K-Pop Crossover: Ariana Grande, Britney Spears Contacted By EXO's Manager Noh Yongmin

By Robert Kuang | June 09, 2015 03:30 PM EDT


EXO has asked the K-pop world to "Love Me Right," and apparently, so has the SM Entertainment's group's manager.

Recently, Twitter users noticed a slew of tweets from a social media account that targeted pop stars such as Britney Spears, Ariana Grande, Sia, Paris Hilton and Lady Gaga, advertising EXO's latest single, "Love Me Right." According to publications like Koreaboo, the account belongs to one of EXO's managers.

"Hello," read one of the template tweets sent by the account. "I am an Asian guy in my 30's who loves music. I have discovered an awesome song that you might enjoy. It is a song by the group EXO called 'Love Me Right.' Please give it a listen."

According to various fansites, six EXO managers are known to work with the popular boy band and the manager in question is Noh Yongmin. Much like the K-pop idols he helps manage, the Twitter account has a large following and his activities in promoting "Love Me Right" to American celebrities have not gone unnoticed.

Celebrities like Ariana Grande and Britney Spears also have a bigger connection to K-pop than some would expect. Spears famously learned the "Gangnam Style" dance from Psy himself on "The Ellen Degeneres Show" in 2012.

Meanwhile, Ariana Grande is managed by Scooter Braun under SB Management, the same company who currently houses Psy and 2NE1's Lee "CL" Chaerin. In April, CL appeared alongside pop celebrities like Grande, Lance Bass and Justin Bieber in a cover of Carly Rae Jepsen's "I Really Like You," which has since amassed nearly 6 million views on YouTube.

On June 2, EXO released the single "Love Me Right" for their repackaged album of the same title. This re-release is a follow-up to their highly successful sophomore album released in March, "EXODUS."

"This song 'Love Me Right' is a fun, popular dance track that fits with summer and so it appears that many are enjoying it," said EXO member Suho according to allkpop.

"There are things we want to achieve, and after this album we achieved the feat of becoming double million sellers. Receiving a good award at the end of the year is of course one of our goals, but more than that we want to have fun and enjoy our activities."

Tagged :  EXO, Britney Spears


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