M catches up with K-pop headlining acts B1A4 and Girl's Day, ahead of their Kstar Fanfest gig this weekend
Their chart-topping hit Something may have propelled sexy K-pop group Girl's Day to success in January this year, but their music journey has not always been smooth-sailing.
The group entered the K-pop scene in 2010, but saw changes in its line-up just two months after its debut.
Despite releasing a few tracks, they only gained prominence last year, when their songs Expectation and Female President did well on the music charts.
Minah, 21, told M in an e-mail interview that times were challenging when they were "unknown", especially while they had to watch fame find other girl groups in the competitive industry.
But they focused on staying positive.
Sojin, 28, said: "I never thought of giving up.
"I thought that we will succeed too, if we work harder."
Members of Girl's Day said they have always counted on their diverse personalities to stand out from the sea of female K-pop groups.
Hyeri, 20, said: "We can be cute, we can be innocent, and we also can be sexy and more!"
Yura added: "We all have different personalities and yet we, as a team, emanate bright and happy energy."
The group will be performing a two-hour gig on Nov 21 at Kstar Fanfest 2014.
As it will be their first time in Singapore, they are looking forward to doing some sightseeing, if time permits.
Sojin said: "I want to tour the city. I heard that Singapore has very nice places to visit."
Hyeri added: "It's my first time visiting Singapore so I am quite nervous. Please come watch our show!"
WHAT: Kstar Fanfest 2014
VENUE: Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre Hall C
WHEN: Nov 21-22, 7pm
Tickets: $238, $198 and $168 for each day from sistic.com.sg or kstarfanfest.com
This article was first published on Nov 19, 2014.
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