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CL & EXO Perform on World Stage at Closing Olympic Ceremony

CLThe popularity of K-pop received an undeniable stamp of approval on the world stage at the closing ceremony of the Olympics.

Two of Korea’s hottest acts, artist CL and boy band EXO, performed before a world wide audience, leaving no doubt K-pop is more than a passing fad.

NBC commentators Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir affirmatively announced their love of K-pop, giving a boost to the genre’s cross-cultural appeal.

In 2016, Time Magazine dubbed CL as the “future of K-pop in America.” While that proclamation may have been a bit premature, her Olympic performance gives her a perfect opportunity to expand her brand in the U.S.

You can check out CL’s performance here.

For their part, EXO did not disappoint.

EXO KaiDubbed the biggest boyband in the world by many media outlets, EXO’s Kai started off the bands set with a modern take on a traditional Korean dance.  The rest of the band then entered on all-terrain vehicles to the shrieks of the capacity crowd in attendance.



Check out their performance here:

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  1. RE: CL & EXO Perform on World Stage at Closing Olympic Ceremony: why do all the members of EXo have so much make up on and look so effiminate?

    • re: CL & EXO perform on World Stage at Closing Olympic Ceremony: The same sort of comments have been made about other performers including Michael Jackson and Prince. It’s not that unusual in the entertainment world.


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