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The Most Underrated K-pop Groups

Updated June 11, 2021 79.1k votes 6.2k voters 23.9k views169 items

List RulesVote up the current Kpop groups who deserve more love.

As new groups debut throughout the year, it's time to recognize the underrated Kpop groups who could use more stans in 2021. Not including groups from the "Big 3" agencies (JYP, SM, and YG), this list of lesser known groups includes artists from smaller K-pop entertainment companies. Who are your favorite "nugu" groups? 

Vote up the groups deserving of a bigger spotlight, and add other new Kpop groups to stan as long as they're still active.  

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    SECRET NUMBER

    Vine Entertainment
    Secret Number is a South Korean girl group formed by Vine Entertainment. The group consists of five members: Léa, Dita, Jinny, Soodam, and Denise. They made their debut on May 19, 2020 with the...  more
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    337
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    STAYC

    High Up Entertainment
    StayC, also stylized as STAYC, is a South Korean six-member girl group under High Up Entertainment, launched by producing duo Black Eyed Pilseung. The group debuted on November 12, 2020 with their...  more
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    305
    147

    LUNARSOLAR

    J Planet Entertainment
    LUNARSOLAR is a four-member South Korean girl group under J Planet Entertainment. They debuted on September 2, 2020 with the single album "SOLAR : Flare"....  more
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    450
    257

    woo!ah!

    NV Entertainment
    woo!ah! is a South Korean girl group under NV Entertainment. The group consists of six members: Nana, Wooyeon, Sora, Lucy, Minseo, and Songyee. They made their debut on May 15, 2020 with the single...  more
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    Dreamcatcher

    Dreamcatcher Company
    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 Gahyeon....  more
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    P1Harmony

    FNC Entertainment
    P1Harmony is a six-member South Korean boy group under FNC Entertainment. They debuted on October 28, 2020 with their first mini album, Disharmony : Stand Out....  more
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    OH MY GIRL

    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 Arin....  more

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    Weeekly

    Play M Entertainment
    Weeekly is a South Korean girl group formed by Play M Entertainment. They debuted on June 30, 2020 with their first mini album We Are. Formerly known as FAVEGIRLS and PlayM GIRLS, the group consists...  more
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    KARD

    DSP Media
    KARD is a South Korean co-ed group formed by DSP Media. Their lineup consists of J.seph, B.M, Somin and Jiwoo. They made their official debut on July 19, 2017 with the EP Hola Hola. Their Wild Kard...  more

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    NATURE

    n.CH Entertainment
    Nature (Stylized as NATURE) is a South Korean girl group formed by n.CH Entertainment in Seoul, South Korea. The group debuted on August 3, 2018, with the single album Girls and Flowers, accompanied...  more
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    1,431
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    Weki Meki

    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 Lucy....  more
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    912

    Cherry Bullet

    FNC Entertainment
    Cherry Bullet is a South Korean girl group formed by FNC Entertainment. They debuted on January 21, 2019 with their with their debut single album Let's Play Cherry Bullet. The group consists of ten...  more

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    Day6

    JYP Entertainment
    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 their...  more

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    Lovelyz

    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
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    fromis_9

    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 means "to keep their...  more
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    Astro

    Fantagio Music
    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 & Seek" from...  more
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    DIA

    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 with...  more
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    Cosmic Girls (WJSN)

    Starship Entertainment, Yuehua 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 Would...  more
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    SF9

    FNC Entertainment
    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 the...  more

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    Pentagon

    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 One,...  more

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    Rocket Punch

    Woollim Entertainment
    Rocket Punch is a six-member South Korean girl group under Woollim Entertainment. The group consists of members Juri, Yeonhee, Suyun, Yunkyoung, Sohee, and Dahyun. The group was announced in July...  more
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    GWSN

    Kiwi Pop
    GWSN, also known as Girls in the Park, is a multinational girl group based in South Korea and formed by Kiwi Pop, a subsidiary of Kiwi Media Group. The group debuted on September 5, 2018 with the...  more
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    APRIL

    DSP Media
    April is a South Korean girl group formed by DSP Media. They debuted in 2015 with the mini-album Dreaming and its title track "Dream Candy". The group is composed of six members: Chaekyung, Chaewon,...  more

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    ONF

    WM Entertainment
    ONF is a South Korean boy group formed by WM Entertainment in 2017. The group composed of seven members: Hyojin, E-tion, J-Us, Wyatt, MK, U, and Laun. ONF debuted on August 2, 2017 with an eponymous...  more

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