Korean Pop vs Japanese Pop: Which one is your favourite? COMMENT NOW

Korean pop and Japanese pop are one of the most popular pop music genres across the world. Which one do you like the most? Comment below.
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Pop music is a genre of popular music which was originated in mid-1950s. The terms ‘popular music’ and ‘pop music’ are used interchangeably. Earlier, pop and rock were used to define the same genre of music till the 1960s. But now they are completely from each other. Often pop carries some elements of other music like Latin, rock, country, urban, etc.

But it definitely has its own distinct features like short to medium-length songs written in basic format, repeated choruses, melodic tunes, hooks, etc. United States, United Kingdom, France, Australia, Canada are some of the countries that have their own pop music. Among all of them, Korean and Japan are also two of the remarkable names that are highly popular for their pop music. But which one is your favourite one? Is it Korean pop or Japanese pop?

K-Pop vs J-Pop: Which one is more popular in the world?

Korean Pop or K-Pop

Korean pop or K-pop is the popular music genre of South Korea. The modern formation of this music can be traced back to the early 90s. But the term became popular since the 2000s and it replaced another term Gayo, which means domestic pop music of South Korea. The modern form of K-pop music was made popular by one of the Korean pop groups named Seo Taiji and Boys in 1992. They experimented their music with different styles and genres of foreign musical elements to reshape the contemporary music of South Korea.

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Then, the K-pop “Idol” culture became popular because of the boy band H.O.T in 1996. This term refers to the personality who is working in the K-pop industry as a part of a group or solo. Then in 2003, Korean pop started to become popular globally due to TVXQ and BoA. Some of the most popular K-pop bands are BTS, Blackpink, EXO, Red Velvet, GOT7, Big Bang, Seventeen, Mamamoo, TWICE, Tomorrow X Together, etc.

 

Japanese Pop or J-Pop

J-Pop or Japanese pop originated in Japan from the 1990s. Modern Japanese pop was evolved from the traditional Japanese music, but it was also influenced by 1960s pop and rock music of The Beatles and The Beach Boys. And this led to the formation of Japanese rock bands also like Happy End. This band made a fusion of rock and Japanese music in the early 1970s. Later, J-pop was also inspired by new wave and crossover fusion in the late 1970s with the bands of Yellow Magic Orchestra and Southern All Stars.

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Then Eurobeat also inspired Namie Amuro’s music in the early 1990s. Then eventually, Japanese pop replaced Kayokyoku after the 1980s, which was a term for Japanese pop music used between 1920s and 1980s. Technopop, citypop, Shibuya-kei are some of the popular styles of J-Pop. Some of the most popular Japanese pop bands are BNK48, Official HIGE DANdism, JKT48, King Gnu, Nogizaka46, SixTONES, Mrs. Green Apple and others.

Personally, I like Korean pop music a lot especially BTS and TWICE. So, which one is your favourite? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Anonymous 3 weeks ago

To make this article better and more accurate, I would just like to specifically correct that JKT48 and BNK48 are not Japanese groups. They are from Indonesia and Thailand, respectively. They are actually sister groups to AKB48, the Japanese group.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

J-pop is the best. I love SixTONES.

Anonymous 1 month ago

RUSSIA FOR JPOP , KEN HIRAI -BEST OF THE BEST!

Anonymous 1 month ago

K-pop

Anonymous 1 month ago

Kpop

Anonymous 1 month ago

Kpop

Anonymous 1 month ago

K-pop is best

Anonymous 1 month ago

BTS kpop

Anonymous 1 month ago

Love kpop over jpop

Anonymous 1 month ago

Jpop

Anonymous 1 month ago

BTS kpop

Anonymous 1 month ago

I love kpop over jpop

Anonymous 1 month ago

Bts kpop

Anonymous 1 month ago

I love kpop then jpop

Anonymous 1 month ago

BTS,k pop.

Anonymous 1 month ago

I love bts so k-pop

Anonymous 1 month ago

I like kpop, but I choose J-Pop hands down because I love listening to Namie Amuro, Crystal Kay, and Koda Kumi.

Anonymous 1 month ago

K-pop

Anonymous 1 month ago

kpop

Anonymous 1 month ago

Of course KPOP. I love BTS

Anonymous 1 month ago

KPo

Anonymous 1 month ago

Kpop

Anonymous 1 month ago

K pop coz i love bts and infinite

Anonymous 1 month ago

Kpop i love BTS

Anonymous 1 month ago

Kpop obviously,they are just amazing,they are super talented,have great voices and the best of vocalsists as well as rappers and last but not the least BTS who has gone up to the billboard,they are international now but jpop is still there only,I'm not trying to make jpop come down but I'm just tell the people that how far kpop has reached cause of BTS,Any fans of BTS here? My bias is JIMIN,I just love that little mochi!!

Anonymous 1 month ago

You've got rappers as fast as Eminem in Japan. Jpop vocalists are way better I mean way better than K-pop vocalists. Do you know how hard it is to be a jpop fan. They don't release their MV's outside of japan.you can't even find full MV's for their songs outside Japan. They don't care to distribute their music outside of Japan as they make billions in their home country but that's not The case with K-pop. Korea's music market is shit. They can't earn even 10% of their money in Korea. They are doomed if they don't go international. Koreans were really good at marketing mediocre music which uses the same concept over and over and over again.

Anonymous 1 month ago

I prefer k-pop

Anonymous 1 month ago

Kpop

Anonymous 1 month ago

Only Kpop

Anonymous 1 month ago

JPop for me. It has more depth and substance, the majority of their songs does and that's what I focus a lot more as a listener.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Jpop. I love both including kpop especially Mamamoo (queens). However putting the genres in consideration, Jpop is much more diverse. So many different styles that might not seem to work but ends up working so well. That's Jpop

Anonymous 1 month ago

K-pop

Anonymous 1 month ago

I prefer k-pop because of EXO and BTS

Anonymous 1 month ago

K-pop ...Of course...Love BTS

Anonymous 1 month ago

OF COURSE K-POP!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous 1 month ago

Kpop because of EXO and NCT127. They have amazing vocalists and visuals definitely. Haven't really listened to any jpop artists so will give it a try.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Kpop ( bts , exo got7 , day6 )

Anonymous 1 month ago

K-pop

Anonymous 1 month ago

Koop because of BTS

Anonymous 1 month ago

Always k-pop bys

Anonymous 1 month ago

K- Pop!

Anonymous 1 month ago

I like k-pop more as BTS mainly belong from there

Anonymous 1 month ago

K-pop is the best

Anonymous 1 month ago

K-pop!

Anonymous 1 month ago

Kpop sounds like USpop in Korean. Jpop has more variety and you need to look for what you like. There will be lots that you will find to be fantastic.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Kpop because of BTS lol, all the great bands prior to that, paved the way, for the current bands like BTS to be what they are now. kpop 1990s,produced alot of great kpop music, it would be nice and maybe a great thing for fans of kpop because of BTS, to listen to some of the earlier kpop bands and then you can truly say that you love kpop, rather than loving just one group.

Anonymous 1 month ago

BOTH ARE TRASH

Anonymous 1 month ago

Jpop is nice and all but they kinda give off a candy land sweet kindergarten cutesy vibe.. While Kpop gives of all different vibes.... So Obviously Kpop

Anonymous 1 month ago

That just means that that's the only jpop you've heard. There's so much more out there

Anonymous 1 month ago

That just means that thats the only jpop you've listened to. I like both but I have found so many different types of jpop compared to kpop

Anonymous 1 month ago

K Pop

Anonymous 1 month ago

K Pop

Anonymous 1 month ago

Oky... First never heard of j_pop only kpop n I love it soooo much ❤❤

Anonymous 1 month ago

I would have to say kpop cause it's something that has been popular world wide and after BTS people have gone crazy about it and so have I and jpop is just not there on my list it must be in other people's but not mine

Anonymous 1 month ago

I prefer J-POP. Especially new girls formations which have grandios shows and sound is very interesting: Nogizaka46, Hinatazaka46 etc.

