Thursday, April 26, 2012

[NEWS] SHINee’s Minho and f(x)’s Sulli confirmed as lead roles for SM Entertainment’s adaptation of ‘Hana Kimi’

Last year, SM Entertainment announced that they would be producing a Korean drama adaptation, ‘To the Beautiful You’, off the insanely popular Japanese comic, ‘Hana Kimi‘.

Although several names have been on and off the potential cast list, rumors started circulating last month that SHINee‘s Minho and f(x)‘s Sulli may be selected for the lead roles. It seems those rumors have finally been confirmed, for a source within the drama staff revealed that Minho and Sulli have indeed been cast as the leading roles for the drama.

Friday, April 13, 2012

[NEWS] SHINee’s ‘Sherlock’ Tops March Album Sales with 135,000 Copies Sold!

Group SHINee has set the record for most album sales in March.

According to statistics released by Gaon Chart SHINee’s fourth mini-album ‘Sherlock’ released on March 19 sold 135,370 copies in the month of March.

Title song ‘Sherlock’ topped the weekly download chart for 5 weeks and digital chart, various music charts as well.

Group CNBLUE followed behind releasing their third mini-album ‘Ear Fun’ on March 26 recorded 59,944 copies and ranked second of monthly album sales. Especially the title song ‘Hey You’ is staying strong as it topped weekly digital and download chart.

Third place went to group Big Bang. The group that grabbed first place in February with fifth mini-album ‘ALIVE’ recorded 45,421 copies this month the group recorded total sales of 257,431 copies.

Fourth place went to group B1A4’s first full-length album ‘THE B1A4 –IGNITION’ they sold 43,513 copies.

Other album includes Shinhwa’s full-length 10th album ‘The Return’ recording 32,500 copies sold ranking fifth place.

source: KpopStarz

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Minho mentioned on Amber's ME2DAY update!

On April 4th, f(x)'s Amber updated her ME2DAY mentioning SHINee's Minho.

She posted, "Llama Amber, Amber llama, llamastte~ (Llama Song composed/lyrics: SHINee Minho)" along with a selca of her with a lama plushie.

Original Me2day translation: Aff(x)tion Forums on Twitter
Source: f(x)'s Amber official Me2day

[NEWS] SM Entertainment to kick off their 2012 world tour in May!

Fans worldwide will be excited to hear that SM Entertainment artists will be kicking off their next world tour this May!

SM artists will hit the road for the ‘SM Town Live Tour‘ starting on May 20th. The artists will travel to the Honda Center located in Southern California as their first stop on May 20th. On August 4th and 5th, they will hold a show at Japan’s Tokyo Dome, and then following on August 18th with a performance at the Seoul Jamsil Stadium. Afterwards, they will move on to Beijing and other Asian cities.

‘SMTown Live‘ had various stops in Seoul, LA, Paris, New York, Tokyo, and Shanghai, winning the explosive support of music fans worldwide in 2008, 2010, and 2011, and is expected to gain a similar reaction this time around.

This year, the artists will show even more improved performances from their original, with a new revoluntionary stage organization and display.

Moreover, the Southern California performance will be hosted jointly with MBC, and a special program will be broadcast with the title ‘MBC Korean Music Wave in LA- SMTown Special.’

‘SMTown Live‘ will start its pre-sale for tickets on April 5th.

Source + Image: Nate

via allkpop

Monday, April 2, 2012

[NEWS] SHINee to release Japanese version of Sherlock!

SHINee's long-awaited new single, Sherlock, will be released on May 16th!
SHINee has recorded a special message for their Japanese fans to herald this occasion. See below:

There will be three versions -- Limited Edition, Regular Edition (First Press), and Regular Edition.

Limited Edition
28 Page Photo Booklet
3D Sleeve Case + One of 11 random trading cards
★ One of 11 random trading cards
★ 28 page photo booklet including pictures from the music video shooting
★ DVD includes the music video and a behind the scenes sketch video from the music video shooting.

2,500 yen (tax-inclusive)
2,381 yen (tax-exclusive)

1. Sherlock [Japanese ver.]
2. Keeping Love Again
1. Sherlock [Japanese ver.] Music Video
2. Sherlock [Japanese ver.] Jacket + Music Video Shooting Sketch

Regular Edition (First Press Edition)
Poster Booklet
★ One of 11 random trading cards
★ Including a 360x360 POSTER BOOKLET!

1,200 yen (tax-inclusive)
1,143 yen (tax-exclusive)

1. Sherlock [Japanese ver.]
2. Keeping Love Again

↓ ※ After the first press editions are no longer available, only regular editions will be available.

Regular Edition
Poster Booklet
★ Including a 360x360 POSTER BOOKLET!

1,200 yen (tax-inclusive)
1,143 yen (tax-exclusive)

1. Sherlock [Japanese ver.]
2. Keeping Love Again

Those who buy the CD will be eligible for two sets of prizes:

■ Prize Set A (10 winners)
SHINee THE FIRST JAPAN ARENA TOUR "SHINee WORLD 2012" Meet and Greet Pass + Concert Ticket
There will be five winners each for the 6/23 (Tokyo, Saturday) and 6/30 (Hiroshima, Saturday) concert dates.

■ Prize Set B (50 winners)
Sherlock Special Goods Set
The contents of the special goods set is unspecified.

You must send in your entry by May 20, 2012.
Application details will be included in the limited edition and regular first press edition CD packages.
Those who buy early will get a bonus item -- a round Sherlock fan. They'll be available until stock runs out.

Translated by: Annie @ SHINee Forums International (
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