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Shinhwa What The Backstreet Boys Can Learn From Them

Reblogged By: La Tray

Source: Korea Joong Ang Daily / By Lee Sun-min

Media: Korea Joong Ang Daily

Posted: Friday July 26, 2013 @6:07 p.m. PST

 

The boy group Shinhwa has been introduced in the monthly magazine The Atlantic as an example of an idol group with lasting power.

In the story titled What the Backstreet Boys Could Learn from K-Pop, the magazine said each and every member of Shinhwa is still active in the entertainment scene in their 30s – 15 years after their debut – unlike members of the Backstreet Boys, who have not been active in the scene or popular among the younger generation since the group debuted in 1993.

It said there is hope for the American idol group, saying, “Luckily, they have a model to imitate: Shinhwa, the Korean equivalent of the Backstreet Boys.”

Shinhwa, which debuted five years after the American group, released its 11th album, “The Classic” in May to show they can still coordinate a powerful and serious performance while each member shows a more comical or down-to-earth character on talk shows or other programs.

“What the Backstreet Boys can learn from Sinhwa is to get over the awkwardness of being grown men in a boy band and embrace the jokes thrown their way,” said the magazine.

“They over-rely on puns that only older fans would get, or worse yet, puns that will only serve to trigger sneers from younger pop fans.”

The group is scheduled to perform at the 2013 Shinhwa Grand Finale “The Classic” concert in Seoul for two days starting Aug. 3 at Seoul Olympic Park in Songpa, southern Seoul.

By Lee Sun-min

Kevin Richardson Backstreet Boys Back, Alright Plus A.J. McLean & Rochelle Expecting A Baby (Photos & Videos)

Blogged By: La Tray

Source & Story Credit: Us Weekly – Ariana Finlayson

Media Credit: Photo (nndb) (Just jared) (eil) / Video (YouTube overloved000) (BackstreetBoysVEVO)

Posted: Tuesday May 1, 2012 @12:55 a.m. PST

 

 

Backstreet’s back…to being a quintet!

 

After parting ways with the Backstreet Boys in 2006, Kevin Richardson, the group’s eldest original member, is slated to make his much-anticipated return.

 

“Now everything is back to normal…welcome back Kevin Richardson,” the group, including members Brian Littrell, Nick Carter, Howie Dorough and AJ McLean, tweeted Sunday from their official account.

 

The foursome originally made the announcement earlier that evening on stage during their concert at London’s O2 Arena.

 

“I think we should let them in on the secret that we have. Since we love you guys so much, we are going to be back this year,” said Carter.

 

“And Kevin is coming back!” Littrell, who is Richardson’s first cousin, interjected to cheering fans.

 

Later, Richardson, 40, who has since made sporadic appearances with his group mates through the years, confirmed the news via his Twitter account.

 

“Hello beau-ti-ful people. Yes, the cat is OFFICIALLY out of the bag. It’s on and cracking!” the singer tweeted early Monday morning.

 

The Kentucky native, who has dabbled in acting, music producing and a solo career since his BSB exit, last appeared on stage with the group at the Staples Center in Los Angeles July 1, 2011.

 

He joined in on their hit “I Want It That Way” during the concert’s finale, which also included New Kids on the Block members Donnie Wahlberg, Danny Wood, Joey McIntyre, Jordan Knight and Jonathan Knight.

 

(The two iconic boy bands, dubbed NKOTBSB for short, did a joint tour that year.)

 

Richardson’s return isn’t the only announcement worth celebrating in BSB land — McLean revealed via YouTube Sunday that he and his wife of four months are expecting their first child together.

Kevin Richardson.

 

Rochelle DeAnna Karidis and Backstreet Boys A.J. McLean. Photo Credit: Just Jared

 

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