While I was gone I was listening to some songs by a lot of different artists. I wanted to expand my horizon beyond groups and get back to listening to solo artists.
And low and behold I find BIBI (비비). I have never heard of the show “The Fan” but I found out she was a contestant on that show and honestly, she’s so great! I loved her rendition of Peek-A-Boo by Red Velvet. She has this unique sound that’s like a pop mix with contemporary. And it fits her so well.
If you haven’t heard her new song, “(비누) BINU” check it out below!
If you are a fan of Girls Generation (SNSD), you may remember this singer I’m highlighting today. That’s right ladies and gents! Tiffany Young has officially debuted as a solo artist in… America!! I have listened to her new EP on repeat since it came out! It’s definitely a really solid first exposure. If you haven’t heard it yet, it’s completely in English. I’m so proud of her for being brave and coming back to America to create her own individual sound. I love “Born Again”, “Runaway” and “Not Barbie”.
With her contract over with SM Entertainment, many people were heavily speculating about what would be next for her. Well, I think the mini-documentary may answer those questions.
If you haven’t heard her debut EP “Lips on Lips”, check it out below!
With the merge of Million Market and SM entertainment, we’re going to see a lot of new artists popping up from SM that don’t have the familiar sound that a lot of kpop fans are used to. However, if you aren’t new to the Korean hip-hop/urban sound, you’ll be really excited about this. (As I am!!)
In October I shared a post about MOON and this week I’m sharing Jiselle 지젤. Just like MOON, Jiselle is an artist that was signed to Million Market and is now under the SM umbrella. I’m so excited that not only are they maintaining their sound but they’re also introducing these artists to a broader audience.
If you followed Produce 101 then you may be already very familiar with this Artist of the Week. 청하 Chung Ha is a former member of the girl group I.O.I which was a product of the show. For those of you who have never heard of it before, basically it was a competition show and the girls that made up I.O.I were selected as the finalists that would be a new kpop girl group in Korea. However, they were disbanded after 1 year.
Since then the members have gone on to do their own separate careers and one such member of that group is 청하 Chung Ha. I really haven’t followed the members as closely but I heard her new song and was immediately looking for her new album. She’s put out solo music in the past too so definitely check out her previous music if you haven’t already.
And check out the sample playlist below!