A post with the title, ‘Songs that Idols Famous’ has been gaining much attention. Recently on an online community, a post with the title, ‘Songs that made Idols Famous’ has been gaining much attention from internet users. One internet user gathered all the hit songs that made idol groups famous. The post stated that Big Bang became famous because of their song, “Lies”, Brown Eyed Girls with “Abracadabra”, Wonder Girls with “Tell Me”, Girls’ Generation with “Gee”, KARA with “Mister”, IU with “Good Day” and BEAST with “SHOCK.” Idol group hit songs have been loved by not only teens but also people in their 20’s ad 30’s. Internet users were able to see how big of an impact idol groups had on the public. Internet users commented, “I agree with the overall list of songs”, “These are all songs that have gained so much popularity” and “Didn’t they become famous because of a certain member instead of a certain song?”
On MBC TV “Show! Music Core” that was aired on 21st, GLAM showed a confident and talented performance with their debut song “Party (XXO).” Especially, GLAM threw away the kill heels but showed a boyish and bubbly hip hop performance. Party-like melody, energetic choreography and easy lyrics made the viewers enjoy the performance to its most. The song “Party (XXO)” has a message that when passionate people meet up, the party starts. On the other hand, artists such as Super Junior, T-ARA, SISTAR, TEEN TOP, Jang Woo Young, After School, Boom, B.A.P., Boyfriend, NS Yun-G, and Cross Gene performed their songs.
Jang Woo Young ‘s first solo album 23, Male, Single ranked number one on Hanteo Music Chart. On the Hanteo weekend chart that was announced on the 23rd, Jang Woo Young’s new album gold edition was ranked first and silver edition was ranked third on list. This remarkable result reflects on true fandom of his. The new album title song “Sexy Lady” is a song about a guy getting hypnotized after seeing a beautiful lady. It includes addictive beat of electronic music and Jang Woo Young’s sexy vocal is the highlight of the song. Jang Woo Young said that he’s honored to be the first on the list and added on by saying that he thanks for everyone who always cheer for him and would give the honor to the fans.
Recently, there have been many idol group members doing reality programs. Reality programs and idol groups started back in 2000 with famous groups such as Wonder Girls , Girls’ Generation , Big Bang , 2NE1 and others having their own reality programs before debut. Currently, there are many reality programs for rookie groups that have not debuted yet. Rookie idol groups are serious about reality programs because it is their chance to gain fans even before their official debut. With over a 100 rookie groups, it is hard to make a group known. Having pre-exposure to the public and the media is very important for these rookie groups. Having a reality program is the best way to gain this exposure. Rookie group Big Star ‘s agency stated, “It is very important to gain exposure and fans before debuting. Big Star’s fan club is slowly increasing as they are appearing in more broadcasts.” However, in the last half of this year, more than 20 new idol groups will be coming out, making it harder to have their own reality program. Many agencies try to make a ‘deal’ with broadcasting companies with sums up to the millions. One official stated, “There is
The song ” Like Money (Feat. Akon),” that is collaborated with worldly known artist Akon, is getting attention from major media such as Billboard and MTV after the release of the song. Popular radio stations like ‘100.9’ and ‘97.3’ mentioned comments such as “When can we hear Wonder Girl’s new song on the radio,” “‘Like Money’ is the best song of this summer,” and “Cheer for Wonder Girls who released a new song in America.” Adding on, Wonder Girls managed to perform a successful stage with Akon at ‘2nd Green Groove Festival’ that was held at Dechun Beach. Wonder Girls performed “Like this,” “Be My Baby,” “So Hot (Rock Ver.),” “Tell Me,” “Nobdy,” and Akon performed “Lonely,” “Be angel,” “Na Na Na,” “I’ll Wanna.” After the individual performances, Wonder Girls and Akon performed a combined stage of “Like Money.” About 40,000 audiences participated in the event. JYP Entertainment stated that “Like Money (Feat. Akon) is bringing a huge popularity in America,” and asked for support for Wonder Girls to go broader on world stages such as America and Japan.
Five popular K-Pop idol groups are to attend a music festival in Thailand. The Korean Big Five in Bangkok is to star 5 biggest K-Pop stars such as TVXQ , SHINee , BEAST , BTOB and one other surprise guest. Earlier it was announced to be B.A.P however later the concert organizer announced the group will not be joining the concert. The remaining artist has yet to be announced. The concert will take place at Aktive Square, Meungthong Thani, Thailand on September 8 to feature an unforgettable 3 hour show shared the event organizer Production Addict Co., LTD. The K-Pop wave in Thailand seems to be going on strong most recently in April of this year MBC held a joint concert of “2012 Thailand Hallyu Concert” at the Rachamankha Arena in Bangkok. The performance lineup featured an impressive lineup including TVXQ, SHINee, 2PM, BEAST, T-ARA, MBLAQ, FTISLAND, INFINITE and more. Not only that many exclusive concert performances stopping in Thailand to greet ardent K-Pop fans. Ticket Prices: 6,000฿ 4,500฿ 3,500฿ 2,500฿ 1,000฿ Those who will purchase 6,000฿ and 4,500฿ will have a chance to meet and greet the artists. (70 lucky fans that purchased 6,000฿ and 30 lucky fans that
Vocal group 4Men ‘s youngest member, Shin Yong Jae released his first solo album teaser. On July 23, they released his 55 second teaser for his intro “All I Ever Think About is You” on his official Youtube channel. In the video, Shin Yong Jae is sitting with his back to the camera in a dark and foggy room. The highlight of the video is when a mysterious figure starts crying while he is singing. His agency commented, “This is his first solo album after his debut 5 years ago. This album was produced and written by Shin Yong Jae himself and has been gaining much attention.” His album will officially release on July 27.
Rookie idol group Big Star has transformed into a New York street dancer. On July 23, Big Star released their intro special video, ‘Big Start’ on their official Youtube channel and official blog. In the video, they are wearing silver and pink outfits with a New York style set, similar to the dance movie, “Step Up.” They showcased their powerful street dance moves. In particular, their b-boying, crump and walking dance moves caught the attention of many viewers. Currently, Big Star is performing their debut title song, ” Hot Boy ” with their powerful stage presence.
BoA ‘s ” Only One ” dance version music video was released. This dance version music video was produced by her brother Soon Wook Kwon and was filmed at a video set in June. She received much support from fans with her charismatic and powerful dance moves. The choreography was created by famous dance team, Nappytabs, which showed a new and interesting dance style. Also, on July 24 at midnight, BoA’s drama version of the music video, featuring actor Yoo Ah In will be released. The teaser for the drama version was released on July 19, gaining much attention. BoA’s 7th album, Only One, will be released offline on July 25.
After School ‘s E-Young has revealed there is no one disciplining the members. Since leader Kahi ‘s departure, there is no one disciplining the junior members in the group. On the recent episode featuring an anniversary special of MBC Everyone’s ” Weekly Idol ,” After School starred as guests on the show. All the members who guested on the show talked about their former leader Kahi. The topic was of much interest as they have a variety of age groups. MC Jung Hyung Don asked E-Young, “I’m curious as to who disciplines the members now since the oldest, Kahi has left.” She replied, “In the beginning, Uee unni told us things we should look out for, but now we rarely get disciplined.” The other members all agreed, saying, “The order in which we get in the car or wash our hair, is all in the past now. Since everythings changed, there’s no order.” As if to confirm that, member Lizzy began spilling secrets without discretion about Uee and Jooyeon . MBC Everyone’s “Weekly Idol” episode featuring After School will be aired on the 25th.