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?
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: