New York City is the battleground for America’s Great Asian Pop Star Race. NY1’s Asian Music series explores the competition to breakthrough to the US market including Utada, Se7en, Rain, Wonder Girls, and more. Japanese and Korean superstars are all trying to crossover. Utada was born in Manhattan and studied at Columbia University. Se7en is studying both Japanese and English, while living in NYC and working on his English album for the past 3 years. Rain is trying to breaking to Hollywood with films like Speed Racer and Ninja Assassin. (He had a dance off with Stephen Colbert last year.) South Korean talent agency JYP Entertainment opened their US office in NYC. Hopefully, someone will breakthrough. Who will it be?
America’s Great Asian Pop Star Race