Jun Ji Hyun appeared at the Rouge & Lounge presentation in Gangnam on March 7. For the event, she wore a red cocktail dress from the Lanvin Resort 2014 collection, which she paired with a Rouge & Lounge Nike bag and black peeptoe pumps. The outfit, with the structured blazer worn over the shoulders, was clearly reminiscent of the outfits worn by the actress in the role of Cheon Song Yi for the hit drama “Man from the Stars.” Many humorous comparisons were made by the Korean media, who noted that it seemed as though Cheon Song Yi had returned.
Jun Ji Hyun, who currently serves as the spokesmodel of the Korean handbag and accessories brand, posed with the same bag for the Spring/Summer 2014 collection photoshoot earlier.
Lanvin Resort 2014
Rouge & Lounge Spring/Summer 2014
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HyunA, Jay Park, Nell and many other Korean acts will be performing at the SXSW music festival on March 11 for the K-pop Night show. The festival will have over 2,000 showcasing artists.
Here is the line up for March 11 K-pop Night show at the 2014 SXSW South By Southwest Music Festival. The show starts at 7pm and finishes at 2am at Elysium in Austin, Texas. The event is 21 and over.
07:30PM Jambinai (2013 Korean Music Awards : Crossover Album of the Year)
08:30PM Nell (2013 MNET Asia Music Awards : Best Band Performance – Nominee)
09:30PM Kiha & The Faces (2012 Korean Music Awards : Musician of the Year)
10:30PM Crying Nut (2007 Korean Music Awards : Rock Album of the Year – Nominee)
11:30PM Idiotape (2012 Korean Music Awards : Electronic/Dance Album of the Year)
12:30AM Jay Park (2013 Korean Music Awards : Male Artist of the Year)
01:30AM HyunA (2012 MNET Asia Music Awards : Song of the Year – Nominee)
f(x) performed last year at the event
Dutch pop singer Wouter Hamel will be collaborating with Lee Seung Hwan for the Korean artist’s upcoming 11th album.
The well-known Dutch artist expressed his excitement through Dream Factory‘s YouTube channel, “You probably know that Lee Seung Hwan’s new album will be released soon. I am proud to have received a request to collaborate with him for one track. I hope everyone will like the song.” It is his first time working together with a Korean singer.
A representative of Lee Seung Hwan commented on March 6, “Lee Seung Hwan was a guest at Wouter Hamel’s Korean concert some time ago, and that is how they became closer. They have seen each others’ performances, and by crossing the borders of language and genre, the two gave shown respect for each other as musicians and decided to work together
The second line up of artists has been finally revealed for Mnet’s M COUNTDOWN-No. 1 Artist of Spring 2014.
The artists include Junggigo, who collaborated with SISTAR’s Soyou for Some, Block B, who has been promoting actively in Japan, Crayon Pop who brought about a wave of global popularity with viral hit Bar Bar Bar, and Sunmi who came back with her new song Full Moon.
The show will be hosted by the new MCs, Jung Joon Young and Ahn Jae Hyeon.
Held in Japan, M COUNTDOWN-No. 1 Artist of Spring 2014 will feature K-Pop artists, such as Supernova, 2PM, Girl′s Day, Junggigo, Block B, Crayon Pop and Sunmi on April 2 at Yokohama Area.
In addition to exclusive performances by top-notch K-Pop artists, M COUNTDOWN-No
After successfully holding live tour FTHX in Taiwan, FT Island revealed a set of photos featuring the special moments.
The photos showing FT Island’s Taiwanese concert on February 28 with 7,000 fans have been recently posted on the group’s official Facebook account.
In the revealed photos, Jong Hoon and Lee Hong Gi are seen celebrating their birthdays, drummer Min Hwan is seen singing solo on stage and bassist Jae Jin is caught in his moment of dancing.
The fans are also seen participated in the birthday celebration by holding up signs that say ‘Happy Birthday’ in Korean.
The fans also responded enthusiastically by singing along when the group sang some of FT Island′s hit songs, including I Confess and Severely. The members also performed Bad Woman as the encore song
Girls" Generation"s Jessica and Park Min Young"s friendship is still going strong! The two recently celebrated Park Min Young"s birthday together.
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Jessica congratulated Park Min Young on her Weibo on the 4th, "Happy birthday my dear sis<3," along with pretty selcas of the best friends together. Park Min Young turns 28 (29 in Korean age) on March 4, and Jessica made sure to give a birthday shout-out to her "sis" who she"s been friends with for over ten years.
Park Min Young also tweeted, "thank u everyone for the birthday wishes! i truly feel blessed to have u guys in my life.. your love is what keeps," and "I had a happy birthday
2NE1 will be releasing the Korean version of the second full length album Crush in Japan.
YG Entertainment stated on March 5, “2NE1’s second album Crush will be released in Japan on March 19. The album will be released in Korean.”
For its previous albums, 2NE1 released the album after re-recording the songs in Japanese, but this time, 2NE1 will be keeping the songs in Korean, as the originals have been well received by the public. It also helped that Japanese fans showed a high level of interest in the album before it was released.
Having finished the Seoul concerts on March 1 and 2, as a part of its world tour, 2NE1 will be meeting with Japanese fans through the Yokohama concert on July 5 and 6 and Kobe concert on 12 and 13.
Meanwhile, 2NE1 will be performing its comeback stage on March 9 through SBS’s Inkigayo
Bringing two powerful voices together, Ailee and SISTAR’s Hyolyn will be having a duet performance of Let It Go on MBC’s Music Core.
Celebrating 400 episodes, MBC’s Music Core currently preparing special stages for its March 8 broadcast. Include in the special performances is a duet stage between Ailee and Hyolyn, who will sing the Korean version of Let It Go from the popular animated movie, Frozen.
It’s said the two singers will even come out dressed looking like the movie’s main character, Elsa.
Hyolyn sang the official Korean version of Let It Go while Ailee has performed the song on a music program before.
Photo Credit: YMC Entertainment, Starship Entertainment
One of Korea’s great vocalists, Lyn, released an album preview medley for the songs on her eighth album, “Le Grand Bleu” through the 1theK YouTube channel.
The album preview medley shows clips of the music videos for her songs and the production credits. The album preview medley shows what beautiful and emotional tracks make up this fantastic album. “Le Grand Bleu” has songs like “Breakable Heart” featuring Beast‘s Yong Jun Hyung, who also wrote the wrap part, and the sexy “Tonight” featuring Baechigi.
Lynn also participated in the lyrics for six of the songs in this album, including “What About Us,” “High Feel” and the Korean version of “Song for Love
Singer Lim Kim swept the rookie awards at major award ceremonies in 2013 with her first full-length album “Goodbye 20.” Her stellar performance last year has once again become a topic of interest.
Lim Kim first came into public attention through Mnet’s “Superstar K” Season 3 in 2011, later signing on to Yoon Jong Shin’s label, Mystic89. She released her first mini-album “A Voice” in June 2013.
Her debut album’s title song, “All Right,” hit number 1 on various music charts and was warmly received on music shows as well. “Goodbye 20” followed in November last year.
Lim Kim’s success has no doubt contributed to Mystic89’s rise to prominence in the K-Pop entertainment industry
2NE1 recently returned with music videos for the songs “Come Back Home” and “Happy” from their newly-released second album, and YG Entertainment head Yang Hyun Suk, who also edited the videos, personally explained the concept of the “Come Back Home” video.
“Come Back Home” required a production cost of 500,000,000 won (approx. $467,000), and has a sci-fi movie vibe. In a futuristic background created by CG, the 2NE1 members straddle the real and fantasy worlds.
Yang Hyun Suk explained to Star News, “While the content of the music video may be hard to understand, if you look at it from the perspective that happiness is the most important thing in this world, the purpose of the music video should become clearer
After listening to Girls’ Generation’s newest album “Mr. Mr.” a few times, I have to admit it’s an enjoyable and addicting album. The newly released six track album is exciting with each track having a unique sound and vibe. Some songs have an acoustic feel, while others have a more electronic dance sound. Some songs offer support, and other songs just make you want to dance. Lets take a closer look at the six songs from Girls’ Generation’s fourth mini album “Mr. Mr.” below.
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Track 1: “Mr. Mr.”
The album begins with their title song “Mr. Mr.” which was produced by The Underdogs
IU reminisced over the time when CN Blue first came onto the scene.
CN Blue announced its official return through the comeback show Can’t Stop aired on March 2.
During the show, IU said, “When I watched CN Blue’s debut stage, I thought all four members were really handsome. But they were also good at singing, so I was shocked.”
Yoon Do Hyun said, “CN Blue is very good at making songs that are well received by the public, but doesn’t fail to express the group’s unique color at the same time. I came across a performance video of CN Blue once, and I watched it all the way through. I even showed it to my members, as if I became their fan.”
Another senior singer Kim Tae Woo praised CN Blue by saying, “CN Blue insists on keeping the elements that make them Korean
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[Updated with Video] Critics and Fans Give Rave Reviews on 2NE1′s Upcoming “Crush” Album
Girls’ Generation’s “Mr
On February 28, the 11th Annual Korean Music Awards recognized musical accomplishments of artists who released albums in 2013.
Veteran singer Cho Yong Pil won Song of the Year and Best Pop Song for his song “Bounce,” which was featured in his 19th album, “Hello.” Singer-songwriter Yoon Young Bae won Album of the Year, Best Modern Rock Album, and Best Modern Rock Song, for his 3rd album, “Dangerous World.” The singer-songwriter’s title song, also “Dangerous World,” carried a message that criticized society.
12 member boy group EXO won awards for Best Dance & Electronic Song and Netizen Chosen Artist of the Year. EXO was recognized for their breakout song, “Growl.”
In addition, singer-songwriter Sunwoo Jung Ah won the awards for Artist of the Year and Best Pop Album for her album, “It’s Okay, Dear
With Episodes 20 and 21 “Man from the Stars” has officially come to an end. The final two episodes aired amongst great speculation about possible endings and the delivery was filled with largely satisfying emotions. That being said, saying goodbye is never easy, no matter if you are an alien, an actress, or an invested viewer.
Key Plot Developments:
Min Joon Explains His View on Death
During his 400 years on Earth, Min Joon has seen death countless times, but it is only now that he has experienced love that he understands the point of trying. It’s the moments in life that are the most important. Even with the certainty of death, we can still live happy lives.
Min Joon’s First Family Dinner
Not only is this meal Min Joon’s first dinner with his in-laws, it’s also his first meal with a family
Many eyes are on SM Entertainment with its latest business move.
On February 28, the major label is in the spotlight for investing stocks into new indie label Baljunso. The former director of Can Entertainment, Kang Byung Yong, founded Baljunso in 1991. Some of the artists in the indie label include Kim Jong Seo, Jang Hye Jin, Park Sang Min, and Can.
CEO Kang Byung Yong stated on February 26, “Rather than the mainstream K-Pop scene that’s currently lead by idol groups, our main goals at Baljunso is to revive the non-mainstream scene including hip hop and band music.”
He continued, “SM Entertainment, who is leading the Korean Wave, invested shares [into Baljunso] to help globalize the diversity of K-Pop and plans to establish distribution, marketing, and additional business ideas within Korea and abroad with a cooperative relationship with Baljunso
Singer/song writer Kim Greem has released a sunny teaser image for her upcoming comeback single “Always a Spring Day.” Her upcoming single will be released March 4, and it features a country pop sound perfect for spring.
In the newly released teaser image, Kim Greem wears a revealing white lace outfit as she stands in the sunny outdoors surrounded by green plants. Her face is partially covered by the sunlight, and there is also a feather on her arm. The song title is written in a creative pink cursive Korean script in the top right corner.
Singer Kim Greem came into the spotlight after her appearance as a contestant on the music audition show Super Star K 2.
Below is Kim Greem singing Kelly Clarkson’s “Because of You” on Super Star K2
While CNBLUE was waiting to go on “M!Countdown” on February 27, they had a brief interview with OSEN and spoke about a lot of things regarding their comeback including their thoughts on competing with 2NE1 and Girls’ Generation.
First, CNBLUE talked about what they would do if they won the #1 trophy for “Can’t Stop.” The band promised to release “Can’t Stop” in a different dialect or saturi version. They commented, “It’s already finished. We can release it anytime.”
CNBLUE commented, “While we were recording our album, we thought of recording a saturi version of the song. Even if we don’t win #1, we want to release it.”
CNBLUE also wants to do as many Korean promotions as they can
Super Junior’s Donghae, 4Minute’s Nam Ji Hyun and FTISLAND’s Song Seung Hyun will appear in a new movie project, “Youth Project.”
The project is organized by the Korea Creative Content Agency (KCCA) and aims to cultivate creativity among youths. Five young and talented creators were selected and given production sponsorship in order for them to produce, present and commercialize their movies. The movie project will be made up of five episodes.
Film company, InventStone, which produced movies such as “I Love You,” “Grape Candy” and “Aging Family,” was picked to lead the project, with two other film companies, Samgeori Pictures and Little Boy Pictures joining in the planning and development of the project, making this a joint production by the three companies