Turns out "Gangnam Style" wasn't a fluke.
Last year we declared 2012 to be the year K-pop crossed over, led mostly by Psy's international smash, which brought the Korean music scene to global consciousness. Some may have thought the hype would die down as soon as "Gangnam Style" trailed off the charts, but this year proved things are only getting hotter.
Not only did another Korean track race up international charts, but a slew of other important moments further solidified K-pop culture in the mainstream music world. From blazing east-meets-west collabos to high-profile award wins, the scene continued to show explosive growth. Check out these 15 key K-pop moments of 2013 and don't miss Fuse's 20-song Christmas playlist featuring our fave Korean stars right here.