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EXO looks positioned to be K-pop’s next crossover phenom with an American fanbase brewing for the 12-member boy band. The video for Southern hip-hop-inspired “Growl” was 2013’s third most viewed K-pop music video in the U.S., after the internationally-recognized PSY and Girls’ Generation. They also snagged the fifth and ninth biggest-selling K-pop tracks in America last year for “Growl” and dubstep-inspired “Wolf,” respectively.
Reality shows featuring idol stars is enjoying a popularity that is second to none. They offer a behind-the-scenes look at the music industry’s inner working as well as a glimpse into the personal lives of stars. It brings the stars down from the pedestal of international fame and exposes them for the human that they are.MBC Everyone is a cable TV channel that is enjoying success through their idol group reality show. “EXO’s Showtime” airs every Thursday at 6:00PM. It’s largely a Q and A show between the fans and EXO. The fans may ask a question or give a suggestion, and EXO answers with activities.
For example, one fan asked “Who is the strongest member of EXO?” and EXO decided to find out by having an arm-wrestling contest. A fan asked how they all distinguish one another, and each member of EXO explained their method. By having this kind of format, EXO was able to create a closer bond to their fans.