Red Velvet, Kim Jong-un’s K-Pop Faves

Kim Jong Un is a super-fan of hit-making K-pop group Red Velvet.
That could be a diplomatic breakthrough.

It might be a diplomatic breakthrough: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un admitted this week that he likes K-pop music, saying he was “deeply moved” after watching a two-hour concert with South Korean performers in Pyongyang.

The concert was the latest in a series of diplomatic moves designed to ease tensions in the weeks leading up to a possible summit between President Trump and Kim.

The concert Kim enjoyed Sunday featured popular girl band Red Velvet. Kim and his wife, Ri Sol-ju, clapped along with the music, and Kim later posed for pictures with the artists backstage.

Sunday’s concert highlights the power of K-pop, which has grown into a multi-billion dollar a year industry as its popularity has spread throughout Asia and elsewhere, including the United States.

Watch Red Velvet perform their latest hit, “Bad Boy,” in the video below.



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