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By meteor2010 at 2011-05-20


Kim Hyun Joong


Not to be confused with Kim Hyung Jun.
This is a Korean name; the family name is "Kim".

Birth name : Kim Hyun Joong (김현중)
Born : June 6, 1986 (age 24)
Origin : Seoul, South Korea
Genres : Pop
Occupations: Singer, Actor, Model, Dancer, MC
Instruments: Vocals, Guitar, Piano
Labels : DSP Entertainment (2005 - 2010)
Key East (2010 - Present)

Associated acts SS501 (2005 -)
Boys Over Flowers, Playful Kiss
Korean name
Hangul 김현중
Hanja 金賢重
Revised Romanization Gim Hyeon-jung
McCune–Reischauer Kim Hyŏn-chung


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Kim Hyun Joong (born June 6, 1986) is a South Korean actor and singer. He is the leader of popular boyband SS501 and a prominent style icon in Korea, winning multiple icon awards. He gained widespread popularity beyond Asia for his role as Yoon Ji Hoo in the 2009 hit drama series Boys Over Flowers and is now known worldwide as the perfect Baek Seung Jo in the hit series drama Mischievous/Playful Kiss.

Debuting as the leader of SS501 in 2005. They also appeared in "Thank You For Waking Me Up" where he was proven to be a heavy sleeper,"Thank You For Raising Me Up" in 2006 and MNet's "Idol World" in 2007, which showed SS501 doing various missions in Japan.

He joined the cast of MBC variety reality show We Got Married on May 11, 2008, with Hwang Bo, who is 6 years his senior. They achieved high popularity acting as a newlywed couple. Due to his appearance on We Got Married, he was cast in the Korean version of Hana Yori Dango as one of the members of the famous F4. Known as the "Lettuce Couple", Hyun Joong and Hwang Bo went on to win MBC's Best Couple Award. The couple made their official exit from We Got Married on December 14, 2008 due to scheduling conflicts presented by Boys Over Flowers.

In the hit drama series, Boys Over Flowers, he plays Yoon Ji Hoo. The series was a huge media and ratings sensation in Korea during its run from January to March 2009, garnering a huge amount of popularity for the entertainer. The series was not only a hit in Korea, but all around Asia as well. This includes Taiwan and the Southeast Asian countries of Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, Philippines, Nepal amongst others as well as in Japan and in North America where it was released on DVD with English subtitles.
Not long after him and SS501 members released their album "SS501 Collection," where they each sang a solo song, along with being featured in their mini drama music video.

Their Asia Concert Tour began in mid-August 2009 in Seoul at the Olympic Park. They continued their tour in Shanghai, Taipei, Bangkok before returning to Seoul for a closing encore concert. They staged two concerts for the encore closure on the 27th Feb and 28th Feb 2010 respectively.

On September 2009, during promotions in Japan for Boys Over Flowers, Kim Hyun Joong was diagnosed with H1N1.[1] While recovering from H1N1, he could not attend Seoul's International Drama Awards. To accept the award on his behalf, his members of SS501, Heo Young Saeng, Kim Kyu Jong, and Kim Hyung Jun were present for the award show. He recovered from H1N1 and was discharged on September 15, 2009.

On October 23, 2009 Kim Hyun Joong and SS501 released their album "Rebirth," and performed "Love Like This."
He has also been the spokesperson for cosmetics brand, Tony Moly, an established company with numerous branches across Korea and Asia, including Taiwan and Hong Kong. He had since ended his contract with Tony Moly in End September 2010, and he had been chosen to be the Spokesperson for The Face Shop.

In April 2010, he appeared opposite Jung Ryeo Won in the music video for Korean Singer Gummy's new song As A Man (남자라서).
In June 2010, him and his band mates of SS501 released an album titled 'Destination'. Their title song 'Love Ya' was received well, rating high in record sales and online music stores. 'Love Ya' went on to top Music Bank (TV series)'s K-Chart for two weeks. Doing great for two weeks was all they could have though, they soon ended promotions, because of SS501's contract was ending.
On June 19, 2010, he then appeared at a concert in the Philippines along side BEAST

On June 28, 2010, It was officially announced that Kim Hyun Joong officially left DSP Entertainment and signed a contract with Bae Yong Joon's KeyEast Entertainment company.

Kim Hyun Joong is now the leading role of the drama 'Playful Kiss' AKA 'It Started With a Kiss' (Taiwanese version) / 'Itazura na Kiss'(Japanese version) as Baek Seung Jo, who has a stand-offish personality.

He had said at the Playful Kiss press conference, that SS501 will never disband unless you stop buying their album, and that they will make new albums in the future.

Kim Hyun Joong was then invited to the 16th Guangzhou Asian Games as the representative of South Korea and he'll sing "Sunshine Again" with other 3 singers. On the 7th of November, Kim Hyun Joong was interviewed by CNN's Anna Coren due to his success in Playful Kiss. Playful Kiss Special Edition is a big hit on Youtube as it is the first Korean drama to air on YouTube. Its first episode garners 1 million views just in 5 days. This has once again showed that Kim Hyun Joong is a global star.

In the early of December 2010, Kim Hyun Joong went to Singapore and Malaysia to promote The Face Shop which he endorses. He received massive success in both countries, over 5000 people went to his fanmeetings.
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    :spinstar: [highlight]PAST/RELATED THREADS [/highlight]:spinstar:

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    ♥ Kim Hyun Joong/김현중 ♥ BOF's Yoon Ji Hoo, SS501's Leader, WGM's Shillang - 2nd Thread♥


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    ♥ Kim Hyun Joong/김현중 ♥ BOF's Yoon Ji Hoo, SS501's Leader, WGM's Shillang -3rd Thread♥


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    ♥ SS501 Kim Hyun Joong♥ BOF's Ji Hoo♥WGM's Shillang♥Playful Kiss-Seung Jo♥4th Thread♥


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    ♥Kim Hyun Joong/김현중 Thread SS501's Leader, WGM's Chillang, BOF's Jihoo - Soompi Thread♥

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    By meteor2010 at 2011-05-20


    Our First Fan Book Is Finished!!!



