Ultrabook Project in Seoul: will.i.am with 2NE1 K-Pop music stars
While in Seoul, South Korea for the Ultrabook Project tour, will.i.am and 2NE1 used the Ultrabook to create some original K-Pop style music. If you’re not familiar K-Pop (or Korean pop music), you will be soon. K-Pop is both a Korean music sensation as well as a fan culture that’s taking the world by storm. Known for its electrifying, dance-friendly beats, K-Pop has captured the hearts of Korean teens for generations.
The history of Korean pop music is not very old. You can see its roots only since the 1920s and 1930s with a style of music called Trot and later with Western influences in the 1950s. In more recent years, K-pop shows a cross among various genres including pop, dance, electropop, hip hop, rock, R&B, and electronic. Young artists who want to make it in the industry will try and get recognized by talent agencies who nurture up-and-coming singers with voice, language, dance and image advice.
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