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Over at dnbn, a TVXQ fan posted an article which featured Yiruma and in the article he stated:
“I want to give a music piece to an idol group like TVXQ.“
Yiruma is a world famous Korean pianist / composer. He’s 30 years old, born in Seoul but moved to London when he was a child. After his musical education, he moved back to Korea and started composing music for various venues (mostly dramas and movies). Although he had dual citizenship (Korean and British) he gave up his British citizenship so he could serve in the military for mandatory service (Navy back in 2006). He was discharged not too long ago and he married a former Miss Korea.
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Purple Line + Doushite Kimi Wo Suki Ni Natte Shimattandarou
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Airing Date: 31st December 2008
Airing Time (JST): 7.20pm to 11.45pm (there will be a 5min break at 9.25pm for news but Kouhaku will continue after that)
Airing Time (Others):
Tohoshinki: 8th act to perform ‘Purple Line’ + ‘Doushite Kimi Wo Suki Ni Natte Shimatandarou?’
Website: NHK Kouhaku
Etc: Please note that ‘NHK’ is different from ‘NHK World’
How to Watch NHK live:
(please exhaust all options before asking for help)
2. Online TV Channels
Click here to watch NHK
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Translation: Rain and Dongbangshinki selling meat (something like selling bodies) can’t help to increase the number of viewers.
(sorry >_< can’t really put it in engllish, i can’t find the right word).
Superstar BoA has finally unveiled the release date of her first regular album in America. In a radio interview with KIIS-FM in Los Angeles, she made a surprise announcement that her regular album will be marketed next March. This is the first time that any official reference was made to the release date.
BoA is currently staying in the U.S. to work on the album with two famed music producers, Brian Kennedy and Sean Garrett. Having launched her career in the U.S. with the digital single “Eat You Up” in late October, she has steadily made names for herself by appearing on MTV New York Live program and the Jingle Ball Concert. However, not having a regular album out has impeded her music career from panning out further in America. So once her album is released in March, she’ll be able to put on more aggressive PR activities and performances.
The American mainstream music market has been a tough nut to crack for Asian pop stars. Korean and Asian music lovers are waiting to see how bit this Korean pop diva can make it in the fiercely competitive market.
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A special album will be released to mark TVXQ’s first appearance on the prestigious Kouhaku Song Festival in Japan organized by NHK.
TVXQ’s official fan club “Bigeast” will release the album to mark the band’s participation in the 59th Kouhaku Festival on December 31. The event will be broadcast live. The album will comprise TVXQ’s 22nd single “Beautiful You” and the 23rd single “How Did I Fall In Love With You?” The latter topped the J-pop Request Category of the 2008 annual ranking announced by Japan’s largest cable broadcaster USEN.
At the 41st Best Hit Song Festival last month, TVXQ won the Gold Artist Award for the second straight year, and will receive the prestigious Japanese Music Records Award on December 30.
Source: KBS Global
The teaser video for Girls’ Generation’s comeback mini album (January 7 release) will be released on January 2.
Girls’ Generation’s comeback concept has been announced as “Awakening,” in which the members are displayed as mannequins in the window who wake up within 25 seconds. The mini album “Gee” will be bright, attractive, and pure, and is expected to stir the hearts of music fans.
The “Gee” teaser will be released on Girls’ Generation’s official site (www.girlsgeneration.com) and other various portal sites. Starting December 26, teaser posters were everywhere in Seoul to gain interest in the teaser, and the agency expects it to be a hot interest topic.
Girls’ Generation’s mini album “Gee” will be released on January 7.