List of South Korean idol groups
The following is a list of South Korean teen idol musical bands. This includes a list of boy bands and girl groups, organized by year of debut. Idol bands in South Korea started to appear after the success of Seo Taiji and Boys, whose debut in 1992 is considered as a turning point in the history of Korean popular music. 2012 was a record year in K-pop in terms of number of rookie artists, 33 male groups and 36 girl groups debuted.
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