k-pop

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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MBLAQ

MBLAQ, (an acronym for Music Boys Live in Absolute Quality) is a South Korean quintet boy band created by Korean pop R&B singer, producer and actor Rain (비) under a branch of his label J.Tune Entertainment called J.Tune Camp. The five members include Seung Ho, G.O, Joon, Thunder/Cheon Doong, and Mir. The group debuted on October 9, 2009 at Rain's Legend of Rainism concert. On October 14, 2009 the group released their debut single album, Just BLAQ, which topped various on-line and off-line music charts in South Korea.

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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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SHINee

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.

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C.N.BLUE

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).

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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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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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소녀시대

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).

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