Hwang and Kim break upSinger-turned-actress Hwang Jung-eum, 30, and K-pop star Kim Yong-joon, 30, have ended their relationship after 10 years, Hwang’s agency, C-JeS Entertainment, announced on Friday“They decided to become good friends and are actually maintaining a good relationship even after the breakup,” a close source of the two told Ilgan Sports, an affiliate of the Korea JoongAng Daily.
Hwang and Kim started dating in 2006 and appeared in season two of MBC’s reality show “We Got Married” in 2009, where they gained public spotlight.
During an interview with Ilgan Sports in October, Hwang said that even though they frequently break up, they always get back together within a week.
Hwang made a debut as a member of K-pop group Sugar in 2001. After leaving the group in 2004, she started appearing in various drama series such as “Princess Lulu” (2005) and “The Person I Love” (2007). Her notable TV dramas include “Giant” (2010), and “Can You Hear My Heart” (2011) as well as hit MBC sitcom “High Kick Through the Roof” (2009).
Kim debuted as a vocal leader of SG Wannabe in 2004. The trio has long been acknowledged for their singing skills. The group released its last regular album, “SG Wanna Be 7 Part 2,” in 2011.
Miss A shows off ‘Colors’
Girl group Miss A will release a special album, “Colors,” in Taiwan and Hong Kong on Friday.
In the upcoming album, the girl band will add three more tracks, which are sung in Chinese, in addition to the original six that were included in the album that was already released in Korea.
The newly added songs are “Only You” and “I Caught Ya,” which were written by one of the members, Suzy, and “Stuck,” written by another member, Min.
The three new songs were rewritten in Chinese by Fei, one of the Chinese members of the group.
The title song, “Only You,” has gained a huge following, topping various music charts and gaining more than 15 million hits of its music video.
It also maintained the first place in April on the Gaon Music Chart, a chart that tabulates popular songs in Korea.
“Only You” was unveiled on various music sites in Taiwan and Hong Kong in advance. The song recorded No. 2 in Taiwan’s popular music site Omusic and also made it into the top 7 in other Taiwanese music charts, including KKBOX and My Music, boasting popularity even before the release of the album there.
By Jin Min-ji