The Rise Of K-Pop: 10 Must-Hear Bands (PHOTOS)

Becky Bain | August 17, 2011 5:54 pm

South Korea is quickly becoming the new home of catchy pop music. K-Pop has already taken Asia by storm, and the phenomenon is steadily making its way to the US with acts like Wonder Girls, 2NE1 and BIGBANG working on English language debuts. Given the genre’s growing popularity, we thought it was about time to introduce you to some of K-Pop’s biggest names. On this occasion, we limited ourselves strictly to bands, since not only is the proliferation and success of boy bands and girl groups one of the defining features of the Korean pop scene, these artists also encapsulate everything we love about K-Pop — quirky costumes, mind-boggling choreography and ever-changing line-ups!