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Lee Hongki offered a starring role in a movie

Recently, an entertainment associate told OSEN that “F.T. Island‘s Lee Hongki was offered a starring role for a rock band movie.”


CN Blue and F.T. Island Release Promotional Videos for Upcoming Los Angeles Concert

With CN Blue and F.T. Island’s Los Angeles concert two weeks away, they have both released promotional videos for the event. Their joint concert “Stand Up” will be at the Nokia Theater in LA on March 9 at 8PM. This event was created by CJ E&M‘s K-Pop concert brand, “M-Live,”


[UPDATED] C.N. Blue and F.T. Island to Hold Joint Concert in Los Angeles

[Feb 13] You can buy tickets now at Powerhouse (323-692-0303) and Ticketmaster. Tickets start from $50.


C.N. Blue and F.T. Island will hold a joint concert in Los Angeles!

Through CJ E&M‘s K-Pop concert brand, “M-Live,” C.N. Blue and F.T. Island will hold their joint concert at the Nokia Theater on March 9 at 8pm.

This is the first time that C.N. Blue and F.T. Island will hold a joint concert together, therefore, the expectations are very high.


FT Island and CN Blue Issue a Notice Regarding Their LA Concert

With news of FT Island and CN Blue’s “Stand Up by M Live” joint concert in Los Angeles, their first in the United States, both groups’ fans have anticipated and prepared to buy prime seats when tickets went on sale through Ticketmaster on January 28.


Mysterious girl in F.T. Island’s “Severely” teaser is…

F.T. Island released their music video teaser for “Severely“ recently, and its drawn high levels of interest thanks to the mysterious girl in the video.


F.T. Island and CNBLUE to hold joint concert in Los Angeles

It’s just been confirmed that F.T. Island and CNBLUE will be holding a joint concert in Los Angeles!


FNC Music building a new $9 million office building

FNC Music, the label that’s home to FT Island and CN Blue, is building a $9 million USD office building in the Chungdam-dong region in Seoul.

The construction began not too long ago, and their building is being built in the main area of Chungdam-dong.

The building will boast around 6,421 square feet, and the official value of the land alone is worth $7.1 million. The building will also stand three stories high, four if you include the basement level.

Including the value of the actual building itself, the total price of the real estate is estimated to be in the $9 million range.


FT Island unveils the album jacket cover for ‘GROWN-UP’

Band FT Island announced their comeback by unveiling the jacket cover for their new album, ‘GROWN-UP‘.

On January 26th, the boys released a press release revealing the new jacket photo for ‘GROWN-UP’. On the album cover, the boys are holding instruments in their hands and are looking off into the distance, giving off a quiet, mysterious feel.

Going along with that concept, all the songs on their new album are slow-tempoed rock-ballad tracks. The boys who have received much praise for their talents with song like “Hello Hello” and “Like The Birds” in 2011 will give further evidence to their audience that they have grown and matured as musicians.

Their agency FNC Music confidently remarked, This may be their best album yet, as by hearing the rock ballad tracks, fans will be able to experience how much they boys have matured musically.”


Which Boy Band Is the Most Good-Looking?

Photos titled “Male Idol’s Overall Appearance” have surfaced various online communities, and they have created quite a buzz among Korean netizens.  An enthusiastic fan cleverly overlapped the images of the members in each boy band to create one representative photo for each group. A total of ten photos – representing Super Junior, JYJ, Big Bang, 2PM, SHINee, BEAST, MBLAQ, Infinite, UKISS, and FT Island – have been humoring netizens and fans alike.

While no one specific member comes to mind in most photos, Seungri’s face jumps out in Big Bang’s representation, while Wooyoung and Lee Hong Ki’s features are dominant in 2PM and FT Island’s photos respectively.

Those who’ve seen the photos commented, “JYJ is really handsome,” “This is why they are idols…Even their  appearances blended-in look amazing,” “It must have been labor-intensive photoshopping all thirteen faces for the Super Junior photo.”

What do you think? Which boy band has the most good-looking overall face out of the photos below?


Source : Soompi

F.T. Island’s Hongki shares some selcas taken with his little sister

On November 29th, F.T. Island‘s Lee Hongki re-tweeted his sister’s message which read, A date with oppa, and provided links to their two selca shots.


FT Island’s ‘MEMORY IN FTISLAND 2011 IN SEOUL’ a hit success

FT Island recently held a sold-out ‘MEMORY IN FTISLAND 2011 IN SEOUL‘ concert at Blue Square in Seoul on November 26th and 27th, proving that they’re one of Hallyu’s top music bands.

The boys who have received much love and support for their recently released, re-made album ‘MEMORY IN FTISLAND‘, kicked off the concert with a live performance of their hit song, “I Hope“, followed by “Hello Hello“, “I’ll Have You“, “Love Love Love” and more, to which their fans responded with explosive cheers and applause.

The members pleased both their Japanese and Korean fans by combining the Korean and Japanese versions of “Revolution“, “I Want“, “Let It Go“, and “Flower Rock“, as well as performing “That Person at Shinsadong“, and “Will Love All“, the songs with which FT Island came out on top on KBS Immortal Song 2.

The concert garnered international attention as fans not only from Korea and Japan, but from China, Thailand, other regions of Asia as well as from North America were in attendance.


CN Blue and FT Island might not attend domestic end of the year music award ceremonies

It was recently reported that there is a high possibility that CN Blue and FT Island will be absent from domestic end of the year music award ceremonies due to other obligations outside of the country.

On November 19th, FNC Music (the label company responsible for both groups) revealed, Due to the Asia Tour and packed foreign schedules, the possibility of CN Blue and FT Island attending domestic end of the year ceremonies has weakened.”

They continued, It’s become impossible for them to attend the ‘2011 Melon Awards‘ and ‘2011 MAMA’.  We can’t guarantee the other ceremonies as well.”

According to the agency, FT Island will be busy holding concerts in Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand in addition to their domestic and Japanese Arena concerts.  If this isn’t enough, the boys will also be releasing their new Japanese single, ‘Distance‘ on the 30th and will back it up with a long series of promotional activities.


Lee Hong Ki reveals half of his sister

Rock Band F.T. Island’s Lee Hong Ki reveals his beautiful sister to the world.

Lee Hong Ki tweeted on the 6th, “This was the day my baby sister bought me chicken after she got her monthly salary. But I wonder if we really had to cover half our cheeks” and he revealed the photo above.

The two siblings can be seen doing a cute pose for the selca. Half the face of the sister is cut out from the frame, so she can’t be seen all that clearly, but even from the unclear photo she looks very pretty.

After seeing Lee Hong Ki’s sister the netizens commented, “You can tell she’s pretty even from that shot”, “Superior DNA family”, “It would be so awesome to have a brother like Hong Ki”, and so on.


Source: TV Report via Nate

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CNBLUE and FTISLAND to expand to Europe with concerts early 2012

It’s been recently revealed that FNC Music‘s rock band will be coming to Europe early next year. With concerts to be expected in the UK and France, FNC Music’s CEO Han Sungho showed his confidence that his company’s bands will do well. “Although there is pressure to extend our career overseas, right into the home of band music, on the other hand, I actually did expect this could happen. When I look at members who already had previous experience, I am confident that Korean band music is not at all behind the world-class standard.”

These opportunities were created through M-Live, a concert produced by CJ E&M and which will bring not only solo concerts but also joint concerts to Europe. Since the biggest chunk of today’s Hallyu consists out of pop groups, CJ E&M’s Ahn Seokjun stated that they plan to introduce various genres and groups.

The press conference which was held surrounding the plans and concert series also included six different music companies such as Cube Entertainment, Star Empire (ZE:A, Jewelry), Amoeba Culture (Dynamic Duo, Supreme Team), Jungle Entertainment (Drunken Tiger, Leessang, Tasha/Yoon Mirae), FNC Music and J.Tune (MBLAQ).


Source: daum and cnbluestorm

by TwistedInsanity @ Koreaboo

F.T. Island’s Minhwan reveals that his ideal type is A Pink’s Bomi

Recently, F.T. Island‘s Minhwan guested on MBC Every1‘s ‘Weekly Idol‘ and revealed his ideal type to be A Pink‘s Bomi.

Minhwan’s secret was revealed by fellow member Hongki, who’s said that Minhwan’s taken to searching up a particular girl group member. He’s chosen her as his ideal type in the past, and even set her photo as his desktop background.

Minhwan was able to send a video message to Bomi, confidently stating, “Let’s get in contact once I get a phone and eat a meal together!”

The full episode will air at 2 PM KST on October 29th.


Source + Photos: Mydaily via Nate

by VITALSIGN @ allkpop

F.T. Island to continue their schedules despite suffering from the flu

F.T. Island, who are in the midst of promotions for “Like a Bird“, have been showing their fighting spirit by continuing to uphold their various schedules, despite suffering from the flu.

According to a source, Jonghoon, Minhwan, and Seunghyun have all caught the flu. The flu this season is quite bad, but even though their condition is not good, the members have been showing their professionalism by continuing with their promotions without showing any signs of weakness.”

The source also added, “They’re scheduled to promote until next week. Because the promotional period isn’t long, all the members are very insistent upon performing. They have been carrying out their busy schedule, ignoring the flu.”

Due to popular demand, F.T. Island will be holding an encore concert called ‘Memory in F.T. Island‘ on November 26th and 27th at Seoul’s Blue Square, after their successful concert in August.


Source + Photo: Hankooki via Naver

by carolicity @ allkpop

F.T. Island answer fans’ request for an encore concert with ‘Memory in F.T. Island’

F.T. Island has announced that they will be holding encore concerts thanks to the explosive requests made by their fans.

On November 26th and 27th, the boys will be holding ‘Memory in F.T. Island‘ at the Blue Square in Hannam-dong. The concert will be an encore of their ‘Play! F.T. Island‘ concert held back in August. Fans that couldn’t attend the concerts the first time around showed strong interest for an encore, and their wishes were fortunately answered.

Representatives of FNC Music stated, “Riding on the love of their fans, F.T. Island has decided to come out with another encore concert. Unlike the bright atmosphere of the ‘Play! F.T. Island’ concert, ‘Memory in F.T. Island’ will be a lot more emotional but just as bright. It will be special, so please look forward to it.”

F.T. Island also released their remake album on October 10th and will be performing their comeback on the October 13th episode of Mnet‘s ‘M! Countdown‘ with “Like the Birds“.



Source + Photos: Mydaily via Naver

by VITALSIGN @ allkpop

F.T. Island

FT Island, BEAST, G.NA, Teen Top, and A Pink will perform at Good Friends Charity Premium Concert

Idol singers FT Island, BEAST, G.NA, Teen Top, and A Pink will be guest performers at the Good Friends Charity Premium Concert 2011, its organizers have confirmed. The concert will be held on November 20th at 5:30pm at the Yokohama Arena in Japan.

Good Friends Save The Children (GFSC) as well as the Japan-Korea Cultural Exchange Association (JKCA) have organized the concert with help from KBS Japan and Mnet. Proceeds from the concert will help fund education and psychological help for children affected by the earthquake in March; some children will also visit Korea to meet Koreans who supported earthquake relief. Tickets are 9,800 yen, and members or supporters of GFSC and JKCA have the opportunity to receive tickets before sales go public. Ticket information for the public is not yet available, but we will update readers when it is released.

Sources: RoyalGNA, japankorea.org, GFSC

by orchid @ koreaboo.com

Super Junior, B2ST and more to hold a concert for the environment

An all-star roster of male Korean artists will be coming together for a concert with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)!

Super Junior, B2ST, F.T. ISLAND, Sung Shi Kyung, and Seo In Guk will team up for a concert called ‘Music Olympic The One 2011 Concert“, which will take place on September 30th at the Seoul Jamsil Olympic Stadium. Japanese artist AI, actor KABA, and Arthur Kuroda will also be in attendance at this event.

This event is to bring together music and the Olympics, and “The One” signifies that people should come together as one to protect the environment. This happens in Korea every four years so it is definitely an important opportunity to spread Hallyu. Next year, it will take place in Thailand.

There are two ways to win free tickets to this concert. You can win tickets via an iPhone application called “Scratch It (긁어부스럼)”. Also through the official website, fans can upload personal stories about protecting the environment and if your story is chosen, you will receive free tickets.

Source: Sports Chosun via Naver

by heartfacee @ allkpop

Honggi mengunjungi Park Shin-Hye Di Set “Heartstrings”

Aktris Park Shin-Hye dan vokalis F.T Island Lee Hongki yang pernah bermain di band fiksi bandmates  A.N. Jell dalam drama You’re Beautiful, menunjukkan persahabatan yang dekat di Twitter.

Lee Hongki memiliki kesempatan untuk mengunjungi Park Shin-Hye pada set dramanya saat ini Heartstrings, dan up-date untuk penggemar di Twitter. Mereka telah berjanji bahwa dia akan mengunjunginya di set. Hongki tweeted,

     “Shin Hye, aku sudah memenuhi janjiku!”

     “Semua orang bekerja keras.”

Honored, Park Shin-Hye tweeted,

“Sparkling Hongstar berkunjung meski terlambat. Terima kasih!”

110808 F.T Island Membuat Record Baru di Jepang, Sekali Lagi


FT Island menciptakan rekor baru di Jepang, meningkatkan tingkat popularitasnya di dalam negeri.

FT Island tampil di Fuji TV Mezamashi Live pada 7 Agustus untuk pertama kalinya dan memiliki penonton dengan jumlah terbesar sejak Mezamashi Live dimulai. Meskipun kapasitas penonton telah ditutup dengan 2.000 pax, sebanyak 40.000 orang melamar untuk masuk ke acara untuk melihat penampilan band.

Mereka memiliki sekitar 10.000 penggemar berkumpul di Mezamashi Live, memecahkan rekor dari 8.000, yang sebelumnya dipegang oleh Big Bang.

Band ini memulai hidup dengan single terbaru mereka ”Let it Go”, diikuti dengan judul hit termasuk “Flower Rock”, ”Brand-new Days”, ”Boom Boom Boom” dan banyak lagi, memikat penonton dengan penampilan mereka.

FT Island memecahkan beberapa rekor di Jepang akhir-akhir ini. Menjadi kelompok pertama dari artis luar negeri untuk menjadi peringkat pertama di Oricon chart mingguan untuk album pertama mereka, mereka juga mengadakan tur konser di 5 kota, diikuti oleh solo konser Budokan, dimana tiket terjual habis dalam waktu 2 menit*.

Di sisi lain, FT Island akan mengadakan konser solo di Ax-Korea pada 20 dan 21 Agustus mendatang. Setelah itu, mereka akan memulai tur Asia.

* Sumber berita lainnya menyebutkan 12 menit.


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