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Cube Entertainment artists celebrate the opening of ‘Cube Studio’

Cube Entertainment has announced that they have opened the doors to a new personal studio for their artists to mark the start of a brand new adventure together!

On April 10th, CEO Hong Seung Sung and his artists, 4minute, B2ST, G.NA, and BtoB all gathered to celebrate the opening of ‘Cube Studio’. Leaders from each respective group stood alongside their CEO to cut the tape for the grand opening. Although Cube Entertainment was established in 2008, this will be their first private studio where they will be using it as a foundation for their global marketing strategies.

Hong Seung Sung stated, “I created this place to instill a sense of bravery in our artists to help the Korean entertainment industry become one of the best. I hope that this studio will be the start of K-Pop transcending Asia and taking place all over the world.”

‘Cube Studio’ will be aiding singers and musicians to better grow and advance with their skills. The studio will include facilities dedicated to the areas of vocal, composition, performance, production, and choreography training. A special cafe for artists to be able to sit down and communicate with their fans will also be included in the studio. All profits from the cafe will be donated to charities of the company’s choice.

He continued, “Without communication, nothing can be achieved. I want this location right here to be a stepping stone in advancing the entertainment industry.”

Doojoon also stated, “I’m grateful that a lot of people came and are anticipating a lot from this. Three years ago, Kikwang came as the only trainee, and has now become a member of so many new artists today. This deeply moves me.”

Jihyun concluded, “By seeing more family members join and the company grow, I’m filled with thoughts of working even harder. Please look forward to BtoB and 4minute’s broadcast activities.”

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Source + Photos: Star News via Nate

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BtoB reveals tracklist for upcoming album ‘Born TO Beat’

As reported earlier, rookie group BtoB will be releasing their debut album, ‘Born TO Beat’, on April 3rd. Ahead of its release, the tracklist has been revealed, giving us an insight into what we can expect to see on the album.

There will be a total of four tracks on the album, two of which are their debut title tracks, “Imagine” and “Insane”, which we have already heard from the group. To further showcase their diverse musicality, two more tracks, titled “Monday to Sunday”, and “Born TO Beat”, have been added to the album.

“Monday to Sunday” is the project of world famous composers Jorgen Elofsson (who has worked Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson, and Westlife), Frederik Thomander (*NSYNC, Arashi), and Dru Scott. The song is described to be a serenade that possesses both classic and modern feel.

“Born TO Beat” is the work of Seo Jae Woo and Seo Yong Bae, who are the brains behind the double title tracks, and is reported to be an energetic hip hop tack. Additionally, BtoB’s very own Jung Ilhoon participated in the composition of the song, as well as chorus and rap making.

The album went on pre-sale starting March 29th, and has already reached #1 Kyobo Books ‘Hot Tracks’ list.

Stay tuned for the release of the album!

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Shinhwa backstage at ‘M! Countdown’ + Update on Shin Hye Sung’s condition

Legendary idol group Shinhwa has finally concluded their preparations and will be coming back to the stage amongst young idols like Big Bang, 2AM, and SHINee.

The group will be performing on March 29th’s ‘M! Countdown‘, they’ve been posting pictures of themselves backstage through their official twitter.

Shinhwa will be performing their new title track “Venus“, and they plan to pull off a spectacular performance, showing the experiences they have gained throughout the fourteen years since their debut. However, Shin Hye Sung has recently hurt his knee on March 25th at their concert ‘The Return‘, and it is unsure if he can deliver a powerful performance on stage with his injury.

Shin Hye Sung’s primary physician said, “Surgery is urgent in order to prevent risks of attaining an even greater injury. Great caution should be taken for at least six month after the surgery.” But despite what his physician said, Shin Hye Sung confidently expressed that he will continue to perform by saying, “I cannot become a burden to Shinhwa’s activities.

Fans have been worried about Shin Hye Sung’s health, but they seem reassured after seeing him smiling brightly and looking quite dashing in his black suit in the backstage photos.

On another note, this broadcast of ‘M! Countdown’ will be packed with great performances by CN Blue, Busker Busker, NU’EST, BtoB, and Noh Young Ho from ‘Voice Korea’.

Source & Image: Korea Economics via Nate

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G.NA and BtoB take a group photo

Singer G.NA recently took a heart-warming group photo with her new label mates, BtoB.

On March 28th, G.NA posted the photo onto her Twitter and tweeted, “Together with our BtoB on the filming set!!! Let’s do well in today’s shooting. Stay strong and fighting til the end.”

This photo shot was taken during G.NA’s and BtoB’s filming for their ‘Traffic Safety Song‘ which will be aired through SBS‘s ‘Inkigayo‘.

