FNC Music, the label that’s home to FT Island and CN Blue, is building a $9 million USD office building in the Chungdam-dong region in Seoul.
The construction began not too long ago, and their building is being built in the main area of Chungdam-dong.
The building will boast around 6,421 square feet, and the official value of the land alone is worth $7.1 million. The building will also stand three stories high, four if you include the basement level.
Including the value of the actual building itself, the total price of the real estate is estimated to be in the $9 million range.
Band FT Island announced their comeback by unveiling the jacket cover for their new album, ‘GROWN-UP‘.
On January 26th, the boys released a press release revealing the new jacket photo for ‘GROWN-UP’. On the album cover, the boys are holding instruments in their hands and are looking off into the distance, giving off a quiet, mysterious feel.
Going along with that concept, all the songs on their new album are slow-tempoed rock-ballad tracks. The boys who have received much praise for their talents with song like “Hello Hello” and “Like The Birds” in 2011 will give further evidence to their audience that they have grown and matured as musicians.
Their agency FNC Music confidently remarked, “This may be their best album yet, as by hearing the rock ballad tracks, fans will be able to experience how much they boys have matured musically.”
YG Entertainment’s blog, “YG Life” (www.yg-life.com) released two songs from their track list for Big Bang’s upcoming album. Big Bang will be coming back in February with their new album.
Pre-Ordering is now open for Block B’s Mini Album “Welcome to the Block”
There are two editions
Special Editon (includes CD+poster && 44 page photobook)
03. 했어 안했어
04. 싱크로율 100%
06. 난리나 (instrumental)
The nation’s “younger siblings”, IU and Yoo Seung Ho recently reunited for a G by GUESS photoshoot.
The two looked like a trending couple in matching tees and jeans, but it seems as though Yoo Seung Ho may have a small crush on the singer off camera.
Yoo Seung Ho recently participated in a ‘Ideal Woman World Cup‘, where he had to choose between some of today’s top female celebrities such as Kang Sora, After School‘s UEE, Girls’ Generation‘s Seohyun, IU, and more.
The other girls seem to serve as no competition for IU, as Yoo Seung Ho bashfully but consistently chose IU over everyone with little hesitation. He even further confirmed his feelings by admitting that he prefers girls of the same age (IU) over older, and even younger women.
In addition to past photos of member Lee Kikwang, childhood photos of B2ST members Yong Junhyung and Yoon Doojoon have also surfaced online.
A netizen recently shared the above photos on an online community site with the title, ‘I know I’ll probably be sued by the B2ST fans, but I’m posting these anyway.’
Fans could hardly recognize the boys as they looked like very average kids on the block, as opposed to the chic and charismatic performers they are on stage today.
Some fans also laughed as the netizen who posted the photos also wrote, “Sorry I couldn’t keep your secret, guys.”
2011 saw a wave of new groups debuting and making their move in the industry, and it seems like 2012 will be the same as well. Here is an overview of some of the most anticipated artists of 2012.
1. SM Entertainment’s EXO-K and EXO-M
SM Entertainment, home to some of K-Pop’s most iconic idols, will debut EXO, a boy group that will be split into two units to promote in both South Korea and China simultaneously. The two groups will debut on the same day, same time, and with the same song in both countries.
SM Entertainment has released several teasers showcasing some of the members’ talents starting from December 23, 2011. Currently only 7 out of the 12 members have been unveiled, starting from Kai, Lu Han, Tao, Chen, Se Hun, Lay and most recently, Xiou Min.
With the release of their new album just around the corner, hip hop idol group Block B is already facing numerous obstacles for their comeback.
KBS has deemed the tracks “Did You or Did You Not” and “LOL” as unfit for broadcast, stating “vulgar expressions” as the reason.
The broadcast station stated that “Did You or Did You Not” brings to mind the question people ask when referring to sex: “Did you do it, or not?” In their Korean title, “haet suh ahn haet suh”, ”haet suh” is derived from the Korean verb “to do”, on it’s own. (If it is used in conjunction with other words, the meaning is changed)
Meanwhile, “LOL” contains the word “ggondae” in the lyrics (which is usually used as a slang referring to elders with a negative connotation).