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ZE:A reveals solo concept photos!

After releasing group concept photo yesterday for their comeback single "Watch Out", individual photos have been released today!!

Check these out! Their single will be out on July 8.

Source: ZE:A Fancafe

The Wonder Girls appear in U.S. fashion magazine, Nylon!

The Wonder Girls have been featured in the July 2011 issue of U.S. fashion magazine, Nylon!
The July issue is specifically music-oriented, delving into the depths of the music industry with Florence and the Machine, Lady Gaga, and a lineup of Hallyu groups, such as Big Bang and 2NE1.
One of the main articles, “It’s All About Seoul“, concentrates on the Wonder Girls and other Korean pop stars that have contributed to the K-pop phenomenon which has been spreading throughout the world like wildfire.
When the Wonder Girls were asked on what their thoughts were about the Hallyu movement, Yubin replied, “It’s exciting to see how people who come from opposite sides of the globe can be so different, yet truly enjoy the same thing.

2PM’s Nichkhun & Wooyoung have a live chat with fans

Photos of 2PM’s Nichkhun and Wooyoung during their live SNS chat with their fans have been revealed.
On June 29th, Nichkhun, Wooyoung, and Junsu answered their fans questions via a live chat through YOZM.
After completing the live chat, they revealed a proof shot, saying, “The live chat today was fun!“. In the picture, Nichkhun and Wooyoung are found sitting in front of a laptop.
After completing their first live chat, 2PM expressed their gratitude towards their fans, saying, “Thank you, I love you“, “Wooyoung loves all of his fans“, and “I love ya“.
Fans responded with, “See you next time“, “It was fun for me too“, and “When will there be another live chat?“.
Source: Star News via Nate

Adorkable Kyuhyun and Key

Here's a snippet of BTS from SMTown in Paris that will be broadcast in MBC on July 2!
What's for you here are the adorable Kyuhyun and Key taking photos!!

Can't they get any cuter than this?? And who owns the epic evil laugh? and why these two laughing so hard?? Find out! 
Source: on YT


Secret's Transformation from Sexy to Cute

Girl group Secret recently appeared on YTN's 'Issue and People' and shared their thoughts on their transformation from sexy to cute.

Secret's image during their 'Magic' and 'Madonna' days can be described in one word as: Sexy.

But through 'Shy Boy' and 'Starlight, Moonlight', they've completely transformed their image to cute and innocent, melting the hearts of many older fans.

Secret's Hyosung expressed her thanks, “Girls groups these days debut with a innocent image and then transition to a sexier image later in their careers. We were worried because went from a powerful and sexy image to a cute and innocent one, but we are really thankful that it was well loved.”

Song Jieun admitted that she never would have guessed Secret could even have a cute image. “I realized while we were filming the 'Shy Boy' music video, 'Oh! I didn't know we had this in us. It suits us pretty well.'”

Then what kind of other secrets does Secret have?

First, when Secret was asked to pick a member most likely to get married first, Sunhwa was chosen unanimously.

The members explained that Sunhwa is very polite and has a lot of aegyo. She is especially good at cooking and taking care of the people around her, so the adults around her would want to have her as a daughter-in-law.

Sunhwa added that ever since she was little, people around her thought she would get married early. She joked that she wants to get married after she turns thirty, but has an uneasy feeling that she will get married before that.

When asked which member would be most likely to succeed even if they were part of a different group, the members chose Hyosung.

She is the leader of Secret, but because of her young face, the girls think she could fit in well as a maknae in another group. The members also revealed that Hyosung has qualities that every idol group needs in at least one member.

Secret picked Song Jieun as the member who seems like she has the most secrets, because she has many charms that people do not know about.

The members revealed that their nickname for Jieun is 'Childish Song'. She has a cute side, but a sharp side as well. She has a variety of charms that she'll reveal little by little.
Source: YTN
Translator: dunlop09@secretfour.com
Credits to: secret4subs

SHINee on Weekly Television

Q: Favorite woman type?
Taemin: A woman who is kind, tender-hearted, and can learn good points from each other

Minho: A woman who is pure and smiles pretty

Key: A stylish and smart woman

Jonghyun: A woman who knows what to do for herself and has a charm more shining than others whatever it is.

Onew: A woman who is active but not too talkative. Because I’m hesitant in making decisions ^^ (laugh)

Q: SHINee’s charms?
Key: Each of our albums has a different color, but we have maintained our own color and made new attempts in diverse aspects as well as music.

Jonghyun: Distinct individuality. We know each member’s individuality, and our different qualities mix well to form the color of SHINee. For example, Key has changed in a good sense (laugh). Unique and full of distinct indiviuality. Minho is competitive and does his best in anything.

Minho: Onew has a beautiful voice and is a gentle healing type.

Taemin: To say my charm in a word, being positive! (laugh)

*(I skipped parts repeating other interviews.)

Source: DC SHINee Gallery
Translation Credit: *jujugal
Credit: SHINee Forum International
Source Finder: onewjjang

Hongki, "I can’t give up on music and acting"

skullhong 음악,연기 포기못하지 진짜뭐같더라도 참고해야지 내가원하는위치에가서 그때가서 니 머리위에서 공연해주마 ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ오랜만이네 이사진

Translation: I can’t give up on music and acting. Seriously, even if something’s the same, use it as a reference. I will move on to the position I want to and when I’ve reached the position, I’ll sing above your heads, kekekekekekekekekekekekekekeke! It’s been a long time, this photo.

skullhong 날 아이돌이라고 생각하지마 그런성격이못되 원래부터 날 아이돌로 생각하면 실망많이할껄 난 내가하고픈말 하고싶은거 다할꺼야 가끔안되는거 빼고 지금까지한말은 내가하고픈말들이였어 아 피곤해 잘자

Translation: Don’t think of me as an idol. I’m not as good as that. In the first place, you’ll be very disappointed if you think of me as an idol. I will just say what I want to say. Other than the things that are not to be said sometimes, what I have said so far have been what I’ve wanted to say. Ah, tired. Good night.

skullhong RT @Cemula1: 콘서트에 뜨거운열기를 8월20~21일 한국에서도 느낄수있습니다

Translation: RT @Cemula1: You can also feel the heat of the concert in Korea from 20th~21st August.

skullhong RT @FtGtJH: Let it go PV http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShznLGM09l4&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Credit: skullhong (1), skullhong (2), skullhong (3), skullhong (4) + ying100@withtreasures (translation)

Super Junior’s Kyuhyun & f(x)’s Luna to join ‘Immortal Song 2′ + SNSD a possibility

Super Junior’s Kyuhyun and f(x)’s Luna will be joining KBS’s idol music show, ‘Immortal Song 2‘!
On June 29th, representatives confirmed that these SM labelmates will be joining the new corner thanks to their outstanding vocal abilities, which have already been widely recognized by the public. Representatives also hinted at the possibility of SNSD members joining in later as well!
The representatives stated, “In time with SNSD’s Korean comeback in September, members with good vocal talent will have a possibility of joining the show.”
From the get-go, the program has allowed idols to freely leave and rejoin as they wish, in consideration of their promotional activities, so the possibility shouldn’t be too much of a stretch.
Stay tuned for more updates!
Source + Photos: Sports Chosun

T-ara releases comeback music video for “Roly Poly”!

On June 29th, T-ara finally released their long-awaited comeback music video for “Roly Poly“!

Unlike any regular music video, “Roly Poly” is a whopping 10 minutes long and was done under a mini-drama format with direction from famous director, Cha Eun Taek. Fit to the song’s retro theme, the music video is about the feelings of nostalgia for the good ol’ days.

At the center are members Eunjung, Jiyeon, and Hyomin, with special appearances by Jun Young Rok (Boram’s father) and actress Im Ye Jin.

The song itself was co-produced by Shinsadong Tiger and Choi Kyu SangCore Contents Media explained, “‘Roly Poly’ features an addictive but easy to follow melody that will catch the attention of listeners of all ages. The minute people watch the music video, the older generation will feel the scent of their youth while the younger generation experiences something new.”

Check it out below!

Source + Photos: Joy News 24 via Naver

Wonder Girls Top Ranking Digital Downloads of The Year At China

South Korea pop quintets, Wonder Girls, arrives in Beijing, China to attend 5th annual “China Wireless Music Award”.

Over 40 groups of artiste attended this extravaganza, including Jay Chou, Han Geng (former Super Junior member), Stefanie Sun & more.

On the charts, Wonder Girls won “Top Gross Selling Digital Downloads” in the overseas group category. A total number of 5371903 downloads (including various singles – “Nobody”, “Tell Me”, “2 Different Tears”) in the year 2010.

Congratulations to the Wonder Girls, for making thus far. Also, check out the performances by the Wonder Girls – “2 Different Tears” & “Nobody”:

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110629 FTisland Twitter updates


 skullhong そろそろ…^^

Translation: Soon…^^ 

skullhong RT @SANGCHUKANGCHU: 자 이제 마이티마우스의 랄랄라가 공개되었습니다! 트친 여러분들의 뜨거운 사랑과 관심섞인 댓글등의 리액션과 유료음원 다운로드가 필요합니다!ㅋ 사랑합니다. 즐겁고 행복하게 해드리겠습니다. #랄랄라

Translation: RT @SANGCHUKANGCHU: And so, Mighty Mouth’s Lalala has been revealed! We need reactions from our Twitter friends, such as comments filled with lots of love and interest, as well as payable music file downloads! Keke! I love you. We will make it fun and enjoyable for you guys. #Lalala

Credit: skullhong (1), skullhong (2) + ying1005@withtreasures (translation)
saico011 있다가 보자구

Translation: See you later

saico011 나란 사람이 어떤 사람인지 오늘 확인하겠어

Translation: Will find out what I kind person I am today.

Credit: saico011 (1), saico011 (2) + ying1005@withtreasures (translation)

FtDrMH1111 いきましょう!!!

Translation: Let’s go!!!

Credit: FtDrMH1111 (1) + ying1005@withtreasures (translation)

chungxuan 자~오늘함달려볼까~~~~~

Translation: So~ shall we have fun together~~~~~

Credit: chungxuan (1) + ying1005@withtreasures (translation)
All translations from: WITHTREASURES 
Photo from FTisland official Facebook Page 
Compiled By:Sekai@Dkpopnews.net 

FT Island - Let it go Full PV


2PM members claim they don’t have a lot of clubbing experience

On June 27th, 2PM guested on KBS 2TV’s ‘Talk Show Hello‘ and sincerely shared their thoughts on the topic of  ‘2os! Break the Youth‘.
The boys revealed, “We don’t have time to go to the club because of our busy schedules.”
With the background of the studio set as a club, 2PM members were asked about their clubbing experience. MC Shin Dong Yup asked Junho, “Do you sometimes go to the club with your friends?” Junho answered, “We only go once in a while with J.Y. Park hyung.”
Taecyeon was then asked, “Since you are in your 20s, don’t you hang out with friends a lot?”, to which he replied, “Because we have such a heavy schedule, we don’t have any time. When we don’t have a schedule, we have to sleep.”
During the recording, 2PM performed their new song, “Hands Up“, along with a dance parade of all their past hits, including “10 Out of 10“, “Again & Again“, “Heartbeat“, “Without U“, and “I’ll be Back“, all of which received a great reaction from the studio.

Source + Photos: Newsen via Nate

2PM’s Wooyoung’s parents almost divorced because of him + childhood photos revealed!

The mother of 2PM’s Wooyoung recently guested on SBS’s ‘Dalgona‘ and revealed that she and her husband almost got a divorce in the past because of Wooyoung.
She explained that Wooyoung’s father, who had previously served as a government official, was a very conservative man and did not approve of Wooyoung’s dream to be a singer. As a result, Wooyoung’s mother had to always act as a mediator between the father and son.

She also shared a story of how before he became a trainee, as Wooyoung had secretly attended dance classes, but one day was caught by his furious father.
Later, when Wooyoung passed the first round of JYP Entertainment’s open auditions, his father voiced his objections even until the day Wooyoung signed a contract with the agency. At that point, Wooyoung’s mother finally decided enough was enough and boldly declared to her husband, “If you see two bodies floating down the Han River tomorrow, know that they will be the bodies of Wooyoung and I.”  It was after this declaration that Wooyoung was finally able to start his trainee life.

Also revealed during the recording were Wooyoung and Taecyeon’s childhood photos.
Wooyoung’s photo below was from when he had received first place at a ‘Pretty Children Contest‘. It was said that his cute appearance and amusing dances won over the judges at the competition.

Taecyeon’s photos were taken during his elementary school days, and you can see that he never lost his mischievous and bright smile.

Check it all out when it airs on July 1st!
Source + Photos: MyDaily via Nate, OSEN via Nate, Newsen via Nate

ASB to Debut at the end of the year, as a 5-6 Member Group First

After School Boys the male version of popular girl group After School is set to debut at the end of the year they are said to be "teen boy idol group" Although Pledis Said that their Concept is yet to be determined.

After School Boys is also not their Official Group Name and is said to be a test name for the group to create the structure that they are After School's Male Counterpart.
some members recently made broadcast appearance through Hello Beautiful Korea revealing their identities as Jonghyun and Dongho.

After School Boys will debut as a 5-6 Member 1st then will soon add other members to match After School’s Current Member Number.

(all in all this is just a draft as Pledis Entertainment is still arranging and preparing for After School Boys Debut.)

Sources:Star News + Fyafterschool + Pledisboyz @ Tumblr
Credits: Iceprinceafterschool @ EliteRebels

2NE1, I am the Best DAUM Interview

2NE1 released "I am the Best" on June 24th. From the calm image shown in their other new song "Lonely", "I am the Best" shows a whole different side to the girls. With the other recently released songs such as "Lonely" and Park Bom's "Don't Cry" having dominated the Korean music charts without promotions, we will have to wait and see how "I am the Best" is critically received.

Q: Please introduce yourselves to Daum Music users.
2NE1: Hello Daum Music users! You've waited a long time, right? We are 2NE1, who just came back with an exciting song, "I am the Best".

Q: What type of album is this digital single of "I am the Best"?
Dara: This song is a product of YG's producer Teddy oppa. It's an addicting song with an electronic feel, and just from the title, you can tell that it's a fun song with a fast beat. If it plays at a club it will be very appropriate and exciting.

Q: If one says 2NE1, many think of the strong and various concepts. What is the concept of this song?
Dara: The best concept?? (laughter)
CL: It's a concept that is original to 2NE1. Please watch our performances for an accurate answer.

Here are handwritten responses to additional surprise questions!

Q: Summer is coming soon. What's one thing that is necessary for summer?
Park Bom: Sunscreen!!!

Q: What's 2NE1's future big goal?
CL: Billboard 1st place!!!(?)

Q: With your new songs coming out and an upcoming concert, do you ever feel overwhelmed and exhausted?
Minji: I'm not sure ,,,><,,, is it cause we practice 24 hours without breaks?!?!

Q: Tell us your plans for promoting "I am the Best".
Dara: We are going to see our BlackJacks that we haven't seen in a while! ^.^ kkk

Q: This August 27,28 you are having your first solo concert since debuting. What are your concerns for this concert?
CL: We want to know how we can show ourselves on stage in an engaging way. Because it is our first concert we really want to give the best performances that we can. Please await our concert and please come see us!

Q: Are there any special points in the dance for your new song?
Minji: We have a dance called the best dance. You can see how it goes in our performances!

Q: What do you do in your free time?
2NE1: With our concert coming up and our new songs, we haven't really had much free time. If we ever get free time, we ether listen to music or sleep. I think that concert preparation is taking a lot of our time.

Q: What are your promotion plans? Is there anything you want to say before we end the interview?
2NE1: Yes, first we want to thank you for listening to our music and caring for us. We plan to show ourselves on TV programs and with our concert coming up, we hope you cheer us on and encourage us. Thank you!
Source: http://music.daum.net/playzone/guestBoard.do?boarded=1889
Translated by 21kristine @ ygladies.com

After School secures “The Saem” cosmetics CF!

On June 29th, cosmetics brand ‘The Saem‘ revealed that After School was chosen as their latest CF models!
The girls will be starring alongside the brand’s main model, singer Lee Seung Gi, starting July. 
‘The Saem’ shared that they’ll be coupling After School’s charisma with their own unique concept and Lee Seung Gi to raise awareness for their brand overseas.
Leader Kahi said, “It’s both an honor and a joy to be chosen as the CF models for a cosmetics brand. It’s something that every female celebrity dreams of, so we promise to work hard to spread the brand and reach out to consumers on a closer level.”

Source + Photos: SPN via Nate