Saturday, November 14, 2009

SHINee Ring Ding Dongs without Onew on Music Bank

Last week, SHINee had special guests to perform with as they had Super Junior's Yesung and Leeteuk filling in one at a time as Jonghyun and Onew took turns being absent due to their diagnose with swine flu.

Today on Music Bank, SHINee performed their hit-song Ring Ding Dong, but yet again they were missing a member and leader, Onew, who is still not fully fit and recovering from swine flu. Unfortunately this time they performed as a 4 member group, without any fill in for Onew.

Let's hope that we see a full-member SHINee performance soon!

source : allkpop

Exam Time For Your Favorite Idols!

It's that time of the year: EXAM TIME!

On the 12th of November, the 3rd year High School students will be taking their "sooneung (수능)" which is equivalent to the SAT's. Most students have been preparing for this test all year (more like all their lives), and the young celebrity idols are no exception to this population.

So, who's taking the test?

2AM's Jung Jin Woon, 4Minute's Jeon Ji Yoon and Heo Ga Yoon, SHINee's Minho, and FT Island's Jae Jin are only some of the idols in the bunch.

4 out of 6 members of the rookie group, BEAST, Yong Jun Hyung, Jang Hyun Seung, Lee Ki Gwang, and Son Dong Woon, will be taking the test.

2NE1's CL should be taking the exam, however, she will not because she is very occupied with 2NE1's upcoming album. Also, because of the busy schedules of Kara's Nicole and Goo Hara, they will not be taking the exam. Nicole, who does not have a Korean high school diploma because she came from America, is preparing to take the qualification exam (검정고시) which is taken by those who do not have a high school diploma to get into college.

On the other hand, many celebrities are getting recruited from colleges these days.

Recently, Girl's Generation's Yuri, and Big Bang's Seung Ri were accepted into JoongAng University and DongGuk University's School of Theater and Film. Also, Girl's Generation's Seohyun, and Son Dambi were admitted into other prestigious schools.

Will this year's applicants have as much success as the previous year's?

All we can do is wish them GOOD LUCK!!

source : allkpop

SHINee headed to the Philippiness

According to PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal), popular boy group SHINee along with rap duo Mighty Mouth will be heading to the Philippines on November 27th to perform a free K-pop concert for the fans. From the article:

"For Pinoy K-pop fans, November is the season to be jolly. To cap the year-long celebration of 60 years of diplomatic relations between Korea and the Philippines, the Korean Embassy will hold on November 19-27 the Korean Cultural Festival, which will let Filipinos have a taste of Korean food, dance, music, theater, and arts.

But the most-awaited event in the week-long festival is the free K-pop concert scheduled on November 27. It will feature popular Korean front acts like boyband Shinee, jazz band Winterplay, and energetic rap duo Mighty Mouth. In an email message to PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal), Blaise Regacho, Executive Assistant on Economic & Cultural Affairs for the Korean Embassy, said the concert was borne out of several petitions by avid K-pop fans in the country, to bring Korean stars to the Philippines. Shinee was the first group they were able to get, she added." - PEP

Good news for the K-pop fans in the Philippines. Hopefully SHINee's Onew is fully recovered from swine flu before he heads to the country. Boys Over Flowers star Kim Bum recently visited the Philippines to film a CF with Maja Salvador. Thanks to nins for the tip and remember to visit the SFI Forums.

source : allkpop

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Ring Ding Dong with Lee Teuk

With a Sephiroth-inspired music video and a hot cameo this week, it's no surprise that SHINee is ringing its way up the charts and dominating music shows. Although hot contenders BEAST and MBLAQ have been gaining substantial followings, they couldn't beat out their senior male group on Inkigayo. Congrats to SHINee for their second Mutizen with Ring Ding Dong!

