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Universal Records is the NUMBER ONE independent record label in the Philippines. Bringing you quality music for the past 30 years, we are home to artists like: Jose Mari Chan, Gary Valenciano, Ogie Alcasid, Regine Velasquez, Lani Misalucha, Jed Madela, Christian Bautista, Jay R, Billy Crawford, Kris Aquino, Edu Manzano, Marian Rivera, Mark Herras, Nina, Ronnie Liang, Gail Blanco, Sam Concepcion. Our band roster includes: Parokya Ni Edgar, Kamikazee, Sponge Cola, Imago, Silent Sanctuary, Kenyo, Paraluman. We are equally committed to bring you exciting international releases covering various genres like pop, jazz, new age, classical, alternative, indie pop, rock, electronica, dance, r&b, and hip-hop. Name it, we definitely have it!

January 31, 2011

Neocolours LIVE at Eastwood Mall & McKinley Hill


Catch the iconic OPM pop-rock band Neocolours on the following dates and venues:


February 18 (Friday, 7PM) - Eastwood Mall Open Park
February 20 (Sunday, 7PM) - McKinley Hill Venice Piazza

Neocolours will perform all their greatest hits like "Tuloy Pa Rin", "Hold One", "Maybe", "Say You'll Never Go" and more!

Follow Neocolours:
Facebook Fanpage:  http://www.facebook.com/neocolours
Facebook Group:  http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=32068838950

Photo courtesy of Joel H. Garcia

"Emerge: The Best of Neocolours" is still available in all record stores nationwide, exclusively released by Universal Records.

PEP.ph | Regine Velasquez (Part II): She wants to finish her much-delayed movie with Aga Muhlach

by Rommel L. Gonzales
Sunday, January 30, 2011
01:40 AM



Ang madalas na pag-ulan ang dahilan kung bakit na-delay ang shooting ng indie film na Mrs. Recto.

Ito ang sabi ni Regine Velasquez sa Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP) nuong Huwebes, January 27, during the taping of her new show on GMA-7, ang I Heart You Pare.

"Medyo na-delay lang kami nang konti kasi nung time na ginagawa namin iyon, it kept raining. E bilang sa Recto kami nagsu-shoot, hindi namin puwedeng dayain.

"Okay lang yun kasi the character is... kumbaga medyo may pagka-timeless siya," paliwanag ni Regine sa indie movie niyang Mrs. Recto, na si Dante Garcia ang direktor. "Unlike yung sa amin ni Aga."

She was referring to her third movie with Aga Muhlach under Viva Films and directed by Joyce Bernal. The project has been plagued with delays due to conflicts in their schedules.

"Parang kailangan kasi di ba 'pag romantic comedy siyempre nagkakaroon na ng ibang style, may iba ng team-up so parang..." pagpapatuloy ni Regine.

At nagpakasal pa siya.

"Yeah, may ganun na so parang..."

Nawala na ang kilig?

"Hindi naman, I'm sure nandun pa rin yung kilig. Andun pa rin yung kilig kasi may magic naman kaming dalawa but sana lang matapos na," aniya.

Matagal na raw silang hindi nagkakausap ni Aga pero wala raw silang gap. In fact, inimbitahan niya ang aktor sa kasal nila ni Ogie Alcasid.

"I invited him pero he said that he couldn't go. Nagpasabi siya kaya okay iyon. Tsaka kami ni Aga, even if I don't speak to him for a long time, we're okay. We got over [what happened] before na nabubuwisit ako sa kanya," ang tumatawang pahayag ni Regine.

"Tapos na ako sa ganun, natapos na kami dun sa phase na yun. Friends na kami, super-friends na kami."

Would she consider doing another movie with Robin Padilla?

"Hindi ko lang alam."

How about a movie with Ogie?

"Do you think it's a good idea for us to do a movie together?" tanong ni Regine.

"Ako, ang gusto ko, sitcom. Kaming dalawa. Sitcom about newly weds na parang may pagka-reality show pero hindi. Ano pa rin, fiction pa rin pero parang kami talaga... Parang exciting, nakakatawa yun, e.

"Gusto ko ipakita yung totoong wedding talaga, mga ganun."

DREAMS. May mahihiling pa ba si Regine sa buhay niya bukod sa anak?

Read further here:
http://www.pep.ph/news/28077/Regine-Velasquez-(Part-II):-She-wants-to-finish-her-much-delayed-movie-with-Aga-Muhlach

PEP.ph | Regine Velasquez (Part I): In her new TV series, she portrays a woman pretending to be a gay man

by Rommel L. Gonzales
Sunday, January 30, 2011
01:38 AM



Nakausap ng PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portl) ang Asia's Songbird na si Miss Regine Velasquez sa taping ng bago niyang show para sa GMA 7, ang I Heart You Pare, sa Boiler Room Bar sa Marikina nitong Huwebes, January 27.

Ang una naming itinanong kay Regine ay kung mahirap ba na for the first time ay gaganap siya bilang isang babaeng nagkukunwaring bakla.

"I thought it's going to be easy, since feeling ko naman bakla ako but apparently, still I'm not," ang natatawa nitong sinabi.

Sino ang peg niya for the role?

"Tinuturuan kasi ako ni Direk, e, so parang siya," sabi ni Regine na ang tinutukoy ay ang director nilang si Direk Andoy Ranay.

Ano ang challenge sa role niya?

"It's very challenging for me coz first of all, I have to create the main character, Tonia, the girl, before I can do Tonette, [who pretends to be gay].

SWITCHING ROLES. "Kasi once in a while, siyempre nawawala siya sa sarili niya, bumabalik yung Tonia. So more or less, nung alam ko na yung Tonya, it was a little bit easier for me to switch.

"But at the beginning it's hard, hindi pa ako masyadong clear dun sa character nung Tonia but siyempre nung nag-meeting-meeting, nagte-taping, pinagdidiskusyunan yung character, so ayun, I got used to it. It's easier now to just switch to the girl character."

Sa Diva dati, pinapangit siya, dito ginawa siyang bakla. Hindi ba siya nag-request sa GMA na bigyan siya ng serious at matinong role?

"Hindi! Yung next ko halimaw na ako! Papunta na dun, e. Gusto nila yung hindi ako matino masyado," pagbibiro ng Songbird.

"Pag mas... character-driven yung role, it's better for me because minsan mas mahirap gumanap nung malapit sa character mo, e. Kasi parang nadadala mo sa bahay.

"Like with Diva, pag wala na yung make-up, I'm back to myself," aniya.

"So it's the same thing here, although once in a while bakla pa rin ako, pero naaano ko naman siya."

WORKING WITH DINGDONG. Matagal na yung huling project nila ni Dingdong Dantes sa pelikulang Pangarap Ko Ang Ibigin Ka. Dito sa I Heart You Pare, may naging adjustment ba sila?

"Wala! And you know you'll be surprised, I dunno if you've seen the trailer pero ang ganda ng chemistry namin, nakakakilig siya actually. So hopefully, people will see the chemistry and will enjoy the show. It's very funny!"

Describe Dingdong bilang leading man niya ngayon...

"He's ano, sobrang serious siya sa role niya. I mean talagang kinakarir niya."

Nahihiya raw si Dingdong na batukan si Regine sa mga eksena nila?

"Oo! Sabi ko dapat batuk-batukan mo ako kasi siyempre dapat mina-man-handle niya ako dahil ang thinking niya lalaki naman ako pero nahihiya siya," ang natatawang sabi ni Regine...

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Allkpop | Big Bang kicks off official promotions through “Big Bang Big Show 3D” premiere!


Big Bang is back, and better yet- in 3D!

On January 28th, the boys stayed true to their eclectic style by donning paper masks of their own faces while welcoming fans and reporters to the film premiere of their “Big Bang Big Show 3D” at the CGV Center in Seoul.

The boys joked around with the crowd by asserting, “We’re not wearing masks!”, and were met with a great roar when they asked, “Were you waiting for our 3D concert?”

The “Big Bang Big Show 3D” film is a digitally re-mastered presentation of their “2010 Big Bang Live Concert Big Show” from January 2010. Today’s launch is considered as the official start of their promotional activities for the group’s February 25th comeback. Using footage not included in their DVD chronicles of their 3-day concert (in addition to the regular concert clips), the movie was shot and compiled from multiple angles, and utilizes state-of-the-art visual and sound 3D technology.

The movie will play in theatres on February 2nd, and the boys promised their fans that they “will meet and see a side of Big Bang that they have never seen through TV or their albums”.

By taking fans back and reliving every detail of last year’s concert, the boys hope to achieve two goals with this film: build up their fans’ anticipation for the upcoming album release, and hype the kick-off of their “2011 Big Bang Concert (Big Show)” for February 25th.

As expected, Big Bang was ‘all work and no play’ at their premiere, from T.O.P showing the audience how to really “put your hands in the air” to Tae Yang revealing that “My sunglasses are my secret weapon”, the boys conducted themselves with ease, fun, and an undeniable flair.

Though the official release date is still a month away, today’s events could be taken as a great indicator of their comeback’s size and quality. Rest assured Big Bang fans- the boys are going to take you on one “big” ride.

Watch this clip:


Source + Photos : Newsen, Osen via ChoongHang Ilbo
Posted by ms.poppop @ Allkpop

Get High High with GD&TOP



GD&TOP teaser poster

Win Korean version CD of GD&TOP!




BigBang Philippines and Universal Records Philippines are giving away one (1) GD&TOP album Korean version! Simply join The Bunny High Photo Contest!  Here's how:

STEP 01:
Follow us on Twitter and Tumblr!
http://twitter.com/bigbangph
http://bigbangph.tumblr.com/

STEP 02:
Take a photo of yourself wearing Bunny Ears/Headband. You can get this from department stores, toy stores, etc.
(Include your name and city!)

STEP 03:
Post your Bunny Ears photo to the BigBang Philippines (BBPH/VIPPH) Facebook Page! Have your friends like the BBPH page & your photo entry!
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Photo entry with the Most Likes wins!~^^

***Only 1 entry per person. 
- Contest starts now!
- Contest ends February 28.

For more details, join this Facebook Fanpage:  http://www.facebook.com/bigbangph

Allkpop | Why aren’t YG artists performing on Music Bank?



It seems fans have been unable to see YG Entertainment artists performing on KBS’s Music Bank for some time now due to the label declaring a non-attendance to the public broadcast network’s 2010 KBS Music Festival.

A representative of the music industry spoke with Star News on January 27th and revealed, “Despite GD&TOP and Seungri being well into their promotion cycles, YG Entertainment artists have not once made an appearance on KBS’s Music Bank since restarting their activities.”

He continued, “GD&TOP and Seungri make weekly appearances on MBC’s Music Core and SBS’s Inkigayo, and for a longer period, it seems that YG representatives won’t be sending their artists to appear on Music Bank, which goes the same for Big Bang’s comeback next month.”

Some are speculating that YG’s inability to appear on Music Bank is due to the artists refusing to attend the year-end “2010 KBS Music Festival” last year. At the time, representatives of YG expressed, “We are not able to understand why the ‘Gayo Festival’ is giving a ‘best popularity award’ when they declared that they wouldn’t.” YG artists instead attended MBC and SBS’s year-end ceremonies, both of which did not contain award components.

KBS had clarified that the festival overall focused on music and not the awards, and retorted that they too failed to understand YG’s decision.

Since then, YG artists have not been making appearances on Music Bank. Despite the controversy, representatives of the label explained, “We do not have a bad relationship with Music Bank.”

After missing out on Music Bank last week despite apppearing on all other music shows, Seungri will continue to be absent on the January 28th episode.

Source: Star News via Nate
Posted by VITALSIGN @ Allkpop

January 30, 2011

Koreaboo | YG Entertainment to release 'YG Family Concert 2010 Photobook'


Fans of YG Entertainment can look forward to February. The company has revealed that it will release a photobook dedicated to the making of the 2010 YG Family Concert, which took place December 4th and 5th, and featured YG artists Psy, Big Bang, 2NE1, Se7en, and Gummy.

Titled "YG Family Concert 2010 Photobook", the book will contain 300 pictures detailing such activities like the practices before the event, backstage antics from the performers, and of course, some concert photography thrown in for good measure. The photobook will be released February 14th.

Will you be ordering a copy?

Source: bbvipz and iBigBang
Posted by nero @ Koreaboo

Allkpop | 2NE1's Sandara Park talks about her fondness for Big Bang's G-Dragon


2NE1’s Sandara Park revealed an incident with G-Dragon.

On an episode of KBS2TV’s “Entertainment Relay” airing January 28th, Sandara Park revealed “Looking at G-Dragon, I once thought I could date a man like this.”

She continued, “Not too long ago, I went skiing with G-Dragon. Usually he is very shy so he doesn’t even talk much, but he carried my snowboard for me without saying anything.”

G-Dragon responded, “When Sandara was walking down with her snowboard, she looked like she was carrying two people. It looked like she was having trouble so I helped her. I’m rather thankful that she viewed me in a good way.”

Aw, YG-Family love. Fans sure do love seeing artists from the same company maintaining good relationships with each other. Or does Dara-Gon exist after all?

Watch this clip:


Posted by ramham424 @ Allkpop
Source: Newsen via Nate, thanks to Gelic + Napoleona for the tip!

2NE1 gets 2 nominations at 2011 Korean Music Awards


On January 25th, the “2011 Korean Music Awards” revealed the nominations for their awards ceremony. Korean Music Awards was created with the intent to treat pop musicians as artists, not as entertainers; consequently, this award focused more on their achievements instead of their sales. There are a total of 25 different categories, and nominations were made by a selection committee.

Popular K-pop girl group 2NE1 bagged two nominations. In the Best Dance and Electronic (Music), 2NE1’s “To Anyone” will be competing with Demicat’s “Tomorrow Sucks,” Byul’s “Pacific,” Kafka’s “The Most Beautiful Thing,” Casker’s “Tender” and House Rulez’s “Magic Television.”

2NE1’s “Can’t Nobody” is also nominated in the Best Dance and Electronic (Song) along with Miss A’s “Bad Girl Good Girl,” f(x)’s “Nu Abo,” Sultan of the Disco’s “Sunday Night Fever” and Kafka’s “Silence.”

Fellow YG artist, Big Bang's Taeyang was nominated in the Best R&B and Soul Album category. His “Solar” album will be competing with the albums of Deez, Boni, Brown Eyed Soul, and Jinbo. song “I Need A Girl” is also nominated in the Best R&B and Soul Song along with Deez’s “Sugar,” Boni’s “To Keep You,” Brown Eyed Soul’s “Never Forget” and Jinbo’s “U R.”

Last year, Girls Generation won the Song of the Year and Musician of the Year (Netizens’ Choice). Brown Eyed Girls bagged the Best Electronic Song and Album awards for “Abracadabra” and “Sound G.”

This year’s awarding ceremony will be held on Feb. 23.

At the “2010 Mnet Asian Music Awards” held this past November, 2NE1 won the ‘Album of the Year Award’ for 'To Anyone', ‘Female Group Award’, ‘Best Digital Single Award’ and the ‘Musical Award’, for a total of 4 distinctive honors. While at 2010 MMA (Melon Music Awards), 2NE1 won the ‘Album Award’ for 'To Anyone' and the ‘Melon Music Award Top 10.

Source: Allkpop+Manila Bulletin

2NE1 thanks Blackjacks, greets MYX viewers!

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Good news spreads like wildfire! 2NE1's "To Anyone" album became the #1 album in both Astroplus/Astrovision and Odyssey record stores and major online sites/blogs started posting this piece of great news. Read on...

