Friday, July 26, 2013

"JYJ’s Junsu takes over music charts in US, China and Japan " plus 24 more

"JYJ’s Junsu takes over music charts in US, China and Japan " plus 24 more

JYJ’s Junsu takes over music charts in US, China and Japan

Posted: 26 Jul 2013 08:00 AM PDT

JYJ's Junsu is proving to be unstoppable on local and international music charts with his latest second solo album, 'Incredible'.

On July 24th, Junsu's second album 'Incredible' made its debut at number five on the US' Billboard World Album Charts. The chart combines data from America and Canada, proving that Junsu's album is being met with an explosive response in America.

In addition, Junsu's new title single "Incredible" topped the Yin Yue Tai's weekly Korea V Chart during the week of July 15 to 21 as well as ranked #2 on the music chart of Japan's Tower Records for the same week.

Kim Hyun Joong to give first comeback performance on ‘Inkigayo’

Posted: 26 Jul 2013 07:30 AM PDT

Kim Hyun Joong will finally be giving his highly anticipated comeback performance this weekend on SBS 'Inkigayo'.

After two years of break from the stage, Kim Hyun Joong is set to give his first performance of "Your Story," title track of his third mini-album 'Round 3' as well as the pre-released "Unbreakable", on SBS's music program 'Inkigayo' on July 28th.

"Your Story" is the Korean version of the R&B pop title tune of the same name from his Japanese album 'Unlimited', and it features rapper Dok2. According to Key East, Kim Hyun joong will show more mature sound and powerful performance than before.

B.A.P to debut in Japan this October

Posted: 26 Jul 2013 07:00 AM PDT

B.A.P will make a debut in Japan in October.

Local media outlets in Japan reported on July 26 that B.A.P has teamed up with Japan's King Records and will release its debut single album "Warrior" on October 9. The single will be the Japanese version of their Korea debut album "Warrior" released in January 2012.

Along with the single's release, the group will also hold a concert tour in Japan in November, with stops around Kobe, Nagoya and Tokyo.

YG Entertainment launches official channel on China’s Youku website

Posted: 26 Jul 2013 06:45 AM PDT

It was previously reported that YG Entertainment was looking to expand its market in Greater China and now, the agency is starting its move by launching an official channel on China's online video-streaming platform Youku.

On July 24, YG Entertainment signed an agreement with representatives of Samsung Electronics China and Youku to launch 'YG Family Channel' on China's biggest video hosting website, Youku.

The launch of 'YG Family Channel' is a pioneer co-project of YG Entertainment and Samsung Electronics to begin marketing in the Chinese market. Samsung Electronics will be the official sponsor of YG's official channel, and such strategic Korean Wave marketing will strengthen promotions that targets the Chinese youth.

The channel was launched on July 25 local time, which also marked the start of YG's expansion of promotional activities in the country.

2NE1’s “Falling In Love” tops China YinYueTai MV chart

Posted: 26 Jul 2013 06:30 AM PDT

2NE1's latest track "Falling in Love", which was recently chosen as MTV Iggy's Song of the Summer, is also making a wave in China's music scene.

"Falling In Love" music video began going viral on China's largest video site, YinYueTai, where it racked up 7.4 million views in three days since its release. The song snagged the top spot on the site's weekly K-Pop ranking chart for the week of July 8th to 14th with a score of 96.20 beating Super Junior Donghae & Eunhyuk's "I Wanna Dance" and A Pink's "No No No".

Congratulations 2NE1!

BTS releases dance practice video for “We Are Bulletproof Part 2”

Posted: 26 Jul 2013 06:10 AM PDT

Rookie hip hop group BTS a.k.a Bangtan Boys unveiled a dance practice video for the track, "We Are Bulletproof Part 2".

"We Are Bulletproof Part 2" is included in the group's debut mini album '2COOL 4SKOOL'. It is song that describe the style and dreams of BTS and the new clip showcases members' extraordinary charms and dancing skills.

Check out the clip below:

Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon and Tiffany head to L.A. for ‘Korea Day’

Posted: 26 Jul 2013 05:56 AM PDT

Girls' Generation's Taeyeon and Tiffany are now on their way to Los Angeles for the upcoming 'Korea Day' celebration.

On July 26, Girls' Generation's official Facebook page posted, Going to L.A! Girls' Generation TaeYeon & Tiffany are off to L.A now for attending 'Korea Day', which will be held on July 28th (Local Time)! See you soon L.A!" and shared photo of the two members having a good time together.

Korea Tourism Organization has dubbed July 28 "Korea Day" and intends to honor Girls' Generation and Dodgers pitcher Ryu as promotional ambassadors. As part of the event, Girls' Generation's Taeyeon, Tiffany and Sunny will be singing the Korean national anthem and throwing the ceremonial first pitch at Dodger Stadium during the game between LA Dodgers vs. Cincinnati Reds.

Lee Jong Suk is a fan of Girls’ Generation?

Posted: 26 Jul 2013 05:34 AM PDT

Actor Lee Jong Suk proved himself to be a fan of Girls' Generation.

Recently, Lee Jong Suk posted on his me2day, "Walking side by side and holding your hands! I want to lean on your shoulder and tell you. I love the lyrics. Ahhhh! I feel like a young boy tonight. I'm so lonely.. Good night," and posted the above photo.

In the picture, Lee Jong Suk showed off 4 different looks and captivated the fans with his lovely smile. Especially, he gained attention as he shared the lyrics of Girls' Generation's previous track "Kissing You", proving himself to be a fan of the girl group.

SECRET sings OST for online game ‘Talesweaver’

Posted: 26 Jul 2013 05:15 AM PDT

Girl group SECRET have lent their voices for the soundtrack of popular online computer game, 'Talesweaver'.

The group released its latest single "GRAVitation" for game TalesWeaver's third episode "sympathy". It contains a strong guitar sound at the beginning and is followed with a dreamy sound.

The online game plans to release OST tracks until early August. It is said that f(x)'s Luna and House Rulez also participated in the album.

Lee Seo Jin enjoys happy time with Sunny in Taiwan

Posted: 26 Jul 2013 04:55 AM PDT

It was previously reported that Sunny will be making a surprise appearance on tvN's 'Grandpas Over Flowers 2', and a photo of Lee Seo Jin enjoying his time with the Girls' Generation member was recently uploaded on an online community board.

The photo was taken in Taiwan, and the two are seen looking into a travel guide book together for an upcoming episode of 'Grandpas Over Flowers 2' to be aired in mid-August. Especially, Lee Seo Jin is showing a happy look to be on a trip with Sunny.

Sunny's appearance will be anticipated by fans of the show because the first episode had shown Lee Seo Jin agreeing to take part in the show after being told that the program was about traveling with girl group members such as Sunny and 4minute's HyunA.

Lee Hi, Park Ji Min, Akdong Musician and other ‘K-Pop Star’ alumni release “One Dream” MV

Posted: 26 Jul 2013 04:29 AM PDT

The talented finalists from the first two seasons of SBS' 'K-Pop Star', have come together to release a special theme song for the upcoming third season of the popular audition program.

Lee Hi, 15&'s Park Ji Min, Akdong Musician, Baek Ah Yeon and other 'K-Pop Star' alumni released a remake version of BoA's "One Dream" along with a full music video. This marks the first time the finalists from both seasons have work together to support and give strength to all the upcoming contestants of 'K-Pop Star 3'.

Check out the video below:

Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon looks dazzling in new selca

Posted: 26 Jul 2013 04:11 AM PDT

Girls' Generation's Taeyeon, who is constantly interacting with her fans through Instagram, has shared a new set of dazzling selca once again, making everyone's heart flutters with her beauty.

On July 26, she posted new photos along with the captions, "When it's hot, just like this! #EveryoneItsHotRight."

In the shared selca photos, Taeyeon is wearing a white dress while posing differently in each selcas. Her doll-like beauty and adorable charms are also gaining interest from the netizens as well.

In addition, she also shared a short video of herself singing Yoon Jong Shin's "Patbingsoo".

Yuri and Lee Jong Suk get close on the set of ‘No Breathing’

Posted: 26 Jul 2013 04:01 AM PDT

Girls' Generation's Yuri and actor Lee Jong Suk displayed their close friendship on the set of upcoming film, 'No Breathing'.

On July 25, Yuri posted on her Instagram, "I met Park Sooha while filming No Breathing?! #parkswa #DidYouReadMyThoughtsToo?! #nobreathing"

In the photo, the two stars are posing closely side by side. Yuri even pokes her finger into Lee Jong Suk's cheek, showing their close friendship.

B2ST makes explosive “Shadow” comeback on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 26 Jul 2013 03:47 AM PDT

The boys of B2ST have recently made their comeback with the release of their album 'Hard to love, How to Love' and title track "Shadow", challenging themselves with a new style.

"Shadow" shows the signature sound of B2ST. It is a dance song with lyrical music, telling of one watching a loved one fade away like shadows disappear when lights goes off. The song was co-produced by member Junhyung and Kim Tae Joo.

B2ST stunned the crowd as they delivered explosive performances of two new songs including their title track "Shadow" and their second tune "I'm Sorry" from their second studio album 'Hard to love, How to Love'.

Check out their performances below!

[130726] Ailee wins on Music Bank’s ‘K-Chart’ + Other Performances

Posted: 26 Jul 2013 03:48 AM PDT

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

The July 26th episode of the show features the much-anticipated comeback performance of B2ST, f(x), Lee Jung Hyun, Koyote, TAHITI, AOA Black as well as debut stages of new vocal trio Lush, Say Yes and K.Hunter.

Other performers tonight included Ailee, INFINITE, A Pink, Girl's Day, Jewelry, Dal Shabet, Sunny Hill, Yoo Sung Eun, Crayon Pop, BTS, Lim Heon Il and MR.MR.

And for the highlight of the show, Ailee won on this week's K-Chart with her latest title track, "U&I"!

Congratulations Ailee!


Next Week's Comeback:




Brown Eyed Girls

Kim Hyun Joong


Tonight's Performances:

K.Hunter (Debut)



Lim Heon Il



Crayon Pop

Say Yes (Debut)

Yoo Sung Eun

Sunny Hill

Dal Shabet



Girl's Day

A Pink




Watch tonight's debut/comeback stages below:

B2ST - "Shadow"
f(x) - "Rum Pum Pum Pum"
Koyote - "Hollywood"
AOA Black - "Moya"
TAHITI - "Love Sick"
Lush - "Second Crush"

f(x) says “Rum Pum Pum Pum” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 26 Jul 2013 03:39 AM PDT

Girl group f(x) is finally jumping onto the stage with "Rum Pum Pum Pum", showing colors that only the group can uniquely hold.

"Rum Pum Pum Pum" is a pop dance song with addictive guitar sound and exciting percussion rhythm. The song is the title tune to f(x)'s upcoming second full length album 'Pink Tape' which will be released on the 29th.

Jumping into the fierce pool of competition this summer, f(x) kicked off their first live performance of "Rum Pum Pum Pum" on the July 26th episode of 'Music Bank'.

Koyote is back with “Hollywood” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 26 Jul 2013 03:20 AM PDT

The trio of Koyote is finally making its big return onto the music stage with the release of new single album, "Hollywood".

"Hollywood" is a retro-disco piece, which adds melodies reminiscent of the 1990s. It features Shinji's distinguished singing prowess and the group's signature disco melodies. The song was composed in a team effort between Fish In Water and Lee Yoo Jin.

Check out their performance below:

TAHITI makes sexy comeback with “Love Sick” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 26 Jul 2013 02:50 AM PDT

Five-member girl group TAHITI finally returned to the 'Music Bank' stage with its flashy and alluring performance of latest title track, "Love Sick"!

"Love Sick" is the title song to the group's first mini album 'Five Beats of Hearts', and is about girls giving a sweet revenge to a playboy by making him to fall in love with them. The song is said to be produced by Red Rocket, the same team who worked for Baek Ji Young's "Don't Forget Me" and Kim Tae Woo's "Love Rain".

Watch their performance below.

Rookie group Lush debuts with “Second Crush” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 26 Jul 2013 02:46 AM PDT

New vocal trio Lush is making its first step onto the music scene with debut single "Second Crush" and is planning to be recognized with members' impressive vocal talents.

Lush is apart of Oscar Ent, home to artists such as Bobby Kim and Double K. The members are Kim Ji Hae, Kim Min Hee, and Yoo Sa Ra, who are all 25-years-old and were a part of Korea's best army chorus group.

The group's title song "Second Crush" is a medium-tempo track which expresses about the couple reaching the end of their relationship.

Check out their debut stage on 'Music Bank' below.

AOA Black says “Moya” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 26 Jul 2013 02:43 AM PDT

After releasing their comeback single earlier, AOA's five-member band unit, 'AOA Black' is officially kickstarting its comeback promotions on this week's 'Music Bank' with latest title song, "Moya".

"Moya" is the title song to AOA's third single album of the same name. The song was composed by Kim Do Hoon with lyrics written by Han Sungho. The music video for the song is already receiving attention as it features comedians Kim Min Kyo and Jung Sung Ho, imitated two most well-known flower boys of FNC Entertainment, FT Island's Lee Hong Ki and CNBLUE's Jung Yonghwa.

Check out their performance below:

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

Posted: 26 Jul 2013 02:37 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!

f(x)'s Sulli wows with her graduation photos

Posted: 26 Jul 2013 01:54 AM PDT

f(x)'s Sulli garners much attention with her graduation photos.

An online community shared a pair of photos of Sulli with the title "Sulli's beautiful than flowers graduation photos". She is seen posing in school uniform, showing her innocent charm which is different from her image on stage.

Fans commented,"She's indeed prettier than flowers","her graduation pic is the best" and etc.

Meanwhile, f(x) performed their new song "Rum Pum Pum Pum" on M! Countdown aired on 25th July.

130726 Music Bank Performers List

Posted: 26 Jul 2013 12:12 AM PDT

♬ Music Bank HOT Stage ★☆
- f(x)
- Ailee
- Lee Junghyun
- Yoo Seung Eun
BEAST, f(x), Ailee, INFINITE, Apink, Girl's Day, Lee Junghyun, Jewelry, KOYOTE, Dal Shabet, Sunny Hill, Yoo Seung Eun, TAHITI, Say Yes, AOA Black, Crayon Pop, BTS,  Lush, MR.MR, K-Hunter

Gaon Chart releases rankings for July 14 – July 20

Posted: 26 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 Week July 14, 2013 – July 20, 2013]

Weekly Singles Chart

1. Ailee : "U&I"

2. Kang Seung Yoon : "It Rains"

3. INFINITE : "Destiny"

4. Yoo Seung Eun : "Be OK"

5. A Pink : "NoNoNo"

6. 2NE1 : "Falling In Love"

7. Davichi : "Missing You Today"

8. Dynamic Duo ft. Muzie : "BAAAM"

9. Geeks : "Fly"

10. Lee Seung Chul : "My Love"


Weekly Album Chart

1. INFINITE : "Destiny" [5th Mini Album]

2. Junsu : "Incredible" [2nd Album]

3. Teen Top : "Come Into The World" [1st Mini Album]

4. EXO : "XOXO (Kiss Ver.)" [1st Album]

5. EXO : "XOXO (Hug Ver.)" [1st Album]

6. Ailee : "A's Doll House" [2nd Mini Album]

7. Kim Jin Ho : "Han River Love"

8. A Pink : "Secret Garden" [3rd Mini Album]

9. B2ST : "Hard To Love, How To Love" [2nd Album]

10. Ulala Session : "Memory" [1st Mini Album]

< Last week's rankings

So Ji Sub and Gong Hyo Jin hints at sweet romance with couple pictorial for ‘Sun of the Lord’

Posted: 25 Jul 2013 11:45 PM PDT

Actor So Ji Sub and actress Gong Hyo Jin are giving fans a preview of their sweet romance in the upcoming drama series, 'Sun of the Lord'.

The two stars held a couple photoshoot at a studio located in Cheongdam-dong, Seoul on the end of June. They wore different outfits in order to show different looks and concepts. So Ji Sub and Gong Hyo Jin wore black outfits for a funeral atmosphere, white outfits to represent birth, and red outfits for blood.

According to a representative, the two showed great chemistry and teamwork even though the shooting got extended for hours, receiving much praises from the crew.

'Sun of the Lord' will premiere on August 7.