Best K-pop Artists of 2012

This shows the list of Korean artists that we so love. Whether a group, or solo artists are included. Please vote so that we can see who are the best of 2012.
The Top Ten
1 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.

Singing, dancing, acting, MC-ing, DJ-ing, composing music and lyrics, variety skills, and many more! They do have talents! Multi-talented! They shake the world with Sorry, Sorry. They are the real Hallyu Star, the best Kpop Artist ever!

Super Junior is the best K-pop Artist.. Because they never disappoints their fans in their performances. All their songs are really nice. They have the best singers in kpop best dancers and rappers that I know. Even if they are facing many trials in their career they never fail in giving entertainment.. That's why E.L.F. really supports super junior till the end no matter what happen.. SUPER JUNIOR THE LAST MEN STANDING!

No need to elaborate! They are the best! Their music, performance are superb! And also.. Their personality.. They humble.. Appreciate their fan.. They are the king of kpop! Hallyu star, SUPER JUNIOR THE LAST MAN STANDING!

With 15 family members they can actually do anything in the industry. They can sing, dance, MC, Act, do a musical, do variety shows, they choreograph their dance, compose their own song, they're funny, handsome, they care about their fans (where can you find idols that give their fans ice creams? Or coffee? They even tell us to sleep/rest while they're still not performing! ), they show to ELF and to the rest of the world that they are Humans, makes mistakes and have feelings just like everyone else, they are not afraid to show their feelings and they are very talented indeed! SUPER JUNIOR IS THE LAST MAN STANDING!

2 BigBang 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.

They totally deserve to perform. Doesn't their success in MTV EMA Worldwide Act tell you something? That they are really deserving of a world stage and that they have an amazing fan base which stretches out from Korea until throughout the entire world. I'm from Malaysia, and the time they came over to perform at Korean Music Wave(only GD, TOP & Seungri) I swear the crowd went crazy! They had the loudest cheers and also the fans sang together with them and the fans knew every single word of their songs! I feel bad for the other artists that performed but truly Big Bang owned the stage. If it's already like that with only 3 members performing in Malaysia, imagine if that happens with 5 members on stage. It would be mind blowing awesome I swear! LET THEM PERFORM!

BIGBANG is the best korean boy band ever. They so manly, they have good voice and nice. Really love them, hopefully they can be the winner

I love BigBang. I think they totally deserve to win this. They are amazing singers, dancers and performers. They know how to rock the stage and they know how to make extremely good music videos. They have been working so hard. They deserve it!

Big Bang is a group of amazing artists whose love for music has gotten me to respect them so much. Despite everything that happened last year, after all the painful things they went through, they didn't go and hide. Rather they came forward with FANTASTIC music and loads of courage to give us VIPs the assurance that we haven't lost them yet, that as long as we are there supporting them, they'll work hard to repay us through their heartfelt music.

I am proud to be a VIP and I'm glad I got introduced to this fantastic group of 5!

So Big Bang! Keep working hard! We are here to lift you up when you fall!

3 Kim Hyun Joong Kim Hyun-Joong is a South Korean entertainer, actor, singer, dancer, and the leader and main rapper of boyband SS501.

He deserved to be the one of the guest, because he's the singer, dancer, all around Performer and very Popular in the whole Asia! He is the best and "The Only ONE". His album break all records as a solo artist. He even topped the other group idol in terms of sales and Period of time in just 2 weeks, he was able to be number one, not only in Korea, but other countries, like Japan, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, even in Peru.

A man and an artist that we love and we know what to do, and also thank him for the joy that brings soul through his music.

The multi talented artist... A very humble man... It's worth of voting him! He never fail to makes he's fans to be happy... Please vote for him! Thanks!

With more projects lined up, commercials offer, upcoming drama, concert tours among others, he'll definitely conquer K-Pop this coming 2012. His success last year is the best proof that he'll become another history in KPop this year. Not only with his talents and all but his love for his millions of fans and his good heart as well, he'll surely rise to fame no other solo KPop artist would ever imagine.

