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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. Of course 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? Continue reading

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Simon and Martina hating on Shinhwa?

31 Mar

The very much loved and known Canadian couple, Simon and Martina are back with another update for their KpopCharts. If you don’t know who Simon and Martina are *gasp* it’s OK, go check out their webiste here.

This week their playlist includes: Shinhwa – Venus; CNBlue – Hey You and BtoB – Insane.

There is a sudden issue that has arisen this week, as Simon and Martina seem to have been a bit more insensitive than usual and to the legendary group ‘Shinhwa’.

The couple seem to be getting a lot of stick with this new video (as shown by the likes and dislikes bar on the video) as they seem to have said that Shinhwa belongs back in the past and isn’t right for the trend of K-pop today. “Shinhwa – even though we immensely respect them for doing all that they did in the past – are more relevant back in the past, not so much right now.”

Simon went on to say that when Shinhwa’s song ‘Venus’ came out on their Kpop charts it only got 1600 votes compared to B1A4 and EXO who got around 9000-10,000 votes, and therefore younger people are not really digging the song.

In the reaction to the video, fans are not too happy with the comment that Simon has made about Shinhwa belonging in the past. One viewer commented that Simon seems to be saying that it does not feel right for mature people to listen to Kpop music. Many are finding the video highly insensitive to older groups in Kpop.

Simon and Martina fired back at one commentator admitting that they are insensitve but they are also entitled to their own opinions.

As an avid follower of Simon and Martina @eatyourkimchi, I believe that the two are rightly accepted in expressing their own opinions and it is quite funny when they make fun of videos, but I think they went a little too far this time. Saying anything that negative about a very popular or legendary group like Shinhwa is crossing over to dangerous lines and they know that.

What do you think?

BIGBANG wins Inkigayo triple crown + other performances 120325

25 Mar

Inkigayo was back today with a show full of great performances from many of your favourite artists, MC-ed by Goo Hara, Nicole and IU.

Taw and HaHa had their third collaboration stage with ‘The Person By My Side’.

SHINee made their comeback stage on Inkigayo today and performed ‘Stranger’ and ‘Sherlock’.

New boy band from Cube Entertainment, BtoB made their debut with ‘Insane’ and ‘Imagine’.

And MBLAQ had their Inkigayo goodbye stage with ‘Run’.

The Take 7 competitors were: Ailee, 2AM, B1A4, miss A, K.Will, Se7en and Big Bang! However today Big Bang proved to be the winner and grabbed their much deserved mutizen award.

With a great reaction to their win, Big Bang rushed to the front of the stage upon hearing the news of their victory and ran  around, hugging each other.

Congratulations on your triple crown win, BIGBANG!

 

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SHINee and MC

B1A4

K..Will

Se7en

2AM

SHINee

BIGBANG