Wednesday, November 6, 2013

"Pledis Entertainment signs joint venture with China’s YUEHUA Entertainment " plus 22 more

"Pledis Entertainment signs joint venture with China’s YUEHUA Entertainment " plus 22 more

Pledis Entertainment signs joint venture with China’s YUEHUA Entertainment

Posted: 06 Nov 2013 06:35 AM PST

Pledis Entertainment recently signed a joint venture with China's YUEHUA Entertainment as the company makes their expansion into the Chinese market.

On November 11, Pledis and YUEHUA Entertainment will have a strategic press conference for their full-scale joint venture labeled as 'YUEHUA Entertainment X Pledis', at the Beijing Banquet Hall. Son Dam Bi, After School and NU'EST will attend the event in support of Pledis as well as artists from YUEHUA Entertainment.

YUEHUA Entertainment is one of China's premiere talent agencies that houses to various artists including former Super Junior member Hangeng, Singaporean singer A Do and more.

Executive director of Pledis, Jung Hae Chang, stated, "It marks the first time for a K-pop agency to officially cooperate with Chinese music company. We have bigger expectations stemming from this collaboration since the country's music market has such a big potential."

IU and Han Chae Young showcase different beauty in ‘Pretty Boy’

Posted: 06 Nov 2013 06:00 AM PST

IU and Han Chae Young are competing for beauty in the latest concept photos for upcoming KBS 2TV Wed-Thu drama 'Pretty Boy'.

On November 5, the production team of 'Pretty Boy' released still cuts of Kim Bo Tong (IU) and Hong Yoo Ra (Han Chae Young), displaying different beauty.

IU looks cute and bright as the bold and honest BBQ restaurant daughter, Kim Bo Tong. Like her name which means 'normal', IU is an ordinary girl but has a lovable charm.

On the other hand, Han Chae Young showcased a more mature beauty as Hong Yoo Ra. She has a heartless expression and cold attitude which helps Dokgo Ma Te (played by Jang Geun Suk) turn into a strong person.

'Pretty Man' will air on November 20.

Girls’ Generation makes international headlines

Posted: 06 Nov 2013 05:30 AM PST

Girls' Generation is receiving great interests from foreign media after becoming the only Asian singers to have won an award at 'YouTube Music Awards'.

The popular girl group won the 'Video of the Year' award for "I Got a Boy" at the inaugural 'YouTube Music Awards' held in New York on November 3. Major media outlets including CNN, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, ABC News and New York Times reported on their success after they prevailed over global music stars.

CNN posted an article, "K-pop group Girls' Generation beats Miley, Lady Gaga to first place in YouTube awards." They also reported, "The pop group is a national phenomenon in Korea. It's not the group's first foray into the United States, as the ladies appeared on the 'Late Show with David Letterman' and also 'Live! With Kelly' last year."

A representative stated, "The award means Korean artists won against world-famous celebrities and proved that Korean music and singers are able to lead the world in music. For that the foreign media showed their keen interest in the prize winning of the group."

Psy to parody Sunmi’s “24 Hours” on his concert?

Posted: 06 Nov 2013 05:00 AM PST

Fans might be able to see another hilarious parodies of female stars on Psy's upcoming concert.

On November 6th, Psy tweeted, "Ha~ I guess it's time for me to prepare a parody of a female artist… #24hoursnotenough."

Psy has hilariously created several parodies of female singers at all of his concerts, including Beyonce, Lady GaGa, Girls' Generation and SISTAR. Fans are speculating that Psy will perform Sunmi's "24 Hours" next at his upcoming concert.

Meanwhile, Psy will hold a special four-day solo concert series from December 20 to 22 and on Christmas Eve at Seoul Olympic Park's Gymnastics Stadium.

What did miss A promise to do if “Hush” wins #1?

Posted: 06 Nov 2013 04:30 AM PST

miss A recently made an exciting pledge with their fans.

On November 5th, miss A had an interview with local media outlets in promotion of their latest album 'Hush'. When asked what would they do if they win #1 in a music show, the members answered, "We promise to perform 'Hush' in a bus or subway, or in the playground."

The choreography for "Hush" includes pole dance, and miss A members said that they will perform using poles in these areas.

miss A's title track "Hush" was composed by E-Tribe, the famous composer behind Girls' Generation's "Gee" and Lee Hyori's "U Go Girl".

SM artists to release ‘2014 Season’s Greetings’

Posted: 06 Nov 2013 04:02 AM PST

SM Entertainment will be releasing special greeting products featuring its artists.

The agency announced that they will be releasing '2014 Season's Greetings' packages which will include calendar, scheduler, and behind-the-scenes DVD set for 2014. The calendar consists of 28 pages, while the scheduler will contain 180 pages with various photos of TVXQ, Super Junior, Girls' Generation, SHINee, f(x), EXO, INFINITE and more.

The '2014 Season's Greetings' goods from SM Entertainment artists will be available in December while the pre-order has been going on various websites such as Apple Music and YesAsia.

