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.

KPK 2.0: The Next Generation of K-pop Profiles

As you know, KPK is dedicated to collecting information about Hallyu-era K-pop. To that end, we are in the process of creating enhanced profiles of Kpop artists and groups, with even more information!

KPOPIANA is a collaborative digital humanities project that aims to collect and organize information about Korean popular music of the Hallyu era (1992-present).  It is built on the Omeka platform, which” is web-publishing platform that allows anyone with an account to create or collaborate on a website to display collections and build digital exhibitions.”  This allows us to present information in a more interactive kind of way.

Members of KPK are in the process of migrating profiles from WordPress to Omeka, as well as creating new profiles in Omeka.  Check out some of your favorite profiles:

2NE1: Music for Anyone

2PM: They’re Your Men

B2UTY and the BEAST

Boyfriend: Can They Be Yours?

CN BLUE: Code Name BLUE

Epik High: Epic Music

f(x): The Perfect Formula

SHINee: It’s Another World

SS501: Five Men United As One

AND, one new profile:

Fin.K.L

Don’t worry! You will always be able to find links for old and new profiles here on the KPK blog, or you can navigate straight to KPOPIANA as we migrate more profiles, so you never have to worry about where to find your K-pop info!  We’ll be rolling out new enhanced profiles over the next few months, so stay tuned!

CONFERENCE ABSTRACT: The Cultural Politics of Asian/Americans in Kpop @ Association of Asian American Studies

A Far East Movement: The Cultural Politics of Asian/Americans in Kpop

Dr. Crystal S. Anderson

Association of Asian American Studies Conference, Washington, DC

April 11-14, 2012

ABSTRACT

With the global spread of Hallyu (global Korean cultural movement expressed through music, television dramas and film), many have focused on the reception of Korean culture by other countries.  However, there is also a reciprocal movement, one where Asian/Americans migrate to the Korean popular music scene, bringing a sensibility reflecting experiences as people of color in the United States AND members of an Asian diaspora.  This paper explores the complicated results of such movement.   On one hand, Korean American artists like Jay Park have encountered obstacles in navigating the Kpop scene. Initially a member of the all-male group 2PM, Park created controversy over his abrupt departure and subsequent negative comments about Koreans.  His experience suggests challenges in acculturating to what seems to be a foreign culture to him as an Asian American.  On the other hand, Korean artists born or raised in the United States (i.e. Hyesung, and Andy of  Shinhwa) or Canada (i.e. Henry of Super Junior) seem to avoid the kinds of troubles that Park encounters.  In addition, Asian American groups such as Aziatix have gained a measure of success in Kpop. My paper will explore factors that may account for this difference.  In addition, American producers such as Steven Lee regularly work behind the scenes making music that draws on American R&B and soul, while Korean producers such as Yoo Young Jin work with African Americans to create what can only be described as Korean soul.  What are the implications of this transnational movement of culture? Is the reception of these subjects in Kpop impacted by transnational cultural politics?

IVY


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Ivy (Park Eun Hye) (Source: http://es.drama.wikia.com/wiki/Ivy)

 Name

 Park Eun Hye (IVY)

 Debut

 2005

 Status

 Active

 Label

  • Fantom Entertainment (2005 – 2009)
  • De Chocolate E &TF

 Fan Name

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FAN FACTS

Official Fan Color: 

Awards

2005

  • SBS GayoDaeJeon: Best New Female Singer
  • 20th Golden Disk Awards:Newcomer Award
2007
  • The 14th Korea Entertainment Arts Award: Best Female Dance Award
  • M.net KM Music Festival: Best Female Solo Artist
  • M.net Summer Break 20′s Choice: Best Female Artist
  • 22nd Golden Disk Awards: Digital Daesang
  • 22nd Golden Disk Awards: Digital Bonsang

Television Appearances

  • Nonstop 5 (MBC, 2005)
  • Banjun Drama (SBS, 2005)
  • High Kick! (episode 97 - MBC, 2007)
  • Tokyo Shower (SBS, 2008)

Concert Tours

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VIDEOS

Touch Me


GoodBye Tears


Sonata of Temptation


Tonight’s Secret


A-ha


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   I Be (October 2009) (De Chocolate E&TF)

  1. Sensation
  2. Crazy
  3. Touch Me
  4. 눈물아 안녕
  5. You Are The Ace (featuring JR GROOVE)
  6. Good
  7. 왜 나만 아프죠
  8. Adios
  9. 여자라서
  10. 안돼요 (featuring Ray Day)
  11. Left 2 Right
  12. 어차피 잊어야 할 사람
  13. Zoo (featuring Gilme)
  14. Peek-a-boo
  15. 보란듯이
  16. Touch Me (Electro Mix)
  DJ DOC - 풍류 (July 29, 2010) (Mnet Media)

3. 오늘밤_feat. IVY

   Cat’s Eye (February 1, 2009) (?)
  Tokyo Showers Original Soundtrack (2008)

Goodbye Tears

  MC Mong – The Way I Am (September 27, 2006) (Fantom Entertainment)

12. 못된 영화 (feat. IVY)

   A Sweet Moment (February 12, 2007) (Fantom Entertainment)

  1. C♡Pido
  2. 유혹의 소나타 (featuring Jin Goo)
  3. 이럴거면
  4. Ever
  5. 1 to 10
  6. 이별이 다 그렇죠
  7. 그날까지
  8. 좋아 (featuring Red Roc)
  9. The Message
  10. 사랑아 어떻해
  11. Nu Trend
  12. Gotta Do
  13. Antonio’s Song
  14. I Know
  Psy – Ssajip (July 2006) (Seoul Records)

12. 노크 (featuring IVY)

  Shinhwa – State of the Art (May 11, 2006) (Good Entertainment)

7. Highway Star (featuring IVY)

   My Sweet and Free Day (July 19, 2005) (Fantom Entertainment)

  1. (오늘밤 일; What Happened Tonight)
  2. Dawn Dawn Dawn
  3. Poison Ivy
  4. (바본가봐
  5. Do It
  6. A-ha
  7. 날 가지려면
  8. 기도 (Intro)
  9. 기도
  10. 고백
  11. One Step
  12. 낡은 자전거
  13. 델마와 루이스 (featuring Bobby Kim)
  14. 다 줄께

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JOO


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BASICS

 Name

 Jeong Min Joo (JOO)

 Debut

 2008

 Status

 Active

 Label

 JYP Entertainment

 Fan Name

 None

 Origin of Fan Name

 N/A

 Official Website

http://www.jype.com/#/joo/Profile.aspx

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Awards

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VIDEOS

Ice Cream


Bad Boy


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  Joo and Leeteuk –  Ice Cream (May 16, 2011) (JYP Entertainment)

  1. 아이스크림
   Heartmade (January 1, 2011) (JYP Entertainment)

  1. 나쁜남자
  2. 물한잔도 마실 수 없어
  3. 영화도 안보니 (featuring 찬성)
  4. 마주치고 나서
  5. 꿈만 같아
  6. 나쁜남자 (Ins trumental)
   Brand New Diva (August 10, 2008) (JYP Entertainment)

  1. 남자 때문에
  2. 어제처럼
  3. 얼굴
  4. 초연(貂緣)
  5. 남자 때문에 (MR)
  6. 어제처럼 (MR)

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