Jiyeon, the maknae of popular girl group T-ARA, is known for not only her beautiful face, but for her incredible body as well. The singer’s taken the stage in plenty of sexy outfits as both a solo singer and a member of her group, and her are some of her most memorable outfits that became fan favorites!
Jiyeon will now finalize her promotions for “Never Ever” on “The Show: All about K-pop” this Sunday, June 22nd.
A few hours earlier, a representative from their agency, Core Contents Media, shared to Star News, “Jiyeon will perform her last broadcast for ‘Never Ever’ on SBS MTV’s ‘The Show: all about K-Pop,’ later tomorrow.” The edited episode will then be shown through television and media on Tuesday, June 24th. This will give relatively two weeks of extra time for Hyomin to prepare following Jiyeon’s success with her first solo.
T-ara’s Hyomin will be absent for the upcoming premiere of her Japanese film, “JINX!” She was invited as a special guest for the screening of her film at the Tokyo International Film Festival and was scheduled to walk the red carpet with the rest of the cast.
However, Core Contents Media revealed that due to conflicts in her schedule, Hyomin won’t be able to attend the red carpet event. Hyomin is scheduled to join T-ara for their comeback stage on the same day of her red carpet event in Japan.
T-ara’s Hyomin will play the role of a South Korean exchange student who will play the role of a matchmaker to the two other lead characters.
Meanwhile, Hyomin will be joining T-ara as they return to the local music scene on the 10th.
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Posted: Friday August 9, 2013 @ 4:58 p.m. PST
Fans going to the 2013 Incheon Korean Music Wave are in for another treat because Girls’ Generation’s Tiffany and Yuri will be grabbing the microphones and hosting the mega music event.
Tiffany and Yuri will be hosting the 2013 Incheon Korean Music Wave that will be held at the Incheon Munhak World Cup Stadium on September 1.
This is already the SNSD members’ fourth time being the MC for this festival as they stood as hosts from 2009 to 2011.
The impressive lineup for this concert includes SNSD, Super Junior 2AM, EXO, miss A, Secret, Sistar, MBLAQ, Kara, T-ara, B2ST, ZE:A, Girls’ Day, FT Island, A-JAX, B.A.P, BTOB, BTS, Boyfriend, and Teen Top.
July 10th, Core Contents Media started the overhaul by uploading a video clip on their official Youtube channel, confirming Ahreum’s departure from T-ara. In the clip, Ahreum announces that she will be leaving the group to pursue a solo career and further asks the support of their fans on her decision. She is set to focus on hiphop music, as well as pop, ballads and acting. T-ara will remain with six members and will continue promotions starting with their Budoken Concert on the 11th.
Meanwhile, T-ara’s project group, T-ara N4 will have a new member in the form of Dani. She is described to have lived in the United States and fluent in English and will join album activities in the United States first, then locally.
5Dolls, on the other hand, will gain two new members by July following Shannon and Jihyun’s departure. Shannon will return to training as a solo artist while Jihyun will make her debut with another group. Filling their spots in the group are Cho Seunghee and The Seeya’s Yeonkyung. Yeonkyung will be active in both The SeeYa and 5Dolls.
Posted: Thursday June 13, 2013 @ Thursday June 13, 2013 @ 5:23 p.m PST
T-ara members Qri, Boram and Soyeon will be coming together to promote as a unit in Japan.
Just a few days ago, T-ara’s newest unit consisting of Qri, Boram and Soyeon, known as QBS, held their first performance in Japan, gaining the attention of the Japanese media.
According to reports, QBS performed their first single “Like The Wind” on June 10th at a local venue, where they also held a press conference, a mini-concert and a high-five event for fans. More than 2,000 fans gathered for the event, proving T-ara’s growing popularity in the country.
Soyeon describe their debut track as “feminine with with a wisp of summer mixed.” In addition, the trio told their fans that they are also working hard studying Japanese.
QBS’s first single will be released on June 26th, while T-ara’s 7th Japanese single “TARGET” will be released on July 3rd. T-ara is then scheduled to perform at Budokan on July 12th and 13th.
The annual “Dream Concert 2013” took place on May 11th at the Sangam World Cup Stadium in Seoul, celebrating their 19th concert. Dream Concert is one of the biggest concerts of the year in which several, current popular artists are invited to join and perform in front of their loving fans.
The line-up for this year featured SISTAR, BEAST, SHINee, Infinite, 2AM, U-KISS, ZE:A, 4minute, T-ara, Secret, B1A4, Rainbow, Huh Gak, Girl’s Day, SPEED, BTOB, EvoL, Boyfriend, and VIXX.
On May 31st, KBS aired the concert, broadcasting many of the stages performed that night, including special collaboration stages between the idols.
Currently promoting as four through unit promotions with T-ara N4, the full group will be returning as one for the release of their next Japanese single “Target,” early July.
The single will be available in a two different versions, including a CD+DVD and CD Only release. The audio disc comes with title track “Target” and an instrumental version. Both versions include trading cards (one out of eighth).
On April 14th, T-ara’s first sub-unit released a teaser poster which featured Eunjung, Areum, Hyomin and Jiyeon in their own concept images. An announcement was also included in the teaser photo pertaining to another teaser release on April 15th at 11:30.
The teaser trailer at the end of the August 30 broadcast of Mnet “M! Countdown” gained much attention.
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The beginning of the trailer starts with T-ARA in boxes, looking like dolls. They rip the plastic and come out from the boxes dancing like robots. They wore black and silver outfits, giving off a cyber look. This is similar to Wonder Girls’ song, “Like Money,” that was released in July.
In the middle of the trailer, T-ARA members are wearing cute and colorful outfits and going for a doll concept. This is similar to Girls’ Generation’s “Gee” music video from 2010.
T-ARA will be officially be making their comeback on September 6.
According to Koreaboo, T-ara revealed the first video clip for their upcoming music video for the track “Sexy Love.” T-ara will be releasing their 7th mini-album, “Mirage,” and will promote their new title track, “Sexy Love,” on September 7th.
Korean girl group T-ara has been struck by a wave of negative rumours as of late which has shockingly ended with member Hwayoung leaving the group. The 19-year-old was one of the newer additions made to T-ara’s lineup and has been with the group for almost two years.
Prior to Hwayoung’s departure, cryptic messages posted on the personal accounts of T-ara’s original members, including Jiyeon and Hyomin, led to speculation that the members were dissatisfied with Hwayoung’s attitude towards being a performer. This was followed by rumours that she was being bullied by her fellow members. This issue surfaced after Hwayoung performed at one of their Japanese concerts while seated on a chair due to a leg injury.
In a statement issued to the press at 1pm KST (12pm local time) today, Core Contents Media (CCM) announced that they would be terminating Hwayoung’s contract with immediate effect. In the statement, they expressed ‘regret’ for her departure but have stood firm on their ground that the decision was made after careful consideration and is for the best interest of the group.
It stated that they have decided on the matter based on the complaints of 19 staff members regarding Hwayoung’s attitude and denied all rumours of bullying within the group.
In the statement, CCM also claimed that the posts by the members were misinterpreted and in fact not directed at Hwayoung – contrary to the statement that they had issued immediately after the tweets surfaced, which claimed that the girls’ accounts were hacked into simultaneously.
Following the announcement, Hwayoung posted a vague message that reads: ‘facts without the truth’ on her personal Twitter account, which netizens believe was a hint that CCM’s statement omitted vital information.
CCM then issued a follow-up statement, claiming that Hwayoung had acted out on numerous occasions, exhibiting diva-like behaviour towards her fellow members and even in front of fans and members of the press.
QUEEN’s (name for T-ara’s fans) have been divided over the issue following CCM’s announcement, with some condemning the termination of the contract and pointing fingers at the remaining members while others have stood by the girl group. About 6,000 fans have left their official fan café after the announcement, triggering alarm that this may lead to their downfall as a group.
As many of the happenings leading up to Hwayoung’s departure are unlikely to publicly clarified, a negative cloud of rumours is likely to continue swirling around T-ara ahead of their concert in Seoul, which will be held on August 11.
Already a familiar face in the drama realm, T-ara‘s Ham Eun-jeong has been cast in another new role for the upcoming drama “Five Fingers“.
Ham Eun-jeong was a name on the list for the role, but confirmations weren’t made. Until now. Core Contents Media confirmed on June 29th that the idol star will be playing the role of Hong Dami, a girl that is forced to give up on her own personal dreams due to difficult family circumstances.
“Five Fingers” is about youth that struggle to overcome their tragic pasts and obstacles, fighting to reach for the stars and see their dreams come true. Joo Ji-hoon is another name confirmed; he will be playing the main male lead.
Ham Eun-jeong was debating on whether she should take the role or not, due to plans for T-ara‘s new album and ensuing promotions slated for the near future. However, she has decided to juggle both acts.
Ham Eun-jeong‘s previous drama projects include “Dream High” and “Coffee House“.
“Five Fingers” will start airing on August 4th, following the currently running “A Gentleman’s Dignity“.
Media Credit: Photo (Korea JoongAng Daily) / Video (AquaMarineRing)
Posted: Sunday May 6, 2012 @11:30 p.m. PST
An ad to promote Korean ramen abroad has backfired, with its star, T-ara’s Jiyeon, caught in the middle.
The Hallyu superstar was selected to represent Nongshim ramen in Japan some time ago, and the company recently released an advertising clip on its Web site. In the hotly debated ad, Jiyeon pleasantly slurps ramen off the lid of a saucepan.
The girl group member recommends placing a small amount of noodles on top of the lid as a common way to eat ramen in Korea. But Japanese audiences were not amused by this effort at cross-cultural connection.
In Japan, eating from cookware in the manner suggested by Jiyeon is quite rude and some fans felt quite discussed by the advertisement.
“Totally bad manners. Gross!” explained one Japanese netizen, while another asked, “Is this the Korean way?”
Others were a lot more diplomatic but still voiced sentiments like, “It’s nice to see how Koreans eat, but it is a bit insensitive not to consider Japanese culture in producing the ad.”
Source & Story Credit: Korea JoongAng Daily – Carla Sunwoo – Wikipedia -Dkpop News
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Posted: Saturday April 7, 2012 @ 2:57 a.m. PST
Updated: Sunday April, 29, 2012 @4:17 p.m. PST
T-ara will soon be recruiting two new members, bringing its total number to nine. The big announcement was made yesterday by Core Contents Media CEO Kim Gwang-su, who had announced in March that the group would undergo a “transformation.”
“The group will now have nine members, and the new members will join the girls in July, to coincide with the new album’s launch,” Kim said in a press release.
The reason for the new additions, according to Kim, is to keep the girl group on its toes.
“I’ve noticed that with a lot of bands I’ve managed, the members become arrogant and idle after three years,” Kim said. “Of course, T-ara is working hard at the moment, but I don’t want the girls to take what they have for granted and I want them to be better performers.”
Not all reactions to the move have been positive, but in his defense, Kim said, “There are streams of new bands entering the K-pop market and they train for a minimum of 10 hours a day. T-ara can’t just sit back and relax if it wants to become a household name in Asia.”
UPDATE: According to Dkpop news, the two new members will be introduced in July 2012 along with new music.
ADDITIONAL: Seven members is enough in a group, it’s going to look crowded. It’s hard enough to remember seven.
The current seven members: Boram, Qri, Soyeon, Eunjung, Hyomin, Hwayoung, and Jiyeon.