4 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 amazing. They perform extraordinarily well live. They each have a distinctive voice, voices that are enough to win the hearts of new fans. They have the most complex and flowing dances the world has ever known. And although Kpop really is just another genre in music, SHINee introduced it and have been my favorite group even as discovering other groups that I admire and adore. They are extremely hard workers in everything they do, and I really believe they deserve to be #1!

SHINee introduced me to another genre of music, and currently the only one I listen to today! Out of the many groups and bands in Kpop that I admire and adore, SHINee is the best in dancing and singing. With distinctive voices, some of the most complex choreography, SHINee is legendary and their record companies' (SM Entertainment) best boygroup by far.

What can I say about them...
They are the best in every thing.
They have wonderful voices, looks, dancing skills &...
They are just so talented.
And of course they have a wonderful personality. They really love
Other members & they take care of each other like their own family.
I really enjoy seeing their love toward each other.
I hope they can have a beautiful & happy life.
I know that SHINee will always shine. Fighting.

SHINee are really talented and love what they do. They are 5 boys and each one of them is different in their own way (not to mention that they are super good looking). Together, they perform amazingly, have fun and form a strong friendship. They help each other out, listen to what they have to say and their song are amazing. They can really sing!

5 SNSD 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 more.

SNSD is the Best Girl Group Ever! They're very talented! They sing, dance, rap, act, model, DJ, MC etc... Their music is very good! Fresh, cute and sexy 9 angels... They're like that!... They have a lot of awesome songs! People like their music because it's catchy and upbeat!... In singing, there is Taeyeon, Jessica, Seohyun, Tiffany and Sunny to look at! Taeyeon has powerful and big vocals! Jessica has sweet voice... Seohyun has a kind of Jazz voice... Tiffany's voice has an English accent making fans like her... Sunny can reach high notes and has cute voice!... While in dancing, Here is Hyoyeon, Yuri, Sooyoung and Yoona! Hyoyeon is the best dancer! Even Eunhyuk said that he liked Hyoyeon's dancing that Hyoyeon teached him... Hyoyeon knows robotics, poppin, freestyle etc!... Yuri has sexy dance moves! Sooyoung is also good in dancing! They even partnered her with Hyoyeon and the dance was great! For Yoona, when you see her dancing, it's like you can't take off your eyes off her... ...more

SNSD is the FIRST female band that I ever was interested in and it is THEM who introduced me to Kpop. I was hooked from the first minute of the first video that I watched of theirs. These girls are the biggest contribution to kpop's current international fame, as most people I know who got into kpop got into it because of SNSD, and they introduce most of the international fans of kpop to kpop. SOrry jealous haters, it's just been like that and it always will be, it's all over the internet how these girls are the reason most western people get into kpop. After the legendary BoA, SNSD is the second biggest contributor to kpop's international fame (although I think BoA is more notable and active in jpop)

They're the ARTISTS, they are promoting Korea in other countries, because of them, a lot of people became interested in listening to KPOP, because of them, Korea became famous to other countries, because of THEM, I want to go to Korea, SNSD are not just beauties, they are both Talented and Amazing.. They have the SKILLS... They have this extreme CONNECTION with their FANS (sones including me) I've been with them from the start, their hardworks are worth paying for... And SM knows about this... That's why he never stop giving projects to SNSD, because what markets demand? SNSD!

They are very special girl group. Not only the dancing but also their singing ability, feminine appearance they are very cautious and very timid attitude. They are not only beautiful but also very preservative ladies. That is the most precious on all of you. Love ya. Keep your good work. Don't care what people said. You girls are very smart and can handle what is important and what is not. No need to be like other group must collaborate with US singer W no need... Your can stand out without having those kind of things.


Always keep the faith! I believe Cassiopeia still support them just like before. I believe even their did not win this voting but for me their still number 1 and the BEST among all Korean group. They good in singing, dancing, tall, good looking and humble and in order word, they have full package...

I think tvxq deserve to win because they are really talented and they shows that they can succeed even if it's only the two of them with out the other three. They worked really hard so we should support them and wining this award is the less we can do for them

Tvxq deserves to win, they are really so talented and powerful on the stage, with incredible voice and dance

My hope and my wish to see tvxq win cause they deserve it very much, they are work so hard to make the best songs, performances and shows, they are very talented group and they keep the name of tvxq alive, they prove to the world that the name of TVXQ never die, and they are very good men from the outside and the inside, they deserve the best for their fantastic work also they face a lot of hardships but they prove that they still standing for their fans, and we are CASSIOPEIA support them no matter what happen, ALWAYS KEEP THE FAITH...
They my number 1 in everything and I respect them and love them so much, I know if they didn't win they will always be the best to their fans and for me they are always the best...

7 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.

This group is really something, it has 12 members in it yet I can't who is my bias.
They must win the Best Rookie Award this year!

The fact that they are 2 sub units working as 1 makes them special in every aspect. I am an EXOtic and they have it all: Looks, talent and inspiration. They worked really hard to get to where they are, and they will work harder to keep going up the scale for us EXOtics. All of their songs are fantastic! Mama, History, Angel, Two Moons ft Key from SHINee, Don't Cry, What is Love and Machine. They are the best new group! [for example, Suho (leader of the Korean sub unit) trained 7 years before debuting, they deserve to be well known and admired for their perseverance and hard work. ]

EXO... I would always wonder how can they be so perfect. Not only are their voices great and unique. I'd say their looks are also perfect. I just got to believe that there are some people who are born with EVERYTHING. Exotic, is a word that can describe them but that one word doesn't seem to fit. If I were to describe them, I'd say they are MUSIC itself. PERFECT in every way, and I like that and adore that from them. It would be nice to also be like them. Or be with them that is... Since they are like angels from above as I'd like to describe them, and maybe being with them will feel like an earlier heaven.

EXO is the best rookie to debut ever. I love them not just because of their looks, their music, their personality's but there's just something about this 12 boys that turned my 2012 a special year!


If possible, any cassie would want the real TVXQ back. So I'm voting JYJ in hopes they'd meet at top together as always.

Yoochun, Jaejoong, Junsu trying! Cassiopeia will always support you! JYJ no1! Always keep the faith!

JYJ, good at singing, good at composing music, good at acting, and of course they have a good personality, their charity action make me proud of him, their voice, their music, make me feel in heaven. JYJ Dae to the Bak

JYJ are perhaps 3 of the most talented artists I have ever come across. Not only can they sing but they do something that is unheard of in South Korea, they write their own music! They are amazing singers, actors and muscial performers who are very kind. They are able to sing live and without auto-tone. They are wonderful dancers and they show us these skills every time they perform. They are loved by fans all across the world. They have toured in North America, Europe, played in China, Japan, Thailand and many more! They will also be the very first Korean artists to hold a concert in South America! They are also getting love calls from many other places in the world. Fans go out of their way for JYJ and JYJ do the same.

9 U Kiss

U-Kiss is the most UNDERRATED k-pop artist of all time. They are just amazing. If you don't know who they are, go look them up. NOW! They are so talented and their songs are amazing! Especially, their new songs. They work so hard, and have gone through a lot individually and as a group. Each member has something in them that make them wonderful, and it's impossible to like just one member. They make ballads, pop songs, r&b and so much variety. To be honest I wanted them to be on this list, but after all they are underrated, probably because of the company they are in. All us KissMe's can do is wait for the day they get recognized worldwide, and be famous ALL AROUND THE WORLD, and since I'm from America, if this were to happen my dreams of seeing them would FINALLY come true


Yeah I vote U-KISS because their Neverland Neverland is good ~ I like Neverland more, more and more than other U-KISS's Songs but I still like all of their songs

They are one of the best group in Korean. I like the beauty guy kevin, charisma eli and cute dongho~

U-Kiss is the best group in Korea. They always make me smile and happy. I really love them. They really do their best to achieve their dream although at first they not as famous as know in Korea. Although they change their member I still love them.. U-Kiss I will always love you no matter what happen. Saranghae. Thank for always make happy and smile.

10 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 the best! The best Music plus the best fashion coupled with the distinct personality of each member, CL, DARA, BOM and MINZY, they have transcend over K-POP stereotypes and have made a mark not just as idols but as role models of woman empowerment in a fashionable way.

2NE1 equates WOMEN EMPOWERMENT! They are uber talented and very original. FIERCE yet soft and feminine on the inside. 2NE1 are the BEST!

They are the best among the rest. 2ne1 is one of the strongest and most talented in Korea so they are supposed to win this poll..

2NE1 fighting! I haven't really loved them in the past because for the past 2-3 years, their songs were inspirational, yet with too much autotune making them a sound the same. But lately, they expanded their horizon and have rarely used any autotune. They have a unique style all their own and don't pretend to be cute in front of the camera. Not to mention that aside from being beautiful, yes CL haters, I think that CL is gorgeous without makeup- that they are all sweet and totally hilarious! So I hope that they keep making these awesome songs and never change for anyone!

The Contenders


Beast is the Best! They always work hard for their fans.

DooJoon oppa, JunHyung oppa, Yoseob oppa, HyunSeung oppa, GiKwang oppa and DongWoon oppa... Thank you for working hard for us! We really appreciate it&

Beast is the Best! They're not scared to show who they really are! They're all Cute, Handsome, Good-Looking and all of them have talents!

I will be a B2uty forever~

Beast Hwaiting!

BEAST will be the best forever and B2uties will always be by your sides. BEAST HWAITING! Keep up the great work, we will support you guys 4eva!

Beast may not be the most popular group in the world, but they're going to make it there eventually. Doojoon, Hyunseung, Junhyung, Yoseob, Kikwang, and Dongwoon have all great talents and they got so far in only less than three years and people thought they wouldn't make it since they were a "recycled group", and yeah they might've been in other companies before they joined Beast but making it this far, you even forget that they were kicked out. Those who don't know them shouldn't say anything to offend their fans, especially with any group. War and Peace will come out soon and I can't wait til it will.

12 B1A4

They're the cutest and adorable boyband ever! Every member has their own funny characteristics. They don't need powerful dance to become Hallyu Star.

I love B1A4. I hope they can be the winner

I will hope B1A4 is the winner forever...

They are hot. Enough said.

13 B.A.P

I like there fierce dance moves. I know they are a rookie group but they don't appear like newbies. They have a powerful charm to them and each member of the group has there own style.

Bap have really strong voices, when I first saw them I thought they had been out for Agee but then I found out they were only rookies!

They have the strength of "Warriors" and the "Power" like no other. They may be young but their music style is great.

B.A.P is an incredible group with amazing songs and impressive dances. They should definitely be higher up on this list. They are different than the normal kpop boy band. "Warrior", "Power", "No Mercy", "Rain Sound", "Stop It", "One Shot" and "Badman" are incredible songs. The rappers are so talented and the vocals are definitely ahead of many idols. Daehyun's voice is one of those rare voices that every note he sings is just ear candy. I hope B.A.P can go far and receive the fame and love they deserve.

14 2PM

Love them all. They're the first group that catch my attention. Love beast 2PM, love dorky 2PM, love cute 2PM, love their great brotherhood.

However busy 2pm may be, it does not forget service to fan.
And doing one's best in 2pm is always being continued.
Their singing ability and a dance are wonderful.
I aid 2pm forever.

2pm is the best performance. I love all of them, song, dance or anything.

They are a good boys. The smiles of them make me fall in love with them.

I promise I'll beside them until forever.

I'm introduced to K-pop through WG, Suju, SNSD, SHINee and so on. Though I like their songs and dance, I nvr want to know more abt them or listen to their other songs. But when I know abt 2pm, I fell in love with their songs and dance at once. After that, I wanted to listen to other songs of theirs. And then, I wanted to know more about them and started to check abt them and watch many videos like Real 2PM, variety shows that they starred in, their live performances and many more. Ever since then, not only do I like their songs and dance, I love their personality as well. They went through a lot, especially abt the controversy. But they pulled through it and get stronger and even more united. They write songs like 'Thanks you' and Junsu self-composed song 'Hanarete Itemo' for their fans. Even during times that they are not feeling well and when they are injured, they still want to perform for their fans and do their very best.
2PM is the first group that made me want to know about ...more

15 Cho Kyuhyun

Kyuhyun is just the best maknae ever... And of course super junior is always at his side and his succes is also the succes of super junior. So guys keep supporting CHO KYUHYUN and of course don't forget SUPER JUNIOR... FIGHTING!

We love kyuhyun. We love his beautiful voice.. I hope cho kyuhyun his name it will be in the list of top ten..

The has the best voice, and also the best personality!

He is the perfect husband! Of course, my husband

16 NU'EST NU'EST is a South Korean boy group formed by Pledis Entertainment consisting of JR, Aron, Baekho, Ren, and Minhyun.

NU'EST is my hero, my love. I love them. They have talent, beauty and energy. Although they come from a small company, but what they achieve is really undeniable!

I am and will always be a L.O./.E, Nu'est is my hero, and I relate to them very much, I'm always proud when I watch them grow, and they will forever hold a special place in my heart---sadly I am not Korean, nor am I wealthy, but someday, I want to meet one of them, whether it'd be concert, fan-signing, or in person( too good to be true) I want to express how much they and their music help me everyday

Nu'est fighting! I will keep watching and supporting you guys as much as I can! From your fan from Vietnam!

They are unique and their I can really relate to their songs. They're daebak.

17 Infinite

Infinite are my all time favourite k-pop group. They are all unique in their abilities and together form a perfect group. Infinite are definitely underrated and deserve more credit. They make excellent music without selling out to auto-tune and give their all for every performance. All their dances require extreme concentration and coordination and together with singing, only highly trained and skilled people could pull it off. They are also filled with cute, funny, adorable and charismatic personalities. I love infinite and I love being an inspirit because they notice us and appreciate us! INFINITE AND INSPIRIT FOREVER!

I keep comment how good they are everyone already know how they through till they became a success group.. They already surpass their senior like 2ne1, miss a, mblaq and many more with be mine song%plus infinite raising their name not with their company listed in big-3 company.. Their senior in their company also not well-know.. They really success with their own effort! Good job infinite.. You guys are daebak! Throw heart!

These guys work so hard and have proven they have what it takes to conquer the world. Though not perfect yet, they are one of the fastest growing groups. Their potential is Infinite.

As much as I love many other kpop groups, Infinite's fan base is rapidly expanding because of their awesomeness as a group. Each of them work hard and they will be very successful in the future.

18 C.N. Blue

They were the only rock band that became extremely popular, even throughout Asia, oppose to K pop boy bands. They don't need to break the stage cause one song can make you crazy... CN Blue FIGHTING

Really outstanding among all the Dance groups in Kpop because CNBLUE is a band. CNBLUE always rocks fans and raises listener's emotion in LIVE shows!
CNBLUE zzang!

I really like them! Yonghwa oppa so cute ^^. They are so amazing and awesome group! I wanna meet them one day!

I like all of their songs. They compose most of their songs, play & sing well, and all of them are so good looking! They also look well mannered. They're just perfect compared to most Kpop groups, who mostly just sing and dance and dress skimpily and act sexy. CN BLue does not have to resort to gimmicks as they sing well and are able to engage their audience. CN Blue rocks!

19 Teen Top

They are really good. Their songs, melody, lyrics and dancing are very cool. Their voice are too good. They got Nonnas' heart from *No More Perfume On You*. They got the prizes from *Crazy*. *To U* is too good. In that song melody, lyric and sexy dance are so cool. Their dances are very hard. The main point of their dance is the shower, hand and leg. TEEN TOP can dance sexy dance very well. And their song *Be Ma Girl* they got teens' heart. They can make very well about their position. Example, C. J(Chunji) is the lead vocalist. He can sing the song very well and his voice is very very good. His face is very cute and attractive. TEEN TOP is the attractive guys. In Korean, my favorite boy group is TEEN TOP and my favorite member in TEEN TOP is C. J(Chunji). Anyway, I believe that TEEN TOP will be famous all over the world.

They are the best singer ever, they need to be in the first place.
i love they songs and they dance, also I love lee chan hee-chanji he the cutest gay in the world.
i love his friend from the bend either.
they songs make me feel special, and changing my moody.
its feel like they sing for me and they giving me the world on there hands.
there is no other band who greatest, coolest, and perfect like them.
they are Inseparable and Statements and its beautiful to see it in they band.
lee chan hee (chanji)- shoaie also fighting.
teen top-saranika also commaou.

It's just how good they improved so much! I really love their songs! I will always support their songs forever! They equal parts for each of their songs!

I don't think there's a reason why I love them so much. I just do, they're amazing to me and whenever I listen to their music I feel happy, they make me happy. For me they are the best, good looking, good dancers, good singers, funny, interesting etc. I hope they'll gain more recognition.

20 Lee Donghae


Donghae Oppa has an amazing voice and he is super cute!

21 BtoB

Btob may just be a rookie group this year but they have PROVEN themselves WORTHY with their amazing voices, touching songs and sweet personality. To be so perfect usually takes long but Btob just does it flawlessly. Btob hwaiting!
Please vote, they really deserve it!

I love BtoB from the first time hearing their songs.


I love BtoB. It doesn't even matter that I don't know what they are singing about, they songs are so good, that it makes me move every time I hear it! They are just AWESOME!

~European fan~

22 Kara

There are just so much people who judge Kara's singing skills, at least they have the confidence to go up stage and sing for everyone, I just want to state for those who always say they have no vocal skills to try and sing if they're so good, Kara debuted in 2007 with Kim Sung Hee, when she left they were still strong and welcomed the new members. They're like one of the most friendliest girl groups out there! They've improved so much and because of the news of them disbanding they stayed together as one. KARA FOREVER

We love KARA^^
Because KARA's very precious for us. ^v^


KARA GO KARA GO YOU ARE THE BEST Group I ever seen love you so much
Don't stop your hard work l love you
Love you we need more from kara we need more from kara
I hope you will be fine love you so much

23 f(x)

The girls of f(x) work their butts off almost every album that comes out and it shows 100% they deserve more recognition in my opinion! Each group members voice and style is so unique and different, that it isn't hard not to become a fan of the beautiful and talented f(x). I voted for f(x)!

They're music is very unique and up-beat they don't try to be very sexy or very childish they're music is something I really enjoy the deserve more attention GO F(X)! They're fans should be called special f(x)

Go f(x), I know just like your name, you guys will blossom like a flower and become so beautiful too

F (x) for me you're the best band in Korea. The voices of your members are really wonderful, Go fight f (x)! We, your fans will always support you what matter happened.

24 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!
I hope Wonder Girls will be a World Singer.
The DJ Is Mine coming soon!
Dae Back Na Ra!
Wonder Girls Fighting!

Wondergirls is amazing girls!
They are so cute and they also sing well!
We WONDERFUL always love the wondergirls and mimi

Wonder Girls will love their single The DJ is Mine in the United States is also gonna fly...

Their latest song for their comeback in last November "Be My Baby" has reached over 16 million views in just 3 months time and IT IS STILL COUNTING. They have also released their US single/OST for their movie special "The Wonder Girls", "The DJ Is Mine" in thie early 2012. They are also working in their latest song "Like Money" which would be released sometime in mid 2012. CHECK THEM OUT GUYS & KEEP AN EYE ON THEM!

25 G-dragon

Come on!
All of you go to the hell... Ok?

You kidding me? Why jiyong oppa stuck in 46?

Love you the way you are jiyong oppa

Should be first laugh out loud

Ji Yong oppa should be at number 1-3, he is a great leader I've ever seen.

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