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Things We Learned About K-Pop In the First Quarter of 2017

By Patrick_Magee   Monday, April 24, 2017   179,984   2,206   0
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What Q1 2017 Shows About K-Pop's Direction
With the start of each year in K-pop comes a slew of new trends, sounds, concepts, and debuts. Legends come back to the stage, indie stars break out, established artists try new styles and hit-makers keep making hits. With Q1 of 2017 officially drawn to a close, we've assembled a list of songs that we think show what K-pop will be like for the rest of the year. There's always room for surprises, but here's what we found so far!

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  1. Sechskies
  2. Minzy
  3. Big Bang
  4. EXID
  5. IU
  6. Tablo
  7. WINNER
  8. TWICE
  9. hyukoh
  10. PRISTIN


saranghae_3 Thursday, April 27, 2017

What's with the Sechskies tag?

ZoLee Tuesday, April 25, 2017

10) BTS sells out internationally

kyunyan ZoLee Saturday, April 29, 2017

But we knew that since last year...

eun_mi1234 Tuesday, April 25, 2017

U missed out highlgiht!

Jaraiya_Ero Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Well done Minzy, I hope Lee Hi will be able to do likewise...

johnnyvvlog Tuesday, April 25, 2017

I'm so proud of Minzy <3

BABYzz_ARMY Tuesday, April 25, 2017

best composed song "wee woo" ???? really AKP ???

kyunyan BABYzz_ARMY Saturday, April 29, 2017

Swallow it.

Broken_Red Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Which group started the 2nd half?

LBZBeast Tuesday, April 25, 2017

"Nugu Groups Aren't 2B UNDERESTIMATED" but AKP calls "Wee Woo" "one of the BEST composed songs of theYEAR" when in fact we're only into the 2nd quarter of 2017? This is unjustified superlative. Don't you think, AKP, you're promoting Pristin too much by picturing them as "RELATIVELY UKNOWN" and portraying them untruthfully as underdogs when in fact they just debuted actually? (How could anyone have known them before?) Also don't you think, AKP, you're OVERESTIMATING new groups in fact? And that's why many Kpop fans feel alienated because the established and really gifted Kpop acts that belong however to small agencies don't get promoted as much as the veteran and NEW ACTS belonging to the Big 3. I mean, AKP, don't you think your list is too YG-focused? Minzy (I love her and 2Ne1 let me point out) has been launched as solo in April--so technically she's in the 2nd quarter--but her solo gets included as a major development in the first quarter based on your list!

AngelOfLight Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Why is there no "HIGHLIGHT CAN STAND ON THEIR OWN WITHOUT CUBE ENT. AND WIN 8 AWARDS ON MUSIC SHOWS" ???

eun_mi1234 AngelOfLight Tuesday, April 25, 2017

IKR!!!

cjh_forever Tuesday, April 25, 2017

how you calling PRISTIN a nugu group when they just debuted .... of course they're unknown. and the phrase "nugu group" is offensive. please stop.

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