On February 2011, the member of ‘A pink’ was revealed for first time, ‘Son Na Eun’ she is a friend of Lizzy and appeared in a Beautiful MV of Beast. Also the other members ‘Park ChoRong, Oh HaYoung, Jung EunJi and Hong YooKyung’ were revealed and ‘Apink’ appeared in reality program ‘TrendE’. Their official debut was April 2011 on Mcountdown.
T-ara is a seven-member girl group in South Korea. The group name comes from ‘tiara’ kind of crown which means want to be top of the Korean pop music. ‘T-ara’ is real group name not ‘Tiara’ because there was a group with the same name ‘ Tiara’ that female trio not popular.
T-ara is managed by Core Contents Media.
2009. ‘Lies’ & TTL
T-ara released their first song “Good Person Ver.1” for the MBC drama ‘Cinderella Man’ sound track in April 30 2009. Also Jiyeon was in collaboration with SeeYa and Davichi for project called “Women’s Generation”. In June 2009, Core Contents Media announced that Jiae and Jiwon left and added ‘Boram’ daughter of singer Jeon Young Rok , ‘Soyeon’ from SM entertainment trainee and Qri. Afterward, T-ara released their digital single title
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
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'
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
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
SHINee is a contemporary band that is made up with five high school students. The contemporary band means that they suggest the trends of music, dance, and fashion to lead people. In future, SHINee will show their contemporariness in music, dance and fashion. Also, the group name SHINee is the neologism that is combined word ‘shine’ and ‘ee’ which means the people who get a shining lights. In other words, SHINee means people always get a lot of spot light, pursue different genres of music, and captivate the fans. ◆ 2008.5.23 The 1st Mini Album [Sister, you are so pretty (Replay)] - Main songs: Older Girl, you are so pretty, In My Room ◆ 2008.8.3 The 1st Album [The SHINee World] -Main Songs: Love Like Oxygen, The SHINee World ◆ 2009.5.25 The 2nd Mini Album [ROMEO] -Main Songs: Juliette, Sleep Talking (Please, Don’t Go) ◆ 2009.10.14 The 3rd Mini Album [2009. Year of Us] - Main Songs: Ring Ding Dong, JoJo ◆ 2010.7.19 The 2nd Album [LUCIFER] - Main Songs: Lucifer, Love Still Goes On 1. Jong Hyun ▶05’ S. M. Casting System DOB: 1990.4.8 Height : 173cm Hobby: watching movie, singing, writing lyrics, and Chinese Language studied abroad in China Liyin Zhang’s first album ‘Love that Once Mixed’ featuring 2. Min Ho ▶06’ S. M. Casting System DOB: 1991.12.09 Height : 181cm Hobby : soccer, basketball, acting ,Chinese, English Language studied abroad in China Seoul Collection F/W 08-09’ for designer Sang back Ha 2008/09 F/W Pret-a-Porter Busan for designer Sang back Ha 3. Tae Min ▶05’ S. M. Public Audition System DOB: 1993.07.18 Height: 175 cm Hobby: listening music, Pop pin dance, playing piano, Chinese Language studied abroad in China ▶06’ S. M. Academy casting DOB: 1989.12.14 Height: 177 cm Hobby: singing, playing piano, Chinese 5. Key ▶05’ S. M. Nation Tour Audition DOB: 1991.09.23 Height: 177 cm Hobby: Rap, Dance, water-skiing, English, Chinese
# 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
Busker Buster - Three members: Jang Bum Jun - Age:23, Occupation- University Student Bradley Rey Moore - Age:28, Occupation- University English Teacher Kim Hyeong Tae - Age: 21, Occupation- University Student
The legends of K-POP Shinhwa (means myth- or legend in Korean) is a pop- and hiphop boyband initially formed through SM Entertainment and made their debut in March 1998. Shinhwa is the only longest existing Korean boy band in the Korean pop history. After successful years for Shinhwa they signed a new contract with a new record label named Good Entertainment in July 2003. During their contract with Good Entertainment, Shinhwa members started their own solo activities. Besides performing as a group and solo, and acting, the members were also mentors to the Korean boy band “Battle”. (Wikipedia) The group consist of 6 members (3 vocalists and 3 rappers); Eric Mun (晸赫, Mun Junghyuk, 문정혁) born February 16, 1979 is the Leader and Main Rapper, Min woo (珉宇Lee Minwoo이민우) is born in July 28, 1979 and he is a Vocalist and also a Composer, Dongwan (烔完Kim Dongwan김동완) born in November 21, 1979 and is a Vocalist, Hyesung (彗星 Shin Hyesung신혜성) born in November 27, 1979 and He is the Main Vocalist, Junjin (前進 Park Choong Jae 박충재) born in August 19, 1980 is a Rapper and also Vocalist, Andy Lee (先皓 Lee Sunho이선호) January 21, 1981 and is a Rapper and the Maknae of the group. (Wikipedia) Shinhwa suspended its group promotions after its 10-year anniversary concert, and the members went off to complete their mandatory military service. However, the members promised to return to their fans as a group for the first time in four years on March 24. A Shinhwa compay rep said, “The Shinhwa members are making an effort to come back with a better image by working out, abstaining from alcohol and even laying down rules together like they did during their rookie days when they lived together. Many are curious to see what kind of comeback the group, whose members promised at their 10th anniversary concert, “. Meanwhile, the Shinhwa members are currently absorbed in completing the group’s 10th album and preparing for their comeback concert. The group is expected to begin their full-fledged promotions in March once member Lee Min Woo is discharged from the military. (mnet.com news) The comeback press conference for Shinhwa will be held on March 5, with a new advanced live streaming from Mnet.com to the global fans. The press conference will bring together all six members of Shinhwa in front of the public for the first time in a long time, and will be relayed live to 200 countries around the world. After releasing its 10th album in mid-March, Shinhwa will then be holding its comeback concert from March 24-25, which will also commemorate the group’s 14th anniversary. The concerts, titled The Return, will be held in the venue Shinhwa held its 10th anniversary concert on March 24, 2008, the Seoul Olympic Park Gymnastics Arena. (mnet.com news)
SISTAR is a four-member Korean girl group.
The group name ‘SISTAR’ means by combining ‘sisters’ and ‘star’, which means that the members are like sisters will become the big star in the entertainment industry.
SISTAR made their first appearance through a ‘Ceci’ magazine photo in England shoot on 19 March 2010 and members are Hyo-rin, Bora, So-you and Da-som. The four-members already had perfect vocal talent as vocalist idol. SISTAR’s concept of the music is pop style base on hip-hop with electronic and they highlight the vocal talent.
3rd June 2010. Single
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,
Infinite is a seven-member boy group in South Korea. consists of Lee seongjong, Ho ya, Jang dongu, Kim seongkyu, Lee seongyeol, Nam uhyeon, and L.
They belongs to Woolim Entertainment.
They started on TV with a reality show "Infinite, you are my brother" on Apr. 12th. 2010 and officially debuted as a singer later with 1st album