Chicago to Hold 2nd Flashmob for "SM Town" Live Concert 2012/02/14, Source,
In 2011, United States was showered with top acts like Girls' Generation, 2NE1 and the Wonder Girls making their mainstream debuts. One of Korea's most popular tours, the SMTOWN Live World Tour, has touched down in Los Angeles and New York.
Now, fans in America's Midwest want their own show too. On November 12th, 2011, fans from all over the Chicago land area danced to hit songs from SHINee, Girls' Generation, Super Junior and many others in Lake Shore Park,...More
Moon Hee-joon: 'H.O.T Is Discussing Reunion' 2011/12/14, Source,
The idol group H.O.T, which gained explosive popularity in the 1990s, seems to be preparing for a reunion. Group member Moon Hee-joon said when he appeared on the cable TV program "Kim Goo-ra and Moon Hee-joon's Browsing Girl" that will be broadcast on December 15 on OBS, "We all agreed to reunite following Lee Soo-man's direction, who is the president of SM Entertainment and founder of the group H.O.T in the past, without raising any objection",...More
NYT Draws Attention to K-Pop Idol-Making Factories 2011/10/27, Source,
(Above picture: The New York Times on Tuesday carries a story about the SM Town Live concert held at Madison Square Garden in New York on Sunday. /Newsis)
If viewed as a manufacturing factory churning out teen stars, the Korean pop music industry is streets ahead of the U.S. in its heyday in terms of output, according to a leading U.S. media.
"American teen-pop at its peak has never been this productive. K-pop is an environment of relentless newness, both in participants and in style", the New York Times wrote on Tuesday in an article about Korean entertainment agencies' ability to foster new talent,...More
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