Tuesday, July 23, 2013

"Sophisticated KaEun for NYLON Magazine!" plus 24 more

"Sophisticated KaEun for NYLON Magazine!" plus 24 more

Sophisticated KaEun for NYLON Magazine!

Posted: 23 Jul 2013 08:30 AM PDT

KaEun shows matured look in NYLON Magazine.

After School member KaEun is featured in August issue of NYLON magazine. She showcases her new image, looking sophisticated in her photos for the said magazine. Looking ar her perfect figure and at her gaze will give you a different feeling.

Take a look at her photos below.

Written by: angelclowie18@dkpopnews.net

NU’EST receives warm response at first solo concert in Taiwan

Posted: 23 Jul 2013 07:30 AM PDT

NU'EST was welcomed with an overwhelming response at their first solo concert in Taiwan.

The group held its successful concert dubbed as '2013 NU'EST L.O.V.E TOUR in TAIPEI' at Taipei International Conference Center on July 21. They met up with about 1,000 fans, and even though it was NU'EST's first visit in the country, fans were seen singing along to their songs in Korean, proving the group's rising popularity.

NU'EST members commented, "We did not expect to see so many fans in Taiwan. We were truly touched and we will never forget this memorable moment."

Guess the MV #1

Posted: 23 Jul 2013 07:13 AM PDT

Can you guess which Kpop MVs these screencaptures belong to?
Join us with our new quiz: GUESS the MVs !!

G-Dragon to perform new songs at Seoul encore concert

Posted: 23 Jul 2013 07:00 AM PDT

Big Bang's G-Dragon will be unveiling new songs and perform it for the first time exclusively to fans at his upcoming encore concerts in Seoul.

He will be returning to the Olympic Gymnastics Arena for an encore concert to close off his world tour. The concert called "1st World Tour (One of a King) the Final" will take place on August 31 and September 1. During the encore concerts, G-Dragon plans to unveil new songs from his upcoming second solo album which will be released four days before his birthday on August 14.

Just like his first studio album, G-Dragon will be composing and penning the lyrics to all of the songs as well as producing each and every track. There will be ten new songs included in the album, with one featuring female rapper, Missy Elliott.

Tickets to G-Dragon's encore concerts will go on sale from 8PM (KST) on July 23rd.

EXO tops music chart in Thailand for 3 consecutive weeks

Posted: 23 Jul 2013 06:30 AM PDT

EXO managed to maintain its top position on music chart in Thailand for three consecutive weeks, proving its rising popularity.

According to SM Entertainment, EXO's 1st full-length album, 'XOXO(Kiss&Hug)' has topped music channel 'Channel [V] Thailand's weekly Asian Chart for three consecutive weeks from June 24th to July14th.

In addition, EXO reached the top of Billboard's World Album chart on June 22 as well as ranked at the top of HMV's Korea-Japan Chart in Hong Kong for two consecutive weeks. The group also swept local album charts including the Gaon Chart, Hanteo Chart and HOTTRACKS.

Supreme Team disbands, E-Sens leaves Amoeba Culture

Posted: 23 Jul 2013 06:00 AM PDT

E-Sens was revealed to be no longer affiliated with Amoeba Culture, leading to the disbandment of the hip hop duo, Supreme Team.

The duo's agency Amoeba Culture confirmed, Kang Min Ho (E-Sens) was notified of his contract cancellation on the 19th. E-Sens is no longer an artist on our label. We have parted ways because our ways of thinking about music are different. The other member Simon D plans to continue promoting with Amoeba Culture."

E-Sens later updated his Twitter, "I received the notification of my contract cancellation today. I'm going to promote as a soloist."

Simon D also tweeted, "That was the only way for E-Sens to become happy, and I respect that decision. It's just that we're not the same team anymore, but our relationship of over 10 years has definitely not changed. Since we're now solo artists, we'll now be able to show what we do best in I.K."

NU’EST’s Aron discharged from hospital

Posted: 23 Jul 2013 05:30 AM PDT

NU'EST's Aron has left the hospital after being hospitalized over the weekend due to acute enteritis, which is an inflammation of the small intestine.

The group's agency, Pledis Entertainment, revealed on July 23 that Aron left the hospital today and is currently recovering well and is resting at home now.

Aron's physical condition started getting bad in the early morning of July 20. He had a high fever, and vomiting so he was rushed to the emergency room of a hospital. This kept him from participating in NU'EST's first solo concert in Taiwan.

Kim Ye Rim shows alluring pictorial for ‘Esquire’

Posted: 23 Jul 2013 05:00 AM PDT

After taking fans by surprise with her sexy music video for solo debut track, "All Right", Two Months' Kim Ye Rim (a.k.a Lim Kim) has showed more of her alluring charms in her latest pictorial for the August issue of men's fashion magazine 'Esquire'.

In the released photos, Kim Ye Rim is seen wearing a black mini dress with deep back line, revealing most of her flawless back, and perfect S-line. She also tried on gold knitted top with turtle neck and black see-through skirt as she gazes for the camera, flaunting her gorgeous gams.

The entire interview and photo sets will be on August issue of Esquire.

2PM’s Taecyeon and Kim Jae Wook display manly charms for ‘SINGLES’

Posted: 23 Jul 2013 04:33 AM PDT

2PM's Taecyeon and Kim Jae Wook, the two male leads for upcoming tvN drama 'Who Are You', put their manly charms in display through a recent pictorial for the fashion magazine, 'SINGLES'.

In the photos, the co-stars showed off different tough-guy looks with their muscular figures in their tight-fitting suits. Especially, Taecyeon grabbed the attention with his bronzed coloured skin tone, bushy eyebrows and strong gaze.

During the interview, Taecyeon shared, "I have been a singer for 6 years now, and there are still a lot of things that I don't know. But I can determine for myself how I should handle them. But as an actor, I am still a rookie. I want to learn more about acting. I'm not sure how high my goal is as an actor yet."

Dal Shabet display their shapely legs for ‘ARENA HOMME+’

Posted: 23 Jul 2013 04:00 AM PDT

Girl group Dal Shabet, who currently receiving love with "Be Ambitious", showcase their sexy charms once again in a recent pictorial with men's fashion magazine, 'ARENA HOMME+'.

In the pictorial, Dal Shabet captivated male fans' eyes and heart as they flaunted their slim and shapely legs in tight body suits and short pants. Especially, member Subin is said to have impressed every staff at the studio with her perfect S-line.

Dal Shabet recently returned as alluring women through their latest title song, "Be Ambitious", ditching off their trademark cute and bubbly concept. The song features eye-catching dance moves that use their legs as the attraction point.

NU’EST dances to “Introduce Me To Your Noona”, “Bar Bar Bar” and more

Posted: 23 Jul 2013 03:30 AM PDT

NU'EST, who is currently busy with its ongoing Asia tour, has just revealed a special clip for the fans who have been waiting for its comeback.

Released online on July 23 through 'NU'EST L.O.∧.E story', the new video showed NU'EST members having their rehearsal in the practice room. The group showed the choreography practice for their track "Introduce Me To Your Noona".

In addition, as a fan service, member Ren showcases his tap dancing skills with After School's "Let's Step Up!", while other members present a short yet adorable performance of Crayon Pop's "Bar Bar Bar".

Check out the clip below.

Super Junior releases trailer for ‘Super Show 4’ 3D movie

Posted: 23 Jul 2013 03:13 AM PDT

Super Junior has just released a trailer for its 'Super Show 4' 3D movie which will be screened in 30 different theaters across South Korea starting in August..

The film will cover the group's first world tour 'Super Show 4' 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.

Check out the trailer below.

BESTie Profile

Posted: 23 Jul 2013 02:41 AM PDT

Group name: BESTie
Label: YNB entertainment
Debut date: July 12th 2013
Debut song: Pitapat

(3 of 4 members of BESTie are originally EXID members)


Stage Name: Hyeyeon
Birth Name: Kang Hye Yeon
Birthday: December 28, 1990
Position: Leader, Main Vocalist
Height: 165 cm
Weight: 48 kg

Stage Name: Dahye
Birth Name: Song Da Hye
Birthday: June 12, 1993
Position: Main Rapper, Lead Dancer, Vocalist
Stage Name: Haeryung
Birth Name: Na Hae Ryung
Birthday: November 11, 1994
Position: Maknae, Main Dancer, Vocalist
Height: 168 cm
Weight: 50 kg

Stage Name: U-JI
Birth Name: Jung Yu Ji
Birthday: January 2, 1991
Position: Lead Vocalist
Height: 168 cm
Weight: 50 kg

Their debut track:

f(x) releases highlight medley for "Pink Tape" album

Posted: 23 Jul 2013 01:41 AM PDT

f(x) releases the highlight medley of 2nd full length album "Pink Tape", check out the preview of their upcoming songs below.

Jang Geun Suk to heat up Japan’s music fest + gets 10 million followers on Weibo

Posted: 23 Jul 2013 12:00 AM PDT

Singer and actor Jang Geun Suk will be performing in two major music festivals in Japan.

Jang Geun Suk's project group Team H has been invited to two popular Japanese summer music festivals, namely 'MTV Zushi FES 13' and 'Summer Sonic 2013'. In the festivals, he will be bumping his shoulders with prominent rock musicians, such as Metallica, Muse and Linkin' Park.

Jang Geun Suk will perform at 'MTV Zushi FES 13' on August 9, then move on to 'Summer Sonic 2013' the next day on August 10. This will mark his second time at 'Summer Sonic', where CNBLUE and FT Island confirmed their performance as well this year.

Also, Jang Geun Suk has become the Korean celebrity with the most number of followers on Chinese social networking service Weibo, the Chinese variation of Twitter. The actor amassed 10 million followers in less than two years after setting up the account in August 2011.

Lee Seung Gi shows oozing charisma in Hawaii for ‘Esquire’

Posted: 22 Jul 2013 11:40 PM PDT

Lee Seung Gi grabbed the attention with his heart-fluttering looks in his recent photoshoot for fashion magazine, 'Esquire'.

The first photo spread from the fashion magazine was released on July 19 that was shot in the beautiful island of Hawaii. In the photos, Lee Seung Gi is posing at Trump International Hotel where he turned himself into one dashing man.

The multi-talented singer displayed a much more mature looks as he donned slick suits with his deep and charismatic gaze to bring out his mesmerizing charms with relative ease.

A representative stated, "Lee Seung Gi showed a great passion and attitude during the entire shooting, thoroughly monitoring himself after each shootings."

MBLAQ to hold concert in Mexico this August

Posted: 22 Jul 2013 11:20 PM PDT

MBLAQ will soon be meeting their fans in Mexico this coming August.

According to the group's agency, J.Tune Camp, MBLAQ has been continuing to receive love calls from all over South America. The group, who recently launched their comeback song "Smoky Girl", plans to start off its South American venture starting with Mexico this August.

MBLAQ's first time in Mexico will be for their concert at Mexico City's Pepsi Center on August 8th. They will also embark on various promotional activities such as TV appearances from August 5th through the 11th.

Lee Hyori takes “Indian Summer” look for ‘Dazed & Confused’

Posted: 22 Jul 2013 11:00 PM PDT

Lee Hyori went for an "Indian Summer" look in her latest pictorial for the August edition of fashion magazine, 'Dazed & Confused'.

Currently busy preparing for her upcoming wedding, Lee Hyori arranged time for a fashion magazine pictorial. The concept was "Indian summer" and the singer showed a new side to her with braided hair, cool nose piercing and painted face. As the concept was recreating Indian motive into modern ways, she showed variety of poses and facial expressions that match the concept.

The full photoshoot will be in the August edition of Dazed & Confused magazine.

Girls’ Generation rocks 22,000 fans in Taiwan

Posted: 22 Jul 2013 10:30 PM PDT

Girls' Generation has successfully kicked off the first international leg of its "Girls & Peace" world tour with two big shows in Taiwan.

In this second stop of the world tour, Girls' Generation gave fantastic performances at Taiwan's Taipei Arena on July 20 and 21, mesmerizing 22,000 fans at two shows.

The talented girl group performed 28 songs in total, including "Gee", "Genie", "Hoot", "Oh!", "The Boys", "I Got A Boy", "Dancing Queen", "Express 999", as well as hit Japanese singles such as "Paparazzi", "Flower Power" and more.

Fans also showed their love and support by preparing a special event in celebration of Girls' Generation 6th anniversary. Everyone held up the "Congratulations on your 6th year" banner while others formed members' names with coloured papers. On the 2nd day, all of the audience showed "Happy to have Girls' Generation" with cards.

