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Monthly Archives: January 2011

I’m Out


srry guys i have my final xams…will be off for 2 mnths..:(( plz wait fr me n keep supporting korean world..:) bye cya on 23rd march..:)

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Super Junior’s Sungmin and Shindong defend TVXQ on Xiah Junsu’s tweet


Ever since Xiah Junsu tweeted an emotional series of messages to U-know Yunho, it seems like more and more SM Entertainment artists are coming out to defend the two TVXQ members. The latest of these public dissidents are Super Junior’s Sungmin and Shindong, who each took to their Twitter or mini-hompy to express their thoughts on the controversy.

On January 7th, Sungmin wrote,

“After keeping it in after sometime, I’m leaving this message because I feel this has gone too far. Does (he) not remember the old days when we said we’d work hard together? We were happy even when we were practicing. Did (he) really forget the times when we thought going on broadcast even just once felt like a dream? I’d like it if (he) could look in the mirror once again and think whether (he) has forgotten his rookie mindset~ I understood and forgave them for leaving us without a single word so they could find their own paths, but I don’t know why they are making fools out of people who are quietly doing well by saying all kinds of these absurd lies and hurtful sayings.”

Meanwhile, Shindong, who followed BoA and retweeted Black Beat’s Sim Jaewon’s tweet, also added,

“Enemy (敵): An opponent who wants to fight or hurt another.

Ingratitude (背恩忘德): An attitude of one throwing away their indebtedness to someone and betraying them.

In other words, saying that my family wants to fight or hurt another is an attitude of one throwing away their indebtedness to them and betraying them!”

Source: Newsen via Daum Media, Shindong’s Twitter

 

TVXQ reflects on first comeback stage, Yunho clarifies his ‘Thanks To’ message


After pre-recording for their comeback stage on KBS 2TV’s “Music Bank” today, the boys of TVXQ met with reporters to discuss their love for the stage, their ambition for a strong performance, and to clarify the controversial ‘Thanks To’ message.

Starting off, the duo shared, “We’ve wanted to stand on stage for a while.  It’s really emotional.”  Yunhocontinued, “It feels unique coming to the broadcast hall after such a long time.  I’m more excited than nervous about our first stage. Unfortunately, I caught a cold, and wasn’t able to show the best stage possible.”

Changmin added, “While watching the year-end award ceremonies last year, all I could think about was wanting to stand on stageI thought I’d be nervous, but maybe this is what it feels like to come back home after studying abroad.

The reporter brought up how fans have waited for their return for over two years, to which Yunho replied, “We’ll work as hard as our fans have waited for our return.  We’ll be standing on many stages as singers, and appear on variety shows as well.  It’s important to do well, but even more important to try our best.  Please look forward to us.”

In an interview with Star News, Yunho stated, “It’s been a while since we’ve stood on a Korean stage, so I was very excited, feeling very much like a rookie again.  We’ve gotten a lot of juniors here at the broadcast hall, and I felt thankful in being greeted by them.  We’ll be promoting ‘Keep Your Head Down‘, and we’ll show a good image to our fellow seniors, juniors, and our fans.”

Changmin added, “It feels good returning to Korea.  The broadcast hall feels like our home, it’s very fun.

Regarding the controversy surrounding ‘the second coming of TVXQ‘ statement in his ‘Thanks To’, Yunho clarified, “It’s just an expression of our feelings in starting our activities again as a duo. After a long while, Changmin and I have released an album, the message was just meant to be an expression of greeting our fans again. It’s our new sense of determination.

When asked about the differences between singing a song with two members as opposed to five, Yunho answered, “First of all, you need more stamina.  Changmin took charge of the high notes while I covered the lower notes.  I was worried about whether they’d match, but thankfully it harmonizes well. We tried to pay attention to every part of our choreography.  It’s an album we’re confident in, as we’ve put our best in it for our fans to look forward to.”

The duo also completed an interview with KBS 2TV’s “Entertainment Relay,” which will broadcast at 9 PM KST on January 8th.

Source + Photos: E Daily via Daum, Star News via Daum, Sports Chosun via Daum, Osen via Daum, Mydaily via Daum, Union News via Daum

 

KBS Music Bank 01.07.11


IU takes the win on today’s Music Bank, with her song “Good Day” closely beating out G-Dragon & TOP’s “Oh Yeah”.

DBSK makes their long awaited comeback performing as a duo. Infinite, Secret and Joo also make their comeback performances. Having their debut Music Bank stages were Dal Shabet and Piggy Dolls. Check out the show!

