Wondering who is the best and most popular K-pop girl bands? If yes, follow the list of the top 10 most popular K-pop girl groups in 2023.
With each passing day, K-pop music is getting more popular every day because of these k-pop groups. Each male K-pop idols and female k-pop idol are equally spreading Korean culture and music through their addictive music videos.
Several Korean girl groups are trying their luck in this industry. As a result, among plenty of K-pop girl groups, we have shortlisted the top 10 most popular K-pop girl groups in 2023. Let’s have a look at the list and tell us your favorite Korean girl groups in the comment section.
The Top 10 Most Popular K-Pop Girl Groups in 2023
The twelve talented members of the girl band came to prominence through the Mnet reality show “Produce 48”. They offer a unique blend of K-pop and J-pop in their hip-hop style. In 2018, they made their debut with the hit EP “Color*LZ” and instantly gained recognition in the pop music industry. The group was managed by Off the Record and Swing Entertainment. They received accolades such as the Golden Disc Awards and Seoul Music Awards for their successful debut.
Their consecutive hits like “Suki to Iwasetai” helped them earn Platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of Japan and also landed them on charts such as UMG’s EMI Records and the Oricon Single Chart for two years in a row. Sadly, the group disbanded in the spring of 2021 due to the non-renewal of their contracts. Nevertheless, they remain one of the most popular K-pop girl groups in 2023.
NiziU is a Korean girl band comprising nine Japanese girl groups formed by JYP Entertainment and Sony Music Entertainment Japan. The eldest member of this popular K-pop Girl Group is twenty-one while the youngest is sixteen. The band was formed through the reality survival program Nizi Project. This K-pop girl group deserves the 9th position on our list of the most popular K-pop girl groups.
The members of this group are Mako, Rio, Maya, Riku, Ayaka, Mayuka, Rima, Miihi, and Nana. Each of these popular k-pop girls has masters in their niches from lead rapper to lead dancer. The group’s pre-debut EP Make You Happy was a commercial success topping Billboard Japan’s Hot Album chart. Their other debut single is Step and a Step which topped Japan’s Oricon single chart with 3.12,000 copies sold in the first week.
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Mamamoo, a South Korean girl pop group, is best known for their hit debut “Mr. Ambiguous”. Their unique fusion of retro, jazz, ballad, dance, and R&B styles, and powerful vocal performances have earned them a dedicated fanbase. With 43 awards and 159 nominations, Mamamoo has established itself as a leading name in the music industry.
The word Mamamoo is derived from the sound of a baby’s first words. Despite their strong music, their lack of interaction on social media has affected their popularity. They have released albums such as Melting, Reality in Black in Korean, and 4 Colors in Japanese.
7. Oh My Girl
WM Entertainment’s South Korean girl group, Oh My Girl, consists of eight talented girls. The members of the group are namely, Jang Won-young, Sakura Miyawaki, Jo Yu-ri, Choi Ye-na, An Yu-jin, Nako Yabuki, Kwon Eun-bi, Kang Hye-won, Hitomi Honda, Kim Chae-won, Kim Min-ju, and Lee Chae-Yeon. They made their mark in the pop music world in 2015 with their eponymous extended play, “Oh My Girl”, and the followed by single Closer. Their success continued with hit tracks such as Pink Ocean, M Countdown, Remember Me, Fall In Love, Eternally, etc.
Oh, My Girl is one of the top K-pop girl groups in South Korea and has gradually gained a large following of fans. Their unique and fresh sound sets them apart from the crowd, and their music is known for its experimental and elegant style.
At number 6th place for the most popular K-pop girl group, we have GFriend. It is a six-member South Korean girl group formed by Source Music in 2015. In the same year, they made their debut with the EP Season of Glass and won several rookie awards despite being from a small company.
