By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
NY1 noted his popularity in New York as evidenced by the long line of people who were waiting to get in to the Best Buy Theater where Jay Park held a concert.
MANILA, Philippines - New York cable channel NY1 recently interviewed K-pop star Jay Park and noted his presence in the US market.
Jay Park recently wrapped up his Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2012 concert tour in Washington, DC; New York City; Los Angeles and San Francisco.
|Jay Park in his APAHM Tour (Photos courtesy of www.verizonapahmtour.com/backstage)|
"The 25-year-old Korean-American phenom has millions of fans across Asia. But if you want proof of his popularity in New York, look no further than a line for his recent concert in Midtown that wound around the corner and stretched for several blocks 8 hours before the show," NY1 said.
NY1 interviewed a fan who said she waited for a day just to get a ticket.
"I guess I'm a really dedicated Jay Park fan. I don't want to take the chance that anyone else got those front-row seats. I'm making sure I'm here first," she said.
Radio personality Minya Oh told NY1 that there is something deeper about Jay Park.
"You sense that there's a little something deeper, which I think we want as an American audience and what Korean-Americans want to see from their pop stars. They want to see behind the gloss," she said.
Reaching out to the US audience is easy for Jay Park since he is Korean-American and can speak both Korean and English.
"I speak both English and Korean. I'm writing songs in both English and Korean. I do rap, I dance, I sing. I do a whole bunch of things. I just feel like I'm a whole new breed of artist," he told the cable channel.
NY1 said Jay Park is part of the "growing list of Asian-American entertainers like Far East Movement, who topped the Billboard charts for a while and Aziatics, who are driven by the catchy raps of Queens native Flowsik."
Jay Park will perform next at the Korean Wave Concert at the EXPO 2012 Yeosu in South Korea on June 9 along with BEAST, BTOB and A-Pink.
Link to my original article: http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/360856/new-york-cable-channel-spotlights-jay-park