Boy band Led Apple sends in their New Year’s greetings to their fans through a video. In the video, the members spoke in Japanese and each introduced themselves. They also expressed their happiness for winning an award recently. Check out the video and translation of Hanbyul, Kwangyeon, Hyoseok, Kyumin and Youngjun‘s greeting below:
”Hello this is Led Apple. I am the one who is in charge of bass in Led Apple, Kwangyeon. Hello, I am Led Apple’s vocal, Hanbyul. I am the leader and guitarist, Youngjun. I am the drummer, Hyoseok. Good morning, good afternoon , good evening. I am the vocal and the sexy maknae, Kyumin. Nice to meet you. Everyone, do you miss us? We, Led Apple has won the rookie award division male at Korean Culture Entertainment award. Ah, this is good. Last year it was the first time holding a concert in Japan, we were very happy. This year, in Korea and Japan, we will also hold many concerts. Please come a lot. Good luck in the new year. Til now, this was Led Apple. I like you.”
Two months after A-PRINCE debuted with Hello, they released a story version of the song’s music video. The video starts with a creepy feeling but goes on showing the cute charms of Si Yoon, Tae Hyuk, Sung Won, Seung Jun and Min Hyuk. The video revolves around a girl who comes to their house looking sick during one snowy night.
Check how the story progresses below and tell us which you like more, the dance version or the story version?
Korea’s talented 5-member idol group, F.CUZ, is currently in the Philippines to promote their album, For Century Ultimate Zest. It has 6 tracks namely Janus, Answer the phone, RISE UP, 있을때잘해봐 (Do well while I’m still here), NO. 1 and 있을때잘해봐 (Do well while I’m still here) remix.
On December 28, Raehyun, Yejun, Jinon, Daegun and Kan presented themselves in front of the press to talk about their band, music and more. Since it’s their first time in the country, Jinon shared that he loves the refreshing weather and the food, especially dried mangoes. He also showed appreciation for the Filipino fans who danced with them and cheered for them so much that they couldn’t hear the music at their recent performance.
Kan, who is always labelled as JYJ’s Kim Jaejoong‘s look-alike, said that there are no disadvantages labelled as such. However, he stated that “sometimes the fans of Jaejoong-sunbaenim are not content about it”.
When asked on what they would be if they weren’t idols, Kan, Jinon and Raehyun said that they would probably be good actors, Yejun as a father and Daegun as a chef. On the topic of ideal girl, the press people were shocked when Jinon revealed that she is in the same room. Everyone broke out in laughter when he pointed to a standee of Girls’ Generation’s Yoona. On the other hand, Kan likes a girl with a pretty smile, a cute one for Daegun, a kind and obedient for Yejun and a mature and tall girl for Raehyun.
With K-Pop being popular worldwide, Yejun expressed his desire to promote in Brazil, Chile or France someday. F.CUZ also expressed their admiration and gratitude to their seniors in Kpop like Shinhwa, BIGBANG, JYJ, Super Junior and Lee Seung Gi. Jinon left an encouragement to the crowd by saying, “with passion and practice, you can do anything.”
After the success of their album For Century Ultimate Zest, it is said that a new album is in the works for 2013 and F.CUZ promised to visit the Philippines as soon as possible.
Source: News and image – camille@hellokpop
On December 29, 2012 about 6 thousand Kpop fans attended Philippine Kpop Convention 4, a whole day event organized by the fans for the fans. Over 50 fan clubs participated in the event; hundreds of contestants, performers, sponsors and concessionaires,making the event a success once again.
It was the first time for KCON to have a guest idol group and with the presence of not one but two idol groups, F.CUZ and A.CIAN, attendees surely got more than they asked for. Five-member rookie group A.CIAN (Ace of Asia + Musician) was the first to perform. Its members, ChanHee, SeHee, Crooge, SangHyun and SeulGi were adored by their fans because of their over-the-top energy when they performed some of their songs like Hit and Stuck and their gift of unlimited fan service. During the interview, a “bring me” game was played. Fans did not only win gift certificates but also interactions with A.CIAN. The crowd screamed upon seeing the winners receive a hug and handshake from the boys.
After a few hours, F.CUZ was next to wow the Filipino crowd. They performed their hit songs like Rise Up, Dreaming I, NO. 1, Jiggy and their version of Gangnam Style. In between the performances, the group was interviewed by the hosts. They asked their fans to take their mobile phones out and follow them on Twitter as they each spelled their user names to the crowd. Jinon, Daegun, Kan, Raehyun and Yejun also shared that they were happy to be in the country and said “Mahal ko kayo (I love you)”.
After their performances, both groups signed albums bought by their fans. Lucky fans also got the chance to join a special dinner with F.CUZ and join a private party with A.CIAN.
Aside from those mentioned, lots of contestants joined the Kpop Singing Star, Kpop Dance Battle, Cosplay, Kpop Look-Alike and Fashion Invasion events. Tickets for the Dream Kpop Fantasy Concert by Girls’ Generation, Infinite, U-KISS, EXO, Tasty and Tahiti were also given away. More than 500 fans went home with freebies from the booths and contests.
At the latter part of the program, the yearly anticipated Philippine Kpop awards took place. The winners are as follows:
Rookie of the Year: EXO
Hottest Male Artist: Kim Jaejoong of JYJ
Hottest Female Artist: Sandara Park of 2NE1
Best Male Artist/Group: Super Junior
Best Female Artist/Group: 2NE1
Song of the Year: Hey You by CN BLUE
Album of the Year: Sexy, Free and Single by Super Junior
Check out our exclusive photos below:
With the huge success of KCON 4, fans are already looking forward for its 5th year next year. On behalf of hellokpop, we would like to thank and congratulate the Philippine Kpop Committee and all the fan clubs involved.
Event covered by icesee@hellokpop
Earlier this month, Korean rock band J Morning once again promoted their music in the Philippines, appearing on numerous television shows and performing free live concerts. In a span of three months, the group has already gained lots of fans in the country. The band, composed of Taehoon, Ssol, Kahyun and Mingyu, are currently busy performing and preparing their album in Korea.
Before the group left the country, they promised to come back and visit next year, from January 20 to 26, 2013. In the meantime, check out our exclusive pictures from their last free concert at Luneta Park, in Manila.
Source: News and Photos – icesee @ hellokpop.com