Top 10 Most Popular Korean Kpop Boy Groups In 2020

Korea is remembered for its remarkable celebrities. The KPOP idols are of no short here. They have inspired the people all over the world. Here we have a list of top 10 most popular Korean Kpop boys groups in 2020.


VIXX is the acronym of the South Korean boy band Voice, Visual, Value on Excelsis. The group members are N, Leo, Ken, Ravi, Hongbin and Hyuk. They all took part Mnet reality show, Mydol. The group is well known for their movie-like or musical-like performances on stage. One review about them states that the group was overflowing with charisma.

Most Popular Korean Kpop Boy Groups In 2016


Got7 is a South Korean boy group which borders more on hip-hop music. The group has seven members, namely JB, Mark, Junior, Jackson, Youngjae, BamBam and Yugyeom. Some of the members hailed from other countries like Hong Kong, Thailand and the United States. The group won the Best New Artist Group at the Seoul Music Awards and was nominated three times at the 29th Golden Disk Awards. They won the Newcomer Award and the China Goodwill Star Award.



The winner is a boy band in South Korea under YG Entertainment. The group consists of members Kang Seung-Yoon, Song Mino, Nam Taehyun, Kim Jinwoo and Lee Seunghoon. They first made an appearance on the reality show, “Who is Next: WIN. They were under Team A competing against Team B for the chance to debut as YG’s first K-pop group after the group Big Bang. In the end, they all won the contest and made their debut on August 15.


B.A.P. Is a South Korean boy group, which is the acronym for Best Absolute Perfect. The group has a total of six members, namely Bang Yong Guk, Kim HimChan, Choi Jun Hong, Yoo Young Jae, Jeong DaeHyun and Moon Jung Up. Their first single was entitled ”Warrior” on January 25, 2012, and was described to be a powerful and charismatic song. They write and compose their own songs. The group is known for their tough, bad-boy image and intense performances on stage.

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FTISLAND is short for the full group’s name Five Treasure Island. This South Korean pop-rock band has five members, namely Choi Jong-Hoon for guitar and keyboard, Lee Hong Ki on lead vocals, Lee Jae-jin for bass and vocals, Song Seung-hyun for guitar, vocals and rap, and lastly Choi Min-hwan on drums. They first made an appearance on the TV show M Countdown on January 7, 2007, with their debut song Lovesick. The song Love Sick topped the K-pop charts for 8 consecutive weeks.


TVXQ is the acronym for this band’s Chinese name, Tong Vfang Xien Qi. They are also known as DBSK, which means Dong Bang Shin Ki, a Korean name. All these names mean the same which is “Rising gods of the East”. They have five members, which are U-know Yunho, Max Changmin, Hero Jaejoong, Micky Yoochun and Xiah Junsu. The group has sold more than 15 million albums, making them the best-selling Korean artists.

Most Popular Korean Kpop Boy Groups In 2016


Beast is a South Korean boy band with six members, namely Yoon Doo-joon, Jang Hyun-seung, Yong Jun-Hyun, Yang Yo-seob, Lee Gi-Kwang and Son Dong-woon. They are under Cube Entertainment and made their debut appearance on KBS Music Bank with the song “Bad Girl”. They won the Bonsang Award at the Seoul Music Award and the Artist of the Year Award at the Melon Music Awards.

3.Super Junior

Super Junior is another South Korean boy group with thirteen members. They are Leeteuk, Heechul, Hankyung, Yesung, Kangin, Shindong, Sungmin, Eunhyuk, Donghae, Siwon, Ryeowook and Kibum, with the addition of the thirteenth member Kyuhyun in 2006. They have been the best-selling K-pop group for three consecutive years and has won numerous awards since they started.

