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Music

Who are the 1st, 2nd, 3rd gen Kpop Idols

1st gen (1990s-early 2000s)

Seo Taiji

SES

FINKL

HOT

Sechskies

GOD

Shinhwa

BoA

Rain

Kangta

Lee Hyori

Fly to the Sky

Epik High

PSY

2nd gen (mid 2000s-early 2010s)

TVXQ

SNSD (Girls Generation)

Wondergirls

2NE1

SS501

Big Bang

Kara

T-ARA

2AM

2PM

Super Junior

BEAST

Shinee

Sistar

Miss A

F(x)

After School

Son Dam-bi

G.NA 

Girls’ Day

9Muses

Hello Venus

Orange Caramel

Brown Eyed Girls

Hyuna

Davichi

K-Will

Busker Busker

3rd gen (mid 2010s – current)

BLACKPINK

BTS

APINK

Cosmic Girls

TWICE

Red Velvet

ITZY

Lovelyz

Oh My Girl

Got7

NU’EST

BtoB

BlockB

BAP

AOA

EXID

N.FLYING

IOI

Wanna One

IZ*ONE

X1

Akdong Musician

IU

Seventeen

Kard

Sonamoo

Mamamoo

Momoland

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General

If you could select any 4 or 5 dead musicians to form a band, which ones would you pick?

Easy one for me

Songwriter – John Lennon (of the Beatles) – along with Paul, the most covered and successful songwriter in pop music history.

Vocalist – Freddie Mercury (of Queen) – voted #1 rock vocalist of all time

Guitarist – Jimi Hendrix – voted #1 rock guitarist of all time

Bassist – John Entwistle (of the Who) – #1 rock bassist of all time

Drummer – John Bonham (of Led Zeppelin) – top 3 (often #1) rock drummer of all time

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Asia

What will it take for KPop to overtake American pop music?

Kpop will never overtake American pop music.

  1. Patriotism factor – Americans will support American artists over Korean artists
  2. Korean artists don’t speak English well. This is a massive barrier. No American is going to listen to some song where they don’t understand the lyrics. And no, most Americans are not crazy BTS ARMY fans who will google translate all the lyrics either
  3. Korean artists usually don’t sing. They mostly dance. You see with American musicians, a lot of them actually play instruments. Jason Mraz, John Mayer, Bruno Mars etc yes I realize Beyoncé and Ariana Grande dont play instruments but they sing a heck of a lot better to compensate for it, *in addition* to dancing. In kpop groups there’s one girl or guy that sings and the rest dances. It’s more similar to JabbaWockeez than Rihanna tbh. And that’s why I hate the comparison to the Beatles, a band that sold 600 million records, revolutionized their industry and all played their own instruments. A better comparison would be N’Sync or Backstreet Boysor Spice Girls.
  4. Korean culture is different than American culture. Kpop boy bands look way too effeminate for Americans. Kpop girl groups look like strippers and are strongly anti-feminist in the way they project themselves (they are selling themselves as sexual objects). They dance in groups rather than solo. American pop music is mostly solo artists. It’s unlikely to go over well in mainstream America.
  5. The songs all sound similar. It’s EDM / hip hop based. American pop music has way more variety than that. An Ed Sheeran song sounds quite different from a Sam Smith song or a One Direction song or a Maroon5 song or a Jonas Brothers song. Kpop groups.. could you really tell a Red Velvet song from a BlackPink song if I didn’t show you the music video and you didn’t know already who came out with it?