June 30, 2014 Hyo Min released her first solo …

June 30, 2014 Hyo Min released her first solo album: Make Up

Hyo Min (효민) born Park Sun-young (박선영) on May 30, 1989, is a soloist and former member of girl group T-ARA, under MBK Entertainment. She made her solo debut on M! Countdown in July, and soon after released another single called “Fake It”

Honorable Mentions:
2010 – Kim Sori (김소리)

– Hip Girl

       Her second EP, with the title track: “Hero
2011 – Hwayobi (화요비)

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Reborn

       Her fourth mini album, with the title track: “I’m Ok
2015 – Ailee

(에일리)

– Johnny

       Her sixth single track: “Johnny“  

June Wrap Up

Hello again!

We are officially halfway through the year! We hope that you guys have been enjoying our content so far, and continue to do so as we go into the second half of 2019. One of the more exciting announcements this time around is that we’re opening a discord! It’ll be a fun place to talk all things Korean entertainment (that means dramas, movies, variety shows and more!). The invite link is down below- we hope to hear from you all there! We hope you continue to enjoy your summer (or winter).✌

Discord Invite Link: https://discord.gg/3gx6u5R

~ JR, Min, & Onix

NEWS:

June 15, 2009: Lee Myung-bak, South Korea’s president, meets U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington to talk about North Korea.

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June 23, 2009: The Bank of Korea releases the 50,000 Won banknote, with Sim Saimdang as the chosen figurehead.

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June 26, 2009: The Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty are registered as a UNESCO World Heritage site. This year marks the 10 year anniversary of this. 

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June 22, 2010: South Korea’s national football team qualifies for the knockout stages of the 2010 World Cup with 4 points, winning 2–0 against Greece, losing 4–1 to Argentina and drawing 2–2 with Nigeria.

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June 25, 2013: A cyber attack affects government websites, causing the country to send out an alert. 

DRAMAS:

June 2009: He Who Can’t Marry (This drama is a remake of the 2006 Japanese show of the same name. Trot duo Wink, and BIN of girl group LUV, made cameos. It also won two awards at the KBS Drama Awards.)
June 2009: Friend, Our Legend (This drama is a remake of the 2001 movie named Friend. This TV adaption was meant to flesh out the story. The show was entirely shot in Busan and completely pre-produced which was very uncommon for the time. Famous actor Hyun Bin stars as the main lead.)
June 2009: Triple (This drama was Min Hyo Rin’s acting debut. Yoon Kye Sang, formerly of OG boy group g.o.d, is one of the main male leads.)

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June 2010: Baking King: Kim Tak Gu/Bread, Love and Dreams (This is considered Yoon Si Yoon’s breakout role. Eugene of S.E.S. is one of the main female leads. Being one of the highest rated dramas of 2010, it reached over 50% viewership ratings. It is also the 25th highest rated drama of all time, receiving presidential honors, and winning many awards at multiple award shows.)
June 2011: Heartstrings/You’ve Fallen For Me (CNBLUE’s Yong Jong Hwa and Kang Min Hyuk both feature in this show. The show reunited Yong Jong Hwa and Park Shin Hye who previously starred together in the show You’re Beautiful (2009). Yong, Kang, and fellow FNC label mates FT Island contributed to the OSTs.)
June 2011: I Need Romance (This drama was popular with young women for it’s realistic depiction of women in their 20s-30s.)

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June 2012: Big (This was Gong Yoo’s first drama after

being discharged from the military, and following his smash hit Coffee Prince in 2007. Shin Won Ho of Cross Gene (who debuted about a week after the premiere) is a member of the cast. The show got decent ratings.)
June 2012: I Need Romance 2012 (A spin-off the drama of the same name. The cast was an entirely new group of characters, but the original cast made cameos.) 

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June 2013: A Hundred Year Legacy (This show won drama of the year at the 2013 MBC Drama Awards. Eugene of S.E.S. plays the main female lead. It also won a few other awards.) 
June 2013: I Can Hear Your Voice (Lee Jong Suk stars as the main lead. The show was incredibly successful earning it a two episode extension, as well as many awards from various award shows.)
June 2013: Goddess of Marriage (This drama got over 10% ratings and won various awards.)

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June 2014: My Dear Cat (Jun Hyo Seung of girl group Secret stars in this drama. It got decent ratings during it’s run time.)
June 2014: Trot Lovers (Jung Eun Ji of Apink  (who eventually won two awards for her work) is the main female lead. It got up to 10% ratings.)
June 2014: Gunman in Joseon (Lee Joon Gi stars as the main lead. It got over 10% viewership ratings and won multiple awards at various award shows.)

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June 2015: Hello Monster/ I Remember You (Stars Seo In Guk, Jang Nara, Park Bo Gum, and EXO’s D.O.)
June 2015: High Society (Uee of After School stars as one of the main female leads, as Park Hyung-sik of ZE:A as one of the main male leads.)

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FILMS:

June 11, 2009: Running Turtle (This movie topped the box office over its first weekend with a total of 480,293 admissions. It led the box office for a second consecutive weekend, and as of August 2, 2009 had accumulated a total of 3,051,136 admissions.)
25, 2009: Bandhobi (This is an independent film about a Bangladesh man and his friendship with a South Korean woman.)

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June 3, 2010: The Servant (This movie re-tells the origins of the famous Korean folktale Chunhyangjeon from the perspective of the male protagonist Lee Mong-ryong’s servant. It achieved over 3 million admissions.) 
June 16, 2010: 71: Into the Fire (With over 3 million admissions, it was the fifth highest grossing film of 2010. TOP of Big Bang is one of the cast members.)

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June 9, 2011: White: The Melody of the Curse (Ham Eun Jeong of T-ara is the main female lead. After School made a cameo.) 
June 23, 2011: Green Days: Dinosaur and I (This film was completely hand drawn. The contributing voice actors are Park Shin Hye and Oh Yeon Seo of girl group LUV)

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June 21, 2012: I AM.: SM Town Live World Tour in Madison Square Garden (This documentary-esque film follows around SM artists as they get ready for the show.) 
June 5, 2013: Secretly, Greatly (Kim Soo Hyun leads this film that is based on the 2010 spy Webtoon series Covertness by Hun (receiving 40 million page hits). Once released, the film broke several box office records including the highest single day opening for a domestic film, most tickets sold in one day for a domestic film, the biggest opening weekend, the highest-grossing Webtoon-based film, and the fastest movie to reach the million, two million, three million, and four million marks in audience number. It’s success was said to be because a large percentage of overall audiences were teens. It also won many awards.)

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June 4, 2015: Perfect Proposal (This movie opened at fourth place in the box office, earning ₩760 million (US$676,000) from 95,700 admissions in its first four days.)
June 25, 2015: Minority Opinion (This film was based on true events. It received mixed reviews, and because of its political content, it took 2 years to find a distributor. )

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HAPPY EVENTS:

June 5, 2010: Semi is added to, girl group, Jewelry’s lineup.  
June 21, 2012: Kaeun makes her After School debut on M! Countdown with the song Flashback.
June 24, 2015: Sunmi returns to Wonder Girls for their band comeback, I Feel You.

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SAD EVENTS:

June 3, 2009: Do Kum-bong, 79, actress died.
June 28, 2009: Yu Hyun-mok, 83, film director died of cerebral infarction.
June 30, 2010: Park Yong-ha, actor and singer, committed suicide aged 32.

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2011: Bekah graduates from After School.
2012: Kahi graduates from After School.
2014: Sera leaves Nine Muses.

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TOP POST OF THE MONTH:

4Minute – Hot Issue with 25 notes!

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June 30, 2011 Ash Gray released their first st…

June 30, 2011 Ash Gray released their first studio album:

AshGray

Ash Gray

(애쉬그레이)

is currently a group under Bigfoot Records. There have been multiple line changes since their debut in 2009. One of their members, No Min-hyuk, was part of the late 90s boy group Click-B. 

June 29, 2015 BTOB released their first full l…

June 29, 2015 BTOB released their first full length album: Complete

BTOB (비투비) is a seven member boy group under Cube Entertainment. For the first time since their debut, they ranked at the top of music charts due to this album’s release. This promotion period marked the first release in a trilogy of ballad title tracks. 

Honorable Mentions:
2009 – Drunken Tiger

(드렁큰 타이거)

Feel Ghood Muzik

       His eighth album, with the title track: “True Romance
2015 – G.Soul (지소울)

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Love Me Again
       His third single, with the title track: “Love Me Again

June 29, 2011 T-ARA released their second mini…

June 29, 2011 T-ARA released their second mini album: John Travolta Wannabe

T-ARA (티아라), during this song’s promotion period, was a seven member girl group under MBK Entertainment. The members decided on the concept after watching John Travolta’s Saturday Night Fever. The song performed really well on the charts, and by August of the same year it had amassed $2 million dollars in sales. A repacked album followed on August 1st. 

Honorable Mentions:
2009 – Wonder Girls (원더걸스)

– Nobody

       Their English, single track: “Nobody

June 28th, 2012 Handsome People released the s…

June 28th, 2012 Handsome People released the single: Disco Girl

Handsome People (핸섬피플) is a male Indie group. “Disco Girl” is an unusual track, as it’s a combination of being futuristic, while also being an up-beat disco track. Although they had a lot of potential, they were only active from 2011 – 2012.

Are you a fan of this track? Tell us why you like it!

June 27th, 2013 Ulala Session released their s…

June 27th, 2013 Ulala Session released their second EP: Memory

Ulala Session (울랄라 세션) is a small group known for being a bit quirky. Regardless of what music video you watch, you’ll find yourself cracking up over their antics. They started in 2011, but didn’t receive much notoriety until they won Superstar K3. Unfortunately, their leader (Lim Yoon Taek) passed away from cancer in 2013 and the group took a hiatus for a while to cope with their loss, but haven’t disbanded.

What was your initial impression of this group? Let us know!

June 27th, 2017 Chaos released their first min…

June 27th, 2017 Chaos released their first mini-album: Racer

Chaos (카오스) was a five-member boy group who debuted in 2012. The opening of “Racer” lives up to its name with how it speeds up like a race car at the beginning; it will catch your attention immediately. Unfortunately, unlike “Racer”, they couldn’t keep up the momentum, and ended up disbanding a year after debut.

Were you a fan of Chaos? Let us know what your favorite song by them was!

June 26, 2015 Bay.B released their second digi…

June 26, 2015 Bay.B released their second digital single:

차올라/Come to Mind

Bay.B (베이비) is a three member girl group under CAN Entertainment. The group consists of Miho (미호), Seola (설아), and Miel (미엘). They debuted in May of 2014 with the song “Quecera Cera”.

Honorable Mentions:
2015 – Chae Yeon (이채연)

– 

Obvious
       Her second single, with the title track: “안봐도 비디오”

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