15 Underrated South Korean bands you should be listening to

Updated on May 11, 2020 11:43 AM IST  |  7.8M
   
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15 Underrated South Korean bands you should be listening to

Raise your hand if you like K-pop. South Korean pop music or K-pop is becoming more of a global phenomenon. With a wide range of pop sounds, amazing dancing skills and great lyrics, K-pop music is here to stay. While some groups have made a mark in the world with the great talent they have, some have not received the same kind of attention. This post aims at elevating the talented K-pop groups that you should be listening to. 

You must have heard about BTS, Blackpink, Mamamoo, GFriend, EXO, Got7, Monsta X and other popular K-pop idol groups, but various other idol groups haven't got the recognition they deserve. Hence, we are putting together 15 incredible K-pop groups that are underrated and deserve your attention. Don’t forget to tell us if we missed your favourite group in the comments section below. 

Without further ado, let’s dive into the world of K-pop and check some underrated yet super-talented South Korean groups. 

Day6  

Consisting of 5 members, this boy group debuted in 2015 under JYP entertainment. These are some of the most talented artists in the K-pop industry - they even play their own instruments. 

The Rose 

The Rose is a group of 4 members who often get overlooked despite being one of the most incredible performers. They debuted in the year 2017 with their single ‘Sorry’. 

KARD

K.A.R.D is a co-ed band (quite rare in the K-pop industry) consisting of 2 male and 2 female members. This group officially debuted in 2017. 

In2it 

A 6-member band who debuted in the year 2017 with “Amazing”. They had their first tour in India in 2019. They won hearts with their performance on “The Jawani Song” from the movie Student of the Year 2. 

VIXX                                    

This is also a 6-member boy band who debuted in the year 2012. However, it has been reported that 5 members of the band have renewed their contracts with their agency but one of the members called Ravi will not be renewing his contract. 

ASTRO 

This boyband is a 6-member group who debuted in 2016 under Fantagio Entertainment. They have released their latest mini-album “Blue Flame” in November 2019. 

SF9  

This 9-member group debuted in 2016 with their first single album, Feeling Sensation. They have a solid discography as well as great members who are candid with their fans about their dreams. 

Nu’est 

It is a 5-member group who debuted in 2012. One of the members of the group Minhyun was promoted as a member of the group Wanna One, while others were promoted as a sub-unit NU’EST W. 

VAV

This talented 7-member boy band who also visited India last year to meet their fans known as VAMPZ. They debuted in 2015 under A-Team entertainment. 

AZM 

The 4-member group’s name stands for their intention to explore all genres of music (A-Z). They started their career in 2019 with their song “Edge”. 

Dreamcatcher 

A 7-member girl group with amazing vocals and complex choreography deserves all the attention in the world. They debuted in 2017. 

Block B 

This group debuted with 7 members in 2011. This band has been around a long time but still haven’t received the recognition they deserve. 

GWSN 

This 7-member girl group debuted in 2018. They have a cool concept going on pretty much in all their songs. 

iKON 

Okay, they are not as underrated as the other groups but compared to their contemporaries, they haven’t received the same recognition. 

A.C.E. 

This 5-member group debuted in the year 2017. The name A.C.E. stands for Adventure Calling Emotions – a message to people to have emotions that urge them to go on adventures. Isn’t that cool? 

Don’t forget to give a shout out to your favourite underrated K-pop group in the comments section. 

