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CNBLUE compliments SHINee on their comeback

CNBLUE complimented SHINee on their ability to pull off a song like “Sherlock”.

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Vote for G-Dragon on Popdust’s ‘The Great Boy Band Hair-Off’

Popdust, a music and artist critique website recently pitted Big Bang‘s G-Dragon against Mindless Behavior‘s Princeton for the final round of ‘The Great Boy Band Hair-Off‘ tournament.

This tournament essentially provides fans to choose the artist who they believe has the most slick hair style.  The tournament was launched about a week ago and 32 of the ‘all-time greatest boy band hair cuts‘ were lined up for round one.  Since then, G-Dragon’s hairstyle has defeated several top notch hair cuts including that of Joe Jonas.

Now the fate of G-Dragon’s hairstyle in the final round rests in the hands of VIPs.  Vote for him here!

Currently, G-Dragon has the upper hand with ~74% of the votes opposed to Princeton’s ~27%.

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CNBLUE shares their thoughts on their comeback

While rock band CNBLUE is back and running with their third EP Ear Fun, the band recently shared their newly found passion for music and the difficulties they faced while making their latest project come into fruition.

We went back to our old motto of just having fun, says leader Jung Yonghwa on their comeback stage, “I think that was one of the many reasons as to why we were able to comfortably stand on stage

We decided to stop our obsession with chart positions and such,” continued Yonghwa, “Right now, being out there and playing music is our focus.”

To be honest, we each had our own personal struggles to deal with while we were making this album,” says drummer Kang Minhyuk, But our music helped us forget all of that and got us where we are now

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B1A4 members become romantic spring gentlemen for ‘Hats On’

B1A4 tried on some colorful Spring hats for their newest photo shoot.

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BtoB reveals tracklist for upcoming album ‘Born TO Beat’

As reported earlier, rookie group BtoB will be releasing their debut album, ‘Born TO Beat’, on April 3rd. Ahead of its release, the tracklist has been revealed, giving us an insight into what we can expect to see on the album.

There will be a total of four tracks on the album, two of which are their debut title tracks, “Imagine” and “Insane”, which we have already heard from the group. To further showcase their diverse musicality, two more tracks, titled “Monday to Sunday”, and “Born TO Beat”, have been added to the album.

“Monday to Sunday” is the project of world famous composers Jorgen Elofsson (who has worked Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson, and Westlife), Fredrik Thomander (*NSYNC, Arashi), and Dru Scott. The song is described to be a serenade that possesses both classic and modern feel.

“Born TO Beat” is the work of Seo Jae Woo and Seo Yong Bae, who are the brains behind the double title tracks, and is reported to be an energetic hip hop track. Additionally, BtoB’s very own Jung Ilhoon participated in the composition of the song, as well as chorus and rap making.

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NU’EST’s Baekho shares an adorable photo of Minhyun with his niece

A heartwarming photo of Minhyun with his niece has captured the hearts of NU’EST fans because of the “family guy” image the member exudes.

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Se7en unveils the jacket photos for his new Japanese single, ‘Love Again’

Singer Se7en has released the jacket photos from his single album ahead of his Japanese debut.

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Jaebum chose Taeyang as the best idol dancer

On the episode of ‘Beatles Code 2‘ that aired on the 29th, Jaebum, who featured, was asked “how do you rank yourself among dancing idols,” to which he answered, “I think I would be in the Top 5,” showing his confidence.

To answer “Jaebum’s choice for the best dance skills among idols,” he said, “I think Taeyang is the best at dancing,” and chose Big Bang’s Taeyang as number 1.

“Super Junior’s Shindomg is also good at dancing. He is good at rocking and popping,” making MC Shindong happy. He continued to say “Shinee’s Taemin and Super Junior’s Eunhyuk are also good dancers.”

Then Jaebum and Shindong had a dance battle, which gathered a lot of attention. Jaebum showed his skills first by doing an amazing break dance, and Shindong did a powerful dance with a comical side, causing laugher.

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Big Bang Lotte Duty Free April 2012 Calendars

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YG Family Special on Strong Heart Part 1 [SUBBED]

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By Shiareagy (Their Youtube videos are already blocked, but they have Dailymotion & download links)
By Kshownow (Dailymotion now links available)
By YGLadies(Will update with link when available)

 

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BtoB to release their debut mini album ‘Born TO Beat’ on April 3rd

Rookie group BtoB will be releasing their first mini album titled ‘Born TO Beat‘ on April 3rd!

On March 29th, BtoB will start the presale of their album on online music sites, as well as revealing their track list.

Their first mini album will be available both on and off line on April 3rd, and will feature their two title tracks,“Insane” and “Imagine”, along with two new songs.

The album is said to have been prepared due to the request of fans, who were previously only able to purchase digital copies of the songs and had strongly requested that the album be released, as well as to showcase the diverse music styles of the group.

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SM Entertainment reveals second poster for ‘I AM’

SM Entertainment‘s upcoming movie, ‘I AM‘, has just revealed its second poster!

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Brand New Stardom reveals two new group debuts this year

It looks like Brand New Stardom is ready to bounce back from their bout of controversy earlier this year with Block B with new releases in the upcoming months!

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SM, YG and JYP’s Profits for 2011 Revealed

SM, YG and JYP Entertainment, as publicly traded stock companies on Korea’s KOSDAQ, all recently submitted its 2011 audit report to the Financial Supervisory Service, providing the public with a glimpse inside the financial turnings of the three major entertainment agencies.

