Thursday, October 17, 2013

"JYJ’s Jaejoong tops Japan’s iTunes chart with “Sunny Day”" plus 24 more

"JYJ’s Jaejoong tops Japan’s iTunes chart with “Sunny Day”" plus 24 more


JYJ’s Jaejoong tops Japan’s iTunes chart with “Sunny Day”

Posted: 17 Oct 2013 07:30 AM PDT


JYJ Jaejoong's pre-released single "Sunny Day" not only swept local music charts but also took over Japan's iTunes single charts.

Prior to the full release of his first full-length album 'WWW' on October 29, Jaejoong released the single "Sunny Day." The single topped local online music services including Bugs and Cyworld as well as grabbed the No. 1 spot on single charts of iTunes Japan.

According to C-JeS Entertainment, "This is the fifth time that Kim Jaejoong ranked No.1 on the iTunes chart in Japan this year." One industry expert in Japan added, "For a Korean singer to top Japan's iTunes chart is a really remarkable achievement. But for Jaejoong to do it 5 straight times, it only proves his unparalled popularity in Japan."

G-Dragon sweeps music charts in Taiwan and Hong Kong

Posted: 17 Oct 2013 07:00 AM PDT


After achieving an impressive all-kill in Korea, Big Bang's G-Dragon also placed himself atop of musc charts in Taiwan and Hong Kong.

On October 16th, YG Entertainment announced that G-Dragon's second studio album, 'Coup d'Etat' has ranked first on music charts in Hong Kong and in Taiwan'ss biggest music site, KKBOX after going on sale in the two countries on October 4.

The track "Crooked" which was released earlier than the rest of the tracks, is still maintaining its top position while other tracks including "Coup d'Etat", "R.O.D", "Who U" and "Black", can also be found within the Top 10.

"Coup d'Etat" also debuted #1 on 'MY MUSIC TAIWAN' weekly music chart, while "Crooked" was number one for OMusic Taiwan. The album is also popular in ringtone websites like Taiwan Mobile Telecom Company.

Super Junior’s Donghae & Eunhyuk preparing for a comeback?

Posted: 17 Oct 2013 06:31 AM PDT


Super Junior's Donghae and Eunhyuk left their fans buzzing with their latest post, possibly hinting at a unit comeback.

On October 16, Donghae posted on his Twitter, "Recording new song with EunHyuk & Teamonesound", and attached a set of photos with singer and producer One Way's Youngsky.

Eunhyuk also tweeted a photo of himself from the recording studio captioned, "Recording", followed by a blurry photo of lyric sheet, giving much excitement to the fans.

Super Junior's Donghae & Eunhyuk had their last promotion as a unit in June with second Japanese single album 'I Wanna Dance'. They are currenly busy for Super Junior's Super Show 5 World tour.



Tiffany and Bora reveal that they are close friends

Posted: 17 Oct 2013 06:01 AM PDT


Girls' Generation's Tiffany and SISTAR's Bora revealed their surprisingly close friendship.

On October 16, Tiffany and Bora attened the press conference for SBS upcoming show 'Design Project - Fashion King Korea' held at SBS Prism Tower in Sangam-dong. During the event, a reporter asked the two idol group members if they know each other to which Tiffany revealed that they have been friends for a long time.

Bora added, "We are very close friends, but never got to appear on the same show." Tiffany stated, "We also never had promotions at the same time, so whenever we had breaks Bora would come over to my house and I would go over to her house. We are very excited that we finally got a chance to work together."

Meanwhile, the first episode of 'Fashion King Korea' will be aired on November 17.

Park Ji Yoon releases full MV for “Mr. Lee”

Posted: 17 Oct 2013 05:38 AM PDT


Songstress Park Ji Yoon is making a music comeback, and she just unveiled the full music video for the track "Mr. Lee".

"Mr. Lee" is the title tune to Park Ji Yoon's upcoming single album 'Mr.' which will be released on October 21. The track is a dance number jointly created by Yoon Jong Shin and Primary.

Check out the MV below:

Who are the most popular idol groups for foreign students?

Posted: 17 Oct 2013 05:30 AM PDT


Top idol groups Big Bang, Girls' Generation and Super Junior were named the most well-known group among foreign students.

Congressman Yoo Ki Hong of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Tourism conducted a joint polling survey with the Sejong School Foundation to find out which K-pop idol group is the most well-known among foreign students.

