Even though the 2NE1 girls were complaining and sad about the fact that their 2NE1TV did not air yesterday, the girls went on 2 radio shows – Sukira and DongGoDongRak today and did some great live performances.
And also other updates about the girls.
I Don’t Care
In The Club
T-ara SoYeon, “Giving up training to be So Nyeo Shi Dae? My will wasn’t strong enough”
6-member female group T-ara member SoYeon (22) talked about the reason why she has gave up training to be part of group So Nyeo Shi Dae.
The group made their debut on MBC Golden Fishery Radio Star on 29th July and SoYeon said, “Back then it was tiring. And I went through much hardship.” She has gave up training as part of group So Nyeo Shi Dae halfway.
When asked if she felt bad and regretful after So Nyeo Shi Dae became famous and successful, “No, I don’t feel that way. After all we have all trained together. I look at it as misfortune turned blessing.”
SoYeon has been casted to trained for So Nyeo Shi Dae with 11 other members in 2005.
Under 2NE1 and 4Minute is the new cute, dynamic rookie girl group T-ara, with a soft and innocent image. Eunjung is hooked on taking selfcas while the other members have not entered the practice room yet. "What if I make a 'squeak' on stage?" Because of this worry, these days the members have been practicing singing when they have time. From the left is Eunjung, Qri and Soyeon.
Wow, its break time. Everyday from morning to dawn is the practice schedule and T-ara is tired. They are now having a fun break time. From their company Core Contents Media, they went on an MT trip with their sunbaes: SG Wannabe, Seeya, Supernova, Davichi, Black Pearl, Yangpa and Lee JIn to Kyungkido, Yangpung for 1 night and 2 days. It is fun just sitting together on the floor and drawing. At the playground they play soccer, volleyball, softball with their sunbaes while becoming friendly with them. At dinnertime, they have a talent show. From the left is Seeya's Boram, T-ara's Hyomin, T-ara's Jiyeon and Supernova's Sungjae.
The 12th grade students are not battling with sleep. From practicing everyday, T-ara suffers from lack of sleep. Now they're so used to sleeping on the sofa or in the car, anywhere they go, they fall asleep easily. When there is no filming schedule, they are up at 10 AM until 2-3 AM in the morning preparing for their performance. The day they filmed their music video, they had to stay up late. Because of the late night music video shoot, sweetly sleeping while waiting for makeup, Qri. Hyomin with her chin rested on a towel, is trying to sleep peacefully with her eyes closed. While the rest of her members are shooting the music video, Boram is deep asleep. Sleeping in a line is Boram (left) and Hyomin (right).
Thanks to the girls at diadem5 forums for the translations!
Early 2009- Mid 2009: Introduction and debut
2NE1's first song was "Lollipop", digitally released on March 27, 2009. The song was created for LG to promote their Cyon phone, and it was a joint release with Big Bang; the commercial/music video debuted on March 28, 2009. Although it was not a promoted single (as it was an advertisement song, there were problems with network chart eligibility, "Lollipop" proved to be a strong chart hit, going to #1 on various online charts and topping music television network M.Net's online chart for four weeks in a row. However, questions were raised about the group's future, as the song's success was attributed to the popularity of Big Bang.
On April 30, Yang Hyun-suk revealed that 2NE1's debut song would be a hip-hop/reggae song, and that it would be digitally released on May 6, 2009. Titled "Fire", the song was fully written and produced by 1TYM's Teddy Park. Teasers of the song were released on their official website at the beginning of May, with a 20-second clip released on May 1.
"Fire" was released as planned on May 6, with two versions of the music video — a "space" version and a "street" version — released the same day. The videos received over one million views in a day; the viewcount then increased to two million.
The group's first performance of the song was on May 17, 2009, on SBS's Inki Gayo. beginning the group's activities. Their first performance was also included in Perez Hilton's blog once again, showing his interest towards the group.
Both the song and the group have been very popular online, with the song topping M.Net's online chart and the group's name becoming a top search term. The group was also rewarded with three Cyworld Digital Music Awards, with both "Lollipop" and "Fire" winning "Song of the Month" awards and the group winning "Rookie of the Month" for May 2009. They received their first Mutizen award during their fourth stage performance in SBS Inkigayo (Popular Song) on June 14, 2009. They received their second Mutizen award on SBS Inkiagyo (Popular Song) on June 21, 2009.
Along with their awards successes, 2NE1 signed a deal with Fila to become the new models for their commercial campaign 2 days after 2NE1's Mutizen win.
It was announced that 2NE1 would be heading over to the United States to work on their album, as Interscope Records chairman Jimmy Iovine showed interest in the group; however, they have no plans to debut in North America.
2NE1 ended their promotions for their debut single "Fire" on June 28, 2009 in SBS Inkigayo.
On July 1, the group released the title of a song out of their first mini-album called "I Don't Care", online. It is a totally different side and image of 2NE1, since "I Don't Care" is a reggae R&B ballad, co-produced by YG's rising producer Teddy and Kush. Kush is from a reggae group called "Stony Skunk". After its digital release, interest in the song rose greatly, topping Cyworld's hourly music chart after an hour of its release. On July 9, they released a music video of "I Don't Care". Besides "I Don't Care", there are 4 other new songs featured on the mini album to form a total of 7 tracks.
On its first day, it recorded 50,000 sales in pre-orders. Their debut was a success on the Korean charts, as it heads straight to number 1 for its week - as it sold 13,675 albums.
YG also stated that it already reached the 80,000 sales mark within 2 weeks which is impressive since 2NE1 is only a rookie.
"I Don't Care" was also profiled in Perez Hilton's blog.
On June 6, 2009, YG Entertainment reported that thoughts of releasing 2NE1's full album will be September or October 2009. This album will contain songs produced by Teddy, Kush and Big Bang member G-Dragon. The release date of the album will be determined by future promotions for "Pretty Boy", a song from the First Mini-Album, 2NE1. YG also stated there are thoughts of having the girls do a independent concert by the end of this year.
2NE1 (Korean: 투 애니원; pronounced "to anyone" or "twenty-one") is a South Korean girl group created by YG Entertainment. First appearing in a Cyon commercial campaign with Big Bang for LG Telecom, their debut single "Fire" was released on May 6, 2009.
The group was first mentioned by the press in late 2008, when rumours were spreading that YG was creating a female version of Big Bang named Sista. In response to those rumours, YG Entertainment President Yang Hyun Suk stated that the name was not chosen yet.
In January 2009, it was announced that the "Female Big Bang" would debut around July 2009 with three members — CL, Minzy, and Bom. Later that month, YG stated that Sandara Park joined the group, with one more member to follow.
In the end, YG Entertainment announced that the group would consist of four members and debut sometime in May 2009. The company stated that the group had trained for 4 years, and that their debut album would contain songs produced by Teddy Park. The group's name was initially announced as "21"; however, due to the discovery of a singer with the same name, the group was quickly renamed "2NE1", which stands for “New Evolution of the 21st Century” (“NE” meaning “New Evolution” and “21” standing for the “21st Century”).
• Real Name: Lee, Chae Lin (이채린)
• Position: Leader, Rapper, Vocal
• Date of Birth: February 26, 1991 (age 18)
นั่นแน่...เห็นความสามารถของ 4 สาวแล้ว อยากรู้จักพวกเธอมากขึ้นใช่ไหมล่ะ วันนี้เรามีประวัติของทั้ง 4 คน มาฝากกันด้วย
CL ลี แช ริน (Lee Chae Rin) หรือ Faith Lee หัวหน้าวง
ตำแหน่ง Rapper เกิดวันที่ 26 กุมภาพันธ์ ปี ค.ศ.1991 (พ.ศ.2534 )ปัจจุบันอายุ 18 ปี ส่วนสูง 162 เซนติเมตร มีความสามารถพูดได้ถึง 4 ภาษา คือ เกาหลี อังกฤษ ญี่ปุ่น และฝรั่งเศส ถือว่าโดดเด่นที่สุดในกลุ่ม เพราะร้องเพลงแร๊พได้เก่งสุดๆ
BOM ปาร์ค บอม (Park Bom)ตำแหน่ง Main Vocal เกิดวันที่ 24 มีนาคม ปี ค.ศ.1984 (พ.ศ.2527 ) ปัจจุบันอายุ 25 ปี ส่วนสูง 165 เซนติเมตร กรุ๊ปเลือด เอบี เป็นชาวเกาหลีโดยแท้ จบการศึกษาด้านดนตรี จาก Berkley College เคยเข้าคอร์สฝึกเป็นศิลปินของค่ายมา 4 ปี เสียงร้องของปาร์ค บอม ถือว่าทรงพลังอย่างมาก และเธอคนนี้เคยเป็นนางแบบโฆษณา ทำงานร่วมกับลีเฮียวริมาแล้ว
DARA ซานดรา ปาร์ค (Sandara Park)ตำแหน่ง Vocal เกิดวันที่ 12 พฤศจิกายน ปี ค.ศ.1984 (พ.ศ.2527 ) ปัจจุบันอายุ 24 ปี ส่วนสูง 162 เซนติเมตร เธอเป็นดาราที่ได้รับความนิยมในประเทศฟิลิปปินส์ และยังเคยถ่ายแบบแนว Sexy สร้างความฮือฮามาแล้ว
MINJI/MINZY คง มิน จี (Gong Min Ji)ตำแหน่ง Vocal เกิดวันที่ 18 มกราคม ปี ค.ศ.1994 (พ.ศ.2537 ) ปัจจุบันอายุ 15 ปี เป็นน้องเล็กของวง เธอมีส่วนสูง 161 เซนติเมตร และด้วยความที่เป็นหลานสาวของผู้เชี่ยวชาญทางการเต้น จึงไม่แปลกเลยที่สาว คง มิน จี จะเต้นได้เก่งสุดๆ และลุคส์ผมสั้น ยังช่วยให้เธอดูคล่องแคล่วว่องไวอีกด้วย
In 1997, she went to a Sarah McLachlan concert at age 20 and felt that she wanted to go into the music world and decided to become a singer-songwriter. In 2000, she originally released an indie's album in the United States, called "These Words," which received much critical acclaim. After graduation from university, she found a job in Washington, D.C. and worked as a secretary. She could not give up her dream of being a singer, however, and quit her job in 2001. She worked as a waitress for 2 dollars 13 cents during the day, and she played songs at night at a nightclub. Aki was briefly married to her first album’s engineer and the co-producer of her first album in Vienna, VA. In 2002, she composed two tracks for "Let It Fall" by Dianne Eclar, a teenage pop singer from the Philippines.
Angela Aki - Kiss Me Good-Bye
Debut in Japan
After producing commercial music for several Japanese companies, she decided to move back to Japan. On September 27, 2003, Aki saw Shiina Ringo's concert in Nippon Budokan Hall, and promised herself she would perform at the same place within three years, even though she was unheard of, had not yet been offered a contract with any record label, nor had she made an album or major debut. She performed live in many small venues and bars in Tokyo, wrote 100 or more songs, and also made several demo CDs. In 2005, she released an independent mini-album under Virgo Music entitled "One," which was the #1 selling Indies album of 2005. This alerted Nobuo Uematsu to her music, and he asked her to write lyrics and perform the theme song for Final Fantasy XII, "Kiss Me Good-Bye" in 2006. She contracted with the Epic Records and made her major debut with the single "HOME" in September, 2005. On December 26, 2006, she held the concert in Nippon Budokan Hall, making history there as the first artist to ever perform in the famous venue solo (with just her piano) -- no backup singers, band or opening act. Her long-cherished dream had come true.
アンジェラ・アキ Angela Aki - This Love （歌詞 Lyrics）
Reaching an English audience
In May 2006, Angela signed with Tofu Records in order to release English singles and albums. Her first release with Tofu was "Kiss Me Good-Bye" as a digital single in the USA, with a slightly altered track list. Later that month she performed the Final Fantasy XII theme song, "Kiss Me Good-Bye" at the premiere PLAY! A Video Game Symphony concert in Chicago on May 27, 2006. With orchestral backup, she played piano and sang the English lyrics, which she had written herself. She also performed a cover version of "Eyes On Me", the theme song of Final Fantasy VIII, with her piano accompaniment.
Sakura Iro - Angela Aki (English Subtitles)
Angela Aki was chosen to sing Bob Dylan's "Knockin On Heaven's Door" with her original Japanese lyrics for the movie "Heaven's Door" and was chosen to write and perform the theme song titled “Ai no Kisetsu” for the NHK morning drama “Tsubasa” broadcast from March 30, 2009.
Angela Aki - Tegami ~Haikei Juugo no Kimi e~ (with English subs)
Angela Aki (アンジェラ・アキ, Anjera Aki?), born Kiyomi Aki (安芸 聖世美 Aki Kiyomi) on September 15, 1977, is a singer-songwriter and pianist from Itano, Tokushima, Japan.
Angela Aki - Home
王若琳 Joanna Wang - Times of Your Life
Joanna Wang (Chinese: 王若琳, pinyin: Wáng Ruòlín) is a Taiwanese singer-songwriter, daughter of famous music producer Ji-ping "Bing" Wang (王治平). Born in Taipei but raised in Los Angeles, Wang graduated from Gabrielino High School in 2006. Her debut album, Start From Here, was released in January 2008 as a double-disc set, one in English and the other in Chinese. The album reached #1 in Taiwan and has been popular throughout the Southeast Asian region. In June 2008, it was released in Japan.
Lee-Hom Wang is a four-time Golden Melody Award-winning American-born Taiwanese singer-songwriter and actor who has achieved highly recognized success in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, and throughout Southeast Asia.
王力宏(Wang Lee Hom)- Everything
Heart Station is the fifth Japanese studio album (seventh overall) by Hikaru Utada, which was released on March 19, 2008.
Heart Station's first week sales was 480,081 copies, collecting the lowest first week sales in Utada's career. However, it was still certified million by the RIAJ for shipments of 1 million copies in Japan, and stayed in the Oricon top 10 for 11 consecutive weeks, becoming her most successful studio album in terms of worldwide sales since the 2002 Deep River. It also managed to outsell her previous album, Ultra Blue, by over 100,000 copies, and became the 271st best selling album of all time in Japan.
Utada Hikaru - Heart Station (Eng Sub)
China Joy 2009 is coming! This is the ocean of the games of world and sexy booth babes. EA, Blizzard, PerfectWorld, Shanda and etc., famous gaming companies from all over the world, will be appeared in the Expo & conference. ChinaJoy 2009 will be held at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Center between July 23 and July 26.