Tuesday, October 29, 2013

SS501 members reunite at concert

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
The dream of many SS501 fans finally came true when the members of the boy band reunited at a concert.
Heo Young-saeng (center) with fellow SS501 members (from left) Park Jung-min, Kim Kyu-jong, Kim Hyung-jun and Kim Hyun Joong. (Courtesy of http://blog.naver.com/qhalclsrn12)

SS501 member Heo Young-saeng held his farewell concert titled “0513 MY STORY” before his military enlistment scheduled on Oct. 31. His special guests for the show were his fellow SS501 members Kim Hyun Joong, Kim Kyu-jong, Kim Hyung-jun and Park Jung-min, who joined him in entertaining the fans.
Heo Young-saeng performed about 20 songs at the concert including “Let It Go,” “Crying,” “Maria,” “Intimidated” and “Out Of Club.”
Kim Hyun Joong and Heo Young-saeng performed “Thank You.”
At his concert, fans around the world, including those from the Philippines, donated rice, eggs and coal briquettes for charity.
Fan club Triple S Philippines donated 40 kilos of rice. The donations were displayed at the concert.
A total of 1.23 tons of rice, 200 eggs and 2,400 coal briquettes were collected from fans from different countries and territories including Philippines, Singapore, Japan, US, Poland, Mexico, China, Hong Kong, Peru and Taiwan.
Last Oct. 16, Heo Young-saeng released a special album called “She” as a gift to fans. The album contains the tracks “Weak Child,” “Fall Recipe,” “Whew,” and “Not The End Of The Story.”
His last performance on TV was on “Music Bank” on Oct. 25.
He is the second member of SS501 to enter the military. In July last year, Kim Kyu-jong enlisted for his two-year military service.
SS501 debuted in 2005 and performed together as a group until 2010.
The boy band is on hiatus since June 2010 when its members transferred to other entertainment agencies after their contracts with DSP Media expired.
SS501′s last album was “Destination” released in May 2010.
Heo Young-saeng and Kim Kyu-jong signed with Lee Hyori’s B2M Entertainment.
Heo Young-saeng has since released mini and studio albums including “Let It Go,” “Solo,” “Life,” “Overjoyed” and “Memories To You.” He also appeared in musicals.

Link to my original article on Manila Bulletin online http://www.mb.com.ph/ss501-members-reunite-at-concert/
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