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  1. Watch: TWICE Is Cheerful And Energetic In Dance Practice Video For “What Is Love?” TWICE has released a dance practice video for their newest song “What is Love?” for fans. See Also: Watch: TWICE Dances To Other Artists' Songs And Performs Medley Of Greatest Hits The girl group recently made a successful comeback with the title track of their mini album “What is Love?” The track’s music video recently became the fastest K-pop girl group music video to hit 40 million views. In the video, the members are dressed in comfortable, casual clothes. This doesn’t make their dancing any less perfect than when they are dressed in their stage outfits, as they perfectly pull off the choreography for the bright, peppy song. Watch their dance practice video here! CR: soompi
  2. [V Report Plus] Twice shares anecdotes from filming ‘What is Love?’ (Naver V app) Twice revealed behind-the-scene stories from the filming of the music video for “What is Love?” during a showcase event broadcast live via Naver’s V app Monday. The music video parodies popular scenes from romance films. Tzuyu and Jeongyeon re-created a popular encounter scene from 1996’s “Romeo + Juliet,” which featured Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes. “It was so awkward. We had to keep eye contact with each other while watching the fish in the fish tank,” Jeongyeon said. “But the fish all hid. So we had to play with them for hours (so they didn’t avoid us). The filming was delayed as we had to wait for the fish,” Tzuyu said. Nayeon re-created a scene from 2001’s “The Princess Diaries.” When asked to write a diary for the day, she said, “April 9, the music video for the fifth mini album was revealed. I was glad that (Twice fan club) Once liked it. We topped the music chart. I was so excited.” Momo, in a reimagining of a scene from 2016’s “La La Land” said that she learned the dance moves on the spot. “(She) saw the choreography for the first time on that day and she copied it right away. I felt embarrassed as I kept getting the dance wrong,” Tzuyu admitted. http://www.vlive.tv/video/65838 CR: KPOPHERALD
  3. TWICE will guest on MBC Standard FM "Kangta's Starry Night" on April 18th (Weds.), 10.05pm to 12.00am-KST http://www.imbc.com/broad/radio/fm/starnight/notice/index.html ★[4월 셋째주] 강타의 별밤, 게스트 안내 4/18 (수) <별밤 초대석> with 트와이스 * 보이는 라디오 * http://www.imbc.com/broad/radio/fm/starnight/seevod/vod/index.html http://www.imbc.com/broad/radio/fm/starnight/v2/setting/corner/weekly/2971558_67950.html CR: MBC (radio) ==== Hi moderators, @<3TzuNaMi, @chaerrybear, @A.Moguri , please help update on TWICE's calendar schedule. Thanks!
  4. TWICE Reveal The Unique Way JYP Coaches Them In Singing TWICE members share what JYP differs from other producers! TWICE appeared on One Night of TV Entertainment after their new song “What is Love?” became a massive success as soon as it was released. The TWICE members mentioned on the show that recording their latest hit was much harder than learning the choreography. When the reporter asked how JYP is different from other producers when it comes to recording, Jeongyeon indicated that he makes all the members sing the entire song before deciding the different parts. “Producer Park Jin Young makes everyone sing the entire song to give the members parts that suit them well.” ㅡ Jeongyeon Dahyun explained that JYP gives a score for each of their recordings. “He always gives a score when we do recordings. For example, ’98. Let’s try one more time to add those extra 2 points.'” ㅡ Dahyun Chaeyoung also added that he sometimes gives her a situation to help her delve deeper into the music. “He makes a situation to help me get into the moment. He would say, ‘Imagine where you are.'” — Chaeyoung And Jeongyeon showed a hint of frustration when she explained how JYP tells them to express their emotions and try singing like speaking. “He tells us ‘Try to express your feelings’ but ‘Try singing like your speaking.’ How can we sing like we’re speaking when we’re singing.” ㅡ Jeongyeon Although it may sometimes be frustrating to sing like your speaking, JYP’s unique way of coaching his stars must be working considering the success the girls have been experiencing! On the show, the TWICE members were treated to a delicious meal of quality beef to which the members could not hide their excitement. They also took some time to teach the reporter their new “question mark” dance for “What is Love?”. CR:koreaboo
