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The bright and charismatic artists of ChoCo have officially been revealed!
On May 12, 2023, the first episode of “ChoCo In Hollywood” – the reality show following the growth and development of ChoCo Entertainment trainees into complete and well-rounded artists, filmed over the course of 5 years and produced by Sole9 Media (known for “Mnet Asia Music Awards (MAMA)”) – premiered on the Mnet M2 YouTube channel. The first episode introduced Jake, Anpan, TJ, and Sean, taking us back to their audition days and unveiling the unique incubation system of training that they underwent to cultivate their talents.
Jake (Yeom YeChan), who dreams of becoming a beloved artist and achieving “Billboard #1”, Anpan (Anyapan Phuwasetthawat), who is the embodiment of passion, TJ (Kim TaeJo), who has a distinct artistic color of his own and Sean (Sean Yul Bohme), who is melting hearts with his creativity and quirky charm, made their first ever appearance and captivated viewers. The endearing brotherly dynamic and playful competition of the trainees, as they learn freestyle dancing, DJing, and more and look back to their past selves with shyness, also drew attention.
With regard to ChoCo’s self-directed education system, ChoPD, the Founder of ChoCo Entertainment and Head Producer of ChoCo, expressed his dedication and fondness for ChoCo, saying: “To have global competitiveness, we need to be capable of creating“. Accordingly, the trainees are assigned the task of creating one song a day.
ChoPD also appears in the first episode of “ChoCo In Hollywood”, where the ChoCo trainees present their self-written lyrics to him during a monitoring session. In particular, Jake introduced an alter-ego called AMIGO (inspired by his favorite rapper Eminem and evoked whenever he is in a bad mood) and presented a song that is different from his usual style.
On the other hand, Sean is seen addressing issues of racial discrimination with his music, and TJ transformed into a producer, taking on a leadership role, guiding and editing the members’ tracks to perfection, such as by encouraging Sean when he struggled during recording and making up for his shortcomings through editing.
The journey of the ChoCo trainees as they aim for their dream stage in the United States will begin in the second episode of “ChoCo In Hollywood”, set to be released on May 19, 2023, at 7 PM KST, only on M2.
About ChoCo Entertainment
ChoCo Entertainment is an ultimate IP entertainment company geared towards leading the next Hallyu wave. With a focus on individuality, collaboration, and growth as its core values, ChoCo Entertainment encourages its artists to find their passions and follow their originality to create music that matters. The company’s unique artist incubation system is designed to foster independent and self-sufficient artists who have a thorough grasp of music and can explore their creativity without being constrained by the prevalent culture of competition in K-Pop. With the aim of creating a truly global K-Pop group, ChoCo Entertainment is preparing to debut ChoCo in the 5th generation of K-Pop.
Junghun Cho, also known as ChoPD, is the founder, executive producer, and CVO (Chief Visionary Officer) of ChoCo Entertainment. Known as the “pioneer of digital music”, ChoPD is a multi-award-winning artist and has attained legendary status in the K-Pop industry with his trailblazing innovation and impactful contributions to the globalization of K-Hip Hop. He is the genius mastermind behind launching artists like PSY, ZICO, Dok2, and more, and now, he is producing his very own K-Pop group – ‘ChoCo’ – preparing to usher in the 5th generation of K-Pop.
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