Category: Solo Artists and Groups: P-Z

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

 

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.

SS501: Five Men United As One

SS501
SS501

SS501 debuted in 2005 under DSP Media, the same year as SM Entertainment’s mega-group, Super Junior. The male group, made up Park Jung Min, Kim Hyung Joon, Kim Hyun Joong, Heo Young Saeng and Kim Kyu Jong, displays a range of pop music styles marked with complex Kpop dance moves. The members chose SS501 as their name as an expression of their unity: Super Star Five United As One. . . . Click here to continue reading on KPOPIANA.

Seo In Young (Elly): Elly-vated Kpop Idol

Seo In Young (Elly), KPOPIANA, http://kpoparchives.omeka.net/items/show/1285
Seo In Young (Elly), KPOPIANA, http://kpoparchives.omeka.net/items/show/1285

Seo In Young (also known as Elly) is a solo Kpop artist who is also known for her acting, dancing, modeling, and MC work. Originally a member of the girl group Jewelry, Seo In Young made her solo debut in early 2007, signing with the Star Empire Entertainment Label.

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SE7EN: You Can Bet On Him

Se7en (Choi Dong-Wook), KPOPIANA, http://kpoparchives.omeka.net/items/show/1092

Se7en (Choi Dong Wook) has been signed with YG Entertainment since he debuted in 2003. In addition to his Korean music career, Se7en has also debuted in Japan (2005) and has made in-roads in China and the United States. He is also known for his decision not to lip synch during live performances, and his dedication to music has been recognized via several awards, including numerous MNET and Golden Disc awards and a Seoul Music Award.

To see the enhanced profile, including discographies and videographies, click the image to go to KPOPIANA, KPK’s multimedia database on Korean popular music of the Hallyu era!

Rania: Attempting a Kpop Queendom

Rania, KPOPIANA, http://kpoparchives.omeka.net/items/show/1084
Rania, KPOPIANA, http://kpoparchives.omeka.net/items/show/1084

Signed with DR Music, Rania debuted in April 2011 with seven members: Saem (Hwang Se Mi), Riko (Kim Joo Yeon), Jooyi (Yoo Joo Yi), Di (Kim Da Rae), T-ae (Lee Seul Mi), Xia, (Jang Jin Young), and Joy (Kim Ji Hye). The group is considered a multicultural one since current and former members come from China, Korea, and Thailand and speak a variety of languages.

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Son Dam Bi: Sound of Dam Bi

Son Dam Bi, KPOPIANA, http://kpoparchives.omeka.net/items/show/1199
Son Dam Bi, KPOPIANA, http://kpoparchives.omeka.net/items/show/1199

Son Dam Bi is a solo female artist who debuted  in 2007 on the Pledis Entertainment label. That same year, FT ISLAND, Wonder Girls, and Girl’s Generation also debuted, making Son Dam Bi’s introduction as a solo artist even more unique. In addition to her singing and dancing skills, which she has won several awards for, Son Dam Bi has also dabbled in acting by appearing on Korean television shows (We Got Married) and a Korean drama (Light and Shadow).

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Sechs Kies: Pebbles Rippling Out to Hallyu

Sechs Kies, KPOPIANA, http://kpoparchives.omeka.net/items/show/1252
Sechs Kies, KPOPIANA, http://kpoparchives.omeka.net/items/show/1252

During their three year tenure, Sechs Kies (German for “six pebbles”) successfully mastered and promoted several genres of music (pop, rap, R&B). Their efforts earned a number of awards (almost all Bonsang awards) from various entities, including Mnet’s Golden Disk and Korean Music Television Awards.

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