Sulli’s entertainment program “Jinri Market” provided her with an opportunity that she says helped her.
Sulli, a former member of f(x), sported a quirky and unique style in her latest pictorial in fashion magazine Grazia. The shoot partially reflected the city where it took place, Tokyo. Unlike the bustle that the metropolis is known for, there was a quiet and still atmosphere that allows viewers to focus on focal pieces and makeup for the upcoming spring season.
In the interview that followed the shoot, Sulli expressed her feeling about “Jinri Market” which ended recently. With filming having taken place in Europe, the singer and actress said that the show “brought me into the outside world” because she had to meet so many different people outside of what she is used to. Additionally, with the focus on the show being a pop-up shop, she also had to take on managerial duties and took part in important meetings.
Overall, she says that her biggest gain came in the form of people. ” I have vivid memories with everyone, including those involved in the pop-u, fan I met, and so on,” recalled Sulli.
Sulli from f(x) opened up about rumors and controversies about herself.
On January 15th, Naver VLive released a special clip of ‘Jinri Market’, which is a reality program starring Sulli.
In the video, Sulli shared her thoughts about the controversies that have been going around. She said, “I was very sorry to my friends. I didn’t know why my good friends had to be criticized because of me. Those who know me well understand that I have no bad intentions. However, there are many people who just look at me with prejudice and judge me, and it is quite upsetting”.
She continued and said, “I feel like it’s changed a lot, though, and I hope it will change even more in the future. And I will need to be more responsible for my friends and be more thankful for my fans”.
Earlier on January 2nd, Sulli posted multiple photos and got criticized from the netizens. Many people found these photos shocking and unconventional. Some of the photos showed Sulli and his male friend lying down together, and his head on Sulli’s stomach. When people negatively commented on the posts, Sulli wrote a comment herself saying “Why? What about me?”.
Meanwhile, ‘Jinri Market’ is Sulli’s very first reality show. On the show, Sulli became a CEO and opened a pop-up store, where she learned how to communicate with people.
Girl group f(x)’s Luna will make a comeback with her own music.
On January 4th, Luna will release a digital single ‘Even So’, which has 3 songs that she wrote herself.
Especially the title song ‘Even So’ is an R&B pop song with groovy base sounds and funky guitar sounds. The lyrics have been written based on Luna’s actual diary writings, and they will deliver a hopeful message for those who are tired of life.
Other than her activities as a member of f(x), Luna is getting recognition as a great vocalist. She had released her first solo album ‘Free Somebody’, and has been participating in a variety of OSTs. Some of the songs that she wrote include ‘I Wish’, ‘My Medicine’, ‘Night Reminiscin”, and ‘Falling Out’.
Meanwhile, Luna is posting weekly episode videos on her own YouTube channel ‘Luna’s Alphabet’ every Friday at 8PM.
Stars like Eric Nam, former Wonder Girls’ Yubin, f(x) Luna, and Block B’s P.O all shared a magical night with luxury brand Givenchy.
On December 20, the Givenchy Beauty Holiday Party held in Gangnam, Seoul attracted a slew of stars. Some singers to attend the event included f(x) Luna, Wonder Girls’ Yubin, Eric Nam, and Block B‘s P.O.
At the holiday party, Givenchy hosted several activities such as secret beauty classes and interactive forums where attendees could pick of styling tips for the end of the year. Moreover, many also had a chance to talk about their wishes for 2019.
Eric Nam, P.O, and more shared what their New Year’s resolutions are likely to be. Related to the theme of the night, P.O revealed that he wants to shoot a cosmetics pictorial next year, while Eric Nam said he wants to have fun times with his loved one. Similarly, singer Changmin also wanted to spend more time with family and friends.
For the holidays, stars have several different wishes. “I hope it snows a lot,” said actress Lee Tae-ri, who has been having a very busy year. Due to the hectic schedule, she’s had for the past few years, Lee mentions wanting to make up for lost time with her family. On the other hand, Luna hoped to eat her three favorite foods, bibim-guksu, sweet cream cakes with strawberries, and grapefruit ade for Christmas.
High Cut Magazine released new photos of singer Jessica, which will be officially printed on December 20th.
During the interview after the photoshoot, Jessica answered to the question “why she chose a carol song ‘One More Christmas’ for her comeback song”. Jessica answered, “Christmas is the most glamorous holiday of the year and everyone looks forward to it. For me, when I think of the carol songs I used to listen with my family when I was a child, they always bring me back to those times. I feel like I can still smell the scents and feel the atmosphere at that time. I hope this song can become such gift to my fans, as well.”
Jessica’s Christmas carol song ‘One More Christmas’ will be released on December 14th.
To the question whether she regrets going into fashion, Jessica said, “I usually don’t regret much about things in general, so no. Also it was such a long-time dream and goal of mine. I met the right team at the right moment, and I have been working very happily. It is also very interesting how my dream is becoming reality step by step. I’d like to enjoy slowly instead of trying to achieve something in a short period of time.”
Jessica also mentioned that her sister Krystal is a big energy for her. Krystal has once also picked Jessica as her mentor. Jessica said, “Krystal is also a mentor for me in many ways. We get inspired from each other in everything, and support each other.”
Dean’s upcoming track “Dayfly” reportedly features former f(x) member, Sulli!
According to several sources from the industry, Sulli has featured in Dean’s upcoming track “Dayfly,” scheduled to drop on November 8.
During her 7-year career as an idol member, from the moment she debuted as a member of f(x) in 2009 until her departure in 2015, Sulli has never featured in any other artist’s works aside from her own group. However, now that she is a full-time actress, Sulli decides it’s time to show people what she’s capable of.
The idol-turned-actress picks Dean’s upcoming track as her first featuring, increasing much anticipation from all music fans around the world.
Meanwhile, Dean returns to the industry with upcoming single “Dayfly” on November 8. It’s been 11 months since he released “Instagram” last December.
f(x) Amber surprises fans with announcement to release two self-composed tracks!
On September 21, f(x)’s Amber will be releasing her new single album “White Noise + Lost at Sea” through various music websites. The two tracks are reportedly self-composed by Amber herself, and contain lyrics in English.
The title track “White Noise” is an Electronic Pop that contains a soothing melody and dreamy sound. The lyrics deliver a message of finding the “real home,” and gives a hopeful message to people in difficult times. The listeners will be able to come in contact with Amber’s unique “healing” voice.
On the other hand, the second track “Lost at Sea” contains an addictive melody and energetic synth sound. The lyrics will unfold the complicate feelings one feels towards their significant other in a relationship. Thus, the main lyrics say, “Baby, we are so lost at sea.”
Meanwhile, Amber first debuted as a member of f(x) in 2009. Afterwards, she actively promoted herself with the group, until she challenged herself to stand alone through her first solo album “Beautiful” in 2015. In July, the singer signed a contract with an American agency.
In celebration of 13th anniversary, Sulli leaves a sweet message to her fans!
On August 6, Sulli left a message on her official Instagram account, thanking fans for staying with her for the past 13 years. She also uploaded a picture of her when she had first debuted through SBS drama “Ballad of Seodong” in 2005.
The following is the translation of Sulli’s message:
Time has passed so quickly, and it’s already been 13 years since my debut!!
I feel nothing but gratitude to everyone who has watched me through every step of the way. I made a lot of mistakes, but because of you, who have stood by me and gave me your trust and encouragement, I am able to stand where I am right now with a smile on my face. Thank you, and fighting to all of us!
Thank you everyone for congratulating me on my 13th anniversary of debut!
After making an official debut through acting in 2005, Sulli soon joined SM Entertainment. From there, she became a member of girl group f(x) in 2009, continuing her activity until 2015. After departing the group, Sulli became a full-time actress, taking lead role in the movie “Real” with Kim Soo-Hyun in 2017.