Category Archives: KPOP News

CNCO {Latin American Boy Band} Racist and Insensitive Toward Kpop BTS

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Source: koreaboo

Media: Koreaboo

Posted: Monday January 29, 2018 @ 2:45 am PST

 

Latin American boy band CNCO was in an interview with iHeartLatino host Enrique Santos, but the interview took a very racist and insensitive turn towards BTS and the Korean language.

It was the host that first introduced the topic and compared CNCO to BTS, saying that BTS is basically the Korean version of them, to which the boys laughed somewhat awkwardly at.

The racism begins right after that when Enrique says “and the lyrics are great right?” and the CNCO boys start to sing in gibberish, mocking the Korean language.

he boys then continue to mock and make fun by singing their song “Mamita” in gibberish, at one point even saying “oppa Gangnam style”, which you can hear at 1:21.

CLICK HERE TO HEAR THEM MOCKING BTS AND MAKING FUN OF KOREANS

 

 

 

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Super Junior’s Leeteuk Says SHINee’s Jonghyun Visited Him In A Dream, And Delivered A Message

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Source: Koreaboo

Media: Koreaboo

Posted: Monday December 25, 2017 @6:42 a.m PST

 

Since Jonghyun‘s sudden death, many of his close friends have been leaving messages for him. From SHINee members to other SM Entertainment artists, they have all grieved in their own ways.
Now, Super Junior‘s Leeteuk has shared his own message, explaining that Jonghyun had visited him in a dream, the day before the funeral.
Nobody could say they knew everything about you. No one was close enough for you to share everything with.
For the next while, I’m going to have to think hard about how lonely, angry and sad you had to be…why you made your final choice in the end and what you were trying to tell everyone who was left behind.
I’m sorry I couldn’t hold the hand that you reached out for me to hold harder. Because of this, my heart hurts even more.
The weight you were carrying was too much to handle for just being a celebrity. And you couldn’t do anything because you came too far to give anything up.
The day before I sent you off, you came to my dreams to tell me that I need to be happier, smiling brightly. I can still see that smile clearly in my head.
Leeteuk then talks about his own battle with depression, and how at one point he thought it would be better to die. He discusses how difficult it was in the military and opens up for the first time ever, about his deep struggles with life.
Everyone goes through hardship and sadness and you can’t compare who has it worse. To each person their emotion and situation could be the hardest to handle. I suffered from severe depression and I spent everyday thinking that it would be better to die then breathe on.
In the military they probably thought that I was putting on a show and that made things harder for me to handle. I spent 1 year enduring all that, so I know that if [Jonghyun] had even a little bit of an outlet, it would have been better….It’s Christmas and the word Christmas miracle rings in my heart.
From now, it’s important that we live happier I hope everyone makes all of their days as special as Christmas.
— Leeteuk
We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Call 1-800-273-8255 for help.

 

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KARA’s Youngji {Kpop} Alleged To Be Chubby

Reblogged By: De De Tillman;  Asian Celebrity Re-Blogger

Source:Koreaboo –  TV Daily

Media:Koreaboo –  TV Daily

Posted: Saturday December 26, 2016 @ 6:33 p.m PST

 

Female idols are often criticized for their weight, and KARA‘s Youngji is just the latest idol to be targeted by netizens.

After seeing photos of the DSP Media singer from a recent event, netizens couldn’t stop commenting on the title of the article which stated that KARA’s member has recently become chubby.

 

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Kim Dong Hyuk {Final 7th iKON-Kpop Band} Member

Reblogged By: De De Tillman;  K-Pop , K-Drama Celebrity Blogger

Source:Koreaboo

Media:Koreaboo

Posted: Thursday November 6, 2014 @4:55 p.m PST

 

the final seventh member of YG Entertainment‘s upcoming boy group iKON has been revealed!

During the broadcast of YG Entertainment’s survival program MIX & MATCH, which aired on November 6th, Kim Donghyuk was announced to be the final confirmed member of iKON, who is set to debut in January 2015.

Known for his strong beliefs and persistence on pushing his trainees to go through a survival-format process to debut, CEO Yang Hyun Suk has had a group of nine male trainees endure harsh competition and criticism for the last six months in order to get them standing where they are today.

Six members of Team B, who were first introduced to the public in 2013 during their original survival program WIN: Who Is Next, failed to debut in the beginning of 2014 with an unfortunate loss to their brother group Team A, who are now known as WINNER. With much regret, Team B members Kim Jinhwan, Bobby, B.I, Koo Junhoe, Kim Donghyuk, and Song Yunhyeongwere put forth yet another set of challenges with the release of MIX & MATCH.

