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SM Audition


SM Entertainment is holding another worldwide search for talent. The “2009 SM Entertainment Global Audition” officially starts in Korea on February 14.

They plan on traveling to 15 different countries this year including the U.S., Canada, Japan, China, Taiwan, Thailand, and Malaysia. SM is looking for fresh meat that is talented in any of these categories: singing, acting, modeling, dancing, and music composition. All applicants are welcomed, which means, anyone of any age or nationality can audition and try their luck at becoming the next BoA, DBSK, SNSD, SHINee, etc… The dates for the Korea auditions have been set but dates for the other countries listed are still pending. Check out SM Entertainment’s website for more info and updates on when and where they'll stop by your neck of the woods.

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The MNET Super 100 Idols


MNET Super 100 Idols

MNET has been slowly releasing various names for their "Super 100" Idols list for the past few weeks. Well now the full list has been released!

The list consists of artists both old and new and includes some of the biggest names in KPOP.

I don't know how the list was compiled (I'm guessing internal voting at MNET), but I was surprised to see Big Bang's G-Dragon at the top of the list. Also surprising was seeing Wonder Girl Sohee at second place. For the most part, I agree with the list although I would argue with some of the placements. Anyways, check out the full list below.

MNET Super 100 Idols:
 

1 - Big bang, Kwon Jiyong
2 - Wonder Girls, Sohee
3 - DBSK, Xiah junsu
4 - Big Bang, TOP
5 - DBSK, U-Know Yunho
6 - SS501, Kim Hyunjoong
7 - Fin.K.L, Lee Hyori
8 - SNSD, Taeyeon
9 - H.O.T, Jang Woohyuk
10 - DBSK, Micky Yoochun
11 - Big Bang, Daesung
12 - SES, Yoojin
13 - Shinhwa, Eric
14 - Wonder Girls, Sunye
15 - Big Bang, Taeyang
16 - DBSK, Hero Jaejoong
17 - 2PM, Nickhun
18 - Fin.K.L, Sung Yuri
19 - Shinee, Taemin
20 - Super Junior, Eunhyuk
21 - 2AM, Jokwon
22 - SNSD, Yoona
23 - G.O.D, Yoon Gyesang
24 - FT Island, Lee Hongki
25 - Sechs Kies, Eun Jiwon
26 - Dbsk, Changmin
27 - H.O.T., KangTa
28 - Wonder Girls, Sunmi
29 - SHINee Minho
30 - KARA, Han Seungyeon
31 - Bigbang, Seungri
32 - Super Junior, Heechul
33 - H.O.T., Tony An
34 - Shinhwa, Andy
35 - Se7en
36 - 2PM, Chansung
37 - Super Junior, Shindong
38 - SS501, Kim Kyujong
39 - Wonder Girls, Yoobin
40 - SNSD, Tiffany
41 - SHINee, Onew
42 - Super Junior KangIn
43 - Wonder Girls, Yeeun
44 - F.T.Island, Choi Jong Hun
45 - Sugar, Ayumi
46 - Shinhwa, Kim Dongwan
47 - Buzz, Min Kyunghoon
48 - CSJH, Stephanie
49 - Super Junior Siwon
50 - Sechs Kies, Go Ji-Yong
51 - Jung Jihoon (Rain)
52 - S.E.S, Bada
53 - 2PM, TaecYeon
54 - KARA, Goo HaRa
55 - Super Junior Sungmin
56 - SS501, Kim Hyung Joon
57 - 1TYM, Danny
58 - Super Junior Eeteuk
59 - SHINee, Jonghyun
60 - G.O.D, Son HoYoung
61 - SNSD, Seohyun
62 - Shinhwa, Junjin
63 - H.O.T., Moon Heejun
64 - Shinhwa, Shin Hyesung
65 - Click B, Oh, JongHyeok
66 - SNSD, Yuri
67 - Super Junior, Hangyeong
68 - Sechs Kies, Jang Suwon
69 - CSJH, Dana
70 - Super Junior, Kibeom
71 - FIN.K.L, Leejin
72 - Taesaja, Park Junsook
73 - NRG, Moon Seonghun
74 - Baby Vox, Kan Miyeon
75 - Click B, Kim Sanghyuk
76 - SS501, Heo Young Saeng
77 - FIN.K.L, Ok Juhyeon
78 - G.O.D, Denian
79 - Ttma, Soy
80 - 2PM Jaebeom
81 - SHINee, KEY
82 - Sugar, Park Sujin
83 - NRG, No Yumin
84 - 1TYM, Oh Jinhwan
85 - SNSD, Jessica
86 - Shinhwa, Lee Min Woo
87 - F.T.Island, Choi Minhwan
88 - Click B, Yoo Hosook
89 - Super Junior, Donghae
90 - Baby Vox, Shim EunJin
91 - Buzz, Son SungHee
92 - Supernova ,Geonil
93 - Taesaja, Kim hyungjun
94 - SNSD, Sooyoung
95 - Choi Changmin
96 - Milk, Seo Hyunjin
97 - Battle, Hwichan
98 - The TRAX, Jay Kim
99 -Sechs Kies, Kang Aunghoon
100 - Baby Vox Yoon Eunhye

Credits: source: Spectacle! Forum, credit: etbbong + daum + mnet, translated by: sunmijjang

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Photos of TVXQ Baby Jaejoong


Photos of TVXQ Baby Jaejoong

Photos of TVXQ / DBSK's Jaejoong as a baby has been released. I don't know if these pictures were taken with his real or adoptive mother but either way, the photos look really adorable! Check them out below.

Credits: alwaysjj / Mabe


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Number of Dong Bang Shin Ki fanclubs


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817,590 + 212,022 = 1,029,612
And this amount is only for fans in Korea, excluding us international fans ^^
credits to: Baidu + xietinloveshero + sharingyoochun@wordpress
Heads-up: chunjess @Soompi

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On February 4th, in the morning, SM artists are having singing rehearsal for Music Industry New Year meeting as announced by Ministry of Culture for the government’s mid-term plan at Gangnam-Gu, Seoul.

The Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Minister Yoo appointed 5 teams to join the Korean music globalization promotion team, they are: world star Rain, TVXQ, Big Bang, Girl’s Generation, and Wonder Girls. These teams will lead in the globalization of Korean pop music in the matter of Korean wave.

The ministry said, “This music industry meeting is included in one of the South Korea government’s medium-term plan. Government concerns and encourages staffs in music industry to promote the globalization of Korean music.”
CREDITS TO:
source: SPN News + 내심촹
trans: sharingyoochun@wordpress

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TVXQ gets SMAPed!


TVXQ will guest star on the Japanese television show SMAPxSMAP. SMAPxSMAP is a popular show which is hosted by one of Japan's biggest boy band's SMAP, who is under the Johnny's Entertainment label.

Although SMAP was one of the least popular Johnny's groups, members of the boy band were able to branch out into television and other activities, which launched them into stardom, especially Kimura Takuya and Nakai Masahiro. SMAP is now one of Japan's most popular and longest running idol bands, as they debuted in 1991 and are still going strong today. The grand fathers of Johnny's Entertainment, if you will. Anyway, fans of TVXQ are extremely excited about them guest starring on SMAP's television show, as this is an excellent opportunity for TVXQ to further promote themselves in Japan and this appearance may even allow them to compete against KAT-TUN, when they go head to head on March 11th, 2009, with their single "Survivor."

It seems TVXQ has been gaining ground in Japan. Just last year, TVXQ was virtually banned from Music Station, due to JE's monopoly over the pop scene, but now JE has invited them to guest star on their very own boy band's television show? Perhaps TVXQ will also be allowed on Music Station now to promote their upcoming single... we'll find out soon!

Thanks to meoone, magic castle, xiah sarang and avril for the tips!

Some of the SMAP members back in the day:
TVXQ and SMAP

SMAP members now:
TVXQ and SMAP

taken from allkpop

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Round 1: TVXQ vs KAT-TUN


Tohoshinki JPOP Japanese Music

We all know that TVXQ / DBSK / Tohoshinki has been successful in Japan with a multitude of #1 hits on both the Oricon Daily and Weekly Charts. However, every time they achieved #1, the big JE (Johnny's Entertainment) groups weren't around. Things are about to heat up, because TVXQ's next single "Survivor" will be going head to head with KAT-TUN's "Rescue." Both singles are scheduled to be released on March 11th.

Many fans have suggested that TVXQ move the release a week earlier to March 4th, but Oricon Toppers Arashi and Koda Kumi will be releasing their singles on March 4th.

Can TVXQ survive with "Survivor?" They probably won't beat out KAT-TUN for the top spot, but things are getting interesting. Thanks to anonymous and five stella nights for the tips.

taken  out from allkpop

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TVXQ for Development of Pop Culture Received Recognition Award
Pop group TVXQ of South Korea received a recognition award for their contribution to the pop culture industry.

On January 20 at 4PM at Yeouido, Seoul TVXQ was given a recognition award by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism during the 17th meeting of the Korea Entertainment Producers Association.

KOFICE (Korean Foundation of International Cultural Exchange) and KEPA (Korea Entertainment Producers Association) selects one singer in the pop culture industry to merit this award. Since TVXQ cannot be present to receive their award SMEntertainment agency sent a representative to accept the award for them.

Organizers said, "TVXQ's commitment and passion greatly contributed to the development of the Popular Culture Industry, so this recognition award is being given."

Chairman of KOFICE Shin Hyun-Taek added, "They are the era of the Korean Wave. Despite the difficulties in the economy they were able to sell-out. Acknowledging online users did not stop them from getting the Golden Disk Award and the other Korean Music Awards just recently. "

Meanwhile, the CEO heads of the Korean Entertainment Industry SM-JYP-YG-Star Empires each received a plaque of recognition from the KOCCA (Korea Culture and Content Agency).
CREDITS TO: rinny@asiae.co.kr + DNBN
Trans: fangirlmitz

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Last year the countries' top stars are abundantly active. In 2009, targeting overseas markets, the competitional face-off is still on outside their hometown. BoA and SE7EN declared their United States tour, while TVXQ, Wonder Girls and Big Bang, bands which was active in domestic last year, are turning their eyes towards the US and Japan overseas market invasion as their plans.

Firstly, TVXQ's 4th album MIROTIC at the end of last year swept away all the big hit awards, and now they will once again try for the Japanese market. Already in Japan they achieved their 5th consecutive Oricon Daily Singles Number 1 song for their single Bolero (reporter wrote "Wasurenaide") as soon as it went on sale on the 21st. This is already the sixth number 1 of TVXQ in the Oricon Daily Single Chart. At the end of the year they appeared on NHK Kohaku in the first half, proving their status in Japan. In March they will be releasing their Japanese album, and have announced the plan to focus their activities for the first half of the year there.Last year and this year TVXQ has been going on activities without pause to rise to their Korean fans' expectations. Last year, with 5 of their released Japanese singles getting number 1 in the Oricon Weekly Charts, they rose above idol group Arashi with the most number 1 record and showing strong position because of it. In the heart of Asia, including Japan, as TVXQ walks their path, they get the attention of music fans.

This year Big Bang is determined to be a star in Japan. November last year, their single With You had a local passionate reaction from the Japanese fans from it's release in the hot summer there, and plan to make aggressive attacks for the Japanese market. In late January Big Bang will start their concert as well as personal activities, with their solo singles showing off musical skills. They will also have activities in Japan this summer and a new album in Korea for the second half of the year. They will be busy with overseas activites at home and abroad.

Wonder Girls' tour during the first half of the year overseas stretched out to the world as they plan to strenghten their foothold internationally staring with March 28 at the first concert in Bangkok, Thailand and then to the United States, then LA, Orange County, as well as a concert in New York to meet foreign fans.

Active last year, world star Rain will also be debuting with an album in the United States, and is determined to make it as a singer there.

In addition to the U.S. debut in October last year, Se7en will also be attacking the world market for the first half of the year.
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Source: hero@mydaily.co.kr,mydaily
Trans: fangirlmitz
Shared By: DBSKnights

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