Tuesday, 26 October 2010

2AM releases 1st full length album Saint O'clock

2AM members feeling emotionally drained after singing all those ballads

JYP Entertainment's 2AM makes a comeback with their first full-length album entitled Saint o'clock. The quartet, which is one of the two subgroups branched out from the original 11-member boyband One Day (the other subgroup being 2PM), will be concentrating on bringing across their soulful voices rather than their sharp dance routine in this new album.

Saint o'clock is a sentimental album. Bang Si-hyuk, the producer who helped 2AM top the charts with the song 'Never Let You Go' returns in this album. Having two very strong songs in the album, Bang is unable to decide on the title track. Hence, Saint o'clock has not one, but two title tracks - namely 'Like Crazy' and 'You Wouldn't Answer My Calls'. The former is described as a soulful ballad which that would captivate the audience. While the latter, is a heart-wrenching song that describes the pain and loneliness after a breakup. Very soulful songs indeed!

Penuh emo...

As you would now know, Korean music artiste don't only emphasize their music. Along with the release of a new album, comes a whole new look for the group. In this album, 2AM has opted for a very classy look, donning trendy suits.

2AM's first full-length album comes in two flavours. First, the limited-edition album (only 20,000 copies available) comes with former hit songs 'This song', 'Confession of a Friend' plus the original version of Jo Kwon's 'The Day I Confessed'. It also includes additional goodies such as a mini photo album, special 2AM diary and newsletters. The regular edition contains 'To Love You Again' written by Lee Chang-min, which is not included in the limited edition.

It's sad i tell ya...the songs that i sing

2AM's Saint o'clock will be released both online and in stores on October 26, 2010 by Loen Entertainment Inc.

Info & pics courtesy of Universal Music Malaysia

Related entries:

Confession of a Friend by 2AM
2PM not coming to Malaysia, 2AM to perform at after party
A look at 2AM in Malaysia

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Sunday, 24 October 2010

CNBLUE relates embarrassing red carpet experience

"It was our first ever red carpet appearance, and the camera did not capture us," whined CNBLUE's Lee Jonghyun and Kang Minhyuk.

The pair debuted as actors in the omnibus movie Acoustic and were at the 15th Pusan International Film Festival on Oct 7.

The pair made their red carpet appearance right after Chinese actress Tang Wei (Lust, Caution) and the cameras missed them. What a pity, especially when the event was broadcasted live!

Minhyuk divulged, "This is the first time I've seen Jonghyun Hyung so nervous."

Embarrassed, Jonghyun explained, "It's true. I'm not the type who usually gets nervous while on stage, but this time I was a wreck."

Jonghyun practiced his red carpet walk and how he would wave to fans in the hotel room before the event, so it was really disappointing when the cameras failed to catch him in action. Nevertheless, the boys are excited for their movie debut.

Jonghyun and Minhyuk said, "Watching the film reminded us of the times we spent in Japan when we started our music career. At that time, we practiced in the basement.

"We think a lot about those difficult times, but we also realize that there are a lot of people who have had similar experiences. I think we are so lucky now to be able to play music in such a good environment."

Source: Newsen
Translated by: @blue_jus7 on Twitter & fizzy@cnbluestorm

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Thursday, 21 October 2010

Zuno and Jay Park are coming to Malaysia!

For those still not in the know, Zuno's fanmeet and showcase tour in Malaysia has been postponed to Nov 5 (originally scheduled on Oct 13-15).

Currently organized by Absolutely Pop Resources (previously Chavez Events), the C-pop event will be held in Kuala Lumpur and Penang. Johor, which was listed as one of his stops in the original schedule, has been dropped.

Ticket prices range from RM160 - RM360. Ticketing details are at http://absolutelypop.com/

There's also good news for Jay Park fans! The erstwhile leader of top boyband 2PM is coming to Malaysia after all. Absolutely Pop Resources has confirmed at its Facebook page that the fanmeet will be on Dec 4 while a Hi-5 session with Jay will be on Dec 5.

Redstar Presents wanted to bring Jay into Malaysia this year but plans fell through.

For the latest updates on these events, drop by Absolutely Pop's Facebook page and website. Are any of our readers attending the events? ;)

Zuno a.k.a Kim Junho in Malaysia for a promo tour

Jay Park's not coming to Malaysia, goes to Singapore

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Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Win a culinary vacation to South Korea!

Do you absolutely love bulgogi, bibimbap and kimchi? Can't live without Korean cuisine?

If you answered yes to those questions, then blog your way to a 4D / 3N Culinary Vacation in South Korea! The special package includes hotel stay, cooking classes, restaurant tours and dinners at some of Korea's finest restaurants.

Koreataste.org, Korea Tourism Organization's food website, will be sending its top foodie contributor on the gastronomic adventure. All you have to do is become a blogger for the site. The winner will be selected based on the following criteria:

* Number of posts (30%)
* Total Number of all “Thumbs Up” Votes on the posts per blogger (20%)
* Quality of written posts, photos, and video (50%)

Other prizes include a Samsung TL500 Camera, a Samsung Galaxy Tab and gift sets of Korean food and ingredients.

The contest started on Oct 11 and will end on Dec 5, 2010 at 11:59pm (Korea Time). The contest is open to anyone who is 18 years and above, from all over the world. Click here for contest details or contact them at koreataste@knto.or.kr

Happy blogging!

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Saturday, 16 October 2010

JYJ's album The Beginning gets 520K pre-orders

From left: Micky, Hero & Xiah makes up JYJ

The trio JYJ which consists of ex-TVXQ members Hero Jaejoong, Micky Yoochun and Xiah Junsu are doing tremendously well. Aiming to start off on a fresh footing and leave the feud with SM Entertainment behind, they aptly call their first album "The Beginning".

JYJ has already got 520,000 pre-order sales for their album The Beginning and are touring, performing showcases to promote the album.

JYJ makes a stop in Malaysia this weekend.

JYJ Flight Details:
ETA: SUNDAY MH604 10.50am KLIA

Press Conference
Date : SUN, 17th October 2010
Time : 7.30PM
Venue : Doubletree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur, Ampang

JYJ The Beginning New Album Showcase Live in Malaysia 2010
Date: SUN, 17TH October 2010(Sunday)
Time: 2.00pm
Venue: Stadium Negara

Pic credit: The Daily Sports World

JYJ showcase in Malaysia on Oct 17

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