Find Friend(s)
KPOP Lounge

Music Shows

When does EXID really feel that they are popular?

By jubilantj   Friday, June 17, 2016   71,272   7,329   32



  1. Google+

EXID were one of the guests on the June 17 broadcast of 'Sketchbook' where they reminisced about their no-name days. 

The girls told MC Yoo Hee Yeol, "Our fancam has the highest view count online." Hani added, "The fancam was like manna from heaven for us when we were teetering on the cliff's precipice. We still take a look at it and remember why we started doing this in the first place." Solji remarked, "'Up & Down' was EXID's last chance. But we got the right feeling when we heard the song. The dance was really good, too." 

SEE ALSO: EXID continue the spoilers of new album 'Full Moon' with text messages

When MC Yoo Hee Yeol asked them what changed when the became popular, EXID replied, "There are things that change depending on your popularity compared to our debut period," naming the difference in treatment in the waiting room as one of the biggest changes. 

  1. EXID
  2. sketchbook

bonnameme Friday, June 17, 2016

Im sooo happy for them! EXID hwaiting!

jingwang Friday, June 17, 2016

all of exid are such gems... just wondering, when solji said "up & down was our last chance" did she mean that if the song didn't top charts or didn't do well, they would like disband or something???

wonderboy47 jingwang Friday, June 17, 2016

Yup. This seems to be a trend now where companies give groups a one shot or lose it all type of deal. Like 4Minute was rumored to release Hate as a last chance to redeem themselves (even though it doesn't make much sense since Crazy was so popular) but Hate didn't do well so they disbanded.

jingwang wonderboy47 Friday, June 17, 2016

Ohh wow im glad up and down made it! and omg but 4MINUTE is like since 2009.... that's a long time and they have many fans, it's just that some songs don't go as planned >.< I think the reason why Hate didn't do so well it's bc the song kinda sounded weird (yet good) you know what i mean? like the chorus part just sounded out of place.. anyways i think if the company were to give last chances, they need to make sure the song is exceptional

BXR119 jingwang Friday, June 17, 2016

Their previous singles such as Every Night, I feel good and etc are good but failed. So they tried Dasoni unit and it failed even harder. Nothing worked! Up and Down was their last release before disbandment. They once said that they were trying to enjoy every moment when they performed Up and Down in every occasions. On Street, on army bases, on campus events or any shitty/random locations. In the sun, rain or snow. Cuz every event can be their last stage. I think that's why their live/fancams are awesome. They treated every performence as their last day.

jingwang BXR119 Friday, June 17, 2016

woooow that's impressive :O how do fancams even get viral enough to bring like groups out of the dark....

wonderboy47 jingwang Saturday, June 18, 2016

They have a Hani who has that it factor. haha

Chrysantheneum wonderboy47 Saturday, June 18, 2016

I heard that because Cube entertainment had been taken over by a new CEO. He decided that 4Minute wasn't profitable (both crazy and Hate did exceptionally well overseas, but not so much in SK) , their abulms didn't sell enough. That why they released everyone but Hyunah, who is making crazy money for them. It was also said that the rest of the group wanted to resign, but weren't allowed to do. And if UP&DOWN hadn't done so well, same wouldve happened to them, I'm afaid. Luckily, they did well ^^

BmoRe Friday, June 17, 2016

They are known thanks to a Fan who took a Fancam.Thanks to him(fan), Hani have Junsu as boyfriend. :v

WillWonka Friday, June 17, 2016

Ive heard before they  where kick out of a dressing room & show  cuz of  top idols came .

pixipix Friday, June 17, 2016

they are not popular anymore allkpop they floped so hard in the charts with this comeback

shirayukihime pixipix Friday, June 17, 2016

they are not popular??? why??

pixipix shirayukihime Friday, June 17, 2016

they are popular?look at their digital sales they flop in music charts after up and down in ever comeback more and more 1 ,2 ,5 ,7 they can not reach number one in music charts their album sales also is not on point yes they are not popular

peladocarlos pixipix Friday, June 17, 2016

I don't know if you can call a flop being nº1 on various TV shows, also music charts are always manipulated, specially in Korea, maybe they are not the 'most' popular girl group, but they are a popular one... In any case, no matter what you can say, I will still support them. Besides, being nº1 on music charts it's only important to record labels because it's a sign of good sales, not popularity.

WillWonka pixipix Friday, June 17, 2016

Fool they won on music shows 1st and popularity is not always base on music release . Up and down is still on charts together with hot pink . And hani is still very demand on tv shows .

pixipix WillWonka Friday, June 17, 2016

dopey they won because the comeback in right time if they comeback was in the same time with twice they could not win also hot pink is not in melon or gaon right now and their promotional song floped in melon haha

Sophia393 pixipix Friday, June 17, 2016

If EXID exchange the agency with twice , they will get No.1 more than 10

Sophia393 pixipix Saturday, June 18, 2016

btw, if twice was in Banana Culture, and they published the album at the bad time, and Twice will get nothing.

pixipix Sophia393 Saturday, June 18, 2016

sorry but they got recognization with hani fancam these talentless can not back to that success twice is 1000000000000000 time more popular than them

pixipix Sophia393 Saturday, June 18, 2016

sorry but they got recognition with hani fancam these talentless can not back to that success twice is 1000000000000000 time more popular than them

kpopfanboy21 pixipix Saturday, June 18, 2016


kpopfanboy21 pixipix Saturday, June 18, 2016


kpopfanboy21 pixipix Saturday, June 18, 2016


JwanHyo pixipix Saturday, June 18, 2016

the only two singers TWICE has are Nayeon and Jihyo..the others are just there for the picture, Momo is the dancer, Tzuyu the visuals but the rest are just there for the fun

Sophia393 pixipix Saturday, June 18, 2016

I am really sorry about that popular girl group who are you like and love, unfortunately they does not have any outstanding, capability singers, and they have neither excellent rapper nor composer, but they have a big agency whom can spent a lot of money to promote for them, lucky them

MarcHan07 pixipix Thursday, August 18, 2016

They're not popular? You must be kidding me XD All of their songs starting from Up & Down all became #1 songs in music charts. Also they became the 6th girl group getting three consecutive #1's in a year. The other ones were SES, Fin.K.L, Wonder Girls, Girl's Generation, 2NE1, and now EXID. Also SES and FIN.K.L were first generation idol groups. The market was young and competition was scarce compared to 2015. But EXID come from an obscure company with little to nothing to show for. Slap that to your Twice!! Talentless excuse me but Solji won king of masked singer(pilot episode) and became king ( well queen SoulG <3)Hani also became second place. Solji also won the pilot episode of duet song festival and won again on another episode. Say that to your Twice! Tbh EXID is more talented than Twice. Twice only got 2 good singers and a dancer (not even half of the entire group and the others are just THERE...Twice only got popular of how hard they try to get cute. So please stop hating on EXID cause they're 1000000000000000x more talented than twice.

hiroonakamura Friday, June 17, 2016

what kind of treatment in the waiting room? did they say anything specific?

kdrakent Friday, June 17, 2016

...From some videos, apparently some waiting rooms are are proper rooms (with doors, sofa, etc) and some waiting rooms are just made of partition walls with fabric covering as the door. So they turn one big empty space into many partition walls to accomodate less popular idols.

JwanHyo Friday, June 17, 2016

whats "the difference in treatment in the waiting room as one of the biggest changes" supose to mean? if u r not popular they treat u like shit?

PinkBuddy JwanHyo Friday, June 17, 2016

Maybe because they come from a small agency no one take then seriosly and Didnt care about EXID ,now everybody know who is exid and do everyrhing to make them comfortable

queenlala PinkBuddy Friday, June 17, 2016

yeah If you're popular you get your own waiting room and People will approach you more and give you more care and attention and if you're not popular , they pay less attention to you and they make you share waiting rooms with other idols who aren't popular as well.

BXR119 JwanHyo Friday, June 17, 2016

They (or nugu or groups from small agencies in general) share dressing room with 3 or 4 or more groups. Not enough chairs so everyone sit on the floor. like...high schcool kids..The rooms are usually far away from studio, too. Filming usually takes whole it must sucks so bad for nugu. But groups from big agencies or popular groups got their own private dressing room with big sofa/TV and etc and very close to the studio so they don't have to walk too far or take elevator, If you watched pre Up and Down videos from EXID, they usually stay in big conference room with so many groups and dancers...Now TV stations gave them their own small dressing room.

SharkBite Friday, June 17, 2016

"'Up & Down' was EXID's last chance." Damn the feels

The End



  1. Follow us on Instagram
  2. Subscribe on Youtube
  3. Follow us on Google+