Most Popular 3 Male K-Pop Groups Worldwide
What can define the “most popular K-Pop male groups”? Would it be Twitter or V-Live followers, album sales, concert sales, fancafe users, brand reputation index ranking, MV views, number of ambassadors and model contracts? All this might be true.
For this article, we will take V-Live, Twitter, and album sales in the current time.
Also the word “worldwide” is important. It is not a secret that idols popular in Korea are not always in the top outside (and vice-versa). But that is not all, not all the international fans have the same tastes.
While number 1 and 2 are almost uncontestable, number 3’s position might be debatable. Groups that have great album and concert sales and longtime legendary popularity such as Super Junior are not in the top in SNS followers.
Based on V-Live, the top 3 most followed worldwide is currently: BTS, EXO, and GOT7
Based on Twitter followers, the top 3 most followed accounts are currently: BTS, EXO, and GOT7.
Based on the data visualization of the total sales on GAON on 2018/08 of the top male groups, BTS, EXO, Wanna One, Super Junior, SEVENTEEN, SHINee, and GOT7.
Here is, therefore, the 3 most popular male K-Pop groups worldwide.
BTS is the most popular and well-known. Their SNS followers’ amount leaves a huge gap with other K-Pop groups and they open a new history for K-Pop with endless titled of “first K-Pop idol group too…”. They are ultra-popular worldwide.
EXO is already very popular and has very active fans. EXO members have individuals schedule overseas and are selected by famous international fashion brands showing the group world class. EXO fans also do impressive events for the members’ birthday and etc. EXO-L are excited for the comeback and are probably going to break new record again.
GOT7 is popular in many parts of the world such as the west and southeast Asia. For example, in Thailand, on GOT7 V-Live, fans are more active than BTS one. The group also has a great amount of SNS followers. They are undeniably popular.