In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, labelmates 4minute and G.NA gave their fans heartwarming video messages through their official YouTube channels!
Like the Hallyu stars that they are, 4minute greeted their international fans in their respective languages, asking every fan to be their valentine. On an individual scale, leader Jihyun greeted fans through 4minute’s official fancafe, while maknae Sohyun reached out through her personal Twitter, completing the girls’ ’six language’ love confession.
The group concluded with, “We love you, we miss you all! Happy Valentine’s Day!”
Meanwhile, G.NA greeted her fans in fluent English and gave shoutouts to her international fanbase. Expressing her desire to hopefully meet them all soon, the idol wrapped up by cutely asking her fans if they would be her valentine.
Source: Sports Today via Nate and allkpop
The end of the year is near, and the Korean music industry is abuzz with news of upcoming awards shows that seek to recognize the most outstanding artists in a multitude of categories.
As a nod to these important events in the K-pop realm, allkpop has decided to initiate our first ever “allkpop Awards” this year, and we’re inviting fans from all over the world to determine the results!
That’s right – the votes will be 100% determined by international K-pop fans.
In order to ensure that the results are achieved in a fair manner, we’ve established a system in which votes can be submitted once a day per category via Twitter or Facebook.
Fans can vote as many times as they like over the course of the awards voting period, but again, only one vote per category per day will be counted.
We are aiming to make this an award that accurately represents the opinions of the international K-pop community, so check out the nominees below, and help decide K-pop’s best of 2010!
4minute held their second live concert in Japan, “4minute LIVE Energy Vol. 2 DIAMOND,” on December 4th amidst the cheering of 4,000 fans.
Fans and Japanese reporters gathered in the concert hall five hours before the official start date, demonstrating the hot interest the Japanese have taken to the Korean girl group.
4minute kicked off their concert by performing their hit tracks, “Muzik,” “HUH,” and “I My Me Mine.”
Gayoon showed off her powerful vocals through her solo performance with “Dejavu” while Jihyunearned the cheers of male fans with her sweet reinvention of “Like A Virgin.”
Maknae Sohyun performed “London Bridge” with a rebellious image, and Hyuna performed her own solo track, “Change.” Jiyoon transformed into a rocker with her smooth, boyish charms for her solo.
4minute wrapped up their concert by stating, “We believe this was the most passionate concert. It’s our second concert, but everyone acted as if we’ve been together for a long time and synchronized so well. Thank you so much for responding so passionately. Please anticipate our future.”
Source + Photos: Star News via Nate
Korea’s largest online polling site ipoll.kr conducted a poll for “Best Girl Group” from August 23rd to October 3rd. Various girl groups were paired up in brackets with the winner advancing to the next round. The poll was very popular with more than 100,000,000 votes tallied for the entirety of the poll.
The first round match up was as follows:
Brown Eyed Girls (397,970) vs T-ara (332,464)
SNSD (8,322,980) vs 4minute (5,184,301)
After School (5,657,572) vs f(x) (3,483,645)
Sistar (92,580) vs 2NE1 (220,857)
Miss A (666,657) vs KARA (340,025)
Wonder Girls (5,560,302) vs Secret (150,246)
Brown Eyed Girls (232,740) vs SNSD (6,573,904)
After School (3,582,021) vs 2NE1 (889,429)
Miss A (250,933) vs Wonder Girls (7,544,260)
A Double Elimination poll was held and 4minute won that poll
SNSD (8,363,274) vs After School (1,460,794)
4minute – Double Elimination winner (437,867) vs Wonder Girls (5,545,042)
SNSD (28,558,344) vs Wonder Girls (40,637,960)
Despite being gone for quite some time it was surprising to see the Wonder Girls win the poll, Congratulations to them. Which girl group would’ve gotten your vote?
Source + Photo: Newsen