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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 2018! These are only groups, so check out the best K-pop solo artists if you're looking for individuals. 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 also vote for the best Kpop boy groups and the best Kpop girl groups separately. 

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. Who are your favorite Kpop boys and male singers? 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
39,263 15,157
Bangtan Boys (BTS) is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
j3nnayyy_ added Bangtan Boys (BTS) Big Hit Entertainment

2
34,371 23,013
EXO is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
mrkangelp added EXO S.M. Entertainment

3
29,206 16,787
Big Bang is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
BenLund added Big Bang YG Entertainment

4
23,689 13,298
Super Junior is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
Super Junior S.M. Entertainment

5
23,975 17,910
SHINee is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
MarjonPaulInfiestoBarnezo added SHINee S.M. Entertainment

6
21,155 8,420
Got7 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
amnswizzle24 added Got7 JYP Entertainment

7
18,433 11,373
2NE1 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
DianaDwason added 2NE1 YG Entertainment

8
19,032 11,605
Girls' Generation is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
JhomarAdoma added Girls' Generation S.M. Entertainment

9
16,517 10,739
Infinite is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
Infinite Woollim Entertainment

10
13,523 9,982
f(x) is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
f(x) S.M. Entertainment

11
7,383 1,778
BLACKPINK is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
lex-appeal added BLACKPINK YG Entertainment

12
7,774 2,926
Seventeen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
alessia added Seventeen Pledis Entertainment

13
11,001 9,506
CNBLUE is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
s.muh.02 added CNBLUE FNC Entertainment

14
9,889 8,632
Apink is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
Apink Cube Entertainment

Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company

15
7,441 3,626
Red Velvet is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
chloewai added Red Velvet S.M. Entertainment

16
10,173 8,565
2PM is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
2PM JYP Entertainment

17
8,932 6,423
VIXX is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
franziska.boehm2 added VIXX Jellyfish Entertainment - kpop

18
9,930 8,643
Beast is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
Beast Cube Entertainment

19
8,351 5,996
BtoB is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
suza kim added BTOB Cube Entertainment

20
8,173 8,482
Miss A is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
Miss A JYP Entertainment

21
8,636 8,191
TVXQ is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
TVXQ (DBSK) S.M. Entertainment

The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists

22
4,790 1,889
Twice is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
Wiggs added Twice JYP Entertainment

23
6,942 5,977
Sistar is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
Sistar Starship Entertainment

24
4,298 1,795
Monsta X is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
alessia added Monsta X Starship Entertainment

25
6,750 7,125
B1A4 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
B1A4 WM Entertainment

26
9,531 7,570
MBLAQ is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
MBLAQ J. Tune Camp

27
6,795 5,562
Block B is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
Block B KQ Entertainment, Stardom, LOEN

28
4,550 3,122
Winner is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
SteffiLee added Winner YG Entertainment

The Most Beautiful Korean Actresses

29
3,776 2,114
iKON is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
Erika Aina Delos Reyes added iKon YG Entertainment

30
7,397 6,619
SMTOWN is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
SMTOWN S.M. Entertainment

31
4,768 3,508
B.A.P is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
eloisaenrilecabral added B.A.P TS Entertainment

32
5,373 5,909
T-ara is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
T-ara MBK Entertainment

33
3,375 2,097
EXID is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
SteffiLee added EXID Banana Culture Entertainment, Yedang Enterainment

34
6,001 6,317
Teen Top is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
Teen Top TOP Media

35
5,128 5,243
Girl's Day is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
Girl's Day Dream Tea Entertainment

The Best K-pop Dancers of All Time

36
5,301 5,651
Boyfriend is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
JCTanJudilla added Boyfriend Starship Entertainment

37
5,300 6,017
U-KISS is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
U-KISS NH Media

38
2,848 2,585
4Minute is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
4Minute Cube Entertainment

39
5,032 5,332
Ft Island is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
FT Island FNC Entertainment

40
2,237 1,350
GFriend is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
alessia added Gfriend

41
3,563 3,717
Donghae & Eunhyuk is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
GiulianaTakauti added Donghae & Eunhyuk SM Entertainment

42
4,527 4,107
Nu'est is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time

Famous Actors from South Korea

43
3,164 3,043
AOA is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
amnswizzle24 added AOA FNC Entertainment

44
2,227 907
Astro is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
AaliyahBlang added ASTRO

45
3,016 3,100
Super Junior M is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
SujuSu added Super Junior M Avex Taiwan, SM Entertainment

46
2,624 2,365
Akdong Musician is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
SteffiLee added Akdong Musician YG Entertainment

47
3,715 4,535
Super Junior-T is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
Super Junior-T Avex Trax, SM Entertainment, Rhythm Zone

48
2,550 3,001
2AM is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
NefissaBenAbdessalem added 2AM Ariola Japan, JYP Entertainment, Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. - THEY have amazing songs example : "like an idiot" for personal taste   

49
2,533 2,873
Epik High is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
Epik High YG Entertainment, Woollim Entertainment, Independent record label

50
3,204 4,718
SS501 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
SS501 Pony Canyon, DSP Media, Warner Music Group