Thank you for bringing this up. While I am happy at PSY success I am not sure he is the right guy to be promoting K-Pop. It's playing on stereotypes which most people see as a joke and not taking him seriously. PSY is a legitimate artist who writes & produces his own music yet I wonder how much this is going to hurt K-Pop? Having been around K-Pop well before the Korean wave. I can say that current Idol fans are missing a lot. There are some very ligimte soloist which I feel have far more talent then most groups do. Don't get me wrong I love 2NE1, Wondergirls, Miss A, Sistar, BEG, AfterSchool, BigBang etc. <br />
Although what about E.via, Tasha, Lee Hyori, Chae Yeon, Lexy, Elle, Se7en, Rain, Boa, Younha, G NA, Jang geun Suk,Lena Park, Gummy and IU just to name a few. This shows you pretty clearly that K-Pop isn't putting all it's cards on the table. Japan as well has some great J-Artists which could be just as big here. SoulHead, Lecca, AI, Origa, Hime, Koda Kumi, Namie Amuro, X-Japan, Bennie K, HeartsDales, Exist-trance, Aural Vampire, Hiromi, M-Flo, Lisa, Yuna Ito, Suki, Taia, Crystal Kay & of coarse Utada under better management etc etc etc. So to answer you question that is a resounding yes! I just hope people can see there is more to K-Pop then Gangnam Style, just saying.
I just watch the girl groups to see cute Korean girls bouncing around on stage.
YES YES YES YES YES! Although i love Psy so much and i am very happy that he mae people from around the world aware of kpop, i must tell you how annoyd i am of those people who think they are kpop experts trying to teach me a lesson about kpop when i hav been a kpop fan since 2009. I get so annoyed thinking about how many times over the years hwne i said that i love kpop and they go "these guys look so gay" and now they go i love kpop soooo much. I know i'm going off topic but grrrr seriously it annoyes me so much haha. Seriously, do you guys who claim to be kpop lovers bcaus of gangnam style know any other songs or even groups? do you know BIG BANG, INFINITE, BTOB, 2NE1, EPIK HIGH, FT-ISLAND, CNBLUE, SUPER JUNIOR, SS501, NU'EST, B.A.P, MISSA, F(X), GIRLS GENERATION, WONDERGIRLS, U-KISS, 2AM, 2PM, SHINEE, BoA, LED APPLE, MBLAQ, BEAST, BROWN EYED GIRLS...ETC.<br />
gosh haha excuse my rant. Now i lov Psy cuz he is super cool and i love gnagnam style and ihe deserves every bit of this fam and i am so happy that he was the one to spread kpop all over the world, it's just all these ignorant and pretend know it alls that annoyes th hell out of me.
i was a fan long before gangnam style.....i've always had huge respect for psy but i feel like people don't take kpop serious because of his song being popular (i actually preferred "right now" over "gangnam style" to be honest lol)
I love kpop. I like Big Bang (esp G-Dragon's newest stuff), Rain, Jay Park, 2NE1, boA, etc. Anything that sounds good really.
Yep. Its silly.
I actually prefer J-pop.. :b