South Korea recognized in the world not just for their food, fashion but also in their unique music and dance routines. Korean pop or K-Pop is now a popular music genre that originates in South Korea and describes to be a modern form of Korean Music. K-Pop was created by the influence of genres around the world, such as jazz, R&B, reggae, country, and many more. K-pop is recognized since 2012 because of the famous Korean song “Gangnam Style” by Psy that performed in different countries. K-Pop is invading the world of music because of their different music style and dance movement.
Here are the top 10 most popular male group in 2019:
BTS or the Bangtan boys begin their stardom in 2013 by their debut single album “2 Cool 4 Skool”. Their song “DNA” is counted as one of Billboard hot 100 songs in a recent year and their song entitled “IDOL” is also joined to the billboard Korea k-pop 100 in number 28 spot this 2019. This boy group continues their stardom to be the first ever Korean act to achieve the number 1 spot on the Billboard 200 because of their third album: Love Yourself as of 2019. This seven-member boy band, also awarded as Best Recording Package in 2019 Grammy Awards. BTS emerging to be on the top list of K-Pop popular male boy band and continuing to mesmerize us in the music industry by their upcoming World tour entitled “Love Yourself”.
Members: Jungkook, Jimin, Suga, Jin, J-Hope, and V
EXO a South Korean-Chinese boy group came in our second spot. This boy band debuted with twelve members in 2012. But in the past years, this boy band down in nine members and still continuing to influence us with their dance and upbeat music. In 2013, EXO released their first album “XOXO” which sold over one million copies and become the best-selling Korean artist. This group also ranked in Forbes Korea Power Celebrity as one of the top five influential celebrity from 2014 to 2018. Now, EXO is busy in their latest project a special collaboration with the international singer Jason Derulo’s “Let's Shut Up and Dance”.
Members: Baekhyun, Chen, Chanyeol, Lay, D.O, Kai, Sehun, Suho and Xiumin
3. Wanna One
Even Wanna One is disbanded in last December 31, 2018, this band still steal the number three spot in the most popular K-Pop male group. Wanna One is formed from the second season of Produce 101 getting the top 11 contestants to be the members. Their hit single “Spring Breeze” beat in number 55 in Billboard K-Pop 100.
Members: Jisung, Minhyun, Seongwoo, Jaehwan, Daniel, Woojin, Kuanlin, Daehwi, Jinyoung, Jihoon and Sungwoon
Deserved in the fourth spot, is the Bigbang that known as the most influential K-Pop artist and called as the Kings of Kpop by media. This boy group formed by YG Entertainment released their latest single “Flower Road” on March 13, 2018, as a farewell to their fans reaching over million sales and become part of the list of top Billboards World Digital Song Chart.
Members: G-dragon, Taeyang, Seungri, Daesung, and T.O.P
BTOB or Born to Beast a boy group debuted from the year 2012, received various awards in the music industry. They received Best Vocal Group in the Golden Disc Awards in 2013 and the Best Male Group in 2018. This boy band held their sixth solo concert in Seoul last year titled: BTOB Time-This Is Us at the Olympic Gymnastics Arena and released their special album titled “Hour Moment” last November 12.
Members: Eunkwang, Minhyuk, Changsub, Hyunsik, Peniel, Ilhon and Sungjae
6. Super Junior
Super Junior or the SUJU has 11 members and released their best-selling single “Sorry, Sorry” in 2009 received international recognition. Over a year Super Juniors continue to create a top hit song since 2005 and received uncounted awards, their latest award is Favorite Artist of Korea by MTV Asia Award last year.
Members: Leeteuk, Heechul, Yesung, Shindong, Eunhyuk, Siwon, Donghae, Ryeowook, Kyuhyun, Sungmin, and Kangin
JBJ stands for Just Be Joyful consist of six members are also a contestant in Produce 101 season 2 formed requested by the fans. Their first debut album “Fantasy” was released in October 2017. JBJ held their final concert JBJ Really Desirable Concert on April 22, 2018, and disbanded on April 30, 2018.
Members: Kenta, Kim San Gyun, Kwon Hyun Bin, Kim Dong Han, No Tae Hyun, and Kim Yong Guk
Seventeen or SVT divided into three groups of specialization: Hip-hop Unit, Vocals Unit, and Performance Unit. This boy band actively participates in songwriting and other aspects. Seventeen released on April 25, 2016, their first full-length album “Love & Letter” that charted on the Oricon Weekly Pop Album Charts in Japan. They just released their latest their sixth EP, “You Made My Dawn” on January 21.
Hip-hop Unit (S.Coups, Wonwoo, Mingyu, and Vernon)
Vocal Unit (Jeonghan, Joshua, Woozi, DK, and Seungkwan)
Performance Unit (Jun, Hoshi, The8, and Dino)
Beast is the former name of Highlight, this band decided to change their name in 2017. Beast released Korean and Japanese albums and numerous singles. They're launched in the year 2009 as Beast with their mini album titled “Beast is the B2ST”. This band succeeds in the commercials industry and Most Awarded Groups Of All Times in the Golden Disk Awards. As Highlight, this boy band group debuted their mini-album “Can You Feel” It last 2017.
Members: Yoon Doo-Joon, Yong Jun-Hyung, Yang Yo-Seob, Lee Gi-, and Son Dong-Woon
Shinee originally consists of five male members and left with only four members after Jonghyun the group's vocalist die. This group released their first single “Replay” as a debut to their music career and introduce as a contemporary R&B boy group. In November 2013, Shinee won Artist of the Years at the ceremony of Melon Music Awards and continue releasing albums and concert from the year 2017 to present.
Members: Onew, Key, Minho, and Taemin
Because of young generation love for trends and music, the popularity of K-Pop will continue to rise and give a big impact on the music industry.