Friday, August 2, 2013

"Kim Hyun Joong nabs #1 on Billboard World Albums chart" plus 24 more

"Kim Hyun Joong nabs #1 on Billboard World Albums chart" plus 24 more

Kim Hyun Joong nabs #1 on Billboard World Albums chart

Posted: 02 Aug 2013 07:30 AM PDT

Kim Hyun Joong's new album has nabbed the top spot of the U.S. Billboard World Albums chart.

Based on the latest U.S. Billboard chart rankings, Kim Hyun Joong's third mini album 'Round 3', which was released on July 22, topped the website's World Album Chart for the first time.

The album gained much attention not only in South Korea but also in other parts of Asia and South America, ranking high in iTunes albums charts in various countries.

For his new album, Kim Hyun Joong enlisted the help of other big names such as Dok2 and Jay Park, as well as directors Jo Soo Hyun and Hong Won Ki and choreographer Keone Madrid.

BoA, Super Junior’s Siwon and Son Hyun Joo to be the last guests on SBS ‘Thank You’

Posted: 02 Aug 2013 07:00 AM PDT

SBS has announced the cancellation of variety talk show 'Thank You' after five months of run.

A representative confirmed, "The episode 22 of 'Thank You' to be aired on the 9th will be the final episode." He also explained that the main reason for the show's cancellation is to secure the network's program diversity as 'Thank You' has the same concept with 'Healing Camp'.

For its last episode, the variety talk show will feature singer BoA and actor Son Hyun Joo, bringing the talented actor and singer together for the first time. Super Junior's Siwon will make an appearance as well.

'Thank You', which kicked off this March, features deep interviews with celebrities. However, the show has also struggled in viewership ratings with a poor average of 4-5 percent.

Jang Geun Suk’s fans throw surprise birthday party at airport

Posted: 02 Aug 2013 06:30 AM PDT

Jang Geun Suk's fans expressed their love by throwing a surprise party for their idol.

On August 1, Jang Geun Suk was scheduled to depart for Japan to officially launch his new fashion brand 'ZIKZIN' and his fan club members prepared a surprise birthday party at Gimpo International Airport.

Approximately 2,000 fans gathered at the airport from an hour prior to Jang Geun Suk's arrival. They surprised him with presents such as flowers and birthday cake, and wished him a happy birthday with a birthday song.

Meanwhile, 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.

BoA gets rejected from dramas because she’s too famous?

Posted: 02 Aug 2013 06:04 AM PDT

BoA recently revealed the burden of her popularity as a singer.

In a recent filming of the SBS talk show 'Thank You', BoA appeared as guest and revealed some struggles she had gone through as a celebrity.

She said, "I've constantly thought about derailing the life I have as the 'singer BoA' over the past 13 years," revealing that she long wanted to try out acting.

BoA continued, "I tried for a long time to move into acting, but I was rejected in the casting process so many times by casting departments as they said it was too burdensome to take me due to the image I have as a singer. I wanted to be known as the new actress Kwon BoA, not just the artist BoA."

Meanwhile, BoA finally got a chance to act as she has been cast in Hollywood film, 'Make Your Move 3D' along with American dancer-actor Derek Hough which recently opened in Europe.

f(x) becomes the muse of ‘Lovcat Paris’

Posted: 02 Aug 2013 05:30 AM PDT

Girl group f(x) has been chosen as the new endorsement models for the 2013 F/W collection of fashion brand, 'Lovcat Paris'.

Under the slogan of 'Lovecat locks with f(x)', the new commercial shoot covers f(x)'s unique romantic French chic look. Each member effortlessly showcases her individual charms while holding one of the brand's items especially designed for f(x).

Check out the photos below:

After School’s UEE flaunts sexy and healthy body for ‘Le Coq Sportif’

Posted: 02 Aug 2013 05:07 AM PDT

After School's lovely member UEE is creating buzz once again with her latest pictorial for sports brand 'Le Coq Sportif'.

At the photo shoot, UEE showcases a trendy and healthy style that was deemed perfect for sportswear. She flaunts her superior body proportions and sexy curves in tight-fitting clothes and charismatic and alluring poses.

Check out the photos and video below:

Nine Muses make you hungry on “Friends Fun” potato chips CF

Posted: 02 Aug 2013 04:38 AM PDT

Girl group Nine Muses have been tapped as new face of potato chips brand, 'Friends Fun'. As part of promotions, the group release a song and music video for the brand.

The music video also titled "Friends Fun" focuses on Nine Muses member Kyungri, who appeared as a female model. This CF was filmed earlier this July in Busan and also features other Nine Muses members who sexily promote the potato chips.

Check out the MV below:

2NE1’s Bom and CL show off their curves in swimsuits

Posted: 02 Aug 2013 04:24 AM PDT

Making the summer season much hotter, 2NE1 members Bom and CL left fans drooling as they showed off their sexy swimsuit bodies in recent pictures.

Bom posted on her Instagram, "#BOM Wearing swimsuit", and shared a jaw-dropping selca showing off her sexy body in a pink bikini. The photo is said to be taken in Jeju during the filming for 2NE1's next single, "Do You Love Me" music video.

Leader CL also showcased her stunning figure with her Instagram post, "#nighttimepoolparty#DYLM", and gave Blackjacks a pictorial-like photo from the poolside.

ZE:A releases a preview for “The Ghost of Wind”

Posted: 02 Aug 2013 04:03 AM PDT

Returning with a new album, ZE:A gives fans an audio preview of its upcoming title track "The Ghost of Wind".

"Ghost of the Wind" is the title song to ZE:A's new album 'Illusion' which will be released on August 9th. The song is of the house dance genre, with the blend of an orchestra to give a more unique sounds.

Check out the preview below:

Brown Eyed Girls release dance version MV for “Kill Bill”

Posted: 02 Aug 2013 03:57 AM PDT

Brown Eyed Girls have just unveiled a dance verison music video for comeback title track, "Kill Bill"!

"Kill Bill" is the title track to the group's fifth full-length album, 'Black Box'. The song combines pop music with a retro sound, and tells the story of taking revenge on men. It was produced by member JeA and songwriter Lee Kyu Hyun.

Check out the MV below:

[130802] Ailee wins double crown on Music Bank’s ‘K-Chart’ + Other Performances

Posted: 02 Aug 2013 03:40 AM PDT

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

The August 2nd episode of the show features the much-anticipated comeback and follow-up performances of Kim Hyun Joong, EXO, 5dolls, Girl's Day, VIXX, M.I.B, Kim Greem and 24K as well as debut stage of new group M.Pire.

Other performers tonight included B2ST, f(x), INFINITE, Ailee, A Pink, Lee Jung Hyun, A-JAX, AOA Black, Koyote, Outsider, Crayon Pop, TAHITI, BESTie and Jewelry.

And for the highlight of the show, Ailee nabbed a double crown win on this week's K-Chart with her latest title track, "U&I"!

Congratulations Ailee!

Tonight's Performances:


M.Pire (Debut Stage)




Crayon Pop




AOA Black


Lee Jung Hyun

A Pink






Watch tonight's comeback and follow-up performances

EXO - "Growl"
Kim Hyun Joong - "Your Story"
VIXX - "You.Are.Im.pressive"
Kim Greem - "Just The Two of Us"
M.I.B - "Men In Black"
24K - "U R So Cute"

Kim Hyun Joong is back with “Your Story” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 02 Aug 2013 03:28 AM PDT

After a long hiatus, Kim Hyun Joong is back to his Korean fans overflowing with charisma with his latest title track "Your Story" off of his third mini album 'Round 3'.

"Your Story" is the Korean version of the R&B pop title tune of the same name from his Japanese album 'Unlimited', and it features rapper Dok2. The song was produced by Steven Lee while Keone Madrid, who previously choreographed for Big Bang's Taeyang, took over the choreography.

Check out his performance on 'Music Bank' below.