An addition of three completely new trainees, Jung Jinhyeong, Jung Chanwoo, and Yang Hongsuk, were placed among the previous six members to see if they could survive the training and brotherhood to fulfill their dreams of becoming an iKON member. Only seven of the nine trainees were announced to debut in the group, the remaining two trainees who fail to gain the most viewer votes getting eliminated from the group and possibly, even the agency.

Yang Hyun Suk previously confirmed that trainees B.I, Bobby, and Kim Jinhwan were already set as official members of iKON, which exempts them from all voting and leaves only the remaining six trainees’ positions unaccounted for unless voted into the group by the viewers of the show.

After six long months of Mix & Match training and competition, as well as an intense round of voting, the remaining four finalized members following Kim Jin Hwan, Bobby, and B.I have been revealed to be Koo Junhoe, Song Yunhyeong, Jung Chanwoo, and Kim Donghyuk.

Many fans have been showing their gratitude towards the nine iKON trainees, even before the finalization of all seven members, for their hard working efforts and for sharing the bittersweet memories with them throughout the whole process of their debut preparations.

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2PM 투피엠 {K-Pop} U.S tour..Tickets On Sale October 18th at 10am “NJ, IL, TX and CA”

Reblogged By: De De Tillman;  K-Pop – K-Drama;  Celebrity Blogger

Source:Koreaboo

Media:Koreaboo

Posted:Friday October 17, 2014 @10:36 p.m PST

 

Promotion company POWERHOUSE announced the ticket pricing and seating charts for 2PM‘s U.S tour on October 17th. The pricing ranges from $50 to $150 for each stop of the tour, which includes concerts in New Jersey, Illinois, Texas and California.

The JYP Entertainment stars recently revealed the dates and locations for the U.S leg of their “Go Crazy” World Tour earlier in the week, and were met with very positive reactions from their fans. Fans from all around the world have been “going crazy” for the group, and the United States is a sure bet to do the same.

 

CLICK TO READ FULL INFO ON TICKET PRICES AND SEATING

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K-Pop Idol Babies, Can You Identify Them? {QUIZ}

Reblogged By: De De Tillman;  K-Pop – K-Drama Celebrity Blogger

Source:Koreaboo

Media: Koreaboo

Posted: Thursday October 16, 2014 6:08 p.m PST

 

Who can resist K-Pop Idol Babies? While we talk about how beautiful K-Pop idols are now, it’s hard to resist how adorable and cute some of them were when they were babies! From the absolutely heart melting G-Dragon to f(x) Amber, baby photos are the best!

Check out Koreaboo’s first official quiz, to celebrate the launch of our new website design! Take this interactive quiz and see how you stack up to the rest of our readers in identifying K-Pop idol babies! Good luck! :)

K-Pop Baby Idols

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE K-POP BABY IDOLS PHOTOS AND TAKE THE QUIZ

 

 

 

 

AOA’s Photo With New Group Member Super Junior’s Kim Heechul

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Source:Koreaboo –  kimheenim

Media:Koreaboo –  kimheenim

Posted: Friday October 10, 2014 @4:21 a.m PST

 

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A.N.D.S (New K-Pop Girl Group} 4 Members “Nayom, Sung Yeoul, Bosun and Lydia” “Oppa, Where Are You”

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Source:Koreaboo –  Star Today, MBN TV, Know Sister

Media:Koreaboo –  Star Today, MBN TV, Know Sister

Posted: Monday September 15, 2014 @ 6:28 p.m PST

 

A new girl group has made their entrance into the music industry!

A.N.D.S (A Dear Young Sister) is a four-member girl group under CGM ENtertainment consisting of members Nayom, Sung Yeoul, Bosun and Lydia. Even prior to their official debut, A.N.D.S has made their presence known via SNS, accumulating 40,000 likes on their Facebook page.

Their agency revealed their intentions to continue their SNS presence for fans alongside their promotional activities.

“Oppa, Where Are You” is their first single release that features a fun dance beat and highlights A.N.D.S’ youthful and unpredictable charms.

Their single was released on September 15. Check out some of the clips below. What do you think of their debut song?

CLICK HERE TO MEET THE MEMBERS AND SEE THE VIDEO

 

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Ladies’ Code 레이디스 코드 {Full Bio} November 2013. From Left To Right: Sojung, Rise, Ashley, EunB and Zuny.

Blogged By: De De Tillman; K-Pop – K-Drama Celebrity Blogger

Source:Wikipedia

Media: Wikipedia

Posted: Tuesday September 9, 2014 @ 10:29 p.m PST

CLICK HERE TO READ FULL BIO ON “LADIES’S CODE”

Ladies’ Code
레이디스 코드
나쁜여자 레이디스코드 (LADIES' CODE) 다문화 가정 돕기 희망콘서트 용산 아이파크몰 이벤트광장.jpg

Ladies’ Code in November 2013. From left to right: Sojung, Rise, Ashley, EunB and Zuny.
Background information
Origin Seoul, South Korea
Genres K-pop
Years active 2013–present
Labels Polaris Entertainment
Website http://ladiescode.com
Members Ashley
Sojung
Zuny
Past members EunB
Rise

[RiSe] {Kpop-Ladies’ Code} Has Yet To Regain Consciousness

Reblogged By: De De Tillman;  International Celebrity Blogger

Source:Koreaboo

Media: Koreaboo

Posted: Friday September 5, 2014 @ 6:34 a.m PST

 

TV Daily is now reporting that they have spoken to hospital officials who have updated them on the condition of RiSe; they also answered more questions about her recovery.

Officials at Anjou University Hospital have revealed RiSe’s current condition in a statement to Korea Daily, saying, “The biggest concern is whether [RiSe] will survive. She has yet to regain consciousness, and is still in the neurosurgical intensive care unit (ICU) to address the significant injuries to her head.”

Reporters questioned whether or not RiSe would ever fully recover, even if she were to wake up. Hospital officials responded, “RiSe remains in critical condition and the most immediate issue is her survival. The fact that doctors interrupted her surgery shows how serious her condition is.”
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KARA {Kpop Girl Group} Promoting New Member “Heo Youngji”

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Source:Koreaboo – TV Report

Media:Koreaboo – TV Report

Posted: Wednesday August 27, 2014 @ 6:40 p.m PST

 

Girl group KARA has departed for Japan on August 27 to prepare and begin promotions for their upcoming Japanese single release, “MAMMA MIA,” which was recently released.

According to their agency, KARA will be spending one night and two days in Japan where they will conduct several interviews with the Japanese media such as Oricon Style, NHK and BS Asahi.

They will also perform a showcase in Odaiba at a large outdoor concert stage singing the songs “MAMMA MIA” and “So Good,” which will be aired live on Nihon TV’s program, “Sukkiri.”

Soon after they finish their 2-day promotions in Japan, KARA will be returning to Korea to continue their schedule there.

Meanwhile, KARA released their 6th mini-album “DAY & NIGHT” in Korean on August 18 while their 11th Japanese single “MAMMA MIA” was released on the 27th. Their newest Japanese single has gained a lot of attention in Japan as it is the first time they will be promoting with new member Heo Youngji.

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The {2014 K-Culture Festival} In Germany Is Officially Cancelled

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Source:Koreaboo

Media: Koreaboo

Posted: Tuesday August 26, 2014 @ 6:28 p.m PST

 

The 2014 K-Culture Festival, scheduled to be held in Germany, has now officially been cancelled by the organizers of the concert. In a message to sent to attendees, the organizers claim they will not be able to refund VVIP tickets.

The event was originally scheduled to be held on September 12th and 13th, as a major cultural event. Described as “a major event where visitors can get a glimpse of Korea’s traditional culture and pop culture through art exhibitions, performances and food.”. The lineup featured Ailee, MBLAQ, BTOB, VIXX, GOT7, BLOCK B, and many more.

Unfortunately, the event’s expected attendance of 10,000 were abruptly told that the event would be cancelled. The organizers personal Facebook page was deleted suddenly, leaving fans with questions about refunds, flight preparations and more.

