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KIM HYUN JOONG (김현중) ♪リダ♪~Timing Korean Ver


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Published on Apr 29, 2014

最近の取材写真より、僕は生きているのはのCDに収録されていたIDさんのTimin­gにのせて・・・。


 

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  • The album is filled with fast-beated passionate music that matches summer & 6 concepts of jacket photos, each showing different personality.
  • Tower Records ranking <Daily Preorder 4/29> KimHyunJoong’s “Hot Sun” at no. 3,4,8,9 タワレコ ランキング〈デイリー予約 4/29〉 10位以内に「Hot Sun」が4つ!!^ ^ KimHyunJoong “Hot Sun”(No.3,4,8,9)

 

 

 


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“Highest level of completeness”… Kim Hyun Joong’s Japan comeback in June as a singer


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  • Acc. to Nikkan Sports, HJ’s new JP album is unconventional even from the album jacket, & we’ll be able to see HJ’s unique make-up / get-up.
  • “Hot Sun” is a passionate rock genre that matches the summer. Produced by Steven Lee who also produced HJ’s Japan debut song ‘Lucky Guy’.
  • HJ: “I’m happy to go to Japan again after a long time. Among the songs I’ve shown so far, the new song shows the highest level of completeness (in quality). Please look forward to it a lot.”

 

 


[News] Kim Hyun Joong to make a Japanese comeback this June – 2014.04.28


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April 28, 2014 @ 8:30 pm

Those of you who’ve been waiting for Kim Hyun Joong to return to his singer roots will be glad to hear that he will be making a Japanese comeback on June 18!

SEE ALSO: Kim Hyun Joong reveals he dated in secret a year ago + remains firm on his stance that he will never go public with a relationship

 Japanese media outlet Sankei Sports stated on the 28th, “Kim Hyun Joong will release his new song ‘Hot Sun’ on June 18, making his comeback in one year in Japan.”

According to the report, “Hot Sun” is a rock number produced by Steven Lee. The other double title track “Timing” also includes a rap featuring by AAA’s Mitsuhiro Hidaka. The album will come with plenty of options for you to choose from including a regular edition and five limited editions.

He will also greet Japanese fans before the release at the ‘Generation of Youth’ event in Pacifico Yokohama on May 31.

 


[News] Kim Hyun Joong Just Wants To Be Taken Seriously – 2014.04.28


Source/Credit:  Korean Drama Stars

BY Julie Jones | Apr 28, 2014 10:26 AM EDT

With the release of his latest album “Breakthrough” and his role as the street fighter Shin Jung Tae in “Inspiring Generation,” Kim Hyun Joong has successfully completed the transformation he was after. He no longer looks or acts like the flower boy his fans remember.

After a few flower boy roles threatened to define him as an actor, he was eager to change his image. No matter how many fans he acquired as the sensitive Ji Hoo in “Boys Over Flowers” or the boy Jung So Min crushed on in “Playful Kiss,” he did not want to be stereotyped as an actor. And he felt the flower boy image was no longer appropriate for someone of his age.

“I am 28 years old now so I probably shouldn’t be called an idol anymore,” he said. “I want show my maturity, whether I do so through my personality or music. I’m looking forward to presenting a more manly image.”

He was so eager to present a new image that he thought about quitting acting if he could not succeed at portraying a different kind of character.

“I think acting well means playing the right role for your age,” he recently told the Chosun Ilbo.

After presenting a more macho image for his album, complete with shorter hair, black leather jackets and tattoos, he landed the role of the 1930s street fighter in the drama “Inspiring Generation.” He considered the role a test case. If he could ace this kind of role, he could succeed as an actor. He immersed himself in the role and was so determined to succeed in portraying the tragic character that he dreamt about him.

He did such a convincing job of playing a man who was both physically and emotionally scarred that he may have succeeded in erasing his flower boy image. Almost every episode involved Shin Jung Tae in a brawl or a fight, leaving him covered with makeup to simulate blood and bruises. Since the drama has ended and he has not yet quit acting, viewers can assume that the actor was as satisfied with his transformation as they were.

What kind of role is in his future?

“I’m looking at several scripts right now, but I don’t want to make a decision yet,” he said. “As I have given all I had into my latest project, I want to take a while to rest and start again when I’m fully recharged and full of passion.”

Which character of his is your favorite? Let us know.

 

 


[English Translation] Excerpts from KIM HYUN JOONG (김현중)’s Interviews after IG


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  • So bored that I end up browsing through HJ’s articles & gorgeous pics from the past weeks.. Miss him! 

