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 others are being faded over the time. Here are the top 10 most popular kpop boy groups in 2018.
Top 10 Most Popular Kpop Boy Groups in 2018
The group was formed by Cube Entertainment in the year 2012 performing on M Countdown “Insane” and “Imagine”. The first full-length 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 released their latest track, “Only One For Me” on June 18, in which the title song was from the eleventh mini album, ‘This Is Us’.
Here is BTOB’s latest song:
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 a 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 a 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.
Watch INFINITE’s latest song:
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’.
Follow Winner’s member Instagram: @realllllmino
Big Bang, a 5 members Korean hip-hop boy band debuted under YG Entertainment label and has a fandom name ‘VIP’. This group 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 million views on YouTube.
Big Bang released their third studio album ‘MADE’ in 2015 and held MADE World Tour in 2016. Also, this group 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 held their ‘Last Dance Tour’ in November 2017.
On August 29, Big Bang, Korean legendary boy band had featured in the Guinness Book of World Records for the most MAMA Daesangs won.
Here is BigBang member’s latest song:
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.
Here is SEVENTEEN’s latest song:
iKON is also a famous group formed by YG entertainment in the year of 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.
iKon came back with their new mini album ‘NEW KIDS : CONTINUE’ and a title song ‘Killing Me’.
Follow iKON on Instagram: @withikonic
Check out iKON’s latest song:
GOT7 contained 7 talented membered and 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.
In February 2018, GOT7 announced their upcoming tour which included Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, which makes them becoming the first ever group to perform in the 19,000 person arena.
Check out 2018 GOT7 WORLD TOUR:
— GOT7 (@GOT7Official) February 21, 2018
Here is GOT7’s latest song:
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 competed with each other in which only 11 trainees be able to debut as an idol group.
Wanna One was stuck with their busy schedules even before their debut. This happened 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 was 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 a half years.
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Watch Wanna One latest song:
EXO is a very famous boy group in Korea which currently has 9 members. They have a very powerful fandom, EXO-L. By now the group promotes with only 8 members because one of the members who is Chinese was promoting in China.
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. XOXO (2013), the first album which included a prior hit “Growl”, which was a critical and commercial success, winning 2 Daesang awards from MAMA and GDA.
In the following years, EXO continuously gained attention from the public. This may result because of their outstanding albums like Exodus (2015), Ex’Act (2016), and The War (2017). “Call me baby”, a title song of Exodus was also a successful song of them and EXO could win 18 Music Show awards with this song.
In addition, EXO was recorded in the 2018 edition of the Guinness World Records as a boy group who won the most Daesang (Grand Prize) awards at the Mnet Asian Music Awards” in history along with Big Bang.
“Power“, the title track of The War turned to be the first ever Korean song to play at The Dubai Fountain which is the world’s largest choreographed fountain system that is located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Early of 2018, EXO was also invited as representatives of K-pop along with CL to perform at the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang on February 25.
It sold over one million copies, making Exo the best-selling Korean artist in twelve years. Exo was 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.
Watch EXO’s performance at the 2018 Winter Olympics:
BTS is a well known K-POP boy group with seven members debuted in the middle of 2013 by BigHit Entertainment. In the meantime, BTS stands for Bulletproof Boy Scouts. Later on, the group has changed the official acronym into Beyond The Scene. The group has been known for their best chemistry, amazing choreography, and meaning songs which are 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”. Moreover, BTS even owned 6 Daesang Awards (Grand Prize) from major music awards ceremonies including MAMA, MMA, and GDA.
Due to a very huge fan base called ARMY and their high popularity on the social media, BTS beat Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez and winner Top Social Artist Award and became the first ever K-POP group that won an award at Billboard Music Awards 2017 and an award at 2018 iheartradio music awards.
After 2018 iheartradio music awards show ended, most people now started realizing how big and amazing BTS ARMY is when the fandom also be able to get an award (Best Fan Army). BTS will comeback with BBMAs debut performance on May 20, 2018.
On August 24, 2018, BTS came back with their album LOVE YOURSELF 結 ‘Answer’ with intro track ‘Epiphany‘ which was a solo track performed by Jin, and the title song ‘Idol‘. Idol become the song with a highest views (45m) in 24 hour.The digital album also include an alternative version of the song, which features Nicki Minaj as a bonus track.
People may be in a maze to identify the weapons behind BTS extreme success. This could happen because of the strong bonds between the members and fans all over the world.
Unsurprisingly, BTS never once fails to show the whole world how much they love their fans. Also, they address ARMYs as a major element of their achievements. BTS is being famous for their interaction with fans through Social Media such as Twitter account, 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt), BTS_official (@bts_bighit), and Youtube channel, BANGTANTV.
BTS is actually under a small company, Big Hit Entertainment, which is not a part of the Big 3 (YG Entertainment, SM Entertainment, JYP Entertainment). However, this matter does not really determine the fame of Kpop group in this era.
As long as, a group can present a better quality of music to fans, they definitely will be able to be famous. That is why BTS’s popularity is increasing rapidly. The group holds the concert tour worldwide such as in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the US.
Watch BTS on Twitter:
— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) August 27, 2018
Watch BTS’s latest song: Idol
Hoping to get more legendary performances by the top-rated bands & looking forward to seeing new sensation by the upcoming bands in the year.