By: Jonathan Hicap
Updated May 5, 2017, 1:46 PM
Hallyu star Kim Hyun Joong held his first fan meeting since being discharged from the army.
At the gathering, he apologized to fans for recent controversies.
The actor and singer pushed through with the event called “Anemone” at the Olympic Hall in Seoul despite that he was involved in a drunk driving incident in March.
Days before the fan meeting, prosecutors filed a summary indictment on April 25 against the star seeking to fine him 2 million won (R88,612) for driving under the influence in which he was caught asleep behind the wheel at an intersection in Seoul. His agency accepted the penalty.
At the start of the fan meeting, Kim Hyun Joong sang “Words I Want to Say” and “Please.”
He then talked to fans and apologized, telling them he’s “sorry to disappoint you again.”
Kim Hyun Joong said he was afraid and embarrassed for meeting fans soon after the recent controversy but explained that if he didn’t hold the event that day, it would take a long time before he would be able to meet fans again.
During the program, he also performed “Thank You,” “Let Me Be The One,” “I’m Your Man,” and “Unbreakable.”
He also answered questions written by fans before the start of the fan meeting.
One fan from Singapore who went to the event wrote on her blog that “even with all the scandals and issues surrounding his personal life, I choose to stay as a fan.”
“Weirdly enough, there was not even once where I felt of not staying on. And I felt that most of us now are old fans of HJ who has stayed with him through the ups and downs, which make us feel even tighter with HJ i our hearts. I’m sure HJ would feel the same way towards us, fans as well,” wrote Babyvfan.
Kim Hyun Joong revealed there are no planned activities in Korea for him just yet but he will hold the tour “Inner Core” in Japan in June.
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Kim Hyun Joong Will Soon Return With A Japan Tour
Kim Hyun Joong met up with his 4000 fans last April 29. On it, he personally talked about the controversial things that he went through this past few months. Though, the highlight of the event was when he shared his comeback plans this year.
According to Koreaboo, Kim Hyun Joong opened up to his fans his personal thoughts about his issues from his ex-girlfriend’s case to his latest drunk driving incident. Then, he revealed his Japan tour this coming June.
“I don’t have any plans for promoting in Korea yet. First, I’ll be doing a tour of Japan in June. From now on, I won’t disappoint you,” Kim Hyun Joong said during the fan meeting. “I’m going to spend my days doing good deeds. Regardless of others’ perceptions of me, I will gradually progress. I hope you all support me,” he continued.
Kim Hyun Joong definitely disappointed his fans during the darkest days of his career. But everyone kept believing him, these people are those who attended the fan meeting. This is also why he personally asked their forgiveness during it.
On the other hand, SS501 other former members Kim Kyu Jong and Heo Young Saeng were also spotted on Kim Hyun Joong’s fan meeting as reported by Soompi. The guys definitely showed support for their band mates turning over of a new leaf.
With SS501’s disbandment in 201, Kim Hyun Joong remained well loved by Kyu Jong and Young Saeng. They showed it when they appeared on “Anemone” at Seoul’s Olympic Hall last April 29. They notably were to be on stage but they left already. Hence, the singer joked that they only updated their Instagram and went home.
Meanwhile, KeyEast Entertainment also has revealed Kim Hyun Joong’s new single release on June 6. It will coincide with his ‘Inner Core’ Japan Tour starting this June 2017.
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訂正していただけました❣ タワーレコード全店K-POPアルバム週間チャート(2015/6/29～7/5) 第2位キムヒョンジュン「The Best Of KIM HYUN JOONG」 http://news.kstyle.com/m/article.ksn?articleNo=2024018&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter …Hope correct ❣ Tower Records stores k-pop album weekly chart (6 / 29 / 2015-7 / 5) No. 2 ranked Kim Hyun ♥”The Best Of KIM HYUN JOONG” http://news.kstyle.com/m/article.ksn?articleNo=2024018&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter …
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For those who want to support but not too concerned about charts:
IMPORTANT READS RE Support for KHJ’s Album
Reposting this Tweet: Please note that the person mentioned is definitely reliable and really close to KHJ.
And you may click illublue’s link to see her post.
