Top 10 Most Popular K-Pop Boy Groups (2018)

Updated on March 8, 2018
Top 10 Most Popular K-Pop Boy Groups
Top 10 Most Popular K-Pop Boy Groups

The following boy bands are considered to be the most popular and successful among the others many K-Pop boy groups in 2018. Since “Gangnam Style” went viral in 2012, numerous K-Pop bands are taking over the world! So let’s check out these top 10 most popular K-Pop boy groups!

Which of the most popular K-Pop boy bands listed below is your favorite? Don’t forget to vote for your favorites in the poll at the end of the list. In case it isn’t included in the list, leave a comment in the comment section below!

Top 10 Most Popular K-Pop Boy Groups (2018)

  1. BTS
  2. Wanna One
  3. EXO
  4. BTOB
  5. JBJ
  6. SEVENTEEN
  7. Super Junior
  8. Highlight
  9. SHINee
  10. INFINITE

10. INFINITE

INFINITE | Top 10 Most Popular K-Pop Boy Groups
INFINITE | Top 10 Most Popular K-Pop Boy Groups

Infinite formed in 2010 by Woollim Entertainment. Originally composed of seven members, the group has become a six-member act with the departure of Hoya. Currently, the group consists of Sungkyu, Sungyeol, L, Sungjong, Dongwoo, and Woohyun. Infinite made their first debut showcase in 2010 with the song “Come Back Again” and many other singles from their first mini-album, First Invasion. This is the boy band that is well known for making dance moves viral: who can forget dances in “BTD”, “Be Mine” and “Paradise”?

9. SHINee

SHINee | Top 10 Most Popular K-Pop Boy Groups
SHINee | Top 10 Most Popular K-Pop Boy Groups

SHINee is a boy group under S.M. Entertainment with four members: Key, Onew, Taemin, and Minho. Originally a five-piece group, it has been left with only four members after the death of vocalist Jonghyun in December 2017. The boy band debuted in 2008 with their song “Replay”. Later, in 2011, a Japanese version of the single was released with other singles “Juliette” and “Lucifer” that followed soon. All the three songs gained them the title “The artist who managed to get in top 3 for 3 continuous releases since debut” for the foreign artist category! These boys are not only considered to be fashion icons (they started “SHINee Trend”) but also known for their interesting complicated dancing.

8. Highlight

Highlight | Top 10 Most Popular K-Pop Boy Groups
Highlight | Top 10 Most Popular K-Pop Boy Groups

One of K-Pop’s most well-known and loved boy bands, Highlight (formerly known as BEAST or B2ST) is a five-member group formed by Cube Entertainment in 2009(but they established their own agency called Around Us Entertainment in 2016). The band is considered to be unique, as most of the members originally came from different agencies. It’s composed of five members: Doojoon, Junhyung, Yoseop, Gikwang, and Dongwoon. Highlight caught the attention of audiences being strong and tough – the worked their way up with their “beastly idol” image.

7. Super Junior

Super Junior | Top 10 Most Popular K-Pop Boy Groups
Super Junior | Top 10 Most Popular K-Pop Boy Groups

Also known as SJ or SUJU, Super Junior was formed in 2005 by producer Lee Soo-man of S.M. Entertainment. At its peak, the band comprised of thirteen members! Now it consists of seven members: Leeteuk, Siwon, Heechul, Eunhyuk, Yesung, Shindong, and Donghae. SJ gained international recognition with the release of the title song of their best-selling album, Sorry, Sorry. They were the best-selling K-Pop artists for more than four years in a row! In recent years, the boy band was divided into smaller groups, some vocalists have also branched out into acting, hosting and presenting.

6. SEVENTEEN

SEVENTEEN | Top 10 Most Popular K-Pop Boy Groups
SEVENTEEN | Top 10 Most Popular K-Pop Boy Groups

Seventeen, also stylized as SVT, despite the group’s name, consists of only thirteen members: S.Coups, Jeonghan, Joshua, Jun, DK, Mingyu, The8, Seungkwan, Hoshi, Wonwoo, Woozi, Vernon, and Dino. Though there were times when the boy band did consist of 16 members! So then what does the name Seventeen signifies? It turns out that the number signifies the medium age of the members at the time of band formation! The group is divided into three teams, each with a different area of specialization: vocal, hip-hop, and performance. Moreover, they are involved in composition and production of their own choreography and discography, so they even have been given the nickname of a “self-producing” idol group. The group was formed by Pledis Entertainment in 2015.

5. JBJ

JBJ | Top 10 Most Popular K-Pop Boy Groups
JBJ | Top 10 Most Popular K-Pop Boy Groups

JBJ (stands for Just Be Joyful) is a project boy band managed by Fave Entertainment. The group consists of six members: No Tae Hyun, Kenta, Kim Sang Gyun, Kim Yong Guk, Kwon Hyun Bin, Kim Dong Han. They all are the contestants of 2017 survival show Produce 101 Season 2, and the band has been formed due to fan requests. They made their debut in October 2017 with their first mini album Fantasy.

4. BTOB

BTOB | Top 10 Most Popular K-Pop Boy Groups
BTOB | Top 10 Most Popular K-Pop Boy Groups

BtoB (stands for Born to Beat) is a boy band formed in 2012 by Cube Entertainment. The K-Pop group consists of seven members: Seo Eun-kwang, Yook Sung-jae, Lee Chang-sub, Lee Min-hyuk, Peniel Shin, Im Hyun-sik, and Jung Il-hoon. Since their debut, BtoB has received various awards: the Singer of the Year (2015, KBS Music Festival), a Ballad Award (the 25th Seoul Music Awards), and the Best Vocal Group Award (the 30th Golden Disk Awards), to name a few.

3. EXO

EXO | Top 10 Most Popular K-Pop Boy Groups
EXO | Top 10 Most Popular K-Pop Boy Groups

EXO was formed by S.M. Entertainment in 2011. The band made their debut in 2012 with twelve members – they were separated into two subgroups, EXO-M and EXO-K, performing music in different languages (Mandarin and Korean respectively). The K-Pop boy band was considered the most influential celebrity by Forbes Korea Power Celebrity both in 2014 and 2015! Currently, EXO consists of nine members: Xiumin, Baekhyun, Suho, Lay, Chen, Chanyeol, Sehun, D.O., and Kai.

2. Wanna One

Wanna One | Top 10 Most Popular K-Pop Boy Groups
Wanna One | Top 10 Most Popular K-Pop Boy Groups

Wanna One has been formed by CJ E&M, and it’s the second group in this list which has been formed through the 2017 series Produce 101 Season 2! Wanna One has been chosen as the Best New K-Pop Act of 2017 (Billboard). With their electro-pop tracks and highly-stylized choreography garnering a lot of attention, the boy band became a top act in Korea from its very formation on Produce 101 in 2017. And even though they are planned to disband by the end of 2018, after which its members plan to focus on their solo careers, there’s still time left for the group to impress their fans. Wanna One consists of eleven members: Ji Seong, Sung Woon, Min Hyun, Seong Woo, Ji Hoon, Woo Jin, Jae Hwan, Kang Daniel, Jin Young, Dae Hwi, and Kuan Lin.

1. BTS

BTS | Top 10 Most Popular K-Pop Boy Groups
BTS | Top 10 Most Popular K-Pop Boy Groups

The first K-Pop group to perform at the American Music Awards and win a Billboard Music Award, and the first South Korean act to reach 10 million followers on Twitter, BTS, also known as Bangtan Boys and Beyond the Scene, has put the world under the K-Pop spell! They are considered to be the most tweeted about celebrity in 2017: they were liked and retweeted more than half a billion times worldwide! The band is comprised of seven members: RM, J-Hope, Jimin, V, Jin, Suga, and Jungkook. BTS blend dance-oriented K-Pop with hip-hop influences; they compose, produce, and write lyrics for performances themselves.

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      Francine Ria 33 minutes ago

      BTS is just the best!!!

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      Harshithyk 2 hours ago

      Go Kpops go!..luv u!!

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      ZUE 12 hours ago

      GOT 7?? VIXX??

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      Fighting!!

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      Shyren garde 24 hours ago

      Im so proud to be an army...woooo i love bts❤

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      BTS FOREVER 30 hours ago

      OH MY GOD OVER 5000 PEOPLE WENT ON THIS SITE AND BTS WAS STILL BEAT EXO 72-13

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      nova mae 30 hours ago

      go bts we love you

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      Kim jisoo 33 hours ago

      BTS fighting

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      louise 36 hours ago

      Go go bts army

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      Alyssa 39 hours ago

      Shinee for life I’m sorry I love you BTS but shinee was my first kpop band RIP Kim Jonghyun

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      Army 41 hours ago

      #BTSBBMAS

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      Mi sun 41 hours ago

      Bts king ❤❤

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      Tiara Christine 2 days ago

      Exo akan comeback

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      JUNG EUNBI 2 days ago

      BTSBBMA

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      Unknown 2 days ago

      Where is GOT7?

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      Chaimae 2 days ago

      5% Wanna One

      72% BTS

      12% EXO

      1% BTOB

      0% JBJ

      4% SEVENTEEN

      1% Super Junior

      0% Highlight

      2% SHINee

      1% INFINITE

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      go seventeen

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      cassandra 11 days ago

      go EXO

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      go BTS !!!

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      go go bts and exo

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      Go.Bangtan!!!

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      Alysa_hyung 12 days ago

      Army let us vote for bts!!

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      best k pop for me is bts

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      Kim Taehyung’s Wifeu 12 days ago

      GO GO BTS! A.R.M.Y’s are here to Support you!

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      #BTS4EVER

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      BTS for life❤

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      Kim Taehyung's Iegally wife 12 days ago

      GO ARMY

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