i'm in my parents' house and i don't have any of my pics here, that's why i stopped.
anyway, i've heard of this before, about kpop being koreanized western music and there's some merit to that argument i suppose. but whatever they're doing, they make it different enough for me to enjoy. and they don't seem to be going off current western music, at least.
you can skim through this article for more on that topic: https://kpopalypse.com/2014/08/30/the-differences-between-k-pop-and-western-pop/
that guy is a musical engineer or professional or something, with really high level knowledge, he can explain it better than me.