The mainstream K-Pop takeover has been on the rise for a long time. Of BTS and SEVENTEEN at NOIRPINK and TRI.BE, artists of the genre have played a role in redefining performance standards with lineups loaded to the brim with rappers, singers, dancers and performers ticking every box. Then there are the solo acts – some that emerge from massive bands and others that isolated themselves from the very beginning.
For those late to the party, a new K-Pop Hot Hits playlist featuring releases from some of the genre’s biggest bands is the perfect place to dive headfirst into a crash course in some of the best K-Pop. -Pop has to offer.
The collection highlights important releases from PSY, the artist who started a global sensation with viral hits like “Gangnam Styleand “Gentlemen,” now fresh off the release of their ninth studio album. For the record, PSY teamed up with BTS powerhouse SUGA, who performed and produced “That That.”
There are also appearances from (G)I-DLE, the multinational girl group whose hits like “TOMBOY” and “HWAAmade them one of the best-selling girl groups in South Korea. Quadrilingual powerhouse TRI.BE joins them on the playlist with the Coke Studio Session of “A kind of magic“, a thrilling cover of the emblematic title of Queen.
Elsewhere, PENTAGON scores with “Daisy” as highlights appear from Miso (“Alone”), Red Museum (“Dancing in the Rain”), DEAN (“Instagram”), 2NE1 (“I Am The Best) and BLACKPINK’s JENNIE (“Solo”).
With infectious music carrying depth in their lyrics, K-Pop artists have raised the bar of performance with an ingrained dedication to their craft.