Top 20 Most Successful and Best-Selling KPOP Groups Ever

Updated on December 23, 2016

Kpop music is extremely popular nowadays. A lot of music lovers had discovered the wonder of listening to it because of their trendy songs, catchy music, colorful styles, iconic fashion, and unique dance moves like no other. The popularity of Kpop dominates the world. But who are the kings and queens of this trendy music? Who are the best K-pop groups?

Let's find it out in this list of top 20 most successful and best-selling Kpop groups ever. This is not just about who's most popular, most handsome, most beautiful, or most iconic. This list is a combination of first top 10 female groups and first top 10 male groups, and is based on their album sales alone.

20. Twice

Every year, the competition is tight when it comes to being the best K-pop group of the year. But no other girl group has accomplished the same achievements as Twice (트와이스) in 2016. Their rise into popularity was fast, with the fact that they have only debuted in the late 2015. The music video of their song, "Like OOH-AHH" hit 50 million views within five months of their debut and became the most-viewed debut music video for any K-pop group. The group is composed of nine members: Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Momo, Sana, Jihyo, Mina, Dahyun, Chaeyoung, and Tzuyu.

In 2015, their album was confirmed to have sold 0.49 million, which is a bombastic thing for a newly-formed group. They are under JYP Entertainment.

19. Apink

Since 2011, Apink (에이핑크) has been popular for their very innocent and girlish image, which is often compared to first-generation idol girl groups S.E.S. and Fin.K.L.Unlike the other girl groups, Apink focuses on their music more than their sexy image as idols. Though they have shown a much matured side with their 2014 releases, they are still recognized as one of the cutest K-pop girl groups. The group consists of six members: Park Cho-rong, Yoon Bo-mi, Jung Eun-ji, Son Na-eun, Kim Nam-joo and Oh Ha-young.

Despite being a rookie group, their best-selling release, Seven Springs of Apink has sold 0.53 million in 2011. They are formed by Plan A Entertainment (formerly A Cube Entertainment).

18. f(x)

Known for their catchy EDM and electro-pop music, the girl group f(x) (에프엑스) is one of the most recognized K-pop groups internationally. Their acclaimed second album, Pink Tape, was the only K-pop album on US music channel Fuse's '41 Best Albums of 2013'. They have also received several prestigious awards at the Golden Disk Awards and Seoul Music Awards. In March 2013, they became the first K-pop artists to perform at SXSW in Austin, Texas. The group is composed of four members: Victoria, Amber, Luna, and Krystal.

f(x) became one of the best-selling K-pop groups after they had reportedly sold 0.65 million in 2009 The group was formed under S.M. Entertainment.

17. 2NE1

Another popular girl group is 2NE1 (투애니원). They became extremely known for their debut song, "Fire" which was released on May 6, 2009. Within the first 24 hours of release, the two versions of the song's music videos have received over one million views. Following their immense debut success, the hit song, "I Don't Care" was released as the group's second single became the most downloaded song of July 2009. At the end of 2010, 2NE1 was awarded the two grand awards: Artist of the Year and Album of the Year. The group was originally composed of CL, Bom, Minzy and Dara.

2NE1 had became so successful after hitting 0.83 million in 2009. They are formed by YG Entertainment.

16. T-ara

Formed in 2009, T-ara (티아라) has made their success record of being one of the best-selling girl groups. Their debut studio album, Absolute First Album, was released in December 2009 and made several hit singles including "TTL (Time to Love)", "Bo Peep Bo Peep", and "You Drive Me Crazy". Their second extended play, John Travolta Wannabe (2011) includes "Roly-Poly", which was nominated for several awards and went on to become the Gaon chart's number one single of the year. Because of their huge success, they became popular in other countries. T-ara is regarded as the most popular K-pop girl group in China. The group is composed of six-members: Boram, Qri, Soyeon, Eunjung, Hyomin and Jiyeon.

The group has sold 0.97 million in 2009. It was formed by MBK Entertainment.

