Top 10 Best K-Pop Groups of All Time

K-pop is the ultimate music genre that has everything: catchy beats, amazing choreography, and stunning visuals. K-pop is a mix of Korean and Western pop music that has created a global sensation that everyone loves. There are so many K-pop groups out there, but some have really made a difference and left a mark on the industry.

These groups have not only made hit songs but have also changed the industry and inspired many other artists. They have made awesome music videos and incredible live shows that have wowed fans all over the world. They are the best of the best in K-pop.

But K-pop groups are more than just music stars; they're also cultural icons that represent Korea to the world. They show the world Korea's culture, values, and beauty, and their popularity has helped spread Korean culture globally.
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.

I love Super Junior (SUJU) from the deepest part of my heart. They truly care about their fans. SUJU and ELF are family. No one can tear us apart. We will be together forever.

I don't care about what people say or the bad things they say about SUJU. I love them wholeheartedly. Because of SUJU, my life has become more meaningful. They make us smile, laugh, and bring us pleasure. No matter how difficult the situation is, we always face it together. When they smile, we will smile. When they cry, we will cry with them.

I will never betray SUJU or ELF. I love SUJU.

2 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.

In my opinion, Big Bang is the best K-pop boy band. They are all stars in their own right, and they stand out from other groups. They produce good music with an international appeal.

I'm also a fan of other groups like BTS and EXO. These guys are talented and have their own unique styles of making music that have made them incredibly popular recently. However, they're not on Big Bang's level.

Sure, Big Bang started out first, but it's been 10 years since they debuted (it's 2016 right now, and they debuted in 2006). Not a lot of groups can stay together for that long. I don't like EXO because they keep losing members, and if it weren't for their dancing, they wouldn't have gained as much popularity, as they are known for their amazing dancing. BTS is good overall, but Big Bang is a notch higher.

Sorry, I didn't mention any other groups like TVXQ, Super Junior, or SHINee. I just don't enjoy their music as much as I do for the three groups I mentioned earlier. I don't know if this is the end for Big Bang, as the members are going to do military service for 5 years, but Big Bang will always be a great experience for me.

Big Bang might just be the most popular K-pop group worldwide. It's just that they've been working for so long, and the new generation is gaining a lot of popularity, leading people to underestimate their worth. Please note that Big Bang was the first K-pop boy band to reach 100 million views on YouTube. They were one of the first groups to spread K-pop culture into the world. We have to appreciate this amazing group, guys.

3 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 rookie group has some truly amazing and talented young men. They can sing and dance exceptionally well. They captured my attention immediately when I accidentally clicked on one of their songs on YouTube. Although they haven't officially debuted yet, they are currently my favorite K-pop group.

EXO is the best! They were the best rookie band of the year, and they are my favorite band ever. Their songs and dance moves are incredible. EXO is divided into two sub-groups: EXO-K (Korean) and EXO-M (Chinese). Despite this division, they still function as one group, and I like both sub-groups equally. I apologize for my poor English.

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 a group that will get you laughing if you're having a bad day. They all have many individual talents, and when they combine them, it's just amazing. Each character - Onew, Minho, Jonghyun, Taemin, and Key - has inspired me in some way.

Their songs are also amazing. Lucifer was the first song I watched from them, and they were the first K-pop group I knew when I started watching K-pop. I also recommend watching SHINee's Hello, as it just cheers me up.

They have been through so much together and have literally grown up together. I will continue to support them. P.S. Give them lots of love and SHINee, FIGHTING!

5 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

These girls are the reason I fell in love with K-pop in the first place. I like how they pull off different images, especially how they've managed to have so many hit songs based on different concepts. They are also an all-rounded group, showcasing some of the best idol singers and dancers in the K-pop industry.

They don't act fake on shows, which is another thing I like. They don't try to create a fake image to gain fans. I am proud to call myself a Sone, and I hope people realize how much popularity they have brought to K-pop internationally. I will continue supporting them - SNSD Fighting!

6 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 are highly active, releasing albums, mini-albums, and special merchandise. They also participate in shows like Rookie King and American Hustle Life. Additionally, they offer rare/limited merchandise, run BangtanTV, actively use Twitter, give intro performances, and release Japanese albums.

They are multi-talented, with involvement from all members, great vocals, great raps, and great dancing - great everything. They are also involved in lyric production.

Overall, they're at the top. They are some of the most influential people in my life and have a major impact on everyone around them. They constantly remind us to follow our dreams. Don't abide by the standards of others. Set your own goals in life. Be proud of who you are and what you can do. Acknowledge what you cannot do and work to improve. Be true. Be you.

