Monthly Archives: August 2011
seriously if they dont win this time…i’ll never listen to any other kpop band..:|
SBS’s upcoming drama “The Musical” held a press conference at the Heritz Convention Center in Seoul on the afternoon of August 30th. It was attended by main actors Daniel Choi, Goo Hye Sun, Gi Eun Se, and Park Gi Ong, as well as staff from the production executive board.
Producer Nam Sang Moon expressed, “The reason why ‘The Musical’ was chosen to be produced was because of its originality. Not only is it the first drama to have a plot centered around musicals, but it also involves a love line between five people, rather than the conventional three or four.”
SBS has been dominating the prime time TV drama slots for all days of the week except Friday. These dramas include Monday-Tuesdays‘ “Warrior Baek Dong Soo”, Wednesday-Thursdays’ “Protect The Boss“, and the weekend’s “Scent of a Woman”.
With the addition of “The Musical” (to be broadcast every Friday), SBS could potentially dominate all seven days of drama prime time TV slots. “Since SBS already dominates all TV drama slots except for Friday, SBS will take over Friday’s prime time slot with this drama,” said Nam Sang Moon.
“The Musical” tells the story about the passion and determination of musical actors as they prepare for their stage, and the love lines that bloom in between. Characters in the drama include a medical student named Go Eun Bi (Goo Hye Sun) who dreams of becoming a musical actor; a former Broadway actor and now the best musical composer, Jay Hong (Daniel Choi); Eugene (Park Gi Ong), a cold-blooded investor who knows nothing but money; and Park Kang Hee (Ok Ju Hyun), the ‘Queen’ of the musical industry.
Source: Sports Seoul via Nate
thats what makes suju so special…m not their fan but kpop is incomplete without mentioning them and their fan support take them to another level..;)
Super Junior’s music video for “Mr. Simple” placed 5th on the YouTube global chart.
Super Junior released the music video for “Mr. Simple” on August 4th and tallying views from July 27th to August 26th, the video placed 5th overall with a view tally of 9,409,999 views. With this accomplishment, Super Junior were on the top 10 list with some very famous company including artists such as Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Jay Z, Maroon 5, Taylor Swift and others.
Although this proves their popularity abroad, they also did well at home as the video received top honors for ‘Most Viewed’, ‘Most Commented’, and ‘Most Favorited’ on YouTube Korea as well.
Additionally, Super Junior released the music video for “SUPERMAN“ on the 26th and the video has also received a lot of love.
Congratulations to Super Junior!
its pretty much same as the soompi article bt it states that it was the fault of opponent
On the way to voluntary service on the 28th, a member of Girls’ Generation, Sooyoung, had a car crash at 9 a.m. due to the opponent driver’s careless driving. Sooyoung will not be able to participate in ‘SMTOWN LIVE in TOKYO SPECIAL EDITION’ and Girls’ Generation’s concert in Taiwan and she is planning to receive treatment for a while. We wish Sooyoung’s speedy and full recovery. [from FACEBOOK SMTOWN STAFF]
bad news for all snsd fans soo young got injured in car accident i wish her speedy recovery…here is the full story as published in soompi
SNSD’s Sooyoung was involved in a car accident Sunday morning, injuring her backbone area, which will temporarily suspend all of her activities, local media reported today.
According to local media, Sooyoung was on her way to the city of Chun An around 9AM on August 28th when the car on the opposite lane crashed into her vehicle. Sooyoung was heading to a charity event for blind people, and the accident was caused by the opposite driver’s careless driving, it was reported.
Sooyoung’s doctor diagnosed her with a fractured backbone and told her to immediately suspend all activities for an extended break. Therefore, Sooyoung will not be able to attend the “SM TOWN LIVE” event in Tokyo on September 2nd and SNSD’s concert in Taiwan either, as she will focus on her recovery.
We’ll keep you updated as we get more news. Stay tuned!
no more soompi charts..:P (though i love them) no more melon..no more any other freaking korean site..(which i cant translate) hmm i’m sure their source of info will be the sites i mentioned above bt yeah what a delight for a kpop fan like me.(who uses google translator to chk the songs..XD)…and whenever u say kpop rocks the world it really does…n billboard approves it..;)
Billboard goes K-Pop today (Aug. 25) with the launch of a new chart, the Billboard K-Pop Hot 100. The tally, which ranks Korea’s top-selling songs, kicks off with girl group Sistar‘s “So Cool” grabbing the No. 1 slot and beating out second-place Leesang and 2NE1, who land not only at No. 3 (with “Ugly”) but also No. 14 (“Hate You”) and No. 21 (“I Am The Best”) on the chart dated Sept. 3.
GO TO THE BILLBOARD K-POP HOT 100
The Billboard K-Pop Hot 100 chart, launched in conjunction with Billboard Korea, is based on digital sales via leading websites as well as downloads from mobile service sites using an industry-standard formula and the most credible music data sources within Korea. The K-Pop Hot 100 debuts simultaneously here on Billboard.com, in the international chart section of Billboard.biz, in Billboard magazine, and also on Billboard Korea’s website, billboard.co.kr.
“The launch of the Billboard K-Pop Hot 100 chart is a milestone event, as it will provide the Korean music market with what we believe is Korea’s most accurate and relevant song ranking,” says Silvio Pietroluongo, Billboard’s Director of Charts. “We’re excited to be expanding Billboard’s globally recognized Hot 100 chart franchise into this country, and look forward to enhancing the K-Pop Hot 100 chart in the near future with additional data as well as creating new charts that showcase the breadth of Korean music.”
Meanwhile the artists dominating the top of the inaugural Billboard K-Pop Hot 100 reflect the fact that hit-making girl groups are a top attraction in Korean music. Sistar and 2NE1 are just two examples. T-ara, made up of seven young ladies, has secured the No. 4 position as well as grabbing No. 73 (visit Billboard.biz soon for positions No. 51-100). Miss A, whose influential management company also manages the ever popular Wonder Girls, rounds out the top five with their single “Good-bye Baby.” Here’s a closer look at five of the female groups ruling the K-Pop 100 this week.
Sistar has won over men and women (and more men) alike with their K-Pop dance track, “So Cool,” which is characterized by its intense beat. The ladies sing about rising out of a bad breakup and ending up stronger than ever before and feeling “so cool” about themselves. As you can see in the music video, Sistar’s appeal is not only in its music but also in its choreography. Though Sistar has just recently released its debut album, the girls’ sexy moves hint at dancing skills that will continue to win fans as they progress further into their career.
2NE1’s “Ugly” is an electronic dance track, a genre that the group has come to represent in Korea. Infused with electronic-infused rock guitar, The song’s upbeat rhythm is contrasted by its morose, self-criticizing lyrics. In it, 2NE1 sings and raps from the perspective of young teenage girls who are unsatisfied with their appearance and hate the fact that their “ugly” face prevents them from being loved. All five tracks of 2NE1’s second EP have been top digital sellers in Korea signaling the lasting appeal of these four vibrant young women.
T-ara dials back to Korea of the 1980s with “Roly-Poly.” The track’s repetitive melody even recalls a touch of the Bee Gees’ classic hit “Night Fever.” As the seven girls dance on a retro nightclub stage, they sing about suddenly meeting with Mr. Right on the dance floor and chasing him down all night. The “Roly-Poly” music video also has a short film as the intro … so you can fast forward to 4:20 to hear the song.
Miss A’s hit song, “Good-bye Baby,” is a dance track that smoothly combines hip-hop and soul elements. Park Jin Young, who produced Wonder Girl’s hit song “Nobody” (which landed in the U.S. Hot 100 in late 2009), wrote the lyrics and composed the music for “Good-bye Baby.” Miss-A sings a powerful chorus telling their cheating boyfriends to leave for good. In the video, the four ladies saunter around their jet black leather dresses, giving a visual representation of this lyrical appeal for independence. Miss-A, who has two members — Fei and Jia — of Chinese descent, also has a sizable fanbase in China.
The six members of Dalshabet (which means ‘sweet sherbet’) have found great success with their third single, the disco-esque “Bling Bling”. In the music video, the ladies move away from the innocent and sweet image that they portrayed for their first two single albums and emphasize their more playful, sexy side. Dalshabet sings about meeting their ideal boy at a disco club and dancing the night away.
i am not a super junior fan but for many fans ..this is not the best moment..anyway he will be back and the fans will always be there for him..here is the story as published in ALLKPOP.COM
On this week’s broadcast of SBS’s ‘Inkigayo‘, Super Junior received their second consecutiveMutizen award for their latest hit, “Mr. Simple”.
This week’s win was a lot more meaningful for both the group and their fans, since it was the last music show for member Kim Heechul before he withdraws for army service on September 1st.
It seems that out of all the Super Junior members, leader Leeteuk was hit hardest by his emotions. Overwhelmed, Leeteuk’s tears flowed down uncontrollably as he gave his thank you speech and hugged Heechul tightly in his arms.
Leeteuk expressed, “Thank you to everyone who has given us love. Heechul is also leaving for the army soon, so thank you for giving us such a special gift.”
Heechul added, “This was my last stage before the army. It feels great to have been given such a special award before my leave. I’m always thankful to Jungsoo (Leeteuk) as well as the other members. For the fans who have loved us, I love you too. Thank you to all the staff of ‘Inkigayo’ who gave us so much of their time, and I’m especially thankful to all the managers who put up with my bad temper. I’m not very good at expressing myself, so I’ll just leave it here. I’ll come back safely, stay healthy!”
Source: OSEN via Nate
First of all Happy 3rd Anniversary to U-Kiss..:)
Alexander may still be under an open contract with NH Media, but his days as a member of U-KISS are definitely over. This, however, has not left him angry and as his official twitter shows, his strong spiritual connection is a driving force in his positivity. He even talks very openly about U-KISS in a positive way, as he puts it, it’s not a “taboo” topic.
Today he posted a number of tweets that wished the group well on it’s third anniversary, their comeback, and he talked about how he thinks of his time in U-KISS with pride. To see someone react with positivity, despite what may or may not have happened, is inspiring for those who struggle with positivity. He even told his fans that U-KISS was not a taboo subject so they could mention it to him, so if you send him tweets and worry about what to say, now you know!
But has the departure of Alexander and Kibum always been this smooth?
On February 23rd of this year it was officially announced that U-KISS members Kibum and Alexander were leaving the group. Alexander was reported to have left for personal reasons and Kibum was reported to have left to focus on his Piro Piro character business with his older brother, Kim Hyung Joon from SS501, which seems to not have been the case. Kibum’s contract was fully terminated but Alexander would remain under an open contract with NH Media.
I am sure that some have wondered if there were hard feelings, especially by Kibum. It was revealed after his departure that he had sat down with the company about a member replacement. He had signed a ten year contract with NH Media but had only served three. On a episode of tvN’s morning show Brunch he revealed that although idols can be severely fined if they try and break a contract before it ends, the company itself faces no ramifications. He even talked about how the group had received no money from digital or physical album sales, and CF money was split between the company and the group, and then split again between the members. He was very forward and honest on this show and such revelations prompted the question of slave contracts. Though Kibum was very honest about his departure, he didn’t seem to harbor much hate.
Alexander seems to be content with his position and Kibum has moved on to being very involved with the company with his brothers. So no matter what bad things have happened, and the pain Kiss-Me’s felt with their departure, we can be happy knowing that both of them have found happiness.