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Siwon Choi, Kim Woo Bin and 6 More K-Pop Idols and Actors HOT SEXY “Underwear Photoshoots”

Reblogged By: De De Tillman;  International Celebrity Blogger

Source:Koreaboo – Arena

Media: Koreaboo – Arena

Posted: Monday August 18, 2014 @ 5:23 p.m PST

 

Earlier this week, we released a list of 7 Gorgeous K-Pop Idols And Actresses In Lingerie Photoshoots. Now we’ve compiled a list of 8 Male K-Pop Idols and Actors who have done underwear shoots and modeling!

https://blog.koreaboo.com/post/95125007418/8-male-k-pop-idols-and-actors-in-underwear-photoshoots

CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL HOT PHOTOS

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imageUNDERWEARPHOTOSHOOTS {NICKHUN, SIWON CHOI, CHANSUNG, PARK HANBYEOL, KIM WOOBIN, HWANEE, SHON MINHO, PARK JIN YOUNG (JYP)}

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Korea Upcoming {Kpop} Concerts

Reblogged By: De De Tillman;  International Celebrity Blogger

Source:Koreaboo – Buy tickets via InterPark

Media: Koreaboo – Buy tickets via InterPark

Posted: Sunday August 17, 2014 @ 3:59 a.m PST

 

Concerts happen weekly in Korea and it’s often hard to find the best ones or even know whether or not one is happening! For all of our readers who are currently in Seoul, or even Busan and Daegu.

Check out the first week including concerts to ILLIONAIRE, IU, g.o.d, Fly To the Sky and more!

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Super Junior {Kpop} Comeback

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Source:Koreaboo –  OSEN

Media: Koreaboo –  OSEN

Posted: Tuesday August 12, 2014 @ 7:53 p.m PST

 

Super Junior will be returning with a new album as early as the end of the month, as confirmed by SM Entertainment.

Just a few days ago, Koreaboo reported Super Junior had begun recording new tracks under the talented producing team, Team Onesound. Now, SM Entertainment has confirmed the return of the super group, as well as a new tour schedule with “Super Show 6.”

The upcoming album will include leader Leeteuk, who returned from his military duties and was discharged at the end of July. This will be the first album released by Super Junior since “Sexy, Free & Single” in 2012, which hailed the return of member Kangin from his military duties.

Super Junior’s return with a new album is expected to happen as soon as the end of August, said SM Entertainment, as they are already scheduled for “Super Show 6” on September 20 and 21 at the Jamsil Stadium in Seoul, further emphasizing their wish to release new songs before their first concert. Additionally, their comeback may also be delayed a week or two so that Super Junior may have more time to perfect their return performances.

“Super Show 6” is Super Junior’s third world tour, in which they will visit Japan, China, Thailand. Many more major cities around the world is planned.

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PSY {Kpop} “DADDY”

Reblogged By: De De Tillman;  International Celebrity Blogger

Source:Koreaboo – YG Life, Star News

Media: Koreaboo – YG Life, Star News

Posted: Tuesday July 29, 2014 @ 5:48 p.m PST

 

PSY is preparing for an official comeback with the track “DADDY.”

According to news portal Star News, PSY is preparing to shoot the music video to his upcoming single “DADDY.” The filming process of the video will take longer than usual as PSY will be traveling to various places throughout South Korea to shoot his scenes.

“DADDY” is described to be an upbeat and fast-tempo summer track. It will also mark PSY’s official comeback, as he is scheduled to promote the song both at home and abroad.

The music video for “Hangover” received over 100 million views in a month despite no official promotions by PSY. “Daddy” is being highly anticipated due to the success of the latter.

 

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“Red Velvet” {New SM Kpop Girl Group} Meet The 4 Members ” “HAPPINESS”

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Source:Koreaboo

Media: Koreaboo

Posted: Sunday July 27, 2014 @ 5:38 p.m PST

 

SM Entertainment has just released the debut MV teaser for their new girl group, “Red Velvet”!

Earlier in the week, we reported that SM Entertainment was rumored to be debuting a 4 member girl group, consisting of SMROOKIES Seulgi, Irene and Wendy.

Now, the group has been revealed to be “Red Velvet”! The track, called “Happiness”, is an energetic track that comes just in time to compete for the “summer track of the year”.

Check out the teaser below, as well as individual member teasers!

CLICK HERE TO MEET THE MEMBERS AND SEE VIDEO

 

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“KPOP STAR 4” Auditions In The U.S {Hawaii,Houston,Los Angeles,New York,Seattle

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Source:Koreaboo –  SBS “KPOP STAR 4” Official Website

Media: Koreaboo –  SBS “KPOP STAR 4” Official Website

Posted: Sunday 13, 2014 @ 7:24 a.m PST

 

Famous audition show “KPOP STAR 4” is holding global auditions throughout the summer within five locations in the U.S.!

