Nine-member K-pop group, Girls’ Generation made their U.S network TV debut by performing their hot single, “The Boys,” on The Late Show with David Letterman last night (Jan. 31).
One of the most watched late-night shows, The Late Show is famous for its celebrity guests, from politicians to Hollywood actors and actresses. This is a breakthrough for K-pop because this is the first time Korean singers have been invited as the musical act.
After their stellar debut last night, Girls’ Generation performed “The Boys” again on Live! With Kelly today to a cheering crowd and taught some of their dance moves to host Kelly Ripa and guest co-host Howie Mandel.
While Girls’ Generation has started to accumulate a worldwide audience, K-pop is also rising in popularity with other leading K-pop groups such as the Wonder Girls, who made their U.S. TV debut on The Wendy Williams Show in 2009 and is considered GG’s biggest rivals. The Wonder Girls are set to screen their TV movie, a cross between Fame, Step Up, and Bring It On, on TeenNick tomorrow, February 2 at 5PM pst/ 8PM est. To watch the movie trailer, click here.
Watch Girls’ Generation perform on The Late Show with David Letterman:
Here’s a clip of their performance and short interview on Live! With Kelly: