Dedicated to SS501 4D Leader Kim Hyun Joong


Kim Hyun Joong (김현중) 2013 Career Milestones

January 6 – March 25:  Kim Hyun Joong  (김현중) 2013 JAPAN “UNLIMITED” Tour

World Memorial, Kobe

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Saitama, Saitama Super Arena

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Nagoya Congress Center Century Hall, Nagoya Day1

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Nagoya Congress Center Century Hall, Nagoya Day2

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Act City Hamamatsu, Shizuoka

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Fukuoka Sun Palace

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Yoyogi Nat’l Gymnasium, Tokyo

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 Nitori Culture Hall, Hokkaido

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Hiroshima Bunka Gakuen Hall, Hiroshima Day 1

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Hiroshima Bunka Gakuen Hall, Hiroshima (Last Day of Tour)

[Trans] TOUCHING MOMENT with KHJ @ Hiroshima Day2 – 2013.03.25

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Kim Hyun Joong  (김현중) GOES BEYOND ASIA

  • Kim Hyun Joong FM in Peru was placed in “The most requested events” the first day of sales

February 24:  KIM HYUN JOONG in BRAZIL for 2K13 FEEL KOREA Concert

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[Eng Trans] Crowned as ‘Prince of Peru’?! Kim Hyun Joong, proven of His Popularity in South America

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Original Source: Nate
Chinese-English Translation: June from LovingKimHyunJoong

페루 왕자’ 등극?! 김현중, 남미서 뜨거운 인기 입증
기사전송 2013-02-26 12:10

[스포츠서울닷컴ㅣ유재영 인턴기자] 그룹 SS501 출신 배우 김현중의 페루 방문에 수많은 인파가 몰려 인기를 실감하게 했다.

김 현중은 26일 자신의 웨이보(중국판 트위터)에 ‘페루 왔어요~!’라는 글과 함께 사진 한 장을 공개했다. 공개된 사진에는 김현중을 보기 위해 거리로 몰려 나온 수많은 페루 팬들의 모습이 담겨있다. 거리에 몰려 나온 인파만 봐도 김현중이 페루에서 얼마나 인기가 높은지 알 수 있다.

사진을 본 팬들은 “아시아의 꽃남, 남미도 접수!”, “저 사람들 보소”, “한류스타 김현중의 위력”, “페루에서 인기가 있다니 신기할 따름. 어떻게 알아서 팬이 되는지?”라 등 다양한 반응을 보이고 있다.

김현중은 페루 리마에서 단독 팬미팅을 열고, 멋진 공연과 함께 유쾌한 토크로 팬들에게 즐거운 시간을 선사하겠다는 계획이다.

Crowned as ‘Prince of Peru’?! Kim Hyun Joong, proven of His Popularity in South America

The visit of actor Kim Hyun Joong, who debuted with the group SS501, had gathered many people, attesting to his popularity.

On 26th, Kim Hyun Joong posted on his own Weibo (Chinese Twitter) with the message ‘Peru, here I am’ and a photo, within the photo is a scene of many Peruvian fans gathering along the street to see Kim Hyun Joong, the gathering along the street is filled with the crowd, clearly showing his great popularity in Peru.

Fans looking at the photo expressed, ‘Asia Flower Boy, also accepted in South America!’, ‘Look at those people’, ‘The Power of Hallyu Star Kim Hyun Joong’, ‘Popularity in Peru is amazing, how did they understand and become fans?’ and many other reactions.

Kim Hyun Joong held a solo fanmeeting in in Lima Peru, performing handsomely and talking happily together with fans for a delightful time.



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March 28:  Kim Hyun Joong  (김현중) Wins CREATOR’s FACTORY BEST ACTOR at the 5th OKINAWA MOVIE FESTIVAL

[News] Kim Hyun Joong Wins Award at Okinawa International Film Festival

On March 28, singer and actor Kim Hyun Joong won the “Best Male Actor” award for his role in the music video, “Lucky Guy,” at the ”5th Annual Okinawa International Film Festival.”

Okuyama, a judge at the festival complimented the artist, stating, “He has the aura of James Bond, which is hard to find in Japan. “

During his award speech, Kim Hyun Joong revealed, “I was touched by the Japanese move, ‘Be with You’.” He added, “I would also like to act in a Japanese movie.”

The artist also performed 12 songs at the event, including his hits, “Heat,” “U,” and “I’m Yours,” in front of 2000 fans.

Kim Hyun Joong will be heading to Laos, Vietnam, and other Southeast Asian countries from April 4 to April 8 to film for SBS’ upcoming variety show headed byKang Ho Dong. He is joined by actor Yoon Si Yoon and singer Kim Bum Soo, among others. The producer is Jang Hyuk Jae of “Family Outing“ fame and the show will have its members travel around to different countries completing missions. The show will air after the finale of “K-Pop Star Season 2.”

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March 30:  Kim Hyun Joong  (김현중) Fanmeeting with BUSAN LOTTE HOTEL in SEOUL

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April 21 :  (김현중) Kim Hyun Joong’s New Variety Show:  BAREFOOT FRIENDS

[Info] 7 KHJ-fansites from Taiwan, Singapore, Japan, Thailand & Korea gathered to support Kim Hyun Joong who came back with a new variety show

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7 KHJ-fansites from Taiwan, Singapore, Japan, Thailand & Korea gathered to support Kim Hyun Joong who came back with a new variety show. We warmly welcome Barefoot Friends who look for the true meaning of life’

LovingKimHyunJoong, Doublena Hyun. @ Magic Yin Kim Hyun station, hyuniversal0606 ,KHJPERFECT and Kim Hyun Joong Chinese Mother Fans.

Included are: sunscreens, after-sun care & whitening masks for outdoor shooting, eye masks for swollen eyes & dark circles, spray toners for moisturizing, multi-vitamins & red-ginseng for replenishing his energy.




May 24 :  (김현중) Kim Hyun Joong as Guest Performer in UV Concert

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June 2 :  (김현중) Kim Hyun Joong in K-POP Festival 2013 Live in Kumamoto

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June 4 :  (김현중) Kim Hyun Joong Releases His Third JAPANESE Album “TONIGHT”

[2013.06.04] Kim Hyun Joong CDCommemoration release event at Nakano Sun Plaza plus “KHJ TONIGHT Poster”
[2013.06.04] Kim Hyun Joong CD Commemoration release event at Nakano Sun Plaza (Part 2)
[김현중 Media Photos] Kim Hyun Joong @ Nakano Sun Plaza – 2013.06.04

[News] Kim Hyun Joong Celebrates his album release in Japan with 10’000 fans – 2013.06.05

Source: allkpop

What better way to celebrate an album release than with fans? Well, Kim Hyun Joong did just that by hanging out with 10,000 fans who attended his fan meeting in Tokyo.

The multi-talented hallyu star held an event on the 4th at Nagano Sun Plaza in Tokyo, where he unveiled the music videos for his new tracks, such as “Tonight” and “Cappuccino”, from his third Japanese single album ‘Tonight’.

Japanese fans also showed their love for Kim Hyun Joong by singing “Happy Birthday” in Korean to celebrate the singer’s upcoming birthday on June 6.

The gracious star also entered the crowd to shake hands with his fans who attended the event, spending 6 hours to greet and thank them. Unfortunately, an additional 8,000 fans waited outside as they couldn’t make it into the packed venue.

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Kim Hyun Joong Japanese Album ‘Tonight’ Certified Gold Record in Japan

June 6 :  (김현중) Kim Hyun Joong Releases his Korean digital single “나 살아있는 건  The Reason I Live”

The translation of “The reason I Live” by Kim Hyun Joong 김현중

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#HAPPYHYUNJOONGDAY 김현중 ‘나 살아있는 건’ Kim Hyun Joong, expressing his feeling of gratitude to his fans ‘The reason I exists is you, who keep loving and supporting me’, through the lyrics of the song.

김현중, 너여줘서 고마워. 사랑해♥
HJ. thank you for being you ♥♥♥

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June 8 :  (김현중) Kim Hyun Joong “2013 Show Fanmeeting Concert PARTY PEOPLE”

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And the ever adorable Gwiyomi version of KHJ

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July 11:   (김현중) Kim Hyun Joong @Gimcheon International Masters Diving Event

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July 21:  Air Date for  (김현중) Kim Hyun Joong CITY CONQUEST SPECIAL on DATV Japan

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Drama digest video of HJ which is not seen only in DATV! Air date: July 21 (Sun) 23:00


Episode 00   Episode 01    Episode 02    Episode 03    Episode 04    Episode 05  

Epsidoe 06   Episode 07    Episode 08    Episode 09    Episode 10    Episode 11


June 22:  (김현중) Kim Hyun Joong Releases his Third Korean Album:  “ROUND 3”

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Kim Hyun Joong releases Hollywood style MV ‘Unbreakable

Singer Kim Hyun Joong returns with Hollywood movie standard MV ‘Unbreakable’, causing hot response from fans.

‘Unbreakable’ MV was released on 18th, is one of the songs from Kim Hyun Joong’s new album ‘Round 3′ which will be released digitally on 22nd July. ‘Unbreakable’ is a urban hip hop song combining both orchestral sound and Korea’s traditional instruments.

The lyrics “Hey ho, going in well’ also adds a unique touch Korea’s style. In addition, the song featured Jay Park‘s sexy rapping, which generates further attention from the netizens. The audio gives off a strong bouncing effect while visual gives off a chilling effect, as if you are watching a Hollywood blockbuster.

‘Unbreakable’ MV costs 300 million in production fees, with elements such as luxury cars, wushu, mask and eagle. Black, white and red colour contrasts also present an enriched visual, attracting more attention. Kim Hyun Joong dancing with a bare upper body is definitely another key attraction of the MV. Together with previously revealed teaser images, where he shows off his masculine body and tattoo, have caused a great stir among his female fans.

Kim Hyun Joong’s 3rd mini-album ‘Round 3′ will be released digitally on 22nd while physical album will be available on 29th July. Are you anticipating his comeback?

Check out ‘Unbreakable’ MV below!

Source : Nate +

Kim Hyun Joong Dominates on Online Music Charts with ′Your Story′

As soon as Kim Hyun Joong′s first promotional song for Korea in two years was released, it conquered and grabbed attention, becoming an issue across the web.

On July 22, Kim Hyun Joong released the songs from his third mini album Round 3 through music sites. With the release, the album′s promotional single, Your Story, managed to top live charts on Mnet, Bugs and more online charts.

Your Story is an urban R&B pop rearrangement of the modern rock genre title song from Kim Hyun Joong′s Japanese studio album Unlimited.

The release of the song was followed by a teaser for the music video, heightening expectations for the full version.

All six songs of the album have been garnering much support, with the music video for Unbreakable, released on July 18, beating out Infinite, A Pink, B2ST and other prominent idol groups on Mnet′s music video top 100 chart.


KIM HYUN JOONG’s ROUND 3 Various Chart Updates

Kim Hyun Joong ranks high on iTunes charts across Asia with ‘Round 3′

Kim Hyun Joong’s ROUND 3 is no. 1 in Billboard’s World Albums Chart!!

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July 28 – August 25:   (김현중) Kim Hyun Joong COMEBACK Stage

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August 20:  (김현중) Kim Hyun Joong collans with Jewelry Designer Justin Davis

Kim Hyun Joong showed off his modeling skills as he is set to release his own sunglasses line with world renowned jewelry designer, Justin Davis

 Justin Davis has worked with celebrities like Paris HiltonEminemAyumi Hamasaki, and more. Kim Hyun Joong collaborated with the designer not just as a model, but he also contributed to the aesthetics of design planning.

 The duo also worked together on a jewelry collaboration back in 2011.

 A representative for Justin Davis commented, “For this collaboration, Kim Hyun Joong expressed his creative and modern style to show off his design skills. Even while working on the previous jewelry line he had great sense and ideas that he received praise for. During this sunglass collaboration I could easily feel that he showed off the same passion.

 SEE ALSO: Kim Hyun Joong once accidentally called his girlfriend by his ex’s name

 The sunglasses will be available for purchase at multiple locations. They will start selling at the end of August in Japan. Fans in Korea can also purchase them between September 6-12 at the Myungdong Lotte Mall in the Justin Davis Pop-Up Store. His collection will also be available at the Justin Davis Flagship store which is scheduled to open on September 14.

 Source: Asia Today via Nate

August 30:  (김현중) Kim Hyun Joong Performs “Kiyakkaka (There is No Kim Hyun Joong)”  in BAREFOOT FRIENDS Episode 18

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September 5:  (김현중) Kim Hyun Joong 2013 LOTTE DUTY FREE “YOU’RE SO BEAUTIFUL” Music Video


September 6:  (김현중) Kim Hyun Joong Charity COncert in Chengdu, CHINA

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English Translation of KHJ’s “Talk” portion{Chengdu Concert}

Credit:  lly666 (comment from HollisHyun’s video)

  • 1st break after gentleman:

    (Hyunjoong spoke in Chinese):hello everyone, i’m Kim Hyunjoong.

    Translation based on Chinese:

    0:11 first of all, I’d like to thank the organizer for inviting me to this charity event. also thank the audience and my fans.

    0:40 it’e been almost 1.5 years since the last time i came to Chengdu. The city has changed a lot. It became better and better.

    1:08 …everyone still gave me a warm welcome, i’m deeply moved.

    1:30 since today’s concert is very meaningful, i’ll do my best to bring you the most wonderful performance.

    1:57 ok, I’ll bring you the next new song… where’s the applause?…the next one – unbreakable

    2nd break after unbreakable:

    2:25 i could hear the cheer from the 2nd and the 3rd floors. it feels so good.

    2:44 Relatively, the friends on the 1st floors are not as enthusiastic. (the 1st floor audience shout LOUDLY right away @2:55)

    3:00 to make everyone high again, i prepared another song – your story.

September 8:  (김현중) Kim Hyun Joong Lotte Fanmeet at BUSAN

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Couple of tidbits from Busan Lotte FM Q&A. Cr 弥凌伊\

  • He still doesn’t like coffee as it’s bitter though coffee appears a lot in his songs.

  • Art and Matic have gone to an island as it was too pitiful leaving them at home.

  • He felt that having them stay near the sea would be better

  • His foot size is 27.5

  • His brother’s blood type is O

  • Q:You’ll really retire at 40? HJ: won’t dance anymore.An ahjusshi dancing would be weird. MC: so when will you stop singing? Audience:50 years old HJ: at that time there’ll only be the sound of breathing < and made huffing and puffing actions>!

