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Jaejoong, Lee Jun Ki, Suzy, 4minute, Son Na Eun and More at the "Seoul International Drama Awards 2013" Red Carpet
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[Exclusive] "Seoul International Drama Awards 2013" Winners and Performances from Kara, 4minute, B.A.P and More!
The Soompi Team headed over to the National Theater of Korea on the evening of September 5 to attend Seoul International Drama Awards 2013. It was great that we got to see some Soompiers at the event as well!
This year marked another tough year for the judges with record-breaking submissions totalling 225 from 48 countries. There were a few special performances lined up from idol groups to solo singers in between announcing the different categories.
Silver Bird Prize- Welcome andOur Condolences (Israel) Golden Bird Prize- The Jewish Cardinal (France) Mini-Series
Silver Bird Prize- The Half Brother (Norway) Golden Bird Prize- Generation War (Germany) Best Director- Philipp Kadelbach (Generation War/Germany)
Best Screenwriter- Lars Lundstrom (Real Humans/Sweden)
Special Prize- Hello, New York (Kyrgyzstan), The Perfect Day (South Korea)
Outstanding Korean Drama OST- Kim Jae Joong Living LIke a Dream (Dr. Jin)
Outstanding Korean Drama- Yawang
Excellent Korean Drama- Arang and the Magistrate
Outstanding Korean Actor- Lee Jun Ki (Arang and the Magistrate)
Outstanding Korean Actress- Bae Suzy (Gu Family Book)
The Most Popular Foreign Drama of the Year- Mistresses (USA)
China- Nicky Wu (The Chinese Detective) Japan- Ren Kiriyama (Switch Girl 2) Taiwan- Ya Chi Hsu (Are You Christine?) Korea- Yunho (Yawang) Best Actor- Lee Moon Shik (Sanggwon/South Korea)
Best Actress- Lucy Liu (Elementary/USA)
Silver Bird Prize- The Chaser (South Korea) Golden Bird Prize- Grand Hotel 2 (Spain) Grand Prize- Prisoners of War: Season 2 (Israel)
Next: Performances during the Awards Ceremony
[Media Q&A] Cube Family - Beast, 4Minute and G.Na Live It Up For The Media AIA Kpop 2013 In Malaysia
BEAST, 4minute, G.NA, Malaysia
BEAST, 4Minute and G.NA were expected to meet their fans at the AIA K-POP 2013 concert held on 27th June at Stadium Putra Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, with the theme "Be real. Love it. Live it." The event was the first ever concert sponsored by a life insurer in the country.
In a press conference held before the concert to introduce the star-studded line-up, Bill Lisle, CEO of AIA Bhd said, "AIA has been privileged to do business in Malaysia for 65 years and this is something we do not take for granted. To celebrate this important milestone with the people who help us make a difference - our customers, employees, agency members and partners - we've brought a taste of Korea's famous pop acts to Malaysia. The concert also provides the perfect opportunity for AIA Bhd. to connect with the younger generation."
"With Korean pop music now a phenomenon which is taking the world by storm, this concert will give us the opportunity to support some of the amazing talents Asia has to offer while capturing the interest, energy and real passion of today's younger generation," Lisle concluded.
Present at the press conference was BEAST, a six-member boy group comprised of Doojoon, Kikwang, Junhyung, Dongwoon, Yoseob and Hyunseung, who had just recently released their digital single called "Will You Be Okay?" on May 29th which topped all Korean major music charts. Another featured artist was 4Minute, comprised of Hyuna, Jiyoon, Gayoon, Sohyun and Jihyun,whose latest title track "What's Your Name?" from the mini-album "Name is 4Minute" reached the No. 1 spot on various charts, including Billboard K-POP Hot 100. A solo act in Korea's pop scene, G.NA's latest single "Oops" from her "Beautiful Kisses" mini-album has clinched the top spot in one of the most popular Korean music shows called "K-Chart".
G.Na revealed that after she ended the promotion of "Oops", she was getting her next album ready, which will hopefully be out soon. She also said, "I'll be practising and I'll be going overseas to visit places like Malaysia," further stating that she would like to visit other places as well in order to promote herself. When asked whether she would like to become more active in acting, G.Na said that her Korean language is not as good as she would have liked but she would like to try acting when her Korean language improves. She showed her determination by saying, "Trying is always good, and so I would like to try acting one day when my language has improved."
