It would not be an overstatement to say that 2011 was all about the girl groups. Girls’ Generation, T-ara, Brown Eyed Girls, KARA, Wonder Girls, as well as other female idols topped the charts and had a strong grip on the K-pop music scene.
But now, 2012 is shaping up to be all about the boys. CHAOS, F.I.X, TEEN TOP, as well as other rookie boy groups have began their new promotions to kick off 2012, and their powerful stage performances as well as their confident vocals are raising fans’ expectations for their 2012 activities.
Five-member boy group CHAOS released their first single “She is Coming” on January 6th. “She is Coming” is a cross between funky rhythm and Rock & Roll, and the MV for the song was met with an explosive response upon release.
CHAOS, which made its debut through SBS Inkigayo on January 8th put on an impressive dance performance dressed in pink and grey stage ensembles and showcased their vocals live for the very first time. Norazo‘s Lee Hyuk was also revealed to be their vocal coach, further raising fans’ expectations for the group as a whole.
SNSD was recently named as the girl group that grabs the most attention when seen on TV.
A Monkey3 survey was held from November 24th to the 30th, asking the question, “Which group catches your eye when appearing on TV?” According to the votes, SNSD ranked first with 182 (or 55%) of the 328 votes cast.
Participants stated, “My eyes focus on their dance and song“, and “All 9 members each possess different looks and special individual traits, which makes them stand out.”
The Wonder Girls came in second with 51 votes (16%), followed up by T-ara in third with 13%, and Brown Eyed Girls in fourth with 9%. Both SECRET and KARA tied in fifth with 4%.
Source + Image: HG Times
by Kingpolo @ allkpop
On November 5th, Y-STAR‘s ’Curious Things‘ conducted a street survey in which they asked ordinary people about the criteria of being an idol.
According to the survey results, the average age of idols came out to be 25 – indicating that people did not really see stars over the age of 25, as idols. Taking this into account, Y-STAR calculated the average age of various groups.
Groups such as SNSD, T-ara, and 2PM were found to have an average age of less than 25, while groups like Super Junior and Brown Eyed Girls had a higher average age.
With these results, it was concluded that Brown Eyed Girls and Super Junior should be not recognized as just ‘idols’, but rather as ‘adult idols’.