Although there are a lot of similarities between Okay-pop and American pop, one factor that has lengthy been a putting distinction between the 2 industries is how every approaches boy bands and woman bands. In Okay-pop, not solely do these teams virtually personal the leisure world, however the quantity of members in a single unit can typically dwarf most American bands.
In Okay-pop, the typical variety of members a gaggle has is normally 7, however quite a lot of followers are receptive to boy bands and woman bands with far more folks than that. Read on under to see a complete record of presently energetic teams with greater than 10 members—together with one with over 20.
Super Junior – 10 members
Super Junior is without doubt one of the authentic “large” Okay-pop teams. They debuted in 2005 with 12 members. Super Junior was initially alleged to be a rotating group with members going out and in yearly. However, this idea was rapidly deserted in 2006.
In any case, Super Junior’s lineup has modified fairly a bit through the years. Today, they encompass 10 members, however solely 9 are energetic ones.
Golden Child – 10 members
Golden Child debuted in 2017 with 11 folks, however member Park Jaeseok left after a couple of months as a result of well being points.
Since their debut, Golden Child’s albums have all charted within the prime 10 in South Korea. They have additionally gained 4 awards, together with a #1 spot music present M Countdown.
The Boyz – 11 members
The Boyz debuted in late 2017 initially with 12 members. However, member Hwall left the group 2 years later as a result of well being causes.
Since their debut, The Boyz has been acknowledged as one of many prime rookie teams in Okay-pop. They have gained quite a few awards, together with home and worldwide ones. The group even gained the present Road to Kingdom, through which they competed in opposition to different Okay-pop boy bands.
Loona – 12 members
Loona consists of 12 members, every of whom was revealed each month from 2016 to 2017. They formally debuted in 2018, however the group launched quite a lot of pre-debut music earlier than then.
Since their inception, Loona has gained a big following worldwide. Their singles have all charted on the U.S. World chart, they usually even appeared at KCON 2019 in Los Angeles.
IZ*ONE – 12 members
IZ*ONE was fashioned on the truth present Produce 48, which is the third season of the favored Korean franchise Produce 101. This season was particular in that it was a collaboration between Korea and Japan. Throughout the summer season of 2018, followers voted for 12 contestants to be within the closing lineup. The finish result was IZ*ONE, which consists of 9 Korean members and three Japanese members.
IZ*ONE has discovered success in each Korea and Japan, charting excessive and successful awards in each international locations. However, the group is simply a brief one and can disband in 2021.
Treasure – 12 members
Treasure is the most recent band on this record. They debuted in August 2020 with 12 members. The group was fashioned on the truth present created by YG Entertainment, YG Treasure Box.
Treasure’s debut album charted at #1 in Korea.
Seventeen – 13 members
Seventeen debuted in 2015 with 13 members divided into three specialization items: Hip-Hop, Vocals, and Performance.
When Seventeen got here into the scene, their firm was near chapter. However, Seventeen labored their method as much as the highest of the Okay-pop business and has introduced more cash into their firm once more.
Many of Seventeen’s songs are well-known in Korea, and the group has gained over 40 awards in simply 5 years.
Cosmic Girls – 13 members
Cosmic Girls, or WJSN, is a collaboration undertaking between the Korean firm Starship Entertainment and the Chinese firm Yuehua Entertainment. The group consists of 13 members, 10 of whom are Korean and three of whom are Chinese.
Cosmic Girls has discovered success in each Korea and China. They have gained quite a few Korean awards since their debut in 2016. Two members—Mei Qi and Xuan Yi—additionally got here out on prime once they participated on the Chinese model of the present Produce 101.
NCT – 21 members
NCT is by far the biggest Okay-pop group with hardly anybody rivaling them. They debuted in 2016 with 13 members earlier than extra folks had been added to the lineup through the years. In 2019, NCT managed to develop to 21 members.
However, all 21 members don’t typically work collectively in the identical place. The group is cut up into 4 sub-units: NCT U, NCT 127, NCT Dream, and WayV. Most members merely work inside their assigned sub-unit.
NCT’s firm, SM Entertainment, additionally has plans to provide extra sub-units in numerous cities all over the world, so there appears to be no restrict to what number of members this group can have.