Showing posts with label IU. Show all posts
Showing posts with label IU. Show all posts
Monday, October 20, 2014

'K-Pop Star 1' Yoon Hyun Sang to debut with 1sr mini album on October 31st with the feature of IU

'K-Pop Star 1' contestant Yoon Hyun Sang will make his official debut at the end of this month.

According to Yoon Hyun Sang's agency, he will release his 1st mini album 'PIANOFORTE' on October 31st. It was revealed that Yoon Hyun Sang directly participated in the lyrics writing and music composing of the total 6 tracks of the album.

In particular, just like how IU mentioned during her 6th anniversary fan meeting, the album will also feature her duet with the rookie singer.

On October 19th, Yoon Hyun Sang's Official Facebook unveiled the first teaser photo which shows the singer dressing in red outfits while holding a mini keyboard, exudes a dreamy atmosphere.

Following the release of his album, Yoon Hyun Sang and IU will also promote their duet on various music programs.
Sunday, October 19, 2014

Seo Taiji ends a five-year performance hiatus with a comeback concert 'Christmalowin'

On October 18th, Seo Taiji ended the five-year stage performance drought and made his fans so elated.

Seo Taiji held his comeback concert entitled 'Chrismalowin' at the Jamsil Olympic Stadium in Seoul. He entertained his fans with his performances of his hit songs and some songs from his 9th album 'Quiet Night.' Also, IU and Seo Taiji performed their collaboration track 'Sogyeokdong'.

He said, "It’s really been so long. I'm performing for my fans for the first time in 5 years. I am excited to see everyone together in one venue. I'm just too elated. I feel so sorry for my fans, thus I have prepared all the songs you would want to see me perform again.”

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Thursday, October 16, 2014
Sunday, October 12, 2014

Seo Taiji's director's cut MV of 'Sogyeokdong'

After releasing IU's and Seo Taiji's own version of 'Sogyeokdong' MV, CJENMMUSIC Official YouTube channel released a director's cut music video of the same song.

The music video's setting is in 1980's at Sogyeok-dong district which tells a story of young love.

Seo Taiji's album 'Quiet Night' will be released on October 20th.

Watch below:

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

IU to guest and perform 'Sogyeokdong' at Seo Taiji's comeback concert

IU will make her special guest appearance at Seo Taiji's upcoming comeback concert..

According to Seo Taiji Company on October 7th, IU will perform 'Sogyeokdong' with Seo Taiji at 'Christmalowin' concert on the 18th at Seoul Jamsil Stadium, unveiling the live stage of the song for the first time.

'Sogyeokdong' is a collaboration project between Seo Taiji and IU. There are two versions of both the song and the music video in which IU's version was already released on October 5th while Seo Taiji's version will be unveiled on the 10th. The song received hot response from many people as it topped various online music charts just after a short time released.

Meanwhile, Seo Taiji's 9th album 'Quiet Night' will be released on October 20th.

Monday, October 6, 2014

IU releases MV for Seo Taiji collaboration project 'SOGYEOKDONG'

IU finally releases the MV of her version of Seo Taiji collaboration project 'SOGYEOKDONG'.

The song which is a pre released track from Seo TaiJi's upcoming 9th album 'Quiet Night' which is written and produced by himself and performed by IU.

The song is a very soothing groovy electronic track which talks about longing. The vivid lyrics are perfectly delivered by IU's calm vocals. The 2nd part of the MV will be released as Seo Taiji's version.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

IU unveils the first still cut from 'Sogyeokdong' collaboration project with Seo Taiji

The first still cut from Seo Taiji and IU's collaboration project 'Sogyeokdong' has been unveiled.

The still cut from the music video was released by Seo Taiji Company on October 1st showing IU's elegancy and mature beauty. 'Sogyeokdong' will be a unique project as IU will not simply feature her vocal in the song, but there will be IU's version and Seo Taiji's version of the song seperately and also they will film their own version of music video. IU will be the one to start telling the story while Seo Taiji will be the one to end and complete it.

'Sogyeokdong' is described to have an electronic sound with a slow rhythm and a strong groove, along with a clear melody. IU's version will be released on at midnight on October 2nd while Seo Taiji's version will be on October 10th.

