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Saturday, June 11, 2011

[SHKOK] KHJ called BYJ (Eng)

Korean to English translation by Suehan @ suehanbyj.blogspot.com
thanks czak for the info ^^

Friday, June 10, 2011

Friday, June 10, 2011Kim Hyun Joong is Number 1 on Hanteo Charts - No.1 Real-Time , No.1 Daily , No.1 Most Searched

Reposted from Kathy's Bench

Credit: http://www.mydaily.co.kr
Translation: ss501ode.blogspot.com

Singer Kim Hyunjoong's first mini album 'Break Down' is currently receiving feverish popularity for it.

On the 8th when Kim Hyunjoong officially released his album in the morning, and right until this moment (10th Jun, 2:00 PM), on the Hanteo Charts, in the Album Sales category, his No.1 status is currently holding a 3 times and bigger difference with the No.2 on the Real-Time Charts and the Daily Charts. In addition, he is also the No.1 Most Searched Real-Time keyword recorded - which is 3 thrones for him recorded altogether.

The representative charts of Korea - the Hanteo Charts, takes into record of sales data from its nationwide merchant outlets as well as the nation's biggest few discography shopping malls, and added on with sales data from medium and small internet/online merchants to get the calculation for Real-Time charts and rankings.

Kim Hyunjoong's agency KEYEAST told about this on the 10th, "Rather than putting it across that album sales have results as follow, which focuses mainly on digital singles and title tracks, is to tail behind the transformation of the music industry (in order to fit into it), it is more evident of Kim Hyunjoong's hard work put into for the full album as being verified and appreciated by fans - as proved through the results".

On the 9th, Kim Hyunjoong has since begun his official and luxurious comeback through Mnet MCountdown with his oozing charisma on stage. 

Kim Hyun Joong - Back Stage at Music Bank

Kim Hyun Joong (SS501) - Please(Break Down Album) @Music Bank

Kim Hyun Joong (SS501) - Break Down @Music Bank

Kim Hyun Joong ‘I Want to Appeal as Strong Man’

Reposted from: KHJ Jeablover

Article Courtesy KBS Global

Singer Kim Hyun Joong, who will release his first solo album entitled “Break Down,” said, “Bae Yong Joon gave me positive advice on my album.”

“I was just an idol when I held activities as a member of SS501, so I wanted to reveal my grown-up appearance as a strong man when I decided to debut as a solo singer.” — Kim Hyun Joong (25)

Singer Kim Hyun Joong, who debuted as a solo singer by releasing his first solo album entitled “Break Down,” held a press conference and a showcase at Jang Choong Gymnasium on June 7 and expressed his feelings. He introduced the concept of his new album, saying, “I am 26 years old in Korean age and it is still young to be classified as a grown-up man. I am actually not a type of macho man, but I just wanted to present a difference appearance not as an idol but as a man.” He had already experienced album production when he was a member of a group and he also participated in producing his album this time. He explained, “I visited America last year in June to find out my own songs, and I actively presented my own opinion when creating a dance performance and making a music video.

I have tried to deviate from my previous image in SS501 and tried to improve my performance and make the impact of the performance much stronger. I wanted to be evaluated as ‘He is a real man’ and ‘He can sing a mature song.’” As he already explained, his title song “Break Down” is a dynamic dance song with a strong beat and sound focusing on Kim Hyun Joong’s splendid dance performance. Rapper Double K participated as a featured artist. Kim continued to explain his album, saying, “People might have been curious about Kim Hyun Joong’s style in the first solo album. When I chose the title song, I agonized between ‘Break Down’ and ‘Please,’ and I chose ‘Break Down’ because I want to present a cool dance performance in the hot Summer. Romantic songs with sweet lyrics such as ‘Kiss Kiss’ are also included in my album.” The music video for the title song was unveiled during the showcase, and it also revealed Kim Hyun Joong’s strong image. He appeared as a muscular man with a dark and powerful image in the music video. Kim Hyun Joong said, “I made a promise with my physical trainer to work out for 100 days, and I became very nervous when 50 and 70 days passed, so I worked really hard since then. I also trained to strengthen my physical ability for a better performance as a solo singer while working out and playing soccer.” The fact that his album was the first album since he had moved to his new agency Keyeast, in which Hallyu star Bae Yong Joon is the largest shareholder, raised more anticipation. Kim said, “Bae Yong Joon suggested I study music more, taking this chance, and he had showed any good music or dance video he came across to me. He actively supported my album production by checking videos filming my dance performance. And Bae, who has a talent in taking pictures, suggested shooting my album jacket photo. He seemed to study producing music albums as a representative of an agency. I really appreciated his advice and I am also very satisfied with the support from my agency.”

