The K-Pop scene has been dominated by the comeback of SM Entertainment’s girl group So Nyeo Shi Dae (Girls’ Generation) with their first mini album.
After being on a hiatus for more than 8 months since they released their single “Baby Baby”, the girls made a huge comeback last January 2009 and started the “Gee fever.” They released their first mini album which includes 5 songs, and it instantly topped both offline and online music charts. It has been the first album in 2009 to pass beyond 100,000 in number of sales, proving their immense popularity.
“Gee” is a well-made bubblegumpop song that can get stuck in your head for a very long time. Its light, lively, and easy-to-sing-with tune give a refreshing feel to anyone who listens to it. Even my non-Kpop fan friends also liked the song and the video!! ^_^ I’m actually very glad that SNSD retained their wholesome image, unlike the Wonder Girls who changed their image with “So Hot.”
SNSD became so big that their white shirt and skinny jeans attire in the video were imitated by the people. Their “crab leg” dance also became very popular. The girls also made a record in KBS’ Music Bank for being number one for 9 consecutive weeks!!!
Now, after 3 whole months of promoting “Gee”, the girls will once again go on a short hiatus to prepare for their next song.
For those of you who haven’t heard “Gee”, please listen to it and I guarantee you thatyou will love it ^_^
Download link for the song “Gee”:
Download link for the dance MV version of “Gee”:
As something ends, another begins…
27 03 2009
YG Entertainment finally announced the name of their girl group that’s going to debut soon. Formerly referred to by fans as the “Female Big Bang”, the group’s name is 21 (To Anyone). Wanna know who the members are? Sandara Park, Park Bom, CL and Gong Min Ji. Their team leader will be CL.
Can you believe it? Sandara is there! Haha. Of course, the Filipinos know her. Who could ever forget the Star Circle Quest girl who sang the despicable “In or Out” song? Nice. I just hope that she got better in singing.
I still can’t forget that she was branded as the “BoA of the Philippines”. Puh-lease. I don’t know why people called her that. THEY ARE NOT ON THE SAME LEVEL. Beauty-wise? It’s BoA. Dancing? It’s BoA. Singing? Definitely, BoA. Success? BoA. Popularity? BoA. I do not HATE Sandara, per se. It’s just that I get infuriated whenever I read articles or see in Pops in Seoul that Sandara IS the Philippines’ BoA. I’m a big BoA fanatic, that’s why I find that as an insult. Again, I’m not an anti, Sandy fans. So please do not bash BoA because of what I wrote. I actually want to see her career flourish in Korea. When that happens, maybe she can Big Bang to the Philippines. Hehe.
And yeah, Sandara was then recruited by YG Entertainment, the talent agency of Se7en and Big Bang. She appeared with TOP of Big Bang, and even had a kissing scene with him (lucky girl), in one of Gummy’s MVs. She appeared in the K-Drama “Return of Iljimae”, and is filming for another drama with TOP and Seungri of Big Bang . (She is sooooo lucky!).
Now, she’s going to debut as a singer! To help promote their group, Big Bang and LG collaborated with them for a single and a commercial for LG Cyon.
Here’s the DL link for their song “Lollipop”, if you guys want to hear it. I only downloaded it because Big Bang is here: http://www.sendspace.com/file/moih0u
’21’ pic and some info credits to: minsarang.wordpress.com ^_^