K-POP, genre king of the music industry. A look back at all the significant collaborations of the greatest current artists with Korean stars.
No doubt, K-POP is a real phenomenon. It is not for nothing that melty saves you the very last places for the BLACKPINK concert at the Zenith in Paris. This particular musical genre is dissipating the borders between countries and more and more Westerners are interested in it. Many collaborations have also emerged in recent years: we think of Dua Lipa with BLACKPINK, Tinashe, Chanyol, Far East Movement and Marshmello. We also think of Skrillex, Diplo, CL and G-Dragon. The artists are not afraid to come together and when the collaborations are successful it gives tubes at the top of the charts. Back on some featurings that have made K-POP essential.
Dua Lipa & BLACKPINK – “Kiss and Make Up”
Dua Lipa and the girls of BLACKPINK joined forces on “Kiss and Make Up”, a summer hit that now counts more than 200 million views on Spotify and has been classified in the Billboard Hot 100 (the ranking of best selling singles in the United States). BLACKPINK then became the first K-POP girlband to debut in the Top 40.
BTS & Halsey – “Boy With Luv”
It was with a catchy refrain that BTS and Halsey made a lot of noise with “Boy With Luv”. Now one of the most popular songs of the moment, the first single from the group’s new album allowed them to establish themselves in the United States.
Loona (YYXY) & Grimes – “love4eva”
Here is a somewhat special collaboration since it was born thanks to DM Instagram: that of LOONA and Grimes. This song marks the beginning of a beautiful relationship between the United States and Korea since the girlband will appear on the singer’s next album.
John Legend & Wendy (Red Velvet) – “Written in the Stars”
In this collaboration, the singer of the group Red Velvet unites her voice with that of John Legend for a most sumptuous duo. Love song and visuals to die for: this ballad is probably one of our favorites.
BTS & Nicki Minaj – “Idol (Remix)”
BTS which was recently at the top of the Billboard 200 is not doing things by halves in order to prevail in the United States. The group collaborated with Nicki Minaj for the remix of “Idol”. The video clip garnered over 56.2 million views in one day on YouTube.
Ellie Goulding, Diplo & Red Velvet – “Close To Me (Remix)”
Red Velvet was shipped for the remix of “Close To Me” and it is by adding verses in their original language that the group gave new life to the song.