Thursday, October 10, 2013

"K-Pop Star 2’s Shin Ji Hoon to debut with a track produced by B2ST’s Junhyung" plus 24 more

"K-Pop Star 2’s Shin Ji Hoon to debut with a track produced by B2ST’s Junhyung" plus 24 more

K-Pop Star 2’s Shin Ji Hoon to debut with a track produced by B2ST’s Junhyung

Posted: 10 Oct 2013 07:30 AM PDT

Shin Ji Hoon, a former contestant on the SBS survival audition program 'K-Pop Star 2', wil be making her official debut later this month.

According to her agency, Cube DC, Shin Ji Hoon, who is also a figure skater, has recently completed recording her new song and filming a new music video. Her debut album title track is produced by Yong JunHyung and composer Kim TaeJoo.

A representative added, "The title song is a ballad track that will suit to Shin Ji Hoon's crystal clear and elegant voice. Listeners will discover a different side of Shin Ji Hoon other than her original image in 'K-Pop Star 2'."

Big Bang’s Seungri tops Oricon with 1st Japanese album

Posted: 10 Oct 2013 07:00 AM PDT

Big Bang's Seungri, who actively promoting in Japan with his stage name V.I, has made an explosive debut on the Oricon chart with his latest release.

According to Oricon website, Seungri's first Japanese solo album 'Let's Talk About Love' debuted at the top of Oricon's Daily Album Chart by selling 14,509 units on the first day of its release.

In addition to title track "Let's Talk About Love" which is the Japanese version of his Korean single of the same title, Seungri's first Japanese album includes his self-composed song "Sorani Ekaku Omoi". The song has been chosen as the theme song for the upcoming UULA drama 'Yubi Koi'.

Yoon Jong Shin says he will allow Kim Ye Rim to date publicly

Posted: 10 Oct 2013 06:30 AM PDT

Yoon Jong Shin gave Kim Ye Rim his permission to date publicly.

In the recent broadcast of MBC's 'Radio Star' aired on October 9th, Super Junior's Ryeowook, who was one of the guests, said, "Kim Ye Rim is so pretty that it's hard to approach her", expressing his interest for the singer.

To this, MC Kim Gura asked the president of Kim Ye Rim's management agency, Yoon Jong Shin, "Would you allow Kim Ye Rim to date publicly?" Yoon Jong Shin answered, "I don't interfere with her dating life. If you want to, go for it," giving her permission to date publicly.

Lee Min Ho doesn’t find himself good-looking?

Posted: 10 Oct 2013 06:00 AM PDT

Actor Lee Min Ho revealed that he doesn't think he is handsome.

On October 9th, the actor appeared on SBS 'One Night of TV Entertainment' with fellow cast members of 'The Heirs', and sat down for an interview.

On this day, Lee Min Ho revealed that he did not find himself very good-looking explaining, "My really thick double eyelids and face is my insecurity." He also added that he thinks that his co-stars Kim Woo Bin and ZE:A's Hyungsik are charming men.

He said, "Hyungsik has a cute look, and Kim Woo Bin has charismatic, manly face."

Watch the interview below.

Big Bang’s T.O.P and Kim Yoo Jung snap a photo together at BIFF

Posted: 10 Oct 2013 05:38 AM PDT

Big Bang's T.O.P and actress Kim Yoo Jung took a photo together.

Recently, Kim Yoo Jung shared the above photo on UOOZ official Facebook page with a caption, "It's raining gently. I can't see the sunshine from Busan last week. But all of my friends, have a wonderful time! I cannot tell everything at once, so I'll slowly tell one by one."

She added, "I have many schedules for next week, so I will keep in touch through Facebook as often as possible~"

In the photo, T.O.P and Kim Yoo Jung are looking good in their suits and mini dress. The two stars, who are casting in the movie 'The Alumni' together, attended 18th Busan International Festival held on October 4.

BoA is preparing hard for ‘Infinity Challenge Music Festival’

Posted: 10 Oct 2013 05:15 AM PDT

BoA revealed a photo of herself hard at work during rehearsal.

On October 9th, the singer tweeted, "From the way it looks, the road to the 'Infinity Challenge Music Festival' isn't going to be easy", and shared a photo from the dance studio.

In the attached photo, BoA is sitting on the floor of the dance studio, wearing comfortable clothes and seemingly deep in thought about the upcoming festival.

