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Who are the queens of K-Pop music?

The global explosion of K-Pop in recent years is undeniable. He musical genre of South Korean origin has conquered the youngest audience, even surpassing the reach of the reggaeton currently.

The musical phenomenon emerged in South Korea at the end of the 20th century a mix of pop, hip hop, electronica and R&B. Although it began as a subculture among Asian teenagers, social networks caused it to quickly spread, achieving great popularity throughout the world under a phenomenon called ‘the korean wave’.

These artists usually form bands with numerous members in which they all share a style of music, fashion, choreography and cosmetics very defined and cared for in detail. Becoming an innovative phenomenon and different from what we are used to consuming.

However, the hypersexualized treatment of women and the male monopoly in high places They are real problems that influence and limit opportunities for development and success for women in the music industry.

Although the first large group that inaugurated the phenomenon was Seo Taiji & Boys in 1992, and the best known now is bts (both male bands), it is precisely the women who are increasingly making themselves heard on the South Korean scene.

For fight against the invisibility of female artistsfrom MagasIN we tell you who the queens of K-Pop music of the moment are.


BLΛƆKPIИK is the first and only K-Pop girl group to have managed to enter and top Billboard’s emerging artists charts. Its simple Ice Creama song made in collaboration with Selena Gomez, reached thirteenth position on the Billboard Hot 100 music chart.

Its members are: Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé and Lisa. They debuted on August 8, 2016 with their album Square Onewith which they launched Whistle, their first number one song in South Korea. Blackpink’s influence also extends to fashion, as each member has served as global ambassadors for different luxury brands.

From left to right: Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé and Lisa.


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This girlband he named himself as Twice which in English means “twice” because they wanted to conquer the public both through their eyes and ears. A curious intention that they seem to have fulfilled. The group was born in 2015 thanks to reality show South Korean Sixteen and since then they have not stopped growing.

The nine members: Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Momo, Sana, Jihyo, Mina, Dahyun, Chaeyoung and Tzuyu They debuted with the release of their first mini-album The Story Begins and its simple Like OOH-AAHwhose video clip exceeded 100 million views on YouTube.

From left to right: Jeongyeon, Tzuyu, Jihyo, Momo, Sana, Dahyun, Chaeyoung, Nayeon and Mina.


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Girls’ Generation

Although they emerged in 2007, in 2017 they decided to temporarily separate, and this year they have reunited with one less member. Originally, it was a group of nine members, now it is made up of the artists Taeyeon, Sunny, Tiffany, Hyoyeon, Yuri, Sooyoung, Yoona and Seohyun.

Forever 21 It is his latest proposal to conquer the public again. Previously, they had already managed to position themselves as one of the most popular bands in the South Korean music industry with the singles Tell me your wish either run devil run. Even being named as the group of the nation.

Above: Sunny, Yuri, Yoona, Seohyun and Taeyeon. Below: Sooyoung, Tiffany and Hyoyeon.

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This is a group that has actively fought with their songs to make K-Pop a more feminist genre. In girl crushthe members of Mamamoo sing about self-love and the awkward compliments of strangers on the street: “Pretty and nice words? No, thank you. Maybe that will give me a stomach ache.”

Solar, Moon Byul, Whee In and Hwa Saits members, came to stay in 2014 with their theme Mr. Ambiguous, and they have been able to maintain that success today. Last year they celebrated their return to the stage after the pandemic with a great live show that was broadcast around the world.

From right to left: Hwasa, Wheein, Solar, Moonbyul.

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Red Velvet

This girlband has undergone multiple modifications throughout their career since they debuted in 2014 with their digital single Happiness. Initially there were four members: Irene, Seulgi, Wendy and Joybut a year later he joined the group Yeri.

His most viewed video is bad boy with more than 320 million views on YouTube. And although some of its members are now successful with their work as soloists, the group remains united to continue offering hits to their fans.

From left to right: Yeri, Irene, Seulgi, Joy and Wendy.

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