Nowadays, Super Junior has nine active members and had its recent comeback made in February.
BIGBANG made its official debut in December 2006 with the album BIGBANG Vol. 1.
While their debut album didn't receive much recognition from the public, the following hit tracks like 'Lies' and 'Haru Haru' made BIGBANG top charts for consecutive weeks.
Thanks to these hits, they won several music awards as a rookie group.
The group later widened their market as BIGBANG gained more international fans with their 5th EP Alive.
Songs like 'Blue' and 'Fantastic Baby' gathered millions of views after their respective music videos were uploaded on Youtube.
In 2015, BIGBANG released 'Bang Bang Bang', and it was (and is still) a hit around the world.
The then 5-member group changed into a 4-member lineup after Seungri was caught in a big scandal in 2019.
After years of inactivity, BIGBANG finally came back with a new song titled 'Still Life' in April 2022.
In January of 2014, GOT7 debuted as the new hip-hop boy group of JYP Entertainment.
From then on, the boys have been releasing top-rating songs and performances such as "Stop Stop It", "Just Right", and "Never Ever".
GOT7 has also grown a strong fanbase, with Ahgases (the group's fandom name) supporting the endeavors of each member wherever they go.
After all of the members departed from the company in January of 2021, GOT7 promised to stay together as a group despite being working in separate agencies.
iKON was formed through the survival show WIN: Who Is Next? and officially debuted under YG Entertainment in 2015.
Some of the group's popular songs that make the fans sing along are "My Type" and "Love Scenario."
iKON recently made a group comeback in May 2022 with Flashback.
Monsta X is popular for having dark, edgy concepts and hip-hop inspired track titles.
Since 2015, the group has released 9 full studio albums and 11 EPs.
Monsta X recently came back with a new EP titled Shape of Love in late April 2022.
NCT has the most members among the popular K-pop boy groups, with 23 guys being part of the group up to date.
Being an experimental group with three groups under the umbrella of NCT (NCT U, NCT Dream, and NCT 127), it can be pretty difficult to categorize their music into one concept.
While all 23 members are part of the NCT U, only those 18 and below can join the NCT Dream.
As for the NCT 127, this group focuses more on the hustle and bustle of South Korea's capital city, Seoul.
It can be confusing for beginners, but that's NCT for you!
SHINee is considered as the 'Princes of K-pop.'
After releasing their debut track, 'Replay' in 2008, SHINee bagged the Best New Male Group award during the MNet Asian Music Awards.
SHINee's fan base continued to grow, especially on the international market, as hit tracks after hit tracks, including 'Sherlock,' 'Ring Ding Dong,' and 'View,' were made available to multiple streaming sites.
Over a decade after the group's formation, SHINee and Shawols (the fandom name) mourned the loss of the late member Jonghyun.
SHINee continues their group activity up to the present after most of the remaining members were discharged from the military enlistment.
Upon the group's formation in 2011, Block B was promoted as the "Korean Eminem."
However, Block B's debut didn't receive much attention from the public.
It was the case until Block B released their hit tracks 'Very Good,' 'Nillili Mambo,' and 'Nalina,' earning the group the nickname "The Darkhorse of K-pop."
It wasn't a smooth journey for the group to last this long in the industry as the members had to face many controversies, even lawsuits against their previous company.
It is now five years since Block B last released music as a whole group.
Currently, the members are now serving in the military.
While K-Pop is mainly known for its idol groups, CNBLUE here is a Korean band that has been in the music industry for already 13 years.
The group is responsible for several hit songs like 'I'm A Loner,' 'Can't Stop,' and 'Cinderella.'
Aside from performing together as a band, CNBLUE members are also seen in many Korean dramas and movies.
CNBLUE recently released their ninth mini-album in October last year as a trio after Jonghyun left the group following his involvement in a scandal.
SECHSKIES is known to be the rival of H.O.T during their debut in 1997.
The group is said to be the pioneer of fandom culture (Yellowkies, SECHSKIES' fandom name) because of its huge fanbase.
Their hit songs include 'Comeback,' 'Couple,' and 'Road Fighter.'
SECHSKIES announced their disbandment in 2000, surprising Yellowkies and even the public.
It was due to disagreements that the group had with their previous company DSP Media.
SECHSKIES reunited in 2020 and decided to make a music comeback under YG Entertainment.
Groove Over Dose, or g.o.d, is a five-member K-Pop boy group from SidusHQ and later on JYP Entertainment.
They are popular for their storytelling-type of music, captivating the attention of fans and the general public in the early 2000s.
g.o.d disbanded in 2005 but reunited in 2014 for its 15th anniversary.
The group even won Album of the Year in the 2014 Melon Music Awards for their comeback album, Chapter 8.
SHINHWA is the longest-running K-pop group that has been in the industry for 24 years already!
Since the group's formation in May 1998, all members survived the so-called 'seven-year curse' in K-Pop, military enlistments, marriages, and many more.
During their debut, they were under SM Entertainment, transferred to Good Entertainment and stayed with the label for 10 years, and finally started their own company called Shinhwa Company in 2012 up to the present.
SHINHWA held a concert during their 21st anniversary in 2019 and has been doing promotions with no end in sight.
TVXQ! is the pioneer of 2nd generation K-pop.
The group's debut track 'Hug', released in 2004, showed the innocence of the members, which stole the hearts of many girls in their teens during the early 2000s.
TVXQ!'s second album, Rising Sun, paved the group's popularity in South Korean and Japanese markets.
Because of their huge fanbase, TVXQ! was able to fill Tokyo Dome to the brim, making them the first Korean act to ever perform in one of the famous landmarks in Japan.
Their song 'Mirotic' was an instant hit upon its release, placing the group in the top of 9 music programs.
In 2010, three of the five members left TVXQ!, turning the five-piece group into a duo.
Changmin and Yunho are still doing activities up to this year.
SS501 was a 5-piece K-Pop boy group under the DSP Media, home to some of the most significant first generation K-Pop groups like SECHSKIES and Fin.K.L.
They were considered a 'monster rookie' during their debut after winning several end-of-the-year music awards in 2005.
SS501 was even the first Korean act to receive the Newcomer Award in the Japanese Gold Disc Award.
Their hit songs include 'Love Ya,' 'UR MAN,' and 'Warning.'
SS501 disbanded in 2010 after all members decided not to renew their expiring contract with the company.
However, in 2020, two group members carried the name SS501 as they performed during the Chuseok festival alongside some 2nd generation K-Pop groups like T-Ara and Teen Top.
2PM is a group formed under JYP Entertainment and known for its acrobatic moves.
As the members went on several variety shows to promote the group, 2PM was later labeled as the 'beast-dols' (beast idols).
It was mainly due to their 'beastly' strength and physique.
Their hit songs include 'Again and Again,' 'Heartbeat,' and 'Hands Up.'
After four years of inactivity following the members' military enlistment, 2PM came back to the music scene as a whole group in June 2021 with the studio album Must.
From the group's name itself, 2AM is the sibling boy group of 2PM.
Unlike the other group's image, members of 2AM have a more innocent and softer image, and most of their music includes ballads.
7 years after their debut, three out of four members left JYP Entertainment, but it doesn't mean that the group has already disbanded.
In November 2021, 2AM finally came back as a full group with their fourth EP Ballad 21 F/W.
INFINITE is a boy group known for its excellent vocal range and synchronization.
Their hit tracks include 'Be Mine,' 'The Chaser,' 'Man in Love,' and 'Bad.'
What was once a seven-member group turned into a six-piece act in 2017 after Hoya left INFINITE.
Still, the group continued doing their promotions and released their third studio album Top Seedin 2018.
INFINITE went on an indefinite hiatus after the members started enlisting in the military.
B2ST (Beast) started as a six-member K-Pop boy group under Cube Entertainment.
They are widely known for songs such as 'Bad Girl,' 'Shock,' and 'Fiction.'
In 2016, one member permanently left the group while the other five left the company and re-branded as HIGHLIGHT.
HIGHLIGHT will even lose another member as Junhyung was involved in a scandal in 2019.
After four members finished their mandatory military service, HIGHLIGHT released its third EP in 2021 and its first studio album in 2022.
B1A4 had a unique concept during their debut, something different than what was usually done by boy groups during the 2nd generation in K-pop.
Instead of releasing several teasers about the members, B1A4 was rather introduced as webtoon characters.
Since the group's formation, B1A4 has released 4 Korean and 5 Japanese studio albums and seven EPs.
From five members, B1A4 currently has three members left to continue group activities.
F.T. Island is another Korean band that has been rocking with K-pop fans since 2007.
They are known for tracks like "Love Sick" and "Bad Woman."
F.T. Island released their sixth studio album in 2016 after going into an indefinite hiatus.
The members are currently serving in the military.
Teen Top debuted in 2010 as a six-piece act.
K-pop fans know the group for hit tracks like 'Going Crazy,' 'Miss Right,' and 'Rocking.'
Teen Top celebrated its 10th anniversary by releasing a 2020 version of its song 'To You.'
Like most second-generation K-pop boy group members, Teen Top is still serving in the military at this time.
MBLAQ is a group produced by the K-pop icon Rain.
They had such positive reception from the public that MBLAQ was dubbed as the 'next TVXQ!' upon their debut.
However, due to a lack of group activity and promotion, the group's popularity started to dwindle down.
MBLAQ had its last appearance as a group in 2015 before disappearing without any news of hiatus or disbandment.
ZE:A made its official debut in 2010 under the Star Empire Entertainment.
The group consists of 9 members and has released three studio albums, 4 single albums, and 4 EPs.
It has been seven years since ZE:A last made a comeback, making them the K-pop boy group with the longest hiatus in the Korean music scene.
But this does not mean that the members are nowhere to be found.
Two of ZE:A members, Park Hyung Sik and Im Si Wan, have become known drama actors, and one member, Kwang Hee, has been a staple in Korean variety shows.
Known as "self-producing idols," all of the members of SEVENTEEN, in one way or another, have been part of the creative process of producing the group's music.
The thirteen-member K-pop boy group consists of three sub-units: vocal, hip-hop, and dance sub-unit.
SEVENTEEN has already managed to put out 10 EPs and 3 full studio albums in just six years of activity.
SEVENTEEN is on its way to global domination after getting nominated for Billboards 2021 as Best Social Artist.
VIXX has the reputation of being the 'concept kings' in K-pop for its great musical concept in every comeback.
The group has produced tunes in everyone's K-pop playlist like "VOODOO DOLL" and "Chained Up."
VIXX only has five members now after Hongbin left Jellyfish Entertainment and the group altogether.
During the heyday of B.A.P, the group was considered the biggest rival of both EXO and BTS.
Fans of the three groups were even fighting against each other in year-end music award shows, pushing their favorite idols to win the best awards.
But the fall of B.A.P could be traced back to the lawsuit the group filed against TS Entertainment for unfair profit distribution and mistreatment.
The last group activity of B.A.P was still back in 2018 before all of the members left the company.
B.A.B.Y (fandom name) is still hoping for B.A.P to reunite again as there was no news of disbandment from the group or their previous entertainment agency.
Many K-pop fans consider BTOB to be one of the craziest and funniest boy groups of all time.
All members have been to many Korean variety shows and proved how witty they are regarding jokes.
Aside from that, BTOB is also known for its mesmerizing vocals on stage.
The group recently came back to the music scene as a full group after all members completed their military service with a studio album titled Be Together.
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