In South Korean gaming app The Superstar, players use their fingers to tap along to K-pop hits like BTS' "DNA," similar to video games like Guitar Hero and Dance Dance Revolution. The app has scored more than 63 million global downloads since its 2014 launch, according to its developer, Dalcomsoft, but has never been available in the U.S. -- until today (July 1).
A U.S. version of The Superstar has officially launched on iOS and Android, and it features hit songs from a suite of Interscope Records acts including Selena Gomez, Billie Eilish, Lady Gaga, Imagine Dragons, Rae Sremmurd, Zedd, DJ Snake, Gryffin, blackbear and Juice WRLD.
"It became evident that from the past year and a half, when everyone was staying safe at home, it also became the most vital time for fans to really connect with their favorite artists' music through The Superstar's unique interactive experience," Dalcomsoft head of U.S. Operations Allen Chung said in a statement. "As part of our global expansion efforts, we're truly thrilled to finally launch our exciting music gaming platform here in the U.S. with some of the biggest names on the charts after our fundamental success from overseas."