The power girlgroup of YG Entertainment is back, this time with a whole new look and song choice. 2NE1has been releasing solo member audio teasers to get fans hyped about their comeback. Following the reveal of Sandara and leader CL‘s teasers, this time it is the visual member Park Bom‘s turn! In a white silk shirt and ombre hair, Park Bom has a faraway dreamy look on her face. The image is likely to be off their music video.
Deviating from their usual fierce strong songs, ‘I Love You’ has a more mellow feel however no doubt staying true to 2NE1′s trademark aura.
The single ‘I Love You’ will be released on 5 July and it will also be their comeback title track. 2NE1 will be blowing minds off with their comeback stage on SBS Inkigayo on 8 July.
In the morning of June 3, Park tweeted a photo with the caption, “Only in my mind have I already finished the work. I have blurred eyes today, which makes it hard to work for me. I’m going to bed now. Good morning.”
In the photo, Park’s studio is seen. The photo seems to have taken at dawn as it’s still dark outside although a lay of light comes through the window. It is implied that the stunning singer burnt the midnight oil producing music.”
Netizens responded: “He must have absorbed in working in the studio. Just imagining that makes me carried away.” “It looks like he’s been still suffering from eye disease. Hope you get well soon.” “He seems to have stayed up all night.”
A former member of Super Junior and actor Kim Ki Beom revealed his view of love.
On the interview that was on July edition of men’s magazine, Maxim, Kim revealed, “I don’t try to hide about my relationships. I even went to a club with my girlfriend.”
In the pictorial of the magazine, Kim revealed his muscular body and showed off his manly charms.
Kim said, “I have been working out for a long time. It has been seven years since I started to learn boxing from the trainer of the movie Crying Fist. I also had an intensive workout session for six weeks because I play the role of a swimmer on tvN’s I Love Lee Tae Ri.”
Super Junior’s Kim Ki Beom, who appeared in various TV series, is currently playing the lead on I Love Lee Tae Ri with Park Ye Jin.
T-ara is back after 9 months with fresh new face and a mini-album ‘Day By Day’. After getting fans hyped with photo and video teasers, the 15-minute long music video was released on youtube. Despite the 13-hour delay due to the massive computer graphics work to be done, the music video impressed many with its dramatic scenes and computer effects.
The title track ‘Day By Day’ showcases a more mature side of the girls who potrayed much cute-ness oraegyo with previous hit songs like YaYaYa and Roly Poly. The MV features a futuristic sci-fi concept, set in the year 2330. Hyomin in her striking red hair gets involved in a sword fight, trying to protect new memberDani who seems to have lost her sight. It ends off with a hint of Part 2 as well as behind-the-scenes footage of the MV’s making.
The fresh new face and 9th member, Dani will only be joining at later part of the year, most probably for the album promotions. Meanwhile, new addition Ahreum has started her role as T-ara’s 8th member and will be promoting ‘Day By Day’ along with the rest.
T-ara is set to comeback on MBC Music Core on July 7th.
What do you think will be their outfit concept? Tough, black/dark, military-ish fashion concept, or maybe not. Did you think the MV was too long, then again long dramatic MVs have been the direction T-ara is heading towards.
Super Junior’s Leeteuk recently announced that he will join the Army later his year.
On July 3, Super Junior attended a press conference for their sixth album Sexy, Free & Single at Imperial Palace Hotel in Seoul.
When Leeteuk was asked about his plan for joining the Army, he replied, “I’m planning to join the Army later this year.”
He added, “I think joining the Army is the biggest assignment and the longest schedule for me. I’ve worried a lot about joining the Army because there will be lots of things I don’t know about. But I want to enter the Army soon and come back as a member of Super Junior to release our next albums.”
“I hope that we can become a group, which is not limited to the number of members. Each member can do their own businesses freely like a house, which is frequented by many visitors.”
When Leeteuk was asked which member he would choose as group leader after he joins the Army, he made people laugh by saying, “The post will remain vacant. I’m not that good at singing and dancing and the only thing that I’m good at is being a leader. I think I will feel sad if one of the members becomes a powerful leader.”
Super Junior will return to performing on July 5 by appearing on Mnet’s M Countdown.
SHINee has wrapped up a successful THE FIRST JAPAN ARENA TOUR “SHINee WORLD 2012″.
