JYJ's Junsu, Best Musical Ticket Selling Idol 2012/08/09, Source,
For the third year in a row, JYJ's Kim Junsu was picked as the musical ticket power idol seller. The results of the 2012 Musical Power Idol was broadcast on August 12th, where Junsu was in first place for his role in this year. Super Junior's Sungmin was in 2nd place for his role in , Beast's Jang Hyun-seung followed for his part in , 4th place went to Kyuhyun of Super Junior as he starred in , and the 5th spot went to 2AM's Changmin and his project,...More
Gavy NJ Add Two New Members 2012/05/02, Source,
Power vocalist group Gavy NJ has added two new members ahead of their comeback.
Last May, the previous members Hee-young and Misty had left the group to pursue solo activities following the completion of their contract with their last agency. After a number of auditions, the two new members joining the original member Si-hyun will be Jenny (25 years-old) and Gun-ji (21 years-old),...More
2AM Attracts 6,000 Japanese Fans 2012/04/24, Source,
The four-member group 2AM held an event to commemorate the release of their second single in Japan entitled "You wouldn't Answer My Calls" four times with around 6,000 fans at Stella Ball in Tokyo on April 22.
The tickets for the event were included in their album on which the faces of each member was printed, and the event with various programs received a favorable response,...More
TVXQ: 'We Will Keep Dong Bang Shin Ki and We Want JYJ to Come Back' 2011/01/17, Source,
TVXQ released a new album entitled "Why - Keep Your Head Down" after a two year and three months break. The two-member group TVXQ (U-Know Yun Ho, 25 and MaxChangmin, 23) explained why they had formed this two-member group again, saying, "We had decided to continue this group only to keep the group, TVXQ. This is the second stage of our groups and it will be the third stage when the other three members come back to the group after settling the problem with the agency (SM Entertainment)".
They had to take a break after three members, Kim Jae-joong, Micky Yoochun, and Jun Su, had had a legal conflict with their agency in 2009, had left the group, and then formed a new group named JYJ. People in the music industry and their fans in Asian countries had felt disappointed about the breakup of the top star group,...More
TVXQ to take stage on KBS' televised music show today 2011/01/07, Source,
Korean idols TVXQ [SM Entertainment]
Korean idols TVXQ will take the stage on a televised music show today, making their musical comeback for the first time in over two years.
SM Entertainment announced in a press release that the duo will perform the title track "Keep Your Head Down" from their album of the same name as well as the ballad song "How Can I" on KBS' Friday music program "Music Bank",...More
TVXQ to unveil title track from new album on Jan 3 2010/12/30, Source,
Boy band TVXQ [SM Entertainment]
TVXQ will unveil the title track from their upcoming album next week ahead of their comeback, according to their agency SM Entertainment on Thursday.
SM announced in a press release that TVXQ will reveal the song "Keep Your Head Down" on January 3 on various online music sites, two days before their album of the same name goes on sale, while the teaser video for the song will be available on their official website and YouTube channel tomorrow,...More
TVXQ to unveil teaser video today 2010/12/29, Source,
Male duo band TVXQ [SM Entertainment]
TVXQ today will finally unveil the teaser video for their upcoming comeback, according to the group's agency SM Entertainment on Wednesday.
A press release by SM said that TVXQ's new video in the format of a commercial, will be disclosed for the first time at MBC's entertainment awards and SBS' music awards, both scheduled to go on air tonight,...More
2AM performs final show of solo concert over the weekend 2010/12/27, Source,
Korean ballad group 2AM performs the final show of their solo concert "Saint o'clock" on December 26. [Big Hit Entertainment]
Korean ballad group 2AM held the final show of their first-ever solo concert over the weekend, attracting some 4,000 fans to their show.
The quartet kicked off their concert titled "Saint o'clock" with song "You Didn't Answer My Call" held at Korea University's Hwaseong Tiger Dome on December 26, followed by their other hits including "No More", "Cause You Say No", "To Love Again", "Confession of a Friend" and "Can't Let You Go Even If I Die",...More
TVXQ members celebrate 7th anniversary in music industry 2010/12/27, Source,
TVXQ member U-Know Yunho (left) and MaxChangmin (right) [Official TVXQ website]
Korean idols TVXQ, composed of member MaxChangmin and U-Know Yunho, have celebrated their seventh year in the music industry. The two members, both donning black suits, uploaded a photo in front of a white two layered cake with a candle indicating the years that they have been in the industry as well as posting a voice message to their fans on their official website,...More
TVXQ to release special edition of new album next month 2010/12/24, Source,
Cover of TVXQ's new album "Keep Your Head Down" [SM Entertainment]
TVXQ, composed of members Max Changmin and U-Know Yunho, will release a special edition of their upcoming album next month.
SM Entertainment announced through a press release Friday that the special edition of their new album titled "Keep Your Head Down" will go on sale on January 5. It will feature a total of 10 tracks and include a 100-page photo booklet of both members,...More
TVXQ to unveil teaser video ahead of comeback 2010/12/23, Source,
Male duo TVXQ [SM Entertainment]
TVXQ will release a teaser video, in the format of a commercial, ahead of their comeback to the music scene, according to SM Entertainment on Thursday.
SM announced through a press release that TVXQ's teaser video, produced in two versions, will air during major year-end shows such as music festivals and drama award ceremonies on Korea's top three major public broadcasters KBS, MBC and SBS starting December 29 till 31,...More
JYJ: 'We Are Dong Bang Shin Ki Now and Forever' 2010/12/21, Source,
▶ Three former members of Dong Bang Shin Ki (Junsu, Micky Yoochun, and Kim Jae-joong) have formed a three-member group, JYJ.
They said, "There are many reasons that made us decide to leave SM, but we always think about reuniting all five members of Dong Bang Shin Ki again. We had been members of Dong Bang Shin Ki, we still are now, and we will be forever". During a recent interview with Yonhap News, they were asked what Dong Bang Shim Ki meant to them, and they all said with one voice, "It is not about a meaning or something. We are Dong Bang Shin Ki. Even though we have to go different way, there is no reason that we cannot call ourselves Dong Bang Shin Ki anymore". Three members of Dong Bang Shin Ki, Kim Jae-joong, Micky Yoochun, and Sunsu, who had been members of the most popular star idol group for the past seven years in the Asian region, had been involved in an exclusive contract dispute with their agency, SM Entertainment, and then formed a new group, JYJ, last October and began taking their own path,...More
TVXQ to release music video for song from SBS drama 2010/12/20, Source,
Korean duo TVXQ [SM Entertainment]
Korean idols TVXQ have released the music video to a song from SBS drama "ATHENA", according to the show's producer Taewon Entertainment on Monday.
Taewon announced in a press release that the song and music video titled "ATHENA" from the soundtrack to the show of the same name was unveiled today on various online music websites including MelOn, Dosirak, Bugs and Cyworld,...More
TVXQ members to grace cover of Marie Claire Korea 2010/12/17, Source,
TVXQ members MaxChangmin (left) and U-Know Yunho (right) on the cover of Marie Claire Korea magazine. [Marie Claire Korea]
K-pop idols U-Know Yunho and MaxChangmin will grace the cover of a special edition of fashion magazine Marie Claire, according to the boys' agency SM Entertainment on Friday.
SM announced in a press release that the two members of TVXQ will be on the cover of the January issue of a star special edition of Marie Claire Korea. It will include a 10-page spread of the boys showing a sophisticated and masculine look,...More
TVXQ becomes the third most-searched artist in Japan 2010/12/17, Source,
Korean boy band TVXQ [SM Entertainment]
Korean idols TVXQ were the third most-searched artist in Japan this year.
According to Yahoo! Japan, the Korean boy band came in third on the website's annual most-searched artist list after popular Japanese bands AKB48 and Arashi,...More
TVXQ's new single ranks No.1 on pre-order charts in Japan 2010/12/16, Source,
Male duo band TVXQ [SM Entertainment]
Korean boy band TVXQ's new single has received the most pre-orders in Japan, according to their agency SM Entertainment on Thursday.
SM revealed in press release today that TVXQ's new album, set to go on sale in Japan on January 26, took first place on the daily and weekly pre-orders list of HMV Japan, a major online shopping and information sites for music, DVD, games and others goods,...More
TVXQ to sing soundtrack for "Athena" 2010/12/15, Source,
Teaser image for TVXQ's upcoming release set for January 5, 2010 [SM Entertainment]
TVXQ will take part in the soundtrack for new SBS TV series "ATHENA", announced the drama's promoter Vidan Co on Wednesday.
Film marketing company Vidan stated through a press release that boy band TVXQ will sing a soundtrack to spy thriller "ATHENA", joining the list of big names in the Korean music scene including Park Hyo-shin, Girls' Generation's Taeyeon and Brown Eyed Soul, who have already sung and released soundtracks to the new show,...More
TVXQ's new single to appear in Japanese drama 2010/12/14, Source,
TVXQ's new album jacket [SM Entertainment]
TVXQ's new single has been selected as the theme song of new Japanese drama which will go on air starting next month, according to the group's agency SM Entertainment on Tuesday.
