Friday, October 18, 2013

"TOPP DOGG introduces members Hansol and Kidoh" plus 24 more

"TOPP DOGG introduces members Hansol and Kidoh" plus 24 more


TOPP DOGG introduces members Hansol and Kidoh

Posted: 18 Oct 2013 08:00 AM PDT


Getting ready for official debut, Stardom Entertainment's upcoming group TOPP DOGG introduced its 11th and 12th members named, Hansol and Kidoh.

TOPP DOGG has been introducing its members one by one, and after revealing Hansol and Kidoh, there is only one member left to complete its 13-member lineup.

The group will be debuting through a fan event at the V Hall in Seoul on October 22 where they will reveal all the tracks of the debut album before its actual release on the 24th.

2AM’s Changmin to sing for ‘The Heirs’

Posted: 18 Oct 2013 07:30 AM PDT


After FT Island's Lee Hong Ki, 2AM's Changmin will be the next artist to release an OST for SBS latest star-studded drama series, 'The Heirs'.

Changmin's newest song, "Moment" was played during the October 17th broadcast of 'The Heirs'. The song is composed by Kim Do Hoon and features Changmin's emotional voice, perfectly fitting the love story of Kim Tan (Lee Min Ho) and Cha Eun Sang (Park Shin Hye).

Meanwhile, 'The Heirs' is a teen drama about the romance and friendship of wealthy high school students and a realistically poor girl.

B2ST’s Junhyung participates in JYJ Jaejoong’s first solo album

Posted: 18 Oct 2013 07:00 AM PDT


Talented B2ST member Yong Junhyung and Ha Dong Kyun were revealed to have participated in Jaejoong's upcoming firt full-length album 'WWW: Who, When, Why'.

On October 18th, C-JeS Entertainment stated, "For his 1st full-length album 'WWW: Who, When, Why', Jaejoong collaborated with Ha Dong Kyun and B2ST's Junhyung."

"Junhyung did a rap featuring in Jaejoong's newest song 'Don't Walk Away'. Junhyung's individual rap and the exciting dance beat mixed with Jaejooong's refreshing voice to create a trendy rock."

The agency added, "Ha Dong Kyun sung duet with Jaejoong in pop punk song 'Luvholic', the fast-beat tune featuring the two vocalists' cool voices. Jaejoong's fierce and fascinating voice created the best synergy effect with Ha Dong Kyun's low-tone and powerful vocal."

Check out the full album tracklist:

1. 빛 (Light)
2. Don't Walk Away – ft. B2ST Yong Junhyung
3. Just Another Girl
4. Butterfly
5. Rotten Love
6. Sunny Day – ft. NOEL Lee Sang Gon
7. Let The Rhythm Flow
8. 그랬지 (So It Was)
9. Now Is Good
10. 9+1#
11. Luvholic – ft. Ha Dong Kyun
12. Modern Beat
13. Paradise

Big Bang’s T.O.P earns praises as rising action star

Posted: 18 Oct 2013 06:35 AM PDT


Big Bang's T.O.P has been highly praised by director Park Hong Soo of the upcoming action film 'The Alumni' for his great acting skills.

During the showcase event of 'The Alumni' at the Konkuk University on October 16th, Park Hong Soo said, "There was a ridiculous number of scenes that required actions, but T.O.P did it perfectly. At the filming site, many said that he is a true action star, and how amazing he is."

He added, "There were a number of difficult scenes, but T.O.P breezed through them. He did hurt his hand once, but since he thought it would make the staff worried, he personally went to them and told them he's okay. That kind of thoughtfulness helped us complete the filming in success."

T.O.P played the young North Korean boy Myung Hoon who has to go undercover in South Korea in order to save his sister (Kim Yoo Jung) from being killed. The film will premiere in Korea on November 6.


Credit: YG Entertainment

Billboard highly praises SHINee’s choreography for “Everybody”

Posted: 18 Oct 2013 06:00 AM PDT


America's Billboard highly praised SHINee's powerful and complex choreography for their latest title song, "Everybody".

Billboard released an article titled, "SHINee's Everybody showcases some of 2013's Top Choreography : Watch". Billboard showed great interest at SHINee's comeback, describing their music video scenes and praised the group's unique performances.

The article read, "The boys are in a constant state of twirling, jumping and lifting each other in the accompanying music video. In the first 45 seconds, watch SHINee go from laying on the ground to breaking out intense, full-blown dance moves."

It emphasized that the highlight of the performance is when the boys bunch around member Taemin to simulate driving a human airplane, "The move is reminiscent when TVXQ linked arms with their backup dancers to create the illusion of giant, bulging arms during in the K-pop duo's 'Catch Me' performances."

Read the full article here.

IU reveals Ha Dong Gyun and SPICA’s Boa gave her a hard time

Posted: 18 Oct 2013 05:40 AM PDT


IU recently revealed the celebrities who gave her the hardest time.

On October 16th, the singer appeared as guest on MBC radio FM4U 'Park Kyung Lim's 2 O'clock Date', and pinpointed two celebrities who made her life difficult.

IU picked singer Ha Dong Gyun and explained, "He watched over me for a long time, and he played a lot of pranks. He told me that I'm not a good singer and that my voice is weird." However, beneath his playful character, IU told that Ha Dong Gyun always comforts him when she's in trouble.

IU also mentioned SPICA's Boa as another singer who made her life more difficult. She said, "Boa and I shared the same training period and she sang so well. I don't know what to do."

SHINee’s Jonghyun says he hates ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 18 Oct 2013 05:16 AM PDT


SHINee's Jonghyun jokingly expressed his frustration at the production crew of Mnet's 'M! Countdown'.

On October 17, Jonghyun made a brief hosting on 'M! Countdown' and he tweeted, "M! Countdown! There's a brief live talk segment! Hahahaha! But the MCs are Kim Woo Bin and the other person is Jung Joon Young hyung… ha… 'M! Countdown' must really dislike me."

He then posted profiles of Kim Woo Bin and Jung Joong Young saying, "See the cm...?" and "Cm...?", stressing out the big difference between their height.

Jonghyun showed his disappointment, joking, "Looking forward to a three shot! Ke I'm gonna hate M! Countdown ~~^^". "I'm thinking about asking them to put a chair up there and never getting up from it. Go for an arrogant concept", he added.


FIESTAR gives a sneak peek at comeback MV set

Posted: 18 Oct 2013 04:50 AM PDT


Girl group FIESTAR is gearing up for its long-awaited comeback.

On October 18, their agency Collabodadi released teaser photos on its official Twitter and wrote, "Fi for FIESTAR and Ho for Shinsadong Tiger (Horangi = Tiger)!! We are a HoFi family! Please wait for Fiestar's comeback."

In the photos, the FIESTAR members and Shinsadong Tiger are seen sitting on a couch and holding a blanket together. Shinsadong Tiger is currently the head of Collabodadi, a label under Loen Entertainment, and houses Zia and FIESTAR.

In another photos, the group gave a sneak peek at their comeback music video. They are hinting at a winter and holiday-like concept, with the members looking both cute and sexy in white and red outfits.





As One’s Crystal announces her pregnancy

Posted: 18 Oct 2013 04:28 AM PDT


Female duo As One's Crystal revealed that she is pregnant.

On October 17th, her husband Mr. Cho announced that Crystal is currently 19 weeks into her pregnancy.

The singer got married to Mr. Cho, who is also the former manager of As One, in September last year after 10 years of dating.

Despite being pregnant, Crystal decided to resume her singing activities with As One and performed their new single "What Are We?" on 'M! Countdown' on October 17th.

Kahi releases dance practice video for “It’s Me”

Posted: 18 Oct 2013 04:09 AM PDT


Kahi who recently made her return to the music scene, has unveiled a dance practice video for her latest title song "It's Me".

Known as the 'dancing diva', Kahi showcases her sexy and graceful moves, performing as if it was an actual performance.

"It's Me" is the title song to Kahi's new mini album 'Who Are You?'. The song is a tango-influenced electropop single which features Dumbfoundead.

Check out the video below:

[131018] IU wins on Music Bank’s ‘K-Chart’ + Other Performances

Posted: 18 Oct 2013 03:44 AM PDT


KBS "Music Bank" is back this week full of amazing performances!

The October 18th episode of the show features the anticipated comeback performances of soloists K.Will and Jung In as well as rookie girl group BESTie.

Other performers tonight included SHINee, IU, T-ara, Seo In Young, Lim Chang Jung, Nine Muses, Rhythm Power, Boys Republic, Jaurim, AOA, BTS, Jung Joon Young, Block B and Youme.

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

Congratulations Busker IU!



