I really enjoy listening to music of any kind, but recently, I have become absolutely IN LOVE with Kpop.
Kpop is short for Korean Pop. It is a music genre originating from South Korea. Dance is a very important part of Kpop. Kpop groups would dance and sing when they perform their songs.
Unlike other singers from different parts of world, who simply need to sign a contract with a record company and debut, kpop artists would need to train for a long period of time before debuting. The most common timespan for training is two to three years, but some only need to train from a few months to up to ten years at most. It all depends on the trainee's music ability.
Singers/Groups That I Like
Bae Suzy- Commonly known by her stage name as Suzy, she is a South Korean singer and actress. Born in 1994 (Aged 19), she is quite young to be debuting at the age of 15. With her sweet smile and angelic voice, she has gained much love from fans around the globe and took on the name 'Nation's First Love'. With her rising popularity, Suzy burst her way up as #1 CF Queen, with over 15 different commercial endorsements in 2012 and surpassing Girls' Generation's (SNSD) Yoona. You go, girl!
She is also part of a Kpop girl group Miss A. 'A' stands for Asia, as there are 2 members who come from China (Fei and Jia) and one from the US (Min). There are a total of 4 members in Miss A (debuting under JYP Entertainment)
From left to right: Fei, Jia, Min, Suzy
I really like how clear Suzy's voice is and the fact that she has a really wide vocal range. Low notes? Easy pie! High notes? Ace it! Suzy's high notes are my particular favourites.
Hear her hit those high notes!
'A Goose's Dream', performed in the TV series 'Dream High'
I love her smile! She could also immediately put off a sexy image as well as return to her cute looks. It is proven from her predebut photos that no cosmetic surgery or any kind of procedure to change the way she looks was undertaken.
F(x)A South Korean 5-member multi-national girl group who debuted under SM Entertainment. They released their first debut single 'LA chA TA' in 2009.
Debut MV :)
Victoria is the only Chinese member in the group and also takes up the role of their leader. Amber is a Taiwanese-American rapper in the group and an excellent dancer (to my oppinion) who stands out with her dance moves. Luna and Sulli are the Korean member along with Krystal, a Korean-American member. Luna is the main vocalist and Krystal as the lead vocalist.
From left to right: Sulli, Amber, Krystal, Victoria, Luna
They slowly started to gain popularity with their first extended play 'NU ABO'.
'F' stands for flower, a feminine item. '(x)' stands for the femal chromosome. I am so glad I knew this! At first, I thought 'f(x)' was just another meaningless name.
My favorite song from them is 'Danger' and 'Red Light'. Red Light is their lastest album released on July 7, 2014. Krystal is my favorite member! She is too cute and pretty to be real. Having been inherited her athletic genes from both parents makes up for her perfect physique. Her sister, Jessica, is a member of Girls' Generation. No plastic surgery has been done on Krystal.
However, my favorite vocalist would have to be Luna because she can reach notes that are quite high and is known for her wide range and various OSTs from TV series and films.
BTW, I love Luna's 'short hair' look for red light
So basically to sum up EVERYTHING I just wrote, THE COMEBACK WAS GREAT. I LOVED IT. THE DANCE MATCHES THE MUSIC SO PERFECTLY.
A South Korean idol group who also debuted under JYP Entertainment, they are the 'older brothers' of Miss A. They debuted in 2008 with '10 Points out of 10'. The group consists of 6 members: Nichkhun (Thai-American), Jun. K (Korean), Taeyeon (Korean-American), Wooyoung (Korean), Junho (Korean), and Chansung (Korean).
My favourite member is NICHKHUN (Nichkhun Buck Horvejkul)!!!!!!! He is so cute and has a great personality. His legs are super long and slim and catch my eye everytime (This is a bit weird, but I have a leg obsession with guys). Even though he is not Korean and has debuted under a Korean group and in Korea, he tries very hard to improve his Korean.
That smile :) No cute smiles? Then Fierce!
He is also fluent in English because he was born California and then moved back to Thailand at age 5. At age 12, he moved to New Zealand for a year and a half.
Crybaby - Shin Ji Hoon Kiss Kiss - Ladies' Code (RIP)
Hush - Miss A What's Your Name - 4minute
Blacklist - Hyuna Mr. Chu - A Pink
Red Light - f(x) Sugar Free - T-Ara
1 minute 1 sec- Jiyeon Painful Love - Lee Min Ho