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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Same Old: SISTAR


Article: SISTAR, what sets them apart from all those other girl groups

Source: Enter Media via Daum

1. [+681, -44] Ever since their rivals SECRET were killed off after being outed as an Ilbe bug

2. [+524, -59] They're talented

3. [+469, -39] Because during the T-ara scandal, Hyorin said something respectable and was also spotted taking care of the bullied member... They were on the rise ever since then. They're also smarter than SECRET.. and more than anything, their song is good~~~

4. [+302, -41] Their songs are different... Hyorin needs no words and Soyu has a unique vocal color. They also distribute parts in a way that makes sense. On top of that, they do decently on variety shows so their public recognition has no way to go but up.

5. [+228, -28] The members are all unique but come together and mesh well.. And they're above the rest when it comes to singing and dancing.

6. [+199, -75] The secret to their popularity lies in their vocal talent and cheap dance moves.

7. [+175, -23] If Hyorin was just a little bit prettier, SISTAR*** could take over the world

8. [+164, -23] I'd say SISTAR's initial success was Hyorin's outstanding talent... then they just skyrocketed after MBC's Athletics Championship.

9. [+163, -23] SISTAR's the top when it comes to girl groups. I came to like the group after falling in love with Hyorin's unique vocals.

10. [+132, -16] It's just Hyorin being a good singer... The group itself isn't all that different from the other girl groups.

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269 comments:

  1. not sistar,more like hyorin and friends tbh...bcoz all i heard is only hyorin voice in all of their songs

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  2. Number 10 says it perfectly . They really aren't that different from other girl groups .

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  3. Wait? Positive comments? YESSSSS

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  4. [+132, -16] It's just Hyorin being a good singer... The group itself isn't all that different from the other girl groups.

    THANK YOU SO MUCH RANDOM KOREAN NETIZEN. Took the words right out of my mouth.

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  5. 7. do they mean SISTAR? (or are you a little tired, NB? hehe.)

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  6. . [+175, -23] If Hyorin was just a little bit prettier, SECRET could take over the world

    The whole world isn't going to think she's not pretty.

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  7. 2. [+524, -59] They're talented



    Hyorin and Friends, lol

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  8. "3. [+469, -39] Because during the T-ara scandal, Hyorin said something respectable and was also spotted taking care of the bullied member... They were on the rise ever since then. They're also smarter than SECRET.. and more than anything, their song is good~~

    4. [+302, -41] Their songs are different... Hyorin needs no words and Soyu has a unique vocal color. They also distribute parts in a way that makes sense. On top of that, they do decently on variety shows so their public recognition has no way to go but up. "

    2. [+524, -59] They're talented


    Preach

    "7. [+175, -23] If Hyorin was just a little bit prettier, SECRET could take over the world"

    Stop. Music isn't a beauty competition.

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  9. disqus_be1ITIfAvzJune 20, 2013 at 2:00 AM

    can you find a more original comment because hyorin and friends is sandpapered as fuck

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  10. Hrm... would have to disagree with #4. Their distribution still needs a lot of work, but it has improved. The only reason it seems like Hyorin sings most of GITM is because she sings the chorus, but Soyou got two solo verses whereas Hyorin got one.

    As for #10, Soyou is a fantastic singer too, it's not just Hyorin. But I would have to agree that although they're not that different from the other girl groups, their songs are pretty damn catchy and that's why I like them.

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  11. LOL. I don't blame her. It's 2AM here in NY.

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  12. one word/name: HYORIN.


    i still think dasom looks out of place in sistar :/

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  13. Love these girls. You go, SISTAR - the underdog story of Kpop.

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  14. Hyorin and friends not actually that talented.

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  15. it's just me, or dasom look more like hyorin *0*

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  16. Thanks to Hyorin,they're popular

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  17. I think SISTAR'd could improve a lot if Hyorin learned to harmonise, they'd sound more like a group if she actually did that for once.

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  18. disqus_be1ITIfAvzJune 20, 2013 at 2:03 AM

    positive knetizen comments, negative i-fan ones.. this shit's getting too predictable

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  19. 2. [+524, -59] They're talented



    PREACH.

