SMTown Live World Tour in Paris

Korean record label SM Entertainment has held two SMTown concerts in the French Capital on June 10/11, featuring the likes of TVXQ, Super Junior, Girls’ Generation, SHINee and f(x) etc. Loads of photos and videos have been uploaded onto SMTown’s official Facebook and Youtube. Below are some of the stuff…

SMTown Live in Paris concert 2011

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25th Golden Disk Awards (2010)

Red carpet photos and list of major winners of the 25th Golden Disk Awards, which were presented on Thursday night in Seoul, South Korea. Girls’ Generation and 2AM won the Daesang (grand prize) in respective category. Image by Newsen [Kr]…

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Super Junior at Golden Disk Award 2010

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SHINee’s Jonghyun & Shin Se-kyung are dating

Korean singer Jonghyun (of pop group SHINee) and actress Shin Se-kyung are seeing each other, but the relationship isn’t approved universally unfortunately.

SHINee Jonghyun and Shin Se-kyung dating

The romance was unveiled by paparazzi [Kr] recently, and the couple’s agencies have confirmed about the relationship… which is a bit surprising considering the fact that dating (especially among young idols) is still pretty much a taboo in Korean showbiz. I guess it’s too difficult to deny it when caught red handed.

Whether the relationship could survive is another story though. Fans are more rational these days, but there’s still enough over-fanatical SHINee supporters who voiced their disapproval and prompted the actress to shut down her homepage.

It remains to be seen if the relationship is going to affect their booming career or not. Good luck to the young lovebirds.

Group of 20 – Lets Go music videos

Korean and English MV for Lets Go by Group of 20, a project group featuring 20 young K-pop idols. The song is released in conjunction with the G20 Summit – a global leader conference which is going to be held in Seoul next month.

The artists are Jonghyun (SHINee), Gyuri (KARA), Seohyun (SNSD), Junsu (2PM), Changmin (2AM), Jaekyung (Rainbow), Sungmin (Super Junior), Kahi (After School), Luna (fx), Jieun (Secret), Junhyung (B2ST), Gayoon (4minute), Min (miss A), G.O (MBLAQ), Bumkey (2wins), G.NA, Son Dam-bi, Seo In-guk, IU and Anna.

[Update] Check out the English version as well; identical MV with English lyrics.

Decent song. Most of the participating pop groups show courtesy by sending their best vocalists, thus we are seeing some of the best young Korean idols here.

K-pop idols 2010 graduation

A host of teenage K-pop idols have graduated from high school and middle school recently, including 2AM’s Jinwoon, Girls’ Generation’s Seohyun, SHINee’s Minho, UKISS’ Dongho and 4minute’s Sohyun. Arirang reports…

Right or wrong, debuting at young age is the new trend in K-pop. It’s worth noting though, that most of these teenage idols would stick to their education, and some would pursue their study in college while being a busy pop star.