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The Most Popular Kpop Groups Of 2020, Ranked 

Coley Reed
Updated August 10, 2020 971.4k votes 107.2k voters 502.8k views 154 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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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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The Best BTS Songs Ever, Ranked #1,475 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #1 of 461 The Best Current Pop Groups/Singers

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BLACKPINK is listed (or ranked) 2 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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The Best Outfits Worn By Blackpink's Lisa #17 of 61 The Best New Female Artistslisted on The Best YG Entertainment Artists Ever, Ranked

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TXT is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Who Is The Most Popular TXT Member? #13 of 461 The Best Current Pop Groups/Singers #39 of 49 The Best Kpop Idol Logos

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Stray Kids is listed (or ranked) 4 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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The Best Stray Kids Songs, Ranked #40 of 461 The Best Current Pop Groups/Singerslisted on The Best JYP Entertainment Artists Ever, Ranked

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EXO is listed (or ranked) 5 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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The Best EXO Songs #1,492 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Timelisted on The Best SM Entertainment Artists Ever, Ranked

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Got7 is listed (or ranked) 6 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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The Best Got7 Songs #37 of 461 The Best Current Pop Groups/Singerslisted on The Best JYP Entertainment Artists Ever, Ranked

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Twice is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Who Is Your Favorite TWICE Member? #1,636 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Timelisted on The Best JYP Entertainment Artists Ever, Ranked

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Red Velvet is listed (or ranked) 8 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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#1 of 125 The Best K-pop Girl Groups Of All-Time #48 of 461 The Best Current Pop Groups/Singerslisted on The Best SM Entertainment Artists Ever, Ranked

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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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#4 of 125 The Best K-pop Girl Groups Of All-Time #41 of 461 The Best Current Pop Groups/Singers #24 of 49 The Best Kpop Idol Logos

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Seventeen is listed (or ranked) 10 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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The Best SEVENTEEN Songs Ever, Ranked #38 of 461 The Best Current Pop Groups/Singers #9 of 194 The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time

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NCT 127 is listed (or ranked) 11 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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The Best NCT Songs Of All-Time, Ranked #1 of 31 The Most Popular Kpop Subunits Right Nowlisted on The Best SM Entertainment Artists Ever, Ranked

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ITZY is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Who Is Your Favorite ITZY Member? #13 of 125 The Best K-pop Girl Groups Of All-Timelisted on The Best JYP Entertainment Artists Ever, Ranked

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NCT is listed (or ranked) 13 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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ATEEZ is listed (or ranked) 14 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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The Best ATEEZ Songs, Ranked #1,831 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #16 of 461 The Best Current Pop Groups/Singers

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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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#3 of 31 The Most Popular Kpop Subunits Right Now #28 of 128 The Most Underrated K-pop Groups Of 2020listed on The Best SM Entertainment Artists Ever, Ranked

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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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#20 of 49 The Best Kpop Idol Logos #2 of 30 The Best K-pop Lightsticks Every Fan Should Own #20 of 194 The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time

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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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#17 of 30 The Best K-pop Lightsticks Every Fan Should Own #18 of 194 The Best K-Pop Groups of All Timelisted on The Best YG Entertainment Artists Ever, Ranked

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SECRET NUMBER is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Groups Of 2020, Ranked
Secret Number is a South Korean girl group formed by Vine Entertainment. The group consists of five members: Léa, Dita, Jinny, Soodam, and Denise. They made their debut on May 19, 2020 ...more
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Astro is listed (or ranked) 19 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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#3 of 128 The Most Underrated K-pop Groups Of 2020 #21 of 30 The Best K-pop Lightsticks Every Fan Should Own #21 of 194 The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time

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SHINee is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Groups Of 2020, Ranked

Albums: The Misconceptions of Us, Why So Serious? – The Misconceptions of Me, Dream Girl – The Misconceptions of You, Boys Meet U, Lucifer, + more

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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Vote: Who Is The Best SHINee Member? #45 of 461 The Best Current Pop Groups/Singerslisted on The Best SM Entertainment Artists Ever, Ranked

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SuperM is listed (or ranked) 21 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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#51 of 194 The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time #10 of 19 The Best K-pop Boy Groups With 7 Members #3 of 16 The Best K-pop Supergroups Of All-Time

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NCT U is listed (or ranked) 22 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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#2 of 31 The Most Popular Kpop Subunits Right Now #50 of 128 The Most Underrated K-pop Groups Of 2020listed on The Best SM Entertainment Artists Ever, Ranked

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(G)I-DLE is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Who Is The Most Popular (G)I-DLE Member? #7 of 125 The Best K-pop Girl Groups Of All-Time #49 of 461 The Best Current Pop Groups/Singers

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EVERGLOW is listed (or ranked) 24 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) 25 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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