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Idol (pop culture)

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An idol is a type of entertainer manufactured and marketed for image, attractiveness, and personality. The concept is particularly common in the Asian pop music industry. Idols are usually singers, they may either be part of an idol group or solo artists, and they are trained in other disciplines such as acting, dancing, and modeling (sometimes influenced by Western culture). Unlike other celebrities, idols are notably commercialized through merchandise and endorsements to brands by talent agencies while keeping an almost perfect public image and social media presence, as well a strong connection with a passionate consumer fan base through concerts , handshakes and fan meetings. An idol usually starts their carrer on their preteens to twenties whose image is manufactured to cultivate a dedicated fandom. Entertainment agencies promote idols by recruiting preteens and teenagers with little or no experience in the entertainment industry, and market them as aspiring stars.[1][2][3][4][5]

Most idol singers work along a big quantity of music genres,from typical Bubblegum pop to even Trot and Classical music, though usually in the genre that is most trendy at the moment,[6] but they also have their own subcultures of music. Conversely, some talent agencies do not rigorously train their idols,[7] and market their idols as amateurs who will gain experience over the course of their careers and with the support of their fans.


The modern history of the idol culture has his roots in Japan and Korea.[8]During the 1970's we see the first Idol groups with the creation of idol singers such as Mari Amachi, Saori Minami, Momoe Yamaguchi, Candies, a japanese idol trio.[9]

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  1. "The mystique of the Japanese male idol". CNN.
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  7. "Why Japanese don't measure up to Koreans as pop idols". South China Morning Post. 2018-07-06. Retrieved 2020-02-12.
  8. JpopAsia. "A Brief History on Idol Culture in Japan and The Ascent of The Superfan". JpopAsia. Retrieved 2020-02-13.
  9. "Candies (group) - generasia". Retrieved 2020-02-13.

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