Chhavi Sharma, Surat, Gujarat and Ashley Kumar, New Delhi: K-pop (Korean pop music) originating from South Korea, is vast content-driven music, divided into several categories, one of which are “Generations”. Seo Taiji and Boys is considered to be the first K-pop group that gave birth to the K-pop industry. Groups debuting around the short timeline 2012-2016 are considered to be a part of the 3rd generation of K-pop. The Third Generation of K-Pop artists plays a significant role in the breakthrough of the K-pop industry in the true sense.
Kaamaakshi Bhat, Zirakpur, Punjab: X, The Boyz, SF9, EXO, Loona, Twice, GOT7, and many more. He started his career after graduation in 2012. Working alongside the music publishing company “Melogram” in 2017, he has been giving us one of the best songs in the industry. On behalf of Hallyuism, here’s an excerpt of the interview conducted with him:
Kaamaakshi Bhat (Zirakpur, Punjab), Riya Choudhary (New Delhi) Jubby Kumar (Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh), Suhasini Singh (Pune, Maharashtra), Shalini Roy (Kolkata, West Bengal): Mokkoji literally means a gathering or meeting where people meet for games, parties, and other occasions. MOKKOJI KOREA is a global Hallyu fest organized by the Korean Foundation for International Culture Exchange and hosted by the MCST, Ministry of Culture, Sport, and Tourism. The aim is to gather all the Korean culture lovers around the globe and help them experience the beauty of Korean culture and also let Korean people experience other cultures around the world.
Jubby Kumar, Bilaspur, Chattisgarh: No man is born without blame, yet judges the other without a shame! This happened in the case of Lee Ho-seok, better known as, Wonho, the former member of MONSTA X, now a soloist. He was accused and judged, yet he has set an example that right believing and right-thinking can do miracles. From debuting as a member of the K-pop boy band Monsta X to his departure from the group and debuting as a soloist, Wonho has worked hard to achieve his dreams again and again. Even though it’s been a roller-coaster ride into his career journey, but now the seasons have changed and it’s a new beginning From Zero which he has started with an Open Mind.
Abani Sangwan, Delhi: Monsta X is a South Korean boy band under Starship Entertainment that has just made their awaited comeback in May 2020, with their extended play ‘Fantasia X.’ If you are new to them, I will help you out by introducing these wonderful artists which might help you to know them better. Each member of the group itself is the reason why you should stan Monsta X. Let’s get started.
Mehak Sharma, Delhi: Once in a while, we find ourselves encountering days where we just want to be left alone with our thoughts. Though the reasons for such gloomy days may vary. It could either be stagnant and monotonous life, or the inability to determine whether we are on the right track in life or not. Everyone needs to be comforted during such times. And what could be better than music that stirs up emotions and offers endless comfort! So, here is a list of 10 K-pop songs straight from my playlist.
Jubby Kumar, Bilaspur, Chhatisgarh: Much-loved boy band MONSTA X returned with their album Fantasia X on May 26, 2020. The eighth mini-album, which consists of seven powerful tracks, explores the themes of empowerment and perseverance. With Fantasia X, the members wish to create a place ruled by powerful emotions and help people realise their worth.
Manvi, Delhi: The 2020 spring KBS Drama, Welcome/Meow: the Secret Boy is a fantasy-based romantic comedy, based on a web-toon named Go A-ra. The story is about a girl named Kim Sol-ah in her mid-twenties and a cat who has the secret ability to transform into a human. What unfolds next in this drama, is a unique tale to tell.