Odysseylive | 2NE1 showed their gratitude to Filipino Blackjacks for making them #1:
http://odysseylive.net/kpop/blog/4580/

Yahoo! Entertainment (PH) | Sandara Park, 2NE1 thank Filipino fans for support:
http://ph.promotion.yahoo.com/entertainment/article/post/entertainmentfeat_ph/226/sandara-park-2ne1-thank-filipino-fans-for-support.html

Allkpop | 2NE1’s album hits #1 in the Philippines:
http://www.allkpop.com/2011/01/2ne1s-album-hits-1-in-the-philippines

Hellokpop | 2NE1 dominates the Astro chart:
http://www.hellokpop.com/2011/01/23/2ne1-dominates-the-astro-chart/

Daily Kpop News | 2NE1 Philippine version CD zooms to Number 1:
http://www.dkpopnews.net/2011/01/news-2ne1-philippine-version-cd-zooms.html

Kpoplive | 2NE1's "To Anyone" is a top selling album in the Philippines:
http://www.kpoplive.com/2011/01/19/2ne1s-to-anyone-is-a-top-selling-album-in-the-philippines/

Kpoplive | 2NE1 showed their gratitude to Filipino Blackjacks:
http://www.kpoplive.com/2011/01/24/2ne1-showed-their-gratitude-to-filipino-blackjacks/

MYX PH | 2NE1 showed their gratitude to Filipino Blackjacks for making them #1:
http://www.myxph.com/tabid/333/a/1743/2NE1-showed-their-gratitude-to-Filipino-Blackjacks-for-making-them-1.aspx

MYX PH | 2NE1's album launch event:
http://www.myxph.com/tabid/333/a/1742/2NE1-s-album-launch-event.aspx

Push PH | Sandara Park and the rest of 2NE1 thank their Philippine fans:
http://www.push.com.ph/news-feature/2339/Sandara-Park-and-the-rest-of-2NE1-thank-their-Philippine-fans.aspx

2NE1 Albums Now Available Nationwide!




It's hard to believe that 2NE1 has only been around for a year. YG Entertainment's fierce girl group already seemed like pros when they made their debut in 2009, and shot straight to the top of K-Pop charts with hits like "Lollipop", "Fire" and "I Don't Care". The girls are not only big in Korea, they've attracted a huge following overseas, particularly in Southeast Asia. Soon they will promoting their brand of music in the U.S., Canada, Australia and Japan! The Philippine Version of 2NE1's "The First Mini Album Repackage” comes with all seven (7) songs that are in the 2009 Korean Version, plus four (4) additional tracks and a DVD with five (5) music videos.

Their “To Anyone" album topped various music charts (Hanteo, Melon, Soribada) & music shows (MNet's M! Countdown, Music Bank’s K-Chart, Inkigayo's Mutizen Award), entering the Top 10 on iTunes in the U.S. and even peaked at #7 on the Billboard Top 10 World Albums Chart! The pre-orders for the album reached 120,000 copies and sold more than 100,000 copies in 5 days, according to YG Entertainment. The music videos of “Can’t Nobody,” “Go Away,” and “Clap Your Hands” have been viewed 8.69 million times on YouTube in just one week, making the 2NE1 YouTube channel the #1 most viewed for the week. The album contains 12 tracks including “Can’t Nobody” “Go Away” “Clap Your Hands" and "It Hurts"

At the “2010 Mnet Asian Music Awards” held this past November, 2NE1 won the ‘Album of the Year Award’ for 'To Anyone', ‘Female Group Award’, ‘Best Digital Single Award’ and the ‘Musical Award’, for a total of 4 distinctive honors. While at 2010 MMA (Melon Music Awards), 2NE1 won the ‘Album Award’ for 'To Anyone' and the ‘Melon Music Award Top 10.

In the Philippines,when Universal Records serviced "Go Away" MV to MYX, the #1 Music Channel in the Philippines, the MV immediately debuted in their countdown after 3 days! This really shows how popular 2NE1 are in the Philippines and how Blackjacks are dedicated in making 2NE1 the biggest K-Pop girl group in the Philippines. "To Anyone" is 2NE1's FIRST NUMBER ONE album in the Philippines and also Universal Records' 15th Number One K-Pop album!

2NE1 are now preparing for their 2011 Japanese Invasion under Avex label (Tohoshinki, BoA, Super Junior, f(x)) in February!

"The First Mini Album Repackage" (CD+DVD) includes 24-page Full Color Booklet! Tracklisting as follows:

CD:
1. Fire
2. I Don’t Care
3. In The Club
4. Let’s Go Party
5. Pretty Boy
6. Stay Together
7. Kiss
8. You & I
9. Please Don’t Go
10. Follow Me
11. Lollipop with Big Bang

DVD:
1. Fire (Space Version)
2. Fire (Street Version)
3. I Don’t Care
4. You & I
5. Follow Me

"To Anyone" includes 48-page Full Color Booklet! Tracklisting as follows:

1. Can’t Nobody
2. Go Away
3. Clap Your Hands
4. I’m Busy
5. It Hurts
6. Ah-Yah-Yah
7. You And I (Bom's Solo)
8. Please Don’t Go (Minzy & CL's duet)
9. Kiss feat. CL (Dara's Solo)
10. Follow Me
11. I Don’t Care (Reggae Mix)
12. Can’t Nobody (English Version)

Prices:
- The First Mini Album Repackage (CD+DVD):  P500
- To Anyone:  P500

Get FREE Limited Edition 2NE1 "The First Mini Album Repackage" and "To Anyone" official Big Poster (size 24" x 36") in the following record stores when you buy 2NE1 "The First Mini Album Repackage" and "To Anyone" albums:

