The highs and lows of 2015


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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.


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?

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