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You have arrived at the Livejournal community asianbirthdays!

Our Mission:
To share Asian music with everyone!

What we do:
  • Keep a list of birthdays of Korean, Japanese, Chinese, and Thai music artists, including members of bands, groups, and duos, as well as solo artists.
  • Celebrate each birthday by posting something in their honor.
  • Many times several songs or even a video will be uploaded, so keep coming back!

    Please note! I don't have a list of all artist birthdays so don't expect me to post for every single birthday every single day. I'm one person, specifically one college student, so don't expect me to get to all of them! I do have a life out of fandom. Shocking! I know!

    What YOU can do:
  • Post for an artist's birthday! (See rules below.)
  • Request reuploads of songs.
  • Suggest artists so include on the birthday calendar
  • Share/correct information with ayaownsyou
  • Share images with ayaownsyou, who will either update hers or add them to her posts, with due credit
  • Share music with ayaownsyou, who will appreciate it very much and post it if she likes it
  • Request an affiliation. Just comment somewhere with a link and a button if you please, and I will link you!

    What you MUST do:
  • Not flame, curse, or spam
  • Be courteous
  • Thank ayaownsyou for her time

    Rules for Posting:
    1. Include the celebrity's name, what they do (singing, acting, modeling, etc), and their age, if available.
    2. Don't upload full albums or discographies, please.
    3. Make use of tags. They're there for a reason =]
    4. Posts can take any form! Doesn't matter what it is, so long as you abide by the other rules.
    5. Use cuts for big posts.

    asianbirthdays does not own any of the material presented within and all videos, music, and pictures are property of their respective owners. All mp3s should be deleted within 24-48 hours of downloading. Support the artists by purchasing their singles, albums, DVDs, and merchandise at Yesasia, CD Japan, or Amazon.

    This community is a subdivision of the MP3 rotation run by ayaownsyou, entitled Much Love. For more music uploads, video uploads, a weekly artist profile, and the artist birthday calendar, please visit the main site. MP3 requests are available.

    Now go enjoy!!

    ayaownsyou's List of August Birthdays
    1 – Yue (AILE)
    1 – Tiffany (SNSD) turns 20
    2 – Park Jung Ah (After School) turns 26
    2 – Shinichi Katou (Fuji Fabric) turns 29
    3 – Nobuo Oki (Acidman) turns 32
    3 – Yurina Kumai (Berryz Kobo) turns 16
    3 – Kim Hyung Joon (SS501) turns 22
    3 – Kang Min Kyung (Davichi) turns 26
    4 – Jung Jae Won (Nell) turns 29
    4 – Rieko Itou (Round Table) turns 37
    4 – SunMin turns 22
    5 – Yui Kawamura (Idoling!!!) turns 20
    5 – Kou Shibasaki turns 28
    5 – Jimmy Hung (Tension) turns 34
    5 – Yutaka Yasuoka (Gospellers) turns 34
    5 – Claire Guo turns 29
    6 – Kasumi (176BIZ)
    6 – Blaise Plant (Monkey Majik) turns 33
    6 – Yuki Kajiura turns 44
    6 – Andy Lee (Tension) turns 31
    7 – Hai Ming (AST’1) turns 22
    7 – Vanness Wu (F4, Kangta & Vanness) turns 31
    8 – Faye Wong turns 40
    8 – Yu~ki (ex-Malice Mizer)
    8 – Kaori Iida (ex-Morning Musume) turns 28
    9 – Tsuyoshi (AILE)
    9 – A-mei Chang turns 37
    9 – Sayaka Kato (ex-Idoling!!!) turns 24
    10 – Natsumi Abe (ex-Morning Musume) turns 28
    10 – Hideo Masu (Bump of Chicken) turns 30
    10 – Yuto Nakajima (Hey! Say! JUMP) turns 16
    10 – Haruna (Scandal) turns 21
    10 – WISE (Teriyaki Boyz) turns 30
    11 – Yida Huang turns 29
    11 – Bekah (After School) turns 20
    12 – Yura (Kra) turns 29
    12 – Sun Ye (Wonder Girls) turns 20
    12 – J (Luna Sea) turns 39
    14 – Maia Kobayashi (ex-Idoling!!!) turns 21
    16 – Junichiro Sato (the pillows) turns 45
    16 – Jeong Jun Il (Mate) turns 26
    17 – Uhm Jung Hwa turns 38
    18 – G-Dragon (Big Bang) turns 21
    18 – Jun Jin (Shinhwa) turns 29
    18 – Masahiro Nakai (SMAP) turns 37
    19 – Sammi Cheng turns 37
    19 – Takahiro Yamada (AKG) turns 32
    19 – Toll Yagami (Buck-Tick) turns 47
    19 – YoYo (SOFFet) turns 29
    21 – Arai Akino turns 50
    21 – Giru (Vidoll)
    21 – Kibum (SuJu) turns 22
    21 – Lio (Battle) turns 22
    21 – Song Seunghyun (F.T Island) turns 17
    21 – Verbal (m-flo, Teriyaki Boyz) turns 34
    21 – Tatsuro (MUCC) turns 30
    21 – Rina (Scandal) turns 18
    23 – Akira (EXILE) turns 28
    24 – Daichi Miura turns 27
    24 – Akehito (Ayabie)
    24 – Elva Hsiao turns 30
    24 – Jiro Wang (Fahrenheit) turns 28
    25 – Miyabi Natsuyaki (Berryz Kobo, buono!) turns 17
    25 – Akiya (Kagrra) turns 29
    25 – Lee Gyo Won (Biuret) turns 25
    26 – Keisuke Nakagawa (Mr. Children) turns 40
    27 – Faye (F.I.R) turns 28
    27 – Hotaka Yamashita (Ikimono Gakari) turns 27
    28 – Micro (Def Tech) turns 29
    28 – Suga Shikao turns 43
    28 – Jokwon (2AM) turns 20
    29 – Yuuki (An Café) 23
    29 – Asagi (D) 35
    30 – Jun Matsumoto (Arashi) 26
    30 – Naoto (EXILE) 26
    30 – JYONGRI 21
    30 – Joe Inoue 24
    31 – tax (Monkey Majik) 34
    31 – Take (FLOW) 31

    This list is not complete. Members are welcome to post for any famous Asian's birthday, whether on the list or not.


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  • 25th-Aug-2009 11:27 pm - Akiya, of Kagrra
    It's been a while but I'm back! lol.
    Happy birthday to Akiya, guitarist of the Jrock band Kagrra, who turns 29 today!!

    Wikipedia (with some add-ins; I'm lazy chadup): Kagrra, (神樂, Kagura, Kagrra, on album art and promotional material) is a visual kei rock band from Japan. They were originally signed to the now defunct Key Party Records under the name "CROW". The group changed its name when it signed to Free-Will's PS Company division. They have since released 6 albums, 5 EPs, and 18 singles, along with multiple video releases and numerous re-releases. Kagrra,'s keen interest in Japanese culture and history has earned them the "Neo Japanesque" label.

    Kagrra is anticipated to release their next single in October. It's called Shiki, and since it's still early, there's not yet a PV to see. But their latest PV is from their April album, and is called "Sakura Zukiyou". Check it out!

    Some facts about Akiya (copied from Neo Japanesque):
    under the cutCollapse )
    4th-Aug-2009 11:56 pm - Sunmin
    Happy birthday to Sunmin, a Korean singer who turns 22 today!!

    Sunmin was born and raised in Korea, but she speaks both Korean and Japanese. After seeing an enchanting performance by Christina Aguilera, she decided to become a singer. She took vocal lessons and soon sent her first demo tape out. In 2006, she managed to attract the attention of Good Entertainment, which features famous Korean artists like Shinhwa and Lyn.

    However, Sunmin is most active in Japan. In fact, she has only released one Korean single, which was a duet with Shin Hye Sung. She is signed to Japan's famous label Victor Entertainment, and began her musical career in Japan in 2006. She released her first single Keep Holding U in July as a collaboration with Kubota. (This was the single that was released in Korea as a duet with Shin Hye Sung.) Since, she has released 5 singles, a mini-album, and an album.

    Her latest single is entitled Will, and is contained in her first album, Brand New Girl, which was released in December 2008. It is a really lovely song. Sunmin's vocals are really spectacular, although she sounds as if she strains on some of the higher notes. This song is a powerful and emotional ballad with some really, really great vocals. Superb! (Download?)
    1st-Aug-2009 10:06 pm - Tiffany, of So Nyuh Shi Dae
    Happy birthday to Tiffany, a member of SM Entertainment girl group So Nyuh Shi Dae (Girls Generation), who turns 20 today!!

    I've never been a huge fan of SNSD myself, but lately their songs have become really addictive, like "Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)" and Himnae (Way to go!). And they are all so freakin' adorable!! =] I don't know which one is which because I'm not too much into them, but I enjoy their performances. Hehe.

    Tiffany for her part has done several solo activities. She has a solo song called "Nah Honjaseo", which was released as a digital single, and is from the original soundtrack of the drama Ja Myung Go. I really like this song. It's a very sweet, fresh, and pretty ballad, and Tiffany sings very nicely. Definitely a good listen. She also collaborated with Kim Dong Wan in his song Bimil (Secret), although all she does is narrate a few words, lol, although I think that's her in the music video. She sang with K.Will for his song "A Girl Meets Love". It's such a lovely duet! They both sing beautifully and are very vocally compatible. It's definitely a must-listen. =] Finally, Tiffany, along with SeoHyun and Jessice, sang "Oppanappa" and "Mabinogi (It's Fantastic!)". "Oppanappa" is a really sweet and cute ballad that all three girls sing very well, while "Mabinogi" is cheerful, upbeat, and sunny. Both are great songs!

    I'd also like to mention that Tiffany participated in the Haptic Motion commercials with Jessice, Yuna, and DBSK. =] Hehehe 1, 2, 3. They are so hilarious. xDD Well they're mostly hilarious for the DBSK xDDDD Junsu is so adorkable and Yunho so abandoned. =D Ahaha I love it.

    Anyways that's my shpeal for today. =] Download: Tell Me Your Wish (Genie), Himnae (Way To Go!), Nah Honjaseo, Bimil (Secret), A Girl Meets Love, Oppanappa, Mabinogi.
    1st-Aug-2009 02:35 am - August Birthdays
    Hello asianbirthdays members!

    We are now in August, and I'm sure you know what that means. =] Time for the list of August birthdays!

    I finished adding all of the most popular artists from my playlist, so I'm now going to divide them by language and genre since there's so many (August takes up about a page and a half on my word document). xD;

    August Birthdays
    Cut since there are so many hahaCollapse )

    Of course, birthdays are not limited to this list and members are welcome to post for any Asian celebrity's birthday from any East or Southeast Asian country, no matter what they do. =] The only rules are posted on the sticky post on the front page. If you follow those, we're dandy. =D

    Don't forget to comment comment comment and post post post. I'm hoping to get this community to be nice and active because I can't spend my whole life posting for all these birthdays! =D

    A chronological list will be posted on the comm's front page if you'd prefer that. Enjoy, and happy August! (I can't believe it's already August...)
    1st-Aug-2009 12:11 am - Nao, of alice nine.
    Happy (slightly belaed) birthday to Nao, drummer of the Japanese rock band alice nine, who turned 29 yesterday (the 31st)!!

    alice nine (formerly known as アリス九號. or alice nine.) is celebrating their 5th year anniversary! =D They made their major label debut with the single Namae wa Mada Nai in July 2004, and have since released 15 singles, 3 mini-albums, and 3 albums. Their 9th single Jewels, released in March 2007, became their dirst single to attain mainstream popularity, and their next single, White Prayer, was their first to rank within the top 30 single rankings of the Oricon charts. In 2007, alice nine also appeared at the Jrock Festival in Los Angeles, their first overseas performance in their career, and in October they also appeared for the first time on the popular music television program Hey! Hey! Hey! for the first time. 

    To celebrate their fifth anniversary, the band will be releasing their first single since December, Hana on August 5, followed by a photobook containing interviews and reports of their 2009 performance and activities. Here is the video for their upcoming single, which will undoubtedly be on the oriconcharts . =]
    30th-Jul-2009 09:09 pmno subject
    ★ Show Luo; ILY most of all

    Show Luo otherwise known as 'little pig' ( xiao zhu in chinese ). He is a Taiwanese singer, dancer, host and actor who runs his own clothes brand, Stage Hyaline Of World. Despite the constant struggles when he first debuted, he has never given up and strives hard in everything he does in order to let everyone see him at his best. Other than that he's also a filial son and caring artiste to his fans. :)
    28th-Jul-2009 04:58 pm - New Affiliate/Shoutout!
    Hello asianbirthdays members!

    I just want to let you know we have a new affiliate! Asian Pop Addicts is a weekly radio show/podcast that brings you the latest Jpop and Kpop news, gossip, and entertainment. It's uncensored and unlimited so it makes for a fun and hilarious listen as the three ladies who host it talk about everyone's favorite idols in the Japanese and Korean entertainment world. 

    Definitely give them a listen guys!

    (Sorry for crossposting this to oriconcharts!)
    Happy birthday to Shingo Takakura, bassist of the Japanese rock band NICO touches the walls, who turns 24 today!!

    NICO touches the walls is a great band to look into. They formed in 2004 and signed to Sony Music Japan's Ki/oon Records in 2007, the same label that hosts L'Arc~en~Ciel, Asian Kung-fu Generation, and other popular rock groups. They made their debut in February 2008 with the single Yoru no Hate, and have since released four singles and an album under their major label. They are currently expecting to release their fifth single, Hologram, on August 12. Look out for it!

    Here are two PVs from their upcoming single: "Hologram" and "Fuujin". "Hologram" is going to be the 2nd opening theme for the new Fullmetal Alchemist series, while "Fuujin" is the theme song for a movie, though I don't know which one.  I REALLY like both songs! I'll be looking forward to the single's release. =] (They will probably appear on the Oricon charts, so the week after the 12 you can go to oriconcharts  and download them there. =D)

    PVs under the cutCollapse )

    7th-Jul-2009 11:07 pm - Kim Bum

    Happy Birthday to Kim Bum, a rising Korean actor and singer, who turns 20!!

    I love him. *_* He is adorable in every way and only 2 months older than me. =]

    He was one of the F4 in the amazing popular Korean version of the (already popular) Boys Over Flowers. Personally I thought his acting was a little bit stiff in BOF, so I could never like him. But. After seeing him in East of Eden, I fell in love with him. East of Eden is an AMAZING drama and his acting in it is wonderful, even if he only appears for a few episodes. I totally recommend it, and I'm going to be looking for this young actor in the future. =]

    Speaking of the future, he'll be appearing this summer in the upcoming sports drama Dream, which also stars Son Dam Bi! It's apparently stars Kim Bum as a kid who spent time in a juvenile detention center and gets out and starts boxing. I'm not sure if cute little Kim Bum can pull of the tough look, but we'll see how it ends up.

    And now for picspam!Collapse )

    AAAANNNND I feel compelled to share this video. xD; HE'S ADORABLE.

    Adorable video of Kim Bum dancing silly xDCollapse )

    He also sings....convincing me that all Koreans have some capacity to sing. xD; His voice is nothing too spectacular but he did produce a pretty nice ballad for the BOF F4 Special OST (or smth like that lol), and he is surprisingly good. =] It's a pretty ballad, for sure. Here's an mp3 video and an mp3 upload for ya. =]

    Comments very much appreciated, yes?

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