15. Infinite

One of the most popular boy band of today's generation is Infinite (인피니트). Their first album Over The Top was released on July 21, 2011 along with the music video of their title track Be Mine. The track received a "Double Crown" for winning two consecutive #1 places at M! Countdown. When they had their first and second concert, their tickets were immediately sold online minutes after being released. Their mini-album New Challenge sold over 160,000 copies in South Korea alone and was one of the best-selling albums of 2013. The group has seven members, namely Sungkyu, Dongwoo, Woohyun, Hoya, Sungyeol, L, and Sungjong.

Infinite became one of the most successful boy groups and has reportedly sold 1.81 m in 2010. They are formed by Woollim Entertainment

14. BTS

They are regarded as the best Kpop group of 2016. BTS, also called as Bangtan Boys, had phenomenally gained popularity since they debuted on June 13, 2013. Known for their large social media presence, BTS were named by Forbes as the most re-tweeted artist on Twitter in March 2016. After their debut. they became even more popular as the rise into widespread prominence with their Most Beautiful Moment in Life trilogy and charted at number one on the Billboard World Albums Chart. It remained in the spot for multiple weeks, making BTS the first K-Pop act to achieve that feat. The seven members of BTS are: Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Rap Monster, Jimin, V, and Jungkook.

BTS had reportedly sold 2.2 million in 2013. They are under Big Hit Entertainment.

13. Fin.K.L

Part of the 'early originals', Fin.K.L (핑클) is a very popular K-pop girl group since their debut in 1998 and before they disband in 2002. They are one of the first groups who introduced the art of R&B and ballad in Kpop music. The trend of late 1990s K-pop was to have groups sing cute and catchy music but Fin.K.L is not as typical as the other groups. Some of their best songs are Blue Rain, To My Boyfriend, and Sad Tears, which was a ballad about a lost love, and giving that love up for the sake of everyone else. They have also won numerous music awards along with the other famous girl group, SES. Fin.K.L has four members: Lee Hyori, Ock Joo-hyun, Lee Jin and Sung Yuri.

Up to this day, their record-breaking hit of selling over 2.380 million in 1998 is truly remarkable.

12. Baby V.O.X

Another golden group of their generation, Baby V.O.X (베이비복스) was a five-member female dance group active from 1997 to 2006. The group's first members are Cha Yu-Mi, Jung Shi Woon, Jang Hyun Jung, Lee Hee Jin and Kim E-Z. But after the first album, both Jung and Jang left the group and were replaced with Shim Eun Jin, Kan Mi Youn, and Lee Gai. In 1999, Yoon Eun Hye replaced Lee Gai. Their single "Get Up" was released and reached the number one spot on the Korean music pop charts, while "Killer" earned the 'Top Excellency Award' in Seoul Music Award in 1999.

The group was a total success and reportedly sold 2.381 million in 1997.

11. Big Bang

Labeled as the "Kings of K-pop" and "Nation's Boy Band", Big Bang (빅뱅) is considered by The Washington Post as the 'biggest band in Asia' because of their terrific popularity in the world. Big Bang were the first Korean hip-hop mainstream idols, being credited for the genre spreading throughout the world as a representative of the Hallyu Wave. Conquering the globe with their pop and hip hop music, they are one of the most promising bands that inspired many other boy bands. The group is also a very popular icon in Japan, knowing for their strong influence on J-pop. Since their debut in 2006, the group has been awarded in recognition of their masterpieces in music. The five members of Big Bang are T.O.P, Taeyang, G-Dragon, Daesung and Seungri.

Their worldwide influence brought success as they sold 2.4 million in 2006. The group is formed by YG Entertainment.

10. Turbo

A premier dance group behind the best songs of the 90's, Turbo (터보) is originally a duo consisted of Kim Jong-kook and Kim Jung-nam. When Jung-nam left, Mikey was replaced and they continued to become one of the biggest K-pop stars from 1995-2000. In 1995, they made a blast in the dance world with their debut song, My Childhood Dream. Their hit songs, 'Twist King' and 'Black Cat' was a total success and extremely popular, and still remains as an all-time favorite dance songs up to date. The music video for their song "Tonight" garnered much popularity and was regarded as one of the best music videos of 2000. In 2015, they made a comeback as a trio after 15 years with "Again", releasing a single of the same name featuring the Nation's MC, Yoo Jae-suk.

Turbo's legendary fame left a mark in history after selling 2.77 million in 1995.

9. TVXQ

Called as the 'Asia's Stars' and dubbed by Billboard as 'K-pop royalty', TVXQ (Tong Vfang Xien Qi) have become one of Asia's most successful music acts of their generation after selling over 10 million records in the first 10 years of their career. Their Time Tour, one of the highest-grossing concert tours of 2013, is the highest-attended concert tour held by a foreign music act in Japan. The group originally began as a five-member boy band composed of members U-Know Yunho, Max Changmin, Hero Jaejoong, Micky Yoochun, and Xiah Junsu. In 2011, the group returned as a duo with Yunho and Changmin. Their intense, powerful, and passionate songs and dance moves brought them groundbreaking success.

During their debut year, TVXQ sold 3.1 million in 2003. They are formed by S.M. Entertainment.

8. KARA

A girl group known for their sweet image and melody is Kara (카라). The group originally started off as a quartet and made their debut with the song "Break It" while showing a strong feminine image and a mature R&B sound. Formed by DSP Media, the expectations for the group were big because they were considered as successors to their senior label mate, Fin.K.L. Overall, the group managed to sell over one million physical singles within two years, making them one of the fastest-selling South Korean acts in Japan. The group's final lineup was composed of Park Gyuri, Han Seungyeon, Goo Hara and Heo Youngji.

Upon their debut, the group sold 3.21 million in 2007.

7. Shinhwa

The success, fame, trust, and loyalty of Shinhwa (신화) as a group is definitely a great friendship goal. Throughout its 18 years of existence, the group has achieved many successes and has been awarded many honors. Shinhwa became the longest-running Korean boy band in existence. They also hold the record for the only boy band to stay together for a decade and not lose members along the way nor add another one in. Also in 2011, they became the first K-pop group to own their own entertainment company, when they established the 'Shinhwa Company'. The members of the group are Eric Mun, Lee Min-woo, Kim Dong-wan, Shin Hye-sung, Jun Jin, and Andy Lee.

They have sold 3.31 million in 1998. They are formed by SM Entertainment but later moved to Good Entertainment.

6. Super Junior

Super Junior (슈퍼주니어), also known as SuJu, is the best-selling K-pop artist for four years in a row. The group launched into international recognition following the release of their best-selling single "Sorry, Sorry" in 2009. Due to their overwhelming success, they have already earned thirteen music awards from the Mnet Asian Music Awards, sixteen from the Golden Disk Awards, and are the second singing group to win Favorite Artist Korea at the 2008 MTV Asia Awards. The group has thirteen members in total, originally debuted with twelve members, consisting of leader Leeteuk, Heechul, Hangeng, Yesung, Kangin, Shindong, Sungmin, Eunhyuk, Siwon, Donghae, Ryeowook and Kibum. Kyuhyun joined the group in 2006.

The group was able to sold 3.39 million in 2005. They are formed by SM Entertainment.

5. Girls' Generation

Undeniably the best Kpop girl group and the most popular in our era is the Girls' Generation (소녀시대) also called SNSD. The group is originally composed of nine members: Taeyeon, Sunny, Tiffany, Hyoyeon, Yuri, Sooyoung, Yoona, Seohyun, and Jessica (who left the group in 2014). The group rose to fame with their single "Gee", which claimed the top spot on KBS's Music Bank for a record-breaking nine consecutive weeks and was named the most popular song of the 2000s in South Korea by Melon. SNSD is also popular for their iconic fashion, being the model for today's trend. The members are often seen as sisters, role models, and icons which many people love, because of their cute, feminine and happy style.

Upon debut, they sold 3.46 million in 2007. They are formed under SM Entertainment.

