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Thai Kpoppers alert! Catch f(x) and Zhang LiYin in action in town on 20th!

Kpoppers in Thailand alert! SM artistes Zhang Li Yin and f(x) will be having a showcase together in Bangkok on 20th March after the Pattaya International Music Festival on the 18th.

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After a shot of fame, Zhang Liyin gets frozen for 3 years

At 13-years-old, she entered a newcomer singing competition, where she was discovered by Korean company SM Entertainment, becoming an artist under the same label as major acts like TVXQ, Super Junior, Kangta and Girls Generation. When she was 17-years-old, she released her first single, “Timeless,” and in the same year, received the award for Best Newcomer in Korea. But to pursue greater success, she was secretly trained for three years before being allowed a re-debut in 2010.

With a near-perfect voice accompanying the new trend of R&B, she has quickly won the hearts of many fans. Being the first Chinese female soloist born out of the Hallyu Wave, she was given the nickname of the “Chinese BoA”. Currently in Korea, but born in Chengdu, Sichuan, her name is Zhang Liyin. Yesterday, Zhang Liyin did an exclusive interview with the paper, telling the story of her journey into the South Korean market.

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Jang Ri In ‘Rainy Day’ MV featuring SuJu DongHae out!

SM Ent’s Chinese singer Jang Ri In (Zhang Li Yin)’s comeback title song ‘Rainy Day’ MV featuring Super Junior member DongHae revealed!

For Li Yin’s new single, “Sunny Day, Rainy Day”, she not only acts in her own MVs, she also works with Super Junior M Donghae and Henry.

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Jang Ri In’s new MVs to feature DongHae and Henry


On October 15, Jang RiIn (Zhang Liyin) ‘s new teaser for her single was revealed on Sohu. Despite it only being 34 seconds long, it created a huge reaction from fans.

Since her debut, Liyin‘s MVs have mostly featured her seniors in her SM Entertainment company. In “Timeless” and “I Will”, this girl with such outstanding vocal capabilities has seemed rather shy on-camera.

However, in Liyin‘s new single, “Sunny Day, Rainy Day”, she not only acts in her own MVs, she also works with Super Junior M‘s Donghae and Henry.

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Zhang LiYin to have comeback with 2nd single!


Chinese R&B singer Jang Ri In (Zhang Liyin) will be releasing her 2nd single at the end of October and will officially start a new round of promotional activities.

On the 15th, through SM’s official site, SOHU and various Chinese media outlets, Zhang Liyin’s all new teaser will be released.

Zhang Liyin debuted in Korea and was well received because of her excellent R&B singing skills. Through her 1st album “I Will” released in march of last year, she officially began activities in China.

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SMTown Summer 09 – full album release & album jacket revealed


Back again after 2 years, SM Entertainment releases a new SMTown Summer 09 album, but this time only featuring 3 artiste groups from SM – Dong Bang Shin Ki, Super Junior and SHINee.

Album jacket photos and all track previews under the cut.

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K Bites – 16.07.2009 (SNSD, LPG, SM Town, Big Bang SeungRi)

‘Korea’s Girlgroup’ So Nyeo Shi Dae is on the latest issue of Ceci


‘Korea’s Girlgroup’ So Nyeo Shi Dae is on the latest issue of fashion magazine Ceci.

snsd_150709_2They recently did the photoshoot for this August issue of Ceci. They are featured as one of the top stars in Korea in comemoration of Ceci’s 15th anniversary.

And what is special is that they are the first artistes to be featured as the top star for the 15th anniversary special celebration. The concept to the photo is commemoration party for the girls’ for their 2nd year anniversary after debut (they debuted in 2007.08.05).

LPG to reappear as Son DamBi for their debut stage


Female group LPG 2nd generation will appear for their debut stage in Son DamBi’s ‘Crazy’ performing costumes.

The girls will be performing for the ‘Heroes’ corner on Mnet M!Countdown on 16th July transforming as singer Son DamBi.

LPG will has also learnt the dance steps to the song from After School member GaHee who is also from the same company as Son DamBi.

LPG will also have their comeback stage with the song ‘Jang DongGun Lee Hyori’ on the show today.

smtown_150709SMTown Live concert 09 to take place coming August

Dong Bang Shin Ki, Super Junior, So Nyeo Shi Dae etc will come together for SMTown Live concert this year again.

SMTOWN LIVE 09 will take place on 16th August from 5pm till 10 pm in SEoul JamSil Olympic stadium. The artistes from SM Entertainment like Dong Bang Shin Ki, Super Junior, Jang Ri In, So Nyeo Shi Dae, SHINee etc will be performing in front of their fans.

The artistes will be putting up a variety of performances. And also for this concert, there will be a special performing guest appearing.

Sales to the tickets to the concert will start on 23rd July on GMarket.

Big Bang SeungRi passed his qualification examination!

sr_120609_1It has been known that Big Bang SeungRi has passed his qualification examination in May.

After quitting from high school, SeungRi has applied to take the examination and has passed it in May.

A YG representative said, “SeungRi has passed his qualification test in May.” on 16th July. SeungRi will be sitting for his SAT test this year too. Debuting as member of Big Bang, SeungRi has voluntarily pull out of high school to focus on the group’s activity.

Meanwhile, Big Bang is currently promoting in Japan and their song ‘Gara Gara Go’ is doing very well there going up to the #5 position on Japan Oricon chart.

K Bites – 02.05.2009

Tablo and Kang Hye Jung, “We are 4 dimensional couple”


A photo of couple Epik High Tablo and Kang Hye Jung revealed online had become the topic amongst netizens. The photo was uploaded on Epik High’s official website – and in the photo, Tablo and Kang Hye Jung had funny dressups.

Kang Hye Jung had heart-shaped glasses on and Tablo had comedian glasses on. And Tablo also attached a phrase with the photo, “Isn’t this cool? Heart Kang and Detective Ta”.


SS501 fly to America for 2nd album preparation, “We are afraid influenza A”


Male group SS501 will be flying to America for the preparation of their upcoming 2nd album on 6th May.

They will be staying there for about 10 days to film their 2nd album jacket and also to record for their 2nd album. They will also be attending cultural events for South Koreans living in America during their visit there.

Kim Hyung Joon who recently met with some reporters said, “We will go to America on the 6th. We will film for our album jacket, we will also be meeting and having exchange with music producers in America.”

“But after hearing about the influenza A type, swine flu, going on in America, we are a little afraid about it. We will work hard to bring to fans new and better music to fans through what we have learnt there.”


Super Junior and Jang Ri In forge friendship in China


60K fans were present for ‘Jackie Chan and his friends concert’ where Super Junior and Jang Ri In had participated in.

The concert took place on 1st May in China Beijing Olympic Stadium. Super Junior on the day performed their 3rd album songs ‘Sorry Sorry’ and ‘Why I Like you’. This is a pleasant surprise for their China fans since it is the first time they perform the 2 songs in China.

Jang Ri In also performed the song ‘Wish’ off her 1st album. Great friendship forged beween Super Junior, Jang Ri In and Jackie Chan can be seen from their friendly stage and them putting behind their age difference.

Jackie Chan also expressed his gratitude for Super Junior’s appearance for his concert.

Meanwhile, Super Junior won the #1 position for the monthly chart for month of March and April on Music Bank K Chart.