(Clockwise from top-left) Billboard chart-topping K-pop boy band BTS, new J-pop boy band Ballistik Boys, Chinese girl band AOS, and K-pop girl band GFriend. Graphics: Cho Sang-won

K-pop’s global success sparks surge in Asian ‘copycat’ groups

Huge international appeal of Koreas boy band BTS sees entertainment agencies in Japan and China aiming to emulate the winning formula

Topic |   K-pop, Mandopop and other Asian pop

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(Clockwise from top-left) Billboard chart-topping K-pop boy band BTS, new J-pop boy band Ballistik Boys, Chinese girl band AOS, and K-pop girl band GFriend. Graphics: Cho Sang-won
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