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[Chart] Gaon: 2010 November

December 21, 2010

Wow, my last online chart of the month post. Only 10 more days and it’s goodbye Kpop for me. Anyway, here are Gaon’s chart for the month of November of the year 2010. Congratulations to Heo Guk. Novemeber was truly his month. Still can’t believe he beat 2AM and SNSD.

01 Heo Gak – Always
02 Baek Ji Young – That Woman
03 2AM – You Wouldn’t Answer My Calls
04 SNSD – Hoot
05 Taeyeon & The One – Like A Star
06 Kara – Jumping
07 B2ST – Beautiful
08 Kang Seung Yoon feat. Swings – By Instinct
09 Psy – Right Now
10 Brown Eyed Soul – If It’s the Same
11 Jang Jae In – 가로수 그늘 아래 서면
12 2AM – Like Crazy
13 Supreme Team – Then Then Then
14 Orange Caramel – Aing♡
15 Heo Gak – Running In The SKy
16 T-ara – Why Are You Being Like This?
17 Gummy – I Love You Even If I Die
18 John Park – In the Rain
19 SG Wannabe – Sunflower
20 Miss A – Breathe

I’m very surprise that Baek Ji Young is doing so well last November. I never felt the impact of her song in the public. Well, maybe it’s one of those songs that is popular but music shows never took notice of it. JYJ and Hot Potato’s Confession is an example.

Source:
gaonchart.co.kr

Pic:
swatgeneration.blogspot.com

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[Chart] 2010 Melon

December 19, 2010

Now here’s the 2010 monthly winners of melon.com. And like the previous chart, December isn’t included since I’ll be gone by the time cyworld uploads their December chart.

January
Jo Kwon & Gain – We Fell In Love

Febuary
2AM – Can’t Let You Go Even if I Die

March
T-ara – I Go Crazy Because of You

April
Rain – Love Song

May
Monday Kiz – Scattered

June
Wonder Girls – 2 Different Tears

July
MC Mong feat. Mellow – Sick Enough to Die

August
Homme (2AM Changmin & 8eight Lee Hyun) – I Was Able To Eat Well

September
FT Island – Love Love Love

October
Miss A – Breathe

November
Heo Guk – Always

There’s a big difference between Cyworld’s monthly winners and Melon’s monthly winners, but I will still stick with Cyworld. If it wasn’y for Cyworld, I wouldn’t have known how such a great song Hot Potato’s Confession.

Source:
melon.com

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[Chart] 2010 Cyworld Song of the Months

December 19, 2010

I’ll be gone before Cyworld will post the December song of the Month. So here’s a compilation of the songs that was recognized by the said online chart. Before I proceed, I would like to emphasize to new Kpop fans that Cyworld is the most accurate online chart. It’s not easily manipulated by fanclubs unlike soribada. It’s hard to top Cyworld and if a song does top it, you can guarantee that the said is really popular.

January
Jo Kwon & Gain – We Fell In Love

Febuary
2AM – Can’t Let You Go Even if I Die

March
MC Mong & Seo In Young – Bubble Love

April
Super Junior Yesung – It Has To Be You

May
Hot Potato – Confession

June
IU & 2AM Seulong – Nagging

July
Miss A – Bad Girl Good Girl

August
Homme (2AM Changmin & 8eight Lee Hyun) – I Was Able To Eat Well

September
2NE1 – Go Away

October
Supreme Team – Then Then Then

November
Heo Guk – Always

If you sum it all up, it seems like JYP’s artists have made much more an impact. 2AM’s Jo Kwon, Seulong, Changmin all have individual success plus their 2AM song in February.

Source:
music.cyworld.com

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7th Most Talented Idol Group: 2AM

December 18, 2010

2AM came in 7th in this ranking of mine. They rank 7th because of how solid they are to what they are. A lot of groups out there have constantly change their image to give something new to the point that it seem like a new group. What I’m trying to say is that it’s ok to change your concept but it’s a bit off if you change everything that you are.

The group is the vocal branch out of JYP’s Hot Blood. And they have lived to their expectation. It was quite obvious that they weren’t really been handled by JYPE the same way the company handles 2PM and Wonder Girls. It seems like JYPE doesn’t know to take care of 2AM the way their group should be taken for. However, this year Big Hit has provided 2AM a string of hits that catapulted the group to stardom. No offense to other groups, but you can definitely say that 2010 is the year of 2AM. Well, comparing with the other male groups. It is still uncertain if SNSD or 2AM gets the hold of 2010. Though SNSD dominates the offline charts and are also good online, 2AM has continuously dominated the online charts and has more songs this year that were received so well.

Vocals is 2AM’s biggest arsenal and they have constantly gave the public an array of ballads. To be honest, I think they have the best vocals among the groups. No offense to DBSK. 2AM can really sing. And I’m saying sing, not just being able to hold a note. They’re as solid as can be. I don’t know how to put it into words exactly, but what I’m trying to say is what I was trying to say with g.o.d. Technically, g.o.d. and 2AM are the same, it’s just that 2AM is more polished.

But obviously, 2AM’s ranking 7th is attributed to their limitation. This ranking is about the Most Talented Idol Group. And though 2AM is the best vocal group out there, when you sum the talent and the variety of performances, 2AM is behind. Again, their very very good on what they’re expected to be. They know what they are, they know what they can do and they’re the best on what they can do. But the problem is, some of the groups that are remaining are also one of the best on what they can do plus they can do more.

