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The Most Popular Kpop Subunits Right Now

Updated May 14, 2021 13.7k votes 1.6k voters 9.5k views35 items

List RulesNo 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.

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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...  more
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    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...  more
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    NCT 127

    K-pop
    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...  more

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    EXO-CBX

    K-pop, Dance pop
    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...  more

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    #85 of 217 The Best K-Pop Groups Of All Time#21 of 50 The Best Pop Music Trios Of All Time

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    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,...  more

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    NCT U

    K-pop, Hip hop
    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...  more
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    230
    114

    EXO-SC

    K-pop, Hip hop
    Exo-SC is the second official sub-unit of South Korean–Chinese boy band Exo. Formed by SM Entertainment in 2019, the group is composed of two Exo members Chanyeol and Sehun. Their debut extended play...  more
  • 8
    390
    249

    Girls' Generation-TTS

    K-pop, Dance pop

    AlbumsTwinkle, Holler

    Girls' Generation-TTS (also known as TTS, TaeTiSeo, or Girls' Generation-TaeTiSeo) is the first sub-unit of South Korean girl group Girls' Generation, formed by SM Entertainment in 2012. It is...  more
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    45
    10
    WJSN CHOCOME is the first sub-unit of South Korean girl group WJSN, formed by Starship Entertainment. They debuted on October 7, 2020 with the single album "Hmph!"....  more
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    WJSN THE BLACK is the second sub-unit of South Korean girl group WJSN, formed by Starship Entertainment. They debuted on May 12, 2021 with the single album "My Attitude"....  more
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    Oh My Girl Banhana is the first sub-unit of South Korean girl group Oh My Girl. The group consists of three members: Hyojung, Binnie, and Arin. They debuted on April 2, 2018 with their single "Banana...  more
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    Jus2

    K-pop
    Jus2 is a South Korean duo consisting of JB and Yugyeom. They were formed by JYP Entertainment and released their first EP, Focus, on March 5, 2019. It is the second Got7 sub unit, after JJ Project....  more
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    Loona Odd Eye Circle is the second sub-unit of the South Korean girl group Loona formed by Blockberry Creative, The group consists of three members: JinSoul, Kim Lip, and Choerry. The group released...  more
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    253

    Orange Caramel

    K-pop, Bubblegum pop

    AlbumsLipstick, Bangkok City, Lipstick (DJ Remix), The Third Single Catallena, Orange Caramel

    Orange Caramel is the first subgroup of South Korean girl group After School. The subgroup was formed in 2010 with the third generation After School members Nana, Raina, and Lizzy. Orange Caramel's...  more

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    WayV

    K-pop
    WayV is a Chinese boy band which serves as the fourth sub-unit and China-based unit of the South Korean boy band NCT managed by SM Entertainment's sub-label, Label V. Debuted on January 17, 2019,...  more
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    Loona yyxy is the third sub-unit of the South Korean girl group Loona formed by Blockberry Creative. The group consists of three members: Chuu, Go Won, and Olivia Hye. They made their debut with the...  more
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    PRISTIN V

    K-pop, R&B
    Pristin V is a subgroup of the South Korean girl group Pristin, formed by Pledis Entertainment in 2018. It is composed of five Pristin members: Nayoung, Roa, Eunwoo, Rena, and Kyulkyung. On May 28,...  more

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    Gugudan SEMINA is the second sub-unit of Gugudan composed of three members: Sejeong, Mina and Nayoung. The "SEMINA" name, is made up of the first syllables of Sejeong, Mina and Nayoung. SEMINA...  more
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    Loona 1/3 is the first sub-unit of the South Korean girl group Loona formed by Blockberry Creative. The group consists of four members: HeeJin, HyunJin, HaSeul, and YeoJin. The four members released...  more
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    205
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    AOA Cream

    K-pop, Dancepop
    AOA Cream is a subgroup of the South Korean girl group AOA, formed by FNC Entertainment in 2016. It is composed of three AOA members: Yuna, Hyejeong and Chanmi. The group is notable for their debut...  more
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    46
    61

    AOA Black

    K-pop, Dance pop
    AOA Black is a subgroup of the South Korean girl group AOA, formed by FNC Entertainment in 2013. It is currently composed of three AOA members: Jimin, Yuna, Mina and former member Youkyung, as the...  more
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    74
    104

    AlbumsRide Me, Oppa, Oppa, I Wanna Dance

    Super Junior-D&E (also known as Donghae&Eunhyuk, D&E or SJ-D&E) is the fifth official sub-unit of the South Korean boy band Super Junior. Formed by SM Entertainment in 2011, the group is composed of...  more
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    Gugudan OGUOGU, also known as Gugudan 5959, is the first subunit of Gugudan composed of two youngest members: Mina and Hyeyeon. They released their debut single "Ice Chu" on August 10, 2017....  more
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    Rainbow Blaxx

    Rainbow Blaxx (레인보우 블랙) was a subunit of girl group Rainbow. They debuted on January 20, 2014 with the special album RB Blaxx,  their only release.

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    Super Junior-K.R.Y.

    J-pop

    AlbumsPromise You

    Super Junior-K.R.Y. is the first official sub-group of South Korean boy band Super Junior. Super Junior-K.R.Y. formed in 2006 and contains three Super Junior members, Yesung, Ryeowook and...  more