As we previously reported, SM Entertainment has refueled its plans to produce upcoming drama “To the Beautiful You,” a Korean adaptation to the popular Japanese manga “Hana Kimi.” SM Entertainment has finally unveiled the two male and female leads for the upcoming drama: SHINee’s Minho and f(x)’s Sulli. The series will be directed by “Boys over Flowers‘” Jeon Ki Sang.
SHINee‘s Taemin has been voted as the cutest young male idol.
SHINee‘s Key revealed a picture of SHINee with their hoobae EXO-K after their two consecutive wins on ‘Music Bank‘.
SM Entertainment‘s upcoming movie, ‘I AM‘, has revealed character posters of SHINee. The movie, which will be released this May, will reveal real footage of SM artists during their ‘SM Town Live World Tour in New York’ and a biographic record of the years of effort made by the artists, to realize their passions and dreams.
Big Bang and 2NE1 have been selected as the male and female groups most loved by the Hallyu fans in France.
The Paris office of Korean Tourism Organization has conducted ‘A survey to identify the status and distribution of Hallyu wave in France and the behavior of the Hallyu fans’ targeting 3,775 of local Hallyu fans. Big Bang and 2NE1 have each received 49.9% and 64.8% support coming in at #1.
The age range and gender of the fans who prefer 2NE1 and Big Bang were different. Big Bang was relatively highly preferred by male fans of Hallyu in France. As far a the age goes, Hallyu fans in their early 20′s seemed to prefer Big Bang. 2NE1 enjoyed most support of the Hallyu fans who are teenagers and those in their early 20′s and there was no significant difference between the genders.
The male group to rank #2 following Big Bang was Super Junior, then followed SHINee, B2ST, then 2PM. SNSD ranked #2 among female groups, followed by Miss A, f(x), then T-ara.
CNBLUE complimented SHINee on their ability to pull off a song like “Sherlock”.
Recently a ‘Taemin Warning‘ for idol girl groups has come about, and it’s due to SHINee‘s Taemin being ‘prettier than a girl’.
SHINee‘s fans, good news!
SHINee has just announced a singing and cover dance contest for their newest song “Sherlock.” All you have to do is apply for any of the two categories, whether singing or dancing and you’re in. Make sure to learn the full song and all the dance steps so you might be chosen as the winner! All the votes in YouTube also count.
Among the amazing prizes, you can win a signed SHINee CD, discount coupons or even stage accessories.
Excited already? Well then make sure to participate and show your talent to the boys of SHINee! Upload your video on YouTube or participate using the smartphone app! It’s easy!
SHINee released their mini-album “Sherlock” and fans have been anxious for the music video. Well, the wait is finally over!
KARA, Girls’ Generation, 2PM, 2NE1, SHINee, and CNBLUE receive nominations for MTV Video Music Awards Japan 2012
Some of the top Kpop stars have received nominations at the MTV VMAJ 2012 (Video Music Awards Japan 2012).
On March 19th, MTV Japan revealed the nominees for the MTV VMAJ 2012 (Video Music Awards Japan 2012). KARA, Girls’ Generation, 2PM, 2NE1, SHINee, and CNBLUE all received nominations in various categories.
In the “Best Group Video” category, 2PM received a nomination for “I’m Your Man“.
In the “Best New Artist Video” category, CNBLUE received a nomination for “In My Head” along with 2NE1 with “I AM THE BEST“.
With speculation rampant on the return of SHINee and CNBLUE while awaiting official word from SM Entertainment and FNC Music, it seems Soribada may have let the cat out of the bag.
Attention all SHINee lovers! We may not have to wait long for the boys to finally make a comeback.
Earlier, we reported that INFINITE held their very first solo concert, ‘Second Invasion‘, at the Seoul Olympic Park stadium on February 11th. It’s just been revealed that SHINee‘s Key was there at the event to show some support for his close friend, Woohyun.
Rumors about SHINee‘s Jonghyun opening up a new Twitter account has fans buzzing on the internet.
On February 12th, a user created a Twitter account under the name, ‘realjonghyun90′ and started several tweets. However, fans were skeptical (even now) since there are countless imposters of Jonghyun in the Twitter world. Nevertheless, the rumor still managed to hype up thousands of fans as ‘realjonghyun90′ has already gained over 33,000 followers.
‘realjonghyun90′ uploaded the following photo and tweeted, “It’s really me….”
Fans and netizens left varying comments such as, “If you are the real Jonghyun, show us your handsome face“, “Omg, are these really your legs??“, and “Oppa, I trust you!”
On February 1 SHINee will release their live concert album. The album contains the music from their first concert. The album contains the live music from “SHINee THE 1st CONCERT SHINee World.” This concert was held on January 1-2 of 2011.
The album will be made up of two CDs which contain a total of 34 tracks. Among these tracks are new versions of “Juliet,” “Ring Ding Dong,” and “Lucifer.” The album also contains hit songs such as “Nuna You Are Too Pretty,” “You Are Like Air,” and “Hello.”
The album also contains the music from the solo performances of the members: Onew’s “Nessun Dorma,” Jonghyun’s “Girls,” Key’s “My First Kiss,” Minho’s “OMG” and Taemin’s “Boy Meets Girl.”
