10 Hottest Kpop Boy Bands

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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

 

 

2. EXO
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)
Debut: 2012
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
Debut: 2009
Studio Albums: 9

 

 

4. Winner
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


5. Bigflo
Bigflo is a relatively new Kpop band but they seem to be headed for success. They’re all talented, gorgeous, can hit the high notes and that hair color palette is sure to get them a lot of fans.
Members: Jungkyu, Ron ,Yu Seong, Z-UK, High Top
Debut: June 19, 2014
Studio Albums: 4

 

 

6. Madtown
Madtown is a Korean boy band that consists of 7 members and it’s actually heavily influenced by hip-hop rather than pop, which is unusual, but definitely makes them stand out in the Korean music scene.
Members: Moos, Lee Geon, Daewon, Jota, Buffy, H.O, Heo Jun.
Debut: October 2014
Studio Albums: 3


7. VIXX
VIXX is a South Korean boy band and their name VIXX is actually an acronym for Voice, Visual, Value in Excelsis. The band is famous for their incredible stage performances that have been described as movie-like or musical-like. Fans say that everyone in this band is incredibly charismatic and very talented.
Members: N, Leo, Ken, Ravi, Hongbin and Hyuk
Debut: 2012
Studio Albums: 3


8. GOT7
GOT7 is a Kpop boy band with a decidedly hip-hop sound. Not all of the members are actually from South Korea. Some of them are from Hong-Kong, Thailand and USA. GOT7 won the Best New Artist Group at the Seoul Music Awards and was nominated three times at the 29th Golden Disk Awards.
Members: JB, Mark, Junior, Jackson, Youngjae, BamBam and Yugyeom
Debut: 2014
Studio Albums: 3

 

 

9. JJCC
This band was actually formed by Jackie Chan. JJCC stands for Jackie Chan and Join and Cultures. It is basically translated to “Jackie Chan, let’s spread k-pop.” The name is a tribute to the legend that is Jackie Chan and his effort to join cultures through music.
Members: SimBa, E.co, Eddy, Sang Cheong, Prince Mak
Debut: 2014
Studio Albums: 2


10. 2PM
2PM is obviously a Kpop band, but unlike the other Kpop bands, instead of capitalizing on being cute and adorable boys, they decided to construct a tough and macho beast-like image of themselves when they made their debut. It was actually 2PM, who are responsible for the creation of the “jimseung-dol” (jimseung means an animal or beast in Korean) phenomenon in 2008.
Members: Jun.K, Nickhun, Taecyeon, Wooyoung, Junho, and Chansung
Debut: 2008
Studio Albums: 11

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