The world of pop music which was once dominated only by the Western pop bands and singers is now getting heavily influenced by the Asian music market, especially Korean pop music. The kpop it something new for America, but is something that is growing up since '90. Korean pop, or "kpop" is more popularly known as, is a huge hit among Korean and international students. With Korean music getting recognized on the Asian market, as well as at a worldwide level, Kpop is becoming extremely popular among both Korean speaking people and non Koreans. The history of Korean pop music is not very old. Pop music has become quite popular in Korea due to the Western influence of pop music. This doesn't mean that Western culture is overtaking the Korean culture, but more that it was the start of various popular music channels like MTV and internet sources, that have spread pop music and had a great influence upon the inspiration of Korean musicians, as well as general music lovers.
In 1992, modern K-pop was ushered in with the formation of Seo Taiji & Boys, whose successful experimentation with different music styles had sparked a paradigm shift in the music industry of South Korea. As a result, the integration of foreign musical elements has now become a common practice in the K-pop industry.
First gaining popularity in East Asia in the late 1990s, K-pop entered the Japanese music market towards the turn of the 21st century. In the late 2000s, it grew from a musical genre into a subculture among teenagers and young adults of East and Southeast Asia. Currently, the spread of K-pop to other regions of the world, via the Korean Wave, is seen in parts of Latin America, Northeast India, North Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and immigrant enclaves of the Western world.
Korean Pop Music, or K-pop as it is commonly known, is currently Asia's hottest music industry. Fans all over the world have been captiv...
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