As Big Bang grows and gains a bigger share in the music industry (they have made their way into the Japanese market and is now working hard in Japan as well as Korea), they become more recognized. Well known Time magazine featured Korean idol group Big Bang in a article this week.
The vocalist Rain — among the TIME 100 in 2006 — remains the international face of K-pop, but a host of other artists are eager to follow in his wake….
Rain himself has struggled to make an impression in the U.S., despite a ton of MTV appearances and onstage backup from the likes of Omarion and Diddy. That leaves Japan as the prime foreign market for the talented, preening young acts that South Korea produces by the score.
The most promising of these is Big Bang, a domestically successful five-man hip-hop group formed through a Making the Band – style reality show in 2006.
Tracks like “My Heaven” (a collaboration with top Japanese DJ Daishi Dance) and “Love Club” have plenty of dance-floor appeal. As for swoon factor, well, their track “Let Me Hear Your Voice” has been selected as the theme for the new Tokyo Broadcasting System romantic comedy Ohitorisama. If your work is popping up on Friday-night prime-time drama, total domination can’t be that far behind.
I am so proud of Big Bang. To make it this far, they have put in a lot of hard work! Everyone please support their new Japanese single ‘Hear Your Voice’ here.
Read the full Time article here