Metro Manila:
Astroplus SM Mall Of Asia 5560080
Astrovision Robinsons Place Ermita 5363228
Astroplus SM North Edsa 9201531
Astroplus The Block North Edsa 4420372
Astroplus SM Makati 3182382
Astroplus SM Megamall 6331793
Astroplus SM San Lazaro 7862428
Astrovision Virra Mall 7210811
Astrovision Trinoma 9155163
Astrovision Filinvest 8503978
Astrovision Metro East 6813390
Astrovision Shangrila Plaza 6359967
Astrovision Robinsons Gallleria 6363173
Odyssey Gateway 4210596
Odyssey SM Megamall 6873620
Odyssey SM Mall Of Asia 5560138
Odyssey SM Manila 5249098
Odyssey Robinsons Place Ermita 5367941
Odyssey SM Fairview 9383152
Odyssey Filinvest 8503763
Odyssey Alabang 7725984
Odyssey SM Southmall 8062602
Odyssey SM Sta Mesa 7161551
Odyssey Robinsons Galleria 6314889
Odyssey Sta Lucia East Mall 6824271
Odyssey SM Bicutan 8229040
Odyssey SM Taytay 6612031
Odyssey SM Marikina 4771874
Odyssey SM Bacoor (046) 4177392
O Music Video Rockwell 8981090
O Music Video Greenbelt 8922039
The Landmark Trinoma 9229990
The Landmark Makati 8109990

Provinces:
Astroplus Sta. Rosa Laguna (049) 5349875
Astrovision Ayala Cebu (032) 2344535
Astroplus SM Marilao (044) 9332038
Astroplus SM Clark (045) 4990005
Astroplus SM Baguio (074) 6197768
Astroplus SM Lucena (042) 7100010
Odyssey SM Bacoor (046) 4177392
Odyssey Dasmarinas (046) 4323121
Odyssey SM Manduriao Iloilo (033) 3209755
Odyssey Limketkai Cagayan de Oro (088) 8562092
Odyssey SM Cebu (032) 2320769
Odyssey Gaisano Mall Davao (082) 2217750
Odyssey SM Pampanga (045) 9612468
Odyssey Olongapo (047) 2232248
Odyssey NE Pacific Nueva Ecija (044) 9409038
Odyssey Magic Mall Urdaneta Pangasinan (075) 6562919
Odyssey SM Batangas (043) 7832243
Odyssey SM Bacolod (034) 468 0036

Please call your favorite stores and reserve your 2NE1 "The First Mini Album Repackage" and "To Anyone" CDs and Posters now! Hurry, available on a first-come, first-served basis only! While supplies last.


Here are some 2NE1 related Facebook Fanpages you should join and check out regularly for updates about 2NE1 and our upcoming album launch event:

2NE1 Philippines Facebook Fanpage:  http://www.facebook.com/2ne1phfanpage
2NE1PH Facebook Fanpage:  http://www.facebook.com/2ne1ph
2NE1 Official Facebook Fanpage:  http://www.facebook.com/2NE1

2NE1 thanks their Filipino fans for making them #1!


Watch 2NE1 music videos of tracks from "To Anyone"

Watch 2NE1 music videos of tracks from "The 1st Mini Album Repackage
"You And I" (Bom's solo):  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64VZUNTmGQM
"Lolliopwith Big Bang:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIRW_elc-rY

Please feel free to share. Thanks!

Free 2NE1 Ringback Tones! Available for Smart and Globe subscribers



Get your free 2NE1 "Can't Nobody" and "Go Away" ringback tones for five days!

"Go Away" Ringback Tone:
For Smart subscribers, just text FGW to 2728
For Globe subscribers, just text UB221 to 2332

"Can't Nobody" Ringback Tone:
For Smart subscribers, just text FCA to 2728
For Globe subscribers, just text UB420 to 2332

Text now!

Watch out for other free 2NE1 and other K-Pop ringback tones in the coming days!

Win Korean version CD of CNBLUE's "Bluelove"



Join "My Love For CNBLUE" contest & win Korean version CD of CNBLUE "Bluelove"

Hi Boices! Do you want to have your very own Bluelove album without the hassle of paying shipping fees and stuff? Then join us and have it for FREE!

Here's how:

STEP 1:
“Like” Boice Philippines’ Page on Facebook and Universal Records PH Fanpage:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/CN-BLUE-PHILIPPINES/207429376312 | http://www.facebook.com/universalrecordsphfanpage

STEP 2:
Take a photo of yourself holding any of your CNBLUE items, fansigns or fan arts. Make your entry as creative as you can. Remember, you’re showing your love to CNBLUE!

STEP 3:
Upload and post your photo here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/cn-blue-philippines/207429376312. (fan photos page)

ONE entry per person only is allowed. You cannot use other person’s photo as yours.

Criteria for judging:
50% - Creativity
50% - Likes

Sample photo: 
http://www.facebook.com/xsoulwindx/posts/186098838078798#!/photo.php?fbid=134434713287699&set=o.170518406310461 (Credits: Jodie Bibat@Fanboice fanpage)

Contest starts now! So start showing the boys some “Love Love Love” as you “clap clap clap” to winning your Bluelove album courtesy of Universal Records Philippines and Boice Philippines!

Deadline: --TBA--

Koreaboo | CNBLUE comeback slated for February!



Although we last saw CNBLUE perform together on the end of the year shows. Since then, leader Yonghwa has continued his run on "We Got Married" with SNSD member Seohyun. He also released the "Banmal Song" as a digital single. However, it has been a long time since the group released a new song.

It seems like the wait will not be much longer, as FNC Entertainment has already started to tease fans for CNBLUE's comeback. The company updated CNBLUE's official site with a countdown ticker, this morning. The site reveals the CNBLUE's first formal album will be released in February 25th (DAY-25)

Source: CNBLUE's Official Site
Posted by Eggyone @ Koreaboo

Allkpop | Jung Yonghwa performs ‘Banmal Song’ live in Thailand!


CNBLUE’s Jung Yong Hwa performed his special ‘Banmal Song’ LIVE in Thailand today!

