[List] Kpop Groups that debuted in 2013

The Hallyu wave has been the sensation since a few years ago and it seems that more companies are forming and debuting more Kpop groups. There is a total of 78 groups with 40 girl groups, 37 boy groups and 1 co-ed group. So, how many of them do you actually know or take notice of?

12/28『Se-A & Kisum』2 members-Girl group
12/16『DDR』5 members-Girl group
12/12『Pungdeng-E』3 members-Girl group
12/06『Quattro Code』4 members-Boy group
11/30『The Gloss』4 members-Girl group
11/29『Hug & Kiss』2 members-Girl group
11/28『Pro C』2 members-Boy group
11/27『Peach Girl』5 members-Girl group
11/14『AlphaBAT』9 members-Boy group
10/29『Duo Flo』2 members-Girl group
10/29『TINT』5 members-Girl group
10/24『Topp Dogg』13 members-Boy group
10/22『AGIRLS』4 members-Girl group
10/17『TIMBER』3 members-Boy group
10/16『Veloce』3 members-Girl group
10/2『TREN-D』5 members-Girl group
9/30『A-DEAN』4 members-Girl group
9/27『DEMION』5 members-Boy group
9/25『Joy O’Clock』2 members-Boy group
9/16『Dio’Nicea』2 members-Girl group
8/28『NOM』5 members-Boy group
8/26『Surprise』5 members-Boy group
8/23『Royal Pirates』3 members-Boy group
8/22『B.O.I』5 members-Boy group
8/22『Honey G』3members-Boy group
8/20『Yell.o.w』4 members-Girl group
8/13『IPT』5 members-Girl group
8/06『Wassup』7 members-Girl group
8/01『E.S.Q』5 members-Boy group
8/01『M.Pire』6 members-Boy group
7/30『Live High』4 members-Girl group
7/29『QUEEN B’Z』5 members-Girl group
7/27『C.L.O』3 members-Girl group
7/25『Say Yes』5 members-Boy group
7/24『Move in Key』4 members-Boy group
7/22『PangPang Girls』3 members-Girl group
7/19『SWITCH』3 members-Girl group
7/18『Uncloud』2 members-Boy group
7/12『BESTie』4 members-Girl group
7/11『Lush』3 members-Girl group
7/10『TURAN』7 members-Girl group
7/01『Victor』5 members-Boy group
6/20『2EYES』5 members-Girl group
6/14『Odd Eye』3 members-Girl group
6/12『BTS』7 members-Boy group
6/05『Boys Republic』5 members-Boy group
5/14『Peer Nine』3 members-Girl group
5/14『Soft Berry』2 members-Girl group
5/13『Althea』5 members-Girl group
5/09『1N1』2members-Boy group
5/09『LC9』6 members-Boy group
5/03『UniBlenD』4 members,(2 female, 2 male)- Co-ed group
4/29『The KoKos』2 members-Girl group
4/26『History』5 members-Boy group
4/23『Got2B』4 members-Boy group
4/11『Notice』6 members-Boy group
4/04『Pure』5 members-Boy group
4/03『GI』5 members-Girl group
4/02『Delight』4 members-Girl group
4/01『Gil9 & Bong9』2 members-Boy group
3/27『Colla Voice』4 members-Boy group
3/20『Unique』3 members-Girl group
3/13『M4M』4 members-Boy group
3/07『Ladies’ Code』5 members-Girl group
2/22『icon●ize』5 members-Boy group
2/19『MAIN』3 members-Boy group
2/28『Rainy』2 members-Girl group
2/07『Purplay』4 members-Girl group
2/01『Heart Rabbit Girls』5 members-Girl group
1/22『Takers』2 members-Boy group
1/17『Never mind』4 members-Boy group
1/17『SPEED』7 members-Boy group
1/16『Pixie』2 members-Girl group
1/16『BP POP』5 members- Girl group
1/10『PASCOL』3 members-Girl group
1/08『Ego Bomb』2 members-Boy group
1/04『Airplane』3 members-Boy group
1/03『Brit』4 members-Boy group

For me: 6/78

Source: k-pop流行韓語音樂
Translation: Joey

[COVERAGE] TOPPDOGG gave their First Overseas Fanmeet to Singapore!

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The 13 member boy group, TOPPDOGG held their first overseas fanmeet here in Singapore on the 12th of Jan! They debuted just last year, to be exact 24 Oct 2013 with their first hit, Say It, under stardom entertainment. The group consists of P-Goon, Kidoh, Hanseol, X-ero, Gohn, B-Joo, Nakta, Yano, A-Tom, Jenissi, Sangdo, Hojoon and Seogoong.

The group started the fanmeet with Say It with the cheers from their fans, ToppKlass. They started to talk about Singapore, the cleanliness, welcoming fans and the infamous Chilli Crab and Chicken Rice. Then, Member Kidoh performed his solo stage A Girl Like You, which was the only solo stage that day.

