Oricon predicts KARA to be the number one breakout artist of 2011
A survey in weekly publication Ori☆Sta asked 500 members of the Oricon Monitor Researchcommittee who they felt would get their lucky break in 2011, and K-pop fans will be pleased to hear the news.
Coming in at number one was none other than star rookies KARA, a Korean girl group whose famous “butt dance” even had Miura Haruma shaking his behind. Second place went to Shoujo Jidai, better known by Korean fans as SNSD. Both KARA and Shoujo Jidai dominated the end of 2010 with their catchy tunes, knocking off a six-year record and stealing the titles of highest-selling newcomers on the Oricon year-end charts.
Third place went to AKB48’s sister group SKE48. SMAP came in at fourth, and flumpool came in fifth.
Do you think 2011 will really be KARA and Shoujo Jidai’s year?