As K-Pop increases in popularity across the globe, more and more western and American celebrities are openly voicing their love for groups like Super Junior, 2NE1, and Wonder Girls.
Here is a quick rundown of some American celebrities who have shown their love for K-Pop music, groups, and artists!
What does Lady Gaga and YG producer Teddy Park have in common? Back in 2009, the pop singer approached the 1YTM leader to produce music for her, and believe it or not, was turned down by Park.
"I think that the music producer plays the part of setting a middle ground between what the composer was aiming for and the singer's intention," said Teddy Park a few months after the news.
"There were a lot of times when I was offered a large amount of money to compose and produce, but I turned the offer down because I didn't know that singer perfectly. I think that's why I've only worked with YG artists so far."
And Lady Gaga is not the only one who's all about YG artists. 2NE1 has a particularly far-reaching international fandom, and celebrities like will.i.am, "The Vampire Diaries" stars Kat Graham and Nina Dobrev, Will Smith, and The Wanted have all expressed their love for the girl group.
[VIDEO] Vampire Diaries Star, Kat Graham, Dances to 2NE1's "I Am The Best"at Atlanta Pride 2012 http://t.co/Uwm5IdsG
— We Love Dara (@WeLoveDara) October 23, 2012
I still can't get over this (I know it was 2yrs ago...) ♥ @ninadobrev liked 2NE1... now THAT's badass! ^__^ pic.twitter.com/IwuAw9FD2u — 2tee1 ♡♣ (@AJtheBJ) September 22, 2013
While the Jonas Brothers are in a tenuous situation right now, they had the help of the Wonder Girls as a support act during their tour in 2009.
Other American celebrities who love K-Pop include Perez Hilton, Jeremy Scott, and many more.
And as the love for K-Pop continues to spread worldwide, no doubt more and more American celebrities will rise in support of the phenomenon.