[Get to Know] The angel’s KNK (+ MV Review of “Knock”)

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I felt like I really needed to do an article on these amazing boys. Not even 10 seconds after their debut music video started I fell in love with them *.*. This article will be divided in two parts, a first part where you will get to know them, if you don’t already, and a second part with a review of their debut MV, “Knock“.

Let’s get to it!!


Get to know: KNK

KNK, which stands for “K-pop kNocK“, is a new Kpop boy group under YNB Entertainment. The group is composed of five members Youjin, Seungjun, Inseong, Jihun, and Heejun. They were all in different companies before joining YNBE and they all were trainees for about five years. The group is said to be the tallest Kpop group with an average height of 185cm (6.1ft)

Kim You Jin

  • Real Name: Kim You Jin
  • Stage Name: Youjin
  • Nickname: Chopsticka, Peppero
  • Birthday: 10th of February 1993
  • Birthplace: South Korea
  • Age: 23 years old
  • Blood Type: AB
  • Height: 186cm
  • Weight: 72kg
  • Position in group: Main Vocalist
  • Other: He is a former TS Entertainment trainee and trained with the members of BAP.

 

Park Seung Jun (aka Seungjun)

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  • Real Name: Park Seung Jun
  • Stage Name: Seungjun
  • Nickname: Kyungbok
  • Birthday: 28th of October 1993
  • Birthplace: South Korea
  • Age: 22 years old
  • Blood Type: B
  • Height: 189cm
  • Weight: 70kg
  • Position in group: Main Rapper, Vocalist
  • Other: He is a former Big Hit entertainment trainee and he trained with the members of BTS before moving to JYPE where he trained with GOT7.

 

Jeong In Seong

  • Real Name: Jeong In Seong
  • Stage Name: Inseong
  • Nickname: Jungsung, Rana
  • Birthday: 1st of July 1994
  • Birthplace: South Korea
  • Age: 22 years old
  • Blood Type: A
  • Height: 183cm
  • Weight: 71kg
  • Position in group: Vocalist
  • Other: Like Seungjun, he is a former Big Hit Entertainment trainee. He then moved to FNC Entertainment.

 

Kim Ji Hun

  • Real Name: Kim Ji Hun
  • Stage Name: Ji Hun
  • Nickname: Maskmam
  • Birthday: 20th of February 1995
  • Birthplace: South Korea
  • Age: 21 years old
  • Blood Type: A
  • Height: 186cm
  • Weight: 73kg
  • Position in group: Leader, Vocalist
  • Other: He is a former trainee of Nega Network.

 

Oh Hee Jun

  • Real Name: Oh Hee Jun
  • Stage Name: Heejun
  • Nickname: Kkamssi
  • Birthday: 8th of May 1996
  • Birthplace: South Korea
  • Age: 19 years old
  • Blood Type: B
  • Height: 180cm
  • Weight: 61kg
  • Position in group: Lead Vocalist, Maknae
  • Other: He is a former FNC Entertainment trainee.

KNK – Knock

The boys debuted on the 3rd of March with the MV “Knock“.  We can already see that, for a rookie group, they have stable voices and a mature concept. I really think they’re a promising group that you need to look out for, in a near future. I wished their single debut was actually a mini album because I just love their voices so much!!

The music video has multiple interesting scenes. The first one is a dance scene, in an underground room light up with a blue light in the background. It’s in this scene that the boys show you their amazing and original talents in dance; Something like you have never seen before. The other scenes are, in fact, the member’s individual scenes; Each member has his own scene. The first one to start the song is Inseong. He lays on a sofa and becomes the head of the dance. Jihun takes the lead and looks through a broken glass with a hole. Youjin is in a room with a washstand. He sings most of the first verse while looking in the mirror and dancing. Seungjun is the fourth one to go up and he is in the middle for the dance and lays in a bathtub. The song speeds up and becomes much more energetic. The chorus is something very special in my opinion. Heejun‘s scene is him sitting in front of a door locked with chains. After his scene, the member’s scenes repeat as they sing or rap. The only difference is the dance scene that changes to a black and white theme. It’s a unique concept, different from anything else you can see in Kpop.

What I really like with this group is that all the members get an equal amount of lines. You will be able to hear each of their beautiful voices as much as you want!!

Check out their debut MV “Knock” below:


Just on case you would like to hear and see how good they are live, here’s their first stage on M! Countdown:


What do you think of this group? Pretty good, right?!

 

 

[Get To Know] All of Joo Young

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Here’s our first article for our Get To Know Series, which will allow you to discover Kpop and other Korean music genre artists. The first artist I wanted to have our reader discover is Joo Young because I think he deserves more recognition. I have the feeling that not a lot of people know him and it makes me kinda sad cause he has so much talent :O. That’s why, if you’re interested, this article is a good opportunity for you to discover a new amazing and talented solo artist!

Kim Ju Yeong also know as Joo Young, is a 24 years old K-R&B, Ballad and K-Urban singer. He debuted in 2010 with the digital single “Same As You” and signed under the CJE&M Entertainment in 2012. He came back in 2012 after his debut with his first solo album entitled “From Me To You“. He then changed agency in 2014 to sign under the Starship Entertainment, agency of famous groups such as SISTAR, Boyfriend and MONSTA X,

Joo Young is not only a great singer, he also composed and wrote for other artists in the past such as B1A4 for the albums Solo Day and Who I Am but also for Kidoh‘s 1st EP album. Joo Young also featured in songs with Dok2It’s Me” (2009), Mad ClownPiece of Mine” (2015) and KisumYou and I” (2015).

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On the 12th of December 2012, Joo Young released his first mini album entitled “From Me To You” marking his comeback after his debut. The mini is composed of six tracks which are: Take A Breath, Hang Up The Phone, All Of You, From Me To You, Seperation and bonus track which is a rap version of the song “Hang Up The Phone” featuring Ra.D, Sickboy, Inbar. The song “From Me To You” included a music video released on CJE&M official YouTube channel. You can check out the music video below and the album cover above:

 

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On the 30th of September 2013, Joo Young released the digital single “Popstar“. A music video was also released on CJE&M official YouTube Channel. Check out the MV below and the album cover above:

 

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In 2014, Joo Young collaborated with SISTAR‘s Hyorin to release the digital single “Erase“. Joo Young participated in the writing of the lyrics of both of the songs on this digital single: “Erase” and a sweet version of “Same As You“. “Erase” is featuring the rapper Iron and includes a music video released on Starship Entertainment official YouTube channel. Check out the MV below and the album cover above:

 

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On 5th of February 2015, Joo Young collaborated with Giriboy and Mad Clown. The three of them released the song “Young“, which was part of the digital album entitled No Mercy, pt3 and featuring MONSTA X‘s I.M, Joo Heon and Ki Hyun. The digital album was part of the survival program to form MONSTA X. Check out the music video below and the album cover above:

 

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On the 27th of August 2015, Joo Young released his last solo project for the year. Entitled 3, the mini album is composed of two songs: “Downtown Love” featuring Mad Clown and Whale, while Wet” features Superbee form SMTM4. The music video for the song “Wet” stars SISTAR’s Bora. You can check out the music video below and the album cover above:


If I had to recommend a song it would definitely be “Wet” and the cover of the song “Call You Mine” he did. Starship Entertainment released a music video for the cover which you will be able to check out below. It’s definitely worth it!! His voice is amazing and his English is on point.

So what do you think of Joo Young? Do you like him?

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