Seo Taiji and Boys

Seo Taiji and Boys
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Seo Taiji and Boys in the early 1990s. From left: Yang Hyun-suk, Seo Taiji, and Lee Juno.
Background information
OriginSeoul, South Korea
Years active1992 (1992)–1996
Past membersSeo Taiji
Yang Hyun-suk
Lee Juno
Korean name
서태지와 아이들
Revised RomanizationSeo Taejiwa aideul
McCune–ReischauerSŏ T‘aeji-wa aidŭl

Seo Taiji and Boys (Korean서태지와 아이들) was a South Korean music group active from 1992 to 1996. The three members of the boy band, Seo Taiji, Yang Hyun-suk and Lee Juno, experimented with many different genres of popular Western music.[1] Seo Taiji and Boys was highly successful and is credited with changing the South Korean music industry by pioneering the use of rap in Korean popular music and utilizing social critique, despite pressure from ethics and censorship committees.[2][3]

The band won the Grand Prize at the Seoul Music Awards in both 1992 and 1993.[4] In April 1996, Billboard reported that the band's first three albums had each sold over 1.6 million copies, with the fourth nearing two million,[5] making all four some of the best-selling albums in South Korea.

  1. ^ Sohn, Ji-young (May 20, 2014). "[Newsmaker] K-pop legend Seo Taiji to return". The Korea Herald. Retrieved July 5, 2015.
  2. ^ Suh, Hye-rim (July 3, 2013). "Seo Taiji and Boys chosen as K-pop icons". The Korea Herald. Retrieved July 5, 2015.
  3. ^ Cite error: The named reference :12 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  4. ^ "제23회서울가요대상". Seoul Music Awards (in Korean). July 3, 2013. Archived from the original on August 18, 2014. Retrieved June 16, 2017.
  5. ^ Seoul Music: Rockin' in Korea; April 20, 1996. Billboard. p. 18.

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