If PSY was your first introduction to Korean Popular music (hereafter referred to only as KPop) then you, my friend, have opened a Pandora’s box of music. Kpop is one of the fastest growing music genres in the world. For the sake of this article, KPop does not refer to Korean Pop music, but Korean Popular music, i.e. the more popular music in Korea right now. To make this easier to digest, we’ve broken things down into subgenres, each with musician/group recommendations for your listening pleasure.
By now, most of you have seen at least one Korean show in a talk show format or one of their popular variety shows that typically involves people being thrown into pools and having mud fights. Yes, they do that out here. Not quite as rowdy or gut bustlingly hilarious as their Japanese counterparts, but there are a few celebrities in the TV world that are worthy of mention.
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When it comes to KPOP, one can never run away from the infamous topic of ‘Shoe Lifts.’ Korean idols are known for putting in shoe lifts to increase their height to make them appear taller and more presentable on screen and in real life as well. This is especially a sensitive issue for male idols who sadly did not make the cut of standing at the average height of 173cm and above. Here’s a list of Korean male idols who sadly did not make the cut for the average height of Korean men.