K-Pop has certainly evolved over the years and it’s shown given the reputation build on showcasing the freshest talent through the releases of glittering music videos to promote the variety of comebacks sprinkled all around the year. In contrast to the 2010 – 2012 period when there wasn’t much focus on the importance of views, these M/V can easily rise up to reach millions of views within a short timescale of weeks. It offers up some kind of an indication on how some groups were hailed as being the most popular in the industry now no longer are regarded in high esteem as they used to be. This simply shows that in a fickle world, such as in the entertainment industry, there will always be new fresh faces to cover the forgotten idols.
For this week’s article, we’ll be looking at our Top 10 picks of some of the best live performances. It’s often a fan’s dream to be able to see their idol group/artist perform live even once in their lifetime, especially over here in the UK though we’re starting to see more groups involving Europe on their World tour stops. It’s one thing to binge watch your favourites music videos, to see these naturals work their magic through your screens, however to have the opportunity to actually sit in an arena and to see for yourself in person the clear passion of the artist or group that you’ve been supporting from afar for whatever timespan, there’s nothing quite like it. If you should ever get the chance to see any artists coming over to Europe, we’d wholly recommend it!
BIGBANG – “Loser” + “Bae Bae” + “Bang Bang Bang” @ MAMA 2016
2NE1 – “Fire” + “I Am The Best” @ MAMA 2015
SHINee – “Everybody” @ SHINee World 2014
RED VELVET – “Dumb Dumb” @ MMA 2014
BTS – “Blood Sweat & Tears” + “Fire” @ MMA 2016
SUNMI & TAEMIN – “Gashina” @ MAMA 2017
Ailee – “U & I” @ KCON NY 2016
SEVENTEEN – “Intro + Clap” @ KCON Japan 2018
Lee Hi – “126.96.36.199” @ Yoo Hee-yeol’s Sketchbook 2016
Dazzling Red – “This Person” @ Gayo Daejun 2012
Lee Hyori & CL – “Bad Girls” + “The Baddest Female” @ Gayo Daejun 2013
Credits are due to all the owners of the videos included on this list.
What’s your top live performances?