Is anyone coming????
After SM Entertainment revealed Super Junior, SNSD, and Shinee would not be attending this year’s MAMA Awards, J.Tune Entertainment artists Rain & MBLAQ have revealed will also not attending
With Rain currently busy filming his drama Fugitive and MBLAQ currently preparing their album for their comeback it sadly seems neither artist will be able to attend.
The only artists left to perform will be JYP Entertainment’s 2PM and Miss A , YG Entertainment’s 2NE1 and the Japanese artists Perfume & Chemistry.
At this rate things aren’t looking good for the award show and with the pressure many are facing to not attend due to Inkigayo makes matters worse (more…)
Despite their plans for a comeback in November it was announced that MBLAQ will instead be returning in 2011 in order to better “prepare” themselves for their new album.
It has been nearly 7 months since the group released their last mini album Y and only a few months ago did they stop their “One Better Day” promotions in order to concentrate on their next album.
Their company J.Tune Entertainment stated “We changed the date of MBLAQ’s comeback, which was supposed to be in November. The reason is because we are planning to perfect the album as best as we can.”
Fans in the meantime have noticed that member’s have been sporting new looks which led them to believe their comeback would be soon but the company clarified that, that was not the case stating, “We have not set an exact date but it will be around next year. It is a long time, but we are hoping you to anticipate their comeback even more.”
Well they sure don’t waste anytime!
Korea’s king of pop Rain recently returned to the small screen in the spy-action drama The Fugitive Plan B (a.k.a. Runaway Plan B), his first TV series in five years. Rain and Lee Na Young, herself making a TV comeback after six years, play competing operatives who cross paths on the hunt. They hide their true motives from each other, but budding romance puts an unexpected dent in their respective missions. From the director and screenwriter of Chuno, the highly anticipated globe-trotting drama co-stars Daniel Henney, Lee Jung Jin, Yoon Jin Seo, Uehara Takako, and Takenaka Naoto.
Rain didn’t participate in the soundtrack for Fugitive Plan B, but his proteges MBLAQ did. The popular boy band’s energetic theme song RUNNING&RUNNING matches the drama’s action-packed pace. Shin Seung Hun sings Rain’s character ballad theme “Do Not Believe in Love”, while Brown Eye Girls member Jea takes care of the heroine’s theme Poison. Hot girl group 4Minute and newcomer ORAN-G also contributed songs to the soundtrack.
Check out the tracklist as well as a 4minute song preview after the cut (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…)
In not clear as to what caused it but on Flower Bonquet, G.O must have clearly hit a nerve at 4minute’s Gayoon to cause her to unleash her tongue in a way that puts even Netizens to shame (more…)
Today the awaited Star Dance Battle was shown with arists like missA, SECRET, 4minute, After School, BEAST, MBLAQ, U-Kiss, INFINITE, 2AM, and IU you know things are gonna get HOT
Check out all the awesome performances after the cut (more…)
Group MBLAQ’s Lee Joon revealed his plans for kids.
To the question about his plans for children, he commented, “I’ll just have whatever amount” and showed his strong will (?) on the 13th episode of KBS 2TV birth encouragement variety “Happy Birthday.” He plans to have as much as his strength allows him. (more…)
MBLAQ Mir talks that he has not been shown enough attention.
Mir wrote on his Twitter on 13th September, “I dyed my hair but why does no one know about that. Whyyㅠㅠ I made a big decision to dye my hair. The others, SeungHo hyung with his panty, G.O hyung with his hair, Joonie hyung with his body and CheonDoongie hyung with his charms. I just hope that even for a short while I will get some attention and concern. I dyed my hair.”
It seems that Mir is sad that no one showed interests about his newly dyed hair even though it was a hard decision to him. Fans who saw the tweet commented, “Who is the one who made our Mir sad?”, “The hyungs, please show some concern to Mir” etc.
F(x) Luna chose MBLAQ Lee Joon as the male idol that she wants to have a fake marriage with.
On KBS 2TV ‘Happy Birthday’s’ recent recording Luna revealed “I want to do a fake marriage with someone that is manly and cool” and shyly picked Lee Joon. Luna also delivered that “for the honeymoon Maldives would be nice.”
MBLAQ(Music Boys Live in Absolute Quality) will be the special guest artists for Rain’s Manila concert this September!
It was confirmed by SMART Communications on their official Facebook Fan Page( http://www.facebook.com/SmartCommunications)
Rain Live in Manila with MBLAQ
Venue: SM MOA Concert Grounds
Guest Artists: MBLAQ (Music Boys Live in Absolute Quality)
Ticket prices as follows:
SECTION SEAT CAPACITY PRICE WITH 3% SC
VIP 4,000 P 4,500 P 4,635
GOLD 6,000 P 3,000 P 3,090
SILVER 4,000 P 1,500 P 1,545
BRONZE 6,000 P 500 P 515
You may purchase tickets at SM Cinema Ticketbooths or call 470-2222 or visit http://smtickets.com/
or via Ticketworld Reservations at 891-9999 or visit http://ticketworld.com.ph/
Q: Will there be seats?
None. There will be no seats provided. Standing room only regardless of section.
Q. Are there special tickets to be at the very front of the stage? Is this the VIP ticket?
No. The most premium ticket that will let you stay right in front of the stage is the Mosh Pit ticket worth P8,000 each. You may avail of this through Ticketworld and SM tickets as well. This section has a very limited capacity for 500 pax.
Sources: Manila Concert Scene and Smart Communications on FB
Today MBLAQ member Mir updated his fan cafe with as special message over his experience on working on MBLAQ’s new album!
Hello everyone~ This is Mir~ +_+ hehehe,,
I was supposed to write to you guys right after our second album came out but because of my busy schedule,, ㅠㅠㅠ,, excuses excuses, ㅠㅠㅠ keke
Anyways, us MBLAQ’s promotion for our album’s finally finished~^^
I didnt realize it in our first album, but I’m starting to wonder why this album’s promotion was so short,,ㅠㅠ
It seems like yesterday where I cried during the teaser,,hm,,,
But this time I feel that we’ve received more love and was touched by it~^^
We’ve had an experience of becoming first place, and everytime there was a poll or anything like them, I saw all the help you guys did for us~
And so thank you very very very much~ Eek!!!
I don’t think there’s an end to a person’s selfishness~ When we were preparing for the second album I thought, this is enough and said to everyone to be prepared for something great,, but now I feel like i should have tried harder~ keung,,
But we’re still a group who haven’t made an official full album,, so we still have many more things to show you all~^^
So don’t be too impatient~ Hehe
As much as you guys worked hard, we tried to repay with a fan meeting but I feel so bad that it was never made,,,it makes us feel so unfinished,..
And we were preparing so much for it too~ kehehehe
BUT expect more~ we’ll be back with more things prepared!!!
Anyways! I’m not sure what I can do to thank you guys all for your help~ +_+,,,
Because there was so many things lacking in this album we’ll make sure to work hard and come back next time much more cooler…
So please have high expectations!~ +_+
So next time we’ll be back with much growth and a great album as a gift so please expect more~ ^^!!!
Ala Pyong~ ~ ~ ~ ♥
After sitting down for a photoshoot for Hallyu Wave Magazine today the interview is out
Q: What was your impression after hearing “Y” for the first time?
G.O: Our previous song “Oh Yeah” was one that let out a fun mood in all aspects. This time’s “Y” is based on one image, but the expressions and message are different based on each part. I thought that was interesting. When I first listened to it, I thought that it would be fun to do a musical-like performance, and Rain gave us choreography like that, so I was able to practice happily.
Q: The singing parts for this song are minutely distributed. Was it Rain who decided who would sing each part?
Seungho: Yes, he did. From the start, our parts were divided up within the group. When I heard the song I predicted that “this might be my part,” but I have no discomfort with how Rain decided our parts.
Q: Compared to your debut song, you can feel that Mir’s dancing has improved. Did you do any special training?
(The other members jeer)
Mir: (Embarrassed laugh) During the promotions for this song, we each had our own activities so I didn’t do any special practicing, but I tried my hardest.
Q: Joon’s sensual choreography at the start of the song leaves a strong impression. What kind of guidance were you given?
Joon: That choreography as also done by Rain. First he showed me by example, and told me to do it like that, but I couldn’t easily do it. He gave me the advice that, “Men have to be able to show their sexiness without taking their clothes off,” and with my cell phone I filmed him dancing, and practiced many times while watching it.
Q: In the previous song Cheondung rapped, but this time you’re singing.
Cheondung: At first I was in charge of rapping, but I went to Rain and said, “Rapping is good too, but from now on I’d like to sing.” As a result of that, I’ve been able to sing this time.
Q: Why did you want to sing?
Cheondung: Rapping is fun to do as well, but I wanted to sing because I thought that I could more easily express my own feelings through singing.
Q: You’re in the middle of preparing for a full album. Have you been writing songs or playing instruments yourselves?
Seungho: Some of us have been learning songwriting because they want to include self-written songs on the album. Cheondung has one good song that’s almost in a state where it’s ready to be recorded. It hasn’t been officially announced yet, but we’re working towards being able to write songs in the style we want, and writing songs together as a group.
Q: What are your future plans for activities in Japan?
G.O: It hasn’t been fully decided yet, but I think that in the future we’ll have activities in Japan. For now, we’re studying Japanese a bit while thinking of the future. But we still haven’t accomplished our goals in Korea, so we’ll most likely work in Japan and overseas after we’ve achieved those goals.
After finishing the opening act at Saitama Super Arena, MBLAQ watched Rain’s performance. Leader Seungho says, “From the moment he stood on stage, I thought that his aura was completely different from ours. I felt that he’s someone in the clouds, still far from us.” This man, who has great skills in piano, said that he came up with the idea to do beat boxing in the intro track on their second album. Idol groups who are able to create their own music are increasing, and among them, MBLAQ whose name is an abbreviation for “Music Boys Live in Absolute Quality” seem to be a rare idol group with their feet firmly planted on the ground, continuing their music activities.
Q1. If you could bring one CD to a deserted island, what would it be?
Seungho: A CD of classical piano music.
G.O: I’d bring a collection of Korean pop songs, and listen to it when I’m bored or lonely.
Joon: (No answer)
Cheondung: One of Justin Timberlake’s albums.
Mir: MBLAQ’s “Y.”
Q2. What song have you been listening to lately on your mp3 player?
Seungho: A jazz song called “abfab.” (Note: A song by Finnish jazz trio Trio Töykeät)
G.O: Day26′s “Since you’ve been gone.”
Joon: Mariah Carey’s “I stay in love.”
Cheondung: Taeyang’s “Just a feeling.”
Mir: Taeyang’s “I need a girl.”
Q3. What comics, movies, or dramas of Japan do you like?
Seungho: For comics I like Slam Dunk and Naruto, and I like Kimura Takuya so I like the drama “Pride.”
G.O: Most Korean people like Japanese anime. One I can name is Slam Dunk.
Joon: The movie “Be With You.” (Ima, Ai ni Yukimasu)
Cheondung: I like One Piece but I also like Naruto! ^^
Mir: I really like comics; I have hundreds of volumes at home. The most interesting was Samurai Deeper Kyo.
Q4. What do you think you’ll be doing in ten years?
G.O: I want to be a singer recognized in Asia.
Joon: I’ll be filming movies.
Cheondung: I’ll have advanced as a musician.
Mir: MBLAQ world tour.
“Struggling with the kiss controversy? I am even closer with my brother Mir.”
Like this, actress Go Eun Ah displayed unchanging brotherly-sisterly affection towards her younger brother Mir.
On the 9th, Go Eun Ah attended the Mnet “Tent in the City” Production Conference In Seoul Plaza, located in Jung-Gu, Seoul, and commented, “From that experience, I am even closer with my younger brother. We are dependent on each other, and cheering for each other.
Go Eun Ah made the headlines when the June 30th episode of Mnet “Scandal” viewed a scene of her kissing her younger brother Mir. It was so controversial that siblings Go Eun Ah and Mir became the “hot potatoes,” as many netizens were arguing for and against the situation.
To the question asking her relationship with her brother, Go Eun Ah replied, “Being in the same industry, we both know it’s hard, so we’re each other’s best strength, and we’re on each other side. It’s true that we’re even closer through working in the same industry.”
There was a lot of controversy commenting about their sibling affection, and many did disapproved their expression. The issue might have hurt the sibling relationship. But Go Eun Ah showed their sibling love by saying, “We’re even closer.”
Go Eun Ah told us, “Because I set off first in the industry, my brother relied on me in the beginning. Now, we are dependent on each other and cheering each other on.”
Go Eun Ah will come to the audience on the coming 17th’s episode of Mnet “Tent in the City.” It’s her first return to the screen since her assault controversy last month.
Source: Nate, TKPN
Translation: Euna @ Absolute Mblaq
Today it was revealed that popular boy group MBLAQ are quiet the pigs when it comes to their way of living as comedian comedian Jung Ju Ri revealed the truth on the guys.
In the most recent episode of Star Bell she said “Lee Joon dries off his sweat with the air conditioner instead of showering.”
Where Lee Joon was proud to say , “Our dorm is a garbage area. I’m the dirtiest. But you feel more masculine when you’re dirty.”
Guys in sweat and live like pigs, hmmm just the kind of man a girl dreams of and the type of man everyone should be right?
