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      [NEW] Member Solo Activities Subforums!   03/11/2017

      Hey Karaholic! Since all of the members are now with different agencies, we thought it'd be appropriate to create new subforums so members can stay in touch with their activities. Please try to post here from now on with future updates and events.  Here are the new subforums we've created:
      Park Gyuri: http://www.karaholic.com/forums/index.php?/forum/158-park-gyuri-solo-activities-motion-media/
      Han Seungyeon: http://www.karaholic.com/forums/index.php?/forum/159-han-seungyeon-solo-activities-jwide/
      Goo Hara: http://www.karaholic.com/forums/index.php?/forum/157-goo-hara-solo-activities-keyeast/
      Jung Nicole: http://www.karaholic.com/forums/index.php?/forum/160-jung-nicole-solo-activities-b2m/
      Kang Jiyoung: http://www.karaholic.com/forums/index.php?/forum/161-kang-jiyoung-solo-activities-sweetpower/ For Youngji, we've opted to leave the forum as is as she is still with DSP Media.  Thanks for your attention, hope you continue to drop by and visit.. new members and old! 

      -KH Staff

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  1. hehe.. yup yup its been awhile.. ^_^ Hope all is good for u ^^

  2. oh wow.. great to hear. I've added you too.. let's catch up there ^_^

  3. Yep yep yep.. looking forward to it! ^_^

  4. heyy anne... jz drop by to say HI! ^___^

  5. hehe.. im fine.. how r u? graduated? whats next? Ahh.. i need to add u back to my msn contact

