Lots of Kpop groups released their new albums in 2010. Let’s take a look at some of the more popular Kpop acts of 2010 :
Super Junior (슈퍼주니어) released their fourth album “Bonamana”. 2010 was a big year for Super Junior. The Chinese member of the group Han Geung quit the group and Kang In enlisted in the army. So when the album was released, the group was a lot smaller than usual. Super Junior was also involved in making one of the music videos for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Kara (카라) is an all girls Kpop group consisting of five members. Their album in 2010 was titled “Lupin”. Their single was called “Jumping” and they also made a 2010 FIFA World Cup song. Usually it’s the Korean boy bands that get all the attention, but this year Kara has been making a splash in Japan. They’ve received numerous endorsements in Japan and continue to be popular in Korea.
SNSD (소녀시대) is also an all girls Kpop group. They released their second album called “Oh!” and released a single with the same title as the album. SNSD has been really busy this year. They released an album in Japan and performed in Shanghai and Los Angeles to promote their album. In the same year they released their third album “Hoot”!
2am (not to be confused with the Kpop group 2pm) released a mini album early in the year called “Even If I Die I Can’t Let You Go” (죽어도 못 보내) and released a full album later in the year called “Saint O’Clock”. One of the singles from the full length album include “You Wouldn’t Answer My Calls” (전활 받지 않는 너에게). “The group also released a music video for the 2010 World FIFA Cup.
Shinee’s (샤이니) second album titled “Lucifer” (루시퍼) was released in 2010. They released singles like “Hello” and “Quasimodo”. The group also contributed to the soundtrack for the Korean National Tourism Organization and starred in a reality television show called “Hello Baby”. The show features the members of Shinee and their efforts to take care of a four year old boy.