Sunday, January 29, 2012

[12.01.25] Shinhwa Company Twitter updates

Jung Pil Gyo (4.15pm)
I’m going to the recording studio and write with Minwoo…

Kim Dong Wan (4.18pm)
Oh ho~ Congrats congrats

Lee Jang Eon (4.26pm)
I’ll explain to you when I go to the recording studio later
You just need to take it easy^^

Jung Pil Gyo (4.28pm)
That’s what Dongwannie wrote??

Kim Dong Wan (4.29pm)
Ah do I write it all here?

Jung Pil Gyo (4.30pm)
Let’s just use Dongwan’s

Jung Pil Gyo (4.30pm)
Oh ho~ Congrats congrats – that one

I wanted to upload a proof shot but there isn’t any, so here’s this… Dongwannie says “Oh ho~ congrats congrats” and that’s all. It’s cold and Dongwannie who’s filming in the midst of the cold wave, fighting!

Credits: @ShinhwaCompany + Absolut Shinhwa

[12.01.25] Shinhwa Company Twitter update from Minwoo

[LeeMinWoo] There really isn’t much time left to go~ To the orange princesses, for all the waiting that you’ve done during this time, we’ll repay you with more than that^^ I just miss you like crazy♥

Credits: @ShinhwaCompany + Absolut Shinhwa

[12.01.26] Shinhwa, “We keep our promises”… Comeback after 4 years

Working hand-in-hand with CJ E&M for the release of their 10th album and their comeback concert in March
Acknowledged as Korea’s longest-running idol group, Shinhwa will soon be making their return to the K-pop world after 4 years.

Working together with CJ E&M on their comeback, Shinhwa will be releasing their 10th album in mid-March and also holding their comeback concert on 24-25 March at the Olympic Gymnastics Arena in Olympic Park/

Shinhwa made their debut in March 1998 and held their 10th anniversary concert in March 2008 before the members went on to serve their military obligations, resulting in a 4 year hiatus.

During the concert, the Shinhwa members had said “We started with six people and we will end with six people” and pledged to meet 4 years later. Now they’re back to keep that promise.

The Shinhwa members have been preparing for their comeback since last year.

Last year, the 6 members personally invested to set up Shinhwa Company, with Eric and Lee Minwoo helming the company as CEOs. CJ E&M is undertaking the distribution of the album as well as the Seoul and Japan concerts. Open World Entertainment, which also holds the rights to the Shinhwa trademark, will be responsible for Shinhwa’s Asia tour.

The members are currently working hard on the recording of the album.

A rep from Shinhwa Company expressed, “From the second half of last year onwards we’ve been requesting for songs from many composers, and the members are now recording for the album. They are striving to bring music that retains Shinhwa’s style and at the same time, in line with the current music trends. They’ll be filming for the MV next month.”

Their comeback concert – with strong support from CJ E&M – will take place on a grand scale, and will feature their new songs as well as their hits. In particular, as the concert falls on 24 March, which happens to be the date of Shinhwa’s debut, the concert will also serve to commemorate Shinhwa’s 14th anniversary.

Shinhwa will officially kickstart their promotional activities once the last member Lee Minwoo completes his military service in early March.

Shinhwa is also slated to hold a press conference on 5 March, where they will release details of their album and Asia tour.

Shinhwa Company’s official Twitter account has just been launched, while a large banner reading “Shinhwa, we keep our promises” will be put up on Gangnam-daero (Gangnam Avenue) on the afternoon of 27th Jan.

A Shinhwa Company rep explained, “The meaning behind this is to signify that the members have kept the promise they made to their fanclub Shinhwa Changjo at the 10th anniversary concert, that they will be coming back.”

He added, “Although many idol groups have emerged, as a group that has gone on for more than 10 years without any change of members, Shinhwa’s comeback will be even more meaningful.”

Credits: Yonhap News + Absolut Shinhwa

[12.01.27] Lee Minwoo to be discharged from military service on 2 March

The date for Shinhwa member Lee Minwoo’s official discharge from military service has been confirmed.

According to several industry insiders whom Star News spoke to, Lee Minwoo will be discharged from military service on 2 March. Lee Minwoo has been deployed as a public service officer with Seoul Station since Feb 2010.

With his impending discharge from military service, all of the Shinhwa members will have returned from the army, generating even more interest and excitement among the fans. This effectively kickstarts Shinhwa’s comeback plans in March.

In fact, it has already been planned for Shinhwa to release their comeback album when Lee Minwoo returns from military service. After that, Shinhwa will officially return to their fans after 4 years, with a concert held on 24 March at the Olympic Gymnastics Arena to celebrate their 14th anniversary.

Lee Minwoo, together with Eric, Kim Dongwan, Shin Hyesung, Junjin and Andy, formed Shinhwa in 1998, and have stayed together for 14 years without any change of members to become Korea’s longest-running idol group.

Credits: Star News + Absolut Shinhwa

[12.01.28] Dongwan’s Naver blog: 2012 (main page updated)

‘Dancing Queen’


Films that everyone must watch.

Credits: Dongwan’s Naver blog + Absolut Shinhwa

Dancing Queen

Pacemaker (2012) Teaser | 페이스 메이커 (2012) 예고편

Shinhwa promises to comeback through banners posted all over Seoul

Shinhwa has solidified their promise to make their comeback in March with their fans.

On January 27th, orange banners with the words, “Shinhwa – We keep our promises. 20120324,” in various spots all over Seoul.

The group, who had gone on hiatus after their 10th anniversary concert in order to fulfill their military service, had put up the banners to once again promise their awaiting fans to comeback on March 24th for their 14th anniversary.

In response, Shinhwa’s fan club, Shinhwa Changjo (or “creation of a legend”), also put up banners that stated, “We, Shinhwa Changjo, also keep our promises.”

Back during the 10th anniversary concert while announcing their upcoming hiatus, the six members had promised their fans, “Shinhwa will comeback, we will be with you even with death.”

The members are in the midst of preparations for their comeback concert as well as their 10th album, and working hard to show their fans a continually progressing Shinhwa.

Source + Photo: Joy News via Naver + allkpop