Rocker Yoon Do-hyeon to Head Own Management Agency 2013/03/01, Source, Yoon Do-hyeon, the lead singer of the celebrated rock band YB, will take the helm of the talent management agency representing him. There have been cases of entertainers setting up their own talent management agencies, but this is the first time a star has seized control of the agency he belongs to,...More
Blush performs in Seoul for first time 2012/06/28, Source, By Cecilia Park Blush, a five-member multinational girl group, appeared in Seoul Wednesday, showcasing their fifth album. The group sang its big hits such as "Dance on", "Holding to a Dream", "Electric" and "All Star" at a private hall near Dosan Park, southern Seoul. They also invited Yoon Do-hyeon as a special guest. He was a judge and mentor of Project Lotus, a TV audition in 2010 to select members of the newly forming group, Blush. Today's show exclusively aired live all over the world by the world's No.1 live video streaming website, Ustream (http://www.ustream.tv/channel/hot-issue),...More
Lee Eun-mi to emcee 2nd 'I'm a Singer' 2012/05/04, Source,
Female pop singer Lee Eun- mi will host the second season of MBC's hit audition show "I'm a Singer", the broadcaster announced Thursday.
Given her relative inexperience, the decision was unexpected especially compared to the first season hosted by Lee So-ra and Yoon Do-hyeon. These two singers and then contestants had hosted several gigs before, unlike Lee,...More
YB: 'We were Comforted with Song Meant to Comfort Others' 2011/12/13, Source,
The band YB released a mini album entitled "Blue Whale" which includes various music from different genres including trot. The group leader Yoon Do-hyeon said, "As we can see that more people are saying that life is becoming tough, we wanted to create music that can heal those people. But we could also be comforted while singing. It was our first time to sing a song in tears". YB, which has been presenting something new recently, released "Blue Whale", which contains warm comfort and witty settings. It has been one year and four months since they released a project album entitled "YB vs RRM" last year in July,...More
Show Host Making Comeback After 12-Year Hiatus 2011/09/28, Source,
Talk show host turned businessman Joo Byung-jin, 52, will return to show business by hosting the popular MBC FM radio program "2 PM's Date" after he disappeared from TV screens 12 years ago.
MBC Radio said on Tuesday, "He will begin hosting the program from the end of October when we revamp our regular line-up this fall".,...More
Hwang Sin-hye's daughter is a beauty... who else? 2011/09/19, Source,
Beauty actress Hwang Sin-hye's photo collection with her daughter has been revealed and netizen's interests in the stars' children are getting higher.
Hwang Sin-hye and Park Ji-young posed for pictures in the collection for the fashion magazine In Style. Wearing bright red lipstick for highlight, Park Ji-young stood contrasted to her sexy mother and looked very young and fresh.,...More
Reality TV Stars Continue Winning Streak with Nationwide Tours 2011/08/31, Source,
From left, Jang Hye-jin, Lena Park, and Kim Bum-soo
The MBC reality TV show "I Am a Singer" has led to a nationwide concert tour for some of the contestants, who had typically struggled for many years to land a concert date.
Jang Hye-jin will give her first solo concerts in 20 years, beginning in Seoul on Saturday,...More
The Most Popular Song At Korean Norae Bangs? 2011/07/22, Source,
The "barefoot diva" as she's called in Korea, has charmed all of Korea with her song "I Have a Lover".
According to cable channel Mnet on "Yoon Do-hyeon's Must" this past July 19th, the song Koreans most want to sing when they have a mic in their hands is Lee's "I Have a Lover". "Yoon Do-hyeon's Must" is a show that falls under a different theme every week to introduce 100 songs to the viewers,...More
'I Am a Singer' ignites fever 2011/05/10, Source,
Lena Park sings veteran artist Cho Yong-pil's "I Hope It Would Be That Way Now" on Sunday's edition of "I Am a Singer", a talent competition among professional artists. Park won the round with her interpretation of the song. / Courtesy of MBC
By Kwon Mee-yoo
Lena Park has once again won another episode, Sunday, of "I Am a Singer", an MBC reality show sweeping the nation.
However, winning does not seem to be that important in the show, which has become a festival of musical experimentation and exceptional performances by top singers,...More
This Week's Cultural News 2011/03/24, Source, Bringing back the old memories of the cobbled pavement near Deoksugung palace, the musical "Gwanghwamun [광화문] Love Song" has begun. It is the last story of Lee Young-hoon, who pas,...More
Spoilers spoiling Korea's top reality shows 2011/03/22, Networks adopting new tactics to combat information leaks from fans on social media
The reality show craze that has dominated Korean television for the past couple of years doesn't show any signs of abating. Triggered by the popularity of competition reality shows like "Superstar K", Korea's take on "American Idol", there are more than six reality shows airing right now with another four slated to hit the airwaves later this year. But they all being threatened by one thing: social media.
Broadcast networks have increasingly been forced to adopt new tactics to prevent spoilers from spreading among smartphone-using Korean viewers, who are eager to get the inside scoop on their favorite reality shows and share it with their friends. These broadcasters fear their shows could eventually face decreased viewership and ratings if the spoilers continue to spoil their shows,...More
Major Earthquake in Japan: 'No More Bad News' 2011/03/15, Source,
People in the entertainment business have begun activities to help Japan while they have had to cancel their schedules in Japan.
As the massive quake that hit the northeast Japan caused heavy casualties, many people in the entertainment business including Hallyu stars are offering heartfelt condolences and consolation one after another. In addition, aid groups have begun activities to donate profits to the victims from the major earthquake by holding events such as the "Rock Festival", which will be held in front of the Hongik University. The host of the festival revealed that they would donate the entire profits from the event to the earthquake victims,...More
[INTERVIEW] Actress Hyeon Junie 2010/09/07, Source, Interview with actress Hyeon Junie
Korean actress Hyeon Junie [Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia]
My name isHyeon Junie. It’s my actual name and not a stage name. My grandfather went to the naming center to come up with the name. What does it mean? I don't think it has any special meaning. (laugh) Every time I started a new school year, my homeroom teacher would ask, "Who's Hyeon Junie? Are both your parents foreigners?" I was born on August 1, 1985. My family is composed of my parents and my sister who is eight years younger than me,...More
Asian Spice Girls to serve as bridge between East and West 2010/08/25, Source,
From left, creative director and producer Eliot Kennedy, TV producer Brian Grant, rock artist Yoon Do-hyeon, FarWest Entertainment CEO Jon Niermann, choreography director David Liu and Korean producing partner Won Lee pose at a press conference for Project Lotus held at the Grand Intercontinental Hotel in Seoul, South Korea on August 25, 2010.
Jon Niermann, the CEO of FarWest Entertainment which founded the British pop phenomenon Spice Girls, hopes that the Asian Spice Girls will serve as a bridge between the East and West,...More
Yoon Do-hyeon to join hunt for Asian Spice Girls 2010/08/19, Source, Yoon Do-hyeon [YB official website]
Top Korean singer Yoon Do-hyeon, main vocalist of rock band YB, has been chosen to represent Korea in an international panel of judges who are set to discover the Asian version of British girl band Spice Girls.
The search is part of an initiative launched by FarWest Entertainment, founder of British pop girl group Spice Girls, which aims to find, train and groom five talents from five countries to form a pan-Asian girl band, also known as the Asian Spice Girls,...More
[JIMFF] 'Adult boys' rock band YB 2010/08/16, Source,
Rock band YB [Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia]
Rock band YB in person were exactly the way they were in film "Flying Butterfly" screened at the 6th Jecheon International Music & Film Festival this year.
