JYPE's sister group Cube Entertainment has been very successful with their rookie groups 4minute and BEAST. With both of their albums passing 20,000 sales, this company is going to have a bright future.
On the 4th, Cube met with representatives from Universal, which is the largest record company in the world. After many discussions, the companies decided that Universal would help Cube debut outside of Korea. Does this mean that the two groups are going to debut in the States? There's no information of that (yet), but it seems like Cube's artists will officially start selling their albums all over Asia. There are plans to distribute album copies to eight countries in Asia, including Japan, which Korean artists tend to cross over to.
4minute's album, For Muzik, will start selling this month in other countries. BEAST will follow, and then eventually artists like Mario and Eddie will also release albums internationally.
Considering the fact that the behind-the-scenes work is done by people who successfully distributed the albums by Rain and the Wonder Girls, and that the Hallyu wave is especially strong in Asia, chances are that Cube will success with this venture.
I don't know about you, but I wouldn't be completely shocked if Cube followed the US-debut trend and attempted to bring artists over to the States. If the Backstreet Boys, who made a comeback last year, can still make a ripple in the States, who knows... 4minute & BEAST may have a chance!