Korean Popular Music or K-Pop has a massive fan base worldwide. It is a genre that includes pop, hip hop, rock, jazz, and many more originating from South Korea. Famous Korean female singers are no less in this industry. Do you know K-Pop ranked number 6 among the top 10 music markets worldwide? The band members are also known as K-Pop idols, who have created new dynamics in the entertainment world. It is super addictive to watch due to its catchy and unique choreography and wild music videos.
Top 10 Famous K-Pop Groups in 2022.
10. Wanna One
Wanna one is an all-boy band formed by CJ E&M through the second season of the talent reality show Produce 101. The group consists of 11 members – Ji Seong, Sung Woon, Min Hyun, Seong Woo, Ji Hoon, Woo Jin, Jae Hwan, Kang Daniel, and Jin Young. Wanna one has featured in advertising campaigns such as clothing, mobile phones, and so on. In 2017, the group was also chosen as Best K-Pop Artist.
Besides, Billboard chose this group as the Best New K Pop Act. In 2018, the band members decided to disband for their solo careers.
Astro is another 6 member of the boy band. The group was formed by Fantagio, a South Korean entertainment company in 2016. They made their debut with the single ‘Hide & Seek”. Although a new brand in the industry, they soon gained popularity and are expanding. They were also a part of a drama series named To Be Continued. They received many awards and honors for their performances.
8. Big Bang
Big Bang is a South Korean boy band group formed by entertainment agency YG Entertainment. Also known as Kings Of K-Pop, they have helped in spreading the Korean Wave and are considered one of the most influential acts in K-Pop. The group consists of four members; Taeyang, T.O.P, G-Dragon, and Daesung.
They were the biggest k-pop members of the 2000s, known for trendsetting musical experimentations and self-presence. Their eighteen Big Bang singles have reached number 1 in South Korea, and Forbes ranked them as one of the most powerful celebrities. Some of their popular hits are Haru, Haru, Last Farewell, Alive, Lies, etc.
Next among the famous K-pop groups on the list is SEVENTEEN. They made their debut in 2015 with the EP17 carat. With 13 members and three units, the band became the longest-charting K-pop album of the year in the United States. The three units are the hip hop team, vocal team, and performance team.
It’s a self-producing idol group that has over 2 billion streams and over 10 million albums sold. Several media outlets named them Performance Kings, Theatre Kids Of K Pop, and K Pop Performance Powerhouse. Some of their popular hits are Teen, Don’t Wanna Cry, You Made My Dawn, etc. The group has more than 9.5 followers on Instagram.
6. Red Velvet
Are you a K-Pop lover? Then you must have heard about the Korean Female singers 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 group and the fifth most streamed artists on Spotify. Besides, they are ambassadors of well-known brands like Prada, Tod, and Salvatore Ferragamo Global.
Got 7, a JYP Entertainment creation, are known for their martial arts and live performances. With 7 members in the group, they made their first debut with EP, Got It? The group later included the idea of martial arts kicking and street dancing. However, this idea worked, and their track Flight Log: Turbulence ranked at number 1 on Billboard’s World Album Chart.
Their mesmerizing and attractive lyrics made them on the most famous Korean band list. The group has collaborated with the popular brand Adidas Korea and The Face Shop. Some of their hit tracks are Just Right, Eclipse, If You Do, etc.
TWICE is another most popular k pop girl group by JYP Entertainment. Earlier the group had 8 members, but at present, it has 9 singers. They made their EP debut with The Story Begins in 2015. Their music video ‘Like Ooh-Ahh’ was a sensational hit and gained over 50 million Youtube views. They continued giving big hits such as Heart Attack, Cheer UP, One More Time, What Is Love, etc.
They are the first female Korean act to top Billboard World Album.
Neo Culture Technology or NCT is the largest k pop group in the world. There are 23 members and further categorized into four subunits. The first subunit debuted in 2016 with the tracks like The Seventh Sense and Without You. All these three units promote separately.
NCT released three full-length albums. The first album Empathy (2018) released as a single. While the other two Resonance ( 2020) and Universe (2021) made it to the list of the highest-selling album. Resonance sold over 2.6 million copies and the group won their first Asia Artist Award. in 2020.
2. Black Pink
Blackpink, a four-member K-pop girl group is the highest-charting female Korean act on the Billboard Hot 100. They are the most successful k pop female group. Their all songs are hit and broke numerous online records since the beginning of their career. Known for their amazing choreography, they collaborated with Dua Lipa for the song named Kiss and Makeup.
Black Pink made history as the first K-pop group that joined YouTube’s ‘billion views club’ Their accolades include the Mnet Asian Music Award for Best Female Group in 2020 and the first MTV Music Video Award. Some of their famous hits are Ddu-Du Ddu-Du, The Album, Kill This Love, etc.
Currently, the most popular K-pop group in 2022 is BTS. Three rappers (RM, Suga, and J-Hope) and four singers (Jin, Jimin, V, and Jungkook), BTS has released four No. 1 albums and five consecutive No. 1 singles. The group is among the best-selling artist in South Korea and has won a Billboard Music Award. Known as Bangtan Boys, they made their debut in 3013. Since then, they are giving back-to-back hits and are the most-watched artists.
They have an estimated net worth of $100 million, each having a $20 million individual net worth. Their fans are referred to as ‘BTS Army’.Their official Instagram page has more than 60 million followers, and more than 40 million on Twitter. Indeed they are the most popular k pop group among all of them. Check them on @bts.bighitofficial.
Above mentioned are the top 10 famous k pop groups. Leave your comments below, if your favourite K-Pop Group is in the list.