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....
Comedian Kim Ji Min talked about her period of anonymity during the October 30 edition of KBS 2TV“s “Happy Together 3,” revealing that she had felt slighted by a popular girl group member during that time.
She said, “I debuted and briefly went through fame from being on KBS 2TV”s “Gag Concert” in 2006, then I went through a period of anonymity from 2007 to 2011. It was very hard during that time and as I had no money, I even took part in broadcasts during that time without even knowing my appendix had burst,” revealing she had just thought it was a stomachache and took part in broadcasts anyway. ...
Group name: As One (애즈원)Label:
Brand new music Music Genres: Pop, R&B, Urban Debut date: Oct 31, 1999 Debut album: Day by Day
- Their first hit was the song “For you not to know” released in 1999 by Rock Records – They host a radio show called K-Popular on TBS eFM radio
Stage name: Crystal Chae Korean name: Chae Da Hee (채다희) Date of Birth: April 29, 1980 Place of birth: Los Angeles, California Blood type: O School: Chatsworth High School
Stage name: Min Lee Real name: Lee Min Young (이민영) Date of Birth: December 15, 1978 Place of birth: Seoul, South Korea
Blood type: O School: Fairfax High School, Los Angeles, California...
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. ...
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: ...