Top 10 Best K-Pop Groups of All-Time

The Top Ten
1 Big Bang Big Bang is a South Korean boy band formed by YG Entertainment. The group consists of 4 members: G-Dragon, T.O.P, Taeyang, and Daesung.

I've been listening to K-pop for years, but I never got interested in checking out any groups other than 2NE1, mainly because Dara is a member. However, recently, I started exploring Big Bang, again because of Dara, as I've been seeing articles and clips about DaraGon. This made me curious.

Wow, Big Bang is incredibly good. I love that each member has a distinct voice, so much so that you can tell who's singing just by listening to their songs. I adore their closeness, their humor, their silliness, and more. They have awesome charisma. The way they perform and connect with their audience is just superb.

My opinions are based on all the videos I've seen on YouTube. I wish I had been a fan since their early days. It's too late for me to become a fan now. They will all soon be enlisting, and who knows when they will be reunited again.

2 SS501

SS501, during the peak of their career, were rivals of TVXQ. They certainly deserve a spot in the top 10, especially considering their significant contributions to opening the Hallyu market in Japan and other Asian countries. Although they may not be active right now, they have performed iconic songs that continue to impact the K-pop scene today.

Their talent, combined with the variety in their personalities and their evidently strong chemistry, makes them one of the best groups. Triple S, their official fanclub, held the title of one of the fanclubs with the most members until 2013, despite their hiatus. They are, indeed, one of the most underrated K-pop groups.

3 Girls' Generation Girls’ Generation, also known as SNSD, was formed in South Korea, in 2007. The current members are Taeyeon, Sunny, Tiffany, Hyoyeon, Yuri, Sooyoung, Yoona, and Seohyun. Jessica left in 2014. They are known as the second best selling girl group of all time, Korea’s National Girl Group, and one of... read more

Girls' Generation is, all around, the best girl group. They've experienced a rollercoaster of emotions. I joined their fandom about a year ago and have watched many of their videos online. I have never cried for a group as much as I have for SNSD, nor have I been as happy. They introduced me to other groups, but SNSD will always hold the number one spot in my heart.

I've grown to love all the members, even though my bias is Yoona. Taeyeon, Yuri, Seohyun, Sunny, Sooyoung, Hyoyeon, and Tiffany are all amazing and unique in their own special ways. I love them to the moon and back and hope they will forever be known as the nation's girl group.

4 2NE1 2NE1 was a South Korean girl group consisting of Bom, Dara, CL, and formerly Minzy. The group was formed by YG Entertainment in 2009.

2NE1 is a legendary group that was overwhelmingly powerful as rookies. They've only been around for a few years, but they've set records, won awards, and achieved things no group before them has done. They've even had a very successful world tour. They're also very versatile with their music, ranging from the booming beat of I Am the Best to the relaxed, reggae feel of Falling in Love, to the soft, emotional melodies of It Hurts and Lonely.

All four members are extremely talented and unique. Despite the small number of variety show appearances, their group is well-known and admired by many. Their popularity is undeniable, and it's not just about their looks or variety show talent. It's their music. 2NE1 is a K-pop legend!

5 Super Junior Super Junior is a South Korean boy band. Formed in 2005 by producer Lee Soo-man of S.M. Entertainment, the group comprised a total of thirteen members at its peak.

They have gone through so much, and they are still one group. They are funny, cute, talented, and truly care about their fans. They are and will always be my favorite group ever.

They changed my life for the better. I cannot live without Super Junior. I loved them, I still do, and always will.

I will stand by and support them forever.

Super Junior is the best group in the world. They're the reason I like K-pop. Each member is very talented with cute personalities.

Love their music.

6 TVXQ TVXQ, also known as Dong Bang Shin Ki, is a South Korean pop duo that originally debuted as a five-member group in 2003. They are one of the leading figures in the Hallyu wave and have immense popularity both domestically and internationally. TVXQ's musical style is diverse, spanning genres like pop,... read more

All their achievements and their appearance in the Guinness World Records say it all. They have the talent (look at their a cappellas before saying anything) and are always respected by other groups.

No doubt, DBSK!

TVXQ are truly amazing artists who have stayed at the top of the K-pop wave for years. The music they make is constantly changing because they are not afraid to try new things. Their lyrics are meaningful, striving to reach listeners and convey a message.

Their performances are simply splendid and perfect. We will always be by your side because we are T.

Greetings from Slovakia.

7 SHINee Shinee is a South Korean boy band formed by SM Entertainment in 2008. The group is composed of four members: Onew, Key, Minho, and Taemin. Originally a five-piece group, vocalist Jonghyun died in December 2017.

SHINee is the best and strongest group ever! Their vocals, visuals, choreography, and cinematography are all great. They have composed some of the most iconic songs ever, such as Ring Ding Dong, Lucifer, SHINee's World, Sherlock, Hello, Everybody, and more. These songs are evergreen.

Not only their songs but also the variety shows they appear on are fantastic, like Hello Baby. They definitely deserve more recognition.

SHINee is a very solid group with many talented members, not just one or two who are really good at dance and voice. It's not just about their charismatic and handsome faces, but each member is talented, unique, and has a very good attitude.

SHINee is the best! DAEBAK!

8 2PM

I once read a fan comment about 2PM and I totally agree: "Individually talented, definitely awesome as a group!"

2PM deserves more than the ninth spot. At first, I didn't know much about them, but I found them interesting. They are adorable and hardworking, and there are many reasons why I admire them. As a music lover, I don't usually admire easily, but they caught my attention, and now I can affirm that they are one of a kind.

They have already won my heart. Forever 2PM, fighting...

Forever 2PM... 2PM is the best... 2PM is the beastly idols forever. Not only their appearances but also their talent, adorable manners, gentlemen, sexy, cute, hot, greatest abs, and...

9 T-ara

The strongest girl group of all time! They have the best songs, and I will always be a Queen's!

They are the best! The sexiest and cutest and also the most amazing of all time. Oh, T-ara, please go to number one!

10 EXO Exo is a South Korean-Chinese boy group based in Seoul. Formed by S.M. Entertainment in 2011, the group debuted in 2012 with twelve members separated into two subgroups, EXO-K and EXO-M, performing music in Korean and Mandarin, respectively.

EXO is the best K-pop group with amazing vocals, visuals, and the kindest and humblest members. They have the best concepts for their music videos.

They officially debuted in 2012, but they are still ruling over the music industry. They have been through a lot over the years, including the loss of three members and one member being inactive because of Korea-China conflicts, but still, they are strong and charting everywhere.

EXO is a definition of perfection and talent. Every single member shines in their own way. Their vocals are goddamn amazing.

The Contenders
11 BTS / Bangtan Boys BTS, also known as the Bangtan Boys, is a seven-member South Korean boy band formed in Seoul in 2013. RM is the leader and the other members are V, Jimin, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, and Jungkook

They suffered a lot since their debut. They cried yet hid those tears from ARMYs. They wrote songs to help overcome many issues their fans and other people deal with. They produce and compose most of their songs and contribute to the choreography for most songs. They give such beautiful and meaningful speeches.

They try to interact with their fans as much as possible and give them advice to help them overcome the problems they are struggling with. They all have their own likes and dislikes, unique personalities, and talents. They are extremely hardworking, creative, lovable, and fresh/new. On top of all that, they are crackheads.

They know how to entertain people and make them laugh. They are not afraid to show who they really are. They are just born performers. They are themselves even when on camera or at award shows, the "Pokemon gang."

They are strong and confident and don't let criticism bring them down. In fact, they deal with criticism in the best possible way, through their songs. BTS will forever be legends. Stan these crackheads for life.

12 F(x)

F(x) is a legendary group. They are unique, and you cannot compare them to any other group. They have even danced in the rain and became the first K-pop act to perform at SXSW. Their acclaimed second album, Pink Tape, was the only K-pop album on US music channel Fuse's '41 Best Albums of 2013.'

4 Walls is on the list of best albums. They deserve a grand comeback.

They have really interesting and unique music and are probably the most popular group in China! They also have a lot of popularity in the States as they performed at SXSW, the first K-pop group to perform at a major music festival!

13 JYJ

All three members are great performers. Junsu dances very well. Junsu and Jaejoong are amazing vocalists. Yoochun has proven himself a wonderful actor. Junsu has also proven himself an excellent musical actor. Junsu and Jaejoong's solo albums both rocked.

They're funny, charming, and honest. What's not to love?

They sing incredibly well, even better than other idol groups! Two members, J&J, are unarguably among the best singers that Asia has ever had. All members, not just one but all, can write songs - not just the lyrics, but also the composition.

Another fact is that they sound better live than recorded, which is why they should be allowed to appear on television shows as soon as possible!

14 4Minute 4Minute is a five-member South Korean girl group formed in 2009 by Cube Entertainment with music singles and albums released primarily in South Korea and Japan.

4Minute, for me, is SO AMAZING! I still listen to Crazy and Hate without ever getting bored! Those women are so talented and beautiful!

I feel so alive when I listen to them!

The sexiness and flow, cool upbeat songs - who, tell me, who can hate 4Minute?!

I don't know why I liked them so much! I think they were just great!

15 Sistar

They have very sweet and sexy songs. All of them are so talented and have such great bodies. Hyorin is an amazing singer with great vocals. Bora is a great rapper and singer. Dasom is so cute and looks so innocent. Soyu has a great face. She looks so pretty.

They're so kindhearted and down to earth, along with their fantastic voices, dance moves, and healthy bodies.

Each of them is a total inspiration!

Just... their songs are very catchy and pleasant to the ears when they sing!

I love Sistar.


One of the best rock bands out there! Their songs will stay in your head and heart for the rest of your life, and you'll never get tired of them.

I really love boy groups that play their own instruments, and CNBLUE, alongside FTIsland, are the top two bands that have proven themselves in my eyes. YongHwa's guitar skills are seriously no joke. He is just that awesome.

In my opinion, JongHyun has one of the best vocals I've heard, and I'm envious of MinHyuk and his excellent drumming. This band is lacking in absolutely nothing! They are definitely one of the best rock bands around.

17 Wonder Girls Wonder Girls was a South Korean girl group formed by JYP Entertainment. The group's final line-up consisted of Yubin, Yeeun, Sunmi and Hyerim. Members Sunye and Sohee officially left the group in 2015, while Hyuna left in late 2007.

I love Wonder Girls! They all have unique personalities and talents. To me, they are the most talented girl group when it comes to singing and dancing because they are all well-rounded and excel in everything.

Their individual personalities are what made me love them so much, and they are so funny!

They will always be my favorite. They created a huge impact around the world, even though they have been outside Korea for a long time.

18 Seventeen Seventeen, also stylized as SEVENTEEN or SVT, is a South Korean boy group formed by Pledis Entertainment in 2015. The group consists of thirteen members divided into three sub-units, each with a different area of specialization: a 'Hip-Hop Unit', 'Vocal Unit', and 'Performance Unit'.

SEVENTEEN's choreography made me fall in love with them. The synchronization is real! Imagine having so many members, yet they are still synchronized.

SEVENTEEN should be somewhere in the top 10. They have the greatest choreography. They deserve every award. I love them.

I just love Seventeen. They make such awesome music videos. And I like Jeonghan's hair, which is the same as Kuroko's Basketball's Murasakibara. Vernon is so handsome. I prefer Jun for long hair.


Their music is great. Unique. Dark and powerful. They are talented. Their voices are powerful and sweet at the same time. Their dance skills are on point.

You'll never get disappointed with their comebacks.

Leo, N, Ravi, Hongbin, Hyuk, and Ken are all members of this South Korean boy band, signed under Jellyfish Entertainment.

20 2AM
21 U-Kiss
22 BtoB
23 Boyfriend
24 Infinite

The seven members are all talented. Sunggyu has the most powerful voice. Dongwoo is known for his exemplary dance moves and rapping skills. Woohyun possesses a golden, charismatic voice.

Hoya is recognized as the best dancer in the group, but he can also hit high notes like the main vocals, despite being a rapper. Sungyeol may not have the skills of the best dancer, but we cannot deny the fact that he still can manage to dance with the main dancers of the group, such as Hoya and Dongwoo. He can also rap, as evidenced by his performance in the song "Cover Girl."

L is celebrated for his unique voice that can hit high notes like a main vocal, and his dancing skills are also admirable. Sungjong is known for his girl group dance covers. Not all male idols have the grace and guts to pull off those girl group kinds of dances.

They're all talented. They can all sing and dance. They shine the brightest when the seven of them are together. Plus, they're really kindhearted and value their work.


To me, they are the most genuine idols in the industry. They have something that moves you deep down because they give life to their lyrics. If you still wonder why they can maintain their stance even with this hard competition, I highly recommend you listen to their albums. It's worth a try.

Junhyung's inspiration never fades. Kikwang began to compose too, so their music universe is pure Beast, and therefore, pure gold.

Their vocals are amazing. All of them can sing, and more than that, they express things differently. They speak, they bear their souls, and give chills. Really. To the point that I wouldn't mind listening to their voices without choreography. That's Beast.

They never fail to impress me and change my mood to positive with their music and even with their personalities. I'm always sure they're 100% true towards us (Beauties) and they are one of the groups that show the most love to their fans (according to Arirang and my own heart), in any situation.

And I'll end by saying that without them, I would never have continued with K-pop. I love them and always will, with all my heart and soul.

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