(Article) Singapore’s Top Korean Pop Artistes in 2012

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Most Popular Girl Group in Singapore goes to…

1st Place – 2NE1 (46%)
2nd Place – Girls’ Generation (20%)
3rd Place – 4minute (13%)

2NE1, sister group of Big Bang in the YG Family, nabs the top spot as the Most Popular Girl Group. Votes for the YG artistes have been taking the lead from the start of the poll, but Blackjacks (fans of 2NE1) widened the gap significantly, leaving SM Entertainment’s gem Girls’ Generation far behind.

There also have been rumours about 2NE1 having their solo concert Nolza in Singapore, since Big Bang‘s concert was announced, but no official details have been released yet.

Also known as Korea’s National Girl Group, Girls’ Generation claimed second in terms of popularity in Singapore. This result is quite interesting as the girls previously sold out their 2-night concert in Singapore Indoor Stadium last December, attracting more than tens of thousands of fans. If Girls’ Generation takes second with this amount of popularity, how much more can we expect from 2NE1? Currently the girls are on separate overseas schedules following the release of their latest Japanese single, “Paparazzi”.

Just a few weeks ago, the 5 girls from 4minute graced the Star Concert here in Singapore and had a short fanmeet at Plaza Singapura for tvN Kpop Star Hunt Season 2. 4minute first visited Singapore two years ago for a combined concert with Beast at the Celebratory Concert for Youth Olympic Games 2010, and 4NIAs (fans of 4minute) sure have waited long enough to be able to see the girls again, with a more feminine concept this time round. After the promotions for “Volume Up” ended, the girls have also been busy with overseas schedules and recently Hyuna made an MV appearance on the famous music video “Gangnam Style” by Psy.

Full Results:

  1. 2NE1 (46%)
  2. Girls’ Generation (20%)
  3. 4minute (13%)
  4. Sistar (8%)
  5. Wonder Girls (5%)
  6. T-ara (4%)
  7. KARA (4%)

The Most Wanted KPOP Artiste in Singapore goes to…

Winners for Most Popular Korean Boy and Girl Group, Infinite and 2NE1, both took the first and second position respectively – no surprise on that! Meanwhile Girls’ Generation comes closely after, followed by Beast and then Big Bang. Deducing from the results, it seems that popularity may not be equivalent to the requests of seeing them live – but of course, the immense support from the fans are undeniable.

Notably there were quite a few who brought up all the names of the cast of SBS’ reality series “Running Man”, such as Yoo Jaesuk, Haha and Kim Jong Kook. Also, many very recent rookie groups showed popularity as well, such as JYP Entertainment’s JJ Project and Yedang Entertainment’s C-Clown, and there were even quite a number of requests to see yet-to-debut groups: FNC Entertainment’s AOA and Stardom Entertainment’s EvoL.

More than 150 Korean music artistes were listed in the votes but we’ll only list out the top 25 – check it out below!

List of Top 25 Most Wanted KPOP Artistes in Singapore

  1. Infinite
  2. 2NE1
  3. SNSD
  4. Beast
  5. Big Bang
  6. Sistar
  7. EXO
  8. Super Junior
  9. U-Kiss
  10. B.A.P
  11. SHINee
  12. BTOB
  13. JYJ
  14. Lee Seung Gi
  15. 2PM
  16. Teen Top
  17. B1A4
  18. IU
  19. ZE:A
  20. MBLAQ
  21. CNBLUE
  22. 4minute
  23. G.NA
  24. T-ara
  25. NU’EST

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