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JYJ"s Kim Jae Joong and Park Yoo Chun Exchange Awards at the "2012 MBC Drama Awards"

JYJ′s Kim Jae Joong and Park Yoo Chun gave and received their awards on the same stage.

The two each won the Rookie Award and the Excellent Mini Series Actor Award at the 2012 MBC Drama Awards held on December 30.

Kim Jae Joong first won the Rookie Award for Dr. Jin, and later on went onstage again to present the Excellent Mini Series Actor Award.

"I want to draw this out. This is a person I really like," he said, then called out Park Yoo Chun′s name for I Miss You.

Park Yoo Chun said onstage, "So much happened this year, and I′m happy that I can wrap up with such a great award. I′ll work harder. Thank you."

The Grand Prize went to Jo Seung Woo, who made his drama debut with Horse Doctor.

Photo credit: Hea Jung Min

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2PM, EXO, SUPER JUNIOR, and Kim Hyun Joong name as the winners for Tower Records Japans K-POP LOVERS! AWARDS 2012

2PM, EXO, SUPER JUNIOR, and Kim Hyun Joong name as the winners for Tower Records Japans K-POP LOVERS! AWARDS 2012

2PM, EXO, SUPER JUNIOR, and Kim Hyun Joong name as the winners for Tower Records Japan’s ‘K-POP LOVERS! AWARDS 2012′

Tower Records Japan‘s ‘K-POP LOVERS! AWARDS 2012‘ has officially released the list of nominees and winners.

The winners were chosen for their total sales from all Tower Records stores as well as polls conducted through Facebook and mixi.

Take a look at the list below!

Nominees

Artist Nominees

2PM

B1A4

BIGBANG

FTISLAND

INFINITE

KARA

SHINee

SUPER JUNIOR

T-ARA

Shoujo Jidai

New Artist Nominees

A-JAX

B.A.P

BTOB

CROSS GENE

EXO

HELLO VENUS

JJ PROJECT

MYNAME

NU’EST

SPICA

Album Nominees

“Midnight Sun” – BEAST

“ALIVE” – BIGBANG

“Mama” – EXO-K

“Electric Shock” – f(x)

“20 twenty” – FTISLAND

“GIRLS FOREVER” – KARA

“Sherlock” – SHINee

“Sexy, FreeSingle” – SUPER JUNIOR

“Jewelry box” – T-ARA

“GIRLS’ GENERATION II ~GirlsPeace~” – Shoujo Jidai

Single Nominees

“Masquerade” – 2PM

“Oyasumi good night -Japanese ver.-” – B1A4

“Be My Shine ~Kimi wo Hanasanai” – BOYFRIEND

“Where you are” – CNBLUE

“Be Mine” – INFINITE

“Speed Up / Girls Power” – KARA

“Heat” – Kim Hyun Joong

“Dazzling Girl” – SHINee

“Sexy, FreeSingle” – SUPER JUNIOR

“PAPARAZZI” – Shoujo Jidai

Winners

Artist Winners

Grand Prize: 2PM

Second Place: SUPER JUNIOR

Third Place: B1A4

Third Place: SHINee

New Artist Winners

Grand Prize: EXO

Second Place: NU’EST

Third Place: B.A.P

Album Winners

Grand Prize: “Sexy, FreeSingle” – SUPER JUNIOR

Second Place: “Sherlock” – SHINee

Third Place: “ALIVE” – BIGBANG

Single Winners

Grand Prize: “HEAT” – Kim Hyun Joong

Second Place: “Masquerade” – 2PM

Third Place: “Sexy, FreeSingle” – SUPER JUNIOR

Congratulations!

SourceImage: Tower Records

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Kim Hyun-joong Garners Four Awards at Yahoo! Asia Buzz Awards 2012

Kim Hyun-joong Garners Four Awards at Yahoo! Asia Buzz Awards 2012

Actor and singer Kim Hyun-joong, 26, picked up four awards at the ‘Yahoo! Asia Buzz Awards 2012‘ held at the Hong Kong Convention Center on Dec. 17.

Key East Entertainment, Kim’s agency, stated on Dec. 18 that Kim received the ’Most Popular Artist of the Decade’, ‘Asia Top Buzz Solo Artist’, ‘Hong Kong Top Buzz Solo Artist’, and ‘Taiwan Top Buzz Solo Artist’ awards, proving his unflagging popularity.

The awards annually mark trends in the entertainment world over the year and honors top celebrities who received hottest response from the public.

Kim Hyun-joong Garners Four Awards at ‘Yahoo! Asia Buzz Awards 2012’

The agency stated, “This achievement marks the fourth consecutive year of his being awarded since 2009. This year’s ‘Most Popular Artist of the Decade’ award was the result of a poll featuring beloved artists in Asia since 2003, and it is an honorable award that holds a lot of meaning.”

