Wednesday, March 30, 2011

BEAST will Attend the Korean Music Wave in Tokyo on May 14

Korean Music Wave was originally a charity event scheduled to be held for children but since the earthquake tragedy struck Japan, this event are now also aimed to raise a funding for Japan earthquake victims.
BEAST together with other KPOP idols such as: DBSK, IU, 2PM, Secret, SG wannabe, 2AM, F(X), SHINee, 4 Minute, Miss A, Sistar, ZE:A, Supernova will be the there. The date will be still the same as the previously planned, May 14th 2011, at Saitama Super Arena, Tokyo.
This will be a Japan-Korea collaboration concert where MBC (where this will be aired as Music Core) will take the Korean broadcasting while Fuji TV will be responsible for Japan broadcast..
CREDITS : joinmsn; MBB

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Beasts that overcomes Failure and Improves Strongly

The phrase “So Beast!” is commonly used between the young Americans to describe an awesome and cool person. For the group of 6 males, the name BEAST stuck with them because they had the strong determination that they will show off their best on the big stage. Almost as if their name proved it, their stages were powerful and even extravagant. Their stages even had the abilities to convince anyone to say ‘So Beast’ by just looking at the stage. Doojoon, one of the members from BEAST, stated with a smile on his face, “Since it hasn’t been long since we debuted, there are many things we still haven’t showed off. We will work hard to be artists that works hard to show the people of Japan a better performance and stage.” 

Behind the achievements are their continuous failures… And that is the reason why they can shine even brighter.
The dreams they lost in front of their eyes… the days they spent in depression. However, these were just an introduction in their journey for even more fame. During debut, a bit of the member’s pasts were introduced. Doojoon, who was eliminated from M-net’s reality program ‘Hot Blood’, the other members from that show are currently promoting as 2AM and 2PM. Hyunseung, who was eliminated from the final audition for Big Bang. Kikwang, who debuted as a solo artist under the name AJ. Yoseob, Junhyung, and Dongwoon had contributed 4 to 5 years of trainee times, hoping to become a star someday. Despite the fact that they were in the position to be called failures in the past, but now, they hold on strong foundation making up the K-POP industry. It can be clearly seen that the failures and pain had made each of the members stronger inside. Much like how the arrow will not go further if it isn’t stretched back as far as possible, this group was able to improve even more through regrets. This is what made up BEAST.

The K-POP industry can now be easily referred to a generation of idol groups. Due to this effect, many idols are continually fighting with the fear that they might not be able to be at that spot the next morning. For the idol group to appeal to the younger teens with a weak heart and sensitive mind in Korea’s society with harsher standards of life than Japan, everyday is a war. However, BEAST had endured though these nervousness and anxiety. Looking into their dance, the BEAST’s story arises. Almost as if each of the members are expressing their own story, the body movements display the stories of sad, hard, and happy times along with their pride that never gave up hope. And of course not everything is about the dancing. Their sound is just as important as well. The Japanese debut single ‘Shock’ with the Japanese version of ‘Shock’ and their DVD ‘Shock- The Clips’ placed first and second place according to the sales chart on January 25th. Wiping the charts with their CD and DVD, the popular continues to heighten even before debut. If last year represented how much K-POP played a role in the Japanese market, the market will improve even more with this year with BEAST leading the movement. Out of many of the idol groups, BEAST has their own special feature that separates them from the others. At this time, with the Korean idol groups are taking over Japan, we hope that BEAST will be able to show off their charms as much as possible. The image of them running powerfully will not only show the fans, but also the other idols that will follow up after them.

Before their debut in Japan, what is each of the members thinking of?
Despite the separate struggles faced by each member, BEAST was able to stand up from it and successfully complete debut.
In under a year of their debut, they were able to rise as top stars in Korean and land on Japan following their trail of success.
We were able to take a close look into the members.

- Your official debut in Japan will be in March. How do you feel about it right now?
(Doojoon) Since this is our first debut in a foreign country we are kind of overwhelmed, but we are honestly thankful that the fans look at us with a warm attention. We will try out best to answer back to the anticipation.
(Yoseob) It feels like yesterday that we debuted in Korea, but already a year passed. All I can say is that it all just “feels like a dream.” I want to try hard in not only Japanese activities, but also activities and promotions in Korea. I know that it will be hard, but there is nothing more I can do other than working hard.
(Junhyung) If the Japanese people didn’t give us this much attention, it would have been hard, but thankfully a lot of the people are showing attention and I’m thankful for that. Just like our Korean promotions, we will put the same amount of effort for Japanese promotions.
(Kikwang) I am already thankful that we are a group loved by the people of Japan. I will work hard to work harder to meet everyone’s expectations.
(Dongwoon) Because of the interest from the Japanese people, I was really happy to do a showcase in Japan with 10,000 fans. We will work harder to show off our charms, so we ask for a lot of attention starting now!

- Share your thoughts about placing 6th in the daily charts with the first album release in the November of last year. 
(Yoseob) When I first saw a fan write ‘BEAST is 6th place on the Oricon charts’ on our fan cafĂ©, I just couldn’t believe it at first. When I actually checked and saw that we were actually on 6th place, I was really shocked. All the members were surprised as well, but we were happy that the fans really enjoyed it.

- You guys held a showcase in Japan before debut in the November of last year. Did you guys have any idea that so much people were going to be there?
(Doojoon) We had no idea. On that day, we had this strange feeling from listening to the loud screams from the people. We didn’t even make an official debut and we didn’t even release an official album in Japanese, but why?... I have to share a word of gratitude.
(Dongwoon) I heard from other people that we had a lot of fans in Japan, but I just thought that people were just telling me that as lip service. But when I actually saw all of the fans rushing in our direction, my eyes started to fog up. And I also got the motivation to show our performance with even more confidence.

- Your first impression when your guys visited Japan together for the first time last November?
(Yoseob) Honestly, we didn’t have big expectations. We were thinking that we weren’t going to be known well because we haven’t debuted yet. But when I saw that a lot of people realized who we were, I was really happy. We traveled from the airport to the Tokyo Big Sight by helicopter and when we saw that the fans made the B2ST letter formation, we were surprised, but really touched.

- We heard that the Japanese fans sang along to the songs in Korea.
(Yoseob) We had no idea. Depending on the song, we have different fan cheers, but we were really surprised to see them sing along with us for all the songs. That was one of the moments I realized that we were receiving love from the Japanese fans.

- We also heard that you guys did a lot of unit promotions in Korea. How is that different from the group promotions?
(Doojoon) When we are doing the unit promotions, most of the times it feels empty and it’s harder on us. Also, the rate when we get tired is different too because the workload is more on each member. We basically become dead grass.
(Kikwang) I also get tired too. Once you are alone, the level of tiredness closes in much faster.

- There is word that there had been an enormous amount of effort in order to make the debut in Japan successful. Is there a special reason?
(Yoseob) The showcase case stage in Japan was hard because it was a circular stage. Because of this, we had to change our movements and line positions. Even though it was just a show, we considered it like a concert and prepared it in that way as well.

- Doojoon, currently there are positive comments about you in the sitcom. What are you realizing from acting as a singer?
(Doojoon) Since I didn’t experience any official acting, I am not exactly sure, but acting is really fun. Even though your schedule is packed every day, it is really an opportunity to have a chance in building up more experience and I think it will be beneficial for me in the future as well.

- Kikwang, you are acting through the drama ‘My Princess’ as well. Tell us about your endeavors in acting.
(Kikwang) When I was filming ‘High Kick Through the Roof’ I was really nervous because I wasn’t used to it. Because of that I showed the inexperienced sides of me. Even though I had a small role in this drama, I think my attitude towards acting is changed. I am trying to enjoy acting as much as possible.

- We heard that you will be appearing with Kim Taehee in the drama.
(Kikwang) We already became that brother and sister relationship. It feels are we are so close every single episode. Even though she still doesn’t use the casual way of talking with me, I feel that the day she will is coming close (laughs).

- Did you guys study Japanese?
(Yoseob) I can’t really speak it well as of now. I have learning intensely, but studying a foreign language is really hard. I can’t memorize it, I can’t hear it, and I can’t talk about it… But mastering Japanese is one of the goals I have to fulfill. I really want to have a smooth communication with the fans. When Japanese fans visit our office in Korea, I would feel really bad if I can’t even speak Japanese. And I would have to say that Dongwoon is the best in Japanese out of all the members.
(Dongwoon) I think that I have a fast absorption skill as well. But still, my Japanese abilities are still very low.

