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[M&B Magazine] Professor Son IlRak, Father of BEAST’s Son Dongwoon

Professor Son Ilrak mentioned his second son, Son Dongwoon, who is well known as a maknae and the visual member in idol group BEAST. Even since young, Son Dongwoon was receiving love calls from various entertainment agencies. Naturally, he started his dreams of being a singer. But Prof Son IlRak opposed his dreams in the initial stages.

“My philosophy has always been ‘giving education that would hone his skills’, but at that time, I didn’t exactly know what were his talents. Perhaps he has a strong curiosity for the entertainment industry, but since we have no idea about the industry, I was worried, hence I opposed his dreams.”

However, Dongwoon took a vocal test in one of the famous agency, and had proven his ability which had started his trainee life during his first year of middle school.

“I worked hard to support him in silence. I thought that as my son entered his 3rd year of middle school, he would think that the entertainment industry doesn’t suit him and would then give up. But after asking experts and many people around, they said that he had a strong adaptability as well as good skills. I could only feel bitter then. I went into a really strong conflict with my son. We even fought to the extent that I wanted to disowned him from home. (laughs)”

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But Prof Son IlRak took a time out to sort out his thoughts. That was when he joined the marine team. Usually, parents would oppose their children to be in the marine team, but Prof Son was different.

“I joined to understand my inner self. And the thought of ‘it was all my greed’ came to me. Therefore, after the trip, I suggested to my children and my wife to join this trip in the future.

Family trips continued to be like a communication project.

“I spent more time talking to my son. And at the end of it, I said ‘Okay, let’s do this’. And I started teaching my son in his studies again. It was a self-made decision, so he worked really hard in his studies.”

However, after Dongwoon’s 3rd year in high school, he chose the road to be a singer again and would be making his debut soon.

“Of course, I was worried all the time after his debut. I have no idea about it, and ‘celebrities’ sounded like a family business. (It’s an industry) Where family have to look out for many things. Even now too, when there’s a bad article about other celebrities, my heart sank like it’s one of my concerns. Even so, his road ahead seemed to have turned out smooth.”

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After returning from ‘World Tour’ in countries of Europe and Asia, BEAST followed with ‘Japan Tour’ and plans to release a album in mid of April. Prof Son IlRak encourages the idol culture and even gave opinions on where the industry should improve on. Lately, Son Dongwoon is not only active in group activities. His individual activities have increased with a musical role as well as the MC of a cable channel.

“As of now, my son is 24 years old, but I’m still worrying. Fortunately, rather than the conceit mindset of never ending popularity, it seems that he is preparing for when his popularity drops. I’ve encouraged him to take up a new field. When there was this musical proposal, I asked him to try it out. Although he was still lacking as compared to a professional, but as he challenge this field, his ability has definitely gone better. I think that youth itself is the potential within.”

Professor Son IlRak and his strong bond with Son Dongwoon is well-known even among BEAST’s fans. Prof Son Ilrak would write letters to his son, while Dongwoon would share talks with his father. Thanks to such warm education given by Prof Son IlRak, very often, Son Dongwoon would pull out a book to read or to study languages such as Mandarin, English and Japanese even during his busy schedules. But there’s one thing that we are all curious about, does Professor Son IlRak share dating tips to his son?

“I never talk about dating stuff with my son. This is because he is in an age capable of making decisions that relates to his personal life. Unless if my son shares with me on that matter, I will not pay much attention to it. Being in a relationship is a natural process and I think that it’s good if idols have the chance to date. However, I am concern if the strong attention that it might attract would strain their relationship. Fortunately many idol singers started out at a young age, so they are maturer and more aware of the situation.”

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Trans: loveindacube.wordpress.com

Source: M&B Magazine

 

[OBS] BTOB to make their first appearance on ‘Immortal Song’

Idol group BTOB will be making their first appearance on ‘Immortal Song’.

Through KBS2 official twitter which was posted today (31st March), it was revealed that BTOB will be guesting on the show for a special episode for composer Son SukWoo.

Prior to the recording, BTOB has revealed that they have been suggesting various ideas and practicing hard for ‘Immortal Song’. In particular, all seven members of BTOB will be appearing on the show. They delivered their intention to put on a stage that spans across generations. Attention has since been high for their upcoming stage.

BTOB’s leader, Seo Eunkwang, expressed their thoughts, “We will do our best to show everyone BTOB’s true colors on stage. Through music, we will put on a performance that shows a fusion across generations,” revealing their aspired thoughts.

Previously, BTOB has chosen ‘Immortal Song’ as their most wanted variety program. Through this opportunity, BTOB will be showing a wide variety of charms with their vocal and rap line, as well as their free-spirited stage.

Meanwhile, BTOB has recently concluded their promotions for 4th mini album ‘Beep Beep’

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Trans: loveindacube.wordpress.com

Source: OBS

[OSEN] 4minute wins #1 on Inkigayo! “We have prepared so hard for it”

The ladies of 4minute bagged the #1 mutizen award on 30th March during SBS ‘Inkigayo’ today.

On this day, 4minute member SoHyun shred the most tears on broadcast after they were announced winner for the week. She spoke with OSEN, “We have prepared so hard for this promotions, the members, too, participated actively for this album. We felt the sense of achievement, so I think (that’s the reason why) I cried” and, “We’re really grateful for Cube Entertainment’s staffs. Also, our fans have increased throughout this promotion. We’re extremely thankful for that.”

4minute revealed that they have a strong affection for this album as they personally worked on it from jacket pictures to outfit designs. Gayoon was in charge of outfits, while SoHyun participated in the design of the album cover. Two unit songs were included in the album as well.

On this day, 4minute members could not hide their surprise and excitement when they were announced winner on SBS ‘Inkigayo’. SoHyun’s tears during her winning speech further garnered attention.

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Trans: loveindacube.wordpress.com

Source: OSEN

[OSEN] BTOB expresses thoughts for goodbye stage, “Like a present for our 2 years anniversary”

Idol group BTOB has spoken with OSEN prior to their last stage for ‘Beep Beep’ promotions on Mnet MCountdown today (27th March).

Member Lee MinHyuk expressed, “Normally, singers would follow their title track. Similarly, like our title track called ‘Beep Beep’, it’s like we have successfully gone through a road filled with obstacles,” he said.

Im Hyunsik delivered his thoughts, “Not long ago, we have celebrated our 2nd year anniversary. ‘Beep Beep’ promotion period was like a present for our 2nd year anniversary.” Eunkwang followed, saying, “It feels that we will achieve even more for our next promotion.”

The members continued, “We have gained much more loves than what we’ve anticipated. And we’re really thankful for that. We hope only to repay everyone’s love with better music”, they unanimously said.

Meanwhile, BTOB was charted #1 on Hanteo Weekly album chart and even took top spots on main music sites. They were nominated for #1 on various music broadcast, proving their popularity among music fans in and out of the country.

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Trans: loveindacube.wordpress.com

Source: OSEN

[OSEN] BEAST to star on ‘Showtime – The Burning BEAST’… First broadcast on April 10th

Idol group BEAST will be appearing on MBC ‘Showtime – The Burning BEAST’ which will make its first broadcast on April 10th.

According to officials from MBC today, BEAST will be reappearing on this real variety show, 4 years after ‘Idol Maid’ which was in 2010.

‘Showtime’ will be personally taking in questions where BEAST will be answering them on broadcast. Being one of the top idol groups in Korea, BEAST who enters into their 6th years will solve every inquiries about the group, as well as showing the real daily lives of BEAST.

In previous reality shows, BEAST has shown their true self as rookies of the industry, which has gained themselves strong popularity. This time round, BEAST will be revealing their honest sides and their growing transformation. In particular, the members of BEAST have been recognized for their variety senses through various personal schedules.

Making a ‘comeback’ to real variety, ‘Showtime – The Burning BEAST’ will broadcast starting on April 10th.

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Trans: loveindacube.wordpress.com

Source: OSEN

[OSEN] Yoon Doojoon appointed as CF model for cold noodles

Yoon Doojoon has been appointed as the new advertisement model for cold noodles.

Yoon Doojoon who took the main lead on tvN ‘Let’s Eat’ had garnered attention for his ‘eating broadcast’ scenes. It was reported that Yoon Doojoon has recently completed a shoot for a cold noodles brand in Gyeonggido.

Modelling for apparel brand previously,Yoon Doojoon who takes charge as the ‘visual’ of BEAST was revealed to have received and is currently considering various advertisement proposals after the broadcast of ‘Let’s Eat’. In particular, his natural yet expressive eating look on broadcast have appealed to wide audience.

His role in the drama has brought high anticipation for his upcoming activities. It was also revealed that Yoon Doojoon was appointed as an honorary ambassador for K League with his strong passion and interest in soccer.

Amidst many love calls, Yoon Doojoon will soon be making a return in the music industry as a member of BEAST, and is currently preparing for their long-waited comeback.

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Trans: loveindacube.wordpress.com

Source: OSEN

[Sports Seoul] BTOB MinHyuk to star in melodrama ‘A New Leaf’

비투비 민혁이 MBC 개과천선에 여주인공 박민영의 동생 역으로 합류한다. /MBC 제공

Boy group BTOB member Lee MinHyuk has been cast for MBC Wednesday-Thursday drama ‘A New Leaf’ (tentative title).

Cube Entertainment spoke with Sports Seoul today and revealed, “MinHyuk will be playing the role of the younger brother of the female lead Park MinYoung (played by Lee JiYoon).” JiHyuk, MinHyuk’s character is said to be one that livens the drama.

On this day, MBC Program Twitter uploaded two pictures of MinHyuk. In the revealed picture, MinHyuk was holding a drama script with a title that writes ‘A New Leaf’ while posing with a bubbly expression. MinHyuk in neat suits further raises anticipation for his character in the drama.

‘A New Leaf’ talks about an excellent lawyer, Kim SukJoo (acted by Kim MyungMin) who met an accident who then suffers from amnesia. He then tries to discover more about himself.

This drama is set to release next month.

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Trans: loveindacube.wordpress.com

Source: Sports Seoul