It was revealed that G-Dragon used to be a trainee with SM Entertainment. That makes one wonder, what if G-Dragon had been a part of DBSK, or even Super Junior? On May 8, Mnet’s “Wide Entertainment News” revealed 8 secrets about celebrities’ pasts.
Following the releases of the character posters for f(x), SHINee, BoA, and Kangta, TVXQ has released their own character poster for SM Entertainment’s upcoming film, ‘I AM‘.
The poster shows the charismatic members during a performance in a concert.
Yunho‘s poster states, “Aren’t we the representatives of Korea?” while Changmin‘s reads, “I never dreamed that I would become a star.”
The movie will contain footage from behind the scenes of SMTOWN concerts as well as the the process of preparation and daily lives of the SM Entertainment artists. The movie will hit theaters in May.
Excerpt from rookie group NU’EST’s interview with WStar News:
Q: Excluding your sunbaes of the same agency, who is your favorite singer?
JR: The members all like TVXQ and Big Bang. As for individually, I like Eminem. At first, no one appreciated him, but he put in a lot of effort and later, he achieved recognition from white people, black people, everyone and became the best singer. I also want to try to become the best musician recognized by everyone.
Ren: I like Michael Jackson and Beyonce. I long to take after their perfection.
‘I Am‘, the upcoming film featuring the stories of SM Entertainment artists BoA, TVXQ, Girls’ Generation, and others, has finally revealed its release date!
The film has decided on May as its official release, and on March 21st, revealed the first of what will be a series of teasers to come. The first teaser is an official poster featuring a typographic compilation of all of the artists under SM Entertainment.
‘I Am’ previously received an explosive response with the launching of its worldwide UCC project event, where fans all over the world from the States, Canada, China, Japan, Germany, the Philippines, Indonesia, Columbia, Peru, and more sent in videos of cover dances.
The film is a biographic record of the years of effort made by the artists to realize their passions and dreams. Fans can look forward to everything from stage performances of ‘SM Town Live World Tour in New York’ to their day-to-day activities.
The Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) has announced the winners of “The 26th Japan Gold Disc Award” on January 27th, and many Korean artists were featured.
The Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) recently conducted a survey on the brand image of South Korea among young people in Europe. They surveyed 1208 youths, aged 18-30 years old, in five major European cities — London, Paris, Frankfurt, Milan and Budapest.
TVXQ has become the #1 searched term for the male celebrity category in Japan.
On December 8th, MSN Japan‘s ‘Keyword Search Yearly Ranking 2011′ reported that TVXQ had beat out popular Japanese artists to place 1st in the top 50 of the male celebrities category.
Additionally, the group came in #2 on Yahoo Japan‘s ’2011 Search Word Ranking’ in the famous males category, right after the popular Japanese group Arashi.
This comes as no surprise, considering that the boys dominated the Oricon weekly and monthly chart with ‘Keep Your Head Down’ and ‘TONE’. ‘TONE’ also became the first album in 11 years to sell 200,000 copies within the first week alone.