Most Popular K-Pop Boy Groups Of 2023

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K-pop stands for Korean Popular Music which is mainstream music that originated in South Korea. It includes various genres such as pop, hip-hop, R&B, rock, jazz, gospel, electronic dance, folk, reggae, etc. K-pop gained immense popularity internationally in the 2000s. It is known for its highly polished production values, melodies, appealing music, and dance choreography.

They also generate multilingual lyrics, including Korean, Japanese, and English, to connect globally. According to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, K-pop ranked number six among the top ten music markets worldwide International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. 

Korean pop has influenced the whole World, gaining an international audience. K-pop fandoms, regardless of a specific group, people from different countries, cultures, and backgrounds come together to enjoy this genre. K-pop experienced immense growth marking a 17.9% increase in revenue growth.

In 2020 K-pop experienced record-breaking revenue growth of 44.8%. It has also played a crucial role in promoting global Korean culture in terms of tourism. It has produced many bands that have gained international recognition, such as BTS, EXO, Seventeen, NCT, BlackPink, and many more.

K-pop ideals not only influence in terms of music but are also known for their fashion-forward styles, makeup, and more. They have large fan bases worldwide. K-pop concerts and meetings with fans attract fans around the World, and South Korea has become a popular destination for K-pop enthusiasts. 

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Most Popular K-pop Boy Groups Of 2023:

1. BTS

BTS, also known as the Bangtan Boys. They debuted in 2013 under Big Hit Entertainment with the single album 2 Cool for Skool. The first Korean Japanese language album released by BTS was “Dark & Wild” and “Wake Up” in 2014. According to circle chat, as of now, BTS is the best-selling artist in South Korean history.

BTS started as a hip-hop group, but their music has evolved and has various genres, such as R&B, pop, and EDM. Their music mostly focuses on issues such as mental health, the challenges of growings ups and struggles of school-age youths, self-love, and individualism.

K-pop band BTS
BTS (Credit: Billboard)
  • Members: Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Rm, Jimin, V, and Jungkook. 
  • Active Years: 2013-present
  • Genres: K-Pop, Pop, Hip-Hop, R&B, EDM
  • Popular songs: DNA, Blood Sweat & Tears, MIC Drop, Fake Love, and Butter.
  • Official fandom name: ARMY.
  • Most recent song:  “Yet to Come (The Most Beautiful Moment).” 


SEVENTEEN is a K-pop boy group that debuted in 2015 under Pledis Entertainment. It consists of three units: the hip-hop, vocal unit, and performance unit.

SEVENTEEN is known for its strong performances, choreography, and diverse range of music, and its lyrics feature mostly youth, self-discovery, and relationships. Seventeen’s first album’s lead single, “Pretty U,” made them receive their first win at a domestic music show.

K-pop band Seventeen
  • Members: S.Coups, Jeonghan, Joshua, Jun, Hoshi, Wonwoo, Woozi, DK, Mingyu, The8, Seungkwan, Vernon, and Dino.
  • Active Years: 2015-present.
  • Genres: K-pop, Synth-Pop, Hip-Hop, R&B, and EDM.
  • Popular songs: Don’t Wanna Cry, Adore U, Very Nice, Home, and Left and Right.
  • Official fandom name: Carats.
  • Most recent song: “SUPER.” 

3. EXO

EXO is a South Korean-Chinese boy band that debuted in 2012 under SM Entertainment. Originally it had 12 members, but due to legal battles with SM entertainments, Kris, Luhan, and Tao left the group. EXO has won five “Album of the Year” awards at the Mnet Asian Music Awards and two “Artist of the Year” at Melon Music Awards.

Their lyrics’ themes include love, heartbreaks, and self-discovery. They also have achieved success in acting, modeling, and solo music. They have released music in different languages, such as Korean, Mandarin, and Japanese. Their most successful albums are “XOXO,” “EXODUS,” and “The War.”

K-pop band EXO
EXO (Credit: Soompi)
  • Members: Xiumin, Chanyeol, Suho, D.O., Lay, Baekhyun, Chen, Kai, and Sehun.
  • Former members: Kris, Luhan, and Tao
  • Active Years: 2012-present
  • Genres: K-pop, Hip hop,  R&B, EDM, Electropop, and Dance-Pop.
  • Popular Songs: Growl, Call Me Baby, Love Shot, and Monster. 
  • Official fandom name: EXO-Ls
  • Most recent song: “Don’t Fight The Feeling.” 

4. NCT

NCT (Neo Culture Technology) is a Korean boy band formed and managed by  SM Entertainment. It has 22 members, which are divided into five sub-units NCT U, WayV, NCT 127, NCT Dream, and NCT DoJaeJung. They have been stated as K-Pop’s most experimental boy band because of their versatility and rap abilities and the concept of having limitless members. 

K-pop band NCT
NCT (Credit: South China Morning Post)
  • Members: Taeil, Taeyong, Doyoung, Ten, Jaehyun, Mark, Yuta, Winwin, Haechan, Reniun, Jeno, Jaemin, Chenle, Jisung, Johnny, Jungwoo, Kun, Xiaojun, Hendery, Yangyang, Shotaro, Sungchan.
  • Active Years: 2016-present
  • Genres: K-pop, C-pop, J-pop, Hip-Hop, R&B, EDM.
  • Popular songs: Cherry Bomb, Lemonade, Touch, We Young, and Switch.
  • Official fandom name: NCTzen or NCTizen.
  • Most viewed NCT music video of all time: NCT Video Playlist

5. BtoB

BtoB (Born to Beat) was formed in 2012 by Cube Entertainment.  Originally a septet, Jung Il-hoon departed from the group on December 31, 2020.

On March 21, 2012, BtoB debuted by performing “Insane” and “Imagine” on M Countdown. The group’s debut EP was released on April 3, 2012. Their first full-length album, “Complete,” was released in June 2015. They also made their Japanese Debut with “Wow” under the Japanese agency Kiss Entertainment.

K-pop band BtoB
BtoB (Credit: Sportskeeda)
  • Member:  Seo Eun-kwang, Lee Min-hyuk, Lee Chang-sub, Im Hyun-sik, Peniel Shin and Yook Sung-jae.
  • Former member: Jung Il-hoon
  • Active Years: 2012-present
  • Genres: K-Pop, Dance-Pop, R&B, Ballad, Jazz, and J-pop.
  • Popular songs: “Missing You,” “For You,” “Only One for Me,” and “Beautiful Pain.”
  • The most recent song: is “Wind And Wish.”
  • Official fandom name: MELODY
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6. The Boyz

The Boyz is formed and managed by IST Entertainment. The group debuted in 2017. Hwall was also a member of this group until he departed from the group in October 2019. Their first overseas performance was at the 12th Asian Film Awards on March 17 in Macau. The Group won the “Best New Male Artist Award” at Melon Music award on December 1, 2018. On May 7, they won “The Show” on SBS MTV.

The Boyz
The Boyz (Credit: Billboard)
  • Members: Sangyeon, Jacob, Younghoon, Hyunjae, Juyeon, Kevin, New, Q, Ju Haknyeon, Sunwoo, and Eric.
  • Former Member: Hwall 
  • Active Years: 2017-present
  • Genres: K-Pop, Hip-Hop, R&B, and Synthpop.
  • Popular songs:  The Stealer, Thrill Ride, Reveal, and D.D.D.
  • Official fandom name: Deobi.


TEEN TOP was formed by TOP Media in 2010. It has four members. The fifth member C.A.P. left the group in May 2023. They debuted with their single album Come into the World. Their first award was on KBS Music Bank with Going Crazy. In 2009,  they participated in the survival show “Rising 100:.” 

K-pop band Teen Top
TEEN TOP (Credit: Kpopping)
  • Members: Chunji, Niel, Ricky, and Changjo.
  • Former Member: C.A.P. and L. Joe.
  • Active Years: 2010-present.
  • Genres: K-pop.
  • Popular songs: Clap, Be My Girl, Miss Right, and Going Crazy.
  • Official fandom name: Angels.
  • Most recent song: “TO YOU.”


Monsta X was formed through the reality survival program “No. Mercy ” under Starship Entertainment. They debuted in 2015 with their first EP, Trespass. Originally, it had seven members, but Wonhoo left the group in October 2019.  They have also worked with international artists such as French Montana, Steve Aoki, and

K-pop band Monsta X
MONSTA X (Credit: Quora)
  • Members: Shownu, Minhyuk, Kihyun, Hyungwon, Joohoney, and I.M
  • Former member: Wonhoo.
  • Active Years: 2015-present.
  • Genres: K-Pop, Hip-Hop, Trap, EDM, and R&B.
  • Popular songs: Love Killa, Beautiful Liar, Who Do You Love, and Shoot Out.
  • Official fandom name: MONBEBE

9. SHINee

SHINee was formed by SM Entertainment in 2008. Their musical impact earned them the title “Princes of K-pop.” SHINee debuted in 2008 with their extended play, Replay, on SBS’s Inkigayo with their single “Replay.” Originally it was a group of five members, but vocalist Jonghyun died in December 2017.

K-pop band SHINee
SHINee (Credit: ALLKpop)
  • Members: Onew, Key, Minho, and Taemin.
  • Former members: Jonghyun.
  • Active Years: 2008-present.
  • Genres: K-Pop, J-Pop, R&B, EDM, Hip-Hop.
  • Popular songs: Everybody, Lucifer, Stand By Me, and Ring Ding Dong.
  • Official fandom name: SHAWOLS


Stray Kids was formed by JYP Entertainment in 2017 through a reality show. They released their pre-debut extended play mixtape in January 2018 and officially debuted on March 25 with the extended play I Am Not. Originally there were nine members, but Woonji left in 2019 due to unknown reasons.

K-pop band Stray Kids
Stray Kids (Credit: Showbiz CheatSheet)
  • Members: Bang Chan, Han, Lee Know, Seungmin, Changbin, Hyunjin, Felix, and I.N.
  • Former member: Woonji.
  • Active Years: 2017-present.
  • Genres: K-Pop, Hip-Hop, and Electronica.
  • Popular songs: MANIAC, Red Light, Christmas Evel, Back Door, and Double Knot.
  • Official fandom name: STAY 

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Astro was formed by Fantagio through the rookie talent development program “iTeen Boys,” which was created by the Fantagio agency. They released their debut extended play Spring Up, alongside its lead single, “Hide & Seek,” on February 23, 2016. Rocky left the group in February 2023, while Moonbin died in April 2023.

Astro (Credit: Soompi)
  • Members: MJ, Jinjin, Cha Eun-woo, and Yoon San-ha.
  • Former members: Rocky, Moonbin. 
  • Active Years: 2018-present.
  • Genres: K-Pop, Electropop, Synth-Pop, R&B.
  • Popular songs:  Candy Sugar Pop, Something Something, More, Like Stars, and Alive.
  • Official fandom name: AROHA

12. TXT 

TXT (Tomorrow X Together) was formed by Bit Hit Entertainment, now known as Bit Hit Music. They debuted on March 4, 2019, with the extended play The Dream Chapter, Star. Their song themes are based on dreams, self-discovery, and stories of youths.

K-pop band TXT
TXT (Credit: Pinterest)
  • Members: Yeonjun, Soobin, Beomgyu, Taehyun, and HueningKai. 
  • Active Years: 2019-present.
  • Genres: K-Pop, Alternative R&B, Pop Rock, Pop Punk.
  • Popular songs: Tinnitus, Sugar Rush Ride, Blue Hour, Devil by the Window, and Good Boy Gone Bad.
  • Official fandom name: MOA (Moments Of Alwaysness)


WINNER was formed in 2013 by YG Entertainment through Mnet’s survival program WIN. They made their official debut in 2014 with the studio album 2014 S/S. Officially there were five members, but Taehyun left the group in November 2016 for his mental health and well-being.

K-pop band Winner
Winner (Caption: KpopStarz)
  • Members: Jinu, Hoony, Mino, and Seungyoon.
  • Former member: Taehyun.
  • Active Years: 2013-present.
  • Genres: K-Pop, Alternative Pop, R&B, Hip-Hop.
  • Popular songs: SOSO, Remember, Every Day, Millions, and Hold.
  • Official fandom name: Inner Circle.


