Monday, October 7, 2013

"Jang Nara to return to local music scene " plus 24 more

"Jang Nara to return to local music scene " plus 24 more

Jang Nara to return to local music scene

Posted: 07 Oct 2013 07:30 AM PDT

Korean singer and actress Jang Nara will be making her comeback to the local music scene.

According to her agency, Jang Nara will release a new digital single "Love" around the middle of the month. The song is a remake of veteran singer Na Hoon Ah's song of the same title, and Jang Nara will give a fresh feeling to the original song.

Jang Nara commented, "I felt a lot of pressure, because Na Hoon Ah's 'Love' is a big hit. I really did my best to not ruin it, and I put a lot of efforts. I really love the melody and the lyrics, and I could not stop singing the song. Hope you will enjoy it."

SM Entertainment to release monthly magazine

Posted: 07 Oct 2013 07:07 AM PDT

SM Entertainment will be releasing monthly entertainment magazine starting this month.

SM Entertainment collaborated with Design House to create a company called 'The Celebrity', which will publish the monthly entertainment magazine of the same name.

The magazine will feature a variety of topics including fashion, beauty, food, travel and more. It will also feature Asian artists' album sales rankings on One Asia Chart, Seoul's Hot Tracks, Taipei's G-Music, Manila's Astroplus and more Asia's music retailers.

The first issue features actor Jang Dong Gun on the cover, and Daniel Henney, Jung Yoo Mi, EXO, ZE:A, Jung Saem Mool, Nam Goong Yeon, and more stars.

FNC Entertainment building wins award for Beautiful Architecture

Posted: 07 Oct 2013 06:30 AM PDT

FNC Entertainment, the agency that houses to idol bands CNBLUE and FT Island, has been awarded for its beautiful headquarters.

The company building of FNC Entertainment located in Gangnam received an honor 'Beautiful Architecture Award' from the '6th Annual Beautiful Building Exhibition.' It is the first time for an entertainment agency's building to ever receive this award.

FNC Entertainment building has been highly rated with its artistry, quality and practicality. It features various facilities from jam rooms, practice rooms, recording studio, fitness center and more.

Rainbow’s Jaekyung warns fans about fake Facebook account

Posted: 07 Oct 2013 06:00 AM PDT

Rainbow's Kim Jaekyung recently left a message on her Twitter, warning fans about fake Facebook account.

On October 4, Jaekyung tweeted, "Everyone, I don't do Facebook. Faking is bad. This Facebook is not mine", and attached a screenshot of the fake account of someone impersonating her on Facebook.

The idol found an account which had the same information as her and photos that she recently uploaded on her other SNS are also on the account. However, Jaekyung warned her fans that the account is not actually managed by her.

Joo Won shows his love for A Pink

Posted: 07 Oct 2013 05:30 AM PDT

Having previously revealed that he is a huge fan of A Pink, actor Joo Won couldn't hide his happiness after the girl group made a surprise appearance during the latest broadcast of '1 Night 2 Days' aired on October 6th.

On this day, the cast members suggested an impromptu game to see which A Pink member would be teamed up with Joo Won. Leader Park Chorong was picked by Joo Won without hesitation, and the two then coupled up for a game of Bokbulbok.

When asked why he chose Chorong, Joo Won explained, "I just like everything about her. Do I have to have a reason to like her?"

EXO becomes the most ‘tweeted’ K-Pop star in Southeast Asia

Posted: 07 Oct 2013 05:00 AM PDT

EXO has become the most popular K-Pop star in Twitter for Southeast Asian countries.

According to Korean Music Contents Industry Association (KMCIA), EXO is the most 'tweeted' K-Pop star not only in China region, but also in the entire Southeast Asia region including Philippines, Vietnam, Thaliand and Indonesia.

An representative of KMCIA said, "We chose artists based on the number of searches on SNS, popularity in the Southeast Asia region, and chart rankings."

Although the EXO members themselves don't have Twitter accounts, the 12-member idol group showcases their overwhelming popularity by becoming the most searched and most-talked about K-pop celebrities in Twitter.

EXO’s Xiumin and Kim Yoo Jung to film MV together

Posted: 07 Oct 2013 04:40 AM PDT

EXO's Xiumin and actress Kim Yoo Jung will be filming a music video together.

