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YG Entertainment and Avex join forces as YGEX

21 Jul

Korean entertainment company YG Entertainment just revealed its upcoming plans through a press conference. The company will be working together with Japanese label Avex in the future, as both companies are set to unite in the form of a new label called “YGEX”. The creation of this label will bring a bright future for YG artists who’re trying to break into Japan as they’re being backed by one of Japan’s biggest labels. They will, however, not be binding themselves to Asia, but will spread the “YG Pop” sound through the whole world.

The name is “YGEX”, attributing to the collaboration of YG FAMILY “YG” with AVEX “EX”. “EX” also inspired by words like “EXPERIENCE” and “EXCLUSIVE”, carries connotations of it being the one and only label you can experience YG FAMILY.

The collaboration between YG, not bound to just Asia now spreading as a worldwide trend “YG POP”, and AVEX who has always innovated and led the Japanese music scene, is definitely a match up bound to create a new and unpredictable form of entertainment.

YGEX’s official website was also launched during the event and features links to the 5 currently active YG artists Psy, Se7en, 2NE1, Big Bang and Gummy. The site is available in Korean, Japanese and English.

In the meantime it was also revealed that solo singer Gummy will be returning in October with a new release. She will be working together with another YG Family member for her comeback.

Solo singer Se7en will also be making his comeback in the near future, with the release of a new mini album.

Together with all this exciting news, YG also revealed plans for an upcoming YG Family concert in Japan.

Source: YGX, YGLcrazyxcami, @YGLadies and @WeLoveDara
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Inkigayo (Summer Special) Performers List

25 Jun


– Episode 627 –
110626 – 3:40 pm KST (GMT +9)
SBS Inkigayo Summer Special

# Comeback Stage #
– 2PM [Like A Movie + Hands Up]
– 2NE1 [I Am The Best]
– 8eight [Close That Lips]
– Rainbow [Sweet Dream]

# Take 7 #
– Sunny Hill [Midnight Circus]
– FT. Island [Hello Hello]
– Secret [Starlight Moonlight]
– Kim Hyun Jung [Break Down, with Heo Young Saeng – Twist King]
– Boyfriend [Boyfriend + with K. Will – 연예인]
– f(x) [Hot Summer]

# Special Stage #
– Jo Kwon & Girls’ Day [Let’s Go On A Trip]
– MBLAQ [Oh Yeah +
– Sistar [How Dare You + Ma Boy]
– IU & f(x) Luna [Festival]
– Wheesung & G.NA [In Summer]
– Kim Hyun Jung & Heo Young Saeng [Twist King]

# Fresh Music #
– A Pink [It Girl]

# Road Safety Campaign Song – A Pink #

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Member of B1A4’s Twitter Account

9 Jun

Twitter

@B1A4_JINYOUNG

@B1A4_CNU

@BARO920905

@SANDEUL920320

@B1A4_gongchan

Boyfriend

9 Jun

It’s new South Korea’s Boyband from Starship Entertainment (same company where K.Will and Sistar work), their first debuted on M!Net Countdown May 26th 2011 with single “Boyfriend”. Each members appeared on their sunbae’s MV before their debuted.

Jo Twins (Kwangmin and Youngmin) played role as students on MBC‘s Daily Sitcom “All My Love“

M!Countdown Video Debut

Member Profile

Name : Kim Dong Hyun (김동현)
Age: 21
Birthday : 1989.02.12
Height : 178 cm
Weight : 60 kg
Speciality: Knows Japanese
Educational Background : MyeongJi University – Musical Science
– Leader + hyung of the group

“I can’t see myself doing anything else. I want to become a singer with a huge influence on teenagers.” Donghyun, becomes the oldest member during trainee in Starship Entertainment, he was being trainee 6 years.


Name : Sunho / Hyun Seong (현성)
Birthday : 1993.06.09
Educational Background : Young Dong High School


Name : Lee Jeong Min (이정민)
Birthday : 1994.01.02
Educational Background : Seoul Music High School
Age : 17Star
Sign : Capricorn


Name : Jo Kwang Min (조광민)
Birthday : 1995.04.24
Height : 180 cm
Educational Background : School of Performing Arts Seoul
– The older brother from the twins
– Appeared as student on MBC‘s Daily Sitcom “All My Love“
– Appeared on Sistar‘s “Push – Push” MV


Name : Jo Young Min (조영민)
Birthday : 1995.04.24
Height : 180 cm
Educational Background : School of Performing Arts Seoul
– The younger brother from the twins
– Appeared as student on MBC‘s Daily Sitcom “All My Love“
– Appeared on Sistar‘s “Push – Push” MV


Name : No Min Woo (노민우)
Birthday : 1995.07.31
Height : 174 cm
Educational Background : School of Performing Arts Seoul
– Appeared as student on MBC‘s Daily Sitcom “All My Love“
– Appeared on K.Will‘s “Can’t Open Up My Lips” MV
-= DISCOGRAPHY =-
1st Single Album – Boyfriend
01. Let’s Get It Started (Intro)

02. Boyfriend (Title Song)

03. You & I

Credit : korea.com

Brazil’s 28th Festival of Nations to showcase Korean culture

26 May

With South American fans showing their excitement in the possibilities of SM Town coming to their cities this summer, its not surprised this year’s Brazil’s 28th Festival of Nations has extended an invitation to Korea to introduce its culture.

Brazil’s 28th Festival of Nations will be held at Piracicaba in Sao Paulo. The festival has also invited other countries such as Portugal, Italy, France, and Japan. For this year’s festival, Korea will be representing what it is known best for, its cuisine with bulgogi and bimbimbap. In addition to its cuisine, it will also introduce the traditional culture.

A Korean Film Weekend will also be held at the Sao Paulo Cultural Center in July, giving Korea another opportunity to show off its culture to Brazilians.

Source: Chosun Ilbo
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BEAST to release “Fiction And Fact” Limited Edition album

23 May

BEAST released their first full length album on May 17th and successfully topped the charts with their title track, “Fiction,” and their previously released ballad track, “On Rainy Days.” This week, BEAST had their comeback performances on M! Countdown, Music Bank, Music Core, and Inkigayo. For their comeback performances, they performed a combination of “The Fact”, “Fiction”, and “On Rainy Days.”

Cube Entertainment has made a lot of announcements this month, like BEAST’s official color of dark gray, and this time they have something else for fans to enjoy.

BEAST will be releasing a special Limited Edition of their first full length album, “Fiction And Fact.” The limited edition will include new pictures, three piece fashion cap buttons, and a special t-shirt.

Source: @B2STRISING
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JYPE to design official 2PM lightstick named by fans

23 May

With BEAST getting their official color earlier this month, we can expect to see dark grey oceans at their performances. But for fans of 2PM, they’ll now be able to show their support in a new way.

An event hosted by the official Hottest Fancafe on YOZM was launched today with this notice:

“Surprise event! Please give 2PM’s official light stick a name. In the reaction comments, we will be selecting 2 people who have suggested a name and will be giving them the 2PM photobook as a present. The event is until 9PM today.~^^ (Even if the name has been chosen, it may not be used as the official name for the light stick)”

Will you be purchasing their official lightstick when it is released?

Sources: 2oneday and Hottest YOZM
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Boy Friend Member Profiles and Photoshoot

19 May


Member Profiles

Name: Kim Donghyun
Age: 21
Birthday: TBA
Speciality: Knows Japanese
“I can’t see myself doing anything else. I want to become a singer with a huge influence on teenagers.” Donghyun, being the eldest in the trainee bunch has been a trainee at Starship Entertainment for around 6 years now.
He Appeared in SISTAR’s PUSH PUSH and as backup dancer for KWILL.

Name: No Minwoo (노민우)
Age: 15
Birthday: July 31st, 1995
Position: Rapper
Specialities: Acting, Hapikdo & Swimming
Appearances:
– KBS1’s “My Sweetheart, My Darling” (2005) *He was a minor character
– SBS’s “Ghost Pang Pang” (2007) *Appeared as Kim Chul Doo (김철두)
– KBS2’s “Wife and Woman” [AKA Windy City] (2008) *Appeared as Kwon Seung Il (권승일)
– SBS’s “Amnok River Flows / Yalu River Flows” (2008) *Appeared as the adolescent stage of Mirok Li
– Eleventh Mom (2007) (Movie)
– Mother (2007) (Movie)

Name: Jo Youngmin (조영민)
Age: 15
Birthday: April 24th, 1995
The youngest twin, and along with his
brother both share experiences in acting and performing. He starred
as a student on ALL MY LOVE with his brother and Minwoo.

Name: Jo Kwangmin 조광민
Age: 15
Birthday: April 24th, 1995
The eldest twin. He appeared in SISTAR’s PUSH PUSH music video along with Donghyun and his brother, Youngmin. Apart from that he’s also been seen as a back-up dancer for K.Will.

More information about Sunho and Jungmin hasn’t been revealed yet. As a bonus member Minwoo revealed a dance video of himself earlier this month.

Minwoo, Kwangmin & Jungmin

Sunho, Youngmin & Donghyun

Minwoo

Sunho, Donghyun, Youngmin & Minwoo

Source: SportsKorea, StarShipTV and fuckyeahboifriend
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SM Entertainment Considering Adding Another Round For SM Town Paris

3 May


SM Entertainment is reportedly considering adding one more round to the SM Town Live in Paris scheduled in June.
On May 1 (local time), about 300 K-pop fans gathered at the Le musee de l’ouvre and did a flashmob asking SM to add “One More Date” for the sold out SM Town concert in Paris.
SM said on May 2, “K-pop fans in other European countries as well as in France participated in the flashmob for “another round” of the concert. The local fans’ response to the first SM Town concert in Europe is so passionate we are now checking our artists’ schedules to add one more round.”
Tickets for the SM Town Live World Tour in Paris were sold out in 15 minutes after the ticket sale started.
The fans who failed to get a ticket gathered at the Le musee de l’ouvre with pickets for “One More Date” and danced to Super Junior’s Sorry Sorry, TVXQ’s Mirotic, SHINee’s Replay, and so on.
As illegal tickets are traded at an inflated price, members of Korean Connection, a French K-pop fanclub, has collected signatures for another round of the concert on the facebook.
People in the K-pop industry said, “With the development of digital media, a new paradigm has been made for distributing and consuming contents through Youtube, twitter, facebook, or I-tunes. This is a case to prove that K-pop is consumed and valued even without local promotion.”
You could see the flashmob video here :

[from kukinews]
Trans by jujugal
cr video : djhuygens
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POWERHOUSE and Ticketmaster reveal seating charts for JYJ’s North American stops

16 Apr

https://kpopislandrocks.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post-new.phpAlong with the dates and locations for JYJ’s North American leg of their 2011 World Tour, the seating charts for the Vancouver, Newark, Los Angeles and San Jose stops have also been revealed.

Official ticket sales will begin at NOON (PST) on Saturday, April 16, 2011 for all stops but Vancouver, whose sales begin April 19th at 12:00PM PST, at the designated online and offline outlets for both Powerhouse and Ticketmaster.

Will you be purchasing tickets for this tour?

Vancouver (Rogers Centre)

Newark (Prudential Arena)

Los Angeles (NOKIA Theatre)

San Jose (Event Center at San Jose State University)

Source: Ticket Master
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