By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
MANILA, Philippines - Korean pop groups 2NE1 and Girls Generation, as well as Filipino singer Sarah Geronimo made it to the 25 Sexiest International Singers You've Never Heard Of list by US-based music and trend site Complex.com.
|Filipino singer Sarah Geronimo, 2NE1 and Girls Generation. |
(Photos by www.sarahgeronimo.ph and newsen.com
"These days, American radio is saturated with Carly RaeJepsen, Rihanna and other female superstars who are probably under the age of 25.Not that we're complaining, but once you find yourself mouthing the lyrics to 'Call Me Maybe,' you know you need to start listening to something else," according to Complex's introduction to the list.
The list is topped by Nicole Roberts of England, followed by Natalia Kills of England, Gabriella Cilmi of Australia, Pixie Lott of England, Yuna of Malaysia, Medina of Denmark, Haifa Wehbe of Lebanon, Mala Rodriguez of Spain, Kreesha Turner of Canada, and Sophie Ellis-Bextor of England.
2NE1 is at No. 11.
"Since the four-girl pop group—consisting of CL, Minzy, Dara, and Bom—formed in 2009, they’ve already received a number of accolades, including "Song of the Year" at the Mnet Asian Music Awards for 'I Don’t Care' and 'I Am the Best' and 'Best New Band' by MTV Iggy, before they could even put out their first full-length album. In March 2012, however, the cutesy foursome finally released their first LP,'Collection,' which features their second Japanese single, 'Scream,'" according to Complex.com.
Geronimo, at No. 12 and the only Filipino singer on the list, is described as the Philippines' Britney Spears.
Complex.com said, "To say Sarah Geronimo is a superstar would be an understatement. After being discovered on the singing competition, 'A Star for a Night,' at 14-years-old, she released eight best-selling albums, with one on the way. Additionally, Geronimo, now 23, not only draws a sold-out crowd to almost all of her concerts, four of her concert DVDs have even gone platinum. It’s safe to say she’s the Filipina Britney Spears (pre-rehab)."
Meanwhile, Girls Generation is at No. 21 on the list.
"Girls Generation is revolutionizing the world of K-Pop by being comprised of nine 20-23 year old singers. Marked by matching dance moves and matching outfits, the group dropped longest-running number one song on KBS 'Music Bank,' 'Gee,' and have started appealing to American audiences with appearances on 'Late Show with David Letterman'and'Live! With Kelly.'“
International singers who made it to the 11-25 rankings are: 2NE1, Sarah Geronimo, Nyusha of Russia, Oh Land of Denmark, Lena of Germany, Russian Red of Spain, Emma Marrone of Italy, Javiera Mena of Chile, Veronica Maggio of Sweden, Ewa Farna of Czech Republic, Girls Generation, Denyque of Jamaica, Ana Tijoux of Chile, Brooke Fraser of New Zealand, and Eva Weel Skram of Norway.
Link to my original article: http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/359489/2ne1-sarah-geronimo-girls-generation-25-sexiest-international-singers-list