Kpop boy groups

KPOP Dictionary: What is a Maknae?

In case you didn’t know, a Maknae is basically the youngest member of a Kpop group. But what is so special about the youngest member and why is there a special term for them? We will look into this and make sure that you understand the whole concept. This will add a lot of wisdom and insights to your next conservation about Kpop.

What does maknae mean?

What maknae means can be easily summed up in one short sentence. A maknae is the youngest member of a Kpop group. It is that simple. But there is more to it than you might think.

10 maknae members you have to know

Suzy (Miss A)

She is the Miss A Maknae but even if she is the youngest member of the group, she doesn’t mind the huge stage. You can see that during her concerts and performances, but also in the video below, where she throughs the opening pitch at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. If you want to know more about her or Miss A, please check out my page about Suzy and my Miss A profile.

Minzy (2NE1)

She is the 2NE1 Maknae and even if some of her group members overshadow her from time to time, you can expect big things from her in the future. Look out  for her solo career, now that she has the time for it. Watch the video below to get an idea about how special this Kpop idol is.

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Subin (Dal Shabet)

She is the Maknae of Dal Shabet and you should check out her incredible talent in the video below. If you are looking for some soul in a Korean voice, than she might be the one for you. And check out her other music as well, because they make awesome music. If you want to know more about her, please visit my Dal Shabet profile.


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Seohyun (SNSD)

She is the SNSD Maknae. There is a lot to say about Girls Generation, their music and their looks. But Seohyun is definitely one of my favourite members. I think she can do it all. Singing, dancing and looking fabulous. If you want to know more about her, check out my SNSD profile or watch the video below.


Kwon So Hyun (4Minute)

She is the 4Minute maknae and you should look out for her, because she is an incredible dancer. But that is not everything you should know about her. Therefore, you should have a look at my 4Minute profile, where you can find amazing facts about her and her group members. Also make sure to watch the video below. Especially, if you need some aegyo to get an extra portion of happiness in your life today.


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Lee Sungjong (INFINITE)

He is the INFINITE Maknae. The youngest member of one of the most successful Kpop boy groups really knows how to entertain, dance and sing. Watch the video below, to find out which kind of music they make. (In case you don’t know it already.) For more about him and his group members, make sure to visit my INFINITE profile.



Kyuhyun (Super Junior)

He is the Super Junior Maknae! But he is not only the youngest member of a Kpop boy group. He can sing, dance and entertain. Did i mention that he is super cute? Anyway, there are certain advantages you have, when you are the maknae of a Kpop group. One is getting crazily spoiled by the other members. Watch the video below and you will know, what i am talking about.


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Jungkook (BTS)

He is the Maknae of BTS. One of the reasons why we all love our maknaes so much is because they are so cute and funny. Jungkook is just another perfect example of this. If you don’t know what i mean watch the video below and you will instantly get it. Also make sure to not miss my BTS profile, with lots and lots of interesting and fun stuff about him and the other BTS members.


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Zelo (BAP)

He is the maknae of BAP. I think he is one of the best Korean male rappers in all of Kpop. What do you think? Let me know in the comment section below and lets talk about some raps. If you haven’t heard him yet, watch the video below. I definitely like what he is doing. Check out my BAP profile, for even more about him and the other members of the group.


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Chansung (2PM)

He is the Maknae of 2PM. His group is big fun and pure entertainment. And he is one of my favourites of 2PM. His good looks might play into this, i am sure. And just in case you have ever wondered how kissing Chansung might look like, please check the video below. Him and Fei, what do you think about this Kpop couple?

I am pretty sure that you now know, what a maknae is. Please let me know, who your favourite Kpop maknae is and why?

30 Kpop Boy Groups You Cannot Live Without

I am interested on singers like Jordan Smith. I even wanted to know why is jordan smith not touring? I also like Kpop boy groups! I realized that there are so many Kpop boy groups out there and some of them do not get as much love as they deserve. Some might not even be known outside of South Korea!

I made this list of Korean boy groups to give you an overview about all the incredible male music artist from Korea. If you want to have a more in depth look on certain band, please don’t hesitate to check out their member profiles.

1. Big Bang

Big Bang is one of the most well known Kpop boy groups worldwide. They are a 5-member group consisting of T.O.P, G-Dragon, Daesung, Taeyang and Seuring. Big Bang debuted in August 2016 and are managed by YG Entertainment. Their music is a mix of Hip Hop, R&B, Electronic and K-POp. Not only did they have success as a group, but also as solo artist. Especially G-Dragon became a household name in the Korean music industry. By the way, their live concerts are freaking amazing. Check out my Big Bang profile for more about the boys.

Big Bang Profile

You want more Big Bang music videos?

Fantastic Baby

Bad Boy



Infinite debuted in 2010 and are managed by Woolim Entertainment. The members are Dongwoo, Sungkyu, Hoya, Woohyun, Sungyeol, L and Sungjong. They use a lot of electronic and dance elements in their music which makes their songs some of the best Kpop exports overall. They won numerous Korean and international awards for their work. Want more in depth information? Read our INFINITE profile now!


For more INFINITE music visit:

Last Romeo



3. Beast

Beast, also known as B2ST debuted in 2009 and are managed by Cube Entertainment. The six members of the group are Yoon Doo-joon, Yong Jun-hyung, Yang Yo-seob, Lee Gi-kwang, and Son Dong-woon. The original sixth member Jang Hyun-seung departed in April 2016, making Beast a 5-member boy group. But Beast will be Beast and, considering their success in Korea and especially Japan, will will hear a lot more awesome music from them.

BEAST Profile

Like it? Here is more from BEAST:




4. 2PM

2PM are another awesome Kpop boy group that deserves some more love outside of South Korea. They are managed by JYP Entertainment and debuted in 2008. The 2PM members are Jun. K, Nichkhun, Taecyeon, Wooyoung, Junho and Chansung. They used to be seven members, until Jay Park left the group in 2010. 2PM are especially successful in South Korea and Japan. Related Kpop boy groups: 2AM

2PM Members

Some more time for 2PM music videos?

I’ll be back

Without U

Hands Up

5. SHINee

SHINee debuted in 2008 and are managed by S.M. Entertainment. Taemin, Onew, Jonghyun, Key and Minho are the five members of this incredible Kpop boy group. So what does make them so special that they deserve a spot on this list? Their Hip Hop beats and strong live performances are the main reason for their success. But they are also fashion stars in South Korea starting quite an amount of trends in the industry. The music speaks for itself though. Enjoy! Please visit this SHINee profile to get to know them a little bit better.

SHINee Profile

What do do think? Want some more music?

Why so serious?



6. Super Junior

Super Junior debuted in 2005 and is managed by S.M. Entertainment. At some point of their career, the group had 13 members. But considering that this is one of the longest active Kpop boy group some line-up changes are very understandable. Their current members are Leeteuk, Heechul, Yesung, Kangin, Shindong, Sungmin, Eunhyuk, Siwon, Donghae, Ryeowook and Kyuhyun. But they are not only successful with their music. Especially one member has some huge success in acting, starring in one of the best Korean dramas of 2015. Yes I mean you Choi Siwon!

Super Junior Members

In case you need some more Super Junior music:

Sexy, Free and Single



7. B.A.P

BAP consist of the five members Kim Himchan, Bang Jong Guk, Yoo Youngjae, Jung Daehyun, Moon Jongup and Choi Jun Hong.  They debuted in January 2012 and are one of the most well known Kpop idols worldwide. If you want to know more about the members, please visit this BAP profile.

BAP Profile

Yes there are more cool song from BAP:

Young, Wild and Free


One Shot

8. BTS

BTS are also well known as the Bangtan Boys. They debuted in June 2013 and are managed by Big Hit Entertainment. And they most certainly are a big hit. They are big in South Korea and Japan, but also received some love in the United States, where they performed during their 2015 world tour.  The BTS members are Jin, Suga, Rap Monster, J-Hope, V, Jimin and Jungkook. Don’t miss my BTS profile, for even more cool facts about the boys.

BTS Members

Do you want more BTS?

Boy in Love

I Need You


9. EXO

EXO debuted in 2012 and is managed by S.M. Entertainment. After some reshuffling over the years the group now consists of nine members:  Xiumin, Suho, Lay, Baekhyun, Chen, Chanyeol, D.O., Kai and Sehun. They might be the most familiar Korean boy group to people outside of South Korea. Which does have a lot to do with the fact that they had quite the success overseas. And, surely, because of their powerful music. Check out my EXO profile!

EXO Profile

You cannot get enough of EXO?

Call Me Baby

Love Me Right


10. BtoB

BtoB debuted in March 2012 and is managed by Cube Entertainment. They are a seven-member Kpop boy group consisting of Eunkwang, Minhyuk, Changsub, Hyunsik, Peniel, Ilhoon and Sungjae. The group has been awarded a number of Korean music prizes and they are surprisingly well known outside of South Korea. Their music is a mixture of R&B and Kpop. Sounds interesting? Check out the video below. And don’t miss our in depth BtoB profile!

BtoB Members

Is there more from BtoB? Yes there is:

Way Back Home

You are so fly

It’s Okay


12. iKON

Don’t miss my iKON profile, if you want to get to know the boys a little bit better.

13. GOT7

Check out my GOT profile for even more on this amazing Kpop boy group.

14. H.O.T

15. TVXQ!


17. G.O.D.

18. U-KISS




22. C-Clown

23. High4


25. Wonder Boyz

26. UNIQ

27. Boys Republic

28. DAY6

29. N.Flying

30. M4M

What do you think about all these Kpop boy groups? And most importantly who is your favourite band?