Sunday, April 28, 2013

TOP FIVE MOST POPULAR KOREAN GIRL GROUP

This is a remastered entry listed three years ago. My Top Five entries are being remastered due to several reasons; The images might not be working properly anymore; some details should be added or the ranking must be changed.
I was really overwhelmed with the feedbacks i received from this post and it actually remained as my most popular post of all time. The reviews are mixed though but I really accepted that and i appreciate every single response [see TOP FIVE MOST POPULAR KOREAN GIRL GROUP 2010]. Anyway K-Pop is is continuing their success not just in Korea but they are also being recognized international. Even Billboard has their official chart exclusively for K-pop music. We have various internationally renown Korean girl groups and allow me to list them down again. 
TOP FIVE MOST POPULAR KOREAN GIRL GROUP

Just to set expectations, this list is made in comparison with my previous post (posted three years ago). The entry is listed objectively based on different forums and chart rankings. Let's start shall we. 

TOP 5 MOST POPULAR KOREAN GIRL GROUP
"KARA"
(From Top 4 to Top 5). Kara is actually a group that originally started as a quartet including Park Gyuri, Han Seung-yeon, Kim Sung-hee, and Jung Nicole. The group had a rough start because their very first album 2007)was barely recognized by the public. The following year, the group made a comeback but Kim Sunghee departed the group but they added two new members such as Goo Hara and Kang Jiyoung . They also released the song Pretty Girl which placed them immediately on the main stream. Since then, the group has become widely popular in Korea and in Asia. Kara has won various awards, including the Best Dance Award at the M.net Asian Music Awards and Best Female Singer at the 16th Korean Entertainment Arts Awards. 


TOP 4 MOST POPULAR KOREAN GIRL GROUP
"WONDERGIRLS"

(From Top 1 to Top 4). Surprised? Wondergirls who became extremely popular because of their "Nobody". Before Psy's Gangnam Style made it on top of the Billboard Chart, it was Wondergirls who first made it through. They are the first South Korean group to enter the chart. Debuting in early 2007, they became popular in the fall of that year with the song "Tell Me." They have scored three consecutive #1 hit singles: "Tell Me", "So Hot", and "Nobody". In 2008, they won two Daesangs ("Artist of the Year" Awards). The group began their entry into the American market in 2009, with lead single "Nobody". The group members include Yubin, Yeeun, Sunye, Sohee and Hyelim. Now if you are wondering why they went down from being in our top spot last 2010. Well, simply because the group went on a hiatus after the series of successful songs and tours.


TOP 3 MOST POPULAR KOREAN GIRL GROUP
"T-ARA"
(New Entry). The group was initially called as Super Rookies. Members are dynamically changing actually . T-ara debuted as a six-member group with the addition of Boram, Soyeon, and Qri in July 2009.(Eunjung, Hyomin, Jiyeon, Boram, Soyeon, and Qri)Their debut studio album Absolute First Album was released in December 2009 and spawned several hit singles including "Geojitmal", "TTL (Time to Love)", "TTL Listen 2", "Bo Peep Bo Peep", "Cheoeum Cheoreom" and "Neo Ttaemune Michyeo". In 2011, T-ara signed a $4.3 million contract with the company J-ROCK for their Japanese debut, the highest out of all the girl groups debuting in Japan. What makes this group more interesting is the fact that T-ara uses a rotating leader system in which a different member of the group is elected as leader each year, in order to give both the group and the individual members the opportunity to grow in a new direction.



TOP 2 MOST POPULAR KOREAN GIRL GROUP
"2NE1"
(Remained).2NE1 consists of four members: CL, Bom, Dara, and Minzy. The group's name 2NE1 stands for "New Evolution of the 21st Century". First appearing in "Lollipop", a commercial campaign with Big Bang for LG Telecom, their debut single "Fire" was released on May 6, 2009. Since then, they have released one extended play, 2NE1, and one studio album, To Anyone. Many of their songs, "Fire", "I Don't Care", "Follow Me", "Go Away" and "Can't Nobody", "Clap Your Hands" have all hit number one in South Korea. When the group debuted, their song "Fire" and the subsequent live performances were dubbed unconventional and impressive. They won many awards on the weekly music shows, such as The Music Trend and Music Bank. "Fire" also brought them the Song of the Month and Rookie of the Month awards for May. The group also made a collaboration with Will.i.am.

THE MOST POPULAR KOREAN GIRL GROUP
"GIRL'S GENERATION (SNSD)"
(From Top 3 to Top 1)Girls' Generation is a nine-member South Korean girl group formed by SM Entertainment in 2007. The nine members are: Taeyeon, Jessica, Sunny, Tiffany, Hyoyeon, Yuri, Sooyoung, Yoona and Seohyun. They are often referred to as SoShi , or SNSD (mainly outside Korea), the first of which is an abbreviation and the second an acronym of the group's Korean name So Nyuh Shi Dae. The group gained attention at the beginning of their career with songs such as "Into the New World" and "Kissing You" but it was not until 2009 when they gained significant popularity with their hit single "Gee", which would be named as South Korea's "Song of the Decade". The Sisa Journal named the group as the most influential entertainers for the years 2011 and 2012, making them the first female idol group in history to make the list. The group's debut Japanese album, Girls' Generation, released in June 2011, is currently the highest selling album in Japan by a Korean group in Oricon history. It was certified "Million" by the Recording Industry Association of Japan, which made them the second Korean artist to earn such an achievement in Japan The subgroup's debut EP, Twinkle, peaked at #126 on the Billboard 200, becoming the highest charting K-Pop album on the chart thus far. 

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