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Is T-ara not worth it over the years?

Bad news all around for Queens (T-ara fans) the 8 turned 7 member group T-ara is facing probably the biggest havoc in their career as hallyu idols. T-ara debuted as a 6 member group composing of leader So Yeon, Jiyeon, Eunjung (former leader), Hyomin, Boram, Ahreum, and Qri last 2009. Three years later, with the new member Hwayoung who gave them a better spotlight got kicked out of the group resulted in increasing anti-fans.

I like T-ara a lot because of their beautiful music, great choreography, fantastic music video storyline and most of all because of Hwayoung. Her rapping skills are excellent and full of emotions. I love
“Day by Day” and “We were in love” because of her rap part.

Unfortunately, for some unknown reason, a mishap occurred regarding t-ara’s relationship within themselves and with the company that costs the CEO to end Hwayoung’s contract as part of the group. This controversy is making headlines in Kpop. Speculations and rumors are the only visible factors believed in by many fans as to why Hwayoung left the group. Core Content Media is the company handling these girls and made an official statement on behalf of this issue.

“Gosh, can’t wait for August to arrive where T-ara pursues their comeback amidst controversy while the investigation on the sudden exit of Hwayoung continues.”

Bullied. The big “B” word is like a whistle blower to fans and to the CEO Kim Kwang Soo. It all started out with Jiyeon, Hyomin, Eunjung tweeting something about “will” that was interpreted as a teasing manner to their fellow member Hwayoung. In return, Hyoyoung, Hwayoung’s twin tweeted on cheering Hwayoung about it. Hwayoung was unable to perform with the group due to her leg injury which caused a huge problem to the rest of the girls and the company. During their concert, Hwayoung wasn’t allowed to perform but because she really wanted to, she was only allowed during their “Day by Day” performance.  In my opinion, the twits meant nothing about the girls having to carry on with the concert without Hwayoung. Their twits meant something about Respect, determination and will. It makes me want to think that since the old members strongly oppose additions to their group, they’re bullying Hwayoung by telling her to show more and work hard since she’s the newest member. Remember way back when they were promoting “Lovey Dovey”? and Hwayoung had that nipple slip accident?. Rumors has it that CCM wanted Hwayoung to do it and the t-ara members disagree but still Hwayoung did the nipple slip. This makes me think that she’s been hated a lot since then. Aside from this, netizens dig up more unnoticed bullying incidents by the members to Hwayoung. Bullying is the factor seen by fans according to what they’ve seen on TV shows and what they’ve digged up that caused the company to kick Hwayoung out.

I’ve read an article that everything was totally fine during their Budokan concert. It was only when they came back to South korea for their Music Bank performance when Hwayoung stubbornly refused to perform on stage when there’s only 2 group performers left before them. This incident was the only stated reason by CEO Kim kwang Soo about Hwayoung’s negative behaviour. According to their official statement, members are not bullying Hwayoung and it’s not the reason why they ask her to quit T-ara.

Upon hearing this horrible issues, it’s not impossible for the company to do such acts like what happened to Open World Entertainment wherein they ask their idols to harass their trainees. Each company has a secret to success and I never thought that T-ara is one of the victims. Until now, it’s still a puzzle to me why Hyomin, Jiyeon, Boram, So Yeon and Eunjung hate Hwayoug so much. There should be something aside from the thought that she was added to the group. You can’t hate a person forever right? CCM could make another group idol but chose to add members to existing group.

hwayoung

hwayoung

Here is my brief view and guess behind what’s happening to t-ara; Warning! this is merely my understanding and interpretation on what’s happening to t-ara.

Hwayoung is the newest member of t-ara and to be noticed quickly, because of her will and determination, she needs to do what the company asks her. Because of following their orders, she’s hated by her groupmates. Hwayoung probably had done things that upset her group. It’s either they care for hwayoung or they care about their name t-ara. When the bullying matter exploded it’s only a matter of time before something or somebody gets busted. So for the company to clear out their name before all of this happen, they kicked hwayoung out of the group. Turned their back on her by explaining that she has misbehaved or has bad attitudes. Hwayoung also knows the secrets, so by the time that she speaks, she’s out of t-ara and the company could sue her without damaging T-ara’s name. it would be difficult for them to shut her mouth if she’s still in the group since t-ara’s name would be affected and they’re one of the important idols coz they’re bringing in a lot of cash to their company because of their popularity.

On top of it all, below are the facts with mysterious reasons about T-ara and CCM.

Eunjung, Jiyeon, Hyomin, So Yeon and Boram bullying Hwayoung.

CCM decided to end Hwayoung’s contract due to her behaviour. (when she refused to perform on stage)

I support T-Jinyo by the way! Demanding truths!!

Disclaimer: links credits to allkpop and enewsworld.

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Meet the Glam Girls – Girls be Ambitious

GLAM (Girls be Ambitious

Hello Kpop Addicts?

It’s been a while since my last blog. Been out there jamming with friends and the least thing I do on the net is updating my nail art blog and spamming on Allkpop news.

Introducing another Kpop talented Rookie Girl Group, Glam! They’re making headlines too much for their comeback so when I checked them out, say, I was impressed. One of the girls breakdance on their debut MV “Party XXO”. This totally got me. The visuals and graphics are so amazing especally their blinged Glam name. They have powerful singing voice and rapping skills plus amazing dance moves. I see they can do big in the future.

Loen Entertainment’s introduction to Glam Girls

GLAM MUSIC refers to GLAM’s unique musical style in which they simultaneously offer vocal skills based on hip-hop as well as dance skills. GLAM is ready to show an unprecedented powerful performance with GLAM MUSIC that is free and full of energy combined with rap, song, and dance.

The members of GLAM were already hot in the k-pop scene before their debut with their spectacular career and dance skills. Lee Mi-So, who became known as Bang Shi-Hyuk’s mentee, captivated the hearts of people with a video clip of her singing in a rich soulful voice. The B-girl Zinni became popular for being the first girl group member to dance a head spin. Dahee was first made known with her voice in “Vocaloid” — a well-loved Japanese composition program. The members also include the leader Park Ji-Yeon, who is skilled in dance, song, and rap, and Trinity, who has a charming cat-like face. One should look forward to the energy released on stage by the 5 distinctive members of GLAM.

Glam’s Party XXO Music video (similar to katy Perry’s Fireworks MV)

credits:

Glam’s Debut Live Performance

Wow, they can sing and dance! I was expecting maybe they’d lipsync like what most of the idols do during debut. Fantastic

Park Jiyeon

Stage Name: Jiyeon

Birth Name: Park Ji Yeon

Birthday: January 23, 1992

Position: Leader, Lead Rapper, Vocalist

Blood Type: B

Height: 164.5 cm

Weight: 45 kg

Zinni

Stage Name: Zinni

Birth Name: Kim Jin Hee

Birthday: May 5, 1986

Position: Main Rapper

Blood Type: A

Height: 163 cm

Weight: 44 kg

Trinity

Stage Name: Trinity

Birth Name: Yoon Soo Jin

Birthday: February 5, 1991

Position: Vocalist

Blood Type: B

Height: 165 cm

Weight: 47 kg

Dahee

Stage Name: Dahee

Birth Name: Kim Da Hee

Birthday: March 30, 1994

Position: Vocalist

Blood Type: A

Height: 163 cm

Weight: 45 kg

miso

Stage Name: Miso

Birth Name: Kim Mi So

Birthday: October 17, 1995

Position: Vocalist, Maknae

Blood Type: O

Height: 164.5 cm

Weight: 47 kg

member profile credits: sumandu

XOXO


Jo kwon (2AM) reminds me of Adam Lambert!

