Today, as I worked, my youngest sister-in-law (I have 3) started to lose her mind.
BTS, a relatively young Korean Pop group, will be performing at the American Music Awards. This is a big deal. Kpop has made many attempts at trying to infiltrate the U.S. music industry. This is the next step for this group in their attempt to take over the U.S., like Menudo (a Puerto Rican pop group) did in the 70’s and 80’s. BTS won the Top Social Media artist award at the 2017 Billboard Awards, thanks to their fans who are called “Army” and due to the popularity of “third boy from the left” Jin.
Will this help other bands want to make the same move? I am not sure. Language is a big issue for these groups. The members try their hardest, but they are very proud about what they present to the masses.
If you want to take a stab at Kpop, listen to groups like BTS, EXO Winner, VIXX, GOT7, Black Pink, Twice, and there are many more.
BTS will perform live on November 19th at 8:00 pm est. on ABC.
P.S. – I love EXO.