K-pop: Korea's Musical Explosion (Nonfiction - Young Adult)

"Featuring quirky horse-riding dance moves and an infectious electronic beat, an unlikely music video and its leading man made history in 2012. In December of that year, ""Gangnam Style"" reached one billion hits on YouTube the most views ever. Seemingly overnight, the South Korean pop star behind the hit Psy (Park Jae-sang) became a household name.

But Psy is just part of the story. Other South Korean pop sensations such as Girls' Generation, 2NE1, and BigBang are part of a global sensation called Hallyu, or the Korean Wave. South Korean bands are performing to sold out arenas all over the world, and fans can't get enough of South Korean music, films, television, food, and manhwa (cartoons).

K-Pop: Korea's Musical Explosion traces the journey of South Korean pop music, from the early influences of American rock 'n' roll in the 1950s to the success of a tiger-eyed sensation called Rain, who wowed American audiences in the early 2000s. Discover how this Korean Justin Timberlake, and those who came after him, rose through South Korea s star-making system through grueling hard work to seduce international audiences with their tight choreographies, irresistible beats, outrageous outfits, and exciting stage shows. You'll become part of the K-Pop fandom world too!"
Library Binding, 64 pages
Published on February 1, 2014 by Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN-10: 1467720429
ISBN-13: 9781467720427
5 Book Reviews
  • blm_wecare
    blm_wecareThursday, January 7, 2021 at 3:28 pm
    I love it grabs my ATTENTION
    • saeni
      saeniTuesday, June 28, 2016 at 3:10 pm
      Omigosh I really really desperately want to read this! K-pop is so awesome I could watch and listen to it for the rest of my life!If you like listening to music or trying something new, this book is just for you!
      • Kpop Lover!Friday, April 15, 2016 at 7:23 am
        I love G-Dragon, EXO, BTS, Got7, BAP, BigBang, Fx, 4minute and on and on. Kop rules!
        • analise
          analiseTuesday, December 30, 2014 at 11:50 am55 stars
          I love G-DRAGON! AND KPOP IS AWESOME! I especially love kpop star, it is pretty good! I recommend this to all korean ppl out there!
          • swimmer_girl02
            swimmer_girl02Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 12:13 pm55 stars
            Yeah I watch kpop star! I watched season 2 and bang ye dam, akdong musician, and the raccoon boys are soooooo good!