Among the members of SS501, he was the fourth member who came to debut as a solo singer. He frankly revealed that he was feeling pressure, saying, “When I looked at the other members who debuted as a solo singer, I realized that the title of “former member of SS501″ could not guarantee an easy way as a solo singer. I had to do everything by myself, and I tried to overcome myself with more practice whenever I felt difficulties. I had poor breathing and pronunciation, so I practiced reading books and newspapers while biting a cork in my mouth, and I could hit notes that I could not hit before by practicing.”

He mentioned Seo Tai Ji as his role model. He said, “Even though he sang different genre songs from me, he is still my role model as a singer. As for actors, there are many actors whom I respect, but now the actor Seol Kyung Gu, who is living in the flat below me, suddenly comes up into my head.” With the showcase held on the same day, he began his activities as a solo singer in earnest. Kim said, “Jang Choong Gymnasium will go through remodeling, and I will be the last singer who performs in this place before the remodeling. I will present a splendid performance during my showcase.” He revealed confidence and talked about his future plans, saying, “After I moved to my new agency, I had not held many performances, so I will actively perform at home and abroad from now on. I will begin holding fan meetings from August in Asian countries, and I will hold an Asia concert tour after I release my second album at the end of September. I have already begun working on my next album. You will be able to see my activities more as a singer and not as an actor this year.” 

Please - Kim Hyun Joong [MCountdown - June 9th.2011]

Let Me Go - Kim Hyun Joong [MCountdown June 9th. 2011]

Break Down - Kim Hyun Joong [MCountdown - June 9th.2011]

my heart! be still! :))

Gong Yoo signs with EMI Japan to advance overseas

Actor Gong Yoo has signed a contract with EMI Music Japan to further his activities there, notified his agency N.O.A Entertainment on Thursday.

N.O.A explained in a press release that Gong Yoo’s activities in Japan will now be managed by EMI Music Japan, one of the four major record companies in Japan that has newly expanded its business to manage the activities of actors as well.

EMI Music Japan, whose parent company is global music and record firm EMI Ltd based in the United Kingdom, is also known for managing the career of world-class musicians such as the Beatles, Utada Hikaru and Hotei Tomoyasu.

“Gong Yoo’s sweet charm displayed in 2007-drama ‘The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince’ is good enough to win the hearts of Japanese women. He already has many fans spread out far and wide in this country, which is only likely to go up in numbers with his latest film 'Finding Mr. Destiny' set for premiere soon, therefore, serving as a new boost to the Hallyu market,” an official at EMI Music Japan was quoted as saying.

“I plan to maintain a good partnership with EMI in order to extend exchanges with my Japanese fans. I wish to stay in touch with everyone not just with my work in Korea but through other diverse projects,” Gong Yoo wrote on his official Japanese fan website regarding his new contract.

Gong Yoo’s hit drama “Coffee Prince” about a guy who falls in love with a girl disguised as a boy is set for re-run on Japan's Fuji TV later this month while his 2010 film “Finding Mr. Destiny” in which he co-starred with actress Lim Soo-jung is set for premiere in the country on June 18.

Gong Yoo, 31, whose real name is Gong Ji-cheol, debuted with a role in KBS’ TV series “School 4” in 2001 and has since appeared in more than a handful of dramas including “One Fine Day” (MBC, 2006) and “Hello My Teacher” (SBS, 2005) and films “My Tutor Friend" (2003), “S Diary" (2004)"Spy Girl" (2004), “She’s On Duty” (2005) and "Finding Mr. Destiny" (2010).

His most recent project is a film titled “Dogani” (translated as ‘A Scene’), co-starring actress Jung Yu-mi, about an investigation into a sexual violence case committed to hearing-impaired students, which wrapped up filming early last month.

Source and Credits: http://www.asiae.co....060913572823234/ and YooHouse@Soompi

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Kim Hyun Joong mistaken as Bae Yong Joon by a Chinese fan

by phenom@allkpop

SS501’s Kim Hyun Joong revealed an incident where he was mistaken to be actor Bae Yong Joonbecause he couldn’t speak Chinese.
On the June 7th broadcast of SBS’s “Strong Heart,” Kim Hyun Joong was a guest as a part of the‘Special Strong Heart King of Kings’ episode.
During the broadcast, he revealed that people call him a “Bae Yong Joon look-alike” and “2nd generation Bae Yong Joon.” Because of the similarities, he was once mistaken as Bae Yong Joon by Chinese fans during the Asian Games. Kim Hyun Joong stated, “A Chinese fan asked for my autograph but handed me a picture of Yong Joon hyung.”

At that time, Kim Hyun Joong repeatedly stated in English, “No! No Bae Yong Joon,” because he couldn’t communicate with the Chinese fan. However, the Chinese fan misunderstood him and thought ‘Bae Yong Joon’ wouldn’t sign the autograph for him because he was annoyed by him. The fan persistently followed Kim Hyun Joong around until finally swearing at him and leaving his side.
Kim Hyun Joong stated, “Well, that’s how I got rid of one Bae Yong Joon fan” – drawing much laughter from the guests and audience.

Source: Newsen via Nate

Kim Hyun Joong Admits to Plastic Surgery for First Time

courtesy of thunderstix / Soompi

In a shocking revelation, singer/actor Kim Hyun Joong admitted for the first time to having gone through plastic surgery on Thursday’s MBC “Knee-Drop Guru.”

For his flower boy image and clear-cut features, Kim Hyun Joong carries the nickname “Walking Sculpture.” So during the show, Kang Ho Dong, the MC of “Knee-Drop Guru,” asked Kim Hyun Joong, “Is the ‘Walking Sculpture’ a work of god or a doctor (plastic surgeon)?”

Without much hesitation, Kim Hyun Joong answered, “It’s god-given but the doctor put the finishing touch on it.”

He further explained, “I broke my nose a long time ago after getting hit by a stone. So I got the bones fixed and a little nose job done.” Throughout the interview, he seemed very confident with his looks as he went as far to state, that “I’m very satisfied with my looks. Can’t you just tell? I wouldn’t switch it with Yoo Sae Yoon (the co-host of the show).”

On Thursday’s episode, Kim Hyun Joong also talked about his decision to sign with Key East Entertainment, what it’s like to work with Bae Yong Joong (head of Key East), and thoughts on his growing popularity.

The former SS501 leader has released his first solo mini album“Break Down” on June 7th simultaneously across the entire Asian region. The first showcase for his new album was held yesterday following the release of the MV for “Break Down.”

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Personally, before and after the surgery made no difference...aside from his nose, his face is the same. It just made him look much more handsome, but if it was not for that incident, he really doesn't need a plastic surgery or a nose job at all. His personality (4D) already attracts people. :)) 

[News] Kim Hyun Joong talks about Boys Over Flowers

Credit: allkpop

Kim Hyun Joong has finally revealed his thoughts about the hit KBS drama, “Boys Over Flowers“.

The idol appeared on the June 8th broadcast of MBC’s “Knee-Drop Guru” and talked about his singing career as well as about his personal life.

