BLACKPINK, TWICE, MAMAMOO and More: These are the All-Time Best K-pop Girl Groups

A lot of K-Pop Girl Groups are debuting one after the other. But who are the iconic K-Pop girl groups that made name in the industry?

Read on to know if your favorite K-Pop girl group made the cut!

These are the Best K-Pop Girl Groups of all time

(in random order)


Girls' Generation (SNSD), from SM Entertainment, is an eight-member female group that debuted in 2007.

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(Photo : Girls' Generation (News1))

They are considered as the "Nation's Girl Group" and they are regarded as one of the significant players in the Hallyu Wave.


Before BLACKPINK, the original badass females of the K-Pop industry was 2NE1. They debuted in 2009, and they have revolutionized the K-pop industry since then.

(Photo : Facebook: 2NE1)

2NE1 was among the first and the most prominent girl groups who made the K-Pop industry known worldwide.

The quartet changed the way the world saw girl groups.

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The group debuted in 2011 and they have always been known for their innocent and bright concepts. While the other groups experiment with electronic and sexy concepts.

(Photo : Apink Instagram)

Recently, their images have become more mature than before.


The group is famous for their retro jazz and R&B concepts and their vocal performances.

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(Photo : Mamamoo Twitter)

The group debuted in 2014 with their retro inspired song that has a funk rhythm, named "Mr. Ambiguous," and it was also considered as one of the best debut songs in 2014.

Red Velvet

It is the girl group with the most number one albums on the chart that achieved a lot of awards for music, choreography, and popularity. One of their notable awards is the Golden Disc New Artist Award and the Mnet Asian Music Awards for Best Female Group in 2017.

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(Photo : Red Velvet (News1))

The five-member girl group was formed by SM Entertainment and they debuted in 2014.
They are known for their unique concept of "Red" which symbolizes their brighter and a more vivid side. Then "velvet" symbolizes their softer and more elegant concept.


The nine-member girl group was formed through the reality show "Sixteen" which debuted in 2015.

The Feels Twice
(Photo : Twitter: @JYPETWICE)

TWICE is also the K-Pop girl group that has earned Platinum Certification by the Recording Industry Association of Japan. It is for both album and CD Single in the same year.

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It is another girl group that went for their innocent and bright vibes.

(Photo : Instagram: @gfriendofficial)

The group debuted in 2015 from a small and humble company. Although they came from that kind of company, They are one of the biggest girl groups and personalities in Hallyu Wave.


The four-member girl group is the highest-charting female K-Pop group formed by YG Entertainment.

The four member girl group debuted in 2016 with their single "Boombayah." Their debut single became the first number-one hit on the Billboard World Digital Songs chart. Also, their debut song is the most viewed music video by a Korean group.

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(Photo : BLACKPINK (News1))

BLACKPINK members are also making their solo debuts successfully, the latest is Lisa's recent solo debut.


The girl group debuted in 2018 under the management of Cube Entertainment. They are known as the "Monster Rookie of 2018."

(Photo : (G)-IDLE Official Instagram Account)
(G)-IDLE was proclaimed the winner!

They are highly applauded for their direct participation in their music.

The members all have their hand on writing and producing their own songs.


Under the management of JYP Entertainment, ITZY started as JYP's next girl group after TWICE's debut in 2015.

They went for more edgy music than their labelmate unnies (TWICE) which has given them a fresh sound.

ITZY Crazy in Love
(Photo : ITZY Facebook)

Although the group is new, ITZY received their Best New Female Artist Award at the 2019 Melon Music Awards and the 2019 Mnet Asia Music Awards.

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Written by Annie Barmaine.     

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