New Korean Wave’s big players, SNSD and Kara were chosen as the two most promising singers in 2011 in Japan.
According to Oricon on January 7th, 500 members of the monthly-published Oricon Magazine have participated in a survey to determine the most promising artistes in 2011. The result went in favor of Kara and SNSD where they took the no.1 and no.2 spot respectively.
Oricon stated, “This year, Kara topped the list of the most promising artistes in 2011 while SNSD came in 2nd. The two groups (Kara and SNSD) have also managed to secure the top two spots on Oricon in terms of total music sales in the ‘Newcomers Category’ last year”.