In the revealed survey results, which were taken by 604 foreign students at the King Sejong Institute, Big Bang ranked #1 with 18.3% of the total votes, followed by Girls' Generation (15.1%), Super Junior (13.9%), EXO (11.1%), TVXQ (8.9%). The list also included PSY (8.3%), 2NE1 (7.6%), CNBLUE (6.8%), 2PM (6.4%) and Shinhwa (5.8%).

According to the survey, 66.1% of the foreign students first learned about Korean culture from pop and entertainment (K-POP, movies, dramas), while 12.0% learned through news coverage of politics, economy, and diplomacy.

VIXX to make a cameo appearance in ‘The Heirs’

Posted: 17 Oct 2013 05:00 AM PDT


Idol group VIXX will be making a special cameo appearance in SBS drama 'The Heirs'.

According to Jellyfish Entertainment, VIXX will appear on the fourth episode of 'The Heirs' which will air on October 17. The group will play themselves at the concert produced by Mega Entertainment, the company Bona (Krystal) is set to inherit.

The idol group's cameo appearance was made from the request of show's producer who has been keeping an eye on VIXX's Hongbin. It was first time for VIXX members to cast in a drama, but they surprised the staffs by showing great skills in a short time.

Lee Yeon Hee in talks to star in new drama ‘Miss Korea’

Posted: 17 Oct 2013 04:27 AM PDT


Actress Lee Yeon Hee is considering taking on the lead role in upcoming MBC drama series, 'Miss Korea'.

On October 16th, SM Entertainment revealed, "Lee Yeon Hee is positively considering casting in 'Miss Korea'."

'Miss Korea' revolves around an ordinary girl who comes out to be Korea's beauty pageant, Miss Korea, with the help of her neighbors. The drama is another collaborative project between producer Kwon Suk Jang and script writer Suh Sook Hyang who had previously worked together on MBC's 'Pasta.'

'Miss Korea' will be the follow-up drama for 'Medical Top Team' and will premiere in December on MBC.

SISTAR’s Bora and Park Seo Joon become the new MCs for ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 17 Oct 2013 03:57 AM PDT


After 2AM's Jinwoon stepped down from his MC post, KBS announced that SISTAR's Bora and Park Seo Joon will be the new hosts for its weekly music program, 'Music Bank'.

On October 17, Bora and Park Seo Joon attended the press conference together for KBS fall reorganization held at the KBS Radio Hall. The two stars will begin their hosting duties of the revamped 'Music Bank' on October 25.

Park Seo Joon said, "I'm happy to become the new MC of Music Bank." He added, "SISTAR debuted when I was in the army but it seems like fate that we get to be MCs together."

Bora said, "It feels new to stand on stage as a MC. I will work hard. I'm not that close with Park Seo Joon but we do know each other, so I think we'll be able to do well together."

[131017] IU wins on ‘M! Countdown’ + Other Performances

Posted: 17 Oct 2013 03:41 AM PDT


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

The October 17th episode of the show features comeback performances of girls groups BESTie and 2EYES as well as the duo of As One and Jung In.

Other performers tonight included Kahi, Nine Muses, Ladies' Code, Block B, SHINee, Seo In Young, IU, AOA, Youme, Lim Chang Jung, Jaurim, Jung Joon Young, TREN-D, T-ara and Pure.

And for the highlight of the show, IU won against Busker Busker on this week's chart with her latest title track, "The Red Shoes"!

Congratulations IU!


Tonight's Performances:

2EYES (Comeback Stage)


Pure


As One (Comeback Stage)


TREN-D


Jaurim


Youme


Jung Joon Young


T-ara


Lim Chang Jung


AOA


Seo In Young


Block B


Ladies' Code


Nine Muses


Kahi


IU

--

SHINee




Watch tonight's comeback performances:

BESTie - "Love Options"
Jung In - "Autumn Man"

Jung In searches for her “Autumn Man” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 17 Oct 2013 03:10 AM PDT


Returning to the music scene with her 4th mini-album, Jung In performed her latest title song "Autumn Man" on this week's episode of 'M! Countdown'.

"Autumn Man" is written from a girlfriend's point of view whose boyfriends become lonely because it's autumn. The song was composed by Jung In herself while producer Primary arranged the track.

The music video for the song is especially gaining attention as it features Jung In's 11-year boyfriend Jo Jung Chi starred as the autumn man.

