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The Most Popular Kpop Boy Groups Of 2018

Updated March 11, 2019 81.9k votes 9.7k voters 45.4k 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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  • BTS1
    6,013
    2,118

    BTS

    K-pop, Hip hop

    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...  more
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  • Got72
    3,852
    1,895

    Got7

    Hip hop music, Dance music

    AlbumsGot It?, Got Love, AROUND THE WORLD

    Got7, commonly stylized as GOT7, is a South Korean boy band formed by JYP Entertainment. The...  more
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  • EXO3
    3,722
    1,845

    EXO

    C-pop, Pop music

    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,...  more
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  • Stray Kids4
    2,935
    1,443

    Stray Kids

    K-pop, Hip hop
    Stray Kids is a South Korean boy group formed by JYP Entertainment through the 2017 reality...  more
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  • NCT 5
    2,789
    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...  more
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  • SEVENTEEN6
    2,373
    1,181
    Seventeen, also stylized as SEVENTEEN or SVT, is a South Korean boy group formed by Pledis...  more
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  • iKON7
    2,975
    1,514

    iKON

    K-pop, Hip hop
    iKon, stylized as iKON, is a South Korean boy band formed in 2015 by YG Entertainment. The...  more
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  • TXT8
    949
    471

    TXT

    K-pop
    TXT, short for Tomorrow X Together, is a five-member South Korean boy band formed by Big Hit...  more
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  • MONSTA X9
    2,163
    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...  more
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  • Astro10
    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...  more
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  • SHINee11
    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

    Shinee ( SHY-nee; Korean: 샤이니, romanized: Syaini; Japanese: シャイニー, romanized: Shainī; stylized...  more
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  • Wanna One12
    1,978
    1,249
    Wanna One was a South Korean boy band formed by CJ E&M through the second season of Produce...  more
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  • Pentagon13
    1,569
    1,120

    Pentagon

    K-pop, Electronic
    Pentagon (stylized as PENTAGON; abbreviated as PTG) is a South Korean boy group formed by Cube...  more
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  • Day614
    1,340
    970

    Day6

    K-pop, Pop rock
    Day6 is a South Korean band formed by JYP Entertainment. The band's current line-up consists...  more
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  • Super Junior15
    1,269
    929

    Super Junior

    K-pop, Dance-pop

    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,...  more
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  • Winner16
    1,464
    1,079

    Winner

    K-pop, Hip hop

    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...  more
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  • EXO-CBX17
    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....  more
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  • BtoB18
    804
    811

    BtoB

    K-pop, Dance music

    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...  more
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  • INFINITE19
    427
    527

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

    Infinite is a South Korean boy band formed in 2010 by Woollim Entertainment. The group is...  more
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  • THE BOYZ20
    726
    933
    The Boyz (formerly known as Cre.kerz) is a South Korean boy group formed by Cre.ker...  more
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  • SF921
    742
    961

    SF9

    K-pop, Dance pop
    SF9 (shortened from Sensational Feeling 9) is a South Korean boy group formed by FNC...  more
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  • The Rose22
    206
    301

    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
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  • A.C.E23
    626
    962

    A.C.E

    K-pop, Dubstep
    Ace (stylized as A.C.E, acronym for Adventure Calling Emotions) is a South Korean boy group...  more
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  • TVXQ!24
    286
    459

    TVXQ!

    K-pop

    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...  more
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  • VAV25
    423
    749

    VAV

    K-pop
    VAV (shortened from Very Awesome Voice) is a South Korean boy group formed by A Team...  more
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