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Top 10 Best K-Pop Girl Groups of 2017

Updated on August 2, 2017

K-Pop's world-wide rise in popularity has grown pretty quickly. From the time of their debut to now, there are new girl groups that have already achieved success in just a few short years. Which among these groups are the best, most beautiful, most successful, and most popular as of early 2017? Let's find it out!

Ten Best K-Pop Girl Groups of 2017

  1. Twice
  2. Black Pink
  3. Girls' Generation
  4. Red Velvet
  5. Apink
  6. Gfriend
  7. AOA
  8. Sistar
  9. Lovelyz
  10. Mamamoo

10. Mamamoo

Considered as one of the best K-Pop debuts of 2014 and still proving themselves in the industry, Mamamoo is popular for their retro, jazz, and R&B concepts and strong vocal performances. Mamamoo is composed of four beautiful members: Solar, Moonbyul, Wheein, and Hwasa. Each is known for her powerful voice, especially Solar and Wheein, who joined the popular music show, King of Mask Singer. Before making their debut, Mamamoo had already collaborated with several other artists, but they hit it big after the release of their third mini-album, Pink Funky, and lead single "Um Oh Ah Yeh." The song was a big hit in charts and tickets for their fan meeting sold out in a minute.

9. Lovelyz

The first girl group to form under Woollim Entertainment was Lovelyz, with their debut album Girls' Invasion released in 2014. Lovelyz has eight members: Baby Soul, Jiae, Jisoo, Mijoo, Kei, JIN, Sujeong, and Yein. As their group name suggests, the eight members are known for their sweet and lovely image. Their debut album was a good start, and it was followed by the hugely success track, "Ah-Choo." The song maintained its position on most major Korean music charts through 2015 and into 2016, making it Lovelyz's biggest hit. Tickets for their first fan-meeting in Korea were sold out within the first five minutes. The band released their second album, R U READY? earlier this year.

8. Sistar

Known for their hot, sexy, and charismatic music and videos is the pride of Starship Entertainment, the girl group Sistar. They formed in 2010 with four members: Hyolyn, Bora, Soyou, and Dasom. Since their debut, Sistar have maintained their popularity with big hits like "So Cool," "Alone," "Touch My Body," "Loving U," and "Give It to Me." Their fourth single, "So Cool," debuted at number one at Billboard Korea K-Pop Hot 100 singles chart. Their subgroup, Sistar19, debuted in 2011 and featured another popular song, "Ma Boy." Up to this day, Sistar continues to impress with astonishing fashion style, sexy music and dancing, and successful songs.

7. AOA

Also known as Ace of Angels, AOA is a girl group under FNC Entertainment with seven gorgeous members: Choa, Jimin, Yuna, Chanmi, Hyejeong, Seolhyun, and Mina. Upon their debut, AOA was a dance group with some members also playing instruments. Explaining the concept, FNC said that seven members are "full angels," with Youkyoung as a "half-angel/half-mortal." Their first mini-album, Short Hair, ranked No. 1 on different charts and also topped the M!Countdown chart in July, 2014. It also ranked eighth on Billboard's "Most Viewed K-pop Videos Around the World" for June, 2014. This year, AOA released their first Korean studio album, titled Angel's Knock.

6. Gfriend

The amazingly talented and beautiful members of Gfriend formed in 2015 under Source Music featuring powerful vocals and charming faces, The group consists of Sowon, Yerin, Eunha, Yuju, SinB, and Umji. Their debut was one of the best in 2015. The band won several 2015 female rookie awards despite coming from a small company. Since then, Gfriend has built momentum and continues to release songs that cater to the sweet taste of K-Pop lovers. Towards the end of 2016, YouTube revealed the top 10 K-pop MVs most beloved by South Koreans, and Gfriend's "Rough" and "Navillera" ranked second and tenth respectively on the list. "Rough" also became the most downloaded song in 2016, according to Gaon Chart's 2016 Year End Download Chart.

5. Apink

Another successful and popular girl group is Apink, formed by Plan A Entertainment. The group consists of Park Cho-rong, Yoon Bo-mi, Jeong Eun-ji, Son Na-eun, Kim Nam-joo, and Oh Ha-young. Apink's style is unique for their generation. Unlike sexy bands, this group chose to go with an innocent, girly, and high-school type. Member Oh Ha-young said, "Other girl groups these days tend to highlight their dancing skills and sexy looks, but our concept was an innocent and pure image. I think that's why the audience felt comfortable with us." Their music generally fits within the bubblegum pop genre, with a signature cheery lyrics, and features a quick rhythm and vintage sound. Today, Apink is not only popular in Korea; they're also establishing a fan-base in Japan and other Asian countries.

