Friday, August 30, 2013

"Big Bang members to appear in G-Dragon’s solo concert" plus 24 more

"Big Bang members to appear in G-Dragon’s solo concert" plus 24 more

Big Bang members to appear in G-Dragon’s solo concert

Posted: 30 Aug 2013 08:00 AM PDT

Big Bang members Seungri, Taeyang, T.O.P and Daesung will be joining leader G-Dragon on stage during his upcoming solo concert.

G-Dragon is to release his second full-length solo album, 'Coup d'Etat' on September 2, four years after he released his first album 'Heartbreaker' in 2009. The singer will be holding the final leg of his 'One of a Kind' concert tour in Seoul on August 31 and September 1 at the Olympic Park Gymnastics Arena.

During the concert, G-Dragon will introduce some of his new songs for the first time. To support him, the other four members of Big Bang will reunite and perform at the event. It has been 7 months since they have all performed together since their World Tour Seoul Concert back in January.

Crayon Pop introduced on America’s channel ABC

Posted: 30 Aug 2013 07:30 AM PDT

The goofy five-member girl group Crayon Pop is receiving attention in the United States.

On August 28th, American Broadcasting Company (ABC)'s 'Good Morning America' made a report about Crayon Pop as the next generation of K-pop rookies and gave detailed introductions about their concept and choreography of hit single "Bar Bar Bar".

The program mentioned the female group's distinctive concept is the success tactic of Crayon Pop. They also introduced a great number of parody videos of their performances, adding that the choreography is getting viral like Psy's 'horse dance'.

During an interview, Crayon Pop were asked why they decided to present a comic concept rather than the sexy concept most of the other girl groups are showing. Member Way said, "We want to encourage people who are tired with work to enjoy life."

BoA and Choi Daniel wrap up filming of ‘Expect Dating’ + release more still cuts

Posted: 30 Aug 2013 07:00 AM PDT

The upcoming KBS drama 'Expect Dating' released new stills of BoA, ZE:A's Siwan and actor Choi Daniel, bringing more excitement to the viewers.

On August 30, the production team released photos of BoA and Choi Daniel meeting in the rain. They are holding up pastel tone umbrellas that match their outfits, and many viewers are looking forward to seeing the two stars of the same age together on the small screen.

Siwan also drew attention on his new still cuts who transformed himselfs into a neat and good-looking guy. He is also seen holding a bouquet of roses and a giant teddy bear about twice his size, getting ready to ask her girl out.

In addition, BoA and Choi Daniel bid farewell to one and a half month's shooting of their new drama. BoA shared on her Instagram, "Cha Gi Dae and Joo Yeon's final scene finished. Gi Dae, thank you^^", and posted a photo of herself and Choi Daniel posing together intimately.

Meanwhile, 'Expect Dating' will air on September 11th and 12th through KBS 2TV.

U-Kiss thanks fans with handwritten letters for 5th anniversary

Posted: 30 Aug 2013 06:30 AM PDT

U-Kiss members sent special handwritten letters to celebrate their fifth anniversary since debut.

On August 28, U-Kiss uploaded their message on official Facebook to thank all the fans who have supported them for the past five years. Leader Sohyun wrote, "Thank you for the support and love. Let's cheer up" while Kevin wrote, "Thank you for always being by our sides. Let's be together in the future too. I love you." All of the messages were hand written by the members.

Also, to celebrate their 5th anniversary, U-Kiss' fans sent congratulatory messages to members. Some fans from China, Russia and France even delivered flower wreaths to the official agency while other fans from South America uploaded special video for the boys.

B2ST’s Kikwang composed a song for BTOB’s comeback album

Posted: 30 Aug 2013 06:00 AM PDT

It has been revealed that B2ST's Lee Kikwang participated in composing a song for BTOB's upcoming comeback album.

BTOB pre-released the track "When I Was Your Man" and they will make an official comeback with third mini album slated for release next week on September 4th. Another track "WHY" is especially gaining attention as it has been written by BTOB member Lim Hyunsik and labelmate B2ST member Lee Kikwang.

The song "WHY" is made with dreamlike melody and striking refrain. The boys also released an audio teaser of the song earlier, giving fans a sneak preview of its sound.

Girls’ Generation’s Sooyoung to return to school this fall

Posted: 30 Aug 2013 05:31 AM PDT

Girls' Generation's Sooyoung has announced her plans to continue her studies this fall semester.

