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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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MBC Music Core 09.01.2010 – Jo Kwon and GaIn perform ‘We Fell In Love’ live!

2AM Jo Kwon and Brown Eyed Girls GaIn did a special stage with the live performance of their duet song ‘We Fell In Love’ for MBC We Got Married on Music Core on 9th January.

Also under the cut are performance cuts for the show including:

  • HyunA‘s solo stage with ‘Change’
  • F.cuz‘s debut stage on MuCore with ‘Jiggy’
  • Jewelry‘s goodbye stage with ‘Love Story
  • Hot performances by After School, BEAST, SHINee, T-ara, YounHa, Brian etc.

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KBS Music Bank 08.01.2010: T-ara wins #1 for the 2nd week

On KBS Music Bank on 8th January, T-ara won #1 on KChart for the 2nd week with their song ‘Bo Peep Bo Peep’.

Also under the cut are performance cuts by performers like:

  • F.Cuz with their debut stage
  • HyunA with her solo debut stage
  • Also by Jewelry, Shoo, SHINee, T-ara, BEAST etc

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Looking back on the 2008 Kpop scene


What about the ‘Best Singer’, ‘Best Song’, ‘Best male and female singers’, ‘Best newcomer’ and ‘Best incident’ of 2008?

20 PDs from Korea’s 3 largest broadcasting company KBS, MBC and SBS came together to vote and here are the results.

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Bests of Asia at ASF 2008

Asia Song Festival 2008 closes under the brilliant fireworks on 4th October in Seoul World Cup Stadium, seeing the great performance coming from 12 performing teams from 20 countries in Asia.

Here are the highlights to the song festival…

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