[TRANS] 140310 Girls Generation-TVXQ-Shin Dong Yeob-SHINee Show Their Support For SM Labelmate Lee Dong Woo


Girls Generation, TVXQ, Shin Dong Yeob, and Kim Byung Man, as well as the rest of the SM family, have all stepped up to show their support for Lee Dong Woo.

On the 8th, Lee Dong Woo successfully held the first performance of his play ‘Superman of My Heart’, the last installment of his ‘Superman Project’. Fellow labelmates, such as Girls Generation, TVXQ, Shing Dong Yeob and Kim Byung Man, wrote messages of support for him.

The released photo shows Girls Generation, TVXQ, SHINee, Shin Dong Yeob, Kim Byung Man and Hong Rok Ki smiling and holding messages of support for ‘Superman of My Heart’.

Girls Generation, Super Junior, SHINee and Lee Yeon Hee also left messages of support in a video through SM Entertainment’s official YouTube channel, expressing their excitement for the new play.

The play depicts the story of a famous actor who loses his eyesight in a car accident, having to set aside his dreams and go back to his hometown to set up a supermarket. There, his 10-year-old daughter, who he didn’t know existed, appears in front of his eyes. Lee Dong Woo plays the role of Sung Goo as he transforms from a man with no dreams to a true father.

‘Superman of My Heart’ will be held from now till the 6th of April.

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[TRANS] 131101 TVXQ-Girls’ Generation-EXO Come Together To Recreate SHINee’s ‘Everybody’


The singers of SM Entertainment have gotten together to recreate ‘Everybody’.

On the 1st, a video of singer such as TVXQ, Super Junior, EXO and Girls’ Generation performing the key dance moves of SHINee’s ‘Everybody’ was released on SM’s official YouTube channel.

The video showed the singers of SM showering their praise for SHINee and the song, and following the dance moves that mirror Detective Gazette, helicopter propellers and a man playing a flute.

Super Junior’s Eun Hyuk had everyone laughing when he stuck his tongue out and acted like a clown, while Girls’ Generation gave it their all to support SHINee. TVXQ’s Max Changmin followed the powerful dance moves with a strawberry hat on his head, while U-Know Yunho set aside his charisma and got his body moving.

Meanwhile, SHINee’s ‘Everybody’ has been sweeping the music charts of various televised music programs.

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[TRANS] 130822 53 Korean Idol Groups Are Nominated For The Hallyu 10th Anniversary Japanese Music Awards


53 Korean idol groups, including TVXQ and Girls’ Generation, have been nominated for the Hallyu 10th Anniversary Japanese Music Awards, which will be held in Chiba, Japan in October.

According to Oricon, a ‘Hallyu 10th Anniversary Awards’ awards ceremony will take place at the International Convention Hall in Chiba, Japan on the 9th of October to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Hallyu Wave. The committee in charge of the awards ceremony will hold a poll from the 22nd till the 30th of September for boy bands, girl groups, and female and male solo artistes, to choose the top 5 groups in each category.

The nominees for the boy band category came to a total of 33 teams including INFINITE, AJAX, EXO, Epic High, FT Island, MBLAQ, CN BLUE, JYJ, SHINee, SHU-I, SHinhwa, Super Junior, ZE:A, Choshinsung, TEEN TOP, 2AM, 2PM, TVXQ, NU’EST, B.A.P, B2ST, B1A4, Big Bang, VIXX, Boyfriend and U-Kiss.

The girl group category had a total of 20 nominees including Jewelry, After school, A Pink, f(x), Girls Day, KARA, SECRET, SISTAR, Girls’ Generation, Davichi, Dalshabet, T-ara, 2NE1, 4Minute, Brown Eyed Girls, Miss A, Rainbow, and the Wondergirls.

The male solo category includes Psy, Se7en, Rain and Kim Bum Soo while the female solo category includes IU, Gummy, Ailee, BoA and Wax.

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[News] 130501 K-Pop Celebrity Siblings Spotlight: Stars Run in the Family

[News] 130501 K-Pop Celebrity Siblings Spotlight: Stars Run in the Family

How many star siblings are there and who are they? We will explore the star-studded families here.

In K-pop, there is quite a number of sibling celebrities. Their so-called star genes are often the subject of the public’s envy as an average person’s family picture pales in comparison to that of self-radiating celebrity families. So how many star siblings are there and who are they? We will explore the star-studded families here.

The Actor-Actress Families

Kim Tae Hee and Lee Wan have both had great acting careers. Kim Tae Hee, after debuting in 2000 as an advertising model, gained a lot of momentum in the widely popular ‘Stairway to Heaven’ and has continued to build a great track record as one of the most beautiful actresses in Korea. Lee Wan, initially relegated to a title of Kim Tae Hee’s younger brother, gradually marked his territory as a talented actor in film industries as well as the small screen.

Um Jung Hwa and Um Tae Woong are also well-known celebrity siblings. Um Jung Hwa has enjoyed a great deal of success as a singer in her 20s and early 30s and now as an actress in the big screen. The brother, Um Tae Woong, made his mark with his work in ‘Resurrection’ back in 2005 and began to elevate his career.

JYJ’s Yoochun and Yoohwan are known as the good-looking brothers. Yoochun, has ventured out to acting and established himself as a well-balanced actor who can spearhead a drama.

The Idol Group Families

Girls’ Generation’s Jessica and f(x)’s Krystal are probably the best-known siblings. Often called the ‘beautiful Jungs,’ they are both members of top-notch girl-groups.

2NE1′s Dara and MBLAQ’s Thunder are also siblings. After spending their childhood in the Philippines, Dara paved the way for her brother as she got selected to become an idol trainee through a survival audition program and eventually became a member of 2NE1.

Last but not least, there are the Gwangmin-Youngmin twins of Boyfriend. With pretty facial feature, they have build a respectable fan base with their group, Boyfriend.

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[Review] 120928 The Unforgettable Night of SMTOWN World Tour III in Jakarta

[Review] 120928 The Unforgettable Night of SMTOWN World Tour III in Jakarta

The night of SMTOWN World Tour III in Jakarta started young; fans mobbed the entire area of the concert venue, Gelora Bung Karno a day before and more even joined in enjoy the concert from the outside for they held no tickets. This is the largest K-pop concert thus far held in Indonesia, and fans from all over the nation came to watch, more with their parent, or with a group of friends that shares the same passion through fanclubs.

This was truly a hard one for me, how could I ever encapsulate a night worth of tears, joy, happiness of all the audience present, who has literally fought their way through by purchasing tickets, flown to the city, and be welcomed by another mob of traffic, heat, and unsightly entrance? SMTOWN clearly has made its permanent mark that fans will be more devoted than ever to their favourites, and the new ones will come to appreciate and learn more in this new popular culture

 As scheduled on time at 6:30PM for the concert to start with no delay, due to the artiste’s tight schedule for their same night flight.Colors of green, blue, yellow and red dominantly filled the dark evening; fans vigorously holding their light sticks to all the artists that appear – that didn’t make any difference for the mega stage was prepared with lighting that spotlighted all over the stadium. Posters of all the SM Entertainment artists decorated around with the iconic SM mascot backdrop. Fans chanted all the names, chorus, took photos together, and shrieked to the videos playing. It was a stupefying sight for even before 6:30 strikes, everyone was in the greatest fever of K-pop, and nothing can stop the sporadic euphoria, even to people not at the concert nor venue, to need to know what was going on. I was part of it as soon as I was 20KM away from the stadium perimeters, a welcoming traffic jam of Jakarta thanks to the concert.

Aptly opened by f(x)Hot Summer’, the weather in Jakarta was feverish and literally hot, they continued on with a warning of danger with ‘Pinocchio’. The level of excitement was deafening with chants and fans, especially when Victoria wishes to return to Indonesia soon! On the other hand, Amber is truly a favourite among the stadium. Unfortunately, due to the SBS drama ‘To The Beautiful You’, Sulli was not present, and so becomes Minho of SHINee.

The SM director and former H.O.T. member Kangta swooned the crowd after with a ballad ‘Remember’, and everyong immediately lowed down their voices to enjoy the slow beat. He made the crowd go mad with his simple Indonesian greeting of “Hello indonesia! Selamat malam, saya Kangta… Mantap!” (Hello Indonesia, good evening. My name is Kangta… Super!). He returned the crowd’s loud energy with ‘Breaka, Shaka‘ before switching the stage with a trio collaboration stage of f(x) Amber, SHINee Key and EXO Kris of Far East Movement’s ‘Like A G6′!

If anyone expects only performances within groups, prepare to view a different preparation for SM TOWN celebrates all the SM artistes within their company and to create special stages found no where else. So who had expected the beautiful sisters of f(x) Krystal and SNSD Jessica partied out with Katy Perry’s ‘California Girls‘; TVXQ! Changmin and Super Junior Kyuhyun in Bruno Mars’ ‘Just the Way You Are‘ where a fan was invited to be serenaded by the two; TaeTiSeo trio ‘DJ Got Us Falling In Love Again’ featuring D.O, Luhan, Sehun, and Chanyeol EXO for a start. Even without vocals, Victoria and Tao did a Chinese dance featuring their talent of flexibility and traditional martial arts from China. The collaboration stages flutters all fans across the stadium and it was all unexpected!

The game was on for the new youngest group, EXO-K and EXO-M to perform their two powerful single hits, History and MAMA. They looked as in par like all the other seniors in SM, and showed their promising energy and power to continue on to the rise of the Hallyu wave with their two groups of Korean and Mandarin.Short but sweet, they greeted a little in Indonesian and the reaction was wild and positive. I look forward to their continuing powerful skills in the future and not only just two songs


Taeyeon’sDevil May Cry‘ mystified the stage in red and black, powerful once again as she presented on thie stage. SONE fans who had seen their Girls Generation Asia Tour will remember the same moment. Continued with ‘Run Devil Run‘, all 9 members were clad in black leather jackets and sexy short outfits for a strong impression. Nonetheless, once the lights were up after their energetic performance, the crowd went wild when leader Taeyeon greeted “Kami dari So Nyuh Shi Dae!” (We are from SNSD!). The devil look might not be the best image of the girls because when ‘Tell Me Your Wish’ and ‘Kissing You‘ came about with moving stage towards the main stage was prepared, the male fans were heard loud and clear.

Of course, Indonesia’s most favourite group due to their recent venture of SUPER SHOW 4 earlier this year, garners the loudest cheer from all other 8 groups – Super Junior started with the duet ‘Oppa Oppa‘ of Donghae and Eunhyuk in stellarly eye-catching costumes. Their other stage that reminds me of their concert SS4 with water fountains and elevated stage was recreated for ‘Superman’, still mesmerising, still beautiful to see, still thrilling to view all the members to slowly rise from below. The fans could not hold their excitement no more to continue on to watch their other hits of ‘Sexy, Free and Single’ and ‘Bonamana’

If that was only for a special group, birthdays are even more special where two SM members are having their birthdays in the weekend; SNSD Hyoyeon had been dedicated a special ‘It’s Hyours Day’ banner project for ther birthday is on the same day as the concert, and SHINee Key was to have his the next day. Both had gotten the greatest love from their fans filled the stadium with the “Happy Birthday” song. This was a truly special feat only for the Tour in Jakarta! Both members looked bashful and thankful and said words of thanks, and Key speaking in English.

SHINee, despite the lack of rapper Minho, did not stop their elemental act with water dance splash with their songs ‘Love Like Oxygen‘ featuring EXO Sehun to fill in Minho’s shoes, ‘Lucifer’, ‘Juliette’, and ‘Ring Ding Dong’. The final song from their latest mini-album, ‘Sherlock’, was the final five song that impressed the fans with their unique choreography. The duet everyone was waiting for was the appearance of main vocalist of the group, Jonghyun, to come topless and show off his built body with the youngest Taemin in ‘Internet War’. Boy, did that shake the entire stadium up with the powerful metal rock rendition!

Those who are seniors in the K-pop scene since early 2000s will be ecstatic for the next performer, the best of Asia, BoA.Hurricane Venus‘ made a strong impact from the little dancer, and later with ‘Only One‘, her own penned song featuring SHINee Taemin to dance, and ‘The Shadow‘. Known since she was still in her early teenager days, BoA talked to the audience and said that this was her second time coming to Indonesia. Her effortless cool style with a casual tank top and baggy pants for her powerful dance choreography proves her stability and image that she is not your usual idol.

