June of 2019
The Rise of Kpop in the U.S.
Created for VividSeats
This story uses data from VividSeats to show the incredible rise of Kpop in the United States. Korean pop, or Kpop, has exploded in popularity, particularly in 2018 and 2019. With highly choreographed dance performances and precise vocals, groups like the hugely popular BTS have sold out massive stadia like the Rose Bowl, Metlife Field, and Soldier Field. For this piece I collaborated with VividSeats to build a map and chart that shows the growth of the most popular Kpop group, BTS, in Chicago from 2015 through 2019.
tools
Mapbox GL
D3.js