Kara's Goo Ha-ra visits Heo on 'Roommate' 2014/11/13, Source, Goo Ha-ra, a member of the girl group Kara, recently visited the set of reality TV show "Roommate" to root for Heo Young-ji, the youngest member of the girl group and a regular guest on the show. According to multiple industry insiders yesterday, Goo recently visited the house shared by celebrity participants of the program, which is located in Seongbuk-dong, northern Seoul,...More
Struggles of girl groups point to crises in K-pop 2014/10/25, Source,
Psy moved K-pop into a higher gear, galloping across the world with the hit song "Gangnam Style", while boy bands continued to make headlines by holding worldwide concerts and attracting massive audiences.
But it was the K-pop girl groups that first began to perform consistently overseas, starting in nearby nations such as Japan or China before spreading their wings further to countries like the United States. Wonder Girls, of JYP Entertainment, strategically entered the U.S. market in 2009 as an opening act for The Jonas Brothers' World Tour before becoming the first K-pop group to enter the Billboard Hot 100 chart,...More
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