UK fashion magazine GQ Magazine UK released a list of their “game-changers from a decade of K-Pop“.
If you’d mentioned K-pop to anyone in the West in the first half of this decade, there was every chance they’d have looked at you blankly. South Korea’s boy and girl pop groups were beloved by millions for videos that ranged from the sublime to the surreal and their bold combination of genres – from hip-hop to Latin to EDM – but beyond Asia, they were little known.
Below is the list as ompiled by GQ that they feel is the best of the decade:
2010: “Lucifer” by SHINee
2011: “I Am The Best” by 2NE1
2012: “Warrior” by B.A.P
2013: “Growl” by EXO
2014: “Catallena” by ORANGE CARAMEL
2015: “Dumb Dumb” by Red Velvet
2016: “Blood Sweat & Tears” by BTS
2017: “Energetic” by Wanna One
2018: “DDU-DU DD-DU” by BLACKPINK
2019: “Crown” by TXT
What do you think? Do you agree with their choices?