Comeback Stage
Dong Bang Shin Ki  – How Can I + Why
Secret – Shy Boy
Joo – Bad Guy
Infinite – Hysterie + B.T.D

HOT DEBUT Stage
Dal Shabet – Supa Dupa Diva
Piggy Dolls – Trend

Today’s Music Bank
OP.ONE (Feat. Addsp2ch) – Up Down
F1RST – You Like Me I Like You
Gil Hak Mi (Feat. 원택) – Winter Story
Gimmm – That’s Very Hot
Sunny Side (Feat. Gavy NJ 희영) – Crazy Love
Tim – Unnecessary Words
F.Cuz – Wanna Be Your Love
Orange Caramel – A-ing
Sistar – How Dare You
Yurisangja – Break Up
T-ara – Ya Ya Ya
JunHyung & Yoseob (BEAST) – Thanks To
IU – Good Day

–ngshineeworld7, monmonsnow

MelOn releases results for “2010 TOP 100 Album Chart”


On January 7th, music portal site MelOn revealed the results for their “2010 TOP 100 Album Chart“.

The results were ranked according to digital sales, so check them out below!

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1. 2AM – “Can’t Send You Away Even If I Die”
2. SNSD – “Oh!”
3. 2NE1 – “To Anyone”
4. DJ DOC – “Taste for the Arts”
5. IU & 2AM’s Seulong – “Nagging”
6. CNBLUE – “Bluelove”
7. “Baker King Kim Tak Gu” OST Part 3
8. Homme by Hitman Bang – “Homme”
9. T-ara – “Braking Heart”
10. CNBLUE – “Bluetory”
11. miss A – “Bad But Good”
12. Blue Brand – “Trauma”
13. Davichi – “Innocence”
14. Hyori – “H Logic”
15. Hot Potato – “Seesaw”
16. “Cinderella’s Sister” OST
17. Jo Young Su – “All Star 2.5″
18. Rain – “Back to the Basic”
19. Wonder Girls – “2 Different Tears”
20. T-ara – “Absolute First Album”
21. KARA – “Lupin”
22. Jo Kwon & Ga-In – “We Fell In Love”
23. SNSD – “Run Devil Run”
24. “Eleventh Story”
25. “Chuno” OST
26. Seeya, Davichi, T-ara – “Wonder Woman”
27. 4minute – “Hit Your Heart”
28. 4men – “The 3rd Generation”
29. BoA – “Hurricane Venus”
30. 2AM – “I Did Wrong”
31. Jo Young Su – “All Star – Davichi”
32. f(x) – “Nu ABO”
33. December – “Tears In Heaven”
34. Lyn – “Candy Train”
35. Lee Seung Gi – “I Must’ve Been Out of It”
36. Vibe – “Vibe in Praha”
37. FT Island – “Beautiful Journey”
38. Lee Seung Gi – “Shadow (Repackage)”
39. Gummy – “Loveless”
40. Min Kyung Hoon – “Reunion”
41. Taeyang – “Solar”
42. Yang Jung Seung – “Generation”
43. December – “Honesty”
44. B2ST – “Shock of the New Era”
45. K. Will – “Present”
46. SECRET – “Secret Time”
47. “Personal Taste” OST Part 1
48. SHINee – “Lucifer”
49. 2PM – “Don’t Stop Can’t Stop”
50. Gavy NJ – “Sunflower”
51. Se7en – “Digital Bounce”
52. G.NA – “Draw G’s First Breath”
53. Son Dambi – “The Queen”
54. After School – “Bang!”
55. Jo Kwon – “The Day I Confessed”
56. Baek Ji Young – “Timeless: The Best”
57. Seo In Guk – “Just Beginning”
58. Eun Ji Won – “Platonic”
59. Monday Kiz – “New Sentimental”
60. Zia – “Difference”
61. Hyuna – “Change”
62. Mighty Mouth – “Will Love Come”
63. SECRET – “Madonna”
64. Seo In Young – “Lov-Elly”
65. Zia – “Let’s Have A Drink”
66. MBLAQ – “Y”
67. SISTAR – “Shady Girl”
68. Wheesung – “Realslow Is Back”
69. Untouchable – “Untouchable Mini Album”
70. 2PM – “1:59 PM”
71. Outsider – “Acquiantance”
72. Narsha – “Narsha”
73. Supreme Team – “Spin Off”
74. SISTAR – “Push Push”
75. “Personal Taste” OST Part 2
76. After School – “Because of You”
77. Brown Eyed Soul – “Blowin My Mind”
78. “Coffee House” OST Part 2
79. Jang Yoon Jung – “Olleh”
80. 4men – “You”
81. “Personal Taste” OST
82. M4 – “The Story of M4″
83. Park Hwayobi – “Hwayobi”
84. “Will It Snow This Christmas?” OST
85. Super Junior – “Bonamana”
86. Lee Seok Hoon – “Greeting”
87. “God of Study” OST
88. 2NE1 – “Try to Copy Me”
89. Seo Young Eun – “With”
90. Brown Eyed Soul – “Love Ballad – Never Forget”
91. Orange Caramel – “The First Mini-Album”
92. Lee Seung Gi – “Like the First Time, Like That Time”
93. Younha – “Growing Season”
94. J-Cera – “Lonely Night”
95. Zia – “Bad Habit”
96. Monday Kiz – “ru;t;”
97. Rainbow – “A”
98. “Prosecutor Princess” OST
99. Supreme Team – “Supremier”
100. “My Girlfriend Is A Nine-Tailed Fox” OST Part 1

Source + Photos: Star News via Daum

 

Untouchable’s “Only One” hits #1 on online music charts


Untouchable’s newest single, “Only One“, has climbed to the #1 spot on various online music charts; it’s an incredible achievement, considering how the hip hop group has yet to perform the track on public broadcast programs.