Girls' Generation's "Girls & Peace" tour is slated to continue through Asia, North America and more, although only one show in Singapore in October has been announced so far.

Dongwoon injured during B2ST’s solo concert

Posted: 22 Jul 2013 10:00 PM PDT

It has been belatedly revealed that B2ST's Dongwoon suffered an injury on stage during the group's solo concert.

The group held a special comeback concert '2013 Beautiful Show' for 2 days from July 20 to 21 at Olympic Gymnastics Arena in Seoul, where they stormed the stage in from of 25,000 cheering fans. Dongwoon got injured by one of the explosive that were installed for special effects that scratched his arm.

After the concert, Dongwoon tweeted, I hurt myself a bit while trying to approach my fans a bit closer. It's not that serious so I'll be embarrassed if you guys keep worrying like this ^^ I am considering this injury as an honor, so please don't be worried."

15&’s Baek Ye Rin covers Amy Winehouse’s “Love Is A Losing Game”

Posted: 22 Jul 2013 09:40 PM PDT

The duo of 15& is currently taking a break after their "Somebody" comeback last April but member Baek Ye Rin returns to fans with a special cover performance.

On July 22, Baek Ye Rin uploaded a video on her Youtube account showing her amazing cover performance of Amy Winehouse's "Love Is A Losing Game", showcasing her soulful voice.

The video also includes a message that reads,
Hi, It's Yerin Baek!
I really wanted to sing this song infront of everyone but I wanted to make a tribute video for her. So I asked my friend to join me with the guitar, and I recorded and edited the video. I've never done this before, so you guys might think like It's like....unfinished or something. But I tried my best to show my love and respect for Amy.
After Amy Winehouse passed away, I started researching about her and listening to her songs.They were totally great and I'm still addicted to the songs and albums.
I hope she's well and happy. I respect her music. It's showing the truths, her life story,her own thoughts and her personality I think.
Hope I could be like her, Amy Winehouse, she tells about herself to express her feeling in many songs.I really miss her so much and I really thank that she gave us the happiness of hearing her music.

THANK YOU SO MUCH, and miss you! -Yerin Baek from korea -*
Check out her performance below.

After School's Raina & Hello Venus' Yoo Ara sing "First Love" & "Ah" on MBC Picnic

Posted: 22 Jul 2013 09:36 PM PDT

After School and Hello Venus' main vocalist Raina and Yoo Ara show off their amazing vocals on MBC Picnic.

Besides covering After School's hit songs such as "Ah" and "First Love", they sing "Bobbed Hair" on the show as well, enjoy their performance below.

Dal Shabet releases 3 dance practice videos

Posted: 22 Jul 2013 09:20 PM PDT

Currently busy with their "Be Ambitious" promotions, Dal Shabet treats fans to choreography practice videos for three of their tracks.

Dal Shabet's horeographer BAROSTAR has unveiled choreography videos for the group's title song, "Be Ambitious" as well as "Summer Break" and "Dal Shabet Girls". The new clips show the girls practicing for the songs along with the provided lyrics.

Be Ambitious

Summer Break

Dal Shabet Girls

TAHITI’s Ari is a lovely ballerina in “Love Sick” MV still cut

Posted: 22 Jul 2013 08:58 PM PDT

TAHITI's Ari has transformed herself into lovely and graceful ballerina for the upcoming music video for "Love Sick".

On July 22, Ari shared a still cut from TAHITI's comeback MV on her Twitter and wrote, "A music video shooting. Stretching myself before shooting a solo scene. All of the members teased me saying that I looked like an ugly duckling becoming a swan, but I did my best."

In the photo, Ari is dressed in white ballerina dress and is showing a perfect leg split in a beautiful ballet posture.

"Love Sick" is the title song to the group's first mini album 'Five Beats of Hearts' which will be released on July 25.

Outsider MV for “Bye U” ft. MBLAQ’s G.O

Posted: 22 Jul 2013 08:29 PM PDT

Rapper Outsider returns after three years with a new mini album, 'Rebirth Outsider' featuring the title song, "Bye U".

Released online on July 23, "Bye U" is an electro dance and features G.O. from idol group MBLAQ. The song was composed by Zeko, with lyrics co-written by Zeko and G.O as well.

Check out the MV below.