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October 25, 2012

Rookie group EXCITE receives attention for debut single ‘Try Again’

Penta ENC‘s idol group EXCITE is garnering much attention with their debut single ‘Try Again‘.

After EXCITE released their three-track debut single and MV teaser on October 22, the group became the most searched on various portal sites.

With both versions of their new music videos (drama and dance version) achieving more than 20,000 views, many have already listed EXCITE as a potential rookie group who will make it big.

Rookie group EXCITE releases debut single ‘Try Again’

EXCITE, another new rookie group hoping to leave their mark on the industry, has just released their three-track debut single, ‘Try Again‘.

The group had previously released two music videos for their title track “Try Again” which the group has already been promoting on music programs. Now EXCITE has released the other two tracks on their single, a short Intro track and “Let us just…“.

EXCITE is Penta Entertainment‘s first male idol group, and is made up of members Seunguk, Minhoo, Sihyuk, Beat, and Tae.G. In a recent interview, the group explained that they were against the ‘mysterious’ and far-from-reach concept that boy groups often take to look cool and plans to instead be warm and friendly to get closer with their fans.

EXCITE ditches the mysterious concepts to be a warm and friendly group

Five member rookie boy group EXCITE recently released their debut music video for “Try Again earlier this month.

The boys, who all stand at an average height of 180 cm, explained that their name was an expression of the excitement that can be brought about with good music and a high quality performance.

EXCITE’s agency explained, “Since the planning stages for the group, we put the utmost focus on their music as well as fitting the characters of each of the members into the current trends. We created a style that is completely unique to EXCITE.”

The group is against the ‘mysterious’ and far-from-reach concept that boy groups often take to look cool and plans to instead be warm and friendly to get closer with their fans.

EXCITE will kick off official promotions starting October 22nd.

Source + Photos: Chosun via Naver

Rookie group EXCITE releases music videos for “Try Again”

EXCITE, another new rookie group hoping to leave their mark on the industry, will finally be releasing their album after gaining attention with their participation on Brown Eyed GirlsGa In‘s ‘Fashion King‘ reality series.

The group originally intended to release their debut album back in July but due to issues, the date had been pushed back.

Ahead of its release, the five member boy group, has revealed their music videos for “Try Again“, showcasing their talents through the drama version as well as the dance version.

EXCITE is Penta Entertainment‘s first male idol group, and is made up of members Seunguk, Minhoo, Sihyuk, Beat, and Tae.G.

LUNAFLY covers Bruno Mars’s “The Lazy Song”

Nega Network‘s 3-member rookie group LUNAFLY, who made their debut with “How Nice Would It Be“, has released a footage of their cover of Bruno Mars‘s hit song, “The Lazy Song“.

The three members show off their musical talent as they play and sing along to the song, which they’ve reinterpreted to fit their style.

100% releases “Still Again” MV

TOP Media‘s 100% have released their music video for “Still Again“!

Comprised of Minwoo, Rokhyun, Jonghwan, Hyukjin, Chanyong, Sanghoon, and Changbum, 100% debuted with their album WE, 100% and title track “Bad Boy” this past September.

The members of 100% themselves participated in the production of the “Still Again” music video. The MV tells the story of six schoolboys trying to seduce a girl, played by Hyukjin, with a strong personality. In the credits, Jonghwan is listed as director, Minwoo as assistant director, Chanyong and Sanghoon as writers, while Changbum and Rokhyun are credited as stylists.

Chinese-Korean idol group TimeZ unveils “Hooray for Idols” MV

After releasing their debut single and holding their debut performance on ‘M! Countdown‘, TimeZ has finally unveiled the music video for their song “Hooray for Idols“.

As mentioned previously, CJ E&M and Chinese agency Super Jet Entertainment combined forces to produce the new Chinese-Korean idol group. TimeZ is made up of 4 Chinese members and 2 Korean members: Mao Ruo YiLiu Guan XiKim Seong HwanTian Yi Chen, Lee Hyeong Joo, and Kong Shu Hang.

Woollim Entertainment reveals mysterious photos featuring INFINITE’s L, Sungyeol, and Sunggyu

Before the unveiling of the mysterious video teaser asking “What’s the next big thing?“, Woollim Entertainment has also released a few mysterious photos as well, leaving fans to wonder if there may be a connection between the new video teaser and the photos.

On the 24th, the agency posted a picture of INFINITE‘s Sunggyu with the comment, “October 24th, 2012 Wednesday. We’re back with the photo you waited for! The main character of the photo is Sunggyu!! Have a good day and look forward to tomorrow’s photo!

This comes after the previous tweets the agency posted on the 22nd and 23rd featuring pictures of members L and Sungyeol.

They wrote with L’s picture, “October 22nd, 2012 Monday Spend an enjoyable afternoon with INFINITE’s L’s picture! Starting from today, for a week, look forward to the members’ pictures that will be revealed one by one ^ㅡ^“. 

With Sungyeol’s photo, they wrote, “October 23rd, 2012 Tuesday is Sungyeol’s photo! It got really cold after it rained yesterday ^^ Everyone, be careful of colds and look forward to tomorrow’s photo ^^”

What is intriguing is that each member is holding up a sign each with a different syllable. L’s says “Na” while Sungyeol’s says “Neung”, and Sunggyu’s reads “Dae”. So far, the letters mean nothing, but fans are looking forward to completing the phrase with all 7 members.

What do you think these letters could mean?

A-PRINCE’s debut MV

Today (October 24th, 2012), the A-PRINCE members are recording their debut music video. A staff member of NEW PLANET Entertainment shared the following behind the scenes pictures of the music video shooting.

credits: NEW PLANET Entertainment’s producer
Source: Twitter account of NEW PLANET Entertainment’s producer


Another picture of A-PRINCE’s debut MV shooting

Here is another picture of A-PRINCE’s shooting for the music video of their debut song “Hello”.

credits: NEW PLANET Entertainment

October 24, 2012

LUNAFLY Members Profile

LUNAFLY is an acoustic all male trio under Nega Network. The members are all good singers and mostly composed or took part on composing their songs. They first debuted with their self-composed track “Super Hero” on early September 2012 and then they released another Single Album with 3 tracks later that month.

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Stage Name: Sam
Real Name: Sam Carter
Birthdate: October 14, 1987
Height: 179cm
Position: Leader, Singer, Guitarist
Additional Skills: Composing
Official Twitter:
-He is half Korean-half British
-He auditioned in MBC’s Star Audition 2: Birth of a Great Star
-Former soccer player
-Performed a duet song with popular youtuber Megan Lee

Stage Name: Teo
Birthdate: December 7, 1993
Height: 185cm
Position: Singer, Drummer, Pianist
Skills: Piano, Bass, Percussion and Composing
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Stage Name: Yun
Real Name: Han Seung Yun
Birthdate: January 14, 1994
Height: 179cm
Position: Singer, Guitarist, Maknae
Skills: Composing, being Lay’s doppleganger
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[UPDATE] LUNAFLY reveals ‘Balcony Live’ performance of “How Nice Would it Be” & covers of “Price Tag”, “Baby”

LUNAFLY has revealed footage of their ‘Balcony Live‘ performance of “How Nice Would It Be“.

The trio held their live performance at Dal.Komm Coffee (Sweet Coffee) on the 23rd. Dal.Komm Coffee representatives previously commented, “We are launching a ‘Balcony Live’ project in which talented musicians will perform at ‘Dal.Komm Coffee’ locations all over the nation with the unique theme of coffee and music at no charge. ‘Dal.Komm Coffee’ is currently distinguishing itself by implementing marketing strategies utilizing music to capture the attention of customers.”

Check out LUNAFLY’s live performance of “How Nice Would It Be” and their covers of Jessie J‘s “Price Tag” and Justin Bieber‘s “Baby“ below.

SM Entertainment throws a star-studded ‘SMTOWN Celebrity Party’

SM Entertainment recently threw a ‘SMTOWN Celebrity Party‘ and released several photos from the star-studded event through their official SMTOWN twitter, which they recently opened up.

The photos show newly added SM C&C recruits Kim Ha Neul, Jang Dong Gun, and Shin Dong Yup enjoying a night out with SHINee, TVXQ, Girls’ Generation, Super Junior, Kangta, and Kim Min Jong. SM’s very own Lee Soo Man was also present at the event to give his greetings. Friendly snapshots from the party left fans excited to see more interactions between the old and the new SM labelmates.

‘HEAD’ reveals new CFs featuring B2ST

Sports brand ‘HEAD‘ has released new CFs of B2ST, who have partnered up with them to promote their fall winter collection.

The new CFs feature two versions including a “black” version as well as a “white”. The black version features members Junhyung, Kikwang, and Dongwoon, while the white version is made up of members Hyunseung, Doojoon, and Yoseob.

MYNAME unveils full PV for “What’s Up”

After making their debut in Korea and in Japan with “Message”, MYNAME will be releasing a new Japanese single “What’s Up” in November.

Ahead of the album’s release, the group has released the full PV for the track showcasing their new looks and new sound.

“What’s Up” will be released on  November 21st.

MBLAQ, 2PM, and F.T. Island prove their friendship

MBLAQ, 2PM, and F.T. Island proved their friendship.

On October 23rd, F.T. Island’s Hongki tweeted a photo of 11 members from the various groups along with the words, “Where do you think I am?“. The photo showed MBLAQ’s G.O and Seungho, 2PM’s Junho, Chansung, Jun.K, Taecyeon, and Wooyoung, along with F.T. Island’s Hongki, Jaejin, Jonghoon, and Minhwan.

The idol members seem to be at a banquet hall of some kind, and are dressed casually. Most of them are shooting bright smiles and peace signs at the camera and are huddled tightly close together, showing off their friendship. 

Fans who saw the photo said, “I want to be there too“, “Who took the photo?“, and “Why did you guys meet up?

Source: Hongki’s Twitter

Block B’s Zico and P.O become MCs for ‘The Show’

Block B‘s Zico and P.O have been appointed as MCs for SBS MTV‘s ‘The Show‘.

‘The Show’ is a new form of music show in which popular singers put on a stage with a different theme each week. Zico and P.O have successfully completed their first filming on October 22nd.

The two expressed, “We were very happy because we had our comeback, and then were told we would be MCs. We want to work harder to be good to the fans that love us. I hope you keep following Block B’s activities.

‘The Show’ previously had BTOB‘s Minhyuk and Sungjae, SECRET‘s Hyosung and f(x)‘s Luna, along with B.A.P‘s Himchan and Girl’s Day‘s Hyeri as MCs.


Woollim Entertainment to release new artist next month?

Just moments ago, Woollim Entertainment‘s official YouTube channel uploaded an ambiguous teaser for fans.

The teaser shows the various artists of Woollim including Nell, Baby Soul, INFINITE, Tasty, and then it ends with the words “What is the Next Big Thing?” along with the date of November 2012.

Some fans are interpreting this to be a sign of a new artist from Woollim debuting next month while others think it could be a family concert of some sorts.

MBLAQ’s Thunder and Mir spotted at ‘Seoul Fashion Week’

MBLAQ‘s Thunder and Mir were recently spotted attending fashion shows during ‘2012 S/S Seoul Fashion Week‘ at the Yongsandong War Memorial.
Thunder and Mir were seen attending designer Song Hye Myung‘s fashion show with Thunder even modeling on the runway.

The ’2012 S/S Seoul Fashion Week’ started on October 22 and will conclude on the 28th.

A-PRINCE announces new member Woobin + to debut in November

New Planet Entertainment‘s upcoming idol group A-PRINCE has announced that they’ll be debuting next month!

