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All You Need To Know K-POP

By: Conan Zhang, Elle Grant × Kai Yeo

Korean pop music, known as K-Pop is becoming a global force. With forceful sounds, charismatic performances, and colorful concepts, it is a maximalist’s dream perception of music. The fans are dedicated, if not overwhelming in their dedication to their favorite artists. Recently, the political successes of K-pop fans are making just as many headlines: fans crashed Donald Trump’s Tulsa rally and have been at the forefront of vocalizing issues related to Black Lives Matter. Who are the artists that inspire such loyalty and such action? Read into 360’s introduction to some of the twenty-first century mainstays below.

Seo Taiji And Boys

Debuted in 1992, Seo Taiji and Boys were and influential 3-member band and are known as the first “boy group” in K-pop industry consisting of Seo Taiji himself, alongside fellow members Yang Hyun Suk and Lee Juno. Their debut single, “Nan Arayo (I Know),” was an instantly catchy hit that topped the charts for a record-breaking, seventeen consecutive weeks and propelled the group to pop mega-stardom.

In April 2017 it was announced that Seo Taiji was assembling a group of modern K-Pop acts to cover songs from his past to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his debut with Seo Taiji and Boys. The first act announced for the project was BTS,  with other acts including Urban Zakapa and Younha. The first single from this project, a cover of “Come Back Home” (from Seo Taiji and Boys IV) recorded by BTS, was released with a music video on July 5, 2017.

In case you’re new to K-pop, it might be helpful to add that BTS was also invited by Seo Taiji to perform their rendition of Come Back Home and other acts at their 25th anniversary concert.

PSY

Heard of Gangnam Style? Born Park Jae-sang on December 31 1977, he is better known as the artist PSY. He is a South Korean singer, rapper, songwriter, and record producer. PSY is famous in Korea for his funny videos and stage performances. After releasing Gangnam Style on 15 July 2012, the video crossed over 2 billion views in less than two years (so many that it broke YouTube). This song can also arguably be named the first breakout Korean hit to become popular in the West. The song’s refrain was entered into The Yale Book of Quotations as one of the most famous quotations of 2012.

Since his international success, PSY has gone on to found his own record company P NATION and currently mentoring other artists.

Big Bang

No introduction needed, Big Bang is a South Korean boy band under YG Entertainment. The group consists of four members: G-Dragon, T.O.P, Taeyang, and Daesung; They are named as “Kings of K-pop,” Bigbang have greatly helped spread the Korean Wave internationally. A fifth member, Seungri, left the group and the industry in disgrace following an the Burning Sun sex scandal, of which he was an organizer, a moment that blighted K-pop’s reputation at home.

Eighteen of Big Bang’s singles have been number one hits in South Korea and have remained atop the Melon charts for a record 51 weeks. The group has sold over 150 million records globally, which rank them among the best-selling boy bands in the world. Forbes Korea ranked them as one of the most powerful celebrities in South Korea from 2009 to 2016 (placing 2nd in 2009, 2012 and 2014, and they were the first Korean artists to be included on the Forbes Celebrity 100 and 30 Under 30 list of most influential musicians in the world (2017).

Currently with 4 members discharged from military service, fans are eagerly waiting to see what happens next.

CL 

Lee Chae-rin, better known by her stage name CL, rose to fame as girl group 2NE1’s leader in 2009, one of the best-selling girl groups of all time. As a solo artist, CL made her debut with “The Baddest Female” in 2013 and has continued to pursue her own career following the group’s hiatus in 2015. The release “Hello Bitches” (2015) led CL to become the first female Korean solo artist to place onto the Billboard Hot 100, and the third Korean artist to do so overall.

In November 2016, YG announced the disbandment of 2NE1 after nearly two years of hiatus, and CL subsequently remained under the label. Shortly after leaving YG in December 2019, she released her solo EP project In the Name of Love (2019), consisting of six tracks written during the three years since her previous single “Lifted.” Her debut studio album, Alpha, was released in October 2021.

BTS

BTS, an abbreviation for Bangtan Boys, was formed in 2010 while the group debuted in 2013. The team is made up of seven members including Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook. The members co-write and co-produce almost every song that they perform, marking a shift in the K-Pop industry to including artists in the songs they sing and promote.

Originally intended to be a Korean hip-hop group, they are now producing music in a wide range of genres. Their songs often focused on personal and social hot topics, mentioning mental health, troubles of school-age teenagers.

Having sold over 20 million albums on the Gaon Music Chart, BTS is now the best-selling artist in South Korean history and holds the best-selling album in South Korea with the work Map of the Soul: 7. The group’s numerous accolades include six American Music Awards, nine Billboard Music Awards, 24 Golden Disc Awards, and nominations for a Grammy Award and a Brit Award. They are undoubtedly the current Kinds of K-Pop and have broken through to Western popularity unlike any other artist.

BLACKPINK

Blackpink is a girl group formed by YG Entertainment, featuring four team members: Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé and Lisa. In August 2016, they debuted with their single album Square One, which is features the extremely popular songs “Whistle” and “Boombayah.”

Blackpink is ranked as the highest-charting female Korean act on the Billboard Hot 100 and they broke a huge number of online records since they released “Kill This Love” (2019) and “How You Like That” (2020), each become the most-viewed music video within the first 24 hours of release. Though this record was eventually broken by BTS, it is nonetheless just one of many examples proving the quartet’s impact on society.

IU

Lee Ji-eun is well known as IU. She is a South Korean singer-songwriter and actress. The name IU is a combination of the letters ‘I’ and ‘you’ which means “you and I become one through music.” She debuted as a singer when she was fifteen with her first mini album Lost and Found (2008). Her work “Good Day” won her five consecutive weeks at the top position of South Korea’s Gaon Digital Chart. In the year of 2019, “Good Day” was ranked number one on Billboard’s “100 Greatest K-Pop Songs of the 2010s” list.

NCT

NCT are a K-pop group created by SM Entertainment. NCT stands for Neo Culture Technology, and the idea is that they’re a group of infinite members who are constantly shifting into different sub-units in different cities around the world. Currently consisting of 5 sub-units – NCT U, NCT 127, NCT Dream, NCT 2018, WayV.

Currently, NCT is made up of 21 members – we know, it’s a handful! The members are: Taeil, Johnny, Taeyong, Yuta, Kun, Doyoung, Ten, Jaehyun, Winwin, Jungwoo, Lucas, Mark, Renjun, Jeno, Haechan, Jaemin, Chenle, Jisung, Xiao Jun, Yang Yang, and Hendery.

After debuting in 2016, they have won 7 awards from 19 nominations and are continuing their stardom today. Pionerring the “noise music” trend and have so far been the only ones that do it well – “Simon Says.” Find out more information about them through their show NCT Life streaming on YouTube for free.

TWICE

Like many of today’s K-pop acts, Twice originated from a reality competition show. The 2015 series Sixteen involved that many JYP entertainment “trainees” – the term used for aspiring idols-in-training, preparing for a potential debut. After a series of challenges and fighting for a place in the final lineup, the remaining nine formed a new ensemble, also known as Twice.

After the announcement of the label’s new girl group, founder and CEO of JYP explained that Twice refers to the act of making an impact “once through the ears and once through the eyes.” As so, the group’s fame has been propelled by hit after hit of vibrant sound through bright and colorful music videos. Their unique sound can be heard especially in “TT” and “Cheer Up.”

More on K-pop

These men and women are just of a few forcing open the door to K-Pop in the west after being mainstays in South Korean and Asian popular culture for years. This list features artists from the first to third generation of K-Pop stars, known as the generations to push international boundaries of popularity. In this new decade of the twenty-first century, K-Pop is more popular than ever. Stars of the fourth generation, coinciding with the Gen Z age group, are achieving international successes early on in their forebearers above could only dream of just years ago. A great deal of this success is owed to the listed artists, who have collectively decades breaking barriers and sharing music. New groups like ITZY, TXT, Ateez and Enhypen are achieving new heights, learning from the elders while paving the way for the future.

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LALISA

BLACKPINK’S LISA LAUNCHES HIGHLY ANTICIPATED SOLO DEBUT WITH SINGLE ALBUM ‘LALISA’ TODAY

After releasing multiple video teasers, singer, rapper, dancer, and the most-followed K-Pop Idol on social media Lisa of BLACKPINK releases her debut solo album ‘LALISA’ today via YG Entertainment/Interscope Records. Another song titled “Money” as well as instrumental versions are also included in the release. Watch the music video here.

To celebrate the track, she makes her solo late-night television debut with the first performance of LALISA on NBC’s Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon this evening. Be sure to tune in!

LALISA OFFICIAL TRACKLIST

  1. LALISA
  2. MONEY

Beyond amassing billions of streams and views in BLACKPINK, Lisa has asserted herself as a global superstar in her own right. She holds the distinction of being both “the most-followed K-Pop star on Instagram” with over 58 million followers and “most-subscribed K-Pop female artist on YouTube” with over 8 million subscribers on her channel Lili’s Film. She even notably spawned the “Did it work?” meme challenge after a scene from one of her performances exploded virally. Now, audiences will get to know her like never before with LALISA and much more to come.

