Qri is T-ARA's new leader!

Following the tradition of T-ara, leader Soyeon passed the leader position to Qri, making her the 5th leader of the group.

On July 14, the group's agency revealed that in preparation for T-ara's upcoming album and Areum's departure, Qri has been selected to lead the group. After Eunjung, Boram, Hyomin and Soyeon, Qri is now the 5th leader.

The agency explained to Osen, "It is a part of the group to change the leader whenever there are new activities. For this, Qri is going to be in charged of their future activities."

Soyeon has been the leader for one and a half year since January 2012. On July 13, Qri stood up on the stage as the leader for the first time at Budokan arena in Tokyo, Japan.

On the said day, Qri announced, "I really had fun for today is my first day as the leader. Please look forward for brighter T-ara." After her short speech, the fans cheered for her who received warm welcome.

Meanwhile, T-ara is going to promote with 6 members for their comeback at the end of 2014.

Source: Nate
Written by KYUriShana@dkpopnews.net

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Infinite L wows everyone with his diving skills

On the recent filming of SBS ‘Good Sunday – Barefoot Friends, idols such as 2PM, 2AM, INFINITE, SISTAR, MBLAQ, RAINBOW and many more participated on Diving Competition Special.

Among the athletic idols, the idols who made everybody surprised is Infinite's L. Without much preparation, L was able to demonstrate a difficult diving position that reveals his skills.

The special episode will air on July 14.

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SNSD Tiffany is glamorous for CECI!

SNSD's Tiffany is the cover girl for the August issue of CECI magazine.

Tiffany looks gorgeous and beautiful on her official photos released by Ceci. The SNSD member reveals sophisticated beauty on her latest pictorial.

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Teen Top reveals "Reaction Version" of their Clap Encore MV

To commemorate Teen Top's 3rd anniversary, they released a special Clap Encore MV on July 10. This includes the never before seen footages from their first ever music video.

Following it, they also revealed Teen Top's Clap Encore Reaction video showing members' reaction while watching themselves three years ago. Want to know how they react?

Watch below:

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Amber reveals F(Minions)!!!

Amber strikes humor again as she reveals Minion version of f(x). She uploaded the photo on her instagram account and wrote, "F (MINIONS)"!

In the photo, the Minions are edited with the girls' hair. Can you guess who is who in this funny photo?

Source: Amber's instagram

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f(x) Sulli discovers co-member's Krystal's secret!

Sulli  back hugged  Krystal, but she discovered something else.
On the July 9th episode of   ‘Amazing f(x) ,’ Sulli and Krystal were observing their leader   Victoria while playing  golf balls. When Sulli gave the  Krystal   a back hug, she said surprisingly,  ” Huh? You have abs.”
Watch below:

written by: loveluytakyo@dkpopnews.net
SOURCE: Suney1989

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KARA's Jiyoung no more twitter, hello instagram

KARA ‘s   Jiyoung  deleted her twitter account after she wrote,  Bye bye Twitter look forward to Instagram~ ByeBye!!”
But we won't really not see her, she still has her instagram account! 
On her Instagram, she uploaded three new photos onto it.
 “ I feel a lot of things when I see myself in photos “.
I like udon
They’re in love “.
written by: loveluytakyo@dkpopnews.net
SOURCE: @kkangjji_

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BTS covers J.Cole‘s ‘Born Sinner'!

BTS made a cover of   J.Cole ‘s ‘ Born Sinner. ’ 

BTS re-titled it as ‘ Born Singer ’ 
Check out their cover!

written by: loveluytakyo@dkpopnews.net

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Gummy's breaks up with YG Entertainment!

Gummy's ten-year working relationship with YG Entertainment has already ended.

According to YG Entertainment, Gummy's contract with the agency has expired while her contract with their Japanese counterpart is set to end soon as well. Gummy is already taking meeting with a prospective new home. 

However, YG Entertainment is currently in discussion with Gummy and will still support her final decision no matter what.

written by: loveluytakyo@dkpopnews.net
SOURCE: StarNews

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LA Weekly's 10 Sexiest K-Pop Women unveiled!

After the list of the 10 sexiest Male K-Pop was revealed, it's girls' moment! 

On July 8, Tiffanie Lee also wrote about the '10 Sexiest Women in K-Pop' on LA Weekly blog. Just like the early article, you have to open this before you can know who landed on the list and who grabbed the number one spot. 

written by: loveluytakyo@dkpop news.net
SOURCE: blogs laweekly

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LA Weekly's 10 Sexiest K-Pop Men revealed!

On July 5, Tiffanie Lee featured an article entitled 'The 10 Sexiest Men in K-Pop' on LA Weekly blog.

They chose all those men by themselves. Read here to know who are in the list and who gets the number one spot!

LA Weekly started in 1978 which has been decoding Los Angeles for its readers featuring its subcultures, shifting rhythms, unreported stories and the city's political leaders. LA Weekly  was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for criticism by food writer Jonathan Gold in 2007.

written by: loveluytakyo@dkponews.net
SOURCE: blogs laweekly

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Cube Entertainment teases on BEAST's upcoming comeback!

Cube Entertainment teases everyone on BEAST's upcoming comeback this month!

According to Cube Entertainment, BEAST will return with a new album. As of now, they finished filming their MV. Soon, they will promote on music shows.

Aside from the new album for the  BEAST's comeback,  they will hold a huge concert "2013 Beautiful Show" at the Olympic Gymnastics Stadium in South Korea on July 20 and 21. It will be followed at Yokohama Arena in Japan on July 30 and 31, then Kobe World Memorial Hall on August 6 and 7.  

written by: loveluytakyo@dkpopnews.net
SOURCE:  TenAsia

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FT Island’s Lee Hongki and Mina Fujii to release a duet OST single

FT Island’s vocalist Lee Hongki and Japanese actress Mina Fujii will be singing a duet together for the final soundtrack of MBC’s ‘We Got Married - Global Edition’.

The virtual couple will release a duet song titled “Two of Us” on July 15. The song was briefly played on a previous episode of ‘We Got Married - Global Edition’ and received much attention from the viewers.

‘We Got Married - Global Edition’ pairs together single celebrities from different countries to experience make-believe marriage life together. The show is currently airing concurrently in over 21 countries including South Korea, Taiwan, China, Japan, India, Australia, and others.

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Ailee sweeps online music charts with “U&I”

Power vocalist Ailee has swept all the music charts with her latest title song, “U&I”.

Ailee made her comeback on July 12 with the release of her second mini album ‘A’s Doll House’. Immediately after her album’s release, her title song “U&I” shot atop Korean music real-time charts including MelOn, Bugs Music, Olleh, Mnet, Soribada, Daum Music, Monkey3 and Naver Music, leading to a coveted chart “all-kill”.

Along with the title song, Ailee’s other tracks such as “Rainy Day” and “No No No” also ranked high on the charts, as well as hotly searched for on various Korean portal sites.

“U&I” is a funky tune that features Ailee’s powerful vocals. The song was co-written by K-Pop hitmaker Shinsadong Tiger.

Source : dkpopnews[dot]net

JYJ to release summer edition of ‘The JYJ’ Magazine

JYJ will be publishing a special summer edition of ‘The JYJ’ magazine in both Korea and Japan.

On July 12, C-Jes Entertainment revealed that the upcoming magazine theme will be ‘friends’ and will include issues about JYJ member’s cover story, personal experiences and thoughts of friends.

The magazine will contain never before seen photos from rehearsal and performance at the Tokyo Dome concert which took place in April. The magazine will also focus on each member’s solo careers and behind stories. The summer issue will have a total of 120 pages.

JYJ members said, We hope that the magazine will be a great gift for fans to remember our memories.”

Source : dkpopnews[dot]net

A Pink appointed as ambassadors for ‘Seoul Character & Licensing Fair 2013’

Girl group A Pink has been appointed as the honorary ambassadors for the ‘Seoul Character & Licensing Fair 2013’.

On July 11, the six lovely members of A Pink attended the Seoul Character and Licensing Fair 2013 at the COEX, Seoul, where they were appointed as honorary ambassadors.

The event is organized by both COEX and Korea Creative Contents Agency to advertise Korean characters not only domestically but also internationally to 170 countries and to introduce various characters with unique concepts each year. The event will be held from July 17th to 21st at COEX, Seoul.

Check out more photos below.

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KCON 2013 announces the second artist on the lineup

After confirming EXO’s participation, KCON 2013 has now announced the second artist on the lineup!

On July 12, KCON USA released a short video, announcing ballad group 2AM as the second group confirmed for the upcoming large-scale K-Pop concert which will be held at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena on August 24 and 25.

KCON 2013 is Mnet’s large scale convention, dedicated to the hottest entertainment coming out of Korea including K-pop, K-drama and Korean movies. More artists will be announced in the next few weeks.

Source : dkpopnews[dot]net

Girls’ Generation’s Sunny reveals she is a fan of Michael Jackson

Girls’ Generation’s Sunny has revealed that she is a fan girl of the late “King of Pop”, Michael Jackson.

On July 11, Sunny posted a photo on her Instagram along with the captions, “I watched it yesterday.. Michael jackson’s music.. really has incredible powerㅠㅠ i miss him.. i love you, jackson oppa!! thank you for the nice performance, Cirque du Soleil!!♥ I saw this show yesterday!! It was Amazing.. Love you!! MJ!!!”

In the photo, Sunny is making cute expressions with her show ticket while posing for the camera. She is also giving a big thumbs up, expressing her satisfaction for the great show.

Sunny followed up with the posts, “The ‘ONE’ show my second oldest unnie, jingu dingu, and brother-in-law and I watched together.. yes yes, that's right. this was also a Michael Jackson show.. yes yes, I am Jackson oppa's biggest fan. cirque du soleil, heart bbyong bbyong, I like you^^;;ㅋㅋ”

“I went to Vegas w/ my sister and bro in law. We watched the Michael Jackson show "ONE" and it was dope! I'm a loyal fan for life!”


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‘PATi PATi’ magazine sells out for the first time in 30 years with TVXQ as cover

TVXQ once again displayed unparalled popularity in Japan.

The duo was recently featured in the monthly music magazine ‘PATi PATi’ for the month of August, and the issue was immediately sold out for the first time in the magazine’s 30 year history, evidencing the TVXQ’s effect.

The publisher said, “In Japan, it’s rare to hear of a magazine to be sold out. We’ve been flooded with online orders since reservations began, so we decided to reprint the issue for the first time.”

The publisher added that this is the first time a reprint decision has been made for ‘PATi PATi’ since the magazine’s creation in 1984.

Source : dkpopnews[dot]net

[130712] Dynamic Duo wins on Music Bank’s ‘K-Chart’ + Other Performances

KBS “Music Bank” is back this week full of amazing performances!

The July 12th episode of the show features the much-anticipated comeback performances from Ailee, A-JAX and Stellar as well as debut stage of new girl group BESTie.

Other performers tonight included SISTAR, Dynamic Duo, 4minute, Girl’s Day, EXO, Jewelry, Roy Kim, A Pink, Dal Shabet, Geeks, John Park, Sunny Hill, BTS, MR.MR, Park Sae Byul and 2EYES.

And for the highlight of the show, Dynamic won on this week’s K-Chart with their latest title track, “BAAAM”!

Congratulations Dynamic Duo!

Next Week: INFINITE (Comeback)

Tonight’s Performances:


Park Sae Byul





Sunny Hill

John Park




Dal Shabet

A Pink

Roy Kim



Girl’s Day


Dynamic Duo


Watch tonight’s debut/comeback stages below:

Ailee - “U & I”
A-JAX - “Insane”
BESTie - “Pitapat”

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Ailee is back with “U & I” on ‘Music Bank’

Talented female soloist Ailee is finally back with second mini album ‘A’s Doll House’ and title track, “U & I”.

The title track “U & I” is a funky tune that features Ailee’s powerful vocals. The song was co-written by K-Pop hitmaker Shinsadong Tiger, and sings about a girl sending a warning message to a man who changed his heart.

Ailee is one of the promising singers in the music scene known for her strong pipe. She once again displayed her strong performance skills on her first comeback performance on ‘Music Bank’.

Source : dkpopnews[dot]net

Super Junior releases album digest for Japanese album ‘Hero’

Super Junior will be releasing its first studio album ‘Hero’ in Japan and they just released an album digest to give fans a preview of the upcoming tracks.

The album will contain a total of 11 tracks, including the title song “Hero” as well as “Bonamana”, “Opera”, “Mr. Simple” and more. It will be available in three versions and will be released in Japan on July 24.

Check out the preview below.

Source : dkpopnews[dot]net

KPop Who Am I #31

We are back with another new session of KPop Who Am I, do you have any idea who are owners of these hot bodies?

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Gaon Chart releases rankings for the month of June 2013

Gaon Chart is the national record chart of South Korea. It is complied by the Korea Music Content Industry Association with an aim to create a national chart for Korea similar to the Billboard charts and Oricon charts.

[Rankings for the month of June 2013 (June 1st - June 30th)]

Monthly Singles Chart

1. SISTAR : “Give It To Me” : 102,697,261 Points

2. Huh Gak & Eunji : “Short Hair” : 79,915,983

3. Bumkey ft. E-Sens : “Bad Girl” : 68,477,069

4. 4men : “Only You” : 66,157,303

5. Lim Kim : “All Right” : 60,615,106

6. SISTAR : “The Way You Make Me Melt” : 57,801,183

7. Lee Seung Chul : “My Love” : 54,908,099

8. B2ST : “Will You Be Alright?” : 48,360,806

9. 4minute : “What’s Your Name?” : 47,886,510

10. Lee Hyori : “Bad Girls” : 46,790,963


Monthly Album Chart

1. EXO : “XOXO (Kiss)” : 206,812 Albums

2. EXO : “XOXO (Hug)” : 172,144

3. MBLAQ : “Sexy Beat” : 36,379

4. Cho Yong Pil : “Hello” : 33,123

5. Henry : “Trap” : 30,213

6. B1A4 : “What’s Happening?” : 20,743

7. VIXX : “Hyde” : 18,816

8. 2PM : “Grown (Grand Edition)” : 17,351

9. Super Junior : “Super Junior World Tour Super Show 4” : 15,440

10. SISTAR : “Give It To Me” : 14,631

< Last month’s rankings

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EXO has the highest monthly album sales in 2013

EXO is setting new record with their first studio album ‘XOXO(Kiss&Hug)’, topping the monthly physical album sales chart for the month of June.

EXO's first studio album ‘XOXO(Kiss&Hug)’ was released on June 3 and topped Gaon’s physical album chart for the month of June. The album’s Korean version ‘Kiss’ sold 206,812 copies and Chinese version ‘Hug’ sold 172,144 copies. The albums sat on the No.1 and No.2 spot on the chart.

In total, the boys sold 378,956 copies of ‘XOXO(Kiss&Hug)’, which is the highest monthly total sales on Gaon for the first half of 2013.

Source : dkpopnews[dot]net

2NE1 to perform on ‘Music Core’ for 1st the time in 2 years

2NE1 will finally heating up the stage of MBC’s music program ‘Music Core’ after a 2 year absence.

An official of YG Entertainment confirmed that 2NE1 will be appearing on the July 13 airing of ‘Music Core’ to perform their new song “Falling in Love.” This will be the first time in two years since the group performed “Ugly” back in 2011.

Since there used to be some rumours about YG Entertainment not being on the best of terms with either MBC or KBS, 2NE1’s appearance on MBC may implies that the relationship between YG and MBC has been resolved.

Source : dkpopnews[dot]net

Daesung shoots his first ever kiss scene in “I Love You” MV

Big Bang’s Daesung talked about his first ever kiss scene in his music video for latest Japanese single, “I Love You”.

The music video shows a touching love story of a man and a woman, and Daesung casted in the music video as the main character himself. In particular, it has become a hot issue in an instant as it contains the singer’s kissing scene.

Daesung said, “I was so nervous that I don’t remember anything. The music video shows one brief kiss scene only, but we had multiple shootings at different angles.”

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Kim Hyun Joong is rehearsing hard for his ‘Round 3’ comeback + releases new teaser photo

Kim Hyun Joong is working hard for his long-awaited Korean comeback.

