Could K-pop make it without the Western mix?

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Over the years, as the Korean wave has touched the shores of Asian countries, several popular singers have tried to make it in the Asian market. Rain, Se7en and Yangpa have been among the notable flops, and BoA is currently releasing singles and videos in the United States. Now the group Wonder Girls is trying, with much fanfare, to make an impact. The group made its television debut on “The Wendy Williams Show” in July and is currently an opening act for the insanely popular Jonas Brothers.

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Rain to Return With Asian Tour

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Singer and actor Rain will wipe away the summer heat with his upcoming Asian tour “Legend of Rain” this August.

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Black Eyed Peas likes Rain and the Wonder Girls

Famous American hip hop group, The Black Eyed Peas consisting of members will.i.am, apl.de.ap, Taboo, and Fergie were recently interviewed by a Korean News Station. When asked who their favorite Korean Star was, one of the members stated that they liked Rain and The Wonder Girls.

This isn’t the first time they recognized a Korean artist, as will.i.am gave Kero One a personalized video message. It seems like a lot of American artists are interested in Korean acts these days. Hopefully, this time period will be looked back upon as the start of big things for Asian Artists in America.

WOW!!!! Black eyed peas really loves Asian artist!

Thirst’s preview attracts A-list VIPs

The much-buzzed-about film held its press conference and VIP preview screening on the afternoon of April 24 in Seoul. Given the movie’s high profile (and its director and lead actor), the screening attracted some big names, such as Lee Byung-heon, Jeon Do-yeon, Won Bin, Rain, and Song Hye-gyo.
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Rain voted at #2 position for ‘TIME 100 most influential people’ up against Moot

Singer Rain has been voted at #2 position currently for an online poll for American magazine TIME’s 100 most influential people.

Rain was at #2 position on the poll done on TIME official site on the 6th with 36 points average and 3.68 million votes, right after Moot, the founder of ‘4chan’ with 80 points average at 5.54 million votes.

World Asia 30 Hottest Artists 09

TVXQ

Note: The number of votes depended on credit cards spent.

1.TVXQ
(More than 50 million votes)
2. Super Junior
(More than 25 million votes)
3. Rain
(More than 2 million votes)
4. Wonder Girls
(More than 8 hundred thousan votes)
5. BigBang
(More than 8 hundred thousan votes)
6. SS501
7. FT.island
8. Xing
9. Super Nova
10 . SHINee
11 . Kattun
12 . Boa
13 . Epik High
14 . NEWS
15 . lolli pop
16 . Fahrenheit
17 . Seven
18 . So Nyeo Shi Dae
19 . Arashi
20 . U-kiss
21 . ZhangLiyin
22 . Cheon Sang Ji Hee The Grace
23 . 2pm
24 . Teppei
25 . Hay ! Say ! Jump
26 . Battle
27 . Paran
28 . Kara
29 . Yaya yah!
30 . Jay Chou , X-JAPAN

Searching for the Next Rain and Wonder Girls

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In the past, Korean students wanted to become doctors, lawyers and the like. Now, sought after professions include acting, singing and modeling. These talented celebrities are nearly worshipped here in Korea and in Asian countries due to “hallyu,” the Korean wave.

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