K-POP SUPER LIVE Concert, Hallyu Wave in Tokyo

February 2, 2009 at 4:12 pm | Posted in Events, Music, Pictures | 3 Comments
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Super Junior Happy at the K-POP SUPER LIVE concert in Tokyo.

The popular Korean wave, or “hallyu,” of Korean dramas may be on thin ice but the hallyu of K-pop is well alive.

Six Korean singers (Shin Hye-sung, Jun Jin, Wheesung, Tei, SG Wannabe, Super Junior-Happy) held the joint concert entitled “3rd K-POP Super Live” in Tokyo on Jan. 31.

The singers talked with the audience in Korean and Japanese and the viewers cheered passionately with glowsticks and signs when their favorite singers came to the stage. Despite the lack of any fancy stage setting or special effects, audience members stood up and cheered from the very first song.

The most spectacular response was for Shin Hye-sung and Jun Jin, members of the Korean idol group Shinhwa, who command a large fan base in Japan. Japanese fans spent the night at the hotel lobby where the two singers stayed and cheered their performance waving luminous orange-lit glowsticks.

Jun Jin, who performed the concert’s closing, showcased powerful dance and ballad numbers including “Wa” and “Love Doesn’t Come” throughout the show. He said, “If Japanese fan support for Korean singers continues, we can continuously visit Japan to perform.” He also earned applause when he promised to learn more Japanese.

Shin Hye-sung took to the stage with a band and sang his hits “Awaken,” “Because It’s You” and “Same Thought.” He said, “I recently shot the second mini album music video for my third album in Sapporo and will visit Japan again with new songs.”

Meanwhile, Super Junior-Happy opened the day’s concert. After delivering greetings in Japanese, they sang “Cooking Cooking!,” “Sunny” and “Pajama Party.”

Tei and SG Wannabe, who have already held solo concerts in Japan and boast a solid fan following, featured their signature powerful vocals. Tei showcased his hits “A Miracle-like Story” and “Love leaves its scent” as well as displayed superb stage manners and fluent Japanese.

Many audience members sang along with SG Wannabe’s “Timeless” and “Partner for Life” in Korean.

Korean and Japanese entertainment business officials at the concert said the event was meaningful in that it showed that K-POP can revive the hallyu boom, which started because of Korean dramas and is said to be losing steam.

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Wheesung-Gummy-Jung Yup-Park Hyo Shin Open ‘The Soul Concert’

December 20, 2008 at 4:56 am | Posted in Music, Other | 10 Comments
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R&B Singers Wheesung, Gummy, Jung Yup and Park Hyo Shin gathered together at the Seoul Olympic Park on December 20th where they held ‘The Soul Concert.’

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Park Hyo Shin Suprises With Tae Yang’s ‘Look Only At Me’ Dance

December 12, 2008 at 9:06 pm | Posted in Music | 3 Comments
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Jung Yup of Brown Eyed Soul, Park Hyo Shin and Wheesung drew the attention of many when they revealed their serenade for Lee Ha Na.

Jung Yup, Park Hyo Shin, Wheesung and Gummy performed on KBS ‘Lee Ha Na’s Peppermint’ broadcast on December 12th. On this night, the audience was captured with Wheesung’s ‘Can’t We? (안되나요),’ Gummy’s ‘If You Return (그대 돌아오면),’ Park Hyo Shin’s ‘Things I Can’t Do (해줄수 없는 일),’ Jung Yup’s ‘Did You Really Love? (정말 사랑했을까)’ and others.

Many eyes were especially drawn to the serenade for Lee Ha Na. Afterward Lee Ha Na proceeded with saying, “Truthfully beautiful” to which Wheesung refuted with, “Oh Come On” evoking a smile.

At Lee Ha Na’s request for another song, Jung Yup performed ‘You In My Arms’ and Wheesung with ‘Only You.’ And Park Hyo Shin with Tae Yang’s ‘Look Only At Me’ paired with a sudden dance that received many cheers. “Help me a little Wheesung Ah~” said Hyo Shin and Wheesung came in as support in the chorus to which they received great applause from Lee Ha Na who was watching.

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Men and Female Singers Alike Return to Fans

November 11, 2008 at 2:30 pm | Posted in Events, Music | 3 Comments
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Autumn is considered “men’s season” here, with the cool fall breeze blowing jackets open and solitude flowing in the air. But this year, the local pop scene will be crowded with both male and female singers. Singers like Jo Sung-mo, Wheesung, Kim Jong-kook and Rain have returned to the pop scene, while Lee Hyo-ri, Lee Soo-young and Baek Ji-young are also following closely behind.

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SNSD Yuri Presents A Lovers Pose On Wheesung’s Lap

November 11, 2008 at 12:31 am | Posted in Stars, Television | 13 Comments
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Girl’s Generation Yuri took a seat on singer Wheesung’s lap in which they presented the visual of tenderhearted lovers.

Recently in a recording of SBS show, ‘Age Of Love,’ there was a discussion of the kind of affection a man likes, resulting in a demonstration of ‘taking a sit on the lap’ by Yuri with Wheesung who was a guest on the show.

While sitting on Wheesung’s lap, Yuri stated, “Oppa’s [Wheesung] lap is warm like a jade mattress” and it was rumored that she did not get off for some time.

The episode will air on November 13th.

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Lee Hyori is Wheesung’s “Fading Star”

November 4, 2008 at 10:43 am | Posted in Music, Releases | 1 Comment
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Wheesung’s latest music video “Fading Star” features none other than Lee Hyori. Watch it below!

Lee Hyori, Heroine of Wheesung’s New Song MV

October 27, 2008 at 7:54 pm | Posted in Music | 6 Comments
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It was announced that on October 29, Lee Hyori would be the heroine in the music video of Wheesung’s new mini album “With all my heart and soul.”

Lee Hyori also did the narration for Wheesung’s “별이 지다..” (The Star Is Gone) and said, “This title song [The Star Is Gone] is the one I contributed in.”

She also actively participated in a variety of ideas for the scenario work of the music video, and in the narration and chorus of the song “Choco Luv.”

Wheesung said, “I’m grateful to Lee Hyori for doing a pleasant narration and an impressive job in the music video,” and “She was a big help and I would like a chance to repay her.”

On October 28, Wheesung will begin recording for his new album on KBS 2TV “Yoon Do Hyun’s Love Letter.”

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Wheesung Second Image Teaser Revealed

October 16, 2008 at 10:15 pm | Posted in Music | 2 Comments
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Recently, Wheesung became the topic of much conversation when he released a teaser image with a new ‘neutral’ concept from his upcoming album.

With his album set to go on sale on the 29th, Wheesung revealed another new image on his homepage on the 16th. Contrary to the first image, this time he shows off a much more toned and muscular build.

“I want to listen to his new music because of his new concept,” say netizens. Others also said, “I’m curious what the concept of the music will be since his image changed so quickly,” and “Very very sexy.”

Meanwhile, wrapping up album work, Wheesung is busy preparing for the ‘2008 WHEESHOW’ Concert that will take place on November 8th and 9th.

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Wheesung’s transformation, “A boy or a girl?”

October 14, 2008 at 1:30 pm | Posted in Music, Stars | 8 Comments
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Before Wheesung releases his new album at the end of this month, he revealed his sudden image.

On October 13, this picture was shown on his homepage. After seeing this new cut of Wheesung’s image, netizens have surprised reactions, saying, “I thought I saw a woman,” “It looks like the cover of a fashion pictorial,” and “I look even more forward to the album concept.”

Wheesung’s agent said, “It hasn’t been decided whether this image will be used for the album jacket image yet.”

Along with a new album, Wheesung is busy preparing for his concert “2008 WHEE SHOW,” which will be held on November 8 and 9.

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Wheesung Independent Concert #1 In Ticket Sales

October 1, 2008 at 2:38 am | Posted in Music | 2 Comments
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Returning with his 6th album in October, Wheesung’s Indepent Concert ‘WHEESHOW’ ticket sales have ranked him in the number one spot.

Continuing from last year, ‘WHEESHOW’ will be held on November 8th and 9th at the Seoul Olympic Park where he will also present songs from upcoming release.

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