Recently, Orange Caramel released a teaser before it returns to TV.
On September 4, the girl group posted teaser image of its first official album Lipstick on its official website. The girls appear in shocking hair styles and costumes, building more expectations for the new album.
They appeal with distinctive styling. Along with her thick smoky make-up, Nana emphasizes on her pink pearl lipstick. She adds more feminine charm with her big, curly hair.
Raina has become sexier. Her eyebrows are dyed in a red-toned color, and her red lips add more to her beauty. The costume also looks impressive; she is dressed in a black tube top dress decorated with a big bow. She sports a fancy image with some accessories made of pearls and cubic jewelries.
Lastly, Lizzy appears in a black sleeveless shirt that exposes her arms. Her bold necklace and earring multiply her mature charm. In addition, she gave a big curl for her bangs which sport an image of a diva from the 70s.
Netizens who saw the posting reacted: “It is worth waiting.” “The theme of their costume this time is a bow?” “The lipsticks appear bling bling.’ “Every song they came up with became a big hit.”
Orange Caramel’s new song “Lipstick” will be released on September 12 on various music websites.
Girl group SNSD has just revealed a new PV ALL MY LOVE IS FOR YOU for their upcoming Japanese single, slated to be released September 26th.
It should be interested to know that this track is the coupling single for the currently untitled Japanese single, indicating that fans are in for a treat as the girls will surely film a new PV for the title track. ALL MY LOVE IS FOR YOU is described to be beautiful, emotional pop ballad as the girls are first dressed in darker-colored outfits before changing into girlier, pastel-colored attire.
TS Entertainment’s girl group SECRET has released the next individual image teaser for upcoming release Poison, featuring main vocalist Song Ji Eun.
Ji Eun’s teaser is similar to Hyosung’s teaser, which was released the day before, as Ji Eun sports a similar red dress and short hairstyle that Hyosung was sporting. However, in this teaser, Ji Eun is either looking into the mirror or directly to the camera as fans can see Hyosung talking to either Sunhwa or Zinger.
Poison‘s concept is said to be based on a 1940s British ‘lady and espionage’ look, giving off a classier and sexier vibe. The mini-album will be released on September 13th.
Literally just 22 days away, with eight SM Entertainment artistes in solo and group: Kangta, BoA, TVXQ!, Super Junior, SHINee, Girls Generation, F(X), and EXO to rock Indonesia’s capital city, Jakarta, at Gelora Bung Karnoon 22 September 2012, we could only expect flying fans to the sky and down to the ground (but cross fingers that all will still stand two on their feet!)
The largest scale concert up to date for K-pop in the archipelago will again prove the immense popularity of the Hallyu Wave in countries outside of South Korea itself.
SMTown Live World Tour III, which has toured around chosen cities in Asiaand the United States has been a long routine for the artists under the entertainment label. By this, Indonesia’s W Productions and MP Entertainmentwere all ears to give what K-pop fans demand in the country. Prepare to be stupefied full with energy no one has ever seen before in the land from youths under one language of K-pop!
After School’s UEE recently transformed into a butterfly goddess.
UEE drew a lot of attention by turning into a butterfly goddess while shooting a pictorial for the September issue of the magazine Campus 10.
The concept for the pictorial was ‘miss butterfly’ and UEE showed off her elegant and lovely charms through the pictorial.
It looks like she is in a romantic fairy tale with small butterflies. She shot the pictorial with 300 butterflies and created a bubbly atmosphere on the set by singing a song, “Butterflies, come here. Let’s play together.”
UEE said, “I felt awkward about working with insects at first but I think it was a brilliant idea to shoot the pictorial with butterflies. They make it look wonderful.”
People who saw the pictorial responded: “No one can look as good as UEE with those butterflies.” “UEE looks like a butterfly queen.”
CUBE Entertainment’s rookie boy group BTOB is set to make a comeback next week.
BTOB, who debuted in March with Insane, will be returning on September 12th with their second mini-album Press Play. CUBE then set forth to publish a teaser photo for the title track WOW. The colorful teaser has a retro feel and shows member Sungjae holding his hands up in the letter ‘W’, his mouth forming the shape of the letter ‘O’.
WOW is described to have the feel of a 90s song and will be reminiscent of a swing, jack song.
The agency, Pledis, which represents Son Dam Bi, Park Kahi, After School, Orange Caramel, NU’EST, and Hello Venus, will hold a special audition to find talented Asian-American artists, who will capture Korea and the world with their music.
The ’2012 Pledis Asia-American Audition in U.S.A’ is to find Asian-Americans, who have various talents to become international K-pop representatives, in several fields, including, singing, acting, and modeling.
The audition will be held on October 13 and 14 in LA and San Francisco. Additional information about their schedules and audition will be posted on their official Facebook account (http://www.facebook.com/pledisNewStar).
Kim Hyun Joong’s EP Heat is showing off its power in Japan.
According to the Japanese Oricon Chart, the EP, which was released in July, has sold 200,580 copies so far in total. He is the first K-pop singer, to sell more than 200,000 copies among K-pop groups and soloists this year.
The EP sold 138,000 copies on the day of its release and ranked first on the Oricon Daily Chart. Then the song also ranked first on the Oricon Weekly Chart and third on the Monthly Chart. It sold over 200,000 copies only in two weeks.
This is a higher record than Super Junior, who previously set the record by selling 184,000 copies of Opera and TVXQ set by selling 175,000 copies of Android.
A local official says, “Kim has made a surprising record in the Japanese music market, where Japanese singers are in fierce competition against each other.”
“It is because Kim held various promotions, including concerts and fan meetings, to communicate with his fans rather than just promoting his song. Popular Japanese musician B’z also helped him to become popular.”
Kim is currently staying in Japan to shoot the TV series City Conquest.
The band will release their fourth EP Five Treasure Box on September 10 and start performing the title song “I Wish.”
FT Island says, “The new EP includes music that we like and what we pursue and that made the EP more meaningful to us.”
All of the members participated in writing the melodies and lyrics for the songs. The band has been performing in the United States, Japan, and Hong Kong. Thanks to Lee Hong Gi’s talented vocals and the other members’ refined stage manners they have become a popular performance-based group.
FT Island recently finished holding their exclusive concert and are currently preparing for their new EP.
Super Junior’s Leeteuk recently released a cute, hilarious picture of himself and Siwon.
On September 4, Leeteuk tweeted, “I’m not going to work out today. Please go home early,” and Siwon retweeted Leeteuk’s comment and tweeted, “I’m not going to work out today, either. We’re together.” A moment later, Leeteuk uploaded a picture on his Twitter account with the comment, “We’re together like this. Haha. Playing basketball.”
In the picture, Leeteuk and Siwon are staring at the camera with hilarious looks on their faces. Siwon is getting laughs by drinking juice through a straw, and Leeteuk is showing off a cute look with his eyes widely opened.
Their neat looks are also eye-catching. They’re dressed in casual clothes, showing off their clean faces without wearing makeup. Dressed in white T-shirts, they’re showing off their nice figures and also giving an accent to their looks with caps.
People responded: “They look so cute.” “I want to see them playing basketball.” “Siwon, drink it all.” “They’re still handsome without wearing makeup.”
Super Junior will attend Korean Music Wave, which will be held at Incheon Munhak Stadium on September 15 at 7:00 p.m.
Psy recently made a contract with the Island Def Jam Music Group, an agency that represents Mariah Carey, Bon Jovi, Justin Bieber, and Jennifer Lopez.
On September 4, a spokesperson for Psy said, “It’s true that Psy made a contract with the Island Def Jam Music Group. This contract is related to copyright of Psy’s albums to be released in all countries except for Korea and management for him. Psy will fly to LA on September 6 and talk about the details with the agency.”
Psy was planning to debut in Japan in October, but Justin Bieber’s agency asked him to work with it for a project. Psy will now debut in the U.S.
Psy will release “Gangnam Style” as a single. After that, he will promote himself and the single through TV shows and concerts in the U.S.
A spokesperson for Psy says, “Psy is still talking about doing a project with Justin Bieber. There might be a project he can do in collaboration with Bieber, but he will release a single first.”
Psy will attend the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards, which will be held in LA Staples Center on September 6.
