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    Favorite Kpop #11: Kim Hyun Joong

    Kim Hyun Joong (Korean: 김현중; Hanja: 金賢重; born June 6, 1986) is a South Korean actor, singer and songwriter. He was a member of the boy band called SS501 and played roles in the Korean dramas Boys Over Flowers and Playful Kiss. After debuting with SS501 in 2005, Kim released his first Korean solo album, Break Down, in 2011, and his first Japanese solo album, Unlimited, in 2012. Due to his commercial success, Kim is considered one of South Korea’s biggest Hallyu stars of the early 2010s. He did music promotions in Japan and other over seas countries. He did the military enlistment in May 2015 and didn’t come back until February 2017. I don’t know much of his songs or what they’re like only that they’re different sounds from the debut songs he’s written. I think his fan base is currently Japan at the moment from what I’ve seen on other sites but I think he’s made traditional Korea songs that sounds mellow from one song I heard that’s what it sounded like to me. He’s acted in a lot of kdramas too but his first one was called “Boys Over Flowers” and casted in it from 2005 until he made the role. You can check out the other kdramas he’s been in to here. He’s done a music series called “Music in Korea” which you can check out here in case you’re interested. His appearance looks different from his solo debut days too which I prefer more than how he looks now but overall he looks okay either way appearance wise. He sings and dances good in my opinion. Info of his discography you can check here. Overall I think he’s accomplished a lot between making music and the acting in the kdramas as a solo artist.

    Some of his songs I like:
    Kiss Kiss https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uwaVA2ZS1kk
    Unbreakable https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mPXaR2s7Y90
    Breakdown https://youtu.be/bxhnC3ZFfho
    Please https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hShOR9B85lY
    My Story https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2IUgtr4xxfU
    Beauty Beauty https://youtu.be/3bRWCZrQyvI

    These two songs I like from the SS501 group he used to be in:
    Love Ya https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wqHX9YmqeyQ
    Love Like This https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yHvKeVncWMs

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    Favorite Kpop #10: BTS

    BTS (Korean: 방탄소년단; RR: Bangtan Sonyeondan), also known as the Bangtan Boys, is a South Korean boy band formed in 2010 and debuting in 2013 under Big Hit Entertainment. They consist of seven members Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook who co-writes and co-produces much of their own material. Originally a hip hop group, their musical style has evolved to incorporate a wide range of genres; their lyrics have often discussed mental health, the troubles of school-age youth and coming of age, loss, the journey towards self-love, and individualism. Their work also frequently references literature, philosophy and psychological concepts, and includes an alternate universe storyline. They have two current webtoons called Save Me and 7Fates: Chakho. Their music genres is kpop, pop, hip hop, r&b and edm. They have an anthology album called Proof that consists of 48 songs in total including their title tracks, solo and subunit songs also demo songs that was never released for the public to hear.

    They’ve accomplished a lot. I’m sure any fellow ARMYs out there are proud of them too. More info on their Wikipedia page here. My bias is Jungkook 💜 I like his vocals when he sings and he dances good too. The other members are awesome also. I like a lot of their songs even their solo songs that I’ve already listened to. My favorite Jungkook solo song is Euphoria 💜 Their last song as a group is called “Yet to Come” before the start of their solo projects. So far Jhope finished his solo album called Jack in the Box, he was at Lollapalooza and featured in Crush’s music video called Rush Hour which can be viewed here. His previous solo album, a debut mixtape it was called Hope World. RM was featured in Balming Tiger’s music video called Sexy Nukim. Also Suga was featured in Psy’s music video called “That That.” Almost Jungkook was featured in Charlie Puth’s song “Left and Right.” I’m excited when the other members are gonna release their songs too or featured in someone else’s video. I wonder what Jungkook’s next solo album is gonna sound like also it’ll probably sound awesome. Comment hi or something if you’re a BTS ARMY. Does anyone like their songs too? I’m just curious so I thought I would ask if there was a song you liked. If you don’t wanna tell me your favorite then that’s fine too. Bye for now until next review.

    In case you wanna watch/listen to the songs I had mentioned
    That That – Psy Ft. Suga https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8dJyRm2jJ-U
    Left & Right – Charlie Puth Ft. Jungkook https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=a7GITgqwDVg
    Sexy Nukim – Balming Tiger Ft. RM https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=E-S75YDYY7I
    Rush Hour – Crush Ft. JHope https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PS0qkO5qty0

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