Music

The Most Popular Kpop Girl Groups Of 2018  

Ranker Music
Originally by
59.1k votes 9.1k voters 41.3k views 26 items

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

UPDATED: Check out the top girl groups of 2019!

Kpop fans, which girl groups are having their best year in 2018? Releasing catchy new K-pop songs, this list of the best current Korean girl groups includes groups that debuted in 2018, like (G)I-DLE and Loona. While Twice is still the most popular K-pop girl group in 2018, Blackpink, Red Velvet, and EXID are all in the top 10. 

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

Ranker may collect a commission from links on this page.
1
BLACKPINK is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Girl Groups Of 2018
YG Entertainment
Black Pink, stylized as BLACKPINK, is a South Korean girl group formed by YG Entertainment. Consisting of members Jennie, Jisoo, Lisa, and Rosé, the group officially debuted on August 8, ...more
2
Twice is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Girl Groups Of 2018
JYP Entertainment
Twice is a South Korean girl group formed by JYP Entertainment through the 2015 reality show Sixteen. The group is composed of nine members: Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Momo, Sana, Jihyo, Mina, Dahyun, ...more
3
Red Velvet is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Girl Groups Of 2018
S. M. Entertainment
Red Velvet is a South Korean girl group formed by S.M. Entertainment. The group debuted on August 1, 2014, with their digital single "Happiness" and with four members: Irene, Seulgi, ...more
4
Mamamoo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Girl Groups Of 2018
RBW
Mamamoo, sometimes stylized as MAMAMOO, is a South Korean girl group formed by RBW (formerly WA Entertainment) in 2014. The group officially debuted on June 19, 2014 with the single "Mr. ...more
5
(G)I-DLE is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Girl Groups Of 2018
Cube Entertainment
(G)I-DLE is a South Korean girl group formed by Cube Entertainment in 2018. The group consists of six members: Miyeon, Minnie, Soyeon, Soojin, Yuqi, and Shuhua. The group debuted on May 2nd, ...more
6
GFriend is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Girl Groups Of 2018
Source Music
GFriend is a six-member South Korean girl group formed by Source Music in 2015. The group consists of Sowon, Yerin, Eunha, Yuju, SinB and Umji. They made their debut with the EP Season of Glass ...more
7
Girls' Generation is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Girl Groups Of 2018
Yhoona Magsipoc added SM Entertainment, EMI Japan, Interscope
Girls' Generation, also known as SNSD, is a South Korean girl group formed by SM Entertainment. The group is composed of eight members: Taeyeon, Sunny, Tiffany, Hyoyeon, Yuri, Sooyoung, Yoona, ...more
8
EXID is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Girl Groups Of 2018
Banana Culture Entertainment
EXID, an acronym for Exceed In Dreaming, is a five-member South Korean girl group, composed of Solji, LE, Hani, Hyelin and Junghwa. They debuted on February 16, 2012 with the release of ...more
9
Momoland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Girl Groups Of 2018
Dublekick Company
Momoland is a South Korean girl group formed by Dublekick Company. They debuted on November 10, 2016, with the EP Welcome to Momoland. The members are the winners of survival program Finding ...more
10
IZ*ONE is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Girl Groups Of 2018
Off the Record
Iz One (stylized as IZ*ONE) is a South Korean-Japanese girl group formed through the Mnet reality competition show Produce 48. The group is composed of twelve members, chosen by live votes: Jang ...more
11
CLC is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Girl Groups Of 2018
Cube Entertainment
CLC (short for "CrystaL Clear") is a South Korean girl group formed by Cube Entertainment in 2015. The group consists of seven members: Seunghee, Yujin, Seungyeon, Sorn, Yeeun, Elkie, ...more
12
Apink is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Girl Groups Of 2018
Jovelyn Carabido added Play M Entertainment
Apink is a South Korean girl group formed by Play M Entertainment (formerly A Cube Entertainment and Plan A Entertainment). The group debuted on April 19, 2011, with the mini album, Seven ...more
13
Oh!GG is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Girl Groups Of 2018
SM Entertainment
Girls' Generation-Oh!GG is the second sub-unit of South Korean girl group Girls' Generation, formed by SM Entertainment in 2018. The group is composed of five Girls' Generation members who ...more
14
Dreamcatcher is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Girl Groups Of 2018
Happy Face Entertainment
Dreamcatcher (formerly known as MINX) is a South Korean girl group formed by Happy Face Entertainment. The group consists of seven members: JiU, SuA, Siyeon, Handong, Yoohyeon, Dami, and ...more
15
LOONA is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Girl Groups Of 2018
Blockberry Creative
Loona, stylized as LOOΠΔ, is a South Korean girl group formed by Blockberry Creative, a subsidiary of Polaris Entertainment. Each month, starting in October 2016 and lasting for 18 months, there ...more
16
AOA is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Girl Groups Of 2018
CJ E&M Music and Live
AOA (an acronym for Ace of Angels) is a South Korean girl group formed by FNC Entertainment. Originally, AOA debuted as an eight-member girlband that consisted of Choa, Jimin, Yuna, Youkyung, ...more
17
PRISTIN is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Girl Groups Of 2018
Pledis Entertainment
Pristin (stylized as PRISTIN and formerly known as Pledis Girlz) was a South Korean girl group formed by Pledis Entertainment in 2016. The group was composed of ten members: Nayoung, Roa, Yuha, ...more
18
Weki Meki is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Girl Groups Of 2018
Fantagio Music
Weki Meki, also known as WEME, is a South Korean girl group formed by Fantagio in 2017. The group consists of eight members: Ji Suyeon, Elly, Choi Yoo-jung, Kim Do-yeon, Sei, Lua, Rina, and
19
fromis_9 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Girl Groups Of 2018
Off The Record Entertainment
Fromis 9 (stylized as fromis_9) is a South Korean girl group formed by CJ E&M through the 2017 reality show Idol School. The group's name, pronounced as "promise" in Korean, also ...more
20
Cosmic Girls (WJSN) is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Girl Groups Of 2018
Starship Entertainment
Cosmic Girls, also known as WJSN, is a South Korean-Chinese girl group formed by Starship Entertainment and Yuehua Entertainment. The group debuted on February 25, 2016 with the extended play ...more
21
Gugudan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Girl Groups Of 2018
Jellyfish Entertainment
Gugudan, also stylized as gu9udan or gx9, is a South Korean girl group formed in 2016 by Jellyfish Entertainment. They debuted on June 28, 2016 with the mini-album Act. 1 The Little Mermaid and ...more
22
Oh My Girl is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Girl Groups Of 2018
WM Entertainment
Oh My Girl (also stylized as OH MY GIRL and OMG) is a South Korean girl group formed by WM Entertainment. The group is composed of seven members: Hyojung, Mimi, YooA, Seunghee, Jiho, Binnie and ...more
23
Lovelyz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Girl Groups Of 2018
Woollim Entertainment
Lovelyz is a South Korean girl group formed in 2014 by Woollim Entertainment and is the company's first girl group. The group consists of eight members: Baby Soul, Jiae, Jisoo, Mijoo, Kei, Jin, ...more
24
DIA is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Girl Groups Of 2018
MBK Entertainment
DIA (shortened from DIAMOND and backronym for Do It Amazing) is a South Korean girl group formed by MBK Entertainment in 2015. They made their debut as a seven-member group in September 2015 ...more
25
UNI.T is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Popular Kpop Girl Groups Of 2018
The Unit Culture Industry Company
UNI.T is a South Korean girl group formed by The Unit Culture Industry Company through the KBS survival show The Unit. The group consists of nine members: Yang Ji-won, Woohee, Yoonjo, ZN, NC.A, ...more