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BTS to Continue Promotions with ‘Just One Day’

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Not ready to leave the fans’ sides yet, BTS will continue album promotions with its song Just One Day.

Beginning April 9, BTS will promote Just One Day off of its first album, Skool Luv Affair. The song was composed by Rap Monster, Suga, and J-Hop and is about wanting to walk with a lover, holding hands, If just one day without busy schedules is given.

“We received a lot more love than expected for the title song Boy in Luv. To thank the fans, we decided to promote a second song. To match the song’s atmosphere, instead of a powerful choreography, we organized a dance that’s more geared towards feelings. Please anticipate another side of BTS,” said Big Hit Entertainment.

BTS will begin promotions for Just One Day on April 9 with MBC Music’s Show Champion

TVXQ Max Changmin’s Drama ‘Mimi’ Ranks No. 1 on Oricon

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TVXQ Changmin’s Mimi ranked number one on Oricon’s weekly DVD chart.

According to the Oricon chart on April 2, Mnet’s Mimi, starring Max Changmin, took the first place on Oricon’s weekly DVD chart, selling over 10,000 copies in the first week.

This is the second time that a Korean drama ever ranked number one on Oricon’s weekly DVD chart, following The Legend starring Bae Yong Jun seven years ago.

Meanwhile, TVXQ sold over 225,000 copies of its album Tree released March 5, ranking number one on Oricon’s weekly album chart.

Photo credit: Mimi’s DVD Jacket Photo

Junggigo Hints at a New Collaboration: “Who’s Next?”

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Junggigo, who just had huge success with his collaboration with SISTAR’s Soyu, taking over the tops of music charts with “Some,” recently released a teaser photo hinting at a new collaboration. In the photo, Junggigo is sitting next to an empty chair, under the words, “Who’s Next?”

His agency, Starship Entertainment, said, “For Junggigo’s new collab partner, it will be a rapper that transcends your imagination. Planning for a comeback in mid-April, they are currently recording.”

Junggigo has worked with rappers previously, including his debut in 2002, being featured in the hip hop duo Infinite Flow’s “Respect You,” and it’ll be interesting to see what kind of style Junggigo goes for with this new collaboration

Jay Park Joins ‘Dancing 9’ as Blue Eye Master

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Raising excitement for the show, Jay Park will be joining Mnet’s Dancing 9 as the master of the Blue Eye team.

The news was announced by Mnet on April 2 that Jay Park will be joining the second season of the popular dance competition.

“Jay Park is a singer whose dance skills have been acknowledged by the music industry,” said Mnet. “Currently active as a B-boy, Jay Park has more than enough qualifications to be a master.”

Jay Park is the first of the Blue Eye team masters to be announced. Shinhwa’s Lee Min Woo, Woo Hyun Young, Park Ji Woo, and season 1’s MVP Ha Hui Dong have been confirmed as the masters of Red Wings.

The program will begin in June.

Photo Credit: JayPark.com.

The Salaries of SM Entertainment’s Executive Board Members

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They’ve created your favorite idols such as TVXQ, Super Junior, Girls’ Generation, SHINee, f(X), and EXO, but weren’t you curious about how much the executive board members earn each year? Well, recent data showed that the top leaders of SM Entertainment earn quite a lot. In the March 31 business report submitted by the agency to the Financial Supervisory Service, the annual salaries of SM Entertainment’s CEO Kim Young Min, SM C&C‘s CEOs Han Seh Min and Jung Chang Hwan, and SM Japan‘s CEO Nam So Young.

According to the report, SM Entertainment’s CEO Kim Young Min was paid 1.312 billion won (~ 1,239,197 USD) last year

‘My Heart Beats’ Continues a Steady Rise of Recognition

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While the numbers may not seem very high, SBS’ My Heart Beats is still celebrating as it gains more and more recognition from the public.

On Tuesday night, both My Heart Beats and KBS’ Our Neighborhood Variety and Sports tied for first with 4.4 percent.

Usually overshadowed by Our Neighborhood Variety and Sports, My Heart Beats struggled as a kind variety show, teaching viewers about the efforts firefighters and EMTs put into saving people.

Even though ratings have consistently stayed between 4 and 5 percent, the effect of the program has been seen, especially with the celebrity firefighters promoting the ‘Miracle of Moses’ campaign, in which cars move out of the way for emergency vehicles

SNSD and Super Junior-M Selected as Google’s Top Trend Celebrities

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Google selected Girls’ Generation (SNSD) and Super Junior-M as one of the top trend celebrities.

Google has a tradition of holding special events on April Fool′s Day every year. This year, as it celebrates Gmail’s tenth anniversary, Google decided to feature ‘trending selfies’ as Gmail background image option, featuring trend leading celebrities in different fields, such as singers, movie stars, athletes, scientists and more.

SNSD and Super Junior-M were selected as Korea’s top trend celebrities and were featured on April 1 at noon and April 2 at 7 AM (KST), respectively.

The event also featured singer Katy Perry, Shakira, actress Sophia Vergara, internet pioneer Vint Cerf and more.

Meanwhile, SNSD wrapped up promotions with Mr. Mr and is currently getting ready for Japanese arena tour while Super Junior-M is promoting Swing in Korea and China

MBLAQ Heads to Japan for ′M COUNTDOWN – No.1 Artist of Spring 2014′

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MBLAQ took off for Mnet′s M COUNTDOWN - No.1 Artist of Spring 2014, to be held in Yokohama, Japan, via the Gimpo International Airport on April 2.

Photo credit: Newsen/An Seong Hu

We finally get a wave

MBLAQ took off for Mnet′s M COUNTDOWN - No.1 Artist of Spring 2014, to be held in Yokohama, Japan, via the Gimpo International Airport on April 2.

Photo credit: Newsen/An Seong Hu

Cheon Dung sets off in all black

MBLAQ took off for Mnet′s M COUNTDOWN - No.1 Artist of Spring 2014, to be held in Yokohama, Japan, via the Gimpo International Airport on April 2

EXO Unveils Teaser Photos for Kai and Lu Han

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With a comeback date set in place, EXO began unveiling teaser photos of each member, starting with Kai and Lu Han.

On April 2, SM Entertainment released two photos of the EXO members, each photo carrying different atmospheres. Kai’s photo was mainly black and white with a tint of blue and red. Kai also wore dark smoky eye makeup as he and his reflection looked out into space.

Lu Han, on the other hand, contrasted Kai’s picture as he stood before a bright blue and purplish background while wearing white and staring off into the distance.

EXO will be promoting as EXO-K and EXO-M in Korea and China, but both groups will be making its comeback through the EXO showcase on April 15.

Photo Credit: SM Entertainment

f′s Krystal Leaves for China Solo

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F(x) member Krystal was spotted at the Gimpo International Airport on April 1, taking off for promotions in China.

Photo credit: Newsen/An Seong Hu

krystal stays comfortable in patent flats

F(x) member Krystal was spotted at the Gimpo International Airport on April 1, taking off for promotions in China.

Photo credit: Newsen/An Seong Hu

Krystal breezes by with a sideways glance

F(x) member Krystal was spotted at the Gimpo International Airport on April 1, taking off for promotions in China.

Photo credit: Newsen/An Seong Hu

Krystal flashes a small grin before taking off

F(x) member Krystal was spotted at the Gimpo International Airport on April 1, taking off for promotions in China

2PM Sets Off to Japan for ′M COUNTDOWN – No.1 Artist of Spring 2014′

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2PM was spotted at the Gimpo International Airport on April 2, where they took off for Mnet′s M COUNTDOWN - No.1 Artist of Spring 2014, taking place in Yokohama, Japan.

Photo credit: Newsen/An Seong Hu

Taecyeon takes off with a wave and smile

2PM was spotted at the Gimpo International Airport on April 2, where they took off for Mnet′s M COUNTDOWN - No.1 Artist of Spring 2014, taking place in Yokohama, Japan.

Photo credit: Newsen/An Seong Hu

Nichkhun goes for a wild print

2PM was spotted at the Gimpo International Airport on April 2, where they took off for Mnet′s M COUNTDOWN - No

Shinhwa’s Kim Dong Wan Leaves Liveworks and Prepares for Study Abroad in Canada

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Still finding the need to improve himself at the age of 34, Shinhwa’s Kim Dong Wan will be heading off to Canada to study abroad.

On April 2, Liveworks Company announced that Kim Dong Wan will be leaving the company with the end of his contract. He has been signed with Liveworks Company for three years.

“As the end of his contract came near, we talked a very long time and came to an agreement,” said Liveworks Company. “Supporting each other’s future and for further improvement on both sides, we made this decision.”

Kim Dong Wan will be headed off to Canada to study abroad. He will return to Korea in July to prepare for Shinhwa’s upcoming 12th album in October.

“Although his contract as our agency’s artist will be over, Liveworks Company will continue to support Kim Dong Wan in his Shinhwa activities, as well as actively cheering him on his own activities

Korea’s Top Model Jang Yoon Joo Meets “America’s Next Top Model’s” Tyra Banks

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When two top models from different countries get together, what could they possibly talk about? Of course none other than fashion and the prospective models that are under their supervision. On March 30, Tyra Banks was visited by Korean model Jang Yoon Joo in the “America’s Next Top Model” host’s Korean hotel. As Tyra Banks had been in Korea filming for “America’s Next Top Model Season 21,” it was pleasantly surprising to see the American model interact with the Korean model.

While Tyra Banks was in Korea for the filming of her hit reality show, Jang Yoon Joo visited Tyra for the new season of OnStyle‘s “Challenge Super Model Korea.” As Jang Yoon Joo gave a welcoming gift to Tyra, the two models hit it off well, joking and discussing about their reality show

B.A.P to Release Third Japanese Single Today

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About to begin the B.A.P Live on Earth Continent Tour, B.A.P will be releasing the third Japanese single album.

B.A.P began promotions in Japan by releasing the first single album Warrior last October, followed by the second single One Shot shortly after. The group also held its first Japanese arena tour Warrior Begins, gathering over 40,000 fans.

Gaining recognition by winning two awards from The Japan Gold Disc Awards with its two single albums, B.A.P will be releasing the third single No Mercy on April 2, carrying on with its promotions in Japan. It has been reported that the album has already received 50,000 pre-orders.

Released in Korea in 2012, song No Mercy features Korean traditional instruments over a hip-hop beat, along with rapping with a dialect

EXO drops individual teaser images for Kai and Luhan

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EXO is back again today to continue to have their fans hearts fluttering with individual images for Kai and Luhan!


No new info has been revealed so far but we do get an insight into the boys" new looks for their return.


As mentioned before EXO will promote their new mini-album as EXO-K and EXO-M in Korea and China, respectively, this time around. They"re partnering up with Samsung Music so that the music application"s subscribers can enter for a chance to win tickets for EXO"s upcoming showcase from April 1-9, and the "EXO Comeback Show" will also be streamed live through Samsung Music on April 15.


We"ll be treated to the release of more individual teasers with each day, so make sure to check back!


SEE ALSO: SM Entertainment confirms EXO"s upcoming comeback kicking off with showcase on April 15




EXO Reveals Comeback Teaser Pictures for Kai and Luhan

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Following the release of EXO‘s new group pictures yesterday, SM Entertainment has now revealed solo teaser pictures for Kai and Luhan.

In the pictures, the two are have a rather serious look on their faces while standing over a mirrored surface. Their wild hairstyles stand out a lot though the blue and purple background colors.

For this comeback, EXO will hold a comeback showcase on April 15 through Samsung Music. Also, it has been revealed that the group will split up for promotions with EXO-K promoting in Korea while EXO-M promotes in China. An inside source stated, “EXO will promote as twelve in Korea for about one to two weeks, but will basically promote the new song separately.”

See also: April Will Be the Battle of Boy Groups as EXO, Infinite, Beast, and 2PM Plan on Comebacks

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Dal Shabet’s Subin Chosen as MC for Baseball Program

By in News posted Oct April 1st, 2014 No comments

Girl group Dal Shabet‘s Subin will be hosting the upcoming season of MBC’s “Man Reading About Baseball.”

Her agency revealed on April 1, “Last night on March 31 at 12.50pm, she and announcer Lee Sung Bae had their first time hosting MBC’s professional baseball talk show ‘Man Reading About Baseball’ together. This marks her big debut as an MC for a terrestrial broadcast station.”

Subin herself commented on being selected as the MC, “I like baseball a lot, an I am thankful to become the MC. I will show my bubbly girl group-like charms and host the show in a comfortable and friendly way as a fellow baseball fan.”

Since debuting in 2011, Subin has shown her interest in the field of sports by actively throwing first pitches and performing at baseball games

BTS say there’s no girl group they want to get close to

By in News posted Oct April 1st, 2014 No comments

On Mnet"s "Beatles Code 3D," guests BTS (Bangtan Boys) revealed why there was no girl group they wanted to get close to at the moment.


Mir said, "You guys said there was no girl group you wanted to get close to, but that"s impossible." BTS member SUGA said, "As we are still rookies, we are putting all our focus into promotions."


Shin Dong Yup asked Shindong and Mir, "Is it that hard for rookie idols to talk about girl groups?" Mir said, "Back during that time, I was close to them all. Based on what SUGA said, MBLAQ must not have been in their right minds during their early debut years," making everybody laugh.


SEE ALSO: K-Tigers next tackle a tae kwon do dance cover of BTS"s "Boy In Luv"



As for the singer the boys wanted to get to know better, they chose Park Ji Yoon, who was the other guest on that day; hence, the MCs chided them jokingly

Park Ji Hun reveals his wedding photo shoot with his wife

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Singer Park Ji Hun, previously of V.O.S, revealed pictures from his wedding photo shoot with his wife, Seo Myung Sun.


The two met each other in the third year of junior high school as pen pals, registered their marriage in 2010, and already had three adorable sons, but they had yet to have their wedding ceremony!


iWedding, which is preparing Park Ji Hun"s wedding, said in relation to their photo shoot, "As much as Park Ji Hun and his wife Seo Myung Sun already resemble each other, the two took part in the shoot very comfortably. His wife, Seo Myung Sun, was beautiful to the point we could not believe she was the mother of three children and she perfectly captured the essence of a bashful bride so that she received endless compliments from the surrounding people

Park Ji Yoon says she earns more than Kim Ye Rim in Mystic89

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Singer Park Ji Yoon revealed that she had a good amount of influence in her agency Mystic89.


MC Shin Dong Yup asked her on this week"s "Beatles Code 3D," "During your time in JYP Entertainment, you ranked first when it came to earnings. Currently, to what degree is your profit rate at Mystic89?"


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She said, "When it comes to amount of profits, Yoon Jong Shin is in first, but I think I rank high up, too. Nearly 40%."


Shin Dong Yup asked, "Is that more or less than Kim Ye Rim (Lim Kim)?" She said, "More," with a bright smile.