It turned out that CN Blue wasn’t the only one to appear in a Thai textbook! Along with the popular band, Super Junior, Rain, Big Bang, and 2PM were also mentioned in music textbook in Thailand.
Published in a third year high school music text book, Super Junior’s picture was included inside, as well as the tidbit, ‘Singers who held the most popular concert in Thailand.’
Super Junior had visited Bangkok in March to hold its concert tour, Super Show 4, which set a record for the most audience members for a foreign artist.
In the second year high school music text book, Rain was introduced as ‘A very influential artist to society,’ referring to Rain winning in Time magazine’s ‘100 Most Influential People’ polls many times.
Also mentioned in Thai textbooks were 2PM’s Nichkhun, who was introduced as the Korean artist who shared a new genre of music to Thailand. Big Bang was shown in a middle school text book as Asia’s trademark artist.
With more and more K-pop stars appearing in textbooks abroad, it seems to be a confirmation that the popularity of K-Pop is still spreading throughout the world.