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!