JYJ: Kings or Princes?

JYJ, KPOPIANA, http://kpoparchives.omeka.net/items/show/815
JYJ, KPOPIANA, http://kpoparchives.omeka.net/items/show/815

JYJ (originally known as Junsu/Jaejoong/Yoochun in Japan) includes members Junsu (Kim Junsu; Xiah), Yoochun (Park Yoochun; Micky), and Jaejoong (Kim Jaejoong; Hero). After performing for several years as members of extremely popular male group TVXQ!, in 2009, the trio brought forward a lawsuit against their management company SM Entertainment, alleging significant problems with the contract’s length and associated distribution payments. . . . Click here to read more at KPOPIANA.

 

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ZE:A: Idols of Empire

ZE:A, KPOPIANA, http://kpoparchives.omeka.net/items/show/415
ZE:A, KPOPIANA, http://kpoparchives.omeka.net/items/show/415

ZE:A (Children of Empire) is a nine member male group. Currently signed with the Star Empire Entertainment, group members include Kevin (Kim Ji Yeop), Kwanghee, (Hwang Kwang Hee), Siwan (Im Si Wan), Jun Young (Moon Jun Young), Tae Heon (Kim Tae Heon), Heechul (Jung Hee Chul), Minwoo (Ha Min Woo), Hyungsik (Park Hyung Sik), and Dongjun (Kim Dong Jun). . . . Click here to read more at KPOPIANA

 

Miss A: A Touch of Class

MIss A, KPOPIANA, http://kpoparchives.omeka.net/items/show/255
MIss A, KPOPIANA, http://kpoparchives.omeka.net/items/show/255

Miss A is a four-member female group that was formed by famed producer Jin Young Park (JYP Entertainment. Predebut, the group was originally known in China as “Sisters,” and had five members. Eventually, the fifth member joined Wonder Girls (member: Lim), and further auditions solidified the current group. As Miss A, members Fei (Wang Fei Fei), Jia (Meng Jia), Suzy (Bae Su Ji), and Min (Lee Min Young) are managed by AQ Entertainment, a subsidiary company at JYP Entertainment. . . . Click here to read more at KPOPIANA.

 

Park Hyo Shin: The Soulful Voice of K-pop

Park Hyo Shin
Park Hyo Shin

Park Hyo Shin is a solo artist who performs rhythm and blues and is well-known for his deep, rich and versatile baritone voice. Currently signed with Jellyfish Entertainment, Park often performs with other Korean soul singers, including Brown Eyed Soul, Wheesung, and Gummy. . . Click here to read more at KPOPIANA.

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.


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Dara (2NE1)
Dara (2NE1)

SHINee: It’s Another World

SHINee
SHINee

SHINee debuted in 2008 under the S.M. Entertainment label. During the same year, U-KISS, Davichi, and 2AM also debuted. SHINee has five members: Onew (Lee Jinki), Jonghyun (Kim Jonghyun), Key (Kim Kibum), Minho (Choi Minho) and Taemin (Lee Taemin). Known for their emotional songs, avant-garde fashion, and mastery of difficult choreography, SHINee call themselves a contemporary band who aims to set music, dance, and fashion trends around the world. . . . Click here to continue reading on KPOPIANA.

Epik High: Epik Music

Epik High
Epik High

Epik High, consisting of Tablo, Mithra Jin, and DJ Tukutz, began their musical journey together in 2003 with Woollim Entertainment, releasing several successful albums. Their efforts helped make the hip hop genre more popular in Korea. In 2009, the members of Epik High created their own music label, Map the Soul Inc. . . . Click here to continue reading on KPOPIANA.

Fin.K.L

Fin.K.L
Fin.K.L

Fin.K.L. (Fine Killing Liberty) is a four-member female group managed by DSP Media. The original members were Annie Lee, Lee Jin, Ock Joo Hyun, and Sung Yu Ri. Before Fin.K.L debuted, Annie Lee left the group, and Lee Hyori was discovered and completed the group. Fin.K.L debuted in May of 1998. Their debut contemporaries include legendary male Kpop group Shinhwa and influential hip-hop group 1TYM. . . . Click here to continue reading on KPOPIANA.

f(x): The Perfect Formula

f(x)
f(x)

f(x) debuted in 2009 under the SM Entertainment label. That same year, After School, 2NE1, and BEAST (B2ST) also were introduced to Kpop fans. f(x) has five members: Song Qian (Victoria), Amber Josephine Liu (Amber), Park Sun Young (Luna), Choi Jin Ri (Sulli) and Jung Soo Jung (Krystal). The group is known for its international membership — Victoria is from China, while Amber and Krystal hail from the United States. . . . Click here to continue reading on KPOPIANA.