As K-Drama and music fanatics, we understand if you want to explore the Most Popular K-pop Groups of all time.
That being said, they sure have significantly won over the music industry in the past few years.
Plus, with Instagram making reels with some of the top K-pop songs viral, the rate of people wanting to discover the K-pop industry has risen.
So, let’s see who are the Most Popular K-pop groups you can follow and count on for good music.
Top 10 Most Popular K-pop Groups Of All Times
Before diving deep into the full list, let us give you an overview of the Top 10 ranked K-pop Groups who have achieved so much in a short time.
|Rank||Most Popular K-pop Groups||Number of Members||Top 3 Popular Songs|
|1||BTS||7 (Boy Group)||Dynamite, Butter, Boy With Love|
|2||BLACKPINK||4 (Girl Group)||SHUTDOWN, How You Like That?, Ddu du Ddu du|
|3||EXO||12 (Boy Group)||Call Me Baby, MonsterLove, Me Right|
|4||TWICE||9 (Girl Group)||What Is Love?, FANCY, Dance the night away|
|5||NewJeans||5 (Girl Group)||Attention, Hype Boy, OMG|
|6||LE SSERAFIM||6 (Girl Group)||AntiFragile, Fearless, STAYC|
|7||Stray kids||9 (Boy Group)||Back Door, Blueprint, Astronaut|
|8||TXT||5 (Boy Group)||Anti-Romantic, Nine and Three Quarters, Cat and Dog|
|9||Red Velvet||5 (Girl Group)||Bad Boy, Psycho, Feel My Rhythm|
|10||ENHYPEN||7 (Boy Group)||Tamed-Dashed, Drunk-Dazed, Always|
List of the 20 most popular K-pop groups As Of 2023
I know you’re eager to know more about the K-pop idols and groups you have discovered in a random way. Plus, we have included all the popular K-pop groups which are deeply loved by fans worldwide.
So without wasting any more time, let’s take a look at them below:
1. BTS – BANGTAN SONYEONDAN
We don’t have to emphasize why BTS is the most popular boyband ruling the music industry worldwide. Nominated five times for Grammy, BTS holds multiple records, proving language isn’t a barrier when it comes to music.
While they have grabbed various significant awards since their debut in 2013, it made their fans extremely proud when BTS won “Artist of the Year” in 2021 at the American Music Awards.
Despite announcing their break from group activities last year, BTS continues to be in the limelight with their solo projects.
Member Names: RM, Jungkook, Suga, Jin, V, J-hope, and Park Jimin.
With four talented women leading the group, BLACKPINK is the top girl K-pop band in the world. They became popular after performing at 2019’s Coachella and became the first Korean girl group to get a billion views on their songs.
Member Names: Lalisa, Jennie, Jisoo, and Rose.
This K-pop boy group has made songs with a mixture of music genres, including R&B, HIP-HOP, and EDM electropop. Their performance at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics made them a youth sensation. Plus, they are famous for making songs in languages like Korean, Mandarin, and Japanese.
Member Names: Kai, Baekhyun, Sehun, Chanyeol, Suho, Chen, D.O., Kris Wu, Xiumin, Lay Zhang, Lu Han, and Z Tao.
This girl K-pop group has a total of nine members and are famous for making music with dance-pop styles. This band became popular when their ‘Cheer Up’ album hit the Korean music charts and won them an Asian Music Award.
Member Names: Momo, Nayeon, Tzuyu, Minatozaki Sana, Chaeyoung, Jihyo, Mina, Jeaongyeon, Dahyun.
This all-female K-pop group has the youngest set of members, who was discovered in the year 2022 and had about nine million views on YouTube monthly. They have their own unique style of making music which is easy on the ears and showcases their talent.
Member Names: Hanni, Haerin, Minji, Danielle Marsh, Hyein.
6. LE SSERAFIM
Another girl group grabbing everyone’s attention with their recent single, Antifragile. LE SSERAFIM is a freshly discovered K-pop band. However, has achieved millions of views on their singles.
Member Names: Kazuha, Kim Chae-won, Huh Yun-jin, Sakura Miyawaki, Hong Eun-chae, Kim Ga-ram.
7. Stray Kids – SKZ
Stray Kids are one of the fourth-generation K-pop boy bands who have their own reality show produced by their company. The group has delivered many critically acclaimed songs till now and grabbed attention because of their energetic sense of music.
Member Names: Hyunjin, Felix, Bang Chen, Lee Know, I.N., Han, Changbin, Seungmin, Kim Woojin.
8. TXT- TOMORROW X TOGETHER
The K-pop sensation group TXT is popular for their extraordinary talent of mixing rock and hip-hop music styles which also created a buzz about them in the fans. Moreover, they have imprinted their marks on many music reality shows and candid documentaries.
Member Names: Yeonjun, Soobin, Beomgyu, Taehyun, Heuning Kai.
9. Red Velvet
The Red Velvet girls became an instant famous group with their debut song, ‘Happiness’ because of the song’s catchy verses and their idols’ trendy, fashionable looks. They also stand out because of their music style, which is a mixture of hip-hop, electronic, and funk music.
Member Names: Irene, Joy, Yeri, Wendy, Seulgi.
This ever-stylish boy band has come into the limelight because of their appearance in a television show. Later, their song hit the US Billboard 200 charts, and it made them known to the world with a respectable number of earnings.
Member Names: Ni-Ki, Jungwon, Sunghoon, Sunoo, Heeseung, Jay, Jake.
After the launch of their album, Dye, GOT7 caught everyone’s attention, and their fan following rose to millions. Their fans worldwide love their chemistry as teammates, and their advanced choreography is no less than a magnificent piece of art.
Member Names: Jinyoung, Jackson Wang, Jay B, Mark Tuan, BamBam, Kim Yugyeom, Choi Young-Jae.
This is the hottest K-pop boy group which includes some of the biggest K-pop idols like Kai and Baekhyun from EXO and five more from SHINee, WayV, and NCT 127. Their easy-to-pick music style keeps them in your head for a long time.
Member Names: Lucas, Taemin, Kai, Baekhyun, Mark Lee, Taeyong, Ten.
Even though their Band name is Seventeen, this K-pop group consists of thirteen members, including rappers, vocalists, and dancers. They have made two Japanese singles along with some of the hit Korean songs, which made fans groove on their beats.
Member Names: Kim Mingyu, Yoon Jeaonghan, Hoshi, Wonwoo, Joshua Hong, The8, S.Coup, DK, Woozi, Wen Junhui, Dino, Seungkwan, Vernon.
This group of five boy members came to rise after through their Korean TV Series from 2006 named BIGBANG documentary. Since it has stayed among the popular groups which gave their fans good pieces of music.
Member Names: G-Dragon, Taeyang, Seungri, T.O.P., Daesung.
This girl group was formed in the year 2019 and soon after won one of the biggest awards, the Korean Music Award, in the category of Rookie of the Year. Moreover, the group also won a Melon Music Award in the Best New Female Artists Awards category.
Member Names: Yeji, Ryujin, Yuna, Chaeryeong, Lia.
The girl band, IVE, has their fair share of fandom in the music industry even though they started recently in the year 2021. They make music in the dance-pop, EDM, and Pop music genres, with over seven million viewers every month. They have one of the most versatile group members who can dance and sing like well-experienced performers.
Member Names: Jang Won-young, Rei, An Yu-jin, Leeseo, GAEUL, LIZ.
Just like Exo, Aespa is also a K-pop girl group that SM Entertainment manages. The K-pop fandom instantly loved their pop and EDM-oriented music. Moreover, the band has won many awards in the music industry internationally and even performed at the 2022 Coachella.
Member Names: Karina, Winter, Giselle, Ningning.
Mamammo is one of the well-experienced SM Entertainment managers who contributed to making the K-pop industry known to the world. They are famous for collaborating with other K-pop idols and groups. This group also created the famous Korean drama Marriage, Not Dating.
Member Names: Hwasa, Solar, Wheein, Moonbyul.
This South Korean group has not been discovered by many fans yet but has one of the best music pieces that are heavenly to your ears. Their song named Bon Bon Chocolat earned them recognition in the K-pop industry as well as internationally.
Member Names: Yiren, Aisha, Kim Si-Hyeon, Mia, Onda, EU.
20. Girls’ Generation
This girl group is famous for the name given by their Korean fans, ‘The Nation’s Girl Group.’ They are known for their unique music sense that includes genres like Fun electro-pop. Moreover, they were crowned as the Top K-pop girl group by Billboard in the year 2017.
Member Names: Im Yoon-ah, Taeyeon, Choi Soo-young, Jessica Jung, Seohyun, Tiffany, Kwon Yuri.
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