Category Archives: K-Pop Music News

KARA {Kpop} Rumored To Be Disbanding

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Source:Koreaboo – Pann

Media:Koreaboo – Pann

Posted: Friday December 25, 2015 5:29 p.m PST

 

With KARA‘s contract expiration date nearing with DSP Media, many netizens are suspecting that the group will not renew their contract and will instead disband.

On Pann, a netizen published on December 24th a post titled “Girl group who will disband,” naming girl group KARA and wrote, “Next year, KARA will enter their 9th year. Their contract is reaching near its end. Rumors going amongst fans is that Park Gyuri will be going to an film acting agency and Goo Hara will enter SM C&C. I don’t know about Han Seungyeon, but there is talk that none of these three will renew their contract.”

“There is also a rumor that DSP will be doing something with Youngji and Somin, who withdrew from April.”

DSP Media confirmed back in October 2015 that Park Gyuri, Han Seungyeon, and Goo Hara’s contract with the agency would indeed be expiring at the end of the year though a confirmation of a renewal has yet to be reported.

KARA originally debuted in 2007 as a four-member girl group (Gyuri, Seungyeon, Nicole,Sunghee) before going through their first lineup change in 2008. Member Sunghee left and the group welcomed two additional members, Hara and Jiyoung, where they found success as a group.

In 2011, the group underwent controversy when all of the members minus group leader Gyuri filed a suit against DSP Media, requesting contract termination. Goo Hara withdrew from the suit and rejoined the company, and four months later, the agency resolved their issues with the three remaining members.

In January 2014, Nicole officially withdrew from KARA after deciding not to renew her contract with Jiyoung also leaving with her own contract expiring in April 2014. A new member was recruited, Youngji, who joined on July 1st following the conclusion of the KARA Project.

 

 

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JYJ’s “Wake Me Tonight” Tops Oricon Daily Chart

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Source:Koreaboo – The Star

Media:Koreaboo – The Star

Posted: Friday January 23, 2015 @ 5:25 p.m PST

 

Trio JYJ’s first Japanese single “Wake Me Tonight” was well-received by listeners as it topped the Oricon Daily chart for singles soon after its release.

The track was released on January 21st and is a mid-tempo track featuring the members’ soothing vocals against an electric guitar and rhythmic beat.

The agency revealed, due to various distribution issues, the song was not released until two months after its initial premiere at a concert. Despite this, the track still received an explosive response, showing the great support that JYJ got from fans.

“Wake Me Tonight” also performed well on other rankings namely Tower Records charts and HMV 24 Hours charts.

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BoA ‘s 2015 Comeback Album

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Source:Koreaboo –  Star News

Media: Koreaboo –  Star News

Posted: Thursday January 1, 2015 @ 6:57 p.m PST

 

BoA will be making a comeback in 2015 with a Korean album, to commemorate her 15th anniversary with plans to surprise her fans with a “special gift”.

Boa debuted at the age of 14 in August of 2000 with the first official album “ID Peace B” and has released multiple albums in Japan as well as Korea. Her last Korean album was her 7th official album, “Only One”, in 2012.

She debuted in Japan in 2001 and since her first official Japanese album was released on March 2002, she has placed herself on the Oricon Charts multiple times. Many of her singles have also won first place on the charts.

SM Entertainment revealed on December 31st that the artist will be releasing a new album revealing, “We cannot specify when at the moment but BoA will be releasing a new album in Korea next year. The music will be such that only BoA can pull off.”

Stay tuned for more details on her comeback!

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Moon Hee Jun {Former H.O.T. Member} TVXQ Made Him Feel Endangered

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Source:Koreaboo –  TV Report

Media: Koreaboo –  TV Report

Posted: Tuesday December 30, 2014 @ 1:23 a.m PST

 

Moon Hee Jun, who is known for being a former H.O.T.member, appeared on JTBC’s Inside Story Salon where he revealed that TVXQmade him feel endangered.

While Moon Hee Jun revealed that he would usually help his hoobaes and try to better himself at the same time, he said, “There was a group of hoobaes that made me nervous. They were on my mind for a while, it was TVXQ.” Although they were his hoobaes, “I felt endangered as soon as I saw them training,” he said.

H.O.T. debuted as a five member group during the 90s under SM Entertainment. The Korean group released their first album, We Hate All Kinds of Violence in September of 1996, while the group disbanded in 2001 when their contract expired.

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SG Wannabe {Legendary Group} Talking Comeback 2015 “Chae Dong Ha Committed Suicide In 2011”

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Source:Koreaboo – No Cut News

Media: Koreaboo – No Cut News

Posted: Thursday December 25, 2014 @ 6:15 p.m PST

 

 

SG Wannabe is the next legendary group who have been revealed to be in talks for a comeback in the coming year!

Reportedly, the trio are currently in talks with CJ E&M to plan a comeback. The company said, “We are currently in a positive discussion to release a new SG Wannabe album. No specifics about when or how activities will be carried out has been determined yet. We are on a level where we are simply meeting and negotiating for an agreement.”

Debuting in 2004, SG Wannabe rose into prominence with their fantastic vocals despite not revealing their faces to the public. Since then, they have had released countless of hits, including “Timeless,” “Sin & Punishment,” “Saldaga (While You Live,” “Arirang,” “La La La,” and more.

However, their activities as SG Wannabe were halted following the death of member Chae Dong Ha in 2011, who committed suicide after his long bout with depression. Chae Dong Ha debuted in 2004 with SG Wannabe, leaving the group in 2007 to pursue solo activities, and was replaced by Lee Seok Hoon.

Currently, Kim Yong Jun and Lee Seok Hoon are set to be released from the military in early 2015, before preparing for their group comeback with Kim Jin Ho.

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KARA {K-Pop} Japan Tour With New Member “Young Ji”

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Source:Koreaboo – Osen

Media:Koreaboo – Osen

Posted:Saturday October 25, 2014 @ 5:02 p.m PST

 

On October 24th, KARA successfully launched their first stop of their Japan tour “KARASIA“, their first public tour in Japan after regrouping.

It was reported that the first concert was packed showing KARA’s consistent popularity in Japan. The fans were frenzied with the stage studded with KARA’s hit-songs including “Mamma Mia,” “Mister”, “Pretty Girl”, “Step”, “Jet Coaster Love”, “Go Go Summer” and with many more fancy performances. Aside from staging their hit tracks, the group also prepared special solo and duet stages for their fans.

During the concert, KARA expressed their gratitude to their fans and was quoted saying, “We are so happy to meet you guys again in a long time. We are really glad. We are so impressed and appreciate to see you all having fun! Hope to provide you guys with more good songs.” KARA’s new member, Young Ji expressed her amazement as well, “I will never forget today. I hope you all remember this day too. I will try my best.”

In late June, DSP Media held a special survival program to choose a new member to join KARA after Kang Jiyoung and Nicole Jung left the agency after their contract expired, where newest member Young Ji was selected. Recently, KARA made a comeback with 6th mini-album Mamma Miain August together with Young Ji.

Meanwhile, KARA will make 7 stops, including, Yokohama, Osaka, Nagoya, Kanazawa, and Niigata, with total of 10 concerts during “KARASIA” Japan Tour.

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Group S {K-Pop Band} Make Their Comeback In 11 years and Appearing On “Immortal Song 2″

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Source:Koreaboo – Osen

Media:Koreaboo – Osen

Posted: Tuesday October 21, 2014 @ 5:48 p.m PST

 

Group S, including all members Kangta, Shin Hye Sung, and Lee Ji Hoon, are set to make their comeback for the first time in 11 years! The group has now announced they will be appearing on “Immortal Song 2″

While some of the fans may have already seen Group S performing at SMTOWN LIVE WORLD TOUR IV in SHANGHAI, Group S will make their first appearance on TV through the program Immortal Song 2. Reportedly, Group S has finished filming the Song Chang Sik episode of Immortal Song 2 airing on November 3rd.

These three musicians have continued on their long lasting relationship until today. As long as their hiatus has been, Group S have prepared to promote with enthusiasm and with their full effortt.

Their comeback stage will begin with M! Countdown on October 23rd. Don’t miss the release of their mini-album “Autumn Breeze” with title song “Without You” due October 24th!

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iKON {K-Pop Boy Group} 4 Members To Join Bobby, B.I and JInhwan

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Source:Koreaboo – YG-Life and TopStarNews

Media:Koreaboo – YG-Life and TopStarNews

Posted: Tuesday October 14, 2014 @ 4:29 a.m PST

 

YG Entertainment has released the official poster for the final match of “MIX & MATCH.”

After undergoing vigorous training and experiencing various types of evaluations, all nine trainees will be holding their final match on October 22nd. According to YG Entertainment today, it was confirmed that “MIX & MATCH’ will hold their final match at Korea University’s Hwajung Gym in Seoul, South Korea at 8PM KST.

Big Bang, 2NE1 and other artists are confirmed to attend the event.

Meanwhile, the final match will determine the four remaining members that will join Bobby, B.I and JInhwan to form, iKON. The votes accumulated during the fan meeting and voting event held in Japan, China and South Korea will be included in the final evaluation of the show. The final voting will be held in Seoul, South Korea on October 17th.

The full episode for “MIX & MATCH” will be aired simultaneously on Mnet and Naver.

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miss A, 2PM, GOT7, Wonder Girls, 2AM, & More {JYP Present “ONE MIC”}

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Source:Koreaboo – JYPnation via Twitter

Media:Koreaboo – JYPnation via Twitter

Posted: Monday October 13, 2014 @ 3:46 a.m PST

 

On October 12, JYP Entertaniment announced they will be bringing their agency family concert “One Mic” to Bangkok!

The entertainment company, whose active artists include miss A, 2PM and GOT7, as well as Wonder Girls, JOO, 2AM, J.Y Park (Park Jinyoung), Baek Ahyeon, 15& and most recently, Bernard Park, is sure to have a killer line-up.

JYP Entertaniment is known for having talents from all around, and two of their hottest groups, 2PM andGOT7 even boast Thai talents in Nichkhun and BamBam, respectively.

 

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Lee Minho {City Hunter-The Heirs} To Release His 2nd For His Fans

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Source:Koreaboo –  TV Report

Media: Koreaboo –  TV Report

Posted: Thursday September 25, 2014 @ 6:42 p.m PST

 

Actor Lee Minho will be releasing his 2nd album next month specially for his fans!

With the release of his upcoming album, Lee Minho plans to perform a set for his fans during his “RE:MINHO” fan meeting tour. According to his agency on September 26th, Lee Minho’s 2nd album will be released in October, a year and 4 months since the release of his 1st studio album.

According to the production staff, “Lee Minho has put a lot of heartfelt commitment towards this album ‘Song For You’ for his fans. The album will mainly consist of deep, emotional pop-rock songs for the Fall season.”

Lee Minho will begin his fan meeting tour “RE:MINHO” in Beijing on October 4th before moving on to Tokyo, Japan on October 12th and 13th. Remaining performances are set to be announced via his official website, including the Seoul stop.

While Lee Minho has never promoted his albums on music shows, it is quite wonderful to see him releasing them especially for his fans to entertain them further during his fan meeting tours.

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“INFINITE Power” {New K-Pop Group} Formed For SBS Drama “My Lovely Girl” {4 Members}

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Source:Koreaboo – MyDaily – asianwiki

Media:Koreaboo – MyDaily – asianwiki

Posted: Friday September 12, 2014 @ 4:56 a.m PST

 

“INFINITE Power”, an idol group specially formed for SBS drama “My Lovely Girl”, reveals a jacket photo and concert poster!

In the drama “My Lovely Girl,” “INFINITE Power” is the best Hallyu K-Pop group from AnA, Korea’s most successful entertainment company. The group consists of 4 members, including Kim Myungsoo and Lee Hoya of INFINITE, as well as Lee Daeyeol and Choi Seongyun. If you haven’t recognized the resemblence, Lee Daeyeol is the brother of INFINITE’s member Lee Sungyeol, while Choi Seongyun is a trainee. With jacket photos and a concert poster taken so professionally, it seems almost real that this is a new group that will soon debut in the K-pop industry.

Hoya will play the role of the group’s leader as Raeheon, while Myungsoo plays Shiwoo. Although “INFINITE Power” is just a group formed for the drama, all 4 members, including the non-INFINITE members, showed their coolness and charisma that would not lose out to real idol groups.

We can expect “INFINITE Power” to showcase their popularity and explosive energy through a passionate stage, as it is reported that they have already completed filming for their “MHDR” concert. Although “My Lovely Girl” has yet to premiere on television, “INFINITE Power” has already shown their power by receiving a lot of support and attention.

“My Lovely Girl” stars Rain and f(x)’s Krystal, and besides “INFINITE Power”, some other cast members include Chae Yeryun, Park Doosik, and BESTie‘s Na Haeryung.

“My Lovely Girl” will broadcast its first episode on September 17, taking over the timeslot of recently-ended “It’s Okay, That’s Love” on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10PM (KST). Meanwhile, this upcoming drama has already released its fourth teaser clip, hyping things up for their potential viewers!

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SPICA {K-Pop} Returning With 4 Members

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Source:Koreaboo – Ten Asia

Media: Koreaboo – Ten Asia

Posted: Tuesday September 2, 2014 @ 6:54 p.m PST

 

SPICA will be returning as a four-member unit group this month sans Boa, who is preparing for a solo debut. Named SPICA.S (“S” for special), the remaining members will be collaborating with hit producer Brave Brothers for their comeback.

On September 3, SPICA.S released additional image teasers for Juhyun, Narae, Jiwon and Bohyung via their B2M Entertainment’s Twitter account. Wearing thigh-high pantyhose and beige, chic body suits, SPICA.S exudes maturity and sexiness.

It has also been revealed that SPICA.S will be working together with producer Brave Brothers for the title track “Shameful Man?”

The single’s first teaser is set to be released on September 5 with the actual release scheduled for September 12.

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Dohee {Tiny-G} Does Not Like “Skinny Guys” Her Ideal Type Is “Seo Inguk”

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Source:Koreaboo

Media:Koreaboo

Posted: Wednesday August 27, 2014 @ 6:17 p.m PST

 

Tiny-G recently appeared on corner cable channel’s MBC Every1 “Weekly Idol” on August 26, where Dohee revealed her ideal type.

The MC asked the group’s ideal types to which singer-turned-actress Dohee revealed without hesitation to be actor/singer Seo Inguk. She further adds the reasons he is her ideal type, saying, “He has a good body figure and sing well.”

She further emphasizes that she does not like “skinny guys.”

Jung Hyungdon follows her comment with “You sure you’re not talking about Seo Inguk and not So [cow] Inguk?” making everyone laugh.

Meanwhile, Tiny-G has wrapped up activities for their latest single “Ice Baby.”

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FT Island {Kpop} 14th Japanese Single “To The Light,” October 15, 2014

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Source: Koreaboo – F.T. Island’s Facebook, FT Island JP

Media: Koreaboo – F.T. Island’s Facebook, FT Island JP

Posted: Saturday August 23, 2014 @ 5:20 p.m

 

FT Island will be coming back with their 14th Japanese single “To The Light,” and have revealed four cover photos through their official Facebook page.

“To The Light” is set to be released on October 15 and through their Facebook page they have stated that all songs were composed and written by the group.

Tracks for the single include the title song “To The Light,” “Tornado” and “Fish,” as well as the instrumental of “To The Light.” DVD editions will feature their LIVE & DIGEST from Official Fan meeting 2014 [First Half], the music video of the title track as well as a making special feature.

Recently, FT Island became the face of Taiwanese apparel STAYREAL, and they are currently preparing for their “FTISLAND AUTUMN TOUR 2014 ‘To The Light’” in Japan. They will be going to Tokyo on October 16, Hokkaido on October 24, Osaka on November 1, Aichi on November 14, and Kanagawa on November 24.

There are two different sets of pictures, two with a dark background and two with a light one. The members are seen posing charismatically as bits of light shine upon them.

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JYJ {Kpop} To Meet 40,000 Fans At The “Jamsil Main Stadium” August 9, 2014

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Source:Koreaboo – XSportsNews

Posted: Saturday August 2, 2014 @ 5:16 p.m PST

 

Park Yoochun stated, “Although we all have individual activities, we have always wanted to present the fans with a variety of things such as performances, the membership week, and other activities as a group as JYJ. Because our company understood our feelings, I feel great to have been able to create such an event.”

Kim Jaejoong also continued to thank the fans, saying, “We prepared and created a special place for the fans. Rather than a place where you will be in awe, we wanted to create a place where you will feel happy. I think that you will return home with good memories.”

