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K-pop is a modern form of South Korean pop that incorporates influences from various music styles and genres and couples them with spectacular audiovisual elements. While K-pop culture has taken the world by storm since its arrival in the '90s, it’s often been K-pop boy groups that have snagged the headlines. While a number of talented K-pop girl groups are dishing out great music, a small few have managed to hog the limelight. It’s time K-pop girl groups get their due!
Across the globe, K-pop has a huge teen audience. Although K-pop idol culture has helped South Korean boy bands break onto international shores with chart-topping success, girls have not experienced the same idol success in international music markets. We know for a fact that the all-female idol groups are super-talented, so it’s mystifying that not as many K-pop girl groups have had major success internationally. Although these groups are promoted and managed well by their respective management companies, it still takes K-pop bands awhile to establish a firm foothold in international music markets.
The list below showcases a diverse number of K-pop girl groups who have pushed the genre to new heights while remaining true to the roots of the genre. Feel free to share your views, opinions, and thoughts in the comments section.
100 Best K-Pop Girl Groups
- Girls’ Generation
- Baby Vox
- Girl’s Day
- Red Velvet
- Miss A
- Brown Eyed Girls
- Cosmic Girls
21. Wonder Girls
23. Oh My Girl
25. After School
29. Nine Muses
30. We Girls
33. Dal Shabet
40. Orange Caramel
K-Pop Girl Groups and Fashion
K-pop girl groups have become fashion icons. With their chic dresses and their fabulous wardrobes, K-pop idols are seen as trendsetters all over the world. The stylish outfits they wear in their music videos often trend on social media. K-pop girls bring their glam to the forefront with spectacular choreography, stunning makeup, and fabulous attire. Their fashion sense has mesmerized fans all over the world.
42. Hello Venus
43. Fromis 9
45. Crayon Pop
48. Berry Good
54. Weki Meki
57. Iz One
59. Brave Girls
60. Ladies’ Code
How K-Pop Girl Groups Emerged on the Music Scene
The K-pop industry is dominated by boy groups. However, in recent years, all-female idol lineups have made jaws drop with their catchy lyrics, complex choreography, and mesmerizing audio-visual elements. The first generation (1997-2003) of K-pop girl groups emerged in the '90s with bands such as S.E.S., Fin.K.L, and Baby Vox leading the way with their musical prowess. The pioneering all-female girl groups of the '90s paved the way for a new brand of K-pop girl groups.
The second generation (2003-2009) of K-pop girl groups took musical ideas to new heights with even more complicated lyrics and choreography. Choreographed sequences, along with stunning audio-visual content, became exceedingly popular in the 2000s. And, ever since then, it has become the integral part of the K-pop genre. The second generation of K-pop included such amazing acts as Girls’ Generation, Wonder Girls, Brown Eyed Girls, and Kara. A number of second generation girl groups achieved chart-topping success and massive record sales.
62. Hot Place
64. The Grace
71. (G) I-dle
73. Big Mama
74. See Ya
75. As One
76. Gavy NJ
78. F-ve Dolls
The Third Generation (2009-2013) of K-pop Girl Groups
The Third generation (2009-2013) of all-female lineups made intense fashion statements, choosing extravagant outfits for their slickly choreographed videos. Collaborations between girl groups and boy groups made for a unique blend of music and dance. All girl bands such as 2ne1, T-ara, Sistar, f(x), Secret, Miss A, 4 Minute, and After School started a new wave of K-pop that opened doors for the current generation of K-pop girl groups.
The current generation (2014-Present) focuses more on image and choreography than all previous generations. Their audio-visual content is a central focus of their art and has been recognized all over the world. Idol culture, which is the core of K-pop, has branched into a subculture that has influenced entertainment and fashion in a big way. Teens and young adults all over the world are struck with K-pop fever, and this is just the beginning. K-pop is gaining a widespread global audience and may well be a defining piece of Asia's ongoing cultural shift.
87. A Train To Autumn
89. Bob Girls
90. Neon Punch
96. Hi Suhyun
97. Sunny Hill
99. Melody Day
100. Black Pearl
K-Pop Girl Groups 2020: Who Is Going to Make a Big Splash?
Today's K-pop girl groups are set to unleash an explosion of musical genius. K-pop entertainment companies are planning to launch a number of girl groups in the days ahead. You can expect the unexpected from entertainment companies, especially JYP Entertainment and SM Entertainment.
This year, a number of K-pop groups are on the path to making big impact in the international music market. Here’s a list of K-pop girl groups that are expected to sizzle and make 2020 incredible with their wild stage performances and their complex musical ideologies.
2020's Most Exciting K-Pop Girl Groups
|K-Pop Girl Group||Year Launched|
The Pink Lady
Other Notable K-Pop Girl Groups
- Girls’ Generation- TTS
- Hash Tag
- GP Basic
- AOA Black
- 2 Yoon
- Oh! GG
- T-ara N4
- AOA Cream
- Pristin V
- Baby Vox Re V
- T.T. Ma
- Lip Service
- Year 7 Class 1
- Two X
- Sorea Band
- The SeeYa
- Sunny Days
- Nine Muses A
- Good Day
Questions & Answers
Question: What is the difference between Girl's Generation and Girl's Generation TTS ? (By the way, I’m a first time Girl's Generation fan)
Answer: Girls Generation TTS is the first sub-unit of K-Pop girl group Girl’s Generation. The group consists of Girl’s Generation group members (T)Taeyeon, (T)Tiffany and (S)Seohyun. While Girl’s Generation’s songs showcase uniformity of song and dance as a group, Girl’s Generation TTS emphasizes on distinctive vocal parts and harmonies.
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Maria on September 10, 2020:
Twice and blackpink are in my heart always no.1
Shahad on September 10, 2020:
plink on September 10, 2020:
plake pink my love
huge fan on September 10, 2020:
blackpink first, twice second,red velvet third
army blink on September 09, 2020:
blackpink is the best girl group
Blink on September 08, 2020:
Blackpink and Oh My Girl
I hateeeeeee twice on September 07, 2020:
Blackpink! Blackpink! Blackpink! Blackpink!
Hana on September 06, 2020:
BLΛƆKPIИK IS THE REVOLUTION
Blink and Once on September 04, 2020:
Blackpink and Twice !!!!!!!
B L I N K on September 03, 2020:
B L A C K P I N K
Blackpinkk on September 02, 2020:
Blackpink . Is . The . Best .
♡♡♡♡♡ on August 30, 2020:
Someone who loves Blackpink on August 30, 2020:
Blackpink is the best. Twice can't beat Blackpink. But Blackpink can beating Twice.
The real Blink on August 30, 2020:
Queen Blackpink is the best
Blackpink is the best because they are Queens on August 29, 2020:
Blackpink is the best because they are Queens
Blackpink on August 29, 2020:
Blink on August 28, 2020:
Blink on August 26, 2020:
Blackpink is the best. Because they're Queens
#BlackpinkIsTheBest on August 25, 2020:
Blink on August 24, 2020:
Bp is the best
Blink on August 24, 2020:
Blackpink is the best
Blink on August 22, 2020:
Blackpink is the best imo
Stan Blackpink on August 21, 2020:
Blackpink is better than twice
I Love Blackpink More Than Everything on August 21, 2020:
Blackpink is the best forever
I'm Blink on August 21, 2020:
3 Secret number
8 Red velvet
Blink on August 21, 2020:
Blackpink is the best forever
Blackpink is the queen of kpop on August 21, 2020:
BLACKPINK is the BEST because they're so TALENTED i know twice is talented but BLACKPINK MORE TALENTED
Blink on August 19, 2020:
BLACKPINK is the best because blackpink is the MOST POPULAR kpop girl groups and the MOST TALENTED
Queen Blackpink on August 18, 2020:
Blackpink is the best because they're so TALENTED others group don't have any talent
Vivian D Lumayog on August 12, 2020:
Twice is the best group
Blink on August 12, 2020:
Blackpink is the best and the queen of kpop love you blackpink
Blackpink & Blink forever on August 10, 2020:
Blackpink is better than Twice lol everybody knows it...
JUI on August 07, 2020:
Momoland is always best than twice
Love you Momoland ❤️
Momoland forever ❤️
Merrie forever ❤️
Michelle on August 04, 2020:
BLACKPINK is the best kpop girl group. Fighting blinks! BLACKPINK IN YOUR AREA
Freddie on August 04, 2020:
Blackpink should be first on the list and Twice should be second in the list. Well, I like both the groups but Blackpink is better than Twice.
Lola on August 01, 2020:
BLAKPINK is the best kpop girl group
anon on July 31, 2020:
I love u MOMOLAND
Kashish on July 28, 2020:
I love all kpop songs i like that music lyrics and style my best kpop group is bts bts all song is awesome
blinkxblackpink on July 21, 2020:
blackpink is batter then twice
Iiiii on July 15, 2020:
BTS. A.R.M.Y on July 12, 2020:
If 2NE1 didn’t disband they probably would be No.1 on this list because they were the best girl group that time.I used to be a fan of 2NE1 then but now I’m an A.R.M.Y seeing them get only 3% votes on this list just wanna makes me cry thank you everyone that still supports them even though there not here anymore
kpopfan on July 12, 2020:
i can't choose between TWICE and BLACKPINK
FANCY DDU DU
Najwaa on June 29, 2020:
I love twice in the first place ♡
Stan (G)I-DLE on June 23, 2020:
(G) I-DLE IS NOT THAT FAR BEHIND .
Mystery Cutie on June 22, 2020:
My favorite For Girls & Boys
AOA Cream Bigflo
Bestie Day 6
BVNDIT Golden Child
Chic Angel Imfact
Milk Tea TRCNG
Strawberry Milk The Rose
Secret Number VAV
Weki Meki Winner
Jennie on June 21, 2020:
what about itzy, loona ,everglow . not cool
mystery on June 20, 2020:
Dreamcatcher dia chic angel secret number bestie 2ne1 gwsn bndvit & Uhsn
someone on June 18, 2020:
Cutie on June 15, 2020:
Where is neon punch, itzy, ever glow, and secret number
JM Castillo on June 11, 2020:
Blackpink best Girl group, next is 2ne1
Bangtan sani on June 08, 2020:
All k pop groups are best .but l think as a blink black pink is the best
Once on June 07, 2020:
Twice queen’s kpop
Bangtan sani on June 03, 2020:
Black pink is the best
suzana on June 01, 2020:
suzana on June 01, 2020:
Alien on May 28, 2020:
Twice is the best.
aundraya on May 26, 2020:
i love blackpink,twice,exid,and ect.
Once for ever on May 23, 2020:
Twice the best
amel ramadan on May 22, 2020:
Twice is fthe best
park joy on May 22, 2020:
the best is twice
Twice. on May 22, 2020:
Twice the best grop girl ho the world know them ✓.
Miracle on May 14, 2020:
Oh My Girl
Official Blink on May 14, 2020:
2. Oh My Girl
what happend to itzy?
Twice on May 11, 2020:
Basma on May 10, 2020:
DubuXN on May 03, 2020:
kaydemoon on May 01, 2020:
how is iz*one lower than fromis lol like not saying that fromis is bad cuz i love fromis a lot but iz*one definitely deserves top 10 literally best selling kpop girl grp album for preorders & a week
twice once blackpink blink on April 26, 2020:
ok lets go twice my queens
Blackpink lisa on April 10, 2020:
BLACKPINK is the best k-pop! And BLACKPINK queen of world
Big Bunk on April 08, 2020:
2ne1 must be at Top 1! One of the roots of kpop, and still they are the queens. I dont think twice and blackpink is better than 2ne1. Top 1 2ne1 and second must be the Girls generation. These 2 groups inspired the younger generation a lot. And because of them we have all those groups today
Gidle on March 12, 2020:
I'm not even a huge (G)I-DLE stan but I am shocked they're so low. They're some of the monster rookies and a unique and diverse group
gidle on March 08, 2020:
gidle should aleast be in top ten they were best group afer they debut in 2018 so they deserve to be in top ten and they also got a award afer there debut
2ne1 on March 08, 2020:
2ne1 is first always
besando on February 08, 2020:
Lola on February 07, 2020:
What about everglow??
Stonzie on January 29, 2020:
Gi dle are atleast top 10 material
nomadicvision on January 28, 2020:
I found f(x), 4 Minute, Girl's Day, and After School and now they are also some of my favorites.
nomadicvision on January 25, 2020:
My favorite Korean groups in order for now are Tara, Red Velvet, Twice, BlackPink, GFriend, Apink and WonderGirls and for solo artists IU who is really special and unique to me and amazing considering h what she achieved especially after being rejected for an audition by JYP. How in the world could someone No telling how much better BlackPink could be with decent management how absurd to give them so few songs, especially when Jennie especially seems to have a desire to write her own songs like Stay, which is the style like their B sides that I think suits them the best, and the incident with such a great singer as Wendy falling and sustaining serious injuries is horrible and criminal in my opinion considering the level of gross negligence and awareness of the stage problems. Tara was tarnished by not coming from a top 3 label and by the ridiculous bullying scandal, which seems to be blown way out of proportion.
Monica Gutierrez on January 10, 2020:
I love all those groups, but this got me mad because some are old groups, and they are in the bottom.
Blink forever on December 29, 2019:
Every groups are unique ♥️
Hi on December 24, 2019:
There is no need to list which girl kpop group is better than others. Each one is different.
Alexis on December 11, 2019:
I will say every girl group here is the best
Agrilz Agrina Zamri on October 28, 2019:
I love Girls Generation which is SNSD. I whish they still together but I heard that they already disband, I don't know if it real or not but I still love them forever. They debut at 2007 and my birth date is that year. They have talented and I whish I can also be like them one day. I want to be a kpop idol, a success kpop idol like them. I hope they always together and I also whish my dream to be a kpop idol will come true.
Karen Leanne Sandberg on October 14, 2019:
My favorite south Korean music pop artists rather being "Twice & Blackpink & Girls Generation & Red Velvet" these are four group that I have all talented their own always! I love these South Korean are miraculous talented of singing skills glorify voices.
Just a plain SONE on June 02, 2019:
All of the groups listed are all talented in their own ways. Hope you choose what your heart really wants.
I'm a girl group stan for just 6 years and I witnessed multiple debuts of new groupd and successes of senior groups.