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The Most Popular Kpop Groups Of 2020, Ranked 

Coley Reed
Updated May 26, 2020 802.4k votes 83.6k voters 399k views 153 items

List Rules Only groups currently active in 2020.

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Who are the biggest Kpop groups right now in 2020? 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 2020. Which Korean idol groups do you think are dominating 2020?

Famous Kpop groups in 2020 include BTS, Blackpink, Seventeen, Twice, and EXO.

Vote up the top Kpop groups of 2020, 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 2020, Ranked
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Albums: 2 Cool 4 Skool, DARK&WILD, SKOOL LUV AFFAIR SPECIAL ADDITION

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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EXO is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Groups Of 2020, Ranked
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Exo is a South Korean–Chinese boy band based in Seoul, with nine members: Xiumin, Suho, Lay, Baekhyun, Chen, Chanyeol, D.O., Kai and Sehun. The band was formed by SM Entertainment in 2011 and ...more

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BLACKPINK is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Groups Of 2020, Ranked
Genre: K-pop, EDM & Hip-hop; Nationality: South Korea
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. The group debuted on ...more

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#18 of 60 The Best New Female Artists #1,561 of 2,040 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #30 of 465 The Best Current Pop Groups/Singers

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Got7 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Groups Of 2020, Ranked

Albums: Got It?, Got Love, AROUND THE WORLD

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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Twice is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Groups Of 2020, Ranked
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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Stray Kids is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Groups Of 2020, Ranked
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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Red Velvet is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Groups Of 2020, Ranked
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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TXT is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Groups Of 2020, Ranked
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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#16 of 465 The Best Current Pop Groups/Singers #7 of 40 Who Is The Most Famous Boy Band In The World Right Now?

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Mamamoo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Groups Of 2020, Ranked
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 127 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Groups Of 2020, Ranked
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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) 11 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Groups Of 2020, Ranked
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) 12 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Groups Of 2020, Ranked
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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#36 of 465 The Best Current Pop Groups/Singers #11 of 40 Who Is The Most Famous Boy Band In The World Right Now?

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ATEEZ is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Groups Of 2020, Ranked
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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ITZY is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Groups Of 2020, Ranked
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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NCT Dream is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Groups Of 2020, Ranked
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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 ...more

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#1,833 of 2,040 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #21 of 40 Who Is The Most Famous Boy Band In The World Right Now?

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MONSTA X is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Groups Of 2020, Ranked
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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iKON is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Groups Of 2020, Ranked
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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SuperM is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Groups Of 2020, Ranked
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SuperM is a K-pop supergroup formed in 2019 in partnership between SM Entertainment and Capitol Music Group (CMG). Capitol Music Group chairman Steve Barnett asked Lee Soo-man to produce the ...more
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SHINee is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Groups Of 2020, Ranked

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Shinee ( SHY-nee; Korean: 샤이니, romanized: Syaini; Japanese: シャイニー, romanized: Shainī; stylized as SHINee) is a South Korean boy band formed by SM Entertainment in 2008. The group's musical ...more

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NCT U is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Groups Of 2020, Ranked
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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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#1,824 of 2,040 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #27 of 40 Who Is The Most Famous Boy Band In The World Right Now?

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Astro is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Groups Of 2020, Ranked
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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(G)I-DLE is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Groups Of 2020, Ranked
(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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EVERGLOW is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Groups Of 2020, Ranked
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) 24 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Groups Of 2020, Ranked
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
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Day6 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Groups Of 2020, Ranked
Day6 is a South Korean band formed by JYP Entertainment. The band's current line-up consists of five members: Jae, Sungjin, Young K, Wonpil, and Dowoon. The band debuted with the release of ...more