[BREAKING NEWS] SS501 Kim Hyunjoong leave DSP Media for KeyEast Entertainment!

Posted: June 29, 2010 in fyi
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MarinaStory contributor @ing_soin text me this morning about this issue. I asked her which source releasing the news and she said Daum site. I told her I will go and check it by myself after coming home from office.

And now, here I am, reading the news translation from wing wing (ss501fighting.wordpress.com) which is also posted by my fellow blogger @sookyeong on KBites and …………………………………………….. I am speechless.

As you all know, leader is the reason for me to start this blog and he is also the one who dragged me to SS501…. making me love the whole SS501 members …It was him n always him.

He is the reason, he is always be the reason, and now that I already in love with the group as a whole, this news came out today… making me shock! I am in deep shock.

I am even more shock, since previously I translated article which says KeyEast statement saying that there’s no such thing as contract / agreement signing between the company and HJL. And now this?????

I am sad, regretting, in denial what so ever …. reading this news. I can’t believe n feel I don’t want to believe this is really happened! This can’t be happened are the words in my mind when I read the news. I don’t have the energy to read the Korean news..I can only stare at leader’s photo with KEYEAST logo on it ..

I am sorry but I can’t think clearly..this is really shocking for me.So, I decide to repost news from those Korean sites which has english version regarding the news just to avoid mistranslation about the news.

News 1 : from asiae

Kim Hyun-joong signs with Bae Yong-joon’s agency

Korean singer and actor Kim Hyun-joong, the leader of idol group SS501, has signed an exclusive contract with Bae Yong-joon’s agency, according to a press release by KEYEAST on Tuesday.

“We plan to provide more professional and concentrated support so that Hallyu star Kim Hyun-joong can go beyond Asia and grow into a global entertainer,” Yang Geun-hwan, the president of KEYEAST, was quoted as saying.

KEYEAST also explained that they plan to support Kim’s overseas activities through its Japan affiliate DA (Digital Adventure) and carry out various promotions with DATV, a cable channel for Asian entertainment programs.

Rumors of Kim teaming up with Bae first surfaced last month when it was reported that Kim and Bae had a private meeting. Kim and his band SS501’s contract with agency DSP Media expired on June 8.

But at the time, DSP downplayed the rumor, saying it was only a personal meeting between Kim and Bae, a close friend and mentor figure to the young star.

Earlier this month, several media reports had claimed that Kim had indeed signed a management contract with KEYEAST. But an official at KEYEAST dismissed the reports as “groundless” and said that they had not signed with the singer.

DSP Media also released a statement on Tuesday, saying other band members have not yet decided on their future plans.

Kim Hyung-jun will continue working as a deejay on SBS’ radio show “Radio Music High” while Heo Young-saeng, Kim Kyu-jong and Park Jung-min will be taking a break and make a decision later on.

Kim, 23, is the leader of boy band SS501, one of the most successful K-pop acts in Asia since their debut in 2005. The singer has also done some acting work, most notably in the smash hit drama “Boys Over Flowers” last year alongside actors Lee Min-ho and Ku Hye-sun.

SS501, who released the album “Destination” last month, have been promoting their latest single “Love Ya.”

Reporter : Lynn Kim lynn2878@
Editor : Jessica Kim jesskim@

News 2 : from kbs global

All eyes have been on the frontman of SS501, Kim Hyun-joong, over the end of his contract with DSP Entertainment. Final confirmation arrived via many major news outlets early June 29th stating that Kim has indeed decided to leave DSP Entertainment for Keyeast Entertainment. Keyeast is where many well-known actors are signed under, including Bae Yong-joon (whom Kim Hyun-joong was sighted with before the official decision was made), Park Ye-jin, Bong Tae-gyoo, Lee Bo-young, Lee Na-young, and Hwanhee. Many have speculated that this decision will push him further into the acting realm.
Just because Kim has made his decision doesn’t put the bigger issue to rest: what will happen to SS501? The main possible options were that the group would break up, the group woud continue without their leader, or that they would continue their group activities with Kim signed under a different agency. Another related issue is that if Kim does indeed leave the group, will there be a new member to replace him?
Amid these speculations, Kim spoke out to Sports Korea saying that SS501 will not be breaking up. He said that although the remaining members have yet to make their decision regarding their contract with DSP, there are no plans at present for the group coming to an end. He said that whether he leaves and is replaced, or stays as the group’s leader, the group as a whole will go on. DSP reported that as the other members are currently on vacation, their final decisions will not be made until they return.

As I see from these news, I think we shall awaits DSP statement regarding this issue. Whilst, waiting for other members’ stands regarding this and about their expired contract issue. But, I hope for the best, which is SS501 will continue with leader HJ in it thought they will go in different company.

Now….. I will calmed myself down, and try to visit DSP site afterwards.

