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My response to Yang Hyun Suk’s “The idol-fad is over”

30 Sep

CEO of YG Entertainment, Yang Hyun Suk was interviewed recently and in one portion of the interview he said that the “idol fad” is over. Ofcourse this has given kpop fans a lot to think about and made me want to write a post responding to what YG said. I think, it’s best that you read the article if you have not done so already before you read my response. 🙂

When reading this article, my greatest confusion was over the word “fad” lol. Either Yang Hyun Suk actually did say this or it was put in the translation. What I think he meant by this is that the idol “era” is over, or idols being the centre of success in the music industry is over. Idols are the most successful and carry the hallyu wave strongly than ever today. But is this all over?

Yang Hyun Suk is the CEO of one of the big three Korean entertainment companies so in one way he should know what’s going on, but I have to say that I disagree with him. Not just because I’m biased towards idols and want their popularity to only get bigger and bigger, but because I am seeing the results myself of how the hallyu wave is spreading through the force of idols.

In the interview, YG mentioned the market has moved on to artists like Psy and Busker Busker. The whole crazy revolution of Psy and his song ‘Gangnam Style’ is mindblowing. That it is not only at the top end of the charts in the US but also is seeing the same results in the UK (where I live). And the UK is a country that although has many kinds of people living here, is not very open minded and aware of the rest of the world lol. Yes, Psy is considered to be kpop, but he is not your typical kpop; he’s not in a pretty boy -boy band, he’s not in his 20s and known for his chocolate abs (haha) he is however someone that has gained success and caused a storm in his home country just for being different; just for being him. As you can see here from his video below, Psy isn’t making any huge efforts to make it big in the US as he already has a huge fanbase supporting him. J

The thing about Gangnam Style though is that it does not represent the be all and end all of idols and that the world is wanting something new. The song’s success reminds me of the other non-English songs that got to the top of the charts in the US and UK; such as: Las Ketchup by Asereje, Dragostea Din Tei by O-Zone. Both these songs were absolutely huge, everyone played them at every party, everyone was dancing along and attempting to sing them, and when the hype died down we never heard from these groups again (atleast those outside their home countries never heard from them again). I think the exact same thing will happen with Gangnam Style. I actually made a comment on allkpop’s article saying this:

I really hope it’s not over 😦 I think Psy success with Gangnam style was just an example of a one time thing. He got lucky. It’s not like the US is gonna be wanting loads of albums from him. It doesn’t mean no one wants rookies. The kpop industry has definitely changed but not in the way that all rookies do not stand a chance anymore. It has only grown. And their success goes not only beyond Korea but beyond Asia as well.

Well that’s basically my opinion on the whole idea of the idol market being past its end. It’s not.

And someone actually made a good point in response to the article:

There is evidence happening to support that the idol market is not at its end. It is growing and new groups are coming out bringing something new to offer.

I was actually quite shocked and had to re-read the sentence a few times to make sure I actually read right when I saw that the interviewer asked YG, “It seems there weren’t many idol groups that performed well in the first half of the year. Why do you think that is?” …Er, hello? Are you kidding me? B.A.P? EXO? The leaders of the Big 3 have continuously agreed that rookies who have been debuting the past two years or so have just been getting more and more talented when it came to dancing and singing and even acting. For the interviewer to say that there weren’t many idols groups that performed well in the first half of the year is crazy! Groups like that who I mentioned before were continuously praised for their image of seeming like idols that have been around for some time. Meaning their talent is like that of a group with a lot of stage performance experience and the same sort of skills. I think the thing that made EXO and B.A.P gain popularity so quickly is their concept that made them stand out and their mind-blowing talent. The rapping of Bang and Zelo; the amazing notes of D.O. and Chen; and Kai… kpop’s new dancing machine.

It also kind of annoys me how people say that kpop is not the same anymore or it is dead now. Did you think that when you first got into kpop that in ten years time groups like TVXQ, Super Junior, and Big Bang would still be all young and cute and dancing around all energetically on stage? The whole music industry is a continuously changing face. Kpop 5 years ago wasn’t the same as it was 5 years before that, and will not be the same is as it is today 5 years later than now. We can’t just have SNSD, Big Bang, Super Junior, TVXQ, FT Island, Wonder Girls, SHINee, 2PM, etc being our only kpop groups and not having any more groups debuting after that. I mean, don’t get me wrong I totally think there are way too many groups debuting at one time. In 2010/2011 there was a continuous influx of new girl groups (I remember once they were even considering making a movie out of the rookie girl group revolution lol); this year is the year of boy groups. But the thing is that some of these groups are actually good and a lot of them do not get the attention that they deserve because the majority of people (including me) are thinking: “Argh, another group’s debuted today that I will not pay any attention to.” And if those very talented groups debuted just a few years earlier they would have got so many attention like they were the shiny new toy in the kpop industry.

I’m sure that the hip hop fans miss what hip hop used to be in the 90s and such, and rock fans miss all those songs from years ago that they used to listen to, but kpop is still as awesome as it used to be (trust me!!) it has just changed, grown, stretched and become more international. From Fin.K.L and S.E.S to SNSD and Wonder Girls to A Pink and Ace of Angels. From H.O.T and Shinhwa to Super Junior and Big Bang to 2PM and SHINee to EXO, Nu’est, B.A.P, BtoB, VIXX, 100% (:D) haha! There are lots of idol groups debuting and more to come but there actually are some groups that are different, stand out amongst the crowd and deserve more of our support. This must be the hardest era of kpop to be successful in for a rookie group.

The fact is that kpop is growing in size shows that the idol “fad” is NOT over and is only appealing to more areas of music and the world. The different generations of kpop are vital to appeal to whoever wants to listen to kpop in that time. I look forward to what kpop has to offer in the coming years and hope to say as a firm supporter of kpop. And YG… I don’t know mayn. I’m looking forward to your SuPearls tho. Lol 😀

Well thanks for reading up til here, I know I can go on and on just to explain my point kekeke

YG photo credit: ohkpop

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My Complete BIAS List (Top 20)

20 Jun

My Bias List..

KPOP Terminology: “Bias”: the favourite group a kpop fan has or the favourite member of said group the kpop fan has 🙂

This is a concept that kpoppers get very excited when talking about it. The list of top favourite groups and their biases from those groups. This subject is something that I find very interesting when hearing about others’ bias lists and I always have fun sharing mine on the internet in some form. I’ve never done it in full though, so as someone who loves a wide spectrum of k-pop groups, my bias list is long but I will only explain my absolute top groups that I follow the most and love the most and get me excited the most! The rest I will include in a less detailed form.

My bias list will include my fav groups (from most favourite to least favourite); my bias in that group and my favourite song from that group.

So… here we go!

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and now we have come to the time of the unveiling of MY COMPLETE BIAS LIST!

#1: BIGBANG

Niga saranghaji, Sorry I’m a bad boy | Geurae charari tteona jal gayo, You’re a good girl

it’s BIGBANG yo!!

Bias member: T.O.P | Favourite song: Lies

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#2: Super Junior

Super Junior! The Last Man Standing!

😀

Bias member: Siwon & Heechul | Favourite song: Sorry Sorry

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#3: EXO

EXO tteona oneul bame!

Bias member: Kai♥♥♥♥♥ | Favourite song: MAMA

😀 😀 😀 Continue reading

What’s the deal with SS501?

15 Jun

Side note: SS501 fans, please don’t hate me. I wrote this post because I was interested in the whole situation of SS501 since I first got into k-pop  a few years ago. Although I don’t listen to SS501’s music, I still cannot even figure out if they are popular/famous or not. So please, of you are a fan tell me after reading this post 🙂

So this will be more of a question for you all. Like, what’s the deal with SS501?

I still can’t work out whether they are popular or not. I even did a little research on them and found out they are completely split into different companies but aparently are not disbanded? And they debuted in 2005 so they’ve been around for quite some time (same year as Super Junior). SS501 were one of the first groups I ever heard about when I got into k-pop. I continuously heard about them, I think becuase they are like 2nd Generation k-pop. But just being a k-pop fan I could tell that SS501 weren’t that popular. I thought they would be since they’ve been going since even before groups like Big Bang and Super Junior but I can definitely tell their popularity is NO WHERE NEAR the likes of Big Bang and Super Junior. SS501 aren’t going on big Asia tours like some of their juniors are.

