As much as we all love BTS, there are tons of other talented K-Pop artists that offer just as amazing concepts & choreography through their music. And as listners, they should also be given a chance. Here are the K-Pop bands you can listen to:
In South Korea, EXO is generally considered the most popular K-pop group, even earning the title “The Nation's Pick.” EXO's Baekhyun sang the National Anthem for the Olympics twice, and EXO represented South Korea in Pyeongchang Olympics 2018.
The massively successful K-Pop group, consists of nine members Suho, Baekhyun, Chen, Xiumin, Lay, Chanyeol, Sehun, Kai, and D.O. “Tempo” from their fifth album, “DON’T MESS UP MY TEMPO”, and “Love Shot” from the album repackage are some of their recent songs.
Their music style blends funk, dubstep, and R&B, creating the alluring and ridiculously catchy songs they’re known for.
The group chose the name simply because they were all around 17 years of age when they first formed their group. Seventeen is a massive 13-member group, which is split into three sub-groups according to their talent contributions: vocalists, dancers, and rappers.
The group is known to handle all aspects of their music, including songwriting, production, choreography, and even the visuals for their music videos. Some popular songs of the band are “Home,” “Good to Me,” “Don’t Wanna Cry,” and “Oh My!”
The band is an all-girl K-Pop group. They have been breaking many records, including being the most-subscribed music channel on YouTube and the most-followed female group on Spotify.
The girls continue to thrive in their success and even collaborated with Lady Gaga for the track "Sour Candy," and is something you must listen to if you love Gaga and K-Pop.
Here are some of their top songs that are worthy enough to add to your summer playlist: 'How You Like That', 'Don't Know What to Do', 'Kill This Love', etc.
Monsta X is a South Korean boy group formed through the reality survival program No Mercy by Starship Entertainment. The group is currently composed of six members: Shownu, Minhyuk, Kihyun, Hyungwon, Joohoney, and I.M. The new album features the popular songs “Alligator” and “Play It Cool”. The band’s LP reached No. 4 on the World Albums chart after its release in February.
Pentagon is a South Korean multinational boy band formed by Cube Entertainment in 2016. The group consists of nine members: Jinho, Hui, Hongseok, Shinwon, Yeo One, Yan An, Yuto, Kino, and Wooseok.
Originally composed of ten members, pentagon has been on a roller coaster of highs and lows, finding both breakout success and frustrating hardships. Cosmo, Shine, Pretty Pretty, Like this, etc are some of the most popular songs of the boy band.
Red Velvet is often known to have been promoting the Korean wave and Korean culture across the globe. They were also named on Forbes to be one of the most influential celebs.
The girls have 3.52 million subscribers on YouTube, and on Instagram have a following of 9.5 million. Red Velvet's songs have been immensely popular in the current generation, and are some of the most sought-after artists of South Korea.
“Red Flavor” is practically Red Velvet’s signature song at this point. After its 2017 release, it’s become one of their best-selling tracks, and it notched their first No. 1 on Korea’s Gaon Chart. Some other notable songs that can make it to your playlist are Bad Boy, Kingdom Come, Dumb Dumb, etc.