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H.O.T.: K-pop original group
Considered as one of the very first boy bands to surf the Korean Wave, H.O.T. made their debut in 1996 and made their way into teenage hearts from South Korea to China and Japan. From 1996 to 2011 they sold more than 12 million records in South Korea, won multiple awards and packed concert venues around Asia. With their recent reunion and concert announcements, fans from the 1990s are ecstatic and are looking to get their hands on tickets to see their favorite K-pop group perform once again. H.O.T. tickets are in high demand and StubHub has all the concert and tour info you need to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the upcoming H.O.T. concerts! Act fast and use our safe platform to buy or even sell H.O.T tickets.
1996 debut and 2018 comeback
Shortly after releasing their debut single We Hate All Kinds of Violence, the boys of H.O.T. were shooting towards stardom. It was their second single, “Candy” that won over critics and fans alike, eventually winning them Best New Artist at the Golden Disc Awards. With the release of more songs and albums the K-Pop group began to also see high ratings outside of South Korea in China and Japan. They went on to win many more awards like the Mnet Asian Music Awards Best Group in and a Golden Disc Award. In May of 2001, H.O.T. announced their disbandment due to disagreements with their contracts with SM Entertainment. To say fans were devastated would be an understatement. Protests were held to keep H.O.T. together, but despite all their efforts the group decided to split up and go their separate ways. While each of them pursued solo careers and stayed in the music industry, the 5 boys of H.O.T. went 17 years without making music together again. In 2018, amongst rumors that fans were desperate to be true, H.O.T. finally announced their reunion concert, Forever H.O.T, in Seoul. H.O.T. tickets are a hot item again and fans, both old and new, are jumping on the opportunity to see the original K-Pop group once again in concert!
The 5-member group was formed by SM Entertainment after Lee Soo-man polled high school students about their ideal pop boy band which allowed him to create the perfect vision of what he was looking for. The first member of the group, Kangta (vocalist) introduced Soo-man to two of his friends, Moon Hee-joon (leader, vocalist) and Lee Jae-won (rapper, maknae), who were quickly added to the group. Jang Woo-hyuk (rapper, dancer) was asked to join after winning a dance competition. And lastly Tony An (vocalist, rapper).
The comeback for 90s boy bands has been a successful move for many groups around the world. The Backstreet Boys, New Kids on the Block, A 1, and Westlife. Just a few of the acts that have resurfaced and fans have responded extremely well. In the world of K-Pop, many of the original pioneers to the genre are also appearing again. Groups like Sechs Kies, g.o.d. and Shinwa have come back together and the feedback has been phenomenal, not just locally, but on an international level!
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