[NEWS] Who’s the Man? Rain is

24 09 2009
A fan recently put together the male celebrities have been quoted to look up to Korea’s top singer, Rain. Rain has really made his way up from the bottom. Now he is starring in the soon to be released movie, Ninja Assassin. Since he can easily be called one of the most famous people in Korea, it’s no surprise that he has so many followers from singers to actors, they’ve all names Rain someone they model themselves after.

He is a role model for so many young boys and girls and even the stars. Check out the male celebrities who have admitted their respect for Rain:

Jung Il Woo
“He’s at the top but he’s still so nice and polite. I look up to that. He can act and sing and I wish I could be good at everything like him. I can’t sing or dance but I want to work as hard he does with my acting and be like him.”

ChanSung of 2PM
“I’ve always liked Rain hyung but when I joined JYP and saw him work I really respected him and looked up to him. I realized his job is not something that happens overnight. He works so hard to be where he is.”
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[NEWS] Once Caught in Same-Name Controversy – AJ Will Change His Name And Is Casted For ‘High Kick 2′

5 08 2009

Singer AJ who was caught in a same-name controversy earlier will have a change of name and will be transforming as an actor.

AJ went into CF, modeling, and also did promotions in other Asian countries in just 2 months into his debut. And now he is being casted for new drama ‘High Kick 2′. AJ was known to have taken singing, dancing and acting classes when he was still a trainee to prepare for acting activities.

He was also practising and preparing for acting while he did overseas promotions for the audition of ‘High Kick 2′.

AJ’s company said, “AJ has many greed to succeed and works hard on everything. And for this sitcom casting, he worked very hard for it. He wish to learn more from acting, and that hard work with will good results. And also because he will be doing acting, we have decided to change his name, but we have not come to conclusion for his new name yet.”

Source: Sookyeong

[VIDEO] KBS2 Music Bank Half Year Special Episode (All Performances Here)

26 06 2009

2NE1 – Umbrella

2NE1 – Fire

Boys Generation (2PM+Super Junior+SHINee+2AM) – Gee

SHINee – Juliette

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[INFO] Special Stage Galore for Music Bank Tonight

26 06 2009

Follow the steps here to catch this epic episode of Music Bank!

As many have heard about it, (26.06.2009) today’s episode of KBS Music Bank is going to be really interesting.

Today’s episode is a sum-up episode of all the popular Kpop hits on all the different charts on KChart for the first half of 2009. And some of the special stages line-up are

  • 2NE1 with ‘Umbrella’
  • So Nyeo Shi Dae comeback stage with ‘Tell Me Your Wish’
  • ‘Idol Parade’ featuring idol groups like KARA, SHINee and 2PM doing classic hits by Fin.K.L, HOT and G.O.D.

Today’s Music Bank stages include:

  1. Wan Seok Hyun & Lee HwiJae ‘Noona I Love You’
  2. So Nyeo Shi Dae comeback stage – ‘Tell Me Your Wish’
  3. 2NE1 special stage – ‘Umbrella’
  4. Girls Generation So Nyeo Shi Dae with ‘Boys Generation’ 2AM, 2PM and Super Junior
  5. Rookie dance battle – ChungRim vs AJ vs TaeGoon
  6. KWill, Baek Ji Young, Jo Sung Mo with ‘That’s what friends are for’
  7. [Special ‘Idol Parade’] KARA performing Fin.K.L
  8. [Special ‘Idol Parade’] SHINee performing HOT
  9. [Special ‘Idol Parade’] So Nyeo Shi Dae performing S.E.S
  10. [Special ‘Idol Parade’] 2PM performing G.O.D
  11. 2NE1 with ‘Fire’
  12. Super Junior with ‘Sorry Sorry + It’s You’
  13. KARA with ‘Pretty Girl + Honey’
  14. 2PM with ‘Again & Again + I Hate You’
  15. Son DamBi with ‘Saturday Night’
  16. Davichi with ‘8282′
  17. Chung Rim with ‘Step’
  18. AJ with ‘Dancing Shoes’
  19. TaeGoon with ‘Superstar’
  20. 2AM with ‘A Friend’s Confession’
  21. SHINee with ‘Juliette’
  22. Jo Sung Mo with ‘I was happy’
  23. K Will with ‘One drop one second’
  24. Baek Ji Young with ‘Like Being Hit’
  25. Im Chang Jung ‘It’s being long’
  26. I heard K Chart #1 contestants tomorrow are said to be So Nyeo Shi Dae, Super Junior and 2NE1

Follow the steps here to catch this epic episode of Music Bank!

Credits: Sookyeong

[NEWS] Taegoon, AJ, Chung Lim, “Instead Of Being Rivals, We’re All Good Friends”

4 06 2009

There have been several male solo singers who are good at dancing making their debut this year. Taegoon, AJ, and Chung Lim.

In an interview recently, Taegoon was asked how he feels about the competition with them and he stated “I don’t think we’re rivals at all. Instead of being rivals, AJ, Chung Lim, and I are all good friends. I am especially close with Chung Lim since we often share the same practice room. We practice together sometimes as sunbae and hoobae. Both AJ and Chung Lim show off a really good appearance, so if there’s a time when we all promote at the same time, I want to have a collaboration performance with them.”
Source: AsiaToday
Translations: wassereis @ onlytaegoon

[NEWS] AJ Will be Changing His Stage Name in Time for the Release of His Second Album in July

3 06 2009

On June 1, a source from Cube Entertainment announced that the decision was made on their end due to the greater-than-expected backlash from Paran fans for “copying” the name of the group’s youngest member.

Although AJ (Ace Junior) debuted with the same name only after consultation with people representing Paran, netizens attacked AJ for adopting the same name.
The Cube Entertainment spokesperson said that despite the controversy, they maintain a good relationship with Paran’s representatives.

Credits: KPculture

[NEWS] New Singer AJ to be Opening Act for Lady Gaga’s Showcase

3 06 2009

Newsinger AJ will be performing for the opening stage of pop star Lady Gaga’s showcase in Korea.

Lady Gaga will be having her showcase on 17th June in Korea ChungDamDong’s club, taking the chance to also interact with her Korean fans. And AJ will be her special opening performer. Lady Gaga’s representative said, “Of the list of stars to perform for the opening stage, Lady Gaga liked AJ the best.”

With that AJ’s representative said, “AJ is very excited and honoured to be able to perform for worldclass pop star Lady Gaga. He will bring to fans his best for the opening of Lady Gaga’s 1st showcase in Korea.”

Meanwhile, AJ will also be having his showcase in Japan and Thailand coming July.

Credits: Sookyeong