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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.


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?


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