After announcing his second solo comeback yesterday, SS501‘s Heo Young Saeng is back with new teaser images!
The countdown for his second mini-album, ‘SOLO‘, has begun with a relese date set for May 22nd. Fans all over the world are already sharing their excitement and anticipation for his return through social network services.
‘SOLO’ has been revealed to be the complete production of Heo Young Saeng himself, having participated in the overall planning process and even its production. He’s looking to step up from an idol to an artist by having his name credited as the co-producer.
His title track, “Crying“, is described to be a medium pop R&B track about a man’s wish for his ex-lover to return.
On December 27th, Heo Young Saeng teamed up with a famous music director, Park Sun Joo, to create “The Words On My Lips” OST for JTBC‘s drama Fermentation Family.
“The Words On My Lips” is about a man who wants to confess his love but is filled with fear and regret.
Heo Young Seang’s sweet voice matches well with the song’s sad melody.
Check out “The Words On My Lips” below:
To thank fans for the tremendous success of his “Break Down” and “Lucky” albums this year, Kim Hyun Joong will be releasing a digital single titled “Marry Me“.
Having personally participated in the production of the single, “Marry Me” carries an acoustic melody with lyrics promising eternal love for his fans.
The single also contains a music video utilizing sand animation as well as fan-submitted photos. Kim Hyun Joong previously held an event on his homepage, asking fans to submit photos of the most happiest moments of their lives. 1,000 of those submissions were chosen to be included in his new music video.
“Marry Me” will be released online on December 15th, along with two different music videos.
Source + Photos: Star News via Naver
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f(x)‘s Luna and SS501‘s Kim Kyu Jong have confirmed their casting for TV Chosun‘s upcoming drama, ‘Saving Ajumma Go Bong Shil‘!
Although they have experience acting in musicals, this will be their first time acting in more formal roles for a TV series. Both Luna and Kim Kyu Jong are known for being idols that exude charisma on stage, so audiences are looking forward to see how that will translate on to the drama.
Luna will play the role of Kim Hae Sook’s maknae daughter ‘Seo In Young’ (21), a college student majoring in Western Painting, while Kim Kyu Jong will play the role of ‘Nicki’ (24), a man who dreams of becoming a musical actor. Since the drama is centered around Kim Hae Sook, their roles won’t be as extensive as the rest of the cast; however, they are still very important characters to the plot.
Luna stated, “It’s my first drama so I’m extremely scared and nervous, but I’ll try to show as much of my character as I can.” Kim Kyu Jong added, “As my character isn’t someone that leads the plot, I will use this experience to learn and grow.”
Source + Photos: Issue Daily via Naver
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SS501 member Kim Kyu Jong expressed his disappointment in not receiving any acting advice from his fellow members.
At the press conference for TVChosun‘s new drama ‘Saving Ahjooma Go Bong Sil’ that took place at Kyungnam’s Hilton Golf and Spa Resort Clubhouse on the 7th, Kim Kyu Jong remarked,,
“They simply told me to ‘do well’,” he revealed. “Everyone is so busy, they don’t even have time to take care of themselves, let alone me.”
“All of us members agreed that we would focus on individual promotions for this year and next. I hope that we will all work really hard and we will be able to greet each other as good-willed rivals,” he added with hope.
According to a broadcasting management representative, SS501 leader Kim Hyun Joong has been cast as the male lead in TV Chosun‘s new K-drama ‘Speed‘, written by Ma Jin Won along with Lee Dong Hwa and directed by Yang Yoon Ho.
The representative informed MyDaily during a phone interview on the 5th, “His agency has agreed to Kim Hyun Joong taking on the new role, but the formal contracts have yet to be signed at this point in time.”
Kim Hyun Joong’s agency KeyEast Entertainment remarked, “It is true that we received an offer and are optimistically looking through the script.”
‘Speed’ is a car-racing blockbuster drama and is receiving attention as it is directed by Yang Yun Ho who in the past has taken on projects such as ‘Wind Fighter‘, ‘Libera Me‘, as well as KBS 2TV‘s 2009 hit drama ‘IRIS‘.
SS501‘s Kim Hyung Jun will be releasing his first solo DVD.
Agency S-Plus Entertainment stated, “The DVD will contain footage from Kim Hyung Jun’s performances in Japan, including his concert on November 10th.” The singer decided to release the DVD after receiving constant requests by fans.
The DVD will also contain the remixed version of “My Girl” as well as his new single, “Sleepless Night“. Fans will find a life-sized poster and other gifts with the DVD.
In related news, Kim Hyung Jun will be holding a fan signing event on November 13th in Korea.
Source + Photo: Nate
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