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The Most Popular Kpop Groups Of 2019, Ranked  

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List Rules Only groups currently active in 2019.

Who are the biggest Kpop groups right now in 2019? Featuring new rookie groups and older groups making comebacks, this list of the best current boy bands and girl groups only includes artists releasing new music in 2019. Which Korean idol groups do you think are dominating 2019?

Coming off an explosuve year in 2018, BTS is dropping a new album in spring, which is sure to top the charts upon release. Blockberry Creative girl group Loona is expected to have a big year in 2019, as well as 2018 rookie group (G)I-DLE, who swept all the Best New Artist awards. Other popular Kpop groups in 2019 include Blackpink, Seventeen, Red Velvet, and iKON.

Vote up the top Kpop groups of 2019, and then check how many of these underrated Kpop groups you know!

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Bangtan Boys (BTS) is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Groups Of 2019, Ranked
lildaddypeep added Big Hit Entertainment
Bangtan Boys, also known as BTS, is a seven member South Korean boy group formed by Big Hit Entertainment. They debuted on June 13, 2013 with the song "No More Dream". They have won ...more
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BLACKPINK is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Groups Of 2019, Ranked
YG Entertainment
Black Pink, stylized as BLACKPINK, is a South Korean girl group formed by YG Entertainment. Consisting of members Jennie, Jisoo, Lisa, and Rosé, the group officially debuted on August 8, ...more
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Twice is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Groups Of 2019, Ranked
JYP Entertainment
Twice is a South Korean girl group formed by JYP Entertainment through the 2015 reality show Sixteen. The group is composed of nine members: Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Momo, Sana, Jihyo, Mina, Dahyun, ...more
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EXO is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Groups Of 2019, Ranked
Emily Henigin added SM Entertainment
Exo is a South Korean-Chinese boy group based in Seoul. Formed by S.M. Entertainment in 2011, the group debuted in 2012 with twelve members separated into two subgroups, Exo-K (Suho, Baekhyun, ...more
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Got7 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Groups Of 2019, Ranked
JYP Entertainment
Got7 is a groove dance K-pop boy group based in South Korea. Formed by JYP Entertainment in 16 January 2014, Got7 has seven members: leader JB, Mark, Jr., Jackson, Youngjae, Bambam and Yugyeom. ...more
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Stray Kids is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Groups Of 2019, Ranked
JYP Entertainment
Stray Kids is a South Korean boy group formed by JYP Entertainment through the 2017 reality show of the same name. It is composed of nine members: Bang Chan, Woojin, Lee Know, Changbin, Hyunjin, ...more
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TXT is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Groups Of 2019, Ranked
Big Hit Entertainment
TXT, short for Tomorrow X Together, is a five-member South Korean boy band formed by Big Hit Entertainment. The group consists of members Yeonjun, Soobin, Beomgyu, Hueningkai, and Taehyun. ...more
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Red Velvet is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Groups Of 2019, Ranked
S. M. Entertainment
Red Velvet is a South Korean girl group formed by S.M. Entertainment. The group debuted on August 1, 2014, with their digital single "Happiness" and with four members: Irene, Seulgi, ...more
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NCT 127 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Groups Of 2019, Ranked
Emily Henigin added SM Entertainment
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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NCT is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Groups Of 2019, Ranked
SM Entertainment
NCT is a South Korean boy group formed by S.M. Entertainment. Their name stands for the Hallyu localization project Neo Culture Technology, a term coined by S.M. Entertainment founder Lee ...more
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Seventeen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Groups Of 2019, Ranked
Pledis Entertainment
Seventeen, also stylized as SEVENTEEN or SVT, is a South Korean boy group formed by Pledis Entertainment in 2015. The group consists of thirteen members (Jun, Vernon, DK, Seungkwan, Hoshi, ...more
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iKON is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Groups Of 2019, Ranked
YG Entertainment, Avex
iKon, stylized as iKON, is a South Korean boy band formed in 2015 by YG Entertainment. The group was first introduced in the reality survival program WIN: Who is Next as "Team B." ...more
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ATEEZ is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Groups Of 2019, Ranked
KQ Entertainment
Ateez (stylized ATEEZ), previously known as KQ Fellaz, is a K-pop boy group under KQ Entertainment. It is composed of eight members: Hongjoong, Seonghwa, Yunho, Yeosang, San, Mingi, Wooyoung, ...more
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MONSTA X is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Groups Of 2019, Ranked
Starship Entertainment, Mercury Records
Monsta X is a South Korean boy band formed in 2015 by Mnet survival show No.Mercy. The group is employed by Starship Entertainment and is composed of seven members: Shownu, Wonho, Minhyuk, ...more
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Mamamoo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Groups Of 2019, Ranked
RBW
Mamamoo, sometimes stylized as MAMAMOO, is a South Korean girl group formed by RBW (formerly WA Entertainment) in 2014. The group officially debuted on June 19, 2014 with the single "Mr. ...more
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NCT Dream is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Groups Of 2019, Ranked
Emily Henigin added SM Entertainment
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 ...more
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NCT U is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Groups Of 2019, Ranked
Emily Henigin added SM Entertainment
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 ...more
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ITZY is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Groups Of 2019, Ranked
JYP Entertainment
Itzy (stylized as ITZY) is a South Korean girl group formed by JYP Entertainment, consisting of members Yeji, Lia, Ryujin, Chaeryeong, and Yuna. The group debuted on February 12, 2019, with the ...more
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Astro is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Groups Of 2019, Ranked
Fantagio Music
Astro is a South Korean boy group formed by Fantagio in 2016. The group is composed of six members: MJ, JinJin, Eunwoo, Moon Bin, Rocky, and Sanha. They debuted with the single "Hide & ...more
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SHINee is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Groups Of 2019, Ranked
SM Entertainment
Shinee (stylized as SHINee) is a South Korean boy group formed by SM Entertainment in 2008. The group is composed of four members: Onew, Key, Minho, and Taemin. Originally a five-piece group, ...more
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(G)I-DLE is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Groups Of 2019, Ranked
Cube Entertainment
(G)I-DLE is a South Korean girl group formed by Cube Entertainment in 2018. The group consists of six members: Miyeon, Minnie, Soyeon, Soojin, Yuqi, and Shuhua. The group debuted on May 2nd, ...more
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VAV is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Groups Of 2019, Ranked
senorita.choi.maru added
VAV (shortened from Very Awesome Voice) is a South Korean boy group formed by A Team Entertainment (formerly AQ Entertainment) in Seoul, South Korea. The group currently consists of seven ...more
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Pentagon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Groups Of 2019, Ranked
Cube Entertainment
Pentagon (stylized as PENTAGON; abbreviated as PTG) is a South Korean boy group formed by Cube Entertainment in 2016. The group consists of 10 members: Jinho, Hui, Hongseok, E'Dawn, Shinwon, Yeo ...more
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EVERGLOW is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Groups Of 2019, Ranked
Yuehua Entertainment
Everglow, stylized as EVERGLOW, is a South Korean girl group under Yuehua Entertainment. The group consists of six members: E:U, Sihyeon, Mia, Onda, Aisha, and Yiren. They made their debut on ...more
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KARD is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Groups Of 2019, Ranked
DSP Media
KARD is a South Korean co-ed group formed by DSP Media. Their lineup consists of J.seph, B.M, Somin and Jiwoo. They made their official debut on July 19, 2017 with the EP Hola Hola. Their Wild ...more