[PS! Fan Favorite] 2NE1Posted: October 10, 2010
Abiding by our commitment to “Fan Girl Love,” POPSEOUL! brings to you a new feature called Fan Favorite to find out the idol group members you love the most.
Here’s a track to listen to while you carefully read (or skim) all this, my personal favorite off their latest album, “To Anyone.”
There is no doubt that the Korean music industry is dominated by the tried-and-true formula of idol groups. While the group is a single unit and product of the entertainment company it stems from, each member has individual quirks and appeals that offer diversity and choice under a unified brand name. One box of a certain treat with a couple of unique flavors for everyone. It is easy to spot the specific member in a certain group captures the most attention in South Korea because the media takes pointed notice and makes sure to provide as much coverage and exposure to ensure that the majority gets what it wants.
But it’s a little different in POPSEOUL! land. POPSEOUL! possesses a different demographic with different tastes from different backgrounds, and that’s what I’m curious about (and I hope you’re curious too!). I want to see which group members get the most love in PS! Land. It may contrast dramatically from the mainstream taste, or your favorites may align with Korea’s, but whatevers. No pressure, no expectation, just anticipation.
We will have a poll at the end of this post, but the results will be unknown until the end of the cycle (approximately a week, if I’m good). This isn’t a survey to see who POPSEOUL! should cover more (we’re not blatantly pandering like that); it’s just a curiosity experiment.
Feel free to express your love in the comments. No need to bash the other members; we’re promoting love here. They’re (i.e. the group members) all in this together, and so are we.
We have 2NE1, a quartet of ferocious young women from the YG fam ready to knock you out. Blazing onto the scene last summer, 2NE1 has lived up to their name, “To Anyone,” by capturing attention and accolades for their music and stage charisma.
CL may be the third oldest among four, but it wouldn’t be right to place her as second in command because she is first in fierce. She raps, she sings, she dances, and she cracks a charming smile that reminds you she is not as hard as her persona leads you to think.
You definitely wouldn’t dare to put this baby in the corner. Minzy has all the right moves and pops with just the right amount of attitude. She may be incredibly young, but Minzy makes growing up fast and hard look easy.
Sometimes her face may look flat, but Bom‘s notes sure aren’t. For those of you who think I’m too hard on her face, I’ll just say it’s a smoldering stare. Perhaps not as fiery as her two juniors, but Bom has burning soul emanating out of her throat.
Be sure to look out for the next PS! Fan Favorite to find out which member gets the most love in PS! Land, as well as a new group to shower with love.