MONSTA X’s Jooheon & Kihyun (2Chain) Team Up for ‘You and I’ Cover

MONSTA X‘s Jooheon and Kihyun (also referred to as 2Chain), have come together to deliver a special gift for their fans.

As a celebration for 600 days with Monbebe, their fans, they collaborated for a cover of Crush‘s “You & I,” showing sides of themselves never before seen.

During the passionate cover, we get to hear Jooheon sing and Kihyun do a short rap verse. It was also revealed that member I.M participated in the track as well!

MONSTA X has also recently celebrated their 2nd year since their debut on May 14. The group is also embarking on their first world tour, with stops in the U.S.

Check out the cover below! Which was the most memorable part of the video, and why?

Happy 2 Year Anniversary to The Ark!

On April 10, 2015, a group of 5 girls set out to make an impact in the K-pop industry—strong and fierce in everything they did, they easily impressed fans with their cool aura. From doing dance covers of EXO‘s “Call Me Baby” and BTS‘ “Boy in Luv” to covering popular songs, they gained attention for their unique image and made their way for debut. These girls consisted of Jeon Minju, Kim Euna (Yuna), Yujin, Lee Suji (Halla), and Jane. The strong hip-hop girl group made their mark that day with their debut song, “The Light”—this powerful girl group was known as The Ark.

To pay tribute to the victims of the Sewol Ferry incident, The Ark dedicated the music video for “The Light” with a similar storyline, showing a mother losing her daughter in a bus accident. The music video covered the significance of treasuring loved ones and not taking the cherished time for granted.

The Ark were one of a kind, pushing forth a strong hip-hop concept that’s rarely found amongst girl groups. Together they began their promotions with their debut single, performing often at the Han River for dance covers specially prepared by themselves. Some of these dance covers include EXO‘s “Call Me Baby” and “Overdose”, as well as BTS‘ “Boy in Luv”. So much attention was brought to their phenomenal covers that even BTS reacted to their “Boy in Luv” dance cover.

However, as time went on, one of their vocalists, Yujin, had to take time off to undergo treatment for vocal chord nodules. Eventually, the girl group was confirmed to be disbanded in 2016 by their former company, Music K Entertainment, after a long hiatus.

Even to this day, fans follow the members of The Ark in their pursuit of activities after the disbandment, giving support for the girls to continue their dreams. Recently, Jeon Minju participated in KPOPSTAR’s last season, making it to the final 10; Euna Kim participated in the third season of Unpretty Rapstar, gaining recognition for her profound rapping; Suji and Jane became a part of The Real Girls Project: The iDOLM@STER. Check out the playlist of some our favorite performances by the members.

When asked about a reunion for The Ark members, Euna and the girls expressed that they’d like for one to happen. Despite being busy in separate activities, the girls still find time to keep in contact with another.

For honoring the 2nd anniversary of The Ark‘s debut and their strong presence in the K-pop world, let’s hope for a reunion to happen soon!

SEVENTEEN Releases Special Choreography Videos

SEVENTEEN has dropped a special surprise for their beloved fans in the form of two choreography videos!

Both videos are refreshing covers of timeless K-pop classics, the first one being Shinhwa‘s “Wild Eyes” and the second being Super Junior‘s “Happiness.” (Songs that only get better as the years pass by!)

What do you think of the choreography videos? Do they bring back priceless memories of Shinhwa and Suju?

Sweet Sweet Kpop’s Favorite Special Stages of 2016

Something that every fan looks forward to is seeing their idol perform a special stage, either with other idols or a special performance. The performance can keep them on edge and keep wondering about the unexpected, making any special stage full of surprises! The writers of Sweet Sweet Kpop picked these performances as favorites that struck them with awe.

Taemin, Lisa, Seulgi, Ten, Jinyoung, Yugyeom, YooA, Eunji Street Dance Collaboration on SBS Gayo 2016

 SEVENTEEN x GOT7 x GFriend x TWICE collaboration on SBS Gayo 2016

GOT7’s cover of Shinhwa’s This Love

BTS’ performance at the 2016 MAMA’s

KNK’s Jihun and EXID’s Hani rendition of Troublemaker’s “Troublemaker”

“six-pack” at the Ultra Dance Festival on Inkigayo

Hit The Stage EP. 9 “The Fight” with GOT7’s Yugyeom

Were your favorites on this list? If not, let us know which ones you liked!

Listen to San E & Raina Sweet Remake of”Sugar and Me”

The sweet summer couple, San E & Raina just can’t stop sharing their sweetness with the world!

This time, they kicked the sweetness up a notch, by going outdoors together to sing an acoustic version of their new release, “Sugar and Me”, as well as their former hit song, “A Midsummer Night’s Sweetness” ft. Gurae on the guitar!

There’s also another version of “Sugar and Me” released by San E & Raina! 

I guess for this version, you can call it the “Date Version” because you can see San E in the beginning being all cute towards Raina, presenting her with couple rings and even asking her for a kiss on the cheek! Omomo!

B.A.P’s Bang Yong Guk Remakes “Easy”

B.A.P’s very own talented leader, Bang Yong Guk has dropped a remake of one of B.A.P’s songs, “Easy”! 

He has uploaded the new remake onto his SoundCloud account and renamed the song to “Drunkness”. With his deep, sexy, and husky voice, you can feel the emotions he has put into the song. Be sure to check out the amazing cover with lyrics below!

Lyrics:

내 방 불이 켜지면 누군가

다시 외로운 나를 안아줄까
내가 끓이는 더럽게 맛없는 라면
이제 누가 같이 먹어줄까
말 없고 무뚝뚝한 아이
아니라며 날 감싸주는 TYPE
손이 차 내 두 손을 놓지 않던 밤
그립네 오늘은 답답해 내 마음이

가끔은 내 생각하면서 웃겠죠
서로가 쓰던 말들이 우린 너무나도 편했어서
나는 오늘도 침대에 파묻혀 숨겠죠
Eh-eh 네가 없는 밤이 내겐 너무나도 다 외로워서

매일 강한 척해대는 것도 지겨워
널 위해 만든 사랑 노래들 처럼
내 침대에 향기는 너 뿐이여서
그 흔적도 지우지 못했어 그게 안돼
오늘 밤엔 너에게 갈래
그냥 꿈에서

너를 잊을 거란 말은 너무 쉽죠
너를 잊으려는 내가 너무 밉죠
너를 잊을 거란 말은 너무 쉽죠
너를 잊으려는 내가 너무 미워요 너무나 BABE

내가 좋다는 많은 여자들에게 왜 나는
대체 널 비교하는지
아무리 빛이나도 교감이 안돼
감흥이 없어 사랑하든지 말든지
내가 피할 수 없는 건
사랑에 빠져버려 내 영혼을 잃어버린 채
조각난 시체가 되는 것
그럴 바에 난 차라리 외로운 길을 가지
아무도 날 기억 못하게 나를 더 지워가지
미안해 더는 못해
이게 네가 내게 했던 말
그래도 사랑해
이게 지금 가장 후회되는 말

매일 강한 척해대는 것도 지겨워
널 위해 만든 사랑 노래들 처럼
내 침대에 향기는 너 뿐이여서
그 흔적도 지우지 못했어 그게 안돼
오늘 밤엔 너에게 갈래
그냥 꿈에서

너를 잊을 거란 말은 너무 쉽죠
너를 잊으려는 내가 너무 밉죠
너를 잊을 거란 말은 너무 쉽죠
너를 잊으려는 내가 너무 미워요 너무나 BABE

가끔은 내 생각하면서 웃겠죠
서로가 쓰던 말들이 우린 너무나도 편했어서
나는 오늘도 침대에 파묻혀 숨겠죠
Eh-eh 네가 없는 밤이 내겐 너무나도 다 외로워서

Produced by BANGYONGGUK
Lyric by BANGYONGGUK
Arranged by BANGYONGGUK
Mixed by BANGYONGGUK
Original Song by B.A.P

 

EXO’s Chanyeol Covers “Sometimes” by Crush

If you’re a fan of EXO and Crush, then you’re in for a treat: EXO member Chanyeol has released a cover of Crush’s “Sometimes.”

Chanyeol posted a video on his Instagram account of the cover. Although he is not seen in the video, he films his recording studio with his cover playing in the background.

Many artists have sung covers of Crush’s music, such as BTS’s Jungkook with “Sofa,” and UNIQ’s Seungyoun with “Sometimes.”

Chanyeol has recently hit the 7 million follower mark on Instagram, becoming one of the most-followed Korean celebrities. He has also released numerous tracks through his Soundcloud.

가끔

A video posted by EXO_CY (@real__pcy) on Jun 15, 2016 at 9:09am PDT