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Originally emerging as a music genre, K-pop has evolved into a massive music subculture with millions of fans around the world.

K-pop is a genre of popular music originating in South Korea. It is influenced by styles and genres from around the world, such as experimental, rock, jazz, gospel, hip hop, R&B, reggae, electronic dance, folk, country, and classical on top of its traditional Korean music roots.



The term "K-pop" became popular since the 2000s. Previously, South Korean pop music was called Gayo (가요).


Modern K-pop "idol" culture began with the boy band H.O.T. in 1996, as K-pop grew into a subculture that amassed enormous fandoms of teenagers and young adults.

After a slump in early K-pop, from 2003 TVXQ and BoA started a new generation of K-pop idols that broke the music genre into the neighboring Japanese market and continue to popularize K-pop internationally today.

With the advent of online social networking services and Korean TV shows, the current spread of K-pop and Korean entertainment, known as the Korean Wave, is seen not only in East Asia and Southeast Asia, but also in Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Latin America, North Africa, Southern Africa, the Middle East and throughout the Western world, gaining a widespread global.


1 generation

The Rise Of Idol Groups In Korea

The first generation of Kpop groups started in the early 1990s to 2000s. Thanks to the pioneering group Seo Taiji and Boys whose debut song “I KNOW’ that introduced a new pop sound that incorporated Western-style pop music. The group changed South Korea’s music landscape and paved the way for other artists to become more flexible and be experimental with style, choreography, and sound.

The reigning aesthetic during this generation revolved mostly around pop and hip-hop. Even in this era,  people could tell that Kpop had the potential for global success

Notable Members: SHINHWA, SEO TAIJI & BOYS, H.O.T, g.o.d, S.E.S


2 generation

The Rise Of K-Pop Worldwide
Girls Generation

The second generation started in 2003, but there is no exact year when it ended. Some say 2009 to or 2010. The debut of TVXQ brought a new generation of Kpop groups.

In this period, Hallyu or the Korean Wave has expanded and become more popular not just in Korea but across Asia and Australia. Their unique, distinctive choreographies, captivating melodies, and lyrics captured the hearts of many. This was when ballads and mellow love songs also started becoming more popular. But even with slow melodies, Kpop never fails to incorporate intricate choreography and movement to their performances—a very crucial aspect of the industry.

Notable Members: Bigbang, Wonder Girls, 2ne1, Super Junior, Girls Generation,SHINee,  Epik High, TARA, KARA, After School, 4minute, Brown Eyed Girls, Miss A, UKISS, SS501, 2 PM, 2 AM, B2ST, SISTAR, f(x)

3 generation

The Rise Of Idol Groups In Korea

The third generation started in 2011. Some people say it ended in early 2018, while others claim that this generation is ongoing. It can definitely be seen that Kpop has evolved from the first generation to the present era. It has become more creative, expressive, and brave when it comes to the message of their lyrics. The music has become more modern with combinations of different genres such as techno, rock, ballad, etc.

Companies these days are more open to producing groups of different origins and ethnicity (unlike before, where all the idols had to be purely Korean). This era continues to spread K-Pop’s infectious charm all over the world with their on-point choreographies and awesome performances.

Red Velvet


K-Pop music groups of the third generation of K-Pop stole many hearts of the audiences with their manly dances and catchy beats.

지수, 제니, 로제, 리사
RM, 진, 슈가, 제이홉, 지민, 뷔, 정국
수호, 카이, 시우민, 백현, 찬열, 디오, 레이, 첸, 세훈
솔라, 문별, 휘인, 화사
에스쿱스,  정한, 조슈아, 준, 호시, 원우, 우지, 도겸, 민규, 디에잇, 승관, 버논, 디노
황예지, 최지수, 신류진 , 이채령, 과 신유나
이용복, 이민호, 양정인, 김승민 , 한지성,  서창빈
Stray Kids


Iconic songs of third Generation brought K-Pop to the world’s fame. Groups succeeded in conquering multiple music charts and made new iconic melodies to the K-Pop industry.

EXO – “Growl”
BLACKPINK – “Ddu ddu ddu”
Seventeen - “Don’t wanna cry”
BTS – “Boys With Luv”
Mamamoo - "Hip"
TWICE – “Signal”
ITZY - “Icy”

Best people's choice videos of third Generation K-Pop. All together they have about 3 000 000 000 views on Youtube.