    Link here http://hyunniespexers.wordpress.com/2011/01/12/notice-first-hyunnies-pexers-project/

    We would like to express our gratitude to all of you who participated in this first project. The book is finished and will reach Hyun Joong before his birthday on June 6. Tita Lina will try to personally give this to him, I hope we may be able to see his reaction while thumbing through the pages. This is our labor of love and to all that willingly and lovingly composed letters & birthday messages to be included in this book, salamat! komawo! komapta! arigato! gracias! merci beaucoup!

    We really hope we can do a full version with full translations in Hangul, huge tasks but not impossible!

    Here is the slideshow of the actual book. We will be creating a video presentation soon! Enjoy!

    Special credits are given to fans and media photos used in this project. This is purely for Hyun Joong, we do not intend to mass produce this book.

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    The Front Cover ......
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    And this is the back cover ....
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    FANBOOK ... the Quote Series

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    Kim Hyun Joong First Solo Mini Album, Asia Pre-Order Online Sales Begins

    Source: OSEN
    Korean to English Translation: Honeyeee @ Love501.com (& Kudos to Wonderrrgirl!)

    Prior to his comeback in June, Kim Hyun Joong will begin his pre-order sales of his first solo album in Asia region through online sites.

    On the 19th, Agency KeyEast revealed with much anticipation, "Kim Hyun Joong himself has participated in the overall production of this mini album and this is an album produced with great affection", "Kim Hyun Joong's first solo album will showcase his diversity of colours and emotional maturity, as well as high quality music."

    Official from agency said "We have been receiving a lot of enquiries with regards to Kim Hyun Joong's album release from both domestic fans as well as overseas fans since the news started accumulating, hence a pre-order has been decided."

    Pre-order for Kim Hyun Joong's mini album will begin on the 20th and can be ordered through online websites such as Hot Tracks, YES24, Interpark, Aladdin and so on.

    Kim Hyun Joong's first mini album will be released on the 7th of June through online music sites, and in the afternoon on the 7th, there will be a showcase which expects about 5000 fans. Offline album sales will begin on 8th June.

    A representative from his agency said, "Kim Hyun Joong will be greeting everyone with his first solo album and will be showing his best stage.", "In order to give fans wonderful memories, Kim Hyun Joong have been striving hard in preparation for a splendid live performance. Please look forward to it."

    At this moment, domestic and fans in Asia have much enquiries about the release of the mini album. Kim Hyun Joong is having a busy time preparing for the release of his first solo album in June.


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    KHJ's FIRST SOLO (MINI) ALBUM (NORMAL EDITION) | BREAK DOWN

    Track List

    1.Intro(Let Me Go)
    2. Break Down (Feat. Double K)
    3. 제발 (Please)
    4. Kiss Kiss
    5. Yes I Will
    6. 제발 (Please) (Inst.)


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  • HENECIAN

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    Kim Hyun Joong names his new official fanclub “Henecia”

    by VITALSIGN on May 5, 2011 at 11:39 pm



    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.

    Source: Newsen via Nate

    Henecian in Action

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    Notice about Buying KHJ's Solo Album...


    Source: KIM HYUN JOONG PERFECT
    English Translation: SHAUN @facebook.com/hyunjoong.henecia

    Please copy with full credit. Thank you!!!



    Buying Kim Hyun Joong's mini solo album by Groups has been started. This time, we'll purchase from Synnara Record where we had cooperated before.

    A member of Kim Hyun Joong Perfect really want Kim Hyun Joong's solo album will be success, so he'll pay a part of the album cost for us. So if we buy from Groups, the price will cheaper than Synnara Record.

    We hope you will buy Kim Hyun Joong's album more and more!!!

    We are also negotiating to buy album with lower prices and more convenient for everyone.
    Well of course, we will do our best to get a special price to you!

    Price by Group on Synnara Record: 11.000 WON (~ $10.2)
    Price by Our Groups: 10.500 WON (~ $9.7)

    Special Gift: Poster
    When buying by Group, you can join in casting lots program to participate in Showcase on 7th June, 2011.
    Besides, we'll present a clean cell-phone strap for each 6 albums.


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    OUR GROUPS:

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    Please contact with the respective groups to your location as soon as possible to know more about transfer. If you're in other countries, please contact with Korea Group.

    DEADLINE FOR OVERSEAS FANS REGISTRATION: May 31st.2011

    PRODUCT & PRICE INFO

    Synnara group-buying price: KRW11,000
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    CNN to Hold Exclusive Interview with Kim Hyun Joong For Playful Kiss


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    Written by gamz on Nov-6-10 10:25am
    From: triplesphilippines.blogspot.com


    With the ongoing release of special episodes for ‘Playful Kiss’ via Youtube, the drama has been gaining worldwide attention even after the completion of the drama. American news channel CNN has picked up on the international sensation, and offered to conduct an exclusive review on its success. Main star Kim Hyun Joong will be interviewed for the special coverage, as well as Group Eight Publisher Song Byung Joon, and Google Director Seo Hwang Wook.

    It was reported that the interviewer will be one of CNN’s main anchors, Anna Core, who will be asking Kim Hyun Joong about the success of ‘Playful Kiss’, as well as his thoughts on acting alongside female lead, Jung So Min.

    Additionally, Anna Core will be asking producer Song Byung Joon about his secret know-hows for successful productions. She will also seek informed answers from the Google Director about the impact of the special web episodes.

    CNN became greatly interested in ‘Playful Kiss’, ever since the first Youtube special episode received over 520,000 views in just two days after its release.

    As of the 5th, the first special episode has received 768,591 views, while the 2nd episode recorded 438,178 hits – totaling to a whopping 1,756,175 views in such a short span of time.

    Even the comments replying to ‘Playful Kiss’ episodes alone reached over 3,400 posts. The comments aren’t just made by Korean fans either, as there have been numerous contributions in English, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, and French. Youtube has been collaborating with subbing community Viikii in order to respond to the demand of international fans by subbing in various languages.

    Song Byung Joon stated, “We were able to realize through the comments and views of the special episodes that even content which is only aired in Korea gain an incredible amount of worldwide fans. It has been very helpful, being able to break the cultural barrier and communicate with, as well as listen to, the responses of our worldwide fans in real-time.”

    Lee Wonji, the President of Google Korea, also expressed, “Youtube has become the #1 largest worldwide online video site where, for example, albums of famous Korean artists are revealed first. Many national broadcast producers have already gained interest in Youtube due to the success of ‘Playful Kiss’. Since Youtube will always be open for use, we hope that more national producers take advantage of this global platform.”

