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Cover of FT Island’s 2nd mini-album “beautiful journey” [FNC Music]

Korean rock band FT Island unveiled a teaser video and cover for their new mini-album today, according to the band’s agency FNC Music on Wednesday.

A press release from FNC announced that the group, who will be returning to the local music scene after a year, will be releasing their second mini-album titled “beautiful journey” on August 25.

“The group has carried out various music tests and experiments and was able to incorporate the necessary elements for the upcoming release,” an official from FNC explained, adding that the band will put on a sophisticated concept for the new album.

FT Island (Five Treasure Island), is composed of members Lee Hong-ko, Lee Jae-jin, Song Seung-hyun, Choi Min-hwan and Choi Jong-hoon. The indie band made their debut into the mainstream Korean pop scene with the first album “Cheerful Sensibility” in June 2007.

They have also managed to pursue an active music career in Japan, releasing two major single albums “Flower Rock” and Brand-new days,” both of which ranked within the top 5 spots on the prestigious Oricon album chart when it went on sale in May and July, respectively.

The quintet recently performed at the international rock festival “Summer Sonic 2010” in Japan and will hold a joint concert with top Japanese singers CHEMISTRY and RHYMESTER next month.

FT Island will begin promoting the mini-album one day after its release in Korea.



Members of girl group 4minute on the cover of their 2nd mini-album “HUH” [Cube Entertainment]

Korean female idols 4minute have released the title track and music video from their second mini-album, according to their agency Cube Entertainment on Wednesday.

A press release from Cube stated that the girls revealed the song and music video for “HUH” (Hit yoUr Heart) on their official webpage, portal sites and online music service providers.

“The latest song is more sophisticated and urban hip-hop. It was produced by famed producer Shinsa Dong Tiger,” an associate from Cube explained.

The quintet will be giving their stage comeback performance for “HUH” on Mnet’s televised music program “M! Countdown” on May 20.

4minute, composed of members Jihyun, Gayoon, Jiyoon, Hyuna and Sohyun, made their debut in 2009 with their single “Hot Issue” and found success with their first mini-album “For Muzik.”

They also embarked on an Asia tour earlier this year, performing in front of thousands of fans in various countries including Taiwan, Philippines, Thailand, Hong Kong, and Japan.

The group recently held a concert in Japan where they gave a live performance of the Japanese single of “For Muzik.”


Here’s the MV of HUH feat Beast:

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Official poster of “Karate Kid” [Sony Pictures]

Korean pop sensation Rain and Hong Kong movie star Jackie Chan have come together to create a music video promoting the most recent works of both stars, according to the Rain’s agency J.Tune Entertainment on Wednesday.

A press release from J.Tune stated that the music video, aimed at promoting Rain’s current single “Hip Song” and Chan’s upcoming action flick “The Karate Kid,” will be produced by famed actor Will Smith and feature the Korean singer’s song and scenes from the Hollywood-Chinese remake of the 1984 hit “The Karate Kid.”

“The project was planned based on the friendship between Jackie Chan and Rain,” a representative with J.Tune explained.

The martial artist and singer had first met when Rain visited China to participate in the closing ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. They had maintained a friendship ever since, the two visiting each other at events and concerts.

“The Karate Kid,” starring actor Will Smith’s son Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan, is about Dre Parker who is faced with a new environment and culture after moving to China. He is faced with a bully at his new school and learns kung fu from Mr. Han.

The music video will be revealed on May 24 while “The Karate Kid” is set to open in theaters on June 10.

Rain, who made his debut into the music industry in 2002, is known as one of the most popular entertainers in the Asian region.

He has also ventured into acting starring in hits series “Sang Doo! Let’s Go To School” and “Full House.” He then expanded his acting career into Hollywood, appearing in action film “Speed Racer” and martial arts picture “Ninja Assassin” last year.

He is currently promoting his title track “Love Song” and “Hip Song” from his special album “BACK TO THE BASIC.”



Chinese actress/singer Karen Mok and Korean singer Jang Woo-hyuk shoot a music drama to be shown at Jang’s concert

Korean singer Jang Woo-hyuk has teamed with Hong Kong actress Karen Mok for a music drama that will be shown at his upcoming tour concerts in China, according to his agency on Tuesday.

Photographs revealed by Jang’s agency showed Jang and Mok shooting scenes for the video which does not contain any dialogue but intense action sequences to portray the story of the chance encounter of the two.

This will be the second time Jang and Mok are meeting — they both attended the Beijing Pop Music Awards last year but it is the first time they are working together.

Mok, a singer and actress who made her debut in 1993, is well known for her role in “Shaolin Soccer” and highest-grossing Hong Kong pic “Fallen Angels.” She has also released numerous albums and is one of the first Asians to take the lead role in Broadway musical “RENT.”

Jang made his debut in 1996 through the now-disbanded boy band H.O.T, one of the hottest bands in town during the mid to late 1990s, and embarked on a solo career in 2005.

He signed with major Chinese entertainment firm Huayi Brothers Media Group shortly after fulfilling South Korea’s two-year mandatory military service late last year and has been in China since last week to resume his activities in the country and promote his upcoming tour.

Jang made a guest appearance on popular Chinese variety show “Be Ready Anytime” and is set to continue on with his publicity activities by attending the opening ceremony of the BOAO International Tourism forum.

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K-pop idols 2AM pose their new looks for the release of new song [Big Hit Entertainment]

Four-member boy band 2AM plans to reveal their new song in mid-March, according to a press release from their agency Big Hit Entertainment on Friday.

The announcement was made on the 2AM’s official webpage earlier in the day, stating that a new song, along with its music video will be released on March 15, which they have designated as 2AM day. The song will go on sale online the following day.

“We have prepared a special event for 2AM day to promote the latest song and music video. On March 15, fans will be able to listen to the song online and see the music video on their iPhones, at subway stations or at a movie theater,” explained a representative from Big Hit.

For the new track, the singers have finished shooting a 10 minute-long music video drama which will be shown at a movie theater in the district of Apgujeong in Seoul. Their new song and video will also be showcased at every subway station on 2AM day.

2AM, composed of members Jo Kwon, Changmin, Seulong and Jinwoon, made their debut in 2008 with the single “This Song.” They are currently promoting their first full-length album “I Can’t Let You Go” which features the title track of the same name.

K-pop idols 2AM pose their new looks for the release of new song [Big Hit Entertainment]

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