The Best K-Pop Groups

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List Criteria: 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. 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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    the people's #1 & added by mrkangelp
    K-pop, R&B, Dance-pop

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  2. 2
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    ranked low on reranks & added by j3nnayyy_

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  3. 3
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    added by BenLund
    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Rock music

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    added by MarjonPaulInfiestoBarnezo
    Synthpop, Pop music, Electronic music

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    Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Synthpop

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  6. 6
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    Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Dance music

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    added by DianaDwason
    Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

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  8. 8
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    added by JhomarAdoma
    Pop punk, Bubblegum pop, Ballad

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  9. 9
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    ranked low on reranks & added by amnswizzle24
    Hip hop music, Dance music, Contemporary R&B

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    added by carlybobarly
    Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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  11. 11
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    - 6,549


    Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

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    added by s.muh.02
    Rock music, Pop rock, Power pop

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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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    Pop music, Dance-pop, K-pop

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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance music

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    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music

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    Hip hop music, K-pop

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Synthpop, Pop music, Teen pop

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    Bts V/taehyung is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

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    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music

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    added by SONE
    K-pop kpop

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    ranked low on reranks & added by TimaFatima
    Pop music

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    - 4,975


    Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop

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    Ballad, K-pop

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    Synthpop, Dance-pop, K-pop

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    added by ChoiWanHee
    Synthpop, Rhythm and blues, K-pop

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    Hip hop music, Popular music, Pop music

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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Hip Hop

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    Pop and rap music, k-pop

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    Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Dance music

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    Luhan is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

    ranked low on reranks & added by ValentinaLonici

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    often listed & added by carlybobarly
    Pop music, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B

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    Chanyeol is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

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    often listed & added by CristylChanyeol

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    Jin is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

    added by izzy-zhang

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    L is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

    added by CindyJolie

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    added by alessia
    Dance music, K-pop

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    + 4,480
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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop

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    + 2,795
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    added by CristylChanyeol

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    + 5,266
    - 4,336


    Bubblegum pop, Ballad, Pop music

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  47. 47
    + 4,685
    - 4,310


    Pop music, Teen pop, Dance-pop

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    + 2,558
    - 1,673

    added by eloisaenrilecabral
    Hip hop music, Rock music, Contemporary R&B

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    - 4,143


    Ballad, Synthpop, Pop music

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    - 3,499

    added by annieisoawesome

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