Saturday, 18 June 2011
June 24th, <The Coolest> Digital Single Release..First of all… deepest apologies for delayed 2NE1's new song release for the internal affairs.
After "Don't Cry" and "Lonely", 2NE1's new song release date
has fixed to June 24th and song title is <The Coolest>.
The work of YG's main producer, "Teddy", <The Coolest>
is a mix of electronic and hip-hop genre with fast and intense beat.
It is expected to get a good response from not only young generation who is familiar with club culture but also fans who love 2NE1's own colored music such as the debut song "Fire".
Unlike those previous songs which didn't make TV appearance,
2NE1's comeback and TV appearance with <The Coolest> are scheduled.
2NE1's new song release combined with TV appearance has been approximately 9 months
from the last September when we released the 1st official album included "Can't Nobody", "Go Away", "Clap Your Hands", "It hurts" and others.
The M/V of <The Coolest> is filmed by director, Seo Hyun Seung and
it will be released at the same time of the song release which is coming June 24th 00:00 AM.
2NE1's EP, Expected Release Date..Currently, 2NE1's EP release date is expected to July 21st.
In this album, two or three new songs will be added
with the previously released songs, "Don't Cry", "Lonely" and <The Coolest>.
As this album has prepared for a long time it will include various plans
but will get back to you soon with more details.
2NE1's The First Exclusive Concert..It will be held on August 27 and 28th, total twice
at "Olympic Hall" located in the Jamsil Olympic Park.
After a long construction period, "the Olympic Hall" transformed into
a specialized performance hall and the expected attendance is about 4,000 seats per 1 show.
Comparing to previous concerts held in YG, it is not pretty big
but since it's the first concert after debut, rather than greed,
will try to focus more on the show which can interact with fans and
have great fun more closely.
Expected ticket open date is July 7th and more details
will be announced through YG and 2NE1 website on early next week.
More News..The airdate of "2NE1 Season 3" has not fixed yet and
YG ON AIR which aired on every Friday, total 6 times,
will be proceeded in the form of guerilla whenever there is a good idea
as intended for the first time planning.
2NE1's official activities with EP album beginning with <The Coolest>
will be led by the end of August and as 2NE1's the first exclusive concert is over,
they will go to Japan on early September for about 2 months
to make Japanese debut and proceed the first promotion.
Please give us your interest and continued support on 2NE1 coming back after a long time.
Will get back to you soon with more details about EP album. Thank you.
2011. 06. 15. FROM YG
B2ST has been named the strongest competitor for Big Bang and 2PM thanks to their recent streak of success, but the boys themselves don’t think so.
In an interview with E Daily, the members of B2ST opened up about their competition and the direction of their career. The boys began, “We’ve been really happy lately, and have even begun wondering whether we’ve ever received such love since our debut.”
On 2PM and Big Bang, they revealed, “A lot of people compare us to Big Bang and 2PM and say that we’re at the height of our fame. Although we feel good hearing that, it’s also scary. We honestly think that it’s too early for us to hear such praise.”
They continued, “If we’re already at the height of our fame, then there’s no way to go but down. We still think we have a long road left and promise to work hard at everything as if it was our first time.”
B2ST will also be going on an Asian tour soon after their Japanese promotions. Countries include Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, and China.
Cube Entertainment said, “Due to the requests made by fans in each country, we’ve decided to create a fan-meeting. Fans can consider it a tour concert in style.”
Source + Photos: E Daily via Naver
Thursday, 16 June 2011
In a recent interview, comedian Park Myung Soo only had words of praise for Big Bang’s leader and producer, G-Dragon.
Giving themselves the name ‘GG‘, Park Myung Soo and G-Dragon recently teamed up to present viewers with a special song on MBC’s “Infinity Challenge” at the West Coast Highway Song Festival.
On June 15th, Park Myung Soo expressed through his phone interview, “While working with G-Dragon, I realized that he truly was a young musical genius. If I made a request about something, he would immediately present me with not one, but three different ideas”.
