[HanCinema's Film Review] "SMTOWN The Stage" 2015/08/22,
SM Entertainment is the South Korean entertainment company that is responsible for such artists as Kangta, BoA, and Girls' Generation. That's a very abbreviated list- there's also Super Junior, EXO, and Red Velvet. Probably a bunch more that I'm forgetting too. This is easy to do, because "SMTOWN The Stage" packs about as many of its artists into the runtime as possible, with time roughly evenly split between live performance footage and the performers themselves just discussing why they've dedicated their lives to entertainment,...More
K-pop singers to hold joint performance in Seoul 2012/08/01, Source,
A dozen of Korean pop singers from the same entertainment agency will hold a joint performance in Seoul next month as part of a world concert tour organized by their agency to capitalize on the rising popularity of K-pop music, the company said Thursday,...More
CJ Entertainment's "I AM." Tickets Now on Sale! 2012/07/11, Source,
Concert film about SMTOWN artists hits CGV Cinemas in Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES, CA (July 9, 2012) – CJ Entertainment America brings the much anticipated biographical concert film "I AM." to Los Angeles on July 13, 2012. The film experienced explosive success during its Asia release, ranking #1 in the Japanese box office on opening weekend and selling out at theaters in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Indonesia,...More
SM Town concert to feature Korea's top artists 2012/07/07, Source,
Members of the Korean idol group Super Junior pose at a news conference held to promote their newly-released 6th album "Sexy, Free & Single", Tuesday. / Yonhap
By Rachel Lee
SM Entertainment, home to such stars as Girls' Generation and Super Junior will hold a concert at Jamsil Olympic Stadium, southern Seoul next month. The concert scheduled for Aug. 18 will feature not only Girls' Generation and Super Junior but also BoA, SHINee, f(x) and Kangta, according to the agency on Thursday,...More
Chicago to Hold 2nd Flashmob for "SM Town" Live Concert 2012/02/14, Source,
In 2011, United States was showered with top acts like Girls' Generation, 2NE1 and the Wonder Girls making their mainstream debuts. One of Korea's most popular tours, the SMTOWN Live World Tour, has touched down in Los Angeles and New York.
Now, fans in America's Midwest want their own show too. On November 12th, 2011, fans from all over the Chicago land area danced to hit songs from SHINee, Girls' Generation, Super Junior and many others in Lake Shore Park,...More
Moon Hee-jun: 'H.O.T Is Discussing Reunion' 2011/12/14, Source,
The idol group H.O.T, which gained explosive popularity in the 1990s, seems to be preparing for a reunion. Group member Moon Hee-jun said when he appeared on the cable TV program "Kim Gu-ra and Moon Hee-jun's Browsing Girl" that will be broadcast on December 15 on OBS, "We all agreed to reunite following Lee Soo-man's direction, who is the president of SM Entertainment and founder of the group H.O.T in the past, without raising any objection",...More
NYT Draws Attention to K-Pop Idol-Making Factories 2011/10/27, Source,
(Above picture: The New York Times on Tuesday carries a story about the SM Town Live concert held at Madison Square Garden in New York on Sunday. /Newsis)
If viewed as a manufacturing factory churning out teen stars, the Korean pop music industry is streets ahead of the U.S. in its heyday in terms of output, according to a leading U.S. media.
"American teen-pop at its peak has never been this productive. K-pop is an environment of relentless newness, both in participants and in style", the New York Times wrote on Tuesday in an article about Korean entertainment agencies' ability to foster new talent,...More
K-pop Concert Sells Out in New York 2011/10/25, Source,
A long line formed at Madison Square Garden in New York on Sunday for a Korean pop concert featuring some of K-pop's biggest stars. South Korean record label SM presented the performance that featured Girls' Generation, f(x), BoA, Kangta, TVXQ, Super Junior and SHINee. Tickets cost up to 300-thousand won per person, but the concert still sold out all 15-thousand seats with foreigners accounting for 70 percent of the audience,...More
K-Pop Stars Lay Siege to Madison Square Garden 2011/10/25, Source,
(Above picture: Fans cheer and hold up photos of their favorite K-pop stars at the SM Town New York concert in Madison Square Garden on Sunday (local time). /Courtesy of SM Entertainment)
A troupe of K-pop stars became the first Asian singers to perform at a large 15,000-capacity arena in Madison Square Garden on Sunday evening (local time) when the SM Town New York concert lit up Manhattan.
BoA, Girls' Generation, Kangta, SHINee, TVXQ, Super Junior and f(x) all belong to SM Entertainment, Korea's leading talent agency. As they took to the stage, they were met with rapturous applause -- indicating K-pop's growing international appeal -- five years after Rain performed at a smaller 5,000-capacity theater at the same venue,...More
Super Junior and f(x) to Appear in First Korea-China-Japan Joint Concert in China 2011/09/23, Source,
Star Hallyu artists belonging to SM Entertainment including Super Junior, f(x), and Kangta have officially been invited to the First Korea-China-Japan Joint Concert in China, SM revealed on September 22. They will perform at the first joint concert, which will be held at the National Stadium in Beijing on September 25 at 7 pm, as representative Korean artists. In addition, Super Junior's Chinese unit, Super Junior-M, and Jang Li Yin have also been invited as artists representing China,...More
Stars Strike Gold with Stakes in Their Own Companies 2011/09/22, Source,
From left, Lee Soo-man, Yang Hyun-suk, Bae Yong-joon and Park Jin-young
The surging popularity of K-pop has sent shares of talent management companies through the roof, and this has generated huge wealth for the stars who own them.
According to Chaebul.com, a website that tracks the activities of business conglomerates, the wealthiest entertainer-turned-talent-manager was Lee Soo-man, owner and majority shareholder of SM Entertainment that manages Girls' Generation, Super Junior and other idol groups, whose stake in SM Entertainment is worth W165.7 billion (US$1=W1,151). The value of Lee's stake more than doubled this year due to the Korean Wave,...More
SM to hold final leg of world tour in Japan 2010/12/08, Source,
SM artists at "SMTOWN LIVE'10 WORLD TOUR" [SM Entertainment]
Korean idols of top Korean agency SM Entertainment will perform for two days in Japan for the final stop of their "SMTOWN LIVE'10 WORLD TOUR" in January next year.
SM Entertainment announced in a press release Wednesday that after holding a series of successful shows in Seoul, Los Angeles and Shanghai, the artists of SM will take the stage of the Yoyogi National Stadium in Tokyo on January 25 and 26 on the last leg of their world tour,...More
Jang Woo-hyuk wins Best Foreign Artist award in China 2010/12/06, Source,
Korean singer Jang Woo-hyuk at the Southeast Music Rankings Award [WH Entertainment]
Korean singer Jang Woo-hyuk has won the award for Best Foreign Artist at an annual Chinese music awards ceremony, according to his agency WH Entertainment on Monday.
WH announced in a press release that Jang was named the top foreign artist at the Southeast Music Ranking Awards, which was hosted by China's CCTV on December 4, beating Korean pop idols including Super Junior, 2PM and former bandmate Kangta,...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 Yunho and Changmin",...More
H.O.T members stir up speculation on reunion 2010/11/19, Source, Kangta, Tony An and Jang Woo-hyuk
Speculation that Korean boy band H.O.T will be reuniting has been mounting after several of its former members addressed its possibility but their agencies have denied there being any actual talk of it.
"We have heard that the members have met and discussed about the group's reunion but there are no concrete plans as of right now", remarked an official at SM Entertainment, the agency currently managing the career of Kangta who was the lead vocalist of the former pop group,...More
[Hallyu] Move over girls, the boys are back! 2010/11/18, Source,
Singer and actor Kim Hyun-joong
By Han Sang-hee
It seems like only yesterday that young, handsome and talented male singers and actors paved the path for local television programs to debut overseas. The word "hallyu" has become a household term in so many Asian countries, including Japan, China and Thailand, and the torch has been passed to yet another group of talented stars, particularly K-pop girl groups. Just when fans may have thought the pretty girls have captivated Asia, the boys, both old and new, have jumped right back into the picture, but on a more diverse scale.
The females take over...
Currently, girl groups are doing a good job in continuing the hallyu craze. Some local press are even calling it the "second phase of hallyu", and the groups have music chart success, concerts and television shows to prove it,...More
Kangta completes torch relay for Guangzhou Asian Games 2010/11/12, Source,
Singer Kangta in Guangzhou, China [SM Entertainment]
Korean singer Kangta completed his run in the torch relay for the 16th Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games yesterday.
According to a press release by SM Entertainment, Kangta received the torch Thursday as the 95th runner of the games and ran about 100 meters starting from front gate of Guangzhou University,...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, Donghae, Minho and Eunhyuk [SM Entertainment]
From left, Super Junior's Donghae 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
[PHOTOS] SM talent at SM world tour in Seoul 2010/08/23, Source,
SM artists [Park Sung-ki/Asia Economic Daily]
Singers and actors of SM Entertainment pose during a press conference ahead of the "SMTOWN LIVE '10 World Tour in Seoul" held at the Olympic Stadium in Seoul, South Korea on August 21, 2010,...More
After Stevie Wonder wowed fans with his popular tunes, powerful vocals and unforgettable stage presence, local K-pop groups are following suit with a festival to keep the musical w,...More
Korean pop stars to perform at Hallyu Dream Concert 2010/08/11, Source,
Official Hallyu Dream Festival site
Korea's hottest K-pop stars will gather in the city of Gyeong Ju in the North Gyeongsang Province next month to perform at the Hallyu Dream Concert.
Close to two dozen artists including Super Junior, 2PM, Kangta, 2AM, 2NE1, Se7en, 4minute, BEAST, Son Dam-bi, Kara, After School, miss A, FT Island, Choshinsung, Davichi, T-ara, MBLAQ, U-Kiss, ZE:A, Secret, Flower and Seo In-guk will take to the stage of the concert to be held on September 12 at the Gyeong Ju Citizen's Stadium as part of the two-day Hallyu Dream Festival which begins on September 10,...More
"SMTOWN LIVE" concert to be six hours long, says SM 2010/08/05, Source,
Official poster for upcoming "SMTOWN LIVE" concert featuring SM artists [SM Entertainment]
The upcoming "SMTOWN LIVE '10 World Tour In Seoul" concert featuring numerous SM artists including BoA, Girls' Generation and Super Junior will be one of great scale and length.
Agency SM Entertainment (SM) announced in a press release on Thursday that the joint world tour, which includes stops in Los Angeles, Tokyo, Shanghai and other major Asian cities, will be about six hours long and feature a total of some 80 songs by the artists,...More
Lee Joon-gi says "depressed about Joo Ji-hoon turning first private today" (1) 2010/08/03, Source, Lee Joon-gi says "I was depressed since this morning because Joo Ji-hoon became a first-class private today"
The cast of military musical "Voyage of Life": From left, actors Moon Jong-won, Yoon Gong-joo, Lee Joon-gi, Son Hyun-jung, Kim Da-hyeon, Joo Ji-hoon [photographed by Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia]
Press conference for military musical "Voyage of Life" [tentative title] With the increasing number of celebrity officers serving in the military compared to previous years, the quantity and quality of military-produced contents have been changing. Musical productions in particular have become one of the most representative military contents ever since Kangta and Yang Dong-geun performed in musical "Mine" in 2008. And two years later, the Korean military is producing musical "Voyage of Life" [tentative title] with Lee Joon-gi and Joo Ji-hoon playing the lead roles. If 2008's production 'Mine" was a story about a father and a son, "Voyage of Life" -- produced in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Korean War -- focuses on the "communication between the war generation and the post-war generation",...More
Kim Bum named PR ambassador for Hallyu Dream Festival 2010/08/02, Source,
Korean actor Kim Bum
Several Korean stars including actors Kim Bum and Yoon Sang-hyun have been appointed PR ambassadors for the upcoming Hallyu Dream Festival to be held next month in the city of Gyeong-ju in North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea.
The event's organizing committee announced in a press release on Monday that they have named Kim Bum as the publicity ambassador for the festival while giving the same title to actor Yoon Sang-hyun, idol group Choshinsung and singer Hong Jin-young to promote North Gyeongsang Province,...More
BoA stirring hype with new album release this week 2010/08/01, Source,
Korean pop singer BoA on the cover of her new album "Hurricane Venus" [SM Entertainment]
Korean pop star BoA continues to stir up hype with her upcoming album release this week, her first record in Korea in five years.