    The interview will take place at an undisclosed location in Seoul on November 7th.

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    ★ [MBC] MISCHIEVOUS KISS, Korean Ver. of It's Started With A Kiss, Thread 1 (Pex Thread)★

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    ★ [MBC] MISCHIEVOUS KISS/PLAYFUL KISS (Kim Hyun Joong & Jung So Min)- THREAD 2 ★

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    ★ [MBC] MISCHIEVOUS KISS/PLAYFUL KISS (Kim Hyun Joong & Jung So Min)- THREAD 3 ★

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    ★ [drama 2010 - airing] Naughty Kiss / Playful Kiss [ 장난스런 키스 ] [MBC] Kim Hyun Joong, Jung So Min, Lee Tae Sung, Lee Si Young (Soompi Thread)★

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    ★ MinJoong/HyunMin Couple ♥ (Jung So Min & Kim Hyun Joong) SS501 Kim Hyun Joong and Jung So Min★

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    Boys Over Flowers is a South Korean live-action television adaptation of the Japanese manga Hana Yori Dango starring Ku Hye Sun, Lee Min Ho, Kim Hyun-Joong of SS501, Kim Bum, Kim Joon and Kim So Eun. It is based on Japanese shōjo manga series, Boys Over Flowers (花より男子 Hana Yori Dango?), written by Yoko Kamio. It premiered on January 5, 2009 on KBS2TV and ended on March 31, 2009 after 25 episodes. The series is the fifth television adaptation of the manga following the Taiwanese Meteor Garden and its sequel Meteor Garden II and the Japanese Hana Yori Dango and its sequel Hana Yori Dango Returns. The most striking person in the series is Gu Jun Pyo because of his kribo (afro) hairstyle, and he is one of JaMes's biggest inspirations, thus making the band Jam Ees Movement truly afro.

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    Director : Jeon Ki Sang 전기상 (Witch Yoo Hee, My Girl)
    Scriptwriter : Yoon Ji Ryun 윤지련
    Produced by : Group Eight Inc
    Awards : 45th Baeksang Awards - Lee Min Ho (Best New TV Actor), Kim Hyun Joong (Most Popular TV Actor)

    Official site: http://www.kbs.co.kr/drama/f4/index.html
    Official English site : http://kbsworld.kbs.co.kr/programs/p...324%E2%8C%A9=e
    Official Japanese site: http://www.hanadan-k.com/
    Daum drama site: http://movie.daum.net/tv/detail/main...rogramId=51300

    Kim Hyun Joong (SS501) as Yun Ji Hoo (originally Hanazawa Rui)
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    Yun Ji-hu is the most handsome member of F4 and the grandson of a former Korean president. When he was five years old, he was the sole survivor of a car accident that killed both his parents, and as a result he became withdrawn and anti-social. However when he meets his first love, Seo-hyeon, she helps him get over his difficulties. After meeting Jan-di on the staircase, Yun Ji-hu also becomes her knight in shining armor and helps her out whenever she needs it. This character likes to be alone and has a bit of a strange personality. Yun Ji-hu has a great love and talent for music, and is set to become the leader of the Suam Cultural Foundation, Suam Art Center, and Suam Orchestra.

    FLOWER FOUR
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    BOF EPISODES

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    WE GOT MARRIED

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    Broadcast: Airs every Sunday at 6:10PM Korean time

    MBC We Got Married is a show where participating celebrities are coupled as husbands and wives to portray the lives of newly-weds. on 11th May 2008(episode 9), SS501's Kim Hyun Joong and Hwang Bo joined the show as 'older wife-younger husband' couple, thus bringing a new situation and a different air to the show

    [official] ☜♥☞ Joongbo Couple ☜♥☞ Newly Wed's 1st Open House ♡Kim Hyun Joong (SS501) & Hwang Bo (GENERAL)♡


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    ABOUT JOONGBO


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    Hyunjoong's Nicknames: Shillang, Kid Groom, Hyunjoongie
    Hwangbo's Nicknames: Hwang Buin, Buin, Yeobo (Honey/Darling/Sweetheart/Lover)
    What Fans Call Them: Ssangchu / Ssangcho / Lettuce Couple, Awkward Couple, Joongbo Couple, Older / Younger Couple


    Ssangchu's love story started on the 11th of May 2008, as the variety show "We Got Married" introuduced their new cast, to portray an older/younger couple.

    Kim Hyunjoong charmed his way to a lot of the audiences' hearts with his 4 dimensional character and witty comments. Many believed that his way of escaping arguments (following his wife, sidetracking her by making her laugh) made their married life more carefree and full of happiness.

    Hwangbo, most popular because of her "General" or rather tomboyish character, was unexpectedly a very feminine wife. Understanding and loving, Hwangbo received a lot of love after the viewers saw how she takes care of her husband, making clothes for him, cooking for him & even preparing medicine when she felt Hyunjoong was stressed with his schedules. But not only is she the perfect housewife, she can also catch up with her husband's competitive nature in the many games they played in the show.
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    KIM HYUN JOONG AS SHILLANG


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    "Honestly, I didn't express it but in my heart.. you helped me a lot. Before I met you.. I wanted to tell you this.. I used to live a very confined life... I don't know if you'll believe this but besides my friends, no one knows me, what kind of person I am... But I think Buin now knows.

    A lot of my dark and gloomy ways,.. This goes on tv but I'm not just saying this, I think you really changed me a lot.. at the right time.

    In a way I strongly feel like you were someone sent by God. Honestly I just wanted to tell you this."

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    WGM ep25: Chuseok special download
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  • SS501

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    SS501 (pronounced as Double-S 501 or Deo Beul E Seu Oh Gong Il in Korean) is a South Korean boy band under management of Daesung Entertainment, also known as DSP Entertainment. The name of the band is a combination of the alphabet and numbers that have special meanings in them. The first “S” stands for “Super”. The second “S” is an abbreviation for "Star". The number 5, 0, and 1 means "five members united as one forever".

