BTS, Blackpink, Coldplay and Ed Sheeran lead a wave of K-pop collaborations with Western artists
- More K-pop stars and their Western counterparts are working together as the East-meets-West trend gathers strength
- English and Spanish singing stars are teaming up with hitmakers such as Blackpink, BTS and NCT 127
Pop music is having an East-meets-West love affair, as many of the biggest English- and Spanish-speaking pop stars team up with Korean counterparts.
That news followed the recent release of BTS’ Butter remix featuring Megan Thee Stallion.
These are just the latest collaborations between Western hitmakers and K-pop stars as music industries become more connected.
In the past, Korean star BoA appeared on a 2002 revamp of Westlife’s Flying without Wings, while TVXQ debuted during a BoA and Britney Spears Christmas special in 2003.
There will probably be more high-profile collaborations in the future.
Earlier this year, BTS’ label, Hybe, merged with Scooter Braun’s Ithaca, which has a major star roster including Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande, and Braun said in an interview with American outlet Variety that this may lead to artist collaborations.