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LEE HYORI’S AGENCY SUES BAHNUS VACCUUM

Korean pop singer Lee Hyori [Asia Economic Daily]

Top Korean singer Lee Hyori’s agency Mnet Media has taken legal action for the recent plagiarism controversy surrounding Lee’s latest album “H-Logic,” filing criminal charges against record producer group Bahnus Vaccuum to Seoul West District Prosecutors’ Office on Thursday.

“Bahnus provided [Lee and Mnet Media] songs that were plagiarized,” an official at Mnet Media told Asia Economic Daily over the phone on Thursday. “Today [July 1], we filed a criminal lawsuit against Bahnus Vaccuum for fraud and obstruction of work.”

The official explained that Bahnus had committed fraud by providing plagiarized songs and obstructed the activities relating to Lee’s record production and sales. He said that Mnet is currently trying to find the original foreign songwriter.

Lee had received a total of seven songs from a producer group named Bahnus Vacuum, known as a project group consisting of seven members, who initially denied the allegations by claiming the demos had been leaked by illegal means.

On June 20, however, the singer posted a message on her official fan cafe, admitting that several songs on the record were plagiarized and announced a break from all musical activities until the plagiarism controversy gets solved.

According to the Wikipedia entry for Lee, the songs that are reportedly accused of being plagiarized are; “I’m Back” (plagiarized from Canadian indie-singer Lil Precious’ track “So Insane”); “Memory” (from British Trip-Hop group Second Person’s track “The Alphabet Song”); “Feel the Same” (from Canadian indie-singer Melanie Durrant’s “Feel the Same”); “Swing” (of which the melody resembles Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis’ “To treno fegi stis ohto”); “Bring it Back” (from aspiring Canadian girl-group Cookie Couture’s “Boy Bring it Back”); and “How Did We Get” (from Jason Derulo’s “How Did We”, which also sampled Annie Lennox’s “No More I Love You’s”, which on its turn is a cover from the song with the same name by The Lover Speaks).

This is not the first time that Lee’s music has been accused of plagiarism. In 2006, the song “Get Ya,” the title track from her second solo album “Dark Angel,” drew immediate controversy over having plagiarized U.S. pop star Britney Spears’ hit tune “Do Something.'”

Lee, 30, debuted in 1998 as a member of popular girl band Fin.K.L. and went solo after the group disbanded in 2002. She has released four studio albums as a solo artist, producing several hits including “10 Minutes”, “Hey Girl” and “U-Go-Girl”.

She has also branched out to acting, hosting and appearing on variety shows, most notably on the first season of SBS’ “Family Outing”.

The singer was enjoying a comeback to the music scene with “H-Logic,” which was released on April 15. The title single “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” swept various K-pop music charts over the past few months.

credit: asiae.co.kr


LEE HYORI WEARING BIKINI ON COSMOPOLITAN MAGAZINE

Korean pop diva Lee Hyori in bikinis on Cosmopolitan magazine [Kr]. Photos shot on a black sand beach at the exotic Indonesian island of Bali. It’s a HOT summer…

Lee Hyori in bikini on Cosmopolitan magazine

Lee Hyori in bikini on Cosmopolitan magazine

Lee Hyori in bikini on Cosmopolitan magazine

source: yeinjee.com

smexy at all the right places.. the picture says a thousand words! *sounds familiar*


[100621/KPOP] LEE HYORI ADMITS TO PLAGIARISM ACCUSATION?

Korean pop singer Lee Hyori [Asia Economic Daily]

Top Korean singer Lee Hyori has admitted that several songs from her latest album “H-Logic” were plagiarized, taking responsibility for the situation by announcing a break from all musical activities until the matter is sorted out.

The singer posted a message on her official fan cafe on Sunday morning, providing fans with a detailed explanation of the entire situation and stating that “there will be no follow-up activities unless [the plagiarism controversy] gets solved.”

“There were some problems with songs by songwriter Bahnus Vaccum,” wrote Lee on the website. “And after looking into the matter, we found that the songs are not the property of Bahnus Vacuum.”

Lee had received a total of seven songs from a producer group named Bahnus Vacuum, known as a project group consisting of seven members, who initially denied the allegations by claiming the demos had been leaked by illegal means.

The Korean pop star went onto say, “At first, I believed that the demos had been leaked and I did not suspect anything because I got the songs through my company.” Lee is represented by Mnet Media, which runs a major cable music channel in Korea.

“But after our own investigation, I discovered that they were not Bahnus’ songs. I will take the moral responsibility and do my best to sort out the issue,” said Lee. “This is an album that I cherish very much, so I am heartbroken and I blamed myself a lot for not having been more thorough.”

She ended by the message with a public apology, saying “I would like to say once again that I am sorry to everyone who were hurt by this incident.”

According to the Wikipedia entry for Lee, the songs that are reportedly accused of being plagiarized are; “I’m Back” (plagiarized from Canadian indie-singer Lil Precious’ track “So Insane”); “Memory” (from British Trip-Hop group Second Person’s track “The Alphabet Song”); “Feel the Same” (from Canadian indie-singer Melanie Durrant’s “Feel the Same”); “Swing” (of which the melody resembles Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis’ “To treno fegi stis ohto”); “Bring it Back” (from aspiring Canadian girl-group Cookie Couture’s “Boy Bring it Back”); and “How Did We Get” (from Jason Derulo’s “How Did We”, which also sampled Annie Lennox’s “No More I Love You’s”, which on its turn is a cover from the song with the same name by The Lover Speaks).

