Archive for November 17, 2009

Mnet has invited DBSK to attend the Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) on the 21st of November. MAMA used to be known as the Mnet Korean Music Festival (MKMF) but the people at Mnet decided to form a new concept for the award show starting this year.

Mnet Invited TVXQ For Their Year-end Awards

On the 16th, it was revealed by Mnet’s office that they have invited TVXQ, whose members are in the midst of a legal dispute with their management company, to attend their year-end awards “Mnet Asian Music Award” (hereafter known as MAMA). This year’s MAMA will be held on the 21st November, Seoul, Jamsil Gymnasium.

Their office said, “MAMA’s aim is to show the rest of Asia Korea’s culture” and “the award ceremony will be aired across the 10 main countries in Asia, like Japan, China, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand, where TVXQ is the best artist. Thus, Korea’s top artist cannot be excluded from the invitation.”

On MAMA’s end, they have expressed interest in inviting TVXQ to attend their awards. On the 16th, they said that they would get in touch with TVXQ’s management to see whether it would be possible for them to attend or not. However, TVXQ’s company, SM Entertainment has declared that they would not be attending MAMA, so a lot of attention has been cast on TVXQ to see whether or not they will attend.

An official from the KPOP industry said, “Last month, the courts approved a partial injunction to the 3 members’ exclusive contract with the company, and the 3 members are allowed to participate in their own individual activities” and “while we hope that all 5 members can attend together, the possibility of only the 3 members attending is high”.

MAMA is holding their award ceremony on the 21st, which was originally the date of TVXQ’s concert in China. However, SM Entertainment claimed that, “The 3 members expressed that they did not wish to participate in the concert that was to be held on the 21st, and the remaining performances are uncertain.” In contrast, the 3 members’ side claimed that “From the beginning, the China concert (Shenzhen) was not in the contract.”

A representative from a company for idol groups said, “SM Entertainment and the 3 members have differing opinions, and the dispute is becoming more serious. Disbandment might be inevitable.”

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I don’t know what to think about this piece of news. I’m dying to see the boys perform again but there is a HIGH POSSIBILITY of that not happening since SM has already said that they’re boycotting MAMA this year (I don’t know what the reason behind it, though) and won’t allow its artists to attend the said event. Since Yunho and Changmin are still fully under SM’s control, they are part of the “SM artists who won’t participate in the event”, unless of course someone would knock some sense into SM’s head and allow the two boys to perform. As for JaeJoong, Yoochun and Junsu’s case, they CAN DECIDE to participate and attend this year’s MAMA. They have the freedom to attend it because according to the Court ruling, the members can pursue activities independent of SM. But, even though how much I miss seeing the boys perform, I don’t think I would want JaeJoong, Yoochun and Junsu to be attending this event unless ALL FIVE OF THEM ARE THERE. I think I wouldn’t be as happy to see their performance if two members are lacking. Also, I think if the three decide to attend it, the media might spread rumors that this is the mark of DBSK’s disbandment or worse, SM might use this against the three of them by saying that they want to break away from DBSK by pursuing individual activities. That’s one thing I don’t want to happen, people making up stories just by a simple attendance of an event.

Anyway, if JaeJoong, Yoochun and Junsu decide to attend the MAMA, I will still be awaiting their performance. Like I have said, I’ll support the boys whether they do activities together as a group or individually. But I really hope – even if the possibility is one in a million – that SM would allow the two members to attend MAMA so the five of them could perform in one stage again.


The following are PREDICTIONS only, meaning the artists listed below are not confirmed to attend or not attend this year’s Kouhaku yet. But I really hope the our boys would be able to attend and participate on this prestigious Japanese event again. They deserve to be there especially seeing how even more successful they have become in Japan this year as compared to their success last year.

Predictions for This Year’s Kouhaku

T/N: I only summarize the article, since I don’t think you’d be interested to know about other artists that much ^^

This is, NHK’s Kouhaku will be celebrating its 60th birthday. The program is finalizing the list of artists whom they will invite to this important event.

Last week, Inoue Yousui, an influential figure in the Japanese music scene, has made his predictions on this year’s choices of Kouhaku. So far, it is confirmed that Yoshida Takurou, Nakashima Miyuki, Matsutouya Yumi [T/N: all famous old-time singers] will be participating.

Yazawa Eikichi (60) [T/N: an important & influential artist] is also expected to participate in this event, since his CM and concert have become such a hot topic this year.

In addition, Southern All Stars’ [another influential group] Hara Yuko, Fukuyama Masaharu, and Amuro Namie are also expected to come to this year’s Kouhaku.

“We request for Amuro Namie to perform at NHK’s biggest hall, Studio 101, instead of the usual NHK Hall,” said her representative.

We also expect to have the idol group AKB48. For ayaka, who’s been down with her disease this year, this event is expected to be her last one.

For foreign artists, Richard Carpenter (60) of The Carpenters might make a surprise appearance. “It won’t be a special performance, but rather, he’ll be playing the piano when other artists sing together,” said a representative.

We’ll also dedicate some moments to artists who have passed away this year – Michaal Jackson, Imawano Kiyoshirou, Kato Kazuhiko, composer Miki Takashi, and actor Morishige Hisaya.

[Keep in mind, the following list is just a prediction, the list is in alphabetical order]

【White Team – Male】 △Akikawa Masafumi、△Aqua Timez、○Atari Kousuke、○Arashi、○Itsuki Hiroshi、○Inoue Yousui、○EXILE、○Oue Yutaka、○Katou Seishirou、○Kitajima Saburou、△Kitayama Takeshi、○Kimaguren、△Kiyama Yuusaku、○Kobukuro、○Jero、×Shuuchishin with Pabo、○SMAP、○Tohoshinki、 △TOKIO、○Tokunaga Hideaki、○Hikawa Kiyoshi、○Higuhi Ryouichi、○BIGBANG、○Hirai Ken、△Hilcrhyme、○Fukuyama Masaharu、○Fuse Akira、△Porno Graffitti、○Maekawa Kiyose、○Mikawa Kenichi、×Mr.Children、△Mizutani Yutaka、○Mori Shinichi、△Moriyama Ryoutarou、△Yazawa Eikichi、○WaT

【Red Team – Female】 ○aiko、△alan、△Aoyama Thelma、○Akimoto Junko、○Asamichi Yuki、○Amuro Namie、○ayaka、○Angela Aki、○Ikimonogakari、○Ishikawa Sayuri、○AKB48、○Otsuka Ai、△Kato Miliyah、○川中美幸、△GIRL NEXT DOOR、○Koda Kumi、○Godai Natsuko、○Kobayashi Sachiko、○Sakamoto Fuyumi、○Sakuramaya、△JUJU、△Superfly、△SPEED、○Tendou Yoshimi、○Nakashima Mika、○Nakamura Mitsuko、○Nishino Kana、○Hamasaki Ayumi、○Perfume、△Hara Yuuko、○Hitoto Yo、○Hirahara Ayaka、○Fuji Ayako、×Fujioka Fujimaki and Ohashi Nozomi、○Mizumori Kaori、○Wada Akiko

○High possibility of attending
△Might be attending
×Not attending

Source: Yahoo Japan News
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Here’s a project by Bigeast which you guys might want to participate in. It’s pretty easy and it’s not very costly but I’m sure this will encourage the boys very much once they receive this from each one of us. I’m busy with work lately but I’ll try my very best to participate in this fan project. I’ll make sure to find time to make one postcard. I encourage you guys to join this project, too! The more postcards sent to the boys, the better. :)

A Bigeast Project: “Make Our TVXQ Happy Together!” ^^

A Japanese TVXQ fan site,”Bigeast Fan”, which has over 10,000 members had posted an article today,
asking for everyone’s participation make our TVXQ happy together.

They are sending a post card to Avex Co, with the hand written words,
“We Love (This part is written with the red heart mark) TVXQ!”
in the center of the post card.

They also asked the other part of the post card to be filled with an encouraging message to our TVXQ.
Let us squeeze in the words, “Always Keep The Faith!” and 「믿어요!」(believe) in Korean in it.

In Japan, they requested to mail all the post cards on November 29th, 2009.
Which most likely will arrive at around November 30th or December 1st.
So, if overseas TVXQ fan friends wish to mail them to match the timing of the Bigeast,
it will be the best to target your post card to arrive at around December 1, 2009 in Japan!

Address of the Avex Co.

To: Avex Entertainment Co.
Avex Building 6F,
Attention: Tohoshinki
3-1-30, Minami Aoyama,
Minato-ku, Tokyo,
Japan, 107-0062

If you ask at your local post office in your country where you live, they will be able to
give you a general idea when the post card needs to be sent from your country
to make it arrive at around December 1st, 2009 in Japan. ^^

There is no particular post card Bigeast sell for this project. ^^
In Japan they ask to use a simple one from the post office.
(50 yen card. Around 50 cents USD.)

Just add “We Love (heart mark here) TVXQ!”in the center spot.
One simple post card you can buy at your local post office would do!
What’s important is to fill your love in it!

Always Keep The Faith!! ^^

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