On August 29, SM Entertainment revealed that Sooyoung will be returning to her school and continue her degree this fall semester. She entered Chungang University in 2009 as a theater and film major and previously took off from her degree for a while because of Girls' Generation's promotion.

Following her long break, Sooyoung will go back to school starting from this new semester.

Brave Girls to return with new single “For You”

Posted: 30 Aug 2013 05:00 AM PDT

After being away from the spotlight for a year and a half, girl group Brave Girls are finally making a long-awaited return with a new single this weekend.

Brave Entertainment announced that Brave Girls will be pre-releasing a single "For You" ahead of their full-length album later this year. Labelmate and Electroboyz's member Chakun is revealed to have helped in composing and writing the lyrics for the song.

"For You" will be released on August 31.

Girls’ Generation’s Yuri is pretty and sexy at ‘Moose Knuckles’ launch event

Posted: 30 Aug 2013 04:40 AM PDT

Girls' Generation's Yuri shows off her stunning beauty in a recent event.

On August 30th, Yuri attended the 'Moose Knuckles' store launch event in Cheongdam-dong, Seoul. She appeared in stylish red jacket and black mini skirt, highlighting her shapely and flawless legs.

Check out the photos below:

2NE1’s Sandara cuddles with baby at the Holt Children Orphanage

Posted: 30 Aug 2013 04:18 AM PDT

2NE1 members continue on doing good deeds by visiting babies at an orphanage.

On August 29, Sandara posted on her Twitter, I went back to Holt Children's Orphanage with ChaeRin. These precious little babies… We played well with them and even fed them too. The babies like me because I hold them well >.< Please grow up prettily and healthily! Your Dara-noona or auntie Please remember me~".

Attached the post was a photo of Sandara playing and cuddling with a baby at a nursery at the Holt Children Orphanage. This isn't the first the 2NE1 members volunteered at the orphanage as they have been visiting the babies during their free time.

[130830] Crayon Pop wins on Music Bank’s ‘K-Chart’ + Other Performances

Posted: 30 Aug 2013 03:48 AM PDT

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

The August 30th episode of the show features anticipated comeback performances of idol groups Teen Top, SPICA and AA (Double A).

Other performers tonight included Crayon Pop, Seungri, Sunmi, B.A.P, ZE:A, TASTY, Henry, M.I.B, 2NE1, f(x), K.Hunter, NC.A, Big Star, Wassup, Yoo Sung Eun, and Say Yes.

And for the highlight of the show, Crayon Pop won against EXO on this week's 'K-Chart' with their latest title track, "Bar Bar Bar"!

Congratulations Crayon Pop!

Tonight's Performances:

Say Yes

Yoo Sung Eun


Big Star












Crayon Pop

Watch tonight's comeback performances:

Teen Top - "Rocking"
SPICA - "Tonight"
AA (Double A) - "OK About It"

Teen Top comes back “Rocking” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 30 Aug 2013 03:35 AM PDT

Having recently returned with new album, the boys of Teen Top rock your world as they kick off their first comeback performance tonight on 'Music Bank'!

"Rocking" is the title track to the group's fourth mini album 'TEEN TOP CLASS'. The song is a dance tune with a strong beat and sound that matches well with a club. Its high-level choreography showcases Teen Top's skill and teamwork.

Check out their performance below:

AA (Double A) is back with “OK About It” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 30 Aug 2013 03:10 AM PDT

After being away from the scene in over a year, AA (Double A) has made its grand return promoting their first single album "OK About It" starting on this week's episode of KBS 'Music Bank'.

AA starts afresh with their first single album "OK About It" and two new members following Joo Won's withdrawal from the group in June. With a revamped lineup, the group showcased their upgraded image on their latest upbeat and cheerful track.

Check out their performance below!

SPICA returns with “Tonight” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 30 Aug 2013 03:08 AM PDT

Talented girl group SPICA is back on the spotlight, showcasing a new transformation with their latest single, "Tonight". The group kicked off their promotions starting on KBS 'Music Bank' on August 30th.

"Tonight" is produced by K-pop queen and SPICA's senior, Lee Hyori, as seen in new reality program called 'Lee Hyori's X Unni'. This will be Lee Hyori's first time to produce a single and she was in charge of the song recording, jacket photos, music video, wardrobe and more.

Check out their performance below:

130830 Music Bank Performers list

Posted: 30 Aug 2013 02:10 AM PDT

♬ Music Bank HOT Stage ★☆
- Seungri
- Sunmi
- 2NE1
- Teen Top
- ZE:A
- Crayon Pop
Crayon Pop, Seungri, Sunmi, B.A.P, ZE:A, TASTY, Henry, M.I.B, 2NE1, Teen Top, f(x), K-Hunter, NC.A, SPICA, Bigstar, Wassup, Yu Seung Eun, AA, Say Yes

Gaon Chart releases rankings for August 18 – August 24

Posted: 30 Aug 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 August 18, 2013 – August 24, 2013]

Weekly Singles Chart

1. Bumkey ft. Dynamic Duo : "Attraction"

2. SISTAR's Hyorin : "Driving Me Crazy"

3. Big Bang's Seungri : "Gotta Talk to U"

4. Huh Gak ft. Swings : "That You're Mine"

5. EXO : "Growl"

6. San E : "Story Of Someone I Know"

7. Crayon Pop : "Bar Bar Bar"

8. 4men : "I Love You I Love You I Love You"

9. KARA : "Runaway"

10. 2NE1 : "Do You Love Me"


Weekly Album Chart

1. Big Bang's Seungri : "Let's Talk About Love" [2nd Mini Album]

2. EXO : "XOXO (Kiss Version)" [Repackaged Album]

3. VIXX : "Jekyll" [Repackaged Album]

4. Kim Hyun Joong : "Round 3" [3rd Mini Album]

5. MBLAQ : "Love Beat" [Repackaged Album]

6. ZE:A : "Illusion" [2nd Mini Album]

7. EXO : "XOXO (Hug Version)" [Repackaged Album]

8. NU'EST : "Sleep Talking" [3rd Mini Album]

9. B.A.P : "Badman" [3rd Mini Album]

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

KARA’s Goo Hara and Lee Soo Hyuk spotted having a dinner together

Posted: 29 Aug 2013 11:40 PM PDT

KARA's Goo Hara and model-turned actor Lee Soo Hyuk once again caught up in dating rumors.

Local media outlet Dispatch reported that Goo Hara and Lee Soo Hyuk were spotted having a dinner together a Chinese restaurant located in Cheongdamdong along with their mutual friend Hong Jong Hyun. The released photos are stirring a lot of buzz after the two were previously spotted shopping together in Japan.

However, both DSP Media and SidusHQ once again denied dating rumors and insisted that the two are just friends. A representative stated, "The two of them are nothing more than friends. We hope that there are no unnecessary misunderstandings."

KARA talks about upcoming album in new ‘CSI’ video

Posted: 29 Aug 2013 11:38 PM PDT

Ahead of their comeback, KARA introduced their upcoming fourth full-length album 'Full Bloom' through the new episode of Loen TV's CSI (Coming Soon Interview).

The new clip was released on August 30, with KARA members individually answering questions about their comeback. They sang a bit of heir new title track "Damaged Lady" and Nicole even demonstrated the choreography for the song.

KARA fourth full-length album 'Full Bloom' will be released on September 2.

Mothers of Gyuri, Kyuhyun and Minzy to appear on ‘Mamma Mia’

Posted: 29 Aug 2013 11:20 PM PDT

KARA's Gyuri, Super Junior's Kyuhyun, and 2NE1's Minzy will be introducing their mothers on the idol special of KBS 2TV variety show 'Mamma Mia'.

On August 29, the mothers of Gyuri, Kyuhyun and Minzy participated in the recording of 'Mamma Mia' where they talked about how it is to have children who are being loved by both local and international fans.

Despite being an MC of the show, Kyuhyun's mother is coming out as a guest as well after losing a bet with MC Lee Young Ja. Also, the appearance of Gyuri's mother Park So Hyun is greatly anticipated as she is a famous vocal talent who had done dubbing for the animation 'Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water'.

f(x) - Pink Tape album sharing

Posted: 29 Aug 2013 11:00 PM PDT

This review of  f(x) - "Pink Tape" is sponsored by Yesasia

f(x) is back with new album "Pink Tape".

The old school concept of Rum Pum Pum Pum turns out to be quite successful as f(x) dominates various music charts with their new title track.

The design of the album as mentioned by its title, resembles a video cassette, this pink tape has a lot of surprises in it.

