30 Most Popular K-pop Boy Groups Of 2022

Here are the best K-pop boy groups of 2022, ranked by fans everywhere! Featuring new and recent debuts, like Trendz and Omega X, and internationally known groups, like BTS and NCT, the top Korean boy groups continue to bring us the best visuals, memorable songs, and powerful dance choreos. Who are your bias groups?

It’s hard to decide which K-pop boy groups are the best, but based on their 2022 releases and highlights, here are the 30 best groups [Ranked].

1. BTS

BTS, also known as the Bangtan Boys, is a South Korean boy band that made its debut in 2013 under Big Hit Entertainment.

The septet–composed of members Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook. They write and produce a lot of their own content, especially for army.

Labels: Big Hit Music (HYBE Labels)

2. Stray Kids

The South Korean boy band Stray Kids was formed in 2017 through the reality show of the same name.

The group is composed of eight members: Bang Chan, Lee Know, Changbin, Hyunjin, Han, Felix, Seungmin, and I.N. Woojin originally was a part of the group but left in October 2019 for personal reasons.

Labels: JYP Entertainment


Tomorrow X Together, or TXT for short, is a South Korean boy band made up of five members: Yeonjun, Soobin, Beomgyu, Taehyun and HueningKai.

They debuted on March 4, 2019 with their first extended play (EP), The Dream Chapter: Star.

Labels: Big Hit Music, HYBE Labels

4. Seventeen

Seventeen, also known as SVT, is a South Korean boy band consisting of thirteen members: S.Coups, Jeonghan, Joshua, Jun, Hoshi, Wonwoo, Woozi, DK, Mingyu, The8, Seungkwan, Vernon and Dino.

They made their debut on May 26, 2015 with the release of their extended play (EP), 17 Carat.

Labels: Pledis Entertainment, HYBE Labels


Enhypen, stylized as ENHYPEN, is a seven-member boy band from South Korea. The band was formed by Belift Lab, a joint venture between CJ E&M and Big Hit Entertainment. The band is composed of seven members: Heeseung, Jay, Jake, Sunghoon, Sunoo, Jungwon, and Ni-ki.

Enhypen made their debut on November 30, 2020 with the extended play (EP) Border: Day One.

Labels: Belift Lab, HYBE Labels


ATEEZ is a K-pop boy group that debuted in 2018. The group is composed of eight members: Hongjoong, Seonghwa, Yunho, Yeosang, San, Mingi, Wooyoung, and Jongho.

Their debut album, Treasure EP.1: All to Zero, was released on October 24, 2018.

Labels: KQ Entertainment

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7. EXO

Exo is a South Korean–Chinese boy band that debuted in 2012. The band currently has nine members: Xiumin, Suho, Lay, Baekhyun, Chen, Chanyeol, D.O., Kai and Sehun.

Exo is based in Seoul, and their music covers a wide range of genres including pop, hip-hop, and R&B.

Labels: SM Entertainment

8. NCT

NCT is a South Korean boy band that was introduced in 2016. The group has 23 members as of April 2021, with ages ranging from late teens to mid-twenties.

The group is divided into four sub-units: NCT U, NCT 127, NCT Dream, and WayV.

Labels: SM Entertainment

9. Got7

South Korean boy band, GOT7 is composed of seven members: JB, Mark, Jackson, Jinyoung, Youngjae, BamBam, and Yugyeom. The group debuted in January 2014 with their first EP Got It?.

The album peaked at number two on the Gaon Album Chart and number one on Billboard’s World Albums Chart.

Labels: JYP Entertainment (formerly)

10. SHINee

Shinee is a South Korean boy band that was formed in 2008 by SM Entertainment. The group has had a huge impact on the music scene in their native country, and they have won numerous awards and accolades, including the title “Princes of K-pop”.

The group is made up of four members: Onew, Key, Minho, and Taemin. Originally there were five members in the group, but vocalist Jonghyun passed away in December 2017.

Labels: SM Entertainment

11. Astro

Astro is a South Korean boy group that debuted in 2016. The group is made up of six members: MJ, JinJin, Eunwoo, Moon Bin, Rocky, and Sanha.

They released their debut single “Hide & Seek” from their debut EP Spring Up, and were named by Billboard as one of the best new K-pop groups of 2016.

Labels: Fantagio Music

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Monsta X is a South Korean boy group that was formed on the reality survival program No.Mercy by Starship Entertainment.

The group is currently composed of six members: Shownu, Minhyuk, Kihyun, Hyungwon, Joohoney and I.M.

Labels: Starship Entertainment


Treasure is a South Korean boy group that made its debut in 2020. The group consists of 12 members: Hyunsuk, Jihoon, Yoshi, Junkyu, Mashiho, Jaehyuk, Asahi, Yedam, Doyoung, Haruto, Jeongwoo, and Junghwan.

Treasure’s music is a mix of pop and hip hop, and the group is known for their high-energy performances.

Labels: YG Entertainment

14. P1Harmony

P1Harmony is a six-member South Korean boy group under FNC Entertainment. They made their debut on October 28, 2020 with their first mini album, Disharmony: Stand Out. The group is composed of members from different parts of South Korea, making them a diverse and unique group.

P1Harmony is known for their strong vocal and dance skills, and they hope to bring their talents to the global stage.

Labels: FNC Entertainment

15. Xdinary Heroes

Extraordinary Heroes, or Xdinary Heroes, is a six-member boy band from South Korea. They made their debut on December 6, 2021 with the digital single “Happy Death Day”.

The name of the band is an abbreviation of “Extra Ordinary Heroes”, and it means that “anyone can become a hero”.

