2AM

2AM is a Korean ballad boy band from the JYP entertainment. The members of 2AM includes JoKwon, Jinwoon, Seulong, and Changmin. Their official debut was on July 11, 2008. They performed their debut song, “The Song”. Also, their first Mutizen award was on February 7, 2010 with the song, “Can’t Let You Go Even If I Die”.

Changmin’s full name is Changmin Lee and ┬áhe is the oldest with the age of 23. He is the only idol who has completed the army service before debut. His first featuring was in Mario’s song named, “Superman” in December 12, 2008 and he also released a digital single with another member, JoKwon, titled, “Graduation”. He is currently a DJ with Sooyoung from Girl’s Generation for “Starry Night Radio”.

Seulong is the second oldest of age 22 and Seulong Im is his full name. He was part of the “Dirty Eyed Girls”. This group performed a parody of the Brown Eyed Girls, a popular Korean idol group. Their music video turned out to be very popular.

JoKwon is the leader of this group, 2AM, with the age of 20. He had been training for 2567 days which is about 7 years and a half in the JYP entertainment. He got into the JYP entertainment through Jin Young Park’s 99% challenge project. He was also part of the group, “Dirty Eyed Girls” along with Seulong. He joined the program, “We Got Married” to coupled up with Gain, a member of the Brown Eyed Girls. Continuing in 2010, they are one of the permanent couples for season 2 of “We Got Married”.

Lastly, Jinwoon is the youngest among the members of 2AM of the age 18. In January 2009, he joined the program, “Family Needed” of the third season. Some of the other people that were in this program were Ricky Kim, Yangrak Choi, and SungJin Lee. On the next year, January of 2010, Jinwoon was diagnosed of H1N1 but quickly recovered.

2AM’s second single album’s title track was, “Confession of A Friend”, released in March 19, 2009. Other songs of this album includes “Lost”, and “Although You’ve Turned Around Now”.Also, their first mini-album was released in the early 2010 and the title track is “Even If I Die I Can’t Let You Go”. “I Was Wrong” is another song in this album and this song also became popular. Other songs include “I’m Sorry I Can’t Laugh For You”, “To Her”, “Laugh”, and “I Love You”.

Idol groups dominate K-pop?

These days a lot of idol groups are dominating K-pop. This domination started from Fin. KL, H.O.T., Sechs Kies, S.E.S., and Shinhwa. These groups are called the first generation idol group. Most of the members were pretty young when they debuted, and they were made up by huge entertainments. The second generation includes Boa, and TVXQ. Their music focused for more popular appeal and musicality. Nowadays, the idol groups named, Big Bang, CN Blue, F.T. Island, Super Junior, 2PM, 2AM, U-Kiss, Girl’s Generation, F(x), Tiara, Kara, Wonder Girls, MBLAQ, BEAST, 4 Minute, and etc. are dominating K-pop. Anyone will notice that there is a huge boom in the idol groups just be seeing the increase in the number of idol groups that are created. These groups are called the third generation idol groups and they focus more on their individuality. Each of these numerous idol group members try to appeal their differentiated unique characteristics as it has become very competitive. These idol groups are getting interest not only from teenagers but from men and women of all ages. I, as an ordinary teenager, also have huge interests into the korean idol groups. I will upload posts about some hot news and some of the groups that I am particularly interested in later on. These are some of the videos of the korean idol groups.

I’m A Loner by CN Blue:


Heartbeat by 2PM:

Haru Haru by Big Bang:

Sorry Sorry by Super Junior: