K-pop (Korean: 케이팝; RR: keipap), short for Korean popular music, is a form of popular music originating in South Korea as part of South Korean culture. It includes styles and genres from around the world, such as pop, hip hop, R&B, rock, jazz, gospel, reggae, electronic dance, folk, country, disco, and classical on top of its traditional Korean music roots. The term "K-pop" became popular in the 2000s, especially in the international context. The Korean term for domestic pop music is gayo (Korean: 가요; Hanja: 歌謠), which is still widely used within South Korea. While "K-pop" can refer to all popular music or pop music from South Korea, it is colloquially often used in a narrower sense for any Korean music and artists associated with the entertainment and idol industry in the country, regardless of the genre.
B.I (비아이) is a South Korean rapper and songwriter under 131 LABEL.
Official Fandom Name: ID (BE IDENTITY / 아이디)
Stage Name: B.I (비아이)
Birth Name: Kim Hanbin (김한빈)
Birthday: October 22, 1996
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Rat
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 60 kg
Blood Type: O
He is a former leader of the South Korean boy group iKON under YG Entertainment. He debuted as the leader of iKON on September 15th, 2015 under YG Entertainment. He released his 1st solo album “Midnight Blue” on March 19, 2021. He was born in Seoul, South Korea. His MBTI type is INFJ, his previous result was INFP. He has a parents and one younger sister which is 15 years younger, named Hanbyul. He joined YG in 2011. He loves Mickey Mouse and Pringles snack a lot. He really likes South American culture. He hates aegyo and said he wouldn’t do it even if YG asked him to, but he did it anyways for the fans. He uses movies and books to get inspiration for his songs cause he didn’t experience a lot of things. He never had a girlfriend before so he was depending on his imagination to write songs. He wrote/composed all iKON's songs. He made his solo debut under 131 Label. He released his 1st solo album, “Midnight Blue” on March 19, 2021 as a part of LOVE STREAMING project. All proceeds and royalties of this album will be donated. The physical album was produced in 10 000 copies only.
Stage Name / English Name: Eric Nam (에릭남)
Birth Name: Nam Yoon Do (남윤도)
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia United States
Birthday: November 17, 1988
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 64 kg
Blood Type: O
Eric Nam Facts:
He was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. He has 2 younger brothers: Eddie and Brian. Eddie is his manager. Eric graduated cum laude from Boston College in 2011 with a major in International Studies. He also studied a year abroad at Peking University in Beijing, China. He speaks fluently English and Korean, and a good level of Spanish and Mandarin. He’s also learning Japanese. He auditioned for SM Entertainment when he was in high school, but he didn’t make it. He is currently under CJ E&M. He played soccer and was a part of the orchestra in high school. He has a strong faith and belief in God. He can play the piano and the cello. He spent quite a bit of time in Latin America, including Mexico, Panama, Guatemala, and Bolivia for experiencing the culture and for understanding how their economy works. He also spent some time in India before traveling to Korea for his audition. His favorite color is red. He likes trying new food, meeting new people, visiting new places. Eric’s hobbies are songwriting, staying at home and allowing himself to watch TV and eat. Eric is allergic to apples. Before becoming a singer Eric was a business analyst, but he chose the path of singing because he didn’t want to regret missing his window of opportunity. Before making it to the K-Pop industry, he was already making cover songs and posting them on YouTube. He debuted on January 23, 2013, with the release of his mini-album “Cloud 9”, with title track “Heaven’s Door”. In April 2014, Eric returned to Korea’s music scene with his first digital single “Ooh Ooh” (우우). On June 10, 2016, Eric released his first U.S. single, “Into You” in collaboration with the electronic band, KOLAJ. In July 2016, Eric released his digital single “Can’t Help Myself” with the lyrics written by Epik High’s Tablo. He has his own podcast called Kpop Daebak Show with Eric Nam. On Nov 14, 2019 he released his 1st English album called “Before We Begin”.
J.Y Park is a South Korean singer-songwriter, record producer, actor, record executive, and reality television show judge. He debuted in 1994 with the album Blue City.
Official Fandom Names: The Asiansoul and Soulmate
Stage Name: J.Y Park
Birth Name: Park Jin-young (박진영)
Birthday: December 13, 1971
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 78 kg
Blood Type: AB
J.Y Park Facts:
Birthplace: Gwangjin-gu, Seoul, South Korea In 1997, he became the founder and CEO of JYP Entertainment, one of the most profitable entertainment agencies in South Korea. In 2011, Jung Wook took over as the CEO for JYP while J.Y Park still continues to hold the owner and founder positions. He has created and managed highly successful K-pop acts including Rain, Wonder Girls, GOT7, and TWICE. He attended Yonsei University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in geology in 1996. He has an older sister. In 1999, he married Seo Yoon-jeong. In March 2009, they announced their divorce. On October 10, 2013, he married a woman who is nine years younger than him. On January 25, 2019, his first daughter was born and on March 09, 2020 he announced the birth of his second daughter on Instagram. He can play the piano. In May 2008, he collaborated with Jackie Chan to form the “I Love Asia” Project, prompted by the earthquake tragedy in China. While he was in college, he released his first two albums
Jay Park became famous as the leader of 2PM (until 2010), then he pursued a solo career and created H1GHR MUSIC and AOMG music labels.
Jay Park’s Official Fandom Name: Jaywalkers / JWalkers
Stage Name: Jay Park (제이박)
Birth Name: Park Jae-beom (박재범)
Birthday: April 25, 1987
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Height: 171 cm
Weight: 67 kg
Blood Type: A
Jay Park Facts:
Education: Dankook University
He was born in Edmonds, Washington, in the Seattle metropolitan area, United States. Since a young age he showed great interest in hip-hop music and b-boying. In 2004 he became a trainee for JYP Entertainment. On September 4, 2008, he debuted, as the leader of 2PM, with the song “10 Out of 10”. Jay Park officially left 2PM in early 2010. In March 2010, he uploaded on Youtube a cover of B.o.B’s “Nothin’ on You”, which went viral, getting more than 2 mil. views in just 24 h. In July 2010, he returned to South Korea and signed a contract with the Korean agency SidusHQ. In 2011, he released his first mini-album, “Take a Deeper Look”, which went multi-platinum in South Korea. He became the first artist to win a music program award on his debut stage when he won on KBS’ Music Bank with “Abandoned”. In February 2012, he released his first full-length album, “New Breed”, which also went multi-platinum. In 2012, he had his 1st solo tour in Seoul, followed by tours around Asia and Australia. In 2012, he was also chosen as the new model for casual clothing brand Googims. In November 2015, he released his album “WORLDWIDE”. On October 20, 2016, he released the album “Everything You Wanted”. He has also featured on the April issue of “Dazed Korea” magazine. He has collaborated with Loco, Gray, Dean, Hoody, Jessi, Crush, etc. Former founder and CEO of AOMG and H1GHR MUSIC. He is under Roc Nation (Jay-Z’s label) for his American activities. He is the first Asian to sign with Roc Nation. He is a member of the Seattle-based b-boy crew, Art of Movement (AOM) His hobbies are basketball and listening to music. On July 20, 2018, he released his first full English album: “Ask Bout Me” via Roc Nation. On December 31, 2021, Jay announced via social media that he has stepped down as CEO of AOMG and H1GHR MUSIC after giving the decision a lot of thought.
GIKWANG (기광) is an South Korean singer, actor, and he is also a member of the boy group HIGHLIGHT.
Stage Name: GIKWANG (기광)
Birth Name: Lee Gi Kwang (이기광)
Position: Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist, Visual
Birthday: March 30, 1990
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Height: 172 cm
Weight: 58 kg
Blood Type: A
Lee Gikwang Facts:
Education: Dongshin University and Seoul Absence of Comprehensive Art School.
Born in Naju, South Jeolla Province, South Korea. He has a younger brother named Lee Hyekwang. His fanclub’s name is ACES. He is currently a member of HIGHLIGHT. He was a trainee for 5-7 years. He’s a former JYP Entertainment, DSP Entertainment, and Cube Entertainment trainee. His religion is Christianity. Gikwang is allergic to seafood. Gikwang rarely eats junk food or Ramen and also doesn’t drink alcohol or smoke and takes very good care of his body. He always watches what he eats. He is very friendly, especially on first meetings, making people think he wants something from them. He thinks that cooking depends on the person’s sincerity. Gikwang’s hobbies include watching movies, dancing, exercising, composing songs, sleeping and reading comics. Even though he loves working out, he’s the laziest member, especially when it comes to cleaning or washing up. He was born with naturally curly/wavy hair. His favorite color is Black. Protein Shakes are his favorite drinks. His favorite Japanese word is ‘大好き‘ (I love you/it). His favorite quote is “Really enjoying a movie can relieve stress and make you forget all your worries.” He acted in several Korean dramas: “High Kick! 2 (지붕 뚫고 하이킥)” (2009), “My Princess” (2011), “Me Too, Flower! (나도 꽃)” (2011), “My Friend is Still Alive (내 친구는 아직 살아있다)” (2013), “Twenty Years Old (스무살)” (2014), “Mrs. Cop” (2015), “Monster” (2016), “Circle: Two Worlds Connected (써클 : 이어진 두 세계)” (2017), “Lovely Horribly” (2018).
LØREN (로렌) is a solo singer, DJ and producer under YG Entertainment‘s sub-label, THEBLACKLABEL.
He made his debut on November 13, 2020 with his first single, “Empty Trash”.
Fandom Name: LØNER
Stage Name: LØREN (로렌)
Birth Name: Lee Seungjoo (이승주)
Birthday: January 10, 1995
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Height: 188 cm
Blood Type: N/A
Born in South Korea. He has a younger sister. He grew up with Rock music. He was modeling for W Korea previously. LØREN’s also a DJ under the name of cawlr and DJ Boid. LØREN can play guitar and drums. He created his own label Fire Exit Records under YG Entertainment. Based on his social media posts, he’s also bilingual who can speak both Korean and English fluently. LØREN left South Korea for Singapore at a young age, and was placed at the American International School before he even knew English. He picked up drumming accidentally when volunteering to learn percussion at school After graduating high school, he moved to Japan to do Liberal Studies at college, but dropped out in his second year. He doesn’t have much friends in his school years. He became the drummer in the school-run jazz band and finding that he “really fell in love with drums, more so than guitar” and quickly saved up to buy a drum set. LØREN is a big fan of BIGBANG. He continues to go back to listening to BIGBANG‘s songs.
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