Nearly 3 years after U-Kiss debut, their label NH Media is expanding further into the music industry with the announcement of a new girl group.
U-Kiss manager broke the news on twitter, tweeting “NH Media EMG is preparing a girl group if anyone is interested please contact this address *firstname.lastname@example.org*”.
U-Kiss members themselves also retweeted the news drawing fans anticipation for the new female group, and much like U-Kiss NH Media is hoping to create a diverse international group, as their manager added “People that are interested overseas it will be hard to come to korea to audition so please send a portfolio containing a video and pictures.”
Source : GoKpop
Big Bang has just added more countries to their ‘Global Event’ on Facebook. Curious which countries?
Last month, with the release of their special edition, Big Bang has started a ‘Global Event’ on their official Facebook page. Millions of fans have been voting like crazy for their countries as they want Big Bang to visit it very much.
Today Big Bang added 9 more countries to vote for. In addition to the already listed 27 countries from America, Europe and Asia, a new division has been launched with the following additional countries.
Source : GoKpop
2NE1 and YG present a ”Global Event’ for fans with an amazing prize.
2NE1 has introduced their first ‘Global Event’ just like Big Bang.
In this case fans will have to make a cover of their new single ‘Lonely’ and upload it on YouTube. Since YG is promoting this event creativity is a must.
All 2NE1 fans in the world can participate in this event, it does not matter where you are or your nationality, and can make an individual or group cover. The ones who want to join will have to post a comment on their official event site and attach the video with the tittle ‘2NE1 LONELY COVER CONTEST’. The contest is already open and will finish on June 21st.
The most important thing is the prize right? Well be sure you are calm for this because the winner will be selected by 2NE1 members by the end of June, and it can be a solo winner or a team.
The winner will be able to attend 2NE1’s Summer concert, also they will get the airline tickets, accommodation and concert tickets as well as a YG building tour.
The runner up will receive 2NE1’s signed album, goodies and and a signed Polaroid.
The second runner up, which will consist of 5 solos or teams, will get 2NE1’s signed album.
Finally all videos will be on 2NE1’s official YouTube channel.
This is an opportunity that can not be missed so go right now and make an amazing cover, and who knows one of you might be the winner.
Source : GoKpop
Today Brian Joo announced via twitter, that his latest album “Unveiled” will join the ranks of Kpop albums in iTunes on May 17.
Today Korean-American singer Brian Joo announced that his newest album “Unveiled” would go on sale on iTunes on May 17, 2011.
He tweeted fans:
“Great news~! My Mini-Album “UNVEILED” will be released on iTunes on May 17, 2011~ Spread the word & let’s get me up on the iTunes charts ”
The album was released in South Korea on April 6, and will now finally be available to international fans to purchase.
Source : GoKpop
NH Media announced on April 28th that male group U-Kiss will begin their Asian promotional tour starting in May. U-Kiss will visit Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Singapore. U-Kiss will be visiting Brunei on May 29th and will return to Korea before setting off to visit the listed Asian countries.
U-Kiss is the first Korean group to hold a fanmeeting and showcase in Brunei.
A NH Media PR told 10Asia, “The boys will be heading off to Brunei on May 28 and return to Korea two days later.”
U-Kiss said, “”We feel that this will be a new and interesting experience since none of us have ever visited Brunei before. We are nervous and working hard on perfecting our performance because we will be first-ever Korean singers to do so.”
Source: 10Asia via KoreaBoo
Rookie group B1A4 has been gathering interest from overseas fans, setting a wave of interest in South Korea’s music industry.
Shortly after B1A4’s debut performance on MBC’s Music Core, the group rose to #1 on various real time searches, as well as trending worldwide on Twitter.
Their official homepage and fancafes all over the world in the U.S., England, Canada, France, Spain, Brazil, and various others helped spread their unfamiliar band name to more than 110 countries. The site had over 2,000 visits from overseas and is still being flooded with curious music fans.
One fan account claimed the audience members were surprised to hear that overseas fans had gone so far as to fly to Korea by plane in order to personally go watch the first debut performance on the 23rd, showing their overwhelming enthusiasm to support.
Also, on YouTube, the music video for their title song “OK” gained a total of over 30,000 views, while the debut performance on the 23rd had gathered a view count of over 10,000. Other videos related to B1A4 received hot responses from fans as well.
Their agency responded, “They’re still rookies who have recently debuted but since they are receiving such huge interest from Korean fans and of course, the foreign fans, the members are all dazed about this. They will do their best to work hard to repay their fans by showing good sides of themselves.”
Source: TV Daily and Flight B1A4 via KoreaBoo
MSN Entertainment released a list on April 23rd listing Hollywood’s current and soon to be hottest Hollywood Asians. The list consists of the top 15 Asians that are currently active in Hollywood or are already known to the public.
In no particular order, MSN Entertainment has listed the Wonder Girls and Gianna Jun (Jun Jihyun) as part of their top 15, in addition to Gong Li, Jamie Chung, Fan Bingbing, Michelle Yeoh, Kelly Hu, Maggie Q, Lucy Liu, Devon Aoki, Brenda Song, Kristin Kreuk, Chrissie Chau, Grace Park, and Moon Bloodgood.
The Wonder Girls are listed as the first South Korean group to have made it on the top 100 on the Billboard with their U.S. debut song, “Nobody,” in 2009. The group also accompanied the Jonas Brothers on 45 concert dates as the opening act. In April 2010, the girls kicked off their first North American tour called the “Wonder World Tour” and held approximately 28 concerts (both part 1 and part 2 of the tour).
Gianna Jun is known as Jun Jihyun in Korea. She had her first breakthrough as an actress through the Korean comedy movie, “My Sassy Girl.” Gianna Jun released in her first English-film in her debut movie in 2009, “Blood: The Last Vampire,” as Saya. The movie was based on and a remake of the anime of the same name.
Gong Li is known for her appearances in “Memoirs of a Geisha,” “Miami Vice,” and “Hannibal Rising.” Jamie Chung started out in the MTV reality show “The Real World: San Diego” and has appeared in “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry.” In addition, she played Rob Schneider’s daughter Amber on “Grown Ups” and Goku’s wife, Chichi, in “Dragon Ball Evolution.”
Fan Bingbing is a singer and actress, but has yet to act a major role in a Hollywood movie. She has, however, starred in many Chinese movies including “Shinjuku Incident,” starring Jackie Chan, “Flashpoint,” featuring Donnie Yen, and “The Twins Effect II.”
Michelle Yeoh is known for performing her own stunts and has starred in well known movies such as, “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” “Tai Chi Master” with Jet Li, “Memoirs of a Geisha,” “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor,” and “Police Story 3: Super Cop.” She was also a “Bond Girl,” playing Wai Lin in “Tomorrow Never Dies.”
Kelly Hu is an American actress who won Miss Teen USA in 1985 and Miss Hawaii USA in 1993. Her movie appearances include “The Scorpion King,” “Cradle 2 the Grave,” and “X-Men 2” (as Lady Deathstrike).
Maggie Q is currently the lead for the action-thriller television series, “Nikita.” She is of Vietnamese-Irish-Polish descent. Other than “Nikita,” she has been seen in the movie “Gen-Y Cops,” “Rush Hour 2,” “Mission Impossible III,” “Live Free or Die Hard,” “Balls of Fury,” and etc.
Lucy Liu is one of the frontrunners of hottest Hollywood Asians. She became popular with her appearance on the television show, “Ally McBeal,” and has had hit movies such as “Charlie’s Angels,” “Kill Bill,” and “Kungfu Panda.”
Devon Aoki is an actress and model. She is mostly known for her roles in “2 Fast 2 Furious,” “Sin City,” and “Mutant Chronicles.” In 2006, she starred as the female ninja Kasumi for the movie “Dead or Alive” based on the Tecmo fighting game series of the same name.
Brenda Song is a Disney star who appeared in the movie “The Social Network.” Kristin Kreuk is mostly known for her role in “Smallville” as Lana Lang, but has starred in movies such as “Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-li” and has had a cameo appearance in “Eurotrip.”
Chrissie Chau is a Hong Kong model and actress. She has participated in many movies, but none are well-known. Grace Park rose in popularity with her role in the sci-fi television series, “Battlestar Galactica.” She has yet to release a movie, but she has had many television appearances on series such as “Stargate SG-1,” “Dark Angel,” and “CSI.”
Moon Bloodgood is an Korean-American actress and model and a Dutch and Irish descent. She had a role in “Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-li” and “Terminator Salvation.”
What do you think about their list? Who else would you add?
Source: MSN Entertainment via Koreaboo