Bands/Musicians List of Famous Bands from South Korea

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List of South Korea bands, listed by their level of fame. This South Korea musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous South Korea bands are included, as well as many South Korea musicians of underground status. This list of South Korea musical artists includes information like what genre the artist falls under, what albums they've put out and more. If you want to know more about these famous South Korea bands you can click on their names to learn more about them. Bands from every genre are listed here, including rock, pop, hip-hop/rap, jazz, and more.

List is made up of many different bands, including Girls' Generation and Psy.

If you're wondering, "What bands are from South Korea?" or "What is a list of South Korea bands?" then this list will answer your questions. (316 items)

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Psy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from South Korea
Psy Hip hop music, Synthpop, Dance-pop Park Jae-sang, hangul: 박재상, hanja: 朴載相, better known by his stage name Psy, stylized PSY, is a South Korean singer-songwriter, record producer and rapper. Psy is known domestically for his ...more

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Girls' Generation is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from South Korea
Girls' Generation Pop punk, Bubblegum pop, Ballad Girls' Generation, also known as SNSD, is a South Korean girl group formed by S.M. Entertainment in 2007. Originally a nine-member group, it now has eight members: Taeyeon, Sunny, Tiffany, ...more

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2NE1 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from South Korea
2NE1 Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop 2NE1 is a four-member South Korean girl group formed by YG Entertainment in 2009. The name, pronounced to anyone or twenty one, combines the phrases "21st century" and "new ...more

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Tiffany is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from South Korea
Tiffany Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop Stephanie Young Hwang, better known by the stage name Tiffany or by her Korean name Hwang Mi-young, is an American singer-songwriter and actress. She is a member of both the South Korean girl ...more

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Big Bang is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from South Korea
Big Bang Hip hop music, Synthpop, Rock music Big Bang is a South Korean boy band formed by YG Entertainment. Consisting of members G-Dragon, T.O.P, Taeyang, Daesung, and Seungri, they officially debuted on August 19, 2006. Predominantly a ...more

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SHINee is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from South Korea
SHINee Synthpop, Pop music, Electronic music 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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Super Junior is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from South Korea
Super Junior Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Synthpop 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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2PM is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from South Korea
2PM Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance music 2PM is a South Korean idol group managed by JYP Entertainment. The current members are Jun. K, Nichkhun, Taecyeon, Wooyoung, Junho and Chansung. Former leader Jay Park officially left the group ...more

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Im Yoona is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from South Korea
Im Yoona Pop music, Dance-pop, K-pop Im Yoona is a South Korean singer and actress. She is a member of the South Korean girl group Girls' Generation and has participated in various television dramas such as You Are My Destiny, Love ...more

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Jessica Jung is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from South Korea
Jessica Jung Pop music, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B Jessica Sooyoun Jung is an American singer, actress, and businesswoman currently based in South Korea. She is a former member of the South Korean girl group Girls' Generation. In 2014, she ...more

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Kwon Yuri is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from South Korea
Kwon Yuri Dance-pop, Trot, K-pop Kwon Yu-ri (born December 5, 1989), better known by the mononym Yuri, is a South Korean singer and actress. She debuted as a member of girl group Girls' Generation in August 2007, who went on to ...more

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Infinite is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from South Korea
Infinite Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Dance music 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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CNBLUE is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from South Korea
CNBLUE Rock music, Pop rock, Power pop CNBLUE also known as Code Name Blue, is a South Korean rock band formed in Seoul in 2009. The band consists of Jung Yong-hwa, Lee Jong-hyun, Lee Jung-shin and Kang Min-hyuk. CN is an ...more

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BoA is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from South Korea
BoA C-pop, Ballad, Synthpop Kwon Boa, commonly stylized and known by her stage name BoA, which is a backronym for Beat of Angel, is a South Korean singer and actress active in South Korea, Japan, and the United States. She ...more

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U-KISS is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from South Korea
U-KISS Ballad, Synthpop, Pop music U-KISS is a South Korean boy band formed by NH Media in 2008. Their name is an acronym, standing for Ubiquitous Korean International idol Super Star. The group consists of Soohyun, Eli, Kiseop, ...more

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TVXQ is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from South Korea
TVXQ C-pop, Hip hop music, Popular music 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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Miss A is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from South Korea
Miss A Synthpop, Pop music, Teen pop Miss A, stylized as miss A, is a four member Korean-Chinese K-pop girl group based in South Korea. They were formed in 2010 and are managed by JYP Entertainment. The group consists of Suzy, Jia, ...more

