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.
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.
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".
소녀시대 / 少女時代 / SNSD / So Nyuh Shi Dae (Girls' Generation), is a nine member girl group from South Korea formed in 2007 by SM 엔터테인먼트. The group debuted on SBS Inkigayo on August 5, 2007, performing their first single, 다시 만난 세계 (Into the new world). The members are (in order of official announcement): 윤아 (Yoona), 티파니 (Tiffany), 유리 (Yuri), 효연 (Hyoyeon), 수영 (Sooyoung), 서현 (Seohyun), 태연 (Taeyeon), 제시카 (Jessica) and 써니 (Sunny).
TVXQ (often stylized TVXQ! or TVfXQ), an acronym for Tong Vfang Xien Qi (東方神起), is a South Korean quintet (by now continuing as a duo as of December 2010, due to three of the members filing lawsuit against SME) formed under SM Entertainment in 2003. In South Korea they are known as Dong Bang Shin Gi (동방신기, DBSK); they were later introduced in Japan as Tohoshinki (東方神起, Tōhōshinki) under the Avex sub-label Rhythm Zone in 2005. Their name translates as "The Rising Gods of the East".
C.N.BLUE (Korean: 씨엔블루), stylized as CNBLUE (Code Name Blue), is an Indie rock band from Seoul, South Korea, which debuted under F&C Entertainment on August 19, 2009 in Japan with the band's first mini album, Now or Never. The group released four teasers for their 1st album Bluetory, starring one member per each of the videos in the sequence of Jonghyun, Minhyuk, Jungshin and lastly, Jung Yong Hwa on the 6th, 8th, 11th and 13 January respectively. On the January 14, CN Blue debuted their first mini-album with lead single "I'm a Loner" (Korean: 외톨이야).
SHINee is a contemporary R&B group from Seoul, South Korea. Formed by SM 엔터테인먼트 in 2008, they made their debut on May 25, 2008 on SBS's Popular Songs with their promotional single, "누난 너무 예뻐 (Replay)", or "Noona, You're So Pretty (Replay)." The group consists of Onew, Jonghyun, Key, Minho, and Taemin. Since their debut, SHINee has won numerous awards. They have also starred in their own reality show (Yunhanam) based on their song, "누난 너무 예뻐 (Replay)". SHINee are considered to be a fashion icon, having started the "SHINee Trend," which is popular amongst the younger generation.
Jay Park (ë°•ìž¬ë²”; 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 â€œ10 Point Out of 10 Pointsâ€ (10ì ë§Œì ì— 10ì ) 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 â€œAgain and Againâ€ that catapulted the groupâ€™s status in Korean music, and earned them first place awards for a capped 3 successive weeks in music programs, SBSâ€™s Inkigayo and Mnetâ€™s M! Countdown in May of 2009.
On September 4, 2009, unfavorable comments towards Korea were found on Parkâ€™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 â€œexplosive nationalismâ€, 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 Parkâ€™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.
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.