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Posted by AKP STAFF Saturday, February 11, 2012

CNN says, "South Korea's K-Pop takes off in the West"

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With Girls' Generation's recent visit to two major talk shows in the States, westerners are finally starting to take more notice of the Hallyu Wave.

After watching performances of "The Boys" on the 'Late Show with David Letterman' and 'Live! with Kelly', a handful of Hollywood celebrities have praised the nine beauties on TV and through social networking sites, such as actor Daniel Radcliffe and singer-songwriter Simon Curtis.

K-Pop music videos have also been sweeping views on the Internet, and they've made frequent appearances on the homepage of globally recognized video sharing site, YouTube. This craze for K-pop has transformed the Hallyu Wave into a recognizable force that's even grabbed the attention of major cable news outlets in the States like CNN.

On February 11th, CNN released an article about the explosion of the Hallyu Wave on their Business segment. The international news provider mentions several things including Korea's export expansion; how Korean films, soap operas, and K-Pop music have taken over Asia; and the rigorous training process of K-Pop idols.

You can check out the article in its entirety here.

Source + Photos: CNN

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