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[Kpop Bites] Lee JaeJin leaving FT Island? Epik High MapTheSoul merges with ex-management company

  • Happening! Rumours of Lee JaeJin leaving FT Island

There has been some speculations amongst fans that FT Island Lee JaeJin is leaving the group. He recently wrote on his minihompy, “I shall wrap things up for a while”. But his company FNC came out to clarify, “This is ridiculous. He did the concert performance with the group on 23rd Jan. He will be performing with the group as planned for their Asian tour in over 10 cities.”

  • Epik High returns to ex-management company

Epik High‘s company MapTheSoul had merged with their ex-management company Woollim Entertainment. Epik High has been under WoollimEnt since 2003 but last year they set up their own company MapTheSoul. After which, the 2 companies continue with building relations with each other, and for great synergy, they have decided to merge as 1 company. And the outcome of the merger will be a 7-member boy group Infinite which is set to debut under the directing of Tablo and Mithra.

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[Special] KBites Kpop Report 2009

Coming nearly to the end of the year, let’s take a look back at some of the major Kpop events for 2009 in KBites ‘Kpop Report 2009’.

It’s been such an eventful year, with its up and down periods in the Kpop circle. Fans have also stood strong by their idols, and showed belief and support through the different events and happenings.

Let’s celebrate the end of 2009 and welcome a good start for 2010 for Kpop!

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FT Triple JaeJin’s most impressionable fan gift – mesh panties


FT Triple Lee JaeJin reveals the fan gift which he could never forget.

On MBC Every1′ Magazine1′, JaeJin revealed the gifts that fans would send in on his birthday every year and also when the group releases new album.

The FT Triple said, “Because we can’t go through all the gifts at our dormitary, we look through them in the car while we go on our schedule or when we are having our meals.”

And when asked which fangift is the most impressionable one to him, he said, “A mesh panty! I can never forget that one!”.

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Who are the Kpop 91-ers sitting for college entrance exams this year?


The college entrance examination for 2010 will be coming up in 7 days on 12th November.

And for the college entrance examinations this year it will be for the 91-ers. And in the Kpop world, we also have many 91-ers like So Nyeo Shi Dae SeoHyun, 2NE1 CL, 2AM Jung JiWoon, SHINee MinHo and Key, FT Island Lee JaeJin, KARA Nicole and Goo Hara, 4Minute Jeon JiYoon and Heo GaYoon etc.

But not all of them will be sitting for the exams this time.

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FT Island Double Date album jacket photos revealed!


Idol band FT Island recently released a repackaged album ‘Double Date’ to their 3rd album which consist of One Date (featuring FT Island) and Two Date (FT Triple).

Now photos for the album were revealed. Go under the cut for the eye candies.

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Unique group FT Triple to release ‘Two Date’ album and start promotions


Unique group FT Triple, consisting of member Lee JaeJin, Choi JongHoon and Choi MinHwan, from group FT Island will start their unique promotions.

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will release an album ‘Two Date’, a collection of 3 songs, and member Lee JaeJin will be the vocalist this time after his musical debut in ‘Sonagi’.

The title song to the unique group will be ‘Love Letter’ written by hit song writer Kim DoHoon. The other 2 songs including in the album are ‘멀리멀리 (Far Far)’ and ‘꼬집어봐도 (Even after pinching)’.

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FT Island to unleash unique group FT Triple


FT Island will be revealing an unique group FT Triple comprising of members Choi JongHoon, Lee JaeJin and Choi MinHwan. And the teaser video to title song to the unique group ‘Love Letter’ will be revealed on 19th October.

In the teaser video, Lee JaeJin will be in charge of vocal and guitar, and member Choi JongHoon will be playing on the piano. And Choi MinHwan will be in charge of the rhythm in the band.

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K Bites – 12.03.2009

Boys Over Flowers OST artiste Someday to release 1st album


4-member group Someday who sang ‘Do You Know?’ off KBS 2TV drama ‘Boys Over Flowers’ will release their 1st album.

The song ‘Do You Know?’ has been popular and doing very well on various music charts. For the song ‘Do You Know’ in their 1st album, it will feature Brown Eyed Girls Jae Ah, and even before the song is officially released, it has already become the hot topic amongst netizens on UCC sites.

SomeDay will release their 1st album on 12th March on and offline.

After SeungRi, FT Island JaeJin is next to be casted for musical ‘Sonagi’


FT Island Lee JaeJin has passed the audition and is casted for the musical ‘Sonagi’.

Seoul City Musical Association said, “Lee JaeJin will show a side of him he could not show as part of FT Island. His image in the musical will invoke memories of one’s first love. Do look forward to JaeJin’s new image.”

And even despite the busy schedule while promoting FT Island‘s 2nd album, Lee JaeJin is listening to the MRs and learning the melodies to the musical whenever time allows. He is also doing practices and undergoing personal training for his musical.

JaeJin is the next member of an idol group, after Big Bang SeungRi, to take part in the musical.


No Hite CF appearance for Big Bang SeungRi


Big Bang SeungRi will not take part in the group’s upcoming Hite beer CF.

Hite reveals on 12th March that the filming for CF has completed.

The concept for Big Bang’s CF this time is ‘cool guy’ and there is a scene where they will be enjoying the beer. To produce the atmosphere of the CF, the Big Bang members drank up to 2 boxes of beer of 12000CC.

And about SeungRi not appearing in the CF, Hite said, “SeungRi is currently still a minor. Hence we did not include him in CF.”