It's boys' time now! Let me introduce you the legends of kpop.

10 - SechsKies

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Is a six-member South Korean boy band that was formed under DSP Media in 1997. They are the "1st-generation K-Pop idols" and were named as one of the top boy groups in the 90's with H.O.T. Consisting of members Eun Ji-won, Lee Jai-jin, Kim Jae-duck, Kang Sung-hoon, Ko Ji-yong and Jang Su-won, the group officially debuted on April 15, 1997

SechsKies disbanded on May 20, 2000, performing "Bye" and "Remember Me" for the last time at the Dream Concert. The group held a reunion concert in 2016. On May 11, YG Entertainment officially announced that they signed a contract with SECHSKIES (except Ko Ji-yong who is now an entrepreneur).

9 - g.o.d

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Is a five-member South Korean pop music group. They were one of the few K-pop groups to have more than one album become a "million seller".Debuting in 1999, the group became one of the most popular boy bands of the early 2000's. The members had gone on to solo careers in the entertainment industry after indefinitely discontinuing group activity in 2005. However, they regrouped and made a comeback in July 2014.

As one of the most recent million album selling groups in South Korea prior to the digital era, they are often referred to as "the Nation's idol", and considered as the "legends of K-pop".

8 - H.O.T

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Was a popular five-member South Korean boy band in the mid to late 1990s. They were formed by SM Entertainment in 1996 and disbanded in 2001. In addition to South Korea, the band was popular in Taiwan,
People's Republic of China and Korean and Asian communities in the Americas. H.O.T. was the first group to have an album become a "million seller" in K-pop, despite the ongoing regional financial crisis.

They are credited as the first K-pop boy band and the forerunners of the "idol group" trend in the Korean music industry, H.O.T. successfully turned mainstream Korean music into music for the younger generation. Made up of five teenagers at the time of their debut, they were formed to specifically target teenagers, hence their name "High-five Of Teenagers.

7 - Shinee

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Is a South Korean boy group formed by S.M. Entertainment in 2008. The group is composed of five members: Onew, Jonghyun, Key, Minho and Taemin.The group gained attention for starting a fashion trend amongst students, which the media dubbed the "Shinee Trend". In August, 2008, the group released their first Korean studio album The Shinee World, which won the Newcomer Album of the Year at the 23rd Golden Disk Awards. Shinee further consolidated their popularity on the South Korean music scene with follow-up singles "Ring Ding Dong" and "Lucifer". "Ring Ding Dong" charted on top of several Korean music charts and gained popularity all over Asia. "Lucifer" was nominated for the Best Dance Performance Award at the Mnet Asian Music Awards in 2010 for its outstanding choreography.

Shinee are considered as one of the best live vocalists in K-pop and are known for their highly synchronized and complex dance routines and were awarded the Best Dance Performance Award at the Mnet Asian Music Awards three times in a row for their dance performances to "Sherlock", "Dream Girl" and "View". The group's popularity in their native country South Korea has earned them numerous accolades and titles like "Princes of K-pop".

6 - Shinhwa

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Is a South Korean six-member boy band based in Seoul, composed of Eric Mun, Lee Min-woo, Kim Dong-wan, Shin Hye-sung, Jun Jin, and Andy Lee. Launched by SM Entertainment on 24 March 1998 and now managed by Shinhwa Company, the group is the longest-running boy band in the history of K-pop and one of the pioneers of the K-pop idol culture. Shinhwa is the Korean word for myth or legend.

Shinhwa is also the first K-pop idol to lead a successful career after leaving its original agency. Ever since Shinhwa left SM Entertainment, the group had fought a long legal battle that also involved Joon Media to win the trademark rights for the band name "Shinhwa." At the height of the battle in September 2014, the band had to rename the agency Shinhwa Company as ShinCom Entertainment to avoid legal issues. In May 2015, after 12 years of long battle, Shinhwa finally won the lawsuit over Joon Media and re-renamed their agency as Shinhwa Company.


Is a five-member South Korean rock band formed by FNC Entertainment in 2007. The band consists of Choi Jong-hoon (leader, guitar, and keyboard), Lee Hong-gi (main vocals), Lee Jae-jin (bass and 2nd vocals), Song Seung-hyun (guitar, vocals, and rap), and Choi Min-hwan (drums and sub vocalist). Oh Won-bin left the group in 2009, and was replaced by Seung-hyun. F.T. Island has released fifteen full-length albums, eight mini-albums, many singles and soundtrack productions for different drama theme songs and anime openings. F.T. Island is considered to be South Korea's first instrumental idol band.

The band had also won various prestigious awards such as the Golden Disk Awards and Seoul Music Awards, and held more than 10 different tours since debut.


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Is a South Korean boy band formerly known as Beast (Korean: 비스트). The band consists of five members: Yoon Doo-joon, Yong Jun-hyung, Yang Yo-seob, Lee Gi-kwang, and Son Dong-woon. Original member Jang Hyun-seung officially left the group in April 2016. Later that year, the five remaining members moved labels from Cube Entertainment to Around Us Entertainment and subsequently changed their name to Highlight in 2017.

Beast initially received attention for the lack of industry success previously experienced by its members, with media outlets referring to them as "a group of recycled material." However, the group has achieved significant commercial success and critical accolades and is one of the most awarded groups of all time at the Golden Disk Awards, the Seoul Music Awards, and the Melon Music Awards.

3 - TVXQ

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Is a South Korean pop duo consisting of U-Know Yunho and Max Changmin. Formed by S.M. Entertainment in 2003, TVXQ began as a five-member boy band composed of members U-Know Yunho, Max Changmin, Hero Jaejoong, Micky Yoochun, and Xiah Junsu. TVXQ rose to international prominence in the late 2000s, after the group achieved critical acclaim in the Korean music industry for their best-selling albums "O"-Jung.Ban.Hap. (2006) and Mirotic (2008), both winning the Golden Disk Award for Album of the Year.

Selling over 14 million records as of 2015, TVXQ have become the best selling Korean group in Korea in terms of physical sales, over 9 million of the records being from Japan. They are often referred to as "Asia's Stars".

2 - Super Junior

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Formed in 2005 by producer Lee Soo-man of S.M. Entertainment, the group comprised a total of thirteen members at its peak. Super Junior originally debuted with twelve members, consisting of leader Leeteuk, Heechul, Hangeng, Yesung, Kangin, Shindong, Sungmin, Eunhyuk, Siwon, Donghae, Ryeowook and Kibum. Kyuhyun joined the group in 2006. Super Junior launched into international recognition following the release of their best-selling single "Sorry, Sorry" in 2009, the title song of their most critically successful album, Sorry, Sorry. Over the years, they have been divided into smaller groups. Super Junior is the best-selling K-pop artist for four years in a row. Super Junior have earned thirteen music awards from the Mnet Asian Music Awards, sixteen from the Golden Disc Awards.

In 2015, they won the "International Artist" and "Best Fandom" in the Teen Choice Awards.

1 - Big Bang

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Is a South Korean boy band formed by YG Entertainment. Consisting of members G-Dragon, T.O.P, Taeyang, Daesung, and Seungri, the group officially debuted on August 19, 2006. Labeled as the "Kings of K-pop", the members' involvement in composing and producing their own music, most notably G-Dragon, has earned the group respect and praise from the music industry. The quintet has been hailed K-pop icons for their part in spreading the Hallyu Wave around the globe along with their influence in the genre. Big Bang have sold over 140 million records, making them the best-selling digital group of all-time in Asia and one of the best-selling boy bands in the world. They have won numerous awards and set several records,

Citing their global popularity and contribution to K-pop, The Washington Post have described them as "the biggest band in Asia" and the Hollywood Reporter as "the biggest boy band in the world."