Lately, K-pop seems to have taken over the world by storm, with some of the Top K-Pop groups to listen to right now. One might wonder what is so unique and enthralling about K-pop that it is slowly becoming a sensation? Well, the hypnotising music compositions, though facilitated in Korean, sometimes in English, connects the listener to the music on deeper core aspects. To top it off, Korean culture also synthesises amazing cinematic dance routines, with mind blowing visuals. The music genre of Korean pop culture also expands to diverse nature such as pop, rap, R&B, EDM, rock, and many more.
We have curated some of our favourite K-pop recommendations in this list of recommendations. So let’s not wait any further and move to the beat of the music.
List of some of the most sensational K-pop groups of all time :
Kicking off our list with one of the most popular K-pop groups of the current generation. This Korean girl group is a four-member group comprising Jennie Kim, Lisa, Jisoo and Rosé. We ought to praise their exquisite song creation with appalling dance moves which are sure to make you want to dance along with them, to their enchanting musical acts. Their songs have served to reflect history on the music charts, in addition, to gain a lot of praise from their fandom.
This girl group had set to make their debut in the year 2016. With being the first Korean girl group to have a sell-off of more than one million for their album ‘ The Album’ which was released in the year 2020. This k-pop is sure to break numerous records with one of them being, to be the first K-pop girl group to have receive Recording Industry of America, through their hit single “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du” and were also featured artist as the first female Korean act on Forbes 30 under 30 Asia.
This K-pop group has a good boy gone bad theme. Honestly, the music produced by EXO will keep you on loop and their music videos are sure to wreak havoc in your mind with their smooth like butter moves.
Over the years BTS has gained a lot of fame and respect for themselves in the music industry. This accounts for the band’s perceived love and support from their fans. If you think it through, Exo in reality has paved a path for K-pop culture around the world, they are the reason why Korean groups have started to gain recognition in the music industry.
The band debuted in the year 2012 with twelve members Suho, Baekhyun, Chanyeol, D.O., Kai, and Sehun, Xiumin, Lay, Chen, Kris, Luhan, and Tao and was formed by SM Entertainment. The Korean group is said to have performed in the winter Olympics in 2018. With being the first Korean group to be number one on billboard 200 for their self titled extended act, which was their debut release.
This Korean girl group with their charming and variant personalities are sure to make you fall in love with them. TWICE’S music is constituted to be an addictive catch with their melodious musical tones and alongside a fusion of normative styles. The nine classy queens Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Momo, Sana, Jihyo, Mina, Dahyun, Chaeyoung, and Tzuyu of the South Korean community have said to rise in fame in their debut year 2015.
The group was attributed to popularity with their hit single ‘ Cheer up’ which also became the song of the year, winning numerous awards. Their album EP also became the highest-selling album by 1.2 million copies. The group is said to have also debuted in Japan in the year 2017 with their album Twice, with being able to get early recognition in the Japanese music charts by being number 2 on the charts. This female Korean group is the first one to have gained both titles of Billboard Top album and world digital song sale simultaneously on the charts. And have numerous times charted on Billboard 200.
This K-pop group is said to be the largest in the K-pop industry. The group is said to have accommodated 23 members formed by SM Entertainment debuted in the year 2016. Being the largest, they have been divided into subgroups known as NCT127, NCT U, NCT Dream, and WayV.
NCT dream facilities a charisma of youthful and vibrant authenticity while NCT U reflects on rotation in relevance to the mode of concept. NCT 127 is to be Seoul’s main deputy group. And at last, WayV is illustrated for the Chinese idols of the group. Though at first you might feel puzzled, but slowly once you dive through their music you are most definitely going to be drawn by it. The Korean group has been said to have numerous national and international awards like MTV music awards, teen choice awards and many more.
It’s merely impossible to talk about K-pop and not talk about these international stars. This is why we have saved the best for the last.
Our Bangtan Boys are known to be popular across the group and also being the most renowned K-pop group of all time. This Korean group debuted in the year 2013 and was formed by Big Hit Entertainment with seven members- three rappers RM, Suga, and J-Hope and four singers – Jin, Jimin, V, and Jungkook. Their work comprises hip-hop, pop, some EDM, and rap. They aim to touch on topics of love and mental health issues through their music. Now to be a global phenomenon, this Korean group has done many collaborations with numerous international stars from the music industry. Their various albums and hit singles have broken records of being the highest sellers. From hitting numerous world tours to winning global awards to performing at Grammys and being among the Grammy nominations to giving the speech at the UN twice to promote their love yourself campaign. This group has sure to have won the hearts of millions.
This Korean girl group made their debut recently in the year 2020, with four members Karina, Winter, Giselle, and NingNing. But what captivates the fans about them is that the Korean idols had their digital representation in another universe known by the name “FLAT” with their member names æ-Karina, æ-Winter, æ-Giselle, and æ-NingNing. The band is also said to have some hit singles like “Black Mamba” which has been said to have broken records for being the highest watched debuted video across the K-pop industry in just 24 hours. The group is also a formation of SM Entertainment.
This Korean fascination is a group of 13 members formed by Pledis Entertainment in the year 2015. With members S.Coups, Jeonghan, Joshua, Jun, Hoshi, Wonwoo, Woozi, DK, Mingyu, The8, Seungkwan, Vernon, and Dino.
The group is divided into three units: ‘Hip-Hop Unit’, ‘Vocal Unit’, and ‘Performance Unit’. This idol group is sure to have you feeling compelled by their amazing songwriting, choreographing and also the other beneficiaries of their music. They also have said records as the first overseas male artist to have sales of more than 200,000 first-week sales with their three consecutive Japanese singles. They have numerous awards and recognition globally.
- Red Velvet
This Korean girl group managed by SM Entertainment has been shaking up charts and made its debut in the year 2014. This Korean girl group is said to have a set of four lively members Irene, Seulgi, Wendy, Joy, and Yeri. The group has been said to create numerous hits with unexpected unique musicals, concepts and English versions. The group then intends to captivate two sides one being intense and alluring images while the other retrospects around more a feminine and soft touch. This K-pop group has been said to make an account on numerous national and global charts with their exquisite music.
What a huge range of music options right? We are sure these Korean music will change your aspects about music if you are a hardcore music lover.
So what are you waiting for? Hurry, tune them in your playlist and jam to their soul-chilling music and do let us know in the comments your favourite K-pop group!