Saturday, 31 December 2011
South Korean idol group Super Junior’s subgroup Super Junior-M made a “long stay” for two months in Taiwan this year to study Mandarin. They appeared frequently in Taiwan, stimulating sales of their Mandarin album “Perfection”. Adding on the fact that the pronunciation of “too perfect” is similar to that of “Taiwan is beautiful” and “Taiwanese girl”, they sold 60000 copies, becoming the bestselling South Korean artist in Taiwan.
Most popular Korean group SJ, concert tickets on sale today
SJ’s new Korean album “Mr. Simple” was not far behind, selling 45000 copies, taking second place behind the first-placed SJ-M. On February 3, 4, and 5 next year SJ will be holding their concert at Taipei Dome, and the tickets will be going on sale at 1PM today through the 7-11 i-bon system. For more information please refer to the Taipei Dome's official website.
Korean stars’ albums dominate, top 10 all sold over 10000 copies
Jang Geun Suk released an album after experiencing success in acting. He came to Taiwan in June to hold a fan meeting and sold out both meetings, raking in NTD 26,720,000 (about $883000). With his explosive popularity, his album “The Lounge H Vol. 1” defeated Girls’ Generation, selling 40000 copies, and is the only artist in the top 5 that is not a part of a group. 4th placed Girls’ Generation’s “The Boys” sold 26000 copies.
South Korean boy band CNBlue had a busy schedule this year, and even though they have not been to Taiwan to meet the fans, they still took 5th place with 20000 copies. In addition, Kim Hyunjoong (15000 copies), F.T Island (15000 copies), Big Bang (12000 copies), TVXQ (11000 copies), and f(x) (10000 copies) round up the top ten of the sales chart, selling more than 10000 copies each, proving the Hallyu wave’s popularity.
Source: Liberty Times
Translation credit inspiritELF4ever@tumblr
2011 IN REVIEW - CONCERTS
Best K-pop concert
March 19, Super Junior – Super Show 3
Putra Indoor Stadium, Bukit Jalil, KL
I’ve watched K-pop act Super Junior perform five times this year – three shows in KL, one each in Singapore and Manila! But the group’s Super Show 3 tour stop in KL in March was definitely the best of them all.
You can be cynical about K-pop but the Putra Indoor Stadium show had it all (songs, showbiz, wire work, confetti, indoor fireworks, etc) from this energetic bunch – except for the boys taking off their shirts and cross-dressing. Well, you know the concert rules here, but Super Junior, even without the cheeky turns, made a huge impact in a pop sense.
For added thrills, the 10-member boyband from Seoul were joined by Henry Lau and Zhou Mi from the sub-group Super Junior M.
Over 9,500 Malaysian ELF (acronym for their fanclub Ever Lasting Friends) were left in a tizzy after the three-hour show! The screams were deafening from start to finish.
If I remember correctly, 35 songs – in Korean, English and Mandarin – were dispatched. This group, by far, has earned its best K-pop band ranking. Best yet, Super Junior has already embarked on its Super Show 4 world tour and I look forward to diving into another sea of pearl sapphire blue (the group’s official colour) again! – Seto Kit Yan
Check out the performers list of the 2011 MBC Gayo Daejoon,the show will start in a few hours' time,stay tuned for more latest updates!
Brown Eyed Girls
Baek Chung Gang
Kwon Si Re
Kim Bum Soo
Park Hyun Bin
Park Sang Chul
Park Jung Hyun
Shin Moon Hee
Baek Ji Young
Super Junior's Siwon shared a new photo on his Twitter.
Siwon mentioned,"we are brother baby. Michael sinson. Photo by SW."
It seems that Siwon is enjoying taking photos lately,Shin Dong can be seen posing smartly in the photo above,maybe he will have another special performance on MBC Gayo Daejoon tonight??
Anyway,Siwon should receive some praises for updating new photos of Super Junior from time to time,Siwon jjang!
Photo Source:Siwon's Twitter
FT Island Hongki through his twitter on Decemebr 31, makes fun of their group's (*Chocoball) members hairstyles as he realized that they had similar hair partings.
He tweeted, "Kekekekekekekekekekekekekekekekekeke! Chocoball 5:5 hair parting, kekekekeke" and posted a photo of some Chocoball members Hongki, Jang Geun Seok and Super Junior Heechul's who had similar hairstyles which he called 5:5 hair parting.
In the photo, all three members have unintentionally similar hairstyles for certain occasions.
Do you think they agreed to have this hairstyles?
Source: Hongki's twitter
Written by KYUriShana@dkpopnews.net
Chocoball- is a group/club formed by Super Junior's Kim Heechul composed of his close AB friends such as FT Island’s Lee Hongki and Choi Jonghoon, Mighty Mouth's Sangchu, Supreme Team’s Simon D, Jang Geun Seok, singer Jo Sungmo and Jungmo of Trax. But recently, they are already accepting non AB members like B2ST Junhyung.
Super Junior’s fifth album has been a huge success, with the title track “Mr. Simple” setting new records and making its way into fans’ hearts. Adding on to the list of achievements, the track has now been chosen to be the ending theme song for a Japanese TV show!
Starting January 11th next year, viewers of the show will now hear the catchy tune of “Mr. Simple” playing at the end of every show of ‘Tsubo Musume‘. This show airs every week on Wednesday, late at night. There are two main segments, the first being a talk show with popular girl groups or anchorwomen. The second segment focuses on pop culture and entertainment related news.
Well,he is none other than SHINee's dancing machine Taemin.
Fans managed to snap a few photos of Taemin rehearsing with Dong Hae and Eun Hyuk for today's Gayo Daejoon.
Anticipating his collaboration with Dong Hae and Eun Hyuk tonight?
Photo Source:heechulie_ @ Twitter
MBC Gayo Daejun will start at 9.50 PM KST and will end at 1.50 AM KST , 1st January 2012
Here is the link to stream the song fest
Tomorrow's schedule of MBC Gayo Daejun: Part 1 will be broadcast 9:50 PM and part 2 at 11:30 PM KST. It will end 1:50 AM the next day!!
Here is the link to stream the song fest
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