SM’s Red Velvet Runs Into Name Trouble With Indie Band Red Velvet, Agreement Reached

Red Velvet, SM’s first new girl group in two years, has hit controversy ahead of the release of their debut single. It turns out Red Velvet is also the name of an indie band based around Hongik University that started performing in 2013. Ha Hee Soo, a member of the indie band Red Velvet, posted online, “We released a single last year, performed at Hongik University, and we’re currently preparing ...

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Red Velvet Debut Schedule and Additional Teaser Photos Revealed

SM Entertainment has revealed more details about the imminent debut of its new four-piece girl group, Red Velvet. The new act will make its television debut on the August 1 edition of KBS music show, “Music Bank.” The girls will then begin on a busy schedule to promote their debut track, “Happiness,” with appearances on MBC’s “Music Core” slated for August 2, and SBS’ “Inkikayo” planned for August...

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SM Rookie Girl Group Red Velvet Drops New Group Teaser

And the teasers for new SM girl group Red Velvet continue! SM Entertainment has released another full group teaser for Red Velvet, already having garnered a ton of interest upon the announcement of the group’s debut.  The group consists of four girls from the pre-debut team SMRookies: Seulgi, Irene, Wendy, and Joy. Irene (23) was cast by SM in 2009, and is a talented singer, rapper, and modern dan...

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SMROOKIES’ Taeyong Spits Out Rap Lyrics in “Open the Door” Video

SMROOKIES‘ and SR14B member Taeyong showed off his rapping talents in a solo video shared through the official SMTOWN YouTube channel. Taeyong is part of SMTOWN’s project group SMROOKIES, made up entirely of promising trainees. SMROOKIES is split into two groups, SR14B and SR14G, that stand for SM Rookies 2014 Boys/Girls. SM Entertainment already announced that SR14G will be debuting a...

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SM Entertainment Set to Debut New Four-Member Girl Group in August

Talent agency SM Entertainment has announced it will be forming a new girl group. The act is expected to make its debut sometime in August, although the concept, and even the group’s name, remain a secret. The group’s line up has already been finalized, according to media reports. It will be made up of four SMRookies stars: Irene, Seulgi, and Wendy, as well as one more, as-yet unnamed member. The ...

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SM Trainees Mark and Donghyuk Give a Tour of Newly Opened SMROOKIES Website

This is just adorable.  SM Entertainment released a video of their trainees Mark and Donghyuk through their official channel to announce the opening of the SMROOKIES website.  SM Entertainment had previously released video teasers for their website, and now have opened it to the public. In the video the adorable Mark and Donghyuk bicker and joke around as they give you a tour of all the interestin...

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J-Min Drops New Music Video for “Shine,” Inspired by Film “Gravity”...

SM solo artist J-Min has released her music video “Shine.” A modern rock song with an upbeat rhythm, “Shine” is the title track for the rookie singer’s first mini album, and really showcases her solid vocals. The song tells the story of two lovers who miss each other, and the music video takes inspiration from the hit film “Gravity,” putting a new twist on the story behind the scenes. Making a spe...

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SM Entertainment Indie Label Baljunso to Debut Co-ed Project Group, Play the Siren

Play the Siren, a global co-ed project team under SM Entertainment affiliate indie label Baljunso, is getting ready to make their debut. On July 17, the group will be releasing a teaser video for their title track “Dream Drive” from their maxi single album of the same name, for their first step into the music industry. Play the Siren consists of five talented team members (three guys, two girls) t...

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Kris and SM Entertainment Hold First Arbitration Meeting

On July 8, at 3:20PM (KST), representatives of Kris (Wu Yi Fan) and SM Entertainment had their first arbitration meeting. Both sides met for roughly a half hour, after which they separated without having reached an agreement and merely having confirmed the opposing side’s stance. Kris and SM Entertainment director Kim Young Min were not in attendance at this meeting. Following the arbitration meet...

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SM Entertainment to Sponsor 2014 Asian Para Games

Entertainment company SM Entertainment will be sponsoring the upcoming 2014 Asian Para Games. The Asian Para Games are a sports event held every four years following the Asian Games for athletes with physical disabilities. The Games first started in Guanzhou, China in 2010. The upcoming second games will be held in Incheon, Korea.  SM Entertainment announced that SM Entertainment will be utilizing...

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