Tonight's Performances:

Youme


Block B


Jung Joon Young


BTS


AOA


Jaurim


Boys Republic


Rhythm Power


Nine Muses


Lim Chang Jung


Seo In Young


T-ara


IU


SHINee



Watch tonight's comeback performances:

K.Will - "You Don't Know Love"
BESTie - "Love Options"
Jung In - "Autumn Man"

K.Will is back with “You Don’t Know Love” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 18 Oct 2013 03:31 AM PDT


Talented soloist K.Will is returning to the music scene. On October 18th, he released his fourth mini album 'Will in Fall' and he will now embark on his promotion for title song, "You Don't Know Love".

"You Don't Know Love," composed by hit K-pop songwriter Double Sidekick, is an acoustic R&B song with a jazzy piano sound and retro R&B rhythm in a perfect harmony with K.Will's delicate and groovy vocal.

Watch his performance below:

Jung In searches for her “Autumn Man” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 18 Oct 2013 03:14 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 'Music Bank'.

"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 ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 18 Oct 2013 03:10 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:

Gaon Chart releases rankings for October 6 – October 12

Posted: 18 Oct 2013 12:00 AM PDT


Gaon Chart is the national record chart of South Korea. It is complied by the Korea Music Content Industry Association with an aim to create a national chart for Korea similar to the Billboard charts and Oricon charts.


[Rankings for Week October 6, 2013 – October 12, 2013]


Weekly Singles Chart

1. IU : "The Red Shoes"

2. IU (Feat. Ga In of Brown Eyed Girls) : "Everybody Has Secrets"

3. IU (Feat. Choi Baek Ho) : "Walk With Me, Girl"

4. IU : "Between The Lips (50cm)"

5. Jung Joon Young : "Ten Minutes Before Breaking Up"

6. IU (Feat. Jonghyun of SHINee) : "Gloomy Clock "

7. IU : "Modern Times"

8. IU : "Bad Day"

9. Busker Busker : "Love At First"

10. Seo In Young (Feat. Gaeko of Dynamic Duo) : "Love Me"


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Weekly Album Chart

1. IU : "Modern Times" [3rd Album]

2. EXO : "XOXO (Kiss Version)" [Repackaged Album]

3. EXO : "XOXO (Hug Version)" [Repackaged Album]

4. VIXX & OKDAL : "Y.BIRD With VIXX & OKDAL"

5. Jung Joon Young : "Jung Joon Young 1st Mini Album"

6. EXO-K : "MAMA" [1st Mini Album]

7. EXO-M : "MAMA" [1st Mini Album]

8. Various Artists : "The Sun of the Lord" [Soundtrack]

9. Boys Republic : "Identity" [1st Mini Album]

10. BTOB : "Thriller" [3rd Mini Album]


< Last week's rankings

Girl’s Day to donate proceeds from campaign song

Posted: 17 Oct 2013 11:30 PM PDT


Girl's Day will be donating all the proceeds earned from their latest campaign song "Let's Go".

According to the group's agency, Girl's Day collaborated with Samsung's university talk concert program 'Passion Talk' by releasing a song titled Let's Go" to help motivate and push the youth of Korea. The entertainment company stated that all proceeds from this song will be donated to charity.

"Let's Go" is an upbeat track with lyrics about encouraging the youth to not lose hope and to pursue everything with confidence. The lighthearted rhythm and fun melody is partly written by leader Sojin.

Kim Tae Hee makes an apology to Lee Min Jung

Posted: 17 Oct 2013 11:00 PM PDT


Kim Tae Hee apologized to fellow actress Lee Min Jung.

On October 16th, the actress appeared on SBS 'Night of TV Entertainment' for an interview and talked about reports of taking the spotlight during Lee Byung Hun and Lee Min Jung's wedding ceremony.

At the wedding ceremony, Kim Tae Hee drew public's attention by looking as beautiful as Lee Min Jung while the bride has to be the most beautiful person at a wedding ceremony.

She said, "Lee Min Jung was the most beautiful out of all the brides I've seen so far", and apologized saying, "It's all my fault."

JYJ’s Jaejoong to pre-release another new song “Butterfly”

Posted: 17 Oct 2013 10:30 PM PDT


JYJ's Jaejoong will pre-release another tune from his upcoming first studio album.

C-JeS Entertainment said, "Jaejoong had achieved great results on local and overseas music charts after the release of his fall ballad 'A Sunny Day'. As his first album will have a rock concept, we have decided to pre-release a song 'Butterfly' on October 23."