The idol garnered an impressive total of 1.35 million votes to achieve the ‘Asia Top Buzz Solo Artist’ award, which is three times the number of votes for competing nominees.

Kim Hyun-joong released his first full-length Japanese album, ‘Unlimited‘, on Dec. 12 and rose to the top of the Oricon daily chart. The music video for his title song, “Save Today“, ranked number one on Chinese music video site, YinYueTai.

Starting in January 2013, Kim will perform in 10 Japanese cities, including Kobe, Saitama, Nogoya and Fukuoka, during his Japanese tour. [Yonhap]

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Kim Hyun-joong Garners Four Awards at Yahoo! Asia Buzz Awards 2012

Kim Hyun-joong Garners Four Awards at Yahoo! Asia Buzz Awards 2012

Actor and singer Kim Hyun-joong, 26, picked up four awards at the ‘Yahoo! Asia Buzz Awards 2012‘ held at the Hong Kong Convention Center on Dec. 17.

Key East Entertainment, Kim’s agency, stated on Dec. 18 that Kim received the ’Most Popular Artist of the Decade’, ‘Asia Top Buzz Solo Artist’, ‘Hong Kong Top Buzz Solo Artist’, and ‘Taiwan Top Buzz Solo Artist’ awards, proving his unflagging popularity.

The awards annually mark trends in the entertainment world over the year and honors top celebrities who received hottest response from the public.

Kim Hyun-joong Garners Four Awards at ‘Yahoo! Asia Buzz Awards 2012’

The agency stated, “This achievement marks the fourth consecutive year of his being awarded since 2009. This year’s ‘Most Popular Artist of the Decade’ award was the result of a poll featuring beloved artists in Asia since 2003, and it is an honorable award that holds a lot of meaning.”

The idol garnered an impressive total of 1.35 million votes to achieve the ‘Asia Top Buzz Solo Artist’ award, which is three times the number of votes for competing nominees.

Kim Hyun-joong released his first full-length Japanese album, ‘Unlimited‘, on Dec. 12 and rose to the top of the Oricon daily chart. The music video for his title song, “Save Today“, ranked number one on Chinese music video site, YinYueTai.

Starting in January 2013, Kim will perform in 10 Japanese cities, including Kobe, Saitama, Nogoya and Fukuoka, during his Japanese tour. [Yonhap]

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  SB Spotlight: My 2012 Love Letter to Song Joong-ki

SB Spotlight: My 2012 Love Letter to Song Joong-ki

SB Spotlight: My 2012 Love Letter to Song Joong-ki O Song Joong-ki, Song Joong-ki.

2012 has been a wondrous year for Song Joong-ki fans, who have been waiting for much, much more than Song Joong-ki’s career had been giving him (and by extension, us).

If you look at it, it’s sort of a no-brainer that Song Joong-ki is popular. He’s cute (SO DARN CUTE), he’s quick on his feet at variety, he’s a good talker, and he’s made for being in front of the cameras.

But it’s these same reasons that confuse me so much as to why it’s taken so long for Song Joong-ki’s career to finally kick into gear.

Song, believe it or not, made his acting debut four years ago in 2008 with a very minor role in Frozen Flower. He had small roles here and there after but for someone who’s good at what he does and looks like the way he does, Song has been plagued with disappointing side gigs. His filmography, in disgruntled fanspeak (and beware of spoilers):

The Case of the Itaewon Homicide: Dude who gets murdered.

Triple: Side character dude that was essentially a minor role, but because of sheer ability and cuteness on Song’s part, was probably made more prominent. But still, minor character in an unsuccessful drama.Will It Snow For Christmas?: Older brother of main female lead. Who dies in about five seconds flat.Heart Paws 2: Dude with dog.OBGYN: Peripherally involved doctor on a large ensemble cast of an unsuccessful drama. Song trudged along with side roles and cameos in 2010, but it wasn’t until Sungkyunkwan Scandal that he got the boost in popularity he needed. This drama generally did well with audiences at home and abroad, thanks to a timely theme (crossdressing girls), a rabid fanbase (DBSK/JYJ fans), and a lot of eye candy. So ultimately, it was less Song’s doing and more a byproduct of him being in the right production at the right time.

The upside was that this role was probably what landed Song a spot on Running Man, a venture that turned a lot of its cast members into overnight successes (Gary, Song Ji-hyo, Gwang-soo). Song was good in front of the camera (his long time stint as host on Music Bank probably helped) and he was naturally well-loved for his participation on Running Man. Song, however, turned out to be the first permanent cast member to leave the show, citing the need to focus on acting.

