1st K-pop group with French member
A NEW record label, MGMC Korea Limited, has recently formed the first "international girl group" which features a non-Asian member.
Olivia, who is French, is one of the members of the four-member girl group, The Gloss.
The other members are Grace, a Korean-American from Chicago, and Sol-E and Liz, from South Korea.
According to reports, they were scouted after extensive auditions throughout South Korea, America and Europe.
Details about the girls are scant and even their Facebook page - which was launched on March 27 and had over 3,000 likes when last checked - does not have much information about them, except that they formed the group in December and started living together in January.
They released their first video teaser, a cover of Justin Timberlake's SexyBack, last Thursday.
The popularity of K-pop has gone beyond Asia, with numerous bands performing in South America, parts of Europe and the Middle East, over the past years.
Other South Korean group members who are known to be non-Korean include boy band 2PM's Nickhun, who is from Thailand; girl band Miss A's Fei and Jia, who are from China; and Skarf's Natasha Low and Ferlyn Wong, who are Singaporeans.