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Top 10 Most Popular K-Pop Girl Groups (2022)

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Blackpink is the most popular K-Pop girl group, but see who else made the list!

Blackpink is the most popular K-Pop girl group, but see who else made the list!

The popularity of K-Pop is rising every day. Plenty of Korean girl groups are rising in popularity each day, and they have lots of fans all around the world. There are many K-Pop girl groups, but the following eight are considered to be the most popular K-Pop girl groups today.

  1. Blackpink
  2. Twice
  3. Red Velvet
  4. Everglow
  5. Mamamoo
  6. EXID
  7. Oh!GG
  8. Itzy
  9. Fromis 9
  10. aespa

Which of the K-Pop girl groups listed above is your favorite? Make sure to vote for the group you like the most in the poll at the end of the article.

Blackpink

Blackpink

1. Blackpink

  • Members: Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, Lisa
  • Years Active: 2016–present
  • Albums: The Album (2021), Born Pink (2022)
  • Production Company: YG Entertainment, Avex
  • Associated Acts: YG Family

Blackpink (also stylized as BLACKPINK) is the highest-charting female K-Pop band formed by YG Entertainment. The four-member group consisting of Jisoo, Rosé, Lisa, and Jennie debuted in 2016.

Their single "Boombayah" became their first number-one hit on Billboard World Digital Songs chart and is the most-viewed debut music video by a Korean act. In 2017, Blackpink made a strong comeback with "As If It’s Your Last," over 14 million views on YouTube in less than 24 hours!

Twice

Twice

2. Twice

  • Members: Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Momo, Sana, Jihyo, Mina, Dahyun, Chaeyoung, Tzuyu
  • Years Active: 2015–present
  • Albums: Twicetagram (2017), Eyes Wide Open (2020), Formula of Love: O+T=<3 (2021)
  • Production Company: JYP Entertainment, Warner Music Japan
  • Associated Acts: JYP Nation

Twice is the first K-Pop girl group to earn platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of Japan for album and CD single in the same year! Formed by JYP Entertainment through the competition reality show, SIXTEEN, the girl band debuted in 2015 with their mini-album The Story Begins.

There are nine members: Jeongyeon, Nayeon, Jihyo, Mina, Dahyun, Chaeyoung, Momo, Sana, and Tzuyu. With wide recognition and popularity in the general public, Twice has been called the next "Nation’s Girl Group."

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Red Velvet

Red Velvet

3. Red Velvet

  • Members: Irene, Seulgi, Wendy, Joy, Yeri
  • Years Active: 2014–present
  • Albums: The Red (2015), Perfect Velvet (2017), Bloom (2022)
  • Production Company: SM Entertainment, Avex Trax
  • Associated Acts: SM Town, SM Rookies

The group with the most number-one albums and who received numerous awards for music, choreography, and popularity, like the Golden Disc New Artist Award and the Mnet Asian Music Award for Best Female Group. Formed by S.M. Entertainment, Red Velvet debuted in 2014 with four members: Irene, Seulgi, Wendy, and Joy. (In 2015, a fifth member, Yeri, joined the group).

Red Velvet is known for their unique concept, defined by two different images: "Red" and "Velvet." "Red" is their brighter, more vivid side, whereas "Velvet" reflects their softer, more elegant concepts.

Everglow

Everglow

4. Everglow

  • Members: Aisha, Sihyeon, E:U, Onda, Yiren, and Mia
  • Years Active: 2019–present
  • Single Albums: Arrival of Everglow (2019), Hush (2019), Last Melody (2021)
  • Production Company: Yuehua

Everglow is a K-Pop girl group managed by Yuehua Entertainment, a multinational talent agency from Beijing. So, it’s no wonder the group is composed of members not from Korea, but different countries of the world! It consists of 6 members: Onda, E:U, Sihyeon, Mia, Yiren, and Aisha. They debuted in March 2019 with their first album, Arrival of Everglow.

Mamamoo

Mamamoo

5. Mamamoo

  • Members: Solar, Moonbyul, Wheein, Hwasa
  • Years Active: 2014–present
  • Albums: Melting (2016), 4colors (2016), Reality in Black (2019)
  • Production Company: RBW
  • Associated Acts: Esna

Mamamoo is well known for their retro, jazz, and R&B concepts and vocal performances. They formed in 2014 with four members: Solar, Moonbyuk, Wheein, and Hwasa and debuted with their retro-inspired funk song, "Mr. Ambiguous" from their first EP, Hello. It was considered one of the best debuts of 2014.

The next year they solidified their position in the K-Pop world with the EP, Pink Funky and the track, "Um Oh Ah Yeh." Known particularly for their funky pop songs, Mamamoo surprised the audience in 2017 with the powerful pop ballad "Paint Me," which emphasized the group’s soulful side.

EXID

EXID

6. EXID

  • Members: Solji, LE, Hani, Hyelin, Jeonghwa
  • Years Active: 2012–present
  • Albums: Street (2016), Trouble (2019), B.L.E.S.S.E.D (2020)
  • Production Company: Banana Culture Entertainment, AB Entertainment
  • Associated Acts: C-Clown, Shinsadong Tiger, Bestie

EXID (short for "Exceed in Dreaming"), is a girl group under AB Entertainment with five talented members: LE, Soliji, Hani, Hyerin, and Jeonghwa. The band made their debut in 2012 with the single "Holla," but it was not until 2014 that the group gained popularity with the hugely successful single, "Up & Down."

At the beginning of 2017, EXID released their second Chinese single, "Up & Down," and removed the original release from their YouTube channel.

Oh!GG

Oh!GG

7. Oh!GG

  • Members: Yuri, Yoona, Sunny, Taeyeon and Hyoyeon
  • Years Active: 2018–present
  • Single Albums: Lil' Touch (2018)
  • Production Company: SM
  • Associated Acts: Girls' Generation, SM Town

Girls' Generation-Oh!GG is the second unit of already popular K-pop girl group Girls' Generation, formed in 2018. In 2017, three members of the group left the agency and the group itself, which put the group in hiatus.

However, Oh!GG didn't disband. In August 2018, the new version of the group debuted with the single “Lil Touch.” It’s considered one of the most successful female K-pop group releases!

Itzy

Itzy

8. Itzy

  • Members: Lia, Yeji, Ryujin, Yuna, and Chaeryeong
  • Years Active: 2019–present
  • Albums: Crazy in Love (2021)
  • Production Company: JYP

Formed by JYP Entertainment, K-Pop girl group Itzy consists of 5 members: Ryujin, Yeji, Lia, Yuna, and Chaeryeong. They debuted in February 2019 with the single, “It’z Different.” Itzy gained fame fast not only because it’s from one of Korea’s biggest and most successful K-pop agencies—miss A and TWICE both emerged from JYP—but also because some of its members (Chaeryeong and Ryujin) have competed on various television shows.

You might remember Ryujin from the show called Mixnine and Chaeryeong who appeared in many K-pop shows such as 2013’s K-Pop Star 3 and Sixteen (TWICE was formed through this show).

Formis9

Formis9

9. Fromis 9

  • Members: Song Ha Young, Lee Seo Yeon, Lee Na Gyung, Lee Chae Young, Lee Sae Rom, Park Ji Won, Baek Ji Heon, Roh Ji Sun, Jang Gyu Ri
  • Years Active: 2018–present
  • Single Albums: From.9 (2018), Fun Factory (2019), 9 Way Ticket (2021), Talk & Talk (2021)
  • Production Company: Pledis Entertainment

Fromis 9 is a K-Pop girl group formed through the reality show, Idol School (2017). Composed of nine members, the group debuted in 2018 with their EP, To Heart.

What does the name of the group mean? Netizens chose the name as a combination of “From Idol School” (they chose the name through Idol School website) and “Promise.” Fromis 9 wants to keep their promise to their fans to be the best girl group.

AESPA

AESPA

10. aespa

  • Members: Winter, Giselle, Karina, Ningning
  • Years Active: 2020–present
  • EPs: Savage (2021), Girls (2022)
  • Production Company: SM Entertainment
  • Associated Acts: Got the Beat

The group’s name consists of initials for "avatar" and "experience, with “aspect” representing the two sides of one's self. Consisting of four members, the girl group debuted in 2020, with the single “Black Mamba.” Two of the members (Winter and Karina) became a part of the supergroup Got the Beat, who debuted in 2022.

aespa became the first K-Pop artist to be chosen by the French fashion industry. They became global ambassadors for Givenchy, french sportswear brand Eider, Kookmin Bank, as well as Italian brand Acqua di Parma.

Highest Selling Korean Pop Albums

ArtistAlbumSales

Kim Gun-mo

Wrongful Encounter

3,300,000

Jo Sung-mo

For Your Soul

2,047,152

Jo Sung-mo

Let Me Love

2,042,096

Seo Taiji and Boys

Seo Taiji and Boys IV

2,000,000

g.o.d

Chapter 3: Lies

1,824,278

g.o.d

Chapter 4: Road

1,738,082

BTS

Wings (Full & RG)

1,702,266

Further Reading

Comments

Tota on September 10, 2020:

BLACK PINK❤

Blink and army on September 10, 2020:

Blackpink in your area

Someone on September 09, 2020:

Popularity = Blackpink, Twice.

Vocal = Red velvet.

Dance = Blackpink, Itzy.

Rap = Blackpink.

Visual = All woman in this world is more than pretty.

blink blackpink on September 09, 2020:

Blackpink is better than all kpop girl groups

Hani.m on September 08, 2020:

Just Blackpink

Eunju on September 08, 2020:

Popularity - BlackPink & Twice (Internationally)

Popularity- GFriend, Red Velvet & Twice (Locally)

Powerful Vocal - (Mamamoo, GFriend & Red Velvet)

Powerful UpBeat songs - (BlackPink , Itzy)

Powerful Soulful meaningful songs - (GFriend & Mamamoo)

Powerful Dance - (BlackPink , Itzy)

Synchronize Dance - (GFriend)

Visuals (They all have thier own killer look)

blackpink blink forever on September 08, 2020:

I love blackpink

gwen Manzano on September 07, 2020:

I like blackpink

I loveeeeeeee Blackpink more than everything on September 07, 2020:

I loveeeeeeee Blackpink more than everything

Ren on September 07, 2020:

Blackpink is the Queen

uwu on September 07, 2020:

I love everglow

Blackpink in your area !!!!!!! on September 06, 2020:

Blackpink in your area !!!!!!!

Hana on September 06, 2020:

BLΛƆKPIИK IS THE REVOLUTIOИ

BLACKPINK IS QUEENS on September 06, 2020:

BLACKPINK IS QUEENS

J L R J on September 05, 2020:

Blackpink is the best, the greatest, everything

Blackpink stans on September 04, 2020:

Blackpink is the best group also my ultimate group my bias is Jisoo btw

LBL on September 04, 2020:

Blackpink world domination, but I love all these groups ya what a wonderful time to be alive

Sugandi fernando on September 04, 2020:

Actually BLACK PINK is my favourite idol group and I like a lot Rose....

I always be Blackpink Fangirl (BLINK) forever on September 03, 2020:

BLACKPINK IS THE BEST, THE GREATEST, EVERYTHING!

I Love Blackpink but I Hate Twice on September 03, 2020:

Blackpink = Kpop's Queens

Blink. Twice hater on September 03, 2020:

Blackpink is the real Queens of Kpop

Twice is the fake queens of kpop

Once on September 03, 2020:

Twice(Queens of kpop)

I am real BLINK on September 02, 2020:

Blackpink is the best group

B,,,,,,,,,,,L,,,,,,,,I,,,,,,,,,N,,,,,,,,,,K on September 02, 2020:

Blackpink is the best

Black. Pink on September 01, 2020:

Blackpink!!!!!!

Blackpink is the real Kpop's Queens on September 01, 2020:

My opinion

1 Of course Queen Blackpink

2 twice

3 secret number

4 itzy

5 red velvet

6 gfriend

7 gidle

8 momoland

9 oh my girl

10 mamamoo

Hi people on September 01, 2020:

I think this is a little inaccurate because EVERGLOW only has a lot if views but not much sales this is my opinion

1. TWICE OR BLACKPINK

2.Red Velvet

3. Gfriend

4. MAMAMOO

5. ITZY

6. IZONE

7. (G)IDLE

8. Oh my girl

9. MOMOLAND

BLACKPINK - FANGIRL on August 31, 2020:

Blackpink is the best. The real Queens of kpop. No one can beat Blackpink. But Blackpink can beat all kpop girl groups, because they are kpop's Queen.

My name is......... BLINK!!!!!!!!!!! on August 31, 2020:

BLACKPINK IS THE ORIGINAL QUEENS OF KPOP

Blackpink is better than Twice on August 31, 2020:

Blackpink is better than Twice

♡ B ♡ L ♡ I ♡ N ♡ K ♡ on August 30, 2020:

Blackpink is the best

Twice on August 30, 2020:

Twice is best groups

Blackpink is the real Quens on August 30, 2020:

READ MY NAME

B L I N K on August 30, 2020:

Blackpink!!!!!

Blackpink is the best kpop girl group forever on August 30, 2020:

Blackpink is the best kpop girl group forever

Real Blink on August 30, 2020:

Blackpink is Best.

No one can beat them.

BLINK. BLACKPINK FANGIRL on August 30, 2020:

Blackpink is Queens ♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡

I am Blink on August 30, 2020:

Blackpink is the best

Jiminieee on August 29, 2020:

I'd say mamamoo are queens so as everglow, red velvet, gfriend, and itzy. luv themmm

#BlackpinkIsTheBest on August 29, 2020:

Blackpink is not just the most popular also the most talented and the real Queens

Blackpink is Queens on August 29, 2020:

Blackpink is the best. they can beating all kpop girl groups. But no one kpop girl groups can beating Queen Blackpink. Because they are Queens.

Blackpink on August 29, 2020:

Blackpink is the best because they're the most talented kpop gg, the most popular, and the real Queens.

I love blackpink so muchhhhh... on August 29, 2020:

Blackpink is the real Queens of kpop

Other groups is the fake queens

Blackpink fangirl (BLINK) on August 29, 2020:

Wow so many Blinks in here and i'm Blink too btw

Blink Blink Blink Blink on August 29, 2020:

Blackpink is Queen of kpop

BLACKPINK BLINK on August 29, 2020:

Blackpink is the best kpop gg for everything

BLINK on August 29, 2020:

Blackpink is the real Kpop's Queens

Bts army on August 29, 2020:

Although my fav's red velvet i would say twice r the best

Srishti on August 28, 2020:

What about G IDLE

Yona hime on August 28, 2020:

Correction: The three members from SNSD (Tiffany, Sooyoung and Seohyun) just left SME not the group itself. They've already said that they're still part of the group. And they are also still being introduced as a member of Girls'Generation.

Mhii on August 28, 2020:

Mamamo are the real ones with outstanding talent and charisma

Yazdagher on August 27, 2020:

I’m a mindy itzy fangirl here I love itzy my bias is Lia btw and why so many blinks

Hi blinks blackpink in your area on August 26, 2020:

Hi blinks Blackpink in your area

hi hello on August 26, 2020:

twice is the Queens

foreever blink on August 26, 2020:

Black pink in your area!!!!

Notorious on August 26, 2020:

MAMAMOO ARE THE ORIGINAL QUEENS!!!!♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡

Terrica on August 26, 2020:

Black pink is the greatest the best and everything

Blink on August 26, 2020:

Blackpink is the best !!!!!!!

Souad on August 26, 2020:

Mamamoo the best

Jessy J on August 25, 2020:

BlackPink !!!

Eyyy on August 25, 2020:

Twice's talent is sooo underated sobsob...

Their getting even more hardwork than ever before i mean like even after dancing to the chorus of more n more i feel soo tired...

Their hardwork is always being put out of the context when thrice comes...

I hope twice would be famous worldwide too one day before they disband #트와이스

#I'mBlink on August 25, 2020:

#Blackpink

BLINK on August 22, 2020:

Blackpink is the real Queens of kpop

Queens = Blackpink on August 21, 2020:

Blackpink is kpop's Queens.

Blackpink is my Queens.

Blackpink is Queens of everything.

Blackpink on August 21, 2020:

Blackpink is the best.

BLACKPINK is QUEENS on August 21, 2020:

I voted for BLACKPINK. They are the real QUEEN of kpop.

Blackpink fangirl on August 21, 2020:

Blackpink is the Queen of kpop.

Because they're so TALENTED.

And the members : Jisoo is the queen visual,Lisa is the dancing machine,Rose is the Amazing main vocal,Jennie is the Badass queen.

Blackpink is my queens on August 21, 2020: