Top 5 Male Kpop Groups 2023 | Ranked

Top 5 Male Kpop Groups 2023 | Ranked

Male K-pop groups, with their distinct sounds and visuals, have much to offer in the industry. Many K-pop boy groups had comebacks in the first half of this year, which had fans rejoicing. June was incredibly packed with back-to-back releases from Stray Kids, TNX, P1Harmony, VAV, THE BOYZ, and ATEEZ. However, the 3rd generation K-pop idols such as BTS, SEVENTEEN, and NCT seem to hold their places on the charts steadily. Let’s discover the top 5 male K-pop groups in 2023, shall we?

Who Reigns Among All The Active Boy Groups?

The Korean Business Research Institute collects and analyzes 50,858,084 boy groups’ data, including consumer participation, media coverage, interactions, and community indexes, to release monthly brand reputation. In 2023, the 3rd generation idols are topping the charts, while the 4th generation groups plan to catch up as they gain stronger brand reputations.

5) Stray Kids

Stray Kids are topping the brand reputation charts in 2023, climbing from the Top 10 to the Top 5 in the first half of the year. In June, they released their new album, 5-STAR, debuting at the top of the Billboard 200 Albums Chart. It is their third hit, following Oddinary and Maxident in 2022. Fans will also have much to look forward to from this self-producing boy group ahead.


Born To Beat, better known as BTOB, is steadily holding its place in the Top 5 in 2023. This 3rd generation K-pop group, including members Eunkwang, Minhyuk, Changsub, Hyunsik, Peniel, and Sungjae, is known for their high-quality vocals and melodic tunes. The group recently participated in the Weverse Con Festival, along with &TEAM, ENHYPEN, NewJeans, ZICO, and more.

3) NCT

The dynamic K-pop group NCT can pull off chart-bursting trendy songs like Sticker and sweet remakes like H.O.T’s Candy is one of the groups to follow in 2023. One of its sub-units, NCT Dream, will return on July 17 with its third full-length studio album ISTJ. The album will include ten songs, including the title track ISTJ and Broken Melodies, the latter pre-releasing on June 19 at 6 PM KST.


The multitalented K-pop boy group SEVENTEEN is securing its place in the second spot of a brand reputation for 2023. However, their ranking was much expected due to their hit 2023 releases Super and their sub-unit BooSeokSoon’s (BSS) Fighting, which has all the fans dancing across social media. The group is set to re-release their previous out-of-print albums, including the track VERY NICE, on June 26, 2023, PLEDIS reported.

1) BTS

The global K-pop boy group celebrating its 10th debut anniversary in 2023, BTS, topped the brand reputation chart for this year, continuing their streak from last year. The seven-member boy group is currently pursuing solo projects as they complete their military service.

They recently surprised their fans with the single Take Two during FESTA 2023, featuring all the members. Moreover, ARMYs, make sure you wouldn’t miss the BTS 10th Anniversary FESTA @Yeouido and their collaboration exhibition with James Jean!

The Runner-Ups

Apart from these, many other reputable and popular male K-pop groups also charted on the brand reputation gaining significant percentages from the past month. The list included senior K-pop groups from 3rd and 2nd generation groups.

  • EXO
  • iKON
  • TVXQ
  • 2PM
Top K-pop boy groups 2023 Seventeen BTS
THE BOYZ (Left) and ATEEZ (Right) – Image via Twitter

Moreover, the ranking included new-gen artists prospering in the K-pop industry.

  • TXT
  • ONF

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