SM Entertainment has finally unveiled the full showcase videos of their upcoming boy bands, EXO-K and EXO-M!
The videos contain the entire footage of the showcase concert recently held by both groups. The introductory narration is in English so fans around the world will be able to fully appreciate it. Both groups have separate numbers and some dance numbers together.
The showcase was hosted by Leeteuk from Super Junior. The boys flaunted their intense dance moves and their impressive vocals. The members also formally introduced themselves to fans and spectators worldwide. They also gamely answered questions about themselves so fans would be able to get to know them better.
EXO-K and EXO-M will be releasing their first mini album, “MAMA,” will drop on April 9. It will also be available in iTunes and various Korean and Chinese music sites on the same date. The title track, “MAMA,” will be available as a digital single a day before the release of the full album.
On April 6, SM Entertainment revealed part one of the full version video of EXO’s grand showcase. The 19-minute video showcases the newest SME group’s singing and dancing skills, giving a hint at what the 12-member boy group will look like on stage. As reported earlier, EXO will promote in two separate groups in Korea and China simultaneously, under the same title track.
SM Entertainment has announced that the full footage of EXO-K and EXO-M‘s debut showcase will be revealed this week!
SM Entertainment’s fresh new faces EXO will hold showcases in both Korea and China. Fans are quite anxious in anticipation as the group has released many teasers but have yet to debut. The agency officially announced the event via their official website and through SNS portals.
Block B held an exciting comeback showcase for their new mini-album, “Welcome to the Block“. The showcase was comprised of performances and interviews, and it was during a Q&A session that member Zico addressed the issue of their banned songs.
To recap, the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MOGEF) had banned several songs from their debut digital album. Additionally, two songs from their comeback album, “LOL” and “Did You or Did You Not“, were also banned by both the MOGEF and KBS.
Leader Zico, who produced the album, explained, “It’s not that we don’t consider the regulations when we’re producing the songs, but I did often think that our freedom of expression was being interrupted. Still, I do acknowledge that as as a producer that creates songs meant for the public, it was a shortcoming of mine to not have paid more attention to the regulations.”
He continued, “There still is that feeling of disappointment, but I’m not going to remain stubborn blindly. I’ll still try to protect Block B’s color; it’s just that since our music is meant for the public, I will try to consider aspects to their tastes.”
After bringing happiness to fans in Indonesia, rookie group N-Sonic is now ready to sprinkle more joy and fun to K-Pop artists’ “a must” debut country, Japan. The group will be having their first showcase in Japan on January 23rd at Omotesando Ground for two performances (5 and 6:30pm). This will be their first showcase in Japan and second time to perform outside of Korea.
Upcoming group B.A.P., which stands for “Best, Absolute, Perfect”, will be having their blockbuster debut showcase early next year.
Agency TS Entertainment stated on December 20th that Bang Yong Guk will act as leader to a 6-member boy band. They revealed, “On January 28, 2012, there will be a large-scale showcase at the Jang-Choong Gymnasium, free of charge.” The same gymnasium has previously been used as a concert hall for Epik High, Jay Park, and Kim Hyun Joong.
Though groups are usually given small spaces for their debut showcase, B.A.P. is receiving a lot of attention for having their first showcase in such a large arena, especially when considering that news of the fees for the stage, instrument preparation, and the advertising as well as marketing for the event. A representative from TS Entertainment stated, “As its the first place that B.A.P. will be revealing themselves to the world, we’ve prepared a space for the best greeting.”
He went on, “Japan, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, etc., press and media, album crew, concert crew, and fans, around 3,000 in total are planned to be allowed to enter.”