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The Best K-pop Boy Groups Of All Time

Updated January 9, 2021 743.3k votes 83.6k voters 423.2k views123 items

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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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  • Super Junior1
    36,858
    11,009

    Super Junior

    K-pop, Dance-pop
    Super Junior, also known as SJ or SuJu, is a South Korean boy band formed on November 6, 2005,... more on WikipediaBuy_merch buy button

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  • NCT 20182
    10,534
    6,444

    NCT 2018

    K-pop, Hip hop

    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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  • Wanna One3
    9,019
    4,657
    Wanna One was a South Korean boy band formed by CJ E&M through the second season of Produce... more on WikipediaBuy_merch buy button
  • Stray Kids4
    12,654
    7,529
    Stray Kids is a South Korean boy group formed by JYP Entertainment through the 2017 reality... more on WikipediaBuy_merch buy button

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  • ASTRO5
    8,883
    4,553

    ASTRO

    K-pop
    Astro is a South Korean boy group formed by Fantagio in 2016. The group is composed of six... more on WikipediaBuy_merch buy button
  • Pentagon6
    6,870
    3,462

    Pentagon

    K-pop, Electronic
    Pentagon (stylized as PENTAGON; abbreviated as PTG) is a South Korean boy group formed by Cube... more on WikipediaBuy_merch buy button
  • NCT Dream7
    5,938
    2,119
    NCT Dream is the third sub-unit and Seoul-based unit of the South Korean boy band NCT. The... more on WikipediaBuy_merch buy button
  • NCT U8
    5,189
    1,785

    NCT U

    K-pop, Hip hop
    NCT U is the first sub-unit of the South Korean boy band NCT, consisting of seven members:... more on WikipediaBuy_merch buy button
  • NCT 1279
    5,890
    1,741

    NCT 127

    K-pop
    NCT 127 is the second sub-unit and Seoul-based unit of the South Korean boy band NCT. The unit... more on WikipediaBuy_merch buy button

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  • ATEEZ10
    5,148
    1,378

    ATEEZ

    K-pop, Hip hop
    Ateez (stylized ATEEZ), previously known as KQ Fellaz, is a K-pop boy group under KQ... more on WikipediaBuy_merch buy button
  • Day611
    7,096
    4,691

    Day6

    K-pop, Pop rock
    Day6 is a South Korean band formed by JYP Entertainment. The band's current line-up consists... more on WikipediaBuy_merch buy button

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  • MONSTA X12
    13,123
    9,624

    MONSTA X

    K-pop, Hip hop
    Monsta X is a South Korean boy band formed in 2015 by Mnet survival show No.Mercy. The group... more on WikipediaBuy_merch buy button
  • The Boyz13
    3,845
    2,431
    The Boyz (formerly known as Cre.kerz) is a South Korean boy group formed by Cre.ker... more on WikipediaBuy_merch buy button
  • TXT14
    6,561
    2,004

    TXT

    K-pop
    TXT, short for Tomorrow X Together, is a five-member South Korean boy band formed by Big Hit... more on WikipediaBuy_merch buy button

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  • Seventeen15
    15,719
    11,917
    Seventeen, also stylized as SEVENTEEN or SVT, is a South Korean boy group formed by Pledis... more on WikipediaBuy_merch buy button
  • iKON16
    12,175
    9,677

    iKON

    K-pop, Hip hop
    iKon, stylized as iKON, is a South Korean boy band formed in 2015 by YG Entertainment. The... more on WikipediaBuy_merch buy button

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  • A.C.E17
    3,102
    2,411

    A.C.E

    K-pop, Dubstep
    Ace (stylized as A.C.E, acronym for Adventure Calling Emotions) is a South Korean boy group... more on WikipediaBuy_merch buy button
  • Winner18
    8,667
    7,450

    Winner

    K-pop, Hip hop
    Winner is a South Korean boy band formed in 2013 by YG Entertainment and debuted in 2014. It... more on WikipediaBuy_merch buy button
  • SHINee19
    14,187
    12,510

    SHINee

    K-pop, EDM
    Shinee ( SHY-nee; Korean: 샤이니, romanized: Syaini; Japanese: シャイニー, romanized: Shainī; stylized... more on WikipediaBuy_merch buy button

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  • NU'EST20
    5,420
    4,419

    NU'EST

    K-pop
    NU'EST (short for New Establish Style Tempo) is a South Korean boy band formed by Pledis... more on WikipediaBuy_merch buy button

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  • SF921
    4,045
    2,498

    SF9

    K-pop, Dance pop
    SF9 (shortened from Sensational Feeling 9) is a South Korean boy group formed by FNC... more on WikipediaBuy_merch buy button

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  • VAV22
    2,356
    1,659

    VAV

    K-pop
    VAV (shortened from Very Awesome Voice) is a South Korean boy group formed by A Team... more on WikipediaBuy_merch buy button
  • The Rose23
    3,002
    2,369

    The Rose

    K-pop, Pop rock
    The Rose is a South Korean band formed by J&Star Entertainment. The band's current line-up... more on WikipediaBuy_merch buy button
  • Bangtan Boys (BTS)24
    35,316
    33,278

    Bangtan Boys (BTS)

    K-pop, Hip hop
    Bangtan Boys, also known as BTS, is a seven member South Korean boy group formed by Big Hit... more on WikipediaBuy_merch buy button

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  • VIXX25
    5,736
    5,327

    VIXX

    K-pop
    VIXX is a six member South Korean boy band, signed under Jellyfish Entertainment. All members... more on WikipediaBuy_merch buy button