Big Bang member T.O.P unveiled his solo single and music video today, according to a press release from his agency YG Entertainment on Monday.
YG announced in a press release that T.O.P’s latest solo single and full-length music video of “Turn it Up” has been revealed on online music sites.
The song features hip hop beats with a heavy bass background and witty rap lyrics by the singer.
“Turn it Up” will go on sale in stores on Wednesday and will also be featured as a track on Big Bang’s special live concert album “2010 Big Show.”
T.O.P., whose real name is Choi Seung-hyun, made his debut in 2007 as the rapper of the five-member boy band. They are considered to be a huge cultural icon for youngsters in Korea.
T.O.P. crossed over to acting with his appearances in the TV series “I Am Sam” and in the blockbuster smash hit “IRIS,” where he played an assassin.
He is currently promoting upcoming war pic “71 Into the Fire,” where he plays a student soldier which has accumulated over 1.1 million admissions since its release date last Wednesday.
here’s the full length MV:
Korean pop sensation MBLAQ scored a win on Mnet’s televised music program yesterday, their first time to take first place on a music show since making a debut eight months ago.
The boys beat out five-member boy band SS501 on Mnet’s “M! Countdown” with their second single “Y,” which was released online on May 16 and went on sale two days later.
MBLAQ leader Seung-ho thanked their agency and producer Rain, while members G.O. and Lee Joon thanked the rest of the group and their fans.
An official at J.Tune remarked through a press release, “We were able to see such a great achievement thanks to the efforts of the five members of MBLAQ. We thank them for their efforts and their fans for always supporting them.”
MBLAQ (Music Boys Live in Absolute Quality), composed of other members Thunder and Mir, was discovered and trained by Asian pop sensation Rain under his label J.Tune. They made their debut in 2009 with their single album “Just BLAQ.”
The boys are scheduled to perform on other televised music programs over the weekend.
Xiah Junsu of Korean idol group TVXQ has made a splashing solo debut in Japan, placing his first single at No. 2 on the prestigious Oricon music chart on the day of its release.
According to data on Oricon’s daily singles chart released Thursday, the singer’s new single album titled “Xiah (Intoxicaton)” shot to second place upon its release the previous day.
This marks the first time for the pop idol to rank on the Japanese music chart by himself — he had previously graced the chart numerous times as a member of popular boy band TVXQ.
TVXQ had enjoyed great success throughout Asia and the Japanese music industry in particular, becoming the first foreign artist to top the Oricon singles charts six times with their 27th single “Share the World/We are!” released last year.
They made music history in Japan again in early April, when they placed their single and album simultaneously within the top three slots of Oricon’s singles and albums chart, the first time for a foreign artist to do so in 15 years.
The boy band officially quit working as a group both in Japan and Korea however, due to the ongoing legal battle between three of its members — Xiah Junsu, Hero Jaejoong and Micky Yoochun — and its Korean agency SM Entertainment.
Last July, the three singers had asked a court to nullify their 13-year exclusive contract with SM, claiming that the contract period is too long.
However, under the management of Japanese agency AVEX, the trio are planning to form a separate group through which they will continue their musical activities in Japan.
They are set to hold a fan event next month at Osaka Dome and Tokyo Dome as a way of expressing their gratitude to their fans.
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Korean female idol group the Wonder Girls successfully bowed into the No. 1 spot on Gaon’s singles chart with their latest song “2 Different Tears” during the fourth week of May.
According to data released on Thursday, the girls claimed their first win on the chart, pushing out former winners Davichi off from the top slot.
The quintet made a comeback to the local music scene early last week after the global release of their new album, of the same name as their new song, which also marked their official debut in the United States.
Rounding out the top three singles was R&B duo Vibe’s latest tune “Please Come Back Again” which climbed nine slots to second place, while “Time, Please Stop” by Davichi followed behind in third place falling back two ranks from the previous week.
Meanwhile, K-pop male idols Super Junior remained on top of Gaon’s weekly album chart for the week of May 16 to 22 with their fourth full-length record “BONAMANA” for the second consecutive week.
Wonder Girls’ new single album “2 Different Tears” and CNBLUE’s latest second mini-album “Bluelove” entered the charts at No. 2 and 3 spot, respectively.
Korean female duo Davichi claimed the No. 1 spot on the Gaon singles chart with their latest single “Time, Please Stop” for the week of May 9 to 15.
According to the chart on Thursday, Davichi climbed up five slots to first place, knocking out former winner f(x) off the top.
Davichi, composed of members Lee Hae-ri and Kang Min-kyung, recently returned to the local music scene with their third mini-album “Innocence.” The girls have topped several other online music charts with their title track “Time, Please Stop.”
“Super Star K-Season 1” winner Seo In-guk jumped up three positions from the previous week to rank in second with his tune “I Love U,” while f(x)’s “NU ABO” followed behind to round out the top three singles.
Meanwhile, the fourth album “BONAMANA” by boy band Super Junior became the best-selling album on Gaon’s weekly albums chart during the third week of May.
Red Devils’ new cheer album “The Shouts of Reds” re-entered to charts at No. 2 and Vibe’s new fourth full-length album “Vibe in Praha” successfully bowed in at No. 3.
K-pop idol group Girls’ Generation’s repackaged album “Run Devil Run” will go on sale starting March 22, according to SM Entertainment on Friday.
The record will include tracks from their second record “Oh!” as well as 15 other songs including their new single “Run Devil Run,” “Echo” and the re-recorded acoustic version of “Star, Star, Star.”
The album cover shows the girls donning a never-before attempted dark and edgy look while a poster of each member, autograph, message and behind-the-scenes photographs are enclosed in the record.
The girls’ title song “Devil” reached the No. 1 spot on several online music charts including Bugs, Monkey 3, Melon and Dosirak upon its release Wednesday.
Girls’ Generation formed in 2007, have produced several hits such as “Kissing You,” “Gee” and “Tell Me Your Wish.”
They will be performing “Run Devil Run” for the first time over the weekend on televised music programs KBS’ “Music Bank,” “Music Central” and SBS’ “Inkigayo.”
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Japanese pop group Arashi will be releasing their new single “Troublemaker” in Korea today, according to agency SM Entertainment on Wednesday.
SM said in a press release that “Troublemaker” will be released in Korea in two versions; a regular CD and a limited edition composed of a CD and DVD.
The DVD will contain the music video for “Troublemaker” as well as making-the-video footage while the CD will feature an additional track titled “One More Step.”
“Troublemaker”, the group’s latest single released in Japan earlier this month, sold over 540,000 copies in its first week to top Oricon’s weekly single chart.
The pop track was also featured in popular Japanese television series, “Tokujo Kobachi!!”, which starred one of the group’s member Sakurai Sho.
Another track on the record will be “Shake It Now”, which was used as the theme song for several Japanese television programs as well as for the recent 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games.
Arashi — composed of members Masaki Aiba, Jun Matsumoto, Kazunari Ninomiya, Satoshi Ohno and Sho Sakurai — made their debut in November 1999 with the eponymous single “Arashi”, which became an instant hit and sold over half a million copies in the first week alone of its release.
The boy band has released eight studio albums, three compilation albums and 29 singles to date, of which 25 have reached No. 1 on the Oricon singles chart.
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