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It was reported that hallyu star Kim Hyun Joong has great love for his fans.
Kim Hyun Joong will hold the first fan meeting of the new year on Jan 21.
This fan-meet will be ticketed but the admission ticket is only priced at 20,000 won.
If it was a small fan meeting, the admission could be free. However, Kim Hyun Joong's fan meeting will be held at the Jamsil Indoor Stadium, which is a large scale venue and can hold more than 7,000 people.
Besides, unlike the usual talk-show style fan-meet, Kim Hyun Joong will sing more than 10 songs, including 'Break Down' from his 1st mini album and the songs from the 2nd mini ablum, 'Lucky', at this fan meeting. It is virtually the same as his solo concert.
Other Korean singers who hold concerts at the Jamsil Indoor Stadium charge admission fees from between 50,000 won and 90,000 won. However the admission fee for Kim Hyun Joong's fan meeting is just 20,000 won and is less than half charged by other singers; the fan meeting is expected to rake in no profit at best, or even make a loss.
Kang In Suk, the director of music enterprise department of Kim's agency, Keyeast, explained that the fan meeting is virtually the same as a small-scale solo concert, but it was brought forward at Kim Hyun Joong's request. It will be a fan service and one that almost makes no money.
This fan meeting was abruptly decided to be held. The fan meeting for Korean fans was arranged as the first schedule (activity) of 2012 because Kim Hyun Joong didn't want to make his Korean fans disappointed by his new year's promotion in Japan.
Kim Hyun Joong's love for his fans is more than just this. One company suggested large amounts of money to promote its product at his fan meeting, but it was refused. The director Kang said it was because Kim Hyun Joong insisted he could not possibly make his fans spend their money for his own interests.
Kim Hyun Joong has been famous as an idol singer with his unique manners and opinions since he started as a member of SS501. Kim Hyun Joong never lost his own unique colour of character and it shows in his great love for fans who (are believed by Kim to) make him the person he is today.
Director Kang praised Kim Hyun Joong and said that from the point of view of the agency, which needs to pursue practical interests, it would leave much to be desired, but as a 'man', he is great.
Meanwhile, it has been reported that Kim Hyun Joong secretly donated $100,000 to the Red Cross and an organization that passes out briquettes. Compared to other celebrities who would use the small amount of donation as a massive self-promotion, Kim Hyun Joong's step is admirable.
As for the head of Kim's agency and the father of Hallyu star, Bae Yong Joon, Kim Hyun Joong's actions is probably going to make Bae tear up for making the agency spend money for Kim's fans.
Kim Hyun Joong‘s provocative performance with the girls of After School is causing quite the stir among netizens.
Singer Kim Hyun Joong put on a special performance at the 2011 SBS Gayo Daejun that took place at the KINTEX in Ilsan on December 29th.
Everyone held their breath as Kim Hyun Joong caressed After School leader Kahi‘s long legs and pulled her in for what seemed would be a kiss.
He then immediately turned to his right and wrapped his arms around Nana‘s waist and leaned his face in towards hers, which drove the fans wild.
The event was hosted by Lee Seung Gi, Song Ji Hyo, along with Girls’ Generation member Yoona, and artists such as B2ST, 2PM, Wonder Girls, KARA, Super Junior, Girls’ Generation, TVXQ, and more put on various never-before seen performances.
Audience members could not look away for even a moment, as the 2011 SBS Gayo Dajun was chock-full of performances including ballad stages, a sexy performance of the top idol divas, and a fierce dance battle between the idol boys.
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Kim Hyun Joong's 'Lucky' (102 982) is ranked 3~5th position.
In addition, Kim Hyun Joong's 'Break Down' is ranked no.6 at '2011 National Album Award', selling 98 342 copies so far. There's a possibility that it can surpass 100 000 copies before the end of this year. In this case, there will be 6 albums that manage to sell over 100 000 copies this year.
Unlike last year, this year, the albums of popular singers such as Big Bang and Kim Hyun Joong have significant impacts
[Note: 98 342 copies of Break Down (Normal Edition)]
Kim Hyun Joong is over the moon because of the pouring CF love calls.
He won recognition as a solo singer since his two recently released mini albums topped various music charts, ranking No. 5 on the World album chart, No.1 on the Biggest jump of American billboard chart and No.1 on the Oricon Important chart.
His activities after his first official solo album release also drew public’s expectation as he actually topped Oricon chart even beating Beyonce and Lady Gaga with the mini album ‘Break Down’
These explosive attention for Kim Hyun Joong continued in the advertising field. Truly the most powerful ’Ad king’, Kim Hyun Joong signed contracts with many brands of cosmetics, clothes, jewelries, snacks, aesthetics and etc. He is also currently having negotiations with brands of alcohol, appliances, and restaurants for advertising contracts.
To tease the fans, who are waiting in anticipation, even further, SBS has aired a short preview featuring behind-the-scenes clips of TVXQ, Girls’ Generation, B2ST, Kim Hyun Joong, and Wonder Girls.
The ’2011 SBS Gayo Daejun’ will air on December 29th at 8:50 PM (KST), and features the tentative line-up of TVXQ, 2PM, Super Junior, 2NE1, Girls’ Generation, Wonder Girls, KARA, B2ST, CNBLUE, F.T. Island, Brown Eyed Girls, T-ara, miss A, f(x), Lee Seung Gi, IU, Kim Hyun Joong, After School, MBLAQ, INFINITE, Dal Shabet, Boyfriend, A Pink, B1A4, SECRET, 4minute, G.NA, SISTAR, Davichi, K.Will, TEEN TOP, Rainbow, and U-KISS.