I am sad to see many TS hating leader so much. TS will never say such words, they will never bad mouthing SS501 princes. We are known as well manner fan club. Yet, this news today, I am sure had hurt many people, especially, since here we are, far away from the so called S.Korea couldn’t get updated as fast as Korean TS, and I am sure other members’ avid fan were also disappointed to HJL coz they cannot understand leader’s decision, feeling like leader’s leaving the other members what so ever.

If you asked whether I hate leader for making such decision, I will say, I don’t.


– because it’s his life and his decision

– because I love him too much

– because I know how much leader had sacrifice for SS501

– because I know he went to many schedules just to promote SS501

– because I know how much he loves his SS501 brothers

I don’t and can’t hate him. Yet, I can’t stop to think what would happened to the group and to the rest of the members?

I just wanna cry…that’s all

  1. So-in says:

    please be strong…my dear friend >_<
    you can always talk to me … really
    this might be the path that we need to walk thru, like a test from above
    …and it happened before with other senior groups
    our boys will pass through this phase—with us
    no matter how it turns out…I really hope I will be there–I will train myself to really be there

    we're all only human….and this disturb us a lot because we love them and we care into even little details…
    let's take some time to rest our hearts and calm down first then we'll be able to see clearer…and be stronger
    ^__^ fighting !!!!!!
    I will always hold on the trust and love…i can't stop now…I really want to be there with them and you all to look back and see how we grow up

    so I wanna ask us all (and also all blog visitors ^^ no matter if u r TS or not TS…please think twice or trice or more….before we jump into conclusion…or making comments…
    I'm confident that most most most and lots lots lots of us will be considerate right ? ^^)
    let's make the bond strong for them…they all need our support and love…

    Please continue your love and support
    SS501 Manse TripleS Manse

    • Imuyachan says:

      Thank you dearie.. I got ur text last night..yeah..i was just too shocked..i amjust so sad..coz what I’ve been through with Shinhwa oppas..is happening again with SS501.. TT_TT it was hard.. n I hope our boys are strong with us besides them..

  2. Annie B. says:

    Thank you Imuyachan for your love, acceptance and understanding .

    When Keyeast said the rumor of Khj signing with them is not true they are stating the fact AT THAT TIME . Maybe they should have said NOT YET. Many things had happened since then -I am sure you will eventually get all of them. So Khj has been receiving the blame . Ok he is high profile and frontman and many people expect a lot from him . But he cannot control the DSP factor .
    He tried his best but …

    If it is true the two others are negotiating with another company ,then we are talking 3 companies here . KHJ knew that is why he said they will be pursuing solo activities for now . When the time comes ,they still feel they are SS501 ,their respective companies offer no resistance but cooperation and collaboration the we can have SS501 again. LOVE IS LOVELIER THE SECOND TIME AROUND.

    In the meantime ,with our heart hugs let us wish them the very best -they are fine, talented young men. Let them spread their wings and FLY !

  3. zharie says:

    i love ss501 too, but after reading this and confirming it…you can’t blame some triple S to be mad..it’s normal. Imagine the leader of the group is the one who left their agency, so the remaining members don’t know what to do..I guess leader wants to focus into acting and not singing…Wish the other 4 members luck//I would still support them though….even if they’re not complete anymore….

    • Annie B. says:

      Judging from what the group’s messages to the fans ,they have been in discussion all these months that gone by .Even Kyu in their last concert was saying to KHJ not to bear all the responsibility regarding what will happen to them because they are already grown up. In other words ,they were not left in the dark ,it was just that KHJ was perhaps more decisive or that he had offers outside of DSP to fall back on in case negotiations with DSP is not going anywhere.Everyone knew that their contract is to expire June 7/8 this year. They even have individual requests/changes to conditions of their contracst many months ago.

      We actually do not know what happened inside DSP so KHJ should not be blamed outright . Instead it is DSP who should be explaining but I guess they would rather not do it so KHJ remains the whipping boy/scapegoat.

  4. tearflow says:

    annyeonghaseyo, imuyachan..
    your reasons to not hating leader are my reasons too.. ^^
    maybe i will add 1 more,
    because we know that he didn’t make this decision easily..
    he must have thought it deeply..
    he is the only person who knows what’s the best for his self..
    i think hating leader is wrong..
    without him there won’t be SS501..
    same with other members,
    without each of them there won’t be SS501 too..

    we, triple S, are known for our well-manner and maturity..
    so please stay calm, think clearly, wait until each member speak out about this..
    and prepare ourselves for the upcoming news, that maybe the worst condition of SS501..
    let’s hope that won’t happen.. >.<
    TRUST THEM 501%!!!

  5. Kimz says:

    I was sad and couldn’t think about anything after knowing these issues..
    but just like Soin said with our love and trust in SS501 will make us both TS & SS go through this situation..

    I’m trying to calm down since I can’t do anything besides being here & giving them support on whatever they do as a TS ever ..
    Thanks Imuyachan (& also my wonder woman TS, Soin :p) for all updates & sharing here.. keep do it! we’ll be supporting them together!

    Yeah! Yeah! everybody cheers up!! ^^ Triple S fighting! SS501 fighting! ^^

  6. SSZA says:

    u know what,i’m done crying because of this news.eventhough i am shocked about his decision,i’m more worried about ss501’s future.i just hope they will always stay together because i really really trust them.i am extremely shocked now.i dont want the same thing tht happens to me about shinhwa will happen again with ss501. TT.TT

    • jhona says:

      honestly,when i read this news i want to cry…because im a big fan of ss501,so sad.i wish no one of them lose the band&would be more stable and take their band.just what happened to ss501,im a stiil fan of them.
      thanks Soin&Imuyachan for many informations&updates♥♥♥

  7. iane says:

    .. imuyachan, this is the link of hjl interview here in manila.. whereas he said that 5 of them will be having solo careers afterthey finish their 5th album…

  8. alphabeta says:

    Leader not to be blamed. He has the right to make his own decision but he definitely will not do for himself. His decision must have been taken into accounts for the sake of SS501 as well. He’s not a selfish person and he’s the type of think for himself.
    Lets pray for him for making the right choice. Since the news of ss501 will be together again next year, and Leader wanted us his fans to TRUST and continue support him and SS501. I think that shows something GOOD coming ahead from him and SS501.
    I was feeling crazy yesterday abt the news, but after reading some of the positive info ….I am telling myself to just be calmed and wait for the next appearance from kim hyun joong. He will always be in my prayers like I did for my late father and mother. I will pray hard for his good future, smooth journey in his career and life and most important one is his health and happiness. I just do not want to see his tears again. I know Leader LOVE his other members very very much like his brothers……he said so. So I will just have to bear a little longer to see them together again soon. Plse LETS PRAY FOR HJL AND THE OTHER 4 MEMBERS.

  9. A says:

    Whatever happens and whatever the other members decide on…. I still love SS501!

  10. triples says:

    Words that Jung Min had Personally Told TWTS
    2010.06.29 23:04

    Credits: HK TS’ blog (english trans) happiebb / LOVEKIMHYUNJOONG.com

    Mal and Baby had first signed with DSP.
    It was only at the 5th anniversary
    that the five learnt that DSP didn’t want to sign Kyu.
    There’s no way SS501 could continue.
    Hyun Joong requested that DSP sign with Kyu first before his signing the contract.
    DSP refused.
    Hyun Joong recommended that Kyu goes to YG.
    So turned out everyone had to sign with different companies
    and come next year,
    the various companies to collaborate for them to release an album.
    YS and Kyu are currently in Japan.
    YS is negotiating the OST of some drama,
    Kyu is in discussion with YG.
    Mal had said this (same thing) to TS on the plane three times
    that the five of them will release an album next year,
    The reason why Hyun Joong signs with another company…
    Coz DSP refused to sign with Kyu…
    so Hyun Joong’s helping Kyu to sign with YG,
    and Hyun Joong wanted DSP to sign with Kyu by threatening to sign with another agency.
    Mal and Baby had initially thought everyone would be renewing their contracts,
    so they had gone on ahead and signed first.
    Mal further said…. they would be separated for this year…
    but next year, they will continue to work together through different companies
    YS also said something like that….
    that the five of them will continue on like this year after year…
    the interpretation is that they would be working together again next year.
    Coz so long as they’re missing just one member, that signifies the splitting up of SS501…
    So Hyun Joong surfaced first to face everything.


  11. A says:

    Imuyachan i read that leader left for the sake of their group coz dsp does not want to sign kyujong.

  12. Shirley says:

    please take a look at this blog .. there are some reason why hyunjoongie oppa left the DSP . http://ishamei501.blogspot.com/2010_06_01_archive.html

    • Shirley says:

      i hope the other TS wouldn’t hate or blame Hyunjoongie oppa ,because hyunjoongie oppa is someone who only speak true . As a TS , we must believe them but not to the internet news or rumors .. Think about what they said during the X concert .. I Believe in HyunJoongie Oppa !!

      • Imuyachan says:

        I also believe in him..just this news too shocking for me..but, if those news are true..saying he did that to save Kyu n other members…God I will love HJL even more 😀 thx 4 sharing links n stuff TS ^^ I just love our bond as fans ^^v

  13. Pae Ri says:

    I was really shock too. But thanks for all the information. I am currently much releave after reading this. Thank you. I was worrying that the band might fall a part but now thanks to your great imformation bout them, I am glad he might not leave the band. cause if he leaves SS501 no longer is have meaning as SS501. And I bet the band will be really sad if HJL leaves the band

  14. syameena says:

    i hope ss501 won’t break up…..
    i wanna cry…
    i love ss501 so much…:((

  15. byan says:

    please believe in them …, don’t judge leader because we did not know the true behind all of this …

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  17. caroline says:

    how can he laeve DSP

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