According to a press release by agency SM Entertainment on Monday, the singer's sixth album titled "Hurricane Venus", will be released both online and offline on August 5,...More
Kangta wraps up China concert in success 2010/07/28, Source,
Korean singer Kangta performing at his solo concert held in Beijing, China on July 24, 2010. [SM Entertainment]
Korean singer Kangta successfully wrapped up his solo concert in China over the weekend and donated all the proceeds to charity, according to his agency SM Entertainment.
SM said in a press release that the singer performed at the Wukesong Gymnasium on July 24 as part of the "KANGTA ASIA TOUR 2010 in Beijing", where he unveiled the title track from his upcoming Chinese album,...More
Kangta says H.O.T. broke up over "small misunderstanding" 2010/07/08, Source,
Korean singer Kangta (right) makes a guest appearance on celebrity talk show "Kneedrop Guru" [MBC]
Korean singer Kangta confessed that the real reason behind the break-up of H.O.T., one of hottest boy bands during the late 1990s, was over a "small misunderstanding".
During a guest appearance on MBC celebrity talk show "Kneedrop Guru", which aired Wednesday evening, the singer spoke about why he and his bandmates called it quits in 2001,...More
SM vows to create better working environment for artists 2010/07/06, Source,
From left, Girls' Generation member Yuri (Kwon Yuri), National Assembly member Cho Moon-hwan, Girls' Generation member Sooyoung and SM Entertainment President Kim Young-min pose during a proclamation ceremony vowing to protect artists' rights held at Cho's office at the parliament building in Seoul, South Korea on July 6, 2010. [Han Youn-jong/Asia Economic Daily]
Major South Korean talenthouse SM Entertainment (SM), pop group Girls' Generation and National Assemblyman Cho Moon-hwan have taken action to establish a better working environment for artists in the Korean entertainment industry.
The agency on Tuesday held a proclamation ceremony at Cho's office, where they announced that SM and Cho's team will join forces to protect the rights of artists and set up a mutually beneficial contract system across the industry,...More
Singer and actor Park Yong-ha laid to rest 2010/07/02, Source,
Actor So Ji-sub carries late actor Park Yong-ha's portrait and mortuary tablet to Park's burial site at Bundang Memorial Park in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea on July 2, 2010. [Han Youn-jong/Asia Economic Daily]
Singer and actor Park Yong-ha has been laid to rest at a private funeral attended by close family and friends.
The remains of the late star, who was cremated around noon on Friday, arrived at Bundang Memorial Park in Gyeonggi Province located south of Korea's capital of Seoul.
Actor So Ji-sub, carrying Park's portrait in his hands, led a procession of family and friends toward the burial site where song "STARS", from Park's last album, was being played in the background for the Buddhist ceremony,...More
Park Yong-ha's coffin borne out of St. Mary's Hospital 2010/07/02, Source,
Korean actor So Ji-sub carries a photograph of the late actor Park Yong-ha during the coffin-bearing ceremony held at St. Mary's Hospital in Seoul, Korea on July 2, 2010. [Asia Economic Daily]
The coffin for the late Korean actor Park Yong-ha, who committed suicide two days ago, was borne out of St. Mary's Hospital in Seoul earlier this morning amidst a sea of celebrities and fans attending the ceremony.
Actor So Ji-sub, a close friend of Park, led the coffin-bearing procession while carrying a photograph of the deceased, followed by Park's parents, family members and fellow actor friends. Several celebrities broke out into tears and started sobbing loudly,...More
Lee Ji-hoon, Oh Jong-hyeok cast in musical "Thrill Me" 2010/06/28, Source,
Korean singer-turned-actors Lee Ji-hoon (front) and Oh Jong-hyeok [Musical Heaven]
Korean actors Lee Ji-hoon and Oh Jong-hyeok have been cast in a musical production titled "Thrill Me", according to the show's producer Musical Heaven on Monday.
