October 28th, 2009

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BEAST Holds a "Bizarre Nickname Contest"

New attractive, young boyband BEAST together with UFO TOWN opens "BIZARRE NICKNAME CONTEST" until November the 8th.

BEAST wants their fans in UFO town to use a unique ID/Nickname when they sent letters to them via UFO town #7000-2552. The user with most memorable ID/nickname will get a signed polaroid photo.

The event was held so that BEAST, the stars and fans can share texts and images to celebrate BEAST joining UFOTOWN (www.ufotown.com).

BEAST debut with a strong beat combined with nice melody song "BAD GIRL". With their powerfull performance and unstoppable appeal, DooJoon, HyunSeung, JunHyung, YoSeob, KiKwang and DongWoon gains popularity in such a short time. Besides, LeeKiKwang who was known as a solo singer AJ, BigBang eliminated member JangHyunSeung and JYP trainee YoonDooJoon are also the reason why this group attracts a lot of attention.

In addition, UFO Town also held other events such as 'BEAST 3 letter words' and 'FanClub sign up'.
These events gives out generous prizes such as signed CDs and other gifts.

Meanwhile, Other stars like Super Junior, Wonder Girls, SNSD, BigBang, 2AM, 2PM and other celebrities use UFO TOWN together with their fans.

source: todaykorea | giggle.@b2strising (TRANS)
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2AM Jo Kwon down with swine flu!

Male group 2AM member Jo Kwon (20) has been confirmed a swine flu case on 28th October.
It was revealed that Jo Kwon has developed high fever over last weekend and developed flu symptoms. He was then sent to the hospital where he was given body examination and also swine flu test. The swine flu test results shows positive, and Jo Kwon is now quarantined away from the rest of his group mates.
Also because of flu and high fever, he did not participate in 2AM’s schedule last weekend, and is currently resting.
He will be the next Kpop singer after SS501 Kim Hyun Joong and K Will to be down with swine flu.

Source: Sookyeong

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Leeteuk planned an arranged marriage between him and Yoona?

SNSD's Yoona revealed a rather oddly romantic history between her and Super Junior's Leeteuk.

On today's episode of Strong Heart (Kang Shim Kang), while talking about the love chemistry between Lee Seung Gi and Yoona, Yoona reavealed that one of the male guests on the show has told her to get married to him before.

When people became very shocked, she said, "He's been asking me. Whenever he sees me he says, 'You have to get married to oppa.' He says this on the phone and in person!" Then, quick eyed Brian said confidently, "Look, it's Leeteuk! I was watching him. While everyone was looking around trying to figure out who it was, he was sitting there laughing to himself," and proceeded to do a hilarious imitation of Leeteuk's cackle.

Since Yoona and Leeteuk's trainee days at SM Entertainment, Leeteuk had always told Yoona to get married to him. That's 7 years of Leeteuk wanting Yoona as his wife! Of course, it's a practical joke between the two close friends but when Leeteuk was 20, he was attracted to a 13-year-old Yoona. Not creepy at all.

On a side note, throughout the whole story, Seung Gi played along very nicely, giving off his false anger vibe causing the cast to crack up.

As Yoona made Leeteuk look like the man breaking Lee Seung Gi and Yoona up, he admitted, "Yes, Yoona is my ideal type," with no hesitation. I must admit, Yoona is one lucky girl. Every single man on the planet has picked her as their ideal type. Leeteuk, Lee Seung Gi, Nichkhun, and more!

As Leeteuk was confessing, he said "Yes, I have said that to Yoona. But here is why. Before debuting, Yoona would always text and call me asking if she would make it one day. She was always worried about becoming a star. After debuting, she became busy, but she still called me, crying, because she was so worn out and tired from the busy schedule. So I thought, maybe she likes me!"

A bit later, Brian decided he had to get in on the action and admitted that Yoona was his ideal type as well. When questioned about his having a girlfriend already, Brian quickly answered, "We broke up." He then went on the say that he would make Yoona his girl when Leeteuk got up and covered her ears Kim Jong Kook - Yoon Eun Hye style.

The entire episode was filled with hilarity from Boom's Genie parody to Tiffany showing off her smiling eyes.

So, which couple is the cutest, Leeteuk and Yoona, Lee Seung Gi and Yoona, or Brian and Yoona?

Source: allkpop

Conclusion: Yoona is everyone's ideal type, lol.

4Minute to endorse chicken CF

4minute, who is currently garnering interest with their song What A Girl Wants, will also do a chicken CF!

From October 11th - 18th, 4minute has been shooting CF for All Love Chicken (다사랑치킨), which will be revealed through TV and print ads.

All Love Chicken's marketing representative stated:

"We chose 4minute as our models because their cute and lovely image matched perfectly with All Love Chicken's image and CF concept (which will be 4minute dolls that want to eat All Love Chickens)."

The CF will start airing in November.

Source: allkpop

...So when is it SHINee's turn? I'm pretty sure Onew would love to film a chicken CF, lol.

Source: randy19973
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MBC's 'Hero' draws Japanese fans

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The press conference for MBC's upcoming Wednesday and Thursday night series "Hero" attracted a hoard of Japanese fans last Friday at Melon-AX Hall.

News reports put the total at around 250, which equated to roughly two-thirds of the first floor of the auditorium and merited more than 20 minutes worth of handshakes with Hallyu star Lee Joon-gi, the hero that made the trip and wait worthwhile.

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Source: Korea Herald.
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Interview with "You're Beautiful"'s Park Shin Hye

The following is an interview with Park Shin-hye in Movieweek about her role as the crossdressing nun (apprentice) in You’re Beautiful. I think she, like Jang Geun-seok, had shown a lot of potential at a young age but sorta glided by in average performances for a while. But in this spunky trendy drama, I find both are really bursting with personality, and it sounds like the fun is alive both in front of and behind the cameras.

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The Rain and Zidane stays mainly in the plain?

Earlier today, superstar Rain / Bi arrived in Hong Kong to attend the grand opening of an IWC Schaffhausen flagship store at the 1881 Heritage Boutique. IWC Schaffhausen (International Watch Co.) is a famous high-end Swiss watch manufacturer and Rain was personally invited for this grand opening.

Another famous star, Zinedine Zidane (famous French soccer star via Algeria) was also in attendance for the opening. Zidane cut the ribbon for the grand opening, drank champagne, and mingled with Rain and the other invited guests.

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Source: allkpop, additional pics from dailylife, yt - biblueberry03, yt - rosannelws

How much do you know about the Brown Eyed Girls?

Yes, I know... asking who these girls are seems like the most unnecessary question to ask these days. After all, the Brown Eyed Girls have swept the K-pop scene this year with their song, Abracadabra. Their magical spell indeed charmed many, launching the girls into fame. However, let's step away from the glamour and take a look at the girls behind the stage...
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Brown Eyed Girls’ “Drunk on Sleep” preview is out

After their sexy dance song, Abracadabra, the Brown Eyed Girls tease us with a new ballad song!

The song is called, Drunk on Sleep (잠에 취해) and has a total new feel than any of the girls' other songs. This song seems like it will show off their vocal skills and show a different side of them as well.

The melody and the sad tone of the voices already makes us want to hear the whole thing but for now, you'll have to just stick with the 45-second preview.

Source: allkpop + mardirock
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The Revenge of the Maknaes

Following their girl group counterparts, the male idol groups have come together.

Groups 2AM, T-Max, FT Island, and U-Kiss' maknaes have come together on a real variety program show. 2AM's Jinwoon, T-Max's Yunhwa, U-Kiss's Dongo, and etc have starred in SBS ETV's "The Generation of the Maknae's Revenge."

This program allowed the young members to express their dissatisfaction at their leaders being the center of the group and gave them an opportunity to display their talents and skills. Also, in order for the maknaes to star in different variety shows and have a skill to show, "Maknae's Revenge" will train them in various areas. Their first mission was to sing alike to Jo Sungmo.

An associate of the program stated "This is the first time these maknaes are able to receive such attention away from their respective groups. They definitely gave their all in the recordings. The producers have started this program with the intention of making these boys the most #1 sought after fiures in future variety shows."

This program will air next month on the 7th.


*maknae: Youngest member of the group.

Super Junior-M on Top Chinese Music (Video Interview + text translation) + alphabet game

It focuses mostly on the Chinese members and their experience in Korea, featuring Han Geng correcting Zhou Mi's Korean (rofl indeed), Henry's cuteness, and the revelation that Zhou Mi takes forever to get ready (act shocked everyone!)

Then they alphabet game, unsubbed but it's pretty easy to understand, where they are given an English word and they have to form the letters with their body and have both Henry and Siwon guess which word they are spelling.

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Credits: pan2 + kagami222 @ sjchina (transcript) & gengfans @ youtube (videos)

Jang Geun Suk flooded with CF offers!

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Like Park Shin-hye, Jang Geun-seok is experiencing a rise in popularity leading the drama You’re Beautiful. In fact, he’s basking in the CF offers that have been rolling in recently, thanks to the drama. He’s already been featured in numerous CFs (SK Telecom’s Samsung phone, Etude House, Black N Jean), but he adds to that with a new contract to promote coffee for Dongsuh Foods, which he adds to a growing list of communications, clothing, and food brands he will also endorse.

According to Jang’s management, he’s mulling over his options carefully: “He’s putting some effort into choosing products that match well with his personality and character in the drama and as an actor.” He’s fortunate in that he has portrayed a variety of images thus far, so he’s not necessarily locked into his trendy idol image in his current role; he recently portrayed a dangerous murder suspect in the well-received thriller Itaewon Murder Case and a genius musician in Beethoven Virus. He’s also got lingering images from his roles in Happy Life and Hwang Jini.

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Andy’s 2nd album jacket

Shinhwa’s dongsaeng Andy has grown up and now his 2nd album “Single Man” was just released. Check out for his music activities starting this weekend!

Watch out for Andy’s 2nd album next month if you are a true Shinhwa fan – o yeah, you’ll check this out fo’sho. It’s amazing to see how matured Andy has been, over the course of the years. Not only he’s also an actor, with a drama still airing as we speak, he’s been working on his 2nd album and preparing for a comeback stage next month.

His music activities will start this week, October 31 on MBC “Music Core”, and on November 1 for SBS “Inkigayo”. His title track “Single Man” has attracted many attention for its catchy beat and of course, Andy’s ‘transformation’.

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Source: jazzholic

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Hwanhee hated SM Town?

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On the episode of "Strong Heart" that aired on the 28th, Fly To The Sky's Hwanhee, began to complain about the previous company Fly To The Sky was under, SM Entertainment.

Hwanhee started off his complaint saying "Lee Soo Man really liked styles that H.O.T and Shinhwa would sport." Because Lee Soo Man loved the funky and crazy hairstyles back in the days, he got Hwanhee and Brian to try over 10 different hairstyles to see which fitted best. Finally the one decided was the 'ramyun hair' the duo sported in their debut album. After revealing a picture of the duo back in the days, the studio burst with laughter. Hwanhee also included, "But my hair wasn't as bad as Brian's. Brian had the hair of a bride at a wedding."

Not only did Hwanhee complain about their outer appearances but he also complained about the 'SM Town' project, where the artists under SM would collaborate to release a summer/winter album. The reason why Hwanhee disliked "SM Town" was because Fly To The Sky was an R&B duo that had a mature and calm atmosphere to them but every summer/winter they would make the guys join the younger stars and act cute. Brian agreed saying, "Charisma is what makes Hiphop R&B what it is."

Meanwhile Leeteuk of Super Junior who is currently under SM pretended as if he was making a call to Lee Soo Man and the R&B duo quickly stated, "If it wasn't for Lee Soo Man, we wouldn't be where we are today" and "He is like a father to us".

Also Yoona and Tiffany of SNSD who were also part of the cast said, "It was our dream to do SM Town when we first debuted".

I guess different generations of stars think differently. Although Fly To The Sky isn't under SM anymore, it's great to see some old "SM Town" love.

source: allkpop

I love SM Town though.. especially when they brought us the LOL-tastic "Seaside" song with Taemin's BingBingBing
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Undisclosed video of teen Kim Hyun-joong to air on MBC's cable channel

Never-before-seen videos of SS501 member Kim Hyun-joong from his teen days will be aired on MBC's cable channel on Friday.

MBC every1 said in a press release on Wednesday that its documentary program "Star: The Secret" will feature the hit idol group member, broadcasting clips of Kim from his rock band days in 2003 as well as pre-debut photographs.

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Source: asiae.co.kr

Of Course There Is FFA Today!

Welcome members new and old to the famous/epik OMNTD Free For All. This is a weekly post where you can post OT comments/questions along with ones that are relevant to the community, as well as make friends with your fellow OMNTD members.

FFA will be posted at 3-4 pm Vancouver time. Need help?

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Sorry bout the lateness bbs, swine flu and debauchery have been plaguing HQ this week.

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Album and Singles Chart for Week 43

Album Chart
1) Leessang - HEXAGONAL [6th Album]
2) SS501 - Rebirth [EP]
3) SHINee - 2009, Year of Us
4) Ivy - The Third Album [3rd Album]
5) Wheesung - Vocolate [6th Album]

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Singles Chart
1) SS501 - Love Like This
2) SHINee - Ring Ding Dong
3) Ivy - Goodbye Tears
4) Leessang - Woman Who Can't Break Up, Man Who Can't Leave (feat. Jung-in)
5) Baek Ji-young - Don't Forget

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Source: asiae.co.kr - 1, 2
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2PM, Super Junior, Shinee etc. to open next month's 'Hope Concert'

The top singers of Korea are going to stand on stage in Busan.

The Busan Association for the Disabled revealed on the 28th that "Super Junior Happy, 2PM, Shinee and others are going to open for the 1st annual Korea 'Hope Concert' held on November 14th in Busan Asiad Stadium.

At the concert, these 3 teams are each going to perform 6 songs, kind of like a semi concert style. This is bringing about a lot of attention from fans.

Stareast, in charge of the ticketing and promotion, has stated, "Because the sponsors want a safe and organized concert, we created a special fan club seating area," they went on to add "The promotion for ticketing is going on in the Stareast entertainment homepage, and we are getting a lot of attention from fans at this time."

Credits: Asia Today (Source); saradah@2oneday (Trans)
source: 2oneday
original source: asiatoday

Leeteuk to lead Boom Academy

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Boom may have joined the army for his mandatory military service, but his legacy will live on as Kang Shim Jang's famous Boom Academy will continue.

Boom Academy is a sort of an entertainment school within Kang Shim Jang which Boom had set up along with Leeteuk and Eunhyuk from Super Junior. Those three would put on a comical show together every week during the show.

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*according to the producer of the show, Leeteuk will carry the responsibility of taking care of Boom Academy.

I thought Wooyoung was part of them too? Omona, who will your choice be to be the new face in Boom Academy?

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Hottests Empty Their Wallets

The 2PM Underground Fan Movement has delivered their bankbook project on the 28th of October to the JYP building.

The bank book project showed 11,000\ in the fans' bank accounts, money that is put aside to purchase 2PM's album. On the front read "This money will be spent on the album with 2PM's Leadja Park Jaebum's Return." On the back read "I <3 JAEBUM."

The underground movement stated that this is the 2nd boycott movement after the CD returns. "We did not physically collect money but this was rather a show of the fans' thoughts and another way to boycott. It's not only Park Jaebum but for a CD with all of the 7 members of 2PM."

The bank book project had participants from all age groups of middle, high school, and college students with 20~30 year old career folks. Student parents, 2AM fans, and international fans also took part by sending their checks in a separate clear case.

The first try had 1,816 checks, with the 2nd garnering 4,376 in the short 12 day trial, collecting over 6,192 total bank accounts. The total amount of "money" collected totals to 68,000, 000 won (5, 700 USD).

The underground movement has stated "What the fans want is not 2PM's leader Park Jaebum's return but for the company to take back Park Jaebum's withdrawal from the group and for the company to protect him, along with the assurance that Park Jaebum will return."

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source: newsen | 2ONEDAY

Thank you hey_insomnia :)
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f(x) new single 'Chu~♡'!!!

f(x) Full-Scale Raid ‘First Single to be Released Early November’

Asia Pop dance Group f(x) will release their first single album “Chu~♡” on November 9th.

Last September f(x) had a successful debut with their digital single ‘LA chA TA’ and has gained a lot of interest due to the member’s exceptional skills and individual unique charm. Also the press from Asia including Korea has acclaimed that, ‘they will change the dominion of girl groups’.

They have been in the spotlight as advertising models one after another, for mobile phones, and sports brands. Also they have received many love calls for various kinds of photo shoots and fashion shows, with a focused interest in fashion, they have given proof that they are the hot icon of Asia of the next generation.

Particularly this single will be f(x)’s first proper release, and the music was composed to show the member’s various talents and musical colors. We highly anticipate the new appearance that f(x) will show to us on stage.

Prior to the release of the single, the title song "Chu~♡” will be released on November 4th through Melon, Dosirak, Cyworld, and various other music portal sites, and it is expected to be successful with a hotter interest from music fans.

f(x) said, “We are happy that we will greet everyone with new music and a new stage. We hope to receive lots of love for our first single album, and we will work much harder to show a cool side.

Source: Newsen
Translation: kellykim10 @ affxtion.com

OMG OMG OMG I CAN'T WAIT, AND THE NEW CONCEPT LOOKS SO CUTE!!11!!!1! Ngl though, I will miss Krystal's gorgeous LaChATa hair ;~;
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Solbi replies to anti fan

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The popular SBS variety show, Kang Shim Jang has thrown up lots of interesting and sometimes sad stories from the 20+ guests who appear on the show weekly. Solbi who has been on the show for the past four episodes, shared a pretty sad story this past Tuesday, 27th October, about her encounter with an anti fan.

Solbi started by saying, "It's very tiring facing all these hate messages."

Having faced lots of anti messages since her debut, Solbi would always play along when fellow artistes "makes fun" of her, but this time, there was no smiles but just tears.

Solbi said, "There was one point when a star had just committed suicide because of hate messages. At this moment, a hate message had surfaced on my Cyworld saying 'Why aren't you dead yet?'. I then replied to this by saying 'Will you be happy if I really disappear?'. But that person became angrier by responding 'Why so sensitive, I was just commenting casually.' Solbi replied again 'Please don't leave hateful comments like this again. Because of your casualness, I might just commit suicide.'

At this point, Solbi couldn't control her emotions as she teared.

Columnist and writer, Kim Tae Hoon consoled Solbi by saying, "I was once hurt by hateful messages as well and then I met Bae Chul Soo. He said something that was very interesting and sincere. 'If it's something that you like, continue to do it till the end. Then those hate messages will disappear by themselves.'

With regards to this, many artistes nodded their heads in approval.

Source: allkpop
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BEAST is not a Group of Amateurs

Beast is no amateur.

With their debut song ‘Bad Girl’ Beast is already popular.

They debuted with a lot of power under Cube Entertainment.

Most of the members come from other parts of stardom, like almost in Big Bang and 2pm shows. But they’ve made a great leap forward that’s shows their strong ability’s and determination. With a good fan base this group will do well.

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Their goal is to win the newcomers award.

Credits: asiae Lumi(sharing) -xmyheart@b2strising(trans)

Korea's latest trend: Calf Reduction Sugery

Attractive calves are desirable to people of all cultures. Unfortunately, thick, short, and overly muscular calves, a condition known as "radish calves" or "radish legs," are more common in Asian women.

A large calf may be considered an aesthetic problem by women who find it awkward to wear certain clothes like short skirts or swimsuits. Bulky calves can also make the legs look shorter, and short height is a common point of employment discrimination in the Orient.

Popular Asian media seems so obsessed with long, thin legs that computer-manipulated ads not uncommonly appear comically distorted.

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Source: asianplasticsurgeryguide, image#1 , image #2
More information on: Oz cosmetic clinic, the grand narrative

For the Calf reduction by muscle resection you need minimun 2 weeks or recovery and may need to relearn how to walk.
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Lee Seung Gi accused of plagiarism

EDIT with more info from sookyeong, a better article. | Previous seoulbeat article posted can be read : here
Mods, sorry for the edit.

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Composer SeongHwan, who also composed singer Tim’s ‘Injured Ankle’, said on 27th October, “Lee Seung Gi’s song ‘Let’s Break Up’ has infringed on the copyrights of the song ‘Injured Ankle’ released in 2007″ submitting his complaint and also documents of evidence in Seoul.

Already there has been some suspicion on 7th October on various portal sites where netizens voiced that the 2 songs have sounded very similar.

Lee Seung Gi’s new song ‘Let’s Break Up’ has caused quite a sensation when he first released it, with the song going up ranks on music charts in just 2 days into its release.

Composer SeongHwan said, “Singer cum actor Lee Seung Gi’s album ‘Shadow’ title song ‘Let’s Break Up’ has infringed more than 4 lines of Tim’s ‘Injured Ankle’. I hereby request for investigation into the case.”

It is known that Lee Seung Gi’s song was composed by Mr Kim and Mr Lee.

SeongHwan then revealed during a phone interview on 28th October saying, “When I first heard Lee Seung Gi’s song, I suspected something. Personally I thought about 16 lines had infringed the copyrights of Tim’s song, but altogether there are 4 lines with copyrights infringed. I sent my concerns to Lee Seung Gi’s company and also to the concerned composers about judging on it and about different variations, but there was no reply, so I decided to lodge a complaint about it.”

He has also decided to file for litigation and also request for royalty fees from KOMCA afterwhich.

But according to the concerned composer Mr Lee of the song ‘Let’s Break Up’, “I have not been contacted by the police yet. But I will be seeking advice from various authorities and officials about it.”

Seong Hwan has written many songs for other kpop singers like Monday Kiz, Park HyunBin, Hwayobi etc.

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Source: sookyeong + nglktshinhwa + Musicfan160