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

Here is the Best K-pop Groups list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. Make sure to also vote for the best K-pop songs of 2017! 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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+ - 23,737 11,674
EXO 
                    is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
EXO

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+ - 20,094 6,115
Bangtan Boys 
                    is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

3
+ - 19,230 8,154
Big Bang 
                    is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

4
+ - 16,431 9,645
SHINee 
                    is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

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+ - 13,983 8,622
Super Junior 
                    is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

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+ - 12,966 7,086
Infinite 
                    is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

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+ - 13,437 7,187
2NE1 
                    is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

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+ - 13,544 7,623
Girls' Generation 
                    is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

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+ - 12,648 4,849
Got7 
                    is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

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+ - 13,151 6,300
G-Dragon 
                    is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

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+ - 10,493 6,707
f(x) 
                    is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

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+ - 8,947 6,270
CNBLUE 
                    is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

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+ - 9,119 5,115
Taeyang 
                    is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

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+ - 7,459 5,588
A Pink 
                    is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

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+ - 7,992 5,711
2PM 
                    is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
2PM

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+ - 8,074 5,806
Beast 
                    is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

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+ - 8,653 5,123
T.O.P 
                    is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

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+ - 5,312 1,539
Jungkook 
                    is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

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+ - 6,357 5,520
Miss A 
                    is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

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+ - 4,942 1,309
Bts V/taehyung 
                    is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

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+ - 7,610 4,498
Byun Baek-hyun 
                    is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
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+ - 6,071 3,975
VIXX 
                    is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
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+ - 4,954 2,510
Kai 
                    is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Kai

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+ - 7,583 5,497
Sandara Park 
                    is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

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+ - 7,097 5,114
Choi Minho 
                    is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

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+ - 6,355 4,543
IU 
                    is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
IU

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+ - 5,188 4,716
B1A4 
                    is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

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+ - 5,854 4,136
Ailee 
                    is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

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+ - 6,803 5,672
TVXQ 
                    is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

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+ - 4,730 3,607
Sistar 
                    is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

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+ - 5,463 3,976
BtoB 
                    is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

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+ - 8,162 5,201
MBLAQ 
                    is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

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+ - 3,028 1,013
Kim Tae-hyung 
                    is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

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+ - 3,306 1,632
Luhan 
                    is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

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+ - 3,645 1,638
Chanyeol 
                    is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

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+ - 3,206 967
Suga 
                    is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

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+ - 3,171 1,079
Jin 
                    is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
Jin

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+ - 3,005 1,698
Do Kyung-soo 
                    is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

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+ - 5,686 3,968
Lee Taemin 
                    is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

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+ - 2,875 1,055
Rap Monster 
                    is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

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+ - 2,426 1,150
Seventeen 
                    is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

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+ - 2,887 1,004
J-Hope 
                    is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

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+ - 4,318 2,755
L 
                    is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups
L

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+ - 4,641 3,725
Block B 
                    is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

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+ - 2,960 1,482
Park Chan-yeol 
                    is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

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+ - 5,379 4,455
SMTOWN 
                    is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

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+ - 4,783 4,396
Teen Top 
                    is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

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+ - 2,726 1,741
B.A.P 
                    is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

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+ - 1,837 591
Jimin 
                    is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups

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+ - 4,140 4,223
U-KISS 
                    is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best K-Pop Groups