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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)

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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

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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?


So Nyu Shi Dae’s TaeTiSeo (Girl’s Generation first Sub Unit)

TaeTiSeo - Twinkle

TaeTiSeo – Twinkle

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

TaeTiSeo – Twinkle

TaeTiSeo [twinkle] Tiffany

TaeTiSeo [twinkle] Tiffany

TaeTiSeo [twinkle] SeoHyun

TaeTiSeo [twinkle] SeoHyun

TaeTiSeo “Twinkle English Subs MV

credits: MRsarangkpoptv

TaeTiSeo “Twinkle” Live Performance

 

TaeTiSeo

TaeTiSeo

TaeTiSeo at Super Junior Kiss The Radio

TaeTiSeo at Super Junior Kiss The Radio

 

TaeTiSeo "BabySteps"

TaeTiSeo “BabySteps”

 


SM’s Newest Idol Group EXO

EXO

EXO

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.

EXO-K

EXO-K

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)

Exo-K (Kai)

Exo-K (Kai)

Birth Name: Kim Jong In

Stage Name: Kai

Super Power (Badge): Teleportation

Nickname: Kkamjong

Date of Birth: January 14, 1994

Position: Main Dancer, Vocalist, Lead Rapper, Face of The Group

Height: 182 cm

Blood Type: A

Nationality: Korean

Specialties: Dance (ballet, jazz, hip hop, popping, rocking)

EXO-K's Se Hun

EXO-K's Se Hun

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

Nationality: Korean

Specialties: Dancing, acting

EXO-K's D.O.

EXO-K's D.O.

Birth Name: Do Kyung Soo

Stage Name: D.O.

Super Power (Badge): Earth

Date of Birth: January 12, 1993

Position: Main Vocalist

Nationality: Korean

Height: 173 cm

Specialties: Singing, beat box

EXO-K's Baekhyun

EXO-K's Baekhyun

Birth Name: Byun Baek Hyun

Stage Name: Baekhyun

Super Power (Badge): Light

Date of Birth: May 6, 1992

Position: Main Vocalist

Nationality: Korean

Height: 174 cm

Specialties: Hapkido, piano

EXO-K's Suho

EXO-K's Suho

Birth Name: Kim Joon Myun

Stage Name: Suho

Super Power (Badge): Water

Date of Birth: May 22, 1991

Height: 172 cm

Nationality: Korean

Blood Type: AB

Position: Leader (Guardian of EXO), Lead Vocalist

Specialties: Acting, golf

EXO-K's Chanyeol

EXO-K's Chanyeol

Birth Name: Park Chan Yeol

Stage Name: Chanyeol

Super Power (Badge): Flame

Date of Birth: November 27, 1992

Height: 185 cm

Nationality: Korean

Position: Main Rapper, Vocalist

Blood Type: A

Specialties: Playing musical instruments (guitar, drum, bass, djembe), rap, acting

Debut Music Video:

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Debut Live Performance:

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Nu’est “Face” on the Block!

NU'EST
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).

soloist Fat Cat and B.A.P.

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

BeakhoMinhyun

Aaron

RenLeader JR

Nu’est – Face MV Eng Sub

credits:xhanxhi5

Nu’est “Face” live performances


Who is Ailee? Ai-love-her!

Ailee
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

credits: xxtiyaxx

Ain't he cute?! @_@
One Night Only By Ailee

 

Ailee “Heaven” Live Performance

Ailee


Introducing New KP-pop Quartet Group, Pointen!

New KP-pop Quartet Group, Pointen!

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

credits: pinastvnow

Check out their other Music Videos!

“A Fairy Tale Song”

credits: enzovaldez

“Shake it”

credits: 23marcky

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.

Source: Deedee@popsicles.net

credits: KpopAmeeh

My Review:

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!