See Ya

(Hangul: 씨야) was a South Korean female group originally made up of Kim Yeonji, Lee Bo Ram, and Nam Gyuri. In 2009, Nam Gyuri left the group to pursue a solo career. She was replaced by Lee Soomi until 2010. The group continued as a duo consisting of Yeonji and Bo Ram until their disbandment in 2011. They were known for their 2007 hit song Love’s Greetings and won the Best Female Group Award. When they debuted, they were marketed as the female version of SG Wannabe.

I never heard of this group at all, however they were active up until 2011. I didn’t know about K-pop until 2012 so it’s no wonder I never heard of them. But they had hits on nearly all of their single releases so I wonder why I never came across them. I did find out that they were one group and then remade into another group that is currently still active. But the new made group debuted in 2012. So I will stick with the original group that debuted in 2006. I actually only found one music video that is official of theirs, all the other music videos were with another group or of the rebooted group.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHigJJ-Lx8Q] [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbXOLXPnJiQ]

Brown Eyed Girls

(Hangul: 브라운 아이드 걸스, Japanese: ブラウン・アイド・ガールズ), often abbreviated as B.E.G., BG or브아걸 (beu-ah-geol) is a South Korean pop girl group managed by Nega Network. The group consists of four members: JeA,Miryo, Narsha, and Ga-In. They debuted as an R&B/ballad vocal group with “Come Closer (다가와서)” in 2006 and have since challenged themselves with a notable variety of different music genres.

I know about this group because of Ga-In, in which I really must say that I don’t like her and I didn’t like any of her songs and definitely none of her music videos. But other than that, I don’t know any thing about them except Psy used a revised version of one of their dances in his “Gentlemen” music video. Wikipedia states that they are still active even though their last album released was in 2013, technically since it was just a greatest hits album, but the last actual album was in 2011.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofwFr8o8p0Y?list=PLZcbIbGnZcAyojX5nCMuhToXhGIV0UBK4]

Untouchable

(Korean: 언터쳐블) is a South Korean hip hop duo managed by TS Entertainment. The group released their first single on August 24, 2006, but made their official debut on October 10, 2008 with their hit single “It’s Okay” ft. Hwayobi.

This is a first, they released a single in 2006 but then debut until 2008…I find that really weird…..so anyway, I know about this group either. But apparently they are currently active.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFYl_ueW2vw]

Big Bang

(Korean: 빅뱅; often stylized as BIGBANG) is a South Korean boy band formed by YG Entertainment. Consisting of members G-Dragon, T.O.P, Taeyang, Daesung, and Seungri, the group officially debuted on August 19, 2006. Predominantly a hip hop group, Big Bang found success with their breakthrough hit “Lies,” which stayed at number one on major Korean music charts for a record-breaking seven consecutive weeks, and winning the group the Song of the Year award at the 2007 Mnet Korean Music Festival.

Yeah, who doesn’t know about this group? They are famous world-wide. But I didn’t know about them until early 2012 either…or maybe late 2011. I knew about G-Dragon since maybe late 2010 early 2011, only because I thought he was a solo artist because of his solo debut in 2009. I learned about “Heartbreaker” in 2010 I’m sure because I watched Simon and Martina’s “How to dance Kpop” You Tube video. In America, if you are solo it means you don’t get back with your group, however in Korea, you go solo just to continue your career and then continue making albums with your group members. So the first song I heard of theirs was “Love Song” and that was because I was checking out new kpop songs at the time and I noticed G-Dragon in the video, even though he looked different and I was knew to telling any Korean person apart in a music video, I recognized him. I still didn’t know his name but I noted the group name and looked them up and that is where the story ends of how I kinda became their fan.

I honestly don’t know what their first music video or song release even is to this day, so I will learn about that right now. I just know they released a few mini albums this year and dropped FIVE music videos last month, in which, I love all the songs, but I could honestly say I only like 3 of the music videos. My favorite song from them is actually in Japanese and it’s called, “Beautiful Hangover”, I love the song and the music video and the same goes for, “Fantastic Baby”. But from what I can tell I only missed their first 3 albums because they were on Hiatus before they came out with “Tonight” and I was definitely around for that release, which was in 2011. Since they have so many music videos that I would like to share, I’m just making a playlist on You Tube to include in this post.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Cv3phvP8Ro?list=PLZcbIbGnZcAz6lJW-wgeiA97Q60R7rAGD]

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July 28, 2015