Minor Problems of Girls’ Generation and Big Bang, who are in the Center of K-Pop
Korean music has already secured competitiveness in the world market.
In 2012, Psy’s Gangnam Style swept across the whole world.
If you don’t know Gangnam Style, you are either an alien or an illiterate.
Psy’s Gangnam Style has recorded over 210 million hits on YouTube.
The world’s population is 710 million. 1 out of 3 people has seen it.
Korean music is called K-Pop, meaning Korean Pop Song.
Usually, electronic and dance genres are strongly popular.
In the center of K-Pop, there are a 9-member female dance group
called So Nyuh Shi Dae (aka SNSD or Girls’ Generation, GG)
and 5-member male dance group Big Bang.
Girls’ Generation is to be reorganized as an 8-member group due to
one member, Jessica’s withdrawal from the group.
There is a huge controversy over whether Jessica leaving the group
is done voluntarily or she is forced out by her agency.
Big Bang’s member SeungRi caused a car accident with over-speeding
while driving his Porsch 911 at 110km per hour.
Photo: Jessica from Girls’ Generation
Winning number 1 on Korea’s K-Pop chart leads to an almost
simultaneous top ranking in Japan, Taiwan, and China as well.
It is not wrong to say that Korea’s music download market is
Asia’s music download market.
It is like Samsung in terms of a brand.
Most of Korea’s K-Pop album sales, music downloads, and
performance records are from overseas, not from Korea.