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Posted by AKP STAFF Sunday, September 18, 2011

Out of the 27 girl groups who debuted in 2011, which two shined the brightest?

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  Idols in the K-pop industry are still going strong in the latter half of 2011, including the strong force of rookie girl groups. In all, there were a total of 27 girl groups that made their debuts this year. Even though girl groups are currently the "hot" topic in K-pop, it doesn't necessarily mean every single group receives the love from fans they're looking for. The number of new girl groups definitely grew, however the percentage of teams actually succeeding decreased. The girl groups that debuted are: Dal Shabet, A-Pink, Rania, Brave Girls, Chi-Chi, Bella, Chocolat, April Kiss, Piggy Dolls, 5Dolls, INY, Leader'S, SpinEl, Blady, Ei-yo, Swan.B, Swincle, Carcaro Girl, Eye to Eye, Ocean Girls, Wind Hold Venus, Coin Jackson, Black Eye, Elizabeth, Swing Girls, Stellar, and Mascot. Out of those 27, Dal Shabet and A-Pink were the two rookie girl groups that received the most positive critiques about their success. The secret behind Dal Shabet's success lies in their fans' strong dedication to the group. Within a time frame of eight months, Dal Shabet released three different mini-albums, all of which secured and continued to garner new fans. Starting with "Supa Dupa Diva", "Pink Rocket", and their most recent song "Bling Bling", the group has grown more mature with every song they release, and the fact that they're produced by E-Tribe -- one of Korea's top producers -- is certainly a factor working in their favor. As forA-Pink, this girl group is under Cube Entertainment's independent label,A-Cube Agency. The seven member girl grouphas received a lot of interest due to their image replica of the 90's 'pure, fairy girl' concept (a la S.E.S. and Fin.K.L.). Their debut song "I Don't Know" definitely paved the way to their musical success, and the girls have been enjoying a strong popularity with CF deals as well. In addition, to those two, special mention should go to some of the other girl groups. Teddy Riley who composed Michael Jackson's "Dangerous", produced girl group Rania. One of the top Korean hit producers Brave Brothers unleashed his girl group, Brave Girls. Music Entertainment company Yedang also released their own girl group, Chi-Chi. Bella also known as 'sexy Big Mama' also received interest from fans. There is even a mixed race girl group receiving popularity named Chocolat. Girl group April Kiss is being called 'the girl version of 2PM'. Also, Kim Ga Young, a member of Stellar, was a special guest onKBS's '1 Night and 2 Days' her appearance on the showreceiving much enthusiasm for her group's debut album. Stellar alsoreceivedattention as they are signed with Top Class Entertainment, theentertainment agency housingShinhwa'sEric Mun. Kim Tae Won of GP Entertainment commented, "It is a fact that there is a high demand for girl groups however the supply is also high. Although girl groups are the thing right now, getting a chance to be on a music program isn't easy.""If a girl group wants to survive the competitive fight amongst girl groups, every detail and planning has to be carefully researched and delivered." Source & Image: Naver

  1. SHINHWA
  2. GIRL GROUPS
  3. ERIC
  4. KBS
  5. DEBUT
  6. BRAVE BROTHERS
  7. 2PM
  8. CUBE ENTERTAINMENT
  9. KIM TAE WON
  10. BIG MAMA
  11. 1 NIGHT 2 DAYS
  12. LEADERS
  13. TEDDY RILEY
  14. RANIA
  15. ELIZABETH
  16. KIM GA YOUNG
  17. TOP CLASS ENTERTAINMENT
  18. DAL SHABET
  19. SUPA DUPA DIVA
  20. COIN JACKSON
  21. 5DOLLS
  22. PIGGY DOLLS
  23. BRAVE GIRLS
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