Thursday, May 12, 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011

S501’s Heo Young Saeng postpones solo debut due to an injury

SS501′Heo Young Saeng was originally scheduled to make his solo debut on April 28th, but plans have been pushed back after he sustained an injury during rehearsals.
B2M Entertainment reported, “Heo Young Saeng was practicing his choreography in the training room on the night of the 19th. He injured the back of his hand and was immediately rushed to the hospital. Test results showed that his hand has a ruptured ligament (desmorrhexis) and a fracture that will take five weeks to heal. He’s currently hospitalized and is awaiting further results.”
Due to the sudden injury, all of the schedules for his solo promotions have been postponed.
His representative added, “Mentally, Heo Young Saeng is extremely upset over the fact that he must push back on his promise with his fans. He’s determined to push forward with a cast if it’s possible, so we’ll be discussing release dates as soon as he is discharged.”
Source: Star News via Nate and akp

Saturday, April 9, 2011

SS501’s Heo Young Saeng to make his solo debut with a dance track, “Let It Go”

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SS501′s Heo Young Saeng will finally be following in the footsteps of his bandmates by going solo!

His agency, B2M Entertainment, revealed, “Heo Young Saeng will be working with Sweetunes, the composing team behind the majority of KARA’s hit tracks. He won’t be going for a ballad, but will present a strong dance track instead.”

As the main vocalist of SS501, Heo Young Saeng already had his vocal talent recognized by the masses. Consequently, fans expected him to come out with a sultry ballad that displayed more of his talent. Young Saeng, however, is more determined than ever to show a new side of himself through his title track, “Let It Go.”

With three out of the five SS501 members promoting in the industry, and Kim Hyun Joong preparing for his solo as well, fans can expect a busy year from the members. Kim Kyu Jong will also be transitioning into acting, and is currently taking acting lessons.

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Source: allkpop and Newsen via Nate

Kim Hyunjoong solo debut in June

Actor (lol) and SS501 member Kim Hyunjoong will also be releasing his solo debut album this year. He is the fourth SS501 this year to be releasing a solo album. He follows Park Jungmin ("The, Park Jungmin"),Kim Hyungjoon ("Girl"), and Heo Youngsaeng ("Let It Go"). Kim Kyujong is the only SS501 member to have not announced an album release so far, and he will be focusing on his acting instead.

Kim Hyunjoong's solo album will be released in June and he will make his official debut as a solo singer. A representative from his agency, Key East, said to Newsen in an interview on April 8th, "A variety of songs have been selected and he will soon go into recording."

He will be focusing on the recording of his album and will not participate in external activities.


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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Korean hip-hop artists unite for “Stand Up, Japan!”

Renowned indie hip-hop producer Nuol, Verbal Jint, Swings, Beenzino, Dead P, L.E.O, Baby Bu, Dawn and JYP Entertainment’s San E have teamed up to support the victims of the earthquake in Japan on March 11th through the song, “Stand Up, Japan!”

On April 6th “Stand Up, Japan!”, produced by Nuol, was released on various music sites as a digital single featuring an acapella and instrumental versions. The lyrics convey a positive message aimed to cheer the people of Japan and all the proceeds will be donated to Japan relief efforts.

Meanwhile, the album artwork was provided by Korean clothing design brand Brownbreath.

Support Japan and the artists by purchasing the album on Melon or Soribada.


cr: omonatheydidnt

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Kan Mi Youn releases “Paparazzi” MV starring SS501’s Kim Hyung Joon

Having released the teaser earlier this week, Kan Mi Youn has finally released the full music video for her comeback title track, “Paparazzi.”

With a feature by Shinhwa’s Eric, the music video also stars SS501’s Kim Hyung Joon, who plays a top star that is being preyed on by a crazy fangirl, played by Kan Mi Youn.

Check out her addictive dance tune below!

Casper @ akp

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

SS501’s Park Jung Min reveals his thoughts on working as a solo artist

Despite his seven-year career in the music industry, SS501’s Park Jung Min has been dealing with a lot of ‘firsts’ ever since he returned with his solo album, “Not Alone.”
Out of all five of his fellow group members, he’s the first to officially kick off a solo career. Although he originally intended to return last November, he delayed it for two months out of respect for the Yeonpyeong Island skirmish.
He began, “I attempted for the first time to write all of the songs in the album. I wanted to deliver my honest thoughts through my own voice. I’ve always liked drawing and writing, but it was an aspect of myself that I wasn’t able to express with SS501. I’m planning to write the lyrics for every new song that will be out under my name. The thought of someone reading my lyrics made me feel shy and pressured at first, but writing little by little brought out a sort of excitement.”
When asked about the differences between performing as a soloist and with a group, he replied, “There’s no time to rest as a soloist, since I have to do everything on my own. With SS501, I was able to sleep when the other members went into filming (laughter). As a soloist, all of the focus is on me.”
Park Jung Min then revealed that he underwent a 12 kg weight loss. “It’s difficult to lose weight the first time, but now, no matter how much I eat, I just don’t gain weight. My basic stamina has improved. Even though my schedule is busy, I try to fit in exercise. Kim Jong Kook-hyung, Super Junior, and SHINee all come to my gym. Since all of their bodies are shaping up, I can’t lose to them, now can I?”
The star also discussed SS501’s new group album, which is scheduled for release later this year. “Once SS501’s schedule is confirmed, I’m planning to postpone my personal activities. As opposed to going out of everyone’s way to make it happen, I’d rather that we just naturally came together.”
His goal for the new year is to tour at least five countries. Park Jung Min explained, “Park Jung Min is part of SS501, but through my solo album, I want to let the public know who I am. My 2011 goal is to become a man that people want to hug (laughter). Since I am of age now (25), I want to express a more masculine aspect of myself.”

Source: Newsen via Nate

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

05/24 [news] HJL battling with painkiller, at dream concert...

source: Nate
credit: (chi) 米修@百度金贤重吧 + (eng)
Original translator requested NOT to repost to WGM related sites. Please comply....

"Injected painkiller" SS501 Kim Hyun Joong was on Dream Concert stage having a "painkiller battle". Due to a recent traffic accident, Kim Hyun Joong was not able to perform dance on stage. Original plan to release new album's hit title [LOVE YA] was changed to a ballad song [LET ME BE THE ONE]. At the backstage, he seemed to notice the concern look of the surrounding people, with a smile, he said "Although injected painkiller but I can still sing".

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Oh my leader... my heart aches reading that....All my important Korean artistes are unwell )): May they get well sooon!!

Monday, May 3, 2010

SS501 Heading To Taiwan For Golden Melody Awards

It has been confirmed that SS501, will be heading to Taiwan in June for the 21st Golden Melody Awards.
Having just ended their Asian concert tour at the beginning of the year, they are currently in the midst of practicing singing and dancing, and choosing outfits for the ceremony. Besides being performance guests, the five of them will also be presenting an award. Filled with anticipation, after returning to Korea from Japan, they threw themselves into rehearsal.

Last year, in October, SS501 held their concert in the Taipei Arena and have now received the offer to take part in Taiwan's Golden Melody Awards. Despite having a fully packed schedule while working on their new album, the five agreed immediately and set aside everything else on their schedule.

SS501 are looking forward to their first time participating in the Chinese music scene and hope to interact with more Taiwanese artistes. They will be singing their chart-topping song as well as their latest single for their performance.

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Sunday, May 2, 2010

SS501’s Kim Hyun Joong had a secret meeting with Bae Yong Joon

It was revealed that SS501 leader Kim Hyun Joong and Korean hallyu megastar Bae Yong Joong had a secret private meeting on the 28th.

Fans are particularly interested in this because the two don’t seem to have much in common. One is a singer while the other is an actor, they have a 14 year age difference and they’ve never worked on a project together. Their only common element is their immense fame in Japan, and strangely that is the key.

Both Kim Hyun Joong and Bae Yong Joong spent a lot of time in Japan due to their promotions. Because of this they would cross paths and bump into each other a lot so through this they created a familiarity. Kim Hyun Joong also revealed that Bae Yong Joon is his role model.

But even still, fans are suspicious of the two’s meeting. Many are wondering if the meeting entailed details on a collaborative project in a drama together because they are not revealing what happened during the meet. Either way, it’s creating quite a lot of buzz so we’ll just have to wait and see.

by shockimpulse @allkpop