Best Asian Idol Groups

The Top Ten
1 JKT48

JKT48 is an Indonesian girl group whose name is derived from its base city of Jakarta and the Japanese idol group AKB48. Formed in 2011, it is the first AKB48 sister group outside of Japan and adopts the concept of "idols you can meet". Fans can attend daily performances at the group's theater, which was built as a close replica to the AKB48 Theater in Akihabara.

Producer Yasushi Akimoto decided to bring the AKB48 concept to Indonesia because the group had begun to develop a fan base in the country. Indonesia's growing economy was seen as a potential market by many Japanese companies. Akimoto established a partnership with these businesses and the country's largest media conglomerate Global Mediacom (MNC Media), Southeast Asia's largest and most integrated media group, to replicate the AKB48 business model.

While JKT48 does not restrict membership by nationality, applicants must be residents of Indonesia. The group has 51 members and released its first studio album Heavy Rotation on February 16, 2013, via Hits Records, a division of MNC subsidiary PT Star Media Nusantara. It performs songs by AKB48 and other sister groups that are translated into Indonesian.

2 AKB48

My reason for loving AKB48 is their spirit, charisma, and concept. They're the first idol group in Japan to adopt the concept of "The Idol You Can Meet Everyday". Regarding charisma, I don't know what others think, but I find it impressive. Their spirit is about building popularity from zero.

They're so cute and really energetic. I'd love to watch them in concert. Really! AKB48 is the greatest idol group in Japan ever! They have passion and move very quickly. I love them as I love Japan.

People should choose AKB48 because they were the first women's group in the world and gave birth to new women group idols like JKT48 and others.

3 SKE48
4 Girls' Generation / 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... read more

I choose Girls' Generation because they have a natural face, amazing voice, high dancing skill, and good acting skills. They are number one in SONE's Heart! I vote for Girls' Generation because they are my idols and they are perfect for us. Girls' Generation always goes worldwide.

Girls' Generation is a perfect idol group. They have beautiful faces and good voices. I love them!

Girls' Generation is the perfect idol. They have a natural face, amazing voice, and high dancing skills. I love them! They're my best idol. However, Girls' Generation is always perfect. I love you SNSD!


5 SDN48

This group was disbanded but was still good.

6 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 are the best. They are ELF's oxygen. Without them, I can't imagine what friendship or love is. They taught me to always work hard. 13 + 2 = ELF!

They are perfection personified with great singing and dancing talent, great personalities, and great looks. The most important thing to be an idol is having the best fan base ever: ELF! As I said: PERFECTION.

Super Junior fighting, and ELF always supports you with our hearts. I believe you can be the winner. Fighting oppa... Saranghanda.

7 NMB48
8 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.
9 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.

They innovated! They were unique among girl groups when they debuted and they continue to evolve. Their energy and charisma are contagious and inspiring.

They are always the best in my world!

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The Contenders
11 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.
12 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.
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
14 2PM
15 Cherry Belle
16 Elite

They are also known as the Spice Girls of Malaysia!

17 SNH48
18 After School After School, stylized as AFTERSCHOOL in Japan, is a South Korean girl group formed by Pledis Entertainment with an admissions and graduation concept.
19 SS501
20 U-Kiss
21 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.
22 HKT48
23 Super Girlies
25 Sistar
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