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What is K-pop

K= Korean Pop= popular music

K-pop is a term used for several musical genres originating from South Korea. Invented after the war to help the country in the midst of a financial crisis, this musical movement was popularized in 1992 (the year of my birth HE YEAH!!!) thanks to the group Seo Taiji & Boys.

His musical style which is a mixture of several styles (mainly Hip-hop) and such a success that he revolutionized the music industry in South Korea.

Subsequently, K-pop became known throughout the world thanks to the internet (Youtube, social networks, etc.).

Nowadays, when we talk about K-pop, we rather refer to modern South Korean pop music which includes different musical genres such as dance-pop, pop-ballad, electronic, rock, hip-hop or even R&B.  

K-pop groups can be all-male, all-female, or sometimes mixed.

However, each has a specific role such as Leader, main/lead/sub vocal, Main/lead/sub rapper, main/lead/sub dancer, and Visual.

Because yes K-pop also includes choreographies performed with precision and an attractive visual.

Things to know

However, we must still be wary of appearances. Before becoming Idole (singer), you must first audition to become a trainee (apprentice/trainee) and then train. During this period (between 1 month and 10 years sometimes) he will learn to dance, sing, rap, sing while dancing to be part of the final selection and sign a contract and finally make his debut in a group or solo.

Without forgetting certain constraints such as being a very young caster (12/13 years old), diet, intensive training, almost non-existent private life, not harming the reputation of the agency or the group and so on.

So, if you are a fan of a K-pop group, do not hesitate to support them, to thank them for all the work they provide and do not denigrate others.

I started getting interested in other bands as well (After School, Super Junior, TVXQ, BEAST and tons of big names).


As a kpop fan, you know you need $$$ to buy all those KPop goodies, to attend KPop concerts as well as to buy fashion goodies to look more KPoppish!

In fact, you can achieve all of these goals if you start blogging about your favorite KPop groups today! What you need to do is update your readers with informative content about the groups you love, do it consistently, spending at least an hour a day blogging about the latest updates from the groups you you like, increase the number of readers day by day and you can achieve all the mentioned goals without a doubt.

K-Pop in its Most Authentic Form
Contemporary K-pop is nothing short of an audio-visual treat for teens, young adults, and young-at-heart music lovers. K-pop has become a popular subculture globally. Thanks to the internet, in particular, k-pop has gained popularity and has been followed by a large number of people around the world, and it continues to gain popularity on the world stage.

Music does not require understanding of the language it speaks. It is said that music is a universal language for everyone. It can therefore be used to communicate across cultural and linguistic boundaries without having to understand the culture or language of the place it comes from. Thus, the ability to understand or speak Korean is not a prerequisite for listening to K-pop, as evidenced by the many fans it has around the world.

It is music like any other form. Most people didn’t understand the lyrics to Rihanna and Drake’s popular song “Work,” but it still made it onto Billboard’s 100 Hottest Songs list.

The popularity of K-Pop is quite obvious

While it must be acknowledged that the internet has made K-pop culture a universal phenomenon, there are still a few obvious factors that have allowed K-pop to be recognized and appreciated around the world. Those of you who saw the popular video song “Gangnam Style” in 2012 can understand how Korean pop culture has a unique style to appeal to global audiences. Here are some of the dominant factors behind the popularity of K-pop 

Creative use of color and costume

This is probably the wow factor of any K-pop music video or live performance that has managed to win millions of hearts around the world. The use of artistic and color-coordinated costumes, lively but self-confident makeup, playful effects and creativity make K-pop artists stand out, which attracts more people’s interest. of all ages.

Perfectly timed dance routines

No one does better choreography than K-pop artists. Any performance of K-pop is nothing short of a treat thanks to the perfectly timed dance routines and addictive melodies that are presented by inspiring professionals in Korea. These singers receive a year-long training to perfect every dance move and capture every beat while simultaneously dancing and singing. It’s no exaggeration to say that every K-pop show is an art.


Additionally, a few K-pop artists have mastered a large number of different languages ​​in order to gain wider coverage of their art and performances. For example, high-concept groups like EXO promote music in Korean, and the same song is translated into other languages ​​like Mandarin. No wonder EXO is the highest-scoring Korean artist on the Billboard 200. Big Bang’s “Fantastic Baby” is another great example of K-pop featuring songs in languages ​​other than their mother tongue.

K-Pop and the Olympic Duo!

Additionally, K-pop culture was eye candy when held in Pyeongchang, South Korea. At the closing ceremony held on February 9, 2018, a group of K-pop artists and groups performed together to introduce the diversity of Korean culture to the world.

The famous Olympics featured household names such as EXO and CL (Lee Chae-rin) who wowed the audience and made them want to see more of their spellbinding performances. EXO’s performance at the Olympics was a highlight and suited the occasion perfectly as they performed many multilingual songs in Korean, Japanese, and Mandarin for the audience. The closing ceremony of the 2018 Olympics was truly a visual treat for all K-pop fans and even the general public.

It’s no surprise, then, that K-pop has been acclaimed by global audiences and continues to be so today. South Korean artists have charted roughly eight times on the Billboard Hot 100 since the biggest hit of all time, Wonder Girls’ “Nobody,” in 2009. Additionally, the export of K-pop has allowed the Korean music industry to become a billion dollar industry.

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