As TAHITI prepares for their official debut, they join forces with Sports Adidas Eyewear and Stylish Body’s “14 Days.” They plan to create a special message of support for the Korean athletes at the London Olympics. Their event will involve the application feature in smart phones where citizens can personally write and send their supporting messages. TAHITI will play the relayer role between Korean fans and the Korean team. This event will be held from July 23 to August 1. Prizes will be given daily for the top messages that includes the phrase, “Desire for Victory.” TAHITI is a six member girl group who has already received much praise for being a group full of beauties. They have become a hot issue already through their teaser which revealed their sweet looks and powerful energy. The group will release their first single album on July 24, which will be the official start to their debut.
Brave Brothers announced on July 23 that they have produced a new song called, “Spring Summer Summer Summer.” They created this CD upon a fan’s request. They also said that they received a lot of phone calls from fans wanting the album upon the completion of the first and second song that they release. Brave Brothers released their third digital single, Spring Summer Summer Summer , which is different from their previous single, I Don’t Care . Their digital singles are being loved by many fans. On the other hand, the song, “Spring Summer Summer Summer” is a fun, dynamic song that brings a breath of fresh air during the hot summer.
HaHa and Skull released the teaser of their new song “Busan Vacance” on July 23. Haha and Skull stated that “because of film shoot at glaring hot Las Vegas desert for five days, not only us but all the staffs were dehydrated and tired. However, the reggae hair, tanned skin, and nice body though a healthy diet plan turned us in to attractive machos.” Also, they raised the fans’ anticipation even more by saying that there will be appearance of the hottest actor in Korea and Asia in their music video. On the other hand ,the new album is scheduled be released on July 30.
On MBC ” Music Core ” that aired on July 21, SISTAR Soyu performed on stage with their song, ” Loving U .” On the show, SISTAR all wore white jump suits and showed off their cute charms. However, Soyu couldn’t dance properly and had to resist from dancing big because of her revealing outfit. Other members wore white shirts under their jumpsuit, but Soyu wore a comparatively loose jumpsuit that showed a lot of her body. When Soyu had to bend over to perform a dance move, she had to cover her cleavage up and she continued to dance small compared to other members. Internet users commented, “How can you dance when you are supposed to wear that kind of a stage outfit?”, “She looked so uncomfortable throughout the whole performance” and “Her stylist should have paid more attention.” On the other hand, Soyu once said on a previous show program that she hated wearing revealing outfits on stage.
Popular girl group 2NE1 with their recent hit single ” I Love You ” even transformed into magazine directors for their shoot with 1st Look magazine. 2NE1 released a short promotional video of their shoot with the fashion magazine. The video highlights each members particular fashion style and the concept of the shoot drawn inspiration from their upcoming global tour “New Evolution.” Each member posed of each members style based on a word member CL represents “style,” seen in her mesh t-shirt that she designed herself. Bom represents “beauty,” Dara represents “relationship,” and Minzy represents “culture.” In celebration of the magazine’s first birthday, some of the outfits and accessories seen in the video will be available for purchase at 1st Look’s homepage . 2NE1 will kick off their first world tour “New Evolution” starting on July 28 and 29 in Seoul.
Last 21st and 22nd, MBLAQ has successfully ended the Seoul Concert of ‘The BLAQ % TOUR’ that was held at Olympic Park Olympic Hall. The concert was planned from last June for the Korean fans followed by Indonesia and Thailand, but 9 thousand fans from all over the Asian countries including Japan, China, and Malaysia showed up at the concert. MBLAQ stated that the congratulating rice flowers that covered the whole wall of the Olympic Hall has exceeded 10 million tons and alot of artists such as IU , SISTAR , Dara , Go Euna, and Chinese idol Wei Chen participated in the concert. Some of the audience of the concert were over thirties. One male fan in his thirties, who came with his girl friend said that he was surprised by thier talent and the concert exceeded his expectation of idol singers. One of the couples in their late twenties also said that they both like MBLAQ because of the quality of the music and the tough performance. MBLAQ will be continuing on the tour in Osaka on July 26th-27th, Tokyo in 30th-31st and Taiwan in August 18th.
Woolim Entertainment revealed a mystery teaser video which gained much attention. Woolim Entertainment, who is also the agency for idol group INFINITE , revealed a 30 second teaser video on their official Youtube channel. In the video, there are no scenes but rather words such as ‘New Style,’ ‘New Music,’ ‘New Performance’ and ‘The Revolution of 201208’. Internet users commented, “Is this INFINITE’s new album concept”, “I can’t sleep because I am curious” and “Finally a girl group from Woolim Entertainment.” Many fans are curious to see what type of girl group they will come out with.
The song ” Like Money (Feat. Akon),” that is collaborated with worldly known artist Akon, is getting attention from major media such as Billboard and MTV after the release of the song. Popular radio stations like ‘100.9’ and ‘97.3’ mentioned comments such as “When can we hear Wonder Girl’s new song on the radio,” “‘Like Money’ is the best song of this summer,” and “Cheer for Wonder Girls who released a new song in America.” Adding on, Wonder Girls managed to perform a successful stage with Akon at ‘2nd Green Groove Festival’ that was held at Dechun Beach. Wonder Girls performed “Like this,” “Be My Baby,” “So Hot (Rock Ver.),” “Tell Me,” “Nobdy,” and Akon performed “Lonely,” “Be angel,” “Na Na Na,” “I’ll Wanna.” After the individual performances, Wonder Girls and Akon performed a combined stage of “Like Money.” About 40,000 audiences participated in the event. JYP Entertainment stated that “Like Money (Feat. Akon) is bringing a huge popularity in America,” and asked for support for Wonder Girls to go broader on world stages such as America and Japan.
Five popular K-Pop idol groups are to attend a music festival in Thailand. The Korean Big Five in Bangkok is to star 5 biggest K-Pop stars such as TVXQ , SHINee , BEAST , BTOB and one other surprise guest. Earlier it was announced to be B.A.P however later the concert organizer announced the group will not be joining the concert. The remaining artist has yet to be announced. The concert will take place at Aktive Square, Meungthong Thani, Thailand on September 8 to feature an unforgettable 3 hour show shared the event organizer Production Addict Co., LTD. The K-Pop wave in Thailand seems to be going on strong most recently in April of this year MBC held a joint concert of “2012 Thailand Hallyu Concert” at the Rachamankha Arena in Bangkok. The performance lineup featured an impressive lineup including TVXQ, SHINee, 2PM, BEAST, T-ARA, MBLAQ, FTISLAND, INFINITE and more. Not only that many exclusive concert performances stopping in Thailand to greet ardent K-Pop fans. Ticket Prices: 6,000฿ 4,500฿ 3,500฿ 2,500฿ 1,000฿ Those who will purchase 6,000฿ and 4,500฿ will have a chance to meet and greet the artists. (70 lucky fans that purchased 6,000฿ and 30 lucky fans that
Vocal group 4Men ‘s youngest member, Shin Yong Jae released his first solo album teaser. On July 23, they released his 55 second teaser for his intro “All I Ever Think About is You” on his official Youtube channel. In the video, Shin Yong Jae is sitting with his back to the camera in a dark and foggy room. The highlight of the video is when a mysterious figure starts crying while he is singing. His agency commented, “This is his first solo album after his debut 5 years ago. This album was produced and written by Shin Yong Jae himself and has been gaining much attention.” His album will officially release on July 27.