Before K-pop invaded the world and became mainstream, there were times when this rich genre was really starting to blossom thanks to the groups that led the Hallyu wave. This resulted in a fair share of significant moments the industry witnessed a few years back.
There are plenty of K-pop songs and music videos out there about love and relationships, but there are few that are about one of the best kinds of relationships: female friendship! So we’ve pulled together some of our favorite MVs that show the importance of gal pals. From helping us through tough times to making us laugh, smile, and dance for no reason, girl friends are there through thick and thin.
Watch your favorite K-pop ladies pay sweet tribute to these powerful friendships by showing off their own heartwarming bonds in these 12 music videos!
6. “Go Away” – 2NE1
Things don’t go so well for CL in the “Go Away” MV, and between her horrible ex and her disappointing car races, the girl can’t seem to catch a break. Luckily, the other three members are there throughout the music video’s story to support and comfort their leader — especially after the MV’s shocking ending.
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Before debuting in a K-pop group, many idols spend a lot of time together during their trainee days, and their bonds continue to grow as they share the same dorm and attend the same practice schedules on a daily basis.
Some idols, usually the maknae of the group, will leave their homes at a very young age to pursue their dreams. But because they’re so young, they end up being looked after by the rest of the members. With this in mind, here are eight idols who basically grew up with their groups!
7. Gong Minzy
Dance machine Gong Minzy, who joined YG Entertainment at age 11, was mainly raised by the former 2NE1 members throughout both the exhausting training period and the years of fame that followed, before eventually choosing her own path. In the documentary below, the girls gave Minzy fashion tips while she was preparing to attend a rock festival. They also expressed their parental concern upon her growing up, and debated whether they should be cool or strict as parents.
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The second season of the KBS variety show Unnies Slam Dunk premiered in the middle of last month and has been consistently bringing a lot of laughter and entertainment for its viewers. Though less of a ratings hit than its predecessor, the series is creating a lot of buzz among international fans, especially because of its star-studded cast. As a fan of the first season, I’m happy to say that the second season of Unnies is even more enjoyable, so here are five reasons why you should give the show a try!
About two weeks ago, the K-pop world felt a shock that had fans heartbroken all over the world. It’s true, 2NE1 has disbanded. There’s so much that these four beautiful women (although Minzy left prior to the disbandment) have brought to the K-pop industry and into our lives through music, laughter, and much more. Here are some of their greatest moments in their seven years of being active from 2009-2016.
10. ‘Hate You’ Aug. 4th, 2011
“Hate You” has a lot of charisma and in-your-face attitude, just like this stage! The live was strong, impacting and definitely made use of their lyrics! The ladies were rocking some awesome styles and their scenes of pushing around guys just gives that added oomph the song really pushes.