Most Famous Korean Bands | Most Popular Bands in Korea
The best Korean bands today are in this hub. They are the most famous Korean bands of all time. No really, jk. lol The list of most popular Korean band millions of fans are screaming about. Meet them all here!
Since the opening of the millennium KPop has invaded dominantly in South Korea then eventually around the world where it even reached the Billboard Hot 100. Since then, in 2007 particularly, started the booming of KPop industry in Korea when numerous of Korean boy bands and girl bands were launched. It seems a non-stop showdown ever.
What is KPop?
KPop stands for Korean Pop music that covers a wide variety of contemporary music including pop, hiphop, r&b, dance-pop, bubblegum-pop, house, electropop, and techno. Due to the big wave of success, Kpop became so popular not only in South Korea but also to other parts of the world. Korean bands performing in English and sometimes mix English and Korean, looks like the flavor will become our favorite for a while.
Top and Best Korean Bands
So who’s dominating the Kpop scene? Who are the most famous Korean Bands today? Who are the best and topping the charts? Who’d got the big scream in concerts? The following are the most famous and top Korean bands in the world today. Check them out…
SS501 (pronounced as Double-S 501 or Deo Beul E Seu Oh Gong Il in Korean) The first “S” stands for “Super”. The second “S” is an abbreviation for "Star". The number 5, 0, and 1 means "five members united as one forever". Ok, there’s really something behind every band name, huh :) The band is managed by DSP Entertainment, a famous entertainment media agency in Seoul.
SS501 band members are Kim HyungJun, Heo Young Saeng, Park Jung Min, Kim Kyu Jong and Kim Hyun Joong.
All SS501 members have their own individual radio show, Kim Kyu Jong, Park Jung Min and Heo Young Saeng hosted "Young Street" and Kim Hyung Jun currently hosts "Music High" How cool is that?! And oh, SS501 have lots of TV shows –reality shows and documentaries. SS as in super stars, eh :)
- Kim Hyun Joong is the brother of Kim Ki Bum, a member of the famous band U-Kiss
- Kim Hyun Joong was part of the cast for the Korean version of Hana Yori Dango, officially named Boys Over Flowers. He became famous for playing the role of Yoon Ji Hoo the rival of the main lead actor Gu Jun Pyo.
- The group was launched in 2005 and still had concerts in Asia this 2010. But recently, the group’s leader, Kim Hyun Joong, signed a contract with KeyEast Entertainment and Park Jung Min has officially joined CNR Media to become a solo artist.
The freshly launched five teen group, Shinee, are so young yet have already proven they’ve got what it takes to be on top of the music scene. With their awesome looks and lovely voice, they already won numerous awards plus they have marked Korea with their “Shinee Trend” for being great fashion icons of the new world. Onew, Jonghyun, Key, Minho and Taemin are making standing ovation everywhere.
See my hub about Shinee and meet all the alluring boys.
Definitely one of my favorite bands from Korea, Big Bang is oozing with talents. Big Bang is under YG Entertainment and has won big talent awards and such awards are really that Wow and Big! By the end of 2009, Big Bang became the most searched artist in South Korea. Time magazine described them as one of the "most promising" South Korean acts to venture into Japan while the Korea Times called them "the icons of Korean pop music. What I love most about this band is the way they adopt and revive few famous songs from renowned bands like This Love from Maroon 5…
Read as “to anyone” or twenty-one, is a band of four lovely talented ladies namely, CL, Bom, Dara and Minzy. Thank goodness, their names are easy to remember. Their first hit was from the song Lollipop from the LG Cyon commercial. This group tops the Korean music chart, too. Some fans love to request English known songs from various English celebs like Rihanna and others.
Read more about the awesome 2ne1.
Super Junior is formed under SM Entertainment. It has 13 members, whoa! Basically, Super Junior is one of the largest boy bands in the world. The group consists of Leeteuk (leader), Heechul, Hankyung, Yesung, Kangin, Shindong, Sungmin, Eunhyuk, Donghae, Siwon, Ryeowook, Kibum and Kyuhyun. Apparently because it has too many members, the band was divided into sub-groups like Super Junior Happy, Super Junior T, Super Junior M, and Super Junior KRY.
U-Kiss stands for “Ubiquitous Korean International (Idol) Super Star.” It is composed of seven members namely: Alexander, Soo Hyun, Ki Bum, Kiseop, Eli, Kevin and Dong Ho. U-Kiss starred in a variety show U-Kiss' Vampire premiered on January 22, 2010.
Shinhwa is the Korean word for myth or legend. The group has six members, 3 vocalists and 3 rappers. Members are Eric Mun, Lee Min Woo, Kim Dong Wan, Shin Hye Sung, Jun Jin and Andy Lee. Shinhwa has achieved so much success and awards and they became the longest running boy band in South Korea because they’ve never been disbanded yet.
Shinhwa Trivia: A star was named after Shinhwa in 2005. In order to commemorate its launching, USC Korea, the official Korean partner USC (Universal Star Council), an American website that provides services for registering names for stars in the sky, offered a star to be named after them. The star is among the Aries constellation. Ironically, it matched the debut date of Shinhwa which falls on March 24, 1998. The star Shinhwa is the brightest among the more than 2 thousand stars with Korean names that can be seen with the naked eye. The star is best seen in November --wikipedia
An acronym for Tong Vfang Xien Qi, wonders what that means lol. In South Korea, they are known as Dong Bang Shin Gi, while in Japan as Tohoshinki. Their name means "The Rising Gods of the East." The band has five members, Xiah, U-Know, Hero, Max and Micky. This group likes singing acapella too. TVXQ became so popular that in 2008, they made it in the Guinness World Records for having the world's largest official fan club.
T-max was a all-male-trio
band whose members were Sin Min Chul (vocalist), Kim Joon (rapper) and Pak Yun
Hwa (vocalist). They performed the soundtrack of the hit manga series Boys
Over Flowers, entitled “Paradise.” The group member, Kim Joon, was one of the lead casts of
the said show. Park Yun Hwa left then Hanbi and Chanyang joined T-Max in 2010. Now it has four members.
FT Island as in “Five Treasure Island” has five members, Lee Hongki (Lead singer), Lee Jae Jin (Bass, back up vocals and rap), Choi Jhong Hun (Leader, guitar and keyboard), Choi Min Hwan (Drums) and Song Seung Hyun (Guitar, back up vocals and rap). This band has won numerous awards and are recently under project with Warner Music Japan.
Trax is a Korean rock band. I like rock once in a while. This band is one of the top screamo bands in Korea. This band had four members but soon they became only three. Trax stands for “tracks” and also stands for the first letter of each member's stage name (Typhoon of the Rose Attack on Xmas) Ow, isn’t it quite interesting how to learn making band names? Lol Wow, they rock!
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Other Kpop bands that were and are going on top are 2pm, Beast (B2ST), SNSD, Dragon N Tiger, Wonder Girls, Epik High, Xing and MBLAQ. So who are your top ten Korean bands?
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