I know Kim Hyun Joongs quite popular because he was in Boys Before Flowers which is considered to be a classic Korean drama but he isn’t that popular because I remember despite having all that popularity and two awesome songs last year: ‘Break Down’ and Please’, he didn’t win loads of mutizens in his 2011 round of promotions.

The other members aren’t that talked about like Kim Hyun Joong is. I only know Kim Hyung Joon because he is the older brother of the former U-Kiss member, Kim Kibum 😦 and he has a very similar name to Kim Hyun Joong so it’s very easy to remember his name. LOL!

I don’t know if SS501 were just as active and talked about as groups like SHINee or a group like that when they were still together but please tell in the comments below if you know because SS501 are very interesting. And if they are not disbanded when exactly are they going to promote together again?

If you know the answer to the SS501 dilemma, or are a fan of them, please tell me in the comments below.

Thanks! 😀

My Bias List – part 3

14 Jun

My Bias List..

KPOP Terminology: “Bias”: the favourite group a kpop fan has or the favourite member of said group the kpop fan has 🙂

This is a concept that kpoppers get very excited when talking about it. The list of top favourite groups and their biases from those groups. This subject is something that I find very interesting when hearing about others’ bias lists and I always have fun sharing mine on the internet in some form. I’ve never done it in full though, so as someone who loves a wide spectrum of k-pop groups, my bias list is long but I will only explain my absolute top groups that I follow the most and love the most and get me excited the most! The rest I will include in a less detailed form.

My bias list will include my fav groups (from most favourite to least favourite); my bias in that group and my favourite song from that group.

So… here we go!

 #3: EXO

EXO tteona oneul bame!

Right now, I’m like completely and utterly obsessed with EXO. Like you would think that they’re #1 on my bias list becuase they have totally changed my life around. I was never even like this when I actually acted as a hardcore VIP, but from a further perspective, BIGBANG are still my further number one (even though I really don’t like their sudden change in style) and EXO come 3rd on my bias list probably because I still have a way so to go in growing with EXO. It is actually a fear that EXO really will become #1 someday. I actually do not want that to happen. But  if Big Bang venture away from what made me fall in love with them in the first place, then…

But ANYWAY! It’s time to talk about why I love EXO so much!

From that day back in January 2011, when SM released news about a new upcoming boy group with the code name ‘M1’ I knew that they were going to be HUGE! Just looking at how quickly SHINee rose to pure success, and then the whole timing of EXO, as the Hallyu wave was getting bigger and more wide spread, I just know that EXO were going to be even more successful in even less time than thier seniors SHINee.

We heard a bit more news from SM about this M1; the whole splitting to promote in China and Korea at the same time, I admit, I didn’t really like that idea, but I still know I was gonna support them because being trainees of SM, I knew EXO were gonna be amazing dancers and singers and just EPIC!

By the time SM released the very first teaser (Kai)… THAT WAS IT! I had been totally convinced that EXO were going to be the greatest group in HISTORY (pun intended)! I remember fangirling about how Kai must be the dancing machine of EXO and how totally looked like a more manly version of SHINee’s Taemin! And I LOVE Taemin; so it was just awesome!

 By the second teaser with Kai and Luhan, I was practically WORSHIPPING the group. The way the two of them danced in sync like that was just amazing. Then Tao came out with the third teaser. I thought he was some Kung Fu master being from China and all. I remember being so hyped up after that I was writing in my diary, that I’d put him up for a fight with Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan and he would win! Crazy, but Tao in that teaser, really impressed me.

Throughout the period where all the teasers were released I just completely fell in love with Kai and I remember everyone started to dislike him because he appeared in more teasers than everyone else. But I think that’s not right to be that way, even though some members like XiuMin, Chanyeol and Chen should’ve definitely had more teasers, most of the teasers were dancing and Kai is the dancing machine, so he obviously would appear in more. I don’t think SM was favouriting him like people said, afterall, ALL members of EXO are unbelievably BEAUTIFUL.

But anyway, moving away from the teasers and onto EXO as a fully established debuted group. All 12 members just seem like absolute perfection to me (even though Luhan seems a little evil sometimes…). All the pairings and shippings ~ GAH!!!! EXO are definitely an SM Entertainment group.

The music video for ‘MAMA’ was thr greatest music video in kpop HISTORY! Lol. I love how they all have super powers and their symbols that match their super powers. Their talent is even better than I though it would be, with the dancing and D.O. and Chen’s vocals. Even though I don’t understand what they are singing unless I look up the English translations, I can actually feel their singing and that is just an amazing ability to deliver such emotion through your singing like that. D.O. and Chen are definitely my favourite vocals in EXO.

EXO are GREAT!

EXO will be LEGENDS!

Favourite song: MAMA

“MAMA” *raises hand to the sky to imitate worshipping EXO.*

Lolol. This song. Man. This song is just EPIC! From the day it was performed at EXO’s showcase in Korea to this day, it has just not gotten old. Usually I would not be able to listen to a song everyday like that and not get  bored of it. There’s something about this song where you just love it more and more everyday. It’s very very different from other k-pop songs. It incorporates different genres and it talks about a serious issue about how we as humans have become towards one another. Usually k-pop songs are about love/crushes and it’s hard to find a really deep and meaningful song like this. Also, the fact that the song was composed by the legendary Yoo Young Jin makes it even better. For those who don’t know him by his name, he is just the greatest producer in the whole WORLD; he created the magic of many SM hits like ‘Sorry Sorry’ and many many more and is the creator of that famous SMP sound of SM Entertainment. I LOVE YOO YOUNG JIN ❤

On a side note, I remember when I first heard ‘MAMA’, it reminded me of Super Junior’s ‘Don’t Don’ :3 Lol. I really really love the song, I think it’s just an absolutely EPIC song for EXO to have debuted with. It’s sounds equally awesome in both Chinese and Korean.

Member Bias: Kai ♥♥♥♥

*sighs* My husband, Kai. That’s right ~ he’s mine! Lol!

I could really go on talking about Kai, but really… I’ve written a lot on the last two sections of this post, so I will purposefully make this one short. ^^First of all, isn’t he so beautiful. It didn’t take me long before I was totally obsessed with him. From the first teaser, I just thought he was really cute and looked like Taemin, very soon after that, his dancing and sexiness just made me fall in love, and then I saw how cute he was in his personality. He’s a completely different person to how he is on stage. He has so much charisma and is so intense when he gets in the zone to perform on stage and the way he plays with the fangirls. Then just normally, he’s just the cutest thing. The way he gets embarassed so easily.  From the showcases up until now, I feel like I’ve watched him grow along with the other members and it’s just awesome to take this journey with them all side by side as a devoted fan. I am really impressed with his dancing skills. The way he moves is like he’s just flowing and it’s like he’s one with the music when he dances; because every move he makes matches the music perfectly.

You can see that quite well in this clip of his practice with Gregory Hwang and Eunhyuk for the SM Orchestra dance.

On top of that, his dancing is just really interesting and entertaining to watch. And that’s a big thing that caught my eye in the early days of knowing Kai. Also… he’s just so beautiful. He’s really handsome, and sexy and cute at the same time and the way he shows that when he’s on stage makes me CRAZY. I really don’t know anyone like Kai. He just AMAZES ME!

Kim Jong In ♥

We’ve reached an end to this part of my bias list. The cringy fangirling stops here! Lol! Be sure to tell me you’re bias list in the comments below. If you like, you can answer the questions: Who is the top 5 in your bias list? Bias group – bias members – favourite song.

Leave your answers in the comments below. I would LOVE to read your bias lists so  please tell me, arraseo?

xD

EXO-K & EXO-M – MAMA MV

EXO-K – MAMA (Music Bank 120608)

EXO Funny Moments

Previous two biases:

#1 BIGBANG

#2 Super Junior

I do not own images used in this post. Full credit to the owners.

My Bias List – part 2

4 Jun

My Bias List..

KPOP Terminology: “Bias”: the favourite group a kpop fan has or the favourite member of said group the kpop fan has 🙂

This is a concept that kpoppers get very excited when talking about it. The list of top favourite groups and their biases from those groups. This subject is something that I find very interesting when hearing about others’ bias lists and I always have fun sharing mine on the internet in some form. I’ve never done it in full though, so as someone who loves a wide spectrum of k-pop groups, my bias list is long but I will only explain my absolute top groups that I follow the most and love the most and get me excited the most! The rest I will include in a less detailed form.

