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[KARA] FIRST FOREIGN GROUP TO MAKE TOP 10 ON JAPANESE ORICON

Kara became the first foreign Asian girl group to make the top 10 on the Japanese Oricon charts.

Oricon is the most influential music statistics publisher in Japan.

The group’s debut single “Mister,” which was released on Aug. 11, sold 29,000 copies in the first week. This allowed Kara to reach No. 5 on the daily Oricon singles chart and fifth on the Aug. 16 weekly chart.

The first foreign female group to make to the Oricon hall of fame is the world famous Irish disco group the Nolans, with their 1980 single, “I’m In the Mood for Dancing,” but Kara is the first non-Japanese Asian female group to hit the charts.

credit: JoongAngDaily.com

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[KPOP] GIRL GROUPS TAKE OVER TELEVISED MUSIC PROGRAMS

K-pop girl group Kara [DSP Media]

K-pop girl groups T-ara and Kara conquered televised music shows over the weekend.

Five-member girl band Kara celebrated their second win on KBS’ music program “Music Bank” on Friday with their song “Lupin,” the title track from the third mini-album released in late February.

Girl group T-ara welcomed their first win on SBS’ Sunday show “Inkigayo” with their song “I Go Crazy Because of You” by claiming the Mutizen Award. They had last won the award with their single “Bo Peep Bo Peep” in early January.

Other contenders on both shows included Min Kyung-hoon, Beast, Epik High, Outsider and 4Men.

Kara has released several singles and albums containing hits including “Pretty Girl” and “Mister” since their debut in in 2007.

T-ara is composed of six members who made their debut last year contributing to the soundtrack of MBC drama “Cinderella Man” and later released their debut single “Lies.”

credit: asiae.co.kr

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[KPOP] KARA TAKES FIRST VICTORY ON TV MUSIC PROGRAMS WITH “LUPIN”

Five-member girl group Kara third mini-album “Lupin” [DSP Media]

Five-member girl group Kara took their first win on televised music programs with their song over the weekend.

The girls received the top prize on KBS’ music program “Music Bank” with “Lupin,” the title track from the girls’ third mini-album. This was their first-ever victory on the show since their debut three years ago.

They also claimed the top Mutizen Award on SBS’ Sunday show “Inkigayo,” beating out contenders T-ara, Girls’ Generation, Min Kyung-hoon, Beast, U-Kiss, Outsider and 4Men.

Kara made their debut as four-member group in 2007 with members Han Seung-yeon, Nicole, Park Gyu-lee and Sung-hee. Due to personal reasons however, Sung-hee left the band and Kang Ji-young and Gu Hara joined in July 2008.

The girls have released several singles and albums containing hits such as “If U Wanna,” “Pretty Girl,” “Honey” and “Mister.”

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[KPOP/PHOTO] KARA’S KANG JI-YOUNG PERFORMS ON M!COUNTDOWN

Kara member Kang Jiyoung [Park Sung-ki/Asia Economic Daily]

Kara member Kang Jiyoung performs on cable music channel Mnet’s “M! CountDown” held at the CJ E&M Center in Seoul, South Korea on March 4, 2010.

Kara member Kang Jiyoung [Park Sung-ki/Asia Economic Daily]

Photographer : Park Sung-Ki musictok@asiae.co.kr
Editor : Jessica Kim jesskim@asiae.co.kr
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[KPOP/PHOTO] KARA MEMBER GU HARA ON MNET

Kara member Gu Hara [Park Sung-ki/Asia Economic Daily]

Kara member Gu Hara performs on cable music channel Mnet’s “M! CountDown” held at the CJ E&M Center in Seoul, South Korea on March 4, 2010.

Kara member Gu Hara [Park Sung-ki/Asia Economic Daily]

Photographer : Park Sung-Ki musictok@asiae.co.kr
Editor : Jessica Kim jesskim@asiae.co.kr
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[KPOP/PHOTO] KARA MEMBERS SING ON MNET “M!COUNTDOWN”

From top down, girl group Kara members Han Seung-yeon, Nicole and Park Gyu-lee sing on cable music channel Mnet’s “M! CountDown” held at the CJ E&M Center in Seoul, South Korea on March 4, 2010.

Kara member Han Seung-yeon [Park Sung-ki/Asia Economic Daily]
Kara member Nicole [Park Sung-ki/Asia Economic Daily]
Kara member Park Gyu-lee [Park Sung-ki/Asia Economic Daily]

Photographer : Park Sung-Ki musictok@asiae.co.kr

Editor : Jessica Kim jesskim@asiae.co.kr

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[KPOP] KARA TO COME BACK FOR A SHOWDOWN ON MID-FEBRUARY WITH SNSD

Credit/Source: http://asianfanatics.net
Posted By: Love. Music.

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Female idol group KARA will be back with a minialbum coming mid-February and resuming their promotional activities.

A representative said on 26th January, “The aim is for KARA to comeback mid-February. And the plan is for them to release a minialbum. Currently we are working on the title song and also the member concept.”

Many speculations are that chances are high that KARA will make their comeback on music shows after the lunar new year holidays.

It seemed that since KARA and So Nyeo Shi Dae will be promoting in the same time period, a ’showdown’ between the 2 groups will be unavoidable.

So Nyeo Shi Dae will be releasing their 2nd full length album on 28th January and do promotions for the album.

Meanwhile, KARA will be having their first Japanese showcase on the 7th next month.

S: MyDaily + kbites


[KPOP] KARA USES MONEY EARNED FROM “KARA BAKERY” FOR A GOOD CAUSE

Girlgroup KARA will be donating all the proceeds from their bakery business to the children welfare association.

It has been announced that all proceeds from the bakery business operated by KARA on Mnet ‘KARA Bakery’ will be unfortunate children under the children welfare association.

KARA said on 16th January, “We want to use the money we get from the bread we made for a good cause. Even though it is not a big amount, it will be good if the children like it.”

KARA had been one of the idol groups which had caused the ‘craze of girlgroup’ last year with their dance like ‘butt dance’ for song ‘Mister’. And they continue to receive love from TV viewers for doing a good cause with the money they earn from the program ‘KARA Bakery’.

S: Mydaily + kbites


[KPOP] KARA TO PERFORM AT STARCRAFT OSL FINALS

Credit/Source: http://asianfanatics.net
Posted By: Love. Music.

It was recently confirmed that five-member gal group Kara would be performing at the OSL (OnGameNet Starleague) Finals, a huge tournament taking place this month for Starcraft, aka the unofficial national sport of Korea.

On Sunday, January 17, former champion Flash will be matched up against Royal Roader Movie at Olympic Park – Olympic Hall in Seoul for the final round of the tournament; the girls will be there to perform at the event. The tournament, which will begin at 5PM, will be livestreamed on various websites, so you can watch the two have a go at each other live when the big day comes.

This isn’t the first time that an idol girl group has performed for Starcraft players, as SNSD made an appearance at a tournament last August for a few performances.

Apparently, Flash recently revealed that his ideal type is none other than Kara’s Nicole… so this should prove to be quite an interesting encounter!

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[KPOP] KARA WINS FEMALE ARTIST AWARD

Credit/Source: http://asianfanatics.net
Posted By: ♥hippo-holic♥


The 16th Korean Entertainment Arts Award opened at the SungNam Art center Opera House on the 3rd.

Being judged by the Korea Entertainment Arts Association, it has been the 16th year since this award show has taken place, and this year it has been hosted by Kim ByungChan and Ji SooHee as there were 25 categories with many contenders and fabulous special performances.

Comedy award, artist award, Tv host award, radio host award, Impressive performance award, imaginative award, choreography award, adult artist award, and group artist award and other various categories have been given out, and this show will be broadcast via InetTV.

source: hankyung
translations by thebuddybud @ Karaholic.com