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Index K-pop

K-pop (abbreviation of Korean pop) characterized by a wide variety of audiovisual elements. [1]

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Abbey Road Studios

Abbey Road Studios (formerly known as EMI Recording Studios) is a recording studio at 3 Abbey Road, St John's Wood, City of Westminster, London, England.

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Abracadabra (Brown Eyed Girls song)

"Abracadabra" (Hangul: 아브라카다브라) is a song by Korean girl group Brown Eyed Girls.

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AccorHotels Arena

AccorHotels Arena (originally known as Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy and formerly known as Bercy Arena) is an indoor sports arena and concert hall, that is located on boulevard de Bercy, in the 12th arrondissement of Paris, France.

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Acoustic guitar

An acoustic guitar is a guitar that produces sound acoustically by transmitting the vibration of the strings to the air—as opposed to relying on electronic amplification (see electric guitar).

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African-American culture

African-American culture, also known as Black-American culture, refers to the contributions of African Americans to the culture of the United States, either as part of or distinct from mainstream American culture.

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After School (band)

After School (Hangul: 애프터스쿨) is a South Korean girl group formed by Pledis Entertainment with an admissions and graduation concept.

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Agence France-Presse

Agence France-Presse (AFP) is an international news agency headquartered in Paris, France.

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Ahn Jae-wook

Ahn Jae-wook (born September 12, 1971) is a South Korean actor and singer.

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Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam (born April 16, 1973), better known as Akon, is an American singer, songwriter, businessman, record producer and actor of Senegalese descent.

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Alibaba Group

Alibaba Group Holding Limited is a Chinese multinational e-commerce, retail, Internet, AI and technology conglomerate founded in 1999 that provides consumer-to-consumer, business-to-consumer and business-to-business sales services via web portals, as well as electronic payment services, shopping search engines and cloud computing services.

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Allkpop (stylized as allkpop) is an English-language, US-based Korean pop blog launched on October 30, 2007, and based in Edgewater, New Jersey.

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American Music Award

The American Music Awards (AMAs) is an annual American music awards show, created by Dick Clark in 1973 for ABC when the network's contract to air the Grammy Awards expired.

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American popular music

American popular music has had a profound effect on music across the world.

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Anaheim, California

Anaheim (pronounced) is a city in Orange County, California, part of the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

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ARIA Charts

The ARIA Charts are the main Australian music sales charts, issued weekly by the Australian Recording Industry Association.

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Arirang TV is a global, English-language television network based in Seoul, South Korea.

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Arturo Montiel

Arturo Montiel Rojas (born October 15, 1943) is a Mexican politician affiliated with the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI).

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AsiaOne is a news and lifestyle aggregator of the Singapore Press Holdings, available on a variety of online platforms.

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Audiovisual (AV) means possessing both a sound and a visual component, such as slide-tape presentations, films, television programs, church services and live theater productions.

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Austin, Texas

Austin is the capital of the U.S. state of Texas and the seat of Travis County, with portions extending into Hays and Williamson counties.

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B.A.P (South Korean band)

B.A.P (Korean: 비에이피; an acronym for Best Absolute Perfect) is a South Korean boy group formed in 2012 under TS Entertainment.

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Baby Vox

Baby V.O.X (베이비복스) was a South Korean female K-pop group that formed in 1997.

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Ban Ki-moon

Ban Ki-moon (born 13 June 1944) is a South Korean politician and diplomat who was the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 2007 to December 2016.

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Bangkok is the capital and most populous city of the Kingdom of Thailand.

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Barack Obama

Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is an American politician who served as the 44th President of the United States from January 20, 2009, to January 20, 2017.

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Bass guitar

The bass guitar (also known as electric bass, or bass) is a stringed instrument similar in appearance and construction to an electric guitar, except with a longer neck and scale length, and four to six strings or courses.

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The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster.

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Beautiful Show

Beautiful Show is the first world tour held by South Korean boy group Beast.

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Belfast (is the capital city of Northern Ireland, located on the banks of the River Lagan on the east coast of Ireland.

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Berliner Zeitung

The Berliner Zeitung (Berlin Newspaper) is a German daily newspaper based in Berlin, Germany.

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Big Bang (South Korean band)

Big Bang is a South Korean boy band formed by YG Entertainment.

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Big Hit Entertainment

Big Hit Entertainment, or BigHit, is a South Korean entertainment company established in 2005 by Bang Si-hyuk.

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Billboard (magazine)

Billboard (styled as billboard) is an American entertainment media brand owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries.

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Billboard 200

The Billboard 200 is a record chart ranking the 200 most popular music albums and EPs in the United States.

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Billboard charts

The Billboard charts tabulate the relative weekly popularity of singles or albums in the United States and elsewhere.

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Billboard Hot 100

The Billboard Hot 100 is the music industry standard record chart in the United States for songs, published weekly by Billboard magazine.

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Billboard K-Town

Billboard K-Town is an online magazine column presented weekly, on various days, by ''Billboard'' on its Billboard.com site.

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Billboard Music Award

The Billboard Music Award is an honor given by Billboard, a publication and music popularity chart covering the music business.

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Billboard Music Award for Top Social Artist

The following is a list with the ''Billboard'' Music Award winners for Top Social Artist.

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Bloomberg Businessweek

Bloomberg Businessweek is an American weekly business magazine published by Bloomberg L.P. Businessweek was founded in 1929.

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A blouse is a loose-fitting upper garment that was formerly worn by workmen, peasants, artists, women, and children.

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Kwon Bo-ah (권보아, born November 5, 1986), known professionally as BoA, is a South Korean singer, dancer, composer and actress active in South Korea and Japan.

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Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman, May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, author, and painter who has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than five decades.

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Brown Eyed Girls

The Brown Eyed Girls (Hangul: 브라운 아이드 걸스, Japanese: ブラウン・アイド・ガールズ), often abbreviated as B.E.G., BG or 브아걸 (beu-ah-geol) is a South Korean girl group managed by Mystic Entertainment.

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BTS (band)

BTS, also known as the Bangtan Boys, is a seven-member South Korean boy band formed by Big Hit Entertainment.

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Bubblegum pop

Bubblegum pop (also known as bubblegum music or simply bubblegum) is a genre of pop music with an upbeat sound contrived and marketed to appeal to pre-teens and teenagers, which may be produced in an assembly-line process, driven by producers and often using unknown singers.

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Bucket hat

A bucket hat (variations of which include the fisherman's hat, Irish country hat and session hat) is a hat with a wide, downward-sloping brim.

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Busan, formerly known as Pusan and now officially is South Korea's second most-populous city after Seoul, with a population of over 3.5 million inhabitants.

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Caracol Televisión

Caracol Televisión is a Colombian private national television network, owned by the Santo Domingo Group.

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Carnegie Hall

Carnegie Hall (but more commonly) is a concert venue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, United States, located at 881 Seventh Avenue, occupying the east side of Seventh Avenue between West 56th Street and West 57th Street, two blocks south of Central Park.

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Cho Yong-pil

Cho Yong-pil (born March 21, 1950) is a South Korean pop singer who is considered one of the most influential figures in Korean popular music.

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Choreography is the art or practice of designing sequences of movements of physical bodies (or their depictions) in which motion, form, or both are specified.

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Cinema of Korea

The term "Cinema of Korea" (or "Korean cinema") encompasses the motion picture industries of North and South Korea.

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CL (singer)

Lee Chae-rin (born on February 26, 1991), better known by her stage name CL, is a South Korean singer-songwriter and rapper.

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Classical music

Classical music is art music produced or rooted in the traditions of Western culture, including both liturgical (religious) and secular music.

