Wednesday, October 30, 2013

"LEDApple’s Hanbyul covers of Bruno Mars’ “Grenade”" plus 24 more

"LEDApple’s Hanbyul covers of Bruno Mars’ “Grenade”" plus 24 more

LEDApple’s Hanbyul covers of Bruno Mars’ “Grenade”

Posted: 30 Oct 2013 07:30 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 30th, LEDApple's Hanbyul released a cover of Bruno Mars' latest song "Grenade" on the group's official Youtube channel. Hanbyul once again impressed the fans with his emotional and soulful voice.

In related news, LEDApple will be releasing new digital single 'With The Wind' on November 4th.

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

[MR Removed] Trouble Maker's "Now" performance on Show Champion

Posted: 30 Oct 2013 07:27 AM PDT

Trouble Maker just made their long-awaited comeback on Show Champion earlier today. Check out the MR removed video of their live performance below.

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MR.MR releases MV teaser for ‘HON’

Posted: 30 Oct 2013 06:51 AM PDT

Idol group MR.MR is coming back with a new single this November.

On October 30th, the group released a music video teaser for upcoming single 'HON'. The teaser shows a snowy concept perfectly fitting for the winter season as well as announced the addition of a new member to the group.

Check out the teaser below:

Jaejoong’s “Just Another Girl” tops iTunes charts in 9 countries

Posted: 30 Oct 2013 06:30 AM PDT

JYJ's Jaejoong is enjoying great success overseas with his new solo album.

On October 29th, Jaejoong released his solo full album 'WWW: Who, When, Why', and the album's title track "Just Another Girl" soared up to No.1 position in iTunes chart in nine countries including Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Barbados, Indonesia and HongKong.

In addition, the album also topped the Rock Album Charts in aforementioned countries as well as ranked #8 in Finland, #11 in Mexico, #9 in Israel. It also continues to climb the ranks in other countries in Europe and Latin America.

Jaejoong will embark on an Asia tour '2013 Kim Jaejoong 1st Album Asia Tour Concert' starting on November 2-3 at Coex, Seoul, then hit Japan's Yokohama Stadium on November 15-16.

IU to appear on ‘Hidden Singer 2’

Posted: 30 Oct 2013 06:00 AM PDT

IU will be making an appearance on jTBC's second season of 'Hidden Singer'.

A representative of the show stated, "IU will be filming for 'Hidden Singer 2' early November. We prepared talented impersonation singers for IU's appearance so look forward to this episode."

'Hidden Singer 2' features veteran singers and impersonators in competitive sing-offs from behind a curtain, leaving judges to guess who is the real star and who is faking it. IU will become the youngest singer to participate in the show.

Trouble Maker to release another MV for “Now”

Posted: 30 Oct 2013 05:30 AM PDT

Trouble Maker will be releasing another version of music video for title track "Now".

According to a representative on October 30th, Trouble Maker is currently preparing another version of their "Now" music video. While the first music video was based on musical 'Bonnie and Clyde', the new version will have an upgraded concept in terms of sexiness and story line.

The new music video will feature never-before-seen footage, as well as more intimate scenes and skinships, giving a more dramatic vibe to the original one. The MV will be revealed in conjunction with the upcoming release of 19+ version of their album.

Meanwhile, despite the plagiarism controversy, the hot music video for "Now" has been receiving explosive reactions from local and international fans, racking up over five million views on Youtube since its release on October 28.

Credit: loveindacube

KARA’s Goo Hara appointed as blood donation ambassador

Posted: 30 Oct 2013 05:00 AM PDT

KARA's Goo Hara was recently appointed as the blood donation ambassador for the Hanmaum Blood Bank, which is affiliated with the Korean Industrial Health Association.

On October 31, Goo Hara attended the appointment ceremony that took place at the blood donation cafe in Myeongdong, Seoul. Besides the appointment ceremony, she also held an autograph session event for those who donated blood in front of the blood donation cafe.

Goo Hara said, "I have always been interested in doing volunteer work. I'm really happy to be involved in such a meaningful cause."

Meanwhile, Goo Hara is currently busy with KARA for their '2nd Japan Tour KARASIA 2013' in Japan.

Ha Ji Won takes a photo from the set of ‘Empress Ki’

Posted: 30 Oct 2013 04:43 AM PDT

Following the successful premiere of her drama, actress Ha Ji Won shared a photo of herself from the set of MBC's new historic series 'Empress Ki'.

On October 30, Ha Ji Won posted the above photo on her personal Instagram. The photo shows the actress wearing her drama costumes and earphones while giving a sharp look for the camera.

'Empress Ki' centers on wise and fatally attractive empress named Ki (Ha Ji Won), the ancient-Korea-born empress who later becomes the ruler of the Yuan Dynasty of China. The drama debuted at top of TV charts with an average viewership of 12.3%.

Jang Geun Suk turns into ‘Pretty Boy’ for new drama

Posted: 30 Oct 2013 04:20 AM PDT

Actor Jang Geun Suk has tranformed into pretty flower boy in his teaser stills for the upcoming KBS 2TV drama 'Pretty Boy'.

Jang Geun Suk confidently presents the perfect image of Dokgo Ma Te, a proud and good looking man. The actor has prepared for the role not only visually but also in his way of speech, expressions, and gestures.

'Pretty Boy' is about a good looking man named Dokgo Ma Te who goes around seducing the top 1% successful women in the country. The drama also stars IU, who plays Kim Bo Tong, the girl who only has eyes for Ma Te.

Tiffany, Donghae, Eunhyuk and Henry spotted in a recording studio

Posted: 30 Oct 2013 04:00 AM PDT

Girls' Generation's Tiffany and Super Junior's Donghae, Eunhyuk and Henry were recently spotted in a recording studio.

On October 30th, Eunhyuk posted on his Twitter, "Yesterday night, after recording was finished. HenDongTiEun", and attached a photo of SM family at the studio.

All four SM Entertainment idols are set to release new music later this year. Super Junior's Donghae and Eunhyuk are preparing for a unit comeback, while Henry will release his self-composed ending OST for his movie 'Final Recipe', with Tiffany featuring in it.

JYJ performs “Only One” for the first time in Vietnam

Posted: 30 Oct 2013 03:40 AM PDT

JYJ, who has been appointed as honorary ambassadors for the '2014 Incheon Asian Games', recently performed the event's theme song "Only One" for the first time during the Asian Games (IAG) Roadshow held in Hanoi, Vietnam on October 24.

"Only One" was produced by hit songwriter Sweetunes in a simple style for all the Asians to enjoy together. Being JYJ's first visit to Vietnam, the trio performed the song passionately and fans could not hide their excitement.

Below are videos of JYJ's performances as well as their interview and choreography learning session.

Trouble Maker makes sexy comeback with “Now” on ‘Show Champion’

Posted: 30 Oct 2013 03:20 AM PDT

After killing the charts with second mini album, the duo of Trouble Maker finally hit the stage with a sizzling hot comeback performance of "Now" on 'Show Champion'!

"Now" (or "There Is No Tomorrow") is title track to Trouble Maker's second mini album 'Chemistry'. The song is penned by Shinsadong Tiger who received inspiration from the musical 'Bonnie and Clyde'.

Trouble Maker showed a phenomenal performance together. Hyuna, who is already famous for her sexy charisma on stage, displayed a perfect teamwork with Hyunseung, living up the expectations of the fans. Keone Madrid and Mariel Madrid from URBAN DANCE CAMP was said to have created the choreography for 'Now'

Check out their performance below.

New girl group TINT debuts with “Love At First Sight” on ‘Show Champion’

Posted: 30 Oct 2013 03:11 AM PDT

Having released their first single earlier, new girl group TINT delivered a bubbly debut performance of "Love At First Sight" on 'Show Champion'.

TINT is made up of 5 members including 'K-Pop Star 2' contestant Lee Mi Rim as well as Mei, Sangmi, Jamie and Minnie. Their name represents their desire and determination to 'tint' the K-Pop scene with their own unique color or style.

Check out their performance below:

BTOB's Minhyuk sings A Pink's "No No No"

Posted: 30 Oct 2013 01:24 AM PDT

Check out the short cover of Minhyuk on KTR, he covers A Pink's popular song "No No No" on the radio show, what do you think of his performance?

T.O.P talks about working with Taeyang’s brother on ‘The Alumni’

Posted: 30 Oct 2013 12:00 AM PDT

Big Bang's T.O.P recently talked about his experience on working with actor Dong Hyun Bae, the older brother of Taeyang.

On October 29th, T.O.P and fellow cast and staff attended the press conference held in Seoul's Megabox for the VIP premiere of action movie 'The Alumni', and answered a few interview questions.

During the interview, T.O.P mentioned Dong Hyun Bae, saying, "Dong Hyun Bae is publicly recognized at Taeyang's brother. From what I know, he has been acting as a theatrical actor for a very long time."

He continued, "We coincidentally got to work together. He was cast before I decided to also join 'The Alumni.' I had a lot of fun filming with him, like he was my own brother."

'The Alumni' is scheduled to hit theaters in Korea on November 6th.

LEDApple to release new single in November

Posted: 29 Oct 2013 11:30 PM PDT

Idol band LEDApple, who has been bringing fantastic cover song each week, will be making an official music comeback next month.

On October 28, their agency STARKIM Entertainment announced the group's return through a post on its official Facebook page.

The agency wrote:
[Notice] Releasing of LEDApple's new song 'With The Wind'

This is STARKIM Entertainment.

After the lots of stages of 'Bad Boys' in Korea and in Japan, Ledapple will come back with new images for a long time.
Ledapple Digital single album, 'With The Wind' is relasing this Nov. 4 (Monday).

We need the fans' interest and love. Ledapple members are practicing everyday and preparing for the last final work to come back with new album after a long time so please send many cheering messages to them through official Facebook page and twitter.

Thank you. :)

G-Dragon to conclude solo album promotions

Posted: 29 Oct 2013 11:00 PM PDT

After enjoying much success with his comeback, Big Bang's G-Dragon is finally putting a period to his solo album promotions next week.

Upon releasing his second album, G-Dragon has not only achieved an all-kill on local music charts but also took home a number of trophies from weekly music shows with multiple songs during the same promotion period.

G-Dragon will finally be concluding his promotions with his special final stage on the November 3rd broadcast of SBS 'Inkigayo' and 'M! Countdown' on November 7th.

However, fans can also enjoy new music from G-Dragon as he is set to release a new track with comedian Jung Hyung Don for the 'Infinity Challenge Song Festival'. They will form a unit and release their newly-created track on November 2nd.

miss A releases first teaser image for ‘Hush’

Posted: 29 Oct 2013 10:30 PM PDT

Getting ready for their much awaited comeback, miss A dropped their first teaser image for second studio album 'Hush'!

Released on October 30th, the teaser image gave a preview of miss A's comeback concept, showing the four members dressed up in black and sexy outfits, while holding at a bar in what seems to be an abandoned warehouse.

With their poses, they are also seemingly hinting at a possible choreography point for their comeback title track.

miss A's comeback title track will be composed by E-Tribe, the famous composer behind Girls' Generation's "Gee" and Lee Hyori's "U Go Girl". The new song will be listed on their second studio album 'Hush' to be released on November 6th.

WIN’s final battle songs sweep iTunes charts

Posted: 29 Oct 2013 10:00 PM PDT

The single album recorded by finalists of the YG Entertainment's survival talent show 'Who Is Next: Win' is sweeping iTune album charts!

WIN's digital album titled 'FINAL BATTLE' which was released on October 28 has topped iTunes charts of five Asian countries including Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and Vietnam.

The single also ranked within the Top 5 position in countries like Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia as well as ranked 41st in Canada and 62nd in the United States. In addition, the track "Go Up" took No.9 on the MelOn Chart in Korea.

A reprsentative of YG Entertainment said, "This is a very meaningful achievement in that the musicians have yet to make their official debut."

Big Bang’s T.O.P to release solo single in November

Posted: 29 Oct 2013 09:30 PM PDT

Big Bang's T.O.P has been reported to be preparing for a solo single scheduled for release this coming November.

A local media outlet reported on October 30th that T.O.P will be releasing a solo single by mid-November, right after Taeyang's solo comeback. It is said that he already finished filming the music video which took four days to complete.

The music video was directed by Seo Hyun Seung who also directed T.O.P's previous solo track "Turn It Up" as well as Big Bang's "Fantastic Baby" and G-Dragon's "Crayon".

However, YG Entertainment revealed that the exact time period for release hasn't been decided on yet and will announce further informations once confirmed.

Seohyun greets fans with a lovely selca

Posted: 29 Oct 2013 09:00 PM PDT

After their successful shows in Japan, Girls' Generation's Seohyun returned to Korea and greeted her fans with a lovely selca.

On October 29th, Seohyun posted on Girls' Generation's official website, "I've returned after finishing up a SMTOWN concert at Tokyo Dome!! How are you all?? With the weather gradually getting colder, always take care of your health!!^^ I miss you all~ chu♥", and attached a photo of herself sending a kiss to her fans.

Girls' Generation along with fellow SM Entertainment artists held successful 'SM Town Live World Tour III in Tokyo, Special Edition' concert for two days on October 26 and 27 which gathered a total audience of 100,000.

Credit: Soshified

M.Pire returns with Jaejoong’s self-composed track “On My Mind”

Posted: 29 Oct 2013 08:42 PM PDT

Rookie idol group M.Pire is returning to the music scene with second single 'New Born'.

On October 30th, the group released their second single album and music video for title song "On My Mind". The single is drawing attention as JYJ's Kim Jaejoong composed and wrote the lyrics for the title song.

"On My Mind" is the first song Jaejoong has written for other artist. Despite his busy schedule of preparing for his solo comeback, Jaejoong showed his support for M.Pire by directing the recording of the song.

Check out the tracks below:

Ailee sings “Tears Stole the Heart” for ‘Secret’ OST

Posted: 29 Oct 2013 08:11 PM PDT

Powerful vocalist Ailee has lent her voice for the soundtrack of KBS drama series 'Secret'.

On October 30th, Ailee released her latest single "Tears Stole the Heart" to show her support for 'Secret's director Lee Eung Bok, who was also in charge of Ailee's debut drama 'Dream High 2'.

The song is an emotional ballad that features Ailee's emotional and appealing voice. "Tears Stole the Heart" was arranged by Lee Gun Young, who also worked on the OSTs for 'School 2013' and 'You're the Best Lee Soon Shin'.

Listen to the track below:

Rookie girl group TINT unveils debut MV for “Love At First Sight”

Posted: 29 Oct 2013 08:01 PM PDT

Rookie girl group TINT has finally unveiled the full music video for debut single "Love At First Sight"!

TINT is made up of 5 members including 'K-Pop Star 2' contestant Lee Mi Rim as well as Mei, Sangmi, Jamie and Minnie. Their name represents their desire and determination to 'tint' the K-Pop scene with their own unique color or style.

Check out the MV below:

SECRET’s Hana joins Instagram!

Posted: 29 Oct 2013 07:40 PM PDT

SECRET's Jung Hana (debuted with the stage name of Zinger) has officially joined Instagram!

Fellow SECRET members have invited their fans to follow Hana's Instagram account with Hyosung tweeting, "Hana has started Instagram>_< (supa_hana) Everyone gogogo kekeke >_<".

Song Jieun also posted, "Hana has started Instagram~~Though I don't know anything about it since I've never used Instagram please add this^^Keke supa_hana."

Follow Hana here.