JYJ is also planning on meeting around 40,000 fans at their 2014 Asia Tour, “The Return Of The King” on August 9th at the Jamsil Main Stadium in Seoul.

 

 

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Hyuna {Kpop} Returns With Sexy Solo “A TALK”

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Source:Koreaboo – 4Minute

Media: Koreaboo – 4Minute

Posted: Sunday July 27, 2014 @ 10;45 p.m PST

 

Hyuna has finally returned with her third mini-album “A Talk” and title track “Red”!

With the news of Hyuna’s return announced over a month ago, multiple series of concept and teaser photos for her return have been released over the past month, slowly revealing the mini-album name, “A Talk,” and her title track name, “Red”. After the revelation of the tracklist, two music video teasers have been released, drawing anticipation for Hyuna’s return.

After a long wait, the music video for “Red” has been released. Returning with a fast-paced electronic dance song, Hyuna takes on a sexy new comeback concept, straying from her previously more playful and bubbly image.

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Baekhyun {Kpop EXO} Sincere Apology To Fans

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Source:Koreaboo

Media:Koreaboo

Posted: Wednesday July 16, 2014 @ 6:50 p.m PST

 

Since news broke out of EXO Baekhyun and Girls’ Generation Taeyeon’s relationship, EXO has been on tour and Baekhyun had not released a message to fans.

Now, he has left a message to fans on Instagram.

 

Hello, this is Baekhyun. Although it’s very late.. I’m leaving these words here to tell all the fans that I’m sorry for the disappointment and pain I’ve given you. 

I’ve written and erased my words many times, but I felt as if I was just making excuses and didn’t have the courage to express my heart and resolve the misunderstandings.. I also thought that just saying this would also be meaningless.. So even now, I’m worried and my heart is uneasy that you might be hurt again because of this post and that I might regret putting this up.. But, I really wanted to express my sincere feelings so I’m writing this post. 

I’m so sorry that I caused pain to fans who have always been precious to me. And I’m sorry again that I hurt you more through the misunderstandings that came from this situation. 

I wish that.. our fans will no longer hurt.. Although I’m really undeserving, I will do my best to slowly approach you all again.. And EXO is a name that is so precious to me. I want to tell you that I’ve never thought of EXO lightly.

I will continue to strive to become EXO’s Baekhyun who does his best on and off stage. I hope that these words at least will come off sincere.

 

 

HALO {New Kpop Boy Band} Meet The 6 Sexy Members Debuting June 26

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Source:Koreaboo –  Osen

Media: Koreaboo –  Osen

Posted: Wednesday June 25, 2014 @ 6:29 p.m PST

 

Rookie 6-member boy group HALO will be debuting on the 26th of June, however on the 24th, just 2 days before their official debut date, their fancafe is already at 2761 members.

 

Despite the fact that HALO have not yet debuted, they have not yet been able to officially promote themselves on any music programs or mainstream shows, thus a fanbase of over 2500 fans is quite an incredible achievement.

Their agency, AYIN Holdings, thanked the fans who have been so supportive of the group, in which they said, “I think the fans really like how bright and healthy the 6 members of HALO are. Thank you for the love and support, even before their debut.”

HALO will be debuting on the 26th with their single album titled “38°C”, in which their title song will be “The Temperature is Hot”; a song with an addictive melody and lyrics about love and the passion of the youth.

 

 

 

 

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WINNER {New Kpop Boy Group- {Who is Next: WIN} Debut Video “The Visitor”

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Source: Koreaboo – WINNER Official YouTube and SSTV News

Media: Koreaboo – WINNER Official YouTube and SSTV News

Posted Tuesday June 10, 2014 @ 6:24 p.m PST

 

WINNER reveals first video teaser for debut track, “The Visitor.”

 

Just as YG Entertainment’s Yang Hyunsuk announced earlier, WINNER will be making their debut this month. The boy group off the program “Who is Next: WIN,” revealed their first video teaser for their upcoming debut.

Titled “The Visitor,” the video teaser sets it up to be a dark concept with hidden meaning as the scenes range from a deserted party, an abandoned dinner table, and night settings. The background music only adds to the feeling by starting with a simple mellow tune and building up to a more rhythmic and electronic, percussive sound.

The video does not include a release date or other information about “The Visitor” but fans can anticipate more teasers from WINNER soon!