Korean pop music (K-pop) has taken over global music charts in recent years. While many may think of Psy and his infamous single “Gangnam Style,” the list of notable K-pop musicians who are making their way into the American music market is ever growing. From quirky and cute love songs to hip-hop and rap jams, K-pop offers music everyone can find enjoyable. But with several dozen K-pop groups releasing music constantly, it may be hard to keep up with all the latest tunes. Whether you’re a K-pop fanatic or simply a little curious, here is a breakdown of some top artists to check out.
Blackpink debuted as a group in August with singles “Boombayah” and “Whistle.” Both songs went immediately to No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, on Billboard’s World Digital Songs chart. Blackpink is not your typical girl group. Like the name implies, the group showcases a fusion of girly spunk and hip-hop vibes. Their music and dance performances stand out from the cookie-cutter routines one may expect from a girl group.
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