Check out some photos of the album below
01. 첫 사랑니 (Rum Pum Pum Pum) 
02. 미행 (그림자; Shadow) 
03. Pretty Girl 
04. Kick 
05. 시그널 (Signal) 
06. Step 
07. Goodbye Summer (f(Amber+Luna+Krystal) (feat. D.O. of EXO-K)) 
08. Airplane 
09. Toy 
10. 여우 같은 내 친구 (No More) 
11. Snapshot 
12. Ending Page 

Purchase the album here

Teen Top promises a guerilla fanmeeting if “Rocking” wins #1

Posted: 29 Aug 2013 10:45 PM PDT

Teen Top made a promise to hold a guerilla fanmeeting if they win first place on a music program.

On August 27, Teen Top held a comeback showcase to celebrate the release their new album, 'TEEN TOP CLASS' where they perform its new song, "Rocking", for the first time in the public.

When asked if the group has something special prepared for fans if they win first place on televised music programs, Teen Top members answered, "If we reach the number one spot, we will hold a guerrilla fanmeeting in shopping district Myeongdong in Seoul."

During the press conference with reporters, Teen Top also expressed its hopes to win at the year-end awards. Chunji said, "I also hope that we will win a trophy at the end of this year."

BEAST - Hard to Love, How to Love albums sharing

Posted: 29 Aug 2013 10:30 PM PDT

This review of BEAST - "Hard to Love, How to Love" is sponsored by Yesasia

BEAST made their comeback after a year with 2nd full length album "Hard to Love, How to Love".

The design of the album is unique, i have to say it's one of the best album designs in 2013. The album cover brings out the darkness theme of the title song "Shadow".

Some photos of the album as shown below

01. Intro 
02. Shadow (그림자) 
03. How to Love 
04. Be Alright 
05. I'm Sorry 
06. 괜찮겠니 
07. 너는 나빠 
08. Encore 

Purchase the album here

Why won’t EXO members lend any money to Kai?

Posted: 29 Aug 2013 10:15 PM PDT

EXO members appeared as guest on the August 29 radio broadcast of MBC FM4U's 'Midday Songs of Hope' and revealed an interesting story about Kai.

During the show, host Kim Shin Young asked the members who they don't want to lend money to, and Suho and Baekhyun both answered, "Kai". Suho then said, "He easily forgets that he borrowed and he often cheats us."

Kai, who is a bit startled with the revelation, explained, "I do forget often. If I borrow money I would go to the ATM and take out money, but because of our busy schedules, I just don't have time to do that."

Baekhyun then chipped in, "If Kai borrowed 10,000 won from you, he'll pay back 5,000 in cash and 5,000 won with shoe gift certificates which are often expired."

Girl's Day - Female President

Posted: 29 Aug 2013 10:00 PM PDT

This review of Girl's Day - "Female President" is sponsored by Yesasia

Girl's Day made their comeback this year as a 4-member group.The girls started to promote "Please Don't Forget" earlier this year followed by "Expectation" which made them one of the most popular groups in 2013.

The girls continued to promote "Female President" and won first place on SBS music show Inkigayo for the very first time since debut. Some photos of their album below:

02. 여자 대통령
03. 기대해 
05. EASY GO 
06. 그녀를 믿지마 
08. 어쩜좋아 
09. 반짝반짝 
10. 한번만 안아줘 
11. OH! MY GOD! 
12. 나를 잊지마요 
13. 여자 대통령 (MR) 

Purchase the album here

Shinhwa’s Hyesung releases “Jasmine Flower” MV from first live album

Posted: 29 Aug 2013 09:36 PM PDT

Shinhwa's Hyesung has released his first live concert album '2012-2013 SHIN HYE SUNG CONCERT THE YEAR'S JOURNEY' which covers his previous solo concert held at Grand peach palace in Kyunghee University.

Shin Hyesung revealed that he decided to release the album to thank the fans' support. The new album includes a photobook and two CDs, containing footage from his performances. And to give fans a sneak peek, he just unveiled a music video for the track "Jasmine Flower".

Check it out below:

INFINITE - Destiny Album

Posted: 29 Aug 2013 09:24 PM PDT

This review of INFINITE - "Destiny" is sponsored by Yesasia

A MUST HAVE album for Inspirit.

INFINITE is no doubt one of the hottest male groups in Korea, the boys continue to dominate music charts with their latest title track Destiny. Besides showing off their dancing ability through Destiny, INFINITE showcase their soulful vocals through ballad song "Mother".

Check out more photos of their album below:

Songs list:

01. Destiny 
02. Inception 
03. 너에게 간다 
04. 엄마 

Purchase the album here