- What is a trait a member has in particular? Please tell us about your style and a reason behind your popularity.
(Dongwoon) An attractive voice and a handsome face?
(Yoseob) My tiny body (laughs). I’m short and my face is small and I think people consider it cute.
(Doojoon) Wouldn’t it be my manliness?
(Junhyung) I’m not sure.
(Kikwang) I hear that my smile is nice.

- You guys are all pretty young right now, but what kind of singers do you guys think you will be in 10 years?
(Doojoon) 10 years later, we still want to promote as BEAST together. We are really sure about this. It might sound like a joke because it’s only been a year since debut, but that is our goal.

- What message do you want to tell the Japanese fans?
(Doojoon) We want to remain as an attractive group. Like our name BEAST, we want to give everyone a positive attitude towards us. And not only that, I want our group to give out positive messages as well.
(Dongwoon) Even though this might not be told well in words, I wish that we would all be connected to the point where if we sing a happy song, the crowd is happy and when we sing a sad song, the crowd becomes sad as well. If our music becomes a part of the lifestyle for the Japanese people, it would be the best.

- You guys are the cover artists for the GAON K-POP HIT CHART MAGAZINE!
(Doojoon) It is such an honor. We are thankful that you guys choose us even though we are not really magazine cover material. We hope that the magazines with us on the cover will sell a little bit more.

- Is there something you hope will happen?
(Dongwoon) I want to write a song and put it on BEAST’s album. I want to continue this until other artists sing my song.
(Doojoon) I hope that BEAST improves even more. If we grow as a group, we would have matured as individuals as well.
(Yoseob) I wish that everyone is healthy this year. I have lived with all types of illnesses in my life, so I want to spend 2011 with a healthy body. Everyone watch out for your health as well.
(Junhyung) This might be really general, but I want to see improvement. Not just musically, but I wish that I would improve in all aspects.
(Kikwang) I want to keep a promise with myself. I always end up not keeping promises with myself because my motivation is lost most of the times. For this year at least, I want to keep a promise with myself.

Source: Playb2st, b2strising, dkpopnews

Monday, March 28, 2011

Kikwang Reveals Pictures from Jeju Island Trip

Kikwang revealed photos that he took with fellow members Yoseob and Dongwoon from their Jeju Island trip yesterday.
On the 28th, Kikwang posted on his Twitter, “2 good looking guys at Jeju Island“. The star then posted four cuts with Yoseob and Dongwoon posing on a fence with the sea as their background.
Kikwang also mused, “Jeju Island is really pretty” before attaching a picture of himself beaming happily from the beach.
CREDITS: Allkpop

Kikwang Tweets Selca Compilation

Kikwang recently updated his Twitter with a face compilation photo after a haircut. On March 27th, the idol tweeted, “Pudding Play 2,” referring to a popular Korean iPhone App that lets users take photos to their liking.
The idol showcased his small face in the photo, posing sexily for the camera by pouting his lips. His uneven eyelids are also captured, as he only has one distinct double eyelid, already known by his loyal fans. Kikwang’s distinct eyebrows and messy hair add to his unique look.

Credits: Kikwang’s Twitter; Allkpop; MBB

Wheesung Performs with Junhyung in MBC Music Core

Wheesung began his second week of promotions for “Words That Freeze My Heart” with his original rapper, 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. 

Credits: ALLKPOP; MBB; CrazyCarrot270

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Miss A's Suzy Reveals Her Ideal Man is YoSeob

Miss A’s Suzy has revealed her ideal type.
Suzy appeared on KBS 2TV ‘100 points out of 100′ and confessed that she finds Yoseob attractive.
In response, MC Park Kyung Rim teased Suzy to choose amongst her male drama ‘Dream High’ counter-parts including Kim Soo Hyun, Taecyeon, Wooyoung and Yoseob. However, Suzy chose Yoseob without any hesitation.
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.”

Credit to Allkpop; NATE; MBB

Wheesung Perform's Heart Aching story in M!Countdown with JunHyung

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. Check it out below!


