Even though BEAST has come in 2nd as the debut single on the Oricon daily chart they are sighing with worries.
According to the Japan Oricon style, the debut single ‘Shock’ BEAST has presented this day sold a total of 10,902 copies of their album and got ranked 2nd place.
The record of 10 thousand copies BEAST has sold is similar to the first single sales of Kara and SNSD who are currently on a jackpot procession. Given that Japan is at a chaotic situation due to the earthquake and the nuclear danger, it is a huge accomplishment. It is an example that shows us that there is a chance BEAST will be the strongest male idol in the k-pop wave continuing the girl group solo system.
But to BEAST, this result isn’t just pleasing. This is due to the quake nightmare and nuclear danger currently in Japan that they’re worrying about.
One official said “It’s not a situation that we should only be happy” and “Even the agency members have more worries about the Japanese fans”.
BEAST was originally supposed to go to Japan in mid-March and promote but actually have cancelled this due to the quake aftermath.
On the night of the 20th, BEAST members Son Dongwoon, Jang Hyunseung, and Yong Junhyung are posing in front of the 'Gwanghamoon Sonata' VIP special viewing at Seoul Junggu Sejong Cultural Center.
Made up of 30 songs that the deceased Lee Younghoon had composed, the musical 'Gwanghamoon Sonata' is about the pain and farewell of love, and the portrayal of the people who suffer from the yearning and compassion of their lover. The performance will be shown from March 20th to April 10th.
The new faces of ‘Inkigayo’ IU and BEAST’s Lee Kikwang successfully carried out their first broadcasting.
IU and Lee Kikwang had their first stage at SBS ‘Inkigayo’ live on the 20th.
The two became the faces of ‘Inkigayo’ following the lead of Jokwon(2AM)- Sully(F(x)) and Jung Yonghwa(CNBLUE) who were the MCs. ‘Inkigayo’ which was always a 2~3 MCs system transformed into a large MC group with pairs of females and males from this day.
IU and Lee Kikwang showed relatively nervous faces. But as soon as they went into the live program they co-operated well like their previous MCs with their fluent speaking skills and dazzling progression.
This day the two MCs performed ‘Hawaiian Couple’ by Humming Urban Stereo as their introductory song.
Right after the program IU said “Before I used to be the MC of other music programs but live shows are really nerve wrecking” and “I completed my first program due to the help of Jokwon and Sully before it” and showed her thanks to the previous MCs.
Lee Kikwang said “I was very nervous since it’s my first MV debut. But I learned how to get comfortable with the camera due to the previous variety shows I was it and above all, I felt comfortable since I’m close friends with Jokwon” and “I tried to carry out my task while enjoying”.
Continuing, he said “Inkigayo is a program we have watched and dreamt of since we were young” and “I feel proud of myself for introducing both new and existing artists as an MC” and showed his happiness.
On the other side this day on ‘Inkigayo’, Big Bang took the 1st place Mutizen song with their fourth mini album title song ‘Tonight’. Other than that DBSK, Hweesung, K-will, MBLAQ, Ka Hee, Lee Hyun, Infinite, Kim Hyunjung, ZE:A, J-Cera, LPG, Flower, CHI CHI, M4, Girls Day, Teen Top etc. casted.
Singer Yangpa will be releasing a new album in 4 years.
This album is also attracting focus due to the participation of popular artists. Hweesung had composed her minor pop ballad title song, ‘It Hurts’ and BEAST’s Yoon Doojoon had featured in her other song in her album, ‘Bon Appetit’.
Meanwhile, Yangpa’s new album songs will be revealed on the 25th. She will be having her comeback stage through KBS 2TV ‘Music Bank’ on April 1st.
Suzy appeared on KBS 2TV ‘100 points out of 100′ and confessed that she finds B2ST / BEAST’s Yang Yoseob attractive.
In response, MC Park Kyung Rim teased Suzy to choose amongst her male drama ‘Dream High’Kim Soo Hyun, 2PM Taekyeon, Woo Young and Yang Yoseob. However, Suzy chose Yang Yoseob without any hesitation. counter-parts including
Suzy explained that a cute guy has always been her ideal type and it seems Yoseob fits the description. Yoseob also confessed, “It feels good to have been chosen as Suzy’s ideal type.”
The two also looked into each others eyes as requested by the other guests on the show. However, when Yoseob looked away shyly, other guests became suspicious that they look like “a real couple.”
You can check out Suzy and Yoseob’s shy exchange on the 26th at 5:15 pm.
A Cube Entertainment’s upcoming girl group, A Pink, will exhibit their debut process through their TrendEA Pink News“. Acting as the newscasters are fellow Cube EntertainmentartistsG.NA, B2ST,Mario! program, “ and
Scheduled to air on March 25th, the girls are planning to show off some of their practice techniques. In addition, the girls will each dive into their personal lives so that they could better introduce themselves to future fans and viewers alike.
