These are the Top 20 most popular K-Pop artists in Korea right now based on brand rankings.
The BTOB members have been focusing more on individual promotions recently, however they all recently gathered for a fan sign with casual clothing brand TBJ.
Nilo has been in the headlines recently for his song “Pass By”, where many K-Pop fans think his company has been using illicit methods to boost its ranking.
10cm‘s Kwon Jung Yeol recently held a fan party where he performed many of the group’s hit songs. Even though 10cm hasn’t released new music in a while, their old songs such as “Stalker” and “What the Spring???” continue to be listened to.
Following their promotions for “Starry Night”, Solar will release her 6th round of her Solar’s Emotions series while Wheein made her solo debut with “EASY”. Hwasa also featured on Loco‘s track for Hyena on the Keyboard, and achieved an All-Kill.
SEVENTEEN debuted their first subunit BooSeokSoon, consisting of Hoshi, DK, and Seungkwan. They also announced they will make their official Japanese debut on May 30.
Punch is a mainstay on the charts, with her track “When night falls” staying right near the top. She is known as one of the best OST singers out there right now!
Bolbbalgan4‘s tracks are always hits, and while they haven’t released new music since January, their plethora of hit tracks always has them near the top of the tables.
Chungha followed up an extremely successful debut with an even better song in “Roller Coaster”. Months after its release, she is still consistently ranking in the Top 20 of music charts, proving that the public loves her.
On the back of the success of “Bboom Bboom”, Momoland are currently one of the hottest girl groups in Korea. JooE was added as an MC for upcoming JTBC program I’ve Fallen For You and Yeonwoo is an MC for OnStyle‘s Beautiful Life.
BIGBANG‘s Taeyang and Daesung recently finished their basic military training, but it is Seungri who is making the most of his time, preparing his solo album and celebrating the opening of his 30th brand of Aori Ramen.
10. Oh My Girl
Oh My Girl debuted their first unit group Oh My Girl Banhana on April 2. Unfortunately, Jiho injured her ankle again, hindering her promotions.
WINNER have been busy promoting their newest album EVERYD4Y and have been attending numerous radio shows. They will also cap off their 2018 Japan Tour on April 28 in Tokyo.
IU is currently starring in tvN drama My Mister along side Lee Sun Kyun and consistently ranks near the top of the list of most talked about TV drama characters.
EXO-CBX made their comeback on April 10 and EXO also accepted their official commemorative medals, created by the Korean Mint.
BLACKPINK have been shooting a lot of photo shoots and also have been traveling to Japan for their Japanese promotions. They are also preparing for their Korean comeback.
Months after topping charts with “Love Scenario”, iKON is still right near the top. They also released their follow up single “Rubber Band” and teased that something big will happen in June.
4. Red Velvet
Red Velvet finished off a stellar performance in Pyongyang, North Korea with the South Korean Art Troupe and will make their first ever visit to Chicago later in the month. Joy will unfortunately not be able to attend as she has filming for her drama The Great Seducer.
TWICE made their comeback with “What is Love?” and are killing the charts, winning their 4th first place trophy this comeback last night on Music Core.
BTS hasn’t made a Korean comeback in 7 months but their influence is still far and wide. They have been involved in movements such as the #DreamStillLives campaign and their 3rd Japanese full album Face Yourself topped the Oricon chart. They will also be making their comeback on May 18 with their third full album Love Yourself 轉 ‘Tear’.
1. Wanna One
Currently the hottest boy group in Korea, Wanna One made their comeback with their 2nd mini-album 0+1=1 (I Promise You), which recorded over 700,000 pre-orders. They also recently announced dates and locations for their first world tour, which will visit 13 cities for a total of 18 concerts, beginning in Seoul June 1.