He continued, “At first, I had difficulty adjusting to Big Bang’s style of music, so we had to overcome our fundamental musical differences. However, G-Dragon wrote a song that was easy enough for me to follow along with, and made sure that the song still sounded great. Thanks to him, I was able to naturally close the gap between our music styles. I’m sure that many people will enjoy the song G-Dragon and I worked on together”.
Meanwhile, the special ‘West Coast Highway Song Festival’ of “Infinity Challenge” will start airing on July 2nd as part of a special 4-week series. It will show the Infinity Challenge members each teaming up with different singers, and viewers will be able to see the hard work that went into preparing for the festival.
Source: + Photo: Star News
Translated by: AKP
Wednesday, 15 June 2011
First of all… due to internal affairs, I want to give my greatest apologies for the delay of 2NE1’s new song.
We have decided that 2NE1’s next new song after Don’t Cry and Lonely will be released on June 24th and the title of the song will be <The very best>
This song is a work of YG’s main producer Teddy, and it is a powerful song, with a mixture of electronic and hip hop genres with a fast beat. It is a song that is expected to generate good response to the fans who have liked 2NE1’s debut song, Fire, as well as 2NE1’s musical style that has captured the younger generation.
Although they have not been doing promotions previously, this time 2NE1 is planning to make a comeback and do broadcast activities with The Very Best.
It has only been about 9 months after 2NE1’s first full length album that was released in September, which included Can’t Nobody, Go Away, Clap your Hands and It Hurts, since 2NE1’s new song has included broadcast activities.
The music video for <The Very Best> was directed by director Seo Hyunseung, and it will be released on the 24th along with the song at 12AM.
2NE1’s mini album release date
Currently the date planned for 2NE1’s mini album release is July 21st, and the mini album will include the previously released Don’t Cry and Lonely, and <The Very Best>. In addition, we are also planning to add two or three new songs. Since it is an album that we have worked on for a very long time, we have many plans, however we will reveal the full details at a later date.
2NE1’s First Solo Concert
On August 27th and 28th, we are planning to have 2NE1’s first ever solo concert. The location will be the “Olympic Hall” located in the Jamsil Olympic Park.
After a long period of construction, the Olympic Hall will be transformed into a special concert hall and is expected to hold about 4000 audience members in one hall.
Compared to the typical concerts that have been held by YG, it isn’t that big of a scale, however since this is the first concert after 2NE1’s debut, rather than being over zealous , we will work so that it can be a fulfilling and fun concert where they can get a bit closer with the fans.
We expect to start selling tickets on July 7th, and for full details about the concert, we will be releasing an official announcement next week on YG and 2NE1’s homepage.
The air date for 2NE1(TV) Season 3 has not yet been set. However we will be filming in a guerilla style, like we had first planned, every time a good idea pops up, and broadcasting it like that, on YG ON AIR which has so far had a total of 6 episodes.
<The Very Best> marks the start of 2NE1’s official activities and mini album activities that will continue to the end of August. After 2NE1’s first concert, they will cross over to Japan and do their debut Japanese activities for approximately 2 months.
We hope that everyone will support and anticipate 2NE1’s come back and official after so long.
I will return in a while with 2NE1’s full mini album details. Thank you.
Translated by GEE @ ygladies.com
It was reported today that the motorcyclist involved in Daesung’s car accident from two weeks ago was drunk driving at the moment and it’s highly possible that his crash had occurred as a result of negligent driving. Also it was revealed that there was no hit-and-run accident involved prior to Daesung’s contact with the victim.
According to local media E-Daily, police officials reviewing the accident said, “We’ve already completed on-site investigations and CCTV reviews. The results have confirmed us there was no hit-and-run accident prior to Daesung’s collision.”
The official added, “We’re still waiting for final autopsy results but the National Forensic Service said alcohol was discovered from the motorcyclist’s blood test results. Based on witness testimonies and on-site investigations, it’s highly likely that the motorcyclist hurt himself due to negligent driving.”
The police are currently looking into the motorcyclist’s exact time of death. Experts say further investigation will reveal the exact timeline and whether the motorcyclist died as a result of his first crash or if it was caused by Daesung’s accident that followed shortly after. However, the autopsy results that were supposed to come out today will be delayed, possibly until next week, the police said.
Daesung was involved in a car accident on May 31st around 1:30AM. He hit a motorcyclist that was lying on the street from an earlier accident and later crashed into a taxi in front of him. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead shortly after the accident. Daesung apologized to the victim’s family and agreed to cover all funeral costs, but it’s still unclear what the exact cause of death is.
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02. HANDS UP
03. Shake it
04. LA LA LA + V.I.P
06. V.V.I.P (VI SOLO)
07. What Can I Do (VI SOLO)
08. WHERE U AT + I’LL BE THERE (SOL SOLO)
09. BABY DON’T CRY (DAE SOLO)
10. OH YEAH (FEAT. Bom) (GD & TOP)
11. HIGH HIGH (GD & TOP)
12. A Fool’s Only Tears
13. TELL ME GOOD BYE
14. Let Me Hear Your Voice
17. SOMEBODY TO LOVE
19. WHAT IS RIGHT
20. Haru Haru (ACOUSTIC Ver.)
22. Last Farewell
25. Sunset Glow
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02. MULTI ANGLE - My Heaven
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Monday, 13 June 2011
On SBS’s “Beautiful Morning” aired on June 13th, a follow-up report on Big Bang member Daesung’s recent condition was broadcasted.
Daesung has cancelled all his activities since the traffic accident on May 31st. He was involved in a car crash which resulted in the death of a motorcyclist. There were news saying he has isolated himself from everyone since then, staying in his room and refusing to talk to anyone, even his parents. Thus fans have been worried about his recent condition.
SBS’s “Beautiful Morning” that broadcasted today had a follow-up report on Daesung. They visited Big Bang’s dormitory and had a short talk with the doorman. They asked the doorman whether he has seen Daesung lately, and the door man said, “I have, not often though, since he hasn't had any activities recently.” He added, “I saw Daesung sometimes, he looks pretty normal.”
Seems like Daesung is recovering and getting better, at least he does not lock himself in the room anymore. It was reported earlier that the autopsy result takes about 15 days, so it should be coming out any time soon. Daesung fighting!
Source + Pic : Newsen
Fans are familiar with the importance of CF deals, as they bring in larger profits than most other sources of income for celebrities.
To see who the top CF stars in Korea are, Daily Sports compiled a list of the top seven, as rated by the number of products they’ve endorsed from June 2010 to May 2011. Check out the list below!
1. Lee Seung Gi: First place goes to none other than Lee Seung Gi, who’s endorsed a total of 12 products this year. From cosmetics, fridges, and even banking, he’s got all of the best products under his belt. Thanks to his image transformation from the ‘nation’s little brother’ to a strong, independent man, he’s captured the hearts of industry representatives as an almighty entertainer and ‘CF King.’
2. Big Bang: From cell phones to cameras, beers, automobiles, and even ice cream, Big Bang is endorsing a total of 10 products thanks to their wide fanbase. The styles of each of the five members are also unique, so they’re able to portray a wider variety of images.
3. 2PM: Their beastly image certainly did wonders in breaking through to the advertisement market. With various drink CFs under their belt, they’ve tied with Big Bang for a total of 10 endorsements. They’ve even signed a two-year contract with one drink company. The secret behind their success is that all they need to do is go topless to achieve high sales.
4. Song Joong Ki: Ever since “Sungkyunkwan Scandal“, this actor’s been on the rise and currently has a total of eight endorsements under his belt, ranging from cosmetics to cameras, pizzas, and laptops.
5. Hyun Bin: Although he’s currently serving in the army, fans can still see him on the small screen. The success of “Secret Garden” earned him a total of eight endorsement deals, six of which were shot within the two months before his enlistment. MBC’s representative revealed, “When a drama hits jackpot, you can make an advertisement without the need for any other special storytelling. His popular phrases won’t be erased from the minds of consumers.”
6. Jo In Sung: Though it’s been only a month since his discharge, he’s already on the rise to becoming one of the top stars of the advertising industry. Jo In Sung’s become the new face of various smartphone and beer brands, for a total of seven deals. He’s reportedly earned $4 million USD in just CF recordings alone.
7. Won Bin: Although he isn’t seen often in dramas or movies, his handsome looks is still a favorite amongst advertisers. His looks are captivating enough to hold the attention of consumers with just one glance, so it’s no wonder why he’s so popular. A representative of the industry stated, “The popularity of ‘The Man From Nowhere‘ really escalated his sexy image, so he’s a popular choice with female consumers.” Won Bin rounds out the list with a total of six CFs.
The following are the rankings for the girls:
2. Lee Min Jung
2. Kim Yuna
4. Shin Min Ah
6. Hwang Jung Eum
7. Lee Na Young
Source: Daily Sports / AKP
Sunday, 12 June 2011
Malaysia’s ‘The Star’ newspaper tried to interview the girls while they were in Jeju Island for the Wonderful Jeju Super Concert on April 24th but due to their schedules, the interview could only be conducted through e-mails. Here are some contents of the interview which was published in the Star2 section of the paper on June 12th:
2010 was a very good year for Girls’ Generation. How are you going to top that?
Taeyeon: I’m not sure how we will prepare our concept for our performance, but we will never disappoint our fans.
Yuri: Many fans like our style. We will come back with a perfect stage which is full of SNSD magnetism.
Sooyoung: We always try to show fans a mature and varied performance. We hope they will love our new album, Mr Taxi (released in Japan last month).
People always accuse Asians of copying the West in music but when Lady Gaga released her single. Bom This Way, recently, she was accused of plagiarising your Be Happy by your international fans. What does this say about the growth of K-pop?
Taeyeon: Yes, many people throughout the world are interested in Korean pop music. But it is more important how K-pop applies to various styles rather than just being copied in other countries.
Yuri: There’s a craze for popular Korean cultures in many Asian countries because Korean pop music is a successful combination of the old and new.
Sooyoung: It is inevitable to refer to western music because it was developed earlier than Korean music. However, K-pop also reinterprets its style well.
Seohyun: Recently, Korean pop music has become successful in the western market. I think it is because there are so many singers who work hard at it. That’s why it’s getting popular with foreigner audiences.
Sunny: Because of the growth of Korean pop music, many fans can easily get the experience. So we will try to put up better performances for our fans.
YoonA: I would like to show our music to fans from other countries. We are supposed to go to Japan next.
Fans love your style. Can you recommend any Korean fashion lines or shops for Malaysian fans who want follow your style?
Taeyeon: I would like to introduce Myung Dong as a great place for youngsters’ culture.
Yuri: There are many famous places, but I would like to suggest Rodeo Street, Sinsadong garosugil.
Sooyoung: We also read many fashion magazines to find the best fashion.
The article also mentioned:
“Unfortunately, they were not able to say when they’ll be heading to Malaysia for a concert” - Star2
Credit: The Star Newspaper
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“I have a personal memory with Ji-Yong. Not too long ago, I was going to resign due to personal reasons. I told the company about it, and it was accepted. Ji-Yong was in Japan for work, and called me as soon as he was back in Korea. He said, ‘You can’t do this to me, you can’t never quit’. Without hearing my reasons, he just hung up. I was startled at first, but it got to me that this is his way of showing his affection. Hence, I ‘could never quit’ and am still working (smile).
People say that he’s ‘cold’. It is something he created himself, because he constantly realizes himself as a team’s leader and recognizes the responsibilities. For example, when Big Bang has a stage performance, there are the 5 members, 4 stylists and a manger team moving at the same time. At this time, Ji-Yong is at the centre of decision making. So, he has to work strong and think sharp. However, in everyday life, he smiles a lot, plays a lot, likes to eat yummy food and has a huge interest in fashion, just like his peers in 20s.”
-Manager, Kim Nam Gook (was Gu Hye-Seon and Se7en’s manager before, and became Big Bang’s manager since 2007. Later he became Ji-Yong’s personal manager).
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2PM, Jung Yunho, Kpop, taecyeon, TVXQ 12 Jun 2011 [NEWS] Hip Hop Group Cream Team’s U-Know Yunho-Taecyeon Diss Controversy “Puppets Who Spit Out Rap”!
Hip hop group Cream Team’s new single ‘Yes, You’ has been swept up in controversy for dissing U-Know Yunho and Taecyeon.
Releasing their third single ‘Yes, You’ on the 7th, Cream Team’s Mazorkey and Amotai quickly became hot topics for using slang and swear words as they directed their lyrics at idols singers saying, ‘Doll-like kids are taking their clothes off, some are ripping them off. They are the idols of kids, this isn’t a diss but saying that is awesome isn’t cool at all.” They also became the topics of a heated debate when netizens accused them of directly attacking and dissing TVXQ’s U-Know Yunho and 2PM’s Taecyeon.
In hip hop, dissing is common and used in a variety of ways to attack people rappers don’t like through songs or actions to portray their raw emotions. Using implications, rappers leave evidence for listeners to guess who the subject of their diss is.
Netizens who heard ‘Yes, You’ say that the lyrics ‘Doll-like kids are taking their clothes off, some are ripping them off. All they have to show are their chocolate abs that will melt off soon’ are garnered at Taecyeon, who is called ‘Ripping Taecyeon’ for his shirt-ripping performances while the lyrics, ‘The white page and dry pen that reflect your heart, is that the truth of life that you speak of?’ sound similar to the rap that U-Know Yunho performed on KBS 2TV’s ‘Happy Together season 3′, implying that Cream Team are mocking U-Know Yunho.
Furthermore, Daum’s Music Corner’s introduction to the single album is pouring oil on the flame. The introduction reads, “Cream Team’s Mazorkey and Amotai are pulling the bowstring taut and their targets are 2PM’s Ok Taecyeon of JYP and TVXQ’s U-Know Yunho of TVXQ,” and “A sharp admonition against those who act like the main characters of hip hop with their extravagant performances and so-so looks.” By blatantly stating U-Know Yunho and Taecyeon’s name, Daum solidified the fact that ‘Yes, You’ is a diss song aimed at the two singers.
As the controversy grew, Cream Team’s Amotai left a tweet on his Twitter account that read, “There isn’t a single part in my lyrics that directly singles out Ok Taecyeon or U-Know Yunho. If you feel guilty about that, call me out for it,” and “Unlike my lyrics, Mazorkey’s definitely has parts relating to Ok Taecyeon and U-Know Yunho.” By indirectly admitting that ‘Yes, You’ is a diss song aimed at the two singers, Amotai has only caused the controversy to rage further.
Source: [joy news]
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Seungri ah, how can we see all of you?
- Come to Korea ^^
Seungri-goon, take care of yourself~if you become a panda then you can’t eat meat anymore.
- Does that mean if I become as fat as a panda that I can’t eat meat anymore?
Seungri ah, I think I prefer you being funny…although I think it’s cool when you’re a cute boy too.
- You like it when I’m being funny? ^^
Seungri ah, yesterday I dreamed of you…that was my wish for the whole day and it finally happened at night! Hehe, I hope I dream of you every day.
- Give me money for appearing hehe ^^
Ah…noona has been sick for the past few days. It hurts. Seungri ah, say something comforting to noona.
- Listen to our music ^^ Music can cure your sickness.
Seungri ah, I’m on a diet. Buy me something to eat!
- ^^ What do you want to eat?
Seungri oppa, come here and give me a hug! One more week until our exam! I’m scared oppa…pray that I’ll be okay! I want Jiyong oppa too!
