I had no idea that After School had any popularity in China, but I guess they do because they performed a three-song set on Dragon TV's New Year’s Eve Concert alongside Chinese Hallyu stars like Han Geng, Luhan, and UNIQ.
Some of you probably noticed that I've been M.I.A. for the past couple of weeks, and some of you were probably like "Who?". In a nutshell, both my laptop and my website broke at the same time, which was fucking annoying but didn't really surprise me (when it rains, it pours). My homegirl Zainab sorted the site out for me, but it took a while due to some unexpectedly difficult technical issues.
It looked like After School were pretty much done in Japan until their last single, "Heaven," came out, giving the group their second-highest first-week sales in Japan ever. I was hoping they'd do even better with their FUCKING AMAZING PERFECT FLAWESS OMG IT'S SO GOOD new single, "Shh," but alas, that hasn't quite happened.
Korea is obsessed with random rankings, surveys, and polls. Most of it's just inane shit that isn't worth reading ("So-and-so voted the celebrity people most likely want to read a bedtime story to"), but I get a kick out of popularity rankings. The downside is that most of them are usually biased or uninformed, like the new 2014 Girl Group Popularity Ranking that Sports Chosun published today.