Kpop is a modern form of South Korean pop music. It is influenced by many international genres including western rock and pop music, jazz, Latin, gospel, R&B, hip-hop, electronic dance, country, and folk. It does, however, have its routes in traditional Korean music. Besides South Korea, it is very popular in Japan and China, but over the past two decades, it has started to become extremely popular in places like the USA, Australia, and the UK.
Many people would say that YouTube has been instrumental in helping to promote kpop to an international audience. If you go onto the video-sharing website and search for music videos from the top bands in South Korea, you will see that many of them have billions of views.
Another way in which many people first get introduced to kpop is through kdrama. Surprisingly kdrama has become very popular in English speaking countries thanks to streaming websites like Viki, DramaFever, and Gooddrama. These sites contain all the latest episodes of top drama series from South Korea and they all have verified English subtitles. Many of these dramas have soundtracks that contain songs from popular kpop artists. So, when people are watching their favorite drama and a song they like to start playing, they use the web to find out who the kpop artist is.
One of the things that sets kpop apart from pop music in countries like the US, Germany and the UK is that just about all of the groups complete elaborate professional dance routines while performing. In fact, members of the best groups have to spend several years in dance training if they want to have any hope of entering the industry regardless of how good they are at singing. Many parents in South Korea pay for their children to go to dance school from a very young age.
If you want to see how impressive some of the kpop dance routines are, just check out some of the footage from live concerts online. Even better, if you can afford tickets, you could consider attending a concert in Korea to see the dance routines in person. Bands often tour around the world, so it’s possible some of your favorite kpop groups might be performing in an arena in your home country.
A great thing about many kpop groups is that the hold regular meetups with their fans. During these meetups, fans get various items, such as CDS, books, and t-shirts signed. In addition, there is often a time for fans to take photos with their favorite members and have a quick conversation. However, there is always a lot of competition between fans and many have to queue for hours to get the best seats.
Some of the most popular kpop groups at the moment include BTS, EXO, Girls’ Generation, Red Velvet and Super Junior. BTS has been around since 2013 and they are a seven-member boy band. Some of their most famous hits include FAKE LOVE, Fire, I NEED U, Save Me and Blood Sweat & Tears. You can also find shop their kpop merchandise online by doing a simple search in the search engines.