It was revealed that CNBLUE‘s Minhyuk is currently in talks to join the cast of the new KBS weekend drama, ‘You Who Rolled in Unexpectedly‘.
As promised, YG Entertainment is back with two new titles from Big Bang‘s upcoming album!
Group Big Bang’s T.O.P‘s DJing images are making waves on the web.
Big Bang’s Taeyang displays his jealousy towards Lee Michelle, one of the contestants of K-POP Star, SBS’s weekend popular audition show.
With news of FT Island and CN Blue’s “Stand Up by M Live” joint concert in Los Angeles, their first in the United States, both groups’ fans have anticipated and prepared to buy prime seats when tickets went on sale through Ticketmaster on January 28.
This week for Music Monday, Simon and Martina reviewed B.A.P‘s “Warrior” music video.
They thought that the group didn’t look like a rookie group as they were really comfortable in front of the camera and working together. Having a powerful, non cute boy, concept helped a lot as well.
While they usually think that random rapping in K-Pop songs doesn’t really fit in, the reverse was true for this time. The group is really good at rapping, but a singing part near the end did not fit too well with the rest of the song’s style.
Check out their full review!
CN Blue continues to make waves across Asia! Following the success of their “BLUESTORM” Asia tour, the group will be releasing a DVD of the concert for fans to enjoy.
On February 1 SHINee will release their live concert album. The album contains the music from their first concert. The album contains the live music from “SHINee THE 1st CONCERT SHINee World.” This concert was held on January 1-2 of 2011.
The album will be made up of two CDs which contain a total of 34 tracks. Among these tracks are new versions of “Juliet,” “Ring Ding Dong,” and “Lucifer.” The album also contains hit songs such as “Nuna You Are Too Pretty,” “You Are Like Air,” and “Hello.”
The album also contains the music from the solo performances of the members: Onew’s “Nessun Dorma,” Jonghyun’s “Girls,” Key’s “My First Kiss,” Minho’s “OMG” and Taemin’s “Boy Meets Girl.”
SHINee’s Key will be taking the stage for the Korean version of the Broadway musical “Catch Me if You Can,” that will open in Seoul on March 28 and will run until June.
B2ST’s release of their brand new ballad “I Knew It” was met with yet another explosive response, reminiscent of their success with their previous ballad hit “On Rainy Days”. While the songs’ musical composition as well as the boys’ vocal talents are without a doubt credible for the ballads’ magic, analysts have pondered why B2ST’s ballads chart significantly higher than their title tracks.
“I Knew It” was released on January 25th, and the song was an all-kill on a majority of mainstream music charts. Not only did the song enter the top spot from day one, it held the number one position for 3 days.
The most surprising part about the song’s success isn’t the longevity or its quick rise to the top ten spot. Rather, it’s the fact that the song was able to grab the top spot despite the fact that B2ST is currently not doing any television promotions for any albums whatsoever.
One may say that B2ST’s large fandom is the obvious reason for the success. However, given the fact that the song’s success was met in just three days, and with a ballad song at that, fans and netizens marveled at B2ST’s ability to capture the top spot with not only dance numbers, but with songs of other genres as well.
After releasing the teaser for his new song, “When I Can’t Sing“, earlier this evening, Se7en continued to roll out his promotions by unveiling the full tracklist for his new album!
On January 29th, Se7en tweeted an image containing the names of all six tracks on his mini-album. The names of the tracks are:
01. “Somebody Else”
03. “When I Can’t Sing”
04. “That Person”
06. “Make Good Love”
Considering how the text for “When I Can’t Sing” was highlighted in white, it’s more than likely that this J.Y. Park-produced track will be Se7en’s main song.
Big Bang’s Daesung appears on ‘K-Pop Star’, pointed but thoughtful
Big Bang member Daesung appeared on a variety show after a long while away.
On the January 29th installment of SBS’s ‘K-Pop Star’, the YG training system was revealed with the casting audition finals coming up. The contestants attended the monthly evaluations.
