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While Internet searches for the stylized name SM☆SH bring back results about an Indonesian pop group with the same name, in K-pop, SM☆SH (SMASH) is a five-member group made up of World (Nam Hyun), Jerry (Shim Min Gyu), Naru (Joo Young Suk), Hanbang (also known as One Shot; Han Jung Soo), and Hero (Kim Min Soo). Cheon Woo (Lee Jin Yong) was also an original member, but he left the group in 2010. The group was created by and is signed with Tony Ahn’s company, TN Entertainment.

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BASICS

L to R: Min Chul, Han Bi, Yun Hwa, Chan Yang, Kim Joon; Photo Credit: http://generationofl-k-popers.blogspot.com/2011/01/buat-yang-suka-t-max-boy-band-korea-ayo.html

 Name   T-Max
 Meaning of Name   “T” stands for Triple or Trinity (for the group’s 3 original members), and they will present energy and talent “to the Max”
 Members
  • Min Chul (Shin Min Chul, leader)
  • Kim Joon (Kim Hyung Jun) – Military duty
  • Yun Hwa (Park Yun Hwa) – Military Duty
  • Chan Yang (Joo Chan Yang)*
  • Han Bi (Park Dong Il)*

* – new members

 Debut   July 19, 2007
 Status   Active
 Label  2Step/Planet905 Entertainment (2007-present)
 Fan Name
  • Mighty Max
 Origin of Fan Name
  • Unclear
 Fan Club Website(s)
 Related Websites

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FAN FACTS

Official Fan Color: Pearl Midnight Blue

Individual Projects

  • Kim Joon: Boys Over Flowers (2009, Woo Bin); Pygmalion’s Love (2010, Hyung Joon); Crime Squad (Detectives on Trouble) (2011, Detective Shin Dong Jin)
  • Han Bi: Birdie Buddy (2011)

Awards

  • 2009 Publicity Ambassador of Youth smoking prevention campaign
  • 2010 Publicity Ambassador of Gyeonggi Children and Young People

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VIDEOS

Don’t Be Rude


Paradise – Official Boys Over Flowers Ver.


Motto Paradise – Paradise Japanese Ver.


Want


Jun Be O.K. – Feat. Kim Hyun Joong


My Love


Lion Heart


Blooming

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DISCOGRAPHY: KOREAN RELEASES

She Was Crying (그녀가 울어) (Release Date: September 27, 2011)(Label: Ogam Entertainment)

  1. She Was Crying
  2. This Guy – Club Remix Ver.
  Born to the Max (Release Date: June 3, 2010)(Label: Neowiz Entertainment)

  1. Born to the Max (Intro)
  2. Who Can Say (해줄 수 있는 말)
  3. Don’t Be Rude (까불지마)
  4. Marie (마리)
  5. 심장이 열 번 뛰기 전에 (Before You Run Ten Times Your Heart)
  6. Able to Be The One (Interlude) [하나가 될 수 있게 (Interlude)]
  7. Say My Name
  8. Let’s Go (가자 Go)
  9. Working On It (이런 놈이야)
  10. Poor You (나쁜 널)
  11. Romantic Blues
  12. Must Confess (고백합니다) – Bonus Track
  13. 원해 (I want) – Rockin’Beats Mix, Bonus Track
  Boys Over Flowers OST Part 1 (Release Date: January 23, 2009)

  1. Paradise
Love Parade (Release Date: September 3, 2009)(Label: CJ E&M)

  1. 원해 (I Want)
  2. 원해 (I Want) – Instrumental Ver.
Single Collection (Release Date: July 9, 2009)(Label: CJ E&M)

  1. Preparation O.K. (Jun Be O.K.) – Kim Joon solo
  2. Why Did You Do It? (feat. Kim Joon) – Min Chul solo
  3. Don’t Cry – Yun Hwa solo
  Run To You (Release Date: December 24, 2008)(Label: CJ E&M)

  1. My Love (널 사랑해)
  2. Lion Heart – Winter Romance Ver.
  3. My Love – Core Mix Ver.
  4. Blooming
Lion Heart (Release Date: December 7, 2007)(Label: CJ E&M)

  1. Lion Heart
  2. Open Up My Heart
  3. Lion Heart – Instrumental Ver.
Blooming (Release Date: June 13, 2007)(Label: CJ E&M)

  1. Blooming
  2. Cavities (충치)
  3. Bang Bang Boom!
  4. Blooming – Instrumental Ver.


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Motto Paradise (Release Date: September 2, 2009)

  1. Motto Paradise (Almost Paradise)
  2. Be Mine!
  3. Motto Paradise – Instrumental Ver.
  4. Be Mine! – Instrumental Ver.

