Friday, April 02, 2010

Rain nominated for the 2010 TIME 100 Appearances for 5 years in a row

Rain has been nominated for the 2010 TIME 100 Appearances. America's Time magazine unveiled the list of its final 200 candidates on its website homepage on the 1st (by Korean local time)

Rain is ranging with great celebrities, being listed as the 49th. He has been nominated for 5 years in a row since 2006 and was selected as one of the most 100 influential people in the world in 2006 by Time magazine.

He wasn't selected as one of them in 2007, 2008, and in 2009, but ranked first or second from the online poll for the years shown.

Time magazine introduced him as, "Rain has long been a phenomenon in his native South Korea, but his popularity in the U.S. is growing after a successful international concert tour in support of his latest album, Rainism, included several U.S. stops. He has crossover appeal too — he showed his acting chops with recent roles in Speed Racer and Ninja Assassin. And (as previous TIME 100 poll results can attest) he has some of the most dedicated Internet fans anywhere."

* The 2010 TIME 100 online Poll is being carried as of now.

Source: Sports Seoul
Brief translation credit: rain

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