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July 17, 2012

Super Junior top the charts in Hong Kong with their new song

Super Junior proved their high popularity in Asia by topping the charts in Hong Kong as well as Taiwan.
Super Junior topped such charts as the Hanteo Chart and the Hot Tracks Chart with their sixth album, Sexy, Free & Single, for two consecutive weeks.
The lead track, “Sexy, Free &  Single,” topped the K-pop Top 100 of KKBOX, the biggest online music website in Taiwan, for two consecutive weeks. Super Junior are topping the chart for a total of 111 weeks.
Super Junior also topped the K-pop Top 100 of KKBOX in Hong Kong for two consecutive weeks, and all tracks of their new album ranked in the top 10 of the chart.
Super Junior also ranked first on MBC Music’s Show Champion and Mnet’s M Countdown with “Sexy, Free &  Single.”
Source: TV Report

Total sales of TVXQ’s singles have topped 3.1 million in Japan

TVXQ set a meaningful record in Japan.
TVXQ topped the Oricon weekly single chart with their new single, “Android.”
Released in Japan on July 11, “Android” immediately topped the Oricon daily single chart. Topping the chart for six days, it also topped the Oricon weekly chart on July 17.
It’s the eleventh time for TVXQ to top the Oricon weekly single chart. With this single, the total sales of TVXQ’s singles have topped 3.1 million. It’s the largest sales volume for foreign singing groups.
On July 17, the Oricon reported, “TVXQ sold 152,000 copies of their new single in the first week of its release and topped the Oricon weekly single chart. With this, the total sales of TVXQ’s singles topped 3,104,000. It’s the largest sales volume for foreign singing groups in 10 years and 10 months since the American duo The Carpenters sold a total of 3,002,000 copies.”
A total of eleven singles of TVXQ topped the Oricon weekly chart. By topping the Oricon weekly single chart with “Still,” released in March, they also became the first foreign artist who topped the weekly single chart ten times in 45 years of the Oricon’s history.
TVXQ recently finished large-scale concert tour in Japan, attracting over 550,000 audiences, and a large-scale fan meeting, which attracted over 100,000 fans.
Source: Starnews

B2ST become cute, pleasant boys in their new album

B2ST recently hinted that they will soon release a new material by releasing a photo of their concept for the new material.
On July 17, B2ST released a picture of their new concept for “Beautiful Night,” the lead track of their new album, on their official website and social networking sites. In the picture, B2ST members are showing off their cheerful images instead of their charismatic one.
Dong Woon, Du Jun, and Jun Hyung look pleasant and cute in the picture. Jun Hyung’s mischievous look and Du Jun’s warm smile are especially attracting attention.
The lead track “Beautiful Night” is the electronic synth pop genre that B2ST, who used to present dramatic dance songs, try for the first time. This song was composed by Good Night-Sleep Well, a new musical partner of B2ST.
B2ST say, “We’re trying to provide you with fun, pleasant songs for this summer. We’ve changed musically by trying new genres.”
Source: Starnews

SNSD’s Yoona shows off her beautiful looks in clothes for summer vacation

SNSD’s Yoona recently released some pictures of herself in clothes for summer vacation.
On July 17, Yoona showed off her fresh, feminine looks in a pictorial for a clothing brand she’s working for as a model. Dressed in fancy yet simple clothes, Yoona is attracting many people’s attention with her long hair and beautiful face in the pictures.
Kim Yeon Hee, head of the product planning department of Eider, says, “When you choose clothes for summer vacation, you should consider not only their design but also their functional parts, such as air permeability, moisture absorption, lightness, and elasticity because they need to be comfortable and easy to move.”
People responded: “Yoona is like a goddess no matter what she wears.” “Yoona is so pretty in those clothes.” “I want go on a vacation with Yoona.” “I love Yoona’s smile.”
Source: TV Report

