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February 15, 2013

TEEN TOP promotes new album using muffins?

TEEN TOP promoted their comeback with sweet muffins just in time for Valentine’s Day.

TEEN TOP shared on their me2day on the 13th, “Tomorrow is what day? It is a day for the person you love! hehe. We ‘Wanna Love’ too,” along with the set of photos below.

The photo set shows the members of TEEN TOP each holding up a muffin with icing that spells out the title of their upcoming singleI Wanna Love” in Korean.

The group has recently unveiled a MV teaser for their upcoming single “I Wanna Love”, which will be pre-released on the 15th before the album’s reveal on the 25th. They will also stream their first showcase of the new year TEENTOP FIRST ALBUM No.1 on the 26th!

Tip: angelontop

Credits: allkpop

SHINee preview 6 of 9 songs from ‘Dream Girl’ through ‘Melon Premiere SHINee Music Spoiler’

SHINee previewed 6 out of 9 songs from their upcoming album ‘Dream Girl.
On the 14th, the boys held their ‘Melon Premiere SHINee Music Spoiler‘. The event ran for about 1 hour, and revealed 6 out of the 9 songs. The tracklist was also revealed, which included the songs “Spoiler“, “Beautiful“, “I Can’t Leave“, and “Hitchhiking“. The boys revealed the song and lyrics for the songs, and even sang “I Can’t Leave” live. The 100 music reviewers present also gave a very warm response to the song.

SHINee also revealed the choreography for the title song “Dream Girl“. As said before, the title song “Dream Girl” is an acid electro funk song, and is produced by Justin Bieber’s producerShin Hyuk and his team Joombas Music Factory. The big point of the dance was their standing mic dance. They got on top of mics, and even twirled them around in sync. The making of music video also showed them jumping on trampolines and using running machines.

The visual art director stated, “The album jacket shows the fantasies of the members. It has the members’ own images and the ideal types they look for. Please break your misconceptions and prior judgement you have on SHINee.
SHINee revealed, “It’s our first full album that we’re releasing in a while, so we worked really hard. Minho and Key worked on the rap, Jonghyun worked on the lyrics, and Taemin worked on the choreography. The members all worked on the vocal parts. We all know each other well, so we were able to complete the best product.

The third album will be split into two versions. The first part will be released physically on the 20th, and will be called ‘Chapter 1. Dream Girl – The Misconceptions of You‘. In April, the 2nd part will be released, called ‘Chapter 2. Dream Girl – The Misconceptions of Me‘. 

The SHINee members said, “From a production stand point, we wanted to express ‘Misconceptions of you’ in the first chapter and ‘Misconception of me’ in the second chapter. The two albums have a lot of stories about ‘misconceptions’. It’s a very SHINee-esque image, please look forward to our future activities.

Source: Dispatch


Eye Candy: Handsome in Pink

Following the last ‘Eye Candy: Suit up!‘ edition courtesy of allkpop‘s staff, our ‘Eye Candy‘ series continues with men that can pull off pink without a problem!

Today is Valentine’s Day! While we can’t bring these K-pop idols to you in person, we sure can give you something for your eyes to feast on. 

This past Christmas, we gave you all the girls in santa outfits, so this time we gift you with men in pink! Check them out below, in no particular order.

Big Bang‘s G-Dragon
TVXQ‘s Yunho
SHINee‘s Key
JYJ‘s Yoochun
2PM‘s Wooyoung
B.A.P‘s Zelo
Super Junior‘s Donghae
NU’EST‘s Ren
B2ST‘s Dongwoon
B1A4‘s Gongchan
INFINITE‘s Dongwoo

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Credits: allkpop

INFINITE’s Sunggyu, L, Sungyeol, Hoya, and Dongwoo to graduate from Daekyung University

INFINITE‘s Sunggyu, L, Sungyeol, Hoya, and Dongwoo have all graduated from Daekyung University.