On October 6th, Kim Yoo Jung's agency revealed, "Are you having a good Sunday? Tomorrow… Yoo Jung and EXO's Xiumin will film a music video together on Monday. You're curious, right? We'll uploaded it to the UOOZ community in the near future. Have a good weekend~"

No detailed informations were revealed regarding on whose music video the two stars will be filming for, but fans are eagerly awaiting to seeing their chemistry in the upcoming project.

BTS’ Jimin dances to Girl’s Day’s “Female President”

Posted: 07 Oct 2013 04:21 AM PDT

BTS member Jimin tried his hand at the sexy choreography of Girl's Day's "Female President".

The group has been treating fans with eye candies through their very own TV channel on YouTube which aims to show their new fans some of members' hidden talents and charms.

On October 7th, BTS official Youtube channel uploaded new video showing the dorky Jimin and fellow members confidently dancing to the tune of Girl's Day's "Female President".

Check out the video below with a hilarious bonus prank at the end played by member V.

Nicole wishes to remain as KARA member despite contract expiry

Posted: 07 Oct 2013 04:04 AM PDT

Nicole expressed her great desire to continue promoting as a member of KARA even after her contract with DSP Media expires next January.

On October 6th, Nicole posted a long, heartfelt message on Twitter titled, "My precious Kamilia". In the post, she continued, "I apologize for creating worries and even hurt with the news of KARA's contract resigning and disbandment rumors. But I was also very shocked that my departure and contract issues were publicized, just before our Japanese tour. However I want to convey my feelings so I write this."

Nicole went on, "The most important thing is that I started as a KARA member, and also wish to end as a KARA member. After reading the articles and interviews saying that KARA getting new members since I wasn't up for a contract renewal, I was very frustated and confused."

She also expressed her hope to continue promoting with KARA, "Contract with DSP isn't a contract as KARA only but it's also a contract as an artist. Although I won't be an artist with my company, I believe I can search for a solution to be able to continue with the group that I've been together until now."

Nicole continued, "I am just one person, and I don't think KARA should disband or have any changes just because of one person. So I think my contract with the company and my contract as a KARA member can be separated. So I hope that there is a line between my personal and work life."

"I still have a lot of goals. That's why I want to re-make myself, while doing my best within KARA. To do that, I feel that I need time and effort… that's why I decided to not renew my personal contract with DSP, since I wanted to put that effort into my future."

"As a Kara member, I've received a lot of love from our Kamilia and want to show a better side of us to you, but as the issue continued, it becomes a hurt to you and me. My heart feels heavy. I was really hurt by various talks about the contract, withdrawal and member changes. I don't think that a single person owns KARA. Thus, I believe I also have a lot of responsibilities as a KARA member, which is why I had the above thoughts."

"However if everyone and KARA's representative disagree with me and thinks this is impossible, I will come back as a person called Jung Nicole."

Taeyeon, Tiffany and Seohyun to host MBC Korean Music Wave in Singapore

Posted: 07 Oct 2013 03:38 AM PDT

Girls' Generation's Taeyeon, Tiffany and Seohyun will host the upcoming MBC Korean Music Wave in Singapore.

Scheduled to take place on November 16 at 7PM (KST) at the Gardens By The Bay, the star-studded concert was created by a joint effort between MBC and Fatfish Entertainment Pte Ltd. The three Girls' Generation members, who previously hosted MBC's 'Show! Music Core' together, will be the MCs for the event.

This year's line-up includes performances from their fellow Entertainment artists SHINee and EXO, as well as miss A, SISTAR, KARA, 2PM, 2AM, 4Minute, B1A4, Teen Top, B.A.P., F.T. Island, and IU.

Credit: Soshified

SHINee releases edgy teaser video for “Everybody”

Posted: 07 Oct 2013 03:11 AM PDT

Getting fans more excited, SHINee unveiled a video teaser for upcoming track "Everybody" through the official SMTOWN homepage and Youtube.

The teaser video gives fans a better look at SHINee's comeback concept, which definitely heightens up anticipation with its uniqueness and artistic visuals.