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  20. I'm not sure if their line distribution needs more work though. If you hear the MR removed of their first live stage, you can't even hear Dasom. She's literally whispering her lines. You get the amount of lines you can handle is how I see it.

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  21. disqus_be1ITIfAvzJune 20, 2013 at 2:04 AM

    they are, sad that people seem to overlook that dancing too is a talent

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  22. i wont doing anything for u....it's my opinion....u have problem with that?

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  23. haha yeah, I'm here too! (fellow New Yorkers what uppp.) I'd send her an e-mail but she probably wouldn't see it until later today.

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  24. garaharaharikarixJune 20, 2013 at 2:04 AM

    8. [+164, -23] I'd say SISTAR's initial success was Hyorin's outstanding talent... then they just skyrocketed after MBC's Athletics Championship.

    did i miss something here?

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  25. I like Sistar. They're probably the only girl group I follow. Apart from their songs and image, there's something about them that makes them unique. I'm not exactly sure what it is though.

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  26. disqus_be1ITIfAvzJune 20, 2013 at 2:05 AM

    their stage presence and they're full of charms

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  27. they're at least different in terms of how only one of them is particularly pale.

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  28. SIstar as a group did pretty well at the championships

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  29. I get what you mean. Dasom sounds okay in the MCountdown MR removed video though (I think it was MCountdown?). But I agree that she's the weakest singer of the group, so it's understandable that she receives fewer lines. Same with Bora since her rapping makes me facepalm myself sometimes.

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  30. A 'Same Old' article having positive comments.. wow.

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  31. garaharaharikarixJune 20, 2013 at 2:05 AM

    hard to tell if the rest are any good, because hyorin sings 90% of the song, with a 10% bora rap

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  32. But was Secret ever seriously rivaling Sistar?

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  33. garaharaharikarixJune 20, 2013 at 2:06 AM

    no, I actually dont know what they are.....like a singing competition, or what?

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  34. the answer is hyorin. if she wasn't in the group no one would care about sistar

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  35. Yes, as with miss A

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  36. exactly and thanks for being precise

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  37. disqus_be1ITIfAvzJune 20, 2013 at 2:07 AM

    and this is my opinion: fuck your unoriginal shit and if you're going to contribute your ideas then the least you can do is say something actually of your own, not just a statement that's already been said 5442984x times

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  38. they were more popular than sistar during madonna/magic/starlight moonlight.

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  39. Ahh no, it's an athletic competition amongst the other idols.

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  40. No, it's a Athletics competition, SISTAR excelled in archery, dash and even the jump thing to an extent..

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  41. dasom looks like hyorin the more i see her

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  42. Hmm, maybe you're right. ^^

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  43. whatever!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  44. garaharaharikarixJune 20, 2013 at 2:10 AM

    oh....is it like a yearly thing?

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  45. i see this disqus rep is now a mod... :P

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  46. "But I would have to agree that although they're not that different from the other girl groups, their songs are pretty damn catchy and that's why I like them."

    yeah, same. a lot of girl group success in Korea ends up depending on when you debuted (earlier is better, obviously) and your company, and SISTAR'S managed to do really well with what they had. it doesn't excuse the uneven talent distribution, but I still like them. /shrug

    on a side note, ooh, new mod (or have I just been out of the loop and you've been here a while? if that is the case I'm sorry haha)! hopefully these comment sections won't be so craycray anymore.

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  47. Disqus representative? what lol

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  48. but bora makes mistake on 80m right? and she can't finish the race...it's dangerous

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  49. I think they have it a few times a year (maybe two?) but I can't be too sure. The number of idols that get injured definitely makes it harder to have it multiple times a year.

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  50. lol somebody accused you of that once. Someone who gets a lot of likes or something right?

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  51. Yes girl yes. Tired of random ppl making new names to post hatery.

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  52. i feel like if secret sticks with the cute concept, they'll be more successful. poison and losing their curves are a mistake. and it doesn't help that the netizens dislike a blabber mouth that is sunhwa.

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  53. Sistar is doing really well rn so good for them.


    And hello~

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  54. I've been a regular user on this site for a pretty long time, just wasn't a mod until recently haha. I'll do my best to keep comment sections under control, and there are other mods helping out too.

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  55. "Because during the T-ara scandal"
    these days T-ara the reason of everything ..

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  56. Hard to do when you're a top vocalist having to lesser your voice to that of less technically correct vocalists.

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  57. SISTAR on the rise, I can feel it

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  58. lols...when some of knetz full with -ve comments here comes some of thee i-netz warriors if some knetz come up with +ve comments then some i-netz will against it aigo~
    we will never be satisfy and can satisfy people.

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  59. they are ryt abt Idol Athletics though..all of them shone there...plus,wid SECRET's and an amazing track they've pulled through..it helps that they're likable on variety shows...this tym round i rly did lyk soyu's vocals btr though..

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  60. Agreed. It's awkward seeing her perform her lines sometimes.

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  61. netizens used to say that Secret is more talented than Sistar .. but now is different.

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  62. Haha. Well until she sees it, people can be confused Cx (I should prob. sleep, night fellow New Yorker :D)

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  63. Aka "rep whores" ppl who have lots of likes.

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  64. Other groups don't have this issue though, their main vocalists don't overpower the others when they're meant to be singing all together as a group. Hyorin tends to sing on top of the others when she should be singing with them, which is what makes the others look like back up singers.

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  65. It's definitely because of Hyorin's talent. Plus they have interesting songs.

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  66. 4. [+302, -41] Their songs are different... Hyorin needs no words and Soyu has a unique vocal color. They also distribute parts in a way that makes sense



    I agree on this one. The line distribution doesn't need any adjusting.

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  67. what happened to Secret? :/

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  68. Tears up on the gooood comments. It's nice to see them everywhere on my tv screen and mobile.

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  69. *Sobs* I know T.T

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  70. I feel bad for Bora, to be honest. she was classically trained and she's actually a great contemporary dancer (and pole dancer, if anyone's seen that video!). sadly there's not much room in the K-pop industry to show off dancing talent like that so she just has to work with the regular pop choreo they're given.


    and, working as a regular dancer with a dance company isn't any more lucrative than taking your chances as an idol, so I see why she wanted to go down this route instead. (at least that's how it is in the US... if it's different in Korea, feel free to correct me.)

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  71. Dasom was the first one to catch my eye and I really thought she looked different from the rest. She looks so much like Hyorin now but, hell, I still love her and I admire their group for being able to hold their own place. I just wish for their fanbase to be bigger so they can have more physical sales.

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  72. B.A.P blew up so TS focused on them for a while. I think it was bad timing for the most part, especially with the car accident and now the Ilbe controversy too. I like SECRET so it sucks that their popularity has gone down somewhat.

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  73. I didn't say she had the best...I said a top. Not THE top...she doesn't sing over people, her voice is just stronger/resounds more. Other groups don't have this problem cause they don't have someone like her. Other than Taeyeon, Luna and Eunji no other group has a top vocalist.

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  74. new yorker here too!! QUEENS!!! :D

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  75. "B.A.P blew up" as much of a BABY as I am, I think TS just chose to focus on B.A.P for a while because SECRET was in Japan for so long doing Twinkle Twinkle promotions. sadly it looks like B.A.P is going to be overworked for a while longer because of the Ilbe controvery and since SECRET are heading to Japan again :(


    (I'a a SECRETTIME too since I Want You Back days, so don't take me the wrong way, people!)

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  76. Why can't international netizens just be happy for Sistar? Do you always have to find something to pick on them about? Like it or not they are becoming very popular among the Korean public.

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  77. OfficialKARALoverJune 20, 2013 at 2:25 AM

    10. [+132, -16] It's just Hyorin being a good singer... The group itself isn't all that different from the other girl groups.



    totally Agree

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  78. Madonna/Starlight Moonlight/Shy Boy
    I will admit i was not checking for Sistar back then, i really liked Secret. Now their songs are meh

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  79. Shocked to see you were accepted to be a mod. You are extremely biased.

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  80. You're totally missing my point. Taeyeon can harmonise with the rest of SNSD, as can Luna, Eunji and other 'top' vocalists. Hyorin does sing over the rest of the group, all she needs to do is bring down her volume and she'd be able to harmonise properly.

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  81. I'm shocked too. She is biased and a Disqus rep. And shes pretending she doesn't know what we are talking about. I guess NB is just accpeting anyone. If anything i think BoA578, Amiah and Dalafina should be NB mods.. They have been here since the beginning and they don't troll.

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  82. 10. [+132, -16] It's just Hyorin being a good singer... The group itself isn't all that different from the other girl groups.

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  83. disqus_be1ITIfAvzJune 20, 2013 at 2:30 AM

    you were just expressing your love for a group and look at the downvotes. proves that this is a place where haters can go to and feel mighty. too bad it won't do shit to their fame in korea though

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  84. Funny you say this Soyu actually took the chorus from her in their cover of "Break Away".....and no I wasn't missing your point. I understood it clearly >.>

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  85. Its not people who have a lot of likes. Its people who manipulate comment sections just so their comment stays at the top. Luckily Disqus now shows who likes your comment so good luck with it.

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  86. You're an idiot if you think ppl who have top comments manipulate their likes...we all know it's one person.

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  87. Haters keep hating. I keep loving. And Sistar keeps slaying their faves. LOL.

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  88. I'm not an idiot and seriously the only idiot is you. You're a well known AllKpop troll. Aren't you plastic boom?? Move along troll.
    I remember when you first started commenting here, it was seriously pathetic because you upvoted your comment 25+ times and people called you out on it.

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  89. I don't think Koreans prefer SECRET's beauty over SISTAR's beauty.

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  90. All netizens regardless of location are entitled to their opinions.

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  91. OfficialKARALoverJune 20, 2013 at 2:34 AM

    Same here after watching their Mr Remove Performance ..,,I only notice Hyorine ...

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  92. Your "opinions" sound like butthurt. You guys keep picking on silly things to make it seem like they don't deserve their new popularity.

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  93. Interesting how you just randomly pop up. What is your real account? Here to whore yourself out to disqus?

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  94. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=841UqdI97QU



    In this performance, Soyou and Dasom's mr removed are kinda bad. Bora is kinda okay? Hyorin's mr removed is impressive bc she sings most of the lines in the song


    MY OPINION

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  95. Every popular group has antis.
    Nobody is saying here sistar sucks, they are sl*ts, ugly or talentless.. calm down.

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  96. says the person who comments as guest. feel free to talk to my on twitter if you want to know more about me you weirdo stalker! :P

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  97. Yes cause I can magically change my IP to do that...you know I'll just save you some embarrassment ↓

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  98. OfficialKARALoverJune 20, 2013 at 2:39 AM

    Hyorin always Impress me ...specially some of her Cover songs..... but tbh ..soyou got some potential....bora and dasom ..still not impress me

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  99. Hahah so now you're claiming to that you have to change your IP.
    Who are you fooling Plastic_Boom?
    You know how disqus works. All you have to do is keep registering accounts.

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  100. I've never modded on K-pop related sites so I have no idea what you're basing this off of.

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  101. You can register accounts all day but you can't like more than once...

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  102. Dasom can't sing live :/ I mean it. I think thats why Bora's part is a bit longer than her. Bora can't rap but she can still rap while dancing.
    About Soyou, her mr removed in Alone and Loving U are better

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  103. I've never trolled though... where are you guys getting this crap from? I've only modded for a few days and as far as I know I've shown no bias at all? lol. Seems like you have some sort of personal vendetta against me.

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  104. OfficialKARALoverJune 20, 2013 at 2:44 AM

    but you know what annoys me a lot..only hyorin got MIC ..

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  105. sistar is definitely one of the best girl groups right now. they are amazing seriously. and i wonder if they can overtake snsd. but i think it's impossible right now. it seems that no girl groups can beat snsd. but i really want to see snsd have rival. i mean no girls group can beat them since gee era. i actually hope to see the top two of girl groups in korea instead of having only snsd on the top. =)

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  106. But.. I am calm??
    All of Sistar's articles on NB are full of comments from I-fans saying how they can't reach top-tier girl group level and picking on silly things about them,
    I think you should calm down?

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  107. SNSD's fan base is so huge, I don't think they'll be replaced soon.

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  108. i wonder why........LOLOL

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  109. i know right ^^

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  110. You're a DISQUS REP. Admit it. On AKP you would manipulate the comment section so it can stay at the top.

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  111. You're a biased Sone that talks shit about other groups.

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  112. Its my opinion that they don't. I wasn't being malicious, rude, or unreasonable about it so if anyone is butthurt it seems more like you. :x Don't see what the problem is. Like I just said everyone's entitled to their opinion. If you like Sistar, cool and btw by no means do I hate them or anything - its just what I think :)

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  113. What are you so defensive for anyway? I gave constructive criticism, it's not something to argue with me about, lol.

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  114. or maybe people actually liked what Xes had to say? It's not that hard to believe, no need for your flop conspiracy theories.

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  115. I don't know, Give It To Me is the first song of theirs that I like. I think they're popular because of their provocative dances.

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  116. Hyorin chose the mic because it's easier to control your voice with a handheld mic. Soyou, Dasom, and Bora need both hands for their respective solo parts. Soyou can't do a tango dance move if she's holding a mic, Dasom can't hold her hat and a cane in one hand, and Bora can't really do her solo part with one hand. Well actually, she could, but it would look weird if her right hand (the one holding the glitter) was just behind her head the entire time until she threw the glitter.

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  117. If NB starts posting music shows artycles, this site will be just like allkpop. Just with more comments.

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  118. overrated sistar vs pitty secret


    kpop troubles sometimes come from k-netizen itself

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  119. lol. you can believe what you want.

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  120. Please whoever you are.. You are Plastic_Boom or Xesyre. So random how your account just randomly pop us.
    Next.

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  121. Agree, it's sad someone is disliking this on the regular.

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  122. okay, I'm going to ask you guys to cool it on this discussion, as it really has nothing to do with the topic at hand.

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  123. you know what's great about disqus? You can read someone's full comment history. Xes does not talk shit about other groups and comments fairly objectively. Stop trying to create drama.

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  124. While Secret hit daebak with continuous hits - Madonna, Magic, Shy Boy and Starlight Moonlight, their current songs were just okay. Poison and Yoohoo were not as big hits as the rest of their previous title tracks, and they couldn't afford to be like SNSD, who can come up with less acceptable song but still remained popular due to their huge fanbase. Secret only slowly diminish after their car accident (less promotion) and the Ilbe scandal.

    SISTAR will also be slowly "forgotten" too if they had not come up with one hit after another, but SISTAR is producing massive hit after hit. Starting on from Alone, Loving U, Gone Not Around Any Longer and now Give it To Me. Their timing for Give It To Me is good too. While it is a good song, I doubt it would have slayed charts should it come up during Cho Youngpil's Bounce. However, Give It To Me still remains as one of the best first half production. The current comebacks has been meh.

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  125. You love the conspiracy theories, don't you? I lurk on NB a lot and I comment when I feel like it. Feel free to continue this convo on twitter with me if you feel so inclined.

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  126. Sorry, Xes is my friend and I just felt like defending him against people trying to start unneeded drama. Back to sistar now :D

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  127. go through my comment history and find me shit talking lol. anyways, im done with this conversation. nb wants discussion pertaining to the topic and I'll have to start marking comments like this as spam. feel free to tweet me though ^_^

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  128. OfficialKARALoverJune 20, 2013 at 2:55 AM

    But base on your comment you really know a lot about sistar...

    but well i'm belong to general public who doesn't know why only hyorin got mic.. its just First Impression is The Last Impression.

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  129. What do you expect from lesser "guests" who don't have the balls to face someone with a legit name/account? I'm sure we all know who this is.

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  130. Nah. SISTAR is loved in Korea, but they have miles to go until they reach SNSD's level. They don't have a strong fanbase and rely on the general public for their sales (and this is coming from a Star1, so don't call me a hater). Plus they would still have to surpass 2NE1 in the rankings.

    I like SISTAR, but their name should not be mentioned side by side SNSD. It will be years before they reach that milestone, and they have plenty of walls to climb over first.

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  131. SISTAR's "Ma Boy" was my first kpop song ever. They started my downward spiral into kpop, it's so crazy to see how far they've come! *uglysobs*

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  132. This is the positive side of Same Old...

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  133. Not to mention they're coming back on the 28th with 3 title songs.

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  134. Sistar needs a strong fanbase that supports them, because the fall can be hard if they give a false step

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  135. Yeah, I'm a Star1 so I explain things a lot hah, but I can see why your first impression would be 'Why does only Hyorin get a hand mic.' I appreciate discussion though!

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  136. 10. [+132, -16] It's just Hyorin being a good singer... The group itself isn't all that different from the other girl groups.


    honestly I agree. 2NE1, MissA, Secret are the same in talent and beauty with sistar.

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  137. Cause someone always got something to say about the woman, like damn ~.~" Leave her alone but I understand that you're critiquing. Nothing against you.

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  138. i wont lie, Hyorin is garnering a lot of attention for them but aside from keeping the members in check, isnt that what a leader does? yknow, lead the way for their group and take one for the team if need be. there is a reason why some groups dont choose their leader based on age and that reason is because that person can hold the group higher than anyone else could.

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  139. OfficialKARALoverJune 20, 2013 at 3:00 AM

    thank for informing me .i just asking why...nothing more nothing less....

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  140. disqus_be1ITIfAvzJune 20, 2013 at 3:01 AM

    the ones are threatened fans that have come to a realization that SISTAR is getting popular before their eyes and can't seem to handle it

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  141. disqus_be1ITIfAvzJune 20, 2013 at 3:05 AM

    let's just sit back, relax and enjoy the show. never truly felt SISTAR's fame until now

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  142. Wonder Girls, 2NE1, SNSD and f(x)'s fanbases are bigger.

    If they make a BIG mistake, the netizens won't support them anymore.

    To be 'one of the best girl groups' you need to have a big fanbase.

    Then, your physical and digital sales need to be good.

    Sistar's doing good digitally but not physically

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  143. IMO miss A >>>>>>>>>>>>> Sistar , miss A was getting really popular but jyp fucked it up, now it's only about suzy.... still better than sistar

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  144. SISTAR are my favourite girl group after 2NE1 and SNSD. But actually for sistar, i only like hyorin tho....is that bad?

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  145. she posts whatever's trending, and accepts reader requests whenever available. It's always been that way.

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  146. Just talking from a business perspective. I mean, this is a good oportunity.

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  147. OfficialKARALoverJune 20, 2013 at 3:11 AM

    Lets w8 for montly or weekly chart of SISTAR GITM sales..if they manage to gathered more fans..

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  148. even T-ara have more fans than Sistar, real fans will support you no matter what, just what happened to T-ara. yeah they lost a lot of them but still have a decent amount of fans, so it's important to have a strong fanbase because if you make a mistake or release a song the public doesnt like you still have your fans support

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  149. disqus_be1ITIfAvzJune 20, 2013 at 3:13 AM

    butthurt "opinion"

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  150. OfficialKARALoverJune 20, 2013 at 3:13 AM

    I can't agree MORE!!,,,, <3

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  151. Shame to see everybody bashing SECRET. SECRET's amazing...


    I love SISTAR even though I love SECRET more.

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  152. You could say this about a ton of groups.

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  153. Exactly. For a 4 member group, they carry a lot of dead weight that it's ridiculous.
    All the praise is for Hyorin, not the group as a whole.

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  154. OfficialKARALoverJune 20, 2013 at 3:15 AM

    because some of user here are aware about SALES and RECORDS ..so lets w8 for sistar records for this release...
    but i agree some user are rude sometimes

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  155. [+132, -16] It's just Hyorin being a good singer... The group itself isn't all that different from the other girl groups.

    Hyorin is exceptionally talented. But I believe the rest of the group are talented as well, and in fact... more talented than some members of other girl groups who are not talented in singing, dancing etc.

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  156. I hope SISTAR doesn't get dragged into some stupid scandal that isn't their fault like SECRET. It's a shame when you see a group doing well and then because of some minor mistake everybody turns on them.


    Still can't get over people turning Hyosung accidentally using a wrong word into SECRET somehow being ilbe users -_- I thought IU and T-ara's scandals were overblown and ridiculous, but SECRET's takes the cake. Netizens will really look for anything to destroy a female artist with,

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  157. Sistar is super popular in korea cos of their songs and korean men seem to prefer sexy over cute contrary to the celeb ideal type. also i think sistar have always been true to their sexy image rather than switching from image to image and the fact that hyorin is not stereotypically pretty is makes her appealing...

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  158. I'm a Secret fan and even I can see that it made sense for TS to shift their focus to B.A.P. They're a small company and so they have limited resources. Most Kpop fans in Korea are female so the market will always be skewed towards boygroups.

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  159. I'm saying the truth, bitch.
    Look at Secret before the ilbe thingy. They were praising Secret. Then after the ilbe thingy came out, they insulted Secret/Hyosung.
    I'm not a hater

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  160. It's because it's true, though. Top-tier only gets there because of a mix of popularity with the general public and a strong fandom. Just look at who's there or close to being there, SNSD, WG, KARA, 2ne1 all have public appeal and a dedicated fanbase to match.



    Sistar, right now, is only doing well because the public enjoys them, but unless they build up a large and loyal fanbase, they're not going to last once they release a song that the public dislikes or create a scandal that turns the public away from them. It's just how idol groups work now.

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  161. OfficialKARALoverJune 20, 2013 at 3:20 AM

    yeah i haven't heard anything about secret lately

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  162. yeah i know. i actually just hope sistar can be one of the top girl groups. nothings impossible right. and it's true sistar don't have big fanbase. :)

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  163. Stop saying it's only about Suzy.

    If it's only about Suzy, what about Fei? She's in DWTS and Masterchefs. Jia will appear in a Chinese drama. Min and Fei attend variety shows.

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  164. garaharaharikarixJune 20, 2013 at 3:23 AM

    7. [+175, -23] If Hyorin was just a little bit prettier, SECRET could take over the world



    this can't be right......

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  165. 4. [+302, -41] Their songs are different... Hyorin needs no words and Soyu has a unique vocal color. They also distribute parts in a way that makes sense. On top of that, they do decently on variety shows so their public recognition has no way to go but up.

    I"m a bit diagree with this comment. Sistar just has four members, but if you put aside hyorin's part, it was like they have equivalent members with snsd.

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  166. garaharaharikarixJune 20, 2013 at 3:23 AM

    that was by sistar 19, right?

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  167. N #3 I love my hyorin but you are thinking of Dasom, Hwayoung is one of her closest friend ^^

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  168. from the way i see it..sistar is NEVER going to get a huge fanbase


    1) sistar debuted with a small company, while SNSD, WG, 2NE1 debuted with the top 3 companies, and KARA debuted with DSP (used to be on par with SM back in the days)


    2) sistar debuted to late during the explosion of all the new groups, there is not enough teenagers to go around


    3) they got popular way too late at the time while kpop is really stagnant

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  169. Actually SISTAR's Korean fanbase is pretty much equally divided between both sexes

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  170. their physical sales might go up a little bit, but i doubt there will much difference..


    sad..but unfortunately i dont see any already established girl groups gaining a good margin of fans anytime soon

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  171. iLoveYoungjaeAndXiuminJune 20, 2013 at 3:33 AM

    I remember back when Secret fans would bash Sistar all the time, calling them "slutty versions of secret" and now look who's more popular. Lol karma is indeed a bitch .

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  172. OfficialKARALoverJune 20, 2013 at 3:35 AM

    Well I understand why K-netizen call them Bubble ...

    I hope Soyu and Dasom improve their skills and also i hope for Bora too.. ..so people can recognize them as a Group

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  173. wow, seriously, Secrettimes did that?! as a Secrettime myself who also likes Sistar (but not enough to call myself a Star1) that's just a no-no :| senselessly bashing ANY group because of rivalries is a no-no.

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  174. Secret and Sistar to me are different too. Like their styles I mean.

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  175. im sure it is im just mentioning that part becos they're more appealing than people think even thought most members are not milky white and cutesy the korean stereotype

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  176. OfficialKARALoverJune 20, 2013 at 3:39 AM

    True ..the way i see..Every established girl groups are not improving in terms of fanbase ...
    well because of the competition ...
    maybe the Music it self is not enough to gain fans now?..what do you think?

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  177. Is Hyorin really that ugly? I find her really pretty and charismatic!

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  178. iLoveYoungjaeAndXiuminJune 20, 2013 at 3:42 AM

    Yeah I don't really see Secret Times bashing Sistar like they used to but in the beginning it was pretty bad. Personally I don't even see why people tried to compare them anyway. Their concepts are completely different.

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  179. OfficialKARALoverJune 20, 2013 at 3:45 AM

    i think people comparing sistar and secret for being SEXY ..

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  180. nah..this is what i think


    in korea and internationally there are only a certain limited amount of people/teenagers that are into kpop and will become fans..and out of that limited pool, they are already fans of certain groups..it will be hard to sway then switch to a new fandom that they had put much effort and time into..just like us international fans


    moreover, kpop is stagnant (i am not sure if it is fading away slowly or not, but for sure it is not gaining any more momentum), so there will be less new fresh fans to join the pool

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  181. Compared to other female idols and even her own mother, the general consensus seems to be that Hyorin's face isn't attractive.


    I like her new haircut though. The side-swept bangs fit her a lot better than the ugly heavy bangs she's been sporting for the past few years.

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  182. 10. [+132, -16] It's just Hyorin being a good singer... The group itself isn't all that different from the other girl groups.



    Basically.The others saying about the fair distributions of parts in their songs and their athletic skills is just bull.SISTAR is known for Hyorin, there's no fair distribution in their songs and they were just lucky that their rivals didn't come up with anything new while they did.

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  183. and when did that happen EXACTLY ? who slut shamed sistar was who called them eljins and stuff non other than KOREAN NETIZENS so you come and accuse secrettimes for saying that is BASELESS and PATHETIC cause CLEARLY you are here to hate on secret not to comment about sistar and yeah karma is bitch so wait you TURN lol

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  184. CALM YOUR Fing TITS !!!June 20, 2013 at 4:07 AM

    because T-ara didn't comeback ( am not talking about N4)

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  185. AS USUAL netizens just CANT praise anyone without putting down the other and when i say netizen i mean BOTH Korean and International

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  186. I always wondered why SISTAR can't pick up a strong fanbase. Like they have good songs, likeable personalities, etc. Is it because of their sexy concept? I find it weird that since SISTAR has been releasing hit after hit you would think they would have a stronger fanbase....


    I feel bad for SECRET. They are seriously a great group. Now nobody talks about them (from what I hear). It's as if they got the kiss of death.

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  187. CALM YOUR Fing TITS !!!June 20, 2013 at 4:11 AM

    let's see i remember T-ara was on the top , then that scandal , then IU then the scanda, then secret then the scandal and now sistar (ijin rumors)

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  188. But isn't that what made them stand out their curves and their bodies? I just wish they were known for being an all arounder group with all four members being able to hold their own vocally and performance wise... I want them to take more risks, but seeing as how their fanbase isn't that big, I know it's risky- but their non-title tracks, lyrically and etc. are amazing, I like their slower songs- who knows what would happen if they were to promote something like that instead?

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  189. Fellow Secrettime! Haha, sorry I just see so few of Secret fans I get excited whenever I see one :D

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  190. LOL T-ara is below Girl's Day now...

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  191. I still don't like Sistar, downvote me if you want...

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  192. 1) sistar debuted with a small company, while SNSD, WG, 2NE1 debuted with the top 3 companies, and KARA debuted with DSP (used to be on par with SM back in the days)

    2) sistar debuted to late during the explosion of all the new groups, there is not enough teenagers to go around

    3) they got popular way too late at the time while kpop is really stagnant

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  193. Not to mention the mentioned groups' labels also have a much larger pool of resources at their disposal.

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  194. I'd have to disagree with you there. It's true that Hyorin gets all the praise, but not all the other members are deadweight. I'd probably say the only deadweight member is Dasom, which isn't really a "ridiculous" amount, all groups have one or 2 (or more).

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