The following is a list of notable individual K-pop artists. For a list of idol bands see "List of South Korean idol groups."
The following is a list of South Korean teen idol musical bands. This includes a list of boy bands and girl groups, organized by year of debut. Idol bands in South Korea started to appear after the success of Seo Taiji and Boys, whose debut in 1992 is considered a turning point in the history of Korean popular music. 2012 was a record year in K-pop in terms of number of rookie artists: 33 male groups and 38 girl groups debuted.
"I Am the Best" by 2NE1 (2011)
"I Am the Best" won 2NE1 the "Song of the Year" award at the 2011 Mnet Asian Music Awards.
Whether you're a longtime fan looking for a nostalgic music trip or a curious listener kickstarting your K-pop education, these are the must-know girl groups.
"Married to the Music" by Shinee (2015)
Shinee are also fashion icons and started the "SHINee Trend."
K-pop groups list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. The genre of K-pop sometimes includes a range of musical styles - pop and rock, yes, but even metal and r&b. The main defining characteristics of K-Pop are the music's origins - South Korea - and the audiovisual elements that usually go with the songs. This list of the top K-pop groups in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date and current list.
"Gangnam Style" by PSY (2012)
"Gangnam Style" is, to date, the most watched video on YouTube, with over 2.5 billion views.
Based on over 46,000 votes, Super Junior is currently number 1 out of 144 choices. Agree? Disagree? Place your vote on the list of Top 10 Best KPop Bands.