Super Junior’s Leeteuk recently released his childhood picture.
On September 4, Leeteuk uploaded his childhood picture on his Twitter account with the comment, “The toys I loved the most and my great-grandmother I loved the most. Isn’t he really handsome. I’m missing my people nowadays. Is fall coming?”
In the picture, little Leeteuk is staring at the camera with a bright smile on his face in his great-grandmother’s arms. He’s showing off big eyes and clean white skin. The toys in Leeteuk’s arms are showing his personality.
People responded: “I think little Leeteuk is cuter.” “No wonder why he’s handsome now.” “He’s so cute that I want to bite him.” “I’m sure his great-grandmother loved him a lot.”
Big Bang’s G-Dragon recently took a picture with Tablo and Gonzo in a distinctive pose.
On September 4, Gonzo uploaded a picture on his Twitter account with the comment, “Light fires.” He soon uploaded another picture with the comment, “Fires are really lit.”
In the picture, G-Dragon is posing for the camera with Tablo and Gonzo, who worked together on “Light a Fire,” a track of his second solo album. They’re showing their personalities in distinctive poses. Pictures of fires superimposed on the original picture attract a lot of attention.
Their unusual looks are also impressive. G-Dragon is dressed like a hip-hop singer in a raglan T-shirt and black overalls.
People responded: “The composite picture is awesome.” “G-Dragon is dressed so cute.” “I’m excited to hear that Tablo and Gonzo participated in G-Dragon’s new album.”
G-Dragon will release his second solo album, One of a Kind, on September 15.
f(x)’s Amber and Krystal recently showed off a cute look.
On September 3, Amber uploaded a picture on her Twitter account with the comment, “We busy people.”
In the picture, Amber and Krystal are absorbed in playing with their cell phones, sitting next to each other. Krystal is pushing out her lips as if she’s really into playing with her cell phone.
Their neat looks are also eye-catching. Amber looks casual in a red plaid shirt and short black pants. Krystal is dressed in a blue T-shirt with a picture of a yellow car printed on. She’s also showing off her skinny legs in tight skinny jeans.
People responded: “Krystal is wearing her slippers funny.” “They’re so cute.” “Amber is sitting like a boy.” “Krystal is so absorbed.”
On September 4, IU uploaded a picture on her Twitter account with the comment, “Can’t you smell something burning?I burned my pajamas while cooking ramen. It could have been a lot worse, so I’ll just forget about it.”
At this, KARA’s Nicole responded: “Ji Eun (IU). You should be more careful!”
People responded: “Is IU okay? She also makes a mistake.” “Did IU burn her clothes while cooking ramen late at night? No way.” “I’m surprised to see that IU also makes a mistake. It’s good that she’s okay though.”
Jang Keun Suk successfully held a concert in Taiwan.
Visiting Taiwan to hold a concert, the 2012 Jang Keun Suk Asian Tour: The Cri Show 2 in Taipei, on September 1, Jang was warmly received by his Taiwanese fans, proving his high popularity in Taiwan.
On August 30, Jang arrived at the Taipei Airport with his staff, which numbered around a hundred. The airport was filled with Jang’s fans and reporters who came to see Jang. The Taiwanese fans also said good-bye to Jang at the airport when he left Taiwan.
In a press interview, which was held on August 31 at Taipei Regent Hotel, around a hundred reporters from about 40 media sources, including Apple Daily Newspaper, The China Times, Tainan Taiwan Newspaper, TTV, and CTV attended and showed their interest in Jang.
In the interview, Jang answered to reporters’ questions about his concert in Taiwan, gave his thoughts on the 20th anniversary of his debut, and told his future plan. He also gave the host of the interview half-moon-shaped rice cake and Korean traditional sweets and cookies as gifts, introducing Korean Thanksgiving Day.
At the concert, which was held on September 1, Jang performed his songs live, had a talk time with his fans, and held various events in appreciation of his fans’ love. At the talk time, Jang said thank you to the Taiwanese fans for waiting for him for more than a year.
The 2012 Jang Keun Suk Asian Tour: The Cri Show 2 will be held in Osaka, Japan, on September 14 and 15, and in Nagoya, Japan, on September 19 and 20.