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Lovelyz (러블리즈)

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Lovelyz was in the SoundK studio for You Who Came From The Stars with DJ Leah. Lovelyz (러블리즈) is a girl group that debuted in late 2014 under Woolim Entertainment (울림엔터테인먼트).

Members::
baby soul (베이비소울) – Leader, Vocalist
Jiae (유지애) – Visual, Vocalist
Jisoo (서지수) – Lead Dancer, Vocalist
Mijoo (이미주) – Vocalist, Main Dancer
Kei (케이) – Main Vocalist
Jin (진) – Lead Vocalist
Sujeong (류수정) – Vocalist
Yein (정예인) – Maknae, Vocalist

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Tidbits::
– Yein was injured and couldn’t come to the interview.
– Mijoo received the nickname “big” because she won an award for opening her mouth the widest on a reality show.
– Jin is from Busan and aegyo is not her thing.
– Sujeong learned the guitar on her own in elementary school.
– Jiae is the member with the most aegyo according to he members, but she says she has no aegyo.
– Michael, a fan from California, called in to say I love you to Lovelyz, and to tell Sujeong she is his favorite member.
– Jisoo likes to draw.
– Jin released an single album in 2013 with the song Gone. Thus making her solo debut one year before her group debut.
– Kei released two OST tracks.
– Baby Soul has performed a song on Immortal Song 2 with Dong Woo and Sung Kyu called ‘Woman on the Beach.’

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Q & A::
Q: Is there a song on the album that you like a lot besides the title track?
A: Sujeong likes Hide-n-Seek which is #11 on the album, because she wrote it.

Q: When you feel like you’re really celebrities?
A: When they go to airports, and hear people screaming “Lovelyz”, and showing them support.

Q: Is there anyone you would like to receive a white day gift from?
A: Jin said didn’t need to receive a gift, just meeting Park Haejin would be awesome. Jin fell for him when she was watching “cheese in the trap”.
– Jisoo likes Ryan Reynolds, and receiving gift from him would be nice.

Live Performance::
WoW!

Interview Footage ::
Part 1

Part 2

Tahiti (타히티)

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Tahiti stopped by the Super Kpop studio for K-Star & Live with DJ Sam Carter. Tahiti (타히티) debuted in 2012 under Dreamstar Entertainment.

The members::
Jungbin (정빈) – Leader, vocal
Miso (미소) – Rapper, vocal
Minjae (민재) – Vocal
Ari (아리) – Dance, visual, vocal
Jin (진) – Maknae, rapper, vocal, dancer
Jisoo (지수) – Visual, vocal

Tidbits::
– They are named after the Island of Venus in the south pacific (Tahiti)
– Jisoo is known for her athleticism
– Minjae ideal type is Lee Jeongseok, but her type changes almost everyday
– Ari wants a nice guy but a guy who is only nice to her
– They all like nice guys
– Miso’s older brother is a baseball coach
– They would like to take part in the show Running Man
– Jisoo threw the first pitch at a baseball game
– Jisoo lived in the Phillipines for 2 months in middle school

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Q & A::
Q: What is the difference between Tahiti and other girl groups?
A: Tahiti member love to eat. They also excercise very hard. they have a morning run everyday no matter the weather.

Q: What country do you wan to visit?
A: Tahiti

Q: How do you spend your free/down time?
A: Watching movies. They like action, and animation movies. When they are feeling sad they like to watch sad movies.

Live Performance::
Love Sick & Pretty face

Mr Mr (미스터미스터)

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MrMr stopped by the SoundK studio for some AN’R Artist and Repertoire with DJ SeeAn. MrMr (미스터미스터) debuted in 2012 under Winning Insight (Th E&M). They recently released ‘Waiting for you’ their first mini album.

The members::
Jin () – Leader, vocal
Doyeon (도연) – Vocal
Changjae (창재) – Vocal
Tey (테이) – Vocal
Ryu () – Vocal

About the music::
MrMr is a dance pop group.  Their current mini album ‘Waiting for you’ is their first mini album, and consist of musical sounds from many different genres. Their mini album’s title song ‘Waiting for you’ is from the synth pop genre. The song is about a guy waiting for a woman.

Tidbits::
– Jin wanted to become a musical performer.
– Changjae became a member of MrMr right after his first audition.
– There is no rapper in MrMr
– All the members are over 180 centimeters tall.
– Ryu is very soft spoken
– Jin likes sushi a lot!!
– Ryu want to spend his honeymoon in LA, USA 
미스(Miseu) is the MrMr fan club name

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Q & A::
Q: What does 미스터미스터 mean?
A: 미스터미스터 (MrMr) means mister. The say it twice (mistermister) to mean that they are men of men.

Q: When everyone in a group can sing really well it can be hard assigning parts. How do you decide who sing what?
A: They divide singing parts based on who sings what part the best. It’s almost like a survivor show where they are fighting for the best parts of the song.

Q: What was your first impression of each other?
A: Jin’s first impression of Tey was that he looked older than he really is. Tey said he could tell right away that Jin had recently been discharged from the army, because he had the feel of guy who just finished the army.

Q: What inspired you to want to become a singer?
A: Tey has been into black American music from a young age. He performed a sing by James Brown and the reaction he received made him want to become a professional performer. 

Q: Future plans?
A: They want to develope their MrMr color even more, and hope that people all around the world will join 미스 (Miseu).

Q: What is your ideal type?
A: Jin – Ann Hathaway
Ryu –  girls that are older than him
Doyeon – girls with seductive eyes
Changjae – Penelope Cruz for vanilla skies
Tey – athletic girls

Live Performance::
Waiting for you

Bangtan Boys (방탄소년단)

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The talented and bulletproof Bangtan Boys were this weeks Hot New Face on Kpoppin with DJ Isak. Bangtan Boys (방탄소년단) is a 7 member idol group that debuted in 2013 under Big Hit Entertainment, a subsidiary of JYPE.

The members::
Rap Monster (랩몬스터) – Leader, rapper
V (브이) – Vocal
Jimin (지민) – Vocal, dancer
J-Hope (제이홉) – Dancer, rapper
Suga (슈가) – Rapper
Jin () – Visual, vocal
Jungkook (정국) – Maknae, dancer, rapper, vocal

Tidbits::
– Fans have nicknamed Jin ‘Pink Princess’ because he likes pink.
– Rap monster is fluent in English and Korean.
– Members claim that Jimin and V have the most female fans.
– Jungkook takes the longest in the Bathroom
– The group showers 2 times a day
– V talks, screams, and Ask for water while sleeping.
– Rap Monster was part of the Korean underground from 2007-2010 when he became a trainee for Big Hit Ent.
– Jungkook would like to go to Australia, Suga to USA, and V & J-Hop to Japan.

Q & A::
Q: What kind of student were you?
A: Rap Monster – was a good student and got good grades but he had no dream for his life until high school. He says the song ‘No More Dream’ is a message to his younger self.

Q: When did you start to feel like I have to be on stage?
A: Rap Monster – when the textbook stopped looking like something to study and started looking like a place to write lyrics.

Q: When you record songs do you just lay down beats or does the CEO give you songs to use?
A: For title track the CEO usually gives them a song and says have fun with it and do what you want to it. For other songs Suga and Rap Monster will collaborate on the beats and start working on lyrics. Then the other members will bring in their own styles, and just blend it all together.

Q: If you were a girl which member would you date?
A: JIn says Jimin because he thinks it would be fun to tease Jimin since Jimin is so shy and quiet spoken.  rap Monster says J-Hope because J-hope is like the umma in the dorm and Rap Monster thinks he would do that much more for his girlfriend.

Q: How did you get your names?
A: Suga – the CEO said he was pale and sweet so they just went with Suga. 
V – was given a voice of 3 names but choose V for victory. 
J-Hope – after you open the pandora’s box and everything is gone all that is left is Hope. The CEO wanted him to be the hopeful member.
Rap Monster – he shouted rap monster in a song before debut and then the company just started calling him that. The name just sort of stuck. At first he was embarrassed by the name but now he likes it.
방탄소년단
– bulletproof, because they can withstand all the bullets of negativity and hardships that come their way.

Interview footage::