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Top 10: Most Popular Korean Boy Groups 2015
The world cannot deny the fact the Korean entertainment has now dominated the international spotlight. We can see how it drastically gone into its peak and is continuously sparkling and shining with the most popular groups. The creation of idol groups are dramatically popular in Asia as young Korean boys and girls who has the extraordinary talent and passion for singing and dancing unite and form in groups... which is, in fact, a wonderful sight to see.
Members of K-pop groups had undergone several years of training to achieve perfection in their music, dance, and actions. They are all dedicated, hardworking, and passionate people whose hearts are set for the audience. All the groups are amazing and unique in their own ways, and it's really hard to choose who's the best among them, but in the eyes of the fans, they can never be the same. For the fans, one group is better, cooler, and hotter than the other. In fact, they have already created their 'Biases'. Fans all over the world had already created their own judgment and criteria, and now, to see what the fans' favors are, let's find out who's in at the list of Top 10's most popular Korean boy group in early 2015.
"위너" - Winner's incredible talent brings them into all achievements they already have now. Going back, the boys were the successful finalists, chosen by the public thru voting in a reality-survival show called "Who is Next: WIN" as "Team A" until they gained the opportunity to be a group called "WINNER" under YG Entertainment. They are the first YG boy group after 8 years, where Big Bang was formed. Today, the group has five members, namely: Kang Seung-yoon, Song Min-ho, Kim Jinwoo, Nam Taehyun, and Lee Seunghoon. They made their Korean debut on August 15, 2014 at YG Family Concert, and on September 10, they made their debut in Japan. Their debut is considered one of the best K-pop debuts of 2014. Thumbs up to them!
"빅스" - Voice, Visual, Value in Excelsis, also known as "VIXX" is another popular K-pop boy group, the sixth boy band signed under Jellyfish Entertainment. They gained popularity in 2013, a year after their debut. All the members of the group were participants of a reality show called "MyDOL", and the name "VIXX" was chosen by viewer votes. Today, there are six members of the group, namely: N, Leo, Ken, Ravi, Hongbin, and Hyuk. They made their debut on May 24, 2012 with their first album, "Super Hero" launched on M! Countdown. They also made their international performance in Otakon Convention in Baltimore, Maryland on July 27, 2012. Today, they have released several albums, and received 21 awards from South Korea and other International events.
8. Super Junior
"슈퍼주니어" - Super Junior is another popular boy band founded in 2005 under S.M Entertainment. They are known internationally for their outstanding performances and their breakthrough album "Sorry Sorry". They also won many awards such as the Golden Disk Award, MTV Asia Awards, and the MTV Europe Music Award. Super Junior originally debuted with twelve members, with Leeteuk as the leader, and Heechul, Hankyung, Yesung, Kangin, Shindong, Sungmin, Eunhyuk, Donghae, Siwon, Ryeowook and Kibum as members. Another passionate member, Kyuhyun, joined the group in 2006. They are popular worldwide for their music and hit songs, and they are also being invited to shows as hosts and guests.
"샤이니" - Also known as SHINee, is an awesome boy group formed under S.M. Entertainment in 2008. The group consists of Onew, Jonghyun, Key, Minho, and Taemin, who started their career in entertainment as boys, and now performing on stage as talented men. They have six full-length albums, (of which three are in Japanese language), five mini-albums, three live albums and various Japanese singles. They made their Japanese debut on June 22, 2011 with their Japanese version of the single "Replay". The group is also well-known for having a good sense of fashion, therefore having the fashion icon called, "Shinee Trend".
"갓세븐" - Got7's hip hop style makes their group incredibly amazing. Formed in 2014 under JYP entertainment, the group was formed having multinational members from South Korea, America, HongKong, and Thailand. Today, Got7 has seven members, with JB as its leader, and Mark, Jr., Jackson, Youngjae, Bambam, and Yugyeom as members.They made their debut with their hit performance on M! Countdown with their single "Girls Girls Girls". They released their first full album entitled "Identify" on November 2014. They continue to become popular with their hit songs that are totally in today's trend.
"비스트" - BEAST or B2ST, is another popular K-pop group formed in 2009 by Cube Entertainment. Today, the group has six members, namely Yoon Doo-joon, Jang Hyun-seung, Yong Jun-hyung, Yang Yo-seob, Lee Gi-kwang, and Son Dong-woon. Their incredible talent in singing and dancing brought them to the top list of most popular K-pop groups this year, and to this very day, they have numerous supporters from around the world. Beast has also won a few big awards including the Bunsang Award in 2011 and 20012 consecutively as well as the Melon Music Award. They have also released two full-length albums and seven mini albums.
"인피니트" - Created by Woollim Entertainment in 2010, Infinite band continues to be at the top rank of the most popular K-pop group since their debut. They became more famous in 2013 with its hit album "The Challenge" , with over 160,000 copies of that mini album sold, and dubbed as the best selling album in that year. The group comprises seven members: L, Hoya, Sungkyu, Sungyeol, Woohyun, Dongwoo, and Sungjong. Their amazing achievement in the entertainment world brought them into the peak of their success, and in 2014, another successful album was released, entitled "Season 2".
"엑소" - Whether you're inside South Korea or not, locally or internationally, Exo is a popular band that you'd probably hear anywhere. Dubbed as 2014's most popular K-pop boy group, the continue to compete with the title of being the most popular band of 2015. Members of this band are combined from China and South Korea, and was created in 2011 under S.M Entertainment. Their superior talent in singing and dancing made their huge success for only a short period of time. They already received several awards including Godlen Disk Award and Mnet Asian Award. Members of the EXO-K are: Suho, Baekhyun, Chanyeol, D.O., Kai, and Sehun, while EXO-M members are Xiumin, Luhan, Kris, Lay, Chen, and Tao.
"비에이피" -B.A.P, an acronym for Best, Absolute, Perfect, is a new hip hop band with six members formed under TS Entertainment. Their unique music makes them critically hit among young fans and audiences. They made their debut in 2012 with the song "Warrior", and a year later, made their debut in Japan which brings them to a higher level of success in the following years. The members of this amazing band are, Yong Guk, Him Chan, Dae Hyun, Young Jae, Jong Up, and Zelo. They are dubbed by MTV Korea as the "Versatile Group" because of their strong charisma on their performances. Fans are looking forward for more amazing songs to be made by this group.
"방탄소년단" -BTS, or the Bangtan Boys, is a newly formed boy group, created in 2013, and probably the hottest and freshest boy group to this year. In just a short period of time, in their career, they already made breakthrough hits, following their debut on June 2013 with the song "No More Dream". They have also won several awards, including the "New Artist of the Year" awards, including those at the 2013 MelOn Music Awards and Golden Disk Awards, and the 2014 Seoul Music Awards. The members of the group are V, Suga, Jin, Jung Kook, Rap Monster, Jimin, and J-hope, who are very talented in singing and dancing. Obviously, fans around the world can't simply wait to their next performances and more songs to come in the future!
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