October 17, 2013 BESTie released their second single: Love Options
BESTie (베스티) was a four member group under YNB Entertainment. The group was made up of three former EXID members: Hyeyeon, Uji, and Haeryung– member Dahye was added before debut making them four. Their first performance of this song was on M!Countdown.
October 17, 2014 Cho Hyung Woo released his first EP: HIM
Cho Hyung Woo (조형우)born December 15, 1987 is a singer-songwriter under APOP Entertainment. In 2011, he rose to fame on the survival show Star Audition: The Great Birth. Following the show’s conclusion he made a cameo appearance in the K-drama Love Rain, and released a duet album with Gain called “Romantic Spring”. After that he released this EP, which is also his solo debut.
Honorable Mentions: 2012 – Block B (블락비) – Blockbuster Their first full-length album, with the title track: “Nillili Mambo”
October 16, 2012 Ailee released her debut EP: Invitation
Ailee (에일리) born Amy Lee on May 30, 1989, is a soloist currently under Rocket3 Entertainment. Prior to the EP’s release, the song “Heaven” was released in February of the same year. She started promotions for the EP on M! Countdown and then won her first ever music show win on Music Bank the next month– it also did well on the charts. In December of 2012 she started promotions for another single also off the album called “Evening Sky”.
October 16, 2012 WonderBoyz released their debut EP: Open the Door
WonderBoyz (원더보이즈) was a four member hip hop group under Ent0102. The group only had two releases, including “Tarzan”, before disbanding in 2014. Of the four members, three went on to do solo work– Young Boy is now working under the name Roscoe Young, K is now Owol, and Master One is now V-Hawk.
Honorable Mentions: 2013 – Heo Young Saeng (허영생) – She His fourth EP, with the title track: “Weak Child” 2014 – Fellas (펠라스) – Rose Their seventh single track: “Rose” 2015 – UNIQ (유니크) – Best Friend Their fourth single track: “Best Friend”
Kyuhyun (규현) born Cho Kyu-hyun (조규현) on February 3rd, 1988, is a Super Junior member, solo artist, and musical actor under SM Entertainment. His first stage for this comeback was on M! Countdown. Following this album’s release he held his first ever solo concert with six dates which sold out within a minute.
Honorable Mentions: 2013 – Monday Kiz (먼데이 키즈) – Unfinished Their fifth album, with the single: “Baby (그대 여)” 2014 – DGNA (대국남아) – Rilla GO! Their third single track: “Rilla GO!” 2015 – The Quiett (더콰이엇) – 1 Life 2 Live His fifth studio album, with the title track: “1 Life 2 Live”
(럼블피쉬) was a rock band active from 2003 to 2010. ‘One Sweet Day’ was the last album Rumble Fish released as a band. A year after this previous band member Choi Jin-yi (최진이) started performing solo under the name Rumble Fish and she is still making music today.
October 15th, 2013, AOA released the single album: Red Motion
AOA (에이오에이) is a group formed by FNC Ent. in 2012. 2013 started off with the AOA Black comeback ‘’Moya’’, though due to the sub-units band concept not performing as well as they wanted to, it was completely abandoned. All AOA Black songs later got re-branded as just AOA songs. When the full group made a comeback with ‘Confused’ they showed a new more sexy image, which today is what AOA is truly known for.
October 14th, 2010, JYJ released their first album: The Beginning
JYJ is currently a two member group, consisting of Jaejoong (재중) and Junsu (준수), managed by C-JeS Entertainment. This was their first Korean release following the original trio’s departure from SM Entertainment and TVXQ!. Although the entire album is in English, that did not stop it from selling over 350,000 physical albums in Korea and over 50,000 in Japan.
The trio has not had many group promotions (their last musical release was in 2014), but individually, they have participated in many solo promotions including acting and solo music. In April of 2019, member Yoochun retired from the industry following drug allegations.
October 14th, 2015, Eun Jung released the single: Good Bye
Eun Jung (은정), born Hahm Eun-jung (함은정) on December 12th, 1988. She entered the entertainment world at the age of 7, with her Mother as her agent, and participated in Little Miss Korea, a beauty pageant of which she won. In the same year she starred in her first drama and trough her youth she had many minor parts in commercials, dramas and music videos. In July of 2009 she made her debut as an idol as the leader of T-ara. While being in a group she still contained starring in dramas and slowly became more known for her acting. In 2015 she made her solo debut under the name ELSIE with the single ‘’I’m Good’’.
Mot (못) is a indie rock band formed in 2001. In the late 90s eAeon (이이언) was looking for a person to start a band with and Z.EE (지이) managed to find him trough the power of the internet. They released their debut album in 2004. After a while Z.EE had to leave the group due to medical reasons and eAeon continued working on Mot alone. By 2013 Mot had become a 5 member band consisting of: eAeon, Cho Nam-yeol (조남열), Yoo Woong-ryul (유웅렬), Lee Yun-yoon (이하윤) and Song In-seop (송인섭).