Thursday, September 29, 2016

C-pop Girl Groups

Here's a list of popular girl groups from Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Each group has a short profile and three songs. They are listed in order of the year they debuted. Who's your favorite?

1. S.H.E
Origin: Taiwan (Mandarin)
Debut: 2001
Members: 3
S.H.E. are perhaps the most well-known girl-group in C-pop. Their name is an acronym of the members' names: Selina Jen, Hebe Tien and Ella Chen.

Songs:
1. Irreplaceable 永遠都在
2. Blossomy 花又開好了
3. SHERO

2. Dream Girls
Origin: Taiwan (Mandarin)
Debut: 2011
Members: 3
The group members were models before their music career. Members Puff Kuo and Tia Lee are from Taiwan, and Emily Song is from South Korea.

Songs:
1. Don't Stop The Music
2. I'm Your Dream Girl
3. Tears But Also Beautiful 流淚也要美

3. Lunar
Origin: China (Mandarin)
Debut: 2011
Members: About 30
Lunar has a cosplay theme and has different concepts.

Songs:
1. 買買買
2. 戰歌
3. Pray

4. Popu Lady
Origin: Taiwan (Mandarin)
Debut: 2012
Members: 5
Popu Lady are labelmates of S.H.E. and their name means "popular lady".

Songs:
1. Gossip Girls 花邊女孩
2. Don't Say Goodbye 我不要
3. Lady First

5. Super Girls
Origin: Hong Kong (Cantonese)
Debut: 2012
Members: 5
Formerly known as Icon girls.

Songs:
1. 分手的美
2. 一拍即愛
3. 黑色西裝

6. As One
Origin: Hong Kong (Cantonese)
Debut: 2012
Members: 4
As One doubles as a K-pop group and have a Korean version of 'Candy Ball'. One of the members, Shin, participated in Korean survival show "Produce 101".

Songs:
1. Candy Ball
2. New Girl
3. 4ever

7. SNH48
Origin: China (Mandarin)
Debut: 2012
Members: It Varies
Began as a sister group of Japanese girl group AKB48.

Songs:
1. Bingo!
2. Gingham Check
3. 源动力

8. Seven Sense 七朵组合
Origin: China (Mandarin)
Debut: 2012 (Disbanded 2016)
Members: 7
Seven Sense was known for mixing pop with traditional Chinese music. They performed a Chinese rendition of Girls' Generation's "Gee".

Songs:
1. Jade Smoke 玉生烟
2. Five Tone Scale 
3. Gee (SNSD Cover)

9. Weather Girls 天氣女孩
Origin: Taiwan (Mandarin)
Debut: 2010
Members:7
The members are Japanese and acted as weather forecasters on TV.

Songs:
1. 威啊
2. Don't Cry
3. 我是 BOSS

10. Twinko
Origin: Taiwan (Mandarin)
Debut: 2013
Members: 5
They did a collab with K-pop girl group Dal Shabet.

11. 1931
Origin: China
Debut: 2014
Members: 16?
1932 is made up of two "teams": red and white.

Songs:
1. Fire
2. 我@你
3. 歡樂同萌會

12. S.I.N.G女团
Origin: China
Debut: 2016
Members: 13
SING is an acronym that stands for Super Impassioned Net Generation

Songs:
1. Confessions of Youth 青春的告白
2. 靈兒想叮噹
3. 聽見夏至

13. Lady Bees 蜜蜂少女队
Origin: China
Debut: 2016
Members: 7
Produced on a reality survival show by Nicky Wu and Nicolas Tse.

Songs:
1. 棒棒
2. 一起跳舞吧
3. 鼓励鼓励

14. BEJ48 & GNZ48
Origin: China (Mandarin)
Debut: 2016
Members: It Varies
These are sister groups to SNH48 and are based in Bejing and Guangzhou respectively.

Songs:
1. 元气觉醒 (BEJ48)
2. 元气觉醒 Dance Version
3. You Don't Know Me 你所不知道的我 (GNZ48)


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