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[AFTER SCHOOL] KOREAN POP GIRL GROUP TO STAR ON THEIR OWN VARIETY SHOW

Korean girl band After School [MBC Every1]

Korean pop group After School will be starring in their own variety show titled “Play Girlz School,” according to MBC’s cable channel on Wednesday.

MBC every1 said in a press release that the eight-member girl band will be appearing in the new show as students of the “Play Girlz School,” a fictional school named after their official fan club which trains women how to have fun.

The show will feature the everyday life of the girls as they start living in a dormitory and learn about trendy ways to enjoy life.

Members have been promoting the school’s ‘entrance ceremony’ to the public via their personal Twitter pages and mini-hompy on Cyworld, a popular social networking site in Korea.

The school entrance ceremony, which was shot at Seoul’s Marronnier Park, featured the girls performing their hit songs as well as showcasing their individual talents.

After School made their debut in January 2009 with their first single album “New Schoolgirl” and gained popularity with the success of their second mini-album “Because of You,” whose title single topped various K-pop music charts last year.

The group released their third mini-album “Bang!” in March, featuring their newest member Lizzie. “Play Girlz School” will premiere in Korea on July 6 at 12:10 a.m.

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[KPOP] AFTER SCHOOL TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE ALBUM NEXT WEEK

Eight-member girl group After School for new single “Bang!” [PLEDIS Entertainment]

K-pop idols After School will release their third single album “Bang!” on March 25, according to their agency PLEDIS on Friday.

PLEDIS announced in a press release that the girls will be returning with to the music scene next week with “Bang!”, a collaboration by famed record producers Kim Tae-hyun and Kim Hee-sun which features powerful vocals and dynamic drum beats.

The group will release a teaser trailer to the music video for “Bang!” on their official webpage (www.a-school.co.kr) next Monday.

After School made their debut in January 2009 with their first single album “New Schoolgirl.” They began to gain popularity with the release of their second mini-album in November containing the title track “Because of You.” The song had topped several online music charts and televised music programs, respectively.

The girl group, which originally started with five members, most recently added eighth member Lizzie.
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[KPOP] AFTER SCHOOL TO PERFORM AT THAI MUSIC FESTIVAL

Korean girl band After School in a teaser photo for new single “Bang!” [PLEDIS]

Korean pop group After School has been invited to perform at an international music festival in Thailand over the weekend, according to their agency PLEDIS on Tuesday.

PLEDIS announced in a press release that the girl band will be participating in the “Pattaya International Music Festival 2010”, to be held March 19 thru 21, as representatives of Korean pop music.

The festival, into its eighth year, is the biggest pop music event held in Southeast Asia which features performances by numerous musicians in the region including China, Hong Kong, Japan, Laos, Malaysia and the Philippines.

The girl group, who recently topped various music charts in Thailand, is also scheduled to drop by a local orphanage during their visit to deliver care packages.

After School, originally composed of seven members, made their official debut in January 2009 with the single album “New Schoolgirl”. They gained more popularity with the success of their second mini-album, released last November, and swept Korean music charts with the title single “Because Of You”.

It was recently announced that an eighth member will be joining the group and a teaser photo of their upcoming third single “Bang!” drew much attention from fans on Monday.

“Bang!” will be released simultaneously on online and offline on March 25.

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[KPOP] AFTER SCHOOLS HAILED AS BEST NEW KPOP ARTIST IN JAPAN

K-pop girl band After School [PLEDIS]

Korean girl band After School has been named the best new K-pop artist of 2009 at the first Billboard Japan Music Awards, according to their agency PLEDIS on Wednesday.

The pop group will receive the award at the first-ever music event which will be held January 31 in Tokyo, PLEDIS announced in a press release.

“It is an honor even just being invited to such a fantastic event so we are ecstatic that we will be receiving an award,” the girl group was quoted as saying. “We will prepare the best performance.”

The Billboard Japan Music Awards — the Japanese version of the prestigious Billboard Music Awards in the U.S. — selects winners based on Billboard Japan’s music charts during the year and fan votes. After School is the only Korean artist to win an award at the event this year.

The awards ceremony — to be broadcast live on Fuji TV — will feature performances by various musicians including K-pop singer BoA, Japanese rock duo B’z, American band EXILE and American singer of Japanese descent Judith Hill who was one of the back-up singers in Michael Jackson’s film “This Is It”.

After School, composed of seven members, made their official debut in January last year with the single “AH”. They have released two mini-albums and recently topped Korean music charts with the hit single “Because Of You”.

They are set to promote their new single “When I Fall” after attending the Billboard Japan Music Awards.

Reporter : Lynn Kim lynn2878@asiae.co.kr
Editor : Jessica Kim jesskim@asiae.co.kr
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[KPOP] AFTER SCHOOL AND GA-IN AND JO KWON TOP TV MUSIC CHART

K-pop singers Jo Kwon of 2AM, left, and Ga-in of Brown Eyed Girls [MBC]

Brown Eyed Girls member Ga-in and 2AM leader Jo Kwon’s duet song won the top award on major broadcaster KBS’s music program “Music Bank” over the weekend, remaining the most popular song for the second consecutive week.

Their single “We Fell in Love,” singing of the emotions developing between the two stars who play a make-believe couple on MBC’s show “We Got Married,” claimed their No. 1 title on the show broadcast live on Friday.

Jo Kwon’s four-member boy band gave their comeback stage performance with single “I Can’t Let You Go” on the program as well.

Meanwhile, After School took their second Mutizen Song win on SBS’ televised music program “Inkigayo Live” on Sunday with the remix version of their single “Because of You,” knocking out last week’s winner T-ara from the top spot. The original version of their song had received the same prize three weeks ago for two consecutive shows.

The seven member girl group have wrapped up promoting the single from their second album and will start performing another song from their album titled “When I Fall”.

Reporter : Lucia Hong luciahong@asiae.co.kr
Editor : Jessica Kim jesskim@asiae.co.kr
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[KPOP] 2PM AND AFTER SCHOOL TOPS TV MUSIC CHARTS

 

Korean girl group After School [Pledis]

Korean idol group 2PM and girl band After School topped K-pop music charts, each taking the No. 1 spot on televised music shows over the weekend.

Six-member boy band 2PM won the crown on KBS’s “Music Bank” on Friday with their latest single “Heartbeat” for the fourth consecutive week, after seeing their first win on November 27. They were unable to appear on Friday’s show however, due to conflicts with their schedule.

Girl group After School took their first win ever on SBS’s “Inkigayo”, which aired live on Sunday, with their hit single “Because Of You”. The group won the award over six other contenders including Brown Eyed Girls, f(x), K. Will, Park Jin-young, T-ara and U-Kiss.

The members, including leader GaHee, shed tears upon giving their acceptance speech when it was announced that they had won the top prize.

Sunday’s show also featured performances by 2NE1’s CL and Minzy, Eun Ji-won, See Ya, Ivy and Younha.

Reporter : Lynn Kim lynn2878@asiae.co.kr
Editor : Jessica Kim jesskim@asiae.co.kr
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