Not idol but actor Junho 2015/04/15, Source, Junho has starred in three movies so far. The three movies are "Cold Eyes", "Memories of the Sword" and "Twenty".
What is surprising is that he has grown into an actor in just 3 movies. Some may be prejudice and say that he's got an advantage because of his idol image. However, he's too good to criticize. He's already doing well enough 'for an idol',...More
Wait until 2PM 2012/06/13, Source,
An interesting report surfaced recently about how moneyed women in their 20s and 30s were fueling the popularity of such K-pop groups as 2PM. "Yugsikyeo" or "meat-eating females" refer to a generation of active women empowered by their talent and the financial stability that comes with it. That marks a shift from the women in their 40s and 50s that constituted the fan base for Korean pop,...More
'Hottest' to artist: evolution of 2PM 2012/06/12, Source,
Members of K-pop boy band 2PM pose for a promotional photoshoot for their most recent release, "Hands Up", in 2011. In their fifth year as one of the country's most popular groups, they insist the best is yet to come, with great participation in the creative process. / Courtesy of JYP Entertainment
This is the fifth in a 15-part series on the stars and trends of Hallyu, or the Korean wave, which is gaining popularity in Southeast Asia and Latin America. The Korea Times produces this special project in cooperation with the Korea Foundation and CJ E&M,...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
2PM play dress-up for fans 2012/04/03, Source,
Members of K-pop boy band 2PM host a mock talk show at their fan-only gathering on Sunday, at the Grand Peace Palace of the Kyunghee University in Hoegi-dong, eastern Seoul. Taecyeon, who did most of the speaking for the evening, is on screen./ Courtesy of JYP
By Kwaak Je-yup
Even with just about 4,000 in the Seoul auditorium, 2PM's fans could easily out-scream the crowds at world's largest music festivals like Glastonbury or Coachella.
Cheering and hollering the band members' names, the entirely female audience seemed unable to contain their excitement, fuming every emotion out in full force at every opportunity and leaving no part of their vocal chords unmoved,...More
KTO offers virtual dates with K-pop stars 2011/12/20, Source,
Snapshot of the interactive film, "Annyeong", featuring K-pop stars, Miss A and 2PM. Users can access the interactive movie at www.ibuzzkorea.com and go on a three-day virtual tour with the singers. / Courtesy of KTO
By Noh Hyun-gi
K-pop stars are at the forefront of "hallyu" or the Korean wave, and they are stepping up as spokesmen and spokeswomen for Korea,...More
VCR1 Weekly star scene 2011/10/20, Source, We go wherever the stars go! Here's the hottest entertainment news of the week! Let's go!
Our #5 Hot news is the comeback of Lee Seung-gi, a.k.a. the king of ballads.
The multi-entertainer is back in the music industry with a song he wrote himself, and his voice is as sweet as ever.
[SOV] [Interview : ] "Shall we date
Hot News #4 brings us news of Hallyu star Ryu Si-won's fan meeting.
[SOV] [Interview : ] "Hello, everyone!",...More
2PM: 'We Want to Show Our Enthusiasm On Stage' 2011/06/27, Source, 2PM recently released a song entitled "Hands Up.
After releasing their second album, 2PM said, "We want to come back to our friendly image that we showed when we debuted".
The "Animal Idol" image of 2PM is undergoing change. 2PM released their new song "Hands Up" after an eight month break, and they frankly expressed their feelings in an interview held on June 21, saying they had tried to express the bright and candid image that they had presented right after their debut. Wooyoung said, "I told our producer, Jin Young, that I wanted to play on the stage. I think that we will enjoy our performances along with our fans and we will be shown as ordinary boys who can dance really well on the stage". Joon Soo said with confidence, "People who watch our performance on the stage for the first time will all think that 2PM members are playing on the stage really joyfully",...More
"Dream High 2" hypothetical lead character? "Park Eun-bin vs Park Jin-young 2011/03/17, Source,
As the drama "Dream High 2" is believed to go into production, there are questions about who will be the new lead characters. There have been rumors about 'Sam-dong's brother' to 'Yang Jin-man as main role', and other various scenario's as well as the question if the cast from season 1 would exist.
It is known that KBS will start production of "Dream High 2" in timing of the next winter break and due to be aired next year. Previously a "Dream High" spokesperson talked about some possibilities to Seoul Newspaper NTN, "There haven't been any details formed. However, season 2 is being positively looked over".,...More
"Dream High" acting beginner Suzy, has grown 2011/02/15, Source, Suzy's acting skills have constantly been progressing.
Suzy plays the role of Ko Hye-mi in the KBS 2TV drama "Dream High" and is surprising viewers as every episode goes with her improving act. Acting for the first time of her life, in the beginning of the drama, Suzy was caught in a issue for her inaccurate pronunciation and vocals, awkward expressions and so on but she is getting over this. It's not the most sophisticated but now she's capable of emotional acts.,...More
"Athena" scores 3rd win on Monday and Tuesday nights 2010/12/29, Source,
SBS series "ATHENA" [SBS]
SBS' series "ATHENA" came on top of the Monday and Tuesday prime time slot, according to surveys by two media research firms on Wednesday.
Data by Total National Media Statistics (TNmS) and AGB Nielsen Media Research revealed that "ATHENA", a spin-off to KBS' blockbuster hit series "IRIS", posted average viewership ratings of 18.8 percent and 18.2 percent, respectively, both dropping by one percent compared to a week ago,...More
[PREVIEW] KBS TV series "Dream High" 2010/12/28, Source,
Casts from KBS series "Dream High" : Starting from left JOO, Wooyoung, Uhm Ki-joon, Taecyeon, Suzy, Kim Soo-hyun, Ham Eun-jung, Lee Yoon-ji, IU etc., [Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia
Co-produced by Bae Young-joon of KEYEAST and Park Jin-young of JYP Entertainment and starring members from idol groups 2PM, T-ara and miss A and female singer IU, it is obvious what KBS TV series "Dream High" wishes to be -- a drama which shows how the 'dream factory' really works along with the hardships young trainees go through to become a star, a drama about young people, and a drama where idols stars are the main characters. "Dream High" shows where it is headed to from the beginning with the story starting in the year 2018 with a man named 'K' from Korea sweeping the Grammy awards to become a world star and Jung Ha-myung (Bae Young-joon), the director of Kirin High School of Art, reminisces on the time when he himself was a freshman at the school,...More
Still images released for upcoming drama "Dream High" 2010/12/20, Source,
KBS drama "Dream High" [Holym (KEYEAST and JYPE) & CJ Media]
Still images of upcoming KBS drama "Dream High" were released today, according to a press release by Holym Co. and CJ Media on Monday.
The drama, a joint production between major entertainment agencies KEYEAST, JYP Entertainment and CJ Media, released two group photos that feature the main cast of the drama set to go on air next year,...More
2PM Japan showcase attracts 25,000 fans 2010/12/09, Source,
Boy band 2PM's first showcase "2PM 1st Contact in Japan" held in Kokugikan, Tokyo on December 8, 2010. [JYP Entertainment]
Six-member boy band 2PM debuted with a bang in Japan yesterday, attracting over 25,000 fans to their first showcase in the country, according to JYP Entertainment (JYPE) on Thursday.
At the event titled "2PM 1st Contact in Japan", held at Tokyo's Kokugikan, the group greeted their fans in Japanese and performed their hit numbers including "Don't Stop Can't Stop", "Again & again" and Heartbeat,...More
2PM's first DVD tops Japan's Oricon chart 2010/11/25, Source,
DVD cover of 2PM's "Hottest~2PM 1st Music Video Collection & The History~" [JYP Entertainment]
K-pop idol 2PM's first DVD has topped Japan's prestigious Oricon DVD chart.
The group's DVD titled "Hottest~2PM 1st Music Video Collection & The History~", which came in second on the chart on day of its release yesterday, climbed up a spot to rank No. 1 on the daily Oricon DVD chart as of today,...More
2PM's DVD comes in at No. 2 on Oricon chart 2010/11/24, Source,
Korean boy band 2PM [JYP Entertainment]
K-pop idols 2PM have claimed the No. 2 spot on Japan's prestigious Oricon DVD chart with their latest DVD release.
The boys' first DVD titled "Hottest~2PM 1st Music Video Collection & The History~", which was released today, came in second place on the daily Oricon DVD chart as of Monday,...More
2PM takes over mobile music chart in Japan 2010/11/19, Source,
Japan's Recochuku's mobile music chart
Korean boy band 2PM has dominated a mobile music chart in Japan, securing all top five slots on the chart with their songs.
JYP Entertainment announced in a press release Friday that 2PM's hit songs "Without U", Heartbeat, "Again & Again", "My Life 4 U" and "10 Out of 10", which were released as ringtones on Wednesday, have placed on the top five spots on Japan's Recochuku's mobile music chart,...More
On the set of "MBC Star Audition" premiere episode 2010/11/08, Source,
Singer Lee Eun-mi-I, producer and songwriter Bang Si-hyuk, rock guitarist Kim Tae-won-I, rock vocalist Kim Yuna, balladeer Shin Seung-hun and anchorwoman Park Hye-jin-II take part in the live broadcast "MBC Star Audition" at MBC Dream Center in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea on November 5, 2010. [Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia]
The premiere episode of public network MBC's singing competition series "MBC Star Audition" which went on air live November 5 was sort of the launching episode to the show introducing its hosts and judges. In a way, a preview aimed at encouraging more participation before the actual competition starts. This was because while contestants have yet to start competing and show how they will grow as the program progresses, there was also a need for explanation on what "MBC Star Audition" is about. And yet its producers are taking their chances too by having created a show they themselves cannot predict the outcome to, to air live for 70 minutes every week,...More
T-ara member Eunjung cast in upcoming musical drama 2010/11/05, Source, T-ara member Eunjung (Ham Eun-jung) [Core Contents Media]
Korean girl group T-ara member Eunjung (Ham Eun-jung) has been cast as one of the female leads in KBS' musical mini-series "Dream High", a co-production between Korea's top entertainment firms KEYEAST and JYP Entertainment.
A press release from the show's promoter announced Friday that Eunjung (Ham Eun-jung) will take on the role of Yoon Baek-hee, rival to miss A Suzy's character Goo Hae-mi, who shows a complete transformation after entering the performing arts school,...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 Hwang Chan-sung talked about how they would react should they win an award,...More
2PM Wooyoung, miss A Suzy cast for "Dream High" 2010/11/04, Source, 2PM member Wooyoung (left) and miss A Suzy (right) [JYP Entertainment]
2PM member Wooyoung and miss A's Suzy will both be making their acting debut in the upcoming KBS music TV series "Dream High", a highly anticipated co-production between top Korean entertainment firms JYP Entertainment (JYPE) and KEYEAST.
The show's promoter announced Thursday that Wooyoung has been cast for the role of Kevin, a skilled dancer from overseas, while Suzy will be playing the role of Ko Hye-mi, the prettiest girl at a performing arts school who dreams of becoming the next Jo Sumi (famed female soprano),...More
New Hallyu: K-POP Boom by Idol Groups 2010/11/03, Source,
At a joint interview with members of Kara, 2PM, SHINee, Brown Eyed Girls, and 4Minute, they all said, "We feel kind of a responsibility as Korean representatives overseas".
Hyun Ah (4Minute), On Yoo (SHINee), Wooyoung (2PM), Narsha (Brown Eyed Girls), and Koo Ha Ra (Kara) came one after another for an interview at a cafe. All the guests in the cafe revealed their curiosity by paying full attention to these star members, whom they could rarely see at one place together.
Those members of the star idol groups who attended the interview were all actually the leaders who have created the "new Hallyu" with K-POP in countries such as Japan, the greater China region, South-East Asia, and the USA,...More
2PM sweeps Mnet CountDown by storm 2010/10/29, Source,
Six member boy band 2 PM [JYPE Entertainment]
Boy band 2PM became the winner on music channel Mnet's weekly show "M! CountDown" on Thursday.
The six-member group took the top prize on the program with "I'll Be Back", the title track from their mini-album "Still 2:00PM" released two weeks ago,...More
2PM celebrates wins on TV music shows with "I'll Be Back" 2010/10/25, Source,
Six-member boy band 2PM [JYP Entertainment]
Six-member boy band 2PM, who returned to the local music scene last week, placed atop both televised music shows with their latest single over the weekend.
The group won on KBS' Friday music program and scored the Mutizen Award on SBS' Sunday show "Inkigayo" with their title track "I'll Be Back" from their mini-album "Still 2:00PM",...More
2PM to expand career into Japan 2010/09/24, Source, 2PM's expansion into Japan reported in Sankei Sports [Sankei Sports]
Top Korean boy band 2PM will be expanding their singing career into Japan in a few months, according to their agency JYP Entertainment (JYPE).
JYPE explained through a press release Thursday that as reported by Japanese media outlets the previous day, 2PM will make a debut in Japan through major record label Sony Music Entertainment in two months time,...More
2PM releases digital single and music video for Thank You 2010/08/18, Source,
Cover of 2PM's digital single "Thank You" [JYP Entertainment]
Korean idols 2PM have released a digital single and music video for "Thank You", according to the group's agency JYP Entertainment on Wednesday.
JYPE announced in a press release that the ballad song "Thank You", which was first revealed at 2PM's first solo concert, was revealed on various web-based music sites yesterday,...More
2PM to give encore concert 2010/08/16, Source,
Official poster of 2PM's encore concert [JYP Entertainment]
Korean idols 2PM will be giving an encore performance of their first live show in September, according to their agency JYP Entertainment on Monday.
In a press release, JYP announced that the boys will hold a second showing of their first solo concert "Don't Stop Can't Stop" on September 4 and 5.
Their first round of shows was held July 31 and August 1 at the Olympic Stadium in Seoul and on August 7 and 8 at the Busan Exhibition & Convention Center (BEXCO) in Busan,...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
2PM Junsu unlikely to join Wonder Girls' North America tour 2010/06/04, Source,
Members of boy band 2PM [JYP Entertainment]
Boy band 2PM member Junsu is unlikely to be joining the rest of his members for the Wonder Girls' North America tour this month, according to his agency JYP Entertainment (JYPE) on Friday.
"The members of 2PM have departed from Korea because they will open the Wonder Girls' tour but Junsu will stay back and take time to recover from his knee injury", an official from JYPE told Asia Economic Daily over the phone,...More
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