There is no doubt that Korean pop culture has gained a worldwide fan base thanks to BTS, Squid Game and Parasite. With bands like BlackPink and 2NE1 performing at the American music festival Coachella, it’s clear that girl groups can also contribute a lot when it comes to promoting K-pop on the global stage. Let’s take a look at some of the popular girl groups from the K-pop world:
The four-member team formed by YG Entertainment consists of – Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé and Lisa. The group debuted in 2016 and released their first album in 2020. BlackPink is the most popular K-pop girl group worldwide and often competes with BTS when it comes to views on YouTube. The group has collaborated with international pop stars such as Selena Gomez, Lady Gaga, Dua Lipa, and Cardi B. BlackPink member Rosé even made her Met Gala debut in 2021, which just goes to show the band’s influence on a global stage. The band has 46.5 million followers on Instagram, while the members individually have even more followers on the social media platform. Jisoo has 59.4 million followers, Jennie has 65.6 million followers, Rosé has 58.3 million followers and Lisa leads with 76.7 million followers on Instagram.
Twice, founded in 2015 by JYP Entertainment, is a team of nine members. And those are Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Momo, Sana, Jihyo, Mina, Dahyun, Chaeyoung and Tzuyu. The group has more than 24.9 million followers on Instagram and has delivered a number of hits such as More and More, I Can’t Stop Me, Fancy.
Another girl group from JYP Entertainment Itzy debuted in 2019 and consists of five members Yeji, Lia, Ryujin, Chaeryeong and Yuna. With more than 16.1 million followers on Instagram, the band has quickly gained worldwide popularity and with two years of pandemic shortly after their debut, that doesn’t seem to have hindered their progress. Some of the band’s hit songs are In The Morning, Loco, Wannabe.
The girl group, formed and managed by SM Entertainment, consists of Irene, Seulgi, Wendy, Yeri and Joy. Red Velvet debuted in 2014 and has over 11.5 million followers. Some of the hits delivered by the band are: Bad Boy, Psycho, Feel my Rhythm.
The band makes their Coachella debut this week, marking another milestone in their stellar career. The band has gained quite a bit of popularity since their debut in 2020, with 8.4 million followers on Instagram. Aespa is formed by SM Entertainment and consists of the four members Karina, Giselle, Winter and Ningning.
Which of these bands is your favorite?
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