SHINee will release its fifth mini-album 'Everybody' on October 14.

JYJ’s Junsu arrives in Japan to prepare for his concert tour

Posted: 07 Oct 2013 12:00 AM PDT

JYJ's Junsu is gearing up to perform for his fans in his Japanese concert tour.

According to C-JeS Entertainment, Junsu arrived in Japan via Haneda Airport on October 3 and went straight into a rehearsal with his live band. He will be in Japan for two weeks, and will meet with over 60,000 fans through his concerts at Nagoya and Yokohama.

Although his arrival in Japan was unannounced, around 200 fans welcomed Junsu at Haneda Airport.

A concert representative stated, "As Xia Junsu is known for his fantastic live performance and his dance moves, many Japanese fans are really looking forward to seeing his content-filled concert."

GI (Global Icon) releases “GI-YEUK (ㄱ)” MV

Posted: 06 Oct 2013 11:32 PM PDT

Rookie group GI (Global Icon) releases the full music video for the track "GI-YEUK (ㄱ)".

"GI-YEUK (ㄱ)" is included in the group's first mini-album 'Tremendous' and was used as the substitute title song for three major broadcasting networks after the original title song "Don't Lie" was banned from broadcast.

Check out the MV below.

Kahi drops MV teaser for title song “It’s Me”

Posted: 06 Oct 2013 11:04 PM PDT

The dancing diva Kahi will be making her return to the music scene and she just unveiled a music video teaser for her upcoming title song "It's Me".

On October 7th, Pledis Entertainment revealed the music video teaser for Kahi's title song, "It's Me". The music video for the song was reportedly filmed in Barcelona, Spain last month.

Kahi's new album 'Who Are You?' includes six tracks which feature talented artists such as Swings, Dok2, Yoon Do Hyun of YB, Dumbfounded and Bekah. Kahi had actively participated in the production of her new album, and showed off her capability as a performer.

Yoo Seung Woo serenades Girls’ Generation’s Sunny

Posted: 06 Oct 2013 10:30 PM PDT

Yoo Seung Woo sang a sweet serenade for Girls' Generation's Sunny.

The young singer appeared as guest on the October 5th episode of 'Quiz to Change the World' and performed Girls' Generation's "Genie" in his trademark acoustic style for Sunny who served as a special MC.

Kim Jong Jin praised him by saying, "Yoo Seung Woo is a guitar genius. The chords that he is using are very tricky, so they're not used often. Not as many people can manage it so smoothly as he does. At first I wasn't so sure, but the more I listened, I started falling into his charms."

Watch his performance starts at 14:55.

IU decided to release her new album at midnight

Posted: 06 Oct 2013 10:01 PM PDT

Breaking the usual noontime release, IU will be unveiling her upcoming new album at midnight.

According to Loen Entertainment, IU will release her third full-length album Modern Times' on October 8th at 12AM (KST). This marks the end of a year and 5 months hiatus for IU following her 'Spring of a Twenty Year Old' album release back in May 2012.

Regarding on releasing the album at midnight, a representative explained, "Overall, the album has a jazz feel to it. So we decided that it would be better to listen it at night rather than during the day, thus we chose to release it at midnight."

In addition, IU will hold a comeback showcase on the same day at 4PM where she will be performing her latest tracks for the first time.

Credit: WeheartIU

T-ara to promote double title tracks

Posted: 06 Oct 2013 09:30 PM PDT

The excitement will be doubled for T-ara's anticipated comeback, as the group announced to be promoting two title tracks!

On October 7th, Core Contents Media announced that T-ara will release its 8th mini album 'Again' on the 10th with double title tracks "Number Nine" and "I Know The Feeling".

"Number Nine" is co-composed by Sinsadong Tiger and composer Choi Gyu Sung. The song starts out balladical and changes into strong electronic in the chorus part.

On the other hand, "I Know The Feeling" is a sad song with an addicting melody composed by Baek Hyun Jung and Baek Deok Sang. The song is a medium-tempo number that maximizes the emotion.

T-ara will release the music videos for both songs at the same time on October 10th.

2AM’s Jinwoon involved in car accident; set to undergo emergency surgery

Posted: 06 Oct 2013 09:01 PM PDT

It has been reported that 2AM member Jinwoon has been involved in a car accident.

