The Most Popular K-pop Groups Of 2022

Beyond the "Big 3" groups, there are so many popular K-pop groups who deserve more recognition. Here are the best K-pop groups of 2022, ranked by fans everywhere. Featuring new and recent debuts, like IVE and Kep1er, and globally known groups, like Blackpink and BTS, the top Korean girl groups and boy bands are dominating the charts and our hearts. Who are your favorites? 

Famous idol groups include Aespa, Stray Kids, Itzy, NCT, Twice, and many more, but which artists will break the top 10? Vote up the best K-pop groups based on their 2022 releases and highlights, and check back to see who will sit at the coveted number one spot. 

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  • Stray Kids
    Photo: JYP Entertainment
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    2022 Releases:

    Oddinary (EP) w/ lead single "Maniac"

    Stray Kids is a South Korean boy band formed by JYP Entertainment through the 2017 reality show of the same name. The group is composed of eight members: Bang Chan, Lee Know, Changbin, Hyunjin, Han, Felix, Seungmin, and I.N. Originally a nine-piece group, member Woojin left due to undisclosed personal reasons in October 2019. Stray Kids released their pre-debut extended play (EP) Mixtape in January 2018 and officially debuted on March 25 with the EP I Am Not.
    • Labels: JYP Entertainment
  • BTS
    Photo: Big Hit Entertainment
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    BTS, also known as the Bangtan Boys, is a South Korean boy band formed in 2010 and debuting in 2013 under Big Hit Entertainment. The septet—consisting of members Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook—co-writes and co-produces much of their own material. Originally a hip hop group, their musical style has evolved to incorporate a wide range of genres; their lyrics have often discussed mental health, the troubles of school-age youth and coming of age, loss, the journey towards self-love, and individualism. Their work also frequently references literature, philosophy and psychological concepts, and includes an alternate universe storyline.
    • Labels: Big Hit Music (HYBE Labels)
  • BLACKPINK
    Photo: YG Entertainment
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    Blackpink (commonly stylized as BLACKPINK or BLΛƆKPIИK) is a South Korean girl group formed by YG Entertainment, consisting of members Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa. Blackpink has broken numerous online records throughout their career. Their music videos for "Kill This Love" (2019) and "How You Like That" each set records for the most-viewed music video within the first 24 hours of release, with the latter breaking three and setting two Guinness World Records. They are also the first music group and Korean act to have three music videos with at least one billion views on YouTube. Blackpink is currently the most-followed girl group on Spotify and the most-subscribed music group, female act, ...more
    • Labels: YG Entertainment
  • Twice
    Photo: JYP Entertainment
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    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, Chaeyoung, and Tzuyu. The group debuted on October 20, 2015, with the extended play (EP) The Story Begins. As of December 2020, the group has sold over 10 million albums cumulatively in South Korea and Japan, becoming the highest-selling K-Pop girl group of all time. They have been dubbed the next "Nation's Girl Group", and their point choreography—including for "Cheer Up" (2016), "TT" (2016), "Signal" (2017), and "What Is Love?" (2018)—became dance crazes and viral memes imitated by many celebrities.
    • Labels: JYP Entertainment