"Butterfly" is a song with powerful rock spirit and strong tempo in simple melody line. Jaejoong personally participated in the writing of the lyrics, and his tender and delicate sentiment is well-delivered through the song.

Teen Top to release repackaged album ‘Teen Top Class Addition’

Posted: 17 Oct 2013 10:00 PM PDT


After their successful "Rocking" promotions, Teen Top is returning to fans with a repackaged version of their mini-album 'Teen Top Class.'

According to T.O.P Media, Teen Top will release repackaged album 'Teen Top Class Addition' in order to repay the great amount of love the group received for their previous mini-album.

The upcoming album will include new title track "Love Fool", a sentimental song well-matched to autumn season, and completely different from energetic concept of "Rocking". The song sings about the regret one feels after parting ways with their loved one, and will bring out Teen Top's unique emotionality.

The song will also feature Teen Top members Changjo and Ricky's differentiated ad-lib, C.A.P and L.Joe's characteristic rapping and the gentle voices of Niel and Chunji.

'Teen Top Class Addition' will be released on October 23rd.

T-ara’s Jiyeon gets treatment for her knee injury

Posted: 17 Oct 2013 09:32 PM PDT


It has been revealed that T-ara's Jiyeon made a trip to the hospital to get her knees treated after filming for 'M! Countdown'.

According to Core Contents Media, "Jiyeon injured her knee during dance practice and went to the hospital after filming for 'M!Countdown'. As a result, the members decided to sit down for their pre-recorded performance."

At the hospital, Jiyeon was diagnosed with knee synovitis, an inflammation in the area around the joints. She received treatment and later returned to the studio for T-ara's live broadcast.

K.Will releases 4th mini album ‘Will in Fall’

Posted: 17 Oct 2013 09:05 PM PDT


Joining the list of an all-packed October comebacks, K.Will has just returned with his fourth mini-album 'Will in Fall'.

Released on October 18th, 'Will in Fall' contains a total of six tracks including the title song "You Don't Know Love" as well as "Bubble" which features special narration from labelmate and SISTAR member, Bora.

Well-known producers such as Kim Doo Hoon, Duble Sidekick, and The Name participated in making his mini album.

Listen to the tracks below.






SPICA’s Kim Bohyung makes her solo debut with “Crazy Girl”

Posted: 17 Oct 2013 08:44 PM PDT


SPICA's youngest member Kim Bohyung is making a solo debut.

On October 18th, Bohyung released her solo debut single titled, "Crazy Girl", a sad ballad which showcases her breathy and husky voice. The music video for the song stars fellow SPICA member Park Na Rae.

Check out the MV below:

[Video] A Pink releases ‘Apink Diary in Japan Part 2’

Posted: 17 Oct 2013 08:19 PM PDT


On October 18th, A Pink released the second part of 'Apink Diary in Japan' which features behind-the-scene footage from their recent visit in Japan for the 'Girls Award 2013' held on September 28-29.

A Pink turned into models and walked the runway for Japanese brand '3rd by VANQUISH' where they modeled the brand's latest trends for the Autumn/Winter fashion.

Watch the video below. You can check out the Part 1 here.

K.Will releases “You Don’t Know Love” MV teaser ft. EXO’s Chanyeol and Lee Ho Jung

Posted: 17 Oct 2013 07:55 PM PDT


Gearing up for a comeback, K.Will released a music video teaser for title song "You Don't Know Love".

"You Don't Know Love" is the title track to K.Will's fourth mini album which will be released later today, October 18th. The music video for the song is also gaining much attention as it stars EXO's Chanyeol and model Lee Ho Jung who showcase their great acting skills of expressing the feelings of love and farewells.

Check out the teaser below:

2AM’s Seulong updates fans on Jinwoon’s condition

Posted: 17 Oct 2013 07:33 PM PDT


2AM's Seulong recently went to the hospital to visit fellow member Jinwoon, who is currently recovering from his knee injury.

On October 17, Seulong shared a funny photo and wrote, Abandoned man concept. It's a concept… Please don't worry because Jinwoon has gotten much better :) We're currently eating patbingsoo together."

In the photo, it appears that Seulong is the recovering patient while Jinwoon is the visitor. Seulong is lying comfortably in a hospital bed, and Jinwoon is watching over him in a wheelchair.

Jinwoon is currently recovering after undergoing surgery on his fractured ankle which he sustained in a major car accident.