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Korean female idol 4minute for their latest single “I My Me Mine” (IMMM) [Cube Entertainment]

Korean female idols 4minute will be revealing the music video for their new song today, according to their agency Cube Entertainment on Thursday.

Cube announced in a press release that the music video for song “I My Me Mine (IMMM),” the second song they are promoting from their second album “HUH,” will be unveiled today on the girl’s official website.

The video is being released in time with their first televised performance for the song on cable channel music show “M! Countdown” today.

The five-member girl band composed of members Jihyun, Gayoon, Jiyoon, HyunA and Sohyun, made their debut in 2009 with their single “Hot Issue.” They have enjoyed success with their mini-album “For Muzik” which topped various charts in Asia including Taiwan and the Philippines.

They recently held their first-ever solo concert in Japan in May and will be releasing “IMMM” as a single in the country.



credit: Goldmiss99@YT



by Joe Tacopino
Daily News Writer

South Korean soldiers stand guard near the South side of the border in the village of Panmunjom between South and North Korea in the demilitarized zone (DMZ).

South Korean soldiers stand guard near the South side of the border in the village of Panmunjom between South and North Korea in the demilitarized zone (DMZ).

South Korea is waging war with pop music.

After the country formally accused North Korea of launching the torpedo that sunk their warship Cheonan, South Korea has declared psychological warfare in retaliation.

Their first missive into the hermit kingdom was a pop song.

Ended a six-year suspension against state-sanctioned propaganda, the South sent the message across the border through the airwaves.

Before airing a rebuke from South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, the broadcast features K-pop girl group 4minute singing their song “HuH (Hit Your Heart).”

The song was specifically chosen to irk the repressive regime with its liberating lyrics: “Baby, you’re kidding me? I do what I want and I do it my way.”

The two countries, officially still at war, are divided by a 155-mile Korean Demilitarized Zone. The South set up speakers to blast the propaganda across the DMZ.

In a move reminiscent of the 1984 movie “Footloose,” the North Korean capital of Pyongyang has vowed to destroy any speakers set up along the border.



Members of girl group 4minute on the cover of their 2nd mini-album “HUH” [Cube Entertainment]

Korean female idols 4minute have released the title track and music video from their second mini-album, according to their agency Cube Entertainment on Wednesday.

A press release from Cube stated that the girls revealed the song and music video for “HUH” (Hit yoUr Heart) on their official webpage, portal sites and online music service providers.

“The latest song is more sophisticated and urban hip-hop. It was produced by famed producer Shinsa Dong Tiger,” an associate from Cube explained.

The quintet will be giving their stage comeback performance for “HUH” on Mnet’s televised music program “M! Countdown” on May 20.

4minute, composed of members Jihyun, Gayoon, Jiyoon, Hyuna and Sohyun, made their debut in 2009 with their single “Hot Issue” and found success with their first mini-album “For Muzik.”

They also embarked on an Asia tour earlier this year, performing in front of thousands of fans in various countries including Taiwan, Philippines, Thailand, Hong Kong, and Japan.

The group recently held a concert in Japan where they gave a live performance of the Japanese single of “For Muzik.”


Here’s the MV of HUH feat Beast:

cre: manwong097@YT


Minho of K-pop idol group SHINee [Asia Economic Daily]

A handful of young Korean pop idols — including Minho and Key of SHINee, Dongho of U-Kiss and Lee Jung-shin of CNBLUE — graduated from their high schools today.

Minho of boy band SHINee attended his graduation ceremony at Konkuk University Affiliated High School, while his bandmate Key received his diploma from Youngshin High School in the city of Daegu.

Minho, who will be enrolling in Konkuk University as a film major next month, was handed not only his diploma but a special award for his contribution in making the school better known to the public.

Key, who returned to his hometown of Daegu for the graduation ceremony, also received recognition for his contribution as well as a high school diploma.

“I am glad and happy because fans are congratulating me on my graduation,” the 18-year-old singer was quoted as saying. “Now that I am an adult, I will be more responsible and work hard for the fans.”

U-Kiss member Dongho showed up at his alma mater Yonggang Middle School in Seoul, accompanied by his bandmates Kevin, Ki-bum, Alexander and Ki-sub. Dongho will be attending Hanlim Multi Art School in March.

Lee Jung-shin, bassist of indie rock band CNBLUE, also became a graduate today, receiving a diploma at Jung Bal High School located in Ilsan, Korea.

Reporter : Ko Kyoung-seok
Editor : Lynn Kim
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SHINee member Key attends his high school graduation ceremony at Youngshin High School in the city of Daegu in South Korea on February 10, 2010.

SHINee member Key [SM Entertainment]
SHINee member Key [SM Entertainment]
SHINee member Key [SM Entertainment]

Photographer : Lee Ki-bum
Editor : Jessica Kim
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4minute member Sohyun [Park Sung-ki/Asia Economic Daily

4minute member Sohyun arrives at Kum-ho Girls’ Middle School to attend her school graduation ceremony on February 11, 2010.

4minute member Sohyun [Park Sung-ki/Asia Economic Daily]

Photographer : Park Sung-Ki
Editor : Jessica Kim
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Album cover of Amerie’s record “In Love & War” [Universal Music]

Korean pop group 4minute has collaborated with U.S. R&B singer Amerie on a song titled “Heard ’em All” from her latest album.

Play Cube Entertainment announced the two artists recently finished recording the single to be featured in the special Korean edition of Amerie’s album “In Love & War.”

A recently formed strategic alliance between global record company Universal Music Group and Play Cube brought Amerie and 4minute together for the single which also features boy band B2ST member Jun-hyung.

The American singer will visit Korea in March to promote the record due out on February 23.

Amerie, whose mother is Korean, is also a songwriter and producer who made her debut in 2002 with her first album “All I Have”.

4minute appeared on the music scene with their first mini-album “Hot Issue” in 2009. The five-member girl group has since released their second mini-album “For Muzik” and member Hyun-A recently released a solo album.

Album cover of 4Minute’s mini-album “Hot Issue” [Play Cube Entertainment]

Reporter : Ko Kyoung-seok
Editor : Lucia Hong
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outh Korean girlband 4minute, together with their junior/dongsaeng BEAST, performed at Taiwan Convention Center for their first oversea performance yesterday, has already more than thousands of fans to support them. An average of not more than 20 years old members, wore black with red suit shining suit on stage. Amidst the hit music MUZIK, with 3 members namely “Hyun Ah, Ji Hyun and Gayoon” showed off their pretty legs and even purposely took off their coat and showed off their shoulders. However charismatic junior/dongsaeng BEAST that just debut for 100 days is not losing them either. Beast’s performance on stage has gotten even more enthusiastic shouts from fans, that almost took 4Minute’s limelight.

4Minute later than showed off their Chinese and even said a few sentences such as “Is everybody good?” and “Have you eaten?”. 4Minute have seen recommended Taiwan programs in South Korean, therefore learning a few Chinese sentences, which can be used on the day itself. Members have also exposed that, whenever they talked, it will be very noisy, however they do perform their duties. Jihyun, like a mother, loves to take care of the group, Hyunah who loves to laze in bed however is like the daughter of the group, enjoys members` concerns.

Beast that has just debuted for their 100th day, was welcomed by many fangirls. Seeing fans holding lighted cards of members’ name, made them both flattered and surprised and said “Didn’t know that there will be so many B2uties coming, the enthusiastic shouting made by them are even more powerful than the Korean B2uties”, and expressed they are making SHINWA as a goal to move towards towards this goal. This time round due to member “Kikwang” shooting films and thus making himself absent from the performance, they expressed that they will come again to Taiwan to perform as 6 members.

Sorry, I’m HTML illiterate (never done a cut with media behind it in my life lol) so if you wanna watch all the fancams, go to the link below.

CREDITS (SOURCE); nicky456@b2strising(TRANS)


K-pop groups 4minute and BEAST performing at their joint concert in Taiwan [Cube Entertainment]

Korean pop groups 4minute and BEAST successfully wrapped their first promotional tour in Taiwan over the weekend, together attracting a huge crowd to their concert and fan meeting.

First, the news of their arrival in Taiwan on January 21 was reported in the 8 o’clock evening news of public network TTV with the two bands seen delivering their greetings in Chinese in front of Taiwanese fans and the media.

They kicked off the tour with a press conference and fan meeting the next day to which some 2,000 Taiwanese fans showed up. Organizers had to cut down the attendance for the event, which took place at CTS Broadcasting Station, to 200 people for safety reasons.

The girl group and the boy band then held a joint concert on Saturday attended by some 5,000 fans of both groups. They performed for about two hours, singing numerous songs including their unreleased tracks “Won’t You Give It To Me” (by 4minute) and “Yet” (BEAST).

4minute — composed of Jihyun, Gayoon, Jiyoon, HyunA and Sohyun — debuted in June 2009 with the single “Hot Issues”. Their subsequent mini-album “For Muzik” was a big success, topping various music charts in both Korea and Taiwan.

