Agency Pledis, representing Son Dam Bi, After School, NU’EST, and others, are preparing the debut of a boy group. Seventeen (the group’s tentative name), consisting of seventeen members, aims to make its debut later this year.
The group with the most members so far, is SM’s Super Junior, which aims to advance overseas markets. However, Seventeen, consisting of seventeen members of their average age of seventeen, is to take over the title.
Pledis set a different strategy whereby the group will make its debut in overseas markets as well as in domestic market rather than making a debut in domestic and advancing to overseas by a conventional strategy.
All the seventeen members will be divided into three units to promote themselves in Korea, China, and Japan. Of course, they include Chinese members for the localization.
On April 26, a representative of Pledis stated, “We’ve been preparing the team to cover China and Japan, as well as Korea for a long time. “
The agency also has a girl group to make a debut earlier in May, which is named Hello Venus.
SHINee, who has hit the ground running with their song “Sherlock,” will appear on tvN’s talk show Taxi.
On April 26, tvN said that SHINee will appear on the show, which will air on April 26, and talk about when they were trainees and who worked hard to become a K-pop representative idol group.
SHINee members, who have become true men from flower boys, will talk honestly on the show. Tae Min, the youngest member in the group, surprised people by asking Gong Hyung Jin, the MC for the show, “How can I meet nice spouse?”
Group members also set their own rankings. They will talk about who is popular in other countries and whose eyes are bigger than their stomachs. They will also answer questions offered by their fans. Many people are eagerly anticipating SHINee’s various episodes.
An official says, “SHINee will talk about their behind the scene stories, including when SHINee had hard time as trainees.”
Singer IU is drawing a lot of attention starting a war of nerves with her agency, Loen Entertainment.
On April 25, the agency tweeted, “Request Sunny Hill’s “Prince and Prince Charming” to radio programs and receive ‘Asia Prince’ T-shirts! We will choose 10 people randomly and give the T-shirts with Sunny Hill’s autograph.”
IU commented, “Who is going to request the song to receive the T-shirt?” Then the agency made people laugh by saying, “You are making this difficult.”
The agency made people laugh out loud once more by tweeting a picture of IU wearing the T-shirt with the comment, “Please request the song.”
SISTAR’s Bora and miss A’s Suzy competed against to each other to find out who is more beautiful.
On April 25, SISTAR posted a picture on their official Google Plus account with the comment, “Where are we? Japan! Appearing at a Japanese concert for the first time in along time! Nice to see you!”
Bora and Suzy took the picture together and their close friendship drew a lot of attention.
The picture was taken when the two stars visited Japan to appear at Mnet’s ‘M Countdown Hello Japan-M Countdown One Asia Tour 2012.’ Besides miss A and SISTAR, many popular idol stars, including 4minute appeared at the concert.
SNSD’s first unit group Tae Ti Seo are releasing retro dance music.
Tae Ti Seo will release “Twinkle,” the lead track of their first mini-album, on iTunes on April 29. On April 30, all tracks will be released on iTunes, and they will also be released offline on May 2.
Tae Yeon, Tiffany, and Seohyun’s “Twinkle” is a medium tempo dance song of a modern punk soul style. Its arrangement reminds people of the style of Stevie Wonder in the 70s and 80s. The lyrics are straightforward and the three members’ voices are impressive. The distinctive voice of each member characterizes the song.
Tae Ti Seo’s new album includes various genres of music that perfectly suits Taeyeon, Tiffany, and Seohyun’s voices.
“Baby Steps,” a medium-tempo R&B song with a classy groove, is about a girl who doesn’t have much courage but tries to approach to people she loves. “OMB (Oh My God)” is an electronic retro pop dance song, accompanied by a vintage yet trendy rhythm.
Total seven songs are listed in the album, including “Love Sick,” which beautifully describes a girl’s first love, and “Good-bye, Hello,” which is about the next day of break-up.
SNSD-Tae Ti Seo will perform “Twinkle” for the first time on Mnet’s M Countdown on May 3.