SM announced today that boy band TVXQ's new Japanese single will be tied up with Fuji TV's new drama "Beautiful Neighbors (美しい隣人) that will show every Tuesdays at 10 p.m. starting January 11,...More
JYJ Junsu to star in musical "Tears of Heaven" 2010/12/13, Source,
Singer Xiah Junsu [10Asia]
Korean singer Junsu of boy band JYJ will play the male lead of new musical "Tears of Heaven" which will be staged in February of next year, according to Core Contents Media on Sunday.
"Tears of Heaven", an original musical participated by noted Broadway artists such as Frank Wildhorn, the renowned composer of many musical pieces including songs from "Dr. Jekyll and Hyde", and Gabriel Berry who produced film "Sweeney Todd",...More
2AM In The Top 20 The Most Often In 2010 2010/12/06, Source, One of the most representative music sites in Korea, Melon, took at a look at the past year to see which artists were included in the top 20 on their charts the most often. The verdict,...More
2AM album nabs No. 1 spot on Singapore music chart 2010/12/01, Source,
Korean idol group 2AM's first full-length album "Saint O'clock" has taken the No.1 spot on a weekly chart in Singapore for two weeks.
Big Hit Entertainment, 2AM's producer and promoter, announced in its press release on Wednesday that the album has been taking the lead on the weekly K-POP/J-POP chart of global record retailer HMV in Singapore from November 14 to 27, as well as the top spot on the same chart for major record store CD-RAMA,...More
JYJ holds concert in Seoul over weekend 2010/11/29, Source,
Boy band JYJ performs at the group's first concert titled "JYJ Concert in Seoul" at the Main Stadium of the Olympic Park in Jamsil of Seoul, South Korea on November 27, 2010. [Chae Ki-won/10Asia]
"Getting struck by wind is said to happen only to those who are flying. I believe that the many winds that we are being struck with are blessings in disguise, meaning that we will fly high up". That is what JYJ member Junsu during their two-day concert titled "JYJ Worldwide Concert in Seoul" held on November 27 and 28 at the Main Olympic Stadium in Jamsil. And the 'wind' he spoke of did not refer to the hail and strong wind that took down the large tent that was installed over the roof of the stadium ahead of the first day of the concert. Former TVXQ members Jaejung (Kim Jae-joong), Micky Yoochun and Junsu left the band after filing a lawsuit against SM Entertainment last summer asking their exclusive contract with the agency to be nullified after which SM filed for injunction on the three's release of their worldwide album "The Beginning" in October although they later withdrew it. While the lawsuit regarding the contract with SM is ongoing, TVXQ's two remaining members U-Know Yunho and MaxChangmin are set to resume their singing careers next year under the name of TVXQ,...More
2AM tops Bugs' year-end music chart 2010/11/26, Source,
Cover 2AM's first full-length album "Saint o'clock" [Big Hit Entertainment]
Korean ballad group 2AM has topped the year-end chart of an online music site with their song "Can't Let You Go Even If I Die".
According to online music site Bugs' "2010 Bugs Year-End Overall Top 100" chart released Wednesday, 2AM's ballad "Can't Let You Go Even If I Die" placed in at No. 1 while six of their other songs ranked within the top 100 as well,...More
Avex promises full-fleged support of SM Entertainment artists 2010/11/25, Source,
SM artists Super Junior (top) and f(x) (bottom) [SM Entertainment]
Top Japanese talenthouse Avex has promised its full-fledged support of the careers of Korean agency SM Entertainment's artists.
The announcement was made on Avex's official website today, stating that they will continue to back the singing careers of SM's artists such as BoA, J-Min "and TVXQ who will resume their activities as a two-man band formed of members U-Know and Max",...More
2AM album grabs No. 1 spot on Taiwan music chart 2010/11/24, Source,
Korean ballad group 2AM's first full-length album "Saint o'clock" has landed on the No. 1 spot on a music chart in Taiwan.
The website for the prestigious G-Music chart showed Wednesday that 2AM's latest album "Saint o'clock" topped its weekly K-J POP chart as of November 18, just a week after the album's release in the country on November 12,...More
On the set of Mnet's weekly music show "M! CountDown" 2010/11/05, Source,
2AM members Jinwoon and Jo Kwon sing on cable music channel Mnet's "M! CountDown" at the CJ E&M Center in Seoul, South Korea on October 28, 2010. [Chae Ki-won/10Asia]
It was finally the day the press conference for this year's Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) took place and the day the nominees for the show would be announced as well. That is why cable music channel M! CountDown which took place on October 28 took place under the name "2010 MAMA Special". Through a pre-recorded clip, 2PM member Nichkhun introduced the various categories artists would be recognized in at the 2010 MAMA and on stage, Taecyeon, Wooyoung and Chansung talked about how they would react should they win an award,...More
2AM to launch singing career throughout Asia 2010/10/28, Source,
2AM [Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia]
Korean ballad group 2AM will officially launch their singing career in eight Asian countries next month, joining a line of K-pop artists who have branched out into the international music markets.
