Are you curious about which group is considered as the best Kpop group of all time? South kσrєαn media outlet Yonhap News on September 7th and YouTube channel “KOREA NOW,” has named the top ten best K-pop boy groups of all time. This ranking took into account sales, tours, ability, awards won, longevity, and talent. Check the ranking below:
This 13-member K-pop boy group made their debut under Pledis Entertainment in 2015 – a hard time for their management company on the brink of bankruptcy. With hard work and constant efforts, now SEVENTEEN is increasingly shining and asserting its position in the Kpop arena. In addition, the group is widely acknowledged as “Producer-dols,” as all members have helped the group’s creative process. SEVENTEEN not only proved their talent and bravery, but also the strong attraction of one of the best K-pop boy groups of all time.
9. MONSTA X
MONSTA X was formed through the survival program “No.Mercy,” produced by their label, Starship Entertainment. Since their debut in 2015, this boy group has been nominated for several domestic and international awards. In addition, the group has seen booming popularity in jαpαn, thanks to their jαpαnese single “Spotlight.”
NCT, a boy group under SM Entertainment, is considered one of the hottest boy groups in K-pop. The group started promoting in 2016, and as of early 2021, the group is composed of 23 members. NCT’s albums are some of the highest-selling physical albums released under SM Entertainment, proving their power and influence.
2PM is one of the most popular boy groups of the second generation in the кσяєαn entertainment industry. They were known for their unique musical style, completely different from other idols at that time. Before debuting, the members had to go through an extremely rigorous and arduous training process at the management company. Therefore, the success that 2PM has achieved is completely worth the effort that they have to put in.
TVXQ first debuted as five members but became a duo consisting of Yunho and Changmin in 20011 after members Jaejoong, Yoochun, and Junsu filed lawsuits against SM Entertainment. TVXQ achieved massive success in 2008 following the release of “Mirotic,” which is still considered one of K-pop’s biggest tracks to date.
SHINee debuted in 2008 under SM Entertainment. They are a five-member group that is known not only for their music but also for their style. The group has achieved soмєтнing no other artist has achieved since the singles chart was established 44 years ago since January 1968, with the release of their first jäṗäńese album The First on December 7. 2011. SHINee is famous for their amazing live and vocal ability. The group is also known for their highly synchronized and complex dance moves.
4. Super Junior
Super Junior debuted in 2005 with 13 members, but they currently have nine active members as of 2021. Super Junior is well known for its own musical style, “SJ Funky” (Super Junior Funky) that uses the mechanical sound of metal instruments along with auto-tune electronic tuning. This style has been very successful with Sorry, Sorry, Bonamana, Mr Simple…making Super Junior one of the most successful Kpop idols. Up to now, besides the activity of group, each members of Super Junior with their sкιℓℓs and their own reputations were able to have flourishing careers outside of their group.
EXO debuted under SM Entertainment in 2012. Although there have been many changes in the number of members, EXO is still very successful in all fields from acting to singing. In the past time, although EXO has not had many group activities, the hard work of the members with their solo careers still helps EXO maintain their outstanding reputation. Because EXO’s songs are not rap-heavy, it allows the group to be more flexible when creating songs and we can see their unique style in every comeback stages. So far, among hundreds of K-pop groups, EXO is still an admirable name.
BIGBANG debuted under YG Entertainment in 2006. They have won several awards and are credited for helping put K-pop on the global map. In terms of popularity and other factors that a group needs, Big Bang is always first. The five YG guys have always been a formidable opponent to many groups, from the same era, seniors and juniors all respect the achievements that Big Bang has achieved. Big Bang was also the group with the biggest revenue in 2016 and V.I.P is still one of the largest fandom of Kpop fans. With the leadership of the talented leader GD Big Bang has made his name into the legend of Kpop.
Number one goes to BTS! The group is known for their reach-out-strong story, as they debuted in 2013 under a small company called Big Hit Entertainment. Despite not coming from a big company, BTS still has their effort and their own pαssion and view of music to make their dream come true with the support of ARMYs. Though they started with humble beginnings, BTS worked their way up and became the first K-pop group to be nominated for a Grammy award. They are also the first K-pop group to perform at the Grammy Awards, SNL, and the Billboard Music Awards. Up to now, BTS has really become a legend of K-pop and reached the world with a series of records that are hard to break.