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Ivy gives a blunt answer as to why she had no interest in being in a girl group

By alim17   Wednesday, November 30, 2016   25,172   1,803   23
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In an interview with 'Showbiz Korea' on November 30, soloist Ivy, who is also very active in musicals, was asked if she ever had any dreams about being in a girl group.


Ivy said with bluntness and practicality, "Firstly, when I earn money, I can keep that all to myself, can't I?  These days, girl groups have too many members, like nine or ten.  Don't they have to share [the whole profit]?  I should work hard and keep it all.  Am I being too honest?" making the interview laugh.  Well, it does make sense!


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She continued, "I think that if there are a lot of members, there are probably people you get along with and people you don't get along with.  I also think that among women, there'd be envy and jealousy... My personality doesn't allow me to do well in those kinds of fights.  I heard a lot of rumors.  I even hear there's war for the center position in girl groups."


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    cuteemcdeck Monday, December 5, 2016

    #Facts however when it comes to solo artists it's a huger risk to be solo. You have to be lucky as shit to become famous and also you have to stay within the good graces of the general public. I feel like many go into girl groupdom then solodom because its safer.

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    blackcat87 Thursday, December 1, 2016

    I think it's not only about the money. Many singers are in girlgroups (the same for boygroups), because it's easier for them to get a breakthrough in showbiz. Inparticular in south korea, there are so many talented artists and it isn't easy to shine out of the crowd. But it's possible, when you are in a group. If the group is successful, you'll have a name in showbiz. Ivy already has a name, she's a veteran singer. In my opinion, it's one more reason for her not to go in a girlgroup.

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    melon Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    About the profit issue. You just have to make sure you are popular on your own and do lots of activity and earn more money. However with the jealousy, center position and all sorts of problem even though no group will admit any of this it has to be true.

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    Euntae Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    Some girl groups don't even get paid because they need they pay off their companies' "investment" on them. And real music doesn't always have to be popular.

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    estheram Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    Don't be so selfish

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    melon estheram Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    it's called being smart. If one can do solo why join a group. Personal preference it's not selfishness.

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    iisstf28 Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    But female solist have such a hard time getting big tho. Like the idols struggle at first, but they have way more opportunities to get big.

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    melon iisstf28 Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    I think it all depends on if you got what it take. Some groups are not popular what so ever and sometimes when your group have 1 or 2 member that basically take the spotlight it's also hard for you to shine.

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    iisstf28 melon Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    Yeah, but even with just one member in the spotlight you get money. And let's say only 50% of girl group do good, then only like 10% of female solos go well. A group is better in the long run.

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    eager_beaver iisstf28 Thursday, December 1, 2016

    Doing good versus not doing good is a too black-and-white way of seeing this. It's not just a one or the other situation, but a sliding scale. An artist or group can make just zero money, and anything above that. A group making more money than a solist does not mean that the solist is doing flat out badly. She might in fact be doing better as an individual than each of the members in the group. So the point simply is that if there is a group of five members which divides their income evenly, then that group must make five times (400%) more than a solo artist, just to make as much money as the solo artist. It's simple maths. And even if groups might be more popular than soloists, making five times more than a solist is still a tough task. Imagine a group like Twice. They are doing great right now, but the whole group has to make nine times more money than a soloist just to get as much money per person compared to a solist. Maybe groups do better than solists in Korea, but they always have to share the money, and on the other hand, if a solists does well, she does not have to share the money. You say "let's say only 50% of girl groups do good, then only like 10% of female solos go well". But those are just random, made up numbers. If they were true, it might favour groups, but we don't know they are. The numbers might just as well be 41%/40% or 20%15%, and that would change the equation considerably. Then of course we have to remember that a solist has more artistic freedom which might be worth much more than money to the artist. She might be perfectly happy making less money than a group member, knowing that group members have to spend their whole precious 20s fitting in a group and not being able to do what they want. Many artist would not trade away their freedom for any money or success in the world.

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    ishouldntbehere Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    Damn.

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    kimmiefonze Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    Smart and practical. No wonder groups stay in dorms for a long time.

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    centen Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    It makes sense, but there are some group members who owe their paycheck to one (sometimes two) particular member who's massively popular and carries the group.

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    Helhathno Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    Cat fight!

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