What does kpop mean?

Korean Pop music

Kpop is a music genre that stands for Korean Pop. The term comes from the combination of the "K" in Korean and pop.

The genre originated in South Korea and includes rock, electronic, hip-hop, pop ballad, metal, and dance-pop. The genre began in the 1960s but the modern form really took off in the early 1990s. It combines a number of elements, such as choreographed dancing, popularity on the Internet, and an extremely dedicated fanbase. Some popular K-pop artists include Seo Taiji & Boys, Girls' Generation, Exo, Big Bang, iKON, G.Soul, and Mamamoo. The term more prominently appears as "K-pop."


I can't wait to see EXO, they r my fav Kpop band!!
Psy is one of the most popular Kpop artists
Psy is one of the most popular Kpop artists

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Updated February 3, 2017

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