K-Pop Crossover: The Beatles and The Rolling Stones Lead Our List Of Bands WIth High Profile Member Departures
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Last week, it was reported that EXO-M band member Kris Wu Yifan, known to fans as simply Kris, was terminating his contract with SM Entertainment.
Though the news shocked K-poppers from around the world, Kris is not the first star to leave a group at the height of their fame. Some bands, like the Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd, survive the defection of key members. Other bands obviously do not.
Here”s our list of the five most infamous band members that bailed....
Upcoming 3-member rookie girl group, Purfles, under Crescendo Music has released individual teaser images for members Gunhee, Wooyoung, and Eunyong.
The pictures are close ups and their faces are mostly in silhouette as the lighting casts their faces in shadow for a mysterious and sexy look, also bringing out their strong, pretty features. The name Purfle means “to adorn,” which signifies that they will become singers who adorn the music world. ...
Group name: UNIQ (유니크)Name meaning
: Unique + Unicorn Label: Yuehua Entertainment & YG Entertainment Debut date: Oct 20, 2014 Debut song: Falling In Love
Stage Name: Yi Bo (이보) Chinese name: Wang Yibo (王一博) Positions: Rap, Lead Dancer, Visual, and Maknae Nationality: Chinese Place of birth: Luoyang Date of birth: August 5, 1997 Horoscope: Leo Height: 179cm Weight: 59kg
Stage Name: Kim Sung Joo (김성주) Chinese name: 金圣柱 Positions: Vocals Nationality: South Korea Place of birth: Incheon Date of birth: Feb 16, 1994 Horoscope: Aquarius Blood Type: A Height: 180cm Weight: 68kg
Stage Name: Cho Seung Youn (조승연) Chinese name: 曹承衍 Positions: Rap, Vocals Nationality: South Korea Birthplace: Gyeonggi Date of birth: August 5, 1996 Horoscope: Leo Blood Type: O Height: 180cm Weight: 65kg
Facts: Fluent in Korean, Chinese, Tagalog, and even Portuguese, he is said to be a known prankster.
Stage Name: Wen Han (문한) Chinese name: Li Wen Han (李汶翰) Positions: Vocals Nationality: Chinese Place of birth: Hangzhou Date of birth: 1994.07.22 Horoscope: Cancer Blood Type: A Height: 180cm Weight: 64kg
Facts: Trading studying abroad in the United States to become a member of UNIQ, Li Wenhan has a background in classical guitar.
Korean Name: Zhou Yi Xuan (조이쉔) Chinese name: Zhou Yixuan (周艺轩) Position: Rap, Leader Nationality: Chinese Place of birth: Zhejiang Shengzhou Date of birth: Dec 11, 1990 Horoscope: Sagittarius Height: 183cm Weight: 65kg
Facts: He is the oldest member of the group. He was scouted by Yuehua Entertainment after his appearance at KOD, a large street dance competition in China.
Their debut song:
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B2ST made a guest appearance on the October 20 installment of KBS 2TV“s “Hello” where Yoseob relayed a sweet message to fellow member Hyunseung during the “video message” portion.
It was brought up that a previous time the boys were on the show (back on August 27, 2012), Yoseob had created a heartfelt moment by tearfully showing his gratitude towards Kikwang for all the help during his difficult training period....
Birth name: Park Hyo Shin (박효신)Birthday:
December 1, 1981 Horoscope: Sagittarius Birth place: Seoul, South Korea Genres: R&B, ballad Occupations: Singer, songwriter Debut year: 1999 Label Jellyfish Entertainment Education: Kyung-hee University (majored in post-modern music) Height: 178cm Weight: 65kg Blood type: O Twitter: http://twitter.com/realcaptainpark
- He has so many hit songs in his career such as: “Things I Cannot Do For You”, “Fool”, “A Good Person”, “Standing In That Place”, “Snow Flower”, “Wild Flower”,… - He sings so many OSTs for many dramas
His popular song:
Real name: Yoon Do HyunBirthday:
February 3, 1972 Birth place: Paju, Gyeonggi Province Horoscope: Aquarius Label: Dee company Occupation: Singer, musician, songwriter, MC, actor Music genre: hard rock/folk rock Height: 176cm Weight: 65kg Blood type: O Group: YB Debut year: 1994 Debut album: In Front of the Post Office in Autumn
- He is the founder and lead vocalist of the Yoon Do Hyun Band (YB) since 1996, with himself on vocals, drummer Kim Jin Won, guitarist Yoo Byung Yeol, and bass guitarist Park Tae Hee. - He married musical theatre actress Lee Mi Ok on June 15, 2002 and have one daughter - He is co-hosting SBS”s one night TV entertainment with SNSD”s Sooyoung
His latest track:
During a special interview to celebrate the ending of the hit KBS drama series “Discovery of Love,” Shinhwa”s Eric shared his thoughts on wanting to get married soon.
Eric (35) revealed that he was “jealous” when asked a question about younger idol members who are getting married or already married such as Wonder Girl“s Sun and Super Junior“s Sungmin....
Former Girls” Generation member Jessica wrote a message to fans on her Weibo on October 17.
Jessica made her first appearance as the head designer of “BLANC & ELCARE” at “Lane Crawford“s first anniversary event in Shanghai, China on the 16th, and she thanked fans for supporting her. She wrote on Weibo, “I was surprised to see all the fans that came out yesterday. Thank you so much. I won”t disappoint you. I”ll always be by your side. I”ll be back.”...
Stage Name: SUKI (숙희)Real Name:
Jin Jung Young (진정연) Birthdate: August 14, 1982 Birth place: Seoul, Korea Height: 165 cm Weight: 44 kg Label: JG entertainment Occupation: singer Music genre: ballad Debut year: 2009 Debut single: Missing you Twitter: http://twitter.com/singersuki
- In 2011, she joined a trio named “Women Power”
Her latest track:
Reports are stating that member Kim Eun Bi of YG Entertainment’s upcoming new girl group has withdrawn from the group.
According to an industry insider, the former “Superstar K2” contestant already left YG Entertainment six months ago due to health reasons. Daily Sports quoted a statement from a YG representative: “It is true. It’s regrettable that someone who has trained with us for so long ended up leaving without fulfilling her dreams. We think she decided that her health wouldn’t be able to withstand the group activities.” ...