History[ edit ] Beginnings: He believes that the "Nashville Sound often produced records that sounded more pop than country", after the removal of the fiddle and banjo.
Audiovisual content[ edit ] Although K-pop generally refers to South Korean popular music, some consider it to be an all-encompassing genre exhibiting a wide spectrum of musical and visual elements.
Systematic training of artists[ edit ] See also: Trainees live together in a regulated environment and spend many hours a day learning music, dance, foreign languages and other skills in preparation for their debut. This "robotic" system of training is often criticized by Western media outlets.
It has been remarked that there is a "vision of modernization" inherent in Korean pop culture. A commentator at the University of California has said that "contemporary Korean pop culture is built on [ These concepts are the type of visual and musical theme that idol groups utilize during their debut or comeback .
Concepts can change between debuts and fans often distinguish between boy group concepts and girl group concepts. Concepts can also be divided between general concepts and theme concepts, such as cute or fantasy. New idol groups will often debut with a concept well known to the market to secure a successful first debut.
Sometimes sub-units or sub-groups are formed among existing members. An example subgroup is Super Junior-K. Promotional cycles of subsequent singles are called comebacks even when the musician or group in question did not go on hiatus.
Similarly, increasing numbers of K-pop bands use English names rather than Korean ones. This allows songs and artists to be marketed to a wider audience around the world. For some commentators, the reason for this is because the genre can be seen as a distilled version of Western music, making it difficult for K-pop to find acceptance in these markets.
The names of singers showed the big change at first. No singers in who are in the top fifty charts have English in their names. Before this time, people who work in the Korean music industry view using Korean names as a standard, which most musicians followed. Due to mostly the financial crisis and how the government now no longer censored English lyrics, Korea started to have a boom in English.
Therefore, since the late s, English usage in singers' names, song titles, and lyrics has grown quickly. Notably, until the early s, musicians had Korean characters for their English names, but now singers would just take their English names without turning them into Korean characters.
Since these Korean-American singers' music has such a unique style that is different from common Korean music, young people quickly invest interest and want to learn more about these types of music.
Singers need to use English since the companies want to occupy markets in the other parts of Asia, which enables them to open the Western market in the end. Most of the K-pop singers learn English because it is a common language in the world of music, but some singers also learn other foreign languages such as Japanese to approach the Japanese market.
Chun 's research, even though hybridity appears more and more often in K-pop, and sometimes may even make fans admire their K-pop stars more because it is fresh, new and interesting, it is hard to change those who believe in a perfect ideal for pure linguistic.K-pop star Amber Liu responds to body comments; What happened to Psy's bid to take over the world?
SHINee's dance-pop has also been big outside South Korea.
Exo-K's leader, Suho, was the first member to join SM Entertainment after a successful audition through its casting system in A year later, Kai, with encouragement from his father, auditioned at the S.M.
Youth Best Contest; he won and received a contract. Chanyeol, who took second place in a Smart Model Contest and Sehun, who went . K-pop. It's now a word that has spread around the globe. It is an industry that jumped to a worth of over billions of dollars in less than a few decades.
Due to it's sudden growth, the k-pop industry was given a new nickname: 'Hallyu', derived from the word 'Hollywood'. Dec 09, · Correction: December 16, An earlier version of this essay omitted a second ellipsis from an excerpt of a song K’naan .
The Real Reason Behind K-Pop’s Success. By Mfrascog – Posted on November 27, Posted in: Featured, Global, Opinion. The debate is over K-Pop is big.
Now that industry heavyweights have embraced K-Pop as a legitimate player, the new debate is . Nov 17, · Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own.
A squad of charming, mischievous Korean fellows has officially put America under the K-pop spell. BTS, also known as Bangtan Boys, will.