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March 30, 2011

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The Radio Dept. "Passive Aggressive: Singles 2002-2010" and "Clinging To A Scheme" albums now available



"Passive Aggressive: Singles 2002-2010"

Swedish The Radio Dept. return with a double CD that serves equally perfect as a 'Best of' release for soon-to-be fans and a 'rarities' compilation for those already hooked. CD 1 has all the single A-sides including two NME 'Single of the week' hits, three tracks from Sophia Coppola's "Marie Antoinette" movie and numerous amazing tracks that have been ruling the blogosphere over the last years. CD 2 is a collection of B-sides; a long awaited must-have for the fans. All tracks taken from out of print releases and are previously unavailable on CD.

Disc One:
1. Why Won't You Talk About It? (from Lesser Matters)
2. Where The Damage Isn't Already Done (from Lesser Matters)
3. Annie Laurie (self-released CD-R EP)
4. Ewan (from Lesser Matters)
5. Pulling Our Weight (from the Pulling Our Weight EP released on Labrador)
6. This Past Week (from the This Past Week EP released on Labrador)
7. The Worst Taste in Music (from Pet Grief)
8. We Made the Team (online-only single released on Labrador)
9. Bachelor Kisses (from the Splendid Isolation compilation released on Friendly Noise Records)
10. Freddie and the Trojan Horse (from the Freddie And The Trojan Horse EP released on Labrador)
11. David (from Clinging to a Scheme)
12. Heaven's on Fire (from Clinging to a Scheme)
13. Never Follow Suit (from Clinging to a Scheme)
14. The New Improved Hypocrisy (online-only single released on Labrador)

Disc Two:
1. Liebling (b-side from Why Won't You Talk About It? single)
2. We Would Fall Against The Tide (b-side from Why Won't You Talk About It? single)
3. You and Me Then? (from the Where The Damage Isn't Done EP)
4. Peace of Mind (from the Where The Damage Isn't Done EP)
5. Tåget (from the Annie Laurie EP)
6. Slottet"(b-side from Ewan single)
7. What You Sell (b-side from The Worst Taste In Music single)
8. Mad About The Boy (from the Are You Scared To Get Happy? compilation by Friendly Noise Records)
9. Closing Scene (from the Freddie And The Trojan Horse EP)
10. Messy Enough (b-side from David single)
11. The Idle Urban Contemporaries (b-side from David single)
12. All About Our Love (b-side from Heaven's On Fire single)
13. On Your Side (from the Never Follow Suit EP)
14. The One (from the Never Follow Suit EP)


"Clinging To A Scheme"

We’ve waited four long years for this brand new masterpiece, but a simple press on play and you’ll know it’s been worth every second. “Clinging To A Scheme” combines the best components from their previous albums “Lesser Matters” and “Pet Grief” with soul guitars, underground movie samples, P-funk, cut/paste-beats and '70s futuristic orchestra sounds. The Radio Dept. is often referred to as Sweden's most important indie pop band and was one out of only two Swedish bands on NME's 'Top 100 albums of the decade' list. The Sophia Coppola film 'Marie Antoinette' featured three songs by the band which further helped them to achieve worldwide recognition. Will certainly appeal to fans of Phoenix, Pet Shop Boys, My Bloody Valentine, The Cure, Saint Etienne, M83, Ariel Pink, Cut Copy, Slowdive and MGMT. Includes "Heaven's On Fire", "David", "Never Follow Suit" and more.

"Clinging To A Scheme" tracklist:
1. Domestic Scene
2. Heaven's on Fire
3. This Time Around
4. Never Follow Suit
5. A Token of Gratitude
6. The Video Dept.
7. Memory Loss
8. David
9. Four Months in the Shade
10. You Stopped Making Sense

Korea’s Most Handsome Artists for 2010

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Recently a fansite called, Baidu announced the result of Korea's Most Handsome Artists ranking 2010.

1. Minho – SHINee (2494)
2. Jung Yong Hwa – C.N.Blue (2129)
3. G-Dragon – Big Bang (1774)
4. Jokwon – 2AM (1648)
5. Taecyeon – 2PM (1249)
6. Ki Kwang – Beast(1099)
7. Nichkhun – 2PM (1045)
8. Kim Hyun Joong – SS501 (1044)
9. Jonghyun – SHINee (886)
10. Dongho – U-Kiss (880)
11. Doojoon – Beast (843)
12. Onew – SHINee (699)
13. Key – SHINee (670)
14. Big Bang - TOP (623)
15. Taemin – SHINee (561)
16. Hongki – FT Island (511)
17. Yunho – TVXQ (321)
18. Jaejoong – TVXQ (257)
19. Junsu – TVXQ (247)
20. Daesung – Big Bang (240)
21. MBLAQ - Thunder (235)
22. Seungri – Big Bang (156)
23. Yoochun – TVXQ (156)
24. Heechul – Super Junior (148)
25. Siwon – Super Junior (145)
26. Kim Jun – T-Max (141)
27. Soohyun – U-Kiss (130)
28. Youngsaeng – SS501 (99)
29. Changmin – TVXQ (75)
30. Taeyang – Big Bang (67)

Source: Nichkhun baidu + TVXQ baidu

Allkpop | Big Bang to return with 4.5 album in April?


Last week, YG Entertainment representatives announced that Big Bang is currently preparing for a new album that’s to be released later on this year. They also added that Big Bang’s upcoming album would include songs from world-renowned producers.

The company has just made an announcement that they’ll be releasing a re-packaged album for their beloved VIPs. The industry is buzzing over whether this new release would be the afore-hinted album, but anticipation is running high all the same.

On March 25th, a YG Entertainment representative spoke with Newsen and revealed, “Big Bang is expected to return to fans with four new songs in addition to the songs on their current mini album. As of yet, we have not chosen the title track.”

Since Big Bang’s fourth mini-album consists of six songs - ‘Intro (Thank You & You)’, Tonight, ‘Hands Up’, ‘Somebody to Love’, ‘Cafe’, and ‘What is Right’ -, their 4.5 album will feature 10 tracks in total.

Who’s ready for the Big Bang domination?

Source + Photos: Newsen via Nate News
Posted by mashimello @ Allkpop

Allkpop | Big Bang performs at M! Soundplex


Earlier, we shared that Big Bang was going to appear on Mnet’s new weekly music program, M SoundPlex. M Soundplex is a bit different from the other weekly music programs (ex. M! Countdown, Music Bank, Inkigayo) in that it features live music performances and a real audience of 200 that have the opportunity to ask questions of the guests on the show.

If you’ve never seen Big Bang live, you’ll have to watch these performances. Even without the flashing lights or glitzy production of the three weekly music programs, Big Bang still oozes charisma and puts on an entertaining performance. This week featured “Cafe” off of Big Bang’s 4th mini album, and then a slew of solo performances from GD&TOP and Seungri. The teaser for next week shows clips of Taeyang and Daesung singing solo, as well as some Q&A. In addition, we’ll probably be sure to see now-infamous Seungri hug, so stay tuned!

Big Bang "Cafe":


GD&TOP "Knock Out":


Seungri "Magic":


Seungri "Strong Baby":


Teaser for next week:


Posted by sarahsusiepak @ Allkpop

Allkpop | Orange Caramel to make a surprise comeback



Orange Caramel has announced a surprise comeback!

On April 1st, the girls are scheduled to release their next digital single, “Bangkok City.” Pledis Entertainment’s official Twitter released a concept photo of the trio’s ‘funky girl’ transformations and a message that read, “Orange Caramel! The first Asian project! Bangkok City!!”

A representative of Pledis spoke through OSEN and elaborated, “This surprise digital single, ‘Bangkok City,’ is targeted towards the fans all across Asia, as a form of repayment for the love they’ve shown the girls.”

Unlike the fairy tale inspired images they’ve shown fans before, the girls took on a more mature and fantasy-like look to fit their funky concept. Whether or not they will be promoting on music programs has yet to be decided.

Source + Photos: OSEN via Naver
Posted by VITALSIGN @ Allkpop

TVXQ "Keep Your Head Down" music video




KOREAN:
Keep your head down U-Know time (Max)

You know what time it is?
This is return of the king

(모두 끝나버렸다) 난 시작도 안 해봤는데
(헤어져 버렸다) 난 이유조차 못 듣고
주변 사람들 모두 하나같이 날보고 너 왜 그래
왜 그래 왜 그래 난 이미 나쁜 놈

(죄라면) 널 사랑한 게 죄라면
(그게 죄라면) 진실 했다는게 죄라면
(나는 Keep it low 나는 Keep it low) 난 참아내고 내 자릴 지켜

(Keep your head down)
넌 정말 예쁘지만 너무 다른 너의 속이 난 너무 두려워
(Keep your head down)
사랑했다 하지만 난 이제 널 놓겠다

(왜?) 날 그렇게 쉽게 떠났니
(왜?) 내가 쉬워 보였던 거니
(왜?) 내 가슴은 찢어지잖아
(왜?) 모두 한 순간의 꿈이었다면
(왜?) 바로잡을 시간이 있었다면
(왜?) 제발 네가 행복하길 바랬다

나, 언제나 언제나 너를 가진 걸로 충분했고
세상이 뭐래도 같은 꿈을 꿔서 행복했고
지금은 널 보내게 됐지만 어차피 내 길을 갈뿐이고
Now I’m just chillin’, Feel like I’m healing

늦어버렸다, 넌 다시 돌아갈 수 없단다
네가 없다면 난 무너질 거라 믿겠지 예전부터 넌
그건 착각이라고 내가 왜 그래 왜 그래 왜 그래 널 타일렀잖아

Hey 난 정말, 정말 슬펐다 철이 없던 네가
혹시라도 나쁜 사람 만날까 Why? baby

(Keep your head down)
넌 정말 예뻐 근데 그뿐이야 네 가슴에 중요한게 없는걸
(Keep your head down)
사랑의 아픔을 참는 가슴에 못 박고

(왜?) 날 그렇게 쉽게 떠났니
(왜?) 내가 쉬워 보였던 거니
(왜?) 내 가슴은 찢어지잖아
(왜?) 모두 한 순간의 꿈이었다면
(왜?) 바로잡을 시간이 있었다면
(왜?) 제발 네가 행복하길 바랬다

하~ 그렇게 너 사람 갖고 장난, 장난 치지 마라
내 앞에선 요래조래 거짓말만을 늘어놓고
누가 봐도 누가 봐도 넌 정말 이중적이야
(왜 왜 왜)수정 같던 마음들이 언제 그렇게 탁해졌니
사랑을 끝냈다 널 보낸 가슴이 텅 비워졌다
하지만 내 미래는 마치 일어나서 웃으라고 손짓한다
너를 보낸다 정말 행복하게 살아(왜왜왜)
먼 훗날에 먼 훗날에 그냥 편하게 웃고 싶다 하하

(왜?) 왜~~~~~~~~
(왜?) 사랑을 그렇게 쉽게 놔버리는 너를
(왜?) 누군가 걱정할거란 생각은 해봤나
(왜?) 니가 놔 버린 게 너는 뭔지
(왜?) 아직 모르는 것 같아
(왜?) 그대로 머물러 나를 지켜봐

(Keep your head down)
지워졌다, 사라졌다 내 가슴에 니가 죽어 모두 타버렸다
(Keep your head down)
지워졌다, 사라졌다 내 가슴에 니가 죽어 너는 이제 없다


ROMANIZATION:
Keep your head down U-Know time (Max)
You know what time it is?
This is return of the king

(modu kkeutnabeoryeotda) nan sijakdo an haebwanneunde
(heeojyeo beoryeotda) nan iyujocha mot deutgo
jubyeon saramdeul modu hanagachi nalbogo neo wae geurae
wae geurae wae geurae nan imi nappeun nom

(joeramyeon) neol saranghan ge joeramyeon
(geuge joeramyeon) jinsil haetdaneunge joeramyeon
(naneun Keep it low naneun Keep it low) nan chamanaego nae jaril jikyeo

(Keep your head down)
neon jeongmal yeppeujiman neomu dareun neoui sogi nan neomu duryeowo
(Keep your head down)
saranghaetda hajiman nan ije neol noketda

(wae?) nal geureoke swipge tteonanni
(wae?) naega swiwo boyeotdeon geoni
(wae?) nae gaseumeun jjijeojijanha
(wae?) modu han sunganui kkumieotdamyeon
(wae?) barojabeul sigani isseotdamyeon
(wae?) jebal nega haengbokhagil baraetda

na, eonjena eonjena neoreul gajin geollo chungbunhaetgo
sesangi mworaedo gateun kkumeul kkwoseo haengbokhaetgo
jigeumeun neol bonaege dwaetjiman eochapi nae gireul galppunigo
Now I’m just chillin’, Feel like I’m healing

neujeobeoryeotda, neon dasi doragal su eopdanda
nega eopdamyeon nan muneojil geora mitgetji yejeonbuteo neon
geugeon chakgagirago naega wae geurae wae geurae wae geurae neol tailleotjanha

Hey nan jeongmal, jeongmal seulpeotda cheori eopdeon nega
hoksirado nappeun saram mannalkka Why? baby

(Keep your head down)
neon jeongmal yeppeo geunde geuppuniya ne gaseume jungyohange eomneungeol
(Keep your head down)
sarangui apeumeul chamneun gaseume mot bakgo

(wae?) nal geureoke swipge tteonanni
(wae?) naega swiwo boyeotdeon geoni
(wae?) nae gaseumeun jjijeojijanha
(wae?) modu han sunganui kkumieotdamyeon
(wae?) barojabeul sigani isseotdamyeon
(wae?) jebal nega haengbokhagil baraetda

ha~ geureoke neo saram gatgo jangnan, jangnan chiji mara
nae apeseon yoraejorae geojitmalmaneul neureonoko
nuga bwado nuga bwado neon jeongmal ijungjeogiya
(wae wae wae) sujeong gatdeon maeumdeuri eonje geureoke takhaejyeonni
sarangeul kkeutnaetda neol bonaen gaseumi teong biwojyeotda
hajiman nae miraeneun machi ireonaseo useurago sonjitanda
neoreul bonaenda jeongmal haengbokhage sara(waewaewae)
meon hutnare meon hutnare geunyang pyeonhage utgo sipda haha

(wae?) wae~~~~~~~~
(wae?) sarangeul geureoke swipge nwabeorineun neoreul
(wae?) nugunga geokjeonghalgeoran saenggageun haebwanna
(wae?) niga nwa beorin ge neoneun mwonji
(wae?) ajik moreuneun geot gata
(wae?) geudaero meomulleo nareul jikyeobwa

(Keep your head down)
jiwojyeotda, sarajyeotda nae gaseume niga jugeo modu tabeoryeotda
(Keep your head down)
jiwojyeotda, sarajyeotda nae gaseume niga jugeo neoneun ije eopda



ENGLISH:
Keep your head down U-Know time (Max)
You know what time it is?
This is return of the king

(Everything has ended) I didn’t even start yet
(We broke up) I haven’t even heard the reason yet
Everyone around me keeps asking me why I’m like this
Why are you like that, why are you like that? I’m already the bad guy

(If it’s a sin) If loving you was a sin
(If that was a shin) If being genuine is a sin
(I’ll keep it low, I’ll keep it low) I’ll hold it in and stand my ground

(Keep your head down)
You look pretty, but inside you’re so different, that’s what I’m afraid of
(Keep your head down)
I said I loved you but I’ll let you go

(Why?) Did you leave me so easily
(Why?) Did I look easy to you?
(Why?) My heart is ripping to shreds
(Why?) If every moment was a dream
(Why?) If only I had the time to set it right
(Why?) I prayed for your happiness

I was always satisfied with having you
I was happy to dream the same dream as you no matter what they said
I had to let you go, but I’m just walking my path anyway
Now I’m just chillin’, Feel like I’m healing

It’s too late, you said you can’t come back
You’ve always believed that I’d crumble without you
That’s a misunderstanding, why would I do that? why, why, I told you I wouldn’t

(Hey) I was really, really sad, because you were so immature
and I was afraid you’d meet someone bad (Why? baby)

(Keep your head down)
You’re really pretty, but that’s all there is to you, there’s nothing important inside of you
(Keep your head down)
A nail is driven into the heart that is holding in the pain of love

(Why?) Why
(Why?) You let go of our love so easily
(Why?) Did you ever think that someone would get worried?
(Why?) I don’t think you know yet
(Why?) Exactly just what you let go of
(Why?) Just remain there and watch me grow

Ha~ Don’t play with people like that
In front of me, all you do is speak of lies
You’re such a two-faced person
(Why why why) Since when did our crystal-like feelings become so opaque?
Our love has ended, I’ve let you go, and now my heart is empty
But my future is gesturing towards me to get up and smile
I’m letting you go, live happily (why why why)
One day far from now, far from now, I want to just smile comfortably

(Why?) Why
(Why?) You let go of our love so easily
(Why?) Did you ever think that someone would get worried?
(Why?) I don’t think you know yet
(Why?) Exactly just what you let go of
(Why?) Just remain there and watch me grow

(Keep your head down)
Erased, disappeared, you’ve burned to death in my heart
(Keep your head down)
Erased, disappeared, you’ve died in my heart and you no longer exist

Credit: emerheliena forumotion
Edited by RoyalFuchsia@SMTownJjang
Shared by: Cassiopeia Philippines

Cassies, are you ready for this? Tohoshinki "Complete Single A-Side Collection" and "Single B- Side Collection"




Dong Bang Shin Ki/Tohoshinki may have stopped activities as a group, but the music and memories remain. After the chart-topping success of "Best Selection 2010" comes two more Japanese compilation albums, "Complete Single A-Side Collection" and "Single B-Side Collection", that together cover all of Dong Bang Shin Ki/Tohoshinki's A-side singles and best B-side coupling tracks.

"Complete Single A-Side Collection" collects all 45 Dong Bang Shin Ki/Tohoshinki J-pop singles, from their debut "Stay With Me Tonight" right up to their most recent "Toki Wo Tomete". Many of the songs on this compilation were not included in "Best Selection 2010". Of special note is the inclusion of the ten group and solo songs from the double A-side "Trick" singles, which were not included on any of their albums.

"Single B-Side Collection" contains 12 popular side tracks that can be rightly considered hidden Dong Bang Shin Ki/Tohoshinki J-pop classics including "Proud", "Try My Love", "Take Your Hands" and "No Pain No Gain".

Tohoshinki "Complete Single A-Side Collection" tracklist:
Disc 1:
1. Stay With Me Tonight
2. Somebody To Love
3. My Destiny
4. 因為還有明天
5. Rising Sun
6. Heart, Mind and Soul
7. Begin
8. Sky
9. miss you
10. ”O” -正・反・合
11. Step by Step
12. Choosey Lover
13. Lovin’ you
14. Summer Dream
15. Song for you
16. Love in the Ice

Disc 2:
17. Shine
18. Ride On
19. Forever Love
20. Together
21. Purple Line
22. Two Heart
23. Wild Soul (Changmin)
24. Runaway
25. My Girlfriend (Yuchun)
26. If…!?
27. Rainy Night (Junsu)
28. Close to you
29. Crazy Life (Yunho)
30. Keyword
31. Maze (Jejung)

Disc 3:
32. Beautiful you
33. 千年戀歌
34. 為何我會喜歡上妳?
35. 呪文-Mirotic-
36. Bolero
37. Kiss The Baby Sky
38. 請別忘記
39. Survivor
40. Share The World
41. We Are !
42. Stand by U
43. Break Out!
44. 時光暫停

Tohoshinki "Single B-Side Collection" tracklist
1. Try My Love
2. 言葉はいらない
3. Eternal
4. The way U are -Japanese ver.-
5. High Time
6. No Pain No Gain
7. Proud
8. 五線紙
9. Day Moon ~ハルダル~
10. Box in the ship
11. Take Your Hands
12. Tea for Two

100 Things U Need to Know about Tohoshinki



Tohoshinki:
1. TVXQ members at first time were quite embarrassed about their group title “Dong Bang Shin Gi”
2. Back then, four of the members all want to raise dogs, but because Yoochun is scared of them, they all discarded their ideas of getting a dog. *but now all of them have their own dogs already*
3. The five of them would throw blankets at each other in their dormitory, play rock paper scissors, and play hide and seek in the park.
4. The members said that the five of them have to find some time in the future to go someplace peaceful and quiet, where they can really have fun together.
5. When the five members cannot find their own underwear, they will wear each others.
6. During any member's birthday, the other members would pretend that they do not remember the birthday, but would then hold a surprise party.
7. Each time they receive an award, they would always thank "The Members"
8. Although the composition and writing of songs were handled by staff in their early years, TVXQ gradually began to produce their own compositions and lyrics. (Wikipedia)
9. All members of TVXQ have played sports. Yun Ho took up Hapkido which is the Korean Martial Arts up to the 3rd level and also plays soccer. Jae Joong played Badminton in the past. Jun Su played soccer for a year as well as baseball for a year too and was a black belt in Taekwondo. Yoo Chun was runner and Chang Min played table tennis and was a runner too.
10. When they sing ballads or acapellas, their voices blend and harmonize well together even though they are completely different in farther ways.
11. All members actually need glasses and all of them actually look good in them.
12. TVXQ has broken 2 Guinness World records, those being in 2008 when TVXQ gained over 800,000 members of their fan club Cassiopeia in South Korea alone.
13. They had about 3 tentative names which were O Jang Yukbu (The Five Visceras), Jeonseoleul Meokgo Saneun Gorae (A Whale That Eats Legends), and Dong Bang Bul Pae (Ashes of Time). They decided on Dong Bang Bul Pae; however, the name was rejected because the Hanja was not aesthetically pleasing, and the name was changed to Dong Bang Shin Gi(Rising Gods from the East), which was named by Lee Soo Man's acquaintance.
14. They danced to Britney Spears’ song Toxic.
15. TVXQ cried when they got the Rookie Award.
16. TVXQ are actually fascinated by their own merchandises.
17. For the photo shoot of Rising Sun, it was a really cold weather which was why they were walking out dramatically and slow the director said cut and they ran back like crazy to get changed.
18. Once, Yunho and Jaejoong had a fight. Changmin was so afraid of the arguments that he didn’t dare to come between the two. Micky was nowhere to be seen. Junsu tried to interfere but the two kept on fighting verbally. With nothing else to do, Junsu hugged Yunho and pushed him away from Jaejoong. Yunho still won’t budge. Junsu was really helpless that he cried. Yunho and Jaejoong saw him and stopped fighting.
19. Once, Jaejoong convinced Changmin and Junsu to go inside their van and locked Micky out of the van. Micky came and knocked but the three just laughed and laughed inside. Micky called his mobile phone but the three won’t answer him. He knocked and knocked but the three continued on laughing inside. Yunho came out of the apartment and knocked once. The three stopped laughing and open the van immediately.
20. When TVXQ were asked about "Who is the person of their fate?", they all answered, "The members", except for Micky.
21. TVXQ extended their record, making them the first foreign artist to have eight number-one singles on the Oricon Chart.
22. In February 2010, with the release of TVXQ's first Japanese compilation album which sold around 413,000 copies on the first week of its release, TVXQ set the record for the highest first-week sales by a foreign group, which was last set by Bon Jovi in 1995 for 379,000 copies.
23. They have all had girlfriends in the past and have all gotten their first kisses.
24. All members now have their ears pierced.
25. When asked who's the most popular, Junsu said that they're all popular in a different way. Him because he's perfect. Micky is populay because he's cute. Yunho because he's very manly. Changmin because he's nice. Hero because he's very pretty.

Junsu:
26. His real birthday is on December 15 1986 but his parents registered his birth papers on January 01 1987.
27. He is younger by two seconds to his fraternal twin brother, Junho.
28. His Blood Type is B.
29. He entered SM Entertainment when he was just 12 years old through the Starlight Casting System televised talent search.
30. He is best friends with Super Junior’s Eunhyuk (Lee Hyukjae). They were a part of a dancing group named S.R.D way back in elementary.
31. Eunhyuk gave Junsu the nickname Kang Hye Yoon. The name is derived from the names of the biggest artists way back then (Kangta of H.O.T, Shin Hyesung of Shinhwa, and Kang Sung Hoon of Sechskies).
32. In balloons, Junsu chose the number 10 on his costume because the greatest soccer players also have this number.
33. Junsu would rather opt to play video games with his brother rather than drink alcoholic beverages for a past time.
34. He had his first kiss on an underground parking lot of a building while celebrating the 100th day anniversary with his then girlfriend.
35. In Japan, Junsu became well-known for being the master of cold oyaji-gags.
36. He eats and drinks very fast. He can drink a coffee via “one-shot”.
37. He composed 노을..바라보다 (Picture of You) which was a part of their 4th Korean Studio Album named "Mirotic".
38. He started his stage musical career as the lead actor in the South Korean run of ‘Mozart!’.
39. He played as Jun, a Korean soldier, in the musical stage play entitled Tears of Heaven.
40. He won the Best New Actor Award after appearing in the stage play of ‘Mozart!’.

Yoochun:
41. Micky Yoochun or Park Yoochun was the last member added to DBSKi. He plays the role of Bass-Baritone in the group.
42. Yoochun grew up in Virginia, United States, and back to Korea in 2003. Yoochun also joined the KBN Teens Singing Competition in 2003 and received the Special Award for the said competition.
43. Appeared in Magolpi’s debut music video “Flight Girl” (비행소녀)
44. Was featured singer in DJ Makai’s song, “Tokyo Lovelight”
45. Composed “Kissしたまま、さよなら” with Jaejoong.
46. Composed “Evergreen” for Winter Album 2007 of SM Town.
47. Composed and arranged the song “Love Bye Love” which is included in DBSK Mirotic repackaged album.
48. Wrote Space, Between the Sky and the Ocean 공간, 하늘과 바다사이, a narration for the third Korean single Hi Ya Ya
49. Wrote the lyrics for Holding Back The Tears which was included in the original soundtrack for Vacation
50. Composed and wrote lyrics for My Girlfriend, featured in the Runaway/My Girlfriend Japanese single
51. Wrote the rap lyrics for the song Señorita, a track from SHINee’s latest album Romeo
52. Co-wrote Colors: Melody and Harmony with Jaejoong, the theme song for Hello Kitty’s 35th anniversary and the carrier track for their upcoming single with the same title.
53. He starred in the KBS drama Sungkyunkwan Scandal (성균관스캔들).
54. He received the "Rookie of the Year award", "Netizens award" and "Best Couple award" at the 2010 KBS Drama Awards ceremony.
55. He and band-mate U-know are also featured rappers in "Heartquake" from Super Junior's Third Album, Sorry, Sorry.

Jaejoong:
56. He enjoys cooking in his spare time and can prepare 15 kinds of dishes easily.
57. He has a thing for the Han River; his ideal date is walking near the Han River and when he's stressed, he likes to listen to music at the Han River.
58. He can't trust himself with dating younger girls because he has never taken care of a girl younger than him.
59. Jaejoong is paranoid about what other people think about him (which explains a lot about why he is so careful about his hair, the clothes he wears, and covering his smile while laughing.
60. He has a phobia of Coke, because once, he was entering a coca cola drinking contest and he fainted after drinking cola.
61. Jaejoong is afraid of water because he can't swim.
62. He had a duet with The Grace, "Just for One Day", which was featured in The Grace's first Japanese full-length studio album, Graceful 4.
63. He composed "Kissしたまま、さよなら" with Yoochun.
64. He is the lyricist and composer of "Don't Cry My Lover", a track included in TVXQ's 4th album Mirotic (Version C).
65. He composed and arranged, together with Junsu, the song Shelter, included in the Colors Melody and Harmony CD Single release.
66. He played the role of "Dr." in the Japan drama production "Sunao Ni Narenakute".
67. Jaejoong feels that his most charming feature is his [white/fair muscles]
68. Jaejoong feels uncomfortable if he doesn't wear his ring.
69. Jaejoong's favorite anime character is TOTORO!
70. He loves onions a lot and he can eat it raw.

Changmin:
71. He was born around 5 AM.
72. He looks up to musicians like Brian McKnight, Shin Hyesung, & Kangta.
73. Favorite song to sing at Karaoke is Yurisangja - To My Bride.
74. Favorite movie and books is Harry Potter, mostly anything that’s fun.
75. Favorite books are the Harry Potter series
76. Favorite fruits are tangerines, bananas, oranges.
77. Favorite color is white.
78. Favorite number is seven.
79. What Changmin wants to do for the person he loves: Everything he cans.
80. When asked what he wants to eat, he wants to eat everything.
81. He has two younger sisters, Shim Soo-yeon and Shim Ji-yeon
82. In 2008, he wrote the Korean lyrics to "Love In The Ice" for the group's 4th Korean album Mirotic.
83. In January 2010, he wrote the song "고백 (Confession)" which was included in "Keep Your Head Down" and Paradise Ranch OST Album.
84. He was casted in the drama series "Paradise Ranch".
85. He graduated from Gaepo High School in 2006. As of 2009, he is enrolled as a student of Kyung Hee University majoring in postmodern music.
86. The members voted Changmin as the best runner. They said that its practically impossible for them to keep up with him in morning jogs.

Yunho:
87. He was born on Feb. 6, 1986.
88. Jung Yunho is better known by his stage names, U-Know.
89. He was born and raised in Gwangju, South Korea.
90. He has a younger sister, Jung Ji-hye.
91. Before debuting in 2003, U-Know appeared in label-mate Dana's music video for her song "Diamond" as a backup dancer and rapper.
92. He has said he chose his stage name to be U-Know because as the leader of the group, he wants to understand everybody as in "I know you."
93. For The 2nd Asia Tour Concert 'O', U-know performed his self-composed song Spokesman.
94. For the Tohoshinki 4th Live Tour 2009: The Secret Code in Tokyo Dome, U-know performed his self-composed song Checkmate in Japanese.
95. In February 2010, it was announced that U-know would be performing in the Korea leg of the posthumous concert This Is It dedicated to legendary icon Michael Jackson.
96. He made an appearance guest in Rainbow Romance.
97. He was casted in the MBC miniseries "Heading to the Ground"
98. He starred in the Korea Tourism Promotional Movie "Haru: An Unforgettable Day in Korea" as an action movie star.
99. It was announced that U-Know would be a supporting actor in the Korean TV series Poseidon, playing the role of Oh MinHyuk.
100. U-Know was rushed to the hospital after drinking a beverage, which was laced with super glue, that had been given to him by an anti-fan.

Written by Cassiopeia Philippines (http://www.facebook.com/cassphfb)

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Kpoplive | One Way’s Chance announces collaboration with 2PM & Donghae


Though specific details have not yet been revealed, fans have showed a lot of anticipation on what these boys are up to as early as now.

One Way's leader Chance, has announced through his twitter account recently that he is currently working on something together with Kpop’s hottest idols, who also happen to be his good friends. Last March 25, the idol tweeted the news to his fans by saying “Ne ways im done with the fight club thing im bak to the studio lol more collabs comin soon!!,” and further added, “Btw lil hint. its with the pm boys and another one w/ DH watch out cuz its gonna be FIRE!!!!!”

The news didn’t come as a surprise to many, as this isn’t the first time that Chance has worked together with members of 2PM and Super Junior. It can be remembered that he once teamed up with 2PM's Junsu for former Baby V.O.X.‘s lead vocalist, now solo singer, Kan Miyoun‘s single, Sunshine.

Aside from that, he has also collaborated with Super Junior's Donghae and Ryeowook for the soundtrack of It’s Okay, Daddy’s Daughter, as well as in the production of I Wanna Love You, a track which was composed by Eunhyuk and Donghae for Super Junior’s Super Show 3.

Are you excited to hear their collabs?

Source: onewaychance@twitter.com
Written by: eren@kpoplive.com

One Way announces OneWay TV


One Way’s Peter and Sky have announced on their twitter accounts that Oneloves everywhere are in for a treat! They both started tweeting up a storm asking their fans if they wanted to see something that would give them a laugh and brighten up their day.

Sky tweeted:
“We were bored and decided to give you some of “us” of our daily lives =)”

“We’ll be startin OneWay TV soon we’ll be postin up random vids of our daily lives on our YouTube channel onewayonesound”

Peter kept a running countdown of the video uploading and cleared up some confusion by linking fans to it.

“This is not OneWay TV just a random vid we shot a moment ago. but we’ll be starting soon YouTube channel”

The video shows them in a laid back and comfortable setting, playing the piano for their fans to enjoy. They also tease fans, giving them clips of their latest song in two second bursts.

Check out the video here: http://www.twitvid.com/2FJ1S

Source: Peter and Young Sky's Twitter

Koreaboo | CNBLUE's "Intuition" is plagiarized?


CNBLUE made a successful debut in 2010 with their mini-album "Bluetory" and topped the Gaon music charts for two weeks. A week after their debut stages, the group won their first award on Inkigayo for their title song "I'm A Loner." Upon their debut, CNBLUE faced their first plagiarism accusations and it was said that "I'm A Loner" sounded similar to YNOT's "Blue Bird."

The popular band recently made their comeback with their first full length album "First Step" and have started to promote their title song "Intuition." The song has been topping charts and has been popular amongst fans. Once again, however, CNBLUE faces yet another plagiarism accusation.

Kim Dohoon, the man who composed both "I'm A Loner" and "Intuition" under the pseudonym SEI, has expressed his annoyance at the recent plagiarism accusation. Netizens have compared the the chorus of both CNBLUE's "Intuition" and Jewelery's "Truth Game" (4th album "Super Star"), and have claimed that the chords to both choruses were very similar.

The composer denied the allegation and said, "CNBLUE's 'Intuition' is not plagiarized."

Composer Kim Dohoon told Newsen, "I don't feel good about this. I hope this doens't get bigger when people just drag it out."

"I saw the post about the plagiarism on an online community site saying the two songs were similar. It's easy to say that two different songs sound similar. With one post, they can kill a composer that way," he said with a sad heart. With a simple act, the composer seemed to have suffered emotional harm and stress.

"I wish people don't talk about plagiarism so easily," he said, "I was caught up in plagiarism issues a few times, and do you think I like those controversies? It's better not to earn money and have no controversy. I'd have to be stupid to plagiarize. Plagiarizing always loses in the end."

"I've made Wheesung and K.Will's song as well, but netizens are only on alert because it's CNBLUE's song."

Listen to the clip netizens have pieced together of the two songs. What do you think? Is it plagiarism or are people hearing things?

Listen to this clip:


Posted by uni @ Koreaboo
Source: Newsen, @blingblinglove and riano

CNBLUE makes an “Intuition” comeback on Inkigayo


The boys of CNBLUE are finally back with their first studio album, "First Step", and they’re ready to rock their Boices once more.

The group’s latest title track, “Intuition“, holds an addictive rhythm with a strong guitar melody, topped off with powerful vocals by Jung Yonghwa. The lyrics of the song illustrate the feelings of a man who can intuitively feel that his girl will leave his side soon, but continues to deny their parting ways.

Check out their comeback stage below, which also includes “Love Comes With the Rain!”

Interview:


"Love Comes With The Rain":


"Intuition":


Posted by VITALWARNING @ Allkpop

Allkpop | CNBLUE makes an “Intuition” comeback on Music Core


The boys of CNBLUE are finally back with their first studio album, “First Step“, and they’re ready to rock their Boices once more.

The group’s latest title track, “Intuition“, holds an addictive rhythm with a strong guitar melody, topped off with powerful vocals by Jung Yonghwa. The lyrics of the song illustrate the feelings of a man who can intuitively feel that his girl will leave his side soon, but continues to deny their parting ways.

Check out their comeback stage below which also includes “Imagine!”

"Imagine":


"Intuition": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBvaIT_AKn8

Posted by VITALWARNING @ Allkpop

Koreaboo | YG Entertainment's Intriguing Teaser



Increasing their fans' curiosity once again, YG Entertainment released another mysterious photo on their official blog. On the 26th of March, the company uploaded a photo with the message saying, "I hate this love song," on their company's blog which has roused the curiosity of their fans.

Recently, the company has confirmed that Big Bang will be releasing a 4.5 album this April. They have also confirmed 2NE1's comeback after their debut promotions have been cancelled in Japan.

With the new round of teasing for the fans of the talent agency, who do you think this teaser is aimed for?

Posted by ohgelie @ Koreaboo
Source: http://yg-life.co.kr/

Allkpop | Adidas & 2NE1 release collaborative photoshoot



Earlier, we reported that 2NE1 had finally signed an official contract with “adidas Originals” for their own collaboration project, “We Are Originals.”

As self-proclaimed fans of each other’s works, the two decided on creating an official partnership for a variety of fun upcoming summer programs and events for their fans. Today, two cuts of the members in a recent photoshoot for the brand were released, featuring both a colorful look and a simpler black and white look.

On March 27th, “adidas Originals” commented, “We will be running an official project called ‘We Are Originals’ with 2NE1, a fashion icon that represents not only Korea, but all of Asia. For the first half of 2011, we have plenty of collaborative programs and events planned, so please look forward to them.”

Source + Photos: Sports Seoul via Naver
Posted by VITALSIGN @ Allkpop

Allkpop | 2NE1 talks about their ideal types


The members of 2NE1 started giggling like schoolgirls the moment they heard the word ‘boyfriend.’ All that charismatic and rebellious swagger they show on stage disappeared, and in its place was a light blush. After glancing at one another, the younger ones eventually pushed Sandara Park to talk.

Park started with a sigh.

“Recently, I’ve been confused. I haven’t been in a relationship for 5~6 years. I don’t know if it’s because my love receptors are dead, but no matter which man I see, I have no interest.”

The resigned tone in her voice caused everyone in the room to laugh.

She continued, ”My ideal type is Won Bin. I liked his character in the drama ‘Kkokji.’ He was a younger guy who had a crush on an older woman, and he was very cool.”

The reporter asked if she disliked older men, to which she responded, “I feel more comfortable with younger guys. My thinking is immature, so I connect better with people younger than me. But I don’t like rudeness. I guess I like the feel of a little twist? You know, like a beautiful guy who’s surprisingly a tough guy in the end.”

The other members all agreed, “Dara-unni has high expectations.”

CL, who had revealed many times before that her ideal type was YG’s very own producer Teddy, recently switched up her type. “President Yang Hyun Suk told me to stop talking about Teddy-oppa. (laughter) I would like a manly person who I can respect. A positive and energetic person.”

The group’s youngest, Minzy, suddenly began talking about Usher. “I went to his concert recently, and he was glowing. I like people like Usher who can manage themselves well.”

Park Bom also responded, “I would like a man who does his job well and works hard. I would like him even more if he was a musician. Like if he was in business, he would do music business…”

When asked, “Working hard on top of being good, and music? Isn’t that Lee Seung Gi?” She replied, “That’s true~” and laughed.

But as the laughter died down, 2NE1 became slightly gloomy. They concluded, “We’re always at home, so when could we date? Still, even when it’s just us, we hardly talk about boys. Maybe it’s because we are all so close that we don’t need boyfriends? (laughter)”

Source: Sports Chosun
Posted by skang90 @ Allkpop

2NE1 concert at Araneta postponed. See links to related articles here.




Mla Bulletin | 2NE1 Manila concert reset to June 4
by Jonathan M. Hicap
March 29, 2011, 2:57pm


Mla Bulletin | Fans welcome postponement of 2NE1 concert
by Jonathan M. Hicap
March 26, 2011, 5:02pm
(http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/311486/fans-welcome-postponement-2ne1-concert)

Universal Records Phils. Facebook | 2NE1's concert in the Philippines postponed until June
March 26, 2011, 10:00am
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Pinoy Fans Unite for U-Kiss!


One year ago today on March 26, 2010, Filipino Kissme's made history!



Read the full post and see the pics here:

Things you need to know :: Kiss Me Forever: U-Kiss "1st Kiss Tour In Manila" DVD Launch on April 2 (Saturday)



1. How much is U-Kiss "1st Kiss Tour In Manila" DVD?
- P500 each

2. When is the U-Kiss "1st Kiss Tour In Manila" DVD Launch?
- April 2, 2011 (Saturday)

3. Where is the U-Kiss "1st Kiss Tour In Manila" DVD Launch going to take place?
- Astroplus The Block, Odyssey Mall Of Asia and Odyssey Megamall http://universalrecph.blogspot.com/2011/03/3-stores-for-kiss-me-forever-u-kiss.html

4. What are the Freebies?
- First 400 buyers in each store get U-KISS BIG POSTER (size 24" X 36") (click here to see: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=643678&id=214540185413)
and U-KISS 42-PAGE FULL COLOR PHOTOBOOK (click here to see: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?fbid=10150458972045414&id=214540185413&aid=651125)

5. How big is the Free Big U-Kiss Posters?
- 24" x 36" (click here to see: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=643678&id=214540185413)

6. Is it true that the U-Kiss "1st Kiss Tour In Manila" DVD is not available anywhere but only in the Philippines?
- YES

7. I cannot attend the U-Kiss "1st Kiss Tour In Manila" DVD Launch on April 2 because I live outside Metro Manila/outside Philippines. How can I order with these Freebies?
- Email UKissMePH at: kissmepinay[at]gmail.com

8. Is it true that the U-Kiss "1st Kiss Tour In Manila" DVD is the first and only U-Kiss concert DVD featuring the original members?
- YES

9. Is it true you can win U-Kiss Standee?
- YES. By joining “Kiss Me's Video Message To U-Kiss And Kibum & Xander"(click here to read the mechanics: http://universalrecph.blogspot.com/2011/03/u-kiss-first-kiss-tour-in-manila-dvd_29.html)

10. Can we take a look inside U-Kiss "1st Kiss Tour In Manila" DVD?
- Sure you can, click here for a sneak peek: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?fbid=10150458972045414&id=214540185413&aid=651125

11. Will there be cover groups performing during the event?
- YES. ‘UKissMeGirls’ will be performing in the three (3) participating stores (join their fanpage, visit: http://www.facebook.com/pages/UKISSMEGIRLSPH/117487304960943)

Want more details? Read: 
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Pep.ph | Regine Velasquez's Fantasy album tour successful despite bouts of bronchitis
by Rey Pumaloy
Monday, March 28, 2011, 09:58 AM

Mla Bulletin | Marriage inspires Ogie to do charity work
by Walden Sadiri
March 27, 2011, 1:33am

Mla Bulletin | Nina shines at Pattaya Music Fest
March 30, 2011, 11:23am
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Push.com.ph | Christian Bautista believes that acting will boost his career further
by Bernie Franco
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Universal Records Facebook | Kris Aquino's "My Heart's Journey" mallshow on April 3
March 28, 2011

Phil. Star | Sam Concepcion: Not in a rush for international acclaim
by Vanessa A. Balbuena (The Freeman)
Updated March 27, 2011 12:00 AM
(http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=670164&publicationSubCategoryId=51)

Yahoo PH OMG! | Sam Concepcion: Charice is an inspiration
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Get a Chance to Win P100,000 Cash (tax free)! Join “Maki-Tambay Sa Sponge Cola” promo!



Download Sponge Cola’s “Tambay”, produce a music video for the song and stand a chance to win P100,000 Cash (tax-free)! Here are the full mechanics:

1. Download the single “Tambay” to your cellphones:
    • Text “Tambay” to 2600 (valid on all networks; P50 per mp3 per download)
    • You will receive the MP3 of the song “Tambay” as well as a unique confirmation code
    • Save the song and the confirmation code to your cellphone

2. Produce a full music video for the song “Tambay” and upload it to your YouTube account.

3. After uploading your entry, email the following details to spongecola.tambay@gmail.com:
    • YouTube link of your video entry
    • Confirmation code (received by text accompanying the mp3 downloaded)
    • Complete name (as it appears on your valid ID’s)
    • Complete mailing address
    • Birthday
    • Cellphone number
    • Optional only: other details which you may want to mention, such as director(s), director of
photography, editor, cast/actors/actresses, location, story or plot, etc.

4. Emails/Submissions of entries will be accepted from 12:00 am of March 16, 2011 until 12:00 noon
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5. The music video may include new and/or old videos and/or photos that are owned by entry sender.

6. If materials used are not owned by entry sender, he/she should have explicit permission to use and include them, ensuring that the copyright of any individual, institution, company, etc. will not be
infringed.

7. No use of explicit images, foul language or anything that damages any individual, institution or
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8. Preferably, video should have high resolution, with an aspect ratio of 720x480.

9. Ten (10) finalists will be chosen from all the submitted entries, and they will automatically receive
P5,000 Cash Prize. Each of the finalist will be notified through registered mail and contacted
through his/her mobile phone by a representative of Universal Records on how to claim their
P5,000.00 cash. The finalists should be able to provide two (2) valid ID's with photos.

10. Top 10 entries will be chosen by a panel of judges based on the following criteria:
      • Artistic touch and creativity: 35%
         - This refers to videos showing skill or excellence in execution. The video should be ingenious,
exhibiting good taste; performed, made, or edited artistically; aesthetically pleasing.
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         - This refers to videos having no similarity to other videos; original in idea, style and delivery.

11. The Top 10 entries will be announced on April 19, 2011 at 12:00 noon and each of the entries will be posted or shared on the Universal Records Facebook Fan Page (http://www.facebook.com/universalrecordsphfanpage)

12. Only ONE (1) Grand Prize Winner will be chosen and he/she will receive the P100,000 Cash Prize
(tax-free).

13. Final judging of Grand Winner will be based on:
      • 70% Text Votes
      • 30% Panel of Judges' Decision

14. Complete details on text voting including keyword for each finalist will be posted on the Universal Records Facebook Fan Page (http://www.facebook.com/universalrecordsphfanpage) right after the announcement of Ten (10) Finalists.

15. The Grand Prize Winner will be officially announced on May 6, 2011 at 12:00 noon via the Universal Records Facebook Fan Page (http://www.facebook.com/universalrecordsphfanpage) and he/she will be notified through his/her mobile phone by a representative of Universal Records.

16. A DTI representative shall be present to witness the determination of the Top 10 finalists and the
Grand Prize Winner.

17. Contest is open to AMATEURS only - individuals or groups with a valid Philippine address. Students are encouraged to join.

18. Working individuals are allowed to join provided they do not presently hold any job or career that involves professional film/video/commercial production nor have they done any prior job or work related to professional film/video/commercial production.

PER DTI-NCR PERMIT NO. 2449 SERIES OF 2011