[Debate] Do you think Kpop is significantly more influential and a better musical genre than american pop music?

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BTS has been on the roll these days so I was wondering what you guys personally felt regarding the whole thing juxtaposed with American musical genres or pop music specifically. Thoughts?
 

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In what regard is KPOP influential?? Its sonically a bastardized version of pop, hiphop, contemporary and rnb music. All its superstars of past and present dominate Asia and all give American and British artists as inspiration for their sonic. KPOP is known for its rabid fanbases that spam videos and content from artists nobody listens to. BTS is the perfect example ask the average person to name just one of their songs. 2020 was one of the dries music years and not a single KPOP album cracked Top 20 globally in sales and critical acclaim.
 
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I agree with BZA here, pop is commercial trash but there were a lot of great and original pop artists who've had an impact on music, kpop seems to be a more manufactured version of pop.
 

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Currently or in the past, comparisons can be made.

However, that is only as far as the immediate contents of the genres are concerned, not the genres on their own.

Such a thing as a genre or any category is simply a virtual box or description of outputs - it is nothing on its own. Even in such things as sports league tiers, two teams from a lower league are capable of playing a higher level of game than two teams in a higher league.
 
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In what regard is KPOP influential?? Its sonically a bastardized version of pop, hiphop, contemporary and rnb music. All its superstars of past and present dominate Asia and all give American and British artists as inspiration for their sonic. KPOP is known for its rabid fanbases that spam videos and content from artists nobody listens to. BTS is the perfect example ask the average person to name just one of their songs. 2020 was one of the dries music years and not a single KPOP album cracked Top 20 globally in sales and critical acclaim.
Sorry for the late.

To be clear, I'm playing devil's advocate on here. Extrapolating on the statistics, didn't BTS crack Top 20 when they were nominated for the Grammy's implying they were that influential in the US, which tangentially translates to a proportional exorbitant reflection of it in sales and critical acclaim? Citing Western Artists as inspiration, doesn't really reflect negatively on thier grind psychologically speaking, as that simply elucidates on the fact that they respect Western Artists, and actively redefines thier prologue production's. Which isn't necessarily indicative of subservience, then we've the fact that although sonically they are significantly primitive compared to the West, it couldn't be denied that they catastrophically exceed thier precedents in the parameters of aesthetic appeal, MV production, heterogeneity of consumption (a significant % of both male and female comprise it's consumers.), stage presence, and revolutionizing the cultural perspectives and aesthetic stereotypes of what either gender should aesthetically adorn or portray as like exemplified by thier exorbitant influence (hair styling, makeup, skin care routines, fashion designer inspiration.) in the Exact West they were inspired by.
 
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