SM Entertainment, one of biggest comapanies that specialize making teenage idols in South Korea, hosted SM Town Live in Madison Square Garden on Oct., 23.
The show in New York City followed by Los Angeles, Paris, Tokyo, Shanghai and Seoul and brought out biggest Korean pop stars, such as BoA, Kangta, Girls' Generation, f(x), SHINee, Super Junior and TVXQ, according to the Billboard.com.
Among many Korean pos stars, the relative newcomer SHINee who were powered by Dr. Martens boots and hair mousse were enough to impress American fans, according to the New York Times.
The young female groups, especially Girls' Generations who represent the latest Korean pop's trend, reflected that female groups are more sexualized than male groups in South Korea, according to the New York Times.
During the show, the songs and performance reminded of American pop stars and it was enough to show American influence on Korean pop, according to the New York Times.