SHINee’s Key will be taking the stage for the Korean version of the Broadway musical “Catch Me if You Can,” that will open in Seoul on March 28 and will run until June.
SHINee‘s Minho is much beloved for his talents, but now his appeal got kicked up another notch after netizens espied his chivalrous manners towards 2NE1‘s Sandara Park.
Snapshots from an Etude commercial shoot were shared online under the title, ”Minho taking care of Sandara. It’s heartwarming”.
Reportedly, the two stars were on standby, but Minho kept active by ensuring that Sandara was protected from the cold. Minho was seen putting a jacket on Sandara several different times, as the photos show him wearing different outfits. Sandara looks a bit taken aback by Minho’s manners, who is actually seven years younger than her.
Prior to this incident, Sandara had previously mentioned on SBS‘s ’Strong Heart‘ that “I like younger boyfriends. I’d like it if he would have a cute appearance but have a masculine, tough personality.” It seems that without knowing it, she went on to describe SHINee’s Minho indirectly.
Super Junior, Big Bang and SHINee are in the top ten ‘Singers You’d Like to Perform at the 2012 London Olympics’ list
On January 7th, Super Junior‘s Donghae commented on a recent The Top Tens poll that asked ‘Singers You’d Like to Perform at the 2012 London Olympics’. The Top Tens is a collection of visitor created top ten lists categorized by list type and made available for creators to edit and add to as they see fit.
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
SHINee and B1A4 have been honored the ‘Artist of the Year’ as well as the ‘Rookie of the Year’ on Japan’s Tower Records!
On December 28th, Tower Records reported the results for the ‘K-Pop Lovers! Awards 2011‘, which combines netizen votes and album sales. In the artist of the year category was SHINee, who was followed by KARA in second and Super Junior in third.
The ‘Rookie of the Year’ category was topped by B1A4, who sold over 20,000 mini-albums as well as gaining the most netizen votes, followed by Boyfriend in second and Block B in third.
B1A4′s Japanese label, Pony Canyon, commented, “It’s a meaningful award in that it’s a combination of votes by consumers of Tower Records.”
Source + Photos: YNA via Naver
by VITALSIGN @ allkpop
SHINee will be releasing a new concert photobook on December 26th!
The photobook will contain pictures from their Asia tour concert, ‘SHINee The 1st Concert – SHINee World‘, along with behind-the-scenes, rehearsal, and waiting room photos, all amounting to a total of 192 pages.
In addition, the photobooks will come with booklets full of stories, Q&A sessions, and handwritten messages and autographs from their Nagoya concert in October.
Fans who weren’t able to attend the concerts definitely won’t want to miss out on this!
Many fashionistas may know of ‘Refinery29.com‘, a popular one-stop website for fashion, style, and shopping.
The site posted an article today called ‘Kpop Cheat Sheet: The Bands To Know Before They Blow Up’, and introduced Big Bang, 2NE1, SNSD, and SHINee to their readers. The passage read:
“Okay, we’re calling it, right here, right now. Kpop is going to be 2012′s hottest trend. Straight out of Seoul, these acts are already bringing their edgy, high-end style and infectious tunes all over the world. Asia knows what we’re talking about. Europe is already obsessed. South America goes gaga for these multi-talented superstars. And North America? The craze has already started with the hottest Korean acts selling out Madison Square Garden in NYC, the Staples Center in LA, and the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas — just to name a few places. For those of you who haven’t yet become ingrained, we’re here to present to you a little primer to get in on the action. We’re giving you the rundown on four of the hottest Kpop artists that are headed for world domination, the songs you need to hear, and, of course, the styles you’re going to want to copy. Big Bang, 2NE1, Shinee, Girl’s Generation. Memorize these names, people. Let the obsession begin.”
In addition to giving some background information on each group and introducing some of their popular songs, the site also analyzed and broke down the style of each group.
The grand prize winners from Japan’s ‘K-Pop Lovers! Awards 2011‘ have just been revealed!
SM Entertainment labelmates Sunny (of SNSD) and Taemin (of SHINee) have been cast as voice actors for the upcoming animation film Koala Kid: Birth of a Hero. Sunny will voice a female koala named Miranda, and Taemin will voice a male koala named Johnny.
The movie will chronicle the adventures of Johnny, an oddball of the circus, who fights against alligators to protect Australia’s natural habitats with his friends and becomes a hero. This is the typical story of an under-appreciated protagonist overcoming a great obstacle and earning the title of being a true hero.
The film will be released in January 2012 in 15 countries. Be sure to bring the children with you if you plan on watching it!
Posted By KIMBERLY @ hellokpop
SHINee‘s popularity in Japan has caused local police to shut down an event 30 minutes before its scheduled launch.
Japan’s Sankei Sports reported that SHINee had planned to carry out a secret event commemorating the release of their new album ‘The First’ on December 7th in Tokyo’s Shibuya area.
An advertisement stating, “Find the 5 Santa Claus whose name starts with an ‘S’”, was posted in front of JR Shibuya Station, which drew approximately 1,000 fans.
The local police came onto the scene and stated that the event had to be shut down since there was no prior notice given, and they were concerned about the risk of accidents due to the sudden influx of people.