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Research: How do we recognise idol singers these days?

How do we recognise the idols of this time?

Mnet music research centre did an investigation on 1000 male and female adults for the whole month of June. The investigation looked into the 57 singers/teams who are the most active currently in the Korean music scene in terms of vocal capabilities, appearances, amiability, talent, performance and variety.

And through the survey, it was known that other than vocal capabilities, the idols are ranked very high in all the categories. In terms of their live performances, 16 ranks out of the top 20 ranks belongs to idol singers. And in terms of appearances, the girlgroups have dominated the rankings. Of the top 10 rankings we see the names of popular girlgroups like So Nyeo Shi Dae, KARA, f(x), After School, 2NE1, T-ara, 4Minute etc.

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T-ara and KARA fight it out for the #1 spot on Monkey 3 weekly charts

We see the competition for the #1 position on Monkey3 weekly music chart for the first week of March (1st~7th March) between idol groups.

For this week, T-ara’s ‘Crazy Because Of You’ is up #1 on the weekly chart. They had gone up to the #1 spot after entering at #2 position last week, continuing their craze from ‘Bo Peep Bo Peep’. And another new song from the group ‘I’m in pain’ has climbed up 21 spots to the #8 position on the chart.

On the other hand, KARA fell 1 spot with their new song ‘Lupin’ from the #1 position last week to be at #2 this week. We are seeing that the little competition going on between T-ara and KARA on the chart will continue.

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JeA and Lee YeongHyun reveals duet ‘Harmony’

Vocal powerhouse Brown Eyed Girls JeA and Big Mama Lee YeongHyun‘s duet collaboration song ‘Harmony’ for movie ‘Harmony’ has been revealed on 22nd December. The song also features a 25-members-strong orchestra playing.

The 2 are also in for another duet collaboration of classic ‘When You Believe’.

Vocal powerhouse BEG JeA and Big Mama Lee YeongHyun for duet collaboration

Brown Eyed Girls leader JeA and Big Mama Lee YeongHyun (28) will have their first collaboration since their debut.

According to Mnet Media on 15th December, the 2 will be singing a duet ‘When You Believe’ for the OST for a movie to be screened next year.

Mnet Media said, “JeA and Lee YeongHyun have both dreamed to be singers together before debut during their college days (They both attended the music course at DongAh Broadcast Arts College), and through this project album, they will meet again as 2 of the best singers.”

The 2 will be remaking the duet song ‘When You Believe’ originally by Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey.

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2009 NongShim Love Sharing Concert

On 22nd November, there was no Inkigayo aired on the usual Sunday time slot, instead SBS broadcasted the NongShim Love Sharing Concert.

The 10th ‘NongShim Love Sharing Concert’, done together with the Korean Red Cross, aimed to help the needy people. The visitors can come to the event by bringing 2 bags of NongShim Shin Ramyeon as their donation.

And for the concert, some great performances lineup, including duet single performance by 2NE1 CL and Gong MinJi with ‘Please Don’t Go’.

Go under the cut for the rest of the performances.

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Big Mama Lee Young Hyun does solo with ‘Sorry, I Love You’

Missing some of that great vocals from group Big Mama, member Lee YoungHyun from Big Mama recently went solo with an upcoming solo album to be released on 5th November.

The MV to her solo title song ‘Sorry, I Love You’ was revealed on 31st October.

We definitely need more of such vocals in Kpop.

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YG Ent is the top company netizens want to apply for to be singers


Netizens have picked YG Entertainment as the company they want to enter in as singer the most, and as the company they can trust the best.

A survey was done from 15th to 22nd September on community portal site DCInside on the question of “If you are a singer wannabe, which company do you want to enter the most and which company can you trust the most?” and YG Entertainment has came in #1 on the survey.

Find out the other entertainment companies voted on the survey.

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YG singer JiEun to comeback as Lady Collection after 2 years


YG singer JiEun (JC) will comeback as vocal group ‘Lady Collection‘ after 2 yaers.

And with that, Lady Collection will release a self titled mini album ‘Lady Collection’ on 17th October online.

Known for her great singing capabilities, JC will get to work with 2 other singers from YG to make 3-member Lady Collection, coming back into the Kpop world.

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