[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