An estimated 63 idol groups made their debut in 2013. One of those groups is Boys Republic, a five-member boy group who made their debut through the song, “Party Rock.” With idol groups making their debut left and right, it can be hard to keep track of all the group names (and each of the group’s members!) and this is something that was proven yet again in the recent episode of KBS 2TV’s “Gag Concert.”
At the “Mental Cap” corner of KBS 2TV’s “Gag Concert” episode aired on August 10, the comedians on stage showed a photo of Boys Republic’s Su Woong but the boy group member was mistakenly identified as the other Boys Republic member, Min Su. ...
The next member of Boys Republic to release a solo spoiler clip for their comeback with “Dress Up” is handsome rapper, Sungjun, who is also rocking some fabulous high heels!
After walking gracefully over to a rack of clothes, he turns down and then turns into his playful, clownish self while rapping a preview of his part from the song. The whole track will be dropped on July 25!
Profile Of A K-Pop Fan: 17-year-old Bangtan Boys Portugal Facebook Page Creator Mariana Rita On Why BTS Is The Best
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NAME: Mariana Rita
HOME: Leiria, Portugal
INTRO TO K-POP: “I got into K-pop two years ago,” Rita said. “I used to watch a bunch of anime and my YouTube recommendation list was filled with Japanese music. But some Korean music started showing up and I decided to give it a try. The first song I heard was “Boom Boom” by Super Junior and I remember being super confused because of the language difference. It seemed like they kept repeating the same words. But the song was actually really catchy and as weird as the language sounded, I enjoyed it. So I searched for more [K-pop songs].”...
Having completed their latest comeback with “Video Game” four months ago on March 20th, Boys Republic has now returned to their fans through a reality show series on YouTube, called “Boys Republic TV News.”
The first episode was uploaded via 1thek’s official YouTube channel on Tuesday, July 8th, beginning the series with a behind-the-scenes story for their debut song profile shooting. The group’s debut song “Party Rock” was revealed during July 2013, and showcased the five members – Suwoong, Minsoo, Seongjun, Dabin, and Wonjun – with a colorful pop and slight hip-hop appeal. However, the profile shooting additionally included some charismatic and mature photos of a collection of members as well, showing more than one side that the group could offer in the future. ...
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....
On the October 21 edition of KBS 2TV“s “1 vs. 100“, Hyeri talked about the type of fans each member of Girl”s Day had.
Announcer Han Suk Joon said, “I”ve heard that the reactions from fans in the military have changed.” She replied, “That”s not it. They liked us even in the past [before I appeared on "Real Men"]. To tell the truth, the military likes all girl groups.” ...
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....
Seo Taiji appeared on the October 20 edition of JTBC“s “Newsroom” and talked about a possible Seo Taiji and Boys reunion, which would of course include YG chief, Yang Hyun Suk along with Lee Juno.
Son Suk Hee said, “These days, talk of reunion comes up a lot. There”s g.o.d, too. Quite a lot of singers are reuniting.”
Seo Taiji replied, “Starting a while ago, we talked amongst ourselves often about stuff like that. The biggest obstacle is that in the past, we put on really beautiful performances, which fans remember, but if we get back together now, I worry we might disappoint, so I am not confident. I lack more and more confidence as I get older. I don”t think I”d be able to dance as fiercely as I had in the past.” ...