Check out her performance below:

BESTie returns with “Love Options” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 17 Oct 2013 02:46 AM PDT


Rookie girl group BESTie, who made a debut with "Pitapat" in July, is coming back to the spotlight with its latest single "Love Options"!

"Love Options" is produced by hit-maker Brave Brothers with lyrics that describe female's ideal type in a honest manner. The song features a catchy beat and chic concept that highlights BESTie's upgraded image.

Check out their performance below:

Tiny-G teaches fans the choreography for “Miss You”

Posted: 17 Oct 2013 12:00 AM PDT


The cute and sexy girls off Tiny-G have just released a dance tutorial video for their latest track, "Miss You".

On October 17, Loen Entertainment released the next installment of 'Let's Dance', this time featuring Tiny-G. Step by step, the members showed the three main points of the choreography, from the 'charming cat dance' to 'miss you dance' and 'kiss dance'.

Check out the clip below:

2PM tops Japan’s music charts with ‘Winter Games’

Posted: 16 Oct 2013 11:40 PM PDT


Idol group 2PM achieved yet another success in Japanese music market.

According to Japan's Oricon Charts on October 16th, 2PM's seventh Japanese single 'Winter Games' took over the top position of Oricon's Daily Single Chart after selling 65,696 copies on the day of its release.

In addition, 2PM's new single ranked #1 on Tower Records Daily Singles rankings as well as on Recochoku on the same day, proving the group's dominance in the country.

2PM promotes new single in Japan’s streets and subways

Posted: 16 Oct 2013 11:05 PM PDT


2PM is all out in promoting its latest single in Japan.

The group released its 7th single album 'Winter Games' in Japan, and they have been running a major promotion in the country especially at major public places in Tokyo. From Tokyo's subways to Tower Record in Sibuya, there have been posters, huge panel and electronic displays promoting 2PM's latest single. The subway campaign started last weekend and will continue to run until October 24.

Regarding on 2PM's comeback in Japan, JYP Entertainment stated, "2PM has earned so much fame for their great talent, and they made the first attempt of using winter as their theme. We believe that their new single will be a very special gift to many fans."

B2ST’s Kikwang cast in new mobile drama ‘Twenty Years Old’

Posted: 16 Oct 2013 10:33 PM PDT


B2ST's Lee Kikwang has confirmed his participation in upcoming mobile drama 'Twenty Years Old' (tentative name).

According to a broadcast representative, Lee Kikwang and rookie actress Lee Dain will take on the leading roles in four-part drama 'Twenty Years Old'. This drama will be CJ E&M's first ever mobile drama.

In the drama, Kikwang will play idol star of the same name and a former middle school classmate of Hyerim (played by Lee Dain), the never-been-dating-before college student. The drama revolves around the fun love story of two students who are both twenty years old.

Meanwhile, Lee Dain, the younger sister of actress Lee Yubi who starred in 'Gu Family Book', will mark her debut with 'Twenty Years Old'.

Suzy becomes the most popular CF model for four months

Posted: 16 Oct 2013 10:06 PM PDT


The "nation's first love", Suzy of miss A, has become the number one advertisement model for the month of September.

According to the Korea CM Strategic Studies Institute, Suzy is the most in-demand celebrity for local advertisers from June to September 2013. With this four-month streak, Suzy has emerged as a new CF queen.

Figure skater Kim Yuna landed in second place, while actor Ha Jung Woo was the third most in-demand actor in commercials. Other celebrities who the list included Won Bin, So Ji Sub, Lee Byung Hun, and Jo In Sung.



Upcoming girl group TINT reveals member profiles

Posted: 16 Oct 2013 09:41 PM PDT


It was previously reported that 'K-Pop Star 2' contestant Lee Mi Rim is set to officially debut as a member of girl group TINT, and now more details regarding the group have been revealed.

TINT is a five-member girl group under GH Entertainment which will make a debut at the end of October. The agency introduced the other members named, Mei, Sangmi, Jamie and Minnie with complete profile details and photos.

Check out their profiles below:

Name: Mei
Birthdate: June 26, 1994
Height/Weight: 164cm / 44kg
Blood Type: AB
Specialty: Chinese, sexy dance
Hobby: Self-development, sleeping, listening to the rain

Name: Sangmi
Birthdate: November 21, 1994
Height/Weight: 162cm / 45kg
Blood Type: O
Specialty: Decorating, using strength
Hobby: Watching movies and musicals, reading

Name: Mirim
Birthdate: February 25, 1995
Height/Weight: 161cm / 44kg
Blood Type: O
Specialty: Piano, Chinese
Hobby: Drawing, reading, writing

Name: Jamie
Birthdate: June 27, 1995
Height/Weight: 161cm / 45kg
Blood Type: O
Specialty: Eating deliciously
Hobby: Listening to music, watching movies, eating good food

Girls’ Generation’s Yuri shows off alluring charms for ‘Cosmopolitan’

Posted: 16 Oct 2013 09:15 PM PDT


Girls' Generation's Yuri has once again showcased her stunning sexiness in her latest pictorial for the upcoming November issue of fashion magazine 'Cosmopolitan'.

The magazine released three teaser photos of Yuri from the pictorial and a preview of the interview in conjunction with her upcoming new movie 'No Breathing'. Yuri looks alluring and sexy in a variety of black and white outfits ranging from body-hugging dress to elegant gowns.

In the accompanying interview, Yuri talked about her character Jung Eun in the film 'No Breathing' as well as her impressions on co-stars and heartthrobs Seo In Guk and Lee Jong Suk.


T-ara unveils second version of “Number 9” MV

Posted: 16 Oct 2013 08:49 PM PDT


The wait is over! T-ara finally unveiled the second version music video of their latest title song, "Number 9".

Earlier than the announced date of October 18th, T-ara released the second version of "Number 9" music video on the 17th, much to the delight of the fans. The music video is similar to the first 50-second teaser where the girls are seen wandering the desert of Mongolia.

Check out the MV below!

JYJ’s Jaejoong melts fans with hotness in MV teaser image for ‘WWW: Who, When, Why’

Posted: 16 Oct 2013 08:43 PM PDT


JYJ's Kim Jaejoong definitely left fans curious and melting with his hot teaser image for the music video for his upcoming first solo full-length album 'WWW: Who, When, Why'.

On October 17, JYJ's official Facebook page posted the teaser photo, raising the fans' anticipation for Jaejoong's solo comeback. The photo shows the silhouette of Jaejoong with the fire-like beaming light in the backdrop.

Jaejoong will release his first solo album 'WWW: Who, When, Why' on October 29th.

Upcoming group TOPP DOGG releases MV teaser for debut song “Say It”

Posted: 16 Oct 2013 08:26 PM PDT


Getting ready for official debut, Stardom Entertainment's upcoming group TOPP DOGG has just unveiled a music video teaser for debut song "Say It".

TOPP DOGG has been introducing its members one by one, and now they are treating the fans with a video teaser, providing a first look at their debut concept. The group is made up of thirteen members and will make an official debut on October 24th.

Check out the teaser below.

Shin Seung Hoon says “I’ve Changed a Lot” in comeback single

Posted: 16 Oct 2013 08:28 PM PDT


The "King of Ballad" Shin Seung Hoon has just unveiled a music video teaser for upcoming track "I've Changed a Lot", marking his return to the music scene for the first time in four years.

"I've Changed a Lot" will be included in Shin Seung Hoon's upcoming project album 'GREAT WAVE'. It is a ballad song with acoustic guitar sound, Hip Hop beat and the singer's signature soft voice, creating a mesmerizing harmony. The song also features Dynamic Duo's Choiza.

Meanwhile, 'GREAT WAVE' will be released on October 23.

Check out the teaser and full track below.


Jung In releases “Autumn Man” MV ft. boyfriend Jo Jung Chi

Posted: 16 Oct 2013 08:04 PM PDT


Jung In has made her music comeback with 4th mini-album and music video for her title song "Autumn Man".

Released on October 17th, "Autumn Man" is written from a girlfriend's point of view whose boyfriends become lonely because it's autumn. The song was composed by Jung In herself while producer Primary arranged the track.

The music video for the song is especially gaining attention as it features Jung In's 11-year boyfriend Jo Jung Chi starred as the autumn man. The real-life couple recently appeared on the variety program 'We Got Married'.

Watch the MV below.

BESTie returns with “Love Options” MV

Posted: 16 Oct 2013 08:02 PM PDT


Rookie girl group BESTie, who made a debut with "Pitapat" in July, is making a comeback with its latest single "Love Options"!

On October 17th, BESTie released their second single "Love Options" along with its full music video. The new song is another dance number that highlights BESTie's charm, and is produced by hit-maker Brave Brothers.

Check out the MV below: