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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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1
27,774 15,747
EXO is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
mrkangelp added EXO K-pop, R&B, Dance-pop

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2
27,365 8,660
Bangtan Boys is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
j3nnayyy_ added Bangtan Boys (BTS)

3
22,948 10,454
Big Bang is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
BenLund added Big Bang Hip hop music, Synthpop, Rock music

4
18,953 12,051
SHINee is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
MarjonPaulInfiestoBarnezo added SHINee Synthpop, Pop music, Electronic music

5
16,570 10,281
Super Junior is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Super Junior Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Synthpop

6
15,062 8,502
2NE1 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
DianaDwason added 2NE1 Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

7
14,395 8,419
Infinite is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Infinite Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Dance music

8
15,310 8,942
Girls' Generation is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
JhomarAdoma added Girls' Generation Pop punk, Bubblegum pop, Ballad

9
15,699 5,631
Got7 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
amnswizzle24 added Got7 Hip hop music, Dance music, Contemporary R&B

10
15,144 7,463
G-Dragon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
carlybobarly added G-Dragon Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

11
11,474 7,641
f(x) is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
f(x) Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

12
9,641 7,209
CNBLUE is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
s.muh.02 added CNBLUE Rock music, Pop rock, Power pop

13
10,387 6,071
Taeyang is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Taeyang Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

14
8,311 6,476
A Pink is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
A Pink Pop music, Dance-pop, K-pop

15
8,787 6,546
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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16
8,815 6,629
Beast is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Beast Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music

17
9,045 5,406
Byun Baek-hyun is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
JhadeEden added Baek-hyun lead vocals    

18
7,986 2,436
Jungkook is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

19
9,781 6,028
T.O.P is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
T.O.P Hip hop music, K-pop

20
7,642 2,081
Bts V/taehyung is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
izzy-zhang added Bts V/taehyung

21
6,984 6,419
Miss A is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Miss A Synthpop, Pop music, Teen pop

22
6,308 3,374
Kai is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
TimaFatima added Kai Pop music

23
7,157 4,636
VIXX is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
franziska.boehm2 added VIXX K-pop - kpop

24
7,391 5,398
IU is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
IU Ballad, K-pop

25
7,418 6,369
TVXQ is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
TVXQ (DBSK) Hip hop music, Popular music, Pop music

26
7,940 5,958
Choi Minho is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Minho Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop

27
5,834 5,401
B1A4 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
B1A4 Synthpop, Dance-pop, K-pop

28
8,259 6,402
Sandara Park is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Sandara Park Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music

29
5,517 4,258
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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30
6,481 4,490
BtoB is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
suza kim added BTOB Pop and rap music, k-pop

31
6,463 4,894
Ailee is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
ChoiWanHee added Ailee Synthpop, Rhythm and blues, K-pop

32
4,951 2,291
Chanyeol is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
CristylChanyeol added Chanyeol

33
4,955 1,635
Kim Tae-hyung is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
CristylChanyeol added V (Kim Tae-hyung)

34
8,778 5,838
MBLAQ is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
MBLAQ Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Dance music

35
4,403 2,356
Luhan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
ValentinaLonici added Luhan

36
5,282 1,570
Suga is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

37
5,078 1,682
Jin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
izzy-zhang added Jin

38
3,950 2,390
Do Kyung-soo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
CristylChanyeol added Do Kyung-soo

39
6,441 4,665
Lee Taemin is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
carlybobarly added Taemin Pop music, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B

40
3,883 1,597
Seventeen is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
alessia added Seventeen Dance music, K-pop

41
4,659 1,680
Rap Monster is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

42
4,697 1,569
J-Hope is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

43
5,359 4,202
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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44
3,901 2,098
Park Chan-yeol is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
CristylChanyeol added Park Chan-yeol

45
3,587 2,330
Red Velvet is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
chloewai added Red Velvet K-pop

46
5,969 5,165
SMTOWN is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
SMTOWN Bubblegum pop, Ballad, Pop music

47
4,849 3,456
L is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
CindyJolie added L

48
3,646 1,103
Jimin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
nica-bea-dim added Jimin

49
3,438 2,196
B.A.P is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
eloisaenrilecabral added B.A.P Hip hop music, Rock music, Contemporary R&B

50
5,257 4,937
Teen Top is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Teen Top Pop music, Teen pop, Dance-pop