    History

    2005-2006: Debut
    SS501 debuted on June 8, 2005 with their first single "Kyeonggo" (Korean: "경고", "WARNING"), with a second single "Snow Prince" released in late 2005. The group was inactive in Korea for most of 2006, although they had a fan meeting in Japan in April.[citation needed] The reason was due to Heo Young Saeng's throat condition which required a surgery, thus resulting in a need for time to fully recover.[citation needed]. In mid-2006, they held their first concert, "Step Up Concert" in Osaka, Japan. In late 2006, they returned to Korea in order to promote their first full album, which was released on November 10 and titled S.T.01 Now. Singles from the album included "Unlock" and "Four Chance". As well as promoting the album on various variety and music shows, they also filmed a show on MNet called SOS. The group also lent their voices for the 2006 animated movie Pi's Story.

    2007-2008: Japanese activities, 'Boys Over Flowers'
    Later in 2007, the group debuted in the Japanese market. A Japanese fan club has been established with the name of "Triple S Japan"; it officially debuted on March 25, 2007, when SS501 had their first official meeting with the group. The group released their Japanese single "Kokoro", alongside multiple versions, including one with all members and five others featuring the members individually. The single debuted at #5 on the Oricon chart, and move to #3 the next day. A full album was released later in the year.
    In 2008, SS501 returned to Korea with their single Deja Vu released on March 8, 2008. The title track was the first song to be promoted, and they started their comeback on music channel M.Net's M Countdown.[1] After success with their single "Deja Vu", they began to promote their second single, "A Song Calling For You". They performed their Goodbye Stage on Music Bank on June 6, 2008, to return to Japanese activities.

    On October 2, 2008, an official announcement confirmed that leader Kim Hyun Joong was part of the cast for the Korean version of Hana Yori Dango, officially named Boys Over Flowers. It was broadcast on KBS in the first half of 2009, with a total of 25 episodes and a few special episodes.

    With both Park Jung Min (Danny Park on the musical Grease) and Kim Hyun Joong on solo activities, the next SS501 album was pushed back to July 2009. As such, the other three members released a project album named U R Man in November 2008. The first single released was "U R Man". They also promoted their single for the Boys Over Flowers soundtrack, "Nae Meoriga Nabbaseo" (Korean: "내 머리가 나빠서", "Because I'm Stupid"). Due to the success of the drama, the song had a high number of downloads.

    2009: Solo collection, second mini album and first Asian tour
    They released their official second Japanese album on May 13, 2009 titled All My Love and had a promotional tour in Japan in support of the album. The group also released their Solo Collection, consisting of the individual members' songs.
    After concentrating on their individual activities, the group made a comeback and released their second mini album titled Rebirth, with the limited edition being released on October 20, 2009[2][3] and the normal edition on 22 October. The limited special edition album included two posters and a 100 page photo diary. Their comeback song "Love Like This" was well received, winning two Music Bank awards and one Inkigayo Mutizen in November. The group ended promotions for the album on November 29, 2009.
    On August 1, 2009, the group started their first Asia tour,[4] visiting Seoul, Tokyo, Taiwan, Shanghai and Hong Kong.

    2010: Third Mini Album
    The group held a concert in Thailand, February 2010 before holding their final concert in Seoul to conclude the tour. They were initially going to release a new mini album on May 1, 2010 (which signifies "501"), however the date was later on pushed back because of the need to "add the finishing touches."
    On May 22, SS501 was one of many popular groups that performed at the 2010 Dream Concert. And being that Kim Hyun Joong was still recovering from his injuries, they only sang ballad songs, which are Only One Day and Let Me Be The One.
    A day after their performance at the Dream Concert, one of their mini-album tracks, "Love Ya" was leaked on the internet. Not long afterwards, the teaser for the comeback track was released. On May 24, 2010, due to the leaks, DSP Media decided to release SS501's new mini-album, Destination online, which contains six tracks in total. Their first win for their title track "Love Ya" was during their second week of promotion in Music Bank, on June 11, 2010. They also took first place the following week. It was announced from Daesung Entertainment on June 18, 2010 that SS501 will end "Love Ya" promotions due to contract expiry with DSP on June 7, 2010.
    On June 28, 2010, It was officially announced that the group's leader, Kim Hyun Joong, signed with a new entertainment(KeyEast Entertainment) Bae Yong-joon's agency to reach his goal as an actor . It is unclear if SS501 will stay as a group, or will go on with solo activities.

    Artistry

    Although most of their music is composed by various people, the members of SS501 have also contributed to their albums. Kim Hyung Jun and his brother, Kim Ki Bum (U-KISS) composed, under the name "H&B", the songs: "Want It", "The One", "I AM", "Hey G"[5]. Kim Hyung Jun also wrote the lyrics of the song "Obsess" in their Rebirth album. Heo Young Saeng composed his solo song "Is It Love?" and "Until Forever", one of the tracks in SS501's album Destination. Park Jung Min composed the song "Kiss" which is sung by Rainbow, he performed the song at their Persona concert.



    Korea’s SS501: Double S Oh Gong Il: Double S five oh one: 501 Day

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    SS501 MUSIC VIDEOS

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    SS501 International Forum----http://quainte501.com
    Subbing Teams ---- http://www.youtube.com/user/quainte501, http://www.youtube.com/user/SuperstarSubbing

    Music Videos
    Korean
    Warning- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxLls5oT29I
    Never Again- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYejbkcRk_k...feature=related
    Snow Prince - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PX-hvjwqW5s...feature=related
    Fighter- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sYRu_-imQg...feature=related
    Unlock- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAQ3PS5SMr0...feature=related
    4Chance- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrxqU225cZY...feature=related
    Coward- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_M9cMcjUJXc
    De Javu- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mem8-G-HqLM...feature=related
    Song Calling For You - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBxxZFX0r2w...feature=related
    You Are My Heaven - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOBBcQxvs8E...feature=related
    Find- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvUbz6vYjXY...feature=related
    U R Man- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0d2FdbjT8I...feature=related

    Japanese

    Kokoro- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3ed4Q10joY
    Distance- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AQ8KFLXIVY...feature=related
    Lucky Days- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqpPe1M-qEg...feature=related

    Other
    Gaze (Movie Ost)- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4A5qD90IOTc
    Lonley girl-(Ost, Kyu and Baby) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0FW1ipVlrU...feature=related
    I'm Stupid-(Ost trio) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PSJuXn0qyY
    Making A lover (Drama ost) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfEMS1VRNRU


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  • KIM HYUN JOONG -SOCCER PRO

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    Knowing A Man Thru His Sports


    Soccer-Another way to Know Hyun Joong?

    Written by Aprilstarr for http://hyunniespexers.wordpress.com

    in Australia

    We have seen the most recent flood of soccer pictures and videos provided by Korean media and fans of KHJ. The feared drought did not materialize. I hope I don’t have to say- not yet which I think it doesn’t need to. Let us just co-exist peacefully in this world because we are aiming for the same goal anyway (that is to quench our thirst for infotainment about Hyun Joong ) .

    Given such an inundation, I think it is about time we reflect on the role of sport in our lives -particularly in the lives of our men, some men, a man (pardon the seemingly gender insensitive at this point). Sport is often said to have played a prominent role in society – whether first world, third world or any other worlds in -between. Engagement in it is like a rite of passage. Sport allow men to prove their masculinity which is supposedly always under challenge according to Peter West. But at the same time allow them to express their emotions in public -bonding through hugging, crying, laughing. Closeness with and attachment to other males are excusable in a milieu of rule-bound structure of the organization which have set and transparent boundaries at the same time.

    Sports also permit men to exhaust themselves where being idle is a no-no. Sports as we know it has been a significant complement to academic achievement or sometimes a substitute. Sport is an achievement by itself/ a separate category even likened by West to conducting wars without bullets.

    We know that sports if not carried to extreme is beneficial not only to physical health but also to mental health. It permits for the release of pressure and tension specially for those who must achieve, prove reliability and dependability.

    There are many kinds of Sports. A man’s favorite sport supposedly tells you a lot about him as well. Let’s take soccer as an example. Keen in Vision Works tell us a man who is into soccer seriously, not just as an spectator but as a avid player is…

    “Tolerant yet obsessive over his grand vision, has patriotic streak that translates into loyalty and strong desire to reproduce. Fortunately, unlike their sport men do like to use their hands in physical intimacy.”

    Can you see Hyun Joong in all of the above? Some of the above? Or none of the above?

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    SOCCER IN OUR MINDS : IMAGES OF HYUN JOONG IN ACTION

    By aprilstarr for http://hyunniespexers.wordpress.com

    Queensland, Australia

    There are images in our minds that gets fixed because they are replayed repeatedly…repeatedly …repeatedly. The gallery of images in our minds .

    We have soccer in our minds and the images of a player in various live action, not poses, frozen by shots taken by the camera for all time. Hyun Joong came to us as if it was only a second away in the past tense thanks to those who have taken the photographs -who have the sharp exacting eyes to shoot the memorable moments.

    Many of us were not there-I was not there when Hyun Joong played soccer with his teammates and against the opponent. But the pictures delivered to us made us occupy the best seats in the house. Then we were there…I can almost hear the screams of spectators, and my heart would have stopped beating for a second watching Hyun Joong make his calculated moves out of split-second decisions. Run here, run there, the feet almost not touching grounds. Did he turn into an angel whose wings were attached to his heels instead? How come he could be up in the air as if it was an easy thing to do?

    Kick here, kick up there-Hyun Joong showed his flexibility, strength of upper and lower body, doing short sprints, all these in appropriate timing. If only I was there…then I would have screamed with the rest. I would have been on my feet giving him the applause he so deserved.

    The camera captured his emotions, his persona-engaged in his world of sport-forgetting the other world he inhabited before. He was truly immersed that what we now see is no longer the Hyun Joong that played Jihoo, Shillang, Jitjoong guy or Baek Seung Jo. I did not see traces of his being leader of SS501, either. He had cast them all aside. He had become Hyun Joong Soccer Player Number 9 .

    Hyun Joong a complete athlete, a skilled athlete, oblivious to his surroundings remained focused to the game and how their team played. His facial expressions and his body language spoke soccer. His verbal communication to his teammates is understood within the context of the game .

    Then there were the images of unguarded times when Hyun Joong was carefree and in touched with his inner child, liberated and happy to be whatever he wants to be .

    Playing soccer, we saw a natural Hyun Joong, no makeup, perspirations and all, everything in his manly glory for the game. The camera also gave us a natural Hyun Joong momentarily exhausted, pausing to recharge hands on the hips , assessing the situation and then readied to resume attacking once again in the field. These images are now embedded in our heads. Can we reconcile them with his other images when he returns to his other world?

    Oh, what a difference a game made to our minds .

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    -Thanks to my sources in the internet and stock knowledge

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  • [News] Kim Hyun Joong made a donation of 100 million Won to help the Japan Earthquake


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    On the 14th, Kim Hyun Joong had made a donation of 100 million won through DA agency to help the victims and the damages caused by the Japan earthquake.

    Kim Hyun Joong said “I was shocked and sad to hear the news. Although i cannot help much, but i hope everything will recover quickly and i hope to be able to help those victims.”

    He added with favour, “There are a lot of people who need our help. Let’s all join our hearts together and give them hope.”

    An Japan agency official revealed, “To show his concern, Kim Hyun Joong had seeked my opinion of the fastest way to purchase aid supplies and to be delivered to the victims as soon as possible.

    Source: TV Report English Translation: Honeyeee @ Love501.com
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  • Singing Solo

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    Written by Aprilstar for http://hyunniespexers.wordpress.com

    Seattle,Washington

    Kim Hyun Joong sshi, ‘don’t be afraid to be amazing’

    Singers past, present, potential and wannabees all have dreamt one time or the other to sing solo. Kim Hyun Joong is no exception to this dream. He knows singing solo is to claim the stage alone, to have the spotlight all to him. The main order of the moment to do for singers like him is to grab the audience’s attention. It must have been nerve wracking for any singer the very first time .Others say, it is nerve wracking all the time to aspire to sing the perfect song , to aspire to leave a lasting impression with the audience .