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f(x) is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from South Korea
f(x) Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music f(x) is a five-member multi-national K-pop girl group formed by S.M. Entertainment in 2009. The group consists of Victoria, Amber, Luna, Sulli, and Krystal. They are renowned for their ...more

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T-ara is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from South Korea
T-ara Synthpop, Pop music, Teen pop T-ara is a South Korean girl group that debuted in 2009 under Core Contents Media, now known as MBK Entertainment. Before their debut, there was a high level of interest in the group as they ...more

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Yoochun is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from South Korea
Yoochun Pop music, Contemporary R&B Park Yoo-chun, simply known as Yoochun, is a South Korean singer, songwriter, actor, dancer, and model. He is best known as a member of the South Korean pop group JYJ, and was a former member of ...more

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SS501 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from South Korea
SS501 Ballad, Pop music, J-pop SS501 is a South Korean boy band formed under the management of DSP Media, formerly known as Daesung Entertainment and DSP Entertainment. The group debuted on June 8, 2005 with five members: Kim ...more

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B1A4 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from South Korea
B1A4 Synthpop, Dance-pop, K-pop B1A4 is a South Korean idol group under the management of WM Entertainment. The group debuted in April 23, 2011 with the single "O.K" after their first introduction to the public ...more

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Wonder Girls is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from South Korea
Wonder Girls Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music Wonder Girls is a South Korean girl group, whose current line-up is Sunye, Yubin, Yeeun, and Hyelim. They are managed by their producer, the singer-songwriter Park Jin-Young under his talent ...more

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Shinhwa is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from South Korea
Shinhwa Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music Shinhwa is a South Korean six-member boy band that debuted on 24 March 1998 with: Eric Mun, Lee Min-woo, Kim Dong-wan, Shin Hye-sung, Jun Jin and Andy Lee. It is the longest-running boy band in ...more

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Kara is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from South Korea
Kara Bubblegum pop, Synthpop, Pop music Kara is a South Korean pop girl group formed by DSP Media in 2007. The group is composed of Park Gyuri, Han Seungyeon, Goo Hara, and Heo Youngji. The group's name comes from the Greek word ...more

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MBLAQ is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Bands from South Korea
MBLAQ Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Dance music MBLAQ is a South Korean boy band created by South-Korean entertainer Rain under J. Tune Camp. The group consists of Seungho, G.O, and Mir; and formerly Lee Joon and Thunder. The group debuted on ...more

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Girl's Day is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Bands from South Korea
Girl's Day Pop music, Dance music, K-pop Girl's Day is a four-member South Korean girl group under the management of Dream Tea Entertainment, a subsidiary of KOSDAQ-listed agency Wellmade Star M. The group consists of four girls who ...more

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JYJ is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Bands from South Korea
JYJ Ballad, Pop music, J-pop JYJ is a South Korean pop group formed in 2010 by Jaejoong, Yoochun, and Junsu, the three former members of TVXQ. Their group name is taken from the first letters of each member's names. The ...more

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Highlight is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Bands from South Korea
Highlight Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music Highlight is a South Korean boy band formerly known as Beast. The band consists of five members: Yoon Doo-joon, Yong Jun-hyung, Yang Yo-seob, Lee Gi-kwang, and Son Dong-woon. Original member ...more

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H.O.T. is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Bands from South Korea
H.O.T. Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Pop music H.O.T. was a popular five-member South Korean boy band in the mid to late 1990s. They were formed by SM Entertainment in 1996 and disbanded in 2001. In addition to South Korea, the band was ...more

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Park Ji-yeon is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Bands from South Korea
Park Ji-yeon Dance-pop, Rhythm and blues, K-pop Park Ji-yeon, better known as simply Jiyeon, is a South Korean idol singer and actress, and a member of girl group T-ara.

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Lee Seung-gi is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Bands from South Korea
Lee Seung-gi Rhythm and blues, K-pop Lee Seung-gi is a South Korean singer, actor, MC and entertainer. Lee is well known as a member of the first season of weekend variety show 1 Night 2 Days from November 2007 to February 2012, ...more

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Hyuna is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Bands from South Korea
Hyuna Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B Kim Hyuna, better known by the mononym Hyuna, stylized as HyunA, is a South Korean recording artist, dancer, songwriter and model. She is the main rapper of the Korean girl group 4Minute, and ...more

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Sunny is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Bands from South Korea
Sunny K-pop Lee Soon-kyu, better known by the stage name Sunny, is a South Korean singer and actress. She is a member of the South Korean girl group Girls' Generation.

