Since their debut showcase, the members of EXO have been surging in popularity and have already made quite a few remarkable memories. The boys of EXO-K took time out of their busy schedules to sit with SBS News to touch base on what they’ve been doing over the past month, as well as share more insight into each of the members.
When asked about their busy schedule, Baekhyun replied, “We don’t consider it hard. It’s something that we’ve all been dreaming about since we were little so it’s fun. It’s what we were truly desperate to do, and we’ve always enjoyed it even before our debut. We’re all so close as well so being together helps make it easier to have fun.”
Outside of their busy schedule, what do they do in their free time? Kai answered, “We’ve been dorming together for over a year now. It truly feels like home so we don’t call it a ‘dorm’ but ‘our house’. I spend a lot of time with the other members.”
Chanyeol added, “We went to see the movies after our debut. Actually, we have a lot of fun in our house, too. Since we live together, it’s easier to have conversations and play games. You seriously have no idea how fun that can be. We also play traditional games at home, and sometimes play soccer outside. Everyone’s eyes change when the game begins (laughter). They all love sports but Kai is a fanatic so it’s easy to win when you’re on his team. I think Kai’s just lucky.”
As the official release of JJ Project‘s first mini album, ‘Bounce‘ quickly approaches, JYP Entertainment has revealed teaser photos of JB and JR through JYP Entertainment’s official twitter account.
Rookie group JJ Project will be making their first impression with their new album ‘Bounce‘ on May 21st, and JYP Entertainment has released the official track list and album cover ahead of their debut!
YG Entertainment recently revealed yet another ‘mystery girl’.
On May 11th, YG Entertainment released a video teaser featuring a potential member of the agency’s upcoming girl group on the YG-Life Blog. The new mystery girl seems to have outstanding dancing skills and, according to reports by media and fans, is rumored to be a 16-year-old half Caucasian and half Korean trainee from Thailand.
With three ‘mystery girls’ in total, including Kim Eunbi and Euna Kim, who were already known to the public through Mnet‘s ‘Superstar K‘, it seems like the members and overall structure of the new upcoming group shows several similarities to 2NE1, who made a powerful and impacting debut into the Korean music industry in 2009.
First, despite her young age of only 17, Kim Eunbi was one of the Top 6 finalists in 2010′s ‘Superstar K2‘. Many are anticipating that she will most likely be the main vocal or the ‘Park Bom‘ of this new group. During the second season of ‘Superstar K’, Eunbi showed her quirky and honest personality that captured the hearts of many male fans, which seems similar to 2NE1 Park Bom’s four-dimensional and dorky personality.
It looks like INFINITE has returned and is ready to go for their latest comeback, as the group has just released the tracklist for their third mini-album, ‘INFINITIZE‘!
After announcing his second solo comeback yesterday, SS501‘s Heo Young Saeng is back with new teaser images!
The countdown for his second mini-album, ‘SOLO‘, has begun with a relese date set for May 22nd. Fans all over the world are already sharing their excitement and anticipation for his return through social network services.
‘SOLO’ has been revealed to be the complete production of Heo Young Saeng himself, having participated in the overall planning process and even its production. He’s looking to step up from an idol to an artist by having his name credited as the co-producer.
His title track, “Crying“, is described to be a medium pop R&B track about a man’s wish for his ex-lover to return.
Ever since photos of YG Entertainment‘s new girl group members have been released, fans have been showing a lot of interest in the group and especially in the members’ young ages.
What they found interesting is that the members revealed so far are all born between 1993 and 1996.
Kim Eunbi is the oldest of the group as she was born in 1993. Kim Eunbi first appeared on ‘Superstar K2‘, and made it to the top 6 with her vocal talent. Another confirmed member is Euna Kim who was born in 1994. She failed to make it to the top 10 of ‘Superstar K3‘, but impressed viewers with her overflowing talent and potential.
The other two mystery girls are actually younger than Kim Eunbi and Euna Kim. The first mystery girl whose name is Jenny Kim was born in ’96, and has been training at YG since a very young age. The second mystery girl was born in ’95, and is garnering interest for her innocent and pretty face.
After the first teaser and confirmation that JYP Entertainment‘s upcoming group “JJ Project” will be composed of members JB (Lim Jae Beom) and Jr. (Park Jin Young), a second teaser has now been revealed.
It’s well known to everyone that debuting, let alone being chosen as a trainee, under SM Entertainment is a difficult process. It takes up to seven years of preparation just for your debut, and it’s only after you’ve endured the strenuous training process and harsh competition that you can make it out.
As such, there’s a reason why every new rookie the company debuts is put under such spotlight, which goes the same for their latest, EXO. MK News sat down with the six members of EXO-K to hear firsthand what it was like to survive the competition admist their fellow trainees and finally get a taste of the spotlight.
Leader Suho was able to make his debut after training seven years as a trainee. He’s even had to see his juniors debut before him. He expressed, “I wanted to give up often, but I still worked hard. I think more than anything, keeping my mindset positive helped the most. For seven years, I believed that I could achieve what I worked for, which has led me to where I’m standing today. I was also aided by seniors who’ve debuted before me.”
Chanyeol was cast in his freshman year of high school and trained for four years before his debut. While training, he focused his efforts on making his talents shine. “I knew that I would debut under a team so I tried to show what I was best at. Because I played the drums when I was younger, I felt that I was more rhythmic than my peers. Rapping is also one of my talents, and I was highly confident in my abilities, which I showed. As long as I was better at something than someone, I knew that I could grab that part.”
Earlier, JYP Entertainment had released a new mysterious teaser, informing the public on an upcoming group “JJ Project“. Although many had already assumed JJ to stand for JB and Jr., the details had not been confirmed until now.
After unveiling their new track, “Only Tears“, the boys of INFINITE have now shared a group teaser photo on their official homepage.
On May 5th, idol group B.A.P shared a photo commemorating their 100th day since their debut, and now they’ve released special footage for fans as well!
The video clip for their 100th day anniversary was posted on TS Entertainment‘s official Youtube channel today.
Congratulations to B.A.P and their fans, BABY!
Watch B.A.P’s 100th anniversary footage below:
4 years after SHINee made a big wave into the music industry, SM Entertainment brought out another talented boy group, EXO-K, whose members began their road to stardom from an early age.
It was revealed that G-Dragon used to be a trainee with SM Entertainment. That makes one wonder, what if G-Dragon had been a part of DBSK, or even Super Junior? On May 8, Mnet’s “Wide Entertainment News” revealed 8 secrets about celebrities’ pasts.
YG Entertainment‘s new girl group has been garnering a lot of interest among K-pop fans even before their debut. Every time YG released a new photo of a potential girl group member, the reveals immediately ranked #1 on various portal sites. This has left fans to naturally question when their actual debut will be.
YG has currently revealed 4 potential members so far, with 2 members confirmed for the girl group. Similar to 2NE1‘s debut in 2009, YG has been very careful in the way they release information about the debut of their new artists. The agency has kept their mouth shut on any information concerning the members of the new girl group and their debut, always offering the vague answer of “nothing has been confirmed yet”.
Despite the vague answers and lack of details, there are rumors within the music industry that YG’s new girl group is set to debut in the coming fall around September.
On May 8th insiders in the music industry revealed to Star News, “YG always meticulously prepares and shows their unique marketing strategy before a group’s debut. Just because they revealed some information about the new members does not mean they will publicly reveal this group right away. Producing the perfect song that matches with the new girl group’s style and image will take at least a couple of months. When you look at this from multiple perspectives, there is a great possibility that this new girl group will debut around September. This prediction also takes into account that YG has previously mentioned that the debut of the group will take place within this year.”
After the release of their repackaged mini-album for ‘Welcome to the Block‘, Block B has returned with a second music video following “Close My Eyes” for the remix of “Action“!
JYP Entertainment has revealed the teaser to their “JJ Project“.
On May 8th at 12:00AM (KST), JYP Entertainment launched a new website for the “JJ Project” at jjproject.jype.com along with an official Facebook Page and YouTube Channel. Additionally, a teaser video for the 1st Single Album “Slot Machine” was also revealed.
Although there’s no official word, one could assume that JJ could stand for JB and JR from Dream High 2.
Check out the teaser below!
INFINITE is back with a fresh new ballad track!
B.A.P. made a comeback with their second album ‘POWER‘ last week, and now making-of footage from the music video set has been released!
On May 5th, idol group B.A.P shared a photo commemorating their 100th day since their debut, through their Facebook page. They wrote, “B.A.P has hit 100 days! Please congratulate us.”
On May 5th (KST), INFINITE‘s official website unveiled possible plans for the release of the single “Only Tears” ahead of their third mini album ‘INFINITIZE‘.
YG Entertainment has released a new picture of an unnamed lady through their official YG-Life blog!
On May 4th, the blog uploaded a charming black and white photo of a girl, presumably to be included in the company’s upcoming girl group. Last month, the blog released a picture of Jenny Kim, and following in the same format, no further details are released aside from the title of “Who’s that girl?”
When asked whether she is a trainee joining their new girl group, representatives stated, “There is nothing confirmed yet.”
The blog has been consistently updating on their trainees, with previous practice videos of Kim Eunbi and Euna Kim, along with a ‘Mystery Girl’ photo of Kim Jenny.
CNBLUE‘s Kang Minhyuk may be a womanizer in the new weekend drama ‘You Who Rolled In Unexpectedly‘, but his fellow members say he couldn’t be more different in real life.