Definitions

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  • n. Korean pop music influenced by western genres

Etymologies

A modification of J-pop (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Bernie Cho , chief executive at DFSB Kollective, a Seoul-based company that was the first aggregator of Korean pop, or K-pop, for Apple 's iTunes, agrees that America is ready for an Asian band.

    Homegrown Idols

  • Distant Europe, South America, and the Middle East may be some of the genre's most surprising fan bases, but even last month's sold-out Madison Square Garden K-pop extravaganza in New York City is testament to this phenomenon.

    Linda Constant: K-pop: Soft Power for the Global Cool

  • And recently on MTV.com, the most viewed article on the site was actually about K-pop group Girls' Generation -- not Jay-Z, Kanye, or Robert Pattinson.

    Linda Constant: K-pop: Soft Power for the Global Cool

  • While I do not believe that this is the sole result of K-pop music's popularity, the initial platform of these early dialogues are usually based upon either Korean pop music or Korean films quickly followed up by Korean food, education, and plastic surgery.

    Linda Constant: K-pop: Soft Power for the Global Cool

  • Governmental cultural diplomacy can sometimes come off as forced or out-of-touch, but K-pop is an authentic reflection and spectacle of youth culture that is impressively close to the pulse of the "global cool."

    Linda Constant: K-pop: Soft Power for the Global Cool

  • This large scale cultural appropriation is precisely what drives the already huge K-pop machine to continue its global expansion as well as share its benefits with other South Korean enterprises, such as the nation's tourism industry.

    Linda Constant: K-pop: Soft Power for the Global Cool

  • But the era of questioning K-pop's relevance is ultimately in the past, whether you are a fan or not.

    Linda Constant: K-pop: Soft Power for the Global Cool

  • The K-pop sensation burst onto the already-existing Asian pop music scene years ago, but its carefully organized system of matching good looking young singers now often bilingual in English, Japanese, or Chinese -- and chosen in order to enter those respective markets with globally-attractive dance beats and ballads has clearly been adopted as the au courant choice of dance/pop style not only within Asian borders but in the Western sphere as well.

    Linda Constant: K-pop: Soft Power for the Global Cool

  • Just this week Google revealed its latest mission to set up a YouTube channel exclusively for K-pop.

    Linda Constant: K-pop: Soft Power for the Global Cool

  • From the unapologetic fanaticism that is often connected with hallyu the recent spread of Korean culture around the globe, it is almost as if the K-pop factor just fell onto the South Korean government's lap, eagerly waiting to be used as an instrument for expanding soft power and cultural engagement with the world.

    Linda Constant: K-pop: Soft Power for the Global Cool

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