[NEWS] Korean Entertainment: Girl Groups Going Up While Boy Bands Going Down?

It’s the third season of 2009 and many incidents happened in the Korean entertainment industry. There’s good news and shocking news. The one has most people paid attention to is the increasing amount of popularity for girl groups while the boy groups suffer in misfortune.

Lucky girl groups in the third season, fighting for the highest amount of popularity.

All the girl groups are getting popular one after another which is something that has never happened in the Korean entertainment industry before. Right after Girls’ Generation’s Tell Me Your Wish dominated all the music charts in Korea, then the new girl group 2NE1 once again pushed the girl group popularity to another greater height with their song I Don’t Care.

I Don’t Care, being the first hit song of 2NE1’s single not only showed all their fans the real 2NE1, and also took down the most popular music chart for 5 weeks continuously.

Right after that, girl group Brown Eyed Girls joined the fight. To attract all fans attention with Abracadabra was released from their 3rd album in July. On top of that, girl group Kara had also reached the top of SBS’s Popular Song chart with their first hit Wanna.

Actually in a span of 3 months there were already 4 successful girl groups that took down all the top music charts in Korea, like Girls’ Generation (SNSD), 2NE1, Kara and Brown Eyed Girls.

In the 3rd season, brand new girl groups’ performances were especially good.

Former Wonder Girls member Hyun Ah’s new group 4Minute had released their new single MUZIK and attracted much attention. The performance for T-ara was also great, and their popularity increased rapidly with their song Time to Love which also has good selling results so obviously T-ara has also grown to a popular group.

F(X) who has just debuted this early September had drawn much attention with good vocals plus an attractive image, the future for F(X) is unlimited.

Troubles filled the months of the 3rd season, boy groups suffered.

In July, Dong Bang Shin Ki members Hero Jaejoong, Micky Yoochun, Xiah Junsu filled a lawsuit against their agency company SM Entertainment. However, they have yet to receive a satisfying answer from court. Since Hero Jaejoong, Micky Yoochun, Xiah Junsu and SM Entertainment are in the midst of the lawsuit, therefore all Dong Bang Shin Ki activities in Korea had to stop.

Right after that, G-Dragon from Big Bang was also involved in a plagiarizing issue. 2PM was also in trouble with their leader Jaebum leaving the group while leaving Korea too.

On top of that, boy group SS501 had also met misfortune with their leader Kim HyunJoong diagnosed with H1N1 in Japan, thus affected their group activities. However he had recovered and returned back to Korea.

Kang In from Super Junior was also involved in a lawsuit regarding the assault issue. From this he has apologized, “As a public person, being involved in a lawsuit is really unforgivable, and to show a bad example I am really sorry about this, especially to all the people who care for me…”

Having to say that this 3rd season is the bad month for Korean boy groups is absolutely correct, therefore hope that all the boy groups in Korea could move forward and achieve all success with a healthier image in the next coming season.

Source: sina
Translations: sshutingg @ OneTVXQ

13 Responses so far.

  1. Anonymous says:

    YG, SM and JYP are having problems lately. I think DSP is the only one without much problems (KARA is no longer underrated and definitely more famous since their comeback) and Hyun Joong is ok now. I just hope they'll be able to release their comeback album...SS5501! Nxt time, I hope ASt'1 will be as successful.

    I just hope that DBSK and 2pm (all the other boy group will be able to fix their issues).

  2. Anonymous says:

    if only wondergirls didn't leave for America haiiizzz

  3. Anonymous says:

    "The future for F(X) is unlimited." unless SM decides to pull something like they did with The Grace.
    I doubt it'll happen but just in case I have my pitchfork ready this time. :D

  4. Anonymous says:

    SNSD <3!!!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Yeah! And that's when Wonder girls will be down!! 2NE1's absolutely better than WONDER GI*L*!! Blackjacks all the way ---> Wonderfuls suck!

  6. Anonymous says:

    @ 10:02Pm well that is your opinion okay? the person at 8:28 likes wonder girls so what? who are u to judge. if u dont like wonder girls that your choice why do u say their group sucks. what if other feels that blackjack sucks! And by the way i am not a fan of wonder girl. Im just stating how i feel from your stupid comment.

  7. Anonymous says:

    @10:02pm people like u makes me hate 2ne1 because u act like 2ne1 is the best girl group in the world!

  8. Anonymous says:


    When wondergirls come back they'll make 2NE1 look like shit that they are! 2NE1 will never win when it comes to fanbase, variety shows!

    WonSoKa for the win! The seniors will remain superior to their hoobaes!

    2NE1 is a new group so the successful ones are going overseas.

    Wondergirls: US
    SNSD: Probably thailand
    KARA: Japan

    New girl groups stay in Korea LOL! But the big ones are expanding!

  9. Anonymous says:


    I admit that 2ne1 is probably one of the best girlgroups in Korea now, but its very mean to criticize others like Wondergirls because they are also very good. Like them or not, please dont bash them without looking at urself 1st. =)

  10. Anonymous says:

    TVXQ,SUJU,2PM,SS501 Hwaiting !!!!!!!!

  11. Anonymous says:

    I agree with ^
    Just hope that matters will resolve asap :DD
    Girls groups just don't make me scream as much ><

  12. Anonymous says:

    No matter girls band or boy band, all are good,
    as each group have their own style and are working very hard
    I personally like all, as long as their song i like...
    @ 10:02Pm is wrong to say other group like that. They have put in many effort to become the band now and is very rude to say that. i wonder you are a guy or a girls...
    anyway, all korea band Hwaiting !!!!!!!!
    hope can listen to many nice korean song, from all of them..

  13. fuck korean girls. they should be raped up the ass. thats what they are good for.

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