August 17th, 2010 HybRefine released their first album: 2010
HybRefine (하이브리파인) was an electronica boy group who debuted in 2008. “Cosmic Dance” lives up to its name, as it’s an electronica track with cosmic sound effects. Unfortunately, HybRefine was just a project group consisting of one person, and hasn’t had any new releases since 2010.
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August 5, 2010 DAYBREAK released their second album: Aurora
DAYBREAK (데이브레이크) is an indie band under Happy Robot Records. The group formed in 2007 and later the same year the debuted with their first album Urban Life Style. The group consists of Lee Won-suk (vocalist), Jung Yu-jong (guitarist), Kim Sun-il (bassist), and Kim Jang-won (keyboardist).
BoA (보아)is one of the most iconic first generation idols. She debuted in 2000 from S.M. Entertainment. Besides of her discography itself, she’s known for setting the standard for how Korean idols debut in Japan. BoA lived in Japan and learned the language, so that when she started to release music there in 2002, the Japanese public realize she wasn’t from Japan because she spoke Japanese and understood the country quite well. While many people believe she debuted first in Japan, she actually started her career in Korea and became successful there before going overseas. Even though she’s been in the K-Pop industry for such a long time, she still eagerly looks for music and choreography that challenges her. She is also a creative director for S.M. Entertainment.
July 29th, 2010, DJ Doc released their 7th album: 풍류
DJ Doc is a hip-hop trio who have been active since 1994. While it’s rarely referenced, the “Doc” part of their name is short for “Dream of Children”. Like most of their work, this album has quite a few 19+ tracks. Their first title track is catchy and energetic. The music video also references other Korean groups, such as After School.
Gilme (길미), born Gil Min-hyun (길미현), on April 10th 1983. ‘Love Actually’ was her debut album. A year after it’s release she made her group debut in Clover (클로버), a hip-hop trio. In 2015 Gilme competed in Unpretty Rapstar 2, but was eliminated halfway trough the show.
July 27, 2010 Bizniz released his first album: Ego
Bizniz (비즈니즈) born Harold Ha/Ha Won Taek (하원택) on March 16, 1982, is a rapper and singer under Brave New Music. In the late 90s he was part of a group called Infinite Flow. Later he debuted as a solo artist with his EP This is Bizniz in 2008. This song features M.A.C.’s Goo In Hwe.
Honorable Mentions: 2015 – B2ST (비스트) – Ordinary Their eighth mini album, with the title track: “YeY”
July 22, 2010 Rottyful Sky released her debut single track: No Way
Rottyful Sky (로티플스카이) born Kim Ha Neul (김하늘) on March 22, 1988, was a solo artist and producer under RS Entertainment. In the early 2000s, Kim was a young solo artist among the likes of BoA and other girls her age. Following her solo work she was briefly part of Roo’ra and MADmoiselle before debuting as a soloist again in 2010, now under the stage name Rottyful Sky. In 2012 it was revealed that she had been diagnosed with a brain tumor causing her to stop promoting. The following year she passed away at the age of 25.
SE7EN born Choi Dong-wook (최동욱) on November 9th, 1984. ‘‘Digital Bounce’‘ was a comeback to the Korean music scene for SE7EN. His previous Korean release was ‘‘LaLaLa (Remix)’‘ from 2007. In his 3year ‘‘hiatus’‘ he worked on his American debut, which was a struggle due to music being leaked and changes to his debut schedule. ‘‘Girls’‘ featuring Lil’ Kim became is American debut song, and it did not perform well, and this is probably why he didn’t release more in America. ‘‘Digital Bounce’‘ had two MV’s made for it: ‘‘Better Togehter’‘ & ‘‘I’m Going Crazy’‘.
July 1st, 2010, TAEYANGreleased his first solo album: SOLAR
Taeyang (태양), born Dong Young-bae (동영배) on May 18th, 1988. Young-bae’s entry in to the entertainment world was in the early 2000s when he audutioned to play the part of ‘mini Sean’ in JinuSean’s MV for ‘’A-Yo’’, he managed to get the part, and trough this experience he met Yang Hyun-suk the CEO of YG Ent. Young-bae later got the oppurtunity to become a trainee under YG, where he met Kwon Ji-young whom he was initially supposed to debut with as a duo called GDYB, this plan was scrapped and they made their official debut in 2007 as members of BIGBANG. Three years later he got to release his first solo album, he contributed a lot to the making of the album as he
July 1st, 2010, Miss A released their debut EP: Bad But Good
Miss A (미쓰에이) was a girl group active from 2010 to 2017. The group was originally made up by 5 JYP Ent. trainees, who would appear on variety shows in China under the name of Chinese Wonder Girls. The group became officially known as Miss A when they signed with Samsung Electronics in China to release the commercial ‘’Love Again’’. The group would soon become the 4 member group we know as Miss A, when Min (민) joined Fei (페이), Jia (지아) and Suzy (수지) for their official debut with ‘Bad Girl, Good Girl’. Their debut got them their first win on KBS’s Music Bank and SBS’s Inkigayo.