Your source for all the performance videos from SBS Gayo Daejun…in order!
MCs: Heechul, Hwang Jung Eum, YongHwa, Jokwon
Open Show – Kids performing 2010 hit songs
BoA was recently featured on an SBS show with her Mommy now and even a photo from way back when. I guess the good genes do run in the family..how adorbs ^^
SBS will be the first end-of-year music festival this year with their schedule set for December 29th
(since KBS has not announced their line-up yet, I am assuming theirs would be held on the 30th, in between SBS and MBC). In fact, the only thing I know for sure about KBS Gayo Daejun is that YG Family said that they will not be attending…
BoA and Gong Yoo are recently being featured in High Cut Magazine with individual photoshoots. BoA shows off her flawless snow-white skin and a glamorous style while Gong Yoo…well, I actually don’t know what he’s shooting for here but his lips sure look funny.
In the November 2010 issue of Sparkling Magazine, a new line of Kpop magazine published in the Philippines, fans were given a quiz asking who would their ideal Kpop idol be? I must say that this was really aimed for fan girls…but you boys can also try it out 🙂
REMEMBER TO SHARE YOUR RESULTS BELOW TOO!
The rest of the scans are also undercut featuring artists such as 2AM, 2PM, After School, BEAST, 4Minute, Brown Eyed Girls, 2NE1, Big Bang, and BoA!
Fans have been anticipating this month as early as the beginning of April due to the fierce competition between the artists that returned in April and those that’ll be making a splash this month. We’ve already got Rain, Lee Hyori, 2PM and more duking it out on the music charts, but it’s only getting hotter from here!
Wonder Girls – comeback single
* single 2 Different Tears scheduled to drop on May 16 (full album to drop in July)
– teaser photo & song title revealed on May 5
f(x) – comeback mini-album
* NU ABO album dropped on May 3
– Amber & Sulli’s teasers revealed on Apr 26
– Luna, Krystal & Victoria’s teasers revealed on Apr 27
– NU ABO MV teaser released on Apr 29
– mini-album tracklist revealed on Apr 30
– NU ABO track revealed on May 2
– promotional pictures released on May 6
– NU ABO MV released on May 5
The Korean Pavillion Opening plans include Korean Day Activities on May 1st and 26th, Korean Weekend Activities (May 27th-May 29th), Korea-China Diplomatic Memorial Activities (August 15th), which will be host all at once.
Other events include Taekwondo demonstrations and korean music-related contents, in which Super Junior, BOA, f(x) and others of the sort will be attending with Chinese performers at the Korean Music Festival (May 30th).
Meanwhile, TVXQ’s Yunho is chosen as the representative for Korea at the same event.
T/N: I just wanted to say that this was a hard translation so the name of the event might have been translated wrong. If you know the right names for these “activities,” please PM me and I’ll correct it. Thank you.
The month of April seems to be getting way out of hand with all these comebacks and debuts so of course many fans are getting confused. So here’s the master schedule for you to see and get even more excited!
Rain – comeback album
– special album Back to the Basic scheduled to drop on Apr 7
– announced upcoming special album release via website Mar 15, confirms Apr 1 release & two-month-long promotions
– first Love Story MV teaser revealed on Mar 22
– Han Ye Seul confirmed to star alongside Rain for Love Story MV on Mar 24
– tracklist revealed on Mar 24
– title ballad track The Song That Will Get You confirmed on Mar 25
– second MV teaser for Love Story revealed on Mar 28
– 50-second Love Story audio teaser revealed on Mar 29
– album release & live comeback pushed back to April 7 due to naval ship tragedy & show cancellations
Lee Hyori – comeback album
– 4th album H-Logic scheduled to drop on April 8
– finishes recording album on Mar 2
– Apr 2 comeback date announced on Mar 24
– first concept photo & video teaser released on Mar 28
– tracklist revealed on Mar 31
– Swing audio & MV released on Apr 1
Singer BoA gets kissed by a female fan during her fansigning session.
Currently on various portal sites, photos of BoA looking flustered after being kissed on the cheeks by a middle aged female fan are being circulated by fans and netizens.
A video showing the whole scene was also uploaded on various video sites. Fans who saw the video comment, “Oh my god”, “An embarrassing situation for her since she cannot show that she don’t like it”, “Sexual harrassement”, “I wonder how it will turn out if the fan is a male” etc.
While there were fans who think that this is not appropriate even for a female fan.
I srsly did not think BoA was upset but more like surprised…the people in the background was smiling – not gasping because of this ‘totally inappropriate’ action either. It’s like a motherly thing so people are making a big deal out of nothing again..
Korea’s Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) has announced that they are currently investigating all celebrities bound to SM Entertainment regarding unfair contract terms, suggesting that “a second TVXQ scandal” like event may occur.
According to One Nation’s Jo Moon Hwan, it was revealed that KFTC is investigating cases of unfair contract terms in SME idols such as TVXQ (including Junsu, Changmin and Jaejoong who are currently in legal disputes with their management company), SNSD, Super Junior, etc. for a total of 53 SME celebrities.
Jo Moon Hwan stated that the question and answer document received from KFTC specified investigations for all SME affiliated individuals for reasons related to a delay in taking care of TVXQ’s legal case. KFTC expressed,
“Through this event all celebrities in SME will undergo investigations to see if their contract terms go against the law of established fair contract terms, which is why TVXQ’s legal dispute is being delayed.”
Additionally, the commission said regarding TVXQ’s case, “All related documents will be carefully reviewed and considered for an appropriate outcome,” not revealing at what point the case would be over.
As you readers know, SM Entertainment has recently experienced many difficult trials as three members in TVXQ and Super Junior’s Hankyung underwent legal battles for problematic contract terms such as its 13 year length and unfair distribution of album sale profits.
aww I wonder what happened..Mnet is like one of the largest online music portals in Korea so this is a big shock that SME would stop distributing music there 😦
Today, MNet announced that they would no longer provide streams or downloads of SM artists on their website. Read the notice for more information….
Hello. This is MNet.
Thank you for everyone who uses MNet.com, and now we have something to announce about MNet’s music service.
All of SM Entertainment’s songs.
Information on Discontinuation:
– Streaming: The feature of playing the song on our site will be discontinued.
– Download: The feature of downloading the song on our site will be discontinued.
(You can redownload already purchased songs, however).
March 2nd, 2010
Reason for Discontinuation:
– SM Entertainment has chosen to stop the supply of music through MNet, but MNet will continue to talk with SM to resume providing their albums through our site.
-omitted information about refunds-
We deeply apologize for the inconvenience to MNet’s customers, and will try our best for faster service.
oh dang I’m excited! I have always wanted to see BoA perform in Korea for a long time and now it has come true! >.<
With her 10th debut anniversary coming up, singer BoA will be back in Korea releasing a new album.
Coming 25th August, BoA will release a full-length album in Korea and start promotional activities. This will be her comeback in Korea 5 years since her last album ‘Girls On Top’ released in 2005. And in lieu of her 10th debut anniversary, she wishes to have grand comeback in Korea. Currently, BoA is doing her Japanese concert tour after the release of her 7th Japanese album ‘Identity’ released in February. After the concert tour, she will start preparations for her domestic comeback.
SM Entertainment revealed on 1st March, “2010 is the 10th debut anniversary for BoA. She will release a new album and meet with fans after 5 years since her ‘Girls On Top’ album. The comeback date will be symbolic 25th August.”
For her recent Japanese album, BoA participated as a producer for the first, to better show her own colours and charms in the album. And as for her comeback album, the SM rep said, “There is possibility for BoA to participate as producer for this new album to better showcase her own unique music style. It will be decided through our discussions for the album.”
And as for her American promotions, BoA debuted with the song ‘Eat You Up’ in 2009 and for 2010, the SM rep revealed, “She will continue with her American activities. Even now, Lee SooMan producer is seeing to BoA’s promotions in the States.”
Cr: IlGanSports + Sookyeong
Two days before the album’s actual release date, February 10th, some of BoA’s tracks from her new album has been leaked to the public
aww I remember him from Nodame Cantabile! such a popular Japanese drama haha
Tamaki Hiroshi aka Chiaki Shinichi from Nodame Cantabile (SeungRi’s fav Japanese Drama) talked about BIGBANG, TVXQ, BoA and K-Pop on his recent visit in Seoul that “BIGBANG and Tohoshinki are cool. I want to work here in Korea.” and “I think it’s great that they are having the activities in Japan. Since there aren’t so many Japanese artists have performed in Korea, I hope I can do that in my upcoming concert.”
Tamaki was in Seoul on 29- 31 January, 2010 to promote “Tamaki Hiroshi Live Tour 2009-2010 Alive in Seoul” which will be held in Korea in March 2010. He’s got a large fanbase in Korea and I guess that SeungRi’s one of them?!
How awesome is that? Both are the only Korean artists present and they both grabbed big awards! ^0^
Sometimes I forget how old the Brown Eyed Girls are..srsly, they’re even older than Bi Rain! I’m also surprised that some Suju members are even older than their ‘sunbaes’ DBSK… and lol I used to think Minzy and KARA’s JiYoung were like super young…but not any more =.=;
I think I’m just gonna feel older every day…
Now in the new year, Korean netizens made a new age-chart, this time also featuring the male Kpop idols, ranking them according to their age.
Let’s take a look at who is the youngest and who is the eldests in the idol family.
There are about 127 idol singers plotted in this age chart including:
- Groups: After School, Brown Eyed Girls, Super Junior, 2NE1, Davichi, Dong Bang Shin Ki, SS501, T-ara, Cheon Sang JiHee, 2AM, 2PM, MBLAQ, Big Bang, KARA, WonderGirls, BEAST, UKiss, f(x), 4Minute, SHINee, FT Island, So Nyeo Shi Dae
- Solo: Rain, Se7en, BoA, IU
- Red wording – Eldest in the team
- Blue wording – Youngest in the team
Although BoA’s 7th album “Identity” won’t be out officially until February 10th, audio previews of all 13 tracks have been released on the internet.
From the small previews the songs sound pretty awesome! This album should be a hit, can’t wait to hear it in full. In case you missed it you can check out BoA’s recent MV / PV release for Possibility.
I’m only posting the interesting parts relating to their thoughts on guys, marriage, other SM artists, and whatever else is interesting because this is a looooong interview lol..
-Even though you guys are young, aren’t you guys worry about becoming older?
“When that happens, we will use our secret weapon, Maknae Seohyun. We’ll use her to reduce our average age, right? When f(x)’s member Sullie comes to our waiting room with her pigtails, we would straighten our hair. We just couldn’t stand having the same pigtails”. (Tiffany)
– Aren’t you guys upset that SM launched f(x)
“Since we are singers, we wonder if we lost a good song or dance to them; but it’s not like we are competing with them”. (Sooyoung)
-Which female singer sunbae(senior) do you like?
“Lee Hyori unnie and BoA sunbaenim. Recently, Tiffany was on SBS’ Family Outing. Whenever Lee Hyori sunbaenim messed up and ended up getting the punishments, she wanted to face the punishments with Tiffany. Initially, I didn’t like it but I think she did that so Tiffany would get more screen time. I became thankful for her”. (Sooyoung)
-Unlike Super Junior who do unit promotions frequently, you guys always go on stage with all nine members, right?
“If one member is absent, then we have to practice again. Even if they’re sick, we helped them get up and held hands to practice together”. (Taeyeon)
-Which member will get married first?
BoA needs to comeback to Korea asap! >.< She can’t give all her talents to Japan or the U.S!
After all the noise rackets about DBSK and Super Junior lawsuits, SM is still gonna be hiring…
SM Entertainment, the company that manages BoA, TVXQ and Super Junior, will be holding their “2010 SM Entertainment Global Auditions in Korea” from 16 January to 21 February.
This time, the auditions will be held in 11 regions across the nation, like Seoul, Daejeon, Daegu, Busan, Gwangju, Incheon & Suwon.
SM Entertainment said, “The global auditions which will be held in Asia and the United States, will begin with the auditions held in Korea.” They also said that “the first global auditions was held in 2006, and Super Junior’s Henry and f(x)’s Amber were contracted through these auditions”.
They said that age or nationality does not matter, and the departments that Asian candidates can apply for comprise singing, dancing, acting, modelling and composition.
ah~~ that’s sketchy 😦
In relation to 3 TVXQ members, Junsu, Jaejoong, and Yoochun who filed injunction application to suspend exclusive clause contract, Seoul Court has been collecting all contracts of other singers under SM Entertainment and miraculously, their contract with the agency is completely similar with TVXQ.
SM artists’ contract mostly last for a long period (averagely 10 years), unfair income distribution (50,000,000 won is paid only if the album sold more than 500,000 copies), and penalty termination (3 times of initial investment and 2 times of loss). Many SM idol stars have been in the same shoes as TVXQ for exclusive contract clause.
District Court (first level court) and High Court (second level court) has come to the same conclusion, that the agreement in contract is unfair thus labeled it as “invalid”. However, Supreme Court’s (third level) adjudication has not yet to come. The artist can be said to win the case only if the Supreme Court has agreed to the two court’s adjudication, else it’s not proceed.
CF model Yoo Minho (25) in 2006 had a discord against SM related to exclusive contract as well. Therefore TVXQ’s case in not the first case of an artist having court battle against SM. Even the Yoo Minho’s contract is likely similar with TVXQ contract, which makes it more cliche. Minho’s starting contract period was also close as TVXQ’s, January 3, 2003 (TVXQ is June 30, 2003).
Yoo Minho – SM court battle lasted for 1 year and 6 months in Yoo Minho’s winning with some adjustment clauses, yet she dropped from SM, while the agency influenced the PD of her show to shut down the TV show since she’s no longer worked for SM regardless the good ratings it got.
SM seems to use a standard form in each of its contract therefore it appears that other singes under SM such as Super Junior and SNSD have signed the same contract as TVXQ.
source: sportsseoul + ejungblog
summarized by: sharingyoochun@wordpress
It has been less than two weeks since it has been reported that BoA will be involved in producing her 7th album. However, it seems like it will be difficult to listen to any tracks from her 7th album anytime soon.
Fans all over the world are puzzled and shocked by e-mails from CDJapan, one of the many Japanese retailers of her upcoming album.
The e-mail reads:
I’m sending you this email to let you know that we just received an update
from the Avex informing us that the release of the CD below will be
UNTITLED [CD+DVD / Jacket A]
Release Date: 2010/01/13
Catalog Number: AVCD-23970
No details about the reason for cancellation has been provided.
At this time, there is no indication to show whether or not it might be
released at a later time in the future.
Therefore, it needed to be cancelled from your order **************.
Please write back to this email in case our assistance is needed.
Thank you so much for shopping at CDJapan.
According to the e-mail, BoA’s 7th Japanese album has been cancelled without even an indication of its release on a later date. Does this mean that we may never hear tracks BoA, herself, co-produced?
SM Entertainment seriously needs to make a come back. First, the TVXQ controversy, and now the cancellation of BoA’s album? Maybe this rumored boy-band will mark SM’s comeback into the limelight.
Fans, take pride in your fan clubs!
*also note that these are only registered fanclub members, I’m sure there are wayyy more than the numbers listed below for each group 😉
Despite their #1 unbeatable spot, TVXQ’s official fanclub, Cassiopeia, has decreased in numbers:
DBSK: 797,821 (used to be 800,000+)
Big Bang: 378,859
Lee Hyori: 327,160
Super Junior: 260,156
Lee Jun Ki: 136,066
Wonder Girls: 112,823
FT Island: 112,213
shared by: sweetfig@blogspot + DBSKnights
WOW that’s a list of many many many pretty Korean ladies…I was kinda surprise at the winner after many many many rounds of competition lol
SS501 was on KBS ‘Champagne’ aired on 8th November and leader Kim HyunJoong was featured for the ‘Top 32 Ideal Type WorldCup’ corner where he has to choose his ideal type of woman from the list of female celebrities based just on their looks.
And during one the rounds of elimination, he was faced with having to choose between Lee Hyori and HwangBo – one his ideal type of woman and the other his made-believe wife. He went for Lee Hyori between the 2.
But Lee Hyori was not his chosen ultimate type of ideal type of woman. Go under the cut to find out who he chose eventually.
- Goo HyeSun VS Lee MinJeong – Goo HyeSun
- Han ChaeYeong VS Kim HyunJoo – Han ChaeYeong
- Lee Hyori VS HwangBo – Lee Hyori
- Park ShinHye VS UEE – UEE
- Jessica VS Krystal – Krystal
- SoHee VS SeoHyun – SeoHyun
- CL VS Sandara Park – CL
- Goo Hara VS Nicole – Nicole
- Lee Honey VS Kim JiWoo – Lee Honey
- Han SungJoo VS Shin BongSeon – Han SungJoo
- Kim TaeHee VS Go HyunJeong – Ga HyunJeong
- Han YeSeul VS Han JiHye – Han JiHye
- Kim YunA VS Moon GeunYeong – Kim YunA
- YoonA VS TaeYeon – TaeYeon
- Ivy VS Son DamBi – Son DamBi
- YooBin VS BoA – BoA