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My response to Yang Hyun Suk’s “The idol-fad is over”

30 Sep

CEO of YG Entertainment, Yang Hyun Suk was interviewed recently and in one portion of the interview he said that the “idol fad” is over. Of course this has given kpop fans a lot to think about and made me want to write a post responding to what YG said. I think, it’s best that you read the article if you have not done so already before you read my response. 🙂

When reading this article, my greatest confusion was over the word “fad” lol. Either Yang Hyun Suk actually did say this or it was put in the translation. What I think he meant by this is that the idol “era” is over, or idols being the centre of success in the music industry is over. Idols are the most successful and carry the hallyu wave strongly than ever today. But is this all over? Continue reading

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SHINee wins Music Bank + other performances

13 Apr

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Big Bang’s mini-album ‘Alive’ passes 250,000 mark in sales!

13 Apr

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4minute’s mini-album ‘Volume Up’ tracklist released

3 Apr

The girls of 4minute are coming back and released their track list today for their upcoming mini-album. It includes their upcoming single as their title track, ‘Volume Up‘.

The track list is as follows:

01. Get On The Floor (Lyrics & Composition: Lim Sang Hyuk, Kim Dong Ryul)
02. Volume Up (Lyrics: Shinsadong Tiger, Rado, Yoohoo; Composition: Shinsadong Tiger, Rado)
03. I’m OK (Lyrics & Composition: Rado)
04. Say My Name (Lyrics & Composition: Seo Jae Woo, Seo Yong Bae)
05. Femme Fatale (Lyrics: M, David Kim; Composition: Kim Do Hyun)
06. Dream Racer (Lyrics & Composition: THE KOXX )
07. Black Cat (Lyrics: Min Yeon Jae, Jang Jun Ho, Gong Hyun Shik; Composition: Jang Jun Ho, Gong Hyun Shik)

Shinhwa‘s Lee Min Woo is credited as M and contributed to the lyrics of ‘Femme Fatale‘ along with the group Dalmatian‘s Day Day (David Kim).

source: allkpop

 

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Simon and Martina hating on Shinhwa?

31 Mar

The very much loved and known Canadian couple, Simon and Martina are back with another update for their KpopCharts. If you don’t know who Simon and Martina are *gasp* it’s OK, go check out their webiste here.

This week their playlist includes: Shinhwa – Venus; CNBlue – Hey You and BtoB – Insane.

There is a sudden issue that has arisen this week, as Simon and Martina seem to have been a bit more insensitive than usual and to the legendary group ‘Shinhwa’.

The couple seem to be getting a lot of stick with this new video (as shown by the likes and dislikes bar on the video) as they seem to have said that Shinhwa belongs back in the past and isn’t right for the trend of K-pop today. “Shinhwa – even though we immensely respect them for doing all that they did in the past – are more relevant back in the past, not so much right now.”

Simon went on to say that when Shinhwa’s song ‘Venus’ came out on their Kpop charts it only got 1600 votes compared to B1A4 and EXO who got around 9000-10,000 votes, and therefore younger people are not really digging the song.

In the reaction to the video, fans are not too happy with the comment that Simon has made about Shinhwa belonging in the past. One viewer commented that Simon seems to be saying that it does not feel right for mature people to listen to Kpop music. Many are finding the video highly insensitive to older groups in Kpop.

Simon and Martina fired back at one commentator admitting that they are insensitve but they are also entitled to their own opinions.

As an avid follower of Simon and Martina @eatyourkimchi, I believe that the two are rightly accepted in expressing their own opinions and it is quite funny when they make fun of videos, but I think they went a little too far this time. Saying anything that negative about a very popular or legendary group like Shinhwa is crossing over to dangerous lines and they know that.

What do you think?

Shinhwa’s secret message to fans in Venus MV

29 Mar

Be sure to watch Shinhwa‘s ‘Venus‘ MV on Shinhwa‘s official YouTube channel: SHINHWACOMPANY.

Shinhwa has put a secret message in their MV for their fans. The message is “Shinhwa Chanjo”, their fan club name. The correct romanization is “Shinhwa Changjo” which means: “to create a legend”. Shinhwa means ‘legend’ in Korean.

At the end of the ‘Venus’ MV, the message appears on the screen. It translates into: “Shinhwa Chanjo Forever.” This was put in the music video to show love for the fans that have shown a lot of support for Shinhwa.

This was a really nice gesture by Shinhwa and has had a very good response by Shinhwa fans.

You can watch the MV here.

The legends, Shinhwa made their return to the game on M! Countdown today with an awesome perform that was well recieved.

Check out their performances here

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CNBlue and Shinhwa will comeback next week on Music Core

24 Mar

Music Core put on a great show today and built up hype for the comebacks of the legendary Shinhwa and rock group CNBlue, who will be making a comeback on the show next week, by releasing videos for both the comebacks!

Shinhwa‘s comeback teaser

Shinhwa will be releasing their full length 11 track album entitled: ‘The Return‘. They will have two title tracks ‘Venus‘ and ‘Hurts‘. This is a very exciting comeback as they are coming back after 4 years. The album is their 10th and this year will mark their 14th year as a group.

CNBlue‘s comeback teaser

CNBlue will be releasing their third mini-album: Ear Fun. The album has six tracks including ‘In My Head‘ and ‘Hey You‘.

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Shinhwa reveal comeback teasers for Eric and Kim Dong Wan

20 Mar

Shinhwa‘s comeback is getting closer and now they have released teaser photos for two members Eric and Kim Dong Wan, via their company’s twitter account.

The two men are seen sporting an interesting British gentleman look in the two photos, it will definitely leave the fans wanting more.

There is much anticipation from international fans for the K-pop Kings’ comeback. This awesome comeback will definitely go down in K-pop history.