  5. Twice asks ‘What Is Love?’ After talking about the feeling of love with “Heart Shaker” last winter, Twice is back with a question about love this time: “What is Love?” On Monday, the chart-topping girl group returned with its fifth EP “What is Love?” fronted by a lead track of the same name. In the lead track, which is upbeat and bubbly with the group’s signature pop effusiveness, the members transform into naive young women who have learned about love through books, movies and dramas, but haven’t actually experienced it. “I wanna know/They say (love) is as sweet as candy/What is love?/Will love come to me someday?” they sing. Twice performs during a press showcase for its new EP “What Is Love?” in Seoul on Monday. (Yonhap) The lead track was created by JYP Entertainment’s head producer Park Jin-young, the mastermind behind the group’s breakout hits “Signal” and “Merry & Happy.” The six-track EP also includes songs written by the members, with Jeongyeon and Chaeyoung taking part in writing “Sweet Talker,” and “Ho!” featuring Jihyo as a lyricist. It was their first time participating in creating the album. “While none of us has learned songwriting, we would love to write our own song someday,” said Nayeon during a press showcase for the new EP in Seoul on Monday. Twice is arguably one of the busiest and most successful K-pop acts to date. Since releasing its first single “Like Ooh-Ahh” in 2015, the nine-piece act has seen all of its albums appear within the top 15 of Billboard’s world albums chart with its high-energy bubblegum sound. It has also scored a major success in Japan, as “Candy Pop” -- its latest Japanese single released in January -- was recently certified platinum by a Japanese recording industry association for selling more than 400,000 copies. It became the third Twice song to be certified platinum by the association after its Japanese debut compilation album “#TWICE” and follow-up single “One More Time,” released in October. Asked what propelled the group to superstar status in Japan, Dahyun said, “I think our choreography, which is easy to follow, played a huge role in achieving fame in Japan. Thank you for loving our dance movements.” “We recently performed in Chile, and we were so grateful to Chile fans for recognizing us,” said Chaeyoung. Their hectic schedule can be tiresome, but the members said they have never been low on motivation due to the love and support from fans. “Sometimes we are very tired with our busy schedules, but we always tell each other, ‘We may not be able to receive this much of love when we get older. Let’s do our best at this moment,’” Jihyo said. Twice is scheduled to stage a series of concerts titled “TWICELAND ZONE 2: Fantasy Park” at Jamsil Arena in eastern Seoul from May 18-20. It will continue the concerts in Japan from May 26-27 at Saitama Super Arena and June 2-3 at Osaka-Jo Hall. The group will perform in more cities overseas later this year, including Singapore and Bangkok. By Hong Dam-young (lotus@heraldcorp.com)
  6. TWICE Reveals Which Member Surprisingly Loves To Rap TWICE revealed that one of their members unexpectedly really loves to rap! The girl group celebrated the release of their fifth mini album “What Is Love?” with a showcase that was broadcasted live through Naver’s V Live on April 9. While introducing their new mini album, the members revealed, “When we were trainees, Jeongyeon and Nayeon were actually in charge of rapping.” The two members were then asked, “How do you feel about seriously launching your career as rappers in our next album?” Nayeon smiled brightly as she said, “That’s right. I used to rap when I was a trainee. I’m good at rapping. I love rapping.” She even rapped on the spot, which was met with cheers from their fans. TWICE made their comeback on April 9 with their latest title track “What Is Love?” and the song topped all major realtime charts soon after its release. Don’t forget to check out the music video for the song! Source (1) CR: soompi
  7. cr. twitter.com/JYPETWICE Who would they be if Twice members were the heroes in the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe)? NAYEON: The Self-Proclaimed Leader IRON MAN JEONGYEON: The Most Dangerous Woman in The Universe GAMORA MOMO: The Undoubtedly Strong HULK SANA: The Cutie Neighborhood SPIDERMAN JIHYO: The Born-Leader CAPTAIN AMERICA MINA: The Wise and Rich DOCTOR STRANGE DAHYUN: The Unapproved Leader STAR-LORD CHAEYOUNG: The Princess From a Hidden Kingdom BLACK PANTHER TZUYU: The Total Badass BLACK WIDOW I think it will be cool if one day they make an Avengers parody. Like a comedy sketch or something. It's already interesting to see them copying some movie characters in WIL, pretending to have superpowers in SIGNAL. I'd love to see those concepts combined in an Avengers parody To read my Twice fanfic where they pretend to be Marvel heroes, click here
