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November 16, 2012

Boyfriend’s ‘Janus’ album tops ‘Hanteo’ music charts

Boyfriend‘s new album ‘Janus‘ has topped Hanteo‘s charts immediately upon its release.

‘Janus’, Boyfriend’s first full-length album, was released on the 14th and rose to the #1 spot on Hanteo’s daily and real-time charts.

Starship Entertainment stated, “Although the release date of Boyfriend’s album ‘Janus’ faced several delays, it still managed to top music charts. We thank the fans who waited for us.”

Boyfriend returned with a manly, charismatic concept for “Janus”, which is currently receiving a lot of love.


TEEN TOP congratulate Changjo on his birthday

TEEN TOP‘s Changjo celebrates his 18th (Korean age) birthday today (November 16th) and his fellow members congratulated him through a special video.

TEEN TOP members sing ‘happy birthday’ to Changjo and present him with handwritten letters, which they tell Changjo to read at home. The love they show for Changjo warmed the hearts of fans, who also chimed in to wish the member a happy birthday as well.

Happy birthday, Changjo!

MYNAME reveals short PV for ‘Tokyo Walk’ version of “What’s Up”

Having celebrated their 100 days since debut in Japan not too long ago, MYNAME will be releasing a new Japanese single “What’s Up”.

Althought they’ve already unveiled the PV for the song, they have released a ‘Tokyo Walk’ version showing the members walking around the city and enjoying themselves through the more laid back music video for the track.

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

INFINITE, ZE:A, Kim Soo Hyun, and more to walk with tourists and foreigners residing in Korea

Tourists as well as foreigners residing in Korea will have the opportunity to walk with some of their favorite Hallyu stars in the upcoming ‘A Walk With Hallyu Stars‘ event.

The event will be held on the 17th at Seoul’s Olympic Stadium and will feature Korea’s top stars including Kim Soo Hyun, Jang Hyuk, INFINITESISTAR, ZE:A, Nine Muses, and “Gangnam Style” MV child star Hwang Min Woo.

The event has been created to express gratitude towards all the tourists who have taken interest in visiting Korea. It will begin with fans and celebrities taking part in stretching and a photo taking time, followed by a walking tournament and a K-pop mini concert. It is predicted that over 1,500 participants will make it to the event.

Non-tourists can also participate in the event as well for free. Along the walking course, there will be photo zones as well as “music & dance” zones that the participants will be able to enjoy. In addition, everyone will be presented with t-shirts with pictures of Hallyu stars to take home with them after the the event.

Korea Tourism Organization‘s Hallyu Tourism Team representative stated, “This walking event has been organized to express our gratitude towards all the tourists who have visited our country and those residing in Korea in celebration of reaching a total of 10 million visitors.”

4Minute’s Gayoon releases “My Love by My Side” (ft. BTOB’s Ilhoon) for Jiyoon’s musical debut

4minute‘s Gayoon has just released her collaborative track with labelmate BTOB‘s Ilhoon in support of Jiyoon and her new musical, ‘My Love by My Side!

Gayoon and Ilhoon has presented a fresh remake of Kim Hyun Sik‘s song of the same name as the musical, “My Love by My Side”.

The remake features Gayoon’s vocals and the rap of Ilhoon, and stars Jiyoon in the music video.

SHINee releases special trailer for new Japanese single “1000 Years, Always By Your Side”

SHINee has just unveiled a special trailer for their upcoming Japanese single, “1000 Years, Always By Your Side

The group has seen much success with their previous Japanese release “Dazzling Girl“, and now the group will be showcasing a more mature image through the upcoming song.

LEDApple unveils “Let the Wind Blow” MV

LEDApple has kicked off their comeback with the release of their new single “Let the Wind Blow“!

Along with the track, they’ve brought out the music video for the song, which features a dramatic story line interspersed with the members performing their track.

A-Prince Christmas Show

[PIC] Sung Won backstage of “Music Core”

A few days ago, NEW PLANET Entertainment already released three pictures of A-PRINCE waiting backstage of the MBC studio where they recorded their debut stage on November 10th, 2012.

Now another picture showing Sung Won backstage was released. 

Here it is:

[VIDEO & PICS] A-PRINCE attended VIP movie premiere of “Iron Bag Man” (“철가방 우수씨”)

On November 14th, APRINCE attended the VIP premiere of the Korean movie “Iron Bag Man” (“철가방 우수씨”).

Below are some pictures and a video of A-PRINCE on the read carpet of the VIP movie premiere.

TEEN TOP open up about their past issues on ‘TEEN TOP’s Rising 100%’

TEEN TOP opened up to each other about their past issues for the first time while recording for an upcoming episode of SBS MTV‘s ‘TEEN TOP’s Rising 100%‘.

During the ‘confession’ corner, L.Joe started off by revealing his hardships during his stay in the United States and his regretful heart towards his members. He opened up about the fights he had with his members and shared, “Especially with Niel even before our debut, I had the most fights and arguments with him. I am sorry that I didn’t act like a hyung during those times.” Niel then replied, “I should be the one that’s apologizing for firing back at my hyung. I thank you hyung for approaching me first and apologizing.”

Chunji also thanked his younger members (Niel, Ricky, and Changjo) and shared, “Even still, you are members that followed along well and because of that TEEN TOP is in this position where we are today.”

100%‘s Minwoo also expressed his gratitude to fellow member Rokhyun for being by his side during a difficult period he experienced during his debut.
Tune in to hear TEEN TOP and 100% share their stories on the 16th at 6PM KST.

What is LEDApple’s relationship to Superstar K4′s Jung Joon Young?

LEDApple‘s relationship with Jung Joon Young from ‘Superstar K4‘ has become a hot topic.

Jung Joon Young has been a model at a shopping mall and has even featured in music videos for Twinkle and Mr. BangBang. It has now been revealed that Jung Joon Young used to be one of the original members of LEDApple, and he lived together with the rest of the members from the group’s formation up until their debut in 2010.

Jung Joon Young and LEDApple are still in close contact with each other. For example, the guitar he used for his performance of “Turning to Dust actually belongs to LEDApple leader, Youngjun. When Jung Joon Young asked Youngjun that he needed a good guitar, Youngjun let him borrow the guitar immediately and cheered him on.

LEDApple’s company said, “Even though he has left the team now, we are supporting our previous member more than anyone else. We’re going to continue supporting him.” LEDApple will be visiting the live broadcasting of ‘Superstar K4′ on the 16th to support Jung Joon Young, explaining, “The 16th is a special day where LED Apple’s new single will be released, but we could not just leave Jung Joon Young’s progress alone. We will be going to the the Mnet studio right after singing the pop rock song “Let the Wind Blow” on Music Bank.

MBLAQ Lee Joon’s manners receives attention

A fan account of MBLAQ‘s Lee Joon and his manners has been making headlines lately.

The following message was posted to an online community site on the 15th: “I was taking an IQ and mental test on the computer, and I noticed a female employee taking pictures with a male celebrity.”

Lee Joon must have made a great first impression as the poster went on, “I don’t know much else, but he seemed really nice. He signed autographs, took pictures, and even went on phone calls. He granted every favor.” 

It seems the employees at the center wanted to keep him there as long as possible as well. “Lee Joon’s academic qualifications exam took 5 minutes. 

After that, 10 people took the same test in a total of 5 minutes. [The female employee wanted him there].”

Netizens responded, “He’s a nice guy”, “Lee Joon is even kind to other men”, “He seems like the kind of star I’d want to be friends with”, and “I can’t believe he took phone calls for them”.

In other news, Lee Joon has been confirmed for the upcoming KBS 2TV drama, ‘Iris 2‘.