    Kim Hyun Joong has been interviewed many times while still in the dressing room before a performance. Besides being made up and getting dressed, he continues to practice his dancing while humming to himself (actually he does that even in between shootings of commercials and dramas). To someone who is familiar with the concept of multiple intelligence, a person like Hyun Joong will receive high marks for musicality .His music had become second nature and has expressed he cannot choose between singing and acting. He wants to continue doing both, but music will always stay with him. His co-workers say his eyes sparkle when he talks about his music. He tries releasing tension backstage before performance by joking and in case you are wondering why he has or must have a water bottle all the time, singers must drink to prevent dehydration and fainting on the stage. The stage is not an ordinary terrain .You and I, the audience, who sit at the other end watching can only see the overall effect of the performance .The singers and performers in general must endure all the practice sessions, the punishing lights, all the last minute preparation to be able give the perfect show of their lives. Anything can happen while performing. Some experts say it is also alright to make mistakes that showed the performer’s vulnerability as the audiences love them as well. But some happenings bring apprehension to the audience. You must have seen Hyun Joong’s video where he fell twice while performing because of a leg injury. And yet it only distracted him for a few seconds, he came up on his own two feet and continued. Did you also see the video where Hyun Joong was shocked but for a split second when a stage fireworks exploded beside him? Occupational hazard you say, for Hyun Joong, the show just must simply go on.

    Effective singers they say must connect to their audience, emotionally. This is why experts advice singers to sing not only with their voice but with their face, in fact, sing with their entire body. It is the total expression of a commanding stage presence. If you were in the 2007 Japan SS501 concert where Hyun Joong performed “Never Again” or at least watched the video footages (if you haven’t seen it, Hyunniespexers blog’s playlist included that number) you would have seen him the totally involved singer, singing the song he loved, emoting, dancing with the appropriate feelings, in control of the voice range he is comfortable with, you know what I’m trying to say. A sad desperate love song must be sung with sorrows .Kim Hyun Joong sang with his disappointment in love in “Never Again”. In an early MV “Black Glasses” he sung in a duet another emotional love song and went on to perform it before a live audience.

    Happy songs are for singers to lift you with joy; they are playful and are enthusiastic. They may add a gimmick or two like an outrageous costume or even bring stage props. They may rearrange the songs with adlibs to take you in, or pause to let you participate in community singing of a favorite and well known song. Hyun joong is no stranger to that scenario as he and the other members of SS501 in their Asian concerts of late typically ended each one with playful water splashing, prancing around the stage, enjoying relaxed moment with their audience-fans. It was the time to let go of the stage persona, to show the real person.

    There are multitasking singers –they accompany themselves using the piano, guitar or other musical instrument, dance while singing, talk, some even do acrobatics. You know that Hyun Joong dances very well, plays the guitar and the piano. He showed that skill in the reality show “We Got Married” and in earlier shows. He has not only developed fondness for it but mastered the dance music genre itself. There were many videos showing him practice with gusto and later do it so well on the stage. Of course he was not alone; the audience was always there to applaud him, entertained by him and had a good time together.

    There are singers, but some better than others and recognized for their extraordinary talent. Have you ever watched auditions and talent search shows and listened to what the juror say they were looking for? They always look for the singer’s affinity with the song, so that the song and the singer becomes one –as if the song was created for the singer .Or could it be the song waited for the singer to interpret it? Hyun Joong‘s solo songs while he was actively performing with his boy band fit his image, his voice of breathy and mid –high vocals, even his disposition. His latest solo song, if you haven’t heard yet the acoustic version of “One More Time “then listen to it now. The barely audible musical accompaniment allows you to enjoy very clearly his beautiful and warm singing voice matched to that slow-beat ballad. Whoever gave him that song or other solo song he had sung must know his caliber very well, or Hyun Joong might have chosen those songs for himself.

    Singing means interpreting the song. We have many interpretations of a song . Singers who understand their uniqueness in approaching songs are well loved and remembered. You don’t even have to see their faces, their voices and their rendition will tell you who they are. That is why we have the word version in our vocabulary. People acclaim the version of the singer. Many who have listened to Hyun Joong’s version of “Creep” agree his version is very good . I say his is the best version .As reader of this article I grant you entitlement to my opinion.

    Singers are awarded for their singing whether for the theater, movies, television series –all “legitimate” venues .Has anybody been awarded for busking? Maybe not, but some known singing stars started there. Do you remember Hyun joong as Jihoo who went busking to earn money in Macao? Even if it was not shooting for Boys Over flowers, with a handsome, well dressed singer (he wore a pink blazer there), in a voice so full of confidence singing “Because I am Stupid” would you not stop , listen and give money, too ? If I was there in the crowd, I would definitely even ask for his autograph.

    Kim Hyun Joong, has declared in several interviews his intent to sing solo as part of his to-do list for 2011. Yes, its Kim Hyun Joong, the singer, wants to sing solo, to do his dance music and release an album no less. Historically, being a member of the SS501 boy band, he opens up the song and his voice dominates in the chorus. Who would not recognize his voice when it is like the honey that binds all of their five voices together? It cannot be denied he had also been given solo songs to perform as part of the group’s repertoire.

    Besides performing his solo numbers in concerts and fan meetings his songs became part of the Original Sound Track of Boys Over Flowers in the 2008 drama where he was Yoon Jihoo the second lead character. In 2010 in his latest drama ,Playful Kiss ,the Korean version of anime and manga turned drama ,he starred in as leading man Seung Jo and sang “One More Time “as part of its Original Sound Track . His latest solo, Hohoemi was done for the Smile Charity Show in Japan last December .He sang it with children in that show.

    Those of us who followed his career path know his first love was playing the bass. But it was a career in bass playing nipped in the bud so to speak by his talent management company then. Instead, he was told to sing and dance. The SS501 dance instructor even noted in an interview, that Hyun Joong had 3 months training just to master the basic steps as trainee. But whatever he lacked in dancing skills at first was compensated by his stage presence .But when he finally acquired the necessary skills his teacher considered him the best dancer .Hyun Joong ‘s singing and dancing had become inseparable from that time on .

    Five years and several months since debut time with his band SS501 in 2005 Hyun Joong had claimed many stages. But the solo to top all his singing solo was his “Please Be Nice To Me “complete with crotch grabbing steps and fantastic attires . That song had become more famous with his jitjoong and reinforced the hotness image for him. SS501 concert goers always look forward to Hyun Joong ‘s jitjoong where he bares his upper torso.


    I cannot blame them when they get disappointed when he does not do it. Fancams uploaded in Youtube of that number will let you see how the audience reacted, wildly screaming at the top of their lungs, while waving their green lights.



    In December of 2009, he did a song dance number, Rainism for DK, a soft drink being sold in South Korea. A relatively difficult number to do with his dancers, Rainism without Hyun Joong baring a single patch of skin has received enthusiastic and approving response in internet blogs. Just like “Never Again” solo number, there seemed to be no repeat performance for Rainism .



    Hyun Joong had also done rapping by himself, and sang Korean and Western songs in several radio and television shows .MC’s of variety shows who had become fond of him always ask him to sing impromptu.

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    Looking back, it appears that Hyun Joong has had enough exposure, immersion and experience as a multitasking performer in the singing –dancing field and certainly not a newcomer .In spite of his track record there are others not thoroughly convinced of his capabilities citing that among the members of the band he has the weakest voice. That claim lacks validity. As the singers have different range in their singing voice not all songs are created the same way either. Singing coaches say a singer to be successful must find his voice range and the song that fit that range. And then the rest of other attributes of a successful singer follows. Singing is more than talent and skills: it is the singer’s mastery of what he is presenting and establishing rapport with the audience. Successful singers are known to project that elusive stage presence.

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    Kim Hyun Joong has the audience figuratively in his palms when he performs. He has commandeered the stage from the very first day he stood up there. His stage presence is extraordinary and has made the stage his natural playground. From his already recorded solo songs it is very apparent that his voice range had matched what he sang. The invitation he received to sing the theme song for the Asian Sports Meet held at Guangzhou, China last year is an international recognition and affirmation of his singing talent and drawing power. The acknowledgement was repeated when he sang the theme song, “Hohoemi” for the Japan Charity Event.

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    Kim Hyun Joong has revealed he has chosen five songs from about a hundred songs given him for a solo album to be released this year. He has further intimated that he had started practicing for that as well. I think Hyun Joong has received all the good signs from heaven. He has nowhere else to go but use his gifts and share it with us. As Kim Hyun Joong pursues his solo dance singing career path there is only one thing to say to him, If I may quote Andy Irwin, ‘DON’T BE AFRAID TO BE AMAZING.’

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    (This article does not claim to be an exhaustive discussion of the singing career of Kim Hyun Joong but just a representative sampling of his musicality. Thanks to Andy Irwin for his famous quotation. I think he had Hyun Joong in mind. -Aprilstar)
  • Of Dreams, Anxiety and Personal Aspirations
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    By Aprilstarr for htttp://hyunniespexers.wordpress.com

    Why do we dream ? An eternal question with multiple answers spanning from the ancient times to the present. Dreams had launched wars that became victory or even resulted to a shameful disastrous end.

    Dreams were sweet, hopeful, depicted scenery that were not even humanely possible .

    We see our dearly departed in our dreams or those about to leave us .

    But dreams can be extensions of our mundane tasks not yet fulfilled thus full of anxious expectations …if only we have the oracles of Delphi, use the tea leaves of China or use divination from liver conducted by priests of times past …then dreams may explain, may give us clarifications of things troubling us. But then Sigmund Freud suggested for us to look deeper into our subconscious and what lies there .

    Hyun Joong had his dream and only him will actually know what that dream meant. Apparently he knew that it was his anxiet, now he shared with his public and anyone who cares. He shared his dream to his fans, he now considered his friends or people close to him. In turn we listened , we empathized and gave him our collective attention . We understood what he is going through-if we can only give him a hug, envelop him in a warm embrace that can say it all : It’s going to be alright Kid ! We will all be there for you .

    He had time and time again laid bare his personal aspirations-and we cheered him on to his finish line. We knew he could make it-his dedication, passion, work ethic, the self discipline,the sacrifices all cleared the way . There is no turning back for Hyun Joong, he is all gung ho. Even in his dreams he knew what to do , it may have been a struggle , but so what ,that what makes victory even more meaningful and worth striving for.

    Unlike other dreams ,of just faraway ,misty clouds of uncertainties-Hyun Joong’s dream prepare him to his physical realities and he knows what to do about them .
  • Why We Buy Korean Celebrity Merchandise

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    By meteor2010 at 2011-05-21

    By : Aprilstar for http://hyunniespexers.wordpress.com

    Seattle, Washington

    In the 90’s Paco Underhill used to lord it over the analysis of retail consumer behavior –detailing what shoppers buy, how they buy, when they buy and who are buying until the advent of online marketing . But what this guru has actually studied ethnographically is buying in general, not the specific niche that has now occupied retailing though was not paid serious attention then. I am referring to selling and buying of celebrity merchandise. This was a Hollywood monopoly for a long time –ask any Las Vegas visitor who had inevitably encountered Elvis in mugs, commemorative plates, TShirts , caps and assorted knick knacks . Now, you don’t even have to travel and leave your house just to get into the mood of showing your affection to your favorite celebrities. They are now available online to global buyers. How convenient. While they are usually harmless looking touristic stuff, they could be funny, outrageous and ridiculous.

    Similar phenomenon has happened to fans’ adoration of Korean celebrities such as pop idols and the actors and actresses. When fans buy celebrity products it usually is called emotional purchases .It used to be fans had to go to the Mecca of shopping in this case Korea, in Myeongdong, Seoul for memorabilia,souvenirs and collectible items . Now with the concert circuits and active promotion of films and dramas in Asia, celebrity merchandises also travel and made available during the shows.

    Online marketing has also boosted sales of these merchandises ranging from posters to photo books playing cards, mugs , jewelry made popular by these celebrities in their shows ,mouse pads ,light sticks, calendars, umbrella ,socks, towels ,pens ,tumblers ,DVD’s and many others . They are not cheap considering they still needed to be shipped entailing additional expense. There are legitimate online sites selling them like YesAsia and EBay. Blogs and Forums, Facebook and Twitter have become exchange centers of sorts in buying and selling of these celebrity items.

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    Korean celebrities and their fame have provided incentive for an underground manufacturing and marketing to thrive. On a trip one ordinary day to a local wet market in one Asian country, posters and pictures of the F4 of BOF fame were observed being peddled next to vegetables, laundry brushes and detergent , rubber slippers and pots and pans .Fake DVD’s or pirated copies also proliferate in sidewalks, malls, markets and any place where there is at least a wall to display the wares. It was of course tempting to manufacture fake items because the merchandise is now an industry. The originals are expensive and many times difficult to obtain, thus the imitation serve the purpose of bringing the price down to very affordable level. Imitation allows the ordinary person to enjoy what is usually available only to those with disposable income. Entrepreneurship always is creative.

