martes, 31 de enero de 2012
lunes, 30 de enero de 2012
KIM HYUNG JUN-Love Like This...
KIM HYUN JOONG-U Intrumental
KIM HYUN JOONG-KISS KISS Instrumental
KIM HYUN JOONG-LUCKY GUY Instrumental
KIM HYUN JOONG-BREAK DOWN Instrumental
KIM HYUN JOONG-U Japanese version
KIM HYUN JOONG-ほほえみのちから
KIM HYUN JOONG-LUCKY GUY Japanese version
KIM HYUN JOONG-BREAK DOWN Japanese version
KIM HYUN JOONG-KISS KISS Japanese version
viernes, 27 de enero de 2012
Girls’ Generation member Seohyun & Kim Hyun Joong look like ‘campus couple’ for a recent photo shoot
Photos of Girls’ Generation member Seohyun with singer Kim Hyun Joong were shared online.
The above photos surfaced on an online community site on the 26th, and were taken while the two were filming an advertisement for a cosmetics brand.
Kim Hyun Joong’s simple white shirt only drew more attention to his good looks, and Seohyun looked charming and feminine in her off-the-shoulder dress.
Both looked classy and trendy, and netizens felt they would make a good ‘campus couple’.
Netizens remarked, “That’s a lot of skin for Seohyun“, “They still look awkward“, and more.
Kim Hyun Joong has just released the official PV preview for “Lucky Guy“!
Fans will find that the Japanese version of “Lucky Guy” follows the same concept as the Korean version, in that a suave, handsome man is able to glide through society without a care in the world. Naturally, this attracts the attention of some pretty ladies around him.
jueves, 26 de enero de 2012
With the release of Kim Hyun Joong′s Japanese album right around the corner, all eyes are on the singer. Universal Music, which is in charge of Kim’s album promotion in Japan, released the tracks off the upcoming album for the mobile ringtone service on January 18, one week prior to the release of the album set for January 25.
Within a single day of release, Kim ranked no.1 on ‘The Mobile Ringtone Download Daily Chart’ on Recochoku with Kiss Kiss, becoming the first Korean solo male singer to top this chart. Lucky Guy, U, and Breakdown also ranked within the top 20. Currently, Kim has been preparing for a live performance on Music Station, which is to be aired on January 27 on TV Asahi. It is an unprecedented event for a Korean solo singer to put on a debut performance on a popular music program of a major TV station. At the news of Kim Hyun Joong′s upcoming appearance on the Japan’s major music program, his fans have been highly anticipating his performance. Meanwhile, Kim is set to hold a concert Premium Live 2012 to mark the release of his debut album on February 5 in Yokohama Arena with 20,000 fans. Photo credit: Key East
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The success of Kim Hyun Joong‘s newly released Japanese debut album was nothing short of ‘daebak‘.
His new Japanese album ‘KISS KISS/Lucky Guy‘ which dropped on the 25th immediately climbed to the #2 spot on the Oricon Daily Single Album Chart by selling 71,821 copies on the first day.
He was second to AKB48‘s popular sister group SKE48 who also released their new single ‘Kataomoi Finally‘ on the 25th, and sold a total of 285,467 copies on the first day.
Even with the number of copies he sold on the first day alone, Kim Hyun Joong would still rank as #16 on a list of Korean artists and their first week of sales in Japan. However, at the high rate that his albums are currently selling, he is predicted to sell well over 100,000 copies in the first week.
Kim Hyun Joong signed a contract with Japanese music label Universal Music in 2011. Ahead of his official single release, Kim Hyun Joong also began selling ringback tones on the 18th, which climbed to the #1 spot on the ‘Rekochoku‘ Ringback Chart.
He also will be greeting his Japanese fans by appearing on the popular TV Asahi music program ‘Music Station‘ on January 27th, and like his fellow celebrities IU and Lee Seung Gi, he is expected to make a big splash in Japan as one of Hallyu’s leading solo artists.
martes, 24 de enero de 2012
“Hello, my name is Kang Min,” rookie actor Kim Hyung Jun greeted upon meeting with StarNew for an interview. The singer turned actor made his small-screen debut with ‘Sunshine Girl‘ which aired its pilot episode on January 7th.
“I feel like I’m still in character where ever I go,” he continued.
