Tuesday, February 14, 2012

K-pop continues to Sweep the World

K-pop continues to sweep the world with fans from many countries tuning in. The Korean wave has expanded far beyond Asia, reaching to countries including England and now the United States. This explosion of popularity has served to be an effective bridge-builder between U.S. and Korean culture. In response to last year's K-pop concert in Paris, drawing fans from all over Europe, American fans requested that concerts be held in the U.S. K-pop stars are capitalizing on their popularity by embracing the trends of the younger generation.  K-pop concerts are now available to watch on YouTube, being viewed nearly 2.3 billion times in 235 countries. Recently, the K-pop group Girls' Generation appeared on three major U.S. TV talk shows, "Late Show with David Letterman," "Live with Kelly," and NBC's "Extra TV." 

K-pop will undoubtably continue to flourish and gain popularity due to the unique combination of exceptional singing, trendy dancing, and nice appearances K-pop artists and groups possess. 

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