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Kim Soo Hyun growing largely popular in Japan

Actor Kim Soo Hyun is becoming popular in Japan.

Recently, Kim Soo Hyun was featured in the June issue of ‘Vogue Japan’ and introduced him as the “most spotlighted young actor from Korea”. In addition to his charming and attractive pictures, the fashion magazine listed his career achievements.

The article said, Kim Soo Hyun’s drama ‘The Moon Embraces the Sun’, which was currently being broadcasted in Japan through NHK channel, received 42% viewership ratings and remains as one of the most successful dramas. The film ‘The Thieves’ was attended by over 10 million people. He is also playing his first leading role in the film ‘Secret to Greatness’, which will be released in June.”

In addition, a great number of local newspapers and magazines like Kyodo News, TV Station, Haruhana, Weekly Women released major reports about Kim Soo Hyun’s pictorial and interview.

YG Entertainment to open a branch in China

Following the global success of Psy as well as the success of Big Bang’s first world tour last year, YG Entertainment is looking to expand internationally, trusting that China will be the next big market for K-pop.

YG Entertainment stated, “We plan to put more resources and invest more into the Greater China market, which we believe will be the next big market next to Japan. We are currently cooperating with our partners to create a company within the year, in either Beijing or Shanghai.”

The agency predicts that it is still difficult for a record label to turn a profit in the current music scene so they plan to focus on promoting YG artists within the Chinese music market through concerts and other events.

Girls’ Generation’s Tiffany is a ‘California girl’ for ‘1st Look’

After throwing the ceremonial first pitch for LA Dodgers, Girls’ Generation’s Tiffany toured around her hometown in Los Angeles and showcased her ‘California Girl’ look for the May issue of fashion magazine, ‘1st Look’.

Fitting with the summer, Tiffany dressed in vivid colors in her stylish floral tops and jeans. Her bright eye smiles and adorable charms especially stood out as she enjoys the lively atmosphere of California.


2AM’s Jinwoon & Star Love Fish release “Words I Couldn’t Say” for ‘Strawberry X-treme Festival’

2AM’s Jinwoon and Star Love Fish are the next artists to release a special single for the upcoming ‘Strawberry X-treme Festival’.

On May 16th, Jinwoon and Star Love Fish released their collaborative single titled “Words I Couldn’t Say” for the rock festival to be held in June this year.

‘Strawberry X-treme Festival’ is a music concert that features various genres from rock to hip hop and acoustic. This year, performers also include Deli Spice, Broccoli Even You, No Brain, Pia, Baek Ji Young, MC Sniper and more.

Check out the track below:


Boom releases new single “I Don’t Know Women”

Singer and comedian Boom is making a return into the music scene with his brand new single, “I Don’t Know Women”.

On May 16th, Boom released his latest single “I Don’t Know Women”. The song is very serious and masculine contrary to the comic image Boom has built through a variety of television shows. It was produced by Oh Seung Eun, and will feature sad lyrics with a trendy rhythm.

Check out the single below!


Shinhwa releases “This Love” MV

Legendary group Shinhwa, who’s celebrating their 15th anniversary in the industry, is finally making a comeback with their 11th album ‘The Classic’. The group also unveiled the full music video for the title track, “This Love”.

“This Love” is said to be a gift to Shinhwa by Lee McCutcheon, Andrew Jackson, and James Flannigan, who were also in charge of Shinhwa’s previous hit, “Venus”. The music video is also gaining attention being directed by Cho Soo Hyun, the same director who worked for Psy’s “Gangnam Style” and “Gentleman”.

Check out the MV below!


Shinhwa releases ‘The Classic’ album

Legendary group Shinhwa, who’s celebrating their 15th anniversary in the industry, is finally making a comeback with their 11th album ‘The Classic’.

The album features the title song “This Love”, which is said to be a gift to Shinhwa by Lee McCutcheon, Andrew Jackson, and James Flannigan, who were also in charge of Shinhwa’s previous hit, “Venus”.

Shinhwa Company stated, “Shinhwa’s 11th album is a piece of work in which we tried to add new stuff on top of the group’s original color. We also added some dance songs, that has been representing Shinhwa, and some popular songs trying to make this the best album ever.”

Check out the tracks below!


아는 남자

This Love


New Me




I Gave You

사랑 노래


SECRET teaches fans the cute choreography of “YooHoo”

SHINee, who is back with cute and bright concept, has just released a dance tutorial video for their latest track, “YooHoo”.

On May 16th, Loen Entertainment released the next installment of ‘Let’s Dance’, this time featuring the girls of SECRET. Step by step, they showed the three main points of the choreography including the ‘What should I do’, ‘Zzang Gu’ and ‘Hip Up’ dance.

Check out the tutorial below!


100% returns with abs for ‘Real 100%’ teasers

100% is soon be embarking on new round of promotions, showing off a sexy transformation!

The group released new image teasers for their ‘Real 100%’ comeback. In the photos, the shirtless 100% members are releasing all of their manly charisma, showing off their chiseled bodies and all of its glory.

‘Real 100%’ is set for release this coming May 23.


VIXX turns evil for “Hyde” MV teaser

Male group VIXX, who received much attention with beastly image for “On and On”, is coming back with the same concept for upcoming first mini album, ‘HYDE’.

On May 16, VIXX released a music video teaser for the upcoming single. Taking the famous story ‘Jekyll and Hyde’, the video shows a dark and creepy concept with swarming snakes, bugs and spiders.

The teaser explains, “VIXX introduces mans who turned into a demon due to a hurt of love, but still has internal duality, good and evil through ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ concept.”

VIXX’s first mini album will be released on May 20.

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