Girl groups KARA and 2NE1 will be absent from the 2011 KBS Music Festival that is scheduled to take place at the KBS Hall in Yeoido.
An insider from the industry informed StarNews on the 27th, “KARA will be attending the the 53rd Japan Record Awards and therefore will be unable to attend the KBS Music Festival.”
The same insider also stated, “There is an award ceremony taking place in Japan the same day as the KBS Music Festival, and unfortunately, it looks like [2NE1] will be unable to attend as well.”
The 2011 KBS Music Festival will air on KBS 2TV on December 30th.
Source & Image : StarNews
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It’s been announced that a 3D video will be screened across Japan, featuring footage from B2ST‘s solo concert, “Welcome Back to B2ST Airline” that took place in February at the Seoul Olympic Stadium.
On December 27th, the Japan ambassador company, Digital Plus, stated that B2ST’s 3D video will be shown at 20 different movie theaters from Hokkaido to Fukuoka from January 7th to the 13th.
The video will show their crowded concert and rehearsals, along with back stage clips and members’ interviews.
Source: Yonghap News via Nate
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Members Sungkyu and Woohyun of idol group INFINITE along with Mnet Super Star K winner Seo In Guk will be making their respective debut as musical stars.
The boys will be playing roles in the new musical, ’Kwangha Gate Sonata‘ that will be playing at the LG Arts Center in Seoul on February 7th to March 11th.
‘Gwangha Gate Sonata’ is a juke box musical that features hit songs by the late composer, Lee Young Hoon, including “Past Love” and “When Love Passes You By“. The musical first aired at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts last year.
Sungkyu and Woohyun will be playing the role of the female lead Yeoju’s son, Jiyong (Note: Both members will play the same character for different shows). Jiyong comes to visit Sanghoon in the present and drags him back into the memories, and he is a character that was first played by B2ST‘s Yeoseob when the musical first opened.
Super Junior‘s Choi Siwon recently revealed his extremely close relationship with fellow member Kyuhyun.
Choi Siwon shared the above photo via his Twitter page on the 27th and wrote, “#nowplaying Sung Si Kyung – Memory.. keke”
The photo was a collection of smaller photos in which the two display ‘skinship’ with hugs and even kisses on the cheek, hilariously making the two seem like a loving couple.
The Super Junior members are known to be like close brothers, but this photo definitely confirmed the brotherly love among the boys.
Melon has released a collective report of the best hits on their website for 2011!
BEST OVERALL HITS
The most popular song in 2011 was none other than T-ARA‘s “Roly Poly“, being the most streamed and downloaded song overall. It’s catchy, upbeat melody and easy-to-follow dance moves have been a big hit with the fans. GG‘s addictive track “I Cheated” featuring Park Bom earned the #2 slot, while the ladies of 2NE1 secured two spots on the Top-10 list with their hit song “I Am the Best” at #3, and “Ugly” at #9.
Best Overall Hits (2011.01.02~12.10)
1.) T-ARA – Roly Poly
2.) GG – I Cheated (feat. Park Bom)
3.) 2NE1 – I Am the Best
4.) B2ST – On Rainy Days
5.) Leessang – I Turned Off the TV
6.) 2NE1 – Ugly
7.) SISTAR – So Cool
8.) 4MEN – Once In A Lifetime
9.) IU – Good Day
10.) miss A – Good-bye Baby
After introducing members Kai and Lu Han earlier, SM Entertainment has brought EXO‘s martial artist to the front.
Although the ‘2011 KBS Music Festival‘ is just around the corner, the event is facing several problems that may prevent it from fulfilling its maximum potential.
A spokesperson for the ‘KBS Music Festival’ stated through an interview, “There’s a possibility that the music festival may not open as well [as we hoped].” The event is currently scheduled to be held on December 30th at Seoul’s KBS Hall.
The news was followed by an announcement that artists from YG Entertainment and C-JeS Entertainment will not be attending the event. Still, fans can look forward to artists from SM Entertainment, JYP Entertainment, AQ Entertainment, Core Contents Media, Starship Entertainment, and TS Entertainment, who have all RSVP’d for the event.
Girls’ Generation, Super Junior, f(x), miss A, 2PM, Wonder Girls, T-ara, Davichi, SISTAR, and SECRET will perform and be present, however, KARA will be absent since they’ll be performing at Japan’s ’53rd Japan Record Awards‘ which takes place concurrently. TVXQ‘s attendance is currently pending due to their busy Japan schedule.
SNSD‘s YoonA, Lee Seung Gi, and actress Song Ji Hyo have officially been chosen to MC the upcoming SBS ‘Gayo Daejun’.
On December 27th, a representative of SBS shared that the three entertainers will be hosting the music ceremony on December 29th at 8:50 p.m. KST. The ceremony will be broadcasted live for viewers to watch. This is also YoonA’s second hosting for year-end ceremonies in 2011, as she previously led the KBS ‘Entertainment Awards‘ back on the 24th.
Furthermore, top artists such as B2ST, 2NE1, 2PM, Wonder Girls, KARA, Super Junior, SNSD, and TVXQ will also be participating in the ceremony, showcasing a never-before-seen joint performance.
But that’s not all — SBS has also organized a dance battle between boy groups, ballad performances, and a sexy performance by several divas.
Source + Photos: Mydaily via Nate
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SM Entertainment has revealed the second member of their new boy group, EXO: Lu Han!
SM stated on December 27th, “The teaser video for sub-units EXO-K and EXO-M will be released through the Korean official homepage. It will feature both the first member, Kai, and also the second member, Lu Han.”
Much like Kai’s teaser, the purpose of Lu Han’s video is to showcase his talents. The 21-year-old possesses strong vocals and dancing skills as well as ‘flower boy’ looks — a combination that’s sure to draw him many personal fans.
SM’s new boy group, which is comprised of both Korean and Mandarin-speaking members, will debut on the same time with the same song. Their name was inspired by ‘EXOPLANET’, or the sun’s outer planets.
Christmas may be over but it appears that Woolim Entertainment and the boys of INFINITE are still in the giving mood.