There isn’t a doubt K-pop has been taking over the world lately, and it’s no longer something that only Koreans can listen to and enjoy, but rather that something pop-culture has taken over.
But why? Why is it that all of the sudden K-pop is literally everywhere, and it seems you can’t escape it? Well, other than Kpop being extremely catchy, there are actually a few other reasons you might want to know.
Breaking the stigma about K-pop
Kpop has been around for a long, long time. Bands like Girl’s Generation, Super Junior and more have come and made their mark into the music world. And although they were extremely famous in Korea, they weren’t that popular in the rest of the world.
However, as the years went by, thanks to the ongoing globalization and internet culture, Kpop is know extremely popular not only Korea but in countries like the US, and it’s all thanks to one thing: People are not longer judgemental of this type of music.
Like we said, bands like Girl’s Generation, BigBang, and EXO, contributed a lot and settle the path for other kpop bands to come, but really it wasn’t until BTS massive success that people opened up their hearts to kpop.
BTS: The Biggest K-pop band in the world
Whether you like them or you don’t, there is not denial the Korean pop band BTS plays a HUGE part in the massive success and popularity kpop has adquiere over the last two years.
We have to thank them, their huge fan base and their incredibly talent for being the ones who broke into western’s music world and show everyone what Kpop is all about.
BTS set up the way for other kpop bands like Twice, Seventeen and Red Velvet (for example) to be more famous in America than they already were, and all together, they are making kpop music being recognized worldwide.
If you take all of this into consideration, there’s really no surprise as to why everyone is listening to kpop lately, and it’s likely to keep on growing in popularity as time goes by.
So, if you haven’t pop up on the train of Kpop yet, what are you waiting for?