The K-pop industry is a competitive one, and the competition is fierce. There are so many girl groups and so many talented individuals that it's hard to pick just one as the best. But we're going to try!
Here are the top five girl groups in K-pop, as ranked by Billboard.
Red Velvet is a South Korean girl group formed by SM Entertainment.
The group debuted on August 1, 2014, with their digital single "Happiness."
They are the first girl group to have four members who are not only vocalists, but also dancers.
The group's name derives from the name of the popular American cookie brand, Red Velvet.
Red Velvet is made up of four members: Irene, Seulgi, Wendy and Joy.
The four members have a strong background in dance and have been dancing since they were young.
In the music video for "Happiness," the members showcased their unique dance styles and abilities.
Joy is the group's main dancer and has been a part of SM Entertainment's dance team.
Seulgi is the group's lead dancer and has been in SM Entertainment's dance team for three years.
Irene is the group's main vocalist and has been in SM Entertainment's vocal team for two years.
Wendy is the group's lead vocalist and has been in SM Entertainment's vocal team for two years.
Red Velvet's dance skills are evident with their performances on music shows like "Music Bank" and "Show Champion."
They are known for their powerful vocals and energetic performances.
Blackpink is a South Korean girl group formed by YG Entertainment, consisting of members Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé and Lisa.
They are the first female group to be signed to YG Entertainment since 2NE1's debut.
The group debuted on August 8, 2016 with "Square One".
The name of the band was suggested by YG Entertainment founder Yang Hyun-suk, who chose it based on the members' personalities.
The members of Blackpink are all trained dancers, with Jennie being a former trainee of YG Entertainment for seven years.
Blackpink is known for their synchronized choreography and powerful performances.
The group has been praised for their live singing, with their vocals being more powerful and richer than the average girl group.
Their music is a mix of various genres including hip hop, R&B and EDM.
Blackpink has been recognized for their fashion style and stage presence, with their "strong and powerful" image being a main focus of their debut.
The members are also known for their sense of style, with Jennie's personal style being described as "unique and edgy".
Twice is a South Korean girl group formed by JYP Entertainment in 2015.
The group consists of nine members: Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Momo, Sana, Jihyo, Mina, Dahyun, Chaeyoung and Tzuyu.
Twice rose to fame in 2016 with their single "Cheer Up", the lead single from their first extended play (EP) of the same name.
The song was a commercial success, topping the Gaon Digital Chart and becoming the best-performing single of the year.
Twice has been praised for their synchronized choreography and strong vocals.
They have been referred to as "the best girl group dancer of all time" and "South Korea's Beyonce".
Twice has won a total of 26 awards, including Artist of the Year at the 2017 Mnet Asian Music Awards.
Girls Generation is a South Korean girl group formed by S.M. Entertainment in 2007.
The group is composed of nine members: Taeyeon, Sunny, Tiffany, Hyoyeon, Yuri, Sooyoung, Yoona, Seohyun.
Girls' Generation has been one of the most successful girl groups in Asia.
They are known for their fresh concept, which incorporates a variety of styles from cute to sexy to powerful performances.
Girls Generation is known for their dance routines.
The group has a wide range of music styles, including bubblegum pop, synthpop, dance-pop, and hip-hop.
They have been recognized as a fashion icon and have been praised for their elaborate stage performances.
The group's popularity has been attributed to their catchy tunes and dance routines.
They have sold more than 130 million records in Asia, making them the best-selling girl group in the region.
Apink is a South Korean girl group formed by Plan A Entertainment in 2011.
The group consists of six members: Chorong, Bomi, Eunji, Naeun, Namjoo and Hayoung.
Apink made their debut on April 19, 2011 with the mini-album "Seven Springs of Apink".
Apink's first single album "Une Annee" was released on October 12, 2012.
Apink entered the Japanese market with the release of their first Japanese album "Pink Blossom" on November 7, 2013.
Apink has been known for their cute and innocent concept, which is often described as "cute".
The group has been criticized for their lack of dancing skills.
Despite this, their choreography has been praised for its simplicity and the members' synchronized moves.
Apink has been recognized for their success in Japan.
The group has released two albums in Japan, "Pink Blossom" and "Pink Revolution", both of which reached number one on the Oricon chart.
Apink has also released four singles in Japan, "No No No", "Mr. Chu", "Luv", and "April 19th", all of which reached number one on the Oricon chart.
Apink is also well known for their success in the K-pop industry.
They are also known for their catchy songs and energetic performances.