As years go by, popular trends, songs, and artists in the K-Pop industry constantly change. While one group might stay at the top of the popularity chart for several years, eventually the tides will change with new incoming artists, and the old ones often become legends in their own right.

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BLACKPINK’s Rosé

Over the last fifteen years or so, the K-Pop industry has changed drastically, and we’ve gone through different “generations” of artists in the genre. With each year, new artists are introduced to fans, and the cycle keeps continuing.

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Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon

These are the five most popular K-Pop girl groups each year from 2007 until now, based on data and numbers collected by Google analytics.

2007

5. Brown Eyed Girls: 216.2k

4. Fin.K.L: 649.0k

3. Girls’ Generation: 1.17 million

2. Wonder Girls: 1.74 million

1. Baby V.O.X: 2.32 million

2008

5. Fin.K.L: 435.5k

4. Brown Eyed Girls: 1.01 million

3. Baby V.O.X: 1.54 million

2. Girls’ Generation: 3.88 million

1. Wonder Girls: 7.31 million

2009

5. T-ARA: 2.88 million

4. 2NE1: 4.33 million

3. Wonder Girls: 5.68 million

2. Brown Eyed Girls: 7.14 million

1. Girls’ Generation: 12.43 million

2010

5. 2NE1: 4.33 million

4. Orange Caramel: 4.51 million

3. T-ARA: 4.93 million

2. Dal Shabet: 11.99 million

1. Girls’ Generation: 22.94 million

2011

5. 2NE1: 7.11 million

4. Trouble Maker: 8.65 million

3. Dal Shabet: 8.77 million

2. T-ARA: 22.74 million

1. Girls’ Generation: 34.95 million

2012

5. Tiny-G: 3.68 million

4. 2NE1: 4.03 million

3. Hello Venus: 4.13 million

2. T-ARA: 9.79 million

1. Girls’ Generation: 36.83 million

2013

5. Dal Shabet: 6.68 million

4. T-ARA: 7.56 million

3. Crayon Pop: 7.85 million

2. Girl’s Day: 8.30 million

1. Girls’ Generation: 21.55 million

2014

5. Girl’s Day: 4.48 million

4. Apink: 5.17 million

3. T-ARA: 6.39 million

2. Hello Venus: 9.67 million

1. Girls’ Generation: 14.87 million

2015

5. Girl’s Day: 3.90 million

4. EXID: 4.35 million

3. TWICE: 6.98 million

2. Dal Shabet: 8.26 million

1. Girls’ Generation: 12.12 million

2016

5. Red Velvet: 4.06 million

4. I.O.I: 4.14 million

3. Girls’ Generation: 7.03 million

2. BLACKPINK: 10.01 million

1. TWICE: 12.86 million

2017

5. Girls’ Generation: 4.69 million

4. F-ve Dolls: 5.47 million

3. Red Velvet: 6.91 million

2. BLACKPINK: 12.93 million

1. TWICE: 23.73 million

2018

5. Girls’ Generation: 3.12 million

4. Red Velvet: 5.37 million

3. IZ*ONE: 5.41 million

2. TWICE: 20.24 million

1. BLACKPINK: 34.23 million

2019

5. MAMAMOO: 3.38 million

4. MOMOLAND: 3.39 million

3. Red Velvet: 6.99 million

2. TWICE: 16.42 million

1. BLACKPINK: 18.78 million

2020

5. MOMOLAND: 3.85 million

4. Red Velvet: 4.30 million

3. ITZY: 4.51 million

2. TWICE: 15.26 million

1. BLACKPINK: 38.57 million

2021 (So Far)

5. GFRIEND: 3.80 million

4. Red Velvet: 4.07 million

3. ITZY: 4.65 million

2. TWICE: 15.12 million

1. BLACKPINK: 38.96 million