4. Red Velvet

If you think Red Velvet is just a delicious cake, you'll be surprised that there's a K-Pop girl group that is sweeter than your dessert. Formed by S.M. Entertainment, Red Velvet is a five-member group: Irene, Seulgi, Wendy, Joy, and Yeri. Since their debut, the group achieved notable success and recognition for their single "Happiness" and gained attention for their lively music and dance. A new group, Red Velvet has still received a total of thirteen music awards, including two for choreography; Best Dance – Female and Best Dance Performance – Female Group, and three new artist awards. They are made a popular cameo appearance in the 2016 hit drama, Descendants of the Sun.

3. Girls' Generation

Among the real queens and divas of K-Pop is SNSD, also called Girls' Generation. Since their debut in 2007, SNSD have been through a lot: fame, success, and trials that resulted in making them stronger. There are eight members: Taeyeon, Sunny, Tiffany, Hyoyeon, Yuri, Sooyoung, Yoona, and Seohyun. SNSD's signature musical style is characterized as electropop and bubblegum pop, though their sound varies widely, incorporating various genres including hip hop, R&B, and EDM. The group is one of the best-selling K-Pop groups of all time. Their immense popularity earned them the titles "The Nation's Singers" and "The Nation's Girl Group." In August 2016, in celebration of the group's ninth anniversary, they released a single titled "Sailing (0805)." Not so active in the past year, SNSD is still loved by millions of fans around the world, covering a wide range of ages from younger teens to elderly adults.

2. Black Pink

The group that received the Best New Artist Award at the 2016 Melon Music Awards is YG Entertainment's new band, Black Pink. With their catchy hip-hop, EDM, and R&B style, Black Pink caters to the taste of many K-Pop listeners today. The group officially debuted on August 8, 2016 with the single album Square One and is the first girl group to debut under YG seven years after 2NE1. The group consists of four members: Jennie, Jisoo, Rose, and YG's first non-Korean artist, Lisa. Black Pink's debut singles hit number one on the Billboard World Digital Songs chart and they are the fastest act to do so, and the third Korean artist to hold the top two positions after Psy and Big Bang. Their song, "Whistle" topped the digital, download, streaming, and mobile charts on Gaon in August, 2016. With their immense success, their fans (called Blinks) are already hyped-up for their next performance.

1. Twice

Earning several music awards since their debut is JYP Entertainment's new girl group, Twice. Formed in 2015 through the reality show Sixteen, the group is composed of nine members: Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Momo, Sana, Jihyo, Mina, Dahyun, Chaeyoung, and Tzuyu. Since their debut they released the hugely successful mini-album The Story Begins and title track "Like OOH-AHH." Their music video hit 50 million views within five months of their debut and became the most-viewed debut music video for any K-pop group. Twice is one of the most successful and best-selling K-Pop groups ever. Their new lead single, "Knock Knock", was released on February 20, 2017, and the music video hit 17 million on its second day on Youtube. Their official fanbase is called Once.

That's It!

Did we miss your favorite K-Pop girl group? Which group is your favorite? Share your thoughts through the comments and poll section below.

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      KpopRuinedMe 14 hours ago

      I hate blinks saying I hate "GirlsGeneration" and other girlgroups.IF U ARE A BLINK U SHOULD RESPECT UR FELLOW KPOP FANS

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      Unknown Kreep 25 hours ago

      BlackPink all the wayyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Essa 37 hours ago

      Blackpink everytime

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      kei 46 hours ago

      semuanya jebal

      kecuali twice and girl generation

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      Luv 4 Blackpink ♥ 2 days ago

      They are all the best...I love them all

      Plizzzzzzzzzzzzz don't bash each other

      In my opinion, they all slayyyyy

      I'm a.blink but I respect the other kpop girl groups...

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      Blink 3 days ago

      HATE TWICEEEE VOTE FOR BPPPP TWİCE DIE

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      Nagilyn Hernandez 3 days ago

      SNSD and Twice are so cool

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      tiffany 3 days ago

      snsd gg!

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      KPOP is LIFE 5 days ago

      i love BLACK PINK and GIRLS GENERATION anddddd TWICE

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      kpop :") 5 days ago

      mamamoo is really talented and i dont get why they're not popular even before their controversies

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      BLINK 6 days ago

      Vote twice. Hate bp

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      That gurl 6 days ago

      I think Blackpink is the best girl group *to be honest*

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      BLACK PINK 7 days ago

      BLACKPINK WILL WIN NOT GIRLS GENERATION

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      Wang Chae Yeon 8 days ago

      Girls' Generation ❤️

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      Jin Jo Park 10 days ago

      Black Pink Can Almost Famous Girl Group in 2017

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      Yoona 11 days ago

      Snsd always the best among them.. no one can replace them

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      Snsd sone 11 days ago

      right now snsd,tomorrow snsd and forever snsd.So i vote snsd.And vote for snsd too.guys please.twice is shouldn't ib top.So plz.

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      BASHER OF BLACKPINK 11 days ago

      PLEASE VOTE FOR TWICE RED VELVET

      PLEASE BASH FOR BP

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      Lalisa Manoban 11 days ago

      Me And my girls

      Haha

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      Mark ann 12 days ago

      TWICE..

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      Jeongy 2 weeks ago

      Twice is the best girl group

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      chorong 2 weeks ago

      apink

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      suman nishad 2 weeks ago

      Nishad

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      jungkook 2 weeks ago

      blackpink

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      Elly 2 weeks ago

      TWICE !

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      TwiceJihyo... 2 weeks ago

      TWICE GOGOGO...

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      Jin 2 weeks ago

      Red Velvet!!!!!

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      Sones 2 weeks ago

      Girls generation at the top :that what we called quuen

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      kenj yumi 2 weeks ago

      red velvet GO!!

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      2 weeks ago

      twice always

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      Maya 2 weeks ago

      Blackpinks overrated

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      Clark Jest 2 weeks ago

      Twice! Fighting!

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      Moon Alive 3 weeks ago

      Blackpink is going to come back as 1st, this blink is not going to give up until Rose, Lisa, Jenny, Jesoo get to the first plate

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      Trevor Toutai 3 weeks ago

      TWICEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FOREVER I HEART TWICE

      Once

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      kpopthinker 3 weeks ago

      The rest of these girl groups should be thanking SNSD, WG, etc. for paving a way for them to be recognized internationally. All kpop fans must also acknowledge that fact.

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      Patricia Ann 3 weeks ago

      Blink Forever

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      jeffrey cantomayor 4 weeks ago

      I like black pink and twice (fever) D:)

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      Mary Joy U. Zerna 4 weeks ago

      twice and apink forever

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      Vivian 4 weeks ago

      TWICE :)

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      zoe 4 weeks ago

      blackpink forever

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      SOSHI 4 weeks ago

      SNSD WILL BE THE BEST!!

      KEEP VOTING FOR OUR QUEENS!!

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      merry 4 weeks ago

      gfriend

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      kpoper 4 weeks ago

      Based on my observation, Girls Generation should be on top, it's on the poll guys!!! now they have 32% of the votes and they are the "nations girl group" respect it guys it's their title. 2nd is blackpink becaise they have "the best debut" title and I can't deny, their vocals are so good. 3rd is twice, i don't judge, but their vocals are below the best no offense but i admit their like goddesses, sorry for the once out their!!! I'm just stating the truth, and pls. They deserve a title that are origanally theirs.... 4th is red velvet and gfriend, i agree, because they deserve it!!! just look at their views of their mv's god!!! so high!!! and of cours so on!!!! sorry if i dissapointed some of you... I'm just observing guys!!! and as a mature and true kpoper i commented this...

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      Twix 4 weeks ago

      Oh my god!! I CAN'T VOTE!! I LOVE SISTAR, BLACKPINK, TWICE, RED VELVET AND SNSD!!

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      Jee 4 weeks ago

      I'm thorn between the Girls' Generation and Blackpink... But, in the end, I chose Girls' Generation!

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      BLINK 4 weeks ago

      Please vote for BLACKPINK !!!

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      Sone 4 weeks ago

      Forever SNSD :*

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      maj 4 weeks ago

      BLACKPINK

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      BLINK 4 weeks ago

      FOREVER BLACKPINK! I LOVE MY QUEENS. ♡

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      Julia 5 weeks ago

      MAMAMOO will forever be my favorite kpop group I mean have heard their vocals??! They're so good!!

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      BLINK_lisa 5 weeks ago

      In my own BlackPink is the best ever.