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CNBC is an American basic cable, internet and satellite business news television channel that is owned by NBCUniversal News Group, a division of NBCUniversal, with both being ultimately owned by Comcast.

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Colonialism is the policy of a polity seeking to extend or retain its authority over other people or territories, generally with the aim of developing or exploiting them to the benefit of the colonizing country and of helping the colonies modernize in terms defined by the colonizers, especially in economics, religion and health.

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Column (periodical)

A column is a recurring piece or article in a newspaper, magazine or other publication, where a writer expresses their own opinion in few columns allotted to them by the newspaper organisation.

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Contemporary folk music

Contemporary folk music refers to a wide variety of genres that emerged in the mid 20th century and afterwards which were associated with traditional folk music.

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Contemporary R&B

Contemporary R&B (also known as simply R&B), is a music genre that combines elements of rhythm and blues, pop, soul, funk, hip hop, and electronic music.

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Cosmic Girls

Cosmic Girls, also known as WJSN, is a South Korean-Chinese girl group formed by Starship Entertainment and Yuehua Entertainment which debuted in 2016.

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Country music

Country music, also known as country and western or simply country, is a genre of popular music that originated in the southern United States in the early 1920s.

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Crop top

A crop top (also cropped top, belly shirt, half shirt, midriff shirt, midriff top, tummy top, short shirt, and cutoff shirt) is a top, the lower part of which is high enough to expose the waist, navel, or some of the midriff.

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Crying Nut

Crying Nut(크라잉 넛) is an influential punk band from South Korea.

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Cube Entertainment

Cube Entertainment is a South Korean entertainment company.

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Cultural appropriation

Cultural appropriation is a concept dealing with the adoption of the elements of a minority culture by members of the dominant culture.

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Cultural technology

Cultural technology is a system used by South Korean talent agencies to promote Korean pop culture throughout the world as part of the Korean Wave.

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Culture of India

The culture of India refers collectively to the thousands of distinct and unique cultures of all religions and communities present in India.

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Culture of South Korea

The contemporary culture of South Korea developed from the traditional culture of Korea which was prevalent in the early Korean nomadic tribes.

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Daily News and Analysis

Daily News and Analysis (DNA) is an Indian broadsheet newspaper launched in 2005 and published in English from Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Pune, Jaipur, Bengaluru and Indore in India. It is the first English broadsheet daily in India to introduce an all-colour page format. It targets a young readership and is owned and managed by Diligent Media Corporation.

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Deux (band)

Deux was a South Korean K-pop duo from the early 1990s, an important early K-pop group among the first to incorporate hip hop into Korean music.

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DFSB Kollective

DFSB Kollective is a South Korean agency specializing in the distribution of K-pop songs worldwide.

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Digital audio workstation

A digital audio workstation (DAW) is an electronic device or application software used for recording, editing and producing audio files.

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Disc jockey

A disc jockey, often abbreviated as DJ, is a person who plays existing recorded music for a live audience.

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Diva (South Korean band)

Diva (디바) was a popular three-member Hip-Hop girl group in South Korea that debuted in 1997 and disbanded in 2005.

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DJ Doc

DJ DOC is a South Korean hip-hop trio consisting of members Kim Chang-yeol, Lee Ha-neul and Jung Jae-yong.

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A Du-rag, is a cloth used to cover the top of the head, sometimes made of nylon material and having a "skullcap" fit.

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Dresden (Upper and Lower Sorbian: Drježdźany, Drážďany, Drezno) is the capital city and, after Leipzig, the second-largest city of the Free State of Saxony in Germany.

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Drum machine

A drum machine is an electronic musical instrument that creates percussion.

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Drunken Tiger

Drunken Tiger was a Korean hip hop group that debuted in 1999 and has since released several albums and won numerous awards.

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Dubai (دبي) is the largest and most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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Duble Sidekick

Duble Sidekick is a South Korean music producer and songwriting duo consisting of lyricist Park Jang-geun and composer Kim Jung-seung (also known as Chancellor and formerly a member of One Way).

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East Asia

East Asia is the eastern subregion of the Asian continent, which can be defined in either geographical or ethno-cultural "The East Asian cultural sphere evolves when Japan, Korea, and what is today Vietnam all share adapted elements of Chinese civilization of this period (that of the Tang dynasty), in particular Buddhism, Confucian social and political values, and literary Chinese and its writing system." terms.

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Economy of South Korea

The economy of South Korea is the 4th largest in Asia and the 11th largest in the world.

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Ed Sullivan

Edward Vincent "Ed" Sullivan (September 28, 1901 – October 13, 1974) was an American television personality, sports and entertainment reporter, and syndicated columnist for the New York Daily News and the Chicago Tribune New York News Syndicate.

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Egypt Independent

Egypt Independent is an online newspaper that formerly published a weekly 24-page English-language edition of the Egyptian newspaper, Al-Masry Al-Youm.

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Electronic dance music

Electronic dance music (also known as EDM, dance music, club music, or simply dance) is a broad range of percussive electronic music genres made largely for nightclubs, raves, and festivals.

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Electronic drum

An electronic drum, also known as electric drums, digital drums, or electronic percussion, is a modern electronic musical instrument, a special type of synthesizer or sampler, primarily designed to serve as an alternative to an acoustic drum kit or other percussion instruments.

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Electronic music

Electronic music is music that employs electronic musical instruments, digital instruments and circuitry-based music technology.

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Elle (magazine)

Elle is a worldwide lifestyle magazine of French origin that focuses on fashion, beauty, health, and entertainment.

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is a popular Japanese music genre considered to resemble traditional Japanese music stylistically.

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Estadio Monumental "U"

The Estadio Monumental (Monumental Stadium), is a football stadium in the district of Ate in Lima, Peru, home ground of the football Club Universitario de Deportes, which opened in 2000 to replace the Estadio Teodoro Lolo Fernandez.

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Europop (also Euro pop) refers to a style of pop music that originated in Europe during the late 1960s and developed to today's form throughout the late 1970s.

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EXID (short for "Exceed in Dreaming"), is a South Korean girl group formed in 2012.

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Exo (band)

Exo (엑소; stylized as EXO) is a South Korean-Chinese boy band based in Seoul.

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Experimental music

Experimental music is a general label for any music that pushes existing boundaries and genre definitions.

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F(x) (band)

f(x) (Hangul: 에프엑스) is a South Korean girl group formed by S.M. Entertainment in 2009.

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Fake Love (BTS song)

"Fake Love" is a song recorded by South Korean boy group BTS, released on May 18, 2018 by Big Hit Entertainment as the lead single from their third studio album Love Yourself: Tear (2018).

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Fan rice

Fan rice, usually stacks of rice bags decorated with ribbons and photos, are gifts from K-pop fans to their favourite artists.

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Fin.K.L (핑클) was a South Korean pop girl group that debuted in 1998.

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Foreign and Commonwealth Office

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), commonly called the Foreign Office, is a department of the Government of the United Kingdom.

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Foreign Policy

Foreign Policy is an American news publication, founded in 1970 and focused on global affairs, current events, and domestic and international policy.

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Fromis 9

Fromis 9 (initialism for From Idol School; stylized as fromis_9) is a South Korean girl group formed by CJ E&M through the 2017 reality show Idol School.

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Fuse (TV channel)

Fuse is an American digital cable and satellite television channel dedicated largely to music that first launched in 1994.

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Kwon Ji-yong (born August 18, 1988), also known by his stage name G-Dragon is a South Korean rapper, singer-songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, and fashion icon.

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Groove Over Dose, acronym g.o.d, is a five-member South Korean pop music group.

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Gangnam Style

"Gangnam Style" (강남스타일) is the 18th K-pop single by the South Korean musician Psy.

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Gangnam Style (music video)

The music video of "Gangnam Style" by recording artist Psy is currently the fifth most viewed and the fourth most liked video on YouTube.

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Gaon Digital Chart

The Gaon Digital Chart is the music industry standard record chart in South Korea for singles, provided by the Korea Music Content Industry Association and published weekly by the Gaon Music Chart.

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Girls' Generation

Girls' Generation, also known as SNSD, is a South Korean girl group formed by SM Entertainment.

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Girls' Generation-TTS

Girls' Generation-TTS (also known as TTS, TaeTiSeo, or Girls' Generation-TaeTiSeo) is a subgroup of South Korean girl group Girls' Generation, formed by S.M. Entertainment in 2012.

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Google LLC is an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products, which include online advertising technologies, search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware.

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Gospel music

Gospel music is a genre of Christian music.

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Got7 is a South Korean boy band formed by JYP Entertainment.

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Government of South Korea

The Executive and Legislative branches operate primarily at the national level, although various ministries in the executive branch also carry out local functions.

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Grammy Award

A Grammy Award (stylized as GRAMMY, originally called Gramophone Award), or Grammy, is an award presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievement in the music industry.

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A groovebox is a self-contained instrument for the production of live, loop-based electronic music with a high degree of user control facilitating improvisation.

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Gulf News

Gulf News is a daily English language newspaper published from Dubai.

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H.O.T. (band)

H.O.T. (an initialism: H-O-T) is a South Korean boy band that was created by S.M. Entertainment in 1996.

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Han Dae-soo

Han Dae-soo (Hangul: 한대수; born March 12, 1948) is a South Korean folk rock singer-songwriter.

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Han Geng

Han Geng (Chinese: 韩庚; Pinyin: Hán Gēng) (born February 9, 1984) is a Chinese Mandopop singer and actor.

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Heathrow Airport

Heathrow Airport (also known as London Heathrow) is a major international airport in London, United Kingdom.

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Hebrew University of Jerusalem

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (האוניברסיטה העברית בירושלים, Ha-Universita ha-Ivrit bi-Yerushalayim; الجامعة العبرية في القدس, Al-Jami'ah al-Ibriyyah fi al-Quds; abbreviated HUJI) is Israel's second oldest university, established in 1918, 30 years before the establishment of the State of Israel.

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Henry Appenzeller


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Highlight (band)

Highlight (Korean: 하이라이트) is a South Korean boy band formerly known as Beast (Korean: 비스트).

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Hip hop

Hip hop, or hip-hop, is a subculture and art movement developed in the Bronx in New York City during the late 1970s.

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Hip hop music

Hip hop music, also called hip-hopMerriam-Webster Dictionary entry on hip-hop, retrieved from: A subculture especially of inner-city black youths who are typically devotees of rap music; the stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rap; also rap together with this music.

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A hippie (sometimes spelled hippy) is a member of a counterculture, originally a youth movement that began in the United States during the mid-1960s and spread to other countries around the world.

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Hit Your Heart

Hit Your Heart is the second mini-album by South Korean girl group, 4Minute.

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Hollywood Bowl

The Hollywood Bowl is an amphitheater in the Hollywood Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.

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Honda Center

The Honda Center (formerly known as the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim) is an indoor arena located in Anaheim, California.

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Hotpants, hot pants, or booty shorts describe extremely short shorts, which may be worn by women and, to a lesser extent, by men.

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House of Blues

House of Blues is a chain of live music concert halls and restaurants in major markets throughout the United States.

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House of Lords

The House of Lords of the United Kingdom, also known as the House of Peers, is the upper house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

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Huang Zitao

Huang Zitao (born 2 May 1993), better known as Tao, is a Chinese rapper, singer-songwriter, model and actor.

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Hugo Swire

Sir Hugo George William Swire, (born 30 November 1959) is a British Conservative Party politician.

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I Know (Seo Taiji and Boys song)

I Know is a New Jack Swing song by South Korean boy group Seo Taiji and Boys.

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I'm Your Girl (album)

I'm Your Girl is the debut studio album by South Korean girl group S.E.S., released under S.M. Entertainment on November 1, 1997.

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I.O.I (also known as IOI or Ideal of Idol) was a South Korean girl group formed by CJ E&M through the 2016 reality show Produce 101 on Mnet.

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Idol Producer

Idol Producer is a Chinese reality boy group survival show produced by iQiyi.

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Idol School (2017 TV series)

Idol School is a 2017 reality girl group survival show on Mnet.

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IHQ (company)

iHQ Inc., doing business as SidusHQ is one of the leading talent management agencies in South Korea.

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IKon (South Korean band)

iKon, stylized as iKON, is a South Korean boy band formed in 2015 by YG Entertainment.

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Incheon (formerly romanized as Inchŏn; literally "kind river"), officially the Incheon Metropolitan City (인천광역시), is a city located in northwestern South Korea, bordering Seoul and Gyeonggi to the east.

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Independent record label

An independent record label (or indie label) is a record label that operates without the funding of or outside major record labels.

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India (IAST), also called the Republic of India (IAST), is a country in South Asia.

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Institut national de l'audiovisuel

The Institut national de l'audiovisuel (or INA, French for National Audiovisual Institute) is a repository of all French radio and television audiovisual archives.

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ITunes Store

The iTunes Store is a software-based online digital media store operated by Apple Inc. It opened on April 28, 2003, and has been the largest music vendor in the United States since April 2008, and the largest music vendor in the world since February 2010.

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J. Y. Park

Park Jin-young (Hangul: 박진영; born December 13, 1971), also known by his stage name J. Y. Park or the initials JYP, is a South Korean singer-songwriter, record producer, record executive, and reality television show judge.

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Jackson Wang

Jackson Wang (traditional Chinese: 王嘉爾; born 28 March 1994) is a Hong Kong rapper, singer and dancer based in South Korea.

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Jang Dong-gun

Jang Dong-gun (born March 7, 1972) is a South Korean actor.

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Jang Keun-suk

Jang Keun-suk is a South Korean actor and singer.

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Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and developed from roots in blues and ragtime.

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Jeju City

Jeju (Jeju-si) is the capital of Jeju Province in South Korea and the largest city on Jeju Island.

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Jellyfish Entertainment

Jellyfish Entertainment, is a South Korean entertainment company established by composer and producer Hwang Se-jun in Seoul, South Korea.

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Jeremy Scott

Jeremy Scott (born August 8, 1975) is an American fashion designer.

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Jewelry (band)

Jewelry (쥬얼리) was a South Korean girl group formed in 2001 by Star Empire Entertainment.

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Jinusean (Korean: 지누션) is a South Korean hip hop duo signed to YG Entertainment.

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John Lennon

John Winston Ono Lennon (9 October 19408 December 1980) was an English singer, songwriter, and peace activist who co-founded the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music.

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Jonas Brothers

The Jonas Brothers were an American pop rock band.

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Jonas Brothers World Tour 2009

The Jonas Brothers World Tour 2009 was the sixth concert tour and third headlining tour by the Jonas Brothers.

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Jorge Chávez International Airport

Jorge Chávez International Airport, (Aeropuerto Internacional Jorge Chávez), is Peru's main international and domestic airport.

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Jumping (Kara song)

"'Jumping'" is a song performed by South Korean girl group Kara from their debut Japanese album, Girl's Talk (2010) and their fourth EP, Jumping (2010).

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JYJ (formerly known as Junsu/Yuchun/Jejung in Japan) is a South Korean pop group formed in 2010 by Jaejoong, Yoochun, and Junsu, the three former members of TVXQ.