Kim Hyung Jun has been busy focusing on acting these days as top star Kang Min in new drama series, ‘Sunshine Girl’. According to the script, Kang Min is a woman-swooning jerk, a large contrast to his put-together appearance. He is arrogant and ruthless, but a character that the viewers keep wanting to see more of.
“I don’t know how many months I spent preparing for this drama,” he said. “I was so confident before the shoot began, but once we actually started, I began drawing blanks. It’s like I’m a rookie all over again. Hi, I’m rookie actor Kim Hyung Jun.”
His new character is definitely different from his own innocent and shy image fans have come to know and love. We asked if he sees even a small part of himself in his new character.
“The real Kim Hyung Jun is as gentle as a pony,” he said. “The character has a personality that’s very different from my own, which makes it a little difficult. I added a little bit of rugged charm to my personality, and luckily I think it worked well.”
Perhaps it’s because it’s his first time acting, but he seemed dissatisfied with the way he performed on set. He could have cut himself some slack, as this is his first time, but it looked as though he set the bar pretty high for himself.
“When I look back on my scene, there are so many areas where it feels so unnatural. I am thinking of how I can improve, especially in areas where I have to deliver emotion or use a lot of gestures. There’s going to be no big change overnight, but I will continue to talk with the staff members and my co-stars to improve in the future,” he said.
The actor feels he is still lacking in a lot of different ways, and insists that he will improve with time, rather than boasting that he seems pretty good for a rookie.
We asked what he wanted to accomplish as an actor. “When people see my dramas or the characters I take on, I want people to recognize that it’s classically Kim Hyung Jun.”
The actor seems to show a lot of passion for acting. “When this drama is over, I would like to try a drama that airs on public television,” he said. ”But for a large-scale drama like that, I need to improve my acting drastically. I don’t want people to say that I’m a horrible actor, and so I need to try harder now.”
He also expressed his gratitude towards his co-stars such as So Ee Hyun, Park Kwang Hyun, and more. It’s a well-known fact that if the actors on set do not have good relationships, it makes it hard to act on-screen with them as well. Their relationships in real life affect their on-screen chemistry. Kim Hyung Jun expressed that he was really worried about this, but that now they are all like one big family.
“So Ee Hyun is like a real sister to me, while Park Kwang Hyun is like my older brother. They both take care of me really well. They always contact me first, offering to buy me a meal. I thank truly thankful for those two. They also give me advice on how to be more natural on camera. Even when the drama comes to an end, I would like to maintain our relationship,” he said.
The rookie actor creates a love connection with So Ee Hyun in the drama, and in the acting world, he is the current ‘it’ guy. Although he plays the role of a bad boy, viewers cannot get enough of him.
“I know that some viewers are not fond of my character, but a lot of them think that my character is cute and want to continue to see me throughout the program. I think this is the appeal of a younger man. And in 2012, I would like to become the nation’s official “it” young guy to date.”
Source & Image : StarNews via Naver
lunes, 23 de enero de 2012
On January 21st, singer/actor Kim Hyun Joong held his ’2012 KIMHYUNJOONG Fanmeeting in Seoul’ with 6,000 fans at the Jamsil Indoor Gymnasium.
The event kicked off with a spectacular laser show that was followed by Kim Hyun Joong’s performances of “Let Me Go” and “Breakdown”.
As he interacted with the MC for the event, Park Seul Gi, the idol discussed his current activities as well as his upcoming plans for 2012. He earned the crowd’s applause during a segment called “Kim Hyun Joong, The Problem Solver”, by offering solutions for fans’ varying problems in his peculiar, yet witty way. He even invited one fan up to the stage and sang for her while acting out the scenario described in the lyrics, causing everyone to laugh.
Fans were treated to a special show from Kim Hyun Joong’s dogs, as he brought up his two puppies onto the stage and had them showcase the numerous tricks they learned in their obedience classes.
Of course, the event wouldn’t have been complete without a performance of his latest hit, “Kiss Kiss”, as well as other hits like “Lucky Guy”, “One More Time”, and “I’m Your Man”.
As the fan meeting reached its end, Kim Hyun Joong didn’t forget to thank the fans who had given up their time off for the Lunar New Year holiday to come spend the day with him, and took a picture with all 6,000 fans in the background.
He concluded, “I’ll become a Kim Hyun Joong who will able to pay you back with more than what I’ve received from all of you… I’ll try my hardest to show you my best side on stage as well as various projects,” before performing the traditional bow in front of all the fans.
