Top 10 Most Popular K-Pop Groups: Best K-Pop Bands Ranked

K-Pop idols have been in the entertainment industry for a while now but their popularity has surged prominently over the last few years. Their music, impressive moves, distinct style, everything related to them is simply mind-boggling.

The work they practice has now been appreciated by people all around the world. Most of them have even made it to the top of the Spotify playlists.

Top 10 Most Popular K-Pop Groups

Are you curious to find out what K-Pop bands are the most popular? Here, in this article, we’ve mentioned the top 10 Most Popular K-Pop groups whose performance has reached space high. 

Let’s check them out!

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10. Super Junior

Super Junior, debuted in 2005, has been the idol of K-pop, for their exceptional contribution to Korean music. The band has experimented with almost all the genres including bubblegum pop, alternative rock, contemporary R&B, and EDM. They’re very generous with their fans and this is one of the reasons they still have such a huge fan base all over the world.

Instagram: superjunior

9. Girls’ Generation

Top 10 Most Popular K-Pop Groups

Backed by S.M. Entertainment, Girls’ Generation debuted in 2007, probably in an era where K-pop was internationally unheard of. This nine-member girls group had produced a countless number of songs since then with major hits.  They’re also among the first Asian girl groups to have 100 million views on YouTube with ‘Gee’, ‘I Got a Boy’, ‘The Boys’, ‘Mr. Taxi’, and ‘Oh!’.

Instagram: girlsgeneration

8. SHINee

Top 10 Most Popular K-Pop Groups

Shinee is a five-member boys group that has been releasing catchy music and videos since 2008. They are considered to be the ones who changed the fashion trends in Korea with their thrilling outfits. All of them have synchronized dancing and their complex choreography is something they are often praised for.

Instagram: shinee_jp_official

7. Twice

Top 10 Most Popular K-Pop Groups

The popular girl group debuted in 2015 with their first single ‘Like Ooh-Ahh’ which turned to be the first K-Pop single to reach 50 million views. The group is formed by a total of nine members belonging to different nationalities. Their excellent teamwork makes them overshadow other bands and come up with engaging music albums. 

Instagram: twicetagram

6. Got7

Top 10 Most Popular K-Pop Groups

Got7, a group by JYP Entertainment is popularly known for the inclusion of martial arts and street dancing elements in their albums. Debuted in January 2014, this group is made up of 7 members and has topped several dominant music charts. They first gained momentum in their popularity with their full-length album, “Identity,” which broke outstanding records.

Instagram: got7.with.igot7

5. Seventeen

Top 10 Most Popular K-Pop Groups

Seventeen, as the name says, was supposed to be a boy band with 17 members, unfortunately, four of them left even before their debut in the music industry. The best part is, they’ve still lived up to their bands’ name. The members perform according to their specialization and are subdivided into three groups. They are often considered to be the idol group of the Korean music industry.

Instagram: saythename_17

4. Red Velvet

Top 10 Most Popular K-Pop Groups

Red Velvet, not the popular cake flavor but one of the biggest girl groups backed by SM Entertainment has been ruling the Korean music industry since their debut. They were originally four members in the group but a year later, a new addition was made to make it a whole. They produce vibrant pop songs much to reveal their red side and release a bit of more mature songs to fit the velvet part.

Instagram: redvelvet.smtown

3. EXO

Top 10 Most Popular K-Pop Groups

K-Pop EXO Band is a popular boy band with members- Xiumin, Suho, Lay, Baekhyun, Chen, Chanyeol, D.O., Kai, and Sehun. They’re popularly known for their electronic dance music forms and their sole mission is to reach as many people as they can through their music. They have split their group into two subgroups, EXO-M and EXO-K where M stands for  Mandarin and K stands for Korean.

Instagram: weareone.exo

2. Blackpink

Top 10 Most Popular K-Pop Groups

Formed by YG Entertainment, Blackpink is a group of four legendary girls Jennie, Rosé, Jisoo, and Lisa. They’re also among the highest-charting K-Pop girl groups on Billboard Hot 100. It’s been four years since the group was launched and they have released EPs and singles that have broken several cementing records.

Instagram: blackpinkofficial

1. BTS

Top 10 Most Popular K-Pop Groups

BTS is undoubtedly the most popular K-pop group in the world, it was the first Korean group ever to top the Billboard 200 in the U.S. album chart. The band comprises seven members- Suga, Jin, RM, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook. They’re also known for composing their own music, unlike other popular groups.

They have even made it to the Guinness World records twice. All in all, everything including their videos are astounding.

Instagram: bts.bighitofficial


Who is the most popular K-Pop band in the world?

BTS is probably the most popular K-pop group around the globe, and with good reason. 

Who is the best Korean band?

BTS is considered to be the best Korean band. All the credit goes to their global fans. 

Who is rich in BTS?

J-Hope is the richest member of the BTS group with a net earning of  $12 million.


So this was our list of Top 10 Most Popular K-Pop Groups. Their attractive looks and their dance styles are also a prominent part of their popularity. Synchronization of dance moves is another thing that drives their fans crazy.


Which K-Pop band do you follow? What are those songs that you listen to over and over? Tell us in the comment section below.