Meanwhile, BoA will be participating in 'Infinity Challenge Music Festival' along with Big Bang's G-Dragon and Yoo Hee Yeol.

f(x)’s Victoria joins Instagram!

Posted: 10 Oct 2013 05:00 AM PDT

f(x)'s Victoria is the latest star to jump on the Instagram trend.

On October 10th, Victoria opened up her own account on Intagram, and promptly greeted her fans with an adorable photo of herself along with her friend. The photo is captioned, "Hehehe Hello~".

Follow Victoria here.

HyunA reveals her new look for Trouble Maker comeback?

Posted: 10 Oct 2013 04:40 AM PDT

HyunA revealed her new shorter blonde hairstyle, showing off her cute and chic charms.

On October 8th, the idol uploaded new photos of herself on her Instagram. HyunA is in the practice room with all of her fellow blonde dancers, and even though the time is very late, she is still showing a bright look.

HyunA is particularly drawing attention with her short blonde hairstyle with color lens. Fans are speculation the her new look is for the upcoming comeback of Trouble Maker.

[Video] Suzy celebrates her birthday with a party!

Posted: 10 Oct 2013 04:22 AM PDT

miss A member Suzy celebrated her 19th birthday with a small party!

On October 10, she shared a link to an Instagram video on her Twitter with a short caption, "♡." In the video, Suzy is seen happily waving her arms in excitement during her birthday party. She also makes a wish before blowing the candles, and her lovely looks drew people's attention.

Happy birthday Suzy!

TOPP DOGG introduces fourth member Yano

Posted: 10 Oct 2013 04:04 AM PDT

Getting ready for official debut, Stardom Entertainment's upcoming group introduced its fourth member named, Yano.

TOPP DOGG already introduced its first three members B-Joo, Hojoon and P-Goon, and now the fourth member Yano has been revealed, showing their different individual charms.

The group consists of thirteen members and will be the first boy group for Stardom Entertainment since Block B left the agency. While they already showcased their sound with a few mixtape tracks, it is said that TOPP DOGG will have a different concept than Block B.

TOPP DOGG will be making its official debut on October 24th.

[131010] Busker Busker wins on ‘M! Countdown’ + Other Performances

Posted: 10 Oct 2013 03:34 AM PDT

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

The October 10th episode of the show features a handful of anticipated comeback performances of popular artists and groups like, SHINee, T-ara, IU, Kahi, Nine Muses and AOA as well as debut stage of Jung Joon Young.

Other performers tonight included BTS, Block B, Seo In Young, Say Yes, Lim Chang Jung and 5dolls.

And for the highlight of the show, Busker Busker won against Lim Chang Jung on this week's chart with their latest title track, "Love, At First"!

Congratulations Busker Busker!


Tonight's Performances:


Block B

Seo In Young


Say Yes


Lim Chang Jung




Watch tonight's debut/comeback performances:

SHINee - "Everybody"
T-ara - "Number 9" + "Because I Know"
IU - "Red Shoes"
Kahi - "It's Me"
Nine Muses - "Gun"
AOA - "Confused"
Jung Joon Young - "Ten Minutes Before Breaking Up"

SHINee returns with “Everybody” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 10 Oct 2013 03:37 AM PDT

Returing to fans earlier than expected, SHINee delivered their first comeback performance of "Everybody" on tonight's 'M! Countdown' ahead of its official release on the 14th.

"Everybody" is a 'Complextro' number with catchy melody and funky rhythm. The song sings about memories of childhood which are all deeply hidden in everyone's hearts.

The choreography of "Everybody" was designed Tony Testa, who is one of the most well-known choreographer in the world. He also worked with SHINee for the choreography of the group's past hits "Sherlock" and "Dream Girl".

Check out their performance below. [You can also watch the full episode here]

IU dances in her “Red Shoes” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 10 Oct 2013 03:36 AM PDT

After sweeping off the charts with her latest release, talented female soloist IU is ready to take over the weekly music programs with her comeback title song, "Red Shoes".

"Red Shoes" was co-written by the Lee Min Soo and Kim Eena after getting inspired by Andersen's cruel fairytale ,'The Red Shoes'. The song has a 1930s big bang swing sound with a mix of classical and vintage. To express the swing feel most vividly, IU recorded the song with a famous jazz orchestra in Japan.