My bias list will include my fav groups (from most favourite to least favourite); my bias in that group and my favourite song from that group.

So… here we go!

#2: Super Junior

SJ! Like dis!

What can I say about Super Junior? I just love them and all their pairings and fanservice. Super Junior is a group that really moves my heart. Behind all their success and fame, there are many broken hearts of ELFs that have shared Super Junior’s pain over the years. SuJu is one of the most disfortunate groups in k-pop because of the most many horrible thingd that have happened to them: you know… things that I won’t go into in the post.

But they are also one of the most fortunate groups in all of k-pop~ their success is shown by their countless mutizens around and hit songs, album sales, the title of  being the first asian artist to hold a solo concert in France, performing all over the world in venues like; Madison Square Garden, Tokyo Dome. They are also the owner of what is arguably thr best k-pop song in HISTORY: Sorry Sorry.

Damn, there’s so much to talk about with Super Junior. I love that they are like the kings of fanservice. Noone can do fanservice like SuJu can. My favourite couple in EunHae. I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves…

 Oh! SnAp! Did I just go too far by putting loads of Super Junior porn all up in this post lolol. But seriously, no other group in kpop can do what Super Junior do when it comes to fan service. They truly amaze me into a whole other fiction world. It’s just so real for me… oddeohke

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Member bias: Siwon and Heechul

Out of all the 13 (+2) members of Super Junior my absolute two biases have to be Siwon and Heechul. Although I do love all the members of Super Junior and Ryeowook and Donghae do follow closely behind. SiChul who are tied in first place on my SuJu bias list.

The Very Controversial Member Award goes to: Kim Heechul. I don’t know if Heenim is actually bi-curious or what but I can see that he thoroughly enjoys his extreme fanservice that he gives us on stage. Heechul is VERY entertaining in many ways, and VERY beautiful lol. I remember watching SuJu on ‘Come To Play’ where the members voted Heechul as the weirdest member (Yesung following closely behind) and I totally agreed. But he is just EPIC! Through everything he’s come through, through the years from even losing his passion to be a singer, he still carried on as a member because he loves his fellow Super Junior family and his Petals (holla!) so that’s why I love him. I don’t think there’s anyone on this planet like Kim Heechul. He’s quite like me in that sense lol.

And the Hottie McHottie Member Award goes to… Choi Siwon! Yes, like everyone who knows Siwon whether they are a male or female, they will admit that Choi Siwon is completely SEXY!

He seems to love his gay-fanservice aswell (even though it is kind of a sin…lol) just like he loves his shirtless-fanservice. He just really loves his fangirls.

On top of his sexiness, I really do love Siwon as a person. And as a Christian myself, I really love that he is a strong Christian man, sometimes even sings gospel songs at SuJu concerts. I think that’s really cool of him. Siwon also seems quite childish aswell, that’s another thing I love cuz it’s just so funny sometimes. How he’ll laugh at EunHae messing about with eachother or something…

Talking about his talent, I never fail to be AMAZED by his acting. I watched the drama ‘Oh! My Lady’ just for him and I loved him even more after that. I highly highly HIGHLY recommend that drama ~ if you haven’t already seen it. It is AWESOME!

I think that Siwon will make the perfect husband …and daddy.

Favourite song:  ‘Sorry Sorry’

Like I said before, SJ’s ‘Sorry Sorry’ is arguably the best k-pop song EVER! In my opinion, although my favourite song is forever changing all the time, nothing can beat ‘Sorry Sorry’. That song is just a BAD-ASS-EXTREME-EPIC song.

It was actually one of the first songs that I heard when I got into k-pop, so it means quite a lot to me. Everytime I hear it, I can’t help but sing along and dance along (unless I’m in public, cuz then I will do it in my head). It is one of the four songs I first ever got up and learnt that dance to; along with SNSD’s Gee and Genie and Brown Eyed Girls’s Abracadabra. I kind of failed at it and I can’t remember most of the dance moves but I don’t think I have ever seen a cover of that dance that any one has done perfectly. It’s just one of the awesome but very very difficult dances and that the only way to perfect that dance would be to spend months and months training with the original choreographers. It blows my mind how the choreographers came up with those extraordinary dance steps when they listened to that song. That dance is just as EPIC as the song, it has sweeped across all nations. Ei’m sure you’ve all seen that videos of those inmates dancing to Sorry Sorry 😀

If ‘Sorry Sorry’ is not the best k-pop song ever, then it’s surely the most famous, right? There’s is not one k-pop fan that does not know that song; even if they are not a Super Junior fan. Everyone loves ‘Sorry Sorry’. It’s also the song that transferred Super Junior from boys to men. Just face it, Super Junior definitely BLEW UP when they started promoting that song. The mutizens and tears show it all.

And that’s why ‘Sorry Sorry’ is my favourite song by the legendary Super Junior.

So uh… here we are again, make sure to tell me you’re bias list in the comments below. I want to hear the ELF on this one. If you like, you can answer the questions: Who is the top 5 in your bias list? Bias group – bias members – favourite song.

Leave your answers in the comments below. I would LOVE to read your bias lists so  please tell me, arraseo?

xD

Super Junior – Sorry Sorry MV

 Super Junior – Sorry Sorry @ SS2 (DVD)

so far on the list:

#1 BIGBANG

#3 EXO

B2utys demand apology from KBS

3 Jun

Beast’s fans (B2utys) have been demanding an apology from KBS who aired the Dream Concert this year. B2utys have formed an online petition on Daum agora to get KBS’ attention and an official apology from KBS. Their goal is to reach 50,000 signatures. So far, the fans have obtained about 8,200 signatures on Daum agora, showing that there is a lot of support for this cause.

It was May 12th that the concert was held with many big stars in attendance, such as: TVXQ, SNSD – TaeTiSeo, T-ara, Kara, Infinite, Teen Top, EXO-K, Ailee, Davichi, 4minute and many many more. Most of the performers two of their hits songs or atleast one. Beast also performed at the concert and apparently performed two of their hits: ‘Fiction’ and ‘Shock’. However the problem is that when the official footage from the concert was aired as a show on KBS on May 30th, fans (including myself) were shocked to see that half way through the concert, Beast finally came on stage and performed ‘Fiction’ but half way through the song, their performance was cut to commercials! After seeing this myself, I was very surprised and I knew that B2utys were definitely not going to be happy about this as I would be if it was one of my top bias groups.

It has actually turned out that not only was Beast’s performance cut to commercials befor it’s end, but fans that attended the concert have said that Beast also performed ‘Shock’ and that was actually completely cut out of the tv broadcast.

Upon seeing this Beast member, Yoseob tried to reassure his fans by tweeting, “Hehe Sometimes things like this and that happen! Don’t get too upset! Then you won’t be able to sleep. Beauties go to bed!” and comforted the fans.

The fans have written, “This is an incident that occurred at the ’2012 I Love you, Korea Dream Concert.’ All the artists sang their greatest hits, at most two, at least one song. However, when Beast was performing ‘Fiction’ between the first and second half of the concert, the performance was edited to go straight to the introduction of the second verse. Then a commercial was aired, and that’s how it ended. Those who were at the event say that Beast performed two songs. However, one song was cut in the middle and the other was completely left out. Not only those of the Beast fandom, but if there are fans of other artists who would feel that KBS2 should sincerely apologize if the same happened to their favorite artists, we would be grateful if you signed this petition.”

Here is what was shown of Beast’s performce at the Dream Concert (aired on May 30th).

Tell what you think of KBS cutting of performance. What was your reaction when you saw it?? Have K-B2utys done the right thing by forming a petition?? Answer in the comment section below this post 🙂 pwetty pwease :))))

source: soompi

INFINITE WIN MUSIC BANK 120601

1 Jun

Infinite won on Music Bank today!! They were up against Baek Ji Young for the mutizen trophy and were announced the winner!

Both Sungyeol and Woohyun made the thank you speech, both teary-eyed. All the boys tried to hold back their tears.

I was so happy when I found out this morning that they won! With all their hard work, they definitely deserve to win a mutizen for this song. ‘The Chaser is AMAZING!’

It was such an awesome sight to see Inspirits unite and trend #INFINITIZE2ndWIN at #1 worldwide!! xD It’s amazing how far they’ve come since their debut single ‘Come Back Again’. They were so underrated for the longest time and they have gained so much fans (like me!) they really are awesome people. I would like congratulate them on their win! 축하합니다!!

Check out their performance here

Woohyun expressed his gratitude to Inspirits via his twitter:

He wrote: Insprit.. I love you .. a lot ..

Here are some more pictures of Infinite that day 🙂

I do not own any of the images used in this post. Cr: to the owners.

Please leave a comment below!! Tell me how much you love Infinite 🙂

My Bias List

1 Jun

My Bias List..

KPOP Terminology: “Bias”: the favourite group a kpop fan has or the favourite member of said group the kpop fan has 🙂

This is a concept that kpoppers get very excited when talking about it. The list of top favourite groups and their biases from those groups. This subject is something that I find very interesting when hearing about others’ bias lists and I always have fun sharing mine on the internet in some form. I’ve never done it in full though, so as someone who loves a wide spectrum of k-pop groups, my bias list is long but I will only explain my absolute top groups that I follow the most and love the most and get me excited the most! The rest I will include in a less detailed form.

My bias list will include my fav groups (from most favourite to least favourite); my bias in that group and my favourite song from that group.

So… here we go!

#1: BIGBANG

Big Bang are forever my #1, even if other groups debut and seem like absolute perfection (EXO). Big Bang might not be the best dancers in kpop as a group, or even the best singers in kpop as a group, but there is so much to love in Big Bang. They are definitely unlike any other group in kpop ~ in the WORLD even. Their music is unlike anything I’ve ever heard; it is of such high quality, and that it what Big Bang is known for; their amazing music (thanks to our GD). Even though their music style has completely changed over the years from ‘LaLaLa’ to ‘Fantastic Baby’, when all their voices come together you know that it’s a Big Bang song. Daesung is one the most powerful singers in Korea, Taeyang is one of the ‘dancing kings’ in k-pop, GD is one of the best producers in the world, and Seungri is just an amazing all around entertainer – on stage and in variety. …There’s so much more I could say to express my love for this amazing group ~ they’re just AWESOME OK! xD

Member bias: T.O.P

You probably saw that one coming…LOL. Where do I start with TOPuu ~ he’s my all time favourite rapper in the whole entire world. I love him!

From the very start, when I first saw Big Bang in their ‘Lies’ MV, TOP caught eye automatically, my attention carried on being on him since then and he’s been my absolute favourite rapper ever since. On top of being my favourite rapper, he is also in my top 3 favourite actors along with Rain and Lee Byung Hun ♥

One thing that I love about him is that he is a real rapper he’s not manufactured in the slightest. This man is also truly a POET I tell you. There are many instances where he’ll go into the studio, write down whatever is on his mind and then record it the very same day. When I look at the English translations for his songs they are written like poetry. I swear! This man is a genius!

There is so much that I love about TOP; his peircing gaze, his voice, his height lol, his humour, the way he thinks. He’s such a real genuine person with all his fame all over the world and I love him for it. ♥ 최승현 사랑해  ~~BOOM SHAKALAKA!

Favourite song:  ‘Lies’

*sighs* Aah! The song that got me into k-pop. I’m not joking, I freakin owe my life to this song. ‘Lies’ totally changed my life around. I mean, I was a Wonder Girls fan before I heard this song, but I never did look into kpop while being a WG fan, and then one day I came across ‘Lies’ through an AMV I watched and I straight away fell inlove with the song, looked more into Big Big, found out about the ‘WonderBang’ period and I was from there on obsessed with kpop.

I really do love this song. And I love how it’s one of Big Bang’s biggest hits. And T.O.P’s finger dance (?) in his rap is AWESOME! I can’t listen to the song without doing that dance (unless I’m in public lol).

So uh… because I’ve written quite a lot on just my #1 in the list, Big Bang, I think I will the leave rest of the list to another post and try and say less lol. Unless you want to read more…? From now, I will leave you with some Big Bang pictures and alsp with the question: Who is the top 5 in your bias list? Bias group – bias members – favourite song.

Leave your answers in the comments below. I would LOVE to read your bias lists so  please tell me, arraseo?

xD

Big Bang – Lies MV

 Big Bang – Lies (acoustic @ M-SOUND PLEX)

GD&TOP – Haru Haru (acoustic @ SBS KJE’s Chocolate)

next on the bias list:

#2 Super Junior

#3 EXO

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