Now, let me introduce you to one of my favourite girls group “SISTAR“. SISTAR is a four members girl group consisting of Hyolyn, Bora, Soyou, and Dasom that debuted in June, 2010 under Starship Entertainment. The group main genres are K-pop, pop, dance-pop, and R&B.
Since their debut, SISTAR remained very underrated and often did not received the recognition for their hard-works in producing good musics, mainly because the spotlights were often on the more popular girl groups such as Kara and Girl’s Generation. However, in 2012 the group has risen to prominence as they released their first mini album “Alone“, containing six tracks with the title track called Alone(the album cover can be seen at the left side). Alone has quickly gained massive popularity and received much supports and praises from fellow producers and idols. Just within hours after its release on April 12, the title track Alone achieved an All-Kill, placing first place on live music charts, on various real-time music charts such as Melon, Mnet, Soribada, Bugs, Olleh Music and more. At the same time, its Alone’s MV has also gain more than 500,000 views in less than a day. Check out the MV below.
The song “Alone” became a viral in Korea and the girls have finally been recognised as one of the top girl groups in Korea. With Alone still topping the music charts, they took no break and returned with another mini album “Loving U” in the summer. The title track Loving U has also achieved an All-Kill on various music charts such as Melon, Mnet, Soribada, Cyworld, and more. Check out their MV below
At the end of 2012, SISTAR was still one of the most talked about girl groups in Korea. The girls went on and achieved many awards at end-of-the-year music awards and nominations, including Album of the Year, Best Female Group, Digital Records, and many more. The full list of awards are listed below.
|26th Golden Disk Awards||Digital Bonsang (“So Cool”)||Won|
|21st Seoul Music Awards||Bonsang||Won|
|Mnet 20’s Choice Awards||20’s sexiest Performance||Won|
|Style Icon Awards||Top 10 “Teen Style Icons”||Won|
|14th Mnet Asian Music Awards
||Song of the Year (“Alone“)||Nominated|
|Best Female Group||Won|
|Best Dance Performance – Female Group||Nominated|
|Artist of The Year||Nominated|
|Korean Cultural Entertainment Awards||Best Female Vocalist||Nominated|
|4th Melon Music Awards||2012 Top 10||Won|
|Album of the Year||Nominated|
|Global Star Award||Nominated|
|MBC Entertainment Awards||Choice Award||Won|
|Soompi Gayo Awards
||Top 10 Artists (#5)||Won|
|Top 50 Songs – #2 (“Loving U”)||Won|
|Top Female Group – Silver||Won|
|Netizen Awards – Album of the Year (Loving U)||Won|