K-pop and Korean entertainment from Korean fans' perspective

Requirements for an idol group to get popular

1. A stan attractor
2. A really handsome visual but with clumsy personalities (unexpected charms)
3. A very good vocalist
4. A gag member in charge of variety shows
5. A 4-D handsome psycho
6. A good dancer
7. A member who's nice and well-mannered to fans
8. Good music

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Pann: Objective requirements for an idol group to get popular

1. [+74, -7] The most important thing is the group needs to have their unique colors. People should hear their song once and guess the group straight. For example, B2ST's concept is getting dumped and Infinite's concept is obsession. Digging one concept could be risky but they won't last long unless they make their style clear.

2. [+44, -4] Girl groups have to do sexy concept to get popular except for a few groups.

3. [+39, -1] They have to have a unique style of music and vibes so that people will recognize them right away

4. [+33, -0] They have to have a lot of female fans. I'm not looking down on male fans but female fans contribute more when it comes to establishing fandom, selling albums and goods. Girl groups with more female fans tend to have more stable popularity. But the female fans have to be well-mannered.

5. [+22, -2] Relationship for boy groups ㅋㅋㅋㅋ If the members are not close like Infinite and B2ST, you'll stop being a fan at some point

6. [+18, -2] I thought of Infinite and Bigbang as I was reading it

7. [+14, -0] The relationship between the members is also very important. Not the stuff like couple rings, like brother line and best friend line. Like how the oldest hyung adores the maknae and how the leader takes charge and trains the members. Also the age hierarchy. Hyung line's cuteness and the fierce maknae ㅋㅋ The members have to be close to be funny on reality shows

8. [+13, -0] Most girl groups with sexy concept don't last long. Most of the groups have male fans and they tend to switch to younger and prettier groups later. I'm not generalizing all of them, though. On the other hand, girl groups with innocent and dongsaeng concept tend to last long.

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