January 13th, 2021

Sana CFM

TOO Halting Promotions Due to CJ ENM Terminating Their Part In Contract

CJ ENM has reportedly abruptly terminated their contract with TOO’s agency n.CH Entertainment.

TOO debuted last year through the Mnet survival program “World Klass,” and CJ ENM’s subsidiary label Stone Music Entertainment partnered up with n.CH Entertainment to manage the group. According to news outlet Newsen, the two companies started the joint project in October 2018, and they agreed to work together for seven years. It was decided that n.CH Entertainment will be in charge of management and promotions, while CJ ENM will take care of the album production and marketing aspects. As a result, they jointly released two albums in April and July last year.

Newsen further reported that after seven months, CJ ENM unilaterally terminated their contract with n.CH Entertainment due to internal restructuring and urged n.CH Entertainment to withdraw from all matters related to TOO. As a result, this put a halt to TOO’s album production, delaying the group’s third album.

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TOO is a 10-member group that was formed by Mnet’s 2019 reality show “World Klass.” They debuted in February 2019 and were managed by both CJ ENM and n.CH Entertainment.

Sources: translated by L.Kim, original by Naver 1, 2
Sana CFM

K-Pop Superstars TWICE Talk 'Eyes wide open’, Growing Together, And More

GRAMMY.com caught up with TWICE—minus Jeongyeon, who is currently on hiatus for health reasons—to learn more about their newest album, Eyes wide open, their ever-developing style and their future goals.

They have more than 10 million cumulative album sales, sold-out tours in Asia and America, including last year's Twicelights at The Forum in Los Angeles and Prudential Center in New Jersey, and an array of releases that regularly top the Korean and Japanese charts.

But ultimately, it's TWICE's individual charms that pull the listener into their world: the brightness of Nayeon's bunny smile, Momo's killer dance moves, Sana's natural sweetness. It's Dahyun's charismatic sense of humor complementing Chaeyoung's bold creativity, Jeongyeon's sultry allure pairing with Jihyo's unrelenting energy, Mina's graceful resilience matching with Tzuyu's elegance and sensitivity. Like a kaleidoscope slowly revealing different shapes and colors, TWICE shine in beautiful detail the more you get to know them as individuals and as a collective unit.

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I cut out a little bit from the interview and some of the summary but the rest can be found at the source!

SOURCE: TÁSSIA ASSIS at Grammy.com
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Shincheonji leader found not guilty of hindering virus effort

A local court on Wednesday acquitted the leader of a minor religious sect of charges of obstructing the government's response to COVID-19 during an outbreak at his church last year.

Lee Man-hee, the 89-year-old founder of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus, was indicted in August on charges of misleading health authorities on the size and locations of the church's gatherings in February, which were blamed for a massive spike in coronavirus cases in the country.

Prosecutors sought a five-year prison sentence and a 3 million won (US$2,738) fine for Lee, saying he mocked the government's authority and obstructed its efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Lee has denied the charges against him.




source: The Korea Times
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Yoo Jae Suk Makes Donation To Provide Feminine Hygiene Products For Teens In Need

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Yoo Jae Suk has once again made a donation that will be used to provide feminine hygiene products for teenagers in need.

On January 13, Park Choong Gwan, the CEO of G Foundation, stated, “On January 11, Yoo Jae Suk donated 50 million won (approximately $45,566) to help provide sanitary pads and other feminine hygiene products to teens in low-income families.” G Foundation is a non-governmental organization that provides aid to those in need, both domestically and internationally.

G Foundation shared that the donation will be used to create hygiene kits that will be distributed to teenagers in low-income families. The kits will include various items such as sanitary pads, feminine cleansers, heating pads, pouches, and a handwritten letter of support. CEO Park Choong Gwan said, “I extend my gratitude to Yoo Jae Suk, who has continued his gracious support from last year. As feminine hygiene products are essential items for every woman, we will continue to do our best to make sure no one suffers hardship due to a lack of supply.”

The previous year, Yoo Jae Suk also donated 50 million won to G Foundation to help provide feminine hygiene products. In addition, he’s recently made donations including 100 million won (approximately $91,130) to the Korea Disaster Relief Association in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.






He, along with the rest of SSAK3, also recently made a donation of 100 million won ($91,000) from the profits from their unit group to UNICEF Korea




source: soompi via naver
Marc Pumkin

Who won at the "Gaon Chart Music Awards"?

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Today was the "10th Gaon Chart Music Awards" hosted by ITZY's Lia and Super Junior's Leeteuk. The show was braodcasted online as there was no audience or performances for the ceremony in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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Sources: Soompi via Naver, photo ITZY Official Twitter
Marc Pumkin

GFriend ask fans to stop sending expensive gifts

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Hakuna Matata! Ain't no spending craze for Buddies anymore!
As Source Music relocated in their new offices and the impossibility to store them, gifts for GFriend will now have to be limited to:

  • Handwritten letters (in a standard envelope) and donation certificates

  • Official schedule meals (at a concert, a fan-meeting or a music show)

  • Official schedule wreaths



Source: GFSquadSubsTwitter via Weverse, photo GFriend Official Twitter

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🍭 BEST OF OMONA 2020! - VOTING POST 🍭


How were the candidates chosen?

  1. The candidates were nominated by you!

  2. The quota we don't really care about quota

  3. Some categories already have their winner, and won't be included; others didn't have any nominations.

  4. we decided to use google form, which means you shouldn't be able to see other people answer until the big announcement. Which is more fun if you ask me.

  5. Links to the posts referenced int he form can be found in the nomination post

  6. Videos for most extra performer are included at the end of this post

  7. Voting ends on the 22nd (Friday) at 11 PM KST / 6 AM PST / 9 AM EST / 2 PM GMT


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Don't forget to vote in the YOUR YEAR IN ENTERTAINMENT 2020! Awards too!

source: Mnet K-POP 1, all the kpop 1, 스브스케이팝 / SBS KPOP, MBCkpop 1, 2, 3, KOCOWA TV, M2, KBS World
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🎬🎤 YOUR YEAR IN ENTERTAINMENT 2020! - VOTING POST 🎬🎤


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1. The candidates were nominated by you!
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3. The quota can be exceeded if there were more than 4 nominations with more than 10 " 1"s or ties.
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Voting ends on the 22nd (Friday) at 11 PM KST / 6 AM PST / 9 AM EST / 2 PM GMT

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Xiao Dejun

NCT MINI ROUNDUP


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Sources: NCT Official Japan, NCT Daily

Faded in my last song recording no sub + Light bulb recording no sub

I love Misfit so much & I'm not even joking. Some days I play this song like 4-5 times... in a row.
Also, my bias list is shifting again and Johnny's been growing on me, but him as a rapper? Yeah... no.