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Posted by jennywill Saturday, November 28, 2020

BTS, Seventeen, IZ*ONE, TWICE, and others listed as 'J-pop' on Melon?

AKP STAFF

Fans noticed that various Korean artists were being categorized as 'J-pop' on Korea's biggest stream site Melon.

SBS News reported that if you searched various Korean artists on Melon, including big names such as BTSTWICESeventeen, and IZ*ONE, they were categorized as 'J-pop'. When contacted by SBS, Melon said, "We are not categorizing them into K-pop and J-pop. They are listed as such if they have Japanese albums. If you go into their details, they are listed as 'Korean boy group'."

However, SBS noted that other streaming sites such as Bugs and Genie did not make this categorization and that it was easily mistakable to users, especially since Japanese artists are also marked as 'J-pop'. The confusion is already happening, as fans who are noticing that their artists are being listed as 'J-pop' are wondering why the Korean artists are being categorized as such.

Do you think Melon should change this?

  1. BTS
  2. IZ*ONE
  3. Seventeen
  4. TWICE
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nina97x7,493 pts Sunday, November 29, 2020 0
Sunday, November 29, 2020

I would understand if it were their Japanese albums were listed as j-pop. But to categorize an entire group as J-pop is a bit strange.

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tagnol8209 pts Sunday, November 29, 2020 3
Sunday, November 29, 2020

Izone is both a jpop and kpop artist tho...

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