Friday, February 18, 2011

Kim Hyun-joong to hold special promotional event in Japan for "Naughty Kiss"

Korean singer and actor Kim Hyun-joong will attend a special promotional event in Japan for the premiere of TV series "Naughty Kiss" next month, according to his agency KEYEAST on Friday. 

KEYEAST announced in a press release that Kim will hold a series of events titled "Premium Talk&Love" on March 13 held at the NHK Hall in Tokyo of Japan, which will also be broadcasted live in various movie theaters in the country, for the premiere of "Naughty Kiss" on Japan's Fuji TV in March and DATV in April 18. 

Kim will talk to fans about shooting "Naughty Kiss," speak about his recent activities as well as give a special performance, while fans at the event will able to watch the first episode of the show before it airs on Fuji TV. 

Kim made his debut as the leader of popular boy band SS501 in 2005 and became a household name throughout Asia after starring in KBS’ smash hit series “Boys Over Flowers” in 2009. 

In "Naughty Kiss," the Korean small screen adaptation of the Japanese comic “Itazura na Kiss," he played the role of Baek Sung-jo last year and has visited various countries in Asia to promote the show.

He is currently preparing for the release of his solo album which will be released sometime in May. 

credit : asiae

MBLAQ to make official debut into Japan in May

Korean idols MBLAQ are gearing up to make their singing debut in Japan by opening their official Japanese website ( 

The webpage indicated that the five-member boy band will make their official debut into the Japanese music scene on May 5 followed by a tour. 

"We have been preparing for MBLAQ's debut into Japan since last year and they have signed with major music company Sony Music Records for it," a PR official from their local agency J.Tune Entertainment told 10Asia over the phone on Friday. 

She went onto explain that the group will kick off their activities in Japan in early May while the debut album will be released sometime in April. "We are still in the planning stages for a city tour but nothing has been finalized as of yet." 

Meanwhile, MBLAQ will unveil the 3D edition of their first full-length album "BLAQ Style" -- composed of their 13 tracks as well as three new songs -- on February 22. 

Composed of members Seung-ho, G.O., Lee Joon, Chun-dung and Mir, MBLAQ (Music Boys Live in Absolute Quality) made their debut in 2009 with their single album "JUST BLAQ" and followed it up with their second single "Y" in May 2009.

The boys have been promoting their first album "BLAQ Style" and the title track "Stay" which has topped various online and offline music websites since its release on January 10. 

Credit asiae

Monday, February 7, 2011

Kim Hyun Joong schedules solo debut for May

News reports of Kim Hyun Joong finalizing his debut solo album have recently surfaced, but Kim Hyun Joong has denied the reports, saying that the project is far from complete.
His agency spoke through Newsen on February 7th and stated, “Kim Hyun Joong’s album is scheduled for release this May. It’s a bit too early to say that he’s ready for his comeback, however. We’re still discussing his concept and collecting songs. He also hasn’t recorded any of the songs yet.”
Since it’s his solo debut, Kim Hyun Joong revealed that he wanted to put in his best effort before rushing to release. His CEO added, “He won’t be acting or participating in other activities until the release of his album. He has a lot of greed with his music, and will be focusing entirely on that.”
Excluding Kim Kyu Jong, all of the members of SS501 are currently preparing for their solo debuts.
Source: Newsen #1#2 via Nate/Allkpop