Friday, July 12, 2013

"FT Island’s Lee Hongki and Mina Fujii to release a duet OST single" plus 24 more

"FT Island’s Lee Hongki and Mina Fujii to release a duet OST single" plus 24 more

FT Island’s Lee Hongki and Mina Fujii to release a duet OST single

Posted: 12 Jul 2013 08:00 AM PDT

FT Island's vocalist Lee Hongki and Japanese actress Mina Fujii will be singing a duet together for the final soundtrack of MBC's 'We Got Married - Global Edition'.

The virtual couple will release a duet song titled "Two of Us" on July 15. The song was briefly played on a previous episode of 'We Got Married - Global Edition' and received much attention from the viewers.

'We Got Married - Global Edition' pairs together single celebrities from different countries to experience make-believe marriage life together. The show is currently airing concurrently in over 21 countries including South Korea, Taiwan, China, Japan, India, Australia, and others.

Ailee sweeps online music charts with “U&I”

Posted: 12 Jul 2013 07:30 AM PDT

Power vocalist Ailee has swept all the music charts with her latest title song, "U&I".

Ailee made her comeback on July 12 with the release of her second mini album 'A's Doll House'. Immediately after her album's release, her title song "U&I" shot atop Korean music real-time charts including MelOn, Bugs Music, Olleh, Mnet, Soribada, Daum Music, Monkey3 and Naver Music, leading to a coveted chart "all-kill".

Along with the title song, Ailee's other tracks such as "Rainy Day" and "No No No" also ranked high on the charts, as well as hotly searched for on various Korean portal sites.

"U&I" is a funky tune that features Ailee's powerful vocals. The song was co-written by K-Pop hitmaker Shinsadong Tiger.

JYJ to release summer edition of ‘The JYJ’ Magazine

Posted: 12 Jul 2013 07:00 AM PDT

JYJ will be publishing a special summer edition of 'The JYJ' magazine in both Korea and Japan.

On July 12, C-Jes Entertainment revealed that the upcoming magazine theme will be 'friends' and will include issues about JYJ member's cover story, personal experiences and thoughts of friends.

The magazine will contain never before seen photos from rehearsal and performance at the Tokyo Dome concert which took place in April. The magazine will also focus on each member's solo careers and behind stories. The summer issue will have a total of 120 pages.

JYJ members said, We hope that the magazine will be a great gift for fans to remember our memories."

A Pink appointed as ambassadors for ‘Seoul Character & Licensing Fair 2013’

Posted: 12 Jul 2013 06:30 AM PDT

Girl group A Pink has been appointed as the honorary ambassadors for the 'Seoul Character & Licensing Fair 2013'.

On July 11, the six lovely members of A Pink attended the Seoul Character and Licensing Fair 2013 at the COEX, Seoul, where they were appointed as honorary ambassadors.

The event is organized by both COEX and Korea Creative Contents Agency to advertise Korean characters not only domestically but also internationally to 170 countries and to introduce various characters with unique concepts each year. The event will be held from July 17th to 21st at COEX, Seoul.

Check out more photos below.

KCON 2013 announces the second artist on the lineup

Posted: 12 Jul 2013 06:00 AM PDT

After confirming EXO's participation, KCON 2013 has now announced the second artist on the lineup!

On July 12, KCON USA released a short video, announcing ballad group 2AM as the second group confirmed for the upcoming large-scale K-Pop concert which will be held at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena on August 24 and 25.

KCON 2013 is Mnet's large scale convention, dedicated to the hottest entertainment coming out of Korea including K-pop, K-drama and Korean movies. More artists will be announced in the next few weeks.

Lee Jun Ki gets hurt during drama shooting?

Posted: 12 Jul 2013 05:40 AM PDT

Actor Lee Jun Ki revealed a photo of himself in the middle of drama shooting.

On July 12th, Lee Jun Ki's management agency unveiled a couple of behind-the-scene photos from the upcoming MBC drama, 'Two Weeks'. The photos show the actor in the middle of shooting with his head bleeding.

According to staff from 'Two Weeks', Lee Jun Ki didn't lose his smile and filled the shooting set with his positive energy despite of sweltering weather. He said, "It seems like Lee Jun Ki is a man for summer. He is showing a great focus even though the weather is very hot."

'Two Weeks', also starring Ryu Soo young, Park Ha sun, Kim So Yeon, will be aired from August after 'The Queen of the Classroom'.

Girls’ Generation’s Sunny reveals she is a fan of Michael Jackson

Posted: 12 Jul 2013 05:22 AM PDT

Girls' Generation's Sunny has revealed that she is a fan girl of the late "King of Pop", Michael Jackson.

On July 11, Sunny posted a photo on her Instagram along with the captions, "I watched it yesterday.. Michael jackson's music.. really has incredible powerㅠㅠ i miss him.. i love you, jackson oppa!! thank you for the nice performance, Cirque du Soleil!!♥ I saw this show yesterday!! It was Amazing.. Love you!! MJ!!!"

In the photo, Sunny is making cute expressions with her show ticket while posing for the camera. She is also giving a big thumbs up, expressing her satisfaction for the great show.

Sunny followed up with the posts, "The 'ONE' show my second oldest unnie, jingu dingu, and brother-in-law and I watched together.. yes yes, that's right. this was also a Michael Jackson show.. yes yes, I am Jackson oppa's biggest fan. cirque du soleil, heart bbyong bbyong, I like you^^;;ㅋㅋ"

"I went to Vegas w/ my sister and bro in law. We watched the Michael Jackson show "ONE" and it was dope! I'm a loyal fan for life!"


Shin Se Kyung is ready for battle in ‘Sudden Attack’ CF

Posted: 12 Jul 2013 05:02 AM PDT

Following miss A's Suzy, lovely actress Shin Se Kyung became the next model for Nexon's popular first-person shooter online game, 'Sudden Attack'.

Nexon recently introduced its large-scale update project 'The New World.' On July 11, it officially released the new commercial starring Shin Se Kyung on 'Sudden Attack' official website.

In the commercial video, Shin Se Kyung meets her friends after a long time at a restaurant. Her friend suddenly points a gun to her head with the words, "It's good to see you". Shin Se Kyung doesn't get bewildered in such suspenseful atmosphere and replies, "Not as much as I am."

Check out the CF below:

‘PATi PATi’ magazine sells out for the first time in 30 years with TVXQ as cover

Posted: 12 Jul 2013 04:30 AM PDT

TVXQ once again displayed unparalled popularity in Japan.

The duo was recently featured in the monthly music magazine 'PATi PATi' for the month of August, and the issue was immediately sold out for the first time in the magazine's 30 year history, evidencing the TVXQ's effect.

The publisher said, "In Japan, it's rare to hear of a magazine to be sold out. We've been flooded with online orders since reservations began, so we decided to reprint the issue for the first time."

The publisher added that this is the first time a reprint decision has been made for 'PATi PATi' since the magazine's creation in 1984.

Ailee injures ankle at ‘Music Bank’ recording

Posted: 12 Jul 2013 04:02 AM PDT

It has been revealed that Ailee injured her ankle during the rehearsal for her comeback performance on 'Music Bank'.

Ailee's agency revealed on July 12 that the singer fell and seriously injured her left ankle on the 10th. Despite her injury, Ailee showed her strong determination and went on stage to rehearse for her comeback performance on 'Music Bank'.

The agency added that Ailee will continue to receive treatment while continuing her album promotions.

Meanwhile, you can watch Ailee's comeback performance on 'Music Bank' here.

[130712] Dynamic Duo wins on Music Bank’s ‘K-Chart’ + Other Performances

Posted: 12 Jul 2013 03:48 AM PDT

KBS "Music Bank" is back this week full of amazing performances!

The July 12th episode of the show features the much-anticipated comeback performances from Ailee, A-JAX and Stellar as well as debut stage of new girl group BESTie.

Other performers tonight included SISTAR, Dynamic Duo, 4minute, Girl's Day, EXO, Jewelry, Roy Kim, A Pink, Dal Shabet, Geeks, John Park, Sunny Hill, BTS, MR.MR, Park Sae Byul and 2EYES.

And for the highlight of the show, Dynamic won on this week's K-Chart with their latest title track, "BAAAM"!

Congratulations Dynamic Duo!

Next Week: INFINITE (Comeback)

Tonight's Performances:


Park Sae Byul





Sunny Hill

John Park




Dal Shabet

A Pink

Roy Kim



Girl's Day


Dynamic Duo


Watch tonight's debut/comeback stages below:

Ailee - "U & I"
A-JAX - "Insane"
BESTie - "Pitapat"

Ailee is back with “U & I” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 12 Jul 2013 03:10 AM PDT

Talented female soloist Ailee is finally back with second mini album 'A's Doll House' and title track, "U & I".

The title track "U & I" is a funky tune that features Ailee's powerful vocals. The song was co-written by K-Pop hitmaker Shinsadong Tiger, and sings about a girl sending a warning message to a man who changed his heart.

Ailee is one of the promising singers in the music scene known for her strong pipe. She once again displayed her strong performance skills on her first comeback performance on 'Music Bank'.

BESTie debuts with “Pitapat” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 12 Jul 2013 03:04 AM PDT

New girl group BESTie is finally taking its first step onto the music world with their debut single, "Pitapat". The group also kicked off its debut stage on this week's episode of 'Music Bank'.

BESTie may be a new group but it actually consists of three former members of EXID, Yuji (Uji), Dami (Hyeyeon) and Haeryung. Early last year, the girls left EXID for personal reasons and joined YNB Entertainment to form new 4-member girl group along with another member Song Dahye.

Check out their performance below:

Super Junior releases album digest for Japanese album ‘Hero’

Posted: 12 Jul 2013 03:01 AM PDT

Super Junior will be releasing its first studio album 'Hero' in Japan and they just released an album digest to give fans a preview of the upcoming tracks.

The album will contain a total of 11 tracks, including the title song "Hero" as well as "Bonamana", "Opera", "Mr. Simple" and more. It will be available in three versions and will be released in Japan on July 24.

Check out the preview below.

A-JAX goes “Insane” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 12 Jul 2013 02:48 AM PDT

Joining the fierce July battle, A-JAX is returning to the music stage with their latest single, "Insane"!

A-JAX released their second mini album titled, 'Insane' featuring the title song of the same name. "Insane" is an electric dance number that holds lyrics about a guy who has fallen in love with a girl. The music video for the song is also garnering attention for featuring Rainbow's Jaekyung and Hyunyoung as sexy nurses.

On July 12, A-JAX hit the stage of 'Music Bank' once again and delivered their explosive performance for comeback track "Insane". Check out the performance below!

KPop Who Am I #31

Posted: 12 Jul 2013 01:32 AM PDT

We are back with another new session of KPop Who Am I, do you have any idea who are owners of these hot bodies?

Gaon Chart releases rankings for the month of June 2013

Posted: 12 Jul 2013 12:00 AM PDT

Gaon Chart is the national record chart of South Korea. It is complied by the Korea Music Content Industry Association with an aim to create a national chart for Korea similar to the Billboard charts and Oricon charts.

[Rankings for the month of June 2013 (June 1st - June 30th)]

Monthly Singles Chart

1. SISTAR : "Give It To Me" : 102,697,261 Points

2. Huh Gak & Eunji : "Short Hair" : 79,915,983

3. Bumkey ft. E-Sens : "Bad Girl" : 68,477,069

4. 4men : "Only You" : 66,157,303

5. Lim Kim : "All Right" : 60,615,106

6. SISTAR : "The Way You Make Me Melt" : 57,801,183

7. Lee Seung Chul : "My Love" : 54,908,099

8. B2ST : "Will You Be Alright?" : 48,360,806

9. 4minute : "What's Your Name?" : 47,886,510

10. Lee Hyori : "Bad Girls" : 46,790,963


Monthly Album Chart

1. EXO : "XOXO (Kiss)" : 206,812 Albums

2. EXO : "XOXO (Hug)" : 172,144

3. MBLAQ : "Sexy Beat" : 36,379

4. Cho Yong Pil : "Hello" : 33,123

5. Henry : "Trap" : 30,213

6. B1A4 : "What's Happening?" : 20,743

7. VIXX : "Hyde" : 18,816

8. 2PM : "Grown (Grand Edition)" : 17,351

9. Super Junior : "Super Junior World Tour Super Show 4" : 15,440

10. SISTAR : "Give It To Me" : 14,631

< Last month's rankings

EXO has the highest monthly album sales in 2013

Posted: 11 Jul 2013 11:30 PM PDT

EXO is setting new record with their first studio album 'XOXO(Kiss&Hug)', topping the monthly physical album sales chart for the month of June.

EXO's first studio album 'XOXO(Kiss&Hug)' was released on June 3 and topped Gaon's physical album chart for the month of June. The album's Korean version 'Kiss' sold 206,812 copies and Chinese version 'Hug' sold 172,144 copies. The albums sat on the No.1 and No.2 spot on the chart.

In total, the boys sold 378,956 copies of 'XOXO(Kiss&Hug)', which is the highest monthly total sales on Gaon for the first half of 2013.

2NE1 to perform on ‘Music Core’ for 1st the time in 2 years

Posted: 11 Jul 2013 11:00 PM PDT

2NE1 will finally heating up the stage of MBC's music program 'Music Core' after a 2 year absence.

An official of YG Entertainment confirmed that 2NE1 will be appearing on the July 13 airing of 'Music Core' to perform their new song "Falling in Love." This will be the first time in two years since the group performed "Ugly" back in 2011.

Since there used to be some rumours about YG Entertainment not being on the best of terms with either MBC or KBS, 2NE1's appearance on MBC may implies that the relationship between YG and MBC has been resolved.

Daesung shoots his first ever kiss scene in “I Love You” MV

Posted: 11 Jul 2013 10:30 PM PDT

Big Bang's Daesung talked about his first ever kiss scene in his music video for latest Japanese single, "I Love You".

The music video shows a touching love story of a man and a woman, and Daesung casted in the music video as the main character himself. In particular, it has become a hot issue in an instant as it contains the singer's kissing scene.

Daesung said, "I was so nervous that I don't remember anything. The music video shows one brief kiss scene only, but we had multiple shootings at different angles."

Kim Hyun Joong is rehearsing hard for his ‘Round 3’ comeback + releases new teaser photo

Posted: 11 Jul 2013 10:00 PM PDT

Kim Hyun Joong is working hard for his long-awaited Korean comeback.

The singer updated his Facebook and Weibo on July 10th, saying, "Rehearsing, rehearsing, and rehearsing," and also shared three photos along with his post.

In the released pictures is Kim Hyun Joong practicing various choreography for his upcoming performance. Especially, his muscular body shape and serious look is drawing many fans' attention.

Also, Kim Hyun Joong released new teaser photo as well as unveiled more details for his comeback. It has been revealed that Keone Madrid worked on the choreography for the title song "Your Story," while the music video is directed by Jo Soo Hyun, the director behind the music videos for Psy.

Meanwhile, Kim Hyun Joong will be releasing his new third mini album 'Round 3' on July 22.

2NE1’s Sandara and Park Bom to launch new show ‘Double Park TV’

Posted: 11 Jul 2013 09:30 PM PDT

2NE1's Sandara Park and Park Bom will be meeting with their fans through a special promotion.

On July 11th, YG Entertainment posted a teaser video on their official blog, YG-Life, announcing more promotional activities from the group. 2NE1 members Sandara Park and Park Bom will teame up to meet with fans by creating their own official YouTube channel 'Double Park TV'.

'Double Park TV' was named as such because Sandara and Bom's last names are both 'Park', and the two girls will be delivering various news of 2NE1 members. In the preview, the duo showed off their wacky charms and slapstick humor. Sandara and Park Bom received the order from Yang Hyun Suk to create a promotional team. They even received official gear and business cards.

Check out the preview below:

JYJ’s Junsu invites you to summer pool party in new ‘Incredible’ teaser

Posted: 11 Jul 2013 09:08 PM PDT

After pre-releasing his track "11 AM", JYJ's Junsu (XIA) is finally getting ready to make an official solo comeback with the release of new teaser image for 2nd solo album, 'Incredible'.

The new teaser photo was posted on JYJ's official Facebook page, along with the captions, "D-3 XIA(JUNSU) Second album release countdown! Music video teaser clip is here! Would you like to join this summer pool party?"

Meanwhile, Kim Junsu will be releasing his second album on the 15th of July.

Rookie group BESTie introduces themselves in Loen TV’s “I’M”

Posted: 11 Jul 2013 08:45 PM PDT

Officially making their debut with first single "Pitapat", YNB Entertainment's new girls group BESTie introduce themselves in Loen TV's new segment "I'M" (Introducing Myself).

Like their title song "Pitapat", their heart go pit-a-pat at the first interview. Each member showcases fresh, bright and bubbly charms with leader Hyeyeon's Indian dimple, UJi's husky voice, Dahye's powerful sexy dance, and the youngest Haeryeong's million dollar wink.

Check out the clip below:

B2ST releases teaser photo for upcoming title track “Shadow”

Posted: 11 Jul 2013 08:34 PM PDT

With just a week away from their long-awaited comeback, B2ST brings more excitement by releasing its first teaser image for upcoming title track, "Shadow".

B2ST will release its second official album 'Hard to Love, How to Love' on July 19 KST. The title track "Shadow" was co-produced by B2ST members, while the music video will be directed by Lee GiBaek, who directed the popular MV for Yang Yoseob's "Caffeine".