7 Best Kpop Fandoms and Their Quirky Nature

Ashley | 10 - 03 - 2021
Best Kpop Fandoms

Are you a K-popper? How much do you know about the best K-pop fandoms? Get answers to every K-pop stan question with this engaging trivia!

Fandom Culture

Do you know that South Korea receives 23.3% of its tourist population due to foreign fans? There are more than 300 Kpop bands with their very own fanbase. These fans have developed a fandom, contribute to the online presence of Kpop idols and shop merchandise of their favorites. The fandom culture began in the ’70s with singers Nam Jin and Na Hoon-a.

What Are K-Pop Fans Called?

K-pop fans are called K-popper or K-pop stans. While an obsessive fan who stalks or intrudes into the personal life of K-pop idols is known as sasaeng. 

Which Is the Most Powerful Fandom?
  • B. K-Poppers
  • C. K-pop Stan
  • D. All of the Above

Which Is the Most Powerful Fandom?

“Dul, Set, Bang, Tan! Annyeonghaseyo! Bangtan Sonyeondan-imnida!” translates to “2,3, Bang! Tan! Hello, we are BTS.”Even though the boys have a basic introductory line, BTS ARMY (Since July 9, 2013) is the most powerful K-pop fandom in the world!

Do you know that if the BTS ARMY was an actual army, there would be enough people to form 18 armies (1 Army consists of around 400,000 to 1,000,000 members)? BTS ARMY stands for ‘Adorable Representative M.C. for Youth’ and #btsarmy is the leading hashtag online. 

Kpop Fans Club

So, who else is there on the best K-pop fandoms list of 2021? 

  • NCTzens (Since June 12, 2017)

Pronounced N-citizens, NCTzens are a serious fandom in my opinion. They were previously known as NCT stans and are chill but can go to extreme ends if triggered in the wrong way. The band members call their fan club ‘Tizennie’(Pronounced: Seasony).

  • EXO-L (Since August 5, 2017)

EXO-L stands for EXO-Love. This is a thoughtful name because EXO-L stands between EXO-K( Korean) and EXO-M (Mandarin) which are the two divisions of the band. Sehun and Baekhyun have the most fans. Lee Soo Man, SM Entertainment’s executive producer as their president.

  • Blinks (Since November 14, 2016) 

Blink is the portmanteau of Blackpink. Both BTS and Blackpink fans are extreme in nature but the one thing they have in common is, both want Jungkook and Lisa to become a ‘thing’.

  • ONCE (Since November 4, 2015)

Twice’s fandom refers to themselves as ONCE after a member gave the statement, “If you love us even once, we will repay your love with twice of our love.” Fans have also nicknamed the girl gang ‘Teudoongie’ and their haters are known as ‘Thrice’.

  • E.L.F (Since July 2, 2006)

E.L.F stands for ‘Ever-Lasting Friends). The name was chosen by the Super Junior band’s leader, Leeteuk.  SuJu was supposed to be an entry-type band. New idols would try out and graduate into popular bands after a certain period.

  • V.I.P (Since August 19, 2006)

V.I.P stands for ‘Very Important People’. BIGBANG considers their fans to be their support system and address them as V.I.P. K-pop fan clubs call their BIGBANG idols ‘Panda’ endearingly.  They have also introduced comic stripes for their favorite gang member too!

Kpop Fandom Colors

Thinking about shopping for goodies for a concert? Here is the color code for your favorite K-pop band:

#BTS: I Purple You!!! It’s unofficial but there are no second thoughts on this one.

#NCT: Pearl Neo Champagne is the official color and the band calls them “Pretty Grass”.

#EXO: The EXO’s call upon the stars by waving a cosmic latte through the arena.

#Blackpink: Though it’s not officially announced, the band’s logo and merchandise are all black and pink in color.

#Twice: Apricot (Pantone 712 C) and Neon Magenta (Pantone 812 C) became the official colors of ONCE on September 13, 2016. Tune into dispatch Kpop for juicy details and the latest gossip.

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