It seems like every year, one male idol group is able to gain a large amount of popularity enough to be labeled the “trend” of the year.
Not all groups find success right after debuting, but when they do finally find their success, sometimes they’re able to become a nationwide trend. One netizen recently created a post about trendy male idol groups from 2007 til now, showing which male group appeared to dominate above all others for the year. The post has gained a lot of popularity online, with many agreeing with most of the list. A translation of the post and all the photos can be found below:
2007 – TVXQ
2008 – BIGBANG
2009 – 2PM
2010 – SHINee
2012 – INFINITE
2013 – EXO
2014 – EXO
2015 – BTS
Koreaboo has collected reactions from Netizens who commented on the original article from our Korean source. The below comments are the most popular comments at the time of this article being published.
- Many of these trending groups went on to became the top groups
- Big Bang!!! I remember when they started blowing up
- 2PM in 09 was crazy….
- EXO 2 years in a row!
- BEAST ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ
- BTS is seriously trending these days
- EXO Class!!!
- INFINITE is still so popular!!