Is KARA the most balanced group in terms of member popularity?

Article: KARA, a group without popularity preference for one member

Source: Herald News via Nate

Article talking about how idol groups usually have one member that receives all of the attention/popularity and how that's been the cause for many problems. KARA was chosen as a group that has balanced popularity among the members. The article mentions that although it seems Goo Hara is the most popular, their Tokyo Dome concert showed that the members were equally loved (all of their cheer fans sold out, etc).

1. [+695, -49] The group with the worst difference in popularity is miss A ㅋㅋㅋ Suzy's the one keeping them fed ㅋㅋ

2. [+595, -46] Imagine miss A without Suzy or 4minute without Hyuna.. ㅋㅋ

3. [+299, -140] Love KARA ❤❤❤


"It's an article that definitely knows the ins and outs with KARA. There's a good balance in terms of popularity between the members."

"miss A and 4minute are definitely the worst offenders. Outside of Suzy and 4minute, I don't even know the names of the other members."

"If AKB48 is a group where you're bound to find one member you'd like, KARA is a group where if you like one member, you're bound to love the rest."

"But you gotta admit Goo Hara is in the lead in Korea, although they may be balanced in Japan."

"They earned popularity in the order of Seungyeon > Nicole > Gyuri > Hara > Jiyoung. Seungyeon topped before 'Pretty Girl', Nicole after 'Mister', Gyuri with her varieties, and Goo Hara with her other varieties. Jiyoung's been in the lead since last year."

"Same goes for A Pink's Eunji, Rainbow's Jaekyung, Girl's Day's Minah... No one knows anyone else outside of those members."

"T-ara - Jiyeon
SNSD - Yoona
miss A - Suzy
Wonder Girls - Sohee
4minute - Hyuna
After School - UEE
KARA - All"

"But if we're going to be realistic here, Goo Hara, Seungyeon, and Jiyoung definitely take the lead over the others."

"Suzy A, Hyuna Minute, UEE School ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ"