Dreamcatcher (Korean: 드림캐쳐; formerly known as MINX)

Dreamcatcher (Korean: 드림캐쳐; formerly known as MINX) is a South Korean girl group formed by Happy Face Entertainment. The group consists of seven members: JiU, SuA, Siyeon, Handong, Yoohyeon, Dami and Gahyeon. They officially debuted on January 13, 2017, with the single album Nightmare.
Dreamcatcher was originally formed under the name MINX, consisting of five members: JiU, SuA, Siyeon, Yoohyeon, and Dami. They released their debut single "Why Did You Come to My Home?" on September 18, 2014. In December of the same year, they released the holiday single, Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree, with girl group Dal Shabet. They made a comeback in July 2015, with the EP Love Shake, which was to be their last release as MINX. In November 2016, they announced that they were to re-debut in 2017 under the new name Dreamcatcher with the addition of two new members

Momoland (Korean: 모모랜드)

Momoland (Korean: 모모랜드) is a South Korean girl group formed by MLD Entertainment (formerly known as Duble Kick Entertainment) through the 2016 reality show Finding Momoland. The show winners became the seven members, Hyebin, Yeonwoo, Jane, Nayun, JooE, Ahin, and Nancy, and debuted on November 10, 2016, with the EP Welcome to Momoland. Momoland added two members: Daisy (Finding Momoland eliminated contestant) on March 28, 2017 and Kim Taeha (Produce 101 eliminated contestant) on April 10, 2017.

NCT (엔시티)

NCT (엔시티) is the newest and the latest boy group concept. A short term for Neo Culture Technology, it is described as having an unlimited number of members. Making the dreams possible to many dreamers around the world, the members are limitless and are promoted in many different sub-units. Today, the main sub-units are: NCT U, NCT 127 and NCT Dream. Subsequent units are expected to debut in China, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, and Indonesia. They are under SM Entertainment.

NCT U consists of 6 members:
  • Taeil (real name: Moon Tae Il, age 23) - Main Vocalist
  • Taeyong (real name: Lee Tae Yong, age 22) - Main Rapper, Lead Dancer, Vocalist, Visual
  • Doyoung (real name: Kim Dong Young, age 21) - Main Vocalist
  • Ten (real name: Chittaphon Leechaiyapornku, age 21) - Main Dancer, Rapper, Vocalist
  • Jaehyun (real name: Jung Yoon Oh, age 20) - Lead Vocalist
  • Mark (real name: Mark Lee, age 18) - Lead Rapper, Vocalist, Maknae
NCT 127 consists of 9 members:
  • Taeil (real name: Moon Tae Il, age 23) - Main Vocalist
  • Taeyong (real name: Lee Tae Yong, age 22) - Main Rapper, Lead Dancer, Vocalist, Visual, Face of the Group
  • Doyoung (real name: Kim Dong Young, age 21) - Main Vocalist
  • Jaehyun (real name: Jung Yoon Oh, age 20) - Lead Vocalist, Rapper
  • Mark (real name: Mark Lee, age 18) - Main Rapper, Vocalist
  • Johnny (real name: Seo Young Ho, age 22) - Main Dancer, Vocalist
  • Yuta (real name: Nakamoto Yuta, age 22) - Lead Dancer, Rapper, Vocalist
  • WinWin (real name: Dong Si Cheng, age 20) - Lead Dancer, Vocalist, Visual
  • Haechan (real name: Lee Dong Hyuk, age 17) - Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Maknae
NCT Dream consists of 7 members:
  • Mark (real name: Mark Lee, age 18) - Leader, Main Rapper, Vocalist, Face of the Group
  • Renjun (real name: Huang Ren Jun, age 17) - Vocalist
  • Jeno (real name: Lee Je No, age 17) - Lead Dancer, Vocalist, Visual
  • Haechan (real name: Lee Dong Hyuk, age 17) - Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer
  • Jaemin (real name: Na Jae Min, age 17) - Lead Dancer, Vocalist
  • Chen Le (real name: Zhong Chen Le, age 16) - Main Vocalist
  • Jisung (real name: Park Ji Sung, age 15) - Main Dancer, Vocalist, Maknae
NCT Awards, fun facts, and trivia:
  • The first unit of NCT, NCT U, was introduced on April 4, 2016 with six members.
  • On July 1, 2016 S.M. Entertainment announced NCT's second unit, NCT 127. NCT 127 is based in Seoul, with the number 127 representing the longitudinal coordinates of Seoul.
  • On August 18, 2016, the company announced that NCT's third unit would be called NCT Dream.
  • NCT 127 received "Best Newcomer" awards from the Mnet Asian Music Awards, the Golden Disk Awards and the 2016 Seoul Music Awards.
  • On February 14, 2017, NCT Dream won 1st place on the 100th episode of SBS MTV's The Show. This marks the first ever music show win for a NCT unit.
  • NCT Dream was chosen as the official ambassador for the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea.

Infinite (인피니트)

Infinite (인피니트) is a South Korean boy band formed in 2010 by Woollim Entertainment. The group is known for their handsome visuals, charming voices, and cute, yet hot, performances. The members are not only known for being K-Pop artists, but also for being terrific actors. Their mini-album New Challenge, released in March 2013, sold over 160,000 copie
s in South Korea alone and was one of the best-selling albums of 2013.
  • Sunggyu (real name: Kim Sung Gyu, age 28) - Leader, Main Vocalist
  • Dongwoo (real name: Jang Dong Woo, age 27) - Main Rapper, Lead Dancer, Vocalist
  • Woohyun (real name: Nam Woo Hyun, age 26) - Main Vocalist
  • Hoya (real name: Lee Ho Won, age 26) - Main Dancer, Lead Rapper, Vocalist
  • Sungyeol (real name: Lee Seong Yeol, age 26) - Vocalist
  • L (real name: Kim Myung Soo, age 25) - Vocalist, Visual, Face of the Group
  • Sungjong (real name: Lee Sung Jong, age 24) - Vocalist, Maknae
Awards, fun facts, and trivia:
  • Infinite debuted on June 9, 2010 with their first mini album, First Invasion, with the singles "Come Back Again" and "She's Back".
  • The group received a "Double Crown" for winning two consecutive #1 places at M! Countdown with their song, "Be Mine".
  • At the end of 2012, Billboard named Infinite's song, "The Chaser", as the number one K-Pop song of the year.
  • The group's third mini album was INFINITIZE, which was awarded a Triple Crown for winning #1 in a week at all Music Programs.
  • On September 11 2014, Infinite had their first Billboard #1 with their single, "Last Romeo", topping the Billboard Twitter Emerging Artists chart and becoming the first Korean act to do so. The song also hit #33 on Billboard Twitter Top Tracks.

Monsta X (몬스타엑스)

Monsta X (몬스타엑스) is a new hip hop boy group formed by Starship Entertainment through the survival show No Mercy on Mnet in 2015. The group has seven charismatic and talented members lead by Shownu. Even before their debut in 2015, they are already known for their promising performances in the TV program. The group is a result of the program's chosen trainees. This year, they are set to held a world tour, "The First World Tour: Monsta X Beautiful", from June to September, 2017.
  • Shownu (real name: Son Hyun-woo, age 24) - leader, lead vocalist, main dancer
  • Wonho (real name: Lee Ho-seok, age 24) - vocalist, lead dancer
  • Minhyuk (real name: Lee Min-hyuk, age 23) - vocalist
  • Kihyun (real name: Yoo Ki-hyun, age 23) - main vocalist
  • Hyungwon (real name: Chae Hyung-won, age 23) - vocalist
  • Jooheon (real name: Lee Joo-heon, age 22) - main rapper
  • IM (real name: Lim Chang-kyun, age 21) - lead rapper
Awards, fun facts, and trivia:
  • Monsta X signed an endorsement deal with apparel brand Litmus before debut.
  • At the 2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards, they performed their hit songs "Trespass" and "Hero" on the red carpet before receiving the "Next Generation Asian Artist" award.
  • Top Star News revealed that Monsta X was #22 on the Top Selling Artists Year-End Chart 2015 while #18 on Male Artists category. Their songs, Rush, and Trespass, ranked #46 and #61 Trespass on Top Selling Albums Year-End Chart 2015.
  • In 2015, they won the Best Rookie Award on JAPAKO Music.
  • The also got the Rising Star Award at the 2015 Daum Official Fancafe Awards and the Zeni Star New Face Award in the same year.

ASTRO (아스트로)

ASTRO (아스트로) is a newly-formed K-Pop boy group under Fantagio Entertainment's rookie talent program called iTeen. The group is compoSpring Up, made them one of the best rookie K-Pop groups of 2016.
sed of six handsome members who are incredibly talented and charming. Though the group had just debuted a year ago, their achievements are already soaring high. Their successful debut mini album,
  • JinJin (real name: Park Jin-woo, age 21) - Leader, Main Rapper, Lead Dancer
  • MJ (real name: Kim Myung-jun, age 23) - Main Vocalist
  • Cha Eunwoo (real name: Lee Dong-min, age 20) - Vocalist, Visual
  • Moon Bin (real name: Moon Bin, age 19) - Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer
  • Rocky (real name: Park Min-hyuk, age 18) - Main Dancer, Lead Rapper, Vocalist
  • Sanha (real name: Yoon Sanha, age 17) - Lead Vocalist, Maknae
Awards, fun facts, and trivia:
  • ASTRO debuted on February 23, 2016 with their song, "Hide & Seek".
  • Their debut mini album, Spring Up is a big success, which peaked at #6 on the Billboard World Albums Chart in the US.
  • Spring Up also made it to #4 on Gaon Music Chart.
  • On December 21, 2016, Billboard named ASTRO as one of the best new K-Pop groups of 2016.
  • Their second mini album, Summer Vibes, was launched on July 1. It landed at #6 on the Billboard World Albums Chart, the highest-charting K-pop album for that week.
  • The song "Breathless" landed at #21 on the Billboard World Digital Songs Chart.
  • They also performed at Staples Center in Los Angeles on July 31 for KCON 2016.
  • Their official fan club name, AROHA, is an abbreviation for ASTRO Hearts All Fans.

Seventeen (세븐틴)


Seventeen (세븐틴) is a 13-member boy group under Pledis Entertainment. The group is known for their sweet and youthful image, their visuals, and their powerful performances. The members are proud to be deeply involved in the composition of their music and dance moves, and are in fact, divided into three sub-units: h
ip-hop unit, vocal unit, and performance unit. Since their debut in 2015, they have released one studio album and four extended plays, and they have already achieved numerous awards for their great music.

SEVENTEEN's Hip Hop Unit

SEVENTEEN's Hip-Hop Unit Has 4 members:
  • S.Coups (real name: Choi Seung-cheol, age 21) - Leader, Hip Hop Team Leader, Main Rapper
  • Wonwoo (real name: Jeon Won-woo, age 20) - Lead Rapper
  • Mingyu (real name: Kim Min-gyu, age 20) - Lead Rapper, Face of the Group
  • Vernon (real name: Han-sol Vernon Choi, age 19) - Main Rapper  
SEVENTEEN's Vocal Unit

Their Vocal Unit Members:
  • Woozi (real name: was born Lee Ji-hoon, age 20) - Vocal Team Leader, Lead Vocalist
  • Jeonghan (real name: Yoon Jeong-han, age 21) - Vocalist
  • Joshua (real name: Joshua Ji-soo Hong, age 21) - Vocalist
  • DK / Do-kyeom (real name: Lee Seok-min, age 20) - Main Vocalist
  • Seungkwan (real name: Boo Seung-kwan, age 19) - Main Vocalist
Their Performance Unit has 4 members:
  • Hoshi (real name: Kwon Soon-young, age 20) - Performance Team Leader, Main Dancer, Sub Vocalist
  • Jun (real name: Wen Jun-hui, age 20) - Lead Dancer, Sub Vocalist
  • The8 (real name: Xu Ming-hao, age 19) - Lead Dancer, Sub Vocalist
  • Dino (real name: Lee Chan, age 18) - Main Dancer, Lead Rapper, Maknae
Awards, fun facts and trivia:
  • SEVENTEEN debuted on May 26, 2015.
  • Their EP album, Boys Be, debuted at number one on Billboard's World Albums Chart, and together with their hit-song, "Mansae", it become the highest selling rookie album of 2015.
  • The same album earned the group awards at the Golden Disk Awards, Seoul Music Awards and Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards.
  • SEVENTEEN was the only K-pop group on Billboard's "21 Under 21 2015: Music's Hottest Young Stars" list.
  • SEVENTEEN is the first ever Korean models for the American perfume brand, Clean. Their young, fresh, and youthful group image made them the best choice as the new faces of the product.
  • Their fan club name is Carat.


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South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea (ROK) (Hangul: 대한민국, Hanja: 大韓民國, IPA) often referred to as Korea and the "Land of the Morning Calm", is a semi-presidential republic in East Asia, located in the southern half of the Korean Peninsula. Its capital is Seoul.

Korea is one of the oldest civilizations in the world, first inhabited as early as the Lower Paleolithic. After the Gojoseon period, Three Korean Kingdoms period ran from 57 BC until Silla's triumph over Goguryeo in 668, which marked the beginning of the North and South States period of Unified Silla in the South and Balhae in the North. Following the unification of North and South States period under Goryeo 936 AD. Korea went through the Goryeo and Joseon Dynasty as one nation until the end of the Korean Empire in 1910. After liberation and division, South Korea was established in 1948 and has since become one of the two full democracies in Asia. Following the Korean War, the South Korean economy grew significantly, transforming the country into a major global economy. South Korea's economic growth is known as the Miracle on the Han River, and South Korea today is considered one of the Four Asian Tigers. South Korea has an international outlook with memberships in the United Nations, WTO, OECD and G-20 major economies. It is also a founding member of APEC and the East Asia Summit, being a major non-NATO ally of the United States.

South Korea is a developed country. It has the fourth-largest economy in Asia and a High-income OECD member, classified as an Advanced economy by the CIA and IMF. Today, it is among the world's fastest growing advanced economies and is leading the Next Eleven nations; its economic success serves as a role model for many developing countries. South Korea has a high-tech and futuristic infrastructure, and is a world leader in technologically advanced goods such as electronics, automobiles, ships, machinery, petrochemicals and robotics, headed by Samsung, POSCO, and Hyundai Heavy Industries. Since the 21st century, South Korea's modern culture has become popular in Asia and beyond in a phenomenon known as the Korean wave.


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