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Top 10 Most Popular K-Pop Boy Groups (2021)

The following boy bands are considered to be the most popular and successful in the world. Since “Gangnam Style” went viral in 2012, numerous K-pop bands have taken the world by storm! So let’s check out these top 10 most popular K-pop boy groups!
Top 10 Most Popular K-Pop Boy Groups (2019)

  1. BTS

  2. EXO

  3. Wanna One

  4. NCT

  5. Got7

  6. SEVENTEEN

  7. Monsta X

  8. Stray Kids

  9. WINNER

  10. ASTRO

BTS

BTS Members : Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, Jungkook

Years Active: 2013–present

Label: Big Hit Entertainment, Pony Canyon, Def Jam Japan, Columbia

The first K-pop group to perform at the American Music Awards and win a Billboard Music Award, and the first South Korean act to reach 10 million followers on Twitter, BTS, also known as Bangtan Boys and Beyond the Scene, has put the world under the K-pop spell! They are considered to be the most tweeted about celebrity in 2017: they were liked and retweeted more than half a billion times worldwide!

The band is comprised of seven members: RM, J-Hope, Jimin, V, Jin, Suga, and Jungkook. BTS blend dance-oriented K-pop with hip-hop influences; they compose, produce, and write lyrics for performances themselves.

Another trophy, my hands carry ’em

Too many that I can’t even count ’em (turn it up now)

Mic drop, mic drop

Be careful of your feet, be careful of what you say

Somebody stop me, I’m ’bouta pop off

Too busy, you know my body ain’t enough (turn it up now)

Mic drop, mic drop

Be careful of your feet, be careful of what you say

— BTS (“Mic Drop”)

BTS (방탄소년단) ‘MIC Drop (Steve Aoki Remix)’ Official MV

EXO

EXO Members : Xiumin, Suho, Lay, Baekhyun, Chen, Chanyeol, D.O., Kai, Sehun

Years Active: 2012–present

Label: SM Entertainment, Avex Trax

EXO was formed by S.M. Entertainment in 2011. The band made their debut in 2012 with twelve members – they were separated into two subgroups, EXO-M and EXO-K, performing music in different languages (Mandarin and Korean respectively).

K-pop boy band

The K-pop boy band was considered the “most influential celebrity” by Forbes Korea Power Celebrity in both 2014 and 2015!

Currently, EXO consists of nine members: Xiumin, Baekhyun, Suho, Lay, Chen, Chanyeol, Sehun, D.O., and Kai.

I’m a bit hot-tempered

I’m not very tenderhearted (I hated you)

I hated you but I want you

That’s right, my type

The heart does not lie

— EXO (“Monster”)

Wanna One

Wanna One Members : Yoon Ji-sung, Ha Sung-woon, Hwang Min-hyun, Ong Seong-wu, Kim Jae-hwan, Kang Daniel, Park Ji-hoon, Park Woo-jin, Bae Jin-young, Lee Dae-hwi, Lai Guan-lin

Years Active: 2017–present

Label: YMC Entertainment, Stone Music Entertainment, Swing Entertainment

Wanna One has been formed by CJ E&M, and it’s the second group in this list that was formed through the 2017 series Produce 101 Season 2! Wanna One has been chosen as the Best New K-Pop Act of 2017 (Billboard). With their electro-pop tracks and highly-stylized choreography garnering a lot of attention, the boy band became a top act in Korea from its very formation on Produce 101 in 2017. Even though they are planned to disband by the end of 2018, after which its members plan to focus on their solo careers, there’s still time left for the group to impress their fans.

Wanna One consists of eleven members: Ji Seong, Sung Woon, Min Hyun, Seong Woo, Ji Hoon, Woo Jin, Jae Hwan, Kang Daniel, Jin Young, Dae Hwi, and Kuan Lin.

Cover me like a blanket, yeah yeah

With this endless joy, yeah yeah

When your lips are close

My heart feels like it’s about to stop

When I saw you today

The feeling of butterflies was bigger than the familiar feeling

— Wanna One (“Light”)

NCT

NCT Members : WinWin, Jeno, Jisung, Yuta, Jungwoo, Johnny, Haechan, Doyoung, Ten, Mark, Jaehyun, Jaemin, Renjun, Chenle, Taeil, Lucas, Taeyong, and Kun

Years Active: 2016–present

Label: SM Entertainment, Avex Trax

NCT is a highly popular k-pop boy group, an interesting concept with an unlimited number of members. NCT stands for “Neo Culture Technology”. It consists of 21 members now.

One more interesting fact is that the band is divided into many sub-units that are based in many various cities of the world! NCT U was the first group’s unit to debut (in April 2016) and was introduced as the main group of NCT.

At first, it announced only two members – Mark and Jaehyun, only later adding 7 other members. NCT 127 was the second sub-unit, NCT Dream and WayV appeared later. Oh? And do you know that NCT127 is based in Seoul, while other sub-unit, WayV, is located in China?

We’re on trend of U.S. hip-hop, I listen to Post Malone and Amine. We’re all pretty on the new. We get pieces inspired by other artists, and we use those inspirations to turn them into our own ways, we’re making it into our own style.

— Taeyong

Got7

Got7 Members : Jinyoung, Yugyeom, BamBam, Mark, Youngjae, JB, and Jackson

Years Active: 2014–present

Label: JYP Entertainment, Sony Music Entertainment

Got7 is a K-pop boy band formed by JYP Entertainment. It is composed of seven multinational members who come from the US, Thailand, South Korea, and Hong Kong: JB, BamBam, Mark, Jackson, Yugyeom , Jinyoung, and Youngjae.

Debuting at the beginning of 2014 with mini-album “Got It?”, the band gained popularity pretty fast. Their performances on stage often incorporate street dancing and various elements of martial arts tricking, so it’s never boring!

SEVENTEEN

Seventeen Members : S.Coups, Jeonghan, Joshua, Jun, Hoshi, Wonwoo, Woozi, DK, Mingyu, The8, Seungkwan, Vernon, Dino

Years Active: 2015–present

Label: Pledis Entertainment

Despite the group’s name, Seventeen (also stylized as SVT) consists of only thirteen members: S.Coups, Jeonghan, Joshua, Jun, DK, Mingyu, The8, Seungkwan, Hoshi, Wonwoo, Woozi, Vernon, and Dino. However, sometimes, the boy band did consist of 16 members! So then what does the name Seventeen signify? It turns out that the number signifies the medium age of the members at the time of band formation! The group is divided into three teams, each with a different area of specialization: vocal, hip-hop, and performance. Moreover, they are involved in composition and production of their own choreography and discography, so they even have been given the nickname of a “self-producing” idol group. The group was formed by Pledis Entertainment in 2015.

I do not mean that.

If you ever

I’m tired.

I was worried.

I have my heart

I need you no other

You are like a summer jeh

You’ve been feeling

The densest point of loneliness

I can not sleep with you.

— SEVENTEEN (“Oh My”)

Monsta X

Monsta X Members : I.M, Jooheon, Minhyuk, Wonho, Shownu, Kihyun and Hyungwon

Years Active: 2015–present

Label: Mercury Tokyo, Maverick, Starship, Epic, Columbia UK

Formed through the TV talent show “No. Mercy”, Monsta X debuted in 2015 with their first album “Trespass”. It didn’t take long for this seven-member Korean hip-hop band to take over North America! “The Clan”, their first full-length studio album, took the number one spot on Billboard’s World Albums in the US! The band consists of 7 members: Minhyuk, Shownu, Wonho, Hyungwon, Kihyun, Joohoney, and I.M.

Stray Kids

Stray Kids Members : Lee Know, Hyunjin, Felix, Seungmin, I.N, Woojin, Changbin, Bang Chan, and Han

Years Active: 2017–present

Label: JYP

This K-pop group didn’t get its name just for no reason. Stray Kids is how the reality competition show is called! After going through the competition, the chosen boys formed the K-pop boy group of the same name.

It debuted in 2018 with 9 members: Woojin, Changbin, Hyunjin, Han, Lee Know, Felix, Seungmin, I.N, and Bang Chan. With their super carefree and wild image, the band became a global hit with their first album being number one in iTunes Charts in multiple countries!

