The Best K-Pop Groups Bands/Musicians

The Best K-Pop Groups

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List Criteria: Artists who come from Korea and perform mostly pop music

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

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    added by BenLund
    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Rock music

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  3. 3
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    - 7,658

    added by MarjonPaulInfiestoBarnezo
    Synthpop, Pop music, Electronic music

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  4. 4
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    Bangtan Boys (BTS) is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

    ranked low on reranks & added by j3nnayyy_

  5. 5
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    Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Synthpop

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    added by DianaDwason
    Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

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  7. 7
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    Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Dance music

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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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    added by amnswizzle24
    Hip hop music, Dance music, Contemporary R&B Boy,Kpop,Hip Hop,New Boyband

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  10. 10
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    added by carlybobarly
    Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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  11. 11
    + 9,415
    - 5,662


    Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

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  12. 12
    + 8,091
    - 5,215

    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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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance music

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    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music

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  16. 16
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    Pop music, Dance-pop, K-pop

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

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  18. 18
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    Hip hop music, K-pop

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    added by SONE
    K-pop kpop

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    lead vocals  

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    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music

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    Bts V/taehyung is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

    ranked low on reranks & added by izzy-zhang

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Synthpop, Dance-pop, K-pop

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    ranked low on reranks & added by TimaFatima
    Pop music

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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop

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    Hip hop music, Popular music, Pop music

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

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    + 5,352
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    Ballad, K-pop

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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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  34. 34
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    Luhan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

    ranked low on reranks & added by ValentinaLonici

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

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    added by CristylChanyeol

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  37. 37
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    Chanyeol is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

    added by CristylChanyeol

  38. 38
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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop

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    + 2,150
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    added by eloisaenrilecabral
    Hip hop music, Rock music, Contemporary R&B

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    + 4,396
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Pop music, Teen pop, Dance-pop

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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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    - 402

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    + 1,588
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    Bts Jin is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

    ranked low on reranks & added by izzy-zhang

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    + 4,761
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    Bubblegum pop, Ballad, Pop music

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    + 1,405
    - 603

    added by alessia
    Dance music, K-pop

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    + 3,766
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Ballad, Synthpop, Pop music

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    + 2,113
    - 914

    added by CristylChanyeol

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    - 418

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    + 1,420
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    added by CristylChanyeol

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