Pop star knows some fans might not approve of her new hard-edged album, but the former Supergirl star is determined to be true to herself, report Han Bingbin and Qin Zhongwei.
With her fame and reputation, Jane Zhang, the diva-to-be, finds herself struggling to decide between what she wants to sing and what the public wants to hear from her. (more…)
They’re hot, they’re new, they’re aliens! Down To Mars, a news pop sensation is ready for their invasion! Let’s get to know more about their group, plans, style and their members in a short message interview of AsiaHolics after the cut!
When Thai-American youngster Nichkhun was approached by talent scouts asking if he wanted a shot at pop superstardom, he didn’t hesitate for a second.
“I was like, no!” he says. “I don’t even know who you guys are, you know? I didn’t know how to sing or dance. I was just like some shy little boy, so I was like, no way I’m doing this!” (more…)
Only 3 months after beginning their Japanese activities Girls’ Generation has gone on to become an overnight sensation with a successful concert and two Top 5 hit singles and the girl’s recently sat down to discuss their feelings about their success
Girls’ Generation stated “We were baffled but amazed to hear such a great news in such a short time.” “But we are very pleased to have a chance letting everyone know about us. We’re very happy since it looks like we’ve made a favorable impression about K-POP.”
When commenting on the competitiveness among fellow idols in Korea Taeyeon commented “I’m not sure if there was a rivalry in Korea, but there is none inside Japan.”
When asked why they thought the group had been able to become so successful quickly Sooyoung responded“Since K-POP is being popularized around the entire Asia, I guess we were able to receive the attention in a natural way. “I think the reason is because we did not change our styles to fit in Japan but brought over our own charming points and the music itself.”
The group was then asked about their fans which experts say females make up the majority of them and how they felt about that, the girl’s answering “To be honest, we were really amazed. I guess the stylish concept was impressive in Japan” “Even though these factors can appeal Japanese women, we had many female fans in Korea when we first debuted. We also want to be loved by male fans gradually.”
Though the girl’s made it clear they wanted to make fans for the right reasons saying “We hope Girls’ Generation would be widely known for its musicality, rather then the appearance.”
The key point of the interview came when they were asked about particpating in Japan’s prestigous ‘Kohaku Uta Gassen’” which the girl’s responded saying“We really want to participate in it!”
If the girl’s continue to gain more and more popularity it seems we might finally see the day when a female K-pop group will participate at the Kohaku Uta Gassen (more…)
On 17th September, SS501 Park Jung Min announced in Japan that 絆ー少年よ大紙を抱け will be the starting point for his solo activities.
To fight into the Chinese market, he declared the start of his activities by going to Taiwan for an interview at the end of September, releasing a solo singles in November and will also hold a solo fan-meeting in Japan in December on the 22nd-23rd.
In Josei Jishin Magazine which goes on sales in 5th October, there are photos and interview taken one month before the magazine was being released.
Jung Min’s dazzling smile and supreme reaction makes the entire interview process enjoyable. Apart from his fluent Japanese, he is going into the Chinese market and is working hard to learn Chinese now!
Coming from a popularity group in Asia, he is not only popular in Korea but in Japan and China too. During the interview, he admit that he is worried about SS501 future plans. (more…)
The last bits of the summer since two typhoons have swept, I met Taeyang. On the day of this interview, it was at 4 am that he just finished his practice with the band set to perform with him at his concert, at the end of September. He said he feels giddy because yesterday has carried on through the night to this morning, but he still had that same smile on his face. Because of the greedy curiosity about “his” story, I didn’t have a chance to ask Taeyang, who has been continuing group activities and solo activities for the past 4 years -, I just asked him the first question I thought of as soon as he sat down – what the biggest change after his solo debut in 2008 was? (more…)
Since their debut track <FIRE>, they have been filled with immense popularity, to which their music videos attracted more than a million views online. It seems like fans were anticipating more of 2NE1 after their <NEW EVOLUTION> album, but the 4 of them suddenly ‘disappeared’ for more than a year! In that year, 2NE1 has not been lazing around, they were waiting for their comeback day to arrive. And now, 2NE1 is back with their first full length album <TO ANYONE> (more…)
Newcomers of Korean Boys Groups.
MBLAQ and ZE:A who are receiving attention appear for the first time.
MBLAQ who exposes their exercised bodies and wild performances.
