Sunday, May 22, 2011

Code-V's "Honestly" album has been released!

(These tracks have been previously released but are also included on the album):

source; TheNowKPop

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Boss's Love Bingo PV

DGNA/The Boss's Love Bingo PV

Source Youtube

ohhhhh my goodness so cute!!!

[NEWS] Information About G-Dragon's Injury

[NEWS] Updates on GDragon's injured leg from YGE

It has been revealed that although Big Bang’s G-Dragon has a cast on his leg, it’s not a major injury. On May 16th, a YG Entertainment representative said, “G-Dragon slightly sprained his leg during the c


oncert. It is not a big injury. He is only wearing the half-cast during performances in case the injury might worsen while moving around. It is okay now. There is no need to worry”.

G-Dragon’s injury was made known by a tweet from MBC’s “Infinity Challenge” producer Kim Tae Ho. He tweeted about Big Bang’s Japanese concert, saying, “GD had a light cast on his right foot.”

While that tweet was made in response to a Big Bang fan, his response quickly informed netizens of G-Dragon’s injury.

Big Bang is currently on their “Love & Hope Tour” in Japan, hitting up Osaka, Nagoya, and Chiba.

[NEWS] Infinity Challenge PD tweets about Big Bang and G-Dragon

A fan of Big Bang asked the PD of “Infinity Challenge”, Kim Taeho, about GD’s leg injury because he went to Big Bang’s concert in Japan, he replied to her about his leg and also told a little something Myungsoo said to GD. This was tweeted about 7 hours ago.

@virgo_mono 오늘 지디군 오른쪽 발에 가벼운 깁스 했던데.. 콘서트는 최고였습니다.. 정말 존경스럽더라고요… 명수형이 지드레곤에게 말한대로 “나이가 많다고 내가 형이 아니라, 성공했으니까 네가 내 형이다. 밥사줘라…


Today GD’s right foot was in a cast.. the concert was the best.. he was really an inspiration… Myung Soo hyung said to G-Dragon “Even if my age is a lot higher than yours I’m not your hyung, for working so hard in trying to succeed, you are my hyung. Feed me…”

사실 개인적으로는 한창중이지 않을까 생각했는데, 오늘도 일본 빅뱅콘서트와서 느낀 건, 아직 부족한게, 배워야할 게 너무나 많네요… 그 동안 뭐했나 싶을 정도로… 부단히 공부해야겠습니다….
To be honest I thought about how I’m not fully ready to unfold yet, today at Big Bang’s Japanes


e concert I felt, that I’m still lacking, that I still have a lot to learn… In the meantime doing what I want to do is enough… I will constantly study…

명수형 “지드레곤! 나이가 많다고 내가 형이 아니야…네가 더 성공했으니까 네가 내 형이야… 나이가 무슨 상관있니? 그러니까 밥 한번 사줘라! 형!” ㅎㅎ
Myung Soo hyung said, “G-Dragon! I’m not your hyung just because I’m much older than you… because you work so hard in trying to succeed you’re my hyung…. Do you think age matters? So just feed me for once! Hyung!” he he

[NEWS] YG Choreographer Jae Wook tweets about G-Dragon's Leg Injury

Translation: Jiyong only slightly sprained his ankle and it’s already being treated. Please do not worry. :)

Source: my daily via bigbangupdates, @teoinmbc translated by sammi @ ibigbang, jae wook's twitter (@ganzi78) translated by amanda@ ibigbang + omonatheydidnt


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Thursday, May 12, 2011

BEAST First Full-Length Album to be released on 17th May~ OMO SO EGGCITED I CANT WAIT!


BEAST 1st full-length album ‘Fiction And Fact’
1. The Fact
2. Fiction
3. Back to You
4. You
5. Freeze
6. Virus
7. 불러보지만 (Calling You)
8. 비가 오는 날엔 (On Rainy Days)
9. Lightless (Unplugged Ver.)
10. Fiction (Orchestra Ver.)

