As previously reported, Core Contents Media’s CEO Kim Kwang Soo will be debuting the “second SeeYa” girl group next month. Named as The SEEYA, the new group will be revealed for the first time on November 5th.
The SEEYA will consist of 4 members in their late teenage years and they all have amazing vocal skills. Unlike the trademark mid-tempo ballads the first SeeYa was known for, the new group will show a different style of music.
According to the agency, they would be working with hitmaker Duble Sidekick for its debut single, which will be released on November 12.
Core Contents Media’s CEO Kim Kwang Soo will be debuting the “second SeeYa” girl group this November.
On October 9th, Core Contents Media announced, “Kim Kwang Soo, who produced Cho Sung Mo, SG Wannabe and SeeYa, will be producing a new R&B group.”
According to the agency, the new girl group will consist of 4 members in their late teenage years and they all have amazing vocal skills. They would be working with hitmaker Duble Sidekick for its debut single, which will be released on November 11.
Meanwhile, SeeYa is female R&B group debuted with album ‘Scent of Woman’ and received a lot of love from the public with “Shoes”, “Crazy Love Song” and “Slut d'Amour”, winning various awards.
After the drama with T-ara's Hwayoung leaving Kim Kwangsoo's group T-ara, now there are speculation that the lead singer of 5dolls, Chanmi (20), has left the group.
5dolls are under GM Contents Media, which is ran independently but still a part of Core Contents Media. The CEO Kwon Sibong has a close relationship with Core Contents Media's CEO Kim Kwangsoo. Recently, it has caught attention that Chanmi was not included on the agency's website on 5dolls' profile page. Hyewon, Eunkyo and T-ara's former member Hwayoung's sister Hyoyoung were included, as well as the new member Han Nayeon, but Chanmi's name was missing from the website.
It may have been an accident by the agency, but on online portal websites, the information has been taken and spreas as fact. Curiosity is still surrounding the issue wondering that GM Contents Media has not announced or changed their website yet. Chanmi originally debuted in Coed School in 2010, but then promoted in their female sub-unit 5dolls in 2011.
5dolls already had to replace a member earlier this year. In Februrary of this year, Soomi left the group for a solo career, and Han Nayeon was decided as her replacement. For Chanmi, a possible candidate is the 4-octave British girl from SBS "Star King" who is a trainee in Core Contents Media currently.
After T-ara's Hwayoung left T-ara, there is also questions as if her twin sister Hyoyoung will leave 5dolls.
In the midst of controversies, Core Contents Media’s CEO Kim Kwang Soo took his time off and celebrated his birthday with agency’s new girl group, Gang Kiz.
A photo from the birthday celebration recently surfaced on different online community boards, showing Kim Kwang Soo surrounded by Gang Kiz members and enjoying his party.
Some netizens have taken notice the absense of T-ara and commented, “Where’s T-ara? I can’t see them anywhere”, “Why they didnt attend the party?” while others expressed their disappointment saying, “I don’t think it’s time to be celebrating.”
Others showed their support, “I guess he should at least celebrate his birthday” and “T-ara incident has nothing to do with his birthday.”
CEO Kim Kwangsoo of Core Contents Media has revealed a handwritten apology.
On August 4th, Core Contents Media said, "On the 3rd, CEO Kim Kwangsoo met with the owner of Sajeongyeon 아르빛 (Nickname) and talked about the misunderstandings between the two." After this, Kim Kwangsoo has released a public handwritten apology to the press.
He said in his public apology, "This is Core Contents Media's CEO Kim Kwangsoo. After Hwayoung's contract was terminated, there were many people who misunderstood what was said and lead to more misunderstandings about bullying and a blur to what happen. I apologize and bow my head."
He continued to talk about T-Jinyo, Saejeongyeon and T-ara's anti-cafes. "There is a lot of love for T-ara. I consider all the T-Jinyo and Sajeongyeon members to be people who love T-ara. I would like to thank the many who held interest and concerns and watched over T-ara and will meet with whoever necessary to clear the air."
He also talked about Hwayoung, who stands in the middle of the controversy. "I hope that she finds an agency that will help her study music and become a better rapper and artist. Please give a lot of interest and support to Hwayoung's next move in music."
He finished with a comment on himself which was, "I'll strive to be more careful and not as reckless in front of the public's eyes. Again, I'd like to apologize for causing a lot of misunderstandings and a lot of social interest over this topic," he finished.
Following their high success already with "Lovey-Dovey", girl group T-ara has beaten the stubborn Core Contents Media CEO Kim Kwangsoo 30-year old decision of not creating fanclubs. Between T-ara and Kim Kwangsoo was a heated decision whether or not to form an official fanclub, but a final decision was reached recently.
T-ara will establish an official fanclub!
T-ara has won #1 on the latest episode of KBS2TV "Music Bank" after not being able to grab the top spot since two years ago. Not only that, but T-ara has ranked #1 in "M!Countdown" and "Inkigayo", as well as being #1 in various music charts.
In 1982, Kim Kwangsoo began as the manager of famous singer Gim Wanseon and soon help make Jo Sungmo's succesful career. Since then, never once has Kim Kwangsoo formed an official fanclub for a singer. With a popular singer, usually there is a fanclub that comes along as well, but not in T-ara's case.
T-ara debuted in 2009 with "Lies". Several times, T-ara has told Kim Kwangsoo, "We really want an official fanclub!" But Kim Kwangsoo has resisted.
After T-ara's consistent string of hits and being active constantly, the tables have turned against the stubborn Kim Kwangsoo.
Followed by, "I thought T-ara would first have to become a group receiving interest worldwide and have a stronger backing, which is why there was no plans of establishing an official fanclub. Every opportunity that T-ara has, they would tell me how much they wanted an official fanclub."
Kim said that after "Roly-Poly", "Cry Cry" and now "Lovey-Dovey", he feels as if T-ara is a really popular girl group. "For the first time in 30 years, I've been beaten by my artists and decided to create an official fanclub for T-ara."
In addition he said, "Step by step, we'll begin to form the large fanclub. T-ara members are still unaware that I made this decision of an official fanclub, so I hope it's a good holiday present for T-ara."