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The most prominent Kpop groups of the past 10 years according to Forbes Korea

Not only leading Kpop groups, but these names also have the highest position in the annual Forbes Korea Power Celebrity 40

In the past 10 years, there have been 5 K-pop groups that have risen to this position. , in which there are 3 female groups and 2 male groups. Let’s find out what these 5 excellent groups are, make sure they are not strangers to everyone.

Year 2013: SNSD

SNSD in 2013 can be said to be unmatched (Photo Naver)

Despite focusing more on the Jpop market at this time, SNSD still has I Got A Boy that is excellent and successful enough to claim their place in their home country. 2013 was the 6th year that SNSD was present in the Kpop music industry, their name was only going up at that time, and at the same time, there was no competitor that could compete with them. The final position that SNSD got in 2013 was 2nd place – behind the popular solo vocalist PSY.

2014: SNSD

SNSD has had great success in both Kpop and Jpop (Photo Naver)

In 2014, SNSD once again made fans happy because they continued to be the most powerful Kpop group of the year. The important thing is that they not only took the lead in the K-pop group, but also took first place overall. This is the 3rd time that SNSD has won first place overall after 2011 and 2012. In 2014, SNSD continued to operate in parallel in both Kpop and Jpop and both achieved great success, asserting their class. its nation.

Year 2015: EXO

EXO’s influence about 7 years ago was huge (Photo Naver)

From Overdose to Call Me Baby , EXO also built an empire of their own in the mid-2010s. Right now it’s true that SM is the dominant company of Kpop, when both their boy group and girl group were at the top of the Kpop music scene at that time. EXO’s No. 1 position in 2015 is a very honorable position, because that year in the Top 10 finalists were full of famous names like Kim Soo Hyun, Yuna Kim or Jun Ji Hyun. Whatever you say, EXO’s influence about 7 years ago is no joke.

2016: EXO

EXO has become the most powerful group for 2 years in a row (Photo Naver)

Like with SNSD seniors, EXO has another 2nd year in a row becoming the most powerful Kpop group of the year. The ranking that EXO has this year is also the highest overall in the respect and admiration of everyone. If I remember correctly, in addition to successful comebacks, EXO also toured very hard and debuted the unit EXO-CBX to increase the members’ reputation. Unfortunately, 2016 is also the last year of dominating SM groups on Forbes Korea Power Celebrity 40.

2017: TWICE

TWICE confirmed their position thanks to successful songs (Photo Naver)

By the time they became the most powerful Kpop group of the year, TWICE had only debuted for 2 years. However, during that time, the 9 JYP girls quickly established their position with a series of successful songs such as TT, Knock Knock or Signal . TWICE ranked first in the Kpop group and ranked third overall, surpassing both popular boy groups at that time, EXO and BTS. This achievement is also the best achievement that TWICE has ever had on Forbes Korea Power Celebrity 40 up to this point.

2018: BTS

BTS has gone from a small company group to the most powerful K-pop group of the year (Photo Naver)

With the resounding successes of DNA or Fake Love , BTS has finally got the highest position that they and the fans expect. After many difficulties and hardships, BTS has gone from a small company group to the most powerful Kpop group of the year. BTS’s achievements are even more admirable when they also became the most famous and powerful names in the Korean entertainment industry that year. This is only the first time that BTS has done this, but there are many more times to find out.

2019: BLACKPINK

BLACKPINK rose to become the most famous K-pop girl group in the international market thanks to their comeback with Kill This Love (Photo Naver)

The YG girl group has started to gain international fame since 2019 and this is also the year that they became the most powerful K-pop girl group. One of the highlights of BLACKPINK in 2019 besides their comeback with Kill This Love is definitely their performance at Coachella. Performance at the world’s largest music festival has helped BLACKPINK spread its fame on a global level and become the most popular K-pop girl group in the international market.

2020 – 2021 – 2022: BTS

TS’s fame and achievements have reached a global level, not just confined to Korea or Asia (Photo Naver)

Whether they like it or not, the audience can hardly deny the success they have today. BTS’s fame and achievements have reached a global level, not just confined to Korea or Asia. So, on Forbes Korea Power Celebrity 40 of the past 3 years, without announcing it, fans can already guess that BTS will win No. 1. They are also the star that has topped this chart the most since it was born in 2009 with 4 “claims” in all. At this rate, the number 4 will not be the last number where BTS topped the Forbes Korea Power Celebrity 40.

Looking at the overall ranking of Kpop groups on Forbes Korea Power Celebrity 40 over the past 10 years, it can be seen that idols also occupy an important position in the Korean entertainment industry. What do you think about the groups that have won the most powerful title in Kpop in the past 10 years? Don’t forget to leave your comments in the comments section, which is located right below this article.

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