8:49 pm - 01/21/2013

Has K-Pop "Hit" America? Fuse seems to think so.

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flumes 22nd-Jan-2013 03:06 am (UTC)
mizzyoung 22nd-Jan-2013 03:08 am (UTC)
hellicoptajuuce 22nd-Jan-2013 03:12 am (UTC)
heartsolid 22nd-Jan-2013 03:13 am (UTC)
YAY! My first post in years!

and yes, I agree with the comments so far - lol.

Edited at 2013-01-22 03:14 am (UTC)
b1gay4 22nd-Jan-2013 03:19 am (UTC)
why havnt u posted anything in years
pikapika217 22nd-Jan-2013 03:16 am (UTC)
because americans are too spoiled and at large aren't checking for anything either out of their preferred genre or in other languages foreign acts will be longshots more often than not. It would be great if it started a k-wave, but I doubt it.

If anything, it indoctrinated a few newbies into the world of k-music and those who are most interested will stick with it. Everyone has a gateway song (mine was j-pop, 'lonely in gorgeous', before WG & 'So Hot' came along) and 2NE1 or Psy are perfectly nice places to start.
heartsolid 22nd-Jan-2013 03:21 am (UTC)
OMG TommyFebruary6! Lonely in Gorgeous was such a great song~you're taking me back lol. My first J-Pop song was w-inds. "pieces" followed by Ayumi Hamasaki's "appears." My intro to k-pop was big bang's "dirty cash" and battle's "luv u."

....yeah, overshare lol.

peachie_ego 22nd-Jan-2013 03:18 am (UTC)
L.M.A.O. @. E.X.O. Being. Mentioned. Are. They. Serious?
bauci 22nd-Jan-2013 03:40 am (UTC)
Probably because they could use the clip with Kris talking in English.
b1gay4 22nd-Jan-2013 03:18 am (UTC)
ya nd kim jong il is jesus waiting to resurrect
epikfailure 22nd-Jan-2013 03:26 am (UTC)
a for effort
achan123 22nd-Jan-2013 03:27 am (UTC)
woo! kpop!! :D
a_perfect_shade 22nd-Jan-2013 03:31 am (UTC)
hit it and quit it, yes. the vid was interesting though.
anconeous 22nd-Jan-2013 03:31 am (UTC)
I love them EXO babies, but LOL why are they here?

All I see is Kris is speaking English and being flawless. /biasedforever
0nlymemories 22nd-Jan-2013 04:04 am (UTC)
That would be why he was there. I'm actually kind of shocked that the various kyopo idols don't get roped into talking in English more than they do. It took me an embarrassingly long time to realize that SNSD had two girls from LA.
wondermusume 22nd-Jan-2013 03:33 am (UTC)
HA! xD
lazmy 22nd-Jan-2013 03:39 am (UTC)
far from it
eishastan 22nd-Jan-2013 03:39 am (UTC)
Not gonna happen, please stop! learn from BoA and the Wonder Gors, Psy was a one time viral hit.
reminisce__ 22nd-Jan-2013 03:42 am (UTC)
This shit is boring - almost all of these have to be well-paid PR statements. Almost all the music magazines within the past year are seriously making my eyerolls with this.

Korea, stop trying to make Hallyu happen =/

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0nlymemories 22nd-Jan-2013 04:08 am (UTC)
They're not paid if they don't mention that they're sponsored content. More likely everyone and their sister label are sending out press releases and it was a slow day at Fuse so they threw something together.

When it comes to the magazine write ups, do you seriously think that being paid is the only reason a music journalist would write about K-Pop? They have to write a minimum of words per issue if they want to keep their jobs, and American music is fairly awful at the moment. There's a much greater depth of musical influences in K-Pop, and it's something that is new and different if you're not already down the rabbit hole.
kuuuchan 22nd-Jan-2013 03:46 am (UTC)
lol EXO...
edanz_castle 22nd-Jan-2013 03:49 am (UTC)
I don't know...it could be the start...Psy opened a gateway so... Plus...I just saw on Tumblr about Jill Scott tweeting about Big Bang. I don't think about kpop hitting BIG here but it's a slow start.
hisjulliet 22nd-Jan-2013 03:56 am (UTC)
imo, if kpop was ever going to "hit" America, it would have done in last year with the Gangnam craze. I'm positive that most Americans are now done with their "kpop faze" and don't care about learning more about other kpop groups and what they can bring to hiphop and rnb in the U.S.

Edited at 2013-01-22 04:13 am (UTC)
boncoup 22nd-Jan-2013 04:58 am (UTC)
IA, I feel like a lot of people are over it and onto the next thing.
markthatcoin 22nd-Jan-2013 03:57 am (UTC)
Psy is not a case study in why kpop will succeed in america. but the taeyang translater voiceover killed me.

insert "i am a pressed blackjack" sentence here. does anyone know when the YG Family documentary/Discover Channel thing is happening? i think it said Spring 2013?

lol remember that random article in like The Guardian heralding Chanyeol as the future of kpop; Fuse must have read it. that was funny
frantastic 22nd-Jan-2013 04:17 am (UTC)
idk why but today while doing chores around the house I remembered the Chanyeol article.

God, it was such a hilariously random article lmao.
meridianslair 22nd-Jan-2013 04:13 am (UTC)
even if it did happen it would be like all the kpop artists trying to make it in japan all over again, only a few would barely make it

major flop zone
frantastic 22nd-Jan-2013 04:14 am (UTC)
I swear every year there is an article about kpop breaking into the US market.

It would be nice, but nope.
ashiva 22nd-Jan-2013 04:17 am (UTC)
I don't know if it ever becomes anything more than a niche in America, but certainly more people have at least heard about kpop: http://www.google.com/trends/explore#q=kpop&geo=US&cmpt=q

But in any case if we look at world map: http://www.google.com/trends/explore#q=kpop&cmpt=q It's South East Asia and Mongolia (and probably also China and Japan, it's just people don't use much of google there) where it's really popular. And Peru seems to be only country outside Asia that's truly starting to take interest.

Edited at 2013-01-22 04:46 am (UTC)
chewmi 22nd-Jan-2013 04:23 am (UTC)
nah man
inati 22nd-Jan-2013 04:28 am (UTC)
psy will be the only one to be largely known in america while other artists (such as snsd) will only be known throughout their current american fans. most americans like psy because they see him as a joke, his song is catchy & funny, whereas a song by the wonder girls will just be a pop song sung by little asian girls. i'd love for k-pop to become big over here, but sadly it never will. k-pop will fade along with psy for the americans.
jeugd1 22nd-Jan-2013 04:30 am (UTC)
Fuse has been a kpop stan since 2008

but kpop will never happen here since Americans don't like listening/watching stuff they don't understand

still mad at the fact that there are people who don't want to watch foreign films cuz they don't want to read subs...so fucking dumb
inati 22nd-Jan-2013 04:31 am (UTC)
"still mad at the fact that there are people who don't want to watch foreign films cuz they don't want to read subs...so fucking dumb"

my dad. i've tried getting him to watch some amazing films but he refuses to because he hates subtitles. so stupid.
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