EXO members “Growl” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 02 Aug 2013 03:17 AM PDT

After the much successful comeback with "Wolf", EXO is beginning its follow-up promotions with new title track, "Growl", on this week's episode of 'Music Bank'.

"Growl" is included in EXO's upcoming repackaged album which will be released on August 5th. The music video for the song is especially gaining attention 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.

Similar to the previous track "Wolf", the follow-up track "Growl" is a dance number that combines dubstep and hip hop, and features powerful beats. The song also displays the group's various talents and charms.

Watch their performance below:

M.I.B turns “Men In Black” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 02 Aug 2013 02:57 AM PDT

Hip-hop group M.I.B or "Most Incredible Busters" released their new single "Men In Black" earlier, and they are diving straight to 'Music Bank' stage to kickstart their long-awaited comeback promotions.

"Men In Black" features an addictive and powerful melody. The members participated in the production of this song as well while leader 5zic is said to have helped in the song's choreography.

Check out their performance below.

24K brings cuteness with “U R So Cute” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 02 Aug 2013 02:55 AM PDT

Choeun Entertainment's new idol group, 24K "two-four K" is officially kicking off a new round of promotions for next track, "U R So Cute"!

"U R So Cute" is the title track to 24K's second mini album of the same name. The song was written and produced by 24K's leader Cory and producer Dani. It is a fun dance track that showcases the bright and adorable side of the group.

Check out their performance below:

VIXX says “You.Are.Im.pressive” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 02 Aug 2013 02:52 AM 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' and new title track "You.Are.Im.pressive".

"You.Are.Im.pressive" (G.R.8.U) is 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 VIXX's pure idol side, opposite to their impressive concept as vampires and Mr. Hydes in previous songs "On & On" and "Hyde".

Check out their performance below:

Kim Greem returns with “Just The Two of Us” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 02 Aug 2013 02:50 AM PDT

Singer Kim Greem, who made herself known through 'Superstar K2', makes a sexy comeback with her latest single "Just The Two of Us" on this week's 'Music Bank'.

"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 her performance below:

130802 Music Bank performers list

Posted: 02 Aug 2013 01:54 AM PDT

♬ Music Bank HOT Stage ★☆
- Kim Hyun Joong
- f(x)
- Ailee
- Brown Eyed Girls
BEAST, f(x), Infinite, Ailee, Kim Hyun Joong, Brown Eyed Girls, Lee Jung Hyun, EXO, A-JAX, F-ve Dolls, Girl's Day, AOA Black, KOYOTE, Outsider, Crayon Pop, TAHITI, VIXX, BESTie, M.I.B, M.Pire, 24K, Jewelry

Gaon Chart releases rankings for July 21 – July 27

Posted: 02 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 July 21, 2013 – July 27, 2013]

Weekly Singles Chart

1. Ailee : "U&I"

2. B2ST : "Shadow"

3. A Pink : "NoNoNo"

4. INFINITE : "Destiny"

5. Yoo Seung Eun : "Be OK"

6. 2NE1 : "Falling In Love"

7. Davichi : "Missing You Today"

8. Crayon Pop : "Bar Bar Bar"

9. Kang Seung Yoon : "It Rains"

10. Dynamic Duo ft. Muzie : "BAAAM"


Weekly Album Chart

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

2. INFINITE : "Destiny" [5th Mini Album]

3. MYNAME : "MYNAME 1st Mini Album" [1st Mini Album]

4. EXO : "XOXO (Kiss Ver.)" [1st Album]

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

6. Outsider : "Rebirth Outsider" [Mini Album]

7. EXO : "XOXO (Hug Ver.)" [1st Album]

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

9. AoA : "MOYA" [3rd Single]

10. TAHITI : "Five Beat Of Hearts" [1st Mini Album]

< Last week's rankings

Crayon Pop to appear on ‘SNL Korea’

Posted: 01 Aug 2013 11:30 PM PDT

Rookie girl group Crayon Pop, who's currently receiving love with its latest addictive track, will make be making a special appearance on tvN's adult comedy show, Saturday Night Live Korea.