Original link: www.lovecoal.org
Note: The Bureau of Love Briquette is a well-known non-governmental charity organisation in Korea.
Translated by: @heneciajin (thx for sharing!)
Edited by: OKT @OnlyKHJtimes
This little story was shared by the Bureau of Love Briquette on their blog today:
Early last November, a person came here and handed us a white envelope from Kim Hyun Joong.
At first, I thought I saw it was 5 million won, but when I looked closely into the envelope again, I realised it was actually 50 million won. We were shocked by the amount and so questioned him in detail. He said that Kim Hyun Joong was deeply touched by what he saw during his briquette donation last year (OKT: remember when he personally delivered the pieces?) he promised that he would do it again this year. But he was too busy to do it again this time because of his overseas schedule.
So he was really sorry about that and he promised to take part in the delivery next year. He asked us to distribute the 50 million won to those senior citizens who live alone and in poor neighbourhoods. Also, he asked us not to say anything to the media about this donation so we couldn't post this story on our homepage. But today, there was a news article out. Maybe the Red Cross revealed it.
I was thinking since the story was out already, I wanted to post it here too.
Kim Hyun Joong's beautiful coal donation will be delivered well. I wish that we would be able to deliver it together with him next year..
It has been reported that Kim Hyun Joong has secretly donated 100 million won to help people in need.
On December 26, a spokesperson for the Red Cross reported that Kim donated 50 million won to the Red Cross in early November before his concert tour in Japan.
Kim also donated 50 million won to the Briquette Delivery of Love. After secretly donating total 100 million won, he went to Japan for his two-week concert tour.
A spokesperson for the Red Cross said, “In early or mid-November, Kim’s manager visited us without any previous notice and donated 50 million won to help people in need. He asked us not to let other people know about this.”
Regarding this, a spokesperson for Keyeast, Kim’s agency, said, “Because he did it personally, we didn’t know about it. We think he just didn’t want to make a big deal out of it.”
Kim has been very popular in this year, releasing two mini albums and ranking first in domestic music charts and TV music programs. He is also releasing a single album in Japan through Universal Japan on January 25 next year. He is already receiving attention from the Japanese music scene and advertising industry.
Kim is holding a fan meeting in Seoul in January next year, and then, he is going to start performing and promoting his first Japanese single album
There was a gathering on Kim Hyun Joong's "Lucky" album Launching, produced by Warner Music Indonesia, on December 18th, in FX Mall Jakarta, Indonesia. We're so excited, coz finally we can get the album easily in Indonesia ^_^
Music Bank 2011 year-end special! Early in the morning, we were greeted with the bad news that Henecians won’t be allowed entry because they cancelled the arrangement to allow fan clubs to enter, due to a strike by KBS workers. As such, only people with tickets are allowed entry… this is a sad news because this means a lot of Henecians won’t be able to enter, and HJ won’t have loud cheers later on during his performance….
I was at KBS broadcasting station at about 2.30pm, slightly early because I was bored in the Guesthouse. Dyane and Camy went shopping on their own, since they aren’t fans. I thought I’ll be alone but I met some Taiwanese KHJ fans there so we spent some time chatting and catching up with each other. Told them to go to Sadang outlet for Jaksal Chicken later instead… kekeke I hope they saw wuri HJ? ^^
Anyway, the unnies came later on and we made our way inside after showing the tickets.
Enjoyed the show very much! Hyun Joong was having rehearsals before the actual live show. While waiting he stood around and as usual, his body swaying to some music in his head. ^^ While it was his turn, he did a run and went off backstage. Afterwards all the stars came out again to start the show. Shy Hyun Joong once again stood at the side near the back, not talking to anyone at first, until Super Junior came out and he started chatting with them, plus some members from Secret. (I don’t know their names)
I guess everyone already watched Hyun Joong’s performance on TV… I think the music is a lil soft for his part and it doesn’t fit the manly image that Breakdown is to portray…. Still, I enjoyed his performance very much. It has been rather long since I watch a performance of his live, since I missed out MAMA and all. Seeing him perform Breakdown yesterday brings back a lot of good memories of seeing him performing live… I realised as well just how much I miss the Hyun Joong on the stage. I’m really so happy to be able to watch this performance yesterday.
Saw other stars as well; CN Blue, BEAST, A Pink, F(x), Secret, Super Junior, GNA, SISTAR… quite happy because I’ve not seen CN Blue before. Their live was great! I like the songs they sang yesterday ^^
Afterwards, unnie passed her present to HJ. We were thinking it might be hard t0 pass it because there are too many fans outside and the situation is quite messy. But HJ, hehe thankyou~ ^^ He was in the car, and when he saw us, he rolled down his window further to say hi and reached out to take the present. People behind were getting excited and pushing (they are not HJ fans I think but just general KPOP fan girls who want to see every idol) so HJ said “be careful” with that familiar worried expression and slowly weaved through the crowd to leave safely.
Afterwards, ahlia unnie and I decided on Ilsan Jaksal for dinner, because I haven’t been to that outlet yet and I have a present to pass to Hyun Joong’s mom. So after thinking very very very very hard…… we decided to go Ilsan. (haha! anyway there’s always another time keke)