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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


JaeBum and Hyori are the #1 stars netizens “want to run away together with”

Singer Lee Hyori and ex 2PM member Park JaeBum have been chosen as the #1 male and female stars netizens want to run away together with.

A survey was conducted on the official site for movie ‘Runaway From Home’ from 31st March till 7th April on “Who do you want to run away with, without a counterplan or not knowing where to go?” and Lee Hyori and Park JaeBum were voted #1 on the survey.

Park JaeBum received 51% of the votes for male celebrities, followed by Rain, Lee SeungGi etc. And for female celebrities, Lee Hyori came in #1 with 44% of the votes, followed by So Nyeo Shi Dae YoonA and Shin SaeKyung.

The movie will start screening from 8th April.


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.

May be taken out with full credits. You are not allowed add yourself to the credits nor edit the credits.


10. Wonder Girls, ‘Nobody’
If ever there was a girl group formulated in the warm bath of an industry test tube, it was the Wonder Girls, who originally spawned from the TV show ‘MTV Wonder Girls,’ which has aired for three seasons in South Korea. Their biggest single, which charted in the U.S. fuses techno beats with a classically R&B progression and the best premise for a girl band video either side of the Pacific.

9. Yoon Do Hyun Band, ‘Oh! Pilsung, Korea’
When South Korea hosted the World Cup, the authorities that be anointed Yoon Do Hyun Band the “representative Korean music band” of the tournament. While the group does not fit snugly into the KPOP category, its brand of rock music–which is both slick and radio-friendly and at times devotes itself to traditional Korean instrumentation–has nonetheless won it a place in the South Korean establishment. The shout chorus-heavy anthem is backed by hair metal guitar riffage and hand claps. Guiltlessly delivered, and a temporary anthem for the country in 2002.

8. Kim Bum Soo, ‘Bo Go Ship Da’ (‘I Miss You’)
Kim Bum Soo is the first Korean performer to break the U.S. music charts with his 2001 single ‘Hello Goodby Hello,’ but his most famous KPOP songs in Korea is ‘I Miss You,’ which served as the theme song for the popular ‘Stairway to Heaven’ TV show and serves as an exemplary example of melodramatic KPOP ballads.

7. S-Blush, ‘It’s My Life’
S-Blush’s mercilessly sassy ‘It’s My Life’ recalls Justin Timberlake’s sexy back filtered through the righteous girl crew telling off a crew of exes. Perhaps the best thing about this track is that when it hit #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Chart, the group was rumored in Korea Times to be the equivalent of pop star commandos, “covertly trained as part of the Global Project targeting overseas markets.”

6. TVXQ (Dong Bang Shin Gi), ‘The Way U Are’
TVXQ, who originally wanted to name themselves Dong Bang Bul Pae after the Korean translation for Wong Kar-wai’s ‘Ashes of Time’ have been one of the most consistent chart-topping KPOP bands of the past half decade. Largely due to their ascendancy in Korea, they’ve concentrated much of their output into Japanese markets. ‘The Way U Are’ is one of their earlier Korean releases, and showcases the genre’s long-term love affair with ’90s mainstream hip hop instrumentals and Justin Timberlake-inflected R&B.

5. Jewelry, ‘One More Time’
A KPOP song’s success is measured not only by their own country’s charts, but also those across the pond in Japan. After floundering through an unsuccessful freshman album and a lackluster sophomore release, this carefully calibrated girl group (who shed and replaced members with every commercial hiccup) traded in their “cute” images for the increasingly trendy “sexy” and “womanly.” This worked, and by their fourth album (and numerous other recalibrations), the fine-tuned pop outfit released their most successful track to date, ‘One More Time,’ a Baltic-infused bilingual number with a slick key change at the one-minute spot and a perfectly-metered break down halfway through.

4. H.O.T., ‘Candy’
Widely considered the predecessor to KPOP’s current infatuation with idol groups, H.O.T. set the boy band paradigm that largely reigned for the next decade. The second single on their debut album ‘We Hate All Kinds of Violence,’ fused the hip hop influences of a predecessor like Seo Taiji with a Sublime-esque fusion of reggae and ska.

3. Big Bang, ‘Lies’
Like the Wonder Girls, Big Bang were launched into the KPOP stratosphere through a TV show about them, called ‘Big Bang Documentary.’ Unlike Wonder Girls, Big Bang are widely credited for updating KPOP’s sound, and signaling its latest interest in electronica, though still filtered through the lense of upbeat hip hop stylings, as evidenced on ‘Lies’ off their first mini-album, ‘Always.’

2. Rain, ‘It’s Raining’
Rain has the distinction of being one of the Korean artists credited with building further hip hop and R&B influences into the KPOP universe in the tradition of Seo Taiji, perhaps most notably by inserting his moniker into the title of half his albums. So ‘It’s Raining’ is a shoe-in as Rain’s best KPOP song, and one of the top KPOP songs ever. Intended as a “comeback” track after a few year’s absence from the charts, the single immediately hit number one upon release in South Korea, and eventually won U.S. MTV play in anticipation of two sold-out dates at New York’s Madison Square Garden in 2007. Rain also has the distinction of having won Time Magazine’s online poll for the 100 Most Influential People of 2009. He wasn’t listed in the print version.

1. Seo Taiji, ‘Nan Arayo’ (‘I Know’)
Seo Taiji, the grandaddy of contemporary KPOP, shifted the paradigm of what Korean popular music should sound like in the early ’90s. Prior to his arrival to the industry, KPOP had tampered little with cross-genre experimentation, remaining settled in the syrupy sweet realm of synthetic girl and boy band pop. Taiji became the first to include rap and R&B in his music, and is widely considered the Michael Jackson of Korean music. His break out single ‘I Know,’ released with his mid-nineties group Seo Taiji and Boys, marked the paradigm shift, and for breaking the ceiling wide open for what Korean popular music can sound like, it remains one of the top KPOP songs of all time.

Source: shoutcastingblog

Twitter and me2day

List of Celebrity Twitter Accounts

Below is a list of the CELEBRITIES that have Twitter accounts. There are more out there and this list will be updated as and when I find more.

BOLD NAMES represent new additions.

2AM Changmin/2AM 창민

2AM Jinwoon/2AM 진운

2AM Jokwon/2AM 조권”

2AM Seullong/2AM 슬옹

2PM Chansung/2PM 찬성

2PM Jaebum/2PM 재범

2PM Junho/2PM 준호

2PM Junsu/2PM 준수

2PM Taecyeon/2PM 택연

2PM Wooyoung/2PM 우영



Brian Joo/브라이언 주

Crown J/크라운 제이


DJ KOO/쿠전엽


EPIK HIGH Mithra/에픽하이 미쓰라진

EPIK HIGH Tablo/에픽하이 타블로







KARA Hara/카라 하라


KARA Gyuri/카라 박규리 KARA

Nicole Jung/카라 정니콜

KBS Music Bank/뮤직뱅크

Kim C/김시





Lee Chae Yeon/이채연


Lee Junki/이준기


Noh Hong Chul/노홍철

ONE WAY One Sound/원웨이 사운드

ONE WAY Chance/원웨이 챈스

ONE WAY Peter/원웨이 피터

ONE WAY Young Sky/원웨이 영스카이



Park Kyung Rim/박경림



T-MAX Shin Min Chul/티맥스 신민철

Song Joong Ki/송중기

Song Jong Ho/송종호



SUPER JUNIOR Shin Dong/슈퍼주니어 신동

Tiger JK/타이거 JK

U-KISS Alexander/유키스 알렉산더

U-KISS Eli/유키스 일라이

U-KISS Kevin/유키스 케빈


WONDER GIRLS Hye Rim/원더걸스 우혜림

WONDER GIRLS Sohee/원더걸스 소희

WONDER GIRLS Sunmi/원더걸스 선미

WONDER GIRLS Sunye/원더걸스 선예

WONDER GIRLS Yoobin/원더걸스 유빈

WONDER GIRLS Yeeun/원더걸스 예은

Yoon Do Hyun/윤도현


Yoon Mi Rae/윤미래


List of Celebrity me2DAY Accounts

Below is a list of the CELEBRITIES that have me2DAY accounts. There are more out there and this list will be updated as and when I find more.

BOLD NAMES represent new additions.

관심친구 / Interested Friend

2NE1 박봄/2NE1 Park Bom

2NE1 씨엘/2NE1 CL

2NE1 다라/2NE1 Dara

2NE1 민지/2NE1 Minji


빅뱅 지드래곤/BIG BANG G-Dragon

에픽하이 미쓰라진/EPIK HIGH Mithra Jin

에픽하이 타블로/EPIK HIGH Tablo

에픽하이 투커츠/EPIK HIGH Tukutz

구독미투 / Subscription

아담커플/Jo Kwon & Ga In


브라운아이드걸스 나르샤/BEG Narsha



에이트 백찬/8eight Baek Chan

에이트 주희/8eight Joo Hee

에이트 이현/8eight Lee Hyeon

타이거 JK/Tiger JK




MC Sniper


박신혜/Park Shin Hye

김석류/Kim Seok Ryu



서인국/Seo In Guk

f(x) Amber

f(x) Krystal

f(x) Luna

f(x) Sulli

f(x) Victoria

신애/Shin Ae

소녀시대 제시카/SNSD Jessica



Source: AA-CHAN

2010 latest top 100 handsome men in asia

*Places 70-100 didn’t include any of the Super Junior members*
69 Kazuya Kamenashi
68 Park Hae Jin
67 Kim Dong Wook
66 Park Taehwan
65 Daniel Wu
64 Hyun Bin
63 Lee Donghae
62 TAE
61 Chi Cheng Jun
60 Wallace Huo
59 Takuya Kimura
58 陸毅
57 Shun Ogur
56 Leon Jay Williams
55 Roy Chiu
54 Chun Jung Myung
53 Kim Bum
51 Sung Min Moon
50 Takeshi Kaneshiro
49 Mike He
48 Haruma Miura
47 Lee Sungmin
46 Koike Teppei
45 Seung-ho Yu
44 Yamapi
43 Jang Keun Suk
42 Ji Hyun Woo
41 Lee Yong Dae
40 Joo Ji Hoon
39 Jang Dong-gun
38 Lee Dong Gun
37 Aaron Yan
36 Lee Min Woo
34 Shin Hye Sung
33 Kang Dong-won
32 Woo-Hyuk Jang
31 Duan Wei Huang
30 Changmin
29 Kim Kibum
28 Micky Yoochun
27 Ekin Cheng
26 Choi Sung-Kuk
25 Eunhyuk
24 Vic Zhou
23 Nichkhun
22 Ryeowook
21 Song Seung Heon
20 Jun Jin
19 Rain Bi
18 Moon, Hee-Jun
17 Kim Hyun Joong
16 Lee MinHo
15 Nicholas Tse
14 Yunho
13 Leeteuk
12 Kyuhyun
11 Choi Siwon
10 Wang Lee Hom
9 KangTa
8 Il-woo Jeong
7 Jerry Yan
6 Wu Chun
5 HanGeng
4 Bae YongJun
3 Lee Junki
2 Kim Heechul
1 Kim Jae Joong

Source: CLICK

I don’t know if this is official or fanmade though.