SB Spotlight: My 2012 Love Letter to Song Joong-ki As much as I liked Song Joong-ki on Running Man, I felt his talents were rather wasted. This seems like a questionable thing to complain abouthaving a proper channel to see an actor I liked on a consistent week-to-week basisbut I felt that Song Joong-ki’s career was an unfortunate mix of not landing the right roles early on, needing to bolster popularity through variety, and then finally picking up career momentum after a lot, lot, lot of hustling.

Within his age group of actors, Song seems to have needed to work more like a competitive idol than an actor in order to stay relevant. A lot of his peers didn’t have to rely on so many “extracurricular activities” in their career trajectories: Kim Bum, Jung Il-woo, Lee Min-ho, Yoo Ah-in, Kim Soo-hyun, Yoo Seung-ho, just to name a few.

Song Joong-ki is definitely not an actor who has to rely on looks or an image, because he’s good at what he does. I just wonder why it took so long for him to get to the proverbial “here.” It does seem rather unfortunate that the industryespecially the K-pop one!relies a lot on career luck and Song Joong-ki is a good example of someone who didn’t have the instant success that you might have thought he would’ve attained.

Sometimes things just happen, pick up momentum, and never stop. See another perfect example: Joo Won. He debuted with a blockbuster Baker King as second lead, slided into main-ish lead in another hit Ojakyo Brothers, filmed a movie or two, and then got cast in 1 Night 2 Days, his official entry into to Hallyu stardom. After that, Joo sailed right into Gaksital, and is now filming for another lead role. Is Joo Won a good actor? He’s decent. Is he great? Not in a way that makes me believe that he’s worthy of a resume that consists 90% of lead roles.

But the industry is funny like that, because compare Joo with Yoon Shi-yoon, who co-starred with Joo as main lead in Baker King. Yoon, the poor guy, is the very opposite of Joo Won in terms of career. Yoon is a much more masterful actor, but his career did not parallel Joo’s in any manner, despite being the quintessential successful K-drama guy on paper.

This is the same case with Song, except with Song, he had to dabble in a little bit of everything to get to where he is now. (I also blame the fact that he’s got such a baby face. Casting directors probably can’t help it if they think that the extent of Song’s prowess is to act with fluffy animals.)

SB Spotlight: My 2012 Love Letter to Song Joong-ki Things began to take an upswing for him in the second half of 2011, when he filmed his first lead role in a film with Han Yeh-seul. He was then tapped to play the young king in Tree With Deep Roots, the older of whom was played by Han Seok-kyu. His on-screen appearance was brief, but it left an impression with viewers, so much so that his later cameo was probably bolstered by the waves of positive response to his brief four-episode stint in the beginning.

The tides began to turn. This year, Song landed a great role in Werewolf Boy and a lead drama role in Nice Guy, the former of which is still doing extremely well with domestic sales and the latter of which just wrapped after a pretty successful run. I cant pretend I have a lot of positive things to say about Nice Guy, but Song’s Kang Ma-ru character is exactly the kind of heavier, more dramatic role I’ve been itching for Song to get for years, and he more than delivered.

Song proved with Nice Guy that he can be dark and intense at the drop of a hat. He’s the kind of actor that can skillfully weave in and out of ferocity and vulnerability, and his two projects from this year illustrate that to a T. He was demanding and slick in Nice Guy, soft and lost in Werewolf Boy. Spoiler alert! He virtually has no lines in Werewolf, but he delivers silence with emotion and nuance. There’s probably no better test of an actor’s skill than a role that requires no speaking, just emoting, and Song did an amazing job with his werewolf boy character.

I don’t know what Song Joong-ki has lined up for him in 2013, but he’s finally getting the roles I’d wish he could’ve landed earlier on in his career, and I can’t wait to see what projects he will pick next. After such a successful 2012, I don’t think he’ll ever play anything less than lead in his future roles, so I hope for his sake that he can keep taking on brilliantly dramatic characters to flex his acting muscle even more.

(Images via 1st Look, Customellow, High Cut, Vogue)

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Kim Hyun Joong picks up four awards at the ‘Yahoo! Asia Buzz Awards 2012′

Kim Hyun Joong picks up four awards at the ‘Yahoo! Asia Buzz Awards 2012′

Kim Hyun Joong picks up four awards at the Yahoo! Asia Buzz Awards 2012

Kim Hyun Joong picked up four awards at the Yahoo! Asia Buzz Awards 2012 held at the Hong Kong Convention Center on the 17th.

The Yahoo! Asia Buzz Awards gathers the most popular search data from Yahoo!’s search engine throughout the year to honor the hottest stars in Asia.

Kim Hyun Joong received the Most Popular Artist of the Decade, Asia Top Buzz Solo Artist, Hong Kong Top Buzz Solo Artist, and Taiwan Top Buzz Solo Artist awards, proving his unceasing popularity. The idol garnered an impressive total of 1.35 million votes to achieve the Asia Top Buzz Solo Artist award, which is three times the number of votes for competing nominees.

