2012 is shaping up to be quite the formidable year, as several comebacks and debuts are already being lined up. Labels spent much of last year taking the K-Pop wave to new heights, so what do the ‘Big 3′ have in store for 2012?
For the past several years, SM Entertainment focused on bringing their brand concert, ‘SMTOWN‘, to countries all over the world. While they moved as a family in 2011, the agency plans to take individual groups for concerts overseas.
Super Junior is currently on their ‘Super Show 4‘ world tour, which will continue through the States, Europe, and South America. TVXQ will be kicking off their Japanese arena tour starting January 18th, while SHINee prepares to tour seven Japanese cities starting April 25th.
f(x) is also planning for their Japanese advancement in the first half of the year.
B2ST has released a new poster to coincide with the opening of their ticket sales for their first world tour concert, ‘Beautiful Show‘!
Starting on February 4th in Seoul, B2ST will be taking their ’2012 Beautiful Show‘ to 21 different cities around the world. Tickets for official fanclub members opened on January 2nd, along with a new poster as a gift for their patient fans.
Dressed in suits, the boys are standing on top of spotlights and looking determined to conquer every stage in the world.
Their first solo concert in 2010 did well enough to bring about another encore concert, which sold 30,000 tickets moments after going on sale. To prevent the homepage from crashing like before, ticketing sites have prepared their servers thoroughly for the rush of fans.
SM Entertainment remains relentless with the onslaught of teaser videos for their upcoming boy groups, EXO-K and EXO-M. On January 3rd, they released yet another teaser featuring impressive dancing by member KAI.
Updated on the group’s official Facebook page, YouTube channel, Weibo, Sina, Naver, Youku, and other social media networks, the teaser gives a full look at the talents that KAI has to offer.
As previously revealed, he excels in the areas of ballet, jazz, hip hop, popping, and locking, and briefly performed at the ‘2011 SBS Gayo Daejun‘ this past week.
Check it out below!
There have been many beautiful faces gracing the cover of 1st Look Magazine in 2011, but the ‘Cover Of The Year’ title went to none other than Big Bang‘s T.O.P!
B.A.P. is literally out to conquer just about everything before their official debut! TS Entertainment has revealed that the boys will be starring in their own reality program, ‘Ta-Dah, It’s B.A.P.’
Representatives revealed, “Since December, they’ve been filming for SBS MTV‘s representative reality program, ‘Ta-Dah’.”
The first episode will air on January 8th. As expected, it won’t be your standard run of the mill pre-debut reality show with scenes of the boys training; instead, the six members will be regarded as alien beings from another planet that are asked to undergo strenuous missions in their quest to become singers and take over the world.
The rest of the members will also finally be unveiled for the very first time, so fans should not miss the airing.
On January 2, 2NE1 held its second interview with BBC News in the past month. In a segment about K-Pop’s influence in Japan and how it’s changing the perception of Koreans living in Japan, 2NE1 was featured as one of the main K-Pop groups that have led the recent Hallyu movement overseas.
2NE1 member Sandara Park is overjoyed this year–she is absolutely free to date whoever she wants this year! Park Bom, who is also the same age as Sandara, is also free from the dating ban that was in their contract with YG.
She posted on her Me2Day saying, “Today’s new years! 99% of the texts that I received from my friends and acquaintances were, ‘I hope you get a cool boyfriend this year,’ and ‘Have a wonderful love this year!’ It seems that people around me are more worried than I am about getting a boyfriend! As promised by YG CEO, we are free to date starting this year! Woot! Anyways, everyone, have a blessed new year! I want to become cuter this year!”
She continued, “Age does not matter for us anymore! Cuter! More fun and entertaining! Fighting!”
She also upload a picture along with her post. She’s seen wearing a bright hot pink T-shirt, along with cutesy makeup and a long wavy brown hairstyle.