October 24th, 2012

Battle of the Biases: Round Six: Day Two



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Round Six: Day Two
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Just a quick reminder of how this game works.

There are 200 idols total. 100 Male, and 100 Female. Each gender is separated into RANDOM groups of 5. The schedule is like so...

SATURDAY(Anywhere from 12:01 AM - 5:00PM: Round #: Day 01
Vote until 5PM EST Sunday (At least 24 Hours)
SUNDAY(Anywhere from 5:01 PM - 9:59PM): Round #: Day 02
Vote until 10PM EST Monday (At least 24 Hours)
TUESDAY(Anywhere from 12:01 AM - 9:59PM): Round #: Day 03
Vote until 10PM Wednesday (At least 24 Hours)
THURSDAY(Anywhere from 12:01 AM - 12:00PM): Round #: Day 04
Vote until 12PM EST Friday (At least 24 Hours)

REPEAT FOR 20 ROUNDS + Semi Finals and then Finals.

Remember, you are ELIMINATING people with your votes. Vote for the one you like the least, to try and get them booted from the game.
Kitty kitty

Psy Steps Down from “Super Star K 4,” Will Give Lecture at Oxford University

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World star Psy has stepped down from being a judge on “Super Star K 4” due to his overseas activities.

Psy had planned on being a judge throughout the season but because of his second round of overseas promotions for “Gangnam Style,” and his new, upcoming US single, Psy had to leave his position. It is reported that Mnet was supportive of Psy’s decision.

One source stated, “This kind of chance doesn’t come often for Psy, who is receiving attention from all parts of the world. Mnet also understood this so they were very supportive of Psy’s decision to step down from ‘Super Star K 4.’”
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the gang

EvoL's interview with CBCi - '5 Female Hip Hop Warriors'



▲ What does EvoL mean?

If you turn “Love” backwards, it spells EvoL. There is a broad meaning, the meaning of us receving love from the audience, the meaning of “EVOLUTION” and then there is Effective Voice of Ladies as well. 

▲ Each members’ introduction is different

EvoL comprises of Emotional Vocals, Yull (21), in charge of English and tanned skin, Hayana (20), in charge of vocals and dance, leader Say (20), in charge of rap, Jucy (21), in charge of rap, maknae J-DA (19). Most of them got in through auditions, Jucy did raps underground. She got accepted through Block B’s Park Kyung’s introduction.

The debut song “We Are A Bit Different” and the music video is really intense. What is EvoL’s overall concept?

Yull: One word “Fire~” (Everyone laughs). It seems like we’re an image of strong female warriors. Even though our producer Cho PD said “Hiphop Female Idols”, we were made to develop as artists.




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source: cbci 1, 2 + trans by fuckyeahkwonsohee 1, 2 

Idk how one can be in charge of tanned skin...
So excited for their repackage though I think there're only 2 new songs :( I just hope they get to promote regularly on music shows this time round.
Little Prince: Xiu Min

South Korea angered over lack of success for PSY in Japan

While South Korean rapper Psy’s “Gangnam Style” has taken the world by storm, it has largely fallen flat in Japan—an anomaly viewed with grave suspicion by some in the singer’s home country.

Korean K-pop music is huge in Japan, but for one reason or another Japanese music fans have remained relatively immune to the seductive powers of Psy and his horse-riding dance.

In South Korea, there has been speculation that a bitter territorial dispute over contested islands may have caused Japanese fans to shun the song.

While the number has topped the UK charts and currently sits at number two on the U.S. Billboard ranking, it has only scraped into the top 30 of the Japanese iTunes chart.

To make matters worse, various Japanese music blogs have suggested that the video’s success on YouTube—530 million views and counting—was down to South Koreans using automated viewing programs known as “bots.”

Some even started playfully referring to the song as “F5 Style”—a reference to the keyboard key used to refresh the window of an Internet browser.


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Source: JapanToday

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Parody of K. Will’s “Please Don’t…” MV for traffic safety draws attention


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A parody of K.Will‘s music video for his latest single, “Please Don’t…“, is receiving attention for encouraging traffic safety awareness.

The video, titled “Please Don’t Black Box Ver.”, shows unsafe traffic situations that are synchronized with the “Please Don’t” verse from K.Will’s MV.

Netizens commented, “The synchronization is awesome”, “Will ‘Please Don’t’ become a catchphrase?”, and “K. Will’s voice sounds so sad, which makes it even more hilarious”.

In related news, “Please Don’t…” has been doing well on music charts.

source: akp

that last one...omg dude what are you doing???
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The SEEYA to release debut single in November



Female vocal group SeeYa is being rebooted as The SEEYA.

Under Core Contents Media, the four members of the new group will be revealed on November 5 KST, while their debut digital single will be released a week after on the 12th.

The SEEYA worked with hit producer Duble Sidekick for their upcoming single. The group will be featuring a different style of music than the trademark mid-tempo ballads that the original SeeYa was known for.

The original SeeYa disbanded in early 2011.

source: akp

Just to be clear...it's an entirely new group, they're just using (almost) the same name -_-
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M.I.B chosen as models for clothing brand ‘M. Holiday’ ahead of their comeback



Hip-hop group M.I.B have become models for clothing brand ‘M. Holiday‘.

All members of M.I.B are in their 20s, and express the young generation’s fashion and trend incredibly well. They are predicted to become trend setters not only in music but also in fashion. M. Holiday revealed that they chose M.I.B as models for their F/W Season because the brand’s bright and fun image fit the best with the hip hop group.

M.I.B posed with rookie model Song Ji Hyun for the F/W Season photoshoot. The shoot includes ‘Street Culture’ that is enjoyed by the younger generation, as well as food and props that are frequently sought out for. The M.I.B members pulled off a dynamic and witty shoot the entire time, expressing their joy with the props. Even though M.I.B are rookies, they led the mood of the shoot with their professional pose and witty facial expressions.

Jungle Entertainment said, “M.I.B’s wit and freedom have been receiving a lot of positive reviews from clothing brands. M.I.B’s next album will showcase their own color, so please look forward to it.

M.I.B is planning on releasing their next album in November.

source: akp
Wanna One Energetic

F.T Island Releases PV Teaser For "Polar Star"



A short music video teaser for FT Island's upcoming Japanese single "Polar Star" was revealed earlier today.

As with most of their previous music videos, it features the band playing their latest track in front of the camera. The song is the new title track for the band's next Japanese single "Polar Star", which features three songs including its title track. B-sides "Fallin' for You" and "Beautiful World" were composed by members Jaejin and Jonghun respectively.

"Polar Star" is set to be released on November 28th.

What do you think of the teaser video?

Sources: redcaramelful@YT and Koreaboo
Yoona Mr Mr

Girls’ Generation to Endorse G-Star RAW Clothing Line in Japan



G-Star RAW, a designer clothing company based in the Netherlands specializing in denim, has revealed that Girls’ Generation, Asia’s representative artist, will be endorsing the high quality urban clothing brand in Japan. G-Star RAW Japan released the above image through their Facebook and Twitter accounts as a preview for Girls’ Generation’s endorsement, showing the members in jeans and white tops.

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Sorry Mods if I submitted this post multiple times, my computer was going crazy ~

Source: Soshified | Soshified #2
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miss A transform into dark angels for ‘Vogue Girl’


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miss A transformed into dark angels for the latest issue of fashion magazine ‘Vogue Girl‘.

The ladies of “I Don’t Need a Man” dressed in leather, fur and bold prints for the concept. Even though the flashy fashion may have been difficult for some to pull off, the girls had no problem looking great with their tousled hair and chunky jewelry to fit perfectly to the photoshoot.

The full photoshoot is included in the November issue of ‘Vogue Girl’, but check out some of the photos here!

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source: akp

Sorry about that mods. I reuploaded the first one before, I just accidentally used the allkpop link instead for some reason

[PART 1/4] PSY's AMA on Reddit Post!!

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I am South Korean Singer, Rapper, Composer, Dancer and Creator of Gangnam Style PSY. AMA

I will be answering questions at 5pm EST for 1 hour TODAY. Send your questions now and I will try to answer as many as possible. I tweeted my verification (psy_oppa)


(AMA: Ask Me Anything)

So for those that don't know what an AMA is, PSY was basically answering questions from reddit users real time, i'm just copying and pasting what he managed to answer out of the thousands of questions. 

**There are 4 parts (4 posts) b/c livejournal hates me and said the one cumulative post was too large. I'll update a link for the rest of the parts at the bottom once the mods put it through.**

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S: RedditPSY's twitter

hopefully the format wasn't too confusing to read lol anyway PSY is awesome

[PART 2/4] PSY's AMA on Reddit Post!!

Image and video hosting by TinyPic


I am South Korean Singer, Rapper, Composer, Dancer and Creator of Gangnam Style PSY. AMA

I will be answering questions at 5pm EST for 1 hour TODAY. Send your questions now and I will try to answer as many as possible. I tweeted my verification (psy_oppa)


(AMA: Ask Me Anything)

So for those that don't know what an AMA is, PSY was basically answering questions from reddit users real time, i'm just copying and pasting what he managed to answer out of the thousands of questions. 

PART 2

There are several parts to this b/c livejournal sux and won't let me post it as cumulative post. Links to the rest of the questions at the bottom!!

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S: RedditPSY's twitter

[PART 3/4] PSY's AMA on Reddit Post!!

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I am South Korean Singer, Rapper, Composer, Dancer and Creator of Gangnam Style PSY. AMA

I will be answering questions at 5pm EST for 1 hour TODAY. Send your questions now and I will try to answer as many as possible. I tweeted my verification (psy_oppa)


(AMA: Ask Me Anything)

So for those that don't know what an AMA is, PSY was basically answering questions from reddit users real time, i'm just copying and pasting what he managed to answer out of the thousands of questions. 

PART 3

There are several parts to this b/c livejournal sux and won't let me post it as a cumulative post. Links to the rest of the questions at the bottom!!


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S: RedditPSY's twitter

[PART 4/4] PSY's AMA on Reddit Post!!

Image and video hosting by TinyPic


I am South Korean Singer, Rapper, Composer, Dancer and Creator of Gangnam Style PSY. AMA

I will be answering questions at 5pm EST for 1 hour TODAY. Send your questions now and I will try to answer as many as possible. I tweeted my verification (psy_oppa)


(AMA: Ask Me Anything)

So for those that don't know what an AMA is, PSY was basically answering questions from reddit users real time, i'm just copying and pasting what he managed to answer out of the thousands of questions. 

PART 4

There are several parts b/c livejournal sux and won't let me put it as a cumulative post. Links to the rest of the parts at the bottom!!

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S: RedditPSY's twitter
Peniel

B1A4 hits #2 on Oricon Daily Album Chart



B1A4′s first studio album, released on October 24, rose as high as second place on the Oricon Daily Chart. B1A4 came close to taking over the no. 1 spot currently taken up by the Japanese singer/songwriter LEO, and in Tower Records even rose to no. 1 on its Daily Sales chart.

Considering how B1A4 is still a rookie group, the feat is especially surprising as it even beat out the popular local singers Miyuki Nakajima
and the Johnny′s group Kanjani∞.

A rep from B1A4′s agency WM Entertainment said, "The members heard the news and thanked everyone for the unexpected support and interest, determined to become even better in the future through their efforts."

The group debuted with Let′s Fly and has continued to build up on its career with such singles as O.K, Beautiful Target and Sleep Well, Good Night. It is currently preparing for a comeback in November, and will hold its first exclusive concert from December 8 to 9 in Seoul.

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Congrats boys! They sold 10,372 copies of their album on the first day.