Miles Showell from Abbey Road Studio, who was in charged of the audio mastering of the song, said,"I personally like the keyboard sound of the song, which has the vibe from the 80's. It recalls the memories from my childhood while mastering the song".

Meanwhile, Seo Taiji will release his 9th album 'Quiet Night' on October 20th. His comeback concert 'Christmalowin' will be held at Jamsil Olympic Stadium on the 18th.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014

IU & You Hee Yeol are chosen as exclusive models of Sony's MDR brand

Singers IU and Yoo Hee Yeol have been chosen to be the exclusive models of Sony's MDR brand

On 30th, Sony Korea representatives have announced that IU and You Hee Yeol are their new exclusive models for their brand's high-end headphones and earphones.

Furthermore, they stated, "Receiving lots of love and recognition from public because of their exceptional musical skills, the singer and the songwriter are suited to endorse the brand that boasts with best technology."

Meanwhile, IU is releasing a single from her collaboration project with Seo Taiji on October 2.
Monday, September 29, 2014

Seo Taiji to release 9th album 'Quiet Night' on October 20th + collaborate with IU for a pre-release track

Legend Seo Taiji will be making his comeback after 5 years.

On September 29th, Seo Taiji Company confirmed the release of the singer's 9th album 'Quiet Night' to be on October 20th. According to the company, Seo Taiji will be promoting for 3 weeks on live broadcasts, online and offline prior to the release of his new album.

In addition, Seo Taiji will be pre-releasing a track which is a duet with IU through various online music sites on October 2nd. Ever since his debut, this is the first time that he will be having a pre-released track.

Seo Taiji will launch a comeback concert 'Christmalowin' on October 18th at Jamsil Olympic Stadium.
Sunday, September 28, 2014

IU calmly faces stage invader

IU received praises for her professionalism on stage.

IU performed at 7080 concert on 27th September, during her performance for 'Meaning of You', a fan appeared on the stage and greeted IU.

IU smiled brightly and continued performance and the fan was later stopped by a staff from getting closer to IU.

Watch the fancam at 3:58 below:

Saturday, September 20, 2014

John Park featured on 1theK's Melon’s Playlist

1theK's episode of Melon’s Playlist featured John Park.

On his interview, John Park dropped names of his favorite songs and artists. One of those he mentioned was IU. He disclosed that he sees IU as a very cute girl with has more to offer as manifested with her emotions while singing her songs.

John Park sang IU's 'My Old Story.' When the song ended, he said “I don’t have that emotion. IU’s emotion was just suited for this song.”

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

IU's cover of 'I Don’t Wanna Love Somebody Else'

On September 12th episode of SBS 'Yoo Heeyeol’s Sketchbook,' IU  performed her own rendition of A Great Big World's 'I Don’t Wanna Love Somebody Else.'

Aside from her performance, IU shared her points of view about music. IU played an acoustic version of the song, and she revealed that her concentration becomes strong with this genre of music. Indeed, IU's soft and sweet voice is also relaxing to the ears.

Watch below:

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SOURCE: YouTube, News1
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Shin Dong Yup comments on IU becoming his partner instead of Lee Hyori after 10 years on 'Tray Relay Song'

Shin Dong Yup talked about how IU became his MC partner on 'Tray Relay Song' instead of Lee Hyori after 10 years.

In the broadcast KBS2TV's 'Tray Relay Song' on September 8th, Shin Dong Yup and IU served as MCs for the Chuseok's special pilot program.

Shin Dong Yup said during the show,"10 years ago, it was Lee Hyori that sat next to me. After 10 years, instead of Lee Hyori it's IU". He then continued,"IU will get married after another 10 years, and it will be another one [sitting next to me]","It would be good if I can continue [working] with IU like this".

Upon hearing him saying it, IU said,"If it's possible please keep inviting me".

'Tray Relay Song' is an upgraded version of 'Tray Karaoke Room' which was a popular segment on 'Happy Together' season 1 from 2001 to 2005. The show will be premiered on September 9th.
Saturday, August 30, 2014

Jay Park chooses IU over Suzy as his ideal type on 'Witch Hunt'

Jay Park debated to choose between IU and Suzy as his ideal type on JTBC's 'Witch Hunt'.

