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[01.16.09] SM Artistes Barred Indefinitely From KBS Music Bank

Posted in KPop with tags , , , on January 17, 2009 by koala41

Update: At least KBS was not sneaky about this. Despite the ban from appearing on Music Bank, So Nyeo Shi Dae still managed to win the K-Chart for Gee, their first win since their comeback over Baek Ji Young and K.Will.

BoA, DBSK, etc will not be appearing on KBS Music Bank indefinitely after SM Entertainment were served with a notice from KBS this month. This apparently was because of DBSK no-show at KBS Gayo Daechuk last year.


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Solbi Leaves Group, Typhoon To Add New Female Member

Posted in Solbi with tags , , on October 16, 2008 by koala41

Singer Solbi says goodbye to her group, Typhoon.

A company representative for Solbi & Typhoon stated, “Solbi has been overwhelmingly busy due to her own busy schedule and therefore has decided to leave Typhoon. Typhoon will sooner or later start activities up again with a new female member.”

Solbi is currently in the midst of promoting her recent mini album release, ‘Do It.’

Source: Newsen
Credit: Seoulfull@wordpress

BoA American Debut To Be Delayed

Posted in Boa with tags , on October 8, 2008 by koala41

BoA’s U.S debut has been delayed. Her debut single “Eat You Up” was supposed to have been released today but has been pushed back to 21st October instead. According to SM Entertainment today, the delay is for better coordination and collaboration with planned promotional activities .

Although the debut single release has been held up for two weeks, the areas where it is going to be released in has been expanded drastically than originally planned. Besides being released on all major American music websites and ringtone download websites, it will be out on the same day in more than 30 over countries in the world. According to SM Entertainment, BoA’s debut single “Eat You Up” will not only be released in America on iTunes, Amazon, AOL, Emusic, MySpace, etc. It will also be released via iTunes Store、mora, mu-mo, in Japan, in Thailand via Sanook Online, Click Internet, etc, in China via, China mobile, etc plus many other avenues.

Credit: Newsen

So Nyeo Shi Dae Will Release Album in November

Posted in Seo Nyeo Shi Dae (SNSD) with tags , on October 6, 2008 by koala41

After speculation of an album release in late October, So Nyeo Shi Dae announced yesterday that it would only be released next month.

So Nyeo Shi Dae was at a press conference held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel for the 2008 Asia Song Festival which will be held this evening at Seoul Jamsil’s Stadium. They will be one of Korea’s representatives for the event which will see singers from all over Asia coming together for a showcase.

So Nyeo Shi Dae expressed, “We are honored to be the only female group from Korea to be invited for this event where the representative singers from Asia would be taking part. We will do our best to present a good performance.”

They continued, “We were really honored when we received the invitation. We aren’t sure why we were invited but perhaps because we can introduce ourselves in four languages (english, japanese, chinese and korean). There will be no language barriers as an Asia representative and we can interact with the fans so that’s probably one of the reasons why we were invited.

Tae Yeon revealed that they would be collaborating with W-inds (Japan) during the showcase. They also expressed, “We are now preparing for our second album and it will be out next month.” As for whether they would be performing their new song at the showcase, they said, “It’s a secret.”

Credit: Coolsmurf

Rain Enlists Ha Ji Won for his 5th Album Comeback MV

Posted in Ha Ji Won, Rain with tags , , on October 3, 2008 by koala41

Rain has finally revealed something from his upcoming 5th album expected to be released in October after an absence of 2 years since his last. After all the hair mess that Rain has had in the past months, he has finally come good with his latest hairdo. Ha Ji Won looks as stunning as ever, A-lister indeed!

According to J. Tune Entertainment, “The teaser video and related media for his 5th album titled ‘Love Story’ will be released through on 2nd October (tomorrow).” So we get a sneak peek of Rain and Ha Ji Won looking at each other one day before the teaser release in different frames.

The music video between Rain and Ha Ji Won was shot at Apgujeong’s Rodeo Drive and an unidentified club in Kangnam, Seoul. The sudden appearance of the two caused a big commotion and attracted a sizeable crowd.

The plot of the mv is about a bad man’s love story with Ha Ji Won playing his love interest. “Rain has worked really hard during this period to show his new album concept through this mv which will be like a mini movie in itself. We have prepared for this for quite a long time,” explained J. Tune Entertainment.

Credit: Coolsmurf

>> Rain looksgood in his new hairstyle. can’t wait for his 5th album. ^^

Big Bang Says Goodbye Korea and Hello Japan

Posted in Big Bang with tags , on September 30, 2008 by koala41

Big Bang ended promotions for their 3rd mini-album “STAND UP” on “Music Core” yesterday and will head to Japan next. They are one of a few after DBSK, SS501, CSJH to be entering the Japanese market. The sales of their mini-album has accumulated 150,000 copies after a month and their songs “Haru Haru” and “Heaven” have been well-received by fans, sitting pretty on top of music charts. This will serve as a good present before their move to Japan.

Big Bang expressed happily, “We are happy to know that our music has been well-received by so many fans. We are also really thankful to everyone for their support. This is especially so as our album was released at the same time with Seo Taiji. We are really honored to be able to compete with our senior.”

Big Bang “STAND UP TOUR” will be held in Nagoya, Osaka and Tokyo from 28th October to 1st November and they will also promote their first official Japanese album “Number 1″ due for release on 22nd November.

Although the albums released by Big Bang has been well-received by their Korean fans and also sold immensely well on the market, YG Entertainment felt that the Korean market is too small with no room for growth. The Korean music industry is in a slump and album sales are continually shrinking. This is added to the fact that there are so many singers releasing albums each year which adds to the competition and saturation in the market. But with the Japanese market that is bigger, Big Bang hope that they can achieve some results there with their high quality music and high popularity back home.

DBSK also discarded the Korean market for Japan when they were at their peak. They also lamented at the small Korean market which restricted their progress. Japan is currently the 2nd biggest market in the world. If you want to make a name for yourself in Asia outside of Korea, Japan is the correct path. Music is without boundaries, it’s a singer honor to spread your music to people in other countries even though there might be a language barrier.

Big Bang will also release a new album in November and launch promotions for it until the end of the year. 2008 promises to close out with a Big Bang.

Credit: Shenyue & Coolsmurf

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Posted in Be Strong Geum Soon, Beethoven Virus, Choi Kang Chil Woo, Cooking Up Romance, East of Eden, Eric Moon, Han Ji Hye, Han Ye Seul, Jang Geun Suk, Junjin, Kang Ji Hwan, Kingdom of the Winds, Lee Da Hae, Lee Ji Ah, Lee Ji Hoon, Lee Yo Won, Love Marriage, Minwoo, Mom's Dead Upset, Moon Geun Young, Painter of the Wind, Park Hae Jin, Park Shin Yang, Shinhwa, Song Il Gook, Song Seung Hoon, Surgeon Bong Dal Hee, Tazza, Uncategorized, You Are My Destiny with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 26, 2008 by koala41

2 weeks ago i finally got my Shinhwa the Greatest Artist 1998-2007 DVD. Here’s the pictures i have taken..

…also listening and addicted to Minwoo’s 4th jib: M Rizing. As i expected… the theme of the songs are different from his previous albums.. i admit, among the 6 members of Shinhwa, Minwoo’s the most talented in my opnion. He’s got a great voice, good at writing/composing songs, and he dances good. The others are talented as well in their own respective ways but it’s just Minwoo for me even though Junjin’s my favorite, LOL. ^^,

Here’s the latest MV of Minwoo: Don’t Trust Men

Here’s a picture of my Shinhwa 9th Album Special Limited Edition. ^^ Still wasn’t able to get my copy of their 9th Jib White Edition (Repackaged Limited Edition). Hopefully i can get it next week.

As for the dramas i’m watching….

Daily Dramas:

Cooking Up Romance

I’m getting impatient with this drama… Manbong still haven’t noticed Hye Gyeong. But in the preview for today’s episode Hye Gyeong seems to realize that she’s attracted to Manbong. I wonder how many episodes this drama have…

You Are My Destiny

Everytime i’m watching this drama i always get annoyed with the evil…hypocrite…obssessed character, Subin. Looking forward on the day when Subin’s evil acts will be exposed..

Mon/Tue Dramas:

Strongest Chil Woo

still watching it on KBS world.. Can’t wait till it finishes, lol. The story’s good but if not for Eric Moon i might not be watching it. hehe! ^^

Love Marriage

Have only watched episode 1but i immediately got hooked. I have it till the latest episode but due to Surgeon Bong Dal Hee i haven’t watched the succeeding episodes but i’ll watch it soon…

East of Eden

I have seen episodes 1-5 as those were the only episodes with english subtitles at the moment. I would not watch this drama if not for the many stars i like: Park Hae Jin, Lee Da Hae, Han Ji Hye, Yoon Jung Hoon minus Song Seung Hoon, lol! not much of a Song Seung Hoon but i don’t really hate him… ^^ The drama’s a mixture of revenge, family and complicated love story… very interesting but a very long one…

Wed/Thurs Drama:

Beethoven Virus

So far i have only watched episode 1 but i instantly got hooked with this drama. The theme of the story, which is about orchestra really interestes me. Plus… i love the cast.. jang Geun Suk & Lee Ji Ah… yay!! can’t wait for the subs…

from Left: Tazza, Painter of the Wind, Kingdom of Winds

Still haven’t watched these 3dramas becoz Tazza & Painter of the Winds still doesn’t have subtitles. As for Kingdom of the Winds…i still don’t have the time. I’m downloading it for my mom actually coz she likes Song Il Gook. ^^

Weekend Drama:

Mom’s Dead Upset

I enjoy watching this weekend drama on KBS World. I love the story of Yeong Su And Jeong Won. I also love the other characters except for the dramatic mother, Hanja, hahaha!! ^^

Dramas i’m watching on Philippine TV via GMA channel:

Be Strong Geum Soon

I love this drama mainly because of Kang Ji Hwan, hehe! ^^ I’m really anticipating this drama ever since and i even bought a copy without english subtitle and it’s in mandarin audio, hahaha! that’s how much i love kang Ji hwan.

My Husband’s Woman

It always make me want to strunggle the other woman every time i’m watching this drama… She’s one of the most despicable woman on Kdramas i have seen. ^^

Drama I’m watching on DVD:

Surgeon Bong Dal Hee

It’s my first time watching a medical drama… and i’m loving it.. The cast is good. I love Lee Yo Won, she’s so pretty.. Can’t wait to see the love story between the perfectionist doctor and the intern, hehe! ^^