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List Rules Artists who come from Korea and perform mostly pop music

Here is the Best K-pop Groups list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. Make sure to also vote for the best K-pop songs of 2017! The genre of K-pop sometimes includes a range of musical styles - pop and rock, yes, but even metal and R&B. The main defining characteristics of K-Pop are the music's origins - South Korea - and the audiovisual elements that usually go with the songs. This list of the top K-pop groups in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date and current list. K-pop groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all the bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest K-pop bands of all time, since the most famous K-pop artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by the actual fans.

You can click on the K-pop band names to see more information about that particular notable group. If they're near the top of the best list, they should have at least some information available. All the top K-pop bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the band names themselves, and some might even appear on this list of the best K-pop dancers.

Use every item on this list to make your own, from Big Bang to Girl's Generation - from your favorite all-girl Korean bands to the best Kpop boy bands. Rock the vote (not the boat) by clicking thumbs up on your favorite artists. Show your appreciation for artists like EXO or 2NE1 by voting for them.

This list answers the questions "who are the best k-pop bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest K-pop musician ever?" However, even the best artists might have ended up on this list of K-pop idols who committed a crime.

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular K-pop bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote. If Korean rock music is what you like, check out this list of the best Korean rock bands and musicians.

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+ - 25,216 13,068
EXO is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
EXO K-pop, R&B, Dance-pop

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+ - 22,990 6,847
Bangtan Boys is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

3
+ - 20,633 8,801
Big Bang is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Big Bang Hip hop music, Synthpop, Rock music

4
+ - 17,289 10,354
SHINee is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
SHINee Synthpop, Pop music, Electronic music

5
+ - 14,729 9,253
Super Junior is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Super Junior Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Synthpop

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+ - 13,584 7,642
Infinite is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Infinite Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Dance music

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+ - 14,153 7,741
2NE1 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
2NE1 Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

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+ - 14,270 8,192
Girls' Generation is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Girls' Generation Pop punk, Bubblegum pop, Ballad

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+ - 13,976 5,174
Got7 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Got7 Hip hop music, Dance music, Contemporary R&B

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+ - 14,021 6,859
G-Dragon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
G-Dragon Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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+ - 10,906 7,118
f(x) is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
f(x) Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

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+ - 9,246 6,688
CNBLUE is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
CNBLUE Rock music, Pop rock, Power pop

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+ - 9,698 5,576
Taeyang is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Taeyang Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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+ - 7,871 5,986
A Pink is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
A Pink Pop music, Dance-pop, K-pop

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+ - 8,401 6,081
2PM is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
2PM Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance music

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+ - 8,450 6,177
Beast is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Beast Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music

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+ - 8,262 4,923
Byun Baek-hyun is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Baek-hyun lead vocals  

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+ - 9,120 5,552
T.O.P is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
T.O.P Hip hop music, K-pop

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+ - 6,465 1,971
Jungkook is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

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+ - 6,668 5,928
Miss A is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Miss A Synthpop, Pop music, Teen pop

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+ - 6,098 1,702
Bts V/taehyung is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

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+ - 5,536 2,944
Kai is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Kai Pop music

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+ - 6,537 4,281
VIXX is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
VIXX K-pop - kpop

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+ - 7,472 5,520
Choi Minho is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Minho Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop

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+ - 7,904 5,962
Sandara Park is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Sandara Park Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music

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+ - 7,085 5,989
TVXQ is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
TVXQ (DBSK) Hip hop music, Popular music, Pop music

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+ - 6,772 4,968
IU is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
IU Ballad, K-pop

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+ - 5,491 5,037
B1A4 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
B1A4 Synthpop, Dance-pop, K-pop

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+ - 5,092 3,903
Sistar is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Sistar Hip hop music, Pop music, Hip Hop

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+ - 6,143 4,523
Ailee is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Ailee Synthpop, Rhythm and blues, K-pop

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+ - 5,940 4,209
BtoB is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
BTOB Pop and rap music, k-pop

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+ - 4,226 1,961
Chanyeol is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

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+ - 8,490 5,486
MBLAQ is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
MBLAQ Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Dance music

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+ - 3,793 1,996
Luhan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

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+ - 3,884 1,322
Kim Tae-hyung is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

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+ - 3,429 2,033
Do Kyung-soo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

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+ - 6,012 4,310
Lee Taemin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Taemin Pop music, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B

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+ - 3,980 1,374
Jin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Jin

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+ - 4,096 1,282
Suga is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

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+ - 3,036 1,370
Seventeen is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Seventeen Dance music, K-pop

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+ - 3,653 1,373
Rap Monster is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

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+ - 3,678 1,282
J-Hope is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

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+ - 4,976 3,934
Block B is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Block B Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop

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+ - 3,370 1,788
Park Chan-yeol is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

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+ - 4,577 3,093
L is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
L

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+ - 5,615 4,800
SMTOWN is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
SMTOWN Bubblegum pop, Ballad, Pop music

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+ - 5,004 4,651
Teen Top is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Teen Top Pop music, Teen pop, Dance-pop

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+ - 3,051 1,949
B.A.P is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
B.A.P Hip hop music, Rock music, Contemporary R&B

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+ - 2,632 844
Jimin is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

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+ - 4,352 4,461
U-KISS is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
U-KISS Ballad, Synthpop, Pop music