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Old 11-29-2017, 08:17 AM
 
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Not sure where West refers too. Doesn’t seem K pop “dominates” France or Italy. It’s rare to find it.
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Old 11-29-2017, 08:21 AM
 
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Not sure where West refers too. Doesn’t seem K pop “dominates” France or Italy. It’s rare to find it.
K Pop doesn’t dominate anywhere in the west, but it definitely has a presence in france (i have no idea what people listen to in italy)
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Old 11-29-2017, 09:25 AM
 
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K Pop doesn’t dominate anywhere in the west, but it definitely has a presence in france (i have no idea what people listen to in italy)
I am 100% sure it is not even that popular in China. Most people listen to Chinese and English songs.
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Old 11-29-2017, 11:15 AM
 
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Kpop dominating the US and the West? Well, in the US it is mostly popular with the different Asian communities. Los Angeles alone is home to over 1 million Koreans, so that explain the relative success kpop enjoys in the US. Aside from weabos, otakus and that kind of clique, it is relatively unknown to the mainstream though. It is nowhere near dominating in Europe, thank god for that, it already has bad music of its own it doesn't to import Korea's.
Also, I would credit Japan and it's manga culture who opened the door to Asian pop-culture in the West rather than China to explain K-pop relative success in the West.
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Old 11-29-2017, 02:03 PM
 
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I am 100% sure it is not even that popular in China. Most people listen to Chinese and English songs.
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Kpop dominating the US and the West? Well, in the US it is mostly popular with the different Asian communities. Los Angeles alone is home to over 1 million Koreans, so that explain the relative success kpop enjoys in the US. Aside from weabos, otakus and that kind of clique, it is relatively unknown to the mainstream though. It is nowhere near dominating in Europe, thank god for that, it already has bad music of its own it doesn't to import Korea's.
Also, I would credit Japan and it's manga culture who opened the door to Asian pop-culture in the West rather than China to explain K-pop relative success in the West.
To be fair, K-pop doesn't dominate anywhere except for in South Korea. What it does have is a much larger overseas (overseas from Korea) fanbase that includes people of non-country-of-origin descent than the vast majority of other countries's pop culture does. Even though South Korea does pump a lot of money into its entertainment industry, it's still really surprising, and I'm also curious about what their deal with Netflix in the US is that makes so many Korean tv series and movies available. Was it sweetheart deal or was there actually a lot of requested demand for it?
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Old 11-29-2017, 04:54 PM
 
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Kpop dominates the west? I don't think I have ever heard it on the radio here. Maybe it is popular in Vancouver or Southern California.
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Old 11-29-2017, 06:38 PM
 
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Kpop dominates the west? I don't think I have ever heard it on the radio here. Maybe it is popular in Vancouver or Southern California.
What region in Canada do you live in? And just wondering, is rock music still the mainstream in North America?
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Old 11-29-2017, 06:45 PM
 
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So MANY things to comment on re: KPop, but for now, just wanted to say if anything has driven awareness of the genre, it would be YOUTUBE. Young people don’t appear to be getting their music from ‘the radio’ as frequently as in the past.

The following for the KPop groups is astoundingly immense. As far as which groups are the most prolific followers, if you watched as BTS, for example, came to the US for their AMA performance, the audience of fans in the line that extended for quite a distance was not predominantly Chinese/Asian as far as I could see. The fans on YOUTUBE are from all over the world. Literally. The young people I know who are fans are American, not of Asian extraction...The genre has universal appeal.
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Old 11-30-2017, 12:14 PM
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How was Kpop (especially the songs from BTS) able to dominate the US market? Aren't rock music/country and hiphop/rap/R&B much more popular among the US population?
It doesn't - Kpop is still tiny in the US and the West in general. I don't know what the OP is talking about.
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Old 11-30-2017, 12:17 PM
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Kpop dominating the US and the West? Well, in the US it is mostly popular with the different Asian communities. Los Angeles alone is home to over 1 million Koreans, so that explain the relative success kpop enjoys in the US. Aside from weabos, otakus and that kind of clique, it is relatively unknown to the mainstream though. It is nowhere near dominating in Europe, thank god for that, it already has bad music of its own it doesn't to import Korea's.
Also, I would credit Japan and it's manga culture who opened the door to Asian pop-culture in the West rather than China to explain K-pop relative success in the West.
Where did you get that figure from - there are about 500,000 Koreans in California total.
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