30 Day Bias Challenge: Day 21
Your top 5 favourite male groups
Favourite member(s): T.O.P, G-Dragon, Taeyang
Favourite song: Tonight
When I started listening to KPOP, I was more biased towards SM Entertainment artists. However, when 2NE1 debuted and I started listening to more Big Bang songs I became totally biased towards YG Entertainment. Even today I am still a huge YG Entertainment fan. Big Bang is my number one male group in the industry. I love them for multiple reasons:
- They are from YG Entertainment, currently the biggest entertainment agency in South Korea.
- Their music is innovative, diverse and awesome.
- Each member has a distinct personality that you grow to love. It is hard to love just one member of this group.
- Each member is unique and talented in their own way. Their talents put together makes an unbeatable combination. Each member is skilled in more than one field.
- They have been around for quite a while which is commendable in the dynamic and unpredictable world of KPOP.
Favourite member(s): Youngjae, Yong Guk, Himchan
Favourite song: No Mercy
I remember being blown away by B.A.P for their debut. On that day I fell in love with them and their music and the rest was history. Just like Big Bang, this group is very versatile thanks to their talented members. But I believe that they perform charismatic and powerful hip-hop songs the best. Not only are their songs great but their choreography is always top notch and almost never seems to bore me!
Favourite member(s): Zico, P.O
Favourite song: Wanna Be
Block B is another group that I followed since their debut. This group presents a crazy and carefree image that is different from the stereotypical concepts (sexy, cute, badass) that is prominent in KPOP today. I love their music but I love watching the music videos even more. Whether it may be cinematic or comedic, their videos will have your interest with every second!
Favourite member(s): Taemin
Favourite song: 1000 Years, Always By Your Side…
SHINee was one of my first KPOP bias groups but with time I have started liking other groups a lot more. After TVXQ, SHINee is SM Entertainment’s best performance group. They sound well live, their choreography is almost always synchronized and they know how to give great fan service. I think what continues to peak my interest in this group is their improvement since debut, especially with Taemin. His vocal abilities experienced a complete positive turnaround. He went to being a sub-vocalist to main vocalist in a few years and is even getting more lines than the leader, Onew! Recently, I find myself being drawn to their Japanese releases more than their domestic ones.
Bangtan Boys (BTS)
Favourite member(s): Rap Monster
Favourite song: Boy In Luv
When I saw the teasers and stage names for BTS’s debut I told myself that I was not going to like this group in anyway. But when I heard their debut song I was blown away. Bangtan Boys is one of the few KPOP groups with a successful debut that caught the attention of thousands of fans. They are similar to B.A.P with their charismatic, hip-hop concept, but their music still has its own distinctive flavour. I have been loving almost all their songs so far and I look forward to seeing what they will release in the future!