Monday, May 30, 2011

SNSD’s Yoona thanks her fans for the birthday messages

SNSD’s Yoona left a long, heartfelt message for fans on her birthday.

On May 30th, Yoona sent a text message to fans through UFO town, stating, “To everyone who has always given me strength and encouragement^^ I truly thank you for congratulating me and sending me much love this year too.”

She added, “These days, I have been busy preparing for the Japanese tour~ The tour starts tomorrow, but my heart is pounding… I want to show everyone in Korea soon, too! Please look forward to us^^”.

Although she’s busy preparing for SNSD’s first Japanese arena tour, Yoona showed that she’s still thinking of all her fans both near and far. “Even in Japan, I always monitor congratulatory messages and love from fans in Korea!! keke You guys are the best!!”

She wrapped up her message with, “There are so many things I want to say, but I will send another message later..kekeke Please take care of your health, and since the weather is nice, enjoy each day with a joyful heart!! Thank you so much and I love you.^^”

SNSD will kick off their Japanese arena tour in Tokyo on May 31st, before heading over to Osaka, Saitama, Hiroshima, Nagoya, and Fukuoka. The girls will be performing a total of 14 concerts.

Source: JoongAng via Nate

Are artists receiving their fair share of the expanding profits?

The Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA) recently reported about the uncomfortable reality of profit distribution that those in power seem to be ignoring.

According to their report, the Korean music market is growing faster than ever.

The size of the music industry in 2010 recorded at $3,028,900,000, a 12.7% increase from 2009, where the industry recorded at $2,740,700,000. However, despite the size of the pie supposedly growing bigger, artists are still left with empty plates.

Why is that?

Choi Sung Hwan, a researcher for Yu Hwa Securities Co., revealed his investigations and found that for each song that is downloaded, 46% of the profit went to the distribution company, 40% to the agency, 9% to the composer and lyricist, and just 5% to the actual singer.

For online music sites like MelOn, where they offer 150 song downloads for $11 USD a month, each song basically amounts to 7.3 cents. Per download, the artist receives less than 0.4 cents per track, thereby lending weight to the ‘empty plate’ argument.

Source: Sisain via Naver

Fans celebrate Khuntoria couple’s 1 year anniversary

Fans put up a bus ad to celebrate Khuntoria couple’s 1 year anniversary.

The couple’s Chinese fan club wrote on the 31st, “Khuntoria couple’s 1 year anniversary bus ad will run in Seoul for one month.”

This “We Got Married” couple surely has a lot of fans. A year ago, the two got together for the first time at the 63 Building and already, it’s been a year. When Nichkhun was going to the building, he took a bus and a picture of his wife, Victoria, was on the back of the bus. In memory of this funny event, the fans decided to utilize the bus to celebrate their anniversary.

Fans wrote, “I hope more people will pay attention to the couple through this ad.”

The bus has a picture of them and a message written in Thai, Chinese and Korean.

Source: Money Today via Nate News

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B2ST’s Yoseob hopes to break the ‘three second idol singers’ stereotype

After making a comeback with their first official album, “Fiction and Fact“, B2ST’s main vocalistYoseob sat down for an interview with Sports Chosun to speak for the group on idols being stereotyped as ‘three-second singers’.

The stereotype first came about after idol groups began adding members that sang no more than three seconds’ worth of lines; the weight of the song was placed more firmly onto the main vocalist instead.

Addressing the stereotype, Yoseob said, “We want to break that stereotype. It’s not right for groups to put the weight of the song on one member alone, and we’ve reached a point where we’re now regarded as ‘three-second singers’.”

He continued, “Through this album, we hope to show that each of our members have live vocal talents. We practiced very hard and garnered more skills along the way, Dongwoon especially. In order to show our improvements, we made sure to distribute the parts evenly so that fans can hear each of our voices.”

When asked whether it was difficult for them to pull off “Fiction” live since the tone is higher than what male groups usually go for, he replied, “The only hard part was the initial recording process. We were busy preparing for our comeback and recorded about two songs a day. When we had to redo recordings or complete intros, we’d do three songs in a day. Compared to ‘Shock‘ and ‘Soom‘, I think this song fits us the best. It’s a lot easier to sing.”

Reporters asked, “Don’t you think it’s easier because you’ve improved?”, to which Yoseob humbly replied, “No, it’s not like that at all. I still have a long way to go.”

Source + Photos: Sports Chosun via Nate

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

top 100 most searched twitter account in korea

Trend Seek, a Twitter Ranking in Korea posted the top 100 most searched twitter accounts in Korea. Mostly, idols dominated the ranking. The most searched twitter account belonged to famous Korean novelist Lee Oisoo (@oisoo) who currently has 781,147 followers at the moment.

Idols followed afterwards, 2nd is JYJ’s Kim Jae Joong, SJ’s members like Heechul (3rd), Siwon (5th) and Leeteuk (6th) also made it to top 10. Jay Park didn’t fail to be on top 5 and placed on 4th rank.

Members of idol groups like 2AM, Beast, U-Kiss, MBLAQ, and other famous personalities also included. Even some fanbases made it to top 100 as well.

Last but not the least, Daily Kpop News (@dkpopnews) at your service made it to top 100 also and we placed in rank 81. Thank you very much. Our deepest gratitude to our readers.

click the source link to view the full list.

Source: Trend Seek

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Super Junior’s Siwon is an ‘Angry Bird '

Super Junior’s Siwon revealed that he’s a big fan of the popular game, ‘Angry Birds‘.

On May 25th, he tweeted,

Wherever you guys are… In hopes that you would have a happy day, I have prepared a gift for you all ^^ In continuation with the cat series, this is Angry Siwon ^^ Have a happy day :)

In the picture, Siwon is seen holding up a large red Angry Birds cushion as he imitates its furrowed expression and showing an uncanny resemblance.

Fans said, “Angry Bird vs. Angry Siwon” “So funny! It looks just like you oppa” and “You’re so cute.”

Source: Siwon’s Twitter (@siwon407)

Key thanks fans for their messages on SHINee’s third anniversary

On May 25th, SHINee’s Key sent a mass text to his fans through UFO Town and thanked them for congratulating the group’s third anniversary.

He wrote, “It’s already been three years! Time flies so fast~ haha! Thanks to all of your support, we’ve been able to reach where we are now. This is just the beginning for us~ Let’s create many more happy days together! I love you.”

Fans said, “100th anniversary GOGO! We’ll support you forever”, “You guys were so young when you debuted, now you’ve all grown into men”, and “Congratulations on your anniversary! Time does fly fast.”

The boys are currently awaiting the release of their Japanese single album, “Replay“, on June 22nd, with the full PV (special guest: SNSD’s Yoona) set to drop first on May 27th.

Source + Photos: TV Daily via Nate

credit to allkpop

Saturday, May 21, 2011

[HD] 110515 B1A4 - OK

my new sweetheart!!!KKYYYAAAAIIIYYYY!!~
my lovely boys!! B1A4~ jinyoung and gongchan!
B1A4 daebaK!!!!!!!

110515 [HD] Infinite - Can U Smile [Live]

waaaaAAAaa~yes i can!!just for u~
and my L~~~^__*
L!!!with the guitar~waaa~u just stole my heart!!
cant stop looking at u!!*nosebleed!
DaEbAk!!!!! 5 stars out of 5!

110519 [HD] BEAST / B2ST - On Rainy Days + Fiction [Comeback Stage]

seriously!!i fall in love with this song!!!!!
ON RAINY DAYS~makes me goosebumps!especially seobbi and woonie part!!~
FICTION~with the dance...flip-flap dance(i give that name)...waaAA~
daEbaK!!but still my favourite still BEAUTIFUL~~

Drama 'You're Beautiful' Confirmed for Japanese Remake

Drama 'You're Beautiful' Confirmed for Japanese Remake

The Japanese broadcast station, TBS, has confirmed that they will remake the Korean drama 'You're Beautiful' (SBS, 2009). The lead actors of the drama's Japanese version will be Tamamori Yuta, playing the role of Jang Geun Suk, and Takimoto Miori, playing the role of Park Shin Hye.

TBS will broadcast the Japnese remake of SBS' 'You're Beautiful' under the title'美男ですね (Ikemen desu ne)'.

On their official website they announced that Takimoto Miori, Japanese boyband, Hey! Say! JUMP!'s Yaotome Hikaru and Japanese band, Kis-My-Ft.2 members, Tamamori Yuta and Fujigaya Taisuke, will form the drama's group of A.N.JELL.
Takimoto Miori will portray the role of Go Minam, originally played by Park Shin Hye, while Tamamori Yuta will play Jang Geun Suk's role of Go Minyu.
C.N. Blue member, Jung Yong Hwa's role of Kang Shin Woo will be taken over by Fujigaya Taisuke, and F.T. Island member, Lee Hong Ki's role of Jeremywill be played by Yaotome Hikaru.

Starting in July, TBS will air the Japanese remake of SBS' 'You're Beautiful' every Friday at 10 p.m.

MBLAQ's Lee Joon Fails at Creating a Twitter Account

MBLAQ's Lee Joon Fails at Creating a Twitter Account

Joon reveals the reason why he was not able to open a twitter account.

On a recent Cyworld diary entry Joon confessed that he has tried to create a Twitter account in order to communicate with fans, however he called himself a 'computer illiterate'. He also mentioned that BEAST new song is quite good.

For those who do not know Joon is the only MBLAQ member who does not have a Twitter account and actually has previously mentioned that he was not interested in creating one, but it looks like he tried in order to be closer with his fans.

Let's hope that one of the MBLAQ members can help him on this adventure, or maybe he can ask a fan, since it is almost sure that all of them will be glad to teach him.

In order to communitate with everyone better I tried twitter by myself but I eventually failed. I think I'm a really stupid computer illiterate. Because I have to go to Korea I was going to sleep early but I lost in a war with the internet ...........the taste of losing is salty

And Beast's song is good

Thursday, May 19, 2011

ZE:A’s Kwanghee makes a baby cry

How do babies react to the members of ZE:A? Find out below!

Recently ZE:A’s Kwanghee tweeted, “I met this kid at a shop. Dongjun is good with kids… However, I made a child cry once again! Grow healthy my cute kids!” Along with this tweet he posted several cute photos of the two holding children.

In Kwanghee’s photo, he’s seen smiling brightly; however, the chubby cute girl in his arms shows quite a different reaction as she’s seen crying. On the other hand, Dongjun’s pictures shows quite the opposite as a different baby is seen relaxing in his arms.

Netizens commented, “You seem like a real bad boy” and “Everyone is so cute in these pictures.”

Sure, these photos are cute but how many people would entrust their baby with – Kwanghee or Dongjun?

Source: TV Daily via Nate News

credit to allkpop

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