Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Hello to everyone at Mcountdown Backstage,
I’m Kim Hyun Joong
With the looks of a sculpture
Kim Hyun Joong is back!
The next generation star that Asia is taking notice of!
Magnificently making his solo debut !
Taking away his sweet charm that he had till now,
Changing from a boy to man!
By the top staff and Kim Hyun Joong himself
1st Solo Album「Break Down」
What are your thoughts after finishing your 1st solo album showcase?
It has been a while and on my first stage of my solo activity, a lot of fans have attended and enjoyed it like a concert.
What is the concept of 「Break Down」?
During my activities in SS501 and actor, I have a strong “flower boy” image, so I have cut short my hair and [Choosing the manly image!] build up my body with muscles as I wanted to show the manly image of me. I think now the most important period, [Not a boy but transforming to a man!] is the process of changing from a boy to a man. Through the comeback, I will work hard to show the manly side of me, so please give me your support.
What is the main point of this album and the parts that you have participated in?
As it’s the 1st solo, there is a large amount of pressure. From the selection of songs for the album to the dance, I have participated in all of it. [By Kim Hyun Joong, Mini Album 「Break Down」] The album jacket photos and meeting, all I have participated in. An album produced with my passion and hard work.
What is the reason for selecting 「Break Down」as your title song?
I was troubled over selecting 「Please」or 「Break Down」for the title song.
[Sweet melody (Please) VS Strong beat (Break Down)]
I had thought of selecting 「Please」as the title song but compared to 「Break Down」MV which give a manly feeling and 3 gear dance might become a topic, [Representative dance of「Break Down」,「3 Gear Dance」] it was decided to select 「Break Down」as the title song.
Your most favorite song is?
The song 「Kiss Kiss」is nearer to my previous image. Fans have said that the dance is cute, [100% Reflecting the opinions of fans, 「Kiss Kiss」has been decided as the follow-up song!] catchy song, 「Kiss Kiss」has been scheduled to be the follow-up song. Please give lots of your support.
[Sent through Mnet Japan twitter, support messages and questions!]
Questions from everyone sent through twitter, in regards to my performance.
Let’s have a look at it now. *head turning to board*
Looking so good in the showcase! Always be giving my support. By the way, how much weight have you gained? The feeling now looks good ^^. *Referring to his built*
I think there are many who are not used seeing me with short hair, [to Japanese fans, not used seeing short hair] in 「Boys Over Flowers」and 「Playful Kiss」, as I have a strong long hair image, there are some who thinks short is weird but I hope that will get used to it in 「Break Down」. For my weight… after building muscles, I gained 4kg. [muscle increased 4kg↑] But I’m busy with my activities, there are times that I’m unable to eat adequately, [increase in activities 4kg↓, in the end back to the same weight] getting back to the original weight.
To Leader, congratulation on the start of your activities. On the 6th, your birthday, how did you spend your time?
As I have the showcase on 7th June, although it was my birthday on the day before, I had rehearsal till late for it. [Kim Hyun Joong’s birthday (6th June) is only a day difference from the showcase (7th June)] It was near to 1am when I reached home but since it was my birthday, I contacted my director from my management company and the 2 of us had a party. [Quietly have a birthday party with director from the management company]
What is the most memorable birthday present you have received?
When I woke up, those bike games which you see in game center was delivered to my house. As I didn’t have any place for it, I have put it at the dance practising room. A present which left quite an impact.
Hyun Joong Oppa, congratulations to your comeback and Happy Birthday. I have watched the comeback stage and you look really good. I will continue to give my support. Kim Hyun Joong Fighting
What is your favorite dance moves in this solo album? Please tell us about it ☆
In this solo album, all songs have their point. In 「Please」, there is the mic dance. 「Break Down」have the 3 gear dance. In 「Kiss Kiss」, there’s this dance movement *HJ doing the kiss kiss dance hands movement* if possible to see it on stage, I think that it be a dance movement that is easy to imitate for everyone.
Congratulations and happy for your solo activities. Till what age would you call someone “noona”? From what age would you call “ahjumma”? Please do not mind about it and answer.
I don’t have any criteria for noona and ahjumma. If I see her looking like a noona, will call her noona, I don’t call ahjumma. I only use it like when I go shopping at the market. To me, I don’t have any criteria for it.
Where is Hyun Joong Oppa’s favorite place?
I don’t like to spend a long time at home. I don’t have any special place that I like. As I don’t have any favorite place, I go to various places.
Thank you for all the questions.
From Japan through the internet, if you have any questions, please send over.
I’m happy that we can communicate through BACKSTAGE.
If there is the chance again, I will always reply.
What are your plans for this year activities?
I think that I will be unable to have any activities as an actor.
There will be the activities for album, Asia tour and [2nd Solo Album plans to be release this year!] there are plans to release album around end of September or the beginning of October. In 2011, I want to concentrate as being a singer.
What are activity plans for Japan?
As I planned to go to Japan a from end July to early August, I hope to spend a wonderful time with all Japanese fans.
Please give your support to 「Break Down」.
I hope to show everyone a further grown up image of myself in future.
Thank you. *bows* [Kim Hyun Joong Annyeong]
==cut of mcountdown when he had won==
*after mcountdown performance*
To everyone from MCD BACKSTAGE, I think everyone will be asking through twitter about my thoughts getting No.1, if there’s a chance next week… [Hyun Joong’s thoughts of getting No.1 next week~] As I’m having lots of mixed feelings now, I will need to organize my thoughts before answering.
Kim HyunJoong surprised everyone when he said he ever bought a female school uniform before.
Kim HyunJoong confessed in KBS 2TV ‘Happy Together 3’ recording recently, “When SS501 first went to Japan, Kim HyunJoong bought a female school uniform in a place which sells cosplay costumes.”
It was Heo YoungSaeng who bought a one-piece Chinese lady costume first, and Kim HyunJoong went to the same place and chose his costume. Kim HyunJoong’s sudden confession surprised the MCs and they asked him if he ever wore that school uniform. “I hung it up as a decoration” he said and emphasized that he bought it because he find it interesting as that place sold a lot of different kinds of cosplay costumes such as policeman, school uniform, etc.
“Because the clothes are so beautiful, we bought them with an innocent mind, but people misunderstood and suspected that we were buying for our girlfriend.” Heo YoungSaeng added with a depressed expression, making the rest can’t help but laugh.
Broadcast is on 23-Jun at 11.15pm
English Translation: xiaochu @ Quainte501.com
It’s just been revealed that SS501’s Kim Hyun Joong will be releasing a limited edition version of his debut solo album, “Break Down“!
KeyEast Entertainment stated, “We are releasing a limited edition album as a gesture of thanks for those fans who’ve sent lots of love for Kim Hyun Joong’s first mini-album. The limited edition contains a variety of content, including a ‘making-of’ clip as well as personal stories from Kim Hyun Joong himself.”
The limited edition album is comprised of a CD and a making-of clip, a DVD containing the music videos for ‘Break Down’ and ‘Please‘, and 48 pages of never-before-seen photos.
The making-of film holds a special video message for fans as well as highlights from June 7th’s showcase. It also includes clips of Kim Hyun Joong’s dance practice and behind-the-scenes moments from the MV set.
A representative from KeyEast stated, “We regrouped with the best staff once again to provide higher-quality videos and footage, different from the ones you’d find in other limited edition albums.”
Kim Hyun Joong’s limited edition mini-album will be available in off-line stores on June 30th.
Source: BNT News
The seven ladies of T-ara and SS501’s Kim Hyun Joong were awarded the titles of “Best CF actor/actress” at the 2011 MTN Broadcast Commercial Festival.
“Thank you for giving me such a meaningful award,” said Kim Hyun Joong, whose fame skyrocketed through his drama, “Boys Over Flowers“. “In the future, I will do better in commercials as well as branch out into other forms of media.”
All seven members of T-ara were present to receive their award, which is decided by a panel of industry executives and specialists. “Thank you for the award, and please show a lot of love to our new album, which we’ll be releasing soon,” the ladies said.
T-ara will soon be unleashing their new album, “John Travolta Wannabe“.
Source: Star News
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Kim Hyun Joong recently guested on SBS Power FM’s “Park So Hyun’s Love Game“, where he candidly discussed his drinking habits.
He confessed, “My drinking limit is about four soju bottles.”
Park So Hyun asked, “What’s a small misunderstanding people have about you?” He answered, “People always ask me, ‘You drink wine or hard liquor, right?’ However, I don’t drink often and when I do, I drink three and a half to four bottles of soju.”
He continued, “Since I debuted at a young age, they told me not to talk about facial hair, first loves, alcohol, and cigarettes. Since I talk about all of these things often now, I guess I’m no longer an idol.”
Listeners commented, “The 26-year-old Hyun Joong’s stories are so honest”, “Him talking about mundane things was new”, and “That’s a lot to drink!”
Source: Asia Today
SBS’s “Strong Heart” held a “King of Kings” special on the June 21st broadcast. During this recording, SS501’s Kim Hyun Joong confessed an interesting story titled, “Kim Hyun Joong’s incarceration incident.”
Back in 2007, Kim Hyun Joong went to a nightclub with some acquaintances while on vacation in Jeju Island. He revealed, “I was even singing while playing, but when I get drunk, my downfall is that I get really sleepy. I had to use the restroom, so I left briefly to go to the restroom. However, I don’t recall anything that happened after that.”
When he woke up from his sleep, Kim Hyun Joong first checked his text messages. His cell phone was off and when he turned it on, he had over 100 missed calls. After this, he was about to go back to sleep, but he suddenly realized that he couldn’t remember where he was. Because it was dark and he couldn’t see anything in front of him, Kim Hyun Joong thought he might have been kidnapped and told himself to stay calm.
He turned on his cell phone again to try and use the light to see what was in front of him, but after a second, his cell phone turned off again. He put on his shoes and started to touch the items in front of him.
Kim Hyun Joong revealed, “I went back and forth touching the things in the room, but I felt a lot of buttons. When I pressed the buttons, they felt familiar. I thought to myself, ‘Ah, this is the room from last night.” The buttons were from the karaoke machine.
As it turned out, when Kim Hyun Joong came back from the restroom, he accidentally went into the wrong karaoke room in the club and fell asleep. His friends thought that Kim Hyun Joong went back to his dorm early, so they left the nightclub. After, Kim Hyun Joong tried to exit the club, but the doors were locked and the phone inside the nightclub only had extension features.
Kim Hyun Joong started to worry a bit more, but he finally got the door to open and escaped. However, when he came outside, he realized that his hair was a mess and he had no money. He tried to make a toll-free call to his friends, but his friends didn’t pick up the phone because they were all asleep.
Kim Hyun Joong stated, “Because my dorm was 40km (around 25 miles) away, I just sat on the street. I was just a beggar” – causing much laughter in the studio. Those around him joked around and stated, “You’re a flower-beggar,” playing on his title as a “flower boy” from “Boys over Flowers”.
Source : Newsen
Monday, June 20, 2011
Hyun Joong attended a fan signing event at Times Square, Yeoungdeungpo, Seoul on the 19th of June.
The superstar was spotted wearing John Galliano's I love Charlie shirt, charming!