9:21 pm - 02/04/2013

Ambitious debuts that met an early demise

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1. D. BACE

Produced by Lee Hyun Do, what's more surprising about this duo is that they are still active and promoting. At the time of their debut, they were one of the most anticipated rookies alongside X-Large and were expected to be the ones to continue the boy group legacy of g.o.d. Unfortunately, their career is often compared to Big Bang's pre-"Lies" release era, except without the "Lies" release. They never had a hit track and eventually disappeared as failures.

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2. 2Shai

At the time, DSP was big enough to be considered SM's rival despite current circumstances. When SM came out with male duo Fly to the Sky, DSP later debuted 2Shai. Their debut track "Love Letter" earned fame much after its release but they managed to gain recognition for their vocal talent. Unfortunately, their follow-up promotions didn't do as well as expected, putting an end to their career. An unfortunate case of a talented group unable to earn popularity for it.

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3. Blackbeat

A rather daring attempt by SM, as Blackbeat was completely a performance-oriented group. They came out with double title tracks - a rare instance back in the day - but ultimately failed to avoid criticisms for being a dance group without any vocalists. Compared to other SM groups, their fandom was also weak in comparison and they've thus been remembered as one of the failures of SM. Member Shim Jaewon is currently a choreographer for SM.

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4. Milk, Shinvi

Girl group produced by Moon Hee Jun. Milk, Shinvi, Morning, Blackbeat, and CSJH are considered the 'top 5 disasters' of SM. The reason Milk, Shinvi, and Morning failed was because... they had no option but to fail. They are probably a dark history SM would want to erase. Member Park Hee Bon is currently an actress.

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5. Jung Chul

Hyped as the son of Nami, he received a lot of attention during his debut thanks to the name recognition of his mother. He received a lot of support, even singing an OST for the popular drama 'Sangdoo, Let's Go to School', but ultimately failed in reaching success due to a lack of talent. He hasn't been promoting since his last album release two years ago.

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6. i13

An ambitious project group produced by Sobangcha's Jung Won Kwan. Comprised of 13 teens, the group failed to gain any attention and was met with fast failure.

Netizen comments:

"Some of the reasons for failures are too subjective. Blackbeat had a vocalist. Jung Jin Young is currently a vocal trainer in SM. Jung Chul was a great singer as well, just that his vocal color wasn't what the public was used to."

"How could the legendary Ori be missing from this list... The shocking debut stage and then her subsequent disappearance..."

"I think Blackbeat's Jung Jihoon is also a vocalist in WE."

"i13 disbanded because their food expenses alone for the group and their staff exceeded $10,000 a month ㅋㅋㅋ"

"I remember wondering why Blackbeat never got popular. They had decent songs, just that they were all a bit dark in theme."

"I don't know about the reasons for their failure but 2Shai, Blackbeat, and Jung Chul all have awesome songs... I still listen to 2Shai even today."


Source: Telzone, Netizenbuzz


Omona, did any of you stan for failed groups?
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pikapika217 4th-Feb-2013 09:35 pm (UTC)
Where is Girls' Day?
cairistiona 4th-Feb-2013 09:52 pm (UTC)
Oi! :( They're not that bad. ;___;
pikapika217 4th-Feb-2013 09:36 pm (UTC)
Also, what happened to Gangkiz? I'd love for them to have a comeback or even an official disbanding announcement. I just need closure
cairistiona 4th-Feb-2013 09:55 pm (UTC)
I believe they're preparing for a comeback actually. :)
jia_zhang 4th-Feb-2013 09:42 pm (UTC)
....and CSJH are considered the 'top 5 disasters' of SM.

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That hurt my feelings.

Edited at 2013-02-04 09:43 pm (UTC)
yesungholic 4th-Feb-2013 10:07 pm (UTC)
I refuse to believe such a thing!
swhyeon1991 4th-Feb-2013 09:45 pm (UTC)
Omg that Ori perf was gold.

Well.. I stan Tasty lol.
missnothings 4th-Feb-2013 10:42 pm (UTC)
Awwww. Tasty wasn't as bad as that Ori perf though. At least they can dance.
lucyownsjoaquin 4th-Feb-2013 09:50 pm (UTC)
i really liked a'st1 tbh
cairistiona 4th-Feb-2013 09:56 pm (UTC)
A+ ;___; They were my first K-Pop group.
frequency 4th-Feb-2013 09:51 pm (UTC)
what happened to that group called bella? they had two singles then nothing else, lmao.
strawberry_efeu 4th-Feb-2013 10:37 pm (UTC)
They're still together according to their company website. They added a new member to the group named Haena at some point. They're from the same company as MR.MR, so what I'd like to know is where is this nugu company getting all this money?

http://www.thenm.co.kr/artist/artist03_01.php
shintotchi 4th-Feb-2013 09:54 pm (UTC)
The only one I listened to was Jungchul. I even have his album. I remember looking him up a month or so ago because after that random single her dropped, he disappeared. It sucks because I really love his style. :/

I always hear of Blackbeat too, but I never heard their songs or saw a video.
rosetta16 4th-Feb-2013 09:58 pm (UTC)
wow, SM flopped in the past, didnt think that was posible O.O
caramelorchoco 4th-Feb-2013 10:27 pm (UTC)
you gotta start somewhere!
choconoir 4th-Feb-2013 10:04 pm (UTC)
i didn't think blackbeat was as bad as this article made them sound, but tbh it's been a long time since i've listened to them.

csjh..... ;;
cmyesaito 4th-Feb-2013 10:04 pm (UTC)
adding to the list: battle :( i liked them
nortonamo 4th-Feb-2013 10:14 pm (UTC)
;-; I still listen to them regularly
markthatcoin 4th-Feb-2013 10:10 pm (UTC)
yeah, i'm surprised every week when a group says they're having a "comeback" instead of a debut, but i don't mind it because i'm a convert if ever i like a song (case in point: VIXX "On and On")
gypsy_sonata 4th-Feb-2013 10:11 pm (UTC)
i was trying to think of who i liked then flopped but I've been into kpop too long to try to remember anybody.

Just remembered YG's Jieun. She has a great voice but she never caught on.

Edited at 2013-02-04 10:19 pm (UTC)
des_akazim 5th-Feb-2013 02:13 am (UTC)
I really liked Jieun....isn't she still doing stuff?

my flops were battle, Kyo, and a crapton of rappers, like christopher and onesun (but I don't think they're really flops, just....missing, I guess?)
waterpulse 4th-Feb-2013 10:14 pm (UTC)
Whatever happened to maydoni?
choconoir 4th-Feb-2013 10:17 pm (UTC)
she just came back with a new single! there are only two new songs, which is a little disappointing, but i'll take what i can get at this point.

Edited at 2013-02-04 10:22 pm (UTC)
krobwell 4th-Feb-2013 10:14 pm (UTC)
Does DNT still exist? They weren't that cute, but I really liked most of their music.

I hope The Boss comes back to Korea. :'(
raiha_kasep 4th-Feb-2013 10:23 pm (UTC)
yes I need Karam TAT
but they really popular in Japan
nortonamo 4th-Feb-2013 10:19 pm (UTC)
SHU-I, but they've found their place in Japan(looks like MN may be heading in the same direction too, sobs)

INY..(idfk)
m.peror..(they never debuted did they?)
missnothings 4th-Feb-2013 10:46 pm (UTC)
m.peror never debuted.
chinchuu 4th-Feb-2013 10:22 pm (UTC)
SM had quite a number of groups that failed, but you win some, you lose some.
I think half of Blackbeat still works for SM.

Edited at 2013-02-04 10:27 pm (UTC)
bimpossible 5th-Feb-2013 05:59 am (UTC)
Yeah, the blonde guy in the picture is Greg Hwang.
xxmannequin e4th-Feb-2013 10:27 pm (UTC)
Two years ago I was pretty excited for the debut of the classical girl group LA.G. They released their single and were supposed to have their debut stage the next day. They never performed and simply disappeared.

"Don't delude yourself" was quite a good song. Shame they never got a chance.
queenmedea Re: e5th-Feb-2013 02:34 am (UTC)
I remember them! I have that song! They were so cool. I wanted more from them, but... nada.
kotetsu 4th-Feb-2013 10:32 pm (UTC)
VNT and Black Pearl :( Both groups with really good vocals and I wish their companies did better with them. It feels to me both companies expected them to have an instant "hit" and when it didn't materialize they gave up so quickly.

omg and JQT ;_;

Edited at 2013-02-04 10:40 pm (UTC)
koushiba 4th-Feb-2013 10:58 pm (UTC)
I really loved VNT I was hoping they'd stay around ; ; They were the first girl group I liked right off the bat.
krispy_bacon 4th-Feb-2013 10:35 pm (UTC)
I'm still in mourning for Ajoo. He just disappeared without a trace.
sapphoatsunset 4th-Feb-2013 10:42 pm (UTC)
ME TOO!!!!!
sapphoatsunset 4th-Feb-2013 10:41 pm (UTC)
I really liked Jung Chul!!! He had a nice voice...
missnothings 4th-Feb-2013 10:47 pm (UTC)
Whatever happened to April Bus? Lol. Their debut song wasn't that bad.
song_jihyuk 5th-Feb-2013 02:04 am (UTC)
you mean april kiss right?? LOL
hellodee16 4th-Feb-2013 10:49 pm (UTC)
I remember having the hots for ChungLim
he couldn't sing for shit tho.

Edited at 2013-02-04 11:02 pm (UTC)
mya13 4th-Feb-2013 11:03 pm (UTC)
same. ia on the singing part too.
sweet16een 4th-Feb-2013 10:51 pm (UTC)
CSJH are considered the 'top 5 disasters' of SM.
How are they a disaster they can sing live and dance?
I just don't get it....they were female tvxq unit SM stop caring about them.

I use to stan Blackbeat,A'st1,T Max, Take and Swi.t

I don't think that Blackbeat was that bad they were just like any other SM group that was out around that time.






Edited at 2013-02-04 11:41 pm (UTC)
taylorniw 4th-Feb-2013 11:49 pm (UTC)
They're considered a disaster because they had a small spike in popularity and then just flopped left and right, and were replaced by better received acts. Being marketed as the female TVXQ probably hurt them, tbh.
itsprincess 4th-Feb-2013 10:51 pm (UTC)
omg Ori. i remember laughing at how terrible she was. but now i just feel bad.

also i think thats the same time IU debuted and ppl were comparing them.

Edited at 2013-02-04 10:55 pm (UTC)
pinksparkles14 4th-Feb-2013 10:52 pm (UTC)
CSJH? Failure?




NO. They're so so SO much better than other girl groups! /cough I dont even understand why they're underrated or why SM is keeping them under the covers. Ugh.

Edited at 2013-02-04 10:53 pm (UTC)
surfandlurk 5th-Feb-2013 01:03 am (UTC)
Sorry but I can't help but stare at your icon. JJ lips........ I could kiss him forever.
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