KARA is a well-known, popular girl group and is in their 6th year together as a group. So what is their secret to such popularity and teamwork?
It’s not good for a specific member in a group to hog the spotlight; if one member’s popularity is obviously above the other’s, there will be friction within the group, and adds a negativity to the teamwork. Unfortunately, many K-pop group are like this- specific members take the popularity and fans while the other members are left in the dark, rarely recognized.
That is not the case for the girls of KARA, even if they underwent a scandal of disbanding, and Hara for a while seemed to shoot ahead in popularity, the girls share similar sized fanbases.
Seungyeon and Hara, constantly in variety shows, receive a higher amount of fans. But at their Tokyo Dome Concert, all the specific member merchandise were sold out. Fans cheered loudly when Seungyeon teared up while thanking their Japanese fans, but they also cheered just as loud for the other members, Nicole and Hara when they were dancing, Gyuri when singing, and Jiyoung‘s stage.
Knowing that the members share almost equal popularity is knowing that they have a large probability of staying together for a long time.
Article by Emily & Alona
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