The third generation K-pop group is one of the most successful groups in the entire history of the K-pop industry. They have a vast number of domestic as well as international fans. Becoming a K-pop idol is not easy. You have to go through a lot of struggles. The 3rd generation idols’ success has increased the level for all the 4th K-pop groups. Here is a list of five 4th generation groups blowing up right now.

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Though there are more 4th generation K-pop groups right now, we have included only the famous ones. However, that doesn’t mean they are bad or anything, but looking at the statistics and overall popularity, these five K-pop groups are top of their game and have an international fan following and multiple records under their name. With that being said, here are the top 5 4th generation K-pop groups right now.



ITZY is known as the “monster rookie” of Kpop. People can’t get enough of ITZY, thanks to its catchy song, explosive performance, massive album sales, and breakthrough on the global music chart. Many of ITZY’s songs, such as DALLA DALLA and Wannabe, have proven to be big smashes for their tremendous digital sales and YouTube views since their debut. For starters, visuals are the most crucial component in attracting followers, and ITZY has a lot more to offer.

Despite their young ages, the five members of ITZY, Yeji, Yuna, Lia, Chaeryoung, and Ryujin, have already made countless headlines in Korean tabloids due to their remarkable facial traits and bizarre body proportions. Fans aren’t going to stick around if you’re just gorgeous.

Idols must also possess particular abilities, such as dancing, singing, and stage presence. When all five members, notably Hwang Yeji, the “JYP’s Secret Weapon,” have great dance talents, ITZY appears to have it all covered.

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Stray Kids

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Stray Kids is an eight-member Boyband (Bang Chan, Lee Know, Changbin, Hyunjin, I.N, Seungmin, Han, and Felix. On Spotify, the South Korean boy band has over 2 billion listens! Stray Kids are the first fourth-generation K-pop group to achieve this feat.

The group joins BTS, BLACKPINK, TWICE, and EXO as the fifth Korean act to reach this milestone. 

Stray Kids, according to reports, have the most prominent monthly listener peak of any fourth-generation band on Spotify. By recently topping 6.5 million followers on Spotify, the group has extended its record as the most followed fourth-generation K-pop idol group.

Not only that, but Stray Kids are the third most popular boy band in Korea.

Stay Kids’ repackaged album ‘IN (In Life)’ has already surpassed 500 million Spotify streams earlier in December 2021.

Following this significant achievement, Spotify has revealed that Stray Kids have hit yet another high point on the worldwide streaming platform.

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SM’s rookie girl group, consisting of four members (Karina, Giselle, Winter, and NingNing), has all it takes to become a top female idol group. The band has made a name for themselves among 4th generation idols and the Kpop industry.

Despite the mixed reviews, Aespa is still going strong and had a successful 2021, demonstrating its individuality among major Kpop groups. With Black Mamba, SM’s long-awaited new female group debuted on November 17, 2020.

Coming from one of the Big 3 entertainment companies, Aespa drew a lot of attention before their debut due to their unique idea in Kpop history: virtual members.

Even though there are many differing viewpoints on the new concept or the graphic quality of the characters, this is still something that distinguishes Aespa from the competition.

The group is pursuing a new Kpop idea that is unquestionably contemporary and appropriate for the internet era. This picture of Aespa will undoubtedly make an impression on the public as a pioneer.

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Tomorrow X Together (TXT)

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TXT is a five-member boyband with Yeonjun as the leader and Soobin, Taehyun, Boemgyu, and HueningKai under the HYBE label. TXT’s current album is still climbing the Billboard charts over two months after being released.

TXT’s second studio album, “The Chaos Chapter: FREEZE,” released on May 31, was the first K-pop album to spend seven weeks on the Billboard 200 in 2021. Meanwhile, TXT’s viral B-side “Anti-Romantic” debuted at No. 22 on the Global Digital Single Sales list this week, tying BTS’ “Film Out.” and TXT’s title track “0X1 = LOVESONG (I Know I Love You)” for the longest-running 2021 song on the Korean act charts.

Since their debut, TXT has been wowing listeners with their music, and they continue to prove that they’re worthy performers, composers, and artists with a slew of tracks ranging from bright pop “Crown” to deep rock “LO$ER=LOER.”

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Enhypen is a seven-member boy band under Belift Lab. Belift Lab, a joint venture between CJ ENM and Hybe Corporation, established the South Korean boy band ENHYPEN.

Jungwon, Heeseung, Jay, Jake, Sunghoon, Sunoo, and Ni-ki are the members of the band, which was formed through the 2020 survival challenge show ‘I-Land.’ The group was formed through the reality show I-Land.

They officially debuted on November 30, 2020, with their mini-album Border: Day One.

ENHYPEN is not only flourishing in their native nation of South Korea, but they are blowing most other groups out of the water less than a year into their career as a musical act creating popular music.

The band has just produced two short albums, but they already can sell like a band that has been dominating the domestic charts for an extended period.

With this album, ENHYPEN demonstrated its exceptional worldwide strength by topping the weekly global chart for four weeks, from the third week of January to the second week of February.

Drunk-Dazed’ from the second mini-album ‘BORDER: CARNIVAL’ has achieved 100 million Spotify streams, becoming the second track after ‘Fever.’

The super rookie group also becomes the first 4th generation K-pop group to reach 7.5 million monthly app listeners and the fastest K-pop musicians to reach 700 million total streams.

In the second week of February, ENHYPEN rose to the top of the Hanteo Chart.

The Weekly Physical Album Chart and Weekly Global Chart have been launched by Hanteo Chart, the world’s only real-time music chart. ENHYPEN’s ‘DIMENSION: ANSWER’ topped the global weekly chart.

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