Woollim Entertainment‘s successful 7-member idol group, Infinite, has finally hit the Philippine shores for their special performances at the Dream Kpop Fantasy Concert.
On January 18, Myungsoo, Woohyun, Sungjong, Sunggyu and Sungyeol presented themselves to the press to talk about their interests, their music and so much more. Dongwoo and Hoya were unable to attend the conference, as they were in Korea busily promoting as the group’s sub-unit, Infinite H. Read on to see how the boys were able to capture the crowd with their wit and charisma.
Host: Welcome to the Philippines! Can you introduce yourselves to everyone?
Myungsoo: Hi everyone. I am L.
Woohyun: Hi everyone. I am Woohyun. Thank you.
Sungjong: Hi everyone. I am Sungjong.
Sunggyu: Hi everyone. I am Sunggyu.
Sungyeol: Hi everyone. I am Sungyeol.
Host: Since it’s your first time in the Philippines, what do you expect on this trip?
Sunggyu: It is our first time in the Philippines and it’s very cold in Korea right now. The weather here is very warm and we love the weather. We really wanted to be here and have a concert as soon as possible to meet our fans.
Host: What do you think of Filipino girls and will you ever date one?
Woohyun: We were really surprised that there were really so many beautiful and cool Filipinas. We will have a date with them on our concert.
Host (to the fans): Are you guys excited to meet them?
Host: You guys are so popular here. Do you guys know how popular you are here?
Sungyeol: Before we came here, to the Philippines, we were really really surprised how many our fans are. We really really appreciate it.
Press: K-pop has been very influential around the world. How do you feel about the influence of K-pop?
Sunggyu: We’re very proud that the influence of K-pop has been very great. As a K-pop star, I am very proud.
Press: Can you share your future plans with us?
Woohyun: We will give our fans performances. We’re planning to perform all over Asia, so we ask for your love.
Press: Your co-member, Hoya, received good reviews on his acting in Reply 1997? What can you say about Hoya’s acting in a gay role?
Sunggyu: The role that he played in the drama, rather than being gay, it was more like having more affection to the boy friend. We were really surprised that he had a good performance.
Press: Do you have plans of having any activities here, like a solo fan meeting, or a concert here in the Philippines, since fans have been waiting for almost three years already?
Sunggyu: First of all, we will work hard on our album. We plan to work on something for Asia soon.
Infinite: Philippines, saranghaeyo!
Infinite also expressed how grateful they were to perform in an event with Girls’ Generation. When asked what their favorite choreography was, Woohyun showed everyone their famous scorpion dance in Before the Dawn. Before the press conference ended, Myungsoo promised that they would be showing their passion in performing for their Filipino fans.
Stay tuned to hellokpop, as we will soon be bringing you an exclusive update on Tahiti’s press conference and more coverage of the Dream Kpop Fantasy Concert. Meanwhile, read our coverage of U-KISS’ press conference HERE.
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After making his successful solo debut with Another Me and his title track 60 Sec, INFINITE‘s Kim Sunggyu is now back and has released an MV for, I Need You.
Earlier in November, Sunggyu made his solo debut and released his first solo mini-album, along with the title track 60 Sec. The idol has now followed up with the release of an MV for I Need You which is from his solo album. The video was revealed via Woollim Entertainment’s official YouTube channel. Sunggyu had also ended his live solo promotions last week on M!Countdown where he performed I Need You.
Check out the MV below!
After the successful release of his solo debut mini-album, INFINITE‘s Kim SungGyu has now revealed a second music video for his title track 60 Seconds (band version).
On November 19, the idol dropped his solo debut mini-album Another Me along with the MV for his title track 60 Seconds which features group member L and new actress Kim Sooyeon. 60 Seconds is composed by top producer Sweetune and the MV is directed by Hong Wonki. Through Woollim Entertainment’s official YouTube channel, a band version of the MV has now been revealed.
However, SungGyu will be wrapping up his solo promotions this week and his last solo stage will be on December 9 on SBS Inkigayo. There is no confirmation of follow up promotions, but Woollim Entertainment commented,
“He filmed a music video for the song I Need You, but we haven’t decided if he will promote with a follow-up song yet because there are a lot of special programs for the end of the year.”
Check out the band version below:
Do you think SungGyu’s promotions ended too quickly? Let’s hope he will continue with follow up promotions!
TVXQ’s repackaged album has been beaten to number one in November by INFINITE’s Sunggyu’s debut solo album, the GAON monthly charts shows.
The November monthly album charts for GAON, Korea’s national music chart has been released and TVXQ’s repackaged album Humanoids (Repackage) has been outsold this month by newly solo artist Sungkyu of INFINITE.
Sunggyu’s debut solo album, Another Me has sold 63,000 copies last month while TVXQ’s repackaged album managed to sell 58,000 copies, selling about 5,000 units less than the number one position held by the leader of INFINITE.
Meanwhile, B1A4′s third mini-album In The Wind debuted at number three and BEAST’s Yoseob’s debut solo album The First Collage also debuted at number four this month (November), selling 48,000 and 36,000 copies respectively.
Top 10 album sales in November
- Sunggyu – Another Me, 62,958 copies
- TVXQ – Humanoids (Repackaged), 57,598 copies
- B1A4 – In The Wind, 47,559 copies
- Yoseob – The First Collage, 36,240 copies
- Boyfriend – Janus, 25,687 copies
- Lee Seung Gi – Forest, 18,666 copies
- Block B – Blockbuster, 13,530 copies
- Park Jungmun – Beautiful (Single), 9,623
- TVXQ – Catch Me, 8,131 copies
- G-Dragon – One Of a Kind, 6,399 copies
However, it should be noted that Sunggyu’s debut album was released a week before TVXQ’s repackaged album, which was released on November 26, giving the album only a few days to accumulate almost 58,000 sales.
For the weekly album charts, during the period between November 25 to December 1, TVXQ’s Humanoid (Repackaged) album and Yoseob’s The First Collage both debuted at number one and two respectively, beating Sunggy’s debut album at number three.
TVXQ’s Catch Me and Humanoids (Repackaged) album has sold over 300,000 units combined together.
INFINITE‘s Kim Sunggyu has finally made his highly anticipated solo debut with the release of his first solo mini-album and the MV for his title track 60 Seconds.
On November 19, the idol dropped his solo debut mini-album, Another Me, along with the MV for his title track, 60 Seconds, which features group member L and new actress Kim Sooyeon. 60 Seconds is a track composed by top producer Sweetune and expresses feelings when one is falling in love and separating, while the MV was directed by Hong Wonki . The MV is also accompanied by the lines ”60” taken to fall in love, 60” taken to fall out of love.”
Another Me contains a total of six tracks, including the intro song Another Me, the title track 60 seconds, I need you, Only Tears (Acoustic ver.), the pre-released track Shine and 41 days.
Sunggyu will begin his solo promotions next week on various music shows.
Check out the MV below: