K-pop (abbreviation of Korean pop; Hangul: 케이팝) is a music genre originating in South Korea that is characterized by a wide variety of audiovisual elements.The genre emerged with one of the earliest K-pop groups, Seo Taiji and Boys, forming in 1992. Their experimentation with different styles of music “reshaped Korea’s music scene”. K-pop entered the Japanese market at the turn of the 21st century and rapidly grew into a subculture among teenagers and young adults of East and Southeast Asia. With the advent of online social networking services, the current global spread of K-pop and Korean entertainment known as the Korean Wave is seen in Latin America, India,  North Africa, the Middle East, and elsewhere in the Western world.


EXO, BTS (Bangtan boys), GOT7, Seventeen, Monsta X, BigBang, NCT, NCT Dream, NCT 123, NCT U, 24 Boys, Shinee, B.A.P, NU’est, IKON, VIXX, Super junior, TVXQ, JYJ, BTOB, BlockB, Infinite, Boyfriend, Beast and BANDS: FTIsland, CNBLUE, NFlying  


2NE1, BLACKPINK, 4MINUTE, AOA, IOI, F(x), Sistar, Apink, MAMAMOO, Gfriend, EXID, Red Velvet, SNSD