The fabulous ladies of TaeTiSeo have demonstrated the star power of Hallyu super-group Girl’s Generation by sweeping the weekend music broadcasts.
As of today, TaeTiSeo’s hit single “Twinkle” has hit #1 on network broadcasts KBS2TV‘s ‘Music Bank‘ and SBS‘s ‘Inkigayo‘, as well as cable programs such as Mnet‘s ‘M! Countdown‘ and MBC MUSIC‘s ‘Show! Champion‘.
Furthermore, the mini-album ‘Twinkle‘ is also demonstrating its hit status by retaining the number 1 spot on the physical album charts, extending its dominance to two consecutive weeks at number 1 since its release.
“Twinkle” has been receiving much love for its fun combination of throwback funky sounds with modern dance sounds. The loveable ladies were able to showcase their mature vocals and grooves in this particular hit, which marked a contrast in style from the past hits of Girl’s Generation.
In light of the overwhelmingly positive response to “Twinkle”, the ladies of TaeTiSeo are expected to extend their streak in popularity for the weeks to come!
Secret’s Jeon Hyo Seong made people envious by showing off her voluptuous figure even after she lost weight.
On May 11, an online community posted several recent pictures of Jeon with the caption, “Jeon Hyo Seong lost weight but she still has a voluptuous figure.”
In the pictures, even though Jeon is young, she is showing off her beautiful and resilient legs. She is also showing off her voluptuous figure in a low cut top. She was praised for her firm figure even before she started losing weight. She made female fans envious by being recognized as a representative for women with voluptuous figures.
People responded: “She doesn’t need to lose weight to look beautiful.” “She is not even chubby.” “I hope she can be free from her diet someday.” “I envy Jeon Hyo Seong.”
IU recently drew a lot of attention by appearing on Nature.
An online community posted a picture with the caption, “IU appeared on the journal Nature.” Nature, a world wide scientific journal, says, “This instance of predefined nano-patterning is intended as an inscription of the letters “IU,” which together spell the name of a popular Korean singer.”
Professor Nam Koo Hyun from Ehwa Womans University formed a team with KAIST and studied the crack manipulation as a promising tool for nanofabrication. They carved IU’s name in English to prove that they have finished studying successfully.
People responded: “This is daebak.” “IU is amazing to be introduced on Nature.” “IU has made a reputation in the world.” “IU is the general trend.”
With its song “Alone,” Sistar is still remaining at the top of K-pop Hot 100 on Billboard for four weeks in a row.
According to the group’s agency, Starship Entertainment, “Alone” has ranked at the top since the third week of April to the second week of May. It was also placed no. 1 on online streaming chart and mobile chart of Gaon Chart.
In the domestic music market where a song would not last more than day on a chart, Sistar solely leading the way is considered very exceptional.
A staff member of their agency says, “Despite a galaxy of great artists is returning, we’re simply thankful for Sistar’s remarkable outcome on various music charts. We’ll return your love and support with better performances.”
Currently, Sistar is building its reputation with the song “Alone.”
Recently, the number of U-Kiss fans overseas has increased over 300,000 people.
On May 11, the group’s agency said, “Over 300,000 people signed up for the group’s fan club, and 150,000 of them are Japanese. Indeed, it’s a remarkable outcome after the group’s debut in Japan.”
U-Kiss Japanese agency, Avex is observing the group’s potential growth closely. A staff member of the company evaluated the group, “U-Kiss’ popularity has grown so much that it seems to be able to succeed TVXQ.”
As to reflect his statement, the group itself is highly interested in activities abroad. U-Kiss was invited to the biggest music festival in Central and South America, the Evento 40, which will be held on May 12 as for the first Asian artist on the event.
The reason they are invited to the festival is because they are highly competent in communicating in several different languages. All members speak English, and some can even speak Japanese and Chinese which allows them a fast route to communicate with their foreign fans.
The more popular they become, the busier they are giving performances overseas. This will bring relatively low amount of domestic activities, so fans are raising concerned voices.
U-Kiss says, “We feel obliged and responsible in continuing the Hallyu boom which has already begun. So support us overcoming this growing pains and becoming true Hallyu stars who are for national interest as the leading character of Hallyu boom.”
Recently, the group Dalmatian revealed a teaser for “E.R,” the title track of their second mini-album.
The group is planning to return with State of Emergency on May 15, and in advance to their comeback performance, they revealed the teaser for “E.R”(Emergency Room) on May 11 on YouTube and M.net.com.
In this 38-second-long video, the group leaves an impression as they are transformed into men of strong charisma.
The teaser starts off with a siren, and members appear on beds of an operating room. Its dynamic melody and visual effects that fit the title make a great harmony, bringing up fans’ expectations high.
In addition, the group catches fans’ eyes and ears as they appeal with new tattoos and their masculine, sexy charm as they have taken shirts off.
A staff member of the group’s agency says, “Just taking a glimpse of the teaser, you’ll learn the concept of this album at once. Through the upcoming music video and the group’s official activity on TV, you’ll see a new side of Dalmatian, which is completely different from their previous one.”
Dalmatian’s second mini-album State of Emergency will be revealed both online and offline on May 15.
On May 12, 6:30 p.m., the 2012 Dream Concert, titled “I Love You, Korea” was held at the Sangam Olympic Stadium in Seoul.
The Dream Concert is one of the most influential K-pop events, held in every May with the cause of helping adolescents and youths have their dreams and hopes. The mega-scale concert invites famous acts from overseas as well as those in domestic.”
This year’s Dream Concert was made appearances by some 20 acts, including TVXQ, SNSD, 2PM, MBLAQ, Sistar, IU, B2ST, 4MINUTE, Infinite, Teen Top, T-ara, Kara, Davichi, and K-Will.
As for the host of the high-profile concert, 2PM’s Taec Yeon, Kara’s Seung Yeon, and ZE:A’s Im Siwan were cast. Taec Yeon and Seung Yeon already proved they are qualified emcees. Siwan debuted himself as an emcee through this event.
Featured by loads of top acts, the 2012 Dream Concert was sponsored by Hyundai Oil Bank and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
IU’s new single “Every End of the Day” is still remaining at the top of music charts.
As of May 12 at around 5:00 p.m., IU is staying no.1 on major music websites such as Melon, M.net, Bugs, and Olleh Music. Since it was released on the 11th of May at midnight, her music has been resting at the top for two nights.
The song was composed by Park Keun Tae and Kim Do Hoon, and Kim Yi Na has written the lyrics. It has received explosive reactions from fans as it expresses IU’s unique, cheerful sensitivity.
The winner of Super Star K3, Ulala Session, and SNSD’s unit group, TaeTiSeo, are also appealing with great potential on charts. Ulala Session’s new song “Beautiful Night” ranks second, third, and fifth on M.net, Bugs, and Melon, threatening IU’s current position.
On the other hand, TaeTiSeo is showing off its strength in music market as its title track “Twinkle” is placed second on Melon and Olleh Music while ranked fourth on M.net. In just a week, their music video earned over 10 million hits on YouTube, obviously proving their global popularity.
After sweeping away all top rankings during the first half of the year, Busker Busker has now yielded its crown to other pop singers, but is still resting high rankings, continuing to build up reputation.