Despite all of the bad press Big Bang has been receiving lately, their fame in Japan seems to know no end.
In the latest issue of a Japanese magazine, a survey was conducted asking 1,000 Japanese fans on who their favorite Hallyu artists were and the boys of Big Bang triumphantly came out on top.
Not only were they voted ‘most favorite Korean artist’, but Japanese fans showed their support by ranking them high in the categories of best vocals, dance performances, good-looks, fashion style, and ability to speak Japanese.
Members Taeyang and Daesung were voted #1 and #2 for the ‘artist with the best vocals’, Taeyang was voted #2 for ‘artist with the best dance moves’, and Seungri was also voted #2 for ‘artist who speaks Japanese fluently’.
Super 7, the girl group unofficially labeled the Taiwanese version of SNSD have bluntly accused the SNSD ladies of being ‘plastic’.
The Taiwanese media conducted an interview with Super 7 that was released through a recent issue of a weekly magazine.
The ladies who were previously criticized for poorly imitating SNSD in their MV remarked, “At first we were so offended so we cried a lot but we now understand why the MV might have upset the fans. We also feel that criticism is another form of interest, and are able to better deal with negative comments.”
They continued, “There are a few SNSD members that can sing and dance well, but the rest of the members have no special appeals. The SNSD girls have all undergone plastic surgery, but we are natural beauties and their bodies can’t even compare to ours.”
B2ST‘s Hyunseung and 4minute‘s HyunA delighted fans with some ‘couple shots’ they snapped in Austrailia.
HyunA first posted an adorable selca with Hyunseung, in which they pose with flowers in their hair. HyunA chuckled, “Cutie… I want to be, haha” to which Hyunseung responded, ”We really belong to each other well.”
In her other photos, HyunA delivered some cute poses by the waterfront. Though it looks like they’re having a fun time, HyunA appears to be occupied by their crammed schedule. ”Schedule in Austrailia~~~ Wow >_<”
Hyunseung replied to that selca with “^______^*“, causing many fans to buzz with curiosity over their close friendship.
On November 10th, 2NE1 was selected as ‘Best New Band In The World 2011‘ by MTV Iggy!
Who wants to be the next K-pop idol?
JYP Entertainment will be traveling the globe to find you! JYPE opened an official Facbook page to promote their worldwide audition tour that is set to hit Japan, China, Paris and New Zealand.
2PM and MissA have already recorded short video messages supporting Japanese auditioners to do their best.
Check out their videos below