During the 2017 Billboard Music Awards, fans of the popular Kpop boy group BTS, who also go by Bangtan Boys, were overjoyed when the group won Top Social Artist Award, making them the first of Kpop to every win a billboard award. BTS has a massive fanbase, who go by “ARMY”, around the world. BTS has recently sprung to popularity since they debuted in June 2013. Fans filled the room with their cheers as BTS accepted their award in humbleness.
It’s very heart-warming to see their audience grow, and to watch the beginning of KPOP in North America as it becomes more popular oversea’s each day. Making our generation more diverse and accepting of other cultures through music. It’s really interesting to see how fast BTS and other groups such as boy group GOT7 and girl group TWICE are becoming popular.
Very soon I think KPOP will be more appreciated and enjoyed. If you’ve never listened or heard of KPOP before, here are some artists and songs to check out
GOT7: GOT7 is a South Korean boy group formed by JYP Entertainment, the members include Mark, JB, Jinyoung, Jackson, Youngjae, BamBam and the youngest Yugyeom. Since there are 7 members the group named themselves after the lucky number 7, GOT7 meaning got lucky. Their fans are called IGOT7, from that stemmed “Ahgase” meaning baby bird in Korean, because it sounds like IGOT7, the fans go by both. The group debuted in 2014 and since then has become one of the most popular KPOP groups. With their latest hit track “Never Ever” from their final album release in the Flight Log: series, Flight Log: Arrival made successful earnings. GOT7 continues to grow everyday. Recommended songs from GOT7:
Hard Carry, Never Ever, Fly, Just Right, If You Do, See The Light, Go Higher.
Twice: Twice is a South Korean girl group formed by JYP Entertainment, they debuted in the 2015 reality show Sixteen. The group has nine members, Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Momo, Sana, Jihyo, Mina, Dahyun, Chaeyoung, and Tzuyu. Twice really rose to fame in 2016 with their hit song “Cheer Up” and ever since has been toping the charts. Recommended songs from TWICE:
Cheer UP, TT, SIGNAL, Knock Knock.
Blackpink: Blackpink is a South Korean girl group formed by YG Entertainment, the group consists of four members, Lisa, Jisoo, Jenny and Rose. Debuting in August 2016, Blackpink has become one of the most popular groups out their, and is highly recognized oversea’s even though they have been debuted for less then a year they are known for charting on billboard top _. Songs by black pink:
Boombayah, Whistle, Stay, Playing With Fire.