From pop music to K-dramas to beauty, Hallyu has swept the world over the past two decades, bringing South Korea billions of dollars in economic benefits. In 2013, the super boy group BTS made their debut and became one of the most popular music groups in the world in just a few years, pushing the Korean wave to the top. Official figures indicate that there are more than 100 million K-pop fans around the world, and there are fan groups as far away as Egypt and Russia. 2_APS_Korea_E1,_1254 BTS has gained international fame in just a few years since its debut, pushing the Korean wave to its peak.
Hallyu is popular all over the world, attracting foreigners to fall in love with Korean culture, making Korea one of the most culturally influential countries in the world; some Koreans even move to South Korea to learn Korean and Korean photo retouching culture. The 2019 census showed that South Korea has more than 2.5 million foreign residents, breaking a record. In 2020, "High Parasite" won the Oscar for Best Film; in 2021, South Korean actress Yoon Yoo-jung won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, showing that Hallyu has successfully conquered the sacred fortress of Western pop culture.
In order to further promote Hallyu, in 2020, the Ministry of Culture of South Korea established the Hallyu Support and Cooperation Section to give full play to the soft power of South Korea's new development. 1_APS_Korea_E1,_0525 Karl fell in love with Hallyu and moved to South Korea from the United States six years ago, hoping to become a Hallyu idol. 3_APS_Korea_E1,_1541 The success of Hallyu culture has attracted many foreign young people to develop in South Korea.