Friday, September 6, 2013

"YG Entertainment to launch cosmetics business in China" plus 24 more

"YG Entertainment to launch cosmetics business in China" plus 24 more

YG Entertainment to launch cosmetics business in China

Posted: 06 Sep 2013 07:30 AM PDT

YG Entertainment has teamed up with China's No. 3 cosmetics firm Guangzhou Huanya Cosmetics Technology and Korean cosmetics manufacturer COSON to establish a cosmetics marketing corporation.

On September 3, YG Entertainment CEO Yang Min Suk took part in a signing ceremony for Hong Kong joint corporation establishment in Guangzhou, China with COSON and Huanya Cosmetics Group.

The new corporation will proceed with a new cosmetics business with each firm utilizing their core abilities. YG Entertainment will be in charge of brand marketing while COSON develops and manufactures cosmetics products. Huanya will take care of distribution throughout China.

Yang Min Suk said, "As we have been focusing solely on the entertainment business, we're at a point where we want to expand YG's brand to new and various fields."

KARA’s new albums rank high in Korea and Japan

Posted: 06 Sep 2013 07:00 AM PDT

KARA is displaying its overwhelming popularity in both Korea and Japan.

According to DSP Media, KARA's fourth full-length album 'Full Bloom' ranked at the top of Korea's HanTeo Chart for four consecutive days since its release on the 2nd. Also, the group's fourth full-length Japanese album 'Fantastic Girls' rose to #3 on the Oricon Weekly Album Chart.

With the lack of promotions in Japan due to their Korean comeback, it was testament to KARA's huge popularity in Japan to achieve such an excellent result on the Oricon.

An representative stated, "KARA's new albums ranked high on both Korean and Japanese charts at the same time. During their "Damaged Lady" performance at comeback showcase, over 50,000 viewers watched simultaneously from 38 countries, including Hong Kong, Singapore, and the United Kingdom."

Park Sol Mi announces her pregnancy

Posted: 06 Sep 2013 06:31 AM PDT

Celebrity couple Han Jae Suk and Park Sol Mi are expecting their first child!

Park Sol Mi's agency announced on September 6th, "Park Sol Mi is six weeks into pregnancy and she is currently focusing all of her attention on maintaining her health and preparing to give birth."

Park Sol Mi got married to actor Han Jae Suk after 3 years of relationship back on April 21st. The pregnancy came after four months of marriage and it is said that the couple were very thrilled after hearing the news.

SISTAR Soyu and Mad Clown to release duet single “Stupid in Love”

Posted: 06 Sep 2013 06:02 AM PDT

SISTAR's Soyu and rapper Mad Clown will be working on a duet song together for Mad Clown's upcoming debut.

On September 6, Starship Entertainment unveiled the first official photos of the pair. The photos of Soyu and Mad Clown were taken by top Korean photographer Kim Young Jun, and was oozing with plenty of fashion flair.

It has been revealed that Soyu and Mad Clown will be collaborating for the track titled, "Stupid in Love". This marks the first collaboration project since the Starship X Label (Starship Entertainment independent sub-label) was created.

"Stupid in Love" will be released on September 10.

Wonder Girls’ Sunye recalls “Tell Me” days with Ladies’ Code’s “Pretty Pretty”

Posted: 06 Sep 2013 05:40 AM PDT

Sunye revealed that Ladies' Code's latest track "Pretty Pretty" reminded her of the good old days of the Wonder Girls.

On September 4th, Sunye posted on her Twitter, "Pretty Pretty'!! It's a song that reminds me of my 'So Hot' and 'Tell Me' days. Congrats on your comeback, Ladies' Code!! :), expressing her support for the rookies.

Fellow JYP Entertainment artists 2PM's Nichkhun and Jun.K also promoted Ladies' Code's "Pretty Pretty" through their personal SNS accounts.

"Pretty Pretty" is a fun number that features funky guitar rhythm and bright brass session. Hip hop musician Yang Dong Geun made a featuring in the song.

Rainbow’s Woori cutely complains about oversized uniform

Posted: 06 Sep 2013 05:20 AM PDT

Rainbow's Go Woori evoked laughter with her recent photo update.

On September 4th, Woori uploaded a new photo on her Twitter and wrote "I was so excited to wear a uniform, but can someone do something with the size?", expressing her disappointment.

In the photo, Woori is wearing a uniform that is much larger than her own size. She was expecting to show off her alluring looks in a fit uniform, but the Rainbow rapper drew the eyes with her adorable charms instead.

Jay Park releases new single “TRILL” (ft. Dok2) for free!

Posted: 06 Sep 2013 05:06 AM PDT

Talented soloist Jay Park has just released his new digital single "TRILL" for free!

Earlier, Jay Park announced on his Twitter, "Jay Park ft. Dok2 -TRILL free download 9/06/13", bringing excitement to the fans. On September 6th, the single was released online and it's available for free download.

"TRILL" is another hip-hop tune featuring rapper Dok2. According to his agency Sidus HQ, the music video for the song is set to be filmed next week. You can download the song here.

SISTAR flaunts sexy curves in jeans for ‘HIGH CUT’

Posted: 06 Sep 2013 04:40 AM PDT

The ladies of SISTAR showed off their shapely curves and oozing charisma in a denim jeans photo shoot for fashion magazine 'HIGH CUT'.

In the pictorial, SISTAR members are showing their perfect S-line wearing printed blouses, skinny jeans and red killer-heels. The ladies alse drew the eyes with sexy poses and great looks.

In the accompanying interview, SISTAR talked about the 'SISTAR29' parody of Park Ji Sun and Oh Na Mi on KBS 2TV 'Gag Concert', how they would be like 20 years down the road, and the feeling of throwing the first pitch prior to the start of baseball games.

SHINee and f(x)’s Sulli release funny CF for ‘Etude House’

Posted: 06 Sep 2013 04:06 AM PDT

Endorsing cosmetics in a more interesting way, SHINee and f(x)'s Sulli have released a funny advertisement for the famous cosmetics brand 'Etude House'.

The idols introduced Etude House's latest sensational product, the 'Precious Mineral Any Cushion'. The new cushion foundation is known to have bright color tone and lasts longer. It also has UV protection.

In the CF, SHINee clones are inside Any Cushion rushing and working hard to give Sulli a lovely and princessy look.

Check out the CF below!

[130906] Teen Top wins on Music Bank’s ‘K-Chart’ + Other Performances

Posted: 06 Sep 2013 03:46 AM PDT

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

The September 6th episode of the show features anticipated comeback performances of idol groups KARA, BTOB, Ladies' Code and GI (Global Icon) as well as solo singer Navi.

Other performers tonight included Crayon Pop, Seungri, Sunmi, ZE:A, Teen Top, NC.A, SPICA, Big Star, EXO, VIXX, Lady Jane, M.Pire, Royal Pirates and Funny Collection.

And for the highlight of the show, Teen Top won against EXO on this week's 'K-Chart' with their latest title track, "Rocking"!

Congratulations Teen Top!

Tonight's Performances:

Funny Collection

Royal Pirates



Lady Jane


Big Star






Crayon Pop

Teen Top


Watch tonight's comeback performances:

KARA - "Damaged Lady"
BTOB - "Thriller"
Ladies' Code - "Pretty Pretty"
GI (Global Icon) - "ㄱ"
Navi - "I Ain't Going Home Tonight"

KARA makes a sexy comeback with “Damaged Lady” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 06 Sep 2013 03:39 AM PDT

KARA finally made their long awaited comeback through the September 6th episode of KBS 'Music Bank' with their title song "Damaged Lady".

"Damaged Lady" is the title track to KARA's fourth full-length album 'Full Bloom' which was released on September 2. The song was written by Song Soo Yun and composed by musical duo Sweetune.

KARA's new rock-inspired sound highlight more than a sleek and edgy image. Six years into its career, the ladies are proving to still have a few tricks up its sleeve and illustrate that they have a style all their own in their latest performance.

BTOB makes a “Thriller” comeback on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 06 Sep 2013 03:19 AM PDT

Showing off another transformation, the boys of BTOB finally kicked off their comeback performance on KBS 'Music Bank' latest title track "Thriller"!

"Thriller" has a sharp string sound with a strong beat which attracts attention for its fantasy elements and along with a powerful choreography. Members Lee MinHyuk and Jung IlHoon are said to have participated in composing the song, showcasing BTOB's colorful musicality.

Meanwhile, BTOB will be releasing their 3rd mini album on September 9th through all online sites. Check out their performance below:

Ladies’ Code gets “Pretty Pretty” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 06 Sep 2013 03:15 AM PDT

Rookie girl group Ladies' Code members became "Pretty Pretty" in their comeback performance on this week's episode of KBS 'Music Bank'.

"Pretty Pretty" upbeat and bright title track of the group's second mini album which 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 their performance below:

Navi says “I Ain’t Going Home Tonight” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 06 Sep 2013 03:08 AM PDT

Coming back in about a year, R&B singer Navi is back in 'Music Bank' stage with her latest single "I Ain't Going Home Tonight", revealing her new charms to the public.

"I Ain't Going Home Tonight" is a medium-tempo number that describes grumblingly how a couple loves in real life, being heartwarming and bright but practical. The song features Navi's soulful and sultry voice and the charismatic rap of Geeks.

Watch her performance below.

GI (Global Icon) is back with “ㄱ” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 06 Sep 2013 03:05 AM PDT

Rookie group GI (Global Icon), who debuted with Beatles last April, is coming back to the spotlight with its first mini-album 'Tremendous'.

GI originally announced "Don't Lie" as their album title track, however, the song was banned from broadcast in three major broadcasting networks, KBS, SBS and MBC. Instead, the group performed the track titled "ㄱ", which is produced by BEATMIN.

The original title tack "Don't Lie" features rapper Dok2 and was produced by NACO. GI worked for the song for a year, and this decision brings huge disappointment for the group.

Meanwhile, check out their performance below:

130906 Music Bank Performers List

Posted: 06 Sep 2013 02:03 AM PDT

♬ Music Bank HOT Stage ★☆
- Sunmi
- Teen Top
- ZE:A
- Seungri
Crayon Pop, Seungri, Sunmi, ZE:A, Teen Top, NC.A, SPICA, Bigstar, EXO, KARA, VIXX, BTOB, Navi, LADIES' CODE, Lady Jane, M.Pire, GI, Royal Pirates, Funny Collection

Gaon Chart releases rankings for August 25 – August 31

Posted: 06 Sep 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 August 25, 2013 – August 31, 2013]

Weekly Singles Chart

1. Yoon Mirae : "Touch Love"

2. Sunmi : "24 Hours"

3. Baek Ji Young : "Is Crying"

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

5. Kim Ye Rim : "Rain"

6. EXO : "Growl"

7. Teen Top : "Rocking"

8. Lyn : "I Like This Song"

9. Bumkey ft. Dynamic Duo : "Attraction"

10. SPICA : "Tonight"


Weekly Album Chart

1. Big Bang's Seungri : "Let's Talk About Love" [2nd Mini Album]

2. Teen Top : "Teen Top Class" [4th Album]

3. VIXX : "Jekyll" [Repackaged Album]

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

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

6. MBLAQ : "Love Beat" [Repackaged Album]

7. ZE:A : "Illusion" [2nd Mini Album]

8. Shin Hye Sung : "2012-2013 SHIN HYE SUNG CONCERT THE YEAR'S JOURNEY" [1st Live Album]

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

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

< Last Week Rankings

JYJ’s Junsu receives a 30-minute standing ovation at ‘Elisabeth’

Posted: 05 Sep 2013 11:30 PM PDT

JYJ's Junsu received an overwhelming standing ovation for his last performance of the musical 'Elisabeth'.

On September 4th, Junsu completed his final 'Elisabeth' musical performance at Seoul Art Center. After the performance concluded, everyone from the first till the 4th storey stood up and gave a standing ovation to Kim Junsu. They weren't quite willing to leave either, as they awaited for Junsu to reappear on stage. The applause carried on for 30 minutes.

Junsu shared, "It's time to part ways with the precious 'Death'. I was on the verge of tears because of the gratitude I felt for the sincere applause. I'm learning more about the dignity of the stage with my third musical and understand how special everyone's applause is. I will work harder to become a good actor."

Park Jin Young performs acoustic version of “Had Enough Parties”

Posted: 05 Sep 2013 11:12 PM PDT

Ahead of its official release, talented singer and producer Park Jin Young performed an acoustic version of his upcoming title track "Had Enough Parties" on a recent broadcast of MBC's 'Radio Star'.

"Had Enough Parties" talks about how he wants to find a clear purpose of life so that he won't regret it when his life is over. The song is included in his upcoming tenth album 'Half Time' which will be released on September 9th.

Check out his performance below:

Seungri talks about promoting at the same time as G-Dragon

Posted: 05 Sep 2013 11:00 PM PDT

On September 5, Big Bang's Seungri appeared as guest on SBS PowerFM's 'Cultwo Show' and discussed about how he feels on promoting his solo album 'Let's Talk About Love' side by side fellow Big Bang member G-Dragon.

With G-Dragon having just dropped his second solo album 'Coup d'etat', Seungri was asked about how it feels to promote as a solo artist at the same time as his leader. He said, "It would feel very weird if we were the two finalists for the #1 spot."

Seungri added, "But rather than getting competitive, I want for us to reach the top supporting each other. Of course, I want to win #1 but I will sincerely congratulate him if G-Dragon hyung won too."

‘We Got Married’ brings in two more couples!

Posted: 05 Sep 2013 10:30 PM PDT

MBC's popular reality variety show 'We Got Married' will be welcoming two new couples to the show!

According to reports, actress Jung Yoo Mi and singer Jung Joon Young, who were recently in discussion for the show, as well as actress Lee So Yeon and pianist Yoon Han have been chosen as the two new couples of 'We Got Married'.

Lee So Yeon and Yoon Han have already filmed their first meeting, and Jung Yoo mi and Jung Joon Young will film their first meeting on September 6. The new couples will be introduced to the public on the September 14 episode of 'We Got Married'.

Seungyeon apologizes for KARA’s behavior on ‘Radio Star’

Posted: 05 Sep 2013 10:00 PM PDT

KARA members recently appeared as guests on MBC's 'Radio Star' and received mixed reactions from the viewers as the fun broadcast turned a bit sour when they got too sensitive on uncomfortable subjects.

After creating quite a buzz, KARA's Han Seungyeon apologized for the behavior of the KARA members on the show. She tweeted, "I keep on thinking how to express my heavy heart all day long but now I will write it. First, I want to say our deepest apology to those who uncomfortable with our appearance as a guest on Radio Star episode yesterday."

She continued, "We will deeply reflect on how we showed you our unprofessional attitude. We're very sorry and thankful to the Radio Star MCs and Park Jin Young sunbaenim, who helped us during and after the broadcast despite our shortcomings. We will become Seungyeon, Hara, Jiyoung who will show you our brighter self and our hard working self."

SISTAR’s Soyu and rapper Mad Clown spotted on a date together?

Posted: 05 Sep 2013 09:30 PM PDT

SISTAR's Soyu and rapper Mad Clown have recently been captured together, bringing up speculations of romance.

A paparazzi photos were uploaded on an online community forum showing Soyu and Mad Clown having a sweet stroll together at Seorae Village in Seoul. However, it has been revealed that the two were not on an actual date but rather working on a duet song together for Mad Clown's upcoming debut.

Mad Clown is signed under Starship X, a new music label established by Starship Entertainment. He rose to popularity after appearing on the show, 'Show Me The Money 2'.

Crayon Pop teases at new concept for “Bar Bar Bar 2.0”?

Posted: 05 Sep 2013 09:05 PM PDT

The goofy five-member girl group Crayon Pop will be coming back next week with a new version of their viral hit "Bar Bar Bar"!

According to the group's agency, Chrome Entertainment, Crayon Pop filmed the new version of music video for their song "Bar Bar Bar 2.0". The new music video was filmed at various locations in Seoul with diverse props to differentiate it from the first version.

Recently, photos of the Crayon Pop filming for 'Crayon Pop TV' were posted online. The members caught the eyes as they were seen in scooters of different colors instead of their trademark helmets.

The new video will be released on September 9.

Girls’ Generation’s Seohyun shines at the set of ‘Passionate Love’

Posted: 05 Sep 2013 08:30 PM PDT

Girls' Generation's Seohyun is getting ready to move hearts with her first Korean drama 'Passionate Love'!

The production of SBS weekend drama 'Passionate Love' unveiled BTS cuts of lovely Seohyun sitting on a bench. She is donning a sky blue knitwear and skirt, absorbed in the script of her small screen debut drama.

Seohyun will play the role of Han Yoo Rim, a popular veterinary science university student with a smart brain, neat facial appearance and warm heart, who becomes a huge influence to the male lead's life played by Lee Won Geun.