It seems important when someone like Emma Stone said she likes K-pop, but this is only the tip of the iceberg, and as she said, it’s a global phenomenon.
Maybe you are not into this phenomenon, so let me help you a little bit with this, as I am also passionate about this topic.
- A 4-member South Korean girl band
- Debut single Fire was released on May 6, 2009
- Officially debuted in Japan in September 2011
- In 2012, The New York Times named 2NE1’s performance at the Prudential Center in New Jersey as one of the “Best Concerts of 2012.”
- The group is composed of 8 members
- Officially debuted on August 5, 2007
- In 2013, Girls’ Generation’s fourth Korean studio album titled I Got a Boy was released. This came to the attention of Western media after it was awarded Video of the Year at the inaugural YouTube Music Awards.
Is it enough to speak of passion? Probably not, then… lets talk about what will happen soon in Los Angeles and New York at the 2015 USA KCON.
Some big Korean celebrities are coming later this month to Los Angeles—let’s take a look:
- Kim Soo-hyun: Actor, model, and singer best known for his roles in the television dramas Dream High, Moon Embracing the Sun, My Love from the Star, and The Producers, as well as the movies The Thieves and Secretly, Greatly.
- Daniel Henney: American actor and model, known for starring in films such as Seducing Mr. Perfect (2006), My Father (2007), X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), Shanghai Calling (2012), The Last Stand (2013), and Big Hero 6 (2014). In television, he is popular for starring in the Korean dramas Spring Waltz and My Lovely Sam Soon.
This event for American fans of Hallyu and Asian pop culture first started in Irvine, California, in 2012. Since then, the size of the event has doubled every year and moved to L.A.
And what about the MADE world tour by the group Big Bang?
Consisting of members G-Dragon, T.O.P, Tae Yang, Dae Sung and Seung Ri, the group officially debuted on August 19, 2006.
At the peak of Psy’s Gangnam Style, The New York Times journalist Jon Caramanica noted how Big Bang’s concert in New Jersey was the “true wild heart of K-pop,” as opposed to Psy. They were ranked 3rd on The New York Times list of best concerts in 2012 for their Alive Tour in Prudential Center, Newark. The tickets for that tour sold out in only a few hours.
A lot of people are waiting for their new world tour concert, but not everyone is lucky enough to see them, since their world tour does not include many countries.
Obsession, addiction—serious symptoms of a disease that comes from Asia and is spreading.
The best medicine… relax and enjoy!