Billboard Korea's KPOP Master Concert Makes History
The very first K-pop concert in Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena was the Billboard Korea KPOP Masters concert on Nov. 25 and 26, 2011. The show included some of South Korea's finest -- including Brown Eyed Girls, G.NA, Beast, and 4Minute. The past year included several K-pop shows on the East and West Coast but the Las Vegas show not only saw a new location for K-pop to colonize, but stands as one of the most unique shows of the year with its line-up including artists from major and smaller agencies.
Google Streams K-Pop Concert To Masses
Korean broadcast company MBC, Google, and YouTube joined forces for a May concert that was streamed to over one hundred thousand viewers online. The line-up included KARA, MBLAQ, Sistar, f(x), Girls' Generation, Wonder Girls, Super Junior, with TVXQ finishing the show. While TVXQ was the final act of the night, online attendees may have spoken the loudest with the night's highest viewership (115,000) during Girls' Generation. Perhaps, appropriate though, as the girls do have the most-watched K-pop videos of all-time on the site with the 82 million views.