As the official release of JJ Project‘s first mini album, ‘Bounce‘ quickly approaches, JYP Entertainment has revealed teaser photos of JB and JR through JYP Entertainment’s official twitter account.
Rookie group JJ Project will be making their first impression with their new album ‘Bounce‘ on May 21st, and JYP Entertainment has released the official track list and album cover ahead of their debut!
After the first teaser and confirmation that JYP Entertainment‘s upcoming group “JJ Project” will be composed of members JB (Lim Jae Beom) and Jr. (Park Jin Young), a second teaser has now been revealed.
Earlier, JYP Entertainment had released a new mysterious teaser, informing the public on an upcoming group “JJ Project“. Although many had already assumed JJ to stand for JB and Jr., the details had not been confirmed until now.
JYP Entertainment has revealed the teaser to their “JJ Project“.
On May 8th at 12:00AM (KST), JYP Entertainment launched a new website for the “JJ Project” at jjproject.jype.com along with an official Facebook Page and YouTube Channel. Additionally, a teaser video for the 1st Single Album “Slot Machine” was also revealed.
Although there’s no official word, one could assume that JJ could stand for JB and JR from Dream High 2.
Check out the teaser below!
A dream-like stage will be put on for SBS‘ “K-Pop Star,” which is now at the top 3, Park Jimin, Baek Ahyeon, and Lee Hayi. Top Korean stars G-Dragon and TOP, Girl’s Generation, and Miss A will be collaborating with the three contestants.
On the 18th, a representative revealed to Star News that G-Dragon and TOP will be performing on the K-Pop Star episode to be aired on the 22nd for a collaborative stage.
Girl’s Generation, who is talked about every day even though they are not currently promoting, will also be collaborating with one contestant.
Miss A, who released title song “Touch” with their new mini album in February, is also planned to perform that day.
People are interested because GD&TOP, Girl’s Generation, and Miss A are not only featured on the show, but are actually performing on this audition program. This show is continuously pleasing k-pop fans, as the top 3, Park Jimin, Baek Ahyeon, and Lee Hayi are rising to fame.
SM, YG and JYP Entertainment, as publicly traded stock companies on Korea’s KOSDAQ, all recently submitted its 2011 audit report to the Financial Supervisory Service, providing the public with a glimpse inside the financial turnings of the three major entertainment agencies.
First, it was revealed that the combined income of the three major agencies for 2011 was a staggering 182 billion won (approximately 160 million U.S. dollars), an all-time record for the agencies.
SM recorded total sales of 109.9 billion won in 2011, making it the first time the company passed the 100 billion mark. The total sales for 2011 marked a 27.2 percent increase, or 23.5 billion won increase from 2010.
However, business profits were down 19.2 percent compared to 2009 as SM revealed its profit was 20.7 billion won for 2011. Net profits declined 32 percent from 2010 to 16.4 billion won for 2011. SM explained that the decline in profit was due to the rise in ratio of sales costs.
JYP Entertainment‘s president Park Jinyoung has praised Yang Hyunsuk of YG Entertainment for Big Bang‘s “Bad Boy”
He showed interest in idol group YG Entertainment’s Big Bang’s “Bad Boy” while talking in SBS‘ “Kpop Star.”
Yang Hyunsuk told Star News that “Park Jinyoung asked me who made “Bad Boy” because he thinks its the best song from the past year. I was happy to hear this from such an influential producer.”
He went on to say “I also personally like “Bad Boy” out of all the Big Bang songs, and I think Park Jinyoung likes this song because he has an interest in Hip Hop and R&B.”
Park Jinyoung’s praise to Big Bang was very heart-warming, considering Big Bang is an idol group from a rival company.
Singer Se7en was a guest on “Super Junior’s Kiss The Radio” and gave many laughs through his witty remarks.
Se7en, who recently made his comeback, was a guest on “Super Junior’s Kiss The Radio” on February 10. He was asked the question, “Do you like YG or do you like JYP?”
The DJ’s Sungmin and Ryeowook asked Se7en, “When your contract with YG ends, are you going to go to JYP? Which company do you like better?” At that question, Se7en humorously answered, “SM,” sending much laughs among the studio.
Se7en’s new track, “When I Can’t Sing,” was written by JYP, who doesn’t really give songs to singers in other agencies. Se7en, who is part of YG, may have felt uncomfortable with the question that the DJ’s asked but he replied in a witty and comical way.
After announcing a comeback for late February, miss A has finally revealed the concept images for their upcoming album.
Recently, miss A gave fans a sneak peek into their new music video by inviting select fans to the set. Immediately afterwards, they released a still-cut from the video to the general public. Now the ladies have followed up by unveiling several concept images that exhibit a softer, more feminine side.
For their photos, the members of miss A were wrapped in cream-colored bandages. It’s a dramatic outfit, but when paired with faint makeup and dark hair, the bold look becomes wistful and even a little fragile.
A representative from AQ Entertainment (a sub-label of JYP Entertainment) stated, “This album marks miss A’s mature transformation both musically and visually. We ask for your continued interest and love towards miss A’s new album and comeback.”
Singer Se7en who recently released a new song produced by J.Y Park sat down to conduct an interview with SBS TV‘s ‘Midnight TV Entertainment‘.
On the episode that aired on February 8th, Se7en, who has made a comeback for the first time in a year and six months revealed the true personality of Big Bang‘s T.O.P.
“When T.O.P comes out on TV, he looks extremely fierce and charismatic,” he said. “But behind the scenes, he has so much aegyo.”
Further in the interview he shared his thoughts on producer J.Y. Park. “J.Y. Park is 12 years older than I am so I don’t know if I’m allowed to say things like this, but, he is really adorable,” he said.
“JYP is just as hard to please.”
YG artist, Se7en, has held hands with JYP for his recent comeback. The result? Sizzling. His new song, “When I Can’t Sing,” has debuted in first place in various music charts. Seoul Newspaper asked Se7en, seven questions.
Q1. How did you come to work with JYP?
A: I really liked it (the song)
Since long ago, (Park) Jin Young hyung and I am very close, so as a joke we always said, “lets work together.” A while ago, I had a chance to see him again with Yang (Hyun Suk) CEO and (Park Jin Young) played this song for us to listen. After hearing that it has been made a year ago, I thought, “I really like it and want to sing this song.” After choosing the title song, I started working on my album.
SE7EN released his new mini-album and “When I Can’t Sing” music video earlier today.
Upon the video’s release, SE7EN tweeted,
“Se7en new album [When I can’t sing] Music video OPEN!!! Everybody RT plz!!!“
SE7EN’s call for support was answered as stars began to send in their messages and retweets of support.
After releasing the teaser for his new song, “When I Can’t Sing“, earlier this evening, Se7en continued to roll out his promotions by unveiling the full tracklist for his new album!
On January 29th, Se7en tweeted an image containing the names of all six tracks on his mini-album. The names of the tracks are:
01. “Somebody Else”
03. “When I Can’t Sing”
04. “That Person”
06. “Make Good Love”
Considering how the text for “When I Can’t Sing” was highlighted in white, it’s more than likely that this J.Y. Park-produced track will be Se7en’s main song.
Big Bang’s Daesung appears on ‘K-Pop Star’, pointed but thoughtful
Big Bang member Daesung appeared on a variety show after a long while away.
On the January 29th installment of SBS’s ‘K-Pop Star’, the YG training system was revealed with the casting audition finals coming up. The contestants attended the monthly evaluations.
Those who set out as the judges next to Yang Hyun Suk were 2NE1′s Park Bom & CL, and Big Bang’s Taeyang & Daesung. After the car accident last year, Daesung had been taking time for introspection. Recently Daesung has started working through MBN’s ‘What’s Up’ and Big Bang is about to make their comeback but it has been a long while since his appearance on a variety show.
The JYP Entertainment team seems to be making big moves. With a mysterious teaser featuring J.Y.Park playing the piano and a title of “JYP introducing…“, there were hints at the possibility of a new artist debuting in the near future.
The teaser was released on the 26th via JYP’s official homepage as well as J.Y. Park’s Twitter page. He wore a black suit and sat before a grand piano, playing a melodious ballad piece. On his Twitter, he also wrote, “It’s my first project of 2012. Whose song do you think it is?”
Some circles around him are speculating that he may be creating a second generation of Wonder Girls. Like Wonder Girls and miss A, they expect his new girl group to become just as talented and established in the music industry.
And as the Wonder Girls are currently promoting in the States, the fans are eager to see a JYP girl group in Korea as well.
JYP Entertainment‘s 9th auditions are in full swing, and they’re attracting high levels of attention from the public.
After learning that ‘Dream High 2‘s actors JB and Jr. were contestants from the 5th auditions, trainee-hopefuls felt even more encouraged to try out for the agency.
JB and Jr. auditioned for JYP back in 2009, and they tied for first place as the overall winners of the 5th auditions. These two trainees gained much spotlight for their amazing dance skills as well as their cute looks.
The JYP auditions also scouted Wooyoung after he won 1st place in the 1st JYP auditions. Wooyoung has since joined 2PM and landed a major role as ‘Jason’ in ‘Dream High 1′.
2PM’s first official Japanese album, ‘Republic of 2PM’, has also been released in Korea.
Last November 30th, 2PM released their first Japanese album and began their Arena Tour in Japan, experiencing much popularity all over the country. The album has received much positive response since it’s release in Korea on January 18th as well. Netizens responded, “I can feel a new side to 2PM,” and “Finally they released it in Korea.”
‘Republic of 2PM’, the first official Japanese album by the group, showcases their mature, and refined side. A total of 12 of their Japanese version hit songs, including the song composed by member Junsu, are included on the album.
JYP Entertainment stated, “2PM had their first show case in December 2010, and it has been a year since they debuted in Japan. The first official album is filled with hard work and dedication, and includes songs that 2PM promoted in Japan and the singles they released in the past year. ” They continued, “We hope many people enjoy 2PM’s music and will continue to support and love the always hard working 2PM.”
Still cuts of JB, the leader of fictional top idol group EDEN in the ‘Dream High 2‘ drama series have been revealed, earning the interest of netizens everywhere.
The still cuts are from a scene in which JB runs into his rival, Jin Yoo Jin (2AM‘s Jung Jinwoon). The passer-byers who caught a glimpse of JB’s charismatic gaze during the shoot reportedly could not take their eyes off of him.
JB is trying his hand at acting for the very first time through ‘Dream High 2′, and he is a talented JYP Entertainment trainee who won first place at the 5th JYP auditions. The JYP auditions are highly competitive, and it is one in which 2PM‘s Wooyoung who played the role of ‘Jason’ in ‘Dream High‘ had also claimed victory through the 1st JYP auditions.
JB who is starring in the drama using his real name and showcased a wide spectrum of talents including singing, dance, rap and acting. He also possess both adorable charms along with a tough, masculine charisma, tugging the hearts of fan girls everywhere.
On January 6, Yahoo News Japan published a list made by Oricon, of the twelve most impressive concerts of 2011. The 2PM Arena Tour and the JYP Nation in Japan 2011 were included in the list.
These twelve concerts were chosen by Oricon’s Chief Editor who had the opportunity to assist to 124 events all along 2011. Among the names of Japanese artists such as EGO-WRAPPIN or Uverworld, the names of Korean concerts of 2PM and JYP Nation, stand out as he described them as: “Impressive and fantastic concerts with beautiful dances all along.”
He described both concerts separately as well. He declared: “JYP NATION in Japan 2011 at the Saitama Super Arena, I was fascinated by the producer. J.Y. Park’s performance… Each artist has a great potential and not just while singing. I enjoyed their collaborations and their dances. I felt that I was seeing one of the best entertainment shows. To be honest, at that moment i just listened to songs of 2PM and 2AM, but I was so into the concert that the three hours and a half passed by really quick. “What’s next?” I just enjoyed the whole concert.”
Regarding 2PM’s concert he mentioned: “2PM ARENA TOUR 2011 “REPUBLIC OF 2PM” at the Nihon Budokan, the great dance movements, the catchy melodies of every song and the stage prepared for the arena. Everything was impressive. Beauty, fierce, coolness. Every man in 2PM has his own character and I loved them all. They continue gaining fans in Japan, as we can see for their added dates to their concert. I’m sure that in 2012, they will climb even higher from where they are now.”
2012 is shaping up to be quite the formidable year, as several comebacks and debuts are already being lined up. Labels spent much of last year taking the K-Pop wave to new heights, so what do the ‘Big 3′ have in store for 2012?
For the past several years, SM Entertainment focused on bringing their brand concert, ‘SMTOWN‘, to countries all over the world. While they moved as a family in 2011, the agency plans to take individual groups for concerts overseas.
Super Junior is currently on their ‘Super Show 4‘ world tour, which will continue through the States, Europe, and South America. TVXQ will be kicking off their Japanese arena tour starting January 18th, while SHINee prepares to tour seven Japanese cities starting April 25th.
f(x) is also planning for their Japanese advancement in the first half of the year.
On December 29th, a post with a compilation of company photos began circulating on an online community board, leading netizens to compare and contrast the vastly different buildings from one another.
Netizens quickly noticed that SM Entertainment’s looked like a town hall, YG Entertainment‘s looked like a venture company, JYP Entertainment‘s looked like a theater, Cube‘s a cafe, Loen’s a bank, Core Content Media‘s an officetel, DSP Media‘s a wealthy home, Starship‘s a villa, and Dream Tea‘s a townhouse.
Netizens commented, “YG’s building is really amazing,” “Loen really does look like a company building,” “SM’s is kind of funny,” and “SM’s looks better on the inside.”
Source + Photos: Donga via Naver
by VITALSIGN @ allkpop
Yang Hyun Suk spoke up recently to assure fans that although he and J.Y. Park may not see eye-to-eye all the time when judging contestants, they’re still as close as ever.
The two producers, along with singer BoA of SM Entertainment, became judges for SBS‘s new survival audition contest, ‘K-POP Star‘. The atmosphere was fairly comfortable until the most recent episode, when viewers saw Yang Hyun Suk and J.Y. Park butt heads over the star quality of some contestants.
It began with French contestant Julie, to whom J.Y. Park said, “I love singers who look comfortable on stage. However, I do not enjoy watching those who cannot sing be that comfortable.” Yang, however, disagreed. “I think differently. You have an amazing voice,” he said.
For contestant Kim Ha Eun, Yang stated, “I was more attracted to your pansori (Korean traditional music) act than your singing. You should stay on that road instead,” while J.Y. Park expressed, “You were so good. I feel like your pansori style is very similar to R&B/soul, and you nailed it.”