Mnet is presenting the M! Countdown One Asia Tour: Hello Japan concert at Saitama Super Arena near Tokyo! The line-up includes many of K-Pop’s hottest sensations, including 4minute, MBLAQ, FT Island, miss A, U-KISS, Secret, SISTAR, Tiger JK, Yoon Mi Rae, Dynamic Duo, Choshinsung, John Park, A Pink, J Soul Brothers, E-Girls, and Busker Busker! The concert will be held on Wednesday, April 25, and will air the next day on April 26 at 6 PM JST.
To celebrate this awesome concert, Mnet and Soompi are giving away SEVEN autographed CDs from some of the lineup groups: three copies each from 4minute and SISTAR, and one from FT Island! To win, all you have to do is share our article on Facebook or Twitter! Here’s how to enter:
1. Follow Soompi on Facebook and/or Twitter.
2. Send a tweet telling us which CD you want to win and why, using the hashtag #mcountdownsoompi and the link http://bit.ly/J1e0y7!
The contest will finish on Sunday, April 22, so don’t delay! If you’re located in Japan, definitely consider making the trip to one of the biggest local K-Pop concerts of the year. For those outside of Korea and Japan, don’t fret! You can still watch the concert live on April 25 through the Mnet official website or the Mnet YouTube channel.
For more information about the concert, check out the concert website!
Fanlala: Did you expect to make it big and find international fans?
We were surprised and didn’t expect this many international fans. It’s fascinating for us.
Soompi: Are there any plans for FT Island members to act in dramas or movies this year?
We’re currently exploring our options to see what opportunities are available.
APA: As both groups are popular in Korea and overseas, how would you describe your music style to overseas people?
Overall, we think Korean music as a whole is an emotional genre, and very expressive and sensitive. In terms of the music style and genre… in the case of Japan, those groups are already very familiar with the genre like Japanese/Asian rock. In terms of trying out new styles, we’re very open to it and we also want to try new things.
Fanlala: Are there any American artists that you are fans of, or would like to possibly work with in the future?
My Chemical Romance, Hoobastank, or Jason Mraz.