There are many opinions about what the top groups are. However, the only ones we’ve come across that appear to have an objective basis are those created by the Korean Business Research Institute. These rankings are determined through an analysis of the consumer participation, media coverage, interaction, and community indexes of various girl groups.The Korean Business Research Institute statistics are released monthly. Our analysis provides a broader and more balanced view by combining the monthly rankings into annual averages. These rankings are based on social media metrics only. To see an analysis of sales you should use the Gaon Music Charts.
This graphic represents annual averages by month of the rankings of the top 10 Kpop Girl Groups.
This graphic shows the rank distribution of the top 10 Kpop Girl Groups.
For example, TWICE has ranked number one for two periods, number two for four periods and number three for twelve periods during the time that we have maintained data for this analysis. The popularity of the top groups is remarkably stable. The lower the rank, the more variable the rank distribution becomes.
This graphic represents annual averages by month of the rankings of the top 20 Kpop Girl Groups.
This graphic shows the rank distribution of the top 20 Kpop Girl Groups.
This chart shows how the ranks of the current top 20 girl groups have changed in the near term.
The first column shows the difference in rank between the current month and the previous month. The next column shows the difference in rank between the current month and a half year ago.
aespa has shown the largest increase moving up two positions to 18th place since last month and up 19 positions from 37th place since half year ago. aespa is a four-member group which premiered in November 2020 with the digital single “Black Mamba”. On the other hand, Girls’ Generation has moved down one position since last month and down one position since half year ago. This is the first time in the four-year history that we have been maintaining this analysis that Girls’ Generation has dropped out of the top 10. (G)I-DLE has shown the largest decrease moving down two positions since last month and four positions since half year ago.
You might also be interested in our Favorite Kpop Girl Group Videos: panpacificpoporchestra.com/Favorite_Kpop_Girl_Group_Videos.html which has YouTube playlists for most of the top 20 Kpop girl groups.