April 15th, 2019


Burning Sons weekend news round-up

Jun Won Corporation responds to reports of embezzlement and owning Burning Sun

Jun Won Corporation has issued a statement in response to reports suspecting the company of embezzlement.

Jun Won Corporation is the company that previously manged Le Méridien Hotel, where Burning Sun is located. It was reported that Jun Won Corporation invested around 1.2 billion won (approximately $1,077,810) into Burning Sun.

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Sources: Naver (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6), MBC News via Soompi (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

y'all some yg stans caping yg tho, it's just...not it.
purple hair fairy

BTS Achieves Perfect All-Kill With “Boy With Luv”

BTS has taken over the charts with their newest release!

On April 15 at 7:30 a.m. KST, their song “Boy with Luv” featuring Halsey achieved a perfect all-kill on iChart. This is the group’s second perfect all-kill following “Fake Love” in 2018, and they are the first artists in 2019 to get a perfect all-kill.

A perfect all-kill (PAK) is when the song is in first place on the major realtime and daily charts (Melon, Genie, Bugs, Mnet, Naver, and Soribada), as well as first place on Flo’s realtime charts and on Instiz’s iChart’s realtime and weekly charts.

Congratulations to the group on the amazing achievement!

source: soompi

Kings of youtube, physical sales and Digital numbers too! This comeback has been so amazing so far!

Film about Sewol ferry disaster wins box office

A Korean film about the tragic Sewol ferry sinking rose to the top spot of the weekend box office with the approach of the disaster's fifth anniversary, data showed Monday.

"Birthday" sold 231,089 tickets from Friday to Sunday for a cumulative total of 761,807, according to the data from the Korean Film Council (KOFIC).

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I can't believe it's been 5 years

source: Yonhap News & EonTalk

Song Hye-kyo signs with Wong Kar-wai's film studio

South Korean actress Song Hye-kyo has signed a contract with a Chinese film studio founded by famous director Wong Kar-wai as a step to working more broadly in the world's most populous country, local media reported Monday.

According to the report by Xinhuanet, while attending the Hong Kong Film Awards on Sunday the actress said that she had joined Hong Kong-based production company Jet Tone Films.

"After signing this contract, I believe that I will cooperate with more outstanding Chinese-language directors and actors in the future," Song was quoted as saying.

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source: Yonhap News
d.o. ☆call me baby comeback.

Xiumin to Host Fanmeet at Jamsil Arena Before Enlistment + Exo Member SM Station Song

Fanmeet is on May 4th @ Jamsil. Tickets and global packages on sale soon.

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source: Naver via Oh_mes | @smtownstation 1 2

"Arthdal Chronicles" to explore fabled, first monarchy on Korean Peninsula

Forget Song Joong-ki being stylishly outfitted in "Descents of the Sun" and Jang Dong-gun in gentle tuxedo in "A Gentleman's Dignity."

They will appear in ragged animal skins, barefooted and dirt-coated from head to toe in cable network tvN's big budget (40 billion won) drama "Arthdal Chronicles."

Their stunning transformation came to light on Friday through the drama's 15-second teaser video.

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source: The Korea Times & tvN DRAMA
d.o. ☆call me baby comeback.

Short Film Series Staring IU Now Available on Netflix

SYNOPSIS of the shorts:

Love Set – directed by Lee Kyung-mi, tells a story of two ladies’ heated tennis play.

Collector – directed by Im Pil-sung, Lee plays an utterly attractive young woman who makes every man she dates pour their hearts out to her.

Kiss Burn – directed by Jeon Go-woon, is about a girl’s cheeky revenge against her friend’s patriarchal father.

Walking at Night – directed by Kim Jong-kwan, shines light on a couple’s innermost feelings during their dreamlike rendezvous.

Have you watched the 4 short films? Thoughts?

source: HALLYU Global

Inside BTS’s “Celestial” Saturday Night Live Performance

Singer-songwriter Melanie Fontana has worked with South Korean boy band BTS for about a year, ever since she co-wrote its lead 2018 single “Euphoria”—but until recently, she had never met the seven-member outfit in person. That changed last week, when Fontana prepared to perform with the band on the stage of Studio 8H—an experience from which she still has not quite recovered. As Fontana put it in an interview Monday: “I don’t even think having a baby one day would be as awesome as that feeling.”

On Saturday night, the K-pop superstars performed one song from 2017, “Mic Drop,” and one tune off their latest album, “Boy with Luv”—co-written by Fontana, a veteran whose résumé includes work for acts like Britney Spears, the Chainsmokers, and Justin Bieber. Her first song for BTS was “Euphoria,” which wound up being the lead single on their 2018 album Love Yourself: Answer; Fontana later contributed two tracks to this year’s Map of the Soul: Persona. Fontana’s BTS compositions are written in English before being converted into Korean. But despite the language barrier, she found herself forming a connection with the band’s members when she met them for the first time while rehearsing for S.N.L.

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source: Vanity Fair

imagine being so loved that a studio puts in new flooring just to aide your 4 minute performance. also i'd love to know what they discussed re the mma

BLACKPINK to Hold a Japanese Dome Tour

On April 15, YG Entertainment announced that BLACKPINK would be holding a Japanese dome tour this winter. Notably, BLACKPINK will be only the second K-pop girl group ever to hold a dome tour in Japan (following TWICE, who held their first Japanese dome tour this spring).

BLACKPINK will be performing at the Tokyo Dome on December 4, 2019; the Kyocera Dome on January 4 and 5, 2020; and the Fukuoka Yahuoku! Dome on February 22, 2020.

Source: Soompi 1 2