As the Kpop groups are fetching the attention of other countries & continents, the number of Kpop girls & boys groups are increasing day by day. Some are accomplishing the epitome of success while other are being faded over the time. Here is the list of top ten most popular Kpop boys group of the year. Here are the top 10 most popular kpop boy groups in 2018.
Top 10 Most Popular Kpop Boy Groups in 2018
Formed by YG Entertainment in the year 2013 with the reality show named ‘win’. The debut of the group was August 15, 2014. Followed by Japan debut in September. The group has won many awards including ‘Mnet Asian Music Awards’, ‘the Melon Music Awards’, and ‘the Golden Disc Awards’.
On the day of Winner’s debut the stock price of YG Entertainment rose by 6.57% which shows the trust of the investors in the debut. In the year 2017 the group released ‘Fate Number For, Our Twenty For’.
The group was formed by Cube Entertainment in the year 2012 performing on M Countdown “Insane” and “Imagine”. The first full lengths album of the group was released in the year 2015 named ‘complete’. The group made their Japanese debut in November 2014 with ‘wow; song. The group has received multiple vocal awards for their debut album including the ‘Best Vocal Group Award’ at the 30th Golden Disc Awards and a ‘Ballad Award’ at the 25th Seoul Music Awards.
The group was formed by JYP entertainment in the January 2014 with the release of their first ‘EP Got It?’ which has been at number two on the Gaon Album Chart and number one on Billboard’s World Albums Chart. The group has caught attention from fans & critics for their stage performances, which include elements of martial arts tricking. The group made Japan debut with Sony entertainment.
The band was formed in the year 2010 by Woollim Entertainment. Their first full album named ‘over the top’ was released on July 2011. Followed by the mini album release of ‘new challenge’ with record breaking number of sold copies as high as 160,000 copies in March 2013 which turns out to be the best-selling albums of 2013. Their second full album, Season 2, was released in May 2014.
The band did launch unofficially in Japan with numerous release including ‘To-ra-va’ which is Japanese version of their Korean debut song in the year 2011. The first Korean concert by the group was in front of 8000 fans which sold the tickets in the ten minutes of the release.
Another legendary group by YG entertainment in the year 2015. The group was first introduced in the reality survival program WIN: Who is next as “Team B.” the name of the group has the purpose for becoming an Icon for Korea. The group made their debut on 15 September 2015 with the digital release of their first single “My Type” from their first studio album ‘Welcome Back’.
On 24 September, “My Type” achieved a ‘triple crown’ on the Gaon chart for taking number one spot for digital, download, and streaming charts simultaneously for the 39th week of 2015. Their first broadcast live performance was on 15 October 2015, on SBS’s Inkigayo. As of March 2017, the group has sold over 330,000 physical albums, and over 5.6 million digital records.
Big Bang, a 5 members Korean hip-hop boy band debuted under YG Entertainment label and has a fandom name ‘VIP’. Big Bang released their first single ‘Bigbang’ in 2006 with many tracks including ‘ We belong together’ in which remained in the top charts for eight months. Big Bang continued gaining more famous after a song ‘Lies’ that released in 2007 became a hit song, topped Korean music charts, and won as Song of the Year at 2007 Mnet Asain Music Award. For Big Bang that is just a little thing to be proud of, it is just a start.
Big Bang’s popularity never downturns instead, gaining more attention not only in their home country but also worldwide. In 2012, Big Bang released a digital album ‘Alive’ with a title track ‘Fantastic Baby’ in which became a legendary song. Fantastic Baby has become the first K-pop MV that hit more than 300 millions views in YouTube. Big Bang released their third studio album ‘MADE’ in 2015 and held MADE World Tour in 2016. Big Bang successfully finished ‘MADE World’ and gathered 1.5 million fans with 66 shows in 32 cities in 13 countries around the world. Big Bang to be known as a legendary Korean boy band will began their ‘Last Dance Tour’ on November 2017.
Recently, Big Bang, Korean legendary boy band had featured in the Guinness Book of World Records for the most MAMA Daesangs won.
Seventeen is a 13-member boy group formed by Pledis Entertainment. As the name itself suggest the group is known for its young & sweet image which has definitely built due to their video songs & performances. They have three different units comprises of different members namely hip-hop unit, vocal unit & performance unit. Seventeen is the first male K-pop group to debut with a one-hour live showcase on a major broadcasting channel, with label-mates Lizzy and Raina serving as MCs.
Seventeen’s first full-length studio album Love & Letter was released on April 25, 2016. The group held six concerts in Japan in February 2017. The group has won over ten awards including ‘MBC show champion award’ & ‘top 10 global artist award’ with numerous nomination for South Korea & other music shows.
3. Wanna One
Wanna One is a hot rookie boy group in which was formed after Produce 101 Season 2 that was a survival reality program showed on Mnet and produced by CJ E&M. 101 Trainees from 54 different entertainment companies were competed with each other in which only 11 trainees be able to debut as idol group.
Wanna One was stuck with their busy schedules even before their debut because of the CF offers. Wanna One became the first k-pop boy group who held their debut showcase + concert called “Wanna One Premier Show-Con” on August 07, 2017 at the famous Gocheok Sky Dome which is the only domed stadium that Korean artist always dream of performing at one day.
For their first debut mini album “1×1=1 (To Be One)”, the title track “Energetic” got 4,034,795 views became k-pop group debut MV with the most views in 24 hours.
Wanna One is going to promote under YMC Entertainment for only one and half years.
The group was formed by SM entertainment in the year 2012. the group is segmented into two subgroups namely Exo-K and Exo-M performing music in Korean and Mandarin respectively. Exo’s first album XOXO (2013), which contained the breakthrough hit “Growl”, was a critical and commercial success, winning 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. Exo were ranked the’ most influential celebrity’ by Forbes Korea Power Celebrity for the years 2014 and 2015. They have been named “the biggest boy band in the world” by media outlets.
BTS is a well known K-POP boy group with seven members debuted in the middle of 2013. BTS firstly stands for Bulletproof Boy Scouts and then has changed the official acronym to Beyond The Scene. The group has been known for their best chemistry, amazing choreography, and meaning songs which is mostly about youth.
BTS firstly gained much attention through their 3rd mini album (The most beautiful moment in life pt.1) and win their first trophy on the music show with the title track “I need you”. BTS even wined two Daesang Awards last year including HotelsCombined Artist of the Year at 2016 Mnet Asian Music Awards and Album of the year at 2016 Melon Music Awards.
Due to a very huge fan base called ARMY and their high popularity on the social media, BTS bit Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez and win Top Social Artist Award, and become the first ever K-POP group that win an award at Billborad Music Awards 2017. Moreover, BTS is also invited and makes their American TV performance debut on 2017 American Music Awards. The group makes their appearances on many other US shows like TRl, The Ellen Show, and Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Even if BTS is under a small company, Big Hit Entertainment, which is not a part of the Big 3 (YG Entertainment, SM Entertainment, JYP Entertainment), the group’s popularity is increasing rapidly. The group holds the concert tour worldwide such as in Europe, Asia, Australia and US.
Hoping to get more legendary performances by the top rated bands & looking forward to see new sensation by the upcoming bands in the year.