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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.
WONDERGIRLS are 5-member female pop group in South Korea. The singer-songwriter Park Jin-young is managed them as their producer and signed in JYP Entertainment. The members are SunYe, YeEun, YooBin, SoHee, and HyeRim. In 2007, ‘Irony’ was their debut single album, and the Wonder was beginning with ‘Tell Me’, this song was hit and reached number one on various Korean TV and internet music chart also became widely known as the “Tell Me Virus”. Wonder Girls released retro-style album ‘Nobody’ in early fall of 2008 and won a 1st award (grand prize). ‘Nobody’ eventually made a debut on the Billboard hot 100 ranking 76th as first time in Korean and Asians for 30 years. On 2010, WONDERGIRLS released a mini album <2 Different Tears> after their 2 year hiatus, and the group ranked 1st chart in Mcountdown. After then, WONDERGIRLS started ‘Wonder World Tour’ in America and Canada. WONDERGIRLS have been chosen as the 38th sexiest women in the world by FHM’s Singapore edition.
They came up with the name 4 minute to mean that they would "capture the audience with their charms in 4 minutes". (also their song is less than 4 minutes) It also includes the meaning "for minute" which apparently means that they will do their very best within a minute. 4Minute released a 1st EP album called “For Muzik” which was alongside their second single in Japan “Muzik” 4minute won a music chart first time with “Muzik”. Their next title “What A Girl Wants” was released after “Muzik”. 4minute was debuting in Japan with their song Muzik. It also marked the start of their promotions 1st Single ‘DIAMOND’ which was released on December 15, 2010 and On April 5 2011, 4minute released their first studio album “4Minutes Left”. Also 4minute is gaining fans from many Asia country like Taiwan, Hongkong, and Philippine,
miss A(Korean-미스에이) is a multinational all-female quartet group created by JYP Entertainment through their sub-label AQ Entertainment. They are called as second Wondergirls before was scheduled to debut the trio, but the group was set again as a foursome by Min of Korean from JYP USA trainees joined. The name of ‘Miss A(미스에이)’ means “made in Asia”. The A of Miss A also stands for their A-class or A+ quality performance. The members consists of 2 Chinese members : Fei & Jia ,and 2 Korean members: Min & Suzy. Miss A made their official debut single album ‘Bad But Good’ on July 1st 2010, the same day as their single title ‘Bad Girl Good Girl’ debut performance on Mnet’s Mcountdown.
July 1st 2010. Single
# NEXT BIG THING! CNBLUE!
CNBLUE is a South Korean boy band group consists of Jung YongHwa, Lee JongHyun, Kang
MinHyuk and Lee JungShin. CNBLUE means ‘Code Name BLUE’.
CNBLUE began to perform and study music in Japan as an indie scene they formally debuted
on August 19 2009 with 1st Mini Album
2567days after the SBS Developing Talent Project (SBS Young jae yook sung project), Kwon Jo finally debuted as 2AM with his members: Seul-ong Lim, Jin-woon Jung, Chang-min Lee. Especially, Kwon Jo was voted as the best talented artist from the SBS Developing Talent Project, and he finally debuted eight years of practice. The group name 2AM was provided from a producer Jinyoung Park; The time 2:00 am could take care of one’s awaked hours and the feelings of the day and make one thinks back. Also a producer Park wanted them to spread their full of emotions through their music. Through their gem ballad songs, we could appreciate Kwon Jo, Seul-ong Lim, Jin woon Jung, and Chang min Lee’s beautiful vocals and feel their patience and efforts.
BEAST is a male dance group of Korea.
The original group name was ‘B2ST’, but the day before their debut the Cube Entertainment changed their official name as BEAST. BEAST debuted with their 1st mini album 《Beast Is The B2ST》 in October 14th, 2009.
They incredibly took 1st place after their debut in M-Countdown. Also, October 2010, they took a 1st place in public TV with their 3rd mini album title song
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.
MBLAQ is a South Korean quintet men band created by producer Rain.
The main vocalist G.O, meaning of the name is coming from ‘GO (go forward)’. And meaning of ‘Joon’ comes from his real name ‘Lee Jun’ for easy to remember. Joon appeared alongside his mentor Rain in the Holly wood movie
Guitar & Keyboard – Choi Jong Hoon
Lead vocal – Lee Hong Gi
Guitar & Rap – Song Seung Hyeon
Bass – Lee Jae Jin
Drum – Min Hwan
Debut Album : 2007 first album ‘Cheerful Sensibility’
Title song: ‘Love Sick’
The band name means ‘Five treasure island’ which signifies Treasure Island of five.
On June 7 2007, the group debuted their first album
Real name: Ji Hoon Jung
Academic background: Postmodern Music at Kyunghee University
Specialty: Voted to “The World Most Influential People Top 100” in Art and Entertainment in 2006
Songs: Bad boy, Be aware of Sun, It’s Raining
Dramas: Sang doo! Let’s go to School, Full house, A love to Kill
Movies: I'm A Cyborg But That's OK
Before his solo debut, he had experiences as a member of dance group “fan club”, but they didn’t get a lot of popularity.
Two years of training from the best producer Jin Young Park, Rain was presented as JYP’s secret weapon. Before Rain’s debut, he was the crew of JYP’s dancer to experience the stage manners. Rain debuted as a solo in May 2002 with his album 「N001」. JYP as Rain’s producer and JYP included songs that are popular to the public and Bada of S.E.S and Danny of god was a part of Rain’s first album to support him.
'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.
The first R&B singer from YG Entertainment, Se7en (seven) brought a new wave to the Korean music industry in 2003 with Big Mama. Seven has a good appearance and refined dance ability, and stable live performance. People thought Seven is a group of seven people, but Seven is actually a solo male singer. Seven was born in November 9, 2984 and his real name is Dong Wook Choi. Seven likes Usher, Justin Timberlake, Joe Pass, Dru Hill, etc. Seven was selected from YG entertainment which includes Junusean and 1TYM and he trained himself for four years. The four years of practice, he trained himself in singing, dancing, and rapping and he finally debuted in the beginning of March 2003. His first title song “Come Back to Me” took a first place in many programs: MBC music camp, SBS inkigayo, M.net, KM TV which leaded him to a top star in a very short period of time. He came back with his second album 《Must Listen》 in 2004, and third album 《24/7》 in March 2006, and fourth album 《se7olution》 in November 2006 with title song “Lalala”. Seven also challenged himself as an actor through a drama ‘Gung S’. And he trained himself again for two years to debuting in the USA, finally he debuted with his first single album ‘Girls’ in March 2009. July 21st, 2010, he came back to Korea with his mini album 《Digital Bounce》. He had an experience in featuring pop star Amerie’s third album title song “Take Control”. ◆ Records 2003.3.8 First Album 《Just Listen..》 - Title: 'Come Back to Me..' 2004.7.7 Second Album 《Music Listen》 - Title: 'Passion' 2006.3.8 Third Album 《24/7》 - Title: 'I Know' 2006.11.1 Fourth Album 《Se7olution》 - Title: 'Lalala' 2010.7.21 Mini Album 《Digital Bounce》 - Title: 'Better Together'
2NE1 is a female group based on a hip-hop music and the group name 2NE1 means ‘New Evolution of the 21st century.
2NE1 belongs to YG Entertainment, and they have been called a ‘Female Big bang’.
They debuted on SBS Inki gayo on May 17th, 2009 with their first digital single