Catpiest: These are the top 10 most played K-pop songs on iTunes Argentina

It is not surprising that today when you open social networks like Twitter, words are the first to appear in the list of trends Hangul (Korean alphabet) related to the kpop; short and seemingly difficult to pronounce names such as Taehyung, Bangchan or Cha Eun Woo; or expressions as strange as Selca tag, oppa and fighting.

And it’s incredible how despite the cultural differences, the different languages ​​and the geographical separation, that hallyu (translated as Korean Wave) had such an important impact on the western public, especially in Argentina, a country that has been characterized as a big consumer of k-drama, gastronomy, k-beauty and others.

K-pop is a factor worth highlighting, because currently its greatest exponents have begun to make their way into the lists of the most famous songs As the hot 100 or the poster 200have surpassed historical records by artists of the Beatles’ stature, and have even been nominated for Grammys.

Therefore, it is not surprising that streaming platforms have given him space and made his list of achievements, as is the case with Apple with its top K-pop songs available for at least 39 countries, including Argentina; That encourages the South Korean music industry leap across oceans and disrupt other cultures.

Here is a list of The 10 best songs from this day:


Artist: bts



Artist: bts

Song: Butter (Sweet Remix)


Artist: bts

Song: dynamite



Song: Pink poison


Artist: JAY B

Song: rocking chair


Artist: bts

Song: Life goes on


Artist: bts

Song: dynamite


Artist: bts

Song: Yet to come


Artist: bts

Song: permission to dance


Artist: bts

Song: For the youth

History of K Pop

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Members of the STAYC group. (Photo: Spotify)

Modern K-Pop (from English “Korean Pop”) emerged in the 1990s with the rise of the popular group Seo Taiji and Boys 1992, known for incorporating Western musical styles such as rap, hip-hop, rock, jazz, electronica and techno into their songs.

This trio, consisting of Seo Taiji, Yang Hyun-suk and Lee JunoThe song made his debut on an MBC network talent show Nan Arayoleaving the jury surprised gave them the worst grades. However, the success this single achieved on radio and television was resounding, leading to the release of more songs of this style and more artists betting on it.

It wasn’t until 1995 that producer Lee Soo Man founded one of the companies that is still a “heavyweight” in the music industry today, S entertainment; while former Seo Taiji & Boys member Yang Hyun Suk created YG entertainment (nineteen ninety-six); followed by JYPentertainment (1997), formed by singer Park Jin Young.

These three companies have long been dubbed the “Big 3” — until the success that BTS achieved with BigHit Entertainment (now known as Hybe Labels)‒ and devoted themselves to educating the first generations of idolsto meet Korean audiences’ demand to see younger artists.

Along the way, the HOT group was one of the first to debut in the industry, followed by others who made the acquaintances “First Generation of K-Pop” such as Six Kies, SES, Fin.KL, NRG, Baby VOX, Diva, Shinhwa and God

At the beginning of the new millennium, some of the groups of idols those that debuted remained without activity while others such as Baby Vox triumphed in different regions of Asia, an example of this song fit which was promoted at the 2003 FIFA World Cup and ranked number one in the Chinese music charts.

At the same time, other artists who set out as soloists also marked a milestone: boathe first Korean singer to top the Oricon charts in Japan, a chart equivalent billboard but Asian and which rarely artists from other countries manage to enter and Rainan actor and singer who gave a concert in Beijing in front of 40,000 people.

The way to success

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A brief tour of the history of K-Pop. (Illustration: Anayeli Tapia)

I would start the call later “Second Generation of K-Pop”again in the hands of groups made up of young personalities such as TVXQ (debut 2003), SS501 (2005), super junior (2005), BIGBANG (2006), as well as girl groups like Wonder Girls (2007), Girls Generation (2007) and Kara (2007).

As early as 2008, South Korea dominated the entertainment market in Asia with an annual growth rate of over 10% exports its music and television products with K-Dramas, accounting for as much as 68% of the music market in Japan, ahead of China (11.2%) and the United States (2.1%).

Later other groups like SHINee resp INFINITYThe latter, who managed to secure the record of being the first to top the list of emerging artists billboard 2014 with his song The Last Romeo; 2 p.m., EXO, 2IN1, up to Third generation K-pop where new groups such as BTS, Seventeen, GOT7, Twice, Red Velvet, BLACKPINK, MAMAMOO and moretil today fourth generation That’s all the ones that debuted between 2017 and 2018 like Stray Kids, ITZY, Ateez, Astro and more.

It is worth noting that there is a watershed that should be taken into account Gangnam style by rapper PSYa song that could not only break it on music platforms like unimaginable records youtubebut also went around the world and showed that in highly competitive countries like American industry, language is not an obstacle to success.

To this day, the baton is held by the group as K-pop’s greatest exponent bts -consisting of Suga, RM, Jin, Jimin, J-Hope, V and Jungkook‒ who not only dominated the music industry in South Korea and made a name for themselves in the rest of the world, but were also dubbed “Asia’s trend leaders”. The economist and “Artist of the Year” from the magazine TIMEreviews his Grammy Awards nominations and 10 awards billboard.


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