K-pop known as Korean Pop is a powerful music industry originally formed in South Korea. It is also a kind of music genre that is characterized by a wide variety of audiovisual elements. With the kind of unique and catchy music beat as well as the lively choreography, K-pop has become a famous genre all over the world. Inside K-pop industry, there many talents bands which have gained their popularity by their talent and work-hard. In this article, we will bring you the 10 best and most powerful K-pop boy bands that everyone who knows K-pop would have known them.
Big bang can be considered as a legend boy band of Kpop industry. This talented band consisting 5 members: G-Dragon, TOP, Tae Yang, Daesung, and Seungri. This band is originally formed and worked under YG Entertainment. The band officially debuted on August 19, 2006 with their first number one song “Lie”. Big bang has been admired for their individuality and ability to fuse a pop sound with rap, R&B and dance elements. They always come up with a stylish, artistic and unique concept that blows the fans’ mind away every time they release their new songs. Till now the band is still well-known for their catchy and amazing as well as their great sense of fashion.
Debuted since 2005 under SM entertainment label, Super Junior is also the most well-known bay band in South Korea. The band originally have twelve members, consisting of leader Leeteuk, Heechul, Hangeng, Yesung, Kangin, Shindong, Sungmin, Eunhyuk, Siwon, Donghae, Ryeowook and Kibum. Kyuhyun joined the group in 2006. The band had gained their recognition by releasing the first best-selling single “Sorry Sorry”. Later on, they have divided into smaller group or sub-group targeting various music industry and audiences; some of them debuted as an actor.
Tong Vfang Xien Qi or TVXQ for short is one among those famous Kpop boy bands. TVXQ originally consisted of five-members U-Know Yunho, Max Changmin, Hero Jaejoong, Micky Yoochun, and Xiah Junsu. This popular band as well was formed by SM Entertainment in 2003. They gained their recognition as soon as they debuted. The first single “Hug” was a bit hit which peaked at number four on the MIAK monthly music chart, and later followed by albums Tri-Angle (2004) and Rising Sun (2005) were also on the best-selling list. Selling over 10 million records in the first 10 years of their career, TVXQ have become one of Asia’s most successful music acts of their generation.
Shinee is a talented South Korea’s boy band consisting of 5 handsome members Minho, Onew, Taemin, Jonghyun and Key. This band as well was formed by SM Entertainment in 2008. Shinee debuted with their first single “Reply”, and with their music as well as fashion style, this band gained their recognition for starting a fashion trend amongst students. Shinee is known for their fashion style, initially created by designer Ha Sang-beg, which features high-top sneakers, skinny jeans, and colorful sweaters. Following by the single “Ring Ding Dong” and “Lucifer” this band topped several music charts, and their popularity spread all over Asia.
2PM is another well-known South Korea’s boy band formed by JYP Entertainment in 2009. This band consist of 7 members Jay Park, Junsu, Nichkhun, Taecyeon, Wooyoung, Junho and Chansung; however, Jay Park officially left the band in the early of 2010. They achieved their first number 1 single with “Again & Again”. Later in 2011, they released another single “hand-up” is a kind of party song that has gained great popularity. Later that year, the band made their first Japanese debuted. 2PM is the best Kpop boy band that has stolen fan-girls’ hearts over the years with their amazing music style as well as their great appearances.
2AM is also one well-known Kpop Boy band formed by JYP Entertainment in 2008; this band ,consists of 4 members Jo Kwon, Lee Changmin, Lim Seulong and Jeong Jinwoon. It was one of the two subgroups split from the eleven-member boy band One Day, the other being 2PM. The first single “Can’t let you go even if I die” got them their first award from Inkigayo. Following their success in 2010, the band made their first Japanese debute. In January 2012 they toured Japan, becoming the first K-Pop idol group to perform at Tokyo Bunkamura Orchard Hall.
Formed by NH Media in 2008, U-kiss made the first debut and gained their recognition because of their unique style of their music. The name U-Kiss actually stands for “Ubiquitous Korean International Idol Super Star”. Their first debut song “Man Man Ha Ni” brought them the fame that they deserve. This band is known for their international popularity, especially in Latin America since they have conducted various tours over there. Later on in 2011, the band their first formal debut in Japan with a single album “Tick Tack”. The group has also participated in various TV reality shows and films.
FT Island also known as Five Treasure Islands is South Korea Rock Boy Band debuted in 2007 under FNC Entertainment. This band is well-known by their great music as well as the powerful and emotional vocalists. The band originally consists of Choi Jong-hoon (leader, guitar, and keyboard), Lee Hong-gi (main vocals), Lee Jae-jin (bass and 2nd vocals), Song Seung-hyun (guitar, vocals, and rap), and Choi Min-hwan (drums and sub vocalist). The band started an amazing start and succeeded the debut. Their first debut album called “Cheerful Stability” was the sixth best-selling album in 2007.
Debuted in 2012, EXO is South Korean-Chinese boy band formed by SM Entertainment. This famous band consists of twelve members separated into two subgroups, Exo-K (Suho, Baekhyun, Chanyeol, D.O., Kai, and Sehun) and Exo-M (Xiumin, Lay, Chen and former members Kris, Luhan and Tao. The first “XOXO” debut album contains the critical and commercial success song “Growl”. The album was sold over one million copies making EXO the best-selling Korean artists in 12 years. Moreover, this band has been named as “the biggest boy band in the world” by media outlets. However, over the years because of some issues, some members have left the band. The group still a well-known and powerful boy band in K-pop industry because of their special knife-point choreography seamlessly gelled to songs crafted by some of the world’s most gifted writers and producers.
BTS also known as Bangtan Boys is currently one among those well-known boy band in K-pop industry. This boy band formed by Big hit entertainment in 2013, and they consist of 7 members. Their first debut album won the “New Artist of the year” awards from several music award shows. BTS continuing to rise up because of their following albums, and the album debuted inside the Billboard 200. The most beautiful moment in life-part 2 top the billboard world album chart and remaining there for multiple weeks making BTS the first K-pop boy band that has ever achieved such feat.