Nowadays, more and more people are talking about K-pop on their social media accounts and in their daily lives. I decided to “go on a mission” and find out what is all the hype about. So, what is it about K-pop that makes everyone go crazy?
K-pop is a South Korean music genre that consists of various music styles, such as hip-hop, R&B, dance, and many more. Thanks to the internet, it became really popular all over the world when Psy’s well-known song “Gangnam Style” broke several world records. One of K-pop’s most famous traits is using a lot of music styles in one song with demanding choreographies and vocal abilities.
Production And Music Videos
What is important to producers in the K-pop industry is to have very strong, high-quality visual effects. They put a lot of effort into filming and producing the best music videos to ever exist on YouTube. Makeup artists and stylists have to dress their idols in very creative and unique outfits and make them stand out with the makeup and clothes they get to wear. Hearing and knowing this, it is not unusual that K-pop has a great impact on today’s most famous fashion industries, as well as the styles of K-pop fans.
Becoming A Trainee
A lot of teenagers in South Korea dream of becoming a K-pop idol of one of the most successful groups in the future, but only a few succeed in fulfilling their dreams. When boys and girls audition at entertainment companies, they can only show one of their talents, so they have to choose and prepare wisely. You are lucky if they decided to take you as one of their trainees, but don’t start celebrating yet. A lot of idols trained for years before stepping on the stage for the first time, some trainees, however, did not make it even after years of training.
Yes, living as an idol sounds fun, but we do not get to see everything that happens behind the cameras. Every entertainment company has its own rules which their idols have to follow very strictly. For example, a lot of entertainment companies don’t let their idols date anyone and when I say it, I mean it. There are more rules, of course, but now is not the time to talk about that.
Companies And Groups
Some of the most famous Korean entertainment companies at the moment are JYP Entertainment, YG Entertainment, SM Entertainment, Big Hit Entertainment, and so on. They created some of the biggest boy and girl groups in the world, such as Bing Bang, BTS, BLACKPINK, Girls’ Generation, EXO, Red Velvet, NCT, Twice, Itzy, GOT7, Stray Kids, TXT, etc…
The real reason why K-pop is so popular, in my opinion, is the fact that the idols/groups are not afraid to sing about society, mental health, their feelings, and everything else that is happening in the world at the moment. Even tho, the lyrics of the songs are 99% of the time in Korean, it doesn’t stop K-pop groups to spread their messages all over the world, and make them be heard.
All in all, K-pop is getting more and more followers/fans every day, and I must say that I am really happy about that. Those hard-working groups and idols deserve the recognition they are finally getting these days. I could write about K-pop the whole day, but I want to leave something for the next time too, so I will “see” you again very soon.