MBLAQ’s G.O and Mir will perform as a duo at MBLAQ’s concert

MBLAQ’s first unit group will perform at the upcoming MBLAQ’s concert.
MBLAQ will hold a live concert, part of their concert tour titled The BLAQ% Tour, at the Olympic Hall in the Olympic Park on July 21 and 22. At the concert, G.O and Mir will perform as a duo and Cheondung will perform as a solo.
MBLAQ are currently having their first concert tour of Asia in such countries as Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan, and Japan. The title of the concert, BLAQ%, shows MBLAQ’s hope to show their best performance.
A spokesperson for MBLAQ says, “MBLAQ received an enthusiastic response when they announced they will present their first unit group during their concert tour for all of their Asian fans. I can assure you that the unit group’s performance will be very distinctive.”
G.O and Mir released their first single “Wild” before their tour began, and Cheondung released his solo song, “Don’t Go,” on July 4. “Wild” is a song characterized by a cheerful yet strong beat.
MBLAQ are currently focusing on their singing and dancing practice for the BLAQ% Tour.
MBLAQ’s leader Seungho says, “We’re trying to build slim bodies instead of muscular ones for this concert tour. You’ll be able to see MBLAQ members with slimmer figures during the tour.”
Source: Starnews

Big Bang Leader G-Dragon Starts Tweeting!

The one and only G-DragonBig Bang‘s leader and fashion trend-setter is seen hopping on the Twitter boat! It has been verified and confirmed by fellow member Taeyang. As well as YG’s producer (@Choice37), whom he was tweeting to.

Having made his debut tweet just a few hours ago, he has already garnered an amazing 92,000 over followers. Follow you @IBGDRGN if you have not already!

Source: @IBGDRGN@Realtaeyang

Super Junior’s Kyuhyun thanks Kim Goo Ra

Super Junior’s Kyuhyun recently thanked Kim Goo Ra.
Kyuhyun thanked Kim for sending him a text message through fashion life style magazine @Star1, which was published on July 20.
The pictorial was taken in Nonhyeon-dong, Seoul. He said Kim advised him and helped him become an active MC for MBC’s Radio Star.
Kyuhyun said, “Kim doesn’t advise in a sweet way and he trains people strictly. When I was having a hard time adjusting to the show, he gave me some hints.”
He added, “A few weeks after I became an MC, I received a text message from him saying that I was doing a good job. I was touched by his message because I felt like he was thinking of me.”
Kyuhyun is keeping busy with his group Super Junior and their sixth album Sexy, Free & Single, which was released on July 1.
Source: Starnews

T-ara prepare August follow up song

Girl group T-ara plans to release their follow up song in August.
On July 17, the group’s agency, Core Contents Media, said that the group will release their repackage album  Mirage, featuring their new song “Sexy Love,” through music sites on August 15 .
The title song “Sexy Love” is written by popular songwriter Sinsa-dong Tiger and includes electronic sounds that accompany the club beats.
T-ara worked with Sinsa-dong Tiger and created “Bo Peep Bo Peep,” “Roly-Poly,” and “Lovey-Dovey,” which drew a lot of attention.
T-ara announced their new transformation for their new song.
A spokesperson for the agency says, “T-ara will perform an exciting and funny ‘Robot Dance’ with a pantomime performance.”
T-ara released their new song “Day By Day” on July 4 and showed off their power in the singing world by ranking first on several online music sites.
Source: Starnews

f(x) is free and easy: “We use public transportation”

Girl group f(x) recently said that they use public transportation often.
On July 16, f(x) appeared in SBS Radio Power FM Park So Hyun’s Love Game and said that they use public transportation.
The audience and DJ Park So Hyun asked f(x) members if they really use buses often even though they are busy doing their schedules.
They surprised many people by answering, “We take buses a lot.” Amber said, “I attend Korean Language school everyday so I ride the bus every morning.”
Luna also said, “People doesn’t quite believe it’s me or not. I have to be at school by eight or nine so I use public transportation every morning.”
Amber showed off her free and easy personality by saying, “The subway is really comfortable.” Luna also said, “The bus is really comfortable too.”
Source: TV Report

FT Island’s Lee Hong Ki supports AOA

AOA (Ace of Angels), the first girl group from FNC Entertainment, which represents FT Island, CNBLUE, and Juniel, released their second teaser for group member Choa.
On July 17, FNC Entertainment released a teaser for group member Choa on their official website and official group site.
Choa, who was born in 1990, is the main vocalist for the group. She has the angel name Choaya, and has a heavenly voice.
On July 16, member Seol Hyun, who has appeared in a music video for FT Island’s song “Severely,” was unveiled and drew a lot of attention.
Girl group AOA, who are composed of eight members, will unveil a new member everyday starting July 16 through 23 on their official website. The third member will be unveiled on July 18.
Source: Xportsnews

Infinite plans October tour in Japan

Group Infinite will hold a Japanese Arena Tour in October.
The ’2012 Infinite Arena Tour in Japan’ will be held on October 27 and 28 in Yokohama, on November 1 in Nagoya, on November 3 and 4 in Kobe, and on November 11 in Fukuoka. The group will play for over 60,000 fans in total.
Infinite released their second Japanese single Be Mine and ranked second on the Oricon daily single chart. The group held their exclusive concert in Japan in September of last year and sold out tickets for the concert. They also showed off their power in ticket sales by selling out 15,000 tickets after only 10 minutes.
The group was invited to attend one of the biggest Asian music festivals, ‘Summer Sonic 2012′ as a Korean representative.
Tickets for their concert Summer of That Year, which will be held on August 8 for five days, also sold out, confirming their high popularity.
Infinite finished performing their song “The Chaser” in Korea and they will release their third single She’s Back in Japan on August 29.
Source: Xportsnews

Chinese knock-off B1A4 upsets fans

A Chinese knock-off group for B1A4 recently appeared.
An online community posted pictures comparing popular Korean boy group B1A4 to a Chinese boy group called Fighter.
The Chinese group is known as a knock-off of B1A4. They wear similar costumes and accessories as B1A4 and have done so since their debut. Jacket photos and even their websites are the same and it has upset many Korean fans.
Moreover, the concept for the groups are also the same. The Chinese group wears white and black polka-dotted costumes and they are even petting a dog in their jacket photo just like B1A4. It appears the Chinese group has copied everything about B1A4.
People responded: “Can an officially debuted group do that?” “I feel like that we really have to protect Korean singers.” “That’s too much. They are copying B1A4.”
Source: Xportsnews

JYJ’s Junsu is heading to Los Angeles

JYJ’s Junsu is heading to Los Angeles!
It was previously announced that Junsu would be releasing a repackaged version of his solo debut album, Tarantallegra, and begin a world tour that will see him visit countries in Europe, North America, and South America. On July 17th, the official Facebook page for JYJ updated with the following picture and message, “XIA is flying to LA for recording new song and MV shooting! He will have a great time in LA with the best staffs! Please give a lot of support!!”
Not much is known about Junsu’s planned song and MV but perhaps fans will be lucky enough to see him film his new MV in Los Angeles.

4minute in Singapore for the shooting of Travel Maker

4minute’s youngest member Kwon So Hyun, revealed their activities in Singapore.
On July 17, Kwon uploaded pictures on her Twitter with the comment, “4minute in Singapore! 4minute’s Travel Maker will air on Q TV at 11:00p.m for the first time. Make sure to watch the live broadcast! Singapore was so much fun. If you’re curious, make sure to check 4minute’s Travel Maker.”
In the revealed pictures, all the members are drinking juice. Their unique charms stand out.
It has been revealed that 4minute visited Singapore to shoot for QTV’s 4minute’s Travel Maker.
For this show, they have visited Busan and Singapore, showing off their charms as the girls in their 20s.
4minute will release a new single, Love Tension in Japan on August 22.
Source: Starnews