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Don’t know “Nobody”?

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I feel sorry for the Wonder Girls, and even more sorry for those living in the Philippines. I’m sure when they came out with this song, they had no intentions of people getting killed over it.

Leo Santos of Tondo, Manila was stabbed and beaten to death because he had no idea what song he was singing. Leo was walking around Corregidor Street when he heard a guy named “Joseph”, sing “Nobody” and asked him what song he was singing.

Apparently Joseph got irritated and decided to stab and beat him along with three other people, Jansen Maglanque, Jonar Balagtas and Rodolfo Aguas. Manila police are now looking for the suspects, as Leo died on the spot on 8/26.

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Honestly I am not surprised at this. It was just last year that a man was killed because he can’t sing. To make matters worse, the off-duty cop that was on scene did nothing. The man was shot for not being able to sing a Whitney Houston song, when a karaoke store was advertising their new sets.

This is why people don’t want to go to the Philippines, they’re crazy, they may be even crazier than the Johnny’s and Cassies combined.

credits: akp
translation: Ikay Chun

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Other agencies’ exclusivity contracts

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Because of the whole situation with DBSK, some news sites have gone and done their own investigative reporting to see how well the other top acts fared in their exclusivity contracts.

SM Ent : 6-13 years
JYP : 7 years
YG : 5 years
DSP : 5-7 years

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Yoona of SNSD is the only one of the 9 girls who is contracted at 13 years. The reason: she’s been taking acting lessons since she was a child and has shown she can multi-task. “In YoonA’s case it’s due to the fact that she is not contracted as just a singer but as an actress as well.” said a SM representative.

SS501 is contracted for 5 years where as, KARA, is contracted for 7 years.  The reason? Girls are easier to market than males. Although an industry expert says, “Though top groups like TVXQ are omitted from this format, but typically girl groups that have the possibility of venturing into commercials, acting, and modeling tend to have contracts written out that are slightly longer than their male counter parts. It seems the younger they are the better that chances this will happen.”

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In my opinion, girls are just easier to market. If a female fails at selling records, they can easily put out a photobook, model, act in CM/dramas, etc. It’s easier to sell the female face and body than a male’s. It’s a proven fact in Japan and I’m sure it’s proven in Korea and Taiwan.

Some may say 13 years is a long time, while it is, if they start off young, they’re usually out of it in their early 20’s or so.  But if you entered in your teens, I can see where it sounded good “at the time”, but to be done with it in your mid 20’s just sounds like jail.

source: NOWNews

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Wonder Girls @ Teen Choice Awards

Check out the WONDER GIRLS at the Teen Choice Awards this Sunday in L.A.! Not only have they been touring with the Jonas Brothers all summer, they appeared on MTV, The Wendy Williams Show and now they make their red carpet debut at Teen Choice Awards!

WONDER GIRLS are doing what only other Asian artists have been wanting to do for a long time, make an actual impact on the American market. You go girls!

Teen Choice Awards official site

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2009 Dream Concert

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Who: DBSK, Big Bang, Super Junior, 2PM, Wonder Girls, and other artists (TBA)
When: 2009.10.10 / OPEN 3:00-5:30 / START 6:30-9:50PM
Where: Seoul Sunam World Cup Stadium
Inquiries: k-plaza

Filed under: Avex Entertainment, Entertainment, Events, J-Pop, Japan, Japanese entertainment, JYP Entertainment, K-Pop, Korea, Korean Entertainment, News, SM entertainment, YG entertainment, , , , , ,

Jonas Brothers are crazy for the Wonder Girls!

From JYP Twitter:

The Jonas brothers and their mangagement officially asked us to open for their entire US tour. And we said ‘yesssirrrr!’. Isn’t this crazy?!

So I’m uber happy for the girls!!! Because that means they are getting a great response from not just JB but their fans. Good job girls! I will see you in L.A.! or Seoul which ever!

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Wonder Girls x Jonas Brothers working together

So news has it that Wonder Girls are working on an American album and Jonas Brothers will be writing a couple of songs for them.  It also says that they will be doing a collaboration on a “electric house number”.

I’m really trying to hear what kind of songs JB can make for WG. I bet they really like them, I mean really 5 cute girls and 3 guys… you do the math (and your imagination).  Hopefully though this will help out the girls even more. I bet you’ll see their song on Disney or something though, that’s what happened to BoA.  Then again everyone watches Disney, even I do!

source: Sookyeong

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