This Week in K-Pop: SNSD’s Tiffany Makes Solo Debut, TWICE Win Big, Jessica Jung Teases ‘Fly’
Curious about K-pop but don’t know where to start? Longtime veteran of the most interesting genre in music? Just an all-around happy-go-lucky music lover in general? Well, you’ve come to the right place because it’s an exciting time in the world of K-pop.
Since we at Celebuzz! love any and all music, every week we’ll be taking a look back at the best things that happened in K-Pop. This week and last week’s highlights include SNSD’s Tiffany making her solo debut with “I Just Wanna Dance,” big wins for TWICE for their song “Cheer Up,” and former SNSD member Jessica Jung’s teaser for her new song “Fly.”
Tiffany Hwang of SNSD (Girls’ Generation) made her very first debut with her seven-track EP I Just Wanna Dance, also the name of her first lead single. The San Francisco-born K-Pop idol released I Just Wanna Dance today, May 11. Watch her upbeat and stylish MV for “I Just Wanna Dance” below. It’s only been up since yesterday, and it already has over 2 million views (and counting)!
Jessica Jung, who left SNSD (Girls’ Generation) back in August of 2015, is set to release her debut solo album With Love, J on May 17 and has been teasing the title track “Fly” featuring Fabolous. Watch the cool teaser videos below:
TWICE have been winning big on the music shows for their latest, “Cheer Up”: M Countdown on May 5, Music Bank on May 6, and Inkigayo on May 8. Feelings on their pronunciation of “Cheer Up” aside, the song is definitely addicting and their sports/cheerleading concept is super cute. Watch their May 8th performance on Inkigayo below:
Seventeen have taken hope the top prize on Show Champion for the past two weeks with their song “Pretty U.” Check out their May 11th Show Champion performance below:
Vixx have also taken home the top prize for the past two weeks on The Show for their hot song “Dynamite.” Below, see their The Show performance from May 11th.
The BTS boys have dropped the dance version for their music video for “Fire,” and it’s just that…fire. Not to mention the fact that they have great style.
IOI’s music video for their first single “Dream Girls” is finally here, following up their pre-debut track “Crush.” The 11 member girl group dropped the MV on May 3 and released their first album Chrysalis on May 4. IOI were formed by CJ E&M through the 2016 reality show Produce 101 on Mnet.
Crush’s “Woo Ahh” will make you happy you listened to it. The R&B singer is super smooth and the MV itself is visually gorgeous and eclectic (watch below). He also released the MV for “9 to 5″ featuring Dynamic Duo’s Gaeko.
Tao feat. Wiz Khalifa
UP10TION have released a truly amazing video: a one-take version for their song “Attention.”
Oh My Girl
The ladies of Oh My Girl have gone and released a second video for their song “Liar Liar” (their official first video was released back in March). Watch them go rollerskating in tandem below.
G.Soul dropped not one but two new music videos. “Where Do We Go From Here” is super sexy with strong R&B vibes, while “Far, Far Away” is more upbeat with a reggae vibe.
G-Friend, in partnership with American Tourister, have a brand new music video “Wave.” Get ready for a beachy summer with the new MV below.
Amber and Luna
VAV are back with their second album, Brotherhood, and the music video for their title track “Brotherhood” is intense AF. I think it’s dystopian, or centers around a war against the government? Watch for yourself, below.