K-pop had a year of change in 2021, with scandals, break-ups, record-breaking sales and plenty of new talent. K-pop girl group IVE debuted in 2021. Photo: @ivestarship/Instagram
K-pop had a year of change in 2021, with scandals, break-ups, record-breaking sales and plenty of new talent. K-pop girl group IVE debuted in 2021. Photo: @ivestarship/Instagram

2021 in K-pop: a world of change, from BTS label’s merger to Seungri’s jailing, Gfriend’s break-up and record album sales

  • It has been a tumultuous year for K-pop, with labels looking to the West for new business, bands breaking up and new groups debuting
  • K-pop is preparing for when the pandemic is over, and we can only expect its popularity to keep increasing

Topic |   K-pop, Mandopop and other Asian pop
K-pop had a year of change in 2021, with scandals, break-ups, record-breaking sales and plenty of new talent. K-pop girl group IVE debuted in 2021. Photo: @ivestarship/Instagram
K-pop had a year of change in 2021, with scandals, break-ups, record-breaking sales and plenty of new talent. K-pop girl group IVE debuted in 2021. Photo: @ivestarship/Instagram
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