In the film about them taking part in U.S. indie rock music fest Vans Warped Tour, they came off as 'boys' who still love to do music and hang out together rather than being the veteran band they actually are,...More
[JIMFF] Opening ceremony of the 6th JIMFF 2010/08/16, Source,
From left, Korean rock band YB lead vocalist Yoon Do-hyeon and actress Kim Jeong-eun emcee at the opening ceremony of the 6th Jecheon International Music & Film Festival held at the city of Jecheon in North Chungcheong Province, South Korea on August 12, 2010. [Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia]
After having seen several nights of summer nights hot enough to melt the asphalt on the ground, rock artist Yoon Do-hyeon and actress Kim Jeong-eun, emcees of the opening ceremony of the 6th Jecheon International Music & Film Festival, brought a cool breeze with them,...More
The summer vacation season is in full swing, and though only in its sixth year, the Jecheon International Music Film Festival (JIMFF) has established itself as a popular destination,...More
JIMFF: Korea's only music and film festival 2010/07/20, Source, The scenic setting of Jecheon in central Korea will again come alive to the sights and sounds of the 6th Jecheon International Music & Film Festival. Located close to the lush shores of the famous Cheongpung Lake, the festival will bring together 84 films from 26 countries.
For foreigners living outside the country, finding Korean entertainment content can be tricky. To help quench their thirst, the KBS World launched English radio show "K-Pop Connection" two year,...More
The opening ceremony for this event will be held on the outdoor stage, in front of Ichae Shopping Mall, with participation of celebrities including,...More
Yoon Do-hyeon Poised to Conquer U.S. 2009/10/24, Source, Celebrated rock band YB will make their U.S. debut early next year on the Universal label. A documentary of their recent U.S. tour will be aired on PBS as well. "I'm studying English like crazy", lead,...More
The format of music programs has come a long way in Korea, where the love of Korean pop music is quickly extending to an interest in television music programs. With more than five music shows airing each week on various channels, these shows are now becoming trade,...More
Korea Music Awards Honor Top Singers 2009/03/12, Source, Jang Ki-ha and trio bank My Sister's Barbershop have won the most awards at the sixth Korea Music Awards. At the award ceremony held in Daehakro in Seoul, Jang received three awards – the best song of,...More
YB to Appear at SxSW for Second Year 2008/03/07, Source, YB (Yoon Do-hyun Band) will be the only band representing Korea at the '2008 SxSW (South by Southwest) Music Festival', which will be held in Austin, Texas from March 12th-16th.
The Korean rock band will perform at noon on the 13th for thirty minutes for the main section called 'SESAC Day Stage',...More
[Herald Interview] YB tour to rock Korea once again 2007/09/19, Source, Many pop stars, regardless of the genre they're in now, have memories of the head-banging good old days when rock and roll was their lives. Even pretty-faced boy band stars, who have little or no appeal to rock enthusiasts, often brag that they once played rock music when they were students, as if t,...More
Korean Rock Band YB to Make Its First Debut in New York 2006/11/07, Source, YB(Yoon Band), one of Korea's foremost rock groups, will be gracing two of New York's popular venues in mid-November. The Korean band is slated to hold its first concert in the United States on November 17. The concert will take place at BB King's Blues Club & Grill in New York, followed by the band,...More
Renowned actor Hwang Jeong-min brought attention to the staff working behind the scenes by attributing the best actor award he won last year at the Blue Dragon Awards to them. He was honored for his work,...More
Kang Ta, Vaness Set to Capture Hong Kong 2006/07/24, Source, Korean singer Kang Ta and Taiwanese singer Vaness, who formed a project team, will make a three-day visit to Hong Kong from Thursday to promote the ballad song "127 day" from their album "Scandal" after releasing a repackaged edition on July 18.
Rock Version of National Anthem Sparks Outcry 2006/02/22, Source, A TV commercial for SK Telecom that features a rock version of the national anthem has inflamed watchful patriots. The commercial contains scenes of Korean crowds who gathered to cheer the national football team during the 2002 Korean-Japan World Cup to the soundtrack of,...More
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