Monday, March 12, 2012

Korean Idols - T-ARA

Lately there has been a Korean boom in Japan where many Korean boy bands and Girl bands have making their debut in Japan. One main reason is because that Japanese people go crazy over new idols. They will spend tons of money on goods and concerts. T-ARA is a new and upcoming Girl band from Korea, of course since they want to make their debut in Japan they translate their hip songs into Japan and even have Japanese MV (music videos). 

T-ARA started out with only 5 members but over the year and half, with two members leaving and more joining, currently making the group 7.

 The members are:

  • Jeon Boram age 25
  • Lee Jihyun age 25
  • Park Injung age 24
  • Ham Eunjung age 23
  • Park Sunyoung age 22
  • Ryu Hwayoung age 18
  • Park Jiyeon age 18

"Before their debut, there was a high level of interest in the group as they were called "Super Rookies" and had been training for three years prior to debut. T-ara uses a rotating leader system, and has a different member of the group elected as leader each year, in order to give both the group and the individual members the opportunity to grow in a new direction.
In 2011, T-ara signed a $4.3 million contract with management company J-ROCK for their Japanese debut, the highest out of all the girl groups debuting in Japan. Their major record label is EMI Music Japan while their management and promotional marketing takes place under J-ROCK. The group's first single, a remake of their 2009 hit "Bo Peep Bo Peep", debuted at #1 on the Oricon weekly charts with 49,712 copies sold, the first for a debuting Korean girl group ever in history." (Wikipedia)

Their singles are:
  • "Bo Peep Bo Peep" (2011)
  • "Yayaya" (2011)
  • "Roly-Poly" (2012)

 Here are a few MV of T-ARA.

[M/V] T-ara - Bo Peep Bo Peep [Japanese Ver.]

T-ARA【MV】Roly-Poly Japanese Ver.