 

The application process opened on June 1st, but the program will be accepting applications until the day of the audition, which depends on your closest location. The dates and locations that the auditions will be held are as follows:

Hawaii – Tuesday, July 29th at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

Houston, Texas – Saturday, August 2nd at Stratford High School

Los Angeles, California – Saturday, August 2nd at the Edward R. Roybal Learning Center

New York, New York – Saturday, August 9th at the Queens Theatre at the Park

Seattle, Washington – Saturday, August 9th at The Westin Seattle

The official paper application is downloadable from the official site, and you must keep a copy as well as email it to the respective address of your chosen location. It is preferred that you fill out the application in Korean, though it is not necessary. However, knowing the Korean language itself is important during filming for the show. The respective email addresses for each location are listed below:

Hawaiikpop_hi@sbs.co.kr

Houstonkpop_hou@sbs.co.kr

Los Angeleskpop_la@sbs.co.kr

New Yorkkpop_ny@sbs.co.kr

Seattlekpop_sea@sbs.co.kr

Necessary items to bring to the audition are an official ID (any passport, driver license, etc.), the application along with a picture, and the agreement form, which you can download from the official website. However, walk-in applications and auditions are also allowed, as long as all the forms and identification are brought in for validation. Further details and notifications of qualification may be revealed later via phone or email.

YouTube auditions are allowed as well, though the staff prefers that those who wish to audition show up in person to perform their segment. However, if the five set locations are too far, you are allowed to send in a video of any length. The steps are:

  1. Log-in to YouTube with your personal ID and upload your video
  2. Copy the URL of the video
  3. Visit http://tv.sbs.co.kr/kpopstar4; click the [YouTube Audition] button; click the [YouTube Submission] button below
  4. Type in email and password (4 digits) to log-in
  5. Put the necessary information (make sure it is all correct) on the submission page before pasting the video URL in.
  6. Click [Submit]

In order to re-access your application, just click back to [YouTube Submission] and log-in again with your email and password. “KPOP STAR 4” will then notify you of your admissions status via phone or email.

You still have relatively two to three weeks to perfect your skills for the upcoming auditions, so make sure to practice hard and arrive at your respective location (or send in your video) by the right date and at the right location!

Good luck to all those who have been planning to or will audition for this next season of SBS’s hit audition show, “KPOP STAR 4”!

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f(x) {Kpop} On Music Bank July 4th, “Show! Champion” July 5th, and Inkigayo July 6th

Reblogged By: De De Tillman;  International Celebrity Blogger

Source:Koreaboo

Media: Koreaboo

Posted: Thursday July 3, 2014 @ 12:01 a.m PST

 

f(x) have finally made their long-awaited comeback! After numerous teasers and concept photos, f(x) released their music video for “Red Light” on July 3rd.

 

Throughout the course of the week, SM Entertainment unveiled countless photos of each member (KrystalVictoriaLunaSulli and Amber) followed by a highlight melody and a group picture.

Seen from the photos and the music video, f(x) has taken on the military concept that’s shown through their dance and clothing choices. They have returned with a more chic and strong image which is fairly different from their last album, “Pink Tape.”

In the music video, the members showcase the choreography of the song as well as their new images. In particular, Amber’s bright red hair stands out. Musically, the track is reminiscent of f(x)’s previous releases, but with a more serious feel.

f(x) is scheduled to have their first stage on M! Countdown later today. They will then follow with Music Bank on the 4th, “Show! Champion” on the 5th, and Inkigayo on the 6th of July.

 

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Jung Joonyoung New “Shimshim Tapa” DJ, Super Junior’s Shindong Is Leaving

Reblogged By: De De Tillman; International Celebrity Blogger

Source: Koreaboo – Star News

Media: Koreaboo – Star News

Posted:Wednesday June 25, 2014 @ 5:14 p.m PST

 

 

Super Junior’s Shindong will be leaving MBC FM4U’s “Shimshimtapa” radio program in July.

 

On the 25th of June, a representative of MBC announced that Shindong will be airing his last radio episode of “Shimshim Tapa” this July after 6 years of hosting the show.

They also announced that Jung Joonyoung will be the new DJ for the show, as he had shown great radio hosting skills on MBC FM4U’s “Hope Songs of Noon” as a temporary DJ.

According to staff of the radio show, Shindong made the decision to leave “Shimshimtapa” to concentrate on the promotional activities of Super Junior comeback due in the later half of this year, as well as his upcoming enlistment in to Korea’s mandatory military service.

 

 

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