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[V Report] EXID’s LE celebrates 26th birthday by sharing fan letters

  • Published : Dec 11, 2016 - 10:38
  • Updated : Dec 11, 2016 - 10:38


Broadcast date: Dec. 10
Starring: EXID’s LE, B1A4, Jung Seung-hwan

LE of EXID

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Celebrating her 26th birthday, LE of K-pop girl group EXID read out a number of congratulatory letters sent by local and international fans during a live broadcast on Naver’s V app on Saturday evening.

“Thank you so much for congratulating me on my birthday and sending me all these presents and letters,” LE said while sitting in the middle of a pile of gift boxes. “I cannot wait to open these gifts.”

LE, whose real name is Ahn Hyo-jin, read aloud some of the fan letters, including one from Singapore which bid the EXID member good health and happiness.

“Hey, I wasn’t able to attend your latest concert but I’m following all your achievements. Please continue to work hard. Happy birthday,” LE read from a letter sent by a Japanese fan.

“This is a present for you Hyo-jin. A flower that looks like you and also smells good,” Hyojin said while reading from a letter with a flower attached.

The EXID member continued to read aloud other handwritten letters from fans, sharing the contents and the identity of the senders with viewers.

“Thank you so much for congratulating me on my birthday everyone. I’ll go open my gifts now, bye!” she said as she wrapped up the broadcast.

B1A4

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K-pop boy group B1A4 thanked fans for their love and support after wrapping up a fan meeting in South Korea during a live V app broadcast on Saturday evening.

“We’ve just wrapped up our fan meeting. So many fans showed up today despite the cold. I hope nobody caught a cold or anything. Thank you so much for coming,” Jinyoung said.

“And we are also proud to say that we made it to the ‘Hot 3’ list (on MBC’s ‘Show! Music Core’) today after taking first place just yesterday,” he added, as the rest of the group members cheered in unison.

A day earlier, B1A4 had taken first place at “Music Bank,” one of Korea’s biggest weekly K-pop music programs, with “A Lie,” the main track on the group’s latest studio album “Good Timing.”

Continuing with the broadcast, the group members playfully chatted among themselves and conversed with viewers, making jokes and talking about their personal interests and thoughts.

B1A4 also used a “spin-the-wheel” device with each member’s name listed on each panel to choose which member would hold a V app broadcast on Sunday.

“As I’ve been selected at last, let’s have a great time together tomorrow,” said CNU who has yet to hold a solo V app broadcast.
B1A4 closed the night’s broadcast by singing a soulful a capella rendition of “A Lie” and later breaking into a playful rap.

Jung Seung-hwan

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South Korean vocalist Jung Seung-hwan held a busking session near Konkuk University on Saturday night to mark the success of his new album. The session was broadcast live on the V app.

Introducing himself before an excited crowd in the chilly night, Jung soulfully sang “The Fool,” his new single which ranked first place on Korea’s major music charts upon its release on Nov. 29.

“I made a promise that if my new song takes first place that I would come drink soju and hold a live busking session in the streets of Konkuk University, where I shot my very first music video. So here I am,” he said.

In addition to “The Fool,” Jung also sang “In That Winter” and “If It Is You,” other tracks from his new album. He also sang a cover of singer Kim Jo-han’s “I Want to Fall in Love.”

Naver’s real-time broadcasting app V allows fans to interact with their favorite K-pop stars through live broadcasts. The app is available for Android and iOS. For more information, visit www.vlive.tv.

By Sohn Ji-young (jys@heraldcorp.com)

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