Posts Tagged ‘4minute’

2010 MAMA is a ‘colorless’ event, Kpop stars focused on Inkigayo

November 28, 2010

The first music award ceremony of the year, the 2010 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) seems to be a rather ‘colorless’ and meaningless event, with the absence of some of the big stars in the Kpop industry.

Popular groups who have made their names heard throughout Asia such as SNSD, 2AM, Kara, Beast, T-ara, Davichi, Rain, MBLAQ, After School, Son Dambi, 4minute, G.NA, etc will not be attending the 2010 MAMA.

The 2010 MAMA will be held at The Venetian Macau Hotel’s Cotai Arena in Macau at 7.00pm KST on November 28th. Although their names are in the list of nominees, some of these artists will be appearing on music program, SBS Inkigayo instead.

On SBS Inkigayo which will be aired at 3.50pm KST on November 28th, the list of artists and songs in Take 7 are:

- SNSD (Hoot)
- Kara (Jumping)
- Beast (Beautiful)
- 2AM (You Wouldn’t Answer My Calls)
- Psy (Right now)
- Orange Caramel (A-ing ♡)

This week’s Inkigayo will also feature the debut of ‘SM the ballad’ consisting of Super Junior’s Kyuhyun, SHINee’s Jonghyun, Trax’s Jay, and Jino. They’ll be opening their debut stage on Inkigayo with “Miss You”.


Reasons why Korean girl groups are successful in Japan

September 21, 2010

We have heard and seen news that Korean girl groups are currently enjoying massive popularity in Japan. So, what is the reason behind the popularity of Korean girl groups such as SNSD, Kara and 4minute in Japan?

1. Korean girl groups are innocent but professional!

Recently, Japanese newspaper Sankei Shinbun stated the reason for Korean girl groups’ popularity is that they possess not only physical beauty but also great dancing skills and choreography. Japanese fans feel that Kpop girl groups deliver the right type of music they’re looking for and also, the high quality of dance performances.

Japanese girl groups who usually perform their dance routine in uniform costumes do not offer as much features as Korean girl groups who have attractive appearance, beautiful bodyline and dynamic performances. Thus, that is the reason why Korean girl groups appeal to both male and female fans.

2. Korean girl groups = all-round entertainers?

Also, Korean girl groups’s singing and dancing skills are generally more superior than Japanese girl groups. SNSD, for example, are always well-prepared for their dancing and singing performances and the fruit of the preparation can be seen in their performances.The success of Korean artists in foreign market is not a fruit of a day or two’s work.

[portion of article about spread of Korean wave is omitted]


2009 SBS Gayo Daejun

December 29, 2009
SNSD and f(x) performing 'Sorry Sorry' at SBS Gayo Daejun 2009

SNSD and f(x) performing 'Sorry Sorry' at SBS Gayo Daejun 2009

I tried and tried and still, I failed to stream. So sad. Anyway, thanks to our friends for their fast uploads. At least I still get to watch something tonight although not Live :(