Saturday, August 2, 2014

"Winner to debut and hold concert tour in Japan this September" plus 21 more

"Winner to debut and hold concert tour in Japan this September" plus 21 more

Winner to debut and hold concert tour in Japan this September

Posted: 02 Aug 2014 06:47 AM PDT

Winner is gearing for both their Korea and Japan debuts.

YG Entertainment announced on that Winner will debut with 1st Japanese album "'2014 S/S-Japan Colletion'" on September 10th. Before that the group will hold a 'High Touch & Talk' event in Namba Hatch on August 27th and Shinagawa Stella Bar on 28th, then will proceed with more activities through 'WINNER 1st JAPAN TOUR 2014'.

After the release of their Japanese album, on September 11th Winner will perform in Tokyo, 23th in Sapporo, Fukuoka on 28th, Nagoya on 30th and October 1st, Namba on October 3th and 4th and will return to Tokyo on October 10th and 11th.

Meanwhile, Winner will drop their Korean debut album online and offline on August 12th and 14th. They will be holding a launching show 'Grand Launch' on August 6th at Conrad Seoul

Nana becomes a fixed member for Chinese show 'Fashion Goddess'

Posted: 02 Aug 2014 05:35 AM PDT

After School's Nana to appear on Chinese reality program 'Fashion Goddess'.

'Fashion Goddess' will have a total of 6 teams as they will team up with other designers to complete missions for each episodes. As Nana will be the first Korean star to appear regularly on the show so she is expected to draw in much attention with her Hallyu star status.

The first recording took place in Shanghai last week with Hangeng and Chinese model Liu Chi Ling as special guests. More guest stars will be confirmed to make their appearances on the show in the future. It was said that Nana received much praise from the judges during the recording for the first episode.

The broadcast date will be announced in the near future.

HA:TFELT's interview on 1theK '#hashtag'

Posted: 02 Aug 2014 04:00 AM PDT

HA:TFELT (formerly known as Wonder Girls' Yenny) made a comeback with her solo debut album 'Me?' with ''Ain't Nobody' as its title track.

For her comeback, she was interviewed on 1theK's program '#hashtag.'

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Legend makes a cover of Yoonhan's 'Someone'

Posted: 02 Aug 2014 03:30 AM PDT

Legend uploaded their version of Yoonhan's 'Someone.'
On their cover, they faced each other while singing the song. 

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Ra.D reveals special clip video of his song 'For Me'

Posted: 02 Aug 2014 03:00 AM PDT

Ra.D revealed a video of his another song from his third full-length album 'Soundz.'

Ra.D uploaded a live performance video of 'For Me.' The song features rapper Inbal. It is a clean, unique synth and bass sounds on top of heavy beats. The song is asking for 'some space to breathe' because that someone's charm is 'almost suffocating.'

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‘Superstar K2′s Park Boram surprises with her awesome transformation

Posted: 02 Aug 2014 02:30 AM PDT

'Superstar K2' finalist Park Boram is set to debut this month.

But before her release, she made all surprised with the great transformation she revealed on her Instagram account.

On July 29th, she uploaded a series of photos revealing only parts of her body. On July 31st, she unleashed three photos showing her new physical appearance. She captioned the photos with, "#gotprettier."

Park Boram will be debuting on August 7th.

Look at her during her stint on 'Superstar K2' and her latest version of herself now:



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SOURCE: Park Boram IG

Red Velvet debut with 'Happiness' on Music Core

Posted: 02 Aug 2014 02:00 AM PDT

Red Velvet made their debut with Happiness on Music Core, enjoy their performance below:

BTS video of Nichkhun for '2014 F/W YONEX KOREA CATALOG'

Posted: 02 Aug 2014 02:00 AM PDT

YONEX KOREA uploaded the video of the behind-the-scene cuts of 2PM's Nichkhun while doing the photo shoot for the 2014 F/W YONEX KOREA CATALOG.

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Duo Lip Service introduces a new member

Posted: 02 Aug 2014 01:30 AM PDT

On the official Facebook page of then hip hop duo Lip Service, they uploaded a photo of their latest member addition.

Anna was introduced on July 31st as the third member and she will be joining Bipa and Cora. The photo below was uploaded along with this caption, "Here is the third member of Lipservice, Anna! Please look forward to what these three girls bring on Kpop in the near future! D-20"

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SOURCE: Lip Service Facebook

2PM's Nichkhun is the new face of ‘YONEX KOREA’

Posted: 02 Aug 2014 01:00 AM PDT

2PM's Nichkhun is known for being a badminton player and coach for his high school team, and now a badminton brand 'YONEX KOREA' made him their latest endorser. 

On the interview after the photo shoot, he revealed that 2PM is preparing for a fall return. He said, "We will be preparing for a new album release in Korea this year. Thank you for always supporting us." 

See his photos below:

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Red Velvet Profile

Posted: 02 Aug 2014 12:30 AM PDT

Group name: Red Velvet (레드벨벳)
Label: SM entertainment
Debut date: August 01, 2014 on Music Bank
Debut song: Happiness


Stage name: Irene (아이린)
Real name: Bae Juhyeon 
Birth date: March 29, 1991
Birth Place: Daegu, South Korea
Blood type: A
Specialities: Acting, Rap
Role Model: BoA

- In 2013, she appeared in Henry's 1-4-3 Music Video
- In 2014, she was featured in 'The Celebrity' Magazine and 'OhBoy!' Magazine February issue with fellow SM ROOKIES' Taeyong, Seulgi and Johnny.
- She is said to be nicknamed 'The 2nd Tiffany'

Stage name: Seulgi (슬기)
Real name: Kang Seulgi (강슬기)
Birth date: February 10, 1994
Birth Place: Seoul, South Korea
Blood Type: A
Sibling: Older Brother
Specialties: Guitar, Japanese

- She trained together with f(x)'s Krystal and Sulli who are the same age as her.
- She began her training in 2007 under SM Entertainment.
- She was chosen as a trainee by Public Audition. 
- She is said to be nicknamed 'The 2nd Taeyeon' as she possesses great vocal ability. 
- She was also featured in ABC News "K pop Boot Camp" with two other trainees. 
- She was featured in Henry's song, Butterfly and Fantastic MV

Stage name: Wendy (웬디)
English name: Wendy Son 
Korean name: Son Seungwan
Birth date: February 21, 1994
Bith Place: Richmond Hill, Ontorio, Canada
Education: Richmond Hill High School
Blood type: O
Specialty: Guitar

- She was a member of the Richmond Hill HS Show Choir in which she participated in as a Soprano.
- She audition for Cube in February 27, 2011 in Vancouver British Columbia, Canada and was a finalist (No. 8)
- She acted in few musicals during her time as a student such as 'A Good Witch of the South' and 'Holly Polly' at her former boarding school.

Stage name: Joy (조이)
Real name: Park Soo Young
Birthday: September 3, 1996

Their debut track:

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Top 10 KPop groups to go for a picnic with!

Posted: 01 Aug 2014 11:53 PM PDT

It's summer and it's definitely a great idea to go picnic with family and friends, wouldn't it be awesome if your favorite KPop stars are joining the trip?

Here's a list of KPop groups suggested by our readers on DKP's official Facebook fanpage, do you wanna go picnic with these awesome KPop stars?

2. APink

3. B.A.P

4. Big Bang

5. Girl's Day

6. f(x)

7. EXO

8. SHINee

9. B1A4

10. Girls' Generation

Which groups should be on the list too??

Ivy to sing an OST for KBS's "The Joseon Gunman"

Posted: 01 Aug 2014 11:30 PM PDT

It has been reported that Ivy will be singing a new OST for KBS drama 'The Joseun Gunman'.

The song named "Do you know my heart" will be officially released through various online music websites on August 5th. It was written by Megatone with a piano sound, which really fíts IVY's smooth vocal.

A representative of the filming crew said, "It was a great honor to work with IVY. We believe that IVY's voice will make the drama even better."


Happy birthday to After School's Jung Ah

Posted: 01 Aug 2014 11:00 PM PDT

Birth Name: Kim Jung Ah
Stage Name: Jungah
Birthday: August 2, 1983
Position: Main Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Leader
Height: 167 cm
Weight: 49 kg
Blood Type: O
Star Sign: Leo
Education: Kyungmin College
Twitter: @as_jungah

- Used to be a member of "Kiss Five" in 2005.
- Participated in Son Dambi's "Bad Boy" performances as a dancer as part of her training in 2008.
- Participated in "You're Cute", an original soundtrack for the MBC drama "Pasta".
- She is in After School's sub unit After School Red

Fly to the Sky's Brian cries on 'A Star Lives in Our Home'

Posted: 01 Aug 2014 09:00 PM PDT

On the recent episode of MBC every1's 'A Star Lives in Our Home,' Fly to the Sky's Brian showed his soft spot.

Brian lived with a family. The father was celebrating his birthday so Brian cooked for him. He prepared nacho and guacamole appetizer and chicken breast as the main dish. The children gave a message to their father, and Brian expressed that he also wants to give a birthday message. As he gave his speech, Brian started to cry.

Brain explained the reason behind his tears. He revealed bravely that he felt guilty because he was able to cook for somebody else's father, but he never had the chance for his own father.

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SOURCE: Ilgan Sports

Brave Brothers and DM collaborate to debut a new boy group

Posted: 01 Aug 2014 08:30 PM PDT

According to reports, Brave Brothers and artist-composer DM are recruiting new trainees for a new boy group they are going to debut early next year.

Brave Brothers and DM are now in search for boys with superb talent in singing, dancing and rapping who will be representing the new boy group they're going to reveal in 2015.

BIGSTAR, Electroboyz, Brave Girls and Park Soojin are the products of thorough search and training of Brave Brothers while DM has YMGA and D-Unit.

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Swings' 'Pool Party' to compete with San E's 'Body Language'

Posted: 01 Aug 2014 08:00 PM PDT

Rapper Swings announced a collaboration with some artists on his Twitter.

Swings revealed that he will be coming back with a new album this August. He shared on his Twitter a post and the photo of the album jacket, "San-E hyung and Brand New's competition. Look forward to it."
The 'competition' came from the fact that Swings' upcoming album 'Pool Party' will be released on August 4th which is the same with the release of San-E's 'Body Language.' It will feature G.NA, 2AM's Seulong and singer-producer Yoon Jongshin

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Billboard features Wonder Girls’ Yenny comeback as HA:TFELT

Posted: 01 Aug 2014 07:30 PM PDT

On July 30, Billboard published an article that featured the comeback of Wonder Girls' lead vocalist Yenny as a soloist with a new stage name HA:TFELT.

HA:TFELT released the music video of her self-composed comeback song 'Ain't Nobody.' Along with her release, a writer from Billboard wrote and described her return in the KPop scene.

Jeff Benjamin wrote, "Ultimately, HA:TFELT shows Yenny taking risks with her music and image. The Usher fanatic could have come back with a safe pop tune or ballad, but she chose an intense, genre-defying creation. She could have prepared a fun dance routine, but she went for freestyle choreography. Yenny could have even shied away from the dubstep -- it's been a part of K-pop for years now -- but the decision ends up adding an intensity to Yenny's emotional belts, presumably an artistic decision."

Read more here.

Haven't seen the MV, watch below:

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SOURCE: Billboard

Jooyoung announces being an artist of Starship X thru a cover of 'Call You Mine'

Posted: 01 Aug 2014 07:00 PM PDT

Starship Entertainment YouTube channel uploaded a latest work of voice from Jooyoung.

The release of Jooyoung's cover of Jeff Bernat's 'Call You Mine' marked that he is now an artist under Starship X. Jooyoung is known for his releases such as 'From Me to You,' 'Same as You' and 'Popstar' and his collaborations with Eluphant and Lyn.

Jooyoung will be participating on a concert entitled '2014 STARSHIP X TROOPERS.' He will be sharing the stage with Junggigo, Mad Clown, and SISTAR's Soyou and Hyorin of SISTAR. It will be on August 31st at the Seoul Olympic Hall. 

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SOURCE: starshipTV

Orange Caramel’s Lizzy's debut film coming soon

Posted: 01 Aug 2014 06:30 PM PDT

According to reports circulating, Orange Caramel's Lizzy accepted the offer to her to be part of a new movie.

'Today's Love' will be Lizzy's debut film. She will play the role of Minah, who is a smart and extrovert woman. She will be with Lee Seunggi, Moon Chaewon, Park Eunji and Hwayoung.

'Today's Love' is derived from the phrase "today's weather" which characterizes an unpredictable romantic relationship just like how changeable weather is.

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Artists from Starship Entertainment & Starship X to perform in one stage

Posted: 01 Aug 2014 06:00 PM PDT

Starship Entertainment and Starship X will be holding a concert that will showcase the talents of their own artists.

SISTAR's Soyou and Hyorin will be representing Starship Entertainment while Junggigo, Mad Clown, and the new artist Jooyoung will be from Starship X. The joint concert is entitled '2014 STARSHIP X TROOPERS' and it will be on August 31st at the Seoul Olympic Hall. 

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SOURCE: Sports Khan

Lizzy to make on-screen debut in new movie 'Today's Love'

Posted: 01 Aug 2014 05:27 PM PDT

Lizzy has been confirmed to join the cast of "Today's Love".

According to the officials on August 1st, Lizzy recently joined in the filming for "Today's Love" together with Lee Seung Gi, Moon Chae Won, Park Eun Ji and Hwayoung. She will play the role of Minah who has a cheerful personality.

Lizzy has already proved her solid acting skill through various dramas such as MBC's "All My Love", "Rascal Sons","What Is Mom?"... but this will be the first time she will staring in a movie which has made many fans excited over the news.

"Today's Love" will be premiered in 2015.