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Big Bang’s T.O.P reveals why he decided to collaborate with Gummy for “I Am a Singer”

Big Bang’s T.O.P revealed the circumstances of how his collaboration with Gummy for “I Am a Singer” came to be.

T.O.P appeared on the December 11th broadcast of MBC‘s “I Am a Singer,” in support of fellow YG artist and senior, Gummy. In this “Sanulrim Special,” T.O.P joined Gummy on stage as the featuring rapper in her 2nd challenge performance of “Rascal.”

T.O.P explained that he felt bad seeing that Gummy was in 7th place, and decided to participate so that he could help. To this, Gummy explained, “T.O.P and I fit each other musically. The lyrics for the rap portion of the ‘Rascal’ stage were written by T.O.P himself.”

Gummy performed “Rascal” before Kim Changwan, the vocalist of Sanulrim, starting with a fantasy-like atmosphere then switching to a lighthearted rhythm, adding cuteness to the song. Kim Changwan praised her for the performance, saying that she managed to understand the original song perfectly, and that there was even more of a feeling of freedom as compared to the original song.

 

Source: KStarnewsand Star News via Koreaboo

Shared by VIP4Daesung @ bigbangupdates


’2011 MBC Gayo Daejun Festival’ unveils its artist line-up

As the final music event of the year, the 2011 MBC Gayo Daejun Festival (or ‘MBC Korean Music Festival’) has unveiled a spectacular artist line-up fit to send off 2011 with a bang!

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Kim Hyun Joong to release a thank you single, “Marry Me”

To thank fans for the tremendous success of his “Break Down” and “Lucky” albums this year, Kim Hyun Joong will be releasing a digital single titled “Marry Me“.

Having personally participated in the production of the single, “Marry Me” carries an acoustic melody with lyrics promising eternal love for his fans.

The single also contains a music video utilizing sand animation as well as fan-submitted photos. Kim Hyun Joong previously held an event on his homepage, asking fans to submit photos of the most happiest moments of their lives. 1,000 of those submissions were chosen to be included in his new music video.

“Marry Me” will be released online on December 15th, along with two different music videos.

 

Source + Photos: Star News via Naver

by VITALSIGN @ allkpop


Block B shares a video wishing fans a happy holiday

With the holiday spirit in full swing, Block B has left a special video message for their fans, wishing them a merry Christmas!

On December 13th, Block B’s official fancafe updated with a sweet Christmas-themed main image and a video of the boys giving their greetings. True to their outgoing nature, the boys can be seen goofing off in the background while leader Zico states, “We hope that you have a lively, warm Christmas this year.”

He stops to point out the antics in the back by adding, “These guys will have a lonely Christmas this year. But for all of you, Christmas won’t be lonely because you have Block B. We’ll become the fireplace to warm you up.”

Block B is currently preparing for their comeback, which is slated for early January. Despite being on hiatus, they’ve been keeping busy these past few months with individual side projects. Zico and Kyung have featured for several underground artists, while P.O. and Jaehyo made their mark as variety regulars on shows like ‘Dream Team 2‘ and ’24 Hour Death Camp’.

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f(x)’s Luna & SS501′s Kim Kyu Jong cast in new TV Chosun drama

f(x)‘s Luna and SS501‘s Kim Kyu Jong have confirmed their casting for TV Chosun‘s upcoming drama, ‘Saving Ajumma Go Bong Shil‘!

Although they have experience acting in musicals, this will be their first time acting in more formal roles for a TV series. Both Luna and Kim Kyu Jong are known for being idols that exude charisma on stage, so audiences are looking forward to see how that will translate on to the drama.

Luna will play the role of Kim Hae Sook’s maknae daughter ‘Seo In Young’ (21), a college student majoring in Western Painting, while Kim Kyu Jong will play the role of ‘Nicki’ (24), a man who dreams of becoming a musical actor. Since the drama is centered around Kim Hae Sook, their roles won’t be as extensive as the rest of the cast; however, they are still very important characters to the plot.

Luna stated, “It’s my first drama so I’m extremely scared and nervous, but I’ll try to show as much of my character as I can.” Kim Kyu Jong added, “As my character isn’t someone that leads the plot, I will use this experience to learn and grow.”

 

Source + Photos: Issue Daily via Naver

by VITALSIGN @ allkpop