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Why does Korean Pop feature so much backbreaking, grueling dancing?

This was going to be just a comment, but I'm going to put it in the answer space & take the downvotes like a grown-up ;) If you want the cynical answer, it's because there's so little actual ...
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Why does Korean Pop feature so much backbreaking, grueling dancing?

Music and dance have always been closely aligned, from folk traditions around the world, to the gavottes and minuets of the classical tradition, to the frenzied moshing of modern EDM concerts. It's ...
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Is Kpop in English still Kpop?

Merriam-Webster defines K-pop as follows: popular music originating in South Korea and encompassing a variety of styles Hence, the language used does not really matter; It could be in German, and if ...
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What's the difference between the "main" and "lead" roles in KPop?

The term 'lead' in 'lead vocal' in KPOP actually means 'guide'. The main parts (or let us say, the heavy/difficult parts and chorus) usually belong to main vocalists, while the lead vocalists often ...
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Extra audience lyrics in a K-Pop song?

I know this answer is way late, but in case you're still wondering, that audience chanting/singing part is called the "fanchant". Kpop songs often have an official fanchant, usually taught to fans by ...
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Extra audience lyrics in a K-Pop song?

For a recent song, Tulips, the band has released a video with "응원법", which Google translates to "Cheering" or "Support method". The video has playback of the song, and the band members are doing the ...
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Should Kpop be regarded as separate music genre?

There is no clear unique definition of what music "genre" is, but the music industry, the media and fans refer to K-pop as musical cultural movement with a distinct identity, so that makes ...
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Should Kpop be regarded as separate music genre?

This is an older question, but I stumbled across it and while Jose's answer touches on this, but I wanted to expand a bit. K-Pop isn't a single different genre musically, it incorporates a lot of ...
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Does this type of chinese pop have a genre name?

As the title of this video is, it is a compilation of ballad CPOP. As far as I know there is not a specific genre for such works besides 'CPOP' and 'ballad', however, I recognized there are some house ...
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What's the difference between the "main" and "lead" roles in KPop?

The main vocalist usually receives the majority of vocal lines per song, especially the most challenging ones, because of their broad and steady vocal range. They often support the lead vocalist ...
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What kind of music do people born in the late 80's listen to now?

Your own musical journey might not be as unusual as you assume. A recent study showed that teenagers tend to like the music that is most popular at that moment, whereas people's tastes get less ...
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