Watch her performance below. [You can also watch the full episode here]

T-ara returns to ‘M! Countdown’ stage with “Number 9” and “Because I Know”

Posted: 10 Oct 2013 03:36 AM PDT

Making yet another epic comeback, T-ara released their 8th mini album 'Again' featuring its double title tracks "Number 9" and "Because I Know".

On October 10th, T-ara kickstarted a new round of full-scale promotions, diving straight to the 'M! Countdown' stage tonight for their explosive comeback performances of newest releases.

"Number Nine" is an energetic dance song co-composed by Sinsadong Tiger and composer Choi Gyu Sung. In contrast, "I Know The Feeling" is a sad song that is perfectly suited for the chilly autumn season.

Watch their performance below: [You can also watch the full episode here]

Jung Joong Young debuts “Ten Minutes Before Breaking Up” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 10 Oct 2013 03:36 AM PDT

Having released his first album earlier, vocalist Jung Joon Young delivered his rocking debut performance of "Ten Minutes Before Breaking Up" on 'M! Countdown'.

"Ten Minutes Before Breaking Up" is a rock ballad produced by Score, the producer who also worked with artists Younha and Primary. The song has sad lyrics describing a man's perspective on the last ten minutes before breaking up.

Making a cameo appearance, Jung Yoo Mi played Jung Joon Young's girlfriend in the music video. Jung Joon Young and Jung Yoo Mi are currently an on-screen couple on MBC's 'We Got Married'.

Check out his performance below. [You can also watch the full episode here]

Nine Muses bring their “Gun” to ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 10 Oct 2013 03:36 AM PDT

Ahead of their anticipated comeback, Nine Muses performed their comeback title song "Gun" for the first time on this week's broadcast of 'M! Countdown'.

The title song "Gun" features a brass and blues feel along with a electronic guitar sound. It is the work of hit producer Sweetune, who also worked on their previous songs.

Nine Muses will be officially releasing "Gun" along their 1st full-length album on October 14th. In the meantime, check out their comeback performance below.

[You can also watch the full episode here]

Kahi is back with “It’s Me” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 10 Oct 2013 03:36 AM PDT

The dancing diva Kahi is making her return to the music scene and she is kicking off her first comeback stage for title song "It's Me" on this week's episode of 'M! Countdown'.

Earlier today, Kahi released her new mini album 'Who Are You?' and music video for title track "It's Me". The song features Dumbfoundead, and the music and lyrics are composed by Alice Sky, who was revealed to be singer Rottyful Sky who passed away after battling a brain tumor.

According to Pledis Entertainment, Kahi put all her heart in preparing for her comeback, and personally participated in the entire album production.

Check out her performance below. [You can also watch the full episode here]

AOA makes a sexy comeback with “Confused” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 10 Oct 2013 03:35 AM PDT

Showing their mature transformation, girl group AOA kickstarted a new round of promotions for latest title track "Confused" on October 10th broadcast of 'M! Countdown'.

"Confused" is the title song for AOA's upcoming new album 'Red Motion', which will be released on October 14th. The song showcases the members' fierce and sexy transformation, which emphasized by seductive choreography point called, "lip dance".

Watch their performance below. [You can also watch the full episode here]

SHINee releases "Everybody" MV

Posted: 10 Oct 2013 02:35 AM PDT

SHINee is back with new title song "Everybody", check out their performance below.

3 Members of Girls’ Generation will be the hosts of a concert for the first time in Singapore

Posted: 10 Oct 2013 12:39 AM PDT

Singapore, 4 October 2013 – Girls' Generation's sub-group TaeTiSeo (also known as Girls Generation-TTS) members - Taeyeon, Tiffany and Seohyun - will be joining the biggest K-pop concert of the year - "Starhub presents MBC Korean Music Wave in Singapore" - as the official MCs.

TaeTiSeo is the first official sub-unit of top South Korean girl group Girls' Generation formed by S.M. Entertainment in 2012. The group's name is made up of the first syllables of Taeyeon, Tiffany, and Seohyun and this name has the letters "T" and "S", which have distinct sounds, giving a strong vibe of the team and also lets the fans recognize the members instantly.

Their debut mini-album release "Twinkle" became an instant hit and was featured in many prominent charts. Since then, the trio has gained widespread popularity and recognition.

"Starhub Presents MBC Korean Music Wave" is an open-air mega concert to be held on November 16th at Gardens by the Bay featuring 13 of the hottest names in K-pop including SHINee, EXO, 2PM, 2AM, F.T. Island, B1A4, TeenTop, B.A.P, Kara, Sistar, Miss A, IU, and 4Minute.

