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Jay Park

Jay Park (박재범; born April 25, 1987) is an American hip hop recording artist, dancer, record producer, model, choreographer, entrepreneur and actor. In his early high school years, he joined the local b-boy crew, Art of Movement (AOM). It wasn't until 2004 when he auditioned for JYP Entertainment that he caught the eye of Park Jinyoung and was brought to Korea to receive further training in dancing, rapping, singing, and the Korean language.

Park first appeared through MNET's Hot Blood, a documentary-style reality program that showed the future members of idol groups 2AM and 2PM in training, with Park finishing at the top spot with the most fan votes, and as 2PM's leader. On September 4, 2008, 2PM debuted with their song “10 Point Out of 10 Points” (10점 만점에 10점) on music program M! Countdown after the release of their first mini-album Hottest Time of the Day a few days prior. However, it was their promotions for “Again and Again” that catapulted the group’s status in Korean music, and earned them first place awards for a capped 3 successive weeks in music programs, SBS’s Inkigayo and Mnet’s M! Countdown in May of 2009.

On September 4, 2009, unfavorable comments towards Korea were found on Park’s personal Myspace account from 2005. The comments, written in English to a friend, were misinterpreted and mistranslated by Korean media, quickly spreading across hundreds of news articles. In what has been termed a show of “explosive nationalism”, netizens displayed overwhelming rage over the posts with many demanding for his expulsion from Korea and a petition signed by three thousand calling for his suicide. Park expressed deep remorse and shame over his past, forgotten words and issued an official apology. Despite this, on February 25, 2010, JYPE announced that they had permanently terminated Park’s contract with collective agreement among the other 6 members of 2PM.

On March 15, 2010, Park created his own YouTube channel, where he decided to revitalize his career and began uploading cover songs for his fans and officially marked his return to music after a long hiatus.

Since then, he has gone solo and has had activities both in America and South Korea, and has a mixtape and four studio albums; the latest being "Worldwide". His most recent single is "The Truth Is".

Jay Park has also starred in the movie "Hype Nation" and "Mr. Idol". Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

Outsider

1) Outsider 아웃사이더 (born Shin Ok-cheol, March 21, 1983) is a South Korean rapper. He is known for his speed-rapping and is reputed to be able to rap at 17 syllables per second. Outsider considers fellow Korean rapper MC Sniper as his mentor, and he is currently signed to MC Sniper’s label, Sniper Sound.
Outsider first debuted as an underground rapper and received some success. His first break came to him when he was shown on a tv show hosted by the famous Yoo Jae Seok where he showed his incredibly fast rapping skills, which impressed everyone.

2AM

There are, at least, three bands known as 2AM. 1) 2AM is a South Korean four-member ballad boy band under JYP Entertainment. The members are Jung Jinwoon , Jo Kwon, Im Seulong, and Lee Changmin. 2AM is one of the two subgroups branched out from the eleven-member (before Jaebeom's departure) boy band One Day, the other being 2PM. They officially debuted on July 11, 2008 on KBS's Music Bank, performing their debut song "This Song".

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카라

Kara (카라) is a popular South Korean girl group formed by DSP Entertainment, debuting in 2007 with the single "Break It" and the album "The First Blooming". The group consists of Park Gyuri (Leader), Han Seungyeon, Jung Nicole, Kang Jiyoung, Goo Hara. KARA was originally a 4 member group until former lead singer Kim Sunghee decided to leave in February of 2008. Soon after, she was replaced by new members Goo Hara and Kang Jiyoung, making KARA a 5 member group.

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B2ST

BEAST (in Korean: 비스트, stylized as B2ST) is a six-member boy band from South Korea, under Cube Entertainment. The group was originally known as B2ST, an acronym for Boys to Search for Top. However, their name was changed to BEAST (Boys of the East Standing Tall) a few days before debut. They released their first mini-album Beast Is the B2ST on October 14, 2009. There were many news articles on the group before its debut as many of them had previous experience in the entertainment industry.

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Sistar

Sistar (씨스타, also stylized as SI★, SiSTAR) is a four-member girl group from Seoul, South Korea, under the management of Starship Entertainment.The four members are: Bora / 윤보라, Soyou / 강지현, Hyorin / 김효정 and Dasom / 김다솜. Their group name is a combination of the words "Sister" and "Star", meaning they are meant to be sisters in the entertainment business and become big stars. SiSTAR made their first appearance through a Céci magazine photo in England shoot on March 19, 2010 for the clothing company FUBU.

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Tim

There are 10 artist/bands who go by the name Tim (1)Tim (팀) (full name Timothy Hwang Young Min) is an extremely talented Korean solo artist from the United States. Born in 1981, he received much training over his childhood years such as vocal, modeling, and playing instruments. (He can play alto sax, drums, and the keyboard). Tim graduated from Temple University, Philadelphia PA, USA. In April of 2003, He debuted with his first album in Korea under Yejeon Entertainment with the beautiful song, "Saranghamnida" (I Love You)...

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4Minute

4minute (Korean: 포미닛) is a girl group from Seoul, South Korea, founded by cube entertainment in 2009. The group consists of Ji Hyun (남지현), Ga Yoon (허가윤), Ji Yoon (전지윤), Hyuna (현아) and So Hyun (권소현). 4minute was announced in May 2009 along with two of the group's members Nam Jihyun and Kim Hyuna, former member of Wonder Girls. On June 11, 2009, the silhouette teaser video was released online along with their official website.

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시크릿

Secret (시크릿) is a girl group under TS Entertainment. They debuted in October 2009 in South Korea with the single I Want You Back, they rose to prominence in 2010 with the song Magic from their first mini album Secret Time (EP), which peaked at #4 on KBS Music Bank. ★ MEMBERS Jung HyoSung (전효성) ~ Leader
Jung HaNa (정하나) a.k.a Zinger (징거) ~ Rapper
Song JiEun (송지은) ~ Main vocal
Han SunHwa (한선화) ~ Maknae

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