[NEWS] YG Entertainment Employees Steals From The Stars’ Pay

1 12 2009

One of Korea’s big entertainment agency, YG Entertainment, well-known through popular idol artists such as Big Bang, Seven, and 2NE1, falls into another crisis.
Currently, 3 people are being kept in the police station for stealing the payments of the stars under YG Entertainment, including, Big Bang and 2NE1. The amount totals up to about 2,500,000 dollars. Read the rest of this entry »

[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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[NEWS] Se7en Plans To Return To The States

17 11 2009

Looks like Se7en will go back to the US after all! After it was revealed that the YG Entertainment solo artist was preparing for his Korean comeback at G-Dragon‘s concert, some wondered whether he gave up on the American market.

Regarding this issue, a representative of YG Entertainment stated:

Although Se7en released his US debut single Girls, it is not right to say that he had a proper debut with activities. Se7en is sorry to all his fans. He is thinking to payback with his great music and stage through his Korean comeback. … For a new start [at the US market], Se7en recently visited major music label companies throughout the week and came back. Because of the positive discussions he had, you can expect good news. … In Se7en’s Korea/US/Japan projects, we are not only working on his musical releases, but we are working on various other fields.

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[NEWS] Se7en to Perform at G-Dragon’s Concert

6 11 2009

Se7en will be making his official return to the k-pop scene at G-Dragon’s first solo concert (Shine a light) on December 5th and 6th at the Seoul Olympic Stadium.

G-Dragon stated his enthusiasm: “This is my first solo concert and I wanted Se7en to perform as a guest badly, as I was so close with him during my training years, but I couldn’t say anything and waited patiently.”
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[NEWS] Singer Se7en Prepping for Korean Comeback

21 10 2009

Singer Se7en is in preparations to make a comeback to the local music scene for the first time since 2006, according to his agency on Tuesday.

“He has recently been recording songs for his next album to be released in Korea,” an official at YG Entertainment told 10Asia over the phone. Read the rest of this entry »

[NEWS] Teddy, “I Did Not Plagiarize Anything”

26 09 2009


Following the reports that YG Entertainment whose artists include G-Dragon and 2NE1 has received notification letters concerning infringement of copyrighted materials from a local copyright holder, Teddy (HongJoon Park), the composer and producer of 2NE1’s “I Don’t Care,” had an exclusive phone interview with AM 7 on the 24th to express his position on the issue. Whenever there was a dispute over plagiarism, it was usually the label (who has the neighboring copyrights) who released statements to acknowledge or deny the accusation. This is the first time that the composer, the copyright holder, has spoken about his position. Read the rest of this entry »

[INFO] Mnet 20’s Choice 2009 Winners List

28 08 2009

Nominees (winners are bolded)

HOT Drama Star (Male)
* Kim Bum (Boys Over Flowers)
* Kim HyunJoong (Boys Over Flowers)
* Yoon SangHyun (Queen of Housewives)
* Lee MinHo (Boys Over Flowers)
* Lee SeungGi (Brilliant Legacy)

HOT Drama Star (Female)
* Go HyunJung (Queen SeonDeok)
* Goo HyeSun (Boys Over Flowers)
* Kim NamJoo (Queen of Housewives)
* Jang SeoHee (Temptations of wives)
* Han HyoJoo (Brilliant Legacy)

HOT Movie Star (Male)
* Kang JiHwan (Class 7 Public Officer)
* Kim YoonSeok (Turtle Run)
* WonBin (Mother)
* Jo InSung (Frozen Flower)
* Ha JungWoo (National Representative)

HOT Movie Star (Female)
* Kim OkBin (Bat)
* Kim HaNeul (Class 7 Public Officer 7)
* Park BoYoung (Speedy Scandal)
* Um JungHwa (InSanDong Scandal)
* Ha JiWon (HaWoonDae)

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