Monday, April 30, 2012

Music Monday: SNSD, TaeTiSeo, & BigBang Popularity

More random surveys, yay! And some official ones, too, for good measure.

A market research group created a straw poll to decide the most popular Korean boys and girls groups in the first part of 2012. I think you can tell from the picture and title of this post who won.
Nearly 27% of respondents chose Girls' Generation/SNSD as their favorite female singers. With just over 18%, BigBang came in first for male singers (For what it's worth, Lee Seung-Gi came in second with just over 11%. Can he please have a singing scene in TK2H? Just throwing that out there.).

Speaking of popularity and SNSD, TaeTiSeo is causing quite the stir. TaeTiSeo is a sub-unit of SNSD, named for the first [Hangul] letter of each of the sub-unit members first names (Tae-Yeon, Tiffany, and Seo-Hyun). Apparently SM Entertainment is going to milk the popularity of SNSD for all its worth, and the sub-unit will rotate members as they see fit. Therefore, the name of the sub-unit will change to represent the first names of whomever is apart of the sub-unit at that time so as to not confuse the fans. Uh, I think that in-and-of-itself is confusing, but whatever.

On the real-time Korean music charts, TaeTiSeo's "Twinkle" reached Number 1 upon its debut on April 29th (technically it was still the 28th in the States; you know, that whole 'time zone' thing). Their mini-album with the same title as their hit single will be released in stores on May 2nd.

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