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How Big was Teen Top?

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  1. Coelacanth

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    This is a sincere question directed particularly at longer-tenured Kpop fans.

    I first got into Kpop in 2012, but it took a while for me to become really familiar with the genre. So I sort of missed the boat on Teen Top's heyday; by the time I was a serious fan, they seemed to be past the peak of their success. So here's my question: how popular was Teen Top during their glory days? Were they really an A-list group like I've heard some fans suggest? And if so, is there a reason why they don't seem as venerated in retrospect compared to other groups of their era?

    Thanks for the info! :)
     
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    To be honest I have been into Kpop since 2011 and didn’t even find out about teen top until 2015 when up10nation debuted...

    So I’m gonna guess and say they were not that big....
     
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    i wondered the same thing
    but then i figured they were probably much more popular in their home country and that they're probably still popular there now at least a little but i have no way of sensing it with my international ass
    i mean no one i know likes teen top but if they really didn't have a fanbase at home they'd be forced to disband
    so i bet they have sales

    honestly their music is SO GOOD. i know someones gotta be buying it. but i really wish they were popular here and more popular everywhere
     
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    Hello
     
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    wahhhhh i know someone who loves teen top?!?! yes! what's your favorite song/mv?
    mine is To You!
     
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    I had only heard of them here and there. They have good songs. They were between the low-mid tier groups in terms of popularity, some-days they were talked about a lot in the fandom (well, I use twitter a lot so I saw people talking about them there)

    I don’t know what happened now

    Edit: tbh I never followed them much so my comment is probably inaccurate
     
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    That's really hard, I love Miss Right, but if you got rid of the English bits in Love Is, it would be pretty close. The dance for Rocking will forever be one of my favorite choreographies though, it's so satisfying to watch.
     
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    Their heyday was around Crazy and To You era, snagged a few music show wins if I recall correctly. But I can't speak to the magnitude of their success, because I was still a relatively new kpop fan who exclusively watched Music Bank.
     
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    miss right is great. and omg i LOVE "love is" I have listened to it countless times
    rocking is so amazing too. for me its the song as well as dance

    did you hear "what's problem" on their last album? it became a new instant favorite. i also love call me
     
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    I've heard What's Problem and I love it a lot. I don't think I've heard Call Me (I'm still working on listening to all their songs). I really love High Five from the album, and Niels solo songs last year were so good. :lover1:
     
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    that song is so weird yet so good! i can't help singing it
    i saw them perform call me but they only did it like once. i loved it and wanted them to keep doing it but their last comeback felt like it was over before it even started lol i was so mad

    oh yeah high five is probably one of my favorite albums. next favorite is No 1

    and yeah neil's solos are awesome. his voice is so great. i like niel a lot
     
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    I wasn't a part of the fandom when they had their comeback last year so at leasat I didn't have that problem lol. Who's your bias? Mine are Niel and LJoe.
     
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    ahhh okay. lol well mine is chunji. he is so talented and adorable

    i hate to mention this but, you do know about l joe's departure right? he might technically be forced to be in teen top due to contract but he's trying to get out if that. he wants to do other things like acting etc
     
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    Of course, I found that after really starting to like him. :( I'm kind of used to my biases leaving tbh, he's the 4th bias I've had who is no longer a part of the group, and I don't even have that many biases to begin with. If someone leaves a group I stan it's usually my bias. :rolleyes:
     
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    As far as I know, when they debuted almost same time with Infinite, both groups were being known as "knife-like-choreography" groups. I think their most successful year is around 2011-2013, with at-that-time domestic popularity maybe comparable with GOT7's current domestic popularity.

    Their 1st album "No. 1" is probably my personal favorite from them though, to the extend I become a fan of them. "Miss Right", "I Wanna Love", and "Missing You" are sooo good, plus all other tracks are also great too.
     
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    Teentop love them, their songs are bops. Some grpups do well internationally and some do well locally. They did better locally but they stll did well internationally and were always invited to kcon, iu and neil singing at kcon was so nice. Teentop is far from over yet, they recently renewed their contract, of course ljoe left. They have been together 8 years, and they are still so young, they acted, put out solo albums, have done variety, and released music as a group. So i think teentop is doing ok. With newer groups coming in, and younger generation of kpop fans coming in, they dont seem to get to know alot of the older groups, the fans i mean. But hey jbj kenta loves teentop, huge fan of ricky.
     
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    Teen Top fan here! C.A.P is one of my three ultimate biases lol Also them on Weekly Idol will forever be my favorite episodes.
     
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    They had medium success. Several of their songs sold well on the old Gaon charts, and I think they were relatively known. They definitely were know for the dances.
     
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    I'm not Korean so I can't say, but they seemed to be mid-tier, on the level of Boyfriend and Nu'est.
     
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    whoa how do you deal with that? i've never had a bias leave before
    the closest i came to that feeling is when kris left
    but he never really went away so i was fine
    i can still see krisus all the time
     
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