EXO reveals yearbook-like teaser photos for comeback with ‘XOXO’!

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EXO is coming back! You better believe it because it’s really actually confirmed this time around with the release of teaser photos!

They’ll be presenting their fans, who have been waiting for ages, with their first full length album, ‘XOXO (Kiss&Hug)‘!

To tease you all, the boys of EXO-K and EXO-M have teamed up for teaser photos that look much like something you’d see in a school yearbook!

It’s said that the 12 members will promote together traveling back and forth between Korea and China to once again show off powerful stages that are sure you make you swoon all over again.

Starting on the 17th, individual teasers will be released one by one, so stay tuned for more to come!

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source: Allkpop
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EXO reveals new group teaser photos for ‘XOXO’ comeback

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As you all know by now, EXO is finally getting ready to return after what seems like forever, and they’re continuing the excitement with more photos!

Ahead of the boys’ first full length album, ‘XOXO (Kiss&Hug)‘, coming up, the group has unveiled a new set of group teasers showing the boys shedding their school uniforms for a more casual, sporty attire, going from the model-student image to a more rambunctious group of students!

As mentioned earlier, EXO-K and EXO-M will be promoting as EXO (that means all 12 members) this time around and travel back and forth between Korea and China to promote!

We’ll be greeted with a new teaser each day most likely up until the release, so make sure you’re on the lookout!

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source: Allkpop
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IU…

When it comes to talent and success in the K-pop industry, IU is a name that cannot be left out. Although IU has only been around for four years, she has already taken over the nation with her sweet, innocent charms and surprisingly savory vocals. With her milky complexion and slim figure, “nation’s little sister” IU has been gaining fans consistently, and the population of her “uncle fan club” has only been growing.

IU had a rather quiet debut in 2008 with “Lost Child” and experienced bursts of fame with “Boo” and “Marshmallow” in 2009. Since then, the public has slowly started to recognize her light yet powerful vocals and her ability to outsing most artists her age. IU captured the hearts of many fanboys with the adorable choreography and cute antics for “Marshmallow” in particular. Soon after, her acoustic covers of various hit songs such as Girls’ Generation‘s “Gee” and Big Bang‘s “Lies” have gone viral, drawing attention yet again to her flexible vocals and musical style.

The adorable singer’s popularity was on the rise when she released a duet with 2AM‘s Seulong, ”Nagging“, for the popular variety show, ‘We Got Married‘. It was soon after that IU reached one of the heights of her career with the release of her hit “Good Day” in 2010. From dramas to endorsements to variety shows, IU made frequent appearances in front of the public who was infatuated by her honest and childlike personality.

As she’s making just about everything she appears in a hit, it’s safe to say that IU is gifted with the “green thumb” of the K-pop industry. IU continues to secure her spot at the top with consistent yet not over-the-top appearances on TV shows and vocal skills, which will one day lead her to become one of South Korea’s legendary vocalists.

[Basic Information]

Full Name: Lee Ji Eun
Known As: IU
Nickname: Nation’s Little Sister
Birthday: May 16, 1993
Height & Weight: 162 cm, 44 kg
Blood Type: A
Aesthetic Strong Points: Small face size with distinct facial features
Associated Agency: LOEN Entertainment

[Works]

Drama: ‘Dream High’ as Kim Pil Suk
Variety Shows: ’Happy Sunday- Heroine’, ‘Kim Yuna’s Kiss and Cry’
Music Shows: ‘Inkigayo’ co-host
Others: ‘Sammy Adventures 2′ [dubbing], ‘E! TV Special’

[Endorsements]

Bulgaris
Samsung Galaxy
Mexicana Chicken
My Chew
S.Oil
Samsung Galaxy SII LTE [College Version][Military Version]
Samsung Galaxy S2
Nongshim Slurp Noodles
Samsung Wave 3 [Episode 1][Episode 2][Episode 3]
Samsung Galaxy S Hopin
Nongshim Black Shin Ramen
G by Guess
Le Coq Sportif
Union Bay
Elite Fashion King [Game]
The Saem
Lemona
Various online shopping malls

[Awards]
25th Golden Disk Awards: Digital Music Bonsang [2010]
2010 SBS Entertainment Awards: Variety New Star Award
20th Seoul Music Awards: Bonsang Award & Best Digital Album [2011]
2nd & 3rd Melon Music awards: TOP 10
13th Mnet Asian Music Awards: Best Vocal Performance Solo
5th Mnet 20′s Choice Awards: Hot CF Star
21st Seoul Music Awards: Bonsang Award & Best Album
9th Korean Music Awards: Female Musician of the Year, Netizen Vote & Best Song of the Year (“Good Day”) & Best Korean Pop Song (“Good Day”)
1st Gaon Chart Awards: Song of the Year (February & December)

[Interesting Facts]

Her name means: “You and I will come together with music“.

Debuted with “Lost Child” in 2008

Was turned down by JYP Entertainment

Famous for her clumsiness & acoustic covers of various hit songs [example]

source : allkpop
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EXO’s Story

Discography

What Is Love (2012)

>> What Is Love (Korean Ver.)

>> What Is Love (Mandarin Ver.)

History (2012)

>> 01 History (Korean Ver.)

>> 01 History (Mandarin Ver.)

MAMA (2012)

>> MAMA (Korean Ver.)

>> MAMA (Mandarin Ver.)

MUSIC VIDEO (MV)
What is Love MV (Korean Version)

What is Love MV (Chinese Version)

History (Korean Version)

History (Chinese Version)

MAMA (Korean Version)

MAMA (Chinese Version)

Links

Official

Exo K Official Site

Exo K Official Facebook

Exo K Official Weibo

Exo K Official Youtube

Exo M Official Site

Exo M Official Facebook

Exo M Official Weibo

Exo M Official Youtube

SMTOWN Facebook

SMTOWN Official Youtube

Other

CODE:EXO – The First Exo International Fan Forum

Exo Directory

Exo Gounnarae Daum Cafe

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SHINee releases their first teaser featuring Minho!

Shawols, prepare yourselves! SHINee is finally making their highly anticipated comeback, and has just released their first teaser!

The boys of SHINee will be dropping their 4th mini album, ‘Sherlock’, that is said to include quality music that boys have been diligently working on for a while.

With the upcoming album release on March 21st, the boys are currently hard at work filming for their music video to show you a brand new SHINee.

In the meantime check out their first teaser featuring a half-naked Minho!

Source + Photos: Sports Chosun via Nate

SHINee reveals making-of video from ‘THE FIRST’ photoshoot

As the clock winds down towards SHINee‘s very first Japanese album, fans have been waiting patiently for previews of the surprise waiting ahead.

A making-of video from their jacket photoshoot for “THE FIRST“ has surfaced online, stuffed to the brim with tons of eye-candy. The members are seen decked out in a style that mixes Harajuku street chic with boyish accents — a combination that works out perfectly for SHINee. There are moments of silliness on set, but for the most part, fans will melt over the boys’ hypnotic charm.

Check out their behind-the-scenes video below!

SHINee releases 1st Japanese album, ‘THE FIRST’

On December 7th, SHINee released their very first Japanese album, appropriately titled ‘THE FIRST‘.

Available in three editions [Regular, Limited Edition, and Limited Edition Special Box], the album contains 12 tracks, which includes their Oricon chart-toppers, “JULIETTE“, “Replay“, and ”LUCIFER“.

Check out their album details and tracks below, and don’t forget to support the boys by purchasing their album! (links provided below)

– All 12 tracks + Bonus [“Stranger”]
– Includes 44-page photo booklet
– First press purchasers receive a special B4 poster

[ Purchase link here here ]

– All 12 tracks
– DVD disc [ ‘SHINee JAPAN DEBUT PREMIUM RECEPTION DIGEST MOVIE in JAPAN’ + ‘SHINee JAPAN DEBUT PREMIUM RECEPTION DIGEST MOVIE in LONDON’ ]
– Includes 68-page photo booklet
– Desktop calendar

[ Purchase link here]

– All 12 tracks
– DVD disc [ ‘JAPAN DEBUT PREMIUM RECEPTION in JAPAN’ + jacket shooting ]
– Includes 88-page photo booklet
– Special mp3 player
– ‘THE FIRST’ 2012 calendar

[ Purchase link here]

SHINee reveals track list for “THE FIRST”

Via tokyohive:

Korean group SHINee will be releasing their first Japanese original album, “THE FIRST“, on December 7th.

The album will feature a total of 12 songs including their already released singles, “Replay -Kimi wa Boku no everything-“, “JULIETTE“, and “LUCIFER“. It will also contain 5 brand new songs including the Japanese version of “Amigo” and “The SHINee World“.

As a bonus track, the regular edition will come with “Stranger“, which is used as the theme song for the drama, “Stranger6“. The album will also come in a limited edition and a limited edition box version.

Check out the full track list below!

01. LUCIFER
02. Amigo
03. JULIETTE
04. BETTER
05. To Your Heart
06. Always Love
07. Replay -Kimi wa Boku no everything-
08. START
09. Love Like Oxygen
10. Hello
11. The SHINee World
12. Seesaw
13. Stranger (Bonus Track)

Source: Tower Records Japan