Their management agency, TS Entertainment, stated, “We’re happy to have received results that exceeded our expectations. We want to thank all the fans who have loved Untouchable’s music.”

The song has not only peaked on music charts, but on charts for ringtones as well. Member D. Actiontweeted on the 6th, “Untouchable’s single ‘Only One’ reached #1 on Nate’s caller ring chart.”

Source + Photo: Newsen

 

Netizens buzz over JYJ Yoochun’s lyrics for “Untitled Song”


Although their album has yet to be released, a specific track from JYJ has been garnering a lot of speculation.

Untitled Song Part 1” was composed by member Yoochun and features lyrics expressing his experience under SM Entertainment.

A segment from his lyrics state:

In 2003, we finished our first match after months of rehearsal
By 2004, we were the rookies of the month
But unable to be satisfied with all of the rookie awards,
We began desiring for more
In 2005, we advanced into Japan
Thought it would be as easy as Korea
But after selling only 4,000 copies of our first single
Our confidence dropped to the floor
We couldn’t even speak Japanese,
Every day consisted of pacing between our dorm and the company
It was an imprisonment under the disguise of what’s best for us
Excessive loneliness, tears, and anger
We said those were what turned us into one,
That no matter what would happen, to never disband..
But I’m going to turn my back to you, since you already changed

While it’s clear that Yoochun was recounting his frustrations with SME, netizens have been puzzling over whether or not the song was an indirect statement involving TVXQ as well. Jaejoong’s lyrics for “Pierrot” received similar attention, but an interview clarified that the song was about  ”the reality of the education system“.

Source + Photos: Star Today via Daum, Joy News via Naver

 

Oricon predicts KARA to be the number one breakout artist of 2011


Via tokyohive:

A survey in weekly publication Ori☆Sta asked 500 members of the Oricon Monitor Researchcommittee who they felt would get their lucky break in 2011, and K-pop fans will be pleased to hear the news.

Coming in at number one was none other than star rookies KARA, a Korean girl group whose famous “butt dance” even had Miura Haruma shaking his behind. Second place went to Shoujo Jidai, better known by Korean fans as SNSD. Both KARA and Shoujo Jidai dominated the end of 2010 with their catchy tunes, knocking off a six-year record and stealing the titles of highest-selling newcomers on the Oricon year-end charts.

Third place went to AKB48’s sister group SKE48SMAP came in at fourth, and flumpool came in fifth.

Do you think 2011 will really be KARA and Shoujo Jidai’s year?

Source: Oricon

 

CNBLUE prepares to sign on with major Japanese music labels this year


CNBLUE has receiving an abundance of love calls from major Japanese record companies.

Unlike the other Hallyu groups who are promoting under larger labels, CNBLUE has been working with indie label FNC Music Japan since before their debut.

However, the group has finally revealed plans to officially contract with a major record label and prepare for their upcoming ‘official promotions’. The group’s been enjoying much success in Japan already, as they’ve already ranked on the Oricon charts and sold out their Japanese tour; consequently, many are anticipating what their ‘official promotions’.

A representative of FNC Music revealed, “Strong Japanese record labels have made offers to release CNBLUE’s official album.”

They continued, “About 10 different agency representatives have visited CNBLUE’s performances once or twice.  Representatives that weren’t able to attend due to the tickets selling out have even asked their staff members to pre-order the band’s next performancesThe reason they want to sign the group on is not because of the Hallyu wave, but because the group is unique in that they have a strong band sound.  The Japanese market is known for their strong band musicians, and CNBLUE has managed to receive positive reviews.“”

FNC Music will be making an official announcement on the group’s Japanese promotion partner within the first half of this year.

Source + Photos: Newsen via Daum, Star News via Daum

 

After School’s Noh Lee Young draws attention with official photo & musical prowess


When it was announced that After School would be adding a new member to its ranks for its impending comeback, many kpop fans were reluctant to accept a yet another addition to the originally five-member girl group. After making her debut through After School’s year-end stage at the MBC Gayo Daejun however, ninth member Noh Lee Young silenced any doubts about her talent with animpressive electric guitar performance.

Although the performance showcased her musical skills, it wasn’t long enough for fans to catch a close-up glimpse of her face. Today, Pledis Entertainment has given the public its first look at Lee Young with the release of her first official photo. On top of praising Lee Young for exuding an innocent charm, fans have been delighted to discover that Noh Lee Young is not only skilled in the electric guitar but alsofive other instruments, including the drums and piano.

After Kahi’s solo debut in February, Lee Young will be joining After School as the ninth member in theirgroup comeback this March.

Source + Photo: Newsen

 

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