Super Junior, 2NE1, and HyunA have been making headlines all year with their YouTube view counts. On November 22nd, these three teams received awards at the ’2011 YouTube Kpop Awards’ at Google Korea in Seoul.
HyunA stated, “I was surprised at the large amount of YouTube viewcounts. I saw a lot of people upload videos with my song, and there were many who were better than me; I gained strength [from seeing all the videos].”
2NE1, who had three videos in the Top 10, commented, “We will continue to upload a lot of cool videos in the future. Please show them lots of love. We put a lot of effort into showing you a lot of things in ‘I Am The Best’ music video, so I think that is probably why a lot of people watched the video.”
Super Junior’s Leeteuk stated, “This award is especially more valuable because fans all over the world were the ones who made this award possible. We will continue to spread the Korea’s culture throughout the world… I also clicked on our music video 10 times. Whenever we’d go perform overseas, the clip would be uploaded onto YouTube right away. Seeing this, I felt how strong media’s power had become.”
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.
Big Bang’s Taeyang and 4minute’s HyunA were picked as “the Next Rain and Hyori” by other idol singers in this week’s MBC Everyone’s “Weekly Idol.” The survey asked a group of real-life idols to pick “five idol singers with the most potential to follow in the success of Rain and Hyori” and the most votes were given to Taeyang and HyunA, who beat out the likes of BEAST’s Lee Gi Kwang, Jay Park, SNSD’s Yuri, and G.NA. In particular, it was reported that a lot of the members of Infinite, MBLAQ, U-Kiss, and B1A4 voted for HyunA, arousing the interest of many fans.
MBC Everyone’s “Weekly Idol” has been garnering a lot of attention lately for this segment called “Real Chart! Idol’s Self-Ranking,” where current idol singers participate in various surveys. This week’s survey sparked more interest for the topic’s sensitivity and currency, as Rain just enlisted in the army last week and Hyori has been spending more time on show-hosting roles. The episode featuring this survey will be aired on Oct. 22.
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Every year at about this time, Billboard releases their “21 Under 21” chart which showcases the music industry’s hottest minor artists. The list is compiled not only of musicians from the United States, but also international artists as well. On August 25th, Billboard announced their official “K-Pop Hot 100” Chart, which has been launched in conjunction with Billboard Korea. Billboard is aware of the current popularity of Korean Pop artists, and took them into consideration for this year’s list.