We’re fans of the Brown Eyed Soul members and their wonderful voices. The group never fails to impress us with its music, as well as its music videos, which have a reputation for being artistically beautiful in many ways.
But we were not expecting such beauty in Brown Eyed Soul’s newly released You music video.
Excuse us as we fangirl.
E: Brown Eyed Soul always has OMG IT′S KIM YOUNG KWANG
E: I was going to say such beautiful music videos
E: But then got distracted by the BEAUTIFUL
G: Was this his last project before going to the army??
E: Closeups of Kim Young Kwang′s face!
E: Ah he looks so grown up
G: I think it′s because his hair is up
E: Ah, it′s the Kim Woo Bin effect
G: I have no idea who this girl is
I just love this couple. There’s something really gratifying in the whole Superman–Clark Kent duality of doing something for the person you love, then keeping your cover by putting up a different facade entirely. It’s interesting that Min-joon’s facade is actually his natural personality—gruff and crotchety—and yet it’s becoming a mask more than anything. As he explains, things are changing, and not just in an emotional way, with his impending interstellar voyage stirring some physical changes as well. Or is it? What else could it be? Stuff to wonder 2about.
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K.Will – “Like a Star” from the You From Another Star OST [ Download ]
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Hi Soompiers, and Happy New Year 2014!
I hope you had a wonderful holiday season! Time simply flies past, doesn’t it? It feels like yesterday when Christmas decorations hit the store shelves, but now we are already trying to stick to our New Year’s resolutions and become better versions of ourselves. And talking of resolutions…
To start the year off on a fresh note, I decided to share with you some useful information on coming to Korea, mainly to study. I am sure there are many of you who have been wondering how to visit Korea or how to live here for a longer period of time. Trust me, I have been there, and I would now like to share my experiences with you and give you tips that you might find helpful when planning your stay.
Just to give you a short introduction of myself and my past, I stayed in Korea as a high school exchange student from February 2010 until January 2011, visited Korea for two weeks in March 2012, and finally moved here in February 2013
Throughout the month of December, we brought you our list of the best and most important K-Pop songs of 2013. Now, with the new year, we"re pleased to present the best K-Pop music videos of 2013!
Read on to find out where your favorites rank in our list. On today"s list, we bring you the first half - numbers 50 through twenty 26.
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50. BTS "N.O"
Label: Big Hit Entertainment
Release Date: September 10th, 2013
While a number of hard-hitting, aggressive boy bands have made a splash on the scene in the last few years, their subject matter is often a bit unrelatable to their target audience. B.T.S stood out from the crowd by tackling subjects close to their audiences" hearts, such as the struggles of high school life
The stars were all about supporting their colleagues and sharing the love – see what we mean in today’s Twitter Roundup.
2PM’s Nichkhun helped us start our day with a smile, tweeting on January 8 “Gooood morning!!!”
JYJ member and star of musical December Kim Junsu tweeted a photo of his Wicked experience on January 8, writing “Wicked with two of the best actresses~ A joy to my ears. I was in the waiting room with these two actresses for just 10 minutes, but I was stupefied by their energy. ㅋ Since I went to Emerald City, it’s their turn to come to Ji Wook’s boarding house.”
SHINee’s Key was spotted at another musical, Werther, as indicated by a photo he shared on Instagram with the caption “check this out Werther
“Man from the Stars” continues to soar with high ratings, intriguing plot lines, and lovably flawed characters. Romantic feelings begin to develop between our lead characters, especially within the stoic Do Min Joon. Chun Song Yi faces increasing backlash for her rival’s death, but at least Min Joon never seems too far away to help. Flashbacks are beautifully interwoven with the present day events, providing a satisfying context for Min Joon and Song Yi’s fated relationship. Not only do the main characters shine, but the supporting cast and subplots combine to make a captivating story that leaves viewers on the edge of their seats.
10 Signs Min Joon Has Fallen for Song Yi
There’s no way around it- Min Joon is falling hard for our heroine. Having Song Yi stranded in his apartment overnight certainly didn’t hurt their budding relationship and with each interaction and flashback, we see Min Joon’s feelings develop more and more
JYP Entertainment revealed teaser images for two members of upcoming 7-member boy group GOT7 the other day. They also released profiles of JB and Mark, as well as their personal statements to greet everybody! Check out their information and what they say below.
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Name: JB (Lim Jae Bum)
Birthday: January 6, 1994
Height: 179 cm (~5" 11")
Weight: 66 kg (~146 lbs)
Education: enrolled in Konkuk University"s Film Department
Blood Type: A
Hobbies: bus vacations, movie watching, getting fresh air, looking for restaurants, photography
Ideal Type: someone I like who catches my eye
Favorite Food: Korean stews
Favorite Musician: D"Angelo
JYP 5th Open Audition 1st Place (2009)
KBS 2TV"s "Dream High 2" (2012)
JJ Project Single Album (2012)
MBC"s "When A Man Loves"
He Says: Hello
It is now 2014, the year of the horse. We are looking forward to a dynamic year ahead of us, especially in the K-Pop world, with many idols having been born in the year of the horse.
Although there are many idols born in the year of the horse, TV Report cut the number down to five by choosing different idol group leaders: FT Island’s Choi Jong Hoon (March 7, 1990), B.A.P’s Bang Yong Guk (March 31, 1990), Vixx’s N (June 30, 1990), Dal Shabet’s Serri (September 16, 1990), and BESTie’s Hye Yeon (December 8, 1990).
TV Report asked the leaders some questions:
If you have to say what makes you different as a leader, what would you say?
FT Island’s Choi Jong Hoon: “I try to lead our team in our own style
Go Soo (Empire of Gold) must be on a short film kick: He has already signed on to one co-starring Moon Chae-won called The Day Min-woo Arrives, and now he’s adding another one to his schedule. It’s titled View of Mount Myohyang and he’ll be re-teaming with Han Hyo-joo, with whom he starred in the movie Bandage in 2012.
The project is an art film, and both Go Soo and Han Hyo-joo will be doing the project for free. The short tells the love story between a South Korean artist and a North Korean restaurant worker (Mount Myohyang is a mountain in North Korea). Go Soo is the artist who comes to the restaurant run by North Koreans, and the film explores not only their romance but also a discussion about art through its experimental format, incorporating “theater-like acting,” modern dance, and performance art
Oh this is a cute pairing. Joo-won (Good Doctor) now officially has a leading lady for his new high school romance movie Fashion King. School 2013 and Faith’s Park Se-young has signed on to play the heroine, which also means that Wonder Girls’ Sohee has bowed out after being rumored to be cast in the role, much to my relief. I love Joo-won, but I wasn’t about to suffer through that. Park Se-young makes me much more excited for the potential high school love connection.
Fashion King the movie (not the drama, thank goodness) is a manhwa adaptation from director Oh Ki-hwan of Art of Seduction. It stars Joo-won as a regular high school kid who falls for the prettiest girl in school and decides to transform himself into the coolest best-dressed guy ever just to get her attention
TVXQ‘s Changmin and Super Junior‘s Kyuhyun are here again to show off their close friendship!
On January 6, Kyuhyun updated his Twitter and wrote, “Kyuhyun, who went musical practice but suddenly headed for SM Town Week TVXQ concert, and Changmin, who went to Super Junior’s concert. No gloomy Monday, cheer up. I’ll be back on Friday.” He also uploaded a series of two photos with Changmin.
Last year, during the SM Town Week, TVXQ held their concert from December 26th to the 27th, and Super Junior from December 28 to the 29th respectively. Although their schedules are jam packed, they did not forget to visit to cheer up each other.
In one of the revealed photos, Changmin is in a school uniform which he used for the “Hug” stage
Kim Soo Hyun has firmly established himself as a star; his acting growing by leaps and bounds with each project he undertakes.
Currently starring in SBS drama “Man from the Stars,” Kim Soo Hyun portrays alien Do Min Joon with a certain maturity in his acting. He’s had five hit projects in a row, making him one to watch amongst his fellow peers in their 20s. The drama reunites Kim Soo Hyun with his “The Thieves” co-star Jun Ji Hyun, and has crossed the 20% ratings mark.
Kim Soo Hyun debuted through 2007 MBC sitcom “Kimchi Cheese Smile” but didn’t receive much attention for his role then. Since then, he’s played a variety of child and adults roles in various dramas and films.
He began gaining attention through his role in 2009 SBS drama “Will It Snow for Christmas?,” where he played the teenage version of Go Soo’s character, Cha Kang Jin
As always, 2013 was a busy year for K-pop. It was packed full of all sorts of news, ranging from the worst of the worst to the best of the best. And, of course, it gave us more songs than ever, with both new and old faces pumping out tunes for everyone to listen to.
allkpop staff were asked to pick their favorite songs of the year, and here"s the list!
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Paul: Beenzino "Dali, Van, Picasso"
"Classy song that has a nice laid back vibe. I like to sit back, chill, and have this tune playing in the background."
KG: Troublemaker "Now"
"Why? She is so hot!"
James: Mikey "Loving You (R&B Ver.)"
*No reason was given
Carol: Soyu, Mad Clown "Stupid in Love" "I really enjoyed the collab between the two labelmates
Several days ago, NU"EST"s Aron apologized for controversial comments he made while chatting with Chocolat"s Tia and Lori on Arirang"s radio program "Music Access." Unfortunately, the furor did not end with his apology as many believed the apology was laced with sarcasm and was not sincere.
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During the radio program, listeners took issue with his statements that "guys make better friends than girls" and in another comment seemed to imply that a woman"s only worth was in being good looking. This overall conversation stirred up a lot of controversy, so Aron took to Instagram to upload a message addressing the issue. Unfortunately, the message seemed insincere and sarcastic to many fans and Aron continued to receive criticism
Several days ago, NU"EST"s Aron apologized for controversial comments he made comments while chatting with Chocolat"s Tia and Lori on Arirang"s radio program "Music Access." Unfortunately, the furor did not end with his apology as many believed the apology was laced with sarcasm and was not sincere.
During the radio program, listeners took issue with his statements that "guys make better friends than girls" and in another comment seemed to imply that a woman"s only worth was in being good looking. This overall conversation stirred up a lot of controversy, so Aron took to Instagram to upload a message addressing the issue. Unfortunately, the message seemed insincere and sarcastic to many fans and Aron continued to receive criticism.
In response to the continued scolding, Aron posted to his Instagram again, this time a much more heartfelt apology
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6 preview nextview We already knew from his debut that Rain was going to go places with his excellent singing and dancing skills, but we never knew how talented this man was when it came to acting.
To our surprise, Rain casually transitioned into the world of acting like it was nothing and perfectly fit into all the characters he′s been given in both dramas and movies, earning much praise, tagged along by trophies as evidence.
The adventures into the acting world still continues for Rain, but we jump into the past and see what this star has done to make himself a household name. Sang Doo, Let’s Go to School!
Appearing in your first drama as a rookie is rough, but it’s even rougher to be the main lead. Somehow, Rain managed with flying colors
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11 preview nextview SBS’ You Who Came From the Stars
just keeps getting more and more interesting, explaining why it set another highest ratings with episode 6!
We don’t know about you, but we’re completely in love with Chun Song Yi’s antics as well as Do Min Joon, whose shell is slowly starting to crack.
Check out what we picked for our favorite moments from episode 6! Student:
Have you ever been jealous after liking someone before?
...Lee Hwi Kyung:
You understand me right? So from now on, don’t hang out around Song Yi’s house. Do Min Joon:
Chun Song Yi left her purple hair tie at my house. I told her take it home. Lee Hwi Kyung
: What? Why was that – Did she get drunk and pass out at your house again?Do Min Joon
: Ah~ Don’t misunderstand
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11 preview nextview Is love in the air?
Perhaps it is, because episode five of SBS’ You Who Came From the Stars
left our hearts beating for Do Min Jun and Chun Song Yi.
Here are our top 10 moments for episode 5! Chun Song Yi:
You must be crazy.Do Min Joon
: Chun Song Yi -Chun Song Yi:
Shhhh. You shouldn’t talk when in other people’s dreams.
Yeah… I was way too lonely, so my body was having a rough time too,
which is why I’m dreaming sexy dreams.
It must be time for me to get married. The body is honest.
Punk. Come more often and give me your arm pillow from time to time.
Do Min Joon, the doors to our dreams are wide open too
You Who Came From the Stars Episode 6 Recap by drama beans
You Who Came From the Stars Episode 6 Recap
Stuck in traffic with Detective Park, Min-joon makes a break for it even though that makes him look even more suspicious. His flight into the streets is partly a necessity of logic—he can hardly do his vanishing act in front of the detective—but also driven by an emotional reaction, as the scenario makes him think back to his Joseon experience:
Following the death of Yi-hwa’s father, Min-joon struggles to chase after Yi-wha, still weak from the poison. She cries for him to leave her, because she’s the one being chased by authorities and she doesn’t want him further hurt because of her
Happy New Year!
Find out how the stars rang in the New Year in our Twitter Roundup.
SNSD’s Taeyeon was in puppy love on December 31, sharing the above photo on her Instagram with the caption “Dog friend.”
Yang Hyun Suk celebrated his birthday today, and G-Dragon wished sent him a special message as revealed by the above screen cap YG’s big boss shared on his Instagram on January 2.
G-Dragon: Hyung, in my first dream of the year, I kept hugging you and shouting Happy New Year ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ.
G-Dragon: I hope you have a Happy New Year like my dream!
Yang Hyun Suk: ㅋㅋ Looks like I’m going to hit the jackpot this year!!! Jiyongah, today is my birthday.. I love you^^.”
He also shared a photo with Psy, who celebrated his birthday as well, writing “HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO PSY & ME