The name “Ailee” has been topping the news headlines from local news agencies today, which reported on one U.S. K-Pop site‘s article on nude photos of a female who purportedly looked like Ailee pre-debut.
These photos generated various responses from fans and netizens in Korea and overseas, as well as the local media. Different reports regarding the source and validity of the photos were released, with several comparing past photos of Ailee to the female in the photos at issue, while others reported on the origin and leak of the photos.
With the Ailee nude photo scandal still going on, SBS’ One Night of TV Entertainment unveiled conversations with Ailee’s ex-boyfriend.
On November 13, One Night of TV Entertainment sat down with a Dispatch reporter, who explained that the company received a phone call from someone, claiming to be Ailee’s boyfriend, trying to sell nude photos of the singer. The recording took place on July 19.
One Night of TV Entertainment also talked with Allkpop’s Korea Contents Representative, who explained that Allkpop received an offer to buy Ailee’s nude photos. Allkpop declined the offer, only to receive another email saying that the nude photos were already on the internet.
Name: 에일리 / Ailee
Profession: Singer, Actress
Birthplace: New Jersey, USA
Dream High Season 2 (KBS2, 2012)
On 13/Sep/2011, Singer Wheesung and trainee Ailee held a smoothperformance on the MBC’s Chuseok special episode of “Singer and Trainee”
MBC’s ‘Music Core‘ is back this week full of amazing performances!
The MCs for the show were Girls’ Generation’s lovely members Tiffany, Taeyeon, and Seohyun.
Besides the usual stages, B.A.P, Ailee, miss A, Girl’s Day, and HyunA all held their comeback stages.
Other performers included AOA, Ga In, Orange Caramel, TVXQ, K.Will, 100%, Chunja, She’z, OFFROAD, MR.MR, and Yuri!
The Gaon Chart is a national record chart of South Korea. It is compiled by the Korea Music Content Industry Association and sponsored by South Korea’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, with an aim to create a national chart for Korea which is similar to the U.S Billboard chart and Japan Oricon chart.
Have a look at the chart rankings for the week of October 21st to October 27th below!
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Inkigayo has finally come back full of interesting performances.
Kim Jong Kook, Hyuna, B.A.P, Kim Jang Hoon, Primary, NS Yoon-G and Girl’s Day took their comeback stages.
List of performances: DBSK, Epik High, Kim Jong Kook, miss A, HyunA, Lee Hi, K.Will, Ailee, B.A.P, Primary, NS Yoon-G, 15&, Girl’s Day, BTOB, AOA
On the November 9th broadcast of ‘Music Bank‘, singer PSY had his 12th win with “Gangnam Style” beating Ailee‘s “I Will Show You”. Congratulations!
Other performers included miss A, HyunA, K.Will, Kim Jong Gook, Boyfriend, B.A.P, Noel, BTOB, D-UNIT, BIGSTAR, EXID, AOA, FIESTAR, ChAOS, Baek Seung Heon, Byul, NS Yoon Ji, Primary, E2RE,
A special concert by SBS was held tonight titled, ’2012 Nongshim Love Sharing Concert‘! Hosting this special event were Lee Jong Suk, ZE:A‘s Kwanghee, and IU.
Apart from the usual performances, tonight’s episode witnessed Boyfriend , Byul, and FIESTAR‘s comeback stages while rookie idol Roh Ji Hoon made his debut.
Ailee featured in the latest broadcast of SBS Radio Power FM‘s ’CulTwo Show‘.
During the radio show, the DJ asked her, “I’m curious how you can have such a powerful voice come out of such a thin body.”
Ailee honestly shared, “The secret is that I eat a lot. I don’t lose weight when I’m on a diet, but when I’m busy with promotions, I lose weight automatically.”
She further revealed, “Right now, I weigh over 50 kg (110 lbs),”, leaving everyone on set in surprise because Ailee’s official profile showed her weight as 50 kg. The young singer shared, “I actually have a lot of muscles.”
The day was pretty crazy with the endless string of dating rumors and confirmations, but our stars managed to keep sane (for the most part) in Twitter Roundup.
On September 27, Big Bang’s G-Dragon posted on his Instagram, “Jo Taizi took this picture.”
While G-Dragon was being a model, Taeyang was also being an avid fanboy standing outside of the YG building and holding up a sign to promote who else but himself, as seen on Hwang Ssabu’s Instagram.
The top two songs remain the same this week as Busker Busker’s “First Love” is No. 1 for a second week in a row with another very high score. This song again is nearly unanimous atop of many rankings. Lim Chang Jung’s “About Me” remains at No. 2.
There are five new songs in the top 10 this week. The highest brand new debut is Block B’s “Very Good” at No. 3. This song is coming from Block B’s third mini-album of the same name. They previously released a slower tempo track “Be The Light” as a preview single. “Very Good” has a bright and lively melody line with fun and cheerful lyrics that is different from the group’s previous more intense tracks. It was already No. 1 on SBS Inkigayo last week and will definitely challenge for the top spot next week.
After wrapping up promotions for “U&I” in Korea back in August, powerful vocalist Ailee looked to Japan to advance her music career! The talented artist is currently signed under YMC Entertainment and joined hands with Warner Music Japan to release her Japanese debut single, “Heaven.” The single will be available for purchase starting November 6.
According to YMC Entertainment, Ailee has been preparing for her Japanese debut since her trainee days.
It’s almost November, which means that K-Pop will be gearing up for one of the busiest months of the year: award ceremony time! When it comes to K-Pop year-end award ceremonies, the Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMAs) cannot be overlooked. The 2013 MAMAs will be held in Hong Kong and Mnet has finally released the list of nominees for the awards.
From PSY‘s second US single “Gentleman,” Crayon Pop‘s infectious “Bar Bar Bar” craze, to EXO‘s record-breaking album sales, 2013 has certainly been a crazy year for K-Pop. As a result, all of the categories has strong nominees for this year’s MAMAs and it will be interesting to see who comes out on top.
On October 21, Ailee put on a successful show at the “Ailee Japan Showcase Live-up!!! Next Vol. 2,” held at the O-East concert hall located in Shibuya, Tokyo. Her Japanese debut single, “Heaven” is due for release on November 6.
At the showcase, Ailee performed her hit songs, “Heaven”, “I’ll Show You,” “U&I,” and “Ice Flower.” She also performed, “Crazy in Love,” “Umbrella,” and “If I Ain’t Got You.” As an encore performance, Ailee sang her debut song “Heaven” in Japanese.
The top 10 most popular K-pop artist of 2013 have been revealed.
On October 29, Loen Entertainment and MBC Plus Media revealed the “2013 Melon Music Award Top 10.” The top 10 artists are: EXO, G-Dragon, SHINee, Beast, Sistar, IU, Ailee, Dynamic Duo, Davichi, and Busker Busker.
These talented artists were chosen the results of 20% online voting and 80% music chart numbers. The first round received over 1.74 million online votes. All ten artists will move on to the second round of online voting that will take place until November 13.
Ailee lends her voice to another drama. Is she the next OST queen?
On October 30, Sony Music Korea released a music video for Ailee’s “Because of Tears.” It’s the fifth song to be included in KBS’ drama “Secret” original soundtrack.
Ji Sung will be playing the role of Min Hyuk, who falls in love with the woman who murdered his past lover and Hwang Jung Eum will be playing the role of Yoo Jung, who doesn’t give up even after her life falls to pieces in a moment.
Joining the group of beautiful voices, Ailee will be singing for the OST of KBS’ Secret.
As the fifth OST track for Secret, Ailee sang a song titled, Tears Stole the Heart. Through this song, Ailee also showed a very unique relationship with director Lee Eung Bok.
It turned out that Lee Eung Bok directed KBS’ Dream High 2, in which Ailee made her acting debut. Ailee decided to feature in the OST to show her gratitude for the director.
Did you have a Happy Halloween?
Your favorite stars certainly did as seen in Today’s Twitter Roundup.
1TYM’s Danny melted the hearts of fans when he posted this beautiful picture of his son, saying, “Happy Halloween!” He is the cutest dinosaur ever.
Contrasting from Christian’s adorable dinosaur status, SNSD’s Taeyeon got a little bloody, posting up this picture on her Instagram. She wrote, “filter+Halloween.”
Eric Nam tweeted, “Happy Halloween!” as he posted a picture with his friends, U-Kiss Kevin, Ailee, Super Junior-M’s Henry, and Spica’s Juhyun,
Known for her powerful voice, the runner up of “The Voice Korea Season 1” Yoo Seung Eun is back with her new single, “Healing.”
In her new single, Yoo Seung Eun expresses sad emotion with her soulful voice. The acoustic sound completes the blues rock sound, a genre not many K-Pop artists have attempted before. Lee Ki and Jang Won Kyu, who have worked with many female artists including, Ailee, Sistar’s Hyorin, Ivy and In Soon Ee, worked together to create a song that is so customized that it can be sung only by Yoo Seung Eun.
All the important Korean Entertainment news from this week in one place: This is your Weekly Soompi Roundup!
This week in celebrity news…
Did Minzy get plastic surgery? Her agency says no, but it looks like everyone else is saying yes. SM Entertainment claims that Taeyeon and YoonA are not the drunk girls in a picture taken in Hong Kong. Then Jessica is injured at the airport. This would have been a bigger deal if there wasn’t another big story that had just erupted that day. Eunhyuk‘s Twitter got hacked multiple times. Meanwhile, I had fun with some of my Twitter friends thinking of possible passwords that he might have used. My favorites: “AnchoviesRulez7,” “TeukCanIBeLeader4Awhile,” “DonghaeIzMine,” “GummySmile1,” and “SujusRealVisual.” Turns out his Twitter (and Sungmin’s) was hacked by an bitter ex-boyfriend of a “Super Star K” contestant. This would have been a bigger deal if there wasn’t another big story that had just erupted that day. Comedian Yoon Jung Soo has filed for bankruptcy. Lee Su Geun, Tak Jae Hoon, Tony Ahn, Gong Sung Su, Boom, Andy, and Yang Sae Hyung were indicted for illegal online gambling. This would have been a bigger deal if there wasn’t another big story that had just erupted that day. Former T-Ara member Ahreum is kind of weird with her Instagram, and netizens cannot stand that. Let the girl be; if she wants to be weird, let her be weird. Secret’s Hyosung’s personal information has been stolen and if they find the person who did it, he/she could face prison sentences. This would have been a bigger deal if there wasn’t another big story that had just erupted that day. JYJ and their agency will not be lenient with the netizens who spread malicious rumors. Kang Min Young of Davichi will be taking the netizens who photoshopped her photos to court. Glad to hear celebrities taking a tougher stance on these trouble makers (the not sexy ones). ZE:A was accused of obtaining online university credits illegally but they denied that it was true. Sechs Kies‘ Gong Ji Yong is getting married! S#arp member Seo Ji Young is having a baby! It’s so weird to see these first generation idols moving on with their lives and growing up! Lee Jong Suk might be heading off to the army soon. Why, WHY does the army take all the good ones? You already know this but Ailee‘s nude photos were distributed online, and just everything hit the fan and blew up all over the place.