  8. time to spazz about our 'performance leader' momo
  9. All hail the fake maknae Bunny, Im Nayeon!!! Lets spazz about her!
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  11. [V Report Plus] How did Twice celebrate Black Day? (Naver V app) Sana and Dahyun of girl group Twice communicated with fans in a live broadcast held via Naver’s V app Saturday. “Once, I heard that it’s the day we should eat black bean noodles,” Sana said. “It’s Black Day!” Dahyun said. On Black Day, celebrated on April 14, singles who did not receive any gifts on Valentine’s Day or White Day get together to eat Korean black bean noodles and sympathize with one another about being single. “We enjoyed (black bean noodles)!” Sana said. “What’s really interesting was that we said we wanted to eat black bean noodles today and we found out that it was Black Day today,” Dahyun said. http://www.vlive.tv/video/66871 CR: KPOPHERALD
  12. I'm just curious to see if anyone else has ever had any of the members in a dream/how the dream went etc. Last month I think it was, I had 3 dreams 3 nights in a row and the first two were some kind of new kind of nightmare because I met them all both times in this super social setting but when I'd speak what I do know how to say in Korean (Hello, you guys are so cute, I love you, etc.) they'd just stand there looking super confused and Momo would be doing that "yes yes" polite bow and Sana would have a really confused smile on, you know, trying to be encouraging when she actually has no idea what you're talking about But in the dream I knew I was saying the words/phrases correctly but I'd get embarrassed anyways The third dream on the third night was just some apocalyptic survival game of tag and everyone was in their ooh-ahh m/v outfits (w/ their hair back to how it used to be) and we all ran to a plane out of this zombie infested mall at the end (idk if anyone got left behind) (Jeongyeon was also snipping zombies from the top of this tall staircase that lead to nowhere?) LOL anyways just curious to hear about other ONCE's TWICE dreams
  13. Watch: TWICE Dances To Other Artists’ Songs And Performs Medley Of Greatest Hits TWICE captivated the audience with their energy and signature playful charm on the latest episode of “Yoo Hee Yeol‘s Sketchbook”! See Also: TWICE Reveals Which BTS Song Nayeon Sings In Her Sleep The girl group appeared as guests on the April 14 broadcast of the KBS music variety show, where MC Yoo Hee Yeol mentioned that the members were known for their fun, lively personalities. He then asked TWICE to show the audience some of their hidden energy, saying, “Starting now, we’ll play a few random songs, and we ask that any members who feel excited by the music and want to dance to it [come forward and] express their excitement on stage. From now on, think of this show as ‘Weekly Idol’ and not ‘[Yoo Hee Yeol’s] Sketchbook.'” Momo kicked things off by showcasing her impressive dance skills to Camila Cabello’s “Havana,” while Dahyun cracked the audience up with an encore performance of her famous dance to DJ HANMIN’s “Show me Your BBA SAE.” All nine of the members then got up to dance to Kim Young Chul‘s “Can’t We,” which they later revealed was one of Dahyun’s favorite songs to sing at karaoke. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BO8aN4Xx96g TWICE also performed a cute hit medley featuring some of their most popular songs, including “Cheer Up,” “TT,” and “Heart Shaker.” Finally, TWICE melted the audience’s hearts with a live performance of their latest title track “What is Love?” CR: soompi
  14. TWICE Talks About Their Hobbies, Dorm Habits, And JYP Entertainment’s Next Move On April 13, girl group TWICE appeared as guests on Kim Shin Young’s MBC FM4U radio show to promote their new comeback with “What Is Love?” During the show, Kim Shin Young brought up her “girl group” Celeb Five and Momo said, “I think it’s impressive that you were able to do such a difficult thing [referring to the choreography]. I think it would take us a lot longer to learn it.” The other members then chimed in to say that they were also interested in learning and Kim Shin Young jokingly suggested Celeb Five could perform at a TWICE concert when the girls had to go backstage to change clothes. In talking about their latest hobbies, TWICE shared that they were watching the drama “Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food.” Jungyeon shared, “I saw a photo of Jung Hae In and my heart fluttered.” They also revealed that they watch the dating variety show “Heart Signal” while eating meals at the dorm. Then the girls began to dish on each other’s dorm habits, picking Jungyeon as the member who did much of the chores and Sana (among many) as the one they wished would do more. Jungyeon said, “There’s so much luggage in the dorm. She hasn’t unpacked her suitcases yet.” Sana replied, “I have opened the suitcase but haven’t put everything away yet. We’re going to Japan again quite soon anyway.” TWICE then picked Jihyo as the member who cried the most, with Momo being the one who cried the least. Jihyo said, “I’ve never seen Momo cry. She seems like she would cry easily, but she doesn’t cry when watching sad movies or anything. I think Tzuyu cries the most. There are times when it comes out of nowhere.” Nayeon also picked Jihyo as the member most likely to succeed in society, sharing, “We went to a company dinner and the employees said that if she worked at a company she would get a lot of love from her superiors and be able to move up fast.” However, Jihyo said, “That’s the first time I’ve heard that.” When Kim Shin Young joked that TWICE’s financial success should lead to a new building for JYP Entertainment, TWICE shared that the company is indeed planning to move buildings, including the establishment of an organic restaurant in the building. (Park Jin Young is known for his love of organic products.) Kim Shin Young said in surprise, “He has always said that he wanted to have a restaurant in his building and it’s finally coming true.” cr:soompi
  15. Nayeon, Chaeyoung and Tzuyu of girl group Twice greeted fans in a live broadcast held via Naver’s V app Thursday before hosting Mnet’s weekly music show “M Countdown.” When asked about her thoughts on hosting the music show, Tzuyu said, “It’s not my first time, but I don’t have much experience. So I may be a little nervous, but please watch me closely. I will work hard.” Twice was also scheduled to perform the group’s new song “What Is Love?” on the same day. As Nayeon was set to introduce the track, she rehearsed for fans in the broadcast. “‘What is Love?’ is the lead track off our fifth mini album,” Nayeon said. “It’s a lovely and warm song that is good to listen to during the spring. I hope you listen to it a lot!” The trio also hinted at some of the performances scheduled for the day, including project boy band UNB, Yoo Seon-ho, the duo of Ahn Hyeong-seop and Lee Eui-woong, Eric Nam and EXO-CBX. The group wrapped up the broadcast asking fans not to miss the music show. Naver’s real-time broadcasting app V allows fans to interact with their favorite K-pop stars through live broadcasts. The app is available for Android and iOS. For more information, visit http://www.vlive.tv. By The Korea Herald (khnews@heraldcorp.com) Google Play https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.naver.vapp Apple App Store https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1019447011?mt=8 © KpopHerald
  16. I have submitted mine.How about you guys https://www.facebook.com/Dailymotion/posts/2135072376517799
  17. EXID's Junghwa shares friendly selfies taken with past labelmate TWICE's Jihyo EXID's Junghwa posted lovely photos taken with TWICE's Jihyo. On April 15, Junghwa shared two selfies with the TWICE member via Instagram. In the caption, she expressed much affection, stating, "Jihyo, everything is pretty about her. Unnie loves you lots." The two idol stars' friendship started even before their debut. Junghwa trained under JYP Entertainment for 5 years prior to her debut in EXID. Meanwhile, Jihyo is known to be one of the stars who went through the longest training under JYP. Many are loving the unchanging friendship of the former labelmates, and commented, "So cute", "Lovely." CR:allkpop
  18. [V Report Plus] Behind-the-scenes of Twice’s beverage ad (Naver V app) K-pop girl group Twice released some behind-the-scenes footage of its filming of the commercial for the sports drink Pocari Sweat via Naver’s V app Sunday. In the video, the girl group appeared in outfits in blue and white -- the product’s signature colors. While waiting for their turns to film or in between filming, the Twice bandmates never lost their fun. They danced carelessly or interrupted the bandmates dancing by playing pranks. Modeling for Pocari Sweat is a coveted job among celebrities, as the brand has a history of featuring top celebrities. Celebrities who have endorsed the product include Han Ji-min, Park Shin-hye, Lee Yeon-hee, Kim So-eun, Moon Chae-won and Kim So-hyun. http://www.vlive.tv/video/66925 CR: KPOPHERALD
  19. BTS, EXO-CBX, And TWICE Grab Spots In Top 5 Of Billboard’s World Albums Chart Billboard’s latest World Albums chart features many K-pop artists! On April 17, Billboard released its charts for the week ending in April 21. BTS’s mini album “Love Yourself: Her” has returned to the top of the World Albums chart, now in its 30th week on the chart overall. EXO-CBX’s new mini album “Blooming Days,” including the title track “Blooming Day,” makes its debut on the chart at No. 2. TWICE’s “What Is Love?” enters the World Albums chart at No. 3. The mini album features the title track of the same name. BTS’s Japanese album “Face Yourself” maintains a high spot on the chart, now at No. 4 in its second week overall. Other K-pop releases that remain on the chart this week include MONSTA X’s “The Connect” at No. 8, J-Hope’s “Hope World” at No. 12, WINNER’s “EVERYD4Y” at No. 13, PENTAGON’s “Positive” at No. 14, and NCT’s “NCT 2018 Empathy” at No. 15. Congratulations to all the artists! CR: soompi
  20. 1. Nayeon Nayeon was a trainee for five years and two months before she debuted with TWICE. Nayeon and JYP Entertainment were fated to be. When she was a little girl, she entered a modeling competition and was noticed and casted by the agency. Unfortunately, her mother refused to allow her to model and Nayeon was unable to begin training with the agency. By 2010, Nayeon decided the stage life is what she wanted. She auditioned at JYP Entertainment’s 7th Open Audition without telling her family. When Nayeon passed as the second best out of the whole group that auditioned, she proved she had not only the passion, but the potential too and ended up signing as a trainee with the agency. Nayeon had always been the ace card. Aside from her flying colors at the audition, she also won the Seoul Art College Dean’s Award and the Spris Star Award. She became a popular trainee with great potential to become a super idol JYP Entertainment saw her as the gem she is and supported her so she could gain more experience in the K-Pop world even before she debuted. She appeared in GOT7‘s “Girls Girls Girls”, San E‘s “You Can’t Go”, and miss A‘s “Only You” music videos. Nayeon also modeled for several brands like Nintendo Wii’s Just Dance 2, Smart School Uniform, TN cosmetics, and many more. Viewers grew curious about her when she appeared as an aspiring idol-student in Dream High 2. Fully prepped with the talent and training, Nayeon was naturally selected to become one of the members of JYP Entertainment’s next girl group called 6MIX. The debut of this girl group, however, became cancelled when it lost two members and faced difficulties in replacing the members with the right trainees. Around a year later from the cancelled debut, Nayeon joined the TV audition program SIXTEEN, held by JYP Entertainment to seek out the qualifying final members of the agency’s newly planned girl group. Nayeon, a trusted trainee that had J. Y. Park‘s faith and support, became the first to be announced as an official member of TWICE. “I trust Nayeon now. She acts a strong core for the team and leads her teammates.” — J. Y. Park 2. Jeongyeon Jeongyeon trained for five years and eight months prior to her debut as TWICE. Jeongyeon auditioned for JYP Entertainment when she was younger. Unfortunately, she didn’t make the cut her first time around. This did not stop Jeongyeon from pursuing her dream of becoming a K-Pop star though. By 2010, Jeongyeon tried again at the 6th JYP Entertainment Open Audition and passed with an Ivy Star Award. In fact, she heard back from both SM Entertainment and JYP Entertainment on the same day, but she chose JYP Entertainment because she was more attracted to the agency. “I have never thought about debuting with any other agency than JYP Entertainment.” — Jeongyeon Around 2014, Jeongyeon had high hopes of debuting as one of the members for 6MIX, along with Nayeon. With the unfortunate cancellation of the production of this group, Jeongyeon fell into a state of despair and actually didn’t attend her trainings at the agency. She spent a couple months part-timing at a bakery and realized she liked baking. Right about when she was going to pick up baking as a new career path, JYP Entertainment called her to ask if she would like to appear on SIXTEEN. Thank goodness Jeongyeon decided to return to the agency and participate in the TV audition program, because she was amazing on the show. Repeatedly ranking within the top three contestants on the program, Jeongyeon was widely accepted by the viewers as a potential member. When SIXTEEN ended July 7th, 2015, Jeongyeon was confirmed to be debuting with TWICE. With her “girl crush” traits, Jeongyeon is now a popular member that attracts both male and female fans alike. 3. Momo Momo was a trainee for three years and seven months before debuting with TWICE. Momo has always been an avid dancer. She learned how to dance at a studio since she was three years old. While practicing at the STEP OUT Dance Studio, located in Osaka, Japan, Momo came across the opportunity to appear in a Korean singer Lexy‘s “Ma People” music video. By 2011, her dream to become a successful entertainer grew strong as Momo auditioned as a four-member girl group for the Superstar K3‘s preliminary round in Japan. Unfortunately, Momo didn’t make the cut for this program either. It was JYP Entertainment that discovered Momo through YouTube. A video of Momo’s dance performance was uploaded, which intrigued the agency’s casting team. Momo was contacted to audition. She tried out with her old sister, but passed by herself. She felt bad about being the only one to be selected, but after discussing things with her family, she decided to pursue her dream in Korea and began training with JYP Entertainment immediately. Momo is said to have been a part of the agency’s “Japanese Girl Group” in the making. When the production was dropped, Momo – along with the two other Japanese members of TWICE – signed up for SIXTEEN. While she originally did not make the cut on the final episode of the show, Momo was chosen by J. Y. Park himself to be an additional member of the debuting group because she offered dance skills like no other trainee could. “I have chosen Momo whom I believe will improve TWICE’s dancer line and the group’s performance overall.” — J. Y. Park 4. Sana Sana trained for three years and seven months before she debuted as TWICE. Since 2009 when she was in 6th grade, Sana practiced dancing for around two years at the EXPG Osaka branch of the EXILE Dance Academy to become a singer. So for Sana, singing and dancing have always been her passion and dream. When Sana was in middle school, by 2012, she was discovered when she was out shopping with her friend. A JYP Entertainment casting associate noticed her and approached her. The friend who had been with her at the time spoke Korean and helped the agent and Sana communicate. Sana later explained she decided to try out for the JYP Global Audition because the casting associate showed her pictures of the Dream High cast as the agency’s managing artists. Sana was a fan of the K-Drama and recognized the artists. Sana passed the audition, but her parents were not too sure about allowing her to quit middle school and sending her overseas by herself to pursue an entertainment career. The reason became clear, however, when Sana’s mother took Sana to see a 2PM concert and Sana claimed she wanted to be on the stage too. Sana moved to Korea in April of 2012 and began training with JYP Entertainment. During her training period, Sana appeared in several music videos. With her eye-catching visual, fans wondered who she could be in GOT7’s “A” and 2PM’s Junho‘s “Feel” music videos. Sana remained a part of the Japanese girl group project under development by the agency. When another close-to-debut girl group, 6MIX, lost a member, Sana was chosen to replace the position. She received a great amount of attention as a member of this potential girl group. Unfortunately, the girl group’s debut was cancelled and Sana had to wait another year before appearing on SIXTEEN. Sana was stable throughout the show and won her way into debuting with TWICE. She is a widely loved member now, with fans who promise “No Sana, No Life”. 5. Jihyo Jihyo was a JYP Entertainment trainee for over a decade. It was August 2004 when Jihyo entered the 1st Junior Naver Child Acting Star competition and won second place. While her parents signed her up to do this, Jihyo showed great potential and was recognized by JYP Entertainment’s casting team. She was casted by the agency immediately. From July 2005 to her debut in October 2015, Jihyo endured ten years and four months of training with JYP Entertainment. Throughout the years, she watched the Wonder Girls and miss A debut while she remained a trainee. Jihyo did receive some exposure during her trainee period though, as she modeled for brands like TN cosmetics and Reebok. Jihyo was also a part of the members who were preparing to debut as the girl group 6MIX. When the project was dropped, Jihyo had no choice but to continue training and hope for a different chance, as she had already devoted ten years to pursuing this career and could not change her path. She later shared that during these years of her debut getting pushed around and cancelled caused a tremendous amount of stress for her and she had developed a binge eating habit at the time. When she joined SIXTEEN, Jihyo received somewhat of a criticism for being chubbier than the girl group standard. She proved herself, however, with pure talent and diligence and won her way into the finalists’ group. She also worked hard to shed the pounds she had put on from the stress eating. Viewers fell in love with Jihyo as she journeyed through the final stages of her decade-long traineeship and stepped closer to debut. “I have never doubted your singing and dancing skills, have I?” — J. Y. Park 6. Mina Mina trained for a short year and ten months prior to debuting with TWICE. Mina started off as a ballet student at the prestigious Obayashi Sacred Heart School in Japan. So she has always been a dancer and performer at heart. She didn’t know she wanted to become a K-Pop idol at this point though. Then in middle school, she became interested in K-Pop after a friend of hers suggested they learn the choreography to a Girls Generation song. She dove deeper into the world of K-Pop after attending the 2012 Golden Disk Award held in Osaka, Japan. Eventually, Mina signed up at a K-Pop dance school called URIZIP to learn K-Pop choreographies. Mina was approached by a JYP Entertainment casting associate when she was shopping with her mother in Osaka. Mina passed her JYP Global Audition and signed as a trainee with the agency in January of 2014. She dropped out of the school and moved to Korea to pursue her idol training. During her training time, Mina got to appear in some music videos too. She was in miss A’s “Only You” and 2PM’s Wooyoung’s “R.O.S.E” music videos. By May 2015, only 16 months into her traineeship, Mina joined SIXTEEN to compete for a spot in TWICE. While the duration may seem short, especially for a JYP Entertainment trainee, a fellow trainee who trained with Mina mentioned that Mina came ready and could sing and dance well when she signed with JYP Entertainment. Now, Mina adds grace and elegance to TWICE’s performances and attracts tons of fans as one of the three Japanese wonders of this amazing girl group. 7. Dahyun Dahyun was a trainee for three years and four months before she got to debut. While Dahyun’s most popular past video of the “Eagle Dance” from 6th grade has nothing specific to do with her debut, it does show that Dahyun has always been passionate about dancing whenever, wherever. Years later, when she was in middle school, Dahyun entered an adolescent dance competition by choreographing and arranging music on her own. A JYP Entertainment casting associate who attended the competition noticed her potential and offered to cast her as the agency’s trainee. While training with JYP Entertainment, Dahyun had some opportunities to appear in other artists’ music videos. She was in GOT7’s “Stop Stop It” and 2PM’s Wooyoung’s “R.O.S.E” videos, gaining some more exposure since the eagle dance. Dahyun’s participation in SIXTEEN shed light on the eagle dance again. She used this to her advantage and got a lot of attention on the first episode of the audition program by recreating the dance. Aside from the dance though, fans grew attached to her carefree spirit. She continued to improve throughout the show and ended up winning a spot in TWICE to debut. “Dahyun has been chosen because although her skills are still unstable, she has the superstar potential that cannot be gained with training or practicing. She knows how to grab people’s eyes.” — J. Y. Park Fans appreciate Dahyun’s presence in the team, as the ball of energy who likes to have fun and is truly full of talent underneath all the goofing around. 8. Chaeyoung Chaeyoung trained with JYP Entertainment for three years and five months to debut with TWICE. Chaeyoung never doubted her goal of wanting to become a singer. In fact, she wasn’t shy to chase her dream. She signed up for dance classes in 2011, when she was in 6th grade. While honing her dance skills at a dance academy, Chaeyoung auditioned for PLEDIS Entertainment as well. By 2012, she passed JYP Entertainment’s audition and was signed to become a trainee in June of the same year. Her dance school uploaded a picture of Chaeyoung in class, titled “Chaeyoung Passed JYP Entertainment’s Audition! Last Class” and captioned, “Chaeyoung from Monday,Wednesday,Friday 7:10PM class had her last lesson today. Congratulations on passing the JYP Entertainment audition, Chaeyoung! Come see us often!” During her traineeship with JYP Entertainment, Chaeyoung appeared in GOT7’s “Stop Stop It” music video, along with Dahyun and Momo. By exposing herself little by little and building up camera experience, Chaeyoung prepared herself well and was ready when she joined SIXTEEN. While Chaeyoung received minimal coverage throughout the show, her talent and personality gained her a substantial fan base that supported her to ranking high. 9. Tzuyu Tzuyu remained a trainee for three years prior to finally debuting as a part of TWICE. Tzuyu shared on TWICE TV that she signed up for dance classes because she had always been fond of dancing. Around 2012, when the dance school filmed Tzuyu dancing at the recital and uploaded the video to YouTube, JYP Entertainment’s casting team watched it and became interested in Tzuyu. While Tzuyu’s face barely shows in this video, the agency knew exactly what it wanted. The casting associate flew to Taiwan and saw Tzuyu dance in person. When the associate recorded Tzuyu’s dance to the agency in Korea, the casting team gave the okay to recruit Tzuyu. She was signed into the traineeship immediately. On SIXTEEN, while Tzuyu’s visual received a tremendous amount of attention from the viewers, her talent remained questionable. In the earlier episodes, J. Y. Park criticizes Tzuyu for not having enough charm to be a debuting girl group member. On SIXTEEN, while Tzuyu’s visual received a tremendous amount of attention from the viewers, her talent remained questionable. In the earlier episodes, J. Y. Park criticizes Tzuyu for not having enough charm to be a debuting girl group member. Along with Momo, Tzuyu was not in the original seven chosen to be TWICE. However, J. Y. Park saw potential in the incredible amount of improvements Tzuyu has made throughout the show and decided to give her a chance. “Tzuyu was the one whose skills improved the most. The best way to see how passionate a person is to check how much he or she is trying to get better. Based on that, I believe Tzuyu is serious and desperate about this.” — J. Y. Park credits:koreaboo
  21. EXO-CBX, TWICE, And iKON Receive Official Platinum Certifications From Gaon Gaon Chart has announced its second batch of official certifications! Earlier this year, the Korea Music Content Industry Association decided to implement a new certification system for album sales, song downloads, and online streaming. Starting with music released on or after January 1, 2018, Gaon Chart now certifies albums platinum at 250,000 sales, while songs receive a platinum certification at 100 million streams or 2.5 million downloads. On June 8, Gaon Chart revealed that EXO-CBX’s “Blooming Days” and TWICE’s “What is Love?” had both been officially certified platinum after selling over 250,000 copies each. iKON’s “Love Scenario” also became the very first song to receive a Gaon platinum certification in the streaming category after surpassing 100 million streams. Congratulations to all three groups on their impressive achievements! Source (1) CR: soompi
  22. May Idol Group Brand Reputation Rankings Revealed The Korean Business Research Institute has revealed this month’s brand reputation rankings for idol groups! The rankings were determined through an analysis of the consumer participation, media coverage, interaction, and community indexes of 100 idol groups using data from May 1 to May 31. On the wings of their hugely successful comeback, BTS topped the list this month with a total score of 28,967,969, a 144.99 percent increase from last month. Wanna One came in second place with a total score of 19,324,655, an increase of 7.45 percent from last month, while EXO came in third place with a score of 6,749,586, a 7.70 percent increase from last month. In terms of girl groups, TWICE and BLACKPINK rounded out the top five with scores of 6,220,089 and 4,338,629 respectively. In particular, BLACKPINK saw their score rise 41.49 percent from last month, likely on the strength of the news of their first comeback in almost a year. Check out the top 30 below! BTS Wanna One EXO TWICE BLACKPINK SHINee Red Velvet AOA Girls’ Generation Lovelyz SEVENTEEN INFINITE WINNER BIGBANG DreamCatcher GFRIEND NCT BTOB WINNER* MAMAMOO Oh My Girl The Boyz PRISTIN WJSN MOMOLAND SECHSKIES Apink BEAST VIXX ASTRO *For an unknown reason, the Korean Business Research Institute’s website lists WINNER twice in the data released for this month. Source (1) (2) CR: soompi, rekorea.net
  23. TWICE to hold Japan arena tour later this year SEOUL, June 4 (Yonhap) -- K-pop girl band TWICE will embark on a two-month arena tour in Japan starting in September, its agency said Monday. According to JYP Entertainment, the nine-member act will play in Chiba on Sept. 29 and 30, Aichi on Oct. 2 and 3, Kobe on Oct. 12-14 and Tokyo on Oct. 16 and 17. The band plans to release its first full-length album in the country alongside the tour. Since its Japan debut in June last year, the girl band has gained huge popularity, reigniting K-pop fever among Japanese pop fans. Its third Japanese single, "Wake Me Up," released May 16, sold more than 500,000 copies, topping the Oricon and Billboard Japan weekly singles charts. Three of the band's releases -- "#TWICE," its debut album in Japan, "One More Time" and "Candy Pop" -- all won platinum status from the Japanese record industry for selling more than 250,000 copies. South Korean girl group Twice poses for a photo during a showcase for the group's fifth EP, "What Is Love?" in Seoul on April 9, 2018. (Yonhap) jaeyeon.woo@yna.co.kr (END) CR: Yonhap News Agency
  24. Haters Claimed Nayeon Was Throwing Shade At Jeongyeon, The Next Day The Two Went On A Date During TWICE’s recent concert TWICELAND ZONE 2: Fantasy Park, Nayeon teased fellow member Jeongyeon by ranking herself 1st in TWICE and Jeongyeon 9th. After hearing Nayeon rank Jeongyeon as 9th (to which Jeongyeon jokingly admitted), reporters mistakenly believed that Nayeon was giving out rankings based on concert merchandise sales. And while it was true that Nayeon’s personally-designed picnic blanket did sell out the first day, it did restock the next day and did not completely sell out by the end of the concert. ONCEs noticed that Nayeon had drawn up a “ranking list” on her personally-designed picnic mat, which similarly ranked herself 1st and Jeongyeon 9th before sales even began. Theories surrounding Nayeon’s mysterious ranking system include how affectionate they are to her. While all the members of TWICE are close friends, Nayeon and Jeongyeon are among the two closest friends, having trained for years along with Jihyo and almost debuting together under JYP Entertainment as 6MIX before TWICE. In fact, during the same concert, Nayeon and Jeongyeon performed the only duet stage, covering 2PM member Taecyeon’s “My Ear’s Candy” as a couple. And during Nayeon’s emotional ending speech on the 3rd day of the concert, it was Jeongyeon who came to comfort her when she broke down in tears. It’s clear that Nayeon and Jeongyeon are super close friends, and Nayeon’s comment about member rankings was clearly a joke between TWICE and ONCE that was misinterpreted by the media. In fact, the day after the 3rd concert, the girls had the day off and Nayeon spent the day on a date with Jeongyeon. UPDATE: And it seems like Nayeon and Jeongyeon saw the fan-taken photo! It’s safe to say that 2yeon has stayed unbothered by the comments about their friendship. cr:koreaboo
  25. Anyone else love Twice Fan Club new logo (」゜ロ゜)」