Archive for the 'R&B' Category

Rain – I’m Coming

Monday, December 10th, 2007

Rain’s real name is Jung Ji-Hoon and was born on June 25, 1982 in Seoul. Rain recalls all the hardships he encountered while auditioning for various talent agencies before he finally got accepted and achieved the fame he has now. His singing and dancing prowess are certainly not to be missed, but another plus factor that makes Rain such a big hit all over Asia is his acting abilities. In 2004, his show “Full House” was one of the highest-ranked Korean dramas of all-time, and was also shown in the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, China, Japan, Taiwan and the U.S. He has also won several acting and music awards since his debut in 2002.

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TVXQ – Rising Sun

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

TVXQ is an acronym for Tong Vfang Xien Qi, roughly translated to “Rising Gods of the East,” is a boy band composed of five members. These members, Hero JaeJoong, U-Know Yunho, Micky Yoochun, Xiah Junsu, and Max Changmin are between the ages of 19-21 and can all sing, dance, do a cappella, and act. Since their debut in 2003 in one of BoA’s shows, the band has released various singles and performed in shows and concerts in Asia.

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S.E.S. – Dreams Come True

Monday, November 19th, 2007

S.E.S was the first highly successful pop girl group, followed by Baby V.O.X, and is often referred to as the female version of the boy band H.O.T.

From their launch in 1997, the members have gone through different image changes ranging from cute, sexy, and mature without losing their fans. Their break-up at the end of 2002 led the members of this girl group who went solo to enjoy varying degrees of success.

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Shinhwa – Once in a Lifetime

Monday, November 12th, 2007

Shinhwa (Korean for myth or legend) is a popular South Korean boy band comprised of 6 members, three of which are vocalists and the other three are rappers.

Shinhwa is also the longest-running boy band in South Korea, and has released a total of 9 studio albums to date. While most popular in Asia, Shinhwa has also performed in various parts of the globe like the US, Australia, China, Taiwan, North Korea, Singapore, and Japan.

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