YMC Entertainment has revealed the first official profile photos for the boys of WANNA ONE! Not a single ounce of cuteness can be seen in these dark and chic photos. They look straightforward with piercing gazes that make the fans swoon. The boys are naturally cuties but were able to show off a more serious and mature side for this photo shoot. Many fans are anticipating their debut concept. What do you think of their teaser images? Check out the video below of the photos and make sure to keep following KpopStarz for the latest updates about your favorite Korean entertainment stars.
After winning the hearts of Australians with their “Global Fan Meeting” in three cities of Australia in April, GOT7 has now cemented its status as one of the most popular K-pop idols in Thailand. The K-pop idol recently concluded its four-city tour of the country making it the first K-pop to make the rounds in all of the key cities. GOT7 performed to sold out crowds in Nakhon Ratchasima, Chiang Mai, Bangkok, and Phuket. “GOT7 Thailand Tour-Nestival 2017” performed in a total of five shows in four cities and managed to get iGOT7, the group’s official fandom members more excited. According to Kpop Behind , GOT7 performed hits like “Fly”, “Hard Carry”, “Paradise”, “If you do”, and “Never Ever”. As a result, JYP Entertainment reps have said that the agency has been receiving inquiries and calls about endorsement deals for the GOT7 members for local Thai brands. It can be recalled that after releasing their comeback “Flight Log: Arrival,” GOT7’s popularity has been on a constant uptrend. They are planning to take over Japan with their “GOT7 Arena Special 2017 My Swagger” event at the Yoyogi National Gymnasium in Tokyo. The event will happen this weekend for from June 24-25.
Kim Woo Bin was seen being accompanied to the hospital with girlfriend Shin Min Ah for his cancer treatments. Kim Woo Bin was diagnosed with nasopharyngeal cancer in May of this year. After reports of Kim Woo Bin’s condition was released, Shin Min Ah promised that she would support him throughout his illness. May 24, Shin Min Ah made the statement through her agency; “I am helping so that Kim Woo Bin can undergo his treatment well.” It can be seen that, she is being as supportive as she promised, as she was spotted going to the hospital with Kim Woo Bin numerous times as he goes through radiation therapy and drug treatment. The actors both have shown an optimistic outlook since the cancer diagnosis. A source mentioned; “Many inside the hospital have said that they can’t help but send the couple their encouragement and support because the two are always seen smiling even in the midst of a very difficult situation.” Nasopharyngeal cancer has a high survival rate is caught in its initial stage. Fortunately, Kim Woo Bin’s cancer was caught in the early stages and the proper treatment is being implemented. Kim Woo Bin and Shin Min Ah announced
Its no secret that Ji Chang Wook is set to enlist for his mandatory service after completing the filming for his hit rom con series “Suspicious Partner.” However, his fans should not be worried because the actor has several projects planned before his enlistment. “As a man living in the Republic of Korea, he will be enlisting in the military this year,” Glorious Entertainment, JI Chang Wook’s agency said in a statement. “Before that time comes, he wants to repay the love of his fans through this meeting and give them an experience they won’t forget.” Among the projects lined up by Ji Chang Wook after “Suspicious Partner” is a voice work project. The “Healer” actor has been cast in the Korean version of the popular anime “Your Name.” Ji Chang Wook will take on the role of Taki, a teenager living in Tokyo while Kim So Hyun will do the voice of Mitsuha, a girl living in rural Japan. The anime revolves around the two characters who mysteriously switch bodies, KMusic reported. Aside from the anime project, Ji Chang Wook will also be celebrating his 10 th year in the entertainment industry with a special concert for his fans. The
Entertainment agencies recently weighed in on who they thought among K-pop players and artists are the most influential in the market. Thirty-two agency reps participated in the survey entitled “The Power People of K-pop.” Among the CEOs who joined the survey are entertainment CEOs including YG Entertainment CEO Yang Hyun Suk, JYP Entertainment CEO Jung Wook and Star Empire CEO Shin Joo Hak. YMC Entertainment CEO Cho Yoo Myung, TS Entertainment CEO Kim Tae Song also joined the survey, All Kpop reported. Among the categories surveyed in The Power People of K-pop” are the hotly contested Best Boy Group, Best Girl Group, Best Producer and Best Solo Artist. Each of the participants were asked to write down their top three choices in which they gave three, two and one point for the top 3 choices. For the Best Male Solo Artist, it came as no surprise that BIGBANG leader G-Dragon, who recently released his megahit solo comeback “Kwon Ji Yong” emerged as the top and unanimous choice. The Best Female Solo Artist was IU whose comeback album “Palette” also met huge success and easily achieved perfect all kill in the Korean charts. It came as no surprise that BTS was
Will BTS members be appearing in individual dramas? Fans of Rap Monster, Jimin, Jin, J-Hope, Jungkook, Suga and V sincerely hope so. It was recently reported by news outfit Naver that BTS’ latest album “Love Yourself” will feature an individual concept that will feature the boys in individual dramas. The source from Big Hint Entertainment was cited as saying that the label was currently on the lookout for writers who will develop stories centered on the BTS members. The source further cited that along with writers, Big Hit Entertainment is also casting for actors who will be featured in the dramas along with of Rap Monster, Jimin, Jin, J-Hope, Jungkook, Suga and V. However, a recent report by Soompi indicated that Big Hit Entertainment has denied the claims about “Love Yourself” as well as the drama concept for the project. The source said that it is still too early to announce anything concrete about the BTS project. “‘Love Yourself’ is one of our projects for this year and next year. We’re still at the beginning planning stages,” the Big Hit Entertainment insider said about the BTS project. “We put up a notice looking for story writers, but we haven’t yet
While his fellow BIGBANG members are busy with their individual comebacks, BIGBANG maknae Seungri is busy with something else. The YG artist is currently preparing to compete in a professional jiu jitsu match. According to Koreaboo , Seungri is preparing to join a jiu jitsu competition this summer. The report said that he will be attending he the New York Summer International Open IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship this July to earn a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Seungri, who has already earned his blackbelt in taekwondo has even impressed mixed martial artist and Ip Man star Donnie Yen who was surprised at the BIGBANG member’s fluency in speaking Mandarin as well as his skills as a fighter. Most recently, Seungri was in Osaka to train in jiu jitsu and his dedication to the sport has earned the approval of jiu jitsu black belter Matthew Diniz. As a result, Seungri, who has always been the most outgoing and extroverted member of the K-pop idol group has even recruited the members of his training camp to become supporters of BIGBANG. While Seungri is hard at work excelling as a fighter, his fellow BIGBANG members Daesung, G-Dragon and Taeyang are filling entire stadiums
After starring as a vampire, as a king and countless other roles, and even taking on a villain role in the Hollywood blockbuster franchise “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter,” Lee Joon Gi is set to take on a new role. This time, the actor will be starring in a crime procedural. According to Soompi , Lee Joon Gi recently appeared in a pictorial for Marie Claire Korea and shared his thoughts about his upcoming role. The actor will be one of the lead stars of the Korean version of the ABC crime procedural “Criminal Minds.” Lee Joon Gi said that he will play the role of NCI agent Hyun Joon who will be part of a team of profilers who identify the culprits in various crimes using their expertise in understanding the criminal profile. tVn recently scored the rights to the American franchise which is now on its 12 th season in the US. “Unlike my other projects, I want to show a Lee Joon Gi who is more alive and active as ‘Hyun Joon,’” the actor said in the Marie Claire interview. “I am having a good time filming it. I want to surprise the public with new characters
Former WINNER member Nam Tae Hyun has released a cover of G-Dragon’s “Untitled 2014” which he did with his new band South Club. It was arranged differently than the original and drew mixed reactions from netizens. According to Soompi , Nam Tae Hyun’s track was originally released via Soundcloud, one of the first covers of G-Dragon’s emotional ballad. It comes as no surprise that the former WINNER main vocalist would quickly pay a homage to his hyung as he was one of the first to express excitement over the release of the BIGBANG leader’s solo album even before it was out in the market. Nam Tae Hyun’s amazing vocal control was evident in his version of “Untitled 2014.” South Club also used soft acoustic sounds to set the focus on the emotions of the song and the purity of the vocals. Netizens who listened to Nam Tae Hyun’s version seemed satisfied with his efforts and said that he did his hyung proud. Some fans recalled how much the former WINNER member looked up to G-Dragon while he was still with YG Entertainment. It can be recalled that Nam Tae Hyun and YG Entertainment agreed to part ways last year citing
After breaking the record set by One Direction as the musical group with the most number of weeks on the Billboard Social 50 chart, BTS has broken yet another record on the American chart. This time, the K-pop group has surpassed Taylor Swift’s 28-week record on top of the charts. BTS has maintained its foothold on the charts since it entered the Billboard Social 50 in October 2016. With 29 weeks on the chart, they managed to edge out the “Red” singer who stayed on it for 28 weeks. This achievement makes BTS as the artists with the second most number of weeks on the Billboard Social 50. They trail Justin Bieber who has set a remarkable record for his “Purpose” album with 161 weeks on the chart. It can be recalled that before smashing Taylor Swift’s record, BTS also surpassed Rihanna and Miley Cyrus who both had a 21-week streak on Billboard Social 50. BTS also destroyed One Direction’s 8-week record on the chart long before. During the recent Billboard Music Awards, BTS won the Top Social Artist Award beating Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande and Shawn Mendes. The boys charted a milestone as the first