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JYP Entertainment releases album cover + track list for JJ Project’s upcoming album, ‘Bounce’

Rookie group JJ Project will be making their first impression with their new album ‘Bounce‘ on May 21st, and JYP Entertainment has released the official track list and album cover ahead of their debut!

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YG Entertainment’s upcoming girl group seems to parallel 2NE1?

YG Entertainment recently revealed yet another ‘mystery girl’.

On May 11th, YG Entertainment released a video teaser featuring a potential member of the agency’s upcoming girl group on the YG-Life Blog. The new mystery girl seems to have outstanding dancing skills and, according to reports by media and fans, is rumored to be a 16-year-old half Caucasian and half Korean trainee from Thailand.

With three ‘mystery girls’ in total, including Kim Eunbi and Euna Kim, who were already known to the public through Mnet‘s ‘Superstar K‘, it seems like the members and overall structure of the new upcoming group shows several similarities to 2NE1, who made a powerful and impacting debut into the Korean music industry in 2009.

First, despite her young age of only 17, Kim Eunbi was one of the Top 6 finalists in 2010′s ‘Superstar K2‘. Many are anticipating that she will most likely be the main vocal or the ‘Park Bom‘ of this new group. During the second season of ‘Superstar K’, Eunbi showed her quirky and honest personality that captured the hearts of many male fans, which seems similar to 2NE1 Park Bom’s four-dimensional and dorky personality.

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INFINITE releases tracklist & previews for mini-album ‘INFINITIZE’

It looks like INFINITE has returned and is ready to go for their latest comeback, as the group has just released the tracklist for their third mini-album, ‘INFINITIZE‘!

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Heo Young Saeng releases teaser images for his ‘SOLO’ comeback

After announcing his second solo comeback yesterday, SS501‘s Heo Young Saeng is back with new teaser images!

The countdown for his second mini-album, ‘SOLO‘, has begun with a relese date set for May 22nd. Fans all over the world are already sharing their excitement and anticipation for his return through social network services.

‘SOLO’ has been revealed to be the complete production of Heo Young Saeng himself, having participated in the overall planning process and even its production. He’s looking to step up from an idol to an artist by having his name credited as the co-producer.

His title track, “Crying“, is described to be a medium pop R&B track about a man’s wish for his ex-lover to return.

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Members of JYPE’s JJ Project confirmed

Earlier, JYP Entertainment had released a new mysterious teaser, informing the public on an upcoming group “JJ Project“. Although many had already assumed JJ to stand for JB and Jr., the details had not been confirmed until now.

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INFINITE reveals group teaser photo

After unveiling their new track, “Only Tears“, the boys of INFINITE have now shared a group teaser photo on their official homepage.

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Music industry insiders speculate that YG’s new girl group will debut in September

YG Entertainment‘s new girl group has been garnering a lot of interest among K-pop fans even before their debut. Every time YG released a new photo of a potential girl group member, the reveals immediately ranked #1 on various portal sites. This has left fans to naturally question when their actual debut will be.

YG has currently revealed 4 potential members so far, with 2 members confirmed for the girl group. Similar to 2NE1‘s debut in 2009, YG has been very careful in the way they release information about the debut of their new artists. The agency has kept their mouth shut on any information concerning the members of the new girl group and their debut, always offering the vague answer of “nothing has been confirmed yet”.

Despite the vague answers and lack of details, there are rumors within the music industry that YG’s new girl group is set to debut in the coming fall around September.

On May 8th insiders in the music industry revealed to Star News, YG always meticulously prepares and shows their unique marketing strategy before a group’s debut. Just because they revealed some information about the new members does not mean they will publicly reveal this group right away. Producing the perfect song that matches with the new girl group’s style and image will take at least a couple of months. When you look at this from multiple perspectives, there is a great possibility that this new girl group will debut around September. This prediction also takes into account that YG has previously mentioned that the debut of the group will take place within this year.”

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JB & JR to officially debut? JYP Entertainment reveals teaser for “JJ Project”

JYP Entertainment has revealed the teaser to their “JJ Project“.

On May 8th at 12:00AM (KST), JYP Entertainment launched a new website for the “JJ Project” at jjproject.jype.com along with an official Facebook Page and YouTube Channel. Additionally, a teaser video for the 1st Single Album “Slot Machine” was also revealed.

Although there’s no official word, one could assume that JJ could stand for JB and JR from Dream High 2.

Check out the teaser below!

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INFINITE to release single “Only Tears” ahead of ‘INFINITIZE’?

On May 5th (KST), INFINITE‘s official website unveiled possible plans for the release of the single “Only Tears” ahead of their third mini album ‘INFINITIZE‘.

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YG Entertainment shares a new picture of a potential member of their upcoming girl group

YG Entertainment has released a new picture of an unnamed lady through their official YG-Life blog!

On May 4th, the blog uploaded a charming black and white photo of a girl, presumably to be included in the company’s upcoming girl group. Last month, the blog released a picture of Jenny Kim, and following in the same format, no further details are released aside from the title of “Who’s that girl?”

When asked whether she is a trainee joining their new girl group, representatives stated, “There is nothing confirmed yet.”

The blog has been consistently updating on their trainees, with previous practice videos of Kim Eunbi and Euna Kim, along with a ‘Mystery Girl’ photo of Kim Jenny.

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INFINITE’s new album to be titled ‘INFINITIZE’?

After revealing the release date of their comeback, INFINITE has now released the name of their new album.

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B.A.P.’s Bang Yong Guk discusses the differences between “Power” and “Warrior”

Having returned with a strong new comeback track titled “Power“, the boys of B.A.P. have been making their rounds on the first week of comeback stages.

After ‘Music Core‘, leader Bang Yong Guk sat down with reporters to share his thoughts on the group’s comeback.

Bang Yong Guk began, “It’s not something we’ve been preparing for a long time for, but we did work really hard to show improvement for our fans. This album is extremely meaningful for us in that way.”

He continued, “Compared to our debut track, ‘Warrior‘, our choreography has gotten a lot more fierce. We probably rehearsed longer for ‘Power’ than ‘Warrior’ since there were a lot of complex, detailed moves we had to pay attention to. And since the choreography gets violent at times, the members would bump into each other often. It hurt a lot, but it was really fun.”

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Big Bang’s staying power, “Fantastic Baby” in Top 10 on music charts for 10 consecutive weeks

Big Bang once again proves that they are the kings of K-Pop.

Their fifth mini-album ‘ALIVE‘ has been acknowledged for its strong staying power, as “Fantastic Baby” still remains on the charts 10 weeks after its release. ”Fantastic Baby” is #8 on Melon, #9 on Mnet.com and #10 on Olleh Music.

Representatives from the music industry remarked, “In the music market, new albums get shuffled around and the life span of songs on music charts are extremely short. There are many songs that seize the #1 spot in real time, but there are very few that remain within the Top 10 for more than 2 weeks.”

“Big Bang’s long 2-month run is truly a rare sight,” they continued.

Big Bang’s hits “Blue“, “Fantastic Baby”, “Bad Boy“, “Ain’t No Fun“, and “Love Dust” all ranked within the Top 10 on the various Korean music sites.

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Will YG Entertainment’s new girl group be like Girls’ Generation or 2NE1?

Earlier this year, YG Entertainment caused a big storm in the media when it announced that it was preparing for the debut of a new girl group. Since YG serves as a home to worldwide K-pop stars such as Big Bang, 2NE1, Se7en, Tablo, and more, it came as no surprise that the group would garner massive attention.

The announcement that the group would feature more than 7 members caused a firestorm of comparisons to industry established groups such as Girls’ Generation, as well as T-ara and After School, groups which recently saw the expansion of members to 9. In addition to theses comparisons, much debate is held over the stylistic and artistic direction of the group in relation to the much celebrated YG girl group, 2NE1.

While YG is currently mum on the details of the group, it is certain that the group will feature two previous ‘Superstar K‘ contestants, Kim Eun Bi and Euna Kim. Furthermore, the unexpected photo release of mystery girl Jenny Kim of the Netherlands added to the rising anticipation for the group. Industry veterans have made the analysis that this steady flow of unannounced leaks is YG Entertainment’s way of gauging the public response in order to better determine and formulate the characteristics of the group.

When 2NE1 made their debut, the public response was no less than explosive. With an energetic shout of “Nolza!“, the fearsome four swept the charts with a combination of melodic and addictive sounds with powerful performances.

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Block B releases teaser for “Close My Eyes” + ‘Welcome to the Block Repackage’!

Block B has just released a teaser for “Close My Eyes” to announce their upcoming repackaged version of the group’s highly successful second album, ‘Welcome to the Block‘.

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B.A.P. releases new mini album + MV for “POWER”!

B.A.P.‘s new mini-album + MV for ‘POWER‘ has been released.

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B.A.P releases new comeback teaser image of Youngjae and Jongup

With their comeback just around the corner, TS Entertainment has finally revealed a new image teaser featuring the last two members of B.A.P,Youngjae and Jongup!

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DSP Boyz’ official name revealed to be ‘A-JAX’

After unveiling each of the seven members over the course of a week, DSP Media has finally unveiled the official group name of their newest boy group, referred to as DSP Boyz until recently.

DSP Boyz’ official group name has been decided on ‘A-JAX‘, in reference to the mythological Greek hero that helped bring victory to the Greeks during the Trojan War. Just like their mythological reference, the group has set out to stand as the hero in the cutthroat idol competition in the music industry”.

A-JAX is composed of seven members including Hyeongkon, Jaehyung, Yunyoung, Hyojun, Sungmin, Seungyub, and Seungjin, and is a group that is said to possess the visuals as performance skills.

A-JAX will be starring in their own reality show ‘Making the Star – DSP Boyz’, prior to debut on April 24th, before making their debut in May.

Source + Photo: TVDaily | allkpop


B.A.P. releases MV trailer for “POWER”

B.A.P. is back!

After leaving quite the impression on the K-pop scene with their debut track ”Warrior”, the 6 boys of B.A.P. will be making a comeback with their sophomore single “POWER“.

After unleashing a teaser for “POWER”, they’ve now revealed the MV trailer. The trailer shows the boys in a doomsday scenario in a desolate landscape. You can also hear the chant, “We got the Power“. While not much of the song is revealed, the brand new concept will be sure to captivate fans and the like once more.

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New photo of B.A.P’s Bang Yongguk and Himchan revealed


Prior to the release of B.A.P‘s comeback on April 27th, B.A.P members Bang Yongguk and Himchan have released new photos of themselves, giving fans a clear look at their new hair color, and getting crowned as “Namshin-dols,” or beautiful faced idols.

On April 20th, B.A.P released the first music video teaser for their 2nd single, “Power,” soon after revealing the member’s image teasers. The teaser has made fans highly anticipate their comeback, and the new photos of the grunge-looking Bang Yongguk and Himchan have excited fans yet again.

Both males are seen wearing worn and torn up outfits with tattoos painted underneath their shirts, showing BABYs (B.A.P fans) the group’s radical transformation from “Warrior.”

Bang Yongguk and Himchan have both changed their hair colors from their blonde to light purple and black hair respectively. It has also been reported that Himchan has lost 5 kilograms in preparation of their comeback, which can be seen through his slimmer face.
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B1A4 to debut in Japan with “Beautiful Target” in June

Five member boy group B1A4 will be making their Japanese debut with the release of their first single in June.

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Streets of Japan covered with INFINITE’s ‘Be Mine’ promos

INFINITE is off to a great start with the release of their second Japanese single, ‘Be Mine‘!

On April 18th, the boys landed second on the Oricon daily singles chart on the day of its release and is still securely in second place as of the 19th. The boys were beat out by Mr. Children, a group that is considered Japan’s national group, so the feat is still a remarkable one for INFINITE.

Large LED screens featuring INFINITE’s pictures are also being displayed around the streets of Tokyo. Shibuya also has four LED screens in addition to promotional trucks running through the city, making it look as if Japan is quite literally covered in INFINITE.

Their success shouldn’t be too much of a surprise considering the boys swept the pre-order charts with all three versions of their single coming in at #1, #2, and #3 on Tower Records‘ daily sales chart, and Japan’s biggest music website, ‘music.jp‘, where the boys ranked all three of their songs on the weekly albums chart in the top three.

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B.A.P. releases comeback image teaser with Youngjae and Daehyun

B.A.P. has finally unveiled their final image teaser featuring members Daehyun and Youngjae!

Over the past week, the group has been releasing teaser images in pairs with their new hair styles, or colors for some of them, and Daehyun and Youngjae are the final two to complete the round. Don’t get too comfy yet, though, as TS Entertainment has revealed that there will also be a teaser video release tomorrow on April 20th!

As traditional of teasers, the video will give a brief preview of what fans can expect from their upcoming album.

Youngjae’s definitely gone for the most dramatic hair style change out of the group by shaving off the sides for a wispy, blonde mohawk look.

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U-KISS reveals teaser image for their new mini-album, ‘DORADORA’

With the release of their new album just days away, idol group U-KISS has revealed a new teaser image.

On April 19th, the group’s label NH Media announced U-KISS’ comeback via their official Facebook and Twitter pages by sharing the the main image of the boys 6th mini-album, ‘DORADORA‘.

Fans were surprised upon seeing the image, as the boys’ new doll-like appearance is completely different from the fierce and masculine look they have displayed until now.

What drew attention is the way the boys’ unique fashion style made them look unified as a group, but each member was able to still bring out his own individuality and charm.

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