K-pop girl group Loona has 12 members, the same as Iz*One and one behind Seventeen, but far less than NCT’s 23. Photo: Blockberry Creative
K-pop girl group Loona has 12 members, the same as Iz*One and one behind Seventeen, but far less than NCT’s 23. Photo: Blockberry Creative

Why do K-pop groups like The Boyz, Loona and NCT have so many members?

  • Larger groups mean more possibilities for intricate choreography and a wider a range of individual performers and personalities for fans to attach to
  • But there are downsides too, with fans troubled by the idea a group’s composition might change, and individual comparisons that can harm the group overall

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K-pop girl group Loona has 12 members, the same as Iz*One and one behind Seventeen, but far less than NCT’s 23. Photo: Blockberry Creative
K-pop girl group Loona has 12 members, the same as Iz*One and one behind Seventeen, but far less than NCT’s 23. Photo: Blockberry Creative
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