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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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Kim JongMin, “ChangMin is amongst my list of top singers in Korea”

Kim JongMin praises 2AM ChangMin.

2AM, Cheon MyungHoon and Kim JongMin were present for the recent filming of SBS E!TV ‘Variety Production’.

On the show, 2AM ChangMin talked about the process of getting his current vocals capabilities. With that, Kim JongMin said, “I think there are less than 5 singers whom I think have the best vocals in Korea,” pointing to veteran singers like Kim GunMo, Lee SeungChul and ShinJi etc, and the list includes ChangMin.

ChangMin then confessed, “To get my current voice, I changed it for 3 times.”

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[Updates] 19th High1 Seoul Music Awards – SNSD wins DaeSang!

The 19th High1 Seoul Music Awards took place on 3rd February in Seoul Olympic Park Fencing Stadium.

Go under the cut for the winners list.

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[Highlights] 2009 KBS Music Festival – 2PM ‘Again & Again’ wins top popularity song

2nd of the 3 largest annual music festivals for Kpop this year is 2009 KBS Music Festival. It is held in KBS Hall and live broadcast via 2 parts 85 minutes each on KBS2TV channel.

And group 2PM wins top popularity song from the viewers poll during the show with the song ‘Again & Again’!

Go under the cut for the performance flow and cuts.

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[Special] Your guide to year-end Gayo Daejuns and festivals!

We’ve come nearly to the end of year 2009, and it is the time of the year for Gayo DaeJuns and festivals put up by the 3 major broadcast companies in Korea – SBS, MBC and KBS.

Go under the cut to know what to expect for the gayo festivals this year!

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Performance lineup for KBS Gayo Festival revealed!

The performance lineup for upcoming KBS Gayo Festival to take place on 30th December has been revealed!

This year, we have some special stages lined up including couple dance stage by Son DamBi and Park Jin Young, and also special appearance from the 2Days1Night team.

Go under the cut to find out.

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Upcoming 19th High1 Seoul Music Awards nominee list revealed!

The nominee list for upcoming 19th High1 Seoul Music Awards 2010 has been revealed!

Said to be one of the Korean popular music award ceremonies established by Sports Seoul in the 1990s which contributed to many other award ceremonies later on, the 19th Seoul Music Awards awarding the best singers of year 2009 will be held on 3rd February 2010.

Nominee list under the cut.

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Nominees for 24th Golden Disk Awards 2009 revealed!

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The annual music award 24th Golden Disk Awards will be held coming 10th December.

There are about 30 nominees for album/disk award category this year. Go under the cut to see the full nominees list!

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