4. SES

The best girl group of the earlier generation is SES (에스.이.에스), which is also dubbed as the female counterpart of the best boy band, H.O.T. The group raised phenomenal popularity, becoming K-pop's first highly successful girl group. They released their first album, I'm Your Girl, in 1997 under SM Entertainment, and had their public debut in November 1997. Their look at the time was very innocent, with their songs being cute love songs. At the end of 1999, their third album, Love was released. It was their best-selling album, selling over 762,000 copies. This is currently the holder of the record for best-selling album in Korea by a female group. The trio of the group are Bada, Eugene and Shoo,

SES successfully sold 3.55 million in 1997.

3. g.o.d

One of the most successful boy bands ever is g.o.d (지오디). The name is an acronym for Groove Over Dose. They were one of the few groups to have an album become a "million seller" in K-pop. As one of the most recent million album selling groups in South Korea, they are often referred to as "the Nation's idol", and considered as the "Legends of K-Pop". After winning the Daesang from the three major broadcasting systems in Korea for their multi-million selling 4th album, they began a "100-day Human Concert" where all the shows were sold out and each day had a different theme. The members of this legendary group are Park Joon-hyung, Yoon Kye-sang, Danny Ahn, Son Ho-young, and Kim Tae-woo.

They have sold 5.1 million in 1999.

2. EXO

They have been named "the biggest boy band in the world" after dominating the K-pop world with their massive success upon debut. EXO (엑소) were ranked as the most influential celebrity by Forbes Korea for the year 2014 and 2015, after their first album XOXO (2013), which contained the breakthrough hit "Growl", was a critical and commercial success. With this, they won both Disk Daesang at the 28th Golden Disk Awards and Album of the Year at the 15th Mnet Asian Music Awards. It sold over one million copies, making Exo the best-selling Korean artist in twelve years. The group had twelve members: Xiumin, Suho, Lay, Baekhyun, Chen, Chanyeol, D.O., Kai, Sehun (present members), with Luhan, Kris, and Tao as past members.

Their record-breaking act sold 6.1 million in 2012. They are formed by SM Entertainment.

1. H.O.T.

H.O.T (에이치오티) was the best K-pop group of its generation before it disbanded in 2001. They are credited as the first K-pop boy band and the forerunners of the "idol group" trend in the Korean music industry. They successfully turned mainstream Korean music into music for the younger generation, as their name suggests, "High-five Of Teenagers". Not only the group was popular in their country, H.O.T was also popular in Taiwan, China, and Korean and Asian communities in the Americas. It was the first group to have an album become a "million seller" in K-pop, despite there being a financial crisis in South Korea at the time. The members of the band were Moon Hee-joon, Jang Woo-hyuk, Tony An, Kangta and Lee Jae-won.

Upon their debut they have sold 7.6 million in 1996, which remains unbeatable up to this date. They were formed by SM Entertainment.

Best-selling Kpop group according to overall sales (albums, singles, DVDs)

After knowing the top 20 list of the best-selling K-pop groups based on their album sales alone, we're still curious as to who's the King and Queen of all media. For the overall sales, which includes all types of physical album - CDs and DVDs of their albums and singles, here's the list of our top 13. Take note: TVXQ is the leading male K-pop group, while SNSD is the leading female K-pop group.

Kpop Group
Debut Year
Sales
TVXQ
2003
15,648,766
Big Bang
2006
7,637,781
H.O.T
1996
7,636,908
Girls' Generation
2007
7,007,981
EXO
2012
6,823,806
SES
1997
5,655,000
g.o.d
1999
5,061,883
KARA
2007
4,785,228
Super Junior
2005
4,264,730
SHINee
2008
3,382,483
Turbo
1995
3,000,000
JYJ
2010
3,000,000
BTS
2013
2,500,000

Which K-pop group is your favorite?

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      Gag me 6 hours ago

      Haha bts is 14th, more like number one now since all of the publicity. Especially now that even more Americans are getting attached. Mic drop our new published song on kiss for radio.

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      name 43 hours ago

      i'm an elf but i think bts should be in the top 5 or at least top 10. They really successful right now. Suju are the one who introduce kpop to the world but bts also spread them more widely. They win billboard and made a debut stage in ama. i think they deserves to be in the top 5. Many people got into kpop because of bts (like most of my friends). I d0nt want to start a fanwar whis is just my opinion.

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      Person 5 days ago

      Funny how BTS was 14th and then you see the votes. Anyways... We should give BlackPink some more popularity they deserve like their MVs are spectacular, the clothes, the dancing. TBH the list can keep going on an on. Plus they debuted in 2016 so they are pretty new. And I'm not even going to go into BTS in the USA, like what?? SO proud!

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      Atlanta:) 7 days ago

      I think since Koreans don't know how to respect them they should give us (THE REST OF THE WORLD*) BTS!!!

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      Jane 2 weeks ago

      Everyone here's like: "BTS! Black Pink! EXO!" And I'm just like...

      "The kings and queens of K-pop! SuJu! BigBang! 2ne1! SNSD!"

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      Passerby 2 weeks ago

      Y'all... this article was published at the end of 2016 and it was talking about most successful & best selling groups historically speaking and based on the sales numbers...

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      American 3 weeks ago

      Let the korea people have exo.. We want bts!! Give us bts.

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      Princess Piamonte 3 weeks ago

      Ialso like BTS I WISH THAT THE BTS WILL ALWAYS NO. 1 BUT I ALSO LIKE EXO BLACKPINK AND TWICE but the most i like is bts so s cheer up

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      Jack 4 weeks ago

      BTS is B est

      T errific

      S uper

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      sandrsa 4 weeks ago

      i am an army so i will go with bts

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      bts 4 weeks ago

      bts,bts,bts,bts,bts,bts,bts,bts,bts

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      bp 4 weeks ago

      WHERE IS BLAKPINK

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      lyn jay joromo 4 weeks ago

      i want to vote exo because they are sing and dance

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      bella 4 weeks ago

      i love them all but if i had to pick one it would be infinite

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      luv katie 5 weeks ago

      omg , Im new to kpop and im in love with EXO !! how can they be so perfect !

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      army (bts) 5 weeks ago

      who is H.O.T??? btw LONG LIVE EXO!!!!!!

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      BigWooHitlim 5 weeks ago

      14 & 15 makes list very beautiful. BTS and INFINITE

      I don't know why but I can notice so many similarities between 2 groups.

      Dance ability,Both are from small companies, Both groups are ACE of their companies. Visual members with letter names, Both Sunggyu and Rapmon are Genius leaders, Top dancer couples HOYA, Dongwoo and J-HOPE,Jimin. And even they have many of similar song titles in non titled traks as well as INFINITE 2015 release DNA Japanese MV and BTS 2017 realese DNA MV,

      Also Jungkook passed the Wooliment audition once. And many more. +

      SM entertainment cute off INFINITE's freedom while their career peak.They own wooliment label at that time. Also rumoured SM behind the MAMA voting unfair thing to BTS.

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      kpopsaranghae 7 weeks ago

      i think we should stop these fanwars right now and i think many people are agreeing too....i appreciate the fact tht kpop is growing alot nowadays and fans are trying to bring their group to the top (especially ARMYs and EXO-Ls)...every band has a different style and a unique personality becuz of which they are gaining fans but that means that u should mind ur own business and just stick to ur own fav band and not interfering into others love or hate for a band..im not saying that u shouldnt defend ur favourite band..just dont type stupid stuff that may make the situation worse...now talking about this list of rankings..im just making this clear it says BEST SELLING and NOT best group....BTS and EXO are both really popular right now and i myself am an army(but i love exo as well) everyone might have their own opinions !!;)

      P.S- ALL THE BANDS ARE AMAZING!!

      PEACE!!!

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      bts 7 weeks ago

      pls more views for bts

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      armyy 7 weeks ago

      BTS always one ❤️

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      Jungkookfuturewife 7 weeks ago

      BTS I LOVE YOU I LOVE YOU!!!!!!

      KEEP IT UP....

      YOUR AMAZING GREAT...(JUNGKOOK JIMIN J HOPE BEST DANCERS EVER)BUT I LOVE THEM ALL

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      Army 23 7 weeks ago

      Bts is just the best group and their are just amazing

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      JOHANNY 7 weeks ago

      my favorite group is BTS and BLACKPINK because their voice is so very nice

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      trisha 8 weeks ago

      EXO, HUMBLE AND ALWAYS BEEN AWESOME.

