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Top 10 Best K-Pop Girl Group 2017

Updated on March 3, 2017

The rise of popularity in the K-Pop world is growing pretty fast. From the time of their debut to now (2017) some new girl groups have already achieved success in just a few short years. Which among the many girl groups are the best, most beautiful, most successful, and most popular as of early 2017? Let's find it out in this list.

10. Mamamoo

Considered as one of the best K-Pop debuts of 2014 and still proving themselves great in the industry is the girl group, Mamamoo. The group 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. The members are known for their powerful voices, especially Solar and Wheein who joined the popular music show King of Mask Singer. Before making their debut, Mamamoo had already made collaborations with several artists. They reached immense success 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 was sold out in a minute.

9. Lovelyz

The first girl group ever formed under Woollim Entertainment is Lovelyz, with their debut album Girls' Invasion released in 2014. Lovelyz has eight members, namely 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 huge success of their 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. Upon their first fan-meeting in Korea, the tickets were sold out within the first five minutes, showing great anticipation from their fans. They will be releasing their second album "R U READY?" on February 27, 2017.

8. Sistar

Known for their hot, sexy, and charismatic appeal in music and video is the pride of Starship Entertainment, the girl group Sistar. They are formed in 2010 consisting of four members: Hyolyn, Bora, Soyou, and Dasom. Since their debut, Sistar has continued to rock on charts and maintain their popularity through their biggest hits, which includes "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, which debuted in 2011, features another popular song, "Ma Boy". Up to this day, Sistar continues to impress us with their astonishing fashion style, sexy music and dance, and commercially successful songs.

7. AOA

Also known as Ace of Angels, AOA is a girl group under FNC Entertainment which consists of seven gorgeous and beautiful members: Choa, Jimin, Yuna, Chanmi, Hyejeong, Seolhyun, and Mina. Upon debut, AOA was revealed to be a dance group, with some members also playing instruments. Explaining the concept of their debut, FNC revealed that seven members are "full angels" with Youkyoung as a "half-angel/half-mortal". Their sexy concept of idols turning into a group of heavenly angels was so attractive and captivating. 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

Showing us their powerful vocals and charming faces are the amazingly talented and beautiful members of the girl group, Gfriend, formed under Source Music in 2015. The newly-formed group is hitting the charts with their exceptionally good voices and sweet concept of an ideal girlfriend. The group consists of Sowon, Yerin, Eunha, Yuju, SinB, and Umji. Their debut was considered as one of the best in 2015, and became successful after they won several 2015 female rookie awards despite coming from a small company. Since then, Gfriend has garnered their momentum and continues to release songs that caters 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" were ranked 2nd and 10th respectively in that 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 in the K-Pop world 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 simply unique in today's generation. Unlike the sexy, hot, and attractively appealing style, they chose to go with an innocent, girly, and high-school like 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 to beat the summer heat. Today, Apink is not only popular in Korea, but also establishing name 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 red velvet dessert. Formed by S.M. Entertainment, Red Velvet is a five-member group which consists of pretty female idols, Irene, Seulgi, Wendy, Joy, and Yeri. Since their debut, the group has been into notable success and recognition for their wonderful performances. They debuted with their single "Happiness" and gained attention for their lively music and dance. As a new group, Red Velvet has received a total of thirteen music awards, including two awards for choreography; Best Dance – Female and Best Dance Performance – Female Group, as well as three new artist awards. They are also popular for their cameo appearance in the 2016 hit drama, Descendants of the Sun.

3. Girls' Generation

The real queens and divas of K-Pop is our all-time favorite idols and the pioneer of girls' group in this generation is SNSD, also called Girls' Generation. Since their debut in 2007, our SNSD idols have been through a lot, through fame, success, and even trials that resulted them to remain stronger with 8 members: Taeyeon, Sunny, Tiffany, Hyoyeon, Yuri, Sooyoung, Yoona, and Seohyun. SNSD's signature musical styles are characterized as electropop and bubblegum pop, though their sounds have varied widely, incorporating various genres including hip hop, R&B, and EDM. The group is also considered as one of the best-selling K-Pop groups of all time. Their immense popularity earned them numerous titles, including "The Nation's Singers" and "The Nation's Girl Group". In August 2016, in celebration of the group's ninth debut anniversary, a single titled "Sailing (0805)" was released. Even without being 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. Blackpink

The girl group who received the Best New Artist Award at the 2016 Melon Music Awards is YG Entertainment's new band, Black Pink. With their catch Hip-hop, EDM, and R&B style, their music definitely caters to the taste of many K-Pop listeners today. The group has 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 and upcoming performance.

1. Twice

Garnering several music awards since their debut is JYP Entertainment's new girl group, Twice. Formed through the 2015 reality show Sixteen, the group is composed of nine members: Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Momo, Sana, Jihyo, Mina, Dahyun, Chaeyoung, and Tzuyu. They officially debuted on October 20, 2015 and since then, they have been experiencing huge success with the 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, and following that popularity is their recorded sales of their album, which was confirmed to have sold 0.49 million, a bombastic thing for a newly-formed 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.

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      Kristine 27 hours ago

      I love SNSD

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      ゆ 33 hours ago

      소녀시대

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      yoon Bomi 35 hours ago

      Apink forever, Fighting

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      Valerie Anne Cambe 40 hours ago

      Apinkkkk

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      Emmy 2 days 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 2 days ago

      Snsd legends

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      Ria 2 days ago

      Its always The Legend

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      hediyeh 2 days ago

      I LOVE you snsd ♡ snsd group k_ pop ♡ hi group snsd tiffanyy ILove you and taeyeon, yoona, yuri, seoyeon, hyoyeon, soyong, sanyy♡

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      Shane calleja 2 days ago

      Black pink

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      Baby Tae 2 days ago

      Of course SNSD . Queen of kpop

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      Mams 2 days ago

      I've been a kpop, kdrama fan for almost 6 yrs. For me no one can defeat Girls Generation, a lot of new bands are made but still Girls Generation remain the same. Everyone knows who is Girls Generation here in Philippines. I'm not a totally fan of Girls Generation I just witness they're power as The Queen of Kpop.

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      Sunny 3 days ago

      Just girls generation

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      Sooyoung-sone 3 days ago

      Snsd is best...

      Best group of kpop!!!

      Sone are here:)

      We are always one!!!

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      Mobina 3 days ago

      Forever sone

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      Dorsa 3 days ago

      Girls generation is the best❤❤❤❤

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      Citra 3 days ago

      BLACKPINK IS!!!

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      BLINK 3 days ago

      Black Pink Baby!!

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      lenny 3 days ago

      i dont even think lovelyz will in number9 im more into they will on 23

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      BigBlue 3 days ago

      Girls' Generation/SNSD should be at number 1. They are the Nation's Girl Group and THE biggest girl group in KPop. Accept no imitations. Not even ONCE.

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      BABYSONE 3 days ago

      we dont die we multiply LOVE SONE

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      Kabita 3 days ago

      Twice

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      HasnaeSoNe 3 days ago

      Wahooooo the queens if the queens SNSD win congratz my babies ure the best NGG 4ever i love uuuuu my soshi ure the best 4ever ♥♡♥♥♡♥♥♥♡♥♥♡♡♥♡♡♥♡♡♥♡♥♥♡♡♥♡★☆☆♡♥♥♡★☆☆ SONE 4ever i love u SONES ♥♡★☆♡♥♡★☆☆♡♥♥♡

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      Criis 3 days ago

      SNSD FOREVER

      SONYEOSIDAE + SONE = SOSHI

      소녀시대 + 소원 = 소시

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      G6 4 days ago

      I choose gfriend because for their song , vocal & dance performances .,. They really good & popular from uknown entertaiment/company ...

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      Emmy 4 days ago

      Snsd!

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      Sone 143 4 days ago

      Girls Generation for me because they are the best girl group ever and they are legendary they are the first girl group in Korea

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      snsd 4 days ago

      For ever sone

      Snsd really is the best

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      seohyun_sone4ever 4 days ago

      Snsd 4ever girls generation is the queen always ni one van beat

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      sarah 4 days ago

      Twice is the best!!!

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      Twice 4 days ago

      Go Twice FIGHTING

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      Evasone 4 days ago

      Snsd Still alive

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      Evasone 4 days ago

      Snsd

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      bacanya 4 days ago

      GirlsGeneration

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      Angie 4 days ago

      GirlsGeneration

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      Andy 4 days ago

      Apink

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      gigi 4 days ago

      SNSD FOREVER

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      salsabilahyoyeon 4 days ago

      Sone here!!!!

      SNSD only

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      Quan 4 days ago

      Snsd

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      DWI 4 days ago

      SNSD

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      Snsd 4 days ago

      Snsd❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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      Erica 4 days ago

      SNSD all the way

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      GIRLS GENERATION 4 days ago

      Girls generation is the first for me.Queens :)

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      Mei21 5 days ago

      SNSD

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      Twice 5 days ago

      Vote Fo TWICE BECESE THIER THE BEST GIRL GROUP...MISSA WHERE ... BLACK PINK NOTHING .....

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      nina 5 days ago

      Snsd for me

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      Snsd enthusiast 5 days ago

      SNSD FOR LIFEE

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       5 days ago

      Queen's of kpop : Girls Generation

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      D.V. 5 days ago

      SNSD 4EVER

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      Anjali 5 days ago

      Snsd forever queen

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      Sheezy 5 days ago

      SNSD for life..

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      Reveluv 5 days ago

      Red velvet love them

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      Wahybang 5 days ago

      Red velvet is the best i love them love rv

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      Vina 5 days ago

      Queen is snsd n forever snsd.. no one can beat them even though they hasn't come back yet

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      nina sone 5 days ago

      Snsd for me

      Best kpop girls group

      They are legendary

      I love snsd and i am sone forever

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      PARKİJHYO 5 days ago

      TWİCEE❤️

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      GG 5 days ago

      Snsd is the best

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      keyyyyyyyyn 5 days ago

      twiceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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      Yudhis_ARMYxBLINK 5 days ago

      Blackpink

      Rose,lisa

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      maharani oktavia 5 days ago

      SNSD

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      oncetwice_1001 5 days ago

      For me twice cause I love them

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      Reem.Q 5 days ago

      Vote for Gfriend please

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      Rifda luthfiah avianda 5 days ago

      I vote my queen @girlsgeneration

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      Haz 5 days ago

      Snsd

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      SO NE 5 days ago

      AYOOO GO !!

      Girls' Generation are the best forever

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      Haneen Tiffany Sone 5 days ago

      WE ARE SONE

      QUEENS WILL WIN

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      yoona_fans 5 days ago

      Snsd queen's

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      Traci 6 days ago

      Twice❤️Slaying since debut

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      nourhane 6 days ago

      Snsd are legends

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      Najd 6 days ago

      TWICE forever

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      hagir 6 days ago

      SNSD

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      adinda 6 days ago

      TODAY, TOMORROW AND FOREVER SNSD JJANG!!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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      Girls generation 6 days ago

      GG..

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      Twice fangirl 6 days ago

      Love you TWICE :)

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      Girls generation 6 days ago

      Snsd is the best

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      Girls generation 6 days ago

      Im sorry onces but i think twice is not good they are so cute and its so bad

      Snsd 2 years dont have any come back snsd is the best they are so good and beautifull they are queens twice is not better than snsd

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      karlacolita 6 days ago

      me twice

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      Gael 6 days ago

      Snsd for me the nations girl group

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      Marsha 6 days ago

      SNSD for me

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      Char 6 days ago

      Twice forever

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      nourhane hamdi 7 days ago

      Snsd always the best , legends

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      Cana 7 days ago

      GirlsGeneration is the best.

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      Choi_24 7 days ago

      ♡♡♡♡♡SNSD♡♡♡♡♡

      4ever

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      hannakrishane 7 days ago

      Twice for me

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      01007093345 8 days ago

      snsd

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      Sone arab ot9 8 days ago

      Kpop snsd forever only1

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      Sone arab ot9 8 days ago

      Kpop snsd forever

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      :) 8 days ago

      This is more like a popularity ranking. MAMAMOO is the group with better voices, and they write their songs. Also they have a unique music, KPOP AND JAZZ.

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      Taeyeon7ss 8 days ago

      Snsd... Faut-il

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      nana 9 days ago

      snsd snsd snsd snsd GGGGGGG X SIEMPRE

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      leydi 9 days ago

      snsd snsd snsd snsd

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      carttoon 9 days ago

      GG por supuesto son la reinas,no necesitan del plagio para tener éxito

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      nipster 10 days ago

      @bllik: Creo que twice es mas popular que blackpink pero a me me gusta blackpink mas que twice porque ellas estan creativo (y bonita)

      @everybody else: Twice is cool and all but, I think blackpink is better because they're just a bit more creative( and hotter too ;P)

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      tzuyodaaaa 10 days ago

      this is not updated yaaaaah but twice is legends omooo they sold 1Million copies of signal omoooo. And they almost hit 10 million on the first day of releasing the knock knock

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      Kaeli 11 days ago

      Blackpink

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      Esperanza en el mundo perdida ^^ 12 days ago

      Gfriend is really the best, not blackpink or twice. Im sorry but for me the coreographies are better, the songs are better, they sing better...

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      Thibault 12 days ago

      TWICE of course. Nobody has achieved as much as them in such a short amount of time

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      Anderson 13 days ago

      Gfriend!

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      Sone4ever 2 weeks ago

      Girls Generation 2 years without come back but still at high rank the real Queen

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      kpopper 2 weeks ago

      No offence to once or twice, but twice's vocal skills really need to be improved. Then they can place in 1st. Girl's Generation, Blackpink, EXID, Mamamoo, GFRIEND, 2NE1, SISTAR, Wonder Girls, Miss A, Girl's Day, Red Velvet and f(x) are probably of very high standing (at least top 10)

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      SriHaryatini 2 weeks ago

      Twice become number one

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      Khawla 2 weeks ago

      For me twice is the best ❤

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      Once 4ever 2 weeks ago

      Twice is the best , no one can beat twice !!

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      eli 2 weeks ago

      Black pink must be the first

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      SuGA swaG 3 weeks ago

      I'm not a once but I love twice

      Because they debuted on my birthday!!!!!!!!!!

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      sally 3 weeks ago

      Still Twice is the best to replaced Girls Generation.I love SNSD,but now i think Twice might be their wonderful baby sister although from different company.

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      TzuYodaaa 3 weeks ago

      twice fans are warriors

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      StichiTwin 3 weeks ago

      As Far as I thought SNSD is the most popular Girl Group in Kpop Industry?They should be the Number one!

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      jen 3 weeks ago

      WHERE IS EXID THOUGH?

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      random person 3 weeks ago

      in my opinion red velvet can beat black pink just because they have more tops song than black pink

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      Nick 3 weeks ago

      Yes people, TWICE is number 1, their succesful is from another world, they have greats songs and not only the tittle tracks, their albums are amazing, they have great skill, thei visual is just no joke, and they have a great personality.

      Btw, wheres Exid?

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      The18thBazooka 3 weeks ago

      Red Velvet is amongst my favorite groups of all-time. Trust me when I say the four top groups are the groups that I absolutely love. But them up against TWICE? I believe Red Velvet could easily beat TWICE (BLACKPINK and Girls' Generation maybe not). But I'm glad all of them are on this list because I'm a ONCE, a BLINK, a SONE, and a ReVeluv!

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      feelsbatman 4 weeks ago

      wheres girls day?

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      HIMANSH 4 weeks ago

      I thought blackpink is the no 1 group and I also like the members of it but I like the LISA most

      She is no 1 wrapper for me

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      Himansh singh 4 weeks ago

      I like LALISA very much from blackpink

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      Yas 4 weeks ago

      It was good but why missa wasnt??

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      LS 4 weeks ago

      I really love Oh my girl, Twice, Girls Generation, Red Velvet and Blackpink

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      Karylle dellona 4 weeks ago

      I Really Love twice so much I like blackpink to but I Love twice more Than blackpink

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      once 4 weeks ago

      I love TWICE,BLACKPINK and GFRIEND

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      Shaima 4 weeks ago

      Blackpink won, twice lose

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      Shhh 4 weeks ago

      Twice is not there real voice black pink is the first

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      Secret 4 weeks ago

      Where is exid?

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      Emma 5 weeks ago

      black pink

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      Jenny chi 5 weeks ago

      Apink and blackpink always I will Stan them.love u apink and black pink

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      Baekyeonie_ss 5 weeks ago

      SNSD will be always the legends and QUEENS of kpop in my heart.

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      buddy 5 weeks ago

      my favorites group: GFRIEND

      RED VELVET

      BLACK PINK

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      Tiffany 5 weeks ago

      Black pink is the best vote for black pink

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      jannelle 5 weeks ago

      Go Girls Generations

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      Jewel 5 weeks ago

      Twice

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      Emily 5 weeks ago

      I love all of them!!!!

      My favorites (now) are Blackpink, ioi, gfriend, AOA.

      I used to love twice but I listened to their songs too much i guess.

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      Essaj_23 6 weeks ago

      BlackPink in our Area=))

      Blink.. Blinkies vote more..

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      Aujin 6 weeks ago

      Blackpink Blackpink

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      Aaheli Ganguly 6 weeks ago

      Vote to twice

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      Arisa 6 weeks ago

      Black Pink

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      ... 7 weeks ago

      Mamamoo!!!!! Don't like the other....I'm not really into kpop just Mamamoo

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      Tobya 7 weeks ago

      This is actually the first K-pop girl group ranking that is a bit more honest. Many put SNSD as #1by default. I use to like them but too be honest they have lost most of their appeal in particular for lack of new songs and the group was effectively doing their own thing. Maybe their comeback this year might change this but thanks again for your honesty in these rankings

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      SanMilly 8 weeks ago

      I love TWICE. They are friendlier, and cute too!

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      mm 2 months ago

      This year the most popular,famous and favorite kpop girl group is TWICE.

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      Anonymous 2 months ago

      Why not snsd at no1,they are old group and debuted since 2007,they had a good song to,btw snsd always in my heart

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      Anonymous 2 months ago

      Where is IOI?

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      minmin 2 months ago

      Only snsd in my heart.

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      Neonne 2 months ago

      Go twice

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      jessa black pearl 3 months ago

      Why blackpink is not number one ??

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      meu 3 months ago

      Aaa..... f (x)? seriously?!

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