While the “Big Three” entertainment companies in the K-Pop industry aren’t as clear as they used to be, for a long time, SM Entertainment, JYP Entertainment, and YG Entertainment were the biggest names in the business.

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BLACKPINK’s Rosé

Even though other companies in the industry are doing extremely well these days and could be considered in the top three, each of these companies still has a huge impact on the K-Pop community. Their girl groups in particular have been known to be some of the most popular and beloved in the industry, and though the girl groups with the most attention have changed over the years, most of them are still in these three companies.

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Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon

These have been the top 5 most popular K-Pop girl groups from the top three companies of each year in the last decade, based on Google Analytics search results. The graph for each year shows the percentage of searches each artist had compared to each other that year!

2012

5. f(x)

4. Miss A

3. Wonder Girls

2. 2NE1

1. Girls’ Generation

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2013

5. f(x)

4. Wonder Girls

3. Miss A

2. 2NE1

1. Girls’ Generation

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2014

5. f(x)

4. Miss A

3. Red Velvet

2. 2NE1

1. Girls’ Generation

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2015

5. Miss A

4. 2NE1

3. Red Velvet

2. TWICE

1. Girls’ Generation

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2016

5. 2NE1

4. Red Velvet

3. Girls’ Generation

2. BLACKPINK

1. TWICE

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2017

5. 2NE1

4. Girls’ Generation

3. Red Velvet

2. BLACKPINK

1. TWICE

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2018

5. 2NE1

4. Girls’ Generation

3. Red Velvet

2. TWICE

1. BLACKPINK

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2019

5. Girls’ Generation

4. ITZY

3. Red Velvet

2. TWICE

1. BLACKPINK

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2020

5. aespa

4. Red Velvet

3. ITZY

2. TWICE

1. BLACKPINK

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2021 (So Far)

5. Girls’ Generation

4. Red Velvet

3. ITZY

2. TWICE

1. BLACKPINK

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Overall:

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