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JYP Entertainment

JYP Entertainment Corporation (Korean: JYP 엔터테인먼트) is a South Korean entertainment company established by Park Jin-young in 1997. The company operates as a record label, talent agency, music production company, event management and concert production company, and music publishing house. It is currently one of the largest entertainment companies in South Korea. Once a home to artists like Park Ji-yoon, g.o.d, Rain, Jay Park, San E, Wonder Girls, 2AM, G.Soul, and Miss A, JYP Entertainment currently manages artists including 2PM, Fei, Suzy, JJ Project, Baek A-yeon, 15&, Got7, Nakjoon, Day6, Twice, Stray Kids, Boystory and Jeon So-mi, and actors such as Choi Woo-shik, Kim Ji-min, Kim Ye-won, Park Si-eun, Ryu Won, Shin Eun-soo, Song Ha-yoon, and Yoon Park.

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K-pop (abbreviation of Korean pop) characterized by a wide variety of audiovisual elements.

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K-pop Cover Dance Festival

K-pop Cover Dance Festival is an international amateur dance competition, organised with the support of the South-Korean television network MBC.

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K-pop Star

Survival Audition K-pop Star (서바이벌 오디션 K팝 스타) is a South Korean reality TV competition series where three entertainment/talent agencies in South Korea hold worldwide auditions to find the next potential K-Pop stars.

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K-Pop World Festival

The K-POP World Festival is an annual event organized by South Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the support of numerous government agencies.

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Kanye West

Kanye Omari West (born June 8, 1977) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur and fashion designer.

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Kara (South Korean band)

Kara (Hangul: 카라, Japanese: カラ, often stylized as KARA) was a South Korean pop girl group formed by DSP Media in 2007.

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KCON (music festival)

KCON is an annual Korean wave convention held in different locations across the world, created by Koreaboo in 2012 and organized by CJ E&M.

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A kerchief (from the French couvre-chef, "head cover"), also known as a bandana or bandanna, is a triangular or square piece of cloth tied around the head or neck for protective or decorative purposes.

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Keyboard instrument

A keyboard instrument is a musical instrument played using a keyboard, a row of levers which are pressed by the fingers.

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Kim Hee-chul

Kim Hee-chul (born July 10, 1983), better known by the mononym Heechul, is a South Korean singer, songwriter, presenter, and actor.

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Kim Hyun-joong

Kim Hyun-joong (born June 6, 1986) is a South Korean actor, singer and songwriter.

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Kim Hyung-jun

Kim Hyung-jun (born August 3, 1987).

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Kim Jong-un

Kim Jong-un (born 8 January 1983) is a North Korean politician serving as leader of North Korea since 2011 and Leader of the Workers' Party of Korea since 2012.

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Kim Junsu

Kim Jun-su (born 15 December, 1986) or simply Junsu, also known by the stage name Xia (stylized as XIA;; 시아) is a South Korean singer-songwriter, dancer, and stage actor.

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Kim Tae-yeon

Kim Tae-yeon (born March 9, 1989), referred to as Taeyeon, is a South Korean singer.

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Korea Institute for National Unification

The Korea Institute for National Unification is a think tank funded by the South Korean government focusing on issues related to Korean reunification.

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Korea Spotlight

Korea Spotlight, originally named K-Pop Night Out at SXSW (KPNO), is an annual concert of South Korean artists held in the United States, organized by Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA).

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Korea under Japanese rule

Korea under Japanese rule began with the end of the short-lived Korean Empire in 1910 and ended at the conclusion of World War II in 1945.

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Korea.net or KOREA.net is the official web portal of the South Korean government.

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Korean beauty standards

Korean beauty standards are a distinct feature of Korean culture.

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Korean Broadcasting System

Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) is the national public broadcaster of South Korea.

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Korean Cultural Center

Korean Cultural Centers (Korean: 한국문화원, Hanja: 韓國文化院) are non-profit institutions aligned with the Government of South Korea that aim to promote Korean culture and facilitate cultural exchanges.

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Korean Culture and Information Service

The Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS) is an affiliated organization of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the South Korean government and runs 32 Korean cultural centers in 27 countries.

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Korean Demilitarized Zone

The Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ; Chosŏn'gŭl/Hangul: 한반도 비무장 지대; Hanja: 韓半島非武裝地帶) is a strip of land running across the Korean Peninsula.

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Korean drama

Korean dramas or K-dramas are television dramas in the Korean language, made in South Korea.

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Korean hip hop

Korean hip hop, also known as K-hip hop, is a subgenre of hip hop music from South Korea.

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Korean idol

A Korean idol, or K-pop idol, is a South Korean musical artist signed under a mainstream entertainment agency.

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Korean language

The Korean language (Chosŏn'gŭl/Hangul: 조선말/한국어; Hanja: 朝鮮말/韓國語) is an East Asian language spoken by about 80 million people.

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Korean Peninsula

The Korean Peninsula is a peninsula of Eurasia located in East Asia.

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Korean rock

Korean rock (Hangul: 한국의 록) is rock music from South Korea.

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Korean Times Music Festival

The Korea Times Music Festival is an annual event held at the Hollywood Bowl in the United States.

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Korean War

The Korean War (in South Korean, "Korean War"; in North Korean, "Fatherland: Liberation War"; 25 June 1950 – 27 July 1953) was a war between North Korea (with the support of China and the Soviet Union) and South Korea (with the principal support of the United States).

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Korean Wave

The Korean Wave (a neologism literally meaning "flow of Korea") is the increase in global popularity of South Korean culture since the 1990s.

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Kpop Hot 100

The Kpop Hot 100 is a music singles chart in South Korea.

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Kris Wu

Wu Yifan (born November 6, 1990), professionally known as Kris Wu or Kris, is a Chinese actor, singer, and model.

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Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, officially the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur (Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur), or commonly known as KL, is the national capital of Malaysia as well as its largest city in the country.

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Las Vegas Valley

The Las Vegas Valley is a major metropolitan area in the southern part of the U.S. state of Nevada.

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Late Show with David Letterman

Late Show with David Letterman is an American late-night talk show hosted by David Letterman on CBS, the first iteration of the ''Late Show'' franchise.

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Latin America

Latin America is a group of countries and dependencies in the Western Hemisphere where Spanish, French and Portuguese are spoken; it is broader than the terms Ibero-America or Hispanic America.

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Latin music

Latin music (Portuguese and música latina) is a genre that is used by the music industry as a catch-all term for any music that comes from Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking areas of the world, namely Latin America, Spain, and Portugal, as well as music sung in either language.

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Lee Moon-se

Lee Moon-se (born January 17, 1959, Seoul, South Korea) is a South Korean singer and songwriter, MC.

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Lee Soo-man

Lee Soo-man is a South Korean record executive and record producer.

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Leonard Cohen

Leonard Norman Cohen (September 21, 1934 – November 7, 2016) was a Canadian singer-songwriter, poet and novelist.

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List of 2NE1 concert tours

South Korean girl group 2NE1 has embarked on three headlining concert tours, one of which is a worldwide tour.

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List of K-pop artists

The following is a list of notable individual K-pop artists.

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List of K-pop concerts held outside Asia

During the Korean Wave (Hallyu), K-pop artists took their concerts outside of South Korea, and with increased exposure, became a huge success in other Asian countries, then started to expand to western music markets outside Asia.

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List of South Korean idol groups

The following is a list of South Korean idol musical bands.

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Listen to My Heart (BoA album)

Listen to My Heart is the debut Japanese album by BoA.

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Live with Kelly and Ryan

Live with Kelly and Ryan is an American syndicated morning talk show, hosted by Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest.

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Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper which has been published in Los Angeles, California since 1881.

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Louis Armstrong

Louis Daniel Armstrong (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971), nicknamed Satchmo, Satch, and Pops, was an American trumpeter, composer, singer and occasional actor who was one of the most influential figures in jazz.

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Love Yourself: Her

Love Yourself 承 'Her (stylized as LOVE YOURSELF 承 'Her) is the fifth extended play by South Korean boy group BTS.

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Love Yourself: Tear

Love Yourself 轉 'Tear (stylized as LOVE YOURSELF 轉 'Tear) is the third Korean studio album (sixth overall) by South Korean boy band BTS.

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LP record

The LP (from "long playing" or "long play") is an analog sound storage medium, a vinyl record format characterized by a speed of rpm, a 12- or 10-inch (30 or 25 cm) diameter, and use of the "microgroove" groove specification.

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Lu Han

Lu Han (born April 20, 1990) is a Chinese singer and actor.

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Christopher Brian Bridges (born September 11, 1977), known professionally as Ludacris, is an American rapper and actor.

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Maadi Library

The Maadi Library (مكتبة المعادي) is a public library in the Maadi suburb of Cairo, which opened on 30 June 2002.

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Madison Square Garden

Madison Square Garden, often called "MSG" or simply "The Garden", is a multi-purpose indoor arena in the New York City borough of Manhattan.

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Madonna (entertainer)

Madonna Louise Ciccone (born August 16, 1958) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman.

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Malaysian Chinese

The Malaysian Chinese consist of people of full or partial Chinese—particularly Han Chinese—ancestry who were born in or immigrated to Malaysia.

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Malaysian Indians

The Malaysian Indians or Indian Malaysians (Tamil: மலேசிய இந்தியர்கள்) consist of people of full or partial Indian through paternal descent —particularly Tamil Indians who were born in or immigrated to Malaysia from Tamil Nadu.

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Malaysian Malay

Malaysian Malays (Malaysian: Melayu Malaysia, Jawi: ملايو مليسيا) are Malaysians of Malay ethnicity whose ancestry originates wholly or partly in the Malay world.

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Manipur is a state in Northeast India, with the city of Imphal as its capital.

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Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson; June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) was an American actress, model, and singer.

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Marisol Espinoza

Marisol Espinoza Cruz (born July 30, 1967) is a Peruvian politician who was the First Vice President of Peru during Humala administration 2011–2016.

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Masao Koga

was a Japanese composer and guitarist known for creating melodies, and a pioneer of Japanese popular music.

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Mashable is a digital media website founded by Pete Cashmore in 2005.

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MBLAQ (엠블랙, エムブラック; an acronym for Music Boys Live in Absolute Quality) is a South Korean boy group created by South Korean entertainer Rain under J. Tune Camp.

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Mexico (México; Mēxihco), officially called the United Mexican States (Estados Unidos Mexicanos) is a federal republic in the southern portion of North America.

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Mexico City Arena

Mexico City Arena (Arena Ciudad de México) is an indoor arena in Azcapotzalco, Mexico City, Mexico.

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Middle East

The Middle Easttranslit-std; translit; Orta Şərq; Central Kurdish: ڕۆژھەڵاتی ناوین, Rojhelatî Nawîn; Moyen-Orient; translit; translit; translit; Rojhilata Navîn; translit; Bariga Dhexe; Orta Doğu; translit is a transcontinental region centered on Western Asia, Turkey (both Asian and European), and Egypt (which is mostly in North Africa).

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Milliyet (Turkish for "nationality") is a major Turkish daily newspaper published in Istanbul, Turkey.

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Minister of State

Minister of State is a title borne by politicians or officials in certain countries governed under a parliamentary system.

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Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism

South Korea's Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) is a central government agency responsible for the areas of tourism, culture, art, religion, and sports.

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs (South Korea)

South Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) is in charge of the country's foreign relations, as well as handling matters related to overseas Korean nationals.

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Ministry of National Defense (South Korea)

The Ministry of National Defense (MND, 국방부) is a department within the government of South Korea (ROK) and responsible for the military branches of South Korea.

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Mnet (TV channel)

Mnet (acronym of Music Network) is a music television and youth-oriented channel in South Korea owned by CJ E&M, a division of CJ Group.

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Momoland (모모랜드) is a South Korean girl group formed by MLD Entertainment through the 2016 reality show Finding Momoland.

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Monsta X

Monsta X (often stylized as MONSTA X) is a South Korean boy band formed by Starship Entertainment through the 2015 Mnet survival show No.Mercy.

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Monterrey is the capital and largest city of the northeastern state of Nuevo León, Mexico.

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Mountain View, California

Mountain View is a city located in Santa Clara County, California, United States, named for its views of the Santa Cruz Mountains.

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MTV Italian Music Awards

The MTV Awards (known as TRL Awards from 2006 to 2012) were established in 2006 by MTV Italy to celebrate the most popular artists and music videos in Italy.

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MTV K was an English-language online media hub under the MTV brand that focuses on Korean pop music for a global audience.

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Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation

Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) is one of the leading South Korean television and radio network companies.

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Music Bank World Tour

The Music Bank World Tour is a worldwide live concert tour of South Korean music show Music Bank by the Korean Broadcasting System.

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Music industry of East Asia

The music industry of East Asia, a region that includes Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Japan, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea and Taiwan is a rapidly growing economic sector that is home to some of the world's largest music markets.

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Music of Korea

The music of Korea refers to music from the Korean peninsula ranging from prehistoric times to the division of Korea into South and North in 1945.

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Music of South Korea

The Music of South Korea has evolved over the course of the decades since the end of the Korean War, and has its roots in the music of the Korean people, who have inhabited the Korean peninsula for over a millennium.

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Music sequencer

A music sequencer (or simply sequencer) is a device or application software that can record, edit, or play back music, by handling note and performance information in several forms, typically CV/Gate, MIDI, or Open Sound Control (OSC), and possibly audio and automation data for DAWs and plug-ins.

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Mydol (stylized as MyDol or MyDOL) is a South Korean reality show that documented the formation and debut process of the boy band, VIXX.

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Nagaland is a state in Northeast India.

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National Assembly (South Korea)

The National Assembly of the Republic of Korea, often shortened to the National Assembly in domestic English-language media, is the 300-member unicameral national legislature of South Korea.

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Native Americans in the United States

Native Americans, also known as American Indians, Indians, Indigenous Americans and other terms, are the indigenous peoples of the United States.

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Nepal (नेपाल), officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal (सङ्घीय लोकतान्त्रिक गणतन्त्र नेपाल), is a landlocked country in South Asia located mainly in the Himalayas but also includes parts of the Indo-Gangetic Plain.

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New jack swing

New jack swing or swingbeatSilverton, Peter.

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New York (magazine)

New York is an American biweekly magazine concerned with life, culture, politics, and style generally, and with a particular emphasis on New York City.

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New York City

The City of New York, often called New York City (NYC) or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.

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New York Daily News

The New York Daily News, officially titled Daily News, is an American newspaper based in New York City.

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New York metropolitan area

The New York metropolitan area, also referred to as the Tri-State Area, is the largest metropolitan area in the world by urban landmass, at 4,495 mi2 (11,642 km2).

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Newark, New Jersey

Newark is the most populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey and the seat of Essex County.

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North Africa

North Africa is a collective term for a group of Mediterranean countries and territories situated in the northern-most region of the African continent.

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North Korea

North Korea (Chosŏn'gŭl:조선; Hanja:朝鮮; Chosŏn), officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (abbreviated as DPRK, PRK, DPR Korea, or Korea DPR), is a country in East Asia constituting the northern part of the Korean Peninsula.

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Northeast India

Northeast India (officially North Eastern Region, NER) is the easternmost region of India representing both a geographic and political administrative division of the country.

