Sunday, December 21, 2014

"2NE1's live performance of 'I Am The Best' from '2014 YG Family Tour in Japan'" plus 24 more

"2NE1's live performance of 'I Am The Best' from '2014 YG Family Tour in Japan'" plus 24 more


2NE1's live performance of 'I Am The Best' from '2014 YG Family Tour in Japan'

Posted: 21 Dec 2014 07:00 AM PST



On December 20th, YG Entertainment uploaded a video featuring 2NE1.

The video is the live performance of 2NE1's 'I Am the Best' from the 2014 YG Family Tour in Japan.

Watch below:



written by: loveluytakyo@dkpopnews.net
SOURCE: YGEntertainment

Shannon, Giriboy, and Vasco tease with a group photo for 'Breath'

Posted: 21 Dec 2014 06:30 AM PST



Shannon has unveiled her upcoming surprise collaboration with Vasco and Giriboy.

To raise the anticipation and excitement, Shannon uploaded the photo above.

Shannon, Vasco and Giriboy will feature in new digital single 'Breathe' which is produced and written by Duble Sidekick. It's said to be a hip hop track which emphasizes on Shannon's soulful voice while being accompanied by Vasco and Giriboy' raps, which is a different style to her debut track 'Daybreak Rain'.

'Breathe' will be coming out on either December 24th or 26th.

edited by: loveluytakyo@dkpopnews.net

SugarBowl shares stills from MV of 'Everything But Me'

Posted: 21 Dec 2014 06:00 AM PST



After releasing the music video of 'Everything But Me,' SuperBowl uploaded photos from the MV shooting.

See the post:




written by: loveluytakyo@dkpopnews.net
SOURCE: Facebook SugarBowl

2014 SBS Gayo Daejun performances

Posted: 21 Dec 2014 06:06 AM PST
































Gary is visiting Hong Kong on 27th December 2014

Posted: 21 Dec 2014 05:44 AM PST



This coming Holiday Season, Running man's Gary is going to attend a fan meeting at Tsuen Wan Plaza, Hong Kong on 27th December 2014. 

Gary managed to fulfill his promise within 3 months, which he previously mentioned that he hope to meet his fans again during his Hong Kong showcase, back in September 2014. The showcase itself is a huge success, as all the tickets were sold out within 4 days.
In addition during this coming fan meeting, the fans will have the opportunity to interact and participate in games with Kang Gary. 

 Do not miss the chance to meet Gary in person, he will only be in Hong Kong for less than 20 hours.Therefore from this Sunday 20th December onward, you could redeem the tickets at Tsuen Wan Plaza, Hong Kong!



Kim Bum Soo drops his serious-hilarious rendition of 'Eyes, Nose, Lips'

Posted: 21 Dec 2014 05:30 AM PST



Ballad soloist Kim Bum Soo performed a serious-hilarious parody of Taeyang's 'Eyes, Nose, Lips' on 'Yoo Hee Yeol's Sketchbook.'

His performance has a touch of comedy, but his voice can really move soul while listening to him.

Watch below:



written by: loveluytakyo@dkpopnews.net
SOURCE: KBSKpop

Kim Soo Hyun is super hawt on 'Elle' magazine

Posted: 21 Dec 2014 05:00 AM PST




On the Facebook of Elle Korea, they featured actor Kim Soo Hyun as he will grace the cover of the magazine for its January 2015 issue. 

On his photos, Kim Soo Hyun is definitely oozing with masculinity wearing his hawt facial expressions and his manly apparel.

See the photos:




written by: loveluytakyo@dkpopnews.net
SOURCE: Elle

'BANGTAN BOMB' new video ft. BTS’ Rap Monster and Jin

Posted: 21 Dec 2014 04:30 AM PST



On December 18th, BANGTAN TV revealed the latest video of 'BANGTAN BOMB' featuring Rap Monster and Jin.

On the video, Rap Monster and Jin were seen mimicking the dance choreo of Strawberry Milk's 'Ok!.'

Watch below:



written by: loveluytakyo@dkpopnews.net
SOURCE: BANGTANTV

GOT7 teases with the release of a DVD copy of '1st Japan Tour Around the World'

Posted: 21 Dec 2014 04:00 AM PST



On December 19th, GOT7 released a promotional video for the DVD release of their '1st Japan Tour 2014 Around the World' next year.

It will be released on March 25, 2015.

Watch below:



written by: loveluytakyo@dkpopnews.net
SOURCE: GOT7 Japan Official YouTube Channel

SBS to broadcast a 'Pinocchio' Christmas Special episode on December 25th

Posted: 21 Dec 2014 02:00 AM PST


The viewers of SBS's drama 'Pinocchio' will have something to look forward to this upcoming Christmas.

It was revealed that SBS will broadcast a Christmas Special edition of 'Pinocchio' on December 25th. The episode is called 'Pinocchio In Love' which will include all the romantic and lovely moments of Choi Dal Po and Choi In Ha from the beginning until the latest episode.

This special episode will be broadcasted from 3:20 to 5:35pm kst

Kim Hyun Joong to release a new Japanese album and go on the 4h Japan tour in 2015

Posted: 21 Dec 2014 01:30 AM PST


Kim Hyun Joong will restart his activities following the abuse scandal with a new Japanese album and a Japan tour in early next year.

According to Japanese media Nikkan Sports, Kim Hyun Joong will hold his 4th Japan Tour 'KIM HYUN JOONG JAPAN TOUR 2015 GEMINI', which will go through 10 cities with 12 performances, expecting to attract 37,000 fans all over Japan. The tour will kick off at Yokohama on January 27th and finish at Osaka Castle Hall on February 14th.

Kim Hyun Joong will also release his 2nd Japanese album 'Even Now' on February 11th which will include a total 5 new recorded songs.

The singer was charged for alleged assault of his ex-girlfriend in August. He later apologized for his act which led to his ex-girlfriend to withdraw her assault charges in September.

SBS's '1000 Songs Challenge' revealed to be in discussion for its revival in sping next year

Posted: 21 Dec 2014 01:00 AM PST


SBS has revealed that they are likely to bring '1000 Songs Challenge' back to life, which was already canceled in June, for next spring broadcast.

According to multiple official broadcasters from SBS on December 20th, they are currently discussing about the revival of '1000 Songs Challenge'. If everything goes through, the show is scheduled to make its return to broadcast in January - February next year.

A rep said,"The viewers of '1000 Songs Challenge' have shown by affection by appealing their opinions about the show's cancelation" while another rep said,"We haven't come out with a specific plan yet. The broadcast time hasn't been decided either".

Son Ho Joon to release a new song with indie band Rocoberry on December 22nd

Posted: 21 Dec 2014 12:30 AM PST


Actor Son Ho Joon will make his comeback as a singer through a new collaboration song with indie band Rocoberry.

According to MBK Entertainment, Son Ho Joon will feature in indie band Rocoberry's new released digital single on December 22nd.

The agency said,"The profits from this new single will be donated to the people in difficulties".

Son Ho Joon previously revealed to be a part of a 3-member idol group called Tachyon in 2007 but then disbanded shortly after.

Kang Ji Young says she has wanted to become an actress right after Kara's debut

Posted: 21 Dec 2014 12:00 AM PST


Kang Ji Young reveals that she has always wanted to pursur acting ever since her debut with Kara.

She said in a recent interview with Japanese magazine 'with' on December 20th,"Right after my debut with Kara, I started thinking 'In the future, I want to become an actress that can even do action stunts'","I has started practicing boxing since last year, preparing for my career step by step".

After her departure from Kara, Kang Ji Young left for United Kingdom for her study, but it only lasted 6 months until she was reported to sign an exclusive contract with a Japanese agency. In regard of this, Kang Ji Young said,"I have always wanted to live in England one day. But an acquaintance of my friend knew the boss of my current agency", explaining about how the opportunity came to her.

Kang Ji Young also said that she's currently focusing on learning Japanese. During her Japanese promotions with Kara, she was said to be awkward at the language. She revealed her method on improving her Japanese skill,"I try to talk in daily conversations without a translator".

Kang Ji Young is currently active with her actin career in Japan.

Sung Si Kyung and Ailee to pair up for SBS year-end festival

Posted: 20 Dec 2014 10:31 PM PST


Ballad singer Sung Si Kyung and powerful vocalist Ailee will have a collaboration stage for SBS's upcoming year-end K-pop festival.

Sung Si Kyung is well known for his emotional voice, while Ailee is a powerful female singer with an expansive vocal range. the information is getting high expectation among music fans. 

Ailee used to be featured in "Baby, It's Cold Outside" one of the tracks included in Sung Si Kyung's recent album "Winter Wonderland" but they never perform together.

During a recent press event prior to the release of "Winter Wonderland," Sung Shi Kyung praised Ailee's vocals, saying, "I love her voice. I thought her voice would be similar to that of Park Jung-hyun, but her tone and voice was much deeper than I expected. She sings like an African-American singer." 

Do you expect their performance?

Jenny@dkpopnews

Happy birthday to DMTN's Daniel

Posted: 20 Dec 2014 10:01 PM PST


Stage Name: Daniel
Birth Name: Daniel Chae
Birth date: December 21, 1990 (registered March 31, 1991)
Label: Monkey Funch Entertainment
Group: DMTN
Position: Lead Vocalist, Maknae
Height: 177 cm
Weight: 58 kg
Blood Type: A
Religion: Christian
Hobbies/Specialties: Watching movies, graffiti art
Instagram: @DMTNDB
Twitter: @DMTNDBOY

- Daniel had a scandal of selling and using marijuana in 2013

iKON's Bobby turns 19 today

Posted: 20 Dec 2014 09:00 PM PST



On the website of YG Life, they posted the photo above greeting iKON's Bobby on his special day.

Bobby is celebrating his 19th (international age) birthday today, and his fans didn't fail to make it on the worldwide trending topic on Twitter with #HappyBobbyDay.

Bobby started on YG Entertainment's reality show 'WIN: Who Is Next?,' but unfortunately didn't able to get a spot to debut. However, he was given another opportunity on the reality show 'MIX & MATCH' where he became part of iKON.

written by: loveluytakyo@dkpopnews.net
SOURCE: yg-life

C-Clown surprises T.K on his birthday

Posted: 20 Dec 2014 08:30 PM PST



C-Clown's T.K turned 19 (international age) on December 20th, and his fellow members didn't forget to surprise him on his special day.

Watch below:



written by: loveluytakyo@dkpopnews.net
SOURCE: cclownofficial

Yoo Seung Ho and Go Ara confirmed for 'Joseon Magician'

Posted: 20 Dec 2014 07:45 PM PST


Yoo Seung Ho and Go Ara will make their on screen comeback in a new movie together.

On December 21st, a rep from the production company WithUs Film announced that Yoo Seung Ho and Go Ara have been confirmed to play as the lead roles in new movie 'Joseon Magician'.

Yoo Seung Ho will play as a young magician while Go Ara will take the role of a princess in the Joseon Dynasty who gets married off to Qing. The movie will focus on the two's love story.

'Joseon Magician' will kick off its filming in February 2015.

BTOB releases 'The Winter's Tale' MV teaser 3

Posted: 20 Dec 2014 07:30 PM PST



On December 20th, BTOB dropped their 3rd MV teaser for 'The Winter's Tale' on their official YouTube channel.

'The Winter's Tale' is set to be released on December 22nd at 12:00 AM KST.

Watch below:


written by: loveluytakyo@dkpopnews.net
SOURCE: BTOB 비투비 (Official YouTube Channel)

2NE1's 'Crush' charts at #6 on Rolling Stone's '20 Best Pop Album of 2014'

Posted: 20 Dec 2014 07:15 PM PST


2NE1's 'Crush' album ranks #6 on Rolling Stone's '20 Best Pop Album of 2014'.

Rolling Stone's comment about 'Crush',"Almost two years after K-pop first giddily barged into America's imagination, the genre hasn't sustained a post-"Gangnam Style" wave, but the Seoul machine keeps humming. Female foursome 2NE1, buoyed by a cameo on The Bachelor, moved more units of their album in its first week of release than any previous Korean act. That was about it for sales records, but the album itself was no stiff; in fact, it's a canny downshift from the wigged-out "I Am the Best" maximalist mash-ups of the past. "Happy" is a sunny, strummy jaunt with no manic gimmicks and the ballad "Good to You" soars and sweet-talks likably. But Crush's centerpiece is "MTBD," which spotlights group member CL on a bratty squirt of EDM-hip-pop with a bubblegum trap groove. C.A."

Other names were listed in the charts include Ariana Grande-'My Everything'(#5), Maroon 5-'V'(#4), Lana Del Rey- 'Ultraviolence'(#3), Taylor Swift- '1989'(#2), Charli XCX- 'Sucker'(#1).

Congratulation to 2NE1!

EXO to grace the cover of 'The Celebrity' January 2015 edition

Posted: 20 Dec 2014 07:00 PM PST



On the Facebook page of 'The Celebrity' magazine, EXO is featured on their cover photo as the group will be the cover of the magazine's January 2015 issue.

On the photos shared by 'The Celebrity,' the EXO members are so masculine with the elegant suits they wore.

See the photos:




written by: loveluytakyo@dkpopnews.net

GOT7 to celebrate 1st anniversary with a date with their I GOT7

Posted: 20 Dec 2014 07:00 PM PST



On December 19th, JYP Entertainment uploaded a video of GOT7 with this title, 'GOT7 X I GOT7 1st FAN MEETING Date Proposal.'

On the video, GOT7 invited all their I GOT7s to come to their first ever fan meeting which will be an event to celebrate their 1st year anniversary. It will be held on January 17th at the Olympic Hall in Seoul.

Watch below:


written by: loveluytakyo@dkpopnews.net
SOURCE: jypentertainjypentertainment

Vocal group 8Eight to temporary hault their activities due to contract expiration

Posted: 20 Dec 2014 08:08 PM PST


Due to contract expiration, vocal group 8Eight has decided to go their seperate ways for the time being after 7 years.

It was revealed that 8Eight members Joo Hee and Baek Chan' contracts with Big Hit Entertainment expired last September and the two decided not to renew with the company, while Lee Hyun's contract has been extended with the same amount of time when he served his military service.

A rep from Big Hit Entertainment said on December 21st,"No further activities for 8Eight have been planned. The group activities have been temporary suspended due to their contract expiration. However, the three still remain their friendship so they will reunite if there's an opportunity".

In particular, Lee Hyun is said to be preparing for his new solo album which will be released in the first half of next year, while Joo Hee and Baek Chan are currently searching for their new agencies but have yet to find any.

8Eight won first place at MBC's 'Show Survival' in 2007 and later made their official debut in the same year. Their latest release was 'Let's Not Go Crazy' in September 2014.

Girls’ Generation's rare shot with their boss Lee Soo Man

Posted: 20 Dec 2014 06:30 PM PST

Some of the members of Girls' Generation captured a very rare moment with SM Entertainment's Lee Soo Man.

On December 20th, SNSD attended the launch of 'SMTOWN Land' which was held at COEX Atrium in Seoul, South Korea where 'the selca with boss' were taken. On their personal Instagram, Taeyeon, Yuri and Tiffany uploaded the same photo above, while Taeyeon had the chance to have a solo shot with Lee Soo Man.


written by: loveluytakyo@dkpopnews.net