A Pink has been garnering quite some attention, especially after netizens discovered their appearance in B2ST’s Japanese version of “Shock” MV, and in their “Beautiful” MV.
More details will be revealed after their program runs on March 25th, so stay tuned to allkpop!
Wheesung began his second week of promotions for “Words That Freeze My Heart” with his original rapper, B2ST’s Junhyung!
Junghyung wasn’t able to participate in Wheesung’s comeback stages last week because of a conflicting schedule, and so Wheesung enlisted INFINITE’s Hoya to take his place instead. But Junhyung insisted on performing with his sunbae this time around, so he adjusted his schedule to fulfill that wish.
The result was a hot performance that practically brought the roof down.
Having just released their debut Japanese album ‘SHOCK‘, the boys of B2ST already accrued immense popularity from the public, as the album climbed to second place on the Oricon Weekly Chart.
Oricon Style stated on their official site, “In just one week, B2ST’s debut album ‘SHOCK’ had sold 29,000 copies, which placed them second on the Oricon Weekly Chart. The group has set a new record for debut album sales not only in Japan, but in all of Asia.”
Although B2ST had made plans for significant promotions and concerts, everything had to be canceled because of the recent Japanese earthquake.
T-ara’s Eunjung recently appeared on KBS 2TV’s “100 Points out of 100“, showcasing her many charms.
The idol danced to “Like the First Time” with fellow member Soyeon, making Tony Ahn’s ears turn red with her sexy dance. She also showed off her Korean folk song talent, amazing the cast with her skill.
She then gave a special performance of Uhm Jung Hwa’s “Invitation” with Kim Jong Min, delighting the crowd. Eunjung also got the chance to dance with the ‘dance copy machine’, B2ST’s Yoseob.
On a special SBS broadcast titled, “Keep Your Energies High, Japan!“, many of Korea’s top idols gave their words of support to their Japanese fans who are ravaged by the earthquake.
Rain, SS501’s Kim Hyung Joon, Brown Eyed Girls, TVXQ, Super Junior’s Leeteuk and Shindong, 2PM, SNSD, CNBLUE, MBLAQ, 4minute, B2ST, and SHINee’s Minho and Taemin appeared in the clip and gave words of encouragement to tell Japan not to give up and still hope for the best.
2PM’s Junsu said, “What we need the most are your support and interest. Please keep supporting the issue.“, while SNSD’s Yoona stated, “If we gather our love and sincerity, we can find the power and bravery to recover from a tragedy.”
The official Youtube channel of Korea’s fast food restaurant, BBQ Chicken, recently unveiled a teaser CF featuring B2ST!
Fortunately for fans, B2ST’s video for their CF song, “Baby Baby Baby Qute” almost feels more like an MV than a teaser video. The one-minute video contains close up shots of each of the members as they showcase their talented dance skills to the up-beat, energetic melody.
Artists have many ways of identifying themselves - their clothes, style, even the font of their name shows their individuality. Fan clubs play an important role in distinguishing fans from one another. Artists like to show their affection to fans with a title fit especially for them. Fans like to let their loyalty to the artist they love be known to others. In Korean pop, fan clubs, nicknames and colors are a form of identity. Once you first step into the K-pop fandom it's easy to get lost amongst all the fan clubs. You might be a fan of an artist and not know how you should identify yourself. This guide was built especially to help you navigate the everbuilding world of fanclubs.
This isn't a complete guide. Groups that have been on a long hiatus (CJSH The Grace) or disbanded completely (H.O.T.) are not mentioned. Also, some groups do not have official names or colors yet.
FANCLUB NAME: Cassiopeia
Origin of Name: The constellation Cassiopeia is made of five points which create a W. DBSK also uses the synonym TVXQ~ Tracing TVXQ on the keyboard ALSO makes a W. The Cassiopeia fanclub also refer to themselves as Cassies for short.
FANCLUB NAME: E.L.F. (Everlasting Friends)
Origin of Name: It came from the idea that they would be everlasting friends with their fans.
FANCLUB NAME: SHINee World
Origin of Name: It is named after their first studio album. But SHINee fans refer to themselves as Shawols. It's a shortening of SHINee World (샤이니월드), SHYA and WOL = SHAWOLS.
FANCLUB NAME: Jumping BoA
Origin of Name: The idea that BoA's music makes her fans dance + jump is what gave birth to Jumping BoAs.
FANCLUB NAME: S♥NE
Origin of Name: The stylization of SONE is 소원 which means wish, and was a song featured on their first album as well as in the title of their song "Tell Me Your Wish." But it also has a deeper meaning. 소원 (SoWun) pronounced "So One" implies that Girls' Generation will always be one with their fans.
FANCLUB NAME: So far f(x) does not have an official fanclub name. Aff(x)ection is the name of the International Fan Forum but not the name of their fanclub.
Balloons are distributed at f(x)'s performances. The color of the balloons are periwinkle blue (looks closer to lavender to me). SM has never officially announced the color but we can assume it might be periwinkle.
FANCLUB NAME: Wonderful
Origin of Name: Fans "full of" "wonder" for the Wonder Girls.
FANCLUB NAME: Hottest
Origin of Name: 2PM being the hottest hour of the day.
FANCLUB NAME: I AM
Origin of Name: 2PM + 2AM = One Day. Putting the two names together you get "I AM HOTTEST."
FANCLUB NAME: Lucky SE7EN
Origin of Name: The belief Se7en holds is that his fans bring him in luck.
FANCLUB NAME: V.I.P.
Origin of Name: V.I.P. = Very Important Person. The second single "La La La" is also referred to as "Big Bang is V.I.P." No confirmed color but Big Bang's banners and lightsticks are usually yellow + black.
FANCLUB NAME: BlackJack
Origin of Name: 21 is the highest number a person can achieve while playing Blackjack.
FANCLUB NAME: B2UTY
Origin of Name: Beauty & The Beast
FANCLUB NAME: 4NIA
Origin of Name: 4Minute Mania
There was some confusion over the color because fans of S.E.S. complained that the color was too similar to S.E.S. That was back in September and there's been no announcement of a new color. We'll safely assume the color is still violet.
FANCLUB NAME: The Cloud
Origin of Name: Rain's fans are his clouds because clouds bring the Rain!!
FANCLUB NAME: A+
Origin of Name: All the members of MBLAQ are of A Bloodtype, and the + comes from the full meaning of their name: Music Boys Live in Absolute Quality. The "Absolute Quality" is A+.
FANCLUB NAME: TripleS
Origin of Name: SS in SS501 stands for Super Star. The added "S" stands for Supporter.
FANCLUB NAME: Kamilia
Origin of Name: Kara's family are their fans. Putting Kara and the Spanish spelling Familia together and you get Kamilia.
FANCLUB NAME: Primadonna
Origin of Name: Named after the title of a song from their first studio album. The yellow flags FT Island fans carry around are called Pentasticks.
FANCLUB NAME: Boice
Origin of Name: Combination of "Blue" and "Voice." The explanation given by FNC Music declares that C.N.Blue's fans are their voice. C.N. Blue = Music / Fans = Voice.
FANCLUB NAME: Jewel Box
Origin of Name: Jewelry being protected and kept safe by a Jewel Box.
FANCLUB NAME: Everlasting / 4Everlasting
Origin of Name: The four of them are unified to make Brown Eyed Girls last together with their fans.
FANCLUB NAME: There are lots of names floating around. Diadem is a popular one, but it hasn't been officially recognized by Mnet so far.
FANCLUB NAME: High Skool
Origin of Name: High Skool is the name of a song off their album High Society.
FANCLUB NAME: Kiss Me
Origin Of Name: ...Well, it's obvious but I'm sure if U-Kiss asked "Who should I kiss?" the fans would yell back "Kiss ME!" Seems like a good fit. U-Kiss / Kiss Me.
FANCLUB NAME: Andromeda
Origin of Name: No official explanation given, but we can assume since Andromeda is the daughter of another famous constellation mentioned, Cassiopeia, that it may have something to do with that (Teen Top = DBSK's daughter?).
FANCLUB NAME: Play Girlz
Origin of Name: Pledis asked for fans to give suggestions. They chose this name out of 300 other names because they felt it was something ALL fans could identify with (yes, this out of Pledis's mouth) and it's the name of a track on their first mini-album.
FANCLUB NAME: Runways
Origin of Name: They haven't given an official explanation but I assume it's because to them, the fans are like their runway.
FANCLUB NAME: ZE:A'S / ZE:A STYLE
Origin of Name: Was one of 10 contenders for a fanclub name and voting through their daum cafe revealed ZE:A STYLE as the winner.
FANCLUB NAME: STAR1
Origin of Name: Starship Entertainment held a poll and STAR1 received the most number of votes.
FANCLUB NAME: Say A
Origin of Name: The name was announced by Miss A via a video posted to their daum cafe in the hopes that fans will shout "Say A" at their performances.
FANCLUB NAME: Inspirit
Origin of Name: Woollim Entertainment held a poll and Inspirit received 70% of the vote.
FANCLUB NAME: Jaywalkers
Origin of Name: Jay wanted his fans to choose the names. The fans submitted the names and it was narrowed down to three chosen by Jay. The fans chose Jaywalkers in the final poll.