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Transcript of K-pop
K-Pop famous in Korea: H.O.T Seo Taiji and The Boys Sechkies K-Pop began when Korean musicians started to incorporate American music styles into their own music such as rap, rock, and techno. Cultural Significance K-Pop's highest point was during the first half of 2012 when it grossed $3.4 billion USD and became the 8th largest digital music market in the world. It all starts in... South Korea The heart of K-Pop. K-Pop artists have had many collaborations with American singers. Such as... Wonder Girls and Akon:
Like Money JYJ and Kanye West:
Ayy Girl Girls' Generation and Snoop Dogg:
The Boys Remix 2NE1 and will.i.am.:
Take The World On Korean music is not popular just in Korea, but worldwide. Japan BoA was the first Korean artist to take the #1 spot on the Oricon charts. Europe Big Bang was voted as the most popular K-Pop group in Europe. Super Junior was ranked the #1
K-Pop group in Australia and also Thailand, Saudi Arabia, England, France, Germany, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina. South America JYJ and U-kiss have growing popularity in South America and are rumored to become its' "Next Big K-Pop Stars". United States PSY - Gangnam Style Gangnam Style became the #1 song on the billboard top 40 and became the most viewed video on Youtube. It is a worldwide phenomenon. Which leads us to our next topic... PSY's song Gangnam Style is not only popular in America, but is also known by almost every country in the world. Why are we teaching you this? Because... We want you to know the true meaning of
K-Pop and not just assumptions. Debut: 1992
Song: I Know Debut: 1996
Song: Warrior's Descendant Debut 1997
Song: School Song (will.i.am. made the instrumental) Like what? K-Pop is not just annoying songs and random words that don't mean anything. There are different genres of Korean music just like there are different genres of music in many countries. There's actual "pop" music, Girls' Generation:
Gee There's rap, Beenzino:
Always Awake Songs made by bands not groups, Bands play instruments rather than singing and dancing FT Island: I Hope Ballads, 2AM- I Can't Let You Go Even If I Die There's even Korean dubstep! House Rulez:
Do You Believe American artists have teamed up with Korean artists as well, such as Anna Kendrick and f(x). Here is a video of what happens when Anna Kendrick tries to become a K-Pop star:
http://m.funnyordie.com/videos/78b1d27dab/anna-kendrick-goes-k-pop-with-f-x Other Common Misconceptions: K-pop stars are just pretty faces with no talent. Korean singers always get
plastic surgery. Different entertainment groups look for different skills in their artists. - Looks
- Has most of the really famous groups like Super Junior, Girls' Generation, DBSK, SHINee, and f(x) - Mostly Talent
- Groups: Miss A, Wonder Girls, 2PM, 2AM - Looks for talent and looks
- Has a more hip-hop Americanized style
- Groups: Big Bang, 2NE1, Lee Hai, 1TYM, SE7EN, Gummy, and PSY K-pop isn't... K-pop is... Australia However, SHINee was voted
as the #1 K-Pop group in
London. These following entertainment agencies are
known as "The Big 3". This means that they are
the top 3 largest management agencies in South
Korea. They are: K-Pop has evolved into
a cultural phenomenon. From PSY's Gangnam Style to Girls' Generation's Gee, K-Pop's mark on our society will definitely not be forgotten any time soon. At these agencies, young children train for 2-4
years to learn what it takes to become a star. When they finally finish training, then
they are able to have a shot at fame and
fortune. Why is this important? It's because we want to teach you that all those
misconceptions are false. K-Pop idols are not just pretty faces with so-called talent. They are people who have worked hard to reach their dreams, just like every other musician around the world. Finally, just annoying songs and random words that don't mean anything. MUSIC. ...and music is a universal language. Here is a video clip of a news reporter from
ABC that goes behind the scenes in the training process for S.M. Entertainment: INTERACTIVE ACTIVITY Everyone knows the song 'Gangnam Style', but a lot of people don't even know what the song is about. Within your groups, try to decided what the line "Oppan Gangnam Style" really means. INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Split into groups of 5
2. You have 2 minutes to guess what the line "Oppan Gangnam Style" means within your groups.
PRIZE: The team that gets the closest to the right answer will win cake pops!!!! Thank You for Watching!
By: Raye Ann Abante and Youngseo Oh