Prince Mak, in the latest episode of his radio show, “The Prince Mak Hour,” reportedly became serious and gave a little intuition into the dim side of the K-pop industry. Accordingly, while there are some positive sides of being a K-pop star such as being famous and popular, it is not so rosy altogether. Although the celebrity offered just a little insight into the Korean entertainment industry, it is very serious and can affect many lives of the Korean fan base. According to KoreaPortal , there have been rumors about slave contracts for quite sometime now. Prince Mak reportedly confirms the existence of such a thing and further said that these contracts could be anywhere between seven to 14 years. And apparently, the contract duration does not include the time that the star is still a trainee. In addition to being tied up in long-term contracts, K-pop stars do not apparently earn very much. Prince Mak reportedly said that the most common income distribution rates are either 80 percent to the company and 20 percent to the artist or 90 percent and 10 percent to the company and artist, respectively. For those in K-pop groups, as reported by SBS ,
Rookie K-pop boy band JJCC are getting a lot of love from Australia. JJCC were featured in multiple print and online media outlets this past week ahead of the group’s concerts in Sydney last Friday and Saturday. The seven member act debuted in 2014 under a company formed by international martial arts film star Jackie Chan and they garnered a lot of attention. Many of the outlets have covered K-pop in the past, but JJCC’s Australian members have drawn the group a lot of attention down under. In recent interviews to Australian media, JJCC (mostly member Prince Mak) discussed the hardships and high points of being a K-pop star and a member of an idol group. In the interview with the Sydney Morning Herald, which reads as a follow-up to a previous interview Prince Mak gave the Guardian way back in 2014, Mak discussed the hardships of being a star in Korea. “No one really looked after me [before],” Mak told the Sydney Morning Herald. “Now everywhere I go, someone has to follow me. I pretty much can’t go anywhere by myself. Go to work, go to hospital, someone has to follow me. I’ve pretty much got used to
As Jackie Chan’s foray into K-pop, Chinese-Korean pop group JJCC has had a fair amount of press. The group’s latest release, however, is maybe the most noteworthy. With the release of their latest single and music video “Where You At,” the five-member boy band jumped to seven as they unveil Zica and Yul as the newest stars to join their ranks. JJCC released the music video for “Where You At” on Aug. 19 through their official YouTube channel . The song is part of their second EP, Ackmong, and brings together elements of fun, hip-hop, and EDM. “Where You At” was produced by Duble Sidekick, Long Candy, DayDay, WuNo, Homeboy, and Tenjo & Tasco. “Ayo! J-J-to the Double C! Catchy song. Loved the MV. Happy they’re back,” wrote YouTube viewer KBelle Rodriguez in a comment posted on the music video. JJCC is a hip-hop boy band who made their debut in March 14, 2014. In addition to new members Zica and Yul, JJCC consists of Prince Mak, E.co, Simba, Eddy Oh, and SanCheong.
KBS ‘Music Bank’ is back for another week of great performances from some of your favorite K-pop idols. Great stage settings and fan chants were all heard and seen on the Friday’s episode. One idol made their duo debut who is Zion.T and Crush with “Just.” Your nominees were INFINITE H and Davichi. The winner was Davichi for their ballad single titled, “Cry Again.” Congratulations to them! This being said, here are the performance recaps from Friday’s episode. Performance Recaps From Friday’s Episode Zion.T and Crush; “Just” Zion.T and Crush collaborated and came on stage to sing their single titled, “Just.” The song has a R&B tempo; which showcases Zion.T and Crush’s great voice. The message of the song is about forgetting the break-up and moving on. The audience enjoyed their performance. Davichi Vocalist ballad female duo group Davichi showcased their amazing voices as they made the audience “Cry Again.” Davichi are doing a great job with promotions as they won another first place trophy. Kang Min Kyung and Lee Haeri thanked their fans for all the love and support that they are giving to them. INFINITE H INFINITE H who consist of members Dongwoo and Hoya are having a
Jackie Chan ‘s Korean idol group JJCC is going international. JJCC fans both in and out of Korea have been posting multiple dance covers of their choreography in ” Bing Bing Bing ” and music video reaction clips on YouTube as well as other popular video-sharing sites, according to the Korean publication Naver. The Korean hip-hop group has been blowing up since they dropped their first mini-album “JJCC” on August 21 after a five-month hiatus. The group’s single “Bing Bing Bing” has proven to be quite a success for the five-member idol group, with the boys creating a fan base for themselves in China, Japan, America, Europe and South America. The reaction clips from all around the world are also reportedly showing JJCC members that they successfully executed their concept for the hit title track and album. “The keyword for this album is ‘toughness.’ JJCC focused on getting rid of the soft and gentle image that they showed through the previous album. The martial arts choreography was designed to intensify the song’s power,” stated a representative from JJCC’s management agency, Jackie Chan Group Korea , according to the publication Star N News. JJCC initially gained widespread attention for being the
Jackie Chan’s idol group released its first song ‘At First’ on March 23, but not all five members appeared in the music video. The Chinese-Australian member of JJCC, Prince Mak, did not appear in the music video. The rookie group gained a lot of attention prior to debut because it was assembled by Hollywood star Jackie Chan. The five members are SimBa, the leader, E.Co, EDDY, San Cheong, and Prince Mak. The four Korean members appear in the video, but Prince Mak did not appear in the music video that appeared on JJCC’s official YouTube channel. He has appeared with the other members to promote the song on music shows. JJCC appeared, as a quintet, on music shows even prior to releasing the music video for ‘At First.’ However, Prince Mak’s exclusion from the music video for ‘At First’ has confused some fans. It is rare for idol groups to release music videos without all of their members, and almost unheard of to debut with a certain amount of members but only have some of those members in the debut music video. JJCC’s company has not issued any official statements about Prince Mak’s absence from the music video. Prince Mak
The five members of JJCC (pronounced Double JC), idol group produced by actor Jackie Chan , was revealed today. On the 12 th , The Jackie Chan Group Korea revealed the profile of the five members, all in their early 20s: four Korean members SimBa , E.co , EDDY , and San Cheong , and Chinese-Australian member Prince Mak . According to sources, leader SimBa has a masculine charm and E.co a perfect body structure. Both members have a background in modeling. EDDY previously went on air through O’live’s survival cooking audition program “Master Chef Korea”. Completing Jackie Chan Stunt Group’s stunt training with mastery, EDDY is known to be talented in a number of different things. San Cheong, the youngest member, has the image of a mischievous boy, while Prince Mak is known to have placed #1 on China’s music survival program in the past. Agency staff claimed that all members are not only talented in music, rap, singing, and composing, but also in popping, b-boying, and ballet, enabling them to give a high-quality performance on stage. They are also competent in 3 languages: Korean, English, and Chinese. Staff also asked for fans’ support, stating: “Each unique member will