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SS501 is a popular Korean boy band formed under the management of DSP Entertainment. Recently All the members of the group have subsequently left DSP Entertainment to different management companies, but they still intend to stay together as SS501. The name of the band is a combination of letters and numbers that have special meaning. The first “S” stands for “Superstar". The second “S” is an abbreviation for "Singer". The combination of 5, 0, and 1 symbolizes "five members united as one forever”. SS501 debuted on June 8, 2005 with their first single “Warning”, ◎ SS501 Discography June 23 2005. 1st Single -Title: ‘Warning’ Dec 5 2005. 2nd Single -Title: ‘Snow Prince’ Nov 10 2006. 1st Studio Album [SS504 S.T 01 NOW] -Title: ‘Coward’ March 13 2008. 3rd Single [Déjà vu] -Title: ‘Deja Bu’ May 7 2008. 4th Single [A Song Calling for you RMX] -Title: ‘A Song Calling for you RMX’ June 27 2008. 5th Single [You are my heaven] -Title: ‘You are my heaven’ July 24 2008. 2nd studio album [Find] -Title: ‘Find’ Oct 7 2008. Theme Single [The man’s book p198] -Title: ‘Looking at you’ Jan 9 2009. Remix Edition Single [U R Man] -Title: ‘U R Man’ Oct 20 2009. Mini Album [Rebirth] -Title: ‘Love Like This’ (To me) May 24 2010. Studio Album [Destination] -Title: ‘Love Ya’ * Japanese Nov 12 2008. 1st album [SS501] -Title: ‘Live!’ May 20 2009. 2nd album [All My Love] -Title: ‘All My Love’
2PM is known for M.net’s new star promote program ‘Cruel Winter Blues’. Three members were eliminated from the original thirteen members of the “Cruel Winter Blues" and ten of the finalists made a two teams; 2AM and 2PM. 6 months later the ‘Cruel Winter Blues” have been broadcasted, 2PM debuted through M-Countdown as a performance idol and the “pride of Jinyoung Park.” 2PM is belonging to JYP Entertainment and they debuted ’10 out of 10’ in their first album 《 Hottest Time of the Day 》 on September, 2008. The original members were 7: Junsu, NichKhun,TaecYeon, Wooyoung, Junho, Chansung, and Jaebum, but Jaebum withdrew forever in February 2010. 2PM was ranked 4 in Oricon Single Chart with their single album [Take Off] in May 18th, 2011 in Japan.
BIGBANG is a YG Entertainment boy band consisted of G-Dragon, T.O.P, TaeYang, DaeSung and SeungRi. The group was formed in 2006 and made their debut in 2007 with their Album “Always” which contained big hits like “lies”. They became popular shortly after their debut and are known for their self producing singles. Big Bang won the Mnet Asian Music Award’s -“Artist of The Year” in 2008 and have ever since been seen as cultural, music and fashion icons rather than just a contemporary “boy band”. These trendsetters have made big number’one singles like ‘Last Farewell’, ´Haru Haru´, ´Sunset Glow´, ´Tonight´, ‘Lies’. BIGBANG members have also made successful solo activities through their personal style’s and are now finally going to make their comeback in to the K-pop scene after 2 years of hiatus. Awards 24th Golden Disk Award in Japan: The Best 5 New Artist (2010) 18th Hi-One Seoul K-pop Award: Hi-One music award, mobile popularity award, and excellence award (2009) 51st Japanese Record Award: The Best New Artist (2009) 5th Popular Music Award: the dance music of the year & electronic music from the fans (2008) 17th Seoul K-pop Award: grand prize, excellence award, digital sound source award (2008) 22nd Golden Disk Award: excellence award in disk (2007) 8th Korean Video Festival: photogenic (2007) M.net KM Music Festival: song of the year & best male group (2007) 2008 MKMF: best male group, digital sound source, music portal M.net, singer of the year, and the grand prize
TVXQ! as the Asia’s Star whom has the largest Fan club (800,000) TVXQ! has a beautiful appearances and songs; the graceful harmony appreciates the members’ talents. The first year of their debut, they had to stop their activities because they had the traffic accident unluckily. TVXQ! sounds like they came out from the martial arts novel. The members’ names are as unique as the group name. Hero Jaejoong (Jaejong Kim), Yoonho U-know (Yoonho Jung), Youchun Micky (Youchun Park) were born in 1986, Junsu Xia (Junsu Kim) was born in 1987, and the youngest Changmin Max (Changmin Choi) was born in 1988. They use the stage names to show their individuality; five of them were selected from the SM entertainment that already made H.O.T. Hero and U-know is selected from the SM best Youth, Max is also selected from the 6th SM best youth. The lead vocal Xia was selected from one of the SBS’s show programs with mimics of Kannta from H.O.T. Micky who was a student studying abroad awarded the best American pop festival in 2001 and became a member of TVXQ. Unlike the other groups, all five of them have excellent abilities and do chorus parts too which shows that they are vocalists. Through the show program, TVXQ! shows their talents in a cappella with their harmonies against people whom have prejudices. Also they went before than the other singers in the music industry that they made a single album before their regular album. The first single [Hug] in January 2004 and [The Way U Are] both hit, and it makes them very famous. TVXQ! droving without any stops, but they had the car accidents while they were on the way back to Seoul; made them to stop their activities.. They got really famous after their debut; they acted a lot in Korea and the other Asian countries with single albums: HUG (Japan), Christmas Gift From TVXQ!, Stay With Me Tonight, Hi Ya Ya Summer days, Somebody To Love, etc. Popular musicians such as Young-jin You, Kenzie, Sung-je Hwang, Jamie Jones the member of All-4-one participated in TVXQ!’s 2nd album [Rising Sun]. After their 2nd album, they presented their first ballad single [My Destiny] in November 2nd, 2006, and they caught public’s interest finally in Japan, they put on sales of their album [明日はるから(Because tomorrow is coming)] in Korean and Japan. Returning home in their glories, their 3rd regular album “O”-正. 反. 合 had the best musicians such as Young jin You, Kenzie, Sang Yoon, Sung je Hwang, Great Dane Productions, etc which made this album with a high quality. Especially the 3rd album “O”-正. 反. 合 was going to put on sale started from Korea in 29th of September and Thailand, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, and China which means that TVXQ! suppressed Asia. Hero, Micky, and Xia brought an action against to SM entertainment about stopping their contracts and Hero, Micky, and Xia made their own group “JYJ” in June 2010. On the other hand, U-know and Max still uses the group name TVXQ! and continued their activities from the January 5th, 2011.
Girl group ‘KARA’ (Park Kyuri, Han SeungYeon, Nicole Jung, Gu Hara and Kang JiYoung). Kara started as a group of four and debuted in 2007. In 2008, Kara vocalist Kim Sung-hee departed the group due to parental pressure. Following that, DSP Ent was looking for new member to strengthen the group for the part of dance and vocal in web(http://dspenter.com) audition. Two new members, Goo Hara and Kang JiYoung, were added to the group to make it the five-member group it is now.
Brown Eyed Girls
'Brown Eyed Girls (B.E.G) is a girl group under the 'Nega Network' in Korea. The group consists of four members, leader&vocalist Jea, vocalist Gain, vocalist Narsha and rapper Miryo. After more than 3 years of training in singing and holding several small concerts, the group debuted with their 1st album "Your Story" in February 2006. The title track was ballad 'Come Closer'. Brown Eyed Girls came back with their 1st mini-album "With L.O.V.E" in 2008 and this album became an instant success. The 3rd full-length album "Abracadabra" which was composed by Lee Min Soo. This song took the Kpop world by storm.
'Lee Hyori' is the top Korean pop artist, also an actress & highly sought after commercial model. She debuted as a member of the successful girl group 'Fin.K.L' which made in 1998 and the members decided to part ways and go solo in 2002.