Winner

Winner Members : Mino, Seunghoon, Seungyoon, Jinwoo

Years Active: 2014–present

Label: YG

Winner was also formed through a reality survival show! The show was called Win: Who Is Next and it revolved around two teams who compete against each other in who is best in performing, songwriting, and choreography. Fans determined the winners, so that’s basically how the Winner was born! Their debut in 2014 was epic; they even were called “Monster rookies” for their unprecedented success.

The K-pop boy band consists of 44 members: Seunghoon, Mino, Jinwoo, and Seungyoon.

Astro

Astro Members : Sanha, Jinjin, MJ, Moonbin, Eunwoo, and Rocky

Years Active: 2016–present

Label: Fantagio

Astro is a K-pop boy group that consists of 6 members: Jinjin, Moonbin, Sanha, MJ, Rocky, and Eunwoo.

Before debuting, they all were iTeen Boys while training in a talent development program under Fantagio iTeen. Soon, they starred in a web drama series “To Be Continued”, and only after that, they debuted with the mini-album Spring Up in 2016. Billboard even named them one of the best new K-pop groups of the year!

Great Albums by These K-Pop Groups

Artist Essential Album Year Released

BTS

“Dark & Wild”

2014

EXO

“XOXO”

2013

Wanna One

“1X1=1 (To Be One)”

2017

NCT

“Empathy”

2018

Got7

“Just Right”

2015

SEVENTEEN

“Love & Letter”

2016

Monsta X

“Rush”

2015

Stray Kids

“Mixtape”

2018

WINNER

“2014 S/S”

2014

ASTRO

“Spring Up”

2017

How a boy band from South Korea became the biggest in the world ?

The Korean newcomers sported the same style of slim-fit suits and floppy bowl cuts, emblazoned their name on their drum kit in the same font used by the Liverpudlian hitmakers, and even made their broadcast in black and white.

In April, BTS became only the third group in 50 years to have three number one albums on the Billboard 200 charts in less than 12 months, joining the ranks of The Beatles and The Monkees.

The next month, BTS became the first group in Billboard history to spend five weeks at number one on the Billboard Artist 100 chart.
Like the Beatles, BTS had traveled from another continent to perform for their enormous American fan base. But that the South Korean stars had managed to crack the American market was perhaps an even greater achievement.

Most of BTS’s songs are in Korean, the group only has one fluent English speaker, and they were selling Americans a distinctly Asian brand of sex appeal.

The K-pop band that could

Six years ago, when BTS released their music video debut “No More Dream” in June 2013, it wasn’t obvious that they would be K-pop’s breakout success story in America.

The group, comprised of Kim Tae-hyung (better known as V), Jung Ho-seok (J-Hope), Kim Nam-joon (RM), Kim Seok-jin (Jin), Park Ji-min, Jeon Jung-kook, and Min Yoon-gi (Suga), presented itself as rebellious “bad boys,” sporting gold chains, bandannas and heavy black eyeliner. The aggressive, rap-heavy track urged young people not to be defined by their parents’ aspirations.

South Koreans, however, weren’t blown away. The single debuted at number 84 on Korea’s government-sponsored Gaon Music Chart.

At the time, boy bands EXO, Big Bang and SHINee dominated the K-pop charts. And while those groups sometimes referenced hip-hop in their songs, they tended to have a more clean-cut image and sing pop songs about romance. In EXO’s 2013 hit “Wolf,” for instance, the band members howl and compare themselves to an animal who has been tamed by an alluring woman.

But BTS, who were then all aged between 15 and 20, had something else that set them apart: they had been developed by start-up label Big Hit Entertainment, not one of the big three record companies — SM Entertainment, JYP Entertainment and YG Entertainment — which formed in the late 1990s, when K-pop was starting to take off.

To dominate South Korea’s ultra-competitive, $4.7 billion K-pop industry, those labels had established intense pop factories that found and developed talent to form money-making groups.

The Top Best KPOP Girl Groups of 2021

20 Best K-Pop Girl Groups in the World

  1. Black Pink

  2. (G)-IDLE

  3. MAMAMOO

  4. TWICE

  5. RED VELVET

  6. GFRIEND

  7. CLC

  8. IZ*ONE

  9. ITZY

  10. LOVELYZ

  11. LOONA

  12. Girls’ Generation

  13. Dreamcatcher

  14. WJSN

  15. Apink

  16. APRIL

  17. Weeekly

  18. Cignature

  19. T-ARA

  20. Oh My Girl

You’ve been hearing a lot of phrases on social media such as “Stan Loona” or “Black Pink in Your Area” from K-pop girl group fans or as we may call them, “stans” lately and have decided it’s now time to give it a shot to explore some of the best K-Pop Girl Groups out there.

we’ll talk about the 20 best Kpop Girl Groups who are absolutely killing the K-Pop scene right now. So, without any further ado let’s get right into it.

The list consists of the best 20 K-pop girl groups.

Every single group on the list is amazing in their own way. They made it on our list because of their sheer talent and immaculate discography. I, as a fan of all of them, find it absurd to rank them in order of superiority because all of them are literal queens.

Black Pink

First on our list, we have Black Pink . Black Pink is arguably the biggest girl groups in the K-Pop scene right now.

Black Pink members : Jisoo, Jennie, Lisa and Rose

The group consists of 4 members namely Jisoo, Jennie, Lisa and Rose. YG Entertainment is in charge of their management.

They became an instant hit upon their debut and have since gone on to become one of the world’s most popular female groups. They are one of South Korea’s most powerful celebrities, having won the MTV Music Video Awards for the first time as the first female Korean act. The band has already set several Guinness World Records.

(G)-IDLE

The following is (G)I-DLE. The group is managed by Cube Entertainment.

(G)I-DLE members : Miyeon, Minnie, Soojin, Soyeon, Yuqi, and Shuhua make up the group.

South Korea, Thailand, China, and Taiwan are represented in the group. They were dubbed “monster rookies” upon their debut and were recognized as one of the most successful South Korean girl groups outside of the “big three” firms.

MAMAMOO

MAMAMOO began in 2014 as a four-member girl group under RBW.

MAMAMOO members : Moonbyul, Solar, Wheein, and Hwasa make up the group

Moonbyul, Solar, Wheein, and Hwasa make up the group. Their debut was hailed as one of the year’s top K-pp debuts. Their retro, jazz, and R&B conceptions, as well as their powerful vocals, have made them well-known.

TWICE

TWICE debuted in 2015 as a nine-member girl group under JYP Entertainment. The group came together as a result of Mnet’s survival show “SIXTEEN.” The trio became renowned as the second “Nation’s Girl Group” after their initial comeback in 2016 with “Cheer Up.”

TWICE members : Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Momo, Sana, Jihyo, Mina, Dahyun, Chaeyoung, and Tzuyu make up the group.

RED VELVET

SM Entertainment’s Red Velvet is a five-member female group that debuted in 2014.

Red Velvet members : Irene, Seulgi, Wendy, and Joy were the original members of the group.

In 2015, Yeri was added to the lineup for the group’s first major release, “Ice Cream Cake.” The trio is one of South Korea’s most powerful celebrities, and they are generally attributed with spreading the Hallyu Wave and Korean culture.

GFRIEND

GFRIEND is a six-member girl group that debuted in 2015 under the label Source Music.

GFRIEND members : Sowon, Yerin, Eunha, Yuju, SinB, and Umji make up the group.

With the song “Rough,” they attained mainstream hit in 2016. Despite starting from a modest company, they are one of the biggest girl groups and prominent personalities in the Hallyu Wave.

CLC

CLC is a seven-member girl group that debuted in 2015 under CUBE Entertainment.

CLC members : Seunghee, Yujin, Seungyeon, Sorn, and Yeeun were the founding five members of the group.

Members Elkie and Eunbin joined the group in 2016. Though they began with a cute premise, they have since become known for their girl crush concept.

IZ*ONE

IZ*ONE is a 12-member South Korean-Japanese girl group created through Mnet’s “Produce 48” survival show.

Off The Record and Swing Entertainment are their current managers.

IZ*ONE members : Jang Wonyoung, Sakura Miyawaki, Jo Yuri, Choi Yena, Ahn Yujin, Nako Yabuki, Kwon Eunbi, Kang Hyewon, Honda Hitomi, Kim Chaewon, Kim Minju, and Lee Chaeyeon are among the members of the group.

They made their debut in 2019.

ITZY

JYP Entertainment’s ITZY is a five-member girl group that debuted in 2019.

ITZY members : Yeji, Lia, Ryujin, Chaeryeong, and Yuna make up the group.

They were dubbed “monster rookies” upon their debut and are now one of K-biggest pop’s rookie groups.

LOVELYZ

Lovelyz is an eight-member girl group that debuted in 2014 under Woollim Entertainment.

Lovelyz members : Baby Soul, Jiae, Jisoo, Mijoo, Kei, Jin, Sujeong, and Yein are the members of the group.

With their song “Twinkle,” the trio had breakout success in 2017.

LOONA

Blockberry Creative’s LOONA is a 12-member girl group. Though they made their official debut as a group in 2018, they began their pre-debut project in 2016, with each mother releasing a promotional track over the course of eighteen months.

LOONA 1/3, LOONA Odd Eye Circle, and LOONA yyxy would then pursue activities in sub-units.

LOONA members : Heejin, Hyunjin, Haseul, Yeojin, Vivi, Kim Lip, JinSoul, Choerry, Yves, Chuu, Go Won, and Olivia Hye make up the group.

Girls’ Generation

SM Entertainment’s Girls’ Generation is an eight-member female group that debuted in 2007.

Girls’ Generation members : Taeyeon, Sunny, Tiffany, Hyoyeon, Yuri, Sooyoung, Yoona, and Seohyun make up the group.

Jessica quit the group in 2014, bringing the total number of members to nine. They are regarded as “The Nation’s Girl Group” and are considered one of the most significant players in the Hallyu Wave.

Dreamcatcher

Dreamcatcher is a seven-member girl group that debuted in 2017 under Happy Face Entertainment.

Dreamcatcher members : Jiu, Sua, Siyeon, Handong, Yoohyeon, Dami, and Gahyeon make up the group.

The group started in 2014 as MINX, but announced in 2016 that they would be rebranding. They abandoned their previous adorable concept in favor of a terrifying one.

WJSN

WJSN, popularly known as Cosmic Girls. It is a 13-member girl group that debuted in February 2016 under the banners of Starship Entertainment and Yuehua Entertainment.

WJSN members : Seola, Xuanyi, Bona, Exy, Soobin, Luda, Dawon, Eunseo, Cheng Xiao, Meiqi, Yeoreum, and Dayoung were the original members of the group.

Following her appearance on “Produce 101” and her debut with I.O.I., Yeonjung was recruited to the group in July 2016.

Apink

Apink is a six-member girl group that debuted in 2011 under Play M Entertainment.

Apink members : Naeun, Bomi, Hayoung, Chorong, Eunji, and Namjoo make up the group.

They used to be a seven-member group, but Yookyung quit in 2013. They became famous for their charming notion, but they have subsequently moved on to more mature, classier ideas that the audience enjoys.

APRIL

DSP Media’s APRIL is a six-member girl group that debuted in 2015.

APRIL members : Chaekyung, Chaewon, Naeun, Yena, Rachel, and Jinsol make up the group.

The group’s line-up has changed multiple times throughout the years, with former leader Somin departing the group just months after its debut. She is now a KARD member. In 2016, Hyunjoo departed the group to pursue a career as an actor.

Weeekly

Weeekly is a seven-member girl group that debuted in 2019 under Play M Entertainment. They’re the company’s second group to debut, following Apink by ten years.

Weeekly members : Soojin, Jiyoon, Monday, Soeun, Jaehee, Jihan, and Zoa make up the group.

Cignature

Cignature, the sister group of CIX, is a seven-member girl group signed to J9 Entertainment.

Cignature members : Chaesol, Jeewon, Ye Ah, Sunn, Selina, Belle, and Semi are among the members of the group.

In 2019, they made their debut.

T-ARA

T-ARA was a four-member girl group under MBK Entertainment at the time of their hiatus.

T-ARA members : Qri, Eunjun, Hyomin, and Jiyeon are members of the group.

which debuted in 2009. The song “Roly-Poly” helped the group reach national attention in 2011. Though their popularity in South Korea dropped the next year, they remain one of the most successful K-pop groups in China after covering Chopstick Brothers’ “Little Apple” in 2014.

Oh My Girl

Oh My Female is a seven-member girl group that debuted in 2015 under the management of WM Entertainment.

Oh My Girl members : Hyojung, Mimi, YooA, Seunghee, Jiho, Binnie, and Arin make up the group.

JinE, who had been a member of the group since its inception, left in 2017 owing to health problems. With their single “NONSTOP,” Oh My Girl had breakout success in 2020.

 

In case you’re absolutely new to the concept, K-pop stands for Korean Pop and yes, it’s popular worldwide.

This music category embraces many different genres, from pop to rap, R&B, EDM, rock, and more.

But K-pop is not just about the music, and that’s why it’s so addictive: slick choreography and wild music videos are also part of Hallyu’s—the Korean cultural wave spreading around the world—most prominent factors.


My personal list of recommendations is infinite, but there are some names you should add to your playlist ASAP in order to get you started with some addictive jams.

Who is the most popular K-pop girl group?

Most popular 5 K-Pop girl groups of 2020 you should know about:

Blackpink. This is one of the most popular girl bands of South Korea and it’s active from 2016 to present. …
Twice. Twice has been active from 2015 and the members are Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Momo, Sana, Jihyo, Mina, Dahyun, Chaeyoung, Tzuyu


Which is the most popular KPOP girl group 2021?

The Top Best Kpop Girl Groups of 2021 Vote – FAQs

  • Twice.
  • Blackpink.
  • Gfriend.
  • Itzy.
  • Red Velvet.
  • Apink.
  • Mamamoo.
  • Everglow.


Who is king of kpop?

BTS singer Jimin crowned King Choice’s ‘The King of Kpop’ for the second consecutive year with whopping votes. All rise for the King of K-pop 2020!


Who is most beautiful girl in KPop?

Here are the top 10 most beautiful K-Pop idols according to Kpopmap readers based on May 27 data.

  • ( G)I-DLE’s MiYeon (-) …
  • ( G)I-DLE’s ShuHua (-) …
  • BLACKPINK’s JiSoo (-) For A Day Michaa.
  • Red Velvet’s Irene (-) VOGUE PRADA.
  • BLACKPINK’s Jennie (↑4) VOGUE.
  • TWICE’s Tzuyu (↑1) JYP Official.
  • IU (↑1) J.ESTINA.
  • TWICE’s Sana (↓3)

 

Who is the best girl group?

Groups with claimed total record sales of more than 20 million
Artist Country of origin Period active
Destiny’s Child United States 1997–2006 (9 years)
Little Mix United Kingdom 2011–present (10 years)
The Pussycat Dolls United States 2003–2010, 2019–present (9 years)
Bananarama United Kingdom 1979–present (42 years)

 

Who is the number 1 KPop group 2021?

BTS is the first K-pop group that has won a Billboard Music Award and currently the most popular K-pop group in 2021. They are the best-selling artist in South Korean history and the first South Korean act that has gained more than 10 million followers on Twitter.

 

Which KPop group has most fans?

Which Kpop Band Has The Most Fans?
Ranking Top 10 Most popular K-pop Band
1 BTS
2 BlackPink
3 Twice
4 Exo

 

Who is the famous KPop girl group 2021?

Sunday (11/7), the Korean Business Research Institute has released the top 50 most popular Kpop girl groups in July 2021. As a result, aespa, Brave Girls, Blackpink, Twice, Girl’s Generation are in the top five for most popular girl groups this month.


Who is best dancer in Kpop?

1) BTS’ J-Hope

The K-pop idol has won a myriad of trophies for his skills in local dance battles in his hometown of Gwangju. He also won a national dance competition in 2008. J-Hope is the unanimously appointed dance leader of BTS, always looking out for the other members to make sure their performances are tip-top.


Who is the Queen of Kpop 2021?

Blackpink’s Jisoo: 2020 Queen of Ok-pop

Born on third January 1995, Kim Ji-soo, higher identified mononymously as Jisoo, is a South Korean singer and actress.