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      ARMY AND BLINK 2 months ago

      My favorite Group is BLACKPINK AND BTS BECAUSE THERE SONG IS REALLY AWESOME AND REALLY cool I love them so much

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      Maria 2 months ago

      My fav groups are SNSD and BTS(especially Junkook)

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      Damn 2 months ago

      Damn, BTS is ahead asf.

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      jong key 2 months ago

      Woah!!!!BTS♡♡

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      denise 2 months ago

      saranghae EXO

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      JJfever 2 months ago

      Wow! TVXQ is leading with twice the records.

      Their fandom power is amazing.

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      EXO-L 2 months ago

      EXO! YOUNG BOY GROUP WITH A SUCCESSFUL CARREER, YET STILL HUMBLE. SARANGHAJAAAA

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      Park Taeyeon 3 months ago

      bts is the best

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      soshi freak 3 months ago

      SNSD, The best or nothing!

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      Lee Susan 3 months ago

      EXO are actually kind of the saviours of k pop. They are the only big group trying to create variations and experimenting with new genres where the other popular groups are still doing same genre again and again as they are afraid 2 try out new things.

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      Barbie Thokchom 3 months ago

      Exo heart you..... for me you all are the best. Good luck.

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      3 months ago

      Exo is the best. Exo Exo Exo

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      Help Me 3 months ago

      kimberly masudog High notes doesn't matter. AT ALL.

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      Crimson chelly 3 months ago

      Bts are the best kpop group ever ever ever

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      BTS 3 months ago

      BTS have made it so far and are still growing there music is unique and they sing about problems with reality like depression or social issues and they write their own lyrics plus they are such funny little goofballs and they are so fun to be with

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      a vip 3 months ago

      BTS have a bright future ahead of them, and it's only a matter of time before they become the new generation's representation of kpop.

      oh.... i laughed so hard jajajjaa

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      exo-l wake up 3 months ago

      by the way exo always first in ranking!!!

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      kimberly masudog 3 months ago

      i like the most is EXO.. because they have so many visual. they can reach a very high note.. im not saying this because im an exo L but im telling the truth.. :)

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      Shiso 3 months ago

      BIGBANG all the way .They are Legends like TVXQ. Waiting for their next comeback as 5!

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      Vante 3 months ago

      EXO have had a head start than BTS and also have the big 3 privilege. This is why it's no question that EXO is one of the best selling groups. BTS is a group that did not receive this leverage in the kpop industry, but have already left their footprint as they've marked history with their achievements. EXO have also done this with their award winnings.

      EXO have reached their peak, and will continue to do well.

      BTS, however, have boomed in popularity, and have not reached their peak. With all eyes on them, it's obvious that their sales will explode and they'll without a doubt have a bright future. Perhaps a future where EXO don't even become competition.

      Lots of people are saying that BTS can't even be considered to EXO, but if fans have to argue about this then you've only just proved this otherwise!

      BTS have a bright future ahead of them, and it's only a matter of time before they become the new generation's representation of kpop.

      Great job to all of these groups though, it's difficult maintaining a good musical sound.

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      bigbang 3 months ago

      i like mv koko bop!!!down down baby.

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      Peach 3 months ago

      Fighting!!

      -SM Stan

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      Sushi  3 months ago

      BTS is like the best. I love BTS all their songs are amazing

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      exo baekhyun 4 months ago

      I Love EXO

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      exo 4 months ago

      exo the legend!!!! bomb

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      ExoL 4 months ago

      These comments are funny because they all say BTS should be first just because below votes. But overall and in general Exo is just more successful considering their sales and in general. I am not hating I am just saying that BTS only got popular after their Wings Album. But Exo was popular way back, before Wings Exo was still popular. They've been popular since Wolf and Growl in 2013 and 2014. So... Exo for the win.

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      gosh! us your mind 4 months ago

      bts is a illuminati

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      got7 and twice 4 months ago

      don't worry guys next year bts is losing!!!.

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      exo-L 4 months ago

      fighting!!!

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      Marissa 4 months ago

      I think bts are good dancer and singers

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      Blood, sweat and tears 4 months ago

      I KARD does not suffer what other DSP Media groups suffered because I love them so much

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      EXO Sehun 4 months ago

      Love Exo

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      Stand 4 months ago

      Don't trust the album sales figures for DSP Entertainment/Media they have a reputation for under reporting album sales to avoid paying taxes. I am kinda glad DSP is not one of the biggest labels anymore as they ruined so many good groups.

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      DR 4 months ago

      I think H.O.T main rival SECHSKIES should have made this list but that's just my opinion.

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      Suraj 4 months ago

      Where is PSY? I mean he had blast in 2012 with gangnam style.

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      Prisca 4 months ago

      I love EXO and BTS but I don't think they're on the level of BIGBANG. Well... even though I'm not a fan of Bigbang, I have to admit that this group is much more talented. (This is my opinion) And believe me, it huts to admit it especially when you're not a fan of the group ^^'

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      pat 4 months ago

      Exo LEGENDS

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      whitney 4 months ago

      exo forever

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      Leyla 4 months ago

      Basically all of the groups are under sm,sm is the best company to be under,they make you legends

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      Aishah 4 months ago

      Obviously VIP forever Big Bang are the kings of kpop they created kpop not going to lie

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      Forever armys 4 months ago

      So you see the thing is armys are just supporting our faves just giving their opinions not looking down on other fandoms by commenting bad things ..... if you consider "why isnt bts no 1?" As looking down on other idols i have no words to say....so mainly exo-l stop commenting about ARMYS LIKE THAT WERE JUST SUPPORTING OUR FAVES

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      Vavava 5 months ago

      Block B isn't on the list, but their music sells really well in SK, it gets downloaded a lot. Their fandom is a bit smaller, but their music makes a lot of money.

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      Boi 5 months ago

      They shouldn't 'kill themselves'. They're just expressing how much they like that group. It might be annoying, but you shouldn't tell people to kill themselves because of that.

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      GABRIELL 5 months ago

      RESPECT THE RANKING GUY!!!

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      Mandu 5 months ago

      Okay, can we all stop saying "bts is the best" because that may be your opinion bit it may not be others' opinions. I personally like BTS most but that doesn't mean others will.

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      DSK Army 5 months ago

      BTS IS THE BEST

      THEY SHOULD BE THE FIRST

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      No Name 5 months ago

      BTS is the best!!!!!

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      Kpop 5 months ago

      So what's your point we know that their were a lot of amazing groups before BTS ... but we love BTS so why can't we say it ? Yes EXO is a great group but we love BTS so we are going to say it period .... they are on this list too .....

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      KYLIE BELLA DELA CRUZ 5 months ago

      FOR ME EXO GROUP IS THE BEST GROUP EVER BECAUSE THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL SONG AMD CUTEST GROUPS

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      Anithpcy 5 months ago

      Who came here because of Exo?

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      PhixoJHO 5 months ago

      Stan for EXO

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      kristanti adinda dewi 5 months ago

      My favourite group exo and bts

      LOVE YOU EXO AND BTS 4-EVER

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      I LOVE KPOP 5 months ago

      I think EXO should be #1 since they save kpop. They're legend

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      Exo leader Suho!!! Yo! 5 months ago

      Exo exo for life!!!!

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      Emily 5 months ago

      BTS FOR THE WIN!!!!!!!!!

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      Inne 5 months ago

      Just because BTS won the Billboard awards doesn't mean they are no 1 in this world. You should wake up child!

      There are so much excellent groups before BTS exist.

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      salka debbarma 5 months ago

      bts

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      Nini 5 months ago

      EXO~❤

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      Mandy 5 months ago

      KARA queens ♥

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      :) 6 months ago

      I'm proud of BTS :')

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      Real 6 months ago

      Hhh. EXO are the Legends. Even though they BTS win the BBMAS it doesn't mean they can compete to EXO. I'm just saying what I felt..It is true..EXO's Album XOXO has reached to 1M. As what they said it is the very first time that happen to KPOP.

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      Hhh 6 months ago

      This ranking is based on SALES numbers and Facts. That is the reason why BTS is not in n.1 soooo pleeease stop saying they should be n.1 because they won in bbmas cause that is stupid and does not mean they have sold more than the other groups!!!!!

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      seungribae 6 months ago

      this is a ranking for most successful and best selling kpop groups. yes bts is popular and successful now but their achievements haven't reached the level of the ones on #1 tvxq, #2 exo and #3 god, yes they won top social award on bbma but that doesn't overpowered the success of the top 3 so stop complaining about bts not being able to make at top 3

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      AA 6 months ago

      Omg! Why are ppl like their bias group should be in top ! THIS IS FROM MANY GENERATIONS AND ACHIEVMENTS TILL DATE! So whoever made it to this list and based on their ranking THEY DESERVE IT!.....but there other bands like vixx,exid,2pm etc who didn't make it though they were really great! WE REALLY NEED TO START APPRECIATING OTHER BAND ACHIEVEMENTS! And if your bias group does well in the future too WELL GR8 THEY WILL MOVE UP THE CHART...THEN YOU GUYS CHILL !and celebrate!...We really need to end this competitive fiasco coz EVERY KPOP GROUP SHINES IN THEIR OWN WAY!!PEACE! PEACE! On that note I am really happy EXO is second! Want them to break records this year too! and rank firstAnd am glad INFINITE and BTS are in top 15 ! Wohoo!

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      JJS 6 months ago

      A year from now EXO will be on Top 1 for Albums and BTS will move significantly higher.

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      SuGA swaG 6 months ago

      why is BTS not 1 2 or 3.

      They are the first kpop boy group that is in the billboards,they won TOP SOCIAL ARTIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      hehehergz 6 months ago

      BBMA IS NOT THE BASIS OF BEING FIRST IN THIS RANKING LEARN TO RESPECT THE OTHER GROUPS AND STOP DRAGGING THEM DOWN IMMATURE ARMYS

      HUEHUEHUE

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      Vbaekookchen 6 months ago

      WAHHH i'm very very proud of BTS and EXO ,, well as you can see , I have two favourite group , it's BTS and EXO but Bts is the most cause my taetae is their hahaha just joking is just that I'm a solid army HAHAHA

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      Kaisoo 6 months ago

      My favourite group exo and Shinee

      First exo and second Shinee

      Exo and Shinee saranghae

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      JKis❤ 6 months ago

      BTS is ❤. I am an ARMY, but I agree that fandoms should not fight over who’s better and more popular…because at the end of the day… it’s always a matter of PREFERENCE. People have different tastes, likes and opinion. That’s why those who love powerful vocals and pretty boys go with EXO (no offense, just stating a fact), or the no-nonsense and bold nature of Big Bang has kept them on top all these years. I prefer my guys talented and daring and their songs upbeat and their honest lyrics speaks to my heart and soul…which is why I prefer BTS. EACH and EVERY one of them offers something different to the table…and we should just be thankful they’re there to entertain and love us. So please!!! Enough with these fan wars. It’s getting really old. Let’s just support our own idols and the hell with the others. LOL

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      Nick 6 months ago

      TWICE is a rookie but their succesful is amazing. Next group of the Nation.

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      WIFI MOTO 6 months ago

      Just accept the truth people that ur faves is not the most popular group dont bring other kpop down to rise ur faves this is about most successful and best selling albums dont say that ur faves should be in the top

      asia is more bigger than america so dont say that bts is so popular EXO IS SLAYING THE ASIA

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      Vmin 6 months ago

      Right now bts is the most popular group and also with their album you never walk alone

      The have reached another level so maybe next year bts will be on top with a hugh difference . .

      No offence cuz this days bts popularity . . Ummm

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      annoymous 6 months ago

      bts shouldve been first bc they won the bbmas

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      L Myungsoo 7 months ago

      I love you infinite gogogo

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      Exo will continue being the best even though some fans transferred or exchanged fandom and turned to BTS. 7 months ago

      Exo will continue being the best even though some fans transferred or exchanged fandom and turned to BTS.

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