Release date of T-ara's new album pulled up to Dec 1

Nov 30 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Release date of T-ara's new album pulled up to Dec 1

The release date for girl group T-ara's new album has been changed again, pulled up to tomorrow instead of December 3, their agency Core Contents Media said through a press release on Tuesday.The date had originally been set for November 29 but Core Contents had revised the date last week.Accordingly, all the songs from T-ara’s second mini-album ...

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T-ara dance tune claims No.1 on Mnet singles chart

Nov 30 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

T-ara dance tune claims No.1 on Mnet singles chart

A new dance number by a girl group T-ara has come out the winner on last week’s Mnet singles chart.The seven-member girl band's song “Why Are You Like That" featuring electrical guitar and bass sounds, was ranked on top of music cable channel Mnet's weekly singles chart from November 22 to 28. The song is a title track to the group's second min...

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Park Hyo-shin to enter military next month

Nov 30 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Park Hyo-shin to enter military next month

Korean balladeer Park Hyo-shin will enter the army next month as part of fulfilling the country's two-year mandatory military service, according to his agency Jellyfish Entertainment on Tuesday. Jellyfish explained that starting December 21, the 28-year-old singer will undergo four weeks of basic training at Nonsan training camp in South Chungcheon...

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S.M. The Ballad unveils music video for title track

Nov 30 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

S.M. The Ballad unveils music video for title track

SM Entertainment's new ballad group S.M. The Ballad has unveiled the music video to the title track from their new album. The official music video for S.M. The Ballad's title track "Longing For You," featuring actors Joo Won and Lee Yeon-hee, was released on various online music site yesterday."Longing For You," one of the five songs from their fir...

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2010 Mnet Asia Music Awards (MAMA): Live in Macao

Nov 29 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

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2010 Mnet Asia Music Awards (MAMA): Live in Macao “Muscle!” was what a fan from Hong Kong said as soon as she was asked what she finds most attractive about boy band 2PM. And when a girl, who would scream outright just by the mention of Nichkhun's name, was asked whose muscles she thinks are the best, without hesitation she blurted out “Taecyeo...

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JYJ holds concert in Seoul over weekend

Nov 29 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

JYJ holds concert in Seoul over weekend

"Getting struck by wind is said to happen only to those who are flying. I believe that the many winds that we are being struck with are blessings in disguise, meaning that we will fly high up." That is what JYJ member Junsu during their two-day concert titled "JYJ Worldwide Concert in Seoul" held on November 27 and 28 at the Main Olympic Stadium in...

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F.CUZ "Midnight Sun" rises to No.1 in Taiwan music chart

Nov 29 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

F.CUZ Midnight Sun rises to No.1 in Taiwan music chart

Korean boy band F.CUZ's new song "Midnight Sun" ranked first on a daily Taiwanese music chart over the weekendF.CUZ's agency CAN&J's Entertainment announced Monday that "Midnight Sun," the title track to the four-member boy band's second mini-album "Gorgeous," topped Taiwan's ezPeer K-pop and J-pop daily music chart as of November 27

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BEAST holds major showcase in Japan last week

Nov 29 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

BEAST holds major showcase in Japan last week

Six-member boy band BEAST took their first step into making their official debut into the music market in Japan, holding their first-ever showcase in the country during the weekend which was attended by over 10,000 fans. BEAST took the stage for their showcase titled "The Legend of Beat Vol. 1" on November 27 held at convention center Tokyo Big Sig...

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YG Entertainment announces Big Bang comeback

Nov 29 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

YG Entertainment announces Big Bang comeback

Top Korean agency YG Entertainment has announced that boy band Big Bang will make their long-awaited comeback to the local music scene, as their original five-member band and also through solo and duo albums.YG's CEO and founder Yang Hyuk-suk wrote on the official YG Life blog site(http://www.yg-life.com) on Monday that members G-Dragon and T.O.P w...

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Girls' Generation takes third win on music show

Nov 29 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Girls' Generation takes third win on music show

Korean female idols Girls' Generation were crowned winners on a televised music program over the weekend, placing at the No. 1 spot once again with their latest song "Hoot." The nine-member girl group received their third consecutive Mutizen Award on SBS' Sunday music show "Inkigayo" with "Hoot." "We really want to say thanks to our fans for alw...

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Young classical pianist Ji-Yong

Nov 26 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Young classical pianist Ji-Yong

He turned an actor in a music video which had a strong story. He wears smoky make-up, wears walker boots, and wears flashy accessories. He also tunes the instrument he needs for his work. And such elements may only be natural to someone who does pop music but it is a different story when that music video is Liszt's rearrangement of Schubert's "Der ...

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Kara's Japanese album places at No. 2 on daily Oricon chart

Nov 26 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Kara's Japanese album places at No. 2 on daily Oricon chart

Korean female idols Kara made a big splash in Japan with their latest album, taking the No. 2 spot on the prestigious Oricon chart. The girls' first full-length Japanese album titled "Girl's Talk," which came in third on the day of its release on Wednesday, climbed up a notch to No. 2 on the daily Oricon music chart as of today. "Girl's Talk" is av...

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Bae Yong-joon starts new photograph project in Asia

Nov 26 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Bae Yong-joon starts new photograph project in Asia

Hallyu star Bae Yong-joon will begin a new photograph project throughout Asia, according to his agency KEYEAST on Friday.KEYEAST announced in a press release that Bae, known for calling his fans his 'family,' will begin an event titled "Family Photo Project-We're a family" where Bae will take 'family photos' with his fans, starting in Korea and int...

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Singer Rain to sing at finale for Guangzhou Asian Games

Nov 26 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Singer Rain to sing at finale for Guangzhou Asian Games

Popular Korean singer and actor Rain will perform at the closing ceremony of the 2010 16th Guangzhou Asian Games in China on Saturday.Rain's agency J.Tune Entertainment said on Friday that Rain will fly to China early tomorrow morning to take part in the event where he will sing three of his hit songs.This is the second time Rain has been invited t...

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2AM tops Bugs' year-end music chart

Nov 26 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

2AM tops Bugs' year-end music chart

Korean ballad group 2AM has topped the year-end chart of an online music site with their song "Can't Let You Go Even If I Die." According to online music site Bugs' "2010 Bugs Year-End Overall Top 100" chart released Wednesday, 2AM's ballad "Can't Let You Go Even If I Die" placed in at No. 1 while six of their other songs ranked within the top 100 ...

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Kim Hyung-jun speaks about 1st performance for "Cafe In"

Nov 26 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Kim Hyung-jun speaks about 1st performance for Cafe In

SS501 member Kim Hyung-jun posted an update on his official Twitter site today about his thoughts on his first performance for musical "Cafe In." Kim wrote "I felt nervous and a lot of pressure since this was first attempt at a musical role. I worked really hard as a new actor and I was really happy to see the audience enjoying the show. I will wor...

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ZE:A's ads adorn mass transit in Bangkok

Nov 26 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

ZE:A's ads adorn mass transit in Bangkok

Korean idols ZE:A's advertisement for a Thai snack has adorned the exterior of mass transit systems in Bangkok. Star Empire Entertainment announced in a press release on Friday that the boys' advertisement for YOYO Jelly has been wrapped around the Bangkok Mass Transit System, an elevated rapid transit system in the country, causing a stir among lo...

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Huh Gak's "Always" hangs onto No.1 on Gaon chart

Nov 25 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

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Huh Gak's "Always" has hung onto the No. 1 spot on Gaon's weekly singles chart again.His song “Always” proved its popularity for the second week in a row by topping Gaon’s singles chart between November 14 and 20."Always" is the title track to Huh's first album also of the same name and the same song that led to his victory on music cable cha...

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T-ara album release date delayed to December 3

Nov 25 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

T-ara album release date delayed to December 3

The release date for girl group T-ara's new album has been pushed back to December 3, according to their agency Core Contents Media on Thursday.A press release by Core Contents stated that the album will go on sale in early December instead of the original date which had been set for November 29.Accordingly, their second mini-album, whose title is ...

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Super Junior's Heechul featured in Defconn's new single

Nov 25 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Super Junior's Heechul featured in Defconn's new single

Korean boy band Super Junior member Heechul has been featured in rapper Defconn's new single. A press release from Defconn's agency D.I Entertainment announced on Thursday that Heechul took part in writing the lyrics for the rap of song "King Wang Zzang" as well as featuring in the song.Born Yoo Dae-joon, rapper Defconn made his debut with his firs...

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BoA to release new Japanese single next month

Nov 25 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

BoA to release new Japanese single next month

Korean songstress BoA will release a new Japanese single next month. According to BoA's official Japanese Avex webpage (http://www.avexnet.or.jp/boa/index.html) on Thursday, the singer will release her new single titled "I SEE ME" on December 8. The website also featured a snippet of the upcoming song which will be used for a commercial for Japanes...

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Avex promises full-fleged support of SM Entertainment artists

Nov 25 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Avex promises full-fleged support of SM Entertainment artists

Top Japanese talenthouse Avex has promised its full-fledged support of the careers of Korean agency SM Entertainment's artists. The announcement was made on Avex's official website today, stating that they will continue to back the singing careers of SM's artists such as BoA, J-Min "and TVXQ who will resume their activities as a two-man band formed...

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Kara wins gold in Japan with best album

Nov 25 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Kara wins gold in Japan with best album

Korean female idol group Kara's best album released in Japan was recently certified a gold album.The website for official Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) showed that Kara claimed gold disc status, handed to records which sell over 100,000 copies, with their first best album "KARA BEST 2007-2010" released in the country in late Sept...

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2PM's first DVD tops Japan's Oricon chart

Nov 25 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

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K-pop idol 2PM’s first DVD has topped Japan's prestigious Oricon DVD chart. The group's DVD titled "Hottest~2PM 1st Music Video Collection & The History~,” which came in second on the chart on day of its release yesterday, climbed up a spot to rank No. 1 on the daily Oricon DVD chart as of today. "It's unbelievable that we actually came in first

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S.M. The Ballad postpones album release to Nov 29

Nov 25 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

S.M. The Ballad postpones album release to Nov 29

SM Entertainment's new ballad group S.M. The Ballad has postponed the release date of their upcoming album. SM announced Thursday that S.M. The Ballad's first album "Longing For You," originally set to go on sale today, will hit online and offline stores on November 29, while the title track of the same name will be available on various online musi...

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2PM's DVD comes in at No. 2 on Oricon chart

Nov 24 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

2PM's DVD comes in at No. 2 on Oricon chart

K-pop idols 2PM have claimed the No. 2 spot on Japan's prestigious Oricon DVD chart with their latest DVD release. The boys' first DVD titled "Hottest~2PM 1st Music Video Collection & The History~,” which was released today, came in second place on the daily Oricon DVD chart as of Monday. "We are happy to hear such great news about 2PM and we want...

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Mary J. Blige to hold concert in Korea January 2011

Nov 24 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Mary J. Blige to hold concert in Korea January 2011

Queen of hip-hop soul Mary J. Blige will hold a concert in Korea next January, the first stop on her "Music Saved My Life" world tour. On Wednesday, the concert's promoter YESCOM announced in a press release that Mary J. Blige will perform at the Grand Peace Palace at Seoul's Kyung Hee University on January 16. She will then hold a series of concer...

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2AM album grabs No. 1 spot on Taiwan music chart

Nov 24 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

2AM album grabs No. 1 spot on Taiwan music chart

Korean ballad group 2AM's first full-length album "Saint o'clock" has landed on the No. 1 spot on a music chart in Taiwan.The website for the prestigious G-Music chart showed Wednesday that 2AM's latest album "Saint o'clock" topped its weekly K-J POP chart as of November 18, just a week after the album's release in the country on November 1...

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Jang Keun-suk performs in Sapporo for Japanese tour

Nov 24 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

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Hallyu star Jang Keun-suk performed in Sapporo over the weekend, the second stop on his fan tour in Japan. A press release from Tree J. Company on Wednesday announced that Jang took the stage in front of some 3,000 fans at the Nitori Bunka Hall located in Sapporo on November 21 for his second show titled "JANG KEUN SUK JAPAN TOUR in Sapporo." The s...

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S.M. The Ballad unveils another song from new album

Nov 23 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

S.M. The Ballad unveils another song from new album

SM Entertainment’s new ballad group "S.M. The Ballad" unveiled another teaser for a song from their upcoming album "Longing For You" today.A minute-long snippet of "Don't Lie," by members Jonghyun and JINO, was revealed on the band's official website (www.smtheballad.smtown.com)."Don't Lie" is a neo-soul style song that combines electronic pi...m

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2NE1 member Sandara has 200,000 friends

Nov 23 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

2NE1 member Sandara has 200,000 friends

Korean girl group 2NE1 member Sandara Park said on her official me2day site (Korean version of Twitter) that she has 200,000 friends, the largest number of followers for a celebrity.The K-pop idol posted a photograph of 2NE1's band practicing with a comment below saying, "Wow! I just reached 200,000 friends on my me2day account -- all thanks to you...

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1st line up for Mnet Asian Music Awards revealed

Nov 23 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

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The first line-up of guests attending the 2010 Mnet Asia Music Awards (MAMA) have been revealed. The official website of the Ment's annual music festival showed that Korean artists 2PM, 2NE1, miss A, Taeyang and Tiger JK will attend the event while international singers include Zhang Jie and iMe from China, Perfume and Chemistry from Japan and Amer...

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Kate Bosworth says filming with Jang Dong-gun new but not dif.

Nov 23 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

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Hollywood actress Kate Bosworth has said working on film "The Warrior's Way," helmed by a Korean director and starring a Korean actor, was a new experience but not a different one.Bosworth made the remark during a press screening for the film in Seoul on Monday while speaking to reporters about the pic directed by Sngmoo Lee and featuring Jang Dong...m

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miss A holds first showcase in China

Nov 23 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

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K-pop idols miss A visited China for a mobile phone showcase yesterday, according to their agency JYP Entertainment (JYPE) on Tuesday. JYPE announced in a press release that miss A, currently the spokesmodel for China's Anycall, flew into Beijing for their first showcase for Anycall held at a concert hall called The Place on Monday. The girls met w...

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Promotional events kick off in Japan for release of 2PM DVD

Nov 23 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

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Promotional events promoting boy band 2PM's first DVD release in Japan have kicked off, according to their agency JYP Entertainment on Tuesday.A press release from JYP Entertainment (JYPE) announced Monday that they have come together with Japan's Mandoka cafe in Shibuya of Tokyo to open a 2PM Cafe, where fans who visit the store can listen to 2PM...

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Bobby Kim holds concert in Japan

Nov 23 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Bobby Kim holds concert in Japan

Korean R&B singer Bobby Kim held a concert in Japan last week to promote the release of his first album in the country.His agency Oscar Entertainment said through a press release on Monday that some 2,000 fans gathered to watch the 37-year-old artist perform at the Akasaka Blitz Hall in Tokyo on November 19.At the show, Kim performed several of his...

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TVXQ to make comeback as duo in January 2011

Nov 23 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

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Boy band TVXQ, who have halted their activities as a five-member boy band since last July when three of its members filed a lawsuit against agency SM Entertainment, will make a comeback next January as a duo formed of its two remaining members U-Know Yunho and Max Changmin. The announcement came through a message on their official website

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Huh Gak sweeps Mnet charts for 3rd week

Nov 23 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Huh Gak sweeps Mnet charts for 3rd week

Singer Huh Gak ruled Mnet's singles chart for the third week in a row but with two new songs. Mnet's website showed on Tuesday that "Run Through The Sky," the title track from Huh Gak's first mini-album ranked no.1 on Mnet's weekly singles chart followed by "Happy Me," also by Huh and featuring John Park.Huh was the winner of Mnet's singin...

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Singer Jo Sung-mo to tie knot on Nov 27

Nov 23 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

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Korean singer Jo Sung-mo will be getting married at the end of this month, according his agency S-Plus Entertainment on Tuesday. An official at S-Plus said the 33-year-old singer will tie the knot with former actress Goo Min-ji through a private wedding at the Shilla hotel in Seoul on November 27. The official continued to explain that the two have..

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[INTERVIEW] Indie band "Broccoli You Too"

Nov 22 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

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A calm roller coaster - that is the phrase that would summarize the journey indie band "Broccoli You Too" has been on for the past five years. A year after they met in 2005, they failed at numerous auditions with their first demo album "Kku KKu Kku (2005)" but the group started to get noticed with their first EP album "No More Encore Request"...

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