Tuesday, October 8, 2013

"LEDApple’s Hanbyul covers of Avicii’s “Wake Me Up”" plus 24 more

"LEDApple’s Hanbyul covers of Avicii’s “Wake Me Up”" plus 24 more

LEDApple’s Hanbyul covers of Avicii’s “Wake Me Up”

Posted: 08 Oct 2013 08:00 AM PDT

Known for bringing fantastic cover song each week, LEDApple has now returned with another cover performance for this week's episode of LEDApple's 'Music Note'.

On October 8th, LEDApple's Hanbyul released a cover of Avicii's "Wake Me Up" on the group's official Youtube channel. Hanbyul once again impressed the fans with his emotional and soulful voice.

Watch the cover below. You can also check out the past covers here.

FT Island’s Lee Hong Ki to sing theme song for ‘The Heirs’

Posted: 08 Oct 2013 07:30 AM PDT

FT Island's vocalist Lee Hong Ki will be lending his voice for the soundtrack of SBS latest star-studded drama series, 'The Heirs'.

According to FNC Entertainment, Lee Hong Ki will sing the drama's main theme song "Tell You What" (translated title). To be released online on October 9th, the OST single is a catchy love song with funky rhythm and guitar sound, a trademark sound Lee Hong Ki's powerful vocal.

Meanwhile, 'The Heirs' which stars Lee Min Ho, Park Shin Hye, Kim Woo Bin, Krystal, Minhyuk and Hyungsik, is set to premiere on October 9th.

JYJ Jaejoong’s first solo album #1 on 6 different charts in Japan

Posted: 08 Oct 2013 07:00 AM PDT

JYJ member Kim Jaejoong's upcoming first full-length album has taken six crowning titles on Japan's Rakuten.

On October 7th, C-JeS Entertainment revealed, "Jaejoong's first solo regular album, which will be released in late October, has become the most ordered product on online shopping website of Japan called Rakkuten."

The album also also become the most ordered product by women, the most ordered CD/DVD, the most ordered CD/DVD by women, the most ordered CD and the most ordered product in the Asia/K-POP section, for a total of six crowning titles.

Singapore's famous magazine, called 'My Paper', also made a detailed report about Jaejoong's first solo album, and the achievements that he made in Japan.

Kim Jaejoong's first full-length album is set to be released later this month and he will kick off his Asia tour starting on November 2nd in Seoul.

TOPP DOGG introduces members B-Joo and Hojoon

Posted: 08 Oct 2013 06:30 AM PDT

Stardom Entertainment is preparing to debut its latest hip hop group, TOPP DOGG, and they introduced its first two members, B-Joo and Hojoon.

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.

Dal Shabet’s Woohee and Ahyoung cast in new dramas

Posted: 08 Oct 2013 06:00 AM PDT

Dal Shabet members Woohee and Ahyoung has been cast in two new dramas.

Ahyoung will star as lead in the romantic web drama 'Unfamiliar Day' along with actor Choi Woo Sik. The drama revolves around a novelist Chae Man Shik (Choi Woo Sik) who time travels to the future and meets a girl named Lee Ji Eun (Ahyoung).

Also, Woohee will try her hand at acting through the SNS drama 'Infinite Power', which is based off of the popular webtoon of the same name. Woohee plays the high school girl Han Soo Ja, who lost her mother and gave up her dreams of college in order to look after her father and younger brother.

It's interesting that they are starring in web and SNS dramas and not on TV especially with the viewing percentage is very limited in these areas. However, Ayoung and Woohee want to star in these dramas to emphasize their benefits and create a positive result.

Eunjung takes part in arrangement of T-ara’s title track “I Know the Feeling”

Posted: 08 Oct 2013 05:40 AM PDT

Eunjung was revealed to have participated in the arrangement of one of T-ara's upcoming title tracks "I Know the Feeling".

According to Core Contents Media, "T-ara's title track 'I Know the Feeling' was composed by Baek Deok Sang. He also worked on the acoustic arrangement of the song in collaboration with T-ara's own member Eunjung."

Eunjung shared, "I took part in the arrangement for a T-ara song for the first time, and I had fun. I carefully prepared for it and I am excited for the fans to hear it. The acoustic guitar melody shows off a different side of us, and is a good song for autumn season. I hope everyone likes 'Number 9' and 'I Know the Feeling'."

TS Entertainment denies SECRET Sunhwa’s plastic surgery rumors

Posted: 08 Oct 2013 05:20 AM PDT

SECRET's Han Sunhwa was recently caught up in plastic surgery rumors after viewers noticed a change on her appearance on KBS' 'Hello'. However, TS Entertainment denied the claims, stating that is was due to her change in makeup and diet.

On October 7, Han Sunhwa appeared as guest on 'Hello' with her fellow members Song Jieun. Netizens have pointed out that something looked slightly different about her, especially the thickness of double eyelids and more defined jaw line, raising speculations of a surgery.