Key East Entertainment stated, This achievement marks the fourth consecutive year of being awarded since 2009. This years Most Popular Artist of the Decade award was the result of a poll featuring beloved artists in Asia since 2003, and it is an honorable award that holds a lot of meaning.

Kim Hyun Joong released his first full-length Japanese album, UNLIMITED, on the 12th and rose to the top of the Oricon daily chart. The music video for his title song, Save Today, ranked #1 on Chinese music video site, YinYueTai.

Starting in January 2013, Kim Hyung Joong will perform in 10 cities across Japan for his Japanese tour.

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Song Joong Ki and G-Dragon Intro In MAMA 2012 Opening Performance

Song Joong Ki and G-Dragon Intro In MAMA 2012 Opening Performance

Song Joong Ki, G-Dragon, MAMA, Hong Kong

Song Joong Ki and G-Dragon Intro In MAMA 2012 Opening Performance

In Hong Kong on November 30th, Mnet Asian Music Awards showed a surprise ensemble with Korea's "A Werewolf Boy" actor Song Joong Ki inaugurating the show as MC with his own rendition of "A Better Tomorrow". After which, the stage opened to reveal another surprise.

Song Joong Ki and G-Dragon Intro In MAMA 2012 Opening Performance

A spotlight was seen illuminating another person on the stage, and it is focused on no other than Big Bang's G-Dragon who appeared rapping acapella. After that, G-Dragon introduced Ailee, who was the night's opening performance.

Watch the interesting opening intro here:

G-Dragon was prominent all throughout the MAMA show as Big Bang performed a special stage and was nominated and won a few awards.

MAMA broadcasted live from theHong Kong ConventionExhibition Centre (HKCEC) and will be rebroadcasted on MNET America. American fans in Southern California can relive the wonderful show at CGV's special screening of the show at the CGV Cinema in Los Angeles on December 4th. More information on that can be found onCGV Cinemas Facebook Page.

Photo Credits: MNET Asian Music Awards

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Psy-Song Joong Ki-Suzy, Who Will Win the 2012 Style Icon Awards

Psy-Song Joong Ki-Suzy, Who Will Win the 2012 Style Icon Awards

Psy, Song Joong Ki, Suzy, Style Icon Awards, Jung Eunji, Seo In Guk, Super Junior, SISTAR, Yoo Jun Sang, Im Soo Jung, Jang Dong Gun, Ha Jung Woo

Psy-Song Joong Ki-Suzy, Who Will Win the 2012 Style Icon Awards? Psy-Song Joong Ki-Suzy, Who Will Win the 2012 Style Icon Awards?Who will be the winner for the Style Icon Awards?

On Monday, CJ EM revealed the nominees for the "2012 Style Icon Awards".

There were many different categories and genres that took the industry by storm this year such as "Gangnam Style" Psy and Seo In Guk and A Pink's Jung Eunji from "Respond 1997."

Others such as actor Song Joong Ki and miss A's Suzy were chosen as nominees as well.

These nominees competed through an online poll, research preference survey and a 100 member executive survey to come up with the top 10 nominees.

The winner of the 'Style Icon of the Year' award will be announced tomorrow at the official ceremony .

There have been many celebrities who have left a mark in genres such as broadcast, culture, art, fashion this year it will be hard to choose the winner of this year's award.

This year's 10 nominees are Psy, Seo In Guk and Jung Eunji, Song Joong Ki, Suzy, Super Junior, SISTAR, Yoo Jun Sang, Im Soo Jung, Jang Dong Gun and Ha Jung Woo.

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[NEW DRAMA

[NEW DRAMA "The Innocent Man"] Song Joong-ki and Moon Chae-won Attend BCWW 2012

The largest international broadcasting trade fair in Asia, Broadcast Worldwide (BCWW 2012), has kicked off at Coex D Hall in Samseongdong, Seoul for a three day run. Broadcast industry officials from over 50 countries around the world will be participating in the event that exhibits international and domestic broadcast and image contents and also hosts a special forum and conference for related parties.

The 1st Vice Minister of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Kim Yong-hwan, Hong Sang-pyo, the President of Korea Creative Contents Agency, Lawmaker Park Chang-sik, KBS Media President Cho Dae-hyun as well as actors Song Joong-ki and Moon Chae-won from the new KBS drama “The Innocent Man” were in attendance at the opening ceremony on September 5th.

KBS Media, in charge of exporting KBS programs, operated a booth at BCWW to promote dramas such as “The Bridal Mask” and documentaries like “Super Fish”. The English poster of the drama “The Innocent Man” especially is said to have caught the visitors’ attention.

Written by: Park Jae-Hwan

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