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Article: Sistar, 2NE1, Girls’ Generation are hottest 3

Sistar, 2NE1, Girls’ Generation are hottest 3

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Girls’ Generation or 2NE1?

A recent survey of entertainment industry experts showed that Girls’ Generation and 2NE1 are the two groups still at the top of K-pop, but are now sharing the turf with Sistar.

Five album directors, three promoters, two K-pop reporters, and two training managers were surveyed by the Sports Chosun, a daily specializing in entertainment and sports news. The girl groups were evaluated and ranked into six categories based on sales, popularity, impact on the K-pop scene and growth potential.

It found that the four-member Sistar has proven its star quality with such hits as “Give it to Me” last year, to make the top tier.

The nine-member Girls’ Generation also lived up to its fame last year by winning several international music awards with its January release of “I Got a Boy.”

The four-member 2NE1 were rated as faring generally well in domestic and overseas markets; the group has announced a world tour for this year.

“In contrast to Girls’ Generation, Sistar has concentrated on the domestic market. And this was crucial in beating out its long-time rival in the survey,” an unidentified music industry insider was quoted as saying in a related story.

Just below the top group stood f(x) and Girl’s’ Day, the former affirming its future potential with the last year’s hit song “Rum Pum Pum Pum” and the latter with this year’s “Something.”

The survey said a third category is comprised of miss A, 4minute, Secret and A pink. It was followed closely by After School, Brown Eyed Girls, Crayon Pop, Dal Shabet and KARA. KARA fell by one notch, compared with the same survey last year, due to the departure of two popular members ㅡ Nicole and Kang Ji-young ㅡ in January.

Credits: Korea Times

Article: 2NE1 #2 in Top 10 Best Kpop Girl Groups

Every Kpop fan has their favorite group, and for those who are really very familiar with Kpop, they even have favorite groups in each genre.  Here’s a fun list of Top 10 Kpop groups based on popularity of recent performance.

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1. Girls’ Generation.  You expected them to be in this position, didn’t you?  There is no other spot for these 9 girls but #1. They are very active in the scene with their solo endorsements, dramas, musicals and now an upcoming world tour.  Kpop is definitely in a girls’ generation.

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2. 2NE1 is comfortable and secure at number 2.  With their expected world-class performances and much anticipated comebacks whether solo or as a group, these four women can surely dominate.

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3. SISTAR is a KPop girl group in rapid ascent.  With their sultry steps and dominant vocals, they are out there to make their solid mark in Kpop as well. They will be coming back soon with “Give It To Me”

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4. KARA Definitely knows how to stay relevant. Way over and past the scandals that plagued them against their management company and moving on to better things and to become better artists, KARA remains to be a permanent face of Kpop for international fans.

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5. f(x) has the competitive formula.  Rising to the front of the Kpop girl group leadership status, f(x) has been attracting international attention, recently being featured in SXSW and also collaborating with Anna Kendrick’s video humor website ‘Funny or Die’

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6. Miss A, following Wonder Girls’ footstep while making their own mark makes it ahead at the sixth spot. It surely does help that their music is catchy, and of course the fact that the “nation’s first love” is part of the team.  Adding to that, the nation’s first love has power vocals.

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7. Wonder Girls made the girl group idol phenomenon what it is, as they pushed the Hallyu wave overseas with “Nobody” from years ago.  While out of the limelight due to solo pursuits, these girls are not yet nobodies.  Need proof?  Their single, “Tell Me” has recenltly been crowned the best Kpop idol track of all time.  Well-deserved.

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8. 4MINUTE quickly rose to the charts as they kept pushing the Kpop envelope making hot issues and making sure that Kpop fans will never have to ask them “What’s your name?”.

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9. Brown Eyed Girls Compared to the average age of a typical girl group member, Brown Eyed Girls are more the big-sister girl idols.  But they remain unfettered by negative comments, and has proven time and again that sexiness is not defined by consistently fierce performances, and not by age.

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10. SECRET managed by TS Entertainment made it to the Top 10 due to their recent comeback.  From being cute they transformed themselves to sexy goddesses and made a catchy impression.

Source: KpopStarz

Video: MBC’s Survey of the “Top 10 Strongest Idols in K-Pop History” – 2NE1 at #9

Fin.K.L, 2NE1, CNBlue, Super Junior, HOT, Sistar

Credit: GUY LUCKY @ YouTube

Video: “KPOP Super Concert in America” Promotional Video

Woooot! At the KPOP Super Concert on November 10, you get to see not only 2NE1, but also other KPOP artists. LA Blackjacks, are you excited? ^^ 

2NE1’s greeting is at the 1:15 mark. ^^

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Cap: Dara at #3 in Elle Korea’s “Best Vacance Partner” (Girl)

Vacance here makes vacation! ^^ Don’t we all want to go on a vacation with Dara? She’s always #1 in our hearts!

Boy:
1. 2PM’s Nickhun
2. MBLAQ’s Lee Joon
3. Big Bang’s G-Dragon
4. SHINee’s Minho

Girl:
1. IU
2. Miss A’s Suzy
3. 2NE1’s Sandara Park
4. Sistar’s Hyorin

Source: Elle Korea

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