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)
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
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
Stage Name: Zinni
Birth Name: Kim Jin Hee
Birthday: May 5, 1986
Position: Main Rapper
Blood Type: A
Height: 163 cm
Weight: 44 kg
Stage Name: Trinity
Birth Name: Yoon Soo Jin
Birthday: February 5, 1991
Blood Type: B
Height: 165 cm
Weight: 47 kg
Stage Name: Dahee
Birth Name: Kim Da Hee
Birthday: March 30, 1994
Blood Type: A
Height: 163 cm
Weight: 45 kg
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
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. 😛
B.A.P. [Best Absolute Perfect]
+Boy group from TS Entertainment
“Fierce image caught my attention, especially their strong stage performance”
Music Video: “Power”
+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.”
+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”
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.”
How about you guys?
After years of successfully promoting their music as a 9-member girl group, Girls Generation has finally followed the footsteps of their sunbaes, Super Junior. They now have a sub unit with 3 members comprising of Taeyon(leader), Tiffany and Seohyun(maknae). Three of the most members with powerful voices, but where is Jessica?. TaeTiSeo is named after the member’s first name syllable, TAEyon, TIffany, and SEOhyun. They all got powerful voices which is the asset of this group. Girls Generation is composed of Taeyon, Tiffany, Seohyun, Jessica, Sunny, Sooyoung, Hyoyeon, Yuri and Yoona. TaeTiSeo’s first single is “Twinkle”
S.M. Entertainment’s official press release regarding the group stated that the subunit’s intention was to “grab the attention of fans with all aspects of music, performance, and fashion styles. Also hinting at the possibility of future subunits containing other members, elaborating, “by changing the members of the unit according to the music and concept of each new subunit album.” – wikipedia
Personally I never thought that SM Entertainment would make a sub unit of Girls Generation. I mean, why do they have to when all of the members are obviously popular? They don’t need sub units. Other groups having sub units are Super Junior, After School, Rainbow, etc. I remember way back Tiffany’s comments on Suju’s having sub units compared to Girls Generation. She said Girls Generation are one and don’t need subgroups. lols. Click here if you wanna see it.TaeTiSeo “Twinkle English Subs MV
TaeTiSeo “Twinkle” Live Performance
Sm Entertainment, one of the biggest Music Company in Korea, home to idols Girl’s Generaation, Super Junior, Boa, SHINee, Shinhwa, TVXQ and F(x), has released their newest Boy Band named EXO from “Exoplanet”. Split into to two groups EXO-M and EXO-K. EXO is a 12-member boy group, and the group promoting in Korea is called EXO-K, while the team promoting in China is being called EXO-M. All 6 members of EXO-K are Korean, while 2 members of EXO-M are Korean and 4 are Chinese. Both teams debuted with the same track “MAMA“, written in Korean and Mandarin Chinese respectively. EXO said to have SHINee’s Looks while TVXQ’s performance and Super Junior’s large number of members.
Korean media has been flooded with news regarding EXO since before their debut. I bet they’ll probably make it big like their sunbaes. With all of the SM artist mia-ing for their personal activities, my eyes are on this group, EXO-K and EXO-M+, the only active SM Idols competing with other Idols in Kpop Music.
Here’s their individual Profile pictures for you to distinguish them from one another. I also suggest you check out their youtube page. From watching the first teaser to the last, you can definitely identify who is who. Enjoy the pics! (The group has just started and I’m liking Kai and D.O. now. Doesn’t matter if they’re years younger than me! lols)
Birth Name: Kim Jong In
Stage Name: Kai
Super Power (Badge): Teleportation
Date of Birth: January 14, 1994
Position: Main Dancer, Vocalist, Lead Rapper, Face of The Group
Height: 182 cm
Blood Type: A
Specialties: Dance (ballet, jazz, hip hop, popping, rocking)
Birth Name: Oh Se Hoon
Stage Name: Se Hun
Super Power (Badge): Wind
Date of Birth: April 12, 1994
Position: Lead Dancer, Rapper, Sub-Vocalist, Maknae
Height: 181 cm
Specialties: Dancing, acting
Birth Name: Do Kyung Soo
Stage Name: D.O.
Super Power (Badge): Earth
Date of Birth: January 12, 1993
Position: Main Vocalist
Height: 173 cm
Specialties: Singing, beat box
Birth Name: Byun Baek Hyun
Stage Name: Baekhyun
Super Power (Badge): Light
Date of Birth: May 6, 1992
Position: Main Vocalist
Height: 174 cm
Specialties: Hapkido, piano
Birth Name: Kim Joon Myun
Stage Name: Suho
Super Power (Badge): Water
Date of Birth: May 22, 1991
Height: 172 cm
Blood Type: AB
Position: Leader (Guardian of EXO), Lead Vocalist
Specialties: Acting, golf
Birth Name: Park Chan Yeol
Stage Name: Chanyeol
Super Power (Badge): Flame
Date of Birth: November 27, 1992
Height: 185 cm
Position: Main Rapper, Vocalist
Blood Type: A
Specialties: Playing musical instruments (guitar, drum, bass, djembe), rap, acting
Debut Music Video:
Debut Live Performance:
Fat Cat, B.A.P. and now, Nu est. My newest liked rookie boy group. Like I said, I don’t usually get excited for new boy/girl groups out there unless if they’re from YG Entertainment. When it comes to companies, I like YG Entertainment the most coz they treat their idols stars like a family and none of the idols has resigned from the groups unlike other companies (JYP, DSPmedia, & SME).
Why I love Nu’est? I love their song, it’s catchy and this time, it’s not about love. It signifies broken friendship. Kpop is sooo addicted on making all kinds of love songs; heartbreaks, goodbyes, have-a-secret-crush-on-you song, happy love songs, betrayal, etc. (the list goes on)
To elaborate more on what I mean, here’s an example on the current kpop songs:
*Ailee “Heaven” – Boyfriend she lost. (I think the guy died) She was able to move on with her life without him.
*F.T. Island “Severely” – Severe love to his girlfriend, even risking his life for her.
*2AM “I wonder If You Hurt Like Me” – the guy is heartbroken, hurting more than his ex-girlfriend
*Nine Muses “Ticket” – one way ticket to girl’s heart
*Miss A “Touch” – Touched by her love
*Dal Shabet “Hit U” – girl hates the guy and wants to hurt him like he hurt her
*BigBang “Blue” – blue love
Aside from idols having their comebacks, what thrills me most is the story of the song they’re going to sing. Which is why I love 2NE1, most of their songs implies girl power over guys! peace!
Nu’est got my attention when Kahi (afterschool) congratulated them on their debut. They are from 1993’s-1995’s, so young and so cute guys!
Check out Nu’est debut song “Face” and their debut live performances.
Nu’est – Face MV Eng Sub
Nu’est “Face” live performances
I’m an ALLKPOP reader since 2008, the year where I fell in love with Kpop Music. Since then, I read their interesting articles every spare time I had. Does anybody know Ailee? Well, I dunno much about her but she’s definitely rocking her name everywhere with her strong, powerful voice. If I’m not mistaken, she first became a contestant on some Korean Music Show before debuting. In allkpop, I anticipate each live show performances every week but I don’t usually watch perfs from singers I don’t like especially those who just debuted. I get only to watch them if they do really gets my attention like their names are usually posted by allkpop, soompi or even in facebook.
So I clicked on Ailee’s debut live performance and totally fell in love with her music! Her fierceful voice is far from that of IU’s. Well, they shouldn’t be compared coz IU’s concept image is far from Ailee. IU is more on a cutesy side than Ailee. Oh, and I remembered, (Fat Cat is also a soloist trying to sport that cute image.) I love Ailee’s song “Heaven” especially the Music video! I love the guy who played Ailee’s lover! Everytime I listen to her music, the guy’s image flash into my mind and the beautiful choreography Ailee had for this song.
For all Kpop lovers out there, Ailee is definitely a talent we all would surely love, pretty face and a powerful voice. ^__^
Know more about Ailee here.
Ailee’s Debut Music Video “Heaven” Eng sub
Ailee “Heaven” Live Performance
New KP-pop Quartet Group, Pointen!
This newsbit has probably been long overdue, regardless however, here it is! There is currently a new all-girl pop group catching a lot of attention. They are particularly interesting for sporting a unique member system – the quartet pop-group consists of members of both Filipino and Korean nationalities. With Filipino members: Sharien (main vocalist) and Vicc (rap and vocals) Korean members: Garyn (vocals) and Yuju (leader) these girls have deemed their music as KP-pop or Korean Philippine Pop.
Pointen, derived from “Ten Points”, basically implies perfection. The group was formed by Macrolite Corporation’s (a Korean trading company established in the Philippines) General Manager Channelle Kim. Having just recently performed in ASAP XV last October 24, they are certainly making a splash in the Philippine Pop Industry.
Pointen on ASAP XV
Check out their other Music Videos!
“A Fairy Tale Song”
Their 1st Mini Album, Dance Floor Prima Donna, is released under Sony Music. It has seven tracks including A Fary Tale Song and Shake It.
Well, that’s why I didn’t recognize these girls when they performed on ASAP XV. I was even surprise where they are from since I’m a KPOP lover and there’s nowhere I have heard or seen the name “pointen”. So this could be a good start for korean-philippines pop music industry. I just wish *crossfingers* that they will be a success this time. There are P-pop groups existing already which I think is a total failure compared to Kpop. (Pop Girls and XLR8). They CAN’T really sing and dance at the same time. I wish good luck to Pointen!
Earlier this year, the Wonder Girls established their own cosmetics brand, which also gave the group an opportunity to introduce the world to the latest addition to their group, Lim.
The group has recently released a 30-second CF promoting their cosmetic line WG, and it features the girls in a really bubbly and cute atmosphere. The girls are shown dancing around with larger versions of their products to a very cute CF jingle.
Nine Muses is a nine-member girl group from ZE:A’s agency, Star Empire Entertainment. Other than Park Min Ha from ZE:A’s MV, another girl from the group is Lee Hyun Joo, who won 2007’s Super Model. (FYI: ZE:A are rookie boy group who have 9 members, same with Nine Muses)
Here is the rumored list of the rest of the members’ profiles, excluding Park Min Ha. (Name, Year of Birth, Height)
Sun Sung Ah (1989, 173cm)
Lee Hyun Joo (1987, 174cm)
Kim Yuri (1984, 167cm)
Jung Seo Young (1987, 175cm)
Victoria (1988, 173cm)
Han Soo Rin (1984, 174cm)
Kang So Yeon (1988, 173cm)
Ryu Sae Ra (1987, 170cm)
credits: IKAAA.is.da.neym @asianfanatics
Nine Muses release their debut song “No Playboy”. Here’s the MV
They debuted yesterday in Music Bank.
See? They’re hot and sexy. But they can’t really sing a high pitch song. Probably there’s one though. I just like these girls coz they so adorable and flirtatious. They have that model image and i’m glad that they’re old. (unlike GP Basic, very young yet acting like adults). I was mesmerized by their body figures, no short members, and their average height is 5’6 that’s around 170 cm. Other reason why i like them is that they didn’t lip synch like most of the girl group does especially when they debut. I just wish that they won’t be hated that much by other fans because they’re 9.
Also, everyone’s pretty!. Good luck to you girls!!
Like what the title says, it’s definitely a NO to GP Basic’s adult-like-dance-inspired-by-Justin-Beiber.
This is a protest!
What the hell is wrong with the company releasing babies singing Britney’s “I’m a Slave for you…”??
(technically, that’ not what the girls of GP Basic sang,..but it’s more like it) They debuted with their album and song “GAME”. this makes me wanto to laugh. They still have lot of things yet to learn, to experience and to enjoy not working their asses off trying to get an impression from the music industry of Korea, especially to fans. (They should probably play GAMES instead) At their young age, their body’s already abused, you know what i mean? sleepless nights practicing to sing wearing KILLER HEELS??. They’re not even 18! and the average age of their member is 15! HSh*t.
Ok, so here’s their debut music video with the song “game”.
so what can you say?
The song, it’s auto tune but still catchy… i prefer “marry had a little lambs”
Their choreography? WOAH! They’re dancing like adults!, they even have that chest popping moves! and Janey (around 11-13 yrs. old) doesn’t even have them yet. No mountains and forests. XD
oh yeah, well, here’s the good part. though they’re still young, i kinda like them still because maybe they didn’t undergo any surgery or something, but yeah maybe they did (or so i thought). Because of this group, my interests to SNSD just increased. I’m just glad they didn’t do this thing when they debuted, they had that school girl image while GP Basic’s having that adult-image.. pity.
FYI: it’s not only me whose against this group’s debut image. Here are some more comments I found over at youtube.
Okay, like the song, but I’m going to rant now.
GP Basic girls, please don’t chest pop. I had enough with 4minute Hyuna and 2NE1 Minzy, and they’re not even legal yet.
They’re cool, but don’t you think Janey seem out of place with colorful clothes?
And what’s with the auto tune?? Although I like that kind of sound, but this is too much, oy! They shouldn’t use it for the whole song!
I’m done ranting. You can thumb down this comment if you don’t like it.
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arent they too young? at least Hyunah looked mature. well maybe they need more experience then we’ll see them in a different angle
i like their voice (they could still improve) and the choreography…but the popping and the thrusting…i just don’t think so….is that even legal…. and did i just hear her say “who wanna get f***ed up?” at the very beginning?
they should concentrate more on their studies…
and they are too young that they even don’t have the charisma of girls….
overall,they are too young…
Well, i’m not really that all anti to this group, it’s just that they should try at LEAST to promote a song that fits their age. Be like Orange caramel, all that girly and cutey image.. That way, they’ll probably get more supporters than haters. Boa is also young like them when she debuted but she sported the image right for her age^_^
another article for this group… click to read
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.
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.
KBS Music Bank June 18, 2010
Orange Caramel’s Magic Girl MV
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
The Wonder Girls are back!
Yey! They’re officialy back with a new song entitled “2 different tears” and with new member Hye Lim. I miss Sun Mi and it’s so sad to see WG’s new mv without her. Anyways, life must go on!. Hye Lim, somehow reminds me of Sun mi, her voice is like the combination of sohee’s and sun mi’s. I like her though she got a lot of haters when she joined wg, she’s good in speaking english and chinese (her english is even more fluent that Yenny). During their english interviews, it’s always Yenny who speaks a lot, but the one who’s good in it is Hye Lim. They should put more spotlight on Lim, sinc she’s new.^_^.
I like their new song “2 different tears”, sounds almost the same with their “bad boy“ song. But I don’t like their MV, I don’t like the Alien spy concept thingy… I like their costume for their new song, it’s more colorful than in their nobody concept. My fave is Yenny’s costume, blue glitters that matches to her nails^_^. I hope they’re going to release more songs soon! I prefer 3 different songs in korean than 3 songs in different languages.
Can’t wait for their comeback!. Looking forward to their costumes especially the WIGS!!
Enjoy the video^_^
Album launch party
Hello hottest and to all 2pm fans out there! I fell in love more to 2pm! Becuase of the latest single they release. They’re grown up now and really matured, you can really see the difference from their “10 out of 10” debut.^_^. Things have changed a lot since September 4, 2009 and everyone seems to move on especially their former leader “jay”. (so now jay’s gone, who’s the next leader?). Until now, 2pm hasn’t said or talked about anything about who their new leader is.
This is just a poll. Nothing else.. peace!^_^
Here’s their latest music video: Without U (It should be “I’m gonna be Okay”)
I love the setting for this mv. black rains, piano and the Hotties^_^. Among the 6, i notice Wooyoung has improved a lot, well in terms of muscles!..hehe^^.. My Fave line: “Everything Happens for a Reason”. <– my motto in life.. and that’s true everything really happens for a reason that’s why there’s the thing called “coincidence”. Fans may have been been hurt for what happened to 2pm but maybe it’s for the BEST. I really wish in the future, hopefully that they’ll release a story version of their mv’s.. coz you’ll love the song more if there’s a story behind it rather than pure dancing.
In my opinion, this song relates to a fan awaiting for 2pm to be 7 again but sadly it didn’t happened. It’s like a cheer song for a sad fan that has to move on.^_^
2pm – “Don’t Stop Can’t Stop”
woah, i just love the fighting spirit of 2pm! the struggles they’ve been through only made them stronger^_^.
I love this song so much. It’s a song for their haters and everyone who wants to put them down. The people who were once fans and now are anti’s.^_^
2pm “STRONGER THAT EVER!”
So we don’t Stop
We Can’t Stop
Until we Reach the TOP!
Here’s another sad love story brought to us by 2am^__^
I love the MV!, Although it’s kinda common to see a girl dying/sick with a lover hoping for her to be fine. But in these MV all 4 members of 2am are like ‘quarelling’ over this girl named “Sohyun”.
This is how i understand the MV but this is not the exact Storyline. (People have different understandings and here’s mine.)
Sohyun went to the same class with changmin, seulong, jo kwon and Jinwoon. ALl of them are like childhood friends. Each of the boys fell in love with the girls not knowing that she’s sick that’s why she’s too friendly to all of them. In the first MV, you can see them fighting over the girl.:/. When they knew about the girl’s sickness, all of them changed, the boys relationship with one another gets stronger and closer.. Jinwoon is a basketball player, Jo Kwon is a DJ and Changmin is in the ice hockey team. (i don’t know what’s seulong’s career). actually, i don’t understand the meaning of the scenes towards the end of the 2nd mv, it’s like they went out of the team and went back again….and that’s all!. Watch the MV, you’ll surely understand more.^__^