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".
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.
Jay Park (<a href="http://www.last.fm/music/%EB%B0%95%EC%9E%AC%EB%B2%94" class="bbcode_artist">박재범</a>) is a South Korean-American singer, dancer, 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...
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).
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.
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
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.
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.
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.