American singer Conan Gray to appear on K-pop music show, fans say, 'Justin Bieber next'

After British pop trio New Hope Club, American singer Conan Gray will appear on the SBS music show called 'The Show' in the second week of August


                            American singer Conan Gray to appear on K-pop music show, fans say, 'Justin Bieber next'
Conan Gray is all set to appear on SBS' 'The Show' on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 (@conangray/Instagram)
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K-pop's impact is global now. International acts need to cater to K-pop fans as they are the biggest music market currently. Hence, international acts are using K-pop shows to promote their music. After New Hope Club, a British trio that made its entry into the K-pop market by appearing on a music show, American singer and songwriter Conan Gray will be making an appearance on a Korean music show.

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On August 2, 2022, it was announced that Conan Gray was all set to make an appearance on next week's SBS music show titled 'The Show'. Confused K-pop fans are now recalling a time when singer Usher appeared on another SBS music show called 'Inkigayo'. K-pop fans are talking about how international artists are now coming to South Korea to seek the same kind of exposure that K-pop acts first sought from their appearances on international talk shows.  

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Conan Gray to appear on K-pop shows

Gray first shot to fame after his singles like 'Maniac' and 'Heather' became a hit. The singles were part of his debut album titled 'Kid Krow' that was released in 2020. 'Maniac' was and is still one of his most popular tracks and has been covered by several K-pop idols. Aside from his music career, Gray is adored by fans for publicly interacting with them.

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However, K-pop fans are skeptical about Gray making his music show debut that airs and caters to K-pop music fans. K-pop fans joke that now international musicians will be forced to perform 'aegyos' and 'ending faries' in order to meet the K-pop standards. Aside from SBS' 'The Show', Gray is also set to appear on Red Velvet Wendy's radio show titled 'Wendy's Youngstreet' on August 8, 2022. He will be performing on 'The Show' on Tuesday, August 9, 2022.

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'Just like Usher on Inkigayo'

Fans are sharing their sheer shock of getting to see an American singer perform on a Korean music show. One fan said, "Conan gray performing on the show was not on my 2022 kpop bingo board." Another fan said, "Conan gray attending korean music shows… next thing u know justin bieber will do too and the entire crowd will be filled with kpop idols."

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One fan said, "The conan gray thing isn’t THAT weird if you think about it- they’re bringing a foreign singer to the show, kinda similar to how kpop groups perform on foreign tv shows."

A fan said, "CONAN GRAY IN A KPOP SHOW?!???" One more fan said, "NEXT WEEK CONAN GRAY THIS IS A KPOP MUSIC SHOW PLS what is conan gray going to f**king do at the show."

Another fan said, "Half of kpop industry didn't even perform on the show, but conan gray??" One fan said, "Sorry but conan gray on the show SLAY bestie !!!!!!!! That’s my best friend yes it is I want some kpop idol interactions."

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One more fan said, "IS HE GONNA DO AN ENDING FAIRY TOO???" They continued, "NAURR IMAGINE HE DOES AEGYO." Another fan said, "PLEASE BRO THIS IS JUST LIKE USHER ON INKIGAYO, IM DED."

One fan said, "Just looked up to verify and it’s not a lie guys we have to stop this." Another fan joked, "They covered maniac so much he came to Korea."


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