By Korea Star Daily | Kpop Fighting
The Korean Wave is continuing its push to all parts of the world, and the use of YouTube has enabled K-POP to become truly music without borders. “Have you heard that Kara is the most popular group in Japan?” “PSY is unsurpassable in America?”, and more have become topics that have become a norm these days. The Korean Wave has definitely spread to all parts of the world in 2012, and some have them have taken place in countries that you least expected prior to this explosion.
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# JYJ’s true global concert tour
The South Korean market is too small? Unable to perform normally due to restrictions? JYJ has managed to overcome all of that through building their own music word and fan base by interacting often with their fans that are spread out all over the world.
JYJ begun the first leg of their South American concert tour in Chile this past March and became the first Korean artist to sing in South America. Over 3,000 fans were in attendance, hailing from countries like Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Venezuela, Uruguay, and Mexico, and spent a wonderful time with JYJ. JYJ expressed afterwards, “I am really stunned to know that we have fans in Chile that cheer and support us. And we are also stunned that we have so many fans here at our first leg of our South American concert tour. We will not forget to include Chile the next time when JYJ has their next world concert tour.”
JYJ’s idea of a global concert tour was realized. Although most Korean Wave concerts are tagged with the title of ‘global concert tour’, they are however mostly just restricted to countries like Korea, Japan, China, Thailand, America, and other popular countries. But JYJ was different as it performed in countries like Spain, Germany, Peru, and Chile, making for a true global concert tour in execution.
In addition, JYJ’s Kim Junsu also held his own global concert tour. Kim Junsu performed 13 concerts spread out over 12 cities and attracted a total of 53,800 fans in attendance. He also created milestones by becoming the first solo Korean singer to have a concert in Mexico, Brazil, India, and Germany. Kim Junsu took 6 months to achieve the feat and wrapped up the final leg of his concert tour in Germany on a successful note.
The Korean Wave is currently firing on all cylinders and one might say it is at its peak. The only way for this to sustain, will be the artists resolve to keep churning out new ideas and evolve. We also believe that this Korean Wave will continue to grow in the coming years.
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