Introducing the Latest K-pop Boys Group Popularity Ranking in 2018!


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Recently, there are many idol groups in Korea. Various groups have fascinated and entertained us, from the long-loved national group to the recently emerging group. There will surely be groups in which you are supporting.

This time we would like to introduce the latest popularity order of Korean boys idol groups and their current activity based on social media and fan cafe. Where are your favorite groups placed?

※ Groups that have disbanded, suspended activities are not included.

No. 30: UP10TION


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The 10-person boys group, UP10TION, which debuted in September 2015. Member from the upper left of the photo is Wei, Gyujin, Kuhn, Bitto, Kogyeol, and Sunyoul. From the lower left, Xiao, Jinhoo, Wooshin, and Hwanhee. It is known as a junior group of TEENTOP.

The group name “UP10TION” contains the feeling that we want you to focus on ten members who will increase the fan’s tension, and it seems that it’s also an abbreviation from “Unbelievable Perfect 10 Teenager Idol Open Now (incredibly perfect teenager idol has made a debut now) “.

UP10TION is steadily gained popularity as their song, “White Night” which is released at the end of last year, was selected as candidate of first rank for the first time in the music program. Many people expected them to be more active in the future.



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The 6-person boys group BOYFRIEND which made his debut in May 2011. The members are Jeongmin, Kwangmin, Donghyun, Minwoo, Youngmin, and Hyunseong from the left in the photo. Not only in Korea but also active in Japan, they’re in charge of the ending theme song of popular anime “Detective Conan”.

In 2014, three years after debut, they earned the first place in the music program. Although they also won first place in the following year and grew to be a popular group, they haven’t done much outstanding activities in the past two years. We’re looking forward to their activities.



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The longest-lived idol group in Korea, SHINHWA, which debuted in 1998. Consists of 6 person, from the left in the photo, the members are Eric, Andy, Min Woo, Hyesung, Dongwan, and Junjin. They’re the real legendary idol group which has been active since debut with 6 person member, 19 years for this year.

There’s one time when they had suspended activities due to the military service of the members, but after the members returned, they established a SHINHWA company, which the members themselves are financed and representative, and resumed the group activities. SHINHWA continues to pioneering new history from the desire to continue activities by six people. Let’s hope these six people will continue to create new ways.

No. 27: NU’EST


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The 5-person boys group NU’EST debuted in March 2012. From the left in the photo, members are Minhyun, Ren, JR, Baekho, and Aron. The group name NU’EST is a combination of NU, Establish, Style, Tempo, which means “to create a new style to music”.

NU’EST which has fascinated fans with visual, style and musicality, has been clearly suspending their activities last month. Part of the members returned to the trainees and announced that they will appear in Produce 101 Season 2, the male version of the audition program Produce 101 that produced the Girls Group I.O.I. We’re expecting more of member’s activity in the future.

No. 26: ASTRO


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The 6-person boys group, ASTRO, which debuted in February 2016. From the left in the photo, the members are Sanha, MJ, Moonbin, Eunwoo, Jinjin, and Rocky. A new star who just celebrated the first anniversary of their debut, their face already well known even before their debut thanks to their appearance in a web drama, attracting attention soon after debut.

However, they’re expected to be more active from now on, and it’s presumed that they will be more popular in 2017. It’s very exciting to wait and see.