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Introducing the first annual “allkpop Awards”!

Posted by diopatra on December 7, 2010

The end of the year is near, and the Korean music industry is abuzz with news of upcoming awards shows that seek to recognize the most outstanding artists in a multitude of categories.

As a nod to these important events in the K-pop realm, allkpop has decided to initiate our first ever “allkpop Awards” this year, and we’re inviting fans from all over the world to determine the results!

That’s right – the votes will be 100% determined by international K-pop fans.

In order to ensure that the results are achieved in a fair manner, we’ve established a system in which votes can be submitted once a day per category via Twitter or Facebook.

Fans can vote as many times as they like over the course of the awards voting period, but again, only one vote per category per day will be counted.

We are aiming to make this an award that accurately represents the opinions of the international K-pop community, so check out the nominees below, and help decide K-pop’s best of 2010!

VOTE HERE

sOURCE: allkpop

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FTIsland to perform in Manila

Posted by diopatra on February 8, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – Rising South Korean boy band FTIsland (FTI) performs at the Plenary Hall of the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) on March 6.

SpinManila, Inc., an events and concerts company brings the first all-out live KPop music experience to the Philippine stage.

FTIsland Manila 2010 Showcase is a two-part limited engagement for devoted FTI fans, a.k.a. “Primadonnas.” Just before the boys hit the center stage, 50 lucky Filipino “Primadonnas” will have a chance to get up-close with the FTIsland members in an exclusive fan meet.

The Manila showcase is part of the popstars’ major Asian tour that started last month in Japan, Thailand, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore.

FTIsland is short for “Five Treasure Island” where each member is considered a treasure. The group started in 2007 and its members are Lee Hong Ki, Choi Jong Hoon (leader, guitar, keyboard), Choi Min Hwan (drums), Song Seung Hyun (guitar, vocal, rap) and Lee Jae Jin (bass, vocal rap).

Touted by Arirang as “Korea’s one and only idol band with a combination of talent and skills,” FTIsland’s members not only sing and dance but play their own instruments as well. Their debut album Cheerful Sensibility earned the sixth slot in South Korea’s best-selling albums in 2007.

Their leader, Choi Jong Hoon plays the piano and the guitar. Lee Hong Ki is the group’s lead vocalist. Bassist Lee Jae Jin became popular when he was cast in a prominent role in the drama Unstoppable Marriage. The youngest in the group, Choi Min Hwan plays the drums. Song Seung Hyun is FTIsland’s latest member, having replaced former member Oh Won Bin.

Their first album Cheerful Sensibility has 13 songs divided into two parts, the Emotional Chapter that is more inclined to rock ballad and FTIsland Chapter that includes upbeat pop and rock songs. The debut sold around 80,000 copies, making it the sixth best-selling album of 2007 in Korea. They won more music awards within their debut year, which includes Best New Male Group in M.Net/KM Music Festival and Best New Group in Asia Song Festival.

The FTIsland Manila 2010 Showcase is sponsored by SpinManila, Inc. and fangirlasia.com, co-presented by Datzentertainment, FNC Music and North Park Group of Companies. Media partners are MYX, the official music channel, U92 and Jam 88.3.

Ticket prices are P2,500, P3,500 and P5,000. Ticketing is open at http://www.ftislandmanila.com and http://www.fangirlasia.com.

Philippine Star

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Ranking of Male and Female Idol Groups by 30 Entertainment Reporters

Posted by diopatra on February 8, 2010

Public Recognition
1. TVXQ
2. Big Bang
3. 2PM
4. Super Junior
5. SS501
6. 2AM
7. SHINee
8. FT Island
9. U-Kiss, BEAST

1.Girl’s Generation
2.2NE1
3.Brown Eyed Girls
4.Wonder Girls
5.KARA
6.4Minute
7.Jewelry
8.After School
9.T-Ara
10.f(x)

Income
1. TVXQ
2. Big Bang
3. Super Junior
4. 2PM
5. SS501
6. FT Island
7. SHINee
8. 2AM
9. U-Kiss, BEAST

1.Girl’s Generation
2.2NE1
3.Brown Eyed Girls
4.KARA
5.Wonder Girls
6.After School
7. Jewelry
8.4Minute
9.T-Ara
10.f(x)

Vocal Skills
1 TVXQ
2 2AM
3 Big Bang
4 FT Island
5 SHINee
6 2PM
7 Super Junior
8 SS501
9 BEAST
10 U-Kiss

Dancing Skills
1 2PM
2 TVXQ
3 Super Junior
4 Big Bang
5 SHINee
6 SS501
7 BEAST
8 U-Kiss
9 2AM
10 FT Island

1. Girl’s Generation
2. 2ne1
3. After School
4. 4minute
5. Brown Eyed Girls
6. Wonder Girls
7. Kara
8. F(x)
9. Jewelry
10. T-Ara

Fashion Sense
1 Big Bang
2 TVXQ
3 2PM
4 SHINee
5 Super Junior
6 SS501
7 2AM
8 FT Island
9 U-Kiss, BEAST

1.Girl’s Generation
2.2NE1
3.Brown Eyed Girls
4.Wonder Girls
5.4Minute
6.KARA
7.After School
8.Jewelry
9.f(x)
10.T-Ara

Overall for male idol groups
1 TVXQ
2 Big Bang
3 2PM
4 Super Junior
5 SHINee
6 SS501
7 2AM
8 FT Island
9 BEAST
10 U-Kiss

1.Girl’s Generation
2.Wonder Girls
3.2NE1
4.KARA
5.Brown Eyed Girls
6. Jewelry
7.After School
8.4Minute
9.T-Ara
10.f(x)

Source: [tvn enews+Naver Blog (screencaps)+Yuaerubi]
Translation credits: jeeelim5@tohosomnia.net
Shared by: tohosomnia.net

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The Most Frightening Fan Lee Hongki Ever Met

Posted by diopatra on July 25, 2009

Credits: Newsen + ying1005 @ primanoona (translation)

Lee Hongki revealed an episode on the most frightening fan he’d ever met so far.

At the recording of “Star Golden Bell“, MC Kim Jedong asked, “What kind of fan is the most frightening so far?” and Lee Hongki replied, “It’s one of our member Choi Jonghoon’s fan. She’s always seen carrying a placard that says ‘Jonghoon ah, draw out your blood’”.

Following this, they received a present from this particular fan. They opened the box and found a syringe filled with blood inside.

Lee Hongki also said that, “We were very shocked to receive this. But upon realising that it was not blood but ketchup in the syringe, we all gave a sigh of relief,” and created lots of laughter at the studio.

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FT Island impresses ‘Primadonna’

Posted by diopatra on July 7, 2009

Credit to: Newsen + qtkrngal515@LoveFT-I.co.nr

FT Island (Song Seunghyun, Lee Jaejin, Choi Jonghun, Choi Minhwan, Lee Hongki)’s girlfriend ‘Primadonna’ hosted their first event.

FT Island’s official Fanclub Primadonna’s event occurred on June 28, 2009 at 6PM in Jang Choong Gym in Seoul with fan’s warm love.

‘Primadonna’ means opera’s number 1 singer, but in this case it means FT Island’s number one girlfriend. At this Fanclub’s event they had the concept of ‘Making girlfriend, making boyfriend.’

On this day, FT Island members did a physical test, private life test missions and individual events to attract ‘Primadonnas.’

For the very first mission, physical test, all members passed the Push-up mission. Next, the members did a sense test where they individually had to do a mission.

The missions FT Island participated in were sexy multiplication table, leg separation, whistling after eating bread, etc.

Also, to find out about the members’ private lives, Primadonnas searched all the members’ bags. In Jaejin’s bag, there were English and Japanese books so Primadonnas were admired while in Seunghyun’s bag, there were Porn DVDs so the fans were shocked.

Also, on this day of the Fanclub’s event, FT Island’s 5 members had a talent show showing off their individual talents.

First, Drummer Minhwan made Vocal Hongki nervous by singing Buzz’s ‘Thorn’ (Gahsi). Then Guitarist Jonghun amused the fans by playing the sweet ‘Canon in D’ with his electric guitar.

On the other hand, Vocal Hongki turned into a rapper and performed MC Mong’s ‘I’m Still a Man.’

Vocal Seunghyun played Yiruma’s ‘Kiss the Rain’ on piano and captured fan’s hearts.

Lastly, Bass Jaejin performed Radio Head’s ‘Creep’ live with his acoustic guitar.

Because of their 5 different individual personalities, the fans were in tears because they were touched.

At this event, the fans chose Choi Minhwan as the best boyfriend.

After spending around 2 hours to attract their girlfriends, ‘Primadonna,’ F.T. Island members finished the event off with a video letter that expressed their feelings.

The members finished off the event by saying touching statements such as “It’s okay if you guys had fun,” “We’re sad that we were nervous a lot but we don’t regret anything,” and “We will have a better time at the next event” and singing ‘Primadonna,’ a song on their next special album.

FT Island members left for Japan for a concert on June 29th and are going on their Asia Tour in different countries including Thailand, Taiwan, and Shanghai. For 4 days from June 25th to June 27th, FT Island had concerts in Singapore.

FTIsland 3rd Album will be releasing this July.

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