[INFO] Kpop FanClub Membership Numbers

20 11 2009

TVXQ’s official fanclub, Cassiopeia, has decreased in numbers:

DBSK: 797 821
Big Bang: 378 859
BoA: 342 848
Lee Hyori: 327 160
SNSD: 285 790
SS501: 278 598
Super Junior: 260 156
2PM: 222 090
Shinhwa: 193 974
Rain: 188 387
Se7en: 162 375
Lee Jun Ki: 136 066
Wonder Girls: 112 823
FT Island: 112 213
SHINee: 107 330

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Translations: adie@sweetfig

[NEWS] Idol Groups May Cause Downfall of ‘Hallyu’

7 11 2009

It may not be an exaggeration to say that today’s Korean pop charts are literally “occupied” by boy bands and girl groups such as the Wonder Girls and TVXQ, whose members are in their late teens and early 20s and dance to computerized hip-hop music.

This trend is making it harder than ever to watch sophisticated performances by middle-aged artists on the small screen particularly during primetime hours.

Lim Jin-mo, one of the country’s most influential music critics, said the unbalanced exposure of singers to the media will undermine K-pop’s international competitiveness and eventually devastate the country’s breeding ground for young musical prodigies.
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[NEWS] Korean Singers Up Prominent on Oricon Charts for 1st Week of November

4 11 2009

1st week of November the week for the Korean singers on Oricon  Chart?

Korean singers are the prominent figures up on Oricon Chart for the 1st week of November. We see singers like BoA, Dong Bang Shin Ki and Big Bang, and also Korean actor-singer Ryu ShiWon up on the top 10 positions on the chart. Read the rest of this entry »

[VIDEO] BoA’s ‘White Wishes’ PV

29 10 2009

[VIDEO] BoA feat. M-Flo – Love Bug on Music Station

17 10 2009

[NEWS] Hitoshi Matsumoto, “DBSK – BoA, I Just Love Them”

11 10 2009

Members of Downtown (T/N from Japan show “Downtown no Gaki no Tsukai ya Arahende”) comedy group, an actor-director Hitoshi Matsumoto attended the press conference of “New World Culture” the 14th Pusan International Film Festival on October 10th, 4:30 pm at New World Haeundae Centum City Hall.

Matsumoto Hitoshi is currently hosting a music program in Fuji TV called “Hey Hey Hey Music Champ”. He showed a deep affection to Korean singers who are advancing to Japan such as BoA, TVXQ, and SS501.

“There are a lot of Korean singers who come to the music program I’m hosting in. I met with TVXQ and BoA and they left me a purely good impression. They’re sincere and having good attitude without thinking that they’re actually popular group there.” he praised highly.

Source: Economic News
Translations: SYC

[VIDEO] Yunho Performs ‘Checkmate’ & Ara Performs ‘Girls on Top’ on HTTG

9 10 2009


‘Checkmate’ is a self composed song by Yunho, ‘Girls on Top’ is a song by BoA

[NEWS] SM’s Foreign Star Global Auditions

9 10 2009

The second BoA and TVXQ is to be found.
SM Entertainment plans on holding an audition globally to uncover a new global star.
SM plans on auditioning in four major cities starting with the American auditions in Los Angeles on November 15th, Toronto and Vancouver auditions on the 22nd, and New York from the 27th to 28th.

There will be five areas where people may audition for singing, acting, modeling (fashion and commericial films), dancing, and composing. There is no age limit as long as there are Asian contestants. You may send in your personal email and picture ID to (2009sm@smtown.com) and go to the auditions.
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[AUD-DL] BoA feat. VERBAL (m-flo) – Bump Bump (HQ; 320kbps)

5 10 2009

As requested!

File Size: 9.16MB
Bit Rate: 320kbps
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Download: MediaFire

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5 10 2009

Download this song here

Download this song here

[VIDEO] MBC ChuSeok Special ‘Star Dance Battle’

4 10 2009

Round 1

SHINee – ‘Boys On Top’ (Parody of BoA’s Girls On Top)

After School2PM’s Again & Again *WINNER*

Round 2

2AM 4Minute’s Hot Issue
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[INFO] A Glance at 2009 ChuSeok Special Shows (KBS, SBS, MBC)

2 10 2009

With the 3 major broadcast companies doing different chuseok special shows featuring special performances by different artistes, let’s take a look at what the 3 TV channels have installed for us this jampacked weekend in a glance.

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[PICS] BoA: Bump Bump Single Album Jackets

27 09 2009

BoA’s set to release another Japanese single on December. The single 「まもりたい~White Wishes~」 will be the theme song for Wii game “Tales of Graces” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tales_of_Graces). It is said that BoA performed this song during the Tokyo Game show.

[PICS] BoA Sporting New Short Crop at Tokyo Game Show 09

27 09 2009

She’s soooo pretty :D:D

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[AUDIO] BoA feat. Verbal: Bump Bump Preview (2:25 min)

24 09 2009

28th Japanese single releasing on 28th October!

[NEWS] International Pop Wars

24 09 2009

Thanks to the tension between the two countries, Japanese and Korean pop has developed in isolation. But all that is changing

J-poppers! Turning Japanese is sorry for having treated you for so long as little more than young, dumb starlets who squeal soppy, high-pitched sentiments over painfully crass Casio demo track ditties, designed solely to suck money from the pockets of teens too young to know any better. Little did we know that you pretty, pretty folks (and you really are all so very, very pretty) are at the frontline of a flourishing cultural exchange with your Korean K-pop counterparts.

Not that it’s always been this way. Korean-Japanese relations have remained frayed since the second world war, as Japan has never officially apologized for its colonization of the Korean peninsula between 1909 and 1945. As a form of cultural revitalization after its liberation, Korea banned all cultural imports from Japan, and for decades the two countries’ pop markets developed largely in isolation from one another, which created the roaring black market pop trade of illegal CD-Rs. (This is not, however, the only instance of people committing crimes for J-pop).
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[PICS] BoA’s New Japanese Single, ‘Bump Bump’ Album Jacket

22 09 2009

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[CD Version]
CD Japan | YesAsia | HMV | Amazon JP

[ CD+DVD Version ]
CD Japan | YesAsia | HMV | Amazon JP

[ Deluxe Version ]
CD JAPAN | YesAsia | HMV | Amazon JP

[NEWS] f(x) Amber to Perform with BoA!

16 09 2009

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You know BoA’s latest US track “Crazy About,” produced by Sean Garrett?

Well, because it would be difficult for Sean to attend, BoA has personally requested that Amber of new SM girl group f(x), join her to perform the rap portion of the track! Lots of love in the SM girl group family lately.

The performance will be on October 10th, at 5:00pm in Tokyo. I’m sure there will be many special surprises, so stay tuned!

Source: Allkpop

[AUDIO] BoA: Crazy About + Control (Full Songs)

1 09 2009

New songs included in the deluxe edition of her debut self-titled English album.

[AUDIO] BoA’s ‘Deluxe’ Repackaged Album New Songs Preview

26 08 2009

These songs will be available for purchase on iTunes on 31st Aug!

Crazy About