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History of Kpop Boy Bands: The Early 1990s

Many Kpop fans have heard of first-generation boy groups like H.O.T. and Sechs Kies. But even they stand on the shoulders of the 1980s and early 1990s boy groups that literally created Kpop as we know it today

When TIME Magazine awarded BTS the title of Entertainer of the Year 2020, no one was surprised.

For the past two years, BTS has dominated in a way the world hasn't seen since The Beatles. Perhaps it even seemed that BTS came out of the void, perfectly formed, an Adam given the spark of life by the God of all-that-is-swoon-worthy in pop music.

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