“10 reasons to discover K-Pop”
It is time to seriously look into the musical phenomenon of the moment, I named : k-pop. You don’t know anything about it, you are intrigued, are you wondering what is happening in the world’s musical pop? Remedial class.
9/ Because, just like in all self-respecting show-business, there are juicy scandals
In a culture obsessed by appearance and the respect of hierarchy, the room for maneuver is narrow for the young adults.
Thus, carried by their desire to live from music, they endure all the humiliations from a business in the form of jungle. The idol contracts with the music companies often exceed the five years, and they only receive a negligible profit margin from the phenomenal incomes stored up. In 2009, three of the members of the group DBSK turn against SM and sue them denouncing their exclusivity contracts, as well as the unequal distribution of the incomes. The three leaving artists become JYJ, and the two surviving take the name of TVXQ. Since, this is war : SM drags the lawsuits against JYJ, and prevent them from promoting their music.
Next to the excess of the American stars, k-pop remains very “wise”, but the reactions of the conservative Korea stay fascinating to observe.
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April 1, 2012
Today, I attend the wedding of my Korean friend, these are the photographs that the wife took when she was coming from Seoul.
A picture of JYJ Jaejoong’s eye-catching new blond hair transformation has been released.
On the 3rd in the evening, Kim Jaejoong uploaded a 9-shot selca. While wearing a rather fair-grey t-shirt in the 9 pictures, Jaejoong’s face can be seen closer and closer from one picture to the next. The hairdryer and comb placed on the table can also be seen.
Though Kim Jaejoong dyed his hair blond, his new parted hairstyle transformation was particularly eye-catching. In addition to his hair, Jaejoong’s short-sleeved t-shirt, which showed off his broad shoulders and muscular arms, caught the attention of fans as well.
Netizens who saw the photo responded “This is as if a doll took the photos” and “You are definitely showing off your face/look well” as well as “It’s been a long time since I saw a 9-shot selca, really welcoming”, etc.
In the meantime, upon the ending of JYJ’s successful Chile and Peru concerts, JYJ finally completed the group’s 15 city World Tour. On the 27th of March they even performed for the First Ladies at the Seoul Nuclear Security Summit event for spouses of World Leaders.
Lately, people show more interest in JYJ’s Park Yoo Chun and his three servants who appear in SBS’s drama series The Rooftop Prince.
A staff member of the series said on April 3, “We have a lovely atmosphere on the set. At first, it was awkward, of course, but now people have meals together and exchange numbers.
When viewer ratings went up, people became even livelier. Lee Min Ho, in particular, is in the lead of creating a good atmosphere.”
The three “pretty boy” servants in the series are starred by Jung Suk Won, Lee Min Ho, and Choi Woo Shik and their appearance in three primary-colored training suits adds more fun to the series. They succeed in grabbing viewers’ eyes at once as they try to adapt to present time in an extraordinary way.
Jung Suk Won acts a charismatic swordsman, Woo Yong Sul, who keeps a serious look even in a funny situation, inspiring laughter from the audience.
Lee Min Ho portrays Song Man Bo, the youngest person to win the first place in a state examination but lacks a great deal of flexibility and sociality in relationships. Lastly, Choi Woo Shik plays an unpredictable, innocent eunuch, Do Chi San.
In the episode of The Rooftop Prince which airs on April 4, the crown prince (played by Park Yoo Chun) is spotted entering the house of C.E.O Yeo (played by Ban Hyo Jung). In order to keep his rooftop house safe, the prince decides to cut his hair despite his three people strongly dissuading him.