The singer will be leaving for Japan today (January 22nd) for the release of his Japanese debut album on January 25th.
sábado, 21 de enero de 2012
Kim Hyun Joong’s debut single has ranked #1 on the Japanese music chart, "Recochoku"!
On January 19, the famous music site revealed that “Kim Hyun Joong has ranked #1 as a K-Pop solo artist,” and that “Four of his songs have ranked in the Top 20.”
Kim Hyun Joong released his debut single, “Kiss Kiss” in Japan on the same day. Shortly after, the song took over as the number one song, beating famous Japanese artists such as Kumi Koda.
An official of Recochoku commented, “Kim Hyun Joong’s ‘Kiss Kiss,’ as his main song, is gaining popularity,” and that “Fans are looking forward to it, since it’s his first Japanese album.”
Kim Hyun Joong will release his Japanese debut album, “Kiss Kiss/Lucky Guy” on January 25.
The new KBS drama “Glowing She” features Kim Hyung Jun who appears as the top star “Kang Min.” Photos from the filming set were revealed on January 19. The pictures show Kim Hyung Jun looking like he is on a solo photoshoot.
In the pictures Kim Hyung Jun is shown wearing a brown leopard pattern suite and black leather pants. In another picture he is shown wearing a white suit. For this role he had nearly dropped 8kg of weight.
Netizens who have come across the picture stated, “Kim Hyung Jun acting is just like a photoshoot in itself,” “He is good looking in a suit,” “These are only pictures from filming of a drama but he looks great.”
Currently the drama will broadcast its 4th episode on January 21.
jueves, 19 de enero de 2012
Kim Hyun Joong will soon be releasing his debut Japanese single, and to kick off his promotions, the MV for the Japanese version of “Kiss Kiss” was revealed!
As reported earlier, the star will be coming out with “Kiss Kiss/Lucky Guy“, a single that includes the Japanese versions of “Kiss Kiss“, “Lucky Guy“, and ”U“. The scheduled release date for this single album is January 25th.
Check out the MV below!
The track was also recently used on a commercial for Aeon:
martes, 17 de enero de 2012
The Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (‘MOGEF‘) have just revealed their first batch of ‘dangerous material’ for 2012.
On January 16th, the MOGEF announced that they’ve censored the music videos for Huh Gak’s “Hello” and Kim Hyun Joong’s “Lucky Guy” due to its inappropriate content for minors.
The MOGEF claims that Huh Gak’s “Hello” is too violent, while Kim Hyun Joong’s “Lucky Guy” encourages recklessness.
Joining Huh Gak and Kim Hyun Joong on the list are Simon D, Tablo, and Yoon Mi Rae. Simon D’s “Cheerz” has been censored because of the MV’s inclusion of “hazardous substances” and “immoral lodgings”, while Tablo’s “Bad” contains “portrayals of violence and appearance of hazardous substances”. Yoon Mi Rae’s “Get It In” has likewise been struck out for its scenes of violence.
The censorship will go into effect starting January 23rd.
SS501‘s Kim Hyung Jun has been gaining praise for his acting in the KBS drama, ‘She’s Completely Insane‘.
The singer made his acting debut through this production, and has been receiving stamps of approval from both the staff and the show’s viewers. His ability to make haughty, yet comical facial expressions was particularly enjoyed, especially since his character ‘Kang Min’ is a snobby top star who nonetheless has the charming ability to be loved.
The scene that drew the most compliments was when this ‘King of Snobs’ threw a temper tantrum after no one came to visit him in the hospital. He was diagnosed with Hepatitis B, but because he treated the director, his agency president, and basically everyone around in whatever manner he wanted, sympathy was at a low point for his condition.
Viewers of the show gushed, “Kim Hyung Jun, you’re so cute!!!!!”, “Even the snobbish side is loveable”, and “I think I’ll enjoy watching this idol-actor’s progress.”
‘She’s Completely Insane’ airs every Saturday night at 10:40 p.m. on the KBS drama channel.
Source & Image: Osen via Naver
viernes, 13 de enero de 2012
As reported earlier, the star will be coming out with “Kiss Kiss/Lucky Guy“, a single that includes the Japanese versions of “Kiss Kiss“, “Lucky Guy“, and ”U“. The scheduled release date is January 25th.
Meanwhile, “Kiss Kiss” was also chosen to be the theme song for an AEON CM.
