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.