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L to R: Jang Hyun, Kota, Ju Bi, Seung Ah, Misung; Photo Credit: http://lovelaughlisten.wordpress.com/2011/06/06/spotlight-sunny-hill-joins-the-midnight-circus/

Name Sunny Hill
Meaning of Name Unclear
Members
  • Jang Hyun (Kim Jang Hyun, leader)
  • Seung Ah (Lee Seung Ah)
  • Ju Bi (Kim Eun Young)
  • Misung (Lee Mi Sung)
  • Kota (Ahn Jin Ah, maknae)
Debut September 20, 2007
Status Active
Label Nega Network (2007-2010), LOEN Entertainment (2010-present)
Fan Name
  • HːLLЁR (Pronounced “Hiller”, official)
  • Sunshines
Origin of Fan Name
  • Originally fans called themselves ‘Sunshines,’ but during the group’s comeback in 2011 the official fancafe voted to change the name to HːLLЁR.
Fan Club Website(s)
Related Websites

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FAN FACTS

  • Sunny Hill originally debuted in 2007 as a 3-member group with Jang Hyun, Ju Bi, and Seung Ah. Kota was added in 2010, and Misung was added in 2011.
  • Jang Hyun was one of the 5 winners of Let’s Coke Play Battle Shinhwa! and was accepted into the group Battle. He left to go to university before the group debuted.
  • The group was featured in  the music video for Narsha’s (from Brown Eyed Girls) Mama Mia
  • The female members of Sunny Hill recorded an OST for the drama The Greatest Love in 2011 called “Pit-a-Pat”

Awards

2007

  • Cyworld Digital Music Awards – Rookie of the Month

2011

  • 3rd Melon Music Awards – Music Style Best OST (“Pit-a-pat” for The Greatest Love)


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VIDEOS

Pray


Midnight Circus


Love is All I Know


Ringback Tone

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Pray (Release Date: August 5, 2011)(Label: LOEN Entertainment)

  1. 기도(Pray)
  2. 기도(Pray) – Instrumental Ver.
  Midnight Circus (Release Date: June 9, 2011)(Label: LOEN Entertainment)

  1. Girl with an Accordian (Intro)
  2. 꼭두각시 (Puppetry)
  3. Midnigh Circus
  4. Let’s Talk About (feat. Jia)
  5. 기도 (Pray) – Preview
  6. Midnight Circus – Instrumental Ver.
  2008 Is My Summer (Release Date: July 3, 2008)(Label: Nega Network)

  1. 사랑밖엔 난 몰라 (Love is All I Know)
  2. 고무줄 (Sub. COOL하게 컴백 – Comeback) [Elastic, or Cool Makes a Comeback]
  3. My Girl
  4. 사랑밖엔 난 몰라 (Love is All I Know) – Instrumental Ver.
  5. 고무줄 (Sub. COOL하게 컴백 – Comeback) [Elastic, or Cool Makes a Comeback] – Instrumental Ver.
  6. My Girl – Instrumental Ver.
  Winter Story (Release Date: November 15, 2007)(Label: Nega Network)

  1. Winter Story
  2. Winter Story – Instrumental Ver.
  Love Letter (Release Date: September 20, 2007)(Label: Nega Network)

  1. 너니까 (You’re the One)
  2. Good-bye New York
  3. 통화 연결음 (Ringback Tone)
  4. 가버려 (Just Walk Away)
  5. 너니까 (You’re the One) – Instrumental Ver.
  6. Good-bye New York – Instrumental Ver.
  7. 통화 연결음 (Ringback Tone) – Instrumental Ver.
  8. 가버려 (Just Walk Away) – Instrumental Ver.


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Name Piggy Dolls
Meaning of Name Chosen by all three members, the name is a play on the group The Pussycat Dolls. Their name and original debut image show that they want to break the stereotype that female K-pop idols must be skinny in order to be confident and successful.
Members
  • Min Sun (Kim Min Sun, leader)
  • Jiyeon (Lee Jiyeon)
  • Ji Eun (Park Ji Eun, maknae)
Debut January 6, 2011
Status Active
Label LOEN Entertainment (2011-present)
Fan Name
  • Piglets
Origin of Fan Name
  • Unclear
Fan Club Website(s)
Related Websites

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FAN FACTS

  • Min Sun was a member of the group Mong Shil Sisters from December 2009 through June 2010

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VIDEOS

Hakuna Matata (No Worries)


This Girl I Know


Trend

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  Hakuna Matata (Release Date: July 25, 2011)(Label: LOEN Entertainmnet)

  1. Piggy Dolls (Intro)
  2. This Girl I Know (아는여자)
  3. Luv Game
  4. 어제까진 (Until Yesterday)
  5. Hakuna Matata (하쿠나 마타타)
  6. Shout
  7. Trend
  8. 그거 아니 (You Know)
  9. Darling
  10. 아니잖아 (It’s Not)
  11. 이 노래 (This Song)
  Piggy Style (Release Date: January 7, 2011)(Label: LOEN Entertainment)

  1. Intro
  2. Trend
  3. 그거 아니 (You Know)
  4. Darling
  5. 아니잖아 (It’s Not)


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