Lee will play the role of "he", a nineteen-year-old who believes he is above everyone else, while Oh will portray "I", who is from a wealthy family and has everything but takes part in a crime out of his distorted love for Lee's character,...More
Kangta says "want H.O.T. to reunite" 2010/06/28, Source,
Korean singer Kangta speaking at a press conference in China on June 24, 2010. [SM Entertainment]
Korean singer Kangta has said that he wants his former boy band H.O.T. to reunite next year, according to his agency SM Entertainment.
The singer made the remark in China last Thursday at a press conference for his upcoming concert in Beijing, drawing talks of a reunion,...More
Kangta to hold solo concert in China in July 2010/06/25, Source,
Korean singer Kangta speaking at the press conference in China for his upcoming concert [SM Entertainment]
Korean singer Kangta will be holding a solo concert in China next month, according to his agency SM Entertainment on Friday.
SM announced in a press release that the singer held a press conference at the Wukesong Gymnasium in China on Thursday regarding the concert on July 24 titled "Kangta ASIA TOUR 2010 in Beijing" as well as unveiling the tracks for his first-ever Chinese album,...More
SM Entertainment artists perform at Shanghai Expo 2010/06/01, Source,
Pictured above: girl group f(x); below: singer Kangta [SM Entertainment]
Korean talenthouse SM Entertainment artists Kangta, BoA, Super Junior and f(x) performed at the Expo 2010 Shanghai China over the weekend.
The stars took to the stage of the 'Korea Music Festival' held at the Cultural Center of the Shanghai Expo Park in Sunday attended by 10,000 people,...More
The Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency is in charge of the Korea Pavillion at the expo, and says a ceremony Wedne,...More
Kangta and f(x) to promote Together Day 2010/05/06, Source,
Korean singer Kangta and girl group f(x) [SM Entertainment]
Korean pop idols Kangta and f(x) have been appointed honorary ambassadors for the third annual Together Day, a day aimed at fostering understanding between Koreans and foreigners living in Korea.
SM Entertainment stated in a press release on Thursday that the Ministry of Justice had chosen Kangta as an ambassador due to the leading role he plays in promoting the Hallyu, or Korean Wave, and f(x) for the active singing career they have been pursuing both domestically and overseas,...More
Singer Kangta meets with fans in Japan over weekend 2010/03/22, Source,
Singer Kangta performing at his Japanese fan meeting [SM Entertainment]
Korean singer Kangta held a fan meeting in Japan over the weekend, meeting with his fans in the country for the first time since being discharged from mandatory military service last month.
The artist flew into Tokyo for his fan meeting titled "KANGTA FANMEETING IN JAPAN" held Friday at the HAKUJU HALL, Kangta's agency SM Entertainment explained through a press release on Monday,...More
Rain, Se7en, Hyo-lee, and Boa to Return to Korea 2010/03/04, Source, Four popular Korean solo singers -- Rain, Se7en, Lee Hyori, and BoA -- will come back to the Korean pop scene. Netizens call them the representative singers for Korean pop in the 2000s, and they are overjoyed at their return. Rain and Lee Hyori will come back after breaks of 18 months and 20 months, respectively. Se7en and BoA, who have focused on the American music industry up to now, return to the Korean music scene after breaks of three years and five years, respectively. The return of these famous solo singers is drawing people's attention because girls groups and new idol groups gained popularity last year.
Four popular Korean solo singers -- Rain, Se7en, Lee Hyori, and BoA -- will come back to the Korean pop scene. Netizens call them the representative singers for Korean pop in the 2000s, and they are overjoyed at their return. Rain and Lee Hyori will come back after breaks of 18 months and 20 months, respectively. Se7en and BoA, who have focused on the American music industry up to now, return to the Korean music scene after breaks of three years and five years, respectively. The return of these famous solo singers is drawing people's attention because girls groups and new idol groups gained popularity last year.,...More
Kangta promises to accept all online friend requests 2010/02/22, Source,
Korean pop singer Kang-ta [Asia Economic Daily]
Korean pop singer Kangta has surprised his fans by saying that he will accept everyone's online buddy request on Korea's social networking site Cyworld.
The singer, who was discharged from the Korean military on Friday, made the remark at his fan meeting which was held at Seoul's Sookmyung Art Center the following day.
"I made a simple mini-hompy [personal homepages on Cyworld] where I will befriend whoever requests for it", the 30-year-old promised his fans.,...More
Kangta discharged from military 2010/02/19, Source,
K-pop star Kangta smiles upon being discharged from a military unit at the city of Pocheon in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea on February 19, 2010. [Asia Economic Daily]
Pop star Kangta was discharged from the military on Friday upon completing South Korea's two-year mandatory military service.
The singer had served on the search squadron at city of Pocheon in the Gyeonggi Province since April 2008.
"I couldn't sleep the night before...... I also want to thank everyone for coming here even though it's cold and snowing", Kangta said to the several hundred reporters and fans who had gathered to see him since early morning.
About 300 fans from all over Asia, including Korea, China and Japan, showed up to congratulate the pop star for fulfilling his military duties.,...More
Kangta to hold fan meeting after military discharge Friday 2010/02/18, Source,
Korean pop singer Kangta [SM Entertainment]
Korean pop singer Kangta, leader of former boy band H.O.T., will be discharged from the military tomorrow, according to his agency SM Entertainment on Thursday.
The singer had served on the search squadron in the city of Pocheon in Gyeonggi Province for the past two years as part of fulfilling Korea's mandatory military service.
The former idol group member will then kick off his activities the very next day, starting by meeting his fans through a series of celebratory fan events in several cities including Seoul, Beijing and Tokyo.,...More
Kangta to hold fan meetings in Asia 2010/02/02, Source,
Singer Kangta [SM Entertainment]
Hallyu star Kangta, who is set to be discharged from the military next month, will hold fan meetings in several Asian countries starting mid-February.
According to his agency SM Entertainment, the singer who enlisted in 2008 will have completed his mandatory military service on February 19 and kick off the fan events the next day starting in Seoul.,...More
Singers Psy, Sung Si-kyung, Kangta and actor Yang Dong-geun will receive the Army Chief of Staff Award for their dedication during military service, accor,...More
[Interview of the week] Thirty, rehearsal is over! Entertainer Lee Ji-hoon 2008/07/24, Source, It's been 12 years since Lee Ji-hoon's debut, but he is 'still' careful to define himself. The word 'still' may sound odd, but that seems most fitting. It's because he has overcome dangers that don't happen easily, and he is beginning to bear fruit for his longtime prayers. Lee Ji-hoon, who is turning thirty this year, says that his life so far has only been an introduction. The thing I need is not a break but energy "One glass of hot cocoa". Mid-June brought an earlier heat wave, and Lee Ji-hoon, who we met at a cafe, ordered hot cocoa. Hot cocoa on a day for refreshing iced tea… He laughs and explains, feeling the eyes of the reporter on him. "I didn't get to drink it this morning. I have filming left in the afternoon, so I'm going to replenish my calories". MBC drama "New Heart", which started November 2007 ended in February, in March and April, made his album and started filming KBS drama "You Are My Destiny", Japanese show in May and release of his sixth album ' The Classic '. Lee Ji-hoon, who has come nonstop, didn't need a break but replenishment. In the midst of his busy schedule with drama filming, interviews, and television programs, he is heavy-hearted for the lack of his album activities.,...More
The Ministry of Culture and Tourism announced that it would be staging 'Korean Sparkling' concert, aimed at promoting foreign tourism, on Sep. 23 at the Opera House, Seoul Arts Center, as part of the Ministry's plan to develop Korean tourism products,...More
'Forever, Asian Star Culture Expo In Japan' Opens in Tokyo 2007/08/02, Source, The opening ceremony for the second FACE In Japan:Forever, Asian Star Culture Expo In Japan, was held in grandeur on the 1st at the Tokyo Dome City Freedom Hall. This expo is sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy, and the Korean National Tour,...More
Andre Kim holds fashion show in Wuxi 2007/07/12, Source, WUXI, China -- Korea's top designer Andre Kim staged his 10th fashion show on Thursday, 160 kilometers west of Shanghai. It was attended by an audience of 6,000 spectators.
