Friday, August 9, 2013

"Geeks to hold first solo concert" plus 24 more

"Geeks to hold first solo concert" plus 24 more

Geeks to hold first solo concert

Posted: 09 Aug 2013 07:30 AM PDT

Hip hop duo Geeks is having their first exclusive concert after 2 years since debut.

The duo will hold its first solo concert titled, 'Lights On' on August 17 at UNIQLO-AX hall, Seoul. The concert includes a number of guest performers including Ailee, Phantom, Urban Zakapa's Jo Hyun Ah, Zion.T and Park Soo Min, who all Geeks have worked together with.

Geeks made its debut in 2011 and soon gained recognition with its unique music style on various hits and collaborative singles. The duo recently released the single "FLY" which swept local music charts.

A representative of Geeks stated, At the concert, Geeks will show acoustic remake version of their songs, as well as dynamic hip hop stage. You will see more upgraded Geeks as a musician."

f(x) tops Billboard’s K-Pop 100 Chart

Posted: 09 Aug 2013 07:00 AM PDT

After sweeping off local music charts, f(x) has now topped the Billboard's K-Pop chart with its newest title track.

According to Billboard's latest rankings, the girl group's new track "Rum Pum Pum Pum" dominated the K-Pop 100 chart, taking over the top spot for the first week of August.

Also, f(x) ranked first on the cable TV show Mnet's 'M Countdown' on August 8th as well as on KBS 'Music Bank' earlier, further proving the group's popularity and success.

Lee Jung Hyun wants to be on ‘We Got Married’ with G-Dragon

Posted: 09 Aug 2013 06:30 AM PDT

Singer Lee Jung Hyun has revealed her wish to film MBC TV 'We Got Married' with Big Bang's G-Dragon.

The singer, who recently released her new single "V", revealed her thoughts about her comeback, ideal type and marriage in an interview. When asked who would she want to film variety show 'We Got Married' with, Lee Jung Hyun picked G-Dragon without any hesitation.

She explained, G-Dragon may be my junior, but he's a top-notch artist. He is really flawless with his stage charisma during programs and concerts. His music and fashion style, they're all perfect."

Big Star lay down in exhaustion after late-night rehearsal

Posted: 09 Aug 2013 06:00 AM PDT

Idol group Big Star shared photos from their late-night rehearsal.

The group's official Twitter posted photos from the practice room and wrote, "It's 3AM now… Big Star are still running on!! We are exhausted, but we will do our best to return your love and support back! Today! We will see you on 'Music Bank'."

In the photos, Big Star members, who are working really hard for their "Run & Run" comeback, are lying on the floor, looking exhausted from their rehearsal.

Watch their comeback stage on 'Music Bank' here.

Wonder Girls’ Sohee is a lovely flower lady for ‘Happy Rose Day’

Posted: 09 Aug 2013 05:40 AM PDT

Previews for the upcoming KBS drama special 'Happy Rose Day' starring Wonder Girls' Sohee have been released!

Sohee will be starring in her first leading role on the special one-act drama 'Happy Rose Day', which will premiere on August 14th. Sohee will be playing the lead role of Areum who works at her mother's flower shop, and has dreams of becoming an actress.

Teaser stills were also uploaded on the official Facebook of JYP Entertainment, showing Sohee transforming into a lovely flower lady. She is surrounded by flowers and is seen focusing on her flower arrangement.

Check out the preview below:

Girl’s Day’s Sojin sings “In the Summer” for Deux’s 20th anniversary tribute album

Posted: 09 Aug 2013 05:12 AM PDT

Girl's Day's Sojin participated in the special tribute album for Deux.

On August 9, Sojin released a remake version of Deux's "In the Summer" featuring rapper Zizo. The song "In the Summer" is first released in 1994 and has become one of the most popular summer K-pop songs for two decades.

The tribute album was produced to mark 20th anniversary of DEUX and their music.

Listen to the single below.

Kim Hyung Jun to release duet single with Sunny Hill’s Kota

Posted: 09 Aug 2013 04:49 AM PDT

SS501's Kim Hyung Jun will be releasing a special digital single this summer.

Titled "Always Love You", the song is a medium-tempo R&B number which features Sunny Hill's main vocalist Kota. It is partly produced by Kim Hyung Jun himself, and expresses about lovers who get to confirm their feelings during a trip.

The music video was directed by Kim Do Yeon, who's worked on IU's "Last Fantasy" and Wanted's "Going to You", and Park Jong Chul, the recording director of the movies 'Arrow, The Ultimate Weapon' and 'The Temperature of Romance'.

The song and music video will be released at noon on August 14.

Girls’ Generation’s Yuri reveals her handsome brother

Posted: 09 Aug 2013 04:24 AM PDT

Girls' Generation's Yuri recently revealed a photo of her brother.

On August 9, Yuri posted photos of the siblings together on her Instagram and wrote the short messages, "Luv" and "My Bro".

In the photo, Yuri poses naturally and is having fun with her brother. Netizens were especially drawn to the striking similar facial features between the two.

Meanwhile, Yuri is currently busy filming for her upcoming movie, 'No Breathing'.

MV for B1A4’s “Sunshine” revealed ft. Taecyeon and Gui Gui

Posted: 09 Aug 2013 04:05 AM PDT

The full music video for B1A4's OST track "Sunshine" for the 'We Got Married - Global Edition' has been revealed.

On August 9th, Global We Got Married official Youtube channel uploaded the full music video for "Sunshine". The music video features the love story of the virtual couple of Gui Gui (Emma Wu) and 2PM's Taecyeon.

Check out the MV below:

Juniel covers AOA Black's "MOYA"

Posted: 09 Aug 2013 03:46 AM PDT

Juniel sings AOA Black's new song "MOYA" on a radio show recently, check out her angelic voice below:

[130809] f(x) wins on Music Bank’s ‘K-Chart’ + Other Performances

Posted: 09 Aug 2013 03:43 AM PDT

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

The August 9th episode of the show features the much-anticipated comeback performances from talented groups 2NE1, ZE:A, B.A.P, Big Star, TASTY and Lim Jeong Hee as well as debut stage of YG Entertainment's soloist Kang Seung Yoon.

Other performers tonight included B2ST, f(x), Ailee, Lee Jung Hyun, Koyote, EXO, A-JAX, VIXX, BESTie, M.I.B, M.Pire, 24K, Sunny Days, Queen B'Z and Say Yes.

And for the highlight of the show, f(x) won on this week's 'K-Chart' with their latest title track, "Rum Pum Pum Pum"!

Congratulations f(x)!

Tonight's Performances:

Say Yes

Queen B'Z

Sunny Days












Lee Jung Hyun




Watch tonight's comeback and debut performances:

2NE1 - "Do You Love Me"
ZE:A - "The Ghost of Wind"
Kang Seung Yoon - "Wild and Young"
B.A.P - "Badman"
Lim Jeong Hee - "Luv Is"
Big Star - "Run & Run"

2NE1 asks “Do You Love Me” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 09 Aug 2013 03:36 AM PDT

After the success of "Falling In Love", 2NE1 is back with another round of promotions for its latest title track "Do You Love Me".

"Do You Love Me", which was produced by YG's main producer TEDDY, DEE.P and Lydia Paek, is full of fierceness and excitement that suits the summer season, just like "I Am The Best" released in the summer of 2011.

The music video was personally filmed by the members of 2NE1. Instead of using big-budget sets and high fashion stage costumes, they decided to create a home video with mobile phones and old-fashioned cameras and show a natural and casual aspect of the group.

Watch their performance below:

ZE:A is “The Ghost of Wind” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 09 Aug 2013 03:30 AM PDT

Coming back as nine again, ZE:A released its new mini album 'Illusion' and kickstarted their promotions for title song, "The Ghost of Wind" on this week's episode of 'Music Bank'.

"The Ghost of Wind" is a song inspired from the famous musical 'Phantom of the Opera'. The song is of the house dance genre and was written by well known K-pop composer and producer Double Sidekick.

The song is very different from their previous songs, and ZE:A said they will present new, upgraded music and performance.

Kang Seung Yoon is “Wild and Young” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 09 Aug 2013 03:29 AM PDT

YG Entertainment's new artist Kang Seung Yoon is all geared up to officially promote his solo debut single "Wild and Young" on 'Music Bank'!

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.

Watch his performance below.

B.A.P returns as “Badman” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 09 Aug 2013 03:27 AM PDT

The boys of B.A.P are back to the 'Music Bank' stage this week with their latest title track, "Badman"!

Unlike the casual, flower-boy image from first two title tracks, B.A.P will showcase its trademark fierce and powerful looks once again for "Badman" comeback. The song has been revealed to be written by the group leader, Bang Yong Guk.

Check out their performance below:

Lim Jeong Hee sings about what “Luv Is” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 09 Aug 2013 03:26 AM PDT

R&B vocalist Lim Jeong Hee has made a comeback with her latest single "Luv Is" earlier, and she is diving straight to her promotions starting on this week's episode of 'Music Bank'.

"Luv Is" is a mix of pop, R&B and hip hop and features the charismatic rap of hip hop duo BaeChigi. The song is about the regrets former lovers feel after ending their relationship. The music video for the song also features 2AM's member Seulong aand ctress Kim Da Ye.

Watch her performance below.

Big Star is back with “Run & Run” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 09 Aug 2013 03:25 AM PDT

The boys of Big Star, who debuted with "Hot Boy" last year, are back with new mini album 'Hang Out' featuring the title song, "Run & Run".

"Run & Run" is a hip hop track directed and produced by Brave Entertainment's founder Brave Brothers and and Elephant Kingdom. For this comeback, Brave Entertainment teamed up with NH Media, home to U-Kiss, to promote Big Star's new album.

Check out their performanc below:

TASTY returns with “MAMAMA” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 09 Aug 2013 03:24 AM PDT

Woollim Entertainment's duo group TASTY kicked off their first live comeback performance for newest title track "MAMAMA" on this week's episode of 'Music Bank'

"MAMAMA" is the title song for the duo's new mini album, 'Spectacular'. The song is a combination of swing and hip hop, and its lyrics were written by their labelmates Infinite H, Dongwoo and Hoya.

Check out their performance below:

130809 Music Bank performers list

Posted: 09 Aug 2013 01:20 AM PDT

♬ Music Bank HOT Stage ★☆
- ZE:A
- B.A.P
- 2NE1
- Im Jung Hee
- f(x)

BEAST, f(x), Ailee, Lee Jung Hyun, EXO, A-JAX, VIXX, M.I.B, M.Pire, 24K, 2NE1, ZE:A, Kang Seung Yun, B.A.P,Im Jung Hee, Tasty, Bigstar, Sunny Days, Queen B'Z, Say Yes

Goo Hye sun to hold her own art exhibition in Shanghai

Posted: 08 Aug 2013 11:30 PM PDT

Multi-talented artist Goo Hye Sun will be holding a solo art exhibition in Shanghai, China.

Goo Hye Sun, who shows her talents in various areas such as filming, acting, painting and composing songs, is opening a solo exhibition at the Korean Cultural Service Shanghai from August 17 to 31. The exhibition will hold 20 pieces of western painting that are said to explore the themes of nostalgia and memories.

In the opening day, will attend a special event 'Love and Peace told by Children' with China's underprivileged children and gifted students in art where she will paint and share meaningful conversations with them.

Gaon Chart releases rankings for July 28 – August 3

Posted: 08 Aug 2013 11:00 PM 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 28, 2013 – August 3, 2013]

Weekly Singles Chart

1. f(x) : "Rum Pum Pum Pum"

2. Brown Eyed Girls : "Kill Bill"

3. Crayon Pop : "Bar Bar Bar"

4. B2ST : "Shadow"

5. Ailee : "U&I"

6. f(x) : "Shadow"

7. f(x) : "GoodBye Summer"

8. A Pink : "No No No"

9. Girl's Day : "Please Tell Me"

10. San E : "Story of Someone I Know"


Weekly Album Chart

1. f(x) : "Pink Tape" [2nd Album]

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

3. VIXX : "Jekyll" [Repackaged Album]

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

5. Brown Eyed Girls : "Black Box" [5th Album]

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

7. MYNAME : "MYNAME 1st Mini Album"

8. Various Artists : "I Hear Your Voice" [OST]

9. Lee Jung Hyun : "V" [Single]

10. BTS : "2 Cool 4 Skool" [1st Mini Album]

< Last week's rankings

SHINee Jonghyun’s self-written “Selene 6.23″ tops music charts

Posted: 08 Aug 2013 10:30 PM PDT

SHINee's latest tracks proudly stood at the top of local music charts.

On August 8, SHINee released it new repackaged album 'The Misconceptions of Us' and the title track "Selene 6.23" immediately reached the number one spot on local music charts including Olleh Music, Mnet, Bugs and Naver Music.

"Selene 6.23" is a ballad song with orchestra and piano sound. It talks about a crush and describes one sided love. The other new track "Better Off" is a pop ballad which talks about sadness of breakup. Both of the songs' lyrics are known to be written by SHINee's member Jonghyun.

Huh Gak to collaborate with Swings on upcoming single

Posted: 08 Aug 2013 10:00 PM PDT

Talented singer Huh Gak will be returning to fans with a new single next week.

According to A Cube Entertainment, Huh Gak will be releasing his new digital single on August 13 and will feature a different music genre from he has shown through the first studio album 'LITTLE GIANT'.

Huh Gak collaborated with Korean rapper Swings and they will show a perfect harmony in the song which fit perfectly for the summer season.

Wheesung discharged from the military

Posted: 08 Aug 2013 09:32 PM PDT

Singer Wheesung has finally completed his military duties and returned to his fans.

On August 9, Wheesung, who served as a drill instructor at the military training base, was discharged from his two-year mandatory army services at the Nonsan Army Training Station. He gave his salute to the press and fans who came to see him, and apologized, "I wanted to complete my service quietly and cleanly, so I am sorry."

Wheesung, who was originally scheduled to be discharged August 6th, had to serve three additional days in detention for having been caught possessing a cell phone without approval. The singer was also accused of abusing Propofol but later had his name cleared.

SM Entertainment’s SM C&C merges with INFINITE’s agency Woollim Entertainment

Posted: 08 Aug 2013 09:44 PM PDT

Powerhouse agency SM Entertainment announced it plans to expand further into the entertainment industry. The label's subsidiary company, SM C&C (Culture and Contents) has just merged with agency Woollim Entertainment, home to idol groups INFINITE, Nell and TASTY.

It was announced on August 9th that SM C&C has merged with Woollim Entertainment and decided to run an independent label 'Woolim Label'. This will just another strategic move on SM Entertainment's part as a steppingstone to its ambitions of becoming Asia's biggest music group.

For Woolim Label, SM Entertainment will be charge of international distribution of its artists' music and additional business, while SM C&C will take charge of the label's functions. With this connection, Woolim Label current artists INFINITE, Nell and TASTY are expected make synergy effect with SM's affliates.