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2PM

 

2PM is a South Korean boy band, originally a seven-member group, but currently consisting of six members due to the sudden contract termination of leader Jaebeom following an Internet controversy in September 2009. They are managed by JYP Entertainment. The current members are Junsu, Junho, Nichkhun, Taecyeon, Wooyoung and Chansung.

 

2PM is one of the two subgroups branched out from the eleven-member (before Jaebeom’s departure) boy band One Day, the other being 2AM. They debuted with the song “10 Jeom Manjeome 10 Jeom” (10점 만점에 10점, lit. 10 Points Out of 10 Points), which showcased their acrobatic dance styles. They achieved their first No. 1 song with “Again & Again”.

Pre-Debut

The members of 2PM all auditioned (except Nichkhun, who was scouted[3]) to become part of JYP Entertainment, to which the Wonder Girls & 2AM also belong. Some members held their auditions in other countries; for example, Park Jaebeom auditioned in the United States. Other members already had experience in the entertainment industry prior to their acceptance into JYP Entertainment, such as Kim Junsu, who had won various singing competitions, and Ok Taecyeon, Lee Junho and Hwang Chansung, who had participated in the show ‘SuperStar Survival’.

2PM’s and 2AM‘s training days were filmed in a documentary called Hot Blood Men, which aired on Mnet. The show documented the time by time training program of the JYP trainees who were to be part of the group “One Day”, as well as the elimination of three trainees from the group during the time.

 

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2NE1 (twenty one)

2NE1 (Hangul: 투애니원; RR: tu-aeniwon; pronounced “to anyone”[or “twenty-one”) is a South Korean hip hop/pop girl group formed by YG Entertainment in 2009. 2NE1 consists of 4 members: CL, Minzy, Dara, and Bom. The group’s name 2NE1 stands for “New Evolution of the 21st Century”.

First appearing in “Lollipop“, a commercial campaign with Big Bang for LG Telecom, their debut single “Fire” was released on May 6, 2009. Since then, they have released one extended play, 2NE1, and one studio album, To Anyone. “Fire“, “I Don’t Care“, “Try to Follow Me“, and “Go Away” have all hit number one in South Korea.

Pre-debut

The group was first mentioned by the press in late 2008, YG Entertainment announced that the group would consist of four members and debut sometime in May 2009.The company stated that the group had trained for 4 years, and that their debut album would contain songs produced by 1TYM Leader Teddy Park.The group’s name was initially announced as “21”; however, due to the discovery of a singer with the same name, the group was quickly renamed “2NE1”

Influences

The members of 2NE1 have all cited different influences. Park Bom, lead vocalist, cited American singers Beyoncé and Mariah Carey as her main influences because of their strong vocals and powerful performances. She has listed hip hop and R&B as her favorite music genres.Youngest member Minzy cited famous entertainer Michael Jackson,while leader CL said producer Teddy Park and American entertainers Madonna and Lauryn Hill are her role models.Dara states that singer Uhm Jung Hwa is her inspiration.

2NE1

Invasion of KPOP

K-pop (an abbreviation of Korean pop or Korean popular music) is a musical genre consisting of electronic, hip hop, pop, rock, and R&B music originating in South Korea. In addition to music, K-pop has grown into a popular subculture among teenagers and young adults throughout Asia, resulting in widespread interest in the fashion and style of Korean idol groups and singers.

Through the presence of Facebook fan pages, availability on iTunes, Twitter profiles, and music videos on YouTube, the ability of K-pop to reach a previously inaccessible audience via the Internet is driving a paradigm shift in the exposure and popularity of the genre.