Top 10 K-Pop Groups on Facebook
In South Korea, the #1 “social networking site” is now finally Facebook and K-Pop groups are starting to take notice. As more and more South Koreans have discovered Facebook, K-Pop entertainment companies are urging their groups to have a strong social media presence in Korea, especially with Facebook. With so many Koreans using social media on their mobile phones, Facebook is now the #1 source for K-Pop groups to go to promote their songs, upcoming events, and news. Almost everyone in Korea has a smartphone, especially if you are in the 18-35 demographic. The availability of iPhones in Korea and the continued rise of Facebook usage among Koreans means this trend is not going to stop anytime soon. So who are the best at using this platform? Here are the top 10 K-Pop groups on Facebook as of this moment.
10) 2PM – 3,645,705 followers
2PM 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. 2PM was created by JYP Entertainment in 2009.
Current Members: Jun. K, Nichkhun, Taecyeon, Wooyoung, Junho, and Chansung.
9) GOT 7 – 3,938,175 followers
You would think GOT 7 would have a stronger following on Facebook but still, they come in at #9 on this list. They are also with JYP Entertainment and their debut was in early 2014.
Current members: JB, Mark, Jackson, Jinyoung, Youngjae, BamBam, and Yugyeom.
8) CNBLUE – 4,353,642 followers
CNBLUE is one of the few rock groups in K-Pop. They have a loyal following on Facebook with over 4 million followers and comes in at #8. The group was formed in 2009.
Current members: Jung Yong-hwa, Lee Jong-hyun, Kang Min-hyuk, and Lee Jung-shin.
7) SHINee – 5,797,749 followers
SHINee comes in at #7 and has been around for a while. They came out in 2008 under S.M. Entertainment and is mainly an R&B boy group.
Current members: Key, Onew, Taemin, and Minho
6) BTS – 5,853,318 followers
One of the hottest groups in K-Pop comes in at #6. They are also known as Bangtan Boys and was created by Big Hit Entertainment in 2013. They remain Big Hit Entertainment’s biggest draw.
Current members: Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook
5) Girl’s Generation – 7,127,562 followers
One of the most popular girl groups comes in at #5. They are also known as SNSD and was formed by S.M. Entertainment back in 2007.
Current members: Sunny, Tiffany, Hyoyeon, Taeyeon, Yuri, Yoona, Seohyun, and Sooyoung.
4) EXO – 7,292,940 followers
One of the largest member groups EXO comes in at #4. 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.
Current members: Xiumin, Suho, Lay, Baekhyun, Chen, Chanyeol, D.O., Kai, and Sehun.
3) Super Junior – 7,692,346 followers
Super Junior has been around longer than Girl’s Generation. They were formed back in 2005 by S.M. Entertainment and was one of the main groups to take S.M. Entertainment to the top.
Current members: Kibum, Leeteuk, Ryeowook, Heechul, Hangeng, Yesung, Donghae, Siwon, Kangin, Shindong, Sungmin, and Eunhyuk.
2) 2NE1 – 9,020,769 followers
The biggest girl group in K-Pop has over 9 million followers on Facebook and is closing the gap for the #1 spot. They were created by YG Entertainment back in 2009. They were able to create hit after hit throughout the years and it is looking more likely that CL, one of the leaders of the group will break out in the states soon.
Current members: Bom, Minzy, Dara, and CL
1) Big Bang – 10,574,913 followers
They don’t get any more famous than Big Bang. 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.
Current members: T.O.P., Taeyang, Daesung, Seungri, G-Dragon