Anonymous 1 month ago

K-POP ❤❤❤❤

Anonymous 1 month ago

Honestly I love BTS, I've never even Heard of j-pop music

Anonymous 1 month ago

I honestly dont enjoy listening to pop, so neither.

Anonymous 1 month ago

K-pop for sure❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Anonymous 1 month ago

As long as it's TWICE. I am totally fine with both genre.

Anonymous 1 month ago

i dont speak japanese and my English is not very good so korean music because i understand

Anonymous 1 month ago

Kpop

Anonymous 1 month ago

Kpop

Anonymous 1 month ago

one and only kpop.. recently addicted on bts ❤️

Anonymous 1 month ago

J-pop is fine. But when it comes to entertainment value, J-pop is kindergarten concert compared to K-pop.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Lol.. ever seen how a jpop concert looks like? They can beat your fav Group anyday. Try asking blackpink on how miserably they got owned by jpop last year.

Anonymous 1 month ago

K-POP

Anonymous 1 month ago

Kpop

Anonymous 1 month ago

kpop for life

Anonymous 1 month ago

Kpop

Anonymous 1 month ago

kpop bts

Anonymous 1 month ago

OBVIOUSLY KPOP

Anonymous 1 month ago

K POP (bts)

Anonymous 1 month ago

K POP !!!!!! (BTS×ARMY)

Anonymous 1 month ago

K-pop!!!!

Anonymous 1 month ago

K-pop is the best ( BTS )

Anonymous 1 month ago

For me its an obvious k pop.....bts.....

Anonymous 1 month ago

KPOP forever

Anonymous 1 month ago

KPOP is the best❤❤

Anonymous 1 month ago

KPOP ofc Bts and blackpink and twice and txt etc

Anonymous 1 month ago

Kpop of course #army

Anonymous 1 month ago

K pop

Anonymous 1 month ago

Kpop, BTS, the boys etc

Anonymous 1 month ago

I love Kpop . ARMY forever .

Anonymous 1 month ago

K-pop forever ❣

Anonymous 1 month ago

Kpop bts

Anonymous 1 month ago

None other than K-Pop

Anonymous 1 month ago

Ofc Kpop #Armyblink

Anonymous 1 month ago

Of course kpop

Anonymous 1 month ago

This has got to be the worst researched article ever made. Even from the get go, the articles has been so biased to state their preference. And why pit these genres against eqch other in the first place? They have unique audiences that go for unique experiences. Why push then against one another? Its a never ending debate which will only cause feud. This article has no valid point. With so many RABID fans out there, its no wonder your comment section looks like a massacre site. smh

Anonymous 1 month ago

K-pop yehhhhh......

Anonymous 1 month ago

K pop as I am a BTS ARMY

Anonymous 1 month ago

K pop

Anonymous 1 month ago

Kpop is the best

Anonymous 1 month ago

Korean-pop

Anonymous 1 month ago

I like both! J-Pop was there first before K-Pop, so I started with J-Pop like SMAP, Ken Hirai, Mika Nakashima, etc. Now I also like K-pop (mainly GOT7). J-Pop has more varieties & diversities. K-Pop is more uniformed, but has great vocals & dancing. Oh, I love J-Rock too!

Anonymous 1 month ago

Though kpop is more popular across the world but I prefer jpop

Anonymous 1 month ago

K-pop is the best. BTS is my inspiration. Love you BTS.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Both

Anonymous 1 month ago

Both as bcz k pop singers also make songs in j pop .

Anonymous 1 month ago

Kpop

Anonymous 1 month ago

Love K-pop forever love v forever

Anonymous 1 month ago

K-pop forever bts army I love Kim tae hyung

Anonymous 1 month ago

OBVIOUSLY K-POP! I'm army and blink!I can't live without K-Pop

Anonymous 1 month ago

Kpop ofc

Anonymous 1 month ago

I definitely have no right to judge J-Pop since I haven't listened to the music before. I'm sure J-Pop has its own talented and amazing artists, but as an individual I think I just prefer K-Pop. Blackpink and BTS are my life! I also like Everglow, Itzy, MCND, Twice, Red Velvet,(G) I-dle (but not that much), Sunmi.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Korean pop is the best

Anonymous 1 month ago

Kpop

Anonymous 1 month ago

K-pop

Anonymous 1 month ago

Kpop is best as compared to jpop

Anonymous 1 month ago

I love kpop because they are best

Anonymous 1 month ago

KPOP

Anonymous 1 month ago

Kkkkkkkkkkpop

Anonymous 1 month ago

Kpop

Anonymous 1 month ago

K pop

Anonymous 1 month ago

Former KPop fan since some of its senior groups were disbanded (SNSD, Kara, etc.) although I've listened to songs from Blackpink, TWICE but occasionally. 2018 is the exact year where I transitioned from KPop to JPop and for me, JPop is more diverse in terms of its music and JPop is more than your usual AKB48 and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu-type of music. JPop is not actually boring unless your usual mindset about JPop is singing teenagers wearing two-piece in the beach like AKB48. Note: BNK48 is not a Japanese girl group but rather a subsidiary of AKB48's sister group outside Japan. BNK means Bangkok (Thailand) where the sister group is located. The same thing with JKT48 (Jakarta, Indonesia) and MNL48 (Manila, Philippines).

Anonymous 1 month ago

Kpop it's the best in the world I am BTS army from India:)

Anonymous 1 month ago

Kpop

Anonymous 1 month ago

Kpop

Anonymous 1 month ago

Jpop

Anonymous 1 month ago

When you realise mostly comments supporting jpop gets thumb downs, you know what kind of people are in the other team :x

Anonymous 1 month ago

People really pressed that someone else has a different opinion

Anonymous 1 month ago

I prefer kpop

Anonymous 1 month ago

K -pop

Anonymous 1 month ago

I love J-Pop. J-Pop is different. But I like K-Pop too.

Anonymous 1 month ago

K-pop,especially BTS :)

Anonymous 1 month ago

I prefer k pop

Anonymous 1 month ago

definately kpop. I love BTS!

Anonymous 1 month ago

K pop

Anonymous 1 month ago

Kpop

Anonymous 1 month ago

K-pop

Anonymous 1 month ago

I love both genres, especially BTS, Radwimps and Kenshi Yonezu. I really dont think music has to be differentiated on the basis of genres..... Just my personal opinion ....

Anonymous 1 month ago

K pop

Anonymous 1 month ago

K POP

Anonymous 1 month ago

Actually I haven't heard any jpop band or their songs...so I won't say which one is better! But I am a kpop fan. An AROHA here ◉‿◉

Anonymous 1 month ago

Bts K-pop

Anonymous 1 month ago

SixTONES

Anonymous 1 month ago

Kpop EXO

Anonymous 1 month ago

They look like 7 women. Not attractive at all.

Anonymous 1 month ago

No

Anonymous 1 month ago

Wow i mean just wow! What makes u think that they are women ...did u ever saw their body being same as that of a women ??? If no then I think that they aren't women don't u think so ?? N if u really think by applying some makeup they become women then it's a complete shame on u .... First go and see who they really are.. n don't talk rubbish without correct info...

Anonymous 1 month ago

I don't think you have the right to judge them like that... Just because they use make-up doesn't mean that they are girls. Is looking good only for the female population? I really don't get it. Maybe you should try to listen to their music and find out a bit more about them first. I'm sure you will find their music extremely captivating and catchy. If it just isn't your taste, then it's totally fine. You'd not need to hate on something just because you don't like it :)

Anonymous 1 month ago

You are just a jealous b***h coz girls drool over the each of'em.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Kpop mamamoo Momoland Itzy Is a best

Anonymous 1 month ago

K-pop always......army BTS

Anonymous 1 month ago

JPop s/o Scandal Teriyaki boys Minami and Asian Kung-fu Generation

Anonymous 1 month ago

K-pop

Anonymous 1 month ago

K - pop

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