With Cube Entertainment‘s growing family, it sure is nice to have a caring idol sunbae like G.NA. Even amid the crowd, netizens took notice of G.NA’s slim and toned legs, while at the same time, expressing their envy for her lucky opportunity to be surrounded by a bunch of cute guys.

They commented, “So jealous of G.NA, she’s the only woman..” and “Ah~ BtoB’s cute expressions, such an eye candy *-*“.

Source + Photos: G.NA’s Twitter

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BtoB reveals practice video from before debut

On March 24th, rookie group BtoB released a practice video from before their debut through their official Daum Fan Cafe that has caught the attention of fans.

The video contains BtoB’s “first behind story” which includes their practice before debut and the struggles they have gone through in order to chase after one dream, to become a star. Through the footage, BtoB expresses that they have “pressed a new play button in their lives” and showed their sincere determination.

The group performed both their double title tracks “Insane” and “Imagine” for the first time on Mnet‘s ‘M!Countdownon March 22nd, followed by KBS‘s ‘Music Bankon March 23. Through these two performances, BtoB has received positive feedback for their charisma filled stages and their powerful dance choreography.

BtoB’s first track, “Insane”, is a song that was composed collaboratively by Seo Jae Woo and Seo Yong Bae. The two composers have also direced the boys’ concept, as well as assisting in being their vocal trainers.

Aside from “Insane”, the group has also received high praise for their ballad performance for “Imagine”. With a dramatic dance choreography and a powerful and sensuous melody, the group has proved to be worthy of the title, “super rookie of 2012″.

BtoB will be performing their title songs, as well as a special performance, on MBC‘s ‘Music Core‘ on the 24th, followed by their performance on SBS‘s ‘Inkigayo‘.

Check out their pre-debut practice video below!

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BtoB releases double title tracks “Imagine” & “Insane”

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Cube Entertainment‘s newest face, BtoB, has just released their debut title tracks!

As previously announced, the group will be promoting double title tracks: “Insane” (a dance track), and “Imagine” (a ballad).

The first title track, “Insane”, has been produced by Seo Jae Woo, who has composed songs for other Cube artists such as 4minute and B2st. The song features a spectacular melody that seamlessly incorporates the members powerful vocals and rap.

“Imagine,” the second track, is a song of a completely different feel as it is a ballad that showcases the smooth, heartfelt vocal abilities of the group.

BtoB is taking unconventional steps with their debut as it’s not heard of for rookie groups to debut with double title tracks, especially those of different genres. With the release of these title tracks, the group will begin their official debut promotions starting with the ‘BtoB Premium Launching Show’, which will be aired through their official YouTube channel starting later today at 3 p.m. KST.

Check out the tracks below!

Insane

Imagine

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BtoB releases teaser for “Insane”

After unveiling the profiles of the members, and unleashing their first teaser, Cube Entertainment has just brought out BtoB‘s next teaser in the line up to gear up fans for the group’s official debut.

Their title track, “Insane”, proves to be a song of a different beat than the ballad we were able to sample in the first teaser.

The ballad track, “Imagine”, and this up beat dance track, “Insane”, will be promoted as a double title track, and will be released on March 21st digitally.

BtoB will hold a premium launching show on March 21st and begin their activities at the same time.

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BTOB releases first MV teaser for debut single

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Cube Entertainment just revealed profiles for the members of its rookie band, BTOB, earlier today and now have unleashed the first music video teaser for the group’s debut single.

Though the name of their title track is still a mystery. The lyrics state, “without a need of word, the moment we look into each other’s eyes we’re wanting it.” Eager fans can finally get a taste for what the song sounds like and more importantly the boys’ vocals in the short but sweet teaser.

BTOB will hold a premium launching show on March 21st and begin their activities at the same time. Watch the teaser below to get your first taste of the group’s music.

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Cube Entertainment reveals faces of BTOB members


Cube Entertainment
revealed the profiles for the members of its rookie band, BTOB, on its official homepage. In addition, it is planning to reveal their first teaser at 2:00 PM KST.

The members’ age ranges from 18 to 23, each showcasing a soft masculine visual and personality.

Already Seo Eunkwang, Lim Hyunshik, Lee Minhyuk, and Jung Ilhoon showed off their charismatic appeal and image on jTBC‘s sitcom, ‘I Live in Cheongdamdong‘.

The profiles also revealed the three other members: Lee Chang Sub, Yook Sungjae, and Peniel Shin.

The agency stated, “With resonating vocals, emotional rapping, and dance genre, they will open a new chapter. The members have excellent skills of being lyricists, composers, and rap making.”

BTOB will hold a premium launching show on March 21st and begin their activities at the same time.

Source: My Daily via Nate

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