DongWoon Gives a Hint in 4Minute's New Album

A Beast member came forward personally to support and congratulate 4Minute on their comeback. On the 23rd of March, Son Dongwoon posted on his Twitter, “4Minute preview pictures are out and they are pretty after a long absence. These 5 girls are finally no longer singing fast-paced and cheerful songs but the songs are about love instead, please give them support.”
Netizens who saw Dongwoon’s post had different responses, “The songs may not be fast-paced but I’m sure they will also be explosive,” “Full of curiosity towards 4Minute’s new songs,” ,” I wonder how they will transform for their comeback.”
Beast and 4Minute’s company Cube Entertainment released 4Minute’s preview pictures on the morning of the 23rd of March.


Junhyung Tweets a Picture After a Long Absence

Junhyung revealed a selca for his fans after a long absence.
On the 23rd of March, he posted a photo on his Twitter with the words ” Lately I have not shown my face (so I uploaded this picture)”.
In the photo, Junhyung is wearing a black roundneck T-shirt with a leopard print hat. His neat style and still handsome appearance even without any makeup attracted attention.
Netizens who saw the photo had various responses, “Are you in the recording studio?” , ” I don’t know how you can be so cute,” ,”You’ve grown some pimples, you look very tired,”. Junhyung recently collaborated with Wheesung for his new song and MV “Words That Freeze My Heart”.


BEAST Leaves a Cheering Message for Japan

CREDITS: mybeastyboysx@YT

Beast has Broken Records in Japan

Beast has broken records in Japan set by the “untouchable” group, Big Bang.

According to Oricon Style’s homepage on March 22nd, “Beast’s debut single “Shock” has sold about 29,000 copies in just one week, ranking them second on the Oricon Daily charts.”
This is even better than the group Big Bang who ranked third on the same chart in June of 2009 with their debut single “My Heaven”. That was the best record set until now; for one year and nine months. Beast’s new record is the best of any foreign Asian artist.
Beast had planned on releasing their debut album, following that up with active promotions and a concert. However, with the recent earthquake, plans have been put on the back burner for now.



Yangpa Releases a New Album After 4 Years and Doojoon Participated

Singer Yangpa will be releasing a new album after 4 years.
This album is also attracting focus due to the participation of popular artists. One of them is Wheesung who had composed her minor pop ballad title song, ‘It Hurts’ and Doojoon was featured in her other song, ‘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.


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

DooPose is a Talk of the Town Lately

Doojoon maintains his trademark pose in many photos, making people laugh hard.
With his body leaning forward slightly , open mouth and his hands spread out near his chest, the ‘Yoon Doojoon pose’ makes people have suspicions as to whether this is ‘decalcomanie’, ( a decorative technique where engravings or prints are transferred to pottery or other materials), inducing laughter.
The size of his open mouth and the angle of his hands from his body in Doojoon’s photos are almost identical, leaving people with an amusing impression.
The most special thing of all is that this trademark ‘Doopose’ has spread to the other members of Beast. Beast’s “Doojoonification” is the lifeblood of Beast fans and netizens alike.


DooJoon and GaIn Performed "We Fell in Love' in MBC All My Love

On March 22, Ga-In performed her hit duet track, “We Fell In Love” with B2ST’s Doojoon on the 85th episode of MBC’s “All My Love“!
The duet was inspired by a reminder of a promise the two had made in which they said they’d sing a congratulatory song for the wedding of a high school friend.
Geumji (Ga-In) and Doojoon are called upon to complete this promise, and so they’re forced to overcome their awkwardness with one another in order to fulfill it.
Geumji had asked Doojoon to back off from her life in an earlier episode, but the two managed to come together for this event. Soon Duk (After School’s Lizzy), Doojoon’s new girlfriend, tags along to their rehearsals, and Geumji can’t help but consider her troublesome.
View the scene here:


BEAST Debut's on 2nd Place via Oricon

Beast’s debut Japanese single ‘Shock’ ( released on the 16th) managed to sell 29,000 copies in its first week. It achieved 2nd place on Japan’s Oricon Weekly Chart on the 28th of March, beating the record set by Big Bang’s ‘Heaven’ which managed to get 3rd place on the same chart in 2009. This is the best record ever achieved by a newly-debuting non-Japanese Asian group.
Also as of press time, the latest news  was that they have already passed the 30k CD sales in Japan (based on Oricon daily chart)... 30,443 copies has been sold in 7 days..


