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It"s time to meet the members of Girl"s Day"s little brother group M.A.P 6!
Last month, Dream Tea Entertainment revealedtheir plans for a new five-member boy group. M.A.P 6 spent their September traveling with Girl"s Day on their concert series in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan, in order to gain more experience performing on stage before their official debut. Now, with November fast approaching fans have the opportunity to meet and learn about the members.
On October 14, Dream Tea uploaded an introduction video featuring the five boys of M.A.P 6. The group took a moment to explain the pronunciation of their name (which is "em-ae-pee 6" and not "map 6") before greeting the fans personally.
Leader Minhyuk was first. He informed fans that not only will he be a charismatic leader but also serves as the group"s rapper.
(Photo : YouTube) J.Jun, the subvocalist in charge of the group"s cool factor, was next. He explained his name to the fans as well, saying that he found the letter "J" to have a lot of strength behind it like in the name "Jake." Then added to his own name, "Jun" he became "J.Jun."
(Photo : YouTube) M.A.P 6"s main vocal Sign also explained the meaning behind his stage name. "Because I"d like to leave behind a nice trace (of myself) in everyone"s memory I chose the name Sign," he explained to the camera before asking cutely, "Will you remember my name?"
(Photo : YouTube) Dancer Sun teased the fans asking if they want to see some of his moves. For his name, is shared that he wants to give everyone a positive light and thus become "Bright sunlight Sun."
(Photo : YouTube) Youngest member J.Vin was the last to introduce himself. By taking the initials of his name he created the title "J.Vin." He tried to end his segment asking fans to look favorably on him, but the other members cut in and requested he act cutely for the camera since he is the youngest. J.Vin, adorably and embarrassingly, complied.
(Photo : YouTube) At the end, M.A.P 6 revealed the start of their M.A.P 6 Dream TVYouTube feature. Fans will have the opportunity to know the boys even better through the program starting on October 21. Until then, meet the members in the cute introduction video below:
Wonder women Does Hilarious Covers of “Tell Me” as a Death steel Band, Choir, and More on “SNL Korea”
Wonder Girls host tvN‘s “SNL Korea” this week, and in one cartoon they get the risk to position very authentic spins on their vintage song “Tell Me”!
The sketch displays the girls following the orders of Park Jin Young (played by skill of comic Jung Sung Ho) as he has them take a glance at out other ideas so as to discover the one who will take them to the head of the charts.
Wonder Girls starts out with an excessive transformation as they carry out a death metal edition of “Tell Me,” yet the crowd is solely scared of them. Park Jin Young’s plan for their next idea is a lot more “pure,” and so this time they operate as a choir in a church. This doesn’t determine because even if the congregation is thrilled, many in their lovers are leaving them on account of the spiritual concept.
So Park Jin Young switches up their symbol back and gets them to accomplish as basic folk musicians. But now the handiest real fans they've left are the elderly! So the contributors come to a decision to rise up to Park Jin Young by appearing as protesters.
Be certain to try their 4 hilarious versions of “Tell Me” and the hysterical finishing scene in the video below!
You can see more of Wonder Girls on “SNL Korea” in October 10′s episode!
--> Suzy has graced the canopy of a manner magazine.
Elle Korea currently released the quilt of its October issue, featuring singer and actress Suzy, the youngest famous person to grace the magazine′s cover. Suzy is observed in front of a standard Roman home, looking at into the camera with the alluring glance of a woman.
The canopy shoot came about at a real place of abode of a prominent circle of relatives in Rome. Suzy offers upward push to a Roman goddess dressed in a mild crimson dress. in line with a personnel member, Suzy would move from joking around to spell binding every person on set once the shoot began.
The spread, featuring the Nation′s First Love Suzy′s transformation into a Roman goddess, and accompanying interview may also be discovered in the October factor of Elle, hitting newsstands and Elle′s reputable web site on September 20.
