Posts Tagged ‘Mnet’

Taking a closer look at the SNSD Fever in Japan!

July 12, 2011

Through the mass media, we hear news about overseas activities of Korean singers every day. In fact, the Kpop industry garners overwhelming popularity in Asian countries. Recently, the Kpop syndrome has gone beyond Asia, to as far as Europe and South American countries.

In view of this, cable channel Mnet crews followed SNSD to their 1st Japan Arena Tour held in Yoyogi Sports Stadium on the 29th of June. The crews personally experienced the ‘SNSD fever’ in Japan.

The Mnet production crews went to various cultural attractions in Japan, such as Shinjuku, Shinbuya, Halajuku and Shin-Okubo, where they met and interviewed Japanese people of different gender and age groups.

SNSD who are gradually becoming a part of the young generation’s life, also change the lifestyles of these young people. The secret behind their charms is going to be revealed for the first time through Mnet’s Korean Wave reports.

Divided into 2 sections, the first part of the report entitled “Do you know SNSD?” will be aired on the 14th of July, this Thursday, where reasons for SNSD’s popularity will be revealed.

Mnet’s production crew said, “In the past, Korean fan culture was very much different from the Japanese. Korean fans carry out activities in groups while Japanese fans prefer to do it individually. However, after Korean singers gained much popularity in Japan, Japanese fan culture became somewhat similar to that of the Koreans”.

The crew also added, “Unlike Korea, SNSD are popular among Japanese females from the group age of 10-30 years old. This is not only due their songs, but also the fact that female fans follow SNSD’s fashions closely as well as learning their makeup methods, which changes the fans’ lifestyles. So far, the news made known to the public in Korea only discussed about the overseas activities and popularity of Korean singers but ‘BOOM the K-POP’ will be bringing more realistic reports to the viewers as our crews have personally experienced the ‘SNSD fever’ in Japan.”

Mnet ‘BOOM the K-POP’ preview video was released first through YouTube last week. Even though it was a short video clip, it garnered over 30,000 views from people in Korea as well as Korean music lovers in foreign countries.

In addition to these, Mnet will be showing live scenes of SNSD’s Yoyogi Japan Arena Tour for the first time, through the first section of ‘BOOM the K-POP’ which will be aired on July 14th at 7.30pm KST!

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Soshi traveled more than 25,000 km within 10 days

June 24, 2011

On cable channel, Mnet’s daily information programn ‘WIDE Entertainment News’ aired at 5pm KST on June 24th, SNSD’s air travel mileage was revealed.

According to a study by the staff of the program, SNSD traveled in and out of Korea more than 8 times from June 8th to June 18th. In order to fulfill their official schedules, the girls have traveled more than 25,086km. For illustration purpose, the distance covered is about the distance of one going on a Seoul-Busan-Seoul trip for 25 times. Distance between Seoul and Busan is about 456 km.

Last year, Rain recorded accumulative mileage of 670,000km within his 8-year activities. With their global-scale popularity, the girls are expected to exceed Rain’s figure.


4men wants Taeyeon to be the 4th member

June 10, 2011

Vocal group 4men expressed their admiration towards Taeyeon, IU, SHINee’s JongHyun, BEAST’s YoSeop and John Park.

During the recording of Mnet’s music show ‘M SoundPlex’, 4men, who are currently busy with their activities, were asked about the members of idol groups that they would pick to be the 4th member of their group. In reply to the question, 4Men mentioned that they would love to have Taeyeon, IU, JongHyun, YoSeop or John Park.

This episode of M SoundPlex will be aired on June 11th at 12am KST.


It ain’t over yet?

April 7, 2011

Yonghwa is still keeping Seohyun in his heart it seems.

Recently, CN Blue revealed their true feelings through Cable TV Mnet’s ‘M!Countdown”s Twitter account. In reply to a question ‘Who will be cheering for me on stage today?’, CN Blue members picked Seohyun over Kim YunA and Kil RaIm.

Yonghwa and Seohyun’s last episode on MBC ‘We Got Married Season 2′ was aired on April 2nd, where the Goguma couple gave each other a farewell hug as tears came rolling down their cheeks.

On the answer given, netizens commented, “Ah! Jung Yonghwa expressed his feeling this way”, “CN Blue seemed to miss Seohyun too”, “They are a very compatible couple…”, “YongSeo couple, please come back again!”, etc.


Lee Jung to perform his rendition of ‘Gee’ on Mnet’s ‘Director’s Cut’

April 1, 2011

Singer Lee Jung showed his affection for SNSD.

Lee Jung who will be performing on Mnet’s ‘Director’s Cut’ which will be aired on April 1st, revealed that during his time in Marine Corps, SNSD’s ‘Gee’ was his cure for loneliness.

Lee Jung said, “Not long after I went into the military, girl groups became the big forces in the music industry. During my military service, I did renditions of girl groups’ songs to suit my own styles”.

In today’s broadcast, Lee Jung will be playing piano and perform an R&B version of SNSD’s song. Catch Lee Jung’s own style and rendition of ‘Gee’ on Mnet’s ‘Director’s Cut’ on April 1st at 11pm KST.


SM Entertainment accepted Mnet’s apology

February 21, 2011

SM Entertainment will resume the supply of their music to from February 21st onwards.

A representative of SM Entertainment said on February 21st, “ which is operated by Mnet Media had conveyed their apology to SM Entertainment for distributing music without our approval and they have also promised to prevent the recurrence of such actions.’s determination and effort to restore trust among the two sides had led to a mutual agreement”.

The representative added, “We have decided to resume the supply of our music to in order to provide music consumers with more convenience and enjoyment and at the same time, enhancing the online music market. In the future, we plan to work closely with Mnet Media on various music business related matters”.

Songs from SM Entertainment’s artistes such as TVXQ, SNSD, etc will be available on again, starting from February 21st. Today

Rockchic Look Tiffany crowned ‘Best Fashionista’

February 9, 2011

Tiffany was selected as the ‘Best Fashionista‘.

On Mnet‘s ‘Trend Report Feel‘ aired on February 9th, 12am KST, the fashion styles of stars attending various events were being compared. Besides Tiffany, other ‘candidates’ were Ha Jiwon, IU, Jo Yeojung, Hong SooA, etc.

Tiffany was a head turner with her Rockchic Look at the ‘20th High1 Seoul Music Awards‘. Wearing a blue mini dress with some bling bling, red lipstick and a matching black rider jacket at the annual award ceremony, Tiffany was crowned the ‘Best Fashionista’ title.