The whole world has been hit by the phenomenal wave of kpop. Kpop is basically a term used for music and culture surrounding the Korean language. They usually come from Korea, but many Kpop group members also come from Japan, China, and Thailand. Most of the artists are formed through companies. The artists train under a company for about 6-7 years, some train for 1 day and some for about 10 years. They train in skills such as singing, rapping, and dancing. The most popular entertainment companies now are HYBE Entertainment (formerly known as Big Git entertainment), YG Entertainment, SM Entertainment, JYP Entertainment.
Kpop idols are extremely talented, some of them being all-rounders meaning that they can sing, dance, and as well as rap. Your favorite member of a kpop group is your bias. And, if someone keeps catching your attention other than your bias in the group and makes you rethink who your bias is, they are your bias wrecker. Suppose you like a group so much that you are part of their fandom, then you stan the kpop group. Each kpop group has its own unique style, and they aren’t afraid to try new genres and hit amazing milestones. Now let’s get down to some of the most popular kpop groups in the world.
BTS is undoubtedly the most popular kpop group of all time. The group of seven members has taken ARMYS, their fandom, on an amazing journey through their music. They are deeply involved in the process of their music, which makes fans love it more. They are signed under HYBE Entertainment ( formerly known as Big Hit Entertainment). BTS consists of seven members the leader Kim Namjoon, the eldest Kim Seokjin, Min Yoongi, Jung Heosok, Park Jimin, Kim Taehyung( stage name V), and the golden maknae Jeon Jungkook. Recently, BTS’s popularity, which was already massive, seemed to grow with their hit single Dynamite.
After Bts, Blackpink is considered the most popular kpop girl group in the world. Their fanbase BLINK is pretty large, coming close to the large number of ARMYs. They consist of the talented four members the eldest Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and the youngest Lisa. All of the Blackpink members are considered all-rounders as all of them can sing, rap and dance. They are known for their girl crush image, and fans are delighted to see that they are starting to experiment with new forms of music. They had debuted in 2016 and are signed under YG entertainment. Blackpink has retained incredible feat as they are breaking records in the blink of an eye.
Naturally, the nation’s girl group Twice would be on this list. Twice has been known for the cutesy concept and visuals, but fans see more in them than that. Twice had to fight their way to debut in the survival show ‘Sixteen.’ Twice is currently signed under JYP Entertainment. Twice consists of nine members, The eldest Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Momo, Sana, the leader Jihyo, Mina, Dahyun, Chaeyoung, and Tzuyu. Twice’s fanbase is called ONCE. ONCE are mostly from Japan, China, and other Asian countries. They have outsold tickets on their world tours and have been topping charts on each of their comebacks. Their most recent song is Kura Kura.
Exo is another super popular group from Kpop. Some of their most popular songs are Love Shot and Growl. They have excellent visuals, mega vocals, and amazing rappers. All of the members are signed under SM Entertainment. The band debuted with twelve members divided into two subgroups Exo-K and Exo-M. The Exo-K members are Suho, Baekhyun, Chanyeol, D.O., Kai, and Sehun. The Exo-M members consisting of the members Xiumin, Lay, and Chen and former members Kris, Luhan, and Tao. Their mega-giant fanbase is known as Exo-L’s, who love them for their amazing talents, and did I mention their visuals?
5. Red Velvet
The amazing, talented and beautiful kpop girl group Red Velvet is one of the most versatile groups on this list and in Kpop. They are signed under Sm Entertainment. Some of their hits are Red Flavour, Russian Roulette, Peek-A-Boo, and the most recent Psycho. Red Velvet consists of five members The leader and the eldest Irene, Seulgi, Wendy, Joy, and the youngest Yeri. They had their first song with their song ‘Happiness’ with four of the elder members as Yeri was too young; later, when Yeri came of age, they debuted as a full group with their song Ice Cream Cake which is considered as their debut song.
Mamamoo is known for its amazing vocalizing abilities. They are super fun, going back to the time they dressed as Teletubbies at MAMA’s. Mamamoo consists of four members the leader Solar, Moonybul, Wheein, and the youngest Hwasa. They are signed under RBW entertainment, and their fandom’s name is MooMoos, Moo means radish in Korean, so fans bring radish at their fan meetings, and Mamamoo has even made their lightstick the shape of a radish. Mamamoo has proved their vocals again and again, like the time Solar did pole dancing while performing live.
Bigbang is one of the most iconic boy bands in kpop history. They had debuted as a five-member group the leader G.Dragon, T.O.P, Taeyang, Daesung, and formerly Seungri. Their top hits are Bang Bang Bang and Fantastic Baby. They have signed under YG Entertainment. They had debuted with their amazing song ‘We Belong Together’ with their first album in 2006. Their fans are called V.I.P’s, one of the largest fandoms in Kpop.
8. Girls Generation
Girls Generation is also known as the nation’s band. The kpop group is considered the best female kpop group ever. They consisted of nine members but became eight members when Jessica left the group. The group consists of the leader Taeyeon, Sunny, Tiffany, Hyoyeon, Yuri, Sooyoung, Yoona, and Seohyun. Some of the members have left the group while others have renewed the contact although the group hasn’t disbanded.
Nct is one of the most talented, if not the most talented, kpop groups. All of the members are extremely talented. They can sing, rap amazingly, and have awesome dancing talent. They are divided into sub-units NCT U, NCT 127, NCT Dream. NCT translates into Neo Culture Technology. NCTzens is the name of their loyal fanbase; they also called their fans. Seasonies; the members say this to show that their fans are precious as the four seasons.
TXT stands for ‘Tomorrow By Together.’ It has super talented and hella handsome members. The group consists of five members the leader Soobin, the eldest Yeonjun, Beomgyu, Taehyun, and the youngest, Huening Kai. The group is the dongsaengs of the most popular kpop group BTS. But they haven’t earned only through that. They are incredibly hard-working. They had debuted in 2019 with their song ‘Crown’ and since then have released two studio albums ad amazing bops like ‘Run Away’ and ‘Blue Hour.’ Their loving fans are called MOA; the name is an acronym of ‘Moment of Alwaysness’
Itzy is the it-girl group. They have been garnering fans since they debuted in 2019 under JYP entertainment. The group is of five members, namely, the leader and the eldest Yeji, Lia, Ryujin, Chaeryoung, and the youngest Yuna. Their fandom is called MIDZY, meaning ‘to trust.’ They are signed under JYP entertainment and are dongsaengs of the famous girl group Twice. Their most popular songs are Not Shy, Wannabe, and their debut song Dalla Dalla.
(G)I-dle is a super unique girl group. Fans love their vocals, rap, and dance. Their latest song, ‘Hwaa,’ is just amazing. The group consists of six members the leader Soyeon, the eldest Miyeon, Minnie, Soojin, Yuqi, and the youngest Shuhua. They had established themselves with their debut song ‘Latata,’ which is a bop. Many of their songs are by their leader Soyeon. They have signed under Cube entertainment. Their fandom’s name is Neverland.
13. Stray Kids
Stray Kids is an amazingly talented kpop boy group signed under JYP entertainment. It consists of eight talented members, named the leader and the eldest Bangchan, Lee Know, Changbin, Hyunjin, Han, Felix, Seungmin, and I.N. They had amazing comebacks last year with ‘God’s Menu’ and ‘Back Door.’ Their fandom’s name is STAY. STAYs can’t wait for their comeback this year.
Aespa had debuted last year in 2020 and since then has been garnering a lot of fans. Like many SM entertainment artists, they have amazing vocals, which they showed off while performing live. They had debuted with the addictive song Black Mamba and earlier this year had made a comeback with their song ‘Forever,’ which is drastically different from their debut song. Forever is softer than Black Mamba, concluding that these girls can be pretty versatile like their sunbaemins Red Velvet. Aespa is a four-member girl group with the leader and the eldest Karina, Giselle, Winter, and their youngest member Ningning. Their fandom name is MY, meaning the most precious friend.
Enhyphen is another rookie group that has been gaining a lot of attention. They debuted last year in November, and the members were made through the survival show I-Land. They are under Belift lab, a joint venture between Cj ENM and HYBE labels. The group consists of seven members, named the leader and maknae Ni-Ki, the eldest Jungon, Heesung, Jay, Sunghoon, and Sunoo. They had debuted with their amazing song ‘Given-Taken’ and have been recently planning for a comeback and have released for ‘Drunk Dazed.’ Their fandom’s name is ENGENE.