Wednesday, September 25, 2013

"Gaon Chart releases rankings for September 8 – September 14" plus 24 more

"Gaon Chart releases rankings for September 8 – September 14" plus 24 more

Gaon Chart releases rankings for September 8 – September 14

Posted: 25 Sep 2013 07:00 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 September 8, 2013 – September 14, 2013]

Weekly Singles Chart

1. Soyu (SISTAR) and Mad Clown : "Stupid In Love"

2. Yoon Mirae : "Touch Love"

3. G-Dragon : "Crooked"

4. G-Dragon ft. Jennie Kim : "Black"

5. Davichi's Haeri and Zia : "If You Loved Me"

6. G-Dragon : "Who You?"

7. Lim Kim : "Voice"

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

9. Park Jin Young : "Had Enough Party"

10. Sunmi : "24 Hours"


Weekly Album Chart

1. G-Dragon : "COUP D'ETAT" [2nd Album]

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

3. BTOB : "Thriller" [3rd Mini Album]

4. BTS : "O! RUL8 ,2?" [1st Mini Album]

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

6. Teen Top : "Teen Class" [4th Mini Album]

7. EXO-K : "Mama" [1st Mini Album]

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

9. KARA : "Full Bloom" [4th Album]

10. Super Junior : "Hero" [1st Japan Album]

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Lee Bo Young’s wedding dress designed by Ji Chun Hee + wedding invitation revealed

Posted: 25 Sep 2013 06:30 AM PDT

Actress Lee Bo Young will be wearing wedding dress designed by famous designer Ji Chun Hee.

Lee Bo Young and Ji Sung will tie the knot at the Sheraton Walkerhill Hotel in Seoul on September 27th at 6PM KST, and the actress will be wearing a dress that was designed by designer Ji Chun Hee.

Her agency stated, "Lee Bo Young chose the dress herself, so we do not know exactly how things went. But, we know that designer Ji Chun Hee is helping Lee Bo Young's wedding ceremony."

Also, the couple revealed their simple but meaningful wedding invitation, leaving out photos and instead featuring only an image of a tree.

Underneath the future bride and groom's names, the message reads, "On the day our meeting came as a heart flutter, Ji Sung promised to become a strong and large tree for Bo Young. Just like the little prince who takes great care of his star, I will take great care of my star. We are inviting you to Bo Young & Ji Sung's star. Please congratulate us so that we can continue making our star beautiful."

Netizen who spread false rumours about IU arrested

Posted: 25 Sep 2013 06:00 AM PDT

It has been reported that the perpetrator responsible for spreading malicious rumors about IU regarding pregnancy and marriage is now in police custody.

Producer Cho Young Chul from the singer's agency, Loen Entertainment, tweeted, "The perpetrator was caught by the prosecutors' office and he confessed to his crime. We are still checking on related malicious comments. We will continue to take some strong measures to issues regarding defamation of our artists."

IU has been having hard time since rumors about her preparing for a wedding with an idol boy group member were spread in May throughout local securities companies. This was then followed by rumours that she was pregnant, leading to company to investigate and file lawsuits for defamation.

Girls’ Generation’s Seohyun discloses her great ambition in acting + new teasers for ‘Passionate Love’

Posted: 25 Sep 2013 05:30 AM PDT

Girls' Generation's Seohyun expressed her passion for acting during the press conference for her debut drama 'Passionate Love' held in Yeouido on September 23.

Seohyun shared, "I wanted to be an actress since I was young. That's why I couldn't just take any project since I wanted it for such a long time. I decided to join the cast after I figured out that the character of Han Yu Rim suits me well."

She added, "I have been singing under the alias Seohyun and I wanted to start out as a rookie actress and not as the singer Seohyun", explaining of how she wanted to differentiate her six-year singing career from her soon-to-be-launched acting career.

When asked about whether she envies her teammates who've experienced acting before her, Seohyun replied, "I really do a lot", adding that the members have been cheering her on and giving her advice.

Seohyun said, "YoonA has good expression through her eyes. Sooyoung has natural voice tone, while Yuri is absorbed in her character well. Jessica doesn't get tensed and has bold style of acting."

Meanwhile, SBS recently revealed a new teaser photos and video for their upcoming weekend drama, 'Passionate Love'. Check it out below.

Wonder Girls’ Sunye shows off her baby bump

Posted: 25 Sep 2013 05:00 AM PDT

Wonder Girls member Sunye, who is currently on her eighth month of pregnancy, was recently spotted at a friend's wedding.

Recently, photos of Sunye at a wedding were found floating around on online communities. The Wonder Girls member was full of bright smiles as she posed with the bride and groom.

Sunye appeared in a loose-fitted dress that highlighted her growing baby bump. She is currently on her 8th month of pregnancy, but her face is still looking like that of a youthful lady.

Big Bang’s Taeyang to make solo comeback this October with double title tracks

Posted: 25 Sep 2013 04:30 AM PDT

Following the successful solo comebacks of Seungri and G-Dragon, Taeyang is the third Big Bang member making preparations for a solo promotion this October.

Yang Hyun Suk previously announced that Taeyang will release his second solo album in September, but it seems to have been delayed. However, multiple music insiders revealed that Taeyang will release his album in mid-October with double title tracks.

An official stated, "Taeyang is currently putting the final touches on his solo album. He had already finished shooting one of his title track's music video. Taeyang participated as a producer for the album which will most likely be released in mid-October."

miss A graces the cover of ‘The Star’ magazine

Posted: 25 Sep 2013 04:00 AM PDT

The four sexy ladies of miss A gathered together for a pictorial for fashion and entertainment magazine, 'The Star'.

With the special concept of 'What Happens at Work', the members showcased their sophisticated beauty in all-black attire appropriate for the office and a night out. They also posed sexily with the best-seller bags from global luxury brand RED CETTU.

When asked whether she is a different person at work and home, Suzy answered, "I think I try to behave better when people are around. But when I'm alone, I usually walk along Han River or write a diary."

Big Bang’s Seungri becomes first foreign celebrity to host major TV program in Japan

Posted: 25 Sep 2013 03:30 AM PDT

Big Bang's Seungri has marked himself as the first foreign celebrity to host a TV program on Japanese major channel.

According to YG Entertainment, Seungri has been confirmed as an MC of Japan's Fuji TV's main program 'Popular Women 100', along with Japanese comedian Yamazaki Hironari. The program is set to premiere this Saturday, on September 27 at 1:05 AM (local time).

Seungri has received much love and popularity on various Japanese variety programs for the past four years with his Japanese-speaking skills, naturalness and witty talks. This will be his first time hosting a major program in Japan.

Meanwhile, 'Popular Women 100' is about popular and successful 100 women who reveal their dating and lifestyle to help unpopular men to become popular.

Girl’s Day’s Hyeri transforms into a cute Santa girl

Posted: 25 Sep 2013 03:00 AM PDT

With three more months before Christmas, Girl's Day member Hyeri posted a very early greetings for her fans.

On September 24, Hyeri posted on her Twitter, "Merry Christmas Everybody~~~♥.♥ Kuku", and attached the adorable photo of herself above.

In the photo, Hyeri is showing off her Christmas style, looking sexy and cute in Santa suit matched with antlers headband and gloves. She is also smiling sweetly for the camera, giving fans an early Christmas gift.

INFINITE confirms ‘One Great Step’ tour in China

Posted: 25 Sep 2013 12:00 AM PDT

INFINITE is bringing its first world concert tour 'One Great Step' to China!

On September 25, INFINITE's official Facebook page announced the concert date and venue for their 'One Great Step' in China. "Hello, Inspirits China ! We are excited to announce that INFINITE 1ST WORLD TOUR will be coming to Gaungzhou, China! Stay tuned with you for more details about ticket sales."

INFINITE will be meeting their fans in Guangzhou, China, bringing their tour at the Guangzhou International Sports & Arts Center on October 25th at 8PM (local time).

Kim Hyun Joong releases BTS clip of pictorial for Justin Davis sunglasses

Posted: 24 Sep 2013 11:44 PM PDT

Kim Hyun Joong recently released his own sunglasses line with the globally renowned jewelry designer Justin Davis, and a behind-the-scenes clip from the pictorial has been revealed through the singer's official Youtube channel.

For the collaboration, Kim Hyun Joong took part as a model and designer, and displayed his outstanding senses with his modern and stylish designs. Kim Hyun Joong and Justin Davis also worked together on a jewelry collaboration back in 2011.

Check out the video below:

G-Dragon wins first place with four different tracks

Posted: 24 Sep 2013 11:30 PM PDT

Big Bang's G-Dragon broke another record by achieving first place on weekly music programs with four different title tracks.

On September 24, KBS 'Music Bank' announced the winner of its last week's chart after being canceled to celebrate the Chuseok holiday. On its official website, 'Music Bank' belatedly announced that G-Dragon's "Who You?" won for the third week of September with a total of 6,441 points.

As of today, G-Dragon kept his first place position on three major music programs with a total of four songs, "Black", "Coup d'etat", "Crooked" and "Who You?". It is rare to be ranked on the first place with four different songs in the same promotion cycle, proving G-Dragon's dominance.

Kim Hyung Jun to join SISTAR’s Dasom in ‘Love Through Song’

Posted: 24 Sep 2013 11:00 PM PDT

Marking his return to the small screen, Kim Hyung Jun has been cast in KBS's upcoming daily drama, 'Love Through Song'.

On September 25, his agency S-Plus Company announced that Kim Hyung Jun has been cast as the male lead in 'Love Through Song'. The singer-turned-actor will play the role of Taekyung, the leader of a drama troupe and musical director. He will be working closer with SISTAR's Dasom, who will play Song Deul Im, an aspiring musical actress.

'Love Through Song' will be directed by Lee Deok Gun and written by Hong Young Hee. The drama centers on three families whose members learn to appreciate their family and regret their misbehaves.

Kim Woo Bin is dating model Yoo Ji Ahn

Posted: 24 Sep 2013 10:27 PM PDT

Model-turned-actor Kim Woo Bin has been revealed to be dating fashion model Yoo Ji Ahn.

A representative from Kim Woo Bin's agency, Sidus HQ, confirmed that Kim Woo Bin and Yoo Ji Ahn have been dating for 2 years. The two have been close to each other since Kim Woo Bin started his career as a fashion model, and eventually became a couple.

It is already well-known in the fashion industry that the two are dating, as Kim Woo Bin and Yoo Ji Ah are really not the type to hide anything and have openly showed affection towards each other.

G.Na to try live comedy in ‘SNL Korea’

Posted: 24 Sep 2013 10:02 PM PDT

G.Na is set to appear on tvN's R-rated live comedy program, Saturday Night Live Korea.

On September 28, G.Na will host 'SNL Korea' and will excite Saturday night with extraordinary humors. The singer will be challenging herself on her first live comedy show, and fans are already anticipating to see what she has in store for the adult comedy show.

A show's representative stated, "G.Na said she's been a fan of SNL Korea and is quite excited about her appearance. It will be a wonderful live comedy show only for adults, showing G.NA's offbeat charm."

Busker Busker’s second album achieves an all-kill on music charts

Posted: 24 Sep 2013 09:30 PM PDT

Busker Busker has proven itself to be unstoppable once more.

On September 25, Busker Busker released its second full-length album and all nine tracks from the album immediately took over the top 9 spots of all major music charts including Olleh, Mnet, Daum, Soribada, Melon, Cyworld, Bugs, Monkey3, and more.

The trio's title track from the album, "Love, At First", has become the best selling single in the country, achieving an all-kill on the charts.

Check out their full album and MV here.

FT Island reveals live practice for “Memory”

Posted: 24 Sep 2013 09:00 PM PDT

Having recently returned to fans with 6th anniversary album 'Thanks To', FT Island has now delivered a live practice video for title track "Memory".

On September 24, FT Island released a live practice video of its latest release "Memory".The song, which was composed and written by the group's frontman, Lee Hongki, is a rock number composed of beautiful combination of piano and guitar sounds.

Check out the video below:

Cho PD releases “Made In Itaewon” MV

Posted: 24 Sep 2013 08:39 PM PDT

After a two-year break, hip hop legend Cho PD recently released his new mini album 'In Stardom V3.0' and now, the full music video for title track "Made In Itaewon" has been revealed.

'In Stardom V3.0' contains a diverse genre of tracks with hip-hop, R&B, rock and ballads. Cho PD also shows off his vocal skills rather than just rapping for the first time since his debut. New rising producers and musicians like Jinbo, Simo, DEZ, XEPY, 3KINGS, Deepflow participated in the album.

Check out the MV below:

SECRET’s Song Jieun releases MV teaser for solo comeback

Posted: 24 Sep 2013 08:03 PM PDT

SECRET's main vocalist Song Jieun is making a surprise return to fans and she just released a music video teaser for her upcoming heartfelt ballad single 'Hopeful Torture'.

Just like the title of her new song 'Hopeful Torture', Song Jieun sports sorrowful eyes to bring out the feelings of sadness. This was a total departure from her bright and adorable image that she sported while she was with her group, SECRET.

Song Jieun will be making her first comeback through September 25th episode of SBS 'Inkigayo' before officially releasing her single on the 30th.

Kye Bum Joo releases “Something Special” teaser ft. Hello Venus’ Yoonjo and Block B’s P.O.

Posted: 24 Sep 2013 08:00 PM PDT

Vocalist Kye Bum Joo has just released a music video teaser for his upcoming new single "Something Special".

On September 25, the singer's agency's official YouTube channel uploaded a music video teaser for "Something Special" featuring special appearance from Hello Venus' Yoonjo and Block B's P.O.

Kye Bum Joo rose to stardom with his participation in audition programs, 'Show Me the Money' and 'Superstar K4'. He also established a name as a composer, producing albums for many artists including Block B, NU'EST, and After School.

Check out the teaser below:

INFINITE releases MV teaser for “Request” for ‘Samsung Galaxy’

Posted: 24 Sep 2013 07:40 PM PDT

After teaming up with CNBLUE, Samsung has also recruited idol group INFINITE for the brand's collaboration project 'Galaxy Music' to help promote its new Galaxy series.

On September 25, Woollim Entertainment's official YouTube channel released a music video teaser for INFINITE's new promotional single titled, "Request". The full music video for the song is set to be released on the 30th.

Check out the teaser below.

Kahi to make a solo comeback in October

Posted: 24 Sep 2013 07:21 PM PDT

The dancing diva Kahi will be making her return to the music scene.

On September 25, Pledis Entertainment announced, "Kahi will be returning with her second mini album, 'Who Are You?' on October 10."

They added, "If her first mini album was her first step as singer Kahi, this upcoming album will showcase the various charms of artist Kahi."

Kahi is putting all her heart in preparing for her comeback, personally meeting with the composers and staffs. She also departed for Barcelona on September 25 to film her music video for her title song.

IU releases video teaser for “Walk With Me, Girl”

Posted: 24 Sep 2013 07:10 PM PDT

Getting fans hyped up, IU released a music video teaser for her upcoming track "Walk With Me, Girl"!

"Walk With Me, Girl" will be inclded in IU's third studio album 'Modern Times', which will be released on October 7th. The song also features talented artist, Choi Baek Ho.

IU's new album 'Modern Times' includes 13 songs produced by herself and other talented artists, like Choi Baek Ho, Yang Hee Eun, Brown Eyed Girls' Gain, SHINee's Jonghyun, Park Joo Won and more.

Check out the teaser below:

Busker Busker releases second album + “Love, At First” MV

Posted: 24 Sep 2013 07:03 PM PDT

The talented trio of Busker Busker is finally ready to conquer the music scene once again with its new second album!

On September 25th, Busker Busker released its second full-length album along with the full music video for title tune, "Love, At First". Just like their first album, this new release is reportedly filled with songs composed by the group's leader, Jang Bum Joon.

Check out the MV and other tracks below.

Girls' Generation's Sooyoung models for W Korea

Posted: 24 Sep 2013 06:10 PM PDT

Girls' Generation's Sooyoung flaunts her slender legs for the latest issue of W Korea magazine, check out the BTS videos below: