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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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The ages of YG’s new girl group members garner interest

Ever since photos of YG Entertainment‘s new girl group members have been released, fans have been showing a lot of interest in the group and especially in the members’ young ages.

What they found interesting is that the members revealed so far are all born between 1993 and 1996.

Kim Eunbi is the oldest of the group as she was born in 1993. Kim Eunbi first appeared on ‘Superstar K2‘, and made it to the top 6 with her vocal talent. Another confirmed member is Euna Kim who was born in 1994. She failed to make it to the top 10 of ‘Superstar K3‘, but impressed viewers with her overflowing talent and potential.

The other two mystery girls are actually younger than Kim Eunbi and Euna Kim. The first mystery girl whose name is Jenny Kim was born in ’96, and has been training at YG since a very young age. The second mystery girl was born in ’95, and is garnering interest for her innocent and pretty face.

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B.A.P releases video clip for 100th day anniversary

On May 5th, idol group B.A.P shared a photo commemorating their 100th day since their debut, and now they’ve released special footage for fans as well!

The video clip for their 100th day anniversary was posted on TS Entertainment‘s official Youtube channel today.

Congratulations to B.A.P and their fans, BABY!

Watch B.A.P’s 100th anniversary footage below:

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G-Dragon Was an SME Trainee, Could He Have Been a Member of DBSK?

It was revealed that G-Dragon used to be a trainee with SM Entertainment. That makes one wonder, what if G-Dragon had been a part of DBSK, or even Super Junior? On May 8, Mnet’s “Wide Entertainment News” revealed 8 secrets about celebrities’ pasts.

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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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Big Bang’s Interview for AnAn Magazine 2012 Translation [TRANS]

T.O.P: 
I will only act in romance drama after I know more about love.For now, I’m still lacking in experience.
TOP made a comeback with a shocking mint green hairstyle. What’s your thought for the ‘ALIVE’ album?

“When I wrote the rap lyrics, I was trying my best to do it with honesty and choosing beautiful words. For the Japanese version, I also use gentle words to make sure all listeners regardless of their ages can understand well. For me, this album is the most high quality compared to the other albums. This mint color hair style was decided upon an instinct while producing the album. I confident this hairstyle will match the album concept very well. Changing to this hairstyle, I felt that my characteristic has become more gentle. ”

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Big Bang to promote Korea by saying “Hello”

Big Bang participated in a public campaign to warmly greet foreigners for the year of Visit Korea.

On April 30, Visit Korea Committee reported that Big Bang would appear in the 2012 public campaign advertisement to warmly greet foreigners, titled “Let’s Say Hello First!”

This public campaign advertisement was created in order to improve the image of Korea by warmly greeting foreigners with smiles as over ten million foreigners are visiting Korea nowadays.

In the advertisement, which was shot at Gwanghwamun Square, Big Bang sing a campaign song about how to say hello in different languages.

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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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Pledis Entertainment to debut a 17 member boy group this year

Pledis Entertainment has announced that they will be debuting a grand 17-member male idol group by the end of the year!

Tentatively named ‘Seventeen‘, the group is made up of  17 members averaging 17 year old, who have been trained not only for the domestic market, but specifically for the international market as well. Although they’re being touted as the largest K-Pop group to date, A-Peace holds the title with 21 total members.

Pledis has revealed that they will not be going the standard route of debuting the group in Korea before advancing overseas, but rather debut a group that is ready to promote in Korea, China, and Japan right from the get-go.

After their debut as a group, the boys will be split into units to promote separately in Korea, China, and Japan with promotional tactics tailored to each country.

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G-Dragon’s hair gives him a new character

G-Dragon didn’t get long hair for nothing; he’s really playing the part.

The user of an online community recently uploaded a series of photos titled, ‘G-Dragon Eating Ramen While Holding Back His Hair’. The photos were from the April 23 broadcast of Japan’s popular late-night program Shabekuri 007 on Nihon TV. On the show, Big Bang appeared with an interpreter, but managed to get around in Japanese without the interpreter’s help.

Near the end of the episode, the producers treated the group to ramen from a famous restaurant in Tokyo, and G-Dragon was caught eating while holding back his long hair or covering his mouth when he talked.

To the show, netizens left reactions such as, ‘G-Dragon explodes with femininity! He looks gentler than a girl. It’s funny and cute at the same time’ and ‘Seungri speaks like a native’.

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SHINee’s Taemin voted as cutest young idol by female college students

SHINee‘s Taemin has been voted as the cutest young male idol.

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LEDApple to hold a live concert featuring ‘TOP Band’ winner, Toxic

On May 11th, LEDApple will meet their fans through a live concert, ‘#Now Playing – LEDApple in Seoul Vol.1’, at Sound Holic City in Seoul.

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BANA prepares a special advertisement for B1A4′s first anniversary

Group B1A4‘s special gift that they received from their fans BANA has been drawing attention.

BANA prepared a special advertisement that was shown on a large electronic display in downtown Seoul for the group’s first anniversary.

To congratulate them on their one year anniversary, a 20-second advertisement was shown until midnight of April 24th in 5-minute intervals on the electronic display located at the intersection between a movie theater and a mall in Kangnam.

B1A4 expressed their gratitude to their fans by writing a message on their official fan cafe saying, We are so happy that we have created countless memories with our fans this past year. Thank you for always supporting us and giving us so much love that we don’t deserve.

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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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Internet sensations Sungha Jung and Megan Lee want to work with YG Family

They may seem as different as chalk and cheese, but Korean-American singer Megan Lee and Korean self-taught guitarist Sungha Jung have more than just their love for music in common.

For one, both shot to fame after their videos on video-sharing platform YouTube went viral.

Megan and Sungha were the opening acts for the MFW 2012 yesterday, performing three covers, which included Adele’s Someone Like You and Korean singer Narsha’s I’m In Love.

The duo also shared common interests in their favorite singers — all of whom are from Korean entertainment company YG Entertainment — which should not come as a surprise.

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Actor Kim Soo Hyun compliments miss A Suzy’s acting abilities

During a recent interview, actor Kim Soo Hyun did not hold back his praises for miss A member Suzy‘s acting abilities.

Kim Soo Hyun has risen to top star status after he was recognized for his acting skills and star quality in MBC‘s ‘Moon That Embraces The Sun‘. Recently, the actor was spotted on the streets of Sinsa-dong, Seoul, participating in a photo shoot with star lifestyle magazine, @star1.

On a snowy day in April, @star1 held a solo photo shoot with Kim Soo Hyun. The actor proved his fashionista status, striking various poses with natural facial expressions while pulling off a variety of outfits.

During the interview segment, Kim Soo Hyun was asked about the actresses he’s worked with in the past. He stated,

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Big Bang on ‘MTV World Stage’ to air in 160 countries

Big Bang will be meeting with fans in 160 countries around the world through MTV World Stage-Big Bang Alive before the start of its world tour.

MTV World Stage-Big Bang Alive will air worldwide on May 4. Most of the broadcast will be devoted to the group’s performances of tracks from its fifth mini album Alive.

The performances of Bad Boy, Fantastic Baby and Blue from the group’s Big Bang Alive Tour 2012 held in Seoul in February will be making it into the broadcast, which is expected to effectively draw anticipation from the fans waiting for Big Bang’s world tour to come by their countries.

More performances from Alive and interviews of the members previously revealed through the ‘YG On Air’ service on Naver Music will air alongside the other videos.

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B.A.P. releases comeback teaser image featuring Himchan and Bang Yong Guk

With just 10 days left until their comeback, B.A.P. has finally dropped some clues as to what’s to come with a brand new teaser image featuring Himchan and Bang Yong Guk!

TS Entertainment officially unveiled dates for the group’s comeback yesterday and has updated today with an image of the ’90 line of the group. Pictured screaming at each other against a bright red and neon backdrop, the boys are adorned in body paint that gives off a fierce and savage feel, definitely heightening their powerful images.

More than anything, fans will be happy to see new hair styles, as Himchan has finally let go of the group’s characteristic blonde hair and has gone for a dark black change.

Officials stated, “There are exactly 10 days until the release of the album and their first broadcast. We are now officially beginning their comeback promotions. Slowly, we will be revealing the transformations of B.A.P.”

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Pledis Entertainment to Debut Another Girl Group, Hello Venus

Pledis Entertainment revealed a picture of their latest girl group, Hello Venus, on April 17 through their official website. Hello Venus is After School’s sister band, and one of Pledis Entertainment’s next generation idol groups, alongside their new boy band, NU’EST.

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Block B celebrates their 1 year anniversary since debut with message to fans

Boy group Block B celebrated their 1 year anniversary with messages on their official Daum Fan Cafe. The boys expressed their gratitude to fans with messages and photos of each member on the front page.

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Identity of YG Entertainment’s mystery girl revealed

YG Entertainment‘s mystery girl’s identity has been revealed by the netizen investigators. On April 10th, YG revealed just one picture of the mystery girl, who immediately gained a lot of interest from the netizens.

Netizens have identified the girl in the picture as Jenny Kim(17) from the Netherlands, who was born in 1996. YG confirmed this information and couldn’t hide their surprise when they commented, The name and age are right. She moved abroad when she was very little so we didn’t think her information would be discovered if we shared her picture in Korea.

YG also shared that Jenny Kim is fluent in Korean, English, and Japanese and was chosen to be a trainee by Yang Hyun Suk himself for her talented dancing and singing. She’s been a trainee for several years now.

However, when asked if Jenny Kim is one of the member for the new girl group, YG answered, Nothing has been confirmed yet. As reported previously, when YG put up the blog post about Jenny Kim, it was accompanied by the title, “Who’s That Girl?“. There was no mention of her identity or how and when she would be debuting.

But considering YG’s pattern of taking a long time and producing unexpected promotions for their artists, it seems highly likely that Jenny Kim with her pretty looks, and ability to speak three languages, will be one of the members of the new girl group.

[Update: There seems to be some confusion about whether Jenny Kim is from the Netherlands or Australia, as the Korean news sources have stated Netherlands, while some unconfirmed sources have stated Australia. Stay tuned for the confirmation.]

Source+Picture: Star News via Nate | allkpop


Big Bang’s caricatures– “the seaweed hair is alive”

BIGBANG‘s caricatures have become a hot topic.

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All of Hallyu Wave at One Place: The Hallyu Museum

From K-Pop to drama, everything that supported the ever-growing boom of the Hallyu wave is set to be gathered in one place.

During the second half of this year, Young Jong Do, Incheon, the place that holds Incheon International Airport, will also be the home to the new “Hallyu Museum” that is currently under construction. “Mountain Star” will take part in the construction and production of the Hallyu Museum which will serve to spread and create a positive image of the growing Hallyu Wave.

In order to house as many parts to the phenomenon, the building is planned to be an estimated 7,953.93 square meters so that visitors can fully experience and enjoy the Hallyu culture.

Hallyu Museum’s director, Heo Nam, states, “Hallyu Wave, like the Olympics, has become an important cultural brand that enlightens the people all around the world about South Korea. Therefore, it is only fitting that we create a place where people can come and experience the Hallyu culture, which will now be at the Hallyu Museum.”

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