2012 is the year for K-Pop! At least, it seems so with three of Korea’s top girl groups all planning releases this year. The 9-member girl group that already has millions of fans around the world, Girl’s Generation, releases its 2011 hit “The Boys” with a special digital remix EP today in the US and Europe. The highly anticipated album is up for grabs today. Their December 20th release earned a Top 5 slot on the Billboard K-Pop Hot 100 Chart and features the talents of Teddy Riley, Snoop Dogg, and Lil Playy.
Filipina superstar Charice recently made her second appearance as Sunshine Corazon on Glee, and we’re sure her fans were ecstatic. What if you got a chance to make an appearance on Charice’s new music video? Ecstatic? We think so.
Now through May 23, 2011, you can enter the ACUVUE® 1•DAY Contest for a chance to win a featured role in Charice’s new video for “One Day” (yes, the song co-written and co-produced by Nick Jonas of the Jonas Brothers) and a trip to L.A. Read on for more details.
With the Jonas Brothers fan-demonium dying down, there’s room for a new boyband to win the hearts (and bedroom wall space) of young teenybopper girls all over the world. The gorgeous and talented boys of Allstar Weekend just might be that boyband.
The San Diego-based group is made up of lead singer Zach Porter, lead guitarist Nathan Darmody, bassist Cameron Quiseng (of Hawaiian, Filipino, Aztec, Polish and Irish descent), and drummer Michael Martinez (of Filipino, Chinese and Spanish descent). Porter and Quiseng have been friends since middle school, but Allstar Weekend didn’t form until Darmody met Porter later in high school. Porter and Darmody began writing and recording songs and posting them onto MySpace and soon after, Quiseng and Martinez completed the group.
Take a listen here:
In early 2009, Porter, Darmody, Quiseng and Martinez drove to Los Angeles to hand out flyers outside the premiere of Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience. The band was also chosen to compete in Radio Disney’s “Next Big Thing” contest. A little over a year later, the band is now signed to Hollywood Records and their high-energy pop-punk single “A Different Side of Me” has sold more than 100,000 copies and topped Radio Disney’s Top 30 Countdown.
Allstar Weekend’s debut album Suddenly was released in stores and on iTunes this past June and they are currently on their first headlining tour “Suddenly Summer Tour” that will be taking them all over the U.S.
Check out the band’s official website for tour dates and locations.