Now, that’s that. I’ll leave you with my favorite performances of 2am.

2AM – This Song

2AM feat. Jay Park – I Got a Broken Heart

Pic:
redandrosy.wordpress.com
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10asia.co.kr
linhskoreanadventure.wordpress.com

Vid:
rawrsugarr
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20 Most Popular Kpop Artist in Facebook

December 17, 2010

As of Dec 17, here are the top 20 Korean artist in Facebook. I provided the link for reference.

01.) Super Junior – 1,483,914 link
02.) Big Bang – 624,207 link
03.) 2NE1 – 531,161 link
04.) Wonder Girls – 513,586 link
05.) 2PM – 513,525 link
06.) U-Kiss – 415,559 link
07.) Rain – 285,913 link
08.) BoA – 265,833 link
09.) SHINee – 258,445 link
10.) SS501 – 254,475 link
11.) SNSD – 244,945 link
12.) Super Junior M – 225,545 link
13.) T-ara – 207,880 link
14.) MBLAQ – 198,795 link
15.) 2AM – 167,145 link
16.) DBSK – 137,206 link
17.) After School – 107,475 link
18.) Brown Eyed Girls – 66,487 link
19.) 4Minute – 51,164 link
20.) Kara – 46,184 link

Seeing the ranking, it’s a bit surprising that the artist that are dominating Korea right now, didn’t even made it to the top 10. SNSD and 2AM are way down on the chart. I’m especially surprise that SNSD is that low. I mean they sell so much album but yet they don’t have that much fans overseas. Hmm. So SNSD fans does buy more than 1 album to provide a win for them in music shows. Also, I’m surprise that U-Kiss is so high in the ranking and DBSK is so low. Maybe this does prove that U-Kiss is more popular outside Korea. Just like Supernova.

[EDIT]
I apologize, I did not see that Super Junior fan page.

Anyway, congrats to Super Junior for being the most popular Korean artist on Facebook. This is a big accomplishment since Facebook is a worldwide social networking site unlike Daum. Feel free to comment if there’s any inconsistencies with what I wrote or if I have forgotten an artist.

[EDIT]
I checked and double checked and tripled checked the information above after I had that mistake on Super Junior. I am confident that at Dec 17, these are the most popular facebook groups of the artist that was mentioned. As the days goes by, these FB page will grow and I can’t keep updating this post.

Source:
facebook.com

Pic:
entertainment.ofwnow.com

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2010 Golden Disk Awards

December 10, 2010

The 25th Golden Disk Awards was held last night at the Hwajeong Gym in Koryeo University, South Korea. The winners are as follows

Disk Bonsang Daesang – SNSD (Oh!)
Digital Music Daesang – 2AM (Can’t Let You Go Even If I Die)

Disk Bonsang
– DJ Doc (I’m This Type of Person)
– SHINee (Lucifer)
– SNSD (Oh!)
– Super Junior (BONAMANA)
– BoA (Hurricane Venus)

Digital Music Bonsang
– 2AM (Can’t Let You Go Even If I Die)
– IU (Nagging)
– miss A (Bad Girl Good Girl)
– CNBLUE (I’m A Loner)
– Lee Seung Gi (Love Taught Me To Drink)

Hip-Hop Award – Supreme Team
Rock Award – F.T. Island

Rookie Award:
– B2ST
– SECRET
– SISTAR

Popularity Award
– SNSD
– SHINee

Asian Popularity Award – Super Junior
Producer Award – Hong Seung Sung (Cube Entertainment)
Lifetime Achievement Award – Park Chun Seo

Golden Disk Awards is deemed as South Korea’s version of the prestigious Grammy’s. But honestly, I don’t think winning in GDA is an honor. I don’t know. If you look at it, the award show is more of summing an artist entire sales for the year. So basically, the quality of the album released is not a factor. It’s all about the quantity of the album that was sold. Music Bank anyone? BoA and Super Junior won Disk Bonsang, but the songs they have released this year wasn’t even THAT popular. I don’t know. Maybe it’s just me.

Also, I don’t think the award is given to the right people. Though SNSD already won Disk Bonsang, they should have also won Digital Bonsang. Also, C.N.Blue and Miss A should have won rookies of the year along with Sistar. Some people in allkpop commented that if an artist won in one category, they are excluded in winning the other one. But I don’t still get the exclusion. Give credit if they deserve it.

Seoul Music in my opinion is the award to look out for. It balances quality and quantity.

Source:
allkpop.com

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[Chart] Soribada: 2010 November

December 9, 2010

Seems like there is no stopping Heo Gak. Npvember is truly his month.

01 Heo Gak – Always
02 SNSD – Hoot
03 Baek Ji Young – That Woman
04 2AM – You Wouldn’t Answer My Calls
05 Kara – Jumping
06 Taeyeon & The One – Like A Star
07 Kang Seung Yoon feat. Swings – By Instinct
08 December – Dazzling Tears
09 Psy – Right Now
10 2AM – Like Crazy
12 Gummy – I Love You Even If I Die
13 Jang Jae In – 가로수 그늘 아래 서면
14 John Park – In the Rain
15 B2ST – Beautiful
16 Brown Eyed Soul – If It’s the Same
17 SG Wannabe – Sunflower
18 Heo Gak – Running In The SKy
19 2PM – I’ll Be Back
20 T-ara – Why are You Being Like This

Source:
soribada.com

Pic:
music.cyworld.com