TS Entertainment came to her defense, saying, "SECRET recently switched salons and Han Sunhwa's change in appearance is just the effects of different makeup and her diet. She didn't receive any cosmetic surgery or procedure."

Taeyeon gets adorable in making of ‘B-ing’ CF

Posted: 08 Oct 2013 05:00 AM PDT

The adorable Girls' Generation's leader, Taeyeon, is back with an explosion of cute charms in her latest BTS video.

Recently, the making-of footage for Taeyeon's recent 'B-ing' pictorial and CF shoot in Thailand was released online and gained attention among the netizens. She strikes many different poses and adorable facial expressions, bringing smiles in each of the fans' face.

Check out Taeyeon's overflowing charms in the video below.

Yonghwa transforms into charismatic boss for ‘The Future Choice’

Posted: 08 Oct 2013 04:45 AM PDT

CNBLUE's Jung Yonghwa has transformed from a rookie VJ to a charismatic boss in the latest stills for the anticipated KBS drama, 'Future Choice'.

In the revealed stills, Yonghwa is seen donning a dark striped three-piece suit and tie. He also brought out his confidence and charisma as the grandson of the broadcast station's CEO, Park Sae Ju, who went undercover as the firm's rookie VJ.

A representative commented, "Yonghwa was able to perfectly portray the two different characters of Park Se Ju despite of his hectic schedule in and out of Korea."

‘STONEHENgE’ releases BTS of Jessica and Krystal’s pictorial

Posted: 08 Oct 2013 04:15 AM PDT

The luxury jewelry brand 'STONEHENgE' unveiled a behind-the-scene video of Girls' Generation's Jessica and f(x)'s Krystal pictorial.

The video shows the Jung sister's transformation to ballerinas in a photo shoot titled 'The Masterpiece' which seemed to have been inspired by the 2010 film 'Black Swan'. They are dressed in luxurious gowns and accessories, and showcase their stunning beauty throughout the shoot.

‘No Breathing’ gets fans excited with new trailer

Posted: 08 Oct 2013 03:51 AM PDT

The production team for the most anticipated movie 'No Breathing' has released a new two-minute trailer, heightening up excitement of the fans.

The trailer features the two fiery swimming competitors, Seo In Guk and Lee Jong Suk. Seo In Guk will take up the role of swimming genius Won Il, while Lee Jong Suk will play the role of Woo Sang, who is an ambitious, young swimmer but always comes in second place.

'No Breathing' is a story about swimming competition, and depicts the friendship and rivalry between two national team representatives. The film which also stars Girls' Generation's Yuri, is scheduled to be released on October 31.

Girls' Generation's Jessica poses with Jackie Chan

Posted: 08 Oct 2013 03:33 AM PDT

 Girls' Generation's Jessica represented her group at the Huading Award in Macau yesterday.

She shared 2 new photos taken with popular Hong Kong star Jackie Chan through her official Weibo. She wrote,"Mr. Jackie speaks great Korean."

Fans commented,"Don't know who is luckier, Jackie or Jessica","Jessica is gorgeous as usual" and etc.

2PM releases short PV for Japanese single “Winter Games”

Posted: 08 Oct 2013 03:28 AM PDT

Idol group 2PM will be coming back together in Japan later this month, and they just revealed a short PV for new single "Winter Games".

The title track "Winter Games" was written by Japanese lyricist Natsumi Watanabe and composed by Super Changddai. Also included in the album is original Japanese single "Stay Here".

Check out the PV below.

SHINee releases MV teaser for “Everybody”

Posted: 08 Oct 2013 03:17 AM PDT

Getting fans more excited, SHINee has just unveiled another video teaser for upcoming track "Everybody".

"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 the teaser below.

DSP Media responds to KARA Nicole’s message

Posted: 07 Oct 2013 11:44 PM PDT

Nicole recently posted a long message on Twitter expressing her great desire to continue promoting as a member of KARA even after her contract with DSP Media expires next January.

On October 7th, DSP Media responded to Nicole's message stating, "Nicole's message suprised both the agency and the rest of the members of KARA. She personally wrote the message and she never consulted us about it. It seems we will have to have future discussions regarding about it."

In her long, heartfelt message, Nicole 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."

Block B releases ‘maximum close up’ MV for “Very Good”

Posted: 07 Oct 2013 11:13 PM PDT

Block B is back with a 'maximum close up' version of "Very Good" music video.

The song has a bright and lively melody line with a somewhat similar style to previous track "Nillili Mambo." Produced by leader Zico, "Very Good" is the group's first record to rolled out after a year's hiatus.

