Thursday, August 1, 2013

"Rain’s first post-military fanmeeting postponed" plus 24 more

"Rain’s first post-military fanmeeting postponed" plus 24 more


Rain’s first post-military fanmeeting postponed

Posted: 01 Aug 2013 07:30 AM PDT


Singer and actor Rain, who was recently discharged from the military, has postponed his first post-military fan meeting that was supposed to take place this weekend.

His agency Cube Entertainment stated, "We are sorry to his fans for the postponement of Rain's first fanmeeting due to other ongoing preparations. We plan to make an announcement later on with a new schedule. We'll do our best to prepare good performances for all the fans who have waited."

Rain was originally scheduled to meet his official fan club through a fan meeting set for August 3 KST at Kyunghee University.

Meanwhile, Rain will attend and perform in "Sonic Bang 2013," a large music festival at the Impact Muang Thong Thani complex in Bangkok, Thailand on August 24.

SISTAR becomes the new face of online open market ‘11st’

Posted: 01 Aug 2013 07:00 AM PDT


The lovely ladies of SISTAR have become the new face of the popular online open market '11st'.

SISTAR has been chosen as the new endorsement models for '11st'. A representative from the open market revealed, "We chose SISTAR as the members' lively and bright personality match our brand very well."

SISTAR has recently finished filming their first photo shoot and they will soon be appearing on different advertisements from the website during next 1 year.

Member Bora shared, "I'm an online shopping enthusiast. I always purchase items through online shopping malls. I've been using the website very often, and I will keep doing my best as an advertisement model."

Huh Gak is serious with girlfriend but denies wedding rumors

Posted: 01 Aug 2013 06:30 AM PDT


Singer Huh Gak revealed that he has no plans of marriage yet.

Recently, rumors of Huh Gak getting married began to make a headline online and the singer responded to the issue and explained via his Twitter, "Like the media reports, it is true that I am seeing someone that I intend to marry. However, we haven't set the date yet and none of the details have been planned out yet. "

In a separate tweet, Huh Gak said that he wanted to be the one to confidently reveal the news to his fans after giving a great marriage proposal to her girlfriend. However, several local media outlets' falsely' reported that Huh Gak and his girlfriend are set to get married this October.

Wonder Girls’ Sunye is expecting her baby in October

Posted: 01 Aug 2013 06:00 AM PDT


Wonder Girls' Sunye, who is now in the 7th month of her pregnancy, flew back to Canada with her husband James Park.

A representative from JYP Entertainment revealed that Sunye and husband James Park departed for Canada via Incheon International Airport on July 31. The couple will return to Montreal as Sunye is expecting her baby in October.

While Sunye is preparing for their first child, the other Wonder Girls' members have said that they would be pursuing individual activities at the moment.

Past photo of Suzy and Hyeri in school uniforms resurfaced!

Posted: 01 Aug 2013 05:30 AM PDT


A high school photo of miss A's Suzy and Girl's Day's Hyeri recently resurfaced on an online community board, and is currently becoming a hot topic online.

In the photo, Suzy and Hyeri are both wearing the same uniform of Seoul School of Performing Arts, surprising fans that they are friends since long time ago. Especially, their beautiful looks and close friendship are drawing many netizens' attention.

Fans commented, "I didn't know Suzy and Hyeri were friends", "Their classmates are truly blessed", "I would never miss a single class" and more.

Super Junior’s Kim Kibum captured filming for Chinese drama

Posted: 01 Aug 2013 05:00 AM PDT


Super Junior's Kim Kibum is currently busy filming for his upcoming Chinese drama 'Lucky Tempo'.

On July 30, the production team of the drama revealed a photo from the filming set, showing Kim Kibum hugging his co-star actress Chen Yu Lin in a pretty romantic setting. The two are seen wearing period clothings as the drama is set in the Ming Dynasty.

'Lucky Tempo' is Kim Kibum's second Chinese drama and he will as the male lead named, Zhu Tian Bao.

Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon gets 1 million followers on Instagram

Posted: 01 Aug 2013 04:41 AM PDT


Girls' Generation's Taeyeon became the next Korean idol to have more than a million followers on Instagram.

Taeyeon recently amassed 1 million followers on her Instagram. She opened up her account on March 18, and soon started gathering a million followers in four and a half months with her frequent updates and posts such as lovely selcas, random drawings, and even quirky videos.

Girls’ Generation’s Seohyun celebrates Tiffany’s birthday

Posted: 01 Aug 2013 04:26 AM PDT


Girls' Generation's Tiffany, who is celebrating her birthday today, is getting lots of love not just from her fans, but also from her fellow members. After Jessica, Yuri and Taeyeon sent out their greetings, the maknae Seohyun also wishes Tiffany a happy birthday.

On August 1st, Seohyun posted a short message on Girls' Generation's official website, "Shining brightly is the star of the day!! Fany Fany Tiffany unnie~~ Happy birthday!! ^-^ Chu~♥ Together with Sunny unnie. Today is your day~!!! We will make sure your day is full of excitement!! Hahaha Everyone wish her a happy birthday too~!!"

She also attached a lovely photo of herself and Sunny, giving a sweet birthday kiss to Tiffany.


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Epik High’s Tablo & Lee Hi release “Fly” MV for GLACEAU Vitamin Water

Posted: 01 Aug 2013 04:02 AM PDT


In promotion of GLACEAU Vitamin Water, Epik High's Tablo and Lee Hi collaborated for a special remix version of Epik High's "Fly".

The new version of "Fly" was remixed by Tablo himself and features Lee Hi's soulful voice and Tablo's charismatic rap. The music video also promotes G-Dragon's 'g-creator', a new flavor of Vitamin Water.

Check out the MV below:

[130801] B2ST wins on ‘M! Countdown’ + Other Performances

Posted: 01 Aug 2013 03:35 AM PDT


Mnet's "M! Countdown" is back this week full of amazing performances!

The August 1st episode features highly anticipated comeback and follow-up performances from Brown Eyed Girls, Kim Hyun Joong, EXO, Girl's Day, 5dolls, VIXX, AOA Black and M.I.B.

Other performers tonight included B2ST, INFINITE, f(x), Ailee, A Pink, Crayon Pop, Lee Jung Hyun, Dal Shabet, Stellar and M.Pire.

And for the highlight of the show, B2ST won on this week's chart with their latest single, "Shadow"!

Congratulations B2ST!


Tonight's Performances:

M.Pire (Debut Stage)


Stellar

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Dal Shabet


Lee Jung Hyun

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Crayon Pop


A Pink


Ailee

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f(x)

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INFINITE


B2ST


Watch tonight's comeback and follow-up performances

EXO - "Growl"
Brown Eyed Girls - "Kill Bill"
Kim Hyun Joong - "Your Story"
Girl's Day - "Please Tell Me"
VIXX - "You.Are.Im.pressive"
M.I.B - "Men In Black"
AOA Black - "Moya"
5dolls - "Soulmate #1"

EXO members “Growl” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 01 Aug 2013 03:33 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 'M! Countdown'.

"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:

Kim Hyun Joong is back with “Your Story” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 01 Aug 2013 03:21 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 'M! Countdown' below.


Brown Eyed Girls return with “Kill Bill” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 01 Aug 2013 03:18 AM PDT


Taking fans to another epic concept, Brown Eyed Girls are back in the entertainment industry with their fifth full-length album, 'Black Box' featuring the title song, "Kill Bill".

On August 1, Brown Eyed Girls kicked off their comeback performance on Mnet's 'M! Countdown' where they performed the title song, "Kill Bill" as well as the pre-released track "Recipe".

"Kill Bill" combines pop music with a retro sound, and tells the story of taking revenge on men. The song is especially receiving attention not only for its concept, but also for being produced by member JeA and songwriter Lee Kyu Hyun.

Check out their performance below:

AOA Black says “Moya” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 01 Aug 2013 03:06 AM PDT


After releasing their comeback single last week, AOA's five-member band unit, 'AOA Black' is kickstarting its comeback promotions on this week's 'M! Countdown' with latest title song, "Moya".

"Moya" is the title song to AOA's third single album of the same name. The song was composed by Kim Do Hoon with lyrics written by Han Sungho. The music video for the song is already receiving attention as it features comedians Kim Min Kyo and Jung Sung Ho, imitated two most well-known flower boys of FNC Entertainment, FT Island's Lee Hong Ki and CNBLUE's Jung Yonghwa.

Check out their performance below:

VIXX says “You.Are.Im.pressive” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 01 Aug 2013 03:03 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:

M.I.B turns “Men In Black” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 01 Aug 2013 03:02 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 'M! Countdown' 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.

Girl’s Day follows up with “Please Tell Me” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 01 Aug 2013 03:00 AM PDT


After concluding their promotions for "Female President", Girl's Day are taking the 'M! Countdown' stage once again with a new follow-up summer single, "Please Tell Me".

"Please Tell Me" is composed by composer 'Polar Bear', who also made a featuring in the song. It is a refreshing dance song perfectly fitting for the summer.

According to DreamT Entertainment, "Girl's Day received much love with 'Female President' during the past month. To pay the love back, they release entertaining summer song 'Please Tell Me'."

Check out their performance below:

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5dolls search for “Soulmate #1” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 01 Aug 2013 02:57 AM PDT


After long hiatus, girl group 5dolls finally made their highly anticipated comeback with new track "Soulmate #1" on this week's episode of 'M! Countdown'.

"Soulmate #1" is produced by Duble Sidekick, and is described as a retro disco dance song, with fun and interesting lyrics to go along with it.

5dolls has also revamped its lineup following members Shannon and Jihyun's departure. Besides the original members Hyoyoung, Hyewon, Eunkyo and Nayeon, the group have also drafted in 2 new members Seung Hee, winner of the 2012 Chunhyang Contest, and Yeon Kyung of The SEEYA.

Watch their performance below:

Guess the MVs #4

Posted: 01 Aug 2013 02:19 AM PDT


I think we need to come out with some difficult questions as you guys are no doubt the best KPop fans around, share your answers regarding today's quiz.

Do you have any idea which MVs you can find the scenes above?

Super Junior and 2PM’s Junho win 2nd & 3rd spot on Oricon Weekly Chart

Posted: 01 Aug 2013 12:00 AM PDT


Super Junior and 2PM's Junho have nabbed second and third place on Japan's Oricon chart.

Oricon's official website revealed that Super Junior's first Japanese studio album 'Hero' placed second on Oricon's weekly album chart after selling 102,224 copies in the first week. Also, 2PM Junho's debut mini album 'Kimi no Koe' came in at third spot on the same chart with 61,241 copies sold.

Both artists have proven their popularity in Japan's music scene by ranking high on the Oricon's daily chart. Super Junior and Junho debuted at first and third place on the day of release last week.

2013 INFINITE 1ST WORLD TOUR in SINGAPORE

Posted: 31 Jul 2013 11:34 PM PDT


[2013 INFINITE 1ST WORLD TOUR in SINGAPOREpresented by Samsung GALAXY Music]



Popular Korean band Infinite will showcase their2013 INFINITE 1ST WORLD TOUR 'ONE GREAT STEP' in Singapore presented by Samsung GALAXY Musicon 5th Oct at Singapore Indoor Stadium. Infinite will put on a world-class concert backed by their internationally renowned production team to their Singapore fans.

Infinite, K-Pop group megastar, who is now at the very heart of the massive popularity of K-Pop, consists of seven members Sung Kyu, Dong Woo, Woo Hyun, Hoya, Sung Yeol, L, and Sung Jong, debuted in June 2010 with their first mini album going straight to the top of the charts. In 2012, Infinite became more popular with 'Scorpion Dance' featured in 'B.T.D' and propelled into super-stardom with from winning music awards. Following this, they continuously made No. 1 hits, like 'Paradise', 'The Chaser', 'Man In Love' and more.

Fans from around the world are drawn to Infinite's pitch-perfect live performances and their music, which distinguishes them from other K-POP music. In 2012, Billboard.com named their single 'The Chaser' as K-POP Song of the Year and confirmed Infinite's fast growing popularity in Asia, evident from their worldwide music charts conquering hits.

Infinite has always given their fans total satisfaction with powerful, eye-catching performances. This summer, Infinite celebrates their 3rd anniversary since exploding on the scene and takes their music to the world, starting in SeoulKorea, coming 9th and 10th August. Their journey will continue on to Hong KongJapanThailandSingaporeTaiwan, cities inChina, the USPeruUKFrance with more than 30 shows lining up until end of 2013. Coming 5th Oct, Infinite will make their way down to Singapore Indoor Stadium and put on a world-class concert backed by their internationally renowned production team to the Singapore fans!

Public tickets sales starts on 2nd Aug via all SISTIC phone booking (+65 6348 5555) and internet booking (www.sistic.com.sg) commences at 9am and all SISTIC ticketing agents at 10am. Tickets for [2013 Infinite 1ST WORLD TOUR in Singapore presented by Samsung GALAXY Music] are priced at $138 / $168 / $198 / $228 and a special VIP category at $268. Make a date with Infinite on 5th Oct @ Singapore Indoor Stadium and it will be a night that you will never forget!

[2013 INFINITE 1ST WORLD TOUR in Singapore presented by Samsung GALAXY Music]
Date: 5th Oct (Sat)
Time: 7pm
Venue: Singapore Indoor Stadium
Tickets: $138 / $168 / $198 / $228 / VIP $268 (excludes SISTIC charge)
Booking Website: www.sistic.com.sg / Booking Hotline: +65 6348 5555

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NU’EST’s Ren hints comeback with BTS photo from recording

Posted: 31 Jul 2013 11:30 PM PDT


After their successful exclusive concert tour in Asia, NU'EST is gearing up to make a comeback later this month. And to give fans a sneak peek, member Ren shared a behind-the-scene photo from their recording.

Ren posted on NU'EST's official Facebook page, "By. REN. Final recording! Not long till our comeback guys!!!", and shared a photo of himself from the recording booth.

Fans have been anticipating for NU'EST's music comeback, and they are already getting curious at their next title song whether it will be a hard-hitting song like "Action", or will it be more mellow like "Hello".

Stay tuned on DKP for more updates!

CNBLUE and Big Bang’s Daesung rank high on Oricon chart

Posted: 31 Jul 2013 11:00 PM PDT


CNBLUE and Big Bang's Daesung have made a pleasant debut on Japan's Oricon chart.

According to Oricon's latest rankings, CNBLUE's sixth Japanese single "Lady", which was released on July 31, debuted #2 on Oricon's Daily Singles chart. Daesung's Japanese solo debut single "I Love You" grabbed the fifth position on the same chart.

"Lady" which was co-produced by Park Hyun Woo and member Jung Yonghwa, also ranked number one on Japan's HMV pre-order chart. The song will also be listed in their second Japan album, to be released on August 28.

On the other hand, Daesung's "I Love You" is a remake of a song by Ozaki Yutaka, which well loved in Japan and Korea.

SISTAR’s Soyu is frugal due to her tough childhood

Posted: 31 Jul 2013 10:30 PM PDT


SISTAR's Soyu appears to be the most frugal member of the group, depositing half of her earnings in her savings.

On a recently episode of SBS 'Incarnation', SISTAR's Soyu and Hyorin appeared as guests alongside actor Jung Woong In and actress Lee Yoo Bi. During the show, Soyu talked about the rumors of being the 'queen of savings' and said, "If I had $1,000 I would take out $500 and put it away into savings. Although I may not be a VIP bank customer, I do save a lot."

She said she adopted the saving habit after going through difficult times financially during her childhood. Soyu explained, "I worked various part time jobs during my middle school days. I made my own allowance and spent it. I even got a hairdresser license in 2nd year of middle school. I think I did almost everything except for working at a gas station."

Girls’ Generation members greet Tiffany a happy birthday

Posted: 31 Jul 2013 10:07 PM PDT


Girls' Generation members showered their love to fellow member Tiffany, who is celebrating her birthday today, through their respective SNS accounts.

On August 1, Jessica posted on Weibo, "Happy birthday t!! today is your day~all yours! thank u for always being such an understanding and lovely friend (now family hehehehe keep up the smile and "loud voice!!!" ;) p.s u make a cool mom for prince! ahem and i make a cool auntie", and shared a photo of herself and Tiffany together.


Yuri also wrote on her Instagram, "Happy b day tiff ♥ #ImHappyWeWereAbleToBeTogether", along a photo Tiffany enjoying a simple yet meaningful birthday celebration with Yuri.


Leader Taeyeon also expressed her love with Instagram post, "HappyB-day my american friend♥ #801" as well as posted a series of adorable photos of the much-loved 'TaeNy' couple.



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