K-pop is a music genre created in South Korea approximately in the 1990s. The groups are mainly made up of girls or boys, there are only a few solo singers: Seo Taji and the boys, H.O.T. and S.E.S. Scroll down to learn a bit of the new 'music style' beginnings!
1. Seo Taiji and Boys (1992)
Seo Taji is considered the leader of K-pop. When he and the boys (a group of three) started singing K-pop it was considered an alternative to Korean traditional music.
2. H.O.T. (1996)
H.O.T. is the acronym for 'High-Five of Teenagers'. They started using the initials to make it easier for everybody to remember them. The band is considered as the first idol group and the first in which the members were brought to gather by a company: SM Entertainment.
3. S.E.S. (1997)
It is considered H.O.T counterpart. The members of the group were also united and chosen by SM Entertainment.
This is just the beginning, where the magic begun. Let's watch “Nan Arayo” and see if there is a resemblance with today's K-pop. I believe it was a necessary step to take in order to be where we are: at K-pop summit!