According to his agency Big Hit Entertainment, "The car Jinwoon was riding in was involved in a collision with a 25-ton truck at 11:30 PM on October 6th. He suffered fracture of his right ankle and a 10cm-long laceration. He is set to undergo emergency surgery today."

Jinwoon is reportedly on his way home to Seoul after finishing 2AM's performance in 2013 Hallyu Dream Concert when the accident happened. The manager and staff that were also in the car are currently receiving treatment as well.

Youme releases “Cheap Ring” MV featuring NS Yoon-G

Posted: 06 Oct 2013 08:59 PM PDT

Singer Youme has just dropped her latest single "Cheap Ring".

On October 7th, Youme released her single and full music video for "Cheap Ring" featuring NS Yoon-G. The song is a ballad number produced by Duble Sidekick, with the lyrics comparing love to a cheap ring.

Check out the MV below.

Official posters for ‘The Heirs’ revealed!

Posted: 06 Oct 2013 08:40 PM PDT

The highly anticipated SBS TV Wed-Thu drama 'The Heirs' has raised the public's attention by releasing its official posters.

The posters were released on October 7, showing the cast members including Lee Min Ho, Park Shin Hye, Kim Woo Bin, Krystal, Minhyuk and Hyungsik, dressed up elegantly in sleek suits and white dresses.

'The Heirs' was created by Kim Eun Sook, writer of 'Secret Garden' and 'A Gentleman's Dignity', and Kang Shin Hyo, director of 'Tazza' and 'Midas'. The drama is set to premiere October 9th.

JYJ reveal more of their charms in making-of video for “Only One”

Posted: 06 Oct 2013 08:19 PM PDT

JYJ has just released a making-of video for promotional single "Only One", showing off their bright charms to fans.

On October 7th, the 2014 Incheon Asian Games official Youtube uploaded new video featuring behind-the-scenes footage of JYJ members from their rehearsal, music video filming, recording and photo shoot.

JYJ has been recently appointed as honorary ambassadors for the '2014 Incheon Asian Games' and they recorded the event's theme song "Only One". The song was produced by hit songwriter Sweetunes in a simple style for all the Asians to enjoy together.

Watch the video below. You can also check out the MV here.

SISTAR’s Bora and Dasom share angelic selca

Posted: 06 Oct 2013 08:02 PM PDT

SISTAR's Bora and Dasom updated the group's official Twitter with a stunning selca for fans.

The two ladies greeted fans earlier today saying, "Hello hello??", and attached the photo above. In the photo, Bora and Dasom are dressed in white clothes and the bright lighting highlights their angelic beauty and flawless skin.

BESTie releases Dahye and Haeryeong’s teaser photos for comeback

Posted: 06 Oct 2013 07:36 PM PDT

After announcing its return with Hyeyeon's teaser, BESTie has now followed it up with teaser images for members Dahye and Haeryeong.

BESTie will release its second single album on October 17, which is produced by the hitmaker Brave Brothers. The album is BESTie's second album since its debut in July with their first album "Pit-a-Pat".

AOA unveils more teaser images for ‘Red Motion’

Posted: 06 Oct 2013 07:17 PM PDT

Getting close for the D-Day, girl group AOA has unveiled yet another teaser images for upcoming fourth single album, 'Red Motion'.

FNC Entertainment updated the group's official Facebook page with cuts from AOA's upcoming music video with the comment, "Dance with AOA. Guess what this dance is called? (Tip: Watch their hand motion.)"

A series of dance practice stills were also unveiled, showing the members hard at work on their choreography.

Meanwhile, the full music video for AOA's title song "Shaking" will be released on October 10th, while the album 'Red Motion' will be out on the 14th.

Taeyeon is prettier than flower in new selca

Posted: 06 Oct 2013 06:59 PM PDT

Girls' Generation's Taeyeon is definitely prettier than flower in her latest Instagram post.

On October 6, Taeyeon posted the above photo on her Instagram account, and captivated her fans and followers with her stunning beauty. In the close-up photo, the leader put a pink rose on her lips, and gives a mezmerizing gaze for the camera.