GFriend’s popularity reached new heights when they were featured in the Grammy Mini Masterclass interview series. In the interview, they shared their experiences and influences to inspire the youth. Their hit tracks such as LOL, Awakening, Snowflake, Time For Us, Fever Season and have received widespread admiration from pop music fans around the world. In 2020, they released their last full-length album “Walpurgis Night” before going their separate ways. Their album sales continued to increase with each release, and in 2020, they were considered as one of the top five K-pop girl groups of that year.
5. Girls Generation
Another one of the most famous K-pop girl bands on the list is Girls Generation. The eight-member girl group (originally nine), was formed by SM Entertainment. However, Jessica departed the group in 2014. The band earned numerous awards and has earned the title of “The Nation’s Girl Group” in South Korea. Their breakthrough came with the release of the single “Into the New World” from their self-titled Korean album.
In 2009, their single “Gee” skyrocketed their popularity and earned them a spot on KBS’s Music Bank. The song was also a huge hit on Melon and was named one of the best songs of the decade. Their Korean album “Oh!” won them the Golden Disc award in 2010, and their third Korean album “The Boys” received widespread recognition and became a best-seller in 2011.
Their signature sound blends elements of electropop, hip-hop, bubblegum pop, R&B, and EDM, and their popularity is evident by the hundreds of millions of views they have on YouTube. Billboard has named them the “Top K-Pop Girl Group of the Past Decade. As of 2022, the group returned with their seventh Korean album Forever1.
Another well-known K-pop girl group is ITZY, part of JYP Entertainment. They achieved commercial success with their debut hit “It’z Different” in 2019. The song earned them awards such as the 34th Golden Disc Awards, Melon Music Awards, Seoul Music Awards, etc
ITZY has made a notable impact and is the first kpop girl group to achieve Rookie Grand Slam. The group consists of five members namely Yeji, Lia, Ryujin, Chaeryeong, and Yuna. With a large and dedicated fanbase, ITZY has a strong presence on social media, particularly on its shared Instagram account. Besides, ITZY is the ambassador for the Singaporean fashion brand Charles & Keith.
TWICE is renowned for consistently topping the charts and are some of the best-selling of their respective years. In 2018, TWICE made its debut in Japan under the Warner Music Japan label with its album “Twice,” earning Platinum certification from the RIAJ. They first entered the Korean pop scene in 2015 with their extended play, The Story Begins. As of 2023, TWICE is considered one of the best K-pop girl groups.
The group consists of nine talented female k-pop idols who specialize in genres such as K-POP, J-POP, EDM, etc. They have been captivating their fanbase with their talents and hard work since 2015, achieving success with their single “Cheer Up” in 2016. Twice has released its English single Moonlight Sunrise and will release its 12th Korean EP Ready To Be in March 2023.
2. Red Velvet
Are you a K-Pop lover? Then you must have heard about the Korean girl group Red Velvet. It is a four-member k pop girl group formed and managed by SM Entertainment. The group members are Joy, Irene, Seulgi, and Wendy. Later, in 2015 a fifth member named Yeri joined the group. They made their debut with the album Happiness, which became a hit song. Ice Cream their next album became the best-selling album in South Korea.
Time magazine named them as the most popular k-pop girl group and the fifth most streamed artists on Spotify. Besides, they are ambassadors of well-known brands like Prada, Tod, and Salvatore Ferragamo Global.
Currently, the best and most popular K-pop girl group in 2023 is Blackpink. They have won the hearts of fans worldwide with their empowering, relatable, catchy lyrics, and playful style. In 2016, the group made its debut with the album “Square One” and has since been unstoppable.
Blackpink has a massive following. In 2019, they were the most subscribed group on YouTube with 60 million subscribers. In addition, they also hold several records as a K-pop band. Their second album Born Pink (2022) is the best-selling album of all time.
They are also the first K-pop band to be featured in a Netflix documentary. The members of Blackpink are seen as fashion icons and Instagram influencers, and their hit song “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du” is currently the most-streamed Korean video on YouTube. Some of their other popular songs include “Kiss and Makeup”, “Kill This Love”, and “How You Like That”. Time named Blackpink the Entertainer of the Year.
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