The singer updated his Facebook and Weibo on July 10th, saying, “Rehearsing, rehearsing, and rehearsing,” and also shared three photos along with his post.

In the released pictures is Kim Hyun Joong practicing various choreography for his upcoming performance. Especially, his muscular body shape and serious look is drawing many fans’ attention.

Also, Kim Hyun Joong released new teaser photo as well as unveiled more details for his comeback. It has been revealed that Keone Madrid worked on the choreography for the title song “Your Story,” while the music video is directed by Jo Soo Hyun, the director behind the music videos for Psy.

Meanwhile, Kim Hyun Joong will be releasing his new third mini album ‘Round 3’ on July 22.

Source : dkpopnews[dot]net

2NE1’s Sandara and Park Bom to launch new show ‘Double Park TV’

2NE1’s Sandara Park and Park Bom will be meeting with their fans through a special promotion.

On July 11th, YG Entertainment posted a teaser video on their official blog, YG-Life, announcing more promotional activities from the group. 2NE1 members Sandara Park and Park Bom will teame up to meet with fans by creating their own official YouTube channel ‘Double Park TV’.

‘Double Park TV’ was named as such because Sandara and Bom’s last names are both ‘Park’, and the two girls will be delivering various news of 2NE1 members. In the preview, the duo showed off their wacky charms and slapstick humor. Sandara and Park Bom received the order from Yang Hyun Suk to create a promotional team. They even received official gear and business cards.

Check out the preview below:

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Rookie group BESTie introduces themselves in Loen TV’s “I’M”

Officially making their debut with first single “Pitapat”, YNB Entertainment’s new girls group BESTie introduce themselves in Loen TV’s new segment “I’M” (Introducing Myself).

Like their title song “Pitapat”, their heart go pit-a-pat at the first interview. Each member showcases fresh, bright and bubbly charms with leader Hyeyeon’s Indian dimple, UJi’s husky voice, Dahye’s powerful sexy dance, and the youngest Haeryeong’s million dollar wink.

Check out the clip below:

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Ailee returns with ‘A’s Doll House’ mini album + “U & I” MV

Talented female soloist Ailee is finally back with her second mini album ‘A’s Doll House’ and title track, “U & I”.

The title track “U & I” is a funky tune that features Ailee’s powerful vocals. The song was co-written by K-Pop hitmaker Shinsadong Tiger, and sings about a girl sending a warning message to a man who changed his heart.

The new mini album will be filled with Ailee’s own music color of funk, contemporary R&B, slow tempo R&B and hybrid soul, namely in “U & I,” “No No No,” “Rainy Day,” “I’ll be OK,” “Scandal” and “How Could You Do This To Me”.

Check out the MV below:

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RaNia releases new dance practice video for “Just Go”

Currently preparing for their overseas promotions, RaNia greets their fans by releasing another dance practice video for previous title track, “Just Go”.

The new practice video is different from their old one. The girls are dressed up in casual clothing and showcase their powerful choreography freely in more spacious practice room.

“Just Go” is a pop song with elements of swing music which showcases RaNia’s strong feminine image. The song was created by hitmaker KNS, who have worked with superstars like Lady Gaga and Britney Spears.

Check out the clip below:

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INFINITE drops audio preview for ‘Destiny’ album

INFINITE drops audio preview for ‘Destiny’ album

With their anticipated comeback just around the corner, INFINITE continue the teasing and release an audio preview for upcoming album, ‘Destiny’.

The new mini album will include four songs, “Destiny”, “Inception”, “I’m Going to You” and “Mom”. The title track will include a blockbuster music video shot at LA’s Universal Studios, which exudes a more intense image of INFINITE.

Check out the teaser below:

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Cool Kim Jaejoong For ASTA TV Magazine!

Kim Jaejoong featured in ASTA TV Magazine.

JYJ member Kim Jaejoong shows his cool image in his photos for ASTA TV Magazine July issue. The photos were taken during his solo concert and press conference. Jaejoong looks like an angel from heaven in his photos.

Take a look at handsome Jaejoong's pictures below.

Written by: angelclowie18@dkpopnews.net

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