The news came yesterday during the group's showcase introducing their first full-length album "Saint o'clock" to local and foreign media at the AX-Korea hall in Seoul, when member Seulong spoke about the group's upcoming activities overseas,...More
[PIFF] Interview - 2AM member Im Seulong 2010/10/12, Source,
Im Seulong [Chae Ki-won/10Asia]
While members of boy band 2AM have slowly expanded on the realm of music they do, away from their group -- Jo Kwon sung a duet with Brown Eyed Girls member Ga-in (Son Ga-in) on MBC's make-believe reality show "We Got Married" and Changmin formed a project duo named Homme with 8eight's Lee Hyeon -- Im Seulong's choice was to take on acting which he "had high aspirations for since becoming a celebrity". And within time span of less than a year, he has quite quickly taken on three roles starting with MBC TV series "Personal Taste" where he plays Tae-hoon who clings onto the woman he has a crush on, then "Best Theatre - Lunch Box" an MBC Sunday drama series whose title is translates into 'lunchbox', and movie "Acoustic",...More
2AM to release first full-length album on Oct 26 2010/10/08, Source,
Korean boy band 2AM (from left to right): Jinwoon, Jo Kwon, Changmin and Seulong [Official 2AM website]
Korean boy band 2AM will release their first full-length album this month, according to the official website of the boy's record producer and promoter Big Hit Entertainment on Friday.
Record producer Bang Si-hyuk (also known as Hitman Bang) posted a message on the website, revealing plans regarding 2AM's upcoming album release on October 26,...More
SM artists bring in 25,000 fans to concert in Shanghai 2010/09/13, Source,
SM artists celebrating the 15th anniversary of singer Kangta at the third concert SMTOWN LIVE '10 in Shanghai on September 11, 2010. [SM Entertainment]
The artists of top talent agency SM Entertainment held their third concert in Shanghai over the weekend, performing a total of 54 songs in front of 25,000 concertgoers,...More
SM artists attract 15,000 fans to LA concert 2010/09/06, Source,
SM artists performing at the "SMTOWN LIVE '10 WORLD TOUR" held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles [SM Entertainment]
The artists of SM Entertainment made their second stop of their "SMTOWN LIVE '10 WORLD TOUR" in the United States over the weekend, drawing some 15,000 fans to the Staples Center in Los Angles,...More
[PHOTOS] SM tour 2010/09/03, Source, Lee Dong-hae, Minho and Eunhyuk [SM Entertainment]
From left, Super Junior's Lee Dong-hae and SHINee's Minho goof off in front of a sleeping Super Junior member Eunhyuk in a plane at Incheon International Airport in South Korea on September 2, 2010 as they depart for the U.S. leg of the "SMTOWN LIVE '10 World Tour" to be held in Los Angeles on September 4,...More
BoA continues to storm televised music shows with "Hurricane Venus" 2010/09/02, Source,
Korean pop sensation BoA [SM Entertainment]
Korean pop sensation BoA managed to hold onto the No. 1 position on both music programs over the weekend with her song "Hurricane Venus".
The songstress scored her third consecutive win on the special episode of KBS' Friday "Music Bank" after which she gave an encore performance of "Hurricane Venus" with the members of SHINee, via request from the fans in Poland, while collecting her second Mutizen award on SBS' Sunday program "Inkigayo",...More
BoA wins on weekend music shows with "Hurricane Venus" 2010/08/23, Source,
Korean singer BoA [SM Entertainment]
Korean songstress BoA has proven to be an unstoppable force in the music industry, claiming wins on both music programs over the weekend with her latest single "Hurricane Venus".
BoA took the No. 1 spots on both weekend shows, scoring her second consecutive win on KBS' Friday music show "Music Bank" and her first Mutizen award on SBS' Sunday program "Inkigayo",...More
SM artists kick off world tour in Seoul over weekend 2010/08/23, Source,
Singers and actors of SM Entertainment at the "SMTOWN LIVE '10 World Tour in Seoul" held at the Olympic Stadium in Seoul, South Korea on August 21, 2010. [SM Entertainment]
Artists of top talent agency SM Entertainment kicked off their joint world tour over the weekend, performing a total of 78 songs for over six hours at their first venue in Korea's capital of Seoul,...More
Changmin and Lee Hyeon's "They Live Well" takes first place 2010/08/19, Source,
Album cover of Homme collaboration "They Live Well" [Loen Entertainment]
Latest duet "They Live Well" by 2AM's Changmin and 8eight's Lee Hyeon took first place on Gaon's singles chart during the second week of August.
The duo stepped up a notch from last week to No. 1 for their first win on the chart, pushing back previous winner "I'm a Guy Like This" by DJ DOC to second place while BoA's latest single "Hurricane Venus" also made its way to the top tier during the week of August 8 to 14,...More
K-pop idols to perform at summer concert next month 2010/07/30, Source,
Poster for "Brand New Concert - Burning Day!!" [Asia Bridge Contents]
A number of Korean idols are set to perform at a summer concert in August, according to the concert's promoter Asia Bridge Contents on Friday.
Asia Bridge Contents announced in a press release that K-pop groups 2AM, Brown Eyed Girls, BEAST, Kara and T-ara will take to the stage of the "Brand New Concert - Burning Day!!" to be held at the Olympic Park Stadium in Seoul on August 20,...More
miss A, 2AM to perform at 2PM concert next weekend 2010/07/22, Source,
K-pop girl band miss A [JYP Entertainment]
Korean pop groups 2AM and miss A will be performing as musical guests at labelmate 2PM's Seoul concert next weekend, according to their agency JYP Entertainment (JYPE) on Thursday.
"2AM and miss A gladly offered to be performing guests at 2PM's first concert despite their busy schedules", JYPE said in a press release. "Both groups are congratulating 2PM's significant first concert from the bottom of their hearts, and they will present the best opening performances for the audience",...More
TVXQ to release special Japanese album on July 15 2010/07/07, Source,
Korean boy band TVXQ [SM Entertainment]
Korean idol group TVXQ will be releasing a special Japanese DVD album on July 15, according to Japanese daily newspaper Sankei Sports on Wednesday.
Sankei reported that the group, despite having halted all group activities, will release a special album in DVD format with highlights from the upcoming Japanese film "Kimi Ga Odoru, Natsu" which also includes an advance ticket for the movie,...More
SM artists to embark on world tour in August 2010/07/02, Source,
Official poster of "SMTOWN LIVE '10 WORLD TOUR" [SM Entertainment]
The artists of major talenthouse SM Entertainment will go on a world tour starting mid-August, SM announced on Friday.
SM explained through a press release that their singers, including Kangta, BoA, U-Know Yunho, MaxChangmin, Super Junior, Girls' Generation, SHINee, f(x), TRAX, will take off on the "SMTOWN LIVE '10 WORLD TOUR" which kicks off at the Olympic Park in Seoul on August 21,...More
TVXQ members file 3 bln lawsuit against SM 2010/06/29, Source,
From left, Kim Jae-joong, Micky Yoochun and Xiah Junsu [SM Entertainment]
Three members of boy band TVXQ, namely Kim Jae-joong, Micky Yoochun and Xiah Junsu, have filed a lawsuit worth three billion won, equivalent to nearly 2.5 million dollars, against major talenthouse SM Entertainment.
According to the Seoul Central District Court on Monday, the three singers brought suit against SM, demanding that they be confirmed their 13-year exclusive contract with the agency had been nullified, along with one billion won each, part of their share of profits they claim to have failed to receive,...More
U-Know Yunho promotes "No Limit" DVD in Japan 2010/06/28, Source,
Korean signer and actor U-Know Yunho of TVXQ [Asia Economic Daily]
Korean singer and actor U-Know Yunho of boy band TVXQ promoted his TV series "No Limit" in Japan over the weekend, visiting the country for the first time since TVXQ halted its musical activities there last April.
The singer attended a fan event to celebrate the DVD launch of MBC TV series "No Limit", held at Tokyo International Forum on June 26,...More
TVXQ rewrites Oricon chart history with new single 2010/04/02, Source,
Korean idol group TVXQ [SM Entertainment]
Korean idol group TVXQ has re-written music chart history in Japan, becoming the first foreign artists in 15 years to place their single and album simultaneously within the top three slots of Oricon's singles and albums chart.
Oricon News, which reports about the prestigious Oricon chart, announced that the group's 30th Japanese single "Toki Wo Tomete" has topped its weekly singles chart by selling 195,000 copies,...More
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