KARA – Step music video & pictures

Korean pop group KARA has released a new album, Step, on September 6. Check out the music video of its title track and also some concept photos…

STEP is KARA’s first original Korean album/single since Lupin in February 2010. The group’s Korean activity was halted for quite a while because of their (now resolved) contract dispute; they did well in Japan during the period though.

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KARA top Oricon chart with Jet Coaster Love

KARA became the first Korean girl group to top the authoritative Japanese Oricon single-album weekly sales chart with their latest single Jet Coaster Love, which sold over 120,000 copies in its debut week. The girls will donate their profit from this single-album to help the Tōhoku earthquake relieve effort.

Check out the concept pics and official teaser of Jet Coaster Love…

Kara Jet Coaster Love Japanese concept pic

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KARA quartet to terminate contract with DSP Media

Four out of the five members of popular Korean girl group KARA – i.e. Han Seung-yeon, Nicole Jung, Koo Hara and Kang Ji-young – have filed a lawsuit against DSP Media in order to terminate their exclusive contract with the talent management company, stating that they have lost mutual trust with the agency.

Korean girl group KARA

According to a press release issued on Wednesday, it’s said that the girls have “suffered inexplicable psychological pain” and “severe frustration” after being forced to carry out activities they did not want to and were insulted in character.

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KARA – Mister Japanese music video

Korean pop group KARA has released a Japanese version of their hit song Mister

The song was more known for its hip-swaying choreography than the music itself; and seems like the girls are going to hit that spot again in their Japanese venture.

The video managed to create plenty of hype among the non-Japanese fans as the group didn’t release a Korean MV for the song despite its popularity.

[Update] The single made it to the #5 spot on Oricon chart. Well done.

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Park Myung-soo & Kara Nicole – Whale music video

Animated Korean music video of Whale (고래), a deut by comedian Park Myung-soo and girl group KARA member Nicole Jung

The popular comedian also did a similar collaboration last year with Girls’ Generation member Jessica in Naengmyun (cold noodle).