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After School is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Bands from South Korea
After School Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance music After School is a South Korean girl group formed by Pledis Entertainment in 2009, with an admissions and graduation concept. The band currently consists of seven members: Jungah, Uee, Raina, ...more

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Davichi is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Bands from South Korea
Davichi Ballad, Pop music, Dance music Davichi is a South Korean pop-ballad duo that consists of Lee Haeri and Kang Minkyung. The duo was formed in 2008 by Mnet Media. Davichi was derived from the word "Dabichi" which means ...more

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Seven is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Bands from South Korea
Seven Hip hop music, Pop music, J-pop Choi Dong-wook, better known by his stage name Se7en, is a South Korean singer, who has also advanced into Japan, China and the United States.

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Nicole Jung is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Bands from South Korea
Nicole Jung Dance-pop, K-pop Nicole Yongju Jung, better known mononymously as Nicole, is a Korean-American idol singer, TV presenter, promotional model, and entrepreneur. She is a former member of girl group Kara formed by ...more

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IU is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Bands from South Korea
IU Ballad, K-pop Lee Ji-eun, better known by her stage name IU, is a South Korean singer-songwriter and actress. Her stage name is derived from the phrase "I and You", symbolizing that people can ...more

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Uee is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Bands from South Korea
Uee Pop music, Dance music Kim Yu-jin, better known by her stage name Uee, is a South Korean singer and actress. She has been a member of girl group After School since 2009, and has acted in various television dramas ...more

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Epik High is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Bands from South Korea
Epik High Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop rap Epik High is a South Korean alternative hip-hop group from Seoul, composed of Tablo, Mithra Jin and DJ Tukutz. The group is known for combining different styles of hip hop, along with different ...more

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Lee Hyori is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Bands from South Korea
Lee Hyori Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B Lee Hyori, is a South Korean singer, actress, record producer, activist, and television presenter. Dubbed as the "Queen of K-pop" and "Nation's Fairy" during her Family ...more

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Han Seung-yeon is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Bands from South Korea
Han Seung-yeon Pop music, Rock music, Dance-pop Han Seung-yeon is a South Korean idol singer, dancer, and actress. She is known for being the main vocalist of the girl group Kara, formed by DSP Media in 2007.

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Dana is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Bands from South Korea
Dana Ballad, Pop music, Dance-pop Hong Sung-mi, commonly known as Dana, is a Korean singer under SM Entertainment. Although she was originally a solo singer, who debuted in 2001, she has since become a member of girl group The ...more

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Goo Ha-ra is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Bands from South Korea
Goo Ha-ra Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B, K-pop Goo Hara is a South Korean idol singer and actress. She is best known for being a member of Korean pop girl group Kara and for portraying Choi Da-hye, the president's daughter, on City Hunter in

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Jang Woo-hyuk is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Bands from South Korea
Jang Woo-hyuk Hip hop music, Rap music, K-pop Jang Woo Hyuk is a South Korean rapper. He debuted under SM Entertainment as one of the members of the 5 member boyband H.O.T. in 1996.

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SG Wannabe is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Bands from South Korea
SG Wannabe Ballad, Pop music, Rhythm and blues SG Wannabe is a South Korean ballad trio that debuted in 2004. Their first song, "Timeless", quickly propelled the group to popularity and their album topped the charts. Unlike other ...more

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Sistar is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Bands from South Korea
Sistar Hip hop music, Pop music, Hip Hop Sistar is a South Korean girl group formed in 2010 under the management of Starship Entertainment. The group consists of Hyolyn, Bora, Soyou and Dasom.

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2AM is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Bands from South Korea
2AM Ballad, Pop music, Contemporary R&B 2AM is a South Korean boy group under JYP Entertainment, consisting of Jo Kwon, Lee Changmin, Lim Seulong and Jeong Jinwoon. It was one of the two subgroups split from the eleven-member boy band ...more

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Kim Hyun-joong is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Bands from South Korea
Kim Hyun-joong Pop music, J-pop, Contemporary R&B Kim Hyun-Joong is a South Korean entertainer, actor, and the leader and main rapper of boyband SS501. Kim is well known for his role as Yoon Ji-hoo in the 2009 Korean drama Boys Over Flowers, ...more