Hite Beer is definitely going places because after theirPower of Beer campaign, they are launching another campaign with an ensemble of top singers.
For their new marketing campaign centered around their S Beer or Stylish Beer, Hite has roped in popular girl group Brown Eyed Girls together with divas Baek Ji Young and Ivy to form an awesome team together.
Their marketing campaign will involve a Queen of Beer national tour where the six of them will put on a showcase in Seoul, Busan and Kwangju from May 14th.
And for their photoshoot held jointly with InStyle, the girls really glam it up on set with their black dresses and smoky makeup.
The marketing VP for Hite, Shin Eun Ju said, “We want to show our consumers that S Beer is not just a beer. It is a fashion icon where it adds beauty and style to your sophisicated lifestyle at parties, etc. We believe that the Brown Eyed Girls, Ivy and Baek Ji Young have that special something to complement our branding.
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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
SBS Inkigayo live performances are added!
Song: SNSD’s “Look At Tomorrow” (SBS Logo Song)
Special Spotlight: Super Junior’s YeSung & Sungmin talks about “Hong Gildong” musical (subbed)
Live perfs (Inkigayo 100124): 2AM’s “Intro” & “Never let you go” + C.N BLUE’s “I’m a loner” + TRAX’s “Let You Go” +After School’s “Because of You” (remix) + ZE:A’s “Mazeltov” + Eun Ji Won’s “Siren” + T-ara’s “Like the first time” + Rainbow’s “Not Your Girl” + SeeYa, Davichi, T-ara’s “Wonder Woman” + Ivy’s “Goodbye tears” + Shoo’s “Other than me” + HyunA feat. BEAST Junhyung’s “Change” + Gavy NJ’s “Sunflower” + 2AM’s Interview + 2PM’s Taecyeon & Wooyoung MC cuts + After School WINS!
SBS Inkigayo live performances are added!
MV: Lisa feat. Ji Yoon’s “Shall we get married”
Show Spotlight: BEAST sings “Mystery” acapella version
Live perfs (Inkigayo 100117): 2PM’s “Tired of Waiting” + 2PM’s “Heartbeat” + SHINee’s “JoJo” + SHINee’s “Ring Ding Dong” (remix) + HyunA feat. BEAST JunHyung’s “Change” + C.N BLUE’s “I’m a loner” + ZE:A’s “Mazeltov” + SeeYa, Davichi, T-ara’s “Wonder Woman” + Rainbow’s “Not your girl” + F.Cuz’s “Jiggy” + T-ara’s “Bo Peep Bo Peep” + Eun Ji Won’s “Siren” + Brian’s “My Girl” + BEAST’s “Mystery” (remix)+ Ivy’s “Goodbye tears” + IU’s “Marsmallow” + Lisa feat. Ji Yoon’s “Shall we get married” + 2PM’s Taecyeon & Nickhun MC Cuts + C.N BLUE interview+ T-ara WINS TRIPLE CROWN MUTIZEN!
You go girl! but she gotta find the culprit first =.=;
Since Ivy’s comeback, she has been slammed with bad luck and her recent streak of it comes in the form of identity theft.
Ivy revealed that on the 14th, she turned in a form to the Seoul Kangnam Police declaring that she will press charges on the netizen who hacked into her information.
Ivy’s agency has released a warning addressing the thief, “To the netizen who has released and abused Ivy’s identification number, we will press full charges against him or her.”
Apparently, the netizen who had stolen Ivy’s identification number changed the passwords to her various accounts on blogs and shopping sites. In addition, the netizen used her information to make accounts on different adult sites and took photos accusing Ivy of looking at porn.
Her agency also said, “To block anymore damage, we have decided to press charges. Seeing how this netizen had used Ivy’s personal information so easily without any guilt or second thoughts, we have decided to warn the netizens to think about doing such actions by enforcing a full investigation.”
On her show Ivy Back, she successfully completed a bungee jump attempt. A report published a photo of her certificate, but failed to blur out her identification number. The picture was published online and it circulated rapidly.
Later the photo blurred out the numbers, but the damage has already been done. Ivy’s agency is in the process of taking legal actions against the reporter as well as the netizens who are spreading Ivy’s identification number.
SBS Inkigayo live performances are added! Happy Sunday! ^^
MVs: Gilme feat. Jung Yup’s “Why You & Me” + Zia’s “Like her” & “Have a drink”
Live perfs (Inkigayo 011010): Jewelry’s “Love Story” (goodbye stage) + 4Minute HyunA ft. BEAST Junhyung’s “Change” + F.Cuz’s “Jiggy” + 2PM’s “Tired of waiting” + BEAST’s “Mystery” + After School’s “Because of You” + SHINee’s “Jojo” + T-ara’s “Bo Peep Bo Peep” + Eun Ji Won’s “Siren” + Younha’s “Broke up today” + Gummy’s “Will It Snow for Christmas?” + Ivy’s “Goodbye Tears” + EUN’s “Why not” + Jung Suk’s “Love to Swallow” + Wooyoung and Junho MC Cuts + BEAST do Digital Music Chart + T-ara WINS!
