Wednesday, October 12, 2011

[English Translation] Kim Kyu Jong Interview with Star MK [Part 2]

Kim Kyu Jong “Ever considered quit being an artist” 

SS501 put a temporary stop to their group activities since their last stage together on the 13th June 2010 Newton TV showcase. After which Kim Hyun Joong, Kim Hyung Jun and Park Jung Min, these 3 members signed up with new agencies, leaving Kim Kyu Jong and Heo Young Saeng who did not find an agency easily. This caused much worries amongst fans until they subsequently signed up with B2M Entertainment and had a series of successful Asia Tour fan. But the wait for more than a year is indeed a long wait for his fans.

So what had happened to the Center of SS501 who had become a mysterious character during this long absence?
“Ever considered quitting, hence had no desire to go on”

What was done during the long rest? Seems like a long long rest..

"When our contracts expired, following the settlement of fellow members, I did consider quitting. I was seriously considering this option. It was my dream since I was young, to become an idol singer, and that has been fulfilled. I spent a good 5 years time in a good place, receiving good treatments. At the same time, there were many people whom I thought was bad because of misunderstanding and also a lot of occasion where I thought they are good people but turned out to be otherwise. I was hurt many times. Hence I thought of quitting, returning to my hometown and start something new with my friends or go back to school. At that time, the people whom I am working with now, hold on to me. A couple of composer hyungs whom I’m close with, taught me ways to have fun working, they even bought me musical equipments, and gave me lots of good advices. As such, I made music, learned to draw and 4 months passed quickly. "

Almost starred in dramas during your rest?

"I received proposals for ‘Mary is Staying Out’ and ‘Secret Garden’ at the same time. Seems like in ‘Mary is Staying Out’, the role of a member of a band suits me exceptionally well. But I do not have any regrets. Well of course, when would I ever have the chance to star along with Hyun Bin and Ha JiWon. Ha Ha. Really wished to meet them and was very excited but I felt I was lacking in many areas then. If I had taken up the drama then, the success of the drama would make me feel like it is my success. Then others will have the impression ‘So you are this kind of person’. "

People around you were impatient about the long absence

"I’m really fine but fans were really worried .Many even called the company asking ‘What exactly is Kim KyuJong doing’. Ha Ha."

“Recharging as much as I have rested, now it is time to charge forward. All aside. Now.”

Did you recover your confidence during your rest?

"I overcame my fears from my involvement in Goong. I also went for some drama auditions for the experience of it, but it still felt like my heart was about to burst when I read the scripts." 

How are things now?

"I’m not nervous now. For this album performance, I only felt slight nervousness for my debut stage on Mcountdown. After starring in Goong, I have developed such thinking “ah, can’t bother, just do according to what I think it should be”. In the past I had always been burdened by the thoughts of “Is this the correct answer, if I do this, what if others do not like what I have done?”.

Hope to be looking forward to the upcoming drama that you are casted in. (Kim KyuJong has been casted in TV ChoSeon’s drama ‘Saving Madame Go BongShil)

"Truthfully, I am relieved that my role is not a comparatively huge one. However it’s my first drama, so I want to do well for it. My parts should be starting from episodes 7-8 onwards and will be on one scene each time. My role is a chic city guy who dreams to be a musical actor.
“Wants to let the public knows that I, am Kim Kyu Jong.” 

Actually looking at KyuJong, we think that he seems to lack of self-confidence. Have you ever been pushed over by fans?

"It was very severe. Ever since our debut, in fact we heard many times from fans that Young Saeng hyung and I should be excluded from the group before the group can succeed. I also received a lot of letters too. I drank a lot with YoungSaeng hyung back then. (laughs) Both of us chatted over drink and talked about everything and anything, and said ‘next time we must laugh while talking about this day’, and those days, we had our concert in Tokyo. At the ending of the concert, we sang “Wings of the World” and both of us burst out crying. At that time, members held on tightly to me and gave me lots of strength."

It is a fact that the public’s awareness of entertainer Kim Kyu Jong is not high

"I want to let the public know about me now. Even when I take taxi, the taxi driver would only repeatedly say that they’ve seen me somewhere before. Even if I tell them the group name, they don’t really know. In times like this, if I say HyunJoong hyung’s name, the taxi driver would go ‘ah~’, and recognizes. Ha Ha.
It is good that members are doing well but as a member of the group, I felt sorry that I am unable to keep up with the level of recognition. There is really only one aim for my album and drama this time.
It is for the public to ‘know Kim KyuJong’. That’s why I will be going other cities more often too. To let them listen more of my song."


Trans from Kor to CHN FIŽ—Í“V“° from
From CHN to Eng: slimz1808
Edited by xiaochu @

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[Translation] Kim Kyu Jong Interview with Star MK [Part 1]

“The Aim Of This Album Is ‘Making Entertainer Kim KyuJong Being Known"

Kim Kyu Jong is an entertainer in his 7th year of debut, who talks softly and always replying with “No” when being praised. He is a polite and modest person who will greet people with extreme courtesy even more than a 90 degrees bow, and being a member of an idol group, he somehow had a boring style.

Debuted on 8-Jun-2005, Kim Kyu Jong, a member of group SS501. DSP Media, who produced 1st generation idol Sechskies and Fin.K.L, came out with SS501 targeting at Dong Bang Shin Gi. Actually in SS501, Kim Kyu Jong is not a member with distinct existence. Even when he attends variety programs with the other members, instead of standing in front, Kim KyuJong would be standing behind the members smiling good-naturedly. He debuted for 7 years, and returned with his solo album ‘TURN ME ON’ in 2011.

Among the 5 members, Kim Kyu Jong is the latest to make a solo comeback, thus making fans’ yearnings even more. The aim of this album is making known to people about entertainer ‘Kim KyuJong’, it is the foremost priority than anything else, we met with him for a talk.

“Title song ‘YESTERDAY’, is originally Young Saeng hyung’s song.”

The last among the members to make your comeback, seems like you have an unusual determination.
"It’s a coincidence. I thought that YoungSaeng hyung would be the first to come out but then JungMin prepared even faster. In fact, I originally didn’t have any plans for album this year. I wanted to gather with people I like and make a R&B, Hip Hop crew instead of a solo album. But my company representative said this isn’t the time yet. Title song ‘YESTERDAY’ was a song which YoungSaeng hyung even finished recording for it. But they felt it isn’t suitable for YoungSaeng hyung, and after voting, the song came to me."

So is it right to say that you had wanted this song originally?
"No. Definitely not. (laughs) I told YoungSaeng hyung that I will do away with this song. I said I will look for other demo. It wasn’t anything at all when I first listened to it. Haha. But I am singing it now?
I thought it was tacky when I first heard it.
Isn’t it? The more I listen to it, the more I grow to like it. The song will definitely feel better when it gets colder and you listen to it while putting on the ear phone and walking around. Which is why I am considering to stretch the activities this time to a longer period. I plan to go more to other cities and work hard in letting people know this song as well as me before I go to Japan for the musical activities."

The song is about asking for return after breakup, what type of person are you when you’re in love?
"I am not someone who will ask for her to return. Because I think that trust is the most important thing in a relationship between two people. I will break up with her right away if one bad thing happened, even if she treats me very well usually.
Just one bad thing and break up right away?
If she is cheating on me, I will be very disappointed and so will do that (break up). I don’t quarrel in love relationship. I am someone who will think positively to what I perceive.
It is the style which frustrates females the most.
That’s why I guess I can’t be in love."

Surprised that your activity period is long. Other members had short activity period.
"Because of musical schedules, I can’t attend to filming for variety programs. It is a great pity because I would be able to let people know of my song while appearing in variety programs. The broadcast is 1 week after filming, so it is too late to coincide with the album release date. I don’t hold the desire to get number 1 position, I just want to go on with the activities for a long time. It is a great pity because everyone’s activity period is really short compared to the amount of practices they have put in."

Are there any programs that are already scheduled?
"I have first recording for ‘ShikShin Road’. Even though I am not a regular cast, the director and JunHa-hyung takes good care of me, so I wanted to attend again. It is a program which is the most enjoyable while filming."

Seems like it is the most exciting program you have filmed.
"I really like eating. Hyung will put down their spoon when ‘cut’ is heard, but I really ate until the very end. Thanks to it, I put on a lot of weight. And so I was really stressed too.
Introducing the GopChang (beef intestine) restaurant that you frequent, it has become a place of attraction among the fans.
Actually, the place where I frequent sells beef intestines a bit expensive. I went there quite some time after the broadcast, the boss asked why I didn’t go there for such a long time, and that HyungJun went there frequently with his mother. (laughs) I didn’t go there frequently because I feel that it is expensive, and when I really crave for it, then I will go with what I’ve saved up.Haha."

“Musical, in fact I hated very much to do it in the beginning.”

How was it when you debuted in musical with musical ‘Goong’? Don’t you feel like an outsider?
"Not at all. In fact, I hated to do the musical because of that point. So in the beginning for about a week or so, I didn’t eat with them. I was showing my awkwardness for nothing. I thought they will leave me out. But it wasn’t the case. On the contrary, I heard that the other actors/actresses felt that I was being difficult. Because I am someone whom they only see on TV but is here with them. Living together for about a month in Kyoto, we became close to each other. Hyungs will have a drink while giving me guidance on acting, and also gave me a lot of advices. We also went on a MT (membership training) to CheongPyeong a while ago. I even paid the membership fee for manager hyungs and brought them along. It would be great if all of us can go for the Tokyo performance but I guess it would be difficult so it’s really a pity."

How about Kang DongHo who joined the group much later?
"Not just DongHo hyung, please be good to all the hyungs. If you look at YooJun (Jang YooJun, actor who acts as Lee Yul in musical ‘Goong’) and me, please feel extremely good. Looking at both of us while we are eating, hyungs would go “Feels pleased if I look at KyuJong, I want to teach YooJun(?)”. Haha

In the release of the scene, Kyu Jong is the person who got the first kiss of Choi YeSeul.
(Quite seriously)" Actually I am really curious. Is that real? YeSeul is actually quite talented. She dances, sings and acts well. Her character is also bright and bubbly. Initially she was extremely shy, but in the ending scene in the Kyoto performance, she jumped and kissed me. It should have ended beautifully like in a comic but it didn’t so it was fun. (laughs)

“Made mistake in musical stage, returned home and cried terribly.”

Watched the performance before our interview. Was it a mistake in the middle of performance? Too mischievous?
"No. (Kim KyuJong shook his head violently and replied) It really wasn’t a joke that day. I was only concerned with my own part, so I didn’t know. After the performance, when we gathered and talked, everyone told me I made a mistake. I was really ashamed and said, “I guess I shouldn’t take up Tokyo performance”, but surprisingly there are many people who made mistakes. Jung DongHwa hyung said that was his first mistake in his life. (laugh) The performance was in fact nothing in particular but seems like the atmosphere was by far the best among the performances. I returned home and really cried hard. Because it was really a failure, the seniors who performed together told me that the more the body is tired, the more you have to relax and do it. In the next day’s performance, I relaxed and felt the difference. It’s a pity. Why did you watch the performance on that day. (laugh)


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English Trans : xiaochu @

[Vid] Kim Hyun Joong 'Lucky' Dance Rehearsal



[Info] KeyEast files a lawsuit against MOGEF in defense of Kim Hyun Joong’s “Please”

On October 12th, the Seoul Administrative Court revealed that Key East Entertainment filed a lawsuit against the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family on behalf of Kim Hyun Joong. Kim Hyun Joong’s agency is protesting the ban placed against his song, “Please“.

Key East is requesting that the MOGEF withdraw their ban on Kim Hyun Joong’s digital single album and music video. Representatives stated, “The only lyrics referencing to alcohol in his June release, ‘Please’, are two lines stating, ‘I am drunk’, and ‘Between the spread of the cigarette smoke’. These two are not lines referencing the effects of drugs.”

They continued, “The use of alcohol and cigarettes is not a major theme in the song. Furthermore, the Ministry has failed to ban songs that reference to drugs more directly and explicitly. The decision made on Kim Hyun Joong’s album is unjust.”


Source + Photos: Chosun via Naver

[Info] Kim Hyun Joong October Schedule Update

[News] Is Kim Hyun Joong's Comeback Too Soon?

Following the launch of his first solo mini-album album "Break Down" four months ago, Kim Hyun Joong returns this week with another mini-album "Lucky." Although many people felt that his return is too soon, Kim Hyun Joong thinks that it has been long overdue. "Many people are saying how quickly that I'm coming out again, but I personally think that a long time has passed. There will be another single album in January."

"The debut solo album was able to reflect the solo side of myself and this time I'm presenting my music to everyone. I have put in a lot of effort in the music, it suits everyone. I had wanted to show that I can perform on stage alone through 'Break Down,' in my new songs, I hope everyone can pay more attention to my music."

In the new album, Kim Hyun Joong participated widely in album production and worked closely with C-Luv who has produced "Rainism" for Rain and MBLAQ's debut album, along with Steven Lee who has been working on not only Kim Hyun Joong's debut album but also fellow SS501 members, Heo Young Saeng and Kim Kyu Jong's debut albums as well. The album has attracted much attention due to the wide selection of musical styles, ranging from punk rock to American R&B through the five songs.

Kim Hyun Joong will be showing his maturing singing skills in "I Am Your Man." He was also honest to add, "frankly, people do not harbor much curiosity in my music, that's why I want to show more, wanting to sing songs that are appealing to everyone. I know people's expectations are not so high, so I have selected music that are relatively simple."

"The acoustic version of 'I Am Your Man' gives a calm feeling, I have been receiving vocal training so there will be many changes, including my way of singing. Female fans may like the sound, my voice has indeed improved progressively."

Title track "Lucky Guy" embodies rock band music that speaks of Kim Hyun Joong's style, a genre that he loves. "In fact, I am very worried that the public could not accept such a song, and we had also invited a band and guitarist for live accompaniment. Although it is band music, I hope that we could present a song that we can dance to even without the presence of a band. The most exciting is club music, but since it no longer exists, I feel that band music would add more flavor."

The title track "Lucky Guy" is Kim Hyun Joong's favorite, recording for the song has also been very interesting. "In a part of the song, there is a howl, I have wanted to put a female's voice initially, but it's really hard to find that kind of sexy voice, so I used a wolf's howl instead."

Kim Hyun Joong said, the launch of this album complies with all of his requirements. It is not difficult to tell that he has put in a lot of effort from the pictures of the album cover. "I hope to be recognized in the things I want to do, not because of somebody's demands."

The album promotions will only last for three weeks due to various promotional engagements in Asia. Kim Hyun Joong too expressed regret, "three weeks is really short, unfortunately, but there are scheduled activities and to release the new album during this time although somewhat regretful, I will do my best. I hope to meet a lot of fans."

"Actually I did not anticipate that the response for my comeback being too soon, that's why sometimes I think I'm being impatient. Although the time was very short but I'd dedicated all efforts in completing the album, wanting to return sooner so that everyone will not forget about me. Next year, I should have something new to bring to you and I hope to have your continued support."

"Lucky" has officially hit the record stores on October 11 and fans may look forward to the full music video on October 13. Kim Hyun Joong's comeback stage is set for October 20 through Mnet's "M! Countdown."


[Photo / Screen Cap] Kim Hyun Joong being Harassed on Twitter

I do reaLLy hope that this will never happen again... Kim Hyun Joong can't please EVERYBODY! If you don't Like him, then so be it! Just don't do such immature and stupid things like sending hateful and harsh words towards him.. In the first place, HE NEVER ASKS "YOU" TO LIKE/LOVE HIM right? so, why are you saying this kind of thing??? 

I report @ Vleese_OttPy as a spam account for sending hateful message and harassing a Korean artist KimHyunJoong @spam by hyunited6686


[Photo] Kim Hyun Joong 2nd Mini Album 'LUCKY' [Sneak Peak]

I sooo Love what this album looks like!! ssooo Unique... ssooo U:zoosin! ^_^ 

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[News] Kim Hyun Joong, “Bae Yong-joon is a reliable brother”

Singer and actor Kim Hyun-joong revealed his close friendship with senior actor Bae Yong-joon.

In a recent interview with ENews, Kim Hyun-joong revealed that he calls Bae Yong-joon, the major shareholder of their management Key East, ‘brother’ and that he is very reliable.

Kim Hyun-joong said, “Bae Yong-joon is a trustworthy brother who is dependable not only for business matters but also for personal ones”.

“When I was making my album recently, he came to the recording studio and monitored for me. He gives me lots of advice as he is also interested in music. He’s not as exact as Yang Hyeon-seok or Park Jin-young as he’s not a singer, but when he points out there’s something missing in a certain part, it’s difficult but I try to figure out what ‘that’ is”.

Of course, when he was asked what if Bae Yong-joon was featured on his album, he said, “I don’t want that, but he were to take part in my album, I would like to request him to be on the cover of it”.

Finally, Kim Hyun-joong said, “When it comes to work, he let me do everything I want. Because of that I am more cautious about what I do. He makes people be more careful and precise”.

Meanwhile, Kim Hyun-joong has released his second solo mini album “Lucky” in following last June. It is made up of five songs with strong beats and rock and roll instrumentals like the song “Do You Like That” and the title song “Lucky Guy”. Having shown his masculine side on the first album, this time he’s transformed into a chic and dandy guy.


Source : nate via hancinema

[News] Kim Hyun Joong Talks about SS501 getting back together?

as a Die-hard fan, I still believe... SS501 will get together.....

Former SS501 member, current actor and singer Kim Hyun Joong talked about the possibilities of SS501 getting back together.

Kim Hyun Joong stated at a recent meeting with reporters, “Honestly, there are members I still keep in touch with and others I don’t. 5 of us never really all got together in one occasion. When the members get together we talk about being true to what we are doing now”.

Kim Hyun Joong also added, “What the fans want would be when the album would be released but it would be disappointing to promise something and to not be able to come through. The name SS501 belongs to a different company and for 4 companies to produce one album together is realistically not easy. Perhaps a collective stage might be possible but to release an album together seems tough in reality”.

The SS501 members have left DSP Media and other than Kyu Jong and Young Saeng signing with the same company, they all have gone their separate ways with a different management company. The team’s name SS501 still belongs to DSP Media currently.

Kim Hyun Joong was also honest in admitting, “I want to be judged to be the best out the 5 members of SS501 as a solo”.

Kim Hyun Joong has released the second solo mini album ‘Lucky’ on October 11th and will start promotion with the title song ‘Lucky guy’. A Japanese tour is scheduled involving multiple cities including, Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and the Asian Tour for next year is in planning.


Source: MK via Nate

[News] Hong Soo Hyun of Kim Hyun Joong’s “Lucky” MV resembles Megan Fox

Yesterday we reported that Kim Hyun Joong revealed his 3rd MV teaser for “Lucky”. The leading lady for his music video is actress Hong Soo Hyun, who showed that she could still be smoking hot at thirty years old.

One screenshot revealed a sexy image of Hong Soo Hyun wearing a short cropped orange top and jeans in front of the hood of a car, channeling the Megan Fox vibe from the movie “Transformers“.

After seeing her slim stomach and curves netizens commented on her body. “Same pose, same sexy feel,” “Just their skin color is different, if not they’d be doppelgangers“.

What do you think — do you think Hong Soo Hyun’s got some of Megan Fox’s hotness, or is she on her own level?


Source + Image: Naver

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[Photo] Kim Hyung Jun at Wide Entertainment Recording [FanCam]