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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 2018! 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. 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
31,022 20,370
EXO is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
mrkangelp added EXO S.M. Entertainment

2
34,098 11,587
Bangtan Boys (BTS) is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
j3nnayyy_ added Bangtan Boys (BTS) Big Hit Entertainment

3
26,032 13,439
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
21,516 14,835
SHINee is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
MarjonPaulInfiestoBarnezo added SHINee S.M. Entertainment

5
19,877 11,588
Super Junior is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
Super Junior S.M. Entertainment

6
16,515 9,741
2NE1 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
DianaDwason added 2NE1 YG Entertainment

7
18,246 6,657
Got7 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
amnswizzle24 added Got7 JYP Entertainment

8
16,940 9,987
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
15,444 9,338
Infinite is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
Infinite Woollim Entertainment

10
12,390 8,526
f(x) is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
f(x) S.M. Entertainment

11
10,302 8,109
CNBLUE is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
s.muh.02 added CNBLUE FNC Entertainment

12
9,054 7,346
Apink is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
Apink Cube Entertainment

13
9,424 7,384
2PM is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
2PM JYP Entertainment

14
10,617 6,843
T.O.P is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
T.O.P YG Entertainment

Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company

15
9,351 7,466
Beast is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
Beast Cube Entertainment

16
7,559 7,287
Miss A is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
Miss A JYP Entertainment

17
5,648 2,044
Seventeen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
alessia added Seventeen Pledis Entertainment

18
4,081 842
BLACKPINK is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
lex-appeal added BLACKPINK YG Entertainment

19
8,004 5,335
VIXX is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
SONE added VIXX Jellyfish Entertainment - kpop

20
7,958 7,128
TVXQ is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
TVXQ (DBSK) S.M. Entertainment

21
7,338 5,069
BtoB is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
suza kim added BTOB Cube Entertainment

The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists

22
6,170 4,975
Sistar is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
Sistar Starship Entertainment

23
6,317 6,109
B1A4 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
B1A4 WM Entertainment

24
5,078 2,800
Red Velvet is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
chloewai added Red Velvet S.M. Entertainment

25
9,175 6,525
MBLAQ is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
MBLAQ J. Tune Camp

26
6,034 4,751
Block B is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
Block B KQ Entertainment, Stardom, LOEN

27
6,582 5,765
SMTOWN is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
SMTOWN S.M. Entertainment

28
2,523 956
Twice is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
Wiggs added Twice JYP Entertainment

The Most Beautiful Korean Actresses

29
4,102 2,713
B.A.P is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
eloisaenrilecabral added B.A.P TS Entertainment

30
4,911 5,051
T-ara is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
T-ara MBK Entertainment

31
3,368 2,509
Winner is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
SteffiLee added Winner YG Entertainment

32
2,897 1,121
Monsta X is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
alessia added Monsta X Starship Entertainment

33
5,445 4,687
Kim Tae-yeon is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
Tae-yeon S.M. Entertainment

34
5,621 5,491
Teen Top is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
Teen Top TOP Media

35
4,691 4,454
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
3,006 2,395
Kim Jonghyun is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
pandachens added Kim Jonghyun S.M. Entertainment

37
4,570 3,377
CL is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
ImJoshuaDrio08 added CL YG Entertainment

38
4,987 5,235
U-KISS is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
U-KISS NH Media

39
5,006 4,845
Boyfriend is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
JCTanJudilla added Boyfriend Starship Entertainment

40
5,686 5,095
Im Yoona is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
Yoona S.M. Entertainment

41
4,692 4,597
Ft Island is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
FT Island FNC Entertainment

42
4,407 3,046
Oh Se-hun is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
-1455383453674 added Sehun

Famous Actors from South Korea

43
2,672 1,702
Xiu Min is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time

44
4,777 4,630
Henry is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
annieisoawesome added Henry S.M. Entertainment

45
4,301 3,890
Daesung is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
Daesung YG Entertainment

46
2,435 1,551
iKON is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
Erika Aina Delos Reyes added iKon YG Entertainment

47
4,629 4,574
Tiffany is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
Tiffany S.M. Entertainment

48
3,151 1,497
Jin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
Jin

49
2,236 1,954
4Minute is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
4Minute Cube Entertainment

50
2,406 1,545
SuHo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
SuHo SM Entertainment