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The “real” music battle starts in May?

Even though we’re already seeing a competition of comebacks from many artists including Rain and Lee Hyori, it’s looking like the month of May will be just as competitive as April, if not more.

With the two top stars likely going to dominate this month and June’s FIFA World Cup approaching, many artists are looking to aim May as their comeback. After all, it’d be wise to avoid competition with Rain & Lee Hyori in April and also stay away from the dates of June 11th – July 11th, when Koreans will have their eyes glued to broadcasts of the FIFA World Cup.

It is also now speculated that 2PM, who is planning to comeback at the end of April, will push back their comeback date to May instead of April because of Rain and Lee Hyori’s delay of comeback from the naval ship tragedy.

Artists who are scheduling to comeback in May include the Wonder Girls (May 15th),SS501 (May 1st), 2NE14minute, Se7en and Son Dambi.

Son Dambi for one has pushed her comeback twice – first she scheduled her return for March, then dealyed to April, and is now shooting for a date in May. Regarding the delays, her agency stated, “It’s not because of the naval ship tragedy; it’s because we want to make Son Dambi’s album more complete and perfect.

The Wonder Girls, who originally planned to come back in April, will release their U.S debut album in countries around the world including Korea on May 15th, and the girls are planning to cross promote between America and Korea.

One of the related sources from the music industry speculated, “In my opinion, it’s useless to waste your energy coming back in April. A lot of the agencies are organizing their artists to comeback in May. In this coming May, we will see one of the fiercest gayo battles we’ve ever seen.

Source: AKP


2PM’s Taecyeon reveals past girlfriends!

2PM’s Taecyeon reveals past girlfriends!

In the world of Korean entertainment, we often watch kpop idols seal their lips shut about their romantic lives. However, 2PM beast Taecyeon talked about his past relationships on today’s episode of the third season of KBSHappy Together.

As many fans know, Taecyeon was born in Korea and lived in Boston, Massachusetts in America for seven years. During the episode, co-host Park Myung Soo asked the idol whether he had any girlfriends during this time.

Shyly, Taecyeon revealed that his ex-girlfriend’s name was Amy. Co-host,  Shin Bong Sun then asked whether this girl had been white, to which Taecyeon vaguely responded, “No, I had different white girlfriend,” which amplified the cast’s interest in Taecyeon’s past.

Taecyeon hesitated for a while, then finally said, “Jessi… Jessi… Jessica,” causing the cast to immediately connect Taecyeon with SNSD’s Jessica. It turns out that this Jessica was just the white girlfriend he had referred to earlier, so don’t get your hopes too high!

The Reason Behind JYPE Withdrawals!

What do Wonder Girls Hyuna and Sun Mi, and 2PM’s Jaebum have in common?

SBS’ E!TVE!News Korea – Star Q10 will investigate the reason behind the various withdrawals within JYP Entertainmentthat seems rare among other companies.

Right after Wonder Girls debuted, Hyuna left the group due to medical reasons.

Sun Mi, another former Wonder Girl, left shortly after Wonder Girls’ US debut.

Park Jaebum, a former member of 2PM recently left the group and still makes headlines.
Park Joonhyung was the oldest member of JYPE’s million-selling group groove overdose. A scandal of him and a female celebrity arose, and JYPE was on the brink of making him leave the group — but fans came in and because they had stocks in JYPE, they were able to prevent this from happening. Eventually, Yoon Kyesang left the group to serve his military duties.

In 2007, female soloist Joo debuted. She easily gained popularity since JYPE was becoming increasingly popular with the Wonder Girls’ success. However, as she gained more fans, her past was dug up, revealing pictures of her in bars around people who were smoking and drinking, while she was underage. She recently made a comeback with a song for Cinderella Sister’s OST.

Min was a JYPE trainee when she was 12-13 years old. She moved to America and was to debut with Lil John’s help as a fifteen-year-old. She was doing shows and was trained in English, hip hop dance, and singing. Her writers included Chris Brown’s, but all of a sudden, she disappeared.

J. Lim was the most popular unsigned street performer before JYPE signed with her. She was considered the Alicia Keys of South Korea. With one album under JYPE, she went to America to make an American debut. She sang a duet with Outkast’s Big Boi after returning from America for a break, but stopped activities ever since.

G. Soul was supposed to be the next Usher. He sand R&B, and admired R. Kelley. Likewise, he, too mysteriously vanished from the music scene.

With so many cases of withdrawal, it doesn’t seem completely wrong to call JYPE withdrawals a habit.
E!News Korea – Star Q10, scheduled to air on April 7 at 8PM, is going to unveil everything from JYPE’s history to Park Jaebum’s activities in America. Keep an eye on Kpoplive for the release of this episode!

Source: Newsen

Most Popular Idol Groups Survey

01. DBSK – Xiah
02. DBSK – Micky
03. DBSK – Jaejoong
04. DBSK – Yunho
05. SNSD – Taeyeon
06. DBSK – Changmin
07. Big Bang – G-Dragon
08. SNSD – Yoona
09. Super Junior – Heechul
10. Super Junior – Donghae
11. SS501 – HyunJoong
12. SNSD – Jessica
13. Super Junior – EunHyuk
14. Wonder Girls – SoHee
15. Super Junior – SungMin
16. SNSD – Tiffany
17. 2PM – Jaebeom
18. SS501 – Young Saeng
19. Big Bang – Seungri
20. Super Junior – LeeTuek
21. FT.island – HongKi
22. Super Junior – Siwon
23. SHINee – Taemin
24. Big Bang – T.O.P
25. 2PM – TaecYeon
26. SNSD – Yuri
27. 2PM – Wooyoung
28. Super Junior – KiBum
29. Super Junior – Ryeowook
30. 2PM – Nichkhun
31. Big Bang – Daesung
32. 2AM – JoKwon
33. 2PM – Junsu
34. SNSD – SeoHyun
35. SS501 – KyuJong
36. SHINee – JongHyun
37. After School – UEE
38. Kara – Hara
39. 2NE1 – Park Bom
40. Super Junior – KyuHyun
41. Wonder Girls – SunYe
42. SHINee – Onew
43. Kara – Seung-Yeon
44. SNSD – Sunny
45. Big Bang – Taeyang
46. FT.island – Minhwan
47. Super Junior – YeSung
48. Wonder Girls – Mimi
49. Beast – Yo-seob
50. SNSD – SooYoung
51. SHINee – Key
52. SHINee – Minho
53. Super Junior – ShinDong
54. 2NE1 – Sandara Park
55. Brown Eyed Girls – Narsha
56. Wonder Girls – YeEun
57. Tiara – Ji Yeon
58. Kara – Nicole
59. Brown Eyed Girls – GaIn
60. 2NE1 – CL
61. 4minute – Hyuna
62. Tiara – Eun Jung
63. SNSD – Hyoyeon
64. Tiara – Hyomin
65. Kara – Ji-Young
66. After School – Kahi
67. Beast – Dong Woon
68. MBLAQ – Lee Joon
69 Kara – Gyuri
70. After School – Jooyeon

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Big Lineup for Dream Concert 2010

Korean “DREAM CONCERT 2010″ guest list and schedule

Date: 5/22

Place: Seoul World Cup Stadium

Artist Guest list:
Rain, Bigbang、2NE1、2AM、2PM、Lee Hyori, SS501, After School, Kara, T-Ara, SNSD, SHINee, CNBLue, etc.

CREDIT: TripleS.TW +

Is 2PM’s comeback a gamble?

2PM is facing an April comeback and the spotlight is on them because they are facing off big name stars such as Bi and Hyori. However, what’s attracting the most attention is the fact that this will be their first comeback after their former member Park Jaebum’s withdrawal.

2PM still remains as the hottest issue after last year’s controversy surrounding former member Jaebum’s leave. Despite the attention, they are preparing a comeback as a complete six membered group.

According to reports, 2PM has already decided their title track and are currently in discussion for music videos, stage and internal concepts.

Many artists have declared their comebacks for April. Not only Bi and Hyori but Ivy and Son Dambi will be making the music market the fullest of the season. 2PM will be joining the ranks of these comebacks but will they be able to show their talent amongst their seniors? As if the pressure wasn’t enough, 2PM will also have to deal with the loss of their fans because of Jaebum’s complete withdrawal.

Why did 2PM choose to come back in April amidst so many negative aspects working against them? They have not been able to turn back the hearts of the fans that have left them. They have earned the nickname of ‘Traitor Idol’ after Jaebum’s leave, and it seems as if they are taking a big gamble by setting their come back for April.

None of the finer details regarding their come back has been revealed, raising the interest amongst netizens. 2PM may be beastly idols but it seems as if they won’t be able to just push forward just another beastly image this time again. With popular artists already receiving all of the attention, it’s integral that they come up with something unique. And unfortunately for them, Bi is already the representative image of a beastly male.

They are in a desperate situation where they must melt the hearts of their fans and somehow shine brightly as they are squished between their legendary seniors in order to not be buried. Have they already found it?

No information has been revealed regarding this come back other than the fact that there is a come back. Whether it is negative or positive, they have been successful in gathering attention. The only thing left is revealing the inner contents.

Is 2PM attempting to test their influence? Or have they found a secret weapon? If not that, are they truly moving in compliance with the various scenarios that are circulating on the internet? The internal situation will never be known until the lid is opened, but we will be cautiously watching on with our arms crossed.

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Top 20 best selling albums on Hanteo in 2010!

1.SNSD 2nd album + repackage
2.2AM Mini album + repackage
3.KARA’s 3rd mini album
4.BEAST 2nd Mini Album
5.CN Blue Mini Album
6.T-ara first album
7.Epik High Special album
8.2PM first album
9.Seo Taiji
10.DBSK’s Conncert album
11.U-Kiss first album
12.Lucid Fall 4th album
13.G Dragon LIVE
14.Younha 3rd album
15.MBLAQ first album
16.Kim Jong Kook 6TH ALBUM
17.Lee Seunggi 4th album
19.SNSD first album
20.BEAST first mini album

Translated by Kacey @ Daily K Pop News