Labels: JYP Entertainment, Studio J


The Boyz is a South Korean boy group that was formed in 2017 by Cre.ker Entertainment. The group is made up of eleven boys who range in age from teens to early twenties.

The members of the group include Sangyeon, Jacob, Younghoon, Hyunjae, Juyeon, Kevin, New, Q, Ju Haknyeon, Sunwoo, and Eric. They made their official debut on December 6, 2017.

Labels: Cre.ker Entertainment

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17. iKON

iKon is a South Korean boy band that was formed in 2015 by YG Entertainment.

The group was first introduced on the reality survival program WIN: Who is Next as “Team B.” After that, Team B went on to appear on the 2014 reality survival program Mix & Match, which determined the final seven-member lineup of iKon: B.I, Bobby, Jay, Ju-ne, Song, DK and Chanwoo.

Labels: YG Entertainment


Big Bang is a South Korean boy band that is full of talent and energy.

The members are G-Dragon, T.O.P, Taeyang, and Daesung. They are known for their great music and performances.

Labels: YG Entertainment

19. Day6

Day6 is a fantastic South Korean band that will get your toes tapping and fingers snapping. The current lineup consists of five highly talented members: Jae, Sungjin, Young K, Wonpil, and Dowoon.

The band first debuted with their EP, The Day, on September 7, 2015 and they have been entertaining fans ever since.

Labels: JYP Entertainment


Pentagon is a South Korean multi-national boy band that currently consists of nine members: Jinho, Hui, Hongseok, Shinwon, Yeo One, Yan An, Yuto, Kino and Wooseok.

The group was formed by Cube Entertainment in 2016, and since then they have gone on to release multiple successful singles and albums. Pentagon’s music is a mix of genres, but they are mostly known for their catchy pop songs.

Labels: Cube Entertainment


ONEUS, a six-member K-pop group who made their official debut in 2019 with the song “Valkyrie”.

The talented boys – Ravn, Seoho, Leedo, Keonhee, Hwanwoong, and Xion – are sure to win your hearts with their impressive vocals and dance skills!

Labels: RBW Entertainment

22. The Rose

The Rose is a South Korean band formed by J&Star Entertainment. The band’s current line-up consists of four members: Woosung, Dojoon, Jaehyeong, and Hajoon.

The band debuted with the release of their first single, “Sorry”, on August 3, 2017. The Rose is known for their powerful vocal performances and detailed composition.

Labels: J⋆ Company


Cravity is a South Korean boy group that made its debut on April 14, 2020.

The group has nine members who specialize in areas such as singing and dancing. They’re known for their single “Break All the Rules.”

Labels: Starship Entertainment

24. BTOB

BtoB is a seven-member South Korean boy group formed in 2012 by Cube Entertainment.

The group, which consists of Seo Eunkwang, Lee Minhyuk, Changsub, Lim Hyun-sik, Peniel, Jung Il-hoon, and Yook Sungjae, made its debut on March 22, 2012, on M! Countdown with the release of its singles “Insane” and “Imagine.”

Labels: Cube Entertainment

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25. SF9

SF9 is a South Korean boy group that debuted in 2016 with their single album Feeling Sensation.

SF9 is the company’s first dance boy group, and they have been impressing fans with their dance skills and stage presence ever since. If you’re a fan of K-pop, then you definitely need to check out SF9!

Labels: FNC Entertainment

26. 2PM

2PM is a popular South Korean boy band made up of six talented members: Jun. K (formerly known as Junsu), Nichkhun, Taecyeon, Wooyoung, Junho and Chansung.

The group is well-known for their amazing dancing and singing skills, and they always put on a great show for their fans.

Labels: JYP Entertainment


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Victon is a seven-member South Korean boy group under Plan A Entertainment. The group debuted on November 9, 2016, with their extended play Voice to New World, and are most known for their leading song “I’m Fine”.

Members include Han Seung-woo, Kang Seung-sik, Heo Chan, Lim Se-jun, Do Han-se, Choi Byung-chan, and Jung Su-bin.

Labels: Play M Entertainment

28. Super Junior

Super Junior, also known as SJ or SuJu, is a South Korean boy band that originally debuted with twelve members back on November 6th, 2005.

The group was put together by producer Lee Soo-man of SM Entertainment and consisting of leader Leeteuk, Heechul, Yesung, Shindong, Sungmin, Eunhyuk, Donghae, Siwon, Ryeowook and Kyuhyun. After a few years, the group’s lineup changed, they had a total of thirteen members.

Labels: SM Entertainment

29. CIX

CIX is a South Korean boy group made up of five members: Lee Byoung-gon, Kim Seung-hun, Kim Yong-hee, Bae Jin-young, and Yoon Hyun-suk.

Their first EP, Hello, came out on July 23, 2019.

30. OnlyOneOf

OnlyOneOf is a seven-member South Korean boy group under RSVP. The group consists of Love, KB, JunJi, YooJung, Rie, Mill, and Nine.

They debuted on May 28, 2019 with their first mini album Dot Point Jump.

Labels: RSVP


This list has taken from Ranker, where many fans vote there favorite K-pop Boy Groups. So, which one is your favorite? Comment down.

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Neha Garia is the founder and Editor at The Drama Paradise. She is a long-time K-Drama addict and K-Pop lover. Her favorite K-Pop artists are BTS, SF9, ATEEZ, and INFINITE but there are many more groups she is having a look at. Her favorite actors include Nam Joo-hyuk, Kim GoEun, and Kim TaeRi, to name a few. She hopes to share her love for Korean culture with people across the globe.

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