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Mnet M!countdown 12.08.2010 – G.NA wins her first #1!

G.NA won her first #1 with the song ‘I Will Back Off So You Can Live Better’. Secret as well as Seo In Kook also made their comeback stage today. Also, Nine Muses made their debut stage today too.

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Jo Kwon and GaIn’s duet ‘We Fell In Love’ taking music chart by storm

2AM Jo Kwon and Brown Eyed Girls GaIn‘s debut collaboration ‘We Fell In Love’ has been taking music charts by storm.

The song has climbed up to the #1 spot on Monkey 3 site for the 4th week of December (21st ~ 27th December) in the same week of its release. The 2 who are currently playing make-believe couple for MBC We Got Married and the lyrics to the song talks about the real story of the 2 in a soft melody.

#2 goes to Gummy‘s ‘Because Of You’ which is also the main theme for SBS drama ‘Will it snow this Christmas?’.

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YounHa’s new song ‘Broke Up Today’ up #1 on music chart for the 2nd week

Singer YounHa‘s new song has received positive response from music fans.

YounHa‘s latest album 3rd album Part B ‘Growing Season’ title song ‘Broke Up Today’ is up # 1 on Dosirak music chart for the 2nd consecutive week.

The song was revealed on 11th December and is a ballad number showing a more matured YounHa through the melody, lyrics and YounHa‘s strong vocals. And on the same day of release, about 5000 netizens have rated it best on the site’s poll chart.

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SBS Inkigayo 31.05.2009


For the last day of May, we have Inkigayo coming back on air after 2 weeks.

Today, we have comeback stages by Koyote, Lee Jung Hyun; and also other must-see performances by 2NE1, 2PM and Super Junior.

And group SG Wannabe wins their first Mutizen on Inkigayo with ‘I Love You’ 1 year after their comeback.

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K Bites – 11.05.2009

Super Junior new song ‘It’s You’ released officially


Super Junior moves on to their next hit song ‘It’s You’.

The song is revealed on 11th May on various music sites like Melon, Dosirak and CyWorld etc.

The song is another production by popular composer E-Tribe, it is a R&B dance number with an acoustic feel and Euro techno sounds.

Indeed, fans are looking forward to their energetic performance with this new song. With that, Super Junior will release their ‘Sorry Sorry’ C Version album on the 14th with 4 more songs added to the 12 songs from the first version album.

Meanwhile, the boys will have their comeback stage on 17th on SBS Inkigayo.


TaeYeon duet ‘A Goose’s Dream’ with Lee Jeok causes topic amongst netizens

A video of So Nyeo Shi Dae TaeYeon singing a duet ‘A Goose’s Dream’ with singer Lee Jeok has become a topic amongst netizens.

The 2 were at LA Hollywood Bowl on 9th May where they sang the duet. And the fanvideos of the performances were uploaded online.

The song is a remake of the original ‘A Goose’s Dream’ by singer In Sooni in 1997 , but with a different feel than the original version.

Fans’ responses to the video, “TaeYeon is really something. Even her high pitches are so natural and great”, “This is a very touching scene of a senior and junior singer singing together” etc. _________________________________________________________________________________________________

Zia meets car accident, forced to stop activities temporarily

zia_110509Singer Zia met with a car accident which had to force her to stop activities temporarily.

On 10th May, she was heading to Seoul when she met with a minor car accident which had caused her to miss her activity on SBS Inkigayo.

Her company said, “Zia was with her mom in the car when the accident happened. But they were not injured. After the accident, she was told to rest.”

Zia is currently promoting the title song ‘Like Being Torn’ off her new minialbum ‘Orchestra’.


Loveholic JiSun ends 1st solo album activities

jisun_110509Out from the band Loveholic, JiSun will end her first album activities with KBS ‘Yoo HeeYeol’s SketchBook’ and take a break.

JiSun‘s not only working on her solo album these while, featuring songs like ‘Goodbye my heart’, ‘He doesn’t love you’, ‘Rollercoaster Love’, she also sang for drama OSTs like MBC ‘TaeHee HyeGyo JiHyun’, KBS ‘Boys Over Flowers’ and SBS ‘Brilliant Miscarriage’ etc. She also doingin Son DamBi‘s new album together.

will be participating in a concert performance from 2nd to 7th June in ChoongMoo Art Hall which features other great artistes like Kim Yeon Woo, Kim Tae Woo, JK Kim Dong Wook, Jang Hye Jin, Son Ho Young etc. After the concert, she will work on her new album.

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K Bites – 03.04.2009

KARA says goodbye – another girlgroup leaves the Kpop scene, at least for now


After So Nyeo Shi Dae, KARA is the next to end their promotional activities.

KARA will be having their last promotion performance for their 2nd minialbum ‘Pretty Girl’ on 12th April on SBS Inkigayo. They released the single last December and have since promoted the songs ‘Pretty Girl’ and ‘Honey. And all these while, they have been put in comparison with So Nyeo Shi Dae for the title of ‘Korea’s best girl group’

The members will rest after their non-stop promotions since December. And they will be back with a new album after 2-3 months.


Zia hits #1 with just 1 day into new album release


Singer Zia released a new minialbum ‘Orchestra’ on 2nd April. And within just 1 day into the album release, the album’s title song ‘Like Breaking’ went up to the #1 spot on Cyworld.

Also of the 6 songs collected in the album, 4 songs were within the top 20 positions on SKT mobile chart.

Zia last released her 1st album ‘Road Movie’ in 2008 which won her the female ballad award during the Entertainment Arts Awards.

Here’s the MV to her minialbum ‘Orchestra’


ki_120309KangIn, “For about 1 year after debut, I didn’t get to go out”

Super Junior member KangIn revealed that for about 1 year after his debut in Super Junior, he did not get to go out.

He is on MBC ‘SaBaKwi’ set to air on 4th April where he was posed the question ‘Did you receive management in terms of an idol’s private lifestyle?’ and he answered, “For about 1 year after debut, I didn’t get to go out. We spent our time at the quarters practising.”

He also added honestly, “After 1 year, we also started taking little alcohol.”

K Bites – 13.07.2008

Epik High criticized for backward masking?

Recently, hiphop group Epik High has been criticized for the backward masking in their song “비(Be)”.

According to Wikipedia, backward masking is a recording technique in which a sound or message is recorded backward onto a track that is meant to be played forward. It often causes much controversy, be it made intentionally or accidentally, especially when a hidden message is embedded in this special recording. It was often associated to the worship of the devil.

“Be” when played backwards, a single word “Jesus” could be heard. This issue last made its way as a headlines in 1994 for the song “Classroom Idea” by SeoTaiJi and Boys. It had seemed that just like the case for Seo TaiJi, this case of backward masking for Epik High is unintentional.

For the case of “Classroom Idea”, when played backwards, the words “not enough blood” was heard. This had clashed with the idea of protestant idea then. And when Seo TaiJi and Boys‘ song “HaYeoGa” was played backwards, the words “I love Satan” can be heard.

Outside of Korea, other singers have also received criticism for the issue of backward masking like the group Judas Priest. They had a song “Better by You, Better than Me” in 1978, which in 1985 rose suspicion regarding backword masking. The words “Do It!” could be heard when the song is played backwards. Parents of the teenage fans of Judas Priest took the group’s company CBS to court, and a total of $40,000 was compensated to the parents. Another group Queen, their song “Another One Bites The Dust”, the words “It’s fun to smoke marijuana” could be heard when played backwards.


“Singer without a face” Zia plagiarized “Sex and the City” movie poster?

It seems that “singer without a face” Zia‘s recently released first album jacket resembles much of the poster for the Hollywood movie “Sex and the City”.

On the album jacket for “Road Movie” which also features Big Bang member TOP in one of the songs, Zia was seen in a flare skirt and wavy hairstyle. This picture holds close resemblance to the poster of “Sex and the City” that features Sarah Jessica Parker in the similar pose and dressing.

Recently, there was also said to be a plagiarism of makeup and hairstyle, in Lee Hyori‘s new album teaser video, of the famous English singer Amy Winehouse. Much attention has been paid to the issue of plagiarism lately.


My thoughts:

i listened to the reverse play of Epik High’s “Be” in the video, it kinda freaked me out… LOL, any song played backwards sounds freakish.. :/

But I am able to catch the words “yae soo nim..” which meant “Jesus” in korean.. :/

K Bites – 11.07.2008

“Singer without a face” Zia finally showed her face

“Singer without a face” Zia has finally revealed her face in her official first album photos.

All this while, Zia who did not revealed her face at all, had netizens guessing and some of them had posted on the internet saying that she “is probably ugly”. And there were news from her company that she had disappeared after hearing such things said against her.

But looking at the album photos, Zia had large beautiful eyes and a pretty cute look.

Zia‘s first album “Road Movie” will be release online on 12th July, offline on 14th July. And the song “I look only at you” featuring Big Bang TOP will also be collected in the album.

Seo In Young to have solo comeback

Jewelry Seo In Young to have comeback with solo minialbum after 1 year.

Recently, after the news of Seo In Youg solo comeback was reported, some 600,000 fans were interviewed and they posted their responses of the comeback on online noticeboards, had looked forward to her comeback.

Her company StarEmpire had revealed on 11th July, “Album jacket will be shot on 10th, music video will be shot on 14th July. Jewelry‘s Kim Eun Jeong and Ha Joo Yeon will also participate in the MV to show support for Seo In Young. Seo In Young has been rising rapidly recently as a hot and sexy icon, and her comeback has raised much interests.”

The title song for her comeback minialbum will be “Cinderella”. The song is composed by Yoo Geon Hyung of Psy and Untitle. And electronic music will also be mixed in.

There is much anticipation to the chereography, dressing, makeup and hair for Seo In Young‘s solo comeback.

Meanwhile, Seo In Young will be releasing her second solo album on 23rd July, and it is planned that Seo In Young will both be doing her solo and Jewelry’s group activities together.

Jewelry to release star pictorial

Jewelry has revealed their pictorial on 10th July.

They recently went Indonesia Bali island for the photoshoot. The pictorial will be released in 2 parts, with the first one featuring members Seo In Young and Ha Joo Yeon released in the
morning of 10th July.

The second part featuring members Park Jung Ah and Kim Eun Jung will be released on 17th July.