Hong Kong girl group As One currently consisting of members Shin, Nata, Chloe, and Kayan will be making their Korean debut this July. The group previously debuted in Hong Kong with songs Catch Me Up and New Girl.
The groups leader Shin is part Korean. Meanwhile, Nata was a member of Hong Kongs national rhythmic gymnastics team.
As One will be making their Korean debut with a dance-pop song titled Candy Ball. Their cheerful voices harmonize beautifully into a cute and charming sound. Also, the lyrics discuss the magical feeling of falling in love.
Famous individuals including composing team Lee Ki Yong Bae, lyricist Maybee, stylist Seo Soo Kyung, WAWA Dance Team, and music video director Hong Won Ki from ZANYBROS are contributing toward the groups debut.
As Ones agency stated, The Korean music industry is one of the finest in the world. Its an honor to have the opportunity to work with talented staff members in Korea. Please cheer us on as we make efforts to provide bubbly music in Korea.
Watch their Candy Ball music video below!
What do you think of their debut Korean song?
SISTAR has reportedly opened up about how they were Grouped with 2NE1 and SNSD as the leading girl band
In the 2015 Girl Group Ranking released earlier this year, 2NE1, Girls Generation, and SISTAR were grouped together as the Insurmountable Wall girl groups, the coveted highest tier of the rankings.
During SISTARs showcase on June 22 for their brand new mini album Shake It, Dasom responded to a question about being ranked in the highest tier with their seniors. Its such an honor, she said, But we have no intentions of stepping on our seniors to surpass them.
As [former South Korean soccer team] coach Hiddink said, We are still hungry, and SISTAR is still hungry. Please think of us as Siddink, she continued playfully. Because there are still a lot of things we want to do an accomplish, rather than trying to claim the highest spot, I think our priority is our own individual and team growth.
Meanwhile, SISTAR recently dropped the music video for their latest summer anthem Shake It.
Support the artist by buying Shake It from YesAsia Related
VIXX’s Ken has been reportedly working with a member of a popular girl band for the launch of the next duet
VIXX member Ken’s mystery duet partner has finally been revealed!
On June 20, VIXX’s official Twitter account shared a photo of Ken holding hands with a girl group member, who has been unveiled as his singing partner.
After leaving small hints as to who Kens partner would be, it has finally be made known that he will be joining hands with trending star Hani of EXID for an upcoming collaboration track, which is set to be released this coming June 24.
2015. 06. 24. #빅스 #켄. With her. pic.twitter.com/yu3UTbn6Yh
— RealVIXX (@RealVIXX) June 19, 2015
The title of Ken and Hani’s duet song is “Gap” (tentative English title). In the teaser photo revealed on this day, the two idol stars can be seen holding hands as Hani leans her head gently on Ken’s shoulder.
Are you excited to hear their duet track?
Girl group T-aras management company, MBK Entertainment, finally revealed the members of their new girl group!
On June 4, MBK Entertainment revealed that the new girl group members will be Lee Jenny, Baek Ye Bin, and Eunice, respectively shown above.
It was relayed that Lee Jenny is not only beautiful and has a lovely voice, but is also a fantastic actress. The second member, Baek Ye Bin, is a talented singer with a charming voice. Eunice, the final member, is a well-rounded singer and dancer, and speaks fluent Japanese.
MBK Entertainment was initially going to choose the members of the girl group through a survival program on TV, but eventually decided on the members through a non-broadcasted survival process just within the company. This girl group is working towards an early August debut.
The boys of SHINee faced a malicious manager who tries to ruin the boy idol group on this week"s episode of "SNL Korea."
In this skit, the members are forced to wear old-fashioned clothing, ridiculous hairstyles, and even appear on commercials that go against their image.
In addition to having to deal with a wicked manager, Minho, Onew, and Jonghyun team up with comedian Yoo Se Yoon for a hilarious skit where they play four middle school boys with a very immature mindset.
Last, but definitely not least, Taemin and Key parody the Korean movie "A Muse (Eunkyo)" with Shin Dong Yup. The two flower-boys cross-dress in order to get hired as a maid. How pretty is Key?
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How do you feel when your favorite boy band or girl group adds a new member? The answer is not always straightforward. Sometimes new additions are an instant hit, and sometimes they can leave you wishing the group’s agency had never tinkered with a lineup that you thought was just right. But there have been some great new additions to some of K-pop’s best acts over the years. Join us as we look back at ten of the best so far.
Last year was not a great one for SM Entertainment acts. But for many fans, there was a silver lining in the form of its debuting girl group, Red Velvet. Conspiracy theorists will speculate that Red Velvet’s prolific output thus far is a smokescreen thrown up to hide troubles at the agency’s flagship groups. But for Red Velvet fans, the relative lack of activity from other groups has allowed this new group plenty of time in the limelight. After a decent enough debut with “Happiness” and a good sophomore track in “Be Natural,” the girls have now got their 2015 off to a bang. Not only is the mini album “Ice Cream Cake” a bagful of audio win (“Automatic” and “Somethin Kinda Crazy” in particular stand out), but the agency’s new-member gambit looks like it is going to pay off.
Yeri can not only sing, but she can dance, too, and adds another dimension to the group. I’ll admit that I am not really a fan of SM’s girl groups in general, but Red Velvet are coming dangerously close to convincing me otherwise.
The road has not always been easy for U-KISS, a group which has seen a whole slew of member changes in its relatively long history. The group has been rocked by departuresnotably Alexander and Kibum in 2011, as well as Dongho in 2013. It has also welcomed in a fair few new arrivals (including AJ and Hoon in 2011, and the most recent addition, Jun, who joined the group last year). But for me, the pick of the bunch is Kiseop, who joined U-KISS in 2009. He proved to be a great dancer, with a lively personality to boot.
Kiseop fitted into the group effortlessly, with minimal fuss, and few U-KISS fans can now imagine the act without him.
I have a theory that when it comes to girl groups, less is more. And this group is Exhibit A in the matter. KARA had an absolutely horrible start to 2014 when two of the group’s most popular members, Jiyoung and Nicole, walked away from the group. What followed was little short of unbridled chaos. Angry fans protested the idea of adding a new member, and were at first horrified by the notion that one of the Baby KARA rookies might join the group.
And then Young Ji happened. Like a force of nature, she swept into the group, onto television screens, and has almost effortlessly become one of the most in-demand female idol stars out there. Bandmate Goo Hara has spoken about how Young Ji has injected “youth” into the act, but I say she has added more than that in terms of energy.
KARA as a four-piece is a tighter and more dynamic act. Going from a five- to a four-piece has galvanized the group in the same way as it did for Girl’s Day. If KARA sticks with a high-tempo dance concept (along the lines of “Mamma Mia”) for the girls’ next comeback, maximizing the youthful energy that the four-member KARA has already exhibited, 2015 could be a vintage year for the group’s fans.
Super Junior - Kyuhyun, 2006
You have to wonder if SM Entertainment was quite aware of the impact that adding an extra member to its then-fledgling boy band Super Junior would have in 2006. But then, this was not any old new member, this was Kyuhyun. Although his impact might not have been felt immediately (possibly due to the sheer size of Super Junior at the time, in an era of K-pop when boy bands with 10 or so members was almost unthinkable), Kyuhyun soon won the hearts of fans, and has gone on to become one of the act’s most recognizable stars, shining in songs such as this:
Kyuhyun may well claim that he was taken aback by the success of his recent solo debut, but most K-pop fans were not surprised one little bit.
The Nine Muses Revolving Door, Since 2010
It really is not easy being a Nine Muses fan. Remember the likes of Jaekyung, Rana, or Bini? If you are relatively new to the K-pop scene, then probably not, but they were once integral members of the group. In fact, out of the current eight members, only three are founders (Euaerin, Hyemi, and Minha, if you’re curious). Member departures are a common thing for this group, and if you are a MINE, it is probably for your own good if you do not develop an attachment to any one member. Fortunately, recruitment is something of a forte for Star Empire Entertainment, the girls’ agency. In 2012, they drafted in Kyungri, an instant darling of magazine editors, who repeatedly call upon her to model in fashion photo shoots. Last year was an annus horribilis for the group, with all three of my own personal favorite members calling it a day when their contracts expired: rapper Eunji, the stunning Lee Sam, and the charismatic Sera, whom many felt was the glue (no pun intended) that held the group together.
With just six members left, it really looked like this was an act on the verge of a breakup. Somehow, though, Star Empire pulled off another minor recruitment miracle, drafting in Sojin (who had already proved her worth with the fabulously wicked NASTY NASTY project group) and rookie Keumjo.
The latter, in particular, is just as mesmerizing as any member Nine Muses have ever had.
F.CuzDaegun and Raehyun, 2012
When a four-piece loses one of its founding members, it is most certainly a big deal. F.Cuz’s agency decided to disregard my afore-mentioned less-is-more theory and replaced the departing LeeU with not one but two new starsDaegun and Raehyun. The result was one of the group’s most energetic tracks to date, the fantastically addictive “No 1,” which came with a lush music video and replete with some nifty dance moves.
The winners? The fans, of course. LeeU supporters can still enjoy the star’s work with M.Pire, while the five-piece F.Cuz continues to sounds a lot more exiting.
After SchoolRaina and Nana, 2009
Today’s After School is an act quite literally unrecognizable from the group that debuted in 2009. Of the five members who founded the group, only (current) leader Jungah remains. My personal favorite lineup was the original five: Kahi, Jungah, Jooyeon, Soyoung and Bekah, and “Ah” is still one of the best female-vocal K-pop dance songs of all time.
But if there is one thing Pledis Entertainment, the girls’ agency, has unfailingly gotten right over the years, it has been recruitment. The first After School member change was the addition of Uee, scooped up after the dissolution of Five Girls (the best girl group that never was). Uee instantly rocketed to fame, becoming a favorite for advertising executives, appearing in commercials for everything from soju to sunglasses.
Over the years, more successful additions would come, including E-Young, Kaeun, and Lizzy, the latter in particular. But perhaps nothing in K-pop will ever eclipse the incredible foresight that in December 2009 saw the group add Nana, now a firm favorite of both Korean and Chinese TV producers, and Raina, one of the most talented idol group singers out there.
FTISLAND - Song Seung Hyun, 2009
The general rule of thumb for K-pop groups is: stay active. FTISLAND made quite a stir when they debuted in 2007 – there are relatively few acts who play their own instruments on the K-pop scene (with the notable exception of CNBLUE and FTISLAND’s labelmates AOA) – so FTISLAND made quite an impact with “Love Sick” and the “Cheerful Sensibility” debut album.
FNC then sent the group to Japan, and nothing was heard of them in Korea for some two years. Great news for Japanese fans, maybe, but a strategy that ran the risk of allowing Korean fans to forget about the group. When they finally came back in Korea in 2009, something had changed: namely, one of the guitarists. Out went Oh Won Bin, and in came a then-unknown rookie, Song Seung Hyun.
Now, as anyone who has ever been in a rock band will tell you, changing your guitarist is no small thing, especially as FTISLAND’s sound is so prominently guitar-led. But Song Seung Hyun (who, he claims, was once offered a contract by SM Entertainment) become a vital member of the group, and within the space of a year was already co-writing songs. And as the soaring guitar sounds on the pre-release track for the group’s latest effort go to show, recruiting Song Seung Hyun was nothing short of a masterstroke.
EXIDSolji and Hyerin, 2012
I recall being distinctly unimpressed when EXID released the debut track “Whoz That Girl.”
It wasn’t that the song – or the group, for that matterwas bad, per se. It was just that EXID was a bit too generic for my tastes. Another six-member girl group. If there was one thing the K-pop world did not particularly need in January 2012 was yet another six-member girl group – especially a fairly unremarkable one.
Not long after the debut, 50 percent of the group left. Instead of drafting three new members, however, the group added two: Hyerin and Solji. All of a sudden, generic was no longer an adjective that could be easily applied to this act. Visually they were a totally different proposition, and musically, the difference was astounding. Before the end of the year, the group had released “Every Night,” a radically different sound and look for the girls.
At one mature, sexy and a good vehicle for the girls’ voices, this was a statement of intent, a clear sign that things were about to take a turn for the better.
It took about two years for the girls to make their next move, but it resulted in “Up and Down,” a track that went on to dominate the charts for much of the latter part of 2014 and January of 2015. Don’t believe Solji, Hyerin and the rest have talent? Then watch this and prepare to eat your words.
No backing vocal track? No problem. If you happen to be EXID, that is.
Unlike girl groups, K-pop boy bands tend to be very conservative with member changes. That rule (which I just invented) goes straight out of the window in the case of SPEED, however. Almost from the outset, there have been member additions and departures, and this has become a trend that SPEED fans have had to learn to live with. The group has continued to tinker with lineups through the years, and keep up isn’t easy. Even though the group was rocked by the departure of Taewoon last year, we are currently at this stage:
..but all of that is set to change very soon.
Switching members around is a dangerous game in K-pop, where a single member alone can be the sole reason for a given fan to support a group. When an agency changes a member, for whatever reason, it represents a roll of the dice. A rookie who performs well at an audition or in a practice room does not always represent a hit with the group’s fans, who tend to be against any kind of change. Yet despite the fact that only four of the founding SPEED members remain, recruitment has been a strong suit.
However, I have a hunch that the group’s best is yet to come. MBK, the boys’ agency, has recently stated that the group went to the United States with two new members, and will work with Joombas, producers of music for the likes of Justin Bieber, Cher, Paul Oakenfold, SHINee, VIXX, and EXO ahead of a spring comeback. Expect fireworks.
You’ve read our list and now it’s time to have your say, Soompiers! Who do you think has been the best member addition to a girl group or boy band? Let us know in the comments below.
timmydee is a music geek with a penchant for pop, an enthusiasm for electonica and a hankering for hip-hop. When he isn’t writing for Soompi, he is remixing your favorite K-pop tracks – with sometimes astounding (but often catastrophic) results.
*The views expressed in this article solely reflect those of the author and do not represent Soompi as a whole.
Amber appeared as a guest host on the March 28 episode of "SNL Korea," but she didn"t look entirely the same.
During the episode, Amber participated in a parody of the 2004 Korean movie "Windstruck" (or "Let Me Introduce You to My Girlfriend"), acting as comedian Yoo Se Yoon"s girlfriend. Wearing a long, brown wig and a baby pink shirt, Amber shocked viewers with a completely different image as she cooed to Yoo Se Yoon with aegyo phrases such as, "Ish dat sho?" and, "I wanna~."
Despite amping up the girliness, Amber showed that she still had a tough side to her, overpowering Yoo Se Yoon in arm wrestling and going all gangster while hitting all the targets at a shooting game. Fans chuckled when Amber won her spirit animal--a stuffed animal llama--as her prize.
Yoo Se Yoon refused to give up during the skit, however, as he additionally challenged Amber to a game of rock paper scissors and basketball.
During the same episode, Amber jokingly asked the viewers to, "Forget the "forget it, please" incident, please," referring to her "Real Men" crying incident when she was so caught up in her emotions.
Check out Amber"s performance of her solo debut single "Shake that Brass" from the same episode below!