After Jonghyun reportedly fully recovered from swine flu, many people were looking forward to the return to normal stages with the original five members, and were fully dismayed upon the discovery that Onew had fallen victim to the swine flu trend as well. Instead of performing as an Onew-less quartet, the remaining boys swapped their leader for Super Junior's main man Leeteuk. Check out the performance below:

The SuJu leader made his appearance during the latter half of the performance, showing some SM family love for his junior idols. It's definitely interesting to see this "special stage" of sorts, but we hope that Onew makes a recovery soon! Make sure to check out SHINee's elastically fan-tastic international forum.

Many thanks to CodeMonmonSeason4 for videos.

source : allkpop

SHINee’s Onew gets Swine Flu

The curse of the swine flu seems to have struck SHINee. Having only just reported hours earlier that Jonghyun had recovered fully from swine flu, it was reported now that SHINee's leader, Onew has also been hit by it.

The announcement came at around 6pm on 7th November as it was reported that Onew had developed a gentle, mild fever last night. He was sent to the hospital today and tests have shown that he has contracted swine flu.

Onew has been prescribed Tamiflu and is now back home resting.

The other three SHINee members, Key, Minho and Taemin were also tested for precaution, and neither of them have shown any symptoms of the illness fortunately.

So that explains why SHINee wasn't performing on Music Core as scheduled today.

So with Onew at home resting, it might look like SHINee will be performing as a 4-member group instead on the 8th November episode of Inkigayo. But it was revealed that Super Junior's leader, Leeteuk will take the place of Onew for tomorrow.

SHINee’s Jonghyun is fully recovered

During the four days of Jonghyun's absence due to his diagnosis of swine flu, the fans had to suffer the unbearable emptiness on the stage. Although his spot was filled with Super Junior's Yesung, SHINee did not "shine" as brightly as when they were together. But no worries now! It seems like Jonghyun is finally free from the virus. It has been reported that Jonghyun is now fully recovered from the flu, but not quite to return back to his activities yet.

SM Entertainment stated,

"Jonghyun is fully recovered from the swine flu. However, his physical condition is still not the best, so we will have to see."

Jonghyun showed his strong desire to return on stage as well. Since he could not face the members himself because of the airborne H1N1 virus, he filmed a word of encouragement for his members and called each one of them before the performance. He also delivered a heartfelt apology for not being able to be with them. Now, that's what I call friendship!

Meanwhile, SHINee was recently triple-crowned for their song, Ring Ding Dong for not only on SBS Inkigayo and KBS Music Bank, but also on this month's Mnet's M! Countdown. Hope to see you soon, Jonghyun!

source : allkpop

SHINee performs Ring Ding Dong with SuJu’s Yesung

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

SHINee’s Jonghyun having a fast recovery

We recently reported that SHINee's Jonghyun was diagnosed with swine flu (H1N1). Fortunately, he is currently showing a fast recovery!

SM Entertainment had a phone call with Newsen on the 4th, stating:

He is currently receiving Tamiflu and other treatments in his home. He wasn't in a serious condition to begin with and because of his strong and fit body, he is showing a fast recovery. The hospital estimated that he will be fully recovered within a week."

SHINee is currently active as a 4 member group. Let's hope that he will recover in time for their performances of Ring Ding Dong on this week's music programs!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

SHINee’s Fan meeting in Japan!

SHINee's first fan meeting in Japan on August 10th seems to have gone very well, at least from these recordings - unfortunately there are no video's available.

Regardless, Jong Hyun's vocals were freaking amazing! I just wish they come back with another hit track like "Noona is so pretty," because I wasn't a big fan of their last track "Juliette." All good though, check out these audio clips from the fan meet, the girls were loving it and I'm sure you ladies will as well.

SHINee’s new song from SM Town 09 album!


Saturday, August 8, 2009


SHINee official Nanas'B photoshoot

Jonghyun predebut with Zhou Mi (SJ-M)

Friday, August 7, 2009

Music Core’s Packed Show for Summer

Inkigayo isn't the only one heating up the summer this weekend with their special stages. Music Core has some hot acts up for Saturday (Friday night for those in the U.S.) as well! The line-ups include renditions of past hits, lots of remixes, and comebacks! Exciting afternoon again!