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Blackpink The Movie Tickets On Sale Now

Tickets On Sale Now for BLACKPINK THE MOVIE

Movie Celebrating the 5th Anniversary of BLACKPINK’s Debut Coming to U.S. & Worldwide Cinemas August 4 and 8 

WHO:  Global K-POP group BLACKPINK – JISOO, JENNIE, ROSÉ, and LISA

WHAT: In celebration of the 5th anniversary of BLACKPINK’s debut, BLACKPINK THE MOVIE will be released in more than 100 territories worldwide.

BLACKPINK’s debut song BOOMBAYAH reached the top of every record chart in Korea within only four hours of its release. Five years later, BLACKPINK has risen to worldwide stardom thanks to its members’ exceptional talents and performances.

The film consists of diverse sequences focused on each member of BLACKPINK, including: The Room of Memories, a segment looking back on five years of memories since BLACKPINK’s debut, Beauty, compelling shots of all four members with their distinct characteristics, Exclusive Interviews, a message for the fans. Furthermore, the re-edited versions of the live performances from THE SHOW (2021), IN YOUR AREA (2018), and a dozen more hit songs by BLACKPINK will unfold on the screens to provide global fans with a touching experience as though they are at in-person fan meeting events and live concerts.

WHEN: August 4 and 8, 2021.

Additional screenings may vary. Check local venues for details.

WHERE: In movie theaters in more than 100 countries including the U.S. For theaters in your area.
MORE: To be released in South Korea by CJ 4DPlex, in Japan by AVEX PICTURES, and in all remaining global territories by Trafalgar Releasing, BLACKPINK THE MOVIE audiences will be able to enjoy the film on various formats including “ScreenX,” “4DX,” and “4DX Screen.”

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Blackpink The Movie Release Dates Confirmed

Celebrating the 5th Anniversary of BLACKPINK’s Debut, Theatrical Release of BLACKPINK THE MOVIE Is Confirmed, In Cinemas Worldwide August 4 and 8. 

Experience 5 Years of Memories and Splendid Performances of BLACKPINK on Global Screens.

Beloved by fans across the world, the global K-POP group BLACKPINK celebrates the 5th anniversary of their debut with a theatrical release of the film BLACKPINK THE MOVIE, coming to theaters in over 100 nations this August.

Consisting of four members – JISOOJENNIEROSÉ, and LISA – BLACKPINK’s debut song reached the top of every record chart in Korea within only four hours of its release, announcing a splendid arrival of “the monster rookie.” Five years later, BLACKPINK has risen to worldwide stardom thanks to its members’ exceptional talents and performance far beyond the realms of K-POP and “Girl Group.” Each member of BLACKPINK possesses distinctive talent such as vocal, dancing, rapping, and musical skills while boasting perfect chemistry among each other. Naturally, BLACKPINK radiates infinite charms flashy as “Pink” and intense as “Black.”

In commemoration of BLACKPINK’s debut, BLACKPINK THE MOVIE will be released this August in more than 100 nations worldwide. Where available, the audience will be able to enjoy the film on various formats around the world including ScreenX; an expanded three-screen system utilizing the front screen as well as the side walls of a theater, 4DX; the world’s first commercial multi-sensory theater providing a cathartic experience as though in an actual live concert, and 4DX Scree”; a combination of both.

While BLACKPINK THE MOVIE is a celebration of BLACKPINK’s 5th debut anniversary, it is also a special gift for BLINKs – BLACKPINK’s beloved fandom – to revisit unforgettable memories and enjoy the passionate performances in festive spirit. The film consists of diverse sequences focused on each member of BLACKPINK, some of which are: The Room of Memories; a segment looking back on five years of memories since BLACKPINK’s debut, Beauty; compelling shots of all four members with their distinct characteristics, Exclusive Interviews; a message for the fans. Furthermore, the re-edited versions of the live performances from THE SHOW (2021), IN YOUR AREA (2018), and a dozen more hit songs by BLACKPINK will be unfolded on the screens to provide the global fans with a touching experience as though they are at fan meeting events and live concerts.

Anticipated by every BLINK across the world, BLACKPINK THE MOVIE will be released this August in theaters worldwide.

Tickets On Sale Beginning June 30: get them here.

BLACKPINK illustration done by Mina Tocalini of 360 MAGAZINE.

BLACKPINK × Selena Gomez 

Global pop sensations BLACKPINK have announced that multi-platinum singer/songwriter Selena Gomez will appear on their forthcoming single. Due out on August 28th, the new single will serve as the second single from BLACKPINK’s highly anticipated debut album, set for release via YG Entertainment/Interscope Records on October 2nd. Merch bundles for the album are available now at BLACKPINK’s website.

The new single will arrive as the follow-up to “How You Like That” — a trap-pop anthem that surpassed a staggering 100 million streams on Spotify in under a month. The lead single from BLACKPINK’s first full-length studio effort, “How You Like That” debuted at #33 on the Billboard Hot 100 in early July, making BLACKPINK the K-pop act with the second-highest number of Hot 100 entries in chart history. Meanwhile, the mind-blowing visual for “How You Like That” became the fastest video in YouTube history to cross 10 million likes and shattered the YouTube record for most views within the first 24 hours. Check out the video for “How You Like That” HERE

Since bursting onto the scene in 2016, BLACKPINK have redefined the possibilities of K-pop, transcending all categorization and ascending to global stardom. With their unstoppably catchy single “DDU-DU DDU-DU,” the South Korean quartet broke the record for highest-charting Billboard Hot 100 debut by an all-female K-pop act, while its head-turning video surpassed 10 million views in just six hours and racked up 36.2 million views in one day.

Discovered by YG Entertainment, BLACKPINK is comprised of JISOO, JENNIE, ROSÉ and LISA: four immensely charismatic vocalists, dancers, and burgeoning fashion icons. Released in 2016, their debut “SQUARE ONE” quickly proved their crossover power; in 2018, “SQUARE UP” climbed to #40 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the Billboard World Albums chart. Several months after “SQUARE UP” hit the charts, YG Entertainment and Interscope Records announced a global partnership for BLACKPINK, paving the way for the group’s international breakthrough. With their EP Kill This Love arriving in April 2019, BLACKPINK further boosted their popularity by successfully completing a world tour and becoming the first K-pop girl group to perform at Coachella, the largest music festival in the U.S.

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BLACKPINK – Debut Album

South Korean superstar quartet BLACKPINK has announced an October 2nd release date for their massively anticipated debut album. Set for release via YG Entertainment/Interscope Records, BLACKPINK’s first full-length studio effort will feature “How You Like That” — a trap-pop anthem that surpassed a staggering 100 million streams on Spotify in under a month. Merch bundles for the album available now at BLACKPINK’s website.

Next month, BLACKPINK will share the second single from their debut album. As the group revealed last week, the single will include a surprise feature.

Released on June 26th, “How You Like That” debuted at #33 on the Billboard Hot 100, making BLACKPINK the K-pop act with the second-highest number of Hot 100 entries in chart history. The song also shot to #1 on the iTunes charts in the U.S. and 66 other countries (spending four consecutive days at #1 worldwide), and peaked at #2 on Spotify’s Global Top 50 (reaching the #8 spot in the U.S.).

LISTEN TO “HOW YOU LIKE THAT” HERE.

Meanwhile, the mind-blowing visual for “How You Like That” became the fastest video in YouTube history to cross 10 million likes, as well as the fastest video to amass 150 million views. It also shattered the YouTube record for most views within the first 24 hours (86.3 million), and set an all-time record for the biggest YouTube premiere (with over 1.6 million peak concurrent viewers). Check out the video HERE.

ABOUT BLACKPINK:

Since first bursting onto the scene in 2016, BLACKPINK has redefined the possibilities of K-pop, transcending all categorization and ascending to global stardom. With their unstoppably catchy single “DDU-DU DDU-DU,” the South Korean quartet broke the record for the highest-charting Billboard Hot 100 debut by an all-female K-pop act, while its head-turning video surpassed 10 million views in just six hours and racked up 36.2 million views in one day.

Discovered by YG Entertainment, BLACKPINK is comprised of JISOO, JENNIE, LISA, and ROSÉ: four immensely charismatic vocalists, dancers, and burgeoning fashion icons. Released in 2016, their debut “SQUARE ONE” quickly proved their crossover power; in 2018, “SQUARE UP” climbed to #40 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the Billboard World Albums chart. Several months after “SQUARE UP” hit the charts, YG Entertainment and Interscope Records announced a global partnership for BLACKPINK, paving the way for the group’s international breakthrough. With their EP Kill This Love arriving in April 2019, BLACKPINK further boosted their popularity by successfully completing a world tour and becoming the first K-pop girl group to perform at Coachella, the largest music festival in the U.S.

FOLLOW BLACKPINK: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube