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BEG JeA fans are angry, “Child Of Empire is ZE:A? Change the name”

There has been some disagreement between the same names of Brown Eyed Girls Jea (제아) and upcoming 9-member group ZE:A (제아).

ZE:A is the name of an upcoming 9-member group previously known as Child Of Empire under Star Empire Entertainment. The group has revealed some album jacket photos on 28th December and will be releasing their debut album on 7th January.

But this has met with some strong protest from Brown Eyed Girls JeA‘s fans. The reason is that they have the same name (in Korean that is). And it has been known that the fans have been calling up Star Empire to ask about the same-name issue.

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Kpop ushers in its new batch of maknaes!


With new singers and groups debuting lately, Kpop world is experiencing a flood of new and definitely younger singers.

We are looking at a crowd as young as 15 years old, and born in 1994. Did time really fly that fast or are we looking at a younger group of singers now?

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KBS Music Bank 18.09.2009 – GDragon wins 4th #1!

On KBS Music Bank tonight, we have:

  • GDragon 4th win with #1 on KChart!
  • Great comeback stage lineup – TaeGoon, Epik High, Lee Seung Gi, Tei, Park HyoShin
  • Other great performances by 4Minute, KARA, SHU-I, Jewelry, HAM, SHU-I etc

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SBS Inkigayo 13.09.2009 – GDragon wins 2nd Mutizen

Highlights to SBS Inkigayo today:

  • GDragon wins Mutizen for the 2nd time through!
  • 2NE1 says goodbye with performance of ‘In The Club’
  • 2PM WooYoung and TaecYeon do MCs today – they looked like they lost much weight
  • Other hot performances by f(x), 4Minute, T-ara, Brown Eyed Girls, Kim TaeWoo, Paran Ryan, Jewelry etc

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Group Paran’s leader Ryan’s solo debut with ‘Proud’


Group Paran‘s leader Ryan has debuted as solo singer.

And previously, Ryan had his showcase on 8th September in a club in Seoul HongDae.

The teaser MV to his solo debut song ‘Proud’ off his first single ‘Ryan Learns To Love’ was released on 7th September. The song ‘Proud’ is a R&B propose song produced by Brown Eyed Soul JungYeop and Eco Bridge.

Go under the cut to listen to the full single.

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K Bites – 27.07.2009 IV (KARA-Ryu SangWook, Hwi)

Male leader to KARA’s upcoming ‘Wanna’ MV revealed


New acter Ryu SangWook will be the male lead to KARA’s upcoming MV ‘Wanna’ which is also the title song of their comeback full-length album.

Ryu SangWook is recently featured in MBC drama ‘Queen Seon Deok’.He was also called the ‘2nd Lee JungJae’ for having resemblance to Lee JungJae when he was acting as the role of the bodyguide for Go HyunJung in ‘Secret Clock’.

Ryu SangWook had previously participated in the MV filming for KARA’s ‘Wanna’ on 19th and 20th July, and in the MV he acts as the role of a stalker to the 5 members in the group.

One of the MV filming staff sais, “In one look you can say that he is a goodlooking guy with an innocent feel, which goes well with the concept of the MV. With much popularity that Ryu SangWook gets from females these days, much more anticipation is for the new MV.”

KARA ‘Wanna’ MV will be revealed within this week.

New singer Hwi is in the spotlight again

hwi_270709New singer Hwi has received a special invitation to this year’s Hallyu Music Festival.

After gaining much popularity singing for the theme song ‘I can’t have you’ for MBC weekend drama ‘Friend, our legend’, his popularity goes all the way to Japan and he has been invited to 2009 Hallyu Music Festival.

The festival is a joint event by Korea and Japan, and it sees the appearance of top stars – last year some of the stars who attended were WheeSung, Kim BumSoo, Paran etc.

And for this year, some of the stars who will be attending are Jo Sung Mo, T-Max, K Will and Hwi. Hwi was invited after the theme song ‘I can’t have you’ began to gain popularity amongst the Korean and Japanese views of the drama.

The festival will take place on 12th and 13th September .

Listen to more by Hwi here…

K Bites – 01.06.2009 II

Gruesome photos were uploaded by new singer AJ fans and not Paran fans


Recently due to the dispute of the same name artiste and also facing the case of gruesome photoshopped photos spreading online, new singer AJ has been worn down alot even though he just debuted.

Paran‘s company said on 1st June, “There has been hearsay that Paran fans did the gruesome photos, but this is not the truth. The photos are the works of new singer AJ‘s one fan.”

There were recently gruesome photos of new singer AJ uploaded online, and fingers have pointed to the Paran member AJ‘s fans to have done it.

But Paran‘s company came out ot say, “The photos being uploaded on AJ fan cafes and Paran fan cafes on 25th May were the doing of new singer AJ‘s one fan.”

They added, “This fan got the courage to post up such photos, but instead of scolding her, we should forgive her. We just want to clear all the misunderstanding against the Paran fans that have arise from this incident.”

2PM Nick Khun shows off his 6-packs

nk_010609Group 2PM Nick Khun shows off his mom-jjang (mom-body, jjang-best), all the muscles that he has been hiding all these while.

Appearing on the show with the rest of the group members, Nick Khun showed off his built on MBC Every1 channel ‘Now the Pretty boys generation’.

When talking about the built of the 2PM members, MC to the show Lee Ji Hoon said, “I am really curious about Nick Khun, who has been said to the flower boy (pretty boy) of 2PM.”

With that leader JaeBum added, “Nick Khun also work hard on working out and his built is really good.”

This episode of the show will be aired at 11pm on 2nd June.

Down with vocal cord tubercle again, singer Jang Hye Jin pauses work on 8th album


Singer Jang Hye Jin has been down with recurred case of vocal cord tubercle, and had to stop work on her upcoming 8th album temporarily.

Her company said on 1st June, “When she was recording, she thought her throat felt weird, when she went to the hospital where she was diagnosed with vocal cord tubercle again. The doctor has advised on not overworking the vocal cords, and to take ample rest.”

“Plus since this year, she has been appointed a teaching professor at a music course in HanYang Female University and has to use her vocals alot. She was also preparing for her new album, and concert, that she has exhausted her vocals.”

Jang Hye Jin said, “I guess I was too greedy. I want to be a good teacher to my students, and I want to show a good side to fans who have been waiting for my music.”

The release of her 8th album will be postponed for 2-3 months.

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The ‘war’ over the name AJ?


As many of you have read earlier about Paran fans being angry as new solo singer AJ bears the same name as Paran‘s youngest member AJ.

Solo singer AJ‘s company came out to explain that the meaning to the name is different, but the matter continue when the Paran fans were said to have uploaded badly-photoshopped photos of AJ, and Paran AJ himself apparently also referred to solo singer AJ as ‘Fake AJ’ on his minihompy.

More photos here…