Each year here at WDBM, the station staff votes for our favorite songs of the past year. Minnesota electronic duo Elite Gymnastics discovered K-pop on the Internet and even wrote a featured Pitchfork article backing their case. She first appeared in in YouTube videos doing her own versions of pop songs using iPhone apps and her voice. Her talents were quickly recognized and she sprung to K-pop-level fame in no time. Though they officially made their way into the Japanese market at the end of , KARA showed Japan everything they had in , grossing over 17 million US dollars in profits in Japan alone, as well as breaking record sales in Japan. The girls are working on debuting a new smartphone app to teach Japanese fans to speak Korean, and hopefully continuing to spread the Korean Wave further than the Japanese shores. This nine-member powerhouse is more than a force to be reckoned with. G-Dragon and T.
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We are at the half way point of It is time again to summarize the first 26 weeks of our soompi weekly K-Pop music chart and announce the half year top In years past, half year No. The top three songs are all by female groups and soloists. This is not surprising as girl power has been very strong on our chart in the first half of Overall, the male and female counts are even. In the top 10, there are four female groups, three male groups, two male soloists, and one female soloist. They have really stepped up to become top artists. As always before you read further, I want to say that some of your favorite artists may not be in the top 10, and also this ranking may be different from other half year rankings you see on TV or on other websites.
Follow Billboard. All rights reserved. This decade set the stage for K-pop to make its mark on the larger world. Over the past 10 years, the South Korean music industry has embedded itself deeper into the American consciousness. Now, the floodgates have opened, and K-pop keeps getting bigger. While the Korean industry gets pegged for its transformative approach to Western styles, it also happens to be a site of tremendous innovation. Where else could you get such boundary-breaking experiments in song structure, remixing, or genre-mixing?
Log in to comment. Night Mode. Posted by ssarahWho 0 pt Thursday, August 27, Cry Cry - T-ara. Remember when T-ara was coming out with some mini-movie music videos? They were great. They killed it, of course. Mirror Mirror - 4minute. Hands Up - 2PM.