7 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.

I like that they have a different style. They excel in rock and R&B and are really good rappers. I also like how it's so hard to choose your bias. I mean, really, how can you? CL is an amazing leader, and she can rap exceptionally well. Bom is a great singer and beautiful. Dara is gorgeous and has a good personality, and then Minzy is a dancing machine. I love these girls.

I like SNSD too, but some of the girls annoy me. They are sometimes so stuck-up, whereas 2NE1 are natural and don't act fake. I dislike half of SNSD!

2NE1 is a very talented group, not just in singing and dancing but in other skills as well. They give their all when they perform. Even before their debut, this group was very well-known, and they continue to be so. Unlike other groups who attend variety shows to promote themselves, 2NE1 doesn't need to. Their songs' lyrics show lots of personality, and the choreography is amazing! I would love to see more of them!

8 f(x)

They definitely stand out from the rest. They don't try to show more skin to be better. They represent individuality and have really unique yet catchy songs. All of their songs are exceptional. It's not just one that stands out. Each member is incredibly individualistic, with a beautiful soul and unique personality that I admire so much. They are undoubtedly the most beautiful, unique, and awesome K-Pop band out there. As a proud aff(x)tion, I stand true to these amazing girls. You rock!

9 Red Velvet

Red Velvet is the best!

Wendy, our main vocal, will someday dominate the music charts with her soulful singing.

Seulgi will be known for her dancing and singing skills all around K-pop.

Irene will star in the latest dramas. Her face will blow you away.

Joy will be leading the next generation's maknaes. She's very talented!

Red Velvet is clearly very talented!

I love Red Velvet a lot! My favorite members are:

1. Wendy, who has very unique vocals and hits a high-pitch part in every music video.
2. Seulgi, I didn't like 28 Reasons, but I love her vocals in every other song.
3. Yeri, for most people she is their 5th favorite, but I really think she deserves better.
4. Joy, she reminds me of Chicken Joy. She loves chicken, and she is named Joy.
5. Irene, I don't really know much about her.

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

I fell in love with K-pop the first time I ever saw this band! They really are the absolute best, and I wish others could see that as well. They aren't afraid to take chances with their music, and, to me, none of their songs sound exactly alike. Too many artists find success with their first chart-topping song, so they keep making the same kind of song over and over again. NU'EST doesn't do this, which elevates them much higher in my esteem. So, keep going, NU'EST. You really are AWESOME!

I just love them! Every one of their songs is a track that I really enjoy. When I'm listening to their albums, I don't skip any songs. I also love how close they are to each other. They don't seem so idol-like. We fans can really relate to them. Some bigger artists feel distant, but NU'EST feels like they are right next to you. They have this family-like feel to them, which I love. NU'EST is not just a K-pop band. They are a family!

The Contenders
11 GOT7 Got7 is a South Korean boy band formed by JYP Entertainment. The group is composed of seven members: JB, Mark, Jackson, Jinyoung, Youngjae, BamBam, and Yugyeom.

I believe that GOT7 should be in the top 10, not the top 50! The guys in this group are very talented and have very catchy songs. Their videos have reached a high number of views, and of course, they have international fans.

The reason they have international fans is that they have talent and great songs. Sometimes fans go for looks, but these guys have the whole package. They know how to dance, sing, rap, and get along. They also know how to attract fans with their funny or cute actions. So, that's just my belief, and I hope others agree with me.

I think, regardless of their looks, which are very appealing, they are very talented and hardworking as well! They definitely deserve to be higher up on the list, as they work harder than a lot of these bands combined. I really appreciate the messages in their songs as well, and I believe that they should collaborate with BTS more because they are already friends and are both splendid.

Their songs are very catchy, and they have improved so much since their debut, even though they are still relatively new. Got7, fighting!

12 Infinite

Whether you like them for their music, dancing, variety, acting, or everything about them overall, Infinite is a solid Korean group full of strengths. They've been active for quite a number of years now and are still going strong, thanks to their loyal fanbase and the strong bonds between the members. To me, their music is unique and always enjoyable. Their songs follow a different sound than what is mainstream now, and I really enjoy how different that sound is.

Infinite has done a great job being consistent with that sound. Their concerts and performances will always satisfy, and it's great how they pride themselves so much on giving a great performance to their fans. They have their own passions and pursue them as well. Infinite's fan service and genuine love for their fans are also very apparent and strong. Every two years since their debut, they've been hosting their That Summer Concerts and INFINITE Rallies to spend time with their fans. Each year, their appreciation and love for their Inspirits seem to grow bigger.

I am so, so happy and lucky to have found them. Each member, and all seven of them as a whole, and how they came together to become Infinite... I will love them all forever.

13 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

DBSK is the best! They should be #1. Sure, other groups sometimes bring stiff competition, but DBSK can never lose, and they will never lose! They work so hard and sing so well. How can any other team compare? They are the best K-pop boy band I've ever known.

I do have other boy bands that I like, but they seriously are no match compared to DBSK (TVXQ, Tohoshinki, JYJ, etc.) because DBSK is authentic. You can't find another group like them again! Even other groups try to be like them (no offense). Creativity, looks, voice - they have them all! They always keep the faith. They really do.

When they cry, our hearts hurt. Seeing them split up makes me want to cry! The five of them were so great. Hopefully, one day they can reunite, together as one again. As a DBSK & JYJ lover, I can never stand to see them apart. Kim Jaejoong, Yunho, Xiah Junsu, Micky Yoochun, Max Changmin - they belong together! Because when they combine, their music is incomparable! No other band stands a chance. Whether DBSK or JYJ, they are one. I love them! And I wish the best for all five of them!

14 SS501

I love SS501 and always will. They were the band that actually got me to fall in love with K-pop. I have not found one song by them that I don't like, which is more than I can say for other bands. I do like other bands like Super Junior, Big Bang, 2NE1, SHINee, etc., but SS501 will always be #1 in my heart.

I think if they were to come back now, once Kyu Jong returns from the army, they would be at the top of the list. I am sad that they are not in the top 10, where they should be, but the fact that they are in the top 20 proves to me that Triple S fans have not given up or forgotten them. They have proven how caring and talented they are. I think they are one of the closest groups I know. They will always be in our hearts and will never be forgotten, as long as people like Triple S exist!

15 CN Blue

I love CNBLUE! They faced heavy criticism when they first debuted, but they pulled through it together as a group. The members are extremely talented, not only in singing and playing instruments, but also in acting. What I enjoy most about the group is the music they create. I love the fact that almost all their songs are self-composed and written. Jonghyun's voice melts my heart, while Yonghwa's voice is catchy and perfect for their rock sound. All four members have distinct looks and personalities, but if you watch their interviews, you can tell they really care about each other. I believe CNBlue will be together for a very long time to come.

16 Twice Twice is a South Korean girl group formed by JYP Entertainment through the 2015 reality show Sixteen.

My favorite K-pop bands are Blackpink and Twice! I love Twice so, so much, and their song One In A Million is my favorite song by them. I also find them really funny and amazing to their fans and other people. My biases are Jihyo and Sana! Love you, Twice!

"Cheer up, baby! Cheer up, baby!" I love Twice so much. I've almost got down all the choreography of their song "Ohh Ahh." I love that song so much, and Sana is so pretty. She kind of reminds me of Jungkook from BTS! Momo is so good at dancing. I look up to her so much!

What the heck? They should be in the top 10, and besides, their new song Cheer Up is the best of all.


U-KISS has been around for quite some time but was overshadowed by its more famous, popular counterparts - SHINee, 2PM, etc. However, they are a hidden gem among their other glittery music rivals. Their songs have improved greatly over the years, and they only get better. While their early MVs showed that they were still new, they had the charisma and personalities that won over the hearts of many KissMes all over the world.

Their upbeat pop tunes show off their slick dance skills, booming beats, and charisma, but their ballads are to die for, showcasing Soohyun and Hoon's vocal abilities. The group's rappers also make it a point to lend their singing voices, making it a beautiful team effort. They impressed me with their songs, which also have great meaning, and I will forever look back on that day when I first stumbled into the world of K-pop with their Japanese single Tick Tack. Forever a KissMe!

18 Blackpink Blackpink is a South Korean girl group formed by YG Entertainment, consisting of members Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé and Lisa.

Wow! Why aren't they at least in the top 10? They actually have the most-subscribed K-pop channel, the most-viewed K-pop video for a group, and Lisa is the most-followed K-pop artist on Instagram ever. It's weird that they are not in the top 5, but that doesn't stop me from loving them. Blackpink is the revolution.

They are popular, but in their own way, they are underrated. They don't get enough opportunities to showcase their vocal abilities and talents. I wish YG Entertainment would stop teaching Rosé that terrible, straining voice technique. However, all four girls have amazing voices and release good songs.

19 T-ara

I love their style! I love how they act in their music videos and on stage. When they're dancing, they act like they're the best, and I can feel their confidence even from behind a screen. I mean, a lot of groups perform confidently like that, but T-ara does it the best by far. All I can think when I watch them perform is, "THEY'RE SO COOL!"

I think T-ara has the best songs. Everybody's saying they only like "Roly Poly" or "Cry Cry" or "Lovey Dovey," but those are their most popular songs. Some of their best songs are the ones with fewer than a million views or the ones that are really good. In my opinion, T-ara has the best rappers in Korea. They're all so fast! And they rap with style. It has a nice melody to it, and a lot of female rappers rap without emotion.

Their dances are so cool! Have you seen the dance for "Lovey-Dovey"? All the shuffling, moonwalking, and Running Man moves are amazing.

And T-ara works REALLY hard. They've had like four comebacks in one year, and they get literally 2-3 hours of sleep every night.

20 (G)I-DLE

(G)I-DLE is my favorite girl group for many reasons. One is that Soyeon, their leader, writes many of their lyrics. They started from scratch because their company, CUBE, couldn't fund them at first. This truly shows their passion for being idols.

They are one of the prettiest groups out there. In my opinion, Miyeon (the girl who was supposed to debut with BLACKPINK) could literally be Korea's IT girl. She's so pretty! Yuqi is a great representative of China's beauty, and so is Minnie for Thailand (plus Lisa from BLACKPINK).

I love their concepts for all their songs, and how the music videos are always so unique. Their stage presence is outstanding, especially with Soyeon and Yuqi's rap. My favorite songs are definitely "Oh My God" and the Chinese version of "Hwaa." However, their new songs are good too, for example, "Tomboy" and "Nxde" in their "I Never Die" and "I Love" albums in 2022. Honestly, there's no reason not to stan these beautiful ladies!


Whenever I think of BEAST, millions of words run through my head, but one word definitely fits them: perfection. I know that nobody is perfect and that they may not be the best around the world. However, for me and my fellow B2uties, they are the only one. I love how they have strived hard to reach their dreams. I love their passion for music. I love how humble they are when complimented. I love how they continually strive to get better, even when, for me, they are already the best. To put it simply, I love them.

I may not be Korean, and I sometimes wonder what they are singing about. But just hearing the sound of their voices, no matter what the song is about, makes me feel happy and calm, and I forget all the problems I have. Thank you, BEAST. Hwaiting!

22 B.A.P

B.A.P is so talented and hardworking! A lot of their songs are not about love. I mean, love is great, but that's all songs are about these days. A lot of idols and celebrities donate money, but B.A.P actually donated money in the name of their fandom (Babys)!

Even though they're incredibly sweet, their songs are what make me like them even more. Some of their songs are about standing up for what you believe in and getting up when you fall down. You may think I'm pathetic for standing up for people I don't personally know, but I am pathetic. Haha.

23 Dreamcatcher

Multitalented members with great personalities, unique concept of rock-style music, amazing side tracks of all genres, beautiful music videos with a storyline, great bond with their fans. A group on the rise to the top!


Hongki has one of the best voices in K-pop, if not the best. The fact that he's in a band with four more incredibly talented and attractive members makes FTISLAND one of my favorite bands forever. Since they're the band that introduced me to K-pop, I may sound a little biased when I say that I see the most potential in them to create absolutely breathtakingly beautiful tracks.

The fact that they remain unknown compared to other bands, due to the lack of publicity from their company, irritates me to no end. Such an amazing band shouldn't be kept in the dark. It's almost sad for everyone who hasn't listened to their music, as it has so much beauty to offer.

They are all so talented, and not to mention downright hot, and their personalities make them all the more lovable. They are the most down-to-earth K-pop idols I've come across. They're almost so blunt and human-like that calling them idols feels weird to me. Jonghoon and Hongki will forever be my biases, but Seunghyun, Minhwan, the adorable maknae, and Jaejin are also amazing. I definitely recommend this band to anyone looking for refreshing music with gorgeous vocals.

25 2PM/2AM

I am a HOTTEST myself, and I love them! Almost every album they've released has been very successful, getting number 1 on the Asian iTunes Charts or winning consistently on shows like Music Bank or Inkigayo. The Japanese albums they've released have been performed at the Tokyo Dome, which only the most successful K-pop idols in Japan can perform at.

Other fandoms bash on them, and I don't like it. Look at how hard they've worked to get here, as have other K-pop idols like SHINee and Big Bang. They train hard and sometimes stay up all night just to perfect their singing or practice dancing. I bet no other K-pop idol can speak six languages like Taecyeon, five languages like Nichkhun, four languages like Jun. K, three languages like Junho, or two languages like Chansung and Wooyoung!

Please listen to their songs and keep supporting them till the end. I hope they will never disband like other idol groups. I love you, 2PM, and I will always be a HOTTEST and support you guys till the end!

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