Billboard Announces Top 10 Most Influential K Pop Girl Groups Of The Decade

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Billboard Announces Top 10 Most Influential K-Pop Girl Groups Of The Decade
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Billboard Announces Top 10 Most Influential K-Pop Girl Groups Of The Decade

Recently, the American music ranking site Billboard published a list of their critics choices for most influential K-pop girl groups. They chose the groups based on their impact in shaping the K-pop industry over the last decade.

Coming in at No. 1 was none other than Girls Generation. Billboard highlighted that since the track Gee came out in 2009, the girls have taken the K-pop scene by storm. They stayed true to their sound and released many more hits like I Got a Boy and Tell Me Your Wish (Genie). The article also talked about how the members of the group are all pursuing solo activities but plan to make a comeback with a special 10-year anniversary album.

5 K-Pop girl groups make it on Billboard's '100 Greatest Girl Group Songs Of All Time' List
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5 K-Pop girl groups make it on Billboard's '100 Greatest Girl Group Songs Of All Time' List

Recently, Billboard revealed their list of the '100 Greatest Girl Group Songs Of All Time'. The list included five idol girl groups representing K-Pop.  

Starting at number 88, first generation girl group Fin.K.L made their name known with the title song "Now" released in 2000.  Taking charge of 70th place was Red Velvet with "Dumb Dumb" released in 2015.  The description states, "There are pop hooks that grab you, and then there are hooks that strangle you and absolutely refuse to let go. Red Velvet's "Dumb Dumb" epitomizes that latter, with the quirky quintet repeating the word "dumb" more than 200 times throughout this single..."  Standing strong at 59th was f(x)'s "Rum Pum Pum Pum" from 2013.

Girl Group MOMOLAND Announces Official Fanclub Name
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Girl Group MOMOLAND Announces Official Fanclub Name

On the April 25, 2017 KST V app broadcast titled Awesome Comeback Live, girl group MOMOLAND announced the name of their official fanclub.

Member Jane revealed during the broadcast that the groups official fanclub name has been decided as Merry-G0-Round. She explained, Merry-Go-Round is a carousel. Since our debut, weve been known as the group that heals and also wants people of all ages and genders to enjoy our music. When you go to an amusement park, the carousel is a ride that people who usually cant go on rides go on. Our fanclub name relays that we want many people to get on MOMOLAND.

5 Underrated Girl Groups You Need To Check Out
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5 Underrated Girl Groups You Need To Check Out

These five underrated girl groups prove that even though they are lesser-known groups, they arent lacking in talent at all.

While girl groups such as Girls Generation, BLACK PINK, and TWICE dominate the K-pop scene, many talented acts do not find the same audience these musical giants. Here are five K-Pop girl groups that, while much less-known, are definitely worth checking out.

Debuting at the end of 2015 under H Brothers EntertainmentGirls Girls are 4 member group who totally own the tough and sexy concept. Their most recent song, Juicy Secret, came out at the end of 2016 and displays the girls strong visuals and catchy hip hop style.

Boy Bands and Girl Groups: Co-ed K-pop
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Boy Bands and Girl Groups: Co-ed K-pop

In the last few years, co-ed groups have again been on the rise, with the meteoric success of Troublemaker, rise of K.A.R.D, and the recent debut of Triple H. With their successes, it seems difficult to understand why companies have, in the recent past, been so wary of co-ed groups.

This avoidance stems back to two main reasons – propriety and fan service. Korea has strong social norms, and acting “properly”, is very important. (For more on this, see sex and sexuality,  homophobia [1] [2], greetings and terms of address) . To new fans, it can be bewildering to discover that unlike western artists, the closest a K-pop idol tends to get to wild partying and “groupies” is their MV, before returning to their dormitories alone. In this way, they’re almost treated like dolls; to be used then put back into their box, untouched until the fans are ready for them again.