The saying that hallyu made hot waves around the world this year is not an understatement. Kara, one of many idol groups to stand at the center of it all, proves this through an almost frightening scale of popularity.
This end of the year is the busiest the girls have ever been since their debut. Starting with the Golden Disk Awards in Osaka on December 11, the girls have been invited to almost every award ceremony in Japan. Kara showed their beautiful faces at all of the big five awards: “Best Hit Music Awards,” Fuji TV “FNS Music Awards,” AsahiTV “Music Section Super Live 2011″, NHK “Red and White Song Festival“.
Kara’s management stated, “Their end of the year schedule is beyond busy. It’s the first time that we’ve had barely enough time to breath in between schedules.”
Kara’s Goo Hara and Nicole are currently the MC’s for music show “SBS Inkigayo.” Because of their busy overseas schedules and the music show that they have to emcee live every week they have to go back and forth from Korea and Japan constantly.
“Kara’s schedule is fully packed until April of next year,” stated a representative. “The girls are experiencing and feeling with their hard work an exponential increase of not only national popularity but from all over the world”
Kara was caught in a tough situation in the beginning of the year due to their contract dispute with DSP Media and were on the verge of breaking up. They couldn’t have managed to pull off a stronger comeback than this. Many fans have stated, “If Kara broke up at that time, they wouldn’t have have such an honorable end of the year.”
Clumping together stronger than after the storm, fans can indeed anticipate even more from Kara in the coming year.