7:54 pm - 11/20/2012

I'm An Idol, But That's Okay: Bi Rain's 2006 Accolade Questioned

Rain’s 2006 accolade questioned

JTBC News reported yesterday that Rain’s spot on Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” from 2006 is being questioned.

The news program said an organizer responsible for Rain’s U.S. concert, which got cancelled, claimed the vote was rigged.

Apparently, the claim was made in court testimony recently, as the organizer is being sued by JYP Entertainment for 4 billion won ($3.6 million) for failure to execute the 2006-7 tour as planned.

Kang, who oversaw event planning and marketing for Rain’s failed U.S. concerts, said that at the time the K-pop star was big only in Asia, “with no following at all in America or Europe.”

When an attorney for Rain countered by saying that the singer was on Time’s 100 list, Kang said, “That was because we recruited the help of Chinese fans living in the United States." That doesn't meant it was rigged tho.

“This wasn’t some no-name paper; the list was compiled by a leading publication,” said Rain’s agency. “How could we control that?” 


likewowman 20th-Nov-2012 08:17 pm (UTC)



scotchsour 20th-Nov-2012 11:56 pm (UTC)
Well one man did, two years later...

Stephen Colbert vs Rain - Dance Off by stephencolbert

Edited at 2012-11-20 11:57 pm (UTC)
akillarian 21st-Nov-2012 03:45 am (UTC)
Forever love this song.

marmar627 21st-Nov-2012 07:10 am (UTC)

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