We’ve taken a look recently at some of the top 5 most-searched K-Pop idols of each year in different categories, such as dancers, maknaes, and leaders, and now we’ll be looking into the most popular K-Pop boy groups through the same method!

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BTS’s RM

Through Google Analytics, it’s possible to look back in time and see which artists were getting the most interest and attention over the years based on search results. Though there have been a lot of changes over these most influential boy groups over the last decade, there have been many who have stayed in the top five for multiple years.

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Stray Kids’ Felix

Here are the top 5 most popular K-Pop boy groups of each year over the last decade, based on Google searches. They’re compared to each other by their popularity for each year, as well as in total over the entire decade in the last graph!

2012

5. CNBLUE

4. EXO

3. SHINee

2. BIGBANG

1. Super Junior

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2013

5. GOT7

4. SHINee

3. BIGBANG

2. Super Junior

1. EXO

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2014

5. SHINee

4. BIGBANG

3. GOT7

2. Super Junior

1. EXO

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2015

5. BTS

4. iKON

3. GOT7

2. BIGBANG

1. EXO

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2016

5. SEVENTEEN

4. GOT7

3. BTS

2. EXO

1. BIGBANG

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2017

5. SEVENTEEN

4. GOT7

3. Wanna One

2. EXO

1. BTS

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2018

5. iKON

4. SEVENTEEN

3. TXT

2. EXO

1. BTS

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2019

5. NCT

4. TXT

3. SEVENTEEN

2. EXO

1. BTS

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2020

5. TXT

4. GOT7

3. Stray Kids

2. NCT

1. BTS

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2021 (So Far)

5. TXT

4. Stray Kids

3. GOT7

2. NCT

1. BTS

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Overall:

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