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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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10 Most Talented Idol Groups: Eliminated – Teen Top, Miss A, Sistar, Super Junior & SS501

November 21, 2010

I can’t believe December is just around the corner and that 2011 is just a little over that. I’m really gonna miss this blog, but its something that must be done. Life is calling.

As you all know, I’m doing a project in line with my permanent departure to Kpop. The “10 Most Talented Idol Group.” And as the title of this post states, Teen Top, Miss A, Sistar, Super Junior and SS501 are not part of the elite 10. Before I go on, I know a lot will react. I kinda expected it since its SuJu and SS501. I crunched the numbers and this is what it showed.

Just a reminder, the project judges idol groups as “groups”. The over-all performance of the group. Even if the group has the best dancer, vocal, rapper in the industry, that person will be pulled down if the idol’s members cannot keep up. Or the performance will be in shambles because of the obvious talent imbalance. Another thing, this project doesn’t care if one or two members sings just one or two lines. The important thing is the quality of the performance.

Teen Top is actually good. They might even be the future superstar of Kpop. But I have a bit comment with Niel. I don’t know if its puberty but Niel’s voice has this tendency to be annoying at certain notes just like SNSD’s Jessica. Actually not annoying, but it feels like something is wrong. Also, CAP should really start conveying a new image. He’s not actually known as CAP but Taecyeon 2.0 which I think is a bad thing. A copy will always be scrutinize and also that Taecyeon is the most hated idol right now.

Though Teen Top has this overwhelming potential, they really don’t have an identity. The same thing that B2ST is facing. I mean what is Teen Top? Hip Hop? Rap? Beastly? It’s ok to have a wide variety of genre as long as you have direction. They’re just too much going on. I think this actually hurt them. It’s making them look mediocre. Teen Top seems to be more popular than Infinite but Infinite’s songs are more well known. So to put it simply, Teen Top’s popularity cannot be attributed to them being singers.

Miss A is another rookie that surprises everyone. I’m a fan of them. And they do bring spice to Kpop. But I think they’re a bit overrated. I can categorize Miss A as dancers. They’re very spot on in their choreography but they haven’t really proven anything in terms of vocals. I know Miss A fans will say “hey, listen to this member singing this song and you’ll be proven wrong”. But you have to realize that people not into certain groups won’t actually give time to research on those groups that do not catch their fancy. They will be judge with what they promote.

But saying that, I think Miss A will be one of the next best things in Kpop. To you guys, watch out for Infinite, Teen Top, Sistar and Miss A. These four groups will become somebody someday. They have the talent and discipline (cough Sulli cough Krystal) to actually be big.

I eliminated Sistar because they are not as explosive as the remaining groups. Well, not yet. Explosive in a sense that you want to see more. Sistar definitely can compete talent-wise with the remaining idols. I think they can even beat some if you measure talent. But what Sistar lacks so much is confidence. There are few groups out there that has too much confidence and do better than Sistar, though have less talent, because of that confidence. Confidence brings out charisma. And a charismatic group makes any performance worthwhile.

SS501 is a group that can sing. I think they’re as good as DBSK in terms of vocals but like Sistar, they seem to lack this charisma to push them even further. To people who are into Kpop as long as I have, I think you would agree that Kim Hyun Joong is SS501. The other members just don’t have that X-factor to propel the group on their own. So it wasn’t that surprising that the group disbanded when Kim Hyun Joong decided to leave.

Now here’s the tricky part. Super Junior. ELFs, please be open-minded. Super Junior got to where they are now, not because of what they can do but what they are. SuJu is the epitome of variety idols. As a group, talent-wise, they’re ok. Come on ELFs, I think you will agree that there are groups there that can perform better than SuJu. But what catapulted these guys to fame is their personality. They were able to make the audience relate to them thus making it the fans feel like the boys are their friends.

But saying this, I don’t think SuJu is one of the elite 10. They’re popular yes, but I don’t think they are that talented as a whole group. Yes, they have the vocals of Kyu Hyun and Ryeowook and the rapping ability of Eunhyuk. But as a group, I don’t think they can match the remaining groups. Charisma is an added factor but not the main factor.

5 are gone and only 15 remains in the hope to be part of the “10 Most Talented Idol Groups”.

01.) 2AM
02.) 2NE1
03.) 2PM
04.) After School
05.) B2ST
06.) Big Bang
07.) DBSK
08.) f(x)
09.) g.o.d
10.) Infinite
11.) MBLAQ
12.) SHINee
13.) SNSD
14.) U-Kiss
15.) Wonder Girls

I’ll leave you with my favorite performance from each group.

Teen Top – Sunset Glow

Miss A – Poker Face

Sistar – Push Push

SS501 – Love Like This

Super Junior – U

Pic:
kpopkorn.blogspot.com
auditions-for-all.blogspot.com
gettrucked08.wordpress.com
be2hand.com
korea-boyband.blogspot.com

Vid:
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SISTARWorld
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Dance Versions Part 3

November 4, 2010

Now here are the artists that JYP and DSP have. These are the best that I can find. Hope you’ll appreciate it.

2pm’s “Again and Again”

Rainbow’s “A”

SS501’s “Love Like This”

Wonder Girls’ “Irony”

Again, please put your bias aside in giving judgement to these performances.

Source:
2pm
DSPentert
DanceVersion
hyori22

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[Chart] Music Bank 2010/07/02

July 6, 2010

Last Friday’s Music Bank gave IU and Seulong a win for the song “Nagging”. I predicted incorrectly actually. I tweeted that Super Junior would win that week but they didn’t. This is the first time I got it wrong. For the past few months, I’ve noticed that those that topped the weekly charting of Hanteo eventually wins Music Bank. I still can’t access Hanteo but from what I can remember. Big Bang’s album topped that week (I can’t remember but I think it’s a concert album). 2nd is Verandah project and then the two albums of Super Junior finishes 3rd and 4th. I immediately think that SuJu wins because Big Bang and Verandah project weren’t performing.

Anyway, that’s that. Congrats to IU and Seulong. I don’t actually like the song but congrats to them still..

Nagging
Digital score: 6242
Viewer preference score: 486
Album Sales: 0
Broadcasting Score: 1200
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Total: 7928

LOVE
Digital score: 3417
Viewer preference score: 553
Album Sales: 874
Broadcasting Score: 1535
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Total: 6379

01 IU and 2AM Seulong – Nagging
02 C.N.Blue – LOVE
03 Koyote – Return
04 f(x) – NU ABO
05 Super Junior – Bonamana
06 Wonder Girls – 2 Different Tears
07 Davichi – Stopping Time
08 Hot Potato – Confession
09 Hwayobi – Bye Bye Bye
10 Sistar – Push Push
11 4minute – HuH
12 SS501 – Love Ya
13 Navi feat. K.Will – We Really Did Love Each Other
14 MBLAQ – Y
15 TOP – Turn it Up
16 Jang Yoon Jung – Come
17 Orange Caramel – Magic Girl
18 Lyn – Honey Baby Love
19 Seo In Young – Love is Bitter, Pain is Calling
20 DECEMBER – Tears in Heaven

Source:
kbs.co.kr

Pic:
sookyeong.wordpress.com/

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[Chart] Online 2010: Week 25 June

June 27, 2010

Here are the online charts for the 25th week of 2010.

