Which one is more important? Korean charting or international?

  • there are groups that chart well in korea but don't chart in international charts like omg,aespa etc. And there are groups who chart well for a kpop group outside korea but don't really chart in korea. Stray kids, ateez ,loona etc. There are groups who chart well in both like bts but they are exceptional. So what is more beneficial and important for kpop groups? Korean charting or international?

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  • there are groups that chart well in korea but don't chart in international charts like omg, aespa etc.

    ???

    Read this thread before spewing some bs :boredr:

  • Charting in Korea matter more

    because considering how you chart in korea you'll leave a legacy when you disband if you have a big hit or an international hit


    meanwhile International popularity is ephemeral, unless your BTS and become successfull internationally

    nobody will care how you charted 2 years ago on international Chart


    nobody will say "OMG do you remember when everybody in USA was jamming to this song who was ranked #50 on spotify 200" people will most likely tell you "hummm maybe you but never heard about this song "


    meanwhile if your songs did well in korea in 10 years people will most likely still remember the year when everybody was jamming to Next level in 2021 etc...


    plus charting well in Korea open you the door for CF, variety show, modeling etc....


    what's charting on international chart brings to you beside having your fandom bragging about ? Nothing nobody among the GP wants to see a nugu group that they don't know who charted #20 on spotify because their international fandom stream the song every hour

  • Korea obviously. Once KPOP stops being trendy internationaly you'll at least back some people to fall back on. If you're popular WW(assuming you're not referring to China, Japan) you'll have nothing to really lean on once KPOP starts dying off globally.


    But it's always better to be big both globally and domestically

    "next time it won't be wanda who comes for her, it'll be the scarlet witch."

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  • Depends on where they're targeting and where the fans are spending money. Ultimately, a group has to make money on their releases, or they'll risk disbandment.


    If they're super popular internationally, then that can be enough to carry a group, even if they aren't popular in South Korea. At the same time, if they're trying to break into the western music market and they're spending that $$ and time and resources and it doesn't do well, then just being popular in S. Korea isn't necessarily enough to carry them through that.

  • Korean have 50m people while globally there is almost 8b people so you potentially have 160X more customers globally, so I would say international have bigger potential.

  • why are people saying aespa is only doing well in korea?


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    not to mention they are still rising on billboard charts 6 weeks after release which is amazing

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