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Comments
Anonymous : I hate when talented people get ignored why we always judge them they all do there best and from my side side every k-pop group is no.1 please support them
REPLY 1 1 week ago
Anonymous : you should add dongkiz they are really telanted they just need more fans and they are really underrated you wont regret plzzz go check them out
REPLY 1 1 month ago
Anonymous : hi, im a Dong-ari and true they shoulve been in this list. ppl dont even know their existence. that said our fam is really increasing. lets go stream Crazy night. this comeback has been our fastest comeback. soon Dongkiz will be on billboards
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Anonymous : So happy seeing both Day6 and The Rose on the list! They release great music and have amazing vocals and instrument playing skills (?) and to anyone who’s reading this I would also suggest Pentagon, so talented and hard working, give them a listen and you won’t be disappointed :)
REPLY 0 1 month ago
Anonymous : what about ateez and skz?
REPLY 1 1 month ago
Anonymous : Insert ONEUS, ONEWE and PENTAGON!
REPLY 3 2 months ago
Anonymous : most of these groups are just underappreciated than underrated
REPLY 0 2 months ago
Anonymous : Okay but please add WJSN to the list, they have a cool vibe, and they're truly very amazing.
REPLY 0 3 months ago
Anonymous : I love BTS I love Jungkokk, TAe, Jimin, Namjoon, JIn, My hobiii, SUga
REPLY 2 4 months ago
Anonymous : Even onlyoneof is sooooo underrated
REPLY 6 5 months ago
Anonymous : Imma stan VAV
REPLY 6 8 months ago
Anonymous : Astro is literally amazing!!°
REPLY 11 1 year ago
Anonymous : Thank you so much for including Astro! I am an Aroha and I always feel that they deserve more attention. I guarantee that you will fall in love with them as soon as you listen to their angelic voices and feel their positive presence.
REPLY 0 1 year ago
Anonymous : Nu'est forever !!!
REPLY 0 1 year ago
Anonymous : When Hanbin (B.I.) returns "officially" to the band, iKON will become popular again !
REPLY 0 1 year ago
Anonymous : ateez!!
REPLY 0 1 year ago
Anonymous : No, because Ateez is really popular in the USA
REPLY 0 1 year ago
Anonymous : Among the YG artists, AKMU is the most underrated one. In fact, it is less famous than IKon, you should've included em
REPLY 0 1 year ago
Anonymous : ASTRO is amazing.Such a talented group.
REPLY 0 1 year ago
Anonymous : Finally someone recognizes a.c.e- they are still such a hardworking group. From busking to debuting. They still even busk once in a while- where proud of them!
REPLY 0 1 year ago
Anonymous : Ab6ix is not here. Although their songs are great and refreshing but they don't get any attention. Idk what's up with ppl they don't listen to good artists. I'm not saying that these underrated groups are more better than the other groups but the thing I'm saying is they just need attention. They work hard for us and this is what we give them.
REPLY 0 1 year ago
Anonymous : I agree. And APRIL too.
REPLY 0 8 months ago
Anonymous : You forgot to include The boyz.... They r also underrated
REPLY 0 1 year ago
Anonymous : yea i love them
REPLY 0 5 months ago
Anonymous : Ss501 should be added
REPLY 0 1 year ago
Anonymous : Correct
REPLY 0 1 year ago
Anonymous : VIXX, IKON and Nu'est are not underrated.
REPLY 0 1 year ago
Anonymous : I am so happy you included The Rose they deserve all the love.
REPLY 0 1 year ago
Anonymous : Thank you Soo much for including ASTRO!! They're such a good example of talent and hardwork!!!it hutrs to see people sleeping over them...please support ASTRO's upcoming comeback on 4th May 2020 !! #GATEWAY#ASTRO#KNOCK
REPLY 0 1 year ago
Anonymous : I think you forget half of the industry! Oh my girl, cherry bullet, loona, seventeen, SKZ etc
REPLY 0 1 year ago
Anonymous : SEVENTEEN and SKZ are not underrated but they DESERVE more.
REPLY 0 1 year ago
Anonymous : I'm so happy they mentioned day6 and the rose they have got amazing vocals but plzz mention BTOB too I. Mean they deserve better
REPLY 0 1 year ago
Anonymous : also their juniors pentagon
REPLY 1 1 year ago
Anonymous : The Rose and Day6 are both amazingly talented groups that deserve way more attention...compose great songs, play live and great vocals!!!!
REPLY 0 1 year ago
Anonymous : You must included MAMAMOO❤
REPLY 0 1 year ago
Anonymous : Mama moo are not underated
REPLY 0 1 year ago
Anonymous : Thank you so much for including GWSN they are amazing (and just had a comeback)
REPLY 0 1 year ago
Anonymous : These groups aren't underrated...
REPLY 0 1 year ago
Anonymous : Please include Pentagon in this! They debuted around the same time as SF9, release great song after great song but always get forgotten
REPLY 0 1 year ago
Anonymous : Exactly
REPLY 0 1 year ago
Anonymous : Exactly
REPLY 0 1 year ago
Anonymous : PENTAGON DESERVES SO MUCH MORREEEEEEEEE
REPLY 0 1 year ago
Anonymous : You forgot seventeen, Ateez, oneus
REPLY 0 1 year ago
Anonymous : seventeen and ateez aren't underrated
REPLY 0 1 year ago
Anonymous : ATEEZ definitely are underrated
REPLY 0 1 year ago
Anonymous : Up10tion deserves to be on this list
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REPLY 0 1 year ago
Anonymous : Yes I agree
REPLY 0 11 months ago
Anonymous : You forgot seventeen
REPLY 0 1 year ago
Anonymous : Exactly!!
REPLY 0 1 year ago
Anonymous : Seventeen is not underrated at all
REPLY 0 1 year ago
Anonymous : YOU FORGOT ATEEZ, GOLDEN CHILD, VERIVERY!!
REPLY 0 1 year ago
Anonymous : ateez isn't underrated
REPLY 0 1 year ago
Anonymous : ATEEZ are underrated
REPLY 0 1 year ago
Anonymous : You forgot Ateez
REPLY 0 1 year ago
Anonymous : Yeah they are but but not get recognition for that
REPLY 0 1 year ago
Anonymous : Bro, they're not at all underrated, according to me.
REPLY 0 1 year ago
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Anonymous : they are, look at illusion. 2.1 million vieuws but the song is so good. thats so underrated
REPLY 0 6 months ago
Anonymous : Forgot WJSN
REPLY 0 1 year ago
Anonymous : they arent underrated every one knows them except for kpop newbies
REPLY 0 1 year ago
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Anonymous : I think people know them but they don't get the same love other artists do - that way they're kinda underrated.
REPLY 0 1 year ago
Anonymous : Include ONEUS and ONEWE too please. They deserve much more
REPLY 0 1 year ago
Anonymous : I agree!!
REPLY 0 1 year ago
Anonymous : Hey you forgot LOONA and Oh my Girl
REPLY 0 1 year ago
Anonymous : Loona isn't underrated lol
REPLY 0 1 year ago
Anonymous : Thanks for including Dreamcatcher. They truly deserve the world. TBH they're more talented than all the overrated kpop bands who steal all the spotlight
REPLY 0 1 year ago
Anonymous : What do you mean by steal??? They owned that... BTS was once a underrated and told that they would never make to the top... But they proved themselves... Although I love every k-pop band, this is something everyone should accept... Thank you so much
REPLY 0 1 year ago
Anonymous : BTS was once underrated yes, but now that people listen to them worldwide, they focus on them more than bands who deserve a bit of appreciation, like Dreamcatcher and many others. So they kind of are stealing the spotlight.
REPLY 0 1 year ago
Anonymous : We all know that dreamcatcher is amazing but you can't say that bands like blackpink, bts, txt, exo, got7 etc.are over rated because people like listening to them and they have capability to get spotlight in kpop industry You should think before typing.
REPLY 0 1 year ago
Anonymous : Dreamcatcher is a Gem, they have flawless discography, there is no point in comparing with other groups. They will probably get the limelight when people start seeing the talent, then visuals or studios or sob stories.
REPLY 2 3 months ago