The five were accepted into the university’s music department back in 2011. All the members studied Practical Music, and they’ve received a lot of attention because they were attending the same university with the same major. Even though they were busy with schedules, the members always attended their classes and also took their midterms and finals diligently. They also taught vocals, dance, and performance skills to their fellow students while they were at school.

Professor Kim Gun Pyo from the university said, “They will be receiving the ‘Proud Daekyung University Student’ award in hopes that INFINITE will grow into a group that increases the prestige of the university. They are a popular idol group that chose Daekyung University as a group, and have graduated.

Because Hoya and Dongwoo are busy with INFINITE-H schedules, only L, Sungyeol, and Sunggyu will be attending the graduation ceremony on the 15th.

Tip: Beth

Credits: allkpop

February 14, 2013

NU’EST returns with mini album + MV for “Hello”

NU’EST is back with their mini album and music video for “Hello“!

The group began stirring interest with the release of intriguing teasers, and finally wrapped up their teasing with the second music video teaser, which had fans wondering whose hearts actress Nam Bora will break.

As mentioned before, the music video is said to depict the story of a man who witnesses his girlfriend meeting up with another man, and worries about the break up that may follow.

Credits: allkpop

Yoseob reveals MV for “Although I”

B2ST member Yoseob previously revealed his debut solo album ‘The First Collage‘, and now has followed up with a music video release for “Although I“!

His solo album contains five songs including: “Look At Me Now“, “Caffeine“(title track), “Just Do As You Always Did“, “Although I“, and “You Don’t Know“. 

We previously saw the full MV for “Caffeine”, and just in time for Valentine’s Day, we are presented with more of Yoseob!

Credits: allkpop

LEDApple’s Hanbyul and SpinEL sing for ’7th Grade Civil Servant’ OST

You may remember the beautiful song by idol band LEDApple titled “I’ll Be There For You“, which was revealed not too long ago. There’s good news as Hanbyul, the vocalist of the group, has revealed the English version of the song as part of the OST for ‘7th Grade Civil Servant‘!

In addition, singer SpinEL has lent her beautiful voice for a song called “Why Didn’t You Say” for the OST as well.

Credits: allkpop

BTOB’s Peniel offers tips for single guys

BTOB‘s Peniel released his 2nd vlog featuring some hilarious tips!

The BTOB member had released his 1st vlog about Christmas, and he’s back to talk about Valentine’s Day for his 2nd episode.

Peniel shares some tips so that “single males will not be single on Valentine’s Day”, and introduces what he calls the ‘worst pickup lines’ that he knows that are ‘rated PG-13′.

Credits: allkpop

SHINee releases teaser for ‘SHINee Music Spoiler’

SHINee has released a teaser video for their special album release premiere event with MelOn titled ‘SHINee Music Spoiler‘! The event will be held on the 14th in Seoul’s Samsungdong at the Olympus Hall and will show making-of clips and also preview the songs on the album.

Their 3rd full length album is highly anticipated, and the boys have been releasing teasers every day since February 6th including individual teasers and group photos.

The title song “Dream Girl” is an acid-electro funk song, and is produced by Justin Bieber’s producer Shin Hyuk and his team Joombas Music Factory.

Credits: allkpop

NU’EST members reveal their honest thoughts about rivals B.A.P

Having released their mini album ‘Hello, NU’EST revealed their thoughts about making a comeback during their press conference held on the 13th, even addressing the rivalry between them and fellow idol group B.A.P, who has also just made their comeback.

The boys attended the event, which was held at the Interpark Art Center, and revealed their feelings about the tough idol market as they named B.A.P as one rival group, having debuted around the same time frame, and stated, “It’d be a lie to say we don’t concern ourselves about them.”

Baekho added, “It’s true that we do have B.A.P on our minds. For me, I think B.A.P has turned out well. I do get a bit jealous about their active role [in the market]… Seeing B.A.P, I thought that we should work hard as well,” revealing his honest thoughts.

Having made their comeback after 6 months, JR commented, “We practiced really hard with the mind set to do really well during the past 6 months of hiatus. Please continue to watch over NU’EST.”

Source: Newsen

Credits: allkpop

TEEN TOP to stream their showcase for upcoming Korean comeback

TEEN TOP will be holding their first showcase of the new year entitled ‘TEENTOP FIRST ALBUM No.1’ on the 26th ahead of their comeback!

A representative revealed, “TEEN TOP recently successfully finished off their Europoean tour. TEEN TOP, who will be making a comeback in Korea, are preparing a lot for their live showcase.” Fans will be able to tune into the showcase from the comforts of their home as it will be streamed through LOEN TV and Melon.

‘TEENTOP FIRST ALBUM No.1’ showcase will be held at the Interpark Art Center in Seoul on the 26th. Melon will also be holding a special event through its homepage from February 14th-20th and the winners will be able to see TEEN TOP in person at their showcase.

The group has recently unveiled a MV teaser for their upcoming single “I Wanna Love“, which will be pre-released on the 15th before the album’s reveal on the 25th.

Tip: angelontop

Credits: allkpop

Seungho confirms Junhyung and Hara are still dating

MBLAQ‘s Seungho confirmed that Hara and Junhyung were still dating.

On the most recent episode of MBC Music‘s ‘All the K-Pop‘, MC Boom asked Seungho and Mir, “These days, idols don’t hide their relationships like they did in the past and announce it publicly. Hara has announced her relationship. Are they still dating?“. Mir hesitated at first in replying, and Boom then focused his attention onto Seungho. Seungho shortly replied, “The two are dating fine.

When the fortune tellers on the show predicted a bad year in terms of relationships for Junhyung in 2013, Seungho got upset, saying, “He is one of the dongsaengs I am close with. He looks strong on the outside, but he’s very softhearted on the inside. I always try hard to take care of him as a hyung. I’m upset that he received such a bad fortune“.

Credits: allkpop

NU’EST’s Ren chooses Lee Hyori as his ideal type

NU’EST‘s Ren chose Lee Hyori as his ideal type.

On February 13th, a press conference was held for the release of NU’EST’s second mini albumHello‘.

At the conference, each member was asked about his ideal type. Leader JR was the first to answer and said, “My ideal type is a woman who looks after me.

Minhyun was the next to answer and replied, “I really do not care for looks. I like someone who is kind and cares for me.Baekho then revealed his ideal type as being someone cute with large eyes, and Aron said he likes someone who is pure and has a bright smile.

The answer that stood out the most was Ren’s answer. Ren said, “I like someone who cares for me and has a compatible personality with me. If I were to choose a celebrity who’s close to my ideal type, it would be Lee Hyori.

On another note, NU’EST will start their promotions for “Hello” after performing for their fans at their mini concert ‘Show Time! NU’EST Time!‘ on February 13th.

Credits: allkpop

NU’EST’s Aron injures thigh muscle during showcase rehearsal

NU’EST‘s Aron injured his right thigh muscle a day before the group’s comeback performance.

On the 13th KST, Aron was practicing choreography with his members for their showcase when he experienced pain in his right thigh. He was taken to the hospital, and after examination, they found that he had injured his muscle. He’ll be visiting the hospital for a more thorough examination after the showcase.

A representative stated, “He’s been given emergency treatment, so we think he’ll be able to stand on stage. However, since he’s still in pain, we plan to follow up with a closer exam.” 

Though he was able to perform a bit for the showcase, Aron’s agency is not sure whether he’ll be able to join for the group’s ‘M! Countdown‘ comeback performance. They’re waiting for further details after his checkup.

In other news, NU’EST recently released their newest singleHello“.

Source: Osen; Newsen via Nate

Credits: allkpop

February 13, 2013

TEEN TOP’s Niel wins three consecutive gold medals for Men’s High Jump

On February 11th’s ’Idol Star Athletics Championship‘, TEEN TOP‘s Niel won his third gold medal for the ‘Men’s High Jump’ event.

During the New Year special of the program last year, Niel achieved his first gold medal in the high jump sport and beat SHINee‘s Minho‘s record of 1m 73cm (~5’8″) by 1 cm (~0.4″) to win his 2nd gold medal back in July as well.
A commentator of the games stated, “[Niel] has the best rolling position,” complimenting Niel’s high jump skills.

Fellow member Ricky also achieved a bronze medal in the same event.

Tip: angelontop

Credits: allkpop

B2ST’s Dongwoon snaps a selca with his older brother

B2ST‘s Dongwoon recently snapped a selca with his older brother while holding up the New Year’s money they received from family members.

On February 11th, Dongwoon tweeted, “My older brother and I are excited after receiving New Year’s money“, and retweeted a post made by his older brother that read, “Hello! Happy New Year ^ㅠ^ Be careful not to catch a cold!

It seems Dongwoon is one of the numerous idols who has gone home over the Lunar New Year holiday weekend, as he can be seen posing with his older brother while holding up cash-filled envelopes.

Fans and followers responded to his tweet, “Even your brother is good-looking“, “How much did you get?“, “Happy Lunar New Year“, and “You both are handsome.”

Source: Dongwoon’s Twitter

Credits: allkpop

BTOB’s Minhyuk and Tahiti’s Jisoo become the new King & Queen of Idol Sports

BTOB‘s Minhyuk and Tahiti‘s Jisoo have become the new King & Queen of Idol Sports.

MBC‘s ‘Idol Star Athletics Championship‘ finally aired on February 11th. Despite facing some tough competition, Jisoo won the gold medal for the women’s 70 meter run final which included Nine MusesEunji, D-Unit‘s U-zin, Hello VenusAlice, and Dal Shabet‘s Ga Eun. During the final, Jisoo just beat out Eunji and Ga Eun by inches. Even the slow motion replay showed that the three ladies had finished almost simultaneously. However, in the end Jisoo was announced to have finished just 0.01 seconds before the 2nd place Eunji.

On the male side, Minhyuk won 2 gold medals for himself, beating out the favorite SHINee‘s Minho in hurdles and also winning the 70 meter race. 

During the hurdles race, Minho fell over one of the hurdles in the middle of the race and couldn’t recover in time. Minhyuk also showed his dominance in the men’s 70 meters final as he beat out INFINITE‘s Hoya to win the gold medal for that event as well.

Congratulations to Jisoo and Minhyuk!

Source: Osen

Credits: allkpop

INFINITE’s Hoya and ZE:A’s Dongjun flash their abs on MBC’s ‘Idol Star Athletics Championship’

INFINITE‘s Hoya and ZE:A‘s Dongjun were selected as the idols who were likely to receive the most medals during MBC‘s ‘Idol Star Athletics Championship‘ that aired on February 11th.

When asked who would earn the most medals, Dongjun modestly stated, “I think it will be Hoya.” MC Park Seul Gi then asked the two singers to show off their famous abs, which they proceeded to flash to the camera, causing the MC, fans and netizens to go crazy.

Credits: allkpop

SHINee releases group teaser photos for “Dream Girl”!

SHINee has released the teaser images for the entire group! This follows the news of their anticipated return with their 3rd full length album.

Key‘s teasers were released first, and hinted at the concept of this new album. SM Entertainment revealed the  concept of the photos were ‘dream’ when they released Taemin‘s, Jonghyun’sMinho‘s, and finally Onew‘s photos. Today, the ‘dreamy’ concept continues with the new photos featuring the entire group.

The album will be revealed through iTunes as well as domestic music sites on the 19th and the title track will be called, “Dream Girl“. SM Entertainment promises that this new release will be another comeback that showcases the unique charms of the group.

In addition, ahead of the reveal on the 19th, the boys have announced a premiere event for the album release by teaming up with MelOn, titled ‘SHINee Music Spoiler‘. The event will be held on the 14th in Seoul at the Olympus Hall and will show making-of clips and also preview the songs on the album.

Credits: allkpop

SHINee’s Minho, ZE:A’s Dongjun, DMTN’s Simon, and BTOB’s Minhyuk show no mercy during hurdles finals

SHINee‘s MinhoZE:A‘s Dongjun, DMTN‘s Simon, and BTOB‘s Minhyuk put on one of the fiercest competition of the Idol Star Athletics Championship during the 70m hurdles race!

Minho, known for his extremely athletic abilities and competitive spirit, has a history dominating the hurdles race, and he was again the favorite to win gold. He however expressed his nervousness in competing against Simon and Dongjun, who have been his rivals since previous times. 

In the beginning of the race, Minho jumped a bit too early probably due to nerves, and his early jump caused him to land prematurely and trip over the hurdle, putting him out of the contending for a medal. His disqualification shocked everyone, including the professional commentators, who had expected Minho to win the event, and instead, underdog, rookie Minhyuk, came in to steal the show.

Host and fellow labelmate, B2ST‘s Yoseob had viewers laughing as he commented, “I never knew someone from our agency would win a gold medal.” He also asked Minhyuk to ask their CEO for a favor, and when Minhyuk simply asked their boss to use BTOB for as many opportunities as he could, Yoseob whispered, “No, you’re going to be used anyways, ask for something more.. like meat, ask for meat.”  

Minhyuk then asked, “Actually, could you treat all of us out to a meal?” pleasing his fellow labelmates.

Credits: allkpop

How do Jonghyun and Onew differ in terms of checking in at the airport?

SHINee‘s Jonghyun became flustered checking in at the airport by himself.
The SHINee members were able to go on a vacation through the special documentary ‘SHINee’s Wonderful Day‘. All five members went on a trip by themselves without being accompanied by their manager. Because it was Jonghyun’s first time checking in at the airport all by himself, he fumbled through the process.

During his interview, he explained, “The manager hyung was always with us, so the only thing I had to worry about was packing. I had no experience like this before, so I was worried about the ticketing process.

However, Onew was completely different. Even though Onew has an image of goofing off all the time, the leader of the group showed that he was actually a responsible person. When he was asked, “Have you bought tickets before?“, Onew answered confidently, “Yes and I have all the electronic tickets. I was a bit nervous coming here by myself, but checking in is no big deal“, and got through the process quite easily.

Credits: allkpop

SHINee releases new group teaser photo for “Dream Girl”!

SHINee has released a new teaser images for the entire group! This follows the news of their anticipated return with their 3rd full length album.

Key‘s teasers were released first, and hinted at the concept of this new album. SM Entertainment revealed the  concept of the photos were ‘dream’ when they released Taemin‘s, Jonghyun’s, Minho‘s, and finally Onew‘s photos. Yesterday, they released two group photos, and today, the ‘dreamy’ concept continues with another new photo featuring the entire group.

The album will be revealed through iTunes as well as domestic music sites on the 19th and the title track will be called, “Dream Girl“. SM Entertainment promises that this new release will be another comeback that showcases the unique charms of the group.

In addition, ahead of the reveal on the 19th, the boys have announced a premiere event for the album release by teaming up with MelOn, titled ‘SHINee Music Spoiler‘. The event will be held on the 14th in Seoul at the Olympus Hall and will show making-of clips and also preview the songs on the album.

The title song “Dream Girl” is an acid electro funk song, and is produced by Justin Bieber’s producer Shin Hyuk and his team Joombas Music Factory.

Credits: allkpop

B1A4′s Sandeul revealed to be recovering after surgery on knee

B1A4‘s Sandeul has unfortunately undergone surgery on his knee for cartilage damage.

WM Entertainment updated fans on the 13th with the news: “Sandeul felt pain around his knee last week and was diagnosed after visiting the hospital. He was told that it is meniscus injury and after being diagnosed, he underwent surgery.”

Sandeul is resting and although he is fine to go about his daily activities, it is said that he is not ready for stage performances.

A representative commented, “Luckily, B1A4 has ended their album promotions so Sandeul is getting rest and quickly recovering.. He will be taking on the schedules that have been set before, but for the time being, it will be difficult for him to stand on stage and dance.”

We hope Sandeul gets plenty of rest and recovers quickly.

Source: Hankyung

Credits: allkpop

B2ST’s Junhyung working on a new song?

B2ST‘s Junhyung updated fans with a selca from the studio, hinting that he was working on a new song.

Junhyung shared on his Twitter on the 11th, “Mastering.. I am satisfied for now,” along with the photo below.

The photo of Junhyung’s cozy studio raised fans’ curiosity about how his new song will sound and when it will be released.

Are you looking forward to it?

Credits: allkpop

LEDApple covers 2NE1′s “Go Away”

LEDApple is back with another impressive cover! This time, they’ve put their skills on display as they perform a passionate rock cover of 2NE1‘s “Go Away“.

The boys shared the cover through their official YouTube channel. Like their previous covers, they edited the song to fit more to their style. The boys have been steadily covering many songs, including Girls’ Generation‘s “Mr. TaxiBruno Mars‘ “Talking to the Moon, Big Bang‘s “Love Song, and SHINee‘s “Sherlock, among others.

Credits: allkpop

SHINee’s passport photos revealed on ‘SHINee’s Wonderful Day’

SHINee‘s passport photos were revealed on the February 12th episode of MBC‘s ‘SHINee’s Wonderful Day“.

The crew followed the boys as they traveled overseas, and their passport photos were revealed. Jonghyun stated, “It’s when my hair was totally short.” Though Minho and Onew‘s were also revealed, Taemin and Key‘s were not.

Credits: allkpop

TEEN TOP’s concert in Paris sets new decibel record

It has been revealed that TEEN TOP‘s February 9th concert at the Le Trianon theatre in Paris broke a record for reaching the highest decibel levels at this concert venue.

The concert agency revealed, “During TEEN TOP’s concert, the vibration caused by the audience jumping along was up to the level that the staff had to hold onto their equipment.” T.O.P. Media stated, “It was a standing concert, but after the audience started to crowd together towards the front, one person was injured in the beginning and had to be hospitalized. It was an exclusive tour as a team and many fans enthusiastically came out, surprising representatives.”

A representative of TEEN TOP’s concert in Spain on the 10th also shared, “The sounds of the audience were louder than a heavy metal concert”, revealing the enthusiastic support of TEEN TOP’s fans.

TEEN TOP successfully wrapped up their ‘TEEN TOP SHOW! Live tour in Europe 2013‘ starting with Munich, Germany on February 2nd and then visiting Dortmund, London, Paris, and Barcelona.

In other news, TEEN TOP’s first album will be released on February 25th KST, but the group will pre-release the song “I Wanna Love” on the 15th.

Tip: angelontop

Credits: allkpop

February 12, 2013

A-PRINCE to have a ‘tea cafe’ event for their 100th day

A-PRINCE will be holding a ‘tea cafe’ event for their 100th day.

The group counts November of last year as their official debut (they originally made their debut with the name Taken, but re-debuted under the name A-PRINCE), and will be celebrating their 100th day on February 17th. To commemorate the day, the boys will be having a tea cafe event for their fans at Cafe Dorothy, a cafe where they held their showcase and fan signing.

It seems like the boys will be attending to the fans themselves during 3PM-6PM KST on February 17th to thank their fans.

Tip: Beth

Credits: allkpop
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