Of course, in a fan meet, there will be games for the fans to have some upclose interaction with their idols. And the first game was Charades. Toppdogg was spilt into their dorms, Dorm A and Dorm B, as all of them couldn’t fit into one, and pick out some lucky seat number. (And well, I would say, I was lucky enough to get picked by the Dorm B members) Questions like Little Mermaid, Hiccups, Model and even EXO were given and the members as well as the fans (and me) were supposed to pass down the actions or interpret the previous action on their own. And I will have to say, I have no idea what the member infront of me, Sangdo, was trying to show but I just passed whatever he did to the next member in front of me, Hanseol. So in the end, Dorm A won but each fan got an autograph CD!

The second game was to shake of post-its which two fans were picked. And they will have to pick a member to go against and they can stick 5 post-its on them wherever they want. (/smirks) So Kidoh choose to place one on a fan’s lips and she decided to do the same which they both got it off within a second into the game. And so, the lucky fans also got an autographed album despite winning or losing to the members.

After the games, Toppdogg went for a quick change while some videos were shown. It was a teaser for Open the Door, their comeback album! Link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuG0zVEmJm4&feature=player_embedded

The dance line,Team Wizard (Hansol, Hojoon, B-Joo and X-ero) put on a dance performance with each member doing different genres (Waccking, Hiphop, Popping & Tatting). While the rest of the members sang Cigarette, their title song for the repackage album. And then they sang Cute girl and they jumped off the stage to get closer to their fans.

For the Encore, ToppDogg performed Say It once again but a liver version of it. The members where jumping around, hugging each other and teasing Toppklass and the song continues. They left the stage with “I love you”s and heart signs before coming out again for the Autograph session, Group/Solo photo session and Hi-touch session.

Kpress will like to thank East Entertainment for the invitation to cover the fanmeet!

Photos of the Fanmeet:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.678327322217679.1073741841.253229304727485&type=1&l=db7757372f

Coverage and Photos by: Joey

[COVERAGE] Christmas with Lunafly

Christmas for Lukies was celebrated early with their lovely boys, Lunafly at the rooftop of Jcube on the 20th December! Sam (26), the leader of Lunafly, together with Teo (20) and Yun (19), appeared in white and grey and started their show with Day By Day. They specially prepared the English version of that song for their Singaporean fans. (Aww so sweet)

They also covered several English songs like Bruno Mars’s When I Was Your Man and Pink’s Just Give Me a Reason which made the crowd to sing together with the familiar tunes. One More Step and You Got That Something I Need from their first full length album was also performed for those who were there. Teo’s speech sent everyone in giggles and laughs through his ‘English’ and even some Chinese pick-up lines! They continued their awesome live singing through old school songs such as  Westlife’s My Love and As Long As You Love Me by The Backstreet Boys.

Then, they went for a short break and appeared back in front of their fans in black. Sam appeared with sleeves cardigan, Teo with black and white checked outwear and Maknae Yun with the ever smart looking black blazer. Lunafly continued with their songs Stardust and an OST of popular Korean drama, Pretty Boy, 길치 (Poor Sense of Direction) , and also covered Justin Timberlake’s Mirrors,  Maroon 5’s Love Somebody and Chris Brown’s With You. They even did an impromptu Superhero with Teo playing the chords on the keyboard as Sam and Yun’s vocals blended in with the fans’ singing along. It was truly amazing how they can impromptu-ly perform a song and yet still sound so awesome, especially with Lukies singing along with them. Despite the light drizzle on that day, Lunafly get the crowd jamming to What’s Your Name and Help Me Find A Way (English Version) from the first album.

What is a showcase without members performing their special talent? Sam awkwardly did an aegyo (due to fans and even members’ request), Teo did a parody of Crayon Pop’s ‘Bar Bar Bar’ while Yun made a cute kissing sound into the microphone which sent fans into screaming mode. While Teo continued to entertain us with his ‘English’, Chinese and even Japanese, a special event by the Singapore Lunafly Fanclub , whom bought Lunafly a cake to celebrate their 450 days of debut was being prepared. They ended their concert with Fly To Love, their hit song.

Of course, what is an concert without an encore performance? After several shouts of “encore!” from the crowd, which was filled with fans from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia & Japan, Lunafly appeared with their Santa costumes and started singing Christmas jingles. But I guess the crowd was more focused on getting a stalk of rose from the members who were walking around the venue with a basket full of roses. They presented roses and candies to as much fans as possible and it ended with a happy note. I guess, it was the best Christmas present Lukies received yet!

Link to Photos from the event: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.675464312503980.1073741840.253229304727485&type=1&l=309ad068cb

Thanks to East Entertainment for the invite! Sorry for the late coverage but we hope you will enjoy this! Kpress wishes everyone a Happy New Year!

Photographs and Coverage by: Joey

[EVENT] TOPPDOGG in Singapore

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Korean Pop Group TOPPDOGG is coming to Singapore for the first time, Singapore fans can look forward seeing them LIVE!.

Date: 12 January 2014(Sunday)
Time: 2.00pm
Venue: TO BE AVAILABLE
Ticket Price: Premium:$108 | General:$68
Top Up Option: Fan Sign Session($50) | Solo Photograph Session($50) | Group Photograph Session($20)

Organized by: @eastsingapore