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Korean pop music, or K-pop, is an umbrella term for pop music originating from South Korea, usually similar in genre to pop in the United States. However, the material performed/produced by K-Pop artists covers a wide variety of genres, from EDM-inspired music to rock to softer ballads, and everything in between. Usually known outside the country for the numerous Idol Singers and idol Boy Bands and Girl Groups in the industry. K-pop and other Korean based entertainment such as Korean Dramas first became very popular throughout Asia in the 2000s, in a phenomenon which has been nicknamed the "Hallyu" or "Korean Wave". Like a lot of things in Korea, the talent agencies managing the singers are mostly based in Seoul.

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Notable Korean Pop artists:

  • Seo Taiji and Boys: Highly influential Hip-Hop/pop/rock trio from The '90s, led by mastermind Seo Taiji. Trope Maker of Korean Pop music as we know it today, they challenged the Moral Guardians of the time by including social critique in their lyrics and mixing Western and Korean music genres (including, most notably, rap) to create the Neoclassical Punk Zydeco Rockabilly sound that would later characterize Kpop. Seo Taiji is still active as a solo artist after the group's disbandment, while fellow member YG would go on to create YG Entertainment, one of the companies known as the Big Three.
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The Big Three

     SM Entertainment 
Active Artists
  • BoA
  • EXO
    • EXO-K
    • EXO-M
    • EXO-CBX
    • Lay
  • f(x)
    • Amber
    • Luna
  • Girls' Generation
    • Girls' Generation-TTS
    • Taeyeon
    • Jessica
    • Tiffany
    • Hyoyeon
    • Seohyun
    • Yoona
    • Oh!GG
  • The Grace
    • The Grace - Dana & Sunday
    • Dana
    • Sunday
    • Stephanie
  • H.O.T: The first Kpop idol group and Trope Codifier for the Korean idol formula.
    • Kangta
  • J-Min
  • NCT
    • NCT U
    • NCT 127
    • NCT Dream
  • Red Velvet
    • Wendy
  • S.E.S.
  • SHINee
    • Taemin
    • Jonghyun
  • Super Junior
    • Super Junior-M
      • Henry
      • Zhou Mi
    • Super Junior-T
    • Super Junior-M
    • Super Junior KRY
    • Super Junior Happy
    • Super Junior-D&E
    • Kyuhyun
    • Ryeowook
    • Yesung
  • TRAX
  • TVXQ
    • Changmin
    • Yunho
    • JYJ note 

Project Groups

  • The Blue
  • Kangta & Vanness
  • S.M. The Ballad
  • M&D
  • Younique Unit
  • S.M. The Performance
  • TOHEART

     JYP Entertainment 
Active Artists
  • Baek A Yeon
  • DAY 6
  • miss A
    • Fei
    • Jia
    • Suzy
  • GOT7
    • JJ Project
  • Wonder Girls
    • Yeeun
    • Sunmi
    • Yubin
  • J.Y. Park
  • Nakjoon
  • Stray Kids
    • 3Racha
  • TWICE
  • 15&
    • Park Jimin
    • Baek Yerin
  • 2PM
    • Jun. K
    • Taecyeon
    • Wooyoung
    • Junho
  • 2AM
    • Jo Kwon
    • Changmin
    • Seulong
    • Jinwoon
  • g.o.d
  • G.Soul
  • JOO

     YG Entertainment 
  • 2NE1
    • Bom
    • CL
    • Dara
    • Minzy
  • Akdong Musician
    • Hi Suhyun
  • Big Bang
    • GD & TOP
    • G-Dragon
    • Taeyang
    • T.O.P
    • Daesung
    • Seungri
  • Blackpink
  • Epik High
    • Tablo
  • iKon
    • Bobby
  • Lee Hi
  • PSY
  • SECHSKIES
  • WINNER
    • Mino
    • MOBB

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Minor Labels

     Cube Entertainment 

     Pledis Entertainment 

     FNC Entertainment 
  • AOA (Ace of Angels)
    • AOA Black
    • AOA Dance Unit
    • AOA White
    • AOA Cream
  • CN Blue
    • Jung Yonghwa
  • FT Island
    • FT Triple
    • Lee Hongki
  • N.Flying
  • SF9
  • Honeyst

     Starship Entertainment 

     Jellyfish Entertainment 
  • Gugudan
    • gugudan 5959
    • Kim Sejeong
  • VIXX
    • VIXX LR
    • Ravi
    • Leo
    • Ken

