WEEKEND TICKETS GOING FAST!

PRICES GO UP AT THE GATE

PURCHASE TICKET
First  Prev  1  2  Next  Last
[News] November 2008
Cassiopeian
34814 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
30 / F / Brunei
Offline
Posted 11/19/08
DBSK wins Best Action Netizen Award on ‘2008 Mnet MKMF’



Dong Bang Shin Ki on the 15th live from the Seoul Jamsil Gymnasium in ‘2008 Mnet KM Music Festival (MKMF) won as the Best Auction Netizen Popularity Award.

Awards they won:
♪ Action Style Award
♪ Overseas Viewer Award
♪ Mobile Popularity Award
♪ Action Netizen Popularity

♪ Album of the Year
Cassiopeian
34814 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
30 / F / Brunei
Offline
Posted 11/19/08
DBSK, Big Bang, Wonder Girls, The Best Year

At this year’s first end-of-the-year award ceremony: ‘2008 KM Music Festival’ (aka ‘2008 MKMF’), DBSK, Big Bang, and Wonder Girls won the best awards.

At the ‘2008 MKMF’, which was broadcasted live at the Seoul Jamshil Gymnasium on the 15th from 7pm for 4 hours, DBSK received 5 awards, including the substantial/essential ‘Album of the Year Award’, the Overseas Viewers Award, Auction Netizen Popularity Award, Auction Style Award, and Mobile Popularity Award.

Big Bang also received 4 awards and celebrated the best year. Big Bang received one of the 3 daesang, ‘Artist of the Year Award’, Male Group Award, Music Portal Mnet Award, and Digital Song Award.

Wonder Girls received one of the 3 daesang, ‘Song of the Year’ award and also, ‘Best Music Video’, and ‘Female Group Award’ for a total of 3 awards.

‘2008 MKMF’ gave a total of 30 types of awards including the 3 daesang (Song of the Year, Album of the Year, Artist of the Year) relating to the songs and albums the domestic singers presented from 10/16 last year to 10/14 this year.

This day’s award ceremony was aired live on Mnet, KM, tvN, China’s Weesung channel, Tenjinweshi, and also Japan’s M-on TV and Mnet Japan and so on.

Next is the list of award winners for ‘2008 MKMF’.

▶올해의 앨범상=동방신기 ▶올해의 가수상=빅뱅 ▶올해의 노래상=원더걸스 ▶남자 가수상=서태지 ▶여자 가수상=이효리 ▶남자 그룹상=빅뱅 ▶여자 그룹상=원더걸스 ▶혼성 그룹상=거북이 ▶신인상 남자=샤이니 ▶신인상 여자=다비치 ▶작사상=김동률 ▶작곡상=넬 김종완 ▶뮤직비디오 작품상=원더걸스(’노바디’) ▶뮤직비디오 감독상=장재혁(원더걸스 ‘노바디’) ▶OST상=김종욱 SG워너비(MBC ‘에덴의 동쪽’ OST ‘운명을 거슬러’) ▶편곡상=에픽하이 타블로(’원’) ▶록 음악상=넬 ▶힙합 음악상=에픽하이 ▶발라드/R&B 음악상=브라운아이즈 ▶댄스 음악상=이효리 ▶하우스/일렉트로닉 음악상=쥬얼리 ▶특별상=신승훈
▶해외 시청자상=동방신기 ▶옥션 네티즌 인기상=동방신기 ▶옥션 스타일상=동방신기 ▶모바일 인기상=동방신기 ▶뮤직포털엠넷상=빅뱅 ▶디지털 음원상=빅뱅(’하루하루’)

Credits: dnbn
Translator: annneonet @ dbsg lj
shared by: tvxqsoul
Cassiopeian
34814 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
30 / F / Brunei
Offline
Posted 11/19/08
2008 MKMF is One Giant Party for the Major Entertainment Companies?



The dust have settled and the conclusion of the 10th Mnet Korea Music Festival (MKMF) this past Saturday have seen deserving singers who have worked really hard over the past year receiving awards as recognition. But there has been mumurings that the 2008 MKMF is just an internal party for YG Entertainment, JYP Entertainment, SM Entertainment and MNET Media. The distribution of the awards has been described as distributing pork by some fans.