On August 1, tvN announced that Crayon Pop will make a cameo appearance through a music video on a segment which will feature Kim Gura as the host. This special skit will be aired on August 3rd episode.

Crayon Pop is actively promoting its latest single "Bar Bar Bar", which has steadily risen on most music charts with unique lyrics and choreography.

Lee Hyori to sell her personal stuffs at flea market

Posted: 01 Aug 2013 11:00 PM PDT

Before getting married, Lee Hyori will take part in a flea market to sell her personal stuffs that she doesn't need.

On August 1, Lee Hyori posted the poster of the event on her Twitter and wrote, Flea market from August 9 to 10. I'm letting go of all the stuff I have before I get married. Goodbye to all the fancy objects that were with me during my single life."

She also revealed that stylist Han Hye Yeon and actress Song Hye Kyo will participated in the market which will take place from August 9-10 at the Supernormal store in Gangnam. All fashion items will be sold at reduced prices at about 10% of the original price.

Meanwhile, Lee Hyori is set to make her last appearance as a single woman on television through cable channel OnStyle's reality show, Lee Hyori's X Unnie.

JYJ’s Junsu confirms solo concert in Sydney, Australia

Posted: 01 Aug 2013 10:30 PM PDT

JYJ's Kim Junsu will soon be meeting his fans in Australia!

On August 2, C-JeS Entertainment confirmed that Kim Junsu will be having his first exclusive concert in Sydney, Australia. The concert will take place on September 28, following his Busan concert on August 11 and his activities for the musical 'Elisabeth'.

Previously, JYJ had an interview with Australian TV program 'POP ASIA' and gained good reputation from the local fans. This is will be the first time Junsu will meet his fans in Australia.

Meanwhile, Junsu will hold his two-day concert in Seoul on August 3 and 4.

f(x) members reveal their ideal types

Posted: 01 Aug 2013 10:01 PM PDT

Girl group f(x), who recently made their comeback with "Rum Pum Pum Pum", appeared as guest on the August 1st broadcast of MBC radio's 'Shindong's Shimshimtapa' and revealed who their ideal type of man would be.

Krystal revealed her interest on simple guy saying, "I like guys who look good in glasses, white T-shirt, blue jeans and black hair. I also want humorous character and good odor."

Victoria also shared that her ideal type is "A guy who is tall, non-smoker, clean and in a relatively good shape, and someone who looks good in white", adding that it would also be nice if the guy has fairly sharp nose, big hands and looks manly.

On the other hand, Luna revealed she likes "A guy who is bit tanned, sexy, with a bit thick lips, casual hair style, and not too muscular", while Sulli's ideal type is someone that is "Reliable and always listening" and someone with "good odor, confident and open-minded."

DJ Shindong, who was impressed by the girls' answers, said, "I didn't expect so much details, but thank you. Sounds like Sulli's ideal type is her father, and all of the girls look quite sensitive about odors". He jokingly added, "Ideal types are just ideal types, none of this matters when you're really dating."

Kang Seung Yoon dances with YG’s Team A

Posted: 01 Aug 2013 09:31 PM PDT

YG Entertainment released a short dance performance by Team A, featuring Kang Seung Yoon, who just made his official solo debut. The upcoming group also includes K-Pop Star's Lee Seung Hoon, and they all showed off their incredible dance skills.

As previously announced by Yang Hyun Suk, there are two boy groups in preparation at YG Entertainment currently referred to as 'A' and 'B'. They will be facing each other in the survival competition program called 'WIN' for a chance to make a debut. The winning team of the show will be named as "Winner".

Check out the clip below:

Big Star releases MV teaser for “Run & Run”

Posted: 01 Aug 2013 09:00 PM PDT

The boys of Big Star, who debuted with "Hot Boy" last year, are coming back with a new album and they just unveiled a music video teaser for upcoming title song, "Run & Run".

Big Star will release it second mini album titled, 'Hang Out' on August 8th. The mini album, which was directed and produced by Brave Entertainment's founder Brave Brothers, contains a total of five tracks including the title tune, "Run & Run".

Check out the teaser below: