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SM Entertainment artists’ new music videos

Lately there’s been a lot of new music videos coming out from SM’s artist:

  • BoA is back in Korea taking her place again after she has been here in the US for over a year with her American debut and in Japan taking her place there also.
  • Kangta, former member of the group H.O.T from the 90s, is taking on the Chinese market with his new song.
  • SNSD is in Japan moving up the Japanese charts and now have a Japanese version of their song Gee along with a new video that also stars MinHo from SHINee.
  • SHINee is out with another video called Hello that everyone started loving within a minute of it being released.

BoA’s new song ‘Copy and Paste’

Kangta 愛, 頻率’




SNSD ‘Gee’





SHINee ‘Hello’





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New Korean Girl Group f(x)

New girl group f(x) edgier, shows promise

Sexy and hot, the latest girl group from entertainment and media goliath S.M. Entertainment turned up the heat at their showcase on Wednesday at the Fashion Center’s Event Hall in Daechi-dong, southern Seoul.

f(x)

f(x)

Unlike their predecessors – the near-iconic Girls’ Generation – the new girls-in-town do not boast a powder-puff pink sound. For an idea of the kind of vibe this five-girl band packs, think the Pussycat Dolls or Danity Kane.

With the dance moves to match their amped-up and hard-hitting sound, Krystal, Sulli, Luna, Amber and Victoria hit the stage, writhing and wriggling in slinky black outfits. When they donned black chapeaus and did a number to Sam Sparro’s sensual “Black and Gold” the whole performance took on a slightly burlesque tilt.

Tall, willowy and doll-faced, the latest addition to S.M.’s burgeoning group of talent shows promise. Two members, in particular, stood out from the group during Wednesday’s showcase.

Amber – picked up by S.M. in Orange County – drew cheers with her fly dance moves and smooth rap skills. Displaying rhythm, flow and speed, the Chinese-American tomboy performed a bit of Fort Minor’s “Believe Me” and then showcased her ability to deftly splice her rap into the chorus to the group’s debut single, “LA chA TA.”

Her low and brandied vocals, slick razor-edged bob and hip wardrobe are sure to attract boys who want to dress like her and girls who are going to crush on her.

When asked how she first started rapping, the 16-year-old girl group member, an admirer of rap artist Nas, answered: “Rap was originally a hobby of mine.”

Fellow member Victoria also stood out during the showcase. Hailing from one of Beijing’s leading dance academies, the lithe Chinese native graced the stage with her acrobatic skills and stellar moves.

The eldest of the group, the 22-year-old performer assumed responsibility as the head of f(x), declaring: “I want to be a hard-working leader.”

A member of the press asked her if the new Asian pop dance group had plans to go abroad, to which Victoria answered that the group is slated to perform throughout Asia.

Korean members Krystal, Sulli and Luna – aged 14, 15 and 16, respectively – also showcased their talents on Wednesday. Luna wowed with her powerful vocals, while Krystal and Sulli moved to a mix of Joe, Marques Houston and T-Pain.

The audience was treated to the first performance of the group’s never-before-released single “Mr. Boogie” followed by a performance of their newly-minted “LA chA TA.”

Fast-paced, backed by an electronic backbeat and sensual, both singles seemed highly club-appropriate, taking away any notions that S.M.’s latest addition would inherit its girl group predecessor’s sugary sound.

It is hard to tell, at this point, as to who f(x)’s target audience is. Yet it seems to be picking up on a trend towards a slightly sexier, edgier and more electronic sound, as evidenced by hit girl group songs like Brown Eyed Girls’ “Abracadabra” and 2NE1’s “Fire.”

The name of the group, in particular, seems to bear some scientific futuristic significance. A play on the mathematical notation for function, “f” signifies “flower” and “x” represents the female’s double X chromosome.

While the band is brand new, several of its members have appeared on both the small and the big screen. Krystal – younger sister to Girls’ Generation member Jessica – starred in boy band SHINee’s music video “Juliette” prior to her debut. Sulli racked up acting experience in two SBS dramas and several films, while leader Victoria starred opposite Korean pop star Rain in a Samsung Anycall commercial that aired in China.

Their new single “LA chA TA” was released online on Tuesday. The band is slated to make their television debut on MBC on Saturday. (Korea Herald)

-I myself was shocked by Amber’s appearance (the one that looks like a guy) and a lot of my friends asked why was there a guy in an all girl group only to find out the “guy” is a girl. But for some reason I like the way she is. I hope to see move greatness from the girls.

here’s a link to their mv.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTWJS7ioBE4

あいしてる!Aisha

Asia’s superstar group TVXQ about to disband?


This is my first post of news and it’s something that affects Asian music as a whole, since they are one of the most if not the most popular group in Asia and well-known all around the world even here in America, selling out concerts in less than 3 minutes and touring world-wide and their official fan club Cassiopeia has been watching and waiting on the news about this event.

Three members of Korea’s hottest pop group TVXQ –Park “Micky” YooChun,Kim “Xiah” JunSu, and Kim “Hero” JaeJoong – filed a legal action against its agency, SM Entertainment. The law firm representing the three members said that they signed 13-year exclusive contracts with SM Entertainment, which is essentially binding lifelong contracts. They also claimed that the profit distribution enforced on them by SM Entertainment is unfair.

The press release issued by the lawyers said that the group was subject to grueling schedule since their debut in 2004, shuttling between Japan, China and Korea with very little rest. They can’t get out of this predicament, because they essentially belong to SM Entertainment for 13 years, 15 years if military services are included. The members were also given only 0.4 to 1% of total album sales. Before the contract revision in February, they were promised only 10 million won each if the previous album sold more than 500 thousand copies.

The fans of TVXQ have been in a state of panic ever since the news of a possible breakup made the headlines. Despite the provisional disposition to terminate the contracts, however, the remaining two members – Jung “U-Know” YunHo and Shim “Max” ChangMin – and the agency both said that the band would continue performing and it would not disband.

At this rate every fan is still feeling uncertain, TVXQ has already lasted past the “SM Entertainment 5-year curse”, since most groups once they go 5 years they disband, besides SHINHWA, but they did leave the company. So TVXQ is the first to be around this long and fans are edgy and very protective of the 5 members. I will keep you updated.

あいしてる! ♥

Aisha