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July 19, 2010

kpoplive | One Way Brings a Breath of Fresh Air

Up and coming K-Pop trio One Way bring a breath of fresh air into K-Pop scene and have started to cause a lot of buzz in the Korean music scene.

The said group had their debut stage only a few months ago on MBC Music Core, and have already been interviewed on radio stations such as MBC Starry Night, TBS K-popular and Arirang Evening Groove. They have the ability to communicate in both English and Korean.

One Way is managed by YeJeon Media, also known as YJ Entertainment. The trio consists of leader/vocals Chance (Michael Kim), vocals Peter (Peter Hyun) and rapper Young Sky (Choo JoonYoung). This R&B group is garnering not only attention from their home country, but also gaining international attention for composing their own music and their unique One Way Sound. They posted up various covers on their official YouTube channel, such as Ne-Yo’s Sexy Love and Jason Mraz’s Geek In The Pink, and made their official debut with their self-written track U Drag.

These three didn’t met each other in their own agency, but they were all friends way before they decided to continue with their career. Peter and Young Sky first met in middle school in Sydney, Australia but later on, Young Sky moved to California where he met Chance in high school.

One Way wrote, composed and arranged all of the music on their debut album One Way Street including their hip-hop anthem One Way, the drink-easy R&B number U Drag, the infectious Magic, which combines a simple R&B melody with dance beats and intense rhymes, and Wrong Number.

One Way made headlines again when pictures of Super Junior member DongHae and One Way’s Chance appeared on the net, which confirmed that Super Junior are indeed collaborating with One Way for Super Junior’s repackaged album. Other One Way and Super Junior members, like Henry Lau, were in some photos as well, a match-made in K-Pop heaven, indeed. Look at how Chance helped Super Junior in recording and producing the Strong Heart Logo Song below.

One Way was introduced to the Filipino TV audience of Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Clash of 2010, when the Korean male housemates posed themselves as a K-Pop group called R2J. A video of them lip-syncing to One Way’s renowned track Magic was shown. K-Pop fans went crazy and started looking for the original artist behind that catchy R&B song.

These guys are also praised for their fan service because they sometimes reply to the fans’ tweets, so I suggest you follow them now at Chance, Peter and YoungSky.

Please join ONE WAY Live In Manila Facebook page here for more information:

Universal Records and its official media partners, ABS-CBN and MYX present ONE WAY Live In Manila this July. Watch out for more details about the promo tour very soon!

Posted by Rie27 @ Kpoplive.com

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