Music industry professionals choose '2016's Most Anticipated Groups'
Which idol groups are '2016's Most Anticipated' groups? 28 music experts gave their pick as to who they most looked forward to in 2016. The votes were for idol groups in general, without dividing between male groups and female groups.
The experts included agency representatives, composers, broadcast producers and more from various companies.
Without further ado, for first place, BTS and G-Friend were tied with 3 votes each!
The reps explained why they chose BTS, "2016 will be a very important starting point for BTS, and we look forward to their next musical activities. Because of their outstanding skills and huge fandom, they seem like the next candidate for the top boy group."
About G-Friend, the reps said, "With every album, they show an improved side of themselves. The innocent image fits them so well and they are 'digesting' it very well. We look forward to their next album."
Tied for second place are WINNER, Seventeen and TWICE! All three groups received 2 votes each.
About WINNER, the reps said, "They are looking at a comeback in the beginning of this year. We expect extremely excited support by the fans who have waited a long time for their comeback."
For Seventeen, the reps explained, "They showed confidence and a perfected performance since their debut stage. Their upcoming promotions will be the basis for more nourishment."
TWICE's members were described to have various charms, leading the reps to vote for them.
The representatives who voted came from various companies, including representatives from DSP Media, Starship Entertainment, MBC, TS Entertainment, Dream Tea Entertainment, Shinsadong Tigers, Star Empire Entertainment, ELEVEN9 Entertainment, YG Entertainment's Yang Hyun Suk, Brave Brothers, Happy Face Entertainment, JYP Entertainment, SM C&C/SM Entertainment, Happy Tribe Entertainment, Nextar Ent., JJ Holic Media, Amoeba Culture, Bit Hit Entertainment, A Cube Entertainment, FNC Entertainment, Cube Entertainment, Jellyfish Entertainment and more.
These are the votes of the professionals in the music industry. Do you agree with the groups they voted for?
Jessica sings 'Gravity,' talks about her training period, and more with 'Grazia'
Jessica sat down for an interview with China's 'Grazia' in which she talked about her training days, current life, fashion, and more.
She revealed that she trained for seven years and enjoyed it a lot, saying that she had never felt like things were so hard that she wanted to give up. She then said that she wanted to enjoy whatever she did, like her current pursuit of fashion. The video shows her working hard at sketches, surrounded by beautiful sunglasses.
Jessica then states that Sara Bareilles's "Gravity" was a song she always liked. You can check out her beautiful cover above!
JYJ's Junsu and EXID's Hani confirmed to be dating!
The next official couple announced in 2016 is already here. And this one will definitely pique your interest. JYJ's Junsu and EXID's Hani have been confirmed to be dating!
Dispatch released photos of the two on dates and reported that Junsu and Hani have been dating for 6 months. The couple were said to have dates usually in Junsu and his manager's apartment.
And Junsu's agency C-JeS Entertainment confirmed the news! They stated, "This is the official statement on Junsu and EXID Hani's dating news. The two first encouraged and supported each other in their activities as a sunbae and hoobae as artists. It's true that recently, they have begun a relationship and are meeting well."
The rep added, "But as the two are artists who are receiving a lot of love, we ask for warm regards. As dating is a personal matter we cannot reveal any more and ask for your understanding."
Congrats to the happy couple!
Insider reveals more about Hani and Junsu's relationship
Insiders have more to say about Junsu and Hani's recently confirmed relationship.
One broadcast employee revealed, "I saw the two having a date at the movie theater. I thought they were an average college couple. That's why at first I wasn't sure, but it was Junsu and Hani. They seemed like a lovable and cheerful couple."
Another insider alleged that though the JYJ and EXID member are private about their dates, they can't disguise their easygoing and bright attitudes when showing affection. The two are also said to wear couple t-shirts.
One acquaintance commented, "They started dating around June, and the feelings they have for each other are very lovely."
Actors Kim So Yeon and Kwak Si Yang confirmed as new couple on 'We Got Married'!
Actors Kim So Yeon and Kwak Si Yang have been confirmed as a new couple on 'We Got Married'!
You may recognize Kim So Yeon from a number of dramas as well as from the female special of 'Real Men', while Kwak Si Yang recently wrapped up 'Oh My Ghost'. According to producers of 'We Got Married', the couple will be following CNBLUE's Jonghyun and Gong Seung Yeon.
Kim So Yeon and Kwak Si Yang's first filming was on August 27, and reports say that the actors weren't afraid to be honest and show their unexpected charms. What's also causing some noise is the fact that Kim So Yeon is 6 years older than Kwak Si Yang.
The first episode featuring the new couple will air on September 5! What do you think of the pairing?
An androgynous-looking fan driving an Audi R8 worth NT$10 million (approximately S$430,000) tailed Show Luo’s car after the singer’s fan meet ended on Monday, insistent on escorting Show home, according to Taiwan media.
Show’s driver reportedly shook the fan off halfway, and the singer returned to his NT$150 million (approximately S$6.45 million) pad in Taipei’s Neihu district under security escort.
More than 1,000 attended Show’s fan meet event on Monday, and the friendly star hugged and took photos with them after his performance, even though he joked that their photos of him were unflattering.
“Back then when you took photos of me at the airport, mobile phones weren’t this advanced yet, so I’d always stop and chat with you,” he told them. “Now you take photos of me wherever I go — I have to keep my head bowed and even wear face masks.”
After the event ended, Show announced his plans for a new album to be released in November.
The singer owns nine properties in Taipei worth NT$320 million (approximately S$13.76 million), including two in Neihu district. He received an unexpected boost in the number of his fans when he indirectly admitted in June to dating Chinese blogger Grace Chow.