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100 Best K-Pop Girl Groups

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The Best Korean Girl Groups

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

  1. Blackpink
  2. Twice
  3. Girls’ Generation
  4. S.E.S
  5. EXID
  6. Baby Vox
  7. Girl’s Day
  8. I.O.I
  9. Apink
  10. Fin.K.L
  11. Red Velvet
  12. Miss A
  13. f(x)
  14. Mamamoo
  15. Brown Eyed Girls
  16. GFriend
  17. 2NE1
  18. Kara
  19. Secret
  20. Cosmic Girls
Girls' Generation (SNSD)

Girls' Generation (SNSD)

21. Wonder Girls

22. Sistar

23. Oh My Girl

24. 4Minute

25. After School

26. T-ara

27. Pristin

28. Lovelyz

29. Nine Muses

30. We Girls

31. CLC

32. Rainbow

33. Dal Shabet

34. Sonamoo

35. Dreamcatcher

36. April

37. Momoland

38. Spica

39. Loona

40. Orange Caramel



The Fashion of All-Female K-Pop Groups

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.

41. AOA

42. Hello Venus

43. Fromis 9

44. Rania

45. Crayon Pop

46. DIA

47. Uni.T

48. Berry Good

49. Jewelry

50. Chakra

51. Busters

52. Milk

53. Fiestar

54. Weki Meki

55. C-REAL

56. Davichi

57. Iz One

58. Laboum

59. Brave Girls

60. Ladies’ Code



How Girl Groups Emerged on the K-Pop 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.

61. Diva

62. Hot Place

63. 15&

64. The Grace

65. EvoL

66. Stellar

67. Playback

68. Tahiti

69. Elris

70. Unnies

71. (G) I-dle

72. LPG

73. Big Mama

74. See Ya

75. As One

76. Gavy NJ

77. Blady

78. F-ve Dolls

79. 4Ten

80. Chocolat





The Third Generation (2009–2013) of Girl Idols in K-Pop

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.

81. Bolbbalgan4

82. Papaya

83. Cleo

84. Wings

85. Bestie

86. TREN.D

87. A Train To Autumn

88. Gugudan

89. Bob Girls

90. Neon Punch

91. D.Holic

92. Skarf

93. Bambino

94. Wassup

95. JQT

96. Hi Suhyun

97. Sunny Hill

98. 2Eyes

99. Melody Day

100. Black Pearl

All-Girl K-Pop Groups in 2021: 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 2021 incredible with their wild stage performances and their complex musical ideologies.

2021's Most Exciting Female K-Pop Groups

K-Pop Girl GroupYear Launched





Girls Generation


Cherry Bullet




Red Velvet


High School


Girl's Day








Purple Beck








Rocket Punch










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Rockit Girl


Black Bunny










Girl Crush


The Pink Lady


Grow. B


Melody Pink








Red Square


















Refund Sisters




Purple Kiss


Other Notable K-Pop Girl Groups

  • D-Unit
  • GBB
  • Favorite
  • Girls’ Generation- TTS
  • GI
  • P.O.P
  • Gangkiz
  • She’z
  • Hash Tag
  • GP Basic
  • Tiny-G
  • AOA Black
  • 2 Yoon
  • Oh! GG
  • Pungdeng-E
  • Nature
  • Everglow
  • T-ara N4
  • Sugar
  • Kiss
  • GWSN
  • AOA Cream
  • Unicorn
  • Pristin V
  • Glam
  • I.B.I
  • Sistar19
  • 2Eyes
  • Baby Vox Re V
  • T.T. Ma
  • Lip Service
  • Year 7 Class 1
  • Two X
  • Sorea Band
  • The SeeYa
  • 4L
  • 2NB
  • Wink
  • Sunny Days
  • Nine Muses A
  • Good Day
  • Puretty

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:


Blink and Once on September 04, 2020:

Blackpink and Twice !!!!!!!

B L I N K on September 03, 2020:


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:

Blackpink !!!

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:

For me

1 Blackpink

2 Twice

3 Secret number

4 NiziU

5 Itzy

6 Gidle

7 Gfriend

8 Red velvet

9 Snsd

10 Mamamoo

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:


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


Najwaa on June 29, 2020:

I love twice in the first place ♡

Stan (G)I-DLE on June 23, 2020:


Mystery Cutie on June 22, 2020:

My favorite For Girls & Boys

Girls Boys

2ne1 2pm

4L A.C.E

4miute BNF


AOA Cream Bigflo

Blady Cravity

Bestie Day 6

BVNDIT Golden Child

Chic Angel Imfact

Dreamcatcher KNK


Fiestar ONF

GWSN Oneus

GBB Onewe

I.B.I Pentagon


Milk Tea TRCNG

Strawberry Milk The Rose

Secret Number VAV

UHSN Vanner

Weki Meki Winner

Trouble Maker

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:


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

3. Itzy

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:

snsd. ♡

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.