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    Creating the Demand, Providing the Supply

    One can say business definitely exist because there is a demand for the products. A quick look at the internet yield there are fans bemoaning the “scarcity” and where can buy these celebrity products. These fans always start their query with “I want …”. Are the products essentials of daily living? Of course not . And yet they are sought after, thus one can say demand has been created. Demand came as the byproduct of the global spread of the Kpop mania and Hallyu phenomenon and the broadening of the fanbase of the celebrities. The celebrities had become a very real public fascination with the accessibility of their work such as dramas, movies, videos uploaded in YouTube and viewing online sites that have mushroomed in the internet. It looks like the demand for the product is directly proportional to the popularity of the celebrity or how visible the celebrity is at the moment. When these celebrities visit another country through their concerts, Kpop conventions, fan meets, promotion of their works, fans who want to remember their positive experiences with them and resulting good mood buy memorabilia and souvenir items.

    Social media, according to Viral Blog (March 2010) citing Chadwick Bailey’s study, has affected buying behavior .Blogs, a type of social media dedicated to specific celebrities have also contributed to the continuing interest of the fans to buy these products. In these blogs, items of interest are featured and are even made open for ordering at discounted prices to their registered members. Membership in fan clubs and organizations that span across several countries have encouraged buying keepsakes as way of bonding together.

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    Retail stores have opened up in many countries that are said to have sourced their goods through frequent trips of owners to Korea. Or they could have stocked up from underground sources that are typically cheaper in cost. Business establishments regularly have collectible promo products and giveaways like mugs, tumblers, calendars, posters with the celebrity image stamped on them. Hotsun and Face Shop do this to increase sales and patronage. Even a credit card with Hyun Joong’s face can perhaps encourage more spending with it .

    Buying at auction of the celebrity’s (whether living or already dead) clothes , accessories and other memorabilia is the high end way of owning them . In the United States, these memorabilia command high prices as they had been part of the star’s estate or some objects could be said already part of entertainment history. In Korea, stars themselves donate and sometimes participate in auctioning their clothes and other materials where the proceeds go to charity. At the recent Smile Project held in Japan Kim Hyun Joong donated for auctioning the attire he wore when he sang the theme song for the 2010 Asian Games Event held in Guangzhow ,China. Hyun Joong’s two standees fetched high prices in an auction held in Singapore last December when he visited as the new spokesperson of Face Shop . In another charity auction, Hyun Joong also parted ways with a beloved hat. The most thrilling part is making a used personal item of the star yours, that is, if you can afford it.

    The celebrity also directly encourage fans to buy . When celebrity use the products while attending media events, in their projects ,when they model and pose with them ,they have created the fans’ desire to also own them for personal use or to make them part of their collection. Imagine the special feeling and thrill using the ring just like what Hyun Joong joong wore in a show , or that of Kim Bum’s earrings when he went to a fanmeet. Or wearing the jackets that looked so well on Yoon Eun Hye. Or travel light and be stylist using Hyun Joong‘s bag in the airport. The glitter and glamour might just rub in and stay. Becoming fashionistas like the stars are now possible.

    Who is being catered to by this market?

    Obviously, this market is dedicated to the fans who have formed a subculture of their own. They are the ones who share similar attitudes, values, appreciation and have attached special meanings to these objects. Attendance at concerts and other public events reveal their demographics to be overwhelmingly female and of school age. It means they are still dependent on their parents for their spending money which can place some limitations on their spending habits. On the other hand, there are female fans who are married, have children , single and professionals ,house managers , older adults who are already retired thus have access to income of their own . There are male fans but they remain in the minority. While many products are bought in cash , online products are bought using credit cards and PayPal. It is of interest to know to what extent this generated business have made a dent on the overall economy. Or are they delegated and lumped under “others”?

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    This market will remain vibrant and dynamic for so long as the fans are interested in the stars. Not to worry, print and online marketing will see to it the interest are sustained. Advertisements placed in well trafficked areas where people movers such as buses and subways are found and in other public spaces will reinforce the messages. Happy are the fans who can have the stars as part of their day . Wakeup and drink morning coffee in a mug with Hyun Joong or Rain . Dry the wet face with a towel with the favorite KPop idol in it . Brave the sudden pour of rain with the SS501 umbrella. Go to the interview appointment using the calendar and planner with Hyun Joong smiling and encouraging to go fighting ! Wear Jandi’s star necklace and may be meet one’s Jun Pyo around the corner .In an instant, why , you’d become the celebrity !

    It used to be that fans only see their favorite celebrity’s personal effects in museums and in Halls of Fame and Fortune. But why wait, till they are placed in glass cabinets in some faraway rooms, in some distant land when you can enjoy them here and now ?

    (Thanks and credit to internet sources for the information used in this article )
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    Good morning meteor!Wow! So beautiful! Thank you for making this the 7th thread, sa lahat ng ginawa mo. the previous ones, they are always the best. I know you made a lot of effort for this. thanks a million, You're truly a blessing. thanks again.

    I am so excited for KHJ's album. Do you have a complete collection of SS501 albums and DVD's?

    I'll be back soon,here's some news. Leader will be appearing at "strong Heart' and also "happy Together"

    [11.05.20] [News] Strong Heart’ King of the Kings Battle-Choi Hong Man, U-Know YunHo, Kim Hyun Joong etc Participating


    Source: http://news.nate.com/view/20110520n23216
    English Translation: khjgalaxy.blogspot.com

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    SBS TV programme ‘Strong Heart’ special episode of the ‘King of the Kings’ is inviting previous winners to take part.

    ‘Strong Heart’ PD Park Sang Hyuk said on the 20th ‘After 20 months of Strong Heart, it’s time to rearrange it. Up to now, most of the celebrities who appeared on ‘Strong Heart’ had a Talk Battle.’

    He continued ’The viewers will see a gathering of the most hilarious stars. Very anticipating’.

    The ‘King of the Kings’ includes the talk winners of episode 8′s Kim Hyun Joong, episode 13′s Jun Ho of 2pm, episode 14′s Oh Jung Hae, episode 25′s Se7en, episode 27′s Choi Hong Man, episode 36′s U-Know Yun Ho and other unconfirmed talk winners. It will be a magnificent talkshow worth anticipating.

    The ‘King of the Kings’ competition will be recorded on the 26th of this month and broacast in mid-June.[/b]
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