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List Rules Artists who come from Korea and perform mostly pop music

K-pop groups list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. The genre of K-pop sometimes includes a range of musical styles - pop and rock, yes, but even metal and r&b. The main defining characteristics of K-Pop are the music's origins - South Korea - and the audiovisual elements that usually go with the songs. This list of the top K-pop groups in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date and current list. K-pop groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all the bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest K-pop bands of all time, since the most famous K-pop artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by the actual fans.

You can click on the K-pop band names to see more information about that particular notable group. If they're near the top of the best list, they should have at least some information available. All the top K-pop bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the band names themselves, and some might even appear on this list of the best k-pop dancers.

Use every item on this list to make your own, from Big Bang to Girl's Generation - from your favorite all-girl Korean bands to the best kpop boy bands. Rock the vote (not the boat) by clicking thumbs up on your favorite artists. Show your appreciation for artists like EXO or 2NE1 by voting for them.

This list answers the questions "who are the best k-pop bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest k-pop musician ever?" However, even the best artists might have ended up on this list of k-pop idols who committed a crime.

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular K-pop bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote. If Korean rock music is what you like, check out this list of the best Korean rock bands and musicians.

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+ - 22,022 10,164
EXO 
                    is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
EXO

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+ - 17,440 7,280
Big Bang 
                    is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Big Bang Hip hop music, Synthpop Rock music

3
+ - 15,351 8,727
SHINee 
                    is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
SHINee Synthpop, Pop music Electronic music

4
+ - 16,564 5,151
Bangtan Boys (BTS) 
                    is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

5
+ - 12,971 7,864
Super Junior 
                    is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Super Junior Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop Synthpop

6
+ - 12,283 6,555
2NE1 
                    is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
2NE1 Urban contemporary, Hip hop music Synthpop

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+ - 12,087 6,444
Infinite 
                    is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Infinite Pop music, Contemporary R&B Dance music

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+ - 12,481 6,956
Girls' Generation 
                    is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Girls' Generation Pop punk, Bubblegum pop Ballad

9
+ - 11,106 4,479
Got7 
                    is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Got7 Hip hop music, Dance music Contemporary R&B - Boy,Kpop,Hip Hop,New Boyband

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+ - 12,043 5,778
G-Dragon 
                    is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
G-Dragon Hip hop music, Pop music Contemporary R&B

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+ - 9,899 6,225
f(x) 
                    is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
f(x) Synthpop, Pop music Rock music

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+ - 8,509 5,769
CNBLUE 
                    is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
CNBLUE Rock music, Pop rock Power pop

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+ - 8,398 4,681
Taeyang 
                    is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Taeyang Hip hop music, Pop music Contemporary R&B

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+ - 7,529 5,256
2PM 
                    is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
2PM Hip hop music, Pop music Dance music

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+ - 6,824 5,117
A Pink 
                    is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
A Pink Pop music, Dance-pop K-pop

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+ - 7,728 5,346
Beast 
                    is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Beast Hip hop music, Synthpop Pop music

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+ - 8,009 4,714
T.O.P 
                    is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
T.O.P Hip hop music, K-pop

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+ - 5,983 5,075
Miss A 
                    is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Miss A Synthpop, Pop music Teen pop

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+ - 6,952 5,099
Sandara Park 
                    is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Sandara Park Hip hop music, Synthpop Pop music

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+ - 3,993 1,159
Jungkook 
                    is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

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+ - 6,858 4,107
Byun Baek-hyun 
                    is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Baek-hyun lead vocals  

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+ - 5,562 3,615
VIXX 
                    is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
VIXX K-pop - kpop

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+ - 3,585 982
Bts V/taehyung 
                    is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

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+ - 4,306 2,146
Kai 
                    is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Kai Pop music

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+ - 6,578 4,753
Choi Minho 
                    is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Minho Hip hop music, Pop music Dance-pop

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+ - 4,859 4,372
B1A4 
                    is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
B1A4 Synthpop, Dance-pop K-pop

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+ - 6,534 5,305
TVXQ 
                    is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
TVXQ Hip hop music, Popular music Pop music

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+ - 5,819 4,188
IU 
                    is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
IU Ballad, K-pop

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+ - 5,461 3,786
Ailee 
                    is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Ailee Synthpop, Rhythm and blues K-pop

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+ - 4,297 3,286
Sistar 
                    is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Sistar Hip hop music, Pop music Hip Hop

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+ - 7,680 4,828
MBLAQ 
                    is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
MBLAQ Pop music, Contemporary R&B Dance music

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+ - 4,996 3,666
BtoB 
                    is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
BTOB Pop and rap music, k-pop

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+ - 2,778 1,283
Exo 
                    is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Exo

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+ - 2,709 1,298
Luhan 
                    is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Luhan

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+ - 2,505 1,373
Do Kyung-soo 
                    is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

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+ - 5,276 3,645
Lee Taemin 
                    is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Taemin Pop music, Dance-pop Contemporary R&B

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+ - 2,959 1,336
Chanyeol 
                    is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

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+ - 2,242 784
Bts Jin 
                    is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

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+ - 2,152 694
Suga 
                    is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

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+ - 3,893 2,432
L 
                    is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
L

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+ - 4,302 3,448
Block B 
                    is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Block B Hip hop music, Pop music Dance-pop

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+ - 2,003 750
Kim Tae-hyung 
                    is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

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+ - 4,593 4,100
Teen Top 
                    is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Teen Top Pop music, Teen pop Dance-pop

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+ - 5,050 4,144
SMTOWN 
                    is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
SMTOWN Bubblegum pop, Ballad Pop music

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+ - 2,032 721
J-Hope 
                    is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

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+ - 2,480 1,209
Park Chan-yeol 
                    is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

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+ - 2,412 1,479
B.A.P 
                    is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
B.A.P Hip hop music, Rock music Contemporary R&B

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+ - 3,927 3,931
U-KISS 
                    is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
U-KISS Ballad, Synthpop Pop music

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+ - 2,045 771
Rap Monster 
                    is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

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+ - 3,839 3,700
T-ara 
                    is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
T-ara Synthpop, Pop music Teen pop