K-Pop Hot 100 chart toppers like Epik High, Lee Hi, T-ara, Yoon Mi Rae and more also appear on the U.S. channel.
American K-pop fans will finally getting their wish of seeing their favorite Korean idols on TV alongside top Western stars -- for a week, at least.
"Fuse News," the nightly flagship program on America-based music network Fuse, has announced "FUSE LOVES SEOUL: From K-Pop to Hip Hop," a week-long special featuring interviews with Korean music acts, executives and personalities. Watch a promo below.
The guest lineup seems keen to showcase all aspects of the Korean pop community: There are internationally-recognized idols like 2NE1, BIGBANG, T-ara and U-KISS; rap stars like Jay Park, Drunken Tiger and Epik High; newcomers Lee Hi and WINNER; Canadian YouTubers Eatyourkimchi as well as entertainment agency executives.
It's not the first foray into K-pop for "Fuse News." The nightly show did a package on the scene in its first months and recently featured a segment on BIGBANG leader G-Dragon (below) after the Korean star won a Best New Artist poll that garnered more than 12 million votes on Fuse.tv. The special is a big move for K-pop in America, proving its potential past the Internet where it thrives thanks to its international community of fans.
"FUSE LOVES SEOUL: From K-Pop to Hip Hop," starts Monday, Jan. 13, on "Fuse News" at 7:30/6:30c. Check Fuse for more information.