Wednesday, September 4, 2013

"2PM’s Taecyeon to feature in Japanese version of Cho Yong Pil’s ‘Hello’" plus 24 more

"2PM’s Taecyeon to feature in Japanese version of Cho Yong Pil’s ‘Hello’" plus 24 more

2PM’s Taecyeon to feature in Japanese version of Cho Yong Pil’s ‘Hello’

Posted: 04 Sep 2013 07:30 AM PDT

2PM's Taecyeon will be collaborating with the King of Korean music, Cho Yong Pil.

On September 5, JYP Entertainment announced that Taecyeon will be featuring in Cho Yong Pil's 19th album, Hello, which will be released in Japan on October 16. He will present his English rapping skills in hit tune "Hello", which originally featured rapper Verbal Jint.

Taecyeon commented, "I'm so honored to join Cho Yong Pil's work. I enjoyed listening to 'Hello' and 'Bounce' from his 19th album a lot, so I hope many people in Japan will enjoy Cho Yong Pil's music like I did."

KARA reported to stay with DSP Media

Posted: 04 Sep 2013 07:00 AM PDT

It has been reported that KARA will be continuing their group promotions under DSP Media.

DSP Media announced that the KARA members are currently going through a smooth process of renewing their contracts with the agency. All five will reportedly continue to promote under the name KARA.

As previously reported, KARA members' contracts are set to expire next January and there was speculation that the group could possibly disband. With the recent statement from DSP, fans can rest assured that they will seeing more KARA activities in the future.

Lee Hyori and Lee Sang Soon to spend honeymoon in Europe

Posted: 04 Sep 2013 06:30 AM PDT

After officially tied the knot in a private ceremony over the weekend, newly wedded couple of Lee Hyori and Lee Sang Soon will soon leave for Europe for their honeymoon.

According to reports, the couple will be flying off to Europe in mid-September. Details like the countries that they would be visiting and the exact dates haven't been confirmed, but the Europe honeymoon is said to be a budget trip will focus on creating good memories for themselves.

Meanwhile, Lee Hyori and Lee Sang Soon were married in a ceremony that was completely sealed off from the media at a villa on Jeju Island on September 1.

Big Bang’s Seungri reveals how he manages his finances

Posted: 04 Sep 2013 06:00 AM PDT

Big Bang member Seungri shared his secrets on how he manages his money.

On a recent episode of MBC Radio FM4U's 'Kim Shin Young's Noon's Hope Song' that aired on September 3, Seungri appeared as guest and revealed how he manages his finances.

He shared, "I am running an academy. I want to give opportunities to my juniors who have dreams of becoming stars themselves."

Seungri added, "Not long ago, I also opened up a new restaurant. I need financial stableness to keep doing music that I want to do. If something goes awry in my life, then a lot of things will take a turn for the worst."

Sung Yuri picks Suzy as her rival

Posted: 04 Sep 2013 05:30 AM PDT

Actress Sung Yuri has chosen miss A's Suzy as her entertainment rival.

On the recent episode of SBS' 'Healing Camp', new MC Sung Yuri spoke with professional golfer Park In Bi and was asked to name her rival in the entertainment industry. Park In Bi answered, "My best friend and closest junior, Yoo So Yeon and Choi Na Yeon are my rivals."

The MCs then asked Sung Yuri if she also had a rival and she jokingly answered, "No one would think that there can be a rivalry, but I think Suzy is my rival. She gets on my nerves." She jokingly added that she will catch up with the miss A member soon.

More photos from Sooyoung’s lovely ‘ELLE’ pictorial revealed

Posted: 04 Sep 2013 05:00 AM PDT

Girls' Generation's Sooyoung recently participated in a new pictorial for the September issue of fashion magazine 'ELLE' and now more photo spreads have been revealed.

In the photos, Sooyoung showed off her upgraded beauty, giving off an image of a grown up woman with her elegant and stylish clothing that highlight her lean and perfect body.

More photos below.

Kim Ye Rim releases video teaser for “Voice”

Posted: 04 Sep 2013 04:40 AM PDT

Two Months' Kim Ye Rim (Lim Kim) has just released a video teaser for upcoming title track "Voice"!

Kim Ye Rim will make her solo comeback with second mini-album 'Her Voice' on September 9th. The album contains a total of seven tracks including the pre-released single "Rain" and title track "Voice" featuring rapper Swings.

Check out the teaser below:

Girl’s Day show off their medal from Idol Star Athletics Championships

Posted: 04 Sep 2013 04:21 AM PDT

Girl's Day members showed off their medal from Idol Star Athletics Championships.

On September 3, Minah posted the photo above on her Twitter and wrote, "Thank you for your cheers. Let's all cheer up!"

In the photo, Girl's Day's Minah, Sojin and Hyeri are posing with their silver medal from the 2013 Idol Star Athletics Championships. It was revealed that Sojin won the medal from the archery competition.

Meanwhile, 2013 Idol Star Athletics Championships have a total of 160 idol group members from EXO, B2ST, Infinite, 2AM, miss A, MBLAQ, ZE:A, Secret, Rainbow, BTOB, B1A4, Teen Top, Crayon Pop and more.

Taeyeon and Seohyun attend ‘Despicable Me 2’ premiere

Posted: 04 Sep 2013 04:00 AM PDT

Girls' Generation's Taeyeon and Seohyun attended the movie premiere of 3D animation 'Despicable Me 2' at the CGV Cinemas in Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul on September 4.

Taeyeon and Seohyun once again voice dubbed for two of three smart and ambitious sisters Margo and Edith in the high grossing 3D animated film. The two idols appeared at the event with the adorable minions and displayed their beauties in stunning outfits and sweet smiles.

Check out the photos below:

YG decorates building with G-Dragon’s ‘COUP D’ETAT’ logo

Posted: 04 Sep 2013 03:40 AM PDT

YG Entertainment is helping promote Big Bang G-Dragon's latest solo album.

On September 4th, the agency updated their official Twitter account with photos of YG Entertainment building decorated with G-Dragon's 'COUP D'ETAT' album logo to help promote his latest solo album.

G-Dragon released the first part of his second full-length 'COUP D'ETAT' on September 2, and the tracks including the title song "Who You?" immediately topped real-time music charts. The second part of the album will be released on the September 5th, followed by the full album release on the 13th.

Rookie group Wassup release “Hotter Than a Summer” for free

Posted: 04 Sep 2013 03:18 AM PDT

New girl group Wassup, who just debuted with first single "Wa$$up", has just released its new digital single "Hotter Than a Summer" for free!

On September 4th, Wassup released its new track "Hotter Than a Summer" and it's available for free download today only, according to the group's agency, Mafia Record. You can visit their official website to download the track.

FT Island Lee Hongki and Fujii Mina’s ‘We Got Married’ DVD tops pre-orders in Japan

Posted: 03 Sep 2013 11:30 PM PDT

MBC Every1's 'We Got Married – Global Edition' special DVD featuring the couple of FT Island's Lee Hongki and Fujii Mina is gaining much attention in Japan.

According to FNC Entertainment, Lee Hongki and Fujii Mina's 'We Got Married – Global Edition' DVD has ranked number 1, 2 and 3 on Tower Records DVD Reservation Chart as of September 1.

The 15-episode show has been split into 3 DVDs with 5 episodes in each one and will be released on December 4 with original sound and Japan subtitles.

Lee Hongki participated in 'We Got Married – Global Edition' with Japanese actress Fujii Mina, and their romance has been a huge issue among many fans and netizens. The program was aired in Korea from April 7th until July 14th, and it was also broadcasted in 21 different countries, including China, Australia, Taiwan and India.

Taeyeon gains attention with unedited photos from ‘B-ing’ pictorial

Posted: 03 Sep 2013 11:19 PM PDT

A series of unedited picture of Girls' Generation's Taeyeon from her recent 'B-ing' pictorial were released online and gained attention among the netizens.

The revealed photos show Taeyeon in a simple cropped dress that complemented her slim and flawless body. Fans were impressed and commented, "Wow, she's the best", "She's so pretty" and more.

Taeyeon has been chosen as the newest presenter of a drink brand B-ing. She attended a press conference for the brand in Bangkok, Thailand as well as participated in a photoshoot.

G-Dragon, BoA, Primary and Yoo Hee Yeol to participate in ‘Infinity Challenge Song Festival’

Posted: 03 Sep 2013 11:00 PM PDT

MBC's 'Infinity Challenge' will be holding another music festival this year and some of the most talented participants have been revealed.

According to the 'Infinity Challenge' producers, Big Bang's G-Dragon, BoA, Primary and Yoo Hee Yeol have been confirmed to join this year's Song Festival that airs next month.

The participants will be working with the 'Infinity Challenge' members, Yoo Jae Suk, Park Myung Soo, Jung Jun Ha, HaHa, Noh Hong Chul, Jung Hyung Don and Gil. The first recording with the cast members is scheduled on September 4th.

Rainbow’s Seungah to make musical debut with ‘Grease’

Posted: 03 Sep 2013 10:30 PM PDT

Rainbow member Seungah will debut as a musical actress.

Her agency DSP Media announced on September 3 that Seungah has been confirmed to play the female lead role and lovable character Sandy for the musical 'Grease', which will start its run on October 22nd at Uniplex in Seoul.

This will be Seungah's first musical show as she debuts in the musical field. Other cast members of the musical include Lee Ji Yoon, Moon Hee Ra, Jung Min, Kang Min Soo, Kim Bo Sun and Choi Mi So.

EXO makes a new record with 740,000 albums sold

Posted: 03 Sep 2013 10:00 PM PDT

EXO's first full-length album 'XOXO(Kiss&Hug)' broke another record by selling 740,000 copies in just three months since its release.

As of September 3, EXO sold 424,260 copies of the regular version their 'XOXO' which was released on June 3, as well as 312,899 of its repackaged album, released on August 5, bringing the total to 737,159 copies sold.

