Urban Zakapa & Clazziquai Project rank 5th and 6th on Germany’s K-Pop Ranking.
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Alex sincerely apologized for his DUI incident from July. On a recent episode of ‘Radio Star‘, the MCs asked him about the incident. He had an alcohol level of 0.134%, which made him lose his license. To repent, he stayed away from the entertainment scene for 3 months. He answered, “I gave up driving and alcohol. I repented a lot. Even now when I start broadcast again, I’m worried about that incident. When I went to attend classes about drunk driving, I realized the education they gave was a lot better than I expected.” He continued, “I am very sorry. I hope people can look at me and learn not to drink and drive. The classes show the difference in human reflexes according to your alcohol level, and it displays how dangerous it really is. I’m learning a lot from it.“
Lee Hyori and Clazziquai‘s Horan will be lending their voices for an album that will be created to raise awareness and lift the spirits of the surviving ‘comfort women’, who are women who were kidnapped and forced into prostitution during Japanese occupation. The female singers will participate in the compilation album entitled, ‘Please Share Your Story-Her Second Story‘ to encourage and lift the spirits of those who have had to live on with painful memories in the past. In addition to Lee Hyori and Horan, Rasberry Field‘s So Yi, Huckleberry Finn‘s Lee So Young, Hawaii‘s Lee Ah Lib, composer Kim Yeon Soo‘s rock band JuckJuck Grunzie, and Lune have lent their voices for this album. The album representative stated, “The current known number of Japanese comfort women survivors is 58 in total and to raise awareness of this issue, an ongoing weekly rally held its 1066 rally on the 20th. With the participation of artists, the pain of the comfort women who were deprived of a normal life due to war and violence will be heard through this music. We will try to encourage the women of this generation as well and will be an album that shares stories together.” To raise funds for this project, a concert will be held at the KT&G Sangsangmadang in Seoul on April 5th at 7:30 PM KST and will feature performances by indie artists.
Alex has been known for his unbeatable manner towards woman since his ‘We Got Married‘ days, but he revealed that the only woman he isn’t a gentleman to is fellow Clazziquai member Horan. On the March 27th broadcast of MBC‘s ‘Radio Star‘, Horan complimented Alex on his famous manners, sharing, “When we sing with a wired microphone, he gathers the cord and wraps it,” revealing his thoughtfulness. However, Alex surprised viewers by sharing that the only woman he doesn’t show manners to is Horan. He explained, “The moment I stopped acting like that with Horan was when Horan was wearing a skirt and looked uncomfortable, and I covered her with my jacket. I thought that those kind of actions would make us look suspicious. At the start of our debut, there were rumors that we were living together.” On the same episode, Alex also apologized for drinking and driving following his DUI accident.
Clazziquai‘s Horan (34) has tied the knot! Horan held her wedding ceremony at the Renaissance Hotel located in Gangnam on the 30th. Horan and her fiancé, who first started dating in college, reunited after eleven years of separation, and they’ve now tied the knot as husband and wife. Her fellow Clazziquai member Alex, Kim Jang Hoon, Danny Jung, Daybreak, and Kim Chang Wan also sang their congratulations at her wedding. The newlywed couple’s honeymoon will be postponed until August due to Clazziquai’s promotional activities with “Love Recipe“.