K-Pop, also known as Korean Pop or Korean popular music, is a genre of music originating in South Korea that is characterized by a wide variety of audiovisual elements. This includes a strong emphasis on visual presentation, with K-Pop artists often known for their elaborate and flashy stage outfits and music videos. The genre also incorporates a wide range of musical influences, including elements of pop, hip hop, electronic, and R&B.
K-Pop is often known for its highly choreographed dance routines and synchronized performances, which often feature complex and intricate moves. The genre also places a strong emphasis on the presentation and packaging of its artists, with many K-Pop groups comprising of a set number of members who are carefully selected and trained by entertainment agencies.
The K-Pop industry has seen rapid growth in recent years, with K-Pop groups and artists gaining a significant following not only in South Korea, but also in other countries around the world. The success of K-Pop has led to the emergence of a global “Hallyu” (Korean Wave), which refers to the increasing popularity of South Korean culture, including K-Pop, around the world.