This is not the first time that Lee’s music has been accused of plagiarism. In 2006, the song “Get Ya,” the title track from her second solo album “Dark Angel,” drew immediate controversy over having plagiarized U.S. pop star Britney Spears’ hit tune “Do Something.'”

With composers of “Do Somethin'” accusing Lee’s team of plagiarism, Lee and Mnet Media abruptly halted all promotion for “Get Ya” and quickly released a follow-up single titled “Shall We Dance.”

Lee, 30, debuted in 1998 as a member of popular girl band Fin.K.L. and went solo after the group disbanded in 2002. She has released four studio albums as a solo artist, producing several hits including “10 Minutes”, “Hey Girl” and “U-Go-Girl”.

She has also branched out to acting, hosting and appearing on variety shows, most notably on the first season of SBS’ “Family Outing”.

The singer was enjoying a comeback to the music scene with “H-Logic,” which was released on April 15. The title single “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” swept various K-pop music charts over the past two months.

source: asiae.co.kr


[KPOP] 100415 LEE HYORI RULES SINGLE CHARTS

Korean queen of pop Lee Hyori has ascended her way up to the top of Gaon’s singles chart for the week of April 4 to 10 with her latest single “Swing.”

The songstress scored her first win during the second week of April, scaling up 11 spots on the music chart to beat out last week’s winner Rain.

The new song by Lee has been gaining popularity since its release earlier this month on online music sites. She will be making her stage comeback today on the televised music program “Mnet Countdown.”

Rounding out the top three singles were Rain’s new tune “Love Song” which stood in second followed by After School’s “Bang.”

Meanwhile, Rain’s newly released special album “BACK TO THE BASIC” bowed into the top slot on Gaon’s album charts.

The recent digital single “Blowin My Mind” by R&B trio Brown Eyed Soul positioned itself in second place and the special album “Festa on Ice 2010” featuring tracks from girl group Brown Eyed Girls entered the chart at No. 3.

The Gaon music chart, considered the Korean equivalent of the U.S. Billboard chart, was launched last month. Its data has been accumulated from online and offline sales statistics from the country’s major web-based providers and record distribution companies.

credit/source: asiae.co.kr

Here’s it’s MV of Swing:


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[KPOP] 100413 LEE HYORI NEW ALBUM SWEEPS ONLINE CHARTS

Pop sensation Lee Hyori’s fourth album “H.Logic” has skyrocketed to the top of online music charts in just a day of its release.

Title track “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” has taken over the No. 1 spot on all music charts, while other tracks on her record have entered the top 50 of several online music charts including Melon, Dosirak and social networking website Cyworld.

On the web-based charts of cable music channel Mnet and music provider Bugs, the entire record listing successfully broke into the top 30 slots.

The artist is currently preparing for her stage comeback on Thursday where she will perform on Mnet’s televised music program “Mnet Countdown.”

Lee, 30, made her debut in 1998 as the leader of the now-disbanded girl group Fin.K.L and soon after began her solo career in 2002. She has released three studio albums producing several hits including “10 Minutes,” “Hey Girl,” “Get Ya” and “U-Go-Girl.”

She expanded her career into other branches in the entertainment business through acting, hosting and appearing on variety shows. Her most notable role was co-hosting the first season of SBS’ “Family Outing” alongside Yoo Jae-suk.

credit/source: asiae.co.kr


[KPOP] 100409 LEE HYORI UNVEILS TEASER VIDEO FOR HER ALBUM TRACK

Korean pop singer Lee Hyori will be unveiling the teaser video to the title track of her upcoming album today, according to her agency Mnet Media on Friday.

Mnet explained that the teaser, a 30-second clip from the music video to “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” will be released on major portal sites and various online music providers at 5 p.m. today.

The singer started revealing songs from her fourth album “H-Logic” last week, starting with “Swing” which took to the top of Korea’s music charts for several days.

The entire record was set to go on sale yesterday but has been delayed to April 13 following the cancellation or postponement of all televised music shows last week.

The country had been in a state of grievance after a mysterious explosion sank South Korea’s naval ship Cheonan in late March.

Lee, 30, debuted in 1998 as a member of popular girl band Fin.K.L. and went solo after the group disbanded in 2002. She has released three studio albums as a solo artist, producing several hits including “10 Minutes”, “Hey Girl”, “Get Ya” and “U-Go-Girl”.

She has also branched out to acting, hosting and appearing on variety shows, most notably on the first season of SBS’ “Family Outing”.

credit/source: asiae.co.kr

Here’s the FULL MV of CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG


cr: TheRunDevilRun@YT

*must say, it’s one hell of a sexy MV and those booty thing that Hyori did was absolutely magnificent.


[KPOP] LEE HYORI’S COMEBACK PUSHED TO FEBRUARY

Credit/Source: http://asianfanatics.net
Posted By: Love. Music.

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It has been known that comeback date for singer Lee Hyori will be pushed back a little.

Initally it was planned for Hyori to release her 4th album end-January but it has been revealed that she will have her comeback a little later in February. She is currently very busy preparing for this new album. Much effort to make the comeback a perfect one has delayed the comeback date.

A staff told Newsen, “Currently Lee Hyori is working very hard to prepare for her new album. She has been working on the the album after coming back from New York where she had gone to seek the album cosncept inspirations last year.”

“She has not been very active except for ‘Family Outing’ after her previous 3rd album promotions ended, there are plans for her to be more active this year.”

Meanwhile Hyori has won the DaeSang at the SBS Entertainment awards on 30th December with Yoo JaeSeok for her participation in ‘Family Outing’.

S:Newsen + kbites