SNSD - Sorry Sorry, Tell Me Your Wish
KARA - Loveable, Wanna
Brown Eyed Girls - Pat Bing Soo, Abracadabra
MC Mong - ggongddari shyabara, Indian Boy
4minute - Hot Issue (Jungle Version)
F.T Island - Intro (trot version), I hope (Barae)Bada (with Eugene) - Mad
SS501 - Hey

SHINee - Juliette (remix version)

COMEBACK STAGE:Drunken Tiger (with BIZZY, PALOALTO) - Monster
Mighty Mouse (with Hyun Ah) - Love Class
Park Hye Kyung - Ha-ee-hil
LOVE IS:Gimil (with Eun Ji Won) - Love Cuts
Hong Jin Yeong - Loves Battery (remix version)

NEW SONG:T-ara - LiesStay tuned to allkpop for coverage of this packed show!

2PM and SHINee unite to grant you your wish

While the horde of girl groups are going about their mix and match special, there will be something planned for fangirls as well this Sunday on SBS Inkigayo as they aim to make sure that all their viewers regardless of sex are entertained.To coincide with Inkigayo's Summer Break Special, current MCs and 2PM members, Wooyoung and Taecyeon will link up with SHINee members, Key and Taemin for a project called Project Girl Group. Notice a question mark black silhouette member standing in the middle of of the picture above? Well, that's a mystery member and a way to build up the hype ahead of this Sunday's performance. And they will be performing SNSD's latest chart hit, Tell Me Your Wish (Genie). It really is one helluva of an afternoon now.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Monday, August 3, 2009


Flowers Generation Boys

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Celbrities Come Together for Animal Welfare Campaign

SHINee on Hyun Young’s Music Party Radio

The SHINee boys, minus their maknae, recently performed their hit "Juliette" on HyunYoung's Radio Show. Taemin and his big, ugly hair were conspicuously absent due to his filming schedule for Tae Hee, Hye Kyo, Ji Hyun. But the other four gave a truly impressive performance, as their voices were on point all throughout the song. You get to hear Minho's sexy, manly voice at around 1:09, and Jonghyun really got into it in the last 45 seconds. Take a listen (or I guess I should say take a look as well since the camera angles got awkward in some places):

And an extra little somethin' somethin' that will surely make SHINee fans smile:

They're ridiculously cute, I can't stand it! I will always love these boys simply because they made me feel better about being a noona.

SNSD’s Music Core Specials

Saturday, July 18, 2009

4minute are SHINee’s Juliettes

4minute is just gathering more and more antis. After a short dance break with 2PM on last week's MBC Music Core, 4minute has moved on to SHINee for the ending of SHINee's "Juliette" performance. Before fans of both groups start jamming furiously on their keyboards, check out the performance from "Jailbait Generation" (except for SHINee's leader Onew, everyone in each group was born in the 90s).

Hey, other than their outfits' blinding explosions of color, it's not all that bad! I'm not exactly sure who decided to put that ghastly shirt on Taemin, though. Still, SHINee was smiling, 4minute was smiling, and Onew/Jiyoon looked especially cute (not even Jiyoon's sunglasses could hide her bright expression). Just like last week's 2:04PM collaboration, the actual amount of time both groups appeared on stage was pretty short. The managers probably realized that unless you're as popular as WonderBang, long collaboration performances only means more antis.

In other 4minute news, they also performed "Hot Issue" on this week's Music Core.

In other SHINee news, July 18th is maknae Taemin's 16th birthday in America, and 17th birthday in Korea! 생일축하합니다!

That means it's just two more years until this becomes legal.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

A SHINee Photo Flood

Apparently the shiny July sun engenders a bunch of SHINee photos, as two recent photoshoots have accompanied the release of SHINee's first photobook. Chilling with horsies, trees, and barns, the boys look like they've escaped from the 1860s in this rather artsy series of pictures.

Kudos to various SHINee World members for the scans, to two soompi members whose names begin with L for the uploads, and to michelleq for the tip

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