The last few years has seen the Korean wave spread across the world like wildfire - particularly in Western countries like America. But despite the widespread success of artists like Psy, BIGBANG and Girls' Generation, Korean stars have yet to really breakthrough to the American mainstream music market. However, Time Magazine believes that three Asian artists are on the cusp of breaking through in America - the chief among them being 2NE1's CL.
Having already established herself as one of Asia's biggest stars from her success in 2NE1, CL has her sights set on the West. Having released her first English solo debut "Lifted" a few months ago and having just launched her first North American Tour, she has now teamed up with music mogul Scooter Braun - who manages famous pop stars like Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande - to help launch her music career in America.
But it's not just CL who have their sights set on America. Singer Dean has recently made his musical debut in the US, but he is taking the long road to the top. Rather than rising through the ranks in K-pop, Dean is working on building up a fanbase in America from the ground up, performing at smaller venues across the country.
And finally, there's also Eric Nam, who grew up in Atlanta and was initially planning to be a consultant before, in his own words, "life happened" and he ended up becoming a big star in Korea. Now, Nam is working to return to his roots in America.
Check out TIME's video feature on CL, Eric Nam, and Dean right here: