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The Best K-pop Boy Groups Of All Time 

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Including the best new and current Kpop boy groups, here is the list of Korean boy bands who are currently on top of the K-pop music world making the best K-pop songs of 2020! These Kpop boy groups have won the hearts of fans with their singing, dancing, and style. While some of these members have gone to have solo careers, this list includes only groups, so check out the best Kpop solo artists for singers from Korea.  Most idol groups are formed by the big three labels S.M. Entertainment, YG Entertainment, and JYP Entertainment, but new K-pop artists are emerging everyday. The boy bands and artists below have played their music all over the world, but they all were formed in Korea. If you think a famous Korean boyband is missing from the list, then feel free to add it at the bottom so it's included with these other great acts. How do these guys compare to the best Kpop girl groups of all time

The list includes newer K-pop boy groups like Bangtan Boys (BTS), EXO, and Got7 as well as the older yet still popular bands like Big Bang, Super Junior, and SHINee. If you're trying to find names of that hot Asian male group from South Korea, use our search.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the popular K-pop boy bands?" and "Which of the biggest boy bands started in Korea?" then this list will answer your questions.

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Bangtan Boys (BTS) is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best K-pop Boy Groups Of All Time
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Big Hit Entertainment
Bangtan Boys, also known as BTS, is a seven member South Korean boy group formed by Big Hit Entertainment. They debuted on June 13, 2013 with the song "No More Dream". They have won ...more

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Super Junior is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best K-pop Boy Groups Of All Time
SM Entertainment
Super Junior, also known as SJ or SuJu, is a South Korean boy band formed on November 6, 2005, by producer Lee Soo-man of SM Entertainment. The group comprised a total of thirteen members at its ...more

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EXO is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best K-pop Boy Groups Of All Time
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SM Entertainment
Exo is a South Korean-Chinese boy group based in Seoul. Formed by S.M. Entertainment in 2011, the group debuted in 2012 with twelve members separated into two subgroups, Exo-K (Suho, Baekhyun, ...more

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SHINee is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best K-pop Boy Groups Of All Time
SM Entertainment
Shinee ( SHY-nee; Korean: 샤이니, romanized: Syaini; Japanese: シャイニー, romanized: Shainī; stylized as SHINee) is a South Korean boy band formed by SM Entertainment in 2008. The group's musical ...more

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Got7 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best K-pop Boy Groups Of All Time
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JYP Entertainment
Got7 is a groove dance K-pop boy group based in South Korea. Formed by JYP Entertainment in 16 January 2014, Got7 has seven members: leader JB, Mark, Jr., Jackson, Youngjae, Bambam and Yugyeom. ...more
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iKON is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best K-pop Boy Groups Of All Time
YG Entertainment, Avex
iKon, stylized as iKON, is a South Korean boy band formed in 2015 by YG Entertainment. The group was first introduced in the reality survival program WIN: Who is Next as "Team B." ...more
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MONSTA X is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best K-pop Boy Groups Of All Time
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Starship Entertainment
Monsta X is a South Korean boy band formed in 2015 by Mnet survival show No.Mercy. The group is employed by Starship Entertainment and is composed of seven members: Shownu, Wonho, Minhyuk, ...more
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Seventeen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best K-pop Boy Groups Of All Time
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Pledis Entertainment
Seventeen, also stylized as SEVENTEEN or SVT, is a South Korean boy group formed by Pledis Entertainment in 2015. The group consists of thirteen members (Jun, Vernon, DK, Seungkwan, Hoshi, ...more
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BIGBANG is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best K-pop Boy Groups Of All Time
YG Entertainment
Big Bang (stylized as BIGBANG) is a South Korean boy band formed by YG Entertainment. The group consists of 4 members: G-Dragon, T.O.P, Taeyang, and Daesung. Member Seungri retired from the ...more

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Winner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best K-pop Boy Groups Of All Time
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YG Entertainment
Winner is a South Korean boy band formed in 2013 by YG Entertainment and debuted in 2014. It currently consists of four members, Jinwoo, Seunghoon, Mino and Seungyoon. Originally a five-piece, ...more
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Stray Kids is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best K-pop Boy Groups Of All Time
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jyp
Stray Kids is a South Korean boy group formed by JYP Entertainment through the 2017 reality show of the same name. It is composed of nine members: Bang Chan, Woojin, Lee Know, Changbin, Hyunjin, ...more

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Infinite is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best K-pop Boy Groups Of All Time
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Woollim Entertainment
Infinite is a seven-member South Korean pop boy band, formed in 2010 by Woollim Entertainment. The group comprises seven members: Sungkyu, Dongwoo, Woohyun, Hoya, Sungyeol, L, and Sungjong. ...more
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B.A.P is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best K-pop Boy Groups Of All Time
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TS Entertainment
B.A.P (an acronym for Best Absolute Perfect) was a South Korean boy group formed in 2012 under TS Entertainment. B.A.P made their musical debut with the single "Warrior" on January 26, ...more
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BtoB is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best K-pop Boy Groups Of All Time
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Cube Entertainment
BtoB is a South Korean seven member boy group formed in 2012 by Cube Entertainment. The group consists of Seo Eunkwang, Lee Minhyuk, Changsub, Lim Hyun-sik, Peniel, Jung Il-hoon, and Yook ...more
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NCT is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best K-pop Boy Groups Of All Time
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SM E

NCT originally debuted with 3 sub-groups. NCT U, NCT Dream, and NCT 127. They recently added some new members from multiple places. And their number of members is unlimited. They may accept new ones, or keep the current ones.

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VIXX is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best K-pop Boy Groups Of All Time
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Jellyfish Entertainment
VIXX is a six member South Korean boy band, signed under Jellyfish Entertainment. All members participated in Mnet's survival reality show MyDOL and were chosen via an elimination system through ...more
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Day6 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best K-pop Boy Groups Of All Time
JYP Entertainment
Day6 is a South Korean band formed by JYP Entertainment. The band's current line-up consists of five members: Jae, Sungjin, Young K, Wonpil, and Dowoon. The band debuted with the release of ...more
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Wanna One is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best K-pop Boy Groups Of All Time
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YMC Entertainment, Swing Entertainment
Wanna One was a South Korean boy band formed by CJ E&M through the second season of Produce 101. The group was composed of eleven members: Kang Daniel, Park Ji-hoon, Lee Dae-hwi, Kim ...more
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Astro is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best K-pop Boy Groups Of All Time
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Fantagio Music
Astro is a South Korean boy group formed by Fantagio in 2016. The group is composed of six members: MJ, JinJin, Eunwoo, Moon Bin, Rocky, and Sanha. They debuted with the single "Hide & ...more
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TVXQ is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best K-pop Boy Groups Of All Time
Avex Trax, Avex Group, SM Entertainment
TVXQ (stylized as TVXQ!), an initialism for Tong Vfang Xien Qi (Chinese: 東方神起), is a South Korean pop duo consisting of U-Know Yunho and Max Changmin. They are known as Tohoshinki (東方神起, ...more

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NU'EST is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best K-pop Boy Groups Of All Time
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Pledis Entertainment
NU'EST (short for New Establish Style Tempo) is a South Korean boy band formed by Pledis Entertainment. The group debuted on March 15, 2012, with the digital single "Face". The group ...more
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2PM is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best K-pop Boy Groups Of All Time
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Ariola Japan, JYP Entertainment, Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc.
2PM (Korean: 투피엠) is a South Korean boy band formed by JYP Entertainment. The current members are Jun. K (formerly known as Junsu), Nichkhun, Taecyeon, Wooyoung, Junho and Chansung. Former ...more
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Block B is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best K-pop Boy Groups Of All Time
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KQ Entertainment
Block B is a South Korean boy group created by Cho PD, active since 2011. The group consists of seven members: Zico, Lee Taeil, B-Bomb, Ahn Jaehyo, U-Kwon, Park Kyung, and P.O.
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Pentagon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best K-pop Boy Groups Of All Time
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Cube Entertainment
Pentagon (stylized as PENTAGON; abbreviated as PTG) is a South Korean boy group formed by Cube Entertainment in 2016. The group consists of 10 members: Jinho, Hui, Hongseok, E'Dawn, Shinwon, Yeo ...more
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NCT Dream is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best K-pop Boy Groups Of All Time
SM Entertainment
NCT Dream is the third sub-unit and Seoul-based unit of the South Korean boy band NCT. The unit debuted on August 24, 2016 with their single "Chewing Gum." The unit consists of seven ...more