Monday, May 30, 2011

[News] Kim Hyun Joong Unveils His Official Cartoon Avatar, U:ZOOSIN

On May 30th, SS501’s Kim Hyun Joong revealed his official character, ‘U:ZOOSIN‘. The character will be used to represent Kim Hyun Joong and his posts on his official homepage and mobile sites.
A representative of KeyEast explained, “We came up with the idea of using an alien and adding a friendly touch. In addition to the charisma that he shows on stage and through his work, Kim Hyun Joong has a four-dimensional personality, which we tried to reflect in his character. We’re looking forward to the character’s growth as a much-loved image with both males and females of all ages.”
Netizens commented, “I’m glad he has a character to represent him,” and “It’s cute but also charismatic!”


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Saturday, May 28, 2011

[News] Kim Hyun Joong Guest on KBS Running Man

SS501’s Kim Hyun Joong is causing a lot of excitement after he was spotted in a series of leaked photos. SBS’s ‘Running Man’.
A viral post has been going around on various community boards, with the title ‘Kim Hyun Joong is appearing on ‘Running Man’.
The popular variety show from SBS brings on the nation’s top celebrities to face off against cast members in the completion of missions. It looks like Kim Hyun Joong is slotted to appear on a future episode, and fans can’t wait to see their favorite idol in action.
Naturally, any new photo of the SS501 star immediately draws reactions of how hot he looks with his short haircut.
Netizens have been commenting, “Looks like he’s appearing in time with his solo activities”, “Even though it looks like he gained weight, he’s still hot”, and “Look at that superior sculpture-like beauty”.
Stay tuned for more as he prepares to release his first mini-album on June 8th!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

[News + Preview] Kim Hyun Joong Releases ‘Please’ MV Teaser

Ahead of the release of his titletrack, SS501’s Kim Hyun Joong has released a surprise music video teaser for “Please“, officially kicking off his comeback preparations.
“Please” is a pop R&B track off of his upcoming mini-album and features a beautiful piano melody and a heavy orchestra arrangement that brings out the sadness of the lyrics.
His mini-album, “Break Down“, has been kept veiled for some time now, so this teaser is definitely garnering an explosive response amongst patient fans.
Actress Kim Min Seo stars in the teaser alongside Kim Hyun Joong, who departed from his usual image by sporting a shorter hair cut.
KeyEast stated, “Ahead of the release of the mini-album’s title track, ‘Break Down’, we have decided to release ‘Please.’ This music video is the work of the top staff of Korea, and we are sure fans are looking forward to seeing his new image.”
“Please” will be released online on May 31st, followed by the full music video on June 2nd. Kim Hyun Joong will also be holding a showcase for 4,000 lucky fans on June 7th.
Check the video below:


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Friday, May 20, 2011

[News] Kim Kyu Jong Poses with Park Jung Min at Goong Conference


 On May 20th, Park Jung Min shared a photo with “Goong” cast member Kim Kyu Jong during the musical’s production conference.
He wrote, “After the production conference was over, Kyu Jong and I took some sel-cas~ We’re expressing the atmosphere of the conference with our bodies~? Because we’ve been inside for so long, we don’t know whether we’re in Korea or Japan.”
Fans commented, “Musical ‘Goong’ daebak!”, and “I love seeing the members together like this.”
Goong” will begin playing in Kyoto, Japan on June 11th.


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Thursday, May 19, 2011

[News] Pre-Orders for Kim Hyun Joong 1st Mini Album to Begin this Week

 on May 19, 2011 at 4:18 am
 Starting on May 20th, SS501’s Kim Hyun Joong will be opening pre-orders for his debut mini-album all across Asia through Hot Tracks, Yes24, Interpark, Aladdin, and other online music sites.
KeyEast Entertainment stated, “Kim Hyun Joong personally participated in the overall production of the mini-album, so it’s especially important to him. Since it is his first solo album, it will feature tracks that embody who he is as a person.”
They continued, “Once news of Kim Hyun Joong’s album was released, Korean and international fans began asking an endless amount of questions about it. Thus, we’ve decided to take pre-orders ahead of its release.”
The album will officially drop online on June 7th. On the same day, Kim Hyun Joong will be holding a showcase with 5,000 fans, which will be followed by the album being available in stores on the 8th.
KeyEast commented, “Since he’s greeting his fans with his solo debut, he’s adamant about showing only the best performance possible. In order to create memories for his fans, he’s working hard on his live and performance preparations, so we ask for your anticipation.”

Friday, May 13, 2011

[News] Heo Young Saeng Makes His Debut on KBS Music Bank

After promoting as SS501′s vocalist for seven long years, Heo Young Saeng made his debut as a solo artist on today’s episode of “Music Bank” with his title track, “Let It Go“!

As it was his first solo debut stage, Young Saeng was buoyed by the presence of his SS501 group mates, Kim Hyun Joong and Kim Kyu Jong who showed up backstage to show him their support.

Produced by Sweetune, the song describes the different ways men and women approach love, and the misunderstandings that result from it. Joining Young Saeng is 4minute’s HyunA with a rap part expressing the inner feelings of women although she didn’t appear on stage due to another schedule. This urban pop song has both a simple but strong beat with a combination of both ballad and dance and an upbeat chorus that brings out the best in Young Saeng’s sweet voice and HyunA’s powerful rap.


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Thursday, May 5, 2011

[News] Kim Hyun Joong Names His New Official Fanclub “Henecia”

 SS501’s Kim Hyun Joong has announced that the official name for his new fanclub will be “Henecia“!
KeyEast Entertainment opened a fanclub naming contest for fans to submit their suggestions to. Over 500 names were submitted, and fans were asked to vote for a final three. Kim Hyun Joong then chose his favorite out of the three and revealed that it was “Henecia”, a combination of the letter ‘H’ from his name, and the Latin term ‘benecia‘, which means ‘blessed’.
Through his official homepage, KeyEast wrote, “We will now be taking members for ‘Henecia’, the new fanclub that’ll promote alongside Kim Hyun Joong’s solo album.”
The fanclub was created under Kim Hyun Joong’s hopes of communicating more directly with his fans during his upcoming solo debut. Membership is open to not only Korean fans, but international fans as well, and various benefits will be handed out.
Kim Hyun Joong’s solo album is currently scheduled for release in the beginning of June.