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Kim Hyun Joong to release 2nd mini-album, “Lucky”, next month (October)

After wrapping up a successful solo debut earlier this year, SS501‘s Kim Hyun Joong is ready to make his comeback with a new mini-album next month!

On September 28th, Key East Entertainment updated Kim Hyun Joong’s official homepage with pre-order and tracklist info on his 2nd mini-album, “Lucky“.

“Lucky” was co-produced by Steven Lee (who’s worked with Kim Hyun Joong on his first mini-album) and Taewan a.k.a. C-Luv. Kim Hyun Joong will be promoting “Lucky Guy” as his title track.

Pre-orders for the album begin on September 29th through major record stores like Synnara, Yes24, Hottracks, and Interpark.  The album will officially drop online and in stores on October 11th.

Check out his full tracklist below:

Tracklist:

01. Do you like that
02. Lucky Guy (title track)
03. Smile
04. I’m Your Man
05. U
06. Lucky Guy (Instrumental)

Source: Kim Hyun Joong Official Homepage
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Kim Hyun Joong to follow-up with “Kiss Kiss”

After wrapping up promotions for his “Break Down” comeback, SS501’s Kim Hyun Joong chose “Kiss Kiss” as his follow-up track!

Key East explained, “Kim Hyun Joong thought that ‘Kiss Kiss’, a pop dance track with an upbeat rhythm, would be the perfect fit for the hot summer. He will be preparing for his follow-up promotions.”

“Kiss Kiss” will be a special treat for fans as it features sweet lyrics written specifically for them.  Having captured the hearts of women with his powerful and charismatic “Break Down” image, Kim Hyun Joong will be returning with a more romantic side starting with Mnet’s ‘M! Countdown‘ on July 14th.

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Kim Hyun Joong draws a present for his fans

As a special present for his fans, Kim Hyun Joong personally drew the stage formation for his “Break Down” performance.

Amused fans noticed that he had paid special attention to drawing out the details of his fishnet shirt, sunglasses, and even his mic. Key East explained, “As a way of thanking fans for the explosive love he’s been receiving since his comeback, he’s come up with a surprise present. Thank you for giving so much love to his title track, “Break Down”, and please look forward to his future promotions.”

Netizens commented, “On stage, he’s charismatic, but in the drawing, he’s a cutie pie”, “Was he Picasso in his past life? Picajoong daebak”, “His drawing skills have improved”, and “Your nunas are touched with your ability to catch even the smallest of details for every dancer.”

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Kim Hyun Joong performs “Break Down” on Inkigayo

After being known as the leader of SS501, and then as an actor, since debuting some six years ago, Kim Hyun Joong is ready to embark on a new path as a solo singer.

Having released his solo mini-album “Break Down” earlier this week, Hyun Joong becomes the fourth SS501 member to do so with Kim Kyu Jong the only one not to have released a solo album.

His title track, “Break Down“, was composed by Steven Lee and is classified as a ’south urban dance track’ which combines powerful electric brass and synth sounds to create an energetic track right from its beginning phases, and has a dynamic choreography to ensure a strong performance.

He also performed “Please“, which is a pop R&B track, featuring a beautiful piano melody and a heavy orchestra arrangement that brings out the sadness of the lyrics.

Check out his comeback stage below!

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Kim Hyun Joong talks about his trainee days

On June 8th, Kim Hyun Joong guested on MBC’s “Knee-Drop Guru” and talked about his training period before his debut with SS501.

He began by describing the strict environment of his former label, DSP Media: “It’s a company that makes you fend for yourself. As a trainee, I’d clean up the recording room in the morning and run 20 laps around the field. Every day, they’d add another lap until I reached 40. We also had to eat fast.”

He continued, “When we were being trained in singing, eight of us would be in one small room and had to sing together. It was hard to concentrate on what you were singing.”

MC Kang Ho Dong commented, “Your CEO at the time is known for being quite the scary man.” Kim Hyun Joong replied, “He was hard, but we said everything we wanted to. Even if he said, ‘What do you mean you need dancers, it’s just extra expenses,’ we would still say that we needed dancer hyungs and he’d listen and comply. He was like a father, and he would call me son. He thought cutely of me.”

When asked about SS501’s rivals at the time of their debut, he mused, “We were half confident in our ability to stand on equal footing with TVXQ. We thought of sneakily going from behind and then bursting out in front. It wasn’t necessarily a plan, but just the atmosphere at the time. The public naturally set it up like that for us.”

Reflecting back to his debut on June 8th, 2005, Kim Hyun Joong concluded, “After our first broadcast, I teared up. I think it’s because of that sense of achievement and because I remembered everything we had gone through as trainees.”

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Kim Hyun Joong performs “Break Down” on M! Countdown

After being known as the leader of SS501, and then as an actor, since debuting some six years ago, Kim Hyun Joong is ready to embark on a new path as a solo singer.

Having released his solo mini-album “Break Down” earlier this week, Hyun Joong becomes the fourth SS501 member to do so with Kim Kyu Jong the only one not to have released a solo album.

His title track, “Break Down“, was composed by Steven Lee and is classified as a ’south urban dance track’ which combines powerful electric brass and synth sounds to create an energetic track right from its beginning phases, and has a dynamic choreography to ensure a strong performance.

He also performed “Please“, which is a pop R&B track, featuring a beautiful piano melody and a heavy orchestra arrangement that brings out the sadness of the lyrics and “Let Me Go” as well.

Check out his triple song comeback stage below!

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Kim Hyun Joong releases full MV for “Please”

Last week, SS501’s Kim Hyun Joong officially kicked off his comeback preparations with the surprise teaser release for “Please“from his debut solo album, “Break Down“. He’s finally unleashed the full MV for “Please”, and it was definitely worth the wait!

Scenes were recorded at an indoor set on May 16th, and the entire production was overseen by director Jo Soo Hyun, who’s known working with TVXQ, Big Bang, and SNSD. Kim Hyun Joong was joined by actress Kim Min Seo as his special love interest.

KeyEast stated, “Before the release of the mini-album’s title track, ‘Break Down’, we have decided to release ‘Please.’ This music video is the work of some of the top staff in Korea, and we are sure fans are looking forward to seeing his new image.”

Check it out below!

Kim Hyun Joong will be holding his debut showcase on June 7th before dropping his full mini-album on the 8th and then beginning his full-scale album promotions.

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Lotte reveals star-studded CF for ‘Lotte Duty Free’

Mega-corporation Lotte has created a CF of epic proportions in order to advertise their luxurious ‘Lotte Duty Free‘ shops.

Enlisting some of Korea’s top Hallyu stars, Lotte created a visual experience that many of us have never witnessed before in a commercial.

Hyun Bin, JYJ, Big Bang, Choi Ji Woo, Song Seung Hun, 2PM, Jang Geuk Suk, and Kim Hyun Joong came together as fairy-tale characters, and even sang a special song for the CF.

Grab some popcorn and enjoy the show!

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Kim Hyun Joong becomes a college student

It’s just been revealed that SS501’s Kim Hyun Joong enrolled in a college earlier this year.

In March, the idol-turned-actor was accepted into Chungwoon University as a stage production business major. Fans were surprised by this new info, since Kim Hyun Joong previously dropped out of high school to fulfill his dreams as a musician. After putting his education on hold, he decided to enroll in the university as part of the class of 2011.

On May 26th, a representative for his agency stated, “Kim Hyun Joong became a late college student earlier this year and is juggling both his education and music production. He is working hard to have his comeback as a singer as well, in addition to continuing his studies as a student.”

Kim Hyun Joong is scheduled to have his singing comeback in June, and is holding a showcase on June 7th.

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Kim Hyun Joong to release his first mini-album simultaneously across Asia

SS501’s leader, Kim Hyun Joong, will soon be releasing his first ever mini-album simultaneously across Asia.

On May 26th, KeyEast Entertainment stated, “Kim Hyun Joong’s first mini-album ‘Break Down‘, will be released in Korea, China, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand and Singapore, all at the same time. We chose to release it simultaneously in Asia because of his international fans.

The mini-album’s title track is called, ‘Break Down‘, and the remaining tracks have been listed as ’Intro (Let Me Go)‘, ‘Please‘, ‘Kiss Kiss‘, and ‘Yes I Will‘.

Kim Hyun Joong himself visited the U.S. to prepare for the album, and the music video took 200 million won to film.

The star will start his promotions with a showcase on June 7th, which will host around 4,000 fans.

‘Break Down’ began its pre-orders through an off-line store on May 20th and the album is set to be released on June 8th.

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