  • HJ: Instead of saying “He’s cool,” I’d be happy if people can be strengthened when they watch my acting. Do I want to become Superman? Haha.
  • HJ: Instead of saying “He’s cool,” I’d be happy if people can be strengthened when they watch my acting. Do I want to become Superman? Haha.
  • HJ: There was one time I felt sorry to Ok Ryeon (Jin Se Yeon). In a kiss scene, Ok Ryeon was crying but I accidentally called ‘Gaya!’ by mistake. After hearing that, Ok Ryeon’s tears stopped. I felt very sorry, so I sent a message to JSY. Ah, at that time it was my first time sending a message to her. I wrote it with formal speech, “I’m sorry. I ruined the emotional scene”… (laugh). Fortunately Se Yeon has a good personality, she has a pleasant/amiable personality that makes other people feel good. She’s a pretty and nice girl.
  • HJ: “I also have thoughts about acting in a movie. But I still don’t have eyes for movie scenario to know what’s interesting or not. There are some scripts I’m reading. If there’s an opportunity, I also want to try filming a movie. I’m still lacking and have a lot to learn before I can be a lead character, so I want to learn step by step by acting as a small character first.”

    About what role he wants to do,
    “If the scenario is good, I want to challenge it no matter how small the role is. The role I want to challenge in the future is a ‘humanly’ character. Like the drama ‘Ruler of Your Own World’, I want to act in a story about the lives of real people that are likely to be in the surroundings. It will be good if there is a drama that can tell a message about people who live realistically like an ordinary family.”

 

 

 

 


VOTE for KIM HYUN JOONG: Most Popular Male Actor @50th Paeksang Arts Awards


THANKS @kelemama for your detailed  Voting Guide ……………………….

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  • Pretties, here’s how we can vote for Hyun Joong in the 50th Paeksang Arts Awards! Only Android users, dl this app~

 

Under TV/MALE category, search for Kim Hyun Joong and click vote.

You’ll be asked to login via facebook.

After which you’ll be brought to this payment page.

You can purchase 5 votes per payment. This amount is in SGD. Price vary for each country.

Confirm your purchase.

You’ll get this confirmation notice.

Now you’ll get 5 votes out of 10 as each day you can vote 10 times. You can buy another 5 votes again.

Go back to the voting page n select TV/MALE category n click on HJ to vote.

Verify your vote

Vote confirmation

As of 01:05AM KST, HJ is at 7th place~

 

 

 

 

 


KIM HYUN JOONG (김현중)’s 4th Mini-Album: HOT SUN


Kim Hyun Joong to release new Japanese single in June, world tour in July

Source/Credit:  http://starhallyu.com

A year since the previous album release, Kim Hyun Joong’s 4th Japanese single ‘Hot Sun’ will be released on 18th June and is expected to visit Japan in May. Kim Hyun Joong expressed “This time I want to show everyone singer Kim Hyun Joong”.

The new song is produced by Steven Lee, Kim Hyun Joong revealed that “This song is of the best quality so far”. Another title song ‘Timing’ is a collaboration between Kim Hyun Joong and Japanese group AAA.

Song List as follows :
1. Hot Sun
2. Timing
3. Good-Bye
4. B.I.N.G.O

The 4th single album will be available in limited edition (5versions) and normal edition (6 versions). Besides releasing new album, Kim Hyun Joong will also hold a concert in Seoul on 28th June and is expected to start his world tour from July onwards.


 

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  • Over a yr after Tonight, Kim Hyun Joong 4th Jap Single [Hot Sun] 18 June 2014 in 6 versions ^^ 
  • Kim Hyun Joong 4th Jap Single [Hot Sun] ^^ Draws for special events… fansign, clear folder, note book(?), bracelet
  • Kim Hyun Joong 4th Jap Single [Hot Sun] translated info on Special Event 1 ^^ Credit: 爱贤21度C from weibo
    Original source: http://datv.jp/shopping/user_data/packages/default/page/khj_4th_single.php
    Credit: 爱贤21度C from weibo
    特典①:购买全6种版本,抽取参加14年夏天在全国5大城市(予定:仙台、东京、名古屋、大阪、福冈)举行的「签名会」、「Bracelet授予会」※应 募的时候,请选择希望参加「签名会」OR「Bracelet授予会」※「Bracelet授予会」是金贤重本人亲自给当选者佩戴手镯。 Special Event ①: Buy all six versions to participate in draws for ‘Fansign’ event, or ‘Bracelet give-out’ event, held during 2014 summer in five cities (tentatively: Sendai, Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Fukuoka) ※ During application, please select your wish to participate in ‘Fansign’ event, or ‘Bracelet give-out’ event ※ Kim Hyun Joong will personally put the bracelets on for participants during ‘Bracelet give-out’ event.
  • Special event 2 is a choice of clear folder/booklet(diary?) to be applied with coupons from any 3 of the 6 versions


Kim Hyun Joong will appear in JiangSu TV’s ‘Take You to Stars’


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JiangSu TV’s new variety show ‘Take You to Stars’ featured Bae Yong Joon and Kim Soo Hyun in their first episode. Kim Hyun Joong who is under the same agency, will be featured on the upcoming episode of ‘Take You to Stars’.

According to JiangSu TV, this time round, Kim Hyun Joong will not talk about singing and only talk about acting. He brought MCs to Inspiring Generation’s filming site and revealed what’s going on before and behind scenes of the drama. This will be first time for Chinese media to visit the filming of Korean drama.

Source : StarHallyu

 


[Pexers Write-Ups] Inspiring Generation: Kim Hyun Joong’s Make or Break Drama


Author:  AprilStarr/ Pexers Write-Ups on FB


How many of us knew how important Inspiring Generation drama was to Hyun Joong? Perhaps, for most of us, it is just a drama, that came after City Conquest,the almost dead, half dead or just in hibernation drama. If we were frustrated and disappointed, what more with Hyun Joong? Though he had brushed it off as an expensive practice (for him), we would have settled for any piece of work as long it is flavored with HJ essence. Okay we had BFF as some kind of appetizer. But then some are even saying he should just do a light drama, a rom com, where he can just enjoy without the usual hassles.

Did you think HJ will have gone that way? No sir, its got to be a challenging one. The harder,the better? Being Shin Jung Tae was such a demanding role that we can guess why the two other actors declined to accept it. IG was a story of love,betrayal and hardships. We didn’t suspect it was going to be an emotionally highly charged one with a lot of action where Hyun Joong did not have a double, and scenes shot in the dead of winter in different locations.

No wonder HJ’s co-stars were all praises for his fighting prowess born out of instructions taken on the set. By the way, the actor who was Old Man Fly, the most vocal of them, worked with HJ in an earlier drama, Can love Be Refilled.  Though they knew his being a dancer (and athlete, may I add) gave him an advantage, still that was no easy feat of getting hit and beaten through all the fighting sequences.

Given the dual emotional and action filled aspect (from fist fighting to martial arts) of the IG drama, made Hyun Joong admit it was draining and exhausting to the point he said he cannot make it if there was an episode 25.

But more than the harsh nature of this drama was an ultimatum he placed on his acting career. “If people do not acknowledge me in this work, I am finished with acting”,  he forthrightly revealed in one of his interviews. To make a long story short,IG is his make or break drama.

It was no empty threat, but he made sure he immersed fully into the Shin Jung Tae persona.  Kim Hyun Joong is not someone who will sabotage his own success.  KHJ had to disappear for three months that he had to find him later, when the dust he kicked around settled in IG, by breaking free of all traces of his drama character.

Was HJ satisfied with his performance? He said he exerted his best efforts of which we all have seen.  There is no denying that after IG, HJ was reborn from the pretty boy to an action star.

Until the next time he sets another goal, a higher bar to reach for.


[Info] KIM HYUN JOONG (김현중) 4th Single “HOT SUN” to be Released on June 18


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【予約】キム・ヒョンジュン / 「Hot Sun」全6形態セット datv.jp/shopping

신곡..(Track List)

  1. 「Hot Sun」
  2. 「Timing」
  3. 「Good-Bye」
  4. 「B.I.N.G.O」

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HJ’s new single album to be released June 18,「Hot Sun」is produced by Steven Lee. It’s a Rock song & is said to be HJ’s best quality so far.

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Album promotion expected 5 major cities.: Sendai, Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Fukuoka, JP [개최지] 전국 5 대 도시 (예정 : 센다이, 도쿄, 나고야, 오사카, 후쿠오카)

 

Credit:  DeannaDsc on FB

 

Kim Hyun Joong 6/18 release 4th Single “Hot Sun” buyer applicants! ! http://datv.jp/shopping/user_data/packages/default/page/khj_4th_single.php … “autograph session”, “bracelet handing Meeting”! !
「サイン会」「ブレスレットお渡し会」!! credit: @chikiyumi



[Info] A chance for Hyun Joong to answer your questions!


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A chance for Hyun Joong to answer your questions! Join in 《带你看星星》event now.

Login to weibo and click on this link —> http://www.weibo.com/p/1008086ea429d6b615d2194d273ef4875e8461

At the conversation box, place this hashtag >> #我想问问金贤重# << and type in questions you like to ask Hyun Joong.  

Tutorial to join 《带你看星星》 event.

 

Weibo Hot Topic No.21 is #我想问问金贤重# (I like to ask Kim Hyun Joong). Join the event and push it to No.1 now~!

Lead/Tip: JSTV 《带你看星星》, Kim Hyun Joong decodes Korean dramas on/off-screen, bringing to you Korea’s drama assets in layman! Start off with #我想问问金贤重# and post your questions on weibo, Yoon Jihoo may just answer your questions!

导语:江苏卫视《带你看星星》,金贤重解密韩剧的台前幕后,带你科普韩国电视产业!现在以#我想问问金贤重#为开头,发布微博提问,尹智厚可能就会回答你的问题喔!

So, please keep your questions related to Hyun Joong’s drama or activities, do not ask personal or unrelated questions


[Pexers Write-Ups] It Had To Be You KIM HYUN JOONG


Author:  AprilStarr / Pexers Write-Ups ion FB

IT HAD TO BE YOU KIM HYUN JOONG

I’ve looked at the black velvety skies
where stars in their galaxy outshine each other
with their blinding glow of fame
To them I’ve held temporary attraction
Till you came along with little to offer me
Yet there is something I began to see
A glimpse of a hard earned bright future
propelled by guts and determination
You’ve won me over and over

Though you’ve had your flaws
and moments of imperfection
I only looked the other way
There were times I even walked away
Only to find I’m back to stay
Do not ask why
I don’t know what to say
Others just wouldn’t do
For everything you are
and everything you will be
Is what I like about you
Now I know,

It had to be you

Thanks to Michael Buble,et al for the inspiration

 


[Fanmade Video] KIM HYUN JOONG (김현중) – Inspring Age Real Action Classic


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Kim Hyun-joong Sheds Nice Guy Image in Latest Gangster Drama – 2014.04.26


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 Kim Hyun-joong Sheds Nice Guy Image in Latest Gangster Drama

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Singer Kim Hyun-joong made his acting debut in 2009 in “Boys Over Flowers” but has since appeared in just two more dramas, including KBS’s “Inspiring Generation,” which ended its 24-episode run on April 3.

As a result, not many people consider him a serious actor and he is only remembered for the nice-guy role he played in “Boys Over Flowers.” 

Desperate to proving his potential as an actor, Kim revealed a more masculine side in his latest role. As he wanted to play a manly character, he accepted the role to show what he was capable of. Then he became “immersed in the role,” he said.

He played the role of a young gangster in the 1930s in glamorous Shanghai. The character was essentially a tragic one — a man who grew up without his parents and who lost his only sister because he had no money to treat her after she got sick.

After learning about the truth behind his father’s death, however, the character finds a new reason to live. He is determined to take revenge on those behind his father’s death, but in the process ends up losing the woman he loves. Despite this tragedy in his private life, he inspires trust and friendship from those who follow him.

Kim said he put everything into the role as he had virtually decided to quit acting if he failed to deliver a good performance. This ultimately became an obsession, and one that frequently invaded his dreams. Fortunately, he learned a lot from playing the role and found how well he could do in the action genre, he said.

“I think acting well means playing the right role according to your age,” said Kim. “I’m looking at several scripts right now, but I don’t want to make a decision yet. As I have given all I had into my latest project, I want to take a while to rest and start again when I’m fully recharged and full of passion.”

http://english.chosun.com / Apr. 26, 2014 08:17 KST


[Tweet Updates] BYJ Mentions KHJ at Tonight’s JiangSu TV’s Variety Show – 2014.05.25


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《带你看星星》Ep1 BYJ talks about Hyun Joong: (HP recorded, a lot of background noise)

 

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HJ gets mentioned from 48:08-49:32 Via Jiangsu TV’s official channel

 

BYJ mentioned when he saw HJ for the first time, HJ asked if he was happy. At the time he didn’t really answer the question, but he thought it was a profound question. Though he thought HJ was downcast at the time, he saw his passion and decided to work with him. That they might both be happy, he decided to work with him. (?)

 


[Photos] KIM HYUN JOONG (김현중) Tweet Updates – 2014.04.25


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지난 주말 ‘대니간성성’ 녹화 사진… baike.baidu.com

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Khj will appear in JiangSu TV’s variety show ‘带你看星星’. BYJ and KSH will make appearance too.

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First Ep of <带你看星星> tonight seems to be Kim Soo Hyun and Bae Yong Jun..

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김현중 “그냥 미쳐서 연기했어요” newspim.com

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7월부터 월드투어..According to the article, Kim Hyun Joong`s world tour will start from July…

 

 

 

 


[Pexers Write-Ups] What is Right for Hyun Joong May Not Be Right for Others


Auhtor:  AprilStarr / Pexers Write-Ups on FB

Kim Hyun Joong is nearing 28 (29 Korean age) in 47 days and already has a lengthy resume to his credit -various awards for his dance music, albums, concerts, OST, 3 and one fourth dramas (let’s include City Conquest), clothes model, beauty products, food and credit card indorser, wax figure for a Madam Tussaud’s museum.  He has one year before reaching one full decade in showbiz and already his plans for career growth are in place waiting for their execution.

On the personal level he has real estate properties and chicken restaurant business, he is a certified scuba diver, soccer athlete, golf player, philanthropist, cartoonist and maybe other talents waiting to be tapped.

How did this man get this far yet has remained courteous and humble, appreciative and happy in his work?

Every dyed-in-the-wool fan of his know the story – how he loves his music but not school (not that he lacks abilities), that he left the comfort and safety of home to prove a point, took odd jobs here and there, was discovered not to be a musician but to be a dancer-singer.

He was the blacksheep of the family that made really, really good. Did he ever imagine himself, when he just started in showbiz, going this far?  He is silent on that but he tells us now that there was no moment he regretted the life directions he took.

His take on this career that came to him one day was as strong as his willingness to show what he’s got.  He didn’t have the tough guy nickname for nothing. What he doesn’t have yet, to learn it by hook or by crook. From singing-dancing to acting, were not God-given talents of his but skills achieved by hard work full of determination.

Can his story serve as model for those who want to heed the luring call of entertainment, the exotic and glamorous world of the stars?

His advice is to not to leave school for he has tasted the stigma of being a school dropout.  He himself returned to school and finished his secondary education. Though he went on to try the university it seemed his busy schedule would not permit regular attendance. Not to worry, even the famous Steven Spielberg, director of blockbuster and multi-awarded films in Hollywood completed his course 35 years after starting college at California State University.

Hyun Joong’s path is not for the faint hearted nor those easily discouraged.


1080p Kim Hyun Joong (Eng Sub) OST song 투신의 탄생 (Inspiring Generation) Fan made 2


ITS BEEN A HARD LONG WEEK FOR ME, YOU GUYS KNOW WHATS GOING ON IN SOUTH KOREA. I BEEN VERY SAD BUT MAKING MY VIDEOS HELP ME A BIT. PLEASE KEEP PRAYING FOR ALL THOSE FAMILIES AND PARENTS FOR THEIR LOVE ONES. 😥 💐 ALSO PLEASE THANK ALL THE WORKER AND DIVERS WHO HAS BEEN WORKING NON STOP.


[Pexers Write-Ups] To All the Girls He Loved Before


Author:  AprilStarr/Pexers Write-Ups on FB

 

With special thanks to Willie Nelson whose lyrics I have borrowed and gave new twist

To all the girls he loved before
They came one day into his life
He is glad they did
as he embraced and kissed them
they all helped him grow

To HB to find married life can be a learning period and fun

To Jandi for getting out of his shell and face the adult world well

To Oh Hani on how to be more human and be caring towards others

To Uee for conquering the fears of diving and mother-in- law to be

To Gaya for the joys of a first love and to be strong in facing the unfamiliar situations

To Ok Ryeon for the joys of being so loved and being able to return the feelings

But the winds of change are always blowing
Blows him away to the next drama or show
and find another girl, another love
Till then, he owes the girls a lot
though they may also find other loves
he will never forget
the girls he loved before

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[Fancam] Cute HJ interactions with codi – 2014.04.03


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03042014 Cute HJ interactions with codi: on the last day of filming for IG Sorry a little shaky

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Rewatched dozen times! Cody noona teased HJ by poking his face when he yawned. HJ turned his face away. Cute!


[Star Shooting Sketch] (김현중) KIM HYUN JOONG – Lotte DFS Star Magazine


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[Interview Snippet] KIM HYUN JOONG (김현중) – “After becoming a celebrity I changed a lot, right now I’m happy.”


 

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Kim Hyun Joong, “After becoming a celebrity I changed a lot, right now I’m happy.” star.ohmynews.com

HJ: When I dwell on popularity, ratings or money, I became stressful and I felt unhappy. After I laid them all down, I became very happy.