Wednesday, July 24, 2013

"Crayon Pop’s “Bar Bar Bar” steadily rising on the charts" plus 24 more

"Crayon Pop’s “Bar Bar Bar” steadily rising on the charts" plus 24 more

Crayon Pop’s “Bar Bar Bar” steadily rising on the charts

Posted: 24 Jul 2013 07:00 AM PDT

Rookie group Crayon Pop is on its way to the top of music charts with its latest addictive track, "Bar Bar Bar".

Crayon Pop's new single "Bar Bar Bar" was released in June, but since then it has steadily risen on most music charts. The song, which initially ranked outside of the top 100 songs, is now ranking at #12 daily and at #25 on weekly charts, and even topped Melon's daily MV chart.

A representative stated, It's very rare to see a song climbs up the charts because it is normally pushed out of the rankings as time passes. Considering Crayon Pop is a rookie group, such a performance is quite remarkable."

Suzy flaunts her long legs at VIP premiere of ‘The Terror Live’

Posted: 24 Jul 2013 07:17 AM PDT

miss A's Suzy grabbed the attention of the public with her long, shapely legs.

On July 23, Suzy attended the VIP Premiere of movie 'The Terror Live' which was held at the Lotte Cinema Kunkook University branch located in Jayang-dong, Seoul.

On this day, Suzy was seen in her casual outfits, with black shirt and tight short pants, highlighting her long and shapely legs.

Meanwhile, 'The Terror Live' will officially hit the theaters on August 1st.

Girl’s Day’s Minah to make a cameo in So Ji Sub’s drama

Posted: 24 Jul 2013 06:00 AM PDT

Girl's Day's Minah will be making a cameo appearance in So Ji Sub's upcoming drama, 'Sun of the Lord'.

Minah confirmed her appearance in Twitter saying, "I am making a special appearance on new SBS drama 'Sun of the Lord'. I just finished shooting my last scene! Please show a lot of support for the drama."

Attached the post was a couple of photos of Minah herself with actress Gong Hyo Jin and actor So Ji Sub, who played the main characters in the drama.

Minah will appear on the second episode of the drama as a high school student.

B2ST are ‘forever young’ for ‘Geek’ magazine

Posted: 24 Jul 2013 05:30 AM PDT

The boys of B2ST, who recently returned with "Shadow", showcase their oozing charisma in their latest pictorial for the August edition of fashion magazine, 'Geek'.

Member Junhyung, who became the cover model of the magazine, "Do we look like mature man rather than youthful idol stars? But I want my heart to remain like that of a boy forever. FOREVER YOUNG!"

IU opens up about photo incident with Super Junior’s Eunhyuk

Posted: 24 Jul 2013 05:00 AM PDT

Singer IU has opened up for the first time after being caught up in a scandal with Super Junior member Eunhyuk.

On July 23th broadcast of SBS 'Incarnation', IU was asked about the photo which was accidentally uploaded onto her Twitter. She said, "First of all, I uploaded it by mistake, and I couldn't blame anyone else because I did it."

IU continued, Since I did it myself, I was confused to whom I should be more apologetic to. Should I be sorry to the people who love me, the people I hurt, or to the other person (in the photo)."

"I wasn't sure if I should apologize to everyone and clear up all the misunderstandings, or just stay quiet. I should just be sorry to everyone. I'm so sorry."

When the MCs asked what Eunhyuk said when the scandal broke out, IU replied, "He asked me if I was okay. I said that I'm just so sorry to everyone for everything."

Ga In turns heads with racy pictorial for ‘Vogue’

Posted: 24 Jul 2013 04:39 AM PDT

Sexy Ga In of Brown Eyed Girls will definitely make jaw drops with her risque photoshoot for the August edition of fashion magazine, 'Vogue'.

In the pictorial, Ga In transforms into a dark, femme fatale in a black sexy ensemble and deep smoky makeup, taking her sexy image to another level.

During the interview with the magazine, Ga In shared, "It is very hard to make a balance between sexy and too racy. In order to do that, I need skilled stylist team by my side."

"If you consider yourself as a pro, you have to open up your mind for skin exposure or sexy performance. Because the producer is the one who manage the concept of the songs, I must be open minded to accept the suggestions."

f(x) releases full MV for “Rum Pum Pum Pum”!

Posted: 24 Jul 2013 04:13 AM PDT

Girl group f(x) finally unveiled the full music video for upcoming title track, "Rum Pum Pum Pum"!

"Rum Pum Pum Pum" is a pop dance song with addictive guitar sound and exciting percussion rhythm. It has a marching band sound and repetitive words "Rum Pum Pum Pum" that will surely catch the listeners' ears.

Meanwhile, f(x) will also be making its comeback stage on Mnet's 'M Countdown' on July 25. The second full length album 'Pink Tape' will be released on the 29th.

Girls’ Generation’s Tiffany graces the cover of ‘CeCi’

Posted: 24 Jul 2013 04:07 AM PDT

Girls' Generation's Tiffany once again showcases her enchanting beauty in her latest pictorial for the August edition of fashion magazine, 'CeCi'.

Some cuts from the pictorial were released beforehand, and the magazine has just officially released the photos online recently. Tiffany dressed in vivid colors in her stylish tops and skirts, fitting with the summer.

Check out more photos below:

5dolls release MV teaser for “Soulmate #1”

Posted: 24 Jul 2013 03:32 AM PDT

After long hiatus, girl group 5dolls will finally be making a comeback later this month. Counting down to their return, the group unveiled first MV teaser for upcoming track "Soulmate #1".

The group will team up with Duble Sidekick for their new title track, "Soulmate #1", a fun and exciting retro disco song. The music video for the song will be directed by Cha Eun Taek.

As reported earlier, 5dolls has revamped its lineup following members Shannon and Jihyun's departure. Filling their spots in the group are Seung Hee, winner of the 2012 Chunhyang Contest, and Yeon Kyung of The SEEYA.

Check out the teaser below.

Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon and Seohyun promote ‘Despicable Me 2’

Posted: 24 Jul 2013 03:21 AM PDT

Girls' Generation's Taeyeon and Seohyun released a promotional video for the upcoming sequel of high grossing 3D animated film, 'Despicable Me' or 'Super Bad' in Korea.

The two girls will once again take the roles of two of three smart and ambitious sisters Margo and Edith. Taeyeon provides the voice for Gru's eldest daughter, Margo, a ten year old girl who is very skillful and intelligent, while, Seohyun voices the mischievous and cynical Edith.

Check out the clip below:

KFEST4 (with Alexander) in Philippines on July 28th! @alexander_0729 @kpopculturefest

Posted: 24 Jul 2013 03:08 AM PDT

Another exciting KPOP event will happen in the Philippines on July 28th.

Once again, on its 4th successful year, KFEST Manila Events Management brings you the biggest Hallyu Festival celebrated in the country —KFEST4— happening at Megatrade Hall 2, SM Megamall from 10AM – 9PM on July 28th, 2013.

This Korean Pop Music and Korean Culture festival is an opportunity for fans to enjoy their fandom and to take part in exciting competitions and activities. Connect and make friends and make it a memorable celebration of good music and harmonious blending of two rich and diverse cultures.

Wait, there's more! Former U-KISS member, Alexander will be attending KFEST4 as a special guest and will make the event extraordinary. 'KPOP Republic' (with SHINee, EXO-K and Dal Shabet) tickets will also be raffled at the event.  

We are also proud to announce that DKPOPNEWS is one of the official media partners of KFEST4 so stay tuned to be updated about the event.

Exciting activities await you. Watch the video below.

For more information, check out KPOP and Culture Fest Facebook page.

See you there KPOP fans!

91-liners Nicole & Key snap a photo together

Posted: 24 Jul 2013 12:43 AM PDT

KARA's Nicole updated her Instagram on 23rd July with a new photo.

She wrote,"A face that makes people happy, on the same show! Our Key Bum Bum~."

Fans commented,"so cute","What show is that?","91-liners hwaiting" and etc.

Junsu’s ‘Incredible’ takes over Tower Records overall charts

Posted: 24 Jul 2013 12:00 AM PDT

JYJ's Junsu rises to the top of the overall charts at Japan Tower Records with his second solo full-length album, 'Incredible'.

According to C-JeS Entertainment, Junsu's latest solo album 'Incredible' has topped Tower Records' overall daily charts. He also ranked #2 on the overall weekly chart for the week of July 15 to July 21, and kept his number one spot on the weekly K-Pop chart.

A representative stated, "Junsu's album topped the preorder charts on Tower Records before its release, which raised the anticipation of Japanese fans. It is an amazing feat to be able to rank first and second without having album promotions, beating out other Japanese singers."

Kim Hyun Joong’s new album ranks high in Asia

Posted: 23 Jul 2013 11:30 PM PDT

Kim Hyun Joong's new album has ranked high on various music charts across Asia.

On July 22, Kim Hyun Joong released his third mini album 'Round 3' through music sites and with the release, the album managed to top Thailand's iTunes albums chart, as well as ranked high on charts of Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, the Philippines and Malaysia.

According to his label Key East, Kim Hyun Joong's new album has captured the hearts of the fans from all over the world due to the various genres the album contains, from urban R&B pop to crossover hip-hop.

2NE1’s “Falling in Love” chosen as MTV Iggy’s Song of the Summer

Posted: 23 Jul 2013 11:00 PM PDT

2NE1's latest track "Falling in Love" has been chosen as MTV Iggy's Song of the Summer.

On July 23, MTV Iggy named 2NE1's Falling in Love as the 2013 Song of the Summer, beating other top international stars including Japan's Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and Trinidad's Bunji Garlin. 2NE1 took the lead in the online poll with an overwhelming 65.24% of the votes.

According to MTV Iggy, the reggae-inspired hip-hop track "Falling in Love" and it's laid-back music video is the perfect ingredients for a light, fun-filled summer beach party.

Big Bang’s world tour concert to hit theaters in Asia

Posted: 23 Jul 2013 10:30 PM PDT

Big Bang's first world tour will be shown in theaters in three countries in Asia including Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore.

On July 24, YG entertainment announced that the 'Big Bang Alive Tour 2012' concert will play in theaters in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore in August.

Big Bang kicked off their world tour from last March 2012 until this January, hitting 12 countries, 24 cities and performing in a total of 48 concerts for a total of 800,000 fans.

According to the agency, the film will allow fans to relive the moments as it will include highlights of Big Bang's hit stages as well as passionate and powerful performances.

Supernova’s Yoon Hak discharged from the military

Posted: 23 Jul 2013 10:00 PM PDT

Supernova's leader Yoon Hak was discharged from the military service.

Yoon Hak, who enlisted back in October of 2011, has finally completed his 21 months of service on July 24 at 10:00AM (KST). Fans from both Korea and Japan as well as his fellow Supernova members came to welcome and congratulate him for being discharged.

An official from his agency stated, "Yoon Hak expresses his feelings about being discharged and conveys how he appreciates that fans have waited for him. He is planning to join Supernova's activities in Japan soon."

Brown Eyed Girls release individual teaser images for ‘Black Box’

Posted: 23 Jul 2013 09:46 PM PDT

After releasing a group teaser image and album tracklist, Brown Eyed Girls followed up with their individual teaser images, released exclusively through Naver Music.

In contrast to their usual sexy and fierce concept, the group is getting for a sweet and casual looks this time for their upcoming fifth full-length album, 'Black Box'.

The album will contain a total of nine tracks including the pre-released single "Recipe," which achieved an all-kill on music charts. 'Black Box' is scheduled for release on July 29th.

Girl’s Day’s Yura cast in ‘Love and War 2’

Posted: 23 Jul 2013 09:30 PM PDT

Girl's Day Yura has been cast as the main role in the third episode of the KBS2 drama Couple Clinic: 'Love and War 2'.

Continuing the theme of the first two episodes, the idols will reenact scenarios that newlyweds in their 20s and 30s might experience.

The first idol special featured ZE:A's Dongjoon, Jewelry's Yewon and 4minute's Jihyun, followed by MBLAQ's G.O and Rainbow's Woori in the second episode. Yura will be next idol to decorate the show's list of pretend couples.

The special will be broadcast on August 23rd.

Son Dambi surprises fans with short hairstyle

Posted: 23 Jul 2013 09:00 PM PDT

Singer Son Dambi surprised her fans with new short hairstyle.

Recently, she posted new photo on her Twitter and wrote a short message, "Eehheeng", showing off her new looks.

In the photo, Son Dambi chopped off her long locks for a shorter hairstyle. Her new image gave her an innocent, good girl look, departing from her trademark sexy and mature image.

Park Ki Woong debuts as a singer with special album ‘You Are My Baby’

Posted: 23 Jul 2013 08:51 PM PDT

Actor Park Ki Woong is debuting as a singer for his fans who have been showing amazing support during the last 10 years.

On July 24, Park Ki Woong released special album 'You Are My Baby' as a special gift for his fans. Honey Duo(Jung Yeop and Echo Bridge) and Younha participated in perfecting the songs, while Park Ki Woong wrote the lyrics himself for a track called "You Are My Baby".

"You Are My Baby" also features Younha's vocals with lyrics comparing his fans to lovers, and expressed his sincere thanks for the fans' love and support.

Check out the tracks below.

SPICA play with cups for a cover of “When I’m Gone” from ‘Pitch Perfect’

Posted: 23 Jul 2013 08:40 PM PDT

SPICA released an impressive cover of Anna Kendrick's "When I'm Gone" which generally referred to as "The Cup Song" from the hit movie 'Pitch Perfect'.

On July 23, B2M Entertainment uploaded a video on its official Youtube showing SPICA members playing with plastic cups while showing a great harmony and rendition of the song with lyrics rewritten in Korean.

Check out the clip below.

Jewelry to release remix version of “Hot & Cold”

Posted: 23 Jul 2013 08:26 PM PDT

Jewelry will be releasing a remix version of its latest title song, "Hot & Cold".

"Hot & Cold" is described to be a dance song mixed with trot music and features very unique sounds. With Zeko and BOY TOY remix version, the song will be rearranged into a club version, giving a completely different feel from the original song.

Check out the preview below.

Koyote releases second MV teaser for “Hollywood”

Posted: 23 Jul 2013 08:15 PM PDT

The trio of Koyote have just released their second music video teaser for upcoming single, "Hollywood".

Koyote grabbed the attention of the public with its first teaser video where they transformed themselves into Iron Man, Batman and Marilyn Monroe. The new clip features members Jongmin and Baekga giving a snippet of the song as they are being shown in a vintage television.

The single will be released on July 25.

Check out the teaser below.

AOA Black releases MV teaser for “Moya”

Posted: 23 Jul 2013 08:08 PM PDT

After the release of two teaser movie, AOA's five-member band unit named 'AOA Black' has released a music video for upcoming track, "Moya", giving fans a peek at its concept.

"Moya" is AOA's third single album which will be officially release on July 26th. The MV teaser started with the members cheering for "FT Island" in a concert, before giving a snippet of the upcoming fun and upbeat track.

Check out the teaser below.