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The Best SM Entertainment Groups Of All-Time  

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Here are all the K-pop groups under SM Entertainment, ranked by fans everywhere. Founded in 1995 by record producer Lee Soo-man, SM Entertainment is considered one of the "Big 3" agencies in the Korean music industry, largely due to the success of boy group H.O.T. and girl group S.E.S. Since then, SM formed several other popular Kpop groups, including Girls' Generation, Red Velvet, EXO, Super Junior, SHINee, and their new boy group NCT.

Vote up your favorite current and former SM groups, and check out their entire roster, which includes solo artists.

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EXO is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best SM Entertainment Groups Of All-Time
Photo: SM Entertainment
1 53 VOTES

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2012-present

Best Songs:

"Wolf" (debut song)

"Call Me Baby"

"Love Shot"

"Growl"

"Monster"

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SHINee is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best SM Entertainment Groups Of All-Time
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2 47 VOTES

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2008-present

Best Songs:

"Replay" (debut song)

"View"

"Dream Girl"

"Lucifer"

"Hello"

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NCT is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best SM Entertainment Groups Of All-Time
Photo: SM Entertainment
3 49 VOTES

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2016-present

Best Songs:

"The 7th Sense" (NCT U)

"Cherry Bomb" (NCT 127)

"Superhuman" (NCT 127)

"We Young" (NCT Dream)

"Regular" (WayV)

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Red Velvet is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best SM Entertainment Groups Of All-Time
Photo: SM Entertainment
4 39 VOTES

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2014-present

"Happiness" (debut song)

"Bad Boy"

"Ice Cream Cake"

"Dumb Dumb"

"Red Flavor"

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