EXO-M receives the ‘Most Popular Group’ at China’s Music Awards Ceremony !
Following the Music Billboard Newcomers ceremony, they swept the end of year ceremony too!
EXO-M received the “Most Popular Group Award” at China’s Music Billboard End of Year Ceremony, becoming a huge topic.
On the 14th, at 7.30pm (Local time), at the “13th Music Billboard End of Year Ceremony” held in China, Shenzhen Bay Sports Station, organised by the famous “Music Billboard.” An influential Chinese music awards ceremony targeted towards awarding idols that promote in China.
What’s worth mentioning is that last year September, EXO-M had already once received the “Most Popular Group Award” and the “Best Costume and Makeup At the Scene Award” against China’s newcomers, and during this time’s “Music Billboard End of Year Ceremony” they once more received the “Most Popular Group Award”, thus once more verifying their high popularity and influence in China.
The EXO-M who received the “Most Popular Group Award” on the day expressed that “last year at the ‘Music Billboard Newcomers Ceremony’ we received the ‘Most Popular Group Award’, we’re very happy that we have again received the ‘Most Popular Group Award’. Expressing their thanks to every single one of their fans. After revealing their feelings, they presented one of their songs from their first mini-album, “Your World/Angel”, and so causing an explosion of cheers.
EXO-K also attended the awards ceremony with them where not only did they celebrate EXO-M’s reward, but also presented their first mini-album’s title song <MAMA>’s dubstep edition with them on stage, making the scene’s atmosphere even more heated.
At the same time, on the 13th, in order to welcome EXO-M and EXO-K’s immigration into the country, more than a thousand fans gathered in China’s Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport. Due to the huge number of visitors, the Chinese Public Order even appeared. During the interview on the 14th after the awards ceremony, Sina, Sohu, QQ etc, a huge number of important Mainland media companies, began competing for the interview, allowing people to feel the huge popularity of EXO-M and EXO-K.
On the other hand, EXO-M and EXO-K are currently fully preparing for their new album.
source: exo-m’s weibo + sme’s blog
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EXO is about to celebrate their One Year Anniversary
EXO fans spread the positive energy
Sina Entertainment News by 饺子皮
In 2012 produced by Korean company SM Entertainment is an immensely popular new group made up of 12 boys, and the name of this group is EXO. From the moment they debuted, this group has swept the entire of Asia. EXO’s MAMA has stormed though and gradually presented itself in Asia. The 8th of April is the one year anniversary since EXO’s official debut. To EXO’s fans, this is a date with much commemorative meaning, they are using their own methods to celebrate EXO’s one year anniversary, doing charity and returning to the community to spread positive energy belonging to EXO. And this series of events have received the unanimous good comments from the public and society.
EXO’s Official One Year Anniversary Winning many big awards
On the 8th of April last year, a new group called EXO was birthed to, using a unique group concept they have received strong support from the public. The album’s title song MAMA uses a magnificent sound to highlight the charming voices of EXO-K and EXO-M. Furthermore, the lyrics perceptually express the struggles humans have in this world of reality and numbers (imagination), and the regret of the lack of communication (between people), as well as the feeling of longing after being able to find pure love, takes the degree of completion of this song to another level. The 12 members are in EXO-K: Kim Junmyeon, Byun Baekhyun, Park Chanyeol, Do Kyungsoo, Kim Jongin, Oh Sehun and in EXO-M: Kim Minseok, Luhan, Wu Yifan, Zhang Yixing, Kim Jongdae, Huang Zitao. The 8 Korean members and 4 Chinese members all have their different charms, their solid skills allowed them to win the Most Popular Group at the 5th Yin Yue Feng Yun Bang Newcomer Awards and the Best New Asian Artist Award at the 2012 Hong Kong Asian Music Awards, in less than half a year, to be able to win these many awards in such a short amount of time, one is able to see that their popularity is really not one to be underestimated.
Idol’s Fans Gather to Join Charitable Acts Warm the hearts of people
In the space of time after they’ve ended promotions for their title song, the members of EXO have not been slacking off, they are working hard to prepare even better music and a new look, and at the same time continuously volunteering, helping to clean the orphanage along with the children. Even from before debut, EXO has already been engaging in volunteering activities. This is the third time. The members expressed, “Even though there are other places that we volunteer at, but we are still the happiest seeing the children.” As EXO is engaging in volunteer work, their fans are similarly using positive energy to return to society. The carrying of charitable acts countrywide initiated by the EXO Group Bar (EXO’s Chinese fan forum),is also being carried out in China. Fans have also used the power of their weibos to join in the proceeds of these charitable acts. According to our understanding, EXO fans have initiated activities to care for the environment and to care for the old and the socially vulnerable in areas such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Zhejiang, Sichuan, Hebei.
Asia’s new stars EXO’s One Year Anniversary Awaiting Their Magnificent Return
The 8th of April is the one year anniversary of the strong new group EXO. After releasing their first new mini album MAMA last year, EXO has not been like the other new groups striking while the iron is hot and promoting at full force. As they have not released a new album since almost a year since their debut, fans are both anticipating and anxious. From the end of last year, there has been constant news about EXO’s impending comeback, and along with these few months of waiting, does SM Entertainemnt want to use this occasion of their one year anniversary to surprise everyone?
In the past year of 2012, EXO has only participated in a few family concerts and promoting their songs on variety shows. But their popularity is still rising, such popularity is seldom seen in new groups. Furthermore, under the arrangement of their company, EXO has participated in volunteer activities in the orphanage. While playing with the children we can see the positive energy and love of their youthful spirit. In the past when interviewing the EXO members, they have revealed that they are currently preparing for their new album. Recently, the EXO members have also appeared with new hairstyles when they came to visit at the Super Show 5, looks like we can really anticipate EXO’s comeback!
The male group EXO-M had a hard time at Shanghai’s airport in China because of the fervent fans.
On the 14th, the Chinese photo press caught on camera, EXO-M at Shanghai’s airport. EXO-M’s popularity in China is said to be skyrocketing.
A lot of fans came to Shanghai’s airport waiting for them. Moreover, some fans had placards saying ‘Marry me’.
The problem is that EXO-M wasn’t using the airport’s VIP hallway. When the EXO-M members appeared, a great commotion fell upon the airport. The fans surrounded them in the airport.
Eventually, EXO-M unavoidably went in the airport’s toilets and escaped there for 30 minutes. The airport’s security came and made a way for them and they could only leave the airport after that.
SMTOWN LIVE WORLD TOUR III Seoul Tickets On Sale July 12th! The package of tour goods we prepared for the fans in over 20 countries all over the world will be open July 6th!
The global performance <SMTOWN LIVE> targeted to attract fans from all over the world will have a magnificent opening at its Seoul stop on August 18th. The Seoul SMTOWN LIVE WORLD TOUR Ⅲ will be on August 18th at 5pm at Seoul Jamsil Olympic Stadium, where Kangta, BoA, TVXQ, SUPER JUNIOR, SNSD, SHINee, f(x), EXO, and other SM artists will perform, you’ll be able to view a global stage of super deluxe level artists bringing colorful performances to the stage, this is something really deserving of the attention it attracts from the audience.
It is also worth bringing to attention, that according to the SM artists’ global popularity, this particular SMTOWN LIVE Seoul concert is a special stop on the tour for fans all over the world, not only for Korean fans within Korea, but also global fans who are very enthusiastic about SM will gather at this concert, announcing in advance that this concert will be a place for global celebration.
Starting July 6th, through SM C&C (www.easternrooms.com), selling a tourist package for foreign fans not only in Japan, China, Taiwan, Thailand, and other countries in Asia, North America, South America, Europe…fans from over 20 countries can buy this package, this package includes a ticket to the Seoul stop for SMTOWN LIVE, also ticket for S.M. ART EXHIBITION held at COEX in Samsung-dong, Seoul from August 10-19, the official SMTOWN t-shirt and SMTOWN passport, a special welcome party for fans as well as a mini-fan meet and such content, therefore we are looking forward to the warm response from foreign fans.
At the same time, on July 12th at 8PM, tickets for SMTOWN LIVE WORLD TOUR III for Seoul will be on G-Market for presale, this concert is a celebration of music that the entire family can enjoy together, even preparing special Happy Family seating for the whole family, this whole-family seating will also begin pre-order on July 12th at 10am by calling Dream Maker(02-323-8500).
Additionally, the May 20th SMTOWN LIVE WORLD TOUR III held in the US at the HONDA CENTER in California, the June 9th concert successfully ended at Hsinchu County Stadium in Taipei, and our large-scale global tour will be continued through the August 4, 5 huge performances held at the large Tokyo Dome (Tokyo) venue.
source: EXO-K/M’s official weibo
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Mango TV July edition: Within just a month’s time, they needed to prepare for new programs with almost 7 new sections, which included the participation of many celebrities (many of whom were invited). It’s not difficult to imagine, July’s Mango TV will have an arena gathered with celebrities. Reporters were recently informed that the new recorded section, “Rush Forward Towards Happiness and Do Your Best”, next Monday and Tuesday will introduce the first celebrity lineup to help out with the revised edition. Among these include, “The Prince of Gymnastics”, Li Xiaopeng, with his whole family to help out. There was even the new rising idol group EXO-M; well-known Hong Kong singer and actor Alex Fong; multiple job celebrity Bai Kainan; “golden proportioned” super model Ai Shangzhen; Happy Camp MC Du Haitao, and so on – stars who will take you to play until you drop this midsummer. Of course, they are not only here to play, but also to complete different kinds of team spirit challenging tasks.
Handsome EXO-M strikes, challenging former Olympic Champion.
A Korean group who were only officially announced to debut on the 1st of April, EXO-M. With their first appearance, within a time frame of less than two months, on the country’s most influential variety show “Happy Camp” (on the 25th of April) this new rising idol group is striking again – once again, they are on Mango TV entrusted with another important appointment on the stage of the difficult and challenging program, “Rush Forward Towards Happiness and Do Your Best.”
From this it’s found that the six members of EXO-M will become a passionate and challenging group, doing their best to take on the composition of the celebrity-challenging team, which includes the former Olympic Champion Li Xiaopeng and others; thus being recognised as a popular, handsome and champion of strength showdowns’ idol group.
“The Flying Fish Prince”, Alex Fong’s first time participating in a mainland athletic program’s stage.
Aside from his identity as a singer, we’re much more willing to use the identity of “the Flying Fish Prince” to position Alex Fong here. According to the directing group of “Rush Forward Towards Happiness and Do Your Best”, the only reason they thought of inviting Alex Fong was not only for him being a well-known Hong Kong singer and actor, but most importantly because he was once a huge celebrity in Hong Kong’s sporting sector.
Before entering the entertainment circle, Alex Fong was the representative of Hong Kong’s swimming team, representing Hong Kong as they surpassed the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games; yet as early as in 1995, he also was the first to break Hong Kong’s record of winning eight gold medals in swimming, till today. At the same time he was also the torch bearer during the Hong Kong section in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
This was Alex Fong’s first time participating in a mainland athletic program’s stage, also with China’s “Prince of Gymnastics” Li Xiaopeng, and so on to form a team of passionate challengers, meeting the 90-line popular idol group EXO-M’s challenge.
The champions helped out, the idols gathered, the beautiful women joined. Next week on the two consecutive days of the 25th and 26th, “Rush Forwards Towards Happiness and Do Your Best” will be officially recorded within sight of the city district’s Sapphire Stadium, fans of Mango commented that this will inevitably be the most popular motivational game of the summer, and will also be the most relaxing visual feast on the screen this summer.
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The boys from space, EXO-M, will perform three songs consecutively in a stadium that can contain 80,000 people in Shanghai.
On June 30th, they will take part in the “Super K Collection” along with the biggest Hallyu stars. The Korean singers 2PM, Lee Seung Gi, Miss A and Kangta as well as the heroes from Chinese audition programs, Wei Chen and Li Wei will also participate in this event.
EXO-M garnered a lot of attention by ranking first on weekly Chinese music charts with their recent title track ‘MAMA’. Moreover, their music video ranked first on daily charts for 30 days and first on weekly charts for 4 weeks on the Chinese music website Yinyuetai, showing the explosive response EXO-M received.
During this event, the explosively popular EXO-M who is currently busy promoting both in Korea and China is going to perform three songs for the first time since their debut. Hearing about this news, the fans used SNS websites to spread the information even before it was officially announced.
“Super K Collection is a fashion concert that combines both K-Pop and K-Fashion. The host, Moon Kwangsik who is the CEO of UNICESS stated: “By combining both K-Pop and K-Fashion, I want to give them a new value and I also want to truly promote and increase the sales of Korean brands advancing in China.” and added “I will propose a model for the smart fusion of the Hallyu Culture contents”.
For the opening anniversary, the Korean cinematheque is holding a retrospective of the master of the Korean superpower movies, director Yoohyuk, this month until the 30th. On the science-fiction wasteland that is Korea, his movies are based on the introspection of the mankind and the research on the superpowers, it’s an exceptional opportunity to the the masterpieces of the director as well as his unseen work.
When Shim Hyungrae, the director of <Yeonggu and Space Monster Bulgoeri> guested, director Yoohyuk become conscious of his movie imaginative power for the first time, as an excellent broadcast MC and a popular entertainer he got to reveal his work from time to time. After the popular success of <Running Guru and the one who cut space>, he made with various heroes with superpowers <Running Guru and the one who cut space 2: straight life>, <Running Guru and the emperor with five rings: rule the space>, <The one who rules space VS the one who outlaws time>, <I like the Running Guru>, etc with this Running Guru series, he got a lot of popularity. Moreover, he got recognize for his cinematic quality with <Death Note: Die once>, <The wooswa on the edge>, <The transparent curse: Big nose who disappeared>, <The trap curse: The appearance of Kwang-vatar>, <The two escapes of the Terminator>, etc, that give an apocalyptic point of view, and he assured the box-office with <Gae Daese who was calling the name of Stress>, <Did you hear about the Monday Couple>, <The giraffe drawing I drew>, <Blank-ji, blank-ji>, etc.
During this retrospective, you will be able to see more that his famous masterpieces and see director Yoohyuk’s hidden unseen work. More especially, the adult movies director Yoohyuk made in secret to be entered in a foreign movie festival <Sixth sense - The sixth sense>, <Roll roll>, <Pil and Chok> (T/N: Kwangsoo and Sukjin’s famous Pilchok/Touch cross), <If you close your ears… of course>, etc, the big fans can’t wait to discover it. He’s also planning to reveal for the first time his latest joint work he just finished, the blockbuster <Running EXO-K, save the peninsula>, <Running EXO-M, to the continent>. You can check the screening details on the homepage, the reservations are by order of arrival and you are given a Yooms Bond and Yoorus Willis bookmark as a gift.
EXO (Kai, Luhan, Tao, Chen, Sehun, Lay, Xiumin, Baekhyun, D.O, Suho, Kris, Chanyeol) all reunited to hold a fansigning event. The place was packed with fans and made us realize EXO’s popularity.
On May 25th, starting from 8PM at Seoul Yeongdeung-po Time Square on the 1st floor, EXO had a fansigning event for their first mini-album ‘MAMA’.
As it was the first fansigning event with the 12 members of EXO-K and EXO-M, the fans’ response was as expected explosive. Even though they’re rookies, aside from the 200 people selected, over 1000 fans gathered around showing a lot of excitement to see EXO.
The fans who were there couldn’t take their eyes off EXO and were really happy.
On the other hand, after ending the fansigning event, EXO-M went back to China to promote there. EXO-K are busily promoting while receiving explosive love in Korea.