As promised, Yang Hyun Suk is back again with more news! This time, the YG Entertainment CEO reveals more information regarding the company’s latest girl group as well as his fresh K-Pop Star artists Akdong Musician and LEE HI. His message is available below:
When will YG’s new girl group make their debut?
We are planning October for YG’s new girl group’s debut. The group has been preparing for a long time at YG – their debut is YG’s first one in 4 years since BIGBANG’s debut in 2006 and 2NE1’s in 2009.
The trilingual members are fluent in Korean, English and Japanese. Despite their young age, an average of 17 year old, they are arousing deep attention not only in Korea but also overseas.
How many members in the group?
The project initially started off with a plan of 10 or more members in the group, but throughout the years there has been a fierce competition among tens of try-out singers and now remain 6 members.
Unfortunately Yuna Kim, who was discovered on Superstar K, had to be excluded from the team for personal reasons. However, Eunbi Kim, a contestant from the same program, remains as one of the 6 members.
What is the promotional tactic of the new girl group?
We are adopting a debut method that is utterly different from the conventional debuting ways that was applied to other YG girl groups. From October, we will be debuting one or two members at a time to see whether they are apt for the public. When we can see that the audience likes them, then we will move on to forming a proper group.
BigBang’s all five members, on the other hand, made a debut as a group and then started working on their own work. It will help you understand better when I say that we are going the completely opposite direction with YG’s new girl group.
In a nutshell, each member makes a debut first, and then they will come together to form a group.
Right now I am in Japan with Akdong Musician and Lee Hi.
Akdong Musician once said in an interview that Lee Hi would be the most “difficult” artist to befriend. For me, both Akdong Musician and Lee Hi are still a tad “difficult”, since they are the latest comers to our agency. I feel that we still need some ice-breaking to do. So using Daesung’s Japan concert as an excuse, I asked them to accompany me to Japan so that I can spend some quality time with them.
On the first day of arrival, their ice has become a lot thinner, thanks to the visit to Disney Land. I joined them later that day for dinner. Frankly, because Soo-hyun, our youngest (which means Lee Hi is no longer the youngest), just turned 15 and others are also just teenagers, I was worried about the generation gap. But I thoroughly enjoyed spending time with them and was impressed by their bright and positive attitudes.
I will come back with more details of their album release later!
When will Kang Seung-yoon, the ex-Superstar K contestant, be debuting?
To be continued… see you all tomorrow!
Are you excited to see what else Yang Hyun Suk has in store?
New boy group, M.I.K has just revealed a video teaser for its debut single Get Away.
Global Artist Entertainment (G.A Entertainment) is debuting a new boy group, named M.I.K, and a music video teaser for its debut single, Get Away, has just been released. M.I.K which stands for ‘Move In Key’ is composed of 4 male members: Sin as the leader, Jay and Czero as the vocalists and the rapper Sakoo.
… Not really, because they’ve just started! Bangtan Boys (aka BTS) have officially made their debut this week with promotions of their debut track, No More Dream.
With small details of this fresh new group released a while back, the anticipation is finally over as they take the stage on Mnet‘s M! Countdown and KBS‘ Music Bank with No More Dream and We Are Bulletproof Pt. 2.
Watch members Rap Monster, Jin, Suga, V, Jimin, J-Hope and Jung Kook showcase their rap and vocal skills in the performances below:
If that wasn’t enough for you, check out their music video for close up and high definition eye candy:
How are you liking this new group?
Henry revealed the acoustic version of his new song as a soloist, Trap, on Kiss The Radio on June 8. In the video, he wows Super Junior’s Shindong and Ryeowook with his piano skill. He plays the piano and sings a part of Trap.
“Ryeowook and Shindong must be proud of Henry”
“This is one of the best acoustic”
“Henry is so talented.”
Check out the video below:
When it was announced that Super Junior-M‘s vocalist, Henry Lau, would be venturing into the realm of a solo career, ELF‘s worldwide were set into a frenzy.
After the release of his first official solo album of the same name, Henry Lau and SM Entertainment unleashed the MV for his title track Trap on their official YouTube channel.
Moments after its release, reactions and comments from the worldwide fans began pouring in at a record rate. After only a few hours after going live, the MV has received over fourteen thousand comments, and growing. Comments such as: “ This is the best song that SM Entertainment has released in 2013″, “Such an amazing song.”, and “Now everyone knows how truly talented Henry is! This is amazing.” are just some of the fan reactions to his new track.
Check out the MV for “Trap” below featuring Kyuhyun and Taemin and tell us what you think of Henry Lau’s solo debut.