     BigHit Entertainment 
  • 8eight
  • GLAM
  • BTS
    • RM
    • Agust D
    • J-Hope
  • Homme
    • Lee Hyun

     B 2 M Entertainment 
  • Davichi
  • Eric Nam
  • SG Wannabe
  • Spica
    • SpicaS

     AOMG 
  • Jay Park
  • Simon Dominic
  • Gray

     Fantagio 
  • Astro
  • Hello Venus
  • Weki Meki

     Happy Face Entertainment 

     Dream T Entertainment 

     YMC Entertainment 

     NH Media 

     TS Entertainment 
  • B.A.P
    • Bang Yongguk
  • Secret
    • Hyosung
    • Jieun
  • Sonamoo

     Woollim Entertainment 
  • INFINITE
    • Infinite F
    • Infinite H
    • Sunggyu
    • Woohyun
  • Lovelyz
    • Jin
    • Jiae
  • Golden Child

     DSP Media 
  • April
  • Kara
    • Gyuri
    • Hara
    • Nicole
  • KARD
  • SS501
  • Rainbow
    • Rainbow Pixie
    • Rainbow Blaxx

     Star Empire Entertainment 
  • ZE:A (Children of Empire)
    • ZE:A J
    • ZE:A 4U
    • ZE:A Five
  • Nine Muses
    • Nine Muses A
    • Sera
    • Moon Hyuna
    • Kyungri
  • Imfact

     TOP Media 
  • Teen Top
  • 100%
  • Up10tion

     MBK Entertainment 
  • T-ara
    • T-ara N4
    • QBS
    • Jiyeon
    • Hyomin
    • Elsie
  • Coed School
    • Speed
    • F-ve Dolls
  • Shannon Williams
  • DIA
    • BinChaenHyunSeuS
    • L.U.B

     WM Entertainment 

     Others 
  • 24K
  • AA (Double A)
  • A.Kor
    • A.Kor Black
    • Kemy
  • A Pink
  • BBde Girl
  • Berry Good
  • BESTie
  • BIGSTAR
  • BIKINY
  • Block B
    • Bastarz
    • Zico
    • P.O.
    • Taeil
  • Bonus Baby
  • Boohwal
  • The Boss (aka DGNA)
  • Brown Eyed Girls
    • Narsha
    • Jea
    • Gain
    • Miryo
  • Bulldok
    • Kimi
  • Chocolat
  • Clazziquai Project
  • Cocosori
  • Crayon Pop
    • Strawberry Milk
  • D-Unit
  • Dean
  • EvoL
    • Jucy
  • EXID
    • DASONI (aka SoljiHani)
    • LE
    • Hani
  • Fiestar
    • Yezi
  • Fin K.L.
  • Geeks
  • G.NA
  • G Friend
  • GI (Global Icon)
  • Girls Girls
    • MiSo
  • History
  • Holland
  • Honey Popcorn
  • H.U.B.
  • IU
  • Ivy
  • IZ
  • JBJ
  • Jewelry
  • JJCC
  • Juniel
  • Kahi
  • Kim Beom-Soo
  • Kim Chungha
  • Kim Gun Mo
  • Kiss&Cry
    • Dia
  • Ladies' Code
    • Ashley
  • LedT (aka LED Apple)
  • Lee Hyori
  • Lee Jung Hyun
  • Lee Sora
  • Lim Kim
  • LOONA
    • LOONA 1/3
    • ODD EYE CIRCLE
    • yyxy
  • MBLAQ
  • Mamamoo
  • MIXX
  • Momoland
  • MyB
  • MyName
  • My-Q
  • NC.A
  • Norazo
    • Lee Hyuk
  • NS Yoon-G
  • Oh Hyuk
  • Park Jung-Hyun
  • Purfles
  • Rain
  • RaNia
    • BP Rania
  • Se7en
  • Shinhwa
  • Sinawe
  • Son Dam Bi
  • Stellar
  • Sunny Hill
  • Supernova
  • Tahiti
  • Tasty
    • Niel
  • Tiny-G
    • Mint
  • XENO-T (aka Topp Dogg)
  • Turbo
    • Kim Jong-Kook
  • Ulala Session
  • Vromance
  • Wa$$up
    • Nada
  • Winterplay
  • Wonder Boyz
  • YB
  • Younha


Alternative Title(s): K Pop

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