However, they struggled to produce another certified hit for years after. Fed up with the US music industry and executives who told them they were too difficult to market, Far East Movement considered quitting their career as artists. But then, ironically — and like many other Asian-American artists making pop music today — they went to Asia, and it changed their outlook on the music business forever.
Census data show that Americans of Asian heritage earn more than other groups, including whites. Asian-Americans also have higher educational attainment than any other group. Just look at Asian-Americans.
MTV's runaway hit is considered especially cutting edge, showcasing hip-hop dance groups from across America. The development of South Koreans' hip-hop dancing could be seen a cultural parallel to their sharp global ascendance in electronics and automaking. A decade ago, Koreans were struggling to imitate the Bronx-style b-boy and West Coast funk styles that are the backbone of the genre.
You can even take host Cat Deeley's word for it. Now in its 16th season, the "brand-new" show is coming in hot with new judges, a fresh look, and most importantly, talented dancers. Here's everything we know about season
Then there was also something old, with Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy passing judgment and dusting off the Hot Tamale Train for good measure and ever-congenial host Cat Deeley chatting with the contestants. And something tried and true, in that there were, as always, some amazing terpsichorean hopefuls putting on quite a show in the hopes of earning a gold ticket to the Academy. Whenever reality shows feature someone saying that, it makes me feel ancient.
Throughout the audition weeks and especially in Las Vegas, Asian faces and bodies go by in a blur. He is currently in his sophomore year of college studying psychology and I gather his family is from the Phillippines since he trained in the Filipino martial art of Kali when he was younger. He started dancing only when he was 15 and has had no formal training yet has a professional resume going with dance appearances in some Disney TV movie musicals.
By Tracy Kawalik February Learn about the B-Boy Summit series founder now. Following our Rise of the B-Girl series, we're now talking to the legendary queens and pioneers who made big moves on the scene.
This is a list of contestants who have appeared on the American television program So You Think You Can Dance and progressed to the live performance show stage of the competition. The "All-Stars" dance pool, introduced in season 7, is composed of notable past SYTYCD finalists who partner with new contestants for some of their routines. These non-competing dancers perform mainly in the genres that are their expertise and may perform only once or several times over the course of a season.
So You Think You Can Dance has selected a new crop of fabulous young dancers for season five's top 20, and we caught up with them all yesterday to find out some fun facts about who they are and learn their hopes and fears for the upcoming competition. Which choreographer does Caitlin Kinney want to impress the most? Where have you seen Phillip Chbeeb before?
This article is from the archive of our partner. FOX's So You Think You Can Dance kicks off its eleventh season on Wednesday, and while the series can't be said to be in its prime anymore — the judges don't really critique anymore, and the whole enterprise might be well served by starting the competition at 16 dancers rather than the traditional 20 — it's still your go-to program if you're looking for top-notch dancing on TV. It covers the gamut from ballroom styles to modern dance and jazz and any number of evolving hip hop styles. While no one would confuse a Nigel Lythgoe show for a hip hop authority, there's no denying that it continues to strive to expand its vocabulary.