K-Pop The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time  

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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.

1
46,202 17,097
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
37,560 26,132
EXO is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
mrkangelp added EXO S.M. Entertainment

3
32,374 18,856
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
26,299 19,769
SHINee is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
MarjonPaulInfiestoBarnezo added SHINee S.M. Entertainment

5
25,505 15,320
Super Junior is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
Super Junior S.M. Entertainment

6
23,900 10,018
Got7 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
amnswizzle24 added Got7 JYP Entertainment

7
20,172 13,327
2NE1 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
DianaDwason added 2NE1 YG Entertainment

8
21,064 13,612
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
17,500 12,420
Infinite is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
Infinite Woollim Entertainment

10
14,577 11,632
f(x) is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
f(x) S.M. Entertainment

11
11,163 3,034
BLACKPINK is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
lex-appeal added BLACKPINK YG Entertainment

12
9,858 4,670
Red Velvet is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
chloewai added Red Velvet S.M. Entertainment

13
9,828 4,004
Seventeen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
alessia added Seventeen Pledis Entertainment

14
10,756 10,048
Apink is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
Apink Cube Entertainment

15
11,582 10,958
CNBLUE is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
s.muh.02 added CNBLUE FNC Entertainment

16
10,856 9,918
2PM is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
2PM JYP Entertainment

17
9,777 7,670
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
10,516 9,942
Highlight is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
Highlight Cube Entertainment

19
7,224 3,035
Twice is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
Wiggs added Twice JYP Entertainment

20
9,237 7,038
BtoB is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
suza kim added BTOB Cube Entertainment

21
8,751 9,800
Miss A is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
Miss A JYP Entertainment

22
9,249 9,354
TVXQ is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
TVXQ (DBSK) S.M. Entertainment

23
7,631 6,911
Sistar is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
Sistar Starship Entertainment

24
5,253 2,768
iKON is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
Erika Aina Delos Reyes added iKon YG Entertainment

25
5,525 2,582
Monsta X is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
alessia added Monsta X Starship Entertainment

26
5,632 3,802
Winner is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
SteffiLee added Winner YG Entertainment

27
7,091 8,233
B1A4 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
B1A4 WM Entertainment

28
9,761 8,711
MBLAQ is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
MBLAQ J. Tune Camp

29
7,355 6,483
Block B is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
Block B KQ Entertainment, Stardom, LOEN

30
8,116 7,540
SMTOWN is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
SMTOWN S.M. Entertainment

31
5,299 4,362
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
5,870 6,810
T-ara is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
T-ara MBK Entertainment

33
4,364 2,786
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
5,489 6,124
Girl's Day is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
Girl's Day Dream Tea Entertainment

35
6,395 7,181
Teen Top is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
Teen Top TOP Media

36
3,389 3,252
4Minute is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
4Minute Cube Entertainment

37
5,544 6,875
U-KISS is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
U-KISS NH Media

38
5,311 6,134
Ft Island is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
FT Island FNC Entertainment

39
5,550 6,471
Boyfriend is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
JCTanJudilla added Boyfriend Starship Entertainment

40
5,146 4,752
Nu'est is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time

41
3,680 3,718
AOA is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
amnswizzle24 added AOA FNC Entertainment

42
3,099 1,981
GFriend is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
alessia added Gfriend

43
3,913 4,427
Donghae & Eunhyuk is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
GiulianaTakauti added Donghae & Eunhyuk SM Entertainment

44
3,120 1,423
Astro is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
AaliyahBlang added ASTRO

45
3,419 3,780
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
3,066 2,989
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
4,055 5,262
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
2,750 3,516
Epik High is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
Epik High YG Entertainment, Woollim Entertainment, Independent record label

49
2,853 3,605
2AM is listed (or ranked) 49 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   

50
2,409 1,582
Mamamoo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time
alessia added Mamamoo Rainbow Bridge World