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Coffee Break: Girls’ Generation (underrated version)

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Dubbed as SoShi by their fans, Girls Generation debuted in 2007  with Into The New World under the biggest entertainment company in Korea, SM Entertainment. Consisting of nine young, innocent, and beautiful girls, Girls Generation is undoubtedly the next it girl group since S.E.S and Fin.K.L. From idols idol to fashion icons, these girls captured the publics hearts with refreshing sound and innocent lyrics of being united and constant promises of being together forever, becoming the new fairies of K-pop. And even in the year 2012, 5 years after their debut, Girls Generation continues to bring exciting performances and flawless beauty to the stage.

Girls Generation released their first single in 2007 consisting of 11 tracks titled, Girls Generation 1st Album, receiving various prestigious awards such as 22nd Golden Disk Rookie award. Out of those tracks, 7989 first introduced and highlighted Girls Generations leader and main vocalist, Taeyeon featuring Kangta, who held the main vocalist position of popular old school idol group H.O.T.  Although the duet paints an unfortunate love song between a man and a woman struggling to keep their relationship intact, the song also kept the same innocent and cute image of Girls Generation that is prevalent throughout the album. With Taeyeons mature and surprisingly developed vocals for a rookie, for me, 7989 proved that girl groups arent always about looks.

Baby Baby is also a song that caught my attention as it had the generic sounds of a girl group. The simple and catchy instrumentals became their forte as Girls Generation becomes the definition of pure innocence.

Girls Generation- Baby Baby by yuraalee

Although the girls had an outstanding debut and were rather comfortable , it wasnt until 2009 when they made their comeback with Gee that they gained an immense amount of popularity. No one dared to deny nine beautiful girls dancing in sync to the ridiculously addictive hook. And with that very single, the girls soared to the top of the food chain the industry. But because Gee was the song that was promoted the most, other tracks which are just as energetic and fun to listen to was unfortunately silenced.

For one, Way To Go has the full package of endorphin as Gee, but with even more adorable behind-the-scenes clips from Gee, playful choreography, and pop rock instrumentals. The song will brighten up your mood with upbeat pop-rock instrumentals along with video full of cute antics by nine undeniably refreshing girls.

In that same year, Girls Generation released their 2nd mini album, Genie, with a hit title track, Genie with tunes that even a Dutch singer envied. Genie kept the public busy with their easy-to-follow synchronized choreography that accentuated their sexy leg lines. While other members were busy waving around their legs for Genie, Jessica, the girl with one of the most distinct voice in Girls Generation, was highlighted with the song 1 Year Later featuring SHINees Onew. 1 Year Later can be described as the sequel to Taeyeons solo, literally one year later. With much more sophisticated lyrics and solemn piano instrumentals, the two charming vocalists Jessica and Onew created a beautiful harmony of two lovers yearning for one another.

Then came Caramel Coffee, from their 2nd album, Oh!, which highlighted the third charming voice of Girls Generation, Tiffany. What I like about this song is that the jazzy instrumentals to this song creates an automatic aura of a local coffee shop or bakery. And quite surprisingly, Jessica and Tiffany do a great job of keeping that aura alive. Their sweet and savory vocals were highlighted by the simple layers of the track.

In their 3rd album, Vitamin with instrumentals that are similar to carols, the girls shined once again doing what they do best, singing uplifting songs accentuating their adorable innocence. Without much to comment on the song, I think that this song defines Girls Generation the best as it even states in the title.

In the year 2012, Girls Generation is still on the top with their ever-so-powerful fanbase consisting of men and women of all ages. And with frequent appearances in dramas, variety shows, fashion events, and even dominating in the commercial, its hard to miss these doll-like girls. Once these bubbly girls get a hold of your heart, you wont be able to resist their charms.

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JYJ's Jaejoong needs to 'Love You More' in new MV!

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JYJ's Jaejoong needs to 'Love You More' in new MV!

This is Jaejoong's 2nd album after his first, 'WWW', in October of 2013. The JYJ member spent part a year to finish this new album, composing 2 songs and writing the lyrics for nine tracks.

AOA Cream Debuts With “I’m Jelly Baby” MV

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AOA Cream Debuts With “I’m Jelly Baby” MV

AOA Cream Debuts With “I’m Jelly Baby” MVilmare42 February 11, 2016 0 AOA’s new subunit AOA Cream has made their debut!

The subunit AOA Cream functions3contributors of AOA: singers Hyejeong and Yuna and rapper Chanmi. After you haveloversfascinated withfreeingquite a fewcandy and seductive teasers, AOA Cream in any case dropped the tune video for their debut name track “I’m Jelly Baby” on February 12 at KST.

“I’m Jelly Baby” was once written by capability of the manufacturer team Black Eyed Pilseung, which also penned hit tracks such as SISTAR’s “Touch My Body” and TWICE’s “Like OOH-AHH.”

AOA Cream tell you 'I'm Jelly BABY' in debut MV!

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AOA Cream tell you 'I'm Jelly BABY' in debut MV!

TheAOAsub-unit, made up ofvocalsYunaandHyejeongand rapperChanmi, have gotin combination for a lovely, dessert idea thatenthusiasts are certainto discover delicious. In the MV, it seems like the trio have a realexplanation why to get a little jelly as one of them catches her boo putting out with some otherwoman when he was once supposedly tired.

Face Forward: K-pop Visuals in the following Generation

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Face Forward: K-pop Visuals in the following Generation

While it more or less feels that the visual has in any casediscovered its position and cause in the group, there’s constantly an unshakable and specific amount of negative backlash that may come with the position. For starters, being the visual member would repeatedly mean that your luck equally an idol hinges at the fact that you're physically horny and as a result of this, advertisementmovie deals and drama opportunities are possibly given to the visual members irrespective ofwhether they are in truth talented in acting. APink’s resident visual Naeun, who seemed in the drama Twenty Again, was once criticized by fanatics for her loss of acting qualifications which can have been have shyed away from had the firmdetermined to send out Eunji who has been appearing quite neatly in the dramas she has starred in.

While it’s excellentto look visuals being granted the opportunity to act in dramas or movies and to endorse in advertisements, there’s still that perception that the locationcan also bekind of restrictive as it's going toimpede an idol’s try tosmash out of the shallow perceptions which the industry has built out of their ‘solely visuals’ image. As visuals, more or less the representation they have got in the K-pop industry, in the media, and in the fandom community is extremely one-dimensional, that their obligationin theneighborhood is to be that of not more than to be the face of the group. Except that, equating visuals as the actor/actresses of the organizationmight be ready to eveningsave you the industry from finding the authentic actors of the group simply because they’re no longerbeautifulample for the part.

More importantly, growing the only visuals member perpetuates the extraordinarily tragic culture of idol objectification which reduces those idols into not anything more than just living mannequins that most people force out ogle at and judge. Hence in the long-run, in spite of how iconic or eye-catching their appearances may be, there’s always the forthcomingthreat of a fleeting idol credibility, that they’ll just exist replaced by any individual more striking and more physically impressive in the future.

Korean Media Outlet Lists BTS, GFRIEND as Sudden Good fortune Stories

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Korean Media Outlet Lists BTS, GFRIEND as Sudden  Good fortune Stories

Korean Media Outlet Lists BTS, GFRIEND as SuddenGood fortuneReviews notclaira February 11, 2016 0 In an entertainment industry ruledthroughlargefirms who frequently churn out hitmakers like H.O.T, Sechs Kies, BIGBANG, Girls’ Generation, and EXO, a Korean media outlet names two popular teams every bit examples that greenback this trend.

BTS, who debuted in 2013, is from Big Hit Entertainment. Bang Si Hyuk is their representative producer, yet the seven-member boy team remains the sole idol community in the agency. However, BTS has controlled to gain step by step in popularity, especially in the remaining year, sweeping song charts and winning No. 1 on music programs.

Their “The Most pretty Moment in Life” series has dominated the World Billboard Charts, with Phase iipreserving the No. 1 spot for a record-breaking 4 weeks.

Kris Wu And Luhan Are Changing into Hollywood's New Faces Of Hallyu

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Kris Wu And Luhan Are Changing into Hollywood's New Faces Of Hallyu

Wu has several high-profile projects coated up over the following two years, adding his fresh casting in the Vin Diesel action extravaganza, "XxX: The Go back of Xander Cage." He also is slated to sign in for Cara Delevingne in "Valerian and the Town of 1000 Planets," a French English-language science fiction film.

His profile continues to extend beyond his paintings every bit an actor through his recent runway debut at the 2016 F/W Burberry runway display and his addition to Team Drake at the NBA All-Stars game.

Their musical interestsmay likewise exist thwarted by a February 11 announcement that their former company, SM Entertainment, has shaped a courting with Alibaba Music, a leading distributor in mainland China.

9 Not-to-Be-Missed Internet Dramas

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9 Not-to-Be-Missed Internet Dramas

9 Not-to-Be-Missed Internet Dramaskingkongna February 11, 2016 0 Watched a web drama recently? They are an increasingly popular format, with stars like Big Bang’s

Youngji unearths plans with long term boyfriend and her love of pets

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Youngji unearths plans with long term boyfriend and her love of pets

The idol megastar shared that she's been serious about what she needs to do when she has a boyfriend, saying, "I wish toshuttlethe sector alongside my boyfriend. That is why I need topaintingstough now, so I could bein a position to make it later. To be honest, I generally tend to have large dreams."

During the broadcast, a listener also known as in about how much his female friend loves her puppy dog. Youngji commented, "I love dogs and animals. I understand how it feels to like them a lot, so I can relate."

Lee Jong-suk Donates W200 Million to UNICEF

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Actor Lee Jong-suk has donated W200 million to UNICEF (US$1=W1,198). The UNICEF Korean committee on Monday stated Lee made the donation to assist underprivileged kids at house and in a foreign country "who is also spending a difficult winter". Part of the donation may be spent on development shelters for the youngsters of foreign Koreans, migrant workers, and migrant women. The alternative W100 million will cross to assistingreinforcedeficienttrainingprerequisites in mountainous regions of China.

Lee Hyun Woo Finds How He Met His Look-Alike Park Bo Gum

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Lee Hyun Woo Finds How He Met His Look-Alike Park Bo Gum

Lee Hyun Woo Finds How He Met His Look-Alike Park Bo Gumnotclaira February 11, 2016 0 Actor Lee Hyun Woo currently starred as the canopytype of Hallyu mag KWAVE’s February issue!

Dressed in a black suit or black leather and partnered with a fierce-looking black dog, Lee Hyun Woo exuded a more mature vibe than his outdated “flower boy” roles would suggest.

In the accompanying interview, he mentioned his newest drama, “Moorim School.” “It’s been decades since I filmed a drama,” he shared. “I’ve filmed a huge number of movies. Perhaps information technologyused to be because I hadn’t done a drama in a while, yetthe ambience on set became exciting. I’ve been with the ‘Moorim School’ team for roughly3 months now but each and every moment has been fun.”