Adam Lambert & Jo Kwon

Our favorite funny badass leader of 2AM recently debuted with a solo album. Yeah, another kpop idol luckily chosen to have a solo, a member spotlight indeed. 2Am is a kpop Idol Ballad group and Jo Kwon is the leader. Can’t you believe it? Jo Kwon’s going solo image for his album is far beyond from his innocent-gentle-image group. But not totally, Jo Kwon promoted 2 songs “I’m da One” with a sweet image contrasting to “Animal” diva and fierce. I just LOVE Jo Kwon’s concept for this song “Animal” which reminds me of Adam Lambert. It’s like Jo kwon is the Kpop version of the American idol singer Adam lambert.

I am incredibly amazed in his “Animal” performance, showcasing his talent. Jo Kwon absolutely has a sweet voice and dances very well but not only that. He can dance in high heels and without heels! One of the latest weird hit shoe fashion trend is wearing a high heels without heels. Funny that only Jo Kwon can pull it off very well. ^_^ Kpop’s Ssanti King!

ok, showing to you guys one of the reasons why I LOVE Jo Kwon;

animal

“Animal”

I'm da one

Jo kwon’s “I’m da One” album

 

Jeffrey Campbell shoes worn by Jo Kwon for his “Animal” performance

Let’s see the Ssanti King in Action!

“Animal” performance with the kill heels

“I’m da One” by Jo Kwon

 

More side of Jo Kwon. ^__^ ROFL

Jo Kwon paired with Ga In for “We Got Married”

Diva Dance

XOXO

 


2012 Kpop Rookies, who do you like so far?

Hello fellow Kpop Addicts!

2012. four short years after I discovered kpop music. Since then, my music lifestyle changed. As long as I like the tune, the beat, the rhythm, and anything else music has to offer I’d surely love it even if I don’t understand the song. Before, aside from English, the only international artist I listened to were T.A.T.U. and Belinda Peregrin. But right after I listened to Wonder Girls, everything has changed. I’ve been listening to Kpop eversince. My playlist are usually named English and Korean. I can’t believe four years has passed. It seems yesterday that I was listening to Wonder Girl’s Nobody and Super Junior’s Sorry Sorry. So for 2012, companies including the big three (YG, SM, JYP) are debuting girls and boy groups everywhere. (yeah, like a rain!) I really don’t dig rookies debuting and making a scene everywhere unless they are that popular. When I get to be familiar with their group, mentioned in articles or connected to big companies and other idols that’s when I try to listen to their music. See if I’ll like them. I wanna share  some groups that has just debuted this year that got my attention, worth watching for. And maybe the next Super Junior, TVXQ, SNSD, Wonder Girls and Big Bang.

NU’EST [New Establish Style and Tempo]

+First boy group of Pledis Entertainment (afterschool, Son Dambi).

“I like their songs which are FACE and ACTION; inspiring and encouraging. Ren is my fave member because of his pretty boy look. If F(X) has Amber, Nu’est has Ren. 😛

nu'est

NU’EST

Pretty boy Ren

Music Video: “Face” and “Action”

B.A.P. [Best Absolute Perfect]

+Boy group from TS Entertainment

“Fierce image caught my attention, especially their strong stage performance”

BAP

B.A.P.

Music Video: “Power”

EXO [Exoplanet]

+Debuted under SM Entertainment following Super Junior composed of 13 members. Largest member and grandest group to debut this year so far.

“Got my attention since they debuted from one of the biggest company in Korea. My fave member is D.O. who owns a powerful voice.”

EXO

EXO

D.O.

D.O.’s pouty lip. muah*

Music Video: “MAMA“, “History

Hello Venus

+Under Pledis Entertainment

“Aside from the fact they belong in the same company with Afterschool, I liked this group because of their girly, goddess image that reminds me of Kara”

Hello Venus

Hello Venus

Music Video: “Hello Venus”

SPICA [The Brightest Stars]

+Debuted under B2M Entertainment.

“Strong powerful voice. Not your ordinary pretty face girl group. I just love each of the members possess a beautiful strong voice and even often sings live.”

spica

SPICA

Music Video: “Russian Roulette” and “Painkiller”

XOXO

How about you guys?