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Star galore for MBC Infinite Challenge Farming Special eps 3

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KARA, Kim Bum, Epik High, Bada and Jewelry were some of the stars who appeared for the 3rd episode of farming special on MBC Infinite Challenge aired on 31st October.

The IC members were excited to see that the rice they have harvested previously were growing well. And at about 9am on the day of filming, actor Kim Bum appeared. Jung JoonHa had called him over and he came with food for the IC members and also put on a pair of boots to help out.

An hour later, girlgroup KARA also appeared and did a butt dance performance for the IC members to show them support.

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GDragon voted #1 as the ‘overrated singer songwriter’

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Group Big Bang leader GDragon has been voted #1 by netizens as the ‘Overrated singer songwriter’.

Community site DCInside did a poll on the question “Which singer songwrite do you think is overrated?” from 22nd to 29th September. And GDragon was given 8133 (52.6%) votes out of 15,467 votes, coming in at #1.

Go under the cut to find out who else was voted on the survey.

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19.08.2009 Kpop album reviews – Big Bang, My Fair Lady & more

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What changes the most in the Korean industry? The answer is Kpop. New stars, familiar stars, and even OSTs popping up here and there. Too much for one to handle? No, problem. KBites has it all here for you guys!

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KBS Music Bank 17.07.2009 – 2NE1 wins #1

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On KBS Music Bank today, some of the highlights to the show:

  • 2NE1 wins first #1 with ‘I Don’t Care’
  • Special stages – SS501 JungMin with JiSun, IU with Ilac performances
  • Usual hot performances by So Nyeo Shi Dae, 4Minute, 2PM, Untouchable, IU etc…

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K Bites – 06.07.2009 IV (Dong Bang Shin Ki, Yang JeongSeung, Lee MinWoo)

Dong Bang Shin Ki is #1 on Oricon daily chart

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Dong Bang Shin Ki has risen up to #1 position on Japanese Oricon daily chart with the song ‘Stand By U’ released in Japan on 1st July. And in just 5 days, it has gone up to the #1 position on Oricon daily chart

They had overtaken popular group Arashi’s new single and went up to the #1 position.

Dong Bang Shin Ki has been recently called to have hit the ‘triple 3’ with 30K album copies sold for their single, and also for their recent full length album, plus they hit 30K number of fans present for their Japanese concert tour. They also rewrote history by being the 1st Korean artiste to perform at the Tokyo Dome on 4th and 5th July for their finale Japanese concert tour performances.

Meanwhile, the group is set to be performing on a-nation concert from 1st August.


Hit-maker singer Yang Jeong Seung to release new single

Singer Yang Jeong Seung has released his new single album ‘Love’ and started on promoting the title song ‘Tears’.

‘Tears’, together with other song ‘Don’t Go’, are officially released on various music sites like Melon and Soribada on 6th July. Yang Jeong Seung has produced many hit songs for singers like Jo Sung Mo and KCM, and he had debuted as a singer officially last year.

Listen to the title song ‘Tears’. He has a very beautiful voice.


lmw_220609M Lee MinWoo spends 6 million KRW on laser effects for comeback stage

ShinHwa M Lee MinWoo has returned with a perfect comeback stage. On 5th July on SBS Inkigayo, he had his first performance of ‘Minovation’ the title song off his 4.5th album.

Accompanied with his great performance to the catchy beat of the song that day is also a ‘laser beam glove’ he had on. One of such laser beam costs 1.5 million KRW and 4 of them were used on the glove for the stage that day.

M’s fans have also commented after the performance, “It’s good to see him improve and develop as an artiste. Looking forward to more by him in the future”, “This album totally shows the true M colours” etc

K Bites – 06.07.2009 III (SNSD, Eric, 2NE1)

So Nyeo Shi Dae ‘Tell Me Your Wish’ is #1 on album-song-ringer tone charts

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Girl group So Nyeo Shi Dae‘s comeback hit ‘Tell Me Your Wish’ occupying the #1 spots on various music  weekly charts.

SM Entertainment said on the 6th, “So Nyeo Shi Dae‘s ‘Tell Me Your Wish’ is #1 on ringer tone charts, after being #1 on various music and album charts. This is indeed going to be their 6th consecutive hit.”

The song is up #1 on Melon, Dosirak, Mnet, Bugs music charts for the 1st week of July. Also the song is 31 on SKT ringer tone weekly chart, and HanTeo weekly chart.

The girls have also received much love for their new dance choreography with their comeback like ‘kicking the feather’ dance, ‘beautiful leg line’ and ‘Miss Korea’ dance steps.

Meanwhile, the girls continue to promote the song on various music programmes.


New girlgroup groomed by ShinHwa Eric to debut this year-end

eric_060709A new girlgroup groomed by ShinHwa Eric will debut this year end.

A representative said on the 6th, “We are currently preparing for the debut of a girlgroup which Eric worked hard in grooming.”

Eric has given in a lot, including working for this new girlgroup’s album, for the debut of his hoobae girlgroup. We are targeting for them to debut this year end. We are still deciding on whether to make this a 4-member or 5-member group.”

Eric is known to be the talented rapper and dancer in ShinHwa, and much anticipation is into how this girlgroup will be like with his grooming. To add on, being the hoobae (juniors) of one of Korea’s biggest pop legend group ShinHwa would sure help this girl group with a good headstart.

Meanwhile, Eric is currently serving his military service, he had joined the military service last October.


2NE1 earns the praises from Lee Min Woo and GDragon

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Shinhwa’s Lee Minwoo and Big Bang‘s GDragon have not held in their praises for rookie girl group 2NE1.

Lee Minwoo who has come back in 8 months with his 4.5 album Minnovation had an interview with Joy News 24 and has revealed that 2NE1 caught his interest.

Lee Minwoo said of 2NE1 “the good thing about them is that they are different. The force they have is different. You can see their passion for music, their energy on stage seems like they have had lots of experience on stage before. He also said, “their charms are overwhelming and their colours are like a chameleons.”

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SBS Inkigayo 05.07.2009 – SHINee wins 2nd Mutizen!

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Tonight on SBS Inkigayo:

  • SHINee wins Mutizens 2 time through with ‘Juliette’
  • 2PM with new Energy Song MV
  • Other stages: Lee MinWoo’s comeback stage, So Nyeo Shi Dae, 2PM, 4Minute, YangPa, K Will etc.

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K Bites – 22.06.2009 (So Nyeo Shi Dae, Lee Min Woo)

So Nyeo Shi Dae will be back releasing 2nd minialbum on 25th June

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So Nyeo Shi Dae will be back releasing their 2nd minialbum ‘Tell Me Your Wish’ on 25th June.

The title song to the minialbum will be ‘Tell Me Your Wish’ and the album will have 6 songs in it. The composers to the album includes some of Korea’s biggest names like Yoon Yeong Jin, Kenzie, Hwang Sang Jae and Kim Jin Hwan.

The album list

  1. ‘Tell Me Your Wish’ – a trendy dance track which bright and addictive for the summer season
  2. ‘1 년 後 (After 1 Year)’ – a duet between Jessica and member Onew
  3. ‘Etude’ – Euro dance song
  4. ‘Girlfriend’ – a song with a 80s feel
  5. ‘Boyfriend’
  6. ‘My child’

The girls will have their comeback stage on KBS Music Bank on 26th June performing ‘Tell Me Your Wish’.


Lee MinWoo to be back after 8 months with 4.5th album ‘Minnovation’

lmw_220609Singer Lee MinWoo (M) will be back after 8 months releasing his 4.5th album ‘Minnovation’.

Lee MinWoo has also participated in the producing, lyrics, composing and song arrangement to the songs in this new album.

The songs ‘M Technology’ is also said to have combined M’s song rap with special Vox Effect, and also the best sound sources from England. And it is said that the album will include songs which will showcase special transforming sounds and rhythm never before seen in Kpop world.

The album will include 6 songs featuring composers like 1TYM Song Baek Kyung, Lee Yeon Joon, Outsidaz, Yota etc.

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