2009 was the year of the girlgroups in Kpop circle, they were dominating music charts either as the whole team or as individual members of the group.
So what are the plans for each of the girlgroup for this early half of 2010? Go under the cut to find out.
▶’Existing powerhouses’ So Nyeo Shi Dae, WonderGirls, Brown Eyed Girls and KARA?
Hitting the Kpop world with 2 main hits ‘Gee’ and ‘Tell Me Your Wish’, So Nyeo Shi Dae will meet fans again with their new album in February.
A staff said, “So Nyeo Shi Dae has been working on this new album. So there is high chance that they will release the new album before the end of February. Even though we are not confirmed with the single album will be in the form of minialbum or full length album, but we are going with full length album plans for now.”
Also member TaeYeon will continue with her DJing on MBC ‘ChinChin’ radio show, Yuri and Tiffany will continue with MCing on MBC Music Core, and Jessica will be involved in her musical ‘Legally Blonde’.
5-member group KARA will be releasing a new minialbum in February.
A staff revealed, “The situation now is that the recording works are almost completed. Fans can get to see the minialbum by mid-February.”
But before the group comes back with a new album, they will be having a fanmeeting and showcase in Japan on 7th February in Tokyo for 2,000 fans. This will be the group’s first overseas fanmeeting since their debut in 2007.
As for ‘adult-dol’ Brown Eyed Girls who brought us hits like ‘Abracadabra’ and ‘Sign’ last year, will focus more on their individual activities earlier this half of the year.
GaIn will be on MBC We Got Married while Narsha will continue on KBS ‘Invincible Youth’.
But it was revealed that as a surprise for fans, there will be a solo song released by one of the members early this year.
WonderGirls who were the first Korean singers to enter the Billboard Main Chart Hot 100 Chart last year, will be releasing a full length album in the States this February, and also release a Chinese album in China in the same month.
▶’Strong Newcomers’ 2NE1, T-ara, 4Minute, After School, f(x)?
There are plans for the newcomer girlgroups who debuted last year to promote the earlier part of this year.
First, for 4Minute, HyunA will be the first member to have her solo debut. Her solo debut song ‘Change’ was revealed online on the 5th, and has been well received by netizens and fans.
4Minute will also be doing their Asian promotions from the end of this month till end of February in countries like Taiwan, the Philippines, Thailand, Hong Kong etc.
T-ara and After School will focus on their new songs.
After gaining much love and popularity with the song ‘Bo Peep Bo Peep’, group T-arawill be promoting the title song ‘Like The First Time’ off their 1st full length album from early February.
Member JiYeon will be also involved in drama ‘God Of Study’ aired on KBS and member HyoMin will also be in a musical ‘Really Really Like You’ from February.
After School will continue on their promotions of their new song ‘Because Of You’ and members JooYeon and GaHee etc will appear in front of fans and TV viewers will appearance on various broadcast shows.
4-member group 2NE1, who brought us hits like ‘Fire’ and ‘I Don’t Care’ last year, will be working on their first full length album around January and February.
A staff said, “The 4 members are working hard to prepare for their first full length album. There are plans for the group to release their first full length album in the first half of 2010.”
Having promoted their new song ‘Chu~♡’ near the end of last year, f(x) is known to be preparing for their upcoming new album currently.
S: StarNews, Sookyeong
It’s good to see the girlgroups being busy for 2010. I hope they get enough rest and best wishes on their upcoming activities!