According to the group’s official Facebook, A-PRINCE will be debuting in November. The post included the above photo of member Seungjun. They’ve also announced the entrance of new member Woobin, who is now the group’s maknae.

Check out the MV for their pre-release song “You’re the Only Onehere.

Tip: Angela

TEEN TOP successfully holds 1st fan meeting in Thailand in front of 3000 fans

TEEN TOP successfully concluded their first fan meeting in Thailand on the 21st.

The event was held in Bangkok’s ‘Central World Live’, and over 3000 fans attended, indicating the group’s rising popularity. TEEN TOP also surprised fans with a mini-concert by performing some of their hit songs as well as Thailand’s national ‘Loi Krathong‘ dance. The members also impressed their international fans with their respectful manners.

The fan meeting attracted over 100 press organizations to attend and cover the event. Members of the press shared, “In the midst of the K-pop craze, many Korean stars have held fan meetings and concerts in Thailand, but there hasn’t been an event like TEEN TOP’s stage. Their live performance was perfect, and they [showed that they understand their Thai fans].”

In related news, TEEN TOP is currently preparing for their upcoming album.
Tip: Thanks to everyone who sent this in.

F.T. Island show their support for labelmates AOA

F.T. Island showed their support for rookie labelmates AOA.

FNC Entertainment released a friendly snapshot of the two groups together on the 23rd. The photo shows F.T. Island and AOA meeting up backstage at a music program.

F.T. Island complimented their fellow labelmates, sharing, “AOA are hoobaes who really work hard. We are also doing our best to support them, and we hope their new single ‘Get Out‘ receives a lot of love. AOA fighting.”

In other news, F.T. Island recently concluded their promotions for their 4th album, ‘Five Treasure Box‘.

October 23, 2012

TEEN TOP and 100% to star in another show, ‘TEEN TOP & 100%’s Rising Brothers’

After their successful first variety show, ‘TEEN TOP’s Rising 100% – Issues and War‘, the “brothers” of TOP Media, TEEN TOP and 100%, will be starring in a new show, ‘TEEN TOP & 100%’s Rising Brothers‘ on MBC Music.

The first episode will air on October 26th at 6PM, and comedian Kim Tae Hyun will once again act as MC for the show.

While the original show was meant to introduce 100% to the public, this new show will have the members partaking in several missions and challenges to prove themselves to be real men. If they succeed, they’ll be awarded with a certificate, but if they fail, they will have to face punishments.

Are you excited to see the new show?

Block B reveals studio recording clip for “Movie’s Over”

Brand New Stardom has released a nice treat for Block B fans, a clip of the studio recording for “Movie’s Over” off their first full album ’Blockbuster.

With their title song “NILLILI MAMBO“ climbing the charts, it’s nice to see the group showcase other tracks off the album. “Movie’s Over” is a more mellow track than some may be used to, it showcases leader Zico‘s outstanding vocal skills as well as other members’ talents.

Block B’s Zico pre-releases two more tracks from upcoming mixtape, ‘Zico on the Block 1.5′

Following the firstsecond, and third pre-releases from his upcoming mixtape, ‘Zico on the Block 1.5‘, and Block B‘s triumphant return to Korean music shows, leader Zico has revealed his fourth mixtape track “Never“ and a sixth track “Dead Leaves“.

The rapper has shown that he isn’t afraid to tackle tougher topics, like problems within the industry, as heard in his previous tracks. He’s turned a 180 from the upbeat yet “creepy” concept in this third release, to a chill relaxed vibe for his fourth release.

For his fifth song, Zico becomes introspective and quite somber, With lines like “I’m gonna die now so I can be reborn” and “I became alone because I didn’t want to get hurt“, the rapper revists some of the darker periods.

BTOB reveals MV for “Lover Boy”

Having started promotions for their follow up track “Lover Boy” (previously titled “I Don’t Know Anything But Love“), BTOB has released a music video for the track!

The video showcases some of the behind-the-scenes footage of the group attending to various schedules and activities, once again showing the bright energy and upbeat personalities of the members.

