Isnin, April 25

::K-POP music::

What is K-POP?..

K-pop (an abbreviation of Korean pop or Korean popular music) is a musical genre consisting of electronic, hip hop, pop, rock, and R&Bmusic originating in South Korea. In addition to music, K-pop has grown into a popular subculture among teenagers and young adults throughout Asia, resulting in widespread interest in the fashion and style of Korean idol groups and singers.

Through the presence of Facebook fan pages, availability on iTunes, Twitter profiles, and music videos on YouTube, the ability of K-pop to reach a previously inaccessible audience via the Internet is driving a paradigm shift in the exposure and popularity of the genre.


1990s: conception and industrialization

The debut of the group Seo Tai-ji & Boys in 1992 was a turning point for popular music in South Korea. Incorporating elements of rap rock and techno. Hip hop duos such as Deux also were popular in the early 1990s.

Jonghyun, lead vocalist of the boy bandSHINee.

The founding of South Korea's largest talent agency, S.M. Entertainment, in 1995 by Korean entrepreneur Lee Soo Man led to the first K-pop girl groups and boy bands.By the late 1990s, YG Entertainment, DSP Entertainment, and JYP Entertainment had burst onto the scene and were producing talent as quickly as the public could consume it.

Groups such as as Fin.K.L, g.o.d., H.O.T., Sechs Kies, S.E.S., and Shinhwa had huge success in the 1990s. Also during this period was the emergence of hip hop and R&B music in Korea, leading to the success of artists including Drunken Tiger and 1TYM.

2000s : Globalization

Today, apprenticeship is the universal strategy for nurturing girl groups, boy bands, and solo artists in the K-pop industry. To guarantee the high probability of success of new talent, talent agencies fully subsidize and oversee the professional lives and careers of trainees, often spending in excess of $400,000 to train and launch a new artist.Through this practice of apprenticeship, which often lasts two years or more, trainees hone their voices, learn professional choreography, sculpt and shape their bodies through exercise, and study multiple languages all the while attending school.

K-pop is steadily gaining influence in foreign markets outside of Asia, most notably in the United States, Canada, and Australia. In 2009, theWonder Girls became the first Korean singers to place on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart with their single, "Nobody".The following year, solo artist Taeyang and girl group 2NE1 began topping various music charts throughout the United States and Canada with the release of various albums and hit songs.[7] In 2011, Big Bang's album Tonight became the first K-pop album to reach the top 10 on US iTunes chart and is the only non-English language album in the top 100.

In a push to further globalize the genre, K-pop artists are increasingly working with talent outside of Korea. In the United States, Korean artists are touring with groups such as the Jonas Brothers and collaborating with well-known producers including Kanye West, Rodney Jerkins.


K-Pop is popular throughout Asia, having strong fanbases in countries like Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand and Japan. They are popular all around the world, including other countries like Australia, the United States, and much more other countries

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