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Trending on Twitter

August 5, 2011 Leave a comment

On January 6th, the day of their debut. Piggy Dolls even trended on Twitter worldwide!

Introducing Piggy Dolls

August 5, 2011 Leave a comment

While America is busy flooding the music scene with messages of self-empowerment and gimmicks galore, Korea have completely taken it up a notch with the launch of their latest girl group, Piggy Dolls.

In a nutshell: They’re fat and talented. The trio have been causing headlines everywhere since debuting last week with their first single “Trend” — a stellar slice of high-energy techno-pop about being confident in your own skin, accompanied by a somewhat controversial music video.

The Weather Girls had a similar ‘fat’ image when they debuted in the 80s, but it wasn’t quite as degrading and exploitative as what the Piggy Dolls are doing. First off, there’s the humiliating name of the group itself, not to mention that their first interview had them talking about how much food they eat. To rub it in even further, their “Trend” music video opens with the girls digging into a huge, greasy slice of pizza. Plus, two of the members aren’t even large at all, and seem to be dressed in clothes that make them appear larger than they actually are.

But then there’s the other side of the coin: After the pizza scene, the “Trend” music video shows the Piggy Dolls watching footage of real life overweight school girls opening up about being bullied for the way they look, to which the Piggy Dolls respond by launching into their new single — which is genuinely empowering with a real positive message. “My body? So what?,” they sing. “My face is unique, I’m sexy, I’m looking good. Look at it on the stage, check me out, we are trend.”

However, the real sign that Piggy Dolls are more than just a gimmick came on Friday when they made their live performance debut on Music Bank. Not only did the trio have more confidence than Sasha Fierce herself, but they can seriously sing – and their voices aren’t simply just strong, they also have some real emotional range and character to their vocals. For three-and-a-half minutes on Music Core the Dolls belted out and performed more choreography than girls 1/3 their size do, without ever showing even a shred of insecurity or self-doubt. It’s also possible to argue the true meaning of their name, which comes across as degrading at first, but could also be looked at as the group taking something with a negative connotation, and turning it into something positive and empowering.

If that’s not setting a good example for young girls, then I don’t know what is.

Despite some questionable promotional methods that have been used to launch Piggy Dolls, the simple fact of the matter is that they’re too talented and their music is too good to label them as just a gimmick.

Simply put: Piggy Dolls ROCK.

Check out their music video “Trend” (with English subtitles) below, as well as their show-stopping debut performance on Music Bank. I can definitely think of a few popstars who could get a lesson in talent from these girls.

 

source: theprohphetblog

New girl group ‘Piggy Dolls’ debuts with “Trend” [Jan 5 2011]

August 5, 2011 Leave a comment

Another girl group has debuted in the industry, but this time with a twist: all three members of “Piggy Dolls” are of rubenesque proportions, with the combined weight exceeding 200kg. Comprised of Park Ji Eun, Kim Min Sun, and Lee Jiyeon, the group debuted on January 6th with their mini-album, “Piggy Style,” on various music sites.

Their title track “TREND” is especially fascinating in that it features lyrics expressing their personal feelings on their image. “I’m always confident, I don’t care about anything else, what’s wrong with my body? My face is unique.”

The group expressed, “We think our team name fits well with our members. As you can see, we really are ‘piggy dolls.’ (laughter)”

Min Sun continued, “All three of us naturally gain a lot of weight. We like eating so we eat. We can eat about 20kg of rice in three weeks.”

When asked about their reasons for debuting in an industry dominated by thin idols, Jiyeon answered, “People these days tend to favor thin and pretty people. We just wanted to show everyone that people who have weight like us can be just as confident. We want to break the stereotypes of girl groups as only being skinny. Hopefully our debut can console women who have been hurt because to their weight.”

However, the group acknowledged the painful reality they’re facing against in the competition against other girl groups. Fortunately, they’ve got weapons to battle their way to the top: talent.

Min Sun elaborated, “Since we’re big, we sound different… Thin people have thinner voices, and in comparison, our voices sound a lot more rich and powerful.”

At the mention of pure talent not being enough to last in today’s industry, Ji Eun added, “You can consider our concept somewhere between Big Mama and 2NE1. We have the vocal talent of Big Mama, and the performance style of 2NE1. With both styles, we’ll be trying our best to perfect both.”

Throughout the interview, the girls were noted for their confident and open thoughts, leading the reporter to ask where their confidence stemmed from. Jiyeon answered, “It’s our vocal talent. I hope people stop thinking that just because we’re big, we’re going to be less talented than other idol groups. We’ll show everyone that we’re good at dancing and singing.”

To conclude the interview, Piggy Dolls showed their determination as rookies by stating, “Our goal is to captivate the audience with our own charms, especially on stage. Our long-term goal is to rank first on the U.S Billboard chart. You may be thinking that our goal is too far-fetched, but we fully believe that you need to aim high in order to succeed faster. Please give us your love, as we’ll be Piggy Dolls that tries our best.”

Source + Photos: Asia Economy via Naver

An interesting point to note about their music video for “Trend” is that it highlights interviews of overweight people, who explain their hardships in fitting in with society. Determined to make a change, the Piggy Dolls trio get up and out of their comfort zone to show the public and prove to those girls that overweight people can be confident and beautiful as they are.


source: allkpop

Piggy Dolls Redefine Girl Groups with Vocal

August 5, 2011 Leave a comment

Rookie girl group, Piggy Dolls, showcased a different stage leaving a strong impression.

On the 19th at MBC ‘Music Core’ they sang live off of their mini-album ‘피기 스타일(Piggy Style)’ their title track ‘Trend’.

Rookie group Piggy Dolls, through their stage presence and powerful vocals, brought reminiscent of Big Mama drawing admiration from viewers.

Piggy Doll’s live performance of their title track ‘Trend,’ a funky twist accompanied by an electronic sound, showcased powerful vocals and a good stage letting the girls be left noticeable.

On the other hand, Piggy Dolls had just debuted this past January 7th through KBS 2TV ‘Music Bank.’

source: todaykorea
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