- Come here…I’ll give you a hug ^^
Seungri oppa, are you having fun with your activities in Japan? You must study hard for your Japanese! P.S. You also need to study hard for Chinese ^n^
- ^^ Chinese is so hard.
Ha~~~Seungri ah! Even though you’re older than me by a year but I still want you to call me noona! ~>_<~
- Hoho…no I don’t want to.
Seungri, have you been sleeping well? It seems your dark circles have become worse. Rest more…otherwise I’ll be sad…
- Dark circles are my charisma though ^^
Seungri ah! Can you give your phone number to me? I’ll give you a call and then we can talk? Does Jiyong oppa have a girlfriend? Tell the truth!
- Ah, that’s a secret.
source: baidu + trans: mystifize@twitter
Credit : ibigbang
SHINee Taemin’s growth blast attracted netizens’ attention.
Someone made a post titled “SHINee Taemin’s growth blast” with related photos on an online community board.
The photo shows Taemin’s growth from his debut days until now. Taemin, born in 1993, is 19 years old. He debuted when he was only 16 in 2008.
SHINee noona fans could not hide their fluttering hearts as Taemin who looked like a baby grows up to become a fine young man. They are surprised by Taemin’s look with a chic manly charm.
With regard to Taemin’s growth blast, netizens are saying, “He was like a baby whatever he did before, but now he has become a man,” “I feel the scent of a man from him,” “Noona’s heart is beating at his sight.”
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BEAST is all set to impress their fans at the one-night mini concert with 8 hits from their album release!
Details for the Beast FM/Mini concert are as follow:
Date: 2nd July 2011
Venue: The Max Pavilion (Expo)
Duration: approximately 100 minutes
- Cat 1 = $158
- Cat 2 = $128
- Cat 3 = $88
Note: I'm assuming these prices are in SGD :)
The 3 categories are differentiated by the view each tier of seats offer. 100 fans who purchase Cat 1 tickets will have a chance to attend an exclusive hi-5 event after the FM/mini concert via lucky draw by the organizer. Remember to look at the official photographers as you give hi-5 with each member of BEAST!
The event line-up will be something like this:
1.) BEAST performs at least 8 songs
2.) Random selection of audiences to play games with BEAST
3.) Interaction or Q&A between BEAST and fans
The organizer will setup a counter outside the venue to collect gifts from fans. Please indicate clearly and properly, who shall be the recipient of your gifts. The staff will hand it over to the artists personally. Also, official BEAST merchandises will be up for grab at the venue!
Bling Entertainment has also set up a dance contest for fans. The winner will have a chance to be on stage with BEAST, and they will also get official BEAST merchandise. For more info about the contest, please click here.
For those who wants something more, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. Our Korean partners are currently in the midst of finalizing the itinerary.
On June 11th, B2ST’s Kikwang guested on MBC’s “Quiz That Changes the World” and revealed that he would like to do a kiss photoshoot with gagwoman Kim Shin Young.
Kikwang enviously began, “A while ago, Doojoon released a kiss-themed photoshoot”, which led MCs to ask, “If you were to do a kiss photoshoot with anyone here today, who would you choose?”
Kikwang shocked the set by replying, “I’d like to do one with Kim Shin Young. Her small, light pink lips are extremely charming.”
Seeing Kim Shin Young express her glee, MC Lee Hwi Jae turned to her to ask, “Didn’t you like Jang Woo Hyuk?“ She replied, “It can change according to circumstances, you know.”
Source + Photos: Star Today via Nate
Super Junior Yesung cried due to a thought of his parents.
On the episode of KBS2 ′Freedom Saturday – Immortal Song2′ aired on the 11th, Song Jieun, Lee Changmin, Yang Yosup, Hyorin, Yesung, Jonghyun etc, showed off their vocal abilities by singing a song of the topic of ‘Songs that gave me strength when I was a trainee’.
This day, Yesung said, “I didn’t know when I was going to debut, and if I just stayed, I didn’t think I was able to do anything, so, one time, I decided to go to the army.”. He sang Kim Jongkook’s ‘One Man’, which was the song that was on the bus while he was going back to Chunan.
On the way to his home, he received a phone call from TVXQ, saying that they had a concert in Chunan. As he was watching TVXQ perform, he turned around when a phone call came from his brother, and saw his family crying.
He said “Since, the people that I was training with were on stage performing, and their son was just staring at them, they were sad.”, and showed his tears.
And “When I saw my parents’ tears, I thought again. I thought that I should try harder for my parents who sacrificed just for their son to acheive his dreams.” and revealed his reason for accomplishing his dreams.
Meanwhile, he received great applause from the audience by singing ‘One Man’ with desperate and strong voice.
Translated by Jee (www.sup3rjunior.wordpress.com)
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Last 10th and 11th, ‘SMTOWN LIVE WORLD TOUR in PARIS’ took part of ’2010-2012 Years to Visit Korea’, and performed at ‘Le Zenith de Paris’ in Paris, France. The whole concert hall was filled with European fans, and ended very successfully.
This concert consisted of many SM artists, such as TVXQ, Super Junior, SNSD, SHINee, f(x) etc, who sang not only many hit songs, such as ‘Why (Keep Your Head Down)’, ‘Sorry Sorry’, ‘Hoot’, ‘Lucifer’, ‘Pinocchio’ etc.’ but special stages that could only be seen at SMTOWN LIVE concerts. Also, there were solo stages that received great responses, such as Super Junior members Leeteuk, Eunhyuk, Shindong and Heechul’s Beyonce, Lady Gaga parody stages, and a song from SHINee Onew’s opera, ‘Turandot’, ‘Princess cannot sleep’. The concert was 3 hours long, and overall, very completed. This concert perfectly charmed the audience of 14,000.
The audience cheered excitedly when they saw the stars that they only saw through the screens, and enjoyed the performances. They also said ‘Thank you’, ‘I love you’ and ‘Give us Super Junior, not pizza’ etc, with their not-perfect but witty Korean. The fans held up Korean flags and posters with pictures and names of members in all different colours. Not only this, but they also sang the lyrics and memorized the cheers that are spread throughout Asia, making it seem as though it wasn’t Paris, France, but more like Korea or other Asian concert places.
Especially, 98% of the audiences were Europeans from, of course, France, and England, Spain, Finland, Italy, Poland and many other countries. They held up the flags of their own nations, letting the stars know that the audiences were from many other countries. The audience sang the songs, also danced to it perfectly, uniting the stage and the audience into one.
To report this exciting atmosphere, there were many media masses such as the national broadcast of France 2TV, Arte TV, which is a French-Germany collaborated broadcast reporting culture, French weekly economy magazine l’espress etc. There were 20 mass media of Europe, but also Korea’s 3 broadcasting systems, renowned weekly magazines of Paris, Sankei Sports, Nitkan Sports, Fuji TV of Japan etc. There were mass media from all over the world, and once again SM and SM artists were able to prove their global powers.
Also, the highlights of these concerts will be uploaded to SM’s official YouTube channel, and through Facebook, several pictures were uploaded. This created a global issue, where fans from all over the world could enjoy the Paris performances. Also, just like Seoul concerts, there were family seatings, where the whole family could enjoy the show, which received positive feedback from European families.
On this day, TVXQ, Super Junior, SNSD, SHINee, f(x) prepared greetings and comments in French, receiving great response, and after the concert, the members of all teams have said, “We were surprised of the energy and heat of European fans. We were very happy and amazed to see the fans singing the Korean lyrics, dancing to it, and even chanting to the songs perfectly. The Korean flags all around the concert hall were very impressive and touching. We hope that through us Korean culture and Korea can be known”.
Meanwhile, this concert will be aired next month 2nd, as MBC 50 year anniversary special with the title of “SMTWON LIVE WORLD TOUR in PARIS’. SMTOWN Live will be held in Tokyo Dome in Japan, on 4th and 5th of September with 10,000 people.
Translated by Jee (www.sup3rjunior.wordpress.com)
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