Even before her broadcast activities, her new song MV on their Youtube official channel has already hit 10 million within just 4 days. It’s a new record for Korean singers. It has also reached to those overseas, and her release of her new song is gaining much attention.
It’s the same for broadcasters too. Party from KBS 2TV ‘Music Bank’, which will be her first broadcast of her new song, even gave her as long as 7 minutes and 3 songs for her performance. When her title track was revealed on music sites, she quickly gained the #1 spot at the same time, and still is in the TOP 10 charts of Melon, Bugs, Olleh Music, Monkey3, Soribada and various charts on the 26th.
These phenomenon came from a member of girl group 4minute, Hyuna’s comeback as a solo singer.
◆ Reached 20 years old, Sexy charms upgraded to another level
The core of Hyuna’s ‘Ice Cream’ wave starts with ‘sexy’. In 2010, Hyuna debuted with her solo track ‘Change’ and made a comeback with ‘Bubble Pop’ last year, as well as forming a duet unit with BEAST’s Jang Hyunseung in ‘Trouble Maker’. She’s one of the supreme sexy female icon in Korea’s entertainment industry. Her dance moves, expression, each of them, give outs a female singer’s best sexy charms, and that sexiness is what that caught fans’ enthusiasm.
Born in 1992, turning 20 years old this year, Hyuna who is now an adult, has released dance song ‘Ice Cream’ produced by Brave Brothers, in which she has push further another level of sexiness. In ‘Ice Cream’ MV, she had shown provocative expressions and even a bubble bath scene. From her age’s perspective, she did not refrain from doing so, as compared to previous release, and is showing her sexiness, one of her strongest point.
However, it’s not true that Hyuna’s exposure depends only on sexiness. Her remarkable wave dance even while wearing clothes has created sexiness too. Her cute charms further made Hyuna’s sexiness even stood out.
A representative who has been in the entertainment industry for almost 20 years commented, “Hyuna’s sexiness seems to be given” and, “her looks, body and even her dancing skills, every sides of these criteria don’t come out this easily, therefore it is rare to have such singer,” while expressing his anticipation for Hyuna’s promotions.
◆PSY’s effect too
The timing further boosted Hyuna’s latest track’s release.
During summer, Hyuna made an appearance on PSY’s ‘Gangnam Style’ music video which has 500 million views within 98 days and currently having 530 million clicks recorded. In his video, Hyuna danced the horse dance showing a cute side of Hyuna.
America’s Billboard.com commented that immediately after Hyuna’s release of her MV, it was introduced as the ‘Must Watch MV of the week’ and much anticipation were given for her comeback, America online media, Examiner, commented, “Hyuna has become a star since Bubble Pop, even before Gangnam Style”, and “Hyuna has shown a sexy and sweet look in Ice Cream MV”.
Russia’s MTV, too, has high anticipation for her performance and MV, too, crowning Hyuna as the sexiest star in Korea.
Hyuna along with Gangnam Style’ success has gained worldwide publicity. As she shows her charms in the music video, both fans in and out of Korea are paying much attention to her.
◆ Strong fundamentals and hard working since young
No matter how good are the qualities, if one fails to catch this opportunity, then everything is useless. From this perspective, Hyuna has already prepared for this stardom.
Since elementary high school, she had learn dance, singing, rapping and debuted as a Wonder Girls member in 2007 during her middle high 2nd year. But due to health reason, Hyuna had left Wonder Girls and 2 years later, she became part of 4minute’s member (2009). Up till today, she is both a girl group member and promotes as a solo singer too.
Hyuna’s agency, Cube Entertainment vice president, Noh HyunTae expressed that “Hyuna is really the hardworking type”, and, “Within a short period, she had to learn to dance and sing, she’s not neglecting practicing lately too.”
Noh vice president continues, “In particular, some songs in the mini album was written by Hyuna herself such as ‘Very Hot’ and ‘To My Boyfriend’. It’s Hyuna’s different side, and she tried to produced them very passionately”, and, “She’s happy as the promotions for this comeback is gaining attention.”
Her skills, and her charms, even before her broadcast, she has already become a hot issue in the entertainment industry.
Trans: MrsDooB2uty @ Loveindacube.wordpress.com
PS: Apologize for grammar mistake due to time constraint