Song Seung-heon is a South Korean actor. He has participated in various television dramas, notably Autumn in My Heart, East of Eden, My Princess and Player. Song Seung-heon began his career in 1995 as a model for the jeans brand STORM, first became known to viewers in the popular sitcom Three Guys, Three Girls in 1996; the following year he debuted as an actor. His feature film debut came in 1999 in the film Calla co-starring Kim Hee-sun. True stardom came to Song in late 2000, with the broadcast of the hugely popular TV drama Autumn in My Heart; the romantic melodrama series was a ratings success, pioneering a trend in Korean melodramatic series and launching a fever, referred to as the "Korean Wave" and leading to Song becoming a Hallyu star. Since he has been recruited for film roles and advertisements in Japan, Hong Kong and other Asian countries. In 2002, Song starred in the action comedy Make It Big by director Cho Ui-seok, in the Hong Kong film So Close with actresses Karen Mok, Shu Qi and Zhao Wei.
Song further solidified his status as a Hallyu star in 2003 with Summer Scent, co-starring Son Ye-jin. The series is the third "season-themed" Yoon Seok-ho TV drama after Autumn in My Heart and Winter Sonata, but did not become as popular as the ones that preceded it. In 2004, Song appeared in two films, but neither was a success: Ice Rain, shot in the Canadian Rockies, failed to enthuse viewers with its mixture of mountaineering and melodrama, while He Was Cool, based on an internet novel by Guiyeoni, was unable to compete with Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and other films from the 2004 summer season. Meanwhile, in late 2004, just as he was getting ready to start shooting another high-profile TV drama Sad Love Story, it was revealed that the actor had illegally avoided his compulsory military service by submitting tainted urine samples that suggested he was suffering from certain illnesses and was thus unfit for the army. Amidst the press coverage and scandal this aroused, Song agreed to serve his two-year term in the military.
Song was discharged on November 15, 2006 with the rank of corporal, to much fanfare and media attention. For a time he kept a low profile, trying to gauge public opinion on his return to the entertainment world. For his comeback, Song took on a tough image, playing aggressive and masculine roles in the 2008 drama East of Eden, which he won the "Daesang" for at the MBC Drama Awards, he starred in the action film Fate, the 2010 remake A Better Tomorrow. His popularity in Japan continued, in 2010 he starred in Ghost remake Ghost: In Your Arms Again with Matsushima Nanako. In 2011, Song starred in his first romantic comedy, he considers the series a turning point in his career, saying, "Previously, I took on characters living a life full of ups and downs. For me, Hae-young was the first character, so rich and cheerful. I felt much lighter while acting the character."His 30-minute short film Lucid Dreaming, helmed by director Chang of 2008 feature Death Bell, was shot for his fans in China and Japan and released on DVD in early 2012.
Based on the original comic by Motoka Murakami and dramatized in Japan, in 2012's Dr. Jin Song played the titular smart and cold-hearted surgeon who takes a journey back through time to the late 19th century Joseon Dynasty, he played a cold-hearted loan shark and gangster who morphs into a successful businessman for his love in 2013 melodrama When a Man Falls in Love. In 2014, Song starred in Kim Dae-woo's erotic period film Obsessed. Set in 1969 at the end of the Vietnam War, he played a high-ranking officer suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder who falls into an obsessive love affair with his subordinate's wife. In 2015, he starred in the Chinese romantic melodrama The Third Way of Love, followed by family comedy Wonderful Nightmare. Song was next cast as a fighter pilot in World War II film Air Strike, he is set to star in the film Man of Will, portraying a cruel and cold-hearted prison director. Back on the Korean screen in 2017, Song starred opposite Lee Young-ae in period drama Saimdang, Memoir of Colors, about the Joseon artist and calligrapher Shin Saimdang.
The same year, he was cast in the fantasy thriller drama Black alongside Go Ara, playing the role of a grim reaper. Song reunited with Black director Ko Jae-hyun in another OCN drama Player in 2018, playing the role of a con-artist. In April 2019, Song signed with new agency King Kong by Starship. In 2009 he founded Storm S Company, it manages actors Kim Min-jung, Chae Jung-an and Goo Jae-yi. Song owns the Sinsa-dong branch of Italian restaurant chain Blacksmith, launched by Caffe Bene. In 2011, Song was named PR ambassador for cultural sharing by the Korea Foundation, his role was to promote Korean language and other cultural heritages overseas. In 2015, he was named as a promotional ambassador for the National Tax Service. Song Seung-heon at Better Ent
The Korean alphabet, known as Hangul, has been used to write the Korean language since its creation in the 15th century by King Sejong the Great. It may be written as Hangeul following the standard Romanization, it is the official writing system of Korea, both North. It is a co-official writing system in the Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture and Changbai Korean Autonomous County in Jilin Province, China, it is sometimes used to write the Cia-Cia language spoken near the town of Indonesia. The Hangul alphabet consisted of 28 letters with 17 consonant letters and 11 vowel letters when it was created; as four became obsolete, the modern Hangul consists of total 24 letters with 14 consonant letters and 10 vowel letters. In North Korea the total is counted 40, it consists of 19 consonant letters and 21 vowel letters as it additionally includes 5 tense consonants and 20. The Korean letters are written in syllabic blocks with each alphabetic letter placed vertically and horizontally into a square dimension.
For example, the Korean word for "honeybee" is written 꿀벌, not ㄲㅜㄹㅂㅓㄹ. As it combines the features of alphabetic and syllabic writing systems, it has been described as an "alphabetic syllabary" by some linguists; as in traditional Chinese writing, Korean texts were traditionally written top to bottom, right to left, are still written this way for stylistic purposes. Today, it is written from left to right with spaces between words and western-style punctuation; some linguists consider it among the most phonologically faithful writing systems in use today. One interesting feature of Hangul is that the shapes of its consonants mimic the shapes of the speaker's mouth when pronouncing each consonant; the Korean alphabet was called Hunminjeong'eum, after the document that introduced the script to the Korean people in 1446. The Korean alphabet is called hangeul, a name coined by Korean linguist Ju Si-gyeong in 1912; the name combines the ancient Korean word han, meaning "great", geul, meaning "script".
The word han is used to refer to Korea in general, so the name means "Korean script". It has been romanized in multiple ways: Hangeul or han-geul in the Revised Romanization of Korean, which the South Korean government uses in English publications and encourages for all purposes. Han'gŭl in the McCune–Reischauer system, is capitalized and rendered without the diacritics when used as an English word, Hangul, as it appears in many English dictionaries. Hānkul in the Yale romanization, a system recommended for technical linguistic studies. In North Korea it is called Chosŏn'gŭl after Chosŏn, the North Korean name for Korea after the old name of Korea; the McCune–Reischauer system is used there. Until the mid-20th century, the Korean elite preferred to write using Chinese characters called Hanja, they referred to Hanja as jinseo or "true letters". Some accounts say the elite referred to the Korean alphabet derisively as'amkeul meaning "women's script", and'ahaetgeul meaning "children's script", though there is no written evidence of this.
Supporters of the Korean alphabet referred to it as jeong'eum meaning "correct pronunciation", gukmun meaning "national script", eonmun meaning "vernacular script". Before the creation of the new Korean alphabet, Koreans wrote using Classical Chinese alongside native phonetic writing systems that predate the modern Korean alphabet by hundreds of years, including Idu script, Hyangchal and Gakpil. However, due to fundamental differences between the Korean and Chinese languages, the large number of characters, many lower class Koreans were illiterate. To promote literacy among the common people, the fourth king of the Joseon dynasty, Sejong the Great created and promulgated a new alphabet; the Korean alphabet was designed so that people with little education could learn to write. A popular saying about the alphabet is, "A wise man can acquaint himself with them before the morning is over; the project was completed in late December 1443 or January 1444, described in 1446 in a document titled Hunminjeong'eum, after which the alphabet itself was named.
The publication date of the Hunminjeongeum, October 9, became Hangul Day in South Korea. Its North Korean equivalent, Chosŏn'gŭl Day, is on January 15. Another document published in 1446 and titled Hunminjeong'eum Haerye was discovered in 1940; this document explains that the design of the consonant letters is based on articulatory phonetics and the design of the vowel letters are based on the principles of yin and yang and vowel harmony. The Korean alphabet faced opposition in the 1440s by the literary elite, including politician Choe Manri and other Korean Confucian scholars, they believed. They saw the circulation of the Korean alphabet as a threat to their status. However, the Korean alphabet entered popular culture as King Sejong had intended, used by women and writers of popular fiction. King Yeonsangun banned the study and publication of the Korean alphabet in 1504, after a document criticizing the king entered the public. King Jungjong abolished the Ministry of Eonmun, a governmental institution related to Hangul research, in 1506.
The late 16th century, saw a revival of the Korean alphabet as gasa and sijo poetry flourished. In the 17th century, the Korean alphabet novels became a major genre. However, the use of the Korea
Baek Ji-young is a South Korean singer signed to The Music Works. She made her debut with the release of her album Sorrow. Over her career she has released eight studio albums and won awards for Best Female Artist and Best OST at the Mnet Asian Music Awards. Baek began her music career in 1999, entering the South Korean dance scene with her first album Sorrow; the first single, "선택", was unusual in that it was one of the first Korean pop songs to feature Latin beats. However, this single proved to be popular and charted well, she followed this album with a second, which came out in April 2000, selling 360,000 copies, cementing her status as one of South Korea's most popular female dance artists. Two years after the release of Tres, Baek released her fourth album Smile in September 2003. Although not a runaway success, it managed to sell a decent number of copies, placing 46th for the year. However, her real comeback occurred in 2006, when Baek released her fifth album Smile Again in March. "사랑 안해", her first single from the album, was a ballad, unlike the rest of her Latin-style singles.
Although this was a significant change, it proved to be a popular song, getting to the top spot on certain performance show charts. This change was not a permanent one. In fact, the second single has seen Baek going back to her musical roots, as Ez Do Dance is a sexy Latin number, she performed this single until the end of summer 2006, at which point she finished promotional activities for the album. In November 2006, Baek won Best Female Solo Singer at the MKMF Awards and was nominated for the Overseas Viewer Award. On September 7, 2007 Baek's sixth album, The Sixth Miracle, was released, with the lead single "사랑 하나면 돼", she won an award for the album at the Seoul Music Awards in January 2008. Baek underwent vocal cord surgery to remove a cyst some time in February 2008. Although there were fears that her singing voice may change, the fear of losing her voice is what prompted her to go ahead with the operation. After recuperating from her surgery, Baek returned with her seventh album, released on November 14, 2008.
It was reported that she would come back with a dance single to showcase her strengthened voice, but instead came back with "총 맞은 것처럼", a mid-tempo ballad. The single hit # 1 on KBS's music program Music Bank. On August 9, 2009 Baek signified her comeback by announcing a collaboration with 2PM member Taecyeon for the title track of her mini-album EGO called "내 귀에 캔디". Unlike her previous songs, My Ear Candy is a pop-dance track, they first performed the song on Kim Jung-eun's Chocolate, although the episode did not air until a week after her official comeback on Show! Music Core. EGO was released on August 14, 2009. On November 21, 2009, Baek won Best Female Solo Artist at Mnet Asian Music Awards, she collaborated with Mighty Mouth for their comeback single "사랑이 올까요", released on March 12, 2010 along with a music video. This is her second collaboration with the group, her single Over Time topped various music charts on the day of its release on July 1, 2010, Baek's greatest-hits album Timeless: The Best sold well.
With the success of her eighth album Pitta in 2011, music industry critics found it remarkable for a female singer in her mid-30s to continue to shine and appeal to fans in an industry dominated by teen bands. Baek has participated in numerous soundtracks for TV dramas, most of which have proven to be popular, including Don't Forget for IRIS, Love Is Not a Crime for Ja Myung Go, Love and Love for Arang and the Magistrate, Spring Rain for Gu Family Book; the most famous thus far has been That Woman from Secret Garden, which won Outstanding Korean Drama OST at the 2011 Seoul International Drama Awards. Baek said, "I love to participate in producing music for soaps if I like the female lead after reading the script. It's a thrill to hear my song played during melodramatic moments in soaps." She released an album in 2013 titled Flash Back, a collection of the television drama soundtracks she recorded. In 2012, Baek announced, she became a judge/coach on The Voice of Korea, the local version of reality singing competition The Voice.
On May 7, she released a ballad from the mini-album entitled Voice. On the 17th, her Good Boy mini-album was released, including the dance title track of the same name featuring Yong Jun-hyung of B2ST. On February 16, 2013, Baek held her first solo concert in seven years at the Jamsil Gymnasium in Seoul, followed by a nationwide tour in March, she performed for the first time in Japan at a sold-out concert in May. Baek married actor Jung Suk-won on June 2, 2013 at the Sheraton Grande Walkerhill; the couple began dating in 2011, were expecting their first child. However, on June 27, 2013, it was confirmed that Baek suffered a miscarriage, four months into her pregnancy. On last fall, Baek Ji Young announced that she was pregnant and expecting, four years after her marriage with actor Jung Suk Won; the actress was expected to give birth on May 24, 2017 but on May 22, Baek Ji Young’s management agency, Music Works, announced, “Baek Ji Young gave birth to her daughter." In 2000, a sex tape featuring Baek and her manager at the time, Kim Shi-won, was leaked onto the internet.
The video had been recorded secretly in a hotel room without Baek's knowledge, was used to threaten Baek when s
Dance music is music composed to facilitate or accompany dancing. It can be either part of a larger musical arrangement. In terms of performance, the major categories are recorded dance music. While there exist attestations of the combination of dance and music in ancient times, the earliest Western dance music that we can still reproduce with a degree of certainty are the surviving medieval dances. In the Baroque period, the major dance styles were noble court dances. In the classical music era, the minuet was used as a third movement, although in this context it would not accompany any dancing; the waltz arose in the classical era. Both remained part of the romantic music period, which saw the rise of various other nationalistic dance forms like the barcarolle, ecossaise and polonaise. Modern popular dance music emerged from late 19th century's Western ballroom and social dance music. During the early 20th century, ballroom dancing gained popularity among the working class who attended public dance halls.
Dance music became enormously popular during the 1920s. In the 1930s, called the Swing era, Swing music was the popular dance music in America. In the 1950s, rock and roll became the popular dance music; the late 1960s saw the rise of R&B music. The rise of disco in the early 1970s led to dance music becoming popular with the public. By the late 1970s, electronic dance music was developing; this music, made using electronics, is a style of popular music played in nightclubs, radio stations and raves. Many subgenres of electronic dance music have evolved. Folk dance music is music accompanying traditional dance and may be contrasted with historical/classical, popular/commercial dance music. An example of folk dance music in the United States is the old-time music played at square dances and contra dances. While there exist attestations of the combination of dance and music in ancient times, the earliest Western dance music that we can still reproduce with a degree of certainty are the surviving medieval dances such as carols and the Estampie.
The earliest of these surviving dances are as old as Western staff-based music notation. The Renaissance dance music was written for instruments such as the lute, tabor and the sackbut. In the Baroque period, the major dance styles were noble court dances. Examples of dances include the French courante, sarabande and gigue. Collections of dances were collected together as dance suites. In the classical music era, the minuet was used as a third movement in four-movement non-vocal works such as sonatas, string quartets, symphonies, although in this context it would not accompany any dancing; the waltz arose in the classical era, as the minuet evolved into the scherzo. Both remained part of the romantic music period, which saw the rise of various other nationalistic dance forms like the barcarolle and polonaise. In the romantic music era, the growth and development of ballet extended the composition of dance music to a new height. Dance music was a part of opera. Modern popular dance music emerged from late 19th century's Western ballroom and social dance music.
Dance music works bear the name of the corresponding dance, e.g. waltzes, the tango, the bolero, the can-can, salsa, various kinds of jigs and the breakdown. Other dance forms include contradance, the merengue, the cha-cha-cha, it is difficult to know whether the name of the music came first or the name of the dance. Ballads are chosen for slow-dance routines; however ballads have been deemed as the opposite of dance music in terms of their tempo. The ballad was a type of dance as well. Ballads are still danced on the Faeroe Islands. "Dansband" is a term in Swedish for bands who play a kind of popular music, "dansbandsmusik", to partner dance to. These terms came into use around 1970, before that, many of the bands were classified as "pop groups"; this type of music is popular in the Nordic countries. Disco is a genre of dance music containing elements of funk, soul and salsa, it was most popular during the mid to late 1970s. It inspired the electronic dance music genre. By 1981, a new form of dance music was developing.
This music, made using electronics, is a style of popular music played in dance music nightclubs, radio stations and raves. During its gradual decline in the late 1970s, disco became influenced by computerization. Looping and segueing as found in disco continued to be used as creative techniques within trance music, techno music and house music. Electronic dance music experienced a boom after the proliferation of personal computers in the 1980s, manifest in the dance element of Tony Wilson's Haçienda scene and London clubs like Delirium, The Trip, Shoom; the ongoing influence of Shoom can be seen in its 25th anniversary party, held at Cable Nightclub on 8 December 2012, which sold out in four days. The scene expanded to the Summer Of Love in Ibiza, which became the European capital of house and trance. Clubs like Sundissential and Manumission became househo
Standard Chinese known as Modern Standard Mandarin, Standard Mandarin, Modern Standard Mandarin Chinese, or Mandarin, is a standard variety of Chinese, the sole official language of China, the de facto official language of Taiwan and one of the four official languages of Singapore. Its pronunciation is based on the Beijing dialect, its vocabulary on the Mandarin dialects, its grammar is based on written vernacular Chinese. Like other varieties of Chinese, Standard Chinese is a tonal language with topic-prominent organization and subject–verb–object word order, it has more initial consonants but final consonants and tones than southern varieties. Standard Chinese is an analytic language, though with many compound words. There are two standardised forms of the language, namely Putonghua in Mainland China and Guoyu in Taiwan. Aside from a number of differences in pronunciation and vocabulary, Putonghua is written using simplified Chinese characters, Guoyu is written using traditional Chinese characters.
Many characters are identical between the two systems. In Chinese, the standard variety is known as: 普通话 in the People's Republic of China, as well as Hong Kong and Macau. Standard Chinese is commonly referred to by generic names for "Chinese", notably 中文. In total, there have been known over 20 various names for the language; the term Guoyu had been used by non-Han rulers of China to refer to their languages, but in 1909 the Qing education ministry applied it to Mandarin, a lingua franca based on northern Chinese varieties, proclaiming it as the new "national language". The name Putonghua has a long, albeit unofficial, history, it was used as early as 1906 in writings by Zhu Wenxiong to differentiate a modern, standard Chinese from classical Chinese and other varieties of Chinese. For some linguists of the early 20th century, the Putonghua, or "common tongue/speech", was conceptually different from the Guoyu, or "national language"; the former was a national prestige variety. Based on common understandings of the time, the two were, in fact, different.
Guoyu was understood as formal vernacular Chinese, close to classical Chinese. By contrast, Putonghua was called "the common speech of the modern man", the spoken language adopted as a national lingua franca by conventional usage; the use of the term Putonghua by left-leaning intellectuals such as Qu Qiubai and Lu Xun influenced the People's Republic of China government to adopt that term to describe Mandarin in 1956. Prior to this, the government used both terms interchangeably. In Taiwan, Guoyu continues to be the official term for Standard Chinese; the term Guoyu however, is less used in the PRC, because declaring a Beijing dialect-based standard to be the national language would be deemed unfair to speakers of other varieties and to the ethnic minorities. The term Putonghua, on the contrary, implies nothing more than the notion of a lingua franca. During the government of a pro-Taiwan independence coalition, Taiwan officials promoted a different reading of Guoyu as all of the "national languages", meaning Hokkien and Formosan as well as Standard Chinese.
Huayu, or "language of the Chinese nation" simply meant "Chinese language", was used in overseas communities to contrast Chinese with foreign languages. Over time, the desire to standardise the variety of Chinese spoken in these communities led to the adoption of the name "Huayu" to refer to Mandarin; this name avoids choosing a side between the alternative names of Putonghua and Guoyu, which came to have political significance after their usages diverged along political lines between the PRC and the ROC. It incorporates the notion that Mandarin is not the national or common language of the areas in which overseas Chinese live. Hanyu, or "language of the Han people", is another umbrella term used for Chinese. However, it has confusingly two different meanings: Standard Chinese; this term, as well as Hànzú, is a modern concept. A related concept is Hànzì; the term "Mandarin" is a translation of Guānhuà, which referred to the lingua franca of the late Chinese empire. The Chinese term is obsolete as a name for the standard language, but is used by linguists to refer to the major group of Mandarin dialects spoken natively across most of northern and southwestern China.
In English, "Mandarin" may refer to the standard language, the dialect group as a whole, or to historic forms such as the late Imperial lingua franca. The name "Modern Standard Mandarin" is sometimes used by linguists who wish to distinguish the current state of the shared language from other northern and historic dialects; the Chinese have different languages in different provinces, to such an extent
Ha Dong-hoon, better known by his stage name Haha, is a South Korea singer, variety show host and member of RGP. He is best known for being in the sitcom and for co-hosting two popular variety programs, MBC's Infinite Challenge and SBS's Running Man, he has hosted his own show, titled "Ya Man TV" on Mnet in 2015. Haha was born on August 20, 1979 in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, West Germany and moved to Seoul, South Korea when he was an infant, his parents are both Korean, with his mother holding a doctorate in psychology, he has an older sister, Ha Juri, a pianist with a doctorate. Haha graduated from Daejin University, where he had obtained a master's degree in Drama and Fine Arts, he became a trainee for Seoul Records and debuted as a singer and rapper in 2001 with boy band, Z-kiri. Despite excessive promotion, Z-kiri failed to get popular and was disbanded. In 2002, Haha became a co-host for the show, What's Up YO! Alongside MC Mong and Jerome To; the three became known as the "What's Up Trio" because of their strong friendship on-screen.
Haha joined the main cast of the third season of Nonstop, a sitcom about a group of college students and their friends and family. He remained a part of the cast up until 2003 which managed to gain him recognition for his acting and comedy skills. Haha became the producer and presenter for his own radio show with MC Mong, known as Haha and Mong's Journey in 2004 for SBS Power FM. After leaving Nonstop, Haha spent two years alongside singer Taw, to prepare and record his debut album titled, "The Beautiful Rhyme Diary"; the album was released on February 18, 2005 alongside his debut single, "Love Song" but it failed to chart or garner popularity. He guested on X-man on May 22, 2005 and became popular for his imitations of close friend, Kim Jong-kook, his sudden popularity spike allowed him to become a regular guest for X-man, arguably the biggest variety show of that time. Thanks to his rising popularity, Haha was added to the cast of MBC's Infinite Challenge by December 2005 as the part of the program's format changes under new the PD of the program, Kim Tae-ho.
By the time Season 3 aired in 2006, the concept and format of "variety & reality program" became popular, Infinite Challenge became the forerunner of many programs that followed with the same or similar format. Since December 2, 2006, the program has received the highest ratings of prime-time lineups for Saturday evening. In his final episode before entering the service, Haha performed at a guerilla concert at Yeouido Park, secretly organized by his fellow co-hosts, he returned as a guest for the sixth and final season of Nonstop in 2006. In 2007, Haha released his second single, "You're My Destiny" which took samples from the song "Stand by Me" by Ben E. King; the single managed to reach number one on the Gaon Chart and he performed it on his Comeback Stage on Music Bank in November. Haha joined the show, Happy Shares Company as a co-host until February 2008. In February 2008, Haha temporarily left Infinite Challenge in order to serve his national service in the army. Previous reports had stated.
However, these reports were confirmed to be false and Haha's service had only been postponed. During his service, he collaborated with a new group Davichi for their song "Love and War". After 24 months of serving the military, on March 11, 2010, he was discharged. After finishing his military service, Haha returned as a cast of Infinite Challenge following requests from his fellow co-hosts, Yoo Jae-suk and Noh Hong-chul, he made regular guest appearances on Yoo Jae-suk's talk show Come to Play and was the co-host of the Haha-Mong Show with MC Mong up until allegations sprung up that MC Mong had attempted to evade his military service. Since 2010, Haha is one of the co-hosts for SBS variety show. On December 30, 2011, Haha received the award for "Best Entertainer" during the 2011 SBS Entertainment Awards for his work on"Running Man", he performed his single, "Rosa" during the award ceremony. In 2012, he continued his musical career by collaborating on a mini-album, "Skull & Haha Ya Man", with fellow reggae artist Skull, with Stony Skunk.
The two performed one of its tracks, "Busan Vacance" on several TV music shows, Haha performed the song along with other cast members during fan meets for the Running Man show. In 2012 he was featured along with Gary, on their fellow Running Man cast member Kim Jong-kook's comeback album, "Volume 7 – Journey Home" in the song "Words I Want to Say to You". In 2013, Haha collaborated with Skull once again, on a single titled "돈암동 멜로디" as well as an EP titled "REGGAErilla". Haha and his wife welcomed their first son, Ha Dream, on the 9th of July on that year. In 2014, he and Kim Jong-kook formed a musical duo, Running Man Brothers, visited the United States for a concert tour, in July and December. In 2016, Haha collaborated with Skull on a single titled "Love Inside"; the song ranked in the top ten of a Jamaican video chart. He has 2 new variety shows: Talking Rebound. In addition, he will be hosting alongside Jeong Jun-ha for a new high school rap battle show, to be aired on Mnet in 2017. In 2018, Haha had decided to resign as the CEO of Quan Entertainment and his longtime manager, Jang Hyung-chul will be taking over the position.
On August 15, 2012, it was announced. The couple married on November 30, 2012; the couple welcomed their first child, Dream, on July 9, 2013. Their second son, was born on March 22, 2017. 2010 Stay – "Your Name Is Love" 2011 Leessang – "K
Stellar was a South Korean girl group whose final lineup was composed of Minhee, Hyoeun and Youngheun and that disbanded in 2018. Formed in 2011 by The Entertainment Pascal, the group attracted attention as they were produced by Eric Mun of the boy band Shinhwa. Following an unsuccessful debut with the single "Rocket Girl" in August 2011, Stellar underwent a line-up change and released "UFO" in February 2012, which fared similarly; the group began working with production team MonoTree in July 2013 and released "Study", which experienced modest success and became their first single to chart in the top 100 of the Gaon Digital Chart. Stellar gained notoriety in February 2014, when they adopted a more "provocative" image for the release of their first extended play Marionette; the album's title track peaked at number thirty-five on the Gaon Digital Chart, making it their most commercially successful single. This stylistic change in direction would be maintained in Stellar's subsequent releases "Vibrato" in 2015 and their second extended play Sting in 2016.
The formation of Stellar began as early as 2010 supposed to be a six-membered group with a former trainee from Japan, but when Top Class Entertainment reported that member Kim Gayoung had signed an exclusive contract with the company and would be joining a five-member girl group. Gayoung had gained attention for her appearance on the Viewers' Tour episode of 1 Night 2 Days and had been cast in the drama series Poseidon alongside Top Class Entertainment operator and Shinhwa member Eric Mun; the series was set to air on the SBS network until production halted following the November 2010 Yeonpyeong bombardment incident. The roles were subsequently recast. Gayoung was cast in the 2011 drama Spy Myung-wol along with Mun; the final debut line-up of Stellar was Gayoung, true rookie Jeon-yul, ex-Honeydew members Lee-seul and JoA. The group debuted on August 28, 2011, with the release of the digital single "Rocket Girl". On January 26, 2012, it was announced that Lee-seul and JoA were leaving the group and would be replaced by Min-hee and Hyo-eun for their first comeback track "UFO".
On July 11, 2013, Stellar released their third digital single "Study" which, chart in the top 100 their first time. On February 12, 2014, Stellar released their first extended play Marionette; the group received criticism for their "stripping game" promotional material, which involved fans having to "like" posts on Stellar's official Facebook page to reveal photos of the members' body parts. The group received further criticism for their 19+ music video and performances of "Marionette". Despite the controversy, "Marionette" became their best selling single, peaking at number 35 and 34 on Gaon and Billboard K-Pop Hot 100 charts, respectively. On August 21, 2014, Stellar released the digital single "Mask". On March 9, 2015, Stellar released its music video; the MV shows the members reacting to the negative comments of their past comebacks. On July 20, 2015, Stellar released the single "Vibrato" and another controversial music video, gaining more recognition; the group responded to criticism of their revealing performance outfits with the explanation that "Vibrato"'s sexy music video was meant to be an expression of the group's unique identity.
While promoting "Vibrato", Stellar released a virtual reality clip of a July 27 performance. The video – created by virtual reality company Moovr – allows viewers to use their computer mouse or move their smartphone to scroll around a 360-degree rotating view of the stage as the four members perform. On January 8, 2016, it was announced that the group would return on January 18 with their second mini-album titled Sting; the album's creation was supported in part through a Makestar-hosted crowd-funding campaign. The campaign's original goal of $8,418 was reached in only three days reaching 422% of its goal with $35,510. On January 18, 2016, the album and a music video for the title track "Sting" were released; the band explained that their intentions for "Sting" were different from "Marionette" and "Vibrato", stating "This time, we wanted to look more like a girlfriend rather than to look provocative. We put on lighter makeup so that more fans will feel closer to us." The released single "Vibrato" was included as the final track on the album.
Stellar announced on April 1 that they would be holding their first solo concert, since their debut, on April 22, 2016, at Seoul's Yes24 MUVHALL. They brought to their fans a range of unique performances, including hit songs like "Marionette" and "Sting"; the concert was live-streamed on various websites such as Allreh TV, Allreh TV mobile and Goliveconcert.com. On July 10, 2016, it was announced that the group would be releasing their seventh single album called "Cry" on July 18, posting the date of release and the first teaser images for the single through their official Twitter account; this project was supported, in part, by a Makestar crowd-funding project which raised $53,593. They went on to hold a second concert, entitled'Stellar 2nd Concert: After Story' on December 3, 2016, while debuting in Japan with a showcase in Tokyo on August 27 and a concert on December 24. Stellar ended 2016 by launching a third Makestar fundraising event in support of their third mini-album on December 26.
By the time the project finished they had reached 1,132% of their original goal, making them the first group on Makestar to achieve over 1,000%. On March 25, 2017, Stellar held a special fansign in the city of Brazil. On March 26, 2017, Stellar was the first Korean girl group to hold a solo concert in Brazil, playing for a sold-out crowd of 1,000 people. On May 17, it