Not sure if you are still in Cologne, and hear the thunder at the term K-pop - short for Korean pop music. The music genre is currently particularly popular with the youth. Yet the chances are that you are one of the most famous K-pop songs, perfect for... babble. We go back to 2012, when the South-Korean PSY us all with an imaginary lasso did hop on a bit of a crazy beat: the so-called 'Gangnam Style'. Are flashy and tightly choreographed video clip took when if first ever 300 million views on YouTube. And looked you in the previous year to the opening ceremony of the Olympic Winter games in the South Korean Pyeongchang, then you got there, even though some K-pop songs to hear.
PSY put on the door of the Korean pop so have a crack in Europe and the USA, now pushing bands such as Blackpink, EXO and especially BTS which further open. That last boysband was founded in 2013 and consists of seven South Koreans between 22 and 27 years, who just tiptop as their dance steps and video clips. At the hairdresser, they ask all the same Jommekes-hairstyle, but in a different color.17 albums in 6 years
As the first Asian group has ever BTS this week the milestone of five billion streams on Spotify exceeded. Their new single 'Boy with Luv', a collaboration with the American singer Halsey, made with 80 million views within 24 hours, a YouTube record. That is even better than 'Thank You, Next' by Ariana Grande, "only" 60 million times was clicked. Yesterday it was the American 'Time Magazine' for the ultimate reward, because BTS is featured on their list of 100 most influential people in the world. They worked already together with some international stars: Ed Sheeran made them 'Make It Right', Nicki Minaj was featured on 'Idol' and The Chainsmokers worked on 'Best of Me'. In six years brought the group even though seventeen albums, nine eps, and almost countless singles. Last week it appeared their newest album 'Map of the Soul: Persona".