SM Entertainment’s dance unit for Hyundai’s ‘PYL’ releases digital single “MAXSTEP”

As mentioned previously, SM Entertainment and Hyundai have partnered up to release the ‘PYL Younique Album‘.

It’s the first time an entertainment agency has collaborated with a car company to release an album, and the collaboration has been gathering much attention.

BoAGirls’ Generation‘s Jessica, and a dance unit team composed of Super Junior‘s Eunhyuk, Girls’ Generation’s HyoyeonSHINee‘s TaeminSuper Junior-M‘s HenryEXO-K‘s Kai, and EXO-M‘s Luhan are featured in the album.

With BoA and Jessica already having revealed their tracks, now the dance unit team has released the full audio for their song ”MAXSTEP“.

Having previously revealed two music video teasers, fans have been anticipating this beat-heavy track since its announcement. The hard-edged song does not disappoint creating even more excitement for the upcoming music video and choreography.

Block B to discuss the Thailand interview incident on ‘Beatles Code 2′

Male idol group Block B recently talked about the Thailand interview incident and resulting controversy.

On the recent recording of ‘Beatles Code 2‘, Block B stated “The incident that happened eight months ago during the Thailand interview was out of line and it was wrong.”

MC Tak Jae Hoon commented, “It was during the peak of your promotion when this incident broke out“. To this, Block B’s leader Zico replied, “This may sound like an excuse but, the night prior to the interview we didn’t get any sleep because we were working on music and our minds were a bit loose. We were out of line and it was wrong.”

Artist Hyun Ji Young who was also present during the recording said “The incident that happened eight months ago was wrong, but because of that you guys [Block B] had the time to look back on the incident and grow into more mature and careful members of Block B. In the future [Block B] will gain more popularity and grow, but at the same time be humble as well.”

During the program the group also discuss their latest album as well as a few funny group anecdotes.

This recording of “Beatles Code 2″ will air on October 22nd at 11PM KST.

B2ST to stop all activities in November to work on new album

B2ST will be halting all of their activities in November for their new album.
Currently, the boys are in the middle of their Japanese tour which is visiting six cities in Japan. Their Japanese tour will conclude at the end of the month on October 30th at Zepp Diver City TOKYO and then the boys were scheduled to have a few promotions in Korea. However, Cube Entertainment stated, “The members will be focusing on their album in November. They won’t have any schedules in November in order to produce a high quality album. The members are passionate about making a successful conclusion to the year on the Korean stage.

The B2ST members are working on not only the music, but also the fashion and hairstyles they will have during the new album promotions.

Tip: S. Lee

INFINITE’s 3D movie viewers higher than Super Junior, Big Bang and B2ST’s movies

A few days ago, INFINITE had taken the #3 spot at the box office with their ‘INFINITE Concert Second Invasion Evolution The Movie 3D‘ right behind ‘Masquerade‘ and ‘Suspect X‘.

The movie has brought in 31,395 viewers in the first 4 days. Over the same time period, Big Bang‘s ‘2010 Big Bang Live Concert‘ had 10,248 viewers, Super Junior‘s ‘Super Show 3 3D‘ had 14,601 viewers, and B2ST‘s ‘B2ST Encore Concert 3D‘ had 16,729 viewers. 

SM Entertainment‘s ‘I AM‘ brought in a total of 33,008 viewers over that same period, so fans are anticipating that INFINITE’s movie may exceed that movie for total viewership as well.

Congratulations to INFINITE!

Source: interview365

Tip: infispirit

B2ST, INFINITE, TEEN TOP, MBLAQ, and 2AM to create two new boy groups for 2012 SBS ‘Gayo Daejun’

On the October 21st broadcast of SBSInkigayo‘, it was revealed that members from popular boy groups B2ST, INFINITE, TEEN TOP, MBLAQ, and 2AM will come together to create two new boy groups for the 2012 SBS ‘Gayo Daejun‘.

The new boy groups, using the four unique colors of each group, will be revealing new title songs through SBS ‘Gayo Daejun’, fitting the theme of “Color of K-Pop”, as the boy groups have been categorized as the “Black” group and the “Blue” group for the occasion.

The members participating in the two new groups include 2AM’s Jo Kwon and Jinwoon, MBLAQ’s G.O and Lee Joon, INFINITE’s Woohyun and Hoya, TEEN TOP’s Niel and L.Joe, and B2ST’s Kikwang and Yoseob.

Are you excited to see the two new boy groups?

October 22, 2012

[ANNOUNCEMENT] A-PRINCE’s official debut & pic of Seung Jun

NEW PLANET finally revealed that A-PRINCE’s official debut will be in November 2012! :)

Thank you everyonve for waiting and please stay tuned for more information about A-PRINCE’s debut.

Accompanying the announcement, a picture of Seung Jun was revealed. Here it is:

Who Wore it Better: Lee Joon vs Suzy

During MBC‘s ‘Mister and Miss Idol Korea Contest‘, MBLAQ‘s Lee Joon wore a grey sweatshirt with an owl design on the front.
On September 9, miss A‘s Suzy tweeted a picture of herself wearing the same shirt.
The shirt is from Lucky Chouette, a Korean brand that has landed Suzy in our ‘Who Wore it Better’ feature twice before (1, 2). The version Suzy and Lee Joon wore is sold out, but there is a pink version and a white version available for ~135 USD on Lucky Chouette’s website.

So, who wore it better? Cast your vote in the poll, and let us know in the comments why you voted that way!

Who wore it better?
Lee Joon 67%
Suzy 33%

B2ST Doojoon’s role for ‘IRIS 2′ finalized

Previously, it had been reported that Doojoon‘s role in ‘IRIS 2‘ was confirmed, and that he would be playing agent Yoon Shi Hyuk.

However that was just speculation and plans have now been finalized, and it has been revealed that he will actually be playing Seo Hyun Woo, an NSS elite agent. Seo Hyun Woo is a confident, bright agent who is adept at everything including shooting, martial arts, code breaking, and foreign languages. Not only that, but he will have a heart wrenching love triangle with the main characters Jang Hyuk and Lee Da Hae.

Doojoon has proven his acting skills before in both dramas and movies, so fans are highly anticipating his role in the drama. He is planning to showcase an intense charisma that will rival T.O.P in the first ‘IRIS‘.

B1A4 sells out 8000 seats for their concert in 5 minutes

Boy group B1A4 had announced their first concertBABA B1A4‘ last week.
Tickets for their first concert, to be held on December 8th and 9th, went on sale on the 18th. There were 8000 seats available, and all seats were sold out within 5 minutes.

CJ E&M stated, “5 minutes before the ticket sales opened, 75,000 people tried to access the site simultaneously. The concert information that was on the home page was viewed 55,000 times. There was a lot of interest even before the sales began.

Since B1A4 debuted with “Let’s Fly” last year, the group has been commanding much popularity, with almost 120,000 fans registered into their fancafe.


Who Wore it Better: Hyunseung vs. HyunA

Everyone’s favorite Troublemakers are dressed to match for this edition of Who Wore it Better!
On September 5, B2ST‘s Hyunseung wore Balmain’s black faberge printed new biker jeans (~$2,075 USD) for a performance.  He also wore the white version of a Balmain belt ($426 USD) featured recently in this column and a Chrome Hearts necklace (~$2,066 USD), with a white blazer by Korean brand Juun.J (I couldn’t find it for sale anywhere, but you can view the collection here).
In teaser photos for her newest solo project, “Ice Cream“, 4minute‘s HyunA wears the same pants in a different color, along with a version of this Balmain shirt ($1,100 USD) and suede, pointy-toe pumps, also by Balmain ($475 USD).
So, who wore it better? Cast your vote in the poll, and be sure to tell us why you voted that way in the comments!

Who Wore It Better? Hyunseung vs HyunA
Hyunseung 46%
HyunA 54%
Hello Kitty Kimono Dress