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List Rules Artists who come from Korea and perform mostly pop music

Here is the Best K-pop Groups list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. Make sure to also vote for the best K-pop songs of 2017! The genre of K-pop sometimes includes a range of musical styles - pop and rock, yes, 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 that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date and current list. K-pop groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all the bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest K-pop bands of all time, since the most famous K-pop artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by the actual fans.

You can click on the K-pop band names to see more information about that particular notable group. If they're near the top of the best list, they should have at least some information available. All the top K-pop bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the band names themselves, and some might even appear on this list of the best K-pop dancers.

Use every item on this list to make your own, from Big Bang to Girl's Generation - from your favorite all-girl Korean bands to the best Kpop boy bands. Rock the vote (not the boat) by clicking thumbs up on your favorite artists. Show your appreciation for artists like EXO or 2NE1 by voting for them.

This list answers the questions "who are the best k-pop bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest K-pop musician ever?" However, even the best artists might have ended up on this list of K-pop idols who committed a crime.

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular K-pop bands 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.

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1
28,562 16,661
EXO is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
mrkangelp added EXO K-pop, R&B, Dance-pop

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2
28,732 9,334
Bangtan Boys is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
j3nnayyy_ added Bangtan Boys (BTS)

3
23,699 11,070
Big Bang is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
BenLund added Big Bang Hip hop music, Synthpop, Rock music

4
19,536 12,673
SHINee is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
MarjonPaulInfiestoBarnezo added SHINee Synthpop, Pop music, Electronic music

5
17,229 10,573
Super Junior is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Super Junior Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Synthpop

6
15,286 8,634
2NE1 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
DianaDwason added 2NE1 Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

7
16,062 5,714
Got7 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
amnswizzle24 added Got7 Hip hop music, Dance music, Contemporary R&B

8
14,560 8,554
Infinite is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Infinite Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Dance music

9
15,537 9,072
Girls' Generation is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
JhomarAdoma added Girls' Generation Pop punk, Bubblegum pop, Ballad

10
11,602 7,734
f(x) is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
f(x) Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

11
9,740 7,307
CNBLUE is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
s.muh.02 added CNBLUE Rock music, Pop rock, Power pop

12
8,429 6,567
A Pink is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
A Pink Pop music, Dance-pop, K-pop

13
8,875 6,638
2PM is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
2PM Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance music

14
8,894 6,717
Beast is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Beast Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music

15
9,933 6,118
T.O.P is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
T.O.P Hip hop music, K-pop

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16
7,060 6,517
Miss A is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Miss A Synthpop, Pop music, Teen pop

17
7,269 4,708
VIXX is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
franziska.boehm2 added VIXX K-pop - kpop

18
7,497 6,447
TVXQ is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
TVXQ (DBSK) Hip hop music, Popular music, Pop music

19
5,905 5,477
B1A4 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
B1A4 Synthpop, Dance-pop, K-pop

20
5,613 4,336
Sistar is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Sistar Hip hop music, Pop music, Hip Hop

21
6,580 4,560
BtoB is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
suza kim added BTOB Pop and rap music, k-pop

22
4,070 1,657
Seventeen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
alessia added Seventeen Dance music, K-pop

23
2,000 369
BLACKPINK is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
lex-appeal added BLACKPINK K-Pop - BLACKPINK In Your Area - Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, Lisa - 'Whistle' - 'Boombayah'

24
8,839 5,906
MBLAQ is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
MBLAQ Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Dance music

25
3,732 2,387
Red Velvet is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
chloewai added Red Velvet K-pop

26
5,442 4,263
Block B is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Block B Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop

27
6,051 5,227
SMTOWN is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
SMTOWN Bubblegum pop, Ballad, Pop music

28
3,521 2,247
B.A.P is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
eloisaenrilecabral added B.A.P Hip hop music, Rock music, Contemporary R&B

29
5,306 4,997
Teen Top is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Teen Top Pop music, Teen pop, Dance-pop

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30
4,532 4,531
T-ara is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
T-ara Synthpop, Pop music, Teen pop

31
4,913 4,213
Kim Tae-yeon is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Tae-yeon Pop music, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B

32
4,674 4,770
U-KISS is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
U-KISS Ballad, Synthpop, Pop music

33
5,283 4,647
Im Yoona is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Yoona Pop music, Dance-pop, K-pop

34
4,311 4,021
Girl's Day is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Girl's Day Pop music, Dance music, K-pop

35
4,739 4,400
Boyfriend is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
JCTanJudilla added Boyfriend Pop music, Dance music, K-pop

36
4,417 4,193
Ft Island is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

37
4,346 4,163
Tiffany is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Tiffany Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop

38
4,068 2,966
CL is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
ImJoshuaDrio08 added CL Hip hop music, Pop music, Rhythm and blues

39
4,469 4,240
Henry is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
annieisoawesome added Henry

40
3,691 2,587
Oh Se-hoon is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
AleHun04 added Oh Se-hoon

41
2,734 2,179
Winner is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
SteffiLee added Winner Hip hop music, Rock music, Electronic music

42
3,964 3,522
Daesung is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Daesung Pop music, Rock music, Teen pop

43
2,077 1,388
Xiu Min is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

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44
1,998 814
Monsta X is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
alessia added Monsta X

45
2,446 1,185
Jin is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Jin

46
1,896 1,254
Ikon is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Erika Aina Delos Reyes added iKon K-pop, Hip-hop

47
1,865 1,647
4Minute is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
4Minute Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music

48
2,172 2,150
Kim Jonghyun is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
pandachens added Kim Jonghyun Pop music, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B

49
3,313 3,107
Jessica Jung is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
nhlaingmttwel added Jessica Pop music, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B

50
1,864 1,278
SuHo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
SuHo K-pop