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About K-POP

You’re probably wondering, what’s K-POP? So, I’m going to be telling you everything you need to know about K-POP!

· K-pop (Korean: 케이팝; RR: keipap) is the short term for Korean popular music or Korean Pop.

· It is a form of popular music originating in South Korea as part of South Korean culture.

· It includes styles and genres from around the world, such as pop, hip hop, R&B, rock, jazz, gospel, reggae, electronic dance, folk, country, disco, and classical on top of its traditional Korean music roots.

· The term “K-pop” became popular in the 2000s, especially in the international context. The Korean term for domestic pop music is gayo (가요; 歌謠), which is still widely used within South Korea.

· While “K-pop” can refer to all popular music or pop music from South Korea, it is colloquially often used in a narrower sense for any Korean music and artists associated with the entertainment and idol industry in the country, regardless of the genre.

· Modern K-pop “idol” culture began in the 1990s, as K-pop idol music grew into a subculture that amassed enormous fandoms of teenagers and young adults.

· After a slump in early idol music, from 2003, TVXQ and BoA started a new generation of K-pop idols that broke the music genre into the neighboring Japanese market and continue to popularize K-pop internationally today.

· With the advent of online social networking services and South Korean TV shows, the current spread of K-pop and South Korean entertainment, known as the Korean Wave, is seen not only in East Asia and Southeast Asia, but also in Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Latin America, North Africa, Southern Africa and East Africa, the Middle East, and throughout the Western world, gaining an international audience.

Made by: Jayden Shieh
Some of the information: Wikipedia

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