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Weekly Music Video

This week the video is for the single Maxstep by Korean "supergroup" Younique Unit, which consists of members from other K-pop groups on the SM Entertainment record label. The group was formed as part of a collaboration with Hyundai PYL. The members are Eunhyuk (from Super Junior), Henry (Super Junior-M), Hyoyeon (part of Girls' Generation and the only female member of Younique Unit), Taemin (SHINee), Lu Han (EXO-M) and Kai (EXO-K). I'd say it's actually more of a Korean/international group since Henry is Canadian and Lu Han is Chinese. :)

I think Younique Unit started off as a dance group but they debuted as a singing group in 2012, releasing their debut single Maxstep on the mini album PYL Younique Album Vol. 1 on 31st October. The other songs on the album were Lookin' by BoA featuring The Quiett and My Lifestyle (Hyundai i30's theme song) by Jessica Jung (another Girls' Generation member) featuring Dok2. Younique Unit don't appear to have done much else since then, so maybe the members are concentrating on their own individual groups for now.

I saw EXO on the Asian Music Awards (they actually showed them on British TV!) just after Christmas and I liked their music, so I'll do a post on them in the future.

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