List of South Korean idol groups

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The following is a list of South Korean teen idol musical bands. This includes a list of boy bands and girl groups.



Name Hangul/Hanja Number of members Leader Gender Agency/Entertainment Fanclub name / Official color Disbanded Notes
EvoL 5 Female Brand New Stardom Entertainment Upcoming female version of Block B produced by Cho PD.
Spica 5 Jiwon Female B2M Entertainment Jiwon is a former member of Five Girls and T-ara and is also an actress. Narae was one of the Top 10 contestants in the first season of Superstar K.
BT-swing 4 Xing Na Female Nanda M Company Member Kim Seul Mi is formerly a member of 3-member-girl-group, EI-YO under Hwiad Entertainment. Previously, labelmate B2LADY's Siwoo was preparing to debut with BT-swing but decided to leave the group and stayed with B2LADY instead.
CHAOS 5 Heejae Male Winning InSight Entertainment CHAOTIC Debuting under the same company as Norazo and Piggy Dolls; debuting simultaneously in both Korea and Japan.
Six Bomb 5 Hyejin Female Jang Entertainment Member Subin is known as SNSD's Yoona's best friend since elementary school. Member Hyejin, who is also the leader of the group, is said to be an exceptional rapper. The eldest member, Nabi, will be the main vocalist while Subin has been the recent hot topic because of her friendship with SNSD's YoonA and for being Moon Geun Young's doppelganger. Euihyun was raised under a musical family and the maknae, Jiwoo is also known to be skilled musicians. 

Rapper Dok2's older brother Mr. Gordo was in charge of creating the girls' debut track. "Chiki Chiki Bomb" will be released in late January.
E-7 이세븐 7 Male Excellent Entertainment
Viva Girls 브이바걸스 5 Female Media Line Was originally supposed to debut in 2011, however, the original line-up all left and went to different companies.
EXID 6 Female AB Entertainment Produced by Shinsadong Tiger
B.A.P. 비에이피 6 Yong Guk Male TS Entertainment Confirmed members are Bang Yong Guk, Zelo and Kim Him Chan. Bang Yong Guk first appeared as a featured rapper on the song "Going Crazy" by labelmate Song Jieun. Bang Yong Guk & Zelo were first in a subunit called Bang & Zelo and released their debut single "Never Give Up". Himchan was an MC on MTV's The Show.
Rainbow Pixie 3 Seungah Female DSP Media Comprised of three members from Rainbow: SeungAh, Jisook and Hyunyoung
EXO 12 Male SM Entertainment SM's newest boy band, with Korean and Chinese members. The group will be promoting in two units at the same time - EXO-K (Korean) and EXO-M (Mandarin). Two teaser videos were released by SM Entertainment introducing members Kai and Lu Han. Other members will be revealed in the similar format.
Pledis Boys 7 Male Pledis Entertainment Pledis' upcoming male group.


Name Hangul/Hanja Number of members Leader Gender Agency/Entertainment Fanclub name / Official color Disbanded Notes
M.E.N 엠이엔 5 Male Unknown 5-member boy band who debuted exclusively in Japan. Composed of former members of Battle, Typhoon, and A'st1, as well as actor Im Youngpil of Sungkyunkwan Scandal, and Yoon Gwangsun.
Bang & Zelo 방용국 & 젤로 2 - Male TS Entertainment A sub-unit group of TS Entertainment's new boy group B.A.P. that is scheduled to debut in 2012. Secret's Hyosung appeared on the MV of their debut single "Never Give Up".
Trouble Maker 트러블 메이커 2 - Mixed Cube Entertainment Consists of Hyuna from 4Minute and Hyunseung from BEAST
Phantom 팬텀 3 Kiggen Male Brand New Music Hip-hop trio
New F.O. 뉴에프오 5 JN Female EnterArts Global Stands for New Female Order. Group created by 6theory and EnterArts Global. Member Dana is the sister of Mino from BoM. JN (Jisun) is a former member of Girl's Day. Recognized as the female "Infinite".[1]
AXIZ 엑시즈 5 Junhyung Mixed Universal Music Rock band composed of 4 males and 1 female
Woman Power 우먼파워 3 Suki Female Nextar Entertainment A project group composed of three members who were solo artists. Kim Greem and Lee Boram were both finalists on Superstar K2.
TAKEN 테이큰 6 Seongwon Male Again45 Entertainment Self-managed and self-promoted; it is noted also that the group came up with the concept and sound for their debut single 'Young Boy'.
AA 더블에이 5 Woosang Male Wellmade STAR M
Clinah 클리나 4 Han Yuna Female Dino Entertainment Female rock band.
WE 4 Macho Mixed Ent 102 R&B and hip-hop Group created by DJ D.O.C. member, Kim Chan Ryul. Lead Vocalist, Kang Han, was a former member of boy band, Black Beat from SM Entertainment. Mandu help choreographed for Wheesung, Se7en, Taeyang, SS501 and SHINee.
MYNAME 마이네임 5 Gunwoo Male H2 Media NAMETAG 5-member boy band created by Fly To The Sky member Hwanhee. Seyong appeared in the KBS drama "I Believe in Love/My Love, My Family" and was also a former JYP Entertainment trainee, while Insoo was a former Superstar K2 contestant.
BoyZ 보이즈 5 Male VIP Entertainment Originally named VIP.
M.I.B 엠아이비 4 5Zic Male Jungle Entertainment Busters Said to debut with the most expensive debut album to date of USD $1.7Million. Members' solo MVs were released one by one leading to the debut of the group's MV.
C-Real 씨리얼 5 Chemi Female NAP Entertainment Member Re Dee previously appeared on MBC's "Birth of a Great Star". Their music video for their debut single "NO NO NO NO NO" starred Thunder from MBLAQ as the male lead.
M.Peror 엠퍼러 6 Kangon Male Fly Music Entertainment
N:SONIC 엔소닉 5 J.Heart Male LOEN Entertainment
ESQ 이에스큐 5 K9 Male Avance Entertainment 5-member "international" boy band with members of various ethnicities. Member Kyungmin almost became a trainee with JYP Entertainment, while leader K9 passed auditions with SM Entertainment but soon left afterwards. Member Kyle auditioned for Cube Entertainment back in 2011 and before that worked as a model in Japan briefly.
April Kiss 에이프릴키스 6 Soomin Female Andy Bros.
Sweet Revenge 스윗 리벤지 4 Kim Soyoung Female Unknown Female rock band from Hongdae, Seoul. Is nicknamed the "SNSD of Hongdae" due to Kim Soyoung's resemblance to Girls' Generation leader Taeyeon.
BB.Boys 비비보이즈 3 Taehee Male CJ E&M Debut track "We Will Be Okay" features Cube Entertainment singer G.NA.
Stellar 스텔라 4 - Female Top Class Entertainment Produced by Eric Mun of Shinhwa. Member Ga Young is also an actress. First single "Rocket Girl" features Shinhwa's Eric Mun.
Swing Girls 스윙걸즈 5 Seon In Female Unknown "D-Cup girl group"
Chocolat 쇼콜라 5 Min Soa Female Paramount Music Chocoholic Some of the members are of mixed ethnicities.
Super 8 Bit 슈퍼에이트빗 3 - Female Evans Music Punk rock trio. Previously toured Japan under the name "Shorty Cat".
Elizabeth 엘리자베스 2 S-Cat Female South Park Pictures "Korea's Lady Gaga"
Twi-Light 트와이라이트 7 Minyoung Male TGN Entertainment Some of the members were a part of 20-member boy band, 20star.
AS RED 애프터 스쿨 레드 4 Kahi Female Pledis Entertainment Play Girlz / Yellow After School's project group composed of members Kahi, Jung Ah, UEE and Nana.
AS BLUE 애프터 스쿨 블루 4 Jooyeon Female Pledis Entertainment Play Girlz / Yellow After School's project group composed of members Jooyeon, Raina, Lizzy and E-young.
HITT 히트 6 Hayong Male Sony Music Has received praise from pianist Yiruma and vocal group 4Men.
BoM 비오엠 4 Sechang Male Y2Y Contents Raewon released two digital singles in 2010 and is known for having served in the army at the Blue House under the presidencies of the late Roh Moo-hyun and Lee Myung-bak. Yua had an acting experience in KBS's "Dream High" and Sechang was a child actor. Tagoon formerly trained with Block B. In November 2011, Raewon left the group for personal reasons and Jisoo was added.
M&D 2 Heechul Male SM Entertainment none 2011 SM's project group composed of Super Junior's Heechul and TRAX's Jungmo. Heechul announced M&D's disbandment on July 2011.
FIX 픽스 5 Noori Male Groove Entertainment Revealed through drama 'Big Heat' back in June. Member Oh Song released a solo single and was a previous member of Sponge Band; member Jungwook was a former member of Vanhaja, and is also the cousin of Super Junior member Ryeowook. Although an OST has been released, they are going to debut in 2012 formally.
Eye To Eye 아이투아이 3 Female Unknown
BGH to 비지에이치투 3 Female Unknown First single features T-ara's Ham Eun-jeong.
Carcaro Girl 카카오걸 6 Female Unknown
N-Train 엔 트레인 5 Jungkyun Male MediaLine Entertainment
Swincle 스윙클 5 Jisoo Female Kant Entertainment Jisoo was a former trainee of DSP Entertainment and was going to debut with Rainbow
Boyfriend 보이프렌드 6 Donghyun Male Starship Entertainment Best Friend / N/A Has identical twins, the twins are former trainees of JYP Entertainment. Their debut single 'Boyfriend' starred Bora from Sistar.
Blady 블레이디 4 Da Rae Female SY6 Entertainment Hi Ade
SISTAR19 씨스타19 2 Hyorin Female Starship Entertainment Star1 / Fuschia Sistar's sub group. Composed of Hyorin and Bora.
SpinEL 스피넬 2 Spin Female JOIN.S Entertainment Acoustic Guitarist Girl Duo
Ei-Yo 에이요 2 Female HWIAD Entertainment Member Kim Seul Mi left the group sometime before the end of 2011 and will now re-debut in upcoming Nanda M Company group BT-swing.
X-5 엑스파이브 5 Ghun Male Open World Entertainment N/A / N/A Known as "Tall-dols" which means Tall Idols. Their average height is 187cm. Zin and Sulhu are former members of XING.
B1A4 비원에이포 5 Jinyoung Male WM Entertainment BANA / N/A Nicknamed "Country-dols" because all their members are from the South Korean countryside.
A Pink 에이핑크 7 Chorong Female A Cube Entertainment Pink Panda / N/A Naeun was featured in Beast's "Breath" and "Beautiful" music videos. Chorong was featured in Beast's "Shock" music video.
Block B 블락비 7 Zico Male Brand New Stardom Entertainment BBC (Block B Club) / Purple Zico is a former SM trainee and was originally supposed to debut with SHINee. Jaehyo trained with Beast and B-Bomb trained with Infinite. They have written over 120 songs by themselves before their debut
Brave Girls 브레이브 걸스 5 Eun Young Female Brave Entertainment FEARLESS/ N/A Produced by famous South Korean producer Brave Brothers.
RaNia 라니아 7 Saem Female DR Music RANIAN Has members from Korea, Japan, China, and Thailand; pre-debut nickname was 'the 3rd Baby VOX'. Formerly produced by Teddy Riley.
A-Peace 에이피스 21 Yoo Dongho Male Golden Goose Entertainment Largest boy band to debut in 2011. Originally was going to be named, Double B/21. Composed of three teams of seven.
Leader'S 리더스 24 Cindy Female TGN Entertainment Debuted as a 7-member unit group. Consists of 3 groups of 8, having a total of 24 members.
INY 아이니 3 - Female unknown
CHI CHI 치치 5 Semi Female Yedang Entertainment Housetronic Originally a 7-member group. Nara, Peach and Ji-U withdrew from the group. Shine was added. Their name is an acronym for "Creative House Idols".
Bella 벨라 3 Lucy Female Apple Entertainment
G.IAM 지아이엠 5 A-TOM Male Red Apple Entertainment Debuted under Gepetto Theater Entertainment originally.
Coin Jackson 코인 잭슨 6 Mari Female PPP Entertainment 2011 A six member hip hop A Capella group. It has been reported that after their first release that the members have gone their separate ways and one member even debuted solo later the same year.
HARASORA 하라소라 2 - Female South Park Pictures
LA.G 라지 5 Female InterVidi Entertainment Classical girl group
BBAN 비비안 3 Han Ok Female Victory J Entertainment
5dolls 파이브돌스 5 Soomi Female Core Contents Media They are the female sub-group of Co-Ed School. They debuted after SeeYa finished promotions of their final album in 2011.
Piggy Dolls 피기돌스 3 Minsun Female Winning InSight Entertainment Known for their significantly large size during debut, but lost a lot of weight afterwards.
Dal Shabet 달샤벳 6 Viki Female Happy Face Entertainment Darling / N/A Produced by E-Tribe.


Name Hangul/Hanja Number of members Leader Gender Agency/Entertainment Fanclub name / Official color Disbanded Notes
GD & TOP 2 - Male YG Entertainment Big Bang's duo unit composed of leader/rapper G-Dragon and rapper T.O.P. The sub-unit was created in preparation to Big Bang's 4th EP.
S.M. The Ballad 4 - Male SM Entertainment Balladears / N/A Composed of TRAX's Jay, Super Junior's Kyuhyun, SHINee's Jonghyun and rookie singer Jino. They are described as their label's Vocal Unit Group.
Homme 옴므 2 - Male JYP Entertainment
Big Hit Entertainment
Collaboration group between 8eight's Hyun and 2AM's Changmin
Rubber Duckie 러버더키 3 Baemi Female Unknown
Soul Harmony 소울 하모니 2 - Mixed Unknown Member Gayeon suffers of a sleeping disorder that every time she sits down, she falls asleep. She also formed part of R&B duo Club Soul
Electro Boyz 일렉트로 보이즈 3 Maboos Male Brave Entertainment Hip-hop group. Debuted as a duo. In 2011, Chakhun was added to form a 3-member group.
The Boss 대국남아
5 Mika Male Open World Entertainment N/A / Pearl Terracotta All members were former members of boy band, Xing. Promotes primarily in Japan.
JYJ 3 - Male C-JeS Entertainment Orion / N/A Formed by the three members of TVXQ who left the group due to contract disagreement with their former company.
ZE:A 제국의아이들 9 Moon Jun Young Male Star Empire Entertainment ZE:A'S (ZE:A Style) / Pearl Gold Their name means "Children of Empire".
F.Cuz 포커즈 5 Jin On Male CAN Entertainment Runway / N/A Originally a 4-member group. Main vocalist LeeU withdrew from the group in May 2011. Their name is pronounced "Focus".
SISTAR 씨스타 4 Hyorin Female Starship Entertainment Star1 / Fuschia Member Soyu was a candidate member for 4minute
Young Gun 영건 3 Male 굿펠라즈 Ballad Trio. Debut Single's MV starring JiYeon of T-ara.
INFINITE 인피니트 7 Sungkyu Male Woollim Entertainment Inspirit / N/A Sungkyu, Woohyun, L, and Sungjong were featured in Epik High's "Run" music video. Known for their impeccable synchronization while dancing. They are also known as "trend idols."
Teen Top 틴탑 6 C.A.P Male T.O.P Media Angel / Pearl Light Lavender Created by Andy Lee of Shinhwa.
LED Apple 레드애플 6 Youngjun Male Startory Entertainment LEDA / N/A Debuted as a 5-member group. ChiHoon left the group before debut due to differences in music styles. I-OH left the group due to illness. Seunghyun and Minyong left the group after debut promotions and Kyumin, Jaehoon, and Hyosuk were added. In November 2011, Jaehoon left the group and KeonU and Hanbyul were added.
Girl's Day 걸스데이 5 Sojin Female Dream Tea Entertainment Dai5y (Daisy) / N/A Jisun and Ji-in withdrew; Yura and Hyeri were added.
miss A 미쓰에이 4 - Female JYP Entertainment
J.Tune Entertainment
Say A / N/A Four member Korean and Chinese group.
Nine Muses 나인뮤지스 8 Sera Female Star Empire Entertainment Model-Idols. Shortly after debut, Jaekyung withdrew from the group and Hyuna was added. Rana and Bini went on hiatus to concentrate on modeling and acting. In mid-2011, Rana and Bini officially withdrew from the group to focus on an acting career. In November 2011, Kyungri joined the group.
Dalmatian 달마시안 6 Inati Male IS Entermedia Group Dalmate / N/A Simon left before the group's original debut. DayDay used to be a rap teacher for JYP Ent. and trained artists such as 2PM, Wonder Girls, SISTAR and Secret. Before debut Daniel appeared in UCC videos with B2ST/BEAST's Yoseob and in December 2010 the two released a song titled "First Snow First Kiss." Dari enlisted in the military on the 25th of April, 2010.
Co-Ed School 남녀공학
11 Soomi Mixed Core Contents Media Classmates / N/A Soomi left SeeYa to join Co-Ed School. Chanmi was a trainee for the group that became Girls' Generation. Seo Eun Gyo (former JYP trainee) joined in late 2010 but first debuted in sub-unit group, 5dolls. In 2011, Shin Jong Kook (finalist on Superstar K3) was added and Kangho withdrew from the group to focus on an acting career.
F1rst 퍼스트 7 Sul-hee Mixed K-Yen Media Originally an 8-member group made up of four girls and four boys, but in 2011, HayJ, Lina, and Ray left the group and Minkyung and Doa were added. Some are former models.
One Way 원웨이 3 Michael Male Unknown One Love / N/A Hip-hop trio
VNT 브이엔티 2 Tina Female Media Line None 2011 Debuted as a 3-member group. All members were born in the year 1992, hence their group name VNT: Voice of Ninety Two; member Lil J withdrew from the group in 2011; recent news has hinted that VNT disbanded following Lil J's departure.
TOUCH 터치 5 Han Jun Male YYJ Entertainment "The Original Undeniable Charismatic Homme"
Orange Caramel 오렌지 카라멜 3 Raina Female Pledis Entertainment Composed of the third generation members of After School, Raina, Nana and Lizzy.
Chocolate 초콜릿 5 Bom Female H Line Entertainment None 2010 Disbanded not long after debut due to scandal that broke out about H Line.
GP Basic 지피 베이직 6 Leah Female GP Entertainment Basically / Purple The 2nd youngest girl group to debut. In 2011, Hannah left the group and Mui was added.
Girl Story 걸스토리 4 - Female Ants Star Company The youngest girl group to debut in 2010.
Vanilla Lucy 바닐라루시 3 - Female HM Entertainment Instrumental girl group; member Bae Da Hae left the group in 2010
20star 20스타 20 A-Run Male TGN Entertainment None 2010 20-member boy band, never debuted.
Girl2School 걸2스쿨 6 - Female LP Entertainment Rotating rookie girl group. Originally a 14 member group.
Bebe Mignon 베베 미뇽 3 Hae-Geum Female Wayihu Enterprise Ballad group.



Name Hangul/Hanja Number of members Leader Gender Agency/Entertainment Fanclub name / Official color Disbanded Notes
Shu i 슈아이 5 In Seok Male 미디어 Was-i / Purple Mainly focuses their activities in Japan after 2009.
December 디셈버 2 - Male CS Happy Ballad duo
Jewelry S 쥬얼리 S 2 - Female Star Empire Entertainment Jewelry Box / Pearl Blue First created with Baby J and Eunjung. 2011 iteration features Semi and Yewon.
Rainbow 레인보우 7 Kim Jaekyung Female DSP Media Rain-nous / N/A Lee Joo Bin, Min Ji Hye & Jang Ji Soo left before debut.
Secret 시크릿 4 Hyo Sung Female TS Entertainment SECRETTIME Hyosung was a member of Five Girls before joining Secret. Jieun and Sunhwa were former JYP trainees. Jieun had a solo career prior to joining Secret singing in various OST's and releasing her debut single "Yesterday" while in their debut period. And Zinger attended the same dance school with 2NE1's CL and Wonder Girl's Sunye.
JQT 제이큐티 4 Min Jeong Female GP Entertainment Some members were former members of disbanded group I-13. On September 2011, Min Sun withdrew from the group and was replaced by Jin Kyung. Currently in the process of debuting in the United States.
Beast/B2ST 비스트 6 Doo Joon Male Cube Entertainment B2UTY (Beauty) / Dark Gray Hyunseung was originally supposed to debut in Big Bang. Junhyung was formerly known as "Poppin' Dragon" in Xing. Kikwang was formerly a solo artist called "AJ". Doo Joon trained with the group that split up into 2AM and 2PM. Yoseob and Dongwoon were also originally JYP trainees.
CNBLUE 씨엔블루 4 Jung Yong Hwa Male FNC Music Boice / Blue Korean indie band. Their debut album placed no. 1 on Music Charts. Started as a rookie band in Japan. Kwon Kwangjin left the group in 2009 and Lee Jungshin was added. Leader Yonghwa is also noted for his roles in You're Beautiful and Heartstrings
MBLAQ 엠블랙 5 Seungho Male J.Tune Camp A+ / Pearl Chocolate Created by Korean entertainer Rain. Kim Sangbae left before debut and was replaced by Thunder.
f(x) 에프엑스 5 Victoria Song Female SM Entertainment N/A / Pearl Light Periwinkle Member Krystal Jung is the younger sister of SNSD's Jessica.
T-ara 티아라 7 Soyeon Female Core Contents Media Diadem / White Originally a 5 member group but Ji-ae and Jiwon withdrew before debut and Boram, Qri, and Soyeon were added. In 2010, Hwayoung joined the group. The group is constantly changing leaders in order for each member to have a sense of responsibility within the group. Main Vocalist Soyeon is the newest leader.
4minute 포미닛 5 Nam Ji Hyun Female Cube Entertainment 4Nia / Pearl Violet Member HyunA was originally a member of the Wonder Girls but left due to health reasons.
2NE1 투애니원 4 CL Female YG Entertainment Blackjack / Hot Pink Sandara Park was originally a singer/actor in the Philippines, CL & Park Bom collaborated with numerous YG artists before debuting with 2NE1, and Minzy is the granddaughter of a legendary korean folk dancer. Officially debuted in a collaboration with Big Bang. Crowned as 2011 Best New Band by MTV Iggy.
10cm 십센치 2 - Male Unknown Acoustic duo
Jumper 점퍼 5 Park Dongmin Male T.O.P Media Debuted as a duo; 3 members to be added to form a 5-member group
After School 애프터 스쿨 8 Kahi Female Pledis Entertainment Play Girlz (Boyz) / Yellow Debuted as a 5 member group. Uee was added in April 2009. Later Soyoung dropped out in October and Raina and Nana joined. Lizzy was added to the group in March 2010. E-Young joined the group in December 2010. In July 2011, Bekah graduated from After School to pursue her dreams of becoming a designer.
B2Y 비투와이 4 Han Yeon Mixed 2B Entertainment 2011 The original band was formed by two girls and two boys. In late 2010, the original members would leave the band due to legal and other reasons.
Lady Collection 레이디컬렉션 3 - Female Unknown
HAM 3 Miyu Female Leeyeon Entertainment Now promoting as a trio.
Brand New Day 브랜뉴데이 3 - Female Castle J Enterprise


Name Hangul/Hanja Number of members Leader Gender Agency/Entertainment Fanclub name / Official color Disbanded Notes
SMASH 스매시 6 Nam Hyun Male TN Entertainment smaSHE / N/A Debuted in Japan first.
U-KISS 유키스 7 SooHyun Male NH Media Kiss Me / Pearl Pink Debuted as a 6-member group. In 2009, Ki Seop was added. In 2011, Ki Bum and Alexander left the group because their contracts were canceled and AJ and Hoon were added.
DNT 디엔티 4 Moon Jun Yong Male Orange Entertainment DAY / Chocolate In 2009, Chiho left for military duties, he was replaced by Dongwook. In 2010, Taegu left for military duties, too. Min and Karin were added. Min withdrew after a month and was replaced by Jungjo. In 2011, Dongwook and Karin left for military duties and Chiho returned to the group.
Mighty Mouth 마이티 마우스 2 Sang Chu Male 101 Entertainment Their albums feature many other singers.
A'st1 에이스타일 6 Park Jung Jin Male DSP Media Eunice / Pearl Purple 2009
2PM 투피엠 6 Junsu Male JYP Entertainment Hottest / Metallic Gray In early 2010, leader Jay Park withdrew from the group. Originally part of "One Day" with 2AM until they split and formed two separate groups.
2AM 투에이엠 4 Jo Kwon Male JYP Entertainment
Big Hit Entertainment
I AM / Metallic Gray Ballad group, originally part of "One Day" with 2PM until they formed two separate groups. Member Changmin also collaborates with 8Eight's Lee Hyun in the group "Homme".
SHINee 샤이니 5 Onew Male SM Entertainment Shawol (SHINee World) / Pearlescent Sky Blue (Pearl Aqua) Woo Jiho left before debut and was replaced by Choi Minho.
Davichi 다비치 2 Lee Haeri Female Core Contents Media Girls High / N/A Known for their excellent vocal talent and frequently collaborates with many other artists.


Name Hangul/Hanja Number of members Leader Gender Agency/Entertainment Fanclub name / Official color Disbanded Notes
Sunny Hill 써니힐 5 Jang Hyun Mixed LOEN Entertainment HːLLЁR / Sunshine Yellow Debuted as a 3-member group, member Kota was added in 2010 for their collaboration with BEG's Narsha. In 2011, Misung was added to form a 5-member group.
8Eight 에이트 3 Hyun Mixed Big Hit Entertainment Lee Hyun occasionally collaborates with 2AM's Changmin in the group "Homme".
Supernova 초신성
6 Jung Yoon Hak Male Core Contents Media Tinkerbell / Pearl Promotes primarily in Japan.
T-Max 티맥스 5 Shin Min Chul Male Planet 905 Mighty Max / Midnight Blue 2011 Originally debut as a 3-member group with Shin Min Chul, Kim Jun, and Park Yun Hwa. In 2010, Park Yun Hwa left for military service and Park Han Bi and Joo Chan Yang were added into the group.
Girls' Generation
9 Taeyeon Female SM Entertainment SONE / Pastel Rose Known as Korea's resident girl group. First group who broken record sales and won 9 consecutive wins on one song. The group became the face of Korean tourism in 2011. Currently the No.1 Girl Group in Korea.
F.T. Island 에프티 아일랜드 5 Choi Jong Hun Male FNC Music Primadonna / Yellow Idol band, Oh Won Bin withdrew due to musical differences and Song Seung Hyun was added. Created the Flower Boy Image.
KARA 카라 5 Park Gyuri Female DSP Media Kamilia / Pearl Peach Debuted as a 4-member group; Kim Sunghee withdrew from the group to focus on her studies and Goo Ha-ra and Kang Jiyoung were added to form a 5-member group
Wonder Girls 원더걸스 5 Sunye Female JYP Entertainment Wonderful / Pearl Burgundy HyunA (now a member of 4minute) and Sunmi left the group and Yu-Bin and Hye-Rim (Lim) were added. Currently in the process of debuting in the United States.
Baby Vox Re.V 베이비 복스 리브 5 - Female DR Music Second Wing / Pearl Pink 2009 Remake group of Baby V.O.X; in 2007, Myung Sa Rang withdrew from the group to continue her studies in Singapore; in 2008, Oh Min Jin and Park So Ri was added; in 2009, Yang Eun Ji and An Jin Kyoung left the group; in 2010, An Jin Kyoung debuted as a solo artist
Black Pearl 블랙펄 4 Nami Female Core Contents Media Member Mika withdrew from the group; Lee Jung Min was added
Five Girls 오소녀 5 Jina Female Good Entertainment none 2007 Composed of G.NA, Wonder Girls' Yoo Bin, Spica's Jiwon, Secret's Hyo Sung and After School's UEE. Disbanded because of financial problems.
Code-V 코드브이 5 Sangwoo Male Code M Agency V-intage / N/A Debuted under the name of Bless but did not have a successful debut. Taemin left the group in June 2010 and was replaced by Seo Min Ho.


