There are so, so many new K-pop releases each year that deserve our attention, so let me know what your favorites are in the comments! Red Velvet's been coming out with hit after hit for many seasons now Do I still get " Ice Cream Cake " stuck in my head? Only all the time! Main dancer Seulgi mentioned studying Rihanna for this drop, which goes to show how intently and passionately K-pop groups train for their concepts. Allow me to explain:. For example, his head is made out of "anpan" a red bean pastry and he offers hungry people a bite of his head despite the fact that this weakens him — but don't worry, a new head can be baked for him.
50. Korean Person - Suicide Boy
Say what you will about the news throughout , but you can't deny it was a major year of musical innovation and breakthroughs. From standout albums from pop icons, queer game-changes and future-thinking newcomers , the musical landscape never looked brighter and K-pop arguably played a major part in this. After years of steady but slow progress, it finally felt like the K-pop scene made its major breakthrough in While BTS was the undeniable ringleader with their top-charting albums and visibility across the most coveted and mainstream platforms, the guys played an important part in opening the eyes to literally millions that great and, perhaps most importantly, meaningful music was coming from South Korea and didn't necessarily need to all be in English. Meanwhile, boy bands like EXO and NCT followed along with impactful albums , both selling thousands in their first weeks. The rising girl group seemed to have found a niche style with this quirky bop that balances its punchy chorus with a trap-inflected second verse.
49. Kiska - Crystal Silence
In a world of likes, views, retweets, and comments, the numbers game has become a bloodsport — a trawl through stan Twitter will reveal a daily avalanche of posts demanding you watch, buy, or stream a song, and graphs tracking chart positions and streaming numbers. Incessant squabbling over matters like deleted YouTube views the platform continually removes bogus viewing numbers, but many stans believe that YouTube secretly has a vendetta against their faves and is hell-bent on sabotaging them sucks the fun from participating in fandom life. On the other, this laser focus on data is helping break K-pop in the west, giving the previously-skeptical little room to argue its increasing impact, and convincing the media and industry to take it seriously. As these acts drew fresh, curious eyes, also saw an uptick in music quality. Take the rap verse, for example, which April use like a hidden step, its rise and fall cadence tripping the listener out of the warm glow of nostalgia. The pre-chorus is adorned with clattering handclap effects and springy synths adorn the chorus, and behind the often feathery vocals lies a synthwave sound that borders on creepy. When IMFACT first started out, they were never able to settle on a clear identity, spending two years cycling through styles without really succeeding at any of them. While its chorus is reminiscent of 80s power pop, the relentless jitter of hi-hats and buzzsaw bass pushes it into the present, and the emotion-stirring ad-libs and light-handed production shift the song from light to dark and back without losing pace. Musically, it harks back to B.
The K-pop Hot is a music singles chart in South Korea. It was launched in conjunction with Billboard and Billboard Korea on August 25, , and is based on digital sales via leading websites as well as downloads from mobile service sites using an industry-standard formula and the most credible music data sources within South Korea. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Exo above and BTS below both received five number-one songs on the chart, which is the most out of any boy band in the chart. Retrieved January 28,