The pop-rock group was promoting in Thailand for two days, during which they held a showcase and autograph session. Thai fans got a special treat when they were able to exchange high-fives with their idols.

The ‘Banmal Song’ was first introduced by Jung Yong Hwa and his ‘wife’, SNSD’s Seo Hyun, for MBC’s ‘We Got Married’. Since then, the CNBLUE star released a modified acoustic version officially titled as, ‘A song for the first time lovers’.

Check out his performance here:


Thanks apiapi for the tip!
Posted by 1takekk @ Allkpop
Video Source: sariyacsr

Allkpop | TRAX’s Jung Mo joins Twitter


A recent addition was made to the already flourishing list of Korean celebrities enjoying the Twitter life – none other than guitarist Jung Mo of TRAX!

Jung Mo lost his Twitter virginity on January 28th, as he tweeted, “Finally I’ve started hah I don’t know what anything is hah;;”. The guitarist then went on to write his first tweet to Heechul of Super Junior, saying, “Hyung~ I started Twitter haha I’m on my way to Singapore right now too~ See you later~”.

Although his number of followers was limited at the start, his fellow company colleague, and extremely popular Twitter figure, Heechul helped boost it up a notch with two promotional tweets that read, “Guitar JUNG MO of TRAX” and “A kid who always said he would never use a smart phone bought himself a smart phone and is even tweeting now haha. Since it’s TRAX Jung Mo’s Twitter, follow him or something if you’re close with him gogo.”

If you’re a fan of Jung Mo and/or TRAX, follow him now on:  http://twitter.com/guitarjm

Source: Jung Mo’s Twitter
Posted by VITALWARNING @ Allkpop

Allkpop | After School will begin activities in Japan by the end of March


Girl group After School will be advancing to Japan in March.

On January 27th, Pledis revealed to Money Today that, “After School has signed a contract with Japan’s best record label and will start activities in Japan at the end of March. We are planning on creating a new Japanese song or using After School’s current albums. After School will focus on promoting both in Korea and Japan.”

The Korean music industry representatives believe that because of the disagreement between KARA and DSP Media, Korean artists are having a hard time advancing overseas.

In reply to this, Pledis answered, “It is true that because of the Dong Bang Shin Ki and KARA issue, there has been a lot of unpleasant rumors about the Korean Wave. After School will do their best so that overseas fans will get the correct image of the Korean Wave.”

Currently, After School members are studying hard to learn Japanese. Along with their advancement to Japan, After School is planning on restarting their activities in Korea at the same time, thus creating a tight schedule for members to participate in both Japanese and Korean activities.

On the other hand, last January, After School won the “K-pop New Artist of the Year” award at the Billboard Japan Music Awards. Because of their slim S-line body and powerful performances, After School is receiving a lot of interest from their Japanese fans.

Source + Picture: Money Today via Star News
Posted by ektha16 @ Allkpop

After School "Love Love Love" @ MBC 1000 Sharing Delicious Days concert (1/28/11)


Orange Caramel’s “Still...” based on Raina’s personal story


Orange Caramel’s follow up song, “Still”, based on Raina’s story? Orange Caramel’s performances of their new ballad song, “Still”, has been gained public attention. On 21th January, through Music Bank… Orange Caramel showcased a different type of image from “Magic Girl” and “A~ing♥” which shows their cute image.

The song “Still” is on Orange Caramel’s 2nd Mini Album that was originally Raina’s Solo Song. Raina wrote the lyrics by herself based her own story.

Because this song was selected as their follow-up, the song was re-arranged for the Orange Caramel members to sing together.

Netizens that saw the broadcast said, “I like the song, and I can fall in love with this performance.” , “Their song and outfits match.” and others comments as well.

Source: Money today via Nate
Trans: playgirlzworld.com
Original article:  http://news.nate.com/view/20110122n03816?mid=e0102

Here's "Still..." lyrics (English translation):

Standing in the dark, crying over the last breath
You don’t want to believe it, you can’t.

The great times we spent together, passed by like seasons.
I can’t forget you, though I have let you go.

(Chorus)
All of you will leave me
We loved each other, we were one
Didn’t I tell you, that it was only you. But now I can’t even see anything.

Out of habit, you looked at me and start to feel sorry.
And again, I can not simply let you go.

(Chorus)
All of you will leave me
We loved each other, we were one
Didn’t I tell you, that it was only you. But now I can’t even see anything.

(Bridge)
The days passed and I begin to wonder if everything is okay,
It worries me more and more.

(Chorus)
All of you will leave me
We loved each other, we were one
Didn’t I tell you, you were the one. But why did you leave me?
(divadetention)

Watch Orange Caramel’s “Still...” performances last week:

Music Bank:


Music Core:


Inkigayo:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlErV3bB8eA

January 28, 2011

2NE1 "To Anyone" is #1 in both Astroplus/Astrovision and Odyssey!




Last week, one of the country's biggest record retail chains - Astroplus/Astrovision announced that 2NE1's "To Anyone" album was their #1 album after two days of release in the market! This week, another big record retail chain, Odyssey, released their latest bestselling album chart (dated January 25, 2011) and guess who's at the #1 spot of their International album chart? You're right, it's 2NE1's "To Anyone" album, and not only that, "The First Mini-Album Repackage" is at #2! "To Anyone", by the way, is still the #1 International album in all Astroplus/Astrovision stores for the second week (chart dated January 17 to 23, 2011)!

This is the first time that a 2NE1 album became #1 in two major record retail chains! "To Anyone" is also 2NE1's first #1 album in the Philippines and overall the 15th #1 K-Pop album of Universal Records!

