Girls' Generation Hits International TV Screens
For their first international single, "The Boys," Girls' Generation got a huge platform to bring K-pop directly into American and French homes. The girls took their impressive stage performance to "The Late Show with David Letterman," "Live! With Kelly" and France's "Le Grand Journal." The ninesome nailed each performance, making its fanbase (known as Sones) proud. An English language album is said to be coming this year, which means that we could be seeing SNSD back on U.S. television screens in the near future.
GLAM Debut With Gay-Friendly Song
It's not easy to get noticed in the world of K-pop, with established idols constantly topping the charts. Yet new girl group GLAM made a statement to remember with its debut track "Party (XXO)," an upbeat song about genderless love. The track was definitely a risk in conservative South Korea, where coming out has proven to be a huge burden on some artist's careers, yet GLAM created a catchy dance track and fun music video that was more safe and accessible, easing the conservative mindset. With lyrics like "Can I kiss ya baby girl?," the message is unmistakably similar to Katy Perry's "I Kissed A Girl."