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TVXQ reveals the covers to their new Japanese single “Winter ~ Winter Rose / Duet”

TVXQ continues their activities in Japan and will soon be releasing their single “Winter ~ Winter Rose / Duet” on November 30th, in time for the Christmas holidays. The duo initially released their tracklist along with the release date, and the covers were revealed via their Japanese website on November 1st.

They will release a new track called “Winter Rose” in addition to a winter version of their song “Duet” originally found on their recently released Japanese album, “TONE.”

The covers released reflect the upcoming holidays. The CD+DVD version features a red cover surrounded with snowflakes, while the CD+photobook edition features a green cover decorated with snowflakes.

“Winter ~ Winter Rose / Duet” is set to be released on November 30th.


Taeyang talks about working with Tablo on “Tomorrow”

From Mnet:

Q: How did you end up featuring in Part 2’s title song “Tomorrow”?
TY: This song was recorded the first day Tablo-hyung came to YG. He let me listen to the song and suggested that it would be great if I featured on it. And I liked the song so much that we began recording immediately that day.

Q: Have you always been acquainted with Tablo?
TY: This was the first time working on music together, but I was aware that he had talked about me on broadcasts now and then when he was with Epik High. And I really like Epik High, too. I’m really happy that we’re in the same company now.

Q: Can you briefly introduce the meaning of the song ‘Tomorrow”?
TY: “Tomorrow” is about mourning the break up with a lover, saying “there is no tomorrow” until she returns. Being unable to move on from that moment and space, waiting for her to return.


Soul by Ludacris “Big Bang Special Edition” Earphone Release

Soul and Media Group (Representative Kim Hyo Suk) announced on November 1st that Soul by Ludacris Special Edition earphones, that Big Bang personally designed, will be released in two designs.

These earphones are a new part of Soul by Ludacris’ existing line of SL49 colorful designs. The earphones have different colors on both sides of the lines and were manufactured based on the concept of “imbalance”, and they will be available in the colors red and green.

The Big Bang Special Edition Earphones are planned to be first introduced to the world market by Korea through the Soul and Media Group, which will add to the rarity value of the product.

The Big Bang Special Edition Earphones will be available for purchase at Frisbee, The A Shop, Kyobo Library, etc., and may also be available for purchase on various online open markets. The price will be 149,000 won.


SNSD’s Sooyoung to play leading role in new drama, “Speed”

Taking a page from SNSD‘s YoonA, fellow member Sooyoung was revealed to have accepted a leading role in an upcoming drama.

Sooyoung was cast in TV Chosun‘s new drama, “Speed“, which delves into the world of competitive race car driving. Sooyoung will play the role of ‘Seo Ji Won‘, an orthopedist and team doctor of racing team ‘CKins’. With her tall height and lovely face, her character is much beloved and respected. Though she’s a cheerful person, her character also carries deep scars from losing her parents in a car accident when she was younger.

The director of “Iris“, director Yang Yun Ho, will be leading this production, which starts filming in December. Sooyoung will be working alongside actors Lee Jung Jae and Yoo Ah In.

The industry is buzzing with anticipation for Sooyoung’s leading role, as she already showed her potential as an actress through the 2008 KBS2TV sitcom, “Unstoppable Marriage“, and the film “Romance Comic“. She also made a short cameo in the SBS drama “Paradise Ranch“.


Source: Sports Donga via Naver

by chloejn @ allkpop

Mnet kicks off online voting for ’2011 MAMA Awards’

It’s that time of the year again, folks. ‘Mnet‘s Annual Music Awards’ (or ‘MAMA’) is gearing up to deliver a spectacular event at the end of November, but before they do, they’re concentrating on narrowing down this year’s most popular artists and songs.


Jinusean to perform at the ‘YG Family Concert’ for what may be the last time

Jinusean, one of YG Entertainment‘s first artists, will be participating in the upcoming ’15th Anniversary YG Family Concert’. It’ll be their first performance in four years since 2007′s ‘YG One Concert’.

Jinusean has been active behind-the-scene by taking on various duties for the company, while supporting their hoobae artists. Since this year’s ‘YG Family Concert’ is a special event commemorating the 15th year of YG Entertainment’s establishment, Jinusean decided to dust off their mics and perform on stage once again.

It’s been rumored that their hoobaes (such as Se7en, Big Bang, and 2NE1) actively pleaded the duo to perform. Jinusean politely refused until CEO Yang Hyun Suk himself stepped up to persuade them.

YG Entertainment stated, “Seeing as how difficult it was to persuade them, this may really be Jinusean’s last performance. They will put on a special performance to collaborate with their hoobae artists, as well as showcase their own stage, fit for the oldest group from YG.”


Co-Ed to debut their male unit next year

At the beginning of this year, Co-Ed‘s girl unit ‘5dolls‘ hinted that their male counterparts were in the midst of preparations for their own debut.

5dolls’ Hyewon revealed, “When ‘Co-Ed’ was first created, plans for unit promotions were already being made. There won’t be a disbandment of Co-Ed.  Just like how the girls are getting their own unit, the boys will be making their unit as well and are currently preparing for it.”

Fans have been waiting a long time for an update, and on November 1st, Kim Jungwoo finally delivered one through Twitter.

The idol stated, “The Male unit will be early next year.. It’ll be hard [to debut] this yearㅠㅠ We’ll practice a lot~”