GD&TOP, Orange Caramel, Rainbow Pixie, Trouble Maker, Pink Sugar, 5Dolls, Super Junior K.R.Y, After School Blue, After School Red and Sistar 19 are just a few names from the "K-pop sub-unit world".
At the beginning, sub-units were created to show different sides of a band and were more common with male idols, but, during the past year, also 3 female sub-units have appeared. These groups, so far, have the same structure: 3 cute girls with at least one of the youngest members of the original band, cute songs, use of new and cute words, flashy outfits and so on.
Check our full article for more details behind this trend!
On April 5th, Korea Entertainment Producers Association's President Kim Young Jin revealed the artists/groups that will be participating in ‘Dream Concert’ this year, which will take place in Seoul World Cup Stadium on May 12th.
The line up(so far) includes ;
TVXQ, GIRLS' GENERATION, 2AM, 2PM, MISS A, SECRET, IU, MBLAQ, SISTAR, BEAST, T-ARA, TEEN TOP, INFINITE, ZE:A, KARA, 4MINUTE, DAVICHI and K.Will.
President Kim remarked, “Music has no borders. I hope through this Dream Concert, more teenage/young people will get inspired and get to find their dreams and visions through music.”
MBLAQ’s agency, J.Tune Camp recently announced that MBLAQ's members, G.O and Mir have formed a sub-unit and they are ready to meet their fans next month.
Besides, fans will be able to see the different side/image of them through their singing/performances. The duo has been receiving a lot of love and great support from their fellow fans due to their vocal skills.
On a side note, MBLAQ who recently released their the fourth mini-album '100% Ver.' are currently busy with their preparation for their upcoming activities especially their first Asia Tour which will be held in June.
MBLAQ to kick start their first Asia Tour very soon! The group finally revealed the list of countries that they will be visiting for their Asia Tour.
The announcement was made by their agency, J.Tune Camp recently, through MBLAQ’s official fan café. As stated, ‘THE BLAQ% TOUR’ will begin Jakarta at the end of June and there will be a total of 12 shows in 6 countries. Among the listed countries are Indonesia, Singapore, Bangkok, Seoul, Japan and Taiwan.
The agency will update the tour schedule with some information such as the dates and the venues. Stay tuned for further info!
Are you from one of the lucky countries?
On a recent episode of Oh! Happy Day MBLAQ members revealed a lot of stories and anecdotes.
The boys were asked about their auditions and leader Seung Ho confessed that at the beginning his dream was become an actor and not a singer. According to him he went to the audition at J.Tune on behalf of a senior in school who asked him to go instead of him. At that time Seung Ho was and arts student and had different abilities like dancing, playing the piano and others but never thought about becoming a singer.
Rain was present that day and asked him if he wanted to do it and Seung Ho immediately replied yes without even thinking mesmerized by Rain's charisma at that moment.
Check the cut and remember that MBLAQ has released its repackaged mini album BLAQ% Ver.
MBLAQ's cameo on the new drama "Strongest K-Pop Survival" has been revealed.
The drama that just started airing included a cameo with the popular k-pop group MBLAQ. Go Eun Ah, Mir's older sister is the lead character of the drama and acted a cute scene with her brother and the other MBLAQ members, except leader Seung Ho, who was resting because of an injury.
On the scene Eun Ah calls her younger brother Mir oppa while chatting a bit about their album and the pain she was feeling at that moment. Cheon Dung and G.O also have a couple of lines while the Hollywood actor Lee Joon remains quiet the whole time on one of the scenes but is really talkative on another one.
Check the cut and also do not forget that "Strongest K-Pop Survival" is already airing!
On the latest episode of "Park Kyung Lim’s Oh Happy Day", MBLAQ revealed that group member G.O. watches the most porn out of them all, even using a separate laptop just for his movies.
During the episode, the host asked the group which member watches the most porn. Lee Joon exclaimed that it was G.O., revealing his need for a 2nd laptop.
"I don't know about the other members, but it's unfair that he that called me out. Lee Joon asked me to put erotic movies on his MP3 player," G.O. responded to the claim.
"G.O. gives all the members porn according to what they like," Lee Joon replied back.
The audience was surprised to learn about the intimate details of the group's lives, but laughed during the discussion anyway.
After being absent for more than 2 weeks, MBLAQ's Seung Ho has finally returned to the stage.
During the first performance of "Run" Seung Ho suffered an injury while falling on the stage increasing the pain he already had on his back before. Due to these events the leader rested during the following promotions and was replaced by a dancer on the stage.
Now Seung Ho has returned to the stage on Music Bank in Vietnam.
K.Will was the winner of the most recent edition of Music Bank, however someone else wanted his trophy.
After announcing that K.Will won over Miss A he started thanking the fans with tears on his eyes while other idols congratulated him. The boys of F.T. Island were specially playful as well as the ones of MBLAQ and ended up carrying him around the stage.
For a moment Lee Joon got hold of the trophy which was on the floor and some fans caught his face looking at it really wishing for it to belong to them.
MBLAQ so far has won only 3 times on Mnet Countdown and the boys are doing their best with the new track "Run" despite the strong competition they are facing with established bands as F.T. Island, Big Bang and more!
Hope MBLAQ can get the recognition they deserve for the amazing music and stages the band always deliver.
