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Pop music from South Korea (K-pop) has [became / become] very popular around the world. In 2012, the South Korean artist Psy received the most [views / view] ever on YouTube with his song Gangnam Style. In the [passed / past] few years, the Korean boy band BTS has had considerable [successful / success] in America and Europe. They became the first K-pop band to have a number one [on / at] the US music charts. The popularity [of / at] K-pop has caused major record labels to put [many / more] money into Korean acts. The world's biggest music label, Universal Music Group, has said it will [join / joint] a live-streaming platform set [up / down] by Korea's major record labels. Universal will invest in the platform [launching / launched] last year by Big Hit Entertainment, the company BTS belongs to.

Another Korean pop group, the girl band BLACKPINK, is also [let / set] to become popular worldwide. Universal has [steamed / teamed] up with their label, YG Entertainment. The chairman of YG said: "We will work [closely / close] with the biggest music company, Universal Music Group, [globe / globally] for the successful global debut and promotion [to / of] BLACKPINK. In addition, we will do our best to help [other / another] YG artists to break through into the North American and European [markets / malls] ." YG added: "Music and real talent [up / rise] above culture and language and have no boundaries. Through this partnership we feel we can [true / truly] showcase our artists' potential on a bigger scale. We look forward to what's to come [in / on] the future."

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