4Minute talked about what makes them different from other girl groups and said that "unlike other groups, all 5 of us have different personalities and characteristics, so we believe that this is our group's unique factor." Asked about their recent comeback with the song "What's Your Name?" and their success on the Gaon chart in May, the group shared that "we were very nervous, but very happy that it has reached No. 1" They also revealed that they have a new release on 28th June, called "It's Poppin'", which is a song with a dance theme. Nam Ji Hyun said on behalf of 4minute, "we request that our fans see for themselves when the song is released" and they hoped that everyone will love it too.
Having been to Malaysia many times before for promotional purposes, BEAST members said that, "Malaysia is very stylish and fashionable, so hopefully we'll find a chance to explore the city and do some shopping." They also talked about their 'Beautiful Show' tour, which will begin in Seoul on 21th and 21st July, saying that "we hope we will have an opportunity to visit Malaysia in the future (for the concert). Besides from their activities as singers, three of BEAST members, Doojoon, Kikwang and Junhyung have tried their hands at acting in dramas. For the remaining three members, Yoseob, who has yet to star in a drama said "If the opportunity arises, we would definitely be interested in acting, especially having seen the other members do so well. The rest of us hope that we may also achieve such success in acting"
The official AIA K-POP site www.aiakpop.com.my was launched in May to update K-POP fans on the latest concert news, photos and videos of their favorite K-POP artistes.
2013 AIA Kpop Concert in Malaysia is brought to you by AIA Bhd. Thanks for the media opportunity given to Kpopstarz team!
The full transcript of the press conference is below:
What have you been up to following the promotion of the single 'Oops,' from your latest mini album?
At the moment I am getting my next album ready. I'll be practising, and I'll be going overseas to visit places like Malaysia, and hopefully I'll be able to visit other places as well to promote myself. My album will be in the making, and hopefully that will be out soon.
Do you plan to visit Malaysia as part of your 2013 'Beautiful' show tour, which begins in Seoul this July?
(Dong Woon) : On July 20th and 21st, we will be performing in Seoul for the 'Beautiful' tour, and we hope that we will have an opportunity to visit Malaysia in the future.
How do you feel about your success on the Gaon chart in May?
(Ji Hyun) : The new song 'What's Your Name?' was our comeback after a year. We were very nervous, but we're happy that it has reached No. 1. We have a new release next week, which we hope everyone will love too.
Tell us about the dance theme of your new single 'It's Popping' which will be released on the 28th of June.
(Ji Hyun) The song will debut on June 28th, and we request that our fans see for themselves when the song is released.
Question 5 (4MinuteBEAST):
Are there any places in Malaysia that you wish to visit?
(Ji Hyun) : I heard that the beaches in Malaysia are very beautiful, so we hope we have enough time to visit one.
(Yo Seob) Malaysia is very stylish and fashionable, so hopefully we'll find a chance to explore the city and do some shopping.
Doo-joon, Gikwang and Junhyung have tried their hand at acting for dramas. Hyunseung, Yoseob and Dongwoon, are you all also interested in acting?
(Yo Seob) : If the opportunity arises, we would definitely be interested in acting. Having seen the other members do so well, the rest of us hope we may also achieve such success in acting.
Have you ever considered becoming more active in the acting scene?
Unfortunately my Korean language is not as good as I would like at the moment. So when my Korean language improves, I would love to get the chance to try acting. Trying is always good, and so I would like to try acting one day when my language has improved.
How do you think 4Minute differs from the other girl groups out there?
(Ji Hyun) : Unlike other groups, all 5 of us have different personalities and characteristics, so we believe that this is our group's unique factor.
Writer: Aisyah Roslan | Photo Credits: AIA Bhd. | Contributor: Ain Osman
United Cube, the agency home to BEAST, 4Minute, G.Na, BTOB, and Roh Ji Hoon, has released a special 2013 concert featurette through their official YouTube channel.
This twenty one minute video shows the artists preparing for their 2013 Seoul concert and even shows the dress rehearsals. The artists practice their performances and share their thoughts on the upcoming concert. The video also has footage from the actual concert itself- shortened clips of almost every song performed. From rookie solo singer Roh Ji Hoon to BEASTs special acoustic rendition of 4Minutes Hot Issue and to HyunAs solo stage, every Cube hit is performed for their fans.
The United Cube photo book featuring all their artists will also be released on May 15, with pre-sales starting May 7.
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Cube Entertainment artists 4minute, B2ST, G.NA, BTOB, and Roh Ji Hoon successfully wrapped up their 2013 United Cube Concert in Yokohama on the 21st in front of 8,000 fans.
Cube Entertainment rookies BTOB opened up the concert with their powerful performance of WOW and also sang a cover of Japanese band V6s Feel Your Breeze much to the delight of their Japanese fans. BTOBs Sungjae and 4minutes Sohyun then gave a surprise performance of the hit song Troublemaker. The original artists behind the song HyunA and Hyunseung then took the stage and showed their chemistry once again to the seductive tune. BTOB also did their boom boom clap alongside 2YOON for their country pop dance song 24/7.
G.NA then returned to the stage to sing her hit songs 2HOT and BlackWhite. G.NA greeted her fans, I will be making a comeback soon. I ask for your love and support, and ask that you continue to show your love for the Cube family until the end. Roh Ji Hoon also left fan girls gasping for air with his sexy ballad and dances performances to his debut song Punishment. But once the Cube veterans 4minute came on stage, the audience went wild and brought the arena to an overwhelming cheer as they performed Volume Up and the same went for B2ST during their performance of Beautiful Night. The Cube artists also united at the end of the concert to sing Fly So High.
United Cube Concert started in August 2011 for the first time and after an explosive feedback from fans, United Cube came back this year with concerts in Nanjing, Seoul, and Yokohama.
4Minute, BEAST, G.NA, BTOB, and Roh Ji Hoon gave a special video message for their fans announcing the date and location of their 2013 UNITED CUBE in Seoul Concert.
The concert on February 2 at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul will be part of the UNITED CUBE concert tour. The CUBE artists will also perform in China on January 26 and Japan on February 21.
In the video each group or artists gave a special message. 4Minute starts off the video cheerfully and says, Last year we made a lot of mistakes since it was our first time but this time we are more prepared. Im sure all of fans are already getting excited.
BEAST, G.NA, BTOB, and No Ji Hoon also gave similar messages of anticipation. BEAST also mentioned their fond memories of the water gun fight they had at the end of their 2012 concert. For rookie singers BTOB and Roh Ji Hoon this will be their first concert performing with their company seniors.
Check out the video below!
Your favorite artists from Cube Entertainment, including 4minute, B2ST, G.NA, BTOB, and Roh Ji Hoon, have sent their shout outs for the upcoming 2013 United Cube in Seoul concert!
The concert will be taking place at the Jamsil Indoor Gymnasium on February 2nd, and is guaranteed to be an exciting event you wont want to miss out on if you happen to be in Seoul!
To encourage everyone to mark their calendars and attend this special family concert, the Cube artists greet fans through a video clip compiled with their messages.
This years concert will be especially special for rookies BTOB and Roh Ji Hoon, as itll be their first ever United Cube event!
Check out the video clip below!
Closing off 2012, 4minute celebrated a successful year of activities amongst other things.
The 4minute members welcomed 2013 along with the group’s youngest, Kwon So Hyun, finally becoming a legal adult. When asked to do something, Kwon So Hyun at first appeared shy, but then broke out into Park Ji Yoon’s Adult Ceremony, receiving surprised cheers from the other members.
4minute reminded fans to look forward to the unit group Double Yoon with Heo Ga Yoon and Jeon Ji Yoon, as well as 4minute’s upcoming album.
Photo Credit: Cube Entertainment
4minute, KBS, School 2013, Welcome to School
'School 2013' OST, 4minute Sings 'Welcome To the Schol' Releasing Today4minute's OST for "School 2013" will be released today.
4minute will be singing the first OST for KBS drama "School 2013."
"Welcome to the School" will be released through various music websites today, and it delivers a positive message that there is hope even in schools that turned into a monster of bullying, suicide, and violence.
'"Welcome to the School" has powerful rum sound and pop dance track, which matches well with the unique voices of 4minute members.
KBS drama "School 2013" aired for the first time yesterday.
Photo Credit: Cube Entertainment