BTS' Suga: K-Pop is more than music

BTS' Suga: K-Pop is more than music
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BTS star Suga believes K-Pop incorporates more than just music.

The Korean singer insists the term transcends their songs and is more of a reflection of the entire culture that surrounds his group and also includes factors such as dance moves and outfits.

Speaking in a Q & A session at the Grammy Museum, he said: "I'm a little careful to talk about K-Pop as a genre because I don't want to be defining K-Pop as a genre.

"I'm a little bit wary of that but I think rather than approach K-Pop as a genre, a better approach would be 'integrated content.'

"K-pop includes not just the music, but the clothes, the make-up, the choreography...all these elements I think sort of amalgamate together in a visual and auditory content package, that I think sets it apart from other music or maybe other genres so again, as I said, rather than approach K-Pop as it's own genre I think approaching it as this integration of different content would be better."

K-pop sensation BTS brings star power to world stage

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    South Korean pop group BTS members stand on scene after they performed during a Korean cultural event as part of South Korean President official visit in France, on October 14, 2018 in Paris.

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    The cultural event, held to celebrate the good relationship between the two countries, was hosted by President Moon, who was also conducting his four-day state visit in France.

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    South Korean pop group BTS performs during a Korean cultural event as part of South Korean President official visit in France, on October 14, 2018 in Paris

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    K-Pop sensation BTS brought their star power to the United Nations on Monday (Sept 24), telling the world's youth to listen to their inner voice and resist pressure to conform.

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    "No matter who you are, where you're from, your skin colour, your gender identity, just speak yourself," group leader Kim Nam-jun told a packed hall at the launch of a UNICEF youth campaign.

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    The band has appeared on US talkshows like Ellen and The Tonight Show.

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    They also topped the Billboard 200 chart in May 2018. [Above] The group at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards.

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    In this file photo taken on May 20, 2018, South Korean Boy Band BTS attends the 2018 Billboard Music Awards 2018 at the MGM Grand Resort International in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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    Musical group BTS perfroms onstage during the 2018 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 20, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Meanwhile, the 'Run' group recently admitted they are too busy to look for love and don't think their schedules make them appealing boyfriends to have.

Suga said: "If you lived in our shoes, you'd quickly understand. We just don't have any time. Like today. We're going to finish in the early hours and start out again early in the morning."

Jimin added: "We don't have time to see our own families, to be honest. We don't have a normal pattern of life. Even if we were to date, I don't think that you could call it real dating.

"I don't think anyone would want to date us."

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