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K-Pop Conquest Continues: Got7 "Turn Up" In Japan
International flair has a fresh multi-lingual tip as Got7 re-target music lovers in Japan with the mini-album Turn Up. Dropping the title-track video to a million views in the first day, fans must wait until Nov. 15 for the full release.
While many believe great art has no borders, few artists successfully cross over musical and geographic boundaries. American mainstream culture's fascination with the genre is only one circle in the many overlapping global combinations, such as Japan's music scene where K-Pop has asserted an irresistible hold.
With lines like "It's all about my life, and I'm a hero" and "Nobody tells me what to do, I'm going my way," Got7 asserts youth and grace in their popularity, and provides a bold – and danceable – example of why the culture of K-Pop keeps spreading.