Moon Hee Jun Reveals How Much H.O.T Earned While Promoting in China
kpride, March 3, 2015, 10:53 a.m.
Former H.O.T member and leader Moon Hee Jun made an appearance on JTBC’s' Abnormal Summit'. On his appearance the idol discussed details on how much H.O.T earned during their China promotions
Chinese representative Zhang Yuan touched upon the boys' popularity in his native country, saying, "H.O.T was the first generation of Hallyu. There were about 8 million fan clubs in China. There were even students who went to study abroad in Korea because of H.O.T."
Moon Hee Jun further surprised by revealing, "We filmed a lot of CFs in China while H.O.T was active. We earned about 100 billion KRW (~ 91.2 million USD) in one year and 500 billion KRW (~ 456 million USD) in five years in China." However, Moon Hee Jun added, "But that profit was not all my own," making everyone laugh. It still is impressive, though.
H.O.T was a popular five-member South Korean boy band in the mid to late 1990s. They were formed by SM Entertainment in 1996 and disbanded in 2001. In addition to South Korea, the band was popular in Taiwan, People's Republic of China and Korean and Asian communities in Americas. H.O.T. was the first group to have an album become a "million seller" in K-pop, even though there was a financial crisis in South Korea at the time.