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A Notel, also called NoteTel (a portmanteau of "notebook" and "television"), is a type of portable media player made in China which is popular in North Korea.

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National Public Radio (usually shortened to NPR, stylized as npr) is an American privately and publicly funded non-profit membership media organization based in Washington, D.C. It serves as a national syndicator to a network of over 1,000 public radio stations in the United States.

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NRG (South Korean band)

NRG, acronym for New Radiancy Group (Hangul: 엔알지), is a South Korean pop music group.

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NU'EST (short for New Establish Style Tempo) is a South Korean boy band formed by Pledis Entertainment.

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October Restoration

The October Yusin (Korean: 시월유신, Hanja: 十月維新, RR: Siwol Yusin) or October Restoration was an October 1972 South Korean self-coup in which President Park Chung-hee assumed dictatorial powers.

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Odeon West End

The Odeon West End, from 1930 to 1988 known as Leicester Square Theatre, was a cinema on the south side of Leicester Square, London.

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Ogg is a free, open container format maintained by the Xiph.Org Foundation.

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, established in 1999, is the holding company at the head of a Japanese corporate group that supplies statistics and information on music and the music industry in Japan.

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Oricon Albums Chart

The Oricon Albums Chart is the Japanese music industry standard albums popularity chart issued daily, weekly, monthly and yearly by Oricon.

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Pansori (Hangul: 판소리) is a Korean genre of musical storytelling performed by a singer and a drummer.

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Park Chung-hee

Park Chung-hee (or; 14 November 1917 – 26 October 1979) was a South Korean politician, general, who served as the President of South Korea from 1963 until his assassination in 1979, assuming that office after first ruling the country as head of a military junta installed by the May 16 coup in 1961.

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Park Geun-hye

Park Geun-hye (born 2 February 1952) is a former South Korean politician who served as the 11th President of South Korea from 2013 to 2017.

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Park Jung-min (singer)

Park Jung-Min (born: April 3, 1987).Retrieved 2013-06-16.

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Patti Kim (singer)

Patti Kim Hye-ja (born February 28, 1938 in Seoul, Korea) is a prominent South Korean pop singer.

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Pentagon (South Korean band)

Pentagon (stylized as PENTAGON; abbreviated as PTG) is a South Korean boy band formed by Cube Entertainment in 2016.

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Pentatonic scale

A pentatonic scale is a musical scale with five notes per octave, in contrast to the more familiar heptatonic scale that has seven notes per octave (such as the major scale and minor scale).

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Percussion instrument

A percussion instrument is a musical instrument that is sounded by being struck or scraped by a beater (including attached or enclosed beaters or rattles); struck, scraped or rubbed by hand; or struck against another similar instrument.

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Pop music

Pop music is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form in the United States and United Kingdom during the mid-1950s.

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Power (Exo song)

"Power" is a song recorded by South Korean boy group Exo for the repackaged edition of their fourth studio album The War:The Power of Music.

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Produce 101

Produce 101 is a reality television talent competition franchise created by South Korean entertainment conglomerate CJ E&M, based around the formation of a K-pop girl group or boy band.

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Prudential Center

Prudential Center is a multi-purpose indoor arena in the central business district of Newark, New Jersey, United States.

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Park Jae-sang (born December 31, 1977), known professionally as Psy, stylized PSY, is a South Korean singer, rapper, songwriter, and record producer.

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Pump It Up (video game series)

Pump It Up, commonly abbreviated as PIU or shortened to just Pump, is a music video game series developed by Nexcade and published by Andamiro, a Korean arcade game producer.

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Punk rock

Punk rock (or "punk") is a rock music genre that developed in the mid-1970s in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia.

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Purple Line (song)

"Purple Line" is Tohoshinki's 16th Japanese single, written by the Korean composer who made Tohoshinki's biggest hits in Korea such as "Rising Sun" and ""O"-Jung.Ban.Hap." It became Tohoshinki's first Japanese single to reach #1 on the Oricon Weekly sales chart in Japan, making the group the first foreign male group or boyband to top the Japanese charts and second Korean artist after BoA to do so.

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Pyongyang, or P'yŏngyang, is the capital and largest city of North Korea.

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Rain (entertainer)

Jung Ji-hoon (born June 25, 1982), better known by his stage name Rain (Korean 비 IPA), is a South Korean singer-songwriter, actor, and music producer.

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Rain's Coming World Tour

The Rain's Coming World Tour is the second concert and first world tour by Korean singer Rain.

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Rapping (or rhyming, spitting, emceeing, MCing) is a musical form of vocal delivery that incorporates "rhyme, rhythmic speech, and street vernacular", which is performed or chanted in a variety of ways, usually over a backbeat or musical accompaniment.

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Reach Out (S.E.S. album)

Reach Out is a 1999 Japanese language album by South Korean girl group S.E.S., released under VAP.

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Record chart

A record chart, also called a music chart, is a ranking of recorded music according to certain criteria during a given period of time.

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Record label

A record label, or record company, is a brand or trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos.

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Recording Industry Association of Japan

The is an industry trade group composed of Japanese corporations involved in the music industry.

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Red Velvet (band)

Red Velvet (Hangul: 레드벨벳) is a South Korean girl group formed by SM Entertainment.

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Reggae is a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1960s.

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Rhythm and blues

Rhythm and blues, commonly abbreviated as R&B, is a genre of popular music that originated in African American communities in the 1940s.

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Rock music

Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom and in the United States.

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Roh Moo-hyun

Roh Moo-hyun GOM (1 September 1946 – 23 May 2009) was a South Korean politician who served as President of South Korea (2003–2008).

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S.E.S. (band)

S.E.S. (Hangul: 에스이에스; acronym for Sea, Eugene, Shoo) is a South Korean girl group trio formed by S.M. Entertainment in 1997, consisting of members Bada, Eugene, and Shoo.

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Sagging (fashion)

Sagging is a manner of wearing trousers or jeans which sag so that the top of the trousers or jeans are significantly below the waist, sometimes revealing much of the underwear.

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Sampler (musical instrument)

A sampler is an electronic or digital musical instrument similar in some respects to a synthesizer, but instead of generating new sounds with filters, it uses sound recordings (or "samples") of real instrument sounds (e.g., a piano, violin or trumpet), excerpts from recorded songs (e.g., a five-second bass guitar riff from a funk song) or other sounds (e.g., sirens and ocean waves).

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Sasaeng fan

In South Korean culture, a sasaeng or sasaeng fan is an over-obsessive fan of a Korean idol, or other public figure, that has engaged in stalking or other behaviour that constitutes an invasion of privacy.

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São Paulo

São Paulo is a municipality in the southeast region of Brazil.

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Sechs Kies

Sechs Kies (pronounced as; 젝스키스) is a six-member South Korean boy band.

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Secretary-General of the United Nations

The Secretary-General of the United Nations (UNSG or just SG) is the head of the United Nations Secretariat, one of the six principal organs of the United Nations.

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Sentimental ballad

Sentimental ballads, also known as pop ballads, rock ballads or power ballads, are an emotional style of music that often deal with romantic and intimate relationships, and to a lesser extent, war (protest songs), loneliness, death, drug abuse, politics and religion, usually in a poignant but solemn manner.

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Seo Taiji

Jung Hyun-Chul (hangul: 정현철; born February 21, 1972), better known as Seo Taiji or Seo Tae-Ji (서태지), is a South Korean singer, musician, songwriter and record producer.

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Seo Taiji and Boys

Seo Taiji and Boys was a South Korean music group active from 1992 to 1996.

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Seo Ju-hyun (born June 28, 1991), known professionally as Seohyun, is a South Korean actress and singer.

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Seoul (like soul; 서울), officially the Seoul Special Metropolitan City – is the capital, Constitutional Court of Korea and largest metropolis of South Korea.

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Set (music)

A set (pitch set, pitch-class set, set class, set form, set genus, pitch collection) in music theory, as in mathematics and general parlance, is a collection of objects.

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Shinee (Korean: 샤이니; Japanese: シャイニー; stylized as SHINee) is a South Korean boy band formed by SM Entertainment in 2008.

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Shinhwa is a South Korean six-member boy band based in Seoul, composed of Eric Mun, Lee Min-woo, Kim Dong-wan, Shin Hye-sung, Jun Jin, and Andy Lee.

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Show Me the Money (South Korean TV series)

Show Me the Money (SMTM; Korean: 쇼미더머니) is a South Korean rap competition TV show that airs on Mnet.

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Simcheongga is one of the five surviving stories of the Korean pansori storytelling tradition.

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Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice and augments regular speech by the use of sustained tonality, rhythm, and a variety of vocal techniques.

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Sixteen (TV series)

Sixteen (stylized as SIXTEEN) was a 2015 reality girl group survival show created by JYP Entertainment and Mnet.

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Skin whitening

Skin whitening is the practice of using substances, mixtures, or physical treatments to lighten skin color.

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Slave Contract

A Slave Contract refers to an unfair, long-term contract between K-pop idols and their management agencies.

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SM Entertainment

SM Entertainment is a South Korean entertainment company established in 1995 by Lee Soo-man.

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SM Town

SM Town (stylized as SMTOWN) is the umbrella name for the recording artists under South Korean entertainment company SM Entertainment.

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SM Town Live '10 World Tour

SM Town Live '10 World Tour was the 2010–2011 worldwide live concert tour by SM Town.

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SM Town Live World Tour III

SM Town Live World Tour III was the 2012–2013 worldwide live concert tour by SM Town.

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Snoop Dogg

Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. (born October 20, 1971), known professionally as Snoop Dogg, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, television personality and actor.

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Social networking service

A social networking service (also social networking site, SNS or social media) is a web application that people use to build social networks or social relations with other people who share similar personal or career interests, activities, backgrounds or real-life connections.

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Soft power

Soft power is the ability to attract and co-opt, rather than by coercion (hard power), which is using force or giving money as a means of persuasion.

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Solid (band)

Solid (Korean: 솔리드) is a South Korean R&B/Hip-Hop trio.

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Song Chang-sik

Song Chang-sik (Hangul: 송창식; born 2 February 1947) is a South Korean singer-songwriter, who is considered one of the country's most important and influential musicians of the 1960s and 1970s.

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Soompi is an English-language website providing coverage of Korean pop culture.

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Sorry, Sorry (Super Junior song)

"Sorry, Sorry" is a song performed by South Korean boy band Super Junior.

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South China Morning Post

The South China Morning Post (also known as SCMP or The Post), with its Sunday edition, the Sunday Morning Post, is a Hong Kong English-language newspaper and Hong Kong's newspaper of record.

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South Korea

South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea (대한민국; Hanja: 大韓民國; Daehan Minguk,; lit. "The Great Country of the Han People"), is a country in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula and lying east to the Asian mainland.

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South Korea–United Kingdom relations

The relationship between the Republic of Korea and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland spans from the 18th century to the present day.

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Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia or Southeastern Asia is a subregion of Asia, consisting of the countries that are geographically south of China, east of India, west of New Guinea and north of Australia.

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SS501 is a South Korean boy band consisting of five members: Kim Hyun-joong, Heo Young-saeng, Kim Kyu-jong, Park Jung-min and Kim Hyung-jun.

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Stadium Australia

Stadium Australia, commercially known as ANZ Stadium and formerly as Telstra Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium located in the Sydney Olympic Park, in Sydney, Australia.

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Starship Entertainment

Starship Entertainment is a South Korean entertainment company established in 2008 by Kim Shi Dae.

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A subculture is a group of people within a culture that differentiates itself from the parent culture to which it belongs, often maintaining some of its founding principles.

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Super Junior

Super Junior (슈퍼주니어; Syupeo Junieo), also known as SJ or SUJU, is a South Korean boy band.

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Super Junior-K.R.Y.

Super Junior-K.R.Y. is the first official sub-group of South Korean boy band Super Junior.

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Super Junior-M

Super Junior-M, also stylized as SJ-M, is a Chinese sub-unit of the South Korean boy group Super Junior.

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Super Show 4

Super Show 4 is the first live world concert tour and fourth international tour by South Korean boy band Super Junior, in support of their fifth studio album, Mr. Simple.

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Superstar K

Superstar K (슈퍼스타 K) is a South Korean television talent show series which is held yearly.

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A synthesizer (often abbreviated as synth, also spelled synthesiser) is an electronic musical instrument that generates electric signals that are converted to sound through instrument amplifiers and loudspeakers or headphones.

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T-ara (티아라) is a South Korean girl group formed in 2009 by MBK Entertainment (formerly known as Core Contents Media).

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Talent agent

A talent agent, or booking agent, is a person who finds jobs for actors, authors, film directors, musicians, models, professional athletes, writers, screenwriters, broadcast journalists, and other professionals in various entertainment or broadcast businesses.

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Talent show

A talent show is an event where participants perform talents of singing, dancing, lip-syncing, acting, drumming, martial arts, playing an instrument, or other activities to showcase skills.

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Teen Top

Teen Top is a South Korean boy band formed by TOP Media in 2010.

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Televisión Mexiquense

Mexiquense TV is the public television network of the Mexican State of Mexico.

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Television in South Korea

In South Korea, there are a number of national television networks, the three largest of which are KBS, MBC, and SBS.

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Terminal High Altitude Area Defense

Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), formerly Theater High Altitude Area Defense, is an American anti-ballistic missile defense system designed to shoot down short-, medium-, and intermediate-range ballistic missiles in their terminal phase (descent or reentry) by intercepting with a hit-to-kill approach.

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The Beatles

The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960.

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The Boys (Girls' Generation song)

"The Boys" is a song recorded by South Korean girl group Girls' Generation for their third Korean language studio album with the same name.

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The Chosun Ilbo

The Chosun Ilbo is one of the major newspapers in South Korea.

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The Economist

The Economist is an English-language weekly magazine-format newspaper owned by the Economist Group and edited at offices in London.

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The Geeks (band)

The Geeks is an influential hardcore punk band from South Korea.

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The Guardian

The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.

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The Hollywood Reporter

The Hollywood Reporter (THR) is a multi-platform American digital and print magazine founded in 1930 and focusing on the Hollywood film industry, television, and entertainment industries, as well as Hollywood's intersection with fashion, finance, law, technology, lifestyle, and politics.

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The Kim Sisters

The Kim Sisters were a Korean-born American singing trio who made their career in the United States during the 1950s and 1960s.

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The Korea Herald

The Korea Herald is a daily English-language newspaper founded in 1953 and published in Seoul, South Korea.

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The Korea Times

The Korea Times is the oldest of three English-language newspapers published daily in South Korea.

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The New York Times

The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.

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The New Yorker

The New Yorker is an American magazine of reportage, commentary, criticism, essays, fiction, satire, cartoons, and poetry.

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The Outline (website)

The Outline is a New York-based digital media company focused on power, culture and the future.

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The Quietus

The Quietus is a British online music and pop culture magazine, focusing on arts news, reviews, and features.

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The Times of India

The Times of India (TOI) is an Indian English-language daily newspaper owned by The Times Group.

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The Verge

The Verge is an American technology news and media network operated by Vox Media.

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The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal is a U.S. business-focused, English-language international daily newspaper based in New York City.

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Tiffany Hwang

Stephanie Young Hwang (born August 1, 1989), known professionally as Tiffany, Tiffany Hwang or Tiffany Young, is an American singer.

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Time (magazine)

Time is an American weekly news magazine and news website published in New York City.

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Time: Live Tour 2013

Time: Live Tour 2013 (stylized as Tohoshinki Live Tour 2013 ~TIME~), also known as the Time Tour, was the sixth Japanese concert tour (tenth overall) by South Korean pop duo Tohoshinki, in support of their sixth Japanese studio album Time (2013).

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Trot (music)

Trot (Hangul: 트로트), also known by the onomatopoetic term ppongjjak (Hangul: 뽕짝), is a genre of Korean pop music, known for its use of repetitive rhythm and vocal inflections.

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TVXQ (stylized as TVXQ!), an initialism for Tong Vfang Xien Qi, is a South Korean pop duo consisting of U-Know Yunho and Max Changmin.

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Twice (band)

Twice (Japanese: トゥワイス) is a South Korean girl group formed by JYP Entertainment through the 2015 reality show Sixteen.

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Twinkle (EP)

Twinkle is the debut EP by the South Korean girl group, Girls' Generation-TTS, composed of Taeyeon, Tiffany, and Seohyun.

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UK Albums Chart

The Official Albums Chart is a list of albums ranked by physical and digital sales and (from March 2015) audio streaming in the United Kingdom.

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Underground music

Underground music comprises musical genres beyond mainstream culture.

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Union of International Associations

The Union of International Associations (UIA) is a non-profit non-governmental research institute and documentation center based in Brussels, Belgium, and operating under United Nations mandate.

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Uniq (band)

Uniq (Hangul: 유니크; stylized UNIQ) is a five-member Chinese-South Korean boy group formed by Chinese company Yuehua Entertainment in 2014.

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United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates (UAE; دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة), sometimes simply called the Emirates (الإمارات), is a federal absolute monarchy sovereign state in Western Asia at the southeast end of the Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman to the east and Saudi Arabia to the south, as well as sharing maritime borders with Qatar to the west and Iran to the north.

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United Service Organizations

The United Service Organizations Inc. (USO) is a nonprofit organization that provides live entertainment, such as comedians and musicians, and other programs to members of the United States Armed Forces and their families.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

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United States Department of State

The United States Department of State (DOS), often referred to as the State Department, is the United States federal executive department that advises the President and represents the country in international affairs and foreign policy issues.

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Universal Music Group

Universal Music Group (also known in the United States as UMG Recordings, Inc. and abbreviated as UMG) is an American global music corporation that is a subsidiary of the French media conglomerate Vivendi.

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University of California

The University of California (UC) is a public university system in the US state of California.

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University of New South Wales

The University of New South Wales (UNSW; branded as UNSW Sydney) is an Australian public research university located in the Sydney suburb of Kensington.

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Unpretty Rapstar

Unpretty Rapstar (Hangul: 언프리티 랩스타) is a South Korean rap competition TV show, known as a female counterpart of Show Me The Money.

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Vice President of Peru

The Republic of Peru has two Vice Presidents who are elected along with the President in democratic elections.

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Vicente Fox

Vicente Fox Quesada, (born 2 July 1942) is a Mexican businessman and politician who served as the 55th President of Mexico from December 1, 2000 to November 30, 2006.

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Victoria Nuland

Victoria Jane Nuland (born 1961) is the former Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs at the United States Department of State.

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Vietnam War

The Vietnam War (Chiến tranh Việt Nam), also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America (Kháng chiến chống Mỹ) or simply the American War, was a conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975.

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VIXX (빅스 pronounced "vicks"; acronym for Voice, Visual, Value in Excelsis) is a six-member South Korean boy group, formed by Jellyfish Entertainment in 2012.

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Void (law)

In law, void means of no legal effect.

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Wanna One

Wanna One is a South Korean boy band formed by CJ E&M through the 2017 series Produce 101 Season 2.

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Warsaw (Warszawa; see also other names) is the capital and largest city of Poland.

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Western culture

Western culture, sometimes equated with Western civilization, Occidental culture, the Western world, Western society, European civilization,is a term used very broadly to refer to a heritage of social norms, ethical values, traditional customs, belief systems, political systems and specific artifacts and technologies that have some origin or association with Europe.

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Western world

The Western world refers to various nations depending on the context, most often including at least part of Europe and the Americas.

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William James Adams Jr. (born March 15, 1975), known professionally as will.i.am (pronounced "will I am"), is an American musician, rapper, singer, songwriter, and actor.

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A windbreaker or a windcheater is a thin coat designed to resist wind chill and light rain, a lighter version of a jacket.

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Wings (BTS album)

Wings is the second Korean studio album (fourth overall) by South Korean boy band BTS.

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Winner (band)

Winner is a South Korean boy band formed in 2013 by YG Entertainment and debuted in 2014.

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Wonder Girls

Wonder Girls was a South Korean girl group formed by JYP Entertainment.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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Yang Hyun-suk

Yang Hyun-suk (born December, 1969) is a South Korean music executive, rapper, dancer and record producer.

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Yellow Peril

The Yellow Peril (also Yellow Terror and Yellow Spectre) is a racist color-metaphor that is integral to the xenophobic theory of colonialism: that the peoples of East Asia are a danger to the Western world.

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YG Entertainment

YG Entertainment Inc. (Korean: YG 엔터테인먼트) is a South Korean entertainment company established in 1996 by Yang Hyun-suk.

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Yonhap News Agency (주식회사 연합뉴스) is a South Korean news agency.

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Yoo Seung-jun

Steve Sueng Jun Yoo (born December 15, 1976), also known as his Korean name Yoo Seung-jun (Hangul: 유승준), is a Korean-American singer and actor, who became one of South Korea's most popular K-pop singers after his debut in 1997.

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YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California.

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Yvette Giraud

Yvette Giraud (16 September 1916 – 3 August 2014) was a French singer, born in Paris.

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ZE:A (Hangul: 제국의 아이들), also known as Children of Empire, is a South Korean boy group formed by Star Empire Entertainment in 2010.

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1997 Asian financial crisis

The Asian financial crisis was a period of financial crisis that gripped much of East Asia beginning in July 1997 and raised fears of a worldwide economic meltdown due to financial contagion.

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1TYM (Korean: 원타임, pronounced as "One Time") was a four-member South Korean hip hop group.

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2002 FIFA World Cup

The 2002 FIFA World Cup was the 17th FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial world championship for men's national football teams organized by FIFA.

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2011 MTV Europe Music Awards

The 2011 MTV EMAs (also known as the MTV Europe Music Awards) were held in Northern Ireland's capital Belfast, on Sunday, 6 November 2011, at the Odyssey Arena in the Titanic Quarter area of the city and were hosted by Selena Gomez and Paul Clark.

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2015 BTS Live Trilogy Episode II: The Red Bullet

2015 BTS Live Trilogy Episode II: The Red Bullet is a 2015 concert tour headlined by the South Korean boy band Bangtan Boys.

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2017 Billboard Music Awards

The 2017 Billboard Music Awards was held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on May 21, 2017.

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2017 BTS Live Trilogy Episode III: The Wings Tour

2017 BTS Live Trilogy Episode III (Final Chapter): The Wings Tour was the second worldwide concert tour headlined by the South Korean boy band BTS to promote their second Korean studio album, ''Wings'' (2016).

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2NE1 (투애니원) was a South Korean girl group composed of Bom, Dara, CL, and Minzy, formed by YG Entertainment in 2009.

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4Minute (포미닛) was a five-member South Korean girl group formed in 2009 by Cube Entertainment with music singles and albums released primarily in South Korea and Japan.

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