JYJ’s Yoo Chun recently held his fan meeting successfully in Shanghai, China.
On August 25, Yoo Chun held his fan meeting, titled the 2012 Park Yoo Chun Asia Tour Fan Meeting in Shanghai, at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai.
Yoo Chun started the fan meeting singing “The Empty Space For You,” a soundtrack of MBC TV’s drama series Miss. Ripley, and talked about how he had been doing lately. He spent about two hours with his fans, presenting some important scenes of Miss. Ripley with his fans, giving quizzes to his fans over the phone, and playing a popping-balloons game.
On August 26, C-Jes Entertainment, Yoo Chun’s agency, said, “The Rooftop Prince received a lot of attention even before it started airing in China. Yoo Chun became popular when Sungkyunkwan Scandal aired. We knew that many Chinese people liked Yoo Chun, but we didn’t know he was this popular in China. We feel like we can also successfully hold the rest of Yoo Chun’s fan meeting tour.”
Yoo Chun’s popularity in China has been proven many times. The number of Yoo Chun’s fan community members on Baidu, the biggest portal site in China, exceeded 0.1 million a long time ago, and around 5,000 Chinese fans gathered signatures, making a request for a fan meeting with Yoo Chun. On August 24, when Yoo Chun arrived at Shanghai Pudong International Airport, over 1,500 Chinese fans swarmed over to the airport to see him, paralyzing all operations of the airport.
Yoo Chun says, “I was surprised to see so many people welcoming me despite the fact that it’s been a while since I visited Shanghai for the last time. All I did was working hard, but I feel like I’m getting more than I’m supposed to. I really appreciate all the fans for coming to see me. I’ll work harder to thank you for this.”
JYJ’s Jun Su recently said he won’t stop challenging as XIA.”
On August 26, C-Jes Entertainment, Jun Su’s agency, reported that Jun Su said, “I hesitated to release a solo album at first because of many bad conditions, but I gained confidence while I was on a world tour after releasing a solo album,” in a press interview, which was held at the Renaissance Conference Room in Hong Kong on August 25 at 4:00 p.m. (local time).
Regarding his new single recorded in English, Jun Su said, “Before going on a world tour, I wanted to give a special gift to my fans all around the world, so I made “Uncommitted” with the famous American composer Automatic. Because English is a global language, I chose to sing the song in English, but this R&B urban pop song sounds better in English.”
Jun Su also said, “I won’t stop challenging as XIA.”
Regarding his visit to Hong Kong, Jun Su said, “I was excited to see the beautiful night view of Hong Kong. Hong Kong is a very friendly city, and I thank you so much for coming to see me. I’m so happy to hold the last concert of my Asian tour in Hong Kong.”
Around 50 to 60 media sources in Hong Kong, such major newspapers and TV stations as Myung Bo Newspaper, Dong Bang Daily News Paper, and TVB, attended the press interview. The reporters listened to every word of Jun Su carefully. When Jun Su expressed his affection for Hong Kong, the interview room was filled with laughs.
Jun Su’s concert, titled XIA 1st Asian Tour in Hong Kong, will be held at the Convention Center in Hong Kong on August 26 at 9:00 p.m.
The music video of the new solo song of Big Bang’s G-Dragon is currently attracting a lot of attention in the UK.
As of 4:30 p.m. on August 25 (Korean time), the music video of G-Dragon’s new song, “One Of A Kind,” which was released on August 25 at midnight, topped the Viral Video Chart, an online video chart of the UK.
The music video of “One Of A Kind” is especially attracting a lot of attention because it topped all charts of the Viral Video Chart. This chart introduces music videos, home videos, and TV commercials that have become popular all around the world through word-of-mouth. It’s an online chart that has public confidence as it determines the ranking of videos by the number of hits and sharing.
G-Dragon hasn’t released the audio of “One Of A Kind” yet. Instead, he released a music video of the song, which is an intro of his new album. This music video received over 1.7 million hits on Big Bang’s official YouTube channel as of 4:50 p.m. on August 25. It shows music fans’ great interest in G-Dragon’s solo album, which came out in three years since he released the previous one in August, 2009.
Kara recently gave a mind-blowing performance of a new song, showing off its various charms.
The five member girl group appeared in MBC’s Show Music Core that live aired from MBC Dream Center in Ilsan, Gyeonggi-do on August 25. Previously, the group gave the first performance of its new song on KBS2’s Music Bankon August 24.
The adorable five girls gave a performance of the song
The five dazzling girls held a showcase for their fifth EP and released its audios, announcing that they are active after a year in the K-pop music world. The title song “Pandora” is a dance song, famous song writer team Sweet Tune composed.
At 2NE1’s L.A solo concert, world-renowned hip hop group Black Eyed Peas’ member Will.I.Am and Apl.De.Ap made a surprise appearance and even held a collaboration stage.
On August 24, 2NE1 who is currently on a global concert tour, held a solo concert at L.A Nokia Theater. This was the second concert after the one that was held on August 17 at Newalk Prudential Center in New Jersey.
Many of the audience at the concert site tweeted and even uploaded pictures about the appearance of Will.I.Am and Apl.De.Ap at the end of the concert.
2NE1’s agency, YG Entertainment also confirmed about the surprise appearance of Will.I.Am and Apl.De.Ap. The agency states that the appearance of those two celebrities heated up the stage even more.
Will.I.Am and 2NE1 has been building an intimate relationship since their music collaboration in L.A in year 2010. 2NE1 already recorded ten songs with Will.I.Am and plans to debut in the U.S with these songs.
Will.I.Am and Apl.De.Ap even held a collaboration stage with 2NE1’s leader CL on 2011 Mnet Asian Music Awards, which was held in Singapore.
The concert is creating a stir because it has been said that Jimmy Iovine, the president of Interscope that Lady Gaga, Eminem, and Black Eyed Peas belongs to visited the site and watched them perform.
Group JYJ that consists of Kim Jun Su, Park Yoo Chun, and Kim Jae Joong revealed pictures of them playing dead.
On the afternoon of August 24, Kim Jae Joong uploaded pictures on his Twitter with the caption, “Lonesome Kyung Tak beyond solitude.” The picture displays Kim Jae Joong drooping on furniture. His abnormal activities give a good laugh.
Previously, Kim Jae Joong posted, “This is how we were. The cool guys in Haeundae.”
Netizens commented: “Are you all on a break to Busan?” “So cute.” “Where did the guardian soldier Kyung Tak go?”
Kim Jae Joong played the role of Kim Kyung Tak on MBC’s Dr. Jin.
Teen Top is arising as the next generation K pop star.
According to T.O.P Media on August 24, Teen Top ranked first place on Japanese Tower Record’s K-pop Chart for the second week of August(8.13~8.19). They reached the top with the mini EP, Be Ma Girl that has been released in Korea on August 3.
Teen Top consists of six members: C.A.P, Chunji, LJoe, Niel, Ricky, and Changjo. They gained popularity since their debut in 2010. They have not made an official debut in Japan yet.
Previously in June, Teen Top held their solo concert, Teen Top Zepp Tour 2012 in three major cities of Japan: Osaka, Nagoya, and Tokyo.
Teen Top will appear on KBS 2TV’s Music Bank on August 24, MBC’s Music Center on August 25, and SBS’sInkigayo on August 26 and perform “Be Ma Girl.”
Psy recently caused an unexpected controversy over racial discrimination with his song “Champion.”
Psy has become very popular with the song “Gangnam Style” and his previous songs are also receiving a lot of attention. People from all over the world are appreciating his previous songs on YouTube and leaving lots of comments.
However, one of his songs “Champion,” which was released on 2002, caused controversy among foreign people. The lyrics for the song include the word ‘niga,’ which means ‘you’ in Korean, but people understood the word as ‘nigga’ or ‘nigger’ in English, which is a derogatory term for black people.
As a result, people from English speaking countries blamed Psy for discriminating against black people.
But Korean people explained the meaning of the word by leaving comments on YouTube. This merely happened because of pronunciation.
Thanks to the song “Gangnam Style,” Psy has earned over 10 billion won by selling his EP, concert tickets, and shooting several TV commercials.
On August 23, Lee tweeted a picture with the comment, “I took a picture with the national younger sister today. I look really big.”
The picture features Lee and IU posing together for the camera. The two stars appeared on MBC’s World Changing Quiz Show and took the picture in a waiting room. IU drew a lot of attention in particular thanks to her beautiful appearance and small face.
People who saw the picture responded: “IU looks really small when standing next to Lee.” “The picture proves that IU has a small face.” “Lee looks nervous about taking a picture with the national younger sister.” “They look good together.”
2NE1′s Sandara Park recently showed off her charismatic charm.
On August 23, Park posted a picture on her me2day account with the comment, “We are in LA right now. I remember when we came here two years ago to shoot 2NE1 TV. I was naive at the time so I starved for a week because there was no Korean food. But I managed to accommodate myself to the United States. Maybe it’s because many fans welcomed us. But I’m still going to go to a Korean restaurant.”
She drew a lot of attention with her splendid fashion, including a skeleton printed scarf and red jacket. The black scarf covering her face up complemented her charismatic charm.
Hair and makeup style also impressed the public. Her half shaved hair with long eye lines made her look even sexier.
People responded: “Thank you for saying hello.” “That’s the style only Park can look good with.” “She looks good.” “Park has strong charisma.”
2NE1 will start touring Japan by holding New Evolution on August 31.
SHINee’s Minho has just released his teaser image for his group’s upcoming Japanese single, Dazzling Girl.
Minho’s teaser is the third one to be released, coming after members Taemin and Key. Minho is seen wearing a black fedora on his head and wears a sleeveless black shirt, adorned with a necklace around his neck. Though he may be simplistic next to Taemin, who debuted a new and mature look, and Key, who had a fox wrapped around his neck, Minho still looks charismatic and alluring for the camera, proving that his good looks are enough to be at par with his group members.
SHINee will be releasing Dazzling Girl on October 10th.
Big Bang’s G-Dragon recently showed off his charismatic look.
On August 24, G-Dragon uploaded a picture on his Twitter account with the comment, “A music video of ‘One Of A Kind’ will soon come out. Y’all Ready For This? I’m nervous. Please look forward to this!”
In the picture, the way G-Dragon is dressed especially stands out. He’s showing off his manly look in a white T-shirt and a jacket decorated with silver studs.
His fancy accessories are also eye-catching. G-Dragon is showing off his distinctive taste in fashion by wearing multiple earrings, chain belts, and bold necklaces.
His hair and makeup are also very impressive. G-Dragon creates a neat hairstyle, tying his yellow reggae hair up. He looks rebellious with heavy smoky eye makeup and a slightly frowning face.
People responded: “The style looks very unique.” “He’s so charismatic.” “I think G-Dragon’s new album will become a big hit.” “He even looks good with reggae hair.”
G-Dragon will release a music video of “One Of A Kind” on August 25.
On August 23, Teen Top uploaded some pictures on their me2day and Twitter accounts.
Chunji uploaded a picture of himself in a friendly pose with a cat, which has an arrogant face, with the comment, “She was so cold-hearted and kept ignoring me, but she eventually allowed me to take a picture as I kept showing my affection for her. Meow~.”
Ricky also uploaded a picture of himself with a lovely poodle with the comment, “She was so cute and lovely that she immediately captivated my heart!!! I took this picture because I was sad to say good-bye to her. I’ll miss you.”
People responded: “The cat is so awesome that she can be arrogant to Chunji.” “I want to become the poodle that captivated Ricky’s heart.” “It’s ridiculous that I envy the dog and the cat that took pictures with Teen Top members. This can’t happen.”
Teen Top are currently promoting their new song, “Will You Go Out With Me?”
Super Junior topped the Oricon Chart with their new Japanese single, “Sexy, Free & Single.”
According to the Oricon Chart, Super Junior topped the Oricon Daily Single Chart with their fourth Japanese single, “Sexy, Free & Single,” which was released in Japan on August 22.
This single contains two existing songs of Super Junior in Japanese, “Sexy, Free & Single,” released in Korea in July, and “Our Love,” a track from Super Junior’s second album. Super Junior topped the chart without any promotions in Japan.
On August 24 around 1:00 p.m., Ryeowook said thank you to Super Junior’s Japanese fans with the comment on his Twitter account, “We topped the Oricon Chart! Thank you so much. We always appreciate our fans for supporting us. We’ll try harder. ELF is the best! (1位！ありがとうございま~す。応援してくれるファンのみなさんにいつも感謝します。もっとがんばります。ELF最高).”
Big Bang also topped both the Oricon Daily DVD Chart and the overall chart with Big Bang’s Alive 2012 Making Collection.
Therefore, it is proven that there hasn’t been a specific change in sales of K-pop albums despite the fact that Japanese right-wing groups have manipulated media to encourage people to stand against Hallyu by raising a dispute over Dokdo.