B.A.P.: Badmen

B.A.P

B.A.P

B.A.P (Best Absolute Perfect) was formed in 2012 under the TS Entertainment label. The six-member hip hop group includes Yongguk (Bang Yong Guk), Himchan (Kim Him Chan), Daehyun (Jung Dae Hyun), Youngjae (Yoo Young Jae), Jongup (Moon Jong Up), and Zelo (Choi Jun Hong). The group had a very strong debut, showcasing their strong personalities through rap, dance, and an intriguing (and ongoing) Alien Bunny mascot/concept. . . . Click here to read more at KPOPIANA!

1sagain: In Love With Love

1sagain

1sagain

1sagain (Park Jin Woo) is a male solo artist signed with Neuron Music. He debuted in 2002 and has consistently released music featuring his unique blend of soulful ballads mixed with elegant, thoughtful rap lyrics. . .Click here to read more at KPOPIANA.

2AM: K-pop’s Balladeers

2AM

2AM

2AM debuted in 2008 under JYP Entertainment. A subunit of One Day (made up of 2AM and 2PM), 2AM has four members: Lee Chang Min (Changmin), Im Seul Ong (Seulong), Jo Kwon (Jo Kwon), and Jeong Jin Woon (Jinwoon). The group is known for their emotional singing and moving ballads, which fits the group name given to them by Jin Young Park, who mentioned that the name 2AM “reflects the band’s sensitivity by capturing the feeling of the early morning, a time when you can sit back and reflect upon your day.” . . . . Click here to read more at KPOPIANA.

Block B: Busting Out

Block B

Block B

Seven member group Block B (short for Block Buster) debuted in 2011 under the Brand New Stardom label. Group members Zico (Woo Ji Ho), Taeil (Lee Taeil), B-Bomb (Lee Min Hyuk), Jaehyo (Ahn Jae Hyo), U-Kwon (Kim Yu Kwon), Kyung (Park Kyung), and P.O. (Pyo Ji Hoon) have made a mark in Kpop due to their rapping and performing skills. . . . Click here to read more at KPOPIANA.

Nell: The Language of Music

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Nell

Nell is a rock band including Kim Jong Wan (vocals, guitar, keyboard), Lee Jae Kyung (lead guitar), Lee Jung Hoon (bass), and Jung Jae Won (drums). Originally an independent group signed with the Goesoo Indigene label, Nell is now signed with Woolim Entertainment. Nell is named after the movie starring Jodie Foster, and the critically acclaimed foursome has become known for their melancholic music, lyrical subject matter, and accompanying visual concepts. . . . Click here to read more at KPOPIANA