Tag Archives: Rainbow

Are girl groups buying back their albums?

[Credit : allkpop.com]

The flood of girl groups this year might actually be doing some damage to the music industry (besides saturating the idol market). Netizens are raising suspicions over manipulated album sales statistics from three girl groups, and consequently, Hanteo – an album sales anaylst site – has become the center of hot attention.

Apparently, netizens spotted sudden spikes in album sales from the Brave Girls, Rainbow, and4minute, which caused some concerned discussions on various community boards as to whether companies were actually buying back their albums to create an ‘all-kill’ effect. Because the Korean music market isn’t as strong as it could be, it only takes a few thousand sales to achieve that much-coveted ‘all-kill’ title.

In effect, all it would take for an agency to bump their rookies to the next level is to spend a little extra money to help push false reports about ‘all-kill’ titles, and hopefully grab a music program trophy in the process.

But where did it all begin?

It all started with Brave Girls suddenly dominating charts overnight with over 4,000 in album sales. It’s a feat that they cleared barely a week into their debut, while senior girl groups with established fanbases like SISTAR and SECRET took much longer to achieve those same numbers.

Netizens have been watching as Rainbow followed with a sudden spike in sales. Soon after, 4minute recorded nearly 5,000 sales in just under two days to keep up with the others on the charts.

On Hanteo, a netizen wrote, “Because Brave Girls is buying back their own albums, Rainbow is now forced to keep up and have bought back their own albums in the second week of their promotions.  4minute is also competing for that #1 title so of course, they are starting to buy it back as well. Even if artists win #1 on charts, we need to keep it quiet to prevent this.”

Another netizen wrote, “What exactly are they going to do with all of the albums they bought back? Despite it being such a blatant case of buying back their own albums, they’re claiming it’s not. Now people are accusing f(x) of buying back because they’re the next girl group comeback.”

An anonymous industry representative said, “These days, album sales are an indication of a fandom’s strength. To rookies that have yet to establish a name or fanbase for themselves, it’s only natural that accusations of buying back albums will follow when they suddenly dominate album charts. It’s reality.”


Advertisements
Tagged , ,

Top 15 Idols with hot bodies!

[Credit : dkpopnews.net]

TOP 15 :

1. Rain
2. G.NA
3. Taecyeon/2PM
4. UEE/Afterschool
5. Changmin/2AM
6. Lee Hyori
7. Changmin/DBSK
8. Yuri/SNSD
9. Hwang Jung Eum
10. Lee Joon/MBLAQ
11. Siwon/Super Junior
12. Hyosung/Secret
13. Daesung/Big Bang
14. Jaekyung/Rainbow
15. Taeyang/Big Bang

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

4minute wins #1 on M! Countdown + other performances

[Credit : allkpop.com]

Mnet’s M! Countdown is back with another episode of great performances and musical treats.

Besides the usual stages, there were debuts for Block B, A Pink, and Lita, while CNBLUE put on a special stage as a treat for winning consecutive #1s over the past three episodes.

Songs that charted.

It was a battle between Big BangRainbow, and 4minute for the #1 spot on M! Countdown today, and in the end, it was latter who grabbed the win amidst much tears tonight.

Congratulations to 4minute on their first win since making a comeback!

Other performers who stood on stage included Handsome People, Lee Hyun, Go Eun, Ye Ara, Girl’s Day, Brian, Tony An, Wheesung, Mighty Mouth, Jung In, Yangpa, Clover, and Na Yoon Kwon.

Check out their performances below!


Tagged , , , , , , , , , , ,

Rainbow introduced as leaders of the new Hallyu wave

[Credit : allkpop.com]

The ladies of Rainbow have been selected as the idol leaders of the new Hallyu wave! The group was recently featured as the first idol interview on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade’s official blog, “Diplomacy Wing“.

The interview introduced the girls as the first new generation of stars that will be leading the new Hallyu wave, and discussed topics on the the future of Hallyu itself.

Rainbow revealed that they were learning new languages for their international activities, and shared some fun stories involving their international fans.

On being Hallyu stars, the girls stated, “Since our fans nicknamed us ‘hard working idols’, we will always be doing our best. We hope to promote in more countries abroad and raise awareness of Korean and Korean culture.”

Tagged ,

Which K-pop artist do the Japanese most want to get to know?

[Credit : allkpop.com]

Via tokyohive:

On April 10th, WOWOW aired the big South Korean music event “DREAM CONCERT 2010” in Japan and many Japanese K-pop fans were pleased to see the performances of many of their favorite Korean artists on TV.

Prior to the broadcast goo/NTT DoCoMo wanted to find out which K-pop artist their members were most curious about and yesterday they released the results of this mobile poll. The results shouldn’t be that surprising when looking at the current success of the various K-pop groups in Japan. Check out the complete ranking below.

(For those of you curious as to why TVXQ or Big Bang weren’t on the list, they picked the artists from the lineup that performed at DREAM CONCERT 2010).

Which K-pop artist do you want to get to know the most?

01 – 5,124 votes – KARA                                                                
02 – 2,665 votes – I’m not interested in K-pop
03 – 2,155 votes – Shoujo Jidai (SNSD)
04 – 688 votes – CNBLUE
05 – 397 votes – 2PM
06 – 369 votes – BEAST
07 – 355 votes – SUPER JUNIOR
08 – 260 votes – 4Minute
09 – 213 votes – SHINee
10 – 94 votes – T-ara
11 – 88 votes – AFTER SCHOOL
12 – 82 votes – MBLAQ
13 – 71 votes – ZE:A
14 – 43 votes – Lee Hyori
14 – 43 votes – U-KISS
16 – 35 votes – Wonder Girls
17 – 34 votes – f(x)
18 – 19 votes – RAINBOW
19 – 10 votes – F.CUZ


Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

K-POP Artists’ In Twitter!

K-POP GROUPS

Super Junior

Heechul(희철・@Heedictator)

Shindong(신동・@ShinsFriends) 

Donghae(동해・@donghae861015)

Eunhyuk(은혁・@AllRiseSilver)

Siwon(시원・@siwon407)

Leeteuk(이특・@special1004)

Ryeowook(려욱・@ryeong9)

Yesung(예성・@shfly3424)

Kyuhyun(규현・@GaemGyu)

Kibum(기범・@ikmubmik)

Henry(Super Junior-M・@henrylau89)

TVXQ – JYJ

Yoochun(유천・@6002theMicky)

Jaejoong(재중・@mjjeje)

Junsu(준수・@0101xiahtic)

Big Bang

Taeyang(태양・@Realtaeyang)

KARA

Park Gyuri(박규리・@gyuri88)

Han Seung-yeon(한승연・@fateflysy)

Goo Ha-ra(구하라・@_sweethara)

Nicole(니콜・@_911007)

Kang Jiyoung(강지영・@kkangjii)

2NE1

Bom(박봄・@harooluvstar)

Minzy(민지・@mingkki21)

2PM

Nichkhun(닉쿤・@Khunnie0624)

Junsu(준수・@Jun2daKAY)

Junho(준호・@dlwnsghek)

Taecyeon(택연・@taeccool)

Wooyoung(우영・@taeccool)

Chansung(찬성・@2PMagreement211)

2AM

Jo Kwon(조권・@2AMkwon)

Changmin(창민・@2AMCHANGMIN)

Jinwoon(진운・@2AMjinwoon) 

Seulong(슬옹・@2AMONG)

SS501

Heo Young Saeng(허영생・@mystyle1103)

Park Jung Min(박정민・@JungMin0403)

Kim Kyu Jong(김규종・@2kjdream)

Kim Hyung Jun(김현준・@HyungJun87)

4Minute

Kwon So Hyun(권소현・@4M_kkwonsso)

Kim Hyuna(김현아・@4M_hyunah)

Jeon Ji Yoon(전지윤・@4M_Jiyunit)

Nam Ji Hyun(남지현・@chungglenjh)

FT Island

Lee Hongki(이홍기・@skullhong)

Choi Jong Hun(최종훈・@FtGtJH)

Lee Jae Jin(이재진・@saico011)

Song Seung Hyun(송승현・@chungxuan)

CN Blue

@cnblue_4

Miss A

Jia(지아・@missA_jia)

Min(민・@missA_min)

Fei(페이・@missA_fei)

Suzy(수지・@missA_suzy)

After School

Kahi(가희・@misskahi)

Bekah(베카・@__BEKAH)

Lizzy(리지・@Lizzy_sy)

Raina(레이나・@raina57)

Jung Ah(정아・@AS_JungAh)

Jooyeon(주연・@ASJuPal)

Uee(유이・@uuuei)

Secret

Zinger(징거・@HANAZINGER) 

Ji Eun(송지은・@SECRETsongjieun) 

Rainbow

Kim Jae Kyung(김재경・@JaeKyung_K)

No Eul(노을・@No_Eul)

Jung Yoon Hye(정윤혜・@Yoonhye90)

Cho Hyun Young(조현영・@Hyunyoung_C)

Kim Ji Sook(김지숙・@Jisook718)

Go Woo Ri(고우리・@nunino)

U-KISS

Alexander(알렉산더・@alexander_0729)

Eli(일라이・@u_kisseli)

Kevin Woo(케빈・@Kevinwoo91)

Soohyun(수현・@ukissSH)

Kibum(기범・@90KKB)

Dongho(동호・@Dongho94)

Kiseop(기섭・@KiSSeop91)

Wonder Girls

Ye-Eun(예은・@WGyenny)

Yu-Bin(유빈・@WGyubin)

Hye-Rim(혜림・@WG_Lim)

So-Hee(소희・@WGsohee)

Sun-Ye(선예・@WGsun)

Sun-Mi(선미・@mimimimi0502)

Supernova

Kim Sungje(김성제・@Sj861117sj)

Kim Kwangsu(김광수・@anankwangdayo)

Park Geonil(박건일・@geonil2)

Jung Yunhak(정윤학・@chyh1202)

Song Jihyuk(송지혁・@xornjsz1)

Yoon Sungmo(윤성모・@Romeo2123)

BEAST (B2ST)

Doo Joon(윤두준・@BeeeestDJ)

Jun Hyung(용준형・@Joker891219)

Yo Seob(양요섭・@helloimys)

Gi Kwang(이기광・@B2stGK)

Dong Woon(손동운・@B2stGK)

MBLAQ

G.O(G.O・@MBLAQGO) 

Seung Ho(승호・@MBLAQSH) 

Mir(미르・@BangMir)

Thunder(천둥・Cheon Doong・@MBLAQCD)

INFINITE

L(엘・@INFINITELKIM)

Sung Kyu(성규・@leadergyu)

Dong Woo(동우・@ddww1122) 

Woo Hyun(우현・@wowwh)

Hoya(호야・@hoya1991)

Sung Yeol(성열・@Seongyeol1991)

Sung Jong(성종・@infiniteyounges)

TRAX

X-Mas(정모・Jung Mo・@guitarjm)

ZE:A

Hwang Kwang Hee(광희・@hwangkwanghee)

Supreme Team

Simon D(@2AMkwon)

E-Sens(@esens0209)

T-Max

Kim Jun(김준・@kj0203) 

Shin Min Chul(신민철・@tmaxminchul) 

Park Han Bi(박한비・@hanbi0603) 

Joo Chan Yang(주찬양・@joochanyang)

SG Wannabe

Kim Jin Ho(김진호・@MOKSOLEE) 

Lee Seok Hun(이석훈・@leeseokhoon) 

Kim Yong Jun(김용준・@sgkimyongjun)

T-ara

Eunjung(은정・@taraeunjung1212) 

Jiyeon(지연・@pjy1234) 

Qri(큐리・@QriPretty) 

Hyomin(효민・@b89530)

Boram(보람・@Boram86322)

Brown Eyed Girls

Miryo(미료・@MIRYOakaJOHONEY) 

Narsha(나르샤・@flyx2NAL) 

Jea(제아・@Jeaworld)

Davichi

Kang Min-Kyung(강민경・@iamkmk) 

Lee Hae-Ri(이해리・@tweethaeri)

8Eight

Joo Hee(주희・@joohee9)

Baek Chan(백찬・@8EIGHTchan)

F.Cuz

Jin On(진온・@jinchulvv) 

Lee U(이유・@LUsyndrome) 

Kan(칸・@ChoiKanism) 

Ye Jun(예준・@Only1yejun)

Girl’s Day

Ji Hae(지해・@Girls_Day_Jihae) 

So Jin(소진・@Girls_Day_Sojin) 

Yura(유라・@Girls_Day_Yura) 

Min Ah(민아・@Girls_Day_Minah)

Haeri(혜리・@Girls_Day_Hyeri)

The Boss (D-NA, DGNA, Dae Guk Nam Ah, 대국남아 )

official (@theboss0304)

Karam (가람・@karam0628)

Injun (인준・@InJun0309)

Jay (제이・@jay940331)

Mika (미카・@Mika90628)

Hyunmin (현민・@whm0722)

5Dolls

Soomi(수미・@leesumi00)

A Pink

Oh Ha Young(오하영・@apinkohy)

Son Na Eun(손나은・@apinksne)

Hong Yoo Kyung(홍유경・@apinkhyk)

Park Cho Rong(박초롱・@apinkpcr)

YB

Yoon Do Hyun(윤도현・@ybrocks)

Park Tae Hee(박태희・ベーシスト@7brightstar)

Kim Jin Won(김진원・ドラマー・@tandakim)

Clazziquai

Alex(알렉스・@BeastFromSunday)

Epik High

TABLO(타블로・@blobyblo)

DJ DOC

Lee Ha Neul(이하늘・@2DOSA)

Kim Chang Ryeol(김창열・@doc0102)

Leessang

Gil(길・@gillmeo)

LPG

Eun Byul(은별・@91478960)

Su Yun(수연・@lucy_love_0520)

Yurisangja (유리상자)

Park Seung-wha(박승화・@yuribox14)

Lee Se-jun(이세준・@boxjoon)

K-POP SOLO ARTISTS

BoA

SE7EN(@officialse7en)

Rain(@29rain)

JOO(@JOOJYPE)

Drunken Tiger(@DrunkenTigerJK)

Brian Joo(@Brianjoomuzik・Fly To The Sky)

MC Mong(MC몽・@monkeyfunch)

Seo In Guk(서인국・@sigstyle1023)

IVY(아이비・@ivygreentee)

Kim C(김C・Hot Potato・@slykimc)

Kim Bum Soo(김범수・@BSKworld)

Kim Dong-ryool(김동률・@dongryulkim)

Lee Juck(이적・@jucklee)

Jang Ki Ha(장기하・@kihachang)

Younha(윤하・@younhaholic)

Uhm Jung-hwa(엄정화・@love_tangle)

Lee Soo Young(이수영・@singer_lee)

Maya(마야・@queenmayazzang)

Koo Jun Yup(구준엽・@djkoooo・DJ Koo・Clon)

Hwang Bo(황보・@Estella816・SHAKRA)

Son Ho Young(손호영・@dajungho2・GOD)

# follow them! ^-^

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,