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5 K-pop groups with no foreign members: MAMAMOO, iKON, more!

We often see K-pop talent agencies opening international applications, allowing foreigners to bid on their dream of becoming K-pop idols. Groups like NCT, (G) I-DLE, TWICE, GOT7, and TREASURE are some of the hot spots with some overseas members carving their names into the industry.

Nevertheless, there are also K-pop groups with a pure Korean line-up on their group which proves that Koreans are also gifted in various fields such as singing, dancing, rapping, songwriting, producing and even acting and MC.

Which groups are made up of purely Korean members? If you are new to K-pop, this list is for you!

Here are 5 K-pop groups with no foreign members


(Photo: Twitter || @RBW_MAMAMOO)

This quartet’s vocal vocal group founded by RBW Entertainment (formerly known as WA Entertainment) has all members born in Korea. The leader and vocalist of Solar is from Gangseo-gu in Seoul, and rapper Moon Byul was born in Bucheon. On the other hand, Wheein and Hwasa are from Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do.

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Recently, the vocalist of ‘HIP’ has returned with the title track ‘ILLELLA’, which features a rich vocal song with a dose of reggae influences. According to MOOMOOs, these song elements added zing to the song.

Check out the latest MAMAMOO music video here:

2. BIG


(Photo: Twitter || @YG_GlobalVIP)

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This boy band was formed as part of YG Entertainment and belongs to the representatives of the second generation of K-pop. All four members of BIGBANG were born in South Korea. G-Dragon and TOP rappers are from Seoul, Taeyang from Ujeongbu, and Daesung was born in Incheon.

The former Seungri member who left the group in 2019 is also from South Korea.



(Photo: Twitter || @STAYC_official)

Formerly known as HIGHUP Girls, this group of 6 girls is managed by High Up Entertainment. Debuting on November 12, 2020, the group consists of Sumin, Sieun, Isa, Seeun, Yoon and J. All the singers of “Stereotype” were born in South Korea.

Everyone chose STAYC on their last, third album, “WE NEED LOVE” which featured “BEAUTIFUL MONSTER” accompanied by acoustic guitar and bass as the main song.

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This totally Korean group of girls will delight you!

Watch the music video here:

4. iKON


(Photo: Twitter || @YG_iKONIC)

Are you one of those listeners who can’t get rid of the extraordinary’s?arangeul haetta uriga manna“lyrics LOVE SCENARIO? Even though it’s not an English song, almost everyone was in LSS due to the catchy melody.

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The author of the Melon Music Awards 2018 “Song of the Year” is an all-Korean boy group from YG Entertainment, iKon. While all members were born in South Korea, the face of the group and lead rapper, Bobby may have been born in South Korea but grew up in Virginia, in the United States.



(Photo: Twitter || @fantagiomusic_)

The “Candy Sugar Pop” singers from Fantagio Entertainment only have Korean members. In addition to killing group activities, ASTRO is divided into sub-units – Moonbin & Sanha and Jinjin & Rocky. Meanwhile, MJ made his debut as a soloist.

Interestingly, Cha Eunwoo is an actor who starred in “My ID is Gangnam Beauty” and “Rookie Historian Goo Hae-Ryung”.

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With the spectrum of talent that all these Korean groups possess, there is no doubt that K-pop is a melting pot of skill, because idols don’t just invest their time in the music itself, so they even extend into other entertainment sectors.

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With a script by Sophia Carson


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