KARD has amassed a wide international fanbase, with the MV for their recent release, “Hola Hola,” reaching 5 million views in less than two days on YouTube. At the moment, “Hola Hola” takes the crown of most-viewed debut K-pop MV in its first 24 hours. They finished a half year tour throughout North and South America, and will be returning to the U.S in August for KCON 2017. Receiving love from the opposite end of the globe, the co-ed group’s success continues to peak. Yet, reaching out to an international audience is a rough journey filled with language and cultural obstacles.
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Following the successful launch of their third project "Rumor", co-ed group KARD allowed fans to go behind-the-scenes in the making of their hidden version music video.
Featuring hip-hop dancer Z.SUN in the hidden version, the quartet do it again, showing off their swag moves and swaying to the catchy reggaeton beat.
B.M, J.Seph, Somin, and Jiwoo also took the time to have some fun on set, fooling around with one another demonstrating a friendly bond. They even display some of their yo-yo skills.
KARD held their debut showcase on July 19 for their first mini album Hola Hola.
During the event, the members opened up about how theyve amassed a great deal of popularity both domestically and overseas through various pre-debut projects.
BM talked about having the chance to hold an overseas tour ahead of their debut and said, We were so happy [during the tour]. What we felt most was gratitude [towards our fans], and We visited countries like Brazil, Mexico, and Canada and it was so great to have an opportunity to perform in front of our international fans. It was a moving experience.
KARD recently appeared on SBS LoveFMs Yoon Hyung Bin and Yang Se Hyungs Two Man Show and talked about how their group was put together, international fans, and more advantages of being a co-ed group.
The group will be taking on the second leg of their WILD KARD 2017 tour in America in just a few months following a passionate response to the first part of their tour earlier this year.
When asked if they sing their songs in English or Korean on these tours, Jiwoo responded, We sing our songs in Korean. Our [international] fans follow along and sing in Korean as well. Even if the song has an English version, our international fans like when we sing the Korean versions more, which is really touching.
On September 13th, the photo shown above was uploaded to the official Instagram of hit boy group WINNER. In the photo, members Kim Jin Woo and Song Min Ho were seen cruising together but the casual photo became quite the controversial topic due to Kim Jin Woo's choice of fashion.
The controversial outfit included a Confederate flag design on the top right side of his chest - the flag is known as a representation of racism and negative Southern views in the states. According to reports, international fans expressed disappointment and disbelief at Kim Jin Woo for wearing the controversial symbol of segregation and racismand demanded the photo to be deleted off of their account.