Top K-Pop Girl Groups this Year (2016)
Posted on 27 February 2017
Although the most popular K-pop groups are usually boy groups, girl groups also receive their fair share of fame. Some of the most popular worldwide pop groups define themselves as K-pop groups, and their music is shared throughout most countries. The most popular female K-pop groups of 2016 are:
SNSD, also known as Girls Generation, has been the premier K-pop girls group for a long time. The group is currently composed of eight members, despite debuting with nine. They debuted 10 years ago, and have continued to rise in popularity ever since. In 2016 the band wasn’t extremely active, but instead worked with their success from the previous year’s album, Lion Heart, completing live shows and tours. They released a new single, Sailing, in August 2016 to celebrate the ninth anniversary of their debut.
Although Red Velvet debuted less than three years ago, they have rocketed into the international spotlight due to their catchy tunes and irresistible performance style. They have won numerous awards, have topped the Billboard World Albums Chart, and look like they will continue to grow in 2017. In 2016 they released two mini albums, The Velvet and Russian Roulette, which both received international acclaim and had high sales figures.
Although they have since disbanded, 2NE1 was a big player on the 2016 K-pop scene. They performed numerous shows, and despite not releasing any new material, remained popular with fans. Their breakup was officially announced on the 25th of November.
The international spotlight was really on Apink in 2016, as they toured in both North America and Japan. They were very will received on both tours, and fans flocked from all over the world to see them play. Towards the end of the year they released their third full length album, Pink Revolution, which sold over 50,000 copies in South Korea alone. They also toured throughout Asia from November 2016, playing in a number of countries including Taiwan and Singapore.
AOA, or Ace of Angels, is a seven-member all girl K-pop group. They released one mini album in 2016, titled Good Luck, and it was very well received by fans throughout the world. They also released a making film for their song Cherry Pop, which was a welcome surprise to fans. They excited fans at the end of the year by announcing the development of their next studio album, which is set to be released in 2017.