It was a night to remember where fireworks were shot, water fountains glittered the sky, and a lot of pink balloons was released to the sky, noting that the 4-hour concert was at its end. With the last song ‘Hope’, the entire SMTOWN artists came to say goodbye, running all over the stage and did more interaction with fans who had thrown them gifts and taking pictures together with phones and cameras. It was so hard not to not be seated as all the performances made myself want to jump up and stand to be able to see all things clearly and close while singing along to the performance. The magic of K-pop was brought just for one night that made a plain Saturday into a special one, and a leap of great heights for the entire Indonesian entertainment industry.

Thanks to MP Entertainment and W Productions for making a night in Indonesia a most historical one yet in 2012!

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[Info] 120913 Biggest K-Pop Music Event To Be Held in November

[Info] 120913 Biggest K-Pop music event to be held in November

Arguably the biggest Korean pop music event to be held in Singapore so far will take place on Nov 23.

SM Town Live Tour III, a multi-act mega concert over four hours featuring Korean music superstars Super Junior, Girls’ Generation and BoA among others, will be staged at the Marina Bay floating platform.

Its stage is touted as the world’s largest floating stage. Measuring 120m by 83m, or 9,960 sq m, it is considerably larger than the 5,572 sq m National Day Parade stage this year.

And with 18,000 tickets to be released for sale, starting Sept 29, it should also draw far more fans than the Mnet Music Awards held last year at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, which has a maximum capacity of 12,000.

At the moment, Singapore will be one of only three stops for the concert in South-east Asia. Jakarta and Bangkok are the other two.

 SM Town Live, which started in 2008, is a marquee event for the Korean pop label SM Entertainment, gathering the company’s roster of top acts such as Super Junior, Girls’ Generation, BoA, Shinee, f(x) and TVXQ. While the final line-up in Singapore has yet to be finalised, the first three acts have been confirmed.

The 10-member boy band Super Junior and nine-strong girl group Girls’ Generation, among the most popular K-pop acts in Singapore, have performed here in the past year.

Singer BoA, a former teen prodigy who released her debut album at the age of 13, has never performed in Singapore, as hercareer had peaked well before the Korean wave, or Hallyu, had started.

The current SM Town Live Tour is the concert’s third edition.

According to local concert promoter Running Into The Sun, which is bringing the concert here, it is a huge undertaking which has taken it 2 1/2 years to bring to reality.

Ms Beatrice-Chia Richmond, the company’s creative director, says: “SM Town is truly the mother of all K-pop concerts.”

She adds that the event is a “massive concert that has only been staged so far at iconic international venues”, including Seoul’s
Olympic Stadium, Los Angeles’ Staples Center, Tokyo’s Tokyo Dome and New York’s Madison Square Garden.

In Singapore, 5,000 fans will get to be in the mosh pit on the floating platform itself, with the luckiest ones just 3m from the stage.

The four-hour concert will feature fireworks, flying stunts and water features.

Priority ticket sales for OCBC card members and Samsung customers (who have to produce any Samsung handset) are from Sept 29 to Oct 1.

Public sales starts from Oct 2.

Prices will be announced later and it is not yet known how many tickets will be set aside for priority sales.

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[INFO] University of Michigan Symposium on Hallyu 2.0: “OF THE FANS, BY THE FANS, FOR THE FANS – THE REPUBLIC OF JYJ”

[INFO] University of Michigan Symposium on Hallyu 2.0: “OF THE FANS, BY THE FANS, FOR THE FANS – THE REPUBLIC OF JYJ”

The University of Michigan will be holding a Symposium on the Hallyu Wave on April 6. One of the seminars offered during the 2nd panel is entitled: “Of the fans, by the fans, for the fans: The Republic of JYJ.”

YJ3 Note: Prof. Seung-ah Lee has presented the same topic at UC Irvine.  Event description is below:

The nationalist celebrations behind K-pop hide uncomfortable and troubled reality of the Korean entertainment industry. Far from being a paradise for aspiring young artists, SM Entertainment is a powerful industrial machinery that maintains complete control over the products it manufactures—the dancing and singing teenage boys and girls who are carefully marketed as “idol groups.” Prof. Lee’s lecture examines the JYJ fandom as an emerging social movement and analyzes both the mechanisms and logics internal to this movement.

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Translation 111119 A K-Pop Cafe Opens In Myeong-dong, The Heart of Seoul

[Trans] 111119 A K-Pop Cafe Opens In Myeong-dong, The Heart Of Seoul

A K-pop attraction that recently opened in Myeong-dong, the heart of Seoul, has become a hot topic.

‘Kstory’ promises to provide a unique display of over 100 personal signatures from K-pop stars, as well as outfits and bags that the stars use on and off stage.

It isn’t easy for overseas K-pop fans to see personal signatures from K-pop stars and ‘Kstory’ gives them the opportunity to see what the signatures of groups like Girls’ Generation and KARA look like with their own eyes.

‘Kstory’ provides a variety of attractions. Korean albums, which are hard to find in Japan, are sold at inexpensive prices. With these albums costing a third of what fans would pay when buying Korean albums in Japan, it would be smart to visit this store to stock up on CDs when visiting Korea.

Fans will also be able to purchase all DVDs that are being sold in Korea. The owner of this store has worked as the manager of many celebrities for over twenty years and is Gang Chan, the CEO of Chani Music. Hallyu stars visit ‘Kstory’ often as he is friends with many of them. If one is lucky, one may even be able to bump into their favorite star during a visit.

As the store has become a place that is often used by Korean reporters when interviewing singers, fans may also be able to see stars sharing intimate stories with these reporters.

One corner of the store is a cafe so fans will be able to enjoy a variety of caffeinated drinks in comfy seats. Fans may find themselves sharing a cup of coffee with a famous star and can take a breather while watching the music videos that are playing.

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Currently, over 100 limited edition CDs with personal signatures from stars such as Girls’ Generation, Super Junior, KARA, JYJ, Wondergirls, 2PM, FT Island, 4Minute, Secret and After School have been set up around the store while accessories, personal items and stage outfits are also on display.

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[Video+Translation] SMTOWN’s Message to Thailand – TVXQ

[Vid+Trans] SMTOWN’s Message to Thailand – TVXQ

Hello we are Dong Bang Shin Ki,

We heard on TV and through the internet the news about the flood that has caused a lot of problems and difficulties for Thai people. We are also feeling hurt by this news too.

Above all your safety is the most important thing. Another thought is to let your heart believe that you will get through this. Don’t lose hope. It’s not only DBSK, but everyone else is also sending you their support. Fighting

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Translation 111025 A 288 Page ‘SMTOWN Live World Tour’ Photobook To Be Released

A photobook of the ‘SM TOWN LIVE WORLD TOUR’, a string of concerts by SM singers, will be released on the 3rd of November.

The photobook will contain photos from the ‘SM TOWN LIVE WORLD TOUR’ concerts held across four cities in Seoul, LA, Shanghai and Tokyo.

It is a true collector’s item as it is expected to contain 288 pages of contents that include a history of the tour through photos from the concert, rehearsals and what went on backstage, as well as scenes from the airport and personal signatures and messages from Kangta, BoA, TVXQ, Super Junior, Girls’ Generation, SHINee and f(x).

Therefore, the photobook is expected to not only help fans relive their memories of the tour, but also give fans who weren’t able to attend the concerts a full view of the experience.

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[TRANS] 111026 The Japanese Media Says, “The Japanese Music Industry Has Become A Slave To K-POP”

A provoking voice has emerged in Japan, saying that the music industry is ‘a slave to K-POP’.

Japan’s Shueisha recently made sarcastic remarks about the K-POP Hallyu Wave through an article with the title, “Incensed by the lack of Shin Ramyun, the Japanese Music Industry has Become a Slave to K-POP”.

The article claimed that though Girls’ Generation has sold over 600,000 copies of their album that was released in June, it’s hard for groups such as TVXQ, T-ARA and KARA to bring in much profit though they’re popular. One representative stated, “We spend 50 million Yen (approximately 700 million Won) on singles and even 15 million Won (approximately 200 million Won) on small events in promotional costs.” The article criticized that the flood of Korea-related magazines being published is overheating the publishing industry.

It was also stated that it is hard to meet the needs of Korean agents. One representative revealed that he was fired because he disagreed with an agent who wielded great power working between his record company and a Korean entertainment agency. It was published that another stated, “Once, a Korean staff member became incensed because he couldn’t find any Shin Ramyun to eat while the celebrity was completing their schedule.”

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Translation 111021 TVXQ, Girl’s Generation..SM Lands in New York’s Madison Square Garden

[Trans] TVXQ, Girl’s Generation…SM Lands in New York’s Madison Square Garden

The singers of SM Entertainment, such as Kangta, BoA, TVXQ, Super Junior, Girls’ Generation, SHINee and f(x), have become the first Asian artistes to enter Madison Square Garden, New york, the Mecca of pop culture.

The SM TOWN LIVE WORLD TOUR, which captivated fans all over the world through stages in Seoul, LA, Tokyo, Shanghai and Paris, will be held in Madison Square Garden’s main arena of 15,000 seats on the 23rd at 7p.m. (New York time) and is expected to charm American music lovers.

According to a representative of Madison Square Garden, this will be the first time that an Asian singer holds a concert in the main arena and with top stars representing not only Korea, but Asia as a whole, set to appear in the concert, the entire affair is expected to become a hot topic as these singers stand on the stage of dreams in the Mecca of American pop culture.

With support from LG Electronics, a promotional video of ‘SM TOWN LIVE WORLD TOUR in New York’, which shows highlights from the participants’ music videos, has been airing on an electronic display in Times Square from the 17th and has been garnering much attention from New Yorkers passing by.

As this will also be the first time that Girls’ Generation perform their new song ‘The Boys’ in English, the concert is expected to receive an explosive response from American music lovers.

The SM TOWN LIVE WORLD TOUR in New York concert plans to release videos of the performance’s highlights and backstage photos through SM Town’s Facebook (www.facebook.com/smtown), SM Town’s Youtube account(www.youtube.com/smtown) and Kakaotalk. Photos of the singers leaving and entering the two countries will be posted from the 22nd.

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The Korean Invasion — 5 Must Hear Groups New York Daily News

The Korean Invasion


Ready to dip your toe into the Korean Wave? Here are the top five South Korean acts that will help immerse you in the world of K-Pop:

Unlike other Korean girl groups who capitalize on sex appeal or being saccharine and cutesy, this group rose to the top of the charts for their anthems on girl power and boy bashing. When they aren’t dominating the charts in Korea and Japan, the group — Dara, Bom, Minzy and leader CL — are making a statement in the fashion world. Often described as “fierce,” this fearless foursome express their style through fashion houses like Alexander McQueen, Gareth Pugh, Proenza Schouler, Balmain and Jeremy Scott, who has become one of the band’s biggest supporters. Catch them repping South Korea as one of the Best Bands of the World nominated by MTV Iggy.
Download this: “I Am the Best,” a catchy electronic beat with a bass-friendly undertone.

Big Bang
After debuting their signature hip-pop sound in 2006, the five-member team dominated the South Korean charts and later did the same in Japan. First topping the charts with the upbeat single “Lies,” the band has since become one of Asia’s most recognizable acts. And with a collaboration with Major Lazer’s Diplo on one song by members G-Dragon and T.O.P. called “Knockout,” it seems like Asia’s not the only place they’re receiving attention.
Download this: “Tonight,” a perfect mélange of rock and electronica
with a bumping beat.

Two members remain from the quintet TVXQ. Concert fans. (SM Entertainment)

Super Junior
How do you get attention from tween girls everywhere? Stick as many good-looking guys as possible on a stage. The 12-member Super Junior has already been deemed one of South Korea’s biggest “hallyu” groups by the BBC and they have a far reach of fans from Slovenia to Peru, where they were named one of the 30 “Sexiest Men in the World.” Their heavy pop tracks and slick dance moves have already made them nationwide sensations with an international presence.
Download this: “Sorry, Sorry,” a heavy pop track that comes with entertaining choreography that was once a South Korean craze.

While other boy bands captured attention through their pretty-boy images, this group capitalizes on their masculine look. Each member sports six-pack abs, regularly revealed onstage to the delight of thousands of screaming fans. The six-member group focuses on heavy acrobatics and intricate dance moves and has become almost Chippendale-like — without the cheesy bow ties.
Download this: “Heartbeat,” a dramatic track that starts out with a melancholy piano riff.

The Backstreet Boys in their heyday have nothing on this band. After some member drama last year, where three performers decided to leave, the two survivors, Max Changmin and U-Know Yunho, carried on. With tight choreography and impressive pipes, this dynamic duo has become the epitome of K-Pop: slick dance moves, stellar musical productions and big voices to boot.
Download this: “Before You Go,” a soft ballad that showcases just how refined and beautiful voices in Korean pop music can be.

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Make That 6 Must Hear Groups. Let’s Include JYJ (Kim Jaejoong, Kim Junsu, and Park Yoochun)

Comments on the Article The Korean Invasion in The New York Daily News.

Chaelwest 4:30 pm. Oct 23, 2011

We all know who performed last year in New York–only our own JYJ and they performed in Canada, and L.A, and New Jersey, and .. The difference here is that SME isn’t being ignored or prevented from getting the word out. I love HoMin and I am happy over their successes–I just don’t want any illusions out there as to who the trailblazers really are.

1:45:38 PM
Oct 23, 2011

It’s true that K-Pop has a different sensibility that is often fun to watch and listen to; but…. it IS often very formulaic. Much of it can be considered a manufactured industry with limited artistic freedom for the performers; and it has a dark underbelly that includes serious exploitation of the artists and payoffs to improve popularity chart rankings. For example, the article mentions “some member drama” with TVXQ when 3 members decided to leave. In fact the 3 members – now a popular trio known as JYJ – sued SM Entertainment. The Korean Courts ruled in JYJ’s favor saying their contract with SM Entertainment was invalid because it amounted to a “Slave Contract”. The only thing left to settle with regard to the lawsuit are the damages owed to JYJ from SM Entertainment. In the meantime the Court ordered SM Entertainment to stop interfering with the activities of JYJ. Despite the ruling SM Entertainment continues to use their influence to prevent JYJ from renting venues for l

1:47:48 PM
Oct 23, 2011

(continued from above) Despite the ruling SM Entertainment continues to use their influence to prevent JYJ from renting venues for live performances and appearing on Korean music programs – even the state-owned KBS (Korean Broadcasting System) network still refuses to honor the Court’s decision. SM Entertainment has had similar issues with other popular groups in the past. The Korean courts, Korea Fair Trade Commission, and even members of the Korean Parliament are involved in efforts to break the seeming monopoly that a few K-Pop industry giants have over the popular music sector in South Korea.

shiroyamacah:37:20 PM
Oct 23, 2011

wildmuffins is right. sadly, in korean music, the big one, sme, just because bring the best they find and do TONS of promotions, became the most feared one to by radios and tv channels. if these companies don’t do like sme want, they will not receive their idols. KBS did the most of the bad stuffs to YG Ent. and JYJ just because they wanted the exclusivity and the idols of sme. and sme take all the liberty during the first year of their rookies, own ALL songs and do the best to own the groups name. plus to be out of sme is terrible! the person don’t receive much and hav to pay more than 30 times what will receive during all their contract.

2:40:28 PM
Oct 23, 2011

not just sme, but others are known for stuffs like that. KARA needed to do something just to have DSP Media making a better deal. and bekah, that decided to graduate from her group After School showed that they asked too much for their idols, making them have a lot of stress. korean idols, sadly, most of the time work. 3 hours sleep is pretty much common there. it without counting that at least in sme, the vacation times was just a week per year. beeing a korean idols is, sadly, hard and very tiring. most of the times too they have to take medicine and such just to perform.

2:47:09 PM
Oct 23, 2011

even if sme method is good, sme do it just to appears that they creat the idols, when they already have the talent and the will to become even better. plus, sme isn’t this good in using the idols talent right. snsd have at least 4 wonderful dancers, but rarely they have a song that these 4 can really show their talent. plus sme have a really bad thing about just doing stuffs that are “trending” inspide of doing what the group like more, as 2NE1 and BigBang do. sme have a very bad tendency of bringing the best groups and ending them. H.O.T, Shinhwa,TVXQ…. sme just can’t keep the best together, and they always complain about sme because the exactly same thing. however, sme always put their rights as being selfish and traitors, not humans.

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