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Unless you've been living without wifi, television, or any access to the world at large for the past several years, you probably have at least dabbled in the world of K-Pop by now.

K-Pop, simply put, is Korean pop music. But in reality, it's so much more than that. It's an art form, a spectacle, a phenomenon, and a multi-billion dollar industry. K-Pop groups eat, sleep, and breathe their craft, dancing more skillfully than just about any western group and releasing pop songs so catchy that you don't need to speak Korean to get the words stuck in your head. But with so many K-Pop groups out there, is it possible to say which group is the absolute best? Well, we'll leave that up to you. Vote below for your favorite K-Pop group!


EXO is made up of nine members: Xiumin, Suho, Lay, Baekhyun, Chen, Chanyeol, D.O., Kai and Sehun. SM Entertainment formed EXO in 2011 and debuted in 2012. Their music is a mix of hip-hop, rap, EDM, and R&B, and they release music in Korean, Mandarin, and Japanese.


This incredible South Korean girl group was formed by YG Entertainment, debuting in 2016 with single album Square One, which included "Whistle," their first number one hit. The group is comprised of Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa.


Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook form perhaps the most popular K-Pop group: Bangtan Boys AKA BTS. This 7 member group formed in Seoul in 2013, and have since gone on to help popularize K-Pop across the world.


MONSTA X is composed of seven members: Shownu, Wonho, Minhyuk, Kihyun, Hyungwon, Joohoney[2], and I.M.

From South Korea and assembled by Starship Entertainment, the boy band was formed through the 2015 reality show No.Mercy.


This group of talented musicians was formed in South Korea by JYP Entertainment through the 2015 reality show Sixteen. The nine members of the group are Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Momo, Sana, Jihyo, Mina, Dahyun, Chaeyoung, and Tzuyu. The group debuted on October 20, 2015, with The Story Begins.


This duo, whose name stands for Tong Vfang Xien Qi, is comprised of U-Know Yunho and Max Changmin. They offer a wide multicultural appeal, releasing songs in many different languages. They are known as Tohoshinki for their Japanese releases, and are sometimes referred to as DBSK, an abbreviation of their Korean name Dong Bang Shin Ki which roughly translates to "Rising Gods of the East."


Got7 is a South Korean boy band formed by JYP Entertainment, composed of JB, Mark, Jackson, Jinyoung, Youngjae, BamBam, and Yugyeom. They've been around since January 2014 when they released their first EP, Got It? They're known for their incredible stage performances which incorporate martial arts.


Members of this boy band—which debuted in 2015 with Pledis Entertainment—are Woozi, Wonwoo, Vernon, Mingyu, Jun, Hoshi, The8, Joshua, Jeonghan, Dino, S.Coups, and Seungkwan. This group is known for self-producing, as many of the members are actively involved in songwriting, choreographing, and producing their own work.


Tomorrow X Together (TXT) is a South Korean boy band formed by Big Hit Entertainment. The group consists of 5 members: Yeonjun, Soobin, Beomgyu, Taehyun, and Huening Kai.

Frozen fever is in full effect, and absolutely nobody is safe -- not even the K-pop world. The signature song from the Disney blockbuster, "Let It Go," performed by Idina Menzel, enters South Korea's official singles chart at No. 1 this week, while a second version of the song rises to No. 4. Additionally, the Demi Lovato version is also charting at No. 54.

Apparently, this is the first time in the history of the Gaon chart that a foreign, English-language song has topped the charts. The vast majority of all the music that charts in Korea is Korean, so it's rare for foreign songs to even crack the top 100, let alone reach No. 1, so this is a HUGE achievement for Frozen.

Last week's No. 1 single, Hyorin's "Hello," falls one spot to No. 2, while Ga-In's comeback track, "Fxxk U," enters at No. 3. This makes "Fxxk U" Ga-In's fifth top three single as a lead artist, further solidifying her status as one of K-pop's top female soloists.

Girl's Day's "Something" holds strong at No. 6, while Rain's sleeper hit, "La Song," rises one spot to No. 8. Both songs have shown a lot of longevity, which can also be said for AOA's "Miniskirt," which climbs one spot this week for a new peak of No. 11.

SPICA's "You Don't Love Me" debuts at No. 16 to become the second highest-charting song of their career so far ("Tonight" reached at No. 10 last year), while TVXQ's sassy "Something" slips to No. 17.

Sunny Hill's "Don't Say Anything" manages to rise ten spots to No. 24, but the increase isn't enough to save it from being the group's lowest-charting single since relaunching in 2011 with "Midnight Circus."

Both Rainbow Blaxx and Dal Shabet fall five spots each this week: "Cha Cha" is down to No. 25, while Dal's "B.B.B." slips to No. 32.

Check out this week's new K-pop hits, below!

No. 1. Idina Menzel - Let It Go

No. 3. Ga-In - Fxxk U

No. 11. AOA - Miniskirt

No. 16. SPICA - You Don't love Me

No. 24. Sunny Hill - Don't Say Anything

SM Entertainment --easily the biggest entertainment agency in K-pop-- has revealed some pretty exciting plans for 2014. The good news comes from a leaked document from the head of SM's production department, which mention's a handful of comebacks and surprises scheduled for this year.

  • TVXQ's 'Tense' repackage album will be released February 17
  • Girls' Generation will release a new album
  • EXO are set for a comeback
  • Super Junior have been preparing for their comeback since the beginning of the year and will return with a completely new image
  • The Teddy Riley writing camp is currently working on f(x)'s new single
  • There are two projects coming up that will surprise people (one of them probably being the Key/Woohyun unit that was recently announced)

There was no mention of SHINee, but considering that SHINee already made three huge comebacks in 2013, that's no surprise. As for f(x)'s comeback, we can only home that SM promotes them properly this time, instead of burying them underneath EXO like they did last year.

Which new SM Entertainment release are you looking forward to the most?

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Gary, who is one half of Korean hip-hop duo LeeSsang, is the big winner on this week's Gaon chart. His first solo single, "Shower Later," easily slides in at No. 1, dethroning last week's chart topper, Ailee's "Singing Got Better," which slips to No. 3. Meanwhile, Gary's other solo single, "ZOTTO MOLO," enters at No. 5, giving the rapper two top five hits.

B1A4 also has a lot to celebrate this week, with their comeback single, "Lonely," debuting at No. 2 -- their highest position yet. Unfortunately, the boy band's currently under suspicion of buying back their own albums so they could secure a first place win on Korea's main music programs over Girl's Day and TVXQ, so the celebration's short lived.

Speaking of Girl's Day and TVXQ, both are still going strong with their respective new singles of the same name, "Something." Girl's Day's at No. 4 this week, while TVXQ's down to No. 8.

A Pink, who are already well on their way to becoming K-pop's next top girl group, have another hit to add to their growing discography with "Good Morning Baby," which debuts at No. 6. Not bad for a random digital single that isn't even being officially promoted!

Rain continues to show some staying power, with his single, "La Song," remaining at No. 10 for another week. Although his comeback album has underperformed compared to his previous ones, he's still doing good by general K-pop standards.

Further down is AOA's "Miniskirt," which slides in at No. 18. It's the group's first top twenty hit and it's still performing well on Korea's various digital charts, so it probably won't be a one-week-wonder like many of Nine Muses songs are.

Rounding out the top twenty is Dal Shabet's "B.B.B. (Big Baby Baby) at No. 20. It's down four places from last week, but this is still pretty good for them.

Check out this week's key K-pop hits, below!

No. 1. Gary - Shower Later

No.2. B1A4 - Lonely

No. 5. Gary - ZOTTO MOLO

No. 6. A Pink - Good Morning Baby

No. 18. AOA - Miniskirt

Ailee's recent nude photo scandal clearly hasn't hurt the 24-year-old's career, with her new single, "Singing Got Better," debuting at No. 1 on this weeks Gaon chart. It's her third chart-topper following last year's "U&I" and "Shower of Tears" with Baechigi.

However, "Singing Got Better" was actually this close to being pipped at the post by Girl's Day's "Something," which jumps four spots to No. 2. The points difference between the two songs was incredibly small, but in the end Ailee won out -- barely. Girl's Day won't be too upset, though, because "Something" is now their highest-charting single yet. Their previous best was "Twinkle Twinkle" and "Female President," both of which peaked at No. 5.

In more good news, K-pop kings TVXQ just scored their biggest hit in years with their new single, "Something." The jazzy throwback debuts at No. 4, making it the group's highest-charting song since relaunching as a duo back in early 2011.

Rain receives a second-week boost with his double comeback tracks, "La Song" and "30 Sexy," which rocket up to No. 10 and No. 12, respectively. They're still low positions by Rain's standards, but at least this is good enough to say that he didn't totally flop.

Further down, Dal Shabet debuts at No. 16 with "B.B.B. (Big Baby Baby)" -- two spots lower than what their last single, "Be Ambitious," reached. The girls have been trapped in the top twenty since they debuted back in 2011, unable to find that one special song and concept that will take them to the next level.

Check out this week's key K-pop hits below.

No. 1. Ailee - Singing Got Better

No. 2. Girl's Day - Something

No. 4. TVXQ - Something

No. 10. Rain - La Song

No. 16. Dal Shabet - B.B.B. (Big Baby Baby)

There's already been a few huge releases in K-pop this year, and the unlikely victor in the K-pop battle appears to be Girl's Day. The foursome's new single, "Something," is still top five on the Instiz iChart and No. 2 on Melon's real-time chart more than a week after its release. This puts it just ahead of its closest competition, Ailee's "Singing Got Better," as well as higher than TVXQ's "Something," and miles in front of Rain's double comeback tracks, "30 Sexy" and "La Song."

The girls already trumped Rain on the Gaon chart, debuting at No. 6 with "Something," while "La Song" entered at No. 19 and "30 Sexy" followed at No. 22 -- making Rain's new tunes the lowest-charting of his career.

With Girl's Day toppling some of the fiercest competition in K-pop this month, it looks like the winning streak they started with last year's surprise hit, "Expectation," isn't going to die down any time soon.