2NE1: Music for Anyone

2NE1

2NE1

2NE1 burst onto the music scene in 2009 with their debut song Fire. The group’s name means “New Evolution of the 21st Century,” showing that they want to add their unique style to the existing pop music industry. After making a name for themselves in Korea with their popular songs, the group also debuted in Japan with their hit single I am the Best. The four girls aim to show the world their music for everyone. . . . Click here to continue reading on KPOPIANA.

CN Blue: Code Name Blue

 

CN Blue

CN BLUE is an acronym for Code Name: Burning, Lovely, Untouchable, Emotional. Each adjective refers to each individual member of the four-man rock band. They made their debut with the album Now or Never in Japan in 2009 under AI Entertainment, followed by their Korean debut in 2010 with FNC Music. . . Click here to continue reading on KPOPIANA.

2PM: They’re Your Men

2PM

2PM

2PM debuted in 2008 under JYP Entertainment. Other groups debuting that year included sister group 2AM, and Davichi, SHINee, and U-KISS. A sub-group of One Day (made up of 2AM and 2PM), 2PM debuted with seven members: Park Jae Beom (Jaebeom), Kim Jun Su (Junsu), Nichkhun Horvejkul (Nichkhun), Ok Taec Yeon (Taecyeon), Jang Woo Young (Wooyoung), Lee Jun Ho (Junho), and Hwang Chan Sung (Chansung). The group is known for their athletic choreography and for breaking away from the modern boy-band “flower boy” (kkotminam) image. . . . Click here to continue reading on KPOPIANA.

BEAST/B2ST: B2UTY and the BEAST

BEAST

BEAST

Beast debuted in 2009 under Cube Entertainment. Other groups that debuted that same year were 4Minute, 2NE1, After School, T-Ara, MBLAQ, Secret, and f(x). Beast debuted with six members- Yoon Dujun (Dujun), Son Dong-woon (Dongwoon), Lee Gi-kwang (Gikwang), Yang Yo-seob (Yoseob), Jang Hyun-seung (Hyunseung), and Yong Jun-hyung (Junhyung). Originally formed as B2ST, they soon changed their name to BEAST prior to debuting. However, they continue to use “B2ST” in all their promotions. At first, Beast was referred to as the “Recycled Group” because of the members’ associations with past groups, such as Hyunseung’s prior training with BigBang. Nevertheless, they were able to surpass such nicknames by showing their own style. The group is known for their fierce and signature choreography, as well as a free yet handsome, youthful appearance.. . . Click here to continue reading on KPOPIANA.

Boyfriend: Can They Be Yours?

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Boyfriend

Boyfriend debuted in 2011 under Starship Entertainment (labelmates: Sistar and K.Will). Their debut contemporaries include boy group B1A4 and girl group A Pink. Boyfriend has six members: Kim Dong Hyun (Donghyun), Shim Hyun Seong (Hyunseong), Lee Jeong Min (Jeongmin), Jo Young Min (Youngmin), Jo Kwang Min (Kwangmin), and No Min Woo (Minwoo). A unique feature of this group’s members is twin brothers Youngmin and Kwangmin. . . .Click here to continue reading the enhanced profile on KPOPIANA, KPK’s multimedia database for K-pop.