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SS501 Kim Hyung-joon may sign with Kang Ji-hwan agency

Boy band SS501 member Kim Hyung-joon is looking into signing with actor Kang Ji-wan’s agency S Plus Entertainment.

An official at S Plus told Asia Economic Daily over the phone on Wednesday that they are reviewing whether to sign an exclusive contract with the singer which will support his activities in Korea, although emphasizing “nothing has been decided.”

The official also explained, “S Plus’ headquarters in Japan currently handles various affairs for Kim in Japan but that’s different from signing an exlusive contract.”

S Plus supports several ‘Hallyu,’ or Korean Waves stars in Japan including Song Seung-heon, Kang Ji-hwan and Lee Jun-ki, either managing their career in the country, creating their Japanese websites or promoting their businesses.

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SS501 Park JungMin signs with Taiwan Sony Music, for his Chinese activities

SS501 Park JungMin is said to have signed up with Taiwan Sony Music.

An official revealed, “Park JungMin has signed an exclusive contract with Taiwan Sony Music. This was done before Kim HyunJoong moved to Bae YongJoon’s agency Key East.”

It seems that currently Park JungMin is looking at activities in the Chinese entertainment market with the move to sign with Taiwan Sony Music. With news that Park JungMin and Kim HyunJoong will be doing their solo activities, there are great interests as to the future plans for the rest of the members Heo YongSaeng, Kim KyuJong and Kim HyungJoon.

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SS501 Kim HyunJoong choose f(x) as his favourite female idol group

SS501 Kim HyunJoong reveals that he likes f(x) the most out of all the female idol groups.

He was on MBC Golden Fishery Radio Star when he revealed that. He also recently revealed on another variety show that he likes f(x) Krystal more than So Nyeo Shi Dae Jessica.

Kim HyunJoong, “I like the way f(x) greets” and imitated greetings with different country accents. f(x) is a group made up of members of different nationalities.

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SS501 Kim HyunJoong, “The other members’ appearances are a little disappointing”


SS501 leader Kim HyunJoong says, “The other members’ appearances are a little disappointing.”

Coming back with a minialbum after 1 year and 7 months, SS501 recently went on KBS Star Golden Bell. And during the filming, the SS501 members were asked ‘Which member are you envious of the most?’ and leader Kim HyunJoong was picked by the other members.

When asked why he chose leader, Kim KyuJong said, “This person is like a living sculpture. Really envious as a celebrity”.

With that MC Ji SeokJin said, “Kim HyunJoong, tell us what you are envious of about KyuJong‘s appearance” and Kim HyunJoong joked, “Let me talk about the disappointing things instead. Even though he is young, he is dropping hair.” causing laughter in the filming set.

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K Bites – 22.05.2009

Kim Dong Hee is back with 1st album after 1 year and 6 months

kdh_220509Singer Kim Dong Hee is back with her 1st album ‘My Reality’ after 1 years and 6 months.

She debuted in 2007 November with the single ‘You you’, and also sang for MBS ‘NewHeart’ OST ‘Don’t know love’ and KBS ‘Single Father In love’ OST ‘Someday’. Her live performances are said to be powerful and sensational.

Her album includes 12 tracks, including those written by Noblesse.

Meanwhile, the MV to her title song ‘Women are just like that’ featuring SS501 Kim Kyu Jong has been released.


Son DamBi says goodbye to ‘Saturday Night’

sdb_030509Singer Son DamBi will have her goodbye stage for her song ‘Saturday Night’ on 23rd May on MBC Music Core.

She will perform a special remix performance of ‘Crazy’ and ‘Saturday Night’.

Also for MBS Music Core on 23rd, 2PM JaeBum will show off his own choreographed acrobatic performance, and After School Park Ga Hee will also have her own solo dance performance.


2NE1 with an “upgraded performance” for their 2nd stage with ‘Fire’


2NE1 will have their 2nd stage with ‘Fire’ on SBS Inkigayo on 24th May.

For their activities, YG has announced that they will control on the group’s performances. As a newcomer, they will only perform once on stage a week.

The group is said to be one of the most anticipated newcomer group of the year. Already before their debut, they have been in the spotlight for their collaborate CM song ‘Lollipop’ with group Big Bang.

And for their debut stage on SBS Inkigayo on 17th May, they have the show’s viewerhip shoot up to a record of 14.93%.
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K Bites – 15.05.2009 II

WonderGirls SoHee introduced as a fashionista on foreign street fashion site


Group WonderGirls SoHee has been introduced as a fashionista on one of the famous street fashion sites Streetpeeper. Streetpeeper’s stylist in Seoul recently introduced a photo of SoHee on the site.

Streetpeeper is a site which not only talks about street fashion from New York, Paris, London and Tokyo etc, but also information on other famous fashion designers .

On the site on 13th May, a stylist from Korea introduced the fashion items that SoHee had on in one photo. With that, netizens left comments like ‘Really cute’.


Shin MinAh as vocal for Loveholic


Movie actress Shin MinAh will be be featured as vocal to band Loveholic after member Ji Sun left the group.

Loveholic initially consisted of members Lee Jae Hak, Kang Hyun Min and JiSun, but after JiSun left the group in pursue of her solo career, the group remained as Loveholic without a main vocal.

After JiSun left, they released a digital single ‘Butterfly’ featuring artistes like Alex and Horan. And for their new single ‘Miracle Blue’, actress Shin MinAh has been chosen as featured vocal.

Before this, Shin has already sang for movie ‘Go Go 70’ songs, and this will be another chance for fans to see her sing. And she will also appear for the MV to this new single.


SS501 Kim Gyu Jong and Kim Shin Ah are ‘lovers’

kkj_150509The still cuts to singer Kim Dong Hee‘s upcoming MV ‘Yes you are a woman (여자는 그래)’ from her first album ‘My Reality’ were released on 15th May.

And featured in the MV are SS501 Kim Gyu Jong and movie actress Kim Shin Ah. For the MV, Kim Shin Ah plays the female lead who initiates breakup with her lover played Kim Gyu Jong, and she walked to the seashore where she commits suicide.

Many fans were surprised when they see SS501 Kim Gyu Jong hugging Kim Shin Ah in his arms and his acting as the griefing lover in the still cuts. This is the first time they see this side of Kim Gyu Jong.

The full version of the MV will be released on 19th May.

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K Bites – 23.04.2009

SS501 Kim Kyu Jong, “It’s as though Kim Hyun Joong came back as Yoon Ji Hoon”


SS501 Kim Kyu Jong exposes fellow member Kim Hyun Joong, one of the cast of drama ‘Boys Over Flowers”.

Kim Kyu Jong
was on KBS ‘Happy Together Season 3’ telerecording when he was posed the question if member Kim Hyun Joong has changed after the filming of Boys Over Flowers, and he answered, “He used to be bad at names, acting foolishly and a little too blunt, but after the filming of the drama, but now he’s really calm and steady person.”

He also added, “It’s as though he has transformed as Yoon Ji Hoon.”

This show will air on 23rd April at 11.05pm.


WheeSung takes on MC challenge


Singer WheeSung to transform as MC.

He will be the MC to the show ‘WheeSung‘s Pre-Show 1 Show’. The show gives opportunities for new talented singers to introduce themselves, a platform for them to reach out to more fans.

Every month about 9-10 teams will be introduced on Mnet.com and the team which receives most response from the netizens will be chosen onto the show. The chosen team/singer will also be given the chance to perform with popular stars.

WheeSung‘s Pre-Show 1 Show’ will air on 24th April on Mnet Cable Channel.


‘F4 Special Edition’ Music drama to be released on 28th, an album will also be released

Boys Over Flowers F4 will release a ‘F5 Special Edition’ on 28th April. The teaser video to this music drama released on the 22nd has already been the topic amongst fans and netizens.

F4 will also release a ‘F4 Special Edition’ album on the 28th. This album will include songs sang individually by Lee Min Ho, Kim Hyun Joong, Kim Bum and Kim Joon.

The music drama talks about the story of the F4 members as recollected by WooBin (Kim Joon‘s character).

This is filmed in the midst of the F4’s busy schedule. A new female artiste will also play as WooBin’s partner in the music drama.

When asked about the possibility of the 4 members of F4 to come together to promote the album, related officials said, “Like the album is called, this is a special edition. The members did the recording of the sound individually, it is very difficult to bring them together as a group.”

K Bites – 30.03.2009

SS501 to advance into the American market?


It seems that SS501 will move into the plans of advancing into the American market with great cautions.

SS501 members Kim Kyu Jong and Heo Yeong Saeng recently took part in a concert performance and for an interview in LA. There they met up with famous producers Andrew Lane and Steven Lee on 21st March and discussed about music and advancing into the American market.

A DSP representative said, “When we were working on the album ‘U R Man’, we have also received some songs from Andrew Lane. Through this, we get to meet these people in America.”

“We did have talks about advancement into the American market. We do have plans on an American market advancement but we have yet to have solid plans laid down.”

SS501 will be releasing a special album in May and in summer they will release a new album.


So Nyeo Shi Dae Yuri transform into a goddess for K Will’s new MV


yr_300309_2So Nyeo Shi Dae Yuri has transformed into a goddess for singer K Will‘s new MV ‘My tears are falling’ off his new minialbum.

A teaser video to the MV, featuring Yuri‘s first crying scene since her debut, was also released on 30th March.

Yuri, “The moment when I listened to the music, my tears started flowing. I hope that my first crying scene will be a pretty one.”

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