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The Most Popular Kpop Boy Groups Of 2018

Updated March 11, 2019 81.9k votes 9.7k voters 45.9k views35 items

List RulesOnly K-pop boy groups active in 2018.

Editor's Note: Voting and Reranking have been closed.

UPDATED: Check out the top Kpop boy groups of 2019!

Kpop fans, which boy groups are having their best year in 2018? Releasing catchy new K-pop songs, this list of the best current Korean boy groups includes groups that debuted in 2018, like Stray Kids and Target. While BTS is still the most popular K-pop boy group in 2018, Wanna One, SHINee, and Winner are all in the top 10. 

Vote up the best K-pop boy groups of 2018, based on the year's performance. Feel free to add your favorite boy groups that deserve to be on the list. No disbanded groups allowed!

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    BTS

    K-pop, Hip hop

    Albums2 Cool 4 Skool, DARK&WILD, SKOOL LUV AFFAIR SPECIAL ADDITION

    Albums2 Cool 4 Skool, DARK&WILD, SKOOL LUV AFFAIR SPECIAL ADDITION

    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 several "New...  more

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    3,852
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    Got7

    Hip hop music, Dance music

    AlbumsGot It?, Got Love, AROUND THE WORLD

    AlbumsGot It?, Got Love, AROUND THE WORLD

    Got7, commonly stylized as GOT7, is a South Korean boy band formed by JYP Entertainment. The group is composed of seven members: JB, Mark, Jackson, Jinyoung, Youngjae, BamBam, and Yugyeom. Got7...  more

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    EXO

    C-pop, Pop music

    AlbumsMama, HISTORY, XOXO, What Is Love, Miracles in December

    AlbumsMama, HISTORY, XOXO, What Is Love, Miracles in December

    Exo is a South Korean–Chinese boy band based in Seoul, with nine members: Xiumin, Suho, Lay, Baekhyun, Chen, Chanyeol, D.O., Kai and Sehun. The band was formed by SM Entertainment in 2011 and debuted...  more

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    The Best EXO Songs#1580 of 1,728 The Best Rock Bands Of All Time

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    Stray Kids

    K-pop, Hip hop
    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, Han,...  more

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    1,380

    NCT

    K-pop, Hip hop
    NCT is a South Korean boy group formed by S.M. Entertainment. Their name stands for the Hallyu localization project Neo Culture Technology, a term coined by S.M. Entertainment founder Lee Soo-man to...  more
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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, Joshua,...  more
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    iKON

    K-pop, Hip hop
    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." After that, Team B...  more

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    TXT

    K-pop
    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. Following...  more

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    1,262

    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 is employed by Starship Entertainment and is composed of seven members: Shownu, Wonho, Minhyuk, Kihyun,...  more

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    1,873
    1,096

    Astro

    K-pop, Dance-pop
    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 & Seek" from...  more
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    2,034
    1,218

    SHINee

    K-pop, EDM

    AlbumsThe Misconceptions of Us, Why So Serious? – The Misconceptions of Me, Dream Girl – The Misconceptions of You, Boys Meet U, Lucifer

    AlbumsThe Misconceptions of Us, Why So Serious? – The Misconceptions of Me, Dream Girl – The Misconceptions of You, Boys Meet U, Lucifer

    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 impact in...  more

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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 Jae-hwan, Ong...  more
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    1,569
    1,120

    Pentagon

    K-pop, Electronic
    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 One,...  more

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    #3 of 13 The Best Cube Entertainment Groups Of All-Time#3 of 30 The Best Cube Entertainment Artists Ever, Ranked

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    Day6

    K-pop, Pop rock
    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 their...  more

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    Super Junior

    K-pop, Dance-pop

    AlbumsSuper Show 4, Twins, Mr. Simple, Sorry, Sorry

    AlbumsSuper Show 4, Twins, Mr. Simple, Sorry, Sorry

    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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    Winner

    K-pop, Hip hop

    AlbumsJust Another Boy, Final Battle, Go Up, 2014 S/S

    AlbumsJust Another Boy, Final Battle, Go Up, 2014 S/S

    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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    1,238
    1,008

    EXO-CBX

    K-pop, Dance pop
    Exo-CBX is the first official sub-unit of South Korean boy group Exo. Formed by S.M. Entertainment in 2016, the group is composed of three Exo members: Chen, Baekhyun, and Xiumin. Their debut...  more

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    #4 of 35 The Most Popular Kpop Subunits Right Now#21 of 50 The Best Pop Music Trios Of All Time

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    BtoB

    K-pop, Dance music

    AlbumsBorn to Beat, Press Play, Second Confession, Love Virus, Beep Beep

    AlbumsBorn to Beat, Press Play, Second Confession, Love Virus, Beep Beep

    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 Sungjae....  more
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    527

    AlbumsOver the Top, Inspirit, First Invasion, Evolution, Infinitize

    AlbumsOver the Top, Inspirit, First Invasion, Evolution, Infinitize

    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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    #4 of 15 The Best K-pop Boy Groups With 6 Members#1 of 14 The Best Woollim Entertainment Groups and Solo Artists

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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, Kevin,...  more
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    SF9

    K-pop, Dance pop
    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 the...  more

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    #78 of 217 The Best K-Pop Groups Of All Time#18 of 134 The Best K-pop Boy Groups Of All Time

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    The Rose

    K-pop, Pop rock
    The Rose is a South Korean band formed by J&Star Entertainment. The band's current line-up consists of four members: Woosung, Dojoon, Jaehyeong, and Hajoon. The band debuted with the release of their...  more

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    #3 of 43 The Best Korean Rock Bands/Artists#3 of 19 The Best K-pop Boy Groups With 4 Members

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    A.C.E

    K-pop, Dubstep
    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. The...  more
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    TVXQ!

    K-pop

    AlbumsMirotic, "O"-Jung.Ban.Hap., Rising Sun, Tri-Angle, Heart

    AlbumsMirotic, "O"-Jung.Ban.Hap., Rising Sun, Tri-Angle, Heart

    TVXQ is a South Korean pop duo consisting of U-Know Yunho and Max Changmin. Their name roughly translates to "Rising Gods of the East." Formed by S.M. Entertainment in 2003, TVXQ began as a...  more

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    #49 of 120 The Best SM Entertainment Artists Ever, Ranked#46 of 63 Cakes Kpop Idols Received from Their Fans

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    VAV

    K-pop
    VAV (shortened from Very Awesome Voice) is a South Korean boy group formed by A Team Entertainment (formerly AQ Entertainment) in Seoul, South Korea. The group currently consists of seven members:...  more