CNBLUE will be releasing their third Japanese single Come on on August 1st.
The group’s third Japanese single will contain 4 songs, one of which is an instrumental version of title track Come on. The three other songs were written and composed by Yonghwa and Jonghyun who once again showed off their writing and composing skills. Warner Music Japan, the agency that houses CNBLUE, released the teaser for Come on, which features the four members rocking it out in a dark room.
An unexpected friend of Super Junior’s Leeteuk is currently attracting a lot of attention.
On July 2, Leeteuk uploaded a picture on his Twitter account with the comment, “Shin Hye and Hwa Yeon offered me to have a dinner with them after they saw me exercising by myself at the gym on my birthday. Thank you so much, Shin Hye, Hwa Yeon, Sangchu, Donghae, Min Hyun, and Young Man!”
In the picture, Leeteuk is having a dinner with his friends. Actress Hwang Shin Hye, Cha Hwa Yeon, Mighty Mouth’s Sangchu, and Super Junior’s Donghae are with Leeteuk. Hwang and Cha especially attracted a lot of attention because they are unexpected friends of Leeteuk.
People responded: “Was Hwang Shin Hye a friend of Leeteuk? It’s really surprising.” “I didn’t know it was your birthday. Congratulations!” “Wow. Where is the gym?”
SS501′s Kim Kyu Jong will join the army on July 23.
On July 2, B2M Entertainment, Kim’s agency, reported Kim will enter the recruit training center of the 35th division in Jeonju on July 23.
Kim will have a basic military training for four weeks and do alternative service as a public service worker for two years.
Kim was originally exempted from the military service because he was a hepatitis type B carrier. However, the the military service law was recently reformed and he got classified as a public service worker.
Kim’s agency says, “There’s no special schedule for Kim until he joins the army. Before he leaves, he will release his own song for his fans as a gift.”
On June 29, Kim went to Kim Hyung Jun’s comeback showcase, which was held at AX Korea, and showed off his friendship with him.
Kim says, “I decided to join the army after consulting with other SS501 members. I’ll finish the military service quickly and fill the empty spot while other members are in the army.”
Kim is the first SS501 member to join the army. Kim Hyun Joong, Heo Young Saeng, Park Jung Min, and Kim Hyung Jun are currently represented by all different agencies.
Kim debuted as a member of SS501 in 2005 and also released a solo album. He attracted attention through the musical Princess Hours and TV Chosun’s drama series Go! Mrs. Go!
miss A’s Suzy has become the most beautiful actress thanks to journalists.
Movie weekly Movie Week did a survey asking 72 journalists, including movie reporters and columnists, “Who is the most beautiful actress from movies and TV dramas, from the past year (June 1, 2011 – May 31, 2012)?”
As a result, Suzy, who has become an icon of first love by appearing on the movie Introduction to Architecture, ranked first. People responded: “She is the one who helped people get rid of the prejudice against idol actors and actresses.” “She is a first love to everyone.” “She is the most promising actress.”
Yoon Yeon Jung, who appeared on several movies, including Hindsight, The Taste of Money, and In Another Country, and several TV dramas, including, “The King 2 Hearts” and “My Husband Got a Family,” ranked second.
Im Soo Jung, who appeared on the movie Everything About My Wife, ranked third and Bae Doo Na, who appeared on the movie Korea, ranked fourth.
Super Junior entered the Top 100 Album Chart on iTunes in the world, including, the United States, Canada, Australia, France, and Mexico with their new album Sexy, Free & Single. The album even ranked sixth on the Mexican album chart.
On July 2, according to the iTunes album charts in each country, the group’s new album, which includes 10 songs, such as “Sexy, Free & Single,” “From You,” and “Now,” ranked sixth on the Mexican iTunes album chart.
The album also ranked 48th in Canada, 51st in the United States, 67th in France, and 63rd in Australia.
Super Junior will appear in the July 5 episode of Mnet’s M Countdown to perform their new song and start keeping busy.
Idol group U-Kiss will hold their Japanese concert at Budokan.
On July 2, the group’s agency, NH Media, said that the group announced that they will hold their Japanese concert at Bukokan on September 5 through their Japanese agency, AVEX, on July 1.
U-Kiss debuted in Japan 7 months ago, since last November.
Budokan invited around 10,000 people and this is a little less than the number of other concert venues, including Tokyo Dome and Arena. But it is the ‘Stage of Dreams’ for local singers.
Many Hallyu stars, including, BoA, TVXQ, Ryu Si Won, and 2PM have performed at the venue and U-Kiss will join them by bringing a new genre of Hallyu.
U-Kiss says, “We heard that many Japanese and foreign celebrities have performed at the venue. Even though we have only been officially debuted for half a year, we are so glad to hold our concert at Budokan.”
Infinite recently released a campaign video, “We are Strong,” created in collaboration with UNICEF.
Released on July 2, “We are Strong” is a stylish video that contains Infinite’s unique characters and charms. It encourages the viewers to donate to needy children in 155 countries on their birthdays.
In the video, Infinite members are asking for participation by introducing items that can be used for the children by UNICEF, such as school supplies, vaccines, clean drinking water, nutritious meals, means of transportation, and group presents.
The best staff members in Korea worked together for a month to create the high-quality video, and Dongwoo enthusiastically participated in the narration.
People responded: “I can see Infinite members’ hearts.” “The campaign video looks like a music video.”
“We are Strong” can be seen on the campaign website (www.birthday.or.kr) along with each Infinite member’s birthday donation page.
Having recently released a debut single album in Japan, B1A4 held a event in Japan.
On June 30, B1A4 met over 35,000 fans at an event held in Tokyo in celebration of their debut in Japan. As they met over 15,000 fans at another event at Lazona Kawasaki Plaza on July 1, they attracted over 50,000 fans to their debut event.
According to reports, nearly a thousand fans stayed up all night for B1A4′s debut event. The morning of the event, over ten thousand fans gathered and waited for the event to start.
At the event, B1A4 performed “Beautiful Target,” the lead track of their debut album, “Bling Girl,” and “CHU CHU CHU” in Japanese.
B1A4 say, “So many people came to see us and sang along our songs. We were so surprised. Some of the fans were dressed just like us with the same outfits and accessories. We’ll try our best to show you the best performance all the time.”
B1A4, who recently finished their domestic activities with “Good Night,” will take a break for a while. Some of the members will have individual schedules.