The Best Disbanded K-Pop Girl Groups, Ranked

Bring these queens back!

Over the years, many talented K-Pop girl groups have disbanded, but what if we could bring them back? In a Koreaboo poll, fans were asked to choose their favorite disbanded group to reunite for a comeback. Here are the top 5 most voted for groups!s

5. SISTAR

SISTAR debuted in 2010 and rose to become one of the most popular second-generation girl groups, despite being signed to a smaller agency, Starship Entertainment. Unfortunately, SISTAR fell victim to the “seven-year curse” and disbanded in 2017. With 4% of the vote (147 votes), SISTAR takes the fifth spot on this list.

| Starship Entertainment

4. CLC

CLC, a girl group formed by Cube Entertainment in 2015, dropped a number of hit songs during their career, including “Hobgoblin” and “No.” After more than a year of inactivity, CLC disbanded in 2022. CLC earned 5% of the vote (205 votes).

| Cube Entertainment

3. IZ*ONE

IZ*ONE was a popular girl group formed through the Mnet survival show Produce 48. Their debut EP, Color*Iz, became an instant best-seller, and the group went on to experience commercial success with subsequent releases. Although fans hoped IZ*ONE’s contract would be extended, the group officially disbanded in 2021. IZ*ONE received 13% of the vote (547 votes).

| Mnet

2. GFRIEND

Fans were devastated when this beloved Source Music girl group announced their disbandment in 2021. GFRIEND debuted in 2015, and experienced commercial success with hit songs like “Rough.” After disbanding, members Eunha, SinB, and Umji re-debuted as VIVIZ in 2022. With 16% of the vote (652 votes), GFRIEND takes the #2 spot.

1. 2NE1

2NE1, one of the most renowned K-Pop girl groups of all time, succumbed to the seven-year curse in 2016. During their career, 2NE1 released songs that fans still love today, such as “I Am the Best” and “Lonely.” They also smashed expectations of what a girl group should be by experimenting with their music, fashion, and more. With 47% of the vote (1,960 votes), 2NE1 takes the #1 spot. It’s been years, but fans are still waiting for this group to “Come Back Home.”

| YG Entertainment

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