How did South Korea, a country which at one point heavily censored music, suddenly become an extraordinary pop culture exporter? The South Korean government plays a vital role in exporting this soft power. The Ministry of Culture and Tourism has continuously sponsored promotional initiatives to promote Korean culture since the late s. Together with the embassies and consulates, K-pop stars are invited to perform at concerts overseas. The rapid dissemination of K-pop videos onto YouTube engages fans internationally, thus, helping with the spread of Korean Wave. The uniqueness of K-pop lies largely in how the artists are trained. These agencies combine singing and dancing into a gruesome five to seven years of extensive training.
Some are accomplishing the epitome of success while others are being faded over the time. Here are the top 10 most popular kpop boy groups in The band was formed in the year by Woollim Entertainment. Their second full album, Season 2, was released in May The first Korean concert by the group was in front of fans which sold the tickets in the ten minutes of the release.
Korea is very much a beauty-oriented country. To get famous and become an idol, one will have to invest not only in honing their skills but also in their physical beauty as well. It is undeniable that most of them managed to attract large fan communities through the way they look. Nonetheless, there are still many other factors that would decide their popularity, such as vocals and band talent. Below are some of the more recent and popular KPOP girl groups of , listed in no specific order. Most of their performances have entertained millions of fans around the world.