Name Hangul/Hanja Number of members Leader Gender Agency/Entertainment Fanclub name / Official color Disbanded Notes
Xing 5 Dong Geun Male Xing Entertainment None 2009 All original members have left the group. 5 of the former members formed a new boy band, The Boss. Former members Kevin and Kibum became members of U-KISS. Former member Junhyung became a member of Beast. Two other former members, Zin and Sulhu, became members of X-5.
2NB 투앤비 2 - Female 2B Entertainment
Battle 배틀 5 Ryu Male Good Entertainment Battle Destiny / Pearl Gold Originally a 6-member group chosen by Shinhwa during Shinhwa Battle; Shin Ki-hyun left to pursue an acting career
Big Bang 빅뱅 5 G-Dragon Male YG Entertainment V.I.P. / N/A Hip-hop group. All members have very prominent solo careers as solo idol, variety stars, and actors.
Typhoon 타이푼 3 Woo Jae Mixed Trifecta Entertainment None 2010 In 2008, Solbi left the group and was replaced by Hana who withdrew from the group after 2 months. Lee Kyung replaced Hana in 2009. Typhoon officially disbanded in January 2010.
SeeYa 씨야 3 Lee Boram Female Core Contents Media SeeYa With You / Pearl Light Pink 2011 In 2009, leader Nam Gyuri left the group and was replaced by Lee Sumi; Lee Boram became the leader; Sumi was then withdrawn from SeeYa and became the leader of a 11-member mixed group Co-Ed School. Former leader, Gyuri, rejoined the band to promote SeeYa's final album in 2011.
Brown Eyed Girls 브라운 아이드 걸스 4 JeA Female Nega Network
LOEN Entertainment
Everlasting / Yellow and Black Originally a 5 member group before debut until Yoari, now a solo artist, was displaced.


Name Hangul/Hanja Number of members Leader Gender Agency/Entertainment Fanclub name / Official color Disbanded Notes
Gavy NJ 가비 엔제이 2 - Female Goodberry Entertainment Happiness / N/A R&B group originally having 3 members. In 2011, Heeyoung left the group to pursue a solo career.
Norazo 노라조 2 - Male Winning InSight Entertainment None
Monday Kiz 먼데이 키즈 3 Lee Jinsung Male CAN Entertainment Debuted as a duo. After the death of member Kim Minsoo in 2008, the group went into hiatus. In 2010, Han Seunghui and Lim Hanbyul were added to form a 3-member group. Hanbyul is a former member of boy band, A'st1.
Super Junior 슈퍼주니어 15 Leeteuk Male SM Entertainment E.L.F. (Everlasting Friends) / Pearl Sapphire Blue Debuted as a 12-member group. In 2006, Kyuhyun was added as the 13th member. In 2008, SJ-M was formed with 2 new members Henry and Zhou Mi In 2009, Han Geng filed a lawsuit against SME to terminate his contract; and has since returned to China to pursue a solo career. In 2010, Kangin went to military. In 2011, Heechul also served in the army. Member Kibum is currently pursuing his acting career. So in all, there is 15 members.
i-13 아이써틴 13 Lee Ji Eun Female Lime Entertainment none 2006 The first group in South Korea to have a record number of people; in 2009, Min-jung, Ji-eun and Ga-jin became members of JQT.
Red Sox 레드삭스 5 Chae Young-in Female Unknown None 2006
퍼퓸 3 TiA Female Unknown None 2006
Paran 파란 5 Ryan Male NH Media Blue Ciel / Pearl Sapphire Sky Blue 2011 All the members left to pursue their individual activities. AJ became a member of U-KISS and Ace debuted as a solo artist.
LPG 엘피지 3 Yoonah Female Chan2 Productions In 2009, the second generation of LPG was formed; trot group
Soul Star 소울 스타 3 Lee Chang Geun Male Sidus HQ (2007-present)
YG Entertainment (2005-06)
SS501 더블에스오공일 5 Kim Hyun Joong Male DSP Media (2005-2010) Triple S / Pearl Light Green The 5 members are now pursuing solo activities, but are still united as SS501. Kim Hyun Joong is now under Key East, Heo Young Saeng & Kim Kyu Jong is with B2M Entertainment, while Park Jung Min and Kim Hyung Jun are now with CNR Media and S-Plus Entertainment respectively.
CSJH/The Grace 천상지희
4 - Female SM Entertainment Shapley / Pastel Pink Originally introduced as the female TVXQ during the early debut period. They went on a hiatus after member Stephanie suffered from back pain. Now promoting as a duo, Dana & Sunday.


Name Hangul/Hanja Number of members Leader Gender Agency/Entertainment Fanclub name / Official color Disbanded Notes
SG Wannabe SG 워너비 3 Kim Yongjun Male IS Entermedia Group


Love Room / Pearl Gold Originally a 4-member group. In 2008, Chae Dong Ha left the group to pursue a solo career.
Mnet Media (2004-2009)
V.O.S 브이오에스 2 - Male Star Empire Entertainment Soulmate / Pearl Burgundy Debuted as a 3-member group. V.O.S is short for "Voice Of Soul". Park Jiheon left the group in 2010.
Heart 하트 3 Jung Sorin Female 2006
TRAX 트랙스 2 Typhoon Male SM Entertainment Traxian / Pearl Cobalt Blue Debuted as a 4-member group. Rose (No Min-woo) left the group in 2006 and became an actor. Attack (Kang Jung Woo) left in 2007 to pursue other interests.
Shyne 샤인 2 - Female DSP Media 2007 Twin sisters duo


Name Hangul/Hanja Number of members Leader Gender Agency/Entertainment Fanclub name / Official color Disbanded Notes
Epik High 에픽하이 3 Tablo Male YG Entertainment High Skool / Black Epik High is part of "The Movement", a Korean hip-hop crew. Mithra Jin and DJ Tukutz are currently doing their military services. Tablo is now in YG Entertainment, yet no information on Mithra Jin and DJ Tukutz current company.
Woollim Entertainment
TVXQ 동방신기
2 Yunho Male SM Entertainment Cassiopeia / Pearl Red Known as The Kings of K-pop and the Hallyu Wave. Now promoting as a duo after three of them filed a lawsuit against SM Entertainment and formed JYJ under C-Jes Entertainment.
Dynamic Duo 다이나믹듀오 2 - Male Amoeba Culture Dynamic Duo is part of "The Movement", a Korean hip-hop crew.


Name Hangul/Hanja Number of members Leader Gender Agency/Entertainment Fanclub name / Official color Disbanded Notes
Isak N Jiyeon 이삭N지연 2 Lee Jiyeon Female SM Entertainment N/A / Pearl Wine 2004 Jiyeon is now a member of CSJH The Grace as Lina.
LUV 러브 3 Eunbyul Female Sidus HQ None 2003
Leessang 리쌍 2 Gary Male Jungle Entertainment Rap duo. Leessang is part of "The Movement", a Korean hip-hop crew. Members Gary and Gil are also well known MCs for variety shows like Running Man and Infinite Challenge respectively.
SWi.T 스위티 3 Ahn Naeyoung Female YG Entertainment 2004 Originally a 4-member group
Shinvi 신비 3 Yoo Soo Jin Female SM Entertainment Linos / Pearl Teal 2004
Black Beat 블랙 비트 7 Lee So Min Male SM Entertainment Soul Black / Pearl Black 2007
Sugar 슈가 3 Ayumi Lee Female Star World Entertainment Sugar Island / Apricot 2006 In December 2004, Hwang Jung Eum withdrew from the group and Lee Harin was added to the group; in 2006, Park Soo Jin withdrew from the group;


Name Hangul/Hanja Number of members Leader Gender Agency/Entertainment Fanclub name / Official color Disbanded Notes
jtL 제이티엘 3 - Male Yejeon Media None 2003 Former members of H.O.T
NAZCA 나스카 6 Minkyung Female Unknown None 2004
M.I.L.K 밀크 4 Park Hee-bon Female SM Entertainment Milky Way / Pink 2004
KISS. 키스 3 Mini Female J-Entercom None 2002
VoixCo 보이스코 4 Female Jive Records None 2003 Some members became members of Swi.T
Jewelry 쥬얼리 4 Kim Eunjung Female Star Empire Entertainment Jewelry Box / Pearl Blue All original members including Park Jung Ah and Seo In Young have left the group. Currently the longest running girl group, replacing Baby VOX.


Name Hangul/Hanja Number of members Leader Gender Agency/Entertainment Fanclub name / Official color Disbanded Notes
To-Ya 투야 3 Kim Ji Hye Female Unknown None 2001 First debuted in Japan
Papaya 파파야 5 Jo Hyekyung Female Cream Entertainment N/A / Pink 2001 In 2001, Kang Kyung Ah and Hwang Yoon Mi left the group
Moon Child 문 차일드 3 Lee Soo Male GM Planning N/A / Ivory In 2002, they changed genre and renamed themselves MC the Max with 3 members
Ryanghyun Ryangha 량현량하 2 - Male JYP Entertainment None Twin brothers



Name Hangul/Hanja Number of members Leader Gender Agency/Entertainment Fanclub name / Official color Disbanded Notes
Fly to the Sky 플라이 투 더 스카이 2 - Male PFull Entertainment (2005-09) Fly High / Sky Blue Legendary R&B duo with all-rounded talents, known exceptionally for their amazing vocal skills. Credited as Korea's first R&B duo. Went on hiatus to focus on solo activities.
SM Entertainment (1999-04)
Chakra 샤크라 4 Hwang Bo Female Kiss Entertainment Goddess / Purple 2006 In 2002, Eani withdrew from the group
As One 애즈 원 2 - Female DR Music  
Click-B 클릭비 7 Kim Tae Hyung Male DSP Media NIZI / Green 2002
T.T.MA 티티마 5 Soy Female Music Factory 2002 In 2000, Queena and Juhae withdrew from the group; Euni and Zin were recruited
See U 씨유 3 Jini Female DongA Planning None 2000
Cleo 클레오 3 Kim Hana Female Ho Entertainment 2004 In 2000, Park Ye Eun withdrew and Han Hyun Jung was added; in 2003, Chae Eun Jung withdrew and Jung Ye Bin was added
O-24 오투포 3 Lee Ga Hye Female Unknown None 2000 During their first album, Ju Yeon Jung withdrew from the group after promotions finished for their follow-up single "First Love"
g.o.d. 지오디 5 Park Joon Hyung Male JYP Entertainment Fan God / Sky Blue 2005 In 2005, member Yoon Kye Sang left the group. Their manager was the former manager for H.O.T..


Name Hangul/Hanja Number of members Leader Gender Agency/Entertainment Fanclub name / Official color Disbanded Notes
4Men 포맨 3 Young Jae Male Sony Music Originally a 4-member group, hence their name. Has had many member changes.
1TYM 원타임 4 Teddy Park Male YG Entertainment Hip-Hop Village / Black   Hip-hop group
Koyote 코요태 3 Shinji Mixed Trifecta Entertainment Little Sun / Pearl Blue   2000년 2집 활동 후 차승민이 탈퇴하면서 김종민을 영입하였고, 2002년 리더 김구 탈퇴 후, 김영완을 객원 멤버로 영입하였다. 2003년 OPPA 출신의 정명훈을 정식 멤버로 영입하였으나 2004년에 바로 탈퇴하였고, 대신 빽가를 영입하였다.
S#arp 4 Chris Kim Mixed World Music Entertainment N/A / Red 2002 1998년 말 1집 Yes!로 데뷔. 후속곡 Lying 활동 때 래퍼 크리스 영입. 기존 5인조에서 6인조로 재 편성되지만 후속곡 활동 중간에 여성멤버 오희종 탈퇴. 1집 종료후 리더 존이 업타운 영입으로 탈퇴. 여성멤버 소리 영입. 2집부터 이지혜가 팀의 리더가 됨. 2집 종료 후 여성멤버 소리 탈퇴. 3집부터 5인체제에서 4인체제로 재정비 함. 2002년 5집 발표 후 활동을 하지만 여성멤버 불화로 공식 해체
Circle 써클 5 Lee Ji Hyun Female 2000 한•중•일 소녀들로 구성된 다국적 그룹. 1999년 말 일본인 멤버 아야꼬 탈퇴, 기존 5인조에서 4인조로 재정비함.
Han's Band 한스 밴드 3 Kim Hanna Female   친자매로 구성된 소녀 밴드
Fin.K.L. 핑클 4 Lee Hyori Female DSP Media Pinkies / Pearl Red 2005
Shinhwa 신화
6 Eric Mun Male SM Entertainment (1998-2003)[2][3] Shinhwa Changjo / Orange Legends of K-pop. Known as the best dancers of K-pop with amazing vocal, dancing and variety skills. On hiatus, but will be making a comeback in 2012
Good Entertainment (2003-2007)[4][5]
Open World Entertainment (2008-present)[6][7][8]


Name Hangul/Hanja Number of members Leader Gender Agency/Entertainment Fanclub name / Official color Disbanded Notes
Baby V.O.X. 베이비 복스 5 Kim E-Z Female DR Music Baby Angels / Pearl Pink 2006 Many members were replaced; In 2007, Baby V.O.X. Re.V was created with new members
S.E.S. 에스이에스 3 Bada (Sea) Female SM Entertainment Friend / Pearl Violet 2002 SM's first girl group
NRG 엔알지 5 Lee Sungjin Male Music Factory Cheonjae Ilwoo / Pink 2006 2000년, 김환성이 질병으로 목숨을 잃었고, 2005년, 문성훈이 탈퇴하여 3명이 되었다.
Diva 디바 3 Chae Ri Na Female Unknown N/A / Pearl Purple 2005 룰라 출신의 채리나가 결성한 힙합 그룹. 1999년 지니가 영주권 문제로 임시 탈퇴를 하였고, 이민경을 새로 영입하였다. 2000년 리더 채리나가 탈퇴하였고 과거 임시 탈퇴했었던 지니가 복귀하였다.
Sechs Kies 젝스 키스 6 Eun Ji Won Male DSP Media DSF / Yellow 2000 In 2002, Jang Su Won and Kim Jae Duc formed J-Walk


Name Hangul/Hanja Number of members Leader Gender Agency/Entertainment Fanclub name / Official color Disbanded Notes
UP 유피 3 Kang Hyun Mixed 1999 1997년, 리더 강현이 탈퇴하고 새 멤버 2명, 이정희, 박상후를 영입하여 4명이 되었다. 1998년, 두 번째 리더인 김용일이 탈퇴하고, 이켠을 새로 영입했다.
H.O.T. 에이치오티 5 Moon Hee Jun Male SM Entertainment White Angels / White 2001 장우혁, 토니, 이재원이 결성한 j.t.l.과 나머지 멤버들로 팀이 분리되었다.
Young Turks Club (Y.T.C.) 영 턱스 클럽 5 Lim Sung Eun Mixed 2008 1집: 임성은,송진아,한현남,지준구,최승민. 2•3집: 송진아,한현남,지준구,최승민,박성현. 4집: 송진아,한현남,전현정,김덕현,남현준. 5집: 송진아,한현남,전현정. 6집: 송진아,한현남,지준구,최승민,박성현. 7•8집: 한현남,지준구,최승민,박성현.