Korean popular music, also known as K-Pop, is mainstream music that originated from South Korea. K-Pop has been influenced by various musical elements, genres, and styles like gospel, jazz, pop, experimental, hip hop, R&B, etc. The modern form of K-Pop culture of music emerged in the 1990s. The roots for K-Pop started from the 1950s and throughout the years it has been influenced by different pop groups and Western music. Contemporary K-Pop started in 1992 when the groups Seo Taji and Boys performed their music for the first time on TV. This also led to the formation of other popular pop groups in the Korean music industry. K-Pop became a power player and experienced significant growth in 2018, where it marked a 17.9 percent increase in revenue growth. According to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry’s Global Music Report, K-Pop was ranked at number six among the top ten music markets around the world in 2019. H.OT. was the very first K-Pop group that made its debut in 1996 and it also started Korean pop culture. With the emergence of TVXQ and BoA in 2003, K-Pop earned more popularity.
26 May 2023Music Industry
Happy birthday, ITZY's Yeji: Videos that prove she's 'dancing queen'
K-pop star Yeji, the leader of ITZY is quite an all-rounder. Yeji holds a strong stage presence which is also complimented by her electrifying dance moves.
24 May 2023BTS
BTS J-Hope completes military enlistment training; shares selfie in uniform
BTS fans, it's time to rise as J-Hope has shared new photos.
23 May 2023Cannes Film Festival
V, Lisa, Naomi Campbell's captivating picture sends fans into frenzy
Supermodel Naomi Campbell celebrated her 53rd birthday on Monday in style in Cannes.
22 May 2023Music Industry
ENHYPHEN releases 'Bite Me' music video from 'DARK BLOOD' album
ENHYPHEN stans, it's time for you all to assemble!
22 May 2023Cannes Film Festival
BTS's V confirms Cannes debut: Notable K-artists debuting this year
22 May 2023Music Industry
Happy birthday, Suho: Reflecting greatest moments of EXO's esteemed leader
On Monday, the EXO-L fandom gathers to celebrate the 32nd birthday of one of K-pop's most cherished leaders, Kim Jun-myeon, affectionately known as Suho.
21 May 2023BLACKPINK
BLACKPINK 'Born Pink World Tour' becomes highest-grossing tour with $100M
BLACKPINK has garnered immense global popularity, igniting a worldwide frenzy that shows no signs of slowing down.
18 May 2023Music Industry
Happy birthday, Taeyang: Celebrating monumental songs of the K-pop idol
Dong Young-bae, better known by his stage name Taeyang, is a sing-songwriter-dancer, who made his debut as a member of the boy band BIGBANG.
15 May 2023BTS
#ProtectJungkook trends: Fans express concern after singer receives death threats
K-pop band BTS has a highly devoted fanbase called ARMY, who stands by the group through thick and thin.
14 May 2023Music Industry
'End of era': 5 K-pop groups disbanded in 2023
K-pop girl group Everglow has been a hot topic on Twitter due to concerns about their future.
13 May 2023BTS
'Black Swan' crosses 400M Spotify streams: Revisiting BTS's most-streamed tracks
K-pop group BTS has been dominating the music industry since its debut in 2013, topping charts worldwide.
12 May 2023Music Industry
IU's agency releases statement amid plagiarism accusation; condemning malicious intent
K-pop stars are always under scrutiny for their actions. With huge stardom comes huge responsibility and now IU has faced plagiarism accusations.
11 May 2023Cannes Film Festival
BLACKPINK Jennie confirmed to attend Cannes for 'The Idol'
One of the most coveted film festivals, Cannes Film Festival is around the corner. The upcoming festival is going to be huge for K-pop stans as BLACKPINK's Jennie is set to attend the festival for The Idol.
11 May 2023Music Industry
EXO Kai enlists for his mandatory service
K-pop stars are ruling the world and mesmerizing people with their music. Fans are absolute nerds about their favorite stars and monitor each update about them.
10 May 2023Japan
KCON Japan 2023: Everything you need to know
The much-awaited KCON, the biggest Korean convention and music festival, is back and better than ever!
10 May 2023Music Industry
Lucas leaves NCT and WayV; to focus on solo career
K-pop stars are enjoying huge fan following all over the world and now we have a heartbreaking update for the fans.
09 May 2023Guinness World Records
NewJeans breaks Guinness World Record: Tracing K-pop band's phenomenal journey
HYBE-owned ADOR label's newest girl group NewJeans has scripted history by breaking the Guinness World Record for the fastest K-pop act to reach 1B streams on Spotify.
ATEEZ's Wooyoung takes hiatus over injury: Recalling memorable live performances
K-pop boy band ATEEZ's member Wooyoung will be taking a temporary hiatus from all activities due to an ankle injury, informed the group's agency KQ Entertainment on Monday.
K-pop: OMEGA X terminates contract with SPIRE Entertainment
K-pop boy band OMEGA X has announced that it has terminated its exclusive contract with the SPIRE Entertainment agency.
K-pop: GOT7's Jinyoung starts mandatory military service; agency shares photo
K-pop boy band GOT7's member Jinyoung has reportedly begun his mandatory military service as per South Korean laws.
07 May 2023Music Industry
FIFTY FIFTY scripts K-pop history in UK's Singles Top 100
K-pop girl group FIFTY FIFTY has made waves globally with their latest viral hit song Cupid.
04 May 2023Music Industry
K-pop: NCT Taeyong to make solo album debut in June
K-pop as a genre is getting exciting with each passing day. From new collaborations to new albums, the artists are truly enthralling listeners around the globe.
04 May 2023Music Industry
K-pop: GOT7's Jinyoung set for military enlistment; agency shares statement
Korean culture has become a major influence globally and the stars enjoy a huge fan following. South Korea has a mandatory military enlistment policy and several Korean celebrities are also going through the same.
03 May 2023Music Industry
Hyungwon and Shownu to debut as MONSTA X's first sub-unit
K-pop stans monitor every minute update of their favorite stars and now we have got a massive announcement.
03 May 2023Hollywood
NewJeans Danielle to voice Korean-dubbed version of 'The Little Mermaid'
K-pop stars have huge fan following as they have taken the world by storm. Reports are rife that NewJeans's Danielle is set to star as the voice artist in the Korean dubbed version of Disney's The Little Mermaid.
02 May 2023Music Industry
BTOB Peniel pulls out from 'WIND AND WISH' promotional events
K-pop is one of the most followed genres in global music and now BTOB has released its 12th mini album, titled WIND AND WISH. This anticipated album marks the comeback of the boy band.
02 May 2023Met Gala
Met Gala 2023: Decoding BLACKPINK Jennie's debut ensemble
After scripting history by headlining Coachella with fellow group members Rose, Lisa, and Jisoo, BLACKPINK's Jennie Kim, unlocked another achievement by making a splashy debut at the star-studded 2023 Met Gala.
01 May 2023Music Industry
LE SSERAFIM releases much-anticipated album 'UNFORGIVEN,' streaming now
K-pop artists are hotcakes globally and fans are in love with the genre. LE SSERAFIM is one of the most followed groups and their much-anticipated album UNFORGIVEN is here!
01 May 2023Music Industry
Everything about MONSTA X Joohoney's upcoming album; motion logo released
K-pop is ruling the world and now MONSTA X's Joohoney is set for his solo debut. The singer has earlier made several mixtapes which include 2020's Psyche. The pop star is the jack of many trades. He is also an actor and will feature in Netflix's Lost in America.
30 Apr 2023Music Industry
K-pop band TEEN TOP confirms group comeback after 4 years
Following its debut in July 2010, K-pop boy band TEEN TOP made waves in the music industry with its catchy tunes and foot-tapping numbers.
28 Apr 2023SEVENTEEN
Seungkwan's emotional note for Moonbin leaves netizens teary-eyed
Late K-pop star Moonbin's close bond with Seungkwan isn't hidden from the world. The two music sensations shared a thick connection.
28 Apr 2023Music Industry
K-pop: Eunji aside, all Apink members sign with new agency
K-pop is one of the most followed genres in music and the fan base is growing by folds. The OG girl band Apink has a huge fan following and reports suggest that four of the five members—Chorong, Bomi, Namjoo, and Hayoung—have signed an exclusive contract with the new agency Choi Creative Lab.
28 Apr 2023Suicide
ASTRO Moonbin's new memorial space to be open till June
ASTRO Moonbin's untimely demise took the Korean culture world by storm. The pop star aged 25 died of suspected suicide and his fans are left heartbroken.
27 Apr 2023Music Concert
K-pop: (G)I-DLE announces 2023 world tour; details inside
K-pop stars are global sensations and their stardom has increased by folds in the last few years. As fans keep monitoring every action of theirs, we have got an exciting development.
27 Apr 2023Music Concert
BTS Suga kicks off his first world tour in NYC
BTS Suga is one of the most followed artists in the world and now the rapper has kicked off his first solo world tour in New York City. He performed at Belmont Park and tweeted photos about the same.
26 Apr 2023Music Industry
K-pop: Red Velvet Joy takes temporary hiatus citing health reasons
K-pop is one of the most followed genres around the world and the fans are devoted toward their favorite stars. They monitor each and every step of them and now as per recent reports, Red Velvet's Joy is set to take a temporary hiatus citing health reasons.
25 Apr 2023BTS
Who was Saint Von Colucci, actor who died at 22
In a shocking piece of news, Canadian actor Saint Von Colucci, who was also a singer-songwriter, died after undergoing 12 plastic surgeries to resemble BTS's Jimin for a US streaming network. He was 22.
25 Apr 2023SEVENTEEN
SEVENTEEN's 'FML' sells record-breaking 3.9M copies on opening day
K-pop boy band SEVENTEEN's new mini-album FML has taken the world by storm.
24 Apr 2023Music Concert
K-pop: TWICE is set for world tour; city details inside
K-pop is experiencing an all-time high around the world. The fans are hooked to their favorite stars and now TWICE stans, we have some exciting news for you.
24 Apr 2023Music Industry
ASTRO Moonbin's memorial space will be open till April end
The recent news of ASTRO Moombin's untimely demise shook the entire K-pop fraternity and fans globally. The singer-actor was aged 25 and was a pillar of the band ASTRO. He reportedly died due to suicide.