PENTAGON is a multinational boy band formed by Cube Entertainment in 2016. PENTAGON completes the five elements of an idol: vocal/rap, dance, teamwork, talent, and mind. They released their self-titled debut EP on October 10, 2016. They made their official debut on October 10, 2016, with ten members. Originally there were ten members, but E’Dawn left the group in 2018.

K-pop band Pentagon
Pentagon (Credit: Kepoper)
  • Members: Jinho, Hui, Hongseok, Shinwon, Yeo One, Yan An, Yuto, Kino and Wooseok.
  • Former members: E’Dawn. 
  • Active Years: 2016-present.
  • Genres: K-Pop, Electronic, Dance-Pop.
  • Popular songs: The Game, Shine & Spring Snow, Feelin’ Like, Do or Not, and Gorilla. 
  • Official fandom name: UNIVERSE


INFINITE was formed by Woollim Entertainment in 2010. They debuted in June 2010 with their EP First Invasion.  Originally it was a seven members group, but Hoya departed from the group on August 30, 2017.

K-pop band Infinite
Infinite (Caption: KpopHit)
  • Members: Sungkyu, Sungyeol, L, Dongwoo, Woohyun, and Sungjong. 
  • Former member: Hoya. 
  • Active Years: 2010-present.
  • Genres: K-Pop, R&B, Dance-Pop, Electronic.
  • Popular songs: Paradise, Man In Love Destiny, Be Mine, and The Chase.
  • Official fandom name: Woollim Ent.


Treasure was formed by YG Entertainment through YG Treasure Box in 2019. They debuted with the single album The First Step: Chapter One-the first in a tetralogy of albums. Originally it had twelve members, but later, Bang Ye-dam and Mashiho departed from the group in November 2022.

K-pop band Treasure
Treasure (Credit: Kepoper)
  • Members:  Choi Hyun-suk, Asahi, Jihoon, Junkyu, Yoon Jae-hyuk, Doyoung, Yoshi, Haruto, Park Jeong-woo, and So Jung-hwan.
  • Former members: Mashiho and Bang Ye-dam. 
  • Active Years: 2020-present.
  • Genres: K-pop, Dance, Hip-Hop.
  • Popular songs: Hello, Volkno, Thank You, Hold it In, and Gonna Be Fine.
  • Official fandom name: TREASURE MAKER
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Ateez (A TEEnager Z) is formed by KQ Entertainment. They debuted in 2018 on October 24 with “Pirate King ” and with the extended play Treasure EP1: All to Zero. Their song themes are based on adventure and exploration.

K-pop band Ateez
Ateez (Credit: Pxfuel)
  • Members: Hongjoong, Yeosang, Yunho, San, Mingi, Wooyoung, Seonghwa, and Jongho. 
  • Active Years: 2018-present.
  • Genres: K-Pop, Hip-Hop, Trap, EDM.
  • Popular songs: Utopia, Wonderland, Deja Vu, Say My Name, and Fireworks.
  • Official fandom name: ATINY


ENHYPEN is a boy band formed by Belift Lab, a joint venture between CJ ENM and Hybe Corporation, through the 2020 survival competition show I-Land. They debuted with the extended play Border: Day One on November 30, 2020.

K-pop band Enhypen
ENHYPEN (Credit: Times of India)
  • Members: Heeseung, Jay, Jake, Sunghoon, Sunoo, Jungwon, and Ni-ki.
  • Active Years: 2020-present.
  • Genres: K-Pop, Dance-Pop, Electropop, R&B, Hip-Hop.
  • Popular songs: Blessed-Cursed, Polaroid Love, Tamed-Dashed, Drunk-Dazed, and Go Big Or Go Home.
  • Official fandom name: ENGINE


Super Junior, also known as SJ or SuJu, was formed by the founder of SM Entertainment, Lee Soo-man, in 2005. Originally it had 12 members but Han Geng, Kibum, and Kangin departed from the group in 2011, 2015, and 2019 respectively.

K-pop band Super Junior
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  • Members: Leeteuk, Heechul, Siwon, Yesung, Sungmin, Eunhyuk, Donghae, Ryeowook, Shindong, and Kyuhyun.
  • Former members: Han Geng, Kibum, and Kangin. 
  • Active Years: 2005-present.
  • Genres: K-pop, dance-pop, electropop, R&B, and hip-hop.
  • Popular songs: Don’t Leave Me, Andante, So I, Daydream, and The Lucky Ones.
  • Official fandom name: E.L.F


Wanna One is formed by CJ E&M through the second season of Produce 101. They debuted on August 7, 2017, under Swing Entertainment and CJ E&M.

K-pop band Wanna One
Wanna One (Credit: Koeaboo)
  • Members: Kang Daniel, Park Ji-hoon, Lee Dae-hi, Kim Jae-hwan, Ong Seong-wu, Park Woo-jin, Lai Kuan-lin, Yoon Ji-sung, Hwang Min-hyun, Bae Jin-young and Ha Sung-woon.
  • Active Years: 2017-2019. 2021-2022.
  • Genres: K-pop, Hip hop, Dance-pop.
  • Popular songs: Energetic, Spring Breeze, Twilight, Pick Me, and Light.
  • Official fandom name: WANNABLE

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21. VIXX

VIXX is formed by Jellyfish Entertainment through the 2012 reality show MyDOL. They debuted with their first single, “Super Hero,” on May 24, 2012. Originally there were six members, but Hongbin and Ravi left the group in 2020 and 2023, respectively.

K-pop band VIXX
VIXX (Credit: What The Kpop)
  • Members: N, Leo, Ken, and Hyuk.
  • Former members: Hongbin and Ravi. 
  • Active Years: 2012-present.
  • Genres: K-Pop
  • popular songs: Chained Up, The Closer, Light Up The Dreams, Rock Ur Body, and Say U Say Me.
  • Official fandom name: STARLIGHT

22. 2PM

JYP Entertainment forms 2PM. They debuted with the song “10 out of 10”. 2PM has six members. Originally there were seven members, but Jaebeom left the group in 2009.

K-pop band 2PM
2PM (Credit: Kpopmap)
  • Members: Jun. K (formerly known as Junsu), Nichkhun, Taecyeon, Wooyoung, Junho, and, Chansung. 
  • Former members: Jaebeom.
  • Active Years: 2008-2017. 2021-present.
  • Genres: K-Pop, Hip-Hop, Electronic, R&B
  • Popular songs: Comeback When You Hear This Song, All Day I Think Of You, Hands Up, Open Happiness, and You Leave Me.
  • Official fandom name: HOTTEST

23. Cravity

Cravity is formed by Starship Entertainment. They debuted in 2020 on April 14 with their EP Season 1. Hideout: Remember Who We Are. The group was dubbed ”Monster Rookies” in 2020.

K-pop band Cravity
Cravity (Credit: KpopStarz)
  • Members: Serim, Allen, Jungmo, Woobin, Wonjin, Minhee, Hyeongjun, Taeyoung, and Seongmin. 
  • Active Years: 2020-present.
  • Genres: K-Pop, Dance-Pop, Hip-Hop
  • Popular songs: Top Of The Chain, Breathing, Call My Name, and Break All The Rule.
  • Official fandom name: LUVITY.

24. TVXQ

TVXQ (Tong Vfang Xien Qi) is a male pop duo formed by SM Entertainment in 2003. They are also known as Tohoshinki in Japan and are sometimes also known as DBSK (Dong Bang Shin Ki). Their First physical release was the single “Hug”(2004).

K-pop band TVXQ
TVXQ (Credit: Korean Quiz)
  • Members:  U-Know Yunho and Max Changmin.
  • Former members: Hero Jaejoong, Micky Yoochun, and Xiah Junsu.
  • Active Years: 2003-present.
  • Genres: K-Pop, Pop, Dance, R&B, Electronic, Rock.
  • Popular songs: Keep Your Head Down, Maximum, The Chance Of Love, Purple Line, and Parallel Parallel.
  • Official fandom name: Cassiopeia.

25. DKZ

DKZ is formed by Dongyo Entertainment. They debuted in February 2019 by releasing a single album, “Dongkiz on the Block,” on April 24.

