Indian Hip-Hop Dance Crew ‘The Kings’ Win American Reality Show World of Dance, Take Home 1 Million DollarsMay 06, 2019 10:23
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Mumbai’s hip-hop dance crew ‘The Kings’, that was born in 2008, have grabbed all the eyes with their striking dance performances and won NBC’s dance reality show World of Dance taking home the prize money of 1 million dollars. The 14-member crew impressed judges including Jennifer Lopez, Ne-Yo, and Derek Hough.
Throughout the three months of the show, the squad has been getting blockbuster scores making the win more certain.
On the last episode that aired on April 28, the group performed on a Bollywood number, 'Yeh Raat'.
The crew specializes in "Bolly-hip-hop" a style that is characterized by hip-hop dance techniques fused with Bollywood dancing. With the popularity of films like ABCD and Gully Boy, it is evident that Bolly-hip-hop is not just limited to dance. Influences of hip-hop are spilling over to other genres of entertainment including music and wardrobes.
According to crew-member Karthik Priyadarshan, there has been a massive surge in the hip-hop's popularity in India in the past decade. The recent success of films like ABCD and Gully boy has proved to marketers that hip-hop is a viable option in the entertainment world.
The squad shot to limelight after winning India’s Got Talent Season 3. They secured the third place in World Hip-Hop Dance Championship 2015.
By Sowmya Sangam