Korean pop or abbreviation commonly used as K-pop refers to a conventional category that identifies music pieces originated in South Korea traditions, comprises a variety of elements in visual and musical trend referring to songs created by K-pop idols and their production and agencies that managed them.
Musicians who have worked together with different K-pop idols include various African American rappers and hip hop artists, who became famous with their different own style performance like Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Akon and many more. The intended outcome is that the image, sound, and feel of these K-pop songs become locally sound regarding where they are played in.
In early 1990s, Seo Taiji began doing some experiments with various midi sound creating new kind of music technology which is new to the public’s taste of music, without plans to introduce the pop dance boy group, but Seo Taiji & Boys dominant trend became a big success.
The Korean media discovered that Seo Taiji (born Jeong Hyeon-cheol on Februaty 21, 1972) is married to Lee Ji-ah, (real name Kim Sang Eun) a Korean American actress.
Seo Tiji married his ex-wife Lee Ji-ah on October 21, 1997 secretly, to keep their personla lives hidden from public and media hype.
Example of viral video that became famous all over the world is the Gangnam Styly by Psy of South Korea.
“Gangnam Style” Park Jae-sang better known by his stylized stage name, Psy, (born December 31, 1977), is a South Korean singer, songwriter, rapper, dancer, record producer and television personality, also known for his humorous locally videos and stage performances, and internationally for his hit single Gangnam Style, the song’s refrain Oppan Gangnam Style which means “Big brother is Gangnam Style’ with Psy referring to himself.
On October 23, 2012, Psy met Ban Ki-moon, the UN Secretary General at the United Nations Headquarters, where Secretary Ban expressing his interest to work with the international singer because of his “unlimited global reach”.Psy’s music video for “Gangnam Style” exceeded on You Tube, 1 billion views on December 21, 2012, becoming the first and current only video done in the website’s history, and was recognized as the King of You Tube by the media.Psy‘s fame rise from little-known to “global superstar”, to be hailed as Viral Star of 2012 as the first singer performer to top in pop culture history in the You Tube.On October 14, 2006, Psy married Yoo Hye-yeon, on October 14, 2006, his girlfriend of three and a half years, a cello major, whom Psy known from a mutual friend. 1) Seo Taiji and Boys The Seo Taiji & Boys emerge in 1992 that brought the K-pop history to a turning point, which in early 1990s, the Korean pop musicians, organized American popular style of music such as rock, rap and techno in their style of music.Seo Taiji & Boys consist of three members, is a South Korean boy band, the first modern band in the South Korean music industry.In 1991, after the breakup of Sinawe (South Korean heavy metal/rock band), Seo Taiji changed their course and formed a new group of dancers, called Seo Taiji & Boys with dancers Lee Juno and Yang Hyon-seok.