Starting in April, SHINee toured 7 different cities and performed 20 times in front of thousands of adoring fans. An SMTOWN staff uploaded the above compilation of pictures and wrote through the group’s official Facebook, “SHINee ended their first arena tour in Japan with great success! Starting form Fukuoka on April 25th, ‘SHINee THE FIRST JAPAN ARENA TOUR “SHINee WORLD 2012”’, a total of 20 times, was held in 7 cities including Hokkaido, Nagoya, Osaka, Kobe, Tokyo and Hiroshima and attracted 200,000 audiences. Meanwhile, SHINee will hold their 2nd solo concert ‘SHINee CONCERT “SHINee WORLDⅡ”’ at the Gymnastics Stadium at Olympic Park in Seoul, Korea on July 21st and 22nd.”
Meanwhile, member Minho is filming for his drama To The Beautiful You, which will air in August.
T-ara topped the Gom TV’s real-time music chart with a music video of their new song “Day By Day” in only thirty minutes after the video was released.
On July 3 at noon, T-ara released the music video of “Day By Day” on the video-sharing site Gom TV. The music video is 16 minutes long; however, it received over 7,000 hits on the site in only thirty minutes after it was released and topped the real-time music chart.
People are showing their interest in the music video with such comments as: “It’s good. The song is awesome.” “T-ara always entertain us with this type of thing to watch.”
As a science fiction genre, this music video is about a ruined future city in 2333. In terms of computer graphic and many other parts, it shows that it’s a large-scale music video. Including Hyomin and Jiyeon, T-ara members are dressed like female warriors of the future with outfits and hairstyles that are quite sensational. Dani, the ninth member of T-ara, is also appearing in the video, portraying an innocent, sad girl.
The music video increased many people’s curiosity as it ended with a scene of Hyomin waking up again in six years after she lost her consciousness after she was stabbed by a gang led by Jiyeon. Because Eunjung, who appeared in its teaser video, isn’t appearing in the full version, many people are also curious about her role.
The music video also includes a behind-the-scenes video of the members having fun on the set.
Directed by Cha Eun Taek, the famous music video director, it includes “Day By Day,” composed by the famous composers Jo Young Soo and Kim Tae Hyun and written by Ahn Young Min, and “Don’t Leave Me.”
T-ara will give the first performance of “Day By Day” on MBC TV’s Show! Music Core on July 7. Areum, the eighth member of T-ara, will also be part of the group from the day. T-ara’s official fan club Queens will hold its inauguration ceremony at the Peace Hall at Kyunghee University on July 14.
Following fellow member Dara and her teaser, it’s time for the baddest leader, 2NE1′s CL, to reveal her audio teaser for upcoming single I Love You.
The song itself is a mid-tempo beat and the picture teaser, presumably from the MV, shows CL looking quite melancholy on her bed. With such a mellow and slow beat song, the song strays away from the girls’ normal fierceness.
2NE1′s I Love You will be out on July 5th, with a new song to be out in three weeks.
2NE1′s CL showed off her feminine look with sad eyes.
On July 3, 2NE1, recently announced their comeback with “I Love You,” released a music video teaser picture of CL and part of the song on YG Life blog.
In the picture, CL is showing off her feminine look in a sexy pose with sad eyes. A blue butterfly accessory on her nail is making her look mysterious.
YG Entertainment also released some of CL’s part of “I Love You” along with the picture. In the part, CL is singing, “Don’t stop the love song. I’ll singing it for you,” in her distinctive voice.
2NE1′s new song “I Love You” is a song about a girl who confesses her love by frankly telling her feelings. Because 2NE1′s previous songs were usually about confident, cool girls, many music fans are looking forward to 2NE1′s new music style.
2NE1, coming back to the music scene after almost a year, will release “I Love You” on July 5 at midnight on online music stores. On July 8, they will give a comeback performance on SBS TV’s Inkigayo.
The post office will issue sheets of stamps with pictures of SNSD members under the title, “My Own SNSD Stamp,” in early August.
The Korean Post Office, part of the Ministry of Knowledge Economy, recently announced, “‘My Own SNSD Stamp’ is the first stamp to be issued by the Korean Post Office with celebrity pictures. We’re specially issuing the stamps with pictures of SNSD members, the driving force behind the K-pop boom all over the world.”
The special stamp will be issued as a set in celebration of the fifth anniversary of SNSD’s debut. It includes total fourteen stamps – nine stamps with pictures of each SNSD member from The Boys, SNSD’s third full-length album, with the members’ autographs, and five stamps with SNSD’s album jacket images from Geeand Oh!.
The price of the stamp set is 20,000 won and it can be seen at the Korean Stamp Exhibition, which will be held at 50 post offices all over the nation and COEX from August 9 to 13.
Kim Tae Wan, the chief of the Korean Post Office, says, “The SNSD stamp set will make a great contribution to the development of stamp culture and the spread of Korean culture.”
SNSD released a new single album, Paparazzi, in Japan on June 27.