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Rain’s Visit to Taiwan Paralyzes Airport

Posted by diopatra on January 31, 2010

The Korean singer Rain descended in Kaohsiung, causing the second-largest city in Taiwan to become paralyzed by a swarm of fans who came out to welcome him.

Rain arrived in the Taiwanese city on Thursday night for his performance, titled “Legend of Rainism.”

Even though his arrival time was 10 p.m., some 500 fans gathered at the airport to see the Korean pop idol.

The airport pooled a number of security guards to maintain order, according to the JoongAng Ilbo Saturday.

A number of Taiwanese media outlets also dispatched reporters and TV crews to the scene.

The city’s major Qu Ju also showed up in person at the airport, introducing Rain to the fans. Rain responded by saying “It’s my great pleasure to visit Kaohsiung” in the local Taiwanese dialect.

Korea Times

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Rain’s boy band MBLAQ gaining popularity in Japan

Posted by diopatra on January 28, 2010

Korean idol group MBLAQ’s popularity in Japan and Korea has been on the rise since their performance at Rain’s Osaka concert over the weekend, according to a press release by their agency on Wednesday.

The quintet’s opening performance at the “Legend of Rainism” tour on January 23 and 24 caught the attention of major record company executives in Japan, J. Tune Camp said in the statement.

“We are discussing the [contract] terms in detail with several companies,” an official at J. Tune was quoted as saying. “We will work out the best possible terms and prepare their Japanese debut step by step.”

Their increasing popularity appears to have carried over to Korea as well; the group has been racking up album sales in Korea, according to estimates released today by Hanteo Chart — which uses a sampling method to predict online and offline record sales in the country.

For the week of January 19 thru 25, the group’s first single “Just Blaq” sold 2,267 copies, ranking third in weekly album sales behind boy bands TVXQ and CNBLUE. The feat may be regarded as unusual, considering it was released three months ago and the group is currently on a break, preparing to come out with a new single.

MBLAQ — which stands for “Music Boys Live in Absolute Quality” — was created and trained by Asian superstar Rain for two years. They debuted in October 2009 as the first group that Rain introduced to the public since he turned producer.

Asiae

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[CHANNEL V] Battle of the POP: Girls vs Boys

Posted by diopatra on May 2, 2009

another Battle of the POP by Channel V. this time its boys vs the girls.

even though the poll just started, im going to predict that the finals will be boy vs boy. lolz.

anyweiz, those who want to join the poll, if you havent registered yet,

register here

and vote for your favorite artist here

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Battle of the Pop: Asia vs Asia

Posted by diopatra on April 16, 2009

contest

It’s the Battle of the Pop: Asia vs Asia!

Prepare yourselves for the ultimate musical showdown. In this second edition of Battle of the Pop we’re putting the very best of Asia up against each other for the Channel [V] Pop Star Throne. We know just how much you love the fresh Asian pop sound and so we’re giving you the chance to decide who the ultimate Asian sensation is! Big Bang vs Tohoshinki, Lollipop vs Farenheit, News vs Super Junior, S.H.E. vs Wonder Girls – Can you choose sides between the best of the best?

As Asia’s top music acts square off, viewers can vote for who rocks their world by logging on to . Join the battle by selecting your favorite artists from each country and telling us why they are the best in the pop world. We’ll tally up the votes and show you who reigns superior in the Battle of the Pop Asian Edition with special back-to-back music videos only on Channel [V].

RAIN was crowned the King of Pop in the first Channel [V] Battle of the Pop: Asia vs America. You can view the results by clicking here

Vote for your favorite artists and YOU might be one of 5 lucky winners of fabulous and trendy PRIZES courtesy of [V]!

– Round 1 ended April 6th

– Round 2 ended April 13th

Round 3 ends on FRIDAY, April 17th so be sure to get your votes in now.

**Don’t forget to tune in to Channel [V] at 4.45pm & 8.45pm HK/SIN from Monday to Friday to catch the music videos of these hot Asian superstars on air, and watch out for the results on SUNDAY, 26th April 7am HK/SIN, 8am MAL!

Vote for your favorite artists now!

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