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!

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      AnonymousOtakuHere 2 days ago

      BlackPink 4 Da Win

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      Momo 4 days ago

      TWICE for the WIN.

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      johairea 5 days ago

      twice

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      Marv 5 days ago

      SNSD will forever and always be number one.

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      Buddy 5 days ago

      Gfriend

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      HArry 5 days ago

      Black pink!

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      Harry 5 days ago

      Blackpink!!

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      Rose jean 7 days ago

      Twice

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      Chaeng 9 days ago

      BLACKPINK

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      Ji yao 10 days ago

      Twice

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      Alexa 10 days ago

      Blackpink is the best for me they are so cool..I also love twice but I'm so crazy with Blackpink especially Jennie Kim she is so cute and hot at the same time cool..

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      Em dejesus 10 days ago

      BLACKPINK because this group is so very popular and so very very perfect so my vote for BLACKPINK

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      gracie celina 10 days ago

      no other than TWICE

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      RHEA 12 days ago

      BLACKPINK

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      jadeadoracion 2 weeks ago

      twiceee

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      jadeadoracion 2 weeks ago

      twice is the most popular cause they are goddess

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      nana 2 weeks ago

      twice

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      BP lover 2 weeks ago

      Blackpink have the most many votes bp for the win

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      ZhiWei 2 weeks ago

      TWICEEE

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      BLACKPINK!!! 2 weeks ago

      BLACKPINK!!!

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      numa 2 weeks ago

      twice twice twice twice twice is always win and first

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      sanamana 2 weeks ago

      I love Twice and Blackpink. But to be honest, you all love bp only coz they have "girl crush" concept while bash twice for cute concept. You know what - cute concept and girl crush are both amazing. Stop hating twice if you don't like their music, it doesnt mean that other people can't like it, twice are working so hard. Yall boy groups stans just disrespect women for doing anything. Stop hate on girl groups. So unfair that boys don't get that much hate. The sad thing is that twice are hated by WOMEN. So you talk about equality until it is twice

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      Nani 2 weeks ago

      Blackpink in your area

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      allson 2 weeks ago

      Blackpink

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      abdi 2 weeks ago

      twice is the best girl group in the world ok everyone

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      rithika 3 weeks ago

      twice

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      liza 3 weeks ago

      go blackpink

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      Tzuyu 3 weeks ago

      Twice ..fighting!!!

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      monica 4 weeks ago

      i love clc

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      jen 4 weeks ago

      snsd

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      fans 4 weeks ago

      snsd queen all kpop

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      Riz 4 weeks ago

      I love youuuu blackpink

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      TWICE is my life 4 weeks ago

      Yes Go TWICE !!!

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      su 4 weeks ago

      BLACKPINK..QUEEN OF EVERYTHINGS

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      ayehssa 5 weeks ago

      go!! Twice

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      crishel grace 5 weeks ago

      i really, really ,really love the BLACKPINK

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      Ann 5 weeks ago

      Blackpink in your area

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      Mariane 5 weeks ago

      Blackpink have the 4 beautiful members

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      asma 6 weeks ago

      Blackpink

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      jane caligdong 6 weeks ago

      twice is the best

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      juliezamae 6 weeks ago

      blackpink for the win................

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      jessa 6 weeks ago

      twice for win

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      fans 6 weeks ago

      what about exid then ? they are great and so are their songs why not them on the list?

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      OnceBlinksBuddy 6 weeks ago

      Twice, Blackpink, Gfriend GOOGOGOGOGOOGOGOOOGOGGO!!!

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      no fans 6 weeks ago

      twice for something like a win

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      Lee jinson 6 weeks ago

      Black pink please....There the best one....

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      STAN TALENT 6 weeks ago

      STAN MAMAMOO

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      Person 6 weeks ago

      BLACK PINK SHOULD BE NO.1 !!!!

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      nicole 6 weeks ago

      twice for the win

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      7 weeks ago

      It is okay for me as long as balckpink is there

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      TWICEisthe  7 weeks ago

      TWICE will surely be on the top because of their amazing performances that makes them famous all over the world.. With their awesome talents and spectacular abilities, they would stay on the number one position FOREVER and EVER!!!

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      weronika 7 weeks ago

      blackpink shouldn't be 2nd. red velvet is more popular... even gfriend is more popular in korea.

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      gwyneth 7 weeks ago

      blackpink!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!is the no.1

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      Twice 7 weeks ago

      Twice fighting gogo go twice #no twice no life

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      mariel an villegas 7 weeks ago

      for me twice is the best i will do my best for twice i will fighting to other basher of twice. twice is my life twice is my family twice is my insperation twice is my happiness

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      HealerXD 7 weeks ago

      twice are the best ... so much the better!

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      Aria 7 weeks ago

      For me BLACKPINK is the best

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      lancer 7 weeks ago

      go gfriend fighting

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      Sofia 7 weeks ago

      Blackpink votes is higher than twice now

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      Nor-Haniah 7 weeks ago

      G-Friend is the best, best among the rest..G-Friend must be the number one not twice.They said that the voice of twice are not good.So it means them voice

      are FAKEEEE!!!!!So it must be the G-Friend are in the top one..Go Go Go G-Friend..Fighting!!!!!Never Give Up!

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      Suchila's Wish List 7 weeks ago

      Black pink is the best other group are like awkward they are so girly they don't have any swag and they don't Rock the stage

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      Suchila's Wish List 7 weeks ago

      Black pink is the best ever girl group of k-pop they rock the stage

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      Imanuel 7 weeks ago

      Yes, SNSD (Girl's Generation)

      To 3 and Twice to 1!!! And GFriend to 6.❤❤❤

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      anon 7 weeks ago

      Blackpink are not badass. They are a bunch of girls who think they have swag. Twice and Red velvet were the biggest girl groups this year.

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      Kim Dahyun 7 weeks ago

      Twice Fighting

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      Beulping 8 weeks ago

      Blackpink♡♡♡❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

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      BANGTANPINK 8 weeks ago

      Blackpink is the best girl group

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      twice 8 weeks ago

      I love twice....each and every song.......by watching their mv's I feel like I am flying high.....They will be always in my heart...

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      anonymous 8 weeks ago

      um whrere is 2NE1? because their like the queens of kpop

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      mina 8 weeks ago

      Twice :*

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      once4eva 8 weeks ago

      Twice aka Queens❤

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      coleen 8 weeks ago

      go twice,blackpink,gfriend

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      unknown 8 weeks ago

      exid should be on this list

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      Dorky BLINK 8 weeks ago

      Blackpink isthe best beacause their concept is badass I more like badass than girly.

      P.S they are like BTS.They are both SWAG

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      Shiannna 2 months ago

      I love Black pink just because they have different concept compared to other groups. And I really love their dance steps anf songs.I also like their both side: boyish, girly.

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      Lovelinus 2 months ago

      Fighting lovelyz

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      Reinalyn cruz 2 months ago

      I like the most is the TWICE.Because TWICE is famous group for me.WE LOVE YOU TWICE...

      GOD BLESS YOU TWICE

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      Twice fan 2 months ago

      Twice are the best black pink also good but I like twice more than black pink. Twice fighting!

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      faivielly 2 months ago

      twice is the best girl group

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      Neko 2 months ago

      Twice is the baum with likey and with the new release heart shaker making it fantastic and amazing

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      Blackpink Best:) 2 months ago

      Blackpink always #1 Love them so much

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      onceluv 2 months ago

      twice

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      team humble 2 months ago

      twice is better go once fighting..

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      ONCE 2 months ago

      GO TWICEEEE

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      kpoplyfe. 2 months ago

      Twice are ok. Their songs are so repetitive and they are too twee for my taste. They need more attitude to be less boring.

      Blackpink are BOMB. Love them girls! They should be number 1 and Red Velvet 2! IMO.

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      leonie 2 months ago

      i love twice but i love so much APINK

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      blackpink_rose 2 months ago

      Go blackpink!!!!!! i know if you're entertainment realease more songs you will be in number one!!! hwaiting

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      Cuttie PEnguin Mina Kyle 2 months ago

      GO twice!!!!~

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      Aria 2 months ago

      Blackpink and twice are the best

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      blinkblink 2 months ago

      FIGHTING BLACKPINK!

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      FriNion 2 months ago

      Fighting TWICE!!! ONCE!!!

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      Nayounggie 2 months ago

      why not have that pristin

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      CRYSTAL TWICE 2 months ago

      MY GONZALEZ YOU ARE SOOOO RUDE EVERYONE THINKS BLACKPINK IS DEAD. TWICE HAS JUST REALEASED 2 SONGS THIS MONTH HOW MANY HAS BLACKPINK...NONE GET YOUR FACTS RIGHT

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      SNSD MAich♥ 2 months ago

      quennnnnnn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      of All K-PoP group is still

      SNSD (GIRL'S GENERATION)♥♥♥♥

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      secret 2 months ago

      twice fighting twice!!!!

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      ghost 2 months ago

      apink must be the number one

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      Nomz 2 months ago

      Twice are making history with all their achievement.

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      blink255 2 months ago

      BLACKPINK FIGHTINGH

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      Myk Gonzales 2 months ago

      I think blackpink deserve the 1st spot. I love twice but blackpink is better.

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      nicole sanchez 2 months ago

      my korean group i like is twice cause i'm twice fan

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