K-POP

Meybellin Vivar, Writer

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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
  • BIG BANG
  • 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

 

 


Sources:

www.youtube.com/channel/UCsEonk9fs_9jmtw9PwER9yg

#KPopYouTube

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K-pop

https://www.quora.com/Why-is-Korean-Pop-Music-K-pop-so-universally-popular-throughout-Asia

http://www.billboard.com/articles/list/6032628/top-10-k-pop-girl-groups-korea-sistar-2NE1-girls-generation

http://www.thetoptens.com/best-male-kpop-bands/

 

 

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