K-pop band DKZ
DKZ (credit: Koreaboo)
  • Members: Kyoungyoon, Sehyeon, Mingyu, Jaechan, Jonghyeong, and Giseok.
  • Former members: Wondae and Munik departed in March 2022 and February 2023, respectively.
  • Active Years: 2019-present.
  • Genres: K-Pop, Dance Covers.
  • Popular songs: NOM, All I Need Is You, Block Buster, Complete Me, and Crazy Night.
  • Official fandom name: DONGKIZ

26. ONF

ONF (On/Off) is a South Korean-Japanese band formed by WM Entertainment.  They released their debut EP and its lead single, “ON/OFF,” on August 2, 2017.

K-pop band ONF
ONF (credit: Allkpop)
  • Members: Hyojin, E-Tion, J-Us, Wyatt, MK, and U.
  • Former members: Luan left the group on August 23, 2019.
  • Active Years: 2017-present.
  • Genres: K-Pop, Dance
  • Popular songs: On/Off, Difficult, If We Dream, Original,  and Cat Waltz.
  • Official fandom name: FUSE

27. OnlyOneOf

OnlyOneOf stands for “Someone’s only one” and is a band formed by 8D Entertainment in 2019. They debuted on May 28, 2019, with Dot Point Jump.

K-pop band OnlyOneOf
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  • Members: KB, Junji, Nine, Rie, Mill, and Yoojung.
  • Former members: Love left the group on August 2 due to personal reasons.
  • Active Years: 2019-present.
  • Genres: K-Pop
  • Popular songs: Seoul Drift, LibidO, Suit Dance, Skinz, and Dora Maar.
  • Official fandom name: IyOn

28. Golden Child

Golden Child was formed by Woollim Entertainment in 2017. They debuted on August 28, 2017, with their EP Gol-Cha!.

K-pop band Golden Child
Golden Child (Credit: Kpopmap)
  • Members: Daeyeol, Y, Jangjun, Tag, Seungmin, Jaehyun, Jibeom, Donghyun, Joochan, and Bomin. 
  • Former member: Jaeseok departed due to health issues in 2018.
  • Active Years: 2017-present.
  • Genres: K-Pop, Dance-Pop, Future Bass, Reggaeton
  • Popular songs: Wannabe, Ra Pam Pam, Burn it, DamDaDi, and Replay.
  • Official fandom name: GOLDENNESS

29. Highlight

Highlight formerly known as Beast. In 2016 they moved labels from Cube Entertainment to Around Us Entertainment, and at that time only, they changed their name to Highlight in 2017.

K-pop band Highlight
Highlight (Credit: KpopHit)
  • Members:  Yoon Doo-Joon, Yang Yo-seob, Lee Gi-kwang, and Son Dong-Woon. 
  • Former members: Jang Hyun-Seung and Yong Jun-Hyung .
  • Active Years: 2009-present.
  • Genres: K-Pop
  • Popular songs: Beautiful Night, Ribbon, Shadow, Not The End, and Plz Don’t Be Sad.
  • Official fandom name: LIGHT
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30. GOT7

GOT7 is formed by JYP Entertainment. They debuted in January 2014 with the release of their first EP (extended play), “Got It?” In late 2014, they signed with Sony Music Entertainment Japan and released their Japanese-language single “Around the World.”

K-pop band GOT7
Got7 (Credit: IWNBuzz)
  • Members: Jay B, Youngjae, Jackson, Jinyoung, BamBam, Mark, and Yugyeom.
  • Active Years: 2014-present.
  • Genres: K-Pop, Hip-Hop, Trap, and R&B
  • Popular songs: Just Right, You Are, Never Ever, Stop Stop It, Girls Girls Girls, and Confession Song.
  • Official fandom name: IGOT7 

31. SF9

SF9 (Sensational Feeling 9) is formed by FNC Entertainment. They Debuted the album Feeling Sensation with the lead single “Fanfare,” released on October 5, 2016.

K-pop band SF9
SF9 (Credit: Story Kpop)
  • Members: Youngbin, Inseong, Jaeyoon, Dawon, Rowoon, Zuho, Yoo Taeyang, Hwiyoung, and Chani.
  • Active Years: 2016-present.
  • Genres: K-Pop, Dance-Pop, R&B, Hip-Hop.
  • Popular songs: Good Guy, Now or Never, Tear Drop, O Sole Mio, and Mamma Mia!
  • Official fandom name: FANTASY

32. Shinhwa

Shinhwa is a Seoul-based band launched by SM Entertainment on March 24, 1998. They later signed with Good Entertainment in 2004 and created their own Shinhwa Company after that. 

K-pop band Shinhwa
Shinhwa (Credit: KpopStarz)
  • Members:  Eric Mun, Lee Min-woo, Kim Dong-wan, Shin Hye-sung, Jun Jin, and Andy Lee.
  • Active Years: 1998-present.
  • Genres: K-Pop, R&B, Dance, Hip-Hop, Electropop
  • Popular songs: Sniper, This Love, Wild Eyes, Kiss Me Like That, and Grief.
  • Official fandom name: Shinhwa Changjo


VERIVERY (VRVR) was formed by Jellyfish Entertainment in 2018. They made their debut with Veri-Us on January 9, 2019.

K-pop band Verivery
Verivery (Credit: South China Morning Post)
  • Members: Dongheon, Hoyoung, Minchan, Gyehyeon, Yeonho, Yongseung, and Kangmin.
  • Active Years: 2018-present.
  • Genres: K-pop
  • Popular songs: My Beauty, Ring Ring Ring, Tag Tag Tag, G.B.T.B, and Undercover.
  • Official fandom name: VERRER

34. B1A4

B1A4 is formed by WM Entertainment. They debuted EP Let’s Fly on April 23, 2011, with the single “O.K.” They have released nine studio albums, including 4 Korean and 5 Japanese.

K-pop band B1A4
B1A4 (Credit: Reddit)
  • Members: CNU, Sandeul, Gongchan.
  • Former members: Jinyoung and Baro had left the group.
  • Active Years: 2011-present.
  • Genres: K-Pop
  • Popular songs: A Lie, Tried to Walk, What’s Happening?, Baby I’m Sorry, and Happy Days.
  • Official fandom name: BANA

35. F.T. Island

F.T. Island (short for Five Treasure Land) was formed by FNC Entertainment in 2007. They debuted on the music television program M! Countdown on June 7, 2007, with the single “Love Sick.” 

K-pop band F.T Island
F.T Island (Credit: Kpop-profiles)
  • Members: Lee Hong-gi (vocalist), Lee Jae-jin (bassist), and Choi Min-hwan (drummer).
  • Former members: Song Seung-Hyun and Choi Jong-hoon.
  • Active Years: 2007-present.
  • Genres: K-Rock, Pop
  • Popular songs: Take Me Now, Like Birds, Friendship, To The Light, and Bad Woman.
  • Official fandom name: PRIMADONNA

36. Up10tion

Up10tion (Up tension) was formed by TOP Median in 2015. They debuted with the extended play Top Secret, which includes the debut single “So Dangerous.” They made their Japanese debut with extended play ID in 2017. 

On January 6, it was officially announced that X1 had disbanded. This came as the result of the vote manipulation controversy that surrounded the popular survival show “Produce X 101”. After that, former member Wooseok started his career as a solo member.

K-pop band UP10tion
UP10tion (Credit: Allkpop)
  • Members: Kuhn, Kogyeol, Bitto, Sunyoul, and Gyujin.
  • Former members: Jinhoo, Lee Jin-hyuk, Kim Woo-Seok, Hwanhee, and Xiao left the group in 2023.
  • Active Years: 2015-present
  • Genres: K-Pop, Hip-Hop, Electronica
  • Up10tion’s popular songs: Are So, Dangerous, White Night, Blue Rose, Going Crazy, and Attention.
  • Official fandom name: HONEY10

37. JYJ

JYJ (Junsu/Yuchun/Jejung) is managed by C-Jes Entertainment and was formed in 2010 by Kim Junsu, Kim Jae-joong, and Park Yoo-chun. They are former members of TVXQ. They released their first debut record, the Japanese EP The…, in April 2010.

It was the first group to achieve a milestone by performing in Chile and Peru.

JYJ (Credit: Soompi)
  • Members: Kim Junsu, Kim Jae-joong
  • Former member: Park Yoo-chun.
  • Active Years: 2010-2015
  • Genres: K-Pop, Dance, and R&B.
  • Popular songs: Found You, Get Out, Back Seat, So So, and Boy’s Letter.

38. Tempest

Tempest is under Yuehua Entertainment. They made their debut with their extended play (EP), It’s Me, It”s We, on March 2, 2022. Their second EP was Shinning Up, with which they made their comeback.

K-pop band Tempest
Tempest (Credit: Allkpop)
  • Members: Hanbin, Hyeongseop, Hyuk, Eunchan, Lew, Hwarang, and Taerae. 
  • Active Years: 2022-present
  • Genres: K-Pop, Hip-Hop.
  • Popular songs: Can’t Stop Shining, Bad News, Young & Wild, Bad At Love, and Only One Day.
  • Official fandom name: iE


ONEUS is formed by RBW. They released their debut extended play, “Light Us,” on January 9, 2019. RBW initiated the pre-debut project “RBW Trainee Real Life- We will debut” in 2017 to show the talents of male trainees.

K-pop band ONEUS
ONEUS (Credit: We Got This Covered)
  • Members: Seoho, Leedo, Keonhee, Hwanwoong, and Xion.
  • Former members: Ravn left the group on October 27, 2022.
  • Active Years: 2018-present
  • Genres: K-Pop
  • Popular songs: Light Us, Zig Zag, Fly Me To The Moon, Eye Contact, and Red Thread.
  • Official fandom name:  TO MOON

40. Victon

Victon was formed by IST Entertainment in 2016. They debuted with their Extended Play “Voice to New World” on November 9, 2016.  They have participated in many television survival programs such as “MIXNINE” and “Road to Kingdom.” Their Song carries a message of self-reflection and hope.

K-pop band Viction
VICTION (Credit: Kpopping)
  • Members: Han Seung-woo, Kang Seung-sik, Lim Se-jun, Do Han-se, Choi Byung-chan, and Jung Su-bin.
  • Former Members: Heo Chan left the group on October 11, 2022.
  • Active Years: 2016-present
  • Genres: K-Pop, Dance-Pop, Hip-Hop
  • Popular songs: Nostalgic Night, What I Said, Howling, Flip A Coin, and I’m Fine.
  • Official fandom name: ALICE (Always We Love the VoICE)

41. Ciipher

Ciipher is created by South Korean singer Rain under the R.A.I.N. Company. They debuted on March 15, 2021, with the extended play; I Like You. 

K-pop band Ciipher
Ciipher (Credit: Koreaboo)
  • Members: Tan, Hwi, Hyunbin, Keita, Tag, Dohwan, and Won.
  • Active Years: 2021-present
  • Genres: K-Pop, EDM, R&B
  • Popular songs: Fame, I Like You, Solo, Stay, and Joker.
  • Official fandom name: CLUES

42. TNX

TNX (The New Six) is formed by P.Nation through a survival audition program. They debuted on May 17, 2022, with their first extended play ‘Way Up”.

K-pop band TNX
TNX (Credit: Sportskeeda)
  • Members: Kyungjun, Taehun, Hyunsoo, Junhyeok, Hwi, and Sungjun.
  • Active Years: 2021-present
  • Genres: K-Pop
  • Popular songs:  Love Or Die, I Need U, Love Never Dies, Your Favourite Melody, and WE ON.
  • Official fandom name: THX stands for TOGETHER WITH TNX

43. BAE173

BAE173 (Before Anyone Else, 1 for perfection and 73 is a lucky number) is formed and managed by PocketDol Studio. They debuted on November 19, 2020, with their first extended play, “Intersection: Spark.”

K-pop band BAE173
BAE173 (Credit: Kpop-Profiles)
  • Members: J-Min, Hangyul, Yoojun, Muzin, Junseo, Youngseo, Doha, Bit, and Dohyon.
  • Active Years: 2020-present
  • Genres: K-Pop
  • Popular songs: DaSH, JAWS, Crush On U, Annoyed, and Every little thing is You.
  • Most recent song: DaSH

Read more: 10 K-pop Groups Whose Contract Will End In 2023

By Milsi Lata

BCA student. fresher.

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