Friday, February 08, 2008

[The Chosun Ilbo, January 14 2008] Forbes Picks K-Pop As Globe-Sweeping Trend

K-Pop or Korean popular music has made Forbes' latest list of 20 trends sweeping the globe.

On its Internet edition the American business magazine has come up with 20 pop culture trends that are making headlines around the world.

It introduces how Korean pop music has made waves across Asia for years now and how there's also a change in the music scene.

The article notes Korean indie bands are finally catching a break, while hip-hoppers are toying with Latin fusion for original sounds.

The magazine also doesn't forget to mention K-pop star and actor Rain who will make his Hollywood debut this year with a role in "Speed Racer" directed by the Wachowski brothers, the creators of "The Matrix".

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