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The Best K-pop Boy Groups With 4 Members

March 18, 2020 3.1k votes 811 voters 34.3k views19 items

Here are the best Kpop boy groups with four members, ranked by fans everywhere. While some groups, like 2AM and The Rose, have always featured a four-member lineup, others went through several lineup changes, but have released music as a quartet, like WINNER and SHINee. From first generation boy groups to new and recent artists, this list of 4-member boy groups features some of the greatest Kpop boy groups of all time. 

Vote up the top 4-member boy groups who have made the biggest impact in the South Korean music world. 

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  • Photo: SM Entertainment

    Members: Onew, Key, Minho, Taemin (Former members: Jonghyun)

    Debut Year: 2008

    One of the most popular 5-member groups, SHINee became a quartet after the tragic passing of Jonghyun in December 2017. Since their debut, the SM group has consistently produced chart-topping hits, while experimenting with all sorts of musical styles. In 2018, SHINee released their first album without Jonghyun, titled The Story of Light. Later that yeaar, the group went on a temporary hiatus after members Onew, Key, and Minho enlisted for their mandatory military service. 

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    • Photo: YG Entertainment

      Members: Jinu (Jinwoo), Hoony (Seunghoon), Mino, Yoon (Seungyoon) (Former member: Taehyun)

      Debut Year: 2014

      Formed by YG Entertainment along with group ICON, this group made its debut in 2014 with high expectations from fans.  They originally go their start on the reality show “WIN: Who is Next” where the members were selected through competitive auditions.  Due to YG’s already established line up, there was no doubt that this group would debut at number 1.  They continued in their senior groups’ footsteps and quickly became one of the biggest groups in K-Pop. Member Taehyun eventually parted ways with the group leaving the other 4 members to continue with promotions. Their songs receive tons of love upon each release and are still going strong to this day. 

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      • Photo: J&Star Company

        Members: Woosung, Dojoon, Hajoon, Jaehyeong

        Debut Year: 2017

        This rock band got its start in the underground indie scene by busking in Hongdae. In 2017, they made their mainstream debut with the single "Sorry." The song was well received by fans and was even considered one of the bets Korean Pop Songs of 2017 by Billboard. In 2018, The Rose played their first European tour, which sold out. In 2020, the band was selected as the opening act for Halsey's Manic World Tour for her Seoul show. 

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        • Photo: JYP Entertainment

          Members: Jo Kwon, Changmin, Seulong, Jinwoon

          Debut Year: 2008 ("Disbanded" 2015)

          Originally set to be paired with 2PM to form the mega-group One Day (which never happened), 2AM is one of the first boy groups formed by JYP Entertainment. While 2PM was known for their hip hop and dance hits, 2AM offered ballads and R&B. This group was known especially for their vocal performances, which can be heard in popular songs, like "Can’t Let You Go Even If I Die," "One Spring Day," and "I Wonder If You Hurt Like Me." Despite their major success in South Korea and Japan, the group went on hiatus in 2015, but have not officially disbanded. 

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