U.K.’s The Observer Predicts Girls’ Generation’s to Be Psy’s Successor
While Psy continues to break new barriers with his phenomenal success, the U.K.’s The Observer has already set its eyes on the next Korean act to carry on Psy’s success.
Justin McCurry from The Observer posted a new article on November 17 (local time) titled, ‘After Psy’s Gangnam Style, Here Come Korea Pop Princesses Girls’ Generation.’
Touching on the new trail blazed by Psy and the success from his smash-hit Gangnam Style, Justin McCurry then introduces the nine-member group, Girls’ Generation (SNSD), and its upcoming English album set to drop next year (set for distribution by Interscope).
Justin McCurry touts SNSD as “the obvious choice to take up Psy’s mantle in the UK” and lauds the group as a “highly polished band” and goes into detail over the group’s success in the Japanese market, the second-biggest music market in the world after the U.S.
The article includes quotes from Steve McClure, a Tokyo-based executive editor of McClure’s Asia Music News and Mio Scobie, overseas editor of US Weekly, both who predict a smash success for SNSD outside of Korea and Japan, while Steve McClure even is quoted as saying SNSD has more staying power, casting Psy as a “one-off”.
Read the full article for yourself here!
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