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Sunday, October 02, 2011

K-Pop Challenges P-Pop

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the quality of Filipino music is known world-wide and is appreciated by different races. We have a lot of superb singers like Charice Pempengco, Vanessa Ann Hudgens, Bruno Mars, etc. who had created their own names in Hollywood. But, as the dynamic evolution of world music changes, the transition turns no to the side of Korean Pop Music (K-Pop) as the genre of choice by fans of different age groups. Truly, K-Pop invasion or Hallyu is now contemporary. SHINee, Super Junior, 2PM, Big Bang, U-KISS, 2NE1, 4 Minute, Girl's Generation, and F(x) are just some of the names that are celebrated across the globe. Because of this phenomenon, Philippine Pop industry (P-Pop) was challenged on how to go with the flow of today's generation. Party Pilipinas of GMA7 introduced XLR8, RPM, and Pop Girls that exposed the alleged adaptation of Filipino music to the "uso" in South Korea. Since we are just new in this genre, there are a lot of improvements that must be done in order to enhance their performances like musicality, choreography, costumes, and versatility. Recently, the same TV program launches Down to Mars which until know doesn't have their own album. The success of K-Pop is not only evident in the Philippines but also in their neighboring countries like Japan (J-Pop), Taiwan (T-Pop) and China. Can we really go beyond the popularity of K-Pop? Can we be ahead of their charisma, fame, and talent? You decide...