The three daesangs (big awards) comprising of the Song of the Year, Artist of the Year and Album of the Year were handed to the Wonder Girls (JYPE), Big Bang (YG) and DBSK (SM) respectively. Big Bang also got the Digital Music Award (most downloaded song) and Best Male Group. The Wonder Girls won Best Female Group and Best Music Video. DBSK got 4 additional awards, Internet Popularity, Overseas Viewers, Style Award and Mobile Popularity Award.

As the organizers of the MKMF, artistes under MNET Media also had their fair share of the 30 over awards being given out. Lee Hyori won the Best Female Singer and Best Dance Music Award. SG Wannabe won the Best OST Award while Davichi went away with the Best Female Newcomer Award.

Although MKMF is already into it’s 10 year with some age, but many still feel that it’s like an exclusive internal party for the major music companies. There is actually some debate over the actual fairness of the awards, especially towards the daesangs every year. With each major company being accorded a fair share of the awards, it has become like a big celebratory party for them.

Something that needs to be mentioned is that MKMF have always treated the smaller entertainment companies as outcasts. Even if the singers aren’t taking home an award or performing on stage, it’s near impossible to find singers from smaller companies appearing at MKMF. According to a staff from a smaller company, “The organizers (Mnet) did call us up to invite us but it’s just for show. They have no intention of inviting us to the awards ceremony actually.”

Another expressed, “We have good singers in our company and their album sales have set records. If they take part, they are sure to get an award. But it’s like a party for the major companies and you can say they are just competing among themselves. So we felt that there isn’t a need for us to be at the awards ceremony. MKMF is an award ceremony organized for the four major entertainment companies, YG, JYP, SM and MNET. Compared to other awards ceremony, it’s more appropriate to treat it as a celebratory party instead”.

Shinhwa members Lee Minwoo and Shin Hye Sung who announced just before last year’s MKMF that they would not be attending, did not appear this year. Actually, none of the Shinhwa members were nominated or seen at this year’s MKMF. Shin Hye Sung’s management expressed then, “If the judging for the awards ceremony was held fairly and easily understandable, there’s no reason for us not to participate. But how fair is the judging if the list of winners and confirmed performers were made known right from the beginning?”

This year’s MKMF was a big success especially with the special stages. The kiss between T.O.P. of Big Bang and Lee Hyori are guranteed to dominate headlines for years to come. But amidst the performances, what fans would really hope for is to have an award ceremony that is judged fairly and being competed among the talented musicians in Korea. Let’s hope that it would be a better competition next year and not just another big celebratory party for the big 4 (sorry if this sounded like the English Premier League).

But I felt that the awards for 2008 MKMF were justified overall

credit: [email protected]
Cassiopeian
34814 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
30 / F / Brunei
Offline
Posted 11/19/08
Top 100 Most Influential Korean People

Premiere Elle released a list of Korea's Top 100 Most Powerful & Influential People on their website. The top of the list is cluttered with old ahjuhshi's, whom most you've never heard of. Group Idol fans should be happy that DBSK at 92 and Big Bang at 95 are both on the list. Sexy hoe star Hyori and Non-Sexy star Rain are both on the list at 72 & 18 respectively.

Full run down of the list:



credit: smr05 for list
Cassiopeian
34814 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
30 / F / Brunei
Offline
Posted 11/19/08
MinSu watching "Soonjung Manhwa"



On November 19, members of the Dong Bang Shin Ki Junsu and Changmin watched the "Soonjung" VIP premier showing at CGV Yongsan.

This cartoon-turned-film featured stars like Chae Jung-ahn (Coffee Prince), Super Junior’s Kang-in, Lee Yeon-hee (East of Eden), and Yoo Ji-tae (Oldboy)

The relationships in the film feature the large age gaps between its older generation and the younger, pairing Chae Jung-ahn (as an older woman who’s experienced disappointment in love) with the younger Kang-in, whose character is a high school student “who chases her around doggedly.” Meanwhile, Yoo Ji-tae plays a bashful 30-year-old who meets the “tough” high school student played by Lee Yeon-hee (and is pushed around by her strong(er) personality).

Soonjung Manhwa opens on November 27. Since the start of the portal site about the film, in a day there has already been millions of pageviews, causing sensations and rating it among the best films.

Source: Hankyung + Dramabeans + fangirlmitz
Cassiopeian
34814 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
30 / F / Brunei
Offline
Posted 11/19/08
[News] DBSK, Wonder Girls, Rain to Add More Glitter to 29th Blue Dragon Film Awards

The night of the Blue Dragon Film Awards promises to be a glittering affair! The 29th Blue Dragon Film Awards (Live via KBS2TV) will be aired on 20th November, 7.25PM (KST) and is held at the KBS Hall in Yeouido, Seoul. It promises to be full of attractions with plenty of stars expected.

Besides all the stars from the Korean movie industry in attendance, popular singers like DBSK, Wonder Girls and Rain will also lend their presence.

DBSK currently flying to and fro between Japan and Korea for promotions will be the opening act on the night of the 29th Blue Dragon Film Awards. They will link up with 50 KBS dancers and perform their current hit single Mirotic.

The Wonder Girls will then appear with their entrance expected to be the foundation for the nervousness and tension that comes with the awards presentation. They have also prepared a secret weapon for the actors. Besides performing their current hit single Nobody, they will also be performing the song Ulleungdo Twist from Soo Ae’s movie Someone Dear Is Far Away. Since being confirmed as performers, the Wonder Girls have been rehearsing hard and making sure everything is in place for an exciting performance.

Top star Rain will also give an exciting performance which will push the climax of the awards ceremony to it’s highest. Besides presenting his usual extra grand stage, Rain’s performance will last for around 7 minutes and is placed just before the Best Actor/Best Actress/Best Movie are announced.

credit: wondergirls.wordpress
Cassiopeian
34814 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
30 / F / Brunei
Offline
Posted 11/20/08
KBS 29TH BLUE DRAGON FILM AWARDS



WATCH THEIR PERFORMANCE,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ry6aR802ckc

credit: [email protected]

* the boys looking so hot in the white outfit

Cassiopeian
34814 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
30 / F / Brunei
Offline
Posted 11/20/08
Dong Bang Shin Ki to break sales record of 400,000 after 2005 record



Dong Bang Shin Ki is looking to break the 3-year record of 400,000 album sales with their comeback.

A SM Entertainment representative said, “Dong Bang Shin Ki’s 4th album ‘MIROTIC’ album sales have achieved a total of 360,000 copies by end-October. And their 4th album repackaged version released here on the 12th has also achieved 10,000 copies album sales. All these add up will add up to 400,000 copies easily.”

This is considered feat achieved since there is no one artiste who managed to achieve more than 200,000 album sales for last year. Dong Bang Shin Ki managed to sell 360,000 copies of their 3rd album in 2006. This record was not achieved by any artiste again this 2 years.

Dong Bang Shin Ki will also be the next to break the record set by SG Wannabe with their 2nd album sales of 410,000 copies in 2005.

“We are really thankful to our fans who gave us loads of love and support for our comeback after 1 year and 7 months. We will work hard and show everyone a more matured side of us on stage.”

credit: K Bites
Cassiopeian
34814 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
30 / F / Brunei
Offline
Posted 11/20/08
[TRANS] TVXQ's 4th Album - Mirotic - Reaches 36,000 Sales



Popular group, Dong Bang Shin Ki's 4th album -Mirotic- surpassed the 30,000 mark in album sales. All Korean singers and their released music is now at its end (a).

According to Hanteo, an aggregate internet site, over the duration of the 20-days album sales chart, the 4th album, released on September 26, 2008, reached a total of 29, 200 sales over the 16 weeks (including promotions + pre-sales) and when the 17-19th chapter came, a total of over 30,000 was accounted for.

This album may have yet to reach the same number of sales as the 3rd album, 'O JungBanHap', especially if the trend of sales will not depress until the end of the year.

With the successful release of their 4th album singles, Wrong Number, and the title song, Jumon-Mirotic, popularity was sure to come. By the end of the year, the 4th album will have proved to be worked on full-time. (b)


Translator's Notes:
(a) this means that since it is already December next month, the end of all the releases will be renewed as a new year arrives.
(b) this might mean that the 4th album is truly successful in captivating the fans once again since they 'poured their hearts' on making this one

source: DNBN + 그룹 동방신기 ⓒ송희진 기자 songhj@
trans credit: [email protected]
screencap credit: [email protected]
Cassiopeian
34814 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
30 / F / Brunei
Offline
Posted 11/21/08
Joy and Woe for Korean Music Industry in 2008

With the return of many big-name singers and the high popularity enjoyed by idol singers, the slump of the Korean music industry has been enjoying a revival. But if you analyse closely, a situation is developing where there is a great disparity in album sales between popular singers and rookie singers which has left many people in the Korean music industry worried about the future.



Thanks to the return of big names like Seotaiji, Rain, DBSK, Kim Jong Kook, etc, the music industry in 2008 has been more productive than the past few years. Their return have been reflected in the overall album sales. According to the Recording Industry Association of Korea (RIAK), up till August 2008, the sum of the total album sales of singers placed in the top 100 came up to 500 million. This is double of the total album sales in 2007 which numbered just 277 million copies. The numbers for 2008 is expected to hit 600 million eventually.

Athough album sales have been doubled compaered to 2007, the disparity in album sales between popular and rookie singers have been growing which cannot be ignored. Judging from the statistics offered by the RIAK, although there was a decline in overall album sales for 2007, the numbers were evenly distributed. Even a rookie singer is able to sell 5,000 albums and above.

The return of big name singers in 2008 have greatly affected the rookie and B-list singers. Some rookie singers can barely sell 2,000 albums. This compared to Big Bang who have sold 459,000 copies for two albums and 326,000 copies sold for DBSK 4th album, the great disparity is clear for all to see.

An industry expert expresssed, “The numbers for this year looks pretty good because of the big name singers return. But if you look from the perspective of the B-list and rookie singers, the situation is even worst than previous years. The big name singers comeback have meant that the numerous B-list and rookie singers have had their promotions cut short or being unable to do a good promotion. This situation doesn’t really look promising in the long-term.”

(note: if figures are wrong anywhere, please tell me ~ coolsmurf)

credit: coolsmurf.wordpress
Cassiopeian
34814 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
30 / F / Brunei
Offline
Posted 11/21/08
MIAK SEPTEMBER STATISTICS



Mirotic ver A+B = 307,974

credit: MIAK
screencap: theurbz203
Cassiopeian
34814 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
30 / F / Brunei
Offline
Posted 11/22/08
[INFO] Celebrating Junsu's B-day ~ CALLING ALL MALAYSIAN FANS



shared by: fangirlmitz
Creator
9088 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
M
Offline
Posted 11/26/08
[PHOTOS] NHK Pop Jam Music Japan Blog (Tohoshinki/DBSK/TVXQ/東方神起/동방신기)

I still have a 5-page paper to write in an hour, so I'll just summarize the blog entry ^^ It talked about thanking people for watching Tohoshinki at the Koi Uta 2008 recently happened. Then about the nearing broadcast of the "Music Japan Tohoshinki Special" a 49-minute special which we will see them perform MIROTIC and Love in the Ice. Also something about the rankings of songs fans want to see. If I'm not mistaken there's like the BigEastation where Tohoshinki will teach people Korean words again or something.. (I am total phail at 12AM in the morning right nao ^^;)

"MUSIC JAPAN Special Dong Bang Shin Ki"

Broadcast: Sunday, Nov. 30 3:05 p.m.








Credits: NHK + rano + fangirlmitz
Creator
9088 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
M
Offline
Posted 11/26/08
[PHOTOS] 081123 1318 Generation 11th Sokcho Dancing Contest (TVXQ/DBSK/Tohoshinki/東方神起/동방신기)

and because i could not resist the handsome, prim and proper looking 'men' in this post... ^^












p.s. i miss translating stuff on my own T_T i just wanted to say that... i have been so busy with school that i cannot even squeeze a tiny bit of translating articles or info like i used to =__="... oh well...~ *hops off*

credit: as tagged + dnbn + fangirlmitz
Creator
9088 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
M
Offline
Posted 11/26/08
[VIDEO] Yunho watching Soonjung Manhwa (TVXQ/DBSK/Tohoshinki/東方神起/동방신기)

We're sorry, not much posts again today because we just found out that our Airlines has cancelled our flight to Bangkok tomorrow because of the events at the airport there T__T We're trying to find any means to make it to Bangkok right since the concert is pushing through.

Video.. see the pics of HoSu at the VIP Soonjung Manhwa premier here~

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqsnHcVUV_w

cutiepcs837
Yunho is with Yoona here promoting KangIn's film~ ^^

Posted by westkitsune at 9:34 PM 1 comments
First  Prev  1  2  Next  Last
You must be logged in to post.