[KPOP] 4MINUTE AND BEAST ATTRACTS 5,000 FANS IN TAIWAN
Korean pop groups 4minute and BEAST successfully wrapped their first promotional tour in Taiwan over the weekend, together attracting a huge crowd to their concert and fan meeting.
First, the news of their arrival in Taiwan on January 21 was reported in the 8 o’clock evening news of public network TTV with the two bands seen delivering their greetings in Chinese in front of Taiwanese fans and the media.
They kicked off the tour with a press conference and fan meeting the next day to which some 2,000 Taiwanese fans showed up. Organizers had to cut down the attendance for the event, which took place at CTS Broadcasting Station, to 200 people for safety reasons.
The girl group and the boy band then held a joint concert on Saturday attended by some 5,000 fans of both groups. They performed for about two hours, singing numerous songs including their unreleased tracks “Won’t You Give It To Me” (by 4minute) and “Yet” (BEAST).
4minute — composed of Jihyun, Gayoon, Jiyoon, HyunA and Sohyun — debuted in June 2009 with the single “Hot Issues”. Their subsequent mini-album “For Muzik” was a big success, topping various music charts in both Korea and Taiwan.
BEAST, which stands for “Boys of the East Standing Tall”, debuted in October 2009 with the mini-album “Beast Is The B2ST”. They are composed of six members — Doo-joon, Hyun-seung, Jun-hyung, Yo-seob, Dong-woon and Gi-kwang, who was unable to attend the Taiwan tour due to his personal schedule.
Both K-pop groups are managed by Korean entertainment agency Cube Entertainment who recently signed a strategic alliance with global record company Universal Music Group in an attempt to further expand their careers overseas.
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