Check out the MV below:

Heads of YG and C-JeS Entertainment’s meeting raises speculation of possible partnership

Posted: 07 Oct 2013 11:04 PM PDT

It has been revealed that Yang Hyun Suk of YG Entertainment and Baek Chang Joo of C-JeS Entertainment met up in secret at the end of September. The meeting immediately piqued the public's interest and raised speculation of possible partnership.

Many people were curious on what kinds of conversations the heads of two large companies had during the secret meeting. The rumors of possible partnership surfaced especially after the recent merging of big entertainment agencies, SM Entertainment and Woollim Entertainment, as well as the partnership between Cube Entertainment and iHQ.

However, representatives from both sides stated that the meeting was just a casual meet-up between two friends. "The two CEOs only gathered together for a simple meal. It was only a meeting to exchange greetings, nothing more or less."

Yoo Hee Yeol to replace BoA as judge on ‘K-Pop Star 3’

Posted: 07 Oct 2013 10:35 PM PDT

After the reports that SM Entertainment will back out from the upcoming third season of popular SBS audition program 'K-Pop Star', it has been confirmed that BoA will be replaced by Yoo Hee Yeol.

At a press conference for 'K-Pop Star 3' held in Mokdong on October 8th, Yoo Hee Yeol was announced to replace BoA as judge on the survival audition show along with YG Entertainment's Yang Hyun Suk and JYP Entertainment's Park Jin Young.

Yoo Hee Yeol will start as the new judge in the third season of 'K-Pop Star', which will begin filming in mid-October.

IU achieves an all-kill on music charts

Posted: 07 Oct 2013 10:10 PM PDT

Female soloist IU has just released her third studio album 'Modern Times' and immediately took over the Korean music charts, achieving an all-kill status.

Just hours after the release of her comeback, IU's title track "Red Shoes" has jumped straight to the top of various local music charts including Olleh, Mnet, Daum, Soribada, Melon, Cyworld, Bugs, Monkey3 and more.

Other tracks from the album also entered the Top 10 slots on various online music charts. The album contains a variety of music genres including jazz, bossa nova, swing, Latin pop, and many more.

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

Posted: 07 Oct 2013 09:38 PM PDT

Talented soloist Jay Park has just released a music video for his new digital single "TRILL".

The single "TRILL" was released for free download last September as Jay Park's special gift for the fans. The song is another hip-hop tune produced by LODEF, and it features rapper Dok2.

Check out the MV below.

Yoona, Sulli and EXO display their cute charms in SK Telecom’s new LTE CF

Posted: 07 Oct 2013 09:24 PM PDT

Ater giving fans a sneak peek at the set earlier, SK Telecom has now released its latest LTE CF featuring the adorable SM Entertainment artists, Girls' Generation's Yoona, f(x)'s Sulli and the boys of EXO.

The first CF shows YoonA and Sulli dancing along to SK Telecom's LTE jingle while EXO watch in fascination. In the second CF, the commercial's focus switches over to EXO, who left the two ladies in awe with their goofy and adorable LTE choreography.

Check out the CFs below.

2EYES releases new single “Shooting Star”

Posted: 07 Oct 2013 08:50 PM PDT

It hasn't been long since girl group 2EYES made its entrance into the K-Pop scene, and they are already coming back with latest single "Shooting Star".

"Shooting Star" is a rock and pop fused number composed by J'Kyun, Vatsiky and Zion. Tom Coyne, who worked on Chris Brown and Justin Bieber's albums, reportedly did the mastering for the song.

Check out the tracks below.

Boys Republic return with first mini album ‘Identity’

Posted: 07 Oct 2013 08:39 PM PDT

After making a debut last June with "Party Rock", rookie male idol group Boys Republic is now returning to fans with its first mini album 'Identity'.

Hyping up the fans, the group unveiled first mini album 'Identity' on October 8th. The album tracks were co-produced by a famous songwriter group called Dsign Music, a Swedish songwriter team called D3O, and a number of talented songwriters from Korea under the direction of producer Park Geun Tae.

Check out the tracks below!

Jung Joong Young breaks down in tears for “10 Minutes Before Breaking Up” MV teaser

Posted: 07 Oct 2013 08:24 PM PDT

After pre-releasing his single "Spotless Mind", vocalist Jung Joon Young is signaling its upcoming official debut with a music video teaser for title song "10 Minutes Before Breaking Up".

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

Jung Joon Young will drop his album on October 10.

Nine Muses want you to keep calm and listen to “Gun” MV teaser

Posted: 07 Oct 2013 08:16 PM PDT

Teasing fans for upcoming comeback, girl group Nine Muses unveiled the music video teaser for title track "Gun."

In the teaser, which appears to be having a sexy and Western concept, the Nine Muses are seen giving off cold expression and each displaying sexy poses. The song "Gun" is the work of producer Sweetune, who also worked on their previous songs.

'Prima Donna' will be the group's 1st full-length album since their debut four years ago, and contains 11 songs. They will be seeking to do battle with many others who are also releasing new music this month.