Wow, new acts keep coming…
The explosive success of BTS has detonated hunger for K-pop in previously disinterested Western markets. If you like BTS, here are 10 K-pop bands you need to know
By Hannah Kang
Unless you spent last year in outer space, you will be aware that
Asia’s biggest cultural phenomenon of 2018 was the global breakthrough
of South Korean boy-band BTS.
In 2018, the Bangtan Boys surged beyond Asia shores – the traditional market for K-pop – and flooded global charts while infiltrating the global consciousness. Not since Psy with his 2012 hit “Gangnam Style,” has a K-pop act been so widely reported in mainstream Western media.
But while Psy’s hyper-popularity soon withered, the pick-up of BTS’
full body of work indicates that the only Asian band to be compared to
The Beatles are not going to be limited to one tune with a funky video.
If you are a long-time K-pop…
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