Top 16 Most Popular K-Pop Groups in the World 2024

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The Korean pop, or K-pop, industry has skyrocketed in global popularity over the past decade. From synchronized dance moves and stunning visuals to diverse music styles and socially conscious lyrics, K-pop groups offer a unique blend of music, performance, and fashion. Here’s a look at the top 16 most popular K-pop groups ruling the world in 2024.

1. BTS

Instagram: @bts.bighitofficial
Debuted: June 12, 2013
Members: RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, Jungkook

BTS, a seven-member boy band, is synonymous with K-pop’s global success. Their profound lyrics often encompass personal and societal commentary, mental health, and self-love, resonating with fans worldwide. BTS’s high-energy performances and unique fashion sensibilities further amplify their appeal, solidifying them as K-pop standard-bearers.

2. BLACKPINK

Instagram: @blackpinkofficial
Debuted: August 8, 2016
Members: Jisoo, Jennie, RosΓ©, Lisa

BLACKPINK is a four-member girl group celebrated for their powerful performances that merge pop, hip-hop, and EDM. Their international hits like “DDU-DU DDU-DU” have left an indelible mark on the global music scene, with each member’s unique charm adding to their global appeal.

3. EXO

Instagram: @weareone.exo
Debuted: April 8, 2012
Members: Xiumin, Suho, Lay, Baekhyun, Chen, Chanyeol, D.O., Kai, Sehun

EXO is a nine-member boy group admired for their powerful vocals, intricate dance routines, and albums based on a fictional universe. Their music, spanning R&B to electronic dance, showcases their versatility and garners massive appeal.

4. TWICE

Instagram: @twicetagram
Debuted: October 20, 2015
Members: Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Momo, Sana, Jihyo, Mina, Dahyun, Chaeyoung, Tzuyu

TWICE is a nine-member girl group known for their catchy melodies and vibrant image. Their music often includes themes of self-love and empowerment, resonating with fans worldwide. They’ve established a firm standing in K-pop with their charm, talent, and relatable content.

5. GOT7

GOT7

Instagram: @got7.with.igot7
Debuted: January 16, 2014
Members: JB, Mark, Jackson, Jinyoung, Youngjae, BamBam, and Yugyeom

GOT7, a seven-member boy band, is renowned for their mix of pop, hip-hop, and R&B music. Their performances often feature martial arts tricking and b-boying, setting them apart in the K-pop scene. Members’ active involvement in songwriting and production enhances the authenticity of their music, winning hearts globally.

6. MAMAMOO

MAMAMOO

Instagram: @mamamoo_official
Debuted: June 19, 2014
Members: Solar, Moonbyul, Wheein, and Hwasa

MAMAMOO is a four-member girl group celebrated for their strong vocals and commanding stage presence. They’ve carved a unique niche in the K-pop industry with their retro, jazz, and R&B influenced music. Their empowering messages encourage self-confidence and individuality, resonating strongly with listeners.

7. Red Velvet

Red Velvet

Instagram: @redvelvet.smtown
Debuted: August 1, 2014
Members: Irene, Seulgi, Wendy, Joy, and Yeri

Red Velvet is a five-member girl group recognized for their unique dual conceptβ€”’Red’ being their brighter, pop-oriented side, and ‘Velvet’ reflecting their softer, sophisticated music style. Their innovative music and compelling performances have made them a significant act in K-pop.

8. NCT

NCT

Instagram: @nct
Debuted: July 7, 2016
Members: Varies per sub-unit (NCT U, NCT 127, NCT Dream, WayV)

NCT (Neo Culture Technology) is an innovative boy band with an “unlimited” member concept, divided into various sub-units each with distinct music styles. Their experimental approach and multi-faceted talent have seen them rise in global popularity.

9. Seventeen

Seventeen

Instagram: @saythename_17
Debuted: May 26, 2015
Members: S.Coups, Jeonghan, Joshua, Jun, Hoshi, Wonwoo, Woozi, DK, Mingyu, The8, Seungkwan, Vernon, Dino

Seventeen, a thirteen-member boy band, is appreciated for their self-producing ethos and high-energy performances. The members are actively involved in songwriting, choreographing, and designing their concepts, earning them a dedicated fanbase.

11. Stray Kids

Stray Kids

Instagram: @realstraykids
Debuted: March 25, 2018
Members: Bang Chan, Lee Know, Changbin, Hyunjin, Han, Felix, Seungmin, I.N

Stray Kids, known for their bold and energetic performances, has gained attention for their distinctive blend of hip-hop, EDM, and rock influences. The group’s music often reflects their youth-centric themes and addresses societal issues, resonating with a passionate fanbase worldwide.

12. (G)I-DLE

(G)I-DLE

Instagram: @official_g_i_dle
Debuted: May 2, 2018
Members: Miyeon, Minnie, Soojin, Soyeon, Yuqi, Shuhua

(G)I-DLE is a six-member girl group known for their fierce and powerful performances. With a focus on self-empowerment and female strength, their music explores a variety of genres, combining elements of pop, hip-hop, and EDM. Their distinctive sound and captivating stage presence have gained them a dedicated following.

13. ITZY

ITZY

Instagram: @itzy.all.in.us
Debuted: February 12, 2019
Members: Yeji, Lia, Ryujin, Chaeryeong, Yuna

ITZY, a five-member girl group, has quickly made a mark with their confident and energetic performances. Their music showcases a fusion of catchy pop hooks and fierce rap verses, embodying themes of self-love, individuality, and empowerment. ITZY’s dynamic presence has established them as rising stars in the K-pop industry.

14. ATEEZ

ATEEZ

Instagram: @ateez_official_
Debuted: October 24, 2018
Members: Hongjoong, Seonghwa, Yunho, Yeosang, San, Mingi, Wooyoung, Jongho

ATEEZ is an eight-member boy group known for their powerful performances and immersive storytelling. Their music often carries epic and adventurous themes, blending various genres including EDM, rock, and hip-hop. ATEEZ’s dynamic choreography and strong stage presence have garnered them a dedicated international fanbase.

15. TXT (Tomorrow X Together)

TXT (Tomorrow X Together)

Instagram: @txt_bighit
Debuted: March 4, 2019
Members: Soobin, Yeonjun, Beomgyu, Taehyun, Huening Kai

TXT is a five-member boy group known for their youthful and vibrant music. With a focus on relatable storytelling, their music spans various genres, showcasing their versatility. TXT’s charming personalities and polished performances have quickly gained them popularity among K-pop enthusiasts.

These 15 K-pop groups represent the dynamic and influential nature of the genre. With their remarkable music, captivating performances, and dedicated fanbases, they continue to make an indelible impact on the global music scene.

16. NewJeans

Instagram: @newjeans_official
Debuted: July, 2022
Members: Minji, Hanni, Danielle, Hyein, Haerin.

NewJeans is a 5-member female K-pop group that debuted in July 2022 under ADOR. The members are:

Minji – Leader and Main Vocalist

Hanni – Main Dancer

Danielle – Vocalist

Hyein – Rapper and Vocalist

Haerin – Maknae and Vocalist

Their debut single “Attention” was a huge success, showcasing the group’s mature and sophisticated image. NewJeans’ music combines retro and modern trends into a unique Y2K-inspired pop sound.

The group is quickly gaining popularity thanks to the members’ charismatic talents, high-quality releases, and polished concept. NewJeans is considered one of the most promising rookies in the K-pop industry. With their stylish aesthetics and addictive tracks, they have become a new force in the K-pop girl group scene.

Table of K-pop groups by popularity of followers on Instagram

Group NameCreation DateNumber of MembersNumber of Instagram Followers (as of April 2024)
BTSJune 12, 2013774.7M
BLACKPINKAugust 8, 2016457.8M
TWICEOctober 20, 2015929.8M
Stray KidsMarch 25, 2018829.4M
ITZYFebruary 12, 2019520.2M
NCTJuly 7, 2016Varies17.3M
TXT (Tomorrow X Together)March 4, 2019515.9M
SeventeenMay 26, 20151314.7M
Red VelvetAugust 1, 2014512.2M
(G)I-DLEMay 2, 2018612.9M
NewJeansJuly, 2022511.9M
EXOApril 8, 2012910.7M
ATEEZOctober 24, 201889.3M
MAMAMOOJune 19, 201447.5M
GOT7January 16, 201476.2M
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    Jeon jungsook

    BTS is a best k-pop idol he is so handsome boy’s and so cute And the BTS dance so amazing 😍😍 love you BTS sarangeyo 😍😍πŸ₯°πŸ˜πŸ₯°πŸ˜πŸ₯°πŸ˜

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      Subhleen kaur

      JUNGKOOK is a best KPOP IDOL IN THE WROLD he iso handsome , cute , hot ,caring and his visul , vocal , dance I LOVE YOU BTS AND JK
      SARANGEYO πŸ’πŸ’–πŸ’—πŸ’“πŸ’žπŸ’•β€β€β€β€πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ
      I PURPLE YOU .

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    hanni

    were is new jeans

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    Julian

    Yeah shitpost… 4 blackpink member have more IG followers than BTS gay group 🀌🀌 RIP

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    Khansa

    You forgot enhypen they have over 10million on insta

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    Loca

    Where’s ENHYPEN?

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