Music Monday! (G)I-DLE – LATATA

Hello everyone,

Welcome back o Music Monday!

Today I will be introducing a new Kpop group that just debuted under Cube Entertainment. The song I’ll be sharing is “La Ta Ta” by (G)I-DLE!

This South Korean girl group debuted on May 2, 2018, and they currently have two million views on their music video. The group consists of six members, let me introduce them to you!

Soyeon is the leader of the group and former contestant of the popular talent survival show, Produce 101. The showcased her talents as a rapper and she also appeared as a contestant on Unpretty Rapstar Season 3 and the places third on the show. She is the most popular member, so it makes sense for her entertainment agency to push her as the center of the group.

She was a formed YG Entertainment trainee and she was supposed to debut as part of BlackPink. She is the main vocalist!

She is from Thailand and she is known for also being a Rising Star Cosmetics Model. She is the lead vocalist of the group.

Growing up Soojin took jazz dance lesson, and was quite keen on becoming an idol despite her father’s opposition. She became a trainee in 2016 and her position in the group is Main Dancer, Lead Rapper, Vocalist.

Yuqi is the lead vocalist and dancer of (G)I-dle and she was born in Beijing! For me personally, her deep voice stood out in the music video. I can’t wait to hear her sing more.

Shuhua is the youngest member of the group and her position in the group is vocalist and visual. She has stated that her biggest inspiration for becoming a Kpop idol was Hyuna.

This is a brief look at each of the members and I think they’ll be big one day. Their music video is visually appealing with wonderful fashion and a pleasing aesthetic. The song is catchy with an edgier concept that I think is needed in the Kpop industry.

They just debuted but I already can’t wait for their comeback single!

Thank you for reading and see you soon!

 

Source [http://kprofiles.com/idle-profile-facts/]

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My Dance Journey!

Hello everyone,

I am back again with another blog post and today I want to chat about my dancing journey.

I’ve been dancing since I was a child, but it wasn’t until November 2017 that I got back in the dance studio part-time. One of the reasons why I finally decided to get over stage fright and attend dance class was because of a friendship breakup. Last year I went through a friendship breakup with a friend who was like family to me, so I needed a distraction. I’ve been following a dance studio Instagram account for a few months and they offer Kpop classes. As you guys know, I love absolutely love Kpop and I love to learn the choreography. One day I saw they are offering a six-week course for the Blackpink song, “As If It’s Your Last”.

I knew this is the perfect opportunity because I was obsessed with the song and I’ve been wanting to learn the dance for a long time. The price of the course package was around $125 and it was worth the price. At the end of the course, a cameraman came to film the dance music video and posted it on the DanceLifeX Youtube channel.

I was quite nervous the first day I started the course, I preferred to stay at the back rather than the front. The thing is I’ve always known I am a good dancer, but it’s been a while since I’ve danced and I didn’t want my teacher to watch my mistakes. As time progressed, I started to feel more confident and I started moving closer to the front. It was also helpful because I could watch myself in the mirror while I danced to see my improvement and fix any mistakes I made. I noticed a change in me when I started dancing, I became more confident in my abilities as a dancer. It also helped me to become less introverted. I am very thankful for my dance studio and the people I have met!

The last day of the course was shooting day, we all came dressed up and ready to show off our moves. I was on a team with two people and we rehearsed a little bit before it was our turn to perform. Our turn came and we filmed the dance twice, the first take I messed up a bit because it was my first time being in front of the camera. The second take was much better and I felt even more confident. If you are curious to watch the video, I will add it below this text. I am the girl with the floweral shirt and long black hair!

This is not the end of my dance journey, in fact, this is only the beginning. In January, I joined another six-week dance course for BTS’s song, “Mic Drop”.  I noticed a major difference in me when I started the course. I was always at the front of the class close to my teacher because I felt confident enough to dance in front of all the other students. My dance technique improved and my moves were sharper. This course offered a new challenge, formations. Dance formations are very popular in Kpop dancing and they can be quite challenging. We didn’t have the opportunity to practice longer to perfect the formations but we did our best. Filming day was fun and super busy, we shot the dance music video in one take. My facial expressions were better and I made more eye contact with the camera. I will add this video as well when the video starts I am part of the third teams that are shown and I am in the center.

Now, what’s next? Well, I am currently training for my first dance recital that’ll take place in June. As you can see I went from staying at the back of the class to training for my first dance performance. I feel super proud of my progress, and I can’t wait to continue. I’ve always wanted to get back to dance but something always stopped me. Never let fear limit your abilities, on the other side of fear is a brand new life.

Thank you for reading and I will see you tomorrow for Music Monday 🙂

 

Music March! Late 90s Week Finale.

Hello everyone,

I’ve done it again, I missed the last two days of Music March, but here I am today to share with you the final two 90’s music videos.

The two 90s songs I chose are “Baby One More Time” by Britney Spears and “I Want It That Way” by Backstreet Boys. I chose these two songs because they got me into listening to the late 90s teen pop era. I have the greatest memories watching these music videos on MTV, back when MTV actually played music videos.

Britney Spears – Baby One More Time

This song was the beginning of Britney Spears’s career, I remember I was so obsessed with this song. The song was released on October 23, 1998, through Jive Records and it became an instant hit. It reached number one in every country it charted in, including the United Kingdom, where it earned double-platinum certification from the British Phonographic Industry and became the country’s best-selling song of 1999.

The Backstreet Boys – I Want It That Way

It was released on April 12, 1999, as the lead single from their third studio album, Millennium. It was written by Max Martin and Andreas Carlsson, while Martin and Kristian Lundin produced it. This song was called the pop ballad of the year and it reached the number-one spot in more than 25 countries, including Austria, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

I hope you guys enjoyed these two songs, and thank you so much for keeping up with my Music March schedule. Again, my apologies for falling behind schedule! April will not have a theme, regular posts will return this week.

Thank you for visiting my blog and see you soon!

Music March! Late 90s Week|New Rascals – You Get What You Give!

Hello everyone,

Welcome back to Late 90s Week, today I will be introducing New Rascals and their song “You Get What You Give”.

They are an American alternative rock band active from 1997 to 1999. The lead singer Gregg Alexander has written and produced all the songs. On July 12, 1999 Gregg announced the group will be breaking up for good.

Their hot single You Get What You Give was released in 1998 and it reached number five in the United Kingdom and number one in Canada and New Zealand.

Let me know what you think about the song in the comments section!

Thanks for stopping by and see you soon!

Music March! Late 90s Week|Destiny’s Child – Bug A Boo.

Hello everyone,

Welcome back to Late 90s Week, today I will be introducing Destiny’s Child and their song “Bug A Boo”.

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I started listening to Destiny’s Child in 1999, I was ten years old at the time and the time where my love for music became stronger. Destiny’s Child formed in 1997 in Houston, Texas with Beyonce, Kelly Rowland, LaTavia Robertson, Letoya Luckett and Farrah Franklin. There were a few changes to the line up around that time, and eventually, the group became a trio with Beyond, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams.

I could’ve chosen many of the songs but this song made me love Destiny’s Child even more. The single was written by Beyonce, Kelly Rowland, LaTavia Robertson, Letoya Luckett and it was released August 23, 1999. Unfortunately, Bug A Boo failed in sales after the huge success of their song “Bills Bills Bills”.

Despite this, I still love the song and I wanted to share it with you all! I hope you like it.

Thank you for stopping by and see you soon!

Music March! Late 90s Week|Chirstina Aguilera – Genie In a Bottle.

Hello everyone,

Welcome back to Late 90s Week, today’s song choice is “Genie In a Bottle” by Christina Aguilera.

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This single was Aguilera’s debut single and it was released in 1999, her vocals and lyrics earned a number one spot on the charts in twenty-one countries. Globally the single sold over 10 million copies and is listed as one of the best selling singles of all time.

Enjoy and let me know what you think of the song! It is fun going down memory lane, I feel like a child again when I listen to these songs.

Thank you for stopping by and see you soon!

Music March! Late 90s Week|NSync – Tearin’ Up My Heart.

Hello everyone,

Welcome to start of Late 90s Week, this is also the last week of Music March, so let’s enjoy the next few days of more music.

Today we are going back to my beloved 90s, an era was known for the best music, TV, lifestyle, and fashion. I was a child in 90s, my best memories of the 90s start around 1994. In the late 90s, the teen boy band craze began and then the supposed rivalry between Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera.

Today I will be sharing one of my favorite songs by NSync, I don’t think they need an introduction but I realize someone of you may be unfamiliar with them. NSync was formed in 1995 in Orlando, Florida. The members were Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, Joey Fatone, Lance Bass and Chris Kirkpatrick.

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They became very famous selling millions of records and eventually collaborating with many well-respected musicians such as Celine Dion, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Phil Collins and Elton John. In 2002 it was announced they will going a temporary hiatus, but they haven’t released music since then.

Their single “Tearin’ Up My Heart” was released in February 1997 and within two days it became one of the most requested videos. This was a hit and I refer to it as a timeless classic.

Enjoy 🙂

 

See you soon!