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The Most Popular Kpop Groups Of 2021

Updated February 20, 2021 1.7m votes 145.8k voters 697.9k views183 items

List RulesOnly featuring groups who are currently active.

Who are the biggest K-pop groups right now in 2021? 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. Which Korean idol groups do you think are dominating the year?

While famous groups like BTS and Blackpink have achieved global success, there are always rising stars set on becoming the most popular K-pop group ever.

Vote up the top Kpop groups of 2021, and then check how many of these underrated Kpop groups you know!

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