K-pop is a new music genre of popular music originating in South Korea. While the modern form of K-pop can be traced back to the early 90s, the term itself has been popularized since the 2000s, replacing the term Gayo, which also refers to domestic pop music in South Korea.
K-Pop is not just a music genre. It’s a global phenomenon. The reason why it is so popular is that the idols (K-Pop people are called “idols” in Korea) are vigorously trained in singing and dancing from their childhood. They audition for an entertainment company(SM, JYP..) and join as trainees.
TS is arguably *the* most popular K-pop group around the globe, and with good reason. They have reached number one on iTunes in more than 65 countries, have held first place on Billboard’s Social 50 chart for 114 weeks in a row, and are soon embarking on their first U.S. stadium tour in May.