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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
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
K-pop, Bubblegum pop, Electropop
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
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2NE1 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from South Korea
K-pop, Hip hop, R&B
2NE1 was a South Korean girl group composed of Bom, CL, Dara, and Minzy, formed by YG Entertainment in 2009. After appearing alongside boy band Big Bang in the song "Lollipop", a ...more
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Tiffany is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from South Korea
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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BIGBANG is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from South Korea
K-pop, Hip hop, Dance-pop
Big Bang (stylized as BIGBANG) is a South Korean boy band formed by YG Entertainment. The group consists of 4 members: G-Dragon, T.O.P, Taeyang, and Daesung. Member Seungri retired from the ...more
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SHINee is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from South Korea
K-pop, EDM, R&B
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
K-pop, Dance-pop, Electronic
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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2PM is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from South Korea
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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Yoona is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from South Korea
Pop music, Dance-pop, K-pop
Im Yoon-ah (born May 30, 1990), better known by the mononym Yoona, 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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Jessica Jung is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from South Korea
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
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
K-pop
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
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
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
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
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
K-pop, Dance pop, Electropop
Miss A was a South Korean girl group, formed by JYP Entertainment in 2010, consisting of Fei, Jia, Min, and Suzy. Jia and Min left the group in May 2016 and November 2017, respectively, before ...more
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f(x) is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from South Korea
K-pop, Electropop, Synthpop
f(x) is a South Korean girl group formed by SM Entertainment. The group is currently composed of four members: Victoria, Amber, Luna, and Krystal. Originally a five-piece group, Sulli left the ...more
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T-ara is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from South Korea
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
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
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
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
K-pop
Wonder Girls was a South Korean girl group formed by JYP Entertainment. The group debuted in February 2007 with the single "Irony" and five members: Yeeun, Sunye, Sunmi, Hyuna and ...more
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Shinhwa is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from South Korea
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
Bubblegum pop, Synthpop, Pop music
Kara was a South Korean pop girl group formed by DSP Media in 2007. The group's final lineup was composed of Park Gyuri, Han Seungyeon, Goo Hara and Heo Youngji. Members Nicole Jung and Kang ...more