Check out the preview for “Kiss Kiss” below!
martes, 10 de enero de 2012
On October 10, SS501’s Kim Kyu Jong appeared on SBS “Strong Heart” and revealed that he regularly keeps in touch with Oh Se Jung, the actress that he’s often pointed as his ideal woman. This came after Kim Kyu Jong said he was stunned by Oh Se Jung’s beauty when he first met her, raising speculation that the two might be secretly dating.
“I felt bad for openly telling people that Oh Se Jung was my ideal type. But one day, when I went to leave a message on her personal home page, I found a posting that read, ‘I’m sorry for not properly saying hi to you. Let’s grab a meal together soon,” Kim Kyu Jong said.
Oh Se Jung added, “We actually passed by each other one day but couldn’t say hi because we were both talking on the phone. That’s why I left that message on my home page. It felt like he would visit my home page.”
Although the posting did not specify any names, Kim Kyu Jong felt like it was written for him and immediately wrote an email to Oh Se Jung. But he didn’t get any response from her, so went on air and said, “Please check your email.” Finally, after three months, Oh Se Jung wrote him back and they’ve become close friends since then.
“Kim Kyu Jong always writes me emails as if it’s his personal diary. It’s goes something like, ‘I had chicken soup with my dad,’” Oh Se Jung said.
This resulted in the guests on the show to question if the two have been secretly dating. But Kim Kyu Jong only said, “We just trade emails occasionally.” During last week’s episode, Oh Se Jung said she’s heard many rumors of them dating, and was even asked by a nurse at a hospital if she’s the girl friend of an idol star.
At the end of the show, Kim Kyu Jong was given a chance to show his true feelings for Oh Se Jung. He prepared a hand-written letter, saying, “By exchanging emails with Se Jung nuna, I’m trying to read more books and experience more. I hope you find a good guy, and if you get to marry, please invite me to your wedding.”
lunes, 9 de enero de 2012
Still cuts of Kim Kyu Jong in his upcoming TV Chosun drama, ‘Saving Ajumma Go Bong Shil‘, have been revealed!
The SS501 member plays the role of handsome ‘Nicky’, who bickers with Go Bong Shil’s maknae daughter, f(x)‘s Luna, after dropping by her convenience store to deliver products. Nicky is a trainee that spends all night practicing his singing and dancing in hopes of becoming a musical actor.
Producers expressed, “Kim Kyu Jong always takes to the filming with a serious attitude and is highly passionate about his work. He and Luna bring a fresh energy to the tired staff members on the set.”
Kim Kyu Jong and Luna’s eventful first encounter can be seen through the pilot episode, which airs on TV Chosun on January 7th.
Source + Photos: BNT News via Naver
SS501‘s maknae Kim Hyung Jun has made a complete transformation into an ‘adult idol’ for his KBS drama, ‘She’s Completely Insane‘!
The pilot episode aired on January 7th, and fans were in for a surprise with Kim Hyung Jun’s dramatic image change into the arrogant top star ‘Kangmin’. Unlike his sweet maknae image, he carried his character with a suave flair that fans weren’t quite accustomed to yet. Some scenes saw him holding back his anger with a glass of whiskey while others saw him reacting angrily to officials that make mistakes towards him.
The scene that caught the most attention, however, was one that required a bed scene between him and his CF partner, Song Hyo Bin. Although there wasn’t any exposure, the erotic atmosphere of the set was enough to show fans how much their maknae had grown.
His company explained, “The scene was one that was needed to progress the plot so we hope that people will just view it for what it is: acting.”
Viewers praised, “Kim Hyung Jun’s acting exceeded my expectations,” and “I think he’ll achieve more success as an actor.”
sábado, 7 de enero de 2012
Singer / actor Kim Hyun Joong is being seriously considered as a potential cast member on the new season of ‘1N2D (1 Night 2 Days)‘.
Director Shin Jae Kwang of Kim Hyun Joong’s agency Key East informed OSEN on the 6th, “It is true that we have received an offer from KBS towards the end of last year, however, we have yet to make an official decision. We haven’t had the opportunity to discuss it with Kim Hyun Joong himself. Nothing is confirmed as of now.”
Meanwhile, rumors are quickly spreading in the industry that the singer will be cast in the new season of KBS 2TV‘s variety show ’1N2D’.
Kim Hyun Joong will be releasing his first Japanese single album on the 25th, and has plans to perform ‘Premium Love 2012‘ on February 5th in celebration of his new album. He will be meeting with over 20,000 of his Japanese fans.
Source & Image: OSEN
Kim Hyun Joong has released album jacket photos for his first Japanese debut single, “KISS KISS/Lucky Guy“!
Divided into three color concepts — white, green, and red — the photos bring out his powerful charisma. His debut single will include his title track, “Kiss Kiss“, and “Break Down“, “U“, and his DATV charity theme song for “Miso Project“.
He previously topped the imported album chart on the Oricon with his two Korean mini-albums already so his Japanese debut is expected to climb to success in no time.
There’s already a ‘Kim Hyun Joong’ syndrome going on in Japan thanks to his Japanese nationwide tour back in November.
Key East Entertainment stated, “Kim Hyun Joong has been actively conversing with his fans prior to his debut through showcase events and tours, which has helped a lot in forming the fanbase he has now. He’ll be undergoing an image change different to his Korean promotions so fans can look forward to new things.”
miércoles, 4 de enero de 2012
SS501‘s Kim Hyung Jun is starting the New Year right by being surrounded by three sexy ladies!
On January 3rd, four official posters for KBS‘s upcoming drama, ‘She’s Completely Insane‘, were released to the public. Kim Hyung Jun, Park Kwang Hyun, So Yi Hyun, Go Na Eun, and Chae Young In manage to successfully deliver a quirky feel by present four very distinct scenes. p
Park Kwang Hyun and Kim Hyung Jun will be caught in a love triangle with So Yi Hyun, as both men fight for her heart.
Producers expressed, “We tried to give a bright, upbeat feel to the posters. We hope that everyone can feel the joy through them and anticipate the drama’s broadcast.”
‘She’s Completely Insane’ will begin airing on January 7th.
Source + Photos: Chosun
Hallyu star Kim Hyun Joong will be holding his first fan meet of the year on January 21st at Jamsil Indoor Stadium in Seoul. And although there is a fee to get in, it will only cost fans around $17 USD.
It’s been announced that the entrance fee will amount to roughly $17 USD per attendee. Rather than being held at a small-scale venue, the fan meet is being held at Jamsil Stadium, which can seat over 7,000 people.
The fan meet will be different from ordinary fan meets and the format will feel more like a talk show. Kim Hyun Joong will also be performing ten songs total from his first mini album ‘Breakdown‘ and his second mini-album ‘Lucky‘. To be honest, the fan meet is no different from a small concert.
Korean artists who use the facility and all of its lighting and sound equipment charge an entrance fee of anywhere between 40~70 USD, but Kim Hyun Joong is not even charging half that. He may break even if lucky, but will most likely lose money over the event.
Key East Entertainment‘s Music Business Director Kang In Suk remarked, “Honestly, the fan meet is no different from a small independent concert, but we are proceeding because Kim Hyun Joong requested that we do it this way. We will not be making any money, and we are thinking of it as a special service for the fans.”
The fan meet was also scheduled abruptly without much notice, and the reason for that is Kim Hyun Joong will be spending a lot of time in Japan this year promoting his music. He did not want his Korean fans to feel disappointed, and is starting the new year off right by greeting them first.
Kim Hyun Joong’s love for his fans does not stop there. A large corporation had proposed to do a promotion with the singer, but Kim Hyun Joong refused. Director Kang explained, “He did not want the fans to spend their money so that he could earn some more money.”
Since his debut with SS501, Kim Hyun Joong has been known for being unique and being a man of his word. And even at super stardom, he has not changed a bit. He is aware that it is the fans that made him into who he is today, and his love for them is unparalleled.
Director Kang remarked, “From the agency’s point of view, we know the company could benefit a lot more if he would give in, and it’s too bad. However when I look at him as just another person, he is truly a real, unwavering man of his word,” and gave a thumbs up.
Meanwhile, it was recently discovered that the singer also donated over $80,000 to a good cause without even telling his agency. Compared to other celebrities that announce their charity work through press releases, Kim Hyun Joong is an admirable young man.
Kim Hyun Joong is a celebrity who is making his agency spend money for his fans. For one reason or another, he will bring tears to the eyes of original Hallyu star Bae Yong Jun, the head of Key East Entertainment.
Source & Image: MyDaily via Naver