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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?

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AF’s first Subgroup Orange Caramel Debuts on Music Bank with “Magic Girl”

After School’s first subgroup composed of Lizzy, Nana and Raina finally debuted on Music bank with their song “Magic Girl”. These 3 girls were the last to join the Afterschool.

Left to Right" Raina, Nana Lizzy

I’m happy that there’s a subgroup of Afterschool, it’s an oppurtunity for these girls to show more of their talent. I hope all groups would be like them, you know,  showcasing more of the individual member’s singing and dancing talents. Just like 2ne1, they got a chance to have solo songs like Dara’s “Kiss” and Bom’s “You and I” also Minzy and leader cl’s “Please Don’t Go”. ^_^ The concept is awesome, kawaii, japanese inspired costumes for Orange Caramel.

Orange Caramel's RAINA

Orange Caramel's NANA

Orange Caramel's LIZZY

KBS Music Bank June 18, 2010

credits: unknowncarrot120

Orange Caramel’s Magic Girl MV

credits: AznsamManTV

A member from CNBLue guested in this MV. It’s so pink, so cute, so kawaii!. Love it!

Afterschool has 8 members namely Kahi(Leader), Jung Ah, Joo Yeon, Bekha, Nana, UEE, Lizzy and Raina

Afterschool's promotional photos for "Bang!"

Left to Right: Kahi(leader), Lizzy, Nana, Raina, Kim Jung Ah, Bekha, UEE, So Young

AfterSchool


After School – BANG! MV (eng sub) + concept photos

Here’s After School’s latest song bang!. ok, i’m not into the song yet (my rate: 75/100).  I gotta listen to it a couple of times before I’m gonna like it. I just love their concept for this song; girl drummers. All of them are so cute and sexy!! I’m excited to see their comeback stage performance for their costume. (I wonder what the color maybe?). Costumes/concepts are always what I’m after in every new song an artist reveals. So check out the MV with eng subs and enjoy!

credits: AznSamManTV

Photos of Afterschool for their Bang! song