In 21st December 2009, Han Geng proposed one-sidedly to Korean Company, SM Entertainment to terminate his contract. It has been a year and the case of contract termination finally had an outcome on the day of Han Geng’s first anniversary being a solo artiste. On his first anniversary, the team of <Music Billboard> carried out an exclusive interview. Han Geng also showed his innermost feelings to <Music Billboard>, revealed the details of the whole case and all the things he went though. He even exposed that he once had suicidal thoughts because he was really stressed out.
SM artists have topped Hanteo’s annual “Singer Award” chart for 2010!
We’ve all heard that Super Junior’s [ex-member] Hankyung has finally won the battle against SME. And that was the final blow to make SM change for the better.
So you might have seen this post elsewhere already because there were polls on these weird shirts all over the place…but only recently did 2NE1’s Minzy, the first girl celeb, wear it. She had the shirt on for the YG Concert recently whereas G-Dragon and and the SHINee mates Key, Jonghyun and Onew has had it for a while now.
But the important question still remains –
On the 26th, SM will release the first album from their new launched ballad project ‘S.M THE BALLAD’ with title “Really Miss You”.
For creating this new project, S.M THE BALLAD will present the best quality ballad songs through participation and collaboration with various singers, not only with SM’s artist.
This project is expected to receive lots of love from many music fan base because of the harmonized ballad which is anticipated to be presented through SM’s excellent producing capability and with various vocal’s colors.
TRAX Jay, Super Junior Kyuhyun, SHInee Jonghyun and also SM’s rookie Jino; all 4 members who have explosive singing capability participate in this first released album. Their various individual vocal’s colors and beautiful harmony with emotional ballad (songs) are enough to mesmerize woman’s heart in this cold winter.
Today on the 13th of April, SM Entertainment made an official announcement regarding their stance on the TVXQ JaeChunSu situation they have been tangled with for the past several months. The tables have now turned – SM Entertainment has revealed that they have filed a lawsuit against the TVXQ trio.
Here is a direct translation of the excerpt from the posted announcement.
SM엔터테인먼트는 동방신기 3인 관련 가처분 결정 이후, 지속적으로 동방신기의 존속을 위해 노력하면서 가처분 이의신청 및 본안 소송을 잠정 보류해 왔습니다.
그러나 3인 측은 당사의 동방신기 활동 요청에 대한 공식적인 입장을 표명하지 않고 있고 일본에서도 동방신기로서의 활동중단이 발표됨에 따라, SM엔터테인먼트는 지난 12일 가처분 결정에 대한 이의신청 및 전속계약 존재확인 등에 관한 본안 소송을 제기하였음을 알려 드립니다.
Hello, this is SM Entertainment.
After receiving a confirmation that the TVXQ trio will be filing an injunction, we SM Entertainment had continuously put our best efforts to keep the group in existence; thus we have delayed this lawsuit on our objection toward the trio.
However, the three are not giving us answers to our request of continuation on such activities, and instead declared to stop all of their activities in Japan. Therefore, we are here to notify that we have filed in a lawsuit on the 12th against the trio, to state our objection toward their provisional disposition of the contract terms and also to verify the contract’s remaining validity.
During a phone call with Newsen on the 13th, Lim Sang Hyuk, the official attorney for JaeChunSu’s side, revealed, “We’ve learned about the lawsuit through the internet, but we haven’t gone through the details yet. We will respond to their action accordingly.”
Until this day, SME has been rather subtle on their take on the lawsuit by Jaejoong, Junsu, and Yoochun. Just recently, the five-member group halted their Japanese activities altogether after the release of their Japanese single Toki o Tomete. Since then, many media source have declared that TVXQ is technically over, as they’ve seemingly split for good.
Of course, the real fate of the trio (and TVXQ in general) still isn’t certain. But with all these negative answers emerging at the moment, things aren’t looking positive.