The music trade has suffered loads from the COVID-19 pandemic, however the Korean scene nonetheless had loads to indicate the viewers regardless of all of the circumstances.
- Dreamcatcher – Dystopia : The Tree of Language
One of essentially the most uncommon girl-band ideas rocked with their first Korean full-length album named Dystopia: The Tree of Language and lead single Scream. The ladies have some of the lovely fantasy ideas of Korean girl-bands and this yr made an actual breakthrough regardless of their debut in 2017.
- NCT 127 – NCT #127 Neo Zone
The largest venture by SM Entertainment did actually good work this yr with all their items – NCT Dream, WayV, and NCT 2020. But nonetheless essentially the most spectacular and energetic was Neo Zone by NCT 127 unit as many followers actually wanted some combating spirit at first of the yr and purchased the vibe with the lead single Kick It.
- (G)I-DLE – I belief
Another atmospheric girl-band – (G)I-DLE, which isn’t solely producing its personal albums and songs, but additionally will not be afraid to experiment in visuals. This yr the band made an enormous breakthrough with two singles from the album Lion and Oh my God (the music video for which was nominated for 2020 MTV Video Music Award for Best Ok-Pop Video).
- Agust D – D-2
The second mixtape by a member of Ok-Pop phenomenon BTS Suga with the lead single Daechwita which was launched in May 2020. Four years since August D’s first solo launch in 2016, the favored rapper made a standard Korean-themed launch with a contemporary temper. The complete mixtape displays the rapper’s standpoint and his progress as an individual and artist since 2016.
- Stray Kids – Go Live
This yr JYP’s Entertainment Stray Kids launched their first studio album known as Go Live with lead viral track God’s Menu as a lead single. The track instantly captured the eye of Ok-Pop followers for its catchy melody, and band-member Felix’s deep voice saying “Cooking like a chef, I’m a five-star Michelin” introduced the group new followers.
- Iz*One – Oneiric Diary
Debuted again in 2018 by means of the Produce 48 actuality survival present, this girl-band went by means of fairly a troublesome time, beginning in 2019, concerned in vote-rigging by Mnet. Yet they had been sturdy sufficient to deliver some summer time vibes with their comeback Oneiric Diary and the lead single Secret Story of the Swan.
- Blackpink – The Album
Beloved by hundreds of thousands, Blackpink, whose comeback has been impatiently awaited by followers for nearly a yr since Kill this Love in 2019, triumphantly went by means of charts proper as much as first place even earlier than their comeback had peaked. The lead single How you want that, which was launched a few months earlier than the entire album, proved the facility of Blackpink on the Korean stage as they instantly broke a number of Youtube data, comparable to one of many most-liked movies on YouTube with greater than 17 million likes.
- Taemin – Never Gonna Dance Again
Third Korean studio album by Shinee’s youngest member was divided into two acts and had a number of lead singles, however essentially the most wonderful and highly effective, proving Taemin’s unimaginable expertise, are Criminal and Idea. From comeback to comeback, this artist improves himself to a different degree and attracts a whole lot of consideration for being a novel solo singer. Visuals and ideas he depicts in his profession have individuality, but are certain in one story – that solely Taemin can mirror.