EXID – the dreams that K-pop are made of
EXID is a K-pop girl group from South Korea that has performed all over the world in addition to enjoying massive success in their home country and mainland China. The five-piece has won pretty much every major music award available in the Far East, and has a dreamy pop sound set to hugely energetic four-on-the-floor rhythms, very typical of the oeuvre. Discover K-pop dreams come true when you buy or sell EXID tickets on StubHub.
A long road to the top of the Korean pop music charts
EXID hasn't had the easiest road to the top. All the members were quaintly named "trainees" at what can only be described as the largest K-pop factories in Korea, JYP Entertainment and AB Entertainment. One imagines Stock Aitken Waterman on an industrial scale. Their first single release was "Whoz That Girl", which reached a measly No. 36 on the Korean national pop charts, the Gaon Singles Chart. The relatively low placement belied the fact that, in a country with such a huge population, the song actually sold well over three-quarters of a million units, which would push it into platinum territory in many European countries. It would be another few years of hard work before EXID reached the top echelon of the charts in Korea, when they hit gold with their breakthrough hit, "Up and Down". This raced to the top and earned them the coveted MBC Music Star Award, which they won at the Melon Music Awards in 2012. You can now check out this pop music phenomenon yourself with EXID tickets.
The world domination of K-pop
EXID followed up this massive local success by starting to tour in mainland China, and it wasn't long before the girl group was topping the charts there too. Flush with success, the next obvious target for this K-pop conquest was the USA, and the band made its first appearance in America at the Korean Music Festival in Los Angeles in 2015. Then it was off to South America, where EXID gave an unexpected shot of their high-energy music to rapturous crowds at KCON in Mexico City, part of a series of KCON concerts that showcase Korean pop to the rest of the world. Returning home, the group ended that year by headlining the largest and most prestigious pop festival ever held, Hallyu Pop Fest in Singapore. From there, the band's hectic touring and personal appearance schedule only increased and they have become ever more visible globally. So if you’re a secret K-pop fan (who who isn't deep down?), get your EXID tickets right here on StubHub next time they appear near you.
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