8 K-pop Boy Groups
with Ten or More Members
By Patti Sunio
Lucky for us who are alive to see this day witnessing ten (or more!) handsome and talented men fit in one screen, performing with so much passion and aegyo!
These groups have originally debuted with ten or more members, and while some have exited and lessened the number count, there are commendable ones who have stayed intact through the years.
Here’s our list:
1. SUPER JUNIOR
2005 to present
Members: Originally debuted with 13 members but two have left. The group now has seven active members, while others are current members but inactive due to various reasons, including the mandatory military service.
Subgroups: Super Junior KRY with Kyuhyun, Ryeowook, and Yesung; Super Junior D&E with Donghae and Eunhyuk, Super Junior-Trot, Super Junior-M for the Chinese-Korean members, and Super Junior Happy.
2012 to present
Members: The group had 12 original members but three have left the group, for health-related reasons, and unsettled differences with their respective agencies.
Subgroups: Exo-K for the Korean unit, and Exo-M for Korean and Mandarin performances. Another sub-unit was created in 2016, called CBX, with members Chen, Baekhyun, and Xiumin.
2015 to present
Members: 13 members since debut and up to today! They are also known as the “self-producing” idol group, for their heavy involvement in the composition and production of their songs.
Subgroups: The Hip-Hop unit consists of S.Coups, Wonwoo, Mingyu, and Vernon. The Vocal unit includes Jeonghan, Joshua, Woozi, DK, and Seungkwan. The Performance unit has Jun, Hoshi, The8, and Dino.
2015 to present
Members: The group has debuted with 10 members and retains its member count today, with one inactive member, Wooshin, who is taking a break for health reasons after a controversy. Their name is pronounced “up-tension”.
Subgroups: The group has no subunit.