He started talking about how he got to play a significant role in “Boys Over Flowers”, saying, “I received a phone call from the ‘Boys Over Flowers’ production company. I didn’t know what it was, so for the first time in my life, I read a romantic-comedy manga. It was quite difficult to read because [in the manga], the characters had stars in their eyes and they were too blinding.”

He elaborated, “When I auditioned, they told me I looked very similar [to the character in the manga]. Inside, I had some worries because I’ve never acted before. I thought I should try my hardest anyways and studied by reading the manga.”

Kim Hyun Joong even studied the hand gesture of his character and was surrounded by a controversy concerning his unnatural acting. He said, “That [hand gesture] was even stranger. I finally realized that being natural was the best thing.”

He added, “I received a lot of negative comments such as, ‘My hands and feet are curling from such unnatural acting. Just stick to being a singer but you’re not a great singer either.’ After reading such a harsh comment, I really wanted to find the IP address of the commenter.”

He remained humble about the success “Boys Over Flowers” has received, stating, “I think it’s because the exporting team did a good job selling [its rights] overseas. The production team, Lee Min Ho, and Goo Hye Sun led the drama well so I was naturally able to do well.”

Source: Newsen via Nate

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

GIFs of Breakdown

cr: catar6 @ allkpop forum
reposted from soompi.com/czakhareina

"cat daddy"


Kiss Kiss [tran] -from the Album Break Down KHJ

Yeah, kiss kiss

Like a long dream, like a star, I waited for you
No one else in this world, nothing’s better

The leisure of a cup of coffee
The steps leading me towards you
Are all joys I’ve become familiar with
This isn’t me
I’ve never been this way before
It’s because it’s you

Oh, I won’t stop
I’m loving you
So we can draw a dream of lasting color
To love with you
Only you can provide this magic for us

Kiss kiss
I want your kiss kiss
Sweet kiss kiss
Oh, baby, baby
I wanna kiss kiss
I need your kiss kiss
Just the two of us, kiss kiss
Oh, baby, baby

Like TV, like a dream, I feel like I’m the star
The world is our stage and we are on it
Whenever a good movie premieres
Whenever new music comes out
You’re the first person I think of
I’m not this kind of guy
I’ve never been this way before
It’s because it’s you

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Bae Yong-joon 2 minutes on the beach, "It's cold"

Kim Hyun Joong spoke about Bae Yong-joon who is weak against the cold.

SBS TV program "Kang Heart" on the 7th was carried out under the title "King of Kings". Kim Hyun-joong spoke about an episode that happened in Busan.

When he was asked when he met Bae Yong-joong, he replied, "I saw him recently in Busan. We hung out together".

When the MC's asked, "What did he do in Busan?" Kim Hyun-joong shortly replied, "He spent a moment of solitude".

He then spoke about drinking beer with him on the beach. He caused laughter in the studio as he said, "Two minutes after sitting on the beach with a beer, he said it was too cold and we went back inside".

Meanwhile, Bae Yong-joon was connected on the phone live by Kim Hyun-joong. He complimented Kim Hyun-joong saying, "This guy has a lot of talent and is always working hard trying to develop more and always being modest".

Source : news.nate.com/view/20... ( Korean )
Translation : Hancinema 

reposted from soompi.com/BYJthread

Lyric " Break Down"

 Translated by SusAmerica(AKA Cheerkoo) From Goo Hye Sun Thread Soompi ! 

Uh, SL Once again, (That's right)
You know what it is, (Uh-huh)
Artmatic (Yes)
Let's do this

Shawty, Yeah Show me what U got, Yeah Oh
If you think you will regret, then don't believe me. If you are going to hesitate again, don't come.
Baby, I, I Luv it, Baby, I, I Luv it.
I never do the type of love that measures and calculates all angles.
I, I Luv it, Baby, I, I Luv it

Baby Put your faith in me. You Make It Try to feel/reallize more deeply.
Can You Take It, Can You Take It
Feel It Fall into the intoxicating rhythm
So Crazy at the exploding moment,
Just Break it, Break it, Break It Down, Down, Down

Fantasy Those trembling/vibrating body gestures/movements
No, No, I, I luv it Baby, I, I Luv it
having been lost inside the fantasy, I finally felt the intolerable end.
I, I Luv Baby
Take everything of me.
Oh, Baby

Baby Put your faith in me. You Make It Try to feel/reallize more deeply.
Can You Take It, Can You Take It
Feel It Fall into the intoxicating rhythm
So Crazy at the exploding moment,
Just Break it, Break it, Break It Down, Down, Down

Rely/Depend on me.
Baby baby come on now
Like bungee jumping, throw your body towards me.
Try owning this moment. Bet your everything. Open your heart and write my name on it.
I know you want it girl, I'ma give it to you girl
Through me, dream the deep dream that you will not wake from.
I will take you there into the new world every night.
Don't hesitate. Come to me.
Let's break it down.

Baby Put your faith in me. You Make It Try to feel/reallize more deeply.
Can You Take It, Can You Take It
Feel It Fall into the intoxicating rhythm
So Crazy at the exploding moment,
Just Break it, Break it, Break It Down, Down, Down

Baby Call out my name
Break It Down
Can you take it Feel me now.
Yeah Break It Down
Feel It into the endless rhythm
So Crazy in this melting moment
Just Break it, Break it, Break It Down, Down, Down

reposted from thuhang@soompi.com/khjthread

Kim Hyun Joong Spots a Fainted Teenage Fan during His First Showcase

by: cherryspirit 

One female teenager fan fainted during Kim Hyun Joong’s first showcase for his new album “Break Down” on June 7th. More than 4,000 fans from all over Asia packed the Jang Choong stadium to see his solo comeback, which they have been anticipating for over a year.
Also SS501’s Heo Young Saeng and Kim Kyu Jong made a surprise appearance and held a talk session together. They were in the middle of their conversation when Kim Hyun Joong, with an anguished and shocked expression, asked all of a sudden, “Did she faint?” Then he stood up and asked the security team for help as he stared at the blacked out fan with a concerned face. The fan was taken outside by the security team and it was told that she later recovered without much trouble after resting for five minutes.

Kim Hyun Joong requested “I understand that you all want to get a closer view of me. But please show some consideration for people in front of you as you each take one step back.”
Meanwhile, Kim Hyun Joong gave performances of “Break Down,” “Please,” “One More Time,” and “Kiss Kiss” during the showcase.
source: soompi.com/news

20110607 Kim Hyun Joong Showcase Break Down

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Heo Young Saeng and Kim Kyu Jung @ KHJ Break Down Album Showcase

The pictures were posted by czakhareina@soompi,com/khjthread. As a SS501 fan, I am glad that they came to support leader in his solo album launch. It's like a semi reunion although they were not complete, but the presence of those two were enough to put a smile on my face. Happy that they are still in contact with one another and they show their love and support to each member of the group, just like when Young Saeng launched his album a few weeks back, Hyun Joong showed up too at the Music Bank.

pics reposted from soompi
cre: czakhareina

[News] Kim Hyun Joong talks about the pressures of going solo

Source + Photo: StarNews via Nate
Credit: GONI @ Allkpop

SS501’s Kim Hyun Joong recently talked about some of the pressures of being a solo artist.

Kim Hyun Joong held a press conference at the Jang Choong Gymnasium on June 7th about the release of his new solo mini-album “Break Down“.

Kim Hyun Joong stated at the press conference, ”I wanted to show my masculine side through this solo album“, and he continued, “I don’t think I’m ‘macho’ yet. I wanted to show as much as I could of my transition from a boy into becoming a grown man”.

He went on, “There were many performance songs with SS501 as well, but I feel that we lacked something in showmanship. Through this solo album, I believe I’ve become much stronger in the aspect of performance. I really wanted to show my maturity as a man”.