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Most Popular Korean Kpop Boy Groups In 2016

2.Big Bang

Big Bang is a five-member South Korean boy group. The members are G-Dragon, T.O.P, Taeyang, Daesung, and Seungri. Their hit song “Lies” won Song of the Year award at the 2007 Mnet Korean Music Festival. They also won Artist of the Year at Mnet Korean Music Festival in 2008. The group has experimented with different music genres including R&b, EDM and trot. They are well known for lavish music videos and set-up for onstage performances choreography, costumes, and props. The band is also known as the longest running boy group in South Korea.

Most Popular Korean Kpop Boy Groups In 2016


Exo is a Chinese-South Korean boy group formed by S.M. Entertainment. It has 12 members, which are divided into two, namely the Exo-K and Exo-M. These groups perform Korean and Mandarin, respectively. Their first selling album, XOXO won the Album of the Year at Mnet Asian Music Awards. The album also contained their hit song titled ”Growl”, which won the Disk Daesang at the 28th Golden Disk Awards. The album sold over one million copies, making them one of the fastest-selling Korean artists.


Just give these guys a try, you’ll never know you will like them as much as the millions of fans they now have. Listen to a different beat, listen to some Korean music.

296 thoughts on “Top 10 Most Popular Korean Kpop Boy Groups In 2020

  1. Im an IGOT7 and I was really happy to see that they got in to this list but i think that BTS, Infinite etc. should be on the list. Gotta admit that BTS is popular these days…

  2. where the bloody hell is BTS ???they are the reason i came to know kpop!!it’s really disapointing and depressing that the work of these daring and dashing guys is not recognised. apologise to BTS to maintain the decorum of kpopand never repeat this in future otherwise i’ll turn brutal and for you it will be fatal.

  3. Yeah this so not fair that they didn’t add BTS . BTS is also popular but believe it or not EXO is more popular than BTS these days. I am not being mean just telling the truth. BTS has also worked very hard and you guys should not say BTS untalented rats. Thats mean. But i am not being mean EXO IS MORE TALENTED AND IT ROCKS!!!
    (Especially Baekhyun)

  4. Aaahhh jjinja?? Seriously, you didn’t include BTS, how could you?? Last year they had won daesang, they stood top in the billboard for weeks and you didn’t listed them, As an Exo-l, m satisfied,but m Army too so m disappointed with this list.

  5. fully dead at these haters claiming BTS don’t have any talent and they don’t deserve to be on this list – deadass scared ARMY and BTS are coming for them in 2017 lmao…


    Melon Music Awards:
    ‘New Artist of the Year’ – 2013
    ‘Best Male Dance’ – 2015
    ‘Album of the Year’ – 2016
    ‘Top Ten Artists’ – 2016

    Melon Popularity Award:
    ‘Weekly Popularity Award’ – 2015
    ‘Weekly Popularity Award’ – 2016
    ‘Weekly Popularity Award’ – 2016

    Met Asian Music Awards:
    ‘Best World Performer’ – 2015
    ‘Best Dance Performance’ – 2016
    ‘Artist of the Year’ – 2016

    Golden Disk Awards:
    ‘Newcomer Award’ – 2014
    ‘Disk Bonsang’ – 2015
    ‘Disk Bonsang’ – 2016
    ‘Disk Bonsang’ – 2017
    ‘Golbal K-Pop Artist Award’ – 2017

    Seoul Music Awards:
    ‘New Artist Award’ – 2014
    ‘Bonsang Award’ – 2015
    ‘Bonsang Award’ – 2016
    ‘Bonsang Award’ – 2017
    ‘Best Male Dance Performance’ – 2017
    ‘Album of the Year’ – 2017
    ‘Best Music Video’ – 2017

    Goan Chart K-Pop Awards:
    ‘New Artist of the Year’ – 2014
    ‘World Rookie Award’ – 2015
    ‘K-Pop World Hallyu Star Award’ – 2016

    MBC Music Show Champion Awards:
    ‘Best Performance Male Group’ – 2015

    Korean Popular Culture & Arts Awards:
    ‘Cultural Minister Award’ – 2016

    Asia Artist Awards:
    ‘Best Icon Award’ – 2016
    ‘Best Artist Award’ – 2016

    Hanteo Award:
    ‘Album Award’ – 2016

    Cable TV Broadcast Awards:
    ‘Hallyu Star Popularity Award’ – 2015

    MTV Europe Music Awards:
    ‘Best Korean Act’ – 2015

    YinYueTai V-Chart:
    ‘Rookie Award’ – 2014

    Japan Gold Disc Awards:
    ‘Best New Artist’ – 2015
    Best 3 New Artists’ – 2015

    PKCI Awards:
    ‘Rookie of the Year’ – 2013
    ‘Song of the Year’ – 2015
    ‘Best Male Group/Artist’ – 2016

    CJ E&M America Awards:
    ‘Best Male Idol’ – 2016

    Global V LIVE Award:
    ‘Global Artist’ – 2017

    KBS MV Bank MV Best 5:
    ‘Best Music Video’ – 2016
    ‘Best Music Video’ – 2016

    KBS World Radio:
    ‘Best Boy Group’ – 2016
    ‘Best Song’ – 2016

    Soompi Awards:
    ‘Rookie of the Year’ – 2013
    ‘Breakout Artist’ – 2013
    ‘Best Choreography’ – 2015
    ‘Best Stage Outfit’ – 2015

    Daum Official Fancafe Awards:
    ‘Trending Keyword Idol’ – 2015

    K-Ville Music Awards:
    ‘Best Choreography’ – 2015
    ‘Best Solo Rapper’ – 2016
    ‘Best Choreography’ – 2016
    ‘Album of the Year’ – 2016
    ‘Boy Group of the Year’ – 2016
    ‘Music Video of the Year’ – 2016

    UK Charts Awards:
    ‘Best Album of the Year’ – 2016
    ‘Fandom of the Year’ – 2016
    ‘Global Artist of the Year’ – 2016

    PopCrush Fan Choice Awards:
    ‘Best Album’ – 2016
    ‘Best Group’ – 2016
    ‘Best K-Pop Act’ – 2016
    ‘Most Loyal Fanbase’ – 2016
    ‘Best Music Video’ – 2016

    SBS PopAsia Awards:
    ‘Best Rookie Group’ – 2013
    ‘Best Song’ – 2016

    Arirang TV Simply K-Pop Awards:
    ‘Best Performance Boy Group’ – 2015

    Arirang TV Pops in Seoul Awards:
    ‘Rising Star Award’ – 2014

    European So-Loved Awards:
    ‘Best Debut Male’ – 2013
    ‘Best Single Album Release’ – 2013
    ‘Best Mini Album’ – 2014
    ‘Best Song’ – 2014
    ‘Best Choreography Male’ – 2014
    ‘Best Hip Hop Group’ – 2014

    Remarkable German Korean Entertainment Awards:
    ‘Best New Artist’ – 2013
    ‘Best Dance Male’ – 2014

    Hello Asia! K-Pop Awards:
    ‘Best Breakthrough Male Group’ – 2013
    ‘Artist of the Year’ – 2015
    ‘Group of the Year’ – 2015
    ‘Best Dance Performance’ – 2015
    ‘Best Music Video’ – 2015
    ‘Artist of the Year’ – 2016
    ‘Best Dance Performance’ – 2016
    ‘Best Music Video’ – 2016

    @haters you were saying? ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
    btw army aren’t 12 y/o white girls (not that there is anything wrong with that) – this is coming from a 17 year old army boy in London lmao

  6. I think bts should be included….anyway i think haters are those insecure, unreasonable, helpless,selfish people….so i think they are just pitiful their life

  7. This ranking could be ok if we were maybe in 2012 or 2013, but nowdays I think EXO, BTS, IKON, GOT7, SEVENTEEN, and other groups are in the spotlight (not necessary in that order) so if you don’t know the currently situation in the Kpop industry, you should leave this kind of posts to well informed people or simply publish a ranking from an official website, the only thing you have to do is to ask for the permissions. I have an option for you, ask the favor to a fan, I will do it for free as long as you stop publishing information that it’s not true.

    1. I agree with you. But you cannot exclude BigBang. Haha or maybe yes. They’re legends anyway and not describe as just Kpop. I agree with the groups you mentioned.

  8. Eyyu BTS FAN….you told na big and famous entertainment company made exo popular!!!how can you think such a bullshit man!!is your IQ level 1 digit??…if exo didnt dance and sing well who the hell will make them popular ah???they ah best thats y people chose them!!in other way you can tell exo made sm entertainment popular!!

  9. I’m so happy that my idols are on the top! They really deserve it because they are a legendary group
    But i think BTS deserves to be in the top ten,they should be on 2nd or 3rd

  10. You should include “In My Opinion” on your title. Duh. Top 10 popular in 2017 but BTS is not included? HA.HA.HA. What a bitter hateu.

  11. please stop arguing each because of that ranking , it is not only the website where you can see the ranking of your favorite kpop group,
    I’m not a fan of BTS, however , I’m still looking which rank they are and I’m curious why they are not included..
    I’m an Exo-L fan but I respect Army’s ..
    We should not argue each other and just respect each one fandom

  12. BillboardMusicAwards ✔ @BBMAs
    #BBMAs Top Social Artist Nominees ?
    Fan voting opens May 1st.
    BTS is going strong outside their genre they are even crossing borders against international artist…..I know that everyone loves their fandoms and bias groups but you have to accept the truth that BTS is the Best for Now…..I mean look at these:
    1.BTS’ Wings Tour sells out 18,711 tickets in only 4 minutes
    2.BTS Is The Only Korean Artist On List Of Best-Selling Albums Worldwide So Far In 2017
    3.BTS held the highest spot for a kpop artist on billboard 200 at #26
    4.BTS is the only kpop artist that spent the most week on #1 on Billboard Social 50
    And so many more…..

    Come on tell me a kpop group that can beat that…..

    1. Super Junior are the ONLY ones that had EVER made an full South America tour and it sold out in 9min for over 40000 audience, they win Teen Choice 2015 for Choice International Group&ELF(their fandom) for Choicr Fandom, No1 bestselling album for straight 3YEARS! Won 2 Mama award in 1 night, their latest song “Devil” went straight on top in more than 12 countries m(EU&ASIA), AND I CAN GO ON AND ON(sry, have to type big so ya can see) So it’s not if anyone can beat BTS, it’s if Bts can beat SUJU?

        HE known suju since 2009 but i am not their fan since i am more to JRock n western music at that time. But i know with some kpop groups and that because of Suju who make Kpop as new music genre alternative at that time in my country (and I can say, most of SEA country have same experiences with my country. Suju is mkre well known at that time compared other group). Even i dare to say, their impact is more bigger than EXO in my country (EXO surely have more most fans now in here compared with Suju have at that time, but for term of public recognation, Suju more well knowing in general public even they are not become their fans, even SUJU become a target of mockering by boys n other music community, but most of them only know with Suju name compared with other biggest BB at that time). If we asked general people who not have any interested with KPOP but if we asked which Kpop group that they ever heard their name? People will mentioned Suju. Even until now, mostly non kpop fans that have no interested with kpop when being asked which KPOP group that they ever heard, they will said Suju (even they didnt never know or heard about EXO, Bigbang, TVXQ, BTS). That because when Suju become big in here especially everytime when they do their concerts in here, all of media become crazy to covered their news. Their news appeared almost in every news in TV n magazines (it’s more likely with BTS cases for their America tour right now. All media is chasing them. That really same happened with Suju). That make people who still didnt know about KPOP become familiar with their name n music even they not become their fan (like me) but Suju become the only one group that they know. KPOP is identic with Suju. And people who become interested with Suju n started like KPOP, that make them begin getting know with other Kpop BB n GG at that time. That why I said, Suju become the first door that make KPOP fans start get knowing other groups and new fandom appeared beside Elf. But Elf is the most biggest fandom at my country at that time. And until now, no KPOP group gained so much attention than Suju from entertainment news medias (TV n magazines). Even EXO didn’t get big attention from media just like Suju did (that appeared in every TV channel n

        Sj receved golden disk trophy, it was an effort put together by Baidu Bars to tell SJ that it is ok not to win the Daesang (SJ EEN WIN 3 YEAR IN THE ROW so they cannot win the Daesang again0 so they made one out of real gold. They pooled together about 250k for it.

        Suju Impact in international especially in SEA even I heard from KPOP fans in Arab, Suju also give big impact at there n brought the first wave of hallyu compared with the other group. Knetz need open their eyes about Suju impact n popularity in international. They would be SHOOK.
        In fact what i know most of international fans they said they are in to K-POP because of Super Junior i just dont understand why knetz not happy about Suju popularity in International even Kcon in Abudabi turn out like Suju concert all blue ocean

  13. I agree about exo and bigbang……..(well in our country bigbang is popular i always hear on tv) actually i know bts just this year but back 2015-2016 i know is vixx, exo, bigbang
    But bts…. Im just thinking if the author hates bts well idk im just new to kpop world well a kpop group introduced me by my classmate is exo but im not exo l but this week im still learning about exo even got7 too but my first fandom is bts and just only 2 months and from what i know bts should be 3 then 2 is bigbang and 1 is exo

  14. Clearly there has to be more research done. EXO is correct and Big Bang are one of the legends of kpop who got the world to know about them. However, shinee, block b, btbob and specially bts. Bts broke dozens of records and keep getting popular day by day. They sold out two concert stages in the USA in around 5 min beating ariana grande and the likes. While I don’t want to take sides, no one can deny the facts. This list is very much outdated and does not cover 2017 in the least bit.

  15. Oh my god where’s BTS??????is this a joke????damn it…… BTS are very popular group but they did not on the ranked??????wow very funny huhh this is really biased..

  16. Whatever it is EXO is on the top, we lovers believe and support them. They always did their best in everything. They deserve to be on top and they also are in top. Some Army’s don’t like them because they are afraid that BTS will be down. And i believe that EXO will be on top forever.. ??????

  17. BTS not included as one of the top Kpop Boy group is just weird. I mean, c’mon! They got Dope, Fire, Not Today and all that amazing dancing while singing that they’re actually really, really good at. And although I am an ARMY, I agree that fandoms should not fight over who’s better and more popular…because at the end of the day…it’s always a matter of PREFERENCE. People have different tastes, likes and opinion. That’s why those who love vocals and pretty boys go with EXO (no offense, just stating a fact), or the daring and bold nature of Big Bang has kept them on top all these years. I prefer my guys talented and the songs upbeat and their lyrics speaks to my heart and soul…which is why I prefer BTS. EACH and EVERY one of them offers something different to the table…and we should just be thankful they’re there to entertain and love us. So please!!! Enough with these fan wars. It’s getting really old. Let’s just support our own idols and the hell with the others. LOL

    1. Yesss, im ELF;VIP&Army and also an exo stan, i love them all, the thing i hate here are these fucking childish fans of Exo&Bts?Like just support your group!!!?

  18. Super Junior should be n° 1, Bigbang n°2 and the others are fine, you have to know that they are the two best groups in k-pop, so…

    1. Yesss!!!! Suju are the kings(mby consider DBSK too), some army fellows here need ymto stop it, bts is cool, BUT SUPER JUNIOR are the real KINGS???

  19. Where is BTS! If you seen their videos Run, or Dope, or Blood Sweat and Tears and you dont like them there is something wrong with your head. I mean have you not seen how Jin~oppa looks!!?? He’s Mr.Worldwide fucking Handsome!

  20. Where the fuck is BTS this website is so outdated i hate u website i want bts bts bts bts bts bts bts bts bts bts bts bts bts bts bts bts bts bts bts bts bts bts bts bts bts bts bts bts bts bts bts bts bts bts bts bts bts bts bts bts bts bts bts bts bts bts bts bts bts bts bts bts, im only doing this because i am a true army.

    P,S Jungkook is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. Stop it…why u allz always fight bcoz of the two of the group…exo n bts…try looking at their variety show that they were doing together …its seem very well on…they seem very close…but some of u looks like to ruin their ship…how will they read any comment about this war…they might be so sad…juzt support them…no matter if bts got no.1 n exo got no. me thats doesnt matter…all the kpop group always number one in my heart…how does ur feeling if someone comment something harsh to some of u being mad to this owner only because of ur favourite one doesnt in the list…maybe u could felt sad right? plizz stop this fight…and wish them for the beztt!?

  22. So this is a top for fucking 2017 with most POPULAR K-pop idol male groups. Why wasn’t another K-pop group nominalized for BBMAs? Why BTS won BBMAs social award? Because they are not popular?! THIS IS JUST DAMN UNFAIR! Who the fuck gave 300.000+ votes for them?! The air?! Find your logic, please, it’s such a shame!

  23. Kpop lovers,just chill will u all!!
    I’m personally an army and I LOVE BTS to death but I can respect the others’ views.I personally think that BTS should be ranked 1st,that’s my opinion,but obviously other people have other opinions and they should be respected.
    All of u just meaninglessly arguing about who should be 1st won( change others’ opinions,it will make them more angry.

    So everyone just cam down and keep supporting ur fandom without commenting rudely about others.

    🙂 🙂 🙂

    (although I say all of this peace talk,I personally enjoyed reading all these comments. It made me happy to see all the armys defending BTS from the rude stupid jerks who kept attacking them:):)LOVE U BTS!!!! ARMYS fighting!!!!)

    But please keep in mind what I told before all of u…

    (I must have been the person who ranted on and on the most…sorry:(:). )

  24. I actually agree with what calm said, that we should respect other people’s views on this matter. But personally, I think BTS really should be on this list. Now I’m not saying this because I’m a huge fan or something (well I’m actually a non Kpop fan here lol!) I’m just saying this based on the many reviews I’ve read about them. And when i watched some of their videos (about how they act on a daily basis and how they treat other people) i can clearly see how genuine and sincere they are of loving their fans from the heart. And i actually admire the fact that they produce their own lyrics in their own music which is a good trait for rising artists like them specially when they compose the lyrics themselves coming from the heart. Again I am NOT taking anyone’s side on this. Just stating a FACT.

      1. sorry to say too honey, ur favs ain’t reaching their levels to make them stay as whatever ‘legendary group’ u said 😉 BILLBOARD

      2. well honey being internationally popular is actually a good thing knowing they cam from a small company but they are making names and they made history so I can compare them ..and they are LEGENDS…read update please..

  25. All of EXO fans are jealous and crazy 😜 And it’s clear from their comments EXO are amazing and talented but it dose not mean that bts are rats. They have a lot of fans who don’t speak Korean that means they are talented because people love ❤️ their music and voice and also their songs like something incredible and amazing that u can’t imagine. And one more thing army is not afraid of EXO because they know that bts is best and one more thing by insulting bts u r insulting EXO .

    1. Cough* cough* there will be new boy groups debuting in the future, how can you claim that EXO will be top forever? Armys don’t like them for their own reason, not because they’re scared Bts will go down. Also, you say as if none of the other group did their best.

  26. this bloody review ain’t shit like duh whoever wrote this is fuckin biased, to those who r new, don’t read this piece of rotten junk, u gotta read a BILLBOARD article, prestigious, true, most importantly they ain’t fuckin with biased writer

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