The highs and lows of 2015
HOWHASTHEYEARBEENTREATINGYOUSOFAR?FORSURE,2015HAS BEENFULLOFNEWSBOTHGOODANDBADFORTHEWORLDOFK-POP! LET’STAKEALOOK.
We had Taeyang on Valentine’s Day and Kim Woo Bin on White Day. And two weeks after Woo Bin, there was 2PM in Indonesia to promote their latest release, Go Crazy.
On May 3, Super Junior held its “Super Show 6” in Jakarta. And later, there was BIGBANG in the city, with their “MADE Tour” G-Dragon, the leader of BIGBANG even posted online that it was the “best show ever”.
Cassiopeia (DBSK fans) were cheered as Yunho “DBSK” and Jaejoong (exDBSK, now JYJ) the 13th Ground Forces Festival. Since the split, they hadn’t been seen in public together. To have them together on one stage was to remember.
STARS ARE BORN
After participating in the variety show Challenge, the band Hyukoh hit the peak of almost every South Korean music chart on July 13. The indie band recently signed with HIGHGRND, a subsidiary of YG Entertainment.
Meanwhile, there were dozens of debuts this year. Not all could steal the limelight, though. GFriend got a lot of praise for their determination. A video that went viral showed members falling numerous times due to a slippery stage. However, the rookies got up and continued their performance.
This year was special for VIP (a.k.a. BIGBANG fans). After a 3-year hiatus, the group delivered their best release ever, namely the MADE album. Wonder Girls and hair, they rocked the stage for “I Feel You”. Meanwhile, Girls’ Generation kept releasing songs this year with “Catch Me If You Can”, “Party”, “Lion Heart” and “You Think”.
two decided to have a private wedding in Wonbin’s hometown. The beautiful surroundings made the wedding seem so dreamlike.
Shocking news came in late October from Dongho, a former U-KISS member. The 21-year-old announced that his wedding would be on Nov. 28.
We sadly have to say that 2015 was full of breakups. From GG alone, SM Entertainment Lee Seunggi,Yuri and Oh Seung Hwan – and also Tiffany and Nichkhun “2PM”.
The saddest moment of being a boyband The lads have to serve Korea and leave the entertainment industry for 21 to 24 months. This year, members of Super Junior (Shindong, Sungmin, Eunhyuk, Donghae), DBSK (Yunho), JYJ (Yoochun, Jaejoong) joined the military.
In January, Jonghyun “SHINee” showed his amazing compositional skills with “Déjà-Boo”. The song shot to number one on many music chart.s His album, Base, even rose to No. 1 on Billboard’s World Album Charts.
The highlight of the year, for sure, went to Taeyeon “Girls’ Generation”. After 8 years in the industry, the leader of GG released I While Taeyeon is famous as the queen of ballads, she showed versatility in the album, delving into genres such as pop-rock and RnB.
What was your favorite K-Pop moment from 2015?