Before debuting in a K-pop group, many idols spend a lot of time together during their trainee days, and their bonds continue to grow as they share the same dorm and attend the same practice schedules on a daily basis.
Some idols, usually the maknae of the group, will leave their homes at a very young age to pursue their dreams. But because they’re so young, they end up being looked after by the rest of the members. With this in mind, here are eight idols who basically grew up with their groups!
7. Gong Minzy
Dance machine Gong Minzy, who joined YG Entertainment at age 11, was mainly raised by the former 2NE1 members throughout both the exhausting training period and the years of fame that followed, before eventually choosing her own path. In the documentary below, the girls gave Minzy fashion tips while she was preparing to attend a rock festival. They also expressed their parental concern upon her growing up, and debated whether they should be cool or strict as parents.
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The second season of the KBS variety show Unnies Slam Dunk premiered in the middle of last month and has been consistently bringing a lot of laughter and entertainment for its viewers. Though less of a ratings hit than its predecessor, the series is creating a lot of buzz among international fans, especially because of its star-studded cast. As a fan of the first season, I’m happy to say that the second season of Unnies is even more enjoyable, so here are five reasons why you should give the show a try!
About two weeks ago, the K-pop world felt a shock that had fans heartbroken all over the world. It’s true, 2NE1 has disbanded. There’s so much that these four beautiful women (although Minzy left prior to the disbandment) have brought to the K-pop industry and into our lives through music, laughter, and much more. Here are some of their greatest moments in their seven years of being active from 2009-2016.
10. ‘Hate You’ Aug. 4th, 2011
“Hate You” has a lot of charisma and in-your-face attitude, just like this stage! The live was strong, impacting and definitely made use of their lyrics! The ladies were rocking some awesome styles and their scenes of pushing around guys just gives that added oomph the song really pushes.
2NE1 reunites and performs “Fire” and “I Am the Best” at 2015 MAMA in Hong Kong.
While music videos always feature a particular concept and theme, its not very often that they create and show off a whole world. These are usually big budget videos that escape the “music video box” and a normal modern day setting.
2NE1 – “Come Back Home”
Sci-Fi / Futuristic
Right from the beginning, we see a futuristic looking Seoul (notice the Seoul Tower in back) that is dark expect for the single lit up billboard. The story features people escaping real life to live in a bright and vivid virtual world, and 2NE1 fighting against it.