Careless reporters are just so dumb at times..
With news that singer Ivy’s ID number was leaked online, the source of leakage DC Inside comedy program Gallery experienced excess of traffic and server downtime. A photo revealing Ivy’s ID number was posted up on the site on 10th January and with that Ivy’s personal information has been leaked online as well.
Ivy attempted the bungee jump on Mnet ‘Ivy Back’ recently, the problem was magnified when the reporter published a photo the certificate certifying that Ivy has succeeded in the bungee jump attempt. The reporter did not mosaic out Ivy’s ID number on the photo and just published the photo, and the photo was circulated rapidly online instantly.
Even though the photo was mosaic-ed later, netizens have already made captures of the earlier photo and posted them up on DCInside. With that, netizens have continued with leaking out Ivy’s personal information. Some netizens even hacked into community sites and portal sites with her ID number.
Ivy’s company said, “We will be taking legal actions against the reporter and also netizens who leaked out the personal informatio of Ivy. We will also be hiring cyber crime investigators and will be taking legal actions against any netizens who will use Ivy’s ID number to do hacking.”
Although I bet that SNSD will win this (as we can see, they won 6 awards at the supposedly ‘fair’ Melon Music Awards), it’ll be fun to see who will come out on top – veterans and rookies alike ^^
The nominee list for upcoming 19th High1 Seoul Music Awards 2010 has been revealed!
Said to be one of the Korean popular music award ceremonies established by Sports Seoul in the 1990s which contributed to many other award ceremonies later on, the 19th Seoul Music Awards awarding the best singers of year 2009 will be held on 3rd February 2010.
Nominated for BonSang:
Baek Ji Young
Brown Eyed Girls
Kim Tae Woo
Lee Seung Gi
Park Hyo Shin
Lee Seung Chul
Im Chang Jung
Nominated for Newcomer award:
1.2NE1 – 1st Mini Album
2.G Dragon – Heartbreaker Album
3.Davichi – Davichi In The Wonderland
4.Various Artists – BOF OST
5.BEG – 3rd Album
6.SNSD – Gee Mini Album
7.2PM – Time For Change
8.Big Bang – Remember Album
9.SG Wannabe – 6th Album
10.MC Mong – 5th Album
12. Infinity Challenge – Infinity Challenge album (?)
13. KARA – Revolution
14. Super Junior – Sorry, Sorry
14. SNSD – Tell Me Your Wish (Genie) EP
15. Outsider – Maestro
16. 2PM – 1:59 PM
17. 4Minute – For Muzik (EP)
18. Park Hyo Shin – Gift – Part 1
19. V.O.S – Routine Free
20. SS501 – Rebirth
21. Drunken Tiger – Feel ghood Muzik: The 8th Wonder
22. 8eight – The Golden Age
23. FT Island – Cross & Change
24. K.Will – Dropping the Tears
25. Zia – Orchestra (EP)
26. Lee Seung Gi – Shadow
27. Ivy – Be..
28. SHINee – 2009, Year Of Us (EP)
29. 2NE1 – Fire (Digital Single)
30. December – Yeojaneun nappeun namjareul johwahanda
Chart shared by ygladies + Translated by kpoprants@wp
Awesome clips from SNSD’s 1st live concert + SBS Inkigayo live performances are added!
Specials: DBSK performs “Stand By U” on Music Japan Christmas Special + SNSD Yuri performs Ciara’s “1,2 Step” with f(x) Amber + SNSD Jessica & SHINee Key sings “Barbie Girl” + SNSD Yuri & YoonA do the Chu~ dance
Live perfs (Inkigayo 092009): Younha’s “Broke up today” + T-ara’s “Bo Peep Bo Peep” + K.will’s “Miss, miss, and miss” + After School’s “Because of You” + SHINee’s “JoJo” + Eun Ji Won’s “Siren” + Mblaq’s “G.O.O.D Luv” + 2NE1 CL & Minzy’s “Please Don’t Go” + Brian’s “My Girl” + Ivy’s “Goodbye Tears” + Jewelry’s “Love Story” + Lyn’s “True Story” + SeeYa’s “His Voice” + December’s “True love” + Yurisanja’s “Bad Boy” + BEAST Yoseob & Hyunseung do digital music chart + After School WINS!
Netizens: “Gyuri, Goo Hara, Yoona, Jessica, Sandara Park, Seung Ri, Sohee, Taecyeon, Nichkhun, Chansung, Super Junior, Minho, Hyung Joon… are you listening?”
Singer Ivy shared an unobstructed word of advice for her hoobaes (juniors) on an episode of her own reality show on M.net IVY BACK that aired on the 16th.
Having successfully graduated from Seoul’s Dongduk Women’s University, Ivy returned to the stage alongside her hoobaes who also aspire to become singers. The performer lent a word of advice to them: “If you can sing, be a singer, but if you can’t, don’t. If you don’t heed my advice, I will punish you.”
She added, “When I see an aspiring singer who can’t sing, I feel like that the person only wants to become a singer to become a celebrity.”
Even netizens, who are the bane of all Korean celebrities’ existence, agreed with Ivy:
“[Son] Dambi, Ivy is calling for you~~”
“Honestly, Ivy sounds good live. I’m neither an anti or a fan, but I think she’s right…”
“This kind of advice can only be given by a capable person like Ivy herself…”
“Gyuri (KARA), Goo Hara (KARA), Yoona (SNSD), Jessica (SNSD), Sandara Park (2NE1), Seung Ri (Big Bang), Sohee (Wonder Girls), Taecyeon (2PM), Nichkhun (2PM), Chansung (2PM), Super Junior, Minho (SHINee), Hyung Joon (SS501)… are you listening?”
okay netizens..I only agree with HALF of the singers you listed. Taecyeon, Nickhun, Super Junior (Kyuhyun at least mkay?) CAN sing! geez and Son Dambi CAN sing too! =.=;
but I totally know what Ivy mean…some singers really just want to become singers to get fame 😦
SBS Inkigayo live performances are added!
BEAST + 2PM at the end = LOVE. and I love love love Beast’s new song “Mystery”!! the neck dance is so cool! haha
MVs: Delight’s “Happy birthday to me” + Delight’s “Second Ideal Type, Does like that, Hedgehog’s Dilemma” (3 MVs in one)
Special: Beast’s mananger selfcam (subbed)
Live perfs (Inkigayo 091213): Eun Ji Won’s “Out of Control” + Eun Ji Won’s “Siren” + Brian feat. Supreme Team’s “My Girl” + 2PM’s “Heartbeat” + f(x)’s “Chu~♡” + After School’s “Because of You” + U-Kiss’ “Man Man Ha Ni” + IU’s “Marshmallow” + SHINee’s “JoJo” + Secret’s “I want you back” + T-ara’s “Bo Peep Bo Peep” + Taeyang’s “Wedding Dress” + 2NE1 CL & Minzy’s “Please Don’t Go” + JYP’s “No love no more” + Mblaq’s “G.O.O.D Luv” + BEAST’s “Mystery” + Ivy’s “Goodbye Tears” + Beast’s YoSeob & IU do Digital ranking chart + 2PM WINS!
I’m kinda disappointed 2NE1 did not win the Digital BonSang Award…their mini-album was truly one of the best if not the best this year 😦
DISK DAESANG AWARD
Winner: Super Junior
Apparently, since K-Hottests started it, we international Hottests have to finish it!
This was captured on Nov. 24th – 2:30 AM Pacific Time by kpoprants@wp
“The photoshoot aims to bring awareness as well as educate the public about AIDS”…I don’t know anything about that statement but the shoot is quite intense…and Brown Eyed Girls remind me of KISS (yes, the American rock band).
Brown Eyed Girls
Some of the biggest musicians in Korea have come together for a photoshoot for markeup brand MAC.
There are in total 10 musician teams who participated in this ‘Viva Glam’ photoshoot – Kim TaeWoo, Bada, Park JungAh, Baek Ji Young, Brown Eyed Girls, Ivy, In Sooni, Clazziquai, Jaurim Kim YoonAhn-Kim Hyung Gyu and Tiger JK-Yoon MiRae.
That’s kinda sad considering she was bashed on numerous of times before due to scandals, rumors, and what not…
Ivy was getting attacked by 2PM fans, specifically Nichkhun’s on her Cyworld minihompy. We thought it was just another minor fangirl rage moment, but the continued harassment has finally gotten to Ivy.
Ivy has now shut down her Cyworld minihompy and on the main title it says, “Thank you Hottests! I will shut down my minihompy for a while.”
With that said, Ivy definitely had no intentions of angering Nichkhun’s fans with the performance. Not only that, but it wasn’t even her idea. It should be blatantly obvious that Mnet wanted to grab more viewers by putting an idol group and a sexy singer up on stage together – but as usual, fangirls are insane.
However, she was not alone in this. 2AM’s Changmin showed his support for Ivy by wrtiting on her Cyworld:
I’m trying to find as much (HQ vids) as I can for you guys so be patient! 🙂
I also posted the whole show (6 parts) if you want to watch the whole thing 😉
See the full winners list here.
2NE1 – “I Don’t Care” Musical
2PM & JYP – Intro + Heartbeat + Again & Again
Yea they need to draw the line between “sexy” and plain “skanky”…this is Korea after all =.=;
Singer Ivy has angered many netizens with her sexy joint performance with 2PM Nich Khun on 2009 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) on 21st November.
The concept of her performance that day was ‘vampire concept’ and she was seen clad in a white dress, showing her a very sexy cleavage, and putting up a dance performance which was involved much skinship with Nich Khun.
And all these while many fans from different parts of Asia are watching closely to. After MAMA ended, many netizens have visited Ivy’s minihompy and left comments like “I was watching this with my family and I felt embarrassed”, “Even though it may be the concept, the outfit is too revealing” etc
Other netizens’ responses:
* “I was watching this alone and I thought ‘Oh no, poor Nich Khun’.”
* “Goodbye for Ivy”
* “Did she go under the knife for her boobs?”
* “So you guys want her to wear HanBok and dance to some fan dance instead?”
* “But the way I see it, the performance was really over the board. Even if it is some other male celebrity, she will just get bashed like that”
* “But how come Baek Ji Young did not get bashed for working with TaekYeon for their collaborate song?”
* “If there is too much hating, how can our country develop in terms of concert culture?”
These are much too different than I expected but I’m happy with most of the results overall. Congratz to all the winners and nominees too! You guys have made me proud as a Kpop fan! 😀
Live performances can be found HERE.
Best New Male Artist: Supreme Team
Best New Female Artist: 2NE1
Fans have been expressing their surprise over the expected MAMA stage between 2PM and Ivy. After switching their name to MAMA after 10 years of being MKMF, MAMA revealed plans on having Ivy and 2PM have a joint performance as part of a surprise event stage.
Although some have been showing curiosity with comments such as “Is this true?” and “I wonder what’s going to happen,” the general reaction from fans seem to be negative, after the performance shown by TOP and Lee Hyori last year. “They better not do something like last year’s concert,” and “It may be their own business but I can’t accept this!”
MAMA will take place on the 21st at Jamshil Stadium.
Taec & Chansung better not be kissing anyone or I’m gonna be maaadd…
After having pulled in great attention with TOP and Lee Hyori’s kiss at least year’s year end ceremonies, the special stage this year has been revealed to be between 2PM and Ivy.
MAMA has stated that there will be a surprise stage with these two singers. With the shocking kiss that took place last year, many are expecting the chemistry between Ivy and 2PM to be a step higher in an effort to attract the same, if not more, attention.
2PM is not only the sexiest male group of the year, but Ivy is the returning ‘Sexy Queen,’ making the anticipation for their stage that much greater. Many are translating this stage as the meeting of 2009’s sexiest icons.
With SM artists boycotting and the withdrawal of SS501, Son Dambi, and etc, the public has been wondering whether MAMA could pull off a successful ceremony. Amongst the controversy, the stage between 2PM and Ivy is receiving that much more anticipation and expectations.
CREDITS: ASIAE(SOURCE); hazyfiasco@2ONEDAY(TRANS)
SS501 Kim Hyun Joong has been chosen number 1 as the singer whom Korean netizens want to give a winter scarf.
Music website Bugs held a poll ‘Who is the singer whom I want to give a gift of winter scarf to?’ and Kim Hyun Joong gained the 1st place with 36% of the votes.
Kim Hyun Joong has returned to his fans as a member of SS501, after recovering from H1N1. Kim Hyun Joong is not only a singer, but also excels as an entertainer, taking a role with Hwangbo in MBC ‘We got married’. In addition, he acted the role of Yoon JiHoo in perfection in the popular drama ‘Boys Over Flowers’, gaining recognition for his acting.
-others omitted, summary below-
SHINEE’s MinHo was ranked 2nd after the tough competition with Kim Hyun Joong.
The wait is over!
Download MV Mp4here: Mediafire [HD]
Also, 2PM will be singing ‘I hate you’ along with the title track of their latest album, ‘Heartbeat’, at Mnet Concert on Nov. 12th, instead of the 13th as previously posted. Fans have been showing interest because this will be the first stage since Jaebum’s leave.
‘Oh~ Good! Concert’ will also feature MBLAQ, Beast, Ivy, SeeYa, Wheesung, Park Hyoshin, and etc.
Since it is the day of the college entrance exams for high school seniors, Mnet said that this stage is especially in support of the test takers. It will be shown at 7 PM with Hyunyoung as the MC.
CREDITS: EDAILY(SOURCE); hazyfiasco@2ONEDAY(TRANS)
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