Discover the top 3 greatest K-Pop fandoms

The phenomenon of Korean pop bands AKA K-Pop seems unstoppable. For years, they have taken global relevance among the youngest listeners and not so much. Millions of followers form the fandoms of these groups and help them earn even more followers. Keep reading to find out which K-Pop fandom is the most influential.  

  • K-Pop was originated in South Korea but it's influenced by styles from around the world such as R&B, hip hop, and rock.
  • Surprisingly, the origins of Korean popular music date back to 1885. At first, it emerged as an expression of the people against Japanese oppression.
  • The Korean Wave officially started after 2010 worldwide, but groups like Wonder Girls or Girls Generation were the ones that opened the doors to the American market in 2007.

It won't surprise us to know that in numbers the one who has the most members is ARMY, this is BTS's fandom.

More than 48 million make it up worldwide and that figure is totally detached from the rest.

Not only is it the most numerous, but they have a lot of influence too.

The group works side by side with fans to position their songs on the charts and also to promote all kinds of merch.

Even the ARMYs are responsible for silencing negative comments on social media.

In second place is EXO-L.

A group of more than 8 million that supports one of the most famous K-pop bands in history.

It's that the Exo-Ls were long before the ARMY and in fact, they opened the way and set a trend in the way of catapult their favorite stars.

The difference in number is surprising but in influence, they are head to head.


Third, are the Blinks.

Already by name, we realize that it is the fandom of the 4-member girl band

The only girl group to compete in popularity with BTS currently.

However, the numbers of the Dynamite singers are totally out of range.

The Blinks boast over 13 million proud fans who go out of their way to keep their idols at the top of the charts.

Which one do you belong to?

Kelsey Miller

Certified English teacher by the University of Cambridge. Wine enjoyer, writing lover and cute Hollywood actors expert.+ info

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