  6. Hey yudd.. Jz drop by to say hi!! Hehe (^_^)

  7. Oopss i post in the wrong place. Hhhaha and hi to you Too Nov!!

  8. Hey yudd... Jz drop by to say hi. (^_^)

  9. Local Girl Group's Big 3 is expected to confront each other. SNSD, 2NE1 and KARA's comeback promotion activities will be around the same time in November. SNSD first revealed third single mini album title song 'Hoot' on 25 October, and taking the variety music chart by storms at #1. At the same time, the second single "Gee" which was released in Japan on 20 October also showed remarkable result and recently topping #1 on Oricon Single Chart (Daily).
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  11. It was announced today (17 Sept) that Rain, 2AM, KARA and other local popular artists will perform at Seoul Jamsil Olympic Stadium next month on the 23rd (Oct) for '2010 Asia Songs Festivals'. Amongst the announced casts for the 2nd line-up, includes BoA, China's Jane Zhang, Taiwan's Zheng yuen chang, Malaysia's Michael Wong (Guang Liang). Japan's Girlgroup AKB48 and Thailand's solo singer FILM will also participate in the festival. This year's Asia Songs Festival is a charitable music event that is part of coorporation between UNICEF and six countries in asia. Last month, Jacky Chan was appointed as the head of the organizing committee. This is a FREE festival performance and entry tickets are available for download on the official homepage. 3rd line-up will be announced early next month(early October). Source: YonHapNews Translated by aank1 @Karaholic.com Do not take out without credits.
  12. Korean Girl groups have been very active in Japan's music market, SNSD and Kara especially have earned almost 10 billion aggregately in Japan. SNSD debut last Sept 8 with Single Genie followed by Second single Gee on 20th. Up to date 'Genie' has sold 145,000 copies while Gee 70,000 copies. Kara debut with single Mister on August 11 and Kara's Best Album (compilations of Kara's hit songs) was released on September 29. Up to date Mister and Best album have sold 100,000 copies and 150,000 copies respectively. In japan, when releasing a single, there's normal edition and limited edition. There are several versions available. Depending on the version, prices range about 1000 yen to 2000 yen. Because of different version and prices, estimated (average out) price would be about 1,500 yen per copy. With that price in mind and thus calculation for their income: SNSD's Genie and Gee sold for 217 million yen (about 3 billion won) and 105 million yen (about 1.5 billion won) respectively while Kara's mister and Best album sold for 150 million yen (about 2.1 billion won) and 225 million yen (about 3.1 billion won) respectively which in total so far is about 9.7billion won of income. Moreover, SNSD 'Gee' topping Oricon single chart at #1 on 26th within one week of release. Compared to Genie, Gee received great response. Kara is expected to have similar result when second single to be released in Japan next mid-month, the record earnings are expected to exceed 10 billion won aggregately. Meanwhile SNSD and KARA will promote in both Korea and Japan at the same time. SNSD will promote 'Hoot' in Korea and 'Gee' in Japan. While Kara will promote new song in both Japan and Korea in November. Both groups are expected to have busy schedules. Thanks KaraAlmighty@twitter and anne for article tip Translated by aank1 @ karaholic.com Source:edaily news Do not take out without credits
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  14. Even on street in Shibuya fans shouting "I Like you guys" or "I wanna look like you guys" Oricon Greed? That's the attitude!.. Japanese fans enthusiastically said "Hope you get in Kohaku.. Really want to see you(Kara) to perform on Japan's Best traditional stage"(*Some of Japanese Fans Testimonies*) Exclusive Interview was conducted on 23 October evening at Seoul Jamsil stadium while waiting(at waiting room) to perform for 2010 Asia Song Festival. The concern about whether or not they will have success for their debut in Japan last July suddenly turned into confidence. This is due to the fact that they successfully entered the Oricon chart top 5 which makes them crowned as first foreign girl group to be in top 5. Members suddenly have the confidence and want to be able to perform at Kohaku uta Gassen. Sports Seoul conducted an exclusive interview to resolve the curiosity about Kara's success, excitement emotions and their Japan activities. How do you feel about your popularity in Japan? If we walk along the street in Shibuya, I began to realize that a flock of fans started to gather to see us. Because of tight schedule in Japan, we don't even have spare time to watch TV. Very often when we happen to turn it on and we are on it, we realized that there are indeed many people like us and we feel excited about it. (SeungYeon) Second Single <Jumping> is greatly anticipated. Actually to do promotional activities in both Korea and Japan at the same time has become a burden, but we're looking forward to it. This time a new song is to be released first in Japan then Korea. Nevertheless, the song will still be fresh and new in Korea. We are afraid but also curious about what kind of results that will come out in both Japan and Korea (Hara). What do you(all members) think are the factors for your popularity in Japan ? This is always what people are most curious about. We did ask Japan's side (officials) about this and they said the energy is overwhelmed when 5 distinct characters are together as one. This kind of group is hard to find in Japan. Japanese fans don't just "LIKE" us but we often heard they want to "LOOK ALIKE". The fans are also very interested in our fashion styles. Or in other words, they want to be as close(similar) as us in all ways. (Gyuri) How do you compare Korean Fans and Japanese Fans? Japanese fans is considerably more on the active side (outgoing and direct). Because they can't see us that often, they tend to be quite straight-forward. For example, when we have event they would come and wear the exact same clothes as our stage performance outfits. That may be Japanese fans culture but we're quite surprised to see how skillful they are as the way they dressed is really like how we dressed on stage as if you can just perform on stage with that outfit. (Gyuri) Big expectation to top oricon chart at #1? We do not have in mind that we have to or must get #1. We are just as good as newcomer. We are still new and at learning stage. (Jiyoung) Even so, it seems like you have set a goal for Japan activities. We have mentioned that we want to be in year end kohaku uta Gassen (Year End Japan NHK special program which usually best stars appear/invited). It seems to have become a symbol wanting to secure a place in order to perform in Japan's Traditional stage. We hope korean fans will cheer for us if we are able to stand and perform on that stage. (Gyuri) Thanks Mae for article tip Translated by aank1 @ karaholic.com SourceHankooki news Do not take out without credits
  15. KARA, in just two months, advertising revenue hit 2 billion! After debut in Japan, CF in both places are a big hit.. Including electronics, clothings, 4 contracts. After a big success in Japan, Girl group Kara also had a big hit in advertising. Recently, Kara signed advertising contracts in both Japan and Korea, which includes electronics, clothing, beverages. The amount of the contract currently is along the line of 5 billion won a year. Since debut in Japan on 11 August, money earned from advertising revenue has reached 2 billion. Kara's agency DSP entertainment representative said, "After a good performance in Japan, Kara received a lot of attention from advertising agencies. We received a lot of advertising inquiries from overseas. Japan's advertising agencies also showed a lot of interests. We received inquiries from more than 20 companies. According to one official that's responsible for overseas marketing, Kara has recently signed contract with Japan's famous consumer electronics. Kara is the first Korean girlgroup to sign advertising contract as model not with beauty products but electronic products. It is expected to have more advertising love call again at the time when second single to be released in Japan. Official said,"Kara shows sophisticated image while on stage, outside the stage, Kara shows familiar(friendly) face which is what Japan's females "Wannabe star". Therefore, a lot of beauty products, cosmetics as well as clothings advertising agency show great interests. Kara debut on August in Japan with first single "mister" and was up at #5 on Oricon single weekly chart, which was crown as first foreign girlgroup to hit top 10 within 30 years. Kara will release second single <Jumping> on 10 November, official(full) album to be released on 14 November as well as to start promoting activities. Thanks Mae for article tip Translated by aank1 @karaholic.com Source:Sports Hankook Do not take out without full credits
  16. KARA joined 'WE ONLINE' Star Marketing, following Jang Dong-gun. It was announced today that KARA participated in the second OST of 'WE ONLINE: Secret Expedition' which is a game joined developed by Goorm Interactive (CEO Park Young Soo) and KRG-Soft (꾸러기Soft **Name of Software/Game Company). Last March 'WE ONLINE: Secret Expedition's OST was sung together by a group of artists:Jang Dong-gun, Kim Seung-woo, Ji Jin-hee, Gong Hyung-Jin, Hwang Jong-Min,Lee Hana which garners a lot of interests. Therefore this time 'WE ONLINE' seek participation from Kara, a five-members popular girl-group (Park Gyuri, Han Seungyeon, Goo Hara, Jung Nicole, Kang Jiyoung) which is believed to be able to secure fans of all ages. Kara members showed their interests in cute characters and nice/sharp graphics While recording the OST. 'WE ONLINE: Secret Expedition's 2nd OST Teaser can be found at Homepage (we.goorm.com). Thanks Mae for the tip Source: Game Chosun Translated by aank1 @ karaholic.com
  17. Girl Group Kara's Leader Park Gyuri revealed her after promotions feelings. They just came back from Japan for their debut single release promotion from 8 August onwards for 8 days and 7 nights. On 19 August at one broadcaster waiting room they were asked several questions about their promotions in Japan. Park Gyuri said,"I thought it was a joke when I first heard about us at Oricon Weekly Chart. Actually even now I(we) still cannot believe it. We are not even Japanese group but yet we are able to receive such love which also worries us at the same time. Of course we are happy and proud. However, just like how we're so shocked at the same time we are confused too. Gyuri responded to questions asked about their popularity in Japan. She said, "Rather than expressing how we felt, it seems like we are more of shocked and surprised." When asked about factors that make them so well received and popular in Japan, Gyuri said " Many said that they can't find any other groups that look like us. We've also heard people like us because they feel like we are just like their sisters or friends next door. Looks like we have to work harder to show our very best and prettily no matter which stage performance we are in. Gyuri added, "We are glad and happy to have fans from another(foreign) place to love us but we have yet to work even harder just as much as how much we are being loved. We will do our very best and definitely will not let down both our Korean and Japanese fans for our upcoming album in September." Kara's single debut in Japan "Mister" was ranked at #5 on Oricon weekly chart(Based on 17 August). Kara is the first foreign girl group to be on Oricon weekly Chart top 5 with their debut single. Thanks anne for the tip Source: Hankooki Translated by aank1 @karaholic.com
  18. On 8 May, KARA held press conference in regards to their debut in Japan as well as handshakes event at Grand Prince Hotel, Akasaka, Tokyo. This handshakes event is especially to those who have purchased Japanese Special Premium Box that was released in Japan. Inside the Special Premium Box, there are information about the handshakes event. Anyone who purchased is eligible to come to the venue and participate at the event. Before the handshake event, press conference was held from 2PM. Over 100 reporters from various media attended the press conference. During the past week, Internet and various media sources such as Asahi News and Sankei Sports News have also been covering news about KARA. Amongst them, a reporter from one of Japanese most popular media JJ (women magazine) also attended the event. JJ (http://jj-jj.net/) is a popular magazine focusing on women
  19. It's a tough thing for women, Summer is bikini's season. Many women have battled with diet and now it's a challenge for women to strip the fat and look great for the season. At the same time, Idols Bikini Body - BEST 9 are revealed: 1 Kahi 1980, 168cm, 50kg 2 UEE 1988, 171cm, 51kg 3 박규리 (Park Gyuri) 1988, 162cm, 45kg Claimed to be 'goddess' , Park Gyuri's bikini photo filled with her natural look. Compared to just ordinary make-up look, Park Gyuri looks more friendly/better when she lets her hair down. But looking at her body line, not just the face, it is obviously self-explanatory why Gyuri is called the goddess. But it is a pity that goddess' shoulder-bone is exposed too little. (from the pic above it's Gyuri in bikini with a thin jacket on) 4 Go-Eun-ah 1988, 171cm, 45kg 5 Ga-in1987, 163cm, 43kg 6 Lee-Min-jeong 1982, 167cm, 49kg 7 Yoona 1990, 165cm, 47kg 8 Seohyun 1991, 168cm, 48kg 9 Yuri 1989, 167cm, 45kg Tips from Anne Source: Nate Translated by aank1 @ karaholic.com Do not take out without full credits.
  20. Girl group Kara selected as model for Japan popular carrier. Korean girl group is making a big sensation in Japan, Kara was picked as model for Japan's Carrier KDDI. From November onwards for Kara will model for KDDI's 'au Santa's Challenge', and will act as the event model character for three months. KDDI is one of the three biggest carrier in Japan (other two; DoCoMo,Softbank).The fact that Kara was chosen as model on such a large scale service provider just prove that Kara is that popular in Japan. Kara's Japan debut song 'Mister' release has almost been 3 months, even October already 'Mister' still received high popularity and able to stay on Japan's biggest destination site recochoku chart Top 10. Kara's Japan Second Single Album 'Jumping' and Japan first Album 'Girls Talk' are also popular and it was announced that promotion activities will begin soon. Translated by aank1 @ karaholic.com Source: sports Seoul Do Not take out without credits.
  21. KARA's Japan Best Album Online Reservation Sales was ranked at position #1. KARA's Best Album which includes 'Wanna''Pretty Girl''Lupin' which is scheduled to be released on 29 Sept. The album comes in two editions: Normal edition and limited edition. On 11th Sept this album's online reservation sales was ranked at #1 on Japanese Tower Record. Online Reservation sales have already started for about 4 weeks. Despite many japanese popular artists such as Nakajia Mika,etc have also released a lot of new songs which made the rank drop on the 5 Sept to 7 Sept, but it climbed back up again on 11 Sept and maintained at #1 on 12 Sept as well. There's slight drop on 13 Sept as Kanjyani's(?-name of japanese artist) new album was released pushing the sales down to #4 but it's expected to bounce back up the chart again based on the above analysis. Not only that, on last 1st Sept KARA VACATION which was released in Japan also gained so much popularity. 'KARA VACATION' on Oricon weekly Blue-ray total ranking was at #11, which is by far the highest and newest record for asia division ever since the record achieved by Haramiki Mekumi's Album (Beach Angels in Maui - released 2008) at #13. Kara will be releasing the second single album on early November in Japan, and is scheduled to release new album in Korea mid-November. Translated by aank1 @karaholic.com Source: Sports Chosun Do not take out without credits.
  22. This time KARA characters are introduced on FPS<Sudden Attack> <Sudden Attack> has gained a lot of popularity as it uses characters from local and other top stars such as Rain, Big Bang, 2NE1, Jessica Gomez and now Korea's popular girl group 'KARA' was introduced as the characters for the game. In Particular, on last Chuseok(Moon festival) 2NE1 was introduced as game characters which received tremendous popularity and this Chuseok (moon festival) KARA's characters are introduced and is expected to attract a lot of attention as well. In addition, there's also launching event to be held to commemorate KARA appearing as characters for the game. The characters are set to be released until 11 October and will be available for all users, net marble music streaming as well as payment vouchers and customers who purchase during the event is expected to pay in order to obtain Sudden Attack best weapons. Depending on the items purchased up to 365days, there are opportunities to receive cash offer provided by netmarble, which is limited to 400 people for the event. There are also special arrangements and events for people who play during the Chuseok period. More information can be found at <Sudden Attack> homepage(suddenattack.netmarble.net/) Tips from Mae Translated by aank1 @karaholic.com Source: Game Chosun Do not take out without credits.
  23. [#8000 Special Edition] KARA “Dream to take part in “Red & White Festival” and top Oricon Chart #1” NOTE:*** So what is NHK RED & WHITE SONG FESTIVAL? Red & White song festival is a yearly event (every 31st December) which Japan’s NHK broadcast music program (performers are usually artists that have high popularity, hit songs and high CD sales***. KARA, who was doing well on Oricon Chart and had just returned home, was invited by Sports Seoul for their special edition #8000 interview. This is the first interview after it was announced in Japan that KARA is the first Korean Girl Group to make such a remarkable result on Oricon Chart. Last Month (11 August), Kara made debut with single ‘Mister’, on the released day, it was ranked at #5 on Oricon Chart which surprised the Japan music world. Even after one week, KARA maintained at #5 on Oricon Weekly Chart. Excluding Japan, KARA is Asia’s First Girl Group to be on top 10 for their first week of album release on Oricon Weekly Chart. Interview was conducted at DSP entertainment new office which KARA said it‘s cozy. “It’s like a dream”, said KARA about their success in Japan. During this interview, they were asked about their testimonies about Japan debut and Oricon chart record as well as their future plans. Han Seungyeon was absent for this interview due to her spinal cord injury. ======================================================================================= INTERVIEWS: Since Debut in Oricon Chart, you are breaking records, how do you feel about it? We can’t even imagine what’s happening. Does not even feel real. Instead of talking about the record, we realized that we have “Good Response", a sense of responsibility to become bigger now, as it is responsibility for Hallyu. We put more efforts in studying Japanese because we would like the Japanese to know “There is this kind of girl group in Korea”. When did you plan to advance to Japan? And What is the reason for making decision to advance in Japan? Since earlier this year we have been making plans but even before that we have had a lot of interest already, to some extent, if there are chances, we really wanted to go even once. We went to a Morning Musume(Japanese group name) concert in 2008, we felt that their performance was great and really attractive. At that moment, we had this thought it’ll be great if we also have the opportunity to perform in other countries as representative of Korean Girl Group, being acknowledged and inspire the people there. What's the secret for KARA's popularity in Japan? What's media and fans reaction? Japan idol Girl Groups are cute and shows all kinds of lovely image. But we debut with 'Mister' which filled with lots of energy and we showed powerful performance. Japanese fans, "Girl Groups can also be this charming as well". However, we also showed our cuteness while we performed on programs that were televised. Media reports referred us as "Surprising Girls". We didn't expect Korean Girl Group would receive such a great response in Japan. KARA is particularly appealing to female fans in their 10s and 20s. We feel like they see us as their “Wannabe Model”. Many love to use the same/similar things we use like our fashion/costumes. We also heard a lot of people saying we are “Cute”. The guerrilla concert in Shibuya, Tokyo which was originally planned for 30 minutes in front of uninformed over 3000 people but it was suspended after just 3 minutes because of the crowd. Didn’t you feel it is such a pity? We didn't realize it but 3 minutes was indeed really short. It was real pity. We only sang a song and it ended. It was actually our opportunity to interact directly with our Japanese fans. A lot of fans gathered and were really surprised as this was unplanned. We were so impressed because it seems like many were amused by our song. Did you get to meet KARA's passionate fan even before your debut, Japanese Comedian Gekidan Hitori? Yeah, We did meet him directly and he looked handsome.. haha. We also gave him signed CD as present. We were so surprised the fact that other country's artist is also one of our fans who always support us. SNSD, 4-minutes, Brown eyed girls, are other Korean girl group advancing to Japan as well. It seems like you will be competing in both Korea and Japan now. We’re glad that we are able to promote/do activities together and it seems like we can achieve a synergy effect, which we wouldn't be able to if we are doing the activities alone by just ourselves. If we work hard together we will achieve 'Win Win effect' in which can pay off our efforts. Mainly because we can stimulate each other. What's the difference between Korea and Japan's Pop music? Korea usually broadcasts live music program while in Japan the performances are prerecorded. And in terms of style, Japan shows a rather cute image, their costumes and style feels like animation. What's your main goal going to Japan? We(as Girl Group) would like to lead Hallyu (Korean Wave) in Japan. To tell you more specifically, we would like to take part in NHK Red & White songs festival. We also want to be #1 on Oricon Chart as well as holding our own concert in the name of KARA. Due to Japan’s activities, Korean fans are concerned about activities in Korea. The reason why we did not get housing (dorm) in Japan is because we want to do activities side by side in both Korea and Japan. Not only to focus on one place but we want to do activities in both places together. There are also some Korean fans that expressed regret because they couldn’t see us that much. As we (KARA)are in the development/expansion phase now so please love and cheer us a lot. ======================================================================================= Can you please say some words for our #8000 special edition (Jiyoung) Congratulation on the 8000 edition, I can’t even imagine it has already reach as much as 8000. In 50 years or even 100 years, please keep bringing us good news. (Hara) Hope that Sports Seoul to keep growing. And also keep a constant interest in KARA.. Hoho.. (Gyuri) 8000 is way larger than my age. It is because Sports Seoul has many loyal readers and received great loves from readers. We (KARA) would also love to be long-run like Sports Seoul. (Nicole) Happy 25th Anniversary. Be Healthy. Please interview us again on 10000 edition. ======================================================================================= Thanks Mae for the article Translated by aank1 @ karaholic.com Source: Sports Seoul Do not take out without credits