First, it was revealed that the combined income of the three major agencies for 2011 was a staggering 182 billion won (approximately 160 million U.S. dollars), an all-time record for the agencies.

SM recorded total sales of 109.9 billion won in 2011, making it the first time the company passed the 100 billion mark. The total sales for 2011 marked a 27.2 percent increase, or 23.5 billion won increase from 2010.

However, business profits were down 19.2 percent compared to 2009 as SM revealed its profit was 20.7 billion won for 2011. Net profits declined 32 percent from 2010 to 16.4 billion won for 2011. SM explained that the decline in profit was due to the rise in ratio of sales costs.

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Park Jinyoung to Yang Hyunsuk: “Big Bang ‘Bad Boy’ is the best”

JYP Entertainment‘s president Park Jinyoung has praised Yang Hyunsuk of YG Entertainment for Big Bang‘s “Bad Boy
He showed interest in idol group YG Entertainment’s Big Bang’s “Bad Boy” while talking in SBS‘ “Kpop Star.”

Yang Hyunsuk told Star News that “Park Jinyoung asked me who made “Bad Boy” because he thinks its the best song from the past year. I was happy to hear this from such an influential producer.”

He went on to say “I also personally like “Bad Boy” out of all the Big Bang songs, and I think Park Jinyoung likes this song because he has an interest in Hip Hop and R&B.”

Park Jinyoung’s praise to Big Bang was very heart-warming, considering Big Bang is an idol group from a rival company.

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Big Bang & 2NE1, Simultaneously targeting Japan with new albums

Popular idols Big Bang and 2NE1 are said to take over Japan at the same time.
Both groups will start promotions with new Japanese albums on the 28th. Big Bang with “Alive” and 2NE1 with their first full album, “Collection.”

Big Bang’s “Alive” will have two new songs “Ego,” and “Feeling,” along with the songs from the 5th mini album, for a total of 10 songs.

“Feeling” became the theme song for Japanese animation “Transformer Prime,” and it was made by worldwide artist Boyz Noize, G-Dragon, and TOP.

2NE1’s first Japanese album will have Japanese versions of their hit songs from Korea, plus a bonus track of “Like a Virgin.”

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MBLAQ concludes 4th mini album promotions with a video message to fans

The boys of MBLAQ recently concluded promotions for their fourth mini-album.

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Kim Soo Hyun comments on acting with Han Ga In and miss A’s Suzy

MBC‘s ‘The Moon that Embraces the Sun‘ and KBS 2TV‘s ‘Dream High‘ actor Kim Soo Hyun commented on actresses Han Ga In and miss A‘s Suzy, who are now playing one role in the movie ‘Introduction to Architecture‘.

When asked to reveal how he felt after seeing the film, Kim Soo Hyun replied, “This is a movie about the memories and pains of a first love, but I thought it was a movie that could ‘recharge emotion’. Just like this, I feel like I have recharged my emotion, thanks to (Han) Ga In noona and Suzy.”

Kim Soo Hyun was then asked how he felt about Han Ga In and Suzy in ‘Introduction to Architecture’.

“Switching from a historical role to a modern role, I felt like Ga In noona looked luxurious. She looks classy. In the historical drama, she only wore shabby clothes. She must’ve been pained (laughter). The tone of her acting was different and I enjoyed watching her very much. Because of her, I was able to immerse myself into the movie.”

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Girl groups need to watch out for SHINee’s Taemin?

Recently a ‘Taemin Warning‘ for idol girl groups has come about, and it’s due to SHINee‘s Taemin being ‘prettier than a girl’.

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Experts pick the current “Hottest Stars” in South Korea

Fifty celebrity ‘experts’ recently picked out celebrities who they believed were the current ‘Hottest Stars’. The group of experts include various professional critics such as music, movie, drama, and television officials.

Out of the 50 participants, thirty three experts picked out Kim Soo Hyun. Kim Soo Hyun’s popularity has skyrocketed after his role in MBC‘s ‘The Moon that Embraces the Sun‘.

Big Bang followed behind by a big margin with five votes, while Girls’ Generation and actor Ha Jung Woo were tied for the third spot with just three votes each.

Hottest Stars Full List

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Secret and B.A.P Beach Picture in Singapore

TS Entertainment revealed a picture of Secret and B.A.P together on March 26 through Facebook and Twitter. The two groups are on a sunny beach with big smiles. Everyone is wearing clothes that fit in perfectly with the beach. The picture was taken at the Sentosa island resort in Singapore. (The island resort is renowned for Universal Studios, and Wave House)

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CN Blue Releases “Hey You” MV!

CN Blue has finally released the music video for its newest title song, “Hey You” for the group’s third mini album “Ear Fun.”

The Burning, Lovely, Untouchable, and Emotional members can be seen behind the scenes, seamlessly weaving around everybody from the pizza delivery to the janitor, as they head to the main stage to truly show their skills.

“Ear Fun” will be officially released on March 27, and CN Blue will have its comeback performances on the weekend.

Take a look at the music video below!

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’2012 Paeksang Arts Awards’ releases its list of nominees

Nominees for the ‘2012 Paeksang Arts Awards‘ have finally been revealed!

On March 23rd, the official homepage for the awards ceremony updated with a list of nominations for the film and TV categories that have been the topic of much discussion online.

Check out some of the names below!

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EXO to hold showcases in Korea & China, announces April debut

SM Entertainment’s fresh new faces EXO will hold showcases in both Korea and China. Fans are quite anxious in anticipation as the group has released many teasers but have yet to debut. The agency officially announced the event via their official website and through SNS portals.

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