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....
M.I.B”s Kangnam, who previously made a few appearances on MBC“s “I Live Alone”, has now joined the show as a fixed member!
MBC confirmed on the 30th, “M.I.B”s Kangnam, who received attention for his charming positivity on the “I Live Alone – The Rainbow Live” segment, has officially joined the Rainbow crew.”
According to MBC, Kangnam has already finished filming his first episode as a fixed member during which he talked about his happiness from his busier schedule nowadays and the increase in money in his bank account after his rise in popularity. He also went to buy sleepwear for his parents at Yongmun Market with his first pay check after becoming a rising star thanks to his first guest appearance on the show! ...
LEDApple is going through member changes once again, according to the boys” official Japanese website, which posted a statement regarding this development. According to the statement, their live tour, “Thank You LEDA” in December of this year, will be their last as they”re currently constructed as members Hanbyul, Kyumin, and Kwangyeon will halt their promotions with the band. As a result, Youngjun and Hyoseok will continue on with three new members next year. ...
Last week, our first edition of Woman Crush Wednesday featured Geum Jan Di from “Boys Over Flowers.” Known for being a walking contradiction, tough as nails but fragile like glass, Geum Jan Di brightened the screen for most who watched her in action. This week, our featured woman is just as strong, adorable, charismatic, and oh-so-crush worthy.
If you guessed Go Eun Chan from “Coffee Prince,” you’d be correct! Since 2007, Go Eun Chan has been winning hearts, male and female alike, with her love for family, friends, and… money? She’s so busy with working all her odd jobs and supporting her family that she doesn’t have the time to be self-conscious of her image or to think about ridiculous things such as love. But sometimes, it’s when you least expect it that love will suddenly begin to knock on your front door. ...
Entertainment triple-threat Rain is no stranger to the entertainment industry, having amassed countless fans with his charismatic dancing, singing and acting throughout the years. From his debut at a tender age of 16 back in 1998 as a part of a now defunct boy group “Fanclub,” to his breakout role in “Full House,” the widely popular “King of K-pop” is now approaching his 17th year as a performer.
In 2014 alone, the 32-year-old superstar has managed several impressive feats. After starting the year off by releasing his first comeback album since military service and topping charts with “30 Sexy” and “La Song,” Rain headed back to the States for his first Hollywood project since 2009’s “Ninja Assassin,” working alongside Hollywood’s top-billing actors Bruce Willis and John Cusack in action-thriller “The Prince.” Currently, he stars alongside f(x)’s Krystal and Infinite’s L in much-anticipated Korean drama, “My Lovely Girl,” his first return to the small screen since 2010’s “The Fugitive: Plan B.” Later on this year, he will be joining Chinese actress Liu Yifei in his debut Chinese film project “Difficult Love.” ...
Yoon Hoo and Ji Ah got cuddly for a “Frozen“-inspired pictorial with lifestyle magazine “LEMONTREE“.
In the pictorial, the two wear fashionable down jackets from “FILA KIDS“. Yoon Hoo brought out his adorable and optimistic charms, while Ji Ah becomes a true winter princess with her chic expressions. The two also flaunted their close relationship, hugging each other cheek-to-cheek in their couple shots.
It was also reported that Yoon Hoo and Ji Ah brought smiles and laughter to the studio as they showed their innocent affection for each other throughout the photo shoot....
Group name: Purfles (퍼펄즈)Label:
Crescendo Music Debut date: October 26, 2014 Debut song: 1 2 3
Stage name: Gun Hee (건희) Real Name: Park Gun Hee Birthday: May 18, 1990 Height: 167cm Weight: 45kg
Stage name: Eun Yong (은용) Real Name: Eun Yong (Shin Eun Yong) Birthday: July 20, 1991 Height: 165cm Weight: 43kg
Stage name: Woo Young (우영) Real Name: Woo Young (Yang Woo Young) Position: Maknae Birthday: June 8, 1993 Height: 165cm Weight: 45kg
Their debut track: ...
It was reported that, the f(x) member Sulli is preparing for her huge comeback with a female lead role in the upcoming “Fashion King”. Besides, the manager of Sulli also revealed that the idol will turn down any individual interviews with the press.
On October 27, the PR representative of “Fashion King” officially announced that, “Sulli will be attending both the press premiere and the VIP screening being held on the same day on October 31. She is also taking part in the stage greetings during the first week of release, as well as other official promotional activities. However, she will not be doing any press interviews associated with ‘Fashion King.’ She plans on only carrying out official schedules with the other actors.”...
After undergoing a set of scandals, SM Entertainment finally came back to their path and welcomed a new female member.
On October 27, SM Entertainment posted an art photograph of a captivating man, with a caption that reads, “New male solo artist from SM Town.”
The male artist blacked out his face by bowing his head down and letting hair hang down. SM Entertainment hasn’t revealed identity of this man....
Group name: Almeng (알맹)Label:
YNB entertainment Debut date: October 20, 2014 Debut song: Phone in love
- They were in TOP4 of Kpop Star 3, eliminated on March 23, 2014
Name: Choi Rin (최린) Birthday: October 11, 1990 Birth place: Seoul, Korea Horoscope: Libra
Name: Lee Haeyong (이해용) Birthday: October 31, 1990 Birth place: Seoul, Korea Horoscope: Scorpio
Their debut song: ...