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With numerous dramas about to start broadcasting, what are some of the most anticipated dramas?
A portal site Daum pulled a poll between April 25 and 28 on ‘Which upcoming drama draws your attention the most?’
As of the morning of April 28, the drama that earned the most number of votes is MBC’s Triangle, earning 50% of the votes (4,300).
Second place was taken by SBS’s You Are All Surrounded, earning 29% of the votes (2,500) and was followed by MBC’s Reformation, winning 9% of the votes (750).
The dramas placing fourth and fifth on the poll were SBS’s Doctor Stranger and KBS 2TV’s Big Man.
Taking first place, Triangle is about reunion of three brothers who were separated during childhood and grew up without being aware of each other’s existence. It stars Lee Bum Soo, Kim Jae Joong, Im Si Wan, Baek Jin Hee and more and is set to air on May 5.
March Madness has ended, and the results were resounding. Jaejoong pretty much swept every round without much fuss, except in the visual battle against Big Bang’s T.O.P. This isn’t a one-off. Jaejoong has essentially been the king of most polls he’s ever entered.
What is it, exactly, that captivates fans so much? What gets them to fun polls like this one and polls that perhaps hold a bit more weight to make sure that the often times dubbed “Prince of Korea” gets to the top of the stack? If it were simply his looks he would’ve been knocked out a long time ago. After all, a pretty face with nothing else to back it up doesn’t get as far as you may think in the long run.
His fan power has reached a point where it’s legitimate idol worship, which at its tamest simply means he blows competition out of the water in polls and at its wildest leads to some outrageous and sometimes dangerous fanaticism. But what drives this devotion to the mercurial artist? It certainly didn’t come out of nowhere. Read More →
With the lifespans of idol groups particularly short, the community portal site, DC Inside held a poll asking fans to vote the male idol group that they believe will still be active in 10 years.
From March 18 to 25, DC Inside held the poll, “Which male group will still be actively promoting in 10 years?” The winner turned out to be JYJ with a total of 1,215 votes (40.1 percent) out of 3,029 votes total.
After ending their contract with SM Entertainment, the JYJ members have kept themselves busy and successful with concert tours, album releases, dramas, movies, and musicals.
Behind JYJ was TVXQ with 504 votes (16.6 percent), Big Bang with 188 votes (6.2 percent), Shinhwa with 155 votes (5.1 percent), and SHINee with 149 votes (4.9 percent), rounding the top 5.
Netizens chose JYJ as the male idol group that’s likely to continue flourishing in activities in 10 years’ time.
JYJ topped the “Male idol group that is likely to flourish [and] be active even after 10 years?” poll held on March 18~25 on community portal site ‘DC Inside (www.dcinside.com)’.
JYJ (Kim Jaejoong, Park Yoochun, Kim Junsu), who formed a new group after withdrawing from Dong Bang Shin Ki in 2009, gained 1,215 votes (40,1%) out of 3,029 votes cast in total. Aside from album release and world tour activities as singers, each member is highly active in acting and musical.
Note: parts unrelated to JYJ were omitted.
The release of domestic drama ‘Missing You’ and ‘Dr. Jin’ –which group JYJ member Park Yuchun and Kim Jaejoong had acted respectively in– on the same day and time locally in Japan ranked 3rd, 5th, and 6th on Oricon’s DVD Overall chart.
According to Japan’s biggest album and DVD monitoring site Oricon Chart, on February 5th ‘Missing You DVD Set 1(会いたい DVD SET1)’ first entered at 3rd onto the Daily DVD Overall chart; its date of release on February 4th.
Also hitting the shelves the same day, ‘Dr. Jin the complete series, Making 1(Dr.JIN 完全版 メイキング1)’ and ‘Dr. Jin the complete series DVD Box 1(Dr.JIN 完全版 DVD BOX1)’ each were ranked 5th and 6th on the same chart.
JYJ’s Kim Jae Joong has become the only solo singer selected for the ‘Hanteo Chart 2013 Singer Award’.
C-JES Entertainment said, “Kim Jae Joong was ranked 4th on the ‘Hanteo Chart 2013 Singer Award’, which was based on Hanteo Chart album sales for the whole of 2013. Kim Jae Joong was the only solo singer that was ranked in the Top 5. He will be holding his ‘2014 Kim Jaejoong 1st Album Asia Tour Concert & J Party’ in Seoul on January 25th and 26th, with tickets opening for sale from 8PM (KST) on January 2nd. Fans will not only get to hear Jae Joong perform his 1st album songs live, but also celebrate his birthday with him.”
Kim Jae Joong released his first mini album ‘I’ in January 2013, before following up in October with the release of his 1st full-length album ‘WWW: Who, When, Why’. The album soon shot up music charts in Japan, Singapore, and Hong Kong, as well as Japan’s Tower Record. It was also ranked 4th on Japan’s Oricon Weekly chart as well as becoming the most popular K-POP song on China’s CCTV3 for three consecutive weeks.
The album also topped Hanteo real-time, daily, and week charts, and was first on a Synnara Record poll as the most likely to win at the year-end music festivals.
Meanwhile, Kim Jae Joong will begin his nation-wide tour starting with Busan on January 4th.
[NEWS] Kim Jae-Joong the only solo in Top 5 of 2013 album sales ‘Talk Big’ via Innolife
[NEWS] JYJ Jaejoong’s Solo Work Places Him 4th on Hanteo Charts via KpopStarz
[NEWS] Kim Jae Joong ranked 4th on Hanteo Chart Award via Star N News EN
Park Yoo Chun and Park Ha Sun who will lead upcoming SBS TV Wed-Thu drama ‘Three Days’ this February, are already showing some good chemistry, after they had topped a poll which polled Japanese fans on the most influential Korean dramas in Japan for the past year.
Japan’s nationwide chain of video rental shops and bookstores, Tsutaya, had held a poll on the ‘Most Influential Korean Dramas Best 20’ from January 1st to November 30th of last year. In the end, MBC TV drama ‘Dong Yi’ was ranked first, while SBS TV drama ‘Rooftop Prince’ was second.
JYJ‘s Jaejoong‘s ‘I‘ has been voted by fans as the album of the year in Tower Records Japan’s ‘K-POP LOVERS! AWARDS 2013‘, and there’s even more good news as it has been announced that Jaejoong will celebrate his birthday with fans with additional concert dates!
C-JeS Entertainment stated on December 28, “In the album category for Japan’s Tower Records’ ‘K-POP LOVERS! AWARDS 2013′, Jaejoong’s first solo mini-album ‘I’ ranked #1.”
The agency also announced Jaejoong’s plans for his upcoming birthday on January 26: “In honor of Jaejoong’s birthday, a special concert and fan meeting will be held for the Seoul concert of his domestic tour. The concert, ‘2014 Kim Jaejoong 1st album Asia Tour Concert & J Party‘, will be held at Korea University’s Hwajung Gymnasium on January 25-26. This concert will feature a one-hour birthday party session fan meeting in addition to Jaejoong’s live stage, and it will be a meaningful time for he and his fans to celebrate his birthday together.”
Jaejoong also added two concert dates in Nagoya, Japan for his Asia tour. He’ll be performing at Nagoya Gaishi Hall on January 22-23 in front of 16,000 Japanese fans.
It looks like Jaejoong is having a great start on 2014!