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Korean Groups You Wouldn't Guess Are Big In China

By Chaeil Lee | June 16, 2017 11:14 AM EDT


The beauty that is K-Pop isn't just limited to Korea anymore! With the power of Youtube, social media and other internet portals, K-Pop has become an international phenomenon and even bigger in their neighboring countries, such as China, than you would expect! Check out these idols who dominated the Chinese entertainment industry!


TWO X debuted in 2012 and have been a little inactive in the K-Pop scene due to the fact that they gained immense popularity in China! Now the girls have released Chinese versions of their hit songs and have been attending many showcases since then. They are currently promoting "Over."


K-Pop boy group times actually released their first song, "Hooray For Idols," in Chinese. A majority of their group members are Chinese and they were created in order to entertain and attract the Chinese market with Korea's flair. "Awaken" is their most current release and gained much popularity.


You can't think of famous Korean celebrities in China without thinking of T-ara. The girls are beyond famous as they released countless hits, recreated their hit songs in Chinese and were even hired to perform at a wealthy estate for a private concert! Crazy, but true! If they ever stop promoting in Korea, the girls are set in China!


UNIQ is a collaboration project that was created by the help of Chinese and Korean entertainment companies joining forces to create a boy group that captures the attention of both markets. UNIQ haven't found much popularity in Korea yet, but their Chinese fans continue to look up to them.


BESTie are a powerful quartet who have received popularity respectively in both China and their homeland Korea. Their agency had revealed last year, "Previously they placed at higher ranks on Chinese video website 'iQiyi' for the music video chart as well, earning much popularity in China." "Excuse Me" gained an enormous amount of views on China's largest video streaming site Tudou as well.


It is no surprise that EXO are BIG in China do to their Chinese members. With EXO's Lay being an icon among the Chinese, he continues to star in various movies, dramas, making appearances on TV shows and helping with the successful direction of EXO's sub-unit group EXO-M.


Another boy group is finding huge fame in foreign countries due to their diverse line up! GOT7's Jackson, who comes from China, has been the nations pride as the boy group has sky-rocketed with popularity - especially among young female fans. Jackson has partaken in various endorsements, advertising deals and starred on variety shows, alongside his members, in China.

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