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The Most Popular Kpop Boy Groups Of 2018  

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List Rules Only K-pop boy groups active in 2018.

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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Bangtan Boys (BTS) is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Boy Groups Of 2018
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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Seventeen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Boy Groups Of 2018
ffdyow added 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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Stray Kids is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Boy Groups Of 2018
JYP Entertainment
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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Got7 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Boy Groups Of 2018
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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NCT is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Boy Groups Of 2018
syedarahman added SM Entertainment
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 ...more
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EXO is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Boy Groups Of 2018
jageisler added 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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iKON is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Boy Groups Of 2018
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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TXT is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Boy Groups Of 2018
kiomira added Big Hit Entertainment
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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MONSTA X is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Boy Groups Of 2018
Starship Entertainment, Mercury Records
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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Astro is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Boy Groups Of 2018
Fantagio
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) 11 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Boy Groups Of 2018
SM Entertainment
Shinee (stylized as SHINee) is a South Korean boy group formed by SM Entertainment in 2008. The group is composed of four members: Onew, Key, Minho, and Taemin. Originally a five-piece group, ...more
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Wanna One is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Boy Groups Of 2018
YMC Entertainment, Stone Music Entertainment, Swing Entertainment
Wanna One is a South Korean boy band formed by CJ E&M through the 2017 series Produce 101 Season 2. The group is composed of eleven members: Kang Daniel, Park Ji-hoon, Lee Dae-hwi, Kim ...more
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Pentagon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Boy Groups Of 2018
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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Winner is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Boy Groups Of 2018
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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Day6 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Boy Groups Of 2018
JYP Entertainment, Warner Music Japan (Japan)
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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Super Junior is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Boy Groups Of 2018
Avex Trax, Avex Taiwan, Avex Group
Super Junior is a South Korean boy band. Formed in 2005 by producer Lee Soo-man of S.M. Entertainment, the group comprised a total of thirteen members at its peak. Super Junior originally ...more
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EXO-CBX is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Boy Groups Of 2018
malyeolfire added SM Entertainment
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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BtoB is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Boy Groups Of 2018
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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Infinite is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Boy Groups Of 2018
SKpop added 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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SF9 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Boy Groups Of 2018
FNC Entertainment, Warner Music Japan
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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The Boyz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Boy Groups Of 2018
Cre.ker Entertainment, Sony Music Entertainment Japan
The Boyz (stylized as THE BOYZ; formerly known as Cre.kerz) is a South Korean boy group formed by Cre.ker Entertainment in 2017. The group consists of twelve members: Sangyeon, Jacob, Younghoon, ...more
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The Rose is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Boy Groups Of 2018
kiomira added J&Star Company
The Rose is a South Korean band formed by J⋆ Entertainment. The band's current line-up consists of four members: Woosung, Dojoon, Jaehyeong, and Hajoon. The band debuted with the release of ...more
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TVXQ is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Boy Groups Of 2018
SKpop added Avex Trax, Avex Group, SM Entertainment
TVXQ, an initialism for Tong Vfang Xien Qi, is a South Korean pop duo consisting of U-Know Yunho and Max Changmin. They are known as Tohoshinki in Japanese releases, and are sometimes referred ...more
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A.C.E. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Boy Groups Of 2018
Ilayda Aydogan added Beat Interactive
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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VAV is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Boy Groups Of 2018
A Team Entertainment
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 ...more