Top 10 Boy Kpop Groups on Twitter

To follow or not to follow, what makes Twitter so great is that users can see what works and does not work right away.  So this is why Twitter is so different to use to promote.  However many Kpop groups have learned the secret formula.  They are able to reach their fans with the latest news regarding events and news.  A lot of young female Kpop fans are very active on Twitter which is why Kpop Boy Bands usually have a strong Twitter account.  Here are the top 10 Boy Kpop Groups on Twitter.

10)  2PM – 1,099,333 followers

2PM Facebook2PM comes in at #10 which is surprising because they have been around awhile.  You would think an up and coming K-Pop group would have come along and taken them out of the top 10.  2PM was created by JYP Entertainment in 2009.  They are still going strong even tho one of their members revealed that it will take some time before 2PM does full group promotions.

Current Members:  Jun. K, Nichkhun, Taecyeon, Wooyoung, Junho, and Chansung.

9)  Big Bang – 1,486,487 followers

They don’t get any more famous than Big Bang, however, their Twitter account is not as strong as you might think.  They have been the top K-Pop group for over 5 years.  Created by YG Entertainment, all the members of the group have become famous in and of themselves.  They are considered the Kings of K-Pop.  G-Dragon and Taeyang will be doing their mandatory military service starting from 2018 so don’t expect their Twitter activity to go up any time soon.

8)  CN Blue – 1,556,006 followers

CNBLUECNBLUE is one of the few rock groups in K-Pop.  They have a loyal following on Twitter with over 1.5 million followers and comes in at #9.  The group was formed in 2009.  Yonghwa their senior member is soon up for enlistment for his mandatory military service and many are wondering if others will join him.  Jung Yong-Hwa will be leaving a cable TV show after the revelation that he received preferential treatment in graduate school admission.

Current members:  Jung Yong-hwa, Lee Jong-hyun, Kang Min-hyuk, and Lee Jung-shin.

7)  Wanna One – 1,737,229 followers

Wanna One was formed by CJ E&M through a series on Korean T.V. called “Produce 101 Season 2”.  However, YMC Entertainment is now managing Wanna One.  They are one of the top up and coming K-Pop groups at the moment.

Current Members:  Daniel Kang, Ha Sung-woon, Park Ji-hoon, Bae Jin-young, Lee Dae-hwi, Hwang Min-hyun, Kim Jae-hwan, Yoon Ji-sung, Ong Seong-wu, Lai Kuan-lin, and Park Woo-jin.

6)  BTOB – 1,783,064 followers

BTOB was formed in 2012 by Cube Entertainment.  Sungjae is in charge of managing their Twitter account and he has so far done an amazing job.  He hurt his back in late 2017 and will not be doing a lot of promoting in the early part of 2018.

Current Members:  Lee Min-hyuk, Lee Chang-sub, Seo Eun-kwang, Peniel Shin, Im Hyun-sik, Jung Il-hoon, and Yook Sung-jae.

5)  Monsta X – 2,043,944 followers

Monsta X was formed by Starship Entertainment from a Korean survival show called “No Mercy” which was aired on Mnet in 2015.  The members are not only active on Twitter but I.M. and Jooheon both opened their own Sound Cloud accounts.

Current Members:  Kihyun, Jooheon, Hyungwon, Shownu, Minhyuk, I.M. and Wonho.

4)  EXO – 2,083,408 followers

EXOOne of the largest member groups EXO comes in at #3.  They are a South Korean and Chinese mixed boy group created by S.M. Entertainment in 2011.  They are separated into two subgroups, Exo-K and Exo-M and they perform music in both Korean and Mandarin.  This was Korea’s attempt to break into the Chinese market and they were largely successful.  EXO is growing all around the world and in early 2018 their EXOpowerDubai hashtag was trending on social media worldwide.

Current members:  Xiumin, Suho, Lay, Baekhyun, Chen, Chanyeol, D.O., Kai, and Sehun.

3)  SEVENTEEN – 2,792,409 followers

SEVENTEEN was formed by Pledis Entertainment in 2015.  They are one of the biggest groups with 13 members which help with Twitter promotion.  They are divided into three sub-units, each with a different area of expertise:  a “Hip-Hop Unit”, “Vocal Unit”, and “Performance Unit”:  Seventeen has so far released two albums as well as four extended plays.

Current Members:  S.Coups, Jeonghan, Joshua, Jun, Hoshi, Wonwoo, Woozi, DK, Mingyu, The8, Seungkwan, Vernon, and Dino

2)  GOT 7 – 4,493,848 followers

GOT 7 FacebookYou would think GOT 7 would have a stronger following on Facebook but still, they come in at #7 on this list.  They are also with JYP Entertainment and their debut was in early 2014.  After showing fans a quick video of the “7 for 7” in early 2018 the group has now released their full comeback schedule via social media.  They made their Japanese comeback in late 2017

Current members:  JB, Mark, Jackson, Jinyoung, Youngjae, BamBam, and Yugyeom.

1) BTS – 12,077,206 followers

BTSOne of the hottest groups in K-Pop comes in at #1.  They are the KING of Twitter for K-Pop groups and it is not even close, they have over 12 million followers.  BTS is also known as Bangtan Boys and was created by Big Hit Entertainment in 2013.  They remain Big Hit Entertainment’s biggest draw.  BTS just set the record with “DNA” which got 13,335,134 views after just 10 hours since its release.

Current members:  Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook

John Yoon

John Yoon is the Editor in Chief at Startup Radar, Organizer for Startup Festival 2017, Head of Operations Korea at EOS Asia and the Global Marketing Director for Email = if you are interested in guest contributing and helping the Korean startup ecosystem. Wechat, Kakao, and Line user ID is jswy315

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