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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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Super Junior is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best K-pop Boy Groups Of All Time
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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Seventeen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best K-pop Boy Groups Of All Time
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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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The Best SEVENTEEN Songs Ever, Ranked #37 of 461 The Best Current Pop Groups/Singers #9 of 194 The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time

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Stray Kids is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best K-pop Boy Groups Of All Time
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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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The Best Stray Kids Songs, Ranked #40 of 461 The Best Current Pop Groups/Singerslisted on The Best JYP Entertainment Artists Ever, Ranked

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NCT is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best K-pop Boy Groups Of All Time
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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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MONSTA X is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best K-pop Boy Groups Of All Time
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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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iKON is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best K-pop Boy Groups Of All Time
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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Day6 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best K-pop Boy Groups Of All Time
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) 8 on the list The Best K-pop Boy Groups Of All Time
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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) 9 on the list The Best K-pop Boy Groups Of All Time
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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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SHINee is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best K-pop Boy Groups Of All Time
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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Winner is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best K-pop Boy Groups Of All Time
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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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NCT Dream is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best K-pop Boy Groups Of All Time
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

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Pentagon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best K-pop Boy Groups Of All Time
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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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BTS is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best K-pop Boy Groups Of All Time
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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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NU'EST is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best K-pop Boy Groups Of All Time
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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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THE BOYZ is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best K-pop Boy Groups Of All Time
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The Boyz (formerly known as Cre.kerz) is a South Korean boy group formed by Cre.ker Entertainment in 2017. The group consists of eleven members: Sangyeon, Jacob, Younghoon, Hyunjae, Juyeon, ...more

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#71 of 194 The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time #69 of 70 The Best Pop Artists Of 2019, Ranked #11 of 79 Full List Of K-pop Idol TikTok Usernames

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NCT U is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best K-pop Boy Groups Of All Time
NCT U is the first sub-unit of the South Korean boy band NCT, consisting of seven members: Taeil, Taeyong, Doyoung, Ten, Jaehyun and Mark. NCT U released double digital singles "The 7th ...more

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#2 of 31 The Most Popular Kpop Subunits Right Now #50 of 128 The Most Underrated K-pop Groups Of 2020listed on The Best SM Entertainment Artists Ever, Ranked

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NCT 127 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best K-pop Boy Groups Of All Time
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NCT 127 is the second sub-unit and Seoul-based unit of the South Korean boy band NCT. The unit debuted on July 7, 2016, with their first extended play (EP) NCT #127. The group composed of nine ...more

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BtoB is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best K-pop Boy Groups Of All Time
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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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ATEEZ is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best K-pop Boy Groups Of All Time
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Ateez (stylized ATEEZ), previously known as KQ Fellaz, is a K-pop boy group under KQ Entertainment. It is composed of eight members: Hongjoong, Seonghwa, Yunho, Yeosang, San, Mingi, Wooyoung, ...more

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TXT is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best K-pop Boy Groups Of All Time
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TXT, short for Tomorrow X Together, is a five-member South Korean boy band formed by Big Hit Entertainment. The group consists of members Yeonjun, Soobin, Beomgyu, Hueningkai, and Taehyun. ...more

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VIXX is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best K-pop Boy Groups Of All Time
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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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INFINITE is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best K-pop Boy Groups Of All Time
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Infinite is a South Korean boy band formed in 2010 by Woollim Entertainment. The group is composed of six members: Sungkyu, Dongwoo, Woohyun, Sungyeol, L, and Sungjong. Originally a seven-piece ...more

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SF9 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best K-pop Boy Groups Of All Time
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SF9 (shortened from Sensational Feeling 9) is a South Korean boy group formed by FNC Entertainment. SF9 is the company's first dance boy group to ever debut. SF9 debuted on October 5, 2016 with ...more

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A.C.E is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best K-pop Boy Groups Of All Time
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Ace (stylized as A.C.E, acronym for Adventure Calling Emotions) is a South Korean boy group formed by Beat Interactive. The group is composed of five members: Jun, Donghun, Wow, Jason and Chan. ...more

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