On the latest broadcast of TMI News, the dancers and choreographers behind the success of hit tracks including – Psy's "Gangnam Style," TWICE's "Alcohol-Free," BTS's "Permission to Dance," and more – were revealed! Do you know any of them? Keep Reading!
On the 18th, Mnet's "TMI News" unveiled BEST12 rankings of Korea's representative hitmakers, a special episode prior to the premiere of "Street Woman Fighter."
The rankings revealed the person behind the iconic choreography of various hit tracks of BTS, TWICE, Psy, Refund Expedition, and many more.
Who Are Korea's Representative Choreographers? Here Are the Personalities Behind Your Favorite Hit Tracks
In the rankings released by TMI News, HOOK Team leader Aiki, ranked No. 12 for her Refund Expedition's "Don't Touch Me" choreography. Although the song initially drew mixed reactions from viewers, the controversy ended as the HOOK team released their own version of the "Don't Touch Me" dance.
In the 11th place then is YGX who choreographed numerous hit tracks, including TWICE's "Alcohol-Free," "Fancy", "Feel Special", and "More & More."
The crew's truly specialized girl group dances as YGX is also the hitmakers of ITZY's "Wanna Be" and "Mafia In the Morning," (G)I-DLE's "DUMDI DUMDI," BLACKPINK Jennie's 'SOLO", Chung Ha's "BICYCLE," Jeon Somi's "DUMB DUMB," and "Sunmi's "pporappippam" choreography.
Following Aika and YGX is the La Chica team, who are in charge of Chung Ha's viral dance for "Gotta Go." Honey J Holybang then placed ninth, for making the dance for Jay Park's "MOMMAE."
In 8th place, Lia Kim secured the spot, who is behind the success of numerous girl groups' dances. Throughout her career, she worked along with top female idols including Wonder Girls, Hyori, BoA, Girls' Generation, 2NE1, and TWICE.
Lia Kim, who also made the choreography and went on stage as a dancer, is the main character who made Lee Hyori's "Any Club," TWICE's "Ooh-ahh," Wonder Girls' "I Feel You," Mamamoo's "Hip," and TWICE's "TT" dance.
For 7th place, Parris Goebel made it into the rankings with CL's "Hello Bitches" choreography, followed by Son Sung Deuk at No. 6 who created BTS "Permission to Dance" sign language dance step.
Meanwhile, Choi Young Jun who's behind SEVENTEEN's "Don't Wanna Cry" ranked No. 5, Shim Jae Won who made Girls' Generation's "Genie," ranked No.4, Bae Yoon Jung who choreographed Brown-Eyed Girls' "Abracadabra" ranked No. 3, and Kwak Gwi Hon who did the choreography for Son Dambi's "Crazy" ranked No. 2.
Psy's 'Gangnam Style' Dance Revealed to Be Created for 10 Minutes Only: Who's the Dancer Behind the Iconic 'Horse Dance'?
In the list, Lee Ju Sun then topped No. 1 for creating the legendary "horse-riding dance" for Psy's "Gangnam Style."
"Gangnam Style", a worldwide hit, caused a horse dance syndrome around the world with a simple choreography that looked like running on a horse.
It is revealed then on the broadcast that the iconic dance step was only created for 10 minutes, and to thank the famous creator Lee Ju Sun, Psy gifted him cash as a token of appreciation.
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Written by Eunice Dawson