JunHyung will Finally be on Stage with Wheesung

Wheesung will finally be joined by his original guest-rapper, Junhyung, for his ‘Words that Freeze My Heart’ performances on music programs.
Last week, Wheesung had stood on stage with INFINITE’s Hoya because Junhyung’s group activities made it difficult for him to coordinate with Wheesung’s schedules. As such, Hoya had filled in for Junhyung on all three major broadcast programs.
However, Junhyung had strongly expressed his desire to stand on stage with his sunbae Wheesung, even if it meant changing up his group’s schedule. Reportedly, Junhyung said, “It was hard to stand on Wheesung’s comeback stage as I was chased by B2ST’s group activities, but I want to reschedule so I can make the respected sunbae’s stage shine more.”
The rapper’s ardent wish was finally granted, and now he’ll be performing alongside Wheesung for this week’s episodes of ‘M!Countdown’, ‘Music Bank’, ‘Show! Music Core’, and ‘Inkigayo’.
Wheesung has expressed his anticipation for the collaborative stage, and complimented Junhyung with, “A rapper who can control the tempo of emotion and logic with both skill and appeal”.
Their first stage of ‘Words that Freeze My Heart’ will be performed on March 24th’s episode of ‘M!Countdown’.

Credits: Allkpop, Seoul News, Naver, MBB

YoSeob Wanted to Remake 'The Deep Night Flies' During the ENCORE Concert

I want to sing a remake of the The Deep Night Flies during a concert.’

Yoseob revealed his thoughts on taking on the challenge of being in a musical during the press conference for ‘Gwanghwamun Sonata’ at the Sejong Center in Seoul on the 21st of March.

Yoseob said, ”I felt very nervous and worried when I joined the musical. In order to avoid destroying these precious classic songs at such a large venue, I didn’t think much about it and just paid my full attention to singing them. I hope everyone will understand.”
He stated, ”The moment the songs played, I felt wobbly on my feet. He also expressed his ambition, “I was so nervous that I reached a stage where I couldn’t remember my lines and how I was supposed to act. After performing many times repeatedly, I hope to work hard and become a better actor.”
Yoseob also said, ” It would have been great if I had been able to sing a happy sounding remake of composer Lee Young Hoon’s song The Deep Night Flies during Beast’s encore concert. “, thus expressing his liking for the song.


Kikwang Reveals His Feeling over Hosting Inkigayo

After successfully making his debut as the newest MCs for SBS’s “Inkigayo”  together with IU, Kikwang shared his feelings on joining fellow MCs Jo Kwon and f(x)’s Sulli .
Kikwang revealed, “I was, of course, nervous since it was my first debut as an MC, but I learned to become more natural in front of the camera through my experience on variety programs. I’m close friends with Jo Kwon as well, so it was very comfortable. I tried hard to enjoy it as I went along.”
He continued, “I’ve been watching ‘Inkigayo’ since I was little and always dreamed of appearing on it. The thought of introducing my juniors and seniors as an MC of the program makes me feel really proud.”
MC Jo Kwon rated their performance by stating, “I taught Kikwang how to make opening statements with an impact, and I think he learned it all very well. The two are more than prepared for the job.”
Sulli concluded, “It’s obvious that they worked and prepared very hard for the role. I’m looking forward to having fun and working together as four.”


Kikwang and IU Went on Special Stage on Their First Day of Emceeing in Inkigayo

Kikwang and IU surprised the viewers with a special stage performance last Sunday in their first day of hosting the SBS Inkigayo show.
Their predecessor, CNBLUE’s Jung Yonghwa, had left his MC role last week due to his increasing workload with CNBLUE’s upcoming promotions and his new drama role in “Festival“.
Kikwang and IU now formed the new 4-member MC team with the existing hosts, 2AM’s Jo Kwon and f(x)’s Sulli. 

CREDITS: Allkpop

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Despite Hitting Jackpot with 2nd Place in Japan Oricon Charts, Why Do They Worry?

Even though BEAST has come in 2nd for their 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.


Beast is the 10th Kpop Artist Wanted to be Invited in Music Station Japan

BEAST, which has just debuted in Japan music market is in number 10 for Kpop artists whom Japanese fans want to invite to Music Station. 

Music Station one of the biggest music show in Japan hosted by Asahi TV. Most artists that are invited to perform there are a high selling artist.