Tip: Hana

INFINITE’s Sunggyu releases ‘Another Me’ piano teaser

INFINITE‘s Sunggyu has released a ‘piano teaser’ for his upcoming solo debut!

Sunggyu has already revealed the track list information for his debut album ‘Another Me‘ as well as the pre-release songShine“. Fans have been looking forward to the full release of ‘Another Me’ on November 19 KST.

Thai singer Natthew releases “She’s Bad” (ft. B2ST’s Junhyung) MV for his Korean debut

Natthew, Thai singer and winner of ‘Academy Fantasia‘, a Thai audition show, has revealed his Korean debut single, “She’s Bad“.

Natthew already has many accomplishments under his belt in Thailand and hopes to continue his streak in Korea as he tries out the K-Pop market in his quest to become a global artist.

“She’s Bad” features B2ST‘s Junhyung who has worked on the rap for the song, and the logo design has been done by Rainbow‘sJaekyung.

B2ST display their classy charms for ’1st Look’

B2ST showed off their boyish, yet manly charms through ‘1st Look‘s recent photoshoot. Each members captivated the viewers with their alluring stares and natural poses while they pulled off fall and winter clothing in toned down shirts, knits, and jeans.

During the interview following the shoot, Doojoon shared that he was focusing on his acting career as he joined the cast of KBS drama ‘Iris 2‘ and a movie, ‘Marrying the Mafia 5 – Return of the Family‘, and also revealed that the members mostly experienced emotional changes during the three years since B2ST’s debut.

B2ST shared, “We found a lot of peace recently, and compared to when we first debuted, we are somewhat more relaxed. Of course we sometimes still get impatient and get flustered but it seems like the time is coming for us to comfortably express ourselves more. So these days, all of the activities are enjoyable.

Dongwoon discussed the launch of his new career as a music actor by landing a lead role in ‘Catch Me If You Can‘. He also wanted to tell his fans, “In December, there must be people who get more lonely and also people who spend time being closer with their loved one and family. Although you may get cold and lonely, I want you guys to know that there are many people around you that care for you.”

Kikwang shared, “During concerts abroad, the scene of overseas fans getting over the language barrier and enjoying B2ST’s music was fresh and left an impression on me. Also, from being an MC on KBS‘ ‘Win Win‘ for two years, I learned a lot of ways to live life and become more optimistic by listening to many sunbaes’ stories.”

Hyunseung revealed that he wants 2013 to be the year for B2ST members to each give rise to their charms and talents, and Junhyung shared that the members resolved their conflicts through a group chat on their phones. He commented that 2012 has been a time for B2ST to mature and hopes that their maturity will bear fruit in 2013.

B2ST’s main vocalist, Yoseob, revealed that he takes care of his vocals with a liquid extracted from bellflower, and shared that B2ST will work hard to win the grand music award in 2013.


TEEN TOP to make comeback early next year

TEEN TOP is planning to make a comeback early next year!

TOP Media announced on the 14th: “After completing official promotions for ‘Be Ma Girl‘, they’re taking a break as well as recording for their next album.”

According to the agency, TEEN TOP will be focusing on their MBC Music show, ‘TEEN TOP & 100%’s Rising Brothers‘, with labelmates 100%.

In related news, ‘TEEN TOP & 100%’s Rising Brothers’ is reported to be receiving a lot of love from viewers. It airs weekly on Friday at 6PM KST.

Tip: S.Lee

U-KISS to guest on Eli’s “K-Pop Tasty Road” and make kimchi

U-KISS will be appearing on Eli‘s food programK-Pop Tasty Road‘.

U-KISS recently joined MCs NS Yoon-G and Eli to try their hand at making kimchi. Even though it was everyone’s first time trying, the members got over their initial confusion and poured over the recipe following the steps to make kimchi. There will be competition with one team headed by NS Yoon-G and the other team headed by Eli with the winning team receiving a prize of Kimchi BoSsam (Korean Pork Belly with Kimchi).

The episode also talked about the top 3 attractions in Korea as suggested by K-pop stars. The episode will air on November 17th.

KARA’s 3rd Japanese album ‘Girls Forever’ places 2nd on Oricon, KARA & INFINITE’s DVD place 1st & 2nd on DVD chart

KARA unveiled their 3rd Japanese studio album, ‘Girls Forever‘, on the 14th and on the first day it ranked second on the Oricon ‘Daily Album’ chart. It has been revealed that the album sold 28,274 copies on its first day of release.
Additionally, KARA released their DVD ‘KARA 1st JAPAN TOUR KARASIA‘ on the 14th and it placed first on Oricon’s Daily DVD chart. Following them was INFINITE, who released their DVD ‘2012 INFINITE CONCERT [SECOND INVASION] in JAPAN‘ on the same day.
Congratulations to both KARA & INFINITE.

Source(s): Oricon album + DVD charts.

Boyfriend’s Hyunseong impresses with his six pack abs

Boyfriend‘s Hyunseong has bared his new toned physique, impressing his fans around the globe.

Starship Entertainment tweeted on the 15th, “We’re unveiling the abs of Boyfriend’s Hyunseong who lost 5kg [~11 lbs.] for this album! He really became ‘Janus‘^^ How is it? Please show a lot of love for Boyfriend’s ‘Janus’”, along with the photo.

The photo shows Hyunseong displaying his hard-earned six pack that is sure to make the ladies look twice, and fits in perfectly with their new manly and charismatic image for their ‘Janus’ comeback.

November 14, 2012

4minute’s Gayoon & BTOB’s Ilhoon release video teaser for “My Love by My Side” for Jiyoon’s musical debut

As reported earlier, 4minute‘s Gayoon and labelmate BTOB‘s Ilhoon will be showing their support for Jiyoon and her new musical, ‘My Love by My Side through the release of a new song.

For the upcoming release, Gayoon and Ilhoon will be revealing a remake of Kim Hyun Sik‘s song of the same name as the musical, “My Love by My Side”. The remake will be putting on a fresh spin on the original ballad with the incorporation of an orchestra as well as electronic elements. With Gayoon’s vocals and the rap of Ilhoon, the song will be a track fans won’t want to miss out on!

Ahead of the release on the 16th, a video teaser has been revealed for the music video of the song

[ONEWS 단독] 인피니트 성규, 23일 '뮤직뱅크'로 솔로 데뷔 신고식

[OBS플러스 이정 기자] 인기 남성 아이돌 그룹 인피니트 김성규가 첫 솔로 데뷔 신고식을 치른다.
인피니트 소속사 울림엔터테인먼트 관계자는 14일 오후 OBS플러스와의 통화에서 "성규가 오는 23일 '뮤직뱅크'를 통해 컴백 무대를 갖는다"라고 전했다.

이에 따라 김성규는 오는 23일 KBS2 '뮤직뱅크' 무대를 시작으로 본격적인 솔로 앨범 활동에 박차를 가할 예정이다.

특히 김성규는 인피니트 멤버들 중 가장 먼저 솔로 활동에 나서 기대감을 높이고 있으며  지난 12일 섹시퀸 손담비를 시작으로 오는 22일 이승기까지 인기가수들과 선의의 경쟁을 펼치며 올 겨울 가요계를 뜨겁게 달굴 전망이다.

한편 김성규는 인피니트 멤버들과 함께한 11일 일본 후쿠오카 콘서트를 성황리에 마무리 짓고 솔로 앨범 준비와 함께 인피니트 활동을 병행하는 일정을 연일 소화하고 있다.

(사진=권희정 기자)

OBS플러스 이정 기자

INFINITE’s Sunggyu to hold his first solo debut stage through next week’s ‘Music Bank’

Leader of INFINITE and now soloist, Sunggyu, will be braving the music program stage alone for the first time through next week’s ‘Music Bank‘!

Woollim Entertainment revealed to ‘OBS Plus’, “Sunggyu will be holding his [solo debut] stage through the 23rd’s ‘Music Bank’”.

Anticipation is running high for Sunggyu’s solo debut as he is the first out of his group to release a solo album, which will be revealed on the 19th as previously reported. Although the singer has showcased his solo potential through his concert performances and appearances on ‘Immortal Song 2‘, this will mark his official foray into the solo artist territory.

Stay tuned for the release of Sunggyu’s album, ‘Another Me'.

Source: OBS News

Tip: infispirit

INFINITE’s Sunggyu releases ‘Another Me’ video teaser

INFINITE‘s Sunggyu has released a video teaser for his upcoming solo debut!

Sunggyu has already revealed the track list information for his debut album ‘Another Me‘ as well as the pre-release songShine“. Fans have been looking forward to the full release of ‘Another Me’ on November 19 KST.60

4minute’s Gayoon & BTOB’s Ilhoon to cheer on Jiyoon and her musical debut with the release of a new song

4minute‘s Gayoon and labelmate BTOB‘s Ilhoon are showing their support for Jiyoon and her new musical, ‘My Love by My Side through the release of a new song!

With the musical’s first performance next month fast approaching, the production team has decided to greet fans ahead of the date with a digital album being revealed on the 16th.

For the upcoming release, Gayoon and Ilhoon will be revealing a remake of Kim Hyun Sik‘s song of the same name as the musical, “My Love by My Side”. The remake will be putting on a fresh spin on the original ballad with the incorporation of an orchestra as well as electronic elements. With Gayoon’s vocals and the rap of Ilhoon, the song will be a track fans won’t want to miss out on!

The musical itself will include various hit ballads from the ’90s as it tells a timeless love story. The first performance will be taking place on December 11th.

MBLAQ’s Lee Joon and B2ST’s Doojoon talk about their roles in ‘IRIS 2′

MBLAQ‘s Lee Joon and B2ST‘s Doojoon talked about their roles in ‘IRIS 2‘.
On November 13th, the two were present during the KBS 2TV ‘IRIS 2′ showcase held at the Seoul Gangnam Ritz-Carlton Hotel to answer questions from the media.

Lee Joon is currently cast not only in ‘IRIS 2′, but also as the lead in the movie, ‘An Actor is an Actor‘. He has previously been cast in the Hollywood movie ‘Ninja Assassin‘ as well as many other dramas. When asked why he thought he was being cast into so many big roles lately, he answered, “It’s because I work hard. I think people like me because I work hard. There’s no other reason why I would be cast so in such great roles like this.

He also said, “There is definitely more pressure than before. In the past, I did action scenes with swords and chains, but now I have to move in detail with my own body. So I have to work harder.

Doojoon also talked about his role and said, “It’s true that there’s pressure because I really enjoyed the first IRIS. I’m focusing on filming by going back and forth from action schools to the shooting range. I’m going to do my best so I’m not a hinderance to the sunbaes who worked on the previous one as well.

When asked how the B2ST members reacted to his casting, he said, “The members were honored about my casting. To be honest, I’m the most pressured by the fact that the members will watch my drama more than anyone else. I’m going to do my best so I don’t hurt the members.

IRIS 2 begins filming this month and is scheduled to air in early 2013.

November 13, 2012

Boyfriend spotted eating street food in their “Janus” stage outfits

Boyfriend was recently spotted eating street food while still dressed in their stage attire for their comeback single, “Janus“.

A photo of the group uploaded onto an online community site brought fans to laughter. The photo shows the Boyfriend members stopping to eat ddukkbokki (spicy rice cakes) in the streets while dressed in their stage costumes.

Netizens commented, “Are they really eating with their stage outfits on?”, “They must be careful not to spill any sauce on their costumes”, and “They look like ddukkbokki princes”.

In related news, Boyfriend’s first full-length album, ‘Janus’, will be released in stores on the 14th KST.

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