Those who set out as the judges next to Yang Hyun Suk were 2NE1′s Park Bom & CL, and Big Bang’s Taeyang & Daesung. After the car accident last year, Daesung had been taking time for introspection. Recently Daesung has started working through MBN’s ‘What’s Up’ and Big Bang is about to make their comeback but it has been a long while since his appearance on a variety show.
Contrary to earlier reports that B2ST‘s Junhyung and Kara‘s Goo Hara were wearing couple bracelets, new reports have surfaced claiming that those are not couple bracelets.
Junhyung’s fans have come forth with the statement that, “Contrary to reports, Junhyung’s bracelet is not a couple bracelet, but a birthday wish bracelet that his fans gave to him last December 19th. As you can tell in the photos, Goo Hara’s bracelet has a longer charm than Junhyung’s. They are of completely different design.”
It is said that when one makes a wish as they put on the bracelet for the first time, it will come true after the bracelet has worn out and fallen off. This bracelet is reported to have been popular in America and Europe after 9/11, and has recently come to Korea.
Furthermore, the fans have added that, “Goo Hara’s bracelet is actually the same design as those of B2ST’s other members, Yang Yoseob and Jang Hyunseung“. The fans have even uploaded a picture of Yoseob with the identical bracelet to prove that they are not couple bracelets.
Big Bang has added more to the list of songs for their upcoming new album.
Big Bang and 2NE1 to appear at Japan best R&B and Hip-Hop festival “SPRINGROOVE”.
Started in 2006, as Japan’s largest R&B and Hip-Hop festival, SPRINGROOVE has been known for casting top stars locally and internationally.
In 2006, SPRINGROOVE invited Snoop Dogg, and after that, each year they invited Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Ne-Yo, Rihanna, Keyshia Cole, Akon, T-Pain, TLC, and other great R&B Hip-Hop singers to this big festival.
The JYP Entertainment team seems to be making big moves. With a mysterious teaser featuring J.Y.Park playing the piano and a title of “JYP introducing…“, there were hints at the possibility of a new artist debuting in the near future.
The teaser was released on the 26th via JYP’s official homepage as well as J.Y. Park’s Twitter page. He wore a black suit and sat before a grand piano, playing a melodious ballad piece. On his Twitter, he also wrote, “It’s my first project of 2012. Whose song do you think it is?”
Some circles around him are speculating that he may be creating a second generation of Wonder Girls. Like Wonder Girls and miss A, they expect his new girl group to become just as talented and established in the music industry.
And as the Wonder Girls are currently promoting in the States, the fans are eager to see a JYP girl group in Korea as well.
On a recent recording of MBC Every1‘s ‘Weekly Idol‘, comedian Jung Hyung Don had jokingly asked if YG Entertainment recruited gagmen in hopes of joining the label.
The episode featured a segment where Jung Hyung Don called up YG Entertainment officials to tell them news of G-Dragon winning yet another poll held amongst idols. During the call, he asked, “Does YG not recruit gagmen?”
Although it was said as a joke, YG Entertainment’s Yang Hyun Suk readily welcomed the gagman. On January 27th, in an interview with E-Daily, he revealed, “If Jung Hyung Don really meant what he said, I would like to discuss a management contract with him.”
He continued, “Not only myself, but the majority of our company staff are fans of Jung Hyung Don. If he would come, I think I’d actually be really thankful.”
The Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) has announced the winners of “The 26th Japan Gold Disc Award” on January 27th, and many Korean artists were featured.
Just moments ago, YG Entertainment updated their official blog with two more track titles for their upcoming album. The third and fourth tracks of the new album are titled “Love Dust” and “Bad Boy.”
Rookie ballad group BoM has revealed that they will be holding a free concert at an all girls’ high school!
On January 27, officials of Y2Y Contents Company announced, “Students can sign their schools up if they want BoM to come perform at their school. Each week, we will be picking one special school to perform at for free.”
“We’ll be holding these free concerts from February to March. The concerts will be during the weekdays when the students are at school, and we will work our best to come to an agreement with the schools in advance,” the official continued.
Regarding expanding the idea, they also revealed, “We’re planning on collaborating with other charity organizations to be of any help we can. We hope that people will take an interest in our performances at these high schools.”