Kim Hyun Joong has worked in many areas including acting, but it has been a while since he has come to the public with an album. On top of that, he feels much pressure since it’s his first attempt at a solo album away from SS501.

Kim Hyun Joong revealed, “I had a lot of pressure before going on as a solo artist. I’m the fourth member of the group to come out as a solo artist, but I realized that it’s not easy with just the title of SS501 in my background. I realized I need to try even harder”.

He continued, “I worked harder to make better music to move away from the shadow of SS501″, he added to this by saying, “The jacket design, choreography, and even the puppy in the music video was set by me. The staff I worked with took and shaped my ideas very well”.

Kim Hyun Joong recently moved his contract to KeyEast, an entertainment agency lead by Bae Yong Joon.

“Yong Joon (hyung) showed me many music clips, and he also offered to take pictures for my album jacket as he has a talent in photography but it was canceled due to his trip to Busan”, Kim Hyun Joong stated.

He continued saying, “Yong Joon doesn’t seem to have a dream as a musician, but I think he studies a lot in music production as he is the head of the agency”, and “Yong Joon gave me a lot of detailed advice after watching dance videos”.

The new album kicks off with the intro song “Let Me Go” which captures listeners with a powerful pipe-organ sound and contains a total of 6 songs that all carry different, but powerful attractions.

The title song “Break Down” is a dynamic song with powerful electronic brass and synthesizers in the background, creating the feel of an urban south dance song. “Break Down” is focused on creating the right atmosphere for Kim Hyun Joong’s intense performance.

Kim Hyun Joong’s debut album “Break Down” was released officially in Korea just hours ago, on June 8th.

Source + Photo: StarNews via Nate

reposted from soompi/nycgirl

Kim Hyun Joong Performs "KISS KISS" On His Breakdown Showcase

Credit: twinklejm87

More Photos of Kim Hyun Joong 110607 (Break Down Album Launch)

Source: SSTV - http://ahatv.co.kr/

reposted from Kathy's Bench

right now I am feasting my eyes on HJ! It was his birthday the day before this concert but instead of receiving gifts from his fans, he gave this great treat for us!

congratulations leader! you did  (more than) a good job!

(Fancam) Kim Hyun Joong Showcase-Reading the Letter & Crying

reposted from soompi.com

Kim Hyun Joong breaks down while reading his letter 
of tears, “I’ve only been able to watch fans fight”.

June 08, 2011 9:45 am allkpop

Kim Hyun Joong breaks down while reading his letter of tears, “I’ve only been able to watch fans fight”.

Kim Hyun Joong has returned as a solo artist and gave a word of thanks to his fans with tears pouring from his eyes.

On June 7th, after his mini-album “Break Down” release showcase was over, he read a letter that he wrote from his heart to his fans.

He pulled out a letter and stated, “I’ve always been able to show my outer-self on stage, but I’ve never been able to show my heart to them. But I’ve finally gained enough courage to write this letter to share my feelings with my fans”.

Kim Hyun Joong read, “It’s already been 6 years since I’ve met every one. I thank you for believing in me and cheering for me all this time and never changing,” and he confessed, “I started looking back while I was working on the album. I realized how important the meaning of ‘together’ is”.

He continued, “I started feeling pressure and fear as I was trying to do this alone. It was hard to defeat this… I looked back over the past year, fans fighting and misunderstandings, only being able to watch over the situation made me think to myself, ‘I guess I have limits, too,” as his eyes started tearing.

He ended by saying, “I worked hard on the album by imagining how happy the fans would be looking at it. I hope that you will all be smiling and be even happier in the future” and added, “This album is not mine, but belongs to everyone. I’m very thankful to everyone that showed up here, and I want to tell everyone with my heart that I love you”.

Earlier on this day, Kim Hyun Joong performed his first solo title song “Break Down”at a showcase in front of 4,000 people.