Suzy explains about dating rumor with Sung Joon

Posted: 06 Nov 2013 03:30 AM PST

miss A's Suzy talked about her dating rumor with 'Gu Family Book' co-star Sung Joon for the first time on a recent interview with a local media outlet on November 5.

In her interview, the singer-actress shared, "The day the pictures came out was the day right before my birthday. I thought this is an unforgettable 20th birthday gift. It's the first time I've ever had a scandal."

Suzy firmly refused the dating rumor stating, "I'm good friends with Sung Joon, and we occasionally meet up. I know he had his arm around me, but I have no explanation for it."

When asked about what kind of relationship she would like to have, Suzy answered, "I don't dream of sweet romance. My personality does not fit such a style, and I've never had any fantasies. I just hope I could find someone that I can talk to."

Meanwhile, miss A just made their comeback with second album 'Hush'.

LEDApple’s Hanbyul covers of Imagine Dragons’ “Demon”

Posted: 06 Nov 2013 03:03 AM PST

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 November 6, LEDApple's Hanbyul released a cover of Imagine Dragons' hit song "Demon" on the group's official Youtube channel. Hanbyul unleashed the inner rockstar and impressed the fans with another great performance.

In related news, LEDApple will be starting a new round of promotion for new digital single 'With The Wind'.

Check out the video below:

Girls’ Generation’s Seohyun attempts to scare Taeyeon

Posted: 06 Nov 2013 02:36 AM PST

Girls' Generation's Taeyeon and Seohyun get playful once again for another post-Halloween photo.

On November 6th, Taeyeon uploaded new photo on her Instagram with captions, "I think there's something behind me… ………yeah right. not scary at all Seo Juhyun."

The attached photo was enhanced to give a Halloween vibe. In the photo, Seohyun is adorably pretending as a spooky ghost, lurking behind the seemingly frightened Taeyeon.

Girl’s Day’s Yura and Hyeri celebrate their 3rd anniversary

Posted: 06 Nov 2013 02:13 AM PST

Girl's Day's Yura and Hyeri celebrated their third debut anniversary with lovely photo.

On November 5th, Yura posted the above photo on Twitter and wrote, "Today is Hyeri and Yura's 3rd anniversary. Thank you for your celebrations. Let's live for thousands of years! You don't want it right? I got it."

The photo shows Yura and Hyeri posing for the camera together. In particular, their lovely looks and flawless skin caught the netizens' attention.

Crayon Pop kicks off overseas promotions in Australia

Posted: 05 Nov 2013 11:00 PM PST

Girl group Crayon Pop recently headed to Australia for overseas promotions, they have been invited as a special guest on Australian program 'Pop Asia.'

'Pop Asia' introduced Crayon Pop to local fans with girls answering questions and performing their catchy hit "Bar Bar Bar" with a local dance team, Justice Crew. The show was not only aired all around Australia, but also throughout the world on YouTube.

After the show, which marked their first overseas TV appearance, Crayon Pop will participate in interviews with several media. They also had guerilla show in front of Opera House in Sydney.

Watch the fancam of their performance below:

SM artists to hold week-long concert ‘SMTOWN Week’

Posted: 05 Nov 2013 10:30 PM PST

SM Entertainment's artists will be celebrating the holidays with the fans through a week-long concert and festival.

According to the agency, SM artists will be holding a week-long event titled 'SMTOWN Week' which will be held at the Kintex Center in Seoul this December. The festival will feature concerts from TVXQ, Super Junior, Girls' Generation, SHINee, f(x) and EXO, expected to attract a total of 100,000 fans.

SM Entertainment also updated its official websites with concert schedules, ticket reservation, and other details. More informations can be found here.

12.21 6PM : SHINee
12.22 8PM : Girls' Generation
12.24 8PM : f(x) + EXO
12.25 6PM : f(x) + EXO
12.26 8PM : TVXQ
12.27 8PM : TVXQ
12.28 6PM : Super Junior
12.29 3PM : Super Junior

TASTY to serve as opening act for Girls’ Generation’s Hong Kong concert

Posted: 05 Nov 2013 10:00 PM PST

Duo group TASTY is set to take the stage as the opening act for Girls' Generation's upcoming concert in Hong Kong.

Girls' Generation will be bringing their '2013 Girls' Generation's World Tour – Girls & Peace' world tour to Hong Kong at the AsiaWorld-Expo on November 9th. TASTY is confirmed to be the opening act for concert and will perform two of their hit songs, "MAMAMA" and "Do You Know Me".

It is also reported that TASTY's visit to Hong Kong is not only for Girls' Generation's concert, but also for the filming of a music video for the duo's comeback track.

Super Junior to release 8th anniversary photobook

Posted: 05 Nov 2013 09:30 PM PST

In celebration of their 8th anniversary, Super Junior will be releasing a special photobook.

On November 6th, SM Entertainment announced that Super Junior will release the photobook titled 'Super Junior Memory in Hawaii' as they celebrate their 8th anniversary since debut. The photobook will be available in two different versions; the "Aloha" and "Mahalo" version.

'Super Junior Memory in Hawaii' contains beautiful photos of the members during their trip in Hawaii back in July, as well as their warm messages to the lovely fans, DVD of the shoot, poster and other items.

Preorder for the photobook will start on November 6th. The "Aloha" version will be released on November 20th and "Mahalo" version on December 6th.

Wassup releases MV teaser for “Nom Nom Nom”

Posted: 05 Nov 2013 09:01 PM PST

Rookie girl group Wassup, who has already been gaining attention as 'twerking idols', will be making a comeback this November with a new single.

On November 6th, Wassup released a music video teaser for upcoming single "Nom Nom Nom", giving fans a first look at their new concept. It is said that the choreography theme will be the 'jump rope dance' for a more showy performance.

Check out the teaser below:

BEG sub-unit ‘M&N’ reveals daring teaser image of Narsha

Posted: 05 Nov 2013 08:34 PM PST

Brown Eyed Girls will be launching their very first sub-unit called 'M&N', consisting of members Miryo and Narsha. Following the first teaser released earlier, Nega Network followed it up with an individual teaser image of Narsha.

In the photo, Narsha flaunted her body line, wearing white tights that maximized her best features. She is also holding lollipop in a daring style, exhibiting sexy atmosphere.

M&N will debut with a digital single on November 11th. Fellow member Jea, who composed the group's 5th album title track "Kill Bill", composed their new song. Miryo and Narsha also participated in songwriting and producing.

Rainbow’s Jisook sings for ‘Secret Love’ OST

Posted: 05 Nov 2013 07:59 PM PST

Rainbow's Jisook has lent her voice for the official soundtrack of KBS 2TV Wed-Thu drama 'Secret Love'.

On November 6th, Jisook released her latest single also titled "Secret Love" featuring rapper Outsider. The song sings about the feelings of Ji Sung's bad boy character Minhyuk towards Yoojung (Hwang Jung Eum).

Meanwhile, 'Secret Love' is currently enjoying its winning streak atop Wednesday and Thursday ratings charts for several weeks.

Check out the track below:

San E asks “Where Did You Sleep” in new MV

Posted: 05 Nov 2013 07:39 PM PST

Rapper San E will be releasing a new mini album later this month, and he just released the full music video for pre-release track "Where Did You Sleep".

"Where Did You Sleep" will be included in San E's upcoming mini album 'NOT Based on True Story' which will be released at the end of November. The song also features talented hip hop artists Verbal Jint and Swings.

Check out the MV below!

ZE:A releases Japanese version of “Step by Step” MV

Posted: 05 Nov 2013 07:23 PM PST

Idol group ZE:A is gearing up for a comeback in Japan, and they just unveiled the music video for Japanese version of "Step by Step".

"Step by Step" will be included in the upcoming Japanese version of ZE:A's latest Korean mini album 'Illusion', which will be released in the country on November 27th. The album also includes the Japanese version of "U're My Sweety".

Check out the MV below:

Huh Gak releases MV teaser for “Reminisce”

Posted: 05 Nov 2013 07:11 PM PST

Following his wedding last month, singer Huh Gak will be returning to the music scene with a new mini album. Signaling his comeback, he just released a music video teaser for title track "Reminisce".

According to A Cube Entertainment, Huh Gak's new album will be a digital mini album comprised of a total of six tracks. The songs are known to be made in all different genres, and are expected to be another great hits.

Watch the teaser below:

miss A makes a sexy return with “Hush” MV

Posted: 05 Nov 2013 07:02 PM PST

After much teasing, miss A finally unveiled its much awaited second studio album 'Hush' along the full music video for the title song of the same name.

Released on November 6th, the title track "Hush" was composed by E-Tribe, the famous composer behind Girls' Generation's "Gee" and Lee Hyori's "U Go Girl". This is the first time that miss A's title song was not written by Park Jin Young since its debut in 2010.

Meanwhile, miss A will have its first comeback stage through cable channel Mnet 'M Countdown' on November 7th.

FT Island drops teaser image for comeback mini album ‘The Mood’

Posted: 05 Nov 2013 06:28 PM PST

FT Island will be coming back to fans with a new mini album later this month.

The group's official Facebook page posted, "The new jacket of FTISLAND's 5TH MINI ALBUM [THE MOOD] is revealed through the teaser site of FNC website. Please visit and check it out!"

FNC Entertainment's website is updated with the jacket photo for FT Island's upcoming 5th mini album 'The Mood'. According to the website, more teasers will be released on November 8, 11, 12, 15 and the 18th.

Visit the website here.

T-ara releases MV for Japanese version of “Number 9”

Posted: 05 Nov 2013 06:07 PM PST

Ahead of its official release, T-ara unveiled the music video for the Japanese version of "Number 9".

The group will release a new single 'Number 9' in Japan on November 20th. The single contains the Japanese version of "Number 9" as well as the B-side track "Memory ~ The Guidance You Gave Me" which serves as the OST for Hyomin's movie 'Jinx'.

Check out the MV below.