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Universal Records is the NUMBER ONE independent record label in the Philippines. Bringing you quality music for the past 30 years, we are home to artists like: Jose Mari Chan, Gary Valenciano, Ogie Alcasid, Regine Velasquez, Lani Misalucha, Jed Madela, Christian Bautista, Jay R, Billy Crawford, Kris Aquino, Edu Manzano, Marian Rivera, Mark Herras, Nina, Ronnie Liang, Gail Blanco, Sam Concepcion. Our band roster includes: Parokya Ni Edgar, Kamikazee, Sponge Cola, Imago, Silent Sanctuary, Kenyo, Paraluman. We are equally committed to bring you exciting international releases covering various genres like pop, jazz, new age, classical, alternative, indie pop, rock, electronica, dance, r&b, and hip-hop. Name it, we definitely have it!

September 29, 2010

Kpoplive.com | SM Artists Dominate Philippine Charts

 SM Artists have made a new record in a country far from their own.

Years ago, 2003 to be exact, Asian albums, including those of K-Pop artists like S.E.S., Swi-T and BoA, were first released in the Philippines, but these acts were not very successful in terms of sales.

Now, due to the K-Pop boom and Universal Records marketing savvy, the result is a string of #1 albums in a period of 12 months!

Universal Records, the official home of SM Entertainment in the Philippines, is proud to reveal that most of the SM albums they released, 13 of those have reached the #1 position in different major record retail chains like Music One, Odyssey and Astroplus/Astrovision!

Mind you, this is a tough thing to achieve because of international competition from acts like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Glee etc. Other record labels have attempted but unfortunately the results were rather disappointing.

Here's a list of Universal Records #1 K-Pop Artists & Albums plus the date when they achieved their #1 position:

Super Junior
Sorry Sorry - September 2009
Super Girl ( by sub-group Super Junior-M) - November 2009
Super Show 2 Live Album - February 2010
Don’t Don - May 2010
Bonamana Version A & B - July 2010
Bonamana Version C - August 2010

Girls' Generation
Genie - October 2009
Oh! - March 2010
Run Devil Run - May 2010

Identity - April 2010

Best Selection - May 2010

NU ABO -June 2010

Lucifer - September 2010

Who will be the next SM artist to have a #1 album in the Philippines?

Join the poll here: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=556743&id=214540185413

Congratulations to all the local K-Pop fans who are responsible in making their idols reach the top spot and showing the SM Love!

Written by Rie27 @ Kpoplive.com
Additional text from Universal Records

SHINee "Lucifer" is #1 in both Astroplus/Astrovision & Odyssey!

Last week, one of the country's biggest record retail chains - Astroplus/Astrovision announced that SHINee's 2nd album "Lucifer" was their #1 album after two days of release in the market! This week, another big record retail chain, Odyssey, released their latest bestselling album chart and guess who's at the #1 spot. You're right, it's SHINee's "Lucifer".

This is FIRST TIME that a SHINee's album became #1 in two major record chains simultaneously. "Lucifer" is also SHINee's FIRST #1 album in the Philippines. Their previous release, "2009, Year of Us" only peaked at #2 in December 2009. They are now the 6th SME artist to achieve #1 in the country. Other SME artists who had #1 albums are - Super Junior (6 times), Girls' Generation (3 times) and once each for TVXQ, BoA and f(x).

More than a thousand Shawols rushed to Astroplus The Block SM North Edsa, Odyssey SM Megamall and Odyssey Mall of Asia last Saturday (September 18th) in order to attend "Electrifying Hearts : SHINee Lucifer Album Launch Event" organized by Universal Records and SHINee World Philippines, in cooperation with MYX, Astroplus and Odyssey, and get their advance copies of SHINee's album "Lucifer" Version A & B plus its exclusive Freebies. The main activity of the album launch event during that day was the "Side by Side with SHINee Selca Contest" wherein Shawols took photo of themselves lying on the floor on top of SHINee tarpaulin. Ten (10) winners will get SHINee giant tarpaulins. SHINee "Lucifer" is now released Nationwide. Free SHINee poster will be given in selected record stores!

Congratulations Shawols for this amazing achievement! Universal Records is gearing up for the release of SHINee's 2nd Repackage Album featuring the new single "Hello". Watch out for further announcements!

Hypnotic Asia | SHINee's 2nd Repackage Album Tracklist Revealed!

SHINee reveals repackage album tracklist. 3 new songs have been announced.
1. Lucifer
2. Hello *new song
3. 하나 (One) *new song
4. Get It *new song
5. Up & Down
6. Electric Heart
7. A-Yo
8. 욕(慾) (Obsession)
9. 화살 (Quasimodo)
10. 악 (Shout Out)
11. Wowowow
12. Your Name
13. Life
14. Ready or Not
15. Love Pain
16. 사.계.후 (Love Still Goes On)

This 16-track album is set for release on October 1st, and the idol group’s official comeback performance will be on KBS’s ‘Music Bank‘ on the same day.

Credit: shakizi
Posted by Mari @ HypnoticAsia

BoA "Copy & Paste" music video

BoA reveals “Copy & Paste” concept photos

Check out BoA’s new concept photos for her repackaged sixth album, “Copy & Paste!” The artist is looking chic with her platinum blonde hair and loose shirts. It seems that BoA’s going for a cuter look compared to a fierce one shown through “Hurricane Venus.” What do you guys think of the new concept?

Source: juliaa@soompi

Click here for more photos: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=558996&id=214540185413

One Way's Chance posts new pic of Donghae and himself

"Hiphop donghae & chance lol"

Source : Chance's Twitter

Starmometer | ‘Your Song Presents Beautiful Girl’ Ends with a Big Revelation

Will the love story of Christian Bautista and Carmen Soo end happily ever after? Find out as ‘Your Song presents Beautiful Girl’ steps on its final episode this Sunday on ABS-CBN.

“My whole Your Song experience was fantastic,” Carmen expressed. “Working with Christian in a series was really fun. I’m hoping that we’ll have more projects together,’ she added.

Christian, on the other hand, considered his experience with Your Song as a learning event in his career as an artist, “Hindi naman kasi ako talaga umaarte. I’m really glad Your Song was able to bring out the actor in me. Naks. (laughs). But seriously, isa itong step up for me.” He added that he will miss working with Carmen, “Mamimiss ko syempre si Carmen. But I know this won’t be the last. Malay naman natin in the future may mag-offer samin ulit ng project.”

Meanwhile, on the last run of Your Song presents Beautiful Girl, a big revelation might affect the turn of events in the story. Hannah, who’s clueless before, learns that the heart of his past love is now owned by James. How will she take this surprise?

Don’t miss the finale of “Your Song presents Beautiful Girl” this Sunday after ASAP XV on ABS-CBN.

Source: http://www.starmometer.com/2010/09/28/your-song-presents-beautiful-girl-ends-with-a-big-revelation/

STIR.ph | A peek at Mrs. Recto

This shot taken across Manuel L. Quezon College along Recto Ave. where Coney Reyes, Regine Velasquez and Christian Bautista observed Pen Medina while he pondered on the loss of not being able to pursue his teaching passions due to a sexual harassment issue he could not face. Written and directed by Dante Nico Garcia who also directed and wrote the critically raved Ploning for Judy Ann Santos, this new drama/comedy film produced by Panoramanila is on its last two shoot days. Scheduled to screen first in North America before the Philippines, Regine plays the title role Mrs. Recto, a mother who struggles to raise her daughter while living in an obscure area in the heart of University belt, Recto Ave.


September 28, 2010

Jed Madela's "The Classics Album" is the #1 OPM album!

World Champion Jed Madela did it again! His 6th album under Universal Records entitled "The Classics Album" is still the #1 album in one of the biggest record retail chains in the country, Astroplus/Astrovision record stores, for the second week!

Produced by Platinum producer Ito Rapadas, all the 16 carefully selected songs in “The Classics Album” comprised a collection everybody will treasure. Songs originally popularized by Frank Sinatra, Andy Williams, Tom Jones, Perry Como, Matt Monro, Nat King Cole, Paul Anka, Jack Jones, The Four Tops, Simon & Garfunkel and Jed’s inimitable vocal styling added more luster to the sterling qualities of these well-loved romantic and inspirational ditties. The new CD release is in a handsome package, which goes very well with the musical treasure in the album.

“The Classics Album” tracklist:
1. What I Did For Love (popularized by Jack Jones)
2. Let Me Try Again (popularized by Frank Sinatra)
3. I Believe (popularized by Tom Jones)
4. Love Story (Where Do I Begin) (popularized by Andy Williams)
5. It's Impossible (popularized by Perry Como)
6. Portrait Of My Love (popularized by Matt Monro)
7. Softly As I Leave You (popularized by Matt Monro)
8. An Affair To Remember (popularized by Nat King Cole)
9. Times Of Your Life (popularized by Paul Anka)
10. A Time For Us (popularized by Andy Williams)
11. You Will Be My Music (popularized by Frank Sinatra)
12. Walk Away (popularized by Matt Monro)
13. Somewhere (popularized by Matt Monro)
14. Bridge Over Troubled Water (popularized by Simon & Garfunkel)
15. Love Is A Many Splendored Thing (popularized by The Four Tops)
16. Moonriver (popularized by Andy Williams)

Often referred as "The Voice" and "The Singer's Singer" by the media, Jed Madela is one of the best male singers the country has ever produced. Jed made waves during the 2005 World Championships of the Performing Arts (WCOPA) in Hollywood California when he single-handedly won all major industry awards, 6 gold medals for all 6 categories he joined in the World Star Trophy and the most coveted and ultimate title "Grand Champion Performer of the World", the first Filipino to win the title. He bested over 3,000 contestants from 52 countries to win the grand prize.

WCOPA is the first and only international series of competitions that seek to find and crown the best aspiring performing artists on earth. The talent search is an "Olympics-style" competition in which singers compete only against other singers, dance groups compete only against other dance groups, and so on.

Jed has released six albums to date. Debut album “I’ll Be Around” includes the radio smash “Let Me Love You (From The Bottom Of My Heart)”. His second album “Songs Rediscovered” was certified DOUBLE PLATINUM, while his third album “Only Human” also went PLATINUM. He also released a Christmas CD “The Voice Of Christmas” in 2007, which went GOLD. His fifth CD "Songs Rediscovered 2: The Ultimate OPM Playlist” was certified PLATINUM. He is now a mainstay of ABS CBN's Sunday noontime show ASAP XV. Jed is currently enjoying sell-out concerts in the Philippines and around the world.

Follow Jed Madela:
Facebook Fanpage: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jed-Madela-The-Official-Jed-Madela-Fan-Page/107189762666606
Twitter: http://twitter.com/jedmadela

Gary Valenciano music video "Did It Ever"

To vote for Gary V's "Did It Ever" music video, just text:
MYX Vote Did It Ever
Then send to 2366.

Support Ogie Alcasid's video "Yakap" on MYX

To vote for Ogie Alcasid's music video Yakap on MYX, just type in:
MYX Vote Yakap
Then send to 2366 (applies to all networks).

The Best OPM Concerts!

Where:  Music Museum, Greenhills
When: September 16, 17, 22, 23, 29 & 30
Time: 7:30 PM

Where: PICC Plenary Hall
When: October 8 (Friday)
Time:  8:00 PM

Click photos for more details.

Malaya | Parokya ni Edgar is back… to basics

Their last album was three years ago, but far from being forgotten, Parokya ni Edgar only made their fans more eager about their next outing.

Older – and presumably wiser – lead vocalist Chito Miranda, drummer Dindin Moreno, vocalist Vinci Montaner, bassist Buwi Meneses and guitarists Darius Semana and Gab Cheekee – return to the scene with a new album, "Middle-Aged Juvenile Novelty Pop Rockers," and an old sound.

But old does not mean tired. Chito says it’s getting back to the basics, returning to the sound he – and the rest of the members – will always have a strong affinity to.

"Namiss ko ‘yung bands ng ‘90s na old school. Kahit nga ‘yung cover namin, inspired by ‘Ninja Tutles’ na sikat nung ‘90s.

"Gusto naming ibalibag ‘yung listeners sa ‘90s, ‘yung mga kuwentong kung ano ang napakinggan sa ‘90s, which we are really a part of.

"Eto ‘yung time na sobrang raw ang tugtugan," he reminisces.

The album features 15 tracks, including the lead single "Paki-Usap Lang (Lasingin Nyo Ako)" which is made in the tradition of one of the band’s biggest hits, "Inuman Na."

"Paki-Usap," true to its back-to-basics theme, has a personal video taken during be a trip to the beach of Chito and his friends like Ehra Madrigal, Bubbles Paraiso and Angel Locsin and Ehra’s boyfriend, Myke Salomon. The shaky, sometimes blurred shots show the group having fun carousing in a pool and drinking beer.

The rest of the tracks features the same irreverent humor of the band: "Original Song," "Ganito O!," "Reunion (Panahon ng Kasiyahan)," "Orange," "Pangarap Lang Kita Feat. Happee Sy," "OK Katol," "Francis Vincent Montaner," "Red Pants," "Yakult," "Walong Baso," "One Hit Combo feat. Gloc9," "Tuloy Po Kayo," "Lolo Bye," "Ok Lang Ako," and "Pangarap Lang Kita feat. Francis Vincent Montaner."

The album marks the third year since the release of their previous album "Solid," which was followed by a heavy three years of touring not only in the country but overseas as well. It was the chief reason it took the band this long to release a new album.

"Priority naming gigs kasi ala kaming day jobs so kailangan tugtog ng tugtog," Chito says.

Compared with the devil-may-care attitude that guided the making of "Solid," their new album is a return to the jokes and a return to love.

The album is out from Universal Records.

Source: http://www.malaya.com.ph/09242010/ent2.html

Neocolours on MYX Live - September 29 (Wed.) at 10pm

Photo courtesy of Joel H. Garcia
Catch the iconic OPM pop band Neocolours reunite on MYX Live this Wednesday (September 29), 10PM as they perform their greatest hits like "Tuloy Pa Rin", "Maybe", "Hold On", "Say You'll Never Go" and more!

Neocolours was formed 1988 in Manila, Philippines. Founding members were Ito Rapadas (vocalist), Jimmy Antiporda (keyboards), Marvin Querido (2nd keyboards), Josel Jimenez (guitar), Paku Herrera (bass) and Nino Regalado (drums). In 1991, Jack Rufo (guitar) joined the band. Neocolours filled in the pop music void with the release of their first album, "Making It" in 1989. The said album reached platinum sales, generated a buzz in the industry and helped usher in a new era in the Philippine recording industry that is now known as the early 90's band explosion. The second album "Tuloy Pa Rin" came out in 1990 and created more hit singles for the band. It similarly reached platinum status and cemented several tracks as classic "OPM" songs to this day.The band agreed to retire in 1994. Encouraged by the continuing interest of its fans, the band decided to do a "re-recording" of the old hits of the past albums and compile the latter in a greatest hits edition in 1999. Released by Universal Records, the album entitled "Emerge: The Best of Neocolours" as of this time has reached double platinum sales. Neocolours songs have been repeatedly covered by various artists through the years which undoubtedly contributed to the band's status as a relevant '80s pop act. Their songs were used in various commercials, movie and television show themes.

Neocolours Facebook Group Page:

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Allkpop | BoA returns with “Copy & Paste” on Music Bank

Throughout the past couple of weeks, we have reported on BoA’s teaser photos, teaser MV, and full audio for her follow-up track, “Copy & Paste” after her “Hurricane Venus” promotions. Today, BoA has returned to Music Bank with her song “Copy & Paste” off her repackaged album.

BoA made yet another successful transformation for her new track. She rocked the stage with her new look and didn’t fail to please viewers with her flawless singing and dancing.

Without further ado, check out her solid performance below!

BoA backstage:

"Copy & Paste" performance:

Posted by chloejn @ Allkpop

September 26, 2010

SHINee "Lucifer" sold 1,800 copies in the Philippines in one day!

SHINee's Lucifer album has been launched last September 18th by Universal Records and SHINee World Philippines in the Philippines in three key stores and it has been welcomed greatly by the fans!

This certain album already sold more than 100,000 copies in Korea just after two weeks of its release. Given that number, it wouldn't be surprising to have good sales in launchings of the album.

However it came as a surprise to everyone that SHINee would be able to sell 1,800 albums in a day! Each album amounts to PHP500 and when you sum it up, the sales to total to a whopping PHP900,000 ! (Around 20,500 U.S. Dollars).

Previous K-Pop albums to have sold more than 1,000 copies in one day were those by Super Junior, Girls' Generation and U-Kiss!

The album event was held in Astroplus The Block, Odyssey Megamall and Odyssey Mall of Asia. The programs include freebies, dance numbers from SHINee cover group and fan club registration. In fact, SHINee World Philippines ran out Fan club membership forms because they did not expect more than a thousand Shawols would troop to the event venues.

The #1 music channel in the Philippines, MYX (a staunch supporter of K-Pop from the very beginning), was also present during the event to cover the successful album launch.

After just 2 days of release in the market, SHINee's Lucifer album shot straight to the #1 spot in Astroplus/Astrovision Album Chart! This is SHINee's FIRST #1 album in the Philippines and the 13th #1 K-Pop album from Universal Records and SM Entertainment!

Congratulations to SHINee and Pinoy Shawols for being able to achieve this tremendous success! Hats off to you guys!

Written by Rie27 @ Kpoplive.com
Additional texts by Universal Records

Lucifer is #1: SHINee's first #1 album in the Philippines!

SHINee's 2nd album "Lucifer" jumped straight to the #1 spot in one of the country's biggest record retail chains, Astroplus/Astrovision's album charts (dated September 13 to 19, 2010).

"Lucifer" is SHINee's FIRST #1 album in the Philippines. Their previous release, "2009, Year of Us" only peaked at #2 in December 2009. They are now the 6th SME artist to achieve #1 in the country. Other SME artists who had #1 albums are - Super Junior (6 times), Girls' Generation (3 times) and once each for TVXQ, BoA and f(x).

More than a thousand Shawols rushed to Astroplus The Block SM North Edsa, Odyssey SM Megamall and Odyssey Mall of Asia last Saturday (September 18th) in order to attend "Electrifying Hearts : SHINee Lucifer Album Launch Event" organized by Universal Records and SHINee World Philippines, in cooperation with MYX, Astroplus and Odyssey, and get their advance copies of SHINee's album "Lucifer" Version A & B plus its exclusive freebies. The main activity of the album launch event during that day was the "Side by Side with SHINee Selca Contest" wherein Shawols took photo of themselves lying on the floor on top of SHINee tarpaulin. Ten (10) winners will get SHINee giant tarpaulins. "Lucifer" MV is currently enjoying strong airplay on MYX, the number one music channel in the Philippines. SHINee "Lucifer" Version A & B will be released released NATIONWIDE on September 25, 2010.

SHINee Lucifer album launch @ Astroplus The Block (9/18/10)

SHINee Lucifer album launch @ Odyssey Megamall (9/18/10)

SHINee "Lucifer" Version A & B out now!

SHINee had everyone's ears ringing last year with their dance smash "Ring Ding Dong" and now they've got everyone buzzing about their second album "Lucifer". The noona favorites are all grown up with hot new looks for their catchy urban electronica dance song "Lucifer".

The album is packed with 13 new songs including the old-school hip-hop tune "Up & Down", the melancholic rock ballad "Quasimodo", R&B ballad "Life" by Kenzie and "Love Still Goes On", a sequel to the SHINee's first album hit "Love Should Go On". The members also participated in the songwriting this time, with Onew penning "Your Name" and Jonghyun penning "Obsession".

SHINee's "Lucifer" is being released in two versions - Version A & Version B.

1. Up & Down
2. Lucifer
3. Electric Heart
4. A-Yo
5. 욕(慾) (Obsession)
6. 화살 (Quasimodo)
7. 악 (Shout Out)
8. Wowowow
9. Your Name
10. Life
11. Ready or Not
12. Love Pain
13. 사.계.후 (Love Still Goes On)

"Lucifer" album sales in Korea broke the 100,000 sales record, following the footsteps of their SM Town seniors, Super Junior and Girls' Generation in the Hanteo chart. It has also topped numerous online and offline music charts since its release on July 19. The five-member boy band got two consecutive wins on KBS' televised music show "Music Bank" as well two Mutizen Awards on SBS' Sunday show "Inkigayo" with "Lucifer". The music video has been viewed 5 million times on SME YouTube Channel alone.

Watch "Lucifer" MV here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dww9UjJ4Dt8

Join SHINee Facebook Fanpages:
SHINee 2010 Comeback Facebook Fanpage:
SHINee World Philippines Facebook Fanpages:

Get FREE Limited Edition SHINee Version A POSTER (size 18" x 24") plus one (1) random SHINee member Photocard and SHINee Version B POSTER (size 24" x 36") in the following record stores when you buy SHINee "Lucifer" Version A and/or B album:

Metro Manila:
Astroplus SM Mall Of Asia 5560080
Astrovision Robinsons Place Ermita 5363228
Astroplus SM North Edsa 9201531
Astroplus The Block North Edsa 4420372
Astroplus SM Makati 3182382
Astroplus SM Megamall 6331793
Astroplus SM San Lazaro 7862428
Astrovision Virra Mall 7210811
Astrovision Trinoma 9155163
Astrovision Filinvest 8503978
Astrovision Metro East 6813390
Astrovision Shangrila Plaza 6359967
Astrovision Robinsons Gallleria 6363173
Odyssey Gateway 4210596
Odyssey SM Megamall 6873620
Odyssey SM Mall Of Asia 5560138
Odyssey SM Manila 5249098
Odyssey Robinsons Place Ermita 5367941
Odyssey SM Fairview 9383152
Odyssey Filinvest 8503763
Odyssey Alabang 7725984
Odyssey SM Southmall 8062602
Odyssey SM Sta Mesa 7161551
Odyssey Robinsons Galleria 6314889
Odyssey Sta Lucia East Mall 6824271
Odyssey SM Bicutan 8229040
Odyssey SM Taytay 6612031
Odyssey SM Marikina 4771874
Odyssey SM Bacoor (046) 4177392
O Music Video Rockwell 8981090
O Music Video Greenbelt 8922039
The Landmark Trinoma 9229990
The Landmark Makati 8109990

Astroplus Sta. Rosa Laguna (049) 5349875
Astrovision Ayala Cebu (032) 2344535
Astroplus SM Marilao (044) 9332038
Astroplus SM Clark (045) 4990005
Astroplus SM Baguio (074) 6197768
Astroplus SM Lucena (042) 7100010
Odyssey SM Bacoor (046) 4177392
Odyssey Dasmarinas (046) 4323121
Odyssey SM Manduriao Iloilo (033) 3209755
Odyssey Limketkai Cagayan de Oro (088) 8562092
Odyssey SM Cebu (032) 2320769
Odyssey Gaisano Mall Davao (082) 2217750
Odyssey SM Pampanga (045) 9612468
Odyssey Olongapo (047) 2232248
Odyssey NE Pacific Nueva Ecija (044) 9409038
Odyssey Magic Mall Urdaneta Pangasinan (075) 6562919
Odyssey SM Batangas (043) 7832243
Odyssey SM Bacolod (034) 468 0036

Please call your favorite stores and reserve your SHINee Version A and/or Version B albums now! Hurry! Strictly on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last!

Allkpop | SHINee has the most power in the SM Family?

Super Junior’s Eunhyuk made an astonishing statement divulging that SHINee has the most power of the entire SM Family.

The Chuseok special episode of MBC’s ‘A Good Day’, featured a special on the SMTOWN concerts in LA and Shanghai.

When the group gathered at the airport to depart for Los Angeles, a scene with Minho and Eunhyuk playing around was shown. However, Eunhyuk suddenly went up to the camera and stated, “Our cute maknaes hold the most power. Since Minho is a big trend these days, I can’t do anything to him. In our company, SHINee has the most authority.”

On the same day, Eeteuk also revealed that they brought electronic dictionaries to learn English.

Source + Photos: Newsen
Tip: Jecel
Posted by kimchisteve @ Allkpop

One Way posts new photos

The boys of One Way have been quite busy lately finishing their new album that's why they don't tweet as often as they used to.

However, here are some photos they posted on their Twitter recently. There's even a bonus photo of Henry Lau. Chance posted:

PIC #1 : Ohhhh you what time it is! TBS 101.3 EFM! Music vs music one loves!!!! Waiting for live now!^^

PIC #2 : Tweet & Retweet~ I think somone wants me to Tweet a little more~^^ (Thanx to my Indonesian OneLoves for the Shirt)

PIC #3 : Another way to stay green!!! Be Green!!

PIC #4 : Henry giving Hyung a lecture about life. LOL ^^ smart boy

Source: Chance, Peter & Young Sky's Twitter

Allkpop | One Way's In-studio Jam Session for Fans

The talented fellas of One Way have gathered in the studio with some special guests (Sean Park and Kazmik) to put on a special performance on the internet for their fans.

Strictly acoustic with no effects, One Way shows you how they do things by performing a jam session for their stellar track, ‘U-Drag.’

No frills, strictly talent – check it out below:

Posted by Ghostwriter @ Allkpop

MYX giving away signed One Way CD's!

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Allkpop | One Way’s Peter uploads his commercials from back in the day

We all know that hip hop trio One Way is one of the slickest boys on the block – so when a throwback video of member Peter surfaces on the ‘net, the effect is instantly hilarious and endearing.

On their official YouTube account, a video titled “Lil’ Peter’s TV Commercials back in the day ^^” was uploaded, which contains three clips of Peter featured in commercials back when he was a young’un in Australia.

The first commercial is for the popular Goldfish snack, but you barely get a glimpse of Peter. The last two are commercials for Kellogg’s LCM bars and you can definitely spot him in that one (considering how he’s the only Asian in the video). The quality isn’t all that great, since it’s back from the VHS days, but nevertheless, check it out below!

Watch his CF's here:

Posted by shockimpulse @ Allkpop

Daily Kpop News | Super Junior's Ryeowook & Shindong bought houses for parents

Super Junior’s members Ryeowook and Shindong openly say, “Bought houses for parents”, attracting attention of many.

When participating in 23th MBC’s Radio Star – Super Show, Ryeowook said “Saved up all the money (I) earned and bought my parents a house”, he also said satisfactory “Parents are happy, I am also happy”. With regards to this, the host all say “Ryeowook is really filal”, and keep giving praises to him.

Shindong also said “Bought for parents a car and house. Super Junior’s income are all taken care of by parents.”, “They know better when the company is giving pay, and will call during that time”, causing everyone to laugh.

Credit: lunaliu_1 @ SJ Baidu
Translated by: minoko2440 @ sapphirepearls.com
Posted by shayne kay @ Dailykpopnews

Allkpop | Super Junior confesses their thoughts on Kangin and Hankyung

The members of Super Junior made a recent appearance on MBC’s Chuseok special, “Radio Star Super Show,” and revealed their honest thoughts on the controversies surrounding Kangin and Hankyung (Hangeng).

Super Junior stated, “When Kangin first became involved in an assault case, we thought that we needed to shield him and protect him. Kangin showed that he was sorry to us and really did reflect that on his actions, but we couldn’t help but feel a sense of betrayal when one month later, he became involved in another drunk driving accident.”

They went on to state, “But we believed that we are all one, so we tried to protect him as much as possible. They say that time is medicine, and as time passed, our feelings softened up as well.”

The members also confessed their feelings on fellow member Hankyung’s decision to terminate his contract with SM Entertainment.

“We still can’t get in contact with Hankyung. We were all very close with him but we are unable to contact him separately. We honestly felt disappointed when reports said that his life in Korea was difficult and that the Super Junior members didn’t take care of him.”

Leader Lee Teuk continued, “It would’ve been nice if he discussed his problems with the members first because we honestly had no idea. None of us ever thought that Hankyung would act like that.”

The members all agreed by stating, “We still miss Hankyung right now.”

Lee Teuk concluded, “We leave an empty space for Hankyung. My one dream is to stand on stage with all 13 of us and perform before I leave for the army. I hope for it to happen.”

Lee Teuk still have some years left before the age limit (35) where Korean male citizens must serve a mandatory 2 years in the military. However, most celebrities tend to serve around the ages of 28-30, so they can still be relatively young and continue their careers when their tour of duty is over.

Netizens commented, “Whenever something bad happens, members are afraid to speak the truth on broadcasts. I like that they’re being honest.,” “I miss Hankyung as well,” and “Super Junior shines the brightest when it’s 13.”

Source + Photo: Asia Economy
Posted by HYPERMANIAC @ Allkpop

Kpoplive | Donghae meets a grandma fan

Kpoplive | What's the best thing for Shindong?

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September 24, 2010

Super Junior's Shindong in Chuseok outfit

Super Junior's Lee Teuk’s stage name wasn’t originally ‘Lee Teuk’?

Super Junior’s leader Lee Teuk recently shared a story of when he was once tangled up about his stage name.

On SBS’s ‘Star Real Video Case Idols – Chuseok Special‘, Lee Teuk revealed, “My stage name wasn’t originally Lee Teuk.”

He continued, “My first stage name was Kangsu. Kangta’s (H.O.T) name meaning was, ‘Strike a heavy blow (kangta) to the K-pop industry’, while Jun Jin’s (Shinhwa) was, ‘Advance (junjin) into the K-pop industry’, and Hye Sung’s (Shinhwa) was ‘K-pop’s comet (hyesung)’. SM Entertainment President Lee Soo Man made me Kangsu as a meaning of, ‘Time to rain (kangsu) on K-pop’.

Leeteuk continued stating, “I really didn’t like the sound of my name, so instead I received the name ‘Shin-i (God)’. When I asked what it meant, they said they derived it from ‘A child sent from God’. When I asked President Lee Soo Man what it meant, he said “You special (leeteuk) rascal’, and ever since then I’ve became Lee Teuk from then onwards.”

Posted by Luigi @ Allkpop

Super Junior's Siwon poses for Cosmo Men magazine

Super Junior’s Heechul shows off his dance moves on Young Street

Super Junior member Heechul showed off his dance moves earlier today on his SBS PowerFM radio program Young Street. While SNSD / Girls’ Generation hit song ‘Genie’ played in the song rotation, the webcam captured Heechul dancing like a madman to the choreography of Genie.

Shortly thereafter the webcam captured Heechul dancing once again, this time to H.O.T.’s ‘We are the Future’.

Thanks to v for the tip and check out wacky Heechul doing his thing below.



Posted by Ghostwriter @ Allkpop

Super Junior's Heechul is the most successful MC idol

Idols are in the middle of evolving. Saying that an idol only needs talents and good looks are already from the past. Having witty responses and personal talents in variety shows aren’t enough either. More and more idols are now heading towards the MC-ing positions, becoming the ‘MC Idols’ who receive a lot of attention. Successful examples include Super Junior’s Kim Heechul, SHINee’s Onew, Beast’s Kikwang etc.

Heechul should be the most successful one out of all the MC idols, with his clever mind and quick reactions. Even before debuting as a Super Junior member, Heechul started his career by hosting for Show Music Tank. Not long after debut, he switched to hosting for SBS Inkigayo. He also hosted his very own SBS radio show, Youngstreet, with Park Heebon until it stopped in the middle of 2006. He also continued being the host to Korea’s largest official concert Dream Concert from 2008-2010. It can also be said that he created history.

Original Source: 贵州信息港
English Translation: heart_beat327@Super-Legacy.com
Posted by EternallyMusicable(Wei Ting`~ 엽위정 ♥) @ Dailykpopnews

Bonamana Version C album launch @ Astroplus The Block (8/28/10)

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Bonamana Version C album launch @ Odyssey Megamall (8/28/10)

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Bonamana Version C album launch @ Glorietta (8/28/10)

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Kpoplive.com | Artists for the Asia Song Festival Revealed

BoA & other K-Pop artists to perform in Asia Song Festival this October.

Click here to read further: http://www.kpoplive.com/2010/09/21/artists-for-the-asia-song-festival-revealed/

BoA "Copy & Paste" Teaser MV

[Video Teaser] Girls' Generation Philippines 3rd Gathering

Girls' Generation Philippines 3rd Gathering Tomorrow!

When: September 25, 2010 - 1PM onwards
Where: Function Room 3f, 8741 Citibank Tower Paseo de Roxas, Makati City

Ticket prices: P300 (pre-selling) and P350 (on the event day itself)

Attire: black or white

1. Lots of games, prizes and preformances are at stake.

2. Awarding of winners of the Oh! its GEEGEEPH Anniversary Contest

3. Special performances by Dynamite, Cyber Swis Girls and our very own Nine Flames

Tickets are entitled for 1 raffle entry and inclusive with foods and drinks.

Preselling of tickets will be on Monday September 6, until Friday September 24 at Robinson's Galleria Foodcourt every Monday to Friday from 12PM - 1PM. Other venues for the preselling of tickets will be announced soon!

Contact 0900-533-49901 for reservation and more information about the preselling of tickets.

Official media partner:  kstreetmanila
Official sponsor: Universal Records Philippines

For more details please visit: http://ggphilippines.org/

September 17, 2010

How to get these SHINee Lucifer Freebies?

Only during "ELECTRIFYING HEARTS: SHINEE LUCIFER ALBUM LAUNCH EVENT" on September 18 (Saturday), the FIRST 400 BUYERS of "LUCIFER BUNDLE CDs" (Version A+ Version B) in each of the three (3) participating stores (Astroplus The Block, Odyssey Megamall And Odyssey Mall Of Asia) will get these Freebies:

- SHINee Lucifer Version A Posters (size 18" x 24")

- Exclusive SHINee Lucifer Big Posters (size 24" x 36")

- SHINee Version A Photocards (complete set of 5 pcs.)

- Exclusive SHINee Bookmarks (complete set of 6 pcs.)

- Exclusive SHINee Collectible Calling Card (1 pc.)

Note: if you just buy one version, this is what you get:

Version A only - ONE (1) Version A Poster (size 18" x 24") and FIVE (5) Photocards of the Lucifer Version A.

Version B only - Exclusive SHINee Lucifer Big Poster (size 24" x 36")

- SHINee Lucifer Version A: P500
- SHINee Lucifer Version B: P500

Remember this!! When you buy Version A during regular days, you get Version A Poster (18" x 24") and One (1) random Photocard and when you buy Version B, you get Exclusive Big Poster (24" x 36")! Only while supplies last.