Most Underrated Kpop Groups/Singers

The Top Ten Most Underrated Kpop Groups/Singers


UKISS is a phenomenally talented group that was formed in 2008. To this day, their own Country shuns them but Japan has adopted them as their own. As a consequence they sing, record & perform in languages & are active in Japan all year round and the rest of the world (Vietnam, Budokan, Europe, South & North America. When they say International they mean it. Their voices are incredible, their dance moves extraordinary, and they LOVE their fans. They still act like anyone else & talk to their fans in public places (not a planned event) No holier than thou- I'm an idol ego. Down to earth, extremely talented boys WHO deserve MUCH more recognition than they've ever gotten. As their Leader Soohyun said: we do this for our fans. If we only had one fan left we'd still go and perform for that fan. Fans are why we are here. And they deserve more!

I barely heard they got awards...

I've been a kpopers for few years and I've only know them after my 4th years. I sort off fell for them since then. They're really talented. It really frustating when people won't even notice them no matter how hardworking,talented,and down-to-earth they are. I'm upset because nowadays people can get famous easily just because of looks or money. I really hope U-KISS will get more chance to show their talent in Korea as much as they do in Japan.

I think they're one of the most underrated groups. Especially in Korea. Ukiss is a lot more famous internationally. Mostly in Japan, since almost all of their concerts and events happens there. As an international Kissme it would be greater is Ukiss will be famous in Korea too. Since they're a Korean group.

2 F(x)

F (x) definitely needs more recognition because they have been doing experimental way before 2ne1 or any other groups that are trying the style. They are amazingly talented especially Luna, the most underrated K-Pop star ever.

For real, look at Nu ABO, Rum Pum Pum Pum, Red Light, and their newest comeback (after losing a member! ) 4 Walls.

I love their songs, all the members personalities, there are so many things right with this group.

Fx is so underrated.. I hate went they does not have many spotlight (concert, tour) compared to their senior and junior (exo, snsd, suju).. Hope they got more spotlight for their upcoming comeback.. They are really talented and bring different dimension in kpop induatry with their experimental concept.. I love evey one of them especially Luna & Victoria..

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

Just recently got into this group but I like them,they are talented/cute/ funny but may want to rethink some fashion choices but that may be the companies fault

After their debut, I think that people forgot how awesome, talented and amazing they are!

I personally love Nu'est and all their members. Their new album, Q is, deserves more attention! In addition, Overcome is the bomb. NU'EST FIGHTING!

Yeah! Ohh come on they deserve more popularities and support!

4 Topp Dogg

They're so good and barely anyone talks about them? They've been around for quite some times now and their (amazing) albums were ignored since many other artists debuted at the same time as them! DEFINITELY deserve more fans.

After all they've gone through with Stardom, these boys need more recognition and attention for their relentlessness. They are truly talented with amazing music!

Sadly some of the guys left...BUT THEY HAD A RECENT COMEBACK AND IT WAS SO GOOD! They are seriously such talented and amazing guys

One of my bias groups. They need better management and recognition. The music they produce is amazing.


Solji honestly has one of the best vocals in the kpop industry, but is often overshadowed, her voice is truly a beauty, plus it is also powerful which is what a lot of the idols that people consider as the best singers lack. Her performance of Maria on Masked King was amazing, she hits high notes perfectly and in one part it almost sounds autotuned because her control is just that good. Hyerin also has a very nice voice, Junghwa is actually an amazing dancer though she doesn't get to show that often (if you look up Junghwa dance practice on YouTube you'll find a great video) she's a genuinely amazing dancing with a lot of flow and skill that you might not usually find in girl groups. While Hani is known for her visuals, she has an incredible yet underrated voice, because their songs are in higher pitches while her voice suits lower tones. Check out her performance on Masked King too! She is a good singer, with a honey-like intoxicating voice. LE is a great rapper, with her underground ...more

