The term "paving the way" gets thrown around a lot these days. It's a debate that apparently has no end in sight since no one can come to an agreement on who laid the path for today's biggest acts in kpop.
Until now that is. Here I have compiled a list of 10 kpop groups who performed on U.S. soil before BTS, BlackPink, NCT and others on today's scene.
If these groups didn't go west first then BTS and BlackPink would have no audience to perform in front of today in the States and other Western Countries.
Epik High (2009)
Wonder Girls (2010)
Girls Generation (2011)
Let's give a round of applause for these ten groups and countless others that made it possible for Navy and Blinks and ONCE to see their faves live in the flesh.