has confirmed that Super Junior"s Leeteuk will be wrapping up his military service next week!
The agency released a press release on July 25 stating that Leeteuk will be returning to civilian life without any fanfare. SM Entertainment stated, "Leeteuk, who will be discharged this coming 29th, will not hold any interviews with reporters or special events with fans. This was decided to respect his wishes to return to civilian life quietly."
After completing his service, which started in October of 2012, Leeteuk will likely focus on preparations for Super Junior"s comeback. It"s also been planned that he will join his members at the "Super Junior World Tour Super Show 6
" concerts in Japan, China, and Thailand on September 20-21.
Welcome back to Leeteuk!
HyunA (22) met up with reporters at the Cube Cafe in Cheongdamdong, Seoul and opened up about her solo comeback with "Red
" one year and nine months since her "Melting
Q: What do you want to get across through this album?
A: I want to become a brand. I hope that when you think of HyunA, you think of the word, "hot." Red is a passionate and strong [color]. To that extent, I want to show a passionate image.
Q: Your title track "Red" feels like a sexy concept.
A: The color red is meaningful to me. It"s a color that I liked since my debut, and every time that I won #1 on music shows, I was wearing the color red. I get into a good mood when I look at the color red... I think this song was made for me
The giraffe we all love from Running Man because of his sense of humor and variety skills is now impressing viewers with his acting skills from the new SBS drama “It’s Okay, That’s Love”.
Lee Kwang Soo is playing the role of Park Soo Gwang, son of Sung Dong Il, who has Tourette syndrome. Standing behind his parents" door, Kwang Soo showed signs of Tourette syndrome making involuntary tics or repetitive movements and sounds.
Because of his perfect portrayal, netizens flattered him with compliments such as, "Lee Kwang Soo portrayed his character well! I didn"t expect he"s doing such role.","He"s so versatile. I like his acting.","He"s going to be a good actor in the future.","I"m going to watch your acting from now on."
Meanwhile, “It’s Okay, That’s Love” premiered on July 23 and airs every Wednesday and Thursday on SBS
B1A4 are answering fans" questions about their "Solo Day
" comeback and more in a new "Ask in a Box
The boys have been topping charts with "Solo Day", and they let viewers know that they"re here to make all the solo people out there feel better! The members discussed their most charismatic moments as well as the reasons why Sandeul
also shares a special skill.
Check out the "Ask in a Box" video above, and make sure to turn on the captions!
Haru welcomed two parrots into her family in preview cuts for "Superman is Back"!
On the upcoming episode, Haru asked her mom Kang Hye Jung to let her raise birds as pets and with her irresistible aegyo, her mom granted her wish. Tablo then took Haru to an animal farm in Jebudo Island where they bought a yellow and green parrot.
After thinking for a long time about what to name the parrots, Haru gave the yellow parrot the name "Chick" and gave named the green parrot "Vegetable" ("Veggie").
Check out Haru"s love for her parrots on July 27!
In honor of the 10-year anniversary of Mnet music program "M Countdown", idols from the 1990s took to the stage yesterday, leading a special two-hour celebration. Moon Hee-joon, a former member of the popular boy band H.O.T., and Son Ho-young (pictured), of g.o.d., who recently reunited to release a new album, hosted the show. Singer BoA, who ranked No. 1 on the music charts on the program"s first episode in 2004, also made an appearance. Until yesterday, she had not made an appearance on a local music-ranking show for nearly two years. The program also reviewed the history of K-pop, which has grown tremendously over the past decade. The production team put together 10 different shows to summarize the growth of "M Countdown", along with K-pop"s presence worldwide. By Lee Sun-min
B1A4 ranked 1st with their newest release, “Solo Day" on KBS2’s Music Bank on the 25th of July.
B1A4’s “Solo Day” went up against Girl’s Day’s “Darling” on this episode, in which B1A4 seized the trophy this time, making it their first trophy on Music Bank since their comeback last week.
Upon receiving the trophy, B1A4 thanked their agency staff, families and fans, and promised to become artists that they would be proud to support.
Congratulations to B1A4!
(Photo : KpopStarz)
"M! Countdown" is back and this week the music program is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The venue was at the Goyang Gymnasium; which many of your favorite K-pop idols entertained the audience.
On this episode, many of your favorite K-pop idols performed on stage. The stars who made their comeback were gorgeous ladies of SISTAR with "Touch My Body", Block B performed their new single titled, "H.E.R", and INFINITE made their come "Back" last night.
Your winner for the July 24, 2014 episode was B1A4 for their new single titled, "Solo Day". Congratulations to the guys!
All this being said, here are the performance recaps from last night.
The hot ladies of SISTAR are back as they performed two of their singles last night
(Photo : SBS ) EXO"s Chen sings for "It"s Okay, That"s Love."
K-Drama original soundtrack releases are back in full swing, following a summer that has been dominated by idol group releases. EXO member Chen, Kim Jaejoong, and Seo In Guk are among the high caliber artists that have participated in K-Drama soundtracks.
Chen delivers the track “Best Luck” for part one of the “It’s Okay, That’s Love” soundtrack. "Best Luck" topped real time charts Olleh, Genie, Bugs, and Soribada upon its release.
"Best Luck" is a soulful R&B track which captures the emotional range of "It"s Okay, That"s Love."
“It’s Okay, That’s Love” stars actors Jo In Sung, Gong Hyo Jin, Running Man’s Lee Kwang Soo, and EXO’s D
(Photo : Ong Melin | Special Thanks to DATZENTERTAINMENT)
Back in Singapore after 4 months, Lee Hongki was there this time alone for a solo fan meeting "Lee Hongki"s Proposal". The immense popularity he gained from his recent drama "Bride of the Century" has prompted for this special fan meeting tour. Singapore was his 3rd stop, after Taiwan and Hong Kong.
The multi-talented Korean singer-actor packed everything- his humour, energy and stamina, all ready to spend a memorable evening with his fans last Saturday, July 19 at Resorts World Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa. The venue was filled with mostly female fans, hoping to be Hongki"s "destined one" for that evening.
(Photo : Ong Melin | Special Thanks to DATZENTERTAINMENT)
He started the fan meet at around 7
SHINee’s Taemin will be making his solo debut in August.
On the 25th of July, several media sources revealed that Taemin is currently in the process of preparing his solo album and that it is now in its final stages.
They also revealed that Taemin visited Los Angeles in America to work with the famous choreographer, Ian Eastwood, and is currently focusing on practicing the choreography for his performance and for the filming of his music video soon.
Even choreographer Ian Eastwood updated his personal Instagram with a photo of himself with SHINee’s Taemin and other dance crew members, stating that it was his first choreography for a K-Pop artist, and that he felt very lucky to be choreographing for him. Currently, this text and picture have been deleted from Ian Eastwood’s Instagram
KBS" "Music Bank" is back for its weekly show featuring performances by your favorite artists!
On this episode, SISTAR came back with "Touch My Body", HyunA returned with "Red", Homme sang "It Girl", Block B made their comeback with "H.E.R", BESTie returned with "Hot Baby", Boys Republic played "Dress Up", HEYNE made a comeback with "Red Lie", Cross Gene performed "Shooting Star", and Play the Siren debuted with "Dream Drive".
[Winner will be updated.]
Other performers of the night were B2ST, INFINITE, Girl"s Day, B1A4, Lucky J, Henry, GOT7, MAMAMOO, B
Actor So Ji Sub continued on his fan meeting tour in Kobe and Yokohama, Japan!
The "SOJISUB 1st ASIA TOUR-Let′s Have Fun in JAPAN(KOBE/YOKOHAMA)" was held at Kobe International House Kokusai Hall on July 18 with 2,000 fans and Pacifico Yokohama on the 21st with 4,000 fans.
During the first half of the fan meeting, So Ji Sub talked with fans and surprised them with personally prepared bracelets, bringing the audience to tears. So Ji Sub then brought out his rapper side with performances of "Picnic", "Rulers", "Eraser", "Pick Up Line", "Boy Go", and "You Are In My Fantasy".
Towards the end of the fan meeting, the actor stepped out in a convertible and gave his farewell greeting to fans
Park Bom, a member of the girl group 2NE1, will quit the television program "Roommate" after this weekend.The episode set to air on Sunday will be the last episode featuring the singer. Park has not participated in filming for the show since July 11. The production team for the SBS reality show previously said that Park"s appearance on the program had not been problematic, though it was important for the star to decide whether she wanted to continue participating. The broadcaster barely edited out Park"s appearance on the program even after she became involved in a dispute over allegations that she had smuggled illegal substances - specifically, amphetamines - into Korea four years ago. She was caught by customs officials at Incheon International Airport attempting to bring in the contraband. Amphetamines can be taken with a doctor"s prescription in the United States, while their use in Korea is prohibited
SHINee"s Taemin is preparing for a solo debut!
On July 25, insiders revealed that Taemin was currently working on his debut solo album and that the release was scheduled for August. SM Entertainment
later confirmed the news, but the agency added that a date has not been set. The agency"s rep stated, "It"s true that he"s preparing, but the schedule and details have not been decided yet."
It was also revealed that the SHINee maknae
flew to America to work with choreographers there. He"ll be perfecting the dance for his first solo track before entering music video filming.
Stay tuned for more info! Are you excited for Taemin"s solo debut?!
Idol group NU’EST proudly showed off what their international fans created for them in a special video shared through their official YouTube channel.
Earlier this July, NU’EST partnered with Soompi to celebrate the release of their first studio album, “Re:BIRTH,” and held a fan art a contest. NU’EST fans from all over the world submitted art work based on what came into their mind when they thought about “Re:BIRTH.” A select number of lucky winners had their submissions selected to receive autographed Polaroids of the members.
You can check out the winner’s submissions and some others selected pieces in the video below.
Congratulations to the winners and to all those who submitted pieces!
YG Family raised the excitement for the "YG Family 2014 World Tour: Power in Seoul
" this August with additional promo clips!
YG Entertainment"s very own Kal So Won, who many of you might remember from "Miracle in Cell No.7", complimented her YG Family on how awesome they are and even performed Psy"s "horse dance" along to "Gangnam Style".
Also check out the second trailer above! It all happens at the "AIA REAL LIFE NOW FESTIVAL 2014" in Jamsil Sports Complex Main Stadium, Seoul on August 15-16!
SHINee"s youngest member Taemin will make his solo debut this upcoming August.
According to the officials on July 25th, Taemin is at the final steps of preparing for his solo debut album. Even though the exact date hasn"t been confirmed yet but it will be around the middle of August.
It was also revealed that Taemin directly went to the United Stated and worked with the choreographers there. He"s currently in the midst of practicing for the choreography and then will proceed with the music video shooting.
Are you excited for Taemin"s solo debut?
SHINee‘s youngest member Taemin is currently preparing for a solo debut.
According to several sources on July 25, Taemin is currently in the final stages of his solo album preparations. Although the official debut date has not be finalized, it is expected that Taemin will make his solo debut mid-August.
According to the sources, Taemin went to Los Angeles to meet with a choreographer, among other album preparations. With his preparations almost finalized, it will not be long until Taemin is ready to film his music video.
SHINee debuted in 2008 and aside from participating in special sub-united, Taemin would be the first of the SHINee members to promote as a solo act.
What do you think Soompiers? Are you excited for this solo act?
Kwon Sang Woo shared his thoughts as a father who is expecting his second child with wife Son Tae Young.
Kwon Sang Woo shared on his fan cafe on July 25, "Luke now has a dongseng (younger sibling)... I still don"t know what life is about, but after my child was born, I thought about my parents and family more. I feel like I"m becoming more mature one step at a time... I ask for nothing else besides my precious child to be born healthily and hope that it lives with only laughs without wanting for anything."
"Even in this moment, I will not forget the hearts of fans who are happy for me like family... It feels like how I felt when I had Luke. I feel like I"m on top of the world once again