ST Podcast: Diving into the history and evolution of K-pop

The Straits Times' Yeo Sam Jo and Jan Lee discuss in detail how K-pop has become a multibillion-dollar industry and a global phenomenon in this Pop Vultures podcast episode.
The Straits Times' Yeo Sam Jo and Jan Lee discuss in detail how K-pop has become a multibillion-dollar industry and a global phenomenon in this Pop Vultures podcast episode.

Pop Vultures Ep 1: Diving into the history and evolution of K-pop

34.53 mins

Synopsis: A podcast by The Straits Times that examines the ins and outs of pop culture, be it Asian entertainment or Hollywood.

South Korean boyband BTS recently became the first K-pop group to present at the Grammys. How did they, K-pop and the bigger Hallyu wave become a multibillion-dollar industry and a global phenomenon?

The Straits Times' Jan Lee and Yeo Sam Jo tumble down the rabbit hole to tell you all about how K-pop began with one poorly rated song in a 1992 talent show, its evolution since and the dark side to the glamour and glitz of K-pop.

Produced by: Jan Lee, Yeo Sam Jo and Ernest Luis

Edited by: Adam Azlee

Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg

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