I thought I would give a small sampling of Korean Pop music to check out. All the links are from http://www.youtube.com/
. For more on K-pop and to follow the latest hits, you can check out KBS World Radio’s K-pop interactive: http://rki.kbs.co.kr/english/enter/music_inter.htm
. Have fun!Shinhwa
- Around since 1998, this boy band represents major star power. Almost all the
members have been successful as actors or solo singers. They have just recently released their 8th album State of the Art.
New- Music Video (from their 7th album in 2004)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdYMpOscVo8Fly To The Sky
- This male duo, made up of Hwanhee and Brian (a Korean American), have been around
since 1998. They released their 6th album Transition in 2006. For sure, one of my favorite groups- I have 4 of their albums.
(live performance on SBS- from 2006)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUxSBDmdlV4
Like A Man (live performance- from 2006)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cA2IP1EwC2c
Sea Of Love- Music Video (FTTS-from 2002)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoDfshAwhqg&mode=related&search=Kang Ta
- Lead singer for the 1990’s hit group HOT, Kangta is a big star throughout Asia.
(live on KBS Love Letters)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqCCBPhxLsw&mode=related&search=Lee Hyo Ri
- She is beautiful, sexy and an awesome dancer. The song 10 minutes was a huge hit for
her as a solo artist (she was formerly part of the girl group FinKL), and the song has become a symbol of sexiness in Korea.
In fact, I just heard it in a church skit done at a Korean festival last weekend! She has just released her 2nd solo album
Dark Angel. Enjoy the video!
10 Minutes- Music Video (from 2003)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbMNycx7fLI&mode=related&search=Se7en
- He released his first album in 2003 and is known for his dancing.
Performing in April
on SBS- Nan Alayohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Rhr5IwMOL4Bi (Rain)
- One of the major stars of the Korean wave, Bi performed a few months ago in New York City.
He is known for his singing and dancing as well as his acting. He is the star of several dramas. I love to watch him perform!
Do- Music Videohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNYh7K4Zg5A
It’s Raining- performing on SBShttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mbsApFYIx4Buzz
- A K-pop rock group that debuted in 2003, I have their 2nd album Effect and love it. Here is
their performance on KBS’s Open Concert. I like this video because the hangul is in big print and making it easier to
sing along… if you want to practice your Korean.
Coward- live performance- 2005http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SaVuL9STpYKoyote
- This group, made up of 2 guys and 1 girl, has been around since 1999. The main members are
Kim Jong-Min and Shin-Ji, plus a rapper, who has changed through the years. Love this group...my kids love this group. Their
dance music is tons of fun and we listen to them often.
1, 2, 3, 4- Music Videohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mk_Qd7rvmVsSung Si Kyung
- He is a ballad singer that gives me chills when he sings. I have 2 of his albums and
have gone out of my way to study the lyrics, so I can sing along. The music video is one of my favorite songs, but the video
is a little strange! Be sure to check out the English song Try To Remember.
Waewuh doosaeyo- Music Videohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_luMP69MgY&mode=related&search=
Try To Remember- Live Performancehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PibnR_yz51gJewelry
- A girl group that is one of my daughter’s favorites. Superstar was a huge hit for
them in 2005.
Superstar (on KBS Music Bank)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uORuQxZqyXc