BTS is Making History!

On May 21, 2017, K-pop boy group BTS who debuted in 2013 won “TOP SOCIAL ARTIST” award at the Billboard Music Awards held in Las Vegas, NV at the T-Mobile Arena.

BTS being nominated along American Artists like Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendez, and Selena Gomez. With over 300 million votes, BTS took 1st! Leader of the group, Rap Monster gave a thank you speech to ARMY’S (BTS fanclub name) and couldn’t believe they were actually standing a the BillBoard Music Award stage.

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SISTAR Disbands

After a long 7 years together and known as the summer queens with such amazing summer hits, girl group SISTAR has been confirmed that they will be disbanding after their new album releasing at the end of May.

Starship Entertainment stated, “They will end group activities after their last album release in May” and is currently working with all the members individually about their contracts with the company.

Members Hyolyn and SoYou will continue as singers, while Dasom and Bora will pursue their dreams as actors.

It hurts to “Shake it” off, but you all will surely will be missed as a group. We wish you all good luck on your solo activities!

Kidoh is ready for a U.S Tour!

Kidoh‘s new EP album [S.O.H.K] (School of hard knocks) features four tracks of various genres including hip-hop and punk pop. An album is created on the theme of what Kidoh learned through various hardships. The tracks from new album was composed and written by Kidoh and Simo, known as ‘Producer’s Producer’, joined Kidoh as an executive director and producer.
Kidoh will embark on his world club showcase tour in North America after releasing his EP album.
The tour will hit Dallas on Jun 22, Atlanta Jun 23, Washington Jun 24 and L.A Jun 25.

Tour Website: kidoh.teambunbun.com

Tour FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/kidohSOHKtour/

Dallas Ticket/RSVP:
kidohSOHKdallas.eventbrite.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/655957781279151/

Atlanta Ticket/RSVP:
kidohSOHKatl.eventbrite.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/695946440610831/

DC Ticket/RSVP:
kidohSOHKdc.eventbrite.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/689651181220348/

LA Ticket/RSVP:
www.ticketfly.com/event/1487003-kidoh-sohk-us-tour-in-los-angeles/
https://www.facebook.com/events/248931872248513/

Kidoh’s new MV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gOmlfmBPoA
Kidoh’s IG: https://www.instagram.com/kidohgangdo
Kidoh’s Twitter: twitter.com/kidoh92

 

⭐All VIP Ticket holders will get:⭐
• Early Entry (VIP Doors open at 8:30PM)
• Meet n Greet (30min minimum)
• Fans Q&A Session

⭐GA – General Admission⭐
$15 (EARLY BIRD)
•Come party with Kidoh!

💣VIP – Silver💣
$35 (EARLY BIRD)
• Early Entry (VIP Doors open at 8:30PM)
• Meet n Greet (30min minimum)
• Fans Q&A Session
• Physical copy of Kidoh’s new EP album [S.O.H.K]

👑VIP – Gold👑
$100 (EARLY BIRD)
• Early Entry (VIP Doors open at 8:30PM)
• Meet n Greet (30min minimum)
• Fans Q&A Session
• Group photo with kidoh
• Physical copy of Kidoh’s new EP album [S.O.H.K]
• Official Tour Hat
• Official Tour Shirt
• Poster of Kidoh
• Complimentary soju bomb (21+ only)

💎VIP – Diamond💎
$125 (EARLY BIRD)
• Early Entry (VIP Doors open at 8:30PM)
• Meet n Greet (30min minimum)
• Fans Q&A Session
• INDIVIDUAL photo with kidoh
• SIGNED copy of Kidoh’s new EP album [S.O.H.K]
• Official tour hat
• Official tour shirt
• SIGNED poster of kidoh
• Complimentary soju bomb (21+only)

[Exclusive] Director of ‘Man to Man’ shares why you should watch the K-drama

After the successful K-drama ‘Cheese in the Trap’ last year, Park Hae Jin is back with another interesting drama to watch, MANxMAN (Man to Man). The drama tells the story of Kim Seol Woo (played by Park Hae Jin), who becomes a ghost bodyguard for a top Hallyu star Yeo Woon Gwang (played by Park Sung Woong). The drama is about the twisty events they encounter and the budding bromance between the star and bodyguard.

MANxMAN is a new series directed by producer Lee Chang-min, who worked on popular K-drama series such as Giant, Bride of the Sun, Birth of a Beauty, and Remember: War of the Son. The latter was written by Kim Won Seok, who was also recognized for co-writing Descendants of the Sun, one of the most successful K-drama series in 2016.

K-popped! had a chance to have a short chat with the director itself, Lee Chang-min. Without much further ado, check out the interview below!

Park Hae Jin in Man to Man

What can the audience expect to experience following a serial like MANxMAN?

The fact that it is a mixed-genre show – I hope the viewers will see it as unique and refreshing. I hope that they will enjoy each scene sometimes laughing, other times crying, nervous, and relaxed.

 
How did you become part of (the production) team of this show?

After I left SBS, I somewhat randomly got a chance to read the synopsis of the MANxMAn by chance and was drawn to it right away. I’ve known Kim Wonseok for a very long time and always wanted to work with him, and that was also one of the main reasons for me to jump on this project. Also, the uniqueness of a mixed-genre show was also very attractive. 

 
What are some of the biggest challenges when producing a show of this magnitude? (i.e. storyline, finding the right actors or even the scripting etc.)

Coming up with a good storyline is always the most challenging part. For this specific series, I had to scale up some parts to express emotions and situations in the script in a delicate manner, and I hope viewers like that.

 

Man to Man

What did you look for in finding the right fit to play your main character(s)?

Acting ability is always my first priority in terms of casting. I value acting ability over everything else. It’s even better if an actor/actress can show an image that is different from the image she or he has always been associated with. I think it is refreshing when actors and actresses defy expectations coming from their previous image.  

 
Any surprises or twists to look out for or is going to surprise people about MANxMAN?

If you follow how the main characters complete their missions, you will find lots of twists and fun scenes to watch.

Will there be a Season 2?

It totally depends on the viewer’s reception. Please show your support for MANxMAN.

That’s it! Have you been following the ‘Man to Man’ series? It is currently airing on JTBC and also available on Netflix, so do make sure to tune in if you don’t want to miss out on all the action!

[Pyeongchang Winter Olympics] Get Immersed in Gangneung

In our previous post, we’ve talked about Pyeongchang and it’s tourist attractions. Now, let’s keep our focus on another beautiful destination, Gangneung – a city located in Gangwon-do, on the east coast of South Korea. Among the many tourist attractions in Gangneung, lies Jeongdongjin, an area famous for sun-rise watching. For avid football fans, Gangneung is home to the National League football club Gangneung City FC and K League football team, Gangwon FC.

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[Event Coverage]Lee KwangSoo meets fans at the Guerisson Red Ginseng Series Launch

Another top Korean star was in Malaysia last month! Not long after the Running Man fan meet (less than a week actually :p), Lee Kwang Soo was back in Malaysia, to meet his fans and to attend the launch of Guerisson’s new skincare line – Guerisson Red Ginseng Series. The fan meet and launch, which was held in Pavilion Kuala Lumpur sees many fans of the Korean actor/model who waited at the mall since early morning to get a good spot to see the Giraffe (Lee Kwang Soo’s nickname from the Running Man show).

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