Jonghyun’s sister called police after he sent her disturbing text messages They took him to hospital but he was declared dead on Monday, December 18 CNN Fans of K-pop superstar Kim Jong-hyun are expressing their grief at the loss of the year-old singer who died Monday after committing suicide at a studio apartment in the Gangnam district of Seoul. Better known as Jonghyun, Kim’s death was confirmed by his management company, SM Entertainment, which said: SHINee’s Jonghyun left us suddenly. Police said Jonghyun’s sister called them to the apartment about 6 p. Monday, reportedly after receiving troubling text messages from him. Tell me I did well,” and, “Final farewell,” the star said in the messages, according to South Korean media.
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Psy agency eyes China presence 13 May With his slicked back hair, powder blue suit and goofy horse dance, South Korean rapper Psy, who is in Hong Kong today, turned Gangnam Style into one of the musical hits of the year. With over million views on YouTube Gangnam Style has become a cultural sensation, but K-Pop has been around longer than Psy and its influence has lent a hand in elevating South Korea in the consciousness of Asia and the world, with effects that go well beyond the entertainment industry.
Culture is helping to bolster the country’s “soft power” and build its influence.
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But he goes to an all-boys school, and she’ll have to talk, act and look like one of the guys to pull off her plan. The Slave Hunters NR 4. Rooftop Prince NR 4. My Princess NR 4. But will budding romance distract them from their duties? Lie to Me NR 4. Stars Falling from the Sky NR 4. But as she navigates the tricky waters of adulthood, another dramatic coming-of-age issue crops up: But a reaper from heaven steps in to set things straight.
But there’s a catch: Ji Hyun has 49 days to find three people who will weep genuine tears of grief for her.
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His mother died in December as she struggled with diabetes. In a CNN interview and also in a Discovery Channel documentary called Discovering Hip Korea,  he recalled being repeatedly rejected because of his looks: During his early years of training, Rain was a backup dancer. Debut as solo singer and Pan-Asia success[ edit ] In , Jung debuted as a solo singer with his first solo album titled Bad Guy where he was introduced to the media through his stage name, Rain.
During a segment on channel FashionN’s “Follow Me Season 5,” style and beauty analysts revealed some of the extreme dieting routines of Park Shin-hye, Bae Suzy, IU and Ailee.
Critics’ Picks by Billboard Staff July 10, , For as long as the Billboard Hot has existed, there have been all-female vocal groups gracing its ranks, from the early days of The Chantels and The Bobbettes in the late ’50s all the way up to Fifth Harmony and Little Mix in Over that six-decade span of iconic mainstream success, girl groups have often been dismissed, jeered at or all but written out of rock history.
But as the years march on, the groups have endured — through their fashion, their cool, and most importantly, their songs. To honor that legacy, Billboard will be doing a week’s worth of girl group coverage, starting with our list of the greatest girl group songs of all-time — or at least of the rock era, with a quick shout-out to absent predecessors like the Andrews Sisters and The Chordettes — as decided by Billboard’s editorial staff. For a list of the biggest girl group hits of all-time as determined by their Billboard Hot chart success, click here.
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Do I really look up to these Kpop stars? In some ways, yes; in most cases, no. People I do look up to, are like Jessi and Jay Park, as in how successful they have become after all those scandals. I always like to take Jay Park as an example because he first debuted with 2PM and left because of some comments that netizens dug up from his social media. Years later, he came back into the scene, signed with a different company and a few years after that, made his own label.
The group launched into the Kpop scene at the end of December with the debut song “Pinky Pinky” and are being labeled, appropriately, kid idols. Now in Korea it seems like the show Star King is pushing the limits with its young performers who imitate the idol stars. Perhaps I am dating myself but I recall the Spice Girls way back in.
It was when I was in middle school. They offered Chinese classes at my school and I was taking them. I had been taking them since sixth grade. It was the summer between seventh and eighth grade. In two months, I would be in eight grade. My parents and two of my friends parents got together and decided to go to China. My friend, Maddy, was half Chinese and half Caucasian.
They wanted her to go connect back to her roots. It was Mia, Maddy, and I, along with our parents going to China. I was twelve then, Mia and Maddy were thirteen. I was born in December while they were born in the earlier months. I think it was back then. We went to China and it was great.
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There are so many dating apps out there that it can be confusing to know which to choose. Grindr Smartphones have made it possible to find love anywhere and at any time. Released in for the gay community, Grindr forever changed the culture of dating and hookups. Harnessing the magic of geolocation, users browse profile pictures and exchange messages with other users nearby. Grindr is currently used in countries around the world and boasts two million daily users.
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Rain’s musical career includes seven albums (six Korean, one Japanese), 28 singles and numerous concert tours around the world. He achieved breakthrough success with his third Korean album, It’s Raining (), which spawned the number one single of the same album sold a million copies in Asia, and established Rain as an international star.
In , she was chosen as a member of the nine-member girl group that debuted on August 5, In addition to her group activities, Jessica released two singles with Seohyun and Tiffany: Though she was the one singing the harmony and adlibs, she is not seen in the music video. Jessica made her musical theatre debut in the South Korean production of Legally Blonde , alongside Lee Ha-nui and Kim Ji-woo;  the production opened on November 14, Jessica released a digital single titled “Sweet Delight” on October 13, Her first performance was on November The company also stated that Girls’ Generation would continue to promote with eight members while it would still manage her solo activities.
On August 6, , SM Entertainment released an official statement stating that the company and the former member of Girls’ Generation had officially parted ways. She took a part in Chinese sport’s variety show YES! Coach as well, where she participated in a swimming competition after being trained by professional swimmer Sun Yang.
Asiya A phenomenally impressive drama has just come to an end. She has it worse because her husband is incompetent and is unable to secure a job for more than a few months because his real interest is playing music. In the present, he would rather flirt with his colleague than help in improving himself. There was not really a concept of sup porting acts in this show, where almost all the four main characters received equal attention, according to the script.
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Recently Z gets close with a blogger. Besides, this blogger recently came out that he is gay. Z and this blogger have been in frequent meeting vehemently thus making Z receives suspicion if he indirectly hints the fact that he is gay. This is only a mere doubt but Z’s friends who heard this news confirming that he’s gay. Especially member J from the same group, “Even though he doesnt admit to that extend, why do you have to make ‘the fact that everyone already knew’ as something new?
Y is known as girlgroup visual representative. She’s very pretty to the point of being the talks among male celebs and receives their approach but turns out Y’s significant other is not an entertainer. Recently on a cafe in Kangnam, Seoul, Y was often seen together with her boyfriend. She did her best on secret date with her boyfriend such as wearing mask even though it’s in the middle of the day, according to witness account.
Y thinks in this cafe she feels safe because she won’t be bothered by other people’s stare but out of all places, a broadcast insider caught Y showing her affection coincidentally. It is said that inside the cafe Y started all kind of daring affection with her boyfriend that can gather people attention. The insider who witnessed Y’s ‘revolt’ at midday said, “Y is very aggressive towards men to the point she tailed him down by surprise then riding her boyfriend’s domestic car and was so excited about it.
Entertainment agency CEO Cho 45 years old approached a 15 year old junior high school student A by promising her to a celebrity debut in exchange for sex. He raped her several times, eventually leading to A becoming pregnant and giving birth to his child.
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The K-pop industry seems to work very differently compared to our very famous and well known music industry. S can date whoever he or she chooses. No one really makes a big deal about it. But not all idols have this luxury.
South Korea’s music business is thriving and is worth more than $3 billion a year. A huge part of that $3 billion comes from the K-Pop industry which has fans all over the world. Although $3 billion is the monetary outcome, a lot of money is put into these groups prior to, during and after [ ].
After some research and asking around, here are some of the barriers that makes it hard for Kpop to find its place on Canadian radio stations. Adding a new song means bumping another song that is already a solid hit. CanCon are a set of requirements derived from the Broadcasting Act of Canada, in order to help Canadian artists thrive. This content must be at least partly written by, produced, presented or otherwise have some Canadian contribution in order to qualify.
SM Entertainment This becomes an issue in Ottawa in particular. Stations in Quebec are required by the Quebec government to play a certain amount of French music, this means generally non-hit music. This puts Quebec stations at a disadvantage for playing popular music. Because of this, the stations in Quebec complained.
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Share Shares 2K The sugary-sweet sounds of Korean pop music seem pretty harmless. Children as young as ten years old get locked into unbreakable decade-long contracts, spending their better part of their lives owned by agencies that take advantage of them creatively and sexually. Some come out celebrities, but most are just chewed up and spit out. They sign their contracts a good decade before they ever get to enter a studio and sing a single note.
For a long time, these contracts would last for as long as 13 years. The contracts usually give next to nothing to the aspiring stars.
Former SISTAR member Bora and Big Star’s FeelDog have confirmed their relationship to the public after a year of steadily dating. On June 27, an exclusive report was released claiming that Bora and FeelDog have been dating for almost a year and that many in the industry were aware of .
Interviews News 0 Alice Lee and Sean Dulake star in new show about the Korean-American experience New Form has just released an exciting new pilot about a young woman struggling to balance her Korean culture and new American life. I had the delightful opportunity to talk with Lina and Helen about their new show. How did you end up casting Alice Lee for the lead role of Clara? We pretty much loved Alice and her energy immediately.
I really wanted someone who could speak both English and Korean fluently. Alice was raised in the U. In Korea living with your significant other before marriage is a big no-no. Like Lina, I was also raised in Wisconsin where there were not a lot of minorities. However my parents were conservative Koreans. Sometimes I had to hide things from them too.