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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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      Forever Once 4 days ago

      Twice is the best girl group

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      kpop lover 6 days ago

      blackpinkkkkk!

      #blackpink is lyp

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      blink 7 days ago

      Blackpink

      #fourever

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      I HATE TWICE fvcker 8 days ago

      BLINKS IS THE BEST THAN TWICE...DUHH..BLINKS FOREVER...BLINKS FOR THE WIN..THIS TRUE

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      Twice Trash 8 days ago

      Twice is the best

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      Julian Bravoo 8 days ago from Phillipines

      I Love Blackpink !!

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      Julian Bravoo 8 days ago from Phillipines

      Yeah I Love Blackpink

      Blackpink Is Real

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      Julian Bravoo 8 days ago

      Oww What The Blackpink Is Real Queen Of This Kpop ! blackpink Is Winner !

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      coleen 10 days ago

      Twice, GFriend and Red Velvet will always be the ORIGINAL holy trinity. ever since blackpink debuted, theyve automatically replaced gfriend.. uh-uh. just coz theyre from the big three? twice, gfriend and red velvet, i repeat are the original 3rd era holy trinity. nuff said.

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      crisele joy ballola 10 days ago

      girls generation is the best k pop girls group

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      SNSD MAIcah♥ 10 days ago

      snsd is legend than othersssss

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      jessie 11 days ago

      red velvet for the 1

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      Danny once 12 days ago

      Twice my bias

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      Reham T. Adomay 12 days ago

      Gfriend is Awesome and a True Talented

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      yuka 13 days ago

      blackpink forever

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      bb 2 weeks ago

      blackpink is lit based on singing, dancing, rapping, visuals, variety skills and all

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      Putri 2 weeks ago

      Blackpink

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      anya 2 weeks ago

      I really like girls generation

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      girls generation 2 weeks ago

      fighting

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      Blinkkk 2 weeks ago

      Blackpink in your areaaaaaa

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      mae ann 2 weeks ago

      i love twice

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      Disti 2 weeks ago

      Blink black pink

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      yelena 2 weeks ago

      blackpink

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      Tick tock goes the clock. 2 weeks ago

      Old groups are much better, girl groups that debuted after 2015 are just crap ,not original and just full of average faces. groups that deserve the top 5 should be Apink,mamamoo,sistar,aoa and snsd. twice and bp... don't get me started LOL

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      ashley 2 weeks ago

      blackpink

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      dustin 2 weeks ago

      i love twice

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      Bob Dunkins 2 weeks ago

      Agree with this for international but for Korea ( which matters mostly) this would be way off.

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      jungkookie 2 weeks ago

      gfriend is better

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      EXO justine 2 weeks ago

      Twice forever

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      zeinabahmadi 3 weeks ago

      Twice is better

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      레베럽 3 weeks ago

      red velvet forevetfr

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      Twice Fan BRO 3 weeks ago

      Omg pls, twice is the best broo..... ❤ sana forever man.....

      Twice fan forever

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      sinrinstan 3 weeks ago

      Twice and gfriend

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      Lyza 3 weeks ago

      Black pink ftw

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      via 3 weeks ago

      i love GFRIEND

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      Unknown Person 3 weeks ago

      Guys pls... Stop arguing about the voting coz it will make our lodis sad I hope you'll find the light

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      Jenny 3 weeks ago

      Blackpink

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      lee kevi 3 weeks ago

      Awesome

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      misschoki_ 3 weeks ago

      one in a million.TWICE

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      Najlah 3 weeks ago

      Red Velvet is the best.They can sing,rap,dance and they are so beautiful.

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      Aemshaa 3 weeks ago

      Blackpink ❤

      Lisa [RAP + DANCE = QUENN

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      ian alcaraz chua 4 weeks ago

      Twice forever

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      Genest Heyrana 4 weeks ago

      GO BLACKPINK

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      nimi 4 weeks ago

      blackpink

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      kim kim 4 weeks ago

      blackpink only one!!!

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      jam 4 weeks ago

      go blink

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      einna 4 weeks ago

      SARANGHAEYO BLACKPINK!!!!!

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      Yoru 4 weeks ago

      MAMAMOO is the best, in talent. Then is Twice, Red Velvet, and the others:'D

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      mairagalaroza 4 weeks ago

      twice

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      mairagalaroza 4 weeks ago

      twice forever

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      Amerol Khair Sandawa 4 weeks ago

      Black pink is better

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      Sidekick 4 weeks ago

      Twice forever

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      twice forever 4 weeks ago

      twice i love you alls

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      christoer poso 4 weeks ago

      i love black pink so much

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      hanna 4 weeks ago

      blackpink always in my heart

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      blinkforever 4 weeks ago

      #blackpinkshow

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      BLACKPINK BLACKBLINK! 4 weeks ago

      I love Lisa the most!

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      angelica 4 weeks ago

      wow they are so beautiful

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      MaryRose 4 weeks ago

      Twice FIGHTING

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      Generose Pua 4 weeks ago

      Infinite BLACKPINK

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      Charles Aldrin L. Galapon 4 weeks ago

      For me, Twice is the best KPOP GIRL GROUP IN KOREA

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      erika 4 weeks ago

      blackpink vote...

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      twice 5 weeks ago

      where pristin

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      Jungkook's wife, jimin's crush and jackson's ex 5 weeks ago

      Blackpink should be in no.1 and have a look blackpink has got more vote than twice.

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      Nana Oyi 5 weeks ago

      Blackpink❤

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      Jessa taenie 5 weeks ago

      Black pink you can do it,you are the best kpop girl group I love you

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      Blinkeu 5 weeks ago

      BLACKPINK FOREVER

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      Guns 5 weeks ago

      Blackpink could be the first

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      AJ 5 weeks ago

      BLACKPINK should be top 1 because they got 32% but twice got 23%

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      Sogdiana 5 weeks ago

      I think twice and black pink are the best

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      Jennie and Lisa 5 weeks ago

      I Really support you Jennie and Lisa !

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      angel 5 weeks ago

      whooohhh BLACKPINK

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      IFFAH 6 weeks ago

      BLACKPINK THE MOST SUCESSFUL GROUP EVER

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      choi hyeri 6 weeks ago

      Gfriend is the best and also blackpink i love them

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      joyph 6 weeks ago

      Girl's Day is still my fave!

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      cute 6 weeks ago

      so gorgeos

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      sparks pop-k 6 weeks ago

      Black Pink in 1

      Girls Generation in 2

      Red Velvet in 3

      Twice is not even in the list

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      Blink 6 weeks ago

      Blackpink 31% ♡ Twice 23% Hahaha

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      ello 6 weeks ago

      Blackpink is the best!! Twice is not a talented so go away!

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      kim chi !!2@ 7 weeks ago

      twice foe me!!!

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      mlaurito16@yahoo.com 7 weeks ago

      twice for me!!!

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      Little bunny 7 weeks ago

      Twice is the best

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      nicecultura 7 weeks ago

      all korean girl group are the best and talented i love them all and so cool

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      Apink Twice 7 weeks ago

      Yasss,Twice number 1

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      Once 7 weeks ago

      Twice

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      DeusPudim 7 weeks ago

      TWICE IS THE BEST

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      lien 7 weeks ago

      black pink,

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      in2001 7 weeks ago

      blackpink

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      hana youssef 8 weeks ago

      Blackpink

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      Yuyu 8 weeks ago

      I really like BlackPink!!

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      Zeeylaa 8 weeks ago

      I'M A BIG FAN OF MAMAMOO I love MAMAMOO so much because they're unique and their voice a so amazing...

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      Lia 8 weeks ago

      Blackpink

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      Nieda samba 2 months ago

      Gril's generation yes yes yes!!!!!

      I love you..............

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      Kim_Jisoo 2 months ago

      Blackpink still the best because they're the best seller for girl group category.they even can enter boy group category based on the number album sold.dont forget their success in japan..their songs also hits for every comeback and have 45 wins in music show already in less than 2 years..so, that facts should put twice on top compare other gg this year.Im sure everyone here just vote for their favourite.whoever we like, we cant deny twice achievements.hopefully more gg can achieved it too because kpop was conquer by boy group before and we should support any gg..sadly, their fans especially once,blinks,sone like to bash each other..sincerely from not ONCE.

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      panda blink  2 months ago

      Apink blackpink fighting !!!

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      Svibe 2 months ago

      Twice is the best! Congrats my girls! yeayy

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      ved relvet 2 months ago

      red velvet my qween!

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      MIN QUEEN D BLACK 2 months ago

      BLACKPINK IS POPULAR THAN TWICE

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      None 2 months ago

      Blackpink is better than twice

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      Signal 보내 2 months ago

      Stay salty haters. Get a better insult. They can sing but you're just too dumb to understand. Thrice don't have a brain. If they do then it's probably the size of an ant.