The Most Popular Kpop Subunits Right Now

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No disbanded groups.

After ranking the best Kpop groups, it's time to rank the most popular K-pop sub-units right now. Featuring duos, groups with 3 members, and more, this list of Kpop subunits includes new subunit groups, like Girls' Generation Oh!GG and Pristin V.

Other good current Kpop subgroups include NCT Dream, Gugudan SEMINA, Loona Odd Eye Circle, and EXO-CBX.

Vote up the best sub-units in K-pop today, and add your favorites if they're missing from the list.

Most divisive: Super Junior-D&E
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  • Red Velvet - Irene & Seulgi, often stylized as Red Velvet - IRENE & SEULGI, is the first sub-unit of South Korean girl group Red Velvet, formed by SM Entertainment in 2020. It is composed of members Irene and Seulgi. The duo debuted on July 6, 2020, with the extended play Monster.
  • NCT 127
    839 votes
    NCT 127 is the second sub-unit and Seoul-based unit of the South Korean boy band NCT. The unit debuted on July 7, 2016, with their first extended play (EP) NCT #127. The group composed of nine members: Mark, Yuta, Jaehyun, Johnny, Doyoung, Taeyong, Haechan, Taeil, and Winwin. Members Doyoung and Johnny were added to the unit on December 27, 2016. Their unit name was acronym for Neo Culture Technology and 127 marks the longitude coordinate of Seoul.
  • NCT Dream
    799 votes
    NCT Dream is the third sub-unit and Seoul-based unit of the South Korean boy band NCT. The unit debuted on August 24, 2016 with their single "Chewing Gum." The unit consists of seven members: Mark, Renjun, Jeno, Haechan, Jaemin, Chenle, and Jisung.
  • NCT U
    K-pop, Hip hop, Teen pop
    754 votes
    NCT U is the first sub-unit of the South Korean boy band NCT, consisting of seven members: Taeil, Taeyong, Doyoung, Ten, Jaehyun and Mark. NCT U released double digital singles "The 7th Sense" on April 9 and "Without You" on April 10 in two versions (a Korean version sung by Taeil, Doyoung, and Jaehyun, and a Chinese version with the addition of SM Rookies' Kun).
    K-pop, Dance pop
    745 votes
    Exo-CBX is the first official sub-unit of South Korean boy group Exo. Formed by S.M. Entertainment in 2016, the group is composed of three Exo members: Chen, Baekhyun, and Xiumin. Their debut extended play Hey Mama! was released on October 31, 2016.
  • Girls' Generation-Oh!GG is the second sub-unit of South Korean girl group Girls' Generation, formed by SM Entertainment in 2018. The group is composed of five Girls' Generation members who remained with the agency: Taeyeon, Sunny, Hyoyeon, Yuri, and Yoona. Oh!GG officially debuted on September 5, 2018, with the single "Lil' Touch". On October 9, 2017, Girls' Generation members Seohyun, Tiffany and Sooyoung decided to leave SM Entertainment, effectively putting the group on hiatus. The label later announced the group was not disbanded, and future involvement with the three members and Girls' Generation would be discussed. On August 2, 2018, SM Entertainment revealed that Girls' Generation would be forming a new unit group, and that more details would be revealed soon. On August 27, SM Entertainment unveiled Girls' Generation-Oh!GG as the group's second unit, consisting of the members still signed to the label. The group made its debut on September 5, with the single Lil' Touch which was released in both digital and physical formats. The single contained the title track "Lil' Touch", and a b-side entitled "Fermata" as well their instrumentals.