Hanteo (2010.06.14 ~ 2010.06.20)
01 Super Junior – The Fourth Album [Album A]
02 Verandah Project (Kim Dong Ryul & Lee Sang Soon) – Day Off
03 Super Junior – The Fourth Album [Album B]
04 T-Max – Born to the Max
05 (Ss501) – Destination: Standard ED

Soribada (2010.06.13~2010.06.19)
01 IU & 2AM Seulong – Nagging
02 Super Junior – Bonamana
03 SS501 – Love Ya
04 Wonder Girls – 2 Different Tears
05 Koyote – Did You Even Love Me
06 C.N.Blue – Love
07 Seo In Young – Love is Bitter, Pain is Calling
08 Lee Seung Gi – Smile Boy
09 Davichi – Stopping Time
10 4minute – HuH

Melon (2010.06.13 ~ 2010.06.19)
01 IU & 2AM Seulong – Nagging
02 Wonder Girls – 2 Different Tears
03 C.N.Blue – Love
04 4minute – HuH
05 Davichi – Stopping Time
06 Seo In Young – Love is Bitter, Pain is Calling
07 MBLAQ – Y
08 Hot Potato – Confession
09 f(x) – NU ABO
10 DECEMBER – Tears in Heaven

Yesasia Music Bestsellers – 7 days (June 27)
01 One in a million (First Press Limited Edition B)(Japan Version)
02 Super Junior Vol. 4 – Bonamana (Repackage)
03 One in a million (SINGLE+DVD)(First Press Limited Edition A)(Japan Version)
04 One in a million (Normal Edition)(Japan Version)
05 Twins 2010 Live Karaoke (3DVD+2CD) (Limited Deluxe Edition)
06 MBLAQ 2nd Single Album – [Y]
07 Super Junior Vol. 4 – Bonamana (Type A)
08 Super Junior Vol. 4 – Bonamana (Type B)
09 Orange Caramel 1st Mini Album (After School Global Unit)
10 To be free (SINGLE+DVD)(First Press Edition)(Japan Version)

Mnet (2010.06.14 ~ 2010.06.20)
01 Untouchable – Merry Go Round
02 IU & 2AM Seulong – Nagging
03 Big Bang – Tell Me Goodbye
04 Seo In Young – Love is Bitter, Pain is Calling
05 Sistar – Push Push
06 4men & Jang HyeJin – Don’t Laugh, Don’t Cry
07 Hwayobi – Bye Bye Bye
08 Supreme Team – Dang Dang Dang
09 Wonder Girls – 2 Different Tears
10 C.N.Blue – Love

Monkey3 (2010.06.14 ~ 2010.06.20)
01 IU & 2AM Seulong – Nagging
02 Seo In Young – Love is Bitter, Pain is Calling
03 Namollay Family – 기억상실증
04 Cho PD, Narsha & JeA – Lala Land
05 Sistar – Push Push
06 Lee Sung Gi – Smile Boy
07 Wonder Girls – 2 Different Tears
08 Koyote – Did You Even Love Me
09 Hwayobi – Bye Bye Bye
10 D-NA – Stumble Stumble

Gaon (2010.05.13 ~ 2010.06.19)
01 IU & 2AM Seulong – Nagging
02 C.N.Blue – Love
03 Wonder Girls – 2 Different Tears
04 Seo In Young – Love is Bitter, Pain is Calling
05 B.o.B feat. Jaebeom – Noting On You
06 4minute – HUH
07 Davichi – Stopping Time
08 Hwayobi – Bye Bye Bye
09 MBLAQ – Y
10 DECEMBER – Tears in Heaven

Bugs livebell.bugs.co.kr (2010.06.17 ~ 2010.06.23)
01 IU & 2AM Seulong – Nagging
02 Hot Potato – Confession
03 Davichi – Stopping Time
04 C.N.Blue – Love
05 Lee Sung Gi – Smile Boy
06 DECEMBER – Tears in Heaven
07 Lyn – Honey Baby Love
08 Big Bang – Shouts of Red
09 Wonder Girls – 2 Different Tears
10 SG Wannabe & Ok Ju Hyun – Page One

Bugs music.bugs.co.kr (2010.06.17 ~ 2010.06.23)
01 As One – Sonnet
02 B.o.B feat. Jaebeom – Noting On You
03 IU & 2AM Seulong – Nagging
04 Na Yoon Kwon – Taste of Love
05 Cho PD, Narsha & JeA – Lala Land
06 Untouchable – Merry Go Round
07 Koyote – Return
08 Sistar – Push Push
09 Ilac ft Mazik Flow – Tears Bursting
10 Seo In Young – Love is Bitter, Pain is Calling

Dosirak (2010.06.14 ~ 2010.06.20)
01 IU & 2AM Seulong – Nagging
02 Seo In Young – Love is Bitter, Pain is Calling
03 Wonder Girls – 2 Different Tears
04 C.N.Blue – Love
05 4minute – HUH
06 Big Bang – Tell Me Goodbye
07 Hwayobi – Bye Bye Bye
08 4men & Jang HyeJin – Don’t Laugh, Don’t Cry
09 B.o.B – Nothing On You
10 Koyote – Did You Even Love Me

Source:
hanteo.com
soribada.com
melon.com
yesasia.com
bugs.co.kr
music.mnet.com
dosirak.com
monkey3.co.kr
gaonchart.co.kr

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[Chart] Music Bank 2010/06/18

June 20, 2010

Last Friday’s Music Bank gave SS501 their 2nd Music Bank win. And again I’m right. Look how far the album sales score is to the other criteria. As I said, though album sales is just 10%, it is still the easiest control.

Anyway, a win is a win. Congrats to SS501. I don’t follow SS501 and I was really wondering why they were absent considering this was supposed to be, if I’m not mistaken, their 3rd performance.

For Love Ya
Digital score: 2626
Viewer preference score: 1708
Album Sales: 4396
Broadcasting Score: 1057
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Total: 9787

For 2 Different Tears
Digital score: 4536
Viewer preference score: 584
Album Sales: 288
Broadcasting Score: 2473
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Total: 7881

01 SS501 – Love Ya
02 Wonder Girls – 2 Different Tears
03 C.N.Blue – LOVE
04 IU and 2AM Seulong – Nagging
05 Super Junior – Bonamana
06 Hot Potato – Confession
07 4minute – HuH
08 Davichi – Stopping Time
09 Seo In Young – Love is Bitter, Pain is Calling
10 Rain – Love Song
11 f(x) – NU ABO
12 MBLAQ – Y
13 DECEMBER – Tears in Heaven
14 Hwayobi – Bye Bye Bye
15 Lyn – Honey Baby Love
16 Sistar – Push Push
17 Yesung – It Has To Be You
18 Secret – Magic
19 Lee Hyori – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
20 WAX – Already One Year

Source:
youtube.com/user/theshoolafriendly

Pic:
elosoulonline.com

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[Chart] Online 2010: Week 24 June

June 19, 2010

Here are the online charts for the 24th Week of 2010. Enjoy!

Hanteo (2010.06.07 ~ 2010.06.13)
01 (Ss501) – Destination: Standard ED
02 Super Junior – The Fourth Album [Album A]
03 C.N.Blue – Blue Love
04 Verandah Project (Kim Dong Ryul & Lee Sang Soon) – Day Off
05 Vanilla Lucy – Vanilla Shake

Soribada (2010.06.06 ~ 2010.06.12)
01 IU & 2AM Seulong – Nagging
02 Wonder Girls – 2 Different Tears
03 Super Junior – Bonamana
04 Seo In Young – Love is Bitter, Pain is Calling
05 Koyote – Did You Even Love Me
06 SS501 – Love Ya
07 Namollay Family – 기억상실증
08 C.N.Blue – Love
09 4minute – HuH
10 Davichi – Stopping Time

Melon (2010.06.06 ~ 2010.06.12)
01 IU & 2AM Seulong – Nagging
02 Wonder Girls – 2 Different Tears
03 C.N.Blue – Love
04 Davichi – Stopping Time
05 4minute – HuH
06 Seo In Young – Love is Bitter, Pain is Calling
07 Hot Potato – Confession
08 f(x) – NU ABO
09 MBLAQ – Y
10 DECEMBER – Tears in Heaven

Yesasia Music Bestsellers – 7 days (June 19)
01 NO MORE PAIИ (ALBUM+DVD)(First Press Limited Edition)(Japan Version)
02 Super Junior Vol. 4 – Bonamana (Type A)
03 Orange Caramel 1st Mini Album (After School Global Unit)
04 Super Junior Vol. 4 – Bonamana (Type B)
05 SS501 – Destination (Special Edition) (Limited Edition)
06 Yiruma – First Love Repackage
07 To be free (SINGLE+DVD)(First Press Edition)(Japan Version)
08 SS501 – Destination (Normal Edition)
09 2PM 3rd Single Album – Don’t Stop Can’t Stop
10 4Minute 2nd Mini Album – Hit Your Heart

Mnet (2010.06.07 ~ 2010.06.13)
01 IU & 2AM Seulong – Nagging
02 Seo In Young – Love is Bitter, Pain is Calling
03 4men & Jang HyeJin – Don’t Laugh, Don’t Cry
04 Koyote – Did You Even Love Me
05 Supreme Team – Dang Dang Dang
06 Wonder Girls – 2 Different Tears
07 Namollay Family – 기억상실증
08 Hwayobi – Bye Bye Bye
09 C.N.Blue – Love
10 4minute – HUH

Monkey3 (2010.06.07 ~ 2010.06.13)
01 IU & 2AM Seulong – Nagging
02 Seo In Young – Love is Bitter, Pain is Calling
03 Namollay Family – 기억상실증
04 Koyote – Did You Even Love Me
05 Wonder Girls – 2 Different Tears
06 C.N.Blue – Love
07 Hwayobi – Bye Bye Bye
08 4men & Jang HyeJin – Don’t Laugh, Don’t Cry
09 Lee Sung Gi – Smile Boy
10 WAX – Already One Year

Gaon (2010.05.06 ~ 2010.06.12)
01 IU & 2AM Seulong – Nagging
02 Wonder Girls – 2 Different Tears
03 C.N.Blue – Love
04 Seo In Young – Love is Bitter, Pain is Calling
05 4minute – HUH
06 Davichi – Stopping Time
07 Koyote – Did You Even Love Me
08 MBLAQ – Y
09 Hot Potato – Confession
10 Hwayobi – Bye Bye Bye

Bugs livebell.bugs.co.kr (2010.06.10 ~ 2010.06.16)
01 Hot Potato – Confession
02 C.N.Blue – Love
03 IU & 2AM Seulong – Nagging
04 Wonder Girls – 2 Different Tears
05 Lee Sung Gi – Smile Boy
06 DECEMBER – Tears in Heaven
07 Big Bang – Shouts of Red
08 Davichi – Stopping Time
09 SG Wannabe & Ok Ju Hyun – Page One
10 Lyn – Honey Baby Love

Bugs music.bugs.co.kr (2010.06.10 ~ 2010.06.16)
01 IU & 2AM Seulong – Nagging
02 Ilac ft Mazik Flow – Tears Bursting
03 Seo In Young – Love is Bitter, Pain is Calling
04 Koyote – Return
05 Koyote – Did You Even Love Me
06 BMK – 기다림은 상처만 남기고
07 C.N.Blue – Love
08 Wonder Girls – 2 Different Tears
09 Lee Sung Gi – Smile Boy
10 Hwayobi – Bye Bye Bye

Dosirak (2010.06.07 ~ 2010.06.13)
01 IU & 2AM Seulong – Nagging
02 Seo In Young – Love is Bitter, Pain is Calling
03 Wonder Girls – 2 Different Tears
04 Koyote – Did You Even Love Me
05 C.N.Blue – Love
06 4men & Jang HyeJin – Don’t Laugh, Don’t Cry
07 Hwayobi – Bye Bye Bye
08 4minute – HUH
09 Supreme Team – Dang Dang Dang
10 Davichi – Stopping Time

Source:
hanteo.com
soribada.com
melon.com
yesasia.com
bugs.co.kr
music.mnet.com
dosirak.com
monkey3.co.kr
gaonchart.co.kr