Big Bang featured in TIME Magazine!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Another Korean music artist is making it global. Just like Rain, Big Bang was featured in 'Time' magazine's, a famous American weekly magazine, on October 29th. They didn't receive a magazine spread like Rain, but this is still major accomplishment for them since they've only just begun expanding out of Korea.

In the article, Big Bang was introduced as one of the most promising groups in Korea and about their journey into advancing into the Japanese market.

The article states:

The vocalist Rain-among the TIME 100 in 2006- remains the international face of K-pop, but a host of other artists are eager to follow in his wake...

"Rain himself has struggled to make an impression in the U.S., despite a ton of MTV appearances and onstage backup from the likes of Omarion and Diddy. That leaves Japan as the prime foreign market for the talented, preening young acts that South Korea produces by the score."

The promising of these is Big Bang, a domestically successful five-man hip-hop group formed through Making the Band-style reality show in 2006.

And also:

"Tracks like "My Heaven" (a collaboration with top Japanese DJ Daishi Dance) and "Love Club" have plenty of dance-floor appeal. As for swoon factor, well, their track "Let Me Hear Your Voice" has been selected as the themes for the new Tokyo Broadcasting System romantic comedy Ohitotisama. If your work is popping up on Friday-night prime-time drama, total domination can't be that far behind."

"Total domination" lol. I think Big Bang certainly has the talent to advance into the world music market. I think they are even ready to debut here in the U.S like many other Korean artists such as WonderGirls, BoA, and of course RAIN. Although, I don't think they need to come to the U.S to be seen as successful, I would love to see them come to NY! To be featured in CNN and now TIME magazine is really amazing!

BIG BANG FIGHTING! GANBATTE! We love you guys! <3
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More Happy Endings - Abe Tsuyoshi also gets married!

Chinese-Japanese actor Abe Tsuyoshi(Chinese name: Li Zhen)(27) and Chinese actress Shi Ke(29) got married in Beijing, China last week.

If you don't remember who Abe Tsuyoshi is, he is mostly well known for his part in Japanese drama "Hana Yori Dango" as Mimasaka Akira. He was also in many other dramas such as "Koizora" and "Zettai Kareshi."

The couple met in 2007 while filming Chinese movie "Stand in Love" and fell in love. How ironic! haha

Congrats Tsuyoshi and Shi Ke. Best of luck to the both of you in your marriage!
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Epik High's Tablo Gets Married!

Korean celebrity couple Table (Epik High) and actress Kang Hye-Jung tied the knot on Monday, October 26th. I don't know why but this reminds me of Epik High's song "Map the Soul" . Seems like he was singing about her. ♪♫No reason to live without you♫♪ So sweet^^ I love that song.

Here are some more photos from the wedding ceremony. Awwe don't they look so good together? She looks so beautiful in her dress T_T Congrats Hye-Jung and Tablo! I wish them both the best in their marriage :)

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Younha new MV - "Sukinanda"

The very talented and beautiful singer who has been dubbed "The Oricon Comet" for topping the charts in Japan recently has released a MV for her new single called 好きなんだ(Sukinanda), which means "I Like You." The single will be released on November 18th. It will be in CD format and has only two tracks: 1. Sukinanda and 2. Sunday.

The MV doesnt have much of a storyline, but shows Younha in different scenes around Japan with her cellphone, listening to mp3 and her guitar. I like that the video is very simple and cute and I can focus more on the song and her pretty voice :) She's so talented. I want to hear more songs from her!

PS: I absolutely love her cellphone!

Check out Younha's - "Sukinanda":

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Happy Halloween!!

Here's a movie to scare you ____less!

The story centers on a haunted convenience store, the disturbing effect it has on the owners and other local residents, and the grisly deaths of the customers who shop there. Read More......

Rain grooving to MBLAQ

Check out Rain dancing to his groups (MBLAQ) song "oh yeah". You can tell he's the boss, perfect moves.
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TVQX to do Tomehane theme!

Friday, October 30, 2009

TVXQ has been chosen to provide the theme song for the upcoming drama series "Tomehane! Suzuri Koukou Shodoubu." This will be their first one for a Japanese drama on NHK.

The song will be a rhythmic pop tune titled "BREAK OUT!" It is planned for release as a single this winter. The "Tomehane!" drama series was first announced in June. Adapted from a manga by Katsutoshi Kawai, the story follows a young high school girl named Yuki Mochizuki (Aki Asakura), a top judo athlete who winds up in her school's calligraphy club. The was pretty good for those who want to check it out.

NHK will air "Tomehane!" on Thursday nights at 8:00pm, starting on January 7.

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Beast does again and again!

Check it out inside!

B2ST (Beast) performs 2PM's single "Again & Again" on M! Countdown on 29th October 2009. I think they did a good job. This was their way of standing up for Jaebum and showing support for 2pm.
2pm Fighting!
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(M/V)Brown eyed girls- Sign

Check out new BEG and they're not happy..

My first thought when watching this was wow this guy is a good actor. I was focused more on him then the girls haha. The MV is really good I almost feel like I'm watching a trailer for a movie. I also like the song it has a nice melody and has the same "abracadabra" vibe.

Singer : Brown Eyed Girls
Album : Vol.3 - Sound G Repack
Date : 30 October 2009

Tracklist :
01. Sign
02. 잠에 취해
04. Sign (Junjaman Remix)
05. 잠에 취해 (Instrumental)
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Kara's Nicole goes back to school

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Kara's Nicole is going back to school. She will be attending one of Korea's top universities, KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology).

While she is on campus, she will also be apart of Mnet's show "KAIST", which means cameras will be following her through her time studying, which im sure will be a bit annoying for her and the other students. Nicole might face a little trouble while attending college though because she was originally from the US, so her Korean isn't that fluent. So, netizens question whether she can handle her commitments with Kara and studying.

This will be Mnet "KAIST's" third series. Previous series had stars like MC Mong before. It is set to be shown sometime in November this year.

Who says celebrities cant have a good education? I think its great she's going back to school to have a back up plan just in case. I wish her all the luck! Nicole FIGHTING!! :)
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