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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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      Nieda samba 22 hours ago

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

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

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      Kim_Jisoo 22 hours 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  44 hours ago

      Apink blackpink fighting !!!

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      Svibe 2 days ago

      Twice is the best! Congrats my girls! yeayy

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      ved relvet 3 days ago

      red velvet my qween!

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      MIN QUEEN D BLACK 3 days ago

      BLACKPINK IS POPULAR THAN TWICE

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      None 3 days ago

      Blackpink is better than twice

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      Signal 보내 5 days 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.

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      I am 5 days ago

      Twice jjang

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      Big Blue 6 days ago

      Other than SNSD should be at number 1 instead of three, not a bad list.

      TWICE... popular, yes. Legend? Never. Talented? Don't make me laugh.

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      kyle 6 days ago

      gfriend is popular than apink

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      twice 6 days ago

      the best k pop group twice twice for the win loving twice forever

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      anthea 6 days ago

      i love twice foreverrrrrrrrrr.........

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      Ulala 7 days ago

      Gfriend is not popular but they are really good at dancing and singing

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      Lana 7 days ago

      Black pink

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      lutviana 7 days ago

      Gfriend the best

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      Dennis 8 days ago

      Yes twice no.1 ye ye ha ha Twice...

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      KIMSON 8 days ago

      I WILL VOTE BLACKPINK

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      CLbae 9 days ago

      WHERE IS 2NE11111

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      Yoona lim 9 days ago

      I love snsd scince there debut many people question me "why you love snsd" then i answer it because of her music thier music was a great music i heard ever i feel i under stand what that is meaning like a baby baby, all my love is for yo.

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      Ka 10 days ago

      GG forever

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      stephanie 10 days ago

      i love black pink since im 10 years old!!!

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      atiqahdf 11 days ago

      go go! blackpink! your the best of the best~~

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      J.J Hsee 13 days ago

      Go my queens Blackpink

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      Tania 13 days ago

      TWICE babies are the reason why I stay in K-pop, they are unique and loyal to the unique kpop style.

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      Dilang Anghelllllll 13 days ago

      Its seems like I'm the only one who will comment this but yeah still a solid BUDDY. GFRIEND FTW!!!

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      BLINK ♡ ♥ 2 weeks ago

      Blackpink is the Best of the Best. I love Blink

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      TWICE YEYYYYYYY 2 weeks ago

      love u twice:))))))

      i support others but i really like twice

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      !!!!! 2 weeks ago

      blackpink in your area

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      namkhing 2 weeks ago

      i love blackping

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      rooyasta 2 weeks ago

      T-ara where ?

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      Fadedark 2 weeks ago

      Blackpink vote

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      Lyly 2 weeks ago

      Blackpink is the best Twice should be 2

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      BABY JANICE XIAO 2 weeks ago

      GFRIEND U ARE BEST FOR ME!

      GO GFRIEND!

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      Micah Ella 2 weeks ago

      Go, TWICE!! ;) you're the best for me

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      Eun Byul 2 weeks ago

      Blackpink

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      JIHOON MINE 2 weeks ago

      I think twice is number 1 untalented girlgroup , bitch-_- . Girl's geeration is legend , go go SONE !

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      Lisa manoban 2 weeks ago

      gooo 4 it black-generation

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      Anonymous 2 weeks ago

      Twice is the best :))

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      ellesoj 2 weeks ago

      twice is the best

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      Once!!!!Twice 2 weeks ago

      TWICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      india 2 weeks ago

      BLACKPINK THE BEST still watching in 2017sep

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      Angie Reyes 2 weeks ago

      Go Twice and Blackpink! You can do it!

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      Exopiantrash 3 weeks ago

      Where's 2NE1??

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      Destiny 3 weeks ago

      Twice 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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      DasSpice 3 weeks ago

      AOA BlackPink Twice

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      rohania 3 weeks ago

      go twice

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      April 3 weeks ago

      Twice

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      BGD=ARMYxBTS 3 weeks ago

      BP is getting famous..so u guys better watch it out or you'll be playing with

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      allyson 3 weeks ago

      blackpink :))

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      snsd 3 weeks ago

      right now it's girls' generation,Forever its girls' generation

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      Blink, Revuluv and Sone 3 weeks ago

      Sorta sad to see people voted for twice more than Red Velvet when Red Velvet's singing is 100x better.

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      Blink 3 weeks ago

      Thats my blackpink!!!!

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      ggggg2424 3 weeks ago

      go blackpink I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!

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      Jennie Kim 3 weeks ago

      Keep it up my blinks ...even thought blackpink just started this year but see they are in the top 2 ....

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      Elmieza tania 3 weeks ago

      I love top 10 best k-pop girl group of 2017

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      Fc#Blackpink. 3 weeks ago

      So Lovely blackpink#Blicks

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      .... 4 weeks ago

      go twice!

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      Nea Andrei 4 weeks ago

      OMG TWICEEEE! GO TWICE you can do it we once will support you forever we are a SOLID ONCE not just liquid or gas but SOLID we won't forget you 'til the end of our lives we're here supporting and loving you as always GO TWICE GO!!

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      I black 4 weeks ago

      I Black pink

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      ann 4 weeks ago

      blackpink,twice

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      Yn 5 weeks ago

      I stand for blackpink+twice

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      Neon Mg Mg 5 weeks ago

      black pink babies.... so lovely yelling in OPPA...

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      Grace David 5 weeks ago

      Twice for the win.

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      amb 5 weeks ago

      snsd crushed your favs

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      sTAN WANNA ONE 5 weeks ago

      i stan blackpink + twice + red velvet + snsd :))

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      Franzyn Paleracio(blink) 5 weeks ago

      Blackpink for the win

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      KpopRuinedMe 5 weeks 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 5 weeks ago

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

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      Essa 5 weeks ago

      Blackpink everytime

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      Luv 4 Blackpink ♥ 6 weeks 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 6 weeks ago

      HATE TWICEEEE VOTE FOR BPPPP TWİCE DIE

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      Nagilyn Hernandez 6 weeks ago

      SNSD and Twice are so cool

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      tiffany 6 weeks ago

      snsd gg!

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      KPOP is LIFE 6 weeks ago

      i love BLACK PINK and GIRLS GENERATION anddddd TWICE

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      kpop :") 6 weeks ago

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

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      BLINK 6 weeks ago

      Vote twice. Hate bp

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      That gurl 6 weeks ago

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

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      BLACK PINK 6 weeks ago

      BLACKPINK WILL WIN NOT GIRLS GENERATION

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      Wang Chae Yeon 6 weeks ago

      Girls' Generation ❤️

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      Jin Jo Park 7 weeks ago

      Black Pink Can Almost Famous Girl Group in 2017

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      Yoona 7 weeks ago

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

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      Snsd sone 7 weeks 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 7 weeks ago

      PLEASE VOTE FOR TWICE RED VELVET

      PLEASE BASH FOR BP

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      Lalisa Manoban 7 weeks ago

      Me And my girls

      Haha

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      Mark ann 7 weeks ago

      TWICE..

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      Jeongy 7 weeks ago

      Twice is the best girl group

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      chorong 7 weeks ago

      apink

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      suman nishad 8 weeks ago

      Nishad

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      jungkook 8 weeks ago

      blackpink

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      Elly 8 weeks ago

      TWICE !

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      TwiceJihyo... 8 weeks ago

      TWICE GOGOGO...

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      Jin 8 weeks ago

      Red Velvet!!!!!

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      Sones 8 weeks ago

      Girls generation at the top :that what we called quuen

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      kenj yumi 8 weeks ago

      red velvet GO!!

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      2 months ago

      twice always

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      Maya 2 months ago

      Blackpinks overrated

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      Clark Jest 2 months ago

      Twice! Fighting!

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      Moon Alive 2 months 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 2 months ago

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

      Once