Thursday, February 18, 2010

Backstreet Boys call TVXQ a mirror image of themselves

Although TVXQ is seemingly the reigning group of Asian pop music, they aren’t the only boy band that has seen success on epic proportions.

As a group that has sold over 130 million records worldwide, the Backstreet Boys are undoubtedly one of the most well-known and biggest-selling groups of all time. Even though they debuted waaay back in 1993, this group is still going strong and made a comeback in 2007. In fact, they even released a new album titled This is Us last October, and a second Backstreet Boys greatest hits album just a month ago. Although celebs like Lady Gaga and Soulja Boy define American pop music in many people’s eyes these days, the Backstreet Boys are undoubtedly regarded as one of the most successful and arguably legendary pop acts of the past few decades. But anyway.

On February 24, the Backstreet Boys will perform in Seoul at Melon-AX Hall for part of their worldwide This is Us tour for album promotions. The Boys previously performed in Seoul in 2006 & 2008, making this their third concert in Korea.

Star News had the opportunity to conduct an email interview with the group on February 17, and revealed that they knew of TVXQ.

We met a Korean group called TVXQ in Japan a while ago,” the Backstreet Boys said. “Although their outward appearance [because] they were wearing different clothes and were a different race, it was like we were looking into a mirror. … I remember how TVXQ reminded us of who we used to be.

The good thing about our [upcoming] show is that we can directly interact with our fans and see them face to face,” the group continued. The Boys also revealed that the stage would be decorated with many creative ideas and graced with a number of dance performances. They also stated that their favorite Korean food was bulgogi (Korean BBQ).

Our fans … make us sound like Superman, but we’re just plain ordinary people,” they continued, showing humility despite their success – a quality definitely shared by TVXQ.

If they really are mirror images, I’m sure many Cassies hope that TVXQ will stay together eternally, just like the Boys.

credit : lawlietta @ allkpop + as labeled

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