Home Date: April 21st, 2012

Eunhyuk thanks fans for Super Junior's 5th album, "Mr. Simple," reaching 500,000 copies sold

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Eunhyuk thanks fans for Super Junior's 5th album, "Mr. Simple," reaching 500,000 copies sold

Super Junior’s Eunhyuk recently thanked his fans through his Twitter after news of the group’s 5th album, “Mr. Simple,” reached the half-million mark sold.

On April 21st, Eunhyuk wrote on his personal Twitter account, “This is a bit late, but I want to thank you! Our album (5th album, “Mr. Simple”) sold over 500,000 copies, and we were speechless at first, but now I feel really proud! For those who bought the album, I want to thank you all~ We will work hard to prepare for our 6th album!!!! Bow (__)”. ... Read more

JYP releases "Someone Else" ft. Brown Eyed Girls' Gain single + MV

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JYP releases "Someone Else" ft. Brown Eyed Girls' Gain single + MV

JYP (J.Y. Park, Park Jinyoung) has made a comeback and released a new single on April 22nd, which features Brown Eyed Girls’ Gain. After a 2-year hiatus, Asia’s leading producer is finally returning to the stage.. ... Read more

Song Ji Hyo Will Not Be Leaving "Running Man"

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Song Ji Hyo Will Not Be Leaving "Running Man"

Recently, there have been rumors of Song Ji Hyo’s imminent departure from the hit variety show “Running Man.” When the rumors initially arose, fans thought that she may possibly be leaving due to her most recent casting in “The Jackal is Coming.”. ... Read more

Invincible Youth 2: Sinhwa’s Eric and miss A’s Suzy makes the hottest couple

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Invincible Youth 2: Sinhwa’s Eric and miss A’s Suzy makes the hottest couple


Sinhwa’s Eric and miss A’s Suzy recently made the hottest couple.

On the episode of KBS2’s Invincible Youth 2 that aired on April 21, the legendary idol group Shinhwa made a special appearance and paired up with member of G6. . ... Read more

Side B: Super Songs with Super Junior

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Side B: Super Songs with Super Junior

Welcome back to another instalment of Seoulbeats’ Side B! This segment is dedicated to those hidden musical gems, the ones buried beneath our favourite artist’s overwhelming discographies. For today’s edition we look at one of K-pop’s biggest guilty pleasures, Super Junior! . ... Read more

ZE:A successfully holds fan meeting in Dubai & showcase in Abu Dhabi

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ZE:A successfully holds fan meeting in Dubai & showcase in Abu Dhabi

Image Credit: Oliver Clarke/Gulf News

The popularity of K-pop is growing in the Middle East.

On April 22nd, Seven members of boy group ZE:A held a fan meeting in Dubai, UAE. Thousands of fans arrived for a chance to receive autographs from ZE:A. Shortly after the fan meeting, the boys also held a special showcase in nearby Abu Dhabi. At this showcase, member Heechul received attention for stating that he loves Arab girls because they’re so beautiful. This was the second time a K-Pop star visited the region as Nine Muses and Korean pop star Seo In Young performed in Abu Dhabi last year. . ... Read more

F.Cuz to release 3rd Japanese single "Drawing Heart" in June

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F.Cuz to release 3rd Japanese single "Drawing Heart" in June

While F.Cuz is currently preparing for their Korean comeback with a new mini album “For Century Ultimate Zest”, the group was revealed to be planning a new Japanese single release as well. . ... Read more

Literary masterpiece translated into English, Russian

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Literary masterpiece translated into English, Russian

Jo Jung-rae, novelist

By Kwaak Je-yup

“The Taeback Mountains”, Jo Jung-rae’s 1995 masterpiece and one of the classics of contemporary Korean literature is going to be published in English and Russian. . ... Read more

The Wonder Girls Release CF for Japanese Brand ‘Kowa’

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The Wonder Girls Release CF for Japanese Brand ‘Kowa’

The Wonder Girls recently shot a commercial for Japanese brand, Kowa’s new body powder.

In the commercial, the Wonder Girls’ hit song, “Nobody,” is playing in the background while the members are posing seductively with the product. . ... Read more

Foreign press in Korea for the Yeosu Expo

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Foreign press in Korea for the Yeosu Expo

Foreign press correspondents have been staying in Korea to gain some experience of the Yeosu Expo and Korean culture (photo: Yeosu Expo Organizing Committee).

With less than a month to go before the Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea, some major foreign press correspondents have been making an official visit to the Expo grounds from April 15 and will continue through April 21 to gain direct experience of the world-class Expo facilities and Korean culture. . ... Read more

EXO-K debuts in Top 10 on Billboard World Album chart

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EXO-K debuts in Top 10 on Billboard World Album chart

After months of teasers, EXO-K finally released their debut mini album ‘Mama‘ on April 9th.

EXO-K’s album has been performing well in sales and even topped Gaon‘s National Physical Albums Ranking. Now, ‘Mama’ has debuted at 8th on Billboard’s World Album Chart! . ... Read more

Korea, new role model for development assistance

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Korea, new role model for development assistance

President Lee Myung-bak gives a welcoming address at the opening ceremony of the fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness held in BEXCO (photo courtesy of Cheong Wa Dae). . ... Read more