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South Korean boyband Wanna One performing at the HallyuPopFest music festival in Singapore over the weekend. The line-up at the music festival also included South Korean singer Taeyeon (far left) and singer-host Eric Nam (left).
South Korean boyband Wanna One performing at the HallyuPopFest music festival in Singapore over the weekend.
South Korean boyband Wanna One performing at the HallyuPopFest music festival in Singapore over the weekend. The line-up at the music festival also included South Korean singer Taeyeon (far left) and singer-host Eric Nam (left).
The line-up at the music festival also included South Korean singer Taeyeon (left) and singer-host Eric Nam (right).
South Korean boyband Wanna One performing at the HallyuPopFest music festival in Singapore over the weekend. The line-up at the music festival also included South Korean singer Taeyeon (far left) and singer-host Eric Nam (left).
South Korean boyband BTS (above) have teamed up with DJ Steve Aoki and The Chainsmokers, among other American acts.
K-pop group Got7, which debuted in 2014, have experimented with different music genres, from rap to R&B.
K-pop group Got7, which debuted in 2014, have experimented with different mu sic genres, from rap to R&B.

The high turnover rate for South Korean pop music groups means the industry constantly feels fresh and helps it go well beyond Asian shores

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Going by the rabid fan turnout at the HallyuPopFest music festival over the weekend, the demand for South Korean pop music, or K-pop, does not appear to be waning any time soon.

More than 25,000 people over three days showed up at the three-day festival at Singapore Indoor Stadium to catch their favourite K-pop idols sing, dance and, well, look good - never mind that the biggest boyband of the event, Wanna One, had last performed here just two months ago.

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A version of this art icle appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 11, 2018, with the headline 'K-pop hotter than ever'. Print Edition | Subscribe Topics:
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