There's still plenty of work to be done when it comes to representation of Asian musicians in the industry. While the genre of K-Pop has become mega popular as of late with groups such as BTS continuing to make headlines. While there still aren't too many Asian musicians taking over the radio a number of singers, bands, and more are out there making a name for themselves. And we've compiled a handy-dandy list of them.
Fairlane is a devout Asian Entertainment Fan and a professional screenplay writer and author on the side. As many genres were fused into what would eventually become K-pop, J-pop, and cantopop, boy band music has remained pristine. South Korea and Japan are not the only countries with a healthy idol and boy band industry. China has birthed a number of boy bands that deserve respect.
How did South Korea, a country which at one point heavily censored music, suddenly become an extraordinary pop culture exporter? The South Korean government plays a vital role in exporting this soft power. The Ministry of Culture and Tourism has continuously sponsored promotional initiatives to promote Korean culture since the late s. Together with the embassies and consulates, K-pop stars are invited to perform at concerts overseas.
Influenced by Eminem and Linkin Park in her childhood, Suboi is the first widely acclaimed Vietnamese female rapper, kicking off her career in the s. Charice is a Filipino singer who rose to popularity through YouTube. After coming out as a lesbian in , Charice Pempengco has changed to a male name Jake Zyrus in In , Rain released a Japanese album and became the first Korean star to perform at the Tokyo Dome.