SHINee's Jonghyun reported to join the solo debut lineup for 2015.
According to a report by Sports Donga on December 20th, Jonghyun will follow his member Taemin and debut with a solo album in next January. There still hasn't any infor regarding what kind of music he will do, but it was said that the songs in his solo album will help emphasize on his vocal skills.
Aside from SHINee's Jonghyun, CNBLUE's Yonghwa, f(x)'s Amber and After School's Lizzy will also make their first step as solo singers next year. Yonghwa and Amber were revealed to collaborate with various artists for their solos and willmake their debut respectively in January and February, while Lizzy was said to challenge herself with trot genre.
Following the success of MBC Every1's 'Hitmaker' season 1, season 2 is ready to come out with a new lineup for its upcoming project group.
A rep from MBC Every1 revealed on December 18th,"Jung Hyung Don and Defconn will challenge on producing a new girl group this time. G.NA, Lizzy, Sohyun and Youngji have been chosen for the 4-member unit for this season 2 of 'Hitmaker'. They already finished their first filming on 2 weeks".
'Hitmaker' season 2 will be broadcasted on January 16th.
After School's Lizzy is likely to make her solo debut with trot music next year.
An official from the industry revealed through an exclusive report by Sports DongA on December 16th,"After School's Lizzy is planning to release her first solo album early next year. It's rare for an idol singer to come out with a trot song".
In particular, Lizzy revealed in an episode of MBC's 'Quiz To Change The World' broadcasted last May that she's interested in trot music and passed the After School audition by singing a trot song. She has gained much popularity for her cute charm and satoori through variety shows as well as her promotions as a member of After School and Orange Caramel.
UEE will make her on screen return in new tvN's drama 'A Pushover's Love'.
According to Pledis Entertainment on December 15th, UEE has been casted as the role Do Do Hee who is a national swimmer.
'A Pushover's Love' will tell the love story between Kang Ho Goo(played by Choi Woo Sik) who has no dating experience and Do Do Hee, a national swimming goddess. The drama is said to be based on a webtoon series of cartoonist Yoo Hyun Suk, who was also the author of 'Flower Boy Next Door'.
'A Pushover's Love' is scheduled to broadcast in February 2015.
Uee will represen After School to throw the first pitch for the baseball match between Nexen Heroes and LG Twins.
On October 27th, a rep from Nexen Heroes announced that Uee will be throwing the first pitch for the second round of 'Nexen Heroes vs LG Twins' baseball match which will be held at Mokdong Stadium on the 28th.
Since Uee's father Kim Sung Kap is the coach of the Nexen Heroes so it's a certain that she's under a lot of pressure. She said,"This is an importan match so I'm very nervous. Even though I still lack a lot but I will practice hard and show you a wonderful performance".
Meanwhile, After School is preparing for their Japan tour which will start in November.
The cast of SBS's 'Roommate 2' shows off their close relationship in recent photos.
On October 12th, Park Sang Hyuk PD shared 2 news photo of the cast on his Twitter. The first photo was uploaded with a tweet,"Roommate 2. Four girls above a trampoline. Sunny, Guk Joo, Nana, Youngji. Broadcast at 4:50 later".
For the second one, the cast is seen sitting outside for a picnic together,"Fall picnic with Roommate. Dong Wook, Youngji, Sunny, Minwoo, Ryohei, Jackson". All of them show their bright expressions towards the camera.
SBS's 'Roommate 2' broadcasts at 4:50pm kst every Sunday.
After School's UEE has been appointed as the MC for '2014 Super Model Contest'.
According to Pledis Entertainment on October 10th, UEE will host '2014 Super Model Contest' which will take place on the 13th at Sangam-dong, Seoul.
UEE shared her thought,"I'm honored to have been chosen as the MC for such a big event. Since it's a live broadcast so I'm worried that I will make mistakes, however, I will do my best and enjoy it as much as I can".
'2014 Super Model Contest' will be broadcast live through SBS on October 13th at 5:20pm kst.
Raina will be working with rapper Kanto from hip hop group TROY for her upcoming solo debut single.
Following the success of 'A Midnight Summer's Sweetness' with San E, Raina will join hands with Kanto and release her solo debut single 'I Know It's A Joke' on October 8th.
'I Know It's A Joke' is described to be like a conversation between a man who suddenly says parting words and a woman who is in denial because of the sudden break up.
Pledis Entertainment said,"Since this is Raina's first solo album, we tried our best to capture her true voice that has been hidden all this time. Kanto's baritone rap along with Raina's vocal help bring out the lonely feeling of the song. Please look forward to the two's chemistry together".
On September 29th, Pledis Entertainment unveiled the first teaser image of Raina through its official SNS, announcing about her upcoming 1st digital single 'Reset' which will be released on October 8th.
Raina's previous duet with San E 'A Midsummer Night's Sweetness' achieved a big success as it topped various online music charts, so many people are anticipating to her upcoming solo debut and also curious about what kind of concept she will come out this time.
In addition, Raina will collaborate with a new partner for her solo debut following San E.
Stay tuned for more updates about Raina's solo debut!
After School's Lizzy surprise fans with the news of a upcoming duet with Yoon Gun.
On September 21st, Yoon Gun updated his Instagram,"A short break during the recording~ How is our chemistry? kekeke oh~kya with Lizzy~ #chemistry #recording #YoonGun #Lizzy" and uploaded a long a cute selca which he took together with Lizzy.
Lizzy later uploaded the same photo on her Instagram with caption,"Is my chemistry with Yoon Gun oppa bursting out? #YoonGun #Lizzy #Chemistry Burst Out <3"
The duet will be featured in Yoon Gun's 4th album 'Autumn Play' this October.