MBLAQ's Seung Ho suffered a injury on the first performance of "Run" and has missed some of the comeback activities.
The boys recently presented their follow up track "Run" but during the recording of Mnet Countdown the leader Seung Ho had a minor injury during his dance solo falling on his right arm and causing some problems on his back.
Seung Ho is currently resting in order to recover according to the members of the band and missed the stage on Music Bank.
With such a complicated and special choreography it is practically impossible not to have him there so a masked dancer took his place on the stage while Joon performed his lines.
Check the 2 versions of "Run" with and without the leader and let's all wish him a fast recovery.
You better "Run" because MBLAQ is back!
The "Music Boys Live in Absolute Quality" have returned with the follow up track "Run" from their album "100% Ver."
J.Tune Camp has shared the practice video of the song to show fans and netizens the difficulty of the new choreography that has make the boys be tired everyday and even admit they would like to perform all the other songs twice than "Run" just once.
The stage includes martial arts, strong and fast moves as well as high kicks and even a sword fighting scene. Due to the power of the stage MBLAQ's leader Seung Ho even suffered a back injury and had to be rushed to the hospital.
Check the practice video as well as the stage on Mnet Countdown! Also do not forget to keep tuned for information about the injured leader, let's hope he is fine!
MBLAQ’s Seungho has been rushed to the hospital after fainting during the pre-recording for their "Run" performance on Mnet's M!Countdown this morning (March 1st).
Their agency stated that Seungho had experienced back problems before this and agreed that "Run" is a performance with powerful choreography. Seungho injured his back and collapsed during their second pre-recording. He has been rushed to the hospital and undergoes examination currently.
“We will determine whether or not he will be able to continue his next schedule based on the results”, they added.
MBLAQ's Lee Joon was considered for a leading role in the hit 2009 Korean drama "Boys Over Flowers".
On latest episode of MBC's "Radio Star", Lee Joon revealed the news, stating hat before the cast was finalized, he was one of the first picks for the drama.
However, while filming the movie "Ninja Assassin", Joon's hair was shaved off for the role. Because he shot the movie before the drama, Joon's hair was deemed too short and the role given to someone else.
The singer did not reveal which character he would have played on the show if he had been chosen to be on the cast. Who do you think he would have played?
After a year of hits, comebacks, and debuts, Gaon has finally unveiled its anticipated year end charts, combining all the sales numbers of major online music services, revealing 2011's biggest selling artists.
See if your favorite artist made the cut, after the jump
MBLAQ finished the promotions of "It's War" and the boys are already practicing for the follow up track.
The album 100% Ver. is full of amazing tracks with a unique sound each and MBLAQ has decided to pick an upbeat song as the follow up track!
MBLAQ's leader Seung Ho and J.Tune Camp have confirmed that the next promotional song will be "Run".
A+ be ready for a bloody war with the comebacks of Miss A and Big Bang and be proud of MBLAQ for joining the fight, you can do it!
On February 12th k-pop fans in Peru gathered for one of the most special and great events presented in the country organized by Jpoprules
The Korean Pop Idols Festival has been one of the most loved events by fans during its 6 editions were girls and boys who love k-pop get together to have a great time together and share their love for k-pop and idols.
The event has 4 main parts. The first one is the fan chants war, where local fan clubs get organized with special chants for their favorite idols. Also there is a screening part of the most popular k-pop videos and songs where all fans enjoy the stages of their favorite idols on a huge screen. As well there is a dance cover contest where the finalist groups that have went through special auditions and previous competitions present their best moves at the stage. Finally there is a giveaway with a lot of albums and goodies from the most popular artists.
This year 9 clubs were pr...
MBLAQ hols it second fan meeting accompanied by A+.
The boys shared a great time with their fans playing games, performing and having some touching moments.
G.O and Seung Ho made a parody of Secret Garden making fans scream at G.O's sexy voice and sit ups. On the other hand they also played with peperos and read a special letter that even made Mir cry.
Check this video with a summary of the event.
Have you ever wondered how it would be like if teachers use k-pop to teach the alphabet?
GoKpop brings you its new section, the "Idolphabet", to let you learn more about k-pop starting with the band that posses the most unique BLAQ style, MBLAQ
Be ready for more Idolphabets soon
2012 celebrates its Valentine's Day today and also this year, the GoKpop crew compiled a special playlist to put you into the right mood for the day of love.
We hope that it will make you want to show all your affection towards your beloved ones, no matter if its your boy/girlfriend, husband/wife, best friend or family!
Let's share the love!
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MBLAQ will release its first Japanese album in March 7th.
The band has gained a lot of popularity in Japan since its debut last year. SO far they just released 2 singles, "Your Luv" and "Baby You", with original songs never presented in Korea.
This time the boys will release a special album named "BLAQ MEMORIES -BEST in KOREA", which will include some of their best songs from their Korean productions like "Mona Lisa", "Y" and "Stay", plus a Japanese version of "You Are My +", that is considered as a song for A+.
The album will come in 3 different versions, and those who purchase it will participate in a draw were they can win one of the outfits used by the boys on the cover of their first Japanese single "Your Luv", those who do not win will get the chance to obtain an special card written and signed by the member they picked.
On the different versions fans can get a special DVD, a card, a name plat or booklet and will cost around 50 dollars.