Big Bang featured in TIME Magazine!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Another Korean music artist is making it global. Just like Rain, Big Bang was featured in 'Time' magazine's, a famous American weekly magazine, on October 29th. They didn't receive a magazine spread like Rain, but this is still major accomplishment for them since they've only just begun expanding out of Korea.

In the article, Big Bang was introduced as one of the most promising groups in Korea and about their journey into advancing into the Japanese market.

The article states:

The vocalist Rain-among the TIME 100 in 2006- remains the international face of K-pop, but a host of other artists are eager to follow in his wake...

"Rain himself has struggled to make an impression in the U.S., despite a ton of MTV appearances and onstage backup from the likes of Omarion and Diddy. That leaves Japan as the prime foreign market for the talented, preening young acts that South Korea produces by the score."

The promising of these is Big Bang, a domestically successful five-man hip-hop group formed through Making the Band-style reality show in 2006.

And also:

"Tracks like "My Heaven" (a collaboration with top Japanese DJ Daishi Dance) and "Love Club" have plenty of dance-floor appeal. As for swoon factor, well, their track "Let Me Hear Your Voice" has been selected as the themes for the new Tokyo Broadcasting System romantic comedy Ohitotisama. If your work is popping up on Friday-night prime-time drama, total domination can't be that far behind."

"Total domination" lol. I think Big Bang certainly has the talent to advance into the world music market. I think they are even ready to debut here in the U.S like many other Korean artists such as WonderGirls, BoA, and of course RAIN. Although, I don't think they need to come to the U.S to be seen as successful, I would love to see them come to NY! To be featured in CNN and now TIME magazine is really amazing!

BIG BANG FIGHTING! GANBATTE! We love you guys! <3


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