Based on Brand Ranking data from June 11 to July 12, these are the most popular boy groups in Korea at the moment.
With several members serving in the military, the remaining BTOB members have been promoting individually, such as Sungjae in his new variety show with his friends.
Banana Culture’s boy group has been on the rise recently, with member Juntae even singing an OST for popular KBS drama Perfume.
Led by Jang Moon Bok (Moonbok), Limitless made their debut just 4 days ago on July 9, and BTS’s V lent his support to his close friend.
HOTSHOT’s Ha Sungwoon made his solo comeback on July 8 and the group as a whole have been performing at various different music festivals and concerts.
The VIXX members are promoting individually at the moment as several members are serving in the military, including Leo’s solo comeback on June 17. Ravi also welcomed 2 new artists to his newly formed label GROOVL1N.
2PM have been promoting individually for the past year due to member’s enlistments, but there is good news for Hottests. Taecyeon just finished his enlistment and has already confirmed his comeback drama.
Top rookies AB6IX have been promoting non stop with international fan meetings and performances. Sadly, Park Woojin will be limited in his activities with the group for a while as he recovers from an ankle injury. But there is also good news! Lee Daehwi will be making his acting debut soon in an upcoming web drama.
While ASTRO haven’t been actively musically recently, they continue to show off their talents in other areas of the industry. Cha Eunwoo and Sanha are both cast in upcoming dramas, and both of them along with MJ have also been active in variety shows.
Another contender for top rookie, ATEEZ have been busy promoting their 3rd mini album with great success. They will be attending KCON 2019 LA and also picked up their first music show win back on June 20.
11. Stray Kids
JYP Entertainment’s youngest boy group made their comeback on June 19 and were also announced as the first ambassadors for the Korean Culture and Information Service.
Even though it has been a while since the duo’s last release, Yunho made his solo debut on June 15 to much success. Crazy to think it took 16 years for him to go solo!
While SHINee have been on a break recently, their fans haven’t, making sure they continue to support their group by revisiting their past works.
Infinite has also been on a break recently, promoting individually at times. Most notably, L just finished his drama with Shin Hye Sun to rave reviews.
NCT has been busy recently, with NCT Dream confirmed to be making a summer comeback and also being appointed as ambassadors for the World Scout Foundation. Taeyong will be releasing the final SM Station 3 song on July 18, and NCT 127 released their photobook of them in Seoul.
NU’EST was announced to be part of the KCON 2019 LA lineup as a headliner, and while they have been taking a deserved break from promoting, Aron was able to interview Spiderman stars Tom Holland and Jake Gyllenhaal.
SEVENTEEN just announced a summer comeback in August, and they also announced a brand new world tour!
SF9 made their comeback with their 7th mini album on June 17 and member Rowoon is also starring in his first ever lead drama role.
Sadly, WINNER received some negative attention this month when Lee Seunghoon was dragged into B.I’s drug scandal by Dispatch. YG Entertainment clarified that Seunghoon had no involvement with the case, and thus his name was cleared.
EXO have been promoting individually since some of the members started to enlist in the military. Chen wrapped up a successful solo debut and handed over the baton to Baekhyun, who looks to follow in his footsteps. They will also reveal their second subunit, EXO-SC (Sehun & Chanyeol) on July 22. EXO will also be receiving a Dubai Star.
At their rightful place at the top, BTS has done it all, most recently breaking an 18 year old record for most copies of an OST’s sold with their BTS World OST. They were included on the Forbes list of highest paid entertainers in the world, and will be receiving a Dubai Star.
Check out the full TOP 50 below.