After months of suffering in a grueling court battle against their label DSP Entertainment, that nearly led to their disbandment, KARA is back in their 1st televised appearance on SBS’s “Strong Heart”, set to air May 17th and 24th .
Despite the usual comedic tone of “Strong Heart”, KARA’s story was no laughing matter, as tears quickly overcame the girls in discussing their situation in the past 4 months.
The emotions of leader Gyuri who was originally unaware of problem when it happened, can be seen as she says “I had no one to turn to.”
While member Seungyeon understanding just how much suffering the group has gone through admited, “So many things have changed in just a few months.”
Source : GoKpop
Popular girl group KARA came together again on the 13th for the making of their new album and music video. At noon, the members of KARA were seen departing Incheon airport, heading to Thailand!
Members Ji Young, Nicole, and Seung Yeon had filed an exclusive termination notice to their agency DSP Media and withstanding 100 days after, the conflict came to a conclusion of compromise and is working hard on their next single.
KARA will have autograph sessions with their fans to continue group activities. Their official fan meeting called ‘Now I’d like to say…’ will take place in Jamsil Gymnasium in Seoul, on June 11.
Fans will enjoy this meeting which will be held for free. The possible arrival of Japanese fans and other fans overseas are expected.
Source : GoKpop
KARA, who’s 3 members (Kang Jiyoung, Jung Nicole, and Han Seungyeon) recently struggled in a contractual dispute that was finally resolved after a hundred days, chooses “Strong Heart” as the group’s first broadcast appearance together.
According to DSP Media, on the afternoon of May 12, the members filmed an episode for SBS’ “Strong Heart” , and added, “The inaugural episode of ‘City Hunter,’ through which Goo Hara is debuting as an actress, is just around the corner on May 25th. The members decided to make an appearance on ‘Strong Heart’ in order to cheer her on. They also wish to make use of this chance to explain why they couldn’t promote within Korea, and to seek their fans’ understanding.”
It has been 5 months since they ended their local promotion for “Jumping”. The group is currently in midst of preparing for their June comeback and will hold their second official fan-meeting on June 11th at Seoul Chamsil Indoor Stadium.
Source : GoKpop
From TVXQ to Girls’ Generation, its no secret Japan has become by far one of the biggest hot spots for Korean artists to expand their talent, into the world’s 2nd highest selling music distributor. But which artist has had the biggest debut in sales so far?
Despite not taking the no.1 spot when they debuted, Girls’ Generation charmed the people of Japan with their debut single “Genie” selling 44,907 in 2010, making them the no.1 Korean female group with highest debut sales.
On the other hand Jang Geun Suk who made his debut less than 2 weeks ago with “Let Me Cry” sold an impressive 119,149 copies, not only breaking an Oricon record, but making him the no.1 soloist on the list.
Finally MBLAQ not only ranks as the highest debut sales by a male group, but they also broke a record becoming the 1st group to chart no.1 on the Daily Charts.
Check out the list below:
01. Jang Geun Suk 119,149
02. SNSD “Genie” 44,907
03. MBLAQ “Your Luv” 40,281
04. KARA “Mister” 29,238
05. Beast “Shock” 28,532
06. Big Bang “Heaven” 26,039
07. BoA “ID Peace B” 14,740
08. Supernova 8,542
09. ZE:A “Love letter/My only wish” 8,273
10. SES “Meguriau Sekai” 7,390
11. Se7en “Hikari” 7,303
12. 4MINUTE “Muzik” 4,241
13. FT Island “One Way” 4,043
14. CN Blue “The Way” 3,353
15. DBSK “Hug” 2,502
Did your favorite artist sell as much as you expected?
Source : GoKpop
Last week, Koreaboo reported about the Korea Entertainment Producers’ Association’s official press release concerning the “I Love You Korea 2011 Dream Concert”.
After a fake list of performers started to be spread around the Internet, the announcement from KEPA pointed out that only TVXQ, 2PM, IU and 4Minute were officially confirmed as part of the line-up at that time.
Dream Concert’s official site was recently revamped to include a larger list of performers for this year’s concert. The concert is to be held on May 28th at 6:30 p.m. at the Seoul World Cup Stadium.
The performers who have been confirmed so far are TVXQ, 2PM, miss A, 4minute, BEAST, Secret, SISTAR, CN BLUE, IU, After School, U-Kiss, G.NA, KARA, K.Will and T-ara. On the 29th, Dream Concert’s official Twitter had also included FT Island and f(x) on the list of confirmed performers, but the two groups do not currently appear on the website.
There also seems to be some confusion with Star Empire’s ZE:A and Brown Eyed Girls’ Jea. On some parts of the website, the boys of ZE:A are listed as performers, but under the “2011 Dream Concert Artist” section, Jea is listed and ZE:A isn’t. More performers will be revealed during this week, and the situation will hopefully get cleared up soon.
Sources: Dream Concert and @dreamconcertkr via koreaboo
Former KARA member Kim Sunghee has revealed her wedding photos. Kim Sunghee (22) will be getting married on May 22nd at Paju, Gyeonggido. She will be married to Yang Wonjoon (31), the eldest son of the voice actor Yang Jiwoon.
Kim Sunghee and Yang Wonjoon have overcome the 9 year age difference. The two met two years ago at a church event and have grown closer through the musical they have participated in. They have had a close relationship for a year.
Ahead of her official wedding, Kim Sunghee updated her Cyworld with her wedding photos saying, “A man and a woman have become one family,” expressing her joy about her upcoming wedding.
The wedding photos were conducted by Greeda Studio. The representative of Greeda Studio said, “They are such a happy and beautiful couple. You can truly feel the love between the two.”
Kim Sunghee was one of the original members of KARA and made her debut with them in 2008. Due to personal reason and parental pressure due to her studies, Kim Sunghee withdrew from the group and Goo Hara and Kang Jiyoung were introduced to KARA.
Source: Newsen via koreaboo