Under the title "Fantasy of Four Seasons", Kim presented a total of 170 works that highlighted the beauty and color of each,...More
Celebrating the 15th year of Korea China Cultural Exchange, this event was prepared and hosted by ITFM, one of the biggest fashion malls in China promoting the 'Global Kor,...More
Korean Wave stars heat up Vietnam amid heavy rain 2007/07/06, Source, Despite heavy rain throughout the day, more than 5,000 Vietnamese fans attended the 2007 KOVINA Friendship Concert to see Korean Wave stars. The concert was held to commemorate the 15th year of Korea and Vietnam's friendship.
Held on July 3, 7 PM (local time) at the Puto Stadium in Ho Chi Minh, t,...More
Koreaand Vietnam consolidate their friendship through pop music.
The Ministry of Culture and Tourism and Korea Culture and Content Agency (KOCCA) announced on June 20 that they are holding the 2007 KOVINA Friendship Concert a,...More
Korean Singers to Appear in China Concert 2007/06/22, Source, The ITFM RNX Hallyu Concert will open in Wuxi, China July 11. The event gathering many Korean stars together will be held to wish success for the Global Korean Fashion/Beauty Expo on August 8.
The concert for Chinese citizens will be attended by many notable Korean singers including,...More
'China becoming future Hollywood' 2007/06/07, Source, Lee Soo-man, 54, founder and producer of SM Entertainment, expects that China will emerge as the world's largest entertainment market in years to come.
The former singer and show host, who helped turn Korea's pop music industry into big business, made the prediction in his lecture on the future o,...More
Korean stars to join fundraising concert 2007/01/08, Source, Korea's glitterati will participate in a concert to raise funds for the International Vaccine Institute, which is to be held at the Osaka Dome in Osaka, Japan, on Jan. 23.
The Seoul-based institute is a non-profit organization established in 1997 under the auspices of the United Nations Developme,...More
Shinhwa Chosen Best Korean Singer Overseas 2006/12/07, Source, Foreign internet users have selected the six-man group Shinhwa as the best Korean singer of the year, according to Arirang International Broadcasting on Wednesday. The group's song "Once in a Lifetime" received 60 percent of the votes cast by foreign internet users.
LPG, which left for China August 18, will appear on the show August 19 in front of an audience of some 40,000 and Chinese TV viewers amounting to 1.3 billion people. Other artists to perform on that day include,...More
Kangta, Vaness Set to Capture Hong Kong 2006/07/24, Source, Korean singer Kangta 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.
Aimhigh Global, the organizer of the concert, said on June 23 that Kangta and Vannesse will become the firs,...More
Korean Duo Conquers Asian Pop Charts 2006/06/21, Source, The Korean language version of the album "SCANDAL" from pop group KANG TA & VANNESS has conquered the influential Taiwanese music tracker's Feng Yun Bang's Taiwan G-music Chart. According to the group's label SM Entertainment, sales of the album beg,...More
Kangta wins music awards in China 2005/12/26, Source, Singer Kangta has once again proved his status as a top hallyu star in China by becoming the first foreign artist to win the Most Valuable Entertainer in TV Advertisement Award.
Kangta honored by Ban 2005/12/09, Source, Pop singer Kangta was awarded a plaque of appreciation by Foreign Minister Ban Ki-moon yesterday for his participation in the ASEAN tour by Korean Wave stars to commemorate the 15th anniversary of Korea-ASEAN Dialogue.
Mexican fans ask President Roh to send hallyu stars 2005/09/12, Source, The popularity of Korean pop culture is soaring in Mexico, where President Roh Moo-hyun made a recent visit. The first time Mexican viewers saw a Korean television drama was in October 2002, when the local broadcaster Mexiquense showed the MBC series ",...More
Kangta's Vietnamese fans rush stage 2005/09/12, Source, Hallyu star Kangta swept his Vietnamese fans off their feet when he performed at the "Peace Concert" held on Sept. 10 in Hanoi, Vietnam. He received a favorable response from some 2,500 fans who attended the concert.
Keeping the 'Korea Wave' washing onto Asian shores 2004/08/26, Source, When President Roh Moo-hyun invited Vietnamese Prime Minister Phan Van Khai and his delegation for a luncheon meeting last September, something unexpected happened. After a moment of calm, the Vietnam officials stood up one by one and started to line up in front of a woman, asking her to sign their,...More
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