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I feel like many Kpop rookies including BTS used Vietnam as a launchpad for their success  


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I remember when BTS were still rookies 7 years ago and no one outside of Asia even cared. They traveled to Vietnam numerous times and did many performances and fanmeets. They got so much praise from Vietnamese fans and even collaborated with a Vietnamese idol named Thanh Bui. But once they got really popular internationally, they haven't been back since 🙄 

It was the same with MAMAMOO too but at least their music label RBW also operates in Vietnam so I can't throw shade at them.

And now we got this new Kpop rookie group called TEMPEST coming to Vietnam. I see a pattern here, it's like the smart Korean rookie groups and idols from small labels will show love to Vietnam knowing that it will help them eventually become a big name since it's difficult for them to garner support domestically in Korea. Vietnam is now a launchpad for small labels to compete with the big ones like SM, YG and JYP. I wouldn't be surprised if TEMPEST becomes a big name in 5-7 years from now.

https://twitter.com/bonhyuk_tpst/status/1498787096043167748

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Do u know Hanbin?

He is a member of TEMPEST. He is the first Vietnamese to Debut as Idols. Currently, he has a large number of fans from many countries around the world. Wish TEMPEST success!!!

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@thanhthu162 No I didn't know this! It's my first time hearing about TEMPEST. This is quite interesting. I think this is the second Kpop idol group I know that has one Vietnamese member. The other one is BEAUTY BOX which someone else on here introduced me to. The rapper Ahn is Vietnamese.

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@bananamilk I just got to know her from you now. Perhaps this is one of the less famous kpop groups Laugh . Actually there are too many groups in Korea and we don't know them all. But the important thing that I want to say here is that Hanbin debuted as Idols, isn't it great. I hope he does it successful.

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@thanhthu162 it looks like TEMPEST is doing really well with their debut song. I just watched it today. I'm excited.

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The first Vietnamese singer in the Korean music scene is Hari Won (her father is Vietnamese and her mother is Korean) who was a member of a K-pop girl group called KISS that was created in 2001 and disbanded in 2003.
 
Here is a link that might interest you :
 
Vietnamese singers who worked or work oversea or for a non-Vietnamese company :
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@rockman She is a Vietnamese singer originally from Korea, not a Korean singer from Vietnam. You know what I mean?

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@thanhthu162

 

After Hari Won, there was Hà Hoàng Hải Yến (full Vietnamese and was born in Vietnam and grew up in Vietnam) from a K-pop girl band called M.I.S.O in South Korea that released one music video in 2008 then disappeared :

 

M.I.S.O MV Say It Say It :

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@rockman I get a little annoyed when you try to prove something pointless to me. In the comment above, I clearly said "debut as idols".

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I think once people are able to gain popularity in the US, there is a push by their agents to go with it because there is so much money to be made in the west. I wouldn't blame the artists themselves. 

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@photastic yeah I don't blame the members, the music label has to follow the money to survive. I do think one day BTS will return to Vietnam. Maybe once Covid settles down they will perform in one of those Korean-Vietnam music festivals or music shows that are held every year. I remember some big names like SNSD, 2NE1, Super Junior frequently participating in those shows in Vietnam. I miss those days...

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@bananamilk

They already sold 53k albums. I don't know how much vietnamese fans has contributed to the sale, but that's a good start. Btw, their agency YUEHUA is big in China and like the SM there. But in Korea, they are not small. Mid-tier I would say. They have Everglow and Woodz in their label. 

https://twitter.com/koreansales_twt/status/1499766800497655809

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I wonder since Hanbin and Tram Anh now debuted in Kpop, is there any point for koreans to still come to Vietnam and try hopelessy to make another group using the Kpop formula? It's proven now with Hanbin that viet fans wants to see a viet Kpop idol. 

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