Tuesday, July 16, 2013

"SHINee To Attend Mnet 20's Choice Awards 2013!" plus 24 more

"SHINee To Attend Mnet 20's Choice Awards 2013!" plus 24 more

SHINee To Attend Mnet 20's Choice Awards 2013!

Posted: 16 Jul 2013 08:30 AM PDT

Idol group SHINee is confirmed to attend Mnet 20's Choice Awards 2013. The award ceremony will be held at Korea International Exhibition Center (KINTEX) on July 18th. 

Check out more information below.
Venue: Korea International Exhibition Center (KINTEX)
Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Date: July 18th 2013
Red Carpet: 17:00 KST
Awards Show: 19:00 KST

Mnet 20's Choice Awards 2013 will be streaming live at 17:00KST. Check out the link below for the live stream.


INFINITE to give first comeback performance on ‘20’s Choice Awards’

Posted: 16 Jul 2013 07:00 AM PDT

INFINITE will give their first comeback performance at the upcoming Mnet '20's Choice Awards'.

The '20's Choice Awards' will take place at the Kintex in Ilsan on July 18 and INFINITE, who just returned with new mini album, will have its first ever performance of its comeback title song, "Destiny".

Other artists confirmed for the event include SHINee, Roy Kim, Girl's Day, Verbal Jint and Daybreak.

Super Junior’s ‘Super Show 4’ 3D to hit Seoul theaters

Posted: 16 Jul 2013 06:30 AM PDT

Super Junior's exclusive world tour 'Super Show 4' will be screened in Korean theaters in 3D-format in August.

On July 15, SM Entertainment announced that it will be premiering Super Junior's 'Super Show 4' 3D in 30 theaters across South Korea. The film will cover the group's first world tour as well as the encore concert in Seoul held in May of 2012 at the Olympic Park Gymnastics Stadium.

The concert will hit the theaters in Korea beginning August 8.

2NE1 and SHINee to join ‘a-nation’ music festival

Posted: 16 Jul 2013 06:00 AM PDT

The annual 'a-nation' concert has confirmed that idol groups 2NE1 and SHINee would be included in this year's lineup.

Representing K-Pop in Japan, the two groups will join TVXQ, Super Junior, BEAST, U-KISS and Big Bang's Taeyang, who all have already been named performers at the prestigious music festival this year.

2NE1, who recently made a comeback with "Falling in Love", will perform at the 'a-nation stadium fes' in Osaka's Nagai Stadium on August 24. SHINee, on the other hand, will stand on stage of the Tokyo's Ajinomoto Stadium on September 1.

Yuri, Minho and Soyu to join MBC’s new diving show

Posted: 16 Jul 2013 05:30 AM PDT

Girls' Generation's Yuri, SHINee's Minho, SISTAR's Soyu, and many more stars will cool down the summer with MBC's new variety show 'Star Diving Show Splash'.

'Star Diving Show Splash' is actually based from Netherland's 'Celebrity Splash!' that became popular on all over the world in 20 different countries. It is a sports reality show where group of celebrities test out their diving skills in a fierce competition.

On July 15th, MBC announced the first line-up of its cast composed of 10 celebrities including Yuri, Minho and Soyu, along with NS Yoonji, actors Yang Donggeun and Kim Youngho, actress Oh Seungyeon, comedians Lee Bongwon and Sam Hammington, and UFC champion Kim Donghyun.

The first episode will air on August 23.

Lee Yeon Hee tells fans to look out for her love scenes with Taecyeon

Posted: 16 Jul 2013 05:00 AM PDT

Actress Lee Yeon Hee talked about her love scenes with 2PM's Taecyeon in their upcoming movie 'The Night Before The Wedding'.

On July 14th, the cast member for the movie 'The Night Before The Wedding' appeared as guests on MBC 'Section TV'. During the interview, Lee Yeon Hee said, "I first met Taecyeon through this movie and there was a strong love scene. But the atmosphere was quite comfortable, because our age is same."

She added, "Please look forward to it", and left fans really looking forward to seeing it.

'The Nights Before Wedding' tells the stories of four engaged couples who go through pre-wedding traumas and many other events. In the film, Taecyeon will play Won Chul, a capable chef engaged to nail artist So Mi, played by actress Lee Yeon Hee.

Roy Kim suffers from ‘Go Jun Hee disease’?

Posted: 16 Jul 2013 04:00 AM PDT

Singer Roy Kim revealed that he is suffering from the 'Go Jun Hee disease'.

On July 13th, Roy Kim held his first solo concert at Yeonsei University. During the show, he said, "Everyone is getting 'Go Jun Hee disease' these days. Every girls with short hair style look like Go Jun Hee, and I think I've got the same disease as well."

Roy Kim added, "I keep looking at girls with short hair style these days", revealing that he has been attracted to women with short hair like Go Jun Hee.

Meanwhile, Roy Kim is currently promoting his first official album 'Love Love Love'. On the other hand, Go Jun Hee is getting more attention with her appearance on MBC 'We Got Married'.

Girls' Generation's Jessica is enjoying some delicious ice cream!

Posted: 16 Jul 2013 03:56 AM PDT

Girls' Generation's Jessica updated her Weibo with a set of adorable photos.

She wrote,"summer=ice cream[心] who wants to have ice cream with me?".

Fans commented,"You're so cute","Ice Cream in hot weather is the best","I want to have ice cream too" and etc.

KCON 2013 announces the third artist on the lineup

Posted: 16 Jul 2013 03:30 AM PDT

With idol groups EXO and 2AM confirmed for the show, KCON 2013 has now announced the third artist on the lineup!

On July 16, KCON USA released a short video, announcing Teen Top as the third 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.

The global version of Mnet's music show 'M! Countdown' will be held at the festival as well. More artists will be announced in the next few weeks.

Busker Busker started recording upcoming album

Posted: 16 Jul 2013 03:00 AM PDT

Following their much successful debut last year, Busker Busker has been set to break out from their long hiatus and comeback with a new album soon.

On July 15, Busker Busker's management agency posted a photo of Brad at practice on its official Twitter, hinting at the group's upcoming comeback. The photo includes the captions, "Recording for Busker Busker's 2nd album just starting. Let's do it well, Brad!"

Being one of the leading indie bands, Busker Busker has produced smashing hit songs and enjoyed a successful and explosive debut, topping music charts for several weeks and received much compliments from fellow artists.

FT Island successfully concludes Arena tour

Posted: 16 Jul 2013 12:00 AM PDT

FT Island successfully concluded their first Arena tour in Japan.

According to FNC Entertainment on July 15, FT Island concluded its 'FT island Arena Tour 2013 ~Freedom~', which visited seven cities in Japan from June 15, and met up with approximately 100,000 fans.

The members all said they were able to mature a lot through the tour, and they showed tears after concluding their final show at Saitama Super Arena. They remarked, "It was a wonderful tour, and we feel thankful for all of the staffs and fans for making our tour so amazing."

At the concert, FT Island performed 24 songs including "Top Secret," "Freedom," "Neverland," "Life," and two other songs that were written by members, "Time To," by Lee Jae Jin, and "Hold My Hand," by Choi Jong Hoon. At their last concert in Saitama, the group treated the audience to an encore of "Like Birds."

Meanwhile, FT Island will be releasing their 11th Japanese single 'Shiawase Ori' on July 24th, and they will be participating in a music festival Mezamashi Live in Japan on July 28.

TAHITI’s Jisoo and Miso bare some skin in new teaser image

Posted: 15 Jul 2013 11:47 PM PDT

Rookie girl group TAHITI is heating up the summer even more with the release of new teaser image for their upcoming comeback.

Counting down to their return, the group unveiled new teaser image featuring members Jisoo and Miso covered in long, silk dress. The two lovely members are baring some skin, possibly hinting at a sexy comeback.

No Min Woo tops Tower Records Osaka’s offline chart

Posted: 15 Jul 2013 11:33 PM PDT

No Min Woo, who recently returned to the music scene with the band ICON, is enjoying popularity in Japan as the rising music icon of Asia.

ICON's first single 'ICONIC OH DISCO 'ROCK STAR'' was released in Japan on July 3 and it rose to the top of Tower Records Osaka's offline album sales chart.

In addition, the single also topped the weekly album sales chart of Korea's Hot Tracks.

Although No Min Woo is not a prominent K-Pop idol, Tower Records Shibuya Store and Osaka Store installed a separate booth for his album that is usually given to well-backed artists. He has been growing popular in Japan after his drama 'Full House 2' was introduced in the country.

Meanwhile, No Min Woo will hold a live concert and launch his official fanclub in Tokyo on August 9th.

Kim Hyun Joong to pre-release a track on July 18

Posted: 15 Jul 2013 11:00 PM PDT

Ahead of his official Korean comeback, Kim Hyun Joong will be releasing a new track and music video for his long awaiting fans.

On July 15, KeyEast announced that Kim Hyun Joong will release a new track "Unbreakable" off of his upcoming third mini album 'Round 3' on July 18 at noon (KST). A music video for the song will be released as well, bringing more excitement.

Along the exciting announcement, Kim Hyun Joong released new teaser image for 'Round 3', showing a traditional Korean mask. The mini album will be officially released on July 22.

Dynamic Duo sweeps weekly music programs

Posted: 15 Jul 2013 10:30 PM PDT

Hip hop veteran Dynamic Duo swept the weekly music programs with their latest comeback title track, "BAAAM"!

Dynamic Duo snagged their first ever trophy on a music show on the July 10th episode of 'Show Champion'. The title track, "BAAAM" also won #1 on three major music shows including Mnet 'M! Countdown', KBS 'Music Bank' and MBC 'Music Core', proving their status as one of the most beloved hip-hop groups.

Choiza said, "It is our first win on a TV music show since we started music 14 years ago. Thank you to everyone who helped us continue to do music but I can't name all of them in the fear of missing someone."

He added, "There are many good songs in Korean hip hop scene. Please keep your eye on them and we promise to give better music and performance."

Girl’s Day to collaborate with Verbal Jint at ‘20’s Choice Awards’

Posted: 15 Jul 2013 09:59 PM PDT

Girl's Day and Verbal Jint will be standing on stage together for a special collaboration performance at the upcoming Mnet '20's Choice Awards'.

According to Dream T Entertainment, the girl group and rapper will have a special collaboration special and perform Deux's hit song "In Summer" at the '20's Choice Awards' which will be held at the Kintex in Ilsan on July 18.

Girl's Day said, "We're happy to have a collaboration stage with Verbal Jint sunbaenim. We're also honored to sing "In Summer" in celebration of Deux's 20th anniversary this year."

Ock Ju Hyun wants Fin.K.L to sing wedding song for Lee Hyori wearing stage costumes

Posted: 15 Jul 2013 09:28 PM PDT

With Lee Hyori reportedly getting married, fellow Fin.K.L member Ock Ju Hyun wants to show her support by having special performance at the wedding.

In a recent interview with MBC's 'Section TV' aired on July 14, Ock Ju Hyun talked about Lee Hyori and Lee Sang Soon who recently announced their wedding. She said, "Lee Sang Soon has a great manner. He always brings a present when he comes to see me but Lee Hyori never brings anything."

Regarding Lee Hyori's wedding song, Ock Ju Hyun revealed, "Fin.K.L members joked that we should sing 'Eternal Love' wearing the same costumes that we wore in the past. We will be signing the song in a different key."

JYJ’s Junsu makes fans dance at comeback showcase

Posted: 15 Jul 2013 08:53 PM PDT

JYJ's Junsu (XIA) held a successful showcase in celebration of the release of his comeback second solo album, 'Incredible'.

On July 15, Junsu held a live showcase at the Seoul's UNIQLO-AX Hall. During the event, he unveiled the very first performance of the new title track "Incredible" in front of 1,500 selected fans through MelOn event.

Junsu also performed his pre-released ballad "11 AM" and captivated the audience with his delicate voice.

Watch the video below.

Kang Seung Yoon makes official debut with “It Rains”

Posted: 15 Jul 2013 08:22 PM PDT

Kang Seung Yoon, a former contestant on the survival audition program "Superstar K2", is finally making his solo debut on the music scene with the release of his single, "It Rains".

Yang Hyun Suk announced earlier that instead of releasing the hard-rock tune "Wild And Young", Kang Seung Yoon decided to release another track for the current rainy season in Korea.

He explained, "As rainy seasons continue, we've decided to release the song, 'It Rains,' first and then to release 'Wild and Young' at the end of July when the hot summer season starts."

Meanwhile, Kang Seung Yoon's mini-album is scheduled to be released in early September.

INFINITE releases blockbuster “Destiny” MV

Posted: 15 Jul 2013 08:03 PM PDT

INFINITE is keeping fans excited by finally releasing the blockbuster music video for comeback title track, "Destiny"!

"Destiny" music video was reportedly filmed at Universal Studio in the U.S., which popular Hollywood movies like Transformer and Spider Man were shot. It was directed by Zanybros' Hong Won Ki, one of the best Korean MV directors who have worked with top singers like Seo Tae ji and Girls' Generation.

INFINITE also released its new mini album 'Destiny' consisting of four tracks in total. In addition to the title track, it also contains tracks "Inception," "Going To You" and ballad track "Mom". Producer Tom Coyne, who was in charge of Beyonce, Chris Brown and Adel's previous records, participated in mastering the album.

Check out the MV below:

T-ara’s Jiyeon shows off her new hairstyle

Posted: 15 Jul 2013 07:30 PM PDT

T-ara's Jiyeon surprised her fans with her new short hairstyle.

On July 14th, a new photo of Jiyeon that was taken prior to T-ara's solo concert in Japan was uploaded on T-ara's official fan website.

In the photo, Jiyeon shows off her new look with a short and wavy hairstyle. She exudes a chic look and her adorable expression also receives great reactions from the public.

In related news, T-ara will be promoting with original six members following the departure of Areum to pursue her solo career.

Girls’ Generation’s Hyoyeon and Yuri visit Sooyoung on the set of her drama

Posted: 15 Jul 2013 07:00 PM PDT

Girls' Generation members Hyoyeon and Yuri made a surprise visit to the drama set of tvN's 'Dating Agency: Cyrano' to show their support for fellow member Sooyoung.

SM Entertainment posted new photos on its official websites, showing Girls' Generation's Sooyoung, Hyoyeon and Yuri posing cutely for the camera together at the set of Sooyoung's current drama, 'Dating Agency: Cyrano'.

Hyoyeon and Yuri are the next Girls' Generation members who came to surprise Sooyoung during her filming following Taeyeon, Tiffany, Seohyun and YoonA.

B2ST releases new set of individual teaser images for “Shadow”

Posted: 15 Jul 2013 06:48 PM PDT

With just days away from their long-awaited comeback, B2ST brings more excitement by releasing new set of individual 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 Junhyung and Kim Tae Joo, while the music video will be directed by Lee GiBaek, who directed the popular MV for Yang Yoseob's "Caffeine".

Check out the photos below:

Kim Jaejoong Snaps A Photo With His Sister!

Posted: 15 Jul 2013 06:30 PM PDT

Kim Jaejoong took a photo with his lovely sister.

JYJ member Kim Jaejoong's sister, Kim Su Young revealed a photo of her with Jaejoong. Kim Su Young changed her Twitter display picture into a photo taken with his brother, Jaejoong. Both of them showcase good looks.

Kim Su Young also uploaded a few photos of their family taken during their reunion. 

Written by: angelclowie18@dkpopnews.net

AOA Black asks ‘What?’ in five different languages

Posted: 15 Jul 2013 06:00 PM PDT

The teasing continues for AOA's five-member band unit, AOA Black's upcoming comeback!

On July 16, AOA Black released new teaser image showing the five members asking fans "What?" in five different languages such as, Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese and Thai, in light of the unit's upcoming third single album, 'Moya' (also means "What" in Korean).

As hinted earlier, AOA Black will release two 'teaser moive' on July 17th and 19th, followed by a music video teaser on the 24th. The official mini album release will be on July 26.