According to music history in Korea, no other musicians have sold this many albums since 2001. Considering that physical album sales have been on the decline since the start of the online market, critics review that this is very rare and EXO's first album records are becoming even more meaningful.

Block B to hold comeback showcase in October

Posted: 03 Sep 2013 09:30 PM PDT

After a long contract dispute that began at the beginning of this year, Block B is starting fresh under a new home and will finally be making a comeback in October.

On September 4th, Block B annouced the exciting news through official Twitter saying, "Block B's comeback showcase 'Very Good' on October 3rd."

This anticipated comeback event "2013 Block B 'Very Good"' will include both showcase and fanmeeting and will take place at the Hwajeong Korea University Gymnasium on October 3. The showcase will be the first since Block B moved under Seven Seasons management.

B.A.P to release a special DVD of journey to America

Posted: 03 Sep 2013 09:00 PM PDT

B.A.P will release their first ever DVD, recapping their journey in the United States.

On September 4, TS Entertainment announced that B.A.P will release the special DVD titled, 'B.A.P 1ST ADVENTURE: 10,000 Miles in AMERICA'. The two-DVD set will feature behind-the-scenes stories of the boys during their recent Pacific Tour in 5 cities across the States.

The DVD will also feature footage from the set of music video filming for "Coffee Shop", "Hurricane" and "Bad Man" as well as a 100-page pictorial.

Pre-orders will begin on September 4 through YES24, Interpark, Aladdin and Kyobo Book.

Music video for SISTAR Hyorin’s OST single “Crazy of You” revealed!

Posted: 03 Sep 2013 08:40 PM PDT

SISTAR's Hyorin recently released the third original soundtrack "Crazy of You" for the MBC's drama series 'Master's Sun', and now the full music video for the song has been revealed.

The song "Crazy of You" features beautiful and sad melody, and Hyorin's soulful voice. It is written by OST songwriter Ahn Yeongmin who also behind Taeyeon's "I Love You" and Davichi's "Don't You Know".

Check out the MV below!

EXO releases drama version MV for “Growl”

Posted: 03 Sep 2013 08:26 PM PDT

EXO has just released the second episode of drama version music video for "Growl"!

"Growl" is included in EXO's repackaged edition of first official album 'XOXO(Kiss&Hug)'. The song has already earned a number of achievements, topping not only in Korea but also in music charts across Asia. "Growl" also swept the trophies on weekly music programs.

Check out the MV below!

BTOB releases second MV teaser for “Thriller”

Posted: 03 Sep 2013 08:05 PM PDT

Showing off another transformation, the boys of BTOB have just released another music video teaser for upcoming title track "Thriller".

Title track "Thriller" has a sharp string sound with a strong beat. BTOB members' rough voice further increases the quality of the song. Members Lee MinHyuk and Jung IlHoon are said to have participated in composing the song.

Check out the teaser below:

Ladies’ Code undergo “Pretty Pretty” transformation in new MV

Posted: 03 Sep 2013 07:56 PM PDT

Rookie girl group Ladies' Code members became "Pretty Pretty" in their comeback music video!

On September 4th, Ladies' Code released their latest music video for "Pretty Pretty", a day ahead of second mini album release on the 5th. The upbeat and bright title track was produced by Super Changddai.

Completely different from their debut "Bad Girls" image, the members displayed their cute and sexy side, and transform into charming and pretty ladies.

Check out the MV below!

ZE:A’s Hyungsik displays manly charms in red motorbike

Posted: 03 Sep 2013 07:40 PM PDT

ZE:A's Park Hyungsik has made a successful transformation into a real man.

Recently, a couple of photos of Hyungsik posing with a red motorbike were uploaded on an online community, and saw him display his real man charms.

Hyungsik is nicknamed as "baby soldier" for his cute and innocent image on MBC TV variety 'Real Men' as the youngest member. Many fans are showing great reactions for his tough look and masculine charms.

The photos were apparently from a clothing brand CF that Hyungsik is endorsing. An official of the brand said, "A great number of people recognized him, and gathered when the shooting was held."

JYJ’s Junsu enjoys late night cycling with his brother Juno

Posted: 03 Sep 2013 07:26 PM PDT

JYJ's Junsu enjoyed a late night cycling with his brother Juno.

On September 3, Junsu posted a photo on his Twitter saying, "For the first time in a while, hyung and I came to the Han River to ride our bikes~ We were chatting and we felt like we were back to when we were in middle school. It was really great."

He uploaded another photo and added, "Hyung seems to be in a good mood? keke." In the photos, Junsu is seen having a late night cycling with his older brother Juno by the Han River. Their great look and close relationship are drawing many fans' attention.

LEDApple’s Hanbyul and Youngjun cover Skid Row’s “I Remember You”

Posted: 03 Sep 2013 07:08 PM PDT

Known for bringing fantastic cover song each week, LEDApple has now returned with another cover performance for this week's episode of LEDApple's 'Music Note'.

On September 4, LEDApple's Hanbyul and Youngjun released a cover of Skid Row's "I Remember You". The duo impressed the fans with their very own acoustic rendition of the song.

Watch the cover below.