Based on brand ranking data between February 7 and March 8, these are the most popular Boy Groups in Korea at the moment.
HOTSHOT has been in the news recently as Roh Taehyun’s dancing skills were acknowledged as one of the top male dancers in K-Pop. Ha Sungwoon just recently made his solo debut as well. However, Star Crew did have to deal with some bad news as they denied the fake news coming from China, that HOTSHOT would be adding a new member.
2PM is still promoting individually, but the members are all succeeding in their own ways. Nichkhun just made his solo debut while Junho’s new drama Confession will begin soon. Even Taecyeon, who is currently serving in the military, was promoted early due to his hard work.
TREI made their debut just 3 weeks ago and have already risen up to #18, showing their dedicated and loyal fanbase. As part of Banana Culture’s new boy group, Juntae revealed he was once the guide vocalist for BTOB and PENTAGON.
The VIXX members have been promoting individually recently, with Ravi releasing his 2nd mini album on March 5 and Leo releasing “FEEL LOVE” back on February 18. In sad news, N enlisted in the military on March 4.
BEAST hasn’t existed as a group since 2016, but their music, especially “On Rainy Days” and “Fiction”, are still huge hits with the general public today.
CNU recently just finished up his basic military training and fans went crazy for the adorable gesture Gongchan made, taking the time to visit and congratulate him for finishing his basic training. Sandeul also recently guested on Radio Star, where he talked about how difficult it was when Baro and Jinyoung left WM Entertainment.
VERIVERY, Jellyfish Entertainment’s newest boy group, recently just finished up their promotions for their debut album. With a total of over 24,000 album sales, their debut can most definitely be considered a success!
NCT 127 just announced their very first North American tour in April and May, and will also be releasing their very first Japanese full album Awaken on April 17. Doyoung also lent his luxurious voice to Rocoberry’s “Don’t Say Goodbye”, while NCT Dream guested on the live variety program Save Me.
BTOB has been celebrating their 7 year anniversary with their fans by holding an exhibition full of the group’s best moments. Sadly, Minhyuk enlisted in the military on February 7, and Sungjae has ultimately denied the role in the drama Man Who Bakes Bread.
ASTRO recently celebrated their 3 year anniversary and picked up their first ever music show win back on January 29. Cha Eunwoo has been confirmed to join MBC’s historical drama Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung, and he along with the other ASTRO members also opened their own Instagram accounts.
Unfortunately for IC’s, Yang Hyun Suk shared that WINNER’s album that was planned to be released by now has been delayed to improve the quality. However, they have completed the recording for the album, so we should hear good news soon!
9. MONSTA X
MONSTA X topped numerous iTunes Charts with their most recent comeback with “Alligator” and have picked up 4 music show trophies, proving they are one of the top boy groups today. They will also be the first K-Pop boy group to perform at the iHeart Radio Music Festival, which will take place in Las Vegas in September.
Dongwoo made his solo debut just a few days ago with his very first full album. However, some of the members, including Dongwoo and Sungjong, have shared their concerns about their upcoming military enlistment.
Key enlisted in the military back on March 4, but he made sure to tell Shawols not to worry about him, as he will serve well. Taemin made his solo comeback with “Want”, further showcasing his improvements as a solo artist.
SF9 has been flying high after Chani’s success in SKY Castle, which helped boost the group’s comeback with “Narcissus” to even greater heights. Sadly, Zuho had to sit out promotions due to a back injury, but hopefully he recovers well for the group’s USA and Europe tour starting in April.
NU’EST has finally reunited as 5, and will be releasing a new track later this month. They have also been confirmed to be holding their first ever concert as 5 members later in April.
EXO have been busy promoting individually, with the most recent news being Chen’s upcoming solo album. “LOVE SHOT” recently became the group’s 10th music video to his 100 million views, and EXO-L’s are just itching for any hints on a comeback.
Big Hit Entertainment’s rookie boy group shoots up to #3 in their first ever placing in the brand rankings, proving what a global sensation they are soon to become. They have already surpassed 100,000 album sales, and “Crown” has broke numerous records, from YouTube to iTunes and more.
SEVENTEEN ranks #2 for the 2nd straight month, and they’re riding high on their momentum in both Korea and Japan. They were invited to perform at SUMMER SONIC 2019, Japan’s largest music festival and their latest Korean album YOU MADE MY DAWN has surpassed 450,000 album sales.
Who else would be at the top but BTS? “MIC DROP Remix” became the group’s 4th music video to pass 450 million views, and ARMY around the world have been going crazy with the ARMYPEDIA event. BTS took the stage in historic fashion at the 2019 Grammy Awards, and they have completely sold out massive venues in the United States and Europe, prompting local organizers to add a second concert date… at venues with over 90,000 seats! Also, happy birthday, Suga!
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