Kpop is the next big thing, isn’t it? First it was only popular in South Korea, then its popularity caught fire in other Asian countries, and now it’s becoming quite popular in the rest of the world. Next thing you know, Kpop bands will be gathering huge arenas of fangirls in Europe and America. Well, in order to prepare for the inevitable Kpop world takeover we decided to take a look at some of the hottest Kpop boy bands. After all, Kpop is a massive music genre and it’s not that easy to navigate for newbies. So sit down, buckle up and prepare for your mind to be blown. If you love pop music, pretty, stylish boys and visually stunning videos you’re in for a great ride.
1. Big Bang
Big Bang is probably the most famous Kpop boy band and they hold the record for being the all-time best selling artists in Cy-world.
Members: TOP, G Dragon, Daesung, Seungri, and Taeyang.
Debut: August 19, 2006
Studio Albums: 7
EXO is a South Korean – Chinese Kpop band consisting of 12 guys, who are divided into two subgroups EXO-K and EXO-M. They perform in South Korean and Mandarin. They were the youngest band to ever win Album of the Year at the Mnet Asian Music Awards.
Members: Suho, Baekhyun, Chanyeol, D.O, Kai, Sehun (EXO-K). Kris, Xiumin, Lu Han, Lay, Chen and Tao (EXO-M)
Studio Albums: 3
3. CN BLUE
CN BLUE is a South Korean rock band. CN is an abbreviation of ‘Code Name’ while BLUE is an abbreviation of the members’ individual images. ‘Burning’ represents Lee Jong-hyun, ‘Lovely’ represents Kang Min-hyuk, ‘Untouchable’ represents Lee Jung Shin, and ‘Emotional’ represents Jung Yong-hwa.
Members: Lee Jong-hyun, Kang Min-hyuk, Lee Jung Shin, Jung Yong-hwa
Studio Albums: 9
Winner is a Kpop band that broke all records when it comes to winning awards really early in their career. They earned a place in the “Top 10 Artists” and “Best New Artist” categories in Melon Music Awards 2014, which was their first year as a band.
Members: Jinwoo, Seunghoon, Mino, Seungyoon, Taehyun
Debut: August 15, 2014 at YG Family Concert
Studio Albums: 1