After countlessly promoting their last album for nearly 3 months now the time has come as the boys of MBLAQ said goodbye to their fans on Music Bank with their hits One Better Day and Y, although the guys weren’t able to claim gold on the music shows hopefully the boys will be back soon and better than ever.
While the rest of us are excited for a fun and enjoyable summer break and vacation these days, chic-dol MBLAQ is giving a special memory to the needy children who are spending a lonely break.
100 children were invited through KBS Annual Project “Korea is One Family,” and after many decisions, the program will start the “Finding the Second Family Camp” to give a one-day mentoring camp with their new family.
MBLAQ and other celebrities will come together to open a small concert, preparing a heart-warming time to have fun with all the citizens and kids from the town of Mulgeon-ri, border town of the southern sea.
MBLAQ told us, “We’re really happy to be part of a meaningful work. Like our lyrics, we would like for it to be a time to plant dreams for bright futures, and further wish to actively participate in this kind of volunteer work.
More recently, MBLAQ continued activities with their next song [after "Y"] “One Better Day,” singing for a better tomorrow, and has been endlessly requested for interviews and concerts in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, China, and other parts of Asia.
MBLAQ’s performance can be found on August 7th, at 6 o’clock evening, in KBS 1TV “Korea is One Family.”
translation: euna @ AbsoluteMBLAQ
Seven groups’ solo time measured
Even with just four seconds of singing, a singer nonetheless?
Average 16 seconds per person, less than one-tenth of a song.
Cases of no solo part, only repeating the refrain
Parading looks-stage presence, mass-producing “goldfish singers”.
“The Beauty of Four Seconds.”
This is the snarky label from the Internet for Heechul, member of an idol group Super Junior who only has four seconds of solo singing time in “Sorry Sorry,” the title song for the group’s third album. Together, there are 13 members of Super Junior who sang this song. Since all 13 divide up a single song, each member can call himself a “singer” after singing for only four seconds.
Lately there are increasing cases in which solo parts of a song last no more than a few seconds, as the number of members in the idol groups such as Super Junior, Girl’s Generation and After School increase. This is contributing to the pop culture in which those who rely on looks or conversation skills are considered “singers” regardless of their singing abilities.
Idol Group Members Sing 16 Seconds on Average
According to Dong-A Ilbo’s measurements of solo parts, seven idol groups (Girls’ Generation, Super Junior, 4minute, After School, Infinite, MBLAQ, f(x)) appearing on MBC’s “Show Music Core” (July 10), SBS’s “Inkigayo” (July 11) and KBS’s “Music Bank” (June 25), sang for 16 seconds per person on average. Because a song lasts around 3.5 minutes on average, each member of those group sang less than one-tenth of a song, excluding the chorus.
Among the groups, Girl’s Generation (singing “Oh!”) had the shortest solo parts, averaging 9.4 seconds per part. The main vocal Taeyeon sang for 22 seconds, while Seohyeon’s solo parts — two lines consisting of “oppa look at me, just look at me” and “listen, really” — amounted to 5 seconds. When After School sang “Bang!”, members Nana and Lizzy had no solo parts; instead, the two sang together for 8 seconds. Jooyeon’s solo part — “The heart-thumping night, my heart is oh oh oh oh” — lasted 4 seconds.
Infinite, singing “Come Back Again,” had the greatest time differential among the members’ solo parts. While the main vocal Kim Sunggyu sang for 29 seconds, Lee Sung-Jong, Lee Seung-Yeol and L sang for 1, 3 and 4 seconds respectively. The words that Lee Sung-Jong sang alone were four letters (다 거짓말 “all lies”). Lee Seung-Yeol only had the line, “Feels like I’m going to die, my head hurts.” Lee Young-Joon, director of Infinite’s management company, said: “It is not that the members have different singing abilities. It is more the case that the process of assigning the solo parts while taking the tone of this particular song into consideration made the parts of certain members relatively smaller.”
As individual singing is increasingly obscured through the lengthened chorus and the shortened solo parts, certain bloggers have taken to uploading videos of live performances with pre-recorded background music edited out, then proceeding to evaluate the singers.
No Shame in No Singing
Yoona of Girls’ Generation, in “Family Outing 2″ aired on SBS on June 27, said: “We can’t go longer than ten seconds (on solo parts),” and that her part is five letters. (말하고 싶어 “I want to say.”)
Since his debut, Heechul cumulatively sang 39 seconds of all Super Junior title songs; Yoona of Girls’ Generation, 42 seconds; and Nicole of Kara, 45 seconds. Instead of being embarrassed, they appear to treat this as a fodder for laughter. In MBC’s “Radio Star” aired on June 30, Jung-ah, member of After School, was a recipient of a joke from MC Kim Guk-Jin that she was “amazingly, a main vocal.” Jung-ah only responded by laughing and half-heartedly singing one line of a song. Goo Hara of Kara, whom music fans have pointed out for lacking singing ability, invited further criticism by only repeating the refrain “hallo hallo hallo” in Kara’s new song “Lupin,” released February of this year.
Music critic Im Jin-Mo said, “If there is only a few seconds of solo parts, a singer will naturally practice less singing — which is what singers are supposed to do,” and noted, “Another problem is that members with less solo parts will feel excluded, which hurts the teamwork of the group, shortening the group’s lifecycle.” Music critic Kim Jak-Ga said, “The more idol groups — who do not put much emphasis on singing — there are in the pop world, there is less room for singers with real talent.”
MBLAQ made a guest appearance on the most recent episode of ‘Infinity Girls,’ during which G.O confessed his desire to star on ‘We Got Married’ with Afterschool’s Jooyeon.
G.O made this confession during an activity entitled ‘Ranking as You Wish, 1, 2, 3,’ as he was asked to rank the top three female celebrities whom he would want as a wife if he made an appearance on ‘We Got Married.’ After picking Jooyeon, he explained, “I’ve been friends with Jooyeon for three years, and because we have opposite personalities, I think that we could show a funny image as a married couple by bickering all the time.”
Leejoon also received much attention when he responded yes to the statement, “I have been courted by a celebrity.” He raised even more eyebrows when he confidently stated that five celebrities have courted him before. However, Leejoon was not the only one to admit to this; his fellow members, Mir and G.O, marked “yes” to the statement as well. G.O confessed to having been courted by a total of three celebrities: a model, a singer, and an actress.
Mir switched up the surprised mood of the show when he confessed that his number one fear is his sister, Go Eunah, when asked to name the three things that scare him the most. “Ever since we were little, I always had the thought that I should always listen to my noona,” said Mir. “When we were young, noona [acted like a street chief,] so it was hard to lash out at her.” Mir’s next two choices were netizens and variety shows, respectively.
This episode of ‘Infinity Girls’ will come out on the 30th of July on MBC.
Source: nate, kpoplive.com
Singer Kan Mi Yeon is currently promoting her pop-hit song, “Going Crazy” featuring MBLAQ’s Mir. One of the stylistic changes that fans took note of was her shorter haircut.
However, due to a recent photoshoot, it has been revealed that the short hair she has on while performing on gayo stages is a wig. In this simplistic, but beautiful photoshoot, Kan Mi Yeon lets it loose as she poses for the camera. Whatever the length of hair, it can’t be denied that she’s quite pretty
Cr:Bestiz : soompi.com
MBLAQ member SeungHo showed up at the nationwide audition ‘Superstar K 2′ location, catching everyone’s attention.
On Mnet’s ‘Superstar K 2′ on July 23rd at 11AM, the first auditions held in Seoul were shown.
On this day, MBLAQ’s SeungHo came to participate in the audition for his friend from school, Kang InSoo (23).
Kang InSoo, a dancer, performed ballet at the audition. As the reason for his audition that day, he said, “I’ve wanted to sing ever since I was little. I want to start that dream again”.
After a series of rejected auditioners, he was passed through, bringing energy to the program.
Newsen – Source
ilovepocky @ Absolute Mblaq – Translation
The 5 member boy group MBLAQ’s Lee Joon picked Hyuna from 4Minute as the best dancer amongst the girl groups.
On the 22nd on KBS 2TV Lee Joon came out as a guest (T/N: what?) on the recent filming of ‘Star Golden Bell 1st Year 1st Class’.
During this filming MC Shing JungHwan asked him “What’s your impression about Hyuna picking you as her ideal type?” and Lee Joon replied with “It’s a big honor. I don’t know why she thinks of me as her ideal type.”
Also, MC Ji SukJin asked Lee Joon “What do you think of Hyuna?” and Lee Joon responded “Out of the girl groups, Hyuna is the best dancer.”
At this MC Ji SukJin asked “So are you saying Kan MiYeon, who you filmed a music video together with, can’t dance?” causing Lee Joon to become baffled.
The filming of ‘Star Golden Bell 1st Year 1st Class’ with MBLAQ’s Lee Joon and 4Minute’s Hyuna is set to air on the 24th.
Source: StarNews via TKPN
Translation: J00NiEx @ AbsoluteMBLAQ
MBLAQ pose it out for a colorful photospread on Ceci Magazine. Dressed in fashionable and trendy pieces, Rain’s proteges works the camera for the August Issue of the magazine.