4minute held their second live concert in Japan, “4minute LIVE Energy Vol. 2 DIAMOND,” on December 4th amidst the cheering of 4,000 fans.
Fans and Japanese reporters gathered in the concert hall five hours before the official start date, demonstrating the hot interest the Japanese have taken to the Korean girl group.
4minute kicked off their concert by performing their hit tracks, “Muzik,” “HUH,” and “I My Me Mine.”
Gayoon showed off her powerful vocals through her solo performance with “Dejavu” while Jihyunearned the cheers of male fans with her sweet reinvention of “Like A Virgin.”
Maknae Sohyun performed “London Bridge” with a rebellious image, and Hyuna performed her own solo track, “Change.” Jiyoon transformed into a rocker with her smooth, boyish charms for her solo.
4minute wrapped up their concert by stating, “We believe this was the most passionate concert. It’s our second concert, but everyone acted as if we’ve been together for a long time and synchronized so well. Thank you so much for responding so passionately. Please anticipate our future.”
Source + Photos: Star News via Nate
As the ceremony date for the “2010 Melon Music Awards” draws near, music fans will be delighted to hear that artists from all three companies – SME, YGE and JYPE – will be standing on one stage.
Representatives of Melon Music revealed that viewers can anticipate a meaningful ceremony because of the variety of confirms from different agencies. “We believe that artists confirmed their attendances because they trust the fairness of our awards show. It will be a highly meaningful ceremony, as artists will be giving back the love they’ve received from their fans all year long together.”
Many collaboration stages are under preparation, along with a cute surprise by ceremony host Song Joong Ki.
SNSD, 2AM, 2PM, 2NE1, T-ara, CNBLUE, IU, Lee Seung Ki, DJ DOC and 4Men have been chosen as the top 10 nominees for the “2010 Artist Award”, the winner of which will be revealed during the ceremony.
Source + Photos: TV Report via Nate
The 2010 YG Family Concert takes place this weekend, from December 4th – 5th at the Seoul Olympic Stadium, and 2NE1 member Park Bom has teased fans further with an update on her me2day.
Park Bom wrote on her me2day on December 4th, “This is actually Youngbae’s ‘Only Look At Me’ performance that I rehearsed to show at our concert. I worked really hard to make all of you laugh kekeke but due to the time limit, I won’t be able to show you. Instead, I rehearsed something from our Swi.T seniors…Eunju unni, anticipate it~~~*^^*”.
The above entry was accompanied by a short clip of Bom doing Taeyang’s ‘Only Look At Me‘.
Source: Park Bom’s me2day
Here’s the perfect Christmas present for Perfect Match fans.
MCA Music will be releasing the Perfect Match soundtrack early December. Aside from the fact that it also includes a Bonus DVD with music videos of 5 songs, it also includes tracks from OPM artists like Nyoy Volante and Sabrina which were used in the locally dubbed version of the drama.
Album: Perfect Match OST
1. Can’t Believe It – Younha
2. Dropping Rain – Kim Tae-Woo
3. My Heart Is Touched – SeeYa
4. The Wings – Kim Tae Woo
5. Creating Love – 4Minute
6. Like A Fool – 2AM
7. Saranghae (Can’t Believe It Adaptation) – Sabrina
8. Ito Ang Pangako Ko (Dropping Rain Adaptation) – Nyoy Volante
9. Ito Ang Pangako ko (Dropping Rain Adaptation) – Sabrina
10. King Of The Bees
11. Strange Feeling
12. King Of The Bees (Piano version)
13. Like A Fool (Instrumental)
14. Creating Love (Instrumental Guitar)
15. The Wings (Instrumental)
16. My Heart Is Touched (instrumental)
17. Dropping Rain (Instrumental Violin)
18. Can’t Believe It (instrumental Piano)
Bonus DVD (Music Videos):
1. Can’t Believe It
2. Dropping Rain
3. My Heart Is Touched
4. The Wings
5. Creating Love
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It’s not a new thing for people to be brought together around song. Songs of triumph, songs of plight and songs that speak of what we have in common. It’s one of the great traditions of The Church throughout the ages. It brings us into agreement with God and one another.
The first “worship” song we have on record, is the song of Exodus 15. The people of God are fleeing slavery in Egypt, with Pharoah’s army hot on their heels. You know the story; they find themselves cornered, when God parts the seas and delivers His people under miraculous circumstances! And literally, the first thing they do is stop and sing…
“I’m singing my heart out to God—what a victory! He pitched horse and rider into the sea. God is my strength, God is my song, and, yes! God is my salvation…”
On November the 7th, 2010, as a church, we paused for a moment to consider and celebrate all that God has been doing across the life of our church. That night represented the coming together of Hillsong Church from different campuses, services and even cities, as we were joined by some of our team from London, Kiev, Cape Town, Paris, Stockholm and New York.
As our church filled the Sydney Entertainment Centre, they were met with what I think is some of the most creative staging and lighting that our team has produced to date. (Tip of the hat to Nath Taylor, who is pretty much a genius).
From the first song to the last, it was like a summary of our year as a church, as the songs that had given expression to who God is and what He has done were sung at full volume by our church.
Thanks to all who joined us for the 12 days of prayer leading up to the night. If you missed it, you can read the messages from some of our team here (LIVE Team Prayer Notes)… There’s some great thoughts in there.
As we now work to get the album ready for it’s release in July 2011 and I listen back on the night itself, I’m reassured that this album brings a fresh sound and expression to our worship and that the songs are as strong as they’ve ever been.
We have an album title…But I can’t tell you yet…what I can say, is it’s going to be worth the wait!
Check out the ’12 Days of Prayer’ blog about the lead up to this album recording: Click here to read.
The Mnet Asian Music Awards came to an end. Check out the winners below!
Daesang Award (Grand Prize)
Album of the Year
Song of the Year
Best New Female Artist Award
Best Vocal Performance – Group
Best Dance Performance – Male Group
Best Dance Performance – Female Group
Best Digital Single
Female Group Award
Male Singer Award
Female Singer Award
Male Group Award
Best Music Video
Best Dance Performance – Solo
Best Vocal Performance – Solo
Best Band Performance
The Shilla Duty Free Asian Wave Award
Best Asia Artist
Best Asia New Artist
Best Asia Pop Artist
Best Asia R&B Group
The 2010 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) was held overseas for the first time in it’s history, at the Cotai Arena, Venetian Hotel in Macau where a host of stars from Korea and around the world attended, with millions watching it live (or delayed) through tv broadcasts and online streaming sources.
Check out selected photos from the red carpet ceremony ahead of the awards ceremony below!
Just under a week ago, Superstar K winner Seo In Kook released a music video teaser for “Take“, his remake of the 1980s hit, “Take On Me” by a-ha.
The music video stars So Ji Sub and Jung So Min, so be sure to check it out below!
For those that want to compare it to the original, here it is.
Despite rumors spreading about SS501′s leader Kim Hyun Joong collaborating with JYPE’s head producer, Park Jin Young, for his solo album next year, the singer has come forth to deny all rumors and confirm that no collaboration has been set to concrete just yet.
“Initial reports about Kim Hyun Joong in the middle of album works with Park Jin Young are wrong. I think what Bae Yong Joon said about wanting to introduce Kim Hyun Joong to Park Jin Young was misinterpreted,” confirmed the singer’s agency, KeyEast.
The rumors about JYP and Kim Hyun Joong working on his album together raised even more interest because of the fact that JYP Entertainment and KeyEast are collaborating on producing the upcomingKBS 2TV drama, ‘Dream High’. However, KeyEast later clarified, “He hasn’t even met with Park Jin Young yet, and we have not made any special plans regarding that matter.”
Kim Hyun Joong’s solo album, to be concentrated in the dance genre, has already received a track to use back in July 2010. It was reported that the production of his new album will be done jointly by producers from Europe and America.
During a recent interview with TV Daily, Kim Hyun Joong expressed, “I want to become a Hallyu Star that has the capability to dance, sing and act. Since I already act and sing, my type of Hallyu will become a new kind of Hallyu.”
Source: TV Daily
Singer Seo In Kook recently unveiled his MV teaser for the digital single, “Take“, and it’s been garnering a lot of interest due to participation of actor So Ji Sub and actress Jung So Min.
Seo In Kook’s “Take” is a remake of “Take On Me“, an international hit from the Norwegian pop rock band, A-Ha (1985). The remake was done to celebrate the launching of the new smartphone named ‘Take’ from KT TECH.
After watching the MV teaser, netizens commented, “The song has changed quite a bit from the original. Amazing,” ” Seo In Kook’s vocals changes the atmosphere of the song,” and “The MV includes Seo In Kook and So Ji Sub. I want to watch the full MV fast.”
Check out the MV teaser below!