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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
+ - 26,347 14,249
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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2
+ - 25,320 7,536
Bangtan Boys is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

3
+ - 21,694 9,374
Big Bang is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Big Bang Hip hop music, Synthpop, Rock music

4
+ - 17,969 10,968
SHINee is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
SHINee Synthpop, Pop music, Electronic music

5
+ - 15,417 9,695
Super Junior is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Super Junior Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Synthpop

6
+ - 14,051 8,081
Infinite is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Infinite Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Dance music

7
+ - 14,672 8,172
2NE1 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
2NE1 Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

8
+ - 14,856 8,620
Girls' Generation is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Girls' Generation Pop punk, Bubblegum pop, Ballad

9
+ - 15,027 5,426
Got7 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Got7 Hip hop music, Dance music, Contemporary R&B

10
+ - 14,667 7,233
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

11
+ - 11,236 7,419
f(x) is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
f(x) Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

12
+ - 9,457 6,986
CNBLUE is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
CNBLUE Rock music, Pop rock, Power pop

13
+ - 10,069 5,892
Taeyang is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Taeyang Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

14
+ - 8,134 6,266
A Pink is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
A Pink Pop music, Dance-pop, K-pop

15
+ - 8,616 6,351
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
+ - 8,651 6,434
Beast is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Beast Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music

17
+ - 8,690 5,226
Byun Baek-hyun is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Baek-hyun lead vocals    

18
+ - 7,365 2,234
Jungkook is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

19
+ - 9,482 5,851
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
+ - 7,008 1,937
Bts V/taehyung is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

21
+ - 6,842 6,181
Miss A is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Miss A Synthpop, Pop music, Teen pop

22
+ - 6,907 4,486
VIXX is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
VIXX K-pop - kpop

23
+ - 5,980 3,210
Kai is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Kai Pop music

24
+ - 7,754 5,791
Choi Minho is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Minho Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop

25
+ - 7,118 5,232
IU is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
IU Ballad, K-pop

26
+ - 8,123 6,225
Sandara Park is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Sandara Park Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music

27
+ - 7,283 6,206
TVXQ is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
TVXQ (DBSK) Hip hop music, Popular music, Pop music

28
+ - 5,698 5,237
B1A4 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
B1A4 Synthpop, Dance-pop, K-pop

29
+ - 5,349 4,116
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
+ - 6,268 4,366
BtoB is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
BTOB Pop and rap music, k-pop

31
+ - 6,330 4,755
Ailee is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Ailee Synthpop, Rhythm and blues, K-pop

32
+ - 4,639 2,180
Chanyeol is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

33
+ - 8,656 5,697
MBLAQ is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
MBLAQ Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Dance music

34
+ - 4,533 1,526
Kim Tae-hyung is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

35
+ - 4,146 2,225
Luhan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

36
+ - 4,627 1,572
Jin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Jin

37
+ - 4,789 1,473
Suga is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

38
+ - 3,722 2,267
Do Kyung-soo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

39
+ - 6,252 4,543
Lee Taemin is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Taemin Pop music, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B

40
+ - 3,538 1,514
Seventeen is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Seventeen Dance music, K-pop

41
+ - 4,258 1,562
Rap Monster is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

42
+ - 4,285 1,457
J-Hope is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

43
+ - 5,204 4,094
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
+ - 3,672 1,984
Park Chan-yeol is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

45
+ - 5,825 5,013
SMTOWN is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
SMTOWN Bubblegum pop, Ballad, Pop music

46
+ - 4,739 3,320
L is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
L

47
+ - 3,246 1,000
Jimin is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

48
+ - 3,346 2,225
Red Velvet is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Red Velvet K-pop

49
+ - 5,153 4,818
Teen Top is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Teen Top Pop music, Teen pop, Dance-pop

50
+ - 3,281 2,099
B.A.P is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
B.A.P Hip hop music, Rock music, Contemporary R&B