What is KPOP? All About KPOP❤

What is Korean Pop?
Korean popular music, or most commonly known as K-pop is mainstream music that originated from South Korea. K-pop music in the country could be thought of as similar to Taylor Swift in the United States.
You may see Korean pop written as K-pop, K pop, Kpop, K-Pop, and KPOP.
What is Kpop music?
The term K-pop includes many different musical elements and genres under its umbrella. Along with Korean pop, it can also include Korean rock music, hip hop, and electronic music. K-pop is considered a fairly new form of music. The type of K-Pop music that you’re listening to today was formed around the 1990s. The roots for K-Pop began from the 1950s, however, and have since then already been influenced a lot by different types of Western music and pop groups. American pop music culture has especially had – and still does have – an effect on K-Pop.

What is Kpop in Korean?
Earlier, we learned Kpop means Korean popular music. However, Kpop in Korean is 대중음악. This term literally means pop music. But, this term can be a bit formal or literary so many young people use 가요 instead which means song.
Kpop in Korean can also be called as 대중가요.

What is Kpop in Hangeul?
K-pop in Hangeul is written as 케이팝.
What are some distinctive features of K-pop?
A lot of different genres are used to create different K-pop music concepts. Just like how most K-pop groups have a designated rapper, and how English phrases are mixed into the song’s South Korean lyrics. This is said to have started by the South Korean-American idols, like Fly to the Sky, who wanted to showcase their English fluency in their music.
K-pop choreographies mostly rely on hard-hitting, synchronized movements, with members switching positions multiple times in a routine. This is a strategy called 자리바꿈 (jaribaggum), or “formation changing” in English. The movements are also planned to be repetitive and addicting to look at, matching the concept of each song. The term for this is 포인트 안무 (pointeu anmu), or “point dance.” which made some dances and songs go especially viral.

For example, Psy’s “Gangnam Style”, Super Junior’s “Sorry Sorry”, INFINITE’s “Be Mine”, Brown Eyed Girls’ “Abracadabra”, and Blackpink’s “DDU DU DDU DU” all featured choreography that has made each song incredibly memorable. Apart from this, the groups’ or artists’ eye-catching outfits used on performances and music videos are equally important.
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Who are some famous K-pop girl groups?
Girls’ Generation is a great example of this. They have had a long career as the top girl group in K-pop, with incredibly catchy songs and concepts. For example, if you listen to the song “Gee!”, you’ll have it on repeat in your head for at least a full day!
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Girl Groups

Twice (트와이스)
Blackpink (블랙핑크)
Red Velvet (레드벨벳)
(G)I-DLE (아이들)
Momoland (모모랜드)
Girls’ Generation (소녀시대)
Wonder Girls (원더걸스)
2NE1 (투애니원)
T-ara (티아라)
Kara (카라)
Who are some famous K-pop boy groups?
Among boy groups, the two most famous ones in South Korea have always been Dong Bang Shin Ki (also known as TVXQ) and Big Bang. Dong Bang Shin Ki once had the biggest fan club with K-pop fans in the world and is well known on the internet.

The Korean pop boy band Big Bang has a unique style that is easy to get hooked on, with their music evolving to something new with each album. Now they have paved the way for newer groups, but their style and music will not be forgotten for a long time.

And then there is one of the most popular groups of all time, BTS. This group has been an even bigger smash hit in the USA and other countries than it has been in Korea.
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Boy Groups

BTS (방탄소년단)
iKon (아이콘)
Seventeen (세븐틴)
Got7 (갓세븐)
NCT (엔시티)
MONSTA X (몬스타엑스)
Stray Kids (스트레이 키즈)
Super Junior (슈퍼주니어)
Shinee (샤이니)
Big Bang (빅뱅)
2PM (투피엠)
EXO (엑소)
TVXQ (동방신기)