Taylor Swift performing at her 'Red' tour

7 celebrities you wouldn't believe are K-pop fans!

Not even celebrities are immune to Kpop's charms! K-pop is going global, and even western celebrities have hopped on the bandwagon. The addictive music genre has captivated many celebrities, turning them into fans, and we have compiled a list of some of them. Scroll down to find out who they are!

  • K-pop is a music genre created in South Korea in the 1990s.
  • The groups are mainly made up of girls and boys, but there are also solo singers. 
  • Of the 100 K-pop groups which debut annually, only 5% of them gain success.
  • The genre has gained worldwide fame in recent years due to the success of the group, BTS.

1) Emma stone

Emma Stone at the SAG Awards in 2015

The critically acclaimed actress, Emma Stone, is K-Pop's #1 fan in Hollywood. She claims she's obsessed with it and acknowledges that it is a global phenomenon. According to the actress, 'Korean pop music is the best thing you've ever seen'. Her favorite K-pop groups are BTS, 2NE1, and Girls Generation.

2) John Cena

John Cena in a photoshoot during his WWE career

He is the most unexpected celebrity to be a fan of Kpop, but it's all true—the former WWE star is a BTS fan, and his bias is J-Hope. John Cena has expressed multiple times how big of a fanboy he is. The wrestler even asked the band if they wanted a bodyguard. They follow each other on Twitter now and have shared loving tweets towards one another. Fanboy goals, no?

3) Lorde

Lorde for the Music Magazine in 2014

Lorde saw CL's 2015 Mnet Music Awards performance and was utterly amazed. The singer openly praised CL and even shared her desire to collaborate with the Kpop star someday!

4) Lil Uzi Vert

Lil Uzi Vert in a Calvin Klein photoshoot

The American rapper has been a fan of G-friend since 2015 and has posted about them on his Twitter account several times.  Lil Uzi Vert expressed his mixed emotions after learning about the band's disbandment. He did an Instagram live and said,

'Everybody knows my favorite K-pop group is GFRIEND. I don't care, whatever happens, I don't care if they breaking up, I don't care if they stop making music, I don't care if you don't know who GFRIEND is, I don't care if you think they are older than what they are, I don't care if you think they're not real people, I don't care, GFRIEND! K-pop!'

We admire him for his dedication to the group!

5) Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift in her photoshoot for 'Evermore' album

The singer met BTS at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards and took to Instagram to express her love for them. Both Taylor Swift and BTS fans could not keep calm at their unexpected interaction. One time a fan posted about the group on Tumblr, and Taylor commented, 'LOVE THEM SO MUCH.'

6) Dylan O'Brien

Dylan O'Brien in the movie 'Maze Runners'

The Hollywood star has shared his love for Blackpink and BTS. He even convinced Elle Fanning and Max Minghella to give BTS a listen. The actor has also attended BTS' Los Angeles concert with Elle fannings.

7) Post Malone

Post Malone at the 2018 American Music Awards

The famous American singer followed IU on Instagram. IU's brother, who is studying in the U.S, was super excited when she decided to follow him back right in front of him. We have our fingers crossed for a collaboration between the two in the future!

Were you shocked to learn about any of these celebrities being Kpop fans? Let us know in the comments!

Estefanía Martínez

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