If you are a music lover, surely the topic of conversation that often comes up if you are talking to someone who likes music is also a matter of genre. Actually, genre is just a matter of music taste that each person has. Speaking of tastes, of course we cannot generalize about other people’s musical tastes. But lately, the genre of music that many young people like will be very easy to guess, right, it is K-pop.
The K-pop music genre is generally a genre that is introduced by musicians, especially boy groups or girl groups who are oriented in South Korea. This genre tends to provide an interesting and happy sound. They will usually be accompanied by an energetic dance that the members are dancing. Of the many boy groups and girl groups that are being loved by teenagers today. The name Seventeen is the one that really attracts our attention. The first time they debuted was at a show called ‘Seventeen Tv’ on May 26, 2015, they worked under the auspices of Pledis Entertainment.
Many people think this boy band has the number of members that match its name, but Seventeen only has 13 members. At first, this boyband was planned to have 17 members, but unfortunately the other 3 members couldn’t make it to their debut. However, these three members will actively participate in making their debut or comeback projects.
The 13 members of this boy band
have their respective units in creating unreal performances. There are 3 units, they are the hip-hop unit, vocal unit and performance unit. Hip-Hop unit consisting of S.coups, Wonwoo, Mingyu, Vernon who have excellence in rapping. While in the vocal unit there are Jeonghan, DK, and Seungkwan, Woozi, Joshua whose vocal quality is precisely positioned as the lead singer. Hoshi, Jun, The8, and Dino are in the performance unit which will present dance with epic choreography in each of their performances.
With the combination of these three units, they have succeeded in attracting the hearts of teenagers so that their fanbase is getting bigger day by day. They also officially named their fans as ‘Carat’ which symbolizes the diamonds.
After 5 years of work
last May, Seventeen celebrated their 5th anniversary. They also celebrated their happy day by donating to help educating children and youth in need. They say May 26, 2020 is a very meaningful day for them and their fans, Carat. But they also want to share their love for the many people who are chasing their dreams. Actually, this is not the first time they have done this noble thing. Last year they participated in a campaign to provide safe houses for children and youth in need.
As a special gift for Carat
they released a music video for one of their songs entitled “Snap Shoot”. This song is one of their singles on their third album, entitled “An Ode”. The music video was produced directly by Mingyu who acts as producer, director, editor and stylist.
Big Bang is one of the most popular boy group from South Korean that dubbed as the Kings of K – Pop. Unlike the other new popular K – Pop girl or boy groups that debuted after 2010, Big Bang has debuted since 2006 and it is still exist until nowadays. However, because of some members have to go through mandatory military service, Big Bang has not yet being very active lately.
After the release of their single song “Flower Road”, Big Bang has not yet comeback with their latest song. For those who are not familiar with this boy group, here are fun facts you might want to know about Big Bang.
The Members of Big Bang
For those who have not known, Big Bang was originally consisted of five members. They are Daesung, G – Dragon, T.O.P, Taeyang and Seungri. But, since the burning sun scandal which involves one of the famous members in Big Bang, Seungri, he decided to leave this boy group and retired from entertainment industry in South Korea.
Nevertheless, Big Bang used to have six lineup for their pre – debut but it was changed because in the final elimination round, the former member, Jang Hyunseung, was cut off. Debuted under the big entertainment label industry in South Korea, YG Entertainment, has made their debut way easier.
The Early Years of Debut
Their first performance was during the YG Family 10th Anniversary concert in Seoul. The first single of this boy group was Bigbang which has some tracks from “We Belong Together”, “This Love” and “A Fool of Tears”. “This Love” and “We Belong Together” were adaptations version from the popular songs released by Maroon 5 and Mariah Carey.
The Genre of Music
Big Bang brings a new genre of music which made their songs fresh and catchy for the fans across the globe. They combined urban Western sound with a K – Pop vibes in it which has attracted both Eastern and Western audiences because of their uniqueness. For example, their “A Fool of Tears” singles was a modification between R & B slow jam vibe with slightly K – Pop flavors.
During their first debut, the members performed clean and smooth dance moves which has become their main attractiveness. However, their next single was Bigbang is V.I.P which also comprised of “Ma Girl” and “La La La”. Just like their previous single, Big Bang continued to bring urban R&B vibes in it.
Big Bang successfully built unique reputation as the mischievous, bad boys http://188.8.131.52 in school but magnetic and fun boys who attract many people to hang out with them. But since August of 2007, Big Bang decided to shift their genre of music from urban R&B to electronic music.
During their career in South Korean entertainment industry, Big Bang has gained numerous awards both from domestic and international festivals. The track called “Lies” has landed them a lot of awards such as “Song of the Year” and “Best Male Group” from Mnet Asian Music Awards 2007.
The K-pop industry is full of untold stories behind them. A lot of things have happened before they can get to their success day. Those things also happened to Beast, or it is now better known as Highlight, is a boy group from South Korea who is under the Cube Entertainment agency. Beast’s first debut was on October 16, 2009 with the release of ‘Beast is the Best’ album with its hits single ‘Bad Girl’. There is a documentary that shows their activities during their first debut, the documentary is called the MTV B2ST. This documentary features the members recording their first music video.
For the first formation of this boy group
Beast consisted of 6 official members, they are Son Dong-woon, Yoon Doo-joon, Yong Jun-hyung, Lee Gi-kwang, Yang Yo-seob, and Jang Hyun-seung. But unfortunately, Jang Hyun-seung left the group on April 19, 2016. Beast members used to be trainees from different agencies. Of all the members, four members came from JYP Entertainment. Meanwhile, the other one came from YG Entertainment, and the Cube Entertainment audition who made it through.
Because of the member who came from different agencies, at that time a lot of people said that Beast was an “outcast” boy group. Many people think their presence is one-sided. Even after their first debut, they did not immediately gain popularity like other boy groups. However, over time, this group was slowly being recognized by the public.
In the early 2010
Beast promoted a single called ‘Mystery’ which was taken from their live mini album at various music shows. The unique thing is, they make their own http://184.108.40.206 videos with a humorous and amateurish impression. The video also features their fellow girl groups, Girl Generation and Kara. And the unexpected happened, this mini album sold more than 40,000 copies. Beast also managed to score extraordinary achievements, especially since they were a rookie boy group. One month later, the mini album’s sales increased by 20,000 copies. Another success they got is when they released their comeback mini album entitled ‘Shock of the New Era’ with their hit single ‘Shock’. This single earned them their first trophy.
However, after a 7-year career under Cube Entertainment, on December 15, 2016, Beast officially announced their new label, Around Us Entertainment. This was followed by the change of their group name to ‘Highlight’.
The change of the group name gave some pretty significant changes. These changes can at least make us differentiate between Beast and Highlight. One of the very noticeable change is the color of their music. Even though the song writer team that this boy group work with was the same team when they were still using the name Beast, the different sound of the music was quite obvious. While still using the name Beast, they tended to be famous for heartbreaking ballad songs like ‘Good Luck’ or ‘12:30’. However, this time, Highlight created cheerful songs like ‘Plz Don’t Be Sad’. They said that this change happened by accident.
South Korea is always associated with the existence of quirky and multitalented k-pop boy bands or girl bands that are becoming a favorite of young people nowadays. These groups have their own charm. One of them is a boy group called WINNER. WINNER is a boy group who have been under the YG Entertainment since 2013. This boy group was formed from a tv program called ‘Mnet WIN: Who Is Next’. Their first debut was on August 17 2014 by releasing a studio album titled ‘2014 S/S’. There are two single hits from this album entitled ‘Empty’ and ‘Color Ring’. ‘Empty’ with mid-tempo hip-hop nuance was uploaded on their YouTube account and quickly gained 1 million views in less than 24 hours.
The same thing happened to ‘Color Ring’ which took the flow of alternative rock. The success of the album was really seen when WINNER managed to occupy the first position on iTunes in several countries in Asia such as Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Indonesia. In fact, YG Entertainment shares experienced a rise on Winner’s debut day. With their success, WINNER was nicknamed as the “Monster rookies” when they first debuted because it rarely happens to new groups. Moreover, in this project, all WINNER members helped the production process, choreography, to the design.
They also expanded their wings of success by doing their album promo with the title ‘S/S: Japan Collection in Japan’. The tour was carried out. Their first solo concert was held in Tokyo on September 11th. Then, exactly a month later on October 11th, they wrapped up the tour which was attended by a total of 25,000 fans. WINNER’s name was also listed in Fuse magazine as “13 Top Breakout Artist of 2014”. Their names are side by side with other famous singers such as Sam Smith and Jhene Aiko.
At the beginning of its formation
this boy group had 5 members consisting of Jinwoo, Mino, Seunghoon, Seungyoon, and Taehyun. But unfortunately, on October 12, YG Entertainment announced that Taehyun had to rest because of his emerging health problems http://220.127.116.11. Even though at that time, WINNER was doing an ‘Exit Movement Tour’. But, one month later, Taehyun decided to leave WINNER, setting aside 4 other members. It was a difficult situation for them, but they decided to continue WINNER with 4 members only.
In 2017, WINNER made a comeback by releasing an album which has two songs, ‘Really Really’ and ‘Fool’. As usual, their songs are selling well in the market. ‘Really Really’ quickly took 3rd place on Billboard’s World Digital Song Sales. Likewise, with ‘Fools’ who managed to occupy the fourth place and won the title as the Best of the Week song on Apple Music.
Then in August, they made a comeback again by releasing a single album entitled ‘Our Twenty For’ which has 2 single hits titled ‘Love Me Love Me’ and ‘Island’. The single ‘Love Me Love Me’ was selected as one of the 20 best k-pop songs in 2017. Then in November, they had the opportunity to shoot a show, ‘Youth Over Flower’, which was filmed in Western Australia.
Did you know that k-pop is the 7th most popular genre in the world? That’s right, the International Federation of Phonography Industry states that K-pop is ranked 7th in the music genre in the world. This has become an open secret for everyone. This music genre has become one of the genres of music that can be enjoyed by many people globally. This is also because there have been many new boy or girl groups from South Korea from year to year.
BIGFLO a boy group from South Korea, is one of those popular boy groups. The group, which initially had 9 members, was formed by HO Company. HO Company has also been known to have launched many famous musicians in South Korea. When it was first formed on June 19 2014, BIGFLO’s permanent members were Jungkyun, HighTop, Ron, Yuseong and Jiwook (Z-UK). Then, on the first of year, namely June 18 2015, they decided to add one new member. It was Kichun who became the new member. Kichun’s skills are singing, dancing and acting. He is good at all of those things. Apart from that, he is also very fluent in Japanese, Korean and Chinese. But unfortunately, Kichun’s presence in BIGFLO didn’t last long. Because, on December 13, 2016, one year after he officially became a member of BIGFLO, he and Z-UK decided to leave the group.
On his official Instagram account
Kichun announced his retirement and left a message to always support BIGFLO whatever their next project is. The same was done by Z-UK. He uploaded a photo apologizing for the decision he had to make. He also explained why he decided to leave the boy group that had raised his name. It didn’t take long for BIGFLO to get new members again, in February 2017, right when they were promoting their mini album “Stardom”, three new members namely Lex, Sungmin, and Eunjin officially joined BIGFLO.
BIGFLO made their first debut on June 23, 2014, exactly 4 days after they officially formed. ‘First Flow’ EP which contained 3 songs was released. The three songs include ‘Delilah’, ‘Its You Again’, and ‘Fly’. The songs in ‘First Flow’ were selected songs that reflect the character, individuality, and characteristics of each BIGFLO member. They were all involved in the making process which took three months. Jungkyun, the group leader, and HighTop took part in writing the lyrics and did the song arrangement.
The success of this debut album made BIGFLO re-release the song ‘Delilah’ ‘daftar sbobet‘, but in the Japanese version. This is also done because on April 15 2015, they signed a contract with a Japanese entertainment company, KISS Entertainment. This company has also collaborated a lot with other Korean groups such as Girl’s Day and BtoB. This collaboration was followed by BIGFLO’s solo concert in Japan on April 18 and 26.
South Korea never seems to run out of mind to give us a spectacular boy group. One of JYP Entertainment’s boy group who currently rising is GOT7. Their first debut occurred in 2014 in January. At that time their mini album, entitled ‘Got it?’ successfully occupied the #1 position on the Billboard World Albums Chart. This was an important stepping stone for GOT7 so that they began to gain popularity.
What makes GOT7 different from other boy groups is that when they show their stage actions, there are always elements of martial arts and street dance in their dance choreography. This is something that is rarely done by other boy groups.
The boy group’s popularity then expanded when Sony Music Entertainment took a glance and invited them to work together on the release of their song entitled “Around the World” in 2014. A year later, they released two single hits with the title ‘Mad’ and ‘Just Right’. Seeing the enthusiasm of the fans responding to this single, GOT7 then released a music video devoted to the song ‘Just Right’. Remarkably, until 2017, this music video has won more than 100 million views on YouTube.
As the name implies
GOT7 has 7 members who are very multitalented, they are JB, Mark, Jinyoung, Jackson, Youngjae, BamBam and Yugyeom. The age gap of each member to the other is not far. The good news is that on November 30th, GOT7 will be making their second comeback. On GOT7’s official SNS social network, they posted a poster containing information about their comeback album entitled ‘Breath of Love: Last Piece’. The first single of this album is ‘Breath’ which will be released on November 23 2020.
Their comeback album ‘Breath of Love: Last Piece’ will be their next full album after releasing their previous album “Present: You’ in 2018. This album is also GOT7’s 4th album. To answer the curiosity of their fans, on November 13th, 10 playlists were released that will spoil the ears of GOT7 listeners. The songs consist of ‘sbobet indonesia‘, ‘Breath’, ‘Born Ready’, ‘LAST PIECE’, ‘WAVE’, ‘SPECIAL’, ‘Waiting For You’, ‘Now I’ll Do It’, ‘We Are Young’, and the last is ‘I Mean It’. Out of all these songs, ‘Breath’ and ‘Last Piece’ will be the main singles of this album.
the process of making this album really involved all GOT7 members. In fact, they all participated and showed their talents in composing 7 songs for the album. Like Youngjae, he wrote song lyrics and composed the main song ‘Breath’, while JB wrote the lyrics and became a composer for the song ‘Last Piece’. Later, Mark wrote the lyrics for the song ‘Born Ready’, while Jackson wrote the lyrics for the song as well as arranged ‘SPECIAL’. ‘WAVE’ was written and composed directly by Jinyoung, and the song ‘Waiting For You’ was written by Bambam.