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Netizens are surprised by the hidden meanings behind girl groups’ names

A recent post on an online community board which explains the meaning behind the names of several girl groups has enlightened some netizens.

One user uploaded a post, titled, “The meanings behind girl group names” and thoroughly explained the hidden meanings behind the names of several girl groups.

According to this user, Girls’ Generation means, “The generation of girls’ domination has come“.  On the other hand, the meaning behind Wonder Girls is, “Girls who will surprise the world“. Kara means, “Sweet Melody” while the hidden meaning behind T-ara represents, “We will wear the music queen’s crown“.

Aside from these groups, there are also the names of girl groups that are obvious and represent how their names actually read.  For example, girl group, Secret means “Secret”, Girls’ Day means “Girls’ Day”.  Girl group, A Pink‘s name was formed when their agency just decided to combine the first letter of their label, ‘A Cube Entertainment‘ and the english word, ‘Pink’.

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Idol stars who will be eligible to cast their votes for this years Election

The 19th National Assembly Election will take place on April 11th, and there are a number of K-Pop idols who will be able to cast their votes for the very first time.

The idol stars who will be eligible to cast their votes this year are those whose birthdays fall between June 3rd, 1991 and April 11th, 1993. During the 2010 election, Girls’ Generation‘s YoonA, SHINee‘s Onew and Jonghyun, 2PM‘s Chansung and Wooyoung, 4minute‘s Gayoon, and more casted their own votes for the very first time.

This year, Girls’ Generation member Seohyun who was born in June of 1991 will be able to participate, as well as miss A‘s Min, Nine MusesMinha, Dal Shabet‘s Jiyool, Rainbow‘s Hyun Young, After School‘s Nana, Stellar‘s Gayoung, and more. miss A’s Min drew attention during the last elections, as her birthday fell 20 days short of the cut off line, but will be able to boldly cast her vote this year.

Of the boy group members, B2ST‘s Son Dongwoon will be eligible to participate, as well as SHINee‘s Key and Minho, CNBLUE‘s Lee Jung Shin & Kang Minhyuk, FT Island‘s Lee Jaejin, U-KISSAJ & Hoon, ZE:A‘s Hyungsik, B1A4‘s Shinwoo, X-5‘s Haewon, The BOSSGaram & Hyunmin, SMASH‘s Hero, Infinite’s Sungyeol, and more.

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20 Top idol stars to perform at ’2012 Dream Concert’ in May

The top idol stars of today will gather together for the 18th annual ‘Dream Concert‘ in May.

The 2012 Dream Concert is usually the biggest and baddest contest in Korea and this year will be no different. The concert will take place on May 12th at the World Cup Stadium in Seoul, and 20 of today’s hottest K-Pop stars will be performing at this mega event, including TVXQ, Girls’ Generation, 2PM, miss A, 2AM, MBLAQ, SISTAR, SECRET, IU, B2ST, 4minute, INFINITE, TEEN TOP, T-ara, KARA, Davichi, K. Will, and more.

The annual ‘Dream Concert’ has been an iconic Hallyu concert, drawing in fans from not only Korea but Japan, South America, the Middle East, and more, contributing to further spread K-Pop awareness across the globe.

The concert is organized by the Korean Entertainment Producers’ Association (KEPA) who has donated the profits from the concert to various charities since 2009. This year, KEPA will be creating a ‘Dream Concert Scholarship Fund’ with the profits, helping young students in financially difficult situations to study and fulfill their dreams.

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Even SNSD is now ‘old’, the Korean music industry taken over by idols born in mid-90s

Idols born in mid-90s: miss A’s Suzy, f(x)’s Sulli, Boyfriend’s Kwang Min, B.A.P’s Zelo

It is indeed impossible to stop time.

SNSD (Girls’ Generation), Wonder Girls, Kara, T-ara, B2ST, and MBLAQ‘s members that were born in the later half of the 1980s and the early 1990s have led the boy group/ girl group craze the past few years. However, the once young and fresh idols have now become mature sunbae stars, and the younger members have taken their places.

In the music industry, the new leading faces of the idols are the ones born between 1994 and 1996, and the ones born in the mid- 90s. It has now become the norm to meet the mid 90s idols on any music show.

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New Idol Groups Survival Strategy: Reveal the Ace First

The saying “the early bird catches the worm” now applies to idol groups and their members as the showbiz industry has become a battlefield of idols. Entertainment agencies no longer try to hide their newest idol members. Rather, they fully utilize the “Early-bird” members, or the “Aces,” to make a group known to the public. The sooner a member of an upcoming idol group is revealed, the better chance the group has in surviving in the harsh industry. Different groups take different measures in revealing their aces and warming up to the public.

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How long does it take for idols to reach #1?

Recently, idol group TEEN TOP won their very first #1 on a music program with their latest single, “Going Crazy“. For TEEN TOP, who debuted in July of 2010 with their first single ‘Clap‘, the achievement took them exactly 564 days after their debut. This begs the question, how long does it take for idols to reach #1?

On February 4th, an online community posted a topic titled,The time it takes for idols to reach #1 after their debut is...?’

According to the post, the idols who took the shortest time to reach #1 were:

  • CN BLUE: 15 days after their debut with “I Am a Loner
  • miss A: 22 days after their debut with “Bad Girl Good Girl
  • 2NE1: 40 days after their debut with “Fire
  • F.T. Island: 55 days after their debut with “Lovesick

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[VIDEO] Arirang TV: “BEST 5 Idol Stars with the Perfect Stage Names” + E News: “Korean Idol Star Cars”

BEST 5 Idol Stars with the Perfect Stage Names

1. Big Bang – Taeyang
2. Girls Generation – Sunny
3. MBLAQ – Mir
4. Super Junior – Eun-Hyuk
5. Infinite – L