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Korean Artists chances on the U.S. market?
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Posted 3/9/09
Just what America needs, more noise.

There's gotta be something better than this rehashed electronic pop crap right?
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In my opinion, the best they can do will probably be 'okay'. That's only if they are able to speak absolutely FLUENT english and if their songs are going to have to "wow" the americans. I don't think the 'cute' image will work in america either... I'm guessing most americans will just be creeped out by it. ><"


lol.. i was going to say that.. but i was scared to get bashed.. haha xD
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DBSK won't make it.

As many fangirls they have, that's in Asia (mainly Korea?).
(Not to mention for the 50th time, the whole boyband thing ... not gonna happen)

However, there are a FEW Asians total that might stand a chance.
(They have the image and sound, just need to work on the english)

Ex. - Koda Kumi, Namie Amuro, and I'm not sure how BoA's doing at the moment
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Xx4ev3rxX wrote:

In my opinion, the best they can do will probably be 'okay'. That's only if they are able to speak absolutely FLUENT english and if their songs are going to have to "wow" the americans. I don't think the 'cute' image will work in america either... I'm guessing most americans will just be creeped out by it. ><"


lol.. i was going to say that.. but i was scared to get bashed.. haha xD


i'm sure a lot of other people think the same thing. It's just the truth. =/
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if they know how to sell themselves it will be good, also they need to learn english, if not it wont give good results...
besides theyre good looking! dbsk!!
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DBSK won't make it.

As many fangirls they have, that's in Asia (mainly Korea?).
(Not to mention for the 50th time, the whole boyband thing ... not gonna happen)

However, there are a FEW Asians total that might stand a chance.
(They have the image and sound, just need to work on the english)

Ex. - Koda Kumi, Namie Amuro, and I'm not sure how BoA's doing at the moment



I don't understand how you guys say the boyband thing is out when the Jonas Brothers just raked in over 42 million dollars last year with just their hold on the "tween" market. Since the beginning of time young girls have liked to fawn over pretty boys. Nothing about that has changed. I just think now a days labels are going to cheaper route by just financing one person(since most groups have one standout) over 3 or 4.

I actually think a man may have a easier time than a female singer.

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Robo-Bot wrote:

DBSK won't make it.

As many fangirls they have, that's in Asia (mainly Korea?).
(Not to mention for the 50th time, the whole boyband thing ... not gonna happen)

However, there are a FEW Asians total that might stand a chance.
(They have the image and sound, just need to work on the english)

Ex. - Koda Kumi, Namie Amuro, and I'm not sure how BoA's doing at the moment



I don't understand how you guys say the boyband thing is out when the Jonas Brothers just raked in over 42 million dollars last year with just their hold on the "tween" market. Since the beginning of time young girls have liked to fawn over pretty boys. Nothing about that has changed. I just think now a days labels are going to cheaper route by just financing one person(since most groups have one standout) over 3 or 4.

I actually think a man may have a easier time than a female singer.



They are part of the Disney Group. The boy band label is cast aside for Disney. Impressionable 12 year olds are their market. What makes them so popular is their coverage in all forms of media. Movies, TV Shows, Clothing etc etc. The K-Pop way is vastly different and thus will not have the same effect. They come across as NKOTB clones.
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Meeka wrote:


Robo-Bot wrote:

DBSK won't make it.

As many fangirls they have, that's in Asia (mainly Korea?).
(Not to mention for the 50th time, the whole boyband thing ... not gonna happen)

However, there are a FEW Asians total that might stand a chance.
(They have the image and sound, just need to work on the english)

Ex. - Koda Kumi, Namie Amuro, and I'm not sure how BoA's doing at the moment



I don't understand how you guys say the boyband thing is out when the Jonas Brothers just raked in over 42 million dollars last year with just their hold on the "tween" market. Since the beginning of time young girls have liked to fawn over pretty boys. Nothing about that has changed. I just think now a days labels are going to cheaper route by just financing one person(since most groups have one standout) over 3 or 4.

I actually think a man may have a easier time than a female singer.



They are part of the Disney Group. The boy band label is cast aside for Disney. Impressionable 12 year olds are their market. What makes them so popular is their coverage in all forms of media. Movies, TV Shows, Clothing etc etc. The K-Pop way is vastly different and thus will not have the same effect. They come across as NKOTB clones.


I know they have the disney group, but people act like if the general public sees a male group they'd plug their ears and walk away without giving them a chance and I don't think is the case. They'd need good music, promotion, etc. like every artist but I don't see that as an automatic fail. Say they won't make it b/c of differences in promotion or something not b/c they're a "boyband".

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I think it would be pretty hard especially for boy bands. The best shot one would have is more then likely a heavy metal band. Since you keep see more and more of them from Europe and english wouldn't really be a problem if they have a good sound. I look at it the same as major league baseball there were lots of Japaneses players before Ichiro but once he came over and showed he was a good player it open up more people and teams to Japaneses baseball players. So it only take one to have some success to open people up to them and give them a try.
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If we're talking rock, I think the expectations would have to be changed since I think even American heavy metal artists are having a hard time getting noticed. but maybe appealing to a small demographic of the population will be easier than try to appeal to mainstream America straight off. aren't some Jrockers doing pretty well?
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I think that BoA and big bang have the biggest chance of being really popular in america because their english is pretty good. I think the korean bands/singers who can't sing enlish wouldnt have such a big chance because alot of people wont listen so easily to a song they cant understand. unless there like me (i listen to all kinds of music)
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Posted 3/10/09

Meeka wrote:


mokney wrote:


Meeka wrote:


Robo-Bot wrote:

DBSK won't make it.

As many fangirls they have, that's in Asia (mainly Korea?).
(Not to mention for the 50th time, the whole boyband thing ... not gonna happen)

However, there are a FEW Asians total that might stand a chance.
(They have the image and sound, just need to work on the english)

Ex. - Koda Kumi, Namie Amuro, and I'm not sure how BoA's doing at the moment



I don't understand how you guys say the boyband thing is out when the Jonas Brothers just raked in over 42 million dollars last year with just their hold on the "tween" market. Since the beginning of time young girls have liked to fawn over pretty boys. Nothing about that has changed. I just think now a days labels are going to cheaper route by just financing one person(since most groups have one standout) over 3 or 4.

I actually think a man may have a easier time than a female singer.



They are part of the Disney Group. The boy band label is cast aside for Disney. Impressionable 12 year olds are their market. What makes them so popular is their coverage in all forms of media. Movies, TV Shows, Clothing etc etc. The K-Pop way is vastly different and thus will not have the same effect. They come across as NKOTB clones.


I know they have the disney group, but people act like if the general public sees a male group they'd plug their ears and walk away without giving them a chance and I don't think is the case. They'd need good music, promotion, etc. like every artist but I don't see that as an automatic fail. Say they won't make it b/c of differences in promotion or something not b/c they're a "boyband".



Believe me when I say this, good music can have fuck all to selling something. Exhibit A - The Crazy Frog. I think that's enough said.

You can package anything anyway you like and people will still buy it. It's not that the music is good, but they can imagine the members of the group while they listen to it.

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Meeka wrote:


Robo-Bot wrote:

DBSK won't make it.

As many fangirls they have, that's in Asia (mainly Korea?).
(Not to mention for the 50th time, the whole boyband thing ... not gonna happen)

However, there are a FEW Asians total that might stand a chance.
(They have the image and sound, just need to work on the english)

Ex. - Koda Kumi, Namie Amuro, and I'm not sure how BoA's doing at the moment



I don't understand how you guys say the boyband thing is out when the Jonas Brothers just raked in over 42 million dollars last year with just their hold on the "tween" market. Since the beginning of time young girls have liked to fawn over pretty boys. Nothing about that has changed. I just think now a days labels are going to cheaper route by just financing one person(since most groups have one standout) over 3 or 4.

I actually think a man may have a easier time than a female singer.



yes but even still ... they have been called "gay" and many anti-fans have formed
just because DBSK was able to make it onto the "superstar pathway" in Asia does not mean they're gonna be successful everywhere
else ------ but they aren't actually going to debut in America so ..
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mokney wrote:

Believe me when I say this, good music can have fuck all to selling something. Exhibit A - The Crazy Frog. I think that's enough said.

You can package anything anyway you like and people will still buy it. It's not that the music is good, but they can imagine the members of the group while they listen to it.



Got me. I've never heard of The Crazy Frog.LOL but if you want to be a mainstream artist image matters more than you're giving it credit....at least in the U.S.


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yes but even still ... they have been called "gay" and many anti-fans have formed
just because DBSK was able to make it onto the "superstar pathway" in Asia does not mean they're gonna be successful everywhere
else ------ but they aren't actually going to debut in America so ..


Every boy group is called gay. It comes with the territory. MadTV evenuse to have on of their female cast members act as Justin in skits(I gotta admit that was hilarious.LOL) to express just how girly and femenine he was appeared. It didn't hurt him or his career nor has antis or name calling hurt DBSK's.

Honestly, I cannot see SM not contemplate giving the US a shot with their most popular act, but since Boa's not doing to hot they may nix the plans or wait.

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Meeka wrote:


Robo-Bot wrote:


Meeka wrote:


Robo-Bot wrote:

DBSK won't make it.

As many fangirls they have, that's in Asia (mainly Korea?).
(Not to mention for the 50th time, the whole boyband thing ... not gonna happen)

However, there are a FEW Asians total that might stand a chance.
(They have the image and sound, just need to work on the english)

Ex. - Koda Kumi, Namie Amuro, and I'm not sure how BoA's doing at the moment



I don't understand how you guys say the boyband thing is out when the Jonas Brothers just raked in over 42 million dollars last year with just their hold on the "tween" market. Since the beginning of time young girls have liked to fawn over pretty boys. Nothing about that has changed. I just think now a days labels are going to cheaper route by just financing one person(since most groups have one standout) over 3 or 4.

I actually think a man may have a easier time than a female singer.



yes but even still ... they have been called "gay" and many anti-fans have formed
just because DBSK was able to make it onto the "superstar pathway" in Asia does not mean they're gonna be successful everywhere
else ------ but they aren't actually going to debut in America so ..


Every boy group is called gay. It comes with the territory. MadTV evenuse to have on of their female cast members act as Justin in skits(I gotta admit that was hilarious.LOL) to express just how girly and femenine he was appeared. It didn't hurt him or his career nor has antis or name calling hurt DBSK's.

Honestly, I cannot see SM not contemplate giving the US a shot with their most popular act, but since Boa's not doing to hot they may nix the plans or wait.


... i coulda sworn BoA was with YG ...

sorry to change to subject .. but who knows .. maybe they will be successful, maybe they won't
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