These are the words a person, whom I trust with no hesitation, told me this morning regarding the whole issue of the boycott: “His value as a singer is depending on this album”. 😔 This person let me tell you is someone who knows the business and works in it and very close to HJ. You take it or leave it. I know that not revealing the identity of this person may make you doubtful of what I’m saying but many of u have known me for quite a long time, others less and some u don’t but I hope you all know how much I care abt HJ and believe in my word. Maybe I’m asking for too much though. 😔 The situation is serious, more than you can think of and that I’m allowed to tell. If this album doesn’t sell, we may never get the chance to see HJ on a stage ever again and this may be HJ’s last album. Not even in Japan he’ll have a career if he can prove the ppl in the business that he’s profitable (and many ppl are doubting that even in Japan right now). What @illublue said on her long tweet is very accurate. Also this is a Japanese release not a SK so KE’s take in it is very low compared to UM’s. (I confirmed this, I’m not speculating) So HJ has a lot to loose and very little to gain from this whole boycott. And please bear this in mind, HJ’s future is in our hands, non other, his fans, and it is now, not later. We might be too late if we wait. Business is business and ppl in this world don’t care abt feelings, boycotts or whatever. They only see graphs, numbers and results and mostly inmediate ones.
Tweeted by: nanet
For those supporting the boycott by not buying HJ’s album, may I be bold and request u to rethink your position. I don’t want to engage in an argument nor am I forcing my thoughts on anyone.
I don’t expect HJ’s album to get top spot at the Oricon but I do want it to get a respectable sales figure. If it lands in top spot, that will really be great!
As fans, we do what we do with HJ in mind. Always. But don’t let your judgement be influenced by your anger and hate towards KE.
All I ask is for you to revisit your position. Particularly those who have a lot of following. You have so much influence on your followers.
Rethinking will not hurt. If you still think that the boycott is the answer…then ok… you’ve made a choice and I will respect that. #supportKHJalbum
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When I read some tweets, I have a feeling that some think we (those that are against the boycott) are putting more importance on the album sales rather than the scandal being resolve. If I’m wrong to think this way, then I apologize
But for some who may have thought this, please don’t because this cannot be farther from the truth.
There was a statement that was tweeted ie. we must think of what’s important for HJ now.
Undeniably, what’s important for HJ now is clearing his name. It’s top priority for his family…particularly for his mum and dad. Top priority for us too….his fans.
I’ve always maintained that resolving the scandal and supporting the album are 2 distinct subjects. But the reality is, BOTH are happening at the same time. The album’s release is next week.
HJ’s lawyer is doing all he can to clear his name. We are all praying for a favorable outcome. As a fandom, we can pray. And should his lawyer need our support, we will support without hesitation. But other than that, I don’t see how else we can help.
Now here we have an album that’s about to be released. As a fandom, we can show support and help with buying. This is something we can actively participate in.
But we are divided. Some intend to boycott and not buy. Why? You all have your reasons and KE is in the centre of it. And some also don’t believe it is important for HJ. As some say, this album will not define him.
Maybe so, but I don’t want this album to be the reason for his downfall either.
I don’t know why I keep explaining myself. To put it simply…I’m a fan.
All i want to put out there is that those of us who intend to support the album…know that we also have issues about KE. We also want the truth exposed just like everyone else. The only difference is we want to support the album. Why?
Because we want to do it for HJ. We don’t want to gamble or take a risk… that poor sales may have a negative impact on his career.
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- http://www.universal-music.co.jp/kim-hyun-joong For those needing a Japanese address http://tenso.com is a forwarding service
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Be aware however that those shipped overseas do not count towards Oricon. I guess eventually they end up in the books regardless….
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To buy or not to buy?
As I had said before both sides have good reasons for their decisions. Personally I thought about it for a long time before I finally decided to buy the album after all.
I really hate KE/ BYJ BUT I love HJ much more than anything else in this case. What I really do not want to see as mentioned earlier by a fan (and I agreed) is that HJ becomes collateral damage as a result of our actions even though they are not directed at him at all, and hence, provides excuses for trash media to put HJ down again with their biased reporting!
My key consideration to buy the album is because I want to ensure HJ will remain as one of Universal Music Japan’s (UMJ) top selling artistes from Korea in the JP market, so that when HJ finishes his MS in less than 2 years’ time he will be able to return to the JP market with ease to launch new music projects, with support from a major label like UMJ! I’m no expert of the music industry in JP and what I know about it is just based on what I had read about it before. But I know it would be essential/ beneficial for HJ to have a major label like UMJ, supporting the production and distribution of his future work in that market. Like it or not, sale-ability of his albums will be one of the key considerations for UMJ to continue to support HJ in the future! http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1smpnep
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Just wanted to consolidate my thoughts regarding this album.
Whatever one’s thoughts regarding KE and amidst conspiracy theories…
In the first place, no one even knows the details of the contractual arrangements. Either on the Japanese side or the Korean side. There are entirely too many assumptions.
This 10th anniversary album is an album that means something. It takes the place of the concert that didn’t happen. That’s one.
HJ has had intense negative publicity. Anything associated with a drop in sales will be directly associated with this whether we like it or not. It is total naivety to assume industry people will take into account whether or not the fans were upset and whether or not there was a boycott going on at the time. In the real world, the business world, cold hard facts are the norm. This person isn’t selling well? So what if he had selling power before? Obviously that’s now a thing of the past since sales have been dropping. Is there any proof you can show me that this person is worth investing in? Yes? No? All that remains of a Japanese album at the end of a couple of years are – did it make no.1? What were the total sales? The number of units sold? Year by year what is the increase or decrease? There is no discussion of the controversies that surround each album. If you cannot offer proof, then forget it. Whatever your assurances to me are, facts are what we seek. This is a company’s view.
So we will support his next album and activity. “Umm…. If you cannot prove to me this will make money I will not bother to fund any more albums or activities. Don’t bother contacting us – what proof can you offer me that his activities will have support after this whole scandal? Oh, he gets lots of letters? The fans came to see him? Hmm…. Can you assure me that translates into profits?” So perhaps fans will finally have the opportunity to save money. Many of you might not have realised how dressed down the concerts were on his last tour. This is no accident. No one with an ounce of business sense would doubt that cost saving was an issue. And likely it was a condition that HJ had to accept before even being allowed to hold the tour.
Just as it was important to show the world we supported him at the end of the world tour, just as it was important for us to show he still had this support at his enlistment, so it is important now to show that this, potentially his last album, still has selling power.
It is illogical to assume that any company is going to spend a majority of its profits in bringing someone down. The purpose of a company is to make money. Yes there may be a lot of manipulation going behind the scenes but no one knows exactly what. Anyone with business sense would know that.
No one likes being held ransom. But for me, it is a small price to pay in return for eradication of that risk of collateral damage to HJ at this very critical point in time. No bystander will bother to delve into the details of why fans are not buying. No sales = “must be due to all that negative publicity”. Occasionally one has to be a pragmatist, not an idealist. http://www.twitlonger.com/show/nk40tf
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These are the words a person, whom I trust with no hesitation, told me this morning regarding the whole issue of the boycott: “His value as a singer is depending on this album”. 😔 This person let me tell you is someone who knows the business and works in it and very close to HJ. You take it or leave it. I know that not revealing the identity of this person may make you doubtful of what I’m saying but many of u have known me for quite a long time, others less and some u don’t but I hope you all know how much I care abt HJ and believe in my word. Maybe I’m asking for too much though. 😔 The situation is serious, more than you can think of and that I’m allowed to tell. If this album doesn’t sell, we may never get the chance to see HJ on a stage ever again and this may be HJ’s last album. Not even in Japan he’ll have a career if he can prove the ppl in the business that he’s profitable (and many ppl are doubting that even in Japan right now). What @illublue said on her long tweet is very accurate. Also this is a Japanese release not a SK so KE’s take in it is very low compared to UM’s. (I confirmed this, I’m not speculating) So HJ has a lot to loose and very little to gain from this whole boycott. And please bear this in mind, HJ’s future is in our hands, non other, his fans, and it is now, not later. We might be too late if we wait. Business is business and ppl in this world don’t care abt feelings, boycotts or whatever. They only see graphs, numbers and results and mostly immediate ones. http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1smq3qt
[Info] “The BEST of KIM HYUN JOONG Album” to be released on JULY 1, 2015 #neverleaveKHJ #Waiting4KHJ
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KHJ will be releasing a “Best Of” album on 1 July in Japan
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JAPAN Mobile Site Update
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- Kim Hyun Joong Japan Mobile Site Update 2015.6.12 HOME 画面変更‼︎
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- KHJ Special Voice 1 【北海道弁】「なんまら好き」「Nannmara suki」＝ I like very [ in Hokkaido dialect ]