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
Since it’s Easter Sunday today, SBS decided to broadcast a special of Inkigayo, instead of the regular version. This special entitled “Super Inkigayo Concert” has taken place in Jeju and featured performances by Big Bang, Girls’ Generation, 4minute, TVXQ, C.N. Blue, f(x) and more. Don’t miss it!
Our favourite artists travelled to Jeju to perform great stages for SBS’ Super Inkigayo Concert on Easter Sunday.
We get to see the debut stage of the new girlband, A Pink, singing “I Don’t Know”, and the comeback stage of f(x), who performed “Pinocchio (Danger)”.
Beside that, also Rania, ZE:A, Infinite, Kim Tae Woo, Big Bang, TVXQ, C.N. Blue, 4minute and lots more were present on this special show.
In addition to that, the Inkigayo Super Concert featured a special guest, who is currently active in Japan. Girls’ Generation came to Jeju and performed their song, “Hoot”, which made the audience go crazy.
Enjoy watching the performances on the Inkigayo Super Concert below!
Source : GoKpop
Lies popularized by “The Legendary” JYP male group, G.O.D. Let us hear who sang the best version of this song!
G.O.D (Original Version)
Super Junior’s Eunhyuk & E-teuk’s cover
“Lies” was released in 2000 and sold “1,+++,+++” units when it was released.
Now, can you tell us who sang the best version of this song?
source : GoKpop
On the latest episode of MBC TV’s ‘Golden Fishery – Radio Star,’ Coyote Kim Jong Min, ZE:A’s Kwanghee and SS501 Kim Hyun Joon. During the segment ‘Surgery-dol’ Kwanghee expressed, “If you could, only take partial anesthesia,” reflecting back on the aftereffects from his surgery.
On the broadcast, Kwanghee also impressed MCs with his English skills. Yoon Jongshin had asked about Kwanghee’s IQ, and he answered, “It probably would be lower. It lowered because of the general anesthesia,” which drew laughter from the studio audience.
Kwanghee continuted, “I had the general anesthesia three times. It would have been better if I took partial anesthesia instead.”
In addition, man who are interested in their appearance are often questioned for their sexual preferences. He was asked if he liked woman, and he answered, “Absolutely. Like crazy,” which had a major reaction from other idols.
source : GoKpop
With the disaster in Japan causing many companies to either delay their artists’ Japanese debuts or return focus to Korea, Star Empire, parent company of artists including Z:EA and Nine Muses, has released a statement explaining their handling of the situation.
In their official message, which was posted on ZE:A’s fancafe page, the company said that “After considerations of the local situation in Japan, the protection of the agency’s artists and the worry of the fans, it has been decided that the schedule will be temporarily delayed.” They went on to state that the activities would continue at a later point. “However, after the improvement of Japan’s situation, Star Empire will determine and re-coordinate the schedule of performances. When the schedule has been fixed, an official notice will be put up.” Though ZE:A was the only artist set with activities, it was presumed that it also affected any chances of Jewelry and Nine Muses’ activities as well.
What are your reactions to their statement?
Source: Empire Children via KoreaBoo
ZE:A member, Kwang Hee, was featured with his interview in the April issue of the magazine, Maxim Korea. It is really striking how honest Kwang Hee answers the questions of the Maxim reporter. Have a read!
This interview isn’t like other interviews in which celebrities are asked about music and so on. The reporter of Maxim asks Kwang Hee about various things like death, his last words, his plastic surgery and more. Kwang Hee answers all the questions in a honest way, which shows his pure and kind heart.
Read it below!
Well, how would you like to die?
Me, dying? I’d like to die after repenting all of my sins at the church. It’s a different image from what you thought about me, isn’t it?
You mentioned before that the company told you not to reveal the truth about the plastic surgery. The president must have been angry when you revealed it during the broadcast?
Fortunately, he wasn’t angry. I thought that in a situation when people don’t know me, it would be boring whatever I said. So I confessed the truth about the plastic surgery and my singing abilities. If I tried to hide that truth, it could have turned into a burden instead. I liked to talk about my surgery before debut too. The surgery went well so it’s alright.
What did people around you tell you?
“Seems like you can be honest even in front of the camera.” But they were really surprised when I talked (like that).
Do you have anything that you couldn’t give up even if you had to die?
Foundation. BB cream is too weak for me.
Is there anything you’d like to say before you die?
No. I’ve already said everything.
Even so, think if there really isn’t anything, you’d say.
I’d reveal all the female celebrities I dated and die after that.
Have you dated a lot of female celebrities?
No. I won’t die in the next 24 hours, but when I die later, it’s possible that I will date some female celebrities before that, right? People will be curious, so I will be able to tell them before I die.
Soon, [ZE:A’s] full album will be released. Is your part a bit longer? In “Mazeltov” your part was just 6 seconds.
I stand at the center in 2 out of 4 choruses. The caring members and company gave me the opportunity to be in the center of public’s attention. I will show the warm image while being naturally wild as well.
source : GoKpop