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44 K-POP Trivia Questions

Whether you’re a die-hard fan or just dipping your toes into the vibrant world of Korean pop music, get ready for an exhilarating journey filled with catchy tunes, mesmerizing choreography, and larger-than-life personalities. 

But how well do you really know the ins and outs of this global phenomenon? 

Are you an expert on the biggest K-Pop groups, or do you still have a few dance moves to learn? 

Test your knowledge and put your K-Pop prowess to the ultimate test with these trivia questions that will challenge even the most dedicated fans. 

Let’s go. 

K-POP Trivia Questions

  1. Which K-POP group’s debut music video holds the record for the most views within 24 hours on YouTube, as of my last update in April 2023?

  2. In what year did the “first generation” of K-POP begin, marking the emergence of groups like H.O.T. and Seo Taiji and Boys?

  3. Which K-POP idol was the first Korean solo artist to perform at Coachella?

  4. Name the K-POP group that underwent a name change before their official debut, initially known as “New F.O.”.

  5. What is the name of the reality show that formed the boy group Wanna One?

  6. Which SM Entertainment group is known for having an “infinite” member concept, where new members can be added indefinitely?

  7. What is the title of BTS’s first song to hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart?

  8. Who is the first K-POP female solo artist to win a “Daesang” (grand prize) at the Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA)?

  9. In what year and with which song did BIGBANG achieve their first music show win?

  10. Which K-POP idol is known for breaking the world record for “The Most Daesang (Grand Prize) Awards Won at the Mnet Asian Music Awards”?

  11. Which K-POP group was the first to perform in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in the United States?

  12. What is the name of the first K-POP group to hold a concert in North Korea?

  13. Which K-POP idol is recognized for inventing the “finger heart” gesture?

  14. In what year did Girls’ Generation release their iconic hit “Gee,” and how many consecutive weeks did it top the KBS Music Bank chart?

  15. What groundbreaking achievement did Super Junior’s “Sorry, Sorry” album accomplish in the Philippines?

  16. Who was the first K-POP artist to have a wax figure at Madame Tussauds in Hong Kong?

  17. Name the K-POP idol who pursued a PhD while maintaining their career.

  18. What was the original stage name considered for BTS’s RM?

  19. Which K-POP group’s member was the first to enlist in the military, setting a precedent for future idol group enlistments?

  20. What unique record does the girl group TWICE hold in terms of music show wins for a single song?

  21. Which K-POP group received a personal invitation from the President of South Korea to perform at the Blue House?

  22. What is the name of the K-POP group that has a member from every continent except Antarctica?

  23. Who was the first female K-POP solo artist to hold a solo concert in a stadium in Korea?

  24. What significant first did the boy group SHINee achieve on iTunes with their album release?

  25. Which K-POP group was the first to have its own official cryptocurrency?

  26. What unusual record does EXO’s album “Don’t Mess Up My Tempo” hold in terms of physical album design?

  27. Who was the first K-POP idol to participate in the writing and producing of every track on their solo debut album?

  28. Which K-POP girl group’s music video became the first to surpass 1 billion views on YouTube?

  29. Name the K-POP group that set a Guinness World Record for the most Twitter engagements.

  30. What is the highest-charting K-POP album on the Billboard 200 by a female solo artist as of my last update in April 2023?

  31. Which second-generation K-POP boy group had a member run for a parliamentary seat in South Korea?

  32. What was the name of the first K-POP song to enter the UK Singles Chart?

  33. Who is the first K-POP idol to perform at the MTV Europe Music Awards?

  34. What significant record does the K-POP group EXO hold in the Guinness World Records for their album sales?

  35. Which K-POP group’s leader has the record for the most followed K-POP idol on Instagram as of April 2023?

  36. What unique achievement does the K-POP group Stray Kids hold in relation to Billboard’s World Albums Chart?

  37. Which K-POP idol was the first to be appointed as a special ambassador to the United Nations?

  38. What historical milestone did the K-POP group TVXQ achieve in Japan with their single “Purple Line”?

  39. Who was the first K-POP artist to perform at Times Square on New Year’s Eve?

  40. What is the title of the K-POP group Monsta X’s English-language album that made a significant impact in the US?

  41. Which K-POP girl group has a member who was born in Australia?

  42. In what year did Psy’s “Gangnam Style” become the most viewed video on YouTube, and how long did it hold that position?

  43. Which K-POP group was the first to receive a Diamond Play Button from YouTube for surpassing 10 million subscribers?

  44. What unique feature distinguishes the K-POP group LOONA from other K-POP groups in terms of their pre-debut project?

Answers

  1. BTS with their song “Dynamite”.

  2. 1992, with the debut of Seo Taiji and Boys.

  3. BLACKPINK’s Rosé in 2022.

  4. EXID was initially known as “New F.O.” before their official debut.

  5. Produce 101 Season 2.

  6. NCT (Neo Culture Technology).

  7. “Dynamite” in 2020.

  8. IU in 2017, for her album “Palette”.

  9. 2007, with the song “Lies”.

  10. G-Dragon of BIGBANG.

  11. NCT 127 in 2019.

  12. Sechskies, during a rare concert in Pyongyang in 1998.

  13. Kim Hye-soo, although popularized by idols, the actress is often credited with its invention.

  14. 2009, and it topped the chart for 9 consecutive weeks.

  15. It was the first K-POP album to be certified Diamond in the Philippines for selling over 150,000 copies.

  16. Rain (Jung Ji-hoon), in 2011.

  17. Tablo from Epik High pursued a PhD in Stanford, but he halted his studies to focus on his music career.

  18. Runch Randa.

  19. Super Junior’s Kangin was the first from the group to enlist in 2010.

  20. “Cheer Up” by TWICE holds the record for winning the most music show awards for a single song.

  21. BTS performed at the Blue House for the first Korea-France Friendship Concert in 2018.

  22. GOT7, with members from Hong Kong, Thailand, South Korea, and the United States.

  23. IU, with her concert at the Jamsil Stadium in 2019.

  24. SHINee’s “The Story of Light EP.1” was the first K-POP album to top the iTunes charts in over 60 countries.

  25. A.C.E with their partnership for the launch of A.C.E coins in 2019.

  26. It featured a unique design with three different versions that, when placed together, form a complete picture.

  27. Zico of Block B with his solo debut album “Gallery” in 2015.

  28. BLACKPINK with their music video for “DDU-DU DDU-DU”.

  29. BTS, known for their global Twitter dominance.

  30. Rosé (of BLACKPINK) with her album “-R-” in 2021.

  31. Moon Hee-jun of H.O.T ran for a parliamentary seat.

  32. “Gangnam Style” by Psy in 2012.

  33. BTS performed at the 2019 MTV Europe Music Awards.

  34. EXO holds the record for the “most daesang (grand prize) awards won at the Mnet Asian Music Awards.”

  35. Lisa of BLACKPINK.

  36. Stray Kids is the first K-POP group to top Billboard’s World Albums Chart with four different albums in a single year.

  37. BoA was appointed as a special ambassador by the United Nations.

  38. TVXQ was the first foreign artist to top the Oricon Weekly Chart with “Purple Line” in Japan.

  39. BTS performed at the 2020 New Year’s Eve celebration.

  40. “All About Luv” in 2020.

  41. BLACKPINK (Rosé was born in New Zealand but raised in Australia).

  42. 2012, and it remained the most viewed video for about 4 years until 2016.

  43. BLACKPINK received a Diamond Play Button in 2018.

  44. LOONA’s unique pre-debut project involved revealing each member and sub-unit through individual single albums and music videos over 18 months before their official group debut.
K-POP Trivia Questions

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