For some time now, we’ve become accustomed to seeing idol groups with over 5 or 6 members. It made more sense to create large groups for a lot of different reasons. They can appeal to a wider fan base since each member would carry his/her own charm, and it allowed agencies to diversify their revenue channels, as each member would advance into different fields in movies, TV dramas, or variety shows.
But the latest trend in K-Pop has been male duos. Part of the reason is because it allows agency’s to differentiate their group from the rest of the pack, but it’s also based on a strategy that worked so well in the 90s. Since the debut of hip hop due DEUX in 1993, Korean pop music has seen a flurry of male duos debut, including Turbo, CLON, Bow Wow, and Untitle, just to name a few, and they’ve all left a mark with their own unique style of music.
Here we put together 7 of the hottest male duos in today’s K-Pop! Check out the list and please let us know if we missed anyone!
(Scroll through the list by clicking the arrow at the bottom right of the top image!)