Find out more about various popular KPop groups below! This page will be consistently updated and some band listed here might not have a page yet….. FORRR NOWWW. Groups are in alphabetical order and “generation”! Images that are clickable have pages! Hover over to hear the top hits for the group! DISCLAIMER: WE DO NOT OWN ANY OF THE SONGS, OF COURSE ALL OF THE COPYRIGHT GOES TO THE GROUPS AND THEIR AGENCY
The ancient Generation 1 of Kpop set the stage, generation 2 was the players. These bands were extraordinarily popular all throughout Asia in the span of these 10-ish years. Not only did they thoroughly infect Asia with their vibrant music, they began to set the stage for the West. SNSD’s “Gee” is probably the most iconic KPop song EVER that really started the platform for KPop to spread to the West. You see several members are actually from the West in this era. Wonder girls became the first group to play on Good Morning America. Trans-country groups started to form, with EXO (debut around 2011) having both Chinese and Korean members. As KPop influence spread throughout the world, so did Korean culture and especially KDramas. If you live during this era you probably experience the first Koreaboos with their “oppa” and “saranghae”.
In other words, on the infamous morning of December 26th, 2003 a small rag tag band of rebels threaten to destroy the delicate balance of the earliest civilizations living in harmony with each other. These rebels would call themselves GODS of the EAST and at first the tribal Chief laugh at these so call “Gods”. Actually the tribal chief of the tribe God pay them no attention at all. It would be one of the worst mistakes that these early civilization made as U-Know the High Lord and his cult would destroy every single remnant of these civilizations. What the High Lord usher in was an age never seen before, complete domination of certain groups from certain lands (JYP, DSP, SM but soon the land of DSP was hit with a flood, then volcano, then Mount Vesuvius blew them apart so the land of YG was way more profitable). The High Lord and his cult ruled for at least 7 years until their powers became severely weaken. This lead to a power vacuum and the dissolution of many High Lord’s former holdings. Rebel groups rise up and near the end of the era saw the Warring States period began as different rebel group grapple for domination and control of their now weak masters and the market.
Popular Concepts of the Era: Sexy, and Cute/Innocent
No better representation of bridges and globalization then Generation 3 KPop groups. These groups’ fan base are way more internationally diverse. With that, follows a surging toxic-ness from netcitizens on both fronts. Generation 2 becomes the forgotten generation as western civilization FINALLY picked up on KPop. BTS is an example of a group that has really capitalize on what Generation 2 has given them and made a name for themselves in the west. Of course KPop groups are still Asian-market-oriented, but recently even these groups are starting to shift towards the west like TWICE. With new markets come new concepts, the west favors girl crush/sexy and you see a resurgence of this (Blackpink to even newer groups like Itzy). These groups are also bridges to nations that have hated each other guts (and STILL DO) ever since WW2. You see Chinese members, you see Japanese members and even Thailand! This is probably the “golden age” of KPop, as many asian countries seek to duplicate the successful KPop formula.
In other words the stage was set by Queen Taeyeon and her empire crossing the Atlantic Ocean and score a major victory at Battle of Gee (NO NOT GLEE). Soon after Queen Sunye invaded New York and broadcast her victory on the segment of Good Morning America. Sadly the tripartite alliance could not keep going along with their success, so they decided to retreat. Of course the victorious campaign didn’t come without a heavy price, at the end of it all Queen Sunye was dead as can be and her empire never really recovered. Not only that, Dragon the Conqueror and his able ministers threaten to route the land and dominate the market and the antagonistic Queen CL was looking to capitalize on Taeyeon the Great absence. So the West was left forever untouch, until King RM made a sudden rediscovery of the Western, plague with weak minded girls ready to scream “Oppa” at minute notice. King RM slowly sent out his invasion force to did what his ancestors couldn’t, DESTROY THE WEST. He had a special powers that only Queen Taeyeon could dream off. With a flick of a flick of a flick of his wrist, the dead Westerners would rise from the dead. King RM use his special power to augment his fearsome, extremely loyal (he kept them in check by dropping the words girlfriend now and then), and kind of highly disturbing ARMY. The 4 ruling oligarchs of empire Black Pink also made landing on Western soil and met with rapid success for they found out that those white, frat boys at top dog (which one of the oligarchs love to eat for dinner) universities had a high susceptibility to Yellow Fever. With RM rapid success, other groups began to send out their ships to take what was left in the West. Leading the forefront was Queen Jihyo of TWICE who totally destroy the four oligarchs in the mother land (AND Queen Sowon, Queen Irene, and The Sun Queen NO MATCH FOR SUCH POWERS) battle after battle only losing/a tie to King RM and his fearsome powers. Yes, the mad scramble for the West had begun…….
Popular Concepts of the Era: Girl Crush (Independent), and Cute/Innocent