For the longest time, it has been the western
music that is always a worldwide hit. But the emergence
of Eastern music created big waves in the top charts around the world. The songs like Oppa Gangnam Style , Gentleman, I Don’t Care and Sorry, Sorry make millions of people up on their feet. I created a list of my Top 3 K-pop artist that I think put marks in the world music.
- Psy (Park Jae-sang)
Psy is a South Korean singer, songwriter, rapper and a television personality in South Korea. He is famous for his songs “ Oppa Gangnam Style” and Gentleman. His first song, “ Gangnam Style” is a record holder as the most viewed video in Youtube with an outstanding views of more than a billion. His second song, “Gentleman” is also an outstanding hit in Youtube and in the world music industry.
The reason behind the success of Psy is the humor and antics linked to his personality as shown in the music videos he created and produced. That’s why he is in my top K-pop artist’s list. I can say that his songs are unforgettable, which means that until now, people do recognize and groove with it. I am sure that there will be another song to be released in the future that will surely make the world dance again.
2NE1 is a South Korean girl group consists of CL, Minzy, Dara, and Bom. Their band name “2NE1” is a combination of the phrases “21st century” and “new evolution”. Their hit songs are “Fire, 2NE1, I Don’t Care and I am the Best”. The reason behind their success is the bonding of the girls that evidently shows whenever they have concerts, album tours, and music videos. The people see the genuine friendship and the charismatic appeal of the group. Their genre is way different to the western’s girl groups and that uniqueness is widely accepted and cherished by the world. Hoping they will soon release their next singles that for sure will be a hit for general listeners.
- Super Junior
Super Junior is a South Korean Pop Male Group that was formed in 2005. The group is consisted of Leeteuk, Heechul, Hankyung, Yesung, Kangin, Shindong, Sungmin, Eunhyuk, Donghae, Siwon, Ryeowook and Kibum. Kyuhyun joined the group in 2006. As of today, there are only 9 members who are still active. Going back to their career history, they make a big splash in the international music scene when they released their single “Sorry, Sorry” in 2009.
The success of the group opened doors for more South Korean groups to enter the international scene. The reason behind the success of Super Junior is that there is the charisma that makes girls scream and the appeal to the general public that is undeniably evident.
As an avid K-pop fan, I’ve always look forward to what is coming next in the future for the Eastern music scene. I am sure that the Asian music will surely make the world groove once again.