On a recent episode of KBS 2TV program ‘Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook’, 2PM's Nichkhun revealed that his label mate Seulong of 2AM taught him Korean swear words.
Nichkhun revealed that during his trainee days, Taecyeon would helped him a lot when it came to learning the Korean Language. He said “When I came to South Korea, the language was a total stranger to me, but Taecyeon helped me by being my translator". He then continued "Not just in the language, but he also taught me a lot about the Korean culture”.
Afterwards MC Yoo Hee Yeol, asked if Taecyeon had ever taught him any swear words in Korean, to which Nichkhun answered “The swear words were taught to me by Im Seulong”.
Who did you think was be the one who taught Korean swear words to Nichkhun?
JYP Audition Center has revealed an important announcement for aspiring idols in Europe.
Next month JYP will be present during the "Cover Dance Festival" and will held a special audition for local k-pop fans.
The audition will take place at Korean Cultural Center UK on June 8th 2013. The company is encouraging talented people to attend said event and maybe find the next JYP trainee.
Also they reminded aspirants who are in Korea that they can audition on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month at the JYP Center Audition in Seoul.
Do you think JYP will be able to find the next star on the UK?
If you thought we forgot about the Black Day Playlist don't worry because it is finally here.
During the year we have already celebrated Valentines Day with a Playlist in charge of the girls while White Day featured male singers. Now that Black Day has arrived it is time to combine both forces and share the best songs for singles out there who are looking for love or maybe just want to remain singles and have a great time with their friends or on their own.
Check our our new playlist on our full article and stay tuned for more surprises soon!
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More idols take over a musical stage again.
The musical "The Three Musketeers" will be presented in Korea with the participation of several idols.
It has been revealed that some SM artists as well as members of JYP will be part of the lineup.
Kim Min Jong will be playing the role of Aramis while Super Junior's Kyuhyun, 2AM's Changmin and 2PM's Jun.K will share the role of D'Artagnan.
On the other hand Wonder Girls' Ye Eun and J-Min will also be part pf the show sharing the role of Constance.
The musical will premiere on February 30th and will run until April 21st at the Chungmu Art Hall.
The KBS K-pop Festival’s honest sound system has exposed the vocal talents of K-pop idols.
KBS 2TV’s ‘K-pop Festival’ was aired on the 28th of December and was graced by singers who shined in 2012. They sang their biggest hit of 2012 and also got together for collaboration performances that exuded a completely different charm than usual.
However, aside from the dance numbers, the performances of the attending idol singers fell below expectations and were disappointing. (.....)
The only people who survived the exposure were 2AM, K. Will, Hyorin, Ailee, SHINee, Noeul and TVXQ. Hyorin showcased her vocal talent through a sexy performance, as well as during her collaboration number of the guitarist Park Joo Won. SHINee and TVXQ gave perfect performances as they sang so well to extremely difficult choreography that it made one wonder if they were actually singing live or lip-synching.
It's the end of the year and that means it's time for Gayo Daejun! Watch SBS Gayo Daejun Live now (18.20 - 20.00 Korean time). Like always, it's going to be spectacular!
Also check out the official set list.
See the second part of the set list in the full article...
JYP’s ballad group, 2AM successfully wrapped up their “The Way of Love” concert in Malaysia last Saturday. Malaysia is one of the lucky countries, and was chosen as the last stop for 2AM’s concert after Seoul, Hong Kong as well as Taiwan.
Thousand over fans attended the event which was held by Mega Ultimate and Bugz Production alongside several sponsors. The concert was kick started with a VCR preview. 2AM’s fans started to cheer for the boys as soon as they saw them on the stage. 2AM presented their latest hit song, “I wonder if you hurt like me”, followed by “Erase Memory” and “You Were Mine” before greeting their fans. During the greeting, the boys tried their really best to communicate with their fans in English as well as using some Malay language. Changmin greeted his fans with “Apa Khabar” and added “Di Malaysia, saya mahu berbahasa (Malaysia)!! – I want to...
Korean famous ballad group, 2AM recently visited Malaysia to meet their fans again. Indeed, the group love their fans in Malaysia a lot as this was actually their third time in Malaysia!
The boys landed in Malaysia on Nov 29th and were welcome by their fellow fans as soon as stepped to the arrival hall. A press conference was held the next day. However Seulong did not attend the press conference as he had a schedule in Korea (He arrived in Malaysia the next day).
Want to know more about them? Their ideal girls, their favorite 2AM's song, their goal in 2013? Check out the Q&A session below.
Check out Gokpop Malaysia for more pictures of both events.
There’s a wow-factor reason to celebrate 1st December 2012 as the hit kpop ballad group, 2AM will hit our shores with their first ever full-scale concert in Kuala Lumpur. Organised by IME & Mega Ultimate, 2AM Live in Malaysia 2012 will kick off on Saturday, 1st December 2012 at Dewasn Wawasan, Menara PGRM, Cheras, and Kuala Lumpur.
2AM Live in Malaysia 2012 ticket prices are categorized into RM 580, RM 480, RM 380, RM 280 and RM 180.
Pop Dust is currently holding a survey to discover "The Greatest K-Pop Song of All Time"!.
The competition includes some of the hottest k-pop idols who have been able to take their tracks to the top of the charts on the past years.
During the first round idols are divided in 4 categories, girl groups, boy bands, female solo and male solo, and they compete who passes to the next stage. So far they are still on the first round so it is the moment to vote for your favorite song of all times according to pop dust.
The list includes the following idols:
Go now and VOTE before the 1st round ends on October 24th.
Summer is almost over but that doesn’t mean we need to be sad.
We wanted to share some happiness with you during this season of change so the GoKpop staff picked the best summer tracks to let you remember those good moments under the sun.
Also the second part of this special playlist includes some tracks that we think are suitable to accompany you during the rainy season.
Let's say bye bye summer and welcome autumn remembering those good moments we spent together and looking forward to a new future!
Check our full article for this wonderful double playlist and we hope you enjoy it!
It has been revealed that 2AM member Jo Kwon was tricked into signing a marriage certificate with one of his fans.
The revelation came on the July 15th broadcast of Y-STAR's "Curiosity" when a fan of the singer showed the audience the signed marriage certificate between herself and the idol.
The girl explained that in 2009, while the group was promoting "Confession of a Friend", she brought the marriage certificate with her to a fan signing event. In the hectic environment of the event, she gave him the document to sign while he was distracted.
Producers for the show discovered that the marriage certificate wasn't valid because of the way she got it signed, meaning the two are not actually married.
During the past months we have seen an overflowing amount of k-pop idols entering into the Japanese music market.
In the past only established k-pop artists in Korea tried this and had to start from zero just like BoA, TVXQ, Se7en, Big Bang and more. They all waited at least a couple of years, or even more, before trying to conquer the Japanese fans. However, nowadays rookies have started to make releases in Japan as soon as they debut presenting the same tracks in Japanese.
There are a few different styles k-pop idols use to debut in Japan and we will explain a few of them to you as well as some differences between the 2 markets that will help you understand why some names or videos are different.
Check our full article in order to learn about a few differences on both industries!
2AM's Jo Kwon revealed that he has no dating experience because he's not a romantic person.
The idol made his confession on the latest episode of SBS' "GO Show", explaining why he felt lost when other people would talk about their relationships.
Although he hasn't experienced love before, the singer went on to say that he thinks he can still find love someday.
"I think I can become romantic later on. When I was young, there were a lot of dead leaves at home, but it turned out that they were love letters from my father to my mother when they were dating," he said.
GoKpop is introducing a new column today! We have titled it "KYAA~" which stands for "Know Your Awesome Artist". With "KYAA~", we want to bring you closer with talented K-pop artists you might not know yet.
We're making our "KYAA~" premiere by introducing to you the R&B/soul trio of Urban Zakapa. Urban Zakapa debuted in 2009 with its mini album, Coffee, which became a hit in Korea and was one of the factors that enabled the trio to get nominated for "Best Pop Music" in the Korean Music Awards 2012.
We are sure that everyone will be attached to the trio's songs, not only because they're very expressive and sentimental but also because the voices of the three members are very unique and the harmony between them is really impressive. So check out the full article for more information about Urban Zakapa!
2AM's Jo Kwon has revealed that he will be transforming into "Dark Jo Kwon" for his debut solo album concept.
The singer announced last month that he would be making his solo debut. Last week, he mentioned that his debut solo album will be released on June 25th. Today, he revealed his album's concept, "Dark Jo Kwon", as well as the album's tracklist.
Jo Kwon's debut solo album will include 10 tracks. Many of the industry's most prominent producers, including world famous Avicii, all worked on his new album.
Check out the album's tracklist and first 2 concept images below:
2AM's Jo Kwon is preparing for his solo debut. The singer has revealed that his solo debut album will be released on June 25th.
In addition to revealing his album's release date, the singer also revealed that he will release a prelude track on June 18th to build excitement for the album.
"We've prepared two visual concepts to match the prelude track and the title track. It’s definitely a dramatic concept, an image that Jo Kwon has never shown before," a representative stated.
Jo Kwon will be releasing the tracklist for his debut album as well as concept images next week.
2AM member Jo Kwon is set to make his solo debut this summer. It has been revealed that his debut track will be a dance track.
"The release was originally scheduled for early June, however, the production was postponed and the album may drop as early as July. Jo Kwon’s title song will be a dance track, and it should be either a mini-album or a full-length album," a representative stated.
Group member Changmin went solo for his musical debut in "Lacage". Jinwoon began releasing solo singles in 2011. However, Jo Kwon will be the first group member to record an entire album and promote as a solo artist.
"With this new album, he is planning on taking part in a variety of broadcast promotions," a representative stated.
2PM's Wooyoung and 2AM's Jo Kwon will be releasing their first solo albums over the summer.
Wooyoung will be the 2nd member of 2PM to release a solo album after Junsu made his debut last October. Although he hasn't gone solo before, JYP is confident in the idol's abilities. "He has the talents and ability of a true singer, and the best performance out of all the members," he stated.
While Wooyoung has never recorded solo, 2AM's Jo Kwon has. In 2010, the singer recorded the song "The Day of Confessing My Love". The song was for his wife Ga In for the show "We Got Married" where the two were a couple.
No further details about their solo debut have been released at this time.