By Kennita Leon on June 27, 2018
As you may already know, K-pop, which is the abbreviated form of 'Korean popular music' is a musical genre which originated in South Korea. While it does include most, if not all forms of popular music, the term is usually reserved for South Korea's pop music. This genre draws inspiration from a wide range of musical styles around the world and includes everything from rock to folk and hip-hop to electronic dance music. The movement, which began in the mid-1990s grew and has become one of the biggest, if not the biggest musical genre in the country, whose popularity has managed to surpass South Korea's borders and into Japan, the rest of Asia, and even some African countries.
But the music would be nothing without the artists, which is why we're here. We want to find out just how well you know some of the biggest, both literally and figuratively, artists and groups who make the K-pop industry what it is right now. Sure you know the likes of Psy, BTS and Jay Park, but could you identify Winner, Vixx, SHINee, and Ikon if we showed you a picture? It's time to see how much you know about the K-pop genre, so let's see how well you do.