K-Pop fans rejoice! The year 2013 will start off with a big K-Pop bang!
Rumors have been circulating for months and finally, there is a confirmation. Happee Sy of Pulp Live! recently tweeted: "Lineup for Dream Kpop Fantasy: Girls Generation, EXO K&M, Infinite, U-KISS, Tasty, Tahiti. Date: Jan. 19, 2013. Venue: SM MOA Open Grounds."
This is definitely a dream come true for many K-Pop fans, especially as Girls Generation, EXO and Infinite will be performing in the country for the first time.
Want to know more about who's coming? Read on!
Girls' Generation, also known as Sonyeo Shidae, is a superstar K-Pop idol group managed by SM Entertainment (Super Junior, SHINee). Girls Generation has 9 members, namely Taeyeon, Jessica, Tiffany, Sunny, Hyoyeon, Seohyun, Sooyoung, Yuri and Yoona. These girls don't just sing, they also dance, act, model and host. Some of their top hits include "Gee," "Genie," "Oh," "Mr. Taxi," "Hoot," "Run Devil Run," and "The Boys."
Girls' Generation (SportsKorea)
Girls' Generation "The Boys"
EXO K&M is a unique idol group concept launched by SM Entertainment. EXO is a 12-member group that's been divided into two subgroups, EXO-K (Korean) and EXO-M (Mandarin). EXO-K and EXO-M promote their music simultaneously in South Korea and China. EXO is extremely popular among the youth. Their most popular hit song is their debut, "Mama."
Infinite is a 7-member pop boy band managed by Woollim Entertainment. Infinite is also one of the most successful K-Pop acts of 2011. The group is known for their choreography, popularizing the "scorpion" dance from their "Before the Dawn" music video.
Infinite "Before the Dawn"
U-KISS is a 7-member idol group which formed in 2008. The group is very popular in the Philippines, where it held its very first full-length concert back in 2010. U-KISS also came to the Philippines to open for Korean superstar Rain during his "Intensity" concert in 2010. U-KISS recently released their latest track entitled "Stop Girl." Some the group's greatest hits include "Man Man Ha Ni," "Bingeul Bingeul" and "Neverland."
U-KISS (Publicity photo)
U-KISS "Stop Girl"
Tasty is composed of twins Jung Daeryong and Jung Soryong who debuted as a duo early this year. Branded as "Asia's No. 1 Performance Duo," the twins released their hard-hitting song "You Know Me" followed by the single "Spectrum". To experience the charm of Tasty, check out the video below.
Tasty "You Know Me"
TAHITI is a K-Pop girl group who debuted early this year in the show "Ta-dah! It's TAHITI!" through the SBS MTV channel. TAHITI is composed of Yeeun, Jisoo, Jungbin, E.J., Minjae and Dasom. Their debut song entitled "Tonight" is a melodious electro-dance track. To experience TAHITI, click on the video below.
Tahiti (Publicity photo)
Catherine Deen lives, eats and breathes Korean music, cuisine, telenovelas and pop culture. Follow her on Twitter @cathsdeen.