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Showing posts with label DKPOPNEWS Artists Profiles. Show all posts
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Sunday, August 17, 2014

WINNER Profile

Group name: WINNER (위너)
Label: YG entertainment
Official Fan Club: Inner Circle
Debut date: August 17, 2014
Debut song: 'Color ring' and 'Empty'

WINNER was formerly known as "Team A" from YG's reality-survival program 'WIN: WHO IS NEXT'. They compete against Team B who is younger than them to debut as the first YG boy group in eight years. At the conclusion of the program the title of "WINNER" was given to Team A after they won all three rounds of public voting.


Stage name: Seungyoon (승윤)
Real name: Kang Seungyoon (강승윤)
Birth date: January 21, 1994
Birth Place: Busan, South Korea
Position: Leader, Vocalist
Height: 178cm
Blood type: B
High School Attended: Busan High School of Arts majoring in classic guitar (Graduated-2012)
Actin debut: High Kick: Revenge of the Short Legged (2011)

- He placed fourth on the second season of Mnet's Superstar K and was signed as trainee under YG Entertainment in 2011.
- In 2013, he already made his Solo debut.

Stage name: Jin Woo (진우)
Real name: Kim Jin Woo (김진우)
Birth date: September 29, 1991
Position: Vocalist 
Blood type: A

- He is the YG's oldest trainee. He was a trainee for 8 years.
- He attended "Joy Dance - Plug In Music Academy" and "Seungri Academy" 
- Seungri brought Jinwoo to YG after seeing his potential until he eventually got accepted as a trainee.
- He performed as backup dancers at the 2011 YG Family Concert together win Nam Taehyun.

Stage name: Seunghoon (승훈)
Real name: Lee Seunghoon (이승훈)
Birth date: January 11, 1992
Birth place: Busan, South Korea
Position: Main dancer, Rapper, lyric writer
Height: 182cm
Blood type: A
Siblings: 2 Older sisters

- He auditioned for "Korea's Got Talent" as part of the dance group 'Honest Boys.'
- He worked as a choreographer for G-Dragon for a flash mob performance.
- He was a former K-pop Star Season 1 contestant and got in 4th place.

Stage name: Mino (미노)
Real name: Song Min Ho (송민호)
Birth date: March 30, 1993
Position: Rapper
Height: 180cm
Siblings: 2 Younger sisters: Song Dana-member of girl group New. F.O
Blood type: A

- He started out in underground under the stage name "Mino" or "Hugeboy Mino" with former underground rappers turned idols namely Block B’s P.O, Zico and M.I.B's SIMS.
- Before he was a trainee to debut as a member of Block B but left the group before debut for personal reasons.
- Back in 2011, he made his debut as a rapper for the ballad group BoM under Y2Y Contents Company but unfortunately the group disbanded 2 years later because of lack of popularity.
- He was recruited into YG through private auditions after being recognized from his acting debut in March 2012 in the cable drama The Strongest K-POP Survival in Channel A.
- He was the leader of Team A until he was injured during a practice during WIN: Who is Next.

Stage name: Taehyun (태현)
Real name: Nam Tae Hyun (남태현)
Birth date: May 10, 1994
Position: Main Vocalist, Maknae
Height: 179cm
Blood type: A
Siblings: 1 Younger Brother- Nam Donghyun

- He got recruited in 2011 through a private audition.
- He performed as backup dancers at the 2011 YG Family Concert together win Kim Jinwoo.

Their debut track:

(Credit to jongruhae )

Monday, August 11, 2014

Song Haye Profile

Real name: Song Haye (송하예)
Birthday: February 20th, 1994
Birth place: Seoul, Korea
Label: Crazy Sound entertainment
Debut date: August 8 2014
Debut song: My first

- She was contestant of KBS Kpop Star season 2 (group YouU) and jTBC Made in U

Her debut song:

Friday, August 8, 2014

Park Boram Profile

Real name: Park Boram (박보람)
Label: MMO entertainment
Birthday: March 1st, 1994
Height: 165cm
Occupation: singer
Debut date: August 7, 2014
Debut song: Beautiful

- She reveals she lost 32kg (70 pounds) for her official debut
- She was contestant of Mnet music program Super Star K2

Her debut track:

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Hwayobi Profile

Stage name: Hwayobi (화요비) or Park Hwayobi
Real name: Park Re Ah (박레아)
Birthday: February 11, 1982
Birth place: Gunsan, North Jeolla Province, South Korea
Height: 160cm
Weight: 45kg
Blood type: B
Profession: singer, lyricist, composer
Label: Gloworks entertainment
Genre: R&B, ballad
Debut year: 2000

-  She is regarded as “Queen of R&B,” renowned for her beautiful, soulful voice and powerful performances
- Hwayobi’s talent earned many awards and credits in 2005 and 2006
- She was in MBC's We Got Married with Fly to the sky's Hwanhee in 2008

Her latest track (August 2014):

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Tae Wan Profile

Stage name: Tae Wan
(Former stage name: C-LUV)
Real name: Kim Tae Wan (김태완)
Label: Brand new Music
Occupation: singer, songwriter and composer
Birthday: June 25, 1980
Birth place: Seoul, Korea
Height: 178cm
Weight: 65kg
Blood type: B
Education: Suwon university
Debut year: 2006
Debut album: 'A love confession'

- He used to collaborated with Rain on his fourth album Rain's World
- He is a Musical Mentor of D-UNIT. He composes and co-writes alot of their songs.

His latest track (ft. Verbal Jint):

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Red Velvet Profile

Group name: Red Velvet (레드벨벳)
Label: SM entertainment
Debut date: August 01, 2014 on Music Bank
Debut song: Happiness


Stage name: Irene (아이린)
Real name: Bae Juhyeon 
Birth date: March 29, 1991
Birth Place: Daegu, South Korea
Blood type: A
Specialities: Acting, Rap
Role Model: BoA

- In 2013, she appeared in Henry's 1-4-3 Music Video
- In 2014, she was featured in 'The Celebrity' Magazine and 'OhBoy!' Magazine February issue with fellow SM ROOKIES' Taeyong, Seulgi and Johnny.
- She is said to be nicknamed ‘The 2nd Tiffany’

Stage name: Seulgi (슬기)
Real name: Kang Seulgi (강슬기)
Birth date: February 10, 1994
Birth Place: Seoul, South Korea
Blood Type: A
Sibling: Older Brother
Specialties: Guitar, Japanese

- She trained together with f(x)'s Krystal and Sulli who are the same age as her.
- She began her training in 2007 under SM Entertainment.
- She was chosen as a trainee by Public Audition. 
- She is said to be nicknamed ‘The 2nd Taeyeon’ as she possesses great vocal ability. 
- She was also featured in ABC News “K pop Boot Camp” with two other trainees. 
- She was featured in Henry's song, Butterfly and Fantastic MV

Stage name: Wendy (웬디)
English name: Wendy Son 
Korean name: Son Seungwan
Birth date: February 21, 1994
Bith Place: Richmond Hill, Ontorio, Canada
Education: Richmond Hill High School
Blood type: O
Specialty: Guitar

- She was a member of the Richmond Hill HS Show Choir in which she participated in as a Soprano.
- She audition for Cube in February 27, 2011 in Vancouver British Columbia, Canada and was a finalist (No. 8)
- She acted in few musicals during her time as a student such as 'A Good Witch of the South' and 'Holly Polly' at her former boarding school.

Stage name: Joy (조이)
Real name: Park Soo Young
Birthday: September 3, 1996

Their debut track:

(Credit to jongruhae )
Thursday, July 31, 2014

B.I.G Profile

Group name: B.I.G (Boys in Groove)
Label:  GH Entertainment
 Debut Date: July 8, 2014
Debut Song: Hello


Stage Name:  Benji
Birth Name: Bae Jaewook
Birthday: May 3, 1992
Position: Main Vocal
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 72 kg
Blood Type: B

Stage Name: Gunmin
Birth Name: Lee Gunmin
Birthday: October 3, 1994
Position: Main Dance
Height: 177 cm
Weight: 64 kg
Blood Type: AB

Stage Name: Heedo
Birth Name: Yoo Heedo
Birthday:  April 22, 1996
Position: Maknae, Rapper
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 60 kg
Blood Type: B

Stage Name: J-Hoon
Birth Name: Im Junghoon
Birthday: July 15, 1990
Position: Leader, Dance, Vocal
Height: 172 cm
Weight: 62 kg
Blood Type: O

Stage Name: Gookminpyo
Birth Name: Gook Minpyo
Birthday: November 15, 1994
Position: Main Rapper
Height: 173 cm
Weight: 57 kg
Blood Type: O

Their debut track:

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Sonnet Son Profile

Stage name: Sonnet Son 
Real name: Son Seung Yeon (손승연)
Birthday: Sept 15, 1993
Birth place: Seoul, Korea
Label: Fortune entertainment
Debut year: October 2012
Debut album: The Wings of an Ugly Duck

- She is known for her strong vocal
- She is the winner of Mnet’s ‘Voice of Korea’ (2012)

Her latest track:

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Parc Jae Jung Profile

Stage Name: Parc Jae Jung
Real Name: Park Jae Jung (박재정)
Position: Solo singer
Birthday: Dec 25, 1995
Nationality: Korean
Label: CJ E&M Entertainment
Debut date: July 17. 2014
Debut song: Stalker

- He is the winner of Mnet music program 'Super Star K' season 5

His debut track:

Saturday, July 26, 2014

HEYNE Profile

Stage name: Heyne (혜이니)
Birth name: Kim Hye-in (김혜인)
Birth date: June 3, 1992
Record label: LOEN Entertainment
Entertainment company: Crescendo Music
Height: 150 cm
Weight: 36 kg
Blood type: B
Debut date: 16 June 2013
Debut song: Dalla
Instagram: @hye2nk
Twitter: @hye2nk

Her latest track:

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Ra.D Profile

Stage name: Ra.D (라디)
Real name: Lee Doo Hyun (이두현)
Born: 1980
Occupation: singer, composer, produce
Debut year: 2002
Debut album: 'My Name is Ra.D'

His latest track (July 2014):

Monday, July 21, 2014

HALO Profile

Group name: HALO (헤일로)
Name meaning: Hexagon of Absolute Light and Organization
Label: AYIN Holdings (formerly known as C.Two Entertainment)
Debut date: June 7, 2014
Debut song: Fever


Stage Name: Dino (디노)
Real name: Jo Sungho
Birthday: Dec 25, 1991
Position: Vocal
Nationality: Korean
Height: 176cm
Blood Type: O

Stage Name: Yoon Dong (윤동)
Real name: Kim Yoon Dong
Birthday: Feb 20, 1995
Position: Rap, Maknae
Nationality: Korean
Height: 176cm
Blood Type: A

Stage Name: Hee Cheon (희천)
Real name: Kim Hee Cheon
Birthday: Sept 02, 1994
Position: Vocal
Nationality: Korean
Height: 186cm
Blood Type: B
Former member of group Twi-light

Stage Name: In Haeng (인행)
Real name: Lee In Haeng
Birthday: Feb 21, 1992
Position: Rap
Nationality: Korean
Height: 186cm
Blood Type: O

Stage Name: Jae Yong (재용)
Real name: Kim Jae Yong
Birthday: Feb 13, 1994
Position: Vocal
Nationality: Korean
Height: 185cm
Blood Type: O

Stage Name: Ooon (오운)
Real name: Jung Young Hoon
Birthday: Jan 15, 1993
Position: Vocal, Leader
Nationality: Korean
Height: 180cm
Blood Type: B

Their debut track:

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Lucky J Profile

Group name: Lucky J (럭키제이)
Label: YMC Entertainment
Debut date: July 17, 2014
Debut song: Can You Hear Me
Genre: hip-hop


Stage name: Jessi (제시)
(Formerly known as: Jessica H.O)
Real Name: Ho Hyun Joo
Birthday: Dec 17, 1988
Position: Rap, Vocal
Nationality: Korean-American
Height: 167cm
Weight: 50kg 

Stage Name: J’Kyun (제이켠)
Real name: Kim Jeong Tae
Birthday: Jan 11, 1985
Position: Rap
Nationality: Korean
Height: 179cm
Weight: 73kg

Stage Name: J’Yo (제이요)
Real name: Jeon Jun Yong
Birthday: Sept 25, 1991
Position: Vocal, Dance
Nationality: Korean
Height: 177cm
Weight: 67kg

Their debut track:

Saturday, July 19, 2014

SKULL Profile

Stage name: SKULL (스컬)
Real name: Cho Sung Jin
Birthday: November 2, 1979
Birth place: Seoul, Korea
Horoscope: Scorpio
Height: 175cm
Weight: 65kg
Label: Lion records, QUAN entertainment
Occupation: musician, composer
Education: Chung Ang University, major in advertising and public relations
Debut year: 2003
Debut album: "1st Best Seller"

- He is always seen with dreadlock hairstyle
- He does reggae music
- He spiritually driven and strives to live as a true Rastafarian
- He was influenced the most by music of Bob Marley

His latest track:

Friday, July 18, 2014

Beenzino Profile

Stage name: Beenzino (빈지노)
Real name: Lim Sung Bin
Birthday: September 12, 1987
Occupation: Underground Korean Rapper
Crew: Illest Konfusion
Company: Illionaire Records
Groups: Jazzyfact, Hotclip& P'Skool
Debut year: 2008
Instagram: realisshoman
Twitter: isshoman

- He was featured with many big artists, such as Dok2, Paloalto, Epik High, Dynamic Duo, Verbal Jint, Swings, and The Quiett.

His latest track (July 2014):

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Jeon Min Joo Profile

Real name: Jeon Min Joo (전민주)
Birthday: September 8, 1994
Hometown: Seoul, Korea
Label: Music K entertainment
Debut date: July 15, 2014
Debut song: Good bye rain

- She was in top 8 of Kpop Star season 2 (Group YouU). On the show, she was given nickname "Little BoA"
- After Kpop Star, she signed with Key East entertainment

Her debut track:

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Lip Service Profile

Group name: LIPSERVICE (립서비스)
Company: Now Entertainment
Debut date: Feb 4, 2014
Debut song: Yum Yum Yum
Fan club name: Lip Balm


Stage Name: Bipa (비파)
Birth Name: Ashley Yoon
Nationality: Korean-American
(She is from Houston, Texas, America)
Birthday: January 11, 1988
Position: Leader, Rapper

Stage Name: Cora (코라)
Birth Name: Yeo Jin Eom
Nationality: Korean
Birthday: March 23, 1990
Position: Vocal

- Former member of Coin Jackson

Their debut track:

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Dickpunks Profile

Band name: Dickpunks (딕펑스)
Genre: Rock
Form: 2006
Debut: February 1, 2010
Label: TNC Company
Debut song: Viva Youth

- They ranked 2nd place on MNET "Superstar K Season 4" (2012)


Name: Kim Taehyung (김태현)
Position: Vocal
Birthday: March 11, 1987
Nationality: Korean

Name: Kim Hyunwoo (김현우)
Position: Keyboard
Birthday Nov 6, 1987
Nationality: Korean

Name: Kim Jaehyung (김재흥)
Position: Bass
Birthday Sept 24, 1987
Nationality: Korean

Name: Park Garam (박가람)
Position: Drums
Birthday: Jan 25, 1988
Nationality: Korean

Their latest track (ft. 4minute Jiyoon):

Thursday, July 10, 2014

LEGEND Profile

Group name: Legend (전설)
Label: JK Space
Debut date: July 9, 2014
Debut song: Left out
Fanclub Name: Heroes


Stage Name: Listen (리센)
Real name: Lee Seung Tae
Position: Vocal
Birthday: Oct 9, 1989
Nationality: Korean
Height: 186cm

Stage Name: Roi (로이)
Real name: Qin Fen
Position: Vocal
Birthday : Aug 31, 1991
Nationality: Chinese
Height: 182cm

Stage Name: Ryu Jae Hyuk (류재혁)
Real name: Ryu Jae Hyuk
Position: Vocal
Birthday: Sept 19, 1991
Nationality: Korean
Height: 187cm

Stage Name: Lito (리토)
Real name: Kim Minjun
Position: Rap, Maknae
Birthday: July 3, 1994
Nationality: Korean
Height: 184cm

Stage Name: Lee Changsun (이창선)
Real name: Lee Changsun
Position: Vocal, Maknae
Birthday: July 5, 1994
Nationality: Korean
Height: 184cm

Their debut track:

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