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      ihvnn 5 weeks ago

      idk but im falling in love so hard hard with twice

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      Lion Heart 5 weeks ago

      Girls Generation is the best k pop girl group on the world since 2017 -2017(now)

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      ricamae fetalino ONCE 5 weeks ago

      twice forever

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      chito 5 weeks ago

      blackpink best ever

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      JDA 5 weeks ago

      TWICE IS THE BEST

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      Goldenstars 5 weeks ago

      TWICE is The Best of The Best

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      Ann Hye Kyo 6 weeks ago

      I would choose TWICE. Eventhough this group is lacking of vocals, but they work so HARD. Not just for their selve's, but for their group. Together as a FAMILY. Thats why their hardworks pays off, and gain the most popular KPOP groups in this generation. So HELLO to haters and bashers! :P

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      Once 6 weeks ago

      Of course Twice on top. Their style are very pure and beautiful...

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      amisha 6 weeks ago

      GFRIEND IS ALWAYS BEST TO ME..........

      THEIR DANCE IS AMAZING,VOCALS ALSO SO AMAZING...

      YEOJA CHINGU..LOVE THEM

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      CETIFIED SONE 6 weeks ago

      girls generation forever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!waiting for there BIGGEST COMEBACK

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      Jovi 6 weeks ago

      The One and Only Nation's Girl Group GIRLS GENERATION! THE QUEENS!

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      Ella 6 weeks ago

      In my opinion black pink should be on the top. twice vocals are not stable. and black pink is much more talented.

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      Anne 6 weeks ago

      Proud Blink here from Philippines! Fighting!

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      Welda Sangkula 6 weeks ago

      I love BLACKPINK Because their are so Simple and their are so Beautiful:-)

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      erann miel 6 weeks ago

      twice

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      Once 6 weeks ago

      Twice......fighthing

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      Hawa 6 weeks ago

      I love Girls' Generation sooooo muchh.....GG fighting.

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      Christopher Oviedo 6 weeks ago

      For Me Sone☺☺

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      Therese 6 weeks ago

      Yea Twice might be number 1 but they need to improve their vocals and they are not stable.

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      Beyza 6 weeks ago

      Twice

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      ainul mardhiah 6 weeks ago

      I like black pink very much.

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      April 6 weeks ago

      SNSD the Queens!!!!!

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      JOSEPHINE 6 weeks ago

      Twice is the Queen and on Top

      ONCE

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      once 6 weeks ago

      twiceeeee

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      naia 6 weeks ago

      GIRLS GENERATION!!!

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      Aidana 6 weeks ago

      Blackpink Blackpink Blackpink

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      May 6 weeks ago

      I love Black pink

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      Ana monteza 7 weeks ago

      Hail to the queen ❤

      #TWICE as always

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      Rebecca 7 weeks ago

      GG , BP , RV , APINK ,GF

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      Ella 7 weeks ago

      My loyalty is for Girl's Generation

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      NaTzu 7 weeks ago

      TWICE ALWAYS

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      JELICA 7 weeks ago

      TWICE..TWICE..TWICE..

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      Tzuyu Residence 7 weeks ago

      Twice on top as always! :D

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      Liramayssa 7 weeks ago

      TWICE~~~

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      SONE 7 weeks ago

      I love GIRL'S GENERATION

      We Queen : )

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      Fatemeh 7 weeks ago

      Red Velvet

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      melody 7 weeks ago

      Twice

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      Sadafhkm_94 7 weeks ago

      Lamo GG is the best

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      Jenny 7 weeks ago

      blackpink and twice

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      pat 7 weeks ago

      girls generation forever Queen

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      anon 7 weeks ago

      where is 2ne1?

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      Amber 7 weeks ago

      I really love SNSD And TWICE so proud of them

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      Ferdi Wangz 7 weeks ago

      BLACKPINK !!

      BLACKPINK IN YOUR AREA !!

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      Alyyah 7 weeks ago

      FOREVER TWICE

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      Kristine 7 weeks ago

      I love SNSD

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      yoon Bomi 7 weeks ago

      Apink forever, Fighting

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      Emmy 7 weeks ago

      SNSD the group who make us feel (sone) that we will always be part of their lives, from our kid leader taeyeon who never get tired of flying from one place to another just to see us sones from different countries and the members who always give attention to us in social media and thank us every minute and second of time, I love you Girls! Fighting for our 10th anniversary.. We are strong, once a sone always a sone!

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      Turkishsone 7 weeks ago

      Snsd legends

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      Ria 7 weeks ago

      Its always The Legend