More than a thousand Blackjacks rushed to Astroplus The Block, Astroplus Mall of Asia, Odyssey SM Megamall and Odyssey SM Bacoor on January 15th (Saturday) in order to attend 2NE1 Album Launch Event organized by Universal Records and 2NE1 Philippines, in cooperation with MYX, Astroplus and Odyssey. It was their chance to get advance copies of 2NE1 "To Anyone" and "The First Mini-Album Repackage" CDs plus the exclusive freebies.

When 2NE1 learned about their success in the Philippines, they immediately posted their thank you's to Pinoy Blackjacks. Watch their clip here : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUZf2VAumNs

2NE1 "To Anyone" and "The First Mini-Album Repackage" CDs are now released nationwide. Free 2NE1 posters will be given in selected record stores!

Congratulations Blackjacks for this amazing achievement!

Join "Proud To Be Blackjacks" contest & win 5 K-Pop albums of your choice!



We are launching a new contest wherein you can win five(5) K-Pop albums of your choice. These five albums should all be under by Universal Records of course!

Here's how:

Step 1:
Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/universalrecph

Step 2:
Post your photo holding the Philippine version CD of 2NE1 "To Anyone" and/or "The First Mini-Album Repackage" to Universal Records Facebook Fanpage:  http://www.facebook.com/universalrecordsphfanpage

That's it! Wait for us to post the entries that Universal Records like and you win!

Contest starts now! Remember, you should be in the photo entry holding the Philippine version 2NE1 album(s)! And you should follow us on Twitter as well.

This is our way of thanking all of you for making Universal Records the Leader In K-Pop with 15 #1 K-Pop albums in the Philippines and you're right - 2NE1 "To Anyone" is our 15th #1 K-Pop album!

Note: There is no deadline yet so get those 2NE1 CDs now!

Koreaboo | 2NE1's CL to experiment with solo releases?


2 weeks ago, 2NE1's leader CL was spotted in France and everyone speculated as to what was her purpose there. Rumors have popped up that a YG contact said she was there to discuss a future solo career.

These rumors state that CL will launch a solo career in conjunction with 2NE1. In 2009, the power singer Bom released her solo song "You and I", and now CL may try her hand at it. 2NE1 seems to be following in the same footsteps as their label-mates Big Bang by experiencing music in solo projects.

The quartet is currently gearing up to make their American debut with the help of Black Eyed Peas' Will.i.am. Before that, the girls will make their debut in Japan next month as well as release another Korean album later this year, showing that 2NE1 is set to have a busy 2011.

What do you think about these rumors?

Source: KPopFrance
Posted by daredb @ Koreaboo

Allkpop | 2NE1's Park Bom joins Twitter


Clap your hands Blackjacks, as it seems another 2NE1 member has joined the vast world of Twitter. A few weeks ago, 2NE1’s youngest member Minzy (@mingkki21) joined Twitter and it seems she has recruited fellow member Park Bom to join in on the tweeting ventures.

Minzy tweeted:
“@harooluvstar 이제 봄언니도 트위터한다~^^ㅋㅋ반가워요~ㅎㅎ / @harooluvstar Now, Bom unni is on twitter too~^^ ㅋㅋI’m glad~ huhu”

Park Bom had two random tweets from June 17, 2010 but it seems the account was dormant until now. Just an hour ago she tweeted:

“@Hwangssabu 사부님~~ 저 봄이에요~~~^^ 트위터 시작했어요ㅋㅋㅋ 민지가 가르쳐 주는중입니다~~^^ / @Hwangssabu ssabu neem~~ It’s Bom^^ I just started twitterㅋㅋㅋ Minzy’s teaching me~~^^”

You can follow Park Bom at http://twitter.com/harooluvstar

Posted by GhostWriter @ Allkpop

Get High High with GD&TOP



GD&TOP teaser poster

Allkpop | G-Dragon reveals details on Big Bang’s comeback album




Big Bang’s leader, G-Dragon, dropped additional details about the group’s first album in nearly two years and three months, and asked fans to anticipate great changes as well as variety in their work.

In a recent interview with Star News, he revealed that all of their songs were done recording and that the album was in its finalization stages. The singer continued:

“The members of Big Bang have been working on the album very consistently. The overall style of the album is geared towards being public friendly with comfortable music that literally anyone can follow along to.”

I think Big Bang will be able to achieve great things this year due to some of the big changes that have been going on. It’s not only the Big Bang members themselves who have changed – the internal composing staff we’ve been working with has also been completely switched up. Consequently, there will be a lot more collaborations with foreign composers.

But one of the foreign composers isn’t Will.I.Am, who’s currently working with 2NE1 for their U.S. advancement. They’re musicians beyond what anyone’s guess right now. You’ll all be surprised once you listen later, so please look forward to a lot more variety to Big Bang’s image.“

As revealed earlier, the group’s comeback album will not feature any solo or duet tracks, and consists of songs with all five members. The album is scheduled for release on February 24th.

Source + Photos: Star News via Nate
Posted by VITALSIGN @ Allkpop

Super Junior "Super Show 3" Manila



Catch superstar Korean boy group Super Junior in their "Super Show 3" Manila Tour.

What:  Super Junior "Super Show 3"
When:  February 26 (Saturday), 7PM – 10PM
Where:  Araneta Coliseum

Call Ticketnet 911-5555 for ticket inquiries.
For international ELFs check out www.hkticketing.com

Super Junior Super Show 3 Manila promotional video:

MYX Phils | Super Junior's Super Show 3: The 3rd Asia Tour (MYX promo)




Super Junior's Super Show 3: The 3rd Asia Tour
Araneta Coliseum, February 26, 2011

Visit MYXph.com for details on how to win concert tickets and a copy of their latest album "Bonamana".

You know you're Boice-d up when...



1. You can't miss a day without daydreaming about CNBLUE

2. You have CNBLUE wallpapers, either on your room, cell phone or computer

3. You own CNBLUE CDs: both Korean and Japanese releases and other CNBLUE items and would soon want to own the CNBLUE Philippine version CDs

4. You play their music every morning after waking ...up and every night before sleeping

5. You sing 'OETORIYA/I'm a loner' when you're alone.

6. You’ve memorized the lyrics of their songs, thus you sing along all the time (consciously and unconsciously)

7. You just scream every time you see them either on videos or pictures

8. You download/save loads of their gifs, fancams and screen caps, and you have a separate folder for it on your PC/laptop

9. You tried playing the guitar and learning the chords to their songs

10. You think of CNBLUE everytime you see/hear a band playing.

11. You log in online to know and have first-hand CNBLUE updates and news

12. You start using CNBLUE code names as adjectives. (i,e., You look so Minhyuk [Lovely] today. I'm Yonghwa [Emotional] mode right now.)

13. You keep saying 'Love Love Love' instead of just 'Love'; and it reminds you of CNBLUE everytime you hear the word 'Love'

14. You imagine being called Noona or any term of Endearment by these young lads and just smile by yourself

15. Your Facebook primary photo is CNBLUE (group or individual) plus your wall and photo albums contain CNBLUE; you even tag yourself on CNBLUE photos

16. You go to bed very late to spazz about your CNBLUE bias making you hyperventilate with their good looks an charming music!

17. You subscribe to CNBLUE's fanfic in every fanfic forum or better yet, you write your own CNBLUE story (Pairings YEAH! lol)

18. You know how to do Yonghwa's hand gestures, especially in I'm a Loner and Love

19. You raised an eyebrow when Yonghwa got married but eventually accepted it

20. You can't forget Yonghwa's wink and keep on repeating that same performance

21. You are impressed by Yonghwa's talents like acting, DJ-ing, hosting and of course, powerful singing.

22. You literally melt with Jonghyun's BURNING stare, which he had been learning from Yonghwa

23. You are amazed with Jonghyun's excellent guitar playing and soothing voice, you think he's almost perfect

24. You always wonder how a young man can be so beautiful, having those dimples, that white skin and those shining bright eyes as same as Jonghyun's

25. You don't care about his hobby of being TOUCHY towards Yonghwa, Minhyuk and especially Jungshin

26. Your heart beats so fast when Minhyuk starts to play drums and make you crazy especially whenever he does his trick (and that is spinning his drumsticks)

27. You see Minhyuk's eye smile which makes you unconsciously squeal "CUTE!!!"

28. You love to eat bread and drink milk after watching Minhyuk in Acoustic: Bakery Attack

29. You want to know Minhyuk's secret of having fair and clear skin

30. You daydream how tall Jungshin is, considering he's the group's maknae.

31. You think of Jungshin and Jonghyun everytime you see the cartoon characters "Tom and Jerry"

32. You hear those low tunes from Jungshin's bass, which ironically, makes you high

33. You are captured by Jungshin's goddess-like features and goddess-like personality (glam! lol)

34. You already changed your motto to "Music Makes Me High!" or "Let's Die Together!/Da Jukja!" (<< cheer of CNBLUE)

35. You don't like them being rumored as a fake band or linked to other girls (haha!)

36. Your alarm, ringtone and text tone are all CNBLUE songs

37. You think of CNBLUE instead of 'The Calling' everytime you hear the song 'Wherever you will go.'

38. You think Yonghwa's side teeth are cute!

39. You think of Minhyuk everytime you see watermelon. (lol. Remember his picture with the huge watermelon.)

40. You think of CNBLUE everytime you see the brands SONY ERICSSON, Nii, Skoolook, Holika-Holika... and other products endorsed by CNBLUE.

41. You tried playing the guitar and learning the chords to their songs.

42. You tried sending message to CNBLUE either on Twitter or MySpace. (http://twitter.com/cnblue_4 | http://www.myspace.com/cnbluejp )

43. You almost mix up the word 'Boice' from 'voice'.

44. You doodle the words CNBLUE, Kang Minhyuk, Jung Yonghwa, Lee Jungshin, Lee Jonghyun in the paper when you are doing nothing/bored in class(?) :))

45. You think of MINHYUK when you see/watch a beauty regime tutorial (Remember MH's beauty tips?)

46. You think of CNBLUE when you're in an amusement park, especially when you're in front of carousel. haha (Blue Love Feeling)

47. ...almost 30% -70% of your real/online friends are BOICES.

48. You try to review everything about CNBLUE (their history, profile, songs) as if you'll be taking an ALL-ABOUT-CNBLUE quiz.

49. You see CNBLUE even in your dreams. lol

50. You are reading this right now. :))

51 You keep on asking 'when is CNBLUE coming to the Philippines?"

52. You start and end your day by viewing their greetings to Pinoy Boices
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sl1U81q_vkY

53. You spend your allowance voting for their "Love" MV on MYX

54. You always check out CNBLUE Philippines Facebook Fanpage for updateshttp://www.facebook.com/pages/CN-BLUE-PHILIPPINES/207429376312

55. You are excited to attend the Philippines Album Launch Event of CNBLUE

Prepared by lanie0923, parkchaeyoon and xsoulwindx @ boiceph.com