Put simply, in these 19 boy groups of K-Pop gen 3, the following members are so popular that even people who are not fans of K-Pop know them.

In a K-Pop idol group, there will always be one (or a few) members with higher popularity for various reasons. Even if you’re not a fan of a certain group, you will probably know the names or even remember the faces of certain members.


A post on an online forum in Korea recently listed members of 3rd gen boy groups that even non-fans know about. In fact, for those who have no interest in these groups, the only thing they know is probably just the group name. However, if you have time to update the news, even if you are not a fan of the above groups, you may have seen some members appear in the media or online discussions.


Below is a list of 19 3rd gen boy groups and the members that Knet thinks even non-fans know or have heard of them at least once:

BTS – RM (Speaking at the awards ceremony), V (Handsome), Jungkook (Appearing on real-time search rankings)

EXO – Chen (Appearing on real-time search rankings), Baekhyun (Too famous), Kai (Croptop, dating)

SEVENTEEN – Seungkwan (participating in variety shows), Mingyu (Boyfriend style photos)

NCT – Taeyong (Appearing on newspapers a lot, handsome), Mark (‘High School Rapper’), Jaehyun (Handsome)

Wanna One – Kang Daniel (Hot topic)

BTOB – Yook Sung Jae (Acting in many dramas and variety shows), Seo Eun Kwang (Humor), Lee Chang Sub (Silver hair)

VIXX – Hongbin (Criticized for scandal), N (Many personal activities), Ravi (‘1 Night 2 Days’, Mercedes-Benz)

GOT7 – Jackson (Humor)

WINNER – Song Mino (‘Show Me The Money’, ‘New Journey to the West’)

MONSTA X – Wonho (Much criticized for scandal), Shownu

N.Flying – Yoo Hwe Seung (‘Produce 101’ Season 2)

UP10TION – Kim Woo Seok, Lee Jin Hyuk (‘Produce X 101’)

iKON – Bobby (‘Show Me The Money’)

ASTRO – Cha Eun Woo (Handsome)

SF9 – Rowoon, Chani (Acting in many dramas)

PENTAGON – Hui (Composing a lot)

VICTON – Choi Byung Chan, Han Seung Woo (‘Produce X 101’)

Golden Child – Choi Bo Min (Ryu Ju Ha’s role in ‘A-TEEN 2’)

TXT – Yeonjun, Soobin (Frequently appearing on Facebook)

The list created some controversy because of the absence of many names that netizens thought were highly popular with non-fans. In addition, many people also realize that if you are really literally a non-fan, you will not pay attention and know so much.


“If you are really a non-fan, you only know the name of the group like EXO or BTS, not the member’s name. Only those who are thinking about whether to become a fan or not are able to know that much”

“Non-fans really do not know anyone besides BTS and EXOㅋㅋ They only know V, Jungkook and Jimin from BTS, and DO, Kai, Chanyeol from EXO. Ah, and recently Chen, too, many non-fans would know about his premarital pregnancy.”

“But if I were a non-fan, I wouldn’t have watched Produce 101.”

“How about WINNER’s Kang Seung Yoon and ‘Superstar K’? Even my mom knows him.”

“Why isn’t there Kang Seung Yoon? Don’t fans from other groups know Kang Seung Yoon, too?”

“Non-fans will know about D.O., huh…”

“Baekhyun is simply very famous? Are you kidding? ㅋㅋㅋ In contrast, Baekhyun is known more for dating. And non-fans know more about D.O., right?”

“Apart from BTS, EXO, Kang Daniel, Yook Sung Jae, Song Mino, Cha Eun Woo, I don’t know anyone else on this list.”

“Get rid of the people who participated in ‘Produce X 101’. I’m an idol fan but I don’t know any of them who participated in ‘Produce X 101’…”

“But if I were a non-fan I wouldn’t even know who TXT is, let alone knowing Yeonjun or Soobin…”

“In EXO. compared to Kai or Chanyeol, the one who has been in dramas and movies like D.O. must be more popular with non-fans… Like BTS’s V.”