Jointly organized by one of South Korea's biggest broadcasters, Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation and Singapore-based Fatfish Entertainment, Music Wave is the largest ever multi-band K-pop concert and the first of its kind in Singapore. Taeyeon, Tiffany and Seohyun will hold the all-important role of being MCs for this 3-hour extravaganza.

"Music Wave is a celebration of K-pop music and we hope fans from around the region will come out in full-force to support the 74 performers on-stage", said Taeyeon. Said Tiffany: "For one night only, K-pop fans can enjoy hit songs and cool moves from 13 acts, so there will be something for everyone." Added Seo Hyun: "We hope the fans will support every single band, regardless of who their favourites are, as Music Wave is all about the K-pop family coming together."

Super VIP packages for Music Wave has already been sold out, but tickets ranging from RM440 to RM960 can still be purchased online at Redtix and MP Travel now, or from Ticketcharge from 16 Oct onwards, so grab them today to avoid disappointment.

B.A.P’s Japanese debut single enters Top 5 on Oricon

Posted: 10 Oct 2013 12:00 AM PDT

B.A.P has made satisfying debut on Oricon's chart with their first Japanese single "Warrior".

According to Japan's Oricon Chart on October 9, B.A.P's Japanese debut single, "Warrior" grabbed the fifth place on the Oricon's Daily Singles chart.

The single will be the Japanese version of their Korea debut album of the same title released in January 2012. Ahead of their official debut, B.A.P held 'B.A.P Live on Earth in Japan' back in June, and received a lot of interest with powerful performances.

Meanwhile, B.A.P is scheduled to tour cities in Japan including Kobe, Nagoya, and Tokyo in November.

Japanese fans start a petition for DSP Media to allow Nicole in KARA

Posted: 09 Oct 2013 11:30 PM PDT

KARA's Japanese fans have come together to start a fan petition during the group's first concert at the Yokohama Arena on October 9th.

Volunteer petitioners started to gather signatures to make DSP Media allow Nicole to remain a part of KARA. The signature campaign is set to continue throughout KARA's Japanese tour to seven different locations including Yokohama, Fukuoka, Osaka, and Nagoya. They plan to gather as many signatures as possible, and then pass them to DSP Media.

The petition started after Nicole expressed her hope to continue promoting with KARA even after her contract with DSP Media expires next January.

In addition, KARA's contract with Universal Music, which is their Japanese distributor, will also expire in December. Fans are worried that Universal Music will not allow members with a different contract to work with KARA.

Kahi releases solo album ‘Who Are You?’ + “It’s Me” MV

Posted: 09 Oct 2013 11:01 PM PDT

The dancing diva Kahi is making her return to the music scene and she just unveiled the full music video for title song "It's Me".

On October 10th, Kahi released her new album 'Who Are You?' and music video for title track "It's Me". The song features Dumbfoundead, and the music and lyrics are composed by Alice Sky, who was revealed to be singer Rottyful Sky who passed away after battling a brain tumor.

The music video for "It's Me" was reportedly filmed in Barcelona, Spain last month.

Check out the MV and tracks below.

MYNAME unveils music preview for third single album

Posted: 09 Oct 2013 10:34 PM PDT

Idol group MYNAME, who is gearing up to make a comeback later this week, gives fans a sneak peek at their upcoming third single album with a music preview of the tracks.

MYNAME will pre-release a new single "Day by Day" on October 11, prior to the release of the entire single album three days later on the 14th.

According to the group's agency H2 Media, MYNAME will be showing totally different looks through the new album. A great number of musicians also participated in the production of the album.

Jonghyun shows his excitement for SHINee’s comeback

Posted: 09 Oct 2013 10:05 PM PDT

Just like their fans, Jonghyun also expressed his excitement for SHINee's first comeback performance this week on Mnet's 'M! Countdown'.

The singer posted on his Twitter, "You all know…!! That SHINee is coming back, right?! It's not like you don't know when our first broadcast is, right?! It's Thursday on 'M! Countdown' at 6PM!! I'm feeling good!! I'll shoot you an aegyo picture, make sure you take a look", and attached the photo above.

SHINee will be having their first comeback stage on the October 10th episode of Mnet's 'M! Countdown' ahead of their mini-album release on the 14th.