BEAST, which stands for “Boys of the East Standing Tall”, debuted in October 2009 with the mini-album “Beast Is The B2ST”. They are composed of six members — Doo-joon, Hyun-seung, Jun-hyung, Yo-seob, Dong-woon and Gi-kwang, who was unable to attend the Taiwan tour due to his personal schedule.

Both K-pop groups are managed by Korean entertainment agency Cube Entertainment who recently signed a strategic alliance with global record company Universal Music Group in an attempt to further expand their careers overseas.

Reporter : Park Kun-ouc, Ko Jae-wan
Editor : Lynn Kim
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4Minute HyunA gives a shocking revelation, “I lost 17kg because of Shin JungHwan.”

HyunA was on the last episode of KBS 2TV ‘SangSang Plus Season 2′ set to air on 19th January when she said that. And her revelation came as shocking as the singer has been gaining much popularity with her solo single release and trending hot pelvic dance.

HyunA said on the show, “For my body now, I lost 17kg.”

Known to love dancing since young, HyunA revealed that she has lost 17kg as compared to when she was in primary school.

She added, “The reason why I lost so much weight is because of Shin JungHwan. There is this famous celebrity, and he/she had told me back then ‘You look like Shin JungHwan!’, and I was in shock and started losing weight.”

Meanwhile, the G7 members for KBS Invincible Youth are guest appearances on the show which is set to air on 19th January at 11.05pm.

S:Newsen + kbites


The dates are in for the first – ever Philippine promo tour of one of the biggest acts in the K-Pop music industry today! Ji Hyun, Ga Yoon, Ji Yoon, HyunA, So Hyun, collectively known as 4Minute make their way to Manila on Feb. 4 – 8 for a series of mall shows and autograph signing sessions!

Details under the cut.

Feb. 5: SM Mall of Asia, Main Mall Atrium, 6 PM
Feb. 6: SM Megamall, New Event Center, 5 PM
Feb. 7: SM North EDSA, Annex Event Center, 5 PM

The momentum of 4Minute is rapidly increasing with their hits, endorsements and individual projects! 4minute, who started their career April of last year has already received awards from their hometown namely Cyworld’s Rookie of the Month, Korea’s Cultural, Physical Education and Tourism Bureau: Rookie Music Award, SBS Power Rookie (August) and Golden Disk Awards Newcomer Award (shared with T-ara). 4Minute even beat Super Junior in Taiwan by hitting the number one spot in the country’s biggest music site, KKBOX.

Here in the Philippines, the group has gotten support from fans of all Korean groups nationwide! There are currently a total of 14 official K-POP fan clubs that also include that of Big Bang ( and many others. The Official Fan Club of 4Minute, who call themselves 4Nias are a highly organized group of fan boys and fan girls who are very active in collecting anything and everything 4Minute! They meet each other through 4minute’s official fan site in the Philippines,

In line with their upcoming promo tour, MCA Music, who recently partnered with CUBE Entertainment in Korea that also houses K-Pop boy band BEAST shall release the first mini-album of 4Minute entitled For Muzik. Their hits “Hot Issue”, “Muzik” and “What A Girl Wants” have all enjoyed heavy airplay by top music channels and radio stations – making the group one of the most popular Korean acts to ever hit the country.

For Muzik shall come in CD+DVD format that includes free limited edition posters and a special K-POP surprise inside every copy! For Muzik is now available at Odyssey and O Music stores nationwide! 4Minute’s Philippine promo tour is exclusively brought to you by media partners MYX, Your Choice, Your Music, Tambayan 101.9, ASAP XV and ABS-CBN with the official residence of 4Minute in Manila, EDSA Shangri-la Hotel.

4Minute and For Muzik is exclusively distributed in the Philippines by MCA Music Inc.



Posted By: Juurii

After receiving much love from their Korean fans, girl group 4minute and boy group BEAST are going to meet their overseas fans as they are scheduled to visit Taiwan and perform for their fans in Taipei International Convention Centre (TICC) on Jan 23rd,2010!

In this event, 4minute will perform their hits as well as introducing “For Muzik” special package album released in Taiwan. And, a day before this event, on Jan 22nd evening, these 2 groups will hold another event called ” Follow the dance of 4minute & Beast” and have fun with their Taiwan fans.

Previously reported that their company Play Cube Ent. and Universal Music Group (UMG) signed a Partnership agreement confirming their cooperation to hand in hand promoting Beast and 4minute [link]. And, the released of 4minute’s “For Muzik” special package album in Taiwan is also a start of the 8 Asia Countries promotion plan. Meanwhile, group BEAST is also said to expand and having promotion in overseas just like 4minute.

source: kbites