During the broadcast of the show on August 29th, Jay Park appeared as guest and participated in the 'Ideal Type World Cup'. He chose Miss A's Suzy over A Pink's Eunji and IU over Girls' Generation's Taeyeon.

Regarding his choices, he said,"I didn't really like the style like IU that much before but now it's ok","Taeyeon is currently seeing someone so it's IU".

Finally he chose IU over Suzy for the final round and said,"It seems Suzy's company would against me so I choose IU". To this Sung Si Kyung said,"So do you think IU's company would like it?", and made everyone laugh with statement.
Thursday, August 14, 2014

Performances from the 2014 Mnet M!Countdown 2Nights in LA #KCON2014

Your favorite kpop idols group have gathered and performed on August 9 & 10 for this year's  'Mnet M!Countdown 2nights in LA #KCON2014'.

The stage of LA Memorial Sports Arena was filled with lively and amazing stage performances from B1A4, G-Dragon, IU, Teen Top, VIXX, BTS, CNBlue, SNSD, Jung Joon Young, SPICA, and featured guests Lee Seung Gi and Dancing 9 and many many more.

The broadcast aired today at 6PM through MNET channel and you can also watch the performances you missed below. Enjoy!

[Some backstage photos are also included]









IU and Shin Dong Yup to be the MCs for KBS' Chuseok special program 'Tray Relay Song'

On August 13th, Song Jun Young PD revealed that IU along with Shin Dong Yup have been confirmed to be the MCs for KBS2TV's upcoming Chuseok special program 'Tray Relay Song'.

'Tray Relay Song' is said to be an upgraded version of 'Tray Karaoke Room' which was a popular segment in 'Happy Together' season 1 from 2001 to 2005. According to the production team, there will be around 15 artist to make up of 3 to 4 teams and they will join in the survival battle together.

For the artist line-up, those who have been confirmed to join are Lim Chang Jung, Kim Chang Ryul, Park Hyun Bin, Huh Gak, Ailee, K.Will, Shin Yong Jae, Hong Jin Young, Shin Bo Ra, Tae Jin Ah. More artists will be added in later.

'Tray Relay Song' will be broadcast on September 10th at 6pm kst.
Sunday, August 10, 2014

IU talks about woman's armpit hair and bangs on 'I'm A Man'

IU revealed some of the interesting things about woman on KBS' talk show 'I'm A Man'.

During the broadcast of the show on August 8th, an audience asked,"I'm a student major in dance. I was surprised when I saw so many girls of my juniors having hairy armpit while wearing ballet costumes. What should I do in this situation?".

IU responded to this problem,"Just pretend like you didn't see them","Girls also know it themselves, but there are too much[armpit hair] for them to care about".

Then Jang Dong Min said,"Even so should you need to tell them about it?","Since saying it directly to them must be embarrassing, and also Tang Wei exposed her armpit hair in a movie before so we can say something like "Wow~ Tang Wei" to them, so they won't be shy about it", which made IU praise,"This solution is good".

IU also surprised everyone on the set by saying women only wash their bangs when they suddenly have to go outside. Jang Dong Min then said,"Then women don't know that since the bangs are only above their noses so I don't think they can't smell them", caused everyone laughed with his statement.
Monday, July 28, 2014

IU to guest on KBS' talk show 'I'm A Man'

Following Suzy, IU will be the next female idol to make a guest appearance on KBS' talk show 'I'm A Man'.

According to an official from KBS on July 27th, IU is currently recording for the show. IU's agency also confirmed the news and said it's true that she's participating in the recording progress.

'I'm A Man' previously broadcast its pilot episode last April with Yoo Jae Suk, Noh Hong Chul, Im Won Hee and Jang Dong Min as the MCs. Miss A's Suzy also made her surprise appearance as the female guest and received an explosive response from everyone on the set.

Thanks to the positive review from the viewers for the pilot episode, the show has been set as a regular show and will broadcast its first episode on August 8th.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

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