‘I Am‘, the upcoming film featuring the stories of SM Entertainment artists BoA, TVXQ, Girls’ Generation, and others, has finally revealed its release date!
The film has decided on May as its official release, and on March 21st, revealed the first of what will be a series of teasers to come. The first teaser is an official poster featuring a typographic compilation of all of the artists under SM Entertainment.
‘I Am’ previously received an explosive response with the launching of its worldwide UCC project event, where fans all over the world from the States, Canada, China, Japan, Germany, the Philippines, Indonesia, Columbia, Peru, and more sent in videos of cover dances.
The film is a biographic record of the years of effort made by the artists to realize their passions and dreams. Fans can look forward to everything from stage performances of ‘SM Town Live World Tour in New York’ to their day-to-day activities.
SM Entertainment’s fresh faces, EXO-K, recently graced the cover of ‘High Cut’, a fashion publication that has some of K-Pop’s most iconic stars under its belt. Amidst the magazine’s glossy pages featuring the six up-and coming-idols, the EXO-K boys sat down for a brief interview, spilling their pre-debut stories, dorm room antics and future goals. While the boys seemed timid and shy by the unfamiliar atmosphere of an interview, High Cut’s first encounter with these young idols proved to be a down-to-earth and a heartwarming one.
– Because EXO is SM Entertainment’s newest project since 2009, there is obviously a lot of expectations for the group. Any last words before the big debut? –
Suho: All 12 of us have been working diligently to deliver the best music and performances, not just in Asia, but for the whole world. We will try our best to continue our strong work ethics for EXO-K and EXO-M to become an established group.
– What are some of your most memorable moments as a trainee? –
Past November, R&B Hip Hop song “Rain” was released by the group WE. This coming 21st, WE will be coming back with “Party.”
Their comeback date is the same as Big Bang and Shin Hwa. Surprisingly however, the members of WE are not nervous. They are actually the exact opposite. It turns out, the members of WE have unique connections to members of ShinHwa.
Mandu used to be a professional choreographer and at one point trained Tae Yang. Mandy stated, “Tae Yang and I stood on stage as singer and dancer. It’s unbelievable that we’ll both be on stage as singers. I’ll have to work very hard to make sure I don’t embarrass myself next to Tae Yang.”
Kang Han used to be a member of SM in the past and knew the members of Shin Hwa. He stated, “I used to practice with members of Shin Hwa in SM together. It’ll be such an honor to be able to perform on the same stage. I want to make them proud.”
Big Bang’s Daesung appears on ‘K-Pop Star’, pointed but thoughtful
Big Bang member Daesung appeared on a variety show after a long while away.
On the January 29th installment of SBS’s ‘K-Pop Star’, the YG training system was revealed with the casting audition finals coming up. The contestants attended the monthly evaluations.
Those who set out as the judges next to Yang Hyun Suk were 2NE1′s Park Bom & CL, and Big Bang’s Taeyang & Daesung. After the car accident last year, Daesung had been taking time for introspection. Recently Daesung has started working through MBN’s ‘What’s Up’ and Big Bang is about to make their comeback but it has been a long while since his appearance on a variety show.
After releasing a slew of teaser images and videos, SM Entertainment has revealed that EXO-K and EXO-M will release their prologue single on January 30th.
2011 saw a wave of new groups debuting and making their move in the industry, and it seems like 2012 will be the same as well. Here is an overview of some of the most anticipated artists of 2012.
1. SM Entertainment’s EXO-K and EXO-M
SM Entertainment, home to some of K-Pop’s most iconic idols, will debut EXO, a boy group that will be split into two units to promote in both South Korea and China simultaneously. The two groups will debut on the same day, same time, and with the same song in both countries.
SM Entertainment has released several teasers showcasing some of the members’ talents starting from December 23, 2011. Currently only 7 out of the 12 members have been unveiled, starting from Kai, Lu Han, Tao, Chen, Se Hun, Lay and most recently, Xiou Min.
Releasing an unceasing series of teasers all month, SM Entertainment has just shared with the public its 11th video teaser for the agency’s latest boy group, EXO, introducing a never-before-seen member, Xiu Min!
Xiu Min and fellow groupmate Kai star in the one minute teaser, walking down an empty street at night. When they realize they are being followed by cars, the duo begins running, only to be stopped by a few parked cars that flash on as they arrive. With their smirks and laidback strolls, it’s clear that these guys are in control from beginning to end.
As with the ten previous teasers, everything is dark and sleek, from the boys’ monochrome outfits to the slick production value of the video. To match, EXO’s track, “Let Out the Beast” sets the mood.
Check out Xiu Min & Kai below:
Just last month, we reported on the buildings for the various entertainment companies. Recently, photos of SM Entertainment‘s new building were revealed.
SM Entertainment has just released the tenth official video teaser for upcoming group EXO introducing its newest member, Lay!
SM Entertainment has revealed to allkpop that they’ll be holding their SM Global Auditions in five different countries this year!
SM Entertainment continued its string of teasers for upcoming boy group EXO with its ninth video.
On January 12th, the label shared a new video clip featuring members Lu Han and Se Hun.
While the eye candy is certainly great, fans were more than delighted to finally hear some singing in the clip.
Check out the video below!
Having just introduced new member Se Hun yesterday, EXO has released a dramatic new video teaser as well as a set of photos!
Closely following today’s earlier introduction of EXO‘s fifth member Se Hun, SM Entertainment has just released a new video teaser giving us a first glimpse of the 17-year-old’s dance talent!
Having revealed several members of EXO through visual teasers and a performance at the 2011 SBS Gayo Daejun, SM Entertainment will be officially introducing SE HUN today through a new video teaser!
With the new year dawning, expectations have been rising for what new groups the audience could expect in the upcoming year, and public attention has gradually been focusing on two groups: SM Entertainment‘s EXO and TS Entertainment‘s B.A.P.
Perhaps a bit overdue, but SM Entertainment announced today that Super Junior has won three awards at the “2011 Mashable Awards.” They were picked as the “Must-Follow Musician on Social Media,” “Viral Video of the Year,” and “Best Mobile Game.”
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.
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!
SM Global Auditions have been an annual event since 2006. Henry of Super Junior M and f(x) member Amber were talented individuals picked up by the Global Auditions.
The SM Global Auditions will take place in New York on February 18, Chicago on February 20, San Francisco on February 26, and LA on March 3.
Auditions are open for anyone and there is no application fee.
A few days ago, SM Entertainment unveiled a video clip of EXO member Kai, sparking a chain of subsequent teasers for his fellow groupmates.
On December 30th, the agency released a longer teaser video for Kai, which was shot in one take. K-Pop fans were once again introduced to Kai’s smooth dance moves and mysterious charisma, raising the level of anticipation for the group’s debut.
Additionally, the teaser included a small sample of EXO-K’s song, “My Lady“.
Check out his second video below!
On December 29th, a post with a compilation of company photos began circulating on an online community board, leading netizens to compare and contrast the vastly different buildings from one another.
Netizens quickly noticed that SM Entertainment’s looked like a town hall, YG Entertainment‘s looked like a venture company, JYP Entertainment‘s looked like a theater, Cube‘s a cafe, Loen’s a bank, Core Content Media‘s an officetel, DSP Media‘s a wealthy home, Starship‘s a villa, and Dream Tea‘s a townhouse.
Netizens commented, “YG’s building is really amazing,” “Loen really does look like a company building,” “SM’s is kind of funny,” and “SM’s looks better on the inside.”
Source + Photos: Donga via Naver
by VITALSIGN @ allkpop
Riding on the high levels of anticipation for EXO‘s debut, SM Entertainment has just released a set of photos featuring the four revealed members of the group!
Four members from SM Entertainment‘s rookie groups EXO-K and EXO-M will be making their first appearance at the ‘2011 SBS Gayo Daejun‘.
SM Entertainment is planning to have a surprise performance by four members of EXO – KAI, LU HAN, TAO, and yet-to-be-introduced CHEN – on December 29th during the ’2011 SBS Gayo Daejun’. In particular, CHEN, who will be revealed for the first time through this stage, will showcase his superior vocal talents that surpasses the level of a 19-year-old. Because he will be the lead vocals for the group, many are anticipating this live introduction.
Most recently, a group photo of the four members (above) through their official website as well as Korean, Chinese and international social networking platforms has been spiking international interest in this group.
Although four members of EXO-K and EXO-M have been confirmed, the exact number of members still remains unknown, drawing even more curiosity from the general public.
Source: Newsen via Nate
by phenom @ allkpop
After introducing members Kai and Lu Han earlier, SM Entertainment has brought EXO‘s martial artist to the front.