Now the charm of the 2 Korean boys groups that are receiving attention is pressing! (more…)
Who: Canadian-Korean singer G.NA. Born in Surrey, British Columbia, and raised there. Her real name is Choi Gina
Background: Choi was originally set to debut three years ago in a girl group, with other members such as Kim Yu Bin (who would later find fame with Wonder Girls) and Kim Yu Jin (better known as After School’s UEE). The group disbanded in 2007 after their talent agency ran into financial difficulties.
Restyled as G.NA, the K-pop and R&B singer made her debut in South Korea earlier this year. Her duet with Rain, Things I Want To Do When I Have A Lover, was released on July 5.
She was in town on Wednesday to promote her first five-track mini album, Draw G’s First Breath. (more…)
At the moment Changmin enters the studio, he conveys an aura of extraordinary elegance and shines brightly through his 186 cm tall body figure and attractive big pairs of eyes . However he is polite to everyone. ‘Please take care of me.’,he told the staff earnestly and modestly.
Debuted in Korea in 2004 and become a social phenomenon in Japan, popular quintet DBSK after its group activities put on halt in April this year, the members’ solo activity has garnered great attention not only in Korea, but Japan and China. (more…)
A K-Pop star in his own right, Jay Park, a pure Korean born and raised in Seattle, Washington State, is, even just on the phone, friendly, accommodating and engaging unlike recent visitor Rain who was aloof, distant and ‘unreachable’
The name Jay Park, a.k.a. Park Jaebeom, is very familiar to Pinoy K-Pop fans just like those of recent visitor Rain andKoreanovela stars. But still, with Jay set for a concert called Fan Meet Tour 2010 on Sunday, Oct. 3, at the SMX Convention Center (beside SM Mall of Asia), a re-introduction won’t hurt. (more…)
After G-dragon, TOP, and Seungri i gave their thoughts for Junon Magazine, today Taeyang and Deasung’s interview were released
Both of which talked about their last J-pop single Beautiful Hanover, Autumn, and women.
Check out the interview after the cut (more…)
He who was borne as the much well-loved leader of dance and vocal group SS501 in 2005 – Kim Hyunjoong.
Over here in Japan too, he has had surfaced with a major debut in 2007 and sung to aplenty songs and captivated the hearts of many. And now, he is challenging as an actor where he similarly receives much love from his fans.
Last year, he challenged acting for the first time in drama “Boys over Flowers” as the very affectionate Jihoo sunbae where this role had everyone calling him the National Sunbae, proving the high popularity he’s had garnered. (more…)
We want to know more about you!
Personal life, ideal girls, self-analysis… everything was asked.
Despite coming to Japan on a very tight schedule, he didn’t show us any signs of fatigue. From the beginning to the end, Changmin always showed us a comfortable and steady smile. When the shooting began, he blended into the situation, expressing a feeling of masculinity that at the same time, felt pure and innocent. Showing us a variety of expressions that flaunted his charisma, the atmosphere was naturally full of happiness of which he had created.
As an artist, as an actor ascending a new stage, you will never be able to take your focus off of this future Changmin. (more…)
Korean group 2PM’s ex-leader Jay Park (Park Jaebum) is flying solo in his career. The busy him has said honestly that he hasn’t dated in a long time and has been concentrating on his work recently. When asked if he would date a fan, he said “Not right now.” (more…)
Ladies take note!
Just what kind of girl is Kim Hyun Joong’s ideal type? Well it turns out (more…)
After their AnAn interview the boys of Big Bang also sat down with Junon magazine
Seungri went into much detail about his experience with the Japanese culture
G-Dragon was asked about his creativity as a fashion icon and producer
And finally TOP talked his lifestyle and how he spends his time when he’s not working.
Check out the interview below and stay tune for Taeyang & Daesung’s interview section (more…)
After G-Dragon & Seungri reveled their thoughts, today TOP, Daesung, and Taeyang’s interview section was revealed where the boys talked a lot about their individual lives from the dramas, movies, and of course solo work
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After showing off in the pages of AnAn today G-Dragon sat down to talk to about how the K-pop industry has evolved over the years and also talked about all his haters.
Seungri in the meantime talked about learning Japanese and his excitement over college
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Today the ladies of 2NE1 sat with Star News where they talked about their comeback, their album, other girl groups and their plans for a oversea debut
Check it out after the cut (more…)