‘Moon that Embraces the Sun’ OST surpasses T-ara on music charts for #1

‘Moon that Embraces the Sun’ OST surpasses T-ara on music charts for #1

Moon that Embraces the Sun OST surpasses T-ara on music charts for #1

The OST, Back In Time, from the drama The Moon that Embraces the Sun has been sweeping online music charts.

Back in Time, performed by Lyn, has been ranked number on popular music sites such as Olleh Music, Mel0n, and Naver since the 27th of this month. It is currently ahead of other popular songs such as T-aras Lovey Dovey, B2sts I Knew it, IUs You and I and more.

The drama has also been doing well on viewer ratings as it hit a high 30% by the eighth episode. A representative from the music chart KT Music stated, Because of the increasing popularity of dramas, the popularity of idol stars are decreasing. These (The Moon that Embraces the Sun) OSTs have been ranking at least top ten on every online music chart.

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Baek Ah Yeon teases for her

Baek Ah Yeon teases for her "Don"t Be Like This" comeback with sheet music

Baek Ah Yeon teases for her

Baek Ah Yeonteased for her upcoming album!

The image she released is sheet music, but it"s unique because regular music notes were replaced instead with her lyrics that she handwrote for the teaser image. "Don"t Be Like This" is the first song that she"s releasing that she composed herself.

She worked on the song together with composer Shim Eun Jiand wrote about her own experience. The song is a sweet love song that shows off the unique color of her voice.

Get ready for her comeback on the 20th!

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Ex- Hello Venus' Ara Lands Her First Major Role Musical Version of

Ex- Hello Venus' Ara Lands Her First Major Role Musical Version of "The Moon that Embraces the Sun"

Ex- Hello Venus' Ara Lands Her First Major Role Musical Version of The Moon that Embraces the Sun

ex-Hello Venus' member, Ara, will be starring in the musical version of "The Moon that Embraces the Sub, which is expected to draw its curtain in Japan!

After signing with Urban Works Ent., which is also home to Kim Jong Kook, last December, Ara scored her first lead role in the musical.

Ara shared, "I am carrying this lead role as Yeon Woo with a heavy sense of responsibility as it is a popular production. Because of my nervousness during my first rehearsal, I couldn"t take the script off of my hands. I will keep on practicing and doing my best to create a high-quality production."

The musical will open its curtains at Theater BRAVA, Osaka on the 20th followed by U-Port Hall, Tokyo in April.

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Moon Hee Jun talks about the strict prohibitions on music programs H.O.T endured in the past

Moon Hee Jun talks about the strict prohibitions on music programs H.O.T endured in the past

Moon Hee Jun talks about the strict prohibitions on music programs H.O.T endured in the past

Singer Moon Hee Jun appeared on SBS variety program "Magic Eye" on September 30 and discussed how things were different back in the "90s.

He revealed, "During H.O.T times, you couldn"t wear earrings or dye your hair. Honestly, I didn"t let it bother me at first. However, as time passed, we became the group to represent the teens, so I thought I had to fight these prohibitions. If you had dyed hair, you had to either spray it black or cover it with a bandana. I thought that I had to fight so that my juniors could be on TV with dyed hair. That"s why I dyed my hair in 7 different colors, performed on stage, and even caused a broadcasting accident. After I worked hard like that, the regulation on dyed hair was lifted. Right now, G-Dragon can dye his entire natural hair color thanks to my diligence and efforts when I was young."

For further elaboration, Moon Hee Jun said that because of H.O.T, even bandanas became prohibited. He revealed that when he went on stage with a bandana, it came loose, revealing his dyed hair and earring. He also said this was actually a bit intentional, which is why he had only tied the bandana once. After he got off stage, there was chaos. The broadcasting accident resulted in the boys" one year prohibition from that broadcasting station.

He revealed that Lee Soo Man had reacted very coolly. Moon Hee Jun imitated Lee Soo Man by saying, "Yeah. If they can"t understand your fashion, you need to fight no matter what," showing his general indifference.

He continued, revealing that they ended up on a variety show under that broadcasting station and it was the first time they got to be on a variety program with dyed hair!

Kim Gu Ra joked about Moon Hee Jun"s mop-like hairstyle to which Moon Hee Jun jokingly replied, "It ended up like that because I kept doing severe things [to my hair]. I get stressed because of you."

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Kim Jong Kook Takes Kim Soo Hyun’s Role in “The Moon That Embraces the Sun” on “Running Man”

Kim Jong Kook Takes Kim Soo Hyun’s Role in “The Moon That Embraces the Sun” on “Running Man”

Singer Kim Jong Kook transformed into actor Kim Soo Hyun.

On the episode of Running Man that aired on September 21, the cast participated in the Find the Chaebol Race. In this episode, actresses Lee Yoo Ri, Choi Yeo Jin, Yoo In Young, Seo Woo, and Kim Min Seo appeared as guests.

On this day, Kim Jong Kook was paired up with Kim Min Seo before the game Destroy the Evidence of Anger, and Kim Jong Kook showed off his sageuk acting. Kim Min Seo played the queen, Kim Soo Hyuns wife, in MBCs The Moon That Embraces The Sun. Kim Jong Kook took Kim Soo Hyuns role as he showed off his acting.

For his genuine acting, Kim Jong Kook turned his hat into a gamtu (the headgear Joseon officials wore), causing laughter. Kim Min Seo didnt waver seeing Kim Jong Kook and displayed her emotional acting, receiving applause afterwards.

Yoo Jae Suk got involved and stated that the name isnt The Moon That Embraces The Sun, but rather The Moon That Embraces The Muscles.

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Henry plays piano with Yiruma on Ep. 2 of Henry

Henry plays piano with Yiruma on Ep. 2 of Henry"s Real Music: You, Fantastic"

Henry plays piano with Yiruma on Ep. 2 of Henry

On episode 2 of "Henry"s Real Music: You, Fantastic", Henry played piano with legendary pianist Yiruma!

Henry, who is known to cross over between classical music and K-pop, and Yiruma played a piano duet of "River Flows in You". The Super Junior-Mmember got to work with the classical performer for his first album, and they"ve now rejoined together to perform this delicate melody.

Check it out above!

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The Moon that Embraces the Sun to Air in Japan This Summer

The Moon that Embraces the Sun to Air in Japan This Summer

“The Moon that Embraces the Sun” to Air in Japan This Summer The immense popularity of Kim Soo Hyun can be felt again, as “The Moon that Embraces the Sun” has been confirmed to air in Japan this upcoming summer.

A representative of his agency KeyEast commented on May 30, “MBC’s drama ‘The Moon that Embraces the Sun’ starring Kim Soo Hyun will air on Japanese national channel NHK starting this July.”

“NHK was encouraged to make the decision thanks to Kim Soo Hyun’s great popularity in Japan and the viewers’ interest in him,” the source explained.

In 2012, the drama recorded impressive viewer ratings and reached an average of 42.2%, making “The Moon that Embraces the Sun” one of the year’s biggest hits. Thanks to the success, the drama was picked up by NHK’s channel BS Premium, and Kim Soo Hyun became widely known also in Japan. Furthermore, his latest work “Man from the Stars” recently begun airing on cable channel DATV.

The first episode of “The Moon that Embraces the Sun” will air on NHK in July.

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'The Moon that Embraces the Sun' to air on the NHK channel in Japan this July

'The Moon that Embraces the Sun' to air on the NHK channel in Japan this July

Kim Soo Hyun"s hit historical drama "The Moon that Embraces the Sun" will be syndicated on the NHK channel in Japan starting this July!

SEE ALSO: Kim Soo Hyun picks up another endorsement deal in China for "Tencent"

A rep from Kim Soo Hyun"s agency Key East Entertainment stated on May 30, "Kim Soo Hyun"s starring MBC drama "The Moon that Embraces the Sun" will air on Japanese major broadcast channel NHK this July... Japan NHK"s decision was made by Japanese broadcast reps" interest and local fans" hot response to "Asia"s Lover" Kim Soo Hyun."

His Japanese agency rep stated, "Kim Soo Hyun"s popularity [in Japan] has been rising recently, and requests for syndication of his productions and interviews with media outlets are pouring in... As much as the inquiries about additional dates for Kim Soo Hyun"s Japanese fan meeting in Pacifico Yokohama National University Hall are coming in, there is an extraordinary amount of interest in Kim Soo Hyun"s activities [in Japan]."

"The Moon that Embraces the Sun" has already began airing on NHK BS Premium Channel in May, and "You Who Came From the Stars" has also picked up a syndication spot on Japanese cable channel DATV on the 25th.

To all of the Japanese fans, catch "The Moon that Embraces the Sun" all over again or for the first time on TV this July!

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Akdong Musicians Lee Chan Hyuk Still Cant Write Sheet Music

Akdong Musicians Lee Chan Hyuk Still Cant Write Sheet Music

Akdong Musician’s Lee Chan Hyuk Still Can’t Write Sheet Music Akdong Musician‘s (AKMU‘s) Lee Chan Hyuk has composed great songs such as “200%,” “Melted,” and “Give Love,” but it was revealed that the older one of the duo still can’t write sheet music! In a recent interview, the AKMU member commented that even after debuting under YG Entertainment, he still does not know how to write music scores. Then how does he compose all these great songs?

Akdong Musician’s Lee Chan Hyuk Still Can’t Write Sheet Music

When reminded that in the during “Kpop Star 2” he could not write music scores, Lee Chan Hyuk expressed, “I still can’t write it. Usually I compose our songs through the guitar and then I record it. I write the lyrics on my laptop. After entering our agency, it has become easier since there is someone to arrange my music. I don’t even know how to operate the music arranging machine. The person who arranges the music finds the tone and then arranges the song. When that person lets me listen to many different tunes, I say, ‘This one!’ and I am allowed the select the tunes. After constantly working that way, we end up arranging the songs.”

Akdong Musician’s Lee Chan Hyuk Still Can’t Write Sheet Music

Despite being unable to write music scores, AKMU have been successful creating great music through the help of their agency’s staffs. We hope to hear more great music in the future!

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