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04.30.11 [Info] Dear Editor: TIME 100 Readers Speak (Rain Mentioned)

*For the disappointment we had against TIME and their publishing ‘methods’ over the 100 poll recently, numerous people spoke up and one of those letters was actually published. The writer himself may not be an actual Rain fan, so the fact that his opinion was voiced and published is an even bigger deal. Thanks to our follower riannejade for tweeting this! ^ ^

Source: TIME Magazine

04.17.11 [Clip] Rain MNet Wide Ent News–Time 100

04.23.11 [Allkpop] Rain Shares His Thoughts On Marriage & About Being On The TIME 100 List

Rain was recently interviewed on the April 22nd broadcast of KBS 1TV’s “KBS Newsline” for being named “Top 100 world’s most influential people in 2011″ by Time Magazine.

During the interview, Rain stated, “It’s truly an honor to come in 1st place, and it came as a bit of a happy surprise. The online vote is a popularity vote and the selection for the Top 100 is chosen by select people all over the world from Time Magazine.”

When asked about recent controversial news about celebrities’ private lives, Rain replied, “Because I am also a celebrity, I believe that it’s important to have some privacy, but it is also important to show the public your honest self.”

Then, the news anchor suddenly asked if Rain is married (indirectly referring to the current Seo Taiji scandal). Surprised by the question, Rain answered, “I want to get married. (Although I haven’t entered the military yet) Truthfully, I want to get married now, but I’m not dating anyone at the moment.”

Meanwhile, in the revealed “Time 100″ list, Rain is listed amongst the likes of U.S. President Obama, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, and Myanmar politician Aung San Suu Kyi. In particular, Rain was the first Korean celebrity to make the “Time 100″ list back in 2006. With his second appearance on this list, Rain has become the first celebrity in all of Asia to make the “Time 100″ list twice.

Also, Rain has been invited to the “Time 100″ party, which will be held in New York City on April 26th. He is scheduled to leave for the event from Inchon Airport on the 24th at 7:30pm.

Source: TV Report via Nate //allkpop

04.22.11 [Clip] Rain’s Interview Regarding TIME 100 On KBS (*Updated With HQ Clip)

04.22.11 [Nationalpost] Justin Bieber Joins Oprah, Korean Pop Star Rain On TIME 100 List

Previously unknown newsmakers from Egypt and Japan joined pop stars and politicians on Time magazine’s list of 100 most influential people in the world, released on Thursday.

The list includes pop culture giants such as Justin Bieber and Oprah Winfrey plus the lesser known Wael Ghonim, an Egyptian Internet activist who helped topple President Hosni Mubarak, and Takeshi Kanno, a Japanese doctor who refused to leave behind victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

“We’ve always, always tried to tell stories through people. … We discovered it was a fantastic way to get people to think about what’s going on all over the world,” said Time deputy managing editor Michael Elliott.

The complete list can be seen on time.com.

World leaders such as British Prime Minister David Cameron, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff populate the list for how they have wielded power.

“The first time I met David Cameron, I knew we were political soul mates,” actor and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger wrote in a profile for Time, calling him “a centrist who avoids the gutters of politics.”

Others include Gabrielle Giffords, the American congresswoman who survived a bullet wound to the head during a gunman’s rampage in Arizona, and Michele Bachmann, the Republican congresswoman from Minnesota who has energized the anti-tax, anti-spending Tea Party movement.

Jailed Chinese artist Ai Weiwei was honored for his “bravery and artistic skill,” Elliott said.

From the world of sport, Argentina soccer phenomenon Lionel Messi was joined by Indian cricket star Mahendra Singh Dhoni, whose charisma and leadership united an ethnically diverse team that won the World Cup.

South Korean pop star Rain won the people’s choice vote for the third straight year. Time editors chose the names on the list except for people’s choice, selected by online voters.

“He has very determined fans,” Elliott said.
source : http://arts.nationalpost.com/2011/04/21/justin-bieber-joins-oprah-k…

04.21.11 [TIME] Rain–Poll Winner

04.21.11 [Info] Rain Will Attend TIME 100 Party

Rain invited to Time 100 Party will be held in New York on 26 April (local time) , Rain scheduled to leave the country on 24th 19:30 pm through Incheon International Airport.

Rain expected to return home on 28 April 17:35 PM

source : http://news.naver.com/main/read.nhn?mode=LSD&mid=pho&sid1=1…

huda @ rainlegend

04.20.11 [Newsen] Rain States His Feelings About Having Overwhelmingly Ranked Top In The 2011 TIME Poll

Through his agent’s announcement on the 18th, Rain stated his feelings about having overwhelmingly ranked top in the 2011 Time 100 Online Poll, “I’m so glad that I’ve been at the top in the poll for three terms. Yes, and I must say I never expected to be. It’s a great honor. I will reward you with my good result.”

Credit to Newsen http://news.nate.com/view/20110419n25965
Brief translation by rain bird.

04.18.11 [KoreaHerald] Rain, No. 1 in TIME’s 100 Poll

Rain, a South Korean actor and singer, has been voted the most influential person in the world in an online poll.

In a poll conducted by TIME magazine, Rain ranked first in the voting for this year’s most influential people.

The 2011 TIME 100 poll closed on April 14 with Rain in the lead. Taiwan’s Jay Chou and Britain’s Susan Boyle took second and third place.

Rain received the highest number of votes out of the 204 candidates with 439,251 people voting for him. Jay Chou, a Taiwanese director-singer-songwriter, received 229,442 votes and Susan Boyle, a Scottish singer, received 167,711 votes.

Rain has been making onto the TIME 100 online list for six straight years since 2006.

Rain has outranked some of the most well-known figures in the world. Mark Zuckerberg, the creator of Facebook and The Person of the Year for 2010 selected by TIME magazine,was ranked 28. Miche-lle Obama, the first lady of the U.S., ranked 32, outpacing Barack Obama, her husband, who was placed 46th. Oprah Winfrey, a famous TV show host, was ranked 84

By Yun Suh-young (syun@heraldm.com)
Intern Reporter

source : http://www.koreaherald.com/enter … MLId=20110417000173

04.15.11 [TIME.com] Korean Pop Star Rain Wins TIME 100 Poll–Again

He’s done it again, and we’re not surprised.

Korean pop star Rain has won the top spot in the TIME 100 poll, in which we asked readers to rank who they think are the world’s most influential people. By the time the poll closed Thursday night, he had garnered 406,252 “influential” votes and 33,813 “not influential” votes. This is certainly not the first time Rain has taken the top spot; he won in 2006 and 2007, and placed in second in 2008. Coming in a distant second this year was Jay Chou, Taiwanese star of The Green Hornet, getting 207,239 “influential” votes. Rounding out the top three was Britain’s Got Talent phenomenon Susan Boyle with 151,324 “influential” votes.

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