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  • K-Pop or Korean Pop is a musical genre originating in South Korea that is characterized by a wide variety by a wide of audiovisual elements.
  • K-Pop first started gaining popularity in the late 1990’s
  • Dance plays a big part in Korean Pop
  • In the late 2000s, Korean Pop grew from a musical genre into subculture among teenagers and young adults of East and Southeast Asia.
  • Korean Pop is more successful than other Asian countries
    • K-Pop isn’t really anything compared to American music
    • Koreans sing about innocently falling in love, having a crush, etc.
    • Sometimes they’ll have a mention of soju or sexy girls, but nothing to extent of American music.

“I like BTS because all of the members are all unique and and they have great voices I also find them attractive.” Sydney Bailey

Types of music:

  • Rhythm and blues
  • Jazz
  • Folk
  • Dance
  • Classical
  • Rock and Roll
  • Synthpop
  • Korean Music
  • Hip Hop

“I have two favorite K-Pop groups Big Bang and BTS. I like K-Pop because it’s something you don’t see in America. Guys can wear make-up and not be called gay. They are amazing dancers and singers, and they are  hella cute!!!!” Mika Cruz

Why You Should Listen To K-Pop
  1. They Collaborate with U.S artist
  2. They can sing
  3. They can dance
  4. They can sing and dance at the same time
  5.  They have the craziest/best music videos
  6. They’re all ridiculously attractive
  7. It’s fun to watch them attempt to speak English
  8. Mix up you playlist


List of Male Korean Pop Bands:

  • BTOB
  • BTS
  • SHINee
  • Super JR
  • EXO
  • 2PM
  • B2ST
  • Infinite
  • B.A.P
  • DBSK
  • And More

List of female Korean Pop Bands:

  • S.E.S
  • Girls Generation
  • Fin.K.l
  • Wonder Girls
  • After School
  • 2NE1
  • Baby V.O.X
  • Brown Eyed Girls
  • Jewelry
  • Sistar
  • And More


South Korea Record Labels:

  • A&G Modes
  • AOMG
  • Areia Creations Global Entertainment
  • B2M Enterainment
  • Big Hit Entertainment
  • Brand New Music
  • Brave Entertainment
  • Chrome Entertainment
  • CJ E&M Music Performance Division
  • Cube Entertainment
  • DFSB Kollective
  • DR Music
  • DSP Media
  • Fluxus Music
  • Good Entertainment
  • Happy Face Entertainment
  • J. Tune Camp
  • J. Tune Entertainment
  • Jellyfish Entertainment
  • Jungle Entertainment
  • JYP Entertainment
  • KeyEast
  • King Kong Entertainment
  • KT Music
  • Leaplay Music
  • LOEN Entertainment
  • Logi ENtertainment
  • MBK Entertainment
  • Music&NEW
  • NEGA Network
  • NH Media
  • Open World Entertainment
  • FPull ENtertainment
  • Pledis Entertainment
  • Rainbow Bridge World
  • S.M. Entertainment
  • Seo Taiji Company
  • Star Empire Entertainment
  • Stardom Entertainment
  • Starship Entertainment
  • TOP Media
  • TS Entertainment
  • Woollim Entertainment
  • Yejeon Media
  • YG Entertainment












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6 Responses to “K-POP”

  1. Rebecca Dennis on March 2nd, 2016 6:28 PM

    Interesting format for the article. I especially liked that multiple quotes about what people like about k-pop were included, however having the bullet points at the beginning for full sentences was a little confusing.

  2. Veronica Sanchez on March 3rd, 2016 1:56 PM

    This article was really good. I like how it was put in bullet points so that you can clearly see what is stated. I also like the student comments because it gives us an insight on what other students here at DaVinci enjoy. Also this was a great genre of music to bring up for those who need new music to listen too.

  3. Avery on March 6th, 2016 10:01 PM

    I love K-pop and have been listening to it for a few years !! My favorite definitely has to be Orange Caramel, they are super cute and I love all of their songs. Of course the classics like Big Bang and Girls Generation are really good too !! Oh also T Ara is probably my second favorite. Also 2ne1 and F(x) I keep thinking of more. I just really like K-pop !! I’ve also learned several of their dances.

  4. Emily BALLARD on March 15th, 2016 7:15 PM

    K-pop is a very interesting genre of music. I’m not saying it’s bad by any means, I actually quite enjoy this music

  5. Bronson Castillo on March 20th, 2016 6:26 PM

    This was a good article. I have taken a listen to some of the bands listed but wasn’t too satisfied with them. K-Pop isn’t for everyone, but it’s a genre that is worth a listen.

  6. Lizzie Miller on March 21st, 2016 4:58 PM

    It’s awesome to hear about such an intriguing musical genre.
    I think it’s interesting to consider the fact that music that is popular and lucrative in a country is deemed strange in another. This idea holds true for K-POP as I have found several peers who find the music odd to listen to. This may reflect somewhat of an aversion to the music because of the assumptions people make that different must equal “bad” when it comes to popular media.
    Thank you for the factual and enlightening article. Hopefully people can become more accepting of the musical genre here in the U.S.

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