Top 10 K-pop Girl Groups | Kpop Girl Groups Ranking 2017 : If you miss the good old days when girl groups and choreographed dances were popular then you’re in luck while not as popular in North America they still make up a solid chunk of the South Korean music industry today. check out the below list of top 10 best kpop girl groups.
For this list we’re ranking the groups based on originality their impact on music and their pop culture influence.
Top 10 Most Popular Kpop Girl Groups :
10. Brown Eyed Girls
This band has been around for the last ten years and fingers crossed they’ll be around for another ten although they first day view it as an R&B group they’ve done everything from electro-pop to hard-hitting ballad. Song abracadabra which came out in 2009 launched them into superstardom with the songs accompanying dance called the arrogance dance, which involves moving your hips from side to side becoming so popular that it was even featured in size 2013 music video for gentleman with a cameo by Game, one of the group singers.
9. Ace of Angels (Aoa)
Aoa Ace of Angels better known as AOA, hasn’t been around for very long but they’ve made quite the impact since their debut. The band consists of seven regular members with an eighth member who now only performs with the subunit aoa black. The group first capture an audience’s attention with their unusual 7+1 member concept, in teaser trailers advertising the group, they released the band’s back story in which all but one member were full angels. While the band has been producing music since 2012, they only released their first Korean language studio album in January of 2017.
8. A Pink
if you hear the word kpop and imagine upbeat innocent bubblegum pop tunes, then you’d probably be wrong unless you’re talking about a pink that is. They known for their innocent image and upbeat lyrics the bank debuted in 2011 with seven members but currently performs as a six member group with singer whom new kyung leaving the band in 2013 to focus on school. In 2015, they became the first group on music core to win five consecutive awards with the band having a match 33 awards for their work not including the 29 awards they’ve won on music program since their debut and they say nice girls finish last.
7. After school
This band hit the ground running since their 2009 debut and have been a commercial success since, inspired by the Pussycat Dolls and even performing as an opening act for them during the asian portion of the pussycat dolls doll domination tours. Their debut single feature the girls in thigh high socks, schoolgirl outfits and had them dancing information to some highly suggestive moves. The song along with their follow-up piece entitled because of you became an instant success. Unfortunately, no badges without problems, the members seem to abruptly join after school and leave just as fast. The band has mostly been inactive since late 2015 with several of the members pursuing careers in TV.
Although each girl group has their own unique concept, there’s generally a uniform aesthetic to each band but that’s far from the case with F(x), which seriously celebrates and pushes the individuality of its members. Most notably with tomboy artist “Amber Lee u”, FX was originally framed as being a dance focus group. However, they’ve proven themselves to be powerhouse singers who like to experiment with sound and style. Although their first song “lachata” did well, it was their debut album “Pinocchio” that helped make them famous and their second digital EP “Electric shock” that made them a household name internationally.
5. Miss A
This South Korean Chinese girl group debuted in 2010 and fast became one of the most popular. Their first single “bad girl good girl” made them the fastest group to take the top spot on KBS music Bank, a prestigious music show, they were so popular that their music video for “Touch” reached 1 million views on YouTube, the same day it was uploaded as part of their 2012 combat. And the video “for only you” gain more than 2 million views in 24 hours for their 2013 return to music. While the band originally consisted of four members, Singer “Meng Jia” left band in 2016 and since her departure, the remaining trio has been focused on solo ventures leaving the future of Miss A unclear.
While some girl groups are known for making their entry into the world of kpop, thanks to their vocals, “Sistar” was in part, launched into stardom after a video surfaced in which one of the members broke her thumb mid-performance and after a short break backstage came out to the band and kept singing. Although their earlier songs did well, there 2014 smash hit “touch my body” has easily become one of the most popular songs. The music video, choreography and catchy chorus are all especially memorable and it’s not hard to see why this song is a fan favorite. Their 2015 comeback was also successful with their song “i like that” debuting at the top spot, making it their eighth straight Number one hit on the chart number.
3. Wonder Girls
This Band debuted in 2007 and fast became a favourite of pop listeners in South Korea. One of their earliest singles tell me from their first full-length album “The Wonder Years” topped charts upon its release and propelled the band to new heights, as people not only fell in love with their music but with their choreography too. The 2008 “single nobody” also got people around the world move into their tunes and helps solidify them in kpop history, as they would be the first k-pop group to chart on the billboard Hot 100 with their English version of the song. Unfortunately, the group has disbanded with their final goodbyes having been released in February of 2017.
Assembled by YG Entertainment, the group debut back in 2009 in a commercial featuring the insanely popular boy band “Big Bang” for the LG Scion phone. Although, the commercials use their song “Lollipop”, their official debut single was “Fire” which came out two months later. The single came with two versions of their music video and audiences went crazy for this fierce as hell girl group. Although their previous singles did well they’re arguably best known for their 2011 hit “I am the best”.The video featured the women dressed in cutting-edge Punk meets “lady gaga” inspired outfits that left an impression on viewers. Sadly, it’s the band announced their disbandment at the end of 2016 with their final song “goodbye” being released in early January of 2017.
1. Girls Generation
Girls Generation also known as SNSD, the acronym of the group’s Korean name, this girl group proves that girl power is very much alive and well. Considered wildly to be Korea’s unofficial official girl group, “Girls Generation” have a signature bubblegum pop sound to their music, although that doesn’t mean they don’t experiment with it as well. The girl group has sold over 4 million albums has won over 130 awards, 100 music program awards and broke the record for the longest running number one song on music Bank and are the first girl group to win three Daesang awards in a row. While they debuted in 2007, it wasn’t until the release of their single “Gee” in 2009 that they really became pop culture icons. Girls Generation indeed !
Here are a few honorable mentions :
- Girl’s Day (ring my bell)
- 4Minute (Crazy)
- Red Velvet (Dumb Dumb)