I like exid

This group is what drew me to Koop. Not a big fan of rap but LE made me start to appreciate it. Jongwha is an amazing dancer great lines and graceful, Hani is just amazing in general, she has a great voice and her stage presence anywhere is amazing even when she is clumsy or off guard, heyelin has an amazing voice and is so expressive. Cute doesn’t explain it. Finally, Solji. I don’t have the words to express how highly I regard her voice. I believe she has no peer. Only those who have are in her circle of angels, like Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin


6 My Name

Their single "Message" is one of the best songs of 2011, and maybe that song could be in Top 10 best dance/electronic songs in k-pop. But then, 2 years letter the song "Baby, I'm Sorry" melted my heart. It is so emotional, nice, beautiful, meaningful, but also SO UNDERRATED! It has only 400k views on YouTube, it falls from charts fast, doesn't have that much downloads, but it deserves MORE! Critics just talk about how much blood is in that video! That's so mean. I feel sorry about so talented, original, beautiful, handsome band - MYNAME! HWAITING!

Beat band ever

My ultimate bias group. Myname is extremely underrated for how much talent they have, in vocals (Insoo, Gunwoo), dancing (None of the members are lacking, Seyong even did a back handspring in Message), and just overall attitude (They are very honest, respectful, and grateful for the small fanbase they have, yet they are cheerful, funny, and interesting to watch).

One of the reason they are not popular is that their songs are much more emotional than the songs produced from the typical popular boy groups. I'm not bashing any other groups here, but MyName songs are just so much meaningful than the average song on the top of kpop charts.

They have a strong fanbase in Japan, but not in Korea. Their Japanese albums are wonderful. A reason why their Korean songs are not as popular is that MYNAME experiments. Their style ranges from hip-hop to R&B and the normal kpop.

7 Speed

Ok, I may have voted for Speed, Why? Well, even if I haven't heard any of their songs, I've seen their mind-blowing choreography. They do these extremely dangerous stunts that a PROFESSIONAL would do. I'm actually surprised they haven't gotten a music show win yet :/.

Their dance and vocal skills as well as their choreographies and songs are simply AMAZING. Even if they did not make a lot of songs/MV before disbanding they are definitely worth checking out, their synchronization and dedication are out of this world; I mean they learned to do saltos and use those heelys shoes *PERFECTLY*, as a ROOKIE group. They did need to go that extra mile but they did, and it was amazing. I know I'm ranting but they are so underrated that this is the first time I get to talk about them, so if you're reading this, please go watch them. I only discovered them after they "disbanded" but they are easily one of my favourite- if not my favourite group ever. They are THAT good.

Did you have to see their choreography

Almost nobody knows about these's so sad

8 B.A.P

They are so talented but yet don't get as much love as others

They don't get as much love but the members work real hard for their fans and for music. Bang Yongguk is an extremely talented, hard working leader.

BAP is one of the most talented kpop group

Extremly Talented
Full meaning message in song
Different concept
No lipsync
Great performance
No one appreciate then :") - Kohiroshi

9 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 think after Sunye's wedding and pregnancy people start forgetting about Wonder Girls. They are so talented and what they need is a comeback. I, as a wonderful is faithfully waiting for their comeback and is not even sure that they might have a comeback or even might face the breaking up of Wonder Girls since 4 members contract are ending next year. But I do hope they don't break up because they are one of the groups that brought the kpop scene internationally and not to mention the number of hit songs they produced and the dances that is always being covered by so many idols. So I really hope they continue and RECEIVE THE RECOGNITION THEY DESERVE.

They have so many awesome songs, but I think that their best dance anthem is "Like Money" and even AKON made song with them. Not with SNSD, not with 2NE1, not with F (x) - with WONDER GIRLS! I love them so much. People have to understand someone's hard work and, not only to understand, but to respect it!

They are amazing, they really are underrated

10 Teen Top

Although Teen Top has a decent size fanbase, they are still considered underrated in comparison to their releases. In fact, their previous singles: "Crazy", "To You", "Miss Right", "Rocking", "Missing" and "I'm Sorry" were more than enough to showcase their incredible vocals, and impressive & unique dances. But only that, their personality is also extremely entertaining, and they are just a groups of people who enjoy what we do. Go watch their Weekly Idol series, they are fantastic.

Teen top have some of the most difficult choreography in by a lot
Nahh this angers me so much
And have you heard them live seriously they sound like a recording no lie
Watch them live and dancing then come back later

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The Contenders

11 JYJ

JYJ is a talented group but they are not given the recognition they deserve because of SM entertainment they can't be on music show to prompt their songs or albums. The talented artists along with their unique music are underrated due to the block. Even though outside of Asia JYJ is known for their phenomenal talent but they deserve more recognition in their own country South Korea.

JYJ isn't underrated. It's just that people always don't refer to them as JYJ, but DBSK. Cassiopeia supports them and you all know how strong is Cassiopeia, but they always refer them as DBSK. It's because the fans still keep the faith that DBSK will be ot5 again. JYJ have the best vocals in the whole industry, not to mention owning the most expensive and fastest cars too. They are talented in acting too, just see how Yoochun won so many awards as an actor. I heard that JYJ isn't allowed to appear on the 3 major entertainment production companies: KBS, MBC etc. So they are not supposed to be called underrated just because they don't appear on music shows etc.

JYJ is my BFF's. I can't let them be underrated, because of SM Entertainment!

Fallen leaves, W, Itsu datte kimi ni... They once known as some of the BEST S. Korea has to offer with Dong Bang Shin ki. Yet, they weren't even featured in this, this just proves how underrated they are.

12 BtoB

Best vocals ever, they can hit high notes and low notes without any hesitation, they don't really think about their popularity, they only think about their friendship with each other which makes them bias-worthy.

The are a hardworking group, if one member faces something all of them has to face it too, their friendship is amazing.

Their support for each other is remarkable.

I'm also amazed by the fact that they can make (yes, make, they write their own songs but not all) and sing any genre beautifully.

So what if they're all not handome (well technically of them are handsome in my opinion) at least they all have a great personality, and also they have a great sense of humor.

They deserve so much love because they the best group in the world and they never do playback their vocals are amazing I think they will grove in the future they the most talented group I have ever seen.

Their members are so nice and decent.

Their vocals are also good.

Their songs aren't just for fun, it has messages.

BtoB was the first Kpop group that I just fell in love with. They are all just amazing singers.

13 Ladies Code

The rain was the first kpop song I ever heard and I immediately fell in love with it

This is really a underrated group that deserves a bit more attention.

They really need to be noticed more and they are really strong for deciding to go on

ladies code fighting!

Ladies Code is really underrated, but one of my favorite groups. Unfortunatly they haven't released many songs since their debut in 2013, but the songs released are awesome. I just adore Ashleys and Sojungs powerful vocal abilitys.
Before the horrific accident back in 2014, they were already producing very catchy and powerful songs. My favorites from that time are Kiss Kiss, their debut song Bad Girl or So Wonderful. After one year of hiatus, because of the happenings.. They came back as a trio. With deep lyrics and aestheticly music videos. Their two recent albums were really great to listen to, for example The Rain or Chaconne have smoothering sounds. they're really special with ballad and more bubbly songs and I personally hope that they will impress us with a more powerful comeback soon!
Fighting Lavelys! ♥

14 Girl's Day

I love them so much

They are the best slayy queens

Instead of Hyuna's "Bubblepop", I think that GDs "Twinkle Twinkle" is the best bubblepop song of all time in South Korea!

I really love them! ^^ They're maybe look like they want popularity but they deserve it! They're pretty, cute and talented! I really really love Girl's Day ^^

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

He's a good rapper no reason for people to say bad he sure can rapper better then me possibly rap circle around me if that possible cus I can't sing... He good at rap got skill

16 Nine Muses

Most of the groups here are pretty popular but Nine Muses have yet to have their big break. I don't know why because all their songs (maybe not no playboy) are really good like Glue, Dolls, Drama and Hurt Locker. They have good singers, dancers and rappers which make them an all rounded group. They NEED to be more popular

A fantastic girl group where all the members can sing. They perform really good live and have many good songs. They don't only have model body, they are also really talented.

For the love of God, give them first place! I know that it sounds biased, but they ARE a hardworking group and to prove it, just watch their documentary "9muses of Star Empire"

There's many strong sides in 9Muses. They are great performers, they have very good and stable vocalists (even the rapper sings well! ), one of their strongest side is the rapper Euaerin/Erin, who unfortunately left in 2016. Let me just tell you this; Her rap is on fleek! She really CAN rap, she's not the casual awkward rapper like in other overrated groups. They are one of the most hard working groups ever! In 2013 they had FOUR COMEBACKS, all of them were excellent songs that SHOULD win first place. They didn't even win with Hurt Locker, which was the best song of 2015! They've been an active group since 2010 with several member changes and it still makes me sad when they have more than just 1 comeback a year but still don't win first place. :(

17 Ailee Amy Lee (born May 30, 1989), better known by her stage name Ailee, is an American singer based in South Korea. She is signed to YMC Entertainment in South Korea and Warner Music in Japan. more.

I absolutely love this girl. Her vocals blow me away. She's probably my favorite kpop solo artist. Check out her music if you haven't yet. QUEEN. Enough said.

Ailee is definitely my favorite singer. She has vocals out of this world!

Queen! Makes me want to power walk

18 24K

They are amazing... I don't know why they are underrated... Songs like superfly, bonnie N Clyde, hey you, our block, oasis and many songs by them are amazing

24k is so underrated. I really wish these boys had a lot more fans. they deserve more than this. they are the most dorky and amazing boys. they are in risk of disbanding so support 24K before its too late!... you wont regret it AT ALL.

My boys are so talented! they make their own music and choreo, they have even produced for other artists (cheetah). They have so much charisma and talent and it hurts that I might as well be the leader of their fan club because no one knows them! Also their separate members have released some AMAZING mixtapes, stuff like that. I just want them to get the recognition they deserve before it's too late :(
PLEASE show 24k some support with me! Check them out, you won't regret it! Also if you want more info on them you can ask me.

19 Boyfriend

I know that I'm a new BestFriend, and all I can say from all the research I have done is that: It's tremendously unfair! Starship should be giving them spotlight too! They should be fair and help Boyfriend reach their dreams. I know for the past years, Boyfriend has been doing their very best to reach their goals and dreams. I think they deserve more than what they have received. I seriously think they need more recognition since not only are they gifted with talent and looks, they have a kind heart too. I know I am in no position to say this since I clearly do not know them too well to exactly claim that they are what I am pointing out. But with how they are doing their best despite the lack of love they should have recieved... I know they deserve more

They have great songs and had been out in the industry for 3 years already

Honestly they are so talented. I don't know why they aren't more popular...

Boyfriend diserves more regonizations from people because they are very talented. They should not be underrated.

20 Cross Gene

I didn't even know the existence of Cross gene before looking for underrated Kpop groups but holy crap! Their songs are amazing!

Cross gene is so underrated, it doesn't even have high ranking in the list of underrated groups because no one voted for them

They are literally so talented I can't believe they are not super famous.

Cross Gene does not have many fans even when they got the talent

21 Tablo

Epik High as a whole is very underrated.. Yet so good, their lyrics is pure genius, and they talk about real problems like social illness and such - Mary_Dawa

TABLO IS AN ABSOLUTE GENIUS. He definitely deserves more attention and more appreciation.

He is the best rapper in K-pop. Just take a look on the lyrics he write. That man is a GENIUS!

22 Winner

Winner needs to be known. Their song is basically very enjoyable at any moments. Their songs are basically a cheer up, especially Fool. They're apart of Big three but they aren't as well known as the other idols. Even though they went on the same survival show as iKON, they weren't as well known as iKON


They need more appreciation and recognition
stan talent
bonus: they're all so tall ( the shortest member is 5"10) in addition to their awesomely good looks
sometimes I wonder if I'm stanning idols or models

23 Se7en

When I Can't Sing, Better Together, Somebody Else... These songs are truly beautiful and SE7EN as an male artist Is really, like REALLY handsome and I think that Koreans don't understand that he's maybe one of the prettiest and the most nature singer in new-age k-pop culture.

I don't know people these day, younger fans don't know him but know Rain. Please, these two guys just amazing in their time and always be.

He can do the whole thing of boygroups in a ONE-MAN-show. Singing and dancing alone without splitting parts solely alone perfectly. I mean the most boygroup members are already talented, but a person being able to pull of this alone is just super rare. He's definitely super underrated either in Korea or internationaly.

24 Hello Venus Hello Venus is a South Korean girl group formed by Tricell Media, a joint venture between Pledis Entertainment and Fantagio, in 2012. It was announced in July 2014 that the two companies had ended their partnership, with the remaining members continuing under Fantagio.

OML they are so cute! And they all have talent. Stan HelloVenus 🍒

25 ZE:A

I think people should at least consider listening to their songs. They're incredible! The members are extemely charming and very talented. I don't know why people keep saying they're fans of Park Hyungsik and I'm Siwan when they don't even know that they started off as members of ZE:A. Honestly, They deserve some love as well. The voices of these nine boys are fascinating and their smiles can take your breath away.

Please do support them. They deserve some recognition as an entire group. Some of them may have become actors, DJs, and entertainers, But they are still one inseparable family.

This is my favourite band """ children's empire💕💕""""

26 M.I.B.

Why aren't they here?
One of my favorite kpop groups ever. Have you ever heard GangNam's voice? Just listen to "Only hard for me" and you'll see.

27 B1A4

Literal angels gtgtgtgtg


They Have
One of the Best Singers_Sandeul
One of the Best Composer,Lyricist and Music Producer-Jinyoung
One of the Best Rappers but still Underrated-Baro
few of the Best looks in kpop-Jinyoung,Gongchan,Shinwoo
When you listen to their live stages,they just blow it but do enjoy it at the same time. For example-in yoo hee yeol's sketchbook,Immortal song

Oh my god my babies!
They’re so under appreciated and it just sings my heart so much...
Like I was searching up most under appreciated groups to see if they were AT LEAST mentioned there, I went past two websites and there wasn’t a mention of this talented group but instead of saying B1A4 they mentioned Monsta X or something, it was driving me wild.
B1A4 is so talented I just don’t get it 😭😭

28 Park Bom

Its sad how she's not appreciated

Honestly, I love her so much. Her vocals are underrated... start noticing her people! Start noticing all the troubles she’s going through just for her fans! She should be getting way more compliments than now.

29 Davichi

Davichi is a awesome duo

Hey... Don't you know they just amazing

8282 is one of the best songs in kpop ever. So much hope.

30 NC.A
31 High4

They seriously have so much potential! Two very strong and different vocals and two great also pretty different rappers, who all harmonize so well together. Right now they're still kinda trying out different concepts but it really is worth to check out their songs! Get them finally more attention!

Its sad that their most viewed mv was with IU..PLEASE LOVE HIGH4!

32 Secret
33 Led Apple

I wish led apple were more known
Hanbyul is such an amazing singer and honestly when I first heard him I think he's one of the best singer in kpop and he's also got a deadly cute Australian accent laugh out loud
His personality is also adorable he's so hypo and happy and he's such a cutie overall and Kyumin is so 4D laugh out loud
I wish the band overall were more known

Yes Jason's Aussie side is so cute❤️

34 SS501

I hope they come back as band. I miss their songs. Still listening to their old songs. Fan since 2008

35 Beast

Beast aren't underrated but they really are underappreciated, people know of them and all but you never really hear about them

Lol Beast are anything but underrated, they won daesung 2 times and definitely one of the most popular groups out there

They have strong vocal

They all sing greatly even the rapper

Leader Doojoon is the national boyfriend

Rapper Junhyung is a great producer songwriter and more

Trouble maker hyunseung you can not find better than him

Vocal yoseob chosen as a singer with unique voice no one have

Dancer kikwang with his abs and variety skills

And las but not least our genius underrated maknae Dongwoon with angelic voice

They should be #1 in Korea

They sure underrated

We love you our beast.. B2uties always here for you

Beast are not underrated... they were so popular in era Fiction,Beautiful Night,Good Luck,12.30 and YeY

They have a great member

Yoseob the Main Vocal that have a great and unique voice

Hyunseung that have a really rare voice

Dongwoon that have a precious face and beautiful voice

Junhyung the best rapper and the best lyrics writter

Gikwang that really tough and have a beautiful dance

And Doojoon the leader of the group and look very manly

So they shouldn't on this list because they were so popular

Beauty forever

36 Laboum

Talent-wise, these girls are the most underrated. 'Guess that's expected of being with a smaller company.


37 History

HISTORY is mY rELiGIon ;-; I still can't get over the fact that they disbanded

Many people know of 'Queen' but most don't really get into History and that's sad

History is one of my favorite kpop groups, I'm sad they disbanded and I'm sad they're so underrated :(

38 Cosmic Girls

I love the Cosmic Girls! All of the members are talented and their songs are the bomb! They're so pretty and just wonderful in general!

WJSN are so amazing. They are so underrated though it hurts ;(

39 Glam
40 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.

After School deserve more, they are unique, they are talented. They are After School.

Smh @ Pledis. Why'd you let them die?

41 Fiestar

Just all their songs are very catchy yet seem to get no attention which is sad since all are so pretty and unique in their own way and their mini album Black Label is just amazing I really recommend it. Yezi gaining popularity with her rapping and her appearance on Unpretty Rapstar and the rest making guest appearances on shows and programs. Hopefully they get the attention they deserve.

42 The Legend

They are truly underrated and deserve more attention. Their songs are really good and diverse, rapper Lito ever wrote lyrics for their debut song and "Trace" which is in my opinion one of their best songs. Their leader Listen has unique voice and his high notes are amazing,

How can someone not like them?
Their songs are always amazing, their choreo and visuals as well, you anyone would give them a chance they will shine more brightly than anyone else!

43 Halo

Halo is one of the most talented yet underrated groups I know. Each and every member is extremely talented. Their recent song "Here I Am" is super catchy and is just a wonderful song in general. They deserve way more recognition. Kinda sad that this talent is being slept on. - circusvienn

Halo is by far one of the most underrated groups I know, and I am surprised there not on this list. All of there members are very vocally talented and have great rappers, plus very catchy songs. - RockysThighs

44 G. Na
45 Bestie
46 J-Min
47 A-Prince

They're now under a new name 'MAP6' with new member, Sign.

They aren't overrated. Just very unrecognized.

48 BoA BoA Kwon is a singer born in Korea that became popular in Asia. She is known for singing in many languages, including Korean, English, and Japanese. She also is a professional dancer, as well as performer.

Cause they are a rookie group. Even the entertainment

When you search them up they don't even appear :(

50 Spica

Guuurl I was just recently introduced to this group, and although I haven't learned their names yet, I was seriously blown away by their talent. And the VOCALS man, the vocals are amazing. The songs are super catchy and well executed. I feel like there aren't enough great vocalists in kpop that are recognized. If you haven't checked these girls out yet, you are definitely missing out.


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