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Joo and Leeteuk Collaborate on First Duet

Joo and Leeteuk Collaborate on First Duet

Today, Joo’s agency JYP Entertainment, released information on the singer’s latest project with Super Junior member Leeteuk, singing together for a digital single to be released on the 16th of May!

JYPE stated, Joo’s fresh yet soft voice with Leeteuk’s sultry harmonics are to be heard from this single. High expectations are to be considered!”

Via Leeteuk’s Twitter, he had released a teaser photo (seen above) of the single’s concept. He tweeted,

“Your ice cream-like words melt me. I am fooled, though I know the truth. The habit of it worries me, today I started smiling. What could I do?”

Joo had released this message on her Twitter and Me2day:

“So that’s why we are two, I’m also completely falling for you. What do you mean, what should you do? You belong to me, you belong to me. I want your heart, it’s good that it’s the two of us…”

revealing more of the lyrics of the song.

The digital single will be released on the 16th through various online portals.


IU Reveals “Memories Of The Sea” Single for Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea

IU released a new single titled “Memories Of The Sea” supporting the International Exposition Yeosu Korea 2012, or shortened Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea. Have a listen to her new track!

IU’s sweet voice singing the theme song for the Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea, “Memories Of The Sea”, is as charming as always. She creates a hopeful and warm atmosphere which goes very well with the promotional video of the Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea.

Take a look at the “Memories Of The Sea” PV above!

The Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea is an international cooperation program designed to enhance the awareness of dangers faced by the sea. It will be held from 12th May 2011 to 12th August 2012.

Source : GoKPop

JYJ donates high proportion of performance earnings to charity

According to a representative, the members of JYJ own villas worth over 3 billion KRW ($2.7 million USD), as well as exotic sports cars such as Lamborghinis, Ferraris, and Maseratis. However, despite their high earnings, they have also tithed a large proportion to charity organizations.

JYJ’s high income comes from pursuing their own interests based on their artist-centered contract they have with their current agency. C-JeS Entertainment bases its income division and beliefs on respecting each individual artist’s interests and talents as well as giving artists the agency’s full support in whichever genre they wish to pursue. This specific system allowed JYJ the opportunity to pursue a variety of interests, such as acting and musicals, and naturally led to high earnings.

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JYJ have also become model examples to follow as they give back as much as they earn through their fans’ love. Not only have they donated a portion of their ticket earnings from every performance to an international humanitarian organization, but they have also donated 600 million KRW ($600,000 USD) to Japan to aid in the earthquake and tsunami relief.

The group is also famous for the warm-hearted generosity its members give to their staff. According to a representative who took part in the ‘JYJ World Tour Concert in 2011,′ “They take care of the staff so well, just as if we were members of their family, that it makes me wonder if other stars act the same way. They buy us meals and drinks while we’re working and even pay for everyone when we go out for dinner as a group.”

They have branched out from their original careers as singers and morphed into actors, musical actors, and performance directors. JYJ boasts ‘world class’ generosity, heart, earnings, and efforts to do their best in whatever they are tasked with. Through a world tour that encompasses Thailand, Taiwan, China, Canada, and the US, JYJ plan to solidify their position as Korea’s representative Hallyu artists.

With just days away from their Vancouver concert stop, are you excited for them to tour in Canada and the States?

Source: Koreaboo, TV Daily, Dongbangdata

Reactions to Lee Hyori’s new song since plagiarism controversy

It has been 10 months since Lee Hyori’s plagiarism controversy first took place. Until now, she has not released a new song. Lee Hyori recently released a song titled “Please Stay Behind.”

On April 28th, she released the song online for a project in collaboration with Naver to help raise money for animal shelters. The song, which concerns stray animals, was written, composed, and arranged by Lucid Falls with the piano backdrop by Kim Kwangmin.

Netizens have responded to the release with, “Lee Hyori’s song release is really great” and “I’m expecting her comeback,” and have shown their gratitude that Lee Hyori has released a new song after all these months.

Lee Hyori is currently gearing up to release a new album this summer.

Source: BNT News via koreaboo

Lee Hyori Releases “Please Stay Behind” Single

Female singer, Lee Hyori, joined Naver’s campaign for animal shelters by releasing a new single titled “Please Stay Behind”. They money raised from its sales will be donated to animal shelters.

As we know, Lee Hyori has always been an animal lover. She even adopted a dog from a center for abandoned cats and dogs, which she was reported to have visited in March once again. Beside that, she also participated in various campaigns like her eco-life photo shoot for Cosmopolitan in January.

The most recent campaign she has joined is Naver’s one to support animal shelters. Lee Hyori recorded the single titled “Please Stay Behind” for this project. The song was written, composed and arranged by Lucid, and Kim Kwangmin played the piano riffs within the song.

Have a listen to it above!

The revenue of this single will be donated to animal shelters, so support Lee Hyori and Naver’s campaign by purchasing “Please Stay Behind” at Bugs.

Source : GoKpop