BEAST’s sprinting that can’t be stopped!
The first official album [Fiction and Fact]

Selling out their first solo concert at scary speed, BEAST, who had made their spot as the strong forces in KPOP is returning with an official first album. Not just in Korea, but this is the comeback album that fans all over Asia have been waiting for. [Fiction and Fact]

The album intro song ‘The Fact’ is the song that leads a smooth introduction to the main track ‘Fiction’ and the deep emotions can be sensed from the song. Like the title many people don’t want to accept ‘The Fact’ of their breakup, the album moves straight into ‘Fiction’. ‘Fiction’ is different from the strong beat and sound that BEAST originally has and it is the type of a song with a focus on the melody and lyrics. The lyrics express the wanting to write a novel in order to display hardships as one faces realizing the pain of a breakup. This is heightened with an addictive piano reef making the song a sad story. Also, in order to express the overwhelming emotions of the song ‘Fiction’, BEAST had also included an orchestra version of the song. 
The song ‘Back to You’ with an attractive rising melody is expected to receive a lot of love from the fans. Other the luxurious performance songs on the album, the pop ballad song ‘Calling You’ show off the colors of the member’s voices , ‘On the Day Rain Falls’ was actually recorded on a raining day so that the members can full express their young emotions, the song ‘You’ is fully of happiness. The song ‘Virus’ that encompasses Electronic Dubstep and Black R&B make the album even better to listen too.

In particular, since it is their first official album, many surprises can be found, including the song, ‘Freeze’ which has been written, composed, and edited my Yong Junhyung as a special gift to the fans. Also the ‘Lightless’ Unplugged version that had received hotly response from the fans had also been in included in the album adding even more value to it. 

WHOO! 2NE1 Beast and MissA with releases~~

Beast - Rainy Days

Miss A - Love Alone

2NE1 - Lonely

SS501’s Heo Young Saeng makes his solo debut with a dance track, “Let It Go”

Friday, May 6, 2011

X-5’s Haewon is fluent in three foreign languages.

In an interview with Sports ChosunX-5’s Haewon revealed that he’s fluent in three foreign languages.
Born in 1991, he boasts a tall height of 186 cm, and has handsome looks to boot. There’s more behind that pretty face, though, as it was discovered that he’s fluent in Russian, English, and Japanese.
Haewon explained, “My father’s a diplomat so I lived in Ukraine from my sixth year of elementary school till my third year of junior high. I can freely speak in Russian and English thanks to the experience. I’ve recently picked up Japanese for our Japanese advancement.”
The other members of X-5 added, “We once had to shoot a video in English for an international media outlet. The rest of us just greeted the camera and left everything else up to Haewon. He’s got a bit of a Russian accent, but he’s still really good.”

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

X-5 selected as ‘power rookies’ by “Inkigayo” magazine


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Thanks to the attention their debut has been garnering, X-5 was chosen as the ‘power rookie’ of the month for the May edition of SBS’s “Inkigayo” magazine.

In celebration of the feat, the five members took part in a special photoshoot and interview that showed off their charms both individually and as a group. “Inkigayo” commented, “Despite the fact that they have model-like heights and handsome looks, they don’t rely on that at all and opt instead to show their power and charisma through their unique performance style. They’re a ‘poker faced rookie’ that is worthy of attention.”
X-5 showed their determination by adding, “We will work hard to become a group that can stand at the top of the world.”
Readers of the magazine commented, “I overlooked them thinking they were just rookies, so it was nice to be able to get an in-depth view of who they are”, and “They’re worthy of being chosen as power rookies. I’m already looking forward to their future promotions.”


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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

JYJ's Park Yoochun Hospitalized

JYJ’s Park Yoochun (Micky Yoochun) was hospitalized because of acute enteritis.
An individual who is associated with Park Yoo Chun’s agency told Newsen through a phone interview “On April 25th Park Yoo Chun was complaining about abdominal pain and therefore was taken to the emergency room. He currently has acute enteritis and is hospitalized. He has pushed back his drama filming schedule and is resting.”
The person continued, “Park Yoo Chun is currently filming the MBC drama ‘Ripley.’ We believe his immune system was weakened because of his drama filming and concerts that made him go overseas and back.”
Currrently the plan is to release Park Yoochun after observing his condition. He will rest at home and this coming weekend he will continue filming the drama “Ripley.” 
For individuals that do not know much about JYJ, Dong Bang Shin Ki has broken up into two seperate groups. JYJ also recently had legal issues with SM Entertainment, and the court battles ended with SM Entertainment having to pay fines for interference in the past, and also for any interferences in the future.


Saturday, April 23, 2011

Block B on Music Core with 'Freeze'

if there is any thing great about this song, its definitely the catchy tune and rapper Zico who's been making headlines for his rapping skills.

but one cant help but point out how similar their styles are to various other artistes. Its been raving how Zico omhps the rapping parts with style - like Beast's Rapper JunHyung (FYI there can only be ONE JunHyung- im a great bias here). Strangely, the 2 main rappers of Block B also reminds me of GD and TOP, no offense to those who are biases of GD and TOP. But its kinda slap in the face for a group managed by ChoPD since he made it open that he thinks GD is a poser. So yea, how ironic. (:

nonetheless i do like the song, its catchy, but i cant bear to see how unoriginal it seems/appears to be. No offense yeap?

though im impressed by the fact that the album is completely produced by Zico and Kyung - for rookies, their pretty good.  so i do look forward to more of their works (:

B1A4 Debut stage on Music Core

finally their debut stage~ B1A4 begun their promotions through a series of webtoons - first in the industry to promote their group in this manner. Known for their manhwa characteristics, B1A4 performed their debut song 'OK'.

beautiful moob king seulong in some magazines

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Friday, April 22, 2011

X-5 debuts on Music Bank!

Open World Entertainment’s new boyband, ‘X-5‘, finally made their long-awaited debut on today’s episode of “Music Bank” with “Don’t Put On An Act“!
With a title track produced by hip hop’s big daddy, ‘Rhymer‘, the boys showcased an excellent performance that utilized the song’s electro hip hop rhythm for an engaging and complex choreography while also rapping about the betrayal of love alongside a synth rhythm.
Check out their debut stage which also includes “Fantasy”!

cr akp

MBLAQ takes over ‘chaku uta’ chart + single jacket covers and tracklist revealed

The powerful, bad boy aura of Korean idol group MBLAQ is quickly enveloping Japan, as G.O, Seung Ho, Lee Joon, Thunder, and Mir prepare to make their mark in one of the world’s largest music industries with their debut on May 4th.

The group is already well on their way to a promising debut. After releasing their title track, “Your Luv“, in ‘chaku uta’ form on April 19thMBLAQ propelled themselves to the #1 spot in just a few hours.

how do your oppas and unnies pay for their qt clothes and knockoff designer purses?

 How Do Idol Group Members Get Paid?
With the plethora of idol groups out there on the scene, one can't help but wonder: how much money do these "kids" make? Sure they gain popularity through their respective groups, but it's a known fact that each and every member isn't given the same amount of attention and gigs. And let's say we focus on just one group member. Do they get to keep the money that they themselves worked for? Or do they have to split it among their other group members?

Let's use Nickhun of 2PM as an example. He shoots an ice cream commercial here in Korea, followed by a beverage commercial shoot over in Thailand. Then he returns to Korea and does some appearances on variety shows, only to then star in a TV drama. Out of all those jobs, what will Nickhun be able to keep as pay? Well, the ice cream commercial in Korea will be equally divided among the five other 2PM members. However, Nickhun will be able to keep all of the pay from the Thailand commercial shoot. Variety program appearances also get divvied up among the others, though the drama pay will be pocketed by Nickhun entirely. This is according to the initial contracted agreement among the six members and JYP Entertainment. Nickhun must split everything with the exception of drama roles and jobs in his homeland, Thailand. Six members may seem like a lot, but what about some of the other idol groups out there with 9 members? 10? 13? The matter of pay presents a very complicated situation.

JYP along with CUBE Entertainment follow the equal pay distribution system. The explanation from a JYP official: "If a member gets some individual work, it's because he's ultimately a member of the respective idol group." Therefore, the pay should be equally divided among the people who make the group possible; all of the people. These days, Lee Gi-gwang of BEAST and Hyuna of 4minute get more solo gigs than their other members, yet their pay is still shared among all of them.

However, there are more entertainment agencies that follow another system. The system of taking home what you yourself earned. For example, SM Entertainment, which is known to multi-task its entertainers. Some of its popular groups feature one or two members that are more popular than the rest. Prime examples being Yoona or Taeyeon of Girls Generation or Kim Hee-chul or Lee-teuk of Super Junior. One entertainment official even divulged, "Because the difference in pay between the highest paid Super Junior member and the lowest paid Super Junior member is so big, their vibe [together] is a bit weird."

In the case of Pledis Entertainment, the name behind After School which features UEE and Park Gahi or Core Contents Media which backs T-ara, the group boasting Eun-jung and Ji-yeon, each member also keeps what they earn. However, whenever the stars feature on variety programs, Core Contents Media gets to keep the entire pay. The company sees this as justified because appearances on variety programs are to promote the group's album anyway. Also, the pay per episode isn't even that much so it's not like the girls are taking that big of a hit.

So which way is the "better" system? One entertainment insider explained, "Whether you do it this way or that way, there's bound to be complaints. In the case of splitting the pay, members with more active schedules have the most complaints. As for systems where each member gets to keep their own pay, the less popular members [with less work] has the most complaints. There's a reason behind the fact that idol groups form easily and break up easily."

source kbsworld


manner of splitting solo activity earnings:JYPE: divided pay or individual pay, depending
CUBE: divided pay
SME: individual pay
Pledis: individual pay
Core: individual pay, but Core keeps all earnings from variety shows

More photos of new nugu group B1A4 being cute

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X-5 Member Profiles

X5 XENOS Album Info

Thursday, April 21, 2011


Finally, decent news plus videos from their showcase.. Still hunting for pictures, when i do find it, i will post it under cut (:

On April 20, rookie group X-5 successfully debuted through their showcase at Gangnam-Apgujeong, Seoul. Their first single XENOS is named after the group themselves.
The X in X-5 stands for Xenos, which means a foreigner in Greek. Fittingly, all the members come from a different region or state.

Park Bom - Don't Cry [MV]

B1A4 reveals MV for debut title track, “OK” + mini album

WM Entertainment’s new boyband, ‘B1A4‘, has been headlining for their unique webtoons concept, which later opened up to individual member teasers that aimed to showcase the charms of the group.
After much anticipation, the group has finally unveiled the music video of their debut title track, “OK“.
Check it out below, including tracks from their first mini album, “Let’s Fly“:

Brown Eyed Girls to make their comeback in June

It’s been almost two years since the Brown Eyed Girls released their hit tracks,”Abracadabra” and “Sign“, and their fans are becoming impatient for news on their comeback.
Addressing the requests for updates, Nega Network replied, “The girls are working heavily on their album preparations at the moment. The earliest they’ll be making their comeback is around the end of June.”
Although they’ve had a long hiatus, the members have been busy with individual activities, like withGa-In’s solo as well as her small screen activities with “We Got Married” and “All My Love.” Narshaalso made a solo debut, while Jea and Miryo have been busy with photoshoots and track productions.
Nega Network continued, “It’s taking longer than we thought for their album. We’ve recorded over 15 tracks, but none of them came out the way we wanted them to, so we trashed everything. Even if their next album is delayed a bit, we’d rather fill it with tracks we’re satisfied with.”
They added, “It won’t be easy to overtake the fame of ‘Abracadabra’, but the members are determined to do better. We had no option but to give up everything they’ve recorded up to this point.”
Source: Sports Chosun via Nate and akp

SS501’s Heo Young Saeng postpones solo debut due to an injury

SS501′Heo Young Saeng was originally scheduled to make his solo debut on April 28th, but plans have been pushed back after he sustained an injury during rehearsals.
B2M Entertainment reported, “Heo Young Saeng was practicing his choreography in the training room on the night of the 19th. He injured the back of his hand and was immediately rushed to the hospital. Test results showed that his hand has a ruptured ligament (desmorrhexis) and a fracture that will take five weeks to heal. He’s currently hospitalized and is awaiting further results.”
Due to the sudden injury, all of the schedules for his solo promotions have been postponed.
His representative added, “Mentally, Heo Young Saeng is extremely upset over the fact that he must push back on his promise with his fans. He’s determined to push forward with a cast if it’s possible, so we’ll be discussing release dates as soon as he is discharged.”
Source: Star News via Nate and akp