The Best K-Pop Groups Of All Time

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Only K-pop groups. No solo artists.

Here is the best K-pop groups list, with the order of artists ranked best to worst by fans worldwide. The genre of K-pop sometimes includes a range of musical styles - pop and rock of course, but even metal and R&B. The main defining characteristics of K-Pop are the music's origins (South Korea) and the audiovisual elements that usually go with the songs. This list of the top K-pop groups in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings with distribution, and is an up-to-date / current list.

This list answers the questions "who are the best k-pop bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest K-pop musician ever?" If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the bands' music (i.e. good/bad albums and singles) instead of just voting for the most popular or famous K-pop names that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote. If Korean rock music is what you like, check out this list of the best Korean rock bands and musicians. And once you've voted for the musicians below, head on over to the best Kpop boy groups and the best Kpop girl groups lists.

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    Source Music (HYBE Labels)
    2,677 votes

    Innovative and captivating, Le Sserafim redefined K-pop with their confidently stylistic melodies and intricate choreography. Under HYBE's Source Music label, the group rose to prominence with chart-topping hits like "Fearless" and "Antifragile," earning numerous accolades such as Rookie of the Year at the 2023 Golden Disc Awards.

  • Bangtan Boys (BTS)
    Big Hit Entertainment
    103,760 votes

    Global sensations BTS revolutionized K-pop with their impactful messages, tight harmonies, and flawless dance routines. Debuting under Big Hit Entertainment with smash hits like "Blood Sweat & Tears" and "Dope," they've broken countless records worldwide while amassing a fiercely loyal fanbase called ARMY. They're also recipients of numerous awards such as Billboard Music Awards for Top Social Artist, as well as Grammy nominations.

  • Stray Kids
    23,186 votes

    Delivering powerful performances with raw emotion, Stray Kids has become an unstoppable force within K-pop since debuting under JYP Entertainment. Their emotionally charged songs like "Hellevator" and "My Pace" have resonated deeply with fans across the globe. With impressive sales figures and various rookie awards under their belt, Stray Kids continue to soar in popularity.

  • Twice
    JYP Entertainment
    41,998 votes

    The queens of catchy hooks and vibrant concepts, Twice have established themselves as one of K-pop's most iconic girl groups. Hailing from JYP Entertainment, they've topped charts with mega-hits like "Cheer Up" and "TT," earning them multiple Song of the Year awards at major ceremonies. Their undeniable charm has endeared them to millions of fans, known as ONCE.

    YG Entertainment
    55,718 votes

    BLACKPINK's fierce charisma and stylish visuals have reigned supreme in the K-pop scene, earning them a massive global following. With YG Entertainment's backing, their chart-busting tracks like "BOOMBAYAH" and "DDU-DU DDU-DU" have taken the world by storm. The group has achieved numerous milestones, including being the first female K-pop act to perform at Coachella.

  • Super Junior
    SM Entertainment
    93,929 votes

    Legendary and versatile, Super Junior are hailed as the "Kings of Hallyu" for their contributions to spreading Korean culture worldwide. SM Entertainment's powerhouse act boasts an extensive discography filled with hits such as "Sorry, Sorry" and "Mr. Simple." Their impressive achievements include multiple Daesangs (grand prizes) at prestigious award ceremonies such as the Golden Disc Awards.