[Infographic] K-Pop Idol Groups

[Infographic] K-Pop Idol Groups

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Hip-hop groups/duos and other bands were added to this list due to their popularity. These groups also tend to promote on the same music shows (Music Bank, Music Core, Inkigayo) as idol groups.

Some observations:
2011 was definitely a big year for debuts. While I expected a lot during my research, I did not think it would reach that high a percentage. With 35 new girl groups last year, that’s about three news ones a month. It is important to note that it’s not just the “Big 3″ debuting groups as there are many more companies now trying to get a successful group in K-Pop.

From 2008 and earlier, most debuts were made with full albums. These days, we just see mini-albums and singles for debuts.

Yes, there is a K-Pop girl group named Perfume. They are just harder to search for due to the J-Pop girl group of the same name being very popular.

Lastly, I included Infinite and f(x) as numbers, and also Turtles as food…

Want to see how the groups look like in action? Check out our two compilation videos History of K-Pop Boy Groups: 1996 – Present and History of K-Pop Girl Groups: 1996 – Present.

What did you think of our first K-Pop infographic? Also, let us know what kind of information you want to see in the future.

2 comments
UFOPOLI
UFOPOLI

I was looking for a timeline of the bands' life cycles and this already provided a lot of the information I wanted. Thank you! If not a complete graph with the groups' durations, perhaps a list of the years each of them was disbanded would be nice?

weerainbow
weerainbow

This is really fascinating! It's so interesting to see the different trends through the years and to see how the number of groups appearing has been increasing so rapidly recently wow. No wonder I don't know so many of the recent groups. I wonder how many of them actually make a go of it out of all these groups.