K-pop is taking over, and we’re basking in its glory. The music category isn’t only pop – it can contain elements of rap, pop, EDM and other genres – it’s not just about the music when it comes to K-pop – choreography, music videos, and other aspects make it a full-on culture that other countries are taking note of. Here are the top K-pop stars that need to be on your radar ASAP.
Meet Rose, Jisoo, Lisa, and Jennie Kim. These girl warriors create unbelievably catch tracks and have been doing so for the past couple of years. There are hip hop influences in their music along with pop and green-defying aspects. The Seoul group is even reportedly doing a collaboration with Lady Gaga! We’re not surprised with the voices that Jennie and Jason have on them.
2. Stray Kids
This band got their name after going through a reality television competition. After the competition, the winners became a pop group in 2018. There are currently 9 members including Bang Chan, Woojin, Lee Know, Changbin, Han, Seungmin, I.N, Felix, and Hyunjin. Their first album got to number one on the charts and Apple store, and it was history from thereon out.
These goddesses have a way more bubbly sound than girl group BLACKPINK, and they’ll keep you in a cheerful mood all day long. But don’t put them in a box – they’re known for mixing sounds and have been breaking boundaries since their group debuted five years ago in 2015. It’s hard to just stand still when a track by South Korea’s ultimate sweethearts.
Perhaps the true pioneers of K-pop, these guys are the reigning kings of K-pop, and they also happen to be fashion icons as well. The mix of talent is thanks to a blend of rappers and singers. The three rappers are J-Hope, RM, and Suga, while the vocalists are Jungkook, Jimi, V, and Jin. They blend every genre you can think of and also address self-love and mental health with epic music videos and lyrics. Jungkook’s voice is absolutely heavenly.