20 Hugely Popular Musicians Who Haven't Gotten Famous in America (Yet)

Superstars abroad, these artists haven't made much of a dent in the USA

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It's amazing that PSY, South Korea's chief musical export, made it big in America while Rain, Seoul's iconic dual threat – think South Korea's Justin Timberlake – continues to be a relative unknown here. A major draw throughout Southeast Asia as both a chart-topping singer and an accomplished actor, Rain is best known by for his appearances in the box office duds Speed Racer and Ninja Assassin. After taking three years away from show business to fulfill his country's mandatory military service, Rain has resumed his acting career stateside, appearing along Bruce Willis, John Cusack, and 50 Cent in the upcoming The Prince. His music career, however, largely continues to elude U.S. listeners.

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