Wednesday, July 31, 2013

"KARA To Release New Japanese Album!" plus 24 more

"KARA To Release New Japanese Album!" plus 24 more

KARA To Release New Japanese Album!

Posted: 31 Jul 2013 08:30 AM PDT

KARA will be releasing new Japanese album in August.

Girl group KARA is confirmed to have their comeback in Japan as they will be releasing new album titled "Fantastic Girls" on the 28th of August. The album is said to have a total of 10 tracks including "Bye Bye Happy Days!" and "Thank You Summer Love".

The album will have 3 different versions and will be coming out with posters.

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EXO’s “Growl” MV finally unveiled!

Posted: 31 Jul 2013 08:05 AM PDT

After the much successful comeback with "Wolf", EXO is gearing up to release repackaged album and begin a follow-up promotions. Ahead of the official release, the group unveiled the full music video for next title song, "Growl".

"Growl" is already heightening expectations as it was filmed using a one-take method, in which a steady-cam was used to shoot the video in one shot and does not require any editing process. It emphasizes EXO's dynamic charms that make it seem like a clip from a dance movie.

To show the group's various talents and charms, SM Entertainment will also release several versions of the music video for "Growl" sequentially. Check out the MV below.

Psy finished writing three songs for his new album

Posted: 31 Jul 2013 07:30 AM PDT

K-Pop sensation Psy is hard at work on the preparation for his upcoming album, set for release this September.

On July 30, Psy mentioned about his album on his Twitter saying, "Already done with 3 songs and they are kinda nice!!"

Psy is currently staying in Los Angeles and working on his upcoming album set for a release in September. A representative revealed that he is working with songwriter Yoo Gun Hyung but the concept of the album and genre of the songs are yet to be revealed.

FT Island’s “Theory of Happiness” rises to the top of Oricon

Posted: 31 Jul 2013 07:00 AM PDT

FT Island's new Japanese single has proudly stood at the top of Oricon's Daily Chart.

According to the Oricon, FT Island's 11th Japanese single, "Theory of Happiness", which was released on July 24th, grabbed the top spot on the Oricon Singles Chart. Also, the single has been topping in a great number of different music charts in Japan ahead of its official release.

In related news, FT Island will be participating in 'SUMMER SONIC 2013' which will be held on August 10th and 11th in Tokyo and Osaka.

4minute’s Jihyun and ICON’s No Min Woo to cameo in the finale of ‘Monstar’

Posted: 31 Jul 2013 06:30 AM PDT

4minute's Jihyun, ICON's No Min Woo and rapper-MC Kim Jin Pyo will be making a cameo appearance in the upcoming finale of music drama, 'Monstar'.

A representative from the tvN-Mnet series revealed that Jihyun, No Min Woo and Kim Jin Pyo will be the last cameos in the finale episode which will air on August 2 after its two and a half months run.

Kim Jin Pyo will be playing the MC of the in-school music battle show while No Min Woo and Jihyun's roles have not been unveiled yet as they have important roles in the finale.

Psy’s “Gentleman” MV exceeds 500 million views on Youtube

Posted: 31 Jul 2013 05:49 AM PDT

Psy's "Gentleman" music video has racked up a whopping 500 million YouTube views in just 110 days after its release in April.

"Gentleman" has become the 10th most-watched video on YouTube while Psy's mega-hit track "Gangnam Style" maintained its place as the most-watched video ever with more than 1.7 billion views.

Also, "Gentleman" music video became the second fastest video to crack the 500 million mark on the world's largest video-streaming website after Psy's "Gangnam Style" which took 98 days.

Meanwhile, Psy is currently staying in Los Angeles, America, and working hard at producing his next album which is set for release on September.

Lee Hyori is jealous of contestants’ bodies on ‘Korea’s Next Top Model’

Posted: 31 Jul 2013 05:30 AM PDT

Sexy diva Lee Hyori confessed that she was jealous of contestants' physical features on the modeling competition program on cable channel Onstyle's 'Korea's Next Top Model (KNTM 4)'.

Lee Hyori, who is known as the "Queen" of the Kpop industry, has been chosen as a judge for 'Korea's Next Top Model 4', which will start its new season on August 15. During an interview, she revealed her honest thoughts on the bodies and modeling skills of the contestants.

She shared, "I was so jealous of their sexy bodylines. I wish I had faces and bodies like theirs… I wish I had those legs!", expressing her jealousy over the aspiring models.

Kim Hyun Joong changes title song because of Psy

Posted: 31 Jul 2013 05:00 AM PDT

Kim Hyun Joong goes for a dive into the water in his latest pictorial for the August edition of fashion magazine, 'High Cut'.

In his new summer fashion photoshoot, Kim Hyun Joong showed off his tight and fit body under the water. Having already showcased his diving skills through his variety show 'Barefoot friends', the singer managed to display his charms once again under the water.

In an interview with the magazine, Kim Hyun Joong revealed that he changed his original title song because of Psy. He said that his title track was supposed to be "Gentleman" and explained, "It was written a year ago and I wanted it to be my title song for my new album. But Psy sunbaenim came out with 'Gentleman' first, so I had to change it."

Girl’s Day Minah replaces IU as ‘Inkigayo’ MC

Posted: 31 Jul 2013 04:31 AM PDT

With IU stepping down from the MC role on SBS' 'Inkigayo', Girl's Day Minah has been chosen to fill her spot on the weekly music program.

DreamT Entertainment announced on July 31 that Minah has been chosen as the 'Inkigayo' new female MC. She will host the music show alongside ZE:A's Kwanghee and actor Lee Hyun Woo.

Minah expressed her excitement during the interview and said, "I'm so surprised and happy to be a new MC of 'Inkigayo'. I will do my best to spread my charms and be a good MC."

EXO unveils new set of teaser photos for “Growl” + to release MV at midnight

Posted: 31 Jul 2013 04:00 AM PDT

EXO is set to unveil their anticipated music video for upcoming new title track "Growl" on August 1st at midnight KST!

A new set of teaser photos were released as well, showing the twelve members in a casual and boyish concept that highlight their individual charms.

The music video for "Growl" is already heightening expectations as it was filmed using a one-take method, in which a steady-cam was used to shoot the video in one shot requiring no editing process.

To show the group's various talents and charms, SM Entertainment will also release several versions of the music video for "Growl" sequentially.

Brown Eyed Girls return with “Kill Bill” on ‘Show Champion’

Posted: 31 Jul 2013 03:34 AM PDT

Taking fans to another epic concept, Brown Eyed Girls are back in the entertainment industry with their fifth full-length album, 'Black Box' featuring the title song, "Kill Bill".

On July 31, Brown Eyed Girls kicked off their comeback performance on MBC Music's 'Show Champion' where they performed the title song, "Kill Bill" as well as the pre-released track "Recipe".

"Kill Bill" combines pop music with a retro sound, and tells the story of taking revenge on men. The song is especially receiving attention not only for its concept, but also for being produced by member JeA and songwriter Lee Kyu Hyun.

Check out their performance below:

f(x) performs “Rum Pum Pum Pum” and “Airplane” on ‘Show Champion’

Posted: 31 Jul 2013 03:26 AM PDT

Girl group f(x), who achieved an all-kill on music charts, performed their latest title song "Rum Pum Pum Pum" as well as the track "Airplane" for the first time on this week's episode of MBC Music's 'Show Champion'.

"Rum Pum Pum Pum" has been sweeping several music charts in Korea and the other songs from their latest album, 'Pink Tape', including "Airplane," "Shadow," and "Goodbye Summer" are receiving much love from fans as well.

To celebrate the success, f(x) also performed "Airplane" for the first time on 'Show Champion' tonight. "Airplane" is an electronic dance track that depicts on the start and end to one's relationship by comparing it to one's flight.

Check out their performance below:


24K releases second MV teaser for “U R So Cute”

Posted: 31 Jul 2013 03:08 AM PDT

Choeun Entertainment's new idol group, 24K "two-four K" has just released another music video teaser for upcoming track, "U R So Cute".

According to the agency, 24K will release its second mini album on August 1. This marks their first return since the release oftheir romantic track "Secret Love" in November 2012. Based on the teaser, the group is hinting at a cute and adorable concept coming up/

Check out the teaser below:

Guess the MVs #3

Posted: 31 Jul 2013 07:23 AM PDT

Do you have any idea in which MVs you can find the scenes below?

--- Answers ---

Number 1 is Song Ji Eun ft. Bang Yong Guk - Going crazy MV

Number 2 is Tae Yang's Wedding dress MV

Wheesung sentenced to 3 days in military jail just a week before discharge

Posted: 30 Jul 2013 11:30 PM PDT

Singer Wheesung, who is currently serving in the military, has been sentenced to three days in military jail just a week ahead of his discharge.

According to Wheesung's legal representative, the singer has been sentenced to three days in military prison for using his mobile phone without permission. Therefore, his discharge date of August 6 has been pushed back to August 9.

Wheesung received a reduced sentence in light of the fact that he used his cell phone not at the training facility but at the hospital while receiving treatment for a herniated disc and hair loss. He used the cell phone to talk to personnel that would prove his innocence regarding charges of illegal use of propofol.

Jang Geun Suk to host ‘Zikzin Festival’ in Japan

Posted: 30 Jul 2013 10:30 PM PDT

Actor Jang Geun Suk will hold his 'Zikzin Festival' in Japan this August.

According to his agency Tree J Company, Jang Geun Suk will hold the 'Zikzin Festival' to promote his exclusive brand 'Zikzin' through an expo to be held from August 2-4 in Osaka and August 24-25 in Tokyo.

The expo will feature the performances of his project group Team-H, and is expected to become a small theme park, offering other facilities such as 'Zikzin Town' and 'Zikzin Street' as well as a 'Zikzin Shop', food courts, post office, photo studio and costume shop.

In addition, 'Zikzin Festival' will be streamed live on August 4th at 57 different movie theaters in Japan, and approximately 15,000 fans will be able to share the heat of the festival.

Seo In Guk promises to sing a duet with So Ji Sub if drama receives 25% ratings

Posted: 30 Jul 2013 10:04 PM PDT

Singer and actor Seo In Guk has promised the viewers to have a duet performance with So Ji Sub if their upcoming drama 'Sun of the Lord' receives over a 25% viewer ratings.

At a press conference for upcoming SBS drama 'Sun of the Lord' held at the Seoul SBS Mokdong Office on July 30, Seo In Guk was asked what he would do if the drama ratings surpassed 25%. He replied, "We'll deliver a great performance where I'll sing and So Ji Sub will rap."

He jokingly added, "If that happens, Gong Hyo Jin and Kim Yuri will star in the music video to our song."

f(x) to perform “Airplane” for the first Time on ‘Show Champion’

Posted: 30 Jul 2013 09:30 PM PDT

f(x) will be performing the track "Airplane" for the first time on stage.

On July 31, f(x) will be having their comeback stage on MBC Music's 'Show! Champion' where they will perform the title song "Rum Pum Pum Pum" and "Airplane", another track from their latest album, 'Pink Tape'. Both songs will be performed on Mnet's 'M Countdown' on August 1 as well.

"Airplane" is an electronic dance track that depicts on the start and end to one's relationship by comparing it to one's flight.

Lee Hyori and Lee Sang Soon to forgo official wedding ceremony

Posted: 30 Jul 2013 09:00 PM PDT

With rumors swirling around that Lee Hyori had postponed her wedding ceremony which originally scheduled for September, the singer stepped forward and cleared things up through her Twitter.

On July 31, Lee Hyori tweeted, "Since this morning, news articles came out that I'm postponing my wedding. There's probably a lot of people who are concerned and worried. We actually never planned on holding a big wedding. We just planned to have a meal with our parents and family members that will serve as the meeting between our families."

She continued, "I've always wanted to have a small and quiet wedding and Sang Soon oppa and our family agreed, so we decided to marry without a ceremony. For this important day that I hope will only happen once, I want to spend it as a meaningful time with my oppa and our family."

BTS clips of Tiffany’s ‘CeCi’ pictorial revealed

Posted: 30 Jul 2013 08:40 PM PDT

Girls' Generation's Tiffany recently showcased her enchanting beauty in her pictorial for the August edition of fashion magazine, 'CeCi', to commemorate her birthday. This time, behind-the-scene clips from the shoot have been unveiled, giving a fans a closer look.

Released on CeCi's official Youtube channel, the clips feature a short 'moving cover' video as well as footage from the actual pictorial where Tiffany flaunts her stunning beauty and trademark eye smiles.

Check out the videos below:

BoA releases “Action” as theme song for Gwangju Design Biennale

Posted: 30 Jul 2013 08:20 PM PDT

K-pop queen BoA has just released a new single for the official theme song of the upcoming Gwangju Design Biennale.

Titled "Action", the song was personally composed by BoA herself, and it will reflect South Korean design event's accessibility and the singer's clear vocals in an easy-listening style. This is also the first time the biennale will have an official song.

Meanwhile, Gwangju Design Biennale 2013 will be held for 59 days from September 6 through November 3 under the theme of "Anything, Something" at Gwangju Biennale Exhibition Hall and at other places in Gwangju City.

Check out the single below:

Kim Greem unveils sexy MV for “Just The Two of Us”

Posted: 30 Jul 2013 08:11 PM PDT

Singer Kim Greem, who made herself known through 'Superstar K2', has returned with a sexy music video for her latest single "Just The Two of Us".

"Just The Two of Us" is an acoustic R&B song that features Kim Greem's alluring voice. The song has already got much attention as 2BiG's Jiwan and Kanto participated in it.

Kim Greem, who is being loved for her acoustic music styles, has transformed into a femme fatal, ditching off her previous feminine, pure image.

Check out the MV below.

Kang Seung Yoon releases solo debut single “Wild and Young”

Posted: 30 Jul 2013 08:08 PM PDT

YG Entertainment's new artist Kang Seung Yoon has officially released his solo debut single and music video for "Wild and Young"!

The song is written by YG's main producer Teddy and unlike his previous dance songs, "Wild and Young" contains rock sounds. It is expected to show new sounds of YG, making synergy with Kang Seung Yoon's vocal.

After releasing "Wild and Young", Kang Seung Yoon will be releasing two other title songs, each in August and September with third title song being produced by Big Bang's G-Dragon.

Check out the MV below!

SHINee enjoys the beach on “Boys Meet U” MV

Posted: 30 Jul 2013 08:06 PM PDT

SHINee has just revealed a short version music video for upcoming Japanese single album "Boys Meet U"!

The group recently their second Japanese album 'Boys Meet U' on June 26th and they are already gearing up to release a new single on August 21. The single is a bright, upbeat track perfectly fitting the summer season.

Check out the MV below!

VIXX unveils “You.Are.Im.pressive” MV!

Posted: 30 Jul 2013 08:02 PM PDT

After receiving warm response for 1st mini album 'Hyde', the boys of VIXX are coming back to fans with a repackaged album titled, 'Jekyll'.

'Jekyll' contains three new tracks including "Jekyll", "You.Are.Im.pressive" and "What Do I Do". The title track is "You.Are.Im.pressive" (G.R.8.U), a bright and lively track composed by Shin Hyuk, who is also the man behind SHINee's previous hit track, "Dream Girl."

The new title track will reveal the group's pure idol side, opposite to their impressive concept as vampires and Mr. Hydes in previous songs "On & On" and "Hyde".

Check out the MV below!