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September 11:  (김현중) Kim Hyun Joong at Korea Launch JUSTIN DAVIS Party

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October 19:  (김현중) Kim Hyun Joong at Korean Entertainment 10th Anniversary Awards in JAPAN (BEST SOLO MALE ARTIST)

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  • HJ’s ranks in Kor Ent. Award: Solo Male Singer #1, Male Actor #4, PK #6 and BOF #8 in drama category  RT Embedded image permalink

Yoon Eun Hye, Kim Hyun Joong, and Bae Yong Joon win awards at ‘Hallyu 10th Anniversary Grand Prizes’



The ‘Hallyu 10th Anniversary Grand Prizes‘ took place in Japan this year.  All of Japan voted on-line and in the end, Yoon Eun HyeBae Yong Joon, and Kim Hyun Joongwon impressive awards!

 Yoon Eun Hye won the Grand Prix in the category for best actress in a Korean drama. She said, “It is truly an honor to receive such an amazing award.”  As she was not a fluent Japanese speaker, she eventually made a mistake.  However, Japanese fans said it was cute and they liked that she was trying.

 Bae Yong Joon also received the Grand Prix in the category of male actor in a drama. More impressively, he won the prestigious and honorable Daesang award, as well!  The actor said, “This is an even more significant time for me because I am able to stand in this spot today with the hoobaes that I like . . . Because of the surpassing talents my hoobaes have, I feel like there is an even brighter future for Hallyu.

 Kim Hyun Joong accepted the Grand Prix for best male solo artist in music.  The singer said, “I hope to try harder to become an artist who can contribute more and more to the development of Hallyu through singing, dancing, and acting.

 Back in July, he had released his third mini-album with the songs “Your Story” and “Unbreakable.”
Congratulations to these celebrities for their amazing wins!

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October 20 & 21:  (김현중) Kim Hyun Joong Premium Live “TONIGHT” in CHIBA

Kim Hyun-joong Electrifies 20,000 Japanese Fans – 2013.10.22


Korean singer/actor Kim Hyun-joong performs during his exclusive concert concert “KIM HYUN JOONG Premium Live-TONIGHT,” held at Chiba Makuhari International Exhibition Hall in Japan on October 20 and 21, 2013. [KEYEAST]

Korean singer/actor Kim Hyun-joong performs during his exclusive concert concert “KIM HYUN JOONG Premium Live-TONIGHT,” held at Chiba Makuhari International Exhibition Hall in Japan on October 20 and 21, 2013. [KEYEAST]

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Korean singer/actor Kim Hyun-joong performs during his exclusive concert concert “KIM HYUN JOONG Premium Live-TONIGHT,” held at Chiba Makuhari International Exhibition Hall in Japan on October 20 and 21, 2013. [KEYEAST]

Korean singer/actor Kim Hyun-joong has wrapped up an exclusive concert in Chiba, Japan with success.

Kim shared good times with some 20,000 fans during his exclusive concert “KIM HYUN JOONG Premium Live-TONIGHT,” held at Chiba Makuhari International Exhibition Hall in Japan the night before and last night, KEYEAST said on Tuesday.

Kim invited fans into the splendid stages with a medley of his tunes “Unbreakable” and “Gentleman,” both of which from his recent third mini-album “ROUND 3,” as well as early hit tunes “Break Down” and “Lucky Guy.”

While showing vigorous performances, Kim didn’t forget to keep connect with fans throughout the three-hour long shows, KEYEAST explained.

In the meantime, Kim proved his status as top Hallyu star by scooping up the grand prize as the top male solo artist at Korean Entertainment 10th Anniversary Awards in Japan last Saturday.

Korean singer/actor Kim Hyun-joong performs during his exclusive concert concert “KIM HYUN JOONG Premium Live-TONIGHT,” held at Chiba Makuhari International Exhibition Hall in Japan on October 20 and 21, 2013. [KEYEAST]

Korean singer/actor Kim Hyun-joong performs during his exclusive concert concert “KIM HYUN JOONG Premium Live-TONIGHT,” held at Chiba Makuhari International Exhibition Hall in Japan on October 20 and 21, 2013. [KEYEAST]

Korean singer/actor Kim Hyun-joong performs during his exclusive concert concert “KIM HYUN JOONG Premium Live-TONIGHT,” held at Chiba Makuhari International Exhibition Hall in Japan on October 20 and 21, 2013. [KEYEAST]

Korean singer/actor Kim Hyun-joong performs during his exclusive concert concert “KIM HYUN JOONG Premium Live-TONIGHT,” held at Chiba Makuhari International Exhibition Hall in Japan on October 20 and 21, 2013. [KEYEAST]


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Kim Hyun Joong met with 20,000 fans at his own concert in JP 김현중, 日 단독 공연서 2만 팬 만났다 ‘성황리 종료’

[NEWS] Kim Hyun Joong finished successful Japan concert rocking 20,000 audience 김현중, 日 단독 콘서트 성황리에 마무리. 2만 관객 열광

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[NEWS] Kim Hyun Joong drew 20,000 fans to solo concert in Japan. BYJ made a surprise visit 김현중, 日단독공연 2만팬 동원.배용준 깜짝방문

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October 26:  (김현중) Kim Hyun Joong & SS501 members at Heo Young Saeng’s First Concert in Seoul “0513 My Story”

All SS501 members to stand on stage together for the first time in 3 years for Heo Young Saeng’s concert

Finally, this will be a historic day for the fans!


It has been revealed that for the first time in a long while, all the members of boy groupSS501 will be meeting in one place to participate in member Heo Young Saeng‘s exclusive concert on the 26th.  This will be the first time all five members are meeting together in three years since their 2010 “Destination” promotions and eventual solo activities.

During the period of SS501′s absence, the boys had kept saying, “We definitely have not disbanded,” yet they continued solo activities with separate agencies.  While there were times that three or four members gathered, this will be the first time that every single member will be present.

 It is not yet certain what type of performance the boys might do on stage, but their fans have been yearning to see them together for a long time.

It appears that this rather impromptu stage appearance is due to Heo Young Saeng’s enlistment in the army five days after the concert.  On the 31st, he will be admitted into the Nonsan Training Center to serve the military as a conscripted police man.  This is why despite each member’s busy schedules, whether it involves filming for a drama or preparing for a Japanese concert, they created the time to stand on stage together.

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December 2:  (김현중) Kim Hyun Joon’s INSPIRING GENERATION Showcase

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[Scans by murdererq] INSPIRING GENERATION Booklet + Post Cards

December 3:  (김현중) Kim Hyun Joon’s Wins at the “Yahoo Buzz Awards 2013”

[News] Kim Hyun Joong wins Buzz award for fifth straight year


by Jonathan M. Hicap
December 3, 2013

Kim Hyun Joong at his drama showcase (Photo by

Kim Hyun Joong at his drama showcase (Photo by

Korean star Kim Hyun Joong won at the Yahoo! Asia Buzz Awards for the fifth year in a row.

The actor and singer won the top idol award at the ceremony held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Hong Kong.

Singer Kim Jong Kook won “Asia’s Most Charismatic Korean Host.” He is currently a regular cast member of the TV show “Running Man.”

Last year, Kim Hyun Joong scooped four Yahoo Buzz awards. He won the Most Popular Artist of the Decade and Top Buzz Korean Artist in Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

In 2011, Kim Hyun Joong won the Top Buzz Solo Artist Awards in South Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan, and Asia’s Top Buzz Male Artist Award.

He bagged the Asia’s Top Buzz Male Popular Artist and the Top Buzz Korean Artist award in Yahoo! Hong Kong and Taiwan in 2010.

In 2009, he took home Asia’s Best Male Star, Top Buzz Korean Artist and Top Male Artist awards.

Kim Hyun Joong is currently shooting his new action drama “The Age of Feeling,” which will air on Korean channel KBS starting in January.

The actor attended the showcase for the drama on Dec. 2 along with co-stars Im Soo Hyang, Jin Se Yeon and Kim Kap Soo. The cast of the drama will also film in China.

In order to prepare for the drama, Kim Hyun Joong had to leave the SBS TV show “Barefooted Friends,” where he was a regular cast member.

YBA Message from Kim Hyun Joong (김현중) – 2013.12.03

작년 야후어워드에서 팬여러분들이 보내주신화환을 웨이보에 올렸는데 올해는 드라마촬영이있어 참석하지 못했네요… 대신 작년 야후어워드 시상식때 매니저님이 찍어주셨던 사진 올려봅니다 늘 곁에있어주는 팬들 항상 고맙습니다^^

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Brief translation of weibo post (from Chinese)
“Last year during the Yahoo awards I uploaded a photo of flower wreaths sent by fans.This year because of drama shooting I was unable to attend… These are photos from my manager’s phone during last year’s Yahoo awards. Thanks to the fans for always being with me”

[News] Kim Hyun Joong thanks fans for his win at the ‘Yahoo Asia Buzz Awards 2013′

Kim Hyun Joong thanked fans for his win at the ‘Yahoo Asia Buzz Awards 2013‘!

Kim Hyun Joong picked up an award for the fifth consecutive year at the ‘Yahoo Asia Buzz Awards 2013‘ held in Hong Kong. He was given the title of ’Top Buzz Korean Artist’, which awards the most searched Korean star on the portal site over the past year. The singer-turned-actor was unable to make it to the event on December 1 due to scheduling conflicts but made sure to thanks his fans.

Kim Hyun Joong shared, “I heard the news of my award while filming the drama, ‘Generation of Youth‘. Due to my filming schedule, I wasn’t able to attend the awards ceremony but thank you to all the fans for their unfailing support for the past five years… I will return the support with good acting and music.”

Congrats, Kim Hyun Joong!

December 19:  (김현중) Kim Hyun Joon’s IG Location Shooting in Shanghai Starts

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‘The Age of Feeling’ Gets Love Calls from America, Thailand and More

KBS 2TV’s upcoming drama The Age of Feeling is already receiving much attention from the Asia market.The drama production company, Ray & Mo, announced on December 11, that The Age of Feeling received a lot of attention at ‘Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF)’, which was held in Singapore between December 3 through 6.

ATF is one of Asia’s biggest entertainment contents market, where companies gather to exchange information and to do business in regards to media content. This year’s ATF gathered about 4,000 people from over 60 countries. 

The Age of Feeling received pre-orders from American and Thailand and is in the process of settling deals with other countries that have sent love calls.

The drama’s hero, Kim Hyun Joong, also received a lot of attention, as he is taking more steps to solidify his status as an actor after his success as a singer and an entertainer.

A rep from Ray & Mo stated, “We’ve been getting love calls and inquiries in regards to the copyright of the drama from all around the globe. The Age of Feeling is expected to lead another round of the hallyu wave.”

The Age of Feeling is an action-fantasy drama set in 1930s and will depict the story of love, loyalty and friendship of fighters from Korea, Japan and China.

Stay tuned for the first episode airing in January following Pretty Boy!

Photo credit: Ray & Mo

Kim Hyun Joong (김현중) Inspiring Generation Celebratory Dinner Event in Shanghai – 2013.12.20

[Filming Updates] Kim Hyun Joong (김현중) INSPIRING GENERATION in Shanghai – 2013.12.21 & 22 (updating …. )

[Photos + Interview] Kim Hyun Joong (김현중) “Do You Know Me?” 


[IG Reviews] Generation of Youth” Kim Hyun Joong And Lim Soo Hyang’s Official Appearance, Short and Strong + Media Captures


Kim Hyun Joon and Lim Soo Hyang officially appeared in “Generation of Youth.”

On the 4th episode of KBS 2TV Wednesday/Thursday drama “Generation of Youth” broadcast on January 23rd, Shin Jung Tae (played by Kim Hyun Joong) and Deguchi Gaya (played by Lim Soo Hyang) officially made an appearance.

On this day, Shin Jung Tae and Deguchi Gaya were intertwined with their father’s problems and hid the fact that they liked each other and faced separation.

Shin Jung Tae started to get into the smuggling business to make the surgery costs for his younger sister.  However, while engaged in this, Shin Jung Tae was disappointed as he learned that his younger sister had taken her own life.  At that time, Deguchi Gaya that went to Osaka entered the association and worked to go up against Aka (played by Choi Ji Woo).

Afterwards, the adult Shin Jung Tae and Deguchi Gaya appears.  First, at the sounds of Shin Yi Chi (played by Jo Dong Hyuk)’s words, Deguchi Gaya appeared with a smile.  At this, Shin Jung Tae was stronger than when he was younger controlling many people and showed a strong look as they raised expectations.


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[Article] Impressive Approach plus More “Inspiring Age” Photos from Showcase by KDramaStars


‘Inspiring Generation’ Lead Characters

KBS2′s newest and most anticipated drama of 2014 has now started spreading its wings as they held the drama’s showcase yesterday in The Raum. Drama ‘Inspiring Generation’ although had its dilemma on casting however its now ready to conquer the drama land. Kim So Eun originally to play ‘Yoon Ok Ryeon’ has left the drama for schedule conflict reasons but Jin Se Yeon came to the rescue.

It’s not usual for a drama to have a showcase months before its release. This showcase however is different from the press conference, the usual ceremony before starting a drama. In this showcase, KBS seemed to be full of confidence to introduce ‘Inspiring Generation’ to the public as even the Director showed interest and even boasted the drama to the press. In this showcase, the casts took the runway one by one and played a small dramatization of the drama. This is a good strategy to keep the audience’s interest. The lead casts Kim Hyun Joong, Lim Soo Hyang and Jin Se Yeon walked the center stage wearing their respective roles which is also impressive.

This showcase gave the fans something to look forward to especially KBS is all out and about to promote this drama.

I would say that the delaying tactics of this drama sure is a good move. Everything’s in order and they have lots of time to prepare. Time is on their side making the fans anticipate and kept asking for more. A very good strategy indeed.

Same day the showcase was the video of ‘Inspiring Generation’ making film was released by KBS media. It shows the first batch of what they’ve filmed so far.
The young versions of the lead casts I may say did a very good job on portraying their roles. Joo Da Young and Kwak Dong Yeon are very impressive. Most of the filmed scenes so far are also very interesting that made us curious what is really in store for us in this drama. The cinematography and picture are very dramatic and extraordinary. KBS sure has invested a lot on this drama.

The ‘Inspiring Generation’ team will be heading to China this week.

‘Inspiring Generation’ is off to start on January 15, 2014 at 22:00 in KBS2.

KIM HYUN JOONG  (김현중)  Attends KBS Drama “Inspiring Generation” Press Conference – 2013.12.02



[BF Review] BAREFOOT FRIENDS Episode 18

I missed the DramaFever review of  Barefoot Friends … and then I found this ………..

Thanks Stephanie !!!



I have one word for you Kiakaka! Kiakaka
While I laughed at him at first? I’m going to go out and say Kim Hyun Joong had one of the best performances of the night. I wonder, how much work the cast themselves had to do with the production of these songs? When Uee, at the top of the show said “I wrote it. I produced it.” My gut instinct was: ummm… you didn’t. And my gut is seldom wrong. 
The cast did so well with their performances, I was so proud of them–I was even glad to hear Kang Ho-dong’s performance all over again!

Did anyone else think it was super funny that the performances were jam packed with guest singers: Tablo, Epik High, Dynamic Duo, Jung Eun Ji, one of Uee’s band mates (I was so happy to see one of her band-mates supporting her) Juniel, some guy from 2PM, and whoever that older rapper guy was that the crowd went wild for during Jong-shin’s performance and yet, with all those stars the one who was missing? Suzy. The one girl we saw Eun Ji Won and Epik High try so hard to get? I’d say it’s ironic but I’m pretty wary about using that word wrong. 
This is the first time we’ve had two completely different challenges in one episode. This next challenge? Hmm… it’s a mixed bag for me. I had so much fun when they were talking about the diets of the stars. I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this before–but I have this weird thing about loving watching the stars eat. It’s right up there with watching them sleep. No, not in a creepy stalker way, more in a, “Hey, these guys are real people too!” sort of way. I was really disappointed that they only showed Kang Ho Dong and Yoon Shi Yoon’s eating habits. I bet they thought it would be boring if we went through everyone, but not for me! 
Maybe it’s that disappointment which colored the rest of the episode for me. I was a little, I hate to say it, bored. It was all: Wow, that lady has a lot of refrigerators. Wow, she has a lot of food. Well, let’s now try the ingredients. Hrm. Maybe it just went on for too long. Although I do have to say, I love the fact that she had personalized cupcakes for the cast to take home with them. Now that’s a crazy over the top touch!
Oh, and I had to laugh at her insistence on everyone using new chopsticks. This is the first time I’ve ever seen double dipping frowned on in Kdrama. When I first started watching it weirded me out, everyone eating from the same bowl, but now it just seems natural! 
And let me just say–I miss Eunhyuk! So this means he’s missing 2 challenges? But…but…unfair! Yes, I still have Yoon Shi Yoon. Yes, I still have Kim Hyun Joong. Yes, I still have Eun Ji Won to cheer for. But it’s not the same. On top of that–it looks like Kim Hyun Joong isn’t there for the rest of the cooking challenge! Two favorites down? I don’t know what I’m going to do with myself!
Top 5 Moments.
1)  KHJ performance: As I said at the top–this was so freaking cool! I liked the song, I actually liked the message behind it, and it shows that Kim Hyun Joong is one great performer. I’d actually like to have this song for myself. Kiakaka
2) Yoon Shi Yoon performance. I didn’t see how this was going to work at first. How can you have cutesy Yoon Shi Yoon rapping? Well, first I forgot he’s an actor and second I forgot that a rap song doesn’t have to be fast. When he first started going I squealed because I thought it sounded just like a Tablo song. Which makes sense because Tablo did help produce it and I think Tablo is the king of the slow, thought out rap. And then when he came out and joined him? 
3) Kang Ho Dong eating. This part of the episode was such a hoot. From seeing the reactions of everyone watching him eat. And eat. And eat. 
Upside–this made me feel awesome about my own daily food intake. Downside–the food looked so good! I got a wicked craving for Korean food. I want Kimchi and banchan and jjigae, and… well pretty much anything else. Except that small octopus that Yoon Shi Yoon was eating. 
4) Yoon Shi Yoon’s shocked reaction to the moment when Eun Ji Won’s song paused and then started blaring the Superman theme. It’s such a brief second, but makes me laugh so hard! 
5) Epik High/Tablo! Nope, I haven’t stopped squeeing every time they come on the screen, from Tablo encouraging Yoon Shi Yoon  before his performance, then actually performing with him, to all of Epik High performing with Eun Ji Won. They need to come out with a new CD, like, yesterday.
“I’m Boys Over Flowers who likes soccer videos more than porn.” This had me on the floor with laughter. 
“Doesn’t he look like a movie character? Like a character who dies after doing nothing. The main characters friend.” Poor Jong Shin, no one had any respect for his big pimpin’ style.  
“Oh, so that’s what he does.” Yoon Shi Yoon for the first time learning what DJ Tukutz brought to the Epik High table. 
“That’s for work, that’s not food!”
“You work hard.” 
“I think he’s eating my 2 days worth of food.”
“This song is for my grandfather. But I don’t think he’d understand it because it’s too fast.”
“The barefoot friends are supportive because the know how he feels.” I liked this line of narration because it has 2 meanings. First, the relief Kim Hyun Joong feels for having the performance be over and secondly or the bigger meaning, as his song was about wanting to just have a normal life even though he’s a star. I’m not sure if they meant it both ways, but that’s what I got out of it. And it just made me like him more. (Like that was a stretch…)

Music Review: Your Story by Kim Hyun Joong – 2013.08.06


Posted on Tue, 6 Aug 2013 by


After the release of “Unbreakable” where the girls are more likely aiming for Kim Hyun Joong’s engraved 6 packs abs. Now he’s back for a new MV entitled “Your Story”.

Kim Hyun Joong, one of the biggest solo Korean artists in kpop, has drop his flower-boy image from “Boys over Flowers” totally with the release of his MV “Your Story”. The song is about love-lost and heartache, this features love scenes of him and the girl, interspersed with unstable cinematic shots of the sea, the stormy wind across his abs, and yes, the piano where they bonded over.

It is a new concept and it’s different from his past music videos. There’s a bed scene that young people opted not to watch because it’s so heartbreaking. The most common comment from netizens is that they are heartbroken because of the scenes, though some are praising Kim Hyun Joong’s both acting and singing skills.

His comeback is totally kicking the Korean charts and capturing the heart of the Fans as well. We hope that Kim Hyun Joong will have more promotions.


[Review] Is Kim Hyun-joong “Unbreakable?”


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After two years, Kim Hyun-joong is back with “Unbreakable,” the pre-release MV off of his aptly titled third mini-album, Round Three. This is also the most masculine we’ve seen Kim Hyun-joong who is most famous to casual fans as that pretty boy from Boys Over Flowers. The MV is nothing like his previous lead track, “Lucky Guy,” and is reminiscent of “Break Down.”

The MV opens with two scenes: traditional drums and a horse which later transforms into a car. On first view, this MV is two things: visually confusing and hot. It’s obviously hot because of the performance of Kim Hyun-joong and Jay Park, who appears as a featuring artist. It’s visually confusing due to the array of art forms incorporated. We have a horse, a bull, a hawk, sword dancing, traditional Korean dancing, and someone painting a dragon. All this is inter-woven with scenes of Kim Hyun-joong dancing, Jay Park rapping, and some more scenes of Kim Hyun-joong dancing.

Closer viewing of the MV though makes sense of all these seemingly random and out-of-place elements. This MV makes use of heavy symbolism. The bull transforms into a Lamborghini whose logo features a bull. The horse transforms into a Ferrari whose logo is famous for featuring the horse. The dragon which is being painted has several meanings. It is a mystical animal known for giving good luck, and in Korea, the dragon also stands as a symbol of the king. The goblin, or dokkaebi, is also heavily used. It can be seen in the background, on Kim Hyun-joong’s chest and the person on the white horse also wears a goblin mask. The dokkaebi is a mythical being that appears in many Korean folktales and is associated with mischievousness, but is regarded as harmless creatures.

20130722_seoulbeats_korean dancingThe MV features a unique mix of traditional Korean culture and new trends. On the traditional side, here is someone doing a tal-chum or mask dance, playing the traditional drums, a traditional painting, and two sword dancers (one of whom is Infinite Dong-woo’s older sister). On the more current side, there is break dancing and cars. There is also a particular scene where break dancing is combined with Korean ribbon hat dancing, or the sangmo.

That all these scenes are interwoven beautifully with the other scenes are a testament to the editing team because this MV is beautifully edited and fits with the color scheme which enhanced the overall feel of the song. It switched between the scenes in such a way that the MV did not become stagnant, so that the viewers would not get bored. But at the same time, each aspect shown was given an amount of time for it to be observed before going back to Kim Hyun-joong and his dancing.

The choreography shown is simple when compared to some other K-pop dances, but it is clean choreography. It enhances the beat and melody of the song, and Kim Hyun-joong executes it all perfectly. In addition, it seems as if the choreography played into the masculine feel that Kim Hyun-joong and his team seemed to be aiming for. Bonus points are given for that hat dance done during the first Jay Park rap break.

Jay Park’s rap breaks seems to be placed strategically as to give a quick change of pace to the song. They have a decent flow and did not overpower Kim Hyun-joong in any way, which is a good thing since he’s just a featured artist and there have been times in K-pop where the featured artist over shines the artist itself.

20130722_seoulbeats_ss501_kim hyun-joong3Fashionwise, it was very simple. There are no avant-garde outfits, no flowery suits, no neckties and stuff like that. It is very basic with tank tops, jackets, hats and a brief appearance of Kim Hyun-joong looking dashing in a white button down. His new hair might have had some people surprised at first, but his hair highlights his masculine features in a way his old hair never could have.

All in all, this is the first time I’ve been impressed with Kim Hyun-joong and I’m excited for the rest of his album and the title track. The only real negative thing I could say is that he wore a little too much clothes, a realization I had when the MV reached the 2:40 mark.

Kim Hyun-joong’s “Unbreakable” lives up to its expectations. Thank to all the K-pop deities that his